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Minutes of Regular Meeting
November 4, 2014
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session November 4, 2014. Directors in attendance were Chairman Larry Bland, Vice Chairman Ed Wakkuri, Paul Weaver, Fred Schnebly and Urban Eberhart. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Keli Bender, Ken Hasbrouck, Kevin Eslinger, Roger Satnik, Janeice Jump, and Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower.
The Agenda was approved as presented with the addition of Executive Session with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the October7, 2014 meeting were approved with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to water update Ken Hasbrouck distributed a reservoir system status report with 138% of average for the last 20 years explaining there is a good carry over to 2015.
Moving to maintenance update Kevin Eslinger apprised the Board the warranty work has been completed on SB 13.8. Kevin continued explaining the wet weather has prevented the application of any canal coating on the Main Canal. Kevin Eslinger explained only two bids were received on the Easton Dam Drum Gate Project and both were higher than anticipated causing the project to be postponed until 2015. KRD crews along with CH2MHILL engineers entered the Easton Drum Gate for inspection. Kevin Eslinger continued explaining KRD crews continue inspecting KRD siphons and are busy with fall maintenance projects.
Moving to KCWP Roger Satnik apprised the Board there is a KCWP Board Meeting scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on November 13th at the KRD Office.
Jeff Slothower presented updated information on the status of the foreclosure process for delinquent accounts meeting the foreclosure criteria. Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower apprised the Board he is proceeding with litigation. Discussion followed.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on the Integrated Plan. A motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Fred Schnebly approved KRD membership in the Family Farm Alliance with an annual contribution of $.07 per assessed acre. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to New Business Ken Hasbrouck presented the second half USBR Construction Debt Retirement payment in the sum of $55,455.02. A motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkrui approved the payment as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board a petition of nomination with the required signatures was received from Fred Schnebly by 5:00 p.m. Monday November 3, 2014. A Certificate of Election was presented to Fred Schnebly.
Ken Hasbrouck requested approval for the purchase of a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado in the sum of $20,867.60. A motion from Fred Schnebly and seconded by Paul Weaver approved the payment as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Resolution 2014-4 regarding Cities Insurance Association of Washington was presented for review and approval. A motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved Resolution 2014-4 as presented.
The KRD Draft Measurement Policy was presented for review and discussion. Discussion followed with the consensus it be tabled for continued discussion at the December, 2014 meeting.
Moving to Other Business Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board he would have a 2015 budget draft for the December, 2014 meeting.
With a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Fred Schnebly the Board moved to Executive Session at 2:02 p.m. for 15 minutes to discuss Aquavella Water Rights Adjudication and related issues. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:17 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
November 3rd River Ops
The Summary Vouchers for September 2014 expenses vouchers #38337-38340 & 38602-38684 & 9900559-9900572 in the sum of $246,148.17 were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
The Directors monthly payroll vouchers were presented for signatures and checks distributed accordingly.
All Business having been concluded the meeting adjourned.
Larry Bland - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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