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Minutes of Regular Meeting
November 9, 2010
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session November 9, 2010. Directors in attendance were Chairman Paul Weaver, Larry Bland, Jim Schnebly, Ed Wakkuri and Urban Eberhart. Also in attendance were Janeice Jump, Peter Paget,, Keli Bender, Paul Green, Roger Satnik, Kathleen Satnik, Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck and Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower.
The Agenda was approved as presented with the addition of Executive Session by a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously. Legal Counsel requested White Water Proposal be moved to Executive Session based on pending litigation.
The minutes of the October 5, 2010 meeting were approved with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to water update Ken Hasbrouck distributed a system status report explaining storage is above average with a good carry over into the 2011 water year. Ken Hasbrouck presented 2010 diversion data.
Moving to maintenance update Paul Green apprised the Board that the concrete work continues on the Upper County main canal. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board the polyurea coating will be completed on the lower straight wall in the spring. Ken Hasbrouck continued explaining the Horseshoe Siphon Painting Project is completed.
Moving to KCWP Update Kathleen Satnik apprised the Board water quality sampling
is complete for this year. Kathleen Satnik continued explaining a KCWP Board
meeting is scheduled for November 16, 2010 and a public meeting is scheduled
for December 2, 2010 at Hal Holmes. Kathleen Satnik presented an overview of
water quality data for 2010. Barbara Pettit presented the documentation for
the first invoice being submitted to DOE under the grant amendment for review
Moving to Bruton Pipeline Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower addressed the Board regarding the long term contract explaining there are concerns in the contract language that need to be addressed before signing.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information from YRBWEP III. Lengthy discussion followed.
Moving to delinquent accounts Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower apprised the Board the foreclosures are continuing on delinquent accounts meeting the foreclosure criteria.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed an insurance letter and agreement for review and discussion. Discussion followed with the recommendation Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower contact the Insurance Company regarding the agreement and authorized signing the letter as presented.
Moving to New Business the following segregations were presented for pre-approval subject to meeting the general guidelines: Scott Anderson Sec. 33 Twn. 18 Rng. 19; Wayne Hansen Sec. 01 Twn. 17 Rng. 19; D&H Ranch Sec. 36 Twn. 18 Rng. 17; Eric Prater Sec. 06 Twn. 17 Rng. 18. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Jim Schnebly approved the segregations as presented subject to meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board Urban Eberhart and Ed Wakkuri submitted their petitions of nomination by the time specified with the required signatures. As no other petitions were received Urban Eberhart and Ed Wakkuri were declared elected and presented with a Certificate of Election.
Ken Hasbrouck requested approval for payment of the new John Deere tractor in the sum of $48,882.38. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the payment in the sum of $48,882.38 as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board KRD truck K-70 was involved in an accident on the Vantage Highway. Ken continued explaining there were not injuries and the information has been submitted to the insurance company.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a Crossing Permit for Richard Busch Sec. 29 Twn. 17 Rng. 20. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the Crossing Permit as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Other Business Barbara Pettit presented updated information on the computer upgrade explaining the proposed changes to the forms are being drafted, programmers contacted and new copiers are being tested. Discussion followed with the consensus to move forward with the proposed changes. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board a draft 2011 budget will be presented for review and discussion at the December meeting. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board Tony Jantzer is leaving Cascade Irrigation District and they will be looking for a new manager.
Peter Paget addressed the Board regarding water seepage onto his property and requested the KRD written policy regarding water seepage. Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower advised Peter Paget there is no written policy addressing water seepage onto landowner property. Discussion followed with several options provided for his consideration.
With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Jim Schnebly the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 30 minutes at 2:05 p.m. to discuss pending and threatened litigation. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:35 with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Upcoming Nov. 16th KCWP KRD
Nov. 19th YRBWEPIII Yakima
The Summary Vouchers for September 2010 expenses vouchers 33644-33646 & 33648-33650 &33657-33778 & 9900019, 9900020 and 9900021 in the sum of $202,694.59 were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland. 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.
Paul Weaver - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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