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Minutes of Regular Meeting
December 1, 2009
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session December 1, 2009. Directors in attendance were Chairman Jim Schnebly, Larry Bland, Urban Eberhart, Ed Wakkuri and Paul Weaver. Also in attendance were Jim Gibbons, Janiece Jump, Paul Green, Kathleen Satnik, Roger Satnik, Barbara Pettit, Keli Bender, Ken Hasbrouck and Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower.
The Agenda was approved as presented with the addition of Executive Session with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the November 10, 2009 meeting were approved with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the USBR reservoir status report reflecting low inflows.
Jim Gibbons, Mitchell Reed & Associates Inc., addressed the Board regarding his request that the KRD Board sign a Professional Service Acknowledgement. Discussion followed with the consensus Legal Counsel review the Acknowledgement and it be placed on the January, 2010 agenda.
Moving to maintenance Paul Green apprised the Board fall work is continuing.
Kathleen Satnik, KCWP, presented 2009 water quality data from the turbidimeters at specified sites. Kathleen continued explaining a public water quality presentation is scheduled for December 4, 2009.
Moving to Bruton update, Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board he met with landowners
to address any issues pertaining to KRD water delivery.
Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower apprised the Board he is preparing the covenant for landowner signatures Ken continued explaining interests in automation of the Teanum Gates and structures is being researched by interested parties.
Moving to YRBWEP III Urban Eberhart presented updated information from meetings
he attended. Ken Hasbrouck requested the Board consider increasing the allowable
pay for Directors attending meetings.
Ken continued stating because of the amount of time spent on YRBWEP III by Urban Eberhart he would suggest Urban Eberhart be compensated for time spent. Discussion continued with the consensus the Board not increase the current Director meeting reimbursement rate. Discussion followed with Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower explaining he would research possible increased pay for Urban Eberhart while representing KRD at the YRBWEP III meetings.
The 2010-2012 Union Proposal was presented for review and discussion. Discussion followed with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Larry Bland the proposal will continue with the 2010 budget process and placed on the agenda for the December 15, 2009 Special Meeting of the Board of Directors. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to New Business Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower apprised the Board of the status on current foreclosure activities on delinquent accounts.
The 2010 draft budget was distributed for review and discussion. Discussion followed with the consensus the draft budget will be discussed at the December 15, 2009 Special Meeting of the Board of Directors.
Moving to Other Business Barbara Pettit apprised the Board the State Auditor will be auditing 2007-2008 in January, 2010. Ken Hasbrouck distributed information on the Upper County Ground Water Rule.
The Board adjourned to Executive Session at 2:25 p.m. for 20 minutes to discuss pending litigation with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Jim Schnebly announced a 5-minute extension at 2:45 p.m. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:50 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
Dec. 3rd Easton Dive Inspection
Dec. 3rd River Ops.
Dec. 3rd WTWG
Dec. 4th Joint Board
Dec. 7th YRBWEP III
Dec. 17th YRBWEP III
The Summary Vouchers for September expenses vouchers - 31809-31812 & 32293-32434 in the sum of $174,054.66 were approved by 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.
Jim Schnebly - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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