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Minutes of Regular Meeting
December 1, 1998
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session on December 1, 1998. The morning session began at 8:00 a.m. at Hal Holmes Center with guest speaker Jim Jesernig, Director of Washington State Department of Agriculture, with a presentation on the Washington State Salmon Recovery Plan and Endangered Species Act Issues. Mr. Carpenter distributed information on the status of Lake Keechelus Dam . Following the presentation by Mr. Jesernig the meeting continued at the KRD Office. Directors in attendance were Chairman Paul Weaver, Vice Chairman Urban Eberhart, Jim Schnebly, Larry Bland and John Scott. Also in attendance were Paul Harrel, Janeice Jump, Ben George, Phil Kern, Jack Carpenter, Barbara Pettit and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.
A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by John Scott approved the agenda with the addition of an Executive Session. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the November 3, 1998 meeting were approved by a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Jim Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
Continuing under Old Business this meeting having been convened and being recognized as the Board of Equalization as advertised, will be recognized as the Board of Equalization until declared closed. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland declared the Board of Equalization open. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Water Update Mr. Carpenter presented information on Easton and Cle Elum incubation flows.
Continuing under Old Business Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board he attended a CBFWA Workshop on November 12, 1998. Mrs. Pettit attended a Conservation Field Services Program at the Yakima USBR Office. November 18-20 Mr. Carpenter attended the WSWRA Conference in Spokane. November 23-24 Mr. Carpenter attended Keechelus Dam Issue meetings in Boise. November 25, 1998 Mr. Carpenter attended the Joint Board.
Moving to 1999 Budget Proposal it was the consensus the 1999 Budget Proposal be placed on a special meeting agenda.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board he contacted Puget Sound Energy and Universal Electric Power Corporation regarding the Taneum Hydro Project with neither interested in a turn key project. Mr. Carpenter further apprised the Board Roger Bryenton, Cascade Power, continues to express interest in the project. Discussion followed with the recommendation it be placed on the January agenda.
Moving to Trendwest Update Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board Joe Mentor had requested being placed on the agenda and has not arrived at this time. Mr. Carpenter further explained Trendwest is currently talking with Roza Irrigation District and suggested Roza be invited to a Board Meeting to discuss Trendwest.
Mr. Carpenter distributed a sample letter, recommended by WSWRA, regarding concepts and funding of the salmon recovery project pertaining to Irrigation Districts. Discussion followed with the consensus the letter be sent.
Moving to New Business the second half CDR payment to the USBR in the sum of $57,819.87 was approved by a motion from John Scott and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
The January, 1999 LID/KRD drought payments to the Department of Ecology in the sum of $14,244.73 was approved with a motion from Jim Schnebly and Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
The January, 1999 Landslide/Debris Flow Payment to the Department of Ecology in the sum of $38,142.77 was approved with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by John Scott. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter requested Watson Electric be approved for automation projects at Wippel to replace the flexible conduit with steel conduit as recommended by the USBR O & M Inspection in the sum of approximately $2,400.00. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by John Scott approved the Watson Electric as requested. The motion passed unanimously.
December 3, 1998 TCWRA Yakima
December 9, 1998 WSWRA Tri-State Portland
Feb. 22-25, 1999 NWIO Field Tour Phoenix
Summary Vouchers for the month of October, 1998 expenses, Vouchers # 15547-15609 & 15611-15638 & 15647-15684 in the sum of $110,303.66 were presented for approval. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland approved the summary Vouchers as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
The Directors monthly Payroll Vouchers were presented for signatures and checks distributed accordingly.
The Board adjourned to Executive Session for 15 minutes to discuss legal issues at 11:35 with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland the motion passed unanimously. Vice Chairman Urban Eberhart announced a 10 minute extension at 11:50 a.m.. Chairman Paul Weaver entered the meeting at 11:55 a.m. Vice Chairman Urban Eberhart turned the meeting over to Chairman Paul Weaver. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by John Scott returned the Board to regular session at 12:00 p.m. Discussion followed with a special meeting set for December 16, 1998 at l:00 p.m.. The Board recessed for lunch at 12:05 to reconvene at l:00 p.m. with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by John Scott. The motion passed unanimously.
The Board reconvened in Regular Session at l:00 p.m.
As there were no objections to the Assessment Roll for 1999 a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by John Scott closed the Board of Equalization and approved Resolution 1998-3. The motion passed unanimously.
All Business having been concluded the meeting adjourned.
Jack W. Carpenter - Secretary-Manager
Paul Weaver - Chairman
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