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Minutes of Special Meeting

December 14, 1999

The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Special Session on Tuesday, December 14, 1999. Directors in attendance were Chairman Urban Eberhart, Vice Chairman Jim Schnebly, Paul Weaver and Larry Bland. Also in attendance were Ben George, Jack Carpenter and Barbara Pettit.

The meeting was called to order by Vice Chairman Jim Schnebly. A motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland approved the Agenda as presented. The motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Carpenter and Jim Schnebly presented information from a meeting with Mike Moyer and Steve Lathrop representing Trendwest and Tom Martin, representing Kittitas County for the purpose of Trendwest’s EIS. Mr. Carpenter explained Trendwest is considering suggesting the formation of a Water Conservancy Board in Kittitas County. Discussion followed with the consensus KRD takes the position that KRD does not see a negative impact to the District by the formation of a Conservancy Board. The Conservancy Board will not be dealing with KRD water rights; therefore KRD does not oppose the formation of a Conservancy Board. Mr. Carpenter presented information from Tom Martin on a plan to mitigate the use of Trendwest water releases out of Lake Cle Elum prior to storage control. The plan appears to mitigate third party impacts. It was recommended that Mr. Martin present his plan to Roza Irrigation District for their review.

Mr. Carpenter presented information from the 1999 WSWRA Conference

Explaining the morning session addressed the Agricultural Fish Water (AFW) FOTG Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Clean Water Act (CWA) issues. Mr. Carpenter also presented information from the afternoon session addressing WSWRA’s Comprehensive Irrigation District Management Plan (CIDMP) programmatic approach for RCW 87.03 irrigation districts to have protection from ESA/CWA "take" issues.

The Boss Construction payment request for work on the main canal liner in the sum of $124,189.62 was presented for approval. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board all the concrete is placed with the silicon sealing of expansion joints and clean up remaining. Mr. Carpenter further explained the bill submitted is based on bid specs and he will contact Dick Haapala prior to issuance of the check. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Paul Weaver approved the Boss Construction payment as presented. The motion passed unanimously. Urban Eberhart entered the meeting at this time.

Deviating back to 2000 Union Wage Proposal a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland approved the following counter proposal to the 2000 Union Proposal:

$.25 per hour to all classification effective January 1, 2000.

Establishing a Step Plan Concept with exact wording to be finalized.

No deletion of "A probationary employee will be paid twenty-five cents ($.25) per hour less than the above rate."

The motion passed unanimously.

The 2000 non-union wage increases were authorized by a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.

Field supervisor $50.00 Per Month

Land/RRA Clerk $50.00 Per Month

Office Clerk $50.00 Per Month

Office Manager $50.00 Per Month

GIS Position $l00.00 Per Month

Secretary/Manager $50.00 Per Month

The updated 2000 budget proposal was presented with Mr. Carpenter explaining changes to individual expense categories. Lengthy discussion followed with detailed review of expense categories and the addition of a category for the Lake Keechelus Dam Costs in the 2000 budget proposal. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Jim Schnebly approved the 2000 O & M Budget in the sum of $2,407,421.00 and the Construction Repayment to the Bureau of Reclamation in the sum of $115,770.00 for a total of $2,523,191.00. The motion passed unanimously.

A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland approved a $5.00 per acre increase for the 2000 assessment rates with 11.75% to establish a Lake Keechelus Dam Costs Account, 5% Construction Repayment and 83.25% for Operation and Maintenance. The motion passed unanimously.

All Business having been concluded the meeting adjourned.

Jack W. Carpenter – Secretary-Manager

Urban Eberhart – Chairman

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