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Minutes of Regular Meeting
December 17, 2015

The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Special Session December 17, 2015.  Directors in attendance were Chairman Ed Wakkuri, Vice Chairman Fred Schnebly, Paul Weaver, Larry Bland, and Mark Hansen.  Also in attendance were Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower, Urban Eberhart, Kevin Eslinger, Bob Main, Barbara Pettit, Keli Bender, Ken Hasbrouck and Mark Charlton.

The agenda was approved as presented with a motion made by Paul Weaver and a second made by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.

The 2016 Budget Proposal was presented for review and discussion.  Lengthy discussion followed. A motion made by Paul Weaver and a second made by Larry Bland approved the 2016 O & M Budget in the sum of $3,654,958.79 and the USBR Construction Debt Retirement in the sum of $111,000.00 for a total of $3,765,958.49. KRD will fund the difference between the assessment revenue and budget with interest from the USBR Emergency Fund, RR & HWY, Pipeline, O & M, Army #1, #2 and #3 investments and the O & M and Construction Debt Retirement Short Term Investments.  The motion passed unanimously. 

A motion made by Paul Weaver and a second by Larry Bland approved the 2016 assessment rate with an $11.00 per acre increase and a distribution of 3.% to Construction Debt Retirement and 97% to Operation and Maintenance.  The motion passed unanimously

With a motion made by Mark Hansen and a second made by Paul Weaver the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 45 minutes at 10:00 a.m. pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(G) and (I)(iii) to discuss litigation that the district is a party to, and to evaluate the risks of a proposed action and to discuss and review the performance of a public employee.  The motion passed unanimously.   The Board returned to Regular Session at 10:45 a.m. with a motion made by Mark Hansen and a second by Paul Weaver.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

A motion made by Paul Weaver and a second made by Fred Schnebly authorized  employees to carryover annual leave hours exceeding the 160 approved carryover.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

A motion made by Paul Weaver and a second made by Fred Schnebly approved a 3% increase in wages for Keli Bender, Barbara Pettit, Tina Webster, Roger Satnik and Marty Haberman and maintain the employee insurance sharing.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

The 2016-2018 Union Proposal was presented for review and discussion.  Discussion followed with the proposal referred to the committee for a recommendation to the Board.

 

A motion made by Mark Hansen and a second by Fred Schnebly approved the following salaries for 2016:  Kevin Eslinger, Assistant Manager $70,000.00 per year with no paid overtime and maintain the employee insurance sharing; Bob Main, Non Union Field Supervisor $60,000.00 per year with no paid overtime or holidays and maintain the employee insurance sharing.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

A motion made by Paul Weaver and a second by Larry Bland approved Urban Eberhart, Secretary-Manager with no increase in salary and no paid overtime and maintain the employee insurance sharing

 

All Business having been concluded the meeting adjourned.

Ed Wakkuri Chairman

Urban B. Eberhart Secretary Manager

 

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