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Minutes of Special Meeting
December 19, 2008
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Special Session December 19, 2008. Directors in attendance were Chairman Urban Eberhart, Larry Bland, Ed Wakkuri and Jim Schnebly. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit and Ken Hasbrouck.
A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland approved the Agenda as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
The 2009 Budget proposal was presented for review and discussion. Barbara Pettit presented an overview of the revenues and expenses for 2008 and 2009. Lengthy review and discussion followed
The Board adjourned to Executive Session at 11:30 a.m. for 15 minutes for evaluation of the Secretary Manager with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 11:45 with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the 2009 O & M Budget in the sum of $2,926,275.17 and the USBR Construction Debt Retirement in the sum of $113,786.00 for a total of $3,040,061.17. Interest from the USBR Emergency Fund, RR & HWY, Pipeline, O & M, Army #1, #2 and #3, R-O-W, Wipple and Keechelus Dam Investments used for 2009 operation and maintenance and the 2009 Special Project expenses taken from the Special Project Investment Account. The difference remaining will be taken from the O & M Short Term Investment. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Non Union wages a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland approved a 5.3% increase in current wages, including longevity, effective January 1, 2009 for Ken Hasbrouck, Roger Satnik, Paul Green, Barbara Pettit, Keli Bender and Tina Webster. The motion passed unanimously.
A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland approved the 2009 assessment rate with no increase and a distribution of 4.5% to Construction Debt Retirement and 95.5% to Operation and Maintenance with 4.7% of the Operation & Maintenance designated to the Special Projects Investment Account. The motion passed unanimously.
All Business having been concluded the meeting adjourned with a motion from
Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Urban Eberhart - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary-Manager
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