Office of Secretary
Minutes of Regular Meeting
December 2, 2008
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session December 2, 2008. Directors in attendance were Chairman Urban Eberhart, Larry Bland, Jim Schnebly, Paul Weaver and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Janeice Jump, Walt Larrick, Jennifer Hackett, Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Kathleen Satnik, Roger Satnik, Paul Green and Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower.
The Agenda was approved as presented with the addition of Executive Session with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
The Board of Equalization was opened by a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Paul Weaver.
The minutes of the November 4, 2008 meeting were approved with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
Deviating to New Business Walt Larrick, USBR, addressed the Board regarding the Bruton Ditch and fish passage issues. Discussion followed with the understanding the USBR Bruton Ditch proposal will be presented for review by KRD. Walt Larrick left the meeting at this time.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the reservoir status report explaining precipitation is at 97.4% of average and storage above average.
Paul Green presented a maintenance update explaining it has been a good fall for maintenance. Ken continued explaining crews are scheduled to work to the end of the month.
Moving to KCWP Update, Kathleen Satnik apprised the Board the 2009 assessment was set at $.50 per acre. Kathleen continued explaining funding is available for projects under the 319 grant and must be submitted for approval by DOE.
Ken presented a Manastash update. Larry Bland explained the route was tentatively decided at the last meeting he attended. Discussion followed with more information on the proposed route to be presented at a later date.
Moving to New Business the following segregations were presented for pre-approval subject to meeting the general guideline: White Water Cluster Sec.01 Twn. 19 Rng. 15; Fred Christian Sec.20 Twn. 17 Rng. 20; Michael Cotterill Sec. 37 Twn. 17 Rng. 20; Amerivest Development LLC Sec. 08 Twn. 17 Rng. 18; Canyon West Construction Sec. 28 Twn. 18 Rng.20 and Joseph Antonich Sec. 28 Twn. 18 Rng. 19. A motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the segregations as presented subject to meeting the general guidelines with the exception of White Water Cluster. Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower will work with Ken Hasbrouck on the White Water Cluster prior to approval. The motion passed unanimously. The Craig Duncan segregation pre-approval was discussed with the consensus updated information be presented at a future meeting.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the draft 2009 Budget draft explaining updated expenses will be presented following payment of November expenses on December 10th. Discussion followed with the recommendation a budget meeting be set for 10:00 a.m. December 19, 2009.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the USBR CDR payment in the sum of $56,816.52. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver approved the USBR CDR payment as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the DOE LID payment in the sum of $8,749.27. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Paul Weaver approved the DOE LID payment as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Other Business Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board the KRD Office will
be closed December 22nd - 26th. Ken Hasbrouck introduced Jennifer Hackett, Central
Washington University Resource Management Student. Jennifer addressed the Board
regarding her research project addressing water conservation, system capacity,
loss and delivery.
With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Jim Schnebly the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 15 minutes at 2:23 p.m. to discuss legal matters. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Urban Eberhart announced a 5-minute extension at 2:38 p.m. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:43 p.m. with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Upcoming Meetings: Dec. 4th River Ops. Yakima
Dec. 5th Joint Board Yakima
Dec. 19th Sp. Board Mtg. KRD
The Summary Vouchers for November expenses vouchers 30802-30929 in the sum of $154,716.31 were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
The Directors monthly payroll vouchers were presented for signatures and checks distributed accordingly.
As there were no objections to the 2009 assessment roll a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Jim Schnebly closed the Board of Equalization and approved Resolution 2008-2 as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
All Business having been concluded the meeting adjourned.
Urban Eberhart - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary-Manager
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