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Minutes of Regular Meeting
December 2, 2014
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session December 2, 2014. Directors in attendance were Chairman Larry Bland, Vice Chairman Ed Wakkuri, Paul Weaver, Fred Schnebly and Urban Eberhart. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Keli Bender, Ken Hasbrouck, Kevin Eslinger, Roger Satnik, Janeice Jump, and Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower.
The Board of Equalization was opened by a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Paul weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
The Agenda was approved as presented with the addition of Executive Session with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the November 4, 2014 meeting were approved with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to water update Ken Hasbrouck distributed a reservoir system status report showing a continued increase in storage. Ken Hasbrouck continued explaining snow is needed in the mountains.
Moving to maintenance update Kevin Eslinger apprised the Board the last of the cement projects will be completed this week with brushing, burning and replacing head gates will continue as long as the weather permits. Kevin continued explaining the temporary employees will be laid off in the next two weeks. Paul Weaver asked for clarification on the CH2MHill engineers inspection of the drum gate. Discussion followed with Ken Hasbrouck apprising the Board the bids received exceeded the estimated cost estimates and the project was moved to 2015.
Moving to KCWP Roger Satnik apprised the Board there was a KCWP Board Meeting on November 13th. where it was decided there would be no increase in the contribution of $.50 per acres. Paul Weaver apprised the Board a request to the KCWP Board for water quality testing in the Teanaway was denied because it was not an appropriate use of the KCWP funds.
Jeff Slothower presented updated information on the status of the foreclosure process for delinquent accounts meeting the foreclosure criteria. Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower apprised the Board there has been no response on one account on the foreclosure list.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on the Integrated Plan.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the revised KRD Water Measurement Policy for review and discussion. Discussion followed with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approving KRD Water Measurement Policy Resolution 2014-7. The moion passed unanimously.
Moving to New Business Ken Hasbrouck presented the CIAW Insurance payment request in the sum of $78,434.15 and Mitchell Reed & Schmitten in the sum of $5,000.00 for December 1, 2014-December 1, 2015. A motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the payment request as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed Resolution 2014-6 2015 Meeting Schedule for review and discussion. Discussion followed with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Fred Schnebly approving Resolution 2014-6 as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the 2015 Draft Budget for review. Discussion followed with the consensus a Special Meeting be set for 1:00 p.m. December 16, 2014 to review and discuss the 2015 Draft Budget.
Ken Hasbrouck requested approval for the closure of the KRD office December 22nd - 26th. Discussion followed with the consensus the request be approved with the understanding employees use leave to cover time off.
With a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Fred Schnebly the Board moved
to Executive Session at 1:35 p.m. for 15 minutes to discuss Aquavella Water
Rights Adjudication and related issues. The motion passed unanimously. The Board
returned to Regular Session at 1:50 p.m. with a motion from Paul Weaver and
seconded by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
December 8th River Ops Yakima
December 12th Joint Board Yakima
December 17th Integrated Plan Yakima
The Summary Vouchers for October 2014 expenses vouchers #38341-38343 & 38345-38346 & 38441-38444 & 38685-38766 & 9900578-9900591 in the sum of $200,074.65 were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
The Directors monthly payroll vouchers were presented for signatures and checks distributed accordingly.
The Board of Equalization was closed with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
As there were no objections to the 2015 assessment roll a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Fred Schnebly closed the Board of Equalization and approved Resolution 2014-5 as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
All Business having been concluded the meeting adjourned.
Larry Bland - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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