The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Special Session on December 28, 2004. Directors in attendance were chairman Urban Eberhart, Vice Chairman Jim Schnebly, Larry Bland, Brad Haberman and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Jack Carpenter, Ken Hasbrouck, Barbara Pettit and Roger Satnik.
A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Brad Haberman approved the agenda as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to non-union wages a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland approved a $100.00 per month increase for Paul Green, Barbara Pettit, Keli Bender and Tina Webster effective January 1, 2005. The motion passed unanimously.
Continuing under non union wages there was discussion regarding the increased responsibilities Roger Satnik will be accepting with the change in management and a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Brad Haberman approved a $200.00 per month increase for Roger Satnik effective January 1, 2005. The motion passed unanimously.
The wages for Ken Hasbrouck were discussed with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland that the wages for Ken Hasbrouck continue at the current water master rate until appointment to the Manager position at which time the pay rate will be $45,000.00 per year not including longevity pay. The motion passed unanimously.
Jack Carpenter requested no increase in wages for 2005 and a payoff on a portion of his sick leave. Discussion followed with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Brad Haberman approving a pay increase of $1,700.00 per month for January and February 2005 and no payoff of any accrued sick leave. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter distributed an updated 2005 budget proposal for review and discussion. Lengthy review and discussion followed with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Brad Haberman approving the 2005 Operation and Maintenance Budget in the sum of $2,533,852.61 and the Construction Debt Retirement in the sum of $113,786.00 with the 2005 Keechelus Dam payment taken from the Keechelus Dam Investment and the interest from the USBR Emergency Fund, RR & HWY, Pipeline, O & M, Army #1, 2 and 3, R-O-W, Pumping Plant Project and Special Projects Accounts used for 2005 Operation and Maintenance. The motion passed unanimously.
A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Brad Haberman approved the 2005 assessment rate with no increase and a distribution of 4.5% to Construction Debt Retirement and 95.5% to Operation and Maintenance with 1.1% of the O & M designated for Pumping Plant Projects Account and 3.6% of the O & M designated for Special Projects Account. The motion passed unanimously.
All Business having been concluded the meeting adjourned.
Urban B. Eberhart - Chairman
Jack W. Carpenter Secretary-Manager
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