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Minutes of Regular Meeting
December 3, 2013
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session December 3, 2013. Directors in attendance were Chairman Paul Weaver, Vice Chairman Larry Bland, Fred Schnebly, Urban Eberhart and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Kevin Eslinger, Keli Bender, Kathleen Satnik, Roger Satnik, Janeice Jump 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 Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the November 5, 2013 meeting were approved with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkrui. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed a system status report and apprised the Board the snowpack is 66% of normal and reservoirs are at 125% of normal with inflows above normal due to the recent precipitation.
Kevin Eslinger presented a maintenance update explaining he is continuing with the siphon inspections and minor repairs when needed. Kevin continued explaining the crack sealing project has been suspended due to cold weather and crews are to remove large amounts of brush and trees on the KRD right-of-way. Kevin apprised the Board the temporary laborers will continue working until December 20th depending on weather. Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower addressed the Board regarding maintenance and a right of way concern.
Moving to KCWP Kathleen Satnik apprised the Board the 2014 contribution rate is set at $.50 per acre. Kathleen Satnik distributed water quality data charts for 2013. Discussion continued regarding sampling criteria for 2014.
Moving to Delinquent Accounts Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower apprised the Board all delinquent accounts have been collected or are in bankruptcy or other legal status.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on the Integrated Plan.
Kevin Eslinger distributed a map and presented updated information on the SB 13.8 project. Lengthy discussion followed.
Moving to New Business the second half USBR Construction Debt Retirement Bill in the amount of $55,888.77 was presented for approval. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland approved the USBR Construction Debt Retirement bill as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a list of equipment having no value. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved junking of the equipment presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented Resolution 2013-3 for sole source purchasing from Matheson Painting, Inc... A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Fred Schnebly approved Resolution 2013-3 as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented Resolution 2013-4 setting the 2014 Meeting Schedule.
A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred Schnebly
Approved Resolution 2013-4 as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board the CPI information setting the 2014 COLA indicates 2% explaining a letter will be submitted to the Union. Ken apprised the Board two sur charges will be implemented by the Washington State Health Care Authority beginning July 1, 2014. Discussion followed with the consensus the implementation of the sur charges be forwarded to Bob Weaver for review.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the 2014 draft budget for review and requested a budget meeting date of December 12, 2013 at 1:00. Discussion followed with the consensus the KRD schedule a Special Meeting on December 12, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.
Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board Jim Gibbons, Mitchell Reed Insurance, has requested a letter signed by the Board Chair. Discussion followed with the consensus Chairman Paul Weaver sign the letter as requested.
With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred Schnebly the Board moved
to Executive Session at 2:00 p.m. for 30 minutes to discuss pending and threatened
litigation and legal matters. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Paul Weaver
announced a 15 minute extension at 2:30 p.m. The Board returned to Regular Session
at 2:45 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred Schnebly. The
motion passed unanimously.
Upcoming Meetings: December 9th River Ops. Yakima
December 13th Joint Board Yakima
The Summary Vouchers for October, 2013 expenses vouchers #37628-37727 & 9900370-9900378 in the sum of $217,586.12 were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
The Directors monthly payroll vouchers were presented for signatures and checks distributed accordingly.
As there were no objections to the 2014 assessment roll a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred Schnebly closed the Board of Equalization and approved Resolution 2013-5 as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
All Business having been concluded the meeting adjourned.
Paul Weaver - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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