Minutes of Regular Meeting
December 5, 2000
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session on December 5, 2000. Directors in attendance were Chairman Jim Schnebly, Vice Chairman Larry Bland, Urban Eberhart and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Jack Carpenter, Barbara Pettit, Chris Staloch, Ron Jarmin, Don Boxford, Roger Satnik, Carol Ready, Harvey Dodge and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.
A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Larry Bland approved the agenda with the addition of Executive Session. The motion passed unanimously.
This meeting having been convened and being recognized as the Board of Equalization as advertised, will be recognized as the Board of Equalization until declared closed. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri declared the Board of Equalization open. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Union Proposal Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board Don Boxford, AFSCME AFL-CIO Staff Representative, Ron Jarmin and Chris Staloch were here to discuss the Proposal. Lengthy discussion followed with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri authorizing the Union Proposal as amended. Mr. Boxford apprised the Board he will present the contract, as amended, to the union members for review and approval. Don Boxford, Ron Jarmin and Chris Staloch left the meeting at this time.
The minutes of the November 7, 2000 and November 28, 2000 Board meetings were approved with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter distributed the December 4th system status report explaining reservoir releases are higher than inflows with December precipitation at 49% of average.
Moving to KCWP update Roger Satnik presented information resulting from a tour of the Wippel Wasteway with Carol Ready and Pat Monk explaining they looked at approximately 15 culverts and check structures with 6 identified as likely barriers according to current Fish and Wildlife standards. Mr. Carpenter requested guidance on bringing Kittitas County into discussions concerning Wippel Wasteway barriers. Carol Ready presented information on the Phase III Tributary Passage and Screening explaining she attended a meeting in Yakima with preliminary dicussions on forming tributary teams comprised of local representatives to facilitate permits and implementation. Carol presented information on applications submitted by KRD and KCWP for funding under the Waldo requests explaining requests for funding were submitted from all entities as a package. Carol apprised the Board DOE has approximately $30,000.00 available to for KRD to assist DOE with flow metering, hydrology of the valley, create a GIS layer and assist with the TMDL with funds expended by June 2001. Carol explained KCWP submitted an application for $23,000.00 EPA funding with a 25% match requirement.
Moving to Tri-County Update Urban Eberhart explained there is a restructuring of some committees and individuals will be contacted for committee assignments.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the Boss Construction payment request has been submitted to Dick Haapala, CH2Mhill, and John Konvolin for review.
The revised General Guidelines for land division were presented for review and discussion. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland approved the General Guidelines if 11/20/00. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter requested guidance on setting budget meetings. Discussion followed with the consensus the Budget Meeting be scheduled for 10: 00 a.m. December 22, 2000.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the CD at Sterling Savings will mature on December 20, 2000. Discussion followed with the recommendation investment rate information will be obtained and Board members contacted.
Moving to Yakima Siphon Access Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board Harold Lee, Hageman Inc. toured the site and will be submitting a proposal.
Chairman Jim Schnebly declared Larry Bland and Ed Wakkuri elected and presented their Certificates of Election.
Moving to New Business Mr. Carpenter presented the KRD Drought payment of $4,130.68, KRD Landslide/Debris Flow payment of $38,142.77 and LID payments of $10,114.05 for a total of $57,387.50. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Larry Bland approved the DOE payment in the sum of $52,387.50. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented the second half CDR Payment to the Bureau of Reclamation in the sum of $57,773.78. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the CDR payment as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented Plats/Land Divisions from Ivan Alderson Sec. 10, Twn. 17, Rng. 20; George Karageorges Sec. 15, Twn. 16, Rng. 20; Derald Martin Sec. 15, Twn. 16, Rng. 20; J. Stephen Paul Sec. 29, Twn. 18, Rng. 20; Dale Dyk Sec. 31, Twn. 18, Rng. 18 and Hastings Sec. 19, Twn. 17, Rng. 20 explaining they are working on general guidelines and will be presented for final approval to the applicable Director at a later date. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Larry Bland approved the Short Plats/Land Divisions as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented a crossing permit from Bob Edwards Sec. 16, Twn. 18, Rng. 19. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the Bob Edwards crossing permit as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board Brad Haberman and Jim Chandler have expressed interest in the Director Division #5 position explaining the KRD Board must recommend an individual for appointment by the Kittitas County Commissioners.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board he received a letter regarding the City of Ellensburg relocation and requested input from the Board. Discussion followed with the consensus the position continues to be that any relocation must be cost neutral to the District.
December 8th Joint Board Yakima
December 11th ESA Yakima
River Ops. Yakima
Jack Stanford Yakima
December 13-15th WSWRA Seattle
December 13th IOP Yakima
December 14th Water Day Yakima
December 18th AFW Olympia
December 22nd Sp. Board Mtg. KRD
Moving to Other Business Mr. Carpenter requested approval for carryover for vacation hours in excess of the authorized carryover to be used in January and February for Jack Carpenter, Marty Haberman, Paul Green and Dave Hosmer. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Larry Bland approved the vacation hours carryover. The motion passed unanimously.
With a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri the Board adjourned to Executive Session at 12:05 p.m. for 10 minutes to discuss Personnel. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned from Regular Session at 12.15 p.m. with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for the month of October Vouchers # 18533-18534 & 18598-1818731 in the sum of $ 128,307.87 were presented for approval. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Urban Eberhart approved the Summary Vouchers as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
The Directors Payroll Vouchers were presented for signatures and checks distributed accordingly.
A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri authorized employees to donate annual leave to be used by Ron Jarmin, due to extraordinary medical needs, to be paid at the donating employees rate of pay.
The Board recessed for lunch at 12:20 p.m. to reconvene at 1:00 p.m.
The Board reconvened at 1:00 p.m. As there were no objections to the 2001 Assessment Roll for 2001, a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri closed the Board of Equalization and approved Resolution 2000-6. The motion passed unanimously.
All Business having been concluded the meeting adjourned.
Jack W. Carpenter-Secretary-Manager
Jim Schnebly - Chairman
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