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Minutes of Regular Meeting
December 6, 2011
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Special Session December 6, 2011. Directors in attendance were Chairman Larry Bland, Jim Schnebly, Urban Eberhart, Paul Weaver and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Keli Bender, Roger Satnik, Janiece 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 Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the November 15, 2011 meeting were approved as corrected with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the reservoir system status report explaining storage is above average with below inflows due to low precipitation and cold temperatures.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a maintenance update explaining the estimated cost
for repair of the turbine is $12,000.00. Discussion followed with the recommendation
the second turbine be sent for inspection in 2012. Ken Hasbrouck continued explaining
Dick Haapala is preparing a report on the Easton Drum Gate Inspection
Moving to KCWP Update, Roger Satnik apprised the Board the KCWP Board set the 2012 contribution at $.50 per acre and scheduled a Public Meeting date for January 26th at Hal Holmes.
Ken Hasbrouck presented updated information on the Manastash, Bruton and Taneum.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on the Upper County DWRP. Discussion followed.
Moving to YRBWEP Urban Eberhart presented updated information.
Moving to New Business Barbara Pettit apprised the Board the 2009-2010 audit has been completed and the exit conference is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on December 14, 2011. Discussion followed with the consensus Larry Bland will attend the exit conference.
Moving to delinquent accounts Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower apprised the Board the remaining delinquent account is scheduled for payment in full by 5:00 P.M. today. If payment is not received foreclosure proceeding will continue. Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower apprised the Board there were KRD assessed properties sold by Kittitas County Treasurer for delinquent property taxes. Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower continued explaining there were parcels that were not sold and became County Tax Title Property.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed a 2011 overview of expenses and proposed expenses for 2012.
Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower presented a draft resolution for 2012 Board Meeting Dates. Discussion followed with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approving the Board Meeting Dates Resolution as amended. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Other Business Ken Hasbrouck apprised be Board the proceeds from
the surplus equipment sold at the Kittitas County Auction were $5,482.59. Ken
Hasbrouck presented a letter from the USBR requesting information on right of
way trespass. Discussion followed with the recommendation a list of specific
locations be submitted. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board Kittitas County has
requested assistance locating KRD structures for the rebuild of Nelson Siding
Road. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board he met with Washington State Department
of Labor and Industries regarding the KRD accident claims history.
Upcoming Meetings: December 9th Site Visit Nelson Siding
December 14th YRBWEP Yakima
December 14th Exit Conference KRD
December 15th Sp. Mtg KRD
December 15th Board Of Equalization KRD
With a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkuri the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 10 minutes at 1:50 p.m. to discuss Aquavella Water Rights Ajudication. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:00 p.m. with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Jim Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for October expenses vouchers 35176-35304 & 35306 &9900065-9900068 in the sum $164,405.91 were approved with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Jim Schnbebly. The motion passed unanimously.
The Directors monthly payroll vouchers were presented for signatures and checks distributed accordingly.
All Business having been concluded the meeting adjourned.
Larry Bland - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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