Minutes of Regular Meeting
December 7, 1999
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session on Tuesday, December 7, 1999. Directors in attendance were Chairman Urban Eberhart, Vice Chairman Jim Schnebly, Larry Bland and Paul Weaver. Also in attendance were Janeice Jump, Ben George, Paul Harrel, Jack Carpenter, Barbara Pettit and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.
A motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland approved the Agenda with the addition of an Executive Session and Board of Equalization Closure and Resolution. 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 Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland declared the Board of Equalization open. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Old Business the minutes of the November 2, 1999 meeting were approved by a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter reported the latest system status report indicates a great carryover. Mr. Carpenter distributed the USBR Website, which provides current reservoir status and information. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board there has been no official position on Keechelus Dam explaining the November l7th news release indicates more work needs to be done on repair alternatives before a decision can be made.
Moving to staff meeting review Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board he participated in the USBR facility tour of KRD. November 5th Mr. Carpenter met with owners of Swauk Valley Ranches to review water delivery issues explaining Swauk Valley Ranches is reviewing a possible change in point of delivery and applicable costs. November 15th Mr. Carpenter attended the River Ops. Meeting at the Yakima USBR Office. November 17th Mr. Carpenter attended the WSWRA meeting in Ephrata. November 18th Mr. Carpenter and Gary Johnson participated in the Cascade Medical Group Supervisory Training. November 18th Barbara Pettit attended computer training at Compu-Tech in Wenatchee. November 23rd Mr. Carpenter attended "What Irrigators are doing for Salmon and Environmental Resouces" in Pasco. November 23rd Roger Satnik participated in a USGS Water Quality workshop in Yakima. November 30th Mr. Carpenter participated in Joint Board in Yakima. December 2nd Mr. Carpenter submitted comments to the Kittitas County Public Works for the meeting on the Manual on Accomodating Utilitys in Kittitas County Rights-of-Way. December 1st 3rd Mr. Carpenter particiated in the 1999 WSWRA Conference and Annual Membership Meeting.
Continuing under Old Business Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board that Boss Construction has all the concrete placed on the floor with the side walls and ramp scheduled for tomorrow which will complete the project with the exception of silicone sealing of the expansion joints. Mr. Carpenter further explained expansion joints would be completed this year or next spring. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board no requests for payment have been received from Boss Construction.
Moving to TCWRA update Jim Schnebly apprised the Board things are moving along with a meeting scheduled for December 12th.
Roger Satnik reported the KCWP grant agreement with DOE was signed on November 23rd and funds can be used as of that date. Mr. Satnik apprised the Board the water quality staff announcement is being published and applications have been received. Mr. Carpenter distributed a copy of the inter local agreement explaining participating entities will be asked to sign the agreement.
Moving to Taneum contract update Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board we were notified by Seabury and Smith there will be an additional cost to add the Taneum Directors to the insurance policy and as soon as the amount is know Taneum will be contacted for final approval.
The 2000 proposed budget information was presented for review with Mr. Carpenter suggesting a budget workshop be set for December 15th at 9 a.m. Discussion followed with the consensus a budget workshop be set for December 15th at 9 a.m.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the Easton Lot was sold with the QuitClaim Deed and easement papers signed and checks received.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board Ron Jarmin went to Safeworks and picked up the System 1 access unit. The unit was missing a controller. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board he has written a letter requesting the return of the controller with no response from Safeworks as of today.
Moving to New Business the January, 2000 LID/KRD drought payments to the Department of Ecology in the sum of $14,244.73 and the January, 2000 Landslide Debris Flow payment to the Department of Ecology in the sum of $38,142.77 were presented for approval. A motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland approved the payments as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
The second half CDR payment to the USBR in the sum of $57,733.78 was presented for approval. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Paul Weaver approved the payment as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented the Roger Overbeck crossing permit Sec.33 Twn. 19 Rng. 18 was presented for approval. A motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland approved the Roger Overbeck crossing permit. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter requested approval for tuition payment of $95. Per person for he and Gary Johnson to attend a YVCC Continuing Education Class on Communication in the Workplace in Yakima. Mr. Carpenter further explained it is an evening class they would do on their own time and provide their own transportation. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Paul Weaver approved tuition payment of $95.for the Continuing Education Class for Jack Carpenter and Gary Johnson. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board an overhead powerline crossing is being planned by PUD near the Johnson Siphon Wasteway Mr. Carpenter further explained he directed PUD to work through the Yakima USBR office for a master crossing agreement.
Mr. Carpenter requested authorization to attend the Northwest Irrigation Operators Conference in Boise February 22nd 24th. A motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland approved Mr. Carpenter attend the Northwest Irrigation Operators Conference. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter requested approval for employees to carryover and use vacation hours in excess of the authorized carryover to be used Jan. March 2000 with pay at the 1999 rate.
December 7 TCWRA Water Quality Yakima
December 8 TCWRA Water Quantity Yakima
December 8 Trendwest Ellensburg
December 9 AFW/CIDMP Spokane
December 13 RSBOJC Sunnyside
December 13 TCWRA/Habitat Yakima
December 14 TCWRA/Groundwater Yakima
December 14 Gary Chandler Yakima
December 15 TCWRA Board Yakima
December 15 USBR IOP Yakima
December 16 USBR IOP Yakima
River OPS Yakima
December 17 Joint Board Yakima
December 21 Lewis/Ellison Hearing Ellensburg
TCWRA Steering Com. Yakima
Moving to Other Business Mr. Carpenter distributed flyers from RSBOJC and Salmon & Our Future. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board Herb Dearing will retire the end of December. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board of the Ellensburg Chamber view of downtown development and implication of and Probable Litigation Regarding Initiative 695 and Son of 695.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the KRD office will be closed December 20th 24th with a notice to be placed in the paper.
The Board adjourned to Executive Session at 2:00 p.m. for 15 minutes with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland. Chairman Urban Eberhart announced a 10 minutes extension at 2:15 p.m. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:25 p.m. with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
Summary Vouchers for the month of October 1999 expenses, Vouchers # 17029-17162
In the sum of $ 111,196.69 were presented for approval. A motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland approved the Summary Vouchers as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
The Directors monthly Payroll Vouchers were presented for signatures and checks distributed accordingly.
As there were no objections to the Assessment Roll for 2000, a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Paul Weaver closed the Board of Equalization and approved Resolution 1999-4. The motion passed unanimously.
All Business having been concluded the meeting adjourned.
Jack W. Carpenter Secretary-Manager
Urban Eberhart - Chairman
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