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Minutes of Regular Meeting
February 1, 2011
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session February 1, 2011. Directors in attendance were Chairman Larry Bland, Jim Schnebly, Paul Weaver, Urban Eberhart and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Keli Bender, Kathleen Satnik, Roger Satnik, Paul Green, Janiece Jump, Howard Mitchell, Steve Mitchell and Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower.
The Agenda was approved as presented with the addition of Executive Session.
The minutes of the January 4, 2011 meeting were approved 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 157% of average with normal inflows and outflows 208% of average. Ken continued explaining snowpack is 63% of average in the upper basin.
Paul Green presented a maintenance update explaining the flood damage was minimal. Ken continued explaining spring maintenance will address any flood damage.
Deviating from the agenda Howard and Steve Mitchell addressed the Board regarding bring more acreage into the KRD. Discussion followed regarding the inclusion/exclusion policy with the recommendation all KRD landowners should be notified of the policy. It was further suggested that a notice of the inclusion/exclusion policy be included with the assessment statements and posted on the KRD website. It was the consensus Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower and Keli Bender prepare a notice to be included with the assessment statements. Howard and Steve Mitchell left the meeting at this time.
Returning to the agenda and moving to KCWP Update, Kathleen Satnik apprised the Board the Grant Amendment has not been received. Kathleen continued explaining she participated in the E3 Winter Fair at Hal Holmes Center. Urban Eberhart discussed water quality base tests being required by various packers. Kathleen discussed the water quality base tests explaining she has talked with irrigation districts currently providing the testing. Lengthy discussion followed with the consensus additional information be presented at a later date. The Olson Ditch Inter Local Agreement was presented for signatures.
Ken Hasbrouck presented updated information on the Bruton Project, explaining he met with USBR, Legal Counsel and Bruton landowners regarding contract negotiations.
Urban Eberhart apprised the Board there were no YRBWEPIII meetings.
Moving to Delinquent Accounts Jeff Slothower apprised the Board one account remains delinquent and the foreclosure process continues.
Barbara Pettit distributed sample statements explaining adjustments are in progress and the new statements are schedule for processing and mailing next week.
Moving to the Mahre LID payment Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower reviewed the Mahre LID. Discussion followed with the consensus no interest charges be assessed on the Mahre LID payment.
Moving to New Business, Ken Hasbrouck presented the 2011 Joint Board Dues in the sum of $26,000.00. The Joint Board Dues in the sum of $26,000.00 was approved with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the 2011 Coalition in the sum of $26,703.90. The Coalition contribution in the sum of $26,703.90 was approved by a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the 2011 WSWRA Dues of $19,000.00 and Legislation contribution of $16,052.31 for the sum of $35,052.31. The 2011 WSWRA Dues and Legislation contribution was approved as presented by a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a Certificate of Records Destruction. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the Certificate of Records Destruction as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Other Business Jeff Slothower addressed the Board regarding the Kittitas County Critical Areas Ordinance explaining Kittitas County will adopt an Ordinance and irrigation entities may be impacted. Discussion followed with the suggestion KRD continue to monitor the process and suggested KCWP may want to participate.
Upcoming Meetings: Feb. 4th River Ops. Yakima
Feb. 7th WTWG Yakima
Feb. 14th SOAC Yakima
Feb. 25th Joint Board Yakima
With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 30 minutes at 2:25 p.m. to discuss Aquavella matters. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:55 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for January expenses vouchers 34039-34119 & 34114 & 9900030-9900031 in the sum of $355,233.14 were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. 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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