Office of Secretary
Minutes of Regular Meeting
February 2, 2010
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session February 2, 2010. Directors in attendance were Chairman Paul Weaver, Larry Bland, Jim Schnebly, Urban Eberhart and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Keli Bender, Roger Satnik, Paul Green, 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 minutes of the January 5, 2010 were approved with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the reservoir system status report explaining precipitation is below normal with Snotel sites reading 66% of average for the Upper Basin. Ken continued explaining the first TWSA meeting is scheduled for March 10th.
Paul Green presented a maintenance update explaining the maintenance/ditchriding crews will be returning March 1, 2010.
Moving to KCWP Update, Jim Schnebly explained Kathleen is working with various agencies with BMP Projects meeting the criteria to satisfy the grant requirements and obtain written agreements with agencies involved and DOE approval to assure no financial impact on KRD. Jim continued explaining a portion of the funds will be retained for local projects. Jim explained KCWP authorized legal fees incurred by KCWP will be charged to KCWP.
Ken Hasbrouck presented updated information on the Bruton Project explaining documents are ready for landowner signatures.
Moving to Mitchell Reed & Assoc., Inc. the Professional Services Agreement and Associate Member Agreement were presented for signatures following review of the By-Laws, Inter Local Agreements and Broker Licenses. Information was distributed on the Cease and Desist Order issued January 14, 2010 on the Cities Insurance Association of Washington.
Moving to YRBWEPIII Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower discussed a power-point presentation from Joint Board. Discussion followed. Urban Eberhart suggested the Kittitas County Commissioners view the power-point presentation.
Moving to New Business the following segregations were presented for pre-approval: Paul Horish Sec. 32 Twn. 20 Rng. 15; Timoteo LLC Don Jensen Sec. 16 Twn. 16 Rng. 20 and Sec. 22 Twn. 16 Rng. 20. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the segregations as presented subject to meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to New Business Jeff Slothower apprised the Board he is continuing the collection process on delinquent accounts.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a Crossing Permit for Ellensburg Cement Sec. 17 Twn.17 Rng. 20. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland approved the Crossing Permit as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck addressed the Board regarding the question of inclusion and exclusion of KRD acreage. Discussion followed with the consensus KRD continues working through the inclusion/exclusion process.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the WSWRA Dues in the sum of $31,407.16. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the WSWRA Dues as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the Joint Board Dues in the sum of $26,000.00. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Jim Schnebly approved the Joint Board Dues as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the Yakima River Basin Coalition in the sum of $26,703.90. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Jim Schnebly approved the Yakima River Basin Coalition as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Barbara Pettit presented the IBM Maintenance Agreement in the sum of $2,617.05. It was the consensus of the Board we continue the IBM Agreement in the sum of $2,617.50.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a Certificate of Records Destruction for signatures. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland approved the Certificate of Records Destruction as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasrouck presented Resolution 2010-001 increasing Director fees was presented for signatures.
Moving to Other Business Barbara Pettit apprised the Board the State Auditors
from the Wenatchee Office started the 2007-2008 and 2009 audit February 1, 2010.
Chairman Paul Weaver appointed Larry Bland to the Audit committee. Barbara Pettit
apprised the Board the entrance conference is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. February
Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board Dave Hosmer has been hospitalized since January, 2010 and requested approval for the transfer of 304 hours of accrued sick leave from KRD employees to Dave Hosmer. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the transfer of 304 hours of accrued sick leave to Dave Hosmer. The motion passed unanimously.
Upcoming Meetings: Feb. 8th River Ops. Yakima
Feb. 8th WTWG Yakima
Feb. 28th Joint Board Yakima
With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 20 minutes at 2:20 p.m. to discuss legal matters. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:40 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for December expenses vouchers 32288 & 32290-32292 & 32563- & 32622-32646 in the sum of $333,371.86 were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland. 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.
Paul Weaver - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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