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Minutes of Regular Meeting
February 3, 2009
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session February 3, 2009. Directors in attendance were Chairman Jim Schnebly, Ed Wakkuri, Larry Bland, Urban Eberhart and Vice Chairman Paul Weaver. Also in attendance were Jennifer Hackett, Janeice Jump, Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Kathleen Satnik, Roger Satnik, 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 January 6, 2009 meeting were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the reservoir status report explaining snotel sites are reading below normal for total snow pack with reservoir capacity above normal.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a maintenance update explaining limited crews were called back to help with the flood damage.
Moving to KCWP Update, Kathleen Satnik apprised the Board she is working with DOE regarding the use of the KRD Lab for water testing. Kathleen presented information on the January flood event. Discussion followed. KCWP contributions and Interlocal Agreements were received from Olson Ditch and Bull Ditch and presented for signatures.
Ken Hasbrouck presented updated information on the Bruton/KRD/USBR proposed agreement.
Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower apprised the Board the White Water Cluster Development will be required to do an Environmental Impact Statement.
Moving to New Business the following segregations were presented for pre-approval: Michael Lowe Sec.17 Twn. 16 Rng. 20 and D&H Ranch Sec.36 Twn. 18 Rng. 17 A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Paul Weaver approved the segregations as presented subject to meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented pictures and information on the damages from the January,
2009 flood event explaining limited maintenance crews have been called back
for flood repairs. Ken continued explaining KRD has filed a claim with FEMA
for assistance in repairing flood damages.
Resolution 2009-1 authorizing emergency repairs was presented for approval. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved Resolution 2009-1 as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck requested input regarding a 2009 KRD Newsletter. Discussion followed with the consensus there will be no newsletter at this time.
A KRD landowner access letter regarding O & M road use was presented for review. A motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland approved the KRD landowner access letter as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the 2009 Joint Board dues in the sum of $26,000.00 and Coalition dues in the sum of $26,703.90.were presented for approval. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the Joint Board and Coalition Dues as presented and tabled the WSWRA Dues to the March meeting. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the IBM Software Maintenance Agreement. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Paul Weaver approved the IBM Software Maintenance Agreement as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Barbara Pettit apprised the Board there are CD's maturing in February, 2009. Discussion followed regarding investments with the consensus a portion of the Municipal Investor account at U.S. Bank be moved to the Municipal Investor account at Sterling.
With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 20 minutes at 2:30 p.m. to discuss legal matters. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Jim Schnebly announced a 10-minute extension at 2:50 p.m. Chairman Jim Schnebly announced a 5-minute extension at 3:00 p.m. The Board returned to Regular Session at 3:05 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
Upcoming Meetings: Feb. 9th River Ops. Yakima
Feb. 18th WSWRA Sunnyside
Feb. 23rd WTWG Yakima
Feb. 27th Joint Board Yakima
The Summary Vouchers for January expenses vouchers 31070-31136 & 31139 - 31157 in the sum of $843,522.79 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.
Jim Schnebly - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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