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Minutes of Regular Meeting

February 4, 2003

The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session on February 4, 2003. Directors in attendance were Chairman Brad Haberman, Vice Chairman Urban Eberhart, Jim Schnebly, Ed Wakkuri and Larry Bland. Also in attendance were Janeice Jump, Jeff Slothower, Jack Carpenter, Barbara Pettit and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.

A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the Agenda with the addition of Executive Session. The motion passed unanimously.

The minutes of the January 7, 2003 meeting were approved by a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.

Deviating to Manastash Creek Natural Flow Users Jeff Slothower presented updated information on the Manastash Creek Natural Flow Users explaining the preferred alternative is for a cooperative agreement with KRD. Discussion followed regarding the necessity that there be no increase in cost to KRD users and no impact to KRD’s ability to deliver project water. Other issues to be addressed are maintenance impacts, weather impacts and staff issues. Mr. Slothower explained further engineering is required and suggested KRD appoint representatives to participate in the process. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri authorized KRD participate in discussion process with the Manastash Creek Natural Flow Users. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Brad Haberman appointed Jim Schnebly and Urban Eberhart as representatives to the Manastash Creek Natural Flow Users committee.

Returning to the Agenda and moving to Water Update Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the current total capacity of the reservoirs is at 49% which is l7%-18% above where it was at the same time in 2001. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board he called the entities KRD purchased water from in 2001 and let them know KRD is interested in 2003. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the Pumping Plant pumps and motors are complete and scheduled for installation February 6th or 7th.

Moving to KCWP Update Mr. Carpenter distributed information prepared by Carol Ready who was unable to be here today. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board Carol Ready has been given two priorities for KCWP including working on language to authorize KCWP to become a Joint Board and the formation of a Joint Board and the finalization of the water quality compliance reporting procedure. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the DOE/KCWP Water Quality Assistant Grant is being amended to address current needs.

Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board there is a CD maturing at Sterling Bank today. Discussion followed with the recommendation the monies be reinvested at Sterling for 30 days at the 1.35% as quoted.

Moving to New Business Mr. Carpenter presented information on the USBR Storage Study. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri authorized supporting the USBR Storage Study with the following response:

"KRD urges Congress to grant authority to USBR for a feasibility study on storage in the Yakima Basin and inter-basin transfers, including Black Rock. Also, to seek early appropriation for State and Federal funding for the feasibility study to include Black Rock." The motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Carpenter presented information on the DOE proposal to fund more irrigation improvements explaining public comment can be submitted until February 15, 2003. Discussion followed with the recommendation KRD will submit comments to keep the existing formula of 30% Grant, 60% Loan and 10% District.

Mr. Carpenter presented the following segregations for pre-approval subject to meeting the general guidelines from: Alan McDonald Sec. 1,2,ll Twn.16 Rng. 19; San Evens Sec. 30 Twn. 18 Rng. 19; Madeline Bratt Sec. 16 Twn. 17 Rng. 18; James Murphy Sec. 16,21 Twn. 17 Rng. 20; Mike Lowe Sec. 8 Twn. 16 Rng 20. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Jim Schnebly approved the segregations as presented subject to meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Carpenter presented the Jill Eichman turnout permit Sec. 28 Twn. 19 Rng. 19. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland approved the turnout permit as presented. The motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Carpenter presented the Randy Sansaver crossing and turnout permit Sec. 5 Twn. 17 Rng. 20. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the crossing and turnout permit as presented. The motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Carpenter presented the Patrick Hand crossing and turnout permit Sec. 5 Twn. 18 Rng. 18. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland approved the Patrick Hand crossing and turnout permit as presented subject to staff recommendations. The motion passed unanimously.

Upcoming Meetings:

February 7th    ESA Meeting    Sunnyside

February 13th River Ops.     Yakima

February 19th   WSWRA             Olympia

                          NPDES             Olympia

February 28th   Joint Board        Yakima

A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Larry Bland authorized KRD support Roza Irrigation District in a motion for a permanent order to limit post 1905 contract withdrawals. The motion passed unanimously.

Moving to Other Business Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the John Deere 410G has been delivered and requested approval for payment in the sum of $77,383.76. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved payment in the sum of $77,383.76. The motion passed unanimously. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board a 1996 Dodge ton was purchased through state surplus and requested payment in the sum of $7,920.00. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland approved payment in the sum of $7,920.00. The motion passed unanimously.

With a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri the Board adjourned to Executive Session at 11:20 a.m. for 20 minutes to discuss legal and personnel issues. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Brad Haberman announced a 10-minute extension at 11:40 a.m. Chairman Brad Haberman announced a 5-minute extension at 11:45 a.m. The Board returned to Regular Session with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.

A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Larry Bland authorized providing the part time water quality technician the same health benefits offered to full time non union employees. The motion passed unanimously.

The Directors monthly payroll vouchers were presented for signatures and checks distributed accordingly.

The Summary Vouchers for December expenses Vouchers #21937 & 21980-22072 in the sum of $310,395.04 were presented for approval. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland approved the Summary Vouchers as presented. The motion passed unanimously.

All Business having been concluded the meeting adjourned.

Bradley W. Haberman – Chairman

Jack W. Carpenter – Secretary-Manager

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