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Minutes of Regular Meeting
February 4, 2014
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session February 4, 2014. Directors in attendance were Chairman Larry Bland, Paul Weaver (via telephone), Vice Chairman Ed Wakkuri, Fred Schnebly and Urban Eberhart. Also in attendance were Kevin Eslinger, Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Keli Bender, Roger Satnik, 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 Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the January 7, 2014 meeting were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed a system status report and apprised the Board the snowpack is improving and is now at 52% percent of normal with the weather forecasting an increased chance of snow for the weekend.
Kevin Eslinger presented a maintenance update explaining work is being done on the operational maps reflecting new construction and maintenance changes, and also updating personnel and safety manuals and inventory. Kevin Eslinger apprised the Board a small maintenance crew will be called back to work early if the weather allows.
Moving to KCWP Roger Satnik apprised the Board there is a KCWP Board meeting scheduled for February 25, 2014.
Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower presented information on delinquent accounts and apprised the Board there is proposed legislation to allow more flexibility in the process of collecting delinquent accounts.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on the Integrated Plan.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on the SB 13.8 project. Discussion
followed. Ken Hasbrouck presented the SB 13.8 DOE Grant
Amendment No. 4 for signatures. Kevin Eslinger presented an overview on the progress of the construction of SB 13.8. Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower apprised the Board an easement has been prepared for SB 13.6. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri authorized Chairman Larry Bland sign the easement for SB 13.6. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to New Business Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower presented the Jensen MOU for approval and signature. A motion by Paul Weaver and seconded by Fred Schnebly authorized Ken Hasbrouck sign the Jensen MOU.
Ken Hasbrouck presented information on the Small Works Roster. Resolution 2014-1 was presented for review and signatures. Discussion followed. A motion from Fred Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri authorized management to hire a contractor for $35,000.00 or under without Board approval. The motion passed unanimously. Discussion followed with the recommendation Resolution 2014-1 be moved to the March, 2014 Board Meeting.
Barbara Pettit presented updated information on the proposal for accepting debit and credit cards for payment of assessments and fees. Resolution 2014-2 authorizing the KRD acceptance of debit/credit cards was presented for review and signatures. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred Schnebly authorized Resolution 2014-2 and authorized Chairman Larry Bland and Ken Hasbrouck sign the agreement with Elevon. The motion passed unanimously.
Continuing under New Business Ken Hasbrouck presented the Yakima River Basin Coalition in the sum of $29,671.00, Joint Board in the sum of $37,000.00 and WSWRA Dues in the sum of $26,649.27 for approval. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred Schnebly approved the Yakima River Basin Coaloition, Joint Board and WSWRA as presented. The motion passed with Urban Eberhart abstaining.
Moving to Other Business Ken Hasbrouck presented information on claim for damages to a fence owned by Charles McElevey. Discussion followed with the recommendation management send a letter denying the claim due to the delay in notification.
With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred Schnebly the Board moved
to Executive Session at 1:53 p.m. for 20 minutes to discuss water rights litigation.
The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Larry Bland announced a 20 minute extension
at 2:13 p.m. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:33 p.m. with a motion
from Paul Weaver and seconded by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
Upcoming Meetings: February 10th River Ops. Yakima
February 28th Joint Board Yakima
The Summary Vouchers for December, 2013 expenses vouchers #37820-37898 & 37915 & 9900402-990405 the sum of $377,921.15 were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred Schnebly. 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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