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Minutes of Regular Meeting
February 5, 2013
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session February 5, 2013. Directors in attendance were Chairman Paul Weaver, Fred Schnebly, Ed Wakkuri, Urban Eberhart and Larry Bland. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Kevin Eslinger, Keli Bender, Roger Satnik, Kathleen 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 Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the January 3, 2013 meeting were approved with a motion from Fred Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the final 2012 cost distribution report. Ken apprised the Board the reservoir status reports shows a good carryover in storage and inflows to reservoirs are low with snowpack falling below the average.
Kevin Eslinger presented a maintenance update explaining contractors have completed
the hazardous tree removal rehabilitation of the fire affected lands and will
continue with the erosion rehabilitation contract. Kevin Eslinger apprised the
Board the radio updates have been completed with work continuing on the gauging
stations and repeater. Kevin continued explaining the maintenance and ditchriders
will return to work on March 4, 2013
Moving to KCWP Update Kathleen Satnik apprised the Board the KCWP met with Charlie McKinney, DOE, to discuss the Memorandum of Understanding.
Kathleen continued explaining the TMDL date has been extended to October, 2016 to meet the same targets with required action items added. Kathleen requested notification of any spring runoff.
Kevin Eslinger distributed an insurance update explaining partial insurance
reimbursement has been received for Taylor Bridge Fire damages. Discussion followed
regarding additional Taylor Bridge Fire damages and proposed repairs and replacement.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on YRBWEPIII activities.
Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower requested delinquent accounts discussion be moved to Executive Session.
Moving to New Business Ken Hasbrouck presented the 2013 Joint Board dues in the sum of $32,000.00 and the 2013 Coalition contribution in the sum of $27,297.32. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland approved the 2013 Joint Board Dues and Coalition contribution as presented. The motion passed with Urban Eberhart abstaining.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the 2013 WSWRA Dues in the sum of $25,352.30. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred Schnebly approved the 2013 WSWRA Dues as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a Certificate of Records Destruction for 2002. A motion
from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the Certificate of Records
Destruction as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the KRD Personnel Practices and Procedures Manual and Resolution 2013-1. Discussion followed with a motion from Fred Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland adopting Resolution 2013-1. The motion passed unanimously.
Barbara Pettit distributed the 2013 USBR Indirect Cost Rate for approval. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the 2013 USBR Indirect Cost Rate as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Other Business Ken Hasbrouck requested comments regarding distribution of Board information by email. Discussion followed with the consensus the U.S. Mail is the preferred method.
Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board work continues toward KRD accepting debit and credit cards for payment of irrigation assessments and other payments.
Upcoming Meetings: Feb. 4th River Ops Yakima
Feb. 22nd Joint Board Yakima
With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 20 minutes at 1:50 p.m. to discuss Aquavella Water Rights Adjudication, Taylor Bridge Fire and Delinquent Accounts. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:10 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
A motion from Fred Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri authorized signing the fee agreement and joining the Taylor Bridge Fire litigation
The Summary Vouchers for December, 2012 expenses vouchers #36762-36843 & 9900227-9900230 in the sum $424,629.75 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.
Paul Weaver - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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