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Minutes of Regular Meeting
February 6, 2001
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session on February 6, 2001. Directors in attendance were Chairman Larry Bland, Vice Chairman Ed Wakkuri, Urban Eberhart, Jim Schnebly and Brad Haberman. Also in attendance were Janeice Jump, Jack Carpenter, Barbara Pettit, Carol Ready, Roger Satnik and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.
The agenda was approved as presented with the addition of the Terry Lichty Segregation under New Business and an Executive Session.
The minutes of the January 2, 2001 meeting were approved as presented with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to water update Mr. Carpenter presented a water update explaining the reservoir are currently at 32% capacity with 70% last year at the same time. Mr. Carpenter continued explaining the October 16th reservoir capacity was 31%. There is a River Ops. meeting scheduled for February 13th with no forecasts on 2001 water supply expected before March.
Carol Ready presented a KCWP update explaining the 2000 water quality report looked good in most locations and parameters explaining there are still some temperature, sediment and bacteria issues. Carol apprised the Board a $30,000. DOE grant has been awarded for water quality with funds to be expended by June 30, 2001 and she is continuing to submit grant applications for continued funding from DOE, EPA and BPA. Carol presented information on possible funding sources for ESA Phase III. Mr. Carpenter distributed a draft letter requesting the USBR support the ESA Phase III funding. Roger Satnik presented information on the DOE $30.000. grant explaining the tasks outlined in the grant are to characterize flows of the Kittitas Valley, develop an accurate GIS hydro layer, and continue education and information on the TMDL. Roger continued explaining Steve Rolf, USBR, has agreed to provide matching funds for purchasing of water monitoring equipment. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Brad Haberman approved the project proposal for an in depth measurement of flows on Wippel Wasteway with the monies provided by DOE and USBR.
A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Brad Haberman authorized the following pay rates for Carol Ready, Roger Satnik and Interns while performing tasks on the applicable grant:
Current KCWP/ DOE Grant: Carol Ready $18.50 Per Hour
$30,000. Grant: Carol Ready $20.00 Per Hour
Roger Satnik $18.00 Per Hour
Interns $14.10 Per Hour
New EPA Grant: Carol Ready $25.00 Per Hour
Other New Grants: Carol Ready $18.50 Per Hour
The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to the CH2Mhill Conservation Plan Update Roger Satnik presented an overview of the addendum to the Comprehensive Water Conservation Plan looking at tributaries and preferred alternatives on specific laterals and deliveries under each lateral.
Mr. Carpenter distributed the Union Contract for signatures.
Mr. Carpenter presented a Tri-County Update explaining he is serving on the Water Supply and Management Sub Committee with Co-Chairs Mary Burke and Steve George. The committee has been given three objectives to help guide EES in the preparation of the document (l) Reliability of Adequate Water Supply (2) Municipal and Domestic and Industrial Water Supply (3) Protect and Sustain Ground Water Quantity. A task was given to another sub-committee on in-stream flows for all uses with emphasis on fish habitat. Co-Chairs Mary Burke and Steve George have requested their subcommittee be included.
Moving to Keechelus Dam Update Mr. Carpenter distributed a draft EIS comment letter for review with comments due by February 9, 2001.
Mr. Carpenter presented an update on Boss Construction explaining Boss Construction submitted a letter on January 16th in response to the payment. Boss Construction does not agree with the adjustment made to the change orders and requested meeting to negotiate final payment.
Mr. Carpenter presented the Harold Stjern Segregation Sec.15 Twn. 18 Rng. 18 explaining guidelines have been met and fees paid. A motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Urban Eberhart approved the Harold Stjern Segregation as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to New Business Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the 310 Excavator bucket cylinder replacement was $3, 484.91and the spray truck was purchased.
Mr. Carpenter presented the Eleanore Moore Crossing Permit Sec. 4 Twn. 18 Rng. 19. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the Eleanore Moore Crossing Permit with the stipulation the guidelines are met. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented the Shopbell Ranch Crossing Permit Sec. 4 Twn. 17 Rng. 20. A motions from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the Shopbell Ranch Crossing Permit with the stipulation additional gravel may be required for the road and the circle will not be stopped in the road or interfere with traffic. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented the Bart Bradshaw/PSE Crossing Permit Sec. 11 Twn. 17 Rng. 20. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Brad Haberman approved the Bart Bradshaw/PSE Crossing Permit as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented the Kathy Hinsley Crossing Permit Sec. 3 Twn. 16 Rng. 20. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the Kathy Hinsley Crossing Permit as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented the Claude Bartsma Crossing Proposal explaining he is requesting a written response addressing who is responsible for maintenance of the Wippel Wasteway and lateral .03 off the Wasteway Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board further discussions with Mr. Bartsma indicate he would like to have .03 piped with crossing permits for the installation of two circles. Discussion followed with the consensus KRD support and encourage all water conservation measures.
Continuing under New Business Mr. Carpenter distributed the USBR High Hazard Canal Inventory Memorandum and Landslide Surveillance Program Directives and Standards for review and discussion.
Mr. Carpenter presented the Kevin McDowell Segregation Sec.14 Twn. 18 Rng. 18; Donald Towman Segregation Sec. 21 Twn. 18 Rng. 19; Jim Cannell (Scott Stampfly) Segregations Sec. 19 Twn. 18 Rng. 20 and Sec. 30 Twn. 18 Rng. 20; Mert Stampfly Sec. 33 Twn. 19 Rng. 18; Laurin Mellergaard Sec. 32 Twn. 29 Rng. 19; Don Owens Sec. 22 Twn. 16 Rng. 18; Terry Lichty Sec. 3 Twn. 16 Rng. 20. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Brad Haberman approved the segregations as presented contingent on meeting the general guidelines and be current on assessments. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented the Mary Morgan Boundary Line Adjustment Sec. Twn. Rng. Mr. Carpenter talked with Mary Morgan explaining if additional work is not required by KRD for Mary Morgan to meet Kittitas County requirements no additional fees will be charged.
Mr. Carpenter presented Resolution 1-2001 increasing mileage allowance from $.325 to $.345 in accordance with the IRS mileage allowance increase January 1, 2001. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved Resolution 1-2001 as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
February 7th Tucker Creek
February 8th Water Day
AFW Ex. Comm. Conf. Call
February 9th Tri County
February 13th IOP/River Ops.
February 14th IOP
February 19-23rd NW Irrigators Meeting
March 2nd Joint Board
Moving to Other Business Delinquent Assessments were presented for review. It was the consensus of the Board Legal Counsel start procedures for collection of 1997 delinquent assessments. Mr. Carpenter distributed the Department of Ecology Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for in-stream flows for review and discussion. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation land was purchased by the Bureau of Reclamation and Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The Board adjourned to Executive Session at 2:14 p.m. for 10 minutes to discuss legal issues with a motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:24 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Brad Haberman. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for December, 2000 expenses Vouchers #18536 & 18537 & 18539 & 18841-18944 in the sum of $351,620.67 were presented for approval. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Jim Schnebly approved the Summary Vouchers as presented. 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.
Jack W. Carpenter Secretary-Manager
Larry Bland - Chairman
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