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Minutes of Regular Meeting
February 7, 2006
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session February 7, 2006. Directors in attendance were Chairman Larry Bland, Vice Chairman Ed Wakkuri, Brad Haberman, Urban Eberhart and Jim Schnebly. Also in attendance were Janeice Jump, Roger Satnik, Kathleen Satnik, Paul Green, Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.
The Agenda was approved with the addition of Executive Session with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Brad Haberman. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the January 3, 2006 meeting were approved by a motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to water update Ken Hasbrouck presented a water update explaining the reservoirs are still behind but the forecast is for Keechelus to fill this year with normal precipitation and normal runoff.
Paul Green presented a maintenance update explaining the crews will be returning around March 1st weather permitting.
Kathleen presented a KCWP update explaining they are looking for qualified BMP Projects and DOE has rescinded their position and will allow KCWP running samples for KCCD on a reimbursable basis. Kathleen apprised the Board Karen Olson submitted her resignation and requested Brenda Nass be hired to fill the vacated position at $15.00 per hour and a new person be hired to fill the position vacated by Brenda at $10.00 per hour. A motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Jim Schnebly approved Brenda Nass be moved to the position vacated by Karen Olson at $15.00 per hour and a new person be hired to fill the position vacated by Brenda limited to no more than 70 hours per month at $10.00 per hour. The motion passed unanimously. The 2006 Olson Ditch inter-local agreement was presented for signatures. Kathleen apprised the Board a KCWP public presentation is scheduled for February 23, 2006.
Barbara Pettit presented a draft KCCD/Manaastash Contract effective February 1 through September 30, 2006 for review. Carol Ready distributed a letter to the Board requesting an increase in wages to $24.00 explaining there should be funding available through the KCCD/Manastash and YTAHP Contracts. Lengthy Discussion followed with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri authorizing increasing wages for Carol Ready to $24.00 per hour subject to approval by the KCCD Board of Directors and the contract be resubmitted at the March meeting. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the IBM maintenance renewal. A motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved a one year maintenance agreement with IBM. The motion passed unanimously.
Resolution 2006-1 increasing the subdivision fee from $60.00 to $120.00 per lot was presented for review and signatures. Discussion followed with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Brad Haberman to table Resolution 2006-1 to the March meeting. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to New Business Ken Hasbrouck presented the Peoh Point Plat Sec. 34 Twn. 20 Rng. 15; Joe Kingston Sec. 31 Twn. 19 Rng. 18; Leann Adams Sec. 7 Twn. 17 Rng. 20; Jane Roy Sec. 8 Twn. 17 Rng. 20; Schmaus Short Plat Sec. 27 Twn. 20 Rng. 14 and Brad Fitterer Sec. 4 Rng. 16 Rng. 19 land divisions for pre-approval subject to meeting the general guidelines. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Jim Schnebly approved the land divisions as presented subject to meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the Puget Sound Energy Crossing on the Bruton Ditch.
Ken explained PSE is requesting a permanent easement.
Discussion followed with the recommendation additional information be presented at the March meeting.
Barbara Pettit requested approval to purchase a new office printer. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri authorized purchasing a new office printer not to exceed $2,500.00. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented undated information on the Sundance Ridge request. Discussion followed with the recommendation John Gilreath will prepare necessary documents for KRD to relinquish the right-of-way.
Moving to Other Business Urban Eberhart apprised the Board an email was received from Jim Milton regarding a Tri County Water Resources grant application to DOE. Discussion followed with the recommendation additional information will be obtained with no decision at this time.
Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board a request for a discount on gas prices for KRD has been approved by Mid State and KRD upper county purchases will be at Storey's in Cle Elum.
The Board adjourned to Executive Session for 10 minutes to discuss legal matters at 3:48 p.m. with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Brad Haberman. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 3:58 p.m. with a motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
February 2nd River Ops. USBR
The Summary Vouchers for December expenses Vouchers #26740 & 26775-26860 & 26863 in the sum of $304,799.25.
The Directors monthly 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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