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Minutes of Regular Meeting
March 1, 2005
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session on March 1, 2005. Directors in attendance were Chairman Jim Schnebly, Vice Chairman Larry Bland, Urban Eberhart, Brad Haberman and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Janeice Jump, Ben George, Dale Dyk, Kathleen Satnik, Roger Satnik, Carol Ready, Ken Hasbrouck, 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 for Legal Issues. The motion passed unanimously.
Deviating to New Business Dale Dyk presented two piping projects with partial funding through a KCCD program on lateral SB 11.7 and SB 12.8 for review and discussion. Dale Dyke further explained he would provide the design and equipment and requested KRD assist with installation of the pipe. Discussion followed with the consensus KRD would be interested in participating and requested the KCCD contract and engineering design be presented to the Board for review.
Returning to the Agenda Resolution 2005-2 and 2005-3 appointing Ken Hasbrouck as Secretary Manager were presented for approval and signatures. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved Resolutions 2005-2 and 2005-3 as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the February 1, 2005 meeting were approved by a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to water update Ken Hasbrouck distributed the water storage status report explaining the first USBR forecast is scheduled for March 7, 2005.
Paul Green presented a maintenance update explaining all employees are back to work with spring maintenance in progress.
A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Larry Bland authorized water transfers between rides and between Upper County to Lower County with no stacking of acres.
Kathleen Satnik presented a KCWP update explaining information obtained from the San Antonio Conference was very informative. Kathleen continued explaining the KCWP Board meeting is scheduled for March 2nd at 1:00 p.m.
Barbara Pettit presented updated information on the Elk Heights fire explaining the claim was submitted to Kittitas County Prosecuting Attorneys Office and Conover Insurance Company. Mrs. Pettit further explained a determination regarding coverage has not been finalized by Conover Insurance.
Ken Hasbrouck requested authorization for the purchase of a 2005 Chevrolet Colorado in the sum of $21,291.53. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland approved the purchase of the 2005 Chevrolet Colorado in the sum of $21,291.53. The motion passed unanimously.
The USBR Amendment No 001 to Maintenance Service Agreement (Contract No. 9-07-10-W0751 dated April 21, 1989, Kittitas Reclamation District (KRD), Yakima Project, Washington was presented for review and signature. Discussion followed with the consensus USBR Amendment No. 001 be signed and the 2004 overhead expenses be clarified including waiver of repayment of overhead expenses and start the process for approval of 2005 overhead costs.
Resolution #2005-4 regarding Mid Columbia Steelhead was presented for approval. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Brad Haberman approved Resolution #2005-4 as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Deviating from the Agenda Carol Ready presented an update on YTAHP explaining funding may be available for 2005-2006 and drought funding may become available when the Governor declares a drought.
Returning to the Agenda a letter from the USBR regarding Unneeded Lands Update was distributed. Legal Counsel John Gilreath apprised the Board he prepared a quit claim deed for unneeded lands on lateral T-11 for approval and signatures. A motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Larry Bland authorized the quit claim deed for unneeded lands on Lateral T-11. The motion passed with Urban Eberhart abstaining.
The Yakima River Basin Water Storage Feasibility Study Letter was presented for review and discussion.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the operational spill/natural runoff wasteway for the Trubine Ditch T-9.3 requesting approval for the purchase of approximately 660 ft. of 12 in. pvc transmission pipe and installation for an estimated cost of $3,500.00 to establish an operation spill to Cascade Irrigation District. A motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the operational spill/natural runoff wasteway for the Turbine Ditch T-9.3 as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to New Business Ken Hasbrouck presented the Ronald McMillan Sec. 22, Twn. 18, Rng. 17; Clint Swanstrum Sec. 21, Twn. 18, Rng. 19 and Laurin Mellergaard Sec. 32 Twn. 18, Rng. 19 land divisions for approval. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Larry Bland approved the land divisions as presented subject to meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Hasbrouck presented the Gerald Griffith Crossing Agreement explaining this is an existing residential crossing located at Big Creek and M 4.9. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland approved the Gerald Griffith Crossing Agreement as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Hasbrouck distributed a letter from the John Wayne Pioneer Wagons and Riders Association requesting approval to use the KRD right-of-way on May 23, 2005. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the John Wayne Pioneer Wagons and Riders Association request as presented with the stipulation a certificate of liability insurance is provided. The motion passed unanimously.
March 2nd Yakima Subbasin Fish & Wildlife Planning Workshop - Yakima
March 7th TWSA/River Ops. - Yakima
Water Transfer Work Group - Yakima
March 8th NOAA - Ellensburg
March 9th Mediation - Yakima
March 10th Court Water Day - Yakima
March 16th WSWRA
March 22nd KCWP Board Meeting - KRD
March 25th Joint Board - Yakima
Moving to Other Business Barbara Pettit apprised the Board two hard drives, which included the load source hard drive, failed on the AS 400 February 22nd. Mrs. Pettit further explained for the AS400 to be operational it required Compu Tech to restore the operating system and data from back up tapes on February 23rd. Mrs. Pettit further explained the hard drives were covered under the IBM maintenance agreement, however, the restoration of data by Compu Tech is a KRD expense. Mrs. Pettit apprised the Board the new computer is scheduled for installation on March 11th.
With a motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Ed Wakkuri the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 5 minutes at 2:32 p.m. to discuss Mediation. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular session at 2:37 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
The Directors monthly payroll vouchers were presented for signatures and checks distributed accordingly.
The Summary Vouchers for January expenses Vouchers #25110-25118 & 25143 & 25150-25180 & 25200-25257 in the sum of $177,692.29 were approved by a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Brad Haberman. The motion passed unanimously.
All Business having been concluded the meeting adjourned.
Jim Schnebly - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary-Manager
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