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Minutes of Regular Meeting
March 1, 2011
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session March 1, 2011. Directors in attendance were Chairman Larry Bland, Jim Schnebly, Paul Weaver, Urban Eberhart and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Kathleen Satnik, Roger Satnik, Paul Green, Keli Bender, Janiece 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 February 1, 2011 meeting was approved with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the reservoir system status report explaining the storage is in good shape and the reservoirs will fill. Ken continued explaining the snowpack is 69% of normal.
Paul Green presented a maintenance update explaining the crews returned from layoff today. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board he was notified KRD is the recipient of a cost share grant from the USBR to assist with the polyurea application.
Moving to KCWP Update, Kathleen Satnik apprised the Board the grant amendment reallocating the funds was presented for signatures. Kathleen Satnik apprised the Board a BMP Project has been approved for Sam Kayser for installation of approximately one mile of stream fencing with KCWP providing the materials and Sam Kayser providing the labor. Barbara Pettit presented the Bull Ditch Inter Local Agreement for signatures.
Ken Hasbrouck presented updated information on the Manastash Pipe Project explaining a walk through and inspection hole digging is scheduled for March with Dick Haapala, CH2MHill, present.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information from the YRBWEPIII meetings. Discussion followed.
Moving to Delinquent Accounts Jeff Slothower apprised the Board he is continuing the collection process on the remaining delinquent account explaining the appropriate legal process has been observed and the property is scheduled to be sold on the courthouse steps at 10:00 a.m. April 1, 2011 and the Treasurer of the KRD is required to perform the auction and he has arranged for civil standby deputies to be present. Jeff further explained he is continuing to make every effort to contact the parties involved for payment of the amount due before April l, 2011.
Moving to New Business the following segregations were presented for pre approval subject to meeting the general guidelines: Dakota Heights Sec. 6 Twn. 19 Rng 16. A motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the segregation subject to meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Other Business Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board he received notification from the USBR that an additional $7,137.36 has been added to the second half O & M payment. Ken Hasbrouck presented information regarding the proposed draw down of Lake Easton. Ken Hasbrouck further apprised the Board there are currently discussions regarding options for painting the drum gate at Lake Easton. Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower presented information on the Kittitas County Critical Areas Ordinance and the State Historic Preservation Act. Discussion followed.
Continuing under Other Business Barbara Pettit distributed the 2011 assessment rate distribution formula and current investment balances.
Moving to Other Business
Upcoming Meetings: March 6th River Ops. Yakima
March 9th YRBWEPIII Yakima
March 16th WSWRA Wenatchee
March 25th Joint Board Yakima
With a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkuri the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 15 minutes at 1:50 p.m. to discuss Aquavella and Water Rights. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:05 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for January expenses vouchers 34120-34140 & 34145-34190 and 9900032 the sum $171,916.62 were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. 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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