Office of Secretary
Minutes of Regular Meeting
March 1, 2016
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session March 1, 2016. Directors in attendance were Chairman Fred Schnebly, Vice Chairman Paul Weaver, Larry Bland, Mark Hansen and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower, Urban Eberhart, Barbara Pettit, Keli Bender, Roger Satnik, Kevin Eslinger, Bob Main Mark Charlton and Janeice Jump.
The Agenda was approved as presented with the addition of Executive Session through a motion made by Larry Bland and a second made by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the February 2, 2016 meeting were approved with a motion made by Paul Weaver and a second made by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Bob Main presented information on the USBR system status report explaining storage is at 73% of capacity which is 133% of normal with the first TWSA water forecast scheduled for March 7, 2016. Precipitation was 110% of normal for February and 129% of normal for the year. Bob continued explaining snotel sites are measuring 96% and 99% of normal.
Moving to public comments no public comments were presented.
Urban Eberhart presented a Manager’s activity report regarding meetings and activities he participated in the Month of February, 2016.
Kevin Eslinger presented a maintenance update explaining all the KRD maintenance vehicles and equipment have been serviced; new signs have been installed on the North and East sides of office. A payment drop box has been installed in the front office door and the privacy fencing installation is completed. An AED unit is located in the front hall and security cameras have been installed throughout the facilities and are operational. Kevin continued explaining the basement office is finished and phones installed. Kevin explained all maintenance employees attended operation and maintenance training in Kennewick. Kevin apprised the Board the temporary maintenance laborers will begin work March 7, 2016.
Moving to KCWP update Roger Satnik apprised the Board 2016 is the last year of the sediment TMDL extension. Roger continued explaining additional sampling sites have been added for 2016.
Urban Eberhart apprised the Board no new information has been received on the 2016-2018 Union Proposal.
The Washington State Public Employment Relations Commission has determined they will be running a decertification election next week with a public count on the returned ballots on March 21, 2016 in Olympia.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on the Integrated Plan S1694 explaining work continues prior to possible introduction in the House of Representatives. Urban Eberhart requested approval for travel to Washington D.C. on March 20, 2016 returning on March 26, 2016. A motion made by Mark Hansen and a second made by Ed Wakkuri approved the travel request as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on the Tributary Drought Supplementation explaining funding applications for water conservation projects are being prepared and submitted to various agencies.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on the K Projects.
Moving to New Business Barbara Pettit apprised the Board the 2014-2015 audit has been completed and the exit conference was held on February 25, 2016.
Urban Eberhart presented turnout requests from Cliff Dobson Sec. 3 Twn.17 Rng. 20; Jane Hansen Sec. 28 Twn.19 Rng.18; John Finkelnburg Sec. 28 Twn. 19 Rng.18. Discussion followed. A motion made by Paul Weaver and a second made by Ed Wakkuri approved the turnout requests as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Urban Eberhart presented a Crossing License request from Bernard Krause Sec. 26 Twn.18 Rng.17. A motion made by Larry Bland and a second made by Paul Weaver approved the Crossing License as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Other Business Barbara Pettit apprised the Board a credit of $11,212.88 has been received from the Bureau of Reclamation for O & M charges and will reduce the second half payment.
The Board adjourned to Executive Session at 1:55 p.m. for 30 minutes Per RCW 42.30.110 (i) and (iii) to discuss potential Litigation with a motion made by Larry Bland and a second made by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:25 p.m. with a motion made by Mark Hansen and a second made by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
A motion made by Mark Hansen and a second made by Ed Wakkuri authorized Urban Eberhart and Legal Counsel to work with Roza Irrigation District on an interlocal agreement. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for January, 2016 expenses vouchers #39934-40010 in the sum of $324,337.87 were approved with a motion made by Ed Wakkuri and a second made 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.
Fred Schnebly - Chairman
Urban B. Eberhart – Secretary Manager