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Minutes of Regular Meeting
March 11, 2014
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session March 11, 2014. Directors in attendance were Chairman Larry Bland, Vice Chairman Ed Wakkuri and Fred Schnebly. Also in attendance were Kevin Eslinger, Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Keli Bender, Roger Satnik, Janeice 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 Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the February 4, 2014 meeting were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed a system status report and apprised the Board the first USBR TWSA meeting was held on March 6, 2014 with a 100% water supply forecast based on continued normal precipitation. Ken continued explaining inflows are increasing and snowpack is 107% of normal.
Kevin Eslinger presented a maintenance update explaining the 13.8 project is on schedule. Kevin continued explaining work is progressing on SB 13.6 with approximately 2,000 feet of pipe to install. Kevin Eslinger apprised the Board by next week the temporary employees will be called back to work. Ken Hasbrouck requested a $1.00 per hour increase in the temporary labor wage scale. Discussion followed with the consensus the $1.00 per hour increase in the temporary wages scale be approved.
Moving to KCWP Roger Satnik apprised the Board the KCWP Board approved purchasing equipment for bacteria testing. Inter Local Agreements from Bull Canal Company and Olson Ditch were presented for signature.
Moving to delinquent accounts Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower requested they be moved to executive session.
Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower presented updated information on the Integrated Plan.
A motion from Fred Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved Small Works Roster Resolution 2014-1 as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to New Business Ken Hasbrouck presented a new turnout request for Roger Sparks Sec. 11 Twn. 17 Rng. 17 on SB 12.8. Discussion followed with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred Schnebly authorizing the SB 12.8 new turnout for Roger Sparks as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a Crossing License for Jeff Lebow Sec. 12 Twn. 17 Rng. 17. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred Schnebly approved the Crossing License as presented.
Moving to Other Business Ken Hasbrouck distributed cost estimates and information on proposed projects from CH2MHILL for review and discussion. Ken Hasbrouck continued explaining KRD received notice from the USBR of a $123,199.84 O & M surplus for 2013.
With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred Schnebly the Board moved
to Executive Session at 1:28 p.m. for 20 minutes to discuss pending litigation.
The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Larry Bland announced a 5 minute extension
at 1:48 p.m. The Board returned to Regular Session at 1:53 p.m. with a motion
from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
Upcoming Meetings: March 8th River Ops. Yakima
March 15th Taneum Canal
March 28th Joint Board
The Summary Vouchers for January, 2014 expenses vouchers #37902-37960 & 9900410-9900416 the sum of $117,970.85 were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred Schnebly. 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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