Office of Secretary
Minutes of Regular Meeting
March 2, 1999
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session on March 2, 1999. Directors in attendance were Chairman Urban Eberhart, Vice Chairman Jim Schnebly, Paul Weaver, John Scott and Larry Bland. Also, in attendance were Janeice Jump, John Dyk, Jack Carpenter, Barbara Pettit and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.
A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by John Scott approved the agenda. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the February 2, 1999 and February 19, 1999 meetings were approved as corrected with a motion from John Scott and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to water update Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the February precipitation was 172% of normal with snow pack at 176% of normal. The Bureau of Reclamation is projecting a 100% water year similar to 1997.
Continuing under Old Business Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board February 8, 1999 he met with multiple agencies to work on 319 grant language. February 9, 1999 Mr. Carpenter met with Washington State Department of Transportation and Bureau personnel to review a proposed truck passing lane on east bound I-90. Mr. Carpenter also met with KRD field personnel for spring work planning. February 10, 1999 Mr. Carpenter accompanied Mr. Eberhart to Olympia where Mr. Eberhart participated in a round table discussion with Senator Karen Fraser on SB-5289. February 11, 1999 Mr. Carpenter attended the Roza/Sunnyside Board of Joint Control water quality meeting and the KCCD Annual meeting and dinner. February 12, 1999 Mr. Carpenter attended the USBR River Operations meeting. February 16, 1999 Mr. Carpenter met with Larry Brown, Ellensburg Water Company, and Jane Tonkin, D.O.E., to work on the 319 grant. February 17, 1999 Mr. Carpenter met with USBR personnel on the interim-operating plan and also attended the Interagency Council Meeting. February 19, 1999 Mr. Carpenter participated in the Joint Water Purveyor Water Quality Board Meeting. February 26, 1999 Mr. Carpenter met with Taneum Canal Company and Joel Pearson, Sedgwick Insurance. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board KRD crews call back was March 1, 1999 but due to inclement weather the call back was delayed to March 8, 1999.
Moving to Spider Manlift Mr. Carpenter distributed a letter he sent to Flow International explaining nothing has been resolved and he will continue working with Spider and Flow International. Discussion followed with the recommendation Mr. Carpenter work with Legal Counsel.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board that 15 copies of the Water Conservation Plan have been received and distributed. Mr. Carpenter further explained three copies will be available for check out on a two-week basis.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the 1999 Governors Salmon Team Grant was returned to Tri- County Water Resource Agency, Chuck Klarich and Interagency Council for determining allocation of available funds. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the 1999 Centennial Clean Water Non-Point Source 319 Grant was submitted within the time required.
Jim Schnebly presented the Joint Local Water Purveyor Board Meeting Update explaining he felt the meeting and information were well received. The next meeting is scheduled for March 11, 1999 at Sterling Savings.
Jim Schnebly presented an update on the Taneum Canal Company meeting with Sedgwick Insurance explaining there should be no additional cost for adding Taneum Canal Company to the KRD Policy as an additional insured. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Jim Schnebly approved the addition of Taneum Canal Company to the KRD Insurance Policy as an additional insured, as described in the Sedgwick Insurance Company letter, subject to contract language being approved by the Kittitas Reclamation District Board of Directors. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to New Business Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the 1999 WSWRA Member Directory is available for $5.95 each.
Mr. Carpenter presented a crossing permit from Steve Anderson Sec. 18 Twn. 18 Rng. 19. A motion from Paul Weaver seconded by John Scott approved the Steve Anderson crossing permit subject to the required language. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented a turnout request from Clint Dunn Sec. Twn. Rng. A motion from John Scott and seconded by Larry Bland approved the Clint Dunn turnout request. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the NWRA Federal Water Seminar is going to be held in Washington D.C. and asked if any Board Members wanted to attend.
Mrs. Pettit apprised the Board delinquent notices are normally sent in March and requested input from the Board. Discussion followed with the consensus we continue sending the delinquent notices.
March 3, 1999 Walt Larrick/Pat Monk/YIN USBR
On Coho pens in Lake Easton
March 4, 1999 TCWRA Ellensburg
March 5, 1999 Joint Board Yakima
March 6, 1999 Taneum Landowner Meeting Thorp
March 10, 1999 Joint Board Bios Yakima
WSWRA Admin. Committee Othello
March 11, 1999 Joint Board Bios Yakima
March 11, 1999 Local Joint Water Quality Comm. Ellensburg
March 12, 1999 USBR Managers Mtg. Yakima
March 12, 1999 USBR River Ops. Yakima
March 15, 1999 RS/BOJC Water Quality Sunnyside
March 17, 1999 WSWRA Olympia
March 17, 1999 Trendwest EIS Scoping Mtg. Ellensburg
March 17, 1999 EST/IAC Yakima
March 18, 1999 Ag. Day Luncheon Ellensburg
March 25, 1999 USBR/Trendwest Water Supply/EIS Yakima
April 1, 1999 WSWRA Pasco
Moving to Other Business Mr. Carpenter distributed an Acronym Handout requesting additions or suggestions. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the WSWRA Water Briefs, Legislative Update of recent bills introduced dealing with water, natural resources, fish etc. are being tracked by WSWRA and are available at the office.
Mr. Carpenter distributed a letter from a KRD landowner thanking KRD for the animal and people safety program.
Summary Vouchers for the month of January 1999 expenses, Vouchers # 15896-15952 & 15955 & 15965 & 15956-15963 & 15966-15981 in the sum of $100,459.45 were presented for approval. A motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by John Scott approved the Summary Vouchers as presented. 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.
Jack W. Carpenter - Secretary-Manager
Urban Eberhart - Chairman
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