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Minutes of Regular Meeting
March 3, 2009
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session March 3, 2009. Directors in attendance were Chairman Jim Schnebly, Larry Bland, Urban Eberhart, Paul Weaver and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Kathleen Satnik, Roger Satnik, Paul Green, 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 Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the February 3, 2009 were approved with a motion from Larry
Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Deviating to New Business Reid Kinne, Sun Country Maintenance Association, discussed the requirement to update their fire protection and requested approval for the installation of an additional 100,000 gallon water tank. Mr. Kinne apprised the Board KRD will be added to their insurance policy as stated in the original maintenance agreement. Discussion followed with the recommendation the request be presented to the Bureau of Reclamation. Mr. Kinne left the meeting at this time.
Returning to Old Business Ken Hasbrouck distributed the reservoir status report explaining precipitation is below normal with reservoirs above normal.
Paul Green presented a maintenance update explaining the maintenance is working on flood damage assessment and repairs in additional to regular spring work. Ken explained a March 13, 2009 meeting is scheduled with FEMA to discuss funding for flood damages.
Moving to KCWP Update, Kathleen Satnik apprised the Board she will be installing water quality field equipment. Interlocal Agreements from Ellensburg Water Company and West Side Irrigating were presented for signatures.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a Manastash update explaining he signed an access agreement on February 18, 2009. Ken apprised the Board use of the KRD easement/right-of-way has been requested. Discussion followed with the recommendation easement/right-of-way boundaries be identified and included in the agreement.
Moving to New Business the following segregations were presented for pre-approval: D&H Ranch Sec.36 Twn.18 Rng.17; L&D Sec.36 Twn. 18 Rng. 17; Charles Steward Sec. 8 Twn. 17 Rng. 18; DS&A Sec. 9 Twn. 18 Rng. 18; Chris Marchel Sec. 34 Twn. 18 Rng. 20; Mike Lowe Sec. 9 Twn. 16 Rng. 20; Mike Lowe Sec. 16 Twn. 16 Rng. 20; Mike Lowe Sec. 16 Twn. 16 Rng. 20. A motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Urban Eberhart approved the segregations as presented subject to meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck requested approval for the purchase of a used dump truck in the sum of $26,532.00. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Paul Weaver approved the purchase of the used dump truck as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the 2009 WSWRA Dues in the sum of $31,482.37. Lengthy discussion followed with motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Larry Bland approving the WSWRA Dues in the sum of $31,482.37. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a letter from Joseph Lowatchie regarding Black Rock water storage for review and discussion. Discussion followed with no action taken.
Moving to Other Business Barbara Pettit distributed investment information explaining with the current investment market the majority of investments are at the Washington State Investment Pool. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board of notification from the USBR of a surplus in the sum of $39,108.92.
With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 30 minutes at 2:15 p.m. to discuss legal matters. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Jim Schnebly announced a 15-minute extension at 2:45 p.m. The Board returned to Regular Session at 3:00 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
Upcoming Meetings: March 9th River Ops. Yakima
March 18th WSWRA Quincy
March 13th FEMA KRD
March 23rd WTWG Yakima
March 27th Joint Board Yakima
The Summary Vouchers for January expenses vouchers 31158-31246 in the sum of $851,507.78 were approved by 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.
Jim Schnebly - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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