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Minutes of Regular Meeting
March 3, 2015
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session March 3, 2015. Directors in attendance were Chairman Ed Wakkuri, Vice Chairman Fred Schnebly, Urban Eberhart, Larry Bland and Paul Weaver on conference call. Also in attendance were Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower, Kevin Eslinger, Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Keli Bender, Roger Satnik and Janeice Jump.
The Agenda was approved as presented with the addition of Executive Session with a motion from Fred Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the February 3, 2015 meeting were approved by a motion from Fred Schnebly and Seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the USBR system status report showing reservoirs at 95% of capacity with all expected to fill. Ken Hasbrouck continued explaining the first TWSA is scheduled for March 9, 2015. Discussion followed.
Kevin Eslinger apprised the Board the maintenance crews returned to work Monday and completed safety orientation with first aid and CPR scheduled for tomorrow. Weather permitting patching and sealing will be done in Upper County. Kevin Eslinger apprised the Board the test wells located between Dry Creek and Whiskey Creek are completed.
Moving to delinquent accounts Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower apprised the Board the 2014 foreclosure accounts have been collected.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on the Integrated Plan.
Moving to New Business Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower presented the SB 13.8 Agreement for Conserved Water for review and signatures. Discussion followed with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Fred Schnebly authorizing Chairman Ed Wakkuri sign the SB 13.8 Agreement as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented an Easement Proposal from Jim Mapes Sec. 34 Twn. 17 Rng. 19. Discussion followed with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Fred Schnebly approving the Easement Proposal from Jim Mapes as presented with the stipulation Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower prepares the documents. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a list of equipment no longer needed with no resale value for junking. A motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Urban Eberhart approved the junking of equipment as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Other Business Ken Hasbrouck presented updated information and cost estimates from CH2MHill on the straight wall repairs and Yakima Pressure Siphon Rehab. Discussion followed.
With a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Fred Schnebly the Board moved to Executive Session at 1:50 p.m. for 20 minutes to discuss ongoing Aquavella Water Rights Litigation and related matters and Personnel. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:10 p.m. with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
Upcoming Meetings: March 9th River Ops. Yakima
March 11th IP Yakima
March 27th Joint Board Yakima
The Summary Vouchers for January, 2015 expenses vouchers #38925-38996 & 99000624-9900628 in the sum of $196,090.85 were approved with a motion from Fred Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland. 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.
Ed Wakkuri - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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