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Minutes of Regular Meeting
March 5, 2013
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session March 5, 2013. Directors in attendance were Vice Chairman Larry Bland, Fred Schnebly, Ed Wakkuri, Urban Eberhart. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Kevin Eslinger, Keli Bender, Roger Satnik, Kathleen Satnik, Mary Burke, 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 5, 2013 meeting were approved with a motion from Fred Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Deviating from the Agenda Mary Burke addressed the Board regarding proposed water legislation for the Yakima Integrated Plan. Discussion followed.
Returning to the Agenda Ken Hasbrouck distributed the reservoir status report explaining inflows are nearing average with releases below average and snow pack below average. Ken Hasbrouck continued explaining the March 8th River Ops will provide the first forecast for the 2013 water year.
Kevin Eslinger presented a maintenance update explaining the KRD crews returned
to work March 4th and will be attending CPR and First Aid classes. Kevin continued
explaining the Yakima River Siphon inspection is scheduled for March 16th. Kevin
Eslinger apprised the Board the spring work has been prioritized and scheduled.
Moving to KCWP Update Barbara Pettit apprised the Board the 2013 contributions have been received and most agreements signed. Kathleen Satnik apprised the Board she is preparing a letter in response to the meeting with Charlie McKinney, DOE, to discuss the Memorandum of Understanding. Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower requested the letter sent to him for review.
Kathleen continued explaining water quality sampling will begin in April.
Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower requested the insurance update on the Taylor Bridge
Fire be moved to Executive Session.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on YRBWEPIII activities.
Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower requested delinquent accounts discussion be moved to Executive Session.
Moving to New Business Ken Hasbrouck presented a Crossing Permit for Washington State Parks Sec. 14 Twn. 19 Rng. 16. Discussion followed with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred Schnebly approving the Crossing Permit as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Other Business Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board the new cash register is installed. Ken Hasbrouck continued explaining the USBR notified KRD there is a $80,199.55 surplus from fiscal year 2012 and will be applied toward the 2013 Operation and Maintenance Costs. Ken Hasbrouck presented a report on a study by the USBR on the KRD ability to pay and requested comments.
Upcoming Meetings: March 7th River Ops Yakima
March 16th Yakima Siphon Inspection
With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred Schnebly the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 10 minutes at 1:35 p.m. to discuss Aquavella Water Rights Adjudication, Taylor Bridge Fire and Delinquent Accounts. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 1:45 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for January, 2013 expenses vouchers #36844-36901 & 9900234-9900238 in the sum of $184,384.67 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 - Vice Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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