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Minutes of Regular Meeting
March 6, 2007
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session March 6, 2007. Directors in attendance were Chairman Ed Wakkuri, Urban Eberhart, Larry Bland, Paul Weaver and Jim Schnebly. Also in attendance were Janeice Jump, Ben George, Anna Lael, Roger Satnik, Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.
The Agenda was approved as presented with the addition of Executive Session by a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the February 6, 2007 meeting was approved by a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Jim Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
Deviating from the Agenda Anna Lael, Kittitas County Conservation District, presented information on updating the Memorandum of Understanding on the Manastash Project. Anna continued explaining the proposals being presented to the steering committee and the KRD participation through YRBWEP. Discussion followed with the consensus the Board will review the MOU and KRD participation before any decisions can be made.
Returning to the Agenda and moving to water update Ken Hasbrouck presented a water update explaining the reservoir storage report indicates above average capacity with inflows below average.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a maintenance update explaining all crews were call back to work March 1st. Ken continued explaining the traveling water screens arrived and are being installed at the Wippel Pumping Plant.
Moving to KCWP Update Roger Satnik presented a request to hire a part time employee to assist where needed. Discussion followed with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland authorizing hiring a temporary employee at $12.00 per hour with the stipulation the position remain non-benefited. The motion passed unanimously. Roger advised the Board a lawsuit has been filed regarding storm water permits with KCWP named. Discussion followed with the recommendation Legal Counsel John Gilreath review the document. Ken Hasbrouck presented Interlocal Agreements from Bull Ditch, Packwood and West Side Irrigating for signature.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed updated information on the replacement of the Bar 14 Bridge by Kittitas County explaining the county prefers the multiple piers and requested KRD participation. Discussion followed with the consensus KRD participate with the county on the Bar 14 Bridge project as proposed.
Ken Hasbrouck presented information on the Nelson LLC explaining the Nelson
family is interested in purchasing the property at fair market value. Discussion
followed with the consensus KRD Board members view the property before any action
can be taken. It was decided to visit the Sapphire Skies property on the same
Moving to New Business Ken Hasbrouck presented the following segregations for preapproval subject to meeting the general guidelines. Dennis Fisher Sec. 24 Twn. 18 Rng. 19; Cascade Columbia Land Sec. 2 Twn. 16 Twn. 19; Derald Martin Sec. 5 Twn. 16 Rng. 20; Rick Martin Sec. 15 Twn. 16 Rng. 20; Kevin Spangler Sec. 23 Twn. 18 Rng. 18; Lonny White Sec. 1 Twn. 19 Rng. 15; Mark Gehrman Sec. 5 Twn. 19 Rng. 16; Charles Flora Sec. 21 Twn. 20 Rng. 14. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland approved the segregations subject meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed with Urban Eberhart abstaining.
Mr. Hasbrouck presented proposed crossing permits from Steve Russell Watson Road 20.8; Tim McIntyre Thrall Road T 02 and Lloyd Christian Naneum Road NB 17.0. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland approved the crossing permits as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented information on the Storage Study Round Table scheduled for March 8, 2007. Urban Eberhart and Jim Schnebly were appointed to Storage Study Round Table.
Moving to Other Business Ken presented a request from Sun Country Home Owners Association to install another water tower. Discussion followed with the recommendation Legal Counsel John Gilreath review the crossing permit. Ken presented a request for the John Wayne Trail horse ride scheduled for May 21st. It was the consensus the request be approved with the same stipulations as before. Ken distributed an update from the USBR on the O & M costs reflecting a surplus from last year. Ken apprised the Board Doug Webster was hired for ride 4 and Craig Raab was hired for maintenance. Ken requested the Board consider hiring an additional full time maintenance person for Upper County explaining costs for the requested position will be presented at the April meeting.
March 7th Manastash Steering Ellensburg
March 8th River Ops. Yakima
With a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Larry Bland the Board adjourned to Executive Session at 2:00 p.m. for 30 minutes to discuss Legal Matters. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:30 p.m. with a motion from Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for December expenses Vouchers #28358-28428 in the sum of $142,942.38 were approved with a motion from Jim Schnebly 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.
Ed Wakkuri - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary-Manager
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