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Minutes of Regular Meeting
March 6, 2012
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session March 6, 2012. Directors in attendance were Chairman Ed Wakkuri, Larry Bland, Paul Weaver, Urban Eberhart and Fred Schnebly. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Kathleen Satnik, Roger Satnik, Janeice Jump, Keli Bender, Kevin Eslinger, David Child and Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower.
The Agenda was approved as presented with the addition of Executive Session with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the February 7, 2012 meeting were approved with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
David Child presented information on his work, as biologist, with the Yakima Basin Joint Board. David Child distributed the most recent fish count and graph showing steelhead returns over Roza Dam for review and discussion.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the reservoir system status report explaining the reservoir storage is looking good with the snow pack above average and a preliminary water forecast of 100%.
Ken Hasbrouck introduced Kevin Eslinger, Assistant Manager, who presented the maintenance update explaining the maintenance crews, returned to work on March 5, 2012. Kevin continued explaining he will be working on updating safety programs and other state required standards.
Moving to KCWP Update, Kathleen Satnik apprised the Board March is the final month on the DOE/KCWP grant. Kathleen presented information on the 2012 sampling schedule and requested input on sample sites. Discussion followed regarding interpretation and compliance and enforcement of the TMDL. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board that Packwood Ditch, Olsen Ditch and Bull Canal have signed their interlocal agreement and paid the 2012 contribution.
Moving to Manastash Creek Jeff Slothower presented information on the habitat assessment on Manastash Creek. Ken Hasbrouck presented the Bruton contract for signature. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Urban Eberhart authorized Ed Wakkuri to sign the Bruton contract. The motion passed unanimously.
Urban Eberhart presented information from the YRBWEP meeting. Discussion followed with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Fred Schnebly authorizing travel costs for Urban Eberhart to travel to Washington D.C. scheduled for April, 2012. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to New Business Ken Hasbrouck presented the following segregations for pre-approval subject to meeting the general guidelines: Allwest LLC Mitch Williams Sec. 7; Twn. 17; Rng. 18. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Fred Schnebly approved the segregation as presented subject to meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed with Paul Weaver voting no.
Barbara Pettit apprised the Board the new computer is installed and the total cost is $31,464.37.
Moving to Other Business Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board a new truck has been ordered for Kevin Eslinger and the 2012 newsletter is scheduled for mailing this week. Roger Satnik presented information on the telemetry and radio requirements due to the FCC ruling. Discussion followed with the consensus there needs to be more than one communication method.
Upcoming Meetings: March 5th River Ops. Yakima
March 7th USBR Mtg. KRD
March 7th Brent Renfro KRD
March 8th KCWP KRD
March 10th Taneum Mtg. Thorp
March 30th Joint Board Yakima
The Board adjourned to Executive Session for 20 minutes to discuss pending litigations at 2:02 p.m. with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Ed Wakkuri announced a 5 minute extension at 2:22 p.m. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:27 p.m. with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for January expenses vouchers 35507-35568 & 35573 in the sum of $142,600.59 were approved with a motion from Paul Weaver 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.
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