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Minutes of Regular Meeting
March 7, 2006
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session February 7, 2006. Directors in attendance were Chairman Larry Bland, Vice Chairman Ed Wakkuri, Brad Haberman, Urban Eberhart and Jim Schnebly. Also in attendance were Janeice Jump, Ben George, Mike Diefenbach, Roger Satnik, Kathleen Satnik, Paul Green, Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.
The Agenda was approved with the addition of Executive Session with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Brad Haberman. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the February 7, 2006 meeting were approved by a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to water update Ken Hasbrouck presented a water update explaining the first 2006 TWSA meeting is tomorrow.
Paul Green presented a maintenance update explaining the crews are back doing spring maintenance.
Kathleen presented a KCWP update and presented the Bull Canal, Ellensburg Water Company and West Side 2006 inter-local agreements for signatures. Kathleen continued explaining KCWP is continuing to look for qualified BMP Projects. Kathleen apprised the Board water quality sampling will be every Tuesday April through October with KCCD samples processed on a reimbursable basis with a 25% overhead. Kathleen requested approval for Brenda and/or the new employee to charge hours to KCWP on a reimbursable basis. A motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Jim Schnebly approved KCWP employees charging hours directly to KCWP on a reimbursable basis. The motion passed unanimously. The KCCD/Manastash amended contract was presented for signatures.
Deviating from the agenda Mike Diefenbach addressed the Board requesting the right-of-way for the 12.5 pipeline be moved closer to follow the road. Discussion followed with the consensus additional information is needed on the ownership on the existing right-of-way and proposed right-of-way from the Bureau of Reclamation. Mike Diefenbach agreed to reimburse all costs for the right-of-way research.
Returning to the agenda resolution 2006-1 increasing the subdivision fee from $60.00 to $120.00 per lot was approved as presented with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Brad Haberman. The motion passed unanimously.
A certificate of records destruction was presented for signature.
Moving to Puget Sound Energy Crossing on the Bruton Ditch Ken Hasbrouck explained additional information will be presented at a later date.
Ken Hasbrouck presented crossing permits for Kelley Cartwright Sec 16 Twn.
18 Rng. 19; Michael Maw Sec. 29 Twn. 19 Rng. 18 and Dave Adams Sec. 7 Twn. 17
Rng. 20. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the
crossing permits as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed information on the Tucker Creek Fish Passage explaining KRD comments have been submitted.
The Axtman turnout Sec. 33 Twn. 18 Rng. 20 was presented for approval. Discussion followed with a motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Jim Schnebly approving the Axtman turnout as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented information on the South Branch Feasibility Study explaining there are questions and concerns to be addressed before moving forward. Discussion followed with the recommendation additional information be presented at the April meeting.
The 2006 temporary labor pay scale was presented. Discussion followed with the consensus the pay scale is appropriate and management has authority to set temporary labor wages.
Moving to Other Business Brad Haberman apprised the Board he is submitting
his resignation effective immediately, as he will no longer be a KRD landowner
when papers are finalized on the sale of his KRD land.
Discussion followed regarding an appointment to the vacated position. Legal Counsel John Gilreath apprised the Board a recommendation need to be made to the Kittitas County Commissioners for appointment to the position. Ken Hasbrouck distributed the NWRA aging infrastructure for review and discussion. Barbara Pettit distributed information on investment rates for review and discussion explaining the cash flow is adequate for the next 90 days with normal expenses. It was the consensus of the Board a 90-day CD with Sterling Bank be purchased.
A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Brad Haberman approved Jack Carpenter's February billing as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
March 3rd Joint Board Yakima
March 8th River Ops/Manager Yakima
March 27th WTWG Yakima
March 28th KCWP KRD
The Board adjourned to Executive Session for 10 minutes to discuss legal matters at 1:53 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Brad Haberman. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:03 p.m. with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Brad Haberman. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for January expenses Vouchers #26864-26926 &-26930-26951 & 26974 in the sum of $151,666.66 were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Brad Haberman. The motion passed unanimously.
The Directors monthly vouchers were presented for signatures and checks distributed accordingly.
All Business having been concluded the meeting adjourned.
Larry Bland - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary-Manager
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