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Minutes of Regular Meeting
April 1, 2008
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session April 8, 2008. Directors in attendance were Chairman Urban Eberhart, Larry Bland, Jim Schnebly. Also in attendance were Janeice Jump, Roger Satnik, Paul Green, Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Keli Bender 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 Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the March 4, 2008 meeting were approved by a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Returning to the agenda, Ken Hasbrouck distributed a system status report explaining
inflows are low with above average snow pack. Ken continued explaining water
releases from storage are being made for flood control. The River Operations
Meeting is scheduled for April 7th.
Ken Hasbrouck suggested the 2008 allotment be set based on 100% water year with a turn on date of April 20th. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri set the 2008 water allotment at 2 cfs per irrigable acre with a turn on date of April 20th. The motion passed unanimously.
Paul Green reported temporary labor has been hired for start up and heavy equipment has been hired to move snow in Upper County in preparation for water start up. Ken apprised the Board the water screens at the Wipple Pumping Plant have been modified and are ready for operation.
Moving to KCWP Update, Roger Satnik apprised the Board Kathleen is in the field for water sampling today. Roger apprised the Board a temporary employee has been hired to help with KCWP when needed with the same stipulations as previous temporary employees for KCWP. Inter Local Agreements for Olsen Ditch and Ellensburg Water Company were presented for signatures.
Moving to land reclassification policy; Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower distributed a draft reclassification policy for review and discussion. Lengthy discussion followed with the recommendation the land reclassification policy continues to be a work in progress. Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower will present a revised draft at the May meeting.
Moving to Manastash, Larry Bland presented updated information from the Manastash
consolidation-screening project meeting held on March 6th. Discussion followed
with the recommendation Ken Hasbrouck attend future meetings.
Moving to New Business the following segregations were presented for pre-approval subject to meeting the general guideline: HMR Livestock Sec. 25; Twn. 18 Rng. 19; Mark Charlton Sec. 35 Twn. 18 Rng. 19. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the segregations as presented subject to pre-approval subject to meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed unanimously.
Barbara Pettit distributed a list of equipment no longer needed by KRD for
surplus and junking. Discussion followed with the recommendation the winch be
removed from the truck before sending to the Kittitas County Surplus Auction.
Discussion followed regarding the compact computers and information on hard
drives. Roger Satnik apprised the Board hard drives are removed and destroyed
before junking of any computers at KRD. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded
by Ed Wakkuri approved the list of equipment for surplus and junking. The motion
Ken Hasbrouck distributed a draft 2008 KRD Newsletter for review and discussion.
Moving to Other Business Barbara Pettit apprised the Board a 2003 Retro payment in the sum of $1 361.73 has been received from the Farm Bureau Retro. Ken apprised the Board the Bar 14 Bridge will be completed before KRD starts water on April 20th. Ken apprised the Board the DOE State Water Master will not be on KRD ditch banks.
With a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 30 minutes at 2:06 p.m. to discuss legal matters. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Urban Eberhart announced a 10-minute extension at 2:36 p.m. Chairman Urban Eberhart announced a 10 minute extension at 2.46 p.m. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:56 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
April 7th River Ops. Yakima
April 23rd WSWRA Yakima
April 25th Joint Board Yakima
The Summary Vouchers for January expenses Vouchers #29822-29956 in the sum of $300,129.13 were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Jim 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.
Urban Eberhart - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary-Manager
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