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Minutes of Regular Meeting
April 10, 2012
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session April 10, 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, and Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower.
The Agenda was approved as presented with the addition of Executive Session with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the March 6, 2012 meeting were approved with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the reservoir system status report explaining the reservoir storage is looking good with the snow pack at 120% of normal and a total water supply available water forecast of 100%. Discussion followed with the consensus the turn on date be set for April 20, 2012. Following lengthy discussion a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Urban Eberhart set the 2012 water allotment at 2.25 cubic feet per second per irrigable acre. The motion passed unanimously.
Kevin Eslinger presented the maintenance update explaining temporary maintenance employees have been hired to assist with maintenance work in getting the system ready for water. Kevin Eslinger further apprised the Board the canal sealing contractors are nearing completion. Continuing under maintenance Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board the Pumping Plant turbine has been rebuilt for a total cost of $12,601.66. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board the excavator motor needs rebuilt with discussions continuing on responsibility for the repair costs.
Moving to KCWP Update, Kathleen Satnik apprised the Board DOE/KCWP grant expired on March 31, 2012. Kathleen apprised the Board she will be doing weekly water quality sampling in 2012 and requested input on sampling sites. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board that Westside and Cascade have signed their interlocal agreement and paid the 2012 contribution and Fogarty Ditch paid the 2012 contribution.
Urban Eberhart presented information from the YRBWEP meeting. Discussion followed regarding reimbursement rates for meals when Urban Eberhart is in Washington D.C. Discussion followed with the consensus Urban Eberhart be reimbursed based on actual cost of receipts submitted.
Moving to New Buiness Ken Hasbrouck requested approval for the payment of the new truck in the sum of $21,131.17. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Paul Weaver approved the payment as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented Resolution 2012-1 and 2012-2 authorizing Ken Hasbrouck, Keli Bender and Kevin Eslinger as authorized signers on the KRD checking account and authorizing Kevin Eslinger as deputy auditor. A motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland approved the resolutions as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the Overnight Travel Policy Amendment for review and signatures.
Moving to Other Business Ken Hasbrouck presented information on the new FCC requirements and the effect on the KRD radios. Discussion followed with the consensus additional information be obtained.
Ken Hasbrouck presented information from a presentation by DOE at the Joint Board.
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The Board adjourned to Executive Session for 10 minutes to discuss Aquavella at 2:05 p.m. with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for January expenses vouchers 35574-35633 & 35634-35696 and 9900075-9900079 in the sum of $207,110.49 were approved with a motion from Paul Weaver 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.
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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