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Minutes of Regular Meeting
April 13, 2010
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session April 13, 2010. Directors in attendance were Chairman Paul Weaver, Larry Bland, Jim Schnebly, Urban Eberhart and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Keli Bender, Roger Satnik, Kathleen Satnik, Paul Green, Janeice Jump, 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 2, 2010 meeting were approved with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the reservoir system status report. Ken Hasbrouck continued explaining the USBR announced the KRD is to receive 71% of their entitlement. Ken Hasbrouck presented various scenarios for 2010 operations. Discussion followed with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Urban Eberhart setting the water turn on date for April 20, 2010 and the 2010 water allotment at 1.65 cfs per irrigable acre. The motion passed unanimously. Ken Hasbrouck continued explaining updated information will be presented at the May 6th TWSA meeting. Discussion followed with the consensus the May Board meeting be moved to May 11th.
Moving to maintenance update Paul apprised the Board work continues in preparation for starting water on April 20th. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board the repair to the Cle Elum siphon is complete.
Moving to KCWP Update, Kathleen Satnik apprised the Board last week was the first sampling for 2010. Kathleen Satnik apprised the Board she is continuing work with various agencies with BMP Projects meeting the criteria to satisfy the grant requirements. Kathleen is working to obtain written agreements with agencies involved and written approval from DOE. 2010 Inter Local Agreements from Olson Ditch, Ellensburg Water Company and Packwood Canal were presented for signatures.
Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board the Manastash fish screen project is completed. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board Taneum Canal has requested reviewing the contract regarding KRD including Taneum in the insurance proposal. Ken apprised the Board the inspection recommendations are being completed on the Bruton Pipeline Project.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed Resolution 2010-002 for inclusion-exclusion of KRD lands prepared by Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower for review and discussion. Lengthy discussion followed with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri adopting Resolution 2010-002 as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information from YRBWEP III explaining that the next meeting is scheduled for April 28th. Ken Hasbrouck, Urban Eberhart and Jeff Slothower attended the Kittitas County Board of County Commissioners Study Session and presented a power point on YRBWEP III.
Moving to Insurance Update the insurance renewal application from Mitchell Reed was presented for review. Discussion followed with the recommendation KRD submit the renewal application to Mitchell Reed and prepare an insurance proposal to obtain insurance quotes for 2010-2011 insurance.
Ken Hasbrouck presented information on the USBR application of polyurea from the 1146 spillway to the new concrete area explaining the work will be complete next week. Ken further apprised the Board Duncan and Bush has been applying a similar product on the upper straight wall area. Work is scheduled for completion this week.
Moving to New Business Ken Hasbrouck presented a Crossing Permit from Ryan and Francine Brown: Sec. 35 Twn. 20 Rng.15. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Jim Schnebly approved the Crossing Permit as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to new Business Jeff Slothower apprised the Board that all delinquent accounts presented for foreclosure have been collected.
Moving to Other Business Barbara Pettit presented updated banking information and distributed current investment rates. Discussion followed with the recommendation all investments be transferred from Bank of the West to Wells Fargo Bank.
Ken Hasbrouck requested approval for the purchase of two trucks through State Purchasing. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved purchasing two trucks through State Purchasing. The motion passed unanimously. Ken apprised the Board the John Wayne Pioneer Wagons and Riders has requested approval for their annual John Wayne trail ride explaining a certificate for proof of insurance has been provided.
Upcoming Meetings: April 28th YRBWEP III Yakima
April 30th Joint Board Yakima
May 6th TWSA Yakima
May 7th USBR/Wallace Ranch/ KRD
May 11th KRD Board KRD
With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 10 minutes at 2:25 p.m. to discuss Aquavella. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:35 p.m. with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for February expenses vouchers 32724-32872 in the sum of $155,910.77 were approved with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Urban Eberhart. 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.
Paul Weaver - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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