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Minutes of Regular Meeting
April 2, 2013
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session April 2, 2013. Directors in attendance were Chairman Paul Weaver, Vice Chairman Larry Bland, Fred Schnebly and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Kevin Eslinger, Keli Bender, Roger Satnik, Kathleen Satnik, David Child, 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 5, 2013 meeting were approved as corrected with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
Deviating from the Agenda David Child, Consulting Biologist Yakima Basin Joint Board, presented information on fish activities in the Yakima River Basin. Discussion followed.
Returning to the Agenda Ken Hasbrouck distributed the reservoir status report explaining warm weather has kept inflows high and reservoirs are expected to fill with a forecast for 100% water year. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri set the 2013 water allotment at 2.25cfs per irrigable acre with a turn on date of April 20, 2013. The motion passed unanimously.
Kevin Eslinger presented a maintenance update explaining an aggressive list
of maintenance projects has been developed in preparation for the 2013 irrigation
season including the Yakima Siphon inspection which was completed on March 16th.
An assessment of maintenance and repairs for the Yakima Siphon will be prepared
by CH2MHILL. Kevin further explained sandblasting is in progress in the Hayward
area in preparation for application of product by Matheson.
Moving to KCWP Kathleen Satnik apprised the Board water quality sampling begins tomorrow with the addition of one additional site. Kathleen Satnik presented information from a meeting on the USDA Food Modernization Act.
Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower presented updated information on the Taylor Bridge Fire.
Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board that Urban Eberhart continues to work with YRBWEP.
Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower apprised the Board legal work continues on the delinquent account meeting the foreclosure criteria and is reviewing a new bankruptcy claim.
Continuing under delinquent accounts Barbara Pettit distributed a letter sent to all landowners with a delinquent balance in March of each year. Barbara Pettit requested guidance on continuing the mailing of these letters. Discussion followed with the consensus the letters be discontinued effective 2014 and Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower will draft language to be included with the statements when mailed in February, 2014.
Moving to New Business Ken Hasbrouck presented the following segregations for pre-approval subject to meeting the general guidelines: William Ball Sec. 5 Twn. 16 Rng. 20; Michael Bach Sec. 20 Twn. 18 Rng. 19 and Mark Charlton Sec. 26 & 35 Twn. 18 Rng. 19 and Sec. 30 & 31 Twn. 18 Rng. 20. A motion from Fred Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved segregations for Michael Bach and Mark Charlton subject to meeting the general guidelines and the segregation for William Ball be moved to the May, 2013 meeting. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to New Business Ken Hasbrouck presented a Crossing Permit for Stan Wade Sec. 16 Twn. 17 Rng. 18 on SB 16.7 Skyhook. Discussion followed with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Fred Schnebly approving the Crossing Permit as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a new Crossing License prepared by Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower for review and discussion. Lengthy discussion followed with the recommendation discussion be continued at the May, 2013 meeting.
With a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri the Board moved to Executive Session at 2:28 p.m. for 10 minutes to discuss Aquavella Water Rights Adjudication. The motion passed unanimously The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:38 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
Upcoming Meetings: April 8th River Ops Yakima
April 26th Joint Board Yakima
The Summary Vouchers for February, 2013 expenses vouchers #36902-36991 & 9900242-9900250 in the sum of $309,660.61 were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri 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.
Paul Weaver - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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