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Minutes of Regular Meeting
April 3, 2007
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session April 3, 2007. Directors in attendance were Chairman Ed Wakkuri, Urban Eberhart, Larry Bland, Paul Weaver and Jim Schnebly. Also in attendance were Janeice Jump, Ben George, Roger Satnik, Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.
The Agenda was approved as presented with the addition of Executive Session by a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the March 6, 2007 meeting were approved by a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to water update Ken Hasbrouck presented a water update explaining the reservoir storage report indicates the reservoirs are above normal and the snow pack is now below normal. Ken continued explaining it will not change the 100% forecast. Discussion followed with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Urban Eberhart setting the 2007 water allotment at 2 cfs per irrigable acre based on a 100% water forecast. The motion passed unanimously.
Paul Green presented a maintenance update explaining crews are continuing spring cleaning and burning and the traveling water screens are installed and tested at the Wippel Pumping Plant.
Moving to KCWP Update Roger Satnik apprised the Board load balance testing is scheduled for Wippel Wasteway in 2007.
Ken Hasbrouck requested Jim Schnebly and Urban Eberhart attend a meeting scheduled for 1:30 p.m. April 9, 2007 at the KRD Office with Paula of the USBR Denver Office to discuss the Farm Budget Method being used to determine the KRD's ability for repayment of further storage costs.
Ken Hasbrouck requested approval for the payment to Farm Pump and Irrigation
for the traveling water screens in the sum of $104,948.83. A motion from Larry
Bland and seconded by Urban Eberhart approved the payment as presented. The
motion passed unanimously.
Moving to New Business Ken Hasbrouck presented the following segregations for preapproval subject to meeting the general guidelines. Mark Gehrman Sec. 5 Twn. 19 Rng. 16; Judith Pierce Sec. 7 Twn. 17 Twn. 18; DCCDLC LLC Sec .23 Twn. 18 Rng. 18; DSA Sec. 32 Twn. 19 Rng. 18; Kenneth Beedle Sec. 34 Twn. 18 Rng. 19; Venture Farms Sec. 29 Twn. 18 Rng. 20; David Isgrigg Sec. 8 Twn. 17 Rng. 20; William Schmidt Sec. 32 Twn. 18 Rng. 20; Sherwood Inc. Sec. 19 Twn. 18 Rng. 20; Kittitas Fruit Co. Sec. 2 Twn. 16 Rng. 19. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Jim Schnebly approved the segregations subject meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed with Urban Eberhart abstaining.
Barbara Pettit apprised the Board the agreement with U.S. Bank ends September 1, 2007 and presented a draft letter requesting proposals for banking services. Discussion followed with the consensus the proposals be requested and presented at the June Board meeting.
Mr. Hasbrouck presented additional language to be included in the Subdivision General Guidelines regarding no refunds of fees for review and discussion. Discussion followed with the consensus KRD draft language be presented to the Board.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the 2007 KRD Newsletter for review explaining he would like to see them mailed prior to water turn on.
Mr. Hasbrouck presented proposed crossing permits from Dean Curtis NB Lateral 15.2 A motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland approved the crossing permits as presented subject to meeting KRD specifications. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Other Business Ken presented updated information including a written proposal from Nelson LLC for the purchase of the adjoining KRD property. Lengthy discussion followed with the consensus an independent appraisal of the property be obtained to determine fair market value. Ken distributed an estimated cost and requested approval to hire an additional employee for Upper County. Discussion followed with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Paul Weaver authorizing hiring an additional employee for Upper County. The motion passed unanimously.
April 9th Managers/River Ops USBR
Farm Budget Method KRD
April 20th Joint Board Yakima
April 23rd WTWG Yakima
With a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Paul Weaver the Board adjourned to Executive Session at 1:55 p.m. for 30 minutes to discuss Legal Matters. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:25 p.m. with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for February expenses Vouchers # 28429-28530 in the sum of $220,559.77 were approved with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
The Directors monthly payroll vouchers were presented for signatures and checks
All Business having been concluded the meeting adjourned.
Ed Wakkuri - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary-Manager
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