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Minutes of Regular Meeting
April 4, 2006
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session April 4, 2006. Directors in attendance were Chairman Larry Bland, Vice Chairman Ed Wakkuri, Urban Eberhart, Jim Schnebly and Paul Weaver. Also in attendance were Janeice Jump, Ben George, Jim Milton, Roger Satnik, Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.
The Agenda was approved with the addition of Executive Session with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the March 7, 2006 meeting were approved by a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Deviating from the Agenda Jim Milton presented information on the Tri County Water Resource Agency. Jim apprised the Board the Tri County Water Resource Agency is in the process of reorganizing as Yakima Basin Water Resource Agency. Jim further explained he is here today to get a letter of support for a basin wide implementation grant from the Department of Ecology explaining DOE requested Tri County get letters of support from entities in Kittitas County. Discussion followed with the Consensus additional information is needed from Kittitas County before KRD can take a position with Tri County Water Resource Agency.
Moving to water update Ken Hasbrouck presented a water update explaining all reports indicate a full water year for KRD. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri set the 2006 water allotment at 2 cfs per irrigable acre. The motion passed unanimously. Ken apprised the Board maintenance issues are being addressed in Upper County and should be ready. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri authorized a start up date of April 20th with the stipulation weather allows and maintenance issues are addressed. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a maintenance update explaining spring maintenance is continuing but the wet weather is slowing the progress.
Roger presented a KCWP update explaining Kathleen out for the first day of water quality sampling. Roger explained Brenda Nass has been hired to assist with the water quality program and the next KCWP Board meeting is scheduled for April 25th. Roger explained Craig George has submitted qualified BMP project to be completed in 2006.
Roger Satnik presented updated information on the South Branch Feasibility Study. Discussion followed with the consensus to discontinue work on the South Branch Feasibility Study.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the following land segregations for pre approval subject to meeting the general guidelines: Spring Tree Cluster Sec 27 Twn. 20 Rng. 14; Kerry Klockner Sec. 14 Twn. 18 Rng. 18 and James Treat Sec.18 Twn. 18 Rng. 20; Elwyn Smity Sec. 7 Twn. 17 Rng. 20; Win and Ralph Charlton Sec. 21 Twn. 18 Rng. 19 and John Graf Sec. 12 Twn. 17 Rng. 17. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Jim Schnebly approved the land segregations as presented subject to meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck requested authorization to purchase a 2006 Chev Silverado ½ ton in the sum of $13,952.93. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the purchase of the 2006 Chev Silverado as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board a claim has been filed by Leonard Deaton for pipe burned during spring maintenance for approximately $800.00. Discussion followed with the consensus KRD replace the burned pipe.
The 2006 KRD newsletter was distributed for review and comments.
Moving to Other Business Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board the Easton Dam house need updated wiring at an estimated cost of $1,500.00. Ken apprised the Board the USBR is requesting scope of work and cost estimates for the Easton Dam Rehab. Ken presented updated information on Sundance Ridge. Ken apprised the Board the request from Mike Diefenbach pipeline project request is not a feasible project for KRD crews but KRD would consider the project if Mike Diefenbach contracted the work. Ken apprised the Board he took a contractor to the Wallace Ranch to look at an access road explaining further discussions are needed with Wallace Ranch regarding an access road. Ken apprised the Board he advised PSE the gas line requires USBR approval.
April 6th River Ops./Manager Mtg. Yakima
The Board adjourned to Executive Session for 5 minutes to discuss legal matters at 1:57 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Urban Eberhart. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Larry Bland announced a 5-minute extension at 2:02 p.m. Chairman Larry Bland announced a 5-minute extension at 2:07. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:12 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Jim Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for February expenses Vouchers #26975-27091 in the sum of $133,561.94 were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Urban Eberhart. The motion passed unanimously.
The Directors monthly vouchers were presented for signatures and checks distributed accordingly.
Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board the Kittitas County Commissioners approved the appointment of Paul Weaver to the KRD Board. Paul Weaver executed his Oath of Office and Bond.
All Business having been concluded the meeting adjourned.
Larry Bland - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary-Manager
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