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Minutes of Regular Meeting
April 5, 2005
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session on April 5, 2005. Directors in attendance were Chairman Jim Schnebly, Vice Chairman Larry Bland, Urban Eberhart, Brad Haberman and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Janeice Jump, Ben George, Jack Carpenter, Kathleen Satnik, Roger Satnik, Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.
A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland approved the Agenda with the addition of Executive Session for Legal Issues. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Water Update Ken Hasbrouck presented and distributed projected water data from the USBR explaining the official water data will be presented at the Bureau of Reclamation TWSA meeting scheduled for May 7th. Discussion continued with the consensus the 2005 water allotment will be set following the May 7th meeting. Ken Hasbrouck requested approval for the ditchriders to work Saturdays. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Larry Bland authorized ditchriders working on Saturdays. The motion passed unanimously. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board further discussion is needed regarding the proposed Suncadia water transfer.
Moving to maintenance Paul Green apprised the Board there have been claims from landowners for burned pipe. Ken Hasbrouck explained the claims were minimal and the pipe has been replaced.
Kathleen Satnik apprised the Board the KCWP Board approved increasing the hourly rate for Karen Olsen from $15.00 to $18.00 per hour. A motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Larry Bland authorized increasing the hourly rate for Karen Olsen from $15.00 to $18.00 per hour. The motion passed unanimously. Kathleen apprised the Board the Wilson Creek Draft Submittal Report for bacteria is available for review and comments. Kathleen apprised the Board the fixed site sampling begins May 4th and continues every Wednesday through October and work is continuing on the temperature TMDL. Kathleen apprised the Board the next KCWP Board meeting is schedule for April 26th.
Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board the Sapphire Skies Bridge Construction project is progressing and should be completed by May 13th.
Roger distributed the 2005 KRD Newsletter for review.
Moving to New Business Ken Hasbrouck presented the Don Bushnell Sec. 9 Twn. 16 Rng. 20 land divisions for approval. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the land divisions as presented with clarification and review of the project subject to meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board the USBR notified KRD there will be an additional $97,558.71 in O & M from a 2004 deficit.
Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board PSE is proposing the installation of a gas line through property owned by KRD. Discussion followed with the consensus additional information is needed.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed a DOE letter regarding water leasing for review.
Ken Hasbrouck requested authorization for the purchase of the 2005 Ford Ranger in the sum of $12,238.72. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the purchase of the 2005 Ford Ranger in the sum of $12,238.72. The motion passed unanimously.
Barbara Pettit presented information on three CD's currently invested at Sterling Savings. Discussion followed with consensus the CD maturing yesterday be invested at Sterling Savings for 90 days. Barbara Pettit explained there are two CD's maturing on May 11th and rates will be obtained.
Moving to insurance update Barbara Pettit apprised the Board Jim Gibons is no longer an agent with Conover Insurance Co. explaining David LaRiviere has been assigned as agent for our account. Barbara Pettit explained the 2004 elk heights fire damage claim reimbursement has been received.
Barbara Pettit presented a letter from the USBR establishing the Indirect Rate at 18% effective February 1, 2005. A motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Larry Bland approved accepting the USBR indirect rate of 18% effective February 1, 2005. The motion passed unanimously.
The 2005 Farm Bureau Dues and Retro Renewal in the sum of $465.69 was presented for approval. A motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Urban Eberhart approved the Farm Bureau Dues and Retro Renewal in the sum of $465.69. The motion passed unanimously.
April 5th Hay Growers Mtg.- Bar 14
April 11th, 18th, 25th Water Transfer Work Group - USBR
April 7th River Ops. - USBR
April 26th KCWP - KRD
Moving to Other Business Barbara Pettit apprised the Board she has been asked to participate on the review/rewrite committee for the DOE Guidelines Manual and requested approval for participation. It was the consensus of the Board Barbara Pettit participate on the DOE Guidelines Manual review/rewrite committee.
Continuing under Other Business Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board there are times when a third signer for accounts payable and payroll checks would be helpful and suggested Keli Bender be authorized as the third signer. Discussion followed with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Brad Haberman approved Keli Bender with the stipulation it be cleared with the State Auditor's Office. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented information on a section of lateral providing water to Eldon Weidenbach explaining there is seepage affecting the county road and piping it would resolve the problem. Discussion followed with the consensus KRD pipe the seepage area.
With a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Brad Haberman the Board adjourned to Executive Session at 2:02 p.m. to discuss legal issues. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Jim Schnebly announced a 10-minute extension at 2:12 p.m. With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland the Board returned to Regular Session at 2:22 p.m. The motion passed unanimously.
A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Brad Haberman authorized Jack Carpenter as a consultant for KRD at the rate of $42.43 per hour with mileage reimbursement at the KRD rate and meals reimbursed at actual cost with submission of receipts. The motion passed unanimously.
The Directors monthly payroll vouchers were presented for signatures and checks distributed accordingly.
The Summary Vouchers for February expenses Vouchers #25181-25184 & 25816 & 25258-25396 in the sum of $205,407.85 were approved by a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
All Business having been concluded the meeting adjourned.
Jim Schnebly - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary-Manager
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