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Minutes of Regular Meeting
April 5, 2011
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session April 5, 2011. Directors in attendance were Chairman Larry Bland, Jim Schnebly, Paul Weaver, Urban Eberhart and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Kathleen Satnik, Roger Satnik, Keli Bender, Janiece Jump, David Child 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 Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the March 1, 2011 meeting were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
Deviating from the Agenda David Child, Yakima Basin Joint Board Fish Biologist, presented an overview of issues facing the Yakima River Basin and an update on the fish population in the Yakima River Basin.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the reservoir system status report explaining the KRD will receive 100% water allotment. Ken continued explaining the snow pack is at 92% of normal with full reservoirs. Discussion followed with the consensus the projected turn on date be set for April 20, 2011. The 2011 water allotment was set at 2.25 cubic feet per second per irrigable acre with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Habrouck presented a maintenance update explaining after examination by Dick Haapala, CH2MHill, recommended a contractor be hired for repairs on Morrison Siphon prior to water being delivered this season. The estimated cost for the repairs is $90,000. Resolution 2011-1 authorizing emergency repairs to Morrison Siphon was approved by a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Jim Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to KCWP Update, Kathleen Satnik apprised the Board the grant expenses may be reallocated by DOE Interlocal Agreements from Ellensburg Water Company, Cascade Irrigation District and West Side Irrigating Co. were presented for signatures. Kathleen apprised the Board water sampling starts April 6, 2011.
Ken Hasbrouck presented updated information on the high flows of Manastash Creek requiring a hydraulic permit to prevent Manastash waters from entering KRD lateral 13.8. Ken continued explaining work on Taneum Diversion Dam has been completed.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information from the YRBWEPIII meetings. Discussion followed.
Moving to Delinquent Accounts Jeff Slothower apprised the Board all delinquent accounts meeting the foreclosure criteria have been collected.
Moving to New Business no segregations were presented.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a Crossing Permit for Diana McDermott/Anna Thompson Sec. 35 Twn. 19 Rng. 18 A motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the Crossing Permit as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Other Business Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board he received a request from Linda Lindgreen to wave delinquent interest due to the circumstances regarding her assessment payment. Discussion followed with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Jim Schnebly authorizing delinquent interest be waved on the assessment payment. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented information on a situation regarding the Lon Crosslin property involving an acreage dispute and involvement of law enforcement due to threats against the KRD Office. Discussion followed with the consensus the Crosslin property may fit into the Inclusion/Exclusion Policy and authorized Keli to work with Crosslins on the Inclusion/Exclusion Policy. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board the John Wayne Pioneer Wagons have requested approval for their ride and will be sending insurance applicable papers. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board a FERC permit has been filed on Easton Dam. Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower sent a letter to FERC asking they deny the request for the permit.
Upcoming Meetings: April 4th River Ops. Yakima
April 20th WSWRA Sunnyside April 29th Joint Board Yakima
With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 5 minutes at 2:38 p.m. to discuss Aquavella and Water Rights. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:43 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for January expenses vouchers 34142-34143 & 34191-34312 and 9900033-900036 the sum $150,991.01 were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. 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.
Larry Bland - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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