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Minutes of Regular Meeting
April 7, 2009
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session April 9, 2009. Directors in attendance were Chairman Jim Schnebly, Larry Bland, Urban Eberhart, Paul Weaver and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Kathleen Satnik, Keli Bender, Janeice Jump, Brent and Mary Minor, Tim Reierson, Greg McElroy, Mike Diefenbach, Lara Treiber 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 3rd and 17th were approved with a motion from Urban
Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the USBR reservoir status report explaining snow pack is 90% of normal with anticipation of a 100% water year.
Deviating to New Business Legal Counsel advised the Board the presentation
by Brent and Mary Minor is in active litigation and any discussions or decisions
should be moved to Executive Session. Greg McElroy and Tim Reierson presented
information regarding the proposed creek water transfer to Benton County from
Brent and Mary Minor. Brent and Mary Minor, Greg McElroy and Tim Reierson left
the meeting following their presentation.
Returning to Old Business the 2009 water turn on date and water allotment were discussed. Ken apprised the Board maintenance work is continuing and pending any unforeseen issues he is anticipating an April 20th contract date for water turn on. Paul Weaver presented a request to increase the water allotment to landowners. Lengthy discussion followed with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkuri setting April 20, 2009 as the turn on date and setting the 2009 water allotment at 2.25 cubic feet per second (cfs) per irrigable acre. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a maintenance update explaining the maintenance crews
are continuing work on the flood damage repairs in additional to regular spring
work with anticipation of the April 20th turn on date.
Deviating from the agenda Mike Diefenbach addressed the Board regarding the pipeline on T13.7 explaining the pipeline is filling with silt and debris limiting the amount of water delivered and suggested the trees may be a factor with a similar situation at T12.5.2. Discussion followed with the consensus KRD will look into maintenance on T12.5.2 and T13.47.
Returning to the Agenda and moving to KCWP Update, Kathleen Satnik presented a water quality project proposal for funding explaining the project meets the grant criteria. The Cascade Irrigation District Interlocal Agreement was presented for signatures.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a Manastash update explaining work is continuing on the right-of-way map. Ken apprised the Board he was contacted by the USBR regarding installation of the pipeline for the Bruton Ditch. Discussion followed with the consensus KRD is not interested in participating in the installation of the Bruton Ditch Pipeline.
Moving to FEMA Update Ken apprised the Board the majority of the flood damage assessment is completed. Discussion followed with the consensus KRD enter into an agreement with FEMA for funding of the flood repairs.
Moving to New Business the following segregations were presented for pre-approval: Willard Williams Sec.11 Twn.18 Rng.19. A motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the segregations as presented subject to meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken apprised the Board the 2009-2010 Auto/Business Insurance renewal is June 4, 2009. Discussion followed with Paul Weaver designated to investigate insurance options.
Moving to Other Business Barbara Pettit distributed investment information explaining with the current investment market the majority of investments are at the Washington State Investment Pool. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board of notification from the USBR of a surplus in the sum of $39,108.92.
Moving to Other Business Ken apprised the Board the John
Wayne Riders requested approval for their annual ride on May 26, 2009.
With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 45 minutes at 2:34 p.m. to discuss legal matters. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Jim Schnebly announced a 15-minute extension at 3:19 p.m. The Board returned to Regular Session at 3:24 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
Returning to Other Business Ken Hasbrouck requested approval to move Marty Haberman from the Union into Management as Assistant Field Supervisor at $20.50 per hour plus longevity effective March 1, 2009. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Paul Weaver approved the request as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Upcoming Meetings: April 8th River Ops. Yakima
April 13th SOAC Yakima
April 20th WTWG Yakima
April 22nd WSWRA Sunnyside
April 24th Joint Board Yakima
The Summary Vouchers for February expenses vouchers 31247-31383 in the sum of $210,124.00 were approved by a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland. 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.
Jim Schnebly - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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