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Minutes of Regular Meeting
April 7, 2015
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session April 7, 2015. Directors in attendance were Chairman Ed Wakkuri, Vice Chairman Fred Schnebly, Urban Eberhart, Larry Bland and Paul Weaver. Also in attendance were Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower, Kevin Eslinger, Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Keli Bender, Bob Main, Roger Satnik, Kathleen Satnik, Mark Hansen, Mark Charlton and Janeice Jump.
The Agenda was approved as presented with the addition of Executive Session with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the March 3, 2015 meeting were approved by a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the USBR formula used to determine the 2015 water allocation of 60% for KRD. Ken continued explaining the reservoirs are full and will be maintained as long as possible. Ken Hasbrouck continued explaining his operational plans for starting water. Bob Main discussed the operations plans and starting date. Lengthy discussion followed with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Fred Schnebly setting the 2015 water allotment at 1.25 cubic feet per second per irrigable acre with the allocation, allotment and operational plan reviewed at the May meeting. The motion passed with Paul Weaver opposed. Discussion followed with the consensus the system will be primed and ready for the first deliveries starting on April 20, 2015.
Ken Hasbrouck presented information on water transfers explaining in past short water years transfers have been allowed between rides and from Upper to Lower County. Discussion followed with the consensus water transfers be authorized from Upper County to Lower County and between rides with transfers to the Pump Ditch authorized on a case by cases basis. Discussion followed with the consensus purchasing and/or transferring water will increase the quantity of water not the acres and subsequently not the instantaneous flow of the purchaser.
Kevin Eslinger apprised the Board maintenance have been busy with needed repairs,
cleaning and burning so the system will be ready for water. Matheson is currently
applying product and will be finished and ready for water.
Moving to KCWP Kathleen Satnik apprised the Board she will be taking water quality sampling from 19 sites this year. Kathleen continued explaining Washington State Department of Ecology will be updating the 303D List. Ken Hasbrouck presented KCWP Contracts for review and signatures.
Moving to delinquent accounts Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower apprised the Board a Kittitas County Tax Title Lot assessed by KRD has sold at auction and KRD will receive payment.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on the Integrated Plan.
Moving to New Business Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower presented the Mapes Easement request explaining he is preparing the documents.
Continuing under Other Business Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board he signed the SB 13.8 Project Inspection. Ken Hasbrouck presented the Straight Wall Overview for review and discussion.
With a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Fred Schnebly the Board moved
to Executive Session at 2:15 p.m. for 20 minutes to discuss ongoing Aquavella
Water Rights Litigation and related matters and Personnel. The motion passed
unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:35 with a motion from
Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously. The
Board adjourned to Executive Session at 2:35 for 30 minutes to discuss personnel.
The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Ed Wakkuri announced a 15 minute extension
at 3:05. Chairman Ed Wakkuri announced a 20 minute extension at 3:20. The Board
returned to Regular Session at 3:40 with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded
by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
Upcoming Meetings: April 6th River Ops. Yakima
April 24th Joint Board Yakima
The Summary Vouchers for February, 2015 expenses vouchers #38997-39075 & 9900632-9900645 in the sum of $186,804.49 were approved with a motion from Fred Schnebly 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.
Ed Wakkuri - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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