Office of Secretary
Minutes of Regular Meeting
April 7, 1998
The Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session on April 7, 1998.
Directors in attendance were Chairman Paul Weaver, Vice Chairman Urban Eberhart, Larry Bland, Jim Schnebly and John Scott. Also in attendance were Lance Elliott, Ben George, Janeice Jump, Paul Harrel, Terry Davis, Ben George, Jack Carpenter, Barbara Pettit and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.
A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Jim Schnebly approved the agenda with the addition of an Executive Session. The motion passed unanimously.
Deviating to New Business Lance Elliott, Washington State Park Ranger at Iron Horse State Park, addressed the Board expressing appreciation for authorizing the John Wayne Pioneer riders and wagons to cross the KRD right-of-way in past years and requested the same be approved for 1998 with the understanding a $l,000,000. insurance rider, with KRD named as additional insured. Mr. Elliott presented the $1,000.000. insurance rider for the 1998 request. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Larry Bland approved the John Wayne Pioneer Riders and Wagons be authorized to cross KRD right-of-way as requested with the $l,000,000. insurance rider provided. The motion passed unanimously.
Returning to Old Business the minutes of the March 3, 1998 meeting were approved as corrected with a motion from John Scott and seconded by Urban Eberhart. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented the water update explaining the USBR is projecting 100% total water supply available explaining the next TWSA meeting is scheduled for April 10, 1998 and suggested setting the 1998 allotment at 2 CFS per irrigable acre based on the 100% scenario with water turn on at Easton scheduled for April 20, 1998. Discussion followed with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Jim Schnebly the 1998 water allotment be set a 2 CFS per irrigable acre. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Meeting Review Mr. Carpenter reported he attended the DOE Water Quality Meeting on March 4, 1998 and the City Hall Relocation Committee toured the KRD facilities. March 6, 1998 Mr. Carpenter attended the Joint Board Meeting and on March 12, 1998 Mr. Carpenter was in attendance at the Managers/TWSA/River Operations Meeting at the Yakima Bureau Office. March 13, 1998 Mr. Carpenter attended the WSWRA media training explaining it was an excellent and useful training. March 14, 1998 Mr. Carpenter, Bob Main and Paul Green attended the Taneum Canal Company landowners meeting. March 16-17, 1998 Mr. Carpenter met with architecture firms explaining Request For Performance are available for review. March 25, 1998 Mr. Carpenter met with Phil Bloom and Darrel Nice to schedule tasks, meet crews and tour the district. Mr. Carpenter attended the Kittitas County Conservation District informational meeting on Wilson/Cherry creeks explaining KCCD would like landowners to form committees to address water quality and suggested he serve on a committee if formed. March 27, 1998 Mr. Carpenter attended the Joint Board meeting. March 30, 1998 Mr. Carpenter attended the Jack Stanford presentation hosted by the Bureau of Reclamation. March 31-April 1, 1998 Mr. Carpenter attended the DOE Water Quality Workshop "Partnership in Preventing Polluted Runoff". April 2, 1998 Mr. Carpenter attended the KCCD Watershed Information Meeting for Taneum and Manastash Creeks.
Moving to Water Quality Goals Statement Mr. Carpenter presented a revised draft Water Quality Goals Statement for review, edit and approval. Lengthy discussion followed with review and editing of the draft statement and the recommendation the KRD Water Quality Goals Statement be included in the KRD newsletter.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the City Hall Site Selection Committee will make their recommendations of four locations, KRD, Eagles Lodge, Darigold Building and Washington School, to the Ellensburg City Council on April 20, 1998. Following the recommendations an open house will be scheduled for citizen review and input with June, 1998 estimated for the final selection.
Moving to Taneum Chute Hydroelectric Project Mr. Carpenter distributed The Cascade Pacific Power Corp. Draft Proposal for review.
Deviating to Terry Davis Mr. Davis addressed the Board explaining he questions the KRD working relations with Larry Hillis Development and Cascade View Estates. Mr. Davis questioned the installation of the pipeline on the south side of Robinson Canyon Road and why KRD requested Mr. Hillis not pipe the lateral as mandated by County Resolution and KRD used Federal Grant monies to pipe the lateral. Mr. Davis further questioned why KRD is bearing the cost of a trash rack at the entrance of a culvert going under Cascade View Drive? If a trash rack was required, why was Mr. Hillis not required to install the culvert to meet KRD specifications? Mr. Davis questioned if the trash rack was to serve as a safety devise. Mr. Carpenter addressed the concerns expressed by Mr. Davis explaining 1994 drought monies were received by the Kittitas Reclamation District, under the management of Paul Davenport, for conservation with one of the criteria being saved water had to be shown during the 1994 irrigation season. Mr. Hillis was told, by Mr. Davenport, a pressurized water system would be available to Mr. Hilliss Development from the pipeline. It was later determined, by an engineer hired by Kittitas Reclamation District, that the pipeline design and pipe installed was under designed for the pressurized system. Upon the recommendation of the engineer the pipeline should not be installed as proposed. KRD and Mr. Hillis agreed to install a separate turnout for Cascade View Estates. KRD dug the ditch and built the turnout with Mr. Hillis providing the pipe installation and backfilled the trench. Mr. Carpenter apprised Mr. Davis the trash rack was installed as a recommendation of the ditch rider and not for safety of the Hillis Development. Janeice Jump questioned if the pipeline was done with Board approval and is KRD liable for safety of the development residents? Mr. Carpenter apprised Janeice Jump the Board was involved in and aware of the pipeline decisions and Legal Counsel apprised Janeice Jump KRD is not liable for safety.
Moving to New Business Mr. Carpenter presented the 1998 Joint Board assessment in the sum of $15,000.00 and the Yakima River Basin Coalition Dues in the sum of $17,802.60. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by John Scott approved the Joint Board assessment in the sum of $15,000.00 and the Yakima River Basin Coalition Dues in the sum of $17,802.60. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented Request for Performance from various Architects with the recommendation a committee be appointed to work with him. Mr. Carpenter further explained he would like to see two proposals based on time lines and requirements of the District. Discussion followed with Jim Schnebly and Paul Weaver appointed to work with Mr. Carpenter and the Architects.
Mr. Carpenter presented a draft newsletter for review and discussion. Discussion followed with the recommendation the KRD Water Quality Goals Statement be revised as discussed earlier.
Mr. Carpenter presented crossing permits from Don Owens, Kurt Nesmith and Robert Deter Sec. 23 Twn. 18 Rng. 18 for approval. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by John Scott approved the crossing permits for Don Owens, Kurt Nesmith and Robert Dier. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented a crossing permit from Larry Raap Sec. 28 Twn. 18 Rng. 20 for approval. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Urban Eberhart approved the crossing permit for Larry Raap. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented a crossing permit from Ron Gibb on the Wippel Wasteway for approval explaining further information is needed. Discussion followed with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland the crossing permit for Ron Gibb be approved with the stipulation Jack Carpenter and Urban Eberhart approve the permit when the additional information is provided. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented information on a U.S. Government Surplus Sale at the Yakima Bureau office explaining there are 2 vehicles and requested authorization to submit the following bids. 1988 Dodge 1 Ton Utility Pickup, $4,251.50 and a 1989 Dodge Dakota Pickup $3,501.50. It was the consensus of the Board Mr. Carpenter be authorized to submit bids on the 1988 Dodge $4,251.50 and 1989 Dodge Dakota $3,501.50.
Mr. Carpenter presented two(2) crossing permit for Ed Wakkuri Sec. 35 Twn. 20 Rng. 15 for approval. A motion from John Scott and seconded by Larry Bland approved the crossing permits from Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
April 10, 1998 USBR Budget/TWSA/River Ops.
April 15, 1998 K.C. Sheriff Office Emergency Action Plans
April 24, 1998 Yakima Joint Board
April 28, 1998 CWU Public Hearing - Mid Columbia Steelhead
Moving to Other Businesses Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board KRD owns the office building, shop and facilities and consultation with the USBR is not required to proceed with negotiation with the City of Ellensburg for relocation.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board a location has been identified for a pilot project settling pond on the Milo Martinson property. Mr. Carpenter further apprised the Board there will be several entities involved in the project including NRCS, design of the pond; Cascade Irrigation District, walk planks, measurement and monitoring; USBR, metering device with KRD digging the drain and maintaining the settling pond. Lengthy discussion followed with the recommendation the drain be cleaned and feasibility information be pursued with continued work with upstream landowners for on farm water quality education.
Mr. Carpenter distributed the SVID/ROZA Joint Board Newsletter for review.
Mr. Carpenter presented updated information on Magnacide H explaining the new regulations will
require weighing of the cylinder before and after each application which will require modification of the current procedures.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board Paul Mather, retired KRD employee, passed away last week.
The Board adjourned to Executive Session at 2:58 p.m for 30 minutes to discuss Legal Matters with a motion from John Scott and seconded by Urban Eberhart. The motion passed unanimously. The Board adjourned to Regular Session at 3:28 p.m. with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by John Scott. The motion passed unanimously.
Summary Vouchers for the month of February, 1998 expenses Vouchers #14260 & 14324 & 14503-14547 & 14549-14577 & 14579-14622 in the sum of $ 98,588.48 were presented for approval and signatures. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland approved the summary vouchers as presented. 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.
Jack W. Carpenter - Secretary-Manager
Paul Weaver - Chairman
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