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Minutes of Regular Meeting
May 1, 2012
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session May 1, 2012. Directors in attendance were Chairman Ed Wakkuri, Fred Schnebly, Paul Weaver, Urban Eberhart and Larry Bland. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Kevin Eslinger, Keli Bender, Janiece Jump, and Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower.
The Agenda was approved as presented with the addition of Executive Session with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the May 1, 2012 minutes were approved with a motion from Fred Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the reservoir system status report explaining the KRD will receive 100% water allotment. Ken continued explaining water that is being released to the river is based on inflows with a snow pack of 121% of average.
Kevin Eslinger presented a maintenance update explaining the priming was completed by April 28th. Kevin presented an update on a rodent hole on the south branch extension explaining necessary repairs were made with no reported property damage. Kevin reported he is the process of preparing an inventory and classifying all KRD siphons.
Moving to KCWP Update Paul Weaver apprised the Board there were no meetings for KCWP.
Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board the signed Bruton Agreement was submitted to the USBR. Ken Hasbrouck presented a request for a meeting to discuss the use of the Manastash trail. Discussion followed with the consensus additional information be obtained.
Urban Eberhart presented information from the YRBWEPIII meetings he attended in Washington D.C..
Moving to New Business the following segregations were presented for pre-approval: Chris Gaidos Sec. 29 Twn. 17 Rng. 20. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Paul Weaver approved the segregation as presented subject to meeting the general guidelines.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the Personnel Practices and Procedures Manual for review and comment.
Moving to Other Business Barbara Pettit presented the 2011 Annual Report, Financial Statements, Notes to Financial Statements, MD&A, Schedules and GASB Statement 54 for review. Barbara Pettit apprised the Board it is recommended that GASB Statement 54 allocation and spending prioritization be approved by the Board of Directors. Discussion followed with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Larry Bland approving the allocation of fund balance and spending prioritization as presented and authorizing submittal with the annual report. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board of the estimated costs for the excavator repairs.
The delinquent accounts meeting the foreclosure criteria were presented for review and discussion with the consensus they be referred to Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower to proceed with the collection process.
May 7th River Ops. Yakima
May 9th KCCD Ellensburg
With a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 15 minutes at 2:22 p.m. to discuss Aquavella Water Rights Adjudication. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:37 p.m. with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for January expenses vouchers #35697-35847 & 35849 and 9900081-9900087 in the sum $231,528.51 were approved with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Fred Schnebly. 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.
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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