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Minutes of Regular Meeting
May 10, 2005
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session on May 10, 2005. Directors in attendance were Chairman Jim Schnebly, Vice Chairman Larry Bland, Urban Eberhart, Brad Haberman and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Bob Main, Paul Green, Roger Satnik, Jack Carpenter, Don Snowden, Tom and Norma Ruiz, Janeice Jump, Ben George, Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.
A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland approved the Agenda with the addition of Executive Session for Legal Issues. The motion passed unanimously.
Deviating from the Agenda Don Snowden addressed the Board regarding an existing culvert in the KRD wasteway Sec. 28 Twn. 17 Rng. 19 Mr. Snowden explained the existing culvert provides access to acreage he is interested in purchasing and the Title Company requested he provide a crossing permit. Discussion followed with the recommendation Don Snowden complete a crossing permit for Board approval.
Norma Ruiz addressed the Board regarding a right of use. Norma Ruiz explained Roger Braa Sec. 5 Twn. 16 Rng. 20 divided property adjacent to the Ruiz property and the right of use was recorded on the short plat. Norma continued explaining a portion of the adjacent property has been sold and the new owner, Harold McLaughlin, requested Tom and Norma Ruiz purchase the piping to get water to their property and is requesting they sign an agreement stating any right of use for water delivery will end if either party sells the properties involved. Lengthy discussion followed with the consensus this is a landowner issue and suggested Harold McLaughlin be invited to attend the next KRD Board Meeting.
Returning to the Agenda the minutes of the April 5, 2005 meeting were approved as presented with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously. Don Snowden left the meeting at this time.
Moving to water update Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board the 34% allocation is holding at this time. Ken further apprised the Board Bob Main has been appointed as the new water master. The estimated shut off date is July 10th - 20th based on careful review of past and current operations and total water supply available. Ken presented a request from D.J. Evans, Thorp Fire Department, to use the canal spoils to build a staging area to prevent fire truck from blocking the road. Discussion followed with the consensus the Thorp Fire Department request be approved as presented.
Moving to Maintenance Update Paul Green reported things are running smoothly with minor repairs. Roger Satnik requested approval to pay $12.00 per hour for the temporary water quality employee, Tim Kukes. A motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Larry Bland approved the request as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Roger Satnik presented a KCWP update-explaining comments on the Draft DOE Bacteria TMDL are due today. Barbara Pettit presented inter local agreements from Bull Canal Company, Cascade Irrigation District and Olson Ditch for Board signatures. Mr. Hasbrouck presented update information on the PSE Easement explaining KRD is not included in the condemnation action at this time.
Mr. Hasbrouck apprised the Board the first calculation on the Suncadia water is 141.66-acre feet. Mr. Hasbrouck continued explaining the water will be recalculated every two weeks.
Moving to New Business Mrs. Pettit presented a list of equipment to be junked. A motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Urban Eberhart approved the equipment to be junked as presented. Mrs. Pettit requested approval to surplus a 1969 Chevrolet Pickup, 1989 S-15 Pickup and a 1994 Sonoma Pickup and participate in the City/County Auction. A motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Urban Eberhart approved the surplus of the vehicles presented and participation in the City/County Auction. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Hasbrouck apprised the Board of an incident on the Don Weber property where a KRD dump truck accidentally tore out the overhead power to Don Weber's pump while cleaning the ditch. Mr. Hasbrouck continued explaining Don Weber has agreed to share the cost of Catlin Electric with KRD's portion being $369.14. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Larry Bland authorized paying $369.14 to Catlin Electric. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Hasbrouck presented the Richard Busch Crossing Permit Sec. 29 Twn. 17 Rng. 20. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Brad Haberman approved the Richard Busch Crossing Permit as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Hasbrouck distributed the Corps Regulatory Guidance Letter for review and discussion.
Mrs. Pettit presented the delinquent accounts report. Discussion followed with the recommendation accounts meeting the foreclosure criteria be provided to Legal Counsel for appropriate action.
May 6th River Ops. USBR
May 17th KCWP Board Mtg. KRD
With a motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Ed Wakkuri the Board adjourned to Executive Session at 2:10 p.m. for 10 to discuss Legal Issues with a motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:20 p.m. with a motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
The Directors monthly payroll vouchers were presented for signatures and checks distributed accordingly.
The Summary Vouchers for March expenses Vouchers #25397-25477 & 25733-25802 & 25815 in the sum of $214,755.64 were approved by a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Brad Haberman. The motion passed unanimously.
All Business having been concluded the meeting adjourned.
Jim Schnebly - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary-Manager
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