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Minutes of Regular Meeting
May 11, 2010
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session May 11, 2010. Directors in attendance were Chairman Paul Weaver, Larry Bland, Jim Schnebly, Urban Eberhart and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Keli Bender, Roger Satnik, Kathleen Satnik, Janeice Jump, 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 April 13, 2010 meeting were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the reservoir system status report. Ken Hasbrouck continued explaining the USBR increased the KRD entitlement to 78% at the May 6th TWSA Meeting. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board the increase in the percentage of entitlement is not enough to change the current allotment of 1.65 cfs per irrigable acre to KRD landowners.
Moving to maintenance update Ken apprised the Board water was started on April 20th and the weather has kept crews busy removing weeds and debris. Ken Hasbrouck further apprised the Board contracted work for application of polyurea has been completed by Duncan and Busch and USBR crews on the Main Canal and Upper Straight Wall. Discussion followed.
Moving to KCWP Update, Kathleen Satnik distributed water quality data from the first water quality sampling in 2010. Kathleen Satnik apprised the Board she is continuing work on BMP Projects with agencies meeting the criteria to satisfy the grant requirements. Kathleen Satnik distributed the draft contract for review and discussion and requested comments in the next two weeks with presentation of the final draft at the June 1st Board Meeting.
Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board the Bruton Pipeline Project is functioning well.
Ken Hasbrouck presented updated information on the Inclusion-Exclusion of KRD lands. Lengthy discussion followed with the consensus the Inclusion-Exclusion Policy is a work in progress.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information from YRBWEP III explaining that
the next meeting is scheduled for May 20th.
Moving to Insurance Update Ken Hasbrouck distributed a letter from Jim Gibbons, Mitchell Reed, requesting being placed on the June agenda. Discussion followed regarding the 2010-2011 insurance with the consensus insurance proposals for the 2010-2011 will be accepted from all interested Insurance Agencies.
Moving to New Business Ken Hasbrouck presented the Whitewater Plat Sec. 1 Twn. 19 Rng. 15. Legal Counsel apprised the Board Kittitas County has set a hearing for May 27th. Legal Counsel will submit the KRD comment letter for the May 27th hearing.
Ken Hasbrouck requested approval for the purchase of a ¾ ton 4-wheel drive truck through State Purchasing. Discussion followed with the consensus a ¾ ton 4-wheel drive be purchased through State Purchasing.
Moving to Horizon Wind Energy, Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board Horizon Wind Energy has asked if KRD would like to retain the right-of-way on the Hayward Hill property they purchased. Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower prepared a letter of understanding with Horizon Wind Energy. Discussion followed with the consensus KRD sign the letter of understanding with Horizon Wind Energy.
Moving to delinquent accounts Barbara Pettit apprised the Board delinquent accounts meeting the foreclosure criteria will be provided to Legal Counsel.
Barbara Pettit distributed 2007-2009 copies of the Audit Report. Barbara Pettit distributed copies of the draft 2009 Annual Report for review and discussion and requested comments no later than May 21st explaining the report must be submitted by May 30th.
Moving to investment rates Barbara Pettit presented updated banking information and distributed current investment rates.
Moving to Other Business Barbara Pettit presented information on computer updates. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board a public disclosure request has been received. Discussion followed with Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower suggesting KRD update the KRD public disclosure request.
Upcoming Meetings: May 6th TWSA Yakima
May 20th YRBWEP III Yakima
May 21st Joint Board Yakima
With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 30 minutes at 2:23 p.m. to discuss Aquavella and pending litigation. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Paul Weaver announced a 5 minute extension at 2:53 p.m. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:58 p.m. with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Urban Eberhart. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for March expenses vouchers 32873-33030 in the sum of $252,522.93 were approved with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. 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.
Paul Weaver - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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