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Minutes of Regular Meeting
May 3, 2011
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session May 3, 2011. Directors in attendance were Chairman Larry Bland, Jim Schnebly, Paul Weaver, Urban Eberhart and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Keli Bender, Ken Hasbrouck, Roger Satnik, Janiece Jump, Jim Gibbons, Paul Green and Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower.
The agenda was approved as presented with the addition of Executive Session with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Deviating from the Agenda Jim Gibbons addressed the Board regarding the renewal for the District liability insurance. Jim Gibbons explained he has started marketing of the insurance and has been notified Rural Special Districts Insurance will no longer insure irrigation districts. Discussion followed. Jim Gibbons left the meeting at this time.
Returning to the agenda the minutes of the April 5, 2011 meeting were approved with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Jim Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the reservoir system status report explaining the snotel sites report 117% of normal. Ken Hasbrouck reported KRD is currently running 830 CFS which is around normal for this time of year.
Paul Green apprised the Board there were weeds causing problems on the south branch resulting from the wind. Ken Hasbrouck explaining the crack sealing application is 90% complete on the lower straight wall. Ken presented pictures of the repairs on Morrison Siphon explaining the repairs were completed prior to water delivery in April.
Moving to KCWP Update, Roger Satnik apprised the Board explaining tomorrow will be the third water quality sampling this irrigation season.
Ken Hasbrouck presented updated information on Manastash Creek requiring a hydraulic permit to prevent Manastash waters from entering KRD lateral 13.8. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board he talked with Jack Wheatley regarding the possibility of negotiating a new contract with Taneum Canal.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on the Upper County DWRP.
Moving to New Business Ken Hasbrouck presented the following segregations for pre-approval subject to meeting the general guidelines: Sharon Leishman Sec. 9 & 10; Twn. 18; Rng. 17 and John Wheatley Jr. Sec. 9; Twn. 18; Rng. 17. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Jim Schnebly approved the segregations as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
The 2010 Annual Financial Report, including Financial Statements, Notes to Financial Statements and Management Discussion and Analysis to the State Auditor's Office, was presented for review.
Ken Hasbrouck requested approval for payment of $47,749.25 for the purchase of three Ford F150 trucks. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver approved the payment as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Other Business Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower presented information on FERC applications explaining KRD will be notified anytime an application has been filed on KRD facilities.
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With a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Jim Schnebly the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 20 minutes at 1:25 p.m. to discuss Aquavella and Water Rights. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Larry Bland announced a 10 minute extension at 1:45 p.m. The Board returned to Regular Session at 1:55 p.m. with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for March expenses vouchers 34313-34462 & 34465 and 9900037-900040 the sum $275,184.96 were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. 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.
Larry Bland - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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