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Minutes of Regular Meeting
May 5, 2009
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session May 5, 2009. Directors in attendance were Chairman Jim Schnebly, Larry Bland, Urban Eberhart, Paul Weaver and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Paul Green 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 Paul Weaver.The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the April 7, 2009 meeting were approved with a motion from Larry
Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the USBR reservoir status report explaining all lakes should fill this month. Discussion followed regarding the increase in the 2009 water allotment to KRD landowners.
Paul Green presented a maintenance update explaining the system is up and running.
Moving to KCWP Update, Ken apprised the Board Kathleen is sampling for water quality today.
Moving to Bruton Ditch-USBR MOA Ken Hasbrouck distributed information for review and comments. Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower addressed the Board regarding the Bruton Ditch MOA. Lengthy discussion followed with Ken requesting comments be submitted to him as soon as possible.
Moving to flood damage update Ken apprised the Board the majority of the flood damage assessments are completed and FEMA personnel are preparing the projects. Barb Pettit apprised the Board FEMA is a 75%-25% reimbursement and the state will reimburse 12.5%.
Moving to New Business no segregations were presented for pre-approval.
Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board two insurance proposals for the 2009/2010 Auto/Business Insurance were received. Discussion followed with the consensus an independent insurance consultant be hired to work with Paul Weaver in preparing a comparison of the policies. The insurance comparison will be presented at the June 2, 2009 meeting.
Barbara Pettit distributed the 2008 Annual Report/Financial Statements/Notes and MD&A for review and comments explaining the May 30, 2009 is the required filing date. Barbara requested comments submitted no later than May 18, 2009.
Ken Hasbrouck presented information on the YRBWEP 2009 Work Group. Lengthy discussion followed with Urban Eberhart appointed to represent KRD.
Ken Hasbrouck presented information from the Cle Elum Dam Fish Passage meeting. Discussion followed with the consensus Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower will draft a letter to be presented for review and discussion.
A letter to Kittitas County appointing the Secretary-Manager as Designated Agent for Kittitas Reclamation District was presented for signatures.
Barbara Pettit presented delinquent accounts report explaining we are still receiving payments postmarked April 30th. An updated delinquent account report will be presented at the June 2, 2009 meeting for those accounts meeting the foreclosure criteria.
Moving to Other Business Barbara Pettit presented information on investments explaining there are a limited number of local banks accepting public funds with limited public fund CD's being quoted at this time. Discussion followed with the consensus the investment at the State Pool be reduced and moved to U.S. Bank pending other investment options.
With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 20 minutes at11: 50 a.m. to discuss legal matters. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 12:10 p.m. with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Upcoming Meetings: May 4th WTWG Yakima
May 7th River Ops. Yakima
May 20th WSWRA
May 29th Joint Board Yakima
The Summary Vouchers for March expenses vouchers 31384-31526 in the sum of $526,310.06 were approved by a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland. 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.
Jim Schnebly - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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