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Minutes of Regular Meeting
May 5, 2015
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session May 5, 2015. Directors in attendance were Chairman Ed Wakkuri, Vice Chairman Fred Schnebly, Urban Eberhart, Larry Bland and Paul Weaver. Also in attendance were Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower, Kevin Eslinger, Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Keli Bender, Bob Main, Roger Satnik, Mark Hansen, Gary Diefenbach, Barbara Diefencach, Janeice Jump and Anna Lael.
The Agenda was approved as presented with the addition of Executive Session with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
Anna Lael, Kittitas County Conservation District, presented information on
an emergency drought declaration by the Kittitas County Commissioners and the
effect on drought funding. Anna stated the KCCD will be the lead agency for
the Kittitas County drought effort and requested input regarding proposed KRD
projects to include in the proposal being sent to DOE. Anna left the meeting
at this time.
The minutes of the March 3, 2015 meeting were approved by a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the USBR reservoir status report explaining the 2015 water allocation has be decreased to 47%. Ken Hasbrouck continued explaining discussions with the USBR indicate the allocation could decrease further. Lengthy discussion followed with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Paul Weaver adjusting the 2015 water allotment to .90 cubic feet per second per irrigable acre. The motion passed unanimously.
Kevin Eslinger apprised the Board maintenance has been busy with priming and
running water. Kevin further apprised the Board work is scheduled to begin installation
of the four siphons in the Upper County to supplement flows in Big Creek, Little
Creek, Spexarth Creek and Tillman Creek. Tucker Creek will be supplemented through
the drain valve currently on the Tucker Creek Siphon. The KRD will convey and
deliver Department of Ecology owned water to all five locations.
Moving to KCWP Roger Satnik apprised the Board comments on the 303D were submitted to Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower for review.
Moving to delinquent accounts Barbara Pettit presented the preliminary list of delinquent accounts meeting the foreclosure criteria for review and discussion. An updated list will be presented at the June Board Meeting.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on the Integrated Plan.
Moving to New Business Barbara Pettit presented the 2014 draft MD&A, Financial Statements, Notes to Financial Statement and Schedules for review and discussion explaining the final 2014 report will be submitted to the State Auditor's Office by the due date.
Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board KRD will be submitting $598.0l for membership in the Retro Safety Program.
Continuing under Other Business Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board he met with an investment salesman regarding Government Bonds.
Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower apprised the Board Kittitas County is beginning their Wilson, Naneum and Cherry Creek assessment. Ken apprised the Board Roger Satnik will participate on the technical committee on behalf of the KRD.
With a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Fred Schnebly the Board moved
to Executive Session at 1:52 p.m. for 30 minutes to discuss ongoing Aquavella
Water Rights Litigation and related matters. The motion passed unanimously.
The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:22 with a motion from Paul Weaver
and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously. The Board adjourned
to Executive Session at 2:25 for 30 minutes to discuss personnel RCW 42-30-110-1G.
The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Ed Wakkuri announced a 20 minute extension
at 2:55. The Board returned to Regular Session at 3:15 with a motion from Larry
Bland and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
Upcoming Meetings: May 4th River Ops. Yakima
May 6th Easton Safety Review
May 29th Joint Board Yakima
The Summary Vouchers for March, 2015 expenses vouchers # 39076-39171 & 9900651-9900664 in the sum of $282,425.15 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.
Ed Wakkuri - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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