Office of Secretary
Minutes of Regular Meeting
June 1, 2004

The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session June 1, 2004. Directors in attendance were Chairman Urban Eberhart, Vice Chairman Jim Schnebly, Larry Bland, Ed Wakkuri and Brad Haberman. Also in attendance were Ben George, Janeice Jump, Roger Satnik, Kathleen Satnik, Paul Green, Barbara Pettit, Jack Carpenter and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.

A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the agenda with the addition of an executive session. The motion passed unanimously.

Deviating to New Business Linda Henderson addressed the Board regarding their delinquent account explaining they are refinancing the property and requested a 15 day extension for payment of all delinquent assessments. Linda presented a letter from their lender regarding the refinance. A motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Larry Bland authorized a 15 day extension for payment of all delinquent assessments. The motion passed unanimously.

Returning to the agenda a motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the minutes of the May 4, 2004 meeting as presented. The motion passed unanimously.

Moving to Water Update Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board Ken Hasbrouck is not here as he slipped on the ditch bank and injured his knee. Mr. Carpenter presented the water update explaining the USBR data indicates May precipitation was 118% of normal with no change to the District’s 70% proration at this time. Mr. Carpenter discussed the Lamb water explaining because there was no declaration of drought KRD cannot use the April and May Lamb water. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Brad Haberman authorized payment of the Mill Ditch O & M fees on the Lamb water. The motion passed unanimously.

Moving to Maintenance Update Paul Green expressed concerns regarding KRD right-of-ways and easements and new or increased seepage caused by construction. Discussion followed with the consensus a letter be sent to the Kittitas County Building Department regarding new or increased construction seepage impact to KRD right-of-ways and easements.

Continuing under Old Business Kathleen Satnik presented a KCWP Update explaining the DOE 319 Grant proposal she submitted received number one state ranking and will be the first to receive funding if money is available. Kathleen apprised the Board she hosted a tour for DOE personnel last week. Kathleen apprised the Board the 319 interim report has been submitted and met with their approval. Kathleen requested approval for the continued employment of Karen Olsen for involvement in the CIDMP process. Discussion followed with the consensus the request be considered in conjunction with the CIDMP Process. Mr. Carpenter presented the Cascade Irrigation District Inter Local Agreement for signatures.

Jack Carpenter presented a Manastash Creek Update explaining there will no longer be a relationship with KRD because a consolidated diversion plan has been dropped. Manastash Creek water users will go back to their original points of delivery with screening and passage on each one of those.

Mr. Carpenter presented an update on the USBR Overhead/Indirect rate explaining a meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. June 17th with USBR personnel at the KRD Office.

Mr. Carpenter distributed the USBR request for a County Ordinance to deal with public safety issues related to the 1146 Spillway for review and comments.

Mr. Carpenter requested approval for surplus and sale of 1985 GMC Ton and a 1997 Sonoma at the Kittitas County Surplus Auction. A motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Larry Bland approved the request for surplus and sale of the 1985 GMC and 1997 Sonoma. The motion passed unanimously.

Moving to New Business Mr. Carpenter presented the Keechelus Dam Payment requested in the sum of $92,229.00. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Brad Haberman approved the Keechelus Dam Payment as presented. The motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Carpenter presented the USBR O & M Payment request in the sum of $175,232.61. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the USBR O & M Payment as presented. The motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Carpenter presented the USBR CDR payment request in the sum of $56,892.78. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the CDR Payment as presented. The motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Carpenter presented the Kevin Kjorsvik segregation Sec. 30 Twn. 18 Rng. 19 for approval subject to meeting the subdivision guidelines. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland approved the Kevin Kjorsvik segregation subject to meeting the subdivision guidelines. The motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Carpenter presented the Randy Bass Crossing Permit Sec. 14 Twn. 17 Rng. 20. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Brad Haberman approved the Randy Bass Crossing Permit as presented. The motion passed unanimously.

Mrs. Pettit presented the 2004-2005 Liability Insurance Proposal from Conover Insurance explaining the insurance proposal includes quotes from C.N.A. and Rural Special District. Mrs. Pettit explained the Rural Special District has an A+15 rating and is offering a broader coverage with a lower premium. Mrs. Pettit apprised the Board and Ben George that the Rural Special District would require Taneum Canal Co. be moved from the KRD polity to to their own policy. Discussion followed with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Brad Haberman to authorize insurance coverage through Rural Special District. The motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Carpenter presented KRD equipment rental rates explaining Ron Jarmin has compared the KRD rates to construction rates and found them to be comparable. A motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the KRD equipment rental rates as presented. The motion passed unanimously.

Upcoming Meetings:

June 1st County Road Standards KC County

June 3rd Post 1905 Motion USBR

June 4th CAG USBR

June7th TWSA USBR

June 9th CIDMP PUD

June 14th KC County Planning KC County

June 15th-16th Yakima Basin Science & CWU

Management Conf.

June 16th WSWRA Sunnyside

June 17th USBR Indirect Rate KRD

June 25th Joint Board Yakima

June 28th County Planning- KC County

Subdivisions

Moving to Other Business Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board a CD at Sterling Savings matures on June 14th and requested guidance. Discussion followed with the consensus it be invested for 30 days unless there is a significant difference in rates. Mrs. Pettit distributed the 2003 Annual Report explaining it was filed with the State Auditor’s Office May 24th.

The Board adjourned to Executive Session at 2:15 p.m. for 15 minutes to discuss Post 1905 curtailment order and USBR Project water return flow test case with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Brad Haberman. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:30 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.

The Director’s monthly payroll vouchers were presented for signatures and checks distributed accordingly.

The Summary Vouchers for April expenses Vouchers #24004-24092 & 24094-24129 in the sum of $129,106.79 were presented for approval. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Brad Haberman approved the Summary Vouchers as presented. The motion passed unanimously.

All Business having been concluded the meeting adjourned.

Urban B. Eberhart – Chairman
Jack W. Carpenter – Secretary-Manager

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