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Minutes of Regular Meeting
June 1, 2010
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session June 1, 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, Kathleen Satnik, Janeice Jump, Jim Gibbons, Phil Riche, Anne Watanabe, Curtis Headrick 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 May 11, 2010 meeting were approved with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Deviating from the Agenda Anne Watanabe presented a proposal for Cascade Land to transport 5.97 acre feet of non project water, which would go through the DOE transfer process, for construction use by the wind farms. Anne continued explaining there are three locations on the KRD canal they would propose for pumping. Anne explained there may be financial benefits to the KRD for transporting the proposed water. Anne Watanabe and Curtis Headrick Headrick left the meeting at this time.
Moving to Insurance Update Jim Gibbons and Phil Riche with Mitchell Reed presented updated information on the Cities Insurance Association of Washington explaining the program has always been solid, and the relatively small financial concerns have been addressed. Jim Gibbons and Phil Riche left the meeting at this time.
Returning to the Agenda, Ken presented various scenarios based on the USBR likely increase in entitlement because of the increased precipitation. Discussion followed with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Jim Schnebly increasing the water allotment to 1.85 cfs per irrigable acre. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to maintenance update Paul Green apprised the Board the polyurea application on the Upper Straight Wall and Main Canal is looking good.
Moving to KCWP Update, Kathleen Satnik distributed the final contract on the
BMP Projects with Mid Columbia Fisheries and DOE meeting the criteria to satisfy
the grant requirements. Kathleen Satnik apprised the Board DOE will issue their
approval when the grant agreement is written. Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower apprised
the Board he has reviewed the contract. Discussion followed with a motion from
Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri authorizing Ken Hasbrouck sign the contract
with DOE and Mid Columbia Fisheries. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented information on a request for inclusion and exclusion involving a land exchange by a KRD landowner. Ken continued explaining he will view the proposal.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information from YRBWEP III explaining the meeting was cancelled. Urban apprised the Board he presented information to Leadership Ellensburg.
Moving to New Business Ken Hasbrouck presented the following segregations for Mack Wilson Sec. 29 Twn. 18 Rng. 17; Rietta Harding Sec. 31 Twn. 18 Rng. 20; Richard Busch Sec. 29 Twn. 17 Rng. 20; David Longbine Sec. 15 Twn. 16 Rng. 20. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the segregations as presented subject to meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed unanimously. Legal Counsel presented an update on the Whitewater Plat.
Ken Hasbrouck requested approval for the payment of the DOE LID payment in the sum of $7,329.85. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Larry Bland approved the DOE LID payment in the sum of $7,329.85. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to delinquent accounts Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower apprised the Board collection of delinquent accounts meeting the foreclosure criteria is continuing.
Ken Hasbrouck requested approval for the payment of the USBR CDR payment in the sum of $56,816.52 and the USBR O & M payment in the sum of $195,782.97. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the USBR O & M and CDR payments as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Other Business Barbara Pettit distributed copies of the 2009 Annual Report as filed. Barbara continued explaining the 2009 Annual Report was filed electronically and by certified mail before the May 30th deadline.
Upcoming Meetings: June 7th TWSA Yakima
June 22nd Wallace Ranch Mtg KRD
June 23rd YRBWEPIII Yakima
June 26th Joint Board Yakima
With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 30 minutes at 2:15 p.m. to discuss Legal Matters. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:45 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Urban Eberhart. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for April expenses vouchers 33031-3317 & 3319-33150 in the sum of $268,509.53 were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri 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.
Paul Weaver - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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