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Minutes of Regular Meeting
June 2, 2009
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session June 2, 2009. Directors in attendance were Chairman Jim Schnebly, Larry Bland, Urban Eberhart, Paul Weaver and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Janiece Jump, Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Roger Satnik, Kathleen Satnik 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 May 5, 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 the reservoirs capacity is at 99%. Ken apprised the Board there is 12,000 cfs going over Parker and the snowpack remains at 90%.
Ken presented a maintenance update explaining the system is running smooth.
Moving to KCWP Update, Kathleen apprised the Board the water quality could be better explaining the Yakima River is testing at the same water quality. Kathleen attributed the water quality to recent weather and flooding events. Kathleen presented a proposed fencing project for grant funding. Discussion followed with the consensus Kathleen continue working with the landowner on the proposed fending project.
Moving to Bruton Ditch-USBR MOA Ken Hasbrouck distributed the proposed MOA for review and discussion. Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower addressed the Board regarding the Bruton Ditch MOA. Discussion followed with the consensus KRD enter into the Bruton Ditch-USBR MOA.
Moving to FEMA update Ken apprised the Board the flood damage assessments are completed and FEMA personnel are preparing the final reports.
Barbara Pettit distributed the 2008 Annual Report/Financial Statements/Notes and MD&A explaining the report was filed by the required deadline.
Moving to Insurance Update Paul Weaver distributed a comparison of the two proposals from Conover Insurance and Mitchell, Reed Associates, Inc. for the 2009/2010 Auto/Business Insurance for review and discussion. Lengthy discussion followed with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Larry Bland to accept the Mitchell, Reed Associates Inc. proposal for the 2009/2010 Auto/Business Insurance in the sum of $14,772.00 effective 6-04-2009 To 9-01-2009 and $65,592.00 effective 9-01-2009 To 9-01-9-01-2010. The motion passed unanimously.
Barbara Pettit presented updated information on Banking and Investments explaining CD for public funds are limited with interest bearing money market accounts for public funds being offered. Discussion followed with the consensus all funds be withdrawn from the State Investment Pool and investment accounts be opened at Wells Fargo and Bank Of The West.
Moving to New Business the following segregations were presented for pre-approval: DSA Sec.32 Twn.19 Rng.18; Jerry Bement Sec. 16 Twn. 18 Rng. 19 and Markus Menzel Sec. 7 Twn. 17 Rng. 18. A motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland approved the segregations as presented subject to meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented information from the Washington Farm Bureau explaining KRD has been removed from the 2009/2010 Retro Program pending KRD entering into a specific safety program agreement with them. Discussion followed with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Paul Weaver authorizing KRD not participate in the Farm Bureau Retro Program.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a certificate of Record Destruction for review and signatures.
The USBR second half O & M payment in the sum of $121,891.08 was presented for approval. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver approved the payment as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
The USBR CDR payment in the sum of $56,816.62 was presented for approval. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver approved the payment as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
The DOE LID payment in the sum of $8,749.52 was presented for approval. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the DOE LID payment as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Barbara Pettit presented the delinquent accounts report. Discussion followed with the consensus Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower proceed with accounts meeting the foreclosure criteria.
Moving to Other Business Barbara Pettit apprised the Board Medical Insurance and Retirement rates will increase July 1, 2009. Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower addressed the Board regarding the Davis Bacon Act.
With a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Paul Weaver the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 30 minutes at 2: 40 p.m. to discuss legal matters. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Jim Schnebly announced a 15-minute extension at 3:10. The Board returned to Regular Session at 3:25 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
Upcoming Meetings: June 4th River Ops. Yakima
June 26th Joint Board Yakima
June 30th YRBWEP Yakima
The Summary Vouchers for April expenses vouchers 31527-31656 in the sum of $ 164,974.29 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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