Minutes of Regular Meeting
June 3, 2003
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session on June 3, 2003. Directors in attendance were Chairman Brad Haberman, Vice Chairman Urban Eberhart, Jim Schnebly, Ed Wakkuri and Larry Bland. Also in attendance were Janeice Jump, Ben George, Jack Carpenter, Barbara Pettit and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.
A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland approved the Agenda with the addition of Executive Session. The motion passed unanimously.
The Minutes of the May 6, 2003 meeting were approved as presented with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented a water update explaining the next TWSA meeting is scheduled for June 6, 2003. Mr. Carpenter further explained John Steigleder retired and Jeff Nestegaard has been moved to heavy equipment operator and the maintenance position is being advertised.
Moving to KCWP Update Jim Schnebly addressed the Board explaining an Indian Nation employee has been accessing Cascade Irrigation District canals for gathering water quality information. The KCWP Board suggested each entity discuss a broad agreement for Indian Nation access with their respective boards. Cascade Irrigation District suggested notice be given for permission to access and share all raw data gathered and the final report for Kittitas County. Discussion followed with the consensus all Kittitas County entities work together on a broad agreement response. Jim Schnebly further explained DOE has requested KCWP manage the turbidity program information. Discussion will continue on the DOE request for turbidity program information management. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the Washington State Legislation allowing KCWP to form as a Joint Board of Control has been signed.
Mr. Carpenter requested approval for payment to Picatti Bros. In the sum of $19,369.41 for the 16" silent check valve replacement and the 20" gate valve replacement at the Wippel Pumping Plant. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved payment to Picatti Bros. in the sum of $19,369.41. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to New Business Mr. Carpenter presented the following segregations for pre-approval subject to meeting the general guidelines: Michael Schrader Sec. 35 Twn. 20 Rng. 15. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland approved the Michael Schrader segregation
Subject to meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board KRD was notified Pacific Northwest Bank has been purchased by Wells Fargo.
Mr. Carpenter presented the first half USBR Construction Debt Retirement in the sum of $56,892.78 for payment. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland authorized the USBR Construct Debt Retirement payment as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented the second half USBR O & M payment in the sum of $86,241.87 for payment. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Urban Eberhart approved the USBR O & M payment as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented the Keechelus Dam payment in the sum of $184,240.00 for payment. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the Keechelus Dam payment as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented approval for membership and yearly dues for Barbara Pettit in the Washington State Finance Officers Association. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Jim Schnebly approved KRD paying the yearly membership dues for Barbara Pettit in the Washington State Finance Officers Association. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented a letter of concern from Larry and Shane Rhoden regarding KRD access control gates explaining he is not an assessed landowner in the Kittitas Reclamation District. Mr. Carpenter presented a draft letter of response to Larry and Shane Rhoden for review and comments. Discussion followed with the consensus the letter of response be sent to Larry and Shane Rhoden.
Mr. Carpenter presented a Crossing Agreement from Brent and Mary Minor Sec. 8 Twn. 18 Rng. 19. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland approved the Brent and Mary Minor Crossing Agreement as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board Barbara Pettit has prepared and submitted the Annual Report to the State Auditors Office for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2002.
June 5th Water Marketing Seminar
June 6th TWSA Meeting USBR Yakima
June 14th John Steigleder
June 16th Water Transfer/Water BankingW ork Group USBR Yakima
June 17th WSWRA Sunnyside
June 21st USBR Dive Team Easton
June 23rd County Planning: Roads County
June 27th Joint Board Yakima
Moving to Other Business Urban Eberhart presented information on the Proposed Kittitas County Road and Utility Standards explaining he stated the KRD and other irrigation entities in Kittitas County would like time to review and comment on the proposed standards as they relate to irrigation. Mr. Eberhart further explained he felt the main focus for review and comment should be on the utilities section and the way it is drawn up regarding right-of-ways. The storm water runoff section is also of concern and should be reviewed. Mr. Eberhart stated he felt the proposal is too comprehensive and is going beyond what the initial intent of the Kittitas County Commissioners were which was to simplify the standards and make safe emergency access to parcels of land.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board LeMoyne Henderson passed away Sunday from an accidental drowning with services scheduled for Thursday, June 5th.
Deviating to Old Business Carol Ready apprised the Board 50 turbidity tubes were purchased from Australia and are being distributed to Kittitas Valley Landowners. Carol discussed the Legislation allowing Kittitas County Water Purveyor to form as a Board of Joint Control explaining the language as passed is for private entities to have less than 50% of the total votes of the Board. Carol explained she will be preparing cost estimates for KCWP to become independent of KRD. Carol apprised the Board Kathleen requested information from DOE on KCWP becoming an accredited water-testing lab for turbidity, TSS and possibly bacteria. Carol explained a DOE representative assessed the current location and suggested how an accredited water-testing lab could be established. The suggested renovations may be allowable under a current grant or other funds may be available. Additional information will be presented at a later date.
Dave Winckler, Washington Farm Bureau Marketing Specialist addressed the Board regarding the Farm Bureau Retro/Safety Program. Discussion followed with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Jim Schnebly authorizing KRD joining the Farm Bureau and participating in the Farm Bureau Retro/Safety Program at a cost of $75.00 Farm Bureau membership fee and a 1% Retro/Safety Program fee of $265.27 for a total cost of $340.27. The motion passed unanimously. Dave Winckler left the meeting at this time.
The Board adjourned to Executive Session for 5 minutes to discuss Legal Issues at 2:10 p.m. with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:15 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkurri and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
The Directors monthly payroll vouchers were presented for signatures and checks distributed accordingly.
The Summary Vouchers for April expenses Vouchers #22196 & 22197 & 22459-22589 in the sum of $134,686.81 were presented for approval. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the Summary Vouchers as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
All Business having been concluded the meeting adjourned.
Bradley W. Haberman Chairman
Jack W. Carpenter Secretary-Manager
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