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Minutes of Regular Meeting
June 3, 2008
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session May 6, 2008. Directors in attendance were Chairman Urban Eberhart, Larry Bland, Jim Schnebly, Ed Wakkuri and Paul Weaver. Also in attendance were Janeice Jump, David LaRiviere and Traci Sullivan of Conover Insurance, Bryan Johnson and Mark Eylar, Kittitas County Noxious Weed Board, Lisa Carter, Kathleen Satnik, Paul Green, Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Keli Bender 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 6, 2008 meeting were approved as amended with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
Deviating from the Agenda to Kittitas County Noxious Weed Board Bryan Johnson and Mark Eylar addressed the Board regarding noxious weed issues on the far side of the KRD ditches. Ken Hasbrouck explained emails are distributed to applicable KRD employees and expressed concerns regarding spraying chemicals across ditches with running water. Lengthy discussion followed with the consensus Kittitas County Noxious Weed Board and KRD should work toward establishing a cooperative arrangement and come up with a program that is acceptable and addressing the problem areas. Mark and Bryan left the meeting at this time.
David LaRiviere, Conover Insurance, presented the insurance proposal for 2008-2009. David explained we are currently with Rural Special Districts Program writing only water districts with an A+ rating. David discussed the current and proposed coverage explaining the insurance rates are trending down which is reflected in the current proposal. Discussion followed with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland approving the Conover Insurance proposal for 2008-2009. The motion passed with Paul Weaver abstaining. David and Traci left the meeting at this time.
Returning to the Agenda Ken Hasbrouck distributed the reservoir status report explaining reservoir capacity has increased to almost 90% with continued increase in inflows and snowpack at 194% of normal.
Paul Green presented a maintenance update explaining work at the Lund property appears to have helped.
Moving to KCWP Update, Kathleen Satnik presented 2008 information on the turbidity of creeks and irrigation tailend spills. The Inter Local Agreement with Cascade Irrigation District was presented for signatures.
Moving to land reclassification policy the updated reclassification policy was presented for review and discussion. Lengthy discussion followed with the recommendation the land reclassification policy continues to be a work in progress and will be updated when necessary.
Moving to Manastash Update, Ken Hasbrouck presented updated information from
the Manastash consolidation-screening project following the site review.
Moving to New Business the following segregations were presented for pre-approval subject to meeting the general guideline: William D. Schmidt Sec. 32 Twn. 18 Rng. 19; Sun Country Golf Sec. 36 Twn. 20 Rng. 14; Harry Whitiker Sec.34; Twn. 19 Rng.18 and Paul Weaver Sec. 34 Twn. 19 Rng. 18. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland approved the segregations as presented subject to meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed with Paul Weaver abstaining.
Barbara Pettit presented the DOE LID payment for KRD $4,130.68, Glover $2,478.39,
Mahre $3,199.17 and Tozer $1,419.43 for a total of $11,227.67. The DOE LID payment
was approved as presented with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry
Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a Turnout Permit for Clint Dunn Sec. 33 Twn. 20 Rng. 15. Discussion followed with the recommendation Clint Dunn be contacted regarding alternative possibilities.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the USBR CDR payment in the sum of $56,816.52. A motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland approved the USBR CDR payment as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Barbara Pettit presented a draft Kittitas County/KRD Interlocal Agreement. Discussion followed with the recommendation Kittitas County be requested to prepare an Interlocal Agreement for KRD review.
Barbara Pettit presented an updated list of delinquent accounts meeting the foreclosure criteria. Discussion followed with the recommendation Legal Counsel continue the collection process.
Upcoming Meetings: June5th River Ops Yakima
June 9th Wallace Yakima
June 27th Joint Board Yakima
Ken Hasbrouck presented the amended Leave Transfer Policy for review and signatures.
LEAVE TRANSFER POLICY
1. Has major medical needs requiring time off; Dr. slip required, and;
2. Transfer of hours is approved by the Kittitas Reclamation District Board of Directors on an individual basis, and;
3. 3 months from date of leave transfer, unused hours revert back to the donor.
Moving to Other Business Chairman Urban Eberhart announced retired Commissioner of Reclamation John Keys was killed in a single engine airplane accident in Arizona.
With a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Paul Weaver the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 30 minutes at 2:28 p.m. to discuss legal matters. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Urban Eberhart announced a 5 minute extension at 2:58 p.m. The Board returned to Regular Session at 3:03 p.m. with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for April expenses Vouchers 30098-30224 in the sum of $184,725.69 were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. 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.
Urban Eberhart - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary-Manager
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