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Minutes of Regular Meeting
June 3, 2014
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session June 3, 2014. Directors in attendance were Chairman Larry Bland, Vice Chairman Ed Wakkuri, Paul Weaver, Urban Eberhart and Fred Schnebly. Also in attendance were Kevin Eslinger, Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Roger Satnik, Kathleen Satnik, Janeice Jump, Alex Cooley 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 Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the May 6, 2014 meeting were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to water update Ken Hasbrouck distributed a system status report explaining the reservoirs are full and KRD is currently running 945 CFS.
Kevin Eslinger presented a maintenance update explaining the SB 13.8 project is completed with the exception of the covers for air release units. Kevin Eslinger apprised the Board clean up continues of the fire damaged wood. KRD crews are pressure washing the steel pipe in preparation for painting.
Moving to KCWP Kathleen Satnik presented water quality data for all the ampling sites this year explaining the water quality looks good. Discussion followed.
Barbara Pettit presented the delinquent accounts and requested the month of June to work on collections of those accounts meeting the foreclosure criteria before they are referred to Legal Counsel. Discussion followed with the consensus the delinquent accounts meeting the foreclosure criteria be presented at the July, 2014 Board Meeting.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on the Integrated Plan.
Moving to New Business the Records Destruction for 2003 was presented for approval and signatures. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred Schnebly approved the Records Destruction for 2003 as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the USBR second half O & M payment in the sum of $76,300.16. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred Schnebly approved the USBR O & M payment as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the first half USBR CDR Payment in the sum of $55,455.03. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver approved the USBR CDR payment as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a Local Government Investment Pool Resolution for approval and signatures. A motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the LGIP Resolution as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to the USBR Marijuana Policy Ken Hasbrouck distributed a summary from the USBR setting the Marijuana Policy. Discussion followed with the recommendation Legal Counsel review the USBR Marijuana Policy and prepare a draft policy for KRD review at the July meeting.
Moving to Other Business Ken apprised the Board CH2MHILL will be presenting information on rehab of the Yakima Pressure Tunnel. Ken Hasbrouck further apprised the Board of a 30 foot right-of-way and a new landowner is interested in purchasing the right-of-way. Discussion followed with the recommendation KRD retain ownership.
Barbara Pettit apprised the Board the 2013 Annual Report was filed by the May 31st deadline. Barbara Pettit continued explaining the Medical Insurance rates decreased effective July 1, 2014. Barbara Pettit presented information from WFOA regarding U.S. Bank named as the bank for the State of Washington and the focus of future audits by the State Auditor's Office.
Kevin Eslinger presented information from Charles McElevey Sec, 13 Twn. 17
Rng. 17 on damages he claims KRD is responsible for. Discussion followed
With the consensus Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower write a letter.
Alex Cooley addressed the Board regarding the use of KRD water on marijuana in the Kittitas Reclamation District. The Board advised Alex Cooley he would need to discuss his concerns regarding the marijuana policy with the USBR. Alex Cooley left at this time.
With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred Schnebly the Board moved to Executive Session at 1:43 p.m. for 15 minutes to discuss pending litigation and water rights. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Larry Bland announced a 10 minute extension at 1:58 p.m. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:08 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
Upcoming Meetings: June 5th River Ops. Yakima
June 27th Joint Board
The Summary Vouchers for May, 2014 expenses vouchers #38144-38231 & 9900451-9900461 the sum of $344,418.16 were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred Schnebly. 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.
Larry Bland - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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