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Minutes of Regular Meeting
June 4, 2013
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session June 4, 2013. Directors in attendance were Chairman Paul Weaver, Vice Chairman Larry Bland, Fred Schnebly, Urban Eberhart and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Kevin Eslinger, Keli Bender, Roger Satnik, Kathleen Satnik, Janeice Jump 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 7, 2013 meeting were approved as corrected with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the reservoir status report explaining all reservoirs will reach 100% capacity. Ken Hasbrouck continued explaining storage control is estimated for late June.
Kevin Eslinger presented a maintenance update explaining the rain has limited some projects but crews have been spraying and mowing whenever possible. Kevin continued explaining the Horlick area clean up is going well. Kevin apprised the Board four KRD employees now have their three year Flagger Certification. Kevin continued explaining spring maintenance in Upper County continues with brushing and clearing with plans to mow the South Cle Elum yard and downstream from Mohar Road. Work continues on a North Branch bridge inventory for repairs or removal. Landowners are being notified of the need to maintain their bridges.
Moving to KCWP Kathleen Satnik distributed a water quality chart and apprised
the Board water quality sampling results indicate higher than normal turbidity
in specific areas explaining their may have been mitigating factors including
the huge rain event. Kathleen Satnik explained the KCWP Board is in the process
of adopting a septic policy.
Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower presented updated information on the Taylor Bridge Fire Lawsuit.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on YRBWEP.
Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower requested delinquent accounts be moved to Executive Session.
Barbara Pettit presented the 2012 Annual Report for review explaining the report
was submitted to the Washington State Auditor's Office electronically and Certified
Mail on May 29, 2013.
Moving to New Business Ken Hasbrouck presented the USBR O & M payment in the sum of $129,800.45. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland approved the USBR O & M payment as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the USBR CDR payment in the sum of $55,926.28. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland approved the USBR CDR payment as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a draft Crossing License Resolution for review and discussion. Lengthy discussion followed regarding fees and insurance requirements with the consensus a revised Resolution be presented at the July, 2013 meeting.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the SB 13.8 Pipeline Amendment #2 DOE grant for signature. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved signing the Amendment as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Other Business Ken Hasbrouck presented information from an Investment Broker for review and discussion. Discussion followed with the consensus no changes to the current investment accounts.
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With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred Schnebly the Board moved
to Executive Session at 2:05 p.m. for 10 minutes to discuss Delinquent Accounts
and Aquavella Water Rights Adjudication. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman
Paul Weaver announced a 10 minute extension at 2:15 p.m. The Board returned
to Regular Session at 2:25 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by
Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for April, 2013 expenses vouchers #37094-37189 & 9900274-9900285 in the sum of $283,230.31 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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