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Minutes of Regular Meeting
June 7, 2005
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session on June 7, 2005. Directors in attendance were Chairman Jim Schnebly, Vice Chairman Larry Bland, Urban Eberhart, Brad Haberman and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Paul Green, Roger Satnik, Kathleen Satnik, Bob Main, Janeice Jump, Ben George, Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.
A motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the Agenda as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the May 10, 2005 meeting were approved as presented with a motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to water update Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board there is no change in the 38% allotment from the USBR. Bob Main apprised the Board at the current usage rate the estimated turn off would be August 1st. Discussion followed with the consensus updated information from the USBR will be reviewed at the July meeting. Ken apprised the Board the next USBR TWSA meeting is scheduled for July 6th. Discussion followed with the consensus the July meeting be set for July 12th to allow for review of updated information and establish a shutoff date.
Paul Green presented a maintenance update explaining the excavator undercarriage
is in need of work and recommended budgeting for the purchase of a new machine.
Paul continued explaining the green utility trailer was stolen from the KRD
equipment lot in back of the KRD shop. Discussion followed with the theft be
filed with the insurance company.
Paul apprised the Board 200 feet of the Bull Pipeline was replaced and is operational.
Kathleen Satnik apprised the Board the 2003-2004 DOE/KCWP grant has been finalized. Kathleen continued explaining a turbidity logger was lost during the last rain event. Kathleen distributed a water quality graph showing turbidity from the different sites with a comparison to the target for 2006. Kathleen apprised the Board Brenda Nass has been volunteering to assist with water quality and requested authorization to hire her part time at $9.00 per hour to assist with water quality when she and Karen are not available. Discussion followed with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri authorizing hiring Brenda Nass on a part time basis for $9.00 per hour with the stipulation the hours be limited to no more than 69 hours per month. The motion passed unanimously. The Packwood Inter Local Agreement was presented for signatures. Kathleen apprised the Board the KCWP Board meeting is scheduled for July 19th.
Resolution 2005-5 authorizing Keli Bender as authorized signer on the checking account was presented. A motion from Brad Haberman and Larry Bland approved Resolution 2005-5 as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Roger Satnik presented information on Department of Ecology drought funding explaining KRD has been offered $335,000. For approved projects and must be expended by the end of the 2005 irrigation season. Discussion followed with the recommendation Dick Haapala be contacted to review and prepare a cost estimate for replacement of the pump ditch flume. Roger Satnik apprised the Board there are additional projects that would meet the DOE criteria.
Moving to New Business the Hazel Harris Sec. 35 Twn. 20 Rng. 15, Stinnette Short Plat Sec. 4 Twn. 18 Rng.18, Boddy Short Plat Sec. 20 Twn. 18 Rng.19, Oehlerich Short Plat Sec. 31 Twn. 18 Rng. 20, Richard Busch Sec. 29 Twn. 17 Rng. 20, and Frank Raglund Sec. 4&5 Twn. 18 Rng. 17 land divisions were presented for approval subject to meeting the general guidelines. Discussion followed with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri the land divisions be approved as presented with the stipulation Frank Raglund be required to install a pressurized closed conduit water delivery system and subject to meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed unanimously.
The USBR O & M payment in the sum of $261,558.71, CDR payment in the sum of $56,892.78 and Keechelus Dam payment in the sum of $82,118.00 were presented for approval. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland authorized the USBR payments as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Barbara Pettit apprised the Board the Public Employees Benefit Board Health Insurance and State of Washington Department of Retirement rates will increase effective July 1, 2005.
Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board he and Barbara Pettit met with Conover Insurance to review the 2005-2006 policy explaining the premium rate will increase approximately 3%. Conover requested authorization to continue tail coverage. Discussion followed with the consensus to not continue the tail insurance.
Moving to computer update Mrs. Pettit presented a proposal from Compu Tech to enter into a contract for computer programming and maintenance services. Discussion followed with the recommendation KRD not enter into the contract at this time and review the proposal for the 2006 budget.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the Michael/Margo Cordner Sec. Twn. Rng.
Crossing Permit. A motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Larry Bland approved the Crossing Permit as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
The DOE semi-annual LID Payments in the sum of $14,244.73 were presented for approval. Mrs. Pettit apprised the Board DOE is offering deferred payments due to the drought explaining it is an individual decision. Discussion followed with the consensus KRD continue on the established payment schedule. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Brad Haberman authorized the DOE payments as presented.
July 6th River Ops USBR - Yakima
July 24th Joint Board Yakima
Moving to Other Business Ken Hasbrouck presented information on the USBR water transfer on the USBR property located at the blockhouse.
Ken Hasbrouck requested approval for Barbara Pettit to attend the WFOA Conference
in Seattle September 13-16th. A motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Larry
Bland approved Barbara Pettit attend the WFOA Conference as presented. The motion
Mrs. Pettit apprised the Board the audit for 2003-2004 is in progress. An entrance conference was held with Larry Bland and Jim Schnebly and an exit conference will be scheduled at the conclusion of the audit.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the June billing from Jack Carpenter explaining the recommendation from the state auditor the monthly bills be presented to the Board for approval as there is no written contract. The June bill includes portions of cost for purchase of a new phone and monthly cell phone rate. Discussion followed with the consensus the cell phone costs not be reimbursed as they were not approved by the Board in the agreement for services.
The Directors monthly payroll vouchers were presented for signatures and checks distributed accordingly.
The Summary Vouchers for April expenses Vouchers #2814 & 25816-25935 in the sum of $164,990.62 were approved by a motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
All Business having been concluded the meeting adjourned.
Jim Schnebly - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary-Manager
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