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Minutes of Regular Meeting
June 7, 2011
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session June 7, 2011. Directors in attendance were Chairman Larry Bland, Jim Schnebly, Paul Weaver, Urban Eberhart and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Keli Bender, Ken Hasbrouck, Kathleen Satnik, Roger Satnik, Janiece Jump, Paul Green, Bob Main, Mike Radich 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.
Deviating from the Agenda Mike Radich addressed the Board claiming damages to his property from the May flooding. Mr. Radich apprised the Board roads were washed out causing damage to his property. Mr. Radich requested the Board provide crushed rock to replace the damages to his property. Lengthy discussion followed with the Board determining KRD was not responsible for the damages and it was a direct result of the flooding, which was an act of God. Bob Main explained the water causing damage to Mr. Radich's property was a direct result of the rains and runoff water and not KRD water. Legal Counsel apprised Mr. Radich KRD is not responsible for the damages to his property and advised the Board they are not responsible for the damages. Mike Radich requested KRD not use his private road. Mike Radich left the meeting at this time.
Returning to the agenda the minutes of the May 3, 11 and May 18, 2011 were approved with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the reservoir system status report explaining KRD is currently running 700cfs which is below normal for this time of year. The snotel sites report 206% of normal. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board there should be a good carryover for next year with an anticipated storage control date in mid July.
Paul Green apprised the Board damages from the flooding have been repaired. Paul further apprised the Board a car went into the Main Canal at Markovich Road. There were no injuries reported and the car was removed the next day. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board a leak was found at Morrison Syphon on May 13, 2011. Ken continued explaining Dick Haapala checked the site and advised the site be monitored. Ken Hasbrouck advised the Board repairs, including Taneum Canal, caused by the May 15th event were completed at an estimated cost of $130,000 to $145,000.
Moving to KCWP Update, Kathleen Satnik distributed sampling data for compliance sites, non-compliance sites and background for compliance sites explaining none of the sites met compliance. Kathleen explained the flooding events this year had a big impact on the results. Kathleen apprised the Board the KCWP Board is discussing bacteria sampling.
Ken Hasbrouck presented updated information explaining work continues on the Bruton contract.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on the Upper County DWR explaining discussions are continuing on establishing an eco-system restoration fund.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the 2011-2012 CIAW Insurance Renewal application for review and signature.
Moving to New Business Ken Hasbrouck presented the following segregations for pre-approval subject to meeting the general guidelines: William Burr Sec. 9 Twn. 18 Rng. 17; Mert Purnell Sec. 14 Twn.18 Rng.19 and Charlie Steward Sec. 24 Twn. 18 Rng. 19. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the segregations as presented subject to meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a crossing permit for Harry Whitaker Sec. 34; Twn. 19; Rng. 18. A motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the crossing permit as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the USBR O & M payment in the amount of $203,137.36 for approval. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Jim Schnebly approved the USBR O & M payment as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the USBR CDR payment in the amount of $56,115.53. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Jim Schnebly approved the USBR CDR payment as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Keli Bender apprised the Board the USBR RRA Water District Review is scheduled for July 12th, 2011.
Moving to delinquent accounts all accounts meeting the foreclosure criteria were referred to Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower.
Barbara Pettit apprised the Board the 2010 Annual Financial Report, including Financial Statements, Notes to Financial Statements and Management Discussion and Analysis were submitted to the State Auditor's Office by the required deadline.
Moving to Other Business Ken apprised the Board of the letter regarding a court decision involving Selah Moxee Irrigation District and damages to an adjacent landowner.
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With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 15 minutes at 1:40 p.m. to discuss Aquavella and Water Rights. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Larry Bland announced a 10 minute extension at 1:55 p.m. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:05 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for April expenses vouchers 33463-34521 & 34524-34584 and 9900041-900044 the sum $317,966.36 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.
Larry Bland - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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