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Minutes of Regular Meeting
June 7, 2012
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session June 7, 2012. Directors in attendance were Chairman Ed Wakkuri, Fred Schnebly, Paul Weaver, Urban Eberhart and Larry Bland. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Kevin Eslinger, Keli Bender, Janiece Jump, Kathleen Satnik, Roger Satnik and Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower.
The Agenda was approved as presented with the addition of Executive Session with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the May 1, 2012 meeting were approved with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the reservoir system status report explaining the
reservoirs are full with an estimated storage control declaration the first
week of July.
Ken continued explaining recent precipitation caused the canal level to be lowered allowing for weather related events.
Kevin Eslinger presented a maintenance update expaining mowing, spraying and spring cleaning continues. Kevin apprised the Board safety recommendations are being implemented and cleaning and updating of the shop and maintenance facilities are in progress. Kevin presented updated information on the confined space inventory explaining information is being collected.
Moving to KCWP Update Kathleen Satnik apprised the Board water quality monitoring is continuing with sampling on weekly basis. Kathleen continued explaining the DOE grant ended and the close out meeting was held in May.
Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board the Bruton Pipeline is operating smoothly. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board he has been requested to participate in a June meeting on June 19, 2012 to discuss the use of the Manastash trail.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on YRBWEPIII explaining the KRD Conservation Plan needs to be updated and funding may be available. Urban Eberhart presented the power point presentation on the proposed Yakima River Basin YRBWEP project.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the Personnel Practices and Procedures Manual for review and comment.
Moving to New Business the following segregations were presented for pre-approval: Timothy Erdman Sec. 31 Twn. 18 Rng. 18 and Dale Dyk Sec. 31 Twn. 18 Rng. 18. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Paul Weaver approved the segregation as presented subject to meeting the general guidelines.
Moving to Other Business Barbara Pettit apprised the Board the 5 year agreement for banking services with U.S. Bank expires September 1, 2012. Discussion followed with consensus a proposal be requested from U.S. Bank. Ken Hasbrouck presented information from an investment broker for review and discussion.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the USBR O & M payment due in the sum of $192,893.00 for approval. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Paul Weaver approved the USBR Payment as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the USBR CDR payment due in the sum of $56,115.53. A motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland approved the USB payment as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the Matheson payment due in the sum of $49,604.40. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Paul Weaver approved the Matheson payment as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Barbara Pettit apprised the Board the 2011 Annual report was filed by email and certified mail by the time required.
Moving to Other Business Ken Hasbrouck addressed the Board regarding the Inclusion/Exclusion Policy explaining there are parcels that may not meet the criteria for an exclusion and asked Legal Counsel and the Board to review the policy for additional language to address requests for parcels of land within certain subdivisions on an individual basis.
Ken Hasbrouck addressed the Board explaining Sunlight Waters received grant funding through KCCD for clearing brush and KRD granted permission for brushing along the canal bordering their development.
Upcoming Meetings: June 1st Joint Board Yakima
June 20th YRBWEP Yakima
June 29th Joint Board Yakima
With a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 20 minutes at 2:00 p.m. to discuss Aquavella Water Rights Adjudication. The motion passed unanimously. A 5 minute extension was announced at 2:20 p.m. by Chairman Ed Wakkuri. A 5 minute extension was announced at 2:25 p.m. by Chairman Ed Wakkuri. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:30 p.m. with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for April expenses vouchers # & 35850-35970 and 9900096-3300102 in the sum $240,701.25 were approved with a motion from Fred Schnebly 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.
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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