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Minutes of Regular Meeting
July 1, 1997
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session on July 1, 1997. Directors in attendance were Chairman John Scott, Vice Chairman Laurin Mellergaard, Jim Schnebly and Urban Eberhart. Also in attendance were Jack Carpenter, Barbara Pettit, Janeice Jump and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.
A motion from Laurin Mellergaard and seconded by Jim Schnebly approved the agenda with the addition of an Executive Session. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the June 3, 1997 meeting were approved by a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Laurin Mellergaard. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Water Update Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the system is operating at 100% capacity with storage inflows more than releases. Discussion followed regarding releasing water from storage at 100% capacity status.
Moving to Meeting Review Mr. Carpenter presented information on meetings attended. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the RRA Audit was performed June 10th-12th with no non compliances recorded explaining 3 landowner files were taken for further review. June 11, 1997 Mr. Carpenter participated in a USBR tour of district houses. June 12, 1997 Mr. Carpenter met with Pete Garvin regarding maintenance items. June 16, 1997 Mr. Carpenter and Roger Satnik met with Keith Angwin at the Yakima Bureau of Reclamation Office to review software programs. June 20, 1997 Mr. Carpenter toured the KRD system with Dick Haapala and Scott Barnes, CH2MHill, viewing sites regarding the Comprehensive Plan.
Mr. Carpenter presented information for fall water operations explaining any requested changes to Flip Flop operations need to be in the form of a written request to the Bureau of Reclamation and requested Board approval to send a letter to the Bureau of Reclamation requesting no Flip Flop operations this year past October 15th with consideration of an early shut off date to be reviewed at a later date. A motion from Lauren Mellergaard and seconded by Urban Eberhart authorized Mr. Carpenter request no Flip Flop operations this year. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board he received a call from FERC regarding the requested extension on the Taneum Hydro Project License explaining FERC has requested a written response withdrawing the KRD request for an extension as economic consideration is not justification for an extension. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board he would write a letter to FERC requesting the withdrawal of the extension request.
Mr. Carpenter presented information on the Surplus Vehicle sale with net proceeds of $9,456.60.
Mr. Carpenter distributed the Ellensburg Telephone-Bruton Ditch Crossing permit explaining a copy of the permit will be sent to Legal Counsel for review. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Jim Schnebly approved the crossing permit subject to Legal Counsel review. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to New Business Mr. Carpenter presented a request from Oostermeyer/Asset Preservation Inc., as presented by Jerry Anderson representing the property owners, for KRD to abandon the legal right-of-way as shown and Asset Preservation Inc. will write us a fee title easement for where it actually exists. Discussion followed with the recommendation the request be referred to Legal Counsel.
Mr. Carpenter distributed a letter from Sunlight Waters requesting a key be provided to Fire District #1 for emergency exit utilizing the KRD ditchbank. Discussion followed with the consensus a key be provided to Fire District #l and a letter be drafted for review by Legal Counsel regarding authorized use of the key and ditchbank detailing liability issues.
Mr. Carpenter presented a crossing permit for Ken & Heidi Planque explaining the culvert is installed and meets applicable criteria. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Laurin Mellergaard approved the crossing permit as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented an agreement from Kittitas-Yakima Resource Conservation & Economic Development District for input and sponsorship. Discussion followed with the consensus KRD sign the agreement.
Mr. Carpenter presented the DOE-LID drought payment due July 2, 1997 in the sum of $14,244.73. A motion from Laurin Mellergaard and seconded by Urban Eberhart authorized the DOE-LID drought payment. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented the Crown Ranch Estates/Richard Corona Short Plat explaining all lots can be serviced by existing meterable lockable turnouts and recommended water master wording be added to the plat. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Laurin Mellergaard approved the Plat with the addition of 1.) Water Master 2.) Location of non-irrigable land drawn on the face of the plat 3.) KRD right-of-ways/canal roads are not for residential/recreational purposes. The motion passed unanimously. Discussion followed with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Urban Eberhart that the following statement be added to the General Guidelines For Subdivisions With Irrigable Acreage: KRD right-of-ways/canal roads are not for residential/recreational purposes. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter distributed information on the Northwest Irrigation Operators 47th Field Tour to be held in Wenatchee September 16th-18th and request authorization to attend. A motion from Laurin Mellergaard and seconded by Jim Schnebly authorized Jack Carpenter attend. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented the Ruby Willard Short Plat explaining there are meterable lockable turnouts, easements and an irrigation plan. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Urban Eberhart approved the Ruby Willard Short Plat as presented with the addition of a water master and the KRD right-of-way/canal roads are not intended for residential/recreational purposes. The motion passed unanimously.
July 2, 1997 Brian Person Luncheon
July 25, 1997 Joint Board
July 30, 1997 Roza/SVID Water Quality
Legal Counsel John Gilreath entered the meeting at this time. Returning to the Oostermeyer/Asset Preservation Inc. request Mr. Carpenter apprised Legal Counsel John Gilreath of the request. Legal Counsel John Gilreath apprised the Board any changes in right-of-way/easements must go through the Bureau of Reclamation.
With a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Urban Eberhart the Board adjourned to Executive Session at 1:45 p.m. for 20 minutes to discuss legal issues. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman John Scott announced a 10 minute extension at 2:05 p.m.; a 5 minute extension at 2:15 p.m and a 5 minute extension at 2:20 p.m. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:25 p.m. with a motion from Laurin Mellergaard and seconded by Urban Eberhart. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for the month of May, 1997 expenses Vouchers # 13349-13416 & 13418 & 13443 & 13478 13419-13442 & 13444-13477 in the sum of $349,346.27 were presented for approval. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Urban Eberhart approved the Summary Vouchers. 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.
Jack W. Carpenter - Secretary-Manager
John Scott - Chairman
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