Minutes of Regular Meeting
July 10, 2001
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session on July 10, 2001. Directors in attendance were Chairman Larry Bland, Vice Chairman Ed Wakkuri, Urban Eberhart, Jim Schnebly and Brad Haberman. Also in attendance were Steve and Virginia Wallace, Janeice Jump, Ben George, Carol Ready, Barbara Pettit, Jack Carpenter and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.
The agenda was approved as presented with the addition of the Steve and Virginia Wallace land division and Executive Session.
The minutes of the June 5, 2001 meeting were approved by a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Steve and Virginia Wallace addressed the Board explaining their frustrations experienced with interpretation of the subdivision guidelines and meeting the guidelines. Virginia Wallace explained the fees were paid and the check deposited and they feel they are in compliance with the guidelines and other requests pertaining to the subdivision. Mr. Wallace asked what issues are interfering with the approval of the subdivision. Discussion followed as to what additional information was required with the recommendation the updated information be reviewed with possible approval authorized within the week. Steve and Virginia Wallace left the meeting at this time.
Moving to Water Update Mr. Carpenter presented updated information from the USBR explaining the allotment was increased to KRD with another increase likely. Discussion followed with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Brad Haberman authorizing increasing the allotment from .60 cfs to .65 cfs with a projected shut off date of August 1, 2001. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to O & M update Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the coating of steel discharge pipe is continuing, cable gates are being replaced in the Badger Pocket area, cattle guards repairs are continuing, upper county crews are painting steel structures. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the under carriage of the 320 excavator needs replaced.
Carol Ready presented a KCWP water update explaining water quality sampling is continuing and work is continuing on the Upper Yakima TMDL. Carol further explained grant applications she submitted are continuing through the process. Carol apprised the Board there is a KCWP meeting scheduled for July 26th at Sterling Savings.
Mr. Carpenter presented Resolution 2001-2 for repayment of the Districts share of the cost to modify Keechelus Dam was presented for signatures.
Mr. Carpenter presented the Kittitas County Surplus Auction results in the sum of $4,340.00.
Mr. Carpenter presented the Short Term Water Quality/NPDES permit to allow aquatic weed control, explaining the application has been completed and submitted with notices filed.
The YRBWEP Water Conservation Plan supplemental information was distributed for review and comments.
Mr. Carpenter presented a request for payment of the 1,046-Acre Feet of Lamb water at $11.00 per acre-foot and the Mill Ditch fee of $10.00 per acre for 85 acres for a total due of $12,356.00. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Urban Eberhart approved payment of the Lamb water as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented the bill from P&H Morris Crane for the equipment only in the sum of $16.693.50 explaining the crane has been delivered and installation scheduled after water is shut off. A motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved payment to P&H Morris Crane in the sum of $16,693.50. The motion passed unanimously.
Mrs. Pettit presented the delinquent accounts report. Discussion followed with the recommendation they be referred to Legal Counsel.
Mr. Carpenter presented a draft Emergency Cooperation Policy for review and comments.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board he signed an authorization for Washington State Department of Transportation to access the O&M road to look at the I-90 bridge crossing the KRD Canal for a truck climbing lane.
Moving to New Business Mr. Carpenter presented a claim for damages in the sum of $784.94 from Pete Busayok explaining Mr. Busayok states Ron Jarmin backed into his car in Bi-Mart parking lot. Discussion followed with the recommendation Mr. Busayoks claim for damages be paid after a waiver of all claims is signed.
Mr. Carpenter presented an Ellensburg Telephone Company Crossing Permit Sec. 27 Twn. 18 Rng. 17 on the South Branch canal at Robinson Road. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Brad Haberman. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented the Bahne Martinsen Pipeline request Sec. 1 Twn.19 Rng.15 (M 16.6). Discussion followed with the consensus KRD will participate as staff/equipment and time permit.
Mr. Carpenter presented the Post 1905 Water Rights Court Ruling. Legal Counsel John Gilreath presented an overview of the Ruling. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board Roza Irrigation District has requested forming a committee to discuss the Ruling. Jim Schnebly and Urban Eberhart were appointed to the committee.
July 12th Water Court Yakima
July 18th WSWRA Chelan
July 25th-27th Joint Board Yakima
July 26th Tri County Yakima
July 26th KCWP Ellensburg
Moving to Other Business Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board Yakima Basin Storage Alliance packets are available in the office.
The Board adjourned to Executive Session for 20 minutes at 2:20 p.m. to discuss legal and personnel with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Brad Haberman. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Larry Bland announced a 5 minute extension at 2:45 p.m.
The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:50 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Brad Haberman. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for May, 2001 expenses Vouchers #19485-19561 & 19585-19618 & 19662-19683 in the sum of $370,063.89 were presented for approval. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Urban Eberhart approved the Summary Vouchers as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
All Business having been concluded the meeting adjourned.
Larry Bland Chairman
Jack W. Carpenter Secretary-Manger
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