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Minutes of Regular Meeting
July 10, 2012
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session July 10, 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, Jim Gibbons and Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower.
The Agenda was approved as presented with the addition of Executive Session with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the June 5, 2012 meeting were approved with a motion from Fred Schnebly and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the reservoir system status report explaining the reservoirs are at 99% with storage control anticipated the middle of July.
Kevin Eslinger presented a maintenance update explaining spraying, mowing and cleaning continues. Kevin Eslinger apprised the Board Ken Hasbrouck will be coordinating with the contractor on the Nelson Siding Road Project. Kevin continued explaining he continues to meet with landowners regarding water related questions.
Moving to KCWP Update Kathleen Satnik apprised the Board the 2012 water quality monitoring results indicates increased NTU. Kathleen continued explaining the DOE may extend the TMDL and a KCWP meeting is scheduled for July 12, 2012 to discuss the status of the TMDL.
Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board the Bruton, KRD and Bureau of Reclamation Agreement has been finalized and signed.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on YRBWEPIII explaining updating of the KRD Conservation Plan should help in securing funding.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the Personnel Practices and Procedures Manual for review and comment. Ken Hasbrouck presented a proposal from Robert Weaver for preparation of job descriptions and other jobs as requested. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Larry Bland approved the proposal as presented with Paul Weaver abstaining.
Moving to New Business the following segregations were presented for pre-approval: Bruce Manclark Sec. 12 Twn. 16 Rng. 19. A motion from Fred Schnebly and seconded by Paul Weaver approved the segregation as presented subject to meeting the general guidelines with Urban Eberhart abstaining.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the Matheson Painting payment due in the sum of $54,000.00 for approval. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Urban Eberhart approved the Matheson Painting payment as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented Resolution 2012-3 authorizing updating the Conservation Plan for approval. A motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland approved Resolution 2012-3 as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Insurance Update Jim Gibbons, Mitchell, Reed Associates, presented an overview of the insurance renewal explaining the premium rate should be available by the August Board meeting.
Moving to delinquent accounts Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower addressed the Board regarding the foreclosure procedure on the accounts meeting the criteria. Discussion followed with the consensus Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower proceed with the foreclosure procedure.
Ken Hasbrouck presented Resolution 2012-4 regarding Inclusion/Exclusion. A motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Fred Schnebly approved Resolution 2012-4 as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Other Business Ken Hasbrouck presented a fencing proposal for chain link fencing of the back lot in the sum of $8,335.00. Discussion followed with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Fred Schnebly approving the proposal as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board the credit card fraud was reported on the KRD VISA. Ken Hasbrouck continued explaining the bank has been notified, credit card has been cancelled and the State Auditor notified. Ken Hasbrouck continued explaining KRD will not be liable for the charges.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a proposal from a landowner requesting to purchase a parcel of land owned by KRD. Discussion followed with the consensus KRD not accept the offer and retain the property.
Upcoming Meetings: July 12th KCWP KRD
July 27th Joint Board Yakima
With a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 20 minutes at 2:10 p.m. to discuss Aquavella Water Rights Adjudication. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:30 p.m. with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for April expenses vouchers # & 35971-36083 and 9900111-9900118 in the sum $571,780.30 were approved with a motion from Paul Weaver 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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