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Minutes of Regular Meeting
July 12, 2005
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session on July 12, 2005. Directors in attendance were Chairman Jim Schnebly, Vice Chairman Larry Bland, Urban Eberhart, Brad Haberman and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Janeice Jump, Ben Geroge, Paul Green, Bob Main, Roger Satnik, Kathleen Satnik, Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.
A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Brad Haberman approved the agenda as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the June 7, 2005 meeting were approved as presented by a motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Water Update Bob Main apprised the Board at the current usage rate and with no increase in allotment from the Bureau of Reclamation KRD can operate until approximately 7th to 10th of August. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board the Suncadia water is factored into the operations. Discussion followed with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri setting the turn off date of August 10, 2005 with the stipulation change in water allotment can affect the date. The motion passed unanimously.
Paul Green presented a maintenance update explaining it was necessary to replace approximately 200 feet of the Carney Pipeline. A sample of the damaged pipe will be sent to the manufacturer for review.
Kathleen Satnik distributed a water quality graph showing turbidity levels at various locations throughout the system. Kathleen apprised the Board she presented information at the Science Management Conference at Central Washington University and requested references for projects meeting the BMP criteria of the 319 Grant. Roger Satnik apprised the Board a $350,000.00 grant proposal was submitted for funding for replacement of the pump ditch flume. Ken apprised the Board Dick Haapla, CH2MHill provided the engineering and cost estimates.
Moving to the Kittitas County Watershed Plan Urban Eberhart apprised the Board the Kittitas County Commissioners are preparing a draft proposal to be submitted to DOE.
Moving to New Business the Vic Van Valin Sec.12 Twn. 16 Rng. 19; Monteith Sec. 16 Twn. 17 Rng. 20; James Fuller Sec. 1 Twn. 19 Rng. 14 and Lloyd Family Sec. 28 Twn. 20 Rng. 14 land divisions were presented for approval subject to meeting the general guidelines. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Brad Haberman approved the land divisions as presented subject to meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed unanimously.
The proposed order requiring metering and measuring was presented for discussion.
The U.S. Bank form authorizing Keli Bender as signer on the KRD checking account was presented for signatures.
The George Reece turnout permit Sec. 6 Twn. 16 Rng. 19 was presented for approval. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the George Reece turnout permit as presented. The motion passed uanimously.
The George Chiftis Sec. 2 Twn. 17 Rng. 19 and Puget Sound Energy Sec. 22 Twn. 17 Rng. 20. Crossing Permits were presented for approval. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Brad Haberman approved the George Chiftis crossing permit as presented. The motion passed unanimously. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Larry Bland approved the Puget Sound Energy Crossing Permit as presented with the stipulation it be presented to Legal Counsel John Gilreath for approval. The motion passed unanimously.
The Wallace Ranch letter was distributed for review and discussion. Discussion followed with the consensus no action be taken at this time.
Ken Hasbrouck presented an update on equipment explaining the insurance company valued the stolen trailer at $1,500.00 with a $500.00 deductible and a new trailer has been purchased from Luft Trailer Sales. Ken apprised the Board the tractor mower cannot be repaired and a replacement mower will be purchased as soon as possible.
July 6th River Ops USBR - Yakima
July 13-14th Easton Dam Review
July 19th KCWP KRD
July 25th WTWG
Moving to Other Business Jack Carpenter presented information on meetings attended. Jack Carpenter's June bill was presented for approval. Discussion followed with Janeice Jump expressing concern regarding reimbursement for Jack Carpenter. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Larry Bland approved Jack Carpenter be reimbursed at a rate of $57.90 per hour for authorized meetings with no reimbursement for phone, meals and misc. expenses. The motion passed unanimously. Continuing under Other Business Barbara Pettit presented the 2004 Annual Report and apprised the Board the 2003-2004 audit has been completed by the State Auditor's Office with an exit conference to be scheduled. Mrs. Pettit apprised the Board there are investments maturing at Sterling Savings and distributed interest rates. Discussion followed with the consensus the funds be invested at U.S. Bank and Central Valley Bank.
The Directors monthly payroll vouchers were presented for signatures and checks distributed accordingly.
The Summary Vouchers for May expenses Vouchers #25938-26056 in the sum of $631,824.64 were approved by a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
All Business having been concluded. The meeting adjourned.
Jim Schnebly - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary-Manager
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