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Minutes of Regular Meeting
July 13, 2011
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session July 13, 2011. Directors in attendance were Chairman Larry Bland, Jim Schnebly, Paul Weaver, Urban Eberhart and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Keli Bender, Ken Hasbrouck, Kathleen Satnik, Roger Satnik, Janiece Jump, Paul Green, and Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower.
The agenda was approved as presented with the addition of Executive Session with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the June 7, 2011 meeting were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the reservoir system status report explaining KRD is currently running 1,037cfs with increases scheduled to 1,100 cfs. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board storage control is anticipated to be declared July 18th or 19th.
Paul Green apprised the Board monitoring is continuing on Morrison Siphon.
Moving to KCWP Update, Kathleen Satnik distributed data for the 90th percentile compliance comparison with KRD monitoring sites. Kathleen apprised the Board water from the Reecer Creek Project on Dollarway has been released into the new flood plain. Kathleen Satnik requested input regarding the proposed Kittitas County Road Standards Document and the impact on irrigation water. Discussion followed with the consensus KRD and all irrigation entities oppose the new proposed road standards pertaining to irrigation water and request irrigation entities be included in the process.
Ken Hasbrouck presented updated information explaining work continues on the Bruton contract.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on YRBWEP explaining the Implementation Committee is in the process of prioritizing projects and apprised the Board he is a member of the Lands Advisory Committee.
Moving to New Business Ken Hasbrouck presented the following segregations for pre-approval subject to meeting the general guidelines: Development Service of America Sec. 32 Twn. 19 Rng. 18; Merton Purnell Sec.15 Twn. 18 Rng. 19; Merton Purnell Sec. 10 Twn. 18 Rng.19. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Paul Weaver approved the segregations as presented subject to meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed unanimously.
Barbara Pettit presented an update on delinquent accounts explaining accounts meeting the foreclosure criteria have been referred to Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower.
Ken Hasbrouck presented equipment to be junked and sold through the Kittitas County Surplus Auction. Ken Hasbrouck requested approval to include the Blazer in the surplus equipment and move his pickup to operation and maintenance and purchase a new truck for his use. Discussion followed with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Jim Schnebly to include the Blazer in the surplus sale and authorized purchasing a new pickup for the Manager. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Other Business Keli Bender apprised the Board the USBR RRA Water
District Review was completed on July 12, 2011. Ken Hasbrouck requested approval
for Barbara Pettit to attend the Washington Finance Officers Association Conference
in Spokane in September, 2011. Discussion followed with the consensus Barbara
Pettit is authorized to attend the WFOA Conference in Spokane. Ken Hasbrouck
apprised the Board he and Roger Satnik attended the USBR Cultural Resource Workshop.
Barbara Pettit presented updated information on employee benefit rates.
Upcoming Meetings: July 7th River Ops. Yakima
July 12th RRA Audit KRD
July 13th YRBWEP Yakima
July 21st DRWP Yakima
July 22nd Joint Board Yakima
With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 10 minutes at 1:53 p.m. to discuss Aquavella and Water Rights. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Larry Bland announced a 10 minute extension at 2:03 p.m. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:13 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for May expenses vouchers 34585-34704 & 9900045-9900048 the sum $449,247.59 were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. 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.
Larry Bland - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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