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Minutes of Regular Meeting
July 3, 2007
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session May 1, 2007. Directors in attendance were Chairman Ed Wakkuri, Urban Eberhart, Larry Bland and Jim Schnebly. Also in attendance were Janeice Jump, Tony Jantzer, Kathleen Satnik, Roger Satnik, Bob Main, Keli Bender, Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.
The Agenda was approved as presented by a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
Deviating to Cascade Irrigation District Tony Jantzer presented a proposal for an agreement with KRD wheeling water for Cascade Irrigation District power generation. Lengthy discussion followed with the consensus Cascade Irrigation District instruct their attorney to draft a Memorandum Of Understanding to be presented to the KRD Board for review and discussion.
Returning to the Agenda the minutes of the June 5, 2007 meeting were approved by a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Jim Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to water update Bob Main distributed and presented a water update explaining there is a 26% system loss in the main canal prior to distribution and deliveries. Ken continued explaining storage control was started on June 20, 2007.
Paul Green presented a maintenance update explaining operations are running smoothly.
Moving to KCWP Update Kathleen Satnik apprised the Board Tim Kukes has been hired on a temporary basis at $12.00 per hour to assist with the water quality program. Kathleen distributed water quality turbidity data explaining water quality is looking good and the 2011 turbidity targets have been established.
Moving to Sun Country Reclassification of acres Ken apprised the Board he submitted the request to the Bureau of Reclamation for reclassification of non-irrigable acres in exchange for irrigable acres within the KRD boundaries. Keli Bender apprised the Board of the need for internal policy requirements regarding this process. Keli Bender requested authority to draft proposed internal policies to be presented to the Board for review and discussion. Discussion followed with the consensus Keli Bender draft the proposed internal policies.
Moving to New Business Ken Hasbrouck presented the following segregations for preapproval subject to meeting the general guidelines. Randy McFadden Sec. 27 Twn. 20 Rng. 14; Peoh Point Inv LLC Sec.34Twn. 20 Twn. 15; Circle N LLC Sec. 5 Twn. 19 Rng. 16; Fred Christen Sec. 20 Twn.17 Rng. 20; James Landreth Sec.20 Twn. 17 Rng. 20; Paul Bieter Sec. 3Twn. 16 Rng. 19; Laurin Mellergaard Sec.17 Twn. 17 Rng. 18 & Sec. 16 Twn. 17 Rng. 18; Robert Forbes Sec. 7 Twn. 17 Rng. 18; D & H Ranch Sec.36 Twn. 18 Rng. 17; Dale Dyk Sec. 31, Twn. 18, Rng. 18; D&H Ranch Sec.36, Twn. 18 Rng. 17; Ted Mildon Sec. 12 Twn. 17 Rng. 17; Dave Duncan Sec. 1 Twn. 17 Rng. 17 & Sec 36 Twn. 18 Rng. 17; Brent Minor Sec. 9 Twn. 18 Rng. 19; Mark Schmidt Sec. 31 Twn. 18 Rng. 19; Bev Proctor Sec. 12 Twn. 17 Rng. 19; Venture Farms Sec. 20 Twn. 18 Rng. 20; Kittitas Development Sec. 2 Twn. 17 Rng. 19. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Jim Schnebly approved the segregations subject meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the Cole's Crossing Kittitas Development 130-lot segregation request Sec. 2 Twn. 17 Rng. 19. Lengthy discussion followed with the consensus the request be tabled and the following information on a pressurized system, recordable easements and homeowners association with designated water master presented at the August meeting.
Legal Counsel John Gilreath presented updated information on the Manastash Creek Implementation Plan.
Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board the USBR Yakima Office has offered to sell KRD 30 surplus 10x16x20 bridge decking to the KRD for $10,000.00 with payments deducted from the monthly Easton and Taneum operation and maintenance billings to the USBR. Discussion followed with the consensus KRD purchase the bridge decking timbers as presented.
Barbara Pettit presented a delinquent accounts update.
Moving to Bank Updates Barbara Pettit apprised the Board U.S. Bank was notified regarding acceptance of their proposal explaining following discussions with U.S. Bank there appears to be no benefits to entering into a long term banking agreement and continue based on the terms of the proposal.
Barbara Pettit presented information on changes in benefits including increases in Health Care and Retirement rates and decrease in L & I rate.
Moving to Other Business Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board he hired Lillian
Mayer and Devon Poirier for a maximum of 80 hour at $7.93 per hour each to prepare
buildings at the pumping plant for painting. Ken further apprised the Board
Ron Jarmin is still out on L & I and Robby Main has been hired as temporary
shop help at $9.00 per hour. Ken apprised the Board Chris Staloch is off on
a non-work related injury.
Ken presented updated information on a design for small screen size on the pumping plant screens.
July 9th Managers Mtg. River Ops USBR
July 20th Joint Board Yakima
July 7th WSWRA Manson
July 30t WTWG USBR
The Summary Vouchers for May expenses Vouchers #28804-28935 in the sum of $521,899.04 were approved with a motion from Jim Schnebly 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.
Ed Wakkuri - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary-Manager
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