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Minutes of Regular Meeting
July 7, 2009
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session July 7, 2009. Directors in attendance were Chairman Jim Schnebly, Larry Bland, Urban Eberhart and Paul Weaver. Also in attendance were Janiece Jump, Jack Clerf, Kathryn Clerf, Terry Meyers Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Keli Bender, Roger Satnik, Paul Green, and Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower.
The Agenda was approved as presented with the addition of Executive Session with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the June 2, 2009 meeting were approved with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
Terry Meyers, Convivium Renewable Energy, addressed the Board regarding the potential for developing power generation at the Taneum Chute. Terry presented a proposal for developing hydropower for power generation at the Taneum Chute and the proposed benefits to KRD. Terry further explained there are grants available to assist with construction of the project. Discussion followed with the recommendation the Board will review the proposal. Terry and Kathryn left the meeting at this time.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the USBR reservoir status report explaining the reservoirs went on storage control June 25th.
Ken presented a maintenance update explaining all systems are running smoothly.
Moving to KCWP Update, Roger presented a report from Kathleen explaining there appears to be a water quality problem at the tail end of the Turbine Ditch. Roger continued explaining Kathleen is looking at possible causes.
Moving to Bruton Ditch-USBR MOA Ken Hasbrouck explained following Legal Counsel
review the MOA was signed. Lengthy discussion followed.
Ken presented additional maps on the Manastash Project.
Moving to YRBWEP III Urban Eberhart apprised the Board he and Ken attended the first meeting with additional meetings scheduled for July 15th and July 29th. Ken Hasbrouck distributed information presented at the meeting.
Deviating from the Agenda Jack Clerf addressed the Board regarding the proposed
Cascade Irrigation pipeline interconnect. Chairman Jim Schnebly apprised Jack
Clerf after careful consideration it is not operationally feasible and KRD cannot
enter into an agreement.
Moving to New Business the following segregations were presented for pre-approval: D&H Ranch Sec.36 Twn.18 Rng.17. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Paul Weaver approved the segregations as presented subject to meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed unanimously
Ken distributed a proposal from Jennifer Hackett explaining she is asking for support from KRD. Ken further apprised the Board the proposal is a portion of her Master's Thesis. Discussion followed with the consensus KRD cannot and will not support the proposal as presented. Ken requested written comments be submitted.
Barbara Pettit presented updated information on Banking and Investments explaining
all monies have been withdrawn from the State Investment Pool and invested as
directed with account established with U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of
the West and Central Valley Bank.
Discussion followed with the recommendation other approved investment options be explored.
The Mitchell Reed Ins. payment in the sum of $14,772.00 was presented for approval. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Paul Weaver approved the payment as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Barbara Pettit presented the delinquent accounts report. Discussion followed with the consensus Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower continue with accounts meeting the foreclosure criteria.
Moving to Other Business Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board he met with Duncan and Busch regarding sand blasting and recoating of Morrison/Horseshoe siphon. Ken further apprised the Board he discussed the possibility of sand blasting and recoating only specific areas. Ken apprised the Board Jerry Kelso is retiring from the USBR.
Upcoming Meetings: July 8th River Ops. Yakima
July 15th YRBWEP Yakima
July 22nd WSWRA
July 29th YRBWEP Yakima
July 30th Joint Board Yakima
With a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Larry Bland the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 20 minutes at 1:50 p.m. to discuss pending litigation. The motion passed unanimously. . The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:10 p.m. with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously
Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower apprised the Board he would not be able to attend the August 4th meeting. Discussion followed with the consensus the August Meeting be rescheduled for August 11th.
The Summary Vouchers for April expenses vouchers 31657-31775 & 31815 the sum of $830,531.59 were approved by 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.
Jim Schnebly - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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