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Minutes of Regular Meeting
July 7, 1998
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session on July 7, 1998. Directors in attendance were Chairman Paul Weaver, Vice Chairman Urban Eberhart, Larry Bland, John Scott and Jim Schnebly. Also in attendance were Jack Carpenter, Barbara Pettit, Paul Harrell, Roger Bryenton, Jim Karountzos and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.
A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland approved the agenda with the addition of an executive session. The motion passed unanimously.
Deviating to Taneum Hydro Project Mr. Carpenter introduced Roger Bryenton and Jim Karountzos of Cascade Power Corporation, Vancouver, B.C. Mr. Bryenton discussed the project proposal as distributed explaining they currently have a similar project in Creston, B.C. which has been in production for seven (7) years. Mr. Bryenton continued explaining they would like to do a similar project at the Taneum Chute with installation of pipes down the hillside with a pump at the bottom. Mr. Bryenton explained he would like to go direct to the customers for partnership with half of the share holders local customers in the project utilizing local labor and equipment. Mr. Breyenton further explained Cascade Power would like to sign a letter of intent with the Kittitas Reclamation District with Cascade Power paying the concession fee and KRD retaining ownership of the project. Mr. Karountzos stated the importance of having the local participation. Mr. Eberhart questioned the status of the FERC license. Mr. Carpenter explained a two-year extension was granted based on the proposal and new design changes drafted by Mr. Breyenton. Mr. Bryenton further explained the proposed project is contingent on lining up customers and securing letters of intent from interested people with construction beginning as early as late fall of 1998. Discussion followed regarding contacting local power entities with Mr. Bryenton explaining there may be issues to resolve with local power entities. Mr. Bryenton explained he views this proposal as a partnership and team effort with them providing expertise from their experience. Legal Counsel John Gilreath questioned the status of the Cascade Power Corporation. Mr. Bryenton apprised the Board it is currently a Canadian Corporation and would apply for U.S. status. Discussion followed with the consensus Legal Counsel review the proposed agreement. Mr. Bryenton and Karountzos extended an invitation to the Board to visit the Creston, B.C. project. Mr. Bryenton and Karountzos left the meeting at this time.
Returning to the Agenda the minutes of the June 2, 1998 meeting were approved with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by John Scott. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to water update Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the Bureau of Reclamation is continuing to project a 100% water year with storage control declared June 26, 1998 and the remaining TWSA/Managers Meetings canceled. Storage control declared June 26, 1998.
Mr. Carpenter distributed pictures of the July 3, 1998 storm damage explaining crews and equipment were in the field immediately. Mr. Eberhart presented pictures and request from Jerry Dodge for repair of damages resulting from the July 3, 1998 storm. Mr. Eberhart explained a KRD constructed bypass/undershot located in a draw on the turbine ditch was not operational and caused some of the storm water to go into the turbine, instead of under the turbine as originally constructed, which may have contributed to filling Mr. Dodges cement ditch with dirt. Mr. Eberhart further explained Mr. Dodge is requesting his cement ditch be cleaned of the dirt and the bypass/undershot be repaired to operational status. Discussion followed with Mr. Carpenter explaining there were 30 or more overflow locations resulting from the July 3, 1998 storm and by the bypass/undershot has not been operational since at least 1977 and even if the bypass/undershot had been operational the July 3, 1998 runoff would have gotten into the Turbine Ditch.. Lengthy discussion followed with the consensus the bypass/spillway be repaired to operational status and Jerry Dodge is responsible for cleaning his concrete ditch.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board he requested a CH2Mhill predraft copy of the Comprehensive Plan.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board a meeting, with City Manager, Dave Mosely, to discuss City Hall relocation, is scheduled for July 8, 1998 at 4:00 p.m.
Mr. Carpenter discussed information on the CH2MHill canal liner replacement program in the Rocky Point area explaining additional information will be provided as soon as available. Discussion followed.
July 7, 1998 Trendwest Appleseed-Ellensburg
July 8, 1998 City Hall Relocation KRD
July 9, 1998 River Ops. Yakima
July 9, 1998 Tri-County Water Yakima
July 15, 1998 Tri-County Water Yakima
July 22, 1998 Tri-County Water Ellensburg
July 31, 1998 Joint Board Yakima
The Board adjourned to Executive Session at 1:52 p.m. for seven minutes to discuss legal matters with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 1:59 p.m. with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
With no Other Business the Summary Vouchers for the month of May, 1998 expenses Vouchers # 14623 & 14703 & 14924-14996 & 15023 & 15024 & 15025 & 14998-15021 & 15027-15060 in the sum of $510,706.36 were presented for approval. A motion from John Scott and seconded by Urban Eberhart approved the Summary Vouchers as presented. 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.
Jack W. Carpenter - Secretary-Manager
Paul Weaver - Chairman
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