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Minutes of Regular Meeting
July 8, 2014
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session July 8, 2014. Directors in attendance were Chairman Larry Bland, Vice Chairman Ed Wakkuri, Paul Weaver, Urban Eberhart and Fred Schnebly. Also in attendance were Kevin Eslinger, Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Janeice Jump, 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 July 3, 2014 meeting were approved with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to water update Ken Hasbrouck distributed a system status report indicating reservoirs are at 110% of normal with the KRD diversions nearing 1,200 cfs.
Kevin Eslinger presented a maintenance update explaining the SB 13.8 project is completed with the authorization from USBR to purchase new flow meter heads. Kevin continued explaining he has been busy addressing land owner requests and painting will be starting on the pump ditch pipeline.
Moving to KCWP Ken Hasbrouck distributed water quality data prepared by Kathleen Satnik.
Jeff Slothower discussed delinquent accounts. Discussion followed with the consensus the delinquent accounts meeting the foreclosure criteria be referred to Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower to proceed with collection procedures. Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower addressed the Board regarding the change in the laws for collections.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on the Integrated Plan.
Moving to New Business Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower presented Resolution 2014-3 regarding the use of KRD water for growing Marijuana for review and discussion. Discussion followed with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkuri adopting Resolution 2014-3. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented information on the CH2MHILL/KRD Water Conservation Plan/Feasibility Investigation.
Moving to Other Business Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board Rural Special Districts Insurance is proposing a fiscal year change from December to December.
With a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkuri the Board moved to Executive Session at 1:33 p.m. for 20 minutes to discuss Aquavella Water Rights Adjudication and related issues. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 1:53 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
Upcoming Meetings: July 2nd River Ops. Yakima
July 24th Joint Board
The Summary Vouchers for June 2014 expenses vouchers #38233-38315 & 38317 & 9900467-990477 in the sum of $260,012.23 were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred Schnebly. 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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