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Minutes of Regular Meeting
July 9, 2013
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session July 9, 2013. Directors in attendance were Chairman Paul Weaver, Vice Chairman Larry Bland, Fred Schnebly, Urban Eberhart and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Kevin Eslinger, Keli Bender, Roger Satnik, Kathleen Satnik, 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 Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the June 4, 2013 meeting were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the reservoir status report explaining storage control was effective June 22, 2013. Ken Hasbrouck continued explaining the KRD diversion will continue increasing to a maximum safe operating level.
Kevin Eslinger presented a maintenance update explaining the hazardous tree removal continues and distributed an inventory of lumber salvaged to date. Kevin apprised the Board the spraying and mowing of weeds has gone well and an additional operator and truck have been added this year. Kevin Eslinger continued explaining areas of brush have been cleared on the lower portion of the main canal and south branch extension. A portion of the retaining wall at the Ellensburg shop has been replaced, bathroom updated and first aid station moved and the South Cle Elum building are being pressure washed and painted. Kevin Eslinger apprised the Board he has a project list for fall and requested input or suggested projects.
Moving to KCWP Kathleen Satnik distributed a water quality graph and apprised the Board water quality sampling results indicate higher than normal turbidity in specific areas. Discussion followed regarding mitigating factors including rain events.
Barbara Pettit apprised the Board there are two accounts meeting the foreclosure criteria. Discussion followed with the consensus the accounts be referred to Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on the Integrated Plan.
Moving to New Business Ken Hasbrouck presented the following segregations for pre-approval subject to meeting the general guidelines: Jeff Duncan Sec. 8 Twn. 17 Rng. 18 and Darleen Orr Sec. 18 Twn. 17 Rng. 18. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved segregations for Jeff Duncan and Darleen Orr subject to meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the Crossing License Resolution 2013-2 for review and discussion. Lengthy discussion followed. A motion from Fred Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the Crossing License Resolution as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Other Business Kevin Eslinger presented a review of the 2013 water
turn on schedule. Discussion followed. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board the
Manastash Project bid has been awarded. Barbara Pettit apprised the Board medical
insurance rates are decreasing and retirement rates are increasing July 1, 2013.
Upcoming Meetings: July 25th Table Top Exercise Hal Holmes
August 1st Joint Board Yakima
August 5th River Ops. Yakima
With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland the Board moved to
Executive Session at 1:45 p.m. for 40 minutes to discuss Delinquent Accounts
and Water Rights. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular
Session at 2:25 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland.
The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for May, 2013 expenses vouchers #37192-37280 & 9900290-9900298 in the sum of $283,230.31 were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri 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.
Paul Weaver - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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