Minutes of Regular Meeting
August 1, 2000
The Kittitas Reclamation District Board of Director met in Regular Session on August 1, 2000. Directors in attendance were Chairman Jim Schnebly, Vice Chairman Larry Bland, Ed Wakkuri, Paul Weaver and Urban Eberhart. Also in attendance were Ben George, Janeice Jump, Roger Satnik, Carol Ready, Barbara Pettit, Jack Carpenter and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.
A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland approved the agenda with the addition of an Executive Session to discuss Legal Issues.
The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the July 17, 2000 meeting were approved by a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to water update Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the reservoirs are currently at 78% capacity. Mr. Carpenter further explained Kachees is at 99% and no final decision has been made on the flip-flop operation.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board KRD diversions are at maximum capacity at the head end with rationing implemented throughout the system.
Moving to Staff Meeting Review Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board he attended the AFW ID Executive Committee in Okanogan on July 17th & 18th; July 19th he attended the WSWRA meeting in Manson; July 27th, he, Roger Satnik, Carol Ready and Barbara Pettit attended the KCWP meeting at Sterling Savings; July 28th Mr. Carpenter attended Joint Board in Yakima.
Jim Schnebly presented information from the Tri County Planning Meeting explaining Dick Bain will be replacing the current Habitat Consultant.
Carol Ready presented information from the Kittitas County Water Purveyors meeting explaining Jim Milton, Tri County Resource Manager; Dick Bain, Consulting Engineer and Perry Huston, Kittitas County Commissioner were speakers for the meeting. Carol explained Jim Milton, Tri County Resource Manager, expressed frustration with the Watershed Planning and Salmon Recovery activities. Perry Huston presented information on the status and function of the proposed Kittitas County Water Conservancy Board. Carol further explained she would like to pursue the non-profit status for the KCWP as it could enhance funding sources for continued water quality activities. Roger Satnik presented information received from the Department of Ecology explaining they are considering changing water temperature criteria for Class A and Class AA Streams from 18 degrees to 15 degrees. Roger further explained there will be work group meetings scheduled to discuss this change and participation and input regarding this proposal is strongly recommended. Roger further explained there is no differentiation between stream water and canal water within the Department of Ecology. Roger presented information on water quality sample results explaining KRD and DOE results have similar total suspended sediment. Cherry/ Wippel Wasteway suspended sediment test results indicate a slight improvement this year. Carol presented information from the Screen Workshop hosted by KCWP this morning at R & R Resort explaining it was very informative and well attended.
Mr. Carpenter presented updated information on Level III explaining the repair checklist for KRD being addressed.
Mr. Carpenter presented an O & M Update explaining a letter of authorization has been received from Roger Sacket to utilize his power pole and cross his property for the Cabin Creek pump back station. Mr. Carpenter further explained everything is ready to go and Watson Electric has been notified. Mr. Carpenter explained the coatings program is in progress with KRD crews currently applying coating to the penstocks at the Wippel Pumping Plant with additional coating scheduled for this fall and suggested certain coating projects be put out for bid. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the pumping plant well is in with the pump set and Watson scheduled for wiring. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the water street project is running behind schedule. he contacted vault specialists for the Water Street improvement project to comply with city requirements and emergency fire escape requirements for KRD. Mr. Carpenter further explained he is also getting an estimate for the Yakima Siphon Block House for replacement of the glass skylight. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board he is working with Dick Haapala, CH2Mhill on the concrete liner rehab program and Mr. Haapala has requested a structural engineer from the Bellevue office to review the rehab program and assist with the preparation of bid requests.
Resolution #2000-4 subdivisions and platting of land and #2000-5 mileage allowance were presented for signatures.
Moving to Boss Construction Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board Boss Construction has an outstanding account balance with Ellensburg Cement Products from the liner project and requested guidance from the Board on final payment to Boss Construction. Discussion followed with the Board directing full payment to Boss Construction upon their submission of a final payment request.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the CD at Sterling Savings will mature on August 18th and requested guidance on investment. Discussion followed with the consensus funds be reinvested for 30-60-90 days based on rates available on the date of investment.
Moving to State Parks and Recreation Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board a request has been received from Washington State Parks and Recreation for replacement of easement and has submitted a copy to Legal Counsel for review. Discussion followed with the recommendation a copy be submitted to the Bureau of Reclamation for review.
Moving to New Business Mr. Carpenter presented information on an Inland Waters Petroleum Spills Training hosted by the Bureau of Reclamation explaining a copy was provided to safety compliance personnel.
Mr. Carpenter presented the Jack Sharick land division Sec. 32, Twn. 18, Rng. 20 explaining the KRD guidelines have been met. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the land division as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented the Jill Perry Short Plat Sec. 28, Twn. 18, Rng. 18 explaining the final drawing will be submitted for review. A motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland approved the Perry Short Plat as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented the Price Short Plat Sec. 28, Twn., 18, Rng. 17 explaining the fees have not been paid. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the Price Short Plat with the stipulation final drawings are submitted and fees paid. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented the Dino Karageorges Land Division Sec. 35 Twn. 17 Rng. 19 explaining the guidelines have been met and fees paid. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Paul Weaver approved the land division as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Continuing under New Business Mr. Carpenter presented information on a parcel of land, at the end of the Turbine Ditch, for the location of a sedimentation, mitigation pond explaining it is an ideal location. Mr. Eberhart apprised the Board he has looked at the site and it appears to have a lot of positive potential opportunities for the District. Discussion followed with the suggestion further information be obtained and a proposal presented.
August 7th-11th NWRA Idaho
August 16th WSWRA Sunnyside
August 18th River Ops. USBR
August 23rd Joint Board Tour Kennewick
August 25th Joint Board Yakima
Moving to Other Business Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board he and Pat Monk will be taking Kate Puckett, who helped write the Endangered Species Act Biological Assessment for the Bureau of Reclamation, on a tour of the District.
The Board adjourned to Executive Session at 1:55 p.m. to discuss Legal Issues for 15 minutes with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:05 p.m. with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers #18055-18194 in the sum of $192,989.57 were presented for approval. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Larry Bland 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
Jim Schnebly - Chairman
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