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Minutes of Regular Meeting
August 10, 2010
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session August 10, 2010. Directors in attendance were Chairman Paul Weaver, Larry Bland, Jim Schnebly, Ed Wakkuri and Urban Eberhart. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Paul Green, David LaRiviere and Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower.
The Agenda was approved as presented with the addition of Executive Session by a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the July 6, 2010 meeting were approved with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to water update Ken Hasbrouck distributed a system status report explaining storage is at 120% of average. Ken continued explaining Flip Flop is scheduled to begin around September 7th. Ken Hasbrouck presented updated information on the total water supply available to the District. Lengthy discussion followed regarding increasing the allotment to landowners with the consensus there be no increase in the allotment.
Deviating from the Agenda David LaRiviere, Conover Insurance, presented the Conover 2010-2011 insurance proposal for review and discussion. David LaRiviere left the meeting at this time.
Moving to maintenance update Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board there is a large amount of algae and milfoil in the canals. Ken Hasbrouck explained mechanical cleaning is being used in some areas explaining chemical removal is limited due to restrictions.
Moving to KCWP Update, Jim Schnebly apprised the board KCWP approved the grant
amendment and contract. It was the consensus further discussion is tabled until
the September, 2010 meeting.
Moving to Manastash/Bruton/Taneum Ken presented a MOU with KCCD and the Manastash Creek Restoration Project Steering Committee for review and signature. Discussion followed with the consensus the MOU be approved and signed as presented.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information from YRBWEP III. Lengthy discussion followed.
Moving to Insurance Update, Ken Hasbrouck presented updated information on the June accident with the John Deere tractor and distributed the claim information with options. Discussion followed with the consensus KRD not purchase the tractor for salvage and Ken obtain bids for a replacement tractor.
Continuing under Insurance the Mitchell Reed and Conover Insurance proposals were presented for review and discussion. Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower suggested submitting specific questions to both insurance companies requesting a written response. Discussion followed with the consensus Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower prepare the questions requesting a written response from Mitchell Reed and Conover Insurance.
Moving to New Business the following segregations were presented for pre-approval subject to meeting the general guideline: Dean Nowak Sec.3 Twn. 18 Rng. 18; Willowbrook Farms Sec. 8 Twn. 18 Rng. 18; Paul Bieter Sec. 3 Twn. 16 Rng. 19. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the segregations as presented subject to meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a Public Records Disclosure Policy, prepared by Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower, and Resolution 2010-03 for approval. Discussion followed with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland to approve the Public Records Disclosure Policy and Resolution 2010-03 as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck requested approval for the purchase of a 2003 Ford ¾ ton pickup through state surplus for $9,300.00. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland approved the request as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a USBR Grant Application and Resolution 2010-04 authorizing Ken Hasbrouck as the designated official for signing applicable documents. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved Resolution 2010-04 as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Barbara Pettit presented a list of surplus and junk equipment for approval. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the surplus and junk equipment as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower apprised the Board the delinquent accounts meeting the foreclosure criteria are continuing and requested approval to proceed with the additional costs. Discussion followed with the consensus Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower continue the foreclosures with the applicable costs.
Moving to Other Business Ken presented a request for Keli Bender to attend RRA training in Reno, Nevada October 25th-28th. It was the consensus of the Board Keli Bender attend the RRA training in Reno.
With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 20 minutes at 3:05 p.m. to discuss legal issues. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Paul Weaver announced a 10 minute extension at 3:25 p.m. The Board returned to Regular Session at 3:35 with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck requested approval to continue allowing water transfers throughout the District due to the earlier operation based on earlier water supply forecasts. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Larry Bland authorized water transfers throughout the KRD.
Upcoming Meetings: Aug. 4th TWSA Yakima
Aug. 25th YRBWEPIII Yakima
Aug. 27th Joint Board Yakima
The Summary Vouchers for June, 2010 expenses vouchers 33270-33380 in the sum of $202,663.98 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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