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Minutes of Regular Meeting
August 11, 1998
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session on August 11, 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 and Barbara Pettit and Janeice Jump.
A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland approved the agenda with the addition of an executive session. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the July 7, 1998 meeting were approved as amended with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Urban Eberhart. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Water Update Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the Bureau of Reclamation projection continues to be for a 100% water year. Discussion followed with Mr. Carpenter requesting authorization for water transfers between rides including into the Badger Pocket area with the stipulation no water stacking be allowed.. Discussion followed with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Urban Eberhart to allow water transfers between rides 2,3,4 & 5 including the Pump Ditch with the stipulation of no water stacking.
Moving to Meeting Review Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board he attended the Trendwest Meeting on July 7, 1998. July 8, 1998 Mr. Carpenter, Jim Schnebly and Paul Weaver met with David Moseley to discuss Ellensburg City Hall relocation. July 9, 1998 Mr. Carpenter attended the River Operations meeting and the Tri County Water Resource Agency meeting. July 16, 1998 Mr. Carpenter met with Phil Bloom to discuss proposed engineering projects. July 22, 1998 Mr. Carpenter attended the Tri County Water Resource Agency meeting. July 31, 1998 Mr. Carpenter attended the Join Board meeting.
Mr. Carpenter requested comments on the Pre Draft of the Comprehensive Plan.
Mr. Carpenter distributed a letter of invitation from Max Benitz, Chairman of the Tri County Water Resource Agency, to have a KRD representative sit on the Planning Unit. Discussion followed with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by John Scott that KRD participate in the Planning Unit of the Tri County Water Resource Agency. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Eberhart apprised the Board this is a transition phase with the Tri County Water Resource Agency operating in place of the Watershed Council. Mr. Carpenter requested the Board appoint a representative to the Tri County Water Resource Agency. Chairman Paul Weaver appointed Urban Eberhart to serve on the Tri County Water Resource Agency Planning Unit.
Moving to Taneum Hydro Update Mr. Carpenter distributed a letter of recommendation for Roger Bryenton and the annual report with information from West Kootney Power Limited. Mr. Carpenter requested detailed financial and operational information from Mr. Breyenton. Mr. Bryenton again explained he would be uncomfortable providing that information. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board Mr. Bryenton stated they had reclaimed 100% of their investment the first year of operation.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board he received a call from Dave Moseley, City of Ellensburg, explaining the City is pursuing other options for their relocation and if they do not work out they may be in contact.
Moving to New Business Mrs. Pettit apprised the Board a 6 month CD at U.S. Bank will mature on August 17, 1998 and presented CD interest rates effective for August 11, 1998 explaining new rates will be requested on August 17, 1998. Discussion followed with the recommendation the CD be reinvested with U.S. Bank for the 10 month quote unless rates change significantly.
Mr. Carpenter presented an Access Permit from Mack and Tina Lin Sec. 5 Twn. 19 Rng. 15 for residential access via KRD canal road. Mr. Carpenter explained there is no other access to the property. A motion from John Scott and seconded by Larry Bland approved the crossing permit as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented a permit for the Clint Dunn Syphon Sec. 34 Twn. 20 Rng. 15. Mr. Carpenter explained they have installed a water tank near the 13.6 lateral explaining they need to put a syphon turn out with a flow meter to fill the water tank. A motion from John Scott and seconded by Jim Schnebly approved the permit as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented information on the proposed I-90 truck passing lane which will cross over the Newman Syphon. Mr. Carpenter explained he submitted comments to Washington State Department of Transportation and the Bureau of Reclamation requesting Bureau of Reclamation be included.
Moving to the USBR/Morris Ubelacker "Critical Reaches" Mr. Carpenter requested Mr. Eberhart present an update. Mr. Eberhart explained Jim Esgot presented an update at the Joint Board explaining this was being sent out as a request for funding which was a method used for getting the information distributed. Mr. Eberhart further explained this information would be worked into the Jack Stanford proposal. Mr. Eberhart explained both proposals are under review by experts, hired by the Joint Board.
August 4-8, 1998 NWRA Western Water Seminar Montana
August 6, 1998 River Operations Yakima
August 12, 1998 Research Contracts Mtg. Yakima
August 20, 1998 TCWRA Prosser
August 21, 1998 Industry Meeting Yakima
August 28, 1998 Joint Board Yakima
September 2, 1998 Congressional Field Hearing Pasco
Moving to Other Business Mr. Carpenter distributed a request from Enzo Goren regarding information on a 1940's Medical Study. Mr. Carpenter distributed an article about Keith Wolf, Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, from the Yakima Herald Republic. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board Bob Johnson has requested approval to move the KRD repeater from the current County Repeater Facility location to a new location on Lookout Mountain in conjunction with KITCOM explaining it would provide better coverage with emergency generator backup. KRD would also allow KITCOM to install a "Rack" of equipment at KRDs Passmore Repeater Facility location.
Chairman Paul Weaver discussed a retirement function for Laurin Mellergaard. Discussion followed with the recommendation Mr. Mellergaard be contacted and a date be selected.
A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by John Scott adjourned the Board to Executive Session for 20 minutes at 1:55 p.m. to discuss legal matters. The motion passed unanimously.
The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:15 p.m. with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by John Scott. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for the month of June, 1998 expenses, Vouchers #14737 & 14780 & 15062-15125 & 15061 & 15126-15151 & 15153-15183 in the sum of $162,499.35 were presented for approval. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by John Scott approved the Summary Vouchers a 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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