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Minutes of Regular Meeting
August 12, 2008
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session August 5, 2008. Directors in attendance were Chairman Urban Eberhart, Larry Bland, Jim Schnebly, Ed Wakkuri and Paul Weaver. Also in attendance were Janeice Jump, Ben George, Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Brenda Nass 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 July 1, 2008 meeting were approved with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the reservoir status report explaining storage capacity is at 76% which is above average with an estimate for a good carry over. Ken apprised the Board storage control was announced effective July 8, 2008.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a maintenance update explaining the North Branch canal in the Hayward Hill area developed a wet area. Following assessment of the wet area by Dick Haapala, CH2Mhill, the recommended maintenance was completed.
Moving to KCWP Update, Brenda Nass presented updated water quality data and apprised the Board the 319 grant proposal negotiations continue with DOE.
Moving to land reclass Ken apprised the Board he met with Ron Axtman regarding his request for reclassification of his land to irrigable. Ken continued explaining Ron Axtman continues to be interested in reclassification of his land and explained he will be notified when the process becomes available.
Moving to Manastash Update, Ken Hasbrouck presented updated information from the Manastash consolidation-screening project explaining work is schedule to start in September.
Moving to New Business the following segregations were presented for pre-approval subject to meeting the general guideline: Jerry Phillips Sec. 16 Twn. 16 Rng. 20 and Craig Duncan Sec. 7 Twn. 17 Rng. 18. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the segregations as presented subject to meeting the general guidelines.
Barbara Pettit presented an update on delinquent accounts. Discussion followed with the recommendation Legal Counsel continues the collection process.
Barbara Pettit presented information on a CD maturing at Sterling Savings. Discussion followed with the consensus the CD be invested at Sterling for 90 days.
Ken requested approval for a $325.00 Registration Fee for Barbara Pettit to attend the WFOA Conference in Yakima September 17th -19th. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Jim Schnebly approved the request as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board the Glover LID was paid in full on July 31, 2008.
Moving to Other Business Ken Hasbrouck presented updated information on the Swauk House explaining Ron Jarmin is no longer a KRD employee and has moved from the house. Ken continued explaining the house needs significant maintenance including paint, carpet and appliances.
With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 15 minutes at 1:55 p.m. to discuss legal matters. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Urban Eberhart announced a 5-minute extension at 2:10 p.m. Chairman Urban Eberhart announced a 10-minute extension at 2:15 p.m. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:25 with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
Upcoming Meetings: Aug. 7th River Ops. Yakima
Aug. 18th Wallace Ranch Yakima
Aug. 21st WSWRA Sunnyside
Aug. 22nd Joint Board Yakima
The Summary Vouchers for June and July expenses Vouchers 30343-30407-30517 in the sum of $408,000.95 were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. 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.
Urban Eberhart - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary-Manager
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