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Minutes of Regular Meeting
August 14, 2012
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session August 14, 2012. Directors in attendance were Chairman Ed Wakkuri, Fred Schnebly, Paul Weaver, Urban Eberhart and Larry Bland. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Kevin Eslinger, Keli Bender, Janiece Jump, Kathleen Satnik, Roger Satnik and Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower.
The Agenda was approved as presented with the addition of Executive Session with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the June 10, 2012 and July 18, 2012 meetings were approved with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the reservoir system status report explaining good carryover is anticipated. Ken continued explaining storage control was declared July 15, 2012 and September 6, 2012 is the estimated start of flip flop.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a maintenance update explaining the fencing of the back lot should be completed this week. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board the Taylor Bridge fire has caused an unknown amount of damage including bridges, railings, walk planks and timbers clogging siphons. Ken further apprised the Board some of the Swauk house outbuildings were destroyed. The insurance company has been notified and the damage assessment will continue.
Moving to KCWP Update Kathleen Satnik presented information from the July 12, 2012 KCWP meeting with Department of Ecology. Kathleen continued explain they discussed extending the TMDL and the future of monitoring and compliance activities in the Kittitas Valley.
Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board there is no update on the Bruton, Taneum and Manastash.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on YRBWEPIII explaining a funding proposal is being prepared for presentation in Washington D.C. on September 16,17and 18, 2012 and requested approval for reimbursement of travel expenses. A motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland authorized reimbursement of travel expenses for Urban Eberhart as requested. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the Personnel Practices and Procedures Manual for review and comment. Discussion followed with Ken Hasbrouck apprising the Board the Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual will be referenced in the Union Contract. Discussion followed with the consensus no action be taken at this time. Ken apprised the Board the Union has requested the 2011 financial statements. Discussion followed with the consensus the 2011 financial statements be provided to the Union with a notice that they are unaudited and subject to change.
Moving to New Business Barbara Pettit presented a banking proposal from U.S. Bank for review and discussion. Discussion followed with the consensus KRD accept the proposal to continue banking services with U.S. Bank.
Ken Hasbrouck presented 2012-2013 liability insurance payment in the sum of $72,983.00 for approval. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Paul Weaver approved the liability insurance payment as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Other Business Ken Hasbrouck presented the new signs, with language prepared by Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower, to be posted on the Manastash Trail. Barbara Pettit distributed financial reports through July, 2012. Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower addressed the Board regarding the foreclosure procedure on the accounts meeting the criteria. Discussion followed with the consensus Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower proceed with the foreclosure procedure.
Upcoming Meetings: Aug. 6th River Ops Yakima
Aug. 16th KCWP Board KRD
Aug. 31st Joint Board Yakima
With a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 15 minutes at 1:43 p.m. to discuss Aquavella Water Rights Adjudication. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 1:58 p.m. with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for April expenses vouchers # & 36084-36185 and 9900127-9900134 in the sum $257,551.65 were approved with a motion from Paul Weaver 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.
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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