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Minutes of Regular Meeting
August 15, 2013
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session August 15, 2013. Directors in attendance were Chairman Paul Weaver, Vice Chairman Larry Bland, Fred Schnebly, Urban Eberhart and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Kevin Eslinger, Keli Bender, Roger Satnik, Kathleen Satnik, Janeice Jump, Jim Gibbons 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 9, 2013 meeting were approved with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
Deviating to New Business Jim Gibbons, Mitchell Reed Insurance, presented the 2013-2014 insurance proposal for review explaining the premium increase includes the changes and increases in coverage.
Returning to Old Business Ken Hasbrouck reported that the reservoir status is 107% of normal and the current diversion is 1,111 cfs. The KRD entitlement for September is 734 cfs and flip flop will start after Labor Day Weekend.
Kevin Eslinger presented a maintenance update explaining the maintenance on the South Cle Elum shop and buildings is nearing completion and the maintenance crews will be assisting with repairs and clean up at the Easton Dam. The excavator has been working at Naneum Creek Crossing under our HPA and will be moving logs from the hazardous tree removal onto KRD right-of-way on the main canal. Kevin continued explaining repairs from the Taylor Bridge fire are continuing.
Moving to KCWP Kathleen Satnik distributed water quality graphs and apprised the Board water quality sampling results indicate the water is cleaning up in most areas. Kathleen continued explaining the water quality results indicate a direct impact from the fire. Discussion followed regarding mitigating factors including rain events.
Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower apprised the Board the legal process continues on the accounts meeting the foreclosure criteria.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on the Integrated Plan.
Ken Hasbrouck presented updated information on the SB 13.8 project explaining
construction could start beginning next week.
Moving to New Business Ken Hasbrouck presented the Feasibility Investigation Agreement updating the KRD Conservation Plan for review and approval. Ken continued explaining CH2MHILL will be providing the engineering services and a cost share with USBR and DOE with KRD responsible for 10% of the total cost. Discussion followed with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approving the Feasibility Investigation Agreement. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck requested approval to surplus a 1 ton Chevrolet truck and Landa Pressure Washer and include them in the Kittitas County Surplus Auction. A motion from Fred Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland approved the Chevrolet truck and Landa Pressure Washer surplus and included in the Kittitas County Surplus Auction. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Other Business Ken Hasbrouck requested approval to purchase a new ditch rider truck. Discussion followed with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri that authorized purchasing a new ditch rider truck. The motion passed unanimously. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board of the estimated amount of KRD water used for the Colockum Tarps Fire.
Ken Hasbrouck requested input regarding archival or destruction of ditch rider
books from 1980 to current. Discussion followed with the recommendation from
Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower KRD follow the State Archives guidelines.
August 5th River Ops. Yakima
August 23rd Joint Board Yakima
With a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Fred Schnebly the Board moved
to Executive Session at 2:02 p.m. for 15 minutes to discuss Water Rights. The
motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:17 p.m.
with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed
The 2013-2014 insurance proposal of $78,524.00 from Mitchell Reed was approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for June, 2013 expenses vouchers #37281-37336 & 37338-37360 & 9900306-9900314 in the sum of $203,837.07 were approved with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. 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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