Office of Secretary
Minutes of Regular Meeting
August 2, 2005

The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session on August 2, 2005. Directors in attendance were Chairman Jim Schnebly, Vice Chairman Larry Bland, Urban Eberhart, Brad Haberman and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Janeice Jump, Ben George, Paul Green, Bob Main, Roger Satnik, Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.

A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland approved the agenda with the addition of an Executive Session. The motion passed unanimously.

The minutes of the July 12, 2005 meeting were approved by a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.

Moving to Water Update Bob Main apprised the Board KRD should operate until Augusts 10th - 11th based on the current water data from the Bureau of Reclamation. Ken Hasbrouck confirmed all calculations when comparing USBR and KRD records point to August 10th - 11th. Discussion followed regarding stock water with the consensus natural flow stock water historically located above the canal will continue to be passed through and will be determined on a case by case basis. Ken apprised the Board the USBR has requested KRD carry water for Taneum, Cascade Irrigation District and Wipple Wasteway. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board additional information on the amounts requested will be provided as soon as available.

Paul Green presented a maintenance update explaining work is in progress on the Easton Dam. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board the recommendations from the Bureau Periodic Facility Review of Easton Dam is complete with a written report to follow. Certain items identified in the review will be addressed as soon as possible with major items identified for completion by 2010, date of the next scheduled review.

Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board the offer on the used mower was accepted and the mower is in operation.

Moving to KCWP Update Roger apprised the Board the TMDL interim target testing requested by DOE is not a requirement for KCWP. Roger continued explaining the testing schedule and responsibilities are still to be determined by DOE.

Ken Hasbrouck presented the updated Puget Sound Energy Easement for review and signature explaining the easement has been reviewed by Legal Counsel John Gilreath.

Moving to New Business the Sullivan Sec. 8 Twn. 17 Rng. 20; Sirrine Sec. 4 Twn. 18 Rng. 17; Krueger Sec.31 Twn. 19 Rng 18.; Guyot Sec.4 Twn.17 Rng. 20; and Vanderbilt Sec. 3 Twn.18 Rng.19 land divisions were presented for approval subject to meeting the general guidelines. A motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the land divisions as presented subject to meeting the general guidelines and with the stipulation assessments are current. The motion passed with Urban Eberhart abstaining.

Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board the City of Ellensburg Fire Department preformed an inspection on KRD facilities with items requiring improvement. Ken continued explaining corrections have been completed on the required items.

Ken Hasbrouck presented the proposed KRD logo for review and discussion. Discussion followed with the consensus the proposed logo be approved as the new KRD logo.

Upcoming Meetings:

August 3rd River Ops. Yakima

Moving to Other Business Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board the Bureau of Reclamation is requesting a meeting to discuss the Wallace Ranch Letter. Discussion followed with recommendation the meeting be schedule for October 5th or 6th. Barbara Pettit apprised the Board State Archives personnel visited KRD and reviewed documents and information for possible destruction and archival value. Barbara Pettit continued explaining there are grants available for scanning of archival information and there are items they are interested in transferring to State Archives.
The destruction or transferring of all records requires signed authorization by KRD officials in compliance with records retention laws.
Barbara Pettit apprised the Board the Audit is complete and an exit conference is tentatively set for 8:30 a.m. on August 11th.

The Board adjourned to Executive Session at 1:40 p.m. for 20 minutes to discuss mediation with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Brad Haberman. The motion passed unanimously.

The board returned to Regular Session at 1:50 p.m. 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.

The Summary Vouchers for June expenses Vouchers #26057-26176 in the sum of $162,934.03 were approved by a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Brad Haberman. The motion passed unanimously.

All Business having been concluded the meeting adjourned.

Jim Schnebly - Chairman

Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager

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