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Minutes of Regular Meeting
August 2, 2011
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session August 2, 2011. Directors in attendance were Chairman Larry Bland, Jim Schnebly, Paul Weaver and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Keli Bender, Ken Hasbrouck, Roger Satnik, Janiece Jump, Paul Green 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 Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the July 13, 2011 were approved with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the reservoir system status report explaining storage control was effective July 23rd. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board Keechelus is being drawn down to allow for scheduled freeway construction. Ken apprised the Board the KRD is running between 1,080 to 1,100 cfs.
Paul Green apprised the Board the system is operating smoothly.
Moving to KCWP Update, Roger Satnik reported no significant changes to report in water quality. Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower apprised the Board that Joint Board is talking about a fall tour in Kittitas County and suggested they contact Roger Satnik or Kathleen Satnik for information on the Reecer Creek Project.
Ken Hasbrouck presented updated information explaining work continues on the Bruton contract.
Ken Hasbrouck presented updated information on the Upper County DWRP and YRBWEP.
Moving to New Business Ken Hasbrouck requested approval for the payment of a Ford F150 4x4 pickup for a total of $27,350.80. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver authorized payment in the sum of $27,350.80. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a crossing permit for Krough/Morton Sec. 5 Twn. 19 Rng. 16. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Jim Schnebly approved the crossing permit as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to delinquent accounts Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower apprised the Board foreclosure proceeding are continuing on all accounts meeting the foreclosure criteria.
Barbara Pettit distributed an investment update explaining interest rates are dropping on investment of government funds. Discussion followed with the recommendation to check investment options with all banks where we currently have investments. Barbara Pettit continued explaining investments may be needed to meet the expenses until second half assessment are collected. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board unexpected costs have impacted the budget.
Moving to Other Business Ken presented information on Yakama Indian Nation studies of Pacific Northwest Lampray in the Yakima River Basin.
Continuing under Other Business Ken Hasbrouck presented information on the John Wayne Trail location by the Johnson Siphon. Ken continued explaining there is more bicycle and foot traffic using the KRD canal road to access the Trail. Discussion followed with the recommendation State Park Service be notified to direct people off KRD property and post no trespassing signs.
Barbara Pettit apprised the Board the 2011-2012 Insurance renewal date is September 1, 2011. Discussion followed with the consensus the renewal rates will be distributed to the Board as soon as they are available.
Upcoming Meetings: August 3rd River Ops. Yakima
August 26 DWRP
August 26 Joint Board Yakima
With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 10 minutes at 1:30 p.m. to discuss Personnel the motion passed unanimously. Chairman Larry Bland announced a 20 minute extension at 1:40 p.m. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:00 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for April expenses vouchers 34706- & 34817 and 9900049-9900052 the sum $427,665.43 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.
Larry Bland - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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