The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session on August 3, 2004. Directors in attendance were Chairman Urban Eberhart, Vice Chairman Jim Schnebly, Larry Bland, Brad Haberman and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Ben George, Janeice Jump, Rod Jovonovich, Doug Kuhn, Paul Green, Tina Webster, Roger Satnik, Kathleen Satnik, Barbara Pettit, Jack Carpenter and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.
The agenda was approved with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Brad Haberman. The motion passed unanimously.
Deviating to Saphire Skies Bridge Update Rod Jovonovich presented a new bridge design concept explaining it addresses CH2Mhill concerns and public safety issues. Saphire Skies was advised they cannot use a double culvert design as presented. It must be a single span design approved by the Bureau of Reclamation. Saphire Skies needs to submit plans to the Bureau of Reclamation Engineer. If the plans are approved by the Bureau of Reclamation Engineer and Dick Haapala, CH2Mhill engineer, the KRD Board would approved the plans. Discussion followed with a motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Ed Wakkuri authorized approving the Saphire Skies design if approved by the Bureau of Reclamation Engineer and Dick Haapala, CH2Mhill engineer. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the July 6, 2004 meeting were approved by a motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to water update Ken Hasbrouck presented updated water data from the USBR explaining a 2-3% increase to proratables is anticipated at the TWSA meeting. Discussion followed with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Brad Haberman to increase the allotment to 1.56 CFS with an estimated shut off date of September 28, 2004. The motion passed unanimously. Jack apprised the Board the Bureau of Reclamation may no longer require crop reports and requested input regarding continuing crop reports for the district. Discussion followed with the consensus KRD continue collecting the crop report data.
Paul Green presented a maintenance update explaining the Indian John fire caused undetermined damage to 1146 and the drainage piping located along the hillside. Discussion followed with the consensus damages be reported to the insurance company.
Kathleen presented updated information on the Water Quality Compliance Policy explaining clarification is needed regarding compliance as to whether it refers to an individual or a specific field. Kathleen distributed charts and graphs of preliminary water quality for 2004 to date.
Jack Carpenter presented updated information on the Stovall KRD assessed acres exchange explaining the meeting was cancelled by Mr. Stovall and it appears a deal is not that close.
Jack Carpenter presented updated information on the need for an O & M road at Scotts Dairy to Robinson Canyon Spill. Ben George addressed the Board stating he agrees there needs to be a road. Discussion followed with the recommendation Jack Carpenter meet with the Taneum Board to discuss an easement and the O & M road.
Jack Carpenter presented updated information on the Taneum Canal Company winter stock water. Ben George apprised the Board the Bureau of Reclamation and other agencies are working with Taneum Canal Company on a program to replace stock water from Taneum Creek with ground water.
Moving to County Subdivision Code Draft Update Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board a letter was sent to the Public Works Department with language included that would require the Planning Department to forward all land divisions no matter how they are created to water entities for review of water plans with certification by the water entity required prior to County approval.
Moving to New Business the Pat Minor Sec. 7 Twn. 18 Rng. 19 and Sid Marshall Sec. 35 Twn. 18 Rng. 19 were presented for approval subject to meeting the subdivision guidelines. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland approved the Pat Minor and Sid Marshall segregations subject to meeting the subdivision guidelines. The motion passed unanimously.
Jack Carpenter requested authorization for Barbara Pettit to attend the Washington Finance Officers Association Conference in Wenatchee September 21-24th. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Brad Haberman authorized Barbara Pettit attend the WFOA Conference. The motion passed unanimously.
Jack Carpenter presented information on the Taneum Canal company water rights/NRCS on farm system improvement program explaining KRD would need to manage and record the conserved creek water. KRD will need to see what additional work if any would be required prior to any management and bookkeeping agreements.
Ben George addressed the Board explaining the program and presented the board with a brief memo explaining the program. Mr. Carpenter noted that KRD had not agreed that they would do whatever would be required at no cost to Taneum Canal Company.
August 5th River Ops. USBR
August 18th WSWRA
August 25th Field Staff Mtg. KRD
August 27th Joint Board Yakima
Moving to Other Business Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board approximately 50 applications were received for the ditchrider position explaining Roberto Rivera was hired for the position.
The Directors monthly payroll vouchers were presented for signatures and checks distributed accordingly.
The Summary Vouchers for June expenses Vouchers #24255-24390 in the sum of $264,596.90 were presented for approval. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland approved the Summary Vouchers as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
All Business having been concluded the meeting adjourned.
Urban B. Eberhart Chairman
Jack W. Carpenter Secretary-Manager
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