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Minutes of Regular Meeting
August 3, 1999
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session on Tuesday, August 3, 1999. Directors in attendance were Chairman Urban Eberhart, Jim Schnebly, Larry Bland and John Scott. Also in attendance were Janeice Jump, Ben George, Barbara Pettit, Jack Carpenter and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.
A motion from John Scott and seconded by Larry Bland approved the agenda with the addition of Old Business #8 Comp. Plan/FIT Team Update and an Executive Session for Legal Issues. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the July 6, 1999 meeting were approved by a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by John Scott. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to water update Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board a good carryover is projected and the early shutoff date proposed by KRD to facilitate the canal lining project will be discussed in conjunction with the Flip Flop operation at the River Ops. Meeting scheduled for tomorrow at the Bureau of Reclamation. Mr. Carpenter explained his recommendation will be that the KRD canal not be utilized for flip flop which would increase the possibility of rationing to KRD landowners. KRD has tentative plans for an early shutoff and KRD landowners should not be impacted by flip flop.
Moving to Meeting Update Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board he participated in the Washington Association of Conservation Districts Salmon Program in Leavenworth on July 7th, July 8th Dick Haapala, CH2Mhill and Mr. Carpenter represented KRD at the FIT Team meeting in Yakima, July 21st Mr. Carpenter attended the WSWRA meeting in Pasco, July 22nd Mr. Carpenter participated in the KCWP agenda work session at the KRD office, July 27th Mr. Carpenter hosted a pre-construction site tour of the liner project, July 28th Mr. Carpenter attended the TRWRA meeting in Prosser, July 29th Mr. Carpenter attended the Joint Board tour of Lake Keechelus and the KCWP meeting at Sterling Savings, July 30th Mr. Carpenter attended the Joint Board meeting.
Mr. Eberhart presented a Tri County Water Resource Agency update explaining the TCWRA Board hired EES for the feasibility study of the planning process.
Mr. Carpenter presented a KCWP update explaining the July meeting had low attendance. Mr. Carpenter explained Dick Bain presented his triage approach to salmon issues.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the KRD Liner Project pre-construction tour was well attended. Mr. Carpenter explained 53 project plans have been distributed. Mr. Carpenter further explained bids are due in the KRD office by 5 p.m. August 11th. Mr. Carpenter explained he will be in Colorado at the NWRA Conference on August 11th and recommended Mrs. Pettit open the bids on the morning of August 12th and forward the lowest three bids to Dick Haapala for further review and notify Board members with the bid information.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board he received a copy of the draft EIS from the Mountain Star Master Planned Resort. Discussion followed with the recommendation additional copies of the draft EIS and summary be requested.
Moving to New Business Mr. Carpenter presented a Plat from Roger Sparks/Second Century Farms Sec.1,2 & 11 Twn. 17 Rng. 17. Mr. Carpenter explained the appropriate language is on the face of the plat and all KRD requirements have been satisfied. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Jim Schnebly approved the Plat as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented a crossing permit from Bobby Kennedy Sec. 13 Twn. 18 Rng.18. Discussion followed with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by John Scott the crossing permit be approved as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board a 6-month CD will mature on August 15, 1999. Mrs. Pettit apprised the Board the CD rates will increase approximately 1% if the amount is increased to $500,000.00. Mrs. Pettit discussed the current investments explaining KRD investments are currently invested in three banking locations. Discussion followed with the recommendation the Board be provided with updated CD rates along with Liner Project bids.
August 4th River Ops. USBR Yakima
August 5th Managers Meeting Sunnyside
GAO Audit of USBR
August 9-13th NWRA Durango, Colorado
August 18th WSWRA Yakima
August 26th TCWRA Yakima
August 27th Joint Board Yakima
August 31st WSWRA KRD
September 1st IOP Yakima
September 2nd IOP Yakima
Moving to Other Business Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board Lauren Belsaas has announced his retirement effective September 1, 1999. Mr. Carpenter further explained the job opening will be posted in accordance to the Union Contract.
The Board adjourned to Executive Session at 2:16 p.m. for 15 minutes to discuss legal issues with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by John Scott. The motion passed unanimously. With a motion from John Scott and seconded by Larry Bland the Board returned to Regular Session at 1:41 p.m. The motion passed unanimously.
A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by John Scott authorized Legal Counsel John Gilreath to draft a complaint against Flow International and Safe Works, Inc. to receive contract money back and money for an operational unit.
Summary Vouchers for the month of June 1999 expenses Vouchers #16192-16194 & 16544-16666 in the sum of $136,460.27 were presented for approval. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by John Scott approved the Summary Vouchers as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
The Directors monthly Payroll Vouchers were presented for signature and checks distributed accordingly.
All business having been concluded the meeting adjourned.
Jack W. Carpenter Secretary-Manager
Urban Eberhart Chairman
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