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Minutes of Regular Meeting
August 5, 1997
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session on August 5, 1997. Directors in attendance were Chairman John Scott, Vice Chairman Laurin Mellergaard, Urban Eberhart and Paul Weaver. Also in attendance were Jack Carpenter, Barbara Pettit, Janeice Jump, Bob Main, Paul Green, Ed Armstrong, Dick Haapala and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.
A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Paul Weaver approved the Agenda with the addition of an Executive Session. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the July 1, 1997 meeting were approved as amended, with "intended" removed from "right-of-way/canal roads are not intended for residential/recreational purposes.", by a motion from Laurin Mellergaard and seconded by Urban Eberhart. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented a water update explaining storage control was announced effective July 21, 1997. Mr. Carpenter explained a water report was not received as Mr. Fanciullo is on vacation. Mr. Carpenter presented proposed personnel changes for the Yakima Bureau Office with no official appointments at this time.
Moving to Meeting Review Mr. Carpenter presented information on meetings attended. July 2, 1997 Mr. Carpenter attended the farewell reception for Brian Person. July 10, 1997 Jack Carpenter, Jim Schnebly, John Scott and Urban Eberhart met with Trend West to discuss water issues. July 11, 1997 Mr. Carpenter attended the Bureau of Reclamation River Operations meeting. July 15, 1997 Mr. Carpenter toured the KRD facilities with Hollis Pope and Brooks Brown, USBR Personnel, to review State Parks request for fencing along the horse trail located along Lake Easton and the fish screen facilities. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board July 15, 1997
Advanced Data Systems was dismissed from the Telemetry Demo Project explaining Roger Satnik is assuming the software responsibilities with support provided as needed. July 24, 1997 Mr. Carpenter met with Kittitas County Public Works Department regarding the Markovich Road bridge. July 25, 1997 Mr. Carpenter attended the Joint Board Meeting.
Mr. Carpenter circulated the thank you card for the flowers sent to Charles and Anne Landes on their 50th wedding anniversary.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board Trend West is having a scoping meeting for public comments on issues tonight at 7:00 p.m. with written comments accepted until August 29th. Mr. Carpenter distributed draft written comments for review and discussion. Discussion followed with the consensus KRD be represented at the meeting and the written comments be sent to the applicable persons.
Moving to New Business Mr. Carpenter presented the L.L.C. Catlin Crossing Permit with the recommendation the permit be approved with a 15 foot arch pipe or bridge. A motion from Laurin Mellergaard and seconded by Paul Weaver approved the permit with a 15 foot arch pipe or bridge per USBR specs. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented the Mike and Tina Morefield Crossing Permit with the recommendation the crossing be armored and marked with carsonite markers. A motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Laurin Mellergaard approved the crossing permit subject to armoring and marking as specified. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter distributed the revised General Guidelines for Subdivision With Irrigable Acreage explaining the revision addresses the use of KRD operation and maintenance roads as approved at the August 5, 1997 Board Meeting. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Laurin Mellergaard approved the July 2, 1997 Draft of the General Guidelines For Subdivisions With KRD Irrigable Acreage. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented a request from Jack Wheatly to place his communication facility in the KRD repeater house explaining the new repeater house was built in cooperation with the Bureau of Reclamation and has adequate space for additional equipment and a yearly fee should assessed to offset any expense with a suggestion of $150.00 per year. Discussion followed with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Laurin Mellergaard that Jack Wheatlys request be approved with a fee of $150.00 per year and the stipulation it be subject to yearly review. The motion passed unanimously.
The Adams Cluster Short Plat was presented with Mr. Carpenter explaining the requirements have been satisfied. Mr. Carpenter further explained one call has been received from Mark Baughman concerning water delivery to his property through the proposed plat. Mr. Adams has been notified of the concern and will address Mr. Baughmans concern. A motion from Laurin Mellergaard and seconded by Paul Weaver approved the Adams Cluster Short Plat with the stipulation Jim Schnebly review the Plat. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to District Tour Mr. Carpenter suggested the Board schedule a date for the annual District tour. Discussion followed with the recommendation Mr. Carpenter select at date in mid to late September and notify the Board accordingly.
Mr. Carpenter presented the Sparrow crossing permit explaining he recommends an 18 inch 125 lb. PVC. Discussion followed with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Laurin Mellergaard the Sparrow crossing permit be approved as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented the Richard Bellis crossing permit. Discussion followed with Mr. Carpenter explaining the crossing installation cannot interrupt the flow of water without approval from down gradient landowners. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Laurin Mellergaard approved the Bellis crossing permit as presented with the stipulation the installation cannot interrupt the flow of water. The motion passed unanimously.
Upcoming Meetings: August 5, 1997 Trend West Public Hearing
August 6, 1997 Water Quality - Sunnyside
August 7, 1997 Fish & Wildlife - KRD
August 8, 1997 River Operations Meeting-USBR
August 18, 1997 Taneum - Contractors
August 28, 1997 Joint Board
Moving to Other Business Mr. Carpenter presented pictures of an area on lateral 9.9 and apprised the Board High Valley Ranch has piped the tail end of the lateral and installed a structure without prior written approval with indications of verbal communications with the previous manager, Paul Davenport. The piping and structure are creating flooding and washout problems. Discussion followed with the recommendation Mr. Duncan needs to address the wastewater problem with KRD and Kittitas County.
Continuing under Other Business Mr. Carpenter distributed pictures of the car that was found submerged in the KRD canal explaining Kittitas County removed the car. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the USBR reduced the flows of Lake Kachess for a missing person search. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the USBR removed three motors from the Easton fish screens to be used at another location and will be replaced with the same quality motors. Mr Carpenter presented updated information on the Spider Manlift explaining negotiations continue with Spider and the search is continuing for information regarding any like facilities and equipment being used.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board there is a question on a small parcel of land in Easton, possibly U.S. Government property with an 1890 easement or right-of-way, and requested guidance explaining it is a seepage area and would like clarification as a Realtor is requesting a letter from KRD addressing seepage. Mr. Carpenter further explained all information has been forwarded to Ron Cochran, Yakima USBR Office.
The Board adjourned to executive session at 2:20 p.m for 30 minutes to discuss legal and personnel with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Laurin Mellergaard. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman John Scott announced a 30 minute extension at 2:50 p.m.. Dick Haapala, CH2MHILL entered the meeting at this time. Chairman John Scott announced a 30 minute extension at 3:20 p.m.. Chairman John Scott announced a 30 minute extension at 3:50 p.m.. Chairman John Scott announced a 30 minutes extension at 4:00 p.m.. With a motion from Laurin Mellergaard and seconded by Paul Weaver the Board returned to Regular Session. The motion passed unanimously.
With a motion from Laurin Mellergaard and seconded by Urban Eberhart the Vance Claim was denied and forwarded to the Insurance Company. The motion passed unanimously.
Summary Vouchers for the month of June, 1997 expenses Vouchers # 13185 & 13479-13552 & 13554-13577 & 13579-13610 in the sum of $140,938.53were presented for approval. A motion from Laurin Mellergaard and seconded by Paul Weaver approved the Summary Vouchers.
The Directors monthly payroll Vouchers were presented for signatures and checks distributed accordingly.
All Business having been concluded the meeting adjourned.
Jack W. Carpenter, Secretary-Manager
John Scott - Chairman
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