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Minutes of Regular Meeting

August 7, 2001

The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session on August 7, 2001. Directors in attendance were Chairman Larry Bland, Vice Chairman Ed Wakkuri, Urban Eberhart, Jim Schnebly and Brad Haberman. Also in attendance were Ben George, Matthew Yoo, Janeice Jump, Jack Carpenter, Carol Ready, Barbara Pettit and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.

The agenda was approved as presented with the addition of Stock Water under Other Business and an Executive Session.

The minutes of the July 10, 2001 meeting were approved as presented with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.

Deviating to New Business Matthew Yoo addressed the Board regarding a crossing permit for his property located adjacent to the South Cle Elum Creek Siphon Sec. 4 Twn. 19 Rng. 15. Mr. Yoo explained he has a single residence personal use crossing permit to access the property. Mr. Yoo explained he is now selling a small acreage to Paul Woodside and is requesting a single residence only crossing permit for access to the three-acre short plat. Mr. Yoo also stated that this would be the only platting of his property and that he would not make any further requests for residential access. Mr. Yoo continued explaining he would like to install a safety barrier fence around the siphon and would supply materials and assist with installation. Discussion followed with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Urban Eberhart approving the crossing permit as presented with the stipulation Mr. Yoo work with KRD personnel on the safety barrier and fence. Janeice Jump stated an objection to the approval stating she felt it was setting a precedence. The motion passed unanimously. Mr. Yoo left the meeting at this time.

Returning to Old Business Mr. Carpenter presented a water updated explaining the District has no water with the USBR and non consumptive water is being transported for liner protection and wheeled for Cascade Irrigation District, West Side Irrigating Co. and supply enhanced fish water for Taneum Creek and water for 1146. Mr. Carpenter discussed the possibility of an increase in allocation from the USBR explaining there are no managers/TWSA meetings scheduled at this time. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board he had been in contact with Ray Newkirk, DOE, regarding the reimbursement of purchased water for 2001 explaining the indication was monies should be available for reimbursement. Availability and requirements for DOE drought monies for conservation projects is uncertain at this time.

Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board there was a drowning Saturday on the Yakima River at the 1146 spill explaining the Sheriff’s Office requested 1146 be dewatered to facilitate search and recovery. Mr. Carpenter further explained the 1146 water was diverted through the KRD system and returned to 1146 on Sunday.

Continuing under Old Business Carol Ready presented information from KCWP on the grant applications submitted explaining the DOE Water Quality grant has placed on their draft list for funding and the BPA grant is getting good reviews and support from NWPPC, BPA and Governor Locke. Carol discussed setting a date for a tour of the District for Washington State elected officials. Discussion followed with Jim Schnebly suggesting late September.

Mr. Carpenter presented the Inter Local Agreement with Bull Canal Company for signatures.

Mr. Carpenter distributed the YRBWEP Water Conservation Plan Addendum #1 Preferred Alternative explaining the USBR is considering the Plan complete and is now requesting a SEPA to finalize the process. Discussion followed with the recommendation Mr. Carpenter contact the USBR requesting criteria requiring the SEPA.

Moving to New Business Mr. Carpenter distributed a letter from the USBR for identification of unneeded lands. Discussion followed with the letter referred to Legal Counsel.

Mr. Carpenter presented information on the BPA Infrared/video water temperature study on the Yakima River explaining the Joint Board has authorized Pat Monk to participate. Mr. Carpenter authorized Roger and Carol to participate.

Mr. Carpenter requested authorization payment of $40.00 registration fee for Barbara Pettit to attend the Washington Finance Officers Association/Washington State Auditor’s Office Grant Management training in Edmonds October 4, 2001. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri authorized payment of the $40.00 registration fee and Barbara Pettit attend the WFOA/SAO Grant Management Training in Edmonds October 4, 2001. The motion passed unanimously.

Upcoming Meetings:

Aug. 9th Oversight Yakima

Aug. 10th WSWRA KRD

Aug. 15th WSWRA Sunnyside

Aug. 31st Joint Board Yakima

Moving to Other Business Jim Schnebly apprised the Board he has had requests for tributary stock water delivery via some KRD laterals. The transporting of Cascade water in the North Branch Canal has interrupted the historical tributary stock water, which is normally available in some KRD laterals. Lengthy discussion followed with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Brad Haberman authorizing tributary stock water delivery in KRD laterals to location where tributary stock water has historically been available. The motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Carpenter presented the Emergency Cooperation Policy for signatures.

Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board there is a 90-day CD invested at 4.0%, which will mature on October 21st, and a 6-month CD invested at 4.9%, which will mature September 20th.

The Board adjourned to Executive Session at 2:10 p.m. for 20 minutes to discuss Legal Issues with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Brad Haberman. The motion passed unanimously. The Board adjourned to Regular Session at 2:30 p.m. with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Brad Haberman. The motion passed unanimously.

A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri authorized payment of the KRD’s portion of the 1905 water right transfers in the sum of $205.72. The motion passed unanimously.

The Summary Vouchers for June, 2001 expenses Vouchers #19619-19755 in the sum of $229,407.09 were presented for approval. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the Summary Vouchers as presented. 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

Jack W. Carpenter – Secretary-Manager


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