Office of Secretary Manager

Kittitas Reclamation District Board of Directors Meeting

August 9, 2016 Minutes

 

The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session on August 9, 2016. Attending the meeting were Division Number Three Director and Chairman Mr. Fred Schnebly, Division Number Five Director and Vice Chairman Mr. Paul Weaver, Division Number Four Director Mr. Larry Bland, Division Number One Director Mr. Mark Hansen, Division Number Two Director Mr. Ed Wakkuri, Secretary Manager Urban Eberhart, Legal Counsel Mr. Jeff Slothower, Assistant Manager Kevin Eslinger, Office Manager & Treasurer Barbara Pettit, Lands Clerk & RRA Specialist Keli Bender, Field Supervisor & Water Master Bob Main, Roza Irrigation District Manager Scott Revell and Janeice Jump landowner.

 

The Agenda was approved with the addition of Executive Session for reasons consistent with RCW 42.30.110(1) (b) and RCW 42.30.110(1) (i), (ii) and (iii) through a motion made by Mr. Bland and the second made by Mr.Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.

 

The minutes of the July 5, 2016 meeting were approved with a motion made by Mr. Weaver and the second made by Mr. Bland. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Under the agenda item Water Update, Mr. Main presented information on the USBR August 2016 system status report explaining storage is at 62% of capacity which is 97.8 % of average with precipitation at 55% of average for the month of July, 9% of average for the month of August and 114% of average year to date.

 

The next agenda item was Public Comment. No Public Comments were presented.

 

On the agenda item Maintenance Update, Mr. Main explained to the Board that the USBR recommendations are being completed at Easton Dam. Mowing, spraying and weed control continued during the month of July with some mechanical aquatic weed cleaning occurring.

 

The Secretary Managerís Activity Report was given. It contained updates on meetings that occurred during the month of July 2016.  It was reported that work continues on the Integrated Plan. Mr. Eberhart requested approval for travel to Washington D.C. September 12 through September16, 2016.  Mr. Eberhart presented an update on continued discussions regarding potential funding sources. Mr. Eberhart requested approval for funding of a video with Trout Unlimited in the amount of $3,750. A motion made by Mr. Weaver and the second made by Mr. Wakkuri approved travel to Washington D.C. and the funding of the video with Trout Unlimited. The motion passed unanimously.

 

On the agenda item 2016 Tributary Supplementation Mr. Main stated KRD is supplementing Manastash, Taneum, Tillman, Spex Arth, Little and Tucker Creeks with Project Water through the KRD system. Mr. Eberhart continued explaining the 2016 tributary supplementation will be water and budget neutral to KRD. 

 

The next agenda item was the North Branch Canal Lining Project. Mr. Eberhart apprised the Board the selection committee recommendation was to accept the Tetra Tech proposal and to enter into a Professional Services contract with them. A motion made by Mr. Hansen and the second made by Mr. Weaver authorized accepting the Tetra Tech proposal and entering into a $235,977 contract. The motion passed unanimously.

 

On the agenda item Rock Trap Project Mr. Eberhart presented information explaining Belsaas and Smith was the only bid received. A motion was made by Mr. Hansen and the second made by Mr. Bland to accept the Belsaas and Smith bid of $353,600 and enter into a contract for the Rock Trap Project. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Mrs. Pettit presented an update on delinquent accounts that have met the foreclosure criteria. Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower was directed to proceed with the foreclosure process.

 

The Board adjourned to Executive Session at 1:40 p.m. for 60 minutes Per RCW 42.30.110(1)(i), (ii), (iii) and RCW 42.30.110(1)(b) to discuss potential litigation and sale or lease of real estate with a motion made by Mr. Wakkuri and the second made by Mr. Weaver. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Schnebly announced a 30 minute extension at 2:40 p.m. Chairman Schnebly announced a 10 minute extension at 3:10 p.m. Chairman Schnebly announced a 5 minute extension at 3:20 p.m. The Board returned to Regular Session at 3:25 p.m. with a motion made by Mr. Weaver and the second made by Mr. Hansen. The motion passed unanimously.

 

The Summary Vouchers for the June 2016 expenses vouchers #40370-40449 in the sum of $220,267.66 were approved with a motion made by Mr. Hansen and the second made by Mr. 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.

 

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Mr. Schnebly KRD Board of Directors Chairman

 

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Mr. Eberhart KRD Secretary Manager