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Minutes of Regular Meeting
September 1, 2009
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session September 1, 2009. Directors in attendance were Chairman Jim Schnebly, Larry Bland, Urban Eberhart, Ed Wakkuri and Paul Weaver. Also in attendance were Janiece Jump, Jennifer Hackett, Kathleen Satnik, Roger Satnik, Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck and Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower.
The Agenda was approved as presented with the addition of Executive Session with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri the motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the August 11, 2009 meeting were approved with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the USBR reservoir status report explaining the reservoirs continuing above average with Flip-Flop scheduled to begin on September 8, 2009.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a maintenance update explaining all systems are running smoothly.
Moving to KCWP Update, Kathleen apprised the Board water quality is improving in some areas. Kathleen continued explaining KCWP booth for the Kittitas County Fair will be on basic water data for the Kittitas Valley.
Moving to Manastash Ditch Ken apprised the Board he attended a pre-construction meeting and site review for the fish screens explaining the bridge will require improvements to move equipment into the site. Ken advised the Board discussions are continuing. Ken apprised the Board any construction in the area of the KRD siphon will be inspected by Dick Haapala, CH2Mhill, with KRD reimbursed for engineering costs. Moving to the Bruton Ditch project Ken apprised the Board the State Highway Department approved changes in the pipe design for the piping under the freeway. Ken advised the Board any changes require KRD approval.
Moving to YRBWEP III Urban Eberhart presented updated information from meetings he and Ken are attending.
Moving to New Business the following segregations were presented for pre-approval: Jacqueline O'Connor Sec.19 Twn.20 Rng.14; Lorentz Jackson Sec. 8 Twn.18 Rng.18: Michael Jackson Sec. 8 Twn. 18 Rng.18; Christopher Theonnes Sec. 15 Twn.16 Rng.20; Richard Bellis Sec.17 Twn. 18 Rng.19. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Paul Weaver approved the segregations as presented subject to meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented an equipment list having no resale value for junking
and a 1973 Ford Dump Truck and 1986 GMC Pickup for surplus at the Kittitas County
Surplus Sale in October. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri
approved junking of the equipment and surplus vehicles for sale at the surplus
sale. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken presented a Letter of Renewal Coverage, Professional Services Contract and the Broker Fee Invoice in the sum of $5,000.00. Discussion followed with the consensus the $5,000.00 Broker fee was approved with the acceptance of the 2009-2010 insurance proposal and no action on the Professional Services Contract.
A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland approved payment of $8,925.00 for a 2002 Chev Pickup from State Surplus.
Barbara Pettit presented the delinquent accounts report. Discussion followed with the consensus Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower continue collection procedures on accounts meeting the foreclosure criteria.
Moving to Other Business Ken apprised the Board notification was received from the USBR that repairs are completed on the Keechelus Dam. Ken further apprised the Board the KRD Office will be closing at 12:00 p.m Friday September 4th. Ed Wakkuri advised the Board a landowner has expressed interest in a KRD owned acreage. Discussion followed. Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower will advice the Board of the process required to sell the property.
The Board adjourned to Executive Session at 1:45 p.m. for 20 minutes to discuss pending litigation with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Jim Schnebly announced a 10-minute extension at 2:05 p.m. Chairman Jim Schnebly announced a 10-minute extension at 2:15 p.m. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:25 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
Upcoming Meetings: Sept 8th YRBWEP Yakima
Sept. 9th River Ops. Yakima
Sept. 14th WRWG Yakima
Sept. 16th WSWRA Ephrata
Sept. 23rd YRBWEP Yakima
Sept. 25th Joint Board Yakima
The Summary Vouchers for May expenses vouchers 31804 & 31909-32016 in the sum of $152,735.40 were approved by a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul 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.
Jim Schnebly - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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