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Minutes of Regular Meeting
September 2, 2008
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session September 2, 2008. Directors in attendance were Chairman Urban Eberhart, Larry Bland, Jim Schnebly, Ed Wakkuri and Paul Weaver. Also in attendance were Janeice Jump, Jennifer Hackett, David Child, Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Kathleen Satnik, Keli Bender and Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower.
The Agenda was approved as presented with the addition of Executive Session with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the September 2, 2008 meeting were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the reservoir status report explaining storage capacity is at 142% of average which is above average with an estimate for a good carry over. Ken apprised the Board Flip-Flop begins September 3, 2008.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a maintenance update explaining a wet spot was found and repaired on the extension on the South Branch
Moving to KCWP Update, Jim Schnebly apprised the Board the 319-grant proposal was approved by the KCWP Board with the stipulation costs not reimbursed by the grant will be reimbursed by KCWP. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland approved the DOE 319 grant proposal as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to land reclassification Keli apprised the Board there appears to be confusion on the USBR policy on land reclassification. Keli continued explaining policy clarification has been requested.
Moving to Manastash Update, Ken Hasbrouck presented updated information from the Manastash consolidation-screening project explaining USBR personnel toured the area where permanent easements are proposed. Ken continued explaining a funders tour is scheduled for September 8, 2008.
David Child entered the meeting at this time. David Child addressed the Board explaining he is the new fish biologist for the Yakima Basin Joint Board and his job is to serve and represent the irrigation interest in the Yakima Basin.
Moving to New Business the following segregations were presented for pre-approval subject to meeting the general guideline: Paul Collette Sec. 1 Twn. 16 Rng. 19; Molly Stone Sec. 8 Twn. 18 Rng. 19; Donald Colby Sec. 32 Twn. 18 Rng. 20 and Laurin Mellergaard Sec. 32 Twn. 18 Rng. 19. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Paul Weaver approved the segregations as presented subject to meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a draft letter from the Joint Board. Ken continued explaining the letter is a response to the Yakima River Basin Restoration Act Funding Plan. Discussion followed with the consensus KRD support the Joint Board letter.
Legal Counsel Jeff Slowthower presented an update on delinquent accounts explaining additional fees will be added for legal fees and applicable filing fees.
Moving to Other Business Ken Hasbrouck presented updated information on the
USBR Easton Dam Comprehensive Facility Review. Ken explained the USBR is continuing
with the 2010 date for completion of the Easton Dam recommendations. Ken apprised
the Board he received the 2009 O & M estimate in the sum of $322,000.00.
Ken apprised the Board work is nearing completion on the Swauk House. Ken apprised
Jim Schnebly his Board position is up in January, 2009.
With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 15 minutes at 1:48 p.m. to discuss legal matters. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:03 with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
Upcoming Meetings: Sept. 4th River Ops. Yakima
Sept. 15-16th County Courthouse
Sept. 24th WSWRA Tieton Irr.
Sept. 26th Joint Board Yakima
The Summary Vouchers for August expenses Vouchers 30514-30516 & 30517- 30534 -30571 in the sum of $71,733.29 were approved with 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.
Urban Eberhart - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary-Manager
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