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Minutes of Regular Meeting
September 2, 1997
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session on September 2, 1997. Directors in attendance were Chairman John Scott, Vice Chairman Laurin Mellergaard, Jim Schnebly and Urban Eberhart. Also in attendance were Jack Carpenter, Janeice Jump, Ben George, Don Simmons and Dick Haapala and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.
The minutes of the August 5, 1997 meeting were approved by a motion from Laurin Mellergaard and seconded by Urban Eberhart. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented a water update explaining the reservoirs are at 67% with spilling at 1146 for Flip Flop.
Moving to Meeting Review Mr. Carpenter presented information on meetings attended. August 7, 1997 Mr. Carpenter met with Mark Peske, Fish & Wildlife, at the Taneum Headworks to view rip-rap work needed. August 8, 1997 Mr. Carpenter attended the USBR River Operations Meeting. August 12, 1997 Mr. Carpenter met and toured the Bristol Slide area with Dick Haapala and Ken Green, CH2MHILL. August 18, 1997 Mr. Carpenter met with contractors at the Taneum Headworks with the bid awarded to Mikes Rental Machinery for $5,998.00. Mr. Carpenter attended Joint Board on August 28, 1997.
Mr. Carpenter suggested October 2, 1997 as a date for the KRD-Landowner tour beginning at 8:00 a.m. and discussed the proposed schedule with return to the office at 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board he has scheduled 2 14 passenger vans. Mr. Carpenter apprised the tour will be published in the paper.
Moving to Spider Manlift Update Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board Spider is being contacted on a regular basis explaining modifications on Unit 1 have been completed. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the decision has been made to inspect the syphon accessing only the vertical access at the block house with the inspection scheduled for October 20-24th. Mr. Carpenter explained discussion with Spider indicate Unit 2 will require starting from the beginning making it very expensive. As soon as the cost estimates are available on Unit 2 a decision will be necessary to continue with estimates or return Unit 2 to functional condition and operational as originally agreed.
Moving to New Business, Mr. Carpenter presented an Applicant Agent Resolution from FEMA designating Jack Carpenter as Agent for the Kittitas Reclamation District for the 1997 Snow Damage for signatures. A motion form Jim Schnebly and seconded by Urban Eberhart approved the FEMA Resolution. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented information on the NWRA Conference November 4-7, 1997 in New Mexico. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Laurin Mellergaard approved Jack Carpenter attend the NWRA Conference. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented a $100.00 membership request from NWRA Irrigation & Conservation Caucus. Discussion followed with the consensus further information be requested.
Mr. Carpenter presented the Union request explaining this is the year to negotiate a three year contract for wording and wages. Paul Weaver and Laurin Mellergaard were appointed to the negotiating committee. Discussion followed with the recommendation the committee report at the October meeting.
September 3, 1997 USBR Dive Team Easton
September 3, 1997 Trendwest/EIS KRD
September 4, 1997 Trendwest Palace
September 5, 1997 River Ops. USBR
September 10, 1997 Trendwest/Roza/SVID USBR
September 15-18 Wenatchee Tour Wenatchee
September 26, 1997 Joint Board Yakima
Moving to Other Business Mr. Carpenter distributed a fall maintenance task list.
Continuing under Other Business Mr. Carpenter presented a request from Roger Jenkin to take him from 2 assessed acres to one assessed acre explaining a survey has been completed with .74 acre and KRD old soil maps are inconclusive and the KRD GIS digitized maps show .669 acre. Mr. Carpenter further apprised the Board Mr. Jenkin is delinquent for 1995, 1996 & 1997. Discussion followed with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Urban Eberhart approved an adjustment to Roger Jenkin assessed acreage from 2 assessed acres to 1 assessed acre beginning with 1995. The motion passed unanimously.
Summary Vouchers for the month of July, 1997 Vouchers # 13187 & 13617-13680 & 13682-13704 & 13706-13737 in the sum of $108,811.26 were presented for approval. A motion form Laurin Mellergaard and seconded by Urban Eberhart approved the Summary Vouchers. The motion passed unanimously.
The Directors monthly payroll Vouchers were presented for signatures and checks distributed accordingly.
The Board adjourned to Executive Session at 2:00 p.m. for 1 hour to discuss Legal Issues with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Jim Schnebly. Chairman John Scott announced a 1 hour extension at 3:00 p.m.. The Board returned to Regular Session at 4:00 p.m. with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Laurin Mellergaard. The motion passed unanimously.
All Business having been concluded the meeting adjourned.
Jack W. Carpenter, Secretary-Manager
John Scott - Chairman
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