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Minutes of Special Meeting
September 24, 2015
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Special Session September 24, 2015. Directors in attendance were Chairman Ed Wakkuri , Vice Chairman Fred Schnebly, Paul Weaver, Mark Hansen and Larry Bland. Also in attendance were Keli Bender, Bob Main, Roger Satnik, Kevin Eslinger, Urban Eberhart, Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower, Brent Mellergaard and Mark Charlton.
With a motion from Paul Weaver and the second by Fred Schnebly approved the agenda as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Urban Eberhart presented an overview of the preliminary 2016 water forecast explaining the 2015 carryover in the reservoirs is projected to be 200,000 acre feet lass than last year when we go into the winter. If we received the same type of a winter as we did last winter with that amount of carryover the proratable supply for 2016 would be 27%. That amount of water would not be sufficient to operate the District in a manner that would complete the growing of the first cutting of hay. Urban Eberhart continued explaining the proposed Kachess Drought Relief Pumping Plant project could provide KRD enough additional water to operate the District to allow for the first cutting of hay. Lengthy discussion followed.
With a motion from Paul Weaver and the second by Larry Bland the Board adjourned to Executive Session at 9:44 a.m. for 30 minutes to pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(i)(iii) to evaluate the legal risks of a proposed action and such other business as may be required. The motion passed unanimously. Mark Charlton and Brent Mellergaard left the meeting at this time.
Chairman Ed Wakkuri announced a 10 minute extension at 10:16 a.m.
The Board returned to Regular Session at 10:26 with a motion from Paul Weaver and the second by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
With a motion from Paul Weaver and the second by Larry Bland a Resolution Declaring an Emergency was approved as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
A motion was made by Larry Bland and the second by Fred Schnebly approving paying 45% of the cost of participation in Kachess Drought Relief Pumping Plant Feasibility Study. The motion passed unanimously.
All Business having been concluded the meeting adjourned.
Ed Wakkuri - Chairman
Urban B. Eberhart - Secretary Manager
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