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Minutes of Regular Meeting
September 3, 2002
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District me in Regular Session September 3, 2002. Directors in attendance were Chairman Ed Wakkuri, Vice Chairman Brad Haberman, Larry Bland, Jim Schnebly and Urban Eberhart. Also in attendance were Janeice Jump, Terry Davis, Jack Carpenter, Barbara Pettit and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.
The Agenda was approved with the addition of an Executive Session with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Brad Haberman. The motion passed unanimously.
The Minutes of the August 6, 2002 meeting were approved by a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Brad Haberman. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented a water update explaining the Joint Board will be hosting a tour of Keechelus Dam, Kachees and Cle Elum on September 25, 2002 and requested Board members attending to let him know as soon as possible. Mr. Carpenter apprised the USBR Flip Flop operation will be starting September 6, 2002. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board he has requested USBR O&M reimbursement invoices be submitted with the KRD overhead computed at 30%. Mr. Carpenter explained that as of this date USBR has not responded to KRDs request to bill at the 30% overhead rate. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board Bob Johnson advises there are devices that could be installed at the Pumping Plant to detect electrical interruptions for approximately $2,500.00. Discussion followed with the consensus it be presented for the 2003 budget. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board with the cooler nights, decrease in evaporation and decreased demand, KRD will be slowly ramping down the diversion. Legal Counsel John Gilreath apprised the Board the Tribe has withdrawn its Motion for Preliminary Injunction and filed a Summary Judgement motion on Keechelus Dam.
Moving to KCWP Update Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board Carol Ready will be preparing the guidelines and procedures on handling of water quality issues by the Kittitas County Conservation District and the Kittitas County Water Purveyors. Mr. Carpenter further explained once the KCWP/KCCD guidelines and procedures are adopted irrigation districts could proceed with individual district guidelines. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board Carol Ready has the Waterline ready for mailing.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the Skyhook Pipeline contractor tour was held on August 15th with a follow-up letter sent to contractors addressing questions asked during the tour. Mr. Carpenter explained bids are due at the KRD office no later than 5:00 p.m. September 13, 2002. Mr. Carpenter discussed the fall and winter maintenance schedule and the need to hire temporary employees. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board it appears some of the 24" pipe may be missing at the site location and the insurance company has been notified of the potential loss.
Continuing under Old Business Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board there is no update on the YRBWEP South Branch Feasibility Scope of Work.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board a CD was invested for 90 days at Pacific Northwest Bank at 1.95% interest.
Moving to U.S. Bank update Mrs. Pettit presented the letter of acceptance from U.S. Bank.
Moving to New Business Mr. Carpenter requested authorization for 2 employees to attend the Governors Industrial & Safety Conference in Spokane. A motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Urban Eberhart authorized 2 KRD employees to attend the Governors Industrial & Safety Conference. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board Northern Energy has submitted a proposal for installation of a 500-gallon propane tank in the KRD yard. Mr. Carpenter further explained purchasing propane in a bulk tank could be a substantial savings. Discussion followed with the recommendation proposals be obtained from other suppliers.
Mr. Carpenter presented Ellensburg Telephone Crossing Permits SB 12.5 Sec. 5, Twn. 17, Rng 17 and NB 22.8 Sec. 18, Twn. 18, Rng. 20. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Brad Haberman approved the Ellensburg Telephone Crossing Permits as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented the following segregations for preapproval subject to meeting the general guidelines from: Crow Short Plat Sec. 8, Twn. 17, Rng. 18; Webb/Repp Sec. 21, Twn. 18, Rng. 19; Bogachus Sec. 27, Twn. 20, Rng. 14 and Bill Hunt Sec. 8, Twn. 16, Rng. 20. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Larry Bland approved the segregations subject to meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed unanimously.
September 4th Tri County USBR
September 5th River Ops USBR
September 11th & 12th Water Day Yakima
September 13th Skyhook Bids Due KRD
September 18th WSWRA Sunnyside
September 24th Reclamation Centennial Sarge Hubbard Park
September 24th KCWP Board KRD
September 25th Joint Board Tour Keechelus Dam
September 26th CAG Yakima
September 26th KCWP Ellensburg
September 27th Centennial Trailer Yakima
September 27th Joint Board Yakima
Terry Davis addressed the Board regarding establishing a procedure to better serve the small acreages. Mr. Davis expressed concern with the current method of rationing and how it affects small acreages. Urban Eberhart explained that piping and flow meters would help better serve small acreages. Jim Schnebly urged cooperation between small acreage landowners and suggested providing the ditchrider with an irrigation schedule. Discussion followed regarding sprinkling of small acreages which is a requirement of Kittitas County.
The Board adjourned to Executive Session for 10 minutes to discuss legal issues at 1:53 p.m. with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Brad Haberman. The motion passed unanimously.
The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:03 p.m. with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Brad Haberman. The motion passed unanimously.
The Directors monthly payroll vouchers were presented for signatures and checks disbursed accordingly.
The Summary Vouchers for July expenses Vouchers #21189-21191 & 21329-21395 & 21399-21450 in the sum of $139,776.32 were presented for approval. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Brad Haberman approved the Summary Vouchers as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Edward R. Wakkuri Chairman
Jack W. Carpenter Secretary-Manager
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