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Minutes of Regular Meeting
September 3, 2013
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session September 3, 2013. Directors in attendance were Chairman Paul Weaver, Vice Chairman Larry Bland, Fred Schnebly, Urban Eberhart and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Kevin Eslinger, Keli Bender, Kathleen Satnik, Janeice Jump 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 Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the August 15, 2013 meeting were approved as corrected with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board that the reservoir status report indicates storage is109% of normal with the KRD diversion at 983 cfs.
Kevin Eslinger presented a maintenance update explaining he will be prioritizing and assigning the list of fall maintenance projects. The KRD crews repaired a leak at SB 11.2 and water levels were restored within 24 hours. KRD maintenance crews are pressure washing and repairing concrete where needed at Easton Dam. Bids have been received on the underwater repairs for the Easton Dam trash screens. Kevin continued explaining approximately 4,000 board feet of lumber has been milled from the Taylor Bridge fire salvage.
Moving to KCWP Kathleen Satnik apprised the Board no sampling sites currently meeting the TMDL target for this year outside of the background sites.
Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower apprised the Board the legal process continues on the accounts meeting the foreclosure criteria.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on the Integrated Plan.
Ken Hasbrouck presented updated information on the SB 13.8 project explaining
a letter is being mailed to all affected landowners regarding the 13.8 construction
Moving to New Business Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board the 2011-2012 audit is scheduled to begin in October, 2013. Ken Hasbrouck continued explaining he received the 2014 USBR O & M estimate of $399,000.00.
With a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri the Board moved to
Executive Session at 1:13 p.m. for 15 minutes to discuss Water Rights. The motion
passed unanimously. Chairman Paul Weaver announced a 5 minute extensions at
1:28 p.m... The Board returned to Regular Session at 1:33 p.m. with a motion
from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
Upcoming Meetings: September 4th YRBWEP Yakima
September 5th River Ops. Yakima
September 27th Joint Board Yakima
The Summary Vouchers for July, 2013 expenses vouchers #37361-37442 & 9900322-9900330 in the sum of $204,553.68 were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland. 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.
Paul Weaver - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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