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Minutes of Regular Meeting
September 4, 2001
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session on September 4, 2001. Directors in attendance were Chairman Larry Bland, Vice Chairman Ed Wakkuri, Urban Eberhart, Jim Schnebly and Brad Haberman. Also in attendance were Ben George, Janeice Jump, Paul Harrell, Steve Lathrop, Walt Fite, Jack Carpenter, Barbara Pettit and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.
The agenda was approved as presented with the addition of an Executive Session.
The minutes of the August 7, 2001 meeting were approved as presented with a motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented a water update explaining the next River Operations Meeting is scheduled for September 6, 2001 with no anticipated increase in allotment and a very low carryover into next year. Mr. Carpenter explained the Irrigation District Joint Board sent a letter to Doc Hastings and other Representatives regarding the necessity of repairing Keechelus Dam as soon as possible. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the USBR dewatered 1146 for the Labor Day weekend with the USBR requesting cooperation for irrigation districts in getting the system back into balance for the implementation of flip flop. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board Bob Main, KRD ditch-rider, damaged his personal truck while making fish water adjustments and the USBR has been requested to reimburse the repair costs.
Moving to Kittitas County Water Purveyors Mr. Carpenter explained the KCWP in conjunction with the Kittitas County Conservation District had demonstration and information booths at the Kittitas County Fair.
Mr. Eberhart apprised the Board KRD needs to take a position on the lead entity status prior to the meeting scheduled for 4 p.m. today at the Kittitas County Commissioners Auditorium. Discussion followed with the consensus no position be taken at this time and Jim and Urban will attend the meeting. Mr. Carpenter presented information on the Tri County instream flow issues explaining Dick Bain is preparing information, which is being critiqued by Pat Monk.
Mr. Carpenter presented information on the Conservation Plan Addendum explaining information from Jim Esget, USBR, states the SEPA process is required because the State of Washington Department of Ecology is paying 50% of the costs of the SEPA is required on all plans. Mr. Carpenter further explained Dick Haapala, CH2Mhill, has reviewed the information and the SEPA is required on the Plan.
Continuing under Old Business Mr. Carpenter presented information on the crane from P&H Morris explaining the P&H Morris installation crew were not involved in the initial field inspection and measurement and their installation plans were not acceptable to KRD while the system was operational. Mr. Carpenter directed the P&H Morris installation crew be sent home and an installation date would be arranged after the completion irrigation operations. Upon their return the beams required cutting and the actual installation took much longer than anticipated with P&H Morris requesting reimbursement for additional costs. Mr. Carpenter explained the KRD purchase order and the P&H Morris invoice were written for the price of equipment including installation and operational testing. Mr. Carpenter will write a letter to P&H Morris stating KRDs rejection of additional costs.
Moving to New Business Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the NWRA National Conference is scheduled for November, 2001 in Salt Lake City explaining he is not planning on attending.
Mr. Carpenter presented the Ellensburg Telephone Co. Crossing Permit Sec. 12, Twn. 16, Rng. 19. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the Ellensburg Telephone Co. Crossing Permit as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Sept. 6th River Ops. Yakima
Sept. 6th O & M Budget Mtg. Yakima
Sept. 7th Tri County Yakima
Sept. 13th Oversight Yakima
Sept. 19th WSWRA Othello
Sept. 25th Tri County Yakima
Sept. 26th Tri County Prosser
Sept. 28th Joint Board Yakima
A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Brad Haberman authorized final plat approval for Howard Clerf Sec. 17 Twn. 17 Rng. 20, Bill Hutton Sec. 7 Twn. 17 Rng. 20 and George Karageorges Sec. 15 Twn. 16 Rng. 20. The motion passed unanimously.
A motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Ed Wakkuri authorized final plat approval for Mert Stampfly Sec. 33 Twn. 19 Rng. 18. The motion passed unanimously.
A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Brad Haberman authorized final plat approval for Bart Bradshaw Sec. 1 & 12 Twn. 17 Rng. 17. The motion passed unanimously.
A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Brad Haberman authorized final plat approval for Bob Kelly Sec. 28 Twn. 18 Rng. 19 and Pat Jenkins Sec. 27 & 34 Twn. 18 Rng. 19. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Other Business Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the 6-month CD will mature on September 20th. Discussion followed with the consensus that the rates be obtained on the 20th and then the Board be contacted for consultation.
Mrs. Pettit apprised the Board the delinquent accounts identified for foreclosure have been paid.
Janeice Jump addressed the Board regarding replanting and reconfiguring her irrigation system explaining a rusty pipe has been removed and the pipe supplying water to the Fritz Glover property will be removed tomorrow. Janeice explained the RCW states Glovers can take their water delivery at a different location. Legal Counsel John Gilreath stated there was no such RCW. Mr. Carpenter questioned if Janeice has contacted Glovers regarding her plans. Janeice stated she had not contacted Glovers. Mr. Carpenter suggested a meeting with Janeice, Glovers and the KRD personnel to coordinate water delivery and review easements.
With a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 20 minutes at 2:05 p.m to discuss Legal Issues. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Larry Bland announced a 10-minute extension at 2:25 p.m. Chairman Larry Bland announced a 20-minute extension at 2:35 p.m. Chairman Larry Bland announced a 15 minutes extension at 2:55 p.m. The Board returned to Regular Session at 3:10 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Urban Eberhart. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for July, 2001 expenses Vouchers #19756-19819 & 19822-19877 in the sum of $ 122,857.40 were presented for approval. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Brad Haberman approved the Summary Vouchers as presented. 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.
Larry Bland Chairman
Jack W. Carpenter Secretary-Manager
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