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Minutes of Regular Meeting
September 4, 2012
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session September 4, 2012. Directors in attendance were Chairman Ed Wakkuri, Fred Schnebly, Paul Weaver, Urban Eberhart and Larry Bland. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Kevin Eslinger, Keli Bender, Janiece Jump, Roger Satnik and Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower.
The Agenda was approved as presented with the addition of Executive Session with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the August 14, 2012 meeting were approved with a motion from Fred Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the reservoir system status report explaining we are still expecting a good carryover. Ken Hasbrouck further apprised the board Flip Flop is estimated to start the weekend of September 6, 2012.
Kevin Eslinger presented a maintenance update explaining clean up from the Taylor Bridge Fire has started at the Swauk House and the fencing of the back lot is completed. Kevin continued explaining there have been no reportable injuries or L & I claims this year and temporary employees will be hired as needed for fall maintenance work.
Moving to KCWP Update Paul Weaver presented updated information from KCWP meeting with Department of Ecology.
Ken presented a fire damage and insurance update on the Taylor Bridge Fire explaining the insurance company has notified KRD there is coverage on buildings and some contents. Discussion followed regarding fire damages to fencing, bridges and other facilities. Ken further apprised the Board all communication regarding the Taylor Bridge Fire has been referred to Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower. Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower requested discussions regarding the Taylor Bridge Fire be moved to executive session.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on YRBWEPIII explaining he will be presenting a funding proposal for piping lateral 13.8 in Washington D.C. on September 17, 18 and 19, 2012. Urban further apprised the Board the Yakima Basin Joint Board will reimburse travel expenses.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the Personnel Practices and Procedures Manual for review and comment. Discussion followed with the consensus it be placed on the October Agenda.
Moving to New Business Ken Hasbrouck presented a list of equipment for surplus and junk. Discussion followed with the motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland authorized the surplus and junking of the equipment presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the 2013-2015 Union Proposal. Discussion followed with the consensus a Special Meeting be scheduled with the Personnel Consultant for review of the 2013-2015 Union Proposal. A meeting date was discussed with the consensus the Special Meeting be scheduled for September 24, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.to discuss the 2013-2012 Union Proposal.
Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower addressed the Board regarding the foreclosure procedure on the accounts meeting the criteria. Discussion followed with the consensus Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower proceed with the foreclosure procedure.
Upcoming Meetings: Sept. 6th River Ops Yakima
Sept. 24th KRD Sp. Board KRD
Sept. 28th Joint Board Yakima
With a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 30 minutes at 1:43 p.m. to discuss Aquavella Water Rights Adjudication. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Ed Wakkuri announced a 15 minute extension at 2:13 p.m. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:28 p.m. with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for July expenses vouchers # & 36186-36239 and 36256-36299 & 9900144-9900151 in the sum $193,923.10 were approved with a motion from Paul Weaver 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.
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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