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Minutes of Regular Meeting
September 6, 2011
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session September 6, 2011. Directors in attendance were Chairman Larry Bland, Jim Schnebly, Urban Eberhart and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Keli Bender, Ken Hasbrouck, Roger Satnik, Kathleen Satnik, Janiece Jump and Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower.
The agenda was approved as presented with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Jim Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the August 2, 2011 were approved with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the reservoir system status report explaining storage is above average and the diversion will be decreasing to 734 cfs for September to meet KRD entitlements.
Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower entered the meeting at this time.
Deviating to Changes to Agenda a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Jim Schnebly approved the addition of an Executive Session to the Agenda. The motion passed unanimously.
Returning to the Agenda Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board Paul Green has announced his retirement effective September 30, 2011.
Moving to KCWP Update, Kathleen Satnik reported water quality started with a rough spring and has continued throughout the water season. Kathleen Satnik presented information on the proposed flood control zoning ordinance explaining establishing a funding source is currently being discussed.
Ken Hasbrouck presented updated information explaining work continues on the Bruton contract and apprised the Board Dick Haapala, CH2MHILL, will tour the Manastash area and propose suggestions on protecting the siphon at Manastash Creek.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on the Upper County DWRP.
Moving to New Business Ken Hasbrouck presented crossing permits for Richard Lee Sec.14 Twn. 18 Rng. 18 Big Dry Siphon and Jane Hansen Sec. 28 Twn. 19 Rng. 18. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the crossing permits as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the 2012 Union Proposal for review and discussion. Discussion followed with the consensus discussion be tabled to the October, 2011 Board Meeting.
Ken Hasbrouck Presented the 2011-2012 Mitchell Reed liability and auto insurance invoice for payment in the sum of $74,367.77. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri authorized payment not to exceed $74,367.77. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to delinquent accounts Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower apprised the Board foreclosure proceeding are continuing on all accounts meeting the foreclosure criteria.
Moving to Other Business Ken presented information on John Wayne Trail explaining discussions with State Parks have agreed to place additional signs. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board the Yakima Basin Joint Board Fall Tour is scheduled for September 28th and will include touring the Reecer Creek Flood Plain Project, Cle Elum Fish Hatchery and Roza Dam.
Upcoming Meetings: September 7th River Ops. Yakima
September 16th DWRP Yakima
September 30th Joint Board Yakima
With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Jim Schnebly the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 10 minutes at 1:50 p.m. to discuss legal issues. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:00 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Jim Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a request from Paul Green to transfer his unused sick leave to a sick leave pool. Discussion followed with the consensus the request be denied.
Barbara Pettit distributed detailed financial data from July explaining investment interest rates are decreasing with Wells Fargo and suggested no additional funds be invested with Wells Fargo at this time.
The Summary Vouchers for April expenses vouchers 34818- 34933 and 9900053-9900056 the sum $188,610.45 were approved with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. 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
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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