Office of Secretary Manager

Kittitas Reclamation District Board of Directors Meeting

September 6, 2016 Minutes

 

The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session on September 6, 2016. Attending the meeting were Division Number Three Director and Chairman Fred Schnebly, Division Number Five Director and Vice Chairman Paul Weaver, Division Number Four Director Larry Bland, Division Number One Director Mark Hansen, Division Number Two Director Ed Wakkuri, Secretary Manager Urban Eberhart, Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower, Assistant Manager Kevin Eslinger, Office Manager & Treasurer Barbara Pettit, Lands Clerk & RRA Specialist Keli Bender, Field Supervisor & Water Master Bob Main, KRD GIS IT & Water Quality Specialist Roger Satnik and landowners Janeice Jump and Patrick Boys Smith.

 

The Agenda was approved with the addition of Executive Session for reasons consistent with RCW 42.30.110(1) (b) and RCW 42.30.110(1) (i), and (iii) through a motion made by Director Bland and the second made by Director Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.

 

The minutes of the August 9, 2016 meeting were approved with a motion made by Director Weaver and the second made by Director Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Under the Water Update item, Mr. Main presented information on the USBR September 2016 system status report. Prorationing is at 94%. September precipitation to date is 2.24 inches which is 186% of average for the month. Precipitation for the water year to date is 250 inches which is 113% of average. The USBR Flip Flop operation is scheduled to begin on September 6, 2016.

 

The next agenda item was Public Comment. No Public Comments were presented.

 

On the agenda item Maintenance Update, Mr. Main explained that the USBR recommendations are being completed at Easton Dam. Mowing, spraying and weed control continued during the month of August.  The KRD maintenance shop is being painted and new lighting is scheduled to be installed.

 

The Secretary Managerís Activity Report was presented. It contained reports on meetings that occurred during the month of August, 2016.  It was stated that work continues on the Integrated Plan.  Tours of the KRD were given highlighting the tributary supplementation sites. Mr. Eberhart requested approval for travel to Washington D.C. for the Family Farm Alliance meetings on September 27 and September 28. A motion made by Director Weaver and the second made by Director Bland approved Mr. Eberhart traveling to Washington D.C. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Moving to Personnel Practices and Procedures Manual Mr. Eberhart requested the Personnel Committee review the draft Personnel Practices and Procedures Manual.

 

On the agenda item Grant Updates Mr. Eberhart presented an update on the status of current grant applications and proposed funding.

Resolution 2016-3 pertaining to Water Smart was presented for approval.  A motion made by Director Hansen and second made by Director Weaver adopted Resolution 2016-3 as presented. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Under the agenda item Request for Proposals (RFP) for Engineering the SB Canal Lining Project. Mr. Eberhart requested the RFP Committee meet and select which firms will receive a RFP for the SB Lining Project.

 

On the NB Canal Lining Project Mr. Eberhart apprised the Board the design should be at 90% by September 8, 2016. Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower apprised the Board a construction contract has been submitted for review.

 

In the 2016 Tributary Supplementation report Mr. Eberhart apprised the Board that KRD started supplementing Big Creek in August.

 

On the agenda item Rock Trap Project Mr. Eberhart presented information explaining the Project is scheduled to begin as soon as water is off.

 

Mrs. Pettit presented an update on delinquent accounts that have met the foreclosure criteria. Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower reported foreclosure is proceeding as directed.

 

The Board adjourned to Executive Session at 1:35 p.m. for 30 minutes Per RCW 42.30.110(1)(b) and RCW 42.30.110(1)(i) (iii) to discuss potential litigation and sale or lease of real estate with a motion made by Director Wakkuri and the second made by Director Weaver. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:05 p.m. with a motion made by Director Weaver and the second made by Director Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Patrick Boys Smith addressed the Board regarding fencing and irrigation on property owned by his Mother Alicia Boys Smith. Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower apprised Mr. Boys Smith that a crossing permit is being drafted and will be sent to their attorney for review.

 

 Summary Vouchers for the July 2016 expenses vouchers #40450-40525 in the sum of $210,154.02 were approved with a motion made by Director Weaver and the second made by Director 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.

 

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Mr. Schnebly KRD Board of Directors Chairman

 

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Mr. Eberhart KRD Secretary Manager