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Minutes of Regular Meeting
September 7, 2004
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session on September 7, 2004. Directors in attendance were Chairman Urban Eberhart, Vice Chairman Jim Schnebly, Larry Bland, Brad Haberman and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Janeice Jump, Jack Wheatley, Rod Jovonovich, Doug Kuhn, Tom Myrum, Linda Crerar, Roger Satnik, Kathleen Satnik, Paul Green, Ken Hasbrouck, Barbara Pettit and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.
The Agenda was approved with the addition of Executive Session with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Deviating to New Business Jack Wheatley distributed a letter of request for a point of delivery change Sec. 9 Twn. 18 Rng. 17 from Taneum Canal to the South Branch Canal at approximately mile 6.4 to supply a pressurized sprinkler system. Jack Wheatley further explained a structure would be built with trash racks and a water meter installed. Discussion followed with Ken Hasbrouck explaining it should not affect the system as long as the lateral stays within established capacity limits. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri authorized the point of delivery change as presented contingent upon KRD design approval. The motion passed unanimously. Jack Wheatley left the meeting at this time.
Moving to Sapphire Skies Doug Kuhn distributed Sapphire Skies Bridge Crossing Maps and preliminary design on the bridge crossing for review and comments. Urban Eberhart apprised the Board the information was sent to Dick Haapala. Dick Haapala suggested concrete lining with 5/16 inch mesh in of the canal immediately below the bridge to protect the bridge footings from erosion and installation of a six foot chain link fence out to the right of way and from right of way to right of way with a twenty foot gate to allow KRD trucks access to the ditchbank road. Discussion followed with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland approving the Sapphire Skies Bridge Crossing as presented contingent on the addition of the concrete lining with 5/16 inch mesh in the canal immediately below the bridge, installation of chain link fencing and a 20 foot gate and approval by Dick Haapala and the Bureau of Reclamation. The motion passed unanimously. Rod Jovonovich and Doug Kuhn left the meeting at this time.
Returning to the Old Business Tom Myrum, Washington State Water Resources Association, and Linda Crerar, Washington State Department of Agriculture, presented information on the Comprehensive Irrigation District Management Plan explaining the CIDMP was developed to bring the needs of the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act and Irrigation District Facilities needs together to meet the needs of various legal requirements and to get Districts moving on issues at the District level. Tom and Linda discussed the process and steps involved explaining State and Federal funding is available to assist entities in starting the CIDMP process. Tom and Linda apprised the Board State funding expires in June, 2005 and they will actively pursue continued funding. Lengthy discussion followed with the consensus the KRD Board would define objectives and assess the options prior to requesting a consultation or entering into the CIDMP process. Tom Myrum and Linda Crerar left the meeting at this time.
Returning to the Agenda the minutes of the August 3, 2004 meeting were approved as corrected by a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Brad Haberman. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a water update explaining the USBR water reports for August allowed the allotment to be increased to 1.56 CFS on August 3, 2004 and 1.7 CFS on August 12, 2004 with a shut off date of October 10, 2004. A motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Larry Bland authorized the allotment increases and shut off date as presented. The motion passed unanimously. Ken apprised the Board Flip-Flop starts September 8, 2004.
Paul Green presented a maintenance update explaining the field operations are running smoothly.
Kathleen Satnik presented a KCWP update explaining a landowner meeting is scheduled for October 28, 2004. Kathleen further apprised the Board she will be working preparing the final data for the final report, which is due to DOE under the current DOE 319 grant.
Moving to Taneum Canal Company Water Acquisition the draft Environmental Assessment Document was distributed for Board review and comment. Discussion followed with the consensus there be no negative operational impacts to KRD.
Moving to New Business the Jim Mapes Sec. 34 & 35 Twn. 17 Rng. 19 and Stan Evans Sec. 30 Twn.18 Rng. 19 segregations were presented for approval. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the Jim Mapes and Stan Evans segretations as presented subject to meeting the subdivision guidelines. The motion passed unanimously.
Barbara Pettit presented a USBR budget review explaining no major projects were presented at the USBR budget meeting.
A letter from Kittitas County Fire District #1 requesting to install a pipe takeout to assist with pumping for firefighting was presented for review.
A motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Ed Wakkuri authorized the Kittitas County Fire District #1 request as presented with the stipulation there be no operational impacts to KRD. The motion passed unanimously.
September 9-10th Mediation For City of Ellensburg Yakima
September 10th River Ops. USBR
September 15th WSWRA Yakima Tieton Irr. Dist.
September 24th Joint Board Yakima
The Board adjourned to Executive Session at 2:28 p.m. for 10 minutes to discuss legal issues with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Brad Haberman. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:38 p.m. 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.
The Summary Vouchers for July expenses Vouchers # 24392-24521
In the sum of $149,440.09 were presented for approval. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Brad Haberman approved the Summary Vouchers as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
All Business having been concluded the meeting adjourned.
Jack W. Carpenter Secretary-Manager
Urban B. Eberhart - Chairman
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