CALL TO ORDER
President Shawver called the meeting to order at 2:30 p.m. Present at the meeting were:

 

Vincent Shawver, President Curt Strifert, General Foreman
Neil Martin, Vice President Lila Freshment, Recorder
Dallas Ayde, Director Jeff Sperline, Sperline Raekes Law
Sherri Thackham, Director

Guests: None 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Director Martin motioned to approve the agenda as submitted. Director Thackham seconded the motion. Motion carried.

PUBLIC COMMENT
None

OATH OF OFFICE
Director Shawver took the Oath of Office for Division #1. The Oath of Office for Division #4 was postponed until the January 21st meeting. 

REORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD
A motion was made by President Shawver and seconded by Director Martin for Mr. Strifert to remain Secretary of the Board. Motion carried. Mr. Strifert took the Oath of Office. Director Martin nominated Director Shawver for Board President. Motion carried. A motion was made by President Shawver and seconded by Director Thackham to nominate Director Martin for the office of Vice-President. Motion carried.

CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of December 3, 2021
Director Thackham motioned to approve the minutes of December 3, 2021. Director Ayde seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Minutes of December 10, 2021
Director Thackham motioned to approve the minutes of December 10, 2021. Director Ayde seconded the motion.
Motion carried.

Minutes of December 17, 2021
Director Thackham motioned to approve the minutes of December 17, 2021. Director Ayde seconded the motion. Motion carried.

December Vouchers

Voucher 01 Reimburse Revolving Fund $ 127,721.53
Voucher 02 Columbia Pumping & Construction $ 199,076.83
Voucher Total $ 326,798.36

The Board reviewed and discussed the December Vouchers. Director Ayde motioned to approve the vouchers as submitted. Director Thackham seconded the motion. Motion carried. Director Ayde motioned to transfer $83,622.00 from the Project Fund to the Operations and Maintenance Fund for canal lining expenses. Director Thackham seconded the motion. Motion carried.

November Financial Statement
The Board reviewed and discussed the October Financial Statement.

Work Orders by Division
The Board reviewed and discussed the work orders in their respective divisions.

OLD BUSINESS

CID/KID Interlocal Agreement
Mr. Sperline stated KID requested a signed copy of the agreement to review for their approval.

Cascade Natural Gas
Mr. Strifert requested the Boards approval for Right-of-Way Crossing Permit #2021-9. All District requirements have been met. Director Thackham motioned to approve the Long-term Permit #2021-9 for Cascade Natural Gas. Director Ayde seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Shop Security/Tool Replacement
Installation of the new shop security system is nearly complete. The gate security upgrade is done. The District is in the process of replacing tools. 

Shotcrete Machine
The shotcrete machine is scheduled to arrive at the dealership between the end of January and the first part of February. The company will provide free training for up to three people.

NEW BUSINESS

Operations Report
Operations staff have been working on security upgrades and reorganization at the shop. Crews are also working on removing silt and mud from canals, preparing for installation of automated gates and liner extension. There has been no response from the Department of Natural Resources regarding their invoice to the District. He will reach out to them again next week.

New Rate Schedule
The Board discussed the draft prepared by staff for a new rate schedule. Director Thackham asked for information on water rights transferred from Division #5 to Belmont. Staff will research this information. An error was discovered on the spreadsheet presented to the Board. Staff will correct this and present a new draft at the February 4th meeting for discussion.

EXECUTIVE SESSION
President Shawver moved the meeting into Executive session at 3:04 p.m. for 11 minutes, to discuss pending litigation. The meeting was moved back into open session at 3:15 p.m.

DIRECTOR DISCUSSION

The Yakima Joint Board meeting will be held on January 14th. The District will have Open Public Meetings training at the January 21st meeting. 

ADJOURNMENT
President Shawver adjourned the meeting at 3:18 p.m.