CALL TO ORDER
President Shawver called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. Present at the meeting were:

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

Guests: None 

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

 

PUBLIC COMMENT
None

EXECUTIVE SESSION
President Shawver moved the meeting into Executive session at 1:01 p.m. for 30 minutes, to discuss potential litigation and the performance of an employee. The meeting was moved back into open session at 1:26 p.m.

Director Martin motioned to offer Maura Monk the option to move from a part-time temporary to a part-time permanent employee and increase her salary to $20.00 per hour. The motion was seconded by Director Thackham. Motion carried.

CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of October 1, 2021
Director Thackham motioned to approve the minutes of October 1, 2021. Director Ayde seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Minutes of October 15, 2021
Director Thackham motioned to approve the minutes of October 15, 2021. Director Ayde seconded the motion. Motion carried.

October Vouchers

Voucher 01 Reimburse Revolving Fund $212,853.61
Voucher 02 Motor Trucks, Inc. $  45,351.00
Voucher Total $258,204.61

The Board reviewed and discussed the October Vouchers. Director Ayde motioned to approve the vouchers as submitted. The motion was seconded by Director Thackham. Motion carried.

September Financial Statement
The Board reviewed and discussed the September Financial Statement.

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

December 3rd Meeting Change
Director Thackham motioned to change the time of the December 3rd meeting from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Director Martin provided a second. Motion carried.

Additional Field Employee
Mr. Strifert explained the need to hire an additional field employee. Discussion followed. Director Martin motioned to give Mr. Strifert approval to hire a new field employee. Director Thackham seconded the motion. Motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS

CID/KID Interlocal Agreement
Attorney Sperline stated he will provide the District with a final draft for presentation to the Board at the December 3rd  meeting.

Mile 1.15 Canal Liner
Mr. Strifert explained the need for lining the canal downstream from the dam. He recommended lining three hundred feet of the canal with shotcrete. Director Thackham motioned to allow Mr. Strifert to proceed with requesting bids for the Main Canal 1.15 Liner. Director Martin seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Rubicon Gates
Mr. Strifert met with representatives from Rubicon to take precise measurements for the OJ and Riek gates. The price increased by $4,000.00.

Kennewick School District Permits
Mr. Strifert reviewed the permits submitted by Kennewick School District for foot bridges near the Washington and Eastgate Elementary Schools. Director Ayde motioned to approve the permits. The motion was seconded by Director Thackham. Motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS

Operations Report
Operations Staff have started preparing the canal for liner on Lateral 2. The Board had previously discussed extending the liner to Bernath Road, which would add another 345 feet. He estimated it would cost between $70,000.00 and $80,000.00 to complete the extension. The Board requested Mr. Strifert request estimates prior to deciding. The Divide Screen will be re-set on Monday.

WSWRA Annual Convention
The WSWRA Conference starts on December 1st. President Shawver and Mr. Strifert will attend.

Board of Equalization Date
Director Ayde motioned to set the Board of Equalization for December 17, 2021.

Crew Appreciation Letter & Gift Card
The Board discussed giving a letter of appreciation and $50.00 gift card to employees. The letter will be prepared for the Board to sign on November 19th. Mr. Strifert will purchase the gift cards.

Joint Board Meeting Report
President Shawver reported on the Joint Board Meeting. The Bureau of Reclamation will have grant funds available for shovel ready projects. Mr. Strifert has reached out to the Bureau’s representative for guidelines on what they consider shovel ready.

DIRECTOR DISCUSSION
President Shawver reminded the Board of the canal tour taking place on November 19th starting at 8:00 a.m.

 

ADJOURNMENT
President Shawver adjourned the meeting at 3:48 p.m.