North Kootenai Water District

 

January 19, 2006

 

Board Meeting Minutes

 

 

A.    Call to Order/Roll Call:

 

      Meeting called to order at 12:30 p.m. by President Davis. 

 

       Present:             Jack Berger, Director/Vice President

                                 Linda Davis, Director/President

                                 Richard Fairhurst, Director/Secretary

                                 Maimie Moore, Director

 

       Excused:            Tom Crimmins, Director

 

       Staff Present:      Phil Boyd, District Engineer (12:36)

                                 Bob Covington, District Attorney

                                 Mike Galante, District Manager

        

       Visitors:             Tom Taggart – Lakeland School District

                                 John Johnson – Ranch Valley Water

                                 Claudia & Jim Meyer – East Seasons Acres

 

B.        Consent Agenda:

 

1.         Approve Bills for December 2005.

2.         Approve Financial Statements for December 2005.

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

C.        Oral Communications:

 

1.         Jim Meyers asked for water service to a 5 acre lot split in East Seasons Acres.  Engineer to determine if capacity exists for additional water service.

 

2.         Tom Taggart said that the school district needs final participation figure now that the developer, Elmer Smith, is no longer involved (The Ponds).  Engineer to determine school costs for 01/26/06 meeting.

 

D.        Written Communications:

 

None.

 

E.         Public Hearing – Ranch Valley Water Annexation:

 

Opened at 1:43 p.m.

No written or oral comments.

Closed at 1:44 p.m.

Attorney directed to do final paperwork.

Approve Annexation Resolution.

 

Director Moore – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

C.        Oral Communications:

 

3.         Twin Lakes Eagle View Estates:

 

District Manager reported that six lots would be initially developed and that developer wants to put in minimally sized system to serve six lots.

 

F.         Treasury Report / 3 Year Capital Improvements:

 

No action.

 

G.        District Engineer – Phil Boyd, P.E.:

 

1.         Ohio Match Well #2:

 

Iron and Manganese content measured at 2.5 p.p.m. & 0.27 p.p.m. respectively – very high.  Install pump to see if it will reduce levels.  If not, install filtering system with holding tank for backwash.

 

H2O Well Service bid $6,000.00 for 35’ of screen.  They want $3,000.00 for installing 10’ of screen.

Pay H2O invoice ($3,000.00 for 10’ of screen).

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

       2.     Packsaddle Booster Station/Resevoir Liner:

 

Execute $49,501.00 contract with TML Construction.

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

3.         Leisure Park:

     

Service connection is now open.  Manager to convert PRV’s to PRV & check valve.  Send temporary agreement letter until long term option is determined.

 

Charge $1.00 per residence, per month, fire standby fee with no additional connections.  Agreement to end June 1, 2006.

 

4.         Hillside Reservoir:

      

120 g.p.m. coming from curtain drain.  Engineer and Manager to study site location of new reservoir.

 

5.         Fish Hook Subdivision:

 

Letter with fees sent to Fred Sharp.


 

H.        District Manager – Mike Galante:

 

1.         Conservation Plan:

      

   Being reviewed by Sierra Club.

 

2.         Cedar Hills Estates:

      

       Send draft letter – not a will serve letter.

 

3.         Medical Insurance Renewal:

 

Accept proposal from Blue Shield.

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

4.         Kita Acres:

 

Set meter at Highway and get easement to East for future use.

 

5.         Lakeland School District:

 

See Item C2.

 

6.         Web Site:

 

Zolmedia will develop and operate for one year for $3,000.00.

 

7.         Frank Brendis:

 

Ready to sign easements to Dodd Road/Rimrock Road from Rimrock tank.

 

I.           District Attorney – Bob Covington:

 

1.         Lancaster Well #3:

 

Well driller has not yet accepted mail service.

 

       2.     Ordinance Change for Large Subdivisions:

              

   Adopt resolution as proposed.

 

   Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

   Approved unanimously by those present.

       

       3.     Gozzer Ranch Annexation:

              

               Will use 60% annexation rule.  Annexation process is pending.

 

       4.     Ranch Valley Water Annexation:

 

See Item E.

 

5.         Sierra Club:

 

See Item H1.

 

J.         Board Members:

 

None

 

K.        Adjournment:

 

Meeting adjourned at 4:20 P.M.

 

       Director Fairhurst – motion, Director Berger - second

       Approved unanimously by those present.

 

 

 

                                                                                   

Richard Fairhurst, Secretary/Treasurer