North Kootenai Water District


February 2, 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

                                 Tom Crimmins, Director

                                 Linda Davis, Director/President

                                 Richard Fairhurst, Director/Secretary

                                 Maimie Moore, Director


       Staff Present:      Phil Boyd, District Engineer

                                 Bob Covington, District Attorney

                                 Mike Galante, District Manager


       Visitors:             None


B.        Consent Agenda:


1.         Bills for January 2006.

2.         Financial Statements for January 2006.

3.         Minutes of 01/05/06 and 01/19/06 Board meetings.


Hold Items #1 & #2 to next meeting.  Approve Item #3.


Director Moore – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously.


C.        Oral Communications:


H3.  Gozzer Ranch Annexation (District Attorney – Bob Covington):


Need to develop rate structure and possibly Capitalization Fees.  Details of agreement to be completed by mid April. 


-             150,000 gallon water storage tank.

-             Arrow Point will connect to sewer plant.

-             Interim operational costs to be paid by developer.

-             Warranties and Lien releases from developers needed before operation begins

-             Lake to take treated effluent.

-             Discovery Land Co. to operate golf course which will open in two years.

-             60% of area can petition for annexation without election.

-             Application for annexation to be delivered by 02/10/06.

-             Name change to be completed after petition is in our hands.

-             Developer wants NKWD service on 05/15/06.


D.        Written Communications:


1.         Hayden City Letter – Regarding Leisure Park:


             Park has temporary fire service connection from North Kootenai Water District until 06/01/06.  Park has 480 g.p.m. from two wells with limited water rights and no storage.         


E.         Treasury Report / 3 Year Capital Improvements:


No report.


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


1.         Ohio Match Well #2 – Filtration System:


System to be put out for bid.  Estimated at $5,000.00 for pump/motor installation.  Conduit and pipeline to be installed by NKWD crews.


       2.     Packsaddle Booster Station/Resevoir Liner:


Design changed to lower cost.  No progress on liner.


3.         Leisure Park – Letter:


See Item D1.


4.         Hillside Reservoir – Plans/Task Order:


Other sites not feasible.  Need 225,000 gallon, trying to fit 300,000.  Need to have project insurance.  Approve Engineer to proceed with preliminary study/design.


Director Crimmins – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously.


G.        District Manager – Mike Galante:


1.         Conservation Plan:


Director Crimmins distributed draft response to Sierra Club comments on Conservation Plan.  Board members to review and comment.


2.         Lakeland School District/Pond’s


Engineer calculated costs to be $162,000 for The Ponds, $220,000 for Lakeland, and, $95,000 for North Kootenai Water District ($447,000 for Phase 1).


Send Conditional Will Serve letter to Lakeland staff to recommend fees and charges.


Director Crimmins – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously.


3.         Web Site – Progress Report:


Secure web site page for bill payment to cost $500.00 extra.


4.         East Seasons Acres Request for Service – Jim Meyers:


Send Mr. Meyers letter stating that new service requires new well pump to be installed.


5.         Tenant/Owner Billing:


Continue with current policy.


H.        District Attorney – Bob Covington:


1.         Lancaster Well #3:


Holt has accepted service.


       2.     HHOA – Tax Commission:


   Approve agreement with Mike Ormsby for legal service on L.I.D.  President to sign.


   Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

   Approved unanimously.


   Engineering costs - $10,000 for formation, $10,000 for confirmation.


   Staff to check original bid from Norms to insure appropriateness of awarding to Norms.


   Director Crimmins – motion, Director Berger – second.

   Approved unanimously.


               Pass Resolution for 20 year IDEQ loan for $1.7 million.


   Director Moore – motion, Director Berger – second.

   Approved unanimously.


   Pass Resolution of Intent to form L.I.D. #1.


   Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

   Approved unanimously.


   Pass Resolution setting L.I.D. public hearing on 03/16/06 at 12:30 p.m.


   Director Moore – motion, Director Berger – second.

   Approved unanimously.


       3.     Gozzer Ranch Annexation:


               See Item C.  Workshop on 03/09/06 at 12:00 noon at North Kootenai Water District.


       4.     Ordinance for Large Subdivisions:


Resolution signed.


I.           Board Members:




J.         Adjournment:


Meeting adjourned at 4:23 P.M.


       Director Crimmins – motion, Director Berger - second

       Approved unanimously.





Richard Fairhurst, Secretary/Treasurer