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:

 

None

 

J.         Adjournment:

 

Meeting adjourned at 4:23 P.M.

 

       Director Crimmins – motion, Director Berger - second

       Approved unanimously.

 

 

 

                                                                                   

Richard Fairhurst, Secretary/Treasurer