North Kootenai Water District


February 16, 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 (12:37)

                                 Bob Covington, District Attorney

                                 Mike Galante, District Manager


       Visitors:             None


B.        Consent Agenda:


1.         Bills for January 2006.

2.         Financial Statements for January 2006.


Approve Items #1 & #2.


Director Crimmins – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously.


C.        Oral Communications:


1.     Bob Covington – Jim Meyer is willing to install a new pump and motor in well in East Season Acres for additional water service, but, not much of a chance to get one of developer’s extra services.  Attorney will contact developer.  23 active services – developer has additional two.


D.        Written Communications:


1.         Mr. Jacklyn needs Will Serve letter for Honeysuckle development.  Needs to fund Impact Analysis ($2,000.00 deposit), including all professional costs.


Approve Conditional Will Serve letter.


Director Moore – motion, Director Crimmins – second.

Approved unanimously.


2.         Gary Schmidt, on Lancaster Road, wants second meter for lot split.  Needs to properly size service line to back lot.  Approve second service to non-conforming lot.


Director Crimmins – motion, Director Fairhurst – second.

Approved unanimously.


E.         Treasury Report / 3 Year Capital Improvements:


Hold to next meeting.


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


1.         Packsaddle Booster Station/Reservoir Liner:


Tank de-watered.  Contractor to start Monday, 02/20/06.  Revision saved $8,600.00 in contract.


2.         Hillside Reservoir:


300,000 gallon reservoir appears to fit site.  Conditional Use Permit required.


3.         Capitalization Fees (Larger Than 1” Service) for 2005/06 Fiscal Year:


Approve as presented.


Director Crimmins – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously.


4.         Water Rates:


No progress – need special meeting.


5.         Lakeland School District:


North Kootenai Water District to get $475,000 IDWR loan for new transmission main: 

School - $170,000 & finance $50,000, NKWD - $95,000, The Ponds - $22,000


G.        District Manager – Mike Galante:


1.         Conservation Plan:


Into Executive Session at 2:45 p.m.

Out of Executive Session at 3:04 p.m.

Discussed draft water conservation plan.


2.         Gozzer Ranch:


Moving forward – oral approval by developer.


3.         Easement to Rimrock Road:


Easement may be available from Atwood, at southwest corner of Rimrock and Dodd.  Atwood wants 6 complete services.  Joint easement on east side of Rimrock Road with Lakes Highway District has been completed.


4.         Dalton Gardens Inter-tie:


No progress.

H.        District Attorney – Bob Covington:


1.         Lancaster Well #3:


No progress – not accepting service.  Suit has been filed.


2.         Leisure Park:


Attorney to review agreement prepared by Leisure Park.  Check valve installed and paid for by Leisure Park.


       3.     Honeysuckle Hills Annexation:


Approved by Tax Commission.  Board to review draft resolution awarding bid to Norms.  Transfer of assets needs vote of members.


Engineer left meeting at 3:46 p.m.


3.         Water Rights – Sierra Club Protest:


Discovery process started by Sierra Club – wants limitation on NKWD’s 2 cfs request and commitment by NKWD for conservation plan.


I.           Board Members:




J.         Adjournment:


Meeting adjourned at 3:54 p.m.


       Director Berger – motion, Director Moore - second

       Approved unanimously.





Richard Fairhurst, Secretary/Treasurer