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:

 

None

 

J.         Adjournment:

 

Meeting adjourned at 3:54 p.m.

 

       Director Berger – motion, Director Moore - second

       Approved unanimously.

 

 

 

                                                                                   

Richard Fairhurst, Secretary/Treasurer