North Kootenai Water District


March 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 February 2006.

2.         Financial statements for February 2006.

3.         Minutes of 2/2/06, 2/9/06, and 2/16/06 Board Meetings.


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


Director Crimmins – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously.


C.        Oral Communications:


President Davis updated the progress of several subdivisions in the area.


D.        Written Communications:


1.         Mc Dougal Bros. Subdivision (English Point Road):


Approve Conditional Will Serve letter and Consultant Fee Deposit of $2,000.00.


Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously.


2.         Gary Schmidt:


Has to pay standard Mitigation Fee.  Amend Resolution 2006-01 to set Rimrock Mitigation Fee for lots outside District Boundary at $1,500.00 per lot.


Director Berger – motion, Director Fairhurst – second.

Approved unanimously.



E.         Treasury Report / 3 Year Capital Improvements:


No discussion.


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


1.         Packsaddle Booster Station/Reservoir Liner:


Cracks in reservoir repaired.


2.         Hillside Reservoir:


Continuing with design.


3.         Water Rates:


Send Director Crimmins letter and complete newsletter for later distribution.  Engineer working on new rate structure.


4.         Lakeland School District:


No action.  Manager to call Lakeland.


G.        District Manager – Mike Galante:


1.         Conservation Plan:


No report.


2.         Easement to Rimrock Road:


Atwood easement has been drafted.  Beutler has not yet approved.


3.         Audit Approval – 2004/2005 Fiscal Year:


Approve audit.


Director Crimmins – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously.


4.         HHOA – Transition:


Asset transfer on 03/31/06; need to approve $200,000 for assets.  HHOA has 3 cfs ground water rights and 0.64 & 0.3 lake water rights.


Executive Session from 3:35 p.m. to 4:08 p.m.


Discussed personnel matters.

H.        District Attorney – Bob Covington:


1.         Lancaster Well #3:


Holt has not yet accepted service.


       2.     Leisure Park:


   Letter from Mr. Eberol distributed.


       3.     Honeysuckle Hills Annexation:


On 03/09/06 approve notice for LID.  Letters to be sent to other bidders that contract will be awarded to Norm’s.


       4.     Water Rights – Sierra Club Protest:


Hearing date on 05/01/06, 05/02/06 and 05/03/06.


I.           Board Members:


Director Berger:  


Board members should receive $100.00 for assignment to outside meetings retroactive to 02/01/06.


Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Tabled for Attorney review.


J.         Adjournment:


Meeting adjourned at 4:43 P.M.


       Director Berger – motion, Director Moore - second

       Approved unanimously.





Richard Fairhurst, Secretary/Treasurer