North Kootenai Water District


March 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

                                 Linda Davis, Director/President

                                 Richard Fairhurst, Director/Secretary

                                 Maimie Moore, Director


       Excused:            Tom Crimmins, 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 3/2/06, 3/9/06 Board Meetings.


Approve Consent Agenda.


Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.


C.        Oral Communications:




D.        Written Communications:


1.         Selkirk Meadows Subdivision:


Proposed by Gordon Sylte, subdivision on Atlas Road, north of Atlas Acres.  Approve Conditional Will Serve letter.


Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.


E.         Treasury Report / 3 Year Capital Improvements:


Discussed 01/31/06 revised handout by Engineer.


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


1.         Packsaddle Booster Station/Reservoir Liner:


Tank cleaned and ready to patch.


2.         Hillside Reservoir:


Continuing with design.


3.         Mitigation Fee – Inside/Outside District:


Engineer to write Resolution, RE:  Inside District Properties Owing Mitigation Fees When They Lot Split.


4.         Eagle View Estates – Twin Lakes Subdivision:


Review engineering analysis.  Do not send Will Serve letter.  Manager to send policy letter and indicate we need design of project and state that we are not interested in system extension for six lots.


G.        District Manager – Mike Galante:


1.         Easement to Rimrock Road:


Brendis out of town.  NKWD may take easements by Eminent Domain.


2.         HHOA – Transition:


Set 3/30/06 at 12:30 p.m., at NKWD office, for L.I.D. Public Hearing.


3.         Added Staff:


Into Executive Session at 2:06 p.m.

Out of Executive Session at 2:22 p.m.

Discussed personnel matters.


Add ½ time position and make existing ½ time position permanent, and fund out of Depreciation Fund.


Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second


Ayes:  Berger, Moore, Davis

Nays:  Fairhurst


4.         Empire Electric Staff Report:


SCADA system working well after repairs.  Pay $27,600 less $3,405 unless manager can negotiate reduction.


Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.


H.        District Attorney – Bob Covington:


1.         Lancaster Well #3:


Holt’s attorney states there is no money and Holt denies claim.  Bonding company acknowledged responsibility.  Attorney to proceed with filing suit.


       2.     Leisure Park:


   Flows not guaranteed in draft agreement.  Engineer to do Impact Study for annexing Leisure Park.


3.         Water Rights – Sierra Club Protest:


Into Executive Session at 3:04 p.m.

Out of Executive Session at 3:09 p.m.

Discussed protest.


4.         Annexation of New Parcels:




5.         Additional Outside Meetings for Board Members:


Maximum $100.00 per noticed meetings allowed by State law.  03/02/06 motion dies.




10.      Water Rates:


Set Public Hearing to 05/11/06 at 6:00 p.m. at Hayden Lake City Hall.


Director Moore – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.




               Staff to re-draft Wal-Mart Will Serve letter.


               Attorney directed to re-write Ordinance #99-4.


I.           Board Members:




J.         Adjournment:


Meeting adjourned at 3:35 P.M.


       Director Berger – motion, Director Moore - second

       Approved unanimously by those present.





Richard Fairhurst, Secretary/Treasurer