North Kootenai Water District


April 06, 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 March 2006.

2.         Financial statements for March 2006.

3.         Minutes of 3/16/06 and 3/30/06 Board Meetings.


Approve Item #3 and hold Items #1 and #2 to next meeting.


Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Ayes:  Moore, Fairhurst, Berger, Davis.

Nays:  None

Abstain:  Crimmins


C.        Oral Communications:


Excuse Director Moore and District Manager from 04/20/06 meeting.


D.        Written Communications:


       Three letters were received protesting the formation of the HHOA L.I.D.:


1.       K. John Young, 9382 Clarkview Place:  Resolved by Manager.

2.       Patsy M. Small, Lot 109A:  Received late

3.       Elton Dempsey – LID #443:  Overridden by Board.


E.         Treasury Report / 3 Year Capital Improvements:


Hold to next meeting.


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


1.         Packsaddle Booster Station/Reservoir Liner:


In operation, problem with SCADA resolved.


2.         Hillside Reservoir:


Design being completed.


3.         Lancaster Realignment – Task Order:


Approve Task Order #06-02 for design to lower 400’ of water main.


Director Crimmins – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously.


G.        District Manager – Mike Galante:


1.         Croffoot Park:


Ratify 04/05/06 letter from District Manger to City of Hayden.


2.         HHOA – Transition:


Meters read on 03/31/06.  Transfer papers to be signed at 10:00 a.m. on 04/07/06.  Lake water right (0.93 cfo) will be converted to ground water right by NKWD.


3.         Wal-Mart Engineering Fee Letter:


Bill Wal-Mart for outstanding costs plus $3,000.00 retainer.  Ratify 04/03/06 letter by District Manager.


4.         Set Budget Hearing:


Public Hearing for 2006-07 fiscal year set for 1:00 p.m. on 08/03/06 at NKWD.


Director Moore – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously.


5.         Eagle View Estates – Rate Structure:


When project design is complete determine pre-paid depreciation and O & M from Engineering study.




14.      Easement to Rimrock Road:


Documents prepared for Brendis and St. Peter ready to be signed.  Developer ready to pay for Atwood easement but wants to talk to Neal first.


H.        District Attorney – Bob Covington:


1.         Lakeland School/Ponds:


School District cost - $220,000.  The Ponds developer to put up financial guarantee for his costs.


Accept on-site school mains as part of public water system.


Director Crimmins – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously.


       2.     Lancaster Well #3:


   Litigation pending, reply from Holt due 04/20/06.


3.         Leisure Park:


Interim agreement signed.  Water rights are held by Leisure Park and Eborall, limited to 260 connections; currently at 231 and exceeding allowed withdrawal.  Engineer to prepare proposal for special meeting on 04/25/06.


4.         Water Rights – Sierra Club Protest:


Into Executive Session – 3:22 p.m.

Out of Executive Session – 3:36 p.m.

Discussed water rights protest hearing.


5.         Annexation of New Parcels:


Resolution ready for signing.




7.         Twin Lakes Village vs. NKWD:


Hearing for Ford on 04/10/06 at Magnuson’s office at 9:00 a.m.  RE:  How much does Ford owe Potts?


1.         East Seasons Road Reservoir:


               Engineer working on plans.


8.         Ohio Match Well #2:


Plans to Idaho Division of Environmental Quality.


I.           Board Members:



J.         Adjournment:


Meeting adjourned at 3:48 P.M.


       Director Berger – motion, Director Moore - second

       Approved unanimously.





Richard Fairhurst, Secretary/Treasurer