North Kootenai Water District


May 4, 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 April 2006.

2.         Financial statements for April 2006.

3.         Minutes of 04/20/06 and 04/25/06 Board Meetings.


Hold Items 1 & 2; approve Item 3 with changes to 04/25/06.


Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.


C.        Oral Communications:




D.        Written Communications:




E.         Treasury Report / 3 Year Capital Improvements:


No discussion.


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


1.         Hillside Reservoir:


Pre-bid conference on 05/04/06.  Four of the six plan holders attended.


2.         Lancaster Realignment:


Working on plans for main lowering.


3.         Croffoot Park:


City of Hayden accepted Avondale’s proposal which is more costly.  Attorney to get Hayden’s 04/20/06 Council meeting minutes.


4.         Point Hayden Mains:


L.I.D. meeting on 05/15/06 at 6:00 p.m. at Hayden Lake City Hall.


5.         Selkirk Meadows:


Analysis of impact not yet done.



G.        District Manager – Mike Galante:


1.         HHOA Project:


Norm’s may not be able to do project this year.  Mike Sperlie’s company may do work as Norm’s sub-contractor (if possible under law).  Engineer to look at doing main replacement and repaving ditch.


2.         Gozzer Ranch:


Agreement not yet finalized.  Task staff to create draft agreement for review.


Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.


NKWD is not yet a sewer district and cannot operate sewer system over 2,500 gpd.  05/15/06 start up of sewer system.  100 condo’s in Arrow Point plus one commercial and 17 residential connections will be added at a later date.


3.         Leisure Park:


Proposal submitted on 05/01/06 and well received by homeowners association.  They want until 06/15/06 to make decision.  NKWD to hold to 06/01/06 deadline.


4.         Hayden Pines – Well Problem:


Rehab well pump, motor, and casing for estimated $6,000.00.


Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.


5.         Wal-Mart:


$3,000.00 deposited by Wal-Mart.  Previous charges not yet paid.


H.        District Attorney – Bob Covington:


1.         Lancaster Well #3:


Holt denied responsibility.

2.         Water Rights – Sierra Club Protest:


Hearing delayed to 06/20/06 to 06/22/06.  NKWD having difficulty finding expert witnesses.


I.           Board Members:


1.     Director Fairhurst excused from 05/11/06 Special Meeting.


J.         Adjournment:


Meeting adjourned at 3:21 P.M.


       Director Berger – motion, Director Moore - second

       Approved unanimously by those present.





Richard Fairhurst, Secretary/Treasurer