North Kootenai Water District
May 11, 2006
BOARD SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
A. Call To Order/Roll Call
Meeting called to order at 6:00 p.m. by President Davis.
Present: Jack Berger, Director/Vice President
Linda Davis, Director/President
Bob Covington, District Attorney
Mike Galante, District Manager
Brad White, District Field Supervisor
Visitors: Arthur B. Macomber, Attorney-at-Law
B. Agenda Items:
1. Public Hearing On Water Fees:
President Davis introduced staff.
District Manager gave brief biography of the North Kootenai Water District, history of the District, and reason for public hearing.
District Engineer presented 4 major goals of the proposed rate structure: Base fixed cost, pay as used basis for water, funded depreciation, and to promote water conservation. Last rate increase was in 2001. Rates charged are based on fixed cost, Debt Service Surcharge, and water usage. The District has used in the past a 3 tier water rate system. A 4th tier is proposed; this tier is designed to promote water conservation. The goal of the Board was not to affect those households that use low amounts of water.
President Davis opened floor to questions and answers.
Tami Sonnen, 2077 Sundown Dr., placed a
verbal phone call to the District office May 11th, she also
Public Hearing closed at 6:12 p.m.
Meeting adjourned at 6:12 p.m. by President Davis.
Michael Galante, District Manager