North Kootenai Water District


July 06, 2006


Board Meeting Minutes



A. Call to Order/Roll Call:


Meeting called to order at 12:33 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: Necia Maiani, District Engineer

Bob Covington, District Attorney

Mike Galante, District Manager

Visitors: Larry Comer

Tom Halliwell

B.        Consent Agenda:


1.         Minutes of 06/15/06 Board Meeting.

2.         Bills for June 2006.


Approve Item #1, Hold Item #2.


Director Berger motion, Director Moore second.

Approved unanimously.


C.        Oral Communications:


1.         Public Hearing Gozzer Ranch Annexation:


Hold to next regular meeting, Attorney to publish for public hearing.


2.         Larry Comer Representing Hayden Lake Recreational Water & Sewer District (HLRW&SD):


Wants to add sewer main work to our HHOA project by change order to our Norms contract. Board will consider Joint Powers Agreement with HLRW&SD having separate contract with Norms for sewer work. Attorney to draft Memorandum of Understanding (M.O.U.) or Joint Powers Agreement for consideration by Board.


D.        Written Communications:


1.        Tom Halliwell:


Considers the way we bill for multi units on one meter to be unfair and would like the process changed.


2.        Wendell & Kay Wardell, 2623 Hayden View Dr.:


Letter of appreciation for the way the Hillside reservoir project is going.


E.         Treasury Report / 3-Year Capital Improvements:


No comments.


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


1.         Lancaster Realignment:


Project unlikely to go this year. Engineer to contact Lakes Highway District and see if amount of work we have to do might be reduced by changing road grades or reducing cover on pipe.


2.         Point Hayden Mains:


Letter withdrawing support sent to the City of Hayden Lake.


3.         Selkirk Meadows:


Engineer needs to meet with developer on pipeline routing from Atlas Acres system to subdivision.


4.         Hillside Reservoir:


Project progressing. Old reservoir leaking.


5.         QLPE Discussion:


Developer form is being completed by Attorney.


G.        District Manager Mike Galante:


1.         HHOA Project Progress Report:


Engineer is setting construction staking. Idaho Division of Environmental Quality (IDEQ) wants second pre-construction conference.


2.         Leisure Park:


No Board decision on annexation. Deliver fact sheet to residents.


Director Berger motion, Director Crimmins second.

Approved unanimously.


3.         Vacuum Truck Lease/Purchase:


Pacific Tec or Ditch Witch cost $41,000 . Wells Fargo loan for 12 months has no prepayment penalty. Purchase Pacific Tec with Wells Fargo loan to be paid off in 2006/07 fiscal year.


Director Crimmins motion, Director Moore second.

Approved unanimously.


4.         Resolution to Adopt US Bank Interim Financing:


Hold to 07/14/06 special meeting.

H.        District Attorney Bob Covington:


1.         Lancaster Well #3:


Hearing set for 07/14/06 at 4:00 p.m.


2.         Water Rights Sierra Club Protest:


Settlement agreement underway. Expert deposition on hold.


3.         IDEQ Loan Application for HHOA Project:


All material for loan application submitted. Pass Resolution 2006-08 authorizing President and Secretary/Treasurer to sign agreements.


Director Crimmins motion, Director Moore second.

Approved unanimously.


4.         Dalton Gardens Inter-tie:


Set up meeting with 14 users involved in transfer. Ask for water rights from Dalton Water.


5.         Ordinance 99-4:


No action.




13.      Gozzer Ranch:


Now have adequate map showing parcels to be annexed. Hold annexation until $3,000.00 study fee is received. Authorize President to sign annexation notice contingent upon receiving $3,000.00.


Director Crimmins motion, Director Moore second.

Approved unanimously.


5.         Ohio Match Well #2:


Need lease agreement signed by owners.

I.           Board Members:


2.         Croffoot Park Water Line:


City of Hayden rendered pipeline ($33,000.00) useless. Close valve at Lancaster Road.


Into Executive Session at 3:30 p.m.

Out of Executive Session at 3:42 p.m.

Discussed personnel matters.


J.         Adjournment:


Meeting adjourned at 3:45 P.M.


Director Berger motion, Director Moore second.

Approved unanimously.




Richard Fairhurst, Secretary/Treasurer