North Kootenai Water District


July 20, 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:             Clarence Kast – Leisure Park

                                 John Ritterbach – Leisure Park

                                 Art Macomber

                                 Kaye Balk – Meadowland Acres

                                 Michelle Wolkey

                                 Jim Connel – Leisure Park


B.        Consent Agenda:


1.         Minutes of 07/06/06 and 07/14/06 Board Meetings.

2.         Approve Bills for June 2006.

3.         Approve Financial Statements for June 2006.


Revise 07/14/06 Minutes, Item B1, “number of units” to read “number of billing base rate units”.


Approve Consent Agenda.


Director Crimmins – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously.


C.        Oral Communications:


1.         Public Hearing – Gozzer Ranch Annexation:


Hold to 08/03/06 meeting.


2.         Kaye Balk – 967 Gallop Lane:


Wants backup generator on Meadowland Acres system for fire protection.  System not designed for fire protection – needs additional pumping capacity, fire hydrants, wells and storage to upgrade.


3.         John Ritterbach & Clarence Kast – Leisure Park:


Gave update on water situation and need for continuing supplemental flow from NKWD.


Jim Connel – Leisure Park:


His opinion is that developer is not a responsible person.


4.         Michelle Wolkey – Attorney for Gozzer Ranch:


Expected Public Hearing on Gozzer Ranch Annexation.


5.         Mike Galante for Glenn Cutshall, 3145 Lake Forest Drive:


Wants NKWD to replace house filter that was clogged during fire department flow tests.  Denied by Board consensus.


6.         Mike Galante – Joint Managers Meeting:


Proposed to share in purchase of fire hydrant locking systems with Hayden Irrigation District, total purchase 200 @ $69.00 each plus locks ($15.00 savings per device).  NKWD to purchase 150 with understanding that we will continue to fabricate additional devices during winter.


Director Fairhurst – motion, Director Crimmins – second.

Approved unanimously.


D.        Written Communications:


1.        Ohio Match Property Owner of Well #2 Site:


Wants lease reduced from 199 to 99 years and NKWD to treat 900’ of road at north end with magnesium chloride.


Approve reduction in years to 99 and treat 900’ of road, one-time only, with $900.00 limit on cost.


Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously.


E.         Treasury Report / 3-Year Capital Improvements:


Hold to next meeting.


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


1.         Ohio Match Well #2:


Waiting for lease to be finalized.  IDEQ holding approval of plans.


2.         East Seasons Road Reservoir:


9,500 gallon tank too deep.  Design for two additional smaller tanks – 6,000 gallons each.


3.         Hillside Reservoir – Progress Report:


Change Order #1:


a.         Delete 12” water main replacement.

b.         Replace above ground drainage with pipe and catch basins.  Delete riprap.

c.    Remove old 6” pump line.

d.    Add $1,000± for site disturbance bond.


Approve Change Order #1 and Pay Request #1.


Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously.


4.         Gem Shores/Hayden Haven:


Rate study ready for next meeting.


5.         Selkirk Meadows:


Completed plan review.  Developer anxious to move forward.  Developer to post $239,000 for improvements to Atlas Acres system.


G.        District Manager – Mike Galante:


1.         HHOA Project – Progress Report:


Allwest completing test holes on sub grade.


2.         Leisure Park:


No discussion.


3.         Budget 2006/07:


Move Public Hearing to first meeting in September.


Director Berger – motion, Director Crimmins – second.

Ayes:  Director Crimmins, Director Berger, Director Moore, Director Davis

Nays:  Director Fairhurst


H.        District Attorney – Bob Covington:


7.         Hayden Lake Recreational Water and Sewer – Joint Powers Agreement (HHOA Project):


Authorize President and Secretary to sign Joint Powers Agreement.


Director Crimmins – motion, Director Moore – second.

Ayes:  Director Crimmins, Director Davis, Director Moore, Director Berger

Nays:  Director Fairhurst


1.         QLPE Discussion:


Re-written, but need fee structure to be developed by staff for Board approval.


2.         Lancaster Well #3:


Responses to discovery due two weeks from tomorrow.


3.         Water Rights – Sierra Club Protest:


Into Executive Session at 2:57 p.m.

Out of Executive Session at 3:06 p.m.


Discussed draft settlement agreement with Sierra Club.


4.         IDEQ Loan Application:


Reviewing loan application and Technical/Financial/Management statement.  Send US Bank application to Mike Ormsby until needed.


5.         Dalton Gardens Inter-tie:


No progress.  We need to identify needed easements.


6.         Ordinance 99-4:


No action.


I.           Board Members:


No items.


J.         Adjournment:


Meeting adjourned at 3:17 P.M.


       Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

       Approved unanimously.





Richard Fairhurst, Secretary/Treasurer