North Kootenai Water District


August 3, 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 (12:40)

                                 Bob Covington, District Attorney

                                 Mike Galante, District Manager


       Visitors:             Ron Sampert, Kootenai County Fire & Rescue

                                 Katherine McKinley, Gozzer Ranch (12:40)


B.        Consent Agenda:


1.         Minutes of 07/20/06 Board Meeting.


Approve Consent Agenda.


Director Moore – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously.


C.        Oral Communications:


1.         Public Hearing – Gozzer Ranch Annexation:


Properly noticed.  Ron Sampert, Fire District, in favor on annexation; needs sewer hookup for fire station from Discovery or NKWD for their annexation.


No other communications pro or con received.  Approve annexation.


Director Berger – motion, Director Crimmins – second.

Approved unanimously.


D.        Written Communications:


1.         Letters from Sue Welch, 3138 Hayden View Drive, and Gloy Wood, 13269 Ferndale Drive, complimenting NKWD for good field work.


2.         Motion to pay President for any additional meetings.


Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Ayes – Director Berger, Director Moore

Nays – Director Fairhurst, Director Crimmins, Director Davis.

E.         Treasury Report / 3-Year Capital Improvements:


06/30/06 analysis handed out by Engineer for Board review.


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


1.         Ohio Match Well #2:


Lease signed, proceeding with well completion.


2.         East Seasons Road Reservoir:


Well production down to 11 g.p.m. – manager to investigate solutions.


3.         Hillside Reservoir:


Pour last floor slab on 08/04/06


4.         Gem Shores/Hayden Haven:


No action.


5.         Selkirk Meadows:


Conditional Will Serve Letter sent to developer on 07/27/06.  Engineer to look into need for 10” pipe from well to subdivision.


G.        District Manager – Mike Galante:


1.         HHOA Project:


Laying pipe started, but, contractor doing poor job so far.


7.         Forest Ridge Subdivision:


Laying pipe started, but contractor doing poor job.


2.         Leisure Park:


Connection locked off 08/01/06.  On 07/31/06 Eborall came to office saying we can’t turn off service.


3.         Budget 2006/07:


Notice for first meeting in September 2006.


4.         Dodd Road:


West end of Dodd Road wants to annex.  Wants NKWD to start process with added L.I.D. of $300,000 for main extension.  NKWD needs deposit from developer for District work.


5.         Gozzer Ranch:


See item C-1.


6.         Lakeland School District:


Board approved one half of $13,000± for extending 8” pipe north from site.  Latest bid was $40,000.  School District to investigate higher cost.


D.        Written Communications:


3.         Ranch Valley Water – county approved temporary hardship for additional home on northern parcel.  Manager to outline water service choices to property owner.


H.        District Attorney – Bob Covington:


1.         QLPE Discussion:


No comments on draft.


2.         Lancaster Well #3:


Waiting for response.


3.         Water Rights – Sierra Club Protest:


Our settlement offer with conservation plan sent to Sierra Club but not response.  Hearing set for 08/14/06.


4.         IDEQ Loan Application:


Received approval on engineer.


5.         Dalton Gardens Inter-tie:


No action.


6.         Ordinance 99-4:


No discussion.


Into Executive Session at 4:04 p.m.

Out of Executive Session at 4:12 p.m.


Discussed personnel matters.


I.           Board Members:


No items.


J.         Adjournment:


Meeting adjourned at 4:12 P.M.


       Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

       Approved unanimously.




Richard Fairhurst, Secretary/Treasurer