North Kootenai Water District

 

September 7, 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 (12:35)

                                 Mike Galante, District Manager

        

       Visitors:             None

 

B.        Consent Agenda:

 

1.         Minutes of 08/03/06 and 08/17/06 Board Meetings

2.         Bills for August 2006

3.         Financial Statements for August 2006

 

Approve Item #1 of the Consent Agenda.  Hold Items #2 & 3 until 09/21 meeting.

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Fairhurst – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

C.        Oral Communications:

 

1.         Public Hearing – 2006/07 Budget:

 

Opened at 12:43 p.m.

Properly noticed and taped.  No oral or written comments.

Closed at 12:44 p.m.

 

2.         Point Hayden Mains:

 

City of Hayden Lake meeting on area improvements held on 09/05/06 at 7:00 p.m.; 65 of 100 attending answered survey questions:  8 residents wanted $10,000 per lot for improvements, 11 wanted to spend $4,000 per lot, and 46 wanted $0 per lot.

 

Questions for NKWD – would we replace all piping without L.I.D.?  No by Board vote, but, will look into replacing bad section as it fits into Capital Improvements Plan.


 

D.        Written Communications:

 

1.         Susan Kirk – 8622 N Starr Loop:

 

She had a leak in her irrigation system and can’t afford to pay bill.  Let her pay over 6 month period, cut bill per leak repair policy, turn off sprinklers and not use, and try to reduce her bill per indigent fund policies.

 

2.         Newspaper Article, RE:  East Seasons Acres Lack of Water per Shelly Wright:

 

Put pressure recorder on system during next hot spell.

 

3.         Fernbrook Subdivision – Dr. Ernest Folks:

 

Confirm ‘Will Serve’ letter sent on 09/06/06 for Fernbrook Subdivision – lot split for Dr. Ernest Folks.

 

E.         Treasury Report / 3-Year Capital Improvements:

 

Hold to next meeting.

 

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

 

1.         Hillside Reservoir:

 

Wall up, waiting for crane for roof panels.  Leak test on week of 09/18/06.

 

2.         Gozzer Rate Analysis:

 

Will be completed in two weeks.

 

3.         Arrow Point Annexation:

 

Letter and petition going to Arrow Point residents on 09/07/06 to be signed by President.

 

Staff:

 

2.         East Seasons Road Reservoir:

 

Design to be completed by the end of September.

 

5.         Flow Chart – Developers:

 

Ready by 09/21/06 meeting.

 

13.      Lakeland School/Pond’s:

 

               Attorney to give ’Letter Of Credit’ (Bonecelli) to District Manager.

 

17.      Lakeland School District:

 

Current construction problems resolved.  School to re-solicit bids for 8” pipe for Board approval.

 

14.      Lancaster Realignment:

 

Easements not yet secured.

 

4.         Selkirk Meadows:

 

Doing poor job on pipeline.

             

15.      Leisure Park:

 

Residents to meet on 09/30/06; RE:  getting water from North Kootenai Water District.

 

G.        District Manager – Mike Galante:

 

1.         HHOA Project:

 

Will be 60% complete by this year – project completion date should be 10/29/06.

Sub-contractor, SI Construction – Mike Sperly.  Our engineer and attorney will generate their bills to date.

 

Approve Pay Request #1 (15%) for $179,615.79.

 

Director Fairhurst – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

2.         Budget 2006/07:

 

Published 08/23/06.  Approve Budget.

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

Purchase ¾ ton GMC pickup for $26,998.40.

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

3.         Gozzer Ranch:

 

Hired operator from HARBS for sewer and water.  Repairing leak in overflow sewer pond.  Developer has not delivered list of assets.  Special meeting on 09/15/06 for site inspection.

 

4.         Forest Ridge Subdivision (Rimrock):

 

Off-site improvements moving ahead nicely.

 

5.         Dodd Road:

 

Hazzard paid $2,500 of $5,000 needed for Improvement Study.

 

Staff:

 

10.      Wal-Mart:

 

               No news.


H.        District Attorney – Bob Covington:

 

1.         QLPE Discussion:

 

Using approved document with actual per-project costs.

 

2.         Lancaster Well #3:

 

Hearing date on 10/19/06.

 

3.         Water Rights – Sierra Club Protest:

 

Reconciliation meeting on 09/21/06.  Gathering usage data for amending permit request from 2 cfs to 4 cfs (after 09/21/06 meeting).

 

4.         Dalton Gardens Inter-Tie:

 

No action.

 

5.         Ordinance 99-4:

 

Approve amendment to Ordinance 99-4.

 

Director Moore – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

6.         Annexation of Honeysuckle Glades and Selkirk Meadows:

 

Approve publishing for annexation of Honeysuckle Glades and Selkirk Meadows.

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

7.         Annexation of Gozzer Ranch and Lake Club:

 

Approve annexation of Gozzer Ranch Golf & Lake Club.

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

Staff:

 

6.         Potts – Settlement: 

 

Meeting on 09/25/06.

 

H.        Board Members:

 

1.         Director Fairhurst – Missing Resolutions:

 

       Reconciled differences with Attorney.

 

Into Executive Session at 4:18 p.m.

Out of Executive Session at 4:36 p.m.

Discussed personnel matters.

 

Increase Manager’s salary to $68,000 per year effective 10/01/06.

 

I.           Adjournment:

 

Meeting adjourned at 4:45 P.M.

 

       Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

       Approved unanimously by those present.

 

 

 

                                                                                   

Richard Fairhurst, Secretary/Treasurer