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.




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.




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.




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