North Kootenai Water District


October 5, 2006


Board Meeting Minutes


A.    Call to Order/Roll Call:


      Meeting called to order at 12:31 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


       Excused:            Bob Covington, District Attorney


       Staff Present:      Phil Boyd, District Engineer

                                 Mike Galante, District Manager


       Visitors:             Denise Hall, 8357 Uplands Dr., Hayden ID 83835

                                 Tom Tompkins, 2775 W. Midway Ave., Post Falls ID 83854

                                    Owen Hogan, 16414 N. Reservoir Rd., Rathdrum ID 83858

                                 Linda Simons, 1293 W. Linwood Dr., Hayden ID 83835

                                 Alan Eborall, 1480 Leisure Dr., Hayden ID 83835

                                 John Grosshans, 1000 W. Oakwood Dr., Leisure Park Board Member

                                 James Dubs, 7135 E. Ohio Match Rd., Hayden ID 83835     

                                 Dean Podrabsky, 3126 N 8th St., Coeur d’Alene ID 83815

                                 Jeff Worsfold, 515 Golden Sun, Coeur d’Alene ID 83815

                                 Richard Simons, 1293 W. Linwood Dr., Hayden ID 83835

                                 George Sims, 1050 W. Miles Avenue, Hayden ID 83835

                                 Gary Phelps, 11435 Twin Lakes Rd., Rathdrum ID 83858

                                 Simmons Contracting, P.O. Box 312, Rathdrum ID 83858


B.        Consent Agenda:


1.         Minutes of 09/21/06 Board Meeting

2.         Bills for September 2006

3.         Financial Statements for September 2006


Hold items #2 and #3 until next meeting.

Approve item #1.


Director Crimmins – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously.


C.        Oral Communications:


1.         Leisure Park – Alan Eborall:


System produces 750 g.p.m. but Fires District wants 1,000 g.p.m. for new construction.  Plans for new reservoir to meet requirements are at Idaho Division of Environmental Quality for 8-10 week review and developer (Eborall) wants to extend previous NKWD agreement for interim time.  Eborall willing to pay all costs.


Leisure Park – John Grosshans, Board Member:


States that Leisure Park Board supports request for extension. 


NKWD Board directed staff to look into feasibility.


D.        Written Communications:




E.         Treasury Report / 3-Year Capital Improvements:


Reviewed by Board.


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


1.         Hillside Reservoir:


Reservoir on-line. 


Approve $1,500 each for owner landscaping on Welch/Erlander property line.


Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously.


2.         Gozzer Rate Analysis:


Handed out preliminary of water and sewer costs for review.


Yet to be completed on project:


§    Fix overflow sewer pond leak

§    Idaho Division of Environmental Quality approval

§    Arrow Point Annexation

§    Sewer line from Arrow Point to sewer plant


               Submit monthly invoice to Gozzer for District costs reimbursement.


3.         Arrow Point Annexation:


Slowly receiving requests – now at 57% for annexation with Gozzer.


4.         Flow Chart – Developers:


Ready for staff review.


5.         SH-41 Transmission Line – Twin Lakes:


In design.




12.      Leisure Park:


Eborall Construction is building reservoir.  Present in-flow, 750 g.p.m., is not hurting existing residents who need 500 g.p.m. for fire protection.


G.        District Manager – Mike Galante:


1.         HHOA Project:


Work done for this year.  HLRW&SD owes contractor for additional road work.  Lakes Highway District owes $11,000 for additional road base.


Original contract completion date is 10/25/06.  Manager/Attorney to draft agreement that Norms to pay all extra costs incurred (interest, engineer, etc.).


Approve second pay request ($283,874.97) and authorize reimbursement from Idaho Division of Environmental Quality (#2).


Director Crimmins – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously.


Approve Idaho Division of Environmental Quality reimbursement request for engineering costs ($71,702) and attorney fees (to be supplied).


Director Crimmins – motion, Director Fairhurst – second.

Approved unanimously.


2.         Gozzer Ranch:


Sewer plant start up scheduled for 10/9/06 delayed until after Thanksgiving.


3.         Forest Ridge Subdivision (Rimrock):


Off-site work progressing well by Safeco Construction.  Need to install vault for check valve at Lancaster and Rimrock.


4.         Dodd Road:


Have $5,000 from Wright & Hazard, need additional $4,000 for master plan development for area.


5.         Lakeland School District:


Director Crimmins motion for 50/50 split on cost of 8” main and fire hydrant died for lack of second.


Pay $10,000 as our share of extension costs.


Director Berger – motion, Director Crimmins – second.

Approved unanimously.


6.         Hayden Orchards/Valley Green to Hayden Lake Irrigation District (HLID):


Staff to draft transfer agreement for Board review.


Director Fairhurst – motion, Director Crimmins – second.

Approved unanimously.


7.         Hillside Easement Settlement:


See Item F1.


8.         Fire Hydrant Locking Devices:


Hold HLFPD agreement for attorney review.




8.         Wal-Mart:


5,600 g.p.m. for four hours needed for fire protection.  Project to be completed in 9 months.  Site needs to be annexed.  Engineer to fast track needed improvements ($3,000 has been deposited).  NKWD needs to bill for past expenses.


H.        District Attorney – Bob Covington:


2.         Water Rights – Sierra Club Protest:


Add to conservation plan – no watering between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and a percentage (to be determined) of $1.90 overage to be dedicated to conservation and require new developments to provide rain sensors on all new irrigation systems.


Into Executive Session at 3:16 p.m.

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


Discussed personnel.


Dismiss District Attorney, Robert Covington.


Director Berger – motion, Director Crimmins – second.

Approved unanimously.


I.           Board Members:




J.         Adjournment:


Meeting adjourned at 3:47 p.m.


       Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

       Approved unanimously.





Richard Fairhurst, Secretary/Treasurer