North Kootenai Water District


November 2, 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


       Excused:            Mike Ormsby, District Attorney


       Staff Present:      Phil Boyd, District Engineer

                                 Mike Galante, District Manager


       Visitors:             None


B.        Consent Agenda:


1.         Minutes of 10/19/06 Board Meeting

2.         Minutes of 10/18/06 Special Board Meeting


Approve Consent Agenda.


Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously.


D.        Written Communications:


1.       Un-signed letter - RE:  Temporary Service to Leisure Park:


Letter received questioning NKWD’s decision to reinstate connection for fire protection during construction of Leisure Park’s reservoir.


Attorney to write agreement including turn off date of three months after start of new reservoir, or, March 1, 2007, whichever comes first, plus items in previous agreement.


Director Moore – motion, Director Fairhurst – second.

Approved unanimously.



E.         Treasury Report / 3-Year Capital Improvements:


Hold to 11/16/06 meeting.


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


1.         Gozzer Rate Analysis:


Working on rates for sewer and water.  Need a pre-take and post-take agreement.  Sewer plant can support 570 E.R.’s.


2.         Arrow Point Annexation:


Delay annexation until sewer system and connection is complete.


3.         SH-41 Transmission Line – Twin Lakes:


Trying to determine best route.


4.         Wal-Mart:


Building permit application on 1/1/07, building start on 4/1/07, completion on 11/15/07.  Initial requirements A & B presented for plan review.  Need Wal-Mart meeting for presentation of alternatives.


5.         Gem Shores/Hayden Haven:


Letter from District Attorney, re:  transfer read.  Engineer to develop rate structure.


G.        District Manager – Mike Galante:


1.         HHOA Project:


Bill Hayden Lake Recreational Water and Sewer District $3,914.44 and Lakes Highway District $49,333.60 for extra work.


Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously.


Lakes Highway District to negotiate with Winkler (contractor); NKWD negotiating with Norm’s and S.I. Construction, re:  Shut down and extras.  Contractor wants additional 63 days of contract time.  Negotiating to be completed by 11/16/07 meeting. 


Lakes Highway District correcting driveway realignments.


Frame letter questioning billing for Debt Service Surcharge.  Surcharge discussed at annexation meeting stating that Honeysuckle Hills would be charged. 


Approved $283,874.97 payment at previous meeting.  Approve final pay request of $26,437.53 for Hillside Reservoir.


Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously.


2.         Forest Ridge Subdivision (Rimrock):


Finishing off-site improvements.


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


See letter from District Attorney, re:  transfers.


4.         2005/06 Fiscal Year Audit:


Hire Magnuson for $7,000 for this year’s audit (only bid).


Director Crimmins – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously.


5.         Chicken Hill Estates:


Approve ‘Conditional Will Serve’ letter and require rain sensors on new irrigation system in subdivision.


Director Crimmins – motion, Director Fairhurst – second.

Approved unanimously.


H.        District Attorney:


Reviewed action items memo, dated 10/19/06.  Demand documents and case files from Covington.




1.         Ohio Match Well #2


IDEQ has received copy of easement for well lot.


H.        District Attorney:


1.         Appointment of New District Attorney:


Appoint Mike Ormsby as District Attorney.


Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously.


4.         Conservation Plan:


Director Crimmins to compare versions for variances.




6.         Water Rights – Projections & Applications:


Engineer prepared 6 year (Jul/Aug/Sep) consumption graph.


I.           Board Members:




J.         Adjournment:


Meeting adjourned at 3:50 p.m.


       Director Crimmins – motion, Director Berger – second.

       Approved unanimously.





Richard Fairhurst, Secretary/Treasurer