North Kootenai Water District

 

December 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

                                 Mike Galante, District Manager

                                 Mike Ormsby, District Attorney

        

       Visitors:             None

                               

B.        Consent Agenda:

 

1.         Minutes of 11/16/06 Board Meeting

 

Approve Consent Agenda.

 

Director Moore – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

C.        Oral Communications:

 

1.         Public Hearing – Morse Annexation (Walgreen’s):

 

Public Hearing opened at 12:34 p.m.

No written comments.

No oral comments.

Close Public Hearing at 12:36 p.m.

 

              Director Moore – motion, Director Berger – second.

       Approved unanimously by those present.

 

       Approve Annexation.

 

       Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

       Approved unanimously by those present.

 

2.         Public Hearing – Chicken Hill Estates:

 

Public Hearing opened at 12:37 p.m.

No written comments.

No oral comments.

Close Public Hearing at 12:38 p.m.


 

               Director Moore – motion, Director Berger – second.

       Approved unanimously by those present.

 

       Approve Annexation.

 

       Director Moore – motion, Director Berger – second.

       Approved unanimously by those present.

 

D.        Written Communications:

 

None.

 

E.         Treasury Report / 3-Year Capital Improvements:

 

Hold to next meeting.

 

F.         District Attorney – Mike Ormsby:

 

1.         Into Executive Session at 12:38 p.m.

Out of Executive Session at 1:12 p.m.

Discussed actual and potential matters of litigation.

 

6.         Billing Amendment to Resolution #2006-06:

 

Approve Amendment.

 

Director Moore – motion, Director Berger – second.

Ayes:  Director Moore, Director Berger, Director Davis

Nays:  Director Fairhurst

 

7.         Added:  February Election for Director Crimmins and Director Davis’ seat on Board.

 

Staff:

 

5.         Potts Settlement:

 

Hearing set for 01/08/07.

 

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

 

1.         SH-41 Transmission Line – Twin Lakes:

 

Alignment map handed out for Board study.

 

2.         Wal-Mart:

 

Northern Lakes Fire Protection District may lower requirements for fire flow.

 

3.         Gem Shores/Hayden Haven:

 

Proposed rate structure handed out for Board review.


 

4.         Atlas Acres – Task Order:

 

Approve Task Order #06-05.

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

5.         Twin Lakes Well – Task Order:

 

Design work to be done under standard billing due to small costs.

 

6.         Rice Road Relocation – Task Order:

 

Approve Task Order #06-06.

 

Director Moore – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

Staff:

 

10.      Lancaster Realignment:

 

Hold cost estimate discussion to next meeting.  District Manager to discuss cost lowering redesign with Joe Weust, Lakes Highway District.  District Attorney to discuss project costs with Susan Weeks, Lakes Highway District.  State Highway 95/Lancaster improvements planned for 2008.  Attorney to investigate options for District financing.

 

H.        District Manager – Mike Galante:

 

1.         HHOA Project – Progress Report:

 

Project shut down for winter.  Punch list items, except road settling, resolved.  Lot 62 on Clarkview (our tank and pump station) need to move driveway off Lot 61 (owned by HHOA).

 

2.         Forest Ridge Subdivision:

 

Waiting for off site costs from SAFCO to finish late comer’s agreement and determine NKWD cost of pipeline oversizing (10” to 12”).

 

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

 

Nothing from HLID.  Withdraw offer.

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

4.         Billing Hardware/Check Scanner:

 

Manager to investigate further.

 

5.         East Season’s Acres:

 

Idaho Division of Environmental Quality (IDEQ) has approved construction plans for additional storage.


 

6.         Lancaster #3:

 

ABB variable speed drive burned out.  Manager to record incoming power from Avista for fluctuations/problems.

 

New ABB drive costs $18,000 or ABB repair $8,800 plus shipping.  New soft start in ABB enclosure costs $7,500 (Empire) or in new enclosure, plus back-up direct start, $6,427 + $1,000 for labor (Ben, electrician).

 

Investigate Avista’s responsibility, have ABB repair ($8,800 + shipping), purchase and install soft start & enclosure ($6,427 + 1,000±).

 

Director Fairhurst – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

Rebuilt VFD may be used at new Hayden #2 well.

 

Staff:

 

15.      City of Hayden-Croffoot Park:

 

Attorney to advise drop or proceed.

 

       18.   Added – Fire Hydrant Locks:

 

Agreement to be reviewed by Attorney and passed on, with comments, to Northern Lakes Fire Protection District

 

I.           Board Members:

 

None

 

J.         Adjournment:

 

Meeting adjourned at 4:18 p.m.

 

Director Moore – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

 

 

                                                                                   

Richard Fairhurst, Secretary/Treasurer