North Kootenai Water District


January 4, 2007


Board Meeting Minutes


A.    Call to Order/Roll Call:


      Meeting called to order at 12:32 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


       Staff Present:      Phil Boyd, District Engineer (12:42 p.m.)

                                 Mike Galante, District Manager

                                 Mike Ormsby, District Attorney


       Visitors:             None


B.        Consent Agenda:


1.         Minutes of 12/21/06 Board Meeting


Approve Consent Agenda.


Director Crimmins – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously.


C.        Officer Elections for 2007


President – Linda Davis

Vice President – Jack Berger

Secretary/Treasurer – Richard Fairhurst


Director Moore – motion, Director Crimmins – second.

Approved unanimously.


D.        Oral Communications:




E.         Written Communications:




F.         Treasury Report:


Reviewed by Board; Engineer to revise/update and resubmit at next meeting.


G.        District Attorney – Mike Ormsby:


1.         Executive Session:


Into Executive Session at 1:01 p.m.

Out of Executive Session at 2:01 p.m.

Discussed existing and potential matters of litigation.


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


1.         SH-41 Transmission Line – Twin Lakes:


Letter sent to Mr. Scarcello offering $1,000 for triangular easement at the southwest corner of SH41 & Scarcello Road.  Engineer to develop schedule for construction of pipeline and well pump.


2.         Gem Shores/Hayden Haven:


No action – draft newsletter by next meeting.


3.         GTE Easements:


Engineer to develop preliminary layout for new office.


4.         Wal-Mart:


No action.


5.         Dodd Road:


Preliminary study complete.




17.      HHOA Project:


Sign Pay Request #4 and Reimbursement Request #5 from Idaho Division of Environmental Quality.


Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously.


Bill Lakes Highway District $13,715.96 for additional construction costs and $17,791.88 for additional engineering costs associated with Lakes.


Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously.


I.           District Manager – Mike Galante:


1.         Willow Wood:


Eleven lots at Strahorn & Kensington in Rimrock.  Set public hearing on annexation for 02/01/07 at 12:30 p.m. at District Office (Resolution #2007-01).


Director Crimmins – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously.


2.         Rate Increase – Valley Green:


Agreement (Book 283, Page 575, #733893 Kootenai County Records) allows recovering costs for street lights and park maintenance.  Manager to send letter explaining proposed rate increase and bring resolution for Board approval to next meeting.


3.         Gozzer Easement:


Katherine McKinley thinks easements and operating agreement will be signed shortly.  Gozzer owes NKWD $18,000± (not yet paid).


4.         Clarkview Easement:


HHOA wants water service to Lot #62 for 113 sq. ft. easement for our access to reservoir/pump house on Lot #61 in addition to relocating driveway and landscaping.  NKWD has the right to continue to use existing access road.  Manager to negotiate for Option #1 – they move driveway at their cost.  Option #2 – we move driveway and they give easement (no hookup/no landscaping).


5.         East Seasons Road Reservoir:


Investigate site to locate underground piping.




4.         Potts Settlement:


Hearing on 01/08/07 or 01/11/07.


10.      Dalton Gardens Inter-tie:


Easements don’t line up, but, Attorney thinks we should proceed.


19.      Lancaster Well #3 Repairs:


Drive removed and crated for shipping to ABB.  Install soft start for interim use on #3 and later #4 after VFD repaired and reinstalled.


I.           Board Members:




J.         Adjournment:


Meeting adjourned at 3:34 p.m.


Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously.






Richard Fairhurst, Secretary/Treasurer