North Kootenai Water District


January 18, 2007


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


       Staff Present:      Necia Maiani, P.E.

                                 Mike Galante, District Manager

                                 Mike Ormsby, District Attorney


       Visitors:             Stacy Bjordahl – Arrow Point


B.        Consent Agenda:


1.         Minutes of 01/04/07 Board Meeting


Approve Consent Agenda.


Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously.


2.         Bills for December 2006.

3.         Financial Statements for December 2006.


Hold items #2 & 3 for later discussion.


C.        Board Elections for 2007:


Paperwork not properly completed and posted.  Move election to 05/22/07.


Director Crimmins – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously.


D.        Oral Communications:


1.       Public Hearing – Arrow Point Annexation:


Open Public Hearing at 12:36 p.m.

No oral or written comments for or against.

Close Public Hearing at 12:37 p.m.


Approve Arrow Point Annexation with petition conditions.


Director Crimmins – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously.


E.         Written Communications:




F.         Treasury Report:


Hold to next meeting.


G.        District Attorney – Mike Ormsby:


1.         Executive Session:


Into Executive Session at 12:42 p.m.

Out of Executive Session at 1:04 p.m.

Discussed existing and potential litigation.


5.         Conservation Plan:


Plan submitted to Idaho Department of Water Resources.


6.         Pending Annexations:


Chicken Hill and Walgreens annexations complete.


H.        District Engineer – Necia Maiani, P.E.:


1.         SH-41 Transmission Line – Twin Lakes:


Project schedule handed out.  Scarcello is not willing to give easement for $1,000.00.  Reviewed 01/04/07 letter (DWR) regarding water rights at Twin Lakes wells.


2.         Gem Shores/Hayden Haven:


NKWD proposed rate structure is on the H.R.W. & S.D. agenda for 01/24/07 at 5:00 p.m.


3.         GTE Easements:


No discussion.


4.         Wal-Mart:


Petition for annexation not yet received.  Northern Lakes Fire Protection District confirmed requirements in writing of 1,500 g.p.m. at 45 p.s.i. for sprinklers, and, 500 g.p.m. at 26 p.s.i. for fire hydrants for 4 hours.


Needed requirements:


a.         Increase GTE Well #2 to 2,200 g.p.m.

b.         Install fire pump – 1500 g.p.m. at 65 p.s.i.

c.         Install domestic pump – 1400 g.p.m. at 70-75 p.s.i. (VFD)

d.         New well – Honeysuckle #2 (40% Wal-Mart)


Engineer to look into 500 g.p.m. from new Hillside Reservoir now with 40% deposit for future installation of Honeysuckle #2 well.


5.         Dodd Road:


Presented cost breakdown for 5 different options.  Manager to send letters to area landowners to determine interest.




16.      HHOA Project:


Norm’s/S.I. have had extensive personnel shakeup.


B.        Consent Agenda:


2.         Bills for December 2006:


H.D. Fowler bill is for ‘day to day’ supplies plus 50 radio read meters that are to be returned for credit.


3.         Financial Statements for December 2006:


Total net income is wrong.  Percentage is wrong on #4010.


Approve items B2 & B3 with corrections.

Director Crimmins – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously.


I.           District Manager – Mike Galante:


1.         Construction Standards:


Review for next meeting.


2.         Rate Increase – Valley Green:


Letter dated 01/08/07 to residents is OK as Public Hearing Notice.  Set Public Hearing for 02/01/07 meeting.


Director Moore – motion, Director Crimmins – second.

Approved unanimously.


3.         Gozzer Easement:


Document has been signed.  North Kootenai Water District has not yet received $18,000± in cost reimbursement.


4.         Clarkview Easement:


No response on proposal for relocation of driveway.


5.         East Seasons Road Reservoir:


Exploratory work not yet started.


6.         Dalton Gardens Inter-tie:


Send 01/18/07 letter.



7.         Health Insurance for Employee Dependents:


Pay ½ of child’s costs for group insurance.


Director Moore – motion, Director Crimmins – second.

Ayes:  Moore, Davis, Crimmins, Fairhurst

Abstain:  Berger


J.         Board Members:


1.         Director Fairhurst – Health Insurance for Board Members:


               No discussion – dropped from agenda.




4.         Potts Settlement:


Taken under advisement by Judge.


2.         Ohio Match Well #2:


No action – will be on-line by summer.


20.      Annual Material Supply Bids (added):


               Four bids received for annual material supply.


               Award to Consolidated Supply for $21,479.72 (lowest).


Director Berger – motion, Director Crimmins – second.

Approved unanimously.


K.        Adjournment:


Meeting adjourned at 4:07 p.m.


       Director Crimmins – motion, Director Berger – second.

       Approved unanimously.






Richard Fairhurst, Secretary/Treasurer