North Kootenai Water District

 

February 1, 2007

 

Board Meeting Minutes

 

A.    Call to Order/Roll Call:

 

      Meeting called to order at 12:33 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:      Mike Galante, District Manager

                                 Laura McAloon, K&L|Gates

        

       Visitors:             Robert Hoelzle

                                 Corinne MacDonald

                                 Bruce Waddell

                                 Mike Paul – Frame & Smetana

                                

B.        Consent Agenda:

 

1.         Minutes of 01/18/07 Board Meeting

 

Approve Consent Agenda.

 

Director Moore – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

C.        Oral Communications:

 

1.         Public Hearing – Willow Wood Annexation:

 

Open Public Hearing at 12:34 p.m.

No oral or written comments for or against.

Close Public Hearing at 12:35 p.m.

 

Annex Willow Wood.

 

               Director Moore – motion, Director Berger – second.

   Approved unanimously by those present.

 

   District Manager to send ‘Conditional Will Serve’ letter.

 

   Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

   Approved unanimously by those present.


 

2.         Public Hearing – Valley Green Rate Increase:

 

   Open Public Hearing at 12:37 p.m.

 

               -      Written Against Rate Increase:

                     

                      Rose’s – 01/21/07 letter from Rose family with complaint about park upkeep.

 

MacDonald’s – Letter from Bob & Corinne MacDonald, 9750 Valley Way, with complaints about park maintenance.

 

-      Oral Against Rate Increase:

 

Corinne MacDonald, 9750 Valley Way

Robert Hoelzle, 9755 Valley Way, with complaints about park maintenance.

Bruce Waddell, 9655 Valley Way, with complaints about park maintenance

 

-      No Written or Oral in Support of Rate Increase.

 

Closed public Hearing at 12:51 p.m.

District Manager directed to review public comments and make recommendations.

 

D.        Written Communications:

 

Alan Golub – Received letter dated 01/19/07 from Alan Golub requesting reduction in large water bill due to leak.  Manager directed to inform Golub about standard procedure for bill reduction due to leaks.

 

E.         Treasury Report:

 

Hold to next meeting.

 

F.         District Attorney – Laura McAloon:

 

1.         Executive Session:

 

Into Executive Session at 1:05 p.m.

Out of Executive Session at 1:45 p.m.

Discussed matters of litigation and potential litigation.

 

5.         Conservation Plan:

 

Plan turned over to Welch Comer for engineering input.  Not yet submitted to IDWR for review as stated in 01/18/07 minutes.

 

G.        District Engineer – (District Manager, Mike Galante, made presentation):

 

1.         SH-41 Transmission Line – Twin Lakes:

 

Ready to finish plans except for area at Scarcello easement.  State has non-recorded deed for Scarcello property.  Engineer to investigate alternate routes.

 

2.         Gem Shores/Hayden Haven:

 

HLRS&WD favorable to transfer and is going to propose annexation to NKWD to residents.


 

3.         GTE Easements:

 

Proposal not yet presented to GTE.

 

4.         Wal-Mart:

 

Handed out proposed system development of NKWD system to supply project. 

 

Projects that trigger development of system should pay for improvements in their total cost unless there are mitigating circumstances.

 

Director Moore – motion, Director Berger – second.

Ayes:  Director Moore, Director Berger, Director Davis

Nays:  Director Fairhurst

 

5.         Dodd Road:

 

Read proposed newsletter to be sent to area residents to attend informational meeting on 02/21/07, at 7:00 p.m., at Hayden City Hall.

 

6.         Capital Improvement Plan:

 

Hold to next meeting.

 

H.        District Manager – Mike Galante:

 

1.         Construction Standards:

 

Adopt Resolution #2007-02 – Revised Construction Standards.

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

2.         Gozzer Easement:

 

No action.

 

3.         Clarkview Easement:

 

No action.

 

4.         Dalton Gardens Inter-tie:

 

No action.

 

5.         Fence – Hayden Well:

 

Three bids received; Inland Fence was low at $8,211.00.  Award bid to low bidder.

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.


 

Staff:

 

1.         Gozzer Ranch:

 

Need interim operating agreement.  Formation of sewer sub-district vote on 05/21/07.  Manager to hand out rate analysis before next meeting.

 

2.         Ohio Match Well #2:

 

No action.

 

3.         Selkirk Meadows:

 

Developer wants final sign off on improvements but needs to provide bonds.

 

7.         Fox Hollow:

 

Project dormant.

 

6.         Water Rights-Projections & Applications:

 

Director Davis left meeting.

 

Bodine Acres – IDWR will allow extension of water rights but property owner needs to show beneficial use by 04/01/07.

 

Director Davis returned to meeting.

 

18.      Scarcello Easement:

 

               Lack of easement may delay SH-41 project.

 

9.         Lancaster Realignment:

 

Lakes Highway District has not yet acquired needed Right-of-Ways delaying project.

 

17.      Lancaster Well #3 Repairs:

 

               VFD shipped to manufacturer for repair.

 

H.        District Manager – Mike Galante:

 

Added:

 

Hire electrician as NKWD employee to replace person going to Gozzer Ranch.

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

 

Ayes:  Director Davis, Director Berger, Director Moore

Abstain:  Director Fairhurst

 

I.           Board Members:

 

       None.


 

J.         Adjournment:

 

Meeting adjourned at 4:25 p.m.

 

       Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

       Approved unanimously by those present.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                   

Richard Fairhurst, Secretary/Treasurer