North Kootenai Water District

 

April 5, 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:      Mike Galante, District Manager

                                 Mike Ormsby, District Attorney (12:34)

                                 Necia Maiani, District Engineer

 

       Visitors:             Jack Beebe, N.I.C. Foundation

                                

B.        Consent Agenda:

 

1.         Minutes of 03/15/07 Board Meeting

2.         Minutes of 03/26/07 Special Board Meeting

 

Approve Consent Agenda.

 

Director Crimmins – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously.

 

C.        Oral Communications:

 

1.         Jack Beebe – N.I.C. Foundation interested in future water service to its property on Rimrock Road (20 acres); but has to hold property as is for 20 years.  District Manager described plans for proposed system extension.  NKWD needs easement along north property line.  Attorney to write letter regarding requirements for water service.

 

D.        Written Communications:

 

1.         04/03/07 letter from I.N.C. regarding additional service from East Seasons Road system.  Jim Meyer needs to say he is no longer interested in a second connection for his property split.  Developer (Van Zile) has no more rights to 24th & 25th connection.

 

2.         04/03/07 letter from Verizon regarding GTE property.

 

Item #1 – Well #2 property (100’ x 100’) is owned by NKWD, rest already encumbered by NKWD easement.

 

Item #2 – Area south of pump station.

 

Item #3 – Road access at south side of property.

 

GTE wants 4 cap fees (1”) and release of north/south 30’ easement plus a dollar amount.  Hold to next meeting.

 

E.         Treasury Report:

 

Hold.

 

F.         District Attorney – Mike Ormsby:

 

       1.     Executive Session:

 

              Into Executive Session at 1:54 p.m.

               Out of Executive Session at 2:13 p.m.

 

               Discussed legal advice.

 

2.         Water Rights – Sierra Club Protest:

 

No action.

 

3.         Conservation Plan:

 

Draft ready in 3 to 4 weeks.

 

4.         Wal-Mart (added):

 

Resolution setting Wal-Mart annexation public hearing for next regular meeting (04/19/07).

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Crimmins – second.

Approved unanimously.

 

5.         Split Rock (added):

 

Resolution setting Split Rock Lane annexation public hearing for next regular meeting (04/19/07).

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously.

 

6.         Arrow Point/Gozzer Ranch (added):

 

Resolution setting Arrow Point/Gozzer Ranch election forming sewer district.

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously.

 

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

 

1.         Atlas Acres:

 

Idaho Division of Environmental Quality wants way to drain tank ($1,482.00), equalization line at far end of tank (918.76) and add line to fill tank from Selkirk Well ($1,100.00). 

 

Add all 3 items in Change Order #1.

 

Director Crimmins – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously.

 

Approve Pay Request to Lawrence Construction for $15,865.00.

 

Director Crimmins – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously.


 

2.         East Seasons Acres Reservoir:

 

Lawrence Construction quote of $25,480.00 for 10,000 gallon concrete tank.

 

Award to Lawrence Construction for $24,999.00 and contact residents about increase in costs.

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously.

 

Finance over 10 years through rates with no interest.

 

3.         SH-41 Transmission Line:

 

Very good bids.

 

Award H41-1, H41-2, and H41 Alt 2 to DGS Construction for $570,471.96.

 

Director Crimmins – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously.

 

Twin Lakes Well - $8,400.00 change.

 

Remove add Alternate #2 from SH-41 bid award.

 

Director Fairhurst – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously.

 

4.         Rice Road Lowering:

 

Work began today.

 

5.         Conservation Plan:

 

No action.

 

H.        District Manager – Mike Galante:

 

1.         Gozzer Ranch:

 

Received check for $8,600.00; second check on way.

 

2.         Wal-Mart:

 

Will accept $718,000.00 proposal for needed improvements.  September 2007 break ground; May 2008 completion.

 

3.         Point Hayden Main Replacement:

 

Safco can replace main in Point Hayden to Lake Forest within $55,000.00.  Ask Hayden Lake for $50,000.00 for road improvements.

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Crimmins – second.

Approved unanimously.

 

4.         New Employee:

 

No action.

 


5.         Lancaster Realignment:

 

Start July or August 2007.  Looking at possibility of grade realignment.

 

6.         2005/06 Audit (added):

 

               Accept 2005/06 Audit.

 

Director Crimmins – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously.

 

I.           Board Members:

 

Jack Berger – Add $50.00 per month to Board Secretary’s wage starting 04/01/07.

 

       Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

       Ayes:  Directors Berger, Moore, Davis, Crimmins.

       Abstain:  Director Fairhurst

 

 

J.         Adjournment:

 

Meeting adjourned at 4:15 p.m.

 

       Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

       Approved unanimously.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                   

Richard Fairhurst, Secretary/Treasurer