North Kootenai Water District

 

April 19, 2007

 

Board Meeting Minutes

 

A. Call to Order/Roll Call:

 

Meeting called to order at 12:30 p.m. by Vice President Berger.

 

Present: Jack Berger, Director/Vice President

Linda Davis, Director/President (1:07 p.m.)

Richard Fairhurst, Director/Secretary

Maimie Moore, Director

 

Excused: Tom Crimmins, Director

 

Staff Present: Mike Galante, District Manager

Mike Ormsby, District Attorney

Phil Boyd, District Engineer (12:42)

 

Visitors: Dean Logsdon, Don Skillingstad

B.        Consent Agenda:

 

1.         Minutes of 04/05/07 Board Meeting

2.         Bills for March 2007

3.         Financial Statements for March 2007

 

Approve Consent Agenda.

 

Director Moore motion, Director Fairhurst second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

C.        Oral Communications:

 

1.         Public Hearing Wal-Mart Annexation:

 

Properly noticed. No written or oral comments.

 

Approve Annexation.

 

Director Moore motion, Director Fairhurst second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

2.         Public Hearing Split Rock Annexation (Gabriel Hern):

 

Properly noticed. No written or oral comments.

 

Approve Annexation.

 

Director Moore motion, Director Fairhurst second.

Approved unanimously by those present.


 

D.        Written Communications:

 

1.         Letter from Lyn Pelton, RE: Blue Heron Sub-division (off Kensington), formerly approved as Windsor Court.

 

Approve Conditional Will Serve letter.

 

Director Moore motion, Director Fairhurst second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

 

2.         04/17/07 letter from Lakes Highway District regarding billing. Billed $17,791.88, paid $11,345.53. Manager to write Lakes forgiving difference in the interest of future continuing cooperation.

 

Director Moore motion, Director Fairhurst second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

E.         Treasury Report:

 

See item G4.

 

F.         District Attorney Mike Ormsby:

 

4.         Wal-Mart Development Agreement:

 

Draft agreement complete; to be sent to C.L.C. for review and comment.

 

Director Davis arrived (1:07 p.m.)

 

Engineering costs to be fronted by Wal-Mart in the interest of expediency.

 

1. Executive Session:

 

Into Executive Session at 1:40 p.m.

Out of Executive Session at 2:52 p.m.

 

Discussed legal advice.

 

2.         Water Rights Sierra Club Protest:

 

No action.

 

3.         Conservation Plan:

 

Refining statistical data and savings from leak repairs.

 

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

 

1.         SH-41 Transmission Line Twin Lakes:

 

Highway boring not required. Engineer to get firm cost for moving pipeline at north end of project to the west.

 

2.         Rice Road Project:

 

Nearing completion.


 

3.         Conservation Plan:

 

Nearing completion.

 

4.         Capital Improvement Plan:

 

Three-year and ten-year plans handed out and reviewed.

 

H.        District Manager Mike Galante:

 

1.         Gozzer Ranch:

 

NKWD looking for operator. New bill for our expenses being developed. Welch-Comer to operate systems in interim.

 

2.         Point Hayden Main Replacement:

 

One bid so far; S.I. - $70,800.

 

3.         Twin Lakes RFQ (Well Pump):

 

Award to low bidder and add $500.00 for performance bond.

 

Director Fairhurst motion, Director Moore second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

4.         Panhandle Mobile Estates:

 

Posted $2,000.00 for engineering review of system; 67 services at Ramsey Road, north of Garwood Road.

 

5.         Selkirk Meadows 8 to 10 Upsize:

 

Pay $15,400.00 for upsizing from 8 to 10.

 

Director Berger motion, Director Moore second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

Set Capitalization Fees at $1,663.00 per lot.

 

Director Fairhurst motion, Director Berger second.

Ayes: Directors Berger, Moore, Fairhurst

Nays: Director Davis

Absent: Director Crimmins

 

Director Davis left meeting at 4:20 p.m.

 

6.         East Seasons Reservoir:

 

Limit constituency cost to $15,000.00 + 2.75% interest prepaid at $15.00 per month as in original agreement.

 

Director Fairhurst motion, Director Moore second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

Into Executive Session at 4:35 p.m.

Out of Executive Session at 4:45 p.m.

Discussed personnel.

 

I.           Board Members:

 

No items.

 

J.         Adjournment:

 

Meeting adjourned at 4:45 p.m.

 

Director Fairhurst motion, Director Moore second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

 

 

 

Richard Fairhurst, Secretary/Treasurer