North Kootenai Water District


June 7, 2007


Board Meeting Minutes


A.    Call to Order/Roll Call:


      Meeting called to order at 12:38 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

                                 Laura McAloon, District Attorney

                                 Phil Boyd, District Engineer


       Visitors:             Jack Beebe


B.        Consent Agenda:


1.         Minutes of 05/17/07 Board Meeting


Approve Consent Agenda.


Director Crimmins – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously.


C.        Oral Communications:


1.     Jack Beebe – Developer of property adjacent to Finucane Well would like to acquire or use a portion of NKWD property for development.  Welch Comer will survey property at developers expense to determine location of well to maintain 50 foot control.


D.        Written Communications:


1.         04/03/07 letter from Inland Northwest Consultants; RE:  East Seasons Acres lot split for Bill and Karen Corbit.


The 26th service connection triggers the need for a second well according to Tony Davis, IDEQ.  The Association needs to show how they are legal successor to developer, Van Zile.  There are presently 23 active connections.


Manager to research NKWD commitment to Mr. Meyer for service and issue will serve letter contingent upon proof of legal succession.


Director Crimmins – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously.


E.         Treasury Report:




F.         District Attorney – Laura McAloon:


       1.     Executive Session:


              Into Executive Session at 1:07 p.m.  (Phil Boyd left meeting at 1:07 p.m.)

               Out of Executive Session at 1:54 p.m.  (Phil Boyd returned to meeting at 1:54 p.m.)


Discussed personnel issues and employee policies and procedures.


2.         Water Rights – Sierra Club Protest:


Peter Scott had discussion with Rick Eistat, who wanted copy of NKWD draft conservation plan.  Denied copy until Board approves.


3.         Conservation Plan:


See Item F2.


4.         Wal-Mart Development Agreement:


Dean Logston, C.L.C., wants to know status of agreement.  Approve Welch Comer Task Order #07-01 and construction schedule contingent upon Wal-Mart paying up front engineering costs.


Director Crimmins – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously.


5.         Project status report handed out for review.


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


1.         SH-41 Transmission Line – Twin Lakes:


Bore completed.  Project to be finished by 08/07/07.


Atlas Acres – Change Order #2 (landscaping, concrete crack repair, new reservoir hatch) for $6,056.55 and Pay Request #3 for $22,938.89 approved.


Director Crimmins – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously.


Engineer to summarize costs for next meeting.


Rice Road - Approve balancing Change Order #3 and final Pay Request of $1,076.40.


Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously.


Final total cost $34,928.00.


2.         Conservation Plan:


See item F3.


3.         Capital Improvement Plan:


No discussion.



H.        District Manager – Mike Galante:


1.         HHOA Project:


Red fir in easement near Upper Hayden Lake Road to be removed.  Engineer investigating bursting old pipe and installing poly-ethylene pipe.


2.         Dalton Gardens Inter-tie:


Manager met with Dalton Gardens regarding NKWD taking over Honeysuckle Beach area and easements for NKWD to have additional route to Hillside system.


3.         Point Hayden Main Replacement:


Two bids received and presented to Hayden Lake City Council.  S.I. low at $70,860.00 for pipe and paving.  Attorney to draft memo of understanding for project.


4.         Gozzer Ranch:


NKWD does not yet have sewer operator.  Developers ready to sign agreement. 


Election Validation Resolution #2007-08.


Director Berger – motion, Director Crimmins – second.

Approved unanimously.


5.         Twin Lakes Well:


New conduits installed.  Well needs transducer to measure water levels.


6.         Lakeland School/Pond’s:


Lakeland School District paid committed dollars.


I.           Board Members:


       No items.


J.         Adjournment:


Meeting adjourned at 3:47 p.m.


       Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

       Approved unanimously.






Richard Fairhurst, Secretary/Treasurer