North Kootenai Water District


June 21, 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

                                 Laura McAloon, District Attorney (1:03)

                                 Phil Boyd, District Engineer (12:45)


       Visitors:             None


B.        Consent Agenda:


1.         Minutes of 06/07/07 Board Meeting

2.         Bills for May, 2007

3.         Financial Statements for May, 2007


Approve Consent Agenda.


Director Crimmins – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously.


C.        Oral Communications:




D.        Written Communications:




H.    District Manager – Mike Galante:


1.         HHOA Project:


Lakes Highway District wants to repave full width of Lower Hayden Lake Road.  Project required to pave ˝ of roadway – remove from Norm’s contract, give value to Lakes.


Starting Tobler/Half Mile roads.  Installing temporary services and issued preventative boil order. 


On June 4, 2007, there were 52 contract days left; probably won’t make deadline.


Liquidated damages are $500 per day.  Engineer to make $500/day work for his costs.  Contractor is working 6 days per week.  The contractor will be required to pay for extra day’s inspection.  NKWD asking bid cost for pipe bursting.


2.         Point Hayden Main Replacement:


A Memorandum of Understanding prepared and waiting to be signed.  NKWD commitment is $55,000 with anything over to be paid by the City of Hayden Lake.


3.         Twin Lakes Well:


New pipeline is into well field.  New #2 pump will be installed on 06/25/07.  Pipeline is 30 days ahead of schedule.


Twin Lakes Golf Course Clubhouse – need to move 400± of 4” pipe out of new parking lot work area; replace with 8” in Fir Lane.  Golf Course may pay for labor.


4.         Lakeland School/Pond’s:


Letter of Credit from the Pond’s developer is $102,421.  Need to find Lakeland agreement to $60,000 L.I.D.  The Pond’s obligated to L.I.D. by annexation agreement.


5.         Chateau DeLoire:


Development is on Hwy 97.  Preliminary engineering study by Rob Tate presented.  A Memorandum of Understanding for NKWD to own & operate water and sewer systems to be developed.  NKWD to get costs up front for engineering review expenses.


E.         Treasury Report:


Discussed 3-year Capital Improvement Plan.


F.         District Attorney – Laura McAloon:


       1.     Executive Session:


               Into Executive Session at 1:52 p.m.  (Phil Boyd left meeting at 1:52 p.m.)

               Out of Executive Session at 3:14 p.m.  (Phil Boyd returned to meeting at 3:15 p.m.)


Discussed personnel matters.


Director Fairhurst left meeting at 3:15 p.m., Director Crimmins continued taking minutes.


2.         Water Rights – Sierra Club Protest:


Tried to get progress update but Attorney (Peter) not available.


3.         Conservation Plan:


Nothing new.




       10.   Gozzer Ranch:


Scheduling an on-site review.  Transfer of water & sewer assets is moving forward.  NKWD may consider options to contract operation if operator is not on staff.


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


1.         SH-41 Transmission Line – Twin Lakes:


Project ahead of schedule – main to be pressure tested.


2.         Conservation Plan:


Draft by 07/01/07.


3.         Capital Improvement Plan:


Reviewed by Board.


4.         Panhandle Mobil Estates:


Review in progress.




2.         Forest Ridge Subdivision:


Staff to review request of waiver of Capitalization fees for 2 irrigation meters.


I.           Board Members:


       No items.


J.         Adjournment:


Meeting adjourned at 4:09 p.m.


       Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

       Approved unanimously by those present.






Richard Fairhurst, Secretary/Treasurer