North Kootenai Water District

 

July 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

                                 Phil Boyd, District Engineer

                                 Necia Maiani, District Engineer

 

       Visitors:             Dave Johnson, Knife River

                                 David Midilyng, Knife River

                                

B.        Consent Agenda:

 

1.         Minutes of 06/24/07 Board Meeting.

2.         Minutes of 06/28/07 Board Meeting.

 

Approve Consent Agenda.

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Ayes:  Directors Davis, Berger, Moore and Fairhurst.

Abstain:  Director Crimmins

 

D.        Written Communications:

 

       None

 

C.        Oral Communications:

 

Dave Johnson – Transition in Knife River construction management.  Second crew to start in 2± weeks. Pipe bursting costs to be given to NKWD for approval before work begins in two locations.  Three days maximum to complete Clark View & Upper Hayden Lake Road – Half Mile Lane east to Clark Heights.  May add Half Mile Lane to pipe bursting.  NKWD needs corrected work schedule.  End of contract is 07/30/07.

 

E.         Treasure Report:

 

None.

 

F.         District Attorney – Laura McAloon:

 

Not present – excused.

 

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

 

Reviewed general engineering schedule of projects and financing.

 

1.         SH-41 Transmission Line – Twin Lakes:

 

Project complete.

2.         Conservation Plan:

 

Draft complete and handed out for Board review.  Copy to Peter Scott for review then to I.D.W.R.; send to I.D.W.R. and Sierra Club at same time.

 

Goal #2 – NKWD to establish hours of outside watering and review costs for construction water.

Goal #3 – Review 8% money set aside for conservation efforts.

 

Section 4.2.6. – Set at $2,500 for public education

 

3.         Capital Improvement Plan:

 

No action.

 

4.         Panhandle Mobil Estates:

 

No action.

 

H.    District Manager – Mike Galante:

 

1.         HHOA Project:

 

See Item C.  Approve Pay Request #5 for $115,012.58.  Paid 67% of contract, including Pay Request #5.  Do not release check until engineer is satisfied.

 

Director Crimmins – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously.

 

2.         Point Hayden Main Replacement:

 

Waiting for city to sign Memorandum of Understanding.

 

3.         Twin Lakes Well:

 

Project complete.  Approve Pay Request #1 for $28,889.00 (95%).

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Crimmins – second.

Approved unanimously.

 

Twin Lakes Pipeline – Approve Pay Request #1 to D.G. & S. for $493,673.64 (95%).  Prior request is void.  Engineer to check project payment status.

 

Director Crimmins – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously.

 

8.         Atlas Acres (added):

 

Electrical Change Order #1 for $1,826.25.

 

Director Crimmins – motion, Director Fairhurst – second.

Approved unanimously.

 

4.         Lakeland School/Pond’s:

 

School now on new transmission main.


 

5.         Lancaster Realignment:

 

Waiting for sucker truck repair before potholing existing pipeline.

 

6.         Selkirk Meadows:

 

Warranty Bonds should be put up at start of projects.  Welch Comer to review value of improvements.  Developer to pay for independent appraisal of lots.  Allow 80% of value and NKWD to be in first position.

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Crimmins – second.

Approved unanimously.

 

9.         Twin Lakes Village (added):

 

Golf Course will relocate pipeline to Fir Lane – increase of 80’.  NKWD to pay for extra length and upsizing.  Need written agreement by attorney and hold NKWD harmless.

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Crimmins – second.

Ayes:  Directors Berger, Crimmins, Moore, and Fairhurst

Nays:  Director Davis

 

7.         Finucane Property:

 

Western edge of well lot not essential to operation.  Subdivision Lot #1 infringing on original well lot.  Need title reports.

 

10.      Hayden Lake Recreational Water and Sewer District (HLRW&S) (added):

 

HLRW&S wants water service for sewer lift station near Tobler Marina.  They pay for service installation and backflow preventor but not capitalization fees.

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Crimmins – second.

Approved unanimously.

 

Staff:

 

2.         Forest Ridge Subdivision:

 

Developer wants ‘Late Comers’ agreement extended to 10 years and relief of Capitalization Fees for two irrigation services because NKWD did not do customized capitalization fee agreement.

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Ayes:  Directors Berger, Moore, Crimmins, and Davis

Nays:  Director Fairhurst

 

I.           Board Members:

 

1.     Maimie Moore – Checking Account Signatures:

 

       Allow Carol Vineyard access to Wells Fargo Bank checking account information.

 

Director Crimmins – motion, Director Berger – second.

       Approved unanimously.


 

2.     Jack Berger – Schedule Special Meeting:

 

       Into Executive Session at 3:27 p.m. (Phil Boyd left meeting)

       Out of Executive Session at 3:43 p.m.

 

       Discussed personnel matters.

 

J.         Adjournment:

 

Meeting adjourned at 3:44 p.m.

 

       Director Berger – motion, Director Davis – second.

       Approved unanimously.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                   

Richard Fairhurst, Secretary/Treasurer