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:




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:




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.




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