North Kootenai Water District


July 19, 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 (12:44 p.m.)

                                 Laura McAloon, District Attorney (12:36 p.m.)


       Visitors:             None


B.        Consent Agenda:


1.         Minutes of 07/05/07 Board Meeting.

2.         Minutes of 07/09/07 and 07/17/07 Special Board Meetings.

3.         Bills for June 2007.

4.         Financial Statements for June 2007.


Approve Consent Agenda.


Director Crimmins – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously.


C.        Oral Communications:




D.        Written Communications:


Bovino Consulting Group – request for sewer service at Arrow Point.  Engineer to investigate.


E.         Treasure Report:




F.         District Attorney – Laura McAloon:


1.         Executive Session:


Into Executive Session at 1:06 p.m. – Idaho Code 67-2345 Subset 1B


Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously.


Phil Boyd left meeting at 1:06 p.m.


Out of Executive Session at 1:14 p.m.


Discussed Personnel matters.


Phil Boyd returned to meeting at 1:18 p.m.


2.         Selkirk Meadows:


Attorney drafting agreement for transfer of water system and petition for annexation of seven properties.




8.         Gozzer Ranch:


Transfer agreement drafted and waiting for developer to sign.  NKWD may use Blue Water Technologies as interim operator of sewer system.


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


1.         Conservation Plan:


Review comments not yet received from Attorney.




9.         Panhandle Mobil Estates:


System review handed out.  Entire system needs replacement.  Need engineers cost estimate.  May finance by L.I.D.


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


2.         Capital Improvement Plan:


Handed out 3 year plan for review.


3.         Finucane Property – Well Lot:


Well lot transfers and re-divisions are in a mess.  Engineer to check size (40’ x 200’) and procedure for transfer of surplus property.


       4.     Tree Farm Electrical (added):


               Meter monitoring and water level Change Order to Empire Electric ($6,055.00).


               Director Crimmins – motion, Director Moore – second.

               Approved unanimously.


H.    District Manager – Mike Galante:


1.         HHOA Project:


Project close out date is 07/30/07.  Contractor estimates finish on 09/17/07.  Pipe bursting will be same cost and time as laid in place.  Authorize Change Order for pipe bursting up to $175,000.00.


Director Berger – motion, Director Crimmins – second.

Approved unanimously.


Estimated project costs at close out handed out for review.


2.         Lancaster Realignment:


$150,000.00± for 800’ of pipeline realignment.


3.         LP Water Line:


Manager met with Paul Bielec and told him that NKWD would not participate in cost of 12” pipeline.


4.         Professional Placement Services for Gozzer Operator:


Hire agency to look for Class 3 sewer operator.  Welch Comer to provide contract operations for Gozzer Ranch sewer system.


5.         Hayden Rec Lift Stations:


Transfer previous approval of lift station water connection to Forest Ridge Subdivision lift station.  No blanket approval of future connections.


Director Moore – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously.


6.         Chateau de Loire:


Attorney to draft Memorandum of Understanding for systems operations per 07/19/07 letter to Gary Young.




2.         Forest Ridge Subdivision:


Engineer to determine project costs for “Late Comers” Agreement and other costs.



H.    District Manager – Mike Galante:


7.         Atlas Acres (added):


Approve Pay Request #4 for $15,651.11


Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously.

(motions added 08/02/07 by Sec. Fairhurst)


8.         SH-41 Project (added):


Attorney and Engineer to form L.I.D. ($60,000.00) for Lakeland School District and The Ponds Subdivision.




6.         Wal-Mart Development Agreement:


Wal-Mart to issue check for $64,100.00 engineering costs within two weeks.


I.           Board Members:




J.         Adjournment:


Meeting adjourned at 3:41 p.m.


       Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

       Approved unanimously.






Richard Fairhurst, Secretary/Treasurer