North Kootenai Water District

 

September 6, 2007

 

Board Meeting Minutes

 

A.    Call to Order/Roll Call:

 

      Meeting called to order at 12:32 p.m. by President Davis. 

 

       Present:             Jack Berger, Director/Vice President

                                 Tom Crimmins, Director

                                 Linda Davis, Director/President

                                 Maimie Moore, Director

 

       Excused:            Richard Fairhurst, Director/Secretary

 

       Staff Present:      Mike Galante, District Manager

                                 Phil Boyd, District Engineer (12:36)

                                 Peter Moye, District Attorney

 

       Visitors:             Richard Joy

                                                            

B.        Consent Agenda:

 

1.         Minutes of 08/16/07 Board Meeting and 08/30/07 Special Board Meeting.

 

Approve Consent Agenda.

 

Director Crimmins – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

C.        Public Hearing on 2007/08 Fiscal Year Budget:

 

       Open Public Hearing at 12:34 p.m.

       No oral or written comments for or against.

       Close Public Hearing at 12:35 p.m.

      

       Approve 2007/08 Fiscal Year Budget.

 

       Director Moore – motion, Director Berger – second.

       Approved unanimously by those present.

 

D.        Oral Communications:

 

2.         Richard Joy – 2704 E Upper Hayden Lake Rd:

 

Mr. Joy discussed leak on his property and water charges because of it.  He claims Ken Bettis caused leak and he should not be responsible for water charges.

 

E.         Written Communications:

 

1.         Wayne Bomar:

 

Mr. Bomar sent letter to the CDA Press regarding rates.  District President will respond in writing.

 

F.         Treasury Report:

 

No discussion.


 

G.        District Attorney – Peter Moye:

 

Discussed Item E1.

 

Discussed Item D1 (Richard Joy – not present).  Calculate the average water bill and credit him 11months (through September 2007).  He is responsible for entire bill after September billing, must repair leak.

 

       Director Crimmins – motion, Director Moore – second.

       Approved unanimously by those present.

 

I.           District Manager – Mike Galante:

 

6.         Prairie Village (added):

 

Received written request for service for Prairie Village.  Attorney to prepare Resolution to be adopted at September 20, 2007, Board meeting.  Public Hearing to be held on October 18, 2007.

 

E.         Written Communications:

 

2.         Ritch Bonkowski – 3440 W. Echo Drive:

 

Mr. Bonkowski wants us to stop his water account, doesn’t want to pay bill when not using water, but also doesn’t want to pay reconnection fees when account is re-established when he gets new tenants.

 

He still must pay base fee.

 

3.         John Loeffler – Lot 53 Percy Cochran Beach:

 

Not using water, doesn’t want to pay minimum charges.

 

He still must pay base fee.

 

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

 

2.         Capital Improvement Plan (added):

 

Explained Exhibit 2.5 – Capital Improvement Plan.

 

G.        District Attorney – Peter Moye:

 

1.         Executive Session:

 

Not held.

 

3.         Bulk Water From Fire Hydrants:

 

Concern regarding contractors use and keys to hydrants.  Need to consider all costs, not just water.  Staff to consider.

 

2.         Lakeland School/Pond’s:

 

Resolution 2007-9, regarding Pond’s annexation, being held until District Secretary returns for signature.

 

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

 

1.            Water Service – 3207 E Ohio Match Road:

 

               No discussion.

 

I.           District Manager – Mike Galante:

 

1.         HHOA Project:

 

Half Mile Lane done by hand.  Work still to be completed on Mr. Weir property.

 

Approved Change Order #10, which is for a negative amount of $23,396.46.

 

Director Crimmins – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

NKWD request $34,045 on the Idaho Division of Environmental Quality loan for the Honeysuckle Hills waterline replacement project.

 

2.         Gozzer Ranch:

 

Reactivated search for sewer operator.  Arrow Point taking steps to upgrade their lift station.

 

3.         Panhandle Mobil Estates:

 

Steve Roper feels they are not going to pay for what’s needed.

 

4.         Sewer Personnel:

 

See I2 above.

 

5.         Hayden Ridge:

 

District Engineer to review.

 

Staff:

 

6.         Gem Shores/Hayden Haven:

 

Received 22 Petitions for Annexation.

 

I.           District Manager – Mike Galante:

 

6.         Chilco (added):

 

Chilco will be impacted in 2009, need new bore under HWY 95, currently only 6” line.  Approximately ¾ mile of pipeline in ITD right-of-way will have to be moved.

 

J.         Board Members:

 

None

 

K.        Adjournment:

 

Meeting adjourned at 3:25 p.m.

 

       Director Crimmins – motion, Director Moore – second.

       Approved unanimously.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                   

Jack Berger, Vice President