North Kootenai Water District


September 20, 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 (12:34)

                                 Laura McAloon, District Attorney


       Visitors:             None


B.        Consent Agenda:


1.         Minutes of 09/06/07 Board Meeting.

2.         Bills for August, 2007.

3.         Financial Statements for August, 2007.


Approve Consent Agenda.


Director Crimmins – motion, Director Moore – second.

Ayes:  Directors Davis, Berger, Crimmins, Moore

Abstain:  Director Fairhurst


C.        Oral Communications:




D.        Written Communications:


1.         09/18/07 Letter – Chicken Hill Estates:


Wants to post cash bond in deposit for one year with interest going to them.  Accept proposal.


Director Crimmins – motion, Director Moore second.

Approved unanimously.


Attorney to respond to developer.


2.         09/11/07 Letter – Rich Joy, 2704 Upper Hayden Lake Road:


He has hired a contractor to make property repairs.


E.         Treasury Report:


New report handed out and discussed.





6.       Wal-Mart:


Store completion expected in May, 2009.


F.         District Attorney – Laura McAloon:


1.         Executive Session:




2.         Lakeland School/Pond’s:


Resolutions 2007-09, accept Annexation Petition and set Public Hearing for 10/18/07.


              Director Crimmins – motion, Director Berger – second.

              Approved unanimously.


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


1.            Water Service – 3207 E Ohio Match Road:


               Customer to extend 4” water line to western boundary of property as condition of service.


               Director Crimmins – motion, Director Berger – second.

               Approved unanimously.


2.            Finucane Property – Well Lot:


Convoluted ownership.  NKWD will quit claim western side of parcel and developer will quit claim parcel infringement on well lot (lot 6).


3.            Project Progress Report (added):


               Handed out and discussed.


H.       District Manager – Mike Galante:


1.         HHOA Project:


Into liquidated damages on 09/17/07.  Contractor paying extra charges for engineer.  Reviewed dollar expenditures. 


Approve Pay Request #6 for $227,812.66.


Director Moore – motion, Director Crimmins – second.

Approved unanimously.


2.         Gozzer Ranch:


Tate wants to be phased out of operating sewer system by 10/20/07.  NKWD prospective operator still not committed.


3.         Panhandle Mobil Estates:


Association president doesn’t think take over will fly with residents.


4.         Sewer Personnel:


See H2 above.


5.         Gem Shores/Hayden Haven:


Received 29 of the 55± petitions required.  Annexation requires 60% of land area.  May need title reports.


6.         Point Hayden Main Replacement:


S.I. is the contractor.  The pipeline is 80% complete.


7.         Water Stations:


Coeur d’Alene has 3 bulk water stations of which 2 will close for winter.  NKWD will look into developing water stations.


I.           Board Members:


Jack Berger – Diamond Bar rate meeting on 11/26/07.  Director Berger will attend informally.




State Highway 41 Main:


Approve balancing Change Order #2 $6,038.97.

Approve/Pay final Pay Request #3 for $27,486.66.


       Director Crimmins – motion, Director Berger – second.

       Approved unanimously.


       DG&S Company did project for a total cost of $549,733.24.


J.         Adjournment:


Meeting adjourned at 3:08 p.m.


       Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

       Approved unanimously.







Richard Fairhurst, Secretary of the Board/Treasurer