North Kootenai Water District

 

November 15, 2007

 

Board Meeting Minutes

 

A.    Call to Order/Roll Call:

 

      Meeting called to order at 12:30 p.m. by Vice-President Berger. 

 

       Present:             Jack Berger, Director/Vice President

                                 Richard Fairhurst, Director/Secretary

                                 Maimie Moore, Director

 

       Staff Present:      Mike Galante, District Manager

                                 Phil Boyd, District Engineer

                                 Mike Ormsby, District Attorney (1:00 p.m.)

 

       Visitors:             None

 

       Absent:              Tom Crimmins, Director

                                                            

B.        Consent Agenda:

 

1.         Minutes of 11/01/07 Board Meeting.

2.         Bills for October, 2007.

3.         Financial Statements for October, 2007.

 

Approve Consent Agenda.

 

Director Fairhurst – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

C.        Election of Officers:

 

Removed from Agenda.

 

D.        Oral Communications:

 

       None.

 

E.         Written Communications:

 

1.         Board Member Applicants:

 

Application received from David Weinstein, Jay Townsend, and Ivan Ostfeld.

 

Set a closing date of 12/06/07, with interviews on 12/20/07.

 

Director Fairhurst – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

F.         Treasury Report:

 

Engineer handed out updated report and reviewed by Board.  


 

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

 

1.         Forest Ridge Subdivision:

 

Developer needs to provide verified value of off-site and on-site improvements.

 

2.         Water Main Relocation – SH95 Chilco:

 

Going to meet with State Highway Department.

 

3.         GTE Well #2:

 

Well not plumb and calcified.  Approve $9,000 to $12,000 for testing and cleaning.

 

Director Fairhurst – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

4.         Rate Structure – Fire Services (added):

 

Engineer and staff to develop new rate structure for fire services based upon supply system depreciation.

 

5.         Project Status (added):

 

Update handed out and discussed.

 

I.           District Manager – Mike Galante:

 

2.         HHOA Project:

 

Engineer to review Knife River actual costs for next meeting.

 

1.         Lancaster #3 VFD:

 

Staff to investigate replacing damaged VFD with “soft start”.

 

Phil Boyd left meeting at 2:50 p.m.

 

G.        District Attorney – Mike Ormsby:

 

1.         Executive Session:

 

None.

 

       Added:

 

Approve Resolution 2007-17 setting Public Hearing for Prairie Village annexation for 12/06/07.

 

Director Fairhurst – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

Approve Resolution 2007-18 setting Public Hearing for consideration of annexation election of Hayden Haven/Gem Shores for 12/06/07.

 

Director Moore – motion, Director Fairhurst – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.


 

4.         Gozzer Ranch / Agreement – Interim:

 

Director Fairhurst – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

2.         Sylte Agreement:

 

Being developed.

 

3.         Water Rights:

 

No discussion.

I.           District Manager – Mike Galante:

 

1.         Lancaster #3 VFD:

 

See above.

 

2.         HHOA Project:

 

See above.

 

3.         Vehicle Purchase:

 

Three trucks ordered and may be delivered by the end of the year.

 

4.         Gozzer Contract Operators:

 

Shirley Carter - $600/mo., plus $50/hour

Dean Renninger - $450/mo., plus $45/hour and $0.45/mile

 

5.         Hillside Developers Meeting – Will Serve:

 

Approve conditional will serve letters to Cedar Hills, Hayden Ridge and Hemlock Hills.

 

Director Moore – motion, Director Fairhurst – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

6.         Echo Bay Petition for Annexation:

 

Staff to draft Resolution and set date for Public Hearing.

 

7.         Tree Farm Improvement Project (added):

 

Approve $1,595.50 as final payment.

 

Director Moore – motion, Director Fairhurst – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

8.         Atlas Acres Generator (added):

 

Approve $24,059.70 as final payment and Pay Request #1.

 

Director Moore – motion, Director Fairhurst – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.


 

J.         Board Members:

 

None.

 

K.        Adjournment:

 

Meeting adjourned at 3:43 p.m.

 

       Director Fairhurst – motion, Director Moore – second.

       Approved unanimously by those present.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                   

Richard Fairhurst, Secretary of the Board/Treasurer