North Kootenai Water District

 

December 20, 2007

 

Board Meeting Minutes

 

 

 

A. Call to Order/Roll Call:

 

Meeting called to order at 11:08 a.m. by Vice-President Berger.

 

Present: Jack Berger, Director/Vice President

Tom Crimmins, Director

Richard Fairhurst, Director/Secretary

Maimie Moore, Director

 

Staff Present: Mike Galante, District Manager

Phil Boyd, District Engineer (12:40 p.m.)

Mike Ormsby, District Attorney (12:30 p.m.)

 

Visitors: Bob Fasnacht & Mike Kohl (12:40 p.m.)

B.        Consent Agenda:

 

1.         Minutes of 11/15/07 Board Meeting.

2.         Bills for November 2007

3.         Financial Statements for November 2007

 

Approve Items 1 and 2. Hold Item 3 to 01/03/08.

 

Director Crimmins motion, Director Moore second.

Approved unanimously.

 

C.        Board Interviews:

 

Interviewed Floyd Shaver, Dave Weinstein, and Shirley Stoller for vacant Board position.

 

D.        Oral Communications:

 

None.

 

E.         Written Communications:

 

None discussed.

 

I.           District Manager Mike Galante:

 

1.         Vehicle Purchase:

 

Approve Wells Fargo Request to Borrow Form for one-year loan.

 

Director Crimmins motion, Director Moore second.

Approved unanimously.

 

F.         Treasury Report:

 

None.

 

G.        District Attorney Mike Ormsby:

 

 

1.         Executive Session:

 

Not held.

 

4.         Echo Bay Petition for Annexation:

 

Pass Resolution #2007-20 (based upon petition received from property owners) setting 01/03/08 for Public Hearing.

 

Director Moore motion, Director Crimmins second.

Approved unanimously.

 

5.         Board Position (added):

 

Approve Dave Weinstein to fill vacant seat on Board.

 

Director Crimmins motion, Director Fairhurst second.

Approved unanimously.

 

2.         Sylte Agreement:

 

NKWD needs clear title to well site.

 

3.         Gozzer Final Agreement:

 

Recover cost of needed improvements (generator, SCADA connection, improvements to WWTP building) in one-year through rates. Information for exhibits in agreement, owner review and customer billing information holding up final approval of agreement.

 

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

 

1.         Forest Ridge Subdivision:

 

Nothing new.

 

2.         GTE Well #2:

 

Have Wal-Mart front money in a phased schedule. Send 12/20/07 letter to Northern Lakes Fire Protection District, re: Fire Flow in GTE System.

 

3.         Fire Service Rates:

 

Very few fire services. Still working on new rate structure.

 

4.         Project Overview:

 

Handed out and discussed updated project status report.

 

5.         Honeysuckle Hills Project (added):

 

Forgive $6,500 and $4,783 interest on project contract (Knife River).

 

Director Crimmins motion, Director Moore second.

Approved unanimously.

 

 

I.           District Manager Mike Galante:

 

1.         Vehicle Purchase:

 

See above.

 

2.         Panhandle Mobil Estates:

 

Joint newsletter to be sent to residents describing annexation process, LID process, LID costs, etc. Town meeting in future at Garwood School. May use USDA-RD or Idaho Division of Environmental Quality funding.

 

3.         Financial Aid Customers:

 

Stop grants to customers until deficit is eliminated. Inform customers of need for contributions.

 

4.         Wal-Mart Development Agreement:

 

Send letter stating water project status and need for additional front money.

 

5.         Honeysuckle Hills Project (added):

 

Approve Change Order #12 for $7,830.00 (interest plus two items).

 

Director Moore motion, Director Crimmins second.

Approved unanimously.

 

Approve Pay Request #7 for $115,787.66.

 

Director Crimmins motion, Director Moore second.

Approved unanimously.

 

J.         Board Members:

 

No items.

 

K.        Adjournment:

 

Meeting adjourned at 4:42 p.m.

 

Director Moore motion, Director Crimmins second.

Approved unanimously.

 

 

 

 

Richard Fairhurst, Secretary of the Board/Treasurer