North Kootenai Water District

 

January 17, 2008

 

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

                                 Tom Crimmins, Director/President

                                 Richard Fairhurst, Director/Secretary

                                 Maimie Moore, Director

                                 David Weinstein, Director

 

       Staff Present:      Mike Galante, District Manager

                                 Phil Boyd, District Engineer

                                 Mike Ormsby, District Attorney

 

       Visitors:             Bob Fasnacht

                                                

B.        Consent Agenda:

 

1.         Minutes of 01/03/08 Board Meeting.

2.         Financial Statements for December 2007.

3.         Bills for December 2007.

 

Approve Consent Agenda.

 

Director Crimmins – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously.

 

C.        Public Hearing:

 

1.         Echo Bay Annexation:

 

Open Public Hearing at 12:34 p.m.  Properly noticed.

No written or oral comments.

Closed Public Hearing at 12:36 p.m.

 

Approve Annexation Resolution.

 

Director Moore – motion, Director Crimmins – second.

Approved unanimously.

 

D.        Election of Officers:

 

President – Tom Crimmins

 

       Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

       Approved unanimously.

 

       Vice-President – Jack Berger

      

       Director Crimmins – motion, Director Moore – second.

       Approved unanimously.

 

 

 

       Secretary/Treasurer – Richard Fairhurst

 

       Director Moore – motion, Director Weinstein – second.

       Approved unanimously.

 

E.         Oral Communications:

 

Mike Galante – fire at Finucane well house started by wall heater – minimal damage.

 

F.         Written Communications:

 

Many customers complained that the postal service is not delivering bills in a timely manner.

 

G.        Treasury Report:

 

Nothing to report.

 

H.        District Attorney – Mike Ormsby:

 

1.         Executive Session:

 

Into Executive Session at 12:47 p.m. (Idaho Code 67-2345-F)

 

       Director Weinstein – motion, Director Crimmins – second.

Approved unanimously

 

Phil Boyd left meeting at 1:07 p.m.

 

Out of Executive Session at 1:38 p.m. and Phil Boyd returned to meeting.

 

Discussed litigation.

 

5.         East Seasons Acres (added):

 

Approve Resolution 2008-02 and authorize President and Secretary to sign Transfer of Assets Agreement.

 

Director Crimmins – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously.

 

4.         Resolution to Hold Public Hearing – Honeysuckle L.I.D.:

 

Pass Resolution 2008-03 setting 02/11/08, at 7:00 p.m., at Hayden City Hall, as Public Hearing for L.I.D. and accept engineer’s report.

 

               Director Crimmins – motion, Director Moore – second.

               Approved unanimously.

 

2.         Sylte Agreement:

 

Seven property owners (NKWD customers) do not want to annex because they may want to drill wells in the future.

 

Approve $500.00 per E.R. Capitalization Fee for 10 years; after 10 years Capitalization Fee resets to then current rate.  Effective after project asset transfers complete.

 

               Director Moore – motion, Director Weinstein – second.

               Approved unanimously.

 

               ALTA title insurance not required for well lot transfer.

 

 

 

 

3.         Gozzer Final Agreement:

 

No discussion.

 

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

 

1.         Forest Ridge Subdivision:

 

Nothing new.

 

2.         GTE Well #2:

 

Letter submitted to Wal-Mart, re:  improvement costs due.

 

3.         Project Overview:

 

Handed out and discussed updated status report.

 

4.         Honeysuckle Hills Project (added):

 

Balancing Change Order #13 $(48,828.08) and Pay Request #8 to Knife River for $52,200.99.

 

               Director Crimmins – motion, Director Moore – second.

               Ayes:  Directors Crimmins, Moore, Berger, Fairhurst

               Abstain:  Director Weinstein

 

               Retained $10,000 for final clean up in spring.

 

5.         Water Rights (added):

 

Approve Welch Comer to license all NKWD water rights for $3,000 - $5,000.

 

               Director Weinstein – motion, Director Crimmins – second.

               Approved unanimously.

 

J.         District Manager – Mike Galante:

 

1.         Panhandle Mobil Estates:

 

Nothing new.

 

2.         Wal-Mart Development Agreement:

 

Draft agreement handed out for review.

 

3.         Gem Shores/Hayden Haven:

 

There are 26 registered voters.  Election to be held 02/05/08.

 

4.         Water Main Relocation – SH95 Chilco:

 

Manager met with Idaho State Transportation Department. – no decision.  State looking for permit.

 

5.         Honeysuckle Main Break:

 

01/10/08 main break because of improper installation by Knife River.  Eroded property and house downhill and entered Hayden Lake at Sandy Cove.

 

 

6.         Prairie Village (added):

 

Reviewed 01/17/08 letter from Don Smock, re:  flow requirements for project and costs.

 

K.        Board Members:

 

No items.

 

L.         Adjournment:

 

Meeting adjourned at 3:50 p.m.

 

       Director Crimmins – motion, Director Moore – second.

       Approved unanimously.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                   

Richard Fairhurst, Secretary of the Board/Treasurer