North Kootenai Water District


February 28, 2008





A.        Call To Order/Roll Call


Meeting called to order at 12:34 p.m. by President Crimmins.


               Present:         Jack Berger, Director/Vice President                                                                                                      Tom Crimmins, Director/President

                                    Richard Fairhurst, Director/Secretary/Treasurer

                                    Maimie Moore, Director

                                    David Weinstein, Director


               Staff Present:  Phil Boyd, District Engineer

                                    Mike Galante, District Manager

                                    Mike Ormsby, District Attorney


               Visitors:          Jim Frame (Honeysuckle Hills Owners Assoc. (HHOA))


B.        Agenda Items:


1.         Local Improvement District No. 1:


a.         Review Protest Filed by Jim Frame:


District Attorney is searching for an independent law firm to offer opinions and represent NKWD in conflict of interest potential law suit.


c.         Disposition of Protests on Assessment:


Pass Resolution #2008-05 repealing Resolution #2008-04.


Director Moore – motion, Director Weinstein – second.

Ayes:  Directors Fairhurst, Moore, Crimmins, Weinstein & Berger


d.         Adoption of an Ordinance Confirming the Assessment Roll:


Pass Ordinance #2008-03 repealing Ordinance #2008-01.


Director Weinstein – motion, Director Berger – second.

Ayes:  Directors Moore, Weinstein, Berger, Crimmins & Fairhurst


Mike Ormsby was excused from the meeting for the following discussion.


Jim Frame (HHOA) – original plans and specifications did not include radio read meters and objects to their inclusion.


Jim Frame left meeting at 1:40 p.m.


b.         Board Discussion Regarding Legal Counsel’s Possible Conflict of Interest:


Independent counsel  - hire Mike Stoddard, of Hawley & Troxel, to review and access HHOA suit, review LID formation and notice to property owners, annexation agreement, and, Hayden Well Co. asset sale.


Director Weinstein – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously.


Mike Ormsby returned to the meeting and other business was discussed.


C.        Adjournment:


       Meeting adjourned at 2:35 p.m.


       Director Berger – motion, Director Weinstein – second.

       Approved unanimously.





Richard Fairhurst, Secretary of the Board