North Kootenai Water District


April 3, 2008


Board Meeting Minutes




A.        Call to Order/Roll Call:


      Meeting called to order at 12:30 p.m. by President Crimmins. 


       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

                                 Necia Maiani, District Engineer

                                 Laura McAloon, District Attorney


       Visitors:             See attached list


B.        Consent Agenda:


1.         Minutes of 03/20/08 Board Meeting.


Approve Consent Agenda.


Director Moore – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously.


C.        Oral Communications:


1.         Public Hearing


a.         Pines at Haydenwood:


Opened Public Hearing at 12:35 p.m. – properly noticed.


204 acres.  Letter from hydrogeologist, Jim Desmet, in favor of annexation, spoke for applicant.


Karen Hayes, spoke in opposition, wants NKWD to operate system, but now is premature.


John Magnuson spoke for applicant in favor of annexation and explained project history.  Wants to make community system run by NKWD.


Closed Public Hearing at 12:45 p.m.


Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously.


Board to take annexation and further discussion under advisement for 04/17/08 meeting.


b.         Corbin Hill Estates:


Opened Public Hearing at 12:55 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 12:56 p.m. to allow people to leave.

Meeting reopened at 1:00 p.m.


Drew Dittman spoke for developer in favor of annexation.


Grant petition for annexation with conditions – expenses to be paid by developer.


Director Berger – motion, Director Weinstein – second.

Approved unanimously.


F.         District Attorney – Laura McAloon:


3.         Gozzer Final Agreement:


Not signed as previously reported.  Agreement ok with developer, Andy Holloran, except he wants to remove or reduce monthly charges for undeveloped lots.  Wants monthly rates to increase on occupied lots to go up to pay for reduced charges on vacant lots.  There are 170 occupied, and 100 unoccupied lots.  Engineer to present new rates for occupied and unoccupied lots at next meeting.  Discovery (developer) to sign transfer agreement.


D.        Written Communications:


Frank & Marg Chapter, Christy McIntire and Berne Indahl expressed objections to regulations on watering restrictions.


R.G. Nelson and Douglas Weir complained about HHOA project damage and the need for landscaping restoration.


E.         Treasury Report:


Revised report handed out but not discussed.




7.         Sylte Agreement:


Need Transfer Agreement; have all other recorded documents.  Holding bonds for project completion.


F.         District Attorney – Laura McAloon:


1.         Executive Session:




2.         Local Improvement District No. 1 – Resolution/Ordinance:


a.         Resolution – Frame Protest:


Removed from Agenda.


b.         Ordinance – Confirmation of LID Role:


Removed from Agenda.


c.         Additional Assessment Disputes (added):


Ellington – has three parcels (2 assessments); two lots built upon as one (1 assessment) and a sliver parcel (1 assessment).


Engineer to look at how County confirmed two lots as one.  Owner did not protest at Public Hearing.


Bishop – two lots received two assessments.  Thinks he has one lot per prior sewer assessment.  Engineer to research County records.  Did not protest at Public Hearing.

3.         Gozzer Final Agreement:


See above.


4.         Arrow Point Transfer Agreement:


Attorney received edited Draft Agreement.


G.        District Engineer – Necia Maiani:


1.         Forest Ridge Subdivision:


Presented costs as submitted by developer for Late Comer’s Agreement.


Accept $162,656.53 as charge for off-site improvement cost.


Director Weinstein – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously.


3.         Project Overview:


Passed out and discussed.


2.         Hayden Well #2:


Plans to be completed by mid-June.  Revised drilling bids will be received shortly.


H.        District Manager – Mike Galante:


1.         Hereford Ranch Service Request:


Located at northwest corner of Dodd Road and Rimrock Road.  Has to annex to NKWD.  Owner willing to do extensive system improvements.


2.         Dodd Road Service Request and Annexation:


Engineer and Attorney to look at annexation and set Public Hearing for second meeting in May.


3.         Conservation Measures:


Staff report for residential customers handed out and reviewed.  Board to adopt a Resolution at next meeting.


I.           Board Members:


No items.


J.         Adjournment:


Meeting adjourned at 4:26 p.m.


       Director Berger – motion, Director Weinstein – second.

       Approved unanimously by those present.






Richard Fairhurst, Secretary of the Board/Treasurer






Edward M. Rollins

Marilyn J Rollins

Elizabeth Gill

Thomas P. McLennon

Drew Dittman

John Magnuson

Clyde Zortman

Bud Vanderbilt

Mary Vanderbilt

Mike Becker

Brad Ehrlich

Josie Ehrlich

Lester A Palmer

Lisa Palmer

Cecil & Marialys Hathaway

Karla Hayes

Janet Zortman

Jeanne Venturino

Berniece J Palmer

Max & Sherry Palmer

Dane Hossley

Andy Holloran

Kathryn McKinley