North Kootenai Water District

 

April 17, 2008

 

Board Meeting Minutes

 

 

 

A.        Call to Order/Roll Call:

 

      Meeting called to order at 12:31 p.m. by President Crimmins. 

 

       Present:             Jack Berger, Director/Vice President

                                 Tom Crimmins, Director/President

                                 Richard Fairhurst, Director/Secretary

                                 Maimie Moore, Director

                                

       Excused:            David Weinstein, Director

 

       Staff Present:      Mike Galante, District Manager

                                 Phil Boyd, District Engineer

                                Mike Ormsby, District Attorney

 

       Visitors:             Mitch Wright

                                                

B.        Consent Agenda:

 

1.         Minutes of 04/03/08 Board Meeting.

2.         Bills for March 2008.

3.         Financial Statements for March 2008.

 

Approve Consent Agenda.

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

C.        Oral Communications:

 

       None.

 

D.        Written Communications:

 

1.         Hurst – East Native Estates annexation request withdrawn.

 

2.         Ken Ela – Completed annexation request and paid fees for Hereford Ranch (Dodd Road).

 

E.         Treasury Report:

 

Handed out and reviewed revised Capital Improvement Plan.  Add Gozzer revenue and project to plan.

 

F.         District Attorney – Mike Ormsby:

 

1.         Executive Session:

 

Into Executive Session at 1:06 p.m. (Idaho Code Sec. 67-2345-F).

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

Out of Executive Session at 1:25 p.m.

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

Discussed potential litigation.

 

2.         Local Improvement District No. 1 – Late Protestants:

 

Five or six property owners have contacted NKWD regarding unjust assessments.  NKWD followed proper process with plenty of lead time to protest.

 

Engineer and Attorney to study Nature Conservancy, Ellington and Bishop arguments.

 

Nature Conservancy, Ellington, Bishop, Avilla, Erickson, Klein, and Clark property owners properly notified of hearing and proposed assessment (twice). 

 

NKWD to broker Nature Conservancy, Ellington and Bishop assessments to new requests within next three years.  Attorney to prepare letter for next meeting.

 

3.         Gozzer Final Agreement – Closing:

 

Transfer Agreement completed and signed.  Land Transfer Agreements not yet signed. 

 

Reduce water rates on Gozzer unoccupied lots by $5.00 at next billing.

 

Director Fairhurst – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

4.         Arrow Point Transfer Agreement:

 

Manager commented on red-line agreement.  Half of billing to Discovery (developer) and ½ to NKWD for March billing.

 

5.         Sylte Agreement:

 

Final agreement to be completed by Attorney, all other documents received.

 

6.         Resolution 2008-11 (added):

 

Ranking future Capital Improvement projects.

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

7.         Resolution 2008-12 (added):

 

Hereford Ranch Annexation Public Hearing set for 05/15/08.

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

8.         Resolution 2008-13 (added):

 

Dodd Road (Ela) Annexation Public Hearing set for 05/15/08.

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.


 

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

 

1.         Forest Ridge Subdivision:

 

Late Comers Agreement – use sewer E.R.’s within boundary to Lancaster Road.

 

2.         Hayden Well #2 – Re-bid:

 

Received two re-bids.  Award 20” bid to low bidder, Boart Longyear, for $199,825.00.

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

3.         Project Overview:

 

Handed out and discussed revised report.

 

4.         Pines at Haydenwood – Annexation:

 

Nothing to report.

 

5.         Gozzer Rate Schedule:

 

Previously discussed (item F3).

 

H.        District Manager – Mike Galante:

 

1.         Corbin Hill Estates:

 

Sent letter to developer stating that bid he received was very low.  Prepare letter stating that fire system within subdivision is not part of NKWD system.

 

2.         Walgreen’s:

 

Wants Will Serve letter and willing to pay mitigation fees when issued.

 

3.         Hereford Ranch Service Request:

 

See above (item F7).

 

4.         Conservation Measures:

 

Staff to develop Resolution for next meeting stating final rules for water conservation using 04/03/08 memo as base.

 

5.         Carol Murphy’s Waterline:

 

NKWD to cut pipeline out of system (Twin Lakes).

 

6.         Chicken Hill Estates (added):

 

Ross Welburn (developer) wants reimbursement for oversize pipeline, 340 lf x $5.00 = $1701.36.

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

 

 

Signed agreement and posted cash ($16,000) Warranty Bond.

 

Director Moore – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

7.         Gozzer Ranch (added):

 

Cost to connect Gozzer SCADA to NKWD system - $20,000.00.  Trindera to design two generator sets; one at Arrow Point sewer lift station, and, one at Gozzer Ranch water treatment plant.  Check on lease purchase.

 

I.           Board Members:

 

No items.

 

J.         Adjournment:

 

Meeting adjourned at 4:45 p.m.

 

       Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

       Approved unanimously by those present.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                   

Richard Fairhurst, Secretary of the Board/Treasurer