North Kootenai Water District

 

June 5, 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

                                 Phil Boyd, District Engineer

                                Mike Ormsby, District Attorney

 

       Visitors:             None

                                                

B.        Consent Agenda:

 

1.         Minutes of 05/15/08 Board Meeting.

2.         Minutes of 05/16/08 Special Board Meeting.

 

Approve Consent Agenda.

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously.

 

C.        Oral Communications:

 

None.

 

D.        Written Communications:

 

1.         Nancy James (Fax) – Wants conservation rebate policy extended to cover permanently removed lawn and capped off sprinklers, up to $75.00 cost.

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Fairhurst – second.

Approved unanimously.

 

2.         Terry Bressler – wants further consideration for large undiscovered winter leak.  Alter policy in this case and reduce overage to actual cost of water (rate payers should not bear cost).

 

Director Weinstein – motion, Director Moore – second.

Approved unanimously.

 

E.         Treasury Report:

 

See item G4.


 

F.         District Attorney – Mike Ormsby:

 

1.         Resolution - Hereford Ranch Annexation:

 

Pass Order.

 

Director Moore – motion, Director Weinstein – second.

Approved unanimously.

 

2.         Resolution - Dodd Road Annexation (Ken Ela):

 

Pass Order.

 

Director Moore – motion, Director Weinstein – second.

Approved unanimously.

 

3.         Resolution – Election:  Hayden Haven/Gem Shores:

 

Pass Resolution #2008-17 setting election date for August 5, 2008.

 

Director Moore – motion, Director Weinstein – second.

Approved unanimously.

 

4.         Wal-Mart Will Serve Letter:

 

Will Serve letter not yet received back.  Off-site improvements approval received from City of Hayden.

 

5.         Gozzer Ranch – Vacant Lots:

 

Individually owned vacant lots – 236.

Built upon (active services) – 48

Discovery owned vacant lots – 100

 

Goals:

 

A.      Recover all O&M costs from rates & Discovery, after 7 years recover from rates.

B.      Fund depreciation

C.      Not charge vacant lots

D.      Reduce Discovery’s out of pocket expenses by reducing vacant lot cost to 0 and having Discovery pay for deficient O&M and charging new connections a progressive fee per Welch Comer spreadsheet and Discovery providing a $50,000 emergency fund.

 

6.         Executive Session:

 

Into Executive Session at 2:42 p.m. (Idaho Code 67-2345A).

 

Director Weinstein – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously.

 

Out of Executive Session at 3:19 p.m.

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second

Approved unanimously.

 

Discussed employee wages.


 

7.         Arrow Point Transfer Agreement:

 

Nothing.

 

8.         Sylte Agreement:

 

Developer to provide Title reports.

 

9.         Conservation Plan – Water Rights:

 

Sent response to Ikslad letter to Attorney Peter Scott for review.

 

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

 

1.         Forest Ridge Subdivision:

 

Developed Late Comer’s map and agreement for use.

 

2.         Hayden Well #2:

 

Sent notice to proceed.  DWR permit approved but not in hand.

 

3.         Project Overview:

 

Handed out revised schedule and reviewed.

 

4.         Water Rates, Capitalization Fees, Base Rate Revisions:

 

Separate Capitalization Fees out of rate study.  Set Public Hearing for 06/26/08 at Hayden Lake City Hall at 7:00 p.m.

 

Pass Resolution 2008-18.

 

Director Weinstein – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously.

 

H.        District Manager – Mike Galante:

 

1.         Water Stations:

 

Cost very expensive ($25,000) – look for cheaper alternative.

 

2.         Arrow Point Generator/Gozzer Generator RFQ:

 

Approve low bid contingent upon receiving costs from Gozzer/Discovery.

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Weinstein – second.

Approved unanimously.

 

3.         Corbin Hill Estates:

 

Subdivision tied to NKWD system and 6” well abandoned.

 

4.         Electric 1 Invoice:

 

Pay bill.

 

Director Weinstein – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously.

 

Director Moore left meeting at 4:49 p.m.

 

5.         Lakeshore Lodge Fire Protection:

 

Provide water service in exchange for 1.3 cfs water right.

 

Director Berger – motion, Director Weinstein – second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

6.         Springrock Reservoir Leak Repair:

 

Liquid Engineering:                  $1,910.00/inspection

                                              $  425.00/hour

                                              $  250.00/leak

 

Inland Potable Services:           $2,790.00 / inspection

                                              $  400.00 / hour

                                              $  250.00± / leak

 

7.         Avondale:  Jones Service Issue, Iron Bacteria:

 

Install new service if customer pays.

 

8.         Paul Bielec – Louisiana Pacific (added):

 

No contribution from NKWD for upsizing, but, may provide late comer’s agreement for installing 12”.

 

J.         Board Members:

 

No items.

 

K.        Adjournment:

 

Meeting adjourned at 5:15 p.m.

 

       Director Berger – motion, Director Weinstein – second.

       Approved unanimously by those present.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                   

Richard Fairhurst, Secretary of the Board/Treasurer