North Kootenai Water District

 

August 7, 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

Laura McAloon, District Attorney (12:40 p.m.)

 

Visitors: None

B.        Consent Agenda:

 

1.         Minutes of 07/17/08 Board Meeting.

2.         Bills for June 2008.

3.         Financial Reports for June 2008.

 

Approve consent agenda.

 

Director Berger motion, Director Weinstein second.

Approved with Director Crimmins abstaining on item #1.

 

C.        Public Hearing New Capitalization Fee Schedule:

 

Open Public Hearing at 12:33 p.m.

Public Notice properly posted. No written or oral comments.

Closed Public Hearing at 12:35 p.m.

 

D.        Oral Communications:

 

1.         District Manager speaking for Arthur Sestak wanted to know how much cost to NKWD to annex Gem Shores/Hayden Haven. Mr. Sestak was told there would be no cost.

 

2.         Issue Conditional Will Serve Letter to Discount Tire (GTE System).

 

Director Weinstein motion, Director Berger second.

Approved unanimously.

 

E.         Written Communications:

 

1.         Julie Leonard Requested adding low flush toilets to conservation rebate program.

 

Denied; low flush toilets are required by plumbing code.

 

F.         Treasury Report:

 

Revised report handed out and discussed.

 

G.        District Attorney Laura McAloon:

 

1.         Wal-Mart:

 

Progressing utility easement needs rewording.

 

2.         Gozzer Ranch Vacant Lots:

 

Still discussing agreement. NKWD now making enough income to cover expenses.

 

4.         Arrow Point Transfer Agreement:

 

On hold because of spill abatement issues from E.P.A.

 

5.         Sylte Agreement:

 

No title report yet.

 

6.         Conservation Plan Water Rights:

 

Pre-hearing meeting on 08/18/08 IDWR, Peter Scott, Mike Galante, Phil Boyd, Center for Justice. Need items on request for discovery.

 

7.         Resolution Establishing New Capitalization Fees:

 

Approve Resolution #2008-24 with fee change to $4,200 per E.R.

 

Director Weinstein motion, Director Berger second.

Approved unanimously.

 

8.         Resolution #2008-25 (added):

 

Approve Resolution #2008-25.

 

Director Moore motion, Director Weinstein second.

Approved unanimously.

 

9.         Resolution #2008-26 (added):

 

Approve Resolution #2008-26.

 

Director Berger motion, Director Weinstein second.

Approved unanimously.

 

10.      Gem Shores/Hayden Haven (added):

 

Approve Annexation of Gem Shores/Hayden Haven.

 

Director Weinstein motion, Director Moore second.

Approved unanimously.

 

11.      Resolution #2008-27 (added):

 

Approve Resolution #2008-27.

 

Director Weinstein motion, Director Berger second.

Approved unanimously.


 

3.         Executive Session:

 

Into Executive Session at 2:30 p.m. (Idaho Code 67-2345 1B & 1F).

Director Weinstein motion, Director Berger second.

Approved unanimously.

Out of Executive Session at 3:31 p.m.

Discussed legal issues and employee wages.

 

H.        District Engineer Phil Boyd, P.E.:

 

1.         Forest Ridge Subdivision:

 

No action.

 

2.         Hayden Well #2:

 

Well meets 2 of 3 AWWA standards. Alignment (off 7) only allows for 8 pipe, not 12 as planned.

 

3.         Project Overview:

 

a.         Handed out and reviewed updated version.

 

b.         Selkirk Meadows Well install new pump and motor to pump full capacity ($10,000)

 

Director Berger motion, Director Weinstein second.

Approved unanimously.

 

4.         Water Rights:

 

See item #G6.

 

I.           District Manager Mike Galante:

 

1.         Corbin Hill Estates:

 

Not yet completed paid mitigation fee of $40,000.

 

2.         Lancaster Road Water Main Relocation:

 

Passed pressure test on newly installed pipe by S.I. Construction. May have to replace an additional 300 of pipe by Strahorn.

 

3.         Employee Wages:

 

See item #G3.

 

4.         Draft Budget 08/09:

 

Not yet completed.

 

5.         Excelsior Beach Parking:

 

District Manager to investigate.


 

6.         Panhandle State Bank Account Setup:

 

Approve change over.

 

Director Berger motion, Director Weinstein second.

Approved unanimously.

J.         Board Members:

 

No items.

 

K.        Adjournment:

 

Meeting adjourned at 4:46 p.m.

 

Director Berger motion, Director Weinstein second.

Approved unanimously.

 

 

 

 

Richard Fairhurst, Director/Secretary