North Kootenai Water District


August 21, 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 08/07/08 Board Meeting.

2.         Bills for July 2008.

3.         Financial Reports for July 2008.


Approve consent agenda.


Director Weinstein – motion, Director Berger – second.

Approved unanimously.


C.        Oral Communications:




D.        Written Communications:




E.         Treasury Report:


Handed out updated revision and discussed.


F.         District Attorney – Mike Ormsby:


1.         Wal-Mart:


Wal-Mart’s attorney comments being reviewed by staff.


2.         Gozzer Ranch – Vacant Lots:


Continue to use current billing system.


4.         Arrow Point Transfer Agreement:


On hold until U.S.E.P.A. problem with spill is taken care of.  Discovery may pay to relocate lift station at restaurant.


5.         Sylte Agreement:


Still need title report for land transfer.


3.         Executive Session:


Into Executive Session at 1:36 p.m. (Idaho Code 67-2345F).

Director Berger – motion, Director Weinstein – second.

Approved unanimously.

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

Discussed litigation.


6.         Conservation Plan – Water Rights:


Discussed in item #F   3.


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


1.         Forest Ridge Subdivision:


Nothing new.


2.         Hayden Well #2:


Well straightened to accept 10” column to produce 2100 g.p.m.


3.         Project Overview:


Handed out updated revision and reviewed.


4.         Water Rights:


See item #F6.


H.        District Manager – Mike Galante:


1.         Lancaster Road Water Main Relocation:


First lowering/relocation completed by contractor and in service.


2.         Employee Wages:


Provide wage increase as proposed for District Manager.


Director Weinstein – motion, no second.


Provide wage increase as proposed for Field Supervisor.


Director Weinstein – motion, no second.


Provide 5% wage increase beginning August 16, 2008 for the positions held by Mike Galante, Brad White, Carol Vineyard, and Debbie Wilson for additional work created by the annexation of Gozzer Ranch.


Director Fairhurst – motion, Director Weinstein – second.

Ayes – Directors Weinstein, Fairhurst and Crimmins

Nays – Directors Moore and Berger


3.         Draft Budget 08/09:


Draft Budget handed out for review.  Budget study session to be at 9:00 a.m. on 09/11/08.


4.         Excelsior Beach Parking:


Applicant to make site improvements as determined by staff.


Director Berger – motion, Director Weinstein – second.

Approved unanimously.


I.           Board Members:


No items.


J.         Adjournment:


Meeting adjourned at 4:23 p.m.


       Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

       Approved unanimously.






Richard Fairhurst, Director/Secretary