North Kootenai Water District


January 8, 2009


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

Maimie Moore, Director

David Weinstein, Director


Excused: Richard Fairhurst, Director/Secretary


Staff Present: Phil Boyd, District Engineer (12:35 p.m.)

Mike Galante, District Manager

Mike Ormsby, District Attorney (12:37 p.m.)


Visitors: Larry Spencer

B.        Consent Agenda:


1.         Minutes of 12/18/08 Board Meeting.


Approve consent agenda.


Director Weinstein motion, Director Moore second.

Motion approved by those present.


C.        Election of Officers:


President Tom Crimmins


Director Berger motion, Director Weinstein second.

Motion approved by those present.


Vice-President Jack Berger

Director Weinstein motion, Director Moore second.

Motion approved by those present.


Secretary/Treasurer Richard Fairhurst


Director Weinstein motion, Director Moore second.

Motion approved by those present.


D.        Oral Communications:




E.         Written Communications:


Empire Electric Letter dated 12/12/08 to Board requesting payment for two invoices, 06/30/08 $600.00 and 07/02/08 $1125.00. Manger to send letter to Empire Electric.


District Engineer arrived (12:35 p.m.)


The Falls at Hayden Letter dated 12/04/08 requesting service to new subdivision (48 services).


Public Hearing for The Falls at Hayden set for 02/05/09.


Director Weinstein motion, Director Berger second.

Motion approved by those present.


District Attorney arrived (12:37 p.m.)


F.         Treasury Report:


Hold to 01/22/09 Meeting.


G.        District Attorney Mike Ormsby:


4.         Arrow Point Transfer Agreement:


Laura Denny reported that a meeting will be held today.


3.         Sierra Club:


Waiting for Center for Justice to accept final agreement.


8.         Customer Identity Protection (added):


Reviewing policy from American Water Works Association on protection of our customers identity. Develop a policy for Board approval using AWWA as a template.


2.         Ranch Valley Annexation:


No discussion.


5.         Election - Board Seats (added):


Seven applicants on file for February 3rd election.


6.         Bond Election (added):


Possibly in May.


7.         Audit Letter (added):


November audit results to be reviewed at 1/22/09 meeting.


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


1.         Wal-Mart:


Mike talked to them yesterday. H-2 lift station plans are still the hold up.


2.         Project Overview:


a.         Hayden Well #2 underground piping & dry well on hold until weather conditions change.


b.         Revenue Bond conduct Special Meeting on Wednesday, January 21st, 2009, at Welch Comers office.


Director Weinstein motion, Director Moore second.

Motion approved unanimously.


c.         4S Ranch meeting to be held to answer questions from District Engineers & District Manager.


d.         GTE/Hayden nothing new.


4.         Water Rights Capital Improvement Projects:


No discussion.


Staff: (added)


4.         Water Rights Projections & Applications:


Idaho Department of Water Resources Adjudication to begin sending notices of acceptance of claims.


I.           District Manager Mike Galante:


1.         Verizon Property:


Nothing new.


2.         Dodd Road Late Comer:


Late Comers Agreement ready for next meeting.


5.         Avondale Loop (added):


Need to replace 50,000 feet of water line.




5.         Echo Beach Fence Project (added):


Nothing new.



I.           District Manager:


3.         Springrock Lane Land:


Signed Task Order.


4.         Arrow Point Water System/Lakeshore Lodge:


Lakeshore Lodge does not have fire flow. APCA has not made any decision on transfer of their water system to NKWD.



G.        District Attorney Mike Ormsby:


1.         Executive Session:


Into Executive Session at 2:08 p.m. (Idaho Code 67-2345-F)


Director Weinstein motion, Director Moore second.

Approved unanimously by those present.


Out of Executive Session at 3:45 p.m.


Discussed litigation.

J.         Board Members:


No items to discuss.


K.        Adjournment:


Meeting adjourned at 3:46 p.m.


Director Weinstein motion, Director Moore second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.





Jack Berger, Director/Vice President