North Kootenai Water District


January 21, 2009





A.        Call To Order/Roll Call


Meeting called to order at 12:00 p.m. by President Crimmins.


               Present:         Jack Berger, Director/Vice President                                                                                                      Tom Crimmins, Director/President

                                    Richard Fairhurst, Director/Secretary/Treasurer

                                    Maimie Moore, Director

                                    David Weinstein, Director


               Staff Present:  Phil Boyd, District Engineer

                                    Mike Galante, District Manager

                                    Necia Maiani, District Engineer

                                    Mike Ormsby, District Attorney (12:10 p.m.)


               Visitors:          None


B.        Consent Agenda:


1.         Minutes of 01/08/09 Board Meeting.

2.         Financial Statements for December, 2008.

3.         Bills for December, 2008.


Approve consent agenda.


Director Weinstein – motion, Director Berger – second.

Motion approved unanimously.


C.        Oral Communications:




D.        Written Communications:




E.         Treasury Report:


Hold to next meeting.


H.        District Manager – Mike Galante:


4.         4-S Ranch:


Informational meeting scheduled for January 29, 2009, 6:00 p.m., at Hayden Lake City Hall.


F.         District Attorney – Mike Ormsby:


1.         Executive Session:


Into Executive Session at 12:30 p.m. (Idaho Code 67-2345F)


Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Motion approved unanimously.


Out of Executive Session at 12:59 p.m.

Discussed litigation and potential litigation.


2.         Sierra Club:


Discussed in Item F1.


3.         Annexations:


Public Hearing set for 02/05/09 for The Falls at Hayden Lake and 4-S Ranch.


4.         Red Flag Program:


Refers to customer account information.


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


1.         Project Overview:


Handed out and discussed updated version.


2.         Hayden Well Building Options:


Discussed different types of building construction.


3.         Water Rights – Capital Improvement Projects:


Discussed water rights and capital improvement projects.


H.        District Manager – Mike Galante:


1.         Board Election:


Discussed 02/03/09 Board election.


2.         The Falls at Hayden:


Public Hearing at 02/05/09 meeting.


3.         Dodd Road – Late Comer’s Agreement:


Handed out project costs.  Staff to meet with Mr. Ela (developer) to work out details.


4.         4-S Ranch:


See above.




5.         Arrow Point – Water System/Lakeshore Lodge:


Proposal received from Arrow Point for water system take-over by NKWD.  Arrow Point to vote (50% + 1) for transfer to NKWD; Arrow Point wants to recover its original system costs, wants all necessary improvements installed and paid for by someone else.  Staff to draft a response letter indicating that Arrow Point requirements are unacceptable to NKWD.


6.         Highway 95 – Chilco Improvements (added):


Project to go in 2010; may get State to pay for waterline relocation.


I.           Board Members:


No comments.


J.         Adjournment:


Meeting adjourned at 2:35 p.m.


       Director Berger – motion, Director Moore – second.

Motion approved unanimously.


Bond Election Workshop (2:35 p.m.):


Discussed proposed projects.  Proceed with bond issue; including recasting of original purchase of system bonds for May, 2009, election.


       Workshop Meeting Adjourned at 3:56 p.m.





Richard Fairhurst, Director/Secretary