North Kootenai Water District


February 19, 2009


Board Meeting Minutes



A.        Call to Order/Roll Call:


      Meeting called to order at 12:30 p.m. by President Crimmins. 


       Present:             Tom Crimmins, Director/President

                                 Richard Fairhurst, Director/Secretary

                                 Alanna Grimm, Director

                                 Jack Hern, Director

                                 Shirley Stoller, Director


       Staff Present:      Mike Galante, District Manager

                                 Phil Boyd, District Engineer

                                Mike Ormsby, District Attorney


       Visitors:             Larry Spencer


B.        Consent Agenda:


1.         Minutes of 02/05/09 Board Meeting.

2.         Minutes of 02/18/09 special Meeting Minutes


Approve consent agenda.


Director Grimm – motion, Director Stoller – second.

Motion approved unanimously.


C.        Meeting Posting Protest – Larry Spencer:


1.         Ratification Of All Action Taken At February 5, 2009 Meeting, Including, But Not Limited To:

a.         Consent Agenda, Including Minutes of Meetings of January 21, 2009, January 22, 2009, and January 29, 2009.

b.         Resolution Canvassing Returns Of February Election.

c.         Setting of Public Hearing on Annexation Petition for ‘The Falls at Hayden’ For March 5, 2009.

d.         Enter Into Executive Session To Discuss Matters Allowed Under Idaho Code

e.         Adjournment Of Meeting

f.           Any Other Actions Taken By the Board on February 5, 2009, In Open Meeting.


       Approve Ratification.


       Director Hern – motion, Director Stoller – second.

       Ratification approved unanimously.


D.        Nomination and Election of Board Vice President:


Director Fairhurst nominated Director Stoller.


Director Hern – second.

Nomination approved unanimously.




E.         Oral Communication:


Mr. Spencer discussed his sub-division (Cedar Hills Estates) discrepancies in feasibility study and history of filed court complaint.  Wants manager’s computer removed from office by District Attorney for review of pertinent email.


F.         Written Communications:


1.         Panhandle State Bank - signature authorization card signed.


2.         I.T.D. – Response to NKWD request for Public Hearing on water line relocation costs of Hwy 95 (Chilco).  S.B. 10-97 funding or reducing utility impacts being considered by State Legislature.


G.        Treasury Report:


Hold to next meeting.


H.        District Attorney – Mike Ormsby:


3.         Annexations:


Compiling list of non-annexed or dropped possible annexation areas.  Trying to get all areas within NKWD service area annexed into district boundaries.


Set two days in the second week of March, 2009, as time for public hearing (to be determined).


Properties that previously paid for annexation and properties the District thought were within NKWD boundaries, to be annexed at District expense.


Director Hern – motion, Director Grimm – second.

Motion approved unanimously.


1:50 p.m. Mr. Spencer left meeting.


1.         Executive Session:


Into Executive Session at 2:27 p.m. (Idaho Code 67-2345F)


Director Stoller – motion, Director Hern – second.

Motion approved unanimously.


Out of Executive Session at 3:34 p.m.

Discussed litigation and potential litigation.


2.         Sierra Club:


Final condition of Sierra Club to withdraw IDWR protest – pay Washington Water Trust, $4,500.


Approve payment.


Director Grimm – motion, Director Stoller – second.

Motion approved unanimously.


4.         Red Flag Program:


No discussion.


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


1.         Project Overview:


Handed out and discussed updated overview.


2.         Hayden Well Building Options:


Nothing to report.


3.         Water Rights – Capital Improvement Projects:


Nothing to report.


4.         Gozzer Rates:


Discovery wants NKWD to amend Transfer Agreement to collect monthly fees when service becomes active and refund to Discovery.


J.         District Manager – Mike Galante:


1.         Dodd Road – Late Comer:


Staff to deal with this at next meeting.


2.         4-S Ranch:


See 02/18/09 minutes.


3.         Arrow Point – Water System/Lakeshore Lodge:


Various solutions being developed.


4.         Walgreen’s:


Tate Engineering inspecting system improvements.  No Mitigation Fees paid yet.  NKWD engineer to develop specifications for newly required fire system improvements.


Director Fairhurst left meeting at 4:35 p.m.


5.         SCADA Improvements:


Purchase new software and approve A.E.S. for programming.


Director Stoller – motion, Director Hern – second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.


K.        Board Members:


No items.


L.         Adjournment:


Meeting adjourned at 4:50 p.m.


       Director Stoller – motion, Director Hern – second.

       Motion approved unanimously by those present.





Richard Fairhurst, Director/Secretary