North Kootenai Water District


May 21, 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/Vice President


       Staff Present:      Mike Galante, District Manager

                                 Phil Boyd, District Engineer (12:34)

                                 Mike Ormsby, District Attorney


       Visitors:             Buck Johnston, 4-S Ranch, and, Edwin Szczepaniak, Twin Lakes


B.        Consent Agenda:


1.         Minutes of 05/07/09 Board Meeting.

2.         Bills for April 2009.

3.         Financial Reports for April 2009.


Approve consent agenda.


Director Stoller – motion, Director Hern – second.

Motion approved unanimously.


C.        Oral Communication:


Edwin Szczepaniak, speaking on behalf of 6 or 7 families, spoke against proposed parking area (item F3) at Echo Beach in Twin Lakes.  NKWD needs to beef up restrictive parts of lease agreement.  Idaho Department of Lands (05/12/09) wants dock to be moved.


D.        Written Communications:




E.         Treasury Report:


Hold to next regular meeting.


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


3.         4-S Ranch Schedule Options:


Enough petitions have been signed to move forward with annexations, but State Tax Commission may not act within 30-60 days.  Holding project to next spring may allow a better chance for IDEQ funding.  Proceed with Option 2 on 05/19/09 project schedule from Welch Comer.


1.         Project Status:


Handed out and reviewed updated report – 05/20/09.



2.         Avondale Waterline Surveys:


Establish full width survey and easement location.  Lakes Highway District cannot afford to do repaving in one year.  NKWD to place fabric and ballast, Lakes Highway District to do sub-grade and paving.


Phase 1:   20,650’ .................. $36,870.00 for surveying

Phase 2:   13,730’................... $24,580.00 for surveying


Proceed with Phase 1.

F.         District Attorney – Mike Ormsby:


See 05/20/09 Project Status Report.  Need to break down 4-S Annexation into separate Public Hearings.


3.         Parking Lot Lease Twin Lakes/Echo Beach:


See item C.  Check for proper zoning for parking area.  NKWD may fence area to stay out of neighborhood dispute.  District Manager to look into splitting of lot for sale.


2.         Sierra Club:


Has agreed to conditions of agreement. 


Hold Special Meeting on 05/28/09 at 12:30 p.m. for canvassing of Annexation Election results.


Director Stoller – motion, Director Hern – second.

Motion approved unanimously.


1.         Executive Session:


Into Executive Session at 2:21 p.m. (Idaho Code 67-2345F)


Director Stoller – motion, Director Grimm – second.

Motion approved unanimously.


Out of Executive Session at 2:37 p.m.

Discussed litigation and potential litigation.


Pass Resolution 2009-16 Converting 4-S Annexation Into 12 Separate Annexations.


Director Stoller – motion, Director Hern – second.

Motion approved unanimously.


Pass Resolution 2009-17 Reimbursement of Bond Issue Costs.


Director Stoller – motion, Director Hern – second.

Motion approved unanimously.


H.        District Manager – Mike Galante:


1.         Lakeshore Lodge:


Discovery wants relief from one-year warranty bond.  NKWD to hold to standard provision of bonding requirements.


2.         Walgreen’s:


New underground contractor to complete water line connections.  New water line will be within 4’ – 6’ of building.


3.         Selkirk Meadows Well Pump Replacement:


25 H.P. will replace 15 H.P. single phase that burned out.  Manager is getting costs.


Annexation request received from George Anderl for 40 acres at east end of Lookout Drive.  Charge costs to Anderl.


       City of Hayden Lake to chip seal Point Hayden area.


I.           Board Members:


       No items.


J.         Adjournment:


Meeting adjourned at 3:05 p.m.


       Director Grimm – motion, Director Stoller – second.

       Motion approved unanimously.






Richard Fairhurst, Director/Secretary