North Kootenai Water District


July 2, 2009


Board Meeting Minutes



A.        Call to Order/Roll Call:


      Meeting called to order at 12:34 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

                                 Mike Ormsby, District Attorney (12:45)


       Visitors:             None


B.        Consent Agenda:


1.         Minutes of 06/18/09 Board Meeting

2.         Minutes of 06/25/09 Special Board Meeting.


Approve consent agenda.


Director Stoller – motion, Director Grimm – second.

Motion approved.

Ayes:  Stoller, Fairhurst, Grimm, Hern

Abstention:  Crimmins


C.        Oral Communication:




D.        Written Communications:


1.         Letter from Verizon representative stating terms of GTE well site property sale – Lot 1, Blk 3 Verizon Subdivision, $74,673.00, plus four 1” Capitalization Fees for B1-L1, B2-L2, B3-L2 & B3-L3.  Board to consider at next meeting.


E.         Treasury Report:




F.         District Attorney – Mike Ormsby:


2.         Revenue Bond:


Election on 08/04/09.  Two informational meetings will be held:


 06/15/09, 7:00 p.m. at Hayden or Hayden Lake City Hall

 06/29/09, 7:00 p.m. at Rathdrum City Hall (Special Meetings). 


Newsletter comments by 07/07/09.

3.         Public Records Charges:


Not yet completed.  Set cost at $0.08 per copy by Resolution at next meeting.


1.         Executive Session:


Into Executive Session at 1:20 p.m. (Idaho Code 67-2345F&B).


Director Hern – motion, Director Stoller – second.

Motion approved unanimously.


Phil Boyd left meeting at 1:26 p.m.

Phil Boyd returned to meeting at 1:50 p.m.


Out of Executive Session at 1:26 p.m.

Discussed potential litigation and personnel.  Discussed IDEQ-SEP plan at next meeting.


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


1.         Project Status:


Handed out 07/02/09 project status report and discussed.


3.         Facility Plans:


GTE/Hillside – Wal-Mart to participate in $38,000 cost:  near completion.

Forward S.E.P. plan to D.E.Q. for comments.


Director Grimm – motion, Director Hern – second.

Motion approved unanimously.


H.        District Manager – Mike Galante.:


2.         Wal-Mart:


Project is going to bid next week without building permit.  A check for $354,500, for Water Phase I, is to be issued.  Stocking store projected for 05/01/10.


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


2.         4-S Ranch:


Cost = $1.62 million; 30 year L.I.D. at 0.5% interest – to bid by 02/16/10.


L.I.D. cost = $120,000 per lot, plus $4,007 Ela Late Comers Fee, plus $4,200 Capitalization Fee, plus $1,800 Water Service Fee.


Steps:  Annexation, State Tax Commission, LID formation, design, bid & award by 02/16/10.  Move forward with properly conditioned annexation.


Director Hern – motion, Director Grimm – second.

Motion approved unanimously.


H.        District Manager – Mike Galante:


Items 1-5 – see Managers notes.


2.         Wal-Mart:


Review draft agreement and see above.


3.         Red Flag Program:


Protect customer’s financial data.  Draft report at a later meeting.


4.         ITD Utility Hearing:


To be heard by hearing examiner who will report to I.T.D. Board.


5.         Arrow Point Generator:


Not yet installed because of landscaping.  Set date for our work and discontinuing water service.


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


2.         4-S Ranch:


See attached list of annexations.


North Idaho College Water Conservation Class (added):


       Do not participate, but mention class in newsletter.


J.         Board Members:


No items.


K.        Adjournment:


Meeting adjourned at 2:54 p.m.


       Director Hern – motion, Director Stoller – second.

       Motion approved unanimously.





Richard Fairhurst, Director/Secretary




District Manager’s Agenda

NKWSD Board Meeting July 2, 2009

Comments on my agenda items


H1.  Lakeshore Lodge.  The water line extension from Gozzer Ranch to the Lakeshore Lodge is almost complete.  The compound meter for the condos should be installed by the time of the meeting.  I am waiting for the Will Serve Letter and will send the conveyance documents to Discovery in Arizona for their signature.


Board Action:  None required


H2.  Wal-Mart.  I have not heard anything from the Wal-Mart people as of this writing.  I will try to have an update by the time of the meeting on Thursday.


H3.  Red Flag Program.  This is a federally mandated program to protect the credit of our customers.  It is a privacy issue, and we are not to give out the information to anyone.  I will have a resolution next meeting for the Board to adopt regarding this new program.


Board Action:  Next meeting. 


H4.  ITD Utility Hearing.  On June 24, Phil and I presented the District’s case to the hearing examiner.  While we were not in front of the ITD Board per se, we did have our comments recorded for them.  The hearing examiner and the engineers present said it was a very good presentation.  Documents were sent along with a map prepared by Welch Comer.  It is likely this will be on the ITD Board’s agenda in August. 


H5.  Arrow Point Generator.  Andy is dragging his feet over the clearing of the landscaping so that we can install the Arrow Point generator, new electrical service, transfer switch and generator.  This will allow us to operate the SCADA panel, the lift station, and the generator on our own electrical service.

Individual 4-S Area Annexations:



Minzel 1

Minzel 2




Doug Kraft





Chax & Tracy Peterson