North Kootenai Water District


October 1, 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

Shirley Stoller, Director/Vice President


Excused: Jack Hern, Director (see C2)


Staff Present: Mike Galante, District Manager

Phil Boyd, District Engineer

Mike Ormsby, District Attorney


Visitors: Suzanne Scheidt, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

B.        Consent Agenda:


1.         Minutes of 09/17/09 Board Meeting

2.         Minutes of 09/21/09 Special Board Meeting

3.         Minutes of 09/24/09 Special Board Meeting


Director Stoller motion, Director Grimm second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.


C.        Public Hearing:


1.         Hayden Haven/Gem Shores Water Rates and Charges:


Open Public Hearing at 12:31 p.m.; no oral or written comments.

Public Hearing closed at 12:32 p.m.


2.         Water Rates Increase for Revenue Bond:


Open Public Hearing at 12:32 p.m.; no oral or written comments.

Public Hearing Closed at 12:33 p.m.


Director Hern joined meeting.


D.        Oral Communications:


1.         Suzanne Scheidt Idaho Department of Environmental Quality:


Suzanne expressed IDEQ appreciation of prompt and accurate notification of problems (see 10/01/09 letter) and help in a recent E. Coli problem in a different district.



E.         Written Communications:


1.         Sheila Gerstein, 3112 E. Point Hayden Dr:


10/01/09 letter regarding reimbursement for costs ($311.54) to flush iron from household plumbing.


Pay only claim submitted.


Director Hern motion, died for lack of second.


2.         Cedar Ridge Homes - $254.51 owed:


Wants water bill forgiven. Consensus no. Needs to provide proof of $500.00 deposit.


3.         Art Sestak, 1956 E. St James Ave.:


Wants NKWD to do more of own work.


4.         Wayne Schultz, 1888 E. Spring Rock Lane:


Road damage by dump trucks during Spring Rock pump house construction. He wants $15,207.00 from NKWD for road repair. Attorney to research NKWD rights of access. Engineer to compare 3 options for additional flow to Spring Rock tank. Respond to homeowners at that time.


Handed out job sheet.


F.         Treasury Report:




G.        District Attorney Mike Ormsby:


2.         Update Issuance of Bonds:


Bond bank approved application. Handed out the draft addendum to NKWD narrative.


3.         Update Fox Hollow Annexation:


One petitioner has 50 acres, 2 others have 5 acres each. Should NKWD consider annexation all or nothing no, let developer petition for 50 or 60 acres.


4.         Outsource Billing:


Draft agreement with Allegra Print handed out for review.


5.         Resolution for Hayden Haven/Gem Shores Rates:


Pass Resolution 2009-34.


Director Hern motion, Director Stoller second.

Motion approved unanimously.


6.         Resolution for Increase for Revenue Bond:


Pass Resolution 2009-35.


Director Grimm motion, Director Stoller second.

Motion approved unanimously.


7.         Determine Cost of Annexation of 8 Priority Properties That Were Dropped (added).


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


1.         Project Status:


Handed out and discussed updated (10/01/09) project status.


Hayden Well #2 notice to proceed to be signed by President. Pre-Construction conference scheduled for 10/08/09. GTE Improvements advertise for bid on 10/08/09.


District Engineer and Manager to negotiate a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Lakes Highway District and the City of Hayden Lake for the roads in the Rimrock area. MOU to be reviewed by District Attorney.


2.         Wal-Mart:


A check for $748,000 is in the mail. It does not include the extra contingency of $75,000. Cannot supply fire water on 05/01/10; probably on 07/01/10.


Necia Maiani (Welch Comer) joined meeting at 2:45 p.m.


VFD for Hayden Well will cost $36,000. Go to bid on GTE improvements on 10/08/09; probably open on 10/30/09. Have not yet heard from Avista on 50% rebate on Hayden Well VFD.


3.         2010 Revenue Bond Task Orders:


a.         Lancaster #4

b.         Echo Beach Pump House

c.         Avondale Water Lines

d.         Packsaddle Booster Station

e.         Point Hayden Water Lines


Pass Task Order 09-06.


Director Hern motion, Director Stoller second.

Motion approved unanimously.


4.         Bond Improvements Budget Status (added):


10/01/09 update handed out and discussed.


I.           District Manager Mike Galante.:


1.         4-S Ranch:


Progressing slowly, need 17 participants to go forward.


2.         Bond Bank Application:


Sale of bonds 11/03/09 to 11/10/09.


3.         Front Desk Computer:


Power supply and hard drive burned out, limping along. Investigate off-site backup services.


$700.0 for new computer with refund for power supply.


Director Grimm motion, Director Stoller second.

Motion approved unanimously.


4.         ITD Utility Hearing:


Not on September I.T.D. meeting.


G.        District Attorney Mike Ormsby:


1.         Executive Session:


Phil Boyd, Mike Galante, and Necia Maiani left meeting.


Into Executive Session at 4:09 p.m. (Idaho Code 67-2345b and 67-2345f).


Director Hern motion, Director Grimm second.

Motion approved unanimously.


Out of Executive Session at 5:25 p.m.


Discussed litigation and personnel.


J.         Board Members:


No items.


K.        Adjournment:


Meeting adjourned at 5:26 p.m.


Director Hern motion, Director Grimm second.

Motion approved unanimously.




Richard Fairhurst, Director/Secretary