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:

 

None.

 

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