North Kootenai Water District


November 5, 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 (12:32)

                                 Shirley Stoller, Director/Vice President


       Staff Present:      Mike Galante, District Manager

                                 Phil Boyd, District Engineer

                                 Todd Reuter, District Attorney


       Visitors:             Rich Wells, Ginno

                                 Ron Isbell, TML

                                 Sydney Petersen, TML


B.        Consent Agenda:


1.         Minutes of 10/15/09 Board Meeting


Director Stoller – motion, Director Grimm – second.

Motion approved unanimously.


C.        Oral Communications:


1.         GTE Improvements (Item G1):


Ron Isbell, TML – Ginno Construction sub-contractor.  Premier Electric does not have Public Works license and United Pump does not have proper licenses for part of work.  TML is second place bidder.  Engineer to check with State on licensing.  Authorize President to sign contract with Ginno Construction if bid is responsive.


Director Hern – motion, Director Grimm – second.

Ayes:  Directors Hern, Grimm, Stoller, Crimmins

Abstain:  Director Fairhurst


D.        Written Communications:




E.         Treasury Report:


Handed out and discussed updated report with bond projects removed.


F.         District Attorney – Todd Reuter:


2.         Resolution Setting Public Hearing – Fox Hollow:


Pass Resolution 2009-37 setting Public Hearing for 12/3/09.


Director Stoller – motion, Director Hern – second.

Motion passed unanimously.


1.         Executive Session:


Into Executive Session at 1:23 p.m. (Idaho Code 67-2345f).


Director Hern – motion, Director Grimm – second.

Motion approved unanimously.


Out of Executive Session at 1:52 p.m.


Discussed litigation. 


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


1.         Bids for GTE:


See C1.


2.         Project Status:


Handed out and discussed updated report 11/03/09 and 11/05/09.  Handed out and discussed NKWD Bond Budget Status 10/15/09.


3.         Capitalization Fee Review – New Ordinance:


Finishing up.


4.         NKWD Construction Standards:


Handed out draft design and construction standards for review.


5.         Lancaster 4:


Open bids on 11/17/09.


6.         Added:  GTE and Rimrock plans submitted to IDEQ for approval.


H.        District Manager – Mike Galante.:


1.         The Pines at Haydenwood:


Presented information to county this morning.  Does not have water rights yet.  County wants 25 gal/day/lot.


2.         4-S Ranch:


Three new petitions – now 15, need 17.


3.         Off-site Computer Backup:


In works with Carbonite.  Now using Asset Keeper for tracking depreciation.


4.         Employee Manual:


Draft may be ready by 12/17/09.


5.         GTE Well Remediation RFQ:


Approve O’Keefe Drilling for $11,609.00.


Director Hern – motion, Director Grimm – second.

Motion approved unanimously.


6.         Walgreen’s:


Need completed easements.


7.         Hayden Canyon:


Project 2 years away.  Developer needs NKWD costs and revised Will Serve letter.  1,600± lots.


Director Grimm left meeting at 3:16 p.m.


I.           Board Members:


1.         Verizon Property (added):


Stalled in Hayden.  Minor subdivision application.


2.         Employee Relations Committee (added):


Met with 4 top employees.  Meeting with all employees in December.


J.         Adjournment:


Meeting adjourned at 3:30 p.m.


       Director Stoller – motion, Director Hern – second.

       Motion approved unanimously by those present.





Richard Fairhurst, Director/Secretary