North Kootenai Water District


December 17, 2009


Board Meeting Minutes



A.        Call to Order/Roll Call:


      Meeting called to order at 12:37 p.m. by President Crimmins. 


       Present:             Tom Crimmins, Director/President

                                 Richard Fairhurst, Director/Secretary

                                 Alanna Grimm, Director

                                 Jack Hern, Director (1:14 p.m.)

                                 Shirley Stoller, Director/Vice President


       Staff Present:      Mike Galante, District Manager

                                 Phil Boyd, District Engineer


       Visitors:             None


B.        Consent Agenda:


1.         Minutes of 12/03/09 Board Meeting

a.    Add “Resolution 2009-08” to item F2 and “Staff” and “Director Hern” to item G1.  Add “drop axel” to item G1.

2.         Financial Statements for November 2009

3.         Bills for November 2009


Approve consent agenda as revised.


Director Stoller – motion, Director Grimm – second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.


C.        Oral Communications:




D.        Written Communications:




Suggestion Box:


1.         Sale of Salvage – each employee to receive a ham and gift card up to $50.00 from Super One with excess going into employee functions.  To be reviewed on annual basis.


Director Stoller – motion, Director Grimm – second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.


2.         Additional Vehicles – fleet sufficient.


3.         Reinstate purchasing power to District Manager – up to $2,000.00 without prior Board approval.


1:14 p.m. Director Hern joined meeting.


Director Hern – motion, Director Grimm – second.

Motion approved unanimously.


4.         Meeting with Employees – 2:00 p.m. on 01/28/10 at Welch Comer’s office.


E.         Treasury Report:




F.         District Attorney:


No legal representation.


Fox Hollow Annexation (added):


Approve order granting petition.


       Director Stoller – motion, Director Hern – second.

       Motion approved unanimously.


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


1.         Project Status:


Handed out and reviewed revised Project Status update – 12/16/09.


2.         Energy Grant Application:


Not qualified to apply for Federal Grant.


3.         Conservation Plan Update:


Draft copy to be reviewed by District Manager.


4.         NKWD Construction Standards:


Probably use Coeur d’Alene’s new Standards due out in January, 2010.  Design Standards completed in February or March of 2010.


5.         Bond Projects Expense Schedule:


Handed out bond expenditure schedule for review


6.         Ela Late Comer Agreement:


Nothing new.


H.        District Manager – Mike Galante.:


1.         Springrock Lane:


Nothing new.


2.         Employee Manual:


Revised draft manual and supplements ready for review.


3.         Bond Funds, Secure Investments, State Pool:


Hold to first meeting in January, 2010 – review data handed out.


4.         Fox Hollow:


See item F above.




10.      Wal-Mart:


Realignment of water line for new storm drain postponed.


11.      Selkirk Meadows:


Well badly miss-aligned.


I.           Board Members:


2.         Dump Truck (added):


Keep looking for reasonably priced dump truck.


1.         District Vacation Policy:


Send memo to employees that accumulated vacation will only be paid upon separation.


J.         Adjournment:


Meeting adjourned at 3:09 p.m.


       Director Hern – motion, Director Stoller – second.

       Motion approved unanimously.






Richard Fairhurst, Director/Secretary