North Kootenai Water District


January 21, 2010


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

                                 Shirley Stoller, Director/Vice President


       Staff Present:      Mike Galante, District Manager

                                 Phil Boyd, District Engineer


       Visitors:             Brad Rasor – Mountain West Bank


B.        Consent Agenda:


1.         Minutes of 01/07/10 Board Meeting

2.         Financial Statements for December, 2009

3.         Bills for December, 2009


Approve consent agenda.


Director Stoller – motion, Director Hern – second.

Motion approved unanimously.


C.        Oral Communications:


Brad Rasor discussed CDARS operation and answered Board questions.  He handed out a CDARS Bond Investment spreadsheet (Item G6); 18 month maximum on CD blocks (ladder per handout); retain $1,474,077 in State Pool, invest $6,682,000 in CD blocks.


A sub-committee to be formed and comprised of:  Director Stoller, District Engineer, District Manager, and District Office Supervisor.


Director Stoller – motion, Director Grimm – second.

Motion approved unanimously.


D.        Written Communications:


Avista Energy Efficiency Evaluation on V.F.D. on Hayden Well #2 completed. 


E.         Treasury Report:


Next meeting.


F.         District Attorney – Mike Ormsby:


1.         Executive Session – Via Phone Conference:


Not held.




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


1.         Project Status:


               Handed out and discussed 01/20/10 Project Status Report update.


2.         Avondale Phase 1 Roadway Construction:


Lakes Highway District (LHD) wants to participate in rebuilding disturbed roads on west side of Avondale Lake.  Need Memorandum of Understanding (M.O.U.) with LHD.  Reviewed 01/21/10 letter to LHD regarding Avondale Phase 1 road improvements; send letter.


3.         Conservation Plan Final Draft:


Add projects to be funded with conservation fund (page 7).  Add flushing frequency (page 15).


H.        District Manager – Mike Galante:


1.         SEEP Training:


Requires all field employees to be certified in storm water implementations (EPA), at $200.00 per person, or $175.00 with Welch Comer.  Required for working in Lakes Highway District.


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


3.         Conservation Plan Final Draft (cont’d):


Conservation Plan Final Draft should be stand alone report.  Welch Comer to revise report with Board comments and resubmit to Board.


4.         Hayden Canyon – Task Order 10-01:


Engineering study ($2,200.00) for impact and mitigation fees.  Approve.


Director Grimm – motion, Director Stoller – second.

Motion approved unanimously.


5.         Lancaster 4 – Authorization to Bid:


Approve mechanical improvements to bid.


Director Hern – motion, Director Stoller – second.

Motion approved unanimously.


6.         SNW/CDARS Bond Investment Spreadsheet:


See Item C.


H.        District Manager – Mike Galante:


2.         Springrock Lane:


Road easement for road rebuilding by NKWD for Hayden Canyon.  Need M.O.U.


3.         Employee Manual:


Board meeting on 01/28/10 for review.


4.         CDARS:


See Item C.


I.           Board Members:


No Items.


J.         Adjournment:


Meeting adjourned at 3:25 p.m.


       Director Stoller – motion, Director Grimm – second.

       Motion approved unanimously.








Richard Fairhurst, Director/Secretary