North Kootenai Water District

 

February 4, 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

                                 Necia Maiani, District Engineer

                                 Mike Ormsby, District Attorney

 

       Visitors:             Neal McClellan

                                               

B.        Consent Agenda:

 

1.         Minutes of 01/21/10 Board Meeting

2.         Minutes of 01/28/10 Special Board Meeting

 

Approve consent agenda.

 

Director Stoller – motion, Director Grimm – second.

Motion approved unanimously.

 

C.        Oral Communications:

 

1.         Neal McClellan – Objection to zoning change in Rimrock (Kensington & Merman).  Will pressure be affected by additional users?  Explained to Mr. McClellan that Kootenai County makes zoning changes and that pressure would not be affected.  Also explained water system improvements planned for area.

 

2.         Mike Galante – Water main break on Lancaster at 3:10 a.m. on 02/04/10.  12” PVC on rock with no bedding; road damaged.  Declare an emergency.

 

Director Hern – motion, Director Grimm – second.

Motion approved unanimously.

 

Hire Knife River to make road repairs ($13,893.87).

 

Director Hern – motion, Director Grimm – second.

Motion approved unanimously.

 

D.        Written Communications:

 

1.         Letter to ICRMP regarding house fire on Woodstone Drive (Sloan’s) and potential claim.

 

E.         Treasury Report:

 

Handed out updated (02/04/10) report for discussion.

 

 

 

 

 

F.         District Attorney – Mike Ormsby:

 

2.         Resolution Authorizing District to Enter CDARS Program:

 

Pass Resolution 2010-01.

 

Director Hern – motion, Director Stoller – second.

Motion approved unanimously.

 

G.        District Engineer – Necia Maiani, P.E.:

 

1.         Project Status:

 

Engineer gave oral update of projects (02/03/10).  Accept update.

 

Director Stoller – motion, Director Grimm – second.

Motion approved unanimously.

 

2.         Avondale Phase 1:

 

Discussed in G1.

 

3.         Conservation Plan Final Draft:

 

Discussed in G1.

 

4.         Lancaster 4:

 

Discussed in G1.

 

H.        District Manager – Mike Galante.:

 

5.         Progress Payments:

 

a.         Approve IDWR water rights application for East Seasons Acres.

 

       Director Hern – motion, Director Grimm – second.

       Motion approved unanimously.

 

b.         Pay Request #3 for Hayden Well #2 from TML construction ($167,085.14).

 

       Director Stoller – motion, Director Grimm – second.           

       Motion approved unanimously.

 

c.         Change Order #5 for Hayden Well #2 (+ $5,795.00) for PRV tie in emergency repairs – TML Construction.

 

       Director Hern – motion, Director Grimm – second.

       Motion approved unanimously.

 

d.         GTE Pay Request #1 – TML Construction ($22,893.61).

 

       Director Stoller – motion, Director Hern – second.

       Motion approved unanimously.

 

F.         District Attorney – Mike Ormsby:

 

1.         Executive Session:

 

Into Executive Session at 2:00 p.m. (Idaho Code 67-2345 f & b)

 

Director Stoller – Motion, Director Hern – second.

Motion approved unanimously.

 

Out of Executive Session at 3:17 p.m.

Discussed litigation, potential litigation, and personnel.

 

3.         Consent Order:

 

Approve Consent Order and President to sign.

 

Director Hern – Motion, Director Grimm – second.

Motion approved unanimously.

 

H.        District Manager – Mike Galante:

 

1.         Finance Sub-Committee Report:

Met 02/02/10 and discussed CDARS.  Money distributed to member bank on 02/04/10.  Interest to be in separate accounts.  Checking and money market accounts established at Mountain West Bank.

 

2.         Springrock Memorandum of Understanding (MOU):

 

Not yet drafted.

 

3.         Employee Manual:

 

Send corrected draft to Board.

 

4.         Employee Medical Insurance:

 

Basic medical up $720.00 per month - $3079.00 per month to District.  Manager to check figures.  Coverage:  100 % employee, 100 % spouse, 50% child + $1,000 deductible reimbursement per year, per family.  Coverage includes Dental & Prescriptions.  Have to decide by 03/01/10.

 

6.         Computer System (added):

 

Need new server ($2,500 ±).

 

Director Hern – Motion, Director Stoller – second.

Motion approved unanimously.

 

Manager to research ‘Arc Reader’ on laptops for map reading.

 

J.         Board Members:

 

No Items.

 

K.        Adjournment:

 

Meeting adjourned at 3:51 p.m.

 

       Director Hern – motion, Director Grimm – second.

       Motion approved unanimously.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                   

Richard Fairhurst, Director/Secretary