North Kootenai Water District


May 20, 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:             Don Skillingstadt – CLC Associates (Walmart)

                                 Brian Eiter – Dodd Road


B.        Consent Agenda:


1.         Minutes of 05/06/10 Board Meeting

2.         Minutes of 05/13/10 Special Board Meeting

3.         Financial Statements for April, 2010

4.         Bills for April, 2010


Approve consent agenda.


Director Grimm – motion, Director Stoller – second.

Motion approved unanimously.


C.        Oral Communications:


1.         Don Skillingstadt – Walmart wants 75% reimbursement for relocation of 10” water main.  Depth requirement ok on old line – benefit is District wide and not needed by Walmart.


2.         Brian Eiter – Buying house on Dodd Road, east of Strahorn.  Needs written request for service and main extension.


D.        Written Communications:




E.         Treasury Report:




F.         Employee Matters:




G.        District Attorney:


No legal representation.


I.           District Manager – Mike Galante:


1.         Honeysuckle Water Line/Walmart:


70 psi on 160 class PVC pipe – 700’ of new C900 10” pipe needed ($28,000).  Walmart wants 75% reimbursement.  Welch Comer to consult benefit rational model for % for 06/10 agenda.


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


1.         Project Status:


Updated 05/19/10.


2.         Springrock MOU:


Draft MOU to attorney for review.


3.         Lancaster Road/Hwy 95:


Welch Comer confirmed need to lower water line.  Work schedule:


a.         Relocation of 6” pipe to L.P. within next two weeks.  NKWD to provide material.

b.         ½ of casing.

c.         Other ½ of casing.

d.         12” pipe on west side of Highway


Attorney to rework A.C.I. contract.


4.         Ela – Late Comer’s Agreement (added):


Amend agenda to include Ela Late Comer’s Agreement.  Engineer and Manager to negotiate details of late comer’s agreement.


Director Hern – motion, Director Grimm – second.

Motion approved unanimously.


I.           District Manager – Mike Galante:


2.         APCA/Eddie’s Water Main:


Tested and complete – almost ready for use.


3.         Equipment Auction:


District Manager authorized to expend the following if equipment can be found.


a.         Small trailer for safety equipment $1,000 to $1,500.

b.         Light trailer $1,500 to $3,200

c.         Trailer mounted generator $5,000 to $9,000

d.         Backhoe $18,000 to $30,000


Director Hern – motion, Director Stoller – second.

Motion approved unanimously.


4.         Employee Manual – Final Draft:


Ready for final review by 06/03/10.


5.         Move next meeting from 06/03/10 to 06/10/10, same time and location (added).


Director Hern – motion, Director Stoller – second.

Motion approved unanimously.


J.         Board Members:





K.        Adjournment:


Meeting adjourned at 3:50 p.m.


       Director Stoller – motion, Director Grimm – second.

       Motion approved unanimously.






Richard Fairhurst

Secretary of the Board/Treasurer