North Kootenai Water District


September 16, 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

                                 Alanna Grimm, Director/Secretary

                                 Jack Hern, Director

                                 Jim Omerso, Director

                                 Shirley Stoller, Director/Vice President


       Staff:                 Phil Boyd, District Engineer

                                 Mike Galante, District Manager

                                 Mike Ormsby, District Attorney                                         


B.      Consent Agenda:


1.      Minutes of 09/02/10 Board Meeting (incorrectly referenced as 08/19/10 on Agenda).


Approve Consent Agenda Item 1 with correction to Item H3 to read Brad White.


Director Hern – motion, Director Omerso – second.


2.      Financial Statements for August 2010


Consent Agenda Items 2 postponed.


3.      Bills for August 2010


Paid as presented.


C.      Public Hearings:


1.      2010/2011 Fiscal Year Budget:


Public Hearing opened at 12:58 p.m., no written or oral communications.  Hearing closed.


D.      Oral Communications: 


1.      John Zorn, homeowner at 2193 E. Avon Circle – expressed disapproval of having to suffer 16 weeks through construction mess, including gravel, dirt, oil & mud, as well as having the river rock replaced with dirt, water & mud running into garage and driveway cracks, and having his driveway used as a turnaround.  Also was concerned that the tap water is coming out looking like milk water and that the pressure is lower and must wait after flush to wash hands.  Reported that he had to pay $1,400 to refinish his floors because the dog and people tracking in dirt and has not been able to enjoy his outdoor furniture because it is too dirty.


E.      Written Communications:


1.      Rimrock Trucking Project Proposal, dated 09/13/10.  $28 per yard for sand, $98 per hour for 20 yards of filter sand.  $2,156 per trip.  The Board to discuss after viewing sand washer on 10/02/10.


2.      Travis & Kim Roth letter, dated 09/07/10, protesting asphalt patching charges.


Director Hern motioned to let standard asphalt patching charges stand, District waive $20 delivery fee.  Motion died for lack of second.


Director Stoller motioned to discount to $400 in light of not having all the facts.  Director Hern second.  Motion approved unanimously.


F.      Employee Matters:




E.      Treasury Report:


No significant changes.  Avondale Phase 2 R39 New Project – Steel lines discovered and will need to be replaced with PVC due to increased pressure from Hemlock Hills project.  Mike Galante directed to negotiate easement.


G.     District Attorney – Mike Ormsby:


1.      Executive Session:


Into Executive Session at 1:42 p.m. (Idaho Code 67-2345f)

Director Hern – motion, Director Stoller – second.

Motion approved unanimously.

Out of Executive Session at 2:31 p.m.


2.      Resolution Adopting 2010/2011 Budget: 


Adopted Resolution 2010-08.


       Director Stoller – motion, Director Omerso – second. 

       Motion approved unanimously


3.      Ela Late Comer Agreement:


Attorney will make language changes to the agreement.


4.      The Falls at Hayden Lake Late Comer Agreement:


The Falls made substantial changes to the agreement.  District Manager and District Attorney are working on this.


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


1.      Project Status:


a.      Avista calculating efficiency tests (power study).  A $12,300 rebate application has been submitted by NKWD. 


b.      Compaction tests on trench lines in Avondale – Modified Proctor and Standard Proctor.  Lakes Hwy District uses Standard Proctor and the contract is 95% of Modified Proctor with MDM. 


2.      Bond Projects:


Discussed previously under E. Treasury Report.


3.      Cap Fees, Rate Adjustments, Conservation Plan Annual Review:


Will begin in October.


I.       District Manager – Mike Galante: 


1.      Twin Lakes – Lake Line Replacement:


       Waiting for approval of the encroachment permit.  Projected to start in mid October.


2.      Pay Requests/Change Orders:




3.      4S Ranch:


IDEQ will be holding a compliance meeting with 4S Ranch on 09/21/10.


4.      APCA Bulk Water Tie In:


Plans have been approved by IDEQ.  Bidders have received plans and are working on submission bids.


5.      LP – Paul Bielic:


Interest in moving forward to extend existing 12” from Mark’s Marine south to the existing LP 12” fire system. 


Motion made to put pipe at intersection of Lancaster and Warren.


Director Hern – motion, Director Stoller – second.

Motion approved unanimously.


J.      Board Members:




K.      Adjournment:


Meeting adjourned at 3:32 p.m.


       Director Hern – motion, Director Stoller – second. 

       Motion approved unanimously.






Alanna Grimm

Secretary of the Board/Treasurer