North Kootenai Water District

 

November 18, 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/Treasurer

                             Shirley Stoller, Director/Vice President

      

       Staff:             Necia Maiani, P.E., Welch Comer

                             Mike Galante, District Manager

 

       Excused:                Brian Werst, District Attorney, K&L Gates

                                    

B.    Consent Agenda:

 

1.      Minutes of 11/04/10 Board Meeting.

2.      Minutes of 11/10/10 Special Board Meeting.

3.      Financial Statements for October 2010

4.      Bills for October 2010

 

               Motion made to ratify conduct of 11/10/10 Special Board Meeting.

               Director Stoller – motion, Director Hern – second.

               Motion approved unanimously.

 

               Motion to accept Items 1 & 2 of Consent Agenda.

               Director Stoller – motion, Director Hern – second.

               Motion approved unanimously.

 

Financial Statements for October 2010 postponed until 12/02/10 meeting.  Bills paid as presented.

 

C.    Oral Communications: 

 

None.

 

D.    Written Communications:

 

None.

 

E.    Treasury Report:

 

       None.


 

 

F.    Employee Matters:

 

1.      HB287:

 

Article regarding Idaho House Bill #287 and copy of Idaho House Bill #287 providing immunity of employers for allowing certain employee firearm storage.

 

Motion made to modify employee manual to strike policy that prohibits employees from storing personal firearms in personal vehicles.

      

       Director Hern – motion, Director Omerso – second.

       Motion approved unanimously.

 

G.    District Attorney - Brian Werst:

 

Excused.

 

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

 

1.      Project Status: 

 

All work areas are considered substantially complete on the Avondale/Point Hayden project, with the exception of items that will need to be done in the spring.  MDM is reviewing liquidated damages and final request; should be here for 12/02/10 meeting.

 

2.      Cap Fees / Rate Analysis:

 

Will be completed in conjunction with the water rate study. 

 

5.      GTE (added):

 

Flow meters are not the cause of the GPM problem.  Currently producing 100 gpm less than it should be.  Options:  Offer the contractor to replace the pump or pay the estimated extra costs of using this pump over 15 year pump life. 

 

3.      Pay Requests/Change Orders: 

 

a.     Motion to accept Change Order #1, Springrock project, $2,967.00.

 

              Director Stoller – motion, Director Hern – second.

              Motion approved unanimously.  

 

4.      Avondale/Point Hayden Water Mains:

 

Discussion held regarding Change Orders #3 & #4.  See paperwork on file dated 11/18/10.

 

I.     District Manager – Mike Galante:

      

1.      Employee Matrix: 

 

Motion made to adopt matrix effective immediately.  Future raises within the matrix effective the first pay period after employee’s review.

 

Director Hern – motion, Director Stoller – second.

Motion approved unanimously.

 

2.      Unemployment Insurance Change: 

 

Motion made to adopt direct reimbursement for unemployment insurance.

 

       Director Hern – motion, Director Omerso – second. 

       Motion approved unanimously.

      

3.      APCA Tie In:

 

The revised plans are out to bid. 

 

4.      LP Waterline Extension RFQ: 

 

Motion made to issue award of contract to Buddy’s Backhoe, $63,240.00.

 

       Director Hern – motion, Director Omerso – second. 

       Motion approved unanimously.

 

 

J.      Board Members: 

 

1.      Motion made to adopt Resolution 2010-13, re-setting Public Hearing of Bielec annexation for 12/16/10.

 

Director Stoller – motion, Director Omerso – second.

Motion approved unanimously.

 

2.      Executive Session:

 

        Into Executive Session at 2:16 p.m. (Idaho Code 67-2345b)

        Director Hern – motion, Director Omerso – second. 

        Motion approved unanimously.

        Out of Executive Session at 3:03 p.m.

 

        Discussed employee matters.

 

K.      Adjournment:

 

Motion made to adjourn meeting at 3:04 p.m.

 

Director Hern – motion, Director Omerso – second.

Motion approved unanimously.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        

Alanna Grimm

Secretary