North Kootenai Water District

Board Meeting Minutes

January 6, 2011 – 12:30 p.m.

 

 

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 Present:        Mike Galante, District Manager

                                    Necia Maiani, P.E., Welch Comer

                       

B.    Consent Agenda:

 

1.      Minutes of 01/06/11:

 

Motion made to accept minutes.

Director Stoller – motion, Director Omerso – second.  Motion approved unanimously.

 

2.      Financial Statements for November 2010:

 

Hold to next meeting.

 

C.      Oral Communications:

 

Larry Spencer spoke regarding NKWD policy.  He stated that NKWD is the most sued water board in the State.  Reason given was extortion from users.  He gave Walmart as an example stating that Walmart funded Hillside improvements; improvements were made and NKWD tried to get money for water hookups from other developers. 

 

D.      Written Communications:

 

       None.

 

E.      Treasury Report: 

 

NKWD Bond Improvement Budget Status chart presented by Necia Maiani, Welch Comer.  See document dated 1/5/11 on file.

 

F.      Employee Matters: 

 

None.

 

G.     District Attorney – Brian Werst, K&L Gates:

 

Excused.


 

 

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

 

1.                                   Project Status: 

 

a.      Avondale/Pt. Hayden Waterlines:  MDM Construction may be finished with negotiations.  See letter from NKWD to Mitch Swenson, MDM Construction, dated 1/6/11, on file requesting approval or disapproval of each of the Change Orders, 3 through 8, which affect the final amount due in Pay Request 8 which will be held until formal written direction on how to proceed.

 

b.      Echo Beach: Interior Painting completed.  Building is approximately 90% complete, booster pumps installed and tested manually.  Some items will need to be completed in the spring.

 

c.      Springrock Booster Station:  Third BoosterpaQ should be delivered 1/7/11.  A two week gravity shut down is scheduled for January 18th.

 

d.      Avondale Phase 2:  Lakes Highway District has shown an interest in participating in road improvements.  Estimated costs will be presented to LHD for their further consideration.  Completion of bid package to be submitted to DEQ in March.  Construction window likely to be May through September 2011.

 

e.      Lancaster Waterline (Government Way to Ferndale):  Welch Comer will prepare task order for completion of design, bid and construction phase services for the waterline replacement.  Task Order will be presented at 1/20/11 board meeting.

 

f.       Lookout (Grandview) Control Valve Station: Project is on hold.

 

g.      LP Waterline:  Motion made to approve Notice to Proceed issued to Buddy’s Backhoe Services and authorize Mike Galante, District Manager, to work with Paul Bielec on this project. 

 

Director Hern – motion, Director Omerso – second. 

Motion approved unanimously.

 

h.      Water Rights:  IDWR is waiting for BLM to respond and withdraw protest. 

 

2.      Cap Fees / Rate Analysis: 

 

Analysis will be completed after detailed budget breakdown is completed. 

 

3.     Pay Requests / Change Orders: 

 

a.      Springrock Booster Station:  Motion made to approve Pay Request #4 to TML Construction, $102,096.50.  Representing 20% completion. 

 

Director Stoller – motion, Director Hern – second.  Motion approved unanimously.

 

b.      Echo Beach Booster:  Motion made to approve Pay Request #3 to Lawrence Construction, $6,058.34.  Representing 89% of contract.

 

Director Stoller – motion, Director Omerso – second.  Motion approved unanimously.

 

c.      Echo Beach Booster:  Motion made to approve Change Order #2 for Echo Beach Booster Station to Lawrence Construction $5,463.76.

 

Director Stoller – motion, Director Hern – second.  Motion approved unanimously.

 

I.       District Manager – Mike Galante:

 

1.      MDM – Avondale/Pt. Hayden Waterline Project: 

 

               Letter to be submitted to MDM dated 1/6/11 on file.  See Item H1a.

 

2.      APCA Tie-In Project:

      

Award not issued yet for this project.

 

3.      LP Waterline Project:

 

               Gathering deeds to record at the County.

 

Staff:

 

       8.     4S Ranch:

 

               DEQ no longer working with 4-S Ranch, and will now be in enforcement mode.

 

I.       District Manager – Mike Galante:

 

4.   Springrock Booster Station (added):

 

District preparing for gravity day.  TML will be working hard to make change happen in one day.  Letters of notification will be going out to affected customers.

 

J.      Board Members: 

 

Motion made to go into Executive Session at 1:57 p.m. (Idaho Code 67-2345b,f)   

Director Hern – motion, Director Omerso – second.  Motion approved unanimously.

Out of executive session at 3:15 p.m.

 

K.      Adjournment: 

 

Motion made to adjourn meeting at 3:16 pm.

 

Director Hern – motion, Director Omerso – second.

Motion approved unanimously.

 

 

 

 

                                                     

Alanna Grimm, Secretary/Director