North Kootenai Water District

Board Meeting Minutes

February 3, 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

Jack Hern, Director

Jim Omerso, Director/Treasurer

Shirley Stoller, Director/Vice President

 

Staff Present: Phil Boyd, P.E., Welch Comer

Mike Galante, District Manager

Excused: Alanna Grimm, Director/Secretary

Brian Werst, K&L Gates

 

Visitors: Mr. & Mrs. Wisdom

B. Consent Agenda:

 

1.      Minutes of 01/20/11 Board Meeting

 

Motion made to accept Consent Agenda with the following minor changes:

 

I6. DEQ Source Water Protection Grant:

 

a.     Mike Galante working on Grant.

b.    Dan Messier working on Plan.

c.     Jack Hern will work with Dan & Mike on committee.

 

J2. CEDARS miss-spelled, should be CDARS.

 

Director Stoller motion, Director Omerso second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

C.      Election of Board Officers:

 

Motion made to table election to next meeting with all five board members.

 

Director Stoller motion, Director Omerso second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

D.      Oral Communications:

 

1.      Mr. & Mrs. Aaron Wisdom, 1801 E Pine Haven Ln.: Contesting balance of $601.56.

 

Motion made to split outstanding balance in half, office to send corrected bill in amount of $300.78.


 

 

Director Omerso motion, Director Hern second.

Motion approved.

Ayes: Directors Crimmins, Hern, Omerso

Nays: Director Stoller

E.      Written Communications:

 

1.      Mr. & Mrs. Aaron Wisdom:

 

See Item D1.

 

F.      Treasury Report:

 

Hold to 02/24/11 meeting.

 

G.     Employee Matters:

 

1.     Employees would like more notes. Board concurs.

2.     Possible miss-print on Budget notification. Will discuss with counsel.

3.     Medical questions. Two notes will be addressed by President.

 

H.      District Attorney Brian Werst, K&L Gates:

 

Excused.

 

I.       District Engineer Phil Boyd, P.E., Welch Comer:

 

1.      Project Status:

 

a.      Springrock Booster Station: Completed. Kootenai Electric Co. put in a lot of extra effort to make this happen.

 

b.      Water Rights: Discussed the history of the Districts water rights and how they have been used and/or applied.

 

2.      Cap Fees / Rate Analysis:

 

Workshop scheduled for February 24, 2011, 11:00 a.m., at the office of Welch Comer Engineers. Legal counsel invited to attend.

 

3.      Pay Requests / Change Orders:

 

a.     Avondale/Point Hayden Change Order: Motion made to approve Change Order #3, $2,952.63, to MDM Construction.

 

Director Stoller motion, Director Omerso second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

b.      Avondale/Point Hayden Change Order: Motion made to approve Change Order #4, $10,761.21, to MDM Construction.

 

Director Stoller motion, Director Omerso second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

c.      Avondale/Point Hayden Change Order: Motion made to approve Change Order #5, $39,609.82, to MDM Construction.

 

Director Stoller motion, Director Omerso second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

d.      Avondale/Point Hayden Change Order: Motion made to approve Change Order #6, $2,294.14, to MDM Construction.

 

Director Stoller motion, Director Omerso second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

e.      Avondale/Point Hayden Change Order: Motion made to approve Change Order #7, $7,555.30, to MDM Construction.

 

Director Stoller motion, Director Omerso second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

f.       Avondale/Point Hayden Change Order: Motion made to approve Change Order #8, ($24,000.00), to MDM Construction.

 

Director Stoller motion, Director Omerso second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

g.      Avondale/Point Hayden Pay Request: Motion made to approve Pay Request #8, $269,099.14, to MDM Construction, 89%.

 

Director Stoller motion, Director Omerso second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

h.      Avondale/Point Hayden Pay Request: Motion made to approve Pay Request #9, $18,886.86, to MDM Construction, 90%.

 

Director Stoller motion, Director Omerso second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

4.     ICS/CDARS Cash Flow:

 

The best rates are with ICS.

 

Motion made to move Revenue Bond funds to ICS account, as well as funds in State Pool accounts.

 

Director Stoller motion, Director Hern second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

J.      District Manager Mike Galante:

 

1.      Employee Health Insurance:

 

Different options still out there, nothing to make a motion on yet.

 

2.      MDM Avondale/Pt. Hayden Waterline Project:

No new discussion regarding negotiations.

 

Avondale Roads/Lakes Highway District (LHD) potential complaints from LHD anticipated. They want a different road construction method utilized for Phase II.

 

Motion made to authorize payment of of Road testing.

 

Director Stoller motion, Director Omerso second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

3.      Hwy 95 Murphy Road Project:

 

There is an easement issue regarding buried waterline.

 

Motion made to agree to relinquish easement in Murphy Road/Hwy 95 project in exchange for relocation, by IDT, of waterline.

 

Director Omerso motion, Director Stoller second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

4.      APCA Tie-In Project:

 

Project awarded to Safco Construction. Ground breaking in one to two weeks.

 

5.      Gym Membership:

Currently there are 6 active members. Hold action until insurance question is answered.

 

K.      Board Members:

 

No items.

 

L.      Adjournment:

 

Motion made to adjourn meeting at 2:57 pm.

 

Director Hern motion, Director Omerso second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

 

 

Jack Hern/Director