North Kootenai Water District

Board Meeting Minutes

September 1, 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

                                    Shirley Stoller, Director/Vice President

                                    Alanna Brooks, Director/Secretary

                                    Jim Omerso, Director/Treasurer

                                   

       Staff Present:        Mike Galante, District Manager

                                    Brian Werst, District Attorney

                                    Phil Boyd, District Engineer

                                    Robin Potts, Accounts Specialist

 

       Excused:               Jack Hern, Director

 

       Visitors:                 Kathy Arrand, Johnny Arrand

 

 

B.    Consent Agenda:

 

1.     Minutes of 09/01/11 Board Meeting

 

Motion was made to accept 09/01/11 minutes with changes.

 

Director Stoller – motion, Director Omerso – second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

 

C.      Oral Communications:

 

Johnny and Kathy Arrand, associates of Coldwell Banker, requested the Board give a reduction to their August bill due to a sprinkler system being set to go off four times per day at a vacant home without their knowledge. This caused their monthly bill to be over $600.

 

Motion was made to reduce the consumption of their August bill by 30% of the overage.

 

Director Omerso – motion, Director Stoller – second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

 

D.      Written Communications:

 

None.

 

 

E.      Public Hearing – Remainder Chilco Petitioners

 

1.     The public hearing for the annexation of the remainder of the Chilco Petitioners into the District opened at 12:39 p.m. With no one present and no written comments, the public hearing closed at 12:40 p.m.

 

F.      Treasury Report: 

 

Will be presented at next meeting.

 

 

G.     Employee Matters:

 

None.

 

 

H.     District Attorney – Brian Werst:

 

It was discussed and noted that Alanna Grimm’s name has been changed to Alanna Brooks.  She remains secretary to the Board of Directors.

 

1.     Executive Session

 

None

 

2.     Election Rules

Mr. Werst reported that the District was misinformed by the county elections department as to the District Board member elections.  Because the District was incorporated under Chapter 32, Title 42, of the Idaho Code, the District is subject to the Election Consolidation Law (Chapter 14, Title 34, of the Idaho Code) and an election for the Board member position with the term expiring in 2011 should have been held in May 2011.  Mr. Werst recommended the Board either hold an election in November or declare such Board member position vacant and appoint a person to fill the position. 

Motion was made to declare vacant the Board member position currently held by Jim Omerso effective 9/1/11.

 

Director Stoller – motion, Director Brooks – second.  Director Omerso abstained.

Motion approved.

 

Motion was made to appoint Jim Omerso to fill the vacant position effective 9/1/11 and to serve until the next election in May of 2013.

 

Director Stoller – motion, Director Brooks – second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

Motion was made to have Jim Omerso act as Treasurer for the Board of Directors.

 

Director Stoller – motion, Director Brooks – second. Director Omerso abstained.

Motion approved.

 

3.     Resolution 2011-14 – Capitalization Fees

 

Motion was made to approve Resolution 2011-14, the Resolution for setting future Capitalization Fees.

 

Director Stoller – motion, Director Brooks – second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

 

 

 

4.     Resolution 2011-15 – Accepting Chilco #2 Annexation

 

Motion was made to approve Resolution 2011-15 which forms LID #4 for the people on the west side of the Chilco annexation who were too late to be included in the previous LID.

 

Director Stoller – motion, Director Brooks – second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

5.     Resolution 2011-16 – Initiating Chilco West LID

 

The motion was made to approve Resolution 2011-16, to hold a Public Hearing on October 6, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. for the formation of LID #4, Chilco #2 Annexation.

 

Director Stoller – motion, Director Brooks – second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

6.     Resolution 2011-17 – Amending Resolution 2011-12

 

The motion was made to approve Resolution 2011-17, to reset the Public Hearing to October 6, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. for the formation of LID #3.

 

Director Stoller – motion, Director Brooks – second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

 

I.       District Engineer – Phil Boyd:

 

1.     Project Status Report

 

A copy of this is at the District office.

 

2.     Task Order – Chilco East Design

 

Motion was made to approve Task Order 2011-10 in the amount of $80,600, for the design of the Chilco East project.

 

Director Stoller – motion, Director Brooks – second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

3.     Pressure Restructure - Avondale

 

Possible causes of the low pressure and high pressure spikes have been identified and the District is working on correcting.

 

4.     EID Chilco Service Area

 

The Environmental Information Document for the Chilco Service Area has been completed and was sent to DEQ on August 26, 2011.

 

 

J.      District Manager – Mike Galante

 

1.     Hwy 95/ITD Project

 

Mr. Galante announced that he had just gotten approval to move meters.  This project is moving forward.

 

 

 

 

2.     2011-2012 Budget Update

 

Revenue is below projected amounts. Mr. Galante handed out copies of the budget.  A meeting was set up with Mr. Galante, Director Omerso and Director Stoller at 10:00 a.m. on September 8 to discuss further.

 

3.     DEQ Chilco Planning Grant Acceptance

 

The Grant has been accepted and sent back to Boise.

 

4.     Bond Payment

 

Mr. Galante informed the Board the District’s payment for the Bond would be paid tomorrow.

 

 

K.      Board Members:

 

The Standard Form of Agreement between the District and S&L Underground, and the Notice to Proceed on Schedule A, were signed by the Board President and Secretary.

 

 

L.      Adjournment:

 

Motion made to adjourn meeting.

 

Director Stoller – motion, Director Omerso - second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

Meeting adjourned at 3:26 p.m.

 

 

 

 

                                                           

Alanna Brooks

Secretary