North Kootenai Water District

Board Meeting Minutes

September 15, 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

                                    Phil Boyd, District Engineer

                                    Robin Potts, Accounts Specialist

 

       Excused:               Jack Hern, Director

                                    Brian Werst, District Attorney

 

       Visitors:                 None

 

 

B.    Consent Agenda:

 

1.     Minutes of 09/01/11 Board Meeting

 

2.     August 2011 Financial Statements

 

Motion was made to accept 09/01/11 Minutes and the August 2011 Financial Statements.

 

Director Stoller – motion, Director Omerso – second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

 

C.      Oral Communications:

 

None.

 

 

D.      Written Communications:

 

1.     Mr. Galante reported that the quarterly update to DEQ regarding SEP had been sent.

 

2.     A letter was sent from Mr. Galante to the existing Chilco residents regarding the EID and the possible line extension that is being planned for this area.

 

 

E.      Public Hearing – 2011/2012 Fiscal Year Budget

 

The public hearing for the 2011/2012 Fiscal Year Budget was opened at 12:34 p.m. With no one present and no written comments, the public hearing closed at 12:35 p.m.

 

 

 

F.      Treasury Report: 

 

Director Omerso presented the Treasury Report.  The report showed funds were up slightly from last year.

 

 

G.     Employee Matters:

 

None.

 

 

H.     District Attorney – Brian Werst (Presented by Mike Galante):

 

1.     Budget Resolution

 

The motion was made to approve Resolution #2011-18 the 2011/2012 Budget.

 

Director Stoller – motion, Director Omerso – second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

 

2.     LID #3 Resolution - Resetting Time and Location for Public Hearing

 

The Public Hearing for the annexation of the Chilco East residents into the District will be on October 6 at 2:30 pm at the City of Hayden Lake’s City Hall.

Motion was made to adopt Resolution 2011-19, amending Resolution 2011-17, to reset the time and location for the Public Hearing for LID #3, commonly known as the Chilco East annexation.

Director Stoller – motion, Director Omerso – second. 

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

 

3.     LID #4 Resolution – Resetting Time and Location for Public Hearing

 

The Public Hearing for the annexation of the Chilco West residents into the District will be on October 6 at 4:30 pm at the City of Hayden Lake’s City Hall.

Motion was made to adopt Resolution 2011-20, amending Resolution 2011-16, to reset the time and location for the Public Hearing for LID #4, commonly known as the Chilco West annexation.

Director Stoller – motion, Director Omerso – 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.     Avondale – Pressure Restructure

 

Mr. Boyd gave an update on information that had been obtained during recent field tests in efforts to correct pressure problems in the area.

 

 

3.     Chilco – Extension 2

 

Topographical data has been received and this project is moving forward.

 

 

4.     Lancaster Main Water Line

 

This project will begin in Spring 2012.

 

 

5.     Pay Requests/Change Orders

 

Motion was made to approve Pay Request to Terra Underground for the Chilco Booster Station in the amount of $11,879.75. This represents 55% of the contract.

 

Director Omerso – motion, Director Stoller – second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

 

J.      District Manager – Mike Galante

 

Motion was made to allow Mr. Galante to buy Pressure Reducing Valves (PRV’s) for the Rimrock area at a cost of $3,100.

 

Director Omerso – motion, Director Brooks – second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

 

United Crown Pump & Drilling have been working with Mr. Galante on the replacement pump for Lancaster Well #3.

 

Motion was made to authorize Mr. Galante to purchase a Gould Pump at a cost of $39,777.

 

Director Stoller – motion, Director Omerso – second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

 

1.     Hwy 95/ITD Project

 

The project is moving along rapidly. Scarsella Brothers will begin moving services on Friday and Monday. They will begin putting pipe in next week.

 

 

2.     Chilco Booster Station

 

This is scheduled to go online as of Wednesday of next week.

 

 

3.     Twin Lakes – Lake Line Replacement

 

We received the wrong pipe. The new pipe is in route.

 


 

4.     CBPOA

 

The Property Owners Association is sending a newsletter to the Carlin Bay residents regarding a meeting that is scheduled for October 5th at 6 p.m.  They will vote on annexing into the District.

 

 

5.     Gozzer Ranch – Reuse Permit Renewal

 

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) advised Mr. Galante that the Reuse Permit for Gozzer is up for renewal.  This is a 5-year permit. An October meeting has been scheduled for discussion.

 

 

K.      Board Members:

 

None.

 

 

L.      Adjournment:

 

Motion made to adjourn meeting.

 

Director Stoller – motion, Director Omerso - second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

Meeting adjourned at 2:53 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                           

Alanna Brooks

Secretary