North Kootenai Water District

Board Meeting Minutes

October 20, 2011

 

 

A.      Call to Order/Roll Call:

 

       Meeting called to order at 12:32 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

                                    Laura McAloon, District Attorney

                                    Necia Maiani, District Engineer

      

        Visitors:                Candi Brisson

                                    Ryan Fobes, IFG

                                    Gary Creagle

                                    Randy Smith

 

        Excused:               Jack Hern, Director

                                   

 

B.    Consent Agenda:

 

1.     Minutes of 10/6/11 Board Meeting and 10/14/11 Special Board Meeting

 

Motion was made to accept 10/6/11 and 10/14/11 minutes.

 

Director Stoller – motion, Director Omerso – second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

 

C.      Oral Communications:

 

None.

 

 

D.      Written Communications:

 

None.

 

 

E.      Treasury Report – Jim Omerso

 

The monthly treasury report as given by Treasurer, Jim Omerso showed water revenue up 1.2% over this time last year and sewer revenue down 8%.  The complete report is on file at the District office.

 

 

F.      Employee Matters:

 

The employees submitted letters to the Board requesting a reconsideration of the COLA allowance.

 

The motion was made to approve a 1.5% COLA retroactive to 10/01/11.

 

Director Stoller – motion, Director Omerso – second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

 

G.     District Attorney – Laura McAloon:

 

1.     LID Questions

 

No questions on LID #3 or #4. Discussion of adding assessments to properties that would receive a direct benefit by the pipeline. Curt Carney has two such parcels and has submitted a petition for annexation.  Mr. Carney has requested that these two additional parcels, along with an extra LID assessment, be included for District Board consideration.

 

The motion was made to set a Public Hearing for annexation of Curt Carney’s property into the District on 11/17/11 at 12:30 p.m.

 

Director Stoller – motion, Director Omerso – second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

The motion was made to approve a variation of the line extension of property ‘20’.

 

Director Stoller – motion, Director Omerso – second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

 

2.     LID #3 – Board Action/DEQ Loan Acceptance

 

After discussion, the motion was made to accept the funding of the LID #3 loan from DEQ for up to $400,000 at .25% interest for 30 years.

 

Director Stoller – motion, Director Omerso – second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

3.     Ordinance 2011-02 Formation of LID #4

 

The motion was made to adopt Ordinance 2011-02 to form LID #4 also known as Chilco West

 

Director Stoller – motion, Director Omerso – second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

 

H.      District Engineer – Necia Maiani:

 

1.     Project Status Report

 

We are currently waiting for close-out documentation from MDM prior to processing the retainage release, final payment and contract close-out on the Avondale and Point Hayden waterline replacement.

 

      CDA Paving to do work Tuesday on Avondale Phase 2.

 

Lancaster Waterline – Clarifying jurisdiction for City of Hayden/Lakes Highway District.  Meeting Monday with Eric of LHD.  Letter to go out to property owners to inform them of project.

 

Chilco Waterline – Welch Comer redrafting letter to ITD regarding their role in construction  inspection of the new Chilco waterline along the Highway 95 corridor.

 

Chilco Booster – Investigating pump operation problems with air locking.

 

2.     Pay Request/Change Orders

 

Motion was made to approve Change Order #1 for Chilco Booster Station improvements in the amount of - $1603.88 to Terra Underground, LLC and to approve Pay Request #3 in the amount of $16,711.29 to Terra Underground, LLC representing 89% of project completion.

 

Director Stoller – motion, Director Omerso – second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

3.     Notice to Proceed for L&L Cargile, Inc. – Lancaster Road

 

Motion was made to direct President Crimmins to sign the contract and Notice to Proceed with L&L Cargile, Inc. for the Lancaster Transmission Line project.

 

Director Stoller – motion, Director Omerso – second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

 

I.       District Manager – Mike Galante

 

1.     Hwy 95/ITD Project

 

Scarsella will have 2500’ of utility corridor ready by next Monday for installation of 8” North Kootenai water main.

 

2.     Twin Lakes – Lake Line Replacement

 

This project is still underway.  Project completion is scheduled for 10/21/11.

 

3.     Gozzer Ranch – Wastewater Permit Renewal

 

A draft permit was sent to DEQ for initial review. Engineers from Boise will be touring the plant on 10/31/11.

 

4.     ZolMedia Website Proposal

 

The motion was made to authorize Mr. Galante to hire Zolmedia.com to revamp the District’s website at a cost of $5,985.

 

Director Stoller – motion, Director Omerso – second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

5.     Light Tower Lease

 

Mr. Galante is to bring an estimated cost for a light tower and lease agreement to the next Board meeting.

 

Mr. Galante announced that ICRMP may be willing to pay $123,748.09 for the restoration of Lancaster Road.

 

 

 

 

J.      Board Members:

 

None.

 

 

K.      Adjournment:

 

Motion was made to adjourn meeting.

 

Director Stoller – motion, Director Omerso – second.

Motion approved unanimously by those present.

 

Meeting adjourned at 3:40 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                           

Alanna Brooks

Secretary