North Kootenai Water District

Board Meeting Minutes

November 17, 2011



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

                                    Jack Hern, Director


       Staff Present:        Mike Galante, District Manager

                                    Necia Maiani, P.E., District Engineer

                                    Robin Potts, Accounts Specialist


       Excused:               Brian Werst, District Attorney


        Visitors:                None



B.    Consent Agenda:


1.   Minutes of 11/03/11 Board Meeting


Motion was made to the minutes in the Consent Agenda.


Director Stoller – motion, Director Omerso – second.

Motion approved unanimously.


2.   Financial Statements for October 2011


The Board discussed the way they would like to see future financial statements. Financial statements need to have a comparison for current year to last year and current year to budget. The motion was then made to approve the October Financial Statements.


Director Omerso – motion, Director Hern – second.

Motion approved unanimously.



C.      Oral Communications:





D.      Written Communications:





E.      Public Hearing – Carney Annexation

The Public Hearing was opened at 12:41 p.m.  No one was present nor were there any written communications. The Public Hearing closed at 12:42 p.m.



F.      Treasury Report – Jim Omerso


Director Omerso handed out his Treasury Report and reported that our current cash on hand is good due to the District just coming off its three best revenue months.



G.     Employee Matters:





H.     District Attorney – Brian Werst, excused:


Mr. Galante asked the Board to approve Resolution 2011-22 for the Carney annexation.


The motion was made to approve Resolution 2011-22 granting permission for the Carney annexation into the District.


Director Stoller – motion, Director Brooks – second.

Motion approved unanimously.



I.       District Engineer – Phil Boyd:


1.   Project Status Report


We are waiting for approval from MDM for their final pay request for the Avondale and Point Hayden Project.


The contractor has completed the punch list on Avondale Ph 2 & 3 Combined. The Board could see a pay request next meeting.


Tie-in on the Lancaster Project is happening today.  The contractor’s first pay request will be at the next Board meeting.


2.   Pay Requests/Change Orders


a.   DEQ Loan Reimbursement Request #1 for Chilco East LID #3


The motion was made to authorize the Loan Reimbursement Request #1 from DEQ in the amount of $16,071 for Chilco East LID #3 (DW1203)


Director Omerso – motion, Director Hern – second.

Motion approved unanimously.


b.   S&L Underground Pay Request – Avondale Ph 2


Work was not completed in time for this pay request.


3.               Lancaster Waterline – Alternate Route


A partial draft of the plans for the alternate route on Lancaster Road is being finished today. Waiting to see what will happen with the Turnipseed property before finishing.


4.   LID #3 Bidding Schedule


Bid openings will be on 11/30/11.



J.      District Manager – Mike Galante


1.   Hwy 95/ITD Project


Paving on Highway 95 has stopped this year due to temperatures. The District will continue working in the Utility Corridor as long as possible.  Scarsella Brothers has requested all utility companies be finished crossing Highway 95 and out of the Utility Corridor by March 2012.


2.   IDEQ Source Water Protection Grant


We are finished with the last fence and are submitting for final grant payment.


3.     LID #4 – IDEQ Loan Offer


Mr. Galante told the Board that we could be seeing this loan offer by the end of this week or the first of next.


A motion was made to accept the DEQ Loan offer for LID #4 in the amount of $440,000 for 30 years at .25% interest and to authorize President Crimmins to sign the loan documents.


Director Stoller – motion, Director Omerso – second.

Motion approved unanimously.


Mr. Galante then explained the need for sand for the Hayden Haven #2 Bed. This sand has to be retrieved from the Seattle area.  At this time, we do not have any employees that have driven long haul. Mr. Galante had previously spoken to Mr. Werst about rehiring Brad O’Connell for a temporary three days.  Mr. Galante had checked with the insurance company, as well.  Mr. O’Connell will be insurable during this time.


The motion was made to rehire Brad O’Connell on a temporary basis for driving our vehicle to pick-up sand.


Director Brooks – motion, Director Omerso – second.

Motion approved unanimously.



K.      Board Members:


1.   Executive Session


The motion was made to go into Executive Session at 1:46 p.m. per Idaho Code 672345-1B, to discuss personnel issues.


Roll Call Vote:

Ayes – Alanna Brooks, Jack Hern, Tom Crimmins, Jim Omerso and Shirley Stoller

Nays - None


The Board was out of Executive Session at 2:09 p.m.



L.      Adjournment:


Motion was made to adjourn the meeting.



Director Hern – motion, Director Omerso – second.

Motion approved unanimously.


Meeting adjourned at 2:10 p.m.







Alanna Brooks