Board Meeting Minutes November 14, 2022


Written by Laura Dallas

November 14, 2022

BOARD MEETING was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Board Chairman Jim Osman. Other Board members present were Eric Paull, Bob Thurston, Cliff Sires and Larry Ellis. Employees present were Colleen Johnson, and Laura Dallas.  Public in attendance was Brett Converse, Jennifer Ekstrom, and Grant Nixon.  Brian Werst, District Legal Counsel, was present via Zoom.


  • 6:15 pm          Brett Converse with JUB
  • 6:30 pm          Grant Nixon, Ponderay Carwash
  • 6:45 pm          Brian Werst, Legal Counsel


ADDITIONS TO AGENDA: Less than 48 hours prior to meeting

            Holiday Luncheon added to agenda. (ACTION)

Minutes:  Minutes of the October meeting were approved as presented.

Financial Statements:  Financials as presented were approved.

Maintenance Report:  Maintenance Report was approved as submitted.


  1. Brett Converse, JUB regarding NPDES Permit, Grant options, Lake Study: Brett has been working with Tanner for prepping for the permit renewal.  The Board reviewed the Letter from DEQ dated October 14, 2022, regarding the summary of Water Quality Assessment Study that was completed by KPSD. The response from DEQ was not favorable for lake outfall. Brett and Tanner scheduling a meeting with DEQ and the limnologist, Darren Brandt to discuss more favorable options.
  2. The water usage from the last several months for property located at 30340 HWY 200 was reviewed. Bob moved to adjust the billing ERs from 1.66 to 1.00.  Eric seconded the motion.  All in favor.
  3. The KPSD Wastewater Rate and New User Facility Fee Study Final report dated October 2022 was presented for final review. There were no questions from the Board.
  4. Grant Nixon addressed the Board for an extension of purchasing the required additional NUFFs. He suggested purchasing 3 at this time with payments and interest being paid over the next several months.  Bob moved for an agreement to be drawn up and Cliff seconded the motion. A final agreement will need to be drawn up and signed.  Colleen will work with legal to finalize.
  5. There was a new Agency Review Request submitted by the City of Ponderay. The Fontaine Apartments at 1050 Fontaine will be changing from 4 buildings to 3 buildings reducing the number of apartments.  KPSD had no comments.



  1. Motion by Bob to add the Holiday Luncheon to the agenda and Eric seconded the motion. All in favor.  The Board and Employee Luncheon will be on Thursday, December 15th.  The office will close between 12pm and 2pm for the luncheon.
  2. The Meadowbrook Sewer Main Extension Application and Agreement was approved and signed. This is the subdivision between Starr Lane and McNearney for 63 residential lots being built by Big Creek Land Company.  The $10,000.00 Administrative Close-out Deposit was paid on 11/1/22.  Cliff moved to accept, and Larry seconded the motion.  All in favor.
  3. Assignment of Sewer Capacities/Hookups for the Robinson & Mumey property at 800 Kootenai Cutoff, for recording. Motion to accept assignment by Cliff, seconded by Larry. All in favor.  Document to be recorded on properties.
  4. Leak adjustment paperwork was presented for the Arrow Construction Supplies located at 1000 Kootenai Cutoff Drive. Larry moved to approve the leak adjustment and Cliff seconded the motion.  All in favor.



  1. Single-Family Residence Sewer Service Connection, (477) Correct address is 744 Ponder Point Drive, Idagon Homes
  2. Single-Family Residence Sewer Service Connection, 302 Humbird Street, Kootenai, Greg & Priscilla Shults
  3. Commercial-Industrial Sewer Service Connection, 30640 Hwy 200, Chainbreaker Collective Church
  4. Commercial-Industrial Sewer Service Connection, 50 Carnelian Avenue, 8-unit apartment, Idagon Homes

FYI: Tanner approved:

Memorandum of Agreement for lateral replacement, 287 Birch Avenue, recorded 10/19/22

EXECUTIVE SESSION: §72-206(1) (c): To acquire an interest in real property not owned by a public agency.

Call Special Meeting Session to Order at 6:35 pm by Board Chairman Jim Osman.

Motion to go into Executive Session by Cliff and Seconded by Larry.

  Roll Call:  Eric – Yes, Bob – Yes, Jim – Yes, Larry – Yes, Cliff _ Yes

Motion to come out of Executive Session by Eric and Seconded by Bob.

  Roll Call:  Eric – Yes, Bob – Yes, Jim – Yes, Larry – Yes, Cliff _ Yes

Decision to take no action at this time moved by Bob and seconded by Eric.

  Roll Call:  Eric – Yes, Bob – Yes, Jim – Yes, Larry – Yes, Cliff _ Yes

Cliff moved to adjourn the meeting.  Larry seconded the motion.  All in favor.

Meeting adjourned at 7:10 pm.

Signed:  Laura Dallas

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