KPSD Board Meeting Minutes April 8, 2019


Written by Laura Dallas

April 8, 2019

Meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Board Chairman Jim Osman.  Other Board members present were Eric Paull, Bob Thurston, Larry Ellis and Cliff Sires.  Employees present were Tanner Weisgram, Cody Evans, Eric Hanson, Colleen Johnson, Mark Caldwell and Laura Dallas. Public present were Brett Converse, Phil McNearney, Dan Larson with 7B Engineering, Michael Huang, Murry Butler, Tim Thurston and Mark Johnson.


6:15 p.m.  Brett Converse, JUB
6:30 p.m.  Tim Thurston, 599 Whiskey Jack Road
6:45 p.m.  Michael Huang, Golden Dragon Restaurant

ADDITIONS TO AGENDA: Less than 48 hours. 

Minutes:  Minutes from March were approved as submitted.
Financial Statements:  Financials were approved as submitted. Will need to adjust Budget this year for the Restricted account #7792.  Work was done last Fiscal Year but wasn’t billed out until this year.
Maintenance Report:  Maintenance report was approved as submitted. I & I is down substantially over the last few months.  Ground was able to absorb the snow & ice better this year due to the colder temperatures.
IT Report:  IT report was approved as submitted.


  1. NPDES review: Last week the 1st round of testing the lake waters was attempted.  Water table was too low to obtain a viable sample.  DEQ meeting is set for Thursday, April 11th at 11 am.  There will be a pre-meeting at 10:30 am.  District needs to get some assurance at this meeting from DEQ regarding the needs of the District.  Location of meeting is JUB’s downtown office.  NPDES Master Plan is in full swing.  Starting projections at a 1 ½% growth rate. Lake study should have some results by the May meeting. 
  2. The McNearney Sewer Main Extension (SME) will run up McNearney Road ending at the boundary of McNearney Mill lot split. Motion to approve the SME was made by Bob and seconded by Cliff.  All in Favor.
  3. The District has not heard back from Lawson Tate as of this meeting. A letter was sent out to Mr. Tate regarding the unauthorized use at his property located at 310 Sixth Street, Ponderay.  Once contact has been made a discussion regarding how far back to bill him will need to take place.
  4. The District has not heard back from Will Beasley as of this meeting. A letter was sent out to Mr. Beasley regarding the unauthorized use at his property located at 550 Whiskey Jack Road, Sandpoint
  5. The Title Company has notified the District that the property at 1180 Fontaine, Recreational Living RV Park is no longer in escrow. Colleen to follow-up with the County for the roll back of funds that were turned over to the County. 



  1. Tim Thurston of 599 Whiskey Jack addressed the Board regarding what he felt was a misrepresentation of a quote that he was given for some work on his property. There was a difference of $151.87. After discussion regarding the events, Eric moved to waive the difference of $151.87.  Cliff seconded the motion.  All in favor. (Bob Thurston recused himself from this agenda item.)  Tim’s account is to be credited the amount.
  2. The Golden Dragon Restaurant located at 100 Tibbetts Drive reported that they had a water leak during the months that we use to calculate the ERs for billing purposes. Huang brought in his water reads.  The leak was only during a 3-month period.  The higher rate charge will be applicable for the January, February and March billing and then reduced for the rest of the year. Motion was made by Bob to approve the Leak Adjustment.  Seconded by Larry.  All in favor. 
  3. Motion to not read the resolution 03-2019 to Destroy Surplus Office Equipment was made by Eric and seconded by Larry. All in favor. Motion to approve the resolution 03-2019 was made by Bob and seconded by Larry. All in favor.
  4. Budget Meeting dates were set for 2019. The initial budget discussion will take place at the June Board Meeting.  A Budget Workshop will be scheduled for July 18th from 12noon to 2:00p.m.  The Public Hearing will be on August 26th at 5:30p.m.  All meetings will be at the District Office.  Calendar notifications will be sent out to the Board Members and employees that will be attending.
  5. Blue Cross of Idaho Group Voter Designation was declined. No action needs to be taken.
  6. Idaho State Insurance Fund Policy was noted. No action needs to be taken.
  7. The District has paid off the LID. A resolution for disposition of funds still being collected from patrons will need to be drawn up.  Funds to be dedicated to Capital Reserves.
  8. A discussion led by Colleen regarding the proper assignment of capacities and hook-ups when parcels are split. A form needs to be completed and signed by all parties and then recorded with the County.  This will assure that in years to come there will not be a dispute as to the number of capacities and hook-ups each of the lots received.  Bob moved to incorporate the use of the form and Larry seconded the motion.  All in favor.

APPLICATIONS and UPDATES:    The following were accepted:

  1. 424 Seven Sisters, Shop/Mudroom Application
  2. Happy Hour LLC, Commercial-Industrial Sewer Service Connection Request (An informational letter to be sent to Happy Hour regarding ER usage.)
    Larry moved to adjourn meeting.  Cliff seconded.  All in favor.

Adjourned at 7:00 p.m.

Signed: Laura Dallas, Clerk

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