KPSD Board Meeting Minutes May 9, 2022

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Written by Laura Dallas

May 9, 2022

BOARD MEETING was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Board Chairman Jim Osman.  Other Board members present were Eric Paull, Larry Ellis, and Cliff Sires.  Employees present were Tanner Weisgram, Colleen Johnson, and Daranee Mullaley Humrich.  Members of the public in attendance were Marc Bocciardi, Janelle Campasino, Jim Campasino, Abbie Davis, John McPherson, Steve Mulawka, Bob Anderson, Adam Mitton, Chrissy Mitton, and Jennifer Ekstrom.

INDIVIDUALS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD:

  • 6:15 pm           Brett Converse, JUB (Not in attendance)
  • 6:30 pm           The Cottages Homeowners Association                          
  • 6:45 pm           Bob Anderson-Leak Adjustment Request
  • 7:00 pm           Adam & Chrissy Mitton, 505 Oak Avenue, replat

ADDITIONS TO AGENDA: Less than 48 hours.

Application & Updates:  Single-Family Residence Sewer Service Connection, 102 Sprague Street

Jacob & Samantha Rookey.

Minutes:  Discussion on Minutes from April’s meeting were not completed. Board decided the minutes presented were from April’s meeting and just need the date corrected from March 14th to April 11th.

Financial Statements:  Financials as presented were approved.

Maintenance Report: The Maintenance Report was approved as submitted.

ADDITIONS TO AGENDA:

Eric moved to add Single-Family Residence Sewer Service Connection, 102 Sprague Street, Jacob & Samantha Rookey. Larry second. All in favor.

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Brett Converse from JUB was not in attendance.
  2. Set a date to review the final NUFF/Rate study information with FCS. Discussion on availability and time. Set May 19th for a deeper review of study findings with Eric and Jim. Set May 23rd at 5:00 PM for a larger overview of findings with full Board in a regular meeting.  Calendar invites and reminders will be sent out to board members.

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. The Cottages – Homeowners Association (CHA) regarding the timeline and placement of the offshore line. Introduction of members from Homeowners Association. Jim cites background and disclosures. Homeowners Association was planning to redo the lake access where The District wants to put in a lake outfall.  Suggested delay work to save money in having to tear up improvements and The District may be able to contribute something toward helping to improve the lake access.  A win-win situation for Cottages and District. Suggestions were discussed that as part of the project The District could help put in the infrastructure since The District will be running the pipe down there. Jim cites his financial and fiduciary relationship with the Homeowners Association. Jim is employed by Homeowner’s Association to do some mowing and occasional landscaping and spraying. Jim is not set to benefit financially from anything but disclosing this information.

CHA member asked for basic synopsis – Jim talks about a current permit to discharge into Boyer Slough. EPA’s desire to move The District’s discharge to Kootenai Point. Explained running pipe underground down to discharge point.  When The District lays pipe, there is the possibility that additional pipe for water draw for The Cottages could also be installed.

CHA members inquire about the possibility of putting in the infrastructure required for future pipe & electrical to irrigate the common park area. Want to explore the option of slop terraform to make it more user-friendly. Would like landing areas and a retaining wall. Discussion about wants for picnic tables, shaded structure, and kayak rack. Talk about a piece of roadway that used to be paved and is no longer paved. Hoping that the paving of Crooked Ear Court can be factored in. Discussion on erosion concerns, steep slope, past sink hole, and retaining wall issues. Tanner talks about the 8-10” pipeline, designing needs, engineering cost, and drafting up the easement. To move forward in the fall.

CHA member requested Jim attend their next meeting. Jim explains the need for easement and engineering. The District is responsible for the costs of the easement.

CHA member cites concern about giving The District an easement. Jim explains the cost of engineering on both sides.  The benefit of The District to have engineered.  The District’s current engineering is done by JUB Engineers.  The previous engineer for The Cottage was Sewell and work was done by Kootenai Excavators. The District would not be averse to having Sewell review JUB’s work. Tanner talks about the importance of needing an easement. Important for The Cottages to know what they are giving up. Typically legal would handle an easement. The next best step is easement work, what engineering looks like and take it to our next meeting in August (if not sooner). Have HO put the information out to our patrons and move forward from there.  Colleen talks about having Brett work with Brian, District legal counsel, for the easement. Jim talks about preliminary rendering and explains to CHA how to create.

CHA member asks about Plan B. Jim explains other options are a mechanical plant, buying into Sandpoint’s capacity plant, satellite treatment facility – all expensive options.

Jennifer Ekstrom of the Idaho Conservation League asked about the District’s current permit. Tanner explains the life of our permit. Jim talks about the water study presented to DEQ.

Tanner explains and talks about the typical easement. The District’s investments and costs of doing an easement. Discussion on not using an easement and releasing easement.

  1. Anderson’s Leak Adjustment request shop is located at 31466 Hwy 200, Ponderay. Bob Anderson is present for the request. Board reviewed the information. Cliff motioned for an approved refund (of $2,306.48) and adjustment back to 1 ER. Eric second the motion. All in favor.
  2. Mitton Property at 505 & 529 Oak Street -re-plat of 6 (six) current lots. Additional NUFF exception consideration. Adam Mitton explains lot line adjustments. Would like to pay for the 3 additional capacities but not hook up at this time. Eric moved to approve.  Cliff seconded the motion. Assign existing 3 NUFFS.  All in favor.
  3. NNA Helena, Lot Split, Assignment of 2 Capacities: Rivers/Liquid Property Group, LLC. 1 (one) Capacity to each lot. Approved
  4. Ponderay Plaza Apartments, Sewer Main Extension Agreement- Schweitzer and Triangle Drive. Approved and signed by Board. Deposits have been received.
  5. Hardship application revision: owners -vs- tenants. Discussion. Board does not want the amount of funds listed. Application to contain the wording “home is not a business”. No subletting. Must be a primary residence. Tenants can apply. Jim moved to make the change. Larry second the motion. All in favor.

Board wants The Cottages on agenda as a standing item for a few more months. 

APPLICATIONS and UPDATES: (ACTION)   All were accepted.

  1. Commercial-Industrial Sanitary Sewer Service Connection, 476534 Hwy 95, Simply Pho
  2. Commercial-Industrial Sanitary Sewer Service Connection, 31250 Hwy 200, Automotive Care
  3. Commercial-Industrial Sanitary Sewer Service Connection, 55 Emerald Drive, Pickle Ball Court
  4. Single-Family Residence Sewer Service Connection, NNA Roundhouse Circle, Gary Parson
  5. Update Usage Commercial Residential 6-plex, 301 W. 2nd Street, Kootenai, Luke Radonich-Additional ER
  6. See Additions to Agenda

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

Meeting adjourned at 7:38 pm

Signed:  Daranee Humrich

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