The City Council met in regular session on October 21, 2013 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
Mayor Walker presided:
City employees present were Chief Drew, Public Works Director McFrederick, Attorney Green and Clerk Kennedy.
MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the minutes of the October 7th meeting were approved as presented by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilwoman Grant. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
VISITORS: Tera King with Northwest Management was present to provide an annual update. The Timber Sale is pretty much done. The final seedlings were planted last week; the holdback was $7,747.29 less the final bill of planting. The Slash Compliance needs to be done by Idaho Department of Lands. When that is done, a check will be sent for approximately $5,000.00. The fuel break on the north boundary looks really good. Most of the piles along the roads have burned. Idaho Forest Group recently put in a spur road that connects the upper and lower section. Right now they are using the straight jeep trail as the new spur is too steep with the switchbacks. They will either make the new route a haulable route or take it out and re-vegetate. They will also fix the jeep trail when they are done. The value of the few trees they removed to build the road will be provided to the City when IFG’s project is complete.
WWTP PHASE II UPDATE: Public Works Director McFrederick stated the contractor will be pouring concrete all week. The compost area is fenced off and a sign posted. On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to approve Pay Request #3 to Shannon Industrial for $183,758.50. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
BILLS: The bills in the amount of $484,720.14 were approved and ordered paid out of their respective funds, on motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilwoman Grant. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
WRITE OFFS/NON-COLLECTIBLE UTILITY ACCOUNTS: On motion by Councilman Lorentz, second by Councilman Peterson to approve the write off list in the amount of $2,384.40. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
SEWER LINE REPLACEMENT PROJECT PAY REQUEST #1: Public Works Director McFrederick stated the contractor has air tested the area they have completed and they are waiting for a camera to TV the lines in hopes to have them paved before Thanksgiving. The flows at the plant have decreased since the area was replaced by bowling alley. Infiltration at that man hole was major. Western Construction is doing a good job although they are a little behind schedule. On motion by Councilman Houger, second by Councilman Lester to approve Western Construction Pay Request #1 in the amount of $94,319.80. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
STORM WATER DISCHARGE LICENSE: Attorney Green explained on the F Street extension, the storm water extends on to W&H Properties. W&H Properties are providing a license for the storm water discharge onto their property. On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson for the City to sign the Discharge License with W&H Properties for the property as listed. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
AUDIT AGREEMENT: Councilman Lorentz made a motion, second by Councilman Peterson to authorize the clerk to sign the audit agreement with Gibbons, Scott & Dean for FY 12-13. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
The meeting adjourned at 8:00 P.M.
Bruce Walker – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk