The City Council met in regular session on January 20, 2015 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
President Lester presided:
City employees present were Chief Drew, Public Works Director McFrederick, Administrative Assistant Wasem and Attorney Green. Clerk Kennedy absent.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the minutes of January 5th were approved as presented by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Winkler. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
VISITORS: Kevin Asker was present to give a final report on the Disc Golf Course. Total donations $16,066.95, total expenses $15,900.30. This leaves $166.65 in the account.
A lot of people use the Lions Park for various reasons, including people walking their dogs. Kevin would like to encourage people to clean up after their dog and have dog waste stations installed at the Lions Park. Most people currently using the park have their dogs on the east side of the creek. Kevin would be willing to pay for half the cost of the stations installed and suggested five stations. The catch is that the City ordinance would need to be changed allowing dogs in Lions Park only. It was suggested having discussion at the next Council meeting.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: The department had 27 cases written, 8 citations, 3 written warnings and 91 calls for service for December 2014. The Police and Animal Control Report for December 2014 was accepted on motion by Councilman Peterson second by Councilman Winkler. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
CONSENT AGENDA: Councilman Peterson, seconded by Councilman Winkler to accept the consent agenda as presented.
1. Approve the applications submitted by the following businesses for liquor
license, wine and/or beer license by the drink and/or by the package,
pending State approval.
Askers Thrift Inc. d/b/a Askers Harvest Foods
Brenda & Doug McRoberts d/b/a Camas Lanes
Jim’s Market Inc. d/b/a Cash & Carry Foods
Grangeville Depot LLC d/b/a Depot II
GNDJI LLC d/b/a Depot Express
Walle Enterprises LLC d/b/a The Establishment
Susan K. Kutner d/b/a The Gallery Bistro
BPOE #1825 Inc. d/b/a Grangeville Elks Lodge #1825
Grangeville Pizza Factory Inc d/b/a Grangeville Pizza Factory
Xie Quan Deng d/b/a Hong Fa
TPS Properties LLC d/b/a Oscars Restaurant
Ceressero Corp. d/b/a Palenque Mexican Restaurant
CHS Inc d/b/a CHS Primeland
CandT LLC d/b/a Seasons
Kimberly Ann Eliott d/b/a Triangle Tavern
The Twisted Cellar LLC d/b/a The Twisted Cellar
CHS Inc d/b/a Zip Trip #21
BILLS: The bills in the amount of $190,393.21 were approved and ordered paid out of their respective funds, on motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Winkler. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
PATROL VEHICLE: Chief Drew stated he would like to purchase a 2015 Chevy Tahoe using the state bid for $32,487.35. If purchasing without the state bid it would be $45,766.00. The amount budgeted was $40,440.00; $7,940.00 is the emergency/K9 equipment. On motion by Councilman Winkler, second by Councilman Peterson to authorize the purchase of the new patrol vehicle. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
SURPLUS: On motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Winkler to surplus the 2003 Tahoe and to authorize it be sold in police circles. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
WWTP PISTA GRIT SYSTEM: Public Works Director McFrederick stated the grit system at the headworks is shut down. The pump is not working and the screen is rotten. If the City continues as is, the grit will move further into the system which would affect our boats and new pumps. McFrederick asked to have it declared an emergency per state code and that it is a single source supplier as Smith & Loveless Inc. is the only supplier. McFrederick is asking for $78,372.00 to replace the pista grit headworks system.
On motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Winkler to declare a public emergency for public health for the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
On motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Winkler to allow the WWTP to purchase a Pista Grit System for $78,372.00. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
DONATION: Councilman Peterson made a motion, second by Councilman Winkler to donate a family pool pass to Chocolate Fantasy. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
ITEMS TO NOTE: The public hearing for the bulk water rate increase is February 2, 2015.
The meeting adjourned at 8:15 P.M.
Wes Lester – President
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk