City Council met in regular session on March 20, 2017 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
Mayor Walker presided:
City employees present were Chief Drew, Attorney Green, Public Works Director and Deputy Clerk Wasem. Clerk Kennedy absent.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the minutes of March 6th were approved as presented by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Lane. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
VISITORS: Michelle Perdue and Jamie Everson requested use of Pioneer Park along Florence Street for the 2017 Farmers Market as follows:
• Saturdays from July 1st – September 16th from 7 am – 1pm
• During Summer Concert Series, July 13th, 20th, 27th and August 3rd, from 5pm – 8pm.
On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Winkler to approve Farmers Market on Saturdays, July 1st – September 16th, and Thursdays starting July 13th and three following Thursdays coinciding with Grangeville Arts, and July 1st pending information from the Library on Art in the Park.
Charlie Thompson was not present.
Bob Hafer was present to discuss groomer access for the Grangeville Sno-Drifters and Idaho County Groomer 25A. They are looking for an off road route for the 2017-18 snow season, to get from the Sno-Drifters property to Fish Creek, hopefully through the City’s property. The road is too hard on the tracks and not safe so they are looking for an alternate route. Mayor Walker explained the affected property is the Klein Memorial property donated to the City. Northwest Management manages the City’s watershed property. Clerk Kennedy is going to talk to Tera King and when the snow melts the council can walk or view the path to come up with a better solution.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: The department had 47 cases written, 19 citations, 0 written warnings and 119 calls for service for February 2017. The Police and Animal Control Report was accepted on motion by Councilman Peterson second by Councilman Winkler. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
BILLS: The bills in the amount of $358,179.06 were approved and ordered paid out of their respective funds, on motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
BUDGET HEARING: On motion by Councilman Peterson second by Councilman Winkler to set September 5, 2017 as the 2017-18 budget hearing. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
CATERING PERMIT: The Gallery Bistro submitted a permit to cater for the Central Idaho Arts Association Spring Show May 3, 2017 4:00 pm-7:00 pm. Chief Drew had not seen the catering permit and the council would like further information. It will be moved to the April 4th agenda.
SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS/BLUE RIBBONS: On motion by Councilwoman Grant, second by Councilman Winkler to allow Kristy Beckstead to place blue ribbons on the Main Street light poles for Sexual Assault Awareness month in April. There was a conflict with hanging the banner during the requested dates so the banner was not approved.
The meeting adjourned at 8:02 P.M.
Bruce Walker – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk