The City Council met in special session on December 5, 2017 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
Mayor Walker presided:
Councilmembers absent: Amy Farris
City employees present were Chief Drew, Attorney Green, Public Works Director McFrederick and Clerk Kennedy.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the minutes of November 20th were approved as presented by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilwoman Grant. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: Scott Wasem, hill manager, was present to provide a Snowhaven Report. The t’s are on, food and drink ordered and the groomer moved up today. Snowhaven is ready as soon as there is snow. There is no snow in the forecast for next two weeks.
Scott has looked into purchasing security cameras; both wired and wireless. He would like to know the Council’s thoughts on security cameras. Councilman Peterson asked the cost. Scott stated he could get 3 wireless cameras for $300-$400 or he could get 10 cameras on a wired system for $200, but then you need to wire throughout the building. Councilman Lester asked what he was trying to accomplish. Is there a lot of theft? Scott replied that there haven’t been many incidents in the last few years. Councilman Lester felt cameras should be installed if a shop is built and suggested Scott research options over the next year so he’s prepared if that occurs.
On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Winkler to approve the wage schedule for Snowhaven as presented by Scott. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
The Fire Department Training Minutes of 11/13/17 and 11/27/17 and Executive Meeting of 11/27/17 were approved on motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Lane. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
OFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS: On motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilwoman Grant to accept the official election results as submitted by Idaho County and reflected below. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present. Those elected are Mayor Wes Lester and Councilors Dylan Canaday, Beryl Grant and Scott Winkler. There was a 42% voter turnout.
MAYOR: Total 010-012 013-014 Absentee
Grangeville 1-3 Grangeville 4-5
Wes Lester 344 133 124 87
Lance McColloch 236 96 81 59
Danny Tackett 121 57 38 26
John Viknius 1 0 0 1
Dylan Canaday 330 129 117 84
Dan Gautney 173 71 54 48
Beryl Grant 457 183 160 114
Todd McGeorge 195 82 61 52
Earl Musick 314 117 128 69
Scott Winkler 477 191 177 109
2018 COUNCIL MEETINGS: On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to adopt the 2018 Council Meeting Dates. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
RESOLUTION NO. 256
(Resolution No. 256 in its entirety on file in the City’s Resolution File)
The following resolution was introduced by Councilman Lester who moved for its adoption. Second by Councilman Lane.
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO FORMALLY ALLOWING ELECTED OFFICIALS THE OPTION OF HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE THROUGH THE CITY’S GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN.
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Winkler, Lester, Lane, Grant, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed. Mayor Walker then declared Resolution No. 256 duly approved and adopted.
ITEMS TO NOTE: Mayor Walker stated there is a JUB Water Study Scope and Buy-in fee workshop suggested for January. At the last meeting the Council talked about having them on separate days; he asked for the Council’s preference. Public Works Director McFrederick stated the combined meeting was to get the Council up to date and present the buy-in fees to the public later. Councilman Lester suggested having the buy-in workshop off location to allow more people to listen. After additional discussion, the Water Study Scope presentation will occur at 6pm on January 16th. The buy-in fee presentation will be set for a different date and location.
The meeting adjourned at 7:58 P.M.
Bruce Walker – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk