The City Council met in regular session on January 21, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
Mayor Lester presided
City employees present were Chief Drew, Attorney Green, Public Works Director Mager and City Administrator Kennedy.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the minutes of January 6th were approved as presented by Councilor Peterson, seconded by Councilor Grant. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
VISITORS: Christine Frei, CEDA discussed the newest RCDI training program, REV Up North Idaho, and wanted to see if the City is interested in participating and to see if anyone from the city would like to be on the CEDA board. CEDA would like to know by mid-February if we want to be part of broadband program or serve on the board.
POLICE AND ANIMAL CONTROL REPORT: The department had 102 calls for service and 17 cases written for December 2019. Andy Beene is back working for the department. Ryan Brown is still in application process.
PUBLIC WORKS: Public Works Director Mager stated they’ve worked on patching, culverts, drainage ditches and equipment repair. They’ve been working on the discharge permit for WWTP, sewer maintenance, rootx and cameras. They are waiting for the mag meter for Park Well and the generator so they can get the well up and running. He is ordering the parts for Myrtle Well. No work will start on it until Park Well is good to go. He talked to the golf course about their well house and they are working with DEQ as requested by the City. The department has ground out stumps from the tree removal in the parks and island. The pista grit is up and running. With the recent snow storm, they had three plow trucks with 1700 miles of plowing, the sander has 600 miles of sanding and they’ve put out almost a 100 ton of sanding material, all this year. The City has gone through four pallets of hay salt for parking lots and storefronts on Main Street along curb line that don’t see the sun.
Mager asked the Council if they would like him to create an ordinance that would prohibit shoving snow into the street. He has some people that clean out their driveways and shove the snow into the street. The Council agreed Mager could work on a draft.
CONSENT AGENDA: Councilor Peterson, seconded by Councilor Lane 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.
Brenda & Doug McRoberts d/b/a Camas Lanes
Idaho County Veterans Assn Inc d/b/a The Canteen
Jim’s Market Inc. d/b/a Cash & Carry Foods
Par Hawaii Inc d/b/a Cenex Zip Trip
CHS Inc d/b/a CHS Primeland
Cloninger’s Inc. d/b/a Cloninger’s Marketplace
GNDJI LLC d/b/a Depot Express
Pacific Park LLC d/b/a The Establishment
Susan K. Kutner d/b/a The Gallery Bistro
Grangeville Depot LLC d/b/a Grangeville Depot
BPOE #1825 Inc. d/b/a Grangeville Elks Lodge #1825
Grangeville Pizza Factory Inc d/b/a Grangeville Pizza Factory
LightenUp! LLC d/b/a Jungle Gym’s Indoor Play Center
J Perez LLC d/b/a Melting Pot Café
Ceressero Corp. d/b/a Palenque Mexican Restaurant
Tim & Iana Campbell d/b/a The Rib Guy & Gal
CandT LLC d/b/a Seasons Restaurant
J Perez d/b/a The Trails Restaurant & Lounge
Triangle Tavern LLC d/b/a Triangle Tavern
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Farris, Winkler, Canaday, Lane, Grant, Peterson. The motion passed.
BILLS: The bills, in the amount of $204,864.16 were approved and ordered paid out of their respective funds, on motion by Councilor Peterson, second by Councilor Winkler. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
TIMBER HARVEST UPDATE: Mayor Lester stated the City had approved to do some high line logging on the watershed; however Matt Engberg with Northwest Management, met Jesse Geis on site and Jesse felt he could do the logging, which saves the city money. He’ll start work in a few weeks on that area.
LAND PURCHASE BY SEWER PLANT: Mayor Lester stated there is property across the road from the sewer plant owned by Nathan and Braden Fugate. Lester and Attorney Green met with them last week to discuss options for purchase. The City needs the property as the City will have temperature requirements to comply with by 2038. One idea is to create a lazy river where the water meanders to cool down before discharging in the creek. Public Works Director Mager visited with the Fugates earlier as the City’s discharge pipe goes across their property and he had to take water samples. The Fugates were thinking about drilling a well this spring sometime and eventually would build a house. There is another property just past this property but it won’t work for the City’s needs. The City felt it was better to look at the property before any improvements were done. The property does have a shop building on it. The City needs to protect the sewer plant. The City will pay $85,000 and all closing costs. Councilor Grant stated the Fugates knew the City needed the property and there weren’t other properties that would work.
On motion by Councilor Winkler, second by Councilor Grant to approve the purchase of the new sewer property, roughly 5 acres from the Fugates for $85,000 plus all closing costs. ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Farris, Winkler, Canaday, Lane, Grant, Peterson. The motion passed.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: On motion by Councilor Peterson, second by Councilor Winkler to go into Executive Session according to Section 74-206 (c) To acquire an interest in real property. ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Canaday, Farris, Winkler, Lane, Grant, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed.
The Council returned to regular session. No action was taken.
The meeting adjourned at 7:30 P.M.
Wes Lester – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk