The City Council met in regular session on April 4, 2017 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
Mayor Walker presided:
Councilmember absent: Wes Lester
City employees present were Chief Drew, Public Works Director McFrederick and Clerk Kennedy. Attorney Green absent.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the minutes of March 20th were approved as presented by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Winkler. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
VISITORS: Rachel Young, requested to have the 2017 Summer Concert series at Pioneer Park as sponsored by Grangeville Arts and the Chamber of Commerce. On motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Winkler to allow Grangeville Arts to have the 2017 Summer Concert series at Pioneer Park on July 13, 20, 27 and August 3. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
Sara Espeland provided an update on Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF). The Land Survey is complete, so now they can apply for grants to build the building. They have accepted assistance from CEDA for help on the project and are in the process of creating a strategic plan. They are gearing up for the road show to obtain support from surrounding communities and are currently updating their website.
Jeff Lindsley requested a designated handicap parking space in front of Main Street Square at 158 Main Street. The building is set up with a parking lot in the rear however it has steps coming down into the building. In the future, there could be a potential state agency that would like handicap parking out front. Jeff is currently doing improvements in the building to be better ADA compliant and he is asking so he’s better able to answer questions from future clients.
Councilman Peterson, member of the ADA Committee, explained the City recently went through an evaluation of ADA parking spaces. Peterson explained the required amount of handicap parking spaces is met on Main Street and he felt the City doesn’t need more spaces on Main Street at this time.
Jordan Zwygart, Millington Zwygart CPAs, presented the audit to those present. On motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilwoman Grant to accept the 2016 audit. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: The Planning and Zoning Minutes of March 28, 2017 were accepted on motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Lane. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
Kristin Hauger explained they have a desire to expand the school. They currently have preschool and kindergarten classes and want to further increase the grades offered up through 5th grade. They have had inquiries from the community to expand. Mayor Walker asked if they meet the requirements to expand and is the facility adequate. Kristin stated they do meet the necessary requirements, the building has classrooms with the space needed and they added a fenced playground. Councilman Lane asked if all the neighbors were notified. Clerk Kennedy stated all the notices were provided and no written correspondence or public hearing comments were received.
On motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Winkler to approve the conditional use application submitted by the Nazarene Church to expand their school to include 1st – 5th grade. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
CATERING PERMIT: On motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Winkler to approve the catering permit for The Gallery Bistro to cater for the Central Idaho Art Association Spring Show on May 3rd, 4pm-7pm at the Bicentennial Museum. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
BANNER REQUEST: On motion by Councilman Winkler, second by Councilman Peterson to allow Kristy Beckstead to hang a Banner April 17th – April 26th for Sexual Assault Awareness month in April as coordinated with the Hope Center. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
BEER LICENSE: On motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilwoman Farris to approve the beer license for Grangeville Border Days Inc. d/b/a Grangeville Border Days at the Grangeville Rodeo Grounds. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council.
The meeting adjourned at 8:07 P.M.
Bruce Walker – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk