The City Council met in regular session on August 20, 2012 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
Mayor Walker presided:
City employees present were Chief Drew, Public Works Director McFrederick, Attorney Green and Clerk Kennedy.
MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the minutes of the August 6th meeting were approved as presented by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Houger. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
VISITORS: Christy Facey asked permission to close West South 1st for the Grangeville Christian Church Round Up on September 16th from 7am-4pm. On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Houger to allow the Grangeville Christian to close West South 1st Street between Idaho and South A Street on September 16th from 7am-4pm. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
Kevin Asker explained that he’s getting ready to order the Disc Golf targets and he provided a copy of the updated Disc Golf map at the Lions Park. He wanted to point out that he will be starting work on the course which includes cutting some of the trees on the creek for target #3 to allow a 20’ width for the course and then he will be drilling holes for the targets.
Jeff Kutner felt Pine Street needed to be paved and that it was different than residential when it comes to the City’s policy that normally property owners would pay the first time. The Chamber, Anderson Aeromotive and Baker Truck are all willing to pay $5000.00 each; however not everyone can pay the $5000.00 up front. With a contract, they could pay over 2 years. Mayor Walker stated there are a lot of streets in town that are 60 years old that need work and the City doesn’t have the money to front the cost on a contract.
WWTP PROJECT UPDATE: Public Works Director McFrederick stated TML is working on the north wall footings, they have the conduit and filter boxes poured, and they are done with the majority of underground. TML Construction is doing a great job. McFrederick is hoping to have a change order for the sludge pump at the next meeting. He also updated the Council that the maximum block grant amount will probably be reduced from $500,000 to $350,000. Russ Fleming applied for and received reciprocity from California as a Level 3 operator in Idaho. Bob Klecha’s last day prior to retirement was August 17th.
On motion by Councilman Lorentz, second by Councilman Peterson to approve Pay Request #3 in the amount of $307,365.64 to TML Construction. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to approve Change Order #3 for the Automatic Transfer Switch in the amount of $19,234.19. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
BILLS: The bills in the amount of $843,039.17 were approved and ordered paid out of their respective funds, on motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Lorentz. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
ITEMS TO NOTE: 2012-13 Budget Hearing – September 4, 2012.
The meeting adjourned at 8:13 P.M.
Bruce Walker – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk