The City Council met in regular session on August 6, 2018 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers City Hall.
President Scott Winkler opened the meeting
Mayor Lester absent.
City employees present were Chief Drew, Public Works Maintenance Supervisor Mager, Public Works Director McFrederick, Attorney Green and Clerk Kennedy.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the minutes of July 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th were approved as presented by Councilor Peterson, second by Councilor Grant. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
VISITORS: Jade O’Brien owner of Jumpeez Inflatables, was present to ask for blanket permission to set her bouncy houses up for birthday parties in Pioneer and Lions parks and maybe the Farmer’s Market. She has a bouncy house rental company and they are big and don’t fit in most people’s yards. People have also asked for water slides but they are $3,000 so she may like to have an event at the park to raise money for them. It takes about 15 minutes to set up and they need electricity to run. She is willing to rent space at the parks. Councilor Grant asked if she was a Farmer’s Market member. Jade said no but she has been asked to be there. Councilor Grant was not in favor of allowing them for birthdays unless she came to the Council each time. President Winkler asked Attorney Green what the City’s code says. Attorney Green stated the City doesn’t allow businesses in the park without an exception and for a special situation. Councilor Peterson was concerned since she only requires 1 week notice for an event but the Council meetings are every 2 weeks. Councilor Grant was not in favor of blanket permission. If Jade is part of the farmer’s market umbrella then she could set up with them as part of the market if they want her to. Councilor Canaday asked about using a punch card system with a set number of punches per month. Councilor Farris responded it would not provide the City with notice. For birthday parties it was asked how Jade would keep non-birthday party kids from getting in the bouncy house. Jade responded she could stay at the party the whole time to monitor, but normally she rents it out and she just leaves. President Winkler stated the Council was not interested in doing a blanket approval at this time.
Fred Stevens, representing Reaching Men, stated they would like to have Jumpeez Inflatables at their event on August 11th from 4pm – 9m. They are providing a free community BBQ and Reaching Men would pay the rental and it would be open for all kids to participate for free. Councilor Grant stated in this situation she is ok with it being in the park because it’s for a specific date and it’s free to all. On motion by Councilor Peterson, second by Councilor Grant to allow Fred with Reaching Men to have Jumpeez Inflatables set up at Pioneer Park on August 11th from 4pm-9pm for a free community event. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: Public Works Report – Maintenance Supervisor Mager stated the department has worked on the following projects:
• Finished ditches at WWTP
• New curb and gutter on South B along with alley approach at Camas Prairie Insurance
• Replaced 200’ of concrete pipe with 200’ of C900 plastic pipe
• Painted yellow curbs in the business district and crosswalks around school
• Continued with regular maintenance including mowing, pool, locates, water leaks, sewer camera, patching and maintenance on equipment
On motion by Councilor Peterson, second by Councilor Farris to accept the Library Minutes of July 19, 2018. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
EQUITY BUY IN DEFERRED PAYMENT SCHEDULE FOR SUBDIVISIONS: Public Works Director McFrederick explained he had visited with Mayor Lester and one idea was to allow the developer to pay the 25% down and lock in the buy in rate for the future. Other options are to keep the code as is, or delete the 25% down requirement. McFrederick and Attorney Green asked the Council to provide direction for the ordinance revision.
Discussion on options occurred. Councilor Grant felt you shouldn’t lock into a future rate and the City shouldn’t subsidize the developer. Officer Williams suggested putting a time limit on a locked in rate. President Winkler stated he was in favor of deferring the buy in until the water is turned on or a building permit is applied for but he’s not sure on requiring 25% down. The Council asked that an ordinance be drafted removing the 25% down requirement for developers.
LIQUOR LICENSE TRANSFER: On motion by Councilor Grant, second by Councilor Peterson to approve the transfer of the Liquor license from Lick Creek Food Services Inc. d/b/a Oscar’s to Michael L. Ozmer d/b/a The Trails Restaurant & Lounge pending State approval. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
TENTATIVE BUDGET: On motion by Councilor Peterson, second by Councilor Lane to accept the 2018-19 Tentative Budget. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
SIDEWALK WAIVER: Public Works Maintenance Supervisor Mager recommended a waiver as the property has no sidewalks above them and they can’t meet ADA at the corner. On motion by Councilor Peterson, second by Councilor Canaday to grant an indefinite sidewalk waiver on Public Works recommendation to Jim McColloch, 722 N Idaho. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
AUDIT LETTER: On motion by Councilor Peterson, second by Councilor Grant to accept the audit engagement letter with Millington Zwygart for fiscal year ending 9/30/18 in the amount of $19,700. ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Canaday, Farris, Winkler, Lane, Grant, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed.
ITEMS TO NOTE: 2018-19 Budget Hearing September 4, 2018.
The meeting adjourned at 8:11 P.M.
Scott Winkler – President
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk