The City Council met in regular session on May 4, 2015 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
Mayor Walker presided:
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 the April 20th meeting were approved as presented by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilwoman Grant. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
PUBLIC HEARING: ANNEXATION REQUEST BY MORGAN AND TAMMY DREW
No public comments were made. The City Attorney will draw up an annexation ordinance for the next meeting.
AMENDMENT: On motion by Councilman Lane, second by Councilman Peterson to include the information on Idaho Rural Partnership Community Review program because it came in this afternoon. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
VISITORS: Matt Dame, Inland Cellular, would like to do a “Don’t text and drive campaign”. They would like to use the law enforcement logo on their 20”x30” stickers on sidewalks. They have partnered with the organization “To stay alive for me”; there is a video from a couple in Moscow who lost their child to texting while driving. They would like to have three stickers in town. The sticker meets the no-skid regulations. It can be rained and walked on and it will be maintained by an Inland Cellular during the 6-8 week campaign and removed when the campaign is over. The kids would look at hashtag to see the video and information on their phones. They would like to place it by the Blue Fox (Chris isn’t keen at this time), Crema Café, the school and a grocery store. On motion by Councilwoman Dumas, second by Councilman Winkler to approve the request by Matt Dame and Inland Cellular to go ahead with the project and allow use of Grangeville police logo. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: The Planning and Zoning Minutes of April 28, 2015 were accepted on motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Lester. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
On motion by Councilman Winkler, second by Councilman Peterson to grant the conditional use application submitted by Grangeville Church of the Nazarene to operate a half-day preschool and half-day kindergarten with the possibility of a daycare/afterschool program. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
The Recreation Committee met with the pool manager Ciarra Benton and Clerk Kennedy to discuss the upcoming season. The City has 10 returning guards (5 full-time/5 part-time) and may hire one substitute guard. The pool will tentatively open June 6th.
SPRING CLEAN UP: On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilwoman Grant to set May 18th–22nd as spring cleanup week. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
LIQUOR LICENSE TRANSFER: On motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Winkler to approve the liquor license transfer of TPS Properties LLC d/b/a Oscar’s Restaurant to Lick Creek Food Services Inc. d/b/a Oscar’s. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
IDAHO RURAL PARTNERSHIP COMMUNITY REVIEW PROGRAM: Mayor Walker explained the cost is about $20,000. The City should come up with between $1,000-$3,000 and then the partnership would go around to businesses and corporations to come up with rest of the funding. Councilwoman Dumas felt it was something the City should look at and budget for. Those Cities that have participated were pretty enthused at the results. It would put the city in a sweet place to be able to apply for financial help. Councilwoman Grant asked if it could be placed on the next agenda to discuss. She felt it was a great plan but she concerned about who will donate. Councilman Lane felt it should be put on a later agenda. Clerk Kennedy will find out when the application is due.
The meeting adjourned at 8:05 P.M.
Bruce Walker – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk