The City Council met in regular session on December 1, 2014 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.
MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the minutes of the November 17th meeting were approved by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Winkler. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: The Snowhaven Minutes of November 6, 2014 were accepted on motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilwoman Grant. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present. Scott Wasem would like the Council to get together next summer to have a tour and get a game plan going for the hill.
IDA-LEW UPDATE: Councilman Dumas provided an update on Ida-Lew. Melisa has been staying very busy with all her contacts and working on projects.
BULK WATER RATES: Public Works Director McFrederick provided information on the Fleet220 system. It doesn’t require software, keeps track of up to 200 users and is about $4500.00. The user enters a pin and the valve opens and they can fill the tank. He felt he could do the concrete pad and everything for under $10,000. In the last 2 years we’ve sold 340,000 gallons of water but only collected $1,126.09. Looking at the list, the City knows not everyone writes their names down. McFrederick felt it would take 3.5 to 4 years to pay off the system based on an estimate of what we’ve billed in the past.
On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Winkler to have public works install a bulk water selling station at the shop. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
McFrederick stated the grit pump and separator screen at the WWTP is shot. He is hoping to have the pump rebuilt but more information should be forthcoming.
DONATION: On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to approve a family pool pass for Festival of Trees. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
CATERING PERMIT: On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Winkler to approve the catering permit for Grangeville Country Club for the Festival of Trees function on December 6, 2014. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
The meeting adjourned at 8:32 P.M.
Bruce Walker – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk