City Council met in regular session on December 18, 2017 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
Mayor Walker presided:
City employees present were Chief Drew, Attorney Green and Clerk Kennedy. Public Works Director McFrederick was absent.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the minutes of December 5th were approved as presented by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Winkler. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
VISITOR: Terra Hill and Cathy Wassmuth with Grangeville Horizons were present to state Grangeville Horizons is against moving the pavilion out of the park. Cathy had contacted 10 people to see what they thought and they wanted the pavilion left there. They wanted the pavilion to be used for a heating area and a place to serve food for their Winter Magic event. The area is currently used as a picnic area and “stage” area. They felt the new band shell would not be handicap accessible. Councilman Lester stated the Council has all been told it will be at ground level, a multiple use building and handicap accessible. Terra didn’t feel the band shell would work as warming area.
Councilman Lane talked to Ellie Marek and she felt the pavilion could be modified to look nice with the band shell. He felt the pavilion should be left. Mayor Walker supported leaving it. If down the road it isn’t used, it could be torn down then.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: The department had 43 cases written, 19 citations, 4 written warning and 119 calls for service for November 2017. The Police and Animal Control Report was accepted on motion by Councilman Peterson second by Councilman Lane. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present. Officer Graham is off the FTO program and doing well.
BILLS: The bills, in the amount of $189,476.04 were approved and ordered paid out of their respective funds, on motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
KIDS KLUB PAY REQUEST #2: On motion by Councilwoman Grant, second by Councilman Peterson to approve Kids Klub Pay Request #2 for $65,246. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN REVISION: The Comprehensive Plan revision with CEDA will start in January. Clerk Kennedy plans to attend, however it is a good idea to have council representation too. Councilwoman Grant stated she was interested but would need to look at her calendar.
KLEIN TIMBER HARVEST: Mayor Walker explained the timber harvest for the Klein property was scaled back to make it comply with the trust agreement. The City will need to build our own approach. Councilman Winkler will meet with Matt Enberg, NMI, to figure that out. On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to approve the Klein property timber harvest contract with Northwest Management and Excell logging. ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Farris, Winkler, Lester, Lane, Grant, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed.
WATERSHED STAND 1: On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to approve the Forest Management Services Agreement with Northwest Management for timber harvest for Stand 1 on the watershed property. ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Farris, Winkler, Lester, Lane, Grant, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed.
The meeting adjourned at 7:55 P.M.
Bruce Walker – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk