The City Council met in regular session on December 5, 2011 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
Mayor Walker presided:
Councilmember absent: none
City employees present were Attorney Green, Sgt. Beene and Clerk Kennedy. Chief Quantz absent.
MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the minutes of the November 21st meeting were approved as presented by Councilwoman DeHaas, second by Councilman Peterson. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
AGENDA AMENDMENT: none
VISITORS: Melisa Bryant, Ida-Lew Economic Development specialist was present to see if the City had projects that they were interested in. Ida-Lew’s focus is to expand and retain area businesses. Councilman Lester stated that right now the City is focused on the sewer plant. Ms. Bryant asked if the Council was interested in the airport. Mayor Walker stated the Council is interested in the airport but it is county owned. Ida-Lew is the City’s economic arm and Ms. Bryant can keep the City updated.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: The department had 40 cases written, 0 felony arrests, 10 misdemeanor arrests, 12 citations, 0 written warnings, 1311 service activities, 1 dogs and 0 cats handled. The Police and Animal Control Report for November 2011 was accepted on motion by Councilman Lester second by Councilman Houger. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
SMOKE FREE PARK/PLAYGROUND: Through lack of a motion, the Council did not choose to move forward with a smoke free park/playground.
AMENDED JOINT POWERS AGREEEMNT FOR II: Clerk Kennedy explained the City had already adopted the Joint Powers Agreement (JPA), however the Idaho Department of Insurance has requested that the JPA be merged with I-Athe Declaration of Trust, which changes the terminology and trustees’ legal duties were added. On motion by Councilman Lorentz, second by Councilman Lester to adopt the amended joint powers agreement for III-A. ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: DeHaas, Houger, Lester, Lorentz, Bentley, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed.
MAACO PAYMENT: On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to approve the payment to Maaco for painting a police vehicle in the amount of $750.00. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
KIWANIS PROCLOMATION NAMING FEBRUARY 2012 AS KIWANIS CHILDREN’S CANCER CURE MONTH: On motion by Councilwoman DeHaas, second by Councilman Lester to adopt the proclamation as read by Mayor Walker. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
RESIGNATION POLICE CHIEF: The City received a letter of resignation from Chief Quantz with a last day of December 12th. Councilman Lorentz made a motion, second by Councilman Peterson to accept the resignation of Chief Quantz. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
APPOINTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR: Mayor Walker explained that the personnel committee met over the last couple months to review applications for the PW Director and interviewed four applicants. Mayor Walker appointed Jeff McFrederick as Public Works Director for the City of Grangeville. On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Lorentz to accept the appointment of Jeff McFrederick as Public Works Director. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: EXECUTIVE SESSION: On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to go into Executive Session according to Section 67-2345 (b) personnel. ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: DeHaas, Houger, Lester, Lorentz, Bentley, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed.
The Council returned to regular session. No action was taken.
The meeting adjourned at 8:56 P.M.
Bruce Walker – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk