The City Council met in regular session on February 6, 2012 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
Mayor Walker presided:
City employees present were Attorney Green, Public Works Director McFrederick, Chief Drew and Clerk Kennedy.
MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the minutes of the January 17th meeting were approved as presented by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: The department had 35 cases written, 8 citations, 1 written warning, 104 calls for service, 7 dogs and 2 cats handled. The Police and Animal Control Report for January 2012 was accepted on motion by Councilman Lester second by Councilman Peterson. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
STOP SCRIPT GRANT: Chief Drew explained that due to lack of manpower and a shortfall of $12,000 that was discovered in the grant budget for the second year, he has canceled the grant with the funding agency. The Chief approved payment of $1,500.00 to the grant writer for the time she put into writing the grant.
WATER BOND REFUNDING: Clerk Kennedy reported that the water bond refunding was successful. The Net Interest cost is 3.433% compared to the original bond at 4.947% with a total savings over the remaining life of the bond $290,897.61.
TIGER VAN SALE: Mayor Walker explained April 5th is the date the City can sell the van according to the federal surplus program, as the City is required to have the vehicle for one year. Due to its specific nature, he would like to have the City try to sell the van without advertising in the Idaho County Free Press. Councilman Lester made a motion, second by Councilman Peterson to waive the procedure on surplus vehicles for the tiger van and not have to advertise in the local paper. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
DISCUSSION ON SELLING POLICE VEHICLE IN POLICE CIRCLES: Chief Drew had a couple vehicles he’d like to sell as police vehicles rather than remove all the police equipment. On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Bentley to allow the police department to surplus the 2003 Impala and 2003 Crown Victoria and sell in police circles rather than advertise in the Free Press as they may sell better. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present. Mayor Walker stated he is very happy with the progress being made on the vehicles in the last couple months.
CHOCOLATE FANTASY DONATION: On motion by Councilman Houger, second by Councilman Peterson to donate a family season pool pass for Chocolate Fantasy. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
WALTER M. STEED PAY REQUEST #5: On motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Houger to pay Fund Request #5, $2450.00, to Walter M. Steed & Associates. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
The meeting adjourned at 7:50 P.M.
Bruce Walker – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk