The City Council met in regular session on February 1, 2016 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
Mayor Walker presided:
City employees present were Chief Drew, Public Works Director McFrederick, Clerk Kennedy and Attorney Green.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the minutes of January 19th were approved as presented by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilwoman Grant. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
VISITORS: Lynda Fox was present to introduce herself as the EMT liaison. They plan to set down a helicopter on March 5th for the Annual Spring Fling around 10:00 a.m. and liftoff around noon.
Lynda explained continuing education is required to keep EMT certifications. An advanced EMT needs about 56 credits. To get them in the correct areas, it could take about 100 hours, so they have two years to complete the necessary credits. The EMTs have put on the Spring Fling for 31 years. They expect 200-250 people from all Idaho borders, to Spokane and Oregon. The landing of the helicopter is done in a controlled environment which makes it easier to learn. This is the only fundraiser for the EMTs needs. After expenses are met they use the funds to purchase needed equipment.
1Lt James Anderson, Idaho Army National Guard, was present to request a lot line adjustment at the Armory. He is the Planning and Programming Branch Chief and is in charge of all real estate action. They had a project coming up on site in Grangeville. Chip Bowers did the preliminary survey. The City has ½ vested interest in the property. Anderson is asking the City to shift the legal description so it sits directly over the armory building from street to curb. All funding would be covered by the Military Division. As a state, there is a plan over the next 30-40 years, to combine armories within the state into readiness centers. Grangeville may get wrapped up in Lewiston or Moscow in the future. If that happens, the City would get the property back. There was discussion that the City may have released their ½ interest as discussed in the January 5, 2009 minutes.
Mayor Walker suggested, and the council agreed, to include that area of the sidewalk and steps along the front of the building in the new description so that area is part of Armory property. The State will get all the deeds, survey and paperwork done and re-present it to the City.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: The Fire Department Minutes from 1/4/16, 1/11/16 and 1/25/16 were accepted on motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Lester. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
ITEMS TO NOTE:
The meeting adjourned at 8:06 P.M.
Bruce Walker – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk