The City Council met in regular session on February 16, 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 February 1st were approved as presented by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Lester. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
VISITORS: Carolyn Haning requested permission to use Pioneer Park for the Camas Prairie Relay for Life on July 16, 2016. The event will be from 6pm to midnight. They will have an opening ceremony, guest speakers, dinner and entertainment. The closing ceremony will be at 11pm; they will be cleaned up and out of park by midnight. All events would be in the park and not in the street. Councilwoman Grant asked about walking on the unstable grass. Carolyn stated they plan to use the sidewalks for walking; however walking won’t be the main event. They plan to have music. Mayor Walker stated due to noise, music would be limited to 10pm. Councilman Peterson asked if the evening swim at the pool would be a problem. Carolyn felt it would be great to have the pool open. They wanted to try something different for the event. On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Winkler to allow the relay for life to use the City Park on July 16th from 6pm to midnight. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: The department had 27 cases written, 12 citations, 0 written warnings and 91 calls for service for January 2016. The Police and Animal Control Report for January 2016 was accepted on motion by Councilman Peterson second by Councilman Lane. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present. Chief Drew stated the officer position was filled by Randy Long, who previously worked for the county. The department had their first coffee with a cop as a community outreach
SURVEY: Councilman Lane stated the committee will have a news article in paper to highlight the survey and maybe radio ads. The survey should go out with the March bills. Councilman Lester suggested having Spring 2016 on it for future reference. On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to allow the committee to send out the survey that has been approved. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
BILLS: The bills in the amount of $249,916.78 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.
DONATION CHOCOLATE FANTASY: On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Grant to donate a family pool pass to Sts. Peter and Paul for Chocolate Fantasy. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
RESOLUTION GEM GRANT: The City is applying for a GEM grant to build a shop at Snowhaven and the resolution showing support is below.
RESOLUTION NO. 246
(Resolution No. 246 in its entirety on file in the City’s Resolution File)
The following resolution was introduced by Councilman Lester who moved for its adoption. Second by Councilman Winkler.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council hereby supports and endorses an Idaho Gem Grant application for the 2016 Snowhaven Project;
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Farris, Winkler, Lester, Lane, Grant, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed. Mayor Walker then declared Resolution No. 246 duly approved and adopted.
CATERING PERMIT: On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to approve the catering permit for The Gallery & Bistro on April 8, 2016 from 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm for the Central Idaho Arts Association Spring Art Show. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
WORKSHOP: A workshop was scheduled to discuss the CEDA Community Project program for February 29, 2016 at 6 pm.
The meeting adjourned at 8:05 P.M.
Bruce Walker – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk