he City Council met in regular session on February 4, 2013 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
Mayor Walker presided:
Councilmembers absent: Beryl Grant
City employees present were Chief Drew, Attorney Green, Public Works Director McFrederick and Clerk Kennedy.
MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the minutes of the January 22nd meeting were approved as presented by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Lester. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: The department had 42 cases written, 14 citations, 5 written warnings and 110 calls for service for December 2012 and the department had 50 cases written, 22 citations, 3 written warnings and 120 calls for service for January 2013. The Police and Animal Control Reports for December 2012 and January 2013 were accepted on motion by Councilman Peterson second by Councilman Houger. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present. Chief Drew reported that he had passed all his POST tests.
POE RETAINAGE: On motion by Councilman Lorentz, second by Councilman Peterson to release the Poe Asphalt retainage on the chip seal project in the amount of $6,895.00. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
LIMITED H PROFICIENCY (LEP) PLAN:ENGLIS Clerk Kennedy explained the LEP Plan is required for those agencies that receive federal funds. Kennedy used information from the 2010 Census to determine no citizens currently fall into the limited English proficiency guidelines. By adopting the plan, the City will have a procedure in place for the future.
RESOLUTION NO. 232
(Resolution No. 232 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 Peterson.
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO FORMALLY ADOPTING THE CITY OF GRANGEVILLE LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY PLAN.
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Dumas, Houger, Lester, Lorentz, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed. Mayor Walker then declared Resolution No. 192 duly approved and adopted.
FIRST TERRITORIAL CAPITOL OF IDAHO REVITALIZATION DONATION REQUEST: The City received a request for a donation toward the project; however no motion was made to contribute funds.
BUILDING INSPECTOR: Mayor Walker explained that due to health reasons, Steve Meshishnek submitted a letter of resignation as the City building inspector. Councilman Lester made a motion, second by Councilman Lorentz to accept Steve Meshishnek’s resignation as the city building inspector. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
PLAN CHECK FEE: Clerk Kennedy proposed changing the plan check free to 40% of the building permit cost, down from the current 65%. Kennedy determined that the State changed how they were billing for plan reviews and felt the City should use the same state rate as the City uses the State for commercial plan review. Councilman Lester made a motion, second by Councilman Houger to have the City Attorney draw up an ordinance on the reduced plan check fee from 65% to 40% of the building permit fee. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
BUILDING INSPECTOR CONTRACTOR: On motion by Councilman Lorentz, second by Councilman Lester to authorize the Mayor to sign the building inspector contract with Jim Yeoman. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
PERSONAL PROPERTYLEGISLATION TAX : Councilwoman Dumas questioned whether the City should address their thoughts on the proposed legislation in a letter. After discussion, the consensus was to watch the legislature carefully and if something happens the Council could be prepared to act.
The meeting adjourned at 8:00 P.M.
Bruce Walker – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk