The City Council met in regular session on February 4, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
Mayor Lester presided
Councilmember absent: Amy Farris
City employees present were Chief Drew, City Administrator Kennedy, Attorney Green and Public Works Director Mager.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the minutes of January 23rd were approved as presented by Councilor Peterson, second by Councilor Grant. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: Public Works Report – Mager stated the department used the vac truck for sewer line maintenance and storm drains. Met with store owners from Gortsema Motors to the bowling alley to start the sidewalk project around July 19th. They started putting together a list of back flow testers. The City is reviewing City backflows to make sure they are ready to be tested. Mager and Jones will meet with contractors on cross connection policy. Staff are fighting with the digester at WWTP, but they got everything up and running. They decided to keep the 2002 Chevy 2wd pickup for a while.
POLICE AND ANIMAL CONTROL REPORT: The department had 114 calls for service, 27 cases written, 21 citations, and 2 written warnings for December 2018. Spillman is completely up and running. Three of the vehicles have internet installed for laptop use and it seems to be working.
PLANNING AND ZONING: The minutes of January 22, 2019 were approved as presented by Councilor Peterson, second by Councilor Winkler. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
On motion by Councilor Winkler, second by Councilor Canaday to accept the recommendation and approve the Comprehensive Plan Amendment to allow commercial zoning from Court Street to Highway 95. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
On motion by Councilor Winkler, second by Councilor Peterson to rezone the property from Court Street to Highway 95 to the City Limit line from Residential Zone A to Commercial. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
Ordinances to complete the process will be at a future meeting.
NO PARKING ON FLORENCE STREET: Councilor Grant went to look at the area and with a vehicle parked there she could see the problem. Public Works Director Mager recommended signage to say no parking between signs. There will be about two lost parking spots. On motion by Councilor Grant, second by Councilor Winkler to have no parking on the west side of South Florence as discussed between Main Street and the power pole. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
LAW ENFORCEMENT MUTUAL AID/MUTUAL ASSISTANCE AGREEMENT: Chief Drew explained Cottonwood police department works closely with the City of Grangeville during different events and calls. The agreement formalizes this working relationship. A Resolution will be prepared for next meeting.
ORDINANCE NO. 929
(Ordinance No. 929 in its entirety on file in the City’s Ordinance File)
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GRANGEVILLE PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF A CROSS CONNECTION CONTROL POLICY; PROVIDING FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF A COPY OF SAID POLICY; PROVIDING FOR FUTURE AMENDMENTS TO SAID POLICY BY RESOLUTION; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; AND, PROVIDING FOR THE ORDINANCE BECOMING EFFECTIVE UPON ITS PASSAGE, APPROVAL, AND PUBLICATION.
On motion by Councilor Peterson, second by Councilor Winkler that the first reading be approved, that the rules be suspended, the second and third readings be waived and the ordinance be approved and adopted. ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Canaday, Winkler, Lane, Grant, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed. Mayor Lester then declared Ordinance No. 929 duly approved and adopted.
RESOLUTION NO. 264
(Resolution No. 264 in its entirety on file in the City’s Resolution File)
The following resolution was introduced by Councilor Peterson who moved for its adoption. Second by Councilor Winkler.
RESOLUTION FOR ADOPTION OF CITY OF GRANGEVILLE CROSS CONNECTION CONTROL POLICY
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Canaday, Winkler, Lane, Grant, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed. Mayor Lester then declared Resolution No. 264 duly approved and adopted.
WATERSHED LOGGING: Mayor Lester explained Matt Enberg recommended adding the archery range to the logging project to keep it healthy. Matt met with members of archery range and they are fine with the logging taking place. Northwest Management doesn’t need another contract to do add the work. Mayor Lester felt the Council need to do a watershed tour this summer the beginning of June.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: On motion by Councilor Peterson, second by Councilor Grant to go into Executive Session according to Section 74-206 (c) to acquire an interest in real property. ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Canaday, Winkler, Lane, Grant, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed.
The meeting adjourned at 7:10 P.M.
Wes Lester – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk