February 6, 2016 Regular Meeting

The City Council met in regular session on February 6, 2017 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.

Mayor Walker presided:

Councilmembers present:

Scott Winkler
Mike Peterson
Beryl Grant
Pete Lane
Wes Lester
Amy Farris

City employees present were Chief Drew, Public Works Director McFrederick, Deputy Clerk Wasem and Attorney Green. Clerk Kennedy absent.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the minutes of January 17th were approved as presented by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Grant. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.

VISITORS: Jinny Cash was present to provide an update on the veteran’s center. They have had 1500 people visit the Center. They would like to see possible integration into City operations as a community center or recreation office and if the National Guard moves out of Grangeville, they would like the Veteran’s Community Center moved to Armory. They have an open house scheduled February 23rd.

Rachel Young and Sue Kutner couldn’t make it the meeting; Todd Marek was there to speak in Rachel’s place. He discussed the possibility of a new structure at Pioneer Park, similar to a band shell type structure. Grangeville Arts will take the lead in conjunction with Horizons. The next steps are design, location, and funding. Their next meeting is February 7th at 5:15 pm. Mayor Walker suggested in a few meetings to come back with their progress and the Council will look to delegate someone to sit in on the meetings to represent the City.

Lynda Fox, EMT liaison stated the Spring Fling is March 4th. They plan to have the helicopter land in the parking lot south of the district office.

COMMITTEE REPORTS: Angie Norman, Library Director, was present to provide an update on Library programs and to request use of the old Genealogy room. The proposed use for the room would include a private location for tutoring and proctoring exams, space for book binding and mending, cataloguing materials and grant writing/fundraising. Long term use could be classroom functions such as computer basics, photography/editing and budgeting. Mayor Walker talked about his personal feelings on the room, stating he thinks that the City should lease it to the library for a period of time, minimum 10 years, giving the library a chance to use the room as they feel necessary and see if it works. He said the lease could be set so after the set time the library can renew it depending if it is or isn’t working for the City. Council member Grant pointed out if used the room as a classroom they would be in competition with LCSC. Angie said she would like to work with LCSC and not be in competition with them. Angie asked about charging for the classes or room; Councilman Lester pointed out new fees or increases in fees need to go through budget. The Council would like to see a lease after Attorney Green draws it up.

The Library Minutes of January 19, 2017 were accepted on motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Farris. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.

The Planning and Zoning Minutes of January 24, 2017 were accepted on motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Lane. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present. Councilwoman Grant commented and said she questioned about handicap accessibility of the meeting and it was stated that members and guests went through the library, so the upstairs room was handicap accessible. This was a one-time meeting location since the council chambers were occupied by auditors for city.

The Fire Minutes of January 9th and January 23rd and the Executive Minutes of January 9th were accepted on motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Lester. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.

CHOCOLATE FANTASY DONATION REQUEST: On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Winkler to donate a family pool pass to St. Peter and Paul School for Chocolate Fantasy. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.

SYRINGA FESTIVAL OF HEARTS: On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to donate a family pool pass to Syringa Festival of Hearts. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.

POOL BOILER: Public Works Director McFrederick requested authorization to purchase the pool boiler for $26,748. The new boiler has a 15 year life expectancy. On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to authorize purchase of the pool boiler for $26,748. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.

The meeting adjourned at 8:11 P.M.

_________________________________
Bruce Walker – Mayor
ATTEST:

_______________________
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk

January 17, 2017 Regular Meeting

City Council met in regular session on January 17, 2017 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.

Mayor Walker presided:

Councilmembers present:

Scott Winkler
Mike Peterson
Pete Lane
Amy Farris
Wes Lester
Beryl Grant

City employees present were Chief Drew, Attorney Green, Deputy Clerk Wasem and Public Works Director McFrederick. Clerk Kennedy absent.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the minutes of January 3rd were approved as presented by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilwoman Grant. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.

COMMITTEE REPORTS: The department had 32 cases written, 13 citations, 6 written warnings and 140 calls for service for December 2016. The Police and Animal Control Report was accepted on motion by Councilman Peterson second by Councilman Lane. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.

On motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilwoman Grant to accept the Fire Training minutes from 12/12/16 and 12/26/16. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.

CONSENT AGENDA: On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Winkler to accept the consent agenda. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.

1. Approve the applications submitted by the following businesses for liquor
license, wine and/or beer license by the drink and/or by the package,
pending State approval.

Askers Thrift Inc. d/b/a Askers Harvest Foods
Brenda & Doug McRoberts d/b/a Camas Lanes
Jim’s Market Inc. d/b/a Cash & Carry Foods
Grangeville Depot LLC d/b/a Depot
GNDJI LLC d/b/a Depot Express
BPOE #1825 Inc. d/b/a Grangeville Elks Lodge #1825
Grangeville Pizza Factory Inc d/b/a Grangeville Pizza Factory
Xie Quan Deng d/b/a Hong Fa
Lick Creek Food Services Inc d/b/a Oscars Restaurant
Ceressero Corp. d/b/a Palenque Mexican Restaurant
CandT LLC d/b/a Seasons
Walle Enterprises LLC d/b/a The Establishment
Triangle Tavern LLC d/b/a Triangle Tavern
CHS Inc d/b/a Zip Trip #21
Susan K. Kutner d/b/a The Gallery Bistro
CHS Inc d/b/a CHS Primeland

2. Technical Review Committee: Mike Sturdevant, Dan Tackett, Tim Kaschmitter
and Bob Mager

ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Farris, Winkler, Lester, Lane, Grant, Peterson. Motion carried.

BILLS: The bills in the amount of $248,534.96 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.

IDAHO MULTI-HZARD MITIGATION PLAN: Jerry Zumalt, Idaho County Disaster Management Coordinator was present to explain by adopting the resolution the City preserves FEMA and other federal grant assistance for hazard mitigation projects and/or federal disaster relief in the event of a disaster emergency. There is no financial obligation, but it would allow the City to be eligible for funds if a disaster occurred.

RESOLUTION NO. 251

(Resolution No. 251 in its entirety on file in the City’s Resolution File)

A Resolution of the City of Grangeville, Idaho declaring support for and adoption of the Idaho County, Idaho Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

The following resolution was introduced by Councilman Lester who moved for its adoption. Second by Councilman Peterson.

ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Farris, Winkler, Lester, Lane, Grant, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed. Mayor Walker then declared Resolution No. 251 duly approved and adopted.

SUBDIVISION CODE REVISION: Public Works Director McFrederick explained there has been subdivision interest which has brought up some questions with the City’s subdivision code. The City’s ordinance doesn’t allow division of property in the area of impact area that doesn’t trigger the subdivision code. McFrederick will be proposing a revised subdivision code to make some exceptions to the ordinance. One example is a one-time family split as long as the City gets what they need such as roads, water or sewer. Attorney Green stated there is confusion between the City and County ordinances on what a subdivision is and the requirements. McFrederick will provide a revised draft which will help simplify the process and will make the process more realistic.

McFrederick will be working through the connection policies, equity buy in for water and sewer and the subdivision code to make everything work together. Councilman Lester felt it was a good idea to revise it because it currently isn’t working. Mayor Walker also felt we need to look at equity buy in rates. He felt it has deterred growth.

Jim Barger’s property was brought up about how he wants to split one piece off for Rodney. Public Works Director McFrederick stated he, Clerk Kennedy, Jim and Rodney Barger will be meeting to go over their plans and figure out a solution.

ADMINISTRATOR MOUNTAIN VIEW BUSINESS PARK: On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilwoman Grant to appoint Public Works Director McFrederick as the administrator for Mountain View Business Park. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.

PLANNING AND ZONING APPOINTMENTS: On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Winkler to re-appoint Mike Cook, Yolanda Stout, Dan Gautney and Don Kissinger to a 3 year term to expire 1/16/2020 and appoint Jeff Kutner to a one year term to expire 1/16/2018. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.

The meeting adjourned at 8:05 P.M.

_________________________________
Bruce Walker – Mayor
ATTEST:
_______________________
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk

January 3, 2017 Regular Meeting

The City Council met in regular session on January 3, 2017 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.

Mayor Walker presided:

Councilmembers present:

Scott Winkler
Mike Peterson
Beryl Grant
Pete Lane
Wes Lester
Amy Farris

City employees present were Chief Drew, Clerk Kennedy and Attorney Green. Public Works Director McFrederick absent.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the minutes of December 19th were approved as presented by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Winkler. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.

AMENDMENTS: On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Winkler to amend the agenda to add Kevin Asker and Andy McNab as the information came in after the agenda posting deadline. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.

VISITORS: Nancy Asker explained the Octoberfest committee wanted to have Octoberfest September 16th, but close streets and heritage square starting the 14th. They would like the roads closed the same as last year and they would like to close South Street from BK Tire to State Street for a car show, they still will have the beer garden and they’d like to close Heritage Square Thursday night after stores closed. They are hoping to have a brewery come for the beer garden.

On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to allow Octoberfest to use North State from North Street to Main, South State from Main Street to South Street, also South Street from State to College for closure on September 15th and 16th and close Heritage Square from September 14th-16th. The quilt show and fun run will also be that weekend. They are trying to combine more events with Octoberfest. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.

Andy McNab, Grangeville Golf and Country Club requested the remainder of the Webb funds for their well project. On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Winkler to have the City disburse the rest of the Webb funds to the Country Club. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.

Kevin Asker representing Friends of the NRA explained the annual Friends of the NRA Banquet will be held at the Grangeville Elks lodge on February 10th. He is requesting a banner to be hung now until the banquet. On motion by Councilman Winkler, second by Councilman Lester to allow Kevin Asker to hang the Friends of NRA banner from now until February 10th. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.

CONSENT AGENDA: On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to remove the technical review committee from the consent agenda. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.

Councilman Peterson, seconded by Councilman Lester to accept the consent agenda minus the technical review committee.

1. Approve the following Boards and Commissions:

Library Board: David Rauzi (2015 expired-trying to find a replacement), Brett
Rogers (2019), Meleah McCulley (2019), Serena Jackson (2020), Susan Anderson (2020), Amy Farris (liaison)

Planning and Zoning Commission: Michael Cook (2017), Yolanda Stout (2017),
Kevin Asker (2018), Don Kissinger (2017), Lance McColloch (2018)

Snowhaven Expansion Committee: Todd Marek, Mike Sturdevant, Kevin Asker, Paul
Eimers, James Kingma, John Lamb, Mac McBoyle, James Rockwell

ADA Committee: Councilmembers Peterson and Grant, Connie Workman, Dock Stroop,
Lynda Fox, Mark Gravatt

2. Approve the Council Committees for 2017

ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Farris, Winkler, Lester, Lane, Grant, Peterson. Motion carried.

The Technical Review Committee will be on the next agenda after visiting with Bob Mager and Dan Tackett. This was removed since Dan was on the committee as the fire chief; however Bob is now the fire chief.

GENEALOGY MOVE UPDATE: Councilman Peterson explained Genealogy had a Christmas Lunch in December. They are moving into Jeff Payne’s old office just behind Methodist church. He has volunteered the space with the utilities included. Genealogy wanted to use it for the first meeting of the year. Clerk Kennedy explained they requested help to move just this afternoon from Public Works.

The meeting adjourned at 7:55 P.M.

_________________________________
Bruce Walker – Mayor
ATTEST:

_______________________
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk

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