2011 Council Agendas Archive

December 19, 2011 Regular Meeting

Grangeville City Council Agenda
December 19, 2011 – 7:30 P.M.
Council Chambers

Read and/or approve minutes of the December 5th meeting

Agenda Amendments:
  
Visitors:
 
  1. Kevin Asker:  request to run donations and expenses through the City for the disc golf course improvements at Lions Park

Committee Reports:
  
  1. Snowhaven Minutes – December 1, 2011

Unfinished Business:

Bills:

New  Business:

  1. Set Council Meetings for 2012

  2. Approve the applications submitted by the following business for pawn,
   secondhand & junk store licenses. 

    Ralph Martin d/b/a Martin’s Antiques
    Milton Perry d/b/a B & B Bargain Store
    Sherry Joliff d/b/a Sherry’s Closet Treasure Thrift Store

  3. Appoint Morgan Drew as the Chief of Police

  4. Special meeting on January 9th at noon on water bond refunding

  5. Vehicle Policy Discussion

Items to Note:

Any person needing special accommodations to participate in the above noticed meeting should contact the City of Grangeville at 983-2851.

December 5, 2011 Regular Meeting

Grangeville City Council Agenda
December 5, 2011 – 7:30 P.M.
Council Chambers

Read and/or approve minutes of the November 21st meeting

Amendments:

Visitors: 

1.  Melisa Bryant – Ida-Lew Economic Development Information

Committee Reports:
  
  1. Police and Animal Control Report – November 2011

Unfinished Business:

  1. Discussion of the smoke free park/playground as submitted by Heidi Henson with Public Health on October 17th

New Business:

  1. Adoption of Amended Joint Powers Agreement for III-A

  2. Approve payment to Maaco for $750.00

  3. Proclamation for February 2012 as Kiwanis Children’s Cancer Cure Month

  4. Accept the resignation of Chief Quantz

  5. Appoint Jeff McFrederick as the Public Works Director

Executive Session:  According to Section 67-2345 (b) Personnel

Items to Note:

Any person needing special accommodations to participate in the above noticed meeting should contact the City of Grangeville at 983-2851.

November 21, 2011 Regular Meeting

Grangeville City Council Agenda
November 21, 2011 – 7:30 P.M.
Council Chambers

Read and/or approve minutes of the November 7th meeting

Agenda Amendments:

Visitors:
 
  1. Approve the transfer of Padge’s Place beer and wine license to The Twisted Cellar, pending state approval

  2. Request by Natalie Nelson, 204 South Boulevard Street, to put six trees in the right of way

Committee Reports:
  
  1. Snowhaven Minutes – November 3, 2011

Unfinished Business:

Bills:

New  Business:

  1. Accept the canvassed election results for the City Election held November 8, 2011

  2. Discuss 2008 Chevy Impala surplus deviation

  3. Authorize purchase of snow blade for the loader
 
 4. Festival of Trees Donation request from the pool

 5. Sewer Line Replacement Project:  Approve Big Bite pay Request #2, $51,173.77 

 6. Sewer Line Replacement Project: Approve Change order #2 for Big Bite

 7. Approve payment to Walter Steed in the amount of $4,475.00, pending receipt of funds from Department of Commerce

 8. Discussion of Idaho Community Forest Trust as submitted by Idaho County Commissioners
 
Items to Note:
 
  1. Idaho Community Tree Brochure
 
  2. Open House for Ken Gortsema’s retirement:  November 30th 4-6pm at City Hall

Any person needing special accommodations to participate in the above noticed meeting should contact the City of Grangeville at 983-2851.

November 7, 2011 Regular Meeting

Grangeville City Council Agenda
November 7, 2011 – 7:30 P.M.
Council Chambers

Read and/or approve minutes of the October 17th and October 26th meetings

Amendments:

Visitors: 

1.  Tera Hill – Pioneer Park Tree lighting project

Committee Reports:
  
  1. Police and Animal Control Report – October 2011

  2. Snowhaven Minutes – October 6, 2011 

  3. Library Minutes – September 22, 2011

Unfinished Business:

  1. Upper Lochsa Exchange – Idaho County Alternative

New Business:

  1. Surplus Police Vehicles
• 1995 Crown Victoria
• 1998 Chevy PU
• 2003 Impala
• 2003 Crown Victoria
• 2008 Impala
• 2009 Tiger Van

  2. EPA Conference Call Report

  3. Herco invoice for cold mix in the amount of $10,506.14

Items to Note:

Any person needing special accommodations to participate in the above noticed meeting should contact the City of Grangeville at 983-2851.

October 17, 2011 Regular Meeting

Grangeville City Council Agenda
October 17, 2011 – 7:30 P.M.
Council Chambers

Read and/or approve minutes of the October 3rd meeting

Agenda Amendments:

Visitors:
 
  1. Jerry Benn:  Permission to be on watershed to get wood

  2. Heidi Henson, Public Health:  Discussion of smoking in outdoor recreation areas

  3. Mike Kinsley & Amanda Eich:  Request to close Crooks Street from Harison to Madison for a Cub Scout race event

Committee Reports:

Unfinished Business:

Bills:

New  Business:

  1. Surplus library computers – list provided to Council

  2. Discussion and approval of Water bond refunding

   a. Approve contract with Zions Bank as financial advisor

   b. Approve contract with Moore Smith Buxton & Turcke, Chartered

  3. Discussion on Forest Service land exchange

  4. Decision on WWTP bids

Executive Session:  According to Section 67-2345 (b) Personnel
 
Items to Note:
 
  1. CEDA Quarterly Report – July 1, 2011-September 30, 2011

Any person needing special accommodations to participate in the above noticed meeting should contact the City of Grangeville at 983-2851.

October 3, 2011 Regular Meeting

Grangeville City Council Agenda
October 3, 2011 – 7:30 P.M.
Council Chambers

Read and/or approve minutes of the September 19th meeting

Amendments:

Visitors: 

  1.  Keith Milliken, 819 South Idaho  – sidewalk waiver request

Committee Reports:
  
  1. Police and Animal Control Report – September 2011
 
  2. Planning and Zoning Minutes – September 27, 2011

  a. Decision on the conditional use for Tonya Moore, 511 North Idaho
 
  b. Re-appoint Wilmer Seaver to a 3 year term with Planning and Zoning, expiring 12/31/14 

Unfinished Business:

  1. Discussion with Cory Baune, J-U-B Engineers and a decision on WWTP project bids

 New Business:

  1. Memorial for Elaine Crea

 2. Discuss Stop Script Program Grant – Chief Quantz

 Executive Session:  According to Section 67-2345 (b) Personnel

Items to Note:

Any person needing special accommodations to participate in the above noticed meeting should contact the City of Grangeville at 983-2851.

September 19, 2011 Regular Meeting

Grangeville City Council Agenda
September 19, 2011 – 7:30 P.M.
Council Chambers

Read and/or approve minutes of the September 6th meeting

Agenda Amendments:

Visitors:
 
  1. Brad Frei – Sewer tap issue

Committee Reports:

Unfinished Business:

Bills:

New  Business:

  1. Cheryl Randi request for 131.75 hours additional from the sick bank

  2. Discussion on the Wastewater Treatment Plant bids

Items to Note:

Any person needing special accommodations to participate in the above noticed meeting should contact the City of Grangeville at 983-2851.

September 6, 2011 Regular Meeting

Grangeville City Council Agenda
September 6, 2011 – 7:30 P.M.
Council Chambers

Read and/or approve minutes of the August 15th meeting

Amendments:

Public Hearing:  Budget Hearing 2011-12

Visitors: 

  1.  Kristy Beckstead:  YWCA Information

  2. Brad Frei:  Sewer tap issues

Committee Reports:
  
  1. Police and Animal Control Report – August 2011
 
  2. Library Minutes – July 21, 2011

Unfinished Business:

New Business:

  1.  Adopt Ordinance #868 Appropriation Ordinance

  2. Adopt Ordinance #869 Sewer Rate Increases

  3. Adopt Ordinance #870 Water Rate Increases

  4. Resolution #226 Garbage Rate Increases

  5. Resolution # 227 Snowhaven Fee Increases

  6. Proclamation of Constitution Week 

  7. Sidewalk waiver renewal Mike Suhr, Performance Radiator, Pine Street

  8. Pool donation request by Kids Klub for their Fall Fundraiser

Items to Note:

  1. Candidate Filing for 2011 Council positions:  August 29th – September 9th

  2. WWTP Improvements Project bid opening has been moved to 9/14/2011 to accommodate additional bidders.

Any person needing special accommodations to participate in the above noticed meeting should contact the City of Grangeville at 983-2851.

August 15, 2011 Regular Meeting

Grangeville City Council Agenda
August 15, 2011 – 7:30 P.M.
Council Chambers

Read and/or approve minutes of the August 1st and August 10th meetings

Agenda Amendments:

Visitors:
 
  1. Kristy Beckstead, YWCA Information

  2. John & Judy Vrieling, 910 Lincoln – sidewalk waiver request

Committee Reports:

  1.  Planning and Zoning Minutes – August 9, 2011
       a.  Decision on conditional use for Kids Klub Inc.
       b.  Deciision on conditional use for Noah’s Ark Preschool

Unfinished Business:

Bills:

New  Business:

  1. Adopt 2011-12 Tentative Budget

  2. Discussion and possible decision on interim financing

  3. Accept the low bid on the 2011 Sewer Line Replacement Project
 
Items to Note:
  
  1. 2011-12 Budget hearing – September 6, 2011

  2. Candidate Filing for 2011 Council positions:  August 29th – September 9th

Any person needing special accommodations to participate in the above noticed meeting should contact the City of Grangeville at 983-2851.

June 6, 2011 Regular Meeting

The City Council met in regular session on June 6, 2011 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.

Mayor Walker presided:

Councilmembers present:      
Del Houger
Mike Peterson
Brian Lorentz
Georgia DeHaas
Rob Bentley
Wes Lester

City employees present were Chief Quantz, Attorney Green, Public Works Director Gortsema and Clerk Kennedy. 

MINUTES:  The meeting was called to order and the minutes of the May 16th meeting were approved as presented by Councilwoman DeHaas, second by Councilman Peterson.  Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.

VISITORSRob Beeson, 911 North State was present to ask for permission to reside in a 5th wheel for 180 days.  On motion by Councilman Houger, second by Councilman Lester to allow Rob Beeson 180 days to park his 5th wheel at 911 North State Street to get his living quarters fixed up.  Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.  Attorney Green will write a letter to Mr. Beeson confirming the conditions.

Patrick and Marietta Holman, Walco, submitted a 3% garbage rate increase.  It is a straight consumer price index increase and does not include an increase in fuel.   On motion by Councilwoman DeHaas, second by Councilman Bentley to table the request and review it at the budget meetings in July.  Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:  The department had 61 cases written, 2 felony arrests, 17 misdemeanor arrests, 13 citations, 7 written warnings, 1396 service activities, 19 dogs and 2 cats handled.  The Police and Animal Control Report for May 2011 was accepted on motion by Councilman Houger second by Councilman Lester.  Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.  Chief Quantz stated the homicide case goes to trial in August; however the embezzlement case is moving slowly forward.

Chief Quantz presented two tracking videos with Officer Walters and his dog Tazer.  He asked the Council to approve a canine tracking unit with Officer Walters as Tazer’s partner.  The Mayor felt it was a great idea. 

Councilwoman DeHaas made a motion, second by Councilman Peterson to accept Tazer as a canine tracking dog in Idaho County with Wes Walters as his partner.  Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.

On motion by Councilman Lorentz, second by Councilman Lester to accept the Snowhaven Minutes of May 12, 2011.  Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present. 

On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Houger accept the Library Minutes of May 19, 2011.  Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.

PAWN/SECONDHAND LICENSE:  On motion by Councilman Lorentz, second by Councilman Lester to approve the pawn/secondhand license for Shanesta Parmelee d/b/a A & C Discount at 331B West Main Street.   Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.

SURPLUS:  The van was picked up through military surplus by the Police Department.  There was a mix up with the VIN and it will not work for Animal Control.  On motion by Councilman Houger, second by Councilman Bentley to surplus the 1991 Chevy van from the Police Department.  Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present. 

CHIP SEAL BID:  The City received 2 bids:  POE Asphalt at $1.77/square yard and Herco Inc.  at $1.985/square yard.  On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Lorentz to award the chip seal bid to Poe Asphalt in the amount of $132,750.00.  Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.

PIONEER PARK BATHROOM REMODEL:  Public Works Director Gortsema sent the information to 5 or 6 general contractors and received 2 bids:  Holcomb Construction $9,427.00 Whitewater Construction $8,497.47.  The remodel will make the women’s’ side handicap accessible and unisex.  Councilman Lorentz made a motion, second by Councilman Houger to accept the bid for the Pioneer Park bathroom from Whitewater Construction in the amount of $8,497.47.  Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present. 

The meeting adjourned at 8:10 P.M.

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Bruce Walker – Mayor

ATTEST:

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Tonya Kennedy – Clerk

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