City Council met in special session on January 16, 2018 at 6:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
Mayor Lester presided:
City employees present were Chief Drew, Attorney Green, Public Works Director McFrederick, Public Works Maintenance Supervisor Mager, Public Works Maintenance Lead Jones and Clerk Kennedy.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
WATER SCOPE PRESENTATION: David Watkins and Cory Baune with J-U-B Engineers had a presentation for the Council on a Water Master Plan. A Water Master Plan is a comprehensive long term strategy that gives guidance or instruction. It can be a plan to achieve a goal; basically a road map for the City. It is used to plan major improvements, confirm public health and needs are met, required for funding and required for procurement of additional water rights. It would take 9-12 months to develop the plan; it would replace the plan from 2003.
MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the minutes of January 2nd were approved as presented by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Winkler. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: On motion by Councilman Winkler, second by Councilman Peterson to go into Executive Session according to Section 74-206 (1)( c) to acquire an interest in real property and (f) pending litigation. ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Canaday, Farris, Winkler, Lane, Grant, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed.
The Council returned to regular session. No action was taken.
VISITOR: Mayor Lester explained he has asked public works to be involved in sidewalk waivers as shown later on the agenda. Public Works Maintenance Supervisor Mager visited with Levi on the property and they figured out how to install the Boulevard sidewalk and ADA ramp; however on North Street his property drops off almost 2’ and a sidewalk is not feasible. At this time, public works recommends an indefinite sidewalk waiver on North Street. On motion by Councilman Winkler, second by Councilman Canaday to grant Levi Ewing at 503 E North Street an indefinite sidewalk waiver for the 150’ on East North Street but to install the sidewalks on Boulevard. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
MONTHLY REPORT INFO: Mayor Lester informed the Council that he asked Bob Mager to attend the Council meetings to provide a public works report and Public Works Director McFrederick only needed to come when he has something to discuss since he lives all the way over in Nezperce.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: The department had 43 cases written, 14 citations, and 116 calls for service for December 2017. The Police and Animal Control Report was accepted on motion by Councilman Peterson second by Councilwoman Farris. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present. Chief Drew stated he’d like input on what is provided to the Council. It takes a couple hours a month for Sgt. Quintal to complete. Chief Drew would like it to be valuable. Mayor Lester stated he only needs the front page summary and not the detail. Councilwoman Grant would prefer a verbal report of what is happening and what they need to know. A decision will be made next month.
PUBLIC WORKS REPORT: Public Works Maintenance Supervisor Mager reported the department is hydro flushing lines with the new vacuum truck. Eimers Well came online today after passing all tests. They have been thinning willows on North Hall from 7th to almost 3rd. The sander went down during the last snow storm and they got it rebuilt and up and running again. They built a fence on the back side of the Heritage Square fountain to keep kids from climbing the back side of the fountain.
KLEIN PROEPRTY: Councilman Winkler stated the new approach has been installed; but logging has not started.
SIDEWALK WAIVER: On September 5, 2017, David Stowell, 816 N State, was given an indefinite sidewalk waiver on N College and Cunningham but was required to install sidewalks on N State. Public Works Maintenance Supervisor Mager explained the first thing they look for is how to meet ADA requirements. There is a cross gutter across Cunningham. When Park Well comes on it discharges water to the surface. It goes down College, then down Cunningham and onto State. During the winter that water freezes and would be a hazard for ADA. The well kicks on twice a day and flows water down the ditch. There is a power pole and stop sign in the way of the sidewalk. In order to meet the 2% maximum slope for ADA, the City would have to install a culvert. On motion by Councilman Winkler, second by Councilman Peterson to grant David Stowell an indefinite sidewalk waiver on North State. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
CONSENT AGENDA: Councilman Peterson, seconded by Councilman Lane to accept the consent agenda as presented.
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
J Perez LLC d/b/a Melting Pot Café
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 Cenex Zip Trip #21
Susan K. Kutner d/b/a The Gallery Bistro
CHS Inc d/b/a CHS Primeland
Idaho County Veterans Assn Inc d/b/a Veterans Outreach & Community Center
2. Fire Department Minutes – Training Minutes 12/11/17
3. Approve Kids Klub Pay Request #3 for $85,038 (Arnzen Request #2 = $79,538,
CEDA = $5,500)
4. Declare the listed Library items surplus: 3 Dell Latitude D620 (2 broke, 1 ok), 4 Lenovo ThinkCentre MT with keyboard & mouse, 1 Dell Optiplex 330 with keyboard & mouse, 2 HP Compaq DC7800 CMT (tower only)
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Farris, Winkler, Canaday, Lane, Grant, Peterson. The motion passed.
BILLS: The bills, in the amount of $267,498.33 were approved and ordered paid out of their respective funds, on motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Canaday. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
DONATION: On motion by Councilman Grant, second by Councilman Peterson to give Syringa Hospital Foundation a family season pool pass. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
BANNER: On motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilwoman Farris to authorize the City Clerk to monitor and approve applications to hang banners. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
SIDEWALK WAIVER RECOMMENDATIONS BY PW: On motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Winkler to have public works recommend to the City Council on sidewalk waiver requests. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
ORDINANCE NO. 918
(Ordinance No. 918 in its entirety on file in the City’s Ordinance File)
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GRANGEVILLE PROVIDING FOR THE AMENDMENT OF SECTION 8-5-3-2 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF GRANGEVILLE RELATING TO WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT FEES; PROVIDING FOR CHANGE IN THE DESCRIPTION OF WASTEWATER ACCEPTED AT THE PLANT; PROVIDING FOR THE RETENTION OF THE REMAINDER OF SECTION 8-5-3; PROVIDING FOR THE ORDINANCE BECOMING EFFECTIVE UPON ITS PASSAGE, APPROVAL, AND PUBLICATION; AND, PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH.
On motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilwoman Grant, that the rules be suspended, the second and third reading be waived and the ordinance be passed and adopted. ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Canaday, Farris, Winkler, Lane, Grant, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed. Mayor Lester then declared Ordinance No. 918 duly approved and adopted.
JUB AGREEMENT: On motion by Councilman Winkler, second by Councilman Canaday to approve the agreement for professional services with JUB Engineers for the 2018 Grangeville Water Master Plan. ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Canaday, Farris, Winkler, Lane, Grant, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed.
TIMBER HARVEST CONTRACT STAND 1: Mayor Lester stated the logger will start on Stand 1 on the Watershed. On motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilwoman Farris to approve the Timber Harvest Contract for Stand 1 on the Watershed with Excell Logging and Forestry Inc. . ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Canaday, Farris, Winkler, Lane, Grant, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed.
EQUITY BUY IN MEETING: Public Works Director McFrederick stated the workshop may be in February at the Soltman Center as it is set up with a projection screen and ease of viewing.
The meeting adjourned at 8:30 P.M.
Wes Lester – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk