The City Council met in regular session on January 17, 2012 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
Mayor Walker presided:
City employees present were Chief Drew, Public Works Director McFrederick, Attorney Green and Clerk Kennedy.
MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the minutes of the January 3rd and January 9th meetings were approved as presented by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Lorentz. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
AGENDA AMENDMENTS: none
COMMITTEE REPORTS: The Planning and Zoning Minutes from January 11, 2012 were accepted on motion by Councilman Lorentz, second by Councilman Peterson. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
Mountain View School District #244 Variance: Councilman Lester asked if there was any discussion on the length of the variance. Clerk Kennedy stated there was not. Attorney Green stated he could do a conditional agreement. On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Bentley to grant a conditional variance to Mountain View School District #244 to approve the application with a 20 banty chicken limit for the Ag. Science program, set to review two years from today with the understanding that the variance could be terminated at that time.
Councilwoman Dumas commented that Frances Dufer called her to say she was opposed but she did not attend the hearing or submit anything in writing for the hearing. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
Alvin Marsh Variance: Chief Drew agreed with Ken Hoogland’s findings that the building is in the vision triangle as State code reads. On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Houger to deny the variance application for Alvin Marsh at 229 E So 6th Street for a building in the City setback. Findings of Fact: 1. The Police Department provided information for the hearing that the building is in the vision triangle per State Code and constitutes a potential traffic hazard, 2. The shed is in the side yard setback per City Code, 3. The shed is in the front yard setback per City Code and 4. According to City code an accessory building cannot encroach in the front yard. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
Evergreen Food Bank Rezone: Councilman Lester had no problem with the rezone but didn’t feel the City could specify a one-way driveway on personal property. On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to approve the rezone application for Evergreen Food Bank at 411 E North Street. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present. Clerk Kennedy explained that the applicant would work on getting a purchase agreement with the seller of the property. Once that is completed, it would be turned into the City. The City would then have an ordinance drafted and adopted for the rezone.
CONSENT AGENDA: Councilman Lorentz, seconded by Councilman Lester to accept the consent agenda as read.
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
Atkinson Distributing Inc d/b/a Deano’s II
GNDJI LLC d/b/a Depot Express
Jim’s Market Inc. d/b/a Cash & Carry
Ernie’s Steakhouse LLC d/b/a Ernie’s Man Cave
Walle Enterprises LLC d/b/a The Establishment
BPOE #1825 Inc. d/b/a Grangeville Elks Lodge #1825
Grangeville Pizza Factory LLC d/b/a Grangeville Pizza Factory
Xie Quan Deng d/b/a Hong Fa
Richard Pearson d/b/a Oscars Restaurant
Ceressero Corp. d/b/a Palenque Mexican Restaurant
Hawkin’s Sports Inc. d/b/a Rae Brothers Sporting Goods
CandT LLC d/b/a Seasons
Kimberly Ann Eliott d/b/a Triangle Tavern
The Twisted Cellar LLC d/b/a The Twisted Cellar
CHS Inc d/b/a Zip Trip #21
2. Snowhaven Board Minutes – January 5, 2012
3. Library Minutes –December 15, 2011
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Dumas, Houger, Lester, Lorentz, Peterson, Bentley. The motion passed.
BILLS: The bills in the amount of $152,816.51 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.
SEWER LINE REPLACEMENT PROJECT: Councilman Lester made a motion, second by Councilman Lorentz to approve Big Bite final Pay Request #3 in the amount of $9,380.62. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
WATER LINE COST SHARE WITH IDAHO COUNTY: Public Works Director McFrederick stated that when the City has the opportunity to share costs with another entity it is win-win situation. He has been talking to the County about extending an 8” water main down Airport Road to the east to the new search and rescue building. It’s not budgeted; however he felt there were funds budgeted in new lines that will not be used as he plans to save money by having the crew install water lines and he will do some of the inspection work. He felt there was a good savings amount above the estimated $9,100.00 cost.
He felt there are several reasons to extend the line and participate in the expense. It would provide fire protection for the Sewer Plant. As processes are added to the plant more water will be needed. Right now, the City doesn’t have an adequate supply. Currently the pumps are pulled from the chlorine basin to use that water for wash up. He doesn’t feel it is safe and wants to work toward getting that fixed. There are a lot of advantages and maybe some of the fences can be mended with the County.
The County was originally going to do a 1” water line. McFrederick felt it would be about $18,420 for an 8” main. The City would pay for the engineering and parts and the County’s contractor would install the line since he’s already on contract. The County is waiting on the City; Mike Cook is authorized to spend up to $15,000 which includes buy in fees to the City.
On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Lorentz to enter into an agreement with the County to install an 8” water main on Airport Road down to the county’s property where the search and rescue building is being built and to allow up to $10,000 of City money. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
ITEMS TO NOTE: none
The meeting adjourned at 8:15 P.M.
Bruce Walker – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk