The City Council met in regular session on January 18, 2011 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
Mayor Walker presided:
Councilmember by phone:
City employees present were Sgt. Beene, Attorney Green, Public Works Director Gortsema and Clerk Kennedy.
MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the minutes of the December 20th meeting were approved as presented by Councilman Lorentz, second by Councilman Peterson. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
VISITORS: Mary Beth Meyers was present representing the Chamber and their request to have a Winter Carnival on February 12 from 9am-3pm. According to the almanac, February is a snow month. They have talked to groups that may want to have fund raisers, the merchants will have chili cook off, a hot cocoa contest, snowman building contest and snow war. It will be a day to play in the snow. They requested to have East South 1st Street closed for sledding (with straw bale lined street for safety) from Park Street to just West of Mill Street which will let the sleds come to a stop. Then they would like to close South State Street between Main & South Street closed as they hope to have food items and portable fire pits at Heritage Square and City Park. They would have the straw bales picked up the same day and make sure fire pits are insulated from the pavement. It was stated that no vehicles could drive in the park. On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Houger to allow the Chamber to use East South 1st Street and South State Street from 8am-4pm and to use Pioneer Park and Heritage Square. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
CONSENT AGENDA: On motion by Councilman Lorentz, second by Councilman Lester to accept the consent agenda as read.
1. Approve the following Boards and Commissions:
Library Board: Carol Kinzer (2012), Judy Wayenburg (2011), Shirley Lane (2013),
Joan Hall (2014), David Rauzi (2015)
Planning and Zoning Commission: Wilmer Seaver (2012), Michael Cook (2011), Ed
Eckert (2013), Yolanda Stout (2011), Mike Sturdevant (2012), Jessica Wells (2011),
Kevin Asker (2012)
Snowhaven Ski Board: James Kingma (2013), Jerry Hill (2013), Judy Purdy (2012),
Pauline Sullivan (2012), Brian Lorentz (2011)
Snowhaven Expansion Committee: Todd Marek, Mike Sturdevant, Kevin Asker, Paul
Eimers, James Kingma, John Lamb, Mac McBoyle, James Rockwell
ADA Committee: Councilmember DeHaas, Connie Workman, Dock Stroop,
Lynda Allen, Mark Gravatt
Technical Review Committee: Mike Sturdevant, Tim Kaschmitter and Dan Tackett
2. 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
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
Padge LLC d/b/a/Padge’s Place
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
CHS Inc d/b/a Zip Trip #21
3. Approve the Council Committees for 2011
4. Police and Animal Control Report – December 2010
5. Snowhaven Board Minutes – January 6, 2011
6. Library Minutes – September 23, 2010 & December 9, 2010
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: DeHaas, Houger, Lester, Lorentz, Bentley, Peterson. The motion passed.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: The department had 77 cases written, 10 misdemeanor arrests, 4 criminal traffic arrests, 18 traffic infractions, 2 non traffic warning, 1486 service activities, 3 dogs and 0 cats handled. The Police and Animal Control Report for December 2010 was accepted on motion by Councilman Lorentz second by Councilman Houger. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
BILLS: The bills in the amount of $265,294.65 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.
STREET REPORT: On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to accept the Annual Street Finance Report for 2009-2010. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
2011 CITY COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE: On motion by Councilman Houger, second by Councilman Lester to adopt the 2011 City Council Meeting Schedule. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
J-U-B CONTRACT FOR FACILITY PLAN RECOMMENDATIONS ON PHOSPHOROUS: On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Lorentz to approve the JUB Contract for the facility plan on the recommendation for phosphorous. ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: DeHaas, Houger, Lester, Lorentz, Bentley, Peterson. The motion passed.
COMMENT PERIOD AND MEETING FOR FACILITY PLAN AND EID: DEQ has determined that they want a 30 day comment period on the EID and Facility Plan documents and because of that they are holding the City up on approval of the two documents. During that 30 day time period, the City needs to hold an advertised public meeting where citizens can provide comments. The best date for the public meeting is February 22nd, which will occur during the 30 day comment period. On motion by Councilman Lorentz, second by Councilman Lester to approve publication of the hearing and 30 day public comment period and to set February 22nd as the date of the public meeting for the facility plan for phosphorous. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
ITEMS TO NOTE: The Council was provided with copies of the CEDA Quarterly Report.
The meeting adjourned at 7:50 P.M.
Bruce Walker – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk