City Council met in regular session on January 19, 2021 at 6:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
Mayor Lester presided:
City employees present were City Administrator Kennedy, Public Works Director Mager and Attorney Green. Chief Newman present via telephone.
MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the Council minutes of December 21st were approved as presented by Councilor Peterson, second by Councilor Canaday. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
VISITORS: Bob Beckman was present to ask permission to have Clyde the camel at Pioneer Park during 2021 Border Days. Clyde was at Roy Powell’s last year. Bob felt it was more dangerous last year to have the kids going across the street to see the camel than if it was in the park. Clyde weighs about 2000 pounds. His droppings are ping pong ball size and hard so easily cleaned up. The owner has $1,000,000 homeowner policy for insurance. Clyde takes selfies and he likes people. He’s been traveling around doing this for 20 years.
Councilor Lane asked if he will damage park. Bob stated he has soft feet and doesn’t leave marks. Last 4th of July, Bob counted 25 dogs in the park during a one-hour time period, even though dogs aren’t allowed. The owner will be with Clyde at all times.
Councilor Grant stated the park is congested and wondered if there was another place Clyde could go. The City tries to keep animals out of the park. Bob stated he is trying to do something fun for the kids and it’s free and he wants to have it at the park.
Councilor Winkler felt his questions were answered including possible damage to the park. He questioned how Clyde would be contained. Bob stated there should be no damage but if there is, then he would fix it. Clyde is on a halter.
Public Workers Director Mager asked when he’d be at the park. Bob stated it would be after the parade to until when the events end at the park.
Chief Joe stated he couldn’t hear Mr. Beckman but he didn’t really have any other concerns.
Attorney Green stated he was glad Mr. Beckman was dealing with this ahead of time. Last year he was concerned about state regulations, but a camel is not an exotic animal so that’s ok. The City can treat it like any other vendor and have an insurance policy with the city listed as additional insured.
On motion by Councilor Winkler, second by Councilor Peterson to allow Bob Beckman to have the camel at Pioneer Park over Border Days from after parade until the booths close, as long as proper insurance is provided and droppings picked up. ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Canaday, Farris, Winkler, Lane, Peterson. NO: Grant. The motion passed.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: Public Works Director Mager stated Public Works worked with Debbie on finding all the old water meters in the system. The guys have been digging up old meters and making them discontinued services. The GPS coordinates are recorded in case they are needed for the future. They’ve been working on sewer maintenance and the new dump truck is close to being shipped. Spencer Well went down about one month ago when the motor burned up. All parts are coming along with the variable frequency drive. He is working with Pump Tech to schedule install of Spencer and Myrtle well at the same time. They won’t send off the motor at Myrtle at this time but wait until fall 2021 or spring 2022. The core drill of the new property by the steel tank occurred because other work is being done in the area and it saved on mobilization costs. The department worked on culvert projects on Pine and Hill Streets, potholes, street signs and general maintenance. Fire department SCBAs should be showing up this week.
POLICE AND ANIMAL CONTROL REPORT: The department had 100 calls for service and 19 cases written for December 2020. Ryan Brown graduated from POST in December high in his class, received his certificate and is back to work and doing a great job.
CONSENT AGENDA: Councilor Peterson, seconded by Councilor Lane to approve the consent agenda as read, pending state approval on the liquor license.
1. Appoint Graydon Galloway and Lee Spencer to Planning and Zoning for three-year terms to expire 1/18/24
2. Approve the following Boards and Commissions:
Library Board: Brennan Wright (2024), Meleah McCulley (2022), Carmen Parr (2025),
Betty Nafziger (2023), Susan Anderson (2021), Dylan Canaday (liaison)
Planning and Zoning Commission: Michael Cook (2023), Yolanda Stout (2023),
Kevin Asker (2021), Dan Gautney (2023), Brian Perry (2021),
Graydon Galloway (2024), Lee Spencer (2024)
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,
Lynda Fox, Mark Gravatt
Technical Review Committee: Mike Sturdevant, Tim Kaschmitter and Fire Chief Mager,
Police Chief Newman, Brian Lorentz, Joe Bonn, City Administrator Kennedy
Administrative and Personnel Committee: Beryl Grant, Scott Winkler, Pete Lane
CEDA Representative – Dylan Canaday
3. 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.
Cloninger’s Inc d/b/a Cloninger’s Marketplace
Brenda & Douglas McRoberts d/b/a Camas Lanes
Jim’s Market Inc. d/b/a Cash & Carry Foods
Grangeville Depot LLC d/b/a Grangeville 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 Pizza Factory
J Perez LLC d/b/a Melting Pot Café
Ceresero Corp. d/b/a Palenque Mexican Restaurant
CandT LLC d/b/a Seasons Restaurant
Pacific Park LLC d/b/a The Establishment
Triangle Tavern LLC d/b/a Triangle Tavern
CHS Inc d/b/a CHS Primeland
Susan K. Kutner d/b/a The Gallery Bistro
Par Hawaii LLC d/b/a Cenex Zip Trip
Idaho County Veterans Assn Inc d/b/a The Canteen
LightenUp! LLC d/b/a Jungle Gym’s Indoor Play Center & Cafe
The Rib Guy and Gal LLC d/b/a The Rib Guy & Gal
Three Mile Group LLC d/b/a Three Mile
J Perez LLC d/b/a The Trails Restaurant & Lounge
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Canaday, Farris, Winkler, Lane, Grant, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed.
CONSTRUCTION POLICY: City Administrator Kennedy explained the proposed policy. The construction account policy allows a current system user to pay only the $15 water bond during the 9-month construction period. The construction period starts at the time the building permit is issued. For new accounts, no bond payment is required during the construction period because the account was not used to determine bond payments currently in place. On motion by Councilor Grant, second by Councilor Winkler to accept the construction policy as written. ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Canaday, Farris, Winkler, Lane, Grant, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed.
BILLS: The bills, in the amount of $225,912.28 were approved and ordered paid out of their respective funds, on motion by Councilor Peterson, second by Councilor Canaday. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
ANNEXATION OF MINOR LAND DIVISION: The following ordinance deals with the annexation of the minor land division approved in October 2020.
ORDINANCE NO. 947
(Ordinance No. 947 in its entirety on file in the City’s Ordinance File)
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO, TO EXTEND THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO, SO AS TO INCLUDE CERTAIN AREAS WITHIN THE INCORPORATED LIMITS OF THE CITY OF GRANGEVILLE BY ANNEXATION, BASED UPON THE REQUEST OF THE PROPERTY OWNERS THAT THE PROPERTIES HEREIN DESCRIBED BE ANNEXED; DESCRIBING THEREIN, BASED UPON THAT REQUEST, THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF THE ANNEXED AREAS; THAT ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH ARE HEREBY REPEALED; TO MAKE THE ORDINANCE EFFECTIVE UPON ITS PASSAGE, APPROVAL, AND PUBLICATION; and, TO PROVIDE FOR THE PUBLICATION OF THE ORDINANCE AND TO ALLOCATE THE COSTS OF ANNEXATION; and,
On motion by Councilor Peterson, second by Councilor Lane that the first reading be approved, that the rules be suspended, the second and third readings be waived and the ordinance be approved and adopted. ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Canaday, Farris, Winkler, Lane, Grant, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed. Mayor Lester then declared Ordinance No. 947 duly approved and adopted.
SURPLUS POLICE SERVICE WEAPON: This weapon was a retirement gift to the previous police chief. On motion by Councilor Peterson, second by Councilor Farris to declare the police service weapon, Glock Model 17, serial #PKZ977 surplus. ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Canaday, Farris, Winkler, Lane, Grant, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed.
The meeting adjourned at 6:33 P.M.
Wes Lester – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk