The City Council met in special session on January 2, 2018 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
Mayor Walker opened the meeting; turning it over to Mayor Lester after installation:
City employees present were Chief Drew, Public Works Director McFrederick, Clerk Kennedy and Attorney Green.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the minutes of December 18th were approved as presented by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilwoman Grant. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
AMENDMENTS: On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to add Ralph Martin d/b/a Martin’s Antiques to the consent agenda for approval of a secondhand, pawn, junk store license. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
VISITORS: Mike Cook, Planning and Zoning Chairman, was present to request the council consider revising the subdivision code to allow for minor lot subdivisions as originally presented by Public Works Director McFrederick. As P&Z chairman, he would like to recommend the Council move forward with amending the code. Councilman Lester asked if Jeff had more to revise in the subdivision code. Public Works Director McFrederick stated there is more; however it will take a while to completely redraft; probably at least a year.
Councilwoman Grant referred to section C and thought annexation should be included in this section. Under section D, Councilman Lester asked if the public utilities referred to include just the City or also Avista and other public utilities. McFrederick stated it is City utilities only. The proposal will be modified and then the Council was in agreement to have it proceed through the process, starting with Planning and Zoning.
Mayor Walker felt when looking at a future subdivision whether big or little, the City needs to get street row and utility access on any future development.
MAYOR WALKER FAREWELL: Mayor Walker took the time to thank his wife, elected officials and staff present.
OATHS OF OFFICE: At this time the following newly elected officials of the City of Grangeville, Mayor Wes Lester and Councilmembers Dylan Canaday, Beryl Grant, and Scott Winkler were sworn into office by Clerk Kennedy and the official oaths were duly executed and filed. Each one was then presented with a Certificate of Election.
Mayor Lester stated Mayor Walker was very dedicated to the City; in the 10 years as Mayor, he only missed 2 meetings.
A motion was made by Councilwoman Grant, second by Councilwoman Farris to nominate Councilman Winkler, President of the Council. Nominations were closed. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
CONSENT AGENDA: Councilman Peterson, seconded by Councilman Winkler to accept the consent agenda as presented.
1. Re-appoint Jeff Kutner to a 3-year P&Z term expiring 1/16/21
2. Approve the following Boards and Commissions:
Library Board: Brennan Wright (2020), Brett Rogers (2019), Meleah McCulley (2018), Susan Anderson (2019), Amy Farris (liaison)
Planning and Zoning Commission: Michael Cook (2020), Yolanda Stout (2020),
Kevin Asker (2018), Don Kissinger (2020), Dan Gautney (2020), Lance McColloch (2018), Jeff Kutner (2021)
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, Dock Stroop, Lynda Fox, Mark Gravatt
Technical Review Committee: Mike Sturdevant, Tim Kaschmitter and Fire Chief Mager, Police Chief Drew, Brian Lorentz
3. Approve the Council Committees for 2018
4. Approve the applications submitted by the following business for pawn,
secondhand & junk store licenses.
Brian Perry d/b/a B & B Bargain Store
Syringa General Hospital Foundation d/b/a Syringa Auxiliary Thrift Shop
Lynn Chernugel d/b/a Once Around Again
Craig & Rhonda Clovis d/b/a Sissys Thrift
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Farris, Winkler, Canaday, Lane, Grant, Peterson. The motion passed.
FIRE CODE ORDINANCE: Fire Chief Bob Mager attended a fire code class in October due to the number of inspections taking place. During the class they started talking about city fire codes and making sure they are current. The City’s fire code is out of date and not proactive. City code requires smoke detectors in rentals which are addressed in the International Fire Code. City Code also has the City set up in fire zones which was unnecessary and unused. The recommendation is to adopt the revised ordinance adopting the most current International Fire Codes as adopted by the State of Idaho.
ORDINANCE NO. 917
(Ordinance No. 917 in its entirety on file in the City’s Ordinance File)
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GRANGEVILLE PROVIDING FOR THE AMENDMENT OF GRANGEVILLE CITY CODE SECTION 4-4-1 RELATING TO THE ADOPTION OF THE MOST CURRENT VERSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF GRANGEVILLE CITY CODE SECTION 4-4-2; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF GRANGEVILLE CITY CODE SECTION 4-4-3; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; AND, PROVIDING FOR THE ORDINANCE BECOMING EFFECTIVE UPON ITS PASSAGE, APPROVAL, AND PUBLICATION.
On motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman 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. 917 duly approved and adopted.
CATERING PERMIT: On motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilwoman Farris to approve the catering permit for Grangeville Country Club catering for the Syringa Hospital Foundation Gala on February 24, 2018 from 6pm-1am at the Grangeville Event Center, 1005 Highway 13. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
PRESENTATION TO MAYOR WALKER: Mayor Lester stated Bruce Walker joined the fire department in 1980 and has been with city ever since. He served 30 years with the fire department, and 32 years as council and mayor. Bruce was presented with an old restored fire hydrant and metal sign thanking him for his years of dedicated service to the City.
The meeting adjourned at 8:00 P.M.
Wes Lester – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk