The City Council met in regular session on January 20, 2009 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
Mayor Walker presided:
Councilmember attendance by phone:
City employees present were Chief Sedam, Public Works Director Gortsema, Attorney Green and Clerk Kennedy.
The meeting was called to order and the minutes of the January 5th regular meeting were approved as presented by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Houger. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
VISITORS: Pam Ceniga, works for the YWCA in Lewiston but is an advocate in this area for teen dating violence. There is a state wide program and she will be out in the community presenting classes to students about setting and respecting boundaries, control boundaries and that no means no. They have partnered with the police department who sent Officer Walters to the same training and together they will educate the youth. National teen dating violence awareness week is the first week in February so they plan to be doing the classes in the month of February.
CONSENT AGENDA: Councilman Lester, seconded by Councilman Peterson 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
Barbara K. Duncan d/b/a Barb’s Café
Brenda & Doug McRoberts d/b/a Camas Lanes
GNDJI LLC d/b/a Depot Express
Ernie’s Steakhouse LLC d/b/a Ernie’s Steakhouse & 41 Club
Jim’s Market Inc. d/b/a Cash & Carry
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
Sunset Marts Inc. d/b/a Sunset Mart #12
Jimmie W. Henderson d/b/a The Establishment
Sue Kay Kutner d/b/a The Gallery
Kimberly Ann Eliott d/b/a Triangle Tavern
Cenex Petroleum Inc d/b/a Zip Trip #21
2. Snowhaven Minutes – January 8, 2009
3. Police Reports – Man Hour Report 2008 & End of Year Report 2008
4. Move the second meeting in February to Tuesday, February 17th, due to President’s Day Holiday
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: DeHaas, Houger, Lester, Peterson. The motion passed.
INTERSECTION AT HILL STREET AND NORTH IDAHO AVENUE: Chief Sedam reported high car counts at the intersection of Hill and Idaho and felt signing all of North Idaho with yields or stop signs would be appropriate if the Council wants Idaho Avenue to be a through street for North and South traffic. Whether that is correct or not, he recommends yield signs on Hill Street on both sides of Idaho Avenue. Councilman Lester asked the Chief to check Middle Street for signage also. Councilman Houger felt the City would be sending the wrong message if North Idaho is made a through street. He felt the City needed to step back and look at the count again in 30 days and compare it to other streets like North State and North B. Mayor Walker reiterated comments made by Councilman Lorentz last meeting in that North Idaho is confusing. Chief Sedam will do additional counts on North B and North State and get back to the Council at a future meeting.
INTERSECTION AT EARLY BIRD SUPPLY, PINE STREET AND NORTH D STREET: Early Bird estimated approximately 20 cars per hour using this intersection. After reviewing the intersection, Chief Sedam recommended a stop sign at the end of Early Bird’s driveway and stop signs on North D Street on both sides of Pine Street, one of which would replace the existing yield sign by The Triangle. On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Houger to approve Chief Sedam’s recommendation of three stop signs at the intersection of Pine and North D Streets and the Early Bird Driveway. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present. Public Works Director Gortsema asked if Early Bird Supply would pay the cost of the sign on their private driveway. The Council felt Early Bird Supply should pay the cost just like other property owners that have signs on private property.
BILLS: The bills in the amount of $256,224.20 were approved and ordered paid out of their respective funds, on motion by Councilman Houger, second by Councilman Lester. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
PLANNING AND ZONING: On motion by Councilman Houger, second by Councilman Peterson to reappoint Kevin Asker to P&Z for a 3 year term expiring February 6, 2012. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
SIDEWALK WAIVER: On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to grant Early Bird Supply, 322 North D Street an indefinite sidewalk waiver. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
RESOLUTION NO. 211
(Resolution No. 211 in its entirety on file in the City’s Resolution File)
The following resolution was introduced by Councilman Lester who moved for its adoption. Second by Councilman Houger.
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO COUNTY AUTHORIZING DESTRUCTION OF THE FOLLOWING POLICE DEPARTMENT RECORDS: VARIOUS
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: DeHaas, Houger, Lester, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed. Mayor Walker then declared Resolution No. 211 duly approved and adopted.
RESOLUTION NO. 212
(Resolution No. 212 in its entirety on file in the City’s Resolution File)
The following resolution was introduced by Councilman Houger who moved for its adoption. Second by Councilman Lester.
A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO, ADOPTING AN IDENTITY THEFT PREVENTION PROGRAM
CITY ATTORNEY CONTRACT: On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to authorize the Mayor to sign the legal services contract between Adam H. Green and the City. ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: DeHaas, Houger, Lester, Peterson. The motion passed.
SPONSORSHIP OF GRANT FOR HORIZON RECREATION COMMITTEE: Councilman Lester made a motion, second by Councilman Houger to authorize the City to be a sponsor for the Horizon Recreation Committee for a grant request through the Idaho Community Foundation. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Houger to go into Executive Session according to Section 67-2345 (f). ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: DeHaas, Houger, Lester, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed.
A motion was made by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to go out of Executive Session. ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: DeHaas, Houger, Lester, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed.
WWTP PHOSPHORUS TREATMENT: Mayor Walker explained that the City has three options in which to comply with phosphorus regulations at the plant. Those options are filtration, store and release or land application. On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilwoman DeHaas to authorize J-U-B to finish the Wastewater Facility Plan with the City choosing the store and release option. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
ITEMS TO NOTE: The Planning and Zoning Commission needs another member.
The meeting adjourned at 9:00 P.M.
Bruce Walker – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – City Clerk