The City Council met in regular session on January 21, 2014 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 January 6th were approved as presented by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Lester. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
AGENDA AMENDMENT: Motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to add the two items listed to the agenda because they came in late. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
VISITORS: Ted Lindsley, with his attorney Greg FitzMaurice was present to discuss the vacation of the alley by Vista View Apartments. Greg FitzMaurice explained to the Council that the Lindsleys had a survey done of the property and it was determined the edge of the foundation on the Southeast corner of the building was slightly on City property along with the second floor balconies and first floor decks. Most of the encroachments have existed for decades. Lindsleys would like to be able to finance or sell the property in the future but can’t without a vacation. Lindsleys are requesting the alley be vacated to allow for the first and second floor encroachments along with the southeast corner of building to be corrected. Greg FitzMaurice stated the Lindsleys would need the full 8’ width of the alley by their building to fix the encroachment problem.
Public Works Director McFrederick stated the 24” culvert runs on the west side of alley line and under the building. His biggest concern on the line is that if something happens with it, the City would need to re-route the pipe and if the alley is vacated where would we put it.
OKTUBBERFEST: Mary Beth Meyers was present to explain her ideas for reviving Oktubberfest the weekend of September 26 & 27th. She has many ideas and requested road closures of both City only streets and Main Street. The Council and Police Chief voiced concerns with the extended Main Street closures. The Council voiced their overall support of the event and recommended she move forward to see if she can get volunteers for the event. She will come back to the Council with solid information if things move forward.
WWTP PHASE II UPDATE: Public Works Director McFrederick stated the screw press is onsite and set in place. Hopefully within a month it will be up and running. The non-potable water system was tested today and had no leaks. The substantial completion date is tentatively set for April 30th.
On motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilwoman Grant to approve Pay Request #6 to Shannon Industrial for $300,939.10. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: The department had 44 cases written, 24 citations, 3 written warnings and 142 calls for service for December 2013. The Police and Animal Control Report for December 2013 was accepted on motion by Councilman Peterson second by Councilman Lester. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present. The new computers are in and they are working toward getting all the software up to date.
The Snowhaven Minutes of January 9, 2014 were accepted on motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Lester. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
FOOTHILLS WATER LINE: Councilwoman Grant explained the Council committee met with the Highway District representatives on January 14th and talked about points of action for the water line in Crooks Street. The Highway District representatives will take the ideas back to the highway commissioners and then get back to the City.
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
Brenda & Doug McRoberts d/b/a Camas Lanes
GNDJI LLC d/b/a Depot Express
Jim’s Market Inc. d/b/a Cash & Carry Foods
Grangeville Depot LLC d/b/a Depot II
Walle Enterprises LLC d/b/a The Establishment
Susan K. Kutner d/b/a The Gallery Bistro
BPOE #1825 Inc. d/b/a Grangeville Elks Lodge #1825
Grangeville Pizza Factory Inc d/b/a Grangeville Pizza Factory
Xie Quan Deng d/b/a Hong Fa
TPS Properties LLC 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
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Dumas, Winkler, Lester, Grant, Peterson. The motion passed.
BILLS: The bills in the amount of $534,512.14 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.
CHANGE ORDER #3 WWTP PHASE II: Councilman Lester made a motion, second by Councilman Peterson to approve Change Order #3 which includes the solids loading pad building and plant drain lift station pumps for $85,259.00 for Phase II of the WWTP. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
SIDEWALK WAIVER REQUESTS: On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to grant an indefinite sidewalk waiver to Robert Jordan at 110 E South 10th Street. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to grant the indefinite sidewalk waiver for Performance Radiator and Auto at 406 Pine Street for Pine Street and North D Street. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
LIQUOR LICENSE: On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to grant approval of the liquor license for Rookies Sports Bar LLC d/b/a Rookies Sports Bar and Grill pending state approval and payment of application fee. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
ITEMS TO NOTE: John Cardwell with DEQ will be at City Hall on January 27, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. to review the Threemile Creek Natural Background Temperature Report.
The meeting adjourned at 8:25 P.M.
Bruce Walker – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk