City Council met in special session on January 23, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
Mayor Lester presided:
City employees present were Chief Drew, Public Works Director Mager, Attorney Green and City Administrator Kennedy.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the Council minutes of January 7th were approved as presented by Councilor Peterson, second by Councilor Winkler. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
AMENDMENT: On motion by Councilor Winkler, second by Councilor Grant to add the Cross Connection Control Policy for review to the agenda. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
VISITORS: Mindi and Lynn Frederickson were present. For her senior project, Mindi would like to have a trail run to raise money for the Syringa Hospital Hospice program. She is planning to have three different runs: a 5 mile, 10 mile and 20 mile, with all runs starting at Twin Pines. She asked for permission to use the watershed. It will be well organized and supervised and they will keep the property clean. Black Swan and Pat Cash have already granted permission. Mindi stated the run would be on July 6th. Councilor Grant asked who is responsible for liability. Mindi stated she plans to have a waiver participants will sign. Attorney Green stated the City does have insurance coverage. It was also stated when vendors use City property, they normally provide a certificate of insurance listing the City as additional insured. The Chamber has sponsored events in the past. Councilor Grant made a motion, second by Councilor Peterson to allow Mindi Frederickson to have her trail run at the watershed for her senior project contingent upon insurance coverage from a sponsor. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: Councilor Peterson stated the board has appointed small groups to look into a taxing district. On motion by Councilor Peterson, second by Councilor Farris, to accept the Library Minutes of January 17, 2019. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
FLAGS ON DECORATIVE LIGHT POLES: Public Works Director Mager told Farmer’s Market to buy one bracket and see how it looks. Mayor Lester suggested if other requests come in to allow them to work with Administrator Kennedy for approval. If others want to purchase more brackets they will work with Kennedy and Mager. On motion by Councilor Winkler, second by Councilor Farris to allow banners discussed in the last meeting on the decorative light poles. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present. Administrator Kennedy will work with the group to apply to the state for a permit.
NEW STREET LIGHT ON SOUTH MILL: As discussed last meeting, Avista is willing to install the light on South Mill Street. On motion by Councilor Winkler, second by Councilor Peterson to install a new street light at 108 S Mill. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
CROSS CONTROL: Mayor Lester opened discussion on the Cross Control Policy. Councilor Grant asked for clarification on closed systems for her personally and received clarification. Bruce Chapin was present from the community to listen to the discussion. Mager stated the primary focus in the first year will be to get the sprinkler systems in compliance. He will be working to make sure the City’s are installed and tested. The next meeting will be the Cross Control ordinance and the policy to be adopted by resolution.
CONSENT AGENDA: On motion by Councilor Peterson, seconded by Councilor Lane 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
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 Grangeville Pizza Factory
J Perez LLC d/b/a Melting Pot Café
Michael L. Ozmer d/b/a The Trails Restaurant & Lounge
Ceressero Corp. d/b/a Palenque Mexican Restaurant
CandT LLC d/b/a Seasons
Walle Enterprises 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 Inc d/b/a Cenex Zip Trip
Idaho County Veterans Assn Inc d/b/a Veterans Outreach & Community Center
Grangeville Border Days Inc. d/b/a Grangeville Border Days
LightenUp! LLC d/b/a Jungle Gym’s Indoor Play Center
Tim & Iana Campbell d/b/a The Rib Guy & Gal
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Farris, Winkler, Canaday, Lane, Grant, Peterson. The motion passed.
BILLS: The bills, in the amount of $208,434.91 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.
RESOLUTION NO. 263
(Resolution No. 263 in its entirety on file in the City’s Resolution File)
The following resolution was introduced by Councilor Peterson who moved for its adoption. Second by Councilor Winkler.
RESOLUTION FOR LEASE OF REAL PROPERTY
WHEREAS, the City of Grangeville desires to lease certain real property known as the Border Days Grounds and Arena to BORDER DAYS, INC., a nonprofit corporation; and
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Canaday, Farris, Winkler, Lane, Grant, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed. Mayor Lester then declared Resolution No. 263 duly approved and adopted.
REPLANTING WATERSHED WITH SEEDLINGS: Mayor Lester explained Matt Enberg wanted to know what the City would like to do on reseeding. In the past, Northwest Management made that decision and he recommends reseeding. The funds would be withheld from the timber check to cover the replanting. Councilor Grant felt it was a good idea and it’s the future of the next logging. On motion by Councilor Winkler, second by Councilor Grant to allow Northwest Management to reseed the watershed in logged areas. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
TECHNICAL REVIEW COMMITTEE: Mayor Lester asked to have Joe appointed to the technical review committee. On motion by Councilor Winkler, second by Councilor Lane to appoint Joe Bonn to the Technical Review Committee. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
NO PARKING ON FLORENCE: Public Works Director Mager asked the Council to consider no parking on Florence across from the restaurant on the park side. Mager stated long trailers including snow cats park by the restaurant. It’s shoving everything toward Florence. It makes it difficult to plow snow and makes it a hazard to have parking there. He would like to have no parking on the west side of South Florence from Main Street to the north side of South 1st where it dead ends into Florence. Councilor Peterson asked if it was mostly trailer parking causing the issue and if so, maybe it could be signed instead. Additional discussion will occur at the next meeting.
SURPLUS: On motion by Councilor Peterson, second by Councilor Winkler to allow Public Works to sell the 2002 Chevy 2wd pickup for the best price they can get since no bids were received. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
CHIP SEAL BUDGETED FUNDS OF $175,000: Public Works Director Mager stated they are not ready to chip seal yet. Chip seal is designed to salvage something that is good. There should be an asphalt plant locally this summer, so prices will be cheaper. Mager felt the City needs to fix the 2” mats that were installed in the 1990s. Areas needing repaired are North Hall and crack sealing in the Haener/Blewett area. He is also talking to Grangeville Highway District to put down BST over some of the work done a couple years ago in various areas and then finish up on North 7th Street. On motion by Councilor Grant, second by Councilor Winkler to allow Public Works to use up to the budgeted $175,000 for hot mix, BST and crack sealing instead of a chip seal project. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: On motion by Councilor Peterson, second by Councilor Winkler to enter executive session according to Section 74-206 (c) Land Acquisition. ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Canaday, Farris, Winkler, Lane, Grant, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed.
The meeting adjourned at 7:30 P.M.
Wes Lester – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk