The City Council met in regular session on January 4, 2016 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, Clerk Kennedy and Attorney Green.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the minutes of December 21st were approved as presented by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilwoman Grant. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
VISITORS: Chuck Rogers with the Triangle Tavern explained on Christmas Day he was shut down by the City, County and State. The State statute prohibits liquor on Christmas day but it is ok to serve beer and wine. He felt there was no effort made to check any other business in town. Since he complained about previous Officer Smith, he feels he has been harassed. He stated business is down because the cops harass him. He wants to know who is hiring new young cops and making sure they are reigned in and he wanted to know he’s monitoring the chief. He was told he needs to file a complaint with the police department. If needed, Mayor Walker and Chief Drew will meet with Mr. Rogers.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: The Planning and Zoning Minutes of December 22, 2015 were accepted on motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Lane. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
CITY SURVEY: Councilman Lane provided an update to the Council on the City survey. The committee will come back with revisions.
THANK YOU: Mayor Walker thanked Councilwoman Dumas for her service to the City.
OATHS OF OFFICE: At this time the following newly elected officials of the City of Grangeville, Councilmembers Michael Peterson, Pete Lane and Amy Farris 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.
A motion was made by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilwoman Grant to nominate Councilman Lester, President of the Council. Nominations were closed. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present to elect Councilman Lester President of the Council.
CONSENT AGENDA: Councilman Peterson, seconded by Councilman Lester to accept the consent agenda as presented.
1. Approve the following Boards and Commissions:
Library Board: David Rauzi (2015), Brett Rogers (2019), Meleah McCulley (2019),
Serena Jackson (2020), Susan Anderson (2020), Amy Farris (liaison)
Planning and Zoning Commission: Michael Cook (2017), Yolanda Stout (2017),
Kevin Asker (2018), Don Kissinger (2017), Lance McColloch (2018)
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 Dan Tackett
2. Approve the Council Committees for 2016
3. Approve the applications submitted by the following business for pawn,
secondhand & junk store licenses pending payment of application fee.
Ralph Martin d/b/a Martin’s Antiques
Brian Perry d/b/a B & B Bargain Store
Sherry Joliff d/b/a Sherry’s Closet Treasure Thrift Store
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Farris, Winkler, Lester, Lane, Grant, Peterson. The motion passed.
SIDEWALK WAIVER: On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to grant Clarence Ball, 315 N State an indefinite sidewalk waiver. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
RECOMMENDATION ON SYRINGA THRIFT STORE AND HIGHWAY 95 ANNEXATION: On motion by Councilman Lane, second by Councilman Lester to have Attorney Green draft an annexation ordinance for Syringa Hospital and a portion of Highway 95 as Industrial for next meeting. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
PLANNING AND ZONING: Mayor Walker would like to appoint Dan Gautney to P&Z with Council approval. On motion by Councilman Lester , second by Councilman Peterson to approve the Mayor’s appointment of Dan Gautney to Planning and Zoning to complete Ed Eckert’s term, expiring 10/6/16. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
ITEMS TO NOTE:
The meeting adjourned at 8:10 P.M.
Bruce Walker – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk