The City Council met in regular session on July 1, 2013 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
Mayor Walker presided:
Councilmembers absent: Shelley Dumas
City employees present were Chief Drew, Attorney Green, and Clerk Kennedy. Public Works Director McFrederick absent.
MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the minutes of June 17th and June 24th were approved as presented by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Lester. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
AGENDA AMENDMENT: On motion by Councilman Lorentz, second by Councilman Peterson to amend agenda to add Carla Bruegeman as the request came in today. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
VISITORS: On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Lorentz to approve the catering permit for The Twisted Cellar at 123 West Main Street for July 4th and 5th at the back of the property from 3:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. on July 4th and 5th, 2013. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
Kathy Ackerman was present to discuss the pool hours, asking the council to reconsider their decision and specifically ask to be open on Sunday. She felt the decision appeared to be made haphazardly. Mayor Walker explained there was a survey available last season, and although the hours were reduced, the committee also tried to offer new items. The breakeven numbers aren’t there for Sundays. The committee met to review all the information available and made a recommendation on changes for the 2013 season. Kathy stated June swimming is off limits for working families because no weekends or nights are available.
After discussion, Councilman Lester made a motion, second by Councilwoman Grant to open the pool on Sundays from 1-5pm during July and August, other than the Idaho Forest Group party, if the pool manager can schedule lifeguards. Councilman Lorentz felt it insulted the pool manager to make a decision without her here and she was working at the pool at the time of the meeting. Councilman Peterson was concerned about lifeguards not having time off. Voting No: Houger, Lorentz, Peterson Voting Yes: Lester, Grant. Motion failed.
Carla Bruegeman was speaking on behalf of everyone involved in the car wash property. They are willing to annex the old car wash property by The Depot. They would like to build the building as soon as the land closes but they want to make sure they have City utilities. Attorney Green explained the annexation process. As soon as the consent to annexation is signed and recorded, the annexation can move forward and no one can decide to withdraw. Planning and Zoning will hold a hearing to determine the zoning of the property that would be annexed. As long as everyone signs the consent to annex, they will have a guarantee of water.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: The Library Minutes of June 12, 2013 were accepted on motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilwoman Grant. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
HEALTH INSURANCE UPDATE: The projected rate increase for October 1st is 6.6% – 9.6%. Clerk Kennedy explained III-A decided they were not going to pay the insurance agents for Cities as of July 1st. Those Cities that choose to do so would need to pay their agents direct. The Health Insurance Committee felt the Committee could call Don Solberg and ask questions if needed and then Don could bill the City as he felt necessary.
ORDINANCE NO. 884: Attorney Green presented the ordinance to the Commissioners and he received good feedback. Commissioners Rockwell and Chmelik both said they would support the ordinance as drafted. The City can adopt and then we’ll send it to the county for their adoption.
ORDINANCE NO. 884
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GRANGEVILLE PROVIDING FOR THE AMENDMENT OF SECTION 10-7-4 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF GRANGEVILLE CONCERNING UNDERGROUND INJECTION WELLS; PROVIDING FOR THE ORDINANCE BECOMING EFFECTIVE UPON ITS PASSAGE, APPROVAL, AND PUBLICATION; AND, PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH. Councilman Lester made a motion, second by Councilman Peterson that the rules be suspended, the second and third reading be waived and the ordinance be passed and adopted. ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Houger, Lester, Lorentz, Grant, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed. Mayor Walker then declared Ordinance No. 884 duly approved and adopted.
SICK LEAVE REQUEST: Rick Lueker is requesting 650 hours of sick leave. He is unable to work at this time. On motion by Councilwoman Grant, second by Councilman Lester to Rick Lueker up to 650 hours sick leave from the sick bank per his request. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
ITEMS TO NOTE: Budget meetings: July 8th, 10th and 17th at 6:00 p.m.
The meeting adjourned at 8:25 P.M.
Bruce Walker – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk