The City Council met in regular session on June 17, 2013 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 the June 3rd meeting were approved as presented by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Lester. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
AMENDMENT: On motion by Councilman Lorentz, second by Councilman Peterson to amend the agenda to include Kathy Ackerman as her request came in too late to get on the original agenda. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
VISITORS: Cheryl Currin requested permission to have a Girls Scout Camp at Lions Park on July 29th – August 1st from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilwoman Grant to allow the Girls Scouts to use Lions Park from July 29th – August 1st from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
Chuck Rogers, Triangle Tavern was present to request a catering permit over Border Days. On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to approve the catering permit for the Triangle Tavern for July 3rd – 5th 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 a.m. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
On motion by Councilman Lorentz, second by Councilman Peterson to approve the beer and wine by the drink application for Susan K. Kutner d/b/a The Gallery Bistro pending state approval. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present. Shanna Cool was present representing her request for approval to change the location for her beer and wine license. On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Houger to approve the location change for Shanna Cool and The Twisted Cellar to 123 West Main pending state approval. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
Rachel Young, Grangeville Arts, was contacted by Idaho County Orchestra and asked if they could be added to the concert series on August 22nd from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The additional concert would be a benefit for Camas Prairie Food Bank. Councilman Lester made a motion, second by Councilman Lorentz to allow Grangeville Arts to use Pioneer Park for another concert on August 22nd. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
Casey and Leanne Bruegeman, represented by Ted Wilkins explained they are looking into constructing a greenhouse on the property belonging to Frank Hausladen (old car wash). The property previously had services; however when The Depot needed water, they were allowed to use the meter and have been using it since. They would like to have water and sewer even though they are not contiguous. They would like to hook up to the private sewer line that serves Greens and Volkmans.
Public Works Director McFrederick explained the site plan submitted is fine. The private sewer line is a 6” line so it would be ok. The old sewer service is on southwest corner of the property and they don’t know the condition of the line. The private line is on the north side and would work better. McFrederick felt it needed to be stated if the property becomes contiguous then the property would need to annex.
Water is the issue, as originally four properties shared one water meter as a backup if the well went down. The Depot is using that water connection right now. Discussion occurred on an equity buy in fee and possible annexation from the Quality Heating side rather than to the South. A decision could not be made without further research from the Council. This will be revisited at the July 1st meeting.
Kathy Ackerman was present to discuss concerns over the new pool hours. She was concerned that with the pool closed on weekends and evenings in June how does that better serve citizens, especially working families. On weekends, people visit and use the parks, and it helps showcase the town. She would like the hours reconsidered or at least have public input.
Councilman Lorentz stated pools are big losers financially. The City is trying to keep the pool open as much as possible and minimize costs. This year is abnormally hot where normally it is rainy in June. The City is looking at the pool’s continued existence. He felt it is the Council’s job to try to manage the pool economically so it can be kept around forever rather than keep it open all days.
LIBRARY REPORT: No report.
IDA-LEW AND GRANGEVILLE FOREST SERVICE RETENTION COMMITTEE UPDATE: Councilwoman Dumas reported Ida-Lew put in for an Albertsons grant and it was rejected. Melisa Bryant will have to decide where her office space will be as the Department of Labor will not allow free space. The Forest Service Retention Committee’s appeal was denied. At this time the committee will stay more as a watch dog type entity.
ORDINANCE #884 WELLHEAD PERMITTED USES: Attorney Green made changes to the permitted uses in the wellhead protection ordinance and they are all in section 2 B. The main change was instead of “shall be allowed”, it was changed to “may” and it is at the discretion of the City only. It was left vague so the City can determine who will make the decision.
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 Lorentz made a motion, second by Councilman Lester that the first reading be approved. ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Dumas, Houger, Lester, Lorentz, Grant, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed.
BILLS: The bills in the amount of $266,936.37 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.
SIDEWALK WAIVER RENEWAL COLUMBIA GRAIN: On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman to approve an indefinite sidewalk waiver for Columbia Grain at 1010 Hill Street. Motion carried by unanimous vote of the Council present.
DISCOUNTED SHOWER REQUEST: The Fuller Center for Housing requested a discounted shower rate those bikers riding through Grangeville. Councilman Lester stated a couple years ago showers were discussed and it was determined $3.00 is very reasonable. He felt the request should be denied. No further action taken.
WWTP PHASE II CONTRACT: The preconstruction meeting is tomorrow. On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilwoman Grant to approve the contract for WWTP Phase II with Shannon Industrial and approve Mayor and City Clerk to sign it. 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. Walco Tonnage Reports: 2011-12 YTD and 2012-13 1st QTR
The meeting adjourned at 9:00 P.M.
Bruce Walker – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk