The City Council met in regular session on March 16, 2015 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 March 2nd were approved as presented by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilwoman Grant. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
AGENDA AMENDMENT: On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to amend the agenda to include discussion on a heat pump for City Hall because the quote came in after the agenda deadline. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
VISITORS: Fire Chief Dan Tackett was present to request permission to try to purchase a used fire truck. The 1972 truck is outdated and needs to be repalced. The trucks have a $62,000-$152,000 range in price. The department would like to be authorized to purchase a truck over the next 4 month period if they find one that will work. On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to authorize the fire department to spend up to $150,000 of budgeted money for a fire truck. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: The department had 24 cases written, 14 citations, 4 written warnings and 99 calls for service for February 2015. The Police and Animal Control Report for February 2015 was accepted on motion by Councilman Peterson second by Councilman Winkler. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present. Chief Drew put on a presentation for Kooskia, Kamiah and Grangeville Masonic lodges which was an educational overview of a day in the Grangeville Police Department.
On motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilwoman Grant to accept the Fire Department Minutes for February 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd, 2015. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
BILLS: The bills in the amount of $162,997.68 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.
RESOLUTION NO. 243
(Resolution No. 243 in its entirety on file in the City’s Resolution File)
The following resolution was introduced by Councilman Lester who moved for its adoption. Second by Councilman Peterson.
RESOLUTION DESIGNATING MAYOR AS DESIGNEE FOR DETERMINATION OF ALCOHOL BEVERAGE CATERING PERMITS DURING EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Dumas, Winkler, Lester, Lane, Grant, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed. Mayor Walker then declared Resolution No. 243 duly approved and adopted.
REPLACEMENT OF HEAT PUMP FOR CITY HALL: The unit for City Hall needs replaced as it is running on auxiliary heat and due to the number of repairs already done on the unit, Quality Hearting does not recommend repair. On motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Winkler to purchase a heat pump for City Hall. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present. Public Works Director McFrederick will get a couple more bids.
ITEMS TO NOTE:
The meeting adjourned at 8:00 P.M.
Bruce Walker – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk