The City Council met in regular session on March 5, 2012 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
Mayor Walker presided:
City employees present were Attorney Green, Public Works Director McFrederick, Chief Drew and Clerk Kennedy.
MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the minutes of the February 21st meeting were approved as presented by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Lorentz. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
PUBLIC HEARING ON THE VACATION OF A PORTION OF 8TH STREET: Clerk Kennedy explained that 8th Street was dedicated in both the South Addition and Knob Hill Addition. The dedicated street in Knob Hill is currently part of the backyards of some of the citizens. Through the vacation process the City plans to vacate that area in the backyards and will keep 8th Street as currently being used.
Attorney Green stated that it is important for the City to move forward. Then it will accurately reflect that the City owns the street where it exists and not in the back yards of properties. After tonight, the next step will be to get an accurate 8th Street legal description for what is being used.
Written Correspondence: None
The hearing was closed.
On motion by Councilman Lorentz, second by Councilman Houger to direct the City Attorney to draw up a City Ordinance to vacate the existing 8th Street. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
VISITORS: Herb Lindsey a republican candidate for Idaho County Sheriff introduced himself to the Council. He has been in law enforcement for almost 30 years and has worked in every area of Idaho County.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: The department had 30 cases written, 8 citations, 2 written warnings, 106 calls for service, 3 dogs and 1 cat handled. The Police and Animal Control Report for February 2012 was accepted on motion by Councilman Lorentz second by Councilman Peterson. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
Chief Drew hired Mike Quintal as our new police officer. He comes from Lewis County and will start on March 20, 2012.
The Snowhaven Minutes from March 1, 2012 were accepted on motion by Councilman Houger, second by Councilman Peterson. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
FIRE AT WWTP: The fire investigator showed up on Thursday last week and through ICRMP notified the City to get bids to get the building fixed. The quick response by the fire department saved the equipment in the building.
PEBBLE CREEK ADMINISTRATOR: Mayor Walker would like to appoint Jeff McFrederick as the new administrator, replacing retired Ken Gortsema. On motion by Councilman Houger, second by Councilman Peterson to allow the Mayor to appoint Jeff McFrederick as the administrator for Pebble Creek Subdivision. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present. Mayor Walker appointed Jeff McFrederick as the administrator of the Pebble Creek Subdivision.
ARBOR DAY PROCLAMATION AND GRANT: Mayor Walker proclaimed April 27, 2012 as Arbor Day in Grangeville. On motion by Councilman Lorentz, second by Councilman Peterson to authorize the Mayor to sign the Arbor Day Grant application. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
ITEMS TO NOTE: The Council received the 2010-2011 Year End Walco Tonnage Reports.
The meeting adjourned at 8:05 P.M.
Bruce Walker – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk