The City Council met in regular session on March 6, 2017 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 February 6th and February 21st (Council did not have copies of the February 6th minutes at the previous meeting) were approved as presented by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Lane. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
VISITORS: Nancy Connolley explained the Walk for Life is May 13th. She has visited with the police chief. She requested permission to hang the banner from April 22nd – May 13th and a donation of 4 day pool passes. On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to accept the request for Walk for Life on May 13th, allow the banner to be hung from April 22nd to May 13th and to donate 4 day passes to the pool. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
Rachel Young explained they are stumbling on the location of the structure. Councilman Lester has been attending the meetings. One idea was to add on to the pavilion or add a structure behind the bleachers beside the pavilion. The structure is similar to the band shell at Craigmont. It was suggested to stop by Craigmont to look at their band shell when on an outing. Rachel explained the group isn’t interested in the east side of the Lions Park due to flooding, sun in the eyes of the audience and they need to be able to drive to the structure. Councilwoman Grant stopped by Craigmont’s and it is beautiful. She recommended using the same footprint as the existing pavilion at Pioneer Park. Mayor Walker felt the council wants something that looks nice, is multi-use and they would prefer using the same footprint. Ted Lindsley planned to have stakes before Thursday so the Council could stop by the park.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: The Planning and Zoning Minutes of February 28, 2017 were accepted on motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Winkler. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
MOUNTAIN VIEW BUSINESS PARK SUBDIVISION 2017: Hunter Edwards, representative for W&H Properties stated they combined the preliminary and final plat. It is a single lot subdivision to the west of Potlatch #1 Federal Credit Union. The street, curb, gutter and utilities are stubbed past the proposed lot; however there are no sidewalks.
Councilman Lester questioned why contour lines were waived by Planning and Zoning. It was explained they are usually used for engineering design, and slope; however they are not doing any type of engineering design because the road is already constructed.
Mayor Walker questioned where it drains. Hunter replied it drains to the gutter and to the west. Councilwoman Grant asked if the lot width is large enough for an entrance. Herman Kaschmitter explained the lot is 86’ x 200’ and is perfect for the entrance planned.
On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to accept the recommendation for approval from P&Z for Mountain View Business Park Subdivision 2017. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
The Fire Minutes of February 13th and February 27th and the Executive Minutes of February 13th were accepted on motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilwoman Grant. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
DISCUSSION ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO SUBDIVISION AND FEES: Public Works Director McFrederick explained the changes he is proposing.
Sewer Connection Policy – The changes would be to add a deferred payment schedule option, have a $150.00 minimum on Street Cut due to the work the staff performs and change the City responsibility to include location of utilities, inspect service tap on mainline and patch the street. This allows the plumbers to do the contracting work as most other City’s require.
Mayor Walker explained the buy in for sewer is $2860 and it is per equivalent residence (ER). The buy in fees were instituted to save for growth and/or expansion and new customers would buy in to the system since they hadn’t been paying a monthly bill previously to help maintain the system. The fee would be similar to a plane club. The club owns the plane and if you want to use it you have to join the club. Then the money is used for future costs associated with the plane. On the fee schedule when talking about ERs there is a formula/rate structure. You are charged by equivalent residence. The formula for commercial is pretty accurate. On the residential side a single family home = 1ER.
As part of the revision, McFrederick is looking at changes to the ER rather than the rate. For example, an apartment/duplex with two bedroom or less would maybe be .5 ER and a 3 bedroom or up would be 1 ER. These ER equivalents are still being researched.
Water Connection Policy – Most new water connections are 1” and the parts cost are $1220. It was suggested listing out the 1” parts costs on the policy. The buy in would remain using the adjustments on the proposed sewer connections and add a $150.00 minimum on Street Cut. The deferral agreement would be an addition to the policy along with patching as necessary within the right of way. For larger connections, it is parts and materials.
Councilwoman Grant stated on new residential homes the fees should be included in mortgage. Grant also questioned the wording on “backflow may be required”. McFrederick is looking into a backflow program so he’ll change it to required.
Deferred Payment Schedule: Create a deferred payment schedule to allow payments for a maximum of 5 years.
Minor Land divisions: The developer would fill out application, pay fee, and submit a record of survey. The proposal states a property could be divided into 4 parcels once per year.
Minimum lot size: The City doesn’t have a minimum lot size and the recommendation is 50’x100’.
Discussion occurred whether the minor land divisions and minimum lot size would be for residential only or if it includes commercial. Mike Cook stated he is working on the county subdivision. He’d be willing to meet with McFrederick. Mayor Walker stated the Minor Land Divisions and Lot size would go before P&Z.
BEER AND WINE LICENSES: On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to approve the Beer & Wine License for Idaho County Veterans Association Inc. d/b/a Veterans Outreach & Community Center pending County approval. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
ANNEXATION OF MOUNTAIN VIEW BUSINESS PARK SUBDIVISION 2017:
ORDINANCE NO. 913
(Ordinance No. 913 in its entirety on file in the City’s Ordinance File)
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO, TO EXTEND THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO, SO AS TO INCLUDE CERTAIN AREAS WITHIN THE INCORPORATED LIMITS OF THE CITY OF GRANGEVILLE BY ANNEXATION; THAT ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH ARE HEREBY REPEALED; TO MAKE THE ORDINANCE EFFECTIVE UPON ITS PASSAGE, APPROVAL, AND PUBLICATION; TO PROVIDE FOR THE PUBLICATION OF THE ORDINANCE, AND TO ALLOCATE THE COSTS OF ANNEXATION; and,
On motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Winkler that the first reading be approved, that the rules be suspended, the second and third readings be waived and the ordinance be approved and adopted. ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Farris, Winkler, Lester, Lane, Grant, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed. Mayor Walker then declared Ordinance No. 913 duly approved and adopted.
The meeting adjourned at 8:47 P.M.
Bruce Walker – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk