The City Council met in regular session on March 7, 2016 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 16th were approved as presented by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Lester. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
VISITORS: Louise Ellenberg, representing Walk for Life asked for a police escort, to hang the banner from April 22nd until May 7th and 4 day passes to the pool. On motion by Councilman Winkler, second by Councilman Lester to allow Walk for Life to hang their banner on the dates requested, to donate 4 day passes for the pool and police escort based upon availability. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
Rachel Young requested use of Pioneer Park for the Summer Concert Series on July 14th July 21st, July 28th, August 4th and August 11th. August 11th is tentative. On motion by Winkler, second by Councilman Peterson to allow Grangeville Arts to have their summer concert series on the requested dates from 6pm – 8pm. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
Michelle Purdue with the Farmers Market requested use of Pioneer Park for the 10th season of the Farmers Market. They would like to run July 2nd through September 24th on Saturdays 8:00 am – 1:00 pm, including the use of the pavilion and they would like to have items during the concert series on Thursday evening. They would like to have the same area across the hilltop and use the pavilion on Saturday only. On motion by Councilman Winkler, second by Councilman Peterson to hold the Farmers Market at Pioneer Park starting July 2nd including Saturday mornings and the pavilion and Thursday evenings during the concert series. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
David Arnold, PCEI stated the contract for the 319 grant with IDEQ was signed in February. The main goal of the project is to provide shade on 3 Mile Creek to help keep temperatures cool. So far three different sites will be planted: by the rodeo grounds on Hall Street, a small section on the corner of State and 2nd Street and on Spencer ranch south of town. They have about 4000 cuttings ready to plant along the creek in the next couple weeks. They are looking for volunteers to help plant. The planting is done on the edges of the creek. This is a 2 year project, so it is just getting started. Another planting will occur in the fall or the spring.
Jordan Reuter attended the meeting to work on his citizenship and communication badge for Boy Scouts.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: The Planning and Zoning Minutes of February 17th and March 1st were accepted on motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilwoman Grant. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
The recommendation from P&Z was to rezone Tax #806 as requested by Ted Lindsley. Councilman Winkler asked what the plans were for the property and if he had access. Ted wasn’t sure of his plans. Ted thought there was an approximately 24’ easement from Main Street on Lane’s property. Councilman Winkler questioned Ted about water and sewer for the property including the main on his property. Ted stated sewer is in Main Street. At some point in the future he may want to look at connecting if Main Street was dug up. It was questioned whether the sewer line can be placed in an easement. Attorney Green stated the easement language would need to be reviewed. Councilman Winkler stated he would feel more comfortable addressing this request after reviewing the easement as the sewer could potentially be a problem and commercial zoning could provide additional traffic.
On motion by Councilman Winkler, second by Councilman Lester to postpone the decision until review of the easement is completed by Attorney Green and the council. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
ORDINANCE RELATED TO SYRINGA HOSPITAL: A provision in the transfer agreement between the City and the Hospital was that no one could operate the hospital but the district. Attorney Joe Wright explained in order to finance the remaining remodel they use the IHFA authority, which in case of default would allow IHFA the rights to come in and direct the running of the organization. An Ordinance consenting to Syringa Hospital’s Idaho Health Facilities Authority Transaction was read.
ORDINANCE NO. 906
(Ordinance No. 906 in its entirety on file in the City’s Ordinance File)
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO, CONSENTING TO THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION BETWEEN SYRINGA HOSPITAL DISTRICT, IDAHO HEALTH FACILITIES AUTHORITY AND ZIONS BANK; PROVIDING RECITALS; ADOPTING RECITALS AS PART OF ORDINANCE; CONSENTING TO THE TRANSACTION AND FINANCING DOCUMENTS; CONSENTING TO EXECUTION OF DOCUMENTS; CONSENTING TO REASSIGNMENT BY BANK; PROVIDING THAT THE TRANSACTION AND FINANCING DOCUMENTS, OR EXERCISE OF RIGHTS OR PEFORMANCE OF OBLIGATIONS UNDER FINANCING DOCUMENTS SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE DEFAULT UNDER PRIOR WARRANTY DEED AND TRANSFER AGREEMENT; SUBORDINATING THE CITY’S RIGHTS UNDER WARRANTY DEED AND TRANSFER AGREEMENT TO BANK’S INTERESTS; PROVIDING THAT THE CITY’S CONSENT TO THE FINANCING DOCUMENTS UNDER THIS ORDINANCE INCLUDES CONSENT TO AMENDMENTS TO THE FINANCING DOCUMENTS THAT DO NOT MATERIALLY IMPAIR CITY’S INTERESTS UNDER PRIOR WARRANTY DEED AND TRANSFER AGREEMENT; PROVIDNG FOR REPEAL OF ALL ORDINANCES, AND PARTS THEREOF, IN CONFLICT WITH THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING THAT THIS ORDINANCE IS SEVERABLE; PROVIDING THAT THIS ORDINANCE SHALL BE EFFECTIVE UPON ADOPTION AND PUBLICATION AS PROVIDED BY LAW.
On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson 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 and published by summary. ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Farris, Winkler, Lester, Grant, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed. Mayor Walker then declared Ordinance No. 906 duly approved and adopted.
CATERING PERMIT FOR CHOCOLATE FANTASY: On motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilwoman Grant to approve the catering permit for Grangeville Country Club at Sts. Peter and Paul Activity Center for Chocolate Fantasy on March 19th from 4pm to 12am. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
COMPOST UPDATE: Public Works Director McFrederick stated the Biosolids Management Plan was approved by DEQ so the City will have about 50 yards to sell. It’s wet but once it dries and runs through mixer it will be available to sell. Councilman Lester asked if the City could take yard waste. McFrederick stated the City will only use our own park grass due to the limit we are allowed.
MYRTLE AND CASH WELL REHAB: Public Works Director McFrederick stated Myrtle Well is being flushed and then will be tested before it goes back online. Cash well was done before Myrtle and both wells are rehabilitated.
NEW 4 WHEELER: Public Works Director McFrederick explained he underestimated the cost of 2 ATVS. He is asking for an additional $2662 so he can buy the 2nd ATV. WWTP is going to buy the existing 4 wheeler at public works for $2,500 to offset the additional cost. On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Winkler to allow PW to purchase the 2 4wheelers and use the additional $162 out of the existing budget. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
PROCLAMATION ARBOR DAY: Mayor Walker read the Arbor Day Proclamation and declared April 29, 2016 Arbor Day in the City of Grangeville.
ARBOR DAY GRANT: On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to authorize the Mayor to sign the Arbor Day Grant. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
ITEMS TO NOTE: Walco Tonnage Reports for 2014-15 year end and the 1st quarter of 2015-16 were received by the Council.
The meeting adjourned at 8:25 P.M.
Bruce Walker – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk