The City Council met in regular session on March 7, 2022 at 6:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers.
Mayor Lester presided
By phone: Amy Farris
City employees present were Chief Newman, Public Works Director Mager, Attorney Green and City Administrator Kennedy.
MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the minutes of February 22nd were approved as presented by Councilor Peterson, seconded by Councilor Canaday. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
VISITORS: Rachel Young with Grangeville Arts requested permission to use Pioneer Park for the summer concert series. On motion by Councilor Winkler, second by Councilor Peterson to allow Grangeville Arts to use Pioneer Park for the summer concert services July 14, 21, 28 and August 4, 2022. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: On motion by Councilor Peterson, second by Councilor Grant to accept the Planning and Zoning March 3, 2022. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
Discussion then occurred on the conditional use application submitted by Daniel and Terri Tackett. The applicant was not present. Councilor Peterson questioned if this was going to be a business or just for ARF. Kennedy stated it could be both if ARF wants to use her location. She may kennel cats if the owners go on vacation. Councilor Peterson questioned how she was going to kennel dogs and cats together. Administrator Kennedy stated she plans to house the animals in the cages, not running loose. Councilor Grant stated the facility has been used for dogs and cat for overnight stays as a vet clinic. Councilor Winkler questioned the zoning. Kennedy responded it is commercial zoning. Kennels are not allowed in the city limits without going through the conditional use process and a kennel is defined as 4 or more dogs; however kennels are allowed through the conditional use process. Terri did call the City to say she has 15 cages instead of 14. Councilor Canaday didn’t feel 15 cages would be a problem. Public Works Director Mager stated the property abuts the City dog park already and there is not much residential in the area.
Councilor Farris asked if it was going to be staffed 24 hours a day. Kennedy stated Terri had commented she wasn’t planning to be tied down in retirement so she didn’t think that was her plan; however if the council had additional questions Terri would need to come to a future meeting. Councilor Grant stated it is not the City’s business to say how to run it but more if the City wants the business at the location. Councilors Winkler, Grant and Farris didn’t have a problem with the business although Grant stated she didn’t want the dog park to be opened into the Lions Park. Mager stated it is already fenced and doesn’t have a gate in the rear.
Councilor Winkler made a motion, second by Councilor Grant to approve the conditional use for Daniel and Terri Tackett at 835 E Main to operate a dog and cat kennel and dog park, to use Planning and Zoning’s criteria, except for the kennels in the barn to be increased from 14 to 15. ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Canaday, Farris, Winkler, Lane, Grant, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed.
SURPLUS: On motion by Councilor Grant, second by Councilor Winkler to surplus Snowhaven’s 1995 Yamaha Viking 540 snowmobile. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
RESOLUTION NO. 284
(Resolution No. 284 in its entirety on file in the City’s Resolution File)
The following resolution was introduced by Councilor Peterson who moved for its adoption. Second by Councilor Canaday.
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO DECLARING SUPPORT FOR AND ENCOURAGING GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE CITY OF GRANGEVILLE; FORMALLY WAIVING EQUITY BUY IN FEES FOR WATER AND SEWER ABOVE ONE EQUIVALENT RESIDENCE (ER) AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Canaday, Farris, Winkler, Lane, Grant, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed. Mayor Lester then declared Resolution No. 284 duly approved and adopted.
The meeting adjourned at 6:19 P.M.
Wes Lester – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk