The City Council met in regular session on May 1, 2017 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
Mayor Walker presided:
Councilmember absent: Pete Lane
City employees present were Chief Drew, Clerk Kennedy and Attorney Green. Public Works Director McFrederick absent.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the minutes of April 17th were approved as presented by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilwoman Farris. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
AMENDMENTS: On motion by Councilman Winkler, second by Councilman Lester to amend the agenda to include the sidewalk waiver request and designation of environmental review officer as the items came in after the agenda deadline posting. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: The Planning and Zoning Minutes of April 25, 2017 were accepted on motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Winkler. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
The Council then discussed the conditional use application submitted by Suzanne Latimer. Councilman Lester questioned parking on the corner. Chief Drew stated where there is a sidewalk on a corner, you can’t park within 20’. Councilman Winkler stated he has used the daycare with 2 children and the driveway fits four vehicles across. He felt the Council should consider having only two employees park in the driveway. This would leave two spots for patrons so it’s safer for the children being dropped off. Councilwoman Farris lives close by and the daycare has been open as long as she’s been there. There is lots of street space and she felt it is safer for kids to have the parents use the driveway. She has driven up and down the street and has never seen a problem with the streets being plugged up. Councilwoman Grant felt Suzanne should allow her employees to park anywhere but she should monitor it to have the patrons be the safest. Councilman Winkler agreed. Councilman Lester asked if 35 kids were enough even though 45 are allowed by the fire marshal. Councilman Winkler asked if she has staffing for 45. Suzanne responded that she does have the staffing but has never had 45 at one time at the daycare. Councilwoman Farris stated even though you don’t normally have 35 at once, with new families you could. Councilwoman Grant felt the fire marshal should set the occupancy.
On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to approve the application for Suzanne Latimer to have a daycare at 1116 Scott Street with the following conditions: to limit the number of kids based on the fire marshal’s recommendation and to have hours from 6am-6pm, Monday through Friday. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
The Library Minutes of March 16, 2017 were accepted on motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilwoman Farris. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
The Fire Training Minutes of April 10, 2017 and April 24, 2017 and Executive Minutes of April 10, 2017 were accepted on motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Winkler. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
SIDEWALK WAIVER: On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to grant an indefinite sidewalk waiver to Sheena Waters at 1303 Scott Street because power poles are in the middle where the sidewalk should be and there are no other sidewalks up on Scott Street or Harrison adjoining her property. Councilwoman Grant stated there are sidewalks across the street from her and another further up the street. Councilwoman Farris felt she should put the sidewalks in while she is doing the work rather than coming back in the future when it could be triggered by someone else’s project. Motion carried, Farris and Winkler voting no.
ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW OFFICER: On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilwoman Farris to designate Angela Edwards with CEDA as the Environmental Review Officer for the block grant for Kids Klub. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
CATERING PERMIT: On motion by Councilwoman Farris, second by Councilman Lester to approve the catering permit for The Establishment to cater at the Eagles Lodge, 218 N C Street for the Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 5, 2017 from 4pm-9pm. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
SURPLUS K9 ENCLOSURE: Chief Drew explained with Wes Walters leaving, it has effectively killed the canine program. Wes owned the dog and it now leaves the City in the spot where we have canine equipment we don’t need. The K9 enclosure is only good in certain years of vehicles. We have an offer from Jerome County, who is in the process of buying a 2016 Tahoe. The City paid $2,200 to have it in our new vehicle and the County is offering $1,000. On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilwoman Grant to suspend the surplus rules and surplus the canine enclosure to Jerome County $1,000. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
The meeting adjourned at 8:07 P.M.
Bruce Walker – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk