City Council met in regular session on May 15, 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 and Clerk Kennedy. Attorney Green absent.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the minutes of May 1st were approved as presented by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilwoman Grant. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
VISITORS: Kent Roberts and Harold Schuerman with the Camas Prairie Bowman requesting to renew the lease. They have put a lot of time and effort in it. The range has been used for weddings, parties, girl scouts, boy scouts, hunters safety and more. They would like to request a 10 year lease or longer. They have been up there 26 years and have done a lot to the area. They don’t charge and they allow the public to use it the land.
Mayor Walker explained when the lease was first done it was just bare land. Since they started leasing, the grounds are manicured and well maintained. He would like to recommend a 20 year lease due to the way they’ve been good stewards of the land. On motion by Councilman Winkler, second by Councilman Lane to renew the lease with Camas Prairie Bowman for the term of 20 years. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: The department had 37 cases written, 14 citations, 1 written warning and 95 calls for service for April 2017. The Police and Animal Control Report was accepted on motion by Councilman Peterson second by Councilwoman Grant. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
Clerk Kennedy explained the pool manager resigned to accept a fulltime job up north. She will be on staff for two weeks to get the pool ready. She will be working with last year’s assistant manager, Teresa Nummi, who will be taking over as manager. We have returning guards and then some new guards taking the lifeguard class to get certified. The schedule is pretty much the same as previous years and the pool will have reduced hours for the first two weeks. On motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Lester to accept the minutes from May 8, 2017 Pool Meeting. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
BILLS: The bills, including the amazon bill that came in today, in the amount of $158,392.27 were approved and ordered paid out of their respective funds, on motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
BIOSOLIDS CONTRACT: Public Works Director McFrederick explained we’ve been using Clearwater Composting as a test over this last year. This last year it cost $25,000 and we thought it might be in the $60,000 range. We give Clearwater Composting our sludge, they process and do reports and we provide some testing for them. We can get compost back from them as much as we want.
On motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Winkler to approve the Biosolids Contract with Latah Sanitation Inc. d/b/a Clearwater Composting. ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Farris, Winkler, Lester, Lane, Grant, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed.
The meeting adjourned at 7:50 P.M.
Bruce Walker – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk