City Council met in regular session on May 21, 2018 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall
Mayor Lester presided:
City employees present were Chief Drew, Attorney Green, Public Works Director McFrederick, and City Clerk Kennedy. Public Works Maintenance Supervisor Mager absent.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the Council minutes of May 7th and personnel committee minutes of May 7th were approved as presented by Councilor Peterson, second by Councilor Winkler. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
POLICE AND ANIMAL CONTROL REPORT: The department had 17 cases written, 12 citations, and 73 calls for service for April 2018. Officer Graham should graduate on June 22nd. The department is currently reviewing a couple applications.
FIRE MINUTES: The Fire Department Minutes were presented to the Council for April 2018.
POOL UPDATE: Clerk Kennedy stated the pool manager, assistant and two guards returned and six new guards would be attending the lifeguard class next week. The pool is fully staffed and will open on June 2nd.
MINOR LAND DIVISION ORDINANCE:
ORDINANCE NO. 921
(Ordinance No. 921 in its entirety on file in the City’s Ordinance File)
On motion by Councilor Peterson, second by Councilor Grant, that the rules be suspended, the second and third reading be waived and the ordinance be passed and adopted. ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Canaday, Farris, Winkler, Lane, Grant, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed. Mayor Lester then declared Ordinance No. 921 duly approved and adopted.
EQUITY BUY IN DEFERRED PAYMENT SCHEDULE: The Council had a draft deferred payment plan as provided by Public Works Director McFrederick at a previous meeting. On equity buy in fees, McFrederick suggested to change the language from a maximum of 5 years, to fees must be paid before the certificate of occupancy is issued or at the time services would be used. Councilor Grant stated Idaho County does not require a certificate of occupancy. It was suggested the fees must be paid prior to use of service. Mayor Lester asked if this was for subdivisions or new lots. McFrederick felt further discussion needed to occur to determine if it would apply to apartments and like projects and the Council should not be rushed into a decision. Mayor Lester wasn’t sure the usage on an apartment is a lot different than the usage on a house. McFrederick felt it was different as you may not wash your car or have a lawn to water. He felt it was dependent on the amenities of the apartment.
Concerning subdivisions, Mayor Lester stated he heard Kaschmitter was waiting to submit his subdivision plat to see if the 25% down payment on buy in fees by the developer could be waived. He felt it would be easier to decide what buy in fees had to be paid on subdivisions compared to all other development. After discussion, it was agreed section 8-5-4 (F) could be revised to not require the 25% down on equity buy in fees; however prior to having services on a lot, the equity buy in would need to be paid. Attorney Green and McFrederick will create a draft ordinance revision. Councilor Winkler asked what the rate for the equity buy in would be if someone had a lot and waited years to install services. All staff agreed the cost would be the equity buy in at the time of connection and activation (not what it was at the time the subdivision was created).
BILLS: The bills, in the amount of $200,152.60 were approved and ordered paid out of their respective funds, on motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Lane. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
TREE REMOVAL IN RIGHT OF WAY: Public Works Director McFrederick recommended approval on the request from Nanette Jensen. On motion by Councilor Winkler, second by Councilor Canaday to allow Nanette Jensen to remove a tree from the right of way at 504 South B as recommend. Mayor Lester stated if the stump is ground or removed, public works needs to be contacted first.
KLEIN PROPERTY: The Council was advised if they want to proceed with the agreement and timber harvest on the Klein property, they needed to authorize Attorney Green to send the information to the Attorney General’s (AG) office for review. On motion by Councilor Winkler, second by Councilor Grant to direct Attorney Green to send the addendum to the Management Services Agreement to the AG’s office for review. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
On motion by Councilor Winkler, second by Councilor Grant to direct Attorney Green to send the Timber harvest Contract with JG Logging to the AG’s office for review. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
ITEMS TO NOTE: Mayor Lester asked for the City to send a thank you to the Girls Scouts for the donation of the Merry-go-Round equipment at Soroptimist Park.
The meeting adjourned at 8:05 P.M.
Wes Lester – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk