The City Council met in regular session on November 18, 2013 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, Attorney Green, and Clerk Kennedy.
MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the minutes of November 4th and November 13th meetings were approved as presented by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilwoman Grant. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
VISITORS: Cathy Wassmuth with Grangeville Horizons Recreation will be applying for a grant for Idaho Community Foundation funds with a maximum limit of $5000 and asked if the City would sponsor the grant. A future project would be lighted arches that could be removed after the lighting season. The hole would have a cap and would be able to be mowed over the top. Cathy knew the City had money donated from Orrin Webb for that park, and wanted to see if the City would be willing to pay for it. They would like to do a curved sidewalk and she received a quote today for $11,620. Mayor Walker felt the City needed to deal with the grant sponsorship, but the request for Webb funds needed to be presented at a different time.
Councilman Lester was ok with sponsoring the grant, but not using Orrin Web money as the City has more repairs on the swimming pool than funds. On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Houger to have the City sponsor a grant from the Idaho Community Foundation for the Grangeville Horizon in an amount up to $5000. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
Kris Blankenship was not present. On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilwoman Grant to allow Kris Blankenship and Rookies Sports Bar a catering permit from 10am – 2am at the Twisted Cellar for a Christmas party on December 21st. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
John Watson with Riedesel Engineering and Kevin Dahler with Idaho Forest Group (IFG) were present to request permission to hook up to the City sewer system even though Idaho Forest Group is outside the City limits. They have looked at preliminary options at the mill for a sanitary system and this is the best option at this time. They would like to see if the City is interested in allowing them to hook up prior to expending additional funds to design a system. They are looking at have a flow meter on the pressurized line and have visited with Public Works Director McFrederick on the equity buy in fees and out of city sewer rates.
Councilwoman Grant asked if Idaho Forest Group was ok with the costs of the equity buy and out of City rates and they were. Councilman Lester questioned if the City had plant capacity and McFrederick answered yes. Lester felt if IFG was ok with out of City rates, the equity buy in and the City had capacity at the sewer plant then IFG could move forward by working with McFrederick. Houger agreed with Lester.
WWTP PHASE II UPDATE: Public Works Director McFrederick stated the contractor is working on the east and south wall of the solids loading pad, the generator is set on its pad and electrical work is being done and they are working on the control panel and scada for the non-potable water system.
On motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilwoman Grant to approve Pay Request #4 to Shannon Industrial for $207,078.53. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
BILLS: The bills in the amount of $762,411.48 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.
WESTERN CONSTRUCTION PAY REQUEST #2: Public Works Director McFrederick stated the final walk through was last week and everything is paved back. On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to approve Western Construction Pay Request #2 in the amount of $207,742.20. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
PAY REQUEST WALTER M STEED & ASSOCIATES: On motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilwoman Grant to approve the pay request for Walter M Steed & Associates in the amount of $2,700.00. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
PROCLAMATION: Mayor Walker proclaimed November 17 – 23 Family Reading Week in Grangeville.
2013 ELECTION RESULTS: The 2013 Election results as submitted by Idaho County are below.
Mayor 4 year
Bruce Walker 217
Council 4 year
Wes Lester 228
Tony Ellis 135
Beryl Grant 250
Scott F Winkler 239
ITEMS TO NOTE: The Tree Lighting at Pioneer Park for Winter Magic is November 30, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. The Council received an invite for a Tiny Tour at the Grangeville Centennial Library for December 16th, 7:00 pm – 7:15 pm.
The meeting adjourned at 8:10 P.M.
Bruce Walker – Mayor ATTEST:
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk