The City Council met in regular session on November 7, 2016 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
Mayor Walker presided:
Councilmember absent: Pete Lane
City employees present were Public Works Director McFrederick, Chief Drew, Clerk Kennedy and Attorney Green.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
MINUTES: The meeting was called to order. The minutes of October 17th were approved as presented by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilwoman Grant. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
PUBLIC HEARING – KIDS KLUB BLOCK GRANT APPLICATION: A public hearing was held on the Block Grant Application for Kids Klub, Inc. Angela Edwards and Kelly Dahlquist of CEDA and the Kids Klub project team were present. Angela provided project information for the Council and those present. Kids Klub, Inc., a 501 c-3 organization that provides educational, social and cultural programs to youth in Mountain View School District, is construction a 4500 square foot facility to house their programs. The facility will expand the number of children served by Kids Klub and allow programming to be offered year round.
Through LMI analysis in Grangeville, Whitebird and a previous analysis from Syringa Hospital that was done in Idaho County, the LMI is 52.71%. The total budget for the project is $964,925 of which Kids Klub Inc. is requesting $400,000 in block grant.
After the presentation, Mayor Walker asked for public comment.
SUPPORTERS: Cindy Godfrey spoke in favor of the application stating Kids Klub has touched all our lives. Without Kids Klub the community would be lacking and she felt it is time to serve those 32 kids on the waiting list.
The hearing was closed.
WELLS REHAB: Public Works Director McFrederick explained the City advertised for Eimers and Spencer wells rehabilitation and Lane Pump of Idaho was the only bidder. On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to accept the bid from Lane Pump of Idaho for Eimers and Spencer Wells Rehabilitation for $155,098.00. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
VACTOR TRUCK: The City received two bids on the Vactor Combination Sewer Cleaning Truck as follows.
Metroquip: 2003 Vactor $129,350
One.7, Inc: 2007 Vactor $130,000
The 2007 vactor has Sterling Chassis, CAT C-7 engine, Allison transmission, stainless steel hopper and water tank and positive displacement blower unit. Mike Tackett inspected this vehicle and it is in good condition.
The 2003 vactor has International 7400 auto, single axle chassis, 2-Stage fan driven by JD 4045T Auxiliary Diesel Engine, and steel tank. This vehicle was not inspected.
Mike Tackett and Bob Mager explained the 2007 has a positive displacement blower which has higher sucking power than the 2-stage fan. The positive displacement can clean our manholes where the 2 stage does not have the power.
Attorney Green explained One.7 is not the lowest bid so the motion needs to list why the City is choosing the higher bid, which could include a 4 year newer vactor with stainless steel tanks, the motor as required in the bid specifications and the positive displacement blower.
On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to accept the bid for the vactor truck from One.7 Inc. for $130,000 for the 2007 truck; it’s $650 more than other bid but it has a stainless steel tank, positive displacement blower, cat engine as required in bid specifications and the Allison transmission. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
SURPLUS: Chief Drew asked to surplus the 1998 Ford pickup used for the ordinance officer and the 2007 Ford Expedition Paul was driving that had been previously wrecked. On motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Lester to surplus the 1998 Ford Pickup and the 2007 Ford Expedition. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
ITEMS TO NOTE: Councilman Lester provided a report on trees at the parks. He called Reggear Tree Farms in Craigmont and they came over that day to look at the parks. Reggear’s recommended Red Oak trees for Pioneer Park and Swedish Aspen for the Lions and Jaycee-Soroptimist Parks. The City will plant 8 Red Oaks in Pioneer Park and 22 Swedish Aspen have been planted between Jaycee-Soroptimist Park and Lions Park.
The meeting adjourned at 8:05 P.M.
Bruce Walker – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk