City Council met in regular session on February 21, 2023 at 6:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
Mayor Lester presided:
Councilmembers absent: Amy Farris
City employees present were City Administrator Kennedy, Public Works Director Mager, Chief Newman and Attorney Jessup.
MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the Council minutes of February 6th were approved as presented by Councilor Peterson, second by Councilor Canaday. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
PUBLIC WORKS REPORT: Public Works Director Mager stated they have been working on patching, sewer connections, tree trimming on the creek by the rodeo grounds, sweeping, leaf pickup in the park and working on equipment maintenance.
POLICE AND ANIMAL CONTROL REPORT: Chief Newman reported the City had 91 calls for service and 22 reports taken for January 2023.
LIBRARY MINUTES: On motion by Councilor Peterson, second by Councilor Canaday to accept the Library Minutes of January 19, 2023. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MAINTENANCE REQUEST: Mayor Lester explained the Council can’t increase the amount now for what we pay toward maintenance but we could mow. This amount can be reviewed during the budget meetings. City Administrator Kennedy explained Lori Courtright, Chamber treasurer did visit with the forest service about having them share space. They are interested in having 1 or 2 people there, but it could take up to 2 years to get it all approved. Lester stated public works could mow, but it’ll take 1 – 1½ hours. Councilor Winkler felt it could save the Chamber money between mowing and sprinkler maintenance. Public Works Director Mager stated he would like a decision sooner so they can trim some trees to make mowing easier. On motion by Councilor Winkler, second by Councilor Grant to move forward and start mowing and doing lawn maintenance at Eimers-Soltman Park for 2023 season. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
BILLS: The bills, in the amount of $502,239.91 were approved and ordered paid out of their respective funds, on motion by Councilor Peterson, second by Councilor Grant. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
RESOLUTION NO. 290
(Resolution No. 290 in its entirety on file in the City’s Resolution File)
The following resolution was introduced by Councilor Peterson who moved for its adoption. Second by Councilor Winkler
A resolution of the City of Grangeville, Idaho that in accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the City will not discriminate against individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Canaday, Winkler, Lane, Grant, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed. Mayor Lester then declared Resolution No. 290 duly approved and adopted.
ICDBG FUND REQUEST #6 and #7: On motion by Councilor Winker, second by Councilor Peterson to authorize the Mayor to sign ICDBG Fund request #6 in the amount of $1,454 and request #7 in the amount of $21,671. ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Canaday, Winkler, Lane, Grant, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed.
The meeting adjourned at 6:20 P.M.
Wes Lester – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk