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October 3, 2022 Regular Meeting

The City Council met in regular session on October 3, 2022 at 6:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers.

Mayor Lester presided

Councilmembers present:
Mike Peterson
Scott Winkler
Beryl Grant
Amy Farris
Pete Lane
Dylan Canaday

City employees present were Attorney Green, City Administrator Kennedy, Chief Newman and Public Works Director Mager.

MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the minutes of September 19th were approved as presented by Councilor Peterson, seconded by Councilor Canaday. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.

VISITORS: Kathy Ackerman was present to provide information to the Council on Operation Green Light for Veterans. The National Association of Counties passed an initiative at their meeting in July to provide support and encouragement for our veterans and show we care. Operation Green Light encourages everyone to display a green light in businesses and residences from November 7th – 13th, 2022. Kennedy will prepare a proclamation for next meeting.

COMMITTEE REPORTS: On motion by Councilor Peterson, second by Councilor Canaday to accept the Library Minutes of September 15, 2022 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.

On motion by Councilor Winkler, second by Councilor Grant to appoint Nancy Moser to a five-year Library Board term, 1/1/23-12/31/27. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present. Nancy replaces Meleah McCulley on the board. ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Canaday, Farris, Winkler, Lane, Grant, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed.

ON STREET PARKING OF TRAILERS 9-2-15: Administrator Kennedy brought up concerns with the wording during the winter months. As written, no one with a trailer could park anywhere in the City while visiting family or friends or stop at any business in town. Councilor Farris had people contact her and most of them want it to stay the same. Councilor Winkler stated people in town thought the summer timeframe of unlimited parking was too lenient. A lot of people already park on their property. They felt if people know it’s ok to park everywhere, it will get worse and many more will be parking on the street. Councilor Grant said people that talk to her want the trailers off the street. Councilor Winkler understood the 24-hour parking to load or visit but most people don’t want the trailers on the street after that. Councilor Farris suggested having people only park in front of their own home. Mayor Lester had asked Attorney Green about that option but he felt it probably wouldn’t hold up very well. Councilor Winkler stated ever since the paper came out he didn’t feel the proposal would work. Mayor Lester said there is a lot of activity in town with vehicles coming and going. He was worried about snow plowing but is also worried during summer and felt maybe to make it safer, it’s better to keep the 24-hour limit. How do you enforce it? Councilor Winkler felt being hooked to a vehicle is an important part as it shows mobility and intent that you are going somewhere. It was questioned where people would park if they don’t have room on their property. Mayor Lester stated there is storage available for rent.

Attorney Green stated he had created a draft that gave a time frame and how far it needed to be moved. Kennedy read the draft which allowed 72-hour parking and then the vehicle had to be move 600’ away for at least 24 hours. Councilor Lane felt with this proposal, snow removal will be an issue. Councilor Winkler suggested 72 hours in the summer and maybe shorter in the winter. Public Works Director Mager wanted to have discretion for public works to remove a trailer at any given time due to an emergency. Councilor Farris stated when trailers are on the street, she felt they should be attached to a vehicle so they can be moved easily. Attorney Green asked what’s the problem? Is it streets clogged with trailers? If so, how do we fix it? Mayor Lester stated snow is only a problem if it snows in the middle of the night and we won’t go knock on the doors to wake people up. Mager stated that’s why he somewhat in favor of no trailer parking on the street during the winter. Councilor Winkler stated maybe the no parking in winter could stay but figure out temporary language for those visiting and add in 72-hour parking in the summer. Attorney Green stated it could be no parking hours when it snows. Mayor Lester felt you never know when it’s going to snow. Kennedy stated she will do some research on snow and additional trailer ordinances. Attorney Green and Kennedy will come up with a draft for next meeting with some changes.

CATERING PERMIT: On motion by Councilor Grant, second by Councilor Peterson to approve the catering permit for the Idaho County Veterans Association to cater for the Grangeville Community Foundation event at the Senior Citizen’s Center on November 3, 2022 from 5pm – 8pm. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.

ANIMAL RESCUE FOUNDATION AGREEMENT: Chief Newman questioned whether cats should be removed. Attorney Green recommended leaving cats in the agreement in case the City has a case where the cat needs turned over to ARF. On motion by Councilor Winkler, second by Councilor Peterson to approve the Animal Rescue Foundation Inc. Agreement, effective 10/1/22-9/30/23. ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Canaday, Farris, Winkler, Lane, Grant, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed.

The meeting adjourned at 6:48 P.M.

Wes Lester – Mayor

Tonya Kennedy – Clerk

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