City of Nezperce, Idaho - Regular City Council Meeting - April12, 2016
Monday, May 09 2016 @ 09:07 AM PDT
Contributed by: Admin
CITY OF NEZPERCE, IDAHO
April 12, 2016
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE NEZPERCE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEZPERCE, IDAHO, HELD ON April 12, 2016.
PLACE: Nezperce City Hall, 502 5th Ave.
I. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY MAYOR BATEMAN AT 5:30 P.M.
II. Pledge of Allegiance: The pledge was led by Mayor Steve Bateman.
III. PRESENT were Mayor Steve Bateman, Councilmen James Zenner, Jerry Elven and Mike Jensen and Tyler Nelson; Riedesel Engineer John Watson, Maintenance Supervisor Craig Cardwell and Clerk Rhonda Schmidt. Kathy Camden and Lorna Inglet individually joined the meeting on behalf of the Garden Club Blue Star Memorial.
IV. AMENDMENT TO AGENDA:
V. MINUTES of the previous meetings of 03/14/16 were approved as corrected upon a motion by Cm. Zenner, motion was seconded by Cm. Jensen, motion carried
VI. TREASURER’S REPORT AND MONTHLY BILLS:
The Clerk’s Monthly Treasurer’s Report dated April 12, 2016 was examined and approved, showing the following:
Funds on Hand $321,307.17
All bills and payroll disbursements were examined and approved for payment upon a motion by Cm. Zenner and seconded by Cm. Nelson in the total of $43,968.86 check numbers 12778 through 12829, motion carried with check numbers 12781 and 12801 voided. Receipts since the last meeting were shown as $24,747.23. The checks and stub approvals were signed appropriately by all parties as well as the Payment Approval Reports for April.
VII. BUSINESS TO BE CONDUCTED
A. Transportation Plan: John Watson with Riedesel Engineering was contacted to work with the city to write a Transportation Plan. Watson presented the city with a proposed scope of work; describing the steps to put together a plan with project team. LHTAC recommends the IWORQS program for streets. A draft schedule of proposed meetings dates throughout the year with a Final Plan completed by December 2016.
B. Black Mountain Software – Cash Receipting Module: Tabled until next month as Clerk Schmidt has not had the opportunity to speak with a representative from BDS to inquire about their enhancement module.
C. RV Upgrade- project status: Cardwell reported that the bathroom is nearly complete and will be pouring the sidewalk and working on landscaping this month. The remaining grant budget was discussed as well as remaining projects to be completed before the deadline of May 23, 2016. Cardwell shared an estimate with the council for curbing and bark. Motion by Cm. Jensen to move forward with the curbing and bark, motion was seconded by Cm. Nelson, motion carried.
D. Arbor Day Grant Award: Clerk Schmidt informed the council that Nezperce was selected in a draw for a $300.00 Arbor Day Grant. We will be planting trees in the RV Park. Cm. Nelson and Maintenance Cardwell will be finding trees and bushes for planting. The council agreed on their annual barbecue for the community at noon. Mayor Bateman asked Schmidt to inform the school and make sure the community knows that we will celebrate Arbor Day on May 5, 2016.
E. Quarterly Financial Report: Clerk Schmidt shared the Second Quarter Report with the council. Cm. Jenson moved to publish the report as presented. Cm. Nelson seconded the motion, motion carried.
VIII. DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS
Water: Cardwell reported that Idaho DEQ is asking for a new lead and copper sampling site plan. Cardwell sent in a nitrate sample this month as Dave Branson believed that high nitrate levels must be what is killing their tank fish but the sample proved that there is virtually no nitrate in our water. So the fish are dying because of something else. Cardwell also sent in a powder to be tested that he received from Randy Winner but doesn’t have results back yet.
Sewer: Cardwell informed the council that he has a compliance inspection with EPA on the April 18th. There were 12 violations this month correlating to the DMR, which will go in tomorrow. He ordered declorination tablets. Adena Burnette wants her sewer replaced to the street. A contractor will need to replace the sewer line with the city hooking the line up to the main.
Gravel: Prairie Highway District will be hauling gravel to town for the city. Rock blasted looks good from the Mizner pit. PHD didn’t get the bid at the state auction so they are thinking about renting one. Rent would be approximately $4,000.00 for a month and the city couple split it with Prairie. Both entities could get all their crack sealing done within a month.
Parks: Clairmont has been mowing, as the grass is growing pretty fast.
Backhoe: Made a couple inquiries about backhoes and haven’t anything new to report. Rowen hasn’t got back to Cardwell yet.
Community Room: Clerk Schmidt asked the council about having the community room carpet cleaned in May. She would also like to have city hall done also. The council agreed.
Paving: Schmidt asked the council about plans to pave this year as the commissioners would like to piggy back to get their parking lot and alley paved. We have no plans to pave this year.
Attorney: Schmidt shared Herrington’s new fee schedule with the council.
Zach Pall note: The mayor read Pall’s note and asked the clerk to follow up with a letter to Pall. His letter stated that a 45 day shut off is absurd. The shut off policy was 90 days and was cut to 45 in October to help with outstanding accounts receivable.
IX. COUNCIL COMMENT
X. PUBLIC COMMENT
Blue Star Memorial: Kathy Camden entered the meeting at approximately 6PM to discuss plans for a dedication of the Garden Club Blue Star Memorial. Camden stated that the dedication will take place in Memorial Park on Memorial Day. She added that Lorna was to be with her to talk about where the Garden Club wants it to put it in the park. Lorna entered the meeting at 7:15PM and showed the council the Blue Star Memorial and described to the council when they would like it placed. She will be working on a dedication ceremony on Memorial Day.
CEDA Annual Meeting – April 20, 2016 (new day and month) Lindsey Creek Winery
Arbor Day – May 5th
Community Wide Yard Sale Day – May 14, 2016
The next city council meeting will be on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 5:30 PM at City Hall.
Steve A. Bateman, Mayor Rhonda J. Schmidt, Clerk-Treasurer