City of Nezperce, Idaho - Regular City Council Meeting - May 10, 2016
Friday, June 10 2016 @ 09:57 AM PDT
Contributed by: Admin
CITY OF NEZPERCE, IDAHO
May 10, 2016
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE NEZPERCE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEZPERCE, IDAHO, HELD ON May 10, 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, Fire Chief Dave Kuther, Maintenance Supervisor Craig Cardwell and Clerk Rhonda Schmidt. Guests included resident Douglas Droz, Mike Kingsley running for house seat 6B and Thyra Stevenson running for 6A.
IV. AMENDMENT TO AGENDA:
V. MINUTES of the previous meetings of 04/12/16 were approved as corrected upon a motion by Cm. Zenner, motion was seconded by Cm. Nelson, motion carried.
VI. TREASURER’S REPORT AND MONTHLY BILLS:
The Clerk’s Monthly Treasurer’s Report dated May 10, 2016 was examined and approved, showing the following:
Funds on Hand $289,918.73
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 $55,320.32 check numbers 12830 through 12881. Receipts since the last meeting were shown as $50,967.12. The checks and stub approvals were signed appropriately by all parties as well as the Payment Approval Reports for May.
VII. BUSINESS TO BE CONDUCTED
A. Transportation Plan Contract: Following review by the council Cm. Jensen moved to sign the contract with Riedesel to write a Transportation Plan for the city, motion was seconded by Zenner, motion carried.
B. Black Mountain Software – Cash Receipting Module: Paperwork for the module is underway and Clerk Schmidt contacted Access Idaho for card payments. Access Idaho charges the customer 3% plus $1.00 a transaction; the paperwork will be coming.
C. RV Upgrade: Cardwell reported that the project is coming to a finish. Concrete has been ordered to finish up the sidewalk around the comfort station, the additional curbing has been completed. James will finish plantings and bark the trees and plants next week as Cardwell is on vacation.
D. Budget Planning for FYE 2017: It is that time of year where the council should be prioritizing projects for the coming year.
VIII. DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS
Sewer: Cardwell reported that a sewer line replacement has been completed on Walnut at Burnette’s and there will be one at Owen’s on Pine Street. We will quit discharging at the end of the May.
Water: Maintenance fixed a leak and is dealing with a high level alarm issue. Cardwell needs to put together a new monthly sampling plan as well as a plan for lead and copper sampling.
Streets: PHD delivered the rock and people came running for rock. We are not selling rock as we are stockpiling for sealcoating this summer so we are sending residents to Riener’s.
Parks: Maintenance is mowing and weed eating trying to stay ahead of it.
Backhoe: Cardwell has received 3 backhoe bids and they were discussed. We also have a local offer on our backhoe so Mayor Bateman asked the council to think things over and be prepared to make a decision at the next meeting.
Clerk Schmidt reported that Arbor Day is in the books for the year and the Community Yard Sale Day is this Saturday. Many compliments have been received after the plantings in the RV Park. Ida-Lew will interview 3 individuals for the ED position. Several homes in town have sold or are about to sell this month.
C: Fire Department
Chief Kuther reported that the department has received some surplus items such as a thermal engine camera. Plans to flush hydrants and clean up the trees in Marvin Frasier’s lots will be coming. The city has received notification that the city is being awarded an ICDBG block grant to build a fire station; funds are contingent on the city bond passing.
IX. COUNCIL COMMENT
X. PUBLIC COMMENT
Stevenson & Kingsley: Each of the candidates gave a brief rundown of themselves and why they are running for house seats. They would appreciate our vote on May 17, 2016.
Droz sewer line on Willow: Following a sewer back up into the home, Droz had the line videoed and the line is collapsed 147 feet from his home. This line is shared with Arlie Hill’s home so Droz is asking who is responsible to fix the line. Cardwell described the issue to the council and recommended some ways to address the problem. The city will be looking at putting a manhole in on Willow and extending the main to the manhole then tying in Droz and Hill’s lines to this new line. The council agreed to help Droz with the expense of having the line videoed.
Community Wide Yard Sale Day – May 14, 2016
Memorial Day Programs – Pioneer Program by the Historical Society 10AM, Legion Memorial Program 11AM (both at Mt. Calvary) Garden Club Blue Star Dedication 11:30AM (Memorial Park)
Prairie Day – July 9, 2016
Progressive Farm Day and Safe and Sane Graduation: Cm. Jensen made a motion that the city donate the same amount to each of these that the city did last year. Cm. Zenner seconded the motion, motion carried.
CEDA Correspondence: Letter received from CEDA informing the city of what the membership cost will be for the coming budget year. Cm. Elven moved to accept the membership expense, motion was seconded by Cm. Jensen, motion carried.
The next city council meeting will be on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 5:30 PM at City Hall.
Steve A. Bateman, Mayor Rhonda J. Schmidt, Clerk-Treasurer