City of Nezperce, Idaho - Regular City Council Meeting - July 12, 2016
Monday, August 01 2016 @ 10:07 AM PDT
Contributed by: Admin
CITY OF NEZPERCE, IDAHO
July 12, 2016
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE NEZPERCE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEZPERCE, IDAHO, HELD ON July 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 Jerry Elven, Mike Jensen and Tyler Nelson, Fire Chief Dave Kuther (celebrating a birthday) and Clerk Rhonda Schmidt. Absent were Cm. Zenner and Maintenance Supervisor Craig Cardwell. Guests included CEDA Representative Kelly Dahlquist and the Ida-Lew ED Jessaca Austad.
IV. AMENDMENT TO AGENDA:
V. MINUTES of the previous meetings of 06/14/16 were approved as emailed upon a motion by Cm. Nelson, motion was seconded by Cm. Jensen, motion carried.
VI. TREASURER’S REPORT AND MONTHLY BILLS:
The Clerk’s Monthly Treasurer’s Report dated July 12, 2016 was examined and approved, showing the following:
Funds on Hand $292,218.75
All bills and payroll disbursements were examined and approved for payment upon a motion by Cm. Elven and seconded by Cm. Nelson in the total of $58,770.82 check numbers 12932 through 12993. Receipts since the last meeting were shown as $61,662.95. The checks and stub approvals were signed appropriately by all parties as well as the Payment Approval Reports for July.
VII. BUSINESS TO BE CONDUCTED
A. Ida-Lew Representative – Jessaca Austad: Jessaca is the new face at Ida-Lew and is beginning her second month. Jessaca informed the council that she would like to assist with business needs, helping to create business plans and asked that the council send business her way. Jessaca has already visited the Nezperce Senior Center and informed them that there are USDA grants available to help fix homes so that seniors can stay in them. Low interest rate loans can help seniors with limited funds to put in wheelchair ramps or make a bathroom ADA accessible. The USDA also has home loans with low interest rates for qualified home buyers. Jessaca would love to help interested parties with more information on either of these applications.
B. Fire Station Grant Update – Kelly Dahlquist: Kelly with CEDA met with the council to give them an update on the block grant status for the EMS project. Kelly hoped to have given us some great news regarding the environmental study but instead we are waiting on the cultural report and anticipated the study’s completion within 3 weeks. Once the environmental is complete the grant monies can begin flowing. Discussion of the acquisition of the property can take place once the environmental is complete. Rural Development has committed to 82,000.00 and hoping for another $50,000.00. Kelly is unable to attend the project planning meeting on the 19th but will be available by phone to answer any questions.
C. Comprehensive Plan Training Agreement: Kelly informed the council that CEDA will be applying for another grant with USDA Rural Development to focus on training for comprehensive plans. This training will bring economic development down to our level and will help us to move forward. Life changes rapidly so comprehensive plans need to keep up. To committee to this training we need to sign the assurance agreement provided. Cm. Jensen moved to participate in CEDA’s Comprehensive Community Development Program, motion was seconded by Cm. Elven, motion carried.
D. First Step Internet: Joe Savoy with First Step called and had a conversation with Clerk Schmidt regarding the RV Park service. Joe was unsure of the placement of equipment and whether all the spaces would have service due to distance. Clerk Schmidt will email Joe a map. Following discussion the council prefers that the equipment is mounted on the comfort station rather than the band shell or across the street on a hanger building.
VIII. DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS
No report by Maintenance Cardwell as he is on vacation in Alaska but Cardwell left an item of business for the clerk to present. Clerk Schmidt showed the council a drawing of the sewer lines and services on Willow and 2nd Avenue. Cardwell had recommended that the city upgrade the clay pipe to plastic. The council agreed to Cardwell’s recommendation.
Clerk Schmidt provided the council the final RV budget. All reimbursements have been received. The council reviewed the 3rd Quarterly Financial Report, following review Cm. Jensen moved to approve and publish said report, Cm. Elven seconded the motion, motion carried.
C. Fire Department
IX. COUNCIL COMMENT
The council reported on hearing several great comments on the newly upgraded RV Park.
Clearwater RC& D Membership: Cm. Elven moved to continue our membership for $100.00 in 2017, Cm. Nelson seconded the motion, motion carried.
Cm. Jensen asked questions about why the vendors were in spaces for Prairie Day, he asked other questions as he was out of town. The biggest reason that Prairie Day set up the way it was, was because of electricity. Other options were discussed.
Equipment: Mayor Bateman asked the council to think about options for the Ford. We have had 2 big repairs and a mechanic suggested replacing the engine. Bateman will have Cardwell think over our needs.
Housing: Mayor Bateman stated that work needs to be done at the remaining Housing Company house on Birch. It needs some serious yard work.
Squirrels: A few helping hands have been catching squirrels this last month.
X. PUBLIC COMMENT
Next meeting August 9 at 6AM
EMS Meeting July 19 at 10AM at City Hall
The next city council meeting will be on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 5:30 PM at City Hall.
Steve A. Bateman, Mayor Rhonda J. Schmidt, Clerk-Treasurer