City of Nezperce, Idaho - Regular City Council Meeting - September 13, 2016
Wednesday, October 12 2016 @ 08:18 AM PDT
Contributed by: Admin
CITY OF NEZPERCE, IDAHO
September 13, 2016
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE NEZPERCE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEZPERCE, IDAHO, HELD ON September 13, 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, Mike Jensen and Tyler Nelson, Maintenance Supervisor Craig Cardwell and Clerk Rhonda Schmidt. Cm. Elven was absent.
IV. AMENDMENT TO AGENDA:
V. MINUTES of the previous meetings of 08/9/16 and 8/30/16 were approved as emailed upon a motion by Cm. Jensen, motion was seconded by Cm. Nelson, motion carried.
VI. TREASURER’S REPORT AND MONTHLY BILLS:
The Clerk’s Monthly Treasurer’s Report dated September 13, 2016 was examined and approved, showing the following:
Funds on Hand $259,024.22
All bills and payroll disbursements were examined and approved for payment upon a motion by Cm. Zenner and seconded by Cm. Jensen in the total of $119,862.10 check numbers 13043 through 13095. Receipts since the last meeting were shown as $59,987.14. The checks and stub approvals were signed appropriately by all parties as well as the Payment Approval Reports for September.
VII. BUSINESS TO BE CONDUCTED
A. Fire Station Project Update: CEDA Representative Kelly Dahlquist provided the council a Grant Administrator Contract for review and approval. Following discussion Cm. Jensen made a motion to approve and sign the contract; motion was seconded by Nelson, motion carried with Cm. Zenner voting nay. Clerk Schmidt informed the council that the state is reviewing the building permit docs and the project should be going to bid by the end of September. The property purchases are complete so demolition will commence this weekend.
B. Levee Repair: Cardwell reported that he hasn’t had the opportunity to talk with John Watson with Riedelsel regarding the proposal we received for $12,729.60; but he did speak with Amy Uptmor from JUB and she suggested that he call the person who did leak testing on the lagoons about the levee project.
C. Sewer Project at the Airport: Cardwell informed the council that the contractor was on sight and staked out the project. The concrete pad will need to come out because they will have to go through it. Karl Crea suggested that they use a ditch witch to dig the trench for the pipe. A ditch witch will save on time as well as money. Cardwell witnessed one in action in Grangeville prior to the meeting and showed the council a video of the ditch witch in operation. Crea Construction will cut the trench, lay the pipe and set the manholes. The city will then do the sealing of the manholes and backfill the the trench.
D. Airport Paving: Talked about available monies on hand as well as state funds available to complete a 1 inch overlay on the north 1,000 feet of runway. The mayor and clerk are working with the state. Cardwell is working with Herco scheduling hot mix for the overlay to coordinate with the completion of the sewer replacement by the end of the month.
VIII. DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS
Water: Lead & Copper samples were completed in August and were fine.
Streets: Cardwell has scheduled paving with Herco towards the end of the month to fill the pavement cuts around town. The new backhoe will be here this month and we will pay half down followed by a monthly payment until January when we will pay it off. Avista changed out some street lights to LED. Maintenance completed a catch basin install on 8th between Oak and Maple.
Idaho Rural Water Fall Conference: Clairmont will be attending the conference on Sept. 21 and 22 in Worley.
Vendors: Clerk Schmidt asked the council about agreeing to vendors on the street over the fair. There are usually a couple that either can’t fit in the fair vendor area or don’t want to be in that area. The council agreed to charging overflow vendors $50.00.
Street Closures: Mary Bruder with the Lewis County Fair Board is respectfully requesting that the city close off 5th Avenue from the alley (between Oak and Pine) west to Pine Street and Pine Street from 5th to 7th Avenues again to accommodate all the campers, parking, animal removal and kids crossing the street. This would be the same as last year and it worked great.
ICCTFOA Clerks Conference: This year’s conference is in Idaho Falls, so Schmidt will be gone the 20th though the 23rd. Schmidt is interested in changes coming to issuing catering permits as she has heard several rumors.
Wealthworks Training: Clerk Schmidt will be attending the Weathworks economic development training for communities on Friday, September 16th.
Clerk Certification: Mayor Bateman read a letter from the ICCTFOA Certification Committee Chair informing the City of Nezperce that Clerk-Treasurer Rhonda Schmidt has fulfilled the requirements to become certified as a Municipal Clerk for the State of Idaho.
C. Fire Department
No report as Chief was not in attendance
IX. COUNCIL COMMENT
X. PUBLIC COMMENT
CEDA WeathWorks Training for economic development – September 16 in Lewiston
Clerks Conference – September 20-23 in Idaho Falls
Idaho Rural Water Conference – September 21-22 in Worley
Floodplain Administrator Workshop – October 6 in Moscow
Public Works Contractor Licensing Class – October 12 at the courthouse in Nezperce
Idaho PRIMA Training – October 20 in Coeur d’Alene
The next city council meeting will be on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 5:30 PM at City Hall.
Steve A. Bateman, Mayor Rhonda J. Schmidt, Clerk-Treasurer