City of Nezperce, Idaho - Regular City Council Meeting - October 11, 2016
Friday, November 04 2016 @ 10:39 AM PDT
Contributed by: Admin
CITY OF NEZPERCE, IDAHO
October 11, 2016
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE NEZPERCE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEZPERCE, IDAHO, HELD ON October 11, 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, Maintenance Supervisor Craig Cardwell and Clerk Rhonda Schmidt. Cm. Zenner was absent.
IV. AMENDMENT TO AGENDA:
V. MINUTES of the previous meetings of 09/13/16 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 October 11, 2016 was examined and approved, showing the following:
Funds on Hand $238,729.49
All bills and payroll disbursements were examined and approved for payment upon a motion by Cm. Jensen and seconded by Cm. Elven in the total of $154,859.18 check numbers 13096 through 13148. Receipts since the last meeting were shown as $148,782.63. The checks and stub approvals were signed appropriately by all parties as well as the Payment Approval Reports for October.
VII. BUSINESS TO BE CONDUCTED
A. Airport Sewer Project and Paving: Maintenance Cardwell reported that 1,500 feet of pipe is in the ground, they are working to finish the manholes. The ditch witch worked out excellent as they got pipe in the trench in only 3 days. Manhole floors will be poured tomorrow. Paving has been completed. Airport is closed until October 15th; hopefully we are finished by then.
B. Schedule Meeting for a Mutual Operating Agreement: This agreement will be between the city, Rural Fire and Nezperce Ambulance regarding the Nezperce Regional Emergency Services Building. The agreement needs to be completed in order to receive funds from Rural Development. Discussion ensued regarding what the building is going to cost and maintenance needs. Cm. Elven moved to split the costs with the city paying 40% for a year and see how things go. The motion died due to a lack of a second due to the fact that costs are unknown until the building is operational. For the first year the building will be under contractor warranty so there should not be many repairs. Mayor Bateman will work with the others and the clerk to come up with an agreement.
C. Fire Station Project Update: The Pre-bid conference was this morning. Clerk Schmidt informed the council that 5 contractors and 2 sub-contractors were in attendance. Bids are due next Tuesday by 11AM. Fire Chief Kuther reported that volunteers are working to get rock to the site. Rock has been donated by Jerry Reid.
D. Levee Repair: Maintenance Cardwell will follow up on this topic after completion of the sewer line upgrade.
E. EPA’s Information Request for Sewer Projects completed since 2011: A compliance officer called and asked for documentation of projects the city has completed and what the city has spent on projects in the last 5 years. Cardwell has a few projects for sewer capital improvements for the next 5 years. Cardwell and Schmidt will pull the documentation together for the EPA.
VIII. DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS
Airport: Cardwell reported that we paved back in the pavement that was cut to accommodate the sewer line upgrade in the runway but we will wait until spring and plan for an overlay project. Waiting until spring will make better use of our money and the states money.
Water: No sample was sent in for September, October’s sample is going in next week.
Backhoe: Maintenance Cardwell informed the council that he really likes the new backhoe.
Streets: Herco has patched back all the streets. Maintenance will be installing a catch basin on the corner of 3rd Avenue and Ash Street. Cardwell has the city relisted to receive cold patch each year as we were removed from the list in error.
Parks: Maintenance will start winterizing bathrooms as the weather is turning quickly.
Animal Control: Lewis County Deputy Arnzen and Maintenance Cardwell were dispatched to a home regarding a dying dog making a lot of noise- disturbing a neighbor. Arnzen took the dog in poor health to a vet in Ferdinand while Cardwell brought the second dog to the city kennel to keep as requested by Arnzen. Cardwell reported to the sheriff’s office that the dog was taken from the city and can be found back at the residence.
Political Signs: Numerous complaints have been received regarding 2 signs in the area of the reader board but the property owner allowed the placement of the signs. Cardwell would like the paperwork completed on that property so the city can control the placement of signs at that location in the future.
Bank Account: Clerk Schmidt reported that there is a savings account at US Bank that had belonged to the chamber at one time. The account has less than $500.00 in it and because of no action it is charged a dormant service fee each year. Because the city doesn’t have a chamber any more Clerk Schmidt asked the council what should happen to this account. The consensus of the council was to add it to the fire station donations.
Resolution R2017-1: The council had agreed at their budget hearing to increase residential garbage fees by 50 cents and commercial fees by 25 cents to recoup funds in the budget after adding the recycling program to the sanitation budget. Cm. Nelson moved to approve Resolution R2017-1 to increase sanitation fees as of October utility billing, motion was seconded by Cm. Jensen, motion carried.
C. Fire Department:
Chief Kuther reported that the department needs to update their SCBA bottles which will be costly. The ambulance got a light for the rescue truck through a grant. Trees have been hauled off of Marvin Fraiser’s property and of course the fiber is down in the lots for the fire station.
IX. COUNCIL COMMENT
CEDA Membership Invoice: Cm. Elven moved to continue the city’s membership, motion was seconded by Cm. Nelson, motion carried.
X. PUBLIC COMMENT
Meeting adjourned at 7:10PM.
EMS Facility Bids Due – October 18, 2016 at 11AM at City Hall
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 Election Day Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 5:30 PM at City Hall.
Steve A. Bateman, Mayor Rhonda J. Schmidt, Clerk-Treasurer