City of Nezperce, Idaho - Regular City Council Meeting -November 8, 2016
Friday, December 02 2016 @ 11:07 AM PST
Contributed by: Admin
CITY OF NEZPERCE, IDAHO
November 8, 2016
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE NEZPERCE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEZPERCE, IDAHO, HELD ON November 8, 2016.
PLACE: Nezperce City Hall, 502 5th Ave.
I. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY MAYOR BATEMAN AT 5:40 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, Maintenance Supervisor Craig Cardwell and Clerk Rhonda Schmidt. Cm. Zenner and Fire Chief Kuther were absent.
IV. AMENDMENT TO AGENDA:
V. MINUTES of the previous meetings of 10/11/16 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 November 8, 2016 was examined and approved, showing the following:
Funds on Hand $248,029.77
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 $47,636.49 check numbers 13149 through 13195. Receipts since the last meeting were shown as $41,972.82. The checks and stub approvals were signed appropriately by all parties as well as the Payment Approval Reports for November.
VII. BUSINESS TO BE CONDUCTED
Airport Sewer Project: Maintenance Cardwell was happy to report that they are working on the last section of pipe and will need to ty into a manhole to get things completed and the line up and running to the lagoons. This pipe will make a big difference as he has witnessed sludge running well in a lower section. In the old pipe it seems that the solids were hanging up and water was running over the sludge. Obviously why it has been impossible to get the 85% removal required. There will be another invoice coming from Crea Construction for labor as Karl sent up an employee to assist with finishing up the line.
MOA Agreement between City, EMS, and Rural Fire: This agreement was completed as needed. The terms will be negotiated annually. There will be a better idea of what the costs are after the first year. Flood insurance required will be split 40% city, 40% EMS and 20% rural as suggested at the last meeting.
Fire Station Project Update: Mayor Bateman informed the council that we are $200,000 short of signing a contract. From that information $100,000 has been cut from the project and the remaining $100,000 is in question. The latest suggestion is that the 3 entities commit to more cash. CEDA is looking for additional grants to cover the shortage with the idea that the entities would be reimbursed in the end. Another conference call is scheduled for Thursday. If any of the council is interested in learning more they should be present for the call.
EPA Update: Maintenance Cardwell and Clerk Schmidt pulled the compliance information together and had JUB review it and write a letter to meet the deadline. On November 2nd Mayor Bateman, Maintenance Cardwell and Clerk Schmidt were on a conference call with the EPA an took part in a discussion as the EPA is working on a new permit. Next, Maintenance Cardwell and Clerk Schmidt with the assistance of engineer Amy Uptmor will tackle the EPA nutrients survey received by the deadline November 18th.
VIII. DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS
Sewer: Maintenance has been working on the airport trunk line throughout the month.
Water: The meter and meter box were upgraded at the bank as the bank parking lot was resurfaced.
Streets: Cardwell ordered cold mix from Herco.
Jingle Bell Saturday: Cardwell will work out the scheduling with Marci Stapleton as she organizes the Fun Run. Cardwell will make a list of those wanting to decorate trees in Memorial/Lions Park. He has received several requests already of those wanting the same tree as last year.
Parks: Maintenance will get parks and restrooms winterized and ready to put up holiday lights.
Volunteer of the Year: It is that time of the year again; Clerk Schmidt will get it in the herald.
Budget: Clerk Schmidt asked the council to review the budget hearing notice in their packets. Last year’s budget will need to be amended at the next council meeting as the amendment is needed to cover grant monies received and spent. There will be a public hearing prior to the regularly scheduled council meeting on December 6.
C. Fire Department
IX. COUNCIL COMMENT
City Roller – The council asked for an update regarding the roller. Cardwell has spoken with the party that has it and was told that it will be returned. Bell Equipment would like to use it in their lot.
Email First Step Again- Cm. Elven asked as the status of First Step coming to town. Clerk Schmidt read the last correspondence she has received. Cm. Elven asked the clerk to email them again.
X. PUBLIC COMMENT
AIC Fall Meeting – November 29 in Lewiston at the Red Lion
Holidays – November 11, 24, 25
The next city council meeting will be on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 5:30 PM at City Hall
Steve A. Bateman, Mayor Rhonda J. Schmidt, Clerk-Treasurer