City of Nezperce, Idaho - Regularl City Council Meeting September 12, 2017

Friday, October 06 2017 @ 09:17 AM PDT

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                                                                                            CITY OF NEZPERCE, IDAHO
                                                                                                 REGULAR MEETING
                                                                                                  September 12, 2017 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE NEZPERCE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEZPERCE, IDAHO, HELD ON September 12, 2017.  

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, James Zenner, Tyler Nelson (arrived at 5:35), Fire Chief Dave Kuther, Maintenance Supervisor Craig Cardwell and Clerk-Treasurer Rhonda Schmidt.  Guest in attendance was Michelle Lyons.

 

IV.       AMENDMENT TO AGENDA 

V.        MINUTES of the previous meetings of 8/8/17 and 8/24/17 amended were approved as emailed upon a motion by Cm. Jensen, motion was seconded by Cm. Elven, motion carried. 

VI.       TREASURER’S REPORT AND MONTHLY BILLS: 

The Clerk’s Monthly Treasurer’s Report dated September 12, 2017 was examined and approved, showing the following:           

Funds on Hand                     $253,679.88                                                                                   

All bills and payroll disbursements were examined and approved for payment upon a motion by Cm. Zenner and seconded by Cm. Elven in the total of $109,508.75 check numbers 13617 through 13659. Receipts since the last meeting were shown as $114,992.41. 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.  EPA Compliance Status: The council discussed the last draft of a compliance report received. Cardwell added that it reads an annual report is due in January each year and in 2020 we will be required to complete an I & I study. Cardwell is working up a maintenance schedule to monitor manhole flows. He is looking for a flow meter. 

B.  Transportation Plan – Review and Approve: Council was emailed the plan for review and agreed to accept and approve the plan as presented. Clerk Schmidt will inform John Watson that the plan has been formally accepted by the council. 

C.  Elections – Update: Three residents are running for 2 positions. Running is incumbent Mike Jensen, former councilman Bill Burton and Michelle Lyons. 

D.  Fire Station Update: Chief Kuther informed the council that there is a lot of activity going on right now. The roof for the apparatus bays arrived yesterday and that was quite the long load. 80 foot sheets of tin arrived by special currier. Kuther anticipated that all the contractor needs for the outside of the building should be here and the building should be completed by Thanksgiving. Volunteer work will start up again soon. CHS Primeland has donated another $2,500 bringing their total donation to $10,000. 

E.  Airport: Herco will be here the end of September the first part of October to finish up the airport project paving project. Doggett said that he is moving the building on the east side of the runway and no one has heard if he sold the lots.  

F.  Streets: Cardwell planned on having Herco do some patching around town when they show up to finish the airport. We expect to see chips in October. 

G. Liquor License: We received an application for a city liquor license for the Paradise Club. They had their state license and received their county license on Monday. Cm. Elven moved to approve the license, while Cm. Nelson seconded the motion, motion carried.            

VIII.      DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS 

A.  Maintenance 

Streets: Cardwell reported that all the crosswalks got painted this last month. 

Sewer: Found a mysterious pipe that Cardwell is trying to figure where it is coming. 

Water: Sanitary survey went well and we passed. Elizabeth Braker with DEQ performed the survey and did make recommendations. Cardwell said it would be easy to comply with the request. Maintenance has replaced and upgraded meters and boxes this month. 

Lions Burger Booth: Cardwell informed the council that he measured the area in question for the booth and there is plenty of room. The booth will fit in there perfectly. He asked the council if they had any thoughts on the idea. The council commented but no decision made at this time. 

B.  Clerk 

Ida-Lew: Clerk Schmidt asked the council if they would donate to Ida-Lew for the Career Fair coming up in October. Two years ago the council donated $50. Cm. Zenner moved to donated $50 to the Career Fair, Cm. Eleven seconded the motion, motion carried. 

Restricted Sewer Account: Schmidt informed the council that she opened up a second pool account and has transferred monies from the US Bank Restricted account to the new pool account. The money was moved so that the monies would draw interest which it wasn’t at US Bank. 

C.  Fire Department: Cardwell added that he has fill for the building and Kuther added that they might need some clean chips. Clerk Schmidt reported that she was informed of a hiccup with the Builders Risk Insurance but that things have been corrected. 

IX.       COUNCIL COMMENT                                               

X.        PUBLIC COMMENT           

XI.       ADJOURNMENT – Meeting adjourned at 7:07PM                       

Other/Upcoming Events:
Lewis County Fair – September 28-October 1
Next Meeting Date: October 10th
Last day for voters to pre-register for the Nov. 7th election is Friday, October 13th
Fire Station Progress Meeting – October 5th 10:30AM
Clerks Conference – Sept. 21-23 in Boise 

The next city council meeting will be on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 5:30 PM at City Hall.  

 

________________________                        _________________________
Steve A. Bateman, Mayor                              Rhonda J. Schmidt, Clerk-Treasurer

 

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