CITY OF NEZPERCE, IDAHO
PUBLIC HEARING/SPECIAL MEETING
August 26, 2019

MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE NEZPERCE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEZPERCE, IDAHO, HELD ON August 26, 2019.

PLACE: Nezperce City Hall, 606 Maple Street.

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY MAYOR BATEMAN AT 5:30 P.M. 

PRESENT were Councilmembers Steve Bateman, Jim Zenner (by cell phone), Mike Jensen, and Tyler Nelson, Maintenance Supervisor Craig Cardwell and Clerk-Treasurer Rhonda Schmidt. Guests present were Martha Wolf and Ginger Christiansen. Councilmember Michelle Lyons entered the meeting at approximately 5:50PM. 

Pledge of Allegiance: The pledge was led by Mayor Bateman at 5:30 PM.

PUBLIC COMMENT
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Ginger Christiansen and Martha Wolf introduced themselves to the council as they are running the Nezperce food pantry aka the Corner Cupboard. They reported that everything is going great and have taken over all aspects of the pantry. Martha also volunteers at the Lewiston Food Bank and has been able to get good nutritious food and mixes that customers can use. Ginger does all the book work and is in charge of organizing everything. They served 41 people last week and are open the third Wednesday each month. The city is offering $100 at the store for eggs and milk or whatever they need. They thanked Maintenance Cardwell for the cement work to fix a hole in the floor and level the area of the garage door. This last week they had 4-H kids volunteer and they did a great job. Martha and Ginger informed the council that they have been thinking of setting up a table with handouts and raffling off the new stove they have no use for. The stove is not city property. The council thanked them for the great news and welcomed them back to a meeting anytime. The guests left prior to the Public Hearings. 

BUSINESS TO BE CONDUCTED

1.  Resolution R2019-6 –Resolution to include Forgone Funds in FYE 2020 Budget: Clerk Schmidt informed the council that the city has $2,922 in forgone monies. She included these funds in the fire station budget to be used on materials to finish the building. Following a brief discussion Cm. Jensen moved to accept the resolution, motion was seconded by Cm. Nelson, motion carried.

2.  Public Hearings – No members of the public were in attendance for the Public Hearings.
Approve FYE Budget Ordinance 2019-7: Mayor Bateman called for a motion to Suspend the Rules after the council reviewed Ordinance 2019-7. Cm. Jensen moved to Suspend the Rules, Cm. Nelson seconded the motion, with the following roll call vote:

                                 Councilman Zenner                            Aye,
                                 Councilman Jensen                            Aye,
                                 Councilman Nelson                            Aye,
                                 Councilman Lyons                              Aye. 

Upon a motion by Cm. Jensen, seconded by Cm. Nelson to adopt Ordinance 2019-7 as presented with the following roll call vote: 

                                 Councilman Zenner                           Aye,
                                 Councilman Jensen                           Aye,
                                 Councilman Nelson                           Aye,
                                 Councilman Lyons                             Aye.

3. Public Hearing – City Property Exchange with Ken Kuther: No comments were made regarding the exchange. Cm. Zenner made a motion to move forward with the exchange of property. Cm. Jensen seconded the motion, motion carried.

4.  Declaration of Candidacy – November Election: Clerk Schmidt provided the forms to the three incumbents who all plan to run again. The forms are due back on or before September 6, 2019 at 5:00PM. Running again are Mayor Bateman and Councilmembers James Zenner and Tyler Nelson.

5. Senior Center Exterior Bids: 2 bids have been received from Auto Docs We Make House Calls. The first bid is to fill woodpecker holes and is for $985. This includes removing metal plates, filling all holes with expandable foam and covering the 42 holes with cedar shakes. This project will be completed this year. Cm. Zenner moved to accept the bid as presented, Cm. Jensen seconded the motion, motion carried. The second bid is to paint the building. This bid includes the labor only to paint a primary and a trim color, including pressure washing, scraping and prep work, fixing the porch damage on the west side and caulking where needed. The bid received was for $6,350. The city will be responsible to purchase the paint. Tom Scott said that more than likely the painting will happen next year but if he gets a break in his schedule it could happen this fall. Following discussion Cm. Jensen moved to accept the quote, Cm. Nelson seconded the motion, motion carried.

DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS
                        1. 
Maintenance

EMS Building: The new stormdrain is minimally installed, and the patching of the street is minimally completed. Herco will be here in the fall to asphalt around the whole building.

Water: Cardwell informed the council that we dodged a bullet as the controller gave him a scare. He called an electrician to repair it and he got it up and running but we need to be proactive and upgrade the controller. The electrician said that a new controller is approximately $2,000 and will provide us a formal quote. The water fund has the money so the bid will be an action item next month.

                          2.  Clerk
Council Meeting Dates: Following discussion Cm. Nelson made a motion to move the monthly regular meeting to the second Monday of the month at 5:30PM, motion was seconded by Cm. Jensen, motion carried. The ordinance will be ready for the meeting.

Helipad: The group watched a PowerPoint on what is required to build a Helipad.

COUNCIL COMMENT

ADJOURNMENT – The meeting adjourned at 6:20PM.

Other/Upcoming Events:
Next regular Meeting – September 10 at 6:30AM
IRWA Conference – September 24-26 in Post Falls
Clerks Conference – September 17-19 in Nampa

The next city council meeting will be on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 6:30 AM at City Hall.

 

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