CITY OF NEZPERCE, IDAHO

SPECIAL MEETING
July 17, 2019

MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE NEZPERCE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEZPERCE, IDAHO, HELD ON July 17, 2019.

PLACE: Nezperce City Hall, 606 Maple Street.

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY MAYOR BATEMAN AT 7:30 A.M.

PRESENT were Councilmembers Steve Bateman, Jim Zenner, Mike Jensen, Michelle Lyons, and Tyler Nelson by phone, Maintenance Supervisor Craig Cardwell and Clerk-Treasurer Rhonda Schmidt.

Pledge of Allegiance: The pledge was led by Mayor Bateman at 7:30AM.

PUBLIC COMMENT
No members of the public were in attendance

BUSINESS TO BE CONDUCTED
1.  Sheriff’s Contract Increase:
Following a brief discussion, Cm. Lyons moved to accept the proposed 2% increase on the sheriff’s contract, motion was seconded by Cm. Nelson, motion carried.

2.  Walco Contract Increase: Following another brief discussion, Cm. Zenner moved to accept the 4.6% proposed increase in sanitation fees, motion was seconded by Cm. Jensen, motion carried.

3.  IDL Airport Proposal: Cm. Nelson informed the council that he has spoken with aviation specialists and it appears that the helitack summer operation has not been happy with their current situation so the opportunity for Nezperce to pick up the program has come to us. With power and a helipad coming to the airport soon we would be able to accommodate the IDL’s request. Discussion ensued about pad size noting that if the city contracts with IDL next year that LifeFlight/Air Ambulances would still be able to land. Cm. Nelson will work with aviation in Coeur D’Alene when he is there next. Meanwhile we await the power install and work on getting the helipad projects completed.

DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS
              1.  Maintenance

Parks: Maintenance Cardwell said that the rock sign at the park will cost $200 to paint.

EMS Building: Cardwell will be ordering the pipe for the drainage system at the EMS Building and it won’t be cheap.

COUNCIL COMMENT

Cm. Nelson commented that Phil and John Schmidt did a great job on the meat for the Prairie Day barbecue. Mayor Bateman asked that they get thanked so that they keep coming back. Nelson also said that he heard several comments on how wonderful the city looks.

Mayor Bateman informed the council that Engineer Amy Uptmor and 2 JUB associates will be touring the sewer facility this Friday from 8-10AM.

Following a council discussion, the council agreed to a $25.00 quarterly raise for elected officials and asked the clerk to have the paperwork ready for the August 13th meeting as well as the fee increase paperwork. It was also decided that the August 13th meeting would be moved to 6:30AM to accommodate busy farming/ag schedules.

ADJOURNMENT – Meeting adjourned at 8:30AM

Other/Upcoming Events:
Budget Public Hearing: August 26 at 5:30PM

Upcoming Council Meetings: September 10 at 6:30PM
Clerks Conference: September 17-20 in Nampa
IRWA Conference: September 24-26 in Post Falls

The next city council meeting will be on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 6:30 AM at City Hall.

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