CITY OF NEZPERCE, IDAHO
REGULAR MEETING
AUGUST 14, 2018 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE NEZPERCE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEZPERCE, IDAHO, HELD ON August 14, 2018. 

PLACE:  Nezperce City Hall, 502 5th Ave. 

I.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY MAYOR STEVE A. BATEMAN AT 6:31 P.M. 

II. Pledge of Allegiance:  The pledge was led by Mayor Bateman. 

III. PRESENT were Councilmembers Steve Bateman, Mike Jensen, Tyler Nelson, Michelle Lyons, Maintenance Supervisor Craig Cardwell and Clerk-Treasurer Rhonda Schmidt. Absent were Councilman James Zenner and Fire Chief Dave Kuther.

IV.    AMENDMENT TO AGENDA

V.        MINUTES
of the previous meetings of 7/10/18 were approved as emailed upon a motion by Cm. Nelson, motion was seconded by Cm. Lyons, motion carried.

VI.   TREASURER’S REPORT AND MONTHLY BILLS:

The Clerk’s Monthly Treasurer’s Report dated August 14, 2018 was examined and approved, showing the following:

                                Funds on Hand                     $373,915.13

All bills and payroll disbursements were examined and approved for payment upon a motion by Cm. Jensen and seconded by Cm. Nelson in the total of $53,455.30 check numbers 14125 through 14179. Receipts since the last meeting were shown as $110,381.54. The checks and stub approvals were signed appropriately by all parties as well as the Payment Approval Report for August.

VII.  BUSINESS TO BE CONDUCTED


A.  Review Proposed Budget FYE 2019; Action Item:
Following review of the proposed budget Cm. Nelson moved to accept it as presented, Cm. Lyons seconded the motion, motion carried. The budget hearing is scheduled for August 27th at 6:30PM.


B.   Sewer Fee Increase – Resolution R 2018-6; Action Item:
The resolution was distributed to the council to review prior to the meeting. Mayor Bateman read the resolution and following its reading, Cm. Jensen moved to Suspend the Rules, Cm. Nelson seconded the motion, with the following roll call vote:

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

Upon a motion by Cm. Nelson, seconded by Cm. Jensen to adopt Resolution R2018-6 as presented with the following roll call vote:

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

C.  Website Problems; Action Item:
Clerk Schmidt informed the council that since Go Daddy moved to a more secure certificate that things have not gotten any better for the webmaster. Sharon has not been able to do anything on the website the entire month. We have been working with Go Daddy to find a solution. What has been discovered is that we are not paying for a “business” site, so we have too much information on a “personal” site (this causes the site to load slowly) and the lack of a firewall is the second issue. It is Sharon’s plan to recreate the website using a tech friendly program such as WebPress or Wix. Researching these two programs we find that they have their own firewall security. So what Sharon and Clerk Schmidt proposed to the council is that we try to go to a 1-year plan with Go Daddy upgrading to a business site with a firewall. With this 1-year plan Sharon should be able to put information on our current site and get a new site created. Cm. Lyons made a motion for the 1-year upgrade with the firewall option, Cm. Jensen seconded the motion, motion carried.


D.  Airport Aid Agreement and Resolution R 2018-8; Action Item:
Mayor Bateman added that this resolution is to get the city reimbursed $1,700.00 paid to remove trees at the airport so the council reviewed the resolution and following their review, Cm. Nelson moved to Suspend the Rules, Cm. Jensen seconded the motion, with the following roll call vote:

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

Upon a motion by Cm. Nelson, seconded by Cm. Jensen to adopt Resolution R2018-8 as presented with the following roll call vote:

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

E.  Engineer Procurement; Action Item:
Only one firm submitted a proposal, so the council completed the procurement paperwork on JUB. Clerk Schmidt will inform the firm that the city has chosen them.


F.  Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan NFIP Compliance Statement; Action Item:
A Compliance Statement was requested from the city as part of the Lewis County Multi-Jurisdictional Mitigation Plan. Following review by the council. Cm. Nelson made a motion to accept the statement as presented, Cm. Lyons seconded the motion, motion carried.


G.  ITD Bridge Inspection:
Mayor Bateman reported that there is no help (funding) for us. It was suggested that we pour concrete, install rip rap and resurface approaches and bridges. ITD came back and fixed the approaches on the 4th Avenue bridge they resurfaced earlier in the month. Jack Trombetta voiced his concern regarding the lift on Oak Street and the lack of a transition. Cardwell was hopeful that ITD would come back and smooth out the transitions. Jack would like some gravel as he is worrying about flooding in coming months. He may need to contact ITD and make a gravel request.


H.  LHTAC – Sign Grants:
Mayor Bateman heard from either Commissioner McLeod or Sheriff Davis that we are getting solar mile per hour signs. Bateman will follow up as he is not sure where they are coming from. Cardwell will get the orange flags up at crosswalks. Cm. Jensen said that Bell has the flags for approximately $3.95 a flag; Cardwell found them on Amazon for a little less.


VIII.    DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS

A.    Maintenance

Water: Cardwell will need to send in lead, copper and nitrate samples this month. He has 3 meters with issues and now Blakeman is upset about a spring coming out of a bank as the water is stagnate.  Cardwell will fix the draw, so the water will run.

Sewer: Cardwell has fill that he will use to build the lagoon dikes back up. This will be time consuming but needs to be done as the dike has really deteriorated. No discharging currently and pump 2 is acting up. The electrician will be here to diagnose the pump issue. Cardwell visited Weippe to see how a contractor is relining sewer pipe. This is the process that Nezperce is looking into.

Streets: Seal coating has been completed for the year, didn’t get all that we wanted before running out of oil, but the critical streets are done. We have chips left over for next year. The catch basin is installed at the St. John lot where it was washed out. Cardwell used some of the ITD grindings and found that they take time but is working well after it sets up. Dust oil was completed. A discussion followed, and a decision was made that next year the council will be included when deciding which alleys get dust oil.

Fire Station Storm Drain System: The basins have been purchased but Cardwell informed the council that he hasn’t priced the pipe we need to complete the installation and the pipe will not be cheap.

Summer Help: Summer help is done this week and found the girls to be on time, worked hard and didn’t complain much. Kaleb did get one license and is working on another.

Airport: Planning to burn the pile soon.

Prairie Day: Mayor Bateman reported that he heard several compliments on how good the city looked over Prairie Day.

B.    Clerk

Phones: Clerk Schmidt reported that all lines and phones are installed at the Fire Station.

Weeds: Clerk Schmidt reported that a resident with a weed issue has hired someone to spray and clean up the weeds in and around her property. There are no plans to construct a new sidewalk yet.

C.  Fire Department – No report

IX.       COUNCIL COMMENT


X.        PUBLIC COMMENT

XI.       ADJOURNMENT: Meeting adjourned at 7:50PM

Other/Upcoming Events:

Airport Survey – August 22 at 11AM
Budget Hearing – August 27 at 6:30PM
Clerks Conference – September 18-21

The next city council meeting will be a special meeting on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 6:30 PM at City Hall. 

 

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