City of Nezperce, Idaho - Regular City Council Meeting October 10, 2017
Saturday, November 11 2017 @ 02:43 PM PST
Contributed by: Admin
CITY OF NEZPERCE, IDAHO
October 10, 2017
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE NEZPERCE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEZPERCE, IDAHO, HELD ON October 10, 2017.
PLACE: Nezperce City Hall, 502 5th Ave.
I. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY MAYOR BATEMAN AT 5:45 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, Fire Chief Dave Kuther, Maintenance Supervisor Craig Cardwell and Clerk-Treasurer Rhonda Schmidt. Guest in attendance was Michelle Lyons and John Matheson.
IV. AMENDMENT TO AGENDA
V. MINUTES of the previous meetings of 9/12/17 amended were approved as emailed upon a motion by Cm. Elven, motion was seconded by Cm. Jensen, motion carried.
VI. TREASURER’S REPORT AND MONTHLY BILLS:
The Clerk’s Monthly Treasurer’s Report dated October 10, 2017 was examined and approved, showing the following:
Funds on Hand $259,660.7
All bills and payroll disbursements were examined and approved for payment upon a motion by Cm. Zenner and seconded by Cm. Jensen in the total of $114,988.53 check numbers 13660 through 13712 with check number 13678 voided. Receipts since the last meeting were shown as $110,471.31. The checks and stub approvals were signed appropriately by all parties as well as the Payment Approval Reports for October.
VII. BUSINESS TO BE CONDUCTED
A. Airport: Herco is scheduled to be here next week to grade on Tuesday and pave on Wednesday. An Idaho Aeronautics representative performed an inspection of the property recently and have asked that the city take down trees on Mayor Bateman’s personal property as no trees are allowed within 60 feet of the runway. We got a bid for the removal of trees and Mayor Bateman spoke with Bill Statham at Idaho Aeronautics about assisting with paying for the removal. Clerk Schmidt will email Statham an official request for assistance. No news as to any sale of private property at the airport. Maintenance Cardwell spoke to the council regarding redirecting the stormwater/winter run off coming at the airport. He asked the council whether they liked the idea of running a 6 inch pipe 775 feet down the runway or running the water to the creek. He thought that it would take approximately 3 days to install the pipe at $3.30 a foot for $2,557.50. The second option is to dig through the dike. The council liked the idea of running the water directly to the creek.
B. Fire Station Update: Chief Kuther reported that subcontractors have been busy working. Estimated completion is around Thanksgiving. They will be hauling some rock to get in under a deadline. Cardwell will speak with the foreman about getting the services completed before winter weather is upon us.
C. Streets: 1,000 tons of chips and 500 tons if gravel have been delivered. A couple of loads were very dirty with clumps of clay so Cardwell showed it to PHD Foreman Osburn and the next loads were better.
VIII. DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS
Food Bank: Cardwell will be installing a heater in the food bank.
Water: 4 water meters upgraded this month.
Streets: Maintenance is getting the plows ready for snow.
RV: It appears that people are helping themselves to city hoses and water by washing their vehicles in the RV Park. Cardwell asked the council if this is ok with them. They discussed it and decided that Cardwell should post no car wash signs. There are several reasons that deem this unacceptable.
Community Center/Library: Cardwell will be putting heat tape on the gutters at the Riggers Building to prevent the ice from building up on that building this winter.
Personnel: Carpenter will be filling out the Operator in Training application and get things going for him. They will find Carpenter some online classes as he prefers to learn this way.
Training: Clerk Schmidt informed the council that she will be attending the Flood Administrator training in Grangeville on the 26th.
C. Fire Department
Equipment: Kuther said that the truck sitting outside has no place to go right now so they drained it.
IX. COUNCIL COMMENT
Thrift on Fifth: The council received an invitation to lunch on Sunday, October 15 at the Legion Hall. The group is celebrating making $55,000 in donations so having a taco bar to celebrate. The community is invited.
IIIA Refund: The city received their 2nd of 4 assessment refunds in the amount of $1,050.00. Following discussion Cm. Jensen moved to assist employees with their part of medical premiums. Cm. Zenner seconded the motion, motion carried.
X. PUBLIC COMMENT
Next Meeting Date: November 14th
Flood Plain Administrator workshop: October 26th 9AM to 4PM in Grangeville
Fire Station Progress Meeting – October 31st at 10:30AM
The next city council meeting will be on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 5:30 PM at City Hall. NOTE: Mayor Bateman will be on vacation so Zenner will be running the meeting.
Steve A. Bateman, Mayor Rhonda J. Schmidt, Clerk-Treasurer