(Minutes subject to council approval)
CITY OF NEZPERCE, IDAHO
PUBLIC HEARING AND REGULAR MEETING
August 10, 2020

MINUTES OF THE PUBLIC HEARING AND REGULAR MEETING OF THE NEZPERCE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEZPERCE, IDAHO, HELD ON August 10, 2020.

PLACE: Training Room – Nezperce City Hall, 606 Maple Street.

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

PRESENT were Councilmembers Steve Bateman, Mike Jensen, Tyler Nelson, James Zenner and Michelle Lyons, Fire Chief David Kuther, Maintenance Supervisor Craig Cardwell and Clerk-Treasurer Rhonda Schmidt. Guests present were JUB Engineer Amy Uptmor and Dodd Snodgrass of CEDA. Resident Ed McMillion entered the meeting at 6:20PM.

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

1.  PUBLIC HEARING: Sewer Fee Increases – Mayor Bateman read the resolution. Guests present were Dodd Snodgrass of CEDA and JUB Engineer Amy Uptmor and neither had comments regarding the proposed fee increases. Cm. Jensen moved to pass Resolution R2020-5 to increase sewer fees, Cm. Zenner seconded the motion, motion carried.

MINUTES of the previous meetings of 7/13/20 and 7/29/20 were approved as emailed upon a motion by Cm. Zenner, motion was seconded by Cm. Jensen, motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT AND MONTHLY BILLS: 
The Clerk’s Monthly Treasurer’s Report dated August 10, 2020 was examined and approved, showing the following:

                                    Funds on Hand                   $397,839.40

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 $48,555.84 check numbers 15478 through 15522. Receipts since the last meeting were shown as $110,820.07. Checks and stub approvals were signed appropriately by all parties as well as the Payment Approval Report for August.

BUSINESS TO BE CONDUCTED

1.  WW Land App. Project Update/Next Steps Moving Forward – Engineer Amy Uptmor: Amy explained to the council that the drilling at the preferred location has taken place. Unfortunately, the contractor hit fractured rock at approximately 5 feet in all bores. She will have the information reviewed by a professional and let the city know what she finds out. The council reviewed the hand out and discussed options. Amy will continue to talk with land owners as we continue to find the best location for storage. Amy worked with Dodd and John Lynn regarding the bond ordinance and it was decided that the city will need to run a bond for 5.5 million which will put the sewer rate at $120.00 a month. Dodd added that John Lynn wants to see the rate at $65.00 so is working on a package deal from RD while Dodd is working on 2 block grants. The EPA returned the compendium list of grants and there are a couple that we can chase after. The city will need to sell the community on the 5.5-million-dollar bond but we will continue to go after other monies to get the bond lower when we get closer to the project.

2.  WW Land App. Project – Ordinance Bond 2020-3: Mayor Bateman called for a motion to Suspend the Rules and the Three Readings of Ordinance 2020-3. Cm. Zenner made the motion while Cm. Jensen seconded the motion, with the following roll call vote:

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