September 10, 2019


PLACE: Nezperce City Hall, 606 Maple Street.


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

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

MINUTES of the previous meetings of 8/13/19 and 8/26/19 were approved as emailed upon a motion by Cm. Jensen, motion was seconded by Cm. Nelson, motion carried. It was noted that the agenda read that the meeting was the 9th not the 10th. Meeting was held the 10th as stated in the minutes.

The Clerk’s Monthly Treasurer’s Report dated September 10, 2019 was examined and approved, showing the following:

                                                 Funds on Hand                   $358,470.39

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 $54,060.92 check numbers 14708 through 14749 (US Bank) and 15001-15002 (CCCU). Receipts since the last meeting were shown as $35,896.10. Checks and stub approvals were signed appropriately by all parties as well as the Payment Approval Report for September.

No members of the public were present at the meeting.


1.  Ordinance 2019-8 – Meeting date and time change: With the passing of this ordinance council meetings will be scheduled the second Monday of each month beginning at 5:30PM. Mayor Bateman called for a motion to Suspend the Rules after the council reviewed the ordinance. Cm. Jensen moved to Suspend the Rules, Cm. Zenner 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. Zenner to adopt Ordinance 2019-8 as presented with the following roll call vote:

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

With the passing of this ordinance there are holidays on the second Monday of October and November so it was decided that the meetings will be on the first Monday instead. The meetings were scheduled for October 7th and November 4th.

2.  Water Control Panel Quote: Following review of the quote for $2,690.00 to upgrade the panel Cm. Nelson moved to accept the quote. Cm. Zenner seconded the motion, motion carried.

3.  NPDES Update: Received were emails informing that no comments regarding the appeal will be made until the end of the month because everyone has been on vacation. How much the appeal will cost has yet to be determined.

4.  Helipad Update: Maintenance Cardwell reported that the power will be installed in a couple weeks. Cardwell has laid out the area for the pad tentatively but will need to check the video for set back requirements from the runway. He will also be looking for the lighting. Clerk Schmidt reported that she emailed the State regarding the project but hasn’t heard anything back.

5.  Property Exchange Update: Clerk Schmidt reported that we should be getting the legal descriptions from the surveyor for the property exchanges so that she can order the deeds from the city attorney as well as the sewer line easement. Cuddy has not provided them yet.

6.  November Election: Clerk Schmidt reported that she received and filed 3 Declaration of Candidacy forms and then received a Write-in candidacy form for a council position. So, there will be a race for the 2 councilman positions.

            1.  Maintenance

Water: Meter reading this month was a fiasco as we are still having issues with the auto reader and handheld gun. Will be calling our Sensus contact and get things resolved. Clerk Schmidt is having issues with transferring the information from the handheld to the software.

Sewer: Cardwell informed the council that he will need to start discharging in October no matter where we are in the permit appeal process. He is working to resolve a chlorination issue and move the composite sampler. He needs to find a downstream sample point, somewhere he can get to in the middle of winter. Maintenance will also be lifting the manholes at the airport to keep run off water from getting into the system. Work needs to be done at the weir as the boards are bad and need replaced. The sewer clean-out at the new home on 2nd Ave. needs protected otherwise the snowplow will be hitting it.

Streets: Chip sealing has been completed and the city is in pretty good shape except for a few areas. The stormdrain system at the EMS building has been completed.

Fair Grounds: The city does the mowing for the fair board and was asked if we would spray the weeds for them. Following discussion, the council concurred that the city doesn’t want that responsibility. Maintenance will be closing a couple partial roads for the fair next week when they return from conference.

EMS Building: Herco will be here to pave around the building within the month. Maintenance will need to take care of the water problem and hall gravel in to raise the grade. Concrete will be poured for steps in the back prior to Herco’s arrival.

             2.  Clerk

Trainings: Clerk Schmidt informed the council that she will be attending a PERSI training on Thursday and then be gone the 17th through the 20th for Clerks Conference in Nampa. The office will be open on Wednesday the 18th. Maintenance will be gone the following week (24th through 26th ) for an Idaho Rural Water Conference in Post Falls.

Trailers: Dave Riggers has 2 trailers to get rid of and is giving the city first option to get them. One is free while the other is $100. Maintenance is interested in the $100 trailer.

                  3.  Fire Department

Training: Chief Kuther just returned from a training in Minneapolis that focused on agriculture and health. Mapping individual forms for hazard analysis. They have had some local interest in first responder training as it is the family that is present when a farming accident occurs. It would be a real plus for these families to be trained to handle a situation until the ambulance can arrive. Kuther hasn’t heard anything form the state insurance rating individual.


Mayor Bateman informed the council that he has joined the Mayors Walking Challenge sponsored by Blue Shield. Upon completing the challenge, the school could get $1,000.00.

ADJOURNMENT – Meeting was adjourned at 7:13AM

The next city council meeting will be on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 5:30 PM at City Hall.


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