(Minutes subject to council approval)
CITY OF NEZPERCE, IDAHO
August 8, 2022
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE NEZPERCE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEZPERCE, IDAHO, HELD ON August 8, 2022.
PLACE: Training Room, Nezperce City Hall, 606 Maple Street.
THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY MAYOR BATEMAN AT 7:03A.M.
PRESENT were Councilmembers Steve Bateman, Mike Jensen, Tyler Nelson, Kimberly Ingram (via Zoom), James Zenner, Maintenance Supervisor Craig Cardwell, Office Assistant Kim Johnson Ingram, Clerk/Treasurer Rhonda Schmidt.
Pledge of Allegiance: The pledge was led by Mayor Bateman.
No members of the public in attendance wanted to make comment.
MINUTES of the previous meeting of 7/11/22 and 7/25/22 were approved as emailed upon a motion by Cm. Zenner was seconded by Cm. Jensen, motion carried.
TREASURER’S REPORT AND MONTHLY BILLS:
The Clerk’s Monthly Treasurer’s Report dated August 8, 2022 was examined and approved, showing the following:
Funds on Hand $707,170.80 (approximate as no Pool received)
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 $80,713.04 check numbers 16535 through 16580. Receipts since the last meeting were shown as $141,867.05. Checks and stub approvals were signed appropriately by all parties as well all signed the Claim Approval Report for August.
BUSINESS TO BE CONDUCTED
1. WW Land App: Engineer Uptmor provided an email covering the last few weeks. The land acquisition is pending to close on August 12th. The SRF/ARPA DEQ application is currently in the works, Clerk Schmidt has worked on the application and Uptmor will be reviewing and providing the technical information. The Corps contract is in the process of executing following the next item of Business to be Conducted. Design is underway with Geotech scheduled to bore holes for the new pond location which will be in the northeast corner of the property. Uptmor will be scheduling design coordination meetings and will meet with the city to discuss and beginning the Reuse Permit Application.
2. Corps 595 Grant – Approve Agreement, Cert. of Financial Capability, Cert. of Lobbying: Following review of the agreements and documentation provided Cm. Jensen made a motion to move forward by signing the agreement and documents required by the Corps. Cm. Zenner seconded the motion, motion carried. Clerk Schmidt will have the attorney sign a document and submit the information to the Corps.
3. FYE2023 Budget– Tentative Approval: The council was emailed a copy of the proposed budget for their review. Mayor Bateman asked the council if they had any questions regarding the budget as the city has never had an 11-million-dollar budget before. The council had no questions or suggestions regarding the budget and were in agreeance to tentatively approve the budget as it is following a motion by Cm. Jensen, duly seconded and carried. The public hearing to accept the budget is scheduled for August 22nd at 5:30PM there will also be a public hearing on the 15% sanitation increase.
4. Miller Land Acquisition: Mayor Bateman informed the council of the great news as the offer has been accepted and we are awaiting a survey of the property.
5. Airport Grant: Mayor Bateman has not been able to get with the engineer to discuss the project so had no new information to report.
6. Senior Center: The waterproof flooring has been decided on. The contractor is having difficulties finding the ceiling material to match. The contractor has been slow as they have had a shortage of employees. Neighbors, the Demers, have offered to trim trees and work on the flower beds at the center.
7. Broadband Home Test – CEDA: Clerk Schmidt explained thatthe city is helping promote this home broadband test through Facebook and the website for CEDA. She asked the council to take this test from their home PC’s.
8. Blue Cross Foundation Academy Grant: Mayor Bateman and Clerk Schmidt are participating in this academy and will be in Boise for a few days this month. After they complete the academy, the city will get a check for a project.
9. Variance Request by the CCCU: The council read a letter from the Credit Union asking for a variance to put up an awning and privacy fence. The city’s new zoning ordinance requires a 5-foot setback so the CCCU needs a variance to build on the property line. Following discussion Cm. Jensen moved to grant the CCCU a variance waving the 5-foot set back requirement, motion was seconded by Cm. Nelson, motion carried.
1. Maintenance Report
Water: Cardwell reported that he will be installing new water meters at 2 locations. He will be meeting with the Branson’s to discuss services for the future subdivision. Maintenance installed a new hydrant at the city shop. Cardwell will be getting on the installation of the waterline for the Willow Street development. There is talk of a couple more homes on Birch and when that happens services are in the vicinity.
Sewer: No discharging at this time. The apartments next to the CCCU will be updating there sewerline so the drive thru to the credit union will be out of service 5 days.
Tennis Court Bathrooms: Maintenance has the demolition of the bathrooms at the tennis court yet to complete.
Sanitation: Walco put up a sign at the roll off up by the school that states what goes into the roll off and the dumpster. Hopefully people learn the difference between what goes where and do it. We will get this information posted on the city website. Discussion ensued about relocating the burn pile.
Garden Club Park: Candice Starkweather has been getting things done at the park with the assistance of the maintenance department and city hall; things are taking shape down there.
Schmidt had nothing extra to add.
3. Fire Department
ADJOURNMENT: Meeting adjourned at 7:30AM.
Upcoming Council Meetings: Sept. 12th and Oct. 11th at 7:00AM
Public Hearing for Sanitation Increases and FYE23 Budget approval: August 22, 2022 at 5:30PM.
The next regularly scheduled city council meeting will be on Monday, September 12th at 7AM at City Hall.
Steve A. Bateman, Mayor Rhonda J. Schmidt, Clerk-Treasurer