Hagerman City Council Minutes – Feb 17, 2016

MINUTES FOR 02-17-2016

CALL TO ORDER

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL – Councilman Jeffries, Hauser and Winther were in attendance. Councilman Bland was sick.

AGENDA AMENDMENTS- none

TREASURER’S REPORT – The bills totaled $8,998.70 Councilman Jeffries made the 1st motion to pay the bills as read into the record. Councilman Winther made the 2nd motion. There was no further discussion.  The motion passed.

MINUTES FOR 02-03-2016 – Councilman Winther made the 1st motion to approve the minutes as written. Councilman Jeffries made the 2nd motion. There was no further discussion. The motion passed.

LIBRARY RERPORT – Librarian Geri Omohundro was present. She read into the record the January report for inventory, items loaned, computer usage hours, patronage and the petty cash report. The library received a $1,000.00 donation to the building fund.

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT – Superintendent Justin Hulme was present. The RADAR SIGN is back. The solar panel on it will need some plexiglass installed to protect the solar panels. The SIGNS for the new school zone traffic pattern will be installed during spring break.

Justin is working on a draft for the DISCHARGE PERMIT APPLICATION. The weekly and monthly averages have gone up in the required samples to be tested. The permit requires 24 hr. samples from the effluent pipe in the river. The city will need to purchase approximately $3,500.00 in equipment and a boat. Also a 24 hr. recording temperature sensor for approximately $3,000.00 would need to be purchased. Justin will talk with J-U-B about the application and the need of a grace period to purchase the equipment to come into compliance.

GRAVEL ROADS – 4 inches of gravel will be approximately $32,000.00 Justin has also received information about road restoration called Road Genesis. 3 inches of gravel would be approximately 24,000.00 plus $5,000.00 for blade work. Justin will get 3 quotes for the road work and will present them at the next meeting.

DRAIN ON ORCHARD – The drain, pipe and gravel will cost approximately $780.00 Councilman Jeffries made the 1st motion to go forward with the project. Councilman Hauser made the 2nd motion. There was no further discussion. The motion passed.

NEW BUSINESS:

PLANNING AND ZONING TINY HOME RECOMMENDATION AND COUNCIL DECISION – MR. Tom Collins applied for a Special Use Permit to place a tiny home on his lot on Orchard St. The home is 288 square feet. Several persons spoke in regard to the permit a request; Paul Klingler, Gooding County Building Inspector; Carl Legg, builder of the tiny home through Cracker Box Homes; and Bud Huntley, head of Hagerman Planning and Zoning. Mr. Huntley presented a letter to the Mayor and Council detailing the P and Z meetings regarding this issue and their recommendation. The letter is on file. Councilman Jeffries made the 1st motion to not allow the tiny home to be put on the lot; “the City needs to continue to follow the City Code which is 1,000 sq. ft.” Councilman Winther made the 2nd motion. There was no further discussion. The motion passed.

REGION IV DEVELOPMENT – Region IV sent to items to the City to be signed by Mayor Weir. #1: A DEQ State Revolving Fund loan application. #2: An ICDBG pay request to repay the City funds for the Senior Center project. Councilman Winther made the 1st motion to allow the mayor to sign the documents. Councilman Jeffries made the 2nd motion. There was no further discussion. The motion passed.

J-U-B – An interim financing budget was sent to the City. Also, J-U-B and Region IV will begin a rate study.

SENIOR CENTER CATERING PERMIT – The Senior Center will be holding a fund raising event during the evening on Saturday Feb. 27th, called Tumbleweed Saloon. They asked if the City would waive the $25.00 fee for the permit. Councilman Jeffries made the 1st motion to waive the fee and approve the catering permit for that date. Councilman Winther made the 2nd motion. There was no further discussion. The motion passed.

PARK USE PERMIT – there was no action, the event has been cancelled.

CLEAN-UP DAYS – Hagerman Clean-Up Days will be April 22nd and 23rd. Dumpsters and the recycling dumpster will be available. Also available will be a company which will haul junked cars.

260 ORCHARD – The prosecutor will be following through with this. At this time the Mayor also stated the prosecutor will also follow through on the 1,000 gallon propane tank.

MAYOR’S COMMENTS – The Police Dept. repairs are proceeding well. Everything should be completed in the next week or so. Mayor Weir has signed on the again be a Big Springs Board member.

PUBLIC COMMENT – Thank you Bud Huntley fir all of your work with Hagerman Planning and Zoning. The Clean-Up Days dumpsters will be available for brush and batteries. No tires. Consider zoning one particular subdivision or part of town for tiny homes exclusively.

ADJOURN – Councilman Jeffries made the 1st motion to adjourn the meeting. Councilman Hauser made the 2nd motion. There was no further discussion. The motion passed.

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