Hagerman City Council Minutes: Sept 7, 2016

CITY COUNCIL MEETING 09-07-2016

CALL TO ORDER

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL – all present.

AGENDA AMENDMENT – A catering permit for 1000 Springs Winery application for the Sept. 17 Car Show came into the city office at 3 pm the day of the council meeting. Councilman Winther made the 1st motion to add this item to the agenda. Councilman Bland made the 2nd motion. There was no further discussion. The motion passed.

TREASURER’S REPORT – The bills were read into the record. They total $18,726.45. Councilman Jeffries made the 1st motion to pay the bills as read. Councilman Winther made the 2nd motion. There was no further discussion. The motion passed.

MINUTES – 08-17-2016 – Councilman Hauser made the 1st motion to approve the minutes as written. Councilman Jeffries made the 2nd motion. There was no further discussion. The motion passed.

POLICE REPORT:  Officer Kiger was present. The report is on file.

FIRE/QRU REPORT – Chief Tim Peterson was present. His report is on file.

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT:  Superintendent Justin Hulme was absent. He is in Pocatello attending a class. His report is on file. Mayor Weir confirmed the pipe for the Harbison/Guffy project on Hagerman Ave. will be ordered Monday 09-12-2016.

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Planning and Zoning:  Re-zone Block 45 and Hagerman Ave. W. Bud Huntley present. Block 45 is currently zoned Residential and the Hagerman Ave. W area is zoned Residential. A new zoning map is being drafted and it has been requested that these 2 areas both be re-zone Commercial.
  2. Ordinance 1070 – eliminate the 600 sq. ft. building size requirement in the City Code. The ordinance was read into the record. Councilman Jeffries made the 1st motion to approve Ordinance 1070. Councilman Winther made the 2nd motion. Roll call vote – all yes. The motion passed. Councilman Jeffries made the 1st motion to waive the next 2 readings. Weather will be getting bad and these building projects need to proceed. Councilman Winther made the 2nd motion. Roll call vote – all yes. The motion passed.
  3. Zoning Map Changes:  Councilman Jeffries made the 1st motion to designate Block 45 as Commercial and Hagerman Ave. W (bounded by Lagoon Rd. and the Buckeye Ditch) also, Commercial. Councilman Bland made the 2nd motion. The motion passed.
  4. Resolution 2016 – Sewer Utility Rate increase:  Effective 10-01-2016. Councilman Winther made the 1st motion to adopt Resolution 2016-01. Councilman Bland made the 2nd motion. Roll call vote – all yes. The motion passed.
  5. Water/Sewer Application:  An application was received by the city for utility connections at 640 Valley Circle. Payment has been received. Councilman Jeffries made the 1st motion to approve the application. Councilman Winther made the 2nd motion. There was no further discussion. The motion passed.
  6. Laughlin Ricks Architecture Invoice:  Councilman Bland made the 1st motion to pay the $10,700.00 invoice for plans for city hall remodel. Councilman Jeffries made the 2nd motion. There was no further discussion. The motion passed.
  7. Region IV Administrative Contract:  Kathy Uker was present. Councilman Bland made the 1st motion to approve the contract. The contract is for services from Region IV for Block Grand administration and Scope of Work. Councilman Jeffries made the 2nd motion. There was no further discussion. The motion passed.
  8. City Hall Remodel:  Councilman Jeffries made the 1st motion to begin seeking bids for the project. Councilman Bland made the 2nd motion. There was no further discussion. The motion passed.
  9. Hagerman School Arts Project:  no one present. Councilman Bland made the 1st motion to TABLE this item until the next meeting. Councilman Jeffries made the 2nd motion. There was no further discussion. The motion passed.
  10. Catering Permits: 2 catering permits were applied, and paid, for the Sept. 17 Car Show. #1:  Chamber of Commerce (Lindsay Call) and #2:  1000 Springs Winery (Marg Janes). Councilman Winther made the 1st motion to approve both permit applications. Councilman Winther made the 2nd motion. There was no further discussion. The motion passed.

OLD BUSINESS:

1:  Wastewater Project Update – Mark Holtzen was present. Progress is proceeding on the preliminary engineering. Piping lay-outs and lift station plans are being drawn up. JUB has received a draft of the geotech report.
2:  Personnel Manual – Councilman Bland made the 1st motion to TABLE this discussion until the next meeting. Councilman Jeffries made the 2nd motion. There was no further discussion. The motion passed.

TABLED:  1:  Law Enforcement Contract for 2017 – The contract has been rewritten to include Clause #6-Compensation. The Police Dept. will pay their utility bills, not the city. Councilman Jeffries made the 1st motion to approve the contract. Councilman Bland made the 2nd motion. There was no further discussion. The motion passed.

MAYOR’S COMMENTS – The annual Car Show is Sat. Sept. 17. The Hagerman Bike Walk Dinner on the Bridge is the evening of the 16th. The Senior Center made approximately $5,000.00 on their 3 Tuesday evening music/drinks concerts.

PUBLIC COMMENT – Thank you for changing the 600 sq. ft. building size requirement.

Adjourn – Councilman Jeffries made the 1st motion. Councilman Bland made the 2nd motion. No discussion. The motion passed.

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