MINUTES 12-21- 2016
CALL TO ORDER
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
ROLL CALL: Mayor Weir, Councilman Jeffries, Bland, Hauser and Winther – present. Attorney Phil Brown – absent.
AGENDA AMENDMENTS: none
TREASURER’S REPORT: The bills for 12-21- 2016 totaled $45,063.02. Councilman Jeffries made the 1st motion to pay the bills as read. Councilman Bland made the 2nd motion. There was no further discussion. The motion passed.
MINUTES FOR 12-07- 2016: Councilman Bland made the 1st motion to accept the minutes as written. Councilman Jeffries made the 2nd motion. There was no further discussion. The motion passed.
LIBRARY REPORT: Librarian Geri Omohundro was present. The report is on file at the library.
M.COTTAM/REQUEST CHANGE TO HIS UTILITY BILLING: Mr. Cottam has several rental properties in Hagerman. He asked the council to consider changing his utility billing from Residential to Commercial. He presented 2 options to be considered; 1. Charge by meter or 2. Classify multi-unit buildings as Commercial. No decision was made at this time.
CITY HALL REMODEL: 5 sealed bids were received. The bids were unsealed and read into the record. They are –
1. Peterson Brothers Construction: $113,300.00,
2. Crist & Sons Construction: 111,800.00,
3. Stanley Associates, Inc.: $119,990.00,
4. Don Anderson Construction: $95,400.00 and
5. Hayes Construction Company, Inc.: $112,767.00.
2 bids were received for asbestos abatement –
1. Intermountain Construction: $4,978.00 and
2. Northwest Technologies, Inc.: $8,230.00.
Councilman Bland made the 1st motion to take the bids under advisement. Councilman Jeffries made the 2nd motion. There was no further discussion. The motion passed.
C. WARD/WHEN THE WATER BOND EXPIRES, WILL THE UTILITY BILL GO DOWN: Mayor Weir explained funds for the bond, both grant and loan, which came from the U.S.D.A., per their lending requirements, a 1 year payment must be accrued and held by the city. The utility billing currently reflects O and M plus the funds necessary to meet the requirements of the funding.
REGION IV DEVELOPMENT/DREW MCGUIRE/DRAWDOWN PAPERWOK TO PAY J.U.B.: Funds will be drawn down from the Army Corp. of Engineers funding and DEQ funding to pay engineering expenses for the wastewater project. Mr. McGuire had all necessary paperwork. All that was required is the Mayor’s signature. Mayor Weir signed the forms after the meeting.
APPEAL GOODING COUNTY PLANNING & ZONING DECISION REGARDING SHAW SHOOTING: Councilman Hauser explained there is a $300.00 fee to submit an application to appeal a Gooding P & Z decision. Councilman Bland made the 1st motion for the city to pay $300.00 for the appeal. Councilman Winther made the 2nd motion. There was no further discussion. The motion passed.
WASTEWATER FACILITY UPDATE: Mayor Weir said everything is on schedule. Mark Holtzen was not present.
MAYOR’S COMMENTS: Merry Christmas and Happy New year.
PUBLIC COMMENT: none
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.