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Minutes For REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING 08-11-2021 KAMIAH CITY HALL KAMIAH, IDAHO  6:00 PM

8/23/2021

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING 08-11-2021

KAMIAH CITY HALL

KAMIAH, IDAHO  6:00 PM

 

Guests: See Attached Sign in Sheet

 

Council Present:  Dan Millward, Genese Simler, and James Kelly

 

Mayor Heater called meeting to order at 6:00 PM

 

Prayer:  Mayor Betty Heater

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Approve Agenda (ACTION):  Councilmember Genese Simler made the motion to approve the agenda and was seconded by Councilmember James Kelly.  Roll Call Vote:  Genese Simler aye, James Kelly aye, Dan Millward aye,

 

Approve Consent Agenda (ACTION): Council President Dan Millward made the motion to approve the consent agenda and was seconded by Councilmember James Kelly.  Roll Call Vote:  Genese Simler aye, James Kelly aye, Dan Millward aye.

 

Discussion Items:

  • Discuss / Approve Beverage License for The Hub in Kamiah, Idaho (ACTION): Motion was made by Council President Dan Millward and seconded by Councilmember James Kelly.  Roll Call Vote:  Genese Simler aye, James Kelly aye, Dan Millward aye.
  • Discuss Possible Expansion in City Parking Ordinance, Keith Blankenship: Keith Blankenship brought to the council’s attention that the amount of traffic going up and down Nickel Street has become overwhelming.  He states that 100’s of cars and side by sides come and go all day long.  He also stated that a 5 weeklong estate sale has contributed to some of the traffic.  He states that he tries to make his property nice and then someone will park a Junker in front of his house for days.  He also expressed his concerns of the excessive amount of non-running vehicles without windows, licenses or tags parked through the neighborhood for months if not years.  He states that this type of intrusion needs to be addressed.  No action was taken at this time.
  • Discuss / Approve Simmons Sanitation Garbage Increase of 4.7% (ACTION): The Council discussed that Simmons Sanitation did not have an increase last year and that the 4.7% increase amounts to about a dollar. The motion to approve the Simmons Sanitation Garbage increase was made by Councilmember Genese Simler and seconded by Councilmember James Kelly.  Roll Call Vote:  Genese Simler aye, James Kelly aye, Dan Millward aye.
  • Discuss / Approve Clear Connect Estimate (ACTION): For several years our wired, wireless and hardware infrastructure has been bandaged together. Clear Connect has provided us with an estimate to redo all wiring, supply new network infrastructure and hardware and to redo the camera system in the amount of $40,000.  The motion to approve the estimate was made by Councilmember Genese Simler and seconded by Councilmember James Kelly.  Roll Call Vote:  Genese Simler aye, James Kelly aye, Dan Millward aye.
  • Discuss / Approve Water Treatment Plant Estimate, Stu Bryant (ACTION): Stu expressed to The Council his concerns with our Backwash Pond and with the lighting and ventilation in the park’s restrooms. The modification to the back wash pond is going to be $1,900 and the park restroom lighting and ventilation is going to be $1,000.  The motion to approve the $2,900 estimate was made by Council President Dan Millward and seconded by Councilmember James Kelly.  Roll Call Vote:  Genese Simler aye, James Kelly aye, Dan Millward aye.
  • Discuss Airport Grant: Mike Tornatore, Deputy Clerk of Kamiah has begun securing grants and he has landed a grant for the Kamiah Airport for $9,000. This grant can be used to pay off any debt and to help with new construction.
  • Discuss Follow Up with City of Kooskia Regarding Fire and EMS Services, Bill Arsenault: During the last several months Kamiah Fire and Rescue has been called out numerous times to aid Kooskia Fire Department.  KFR has discussed with Kooskia the opportunity to join forces and to work together collectively.  Chief Arsenault has offered to aid in helping clean up their station and to help them to change their training standards. Not all of Kooskia’s department is receptive to the idea.  Chief Arsenault has suggested combining forces with all the surrounding departments to better serve our communities.  He also states that smaller agencies are missing out on all the grant monies that are available.  He states that if we collaborate, we will be a stronger unit.   He has offered 4 options on how to handle the current situation with the Kooskia department.  1) He can help them to get their building and equipment up to par. 2) He can assist in leadership, organization, and mentoring. 3) We can charge Kooskia a fee every time we are called out to assist. 4) We won’t go to Kooskia anymore. Chief Arsenault states that we are a band aid to a problem that they aren’t solving. 

 

Motion to go into Executive Session Pursuant to Idaho Code section 74-206(1) (f) for Legal Matters:  Matt Jessup- Motion was made by Councilmember James Kelly and seconded by Council President Dan Millward. Roll Call Vote: Genese Simler aye, James Kelly aye, Dan Millward aye.

 

Enter back into session @ 7:05 PM, no action taken.

 

Next Meeting: August 25th, 2021 

 

Meeting Adjourned at 7:05 PM  

 

 

______________________________                        _____________________________

Betty Heater, Mayor                                                   Brenda Taylor, City Clerk