City of Kamiah City Council Meeting Minutes October 12th ,2022, at 6:00 PM
City of Kamiah
October 12th ,2022, at 6:00 PM
Mayor: Betty Heater
Council Members: Genese Simler, James Kelly, Scott Moffett, Kaylee Hunt
Guests: Jared Silvis & Dan Coleman
Mayor Heater called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM
Pledge of Allegiance
Motion to Approve Agenda was made by Council President Genese Simler and seconded by Council Member James Kelly. Roll Call Vote: Genese Simler aye, James Kelly aye, Scott Moffett aye, Kaylee Hunt aye.
Motion to Approve Consent Agenda was made by Council Member Kaylee Hunt and seconded by Council Member Scott Moffett. Roll Call Vote: Genese Simler aye, James Kelly aye, Scott Moffett aye, Kaylee Hunt aye.
Public Comments: Mike Tornatore gave an update on the BRICK GRANT. This grant is for storm water drainage and catch basins. FEMA will be in Kamiah October 24th through 28th to look at the sights and decide on what is needed to fund this grant. Mike would like to personally invite the mayor and council to attend their presentation.
Quest CPA, PLLC- Dan Coleman: Dan attended the council meeting to go over the figures of our audit for 2021. He went over the audit report, profit and loss statements and all of the city’s accounts/funds. Some accounts were in good standing where others were at a loss. Our next audit is scheduled to be done in a timelier manner and at that time we will have a better perspective of where we stand.
Grant Reporting-Bill Arsenault: Bill has help KFR acquire a couple grants this year. The Workforce Grant supplies KFR $130,000 for wages. This has allowed for extra coverage and helps with the district’s secretary wage. The Gurney Power Load Grant for $30,000 and will purchase a much-needed gurney. The Idaho Firefighter License Plate & Lap Top Grant for $2,000 will purchase a laptop and license plates for KFR. And finally, the Ambulance Grant for $200,000 will help KFR purchase a new ambulance. We won’t know until next month if we are approved for this grant.
Pool Update-Betty Heater: We have hired the prisoners at Orofino to come down and finish the painting and clean up at the pool. They are scheduled to work October 11th and 12th. Once they are finished, we will have the final walk through and inspection. We are planning a one-day open house for the public to come and see all the work and repairs that have been made to get the pool back in running condition. The pool will open next summer.
Mayors Walking Challenge-Betty Heater: The Blue Cross of Idaho is sponsoring the Mayors Walking Challenge. Mayor Betty Heater will be participating again this year. During the month of October Mayor Heater will walk a minimum of 10,000 steps a day and she will earn $1,000 for the City of Kamiah. She has done the mayors walk every year since 2018 and each year she chooses an area to donate to. In the past she has purchased park equipment and last year she set aside money for pool passes.
Leasing Portion of City Property for Vehicle Storage: There is a portion of land by our dog kennels that a local business would like to rent for equipment and vehicle storage. The council has agreed to rent this land for $300 a month. Motion to approve lease agreement was made by Council Member James Kelly and seconded by Council Member Scott Moffett. Roll Call Vote: Genese Simler aye, James Kelly aye, Scott Moffett aye, Kaylee Hunt aye.
KFR to Purchase 2 More Body Cameras: Due to the safety of our personnel, KFR has requested the purchase of 2 additional body cameras. The estimated cost of the cameras is $600 each. Motion to approve this purchase was made by Council President Genese Simler and seconded by Council Member Kaylee Hunt. Roll Call Vote: Genese Simler aye, James Kelly aye, Scott Moffett aye. Kaylee Hunt aye.
Purchase Portable Suction for New Squad 21: The Fire District has purchased a new vehicle that needs to be equip with the necessary medical supplies so KFR can use it for ALS deployments. KFR has requested to purchase a portable suction for this vehicle. The estimated cost will be $1,200. Motion to approve the purchase was made by Council President Genese Simler and seconded by Council Member James Kelly. Roll Call Vote: Genese Simler aye, James Kelly aye, Scott Moffett aye, Kaylee Hunt aye.
KFR Monthly Report-Jared Silvis: For the month of September 2022 KFR had 71 calls for service. 64 were medical with 34 being transports. There were 2 fire calls and 5 inter facility transports. Year to date the calls are up 21%.
Meeting Adjourned at 6:28 PM
Next Meeting: October 26th, 2022
“All agendas are posted in accordance with Idaho Code Title 74.”
Betty Heater, Mayor Brenda Taylor, City Clerk