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Minutes From Regular City Council Meeting For 01/13/2021

1/25/2021

 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING 01-13-2021

KAMIAH CITY HALL  

KAMIAH, IDAHO   6:00 PM

 

Guests:  See sign in sheet (attached)

 

Council Present: Dan Millward (President), Stephen Rowe, Genese Simler,

 

Mayor Heater called meeting to order at 6:00 PM

 

Prayer:  Mayor Betty Heater   

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Approve Agenda (Action): Motion to approve the agenda was made by Councilmember Stephen Rowe and seconded by Council President Dan Millward. Roll call vote: Genese Simler aye, Dan Millward aye, Stephen Rowe aye.

 

Approve Consent Agenda Items (Action): Motion to approve the listed items below on the consent agenda was made by Council President  Dan Millward and seconded by Councilmember Stephen Rowe. Roll call vote: Genese Simler aye, Dan Millward aye, Stephen Rowe aye.

 

  1. Approve Minutes from the Regular City Council Meeting 12-23-20 (ACTION)
  2. Approve Monthly and Interim Bills for December 2020/ $54,830.60(ACTION)
  3. Approve Annual 2021 Council Meeting Calendar (ACTION)
  4. Approve Alcohol License for Clearwater Brewing Company (ACTION)
  5. Approve Alcohol License for Pizza Factory (ACTION)
  6. Approve Resolution 2019-7 (ACTION)
  7. Approve Resolution 2020-03 (ACTION)

 

Discussion/Action Items:

 

  1. Update on Lewis County Contract- Sheriff Jason Davis- Sheriff Davis provided the Mayor and Council with the statistical data regarding the Lewis County contract for the months of November and December. He reported 43 calls for service in the city limits for both months. He stated there were 31 traffic stops in November and 20 in December. He stated this is typical in the winter months as people are not usually out during this time of the year. He reported one canine deployment in December, however; there were several deployments during the emphasis that was conducted with Lewis County and Idaho State Police. He reported the county deputies provided 574 hours in November, which is 110.50% over the contracted hours and 611 hours in December, which is 117.55% over the contracted hours. Councilmember Stephen Rowe requested Sheriff Davis to thank his dispatchers for all their hard work and professionalism.

 

  1. Discuss/ Approve Lift Station Pump at WWTP $3,500.00 (ACTION) – Mayor Betty Heater stated this is the backup pump for the WWTP. Motion to approve the purchase of $3500.00 to replace the lift station pump was made by Council President Dan Millward and seconded by Councilmember Stephen Rowe. Roll call vote: Genese Simler aye, Dan Millward aye, Stephen Rowe aye.

 

  1. Discuss/ Approve Corrosion Control Treatment Proposal (ACTION)- Stu Bryant stated the City of Kamiah is mandated per DEQ and EPA to complete water testing samples. He stated there are 10 random homes that are tested annually for lead and copper in the water. He stated that during this annual testing cycle there were 2 homes that tested positive for lead which has placed the city into a different category. He stated the city has identified the problem, however; the landowner is unable at this time to complete the repairs at the residence to alleviate the issue. He stated he has reached out to Mountain Waterworks and received a quote for the costs of a study to determine a direction the city will need to follow the get this matter resolved. . He stated the cost should not exceed $10,000.00. Stu reported this will also remedy some of the issues with the amount of magnese in the water. Motion to approve the costs for $10,000.00 for Mountain Waterworks to complete the study per DEQ and EPA recommendations was made by Council President Dan Millward and seconded by Councilmember Stephen Rowe. Roll call vote: Genese Simler aye, Dan Millward aye, Stephen Rowe aye.

 

  1. Discuss/ Approve Shadow Trackers Services (ACTION) Chief Arsenault – Chief Arsenault stated he has reviewed the costs that the city has been paying for background checks for new hires. He stated he has reached out to outside entities and Shadow Trackers was highly recommended. He stated they have several services they can provide and will cost approximately $65.00 per background check per person. He stated he is currently waiting on a finalized quote from Shadow Trackers and would like to move forward with securing a contract with them. Motion to approve Chief Arsenault to use Shadow Trackers for background check services was made by Councilmember Stephen Rowe and seconded by Council President Dan Millward. Roll call vote: Genese Simler aye, Dan Millward aye, Stephen Rowe aye.

 

  1. Discuss/ Approve Purchase of Fire Apparatus Equipment (ACTION) – Chief Arsenault- Chief Arsenault stated there was a significant structure fire on Monday and thankfully there was no fatalities, however; there was some obstacles the city had to overcome to fight the fire appropriately. He stated the city needs to purchase 2 chainsaws to be placed on each truck. He stated he has been in contact with both IDL and the Forest Service, however; they are unable to verify supplies they have to surplus at this time. He requested authorization to work with the local Stihl supplier in Kamiah to get those ordered. He stated he will need to purchase 2 – 20-inch bars with carbide chains and the chainsaws. He stated he will be working with the District to share the costs. Motion to approve the purchase of 2 chainsaws, 2 bars and carbide chains was made by Council President Dan Millward and seconded by Councilmember Stephen Rowe. Roll call vote: Genese Simler aye, Dan Millward aye, Stephen Rowe aye.

 

  1. Discuss/ Approve Life Insurance Quote (ACTION) – Stephanie Dyche- City Clerk, Stephanie Dyche stated the city staff was provided the opportunity to purchase additional life insurance, however; she needed authorization from the mayor and council to approve the account being under the City of Kamiah. She stated the staff would be responsible to pay for the insurance coverage. Motion to approve the authorization for the clerk to place the life insurance account under the City of Kamiah’s name was made by Council President Dan Millward and seconded by Councilmember Stephen Rowe. Roll call vote: Genese Simler aye, Dan Millward aye, Stephen Rowe aye.

 

  1. Motion to go into Executive Session pursuant to Idaho Code Section 74-206(1) based on the following statutory disclosure requirements (ACTION)- (a)(b) consider personnel matters – Motion to move into Executive Session pursuant to Idaho Code Section 74-206(1) based on the following statutory disclosure requirements (a)(b) consider personnel matters was made by Councilmember Stephen Rowe and seconded by Councilmember Genese Simler at 6:34 pm. Roll call vote: Genese Simler aye, Dan Millward aye, Stephen Rowe aye.

 

 

Re-entered Regular City Council Meeting at 7:03 pm

 

  1. Discuss/ Approve Contract for Matt Jessup, Attorney at Law (ACTION) – Motion to approve Matt Jessup, Attorney at Law as the city attorney for $1875.00 per month to cover all city business as well as ordinances was made by Councilmember Stephen Rowe and seconded by Council President Dan Millward. Roll call vote: Genese Simler aye, Dan Millward aye, Stephen Rowe aye.

 

 

Meeting Adjourned at 7:04 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Betty Heater, Mayor                                     Stephanie Dyche, City Clerk