CITY OF POCATELLO
CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
May 4, 2017  ·   6:00 PM
Council Chambers | 911 N 7th Avenue


Any citizen who wishes to address the Council shall first be recognized by the Mayor, and shall then give his/her name and address for the record. If a citizen wishes to read documentation of any sort to the Council, he/she shall first seek permission from the Mayor. A three (3) minute time limitation is requested for Council presentations.


City Hall is accessible to persons with disabilities. Program access accommodations can be provided with three (3) days’ advance notice by contacting Dave Hunt at dhunt@pocatello.us; 208.234.6248 or 5815 South 5th Avenue, Pocatello, Idaho.


The purpose of the agenda is to assist the Council and interested citizens in the conduct of this public meeting. Citizens should examine the agenda for the item of their interest. However, citizens are advised that while some agenda items allow for public comment during discussion/consideration not every item does. If the matter the citizen wishes to discuss is not listed on the formal agenda, an opportunity to be heard by the Council is the agenda item described as "DISCUSSION ITEMS." Total time allotted for this item is fifteen (15) minutes, with a maximum of three (3) minutes per speaker. You must sign in at the start of the meeting.


AGENDA CLARIFICATION MEETING: A meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Paradice Conference Room at City Hall, prior to the regular meeting for clarification of the agenda.


RECESS: In the event the meeting is still in progress at 7:30 p.m., the Mayor may call a ten-minute recess to allow Council members and participants a brief rest period.




1.

ROLL CALL AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

2.

INVOCATION

The invocation will be offered by representatives from the Portneuf Valley Interfaith Fellowship.
3.

CONSENT AGENDA

The following business items may be approved by one motion and a vote. If any one member of the Council so desires, any matter listed can be moved to a separate agenda item.

(a) MINUTES: Council may wish to waive the oral reading of the minutes and approve the minutes from the Clarification and Regular Council meetings of March 2 and March 16, 2017.

(b) PAYROLL AND MATERIAL CLAIMS: Council may wish to consider payroll and material claims for the month of April 2017.

(c) ANIMAL SHELTER ADVISORY BOARD REAPPOINTMENT: Council may wish to confirm the Mayor’s reappointment of Jane Guidinger to continue her service as a member of the Animal Shelter Advisory Board. Ms. Guidinger’s term will begin May 8, 2017 and will expire May 8, 2019.

(d) PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION APPOINTMENT: Council may wish to confirm the Mayor’s appointment of John Moore to serve as a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission, replacing Kathleen Lewis whose term expired. Mr. Moore’s term will begin May 9, 2017 and will expire May 9, 2021.

(e) POCATELLO DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY APPOINTMENT: Council may wish to confirm the Mayor’s appointment of Evan Frasure to serve as the Bannock County representative on the Pocatello Development Authority, replacing Devin Hillam. Mr. Frasure’s term will begin May 5, 2017 and will expire May 1, 2019.

(f) COUNCIL DECISION—DOLBEER ESTATES SUBDIVISION: Council may wish to adopt its decision approving the Final Short Plat for the Dolbeer Subdivision, a replat of Lots 1, 2 and 3 of Palmer Tract, which subdivides approximately .58 acres of land into three (3) residential lots, subject to conditions. The property is located at Jason Avenue and Dolbeer Street, zoned as Residential Medium Density Single Family (RMS), and will have direct access from Jason Avenue and Dolbeer Street.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-3.pdf
4.

COMMUNICATIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS

5.

CALENDAR REVIEW

Council may wish to take this opportunity to inform other Council members of upcoming meetings and events that should be called to their attention.
6.

REMOVAL OF APPOINTMENT—CITY ENGINEER

Council may wish to remove the appointment of Deirdre Castillo as City Engineer in accordance with Idaho Code §50-206. Effective date of the removal will be May 4, 2017.
7.

APPOINTMENT CONFIRMATION—PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR/CITY ENGINEER

Council may wish to confirm the Mayor’s appointment of Jeff Mansfield as Public Works Director/City Engineer effective May 5, 2017.
8.

CHILD CARE LICENSE DENIAL APPEAL—MERCER

Brittany Mercer will be present to appeal the decision of Police Department staff which denied Ms. Mercer a Child Care license.
9.

PORTNEUF GREENWAY FOUNDATION RIVERFEST EVENT 2017

Council may wish to consider approving the following requests from Portneuf Greenway Foundation, represented by Dan Harelson (mailing address: P.O. Box 71, Pocatello, ID 83201) in regards to their annual “Riverfest” Event to be held on August 19, 2017 in Lower Ross Park:

(a) The Foundation seeks permission to allow a live band to perform until 10:00 p.m. and then allow staff to remain in the park until 11:00 p.m. for clean-up. City Ordinance 12.36.20 states that City parks close one hour after sunset; and

(b) The Foundation seeks an exception to City Ordinance 5.06.010 to allow vendor sales of food and beverages in Ross Park for the annual “Riverfest” Event. If the exception is granted, the event sponsors will be required to submit the required application, provide proof of liability insurance and pay the applicable vendor permit fees; and

(c) The Foundation seeks continued approval for annual events and associated exceptions to City Ordinances 12.36.20 and 5.06.010 in future years, subject to the Parks and Recreation Director’s review, and barring any significant change or changes to events.
10.

POLICE PURCHASE OF LOCKERS AND SURPLUS DECLARATION/DONATION TO ONEIDA COUNTY

Council may wish to approve the following requests regarding Police equipment:

(a) Authorize the purchase of eleven (11) updated evidence lockers from Fasco in the amount of $26,451.00; and if approved

(b) Declare used Police Department evidence lockers as surplus equipment and donate the lockers to Oneida County Sheriffs in “as is” condition, and authorize the Mayor to sign documents necessary to effectuate the donation.

Funds are available through the Capital Acquisition Fund for the Police Department.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-10.pdf
11.

RESOLUTION—CDBG PROGRAM POLICIES AND PROCEDURES (REVISED EDITION)

Council may wish to adopt a resolution, subject to Legal Department review, regarding proposed changes to the City’s requirements for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funded programs. The proposed changes will improve bidding and procurement processes (which may also reduce administrative costs); offer a new program to low- and moderate-income homeowners; and amend the existing Section 3 policy.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-11.pdf
12.

SHORT PLAT—SPOKLIE SUBDIVISION

Jim Spoklie (mailing address: P.O. Box 2433, Pocatello, ID 83206), represented by Rocky Mountain Engineering and Surveying (mailing address: 600 East Oak Street, Pocatello, ID 83201), has submitted an application to subdivide approximately 0.54 acres into two (2) residential lots located on South Grant Avenue and Hawkweed Drive.

Staff recommends approval with conditions outlined in the staff report.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-12.pdf
13.

PUBLIC HEARING—RECONSIDERATION OF HEARING EXAMINER DECISION FOR ELECTRONIC BILLBOARD AT 978 HILINE ROAD

This time has been set aside for the Council to hear comments from the public concerning a reconsideration request of the Hearing Examiner’s decision approving an electronic billboard facing southeast at 978 Hiline Road.

The decision is being appealed by Joshua Moon, representing several home owners (mailing address: 1528 El Rancho Boulevard, Pocatello, ID 83201). The applicant for the electronic billboard is Sanju Choudhury of Jeeves Ads (mailing address: 1110 Yellowstone Avenue No. 237, Pocatello, ID 83201), represented by Blaze Sign Company (mailing address: 525 West Maple Street, Pocatello, ID 83201).
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-13.pdf
14.

PUBLIC HEARING—ANNEXATION OF LAND EAST OF RUNNING IRON LANE

This time has been set aside for the Council to hear comments from the public concerning a request by Jake and Amber Richards (mailing address: 5206 Daisy Lane, Pocatello, ID 83204), to annex and zone approximately 7.09 acres of land extending the City limits east of Running Iron Lane.

At their meeting on April 12, 2017, the Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the request.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-14.pdf
15.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

This time has been set aside to hear discussion items not listed on the agenda.  Items which appeared somewhere else on the agenda will not be discussed at this time.  The Council is not allowed to take any official action at this meeting on matters brought forward under this agenda item.  Items will either be referred to the appropriate staff or scheduled on a subsequent agenda.  You must sign in at the start of the meeting in order to be recognized.  (Note: Total time allotted for this item is fifteen (15) minutes, with a maximum of three (3) minutes per speaker.)



PUBLIC HEARING PROCEDURE
  1. Explanation of hearing procedures by Mayor or staff.
    • Ten (10) minute time limit on applicant presentation.
    • Three (3) minute time limit on public testimony.
    • Names and addresses are required from those presenting/testifying.
    • Questions/comments should be addressed to the Mayor and Council.
    • Council members must make their decision regarding the application on facts already in the record and information presented at the public hearing.  Conflicts of interest, site visits and ex-parte contacts by Council members will be acknowledged.
    • Protocol requires that Council and audience be recognized by the Mayor prior to speaking.
  2. Mayor opens hearing.
  3. Presentation by applicant.
    Note:  Remember, applicant bears the responsibility for making his/her case.  This is also the time for Council members to ask their questions of the applicant.
  4. Presentation by staff.
  5. Written correspondence submitted for the record.
  6. Testimony by those supporting the application.
  7. Testimony by those uncommitted on the application.
  8. Testimony by opponents to the application.
  9. Rebuttal by the applicant.
  10. Mayor closes the hearing and initiates motion/deliberations.
    Note:  The Mayor may choose to require a motion prior to the discussion in order to focus deliberations, or, the Mayor may choose to allow deliberations prior to the motion in order to facilitate wording of the motion.
  11. Develop a written and reasoned statement supporting the decision.
READING OF AN ORDINANCE PROCEDURE
  1. Council determines which option below will be used to read the Ordinance by roll call vote.
  2. The Ordinance is read by City Staff (usually City Attorney).
  3. Mayor will declare the final reading of the ordinance and ask “Shall the Ordinance pass?”  After roll call is taken, Mayor will announce whether or not the ordinance passed.
The Council has the following options for reading ordinances. If the Council makes no motion, the ordinance will be read by title on two occasions and at length on the third occasion and placed on final passage for publication.

EXAMPLE MOTIONS:

FOR THREE SEPARATE READINGS: "I move the ordinance, Agenda Item # , be read only by title on three separate occasions and placed on final passage and ordered for publication, and that only the ordinance summary sheet be submitted for publication."

FOR ONE READING UNDER RULES SUSPENSION: "I move the ordinance, Agenda Item # , be read only by title and placed on final passage for publication, and that only the ordinance summary sheet be submitted for publication."

Before the ordinance can be read under Option 1 or 2, the Council, by a vote of one-half plus one (4) of the full Council, must vote to direct how the ordinance is to be read.