CITY OF POCATELLO
CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
June 1, 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

A moment of silence will be offered as the invocation.
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 April 13, 27, May 4, and May 11, 2017 Budget Development Meetings; the Clarification and Regular Council meetings of April 20, May 4 and May 18, 2017; and the May 11, 2017 Study Session.

(b) PAYROLL AND MATERIAL CLAIMS: Council may wish to consider payroll and material claims for the month of May 2017.
(c) ANIMAL SHELTER ADVISORY BOARD APPOINTMENT: Council may wish to confirm the Mayor’s appointment of Sharon Sieber to serve as a member of the animal Shelter Advisory Board, replacing Trent Rowe whose term expired. Dr. Sieber’s term will begin June 2, 2017 and will expire June 2, 2019.

(d) HOUSING AUTHORITY OF POCATELLO APPOINTMENT: Council may wish to confirm the Mayor’s appointment of Lori Craney to serve as a member of the Housing Authority of Pocatello Board, replacing Darlene Gerry who resigned. Ms. Craney’s term will begin June 2, 2017 and will expire April 23, 2020.

(e) PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD REAPPOINTMENT: Council may wish to confirm the Mayor’s reappointment of Darin Black to continue his service as a member of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. Mr. Black’s term will begin June 7, 2017 and will expire June 7, 2019.

(f) PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD REAPPOINTMENT-FORT HALL REPLICA COMMISSION REPRESENTATIVE: Council may wish to confirm the Mayor’s reappointment of Judy Taylor to continue her service as a member of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, representing the Fort Hall Replica Commission. Ms. Taylor’s term will begin June 8, 2017 and will expire June 8, 2019.

(g) SURPLUS OF EQUIPMENT-PARKS VEHICLE FOR 2017 CITY AUCTION: Council may wish to approve the surplus of a 1993 GMC Truck from the Parks Department which was sold at the 2017 City Auction on May 13, 2017. Parks staff intended to auction the 1993 GMC truck, but inadvertently listed a 2006 GMC Truck to be surplus. Parks will continue to utilize the 2006 GMC truck in their department.
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.

PUBLIC HEARING—ZONING MAP AMENDMENT BIRDIE THOMPSON/EAST TERRY STREET

This time has been set aside for the Council to hear comments from the public regarding a request by Ruth S. Dekker (mailing address: P.O. Box 598, Shasta, CA 96087), represented by Rocky Mountain Engineering and Surveying (mailing address: 600 East Oak Street, Pocatello, ID 83201), for a Zoning Map Amendment for property located between Birdie Thompson and East Terry Street, specifically land lying between 2302 and 2350 East Terry Street. The request is to rezone the property from Residential Estate to Residential Low Density. The property has a Comprehensive Plan Map designation of Residential.

At their meeting on May 10, 2017, the Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the request.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-6.pdf
7.

RESOLUTION—MORATORIUM ON OFF-PREMISES (BILLBOARD) SIGNS

Council may wish to adopt a resolution, subject to Legal Department review, regarding placing a moratorium on off-premises (billboard) signs, Pocatello Municipal Code section 15.20.240, to allow staff time to research and propose regulations which addresses the dangers and risks associated with life, health, safety and welfare, as well as traffic safety concerns and lighting in relation to near-by residential properties.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-7.pdf
8.

EXCEPTION REQUEST—SPINDERELLA EVENT 2017

Council may wish to consider approving the following requests from Pocatello Women’s Cycling, represented by Danae young (mailing address: 3758 Dove Drive, Pocatello, ID 83201) in regards to their annual “Spinderella” Women’s Cycling Event to be held on June 16 and 17, 2017 in Lower Ross Park, and on/around the streets of Pocatello:

a) Pocatello Women’s Cycling seeks an exception to City Ordinance 5:06.010 to allow vendor sales of food and beverages in Ross Park for the annual “Spinderella” 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

b) Pocatello Women’s Cycling seeks continued approval for annual events and associated exceptions to City Ordinances 5.06.010 in future years, subject to the Parks and Recreation Director’s review, and barring any significant change or changes to events.
9.

WAIVER REQUESTS—ZOO IDAHO ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY FUNDRAISING EVENT

Council may wish to consider the following requests to waive ordinances to allow a Zoo Idaho Zoological Society (ZIZS) Wine Walk event to be held on June 17, 2017:

a) ZIZS seeks permission to allow individuals to remain in the zoo until 10:00 p.m.; and

b) Allow wine to be served by licensed vendors at the event. If the waiver is granted, ZIZS will purchase all necessary permits related to the event, subject to Legal Department review. Vendors are donating the wine to be served at the Wine Walk.
10.

LOCAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT—LEWIS STREET BRIDGE PROJECT

Council may wish to authorize the Mayor to sign a Local Professional Services Agreement between Keller Associates, Inc. and the City of Pocatello for engineering services during construction of the Lewis Street Bridge Project, subject to Legal Department review, for an amount not to exceed $21,526.00.

Payment will be made by Local Highway Technical Assistance Council (LHTAC). The City’s share is included in the amount paid to the State per the State/Local Agreement (Construction) which was approved by the City Council at a June 27, 2016 Special Meeting.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-10.pdf
11.

SERVER POWER SUPPLY BID/CONTRACT—IT DEPARTMENT

Council may wish to consider the recommendations of staff for the following requests regarding the City’s Information Technology (IT) Department Server Room Power Upgrade Project:

(a) Accept the low responsive bid received from Wheeler Electric, Inc. in the amount of $74,470.00, and if the bid is accepted;

(b) Approve a contract with Wheeler Electric, Inc. in the amount of $74,470.00 and authorize the Mayor to sign the necessary documents, subject to Legal Department review.

Funds for the project are available in the City Hall Building Improvement and Emergency Repair Funds.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-11.pdf
12.

VIDEO INSPECTION VEHICLE BID—WPC

Council may wish to accept the recommendations of staff and award the bid for a 2017 CCTV High Definition Video inspection vehicle in the amount of $281,242.00 to Maric Sales, LLC.

Funds for the vehicle purchase are available in the Water Pollution Control (WPC) Fiscal Year 2017 budget.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-12.pdf
13.

IDAHO POWER EASEMENT—POCATELLO REGIONAL AIRPORT

Council may wish to approve, subject to Legal Department and Engineering review, an Idaho Power utility easement at the Pocatello Regional Airport.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-13.pdf
14.

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.