CITY OF POCATELLO
CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
July 20, 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 Tony Seikel, Portneuf Sangha.
3.

CONSENT AGENDA

(a) MINUTES: Council may wish to waive the oral reading of the minutes and approve the minutes from the July 6, 2017 Council Liaison Working Lunch.

(b) TREASURER’S REPORT: Council may wish to consider the Treasurer’s Report for June showing cash and investments as of June 30, 2017.

(c) APPOINTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER—HUD: In order to review and approve environmental assessment requirements for projects being funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) within the City limits, Council may wish to appoint Adam Lane, CDBG Program Manager, to the position of Environmental Review Officer.

(d) ANNUAL AGREEMENT—ISU WORK STUDY POSITIONS: Council may wish to approve a College Work Study Agreement with Idaho State University (ISU) in the amount of $26,000.00 to provide Work Study positions at the City. The City is responsible for 40% of said allocation ($10,400.00). Term of the agreement is July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. This is an annual agreement and departments utilizing the positions have included the expense in their budget.
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—PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2017 BUDGET AMENDMENTS FOR POLICE DEPARTMENT

This time has been set aside for the Council to receive public comments on proposed amendments to the Fiscal Year 2017 budget for the Police Department.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-6.pdf
7.

PUBLIC HEARING—GREAT AMERICAN ECLIPSE RV PARKING FEE/PERMIT PROCESS RESOLUTION

This time has been set aside for the Council to receive comments from the public in order to adopt a resolution outlining the following items in connection with the Great American Eclipse Event:

a) establish a special permit fee for recreational vehicle (RV) Parking of 2 or more at same address in the amount of $100.00 subject to City guidelines/processes; and

b) allow exceptions to Pocatello Municipal Code 10.42.040, 10.42.060 and 17.05.560 to allow RV parking with a special permit in certain areas within city limits during the Great American Eclipse event specifically from August 18 through 22, 2017 as presented at the June 8, 2017 Study Session.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-7.pdf
8.

SHORT PLAT—HILLSIDE VILLAGE SUBDIVISION

PARS Holdings, LC (mailing address: 606 East Pheasant Way, Bountiful, UT 84010) represented by Bryce Jolley of HLE (mailing address: P.O. Box 866, Blackfoot, ID 83221), has submitted a short plat application to subdivide approximately 6.34 acres into 2 residential lots located on Birdie Thompson and Hospital Way.

Staff recommends approval with conditions outlined in the staff report.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-8.pdf
9.

CHANGE OF UTILITY BILLING CLASSIFICATION—648 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE

Council may wish to consider a request from Arlen Walker (mailing address: 648 South 6th Avenue, Pocatello ID 83201) that the property at 648 South 6th Avenue, which is a Multiple-Family dwelling, be classified as a single family home for utility billing purposes.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-9.pdf
10.

BID—POLICE DEPARTMENT VEHICLES TRADE IN AND PURCHASE REQUEST

Council may wish to accept the recommendation of Police staff to purchase the following vehicles, subject to Legal Department review, from Cole Chevrolet who submitted the lowest responsive bid for two used vehicles in the amount of $42,401.00. The recommendations are:

a) One-2015 Nissan Rogue in the amount of $17,763.00;
b) One-2012 Chevrolet Silverado in the amount of $24,938.00.

If approved, staff proposes to trade-in six (6) drug seizure vehicles to Cole Chevrolet for a total trade-in allowance of $17,600.00 to help off-set the purchase price. The final purchase price bid offer is $25,101.00. Funds to purchase the vehicles are available in the Narcotics Seizure account, contingent upon passage of a July budget amendment ordinance and publication July 26, 2017. (An ordinance has been prepared for Council’s consideration.)
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-10.pdf
11.

TEMPORARY STREET CLOSURE/OPEN CONTAINER WAIVER REQUESTS—UNCORKED WINE FESTIVAL

Pasta Vino’s Uncorked, represented by Jennifer Jackman (mailing address: 1451 El Rancho Blvd., Pocatello, ID 83201) is requesting to temporarily close the 100 block of North Union Pacific Avenue (behind Pasta Vino), and is also asking for a waiver of City ordinances regarding open containers to allow the sale of beer and wine on August 26, 2017 for the 2nd Annual Uncorked Wine Festival.

Pasta Vino’s is requesting that the street be closed from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. for the event. If the open container is waived, it should be contingent upon the applicant meeting Police Department requirements and the appropriate catering permits being purchased.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-11.pdf
12.

RESOLUTION—CITY FLAG DESIGN

Council may wish to adopt a resolution that establishes the design (working title: MountainsLeft) as the official flag of the City of Pocatello. The design and color specifications are included as Attachment “A”.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-12.pdf
13.

INSURANCE/BENEFIT CONSULTANT CONTRACT—LEAVITT GROUP

Council may wish to approve, and authorize the Mayor to sign, a contract with the Leavitt Group in the amount of $42,000.00 to be the Insurance/Benefit Consultant for the City of Pocatello beginning October 1, 2017.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-13.pdf
14.

DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING SERVICES AGREEMENT—TRANSIT

Council may wish to authorize the City to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with Mountain View Hospital, LLC (formerly Physicians Immediate Care) for drug and alcohol testing for the City of Pocatello Regional Transit Department pursuant to Federal Transit Authority requirements and City employee Department of Transportation commercial carrier licenses. Term of the agreement is five (5) years, beginning August 1, 2017 and terminating on July 31, 2022.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-14.pdf
15.

CONSTRUCTION COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT

Council may wish to authorize the Mayor’s signature, subject to Legal Department review, on the Construction Cooperative Agreement among the parties involved in the construction of the Northgate Interchange and local connecting roads.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-15.pdf
16.

ORDINANCE

An ordinance approving an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations Ordinance providing for an increase in expenditures in the General Fund and Police Grant Fund in the amount of $61,222.00 providing that the revenue to pay for said increases shall be derived from transfers, grants, unexpected revenues and unappropriated cash balances. (This ordinance has been prepared for reading under the rules of suspension. Whole ordinance will need to be published.)
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-16.pdf
17.

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.