CITY OF POCATELLO
CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
August 17, 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 Pastor Jacqueline Thomas, Praise Temple of God.
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 July 6 and July 20, 2017; Study Session Clarification Working Lunch meeting of July 20, 2017; and the Budget Study Session, Council Liaison Working Lunch and Special City Council meetings of August 3, 2017.

(b) TREASURER’S REPORT: Council may wish to consider the Treasurer’s Report for July showing cash and investments as of July 31, 2017.

(c) HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION REAPPOINTMENT: Council may wish to confirm the Mayor’s reappointment of Paul Sivitz to continue his service as a member of the Historic Preservation Commission. Dr. Sivitz’s term will begin August 22, 2017 and will expire August 22, 2020.

(d) HUMAN RELATIONS ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT: Council may wish to confirm the Mayor’s appointment of Tamra Bassett to serve as a member of the Human Relations Advisory Committee, replacing Susan Matsuura whose term expired. Ms. Bassett’s term will begin August 18, 2017 and will expire August 18, 2021.

(e) SISTER CITIES COMMITTEE REAPPOINTMENT: Council may wish to confirm the Mayor’s reappointment of Liane Campbell to continue her service as a member of the Japanese Sister Cities Subcommittee. Ms. Campbell’s term will begin September 2, 2017 and will expire September 2, 2021.

(f) SISTER CITIES COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT: Council may wish to confirm the Mayor’s appointment of Mare Fenwick to serve as a member of the Japanese Sister Cities Subcommittee, filling a long-term vacancy. Ms. Fenwick’s term will begin August 18, 2017 and will expire August 18, 2021.

(g) GRANT APPLICATION—ASPCA AND SUBARU PET ADOPTION EVENT: Council may wish to approve submission of a grant sponsored by the ASPCA and Subaru Dealership in the amount of $2,500.00, authorize acceptance of the grant and authorize the Mayor to sign, subject to Legal Department review, documents related to the grant. This Share the Love Adoption Event will promote adoption of animals from the Animal Shelter. This is an annual grant request and there is no City match.

(h) COUNCIL DECISION—ZONING DESIGNATION AMENDMENT FOR 4259 HAWTHORNE ROAD: Council may wish to adopt its decision approving an amendment to the zoning designation as requested by Cal Kunkel, comprising of an 8.6 acre parcel located at 4259 Hawthorne Road to be rezoned from Residential Medium Density Single Family (RMS) to Residential Commercial Professional (RCP).
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.

SHORT PLAT—TUSCAN VIEW 2 ESTATES

Tuscany Hills 2, LLC (mailing address: 2227 East Center Street, Pocatello, ID 83201) and Rocky Mountain Engineering and Surveying (mailing address: 600 East Oak Street, Pocatello, ID 83201) have submitted an application to subdivide approximately two (2) acres into two (2) residential lots located north of Vista Drive and south of Siena Drive.

Staff recommends approval of the request with conditions outlined in the staff report.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-6.pdf
7.

BID/CONTRACT—AIRPORT TERMINAL CENTER UPPER ROOF REPLACEMENT

Council may wish to consider the recommendations of staff for the following requests regarding the Airport Terminal Center Upper Roof Replacement project.

(a) Accept the bid received from Wilson Roofing in the amount of $57,309.00 and, if the bid is accepted;

(b) Authorize the Mayor to sign construction contract documents, subject to Legal Department review, between the City of Pocatello and Wilson Roofing in the amount of $57,309.00.

This project will be paid with Airport Reserve funds.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-7.pdf
8.

PIGGY BACK BID—CEMETERY VEHICLE

Council may wish to consider the recommendations of staff to piggy-back on a State of Idaho bid for the purchase of a 2018 Chevrolet flatbed dump truck from Smith Chevrolet in the amount of $36,500.00. The vehicle will be used in the Parks and Recreation Cemetery Division.

Funds for the purchase are available in the Cemetery Division’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-8.pdf
9.

4TH ANNUAL SPLASH DANCE FOR DOGS AT ROSS PARK AQUATIC COMPLEX REQUESTS—ANIMAL SERVICES

Council may wish to consider the following requests related to the 4th Annual Splash Dance For Dogs fundraiser for the Pocatello Animal Shelter. The event will be held in the Ross Park Aquatic Complex (RPAC) on Saturday, September 9, 2017.

a) Waive the pool rental fee of $350.00 per hour and entry fee of $1.50; and

b) Exception to City Codes in order to allow dogs in the RPAC and Ross Park during the event.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-9.pdf
10.

PETSMART GRANT APPLICATIONS—ANIMAL SERVICES

Council may wish to approve submission of the following Pet Smart Charities grants and, if awarded, authorize acceptance of the grant and authorize the Mayor to sign, subject to Legal Department review, documents related to the grants:

a) NATIONAL ANIMAL CONTROL ASSOCIATION TRAINING /CODE 3 ASSOCIATES – staff training for various modules which include disasters, horses, and large livestock;

b) SOCIETY OF ANIMAL WELFARE ADMINSTRATOR CONFERENCE – Shelter manager and director (1 to 2 staff) attend;

c) CLINIC IMPROVEMENT GRANT – surgical suite to allow a Spay/Neuter program and other surgical procedures for animals housed at the shelter;

d) ADOPTION GRANTS – range from monetary donations to housing adoptable shelter animals at PetSmart store.

There is no City match. However, all grants may require some sort of report of shelter statistics and/or effectiveness of programs related to the grant.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-10.pdf
11.

DECLARATION AND AGREEMENT FOR EMERGENCY EXPENDITURE—WPC

Council may wish to declare an emergency expenditure of Water Pollution Control (WPC) funds and approve an agreement with Starr Corporation, subject to Legal Department review, for repair/replacement services for the Primary Pump Station Pipe located at the WPC facility.

The purpose of this declaration: It is necessary to do emergency work to safeguard life, health or property.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-11.pdf
12.

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY AGREEMENT—PORTNEUF RIVER VISIONING PROJECT

Council may wish to consider an Agreement with Utah State University’s Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning program in the amount of $21,482.27, subject to Legal Department review, for the following: a) conduct additional analysis; b) conceptual design and illustration; and c) investigation of how the Portneuf River can define and enrich the identity of nearby neighborhoods and business districts in Pocatello.

Funds for the agreement are available in the Science and Environment Division Fiscal Year 2017 Budget and have been budgeted for in Fiscal Year 2018.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-12.pdf
13.

FISCAL YEAR 2018 DEPARTMENTAL FEE RESOLUTION

Council may wish to adopt a resolution with exhibits (a) through (z) setting fees for Fiscal Year 2018 (October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018). The exhibits are:

a) POCATELLO REGIONAL AIRPORT FEES

b) ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSES FEES

c) ANIMAL SERVICES FEES

d) BUSINESS LICENSURE FEES

e) CEMETERY FEES

f) CHILDREN’S GROUP TREATMENT CENTER FEES

g) COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES IN PARKS AND OTHER PUBLIC PLACES FEES

h) CONSTRUCTION TRADE FEES

i) CHILD CARE LICENSE FEES

j) DEVELOPMENT REIMBURSEMENT FEES

k) ENGINEERING SERVICES FEES

l) FIRE DEPARTMENT FEES

m) GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SERVICE FEE

n) PARKS AND RECREATION ACTIVITIES PROGRAM, RENTAL, AND ADMISSION FEES

o) PARKS AND RECREATION FACILITY USE FEES

p) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES FEES

q) POLICE DEPARTMENT FEES

r) PUBLIC RECORD FEES

s) SANITATION DEPARTMENT FEES

t) CONSTRUCTION SITE SEDIMENT AND EROSION CONTROL FEES

u) POCATELLO REGIONAL TRANSIT SYSTEM FEES

v) UTILITY BILLING DEPARTMENT FEES

w) VIDEO SERVICES FEES

x) WATER DEPARTMENT FEES

y) WATER POLLUTION CONTROL DEPARTMENT FEES

z) ZOO PROGRAM, RENTAL AND ADMISSION FEES
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-13.pdf
14.

ORDINANCES

Ordinances ready for reading.

14(a). An ordinance authorizing and providing for the issuance of Water Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2017, in a principal amount not to exceed $5,800,000.00, evidencing a loan to the City, for the purpose of advance refunding the City’s outstanding Water Revenue Bonds, Series 2008. (This ordinance is prepared for reading under the rules of suspension.)

14(b). An ordinance approving the Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriation Ordinance. (Prepared for reading under rules of suspension and the whole ordinance needs to be published.)

14(c). An ordinance amending Pocatello Municipal Code title 13, Chapter 30, “Utility Billing Services”, as presented to the Council at the July 13, 2017 Study Session, to provide for a waiver of the deposit on any new account in which the account holder is transferring services to a new primary residence and who has made timely payments for two consecutive years. (This ordinance is prepared for reading under the rules of suspension.)

14(d). Adopt an Ordinance amending Pocatello Municipal Code 6.04.030, “Nuisances Prohibited”, as presented to the Council at the July 13, 2017 Study Session, providing restrictions and regulations for animals during certain time of the year on city golf courses. (This ordinance is prepared for reading under the rules of suspension.)
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.