CITY OF POCATELLO
CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
September 21, 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 Merrianne Forrest, H.S. Jeshua Ministries.
3.

CONSENT AGENDA

(a) MINUTES: Council may wish to waive the oral reading of the minutes and approve the minutes from Clarification and Regular Council meetings of August 17 and September 7, 2017 and the City Council Liaison Working Lunch meeting of September 7, 2017.

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

(c) PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD REAPPOINTMENT: Council may wish to confirm the Mayor’s reappointment of Larry Morton to continue his service as the Golf Advisory Committee Representative of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. Mr. Morton’s term will begin October 4, 2017 and will expire October 4, 2019.

(d) PERSONNEL POLICY HANDBOOK ADJUSTMENTS—POLICE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT: Council may wish to approve two (2) Personnel Policy Handbook changes that need adjusted with adoption of the September 7, 2017 Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Pocatello and the Fraternal Order of Police, Portneuf Valley Fraternal Order of Pocatello Lodge #13.

(e) COUNCIL DECISION—VALLE DE ALBERI SUBDIVISION FINAL PLAT: Council may wish to adopt its decision approving the Final Plat for the valle de alberi Subdivision, a replat of Lot 3 of the SW ¼ of Section 19 of the La Valla Heights Subdivision, which subdivides approximately 20.37 acres of land into twenty-six (26) residential lots and two (2) common lots, subject to conditions. The property is located northeast of La Montagna Strada, is zoned Residential High Density (RH), and will have access by an extension to La Valle Strada.
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.

BIG ROCKS SUBDIVISION, PHASE ONE—SHORT PLAT

Land Quest Development, Inc. (mailing address: 4902 Burley Drive, Suite 9, Chubbuck, ID 83202) and Rocky Mountain Engineering and Surveying (mailing address: 600 East Oak Street, Pocatello, ID 83201) have submitted an application to subdivide approximately 0.75 acres into three (3) residential lots located near the end of Dolostone Drive, south of Interstate 86. The subdivision is to be known as Big Rocks Subdivision, Phase One.

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

PUBLIC HEARING—RECONSIDERATION OF HEARING EXAMINER DECISION THAT DENIED IRVING MIDDLE SCHOOL’S REQUEST FOR A WALL SIGN/READER BOARD

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 denying a 35 square foot wall sign that includes a 21 square foot electronic reader board facing east at Irving Middle School, 911 North Grant Avenue. The decision is being appealed by Blaze Sign and Graphic Design (mailing address: 525 West Maple Street, Pocatello, ID 83201), representing Irving Middle School.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-7.pdf
8.

PUBLIC HEARING—PROPOSED SEPTEMBER FISCAL YEAR 2017 BUDGET AMENDMENTS

This time has been set aside for the Council to receive comments from the public on proposed amendments to the Fiscal Year 2017 budget.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-8.pdf
9.

RESOLUTION—ADOPTION OF CITY FINANCIAL POLICIES

Council may wish to adopt a resolution regarding Financial Policies for the City as discussed at the September 14, 2017 Study Session.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-9.pdf
10.

LARGE TURF ROTARY MOWER BID—PARKS

Council may wish to accept the recommendations of staff and award the bid received from Rocky Mountain Turf Equipment for a 2017 Jacobsen Model HR800 large area mower in the amount of $80,950.00.

Funds are available to purchase the mower in the Parks Department Fiscal Year 2017 budget.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-10.pdf
11.

PET NUTRITION SALES, INC. AGREEMENT—ANIMAL SERVICES

Council may wish to approve an agreement between the City of Pocatello and Hills Pet Nutrition Sales, Inc. allowing the Animal Shelter to participate in the Hill’s Shelter and Love Program that provides pet food to shelters at a discounted rate.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-11.pdf
12.

ORDINANCE

An ordinance approving an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations Ordinance in the amount of $10,065,064.00. (This ordinance has been prepared for reading under the rules of suspension. Whole ordinance will need to be published.)
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-12.pdf
13.

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.