CITY OF POCATELLO
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
February 20, 2020  ·   6:00 PM
Council Chambers  |  911 North 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 Skyler Beebe at sbeebe@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 only Public Hearings allow for public comment during the discussion/consideration process.

Citizens have an opportunity to be heard by the Council if the item meets the criteria as described in the agenda item called "DISCUSSION ITEMS." You must sign in at the start of the meeting to be recognized.


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 Brian Griffin, Pocatello Baptist Church.
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. (ACTION ITEM)

(a) MINUTES: Council may wish to waive the oral reading of the minutes and approve the minutes from the November 14, 2019 Pocatello Fire Department Master Plan meeting; the January 9, 2020 Work Session and the Special City Council meeting of February 6, 2020.

(b) TREASURER’S REPORT: Council may wish to consider the Treasurer’s Report for January showing cash and investments as of January 31, 2020.

(c) POCATELLO ARTS COUNCIL REAPPOINTMENT: Council may wish to confirm the Mayor’s reappointment of Ann Kapp Anderson to continue her service as a member of the Pocatello Arts Council. Ms. Anderson’s term will begin February 17, 2020 and expire February 17, 2023.

(d) SISTER CITIES COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT: Council may wish to confirm the Mayor’s appointment of Thipsavanh Sibounma to serve as a member of the Sister Cities Committee, filling a long-term vacancy. Ms. Sibounma’s term will begin February 21, 2020 and will expire November 18, 2021.

(e) COUNCIL DECISION – HATCH UNIVERSITY SUBDIVISION SHORT PLAT: Council may wish to adopt its decision approving the short plat for Hatch University Subdivision, which subdivides approximately 1.33 acres of land into three (3) residential lots, subject to conditions. The property is located at 540 University Drive, Pocatello.
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 – REZONE BY CONTRACT – 2909 POLE LINE ROAD

This time has been set aside for the Council to hear comments from the public regarding a request by Clint Martin (mailing address: 1775 South East Bay Blvd, Provo, UT 84606), represented by Dean Funk (mailing address: 460 East Oak Street, Ste. A, Pocatello, ID 83201) for a zoning map amendment to rezone, by contract, the property at 2909 Pole Line Road from the existing Commercial General to Light Industrial to allow for industrial services and sales. (ACTION ITEM) (Quasi-Judicial Public Hearing)

After a public hearing on January 22, 2020 before the Planning and Zoning Commission, they recommended approval of the request.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-6.pdf
7.

SHORT PLAT – HAMMES SUBDIVISION

Jeff and Cynthia Hammes, represented by Sean O’Brien of Rocky Mountain Engineering and Surveying (mailing address: 600 East Oak Street, Pocatello ID 83201), have submitted a short plat application to subdivide 3.1 acres (more or less) into two (2) residential lots. The plat will be known as Hammes Subdivision. (ACTION ITEM)
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-7.pdf
8.

ETNYRE FALCON LIVE BOTTOM TRAIL BID – STREET OPERATIONS

Council may wish to accept the recommendations of staff and award the procurement bid for one (1) 2018 Etnyre Falcon Live Bottom Trailer in the amount of $89,975.00 to Metroquip, Inc. (ACTION ITEM)

If approved, staff is requesting Council’s authorization for the Mayor’s signature on documents related to the purchase, pending Legal Department review. Funds are available in the Street Operations’ Fiscal Year 2020 budget.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-8.pdf
9.

2405 GARRETT WAY BUILDINGS PROJECT – PHASE 3

Council may wish to accept the recommendation of staff for Phase 3 of the 2405 Garrett Way buildings remodel project. The recommendations are: (ACTION ITEM)

a) Authorize the Mayor to execute a change order contract between Construction Services, Inc. and the City of Pocatello in the amount of $84,536.00, subject to Legal Department review and; if approved

b) Authorize the amount of $84,536.00 from Street Operations and Sanitation Department reserves to be part of the May/June 2020 budget amendments.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-9.pdf
10.

IFFT FOUNDATION GRANT REQUEST – 2ND PHASE OF ORIGAMI ART DISPLAY – AIRPORT

Council may wish to authorize the Mayor to sign a grant application to the Ifft Foundation in the amount of $8,000.00 and if awarded, accept the grant, subject to Legal Department review. (ACTION ITEM)

The grant will be used to help fund Phase 2 of an origami art display inside the Pocatello Airport terminal. No matching funds are required.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-10.pdf
11.

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.)
12.

ADJOURN




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.