CITY OF POCATELLO
CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION
March 14, 2019  ·   9:00 AM
Council Chambers  |  911 North 7th Avenue


City Hall is accessible to persons with disabilities. Program access accommodations may 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, ID. POSSIBLE COUNCIL WORKING LUNCH: Members of the Council may choose to participate in a working lunch to discuss Work Session topics during the Work Session in the Paradice Conference Room. No formal action will be voted on.



1.

ROLL CALL

2.

CHILD CARE COMMITTEE

Representatives from the Child Care Committee will discuss the Committee’s goals and projects, as well as Council’s policies and expectations.
3.

POCATELLO REGIONAL AIRPORT COMMISSION

Representatives from the Pocatello Regional Airport Commission will discuss the Commission’s goals and projects, as well as Council’s policies and expectations.
4.

CITY OF AMERICAN FALLS—TRAIL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

Mayor Marc Beitia, City of American Falls; and FFA representatives will present information regarding the construction of a proposed trail from Seagull Bay to Massacre Rocks State Park.  Mr. Beitia is seeking Council support regarding the proposed trail. (ACTION ITEM)
5.

BANNOCK DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION UPDATE

John Regetz, Bannock Development Corporation (BDC) Executive Director, will be present to give Council an update of BDC’s activities and achievements.
6.

POLICE UNION QUARTERLY UPDATE

Members of the Pocatello Police Union will give the Council an update of their activities for the past quarter.
7.

SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER BUILDING DISCUSSION

Representatives of the Senior Activity Center will be present to discuss the condition of the City-owned building located at 427 North 6th Avenue.  Building Department staff will also be present to address maintenance issues and possible long-term solutions.  Representatives are seeking input from the City Council regarding possible solutions. (ACTION ITEM)
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-7.pdf
8.

IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY PRESENTATION—SODA SPRINGS EARTHQUAKE SEQUENCE

Representatives from Idaho State University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will be present to provide information to the Council regarding research on the Soda Springs earthquake sequence and seismic vulnerability in Pocatello.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-8.pdf
9.

POCATELLO FREE CLINIC BUILDING—REQUEST FOR ONGOING FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Christina Potts, Pocatello Free Clinic Executive Director, will be present to request ongoing funding from the Council for operations and maintenance at their new facility.  Pocatello Free Clinic is currently located at 429 Washington Avenue in a building owned by the City of Pocatello.  Council has previously provided a yearly stipend of $3,500.00 to offset the cost of utilities at that location.  The Clinic will move to a new location May 1, 2019 and is requesting a monthly stipend of $558.33 from the City of Pocatello to offset utility and maintenance costs at the new location.  If approved, Council will consider the formal funding agreement at a future Regular Council meeting. (ACTION ITEM)
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-9.pdf
10.

FLEET DEPARTMENT PROGRESS UPDATE AND REQUEST FOR COUNCIL DIRECTION

Tom Kirkman, Deputy Public Works Director and Teresa Caudill, Fleet Department Manager, will be present to update the Council on development progress of the Fleet Department.  Staff will also ask Council for direction regarding placement of a mechanic position within the department and allowances for tools.  (ACTION ITEM)
11.

SENIOR SANITATION OPERATORS HIRING REQUEST—SANITATION DEPARTMENT

Tom Kirkman, Deputy Public Works Director, is seeking Council approval to hire two Senior Sanitation Operators.  These positions were identified in the 2014 Utility Rate Study and were identified to be hired in 2016 and 2018.  Information regarding the justification and funding for the positions will be presented.  (ACTION ITEM)
12.

2405 GARRETT WAY BUILDING MAINTENANCE PLAN

Tom Kirkman, Deputy Public Works Director, will present a maintenance plan to the Council for janitorial services, grounds keeping services and building maintenance at the Street/Sanitation/Fleet facility located at 2405 Garrett Way.  (ACTION ITEM)
13.

WATER FACILITY PLAN AMENDMENT-UPDATE AND REQUEST FOR COUNCIL DIRECTION

City staff and representatives of engineering consultant, Murraysmith, will provide a summary of the draft Water Facility Plan Amendment.  This plan provides a detailed analysis and recommendations pertaining to water infrastructure planning for the development area north of Chubbuck Road.  Council may also provide confirmation related to future water infrastructure projects.  (ACTION ITEM)
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-13.pdf
14.

WASTEWATER COLLECTION SYSTEM MASTER PLAN AMENDMENT—UPDATE AND REQUEST FOR COUNCIL DIRECTION

City staff and representatives of engineering consultant, Murraysmith, will provide a summary of the draft Wastewater Collection System Master Plan Amendment.  This plan provides a detailed analysis and recommendations pertaining to wastewater collection system planning for the development area north of Chubbuck Road.  Council may also provide confirmation related to wastewater collection infrastructure projects. (ACTION ITEM)
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-14.pdf
15.

ADJOURN