CITY OF POCATELLO
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
April 4, 2019  ·   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 Jacob Felts, Pocatello resident.
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 Clarification and Regular Council meetings of February 7 and February 21, 2019; the Work Session and Budget Development meetings of March 14, 2019; the City Council Liaison/Work Session Clarification meeting and Special City Council meeting of March 21, 2019.

(b) PAYROLL AND MATERIAL CLAIMS: Council may wish to consider payroll and material claims for the month of March 2019.

(c) HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION APPOINTMENT: Council may wish to confirm the Mayor’s appointment of William Strength to serve as a member of the Historic Preservation Commission, replacing Paul Sivitz who resigned. Mr. Strength’s term will begin April 19, 2019 and will expire August 22, 2020.

(d) PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION REAPPOINTMENT: Council may wish to confirm the Mayor’s reappointment of Dorothy Ricks to continue her service as a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission. Ms. Ricks’ term will begin April 17, 2019 and will expire April 17, 2023.

(e) MOU AMENDMENTS—COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT FOR POCATELLO FIREFIGHTERS LOCAL UNION NO. 187: Council may wish to approve a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Firefighters Local Union No. 187 modifying Article 32 to allow continuation of the last elected Social Security replacement preference unless changed during open enrollment or for a life-changing event.

(f) COUNCIL DECISION—THE CROSSINGS DIVISION 2 FINAL PLAT: Council may wish to adopt its decision approving the final plat for The Crossings Division 2, which subdivides approximately 36.44 acres of land into fifteen (15) lots including three (3) non-buildable lots, subject to conditions. The property is located east of Interstate 15 and north of East Chubbuck Road.

(g) COUNCIL DECISION—SUTHERLAND SUBDIVISION SHORT PLAT: Council may wish to adopt its decision approving a short plat for Sutherland Subdivision, which subdivides approximately .293 acres of land into three (3) separate lots, subject to conditions. The property is located at South 5th Avenue and East Sutter Street.
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—HISTORIC PRESERVATION PLAN

This time has been set aside for the Council to hear comments from the public regarding a proposed Historic Preservation Plan. (ACTION ITEM) (Legislative Public Hearing)
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-6.pdf
7.

PUBLIC HEARING—WIRELESS COMMUNICATION FACILITIES

This time has been set aside for the Council to hear comments from the public regarding modifications to the Wireless Communication Facilities, Municipal Code 15.42. The changes will bring the Municipal Code into alignment with current Federal Communications’ Standards. (ACTION ITEM) (Legislative Public Hearing)
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-7.pdf
8.

ADMISSION FEE REDUCTION REQUESTS—IDAHO INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL 2019

Council may wish to consider requests from Julie Hayden (mailing address: PO Box 8489, Pocatello ID 83209) for the following:

That the City continue its tradition of reduced admission fees at the Ross Park Aquatic Complex ($2.50 admission cost), Zoo Idaho ($2.50 admission cost), and Fort Hall Replica ($2.50 admission cost) for IICF choir members visiting Pocatello during the event. Staff estimates a reduction of $822.50 in admission fees based upon past attendance by choir members. (ACTION ITEM)
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-8.pdf
9.

U.S. FOREST SERVICE COLLECTION AGREEMENT—CUSICK CREEK TRAIL IMPROVEMENTS

Council may wish to authorize the execution of a Collection Agreement between the City of Pocatello and the United States Forest Service, subject to Legal Department review, for improvements to the Cusick Creek Trail on City and Forest Service managed land. (ACTION ITEM)

Funds for execution of this agreement ($10,000.00) will come from an Idaho Parks and Recreation grant the Science and Environment Division secured in 2018.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-9.pdf
10.

LOCAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH HARMONY DESIGN AND ENGINEERING—CENTENNIAL PARK DESIGN PROJECT

Council may wish to authorize the execution of a professional services agreement between Harmony Design and Engineering and the City of Pocatello for the Centennial Park Project, subject to Legal Department review. (ACTION ITEM)

Under the agreement Harmony will perform services related to the concept development phase of design. They will begin with the concept generated by Utah State University Landscape Architecture students (spring of 2018) and complete 30% of the design work for the contract amount of $115,000.00. These funds are coming from Science and Environment Department reserves and funds raised by Valley Pride.
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.