August 3, 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; 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.





The invocation will be offered by Pastor Jim Jones, Blazing Grace Church.


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 July 13, 2017 Study Session.

(b) PAYROLL AND MATERIAL CLAIMS: Council may wish to consider payroll and material claims for the month of July 2017.

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

(d) EXCEPTION REQUEST—“FILL THE BOOT” FUNDRAISER: Council may wish to consider a request from Pocatello Fire Fighters Local 187 for an exception to ordinances or laws that would prevent the group from gathering funds, for the Muscular Dystrophy Association “Fill the Boot” Fundraiser, on the public right-of-way at the intersection of Hiline Road and El Rancho Boulevard and the intersection of South 8th Avenue and Carter Street from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on September 8, 2017.

(e) COUNCIL DECISION—648 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE EXCEPTION REQUEST: Council may wish to adopt its decision approving the Exception Request made by Arlen Walker changing the designation of property located at 648 South 6th Avenue, Pocatello, from a multi-family unit to a single family home for utility billing purposes.

(f) COUNCIL DECISION—HILLSIDE VILLAGE SUBDIVISION PLAT APPROVAL: Council may wish to adopt its decision approving the Final Short Plat for the Hillside Village Subdivision, which subdivides approximately 6.34 acres of land into two (2) residential lots, subject to conditions. The property is located at Birdie Thompson Drive and Hospital Way and is zoned Residential High Density (RH). Lot 1 shall have an “R” restriction placed indicating no direct access to Birdie Thompson Drive or Hospital Way will be permitted. Lot 1 will have direct access through Lot 2; Lot 2 will have direct access from Birdie Thompson Drive.
  1. agenda-item-3.pdf




Council may wish to take this opportunity to inform other Council members of upcoming meetings and events that should be called to their attention.


Kelsey Hallinan will be present to appeal the decision of Pocatello Department staff which denied Ms. Hallinan a child care license.


This time has been set aside for the Council to receive public comments on the proposed Fiscal Year 2018 City Budget.
  1. agenda-item-7.pdf


This time has been set aside for the Council to receive public comments on proposed fee changes proposed for Fiscal Year 2018.
  1. agenda-item-8.pdf


This time has been set aside for the Council to hear comments from the public regarding a request by Cal Kunkel (mailing address: 6238 Golden Eagle Way, Billings, MT 59106), represented by Blake Jolley of Connect Engineering (mailing address: 1150 Hollipark Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 83401), for a Zoning Map amendment for property located at 4259 Hawthorne Road. The request is to rezone the property from Residential Medium Density Single Family to Residential Commercial Professional. The property has a Comprehensive Plan Map designation of Commercial.

At their meeting on June 28, 2017, the Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the request.
  1. agenda-item-9.pdf


An ordinance ready for reading:

(a) An ordinance vacating the right-of-way identified as a portion of the right-of-way of Corsini Court located in the Hidden Valley Subdivision 2nd Addition. Said vacation was approved by Council on October 2, 2014 and all conditions contained therein have been met. (This ordinance has been prepared for reading under the rules of suspension.)

(b) An ordinance amending Pocatello Municipal Code Title 13, Chapter 04, “General Regulations,” by amending Section 13, 04.120, “Depth of Pipes” to address the burial depth of water main lines and Section 13.04.170 “Owner Responsible for Leaks” to establish property owner’s responsibilities for the connection outside the City meter box to the premises served. (This ordinance has been prepared for reading under the rules of suspension.)
  1. agenda-item-10.pdf


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.)

  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.
  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.


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.