CITY OF POCATELLO
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
August 6, 2020   ·   6:00 PM
Council Chambers  |  911 North 7th Avenue

In-person attendance is allowed, but strict social distancing measures are in place.
Attendance is limited.


The full Council meeting will be live-streamed at:
http://streaming.pocatello.us/ and available on
Sparklight Cable channel 56

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.


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 a moment of silence.
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 Budget Development meetings of June 18, 2020 and July 2, 2020; the Work Session of July 9, 2020; the Clarification meetings and Regular Council meetings of July 2, 2020 and July 16, 2020; and the Special City Council meeting of July 16, 2020.

(b) PAYROLL AND MATERIAL CLAIMS: Council may wish to consider payroll and materials claims for the month of July, 2020.

(c) PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD APPOINTMENT: Council may wish to confirm the Mayor’s appointment of Tonya Wilkes to serve as a member of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, as the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District representative.  Ms. Wilkes’ term will begin August 19, 2020 and will expire August 19, 2022.

(d) POCATELLO REGIONAL AIRPORT COMMISSION APPOINTMENT: Council may wish to confirm the Mayor’s appointment of Barry Everett, Jr. to serve as a member of the Pocatello Airport Commission, replacing Rhonda Naftz whose term expired. Mr. Everett’s term will begin August 18, 20220 and will expire August 18, 2022.

(e) 2020 BYRNE GRANT – POLICE: This is a reoccurring grant that has been approved over the last several years. There are no matching funds. If awarded, Police Department staff will use grant funds in the amount of $20,077.80 toward the purchase of ten (10) Stalker Dual SL (Radar Units) costing $2,220.00 each on a State of Idaho bid. Total purchase cost will be $22,200.00. The remaining balance of $2,122.20 is available in the Pocatello Police Department equipment budget.
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.

CHILD CARE LICENSE DENIAL APPEAL – CALIX-THOMSEN

Sierra Calix-Thomsen will be present to appeal the decision of the Pocatello Department staff which denied Ms. Callix-Thomsen a Child Care License. (ACTION ITEM)
7.

OPEN CONTAINER WAIVER REQUEST – ERCHUL MEMORIAL SERVICE

Council may wish to consider a request from The Yellowstone Restaurant (mailing address: 230 West Bonneville, Pocatello, ID 83204) represented by Jen and Rory Erchul, and Mike McCormick, for a waiver of the open container ordinance to allow alcohol to be consumed in the street adjacent to their business on August 15, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for Memorial Service. (ACTION ITEM)

A Block Party Permit request has been submitted to the Street Department for the temporary closure of the City Street. Security will be provided by employees of Yellowstone Restaurant and street closure equipment is being provided by Old Town Pocatello, Inc.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-7.pdf
8.

PUBLIC HEARING – PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2021 BUDGET

PUBLIC HEARINGS: The procedure that will be used for conducting the public hearings is at the end of the agenda.

Please note: In-person attendance is allowed, but strict social distancing measures are in place and the regular process for public hearings has changed.

This time has been set aside for the Council to receive public comments on the proposed Fiscal Year 2021 City Budget. (Legislative Public Hearing)
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-8.pdf
9.

PUBLIC HEARING – PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2021 FEE CHANGES

This time has been set aside for the Council to receive public comments on proposed fee changes proposed for Fiscal Year 2021. (Legislative Public Hearing)
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-9.pdf
10.

CONTRACTS FOR CITY EMPLOYEE BENEFITS – HUMAN RESOURCES

Council may wish to consider the following requests related to City Employee benefits as discussed in the May 28, 2020 Budget Development meeting, and approve the Mayor’s signature on documents related to the requests, subject to Legal Department review: (ACTION ITEM)

a) HEALTH JOY APP: Health Joy App contract of $6.50 per employee per month. The Health Joy App has been budgeted in the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget and will be paid by department based on headcount. Cost is paid by City and employee at the same premium as medical enrollment. This premium will be built into the Fiscal Year 2021 medical cost sheet;

b) BLOMQUIST-HALE: Blomquist-Hale contract for $19.00 per sworn officer, dispatcher and evidence technician for an enhanced Employee Assistance Program. Funds for the Blomquist-Hale contract has been budgeted in the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget from Police line item 001-10000-421; and

c) ONE BRIDGE: One Bridge contract for the Employee Cafeteria Plan (Health Care FSA and Dependent Care FSA). The $250.00 annual cost will be paid out of Human Resources line item 001-0700-416-61.99. The per-employee per month cost for enrollment is $3.00. Account fees will be paid by enrolling employee’s department (based on enrollment). The Fiscal Year 2020 provider, Wage Works, will continue until December 31, 2020.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-10.pdf
11.

MOU AMENDMENT AND EXTENSION REQUESTS – POCATELLO POLICE UNION

Council may wish to approve the following Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) requests: (ACTION ITEM)

a) MOU amending the August 16, 2019 Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police, Portneuf Valley Fraternal Order of Police, Local Lodge 13, modifying Article 7, Section 8 – Physical Fitness Incentive, Article 7, Section 19 – Physical Training and Recreation, and Article 15 – Employee Assistance Program;

b) MOU extending the terms of the August 16, 2019 Collective Bargaining Agreement including those identified in the above referenced MOU.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-11.pdf
12.

MOU AND EXTENSION REQUESTS – POCATELLO FIRE UNION

Council may wish to approve a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) extending the terms of the October 6, 2016 Collective Bargaining Agreement and subsequent referenced Memorandums for the Firefighters Local Union #187 to September 30, 2021. (ACTION ITEM)
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-12.pdf
13.

IFFT FOUNDATION GRANT APPLICATION – AIRPORT ORIGAMI ART DISPLAY

Council may wish to authorize the Mayor to sign an Ifft Foundation grant application in the amount of $10,000.00 and if awarded, other documents related to the grant, subject to Legal Department review. (ACTION ITEM)

The grant will be used to fund the second phase of an origami art display inside the Pocatello Airport terminal. The grant does not require matching funds.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-13.pdf
14.

RESOLUTION/LEASE AGREEMENT – IDAHO LIQUOR DISPENSARY BUILDING IN CENTENNIAL PLAZA

Council may wish to approve by resolution the renewal of a lease agreement between the City and Idaho State Liquor Division for City property located at 726 East Sherman (Centennial Plaza). (ACTION ITEM)

The lease term is for sixty (60) months. The first year lease rate is $10.27 per square foot (3,397 total square feet) for a total of $40,866.48. Cost per square foot will increase each year.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-14.pdf
15.

RESOLUTION/COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT – 2021 ADA RAMPS PROJECT

Council may wish to adopt a resolution authorizing a Cooperative Agreement between the City of Pocatello and Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) agreement setting out the terms and conditions for acceptance of a grant in the amount of $59,600.00 to upgrade certain curb ramps within Pocatello city limits. (ACTION ITEM)

There is no local match requirement. City Council approved the curb project on February 21, 2019.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-15.pdf
16.

RESOLUTION – CITYWIDE EMERGENCY HEALTH PLAN

Council may wish to adopt a resolution outlining a Citywide Emergency Health Plan encouraging face coverings for individuals when they are in public places as well as other mitigation strategies to prevent the further spread of COVID-19; to protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents and visitors to the City of Pocatello and providing an effective date. (ACTION ITEM)
Documents:
  1. agenda-item-16.pdf
17.

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.

  4. Written correspondence submitted for the record.

  5. Due to COVID-19 the following social distancing restrictions will be enforced for public testimony.

    In the event the number of individuals wishing to testify exceeds the allowable number of spaces in the Council Chambers, City staff will be available to direct citizens.  The names of individuals wishing to testify will be placed on a “testimony signup list.”  Individuals will be asked to identify if they are testifying in support, uncommitted or opposed to the agenda item.  Citizens will be asked to wait outside the Council Chambers and City staff will contact each individual when their name appears next on the list.

  6. Rebuttal by the staff.

  7. Mayor closes the public hearing.