AGENDA
 CITY OF POCATELLO
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

September 2, 2021   •   6:00 PM
 Council Chambers | 911 North 7th Avenue


Limited in-person attendance is allowed, but due to COVID-19 guidelines, strict social distancing measures are in place.
 
MASKS/FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED
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 The 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.

Citizens have an opportunity to be heard by the Council if the item meets the criteria as described in the agenda item called "ITEMS FROM THE AUDIENCE." 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 Tim Bridges, representing Calvary Chapel.

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)    MATERIAL CLAIMS: Council may wish to consider Material Claims for the month of August 2021.

(b)    HOUSING ALLIANCE AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS APPOINTMENT:  Council may wish to confirm the Mayor’s appointment of Terry Fredrickson to serve as a member of the Housing Alliance and Community Partnerships, replacing Kevin Bailey whose term expired. Terry’s term will begin September 3, 2021 and will expire September 3, 2026.

(c)    SISTER CITIES COMMITTEE REAPPOINTMENT:  Council may wish to confirm the Mayor’s reappointment of Marie Fenwick to continue serving on the Sister Cities Committee.  Marie’s term will begin August 18, 2021 and will expire August 18, 2025.

(d)    COUNCIL DECISION – STRATTEN ESTATES DIVISION 2 SHORT PLAT APPROVAL:  Council may wish to adopt its decision approving the short plat for Stratten Estates Division 2, which subdivides approximately .30 acres of land located on the north side of Troy Lane into two townhome lots, subject to conditions.

Documents:
  1. agenda-item-3.pdf
4.

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.
5.

PUBLIC HEARING – ZONE MAP AND COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT – 2000 BLOCK OF SOUTH 5TH AVENUE

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

This time has been set aside for the Council to receive comments from the public regarding a request by NeighborWorks Pocatello (mailing address:  206 North Arthur Avenue, Pocatello, ID  83201) represented by A & E Engineering (mailing address 845 West Center Street, Suite E, Pocatello, ID  83201)for a Zone Map and Comprehensive Plan Amendment to rezone approximately 3.02 acres of property from Commercial General (CG) to Residential/Commercial/Professional (RCP).  The subject property is located at the 2000 block of South 5th Avenue.

The Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing on August 11, 2021 and recommends approval of the application.  Staff finds the proposal compliant with all applicable standards with conditions.  (Quasi-judicial Public Hearing).  (ACTION ITEM)

Documents:
  1. agenda-item-5.pdf
6.

PUBLIC HEARING – ZONE MAP AMENDMENT – DEAD END OF WEST HAYDEN STREET

This time has been set aside for the Council to receive comments from the public regarding a request by Trevor Henderson (mailing address 410 Yellowstone Avenue, Pocatello, ID  83201) for a Zone Map Amendment to rezone approximately 2.33 acres of property from Residential Estate (RE) to Residential Medium Density Multi-Family (RMM).  The subject property is located at the dead end of West Hayden Street.

The Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing on August 11, 2021 and recommends denial of the application.  Staff finds the proposal does not meet the standards for approval.  (Quasi-judicial Public Hearing).  (ACTION ITEM)

Documents:
  1. agenda-item-6.pdf
7.

PUBLIC HEARING – VACATION OF EASEMENT – 2221 SOUTH 5TH AVENUE

This time has been set aside for the Council to hear comments from the public regarding a request by Tanner and Staci Hernandez (mailing address:  2221 South 5th Avenue, Pocatello, ID  83201) to vacate a portion of a public utility easement as shown on the Roper and Prime Time Subdivision Plats.  Staff finds the proposal compliant with all applicable standards with conditions.  (Quasi-judicial Public Hearing).  (ACTION ITEM)

Documents:
  1. agenda-item-7.pdf
8.

FINAL PLAT APPLICATION – JAZIMINE ESTATES SUBDIVISION

Council may wish to approve a final plat application submitted by C & N Partnership, represented by Knudsen Engineering (mailing address: 1070 Hiline Road, Ste. 325, Pocatello, ID  83201) to subdivide 6.75 acres (more or less) into 26 lots.  The proposed subdivision is located between the two ends of Dolostone Drive.  Staff finds the proposal compliant with all applicable standards with conditions.  (ACTION ITEM)

Documents:
  1. agenda-item-8.pdf
9.

IFFT GRANT APPLICATION RATIFICATION – SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT DIVISION

Council may wish to approve the following requests related to a fencing improvement project for a portion of City-owned property located between the railroad tracks and Interstate-15; and between Hildreth Road and South 2nd Avenue, to facilitate community use and enjoyment of the area:

a)    Ratify an IFFT Grant application in the amount of $10,000.00, which had a submission due date of August 15, 2021; and if the grant is awarded

b)    Authorize acceptance of the grant and authorize the Mayor’s signature on documents related to the grant, subject to Legal Department review.

If awarded, there is no City match requirement for the grant.  (ACTION ITEM)

Documents:
  1. agenda-item-9.pdf
10.

IFFT GRANT APPLICATION RATIFICATION – PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT

Council may wish to approve the following requests related to an improvement project at the Raymond Park courts, converting two (2) existing tennis courts into six (6) dedicated pickleball courts:

a)    Ratify an IFFT Grant application in the amount of $10,000.00, which had a submission due date of August 15, 2021; and if the grant is awarded

b)    Authorize acceptance of the grant and authorize the Mayor’s signature on documents related to the grant, subject to Legal Department review.

If awarded, there is no City match requirement for the grant. (ACTION ITEM)

Documents:
  1. agenda-item-10.pdf
11.

ITEMS FROM THE AUDIENCE

This time has been set aside to hear items from the audience not listed on the agenda. Items which appeared somewhere else on the agenda will not be heard 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 may 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.