CITY OF SHOSHONE
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
CITY HALL – 207 S RAIL ST. WEST
SHOSHONE, ID 83352
FEBRUARY 21, 2017 AT 7:00 P.M.
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING CALLED TO ORDER: Mayor Dan Pierson declared a quorum present and opened the Regular City Council meeting at 7:00 p.m.
The following members of the City Council were present: Dale Sluder, Mike Wallace, Tammy Swaner and Payson Reese.
Others present were as follows: Dena Mabbutt, Clerk/Treasurer; Clay Ritter, Library Director; Emily Higley, maintenance crewmember and Dan Lewin, Police Chief.
Members of the public were as follows: Randy Schoolcraft, Michelle Schoolcraft, Don Hudson, Alex Hagen, Paul Goicoechea, Linda Roberson, Ken Bezdeka, Kathleen Tanaka, Lori Royal, Hugh Royal, Brandon Stokes, Sharon Pennington, Lanita Hall, Brandy Alexander, Raymond Alexander, Tara Hagen, Clarisa Grinquist, Vern Johnson.
Mayor Pierson led the Council and audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.
CORRECTIONS TO AGENDA: none
MINUTES: Mayor Pierson asked for corrections or additions to the minutes of February 7, 2017 regular City Council meeting and the February 13, 2017 minutes from the Public Hearing on the Proposed Protein Processing Plant land use designation. There were none. Motion made by Councilwoman Swaner to accept the minutes as presented. Councilman Reese seconded the motion, all in favor, no opposition. Motion passed unanimously.
REPORTS: The financial reports for January 2017 were reviewed by the Mayor and Council in an e-mail they received earlier this week from Dena.
Clay Ritter reviewed the Library report for January as follows:
Library Monthly Report
Shoshone Public Library
During the month of January the Library had 431 visits from Patrons 70 of which used our publicly available computers. We checked out 848 total items this month, 734 of those being books.
We started our spring session of Storytime on January 19th but had to cancel due to the weather. We held our first program on the 26th and had 16 attendees. We also contacted the Community Center to hold our Storytime programs there for the duration of the remodel this spring and they have gladly given us the meeting room for that use.
Scheduling has been set out and we plan to start the exodus of shelving and books in the Library on March 6th. Barring any unforeseen circumstances the first week will be spent moving things out of the Library and preparing to paint. The second week will be painting and carpeting with the final week moving everything back into the Library and getting ready to resume service.
If you have any feedback or suggestions please let me know.
Chief Lewin presented the Police Report for January, 2017 as follows:
City of Shoshone Idaho
SHOSHONE POLICE DEPARTMENT
To: Mayor Dan Pierson
Thru: Shoshone City Council
From: Chief Dan Lewin
Date: January 7, 2017
DEPARTMENT ACTIVITY RECAP
Physical Arrests: 4
Calls for Service: 175
Business Checks (Day Time): 125 Felony: 1
Business Checks (After Hour): 1,690 Felony Warrant: 1
After Hours Open Doors: 4 Misdemeanor: 3
All Actions: 1,994 Misdemeanor Warrant: 0
Reports Generated: 10 Reports Criminal Investigations: 8
Traffic Stops / Contacts: 26 Felony: 2
Rail Road Citations: 0 Misdemeanor: 6
Other Citations: 4
Total Citations: 4 Agency Assists
Verbal Warnings: 22 SPD assisting allied Agency: 37
Allied agency assisting: See Breakdown
Dog Issues 4
Dog-Owner Claim: 4
Dog-taken by Rescue Group: 0
Data Driven Approach to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS): Based on the last reporting period’s crime data map, enhanced enforcement was directed into the northwest quadrant of the city. The identifiable “HOT SPOT” for this reporting period has not been displaced. Officers are being directed to focus their patrol time in this quadrant.
School Safety and Security Detail: SPD emphasizes school safety by providing continued assistance to Shoshone Schools while the school season is in session. We are taking a pro-active approach by reducing crimes and accidents caused by inattentive drivers. As officers monitor the school during the busiest times we can react to potential safety concerns quickly and remedy situations without delayed response times. Officers conducted 8 Hours of school security detail during the month of November and observed minor traffic violations and did not observed misdemeanor or felony crimes or suspicious activity during the detail.
SPD Agency Assist Breakdown
LCSO assist SPD- 15 EMS assist SPD- 0 LC Probation assist SPD - 0
SPD assist LCSO- 25 SPD assist EMS- 10 SPD assist LC Probation - 1
Fire assist SPD- 2
SPD assist Fire- 1
SPD Assists – 37
Assists SPD – 17
Emily Higley reviewed the City Maintenance Report for January as follows:
CITY MAINTENANCE REPORT
We fixed the toilet and sink in the library. Rebuilt chlorine injector for the pump house on the hill. Thawed out at least a half dozen water meters. Shoveled off the pump house roof by the shop. Flagged almost every fire hydrant dug some out and the fire department dug some out. Worked on water maps, and had the heater worked on at the pump house by the shop, furnace guy said we need to budget for a new one.
Plowed snow can`t remember how many times, hauled snow not sure how many truck loads but it was a lot. Hired Jake`s dump truck one day for six hours. Shoveled a lot of snow I’m not putting on any extra weight this winter. Pushed the snow off of the rail road crossings once with rail road flagging for us. Put
two new rims on orange plow truck.
Pulled both main lift station pumps and cleaned rags out of them. Did lots of shoveling out at the treatment plant trying to keep the heat pumps from getting drifted over.
Replaced an airbrake canaster on the new garbage truck.
PROJECTS FOR FEBRUARY
Hopefully deal with melting snow and maybe take down Christmas lights.
Planning and Zoning Report: There was no meeting in January.
There were no other reports.
Motion made by Councilman Wallace to accept all of the reports. Motion seconded by Councilwoman Swaner. All in favor, no opposition. Motion passed.
VOUCHERS FOR PAYMENT: The Council reviewed the vouchers for payment. Councilman Sluder moved to approve all of the claims and payment thereof as presented. Councilman Reese seconded the motion. All in favor, no opposition. Motion passed unanimously.
ELECT COUNCIL PRESIDENT: Councilman Sluder stated that the Council President should be someone who does not work out of town. Councilwoman Swaner made a motion to elect Councilman Reese as Council President. Councilman Sluder seconded the motion. All in favor, no opposition. Motion passed unanimously. Councilman Reese said he would accept the position.
DECISION ON 2-13-17 PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING LAND USE DESIGNATION FOR PROPOSED PROTEIN PROCESSING PLANT: Mayor Pierson stated that no public comment would be accepted at this meeting. Discussion ensued between councilmembers. Councilman Wallace made a motion to send the issue back to the Planning and Zoning Commission to reconsider their decision due to the discrepancy between the definition of a food processing and meat packing plant. The motion was seconded by Councilman Sluder. All in favor, no opposition. Motion passed unanimously to send the decision back to the Planning and Zoning Commission.
FIREWORKS FOR 2017: Dena advised there is about four hundred dollars in the fireworks fund right now. Discussion ensued about whether the City would subsidize the event this year. Councilman Sluder made a motion to subsidize the event up to $2,500.00. The motion was seconded by Councilman Reese. All in favor, no opposition. Motion passed unanimously.
FLOOD PREPAREDNESS: Mayor Pierson stated there are sandbags available at the city shop and there is a sand pile at the city shop yard and also north of the horse barns at the fairgrounds. Lincoln County declared an emergency for eminent flooding and we will need to keep track of any money spent of flood issues.
CORRESPONDENCE/MISCELLANEOUS: Clair Grinquist talked about raising money for the new playground equipment project she is working on.
Clay Ritter updated the council on the ITD task force. The task force is reviewing questions that need to be answered in the report that will be presented to ITD. They will show reasons why ITD should stay in Shoshone, not just why they shouldn’t leave.
EXECUTIVE SESSION IF NEEDED: Motion by Councilman Wallace to go into Executive Session per I.C. 74-206 (1)(f). Motion seconded by Councilwoman Swaner. Roll call vote by Mayor Pierson as follows: Wallace: aye, Sluder: aye; Swaner: aye; Reese: aye. Into Executive Session at 7:28 p.m. Out at 8:00 p.m.
ADJOURN: Councilman Reese moved to adjourn. Councilman Wallace seconded the motion. All in favor, no opposition. Motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
Dan Pierson, Mayor
Dena Mabbutt, City Clerk
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