Archive for March, 2009

April City Council Meeting

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009
April 8, 2009
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

The City Council meeting for April 8th will convene at the City Offices at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

City Council Meeting Minutes for March 3, 2009 — Approved

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

March 3, 2009

Those present: Annell Williamson, Barry Bergholm, Duane Peterson, Rex Skinner, Wanda Dunn, Doug Thompson, Roland Smith, Albert Johnson, Mary Johnson, Joe DeClark, Jeff Franzen, Gary Thompson, Dustin Nate, Judy George, Robin Landfair

Meeting called to order at: 7:00 pm

Invocation: Annell Williamson

The chair entertained a motion from Council member Joe DeClark the council move from council meeting and open the published public hearing to listen to comments from the public concerning the proposed comprehensive plan and the impact area map.   Council member Annell Williamson seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken and is as follows:  Annell – yes, Barry – yes, Joe – yes, Duane – yes.  The motion passed the council unanimously.

Public Hearing: Mayor Johnson directed Council member Barry Bergholm to facilitate the public hearing proceedings. Barry read and reviewed the comprehensive plan with those present and showed the area on the proposed land use area map where changes had been made to allow the city to better control the impact area.  The impact area is color coded to show the five areas of desired land use within the impact area.  Discussion ensued over the proposed agricultural and residential areas.  After discussion, changes were made to the plan on page #44 and the map legend on the proposed land use area map.

At 8:15 pm, the chair entertained a motion from council member Barry Bergholm the council close the public hearing and reconvene to the scheduled city council meeting.  Council member Joe DeClark seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken and is as follows.  Annell – yes, Barry – yes, Joe – yes, Duane – yes.  The voting was unanimous and the motion passed the council.

The chair entertained a motion from council member Joe DeClark the council accept and approve with the noted changes, the newly proposed comprehensive plan and the proposed land use area map and approve it for review with the County Planning and Zoning commission and the County Commissioners.  Council member Duane Peterson seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken and is as follows:  Annell – yes, Barry – yes, Joe – yes, Duane – yes.  The voting was unanimous and the motion passed the council.

Minutes from the February 3, 2009 council meeting were read.  Mayor Johnson instructed the minutes to reflect Adam McKenzie, City Attorney, had reviewed the back hoe agreement and found it to be sufficient for the city. The chair entertained a motion from council member Joe DeClark the council approve and accept the minutes as read with the additional comment.  Council member Duane Peterson seconded the motion.  All were in favor and the motion carried the council.    Mayor Johnson proceeded to open and review the received bids for the city website.  Two bids were received; one from Roland K. Smith and one from Dustin Nate.  The council members after reading the bids suggested the applicants verbally present their bids and any other information they deemed necessary for the council decision making process.  After the bid presentations, the chair entertained a motion from council member Duane Peterson the council accept the bid from Roland K. Smith in the amount of $1,350.00.  Council member Annell Williamson seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken and is as follows:  Annell – yes, Barry – yes, Duane – yes, Joe – yes.  All were in favor and the motion passed the council unanimously.  Council member Annell Williamson told council members she has received a revised copy of the proposed water protection plan from Shannon Ansely.  She has reviewed the plan and has given a copy to Doug for his review.  She also told the council the city was once again eligible for the Arbor Day Grant and asked if the council would like to pursue the grant.  The chair entertain a motion from council member Barry Bergholm the council give permission to Annell to apply for the $300.00 Arbor Day Grant.  Council member Duane Peterson seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken and is as follows:  Annell – yes, Barry – yes, Joe – yes, Duane – yes.  All were in favor and the motion passed the council unanimously.  The council received copies of Ordinance #49 allowing the cable company to distribute telecommunication signals throughout the city of Georgetown.  The cable company had contacted the city requesting a new ordinance; Ordinance #49 has expired.  Mayor Johnson instructed Marty to contact the cable company and find out just what the cable company needed and if they had a model ordinance they could present to the council.  Mayor Johnson told the council Keller Engineering had sent a questionnaire to be filled out with information for the sewer system.  The Mayor and council members along with Doug filled out the questionnaire and instructed it to be sent back to Keller.

Police Report: Officer Skinner had 51 contacts.  He reported to the council the police vehicle had 120,000 miles logged in and the new radar had been delivered.  He will install the radar gun and learn how to use it.  He reported on a dog complaint and told the council a letter had been sent to the dog owner requesting him to keep the dogs secluded to his property.  If another complaint was received, a citation would be issued.

Maintenance Report: Doug told the council the city has received permission from the Idaho Department of Water Resources to use the water rights he had applied for last spring.  However, the point of discharge location is wrong.  They will need to republish the notice with the corrected location.  He told the council he had pretty much been doing the same things he does every month.

Marty reported 10 delinquent water and sewer accounts and told the council water services had been shut off at 387 Main St. and 693 1st West St.  Both properties are vacant and she asked if the council wanted to put a lien on the property for services left owing.   The council instructed her to do so.  She, also, told the council the ordinance for the abandonment of Horseshoe Lane needed to be recorded at the county court house.  She will take care of both the lien and the ordinance.

The chair entertained a motion from council member Barry Bergholm the council approve checks and vouchers for the month of February 2009 in the amount of $12,631.61 in the general account, $5,798.29 in the water fund, $16.088.12 in the sewer fund with all funds totaling $34,518.02.  Council member Annell Williamson seconded the motion.  All were in favor and the motion carried the council.

At 10:00 pm, the chair entertained a motion from council member Joe DeClark the council adjourn from the March 2009 council meeting.  Council member Barry Bergholm seconded the motion.  All were in favor and the motion carried the council.

Respectfully submitted by,

Marty Nate, City Clerk
City of Georgetown

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