[Vision2020] Moscow City Council Committee Agendas for Monday

Stephanie Kalasz skalasz at ci.moscow.id.us
Fri Dec 7 16:26:39 PST 2007




Monday, December 10, 2007
3:00-4:30 p.m.


206 East 3rd Street, Second Floor

1.      A. Public Comment and Chair's Response Period (limit 10 minutes)
- For members of the Public to speak to the Committee regarding matters
NOT on the Agenda and not currently pending before the Council, Planning
and Zoning Commission or Board of Adjustment, please state your name and
address for the record and limit remarks to three minutes.  


B. Approval of Minutes November 26, 2007 - Stephanie Kalasz


2.      Proposed Noise Ordinance Revision - Dan Weaver

This proposal is to amend Moscow City Code Tile 10, Chapter 11 regarding
the Noise Ordinance and amending sec. 11.9.C.  In the proposal, officers
can use discretion at the time contact is made with the responsible
individual on the best process for immediate cease all noise in excess
of limits delineated by the Ordinance.  The victim will no longer have
to be contacted for charges or sign a citation when the officers are
called and observe the violation.  The changes will directly impact
places where large groups of people assemble or "party houses" with a
history of public nuisance complaints.  This was considered by the
Council on first reading on October 1, 2007 and recommended to go back
to the Administrative Committee to receive public input and to consider
possible changes to the Ordinance.  It was considered by the Council on
second reading at the November 5, 2007 meeting and again referred to the
Administrative Committee.  On November 13, 2007, the Administrative
Committee directed the City Attorney to make some changes based on input
given at that meeting and bring the redraft back to the Committee.  At
the November 26 meeting, the Committee asked the City Attorney to draft
two versions of the Ordinance, one requiring a citizen to sign the
citation and one that allowed the officer to do it.


ACTION:  Recommend approval of Version "A" or Version "B" of the
Ordinance, or recommend rejection of the Ordinance; or take such other
action deemed appropriate.


3.      Discussion Regarding Weapons in Public Facilities - Randy Fife

In response to concerns related to the presence of firearms, Randy Fife
wrote a letter to the Attorney General's office requesting an opinion
regarding the extent, if any, to which the City could regulate firearms.
The Attorney General responded in a letter dated September 18, 2007
stating that the City could not, on its own, regulate "ownership,
possession, or transportation" of firearms in the City.  Mayor Chaney
wrote a letter to the local State representatives regarding the matter
on October 29, 2007.  Shirley Ringo responded to the Mayor's letter on
November 5, 2007.


ACTION:  Consider a Resolution drafted for Council encouraging
consideration by the State Legislature to be submitted to Representative
Ringo or take such other action deemed appropriate.


4.      Employee Benefits for Domestic Partners - Leslie Moss

Mayor Chaney has requested the City explore the possibility of offering
health insurance benefits to the domestic partners of City employees.
Until now domestic partner benefits have not been available through our
insurance provider or other area providers.  Our insurance agents of
record, Greg Helbling and Chad Murray from Helbling Employee Benefits
will present a new plan that is now available with Regence Blue Shield
of Idaho.


ACTION:  Make a recommendation to either offer benefits or deny such
benefits and forward to the Council for a decision.


5.      Grants Management Policy and Procedure - Gary J. Riedner/Alisa

The purpose of Grants Management is to establish a clear policy and
procedure for City Departments and Commissions regarding all functions
relating to grants from the application process to the final close-out
report.  The procedure provides guidelines for the complete process to
ensure compliance at all levels of grants management.  The Grants
Coordinator is responsible to organize and direct all grant activities
and enforce and ensure compliance with all rules and regulations.


ACTION:  Recommend approval to implement the Grants Management Policy
and Procedure effective January 1, 2008, or take other such action as
deemed appropriate.


6.      Review of Resolution for Alcohol Consumption in Parks - Dwight

In accordance with Moscow City Code 5-13-4(B), requests may be made to
have beer/wine gardens in City owned parks in Moscow.  Rules governing
each event are through Council Resolutions.  In the language of the
Resolutions, there may be unclear requirements leading to possible
confusion and inconsistencies with compliance.  A solution to most of
this can be done with minor modifications of language within the


ACTION:  Direct staff as deemed appropriate.


7.      Cancellation of Meeting on December 24, 2007 - Gary J. Riedner


ACTION:  Cancel or reschedule December 24, 2007 meeting.



Secondhand/Pawn License Renewals - Gary J. Riedner

Update on Joint Law Enforcement Facility - Dan Weaver/Gary J. Riedner

Report on Impact Fee Process - Gary J. Riedner/Don Palmer

Proposed Reform Legislation on Alcohol Beverage Control - Gary J.


Future Agenda Items

Policy & Procedure for Closing of Main Street



NOTICE:  Individuals attending the meeting who require special
assistance to accommodate physical, hearing, or other impairments,
please contact the City Clerk, at (208) 883-7015 or TDD 883-7019, as
soon as possible so that arrangements may be made.






Monday, December 10, 2007
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


206 East 3rd Street, 2nd Floor 

1.      Approval of Minutes November 26, 2007 - Stephanie Kalasz


2.      Disbursement Report for November 2007 - Don Palmer


3.      Gritman Parking Agreement - Gary J. Riedner

Gritman Medical Center is requesting the City of Moscow to amend the
June 27, 2002 agreement relating to provision of public parking, which
provided public parking in two parking lots south of Gritman's main
entrance.  This agreement was a consequence of Gritman's request to
vacate a portion of Eighth Street between Main and Washington Streets in
2002.  A consideration by the City Council in its determination that
such vacation was in the public interest, was provision of public
parking at least equal to those spaces which would be lost as a
consequence of the vacation of Eighth Street.  Transportation Commission
reviewed this request at its April 26, 2007 meeting.  A copy of the
minutes is attached for committee reference.  This was heard by the
Committee on November 26, 2007 and staff was asked to work with Gritman
on finding 16 spaces for public use.  Gritman has submitted a new
proposed agreement on Friday, December 7 which is being reviewed by


ACTION:  Review the request and attached information and provide


4.      Idaho Department of Lands Community Transportation Grant -
Execution of Memorandum of Understanding to Accept Grant Award - Alisa
Stone/Roger Blanchard

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is planning improvements to a
portion of State Highway 8, approximately 0.31 miles east of the
intersection of U.S. Highway 95 and State Highway 8 in Moscow, Idaho,
between Veatch Street and White Place beginning at milepost 2.45 and
ending at milepost 2.77.  The project will consist of a full depth
reconstruction of the entire roadway to accommodate a 3-lane facility
consisting of two through lanes with a continuous two-way center left
turn lane.  Curb and gutter will be constructed on both sides of the
highway and the City of Moscow has budgeted funds to install sidewalks
on the north side of the highway traveling east west to Troy.  This
grant application is requesting funding to place trees, landscaping
material and an irrigation system parallel to the sidewalk from Veatch
Street to White Place.  The tree species will consist of Amur Maple,
Washington Hawthorn, Greencolumn Maple, Red Oak, and Pacific Sunset
Maple.  Total project costs are estimated at approximately $20,000
including 10 percent local match in City Parks and Recreation and Water
Department labor and installation of a water meter.  The project is
planned for the fall of 2008 after the completion of the ITD road
construction.  Staff received a letter on November 29, 2007,
congratulating the City on being awarded $15,740, which was the full
amount of the original request.


ACTION:  Recommend approving acceptance the Community Transportation
Enhancement Grant (CTE) award from the Idaho Department of Lands in the
amount of $15,740 and the "Memorandum of Understanding"; or take such
other action deemed appropriate.


5.      Proposed Amendment to Title 7 of Moscow City Code Providing for
the Adoption of the 2006 International Residential Code, 2006
International Building Code, 2006 International Energy Conservation
Code, International Fuel Gas Code, International Mechanical Code,
International Existing Building Code, International Property Maintenance
Code, and the 2007 Supplemental to the above International Codes with
Revisions - Bill Belknap/Carol Alexander

The proposed Ordinance would provide for the adoption of the current
versions of the various International Building Codes in accordance with
state law requirements.  The Building Code Advisory Committee meet over
the past four months to review each of the new codes and recommends
adoption with the revisions as shown within the attached ordinance.


ACTION:  Recommend approval of the Ordinance; or recommend denial of the
Ordinance; or take such other action deemed appropriate.


6.      Request for Ice Rink Funding by Moscow Rotary - Gary J. Riedner

Stan Smith, the President of the Moscow Rotary Club, has submitted a
letter requesting that the City authorize release of $15,000 in Hamilton
funds for use by Rotary to assist in the operations of the Rotary
Memorial Veterans Pavilion Ice Rink. The funds that Mr. Smith is
referring to are part of an agreement which was negotiated between
Rotary and the City on July 10, 2001. A copy of that agreement is
attached. At the time of the 2001 agreement, the City Council authorized
the expenditure of $165,000 for uses relating to the ice rink. $150,000
of the funds was to assist with the concrete slab and purchase of dasher
boards. The remaining $15,000 was slated for public improvements, which
are further described in the City Council minutes of June 4, 2001 as
sidewalk improvements. A copy of those minutes is also enclosed. Mr.
Smith will be present to discuss the potential uses for the $15,000


ACTION:  Consider proposal from Rotary Club of Moscow and recommendation
of City staff and direct staff accordingly, or take such other action
deemed appropriate.


7.      Cancellation of Meeting on December 24, 2007 - Gary J. Riedner


ACTION:  Cancel or reschedule December 24, 2007 meeting.



Report on Impact Fee Process - Gary J. Riedner

Latah Sanitation Biosolids Agreement - Gary J. Riedner

John Dickinson Trail Head - Dwight Curtis/Latah Trail Foundation

Third Street Bridge - Linda Pall



Future Agenda Items

Installation of Purple Pipe with New Construction, Street Projects, etc.
- Les MacDonald

UI Street Maintenance Agreement - Les MacDonald

N. Main ('A' Street to Rodeo Drive) State/Local Agreement and Resolution
- Les MacDonald

Stormwater Phase II Status - Les MacDonald (1/14)

SE Moscow Sewer District - Staff



NOTICE:  Individuals attending the meeting who require special
assistance to accommodate physical, hearing, or other impairments,
please contact the City Clerk, at (208) 883-7015 or TDD 883-7019, as
soon as possible so that arrangements may be made.


Stephanie Kalasz

Moscow City Clerk


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