[Vision2020] Moscow City Council Monday Agenda
skalasz at ci.moscow.id.us
Fri Dec 14 16:35:41 PST 2007
MOSCOW CITY COUNCIL
Monday, December 17, 2007
City Hall Council Chambers
206 East Third Street, Second Floor
The Moscow Mayor, City Council and Staff welcome you to tonight's
meeting. We appreciate and encourage public participation. For regular
agenda items, an opportunity for public comment is sometimes provided
after the staff report. However, the formality of procedures varies
with the purpose and subject of the agenda item; therefore, the Mayor
may exercise discretion in deciding when to allow public comment during
the course of the proceedings and limitations will be placed on the time
allowed for comments. Citizens wishing to comment on business which is
not on the agenda will be provided the opportunity to do so as item
number 3. If you plan to address the Council, you will find a list of
"Tips for Addressing the Council" on the table outside the City Council
Chambers. Thank you for your interest in City government.
RENEWING OUR FOCUS - At each meeting, one City Council member will
present an example of patriotism, humanitarianism, community spirit, or
other inspirational message. Contact a Council-member with examples to
share at future meetings.
Recognizing Heroes - Mayor Chaney
1. Consent Agenda: Any item will be removed from the consent
agenda at the request of any member of the Council and that item will be
considered separately later. Approval by roll call vote.
A. Approval of Minutes of December 3, 2007 - Stephanie Kalasz
B. Disbursement Report for November 2007 - Don Palmer
The Public Works Finance Committee reviewed the accounts payable for
November 2007 and recommend approval of the following:
Parks & Rec
Fleet Mgmt Fund
Sewer Capital Projects
Bond & Interest
LID Special Assessment
C. Idaho Department of Lands Community Transportation Grant -
Execution of Memorandum of Understanding to Accept Grant Award - Alisa
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 consists of full depth
reconstruction of the 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 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 is to fund trees, landscaping
material and an irrigation system parallel to the sidewalk from Veatch
Street to White Place. 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.
Staff received a letter on November 29, 2007, congratulating the City on
being awarded $15,740, the full amount of the original request.
Reviewed by the Public Works-Finance Committee on December 10, 2007.
ACTION: Approve grant acceptance and Memorandum of Understanding.
D. 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. On
December 10, 2007, the Administrative Committee suggested some minor
changes which have been implemented in the draft presented to the
ACTION: Approve Grant Management Policy and Procedure.
E. Secondhand/Pawn License Renewal for Thomas Uribe of Moscow Pawn
- Stephanie Kalasz
Thomas Uribe has requested renewal of the Secondhand/Pawn License for
Moscow Pawn. The Moscow Police Department has reviewed the application
and recommends approval.
ACTION: Approve renewal of the Secondhand/Pawn License for Thomas
F. Secondhand/Pawn License for Pat Woodbury new owner of Now and
Then - Stephanie Kalasz
Pat Woodbury, new owner of Now and Then, has submitted an application
for a Secondhand/ Pawn License. The application has been recommended
for approval by the Moscow Police Department.
ACTION: Approve issuance of Secondhand/Pawn License for Pat Woodbury
contingent upon approval by Chief Weaver.
2. Mayor's Appointments - Mayor Chaney
3. Public Comment and Mayor's Response Period (limit 15 minutes)
- For members of the Public to speak to the Council regarding matters
NOT on the Agenda and not currently pending before the Planning and
Zoning Commission or Board of Adjustment, please state your name and
address for the record and limit remarks to three minutes. Mayor will
respond to comments from previous meeting.
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
Regence Blue Shield of Idaho, our insurance provider, or other area
providers. A new plan to extend health insurance benefits to domestic
partners is now available with Regence Blue Shield of Idaho. Reviewed
by the Administrative Committee on December 10, 2007.
ACTION: Approve Resolution and domestic partner benefits; or reject the
Resolution and benefits; or take such other action deemed appropriate.
5. Proposed Noise Ordinance Amendment - Assistant Chief David Duke
This would amend Moscow City Code Tile 10, Chapter 11 regarding the
Noise Ordinance Sec. 11.9.C. The Police Department believes that the
proposed changes will assist them in addressing repeat offenders. Among
proposed changes, 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 and 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 dwellings where large groups of people
assemble or known party houses with a history of public nuisance
complaints. Reviewed by the Administrative Committee on September 10,
2007. This was considered on first reading during the October 1, 2007
City Council meeting with instructions for it to be sent to the
Administrative Committee for the opportunity for additional public
comment. Public input was heard during the October 22, 2007
Administrative Committee meeting. The Administrative Committee also
discussed the Ordinance on November 13, 2007 and December 10, 2007.
ACTION: Approve of Version "A" or Version "B" of the Ordinance on third
reading and that it be read and published by title only; or recommend
rejection of the Ordinance; or take such other action deemed
6. Ordinance for Adoption of 2006 and 2007 Supplemental ICC
Building Codes - Bill Belknap/Carol Alexander
The proposed Ordinance would amend 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 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. Reviewed by the Administrative Committee on
December 10, 2007.
ACTION: Approve Ordinance under suspension of the rules requiring three
complete and separate readings and that it be read and published by
title only; or consider the Ordinance on first reading and that it be
read by title only; or reject the Ordinance; or take such other action
7. Request for Ice Rink Funding from Moscow Rotary - Gary J.
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
requested. Reviewed by the Public Works-Finance Committee on December
ACTION: Approve or reject request from Moscow Rotary.
8. 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. Reviewed by the Administrative
Committee on December 10, 2007.
ACTION: Approve the Agreement; or reject the Agreement; or take such
other action deemed appropriate.
9. Resolution on 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. Reviewed by the Administrative Committee on December
ACTION: Approve Resolution; or reject Resolution; or take such other
action deemed appropriate.
10. Reimbursement Resolution - Gary J. Riedner
This Resolution will allow the City to reimburse itself for expenses
incurred prior to the issuance of Bonds for Wastewater Treatment Plant
improvements. This will provide the City with maximum flexibility going
forward to cover costs that may arise in conjunction with the sewer
improvements that must be paid before the Bonds can be issued.
ACTION: Approve the Resolution; or reject the Resolution; or take such
other action deemed appropriate.
Latah Sanitation Biosolids Agreement - Gary J. Riedner
Impact Fee Discussion - Gary J. Riedner
Public Works/Finance Committee
Other Boards & Commissions
EXECUTIVE SESSION - Pursuant to Idaho Code Section 67-2345(1)
Moscow City Clerk
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