[Vision2020] Moscow City Council Monday Agenda

Stephanie Kalasz skalasz at ci.moscow.id.us
Fri May 18 14:28:41 PDT 2007





Monday, May 21, 2007                                                                                                                  7:00 p.m.

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.


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 May 7, 2007 - Stephanie Kalasz


B.     Disbursement Report for April 2007 - Don Palmer

The Public Works Finance Committee reviewed the accounts payable for April 2007 and recommend approval of the following:






HUD Reserve


Parks & Rec


1912 Center




Water Fund


Sewer Fund




Fleet Mgmt Fund


Water Capital


Sewer Capital Projects


Capital Projects


LID Construction


Hamilton P&R


Bond & Interest


LID Special Assessment


LID Guaranty





C.     Request for Approval of Having Beer and Wine License Within 300 Feet of  Church - Gary J. Riedner

Brenda and Ray von Wandruszka and Rob Davis have requested approval of a beer and wine license at Café Silos which is within 300 feet of a church.  According to I.C. 23-913:  No license shall be issued for any premises ... within 300 feet of any public school, church, or any other place of worship ... except with the approval of the governing body of the municipality.  The Impact Church is within 300 feet of Café Silos.


ACTION:  Approve the request.


2.       Mayor's Appointments - Mayor Chaney


ACTION:  Approve appointments or take such other action deemed appropriate.


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.       Public Hearing on Sewer Fee Changes in Excess of 5% Increase - Don Palmer

Last July 24, 2006, City Council was presented with a sewer commercial rate category that was projected to not meet the sewer revenue requirements provided by HDR last July 2005.  The City Council voted in favor to wait until the completion of a fiscal year (12 months) of revenue would be collected under the new sewer rate structure.  We now know that the projections were accurate and there was a $35,000 shortfall in revenue from HDR's target revenue projected at the July 2005 City Council meeting.  The Rate Committee and City Council were presented with recommendations from HDR on February 20, 2007.  Since then City staff has been working continuously with HDR and members of the rate committee to provide further analysis of the mixed use classification.   HDR and Staff have made two recommendations for City Council consideration, "mixed use" and "Other commercial" accounts.  The Mixed Use Recommendation from HDR varies from staff's recommendation.


ACTION:  Approve Resolution; or reject Resolution; or take such other action deemed appropriate.


5.       Proposal to Allow Alcoholic Beverages to be Consumed in Public Right-of-Way - Gary J. Riedner

A business has requested authorization for the consumption of beer and wine in a public right-of-way (alley) which will be catered by a licensed vendor.  The licensed vendor would sell alcohol to adults with proof of age in a designated area.  A street closure permit has already been requested and approved for the proposed area.  Although the City Code allows for the consumption of alcohol in City parks with Council approval, public right-of-way is not currently included for consideration.


ACTION:  Discuss and provide staff with direction.


6.       Proposed Graffiti Ordinance - Dan Weaver

In response to a request by a citizen and the Administrative Committee, Moscow Police Department is proposing an Ordinance designed to assist in addressing the occurrence of graffiti in Moscow.  


      ACTION:   Approve the 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; or reject the Ordinance; or take such other action deemed appropriate.


7.       Reclassification of Staff Engineer to City Engineer - Gary J. Riedner

The position of Staff Engineer was authorized in the FY2007 budget and has not yet been filled. Employment of a part-time professional engineer has helped to meet the current needs in the past several months.  Departmental needs and structure have been continually re-assessed in the ensuing months since budget approval and it has been determined that a reorganization of the management of the Engineering Department should be explored prior to filling the Staff Engineer position. The proposed reclassification and creation of the City Engineer's position will provide improved management of staff, while allowing the Public Works Director to focus on overall management and planning for all of the Public Works Divisions, including Water and Sewer enterprise funds, Water and Sewer capital funds, Street Department special revenue fund, street department capital fund, fleet internal service fund and Engineering. The reorganization is supported by the Public Works Director and Administration as the expected result is more efficiency and greater customer service to both internal and external customers.


      ACTION:  Approve reclassification of Staff Engineer to City Engineer or take such other action deemed appropriate.


8.       Ice Rink Task Force Recommendation - Linda Pall 

The Ice Rink Task Force was established in February 2007 by Mayor Chaney. The purpose of the Task Force was to examine possible locations for a permanent ice rink facility and then make a recommendation to the City Council.  After three months of research and deliberation the Ice Rink Task Force is making a recommendation.


ACTION:  Accept the Ice Rink Task Force recommendation report, or take such other action deemed appropriate.



            Administrative Committee

            Public Works/Finance Committee

            Other Boards & Commissions



EXECUTIVE SESSION - Pursuant to Idaho Code Section 67-2345(1)









Stephanie Kalasz

Moscow City Clerk


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