CITY OF POCATELLO
CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
February 9, 2017  ·   9:00 AM
Council Chambers | 911 N 7th Avenue



1.
ROLL CALL
2.
AFRICAN SISTER CITIES SUBCOMMITTEE UPDATE
Representatives from the African Sister Cities Subcommittee will discuss the Subcommittee’s goals and projects, as well as Council’s policies and expectations.
3.
JAPANESE SISTER CITIES SUBCOMMITTEE UPDATE
Representatives from the Japanese Sister Cities Subcommittee will discuss the Subcommittee’s goals and projects, as well as Council’s policies and expectations.
4.
FLAG DESIGN AD-HOC COMMITTEE UPDATE
Representatives from the Flag Design Ad-Hoc Committee will discuss the Committee’s progress towards raising a new, official flag for Pocatello. The Committee’s next step will be to present the entries to the public.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item4.pdf
5.
EXECUTIME TIMEKEEPING AND SCHEDULING SOFTWARE—PROJECT GUIDANCE
Information Technology Staff is seeking Council guidance regarding the purchase and implementation of Executime Timekeeping and Scheduling software. Information regarding the software project has been presented multiple times before the Council and City staff. Council direction is being sought for the following: a) staff will continue researching options to proceed with the software purchase; or b) cancel the software project.
6.
PUBLIC WORKS DESIGN PRINCIPLES AND STANDARDS
Engineering staff will present an updated edition of the City of Pocatello Public Works Design Principles and Standards. Staff will provide a proposed schedule to incorporate the design principles into Pocatello Municipal Code Title 12 and to adopt the standards by resolution (which may be modified from time to time). By codifying the principles, a developer or contractor will be provided clarification of the City’s expectations relating to design and construction as well as all other regulations imposed by the City as part of the code.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item6.pdf
7.
STREET DEPARTMENT STAFFING PROPOSAL
City staff will be present to discuss a proposal asking Council to consider the addition of two (2) full-time Equipment Operator positions in the Street Department. Current staffing levels are not adequate to meet the service demands necessary to provide for the City’s needs. Continuation of the Equipment Operator positions would be assessed at the end of Fiscal Year 2018.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item7.pdf
8.
PROPOSED CHANGES TO CITY’S NATIONWIDE 457 FUND
City staff will be present to: 1) discuss a proposal moving City employees from the Nationwide IAFF 457 Fund to the Nationwide State 457 Fund; and 2) explain the advantages of changing funds. Human Resource staff feels the State Fund is a healthier option for the City and its employees. This is not a change in the provider of the 457 Deferred Compensation plan, but rather the fund supporting it. The proposed change is supported by the City’s Finance Department and both Labor Unions.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item8.pdf
9.
EDUCATIONAL ACCESS CHANNEL OPERATIONS
Video Services Director, Logan McDougall seeks direction from the Council as to whether the Video Services Department should assume operation of the Educational Access Channel from Idaho State University.
Documents:
  1. agenda-item9.pdf
10.
CABLE FRANCHISE ORDINANCE UPDATE
City Legal Department and Video Services Staff seek the Council’s direction pertaining to City Ordinance number 2902, “Cable One Franchise Agreement”. Due to Idaho Code §50-3001, et seq. (the Idaho Video Service Act of 2012), the Idaho legislature pre-empted the field of regulation in the area of issuing cable franchise in the State of Idaho. With this State level regulation, the City’s Ordinance is no longer in force and effect, therefore it is the Legal Department and Video Services Staff’s recommendation to repeal Ordinance Number 2902. This time will allow for discussion by the Council and City Staff to determine which direction the Council wishes to proceed regarding the Ordinance.