AGENDA
 CITY OF POCATELLO
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

December 16, 2021   •   6:00 PM
 Council Chambers | 911 North 7th Avenue


In-person attendance remains limited. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, social distancing measures are still in place.
 
MASKS/FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED
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 The meeting will be live-streamed at:  http://streaming.pocatello.us/ and available on Sparklight Cable channel 56



Any citizen who wishes to address the Council shall first be recognized by the Mayor, and shall then give his/her name and address for the record. If a citizen wishes to read documentation of any sort to the Council, he/she shall first seek permission from the Mayor. A three (3) minute time limitation is requested for Council presentations.


City Hall is accessible to persons with disabilities. Program access accommodations can be provided with three (3) days’ advance notice by contacting Skyler Beebe at sbeebe@pocatello.us; 208.234.6248 or 5815 South 5th Avenue, Pocatello, Idaho.


The purpose of the agenda is to assist the Council and interested citizens in the conduct of this public meeting. Citizens should examine the agenda for the item of their interest. However, citizens are advised that only Public Hearings allow for public comment during the discussion/consideration process.

Citizens have an opportunity to be heard by the Council if the item meets the criteria as described in the agenda item called "ITEMS FROM THE AUDIENCE." You must sign in at the start of the meeting to be recognized.


RECESS: In the event the meeting is still in progress at 7:30 p.m., the Mayor may call a ten-minute recess to allow Council members and participants a brief rest period.




1.

ROLL CALL AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

2.

INVOCATION

The invocation will be offered by Celeste Stiggers, representing Praise Temple of God.

3.

CONSENT AGENDA

The following business items may be approved by one motion and a vote.  If any one member of the Council so desires, any matter listed can be moved to a separate agenda item. (ACTION ITEM)

(a)    MINUTES:  Council may wish to waive the oral reading of the minutes and approve the minutes from the following meetings:  Budget Development Meetings of June 7, June 8, June 9, June 10, June 29, and August 11, 2021; Work Sessions of July 8 and August 12, 2021; Special City Council meetings of July 26, and August 24, 2021; Council Liaison/Work Session Clarification meeting of July 15; and Clarification and Regular Council Meetings of November 4, November 18 and December 2, 2021.

(b)    CHILD CARE ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT:  Council may wish to confirm the Mayor’s appointment of Karli Coumerilh to serve as a member of the Child Care Advisory Committee, filling a long-term vacancy.  Karli’s term will begin December 17, 2021 and will expire December 17, 2025.

(c)    CONSTRUCTION BOARD OF APPEALS AND REVIEW APPOINTMENT:  Council may wish to confirm the Mayor’s appointment of Rob Jensen to serve as a member of the Construction Board of Appeals and Review, representing the plumbing trade.  Rob’s term will begin January 1, 2022 and will expire December 31, 2024.

(d)    COUNCIL DECISION – BREEZY COMMONS TOWNHOUSES FINAL PLAT APPROVAL:  Council may wish to adopt its decision approving the final plat for Breezy Commons Townhouses, which subdivides approximately 7.39 acres of land into 59 lots, subject to conditions.  The property is located within a Residential Medium Density Single-Family (RMS) zoning district and is located east of Philbin Road and north of Cottage Avenue.  Access to the development will be provided from Philbin Road and Breezy Pointe Drive.

Documents:
  1. agenda-item-3.pdf
4.

CALENDAR REVIEW

Council may wish to take this opportunity to inform other Council members of upcoming meetings and events that should be called to their attention.
5.

ACCEPTANCE – CANVASS VOTES FOR 2021 GENERAL ELECTION AND SPECIAL ELECTION

Council may wish to accept the Canvass Election Results for the City of Pocatello General Election held on November 2, 2021 and Pocatello Mayoral Runoff Election held on November 30, 2021.  Bannock County Commissioners, serving as Board of Canvassers of Election, have provided signed abstracts of all votes cast within Pocatello City limits.  (ACTION ITEM)

Documents:
  1. agenda-item-5.pdf
6.

FINAL PLAT APPLICATION – POINTE VIEW APARTMENTS 1ST ADDITION SUBDIVISION

Council may wish to approve a final plat application submitted by Kent Morris, represented by HLE, Inc. (mailing address:  PO Box 866, Blackfoot, ID  83221) to subdivide 1.83 acres (more or less) into nine (9) lots.  The proposed subdivision is located south of Quinn Road, east of Phil bin Road and north of Brock Drive.  Staff finds the proposal compliant with all applicable standards with conditions.  (ACTION ITEM)

Documents:
  1. agenda-item-6.pdf
7.

CERTIFIED LOCAL GOVERNMENT GRANT APPLICATION – HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION

Council may wish to authorize submission of the Fiscal Year 2022 Certified Local Government Grant application to the Idaho State Historic Preservation Office and if awarded, authorize acceptance of the grant and authorize the Mayor’s signature on all related documents, subject to Legal Department review.  The grant application is in the amount of $15,400.00 with an in-kind match of $15,400.00 in Administration/General Support.  The proposed projects for the grant funds include funding the required local match to host the 2022 Idaho Heritage Conference, update to the Downtown Historic District design standards and policies and funding for membership dues with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions.  (ACTION ITEM)

Documents:
  1. agenda-item-7.pdf
8.

2021 STATE HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM – FIRE DEPARTMENT

Council may wish to approve the Pocatello Fire Department to participate in and accept funding through the Fiscal Year 2021 State Homeland Security Grant Program.  This annual grant provides support for equipment and training to RRT 6 (Hazmat) in the amount of $20,000.00 and to ITRT 3A (Technical Rescue) in the amount of $7,000.00.  There is no local match requirement.   Council may also wish to authorize the Mayor’s signature on all pertinent documents, subject to Legal Department review.  (ACTION ITEM)

Documents:
  1. agenda-item-8.pdf
9.

STATE OF IDAHO LOCAL HIGHWAY TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE COUNCIL (LHTAC) GRANT APPLICATIONS/ACCEPTANCE

Council may wish to approve submission of the following grant applications and if awarded, authorize the Mayor’s signature on all pertinent contract documents.  The projects are: (ACTION ITEM)

a)    Fiscal Year 2025 Local Highway Safety Improvement Program (LHSIP) safety grant in the amount of $645,700.00 for the Arthur/Custer Intersection Pedestrian Safety Project.  The project will reconstruct the traffic signal and add detection, pedestrian push buttons and new hardware.  The grant requires a 7.34% match of $47,394.38, which would be provided through Fund 70; and

b)    Fiscal Year 2024 Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) grant in the amount of $442,606.84 for the Center Street Pedestrian Bridge Project.  The project will upgrade the Pedestrian Bridge for pedestrians, bicyclists and non-motorized vehicles.  This is part of the Center Street Bridge Project.  The grant requires a 7.34% match of $32,489.34, which would be provided through Fund 70.

Documents:
  1. agenda-item-9.pdf
10.

UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD (UPRR) ACCESS AGREEMENT FOR CENTER STREET RAILROAD BRIDGE UNDERPASS PROJECT

Council may wish to authorize the Mayor’s signature on an access agreement with UPRR for the construction of the Center Street Railroad Bridge Underpass Project, subject to Legal Department review.  The agreement requires a $1,000.00 processing fee, which is included in the total project cost and would be provided through Fund 70.  (ACTION ITEM)

Documents:
  1. agenda-item-10.pdf
11.

2022 WATER DEPARTMENT MATERIALS BID

Council may wish to consider bids received on December 2, 2021 for materials used by the Water Department for capital improvement projects, maintenance and to replenish materials inventory.  The bid was separated into thirteen (13) separate lots in an effort to guarantee the lowest price for the City.  Staff requests that Council award each lot to the lowest responsive bidder as follows: (ACTION ITEM)

a)    SILVER CREEK SUPPLY – Lot Eight ($7,178.00);

b)    MOUNTAINLAND SUPPLY – Lot One ($320,162.00);

c)    FERGUSON WATERWORKS – Lots Four, Seven, Twelve and Thirteen ($149,813.00);

d)    CORE & MAIN – Lots Two, Five, Six, Ten and Eleven ($124,012.91); and

e)    HD FOWLER CO. – Lots Three and Nine ($57,397.98).

Total cost for the materials bids is $658,563.89.  Funds are available in the Water Department’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget.

Documents:
  1. agenda-item-11.pdf
12.

RESOLUTION – DISSOLVING SISTER CITIES COMMITTEE

Council may wish to adopt a resolution dissolving the Sister Cities Committee.  The members will be joining the Pocatello Iwamizawa Sister Cities Foundation to continue facilitating the City of Pocatello’s relationship with Iwamizawa, Hokkaido, Japan.  (ACTION ITEM)

Documents:
  1. agenda-item-12.pdf
13.

NEW TOWN SQUARE PARK PROJECT – HISTORIC DOWNTOWN POCATELLO

Council may wish to consider accepting the recommendations of staff for the following requests pertaining to the proposed New Town Square Park Project in Historic Downtown Pocatello:  (ACTION ITEM)

a)    Grant permission for City Streets and Parks Departments to provide $130,000.00 of in-kind match for the project in the form of internal labor services and associated equipment use; 

b)    Accept ownership and maintenance responsibility of the park and redeveloped building and stage areas upon project completion; and

c)    Grant naming rights to the park in perpetuity to the project donor/funding provider.

Documents:
  1. agenda-item-13.pdf
14.

ITEMS FROM THE AUDIENCE

This time has been set aside to hear items from the audience not listed on the agenda. Items which appeared somewhere else on the agenda will not be heard at this time.  The Council is not allowed to take any official action at this meeting on matters brought forward under this agenda item.  Items may be referred to the appropriate staff or scheduled on a subsequent agenda.  You must sign in at the start of the meeting in order to be recognized.  (Note: Total time allotted for this item is fifteen (15) minutes, with a maximum of three (3) minutes per speaker.)
15.

ADJOURN





PUBLIC HEARING PROCEDURE

  1. Explanation of hearing procedures by Mayor or staff.
    • Ten (10) minute time limit on applicant presentation.
    • Three (3) minute time limit on public testimony.
    • Names and addresses are required from those presenting/testifying.
    • Questions/comments should be addressed to the Mayor and Council.
    • Council members must make their decision regarding the application on facts already in the record and information presented at the public hearing. Conflicts of interest, site visits and ex-parte contacts by Council members will be acknowledged.
    • Protocol requires that Council and audience be recognized by the Mayor prior to speaking.
  2. Mayor opens hearing.
  3. Presentation by applicant.
    Note:  Remember, applicant bears the responsibility for making his/her case. This is also the time for Council members to ask their questions of the applicant.
  4. Presentation by staff.
  5. Written correspondence submitted for the record.
  6. Testimony by those supporting the application.
  7. Testimony by those uncommitted on the application.
  8. Testimony by opponents to the application.
  9. Rebuttal by the applicant.
  10. Mayor closes the hearing and initiates motion/deliberations.
    Note:  The Mayor may choose to require a motion prior to the discussion in order to focus deliberations, or, the Mayor may choose to allow deliberations prior to the motion in order to facilitate wording of the motion.
  11. Develop a written and reasoned statement supporting the decision.