AGENDA
 CITY OF POCATELLO
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

September 7, 2023   •  6:00 PM
 Council Chambers | 911 North 7th Avenue


The meeting will be live-streamed at:  https://streaming.pocatello.gov/ 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 their name and address for the record. If a citizen wishes to read documentation of any sort to the Council, they 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.gov; 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.


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 Pastor Rodney Enos, representing River of Life Church.

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)    MATERIAL CLAIMS:  Council may wish to approve the Material Claims for the period of August 16-31, 2023.

(b)    TREASURER’S REPORT:  Council may wish to approve the Treasurer’s Report for July 2023 showing cash and investments as of July 31, 2023.

(c)    PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION APPOINTMENT:  Council may wish to confirm the Mayor’s appointment of Adam Geyer to serve as a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission, replacing Dr. Shin Kue Ryu whose term expired.  Adam’s term will begin September 8, 2023 and expire September 8, 2027.

(d)    EXCEPTION REQUEST – “FILL THE BOOT” FUNDRAISER: Council may wish to consider a request from Pocatello Fire Fighters IAFF Local 187 for an exception to ordinances or laws that would prevent the group from gathering funds, for the Muscular Dystrophy Association “Fill the Boot” Fundraiser, on the public right-of-way at the intersection of Hiline Road and El Rancho Boulevard and the intersection of Olympus Drive and Pocatello Creek Road from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on September 23, 2023.

(e)    OPEN CONTAINER WAIVER REQUEST – IDAHO FOODBANK FUNDRAISER:  Council may wish to consider a request from Historic Downtown Pocatello (mailing address: PO Box 222, Pocatello ID 83204) for a waiver of the open container ordinance to allow alcohol to be consumed in the 100 block of South Garfield Avenue and inside Lookout Point for the 2nd Annual Idaho Foodbank Music Festival on September 9, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  If the open container ordinance is waived, it should be contingent upon the applicant meeting police Department requirements and purchasing appropriate permits.

(f)    OPEN CONTAINER WAIVER REQUEST – OFF THE RAILS BREWING:  Council may wish to consider a request from Off the Rails Brewing (mailing address: 416 West Lewis, Pocatello ID 83204) for a waiver of the open container ordinance to allow alcohol to be consumed in the right-of-way located in the alley behind 416 West Lewis, between the 100 blocks of South Arthur Avenue and South Garfield Avenue on the following dates/times:  Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. through the end of October for the Farmer’s Market; September 11 and 25, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for Food Truck Round Up; September 22, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for Downtown Neighborhood Movie Night; and November 24, 2023 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for Christmas Night Lights Parade.  If the open container ordinance is waived, it should be contingent upon the applicant meeting Police Department requirements and purchasing appropriate permits.

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

PROCLAMATIONS

5.

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.
6.

REQUEST TO ALTER A FAÇADE WITHIN A FAÇADE EASEMENT

Council may wish to approve mural and sign on the Titan Center of which the façade is under a façade improvement easement with the City.  The mural will be 3,000 square feet, of which, 178.35 square feet will constitute a sign.  Approval of a sign permit will be necessary prior to painting.  The general location of the property is 669 West Quinn Road. (ACTION ITEM)

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

STATE/LOCAL AGREEMENT (CONSTRUCTION) CENTER STREET RAILROAD BRIDGE UNDERPASS

Council may wish to consider the following requests regarding the construction of the Center Street Railroad Bridge Underpass Project:  (ACTION ITEM)

a)    Approve a State/Local Agreement (Construction) Center Street Railroad Bridge Underpass between the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) and the City of Pocatello;

b)    Authorize payment of a 7.34% match in the amount of $387,692; and

c)    Authorize the Mayor’s signature on all pertinent documents, including change orders up to 10% of the project match, subject to Legal Department Review. 

Funding for the project has been allocated in Fund 70.

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

STATION ALERTING SYSTEM PURCHASE – FIRE DEPARTMENT

Council may wish to approve the following requests regarding the Station Alerting System:   (ACTION ITEM)

a)    Approve a contract between the City of Pocatello and Motorola Solutions for a Station Alerting System including hardware, software and services for five (5) fire stations and the Pocatello Dispatch Center in the amount of $499,999.00;

b)    Approve the use of ARPA funds to cover the cost of the System Upgrade Agreement with Motorola Solutions and a Maintenance Agreement with Day Wireless through Fiscal Year 2026 in the amount of $76,243.00; and

c)    Authorize the Mayor’s signature on all pertinent documents, subject to Legal Department review. 

Funding for the project has been identified in the City of Pocatello’s ARPA expenditure plan.

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

BID ACCEPTANCE AND AWARD FOR LEAN-TO EXTENSION PROJECT – SANITATION DEPARTMENT

Council may wish to accept the recommendations of staff and award the bid for the Sanitation Department Lean-To Extension Project to the lowest responsive bidder, West Wind Construction, LLC in the amount of $199,950.00, and authorize the Mayor’s signature on all applicable documents, subject to Legal Department review.  Funds for the project have been allocated in the Sanitation Department budget. (ACTION ITEM)

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

AGREEMENT/CONTRACT – EMPLOYEE INSURANCE BENEFITS

Council may wish to approve and authorize the Mayor’s signature on a Blue Cross of Idaho medical insurance contract for City Employee insurance benefits during Fiscal Year 2024, subject to Legal Department review.  All costs for the renewal agreement have been itemized in the Fiscal Year 2024 budget. (ACTION ITEM)

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

BID ACCEPTANCE AND AWARD FOR ELEVATOR MODERNIZATION PROJECT – MARSHALL PUBLIC LIBRARY

Council may wish to accept the recommendations of staff and award the bid for the Marshall Public Library’s Elevator Modernization Project to the responsive bidder, TK Elevator, and authorize the Mayor’s signature on all applicable documents, subject to Legal Department review.  (ACTION ITEM)

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

ADJOURN