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HomeMy Public PortalAbout2021.04.08 Regular Meeting Minutes MINUTES McCall City Council Regular Meeting McCall City Hall--Legion Hall VIA TEAMS Virtual April S,2021 Call to Order and Roll Call Pledge of Allegiance Approve the Agenda Consent Agenda Chamber Department Reports Public Comment Public Hearing Business Agenda Adjournment CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL Mayor Giles called the regular meeting of the McCall City Council to order at 5:30 p.m. Mayor Giles, Council Member Callan, Council Member Holmes, Council Member Maciaszek, and Council Member Nielsen all answered roll call. City staff members present were Anette Spickard, City Manager; Bill Nichols, City Attorney; BessieJo Wagner, City Clerk; Erin Greaves, Communications Manager; Linda Stokes, City Treasurer; Michelle Groenevelt, Community Development Director; Delta James, Economic Development Planner; Kurt Wolf, Parks and Recreation Director; Rick Stein, Airport Manager; Eric McCormick, Golf Course Superintendent; Meg Lojek, Library Director; Chris Curtin, Information Systems Manager;Nathan Stewart,Public Works Director;Vlatko Jovanov,Network Administrator; Dallas Palmer, Police Lieutenant Also, in attendance were Lindsey Harris, McCall Area Chamber of Commerce; Greg Irvine, St. Luke's McCall; Gina Pannell, Central District Health; Steve Millemann,Millemann Pemberton& Holm; Sasha Childs Mayor Giles led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance. APPROVE THE AGENDA Council Member Holmes moved to approve the agenda as submitted. Council Member Maciaszek seconded the motion. In a voice vote all members voted aye, and the motion carried. MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 1 of 17 April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting CONSENT AGENDA Staff recommended approval of the following ACTION ITEMS. All matters which are listed within the consent section of the agenda have been distributed to each member of the McCall City Council for reading and study. Items listed are considered routine by the Council and were enacted with one motion. 1. City Council Regular Minutes—March 25, 2021 2. Payroll Report for period ending March 19, 2021 3. Warrant Register—GL 4. Warrant Register—Vendor 5. Accept the Minutes of the following Committees: a. Airport Advisory Committee—January 7, 2021 b. Airport Advisory Committee—February 4, 2021 c. Golf Advisory Committee—February 10, 2021 d. Historic Preservation Commission—February 8, 2021 e. Library Board of Trustees—January 21, 2021 f. Library Board of Trustees—February 18, 2021 g. Library Board of Trustees—February 19, 2021 h. McCall Redevelopment Agency—January 19, 2021 i. Public Art Advisory Committee—February 22, 2021 j. Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee—February 17, 2021 k. Planning and Zoning Commission—January 5, 2021 1. Tree Advisory Committee—February 2, 2021 6. AB 21-095 City Licenses Report to Council Per McCall City Code: Per McCall City Code Title 4 Chapter 9, the City Council has determined the City Clerk shall be delegated the authority to process and grant or deny all alcoholic beverage license applications, other than certain circumstances involving catering permits, which the city clerk shall review the application for catering permit for completeness and forward said application to the Police Chief. The Police Chief upon receipt of the application shall make a recommendation to the City Clerk to approve or deny the application. Whenever the City Clerk shall determine that an application for alcoholic beverage license transfer or renewal is complete, the City Clerk shall approve or deny such application. All decisions of the City Clerk shall be reported to the City Council at the next regularly scheduled City Council meeting after such decision. The City Clerk is also responsible for all processing of business, taxi, snow removal, pawnbroker, child daycare licenses, vendor permits, and public event applications.Action: Council review the License report. 7. AB 21-101 Request to Execute the Idaho Certified Local Government Grant Memorandum of Agreement: The Idaho State Historic Preservation Office has awarded the City of McCall a Certified Local Government Grant in the amount of $5000 to hire a professional consultant to help facilitate a community-engaged process to update select sections of the 2011 McCall Historic Preservation Plan. The total project cost is $8500. The awarded $5000 grant will be matched by $3500 allocated in the FY21 City of McCall budget to the McCall Historic Preservation Commission and by staff and volunteer in-kind time. Action: Authorize the Mayor to sign the Idaho Certified Local Government Grant Memorandum of Agreement. MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 2 of 17 April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting 8. AB 21-096 Request Approval of the Airport Coronavirus Relief Grant Program (AC GP) Grant Agreement: The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (Public Law 116-260) (CRRSA Act) provides emergency assistance for individuals,families,businesses,and local governments affected by the coronavirus pandemic, including General Aviation Airports. Since the Act has been passed, the Federal Aviation Administration(FAA)has retitled the grant as the "Airport Coronavirus Relief Grant Program (ACRGP). The grant is in the amount of $13,000. Funds can be used for costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitization, janitorial services, combating the spread of pathogens at the airport, and debt service payments. Staff requests not to expend the funds until the impact of the coronavirus' financial effects on the Airport Budget are known. Action: Approve the ACRGP Act Grant Application and Authorize the Mayor and the City Attorney to sign all necessary documents. Council Member Holmes moved to approve the Consent Agenda as submitted. Council Member Maciaszek seconded the motion. In a roll call vote Council Member Holmes, Council Member Maciaszek, Mayor Giles, Council Member Callan, and Council Member Nielsen all voted aye, and the motion carried. DEPARTMENT REPORTS Chamber of Commerce Linsey Harris, representative, gave a brief update. She reported on an interview on short term rentals and visitor numbers are up and staying longer. She shared planning a Member Breakfast and 41h of July plans. She answered questions about what is being discussed regarding the housing shortage. She highlighted the fundraising efforts by the Leadership Academy for the bike stations and thanked all who donated to the cause. City Manager City Manager Anette Spickard gave a brief update on the status of Payette Lakes Recreational Sewer District and approvals of additional hookups. The Council did not have any further questions for the departments on their monthly reports. PUBLIC COMMENT Mayor Giles called for public comment at 5:48 p.m. City Clerk BessieJo Wagner gave a summary of the public comments. There were 60 public comments received regarding the Mask Mandate. Of those 60 comments, 27 commented that they were in favor of continuing the Mask Mandate, while 33 commented that they were against continuing the mask mandate. No other comments for any other subject were received. The comments are attached as Attachment 1. Hearing no comments, Mayor Giles closed the comment period at 5:50 p.m. MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 3 of 17 April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting PUBLIC HEARING AB 21-107 Request Approval of PUD-20-01 and SUB-20-04: Running Horse Subdivision and Planned Unit Development Mayor Giles opened the Public Hearing for PUD-20-01 and SUB-20-04: Running Horse Subdivision and Planned Unit Development at S:SI p.m. Community and Economic Development(CED)Director Michelle Groenevelt presented PUD-20- 01 and SUB-20-04: Running Horse Subdivision and Planned Unit Development. Running Horse Subdivision is a 13 Lot subdivision located on Lot 6 and adjoining lot located at 314 West Lake Street for a total of 3.3 acres. The property is located on the south side of West Lake Street, generally across the street from Rotary Park. The property is zoned R4. Twelve of the thirteen residential dwellings will be detached two story homes that will vary in size from roughly 2,000 square feet to 2,500 square feet. There will be two different building/floor plan designs. The thirteenth unit will be dedicated Local Housing Unit(LHU). The Local Housing Unit is currently located at 314 W Lake Street McCall, ID and will be moved slightly further south off Lake Street. Further information on the project is attached in the packet.The McCall Area Planning and zoning Commission held a public hearing and recommended approval to the City Council for the PUD and SUB. Steve Millemann, Applicant Representative, gave an overview of the project to include his interpretation of the City code as it relates to a PUD application as there seemed to be some confusion to the public on what is allowed in a PUD application. He explained the plat map, deed restrictions,the driveways,the role of the homeowner's association,landscaping and home design, and parking. He shared the goal is to preserve many of the existing trees and the concerns brought up during the neighborhood meeting. The covenants prohibit short-term rentals and there will be a public bike pathway that will include Native American art incorporated along the path. He and Sasha Childs answered questions regarding energy efficiency in the local housing unit, how the covenants regarding the short-term rentals will be enforced, and management of surface water issues. CED Director Groenevelt presented the conditions of approval: 1. Approval of the project Planned Unit Development general plan (PUD-20-01) shall be contingent upon McCall City Council approval of the companion subdivisions preliminary plat(SUB-20-04) and McCall Area Planning and Zoning Commission approval of the project Design Review (DR-20-49) and Scenic Route (SR-20-13) applications. 2. Prior to issuance of a building permit or any site disturbance or earthwork, the applicant shall receive final engineering approval for all civil plans. 3. Except as otherwise provided in Section 2.1(c) of the Development Agreement, prior to the issuance of a Building Permit, the Applicant shall either complete all interior roads and water infrastructure or financially assure the completion of these improvements and obtain final MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 4 of 17 April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting approval of a Development Agreement which memorializes the terms and conditions of the financial assurances and related obligations regarding completion of these improvements. 4. Except as otherwise provided in Section 2.1(c) of the Development Agreement, prior to issuance of any building permits,the applicant shall provide proof of sewer connection permit from the District.No sewer hookups will be allowed, and no sewer permits will be issued until the sewer main extension and all sewer improvements are completed and have been accepted by the District. Any person or party desiring to construct a sewer line extension much first submit an application for the extension and obtain written permission from the District Board of Directors. 5. Central sewage and water plans bust be submitted to and approved by the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality prior to approval of the final plat. 6. Prior to scheduling of the final plat or final PUD plan for consideration by the McCall Area Planning and Zoning Commission, and prior to any site work or disturbance, the applicant shall provide a tree protection and management plan by a third-party licensed arborist (for approval by the City Arborist) that fits this site and project. The plan should clearly identify significant trees that can be retained during construction and efforts necessary to ensure their survival through the construction process. 7. The Parks proposal for a separated pedestrian pathway shall be modified to soften the 90- degree corners of the pathway in the final civil plans, and shall include directional signage provided by the applicant,where the pathway intersects Forrest St. and Mather Rd., and at the eastern end of the property along West Lake Street where the pathway turns to the south and heads to Forrest St. 8. The decorative fencing panels, if in excess of 4 ft., shall be setback at least 20 ft. from the front property line. 9. Upon submittal of the project Planned Unit Development Final Plan application, the applicant shall provide a detailed landscaping plan that identifies plant size at the time of installation and location of irrigation throughout the project. 10. Upon submittal of the Planned Unit Development Final Plan application, the applicant shall provide a lighting plan and photometric analysis that demonstrates that the site and exterior building lighting will comply with the McCall Outdoor Lighting Ordinance,pursuant to MCC 3.14. 11. Upon submittal of the Planned Unit Development Final Plan application, the applicant shall provide a snow storage plan that illustrates adequate snow storage areas for drive, parking, sidewalk, and pathway areas. 12. Details of the proposed entrance sign shall be provided as part of the final plat and final PUD applications prior to review by the McCall Area Planning and Zoning Commission. 13. Upon submittal of the Planned Unit Development Final Plan application, the applicant shall provide plans for the location of trash collection and trash enclosure(s) as necessary. MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 5 of 17 April8, 2021 Regular Meeting 14. Pursuant to MCC 9.3.04, the private street shall be dedicated for public use; provided, no . public parking shall be allowed on or along the project's private drives. 15. Prior to issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy for any unit, the applicant shall install street name and other necessary signage for addressing purposes as determined by the McCall Addressing Coordinator. 16. The applicant shall underground any overhead utilities (MCC 9.6.02) located along the property frontages. Additionally, all utilities within the project shall be installed underground, including any propane tanks. 17. Prior to issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy for any unit,the applicant shall either complete the landscaping,pathways, roadways, undergrounding of overhead utilities, and other project amenities, or shall obtain approval of a Development Agreement with the City and shall provide financial assurances for any deferred improvements. 18. Prior to execution and recordation of the Final Plat, the applicant shall.provide a maintenance reserve funding plan schedule for the private road for review and approval by the City Engineer. 19. Prior to execution and recordation of the Subdivision Final Plat, the applicant shall construct; water, sewer, and road infrastructure and shall obtain final approval of these aspects from the City of McCall and the Payette Lakes Recreational Water and Sewer District. Alternatively, the applicant shall obtain approval of a Development Agreement with the City and shall provide financial assurances for any deferred improvements. 20. Prior to execution and recordation of the Subdivision Final Plat, all easements shall be indicated on the final plat and shall be formally documented with signed declarations and recorded with the plat. 21. Prior to execution and recordation of the Subdivision Final Plat, the applicant shall provide digital files of the plat in accordance with the McCall Digital Data Submission Standards. 22. A full set of as built (record) drawings of all improvements intended for public use and maintenance, including, but not limited to, water and sewer lines, and including also private and public streets, shall be furnished to the City within sixty (60) days of completion of the construction. 23. Cost estimates of all deferred infrastructure will be required prior to scheduling of the application before City Council and, except as otherwise provided in Section 2.1(c) of the Development Agreement, financial assurances in accordance with MCC 9.6.067 will be provided required prior to issuance of a building permit. 24. Any area history displays, if constructed, shall first be approved by the City. 25. Pursuant to MCC 9.2.07(A), the applicant shall submit a Final Plat for the project by not later than eighteen (18)months after the final approval of the Preliminary Plat unless an extension of the time is applied for and granted by the commission or unless otherwise allowed for with a phasing agreement. MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 6 of 17 April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting 26. Pursuant to MCC 3.10.09(G),within eighteen(18)months of the approval of the PUD General Plan, the applicant shall submit to the City a final development plan for the entire PUD. 27. The final alignment of the pathway on the Running Horse property will be field verified and adjusted to the extent reasonably possible given the site's constraints if needed to accommodate drainage, snow storage, and existing trees. The final plat shall contain language dedicating the pathway to the public and language will be added to the development agreement confirming that the applicant will construct the pathway at the applicant's cost and the City will assume responsibility for the maintenance for the pathway once it has been completed and accepted by the City. Council Member Nielsen asked for clarification regarding the pathway along Lake Street in how it will play into the long-term plan. CED Director Groenevelt stated it fits into the Pathway Master Plan in creating a network off the highway. Public Works Director Nathan Stewart gave his perspective on the pathway and snow storage. Staff also fielded questions regarding drainage. Written comments are attached as Attachment 2 Mayor Giles called for public comment at 6:44 p.m. Larry Shake of 1612 S. Samson Trail, McCall is not against development but shared he is concerned whether enough money is being collected to cover the water shed improvement, the amount of open space, the number of trees being removed, and snow removal storage. He.does not feel the agreement is sufficient and would like to see the project slowed down so more vetting could be done. Matthew Parks of 802 W. Bannock Street, Suite LP 110,Boise, Idaho stated he is against. He does not feel this project meets the density, lot coverage, and open space requirements. Jack Spiegelman of 8008 E. Del Mercurio Drive, Scottsdale, Arizona, and 325 Lake Street stated he is against PUD. He feels this project has not been well thought out or explained, believes no one will use the bike path, there is issue with the parking, and wants to see more time taken to work through the details. Scott Spiegelman of 327 Lake Street stated he is against the project as it stands currently. He is extremely concerned for safety and traffic on the road and Rotary Park. He wants to see the project have more studies done before approval. Mr. Millemann rebutted the comments. He feels the people that have testified have not fully reviewed the application and he reiterated what the code allows. He shared that the Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee feels a bike path will be very beneficial and the City Arborist has been contacted and approved what trees to be cut and planted. Council Member Nielsen has some concern with the pathway frontage on Lake Street. He feels it is a good design overall but is concerned with future needs of parking for Rotary Park and what safety issues the pathway will create with people parking on the highway if the possibility of Lake MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 7 of 17 April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting Street becoming a City street and not a State Highway. Public Works Director Stewart stated it is highly unlikely that parking will be put in along the roadway for Rotary Park due to space constraints and snow removal. One way to address parking issues along that stretch of road could be signage and enforcement. The development of this property would require a sidewalk for directing foot traffic regardless and the proposed bike path fulfills that requirement. He addressed questions about possible turn lane issues. Parks & Recreation Director Kurt Wolf addressed the amount of use the proposed bike path may get and the design. Council Member Holmes pointed out two highly used short-term rentals across the street are always over parked creating a safety concern for people walking along the road and clarified that she feels positive about the pathway creating a safer way for pedestrians to travel. Mr. Millemann clarified the pathway and parking do not affect or interfere with what is already happening along the roadway. Council Member Callan asked if there is adequate snow storage. Mr. Millemann clarified that the engineer has met the required amount of snow storage on the property according to code and there is also a snow storage plan as a part of the final plat. Council Member Maciaszek asked if the preliminary plat is approved and it becomes apparent there is inadequate snow storage, can the final plat be amended to require a better plan and CED Director Groenevelt stated amending the final plat is allowable and depending on whether it is a minor change or something larger, the preliminary plat could be brought back for changes. Mr.Millemann confirmed the preliminary plat would need to be repeated if it were found there was not enough storage. Community & Economic Development Director Groenevelt stated there has been a couple of modifications added to the Findings and Conclusions to the standard language regarding Condition 6, the addition of Condition 27, and inserting the regulatory language to the end, and she asked that the language be added to the motion if approved. There were no more questions from the Council, and they were ready to deliberate. With the consent of the Council, Mayor Giles closed the public hearing at 7:42 pm Council Member Holmes is ready to approve and feels it is very thoughtfully laid out. She feels it will assist with some of the traffic issues in that area. Council Member Maciaszek feels it is a thoughtful plan and is in support of both applications. Council Member Callan is pleased with the plan and is ready to move forward. Council Member Nielsen agrees developers have made some concessions regarding short-term rentals but still has a fundamental concern that they will be primarily second homes. He is frustrated with the lack of development of local housing but is glad to see there is at least one home set aside for local housing. He is looking forward to a time when a PUD comes through that is completely focused on local housing. Mayor Giles asked if the application is code compliant and City Attorney Bill Nichols responded that it is satisfies all the applicable codes. Council Member Holmes moved to approve PUD-20-01 and SUB-20-04 with the Findings and Conclusions with the amendment to Condition 6, the addition of Condition 27, and adding the standard regulatory language regarding takings and authorize the Mayor to sign all necessary documents. Council Member Callan seconded the motion. In a roll call vote MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 8 of 17 April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting Council Member Holmes, Council Member Callan, Mayor Giles, and Council Member Maciaszek all voted aye, Council Member Nielsen voted no, and the motion carried. The Council recessed for a 5-minute break. BUSINESS AGENDA AB 21-098 Request Discussion and Action regarding Resolution 21-13 an extension of the effective date for McCall Mask Mandate Resolution 21-10 and Covid-19 Update City Manager Anette Spickard presented the discussion regarding Resolution 21-13 an extension of the effective date for McCall Mask Mandate Resolution 21-10 and the Covid-19 update. As part of the City's response to the SARS-COV-2 (Coronavirus) Pandemic, Council enacted Ordinance 995 on November 5, 2020 to establish Emergency Powers Authority of the City for public health purposes. Orders issued under this authority have a maximum duration of forty-five days without review and extension by Council action. The Council has issued an Order under this authority to mandate the use of facial coverings in all public indoor and outdoor places where 6 feet of physical distance cannot be maintained,with some exemptions.Resolution 21-10 expires on April 11,2021. The proposed Resolution 21-13 extends the date another forty-five days to May 26, 2021. Mask requirement throughout the state update • CDC recommends wearing masks in public settings and when around people who do not live in their household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Wearing a mask, however, is not a substitute for social distancing. Masks should still be worn in addition to staying at least 6 feet apart. • According to state emergency operation center, as of March 24 the following Idaho jurisdictions have mask ordinances/mandates in place: Panhandle Health District 1 —Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, and Shoshone Counties; Blaine County; Madison County; Teton; Bellevue; Boise; Driggs; Hailey; Ketchum; Lewiston; McCall; Moscow; Pocatello; Victor; Wallace; Fort Hall Reservation • Moscow until June 9, 2021 or metrics are met for three consecutive weeks: o Gov moves Idaho to Stage 4 o Avg#of new cases per week less than 4 o Regional hospitalizations per week less than 5 o Avg days to receive test result is less than 4 o Cases per 100K Pop. per 14 Days Goal: Twenty-five or Less o Recommendations of institutional partners (U of I, School District, Health District, Hospital) • Boise reviews every 30 days and uses the Governor's reopening metrics to determine when to lift mandate. • Ketchum, Hailey, Blaine County — in effect until rescinded. Use Blaine County Risk Assessment Tool to determine when to rescind. Updated weekly on their website. Current assessment is High/Red due to hospital capacity, variants confirmed, 7-day average of new cases/100k population. • Panhandle Health District—Just lifted their order. MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 9 of 17 April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting • Eastern Idaho Public Health District Order for Teton County and all cities in Teton County effective October 2020 until rescinded by the Health District. Based on hospital capacity and rate of new cases. McCall's data per Central District Health and State of Idaho: Valley County vaccination rate 48.54% (Second to Blaine Co @ 60.5%) as of Apr 7 CDH region vaccination rate 43.46% as of Apr 7 7-day average of new cases per 100k population: 1.3 as of April 7 vs 8.8 on April 1 14-day average of new cases per 100k pop: 5.02 as of March 28 No new cases in Valley County since March 28. No new deaths reported. State's data Governor's reopening metrics as of March 25: Only 1 of 4 Criteria Categories have been met. The#of ICU patients with Covid is above 25 per day for the prior two weeks. The# of daily hospital admissions is above 8 per day for the prior two weeks. The # of new positive tests are trending downward for the prior two weeks but still above 20 new cases per day. The percent positive vs.tested rate is trending downward for the prior two weeks but still above 5%. The number of available ventilators and ICU beds is above 50 each and the 10-day supply of PPE for hospitals is available. Gina Pannell, Central District Health (CDH), presented information on the vaccine schedule and cases in Valley County. The CDH will be meeting on May 1 to reevaluate. Dr. Greg Irving, St. Luke's McCall, spoke about the case spikes around the State, and shared the B117 variant is the top variant which is 50% more contagious. He feels it too soon to pull back on mitigation efforts and strongly recommends a mask mandate. Staff and Ms. Pannell explained the metrics of the county and other cities. Dr. Irvine would like to see a three-week trend of decrease in cases, 7-day moving average of less than 5% for three weeks, see the positivity rate less than 5% for three weeks, the State move to Stage 4, and vaccination rate in Valley County at 75%before lifting the mask mandate. Mayor Giles asked Ms. Pannell and Dr. Irvine to develop metrics to be used when determining when to rescind the mandate. They both agreed to put that together. City Manager Spickard recommended May 6 to revisit the Mask Mandate and to look at the City metrics. She recommends that Council discuss whether circumstances warrant an extension of the Mask Requirement or allow it to expire. If an extension is deemed necessary, Council may extend it for any length of time up to 45 days. Mayor Giles went over three options and asked for Council input. Council Member Maciaszek wants to extend the mandate another 45 days then revisit in May and review the metrics. City Manager Spickard clarified the current order will expire on April 11 and that if it does expire, the CDH recommendations would be in force in its place. Council Member Nielsen asked for an update from the Police Department on issues with enforcement. Police Lieutenant Dallas Palmer gave an update on local compliance and reported there has only been three complaints since February. MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 10 of 17 April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting Council Member Nielsen feels that the order is doing what it is intended to do and wants to support businesses. He feels the order should be kept in place for an additional 45 days and schedule a discussion to reevaluate at the May 6 Council meeting with a possibility to rescind the order. Council Member Callan has heard from many in the community that they do not want an order. People understand the need to wear a mask when necessary,will wear a mask if businesses require it, but feels it is time to follow the CDH recommendations. She does not feel a mandate is needed at this time. Council Member Holmes is having a struggle with this as she is hearing more and more from the community to rescind. She has always made her decision based on what she has heard from the community so this is a difficult decision. She feels there should be some personal responsibility. Mayor Giles stated this is difficult decision in how to vote and he respects each person's decision. Council Member Maciaszek moved to adopt Resolution 21-13 Extending the Mask Mandate and authorize the Mayor to sign all necessary documents. Council Member Nielsen seconded the motion. In a roll call vote Council Member Maciaszek, Council Member Nielsen, Mayor Giles voted aye, Council Member Callan and Council Member Holmes voted no, and the motion carried. Mayor Giles asked for specific metrics and information regarding McCall for the next discussion on this subject. AB 21-102 Request to appoint John Farmer to the McCall Historic Preservation Commission Economic Development Planner Delta James presented the appointment of John Farmer to the McCall Historic Preservation Commission. Pursuant to McCall City Code (Title 3, Chapter 20), the McCall Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) consists of five (5) members and is responsible for recommending methods necessary to preserve, maintain and restore historic properties,recommends nominations of properties to the National Register of Historic Places, and conducts educational and interpretive programs. All members of the HPC "shall have a demonstrated interest, competence or knowledge in history or historic preservation. The Mayor and Council shall endeavor to appoint members with due regard to the proper representation of such fields as history, architecture, urban planning, archaeology and law." John Farmer was appointed to the McCall HPC in 2018 to a three-year term, which has now expired.Mr. Farmer has requested to be appointed to a second three-year term.A request for letters of interest in serving on the HPC was advertised in the Star News for three weeks, but no letters were received to date. The other members of the McCall HPC support re-appointment of Mr. Farmer to a three-year term on the McCall Historic Preservation Commission. Council Member Callan moved to appoint John Farmer to a three (3) year term on the McCall Historic Preservation Commission expiring April 2024. Council Member Holmes seconded the motion. In a voice vote all voted aye, and the motion carried. MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 11 of 17 April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting AB 21-103 Request to approve submittal of a Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation grant application to support Brown Park Playground Replacement Economic Development Planner Delta James presented the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation grant application to support Brown Park Playground Replacement. The City of McCall Parks and Recreation Department is seeking approval to submit a grant application to the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation for $50,000 to support the purchase and installation of new playground equipment in Brown Park.The cost of the playground equipment is$220,728.Associated pathway, access and site improvements bring the total project cost to $332,496. A Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant for $136,004 has been received for the playground improvements and Local Option Tax funding of$61,492 has been allocated to the project. City CIP budget allocation will provide the remaining balance. Plans and budget details of the Brown Park playground equipment were provided to Council in its March 25, 2021 meeting packet. More information about the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation grant program can be found at: http://www.lauramoorecunningham.org/grants.html. a�g/grants.html. Council Member Holmes moved to approve submittal of a Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation grant application for Brown Park playground replacement and authorize the Mayor to sign all necessary documents. Council Member Callan seconded the motion. In a roll call vote Council Member Holmes, Council Member Callan, Mayor Giles, Council Member Maciaszek, and Council Member Nielsen all voted aye, and the motion carried. AB 21-104 Request to approve submittal of an AARP Community Challenge Grant for Brown Park Site Furnishings Economic Development Planner Delta James presented the AARP Community Challenge Grant for Brown Park Site Furnishings. The City of McCall Parks and Recreation Department is seeking approval to submit a grant application to the AARP Community Challenge Grant program for up to $25,000 to support the purchase site furnishings such as benches, bike racks and trash receptacles to be installed in the Brown Park and shoreline area once improvements currently underway have been completed. The site furnishings cost$2000-$3000 each and will be similar to those installed in Legacy Park (photo attached) which have proven to be durable and functional. The new furnishings also provide an opportunity for site-specific local design of relief patterns cut into the metal furnishings. The AARP Community Challenge grant program funds projects that"create vibrant Public Places that improve open spaces, parks and access to other amenities" and staff believe this request will fit the grant criteria well. Although no specific local match is required for the grant program, the significant investment by the McCall Redevelopment Agency, City of McCall, and Land and Water Conservation Fund into Brown Park and the adjacent shoreline this year will be used to demonstrate the scope and local commitment to the project. More information about the AARP Community Challenge grant program can be found at: https://www.aarp.orWlivable-communities/community-challenge/info-2021/2021-challen eg html Council Member Callan moved to approve submittal of an AARP Community Challenge grant application and authorize the Mayor to sign all necessary documents.Council Member MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 12 of 17 April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting Holmes seconded the motion. In a roll call vote Council Member Callan, Council Member Holmes, Mayor Giles, Council Member Maciaszek, and Council Member Nielsen all voted aye, and the motion carried. AB 21-106 Request Approval of Resolution 21-06 Adopting the 2021 Season Golf Rates Golf Course Superintendent Eric McCormick presented Resolution 21-06 Adopting the 2021 Season Golf Rates. Staff presented the Golf Course Advisory Committee's proposal for 2021 rates at the February 25 meeting. After that meeting staff presented 4 options for a rate increase that would start savings for funding of Facilities improvements. Council preferred the option that raised Season Passes only 3 percent while raising Daily Greens Fees 4%. As the CPI for 2020 was 1%, staff is asking that 2% of the increase in Season Passes and 3% of Daily Greens Fees go towards the Facilities Improvement Fund. The 1% increased revenue from both fees would go toward the increase in operating costs. Council did not have any questions. Council Member Callan moved to approve Resolution 21-06 adopting the 2021 Season Golf Rates and authorize the Mayor to sign all necessary documents. Council Member Holmes seconded the motion. In a roll call vote Council Member Callan, Council Member Holmes, Mayor Giles, Council Member Maciaszek, and Council Member Nielsen all voted aye, and the motion carried. AB 21-097 Request Approval of a Lease Agreement with Gem Air for Airport Hangar 101 Airport Manager Richard Stein presented the Lease Agreement with Gem Air for Airport Hangar 101. Gem Air is a commercial air taxi service that is requesting to operate from McCall with use of Hangar 101 on the airport. Gem Air was approved for a lease last year and is now seeking to renew that same agreement. Terms of the lease provide for approximately 1,000 sq. ft of space in Hangar 101 for the period May 15, 2021 through September 30, 2021 leased at a$1,000 per month. Parking spots will be provided by McCall Aviation. The draft lease is the same as last year's lease and has been reviewed by the City Attorney and meets airport minimum standards. Council Member Callan moved to approve the Lease Agreement with Gem Air for Hangar 101 and authorize the Mayor to sign all necessary documents. Council Member Holmes seconded the motion. In a roll call vote Council Member Callan, Council Member Holmes, Mayor Giles, Council Member Maciaszek, and Council Member Nielsen all voted aye, and the motion carried. AB 21-105 Request to Adopt an FY21 Budget Amendment Ordinance City Manager Anette Spickard presented the FY21 Budget Amendment Ordinance. At the March 25, 2021 Council held a public hearing for an FY21 Budget Amendment and the Council voted to table the adoption of the FY21 Budget Ordinance to their April 8,2021 Council meeting. She went through the memorandum that detailed on the appropriation of Fund Balances to complete Capital Improvement Projects and a small grant project that were not completed by the fiscal yearend, September 30,2020. Public Works Director Nathan Stewart answered questions regarding Alpine- Dawson Streets improvement project. MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 13 of 17 April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting Council Member Holmes moved to suspend the rules,read by title only, Ordinance No. 1000. . Council Member Callan seconded the motion. In a roll call vote Council Member Holmes, Council Member Callan, Mayor Giles, Council Member Maciaszek, and Council Member Nielsen all voted aye, and the motion carried. City Clerk BessieJo Wagner read by title only, one-time only Ordinance No. 1000: An ordinance amending Ordinance No. 992,the annual FY21 budget,to appropriate fund balances of the City of McCall; providing for a title; providing for findings;providing for the adoption of a budget and the appropriation of expenditures of sums of money to defray the necessary expenses and liabilities of the City of McCall. In accordance with the object and purposes, and in the certain amounts herein specified for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2020 and ending on September 30, 2021; providing for the levy of a sufficient tax; and providing for an effective date and the filing of a certified copy of this ordinance with the Secretary of State. Council Member Nielsen moved to adopt Ordinance No. 1000 amending the FY21 Appropriations Ordinance No.992 and authorize the Mayor to sign all necessary documents. Council Member Holmes seconded the motion. In a roll call vote Council Member Nielsen, Council Member Holmes, Mayor Giles, Council Member Callan, and Council Member Maciaszek all voted aye, and the motion carried. AB 21-108 Request for Discussion and Direction to Staff regarding COVID-19 Relief for Utility Customers City Treasurer Linda Stokes presented the discussion regarding COVID-19 relief for utility customers. On January 14, 2021, the Council extended COVID-19 relief for utility customers for an additional 90-day period which expires April 14, 2021. As directed by City Council, over the last 90 days staff has attempted to contact each delinquent utility customer to inform them that the City COVID-19 relief would be ending soon. Staff has mailed letters and made phone calls to utility customers that were on the shutoff list notifying them that the City would soon transition back to normal business practices of billing late payment penalty fees, billing monthly service charges, and shutting off water services for non-payment. Staff expressed the City's desire to work with utility customers to create a payment plan that would allow them to bring their accounts current so there would be no disruption in their water utility service when the provided relief ends. Since March 2,2021,the City collected$6,545 from utility customers that were on the shutoff list, 4 customers set up auto pay in Xpress Bill Pay (accounts paid in full on April 1), and 1 customer arranged a payment plan. Even with the success of the collection efforts, there is still $5,847 that are over 90 days past due. Of the 37 customers that are over 90 days past due,there are 5 customers who owe 54% ($3,137) of the total amount due. Of those 5 customers, 4 have not returned phone calls or responded to the letters. They have a poor payment history and have frequently been on the shutoff list prior to COVID-19. She reported since the data was submitted for the packet, an additional $1000 has been collected. Should the Council decide to end the utility COVID-19 relief, staff recommends immediately reinstating the process of notifying delinquent accounts that their services are in danger of being MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 14 of 17 April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting shutoff due to non-payment via door hanger notifications and letters, and billing penalties & service charges. Staff clarified there will still be payment options. Council Member Callan moved to provide direction to staff to discontinue COVID-19 relief for the utility rate payer. Council Member Holmes seconded the motion. In a rollcall vote Council Member Callan, Council Member Holmes, Mayor Giles, and Council Member Maciaszek all voted aye, Council Member Nielsen no, and the motion carried. AB 21-099 Request Re-Adoption of Ordinance 997 Amending McCall City Code Sections 1.8.3 and 1.8.4 to Clarify Who may Call a Special Meeting and Clarify the Start Time for all Regular Council Meetings City Clerk BessieJo Wagner presented the re-adoption of Ordinance 997. The Council adopted Ordinance 997 amending McCall City Code Sections 1.8.3 and 1.8.4 to Clarify Who may Call a Special Meeting and Clarify the Start Time for all Regular Council Meetings at their January 7, 2021 Council Meeting. The City Clerk sent the summary to the paper on January 15th for publication on January 21st. Unfortunately, the summary was not published. Per Idaho Code, all ordinances must be published within 1 month of adoption before they can take effect. Since more than a month has passed,the ordinance must be re-adopted by the Council and sent for publication. Council Member Callan moved to suspend the rules and read by title only, one-time only, Ordinance No.997. Council Member Holmes seconded the motion.In a roll call vote Council Member Callan, Council Member Holmes, Mayor Giles, Council Member Maciaszek, and Council Member Nielsen all voted aye, and the motion carried. City Clerk BessieJo Wagner react by title only, one-time only Ordinance 997: An ordinance of the City Of McCall, Valley County, Idaho, amending sections 1.8.3, Special Meetings; calling of same, and 1.8.4, Time of Meeting, of Title 1,Administrative, Chapter 8, City Council; Mayor of the McCall City Code, to allow a special meeting to be called by any member of the Council or by the City Manager if confirmed by one half plus one of the Council, and to clarify that all Council Meetings start at 5:30 p.m. unless otherwise noticed. Council Member Holmes moved to adopt Ordinance No. 997 amending McCall City Code Sections 1.8.3 and 1.8.4 to clarify who may call a special meeting and clarify the start time for all regular council meetings, approve the publication of the summary, and authorize the Mayor to sign all necessary documents. Council Member Callan seconded the motion. In a roll call vote Council Member Holmes, Council Member Callan, Mayor Giles, Council Member Maciaszek, and Council Member Nielsen all voted aye, and the motion carried. AB 21-100 Request to re-adopt Ordinance 998, Updating McCall City Zoning Code Titles 3 and 9 and Codifying the McCall Design Guidelines City Clerk BessieJo Wagner presented the re-adoption of Ordinance 998. The Council adopted Ordinance 998 Updating McCall City Code Titles 3 and 9 codifying the McCall Design Guidelines at their January 14, 2021 Council Meeting. The City Clerk sent the summary to the paper on January 151h for publication on January 21". Unfortunately, the summary was not published. Per Idaho Code, all ordinances must be published within 1 month of adoption before they can take MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 15 of 17 April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting effect. Since more than a month has passed, the ordinance must be re-adopted by the Council and sent for publication. Council Member Nielsen moved to suspend the rules and read by title only, one-time only, Ordinance 998. Council Member Holmes seconded the motion. In a roll call vote Council Member Nielsen, Council Member Holmes, Mayor Giles, Council Member Callan, and Council Member Maciaszek all voted aye, and the motion carried. City Clerk BessieJo Wagner read by title only, one-time only Ordinance 998: An ordinance of the City of McCall,Valley County,Idaho,amending Title 3 Chapter 2 Definitions, to provide definitions for amended and new terms; amending Title 3 Chapter 3 Residential Zones and Standards, clarifying general development standards, providing for residential zone design review standards; amending Title 3 Chapter 4 Commercial Zones and Standards, setting purpose, applicability for commercial zone design review standards; amending Title 3 Chapter 7 Special Districts, providing provisions for design review to include assessments, clarifying setbacks, simplifying and updating scenic route zone provisions; amending Title 3 Chapter 16 Design Review, simplifying language for purpose and applicability, clarifying procedures, requirements and design approval, setting regulations for visual and water quality to enhance scenic quality; amending Title 3 Chapter 8 General Development Standards, clarifying purposes from the comprehensive plan, revising tree removal to maintain and preserve McCall's urban forest, providing purpose for fire hazard mitigation standards, clarifying the applicability, establishing considerations for fire hazard assessments and requirements within areas of fire hazard, providing purpose and standards to parking and internal circulation development, revising landscaping and screening provisions, adding new parking access and driveway surface standards and purpose, providing clarity and purpose for loading areas and fencing and walls, providing standards for fencing and walls, adding new landscape standards including standards for water efficiency practices and limitations, requirements to snow storage locations, establishing purpose and standards to site design to minimize modification of natural drainage systems and land,providing standards to ridgetop development to protect skylines and views, establishing undergrounding utilities, establishing purpose and standards for design location and screening of service areas including fencing, landscaping, enclosures, snow accumulation and providing standards for noise mitigation; amending Title 3 Chapter 5 to remove surfacing in regard to industrial development standards; amending Title 3 Chapter 15 Procedures, Appeals and Action to clarify appeal requirements; amending Title 9 Chapter 6 Subdivision and Development Improvement Requirements, providing exceptions to driveway designs, to provide safety and traffic provisions; directing the City Clerk, and providing an effective date. Council Member Holmes moved to adopt Ordinance 998, updating McCall City Code Titles 3 and 9 codifying the McCall Design Guidelines, approve the publication of the summary, and authorize the Mayor to sign all necessary documents. Council Member Callan seconded the motion. In a roll call vote Council Member Holmes, Council Member Callan, Mayor Giles, Council Member Maciaszek, and Council Member Nielsen all voted aye, and the motion carried. MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 16 of 17 April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting AB 21-094 Request for a letter of support for an IDEQ 2022 Agricultural Best Management Practices Program Grant Application for Valley Soil & Water Conservation District City Manager Anette Spickard presented the letter of support for an IDEQ 2022 Agricultural Best Management Practices Program Grant Application for Valley Soil &Water Conservation District. The Mayor and staff received a request from Durena L. Farr representing Valley Soil & Water Conservation District for a letter of support for their application for a an IDEQ 2022 Agricultural Best Management Practices Program Grant Application. Ms. Farr stated the following in her request: On the heels of the NFPR Watershed Summit, and as we presented in Session 2, the Valley Soil& Water Conservation District is applying for the IDEQ State Ag BMP grant for two Lake Cascade riparian fencing projects: 1) the southwest end and 2). the north end, Edwards Point, both areas where cattle are observed standing in the waters of Lake Cascade and along the shores throughout the slimmer. I am contacting each of you for a letter of support from the organization you represent for this application and for this important watershed progress. Most of you provided a letter of support for last year's West Mtn.fencing project. If you need me to email a copy to update, let me know! I will need to have these letters of support in my hands the first week of April. This grant is the only one we can utilize to find projects on USBR ground so it's important we succeed, and your letters of support are vital for the application selection process. Council Member Callan moved on behalf of the McCall City Council,to authorize the Mayor to sign a letter of support for an IDEQ 2022 Agricultural Best Management Practices Program Grant Application for Valley Soil&Water Conservation District. Council Member Holmes seconded the motion. In a roll call vote Council Member Callan, Council Member Holmes, Mayor Giles, Council Member Maciaszek, and Council Member Nielsen all voted aye, and the motion carried. Upcoming Meetings Schedule Discussion Council discussed upcoming meetings. ADJOURNMENT Without further business, Mayor Giles adjourned the meeting at 9:41 p.m. Mc ATTEST: V~ ,d ' v s►E 9 x Robert S. Gi es, Mayor r • Bessiek W ner, City • ID A-O %`r ��n,nttta►��� MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 17 of 17 April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting ATTACHMENT 1 1 3/27/21 10:37:58 Felicia Fifield 13864 nisula rd oppose continuing the mask mandate. I believe the fear of this has gotten carried away and I personally refuse to continue living in fear.The science just does not back continued use of a mask. If people want to wear it, by all means do so, but it is a personal choice. 2 3/27/21 10:43:45 Jared Fifield 13864 nisula rd mccall ID 83638 1 am against continuing a mask mandate.This should be a choice not a mandate by the current. 1 3/29/21 18:53:13 Susan and Lloyd Bence 209 Meadow Lake Court McCall Idaho Against McCall shouldn't have a more stringent requirement on masks than the overall state. 2 3/27/21 15:02:10 Jennifer Robnett 1002 Violet Way, McCall, ID 83638 Against "In doing my research, I came across a press release on the State of Idaho's web site. It states, ""The COVID-19 emergency order follows state law and takes responsible, measured steps to protect our loved ones and neighbors. It does not take away or infringe on Idahoan's constitutional rights, it does not shut down Idaho,and it does not give local governments the authority to create and enforce local mask order.""Very interesting statement and yet, here we are. I am completely against a mask mandate,especially with a virus that has over a 99%survival rate for most people. My body, my choice and the City of McCall DOES NOT have the right to take away my freedoms. It should be up to each individual if they would like to wear a mask or not. " 3 4/1/21 21:45:11 Clover Field 88 Silver Fox Trail McCall ID 83638 For I am for a mask mandate in McCall and Valley country.The CDC recommends that people wear masks in public settings, at events and gatherings, and anywhere they will be around other people.When you wear a mask,you protect others as well as yourself. Masks work best when everyone wears one.Science has shown they help and this is a crucial time to continue to slow the spread.Thank you for your time. 4 4/2/21 18:11:51 Catherine Watson PO Box 2153 Against "I am not in agreement with the continued wearing of masks. First, I would like to ask,Why do we breath in and out? We breath in FRESH air and out Polluted air. With the mask we do not take in any fresh air. Many are coming down with health challenges just wearing a mask. I also have a health challenge with an oxygen issue. I need fresh air to breath. Others I know have ended up with eye infections, lung issues and headaches. Second,there is no proof that the masks work. Any logical person can see that the numbers are inflated. What I can agree with is a strong immune system. I have not been sick in 25 years and have not contracted Covid and will not get the vaccine.And,yes. I am 67 and I will continue to say no. I have MCCALL CITY COUNCIL-Attachment 1 Page 1 of 13 April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting not been vaccinated my entire adult life and I have no intension of starting now. I cannot breath with a mask on. Third, I feel our FREEDOM is being compromised. At work I wear a shield but off work, I do not wear either with just a couple exceptions which is for small business. I want to see the small business stay open. I will say, I do not shop or spend money due to this mandate. I would rather support local but with this restriction, I have taken to online shopping. Id rather shop local.and finally, Stop the FEAR! Stop the Masks! Lets get back to living." 5 4/3/21 8:15:43 Ronda Thurman Po box 2598 (physical-1108 Alpine Street), McCall, ID 83638 Against "Statically proven Covid19 is 99.6+survivable with proven remedies to help in the healing process. Wearing a mask may make one feel better, but masks are not a proven deterrent to sickness.As done during the flu season, if one is elderly or has a pre existing condition, isolating one self from anyone with symptoms of any contagion is the safest option. It is unconstitutional to takeaway the freedom of americans to decide what we should or should not wear on our faces.We live in America, a free country, and as Americans we have the right to decide what is best for ones self which includes our health.And we should not be forced by any mandate set by any state or federal governing.powers to succum to their orders that infringe upon of our freedoms. I'm not without compassion. Please,feel free to wear a mask or two if that makes you feel safer, but don't order me with mandates taking away my freedom to choose what is best for me which is not wearing a mask because that is detrimental to my health. Thank you, Ronda" 6 4/3/21 14:38:54 Christina Mohler PO Box 35, McCall, ID 83638 Against "I am vehemently opposed to the government being able to create mask mandates. Businesses should be able to decide whether or not they want to enforce mask wearing. Consequently, individuals can decide which businesses they would like to frequent. Government has no business mandating health products." 7 4/3/21 17:40:14 Miles Mohler PO Box 35, McCall, ID 83638 Against Mask mandates are an overreach of government.The decision to wear a mask should be left up to individuals and business owners. 11CCALL CITY COUNCIL-Attachment 1 Page 2 of 13 April 8, 2021 Regular Xleeting 8 4/3/21 17:48:39 Terri Roberts PO Box 2663 McCall, ID 83638 Against It's troubling to me that in the states that didn't have a mask mandate that the stats are very comparable. If masks work there should be a definite difference.We are told to listen to science and science warns us against doing the very thing that we have mandated. I have watched people touch their face/mouth area countless times while wearing a mask and then serve me food or perform some type of service for me. How could that ever be healthy? 9 4/3/21 17:48:51 Janie Roberts P. O. Box 266 MCCall,ID 84638 Against Masks do not work,there have even been doctors that say they do nothing! In places that did not have mask mandates,cases were lower than the places that mandated them.The Central District Health in Boise had previously voted and removed the mandate for masks.We should remove the mask mandate. It is completely unnecessary to mandate the wearing of masks, especially since they do nothing! It infringes on individuals rights. It should be up to each individual person whether or not they want to wear a mask. REMOVE THE MASK MANDATE!!!!!! 10 4/3/21 20:17:20 Les Roberts 215 N. 3rd St. McCall, ID 83638 Against I believe this is illegal and should not have been made in the beginning and should not even be considered moving foreword. 11 4/4/21 7:36:27 Glen Guttry 14233 Adams circle McCall Against Done with masks. Haven't worn one in 2 months. Extension of the mandate will only make us more determined to not comply. 12 4/5/21 9:42:38 Suzanne Mack 166 Fox Lane, McCall, ID 83638 For I support the extension of the mask mandate in our resort community town. It is important to continue to support and protect each other,especially the worker bees that make it possible for visitors to enjoy McCall.The majority of whom just became elidable for the Covid vaccination on March 30. It takes 6 weeks to become fully vaccinate. So,to extend the mandate for another 6 weeks seems worthwhile, affording our community more protections and some breathing room. 13 4/5/21 21:26:07 Steve Callan 385 Rio Vista Blvd. Against I am against the mask mandate and feel that people should only wear a mask if they choose to. MCCALL CITY COUNCIL-Attachment 1 Page 3 of 13 April 8, 2021 Regular Afeeting 14 4/6/21 8:17:15 Wendy Frick 808 Aspen Alley McCall, Id 83638 Against We as a community know this mandate is not legal and we are well beyond any threat of a covid "pandemic" here in ALL of Valley County. In one year 4"supposed covid realted deaths" have been recorded.This is nothing.The flu and pneumonia kill double that. We all know this is a power grab by the liberal majority here and it needs to stop. The majority of this town is probably vaccinated (which I am sure your God doctors know)and if it works then you should take the masks off. Give our kids their lives back! You are killing our youth with these rules.. If you continue this farce you will lose your visitors (which is also your goal) and this town will die. Our country is opening up! Look at Texas.They have the lowest rate of infection and they are at MLB games enjoying life. Wake up McCall! Freedom will prevail. 15 4/7/21 9:55:08 Pamela McChrvstal PO Box 235 For "Please continue this mask mandate!We are far from over this virus! Please follow.the recommendations of the CDC and our healthcare providers.Please follow the City if Boise as they continue their mask mandate. Highly contagious variants are in our state.Wear a mask even if you have been vaccinated." 16 4/7/21 10:17:05 Regan Berkley 13365 Kokanee Drive PO Box 2165 McCall ID 83638 For Please maintain the mask mandate. It provides critical support for local businesses and schools,and until a higher percentage of our residents are vaccinated, it helps slow the spread of COVIDI9. 17 4/7/21 10:33:08 Ernie Revello POB 518 McCall ID 83638 For Please follow the science. Maintain the mask mandate. Reduce the creation and spread of more deadly variants. 18 4/7/21 11:06:00 Richard McChrystal 88 Clearwater Court For With the emergence of the Covid variants and vaccine roll out,we are still a few months for relaxing the restrictions that are in place. Please do not give up prematurely our hard fought efforts to keep our community safe.Throughout this pandemic we have still seen record numbers of people coming to our community and the mask mandate has definitely helped keep out numbers manageable 19 4/7/21 11:20:49 Brenda little 13953 rustic road Against There's a rise in covid again! Please keep the mask mandate! 20 4/7/21 11:52:33 Leslie Ray 620 Syringa Dr#2307 McCall For "Please keep the mask mandate indefinitely. I would like to see all decisions re: Covid restrictions made based on science.The UK variant is becoming prevalent, and is more contagious. Now is not the time to stop mask wearing Leslie Ray" 11CCALL CITY COUNCIL-Attachment I Page 4 of 13 April 8, 2021 Regular 1feeting 21 4/7/21 11:54:48 Debbie Lambert13077 Cran Shore Way, Donnelly, Idaho Against "Prefer a no mask mandate, allowing people to self-manage their own health concerns.Thank you." 22 4/7/21 12:15:39 Dean Martens 321 Cece Way For Please continue the mask mandate. We are not out of the woods yet as seen by spikes in COVID cases in many parts of the country. Do no be complacent--stay the course until a much higher percentage of vaccinations are administered.Thanks. 23 4/7/21 13:08:24 James Cole 625 Shelia Lane McCall ID 83638 Against Get rid of the mask mandate! 24 4/7/21 13:16:11 Rachael Brown 1302 Hubbard Drive For For safety of residents. Protect residents from variants that may not be affected by vaccines. 25 4/7/21 13:20:18 Hugh Cooke 1664Timbercircle Dr For "Please continue McCall MASK MANDATE until July 1.... keep health and safety standards high.Thank you for mask guideline or mandate up intil now. If visitors choose to come to McCall, no issue—summer crowds at businesses and public spaces are busy enough or overflowing.Thank you!" 26 4/7/21 12:22:49 Ruth Carey 13895 Lang Court, McCall For I am strongly for maintaining the mandate.With the risk of new variants and the rate of current infections, it really doesn't make sense to get rid of the mandate now.We all want to get back to "normal",and masks are a key part of us doing that.As a business owner,the mandate is hugely helpful in supporting our efforts keeping our staff and customers safe.The mandate makes life easier for our hard-working staff and helps lessen potential conflict.Thanks again for your leadership in establishing (and hopefully maintaining)the mandate. 27 4/7/21 14:32:07 Evonne Ellis 410 Knights Rd., McCall, ID 83638 For The pandemic isn't over yet. I'm for the mask mandate.The people of this community and their lives matter. 11CCALL CITY COUNCIL-Attachment I Page 5 of 13 April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting 28 4/7/21 14:44:40 Charles Ray P.O. Box 2307, 620 Syringa Dr., McCall, ID For "Hi City Council members, I commend you for your past courage and concern for the health of your constituents and visitors to McCall. Please do not bow to pressure to rescind the mask mandate. Pressure to rescind the mandate is pure political ideology with absolutely no basis in science or public health medicine.Science says that most new infections in the US today are the more dangerous British variant of the COVID virus.The public deserves all the protection you can provide. Please continue the mask mandate. Sincerely,Charles Ray" 29 4/7/21 15:08:58 Hal Furman 1165 Heaven's Gate Court, McCall Against It's time for the government to let people be smart and let individual people exercise individual responsibility. 30 4/7/21 15:06:05 Rachel Govier POB 928, Donnelly, Idaho 83615 Against The Vaccine is now available to anyone who would like to receive it above the age of 16, For this reason,) support removing the mask mandate. Thank you. 4 4/7/21 10:37:49 Julie McFarlane-Platt 53 Silver Fox Trail For Please continue the mask mandate a little longer.With the variants,and lack-luster enthusiasm of younger people to get the vaccine, it seems like a small gesture to just keep masking.Thank you for keeping our community safe! 5 4/7/21 11:07:37 Jodi Weaver PO Box 1727, McCall Idaho 83638 Against "Please stop moving the goalposts: For months we have been told to follow the science. Science is a never-ending search for NEW knowledge. Literally the definition of science in Latin is KNOWLEDGE. Not wisdom, not morality, not social policy. Knowledge. We have in the past year gained the knowledge necessary to both ""flatten the curve"" and not overwhelm the ICU's/ER's which was repeatedly stated as our goals. We now have vaccines(available to everyone 16 and older) and therapeutics but what we don't have is our freedom to decide what is best for our own lives. Regardless of whether you think that we can or can not be trusted with our own healthcare decisions that is not for you to dictate. We elected/hired you because we trusted you to protect our individual rights and freedoms. Let the business owners determine what is right for their stores and let the people of McCall determine what is right for themselves. Please do not extend this edict/mandate/order." 31 4/7/21 15:56:54 Brian Ray 410 knights rd, mccall, ID.83638 For Please keep us safe, and keep the mandate. 11CCALL CITY COUNCIL-Attachment 1 Page 6 of 13 April 8, 2021 Regular 11eeting 32 4/7/21 16:32:27 Levi Duke 656 fox ridge lane McCall ID Against I have always lived in Idaho and this is a great place to live.When elected officials go against the constitution there is an issue. Leave it up to the people that live here or visit here to protect themselves. Government is not intended to mandate the people, it's the people that make up the government. We the people will take a stand and not follow these mandates no longer. 33 4/7/21 16:44:28 Adrianne Duke 656 fox ridge lane McCall ID Against I am a dental profesional here in McCall.We see on average 32 patients per day. 80%of the people we see feel that the local government is over stepping their boundaries and making a mask mandate when it should be focused on more important issues like pot holes and dirt roads. Masks should be left up to the individual to choose whether or not they want to wear them. 34 4/7/21 18:16:35 Thomas Duke 8166 E Orah Way Nampa, ID 83687 Against It's time McCall! I love love love your city but don't force masks on people in public places or force private property owners to require masks. Leave it up to the property owner to require masks or not. Their business,their right to choose, period. If the customer doesn't like it (mask or no mask),then tough shit,shop somewhere else.Thank you 35 4/7/21 19:16:31 Toni Slaymaker 1635 Lakeridge Drive, McCall, ID 83638 For Thank you for your diligence on this matter. I believe the mask requirement for McCall should be continued. In the short term we are seeing good results for our community but I think it is prudent to stay the course and see how this pandemic unfolds in our community. I urge council members to heavily weight their decision on the recommendations of Dr. Irvine and our health care professionals at this juncture. 36 4/7/21 19:38:31 Dani Duke 8166 E orah way nampa idaho 83687 Against I do not think we need to wear masks.The mandate should be lifted not extended. 37 4/8/21 8:44:04 Sheree Sonfield PO Box 295, McCall, ID 83638 For Please continue to mandate masks in McCall and publicize this mandate. If you want to support business and support my freedom,you will mandate masks.There are too many people who will not have the courtesy or common sense to mask up if there is no such mandate. The case stats have probably improved recently because of people masking,social distancing and not gathering indoors unmasked. Just compare our stats to eastern Idaho COVID stats (www.covidactnow.org) to be convinced the mask mandate here is very productive to protect our health. This allows me to exercise my freedom to shop and do business in town more safely. Without a mandate,the pressure is put on individual businesses to do what they can do to keep their own employees, staff and customers safe. Thank you for your work. Sheree Sonfield, McCall, Idaho MCCALL CITY COUNCIL-Attachment I Page 7 of 13 April 8, 2021 Regular lVeeting 38 4/8/21 8:54:19 James Thackeray/Marta Thackeray 284 Rio Vista Blvd, PO Box 2175, McCall, ID 83638 For "Greetings Mr. Mayor and McCall City Councilors: As residents of McCall for over 40 years,we want to thank you for your past commitment to the safety of McCall residents and visitors through enactment of a mask mandate. While it appears that we in the U.S. are making positive strides in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic,this is not yet the time to let our guard down. We do not yet have the vast majority of our population vaccinated, and new variants continue to appear. In the continued best interest of our community's health,we urge you to extend the mask mandate at least into mid-summer, 2021,and to then re-assess our situation. We also encourage that the mask mandate include provisions with the necessary"teeth"to effectively enforce the mandate. Thank you for your consideration! Sincerely,James K. &Marta N.Thackeray Telephone: (208) 315-1276" 39 4/8/21 9:58:17 Robert Bechaud 664 Woodlands Drive, McCall For Extending the mask mandate will continue to help make McCall a safe haven compared to many other locations. I submit that the mandate should be extended until a significant majority of local residents have been vaccinated and the vaccine made available to anyone over the age of 16. My observations confirm that the overwhelming majority of McCall residents and visitors understand and support the benefits to individuals and society from masks. When should the mask mandate end? It is too soon to know, but as the summer tourist season arrives McCall will again face increased risks without a mask mandate. For those who think the mask mandate hurts business or infringes on individual freedom, I'd suggest they talk to Brundage management about the experience at that location. 40 4/8/21 10:31:09 Laura Crawford PO Box 121 McCall, ID 83638 For "We are making real progress in the fight againsts COVID-19.The tools we have to reduce the spread, masks, limiting crowds and gatherings, washing hands and now vaccines are working. Our numbers are down due to the mitigation practices our community are following.This includes the mask mandate. Let's not give up too soon,we are so close. Keeping the mask mandate in place throughout the spring, while we work to get more people in the community vaccinated will lead us to a great summer and an even better fall when we hope to get kids back to school full time. Please extend the mask mandate and keep our community members safe by promoting the guidelines we know work.Thank you for your consideration, Laura Crawford, McCall" XICCALL CITY COUNCIL-Attachment I Page 8 of 13 April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting 41 4/8/21 11:17:19 Ken Enochs 608 Woodlands Dr#1841. McCall For I am strongly in favor of continuing the mask mandate until the majority of McCall residents are vaccinated and the coronavirus is no longer a public health threat. 42 4/8/21 11:15:18 Dawn Matus 608 Woodlands Dr, McCall 83638 For "Dear Council Members, I'm writing in support of the proposal to extend the City of McCall's mask mandate for another 45 days, until May 26, 2021.With vaccination numbers up and case numbers down in Valley County,the trend is looking more positive.On the other hand,the pandemic isn't behind us.Just yesterday, news reports said the CDC has determined that the more virulent B.1.1.7 variant is now the dominant strain of the novel coronavirus in the U.S.With warmer weather coming,visitor traffic to McCall will undoubtedly increase. Keeping the mask mandate in place is a sensible and low-cost way to help both residents and visitors stay safe and healthy. Thank you, Dawn Matus" 43 4/8/21 12:39:37 Peter Fitzsimmons 8 Sawtooth Ct McCall ID 83638 Against "It's time to stop the miniature Nanny State that the McCall City Council has built around COVID-19 and the mask mandate. We've been at this (i.e.the mask mandate)since last July, and have watched the COVID numbers surge and recede seemingly oblivious to whether or not a particular area has a mask mandate. Folks have seen the data,and whether they believe masks work or not has already been decided. Even without a mask mandate a lot of people will continue to wear them,and that is their right,just like it should be the right for others to decide not to. Most other places have caught on. Governor Little rescinded the statewide mandate, Central District Health rescinded theirs. Many other areas,from municipalities,to counties to states have rescinded their mandates despite various projections of doom and gloom pretty much none of which came to fruition. And wait, aren't we supposed to be in that post Spring Break surge of cases? There were a lot of folks in town just a couple weeks ago, and let's face it social distancing and mask wearing weren't exactly pristine for a large portion of that crowd,yet today's Star News hails that for the first time in more than a year: ""No new positive cases of COVID in Valley County hospitals this last week"". McCall's COVID numbers, like most of the rest of the state are, and have been,flat for quite some time. It's time for the mask mandate to be lifted. If not now,then when?" 44 4/8/21 12:39:56 Michael Weaver 502 Sunset St, McCall IdAgainst Please let us live our own lives and make our own health decisions. ,1LICCALL CITY COUNCIL-Attachment 1 Page 9 of 13 April 8, 2021 Regular illleeting 46 4/8/21 13:31:15 Shannon Nelson 3351 Ridge Drive McCall, ID 83638 Against Please continue to set a positive example for our state and community by extending the mask mandate in McCall. As an emergency room health care provider, I am very concerned about how quickly people are going back to 'normal'. I too am tired of the Covid life, but feel like if we could just hang on a little longer,continue precautions and get vaccinated we can really move on. If we are premature we are risking going back to where we were this winter. By having masks be part of our lives still,we are showing unselfishness and compassion towards each other,as well as providing an environment where people can still visit but the risk of bringing in other variants from outside of McCall is lowered. I encourage City Council to maintain the mask mandate for now. Thank you for your consideration. 47 4/8/21 13:33:44 Jo Garrison 1414 Stone Ln, MCCall,ID 83638 For Please continue the mask mandate as it is making a huge difference regarding the spread of COVID-19. We continue to see many out of state visitors in our community and it is very important we protect ourselves and our businesses against another surge in Covid-19 cases. We are so close to getting back to 'normal', please extend the mask mandate to give more time for as many of our community members as possible to be vaccinated.Thank you for your work to keep our community safe. 48 4/8/21 13:32:59 Megan Hatt 662 Brady Dr, McCall, ID 83638 For The mask mandate should be brought back. We would all like for things to return to 'normal'and the best way to achieve that is through continued vigilance. As we all know,the summer brings tourists and to protect our town (and those who visit)we should take a united stance in requiring masks while indoors in public places. 49 4/8/21 13:31:03 Timothy Wilcox 13651 Morris Ranch Rd McCall ID 83638 Against Stop this Mandate already! 50 4/8/21 14:33:47 Brittany McDonald 53 Chase Drive McCall Idaho Against "First and foremost, residents of Idaho should be looking to God and fearing Him instead of man and the media that is promoted by man.Just as with all other medical practices,the science is never settled, and there is never a ""one size fits all.... resolution.That being said,the mask mandate should have been done away with long ago. Mask requirements are not necessary to stop the spread of coronavirus.The curve has been successfully flattened in areas in which masks were not mandated. Mask requirements give a false sense of security. Mask requirements restrict freedom.They are an overreach of government power and are unconstitutional.Those of you who love Idaho because Idaho protects your freedom should be furious with this overreach. Mask requirements present other health risks.There are too many to name. Mask requirements have harmful social consequences. For those who feel it is the route they want to follow, let them wear masks.There should always be a choice, as each individual has an individual story that is personal to them. Masks have only caused more division, where division is not needed.We should be united. I pray that one day we will achieve that. Thank you, God Bless." MCCALL CITY COUNCIL-Attachment 1 Page 10 of 13 April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting 6 4/8/21 9:27:26 John Payne 5477 Highway 95 New Meadows, ID 83654 against I am asking that you not renew the mask mandate in the city of McCall.As CDH believes a "highly advised" recommendation is sufficient and the case numbers continue to be low, I ask that you allow us as adults to make our own decisions about our personal safety and no longer assume that you know what is best for each individual. 7 4/8/21 9:54:05 Amanda Payne 5477 Highway 95 New Meadows, ID 83654 against Please consider not continuing the mask mandate in the City of McCall. It has always been my opinion that you better win people over with education and asking nicely. Mandating something only breeds contempt.Those who refuse to wear a face covering will not be convinced to do so by a continued mandate.Those believing it is best for themselves and their community to wear one will continue to do so. Nothing is gained by continuing to mandate they be worn.Thank you for your consideration. 8 4/8/21 10:47:15 Alexis Reuther 309 E Avenue B Jerome Idaho against Every person has an absolute right to choose or not choose a mask.This is the United States and we should have the right. It should not be dictated by the government. My body my choice correct? My husband and I have planned a trip the end of April to stay in McCall. If the mask mandate is extended we will cancel it no problem and not spend any time there this year as we had planned to do a Summer Vacation with our kids. It is one thing to encourage them, it is another to request health documents.Are we Nazi Germany now? Do we require travel documents. No we shouldn't!That is what the ordinance requires at this point. It's a slippery slope. I challenge every council member to dig into the Constitution. Dig into what our Founders would have wanted and re consider their idea that public has to present documents of medical history to them. It goes against the freedoms of it's citizens. 9 4/8/21 13:28:36 Alexa Hersel 13973 Wrangler Road, McCall, ID 83638 for I am in favor on continuing the mask mandate. Please considering extending this mandate for McCall. 45 4/8/21 13:30:37 Alexa Hersel 13973 Wrangler Road, McCall, ID 83638 For Please extend the mask mandate. 10 4/8/21 13:31:34 Tiffany Dobbs PO Box 4044 for Although we see progress in our COVID numbers,we are not yet out of the woods. Our mask mandates have shown effective with our numbers in McCall over the past year and we need to continue to stay diligent. Please continue to keep our mask mandate in effect to keep our schools, businesses and community open and safe. Thank you. MCCALL CITY COUNCIL-Attachment 1 Page I of 13 April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting From: Anette Spickard To: BessieJo Wagner Subject: Fwd:Mask Mandate Date: Tuesday,April 6,2021 7:29:56 AM Fyi From: Bob Wood<bobnkip@gmail.com> Sent: Monday,April 5, 2021, 11:21 PM To: Anette Spickard; Mike Maciaszek; Cami Callan; Melanie Holmes; Colby Nielsen; rgiles@mccall.id.us; Bob Giles Subject: Mask Mandate CAUTION: This email originated from outside of the organization.Do not click links or open attachments unless you recognize the sender and know the content is safe. To the City Council of McCall Idaho, First I want to thank you for your service to our community and city.We would like to have the mask mandate to end on April 11, 2021 and to NEVER return again.We respect everyone and their choice to wear or not to wear a mask.We respect every business that wants to require wearing the mask or does not require the mask. So our vote is NO to continue the city's mask mandate. Thank you, Bob and kip Wood Long time residents of McCall XICCALL CITY COUNCIL-Attachment I Page 12 of 13 April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting From: Judy Milburn To: Bob Giles;Colby Nielsen;Melanie Holmes;Cami Callan;Anette Spickard Subject: Please end the mask mandate Date: Wednesday,April 7,2021 11:45:57 AM CAUTION:This email originated from outside of the organization.Do not click links or open attachments unless you recognize the sender and know the content is safe. To the Mayor and city council of the beautiful city of McCall, Thank you for taking so much time,energy and effort to serve our community.It is much appreciated. I wanted to encourage you to end the mask mandate on April I Ith.I think if an individual wants to wear one they should wear one.I think if a business wants to require them they should be allowed to require them.I think people in our community need to stop harassing people who are not wearing a mask or getting on to businesses that are not requiring their patrons to wear one.I have done a lot of research and studying since this all began in early 2020. There is so much that our government and our health officials have gotten wrong.It is hard to know who to trust.I do think that people need to take personal responsibility for themselves.The biggest way to help your self is by diet and exercise.I only hear and see"wear a mask".Nothing is talked about eating an anti inflammatory diet,water intake,what vitamins to take,getting a good night sleep and just getting outdoor exercise daily!Nothing is talked about the importance of building up your immunity.These are the things that truly will help us.Not fear and division.The stress that is caused by all this,hurts our immune system.There is a price for everything.There is a risk reward to every decision.Please allow everyone in our community to make their own decisions for what is best for them.Encouraging you to end the mask mandate! Judy Milburn Resident of McCall "If you know what you value,decisions are easy"I believe that is Roy Disney Sent from my iPhone MCCALL CITY COUNCIL-Attachment 1 Page 13 of 13 April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting ATTACHMENT 2 RECEIVED ,ti 1 2Q) TO: Morgan Bessaw FROM: Michael and Thera Follett DATE: January 27, 2021 RE: Running Horse PUD (Subdivision) Please note that Michael and Thera Follett are both opposed to the proposed Running Horse PUD (Subdivision)for the following reasons: 1. The single entrance and exit from the subdivision will be from W. Forest Street. Forest Street was not designed for high density housing and is already in very poor condition. The Running Horse PUD is expected to double the current traffic on Forest. 2. Forest street is designated as a bike and walking path. Despite having no sidewalks nor marked path for bikes or pedestrians it is busy with traffic from both. Increased traffic will be a safety hazard for both pedestrians and bikers. Using Lake street is not a viable option for pedestrians or bikers because it is a very high car/truck traffic road with no sidewaiks sac a safe shouides far waWmg. 3. Forest Street already experiences traffic issues with speeding from people trying to bypass traffic from downtown McCall. (Mather to Forest to Mission) 4. Running Horse PUD currently has no restrictions for short term rentals. Short term vacation rentals typically see an increase in number of cars and traffic. 5. Crossing Lake Street just east of the bridge beside Ruby's Kitchen is already difficult at best. It isn't safe and it backs up traffic in both directions. Having Running Horse PUD will vastly increase the use of the Rotary park. The parking lot for Rotary park is limited and summertime brings a huge increase in people parking along Mather and Forrest Street. Neighbors have complained about not being able to park in front of their homes. With an increase in Rotary Park usage due the close proximity of Running Horse PUD will cause more parking and traffic issues.Again, neither Mather Street nor Forest was designed for high density homes. We have two homes on W. Forest Street, (307 and 309). Please carefully consider the issues surrounding this new subdivision. Thank you,, Michael.and Thera Follett 3820 Country Club Drive Lewiston, Idaho 83501 Home: 208 743-5155 Work: 208 743-4200 Cell: 208 750-6225 MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Attachment 2 Page 1 of 15 April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting Public Portal Comment received March 17, 2021 Jan and Murray Dalgleish 309 Edgewater Circle McCall, ID 83638 208-469-9310 dalgleishm@gmail.com Re: Running Horse PUD McCall City Council, Our family has lived in the neighborhood at the confluence of Mather and Forest Street since 1977, having built our home in 1979. We would be at the March 25th meeting but are out of town. It is unfortunate that this hearing is taking place in the winter as many residents are out of town and the Covid issues make it difficult to meet in person. We have a number of concerns about the proposed Running Horse PUD. I will try to be as brief as possible. This is a quiet, residential neighborhood of single family homes,one per lot that will now more than double in size with this one project.This may encourage others to seek higher density projects in the area that is primarily single family residences.This will completely change the nature of the neighborhood. The traffic on Forest Street,where all of the traffic from this development will access, is already excessive due to the hospital expansion and will only over tax this road as it is in terrible shape and has been neglected for years.The city needs to address this before it adds to the problem. In the winter it is narrow and dangerous, in the summer it has a mix of pedestrians, bikes, heavy trucks and speeding cars.We believe that parking on the street will also be an issue for this project as overflow will inevitably end up on Forest Street. Is Forest Street reconstruction on any of the near term city projects? This needs to be addressed before adding to the existing problems. Our biggest concern is the dangerous crosswalk at Mather and Hwy 55 (Lake Street). Because of signage and the bridge, cars,trucks can't see bikes and pedestrians crossing the street-from either Rotary park or from Mather to Rotary/Shore Lodge. One has to walk out in front of traffic to get it to stop because visibility is limited for both cars and foot traffic.The PUD and the proposed bike path coming out at this intersection will cause greater safety concerns and only make this much more dangerous as both foot and car traffic will substantially increase.Add in the overflow parking at Ruby's Kitchen and it gets much worse.The city needs to address this before it adds to the problem before someone is hurt or killed at this intersection. I am concerned about potential lawsuits against the city for not addressing these apparent safety concerns before looking closely at the increased traffic. More development in the area is bound to occur along the river north of Rivers Bend Condominiums and next to Ruby's Kitchen.The city needs to be proactive and address these safety conditions to Forest and the Mather/Hwy 55 intersection... before not after it adds more development to this neighborhood. We are asking the city to step back and take a look at these concerns before it approves the Running Horse PUD.Just because a project has checked many of the boxes in its application for a PUD does not mean that it is in the best interests of the city(safety, infrastructure needs, keeping the sense of neighborhood, etc.)to okay it without first looking at the ramifications to the area and the added stress it puts on roads and the safety of the public. Please table this application until these concerns can be addressed adequately.These problems already exist, please do not add to them and have to be reactive when we now have the opportunity to be proactive. Respectfully,Jan and Murray Dalgleish 11CCALL CITY COUNCIL Attachment 2 Page 2 of 15 April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting Running Horse application comments February 1, 2021 To the City Planner, Planning Commission,and City Council: My Name is Jack Spiegelman, and I am the trustee for 327 and 325 Lake Street. We have owned the two homes next to Rotary Park and across the street from the Running Horse PUD since the early 70's where we have fond family memories and are finally getting to use these homes for retirement and share with our children, and their children as we find McCall to be our Happy Place. I was asked by my family to write this letter that will hopefully bring the community meeting issues in another light.We have not seen what was presented to the city. We want to start out that we understand the rights of landowners and by no means oppose future development. Our Goal is responsible lasting development. We also know McCall is a small town and sometimes making these types of decisions can have an impact on the futures of families, neighbors, and communities.We are trying to be sensitive to these relationships.We know this letter may put city officials in an uncomfortable position but feel we need to ask for your consideration. During research we noticed many of the decision makers may be friends with the developers or friends with the legal representation. We have several items that we would like addressed before the city of McCall proceeds on voting for the Running Horse project: First,we ask the city to delay consideration of this project due to Covid19 and the limited ability for community members to meet as a group and have open, honest,and coordinated conversation around the logistics of this higher-density development. We also have not been receiving notices from the post office. Because of the pandemic,we feel we do not understand the impact of the project with on site evaluation with neighbors on an already busy road right next to a park populated by kids and young families,as well as our home. Second,we are concerned about the items outlined below that are yet unresolved.The opportunity for resolution will be irreversible if the Running horse project is approved at this time.We understand the legal notice may have been met, but covid and the post office has been unreliable.This means it will take more time for the information to filter to the neighborhood and the whole of McCall.We believe more time is needed to vet the project to all impacted and so we can hire professionals for our own examinations. We request continuance through the vacation season of 2021 to comment.This has been a terrible Pandemic and most of the impacted are not in McCall and need to be vaccinated so we can return safely and observe together over the summer the actual consequences of any development. To go forward we need to define Quadrant: Quadrant is the square block of Mather Street to Gamble Street and Lake Street to Forest Street. Thirdly,what if everybody in the quadrant from Mather Street to Gamble Street and Lake Street to Forest street decide they want to build higher density over the next decade without first full Prepared by Jack Spiegelman 325 and 327 Trustee [Type here] MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Attachment 2 Page 3 of 15 April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting Running Horse application comments consideration of established surrounding homes,the entire community and existing infrastructure. How would 60 to 70 homes impact the quadrant? Do we know? Is there another option? The purpose of this letter is to delay approval of this project and to analyze all the quadrants owners' rights to develop and future impact. It was deeply upsetting the tone of the developer to use words that the developer has the zoning and the homeowners like ourselves have no choice but to accept the PUD and make the best of it. We are providing another solution to development and asking the City to analyze the quadrant before voting on this development. Creating a new subdivision map is another option with a proposed street. More to follow Existing issues: Please acknowledge the geographical issues with that quadrant as the gateway to the east west McCall chokepoint. The Payette River has only one crossing by the lake,so all auto,truck, bike, and pedestrians Cross at the Lardo bridge either to rotary park or Mather Street. We have been told because the city has little control of Highway 55,the city at this time cannot fix the safety issues that are going to be made worse by the higher-density development at the chokepoint. Perhaps,this project can be a better fit to the neighborhood when Highway 55 is rerouted, and Lake street is managed by the city.The neighboring streets are already hazardous with speeding cars, Rotary Park overflow parking, Ruby's,Shore Lodge, and pedestrian activity. The development at Running Horse PUD along with other quadrant homeowners could be the beginning of up to 70 more homes flowing onto Forest Street.This would be a tremendous burden to an already dangerous situation,and without a master concepts the damage can be detrimental, adding more cars, and pedestrians to an already precarious and dangerous situation. More crucially, Forest Street is used by the High School Cross country team, bikers, off road vehicles, runners,walkers, and pets and that would the impact be to all of us?Car accidents? Death? Unfortunately, Forest Street is not avoidable, as direct line to downtown and the hospital. Extending Hewitt St.would as development occurs would be an excellent solution. We believe a traffic and Pedestrian safety study at minimum with this density considered for the quadrant.The people of McCall merit professional analysis. Density: It is my understanding number of homes not square footage would be lower if access from Forest street was not used to calculate density. If the Forest Street access were dedicated to the city as well as land for Hewitt Street dedicated,the ratio of land to building would be different. We would like to see the project also submitted this way. The developers say the PUD was forced on them to comply with city policy. I have been told that this policy is only a recommendation and may not be the best option for this site. In my opinion,the developers used the City's no new street policy and used private streets used for more to create higher density. This is not a zoning issue; it is a development strategy. Prepared by Jack Spiegelman 325 and 327 Trustee [Type here] 11CCALL CITY COUNCIL Attachment 2 Page 4 of 15 April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting Running Horse application comments Forest Street is the only access to the property and is being leveraged for density instead of access.The developers said they wanted to Purchase the Ruby's site. I suspect this was one of the factors. More Concerns: I want to attempt to summarize the various matters that should be resolved as much as we can as requested at the neighborhood meetings. Off Street Parking: Many of the neighbors voiced their dissatisfaction with the use of the off-street parking in what they consider the safe bike and walking route from Lardo Bridge to downtown.This Running Horse project is only the first to be built impacting Forest street. It is not fair to not plan for future development.This is just another reason to study the quadrant being built out. The PUD plan to funnel people on a walkway to the highway around this project may not be the best solution because you need to take away part of the patio from Ruby's. Currently, Ruby's has a retaining wall that would need to be removed and the need to eliminate off street parking on lake street across from the Park. Is a study that confirms the pathways benefit? The walkway therefore is not worthy as park mitigation. We realize the Parks and Rec were ok with the walkway, but the rational is not based on a study I found and is different from what we observe daily as owners at the chokepoint. I believe that was the consensus of other neighbors.This walkway really has little benefit to the citizens of McCall if simply moving them form Forest Street to no ending place on Highway 55.This trail validates the need for Hewitt Street.The PUD assumes future development will complete the access to Mather and the crosswalk form the walkway. I think an actual play yards should be required on the PUD site and will help mitigate impact on Rotary Park.Open space for storm drainage in front of these homes is not a play area for kids and should not be counted as such. Grassy swales and storm control are not open space.We do not want kids playing near the highway anyway with balls etc. The developers should have the same issues as all the other neighbors. I will state this once again,The PUD is a way to have more density than would be acceptable if the project conformed with the current neighborhood.There is no way 13 homes could be built without the PUD.This project is land locked as you need street access and the whole neighborhood knows this. Not the Fault of the Developers: The Running Horse project is at the confluence of Rotary Park, Shore Lodge and Ruby's Restaurant. On any given holiday or weekend,you have events at Shore lodge, crowds at Rotary Park and Wedding or other events at shore lodge.This is the consequence of growth that could have been planned better and should be resolved before more development is approved. The overflow parking is in front of homes up and down Mather Street,on Forest Street and Lake Street. It is clear Shore Lodge does not have adequate parking for big events, Ruby's with no restrictions uses parking in front of their River for employees that could be better served for the community. Ruby's could expand their parking south as they really need it for the use of their large patio when busy. Ruby's Prepared by Jack Spiegelman 325 and 327 Trustee [Type here] MCCALL CITYCOUNCIL Attachment 2 Page 5 of 15 April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting Running Horse application comments thus uses the same streets as Shore lodge on weekends which is not fair to the neighborhood. Further, on weekends the park users also use the street parking which makes this a very unsafe place for Bikers, Pedestrians and automobiles as explained earlier. You add 70 more homes and its more dangerous. The pedestrian crosswalk at Mather Street,the bridge and lake needs to be better.Again, no fault of developers but where is the bike and pedestrian study requirements for approval conditions mitigation? What about the times the PUD owners have big events and use the property? Nobody will want to use the bike and pedestrian pathway going east on Lake Street unless Ruby's is part of the master plan for the quadrant. Is Ruby's willing to give up their patio and retaining wall? Either way,the crossing at Lardo bridge needs to be resolved for Safety. Perhaps a stoplight cost sharing agreement will be required for development when Lake Street control is transferred to the city. It is another reason to study the quadrant further. Perhaps making a stoplight for cost sharing agreement is warranted for future permits like ADA requirements.Without planning, how will the stop light be paid fo r. Further,the claims that parking for the PUD as being sufficient for these vacation homes, has a lot of presumptions. Common sense is the owners probably will have the garages full of sporting equipment, snowmobiles, bikes etc. and will park on the driveway.The CCRs should also exclude overnight parking on the driveways if the parking is considered adequate. Either way,street parking is inevitable on the weekends during summer.Those extra spaces in the PUD for parking may be less than if the streets were dedicated. Without time to study how do we know the accuracy of the developers claims. Therefore, density of the PUD may be warranted. None these issues would be in place if the dedicated streets were part of the developers proposal. With these homes not having onsite storage or backyards there is no doubt the garages will be full.This adds more credence the best solution may be the concept of extending Hewitt Street to Mather and a new proposal. As somebody who walks daily when in McCall into town,we will use the pathway on Mather and enjoy and looking at the river and spillway. The current trail in front of Ruby's on Mather is sufficient. Plus,with Ruby's owner asking for a rezone, more can be done now with planning. Thoughts: What we have is a High-Density summer use housing concept explained in a definition of Low density.A code does not mean the actual words.The PUD is not the best use for the property. A better solution could be self-contained larger homes on bigger lots with backyard and more garage space per house.These will be more affluent owners where the city will have more control of each home as its built. If the city was willing to consider planning for extending Hewitt the benefits maybe the best solution for the long term for McCall. Its creates another place for off-street parking, ambulances access,and another pedestrian walkway. Prepared by Jack Spiegelman 325 and 327 Trustee [Type here] 11CCALL CITY COUNCIL Attachment2 Page 6 of 15 April 8, 2021 Regular 1Lleeting Running Horse application comments Hospital: If Lake Street is backed up, Forest will be the other access to the hospital. Planning for Hewitt extension could mitigate many of the issues described above as McCall grows. We do not know the impact of the Hospital expansion and adding more traffic parking onto Forest street.Another reason for a traffic study and safety considerations for the quadrant development is needed or explained if completed. Rotary Park: We have watched Rotary park of the years develop into a great park. We see people from all over the country stop and eat lunch and enjoy the spectacular view of Payette lake.This was once highlighted in Sunset Magazine. It is one of the Jewels of McCall and should be available to everybody and avoid overcrowding. We are deeply concerned with the possibility of 50, 60 or 70 new homes being built across from this park. Perhaps if parking next to Lardo bridge was used for the park instead of Ruby's employees as well as a few picnic tables and grass that would be a better use and mitigate the park overcrowding. We would ask any high-density project to have their own playgrounds and picnic area as to mitigate park impact. We again ask the city to study this issue before allowing mapping to occur in the quadrant. I am not sure what they call it, but perhaps it is an environmental impact study to the park, river, and Lake for the Quadrant. Further concerns with 60 or 70 homes in this location is the use of the park for boat docking. We watched all summer as people would swim out to the new swimming platforms and then swim to the boats. Any new development will exacerbate the situation.This should be part of the environmental report.We are also concerned with the results to the current study of large boats to erosion of the south shore of Payette Lake.Another aspect of an environmental impact study to the quadrant. None of the homeowners on the Lake were asked to comment on the swimming lanes.The result was concentrated flow of swimmers, paddle board and canoes to the east in front of our docks and homes. That has created safety issues and additional impacts to the lake.Another impact of high-density housing that a study will present to the city. Kurt Wolf and I are working that out but as the park gets busier with more density the swimming platforms will create more problems for owners adjacent to the park.And of course,what will 70 more homes create. This is not to mention that Ruby's has a convenience store aspect and sells wine and beer to park users, which could impair activities. Lastly, no mitigation of money for pathways should be part of the project. Its not needed. Open space for setback and tree mitigation are not playgrounds.On the contrary,additional improved areas for picnicking and child playgrounds should be located on the Running Horse site as stated earlier. Prepared by Jack Spiegelman 325 and 327 Trustee [Type here] MCCALL CITYCOUNCIL Attachment2 Page 7 of 15 April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting Running Horse application comments Ruby's Impact: Note: Ruby's unsubmitted plan being handled by the same attorney and a request to submit both plans together may be worth waiting for if the PUD is considered: We have a few thoughts as this project is also applying for a rezone. We would like the planning commission to ask the owner to participate in the quadrant plan as they already have contributed to the parking and safety issues raised by the neighborhood homeowners. Ruby's owner also sold the property to the developers. (The developer said they bought the property as Ruby's owner did not have the financial strength to build). It seems good planning to ask Ruby's owner who is represented by developers same attorney to submit although not required. We would assume Ruby's owner has thoughts of what they want to do. If you do approve the PUD why not tackle more of the safety and mitigation costs at the same time. Many of us use Ruby's and we do not want to lose the restaurant and patio to the pedestrian path. More on Property: 1. Discuss vacant dirt south of Ruby's onsite parking and adjacent homeowner. This would be a good time to negotiate Hewitt street connecting with Mather to resolve more off-street parking.This is a concept we would like the city to consider as the best solution for all owners near the quadrant and for flow of people and east to Downtown. More Later. Perhaps some concessions to Ruby's for the dedication for the benefit of all of McCall. Maybe a land swap to mitigate patio encroachment? The other concern we have extending Hewitt form Mather through Ruby's property is the neighbor said at the community meeting that the undeveloped land was a wetland covered over.That makes sense since the owner south of undeveloped land, complained that Ruby's owner has been dumping on the property and it was a fire hazard. It seems odd that somebody wanting to develop property would add more fill when most likely the site would need to be excavated to develop.This needs to be investigated as it is possible the wetland extended into the Running Horse site.We would ask the city to investigate this allegation and get old satellite photos to confirm or deny the allegation. One Possible resolution for Development: If you look at the city map, Hewitt street could be extended to Mather or at least planned as projects get developed. Running Horse could build a temporary access for Forest Street to Hewitt Street that could be abandoned and Developed when either access from Gamble Street or Mather Street is opened. If Ruby's plan were incorporated, land swapped for the patio and access safety has a better chance. Its just a request as the city has no way to require cooperation from the two owners. Prepared by Jack Spiegelman 325 and 327 Trustee [Type here] MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Attachment2 Page 8 of 15 April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting Running Horse application comments Why this may be a good solution: The developers would still get to build homes,and possibly more square footage. Hewitt Street planning could be a win win for the community. Again,the impacts to the Hospital, Parks and River further concludes the need to take time and Study this fully. I do not believe there is a way to add another bridge over the Payette River,so we really need a plan. Assumed Demographics and the case for the City Planning Hewitt for future planning: We suspect these homes on the new lots will average over a million dollars depending on the quality. These homes most likely will not be affordable to the local population and will be vacation homes. This means the services needed by these owners from the city most likely will not need services such as education.These excess funds could be used to maintain the streets. Developer profit: Perhaps using the Hewitt street method of access, lots facing the lake could generate the same real estate value for the developer while mitigating impacts listed above. We would like you to ask the developers to present a plan that is not prejudiced by the city street dedication policy,which we believe is not in the best interests of the neighborhood. Any development will continue to impact Rotary Park, Lardo Bridge, and accesses for viewing the Payette river headwaters for Payette Lake, but this plan solves many issues. Personal Comments: Developers: As many of the neighborhood tries to understand the project during covid,they are questioning why the necessity to develop a PUD. We genuinely believe the developers are using the city policy of wanting use private streets to get more homes than is warranted on this site. Further, creating lots on Forest and Hewitt fits the neighborhood better and, in my opinion,the best interest for all of McCall Citizens and visitors. The hope is the city will get control of lake street soon as it opens so many more the possibilities for this site.The developers are going to make their profit, so a delay and other site proposals seems beneficial. This corner is the Gems of the lake and should be saved that way for everybody to enjoy. In conclusion,for the safety of homeowners,community members,family, friends, and visitors we ask that considerations around the zoning, analysis of current infrastructures, impact of Highway 55, Rotary Park,and safety of this project be considered with the arguments above. The PUD is not the only solution.We only get one chance to do this right and not end up like Lake Tahoe, or other resort towns that did not take into regard the infrastructure of the community,first. Respectfully,Submitted by Jack Spiegelman. Prepared by Jack Spiegelman 325 and 327 Trustee [Type here] MCCALL CITYCOUNCIL Attachment 2 Page 9 of 15 April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting From: Sasha Childs To: Moroan Bessaw Subject: Fwd:support for project Date: Tuesday,February 2,2021 5:05:37 PM ---This email is from an external sender. Be cautious and DO NOT open links or attachments if the sender is unknown. --- Sasha Childs Associate Broker Silvercreek Realty Group Begin forwarded message: From: Douglas Peterson<dpeterson253 @yahoo.com> Date: February 2, 2021 at 5:02:49 PM MST To: Sasha Childs<sashachilds83@gmail.com> Subject: support for project I support the project as proposed. My name is Douglas Peterson and I live at 310 W Lake Street. This is my vacation property. Sorry I missed the deadline to testify in person, but I have spoken to Sasha several times and I thin the project as proposed will be an asset to the community. Thanks Douglas Peterson MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Attachment 2 Page 10 of 15 April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting From: murray dalgleish To: Morgan Bessaw Subject: Re:Running Horse PUD Date: Wednesday,February 3,2021 10:40:00 AM ---This email is from an external sender. Be cautious and DO NOT open links or attachments if the sender is unknown. --- Greetings, I was going to comment on the Running Horse PUD but realized that it was going to be approved...these folks did their homework and were within the legal requirements. I was very pleased that they plan on restricting short term rentals. We have 2 short term rentals as neighbors and they have been a major problem for us. We have an air bnb but only rent when we are at home on premises so to prevent problems and protect our neighbors. My concerns are changing the character of a quiet neighborhood. We have lived in the area for 44 years (309 Edgewater Circle since 1979) and see the changes coming fast and heavy...we will see what happens with the Ruby's Kitchen property and the parcel south of the dam on the river as condos will be in the near future no doubt. Even if the changes meet legal requirements and zoning laws, the change to the nature of the current neighborhood are extreme. The city has to step up and improve Forest Streets increased traffic, especially with the hospital expansion. Also the intersection at Mather and Hwy 55 has to be improved, especially for pedestrians. Development brings unforseen challenges,but these are very obvious. My final concern is that this development on Forest may encourage others to develop their properties in a similar fashion as this PUD further eroding the nature of the neighborhood. Please take these thoughts into consideration as future projects are presented to the p and z. Thanks... Murray and Jan Dalgleish 208 469 9310 On Tue, Feb 2, 2021, 4:30 PM Morgan Bessaw<mbessaw(c�r�,mccall.id.us>wrote: I received your email. i I From: murray dalgleish<dalgleishm(bgmd ail.com> Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 4:25 PM To: Morgan Bessaw<mbessaw&mccall.id.us> Subject: Running Horse PUD 1 ---This email is from an external sender. Be cautious and DO NOT open links or attachments if the sender is unknown. --- Test email MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Attachment 2 Page 11 of 15 April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting From: Jack Spiegelman To: Moroan Bessaw Cc: Rachel Santiago-Govier;Sasha Childs;"Scott Joseph Spiegelman(ssoiegelman(almonevmailer.com)" Subject: Running Horse Date: Wednesday,February 3,2021 11:29:16 AM ---This email is from an external sender. Be cautious and DO NOT open links or attachments if the sender is unknown. --- Megan, Sasha is copied as I am keeping her in the loop of our opposition. I suspect we will be discussing issues for some time. I understand why the Planning commission moved forward with the project. They wanted to make the best of Zoning and working together locally. We will not resolve the debate the PUD overly benefited the developer to get several more homes facing the Lake and other cost savings .Another profitable approval was relocating the home on Lake street. I suspect more to the development plans to come from Ruby's. My thoughts now turn to asking the city council for mitigation dollars since appears little path forward to deny the PUD. The city planners could have asked for the homes to be more front and back balanced that would have occurred with conventional mapping and possibly extending Hewitt over time. The PUD thus created several hundred thousand dollars of additional value to the developer which fairly could be shared to mitigate impacts to the area. The city could get contributions for a future Stop Light and crosswalk, and perhaps improvements to the area across where Ruby's employees park. I suspect the Ruby's development plan with same attorney will be another project adding to the issues. We also think the walkway mitigation for on site parks needs to be studied more. Perhaps if a stop light were installed, people will go straight and ride their bikes onto the trail. Also, the did the City get an easement form Ruby's owner for the sidewalk or just rely on an Oral promise?When will the city receive that easement in writing?Was That a condition of approval? I did not hear it. Did the city get a plan of how the Ruby's Patio is going to be reconfigured? What if the patio re- design is denied? tLICCALL CITYCOUNCIL Attachment2 Page 12 of 15 Apri18, 2021 Regular heeling Lastly, the developer did not answer about where are kids going to play. I think some mitigation money could also go to Rotary Park. If the city can gain a fair amount mitigation money for the neighborhood impact, My family would more inclined to drop the matter. The mitigation money on some time schedule like so much as each house is sold as to not have the financial burden now. The same strategy can be used as further owners begin to tear down their old homes and want more density in the neighborhood. We are going to need solutions for the future. Please consider this idea and as an opportunity to set standards for the neighborhood. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Jack Spiegelman 8008 E Del Mercurio Drive Scottsdale,AZ 85258 Email—spiegman@outlook.com Cell—(916) 769-6398 MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Attachment2 Page 13 of 15 Apt-it 8, 2021 Regular Meeting April 1, 2021 Online Portal Comments 1-3/22/21 16:05:07-Michael G Follett&Thera Follett-307/307 W. Forest St, McCall, ID—Against "1. The single entrance and exit from the subdivision will be from W. Forest Street. Forest St.was not designed for high density housing and is already in very poor condition. The Running Horse PUD is expected to double the current traffic on Forest. Who will pay for the road improvement after heavy construction vehicles and tractors have degraded the road? 2. Forest street is designated as a bike and walking path. Despite having not sidewalks nor marked paths for bikes or pedestrians it is busy with traffic from both pedestrians and bikers. Using Lake street is not a viable option for pedestrians or bikers because it is a very high car/truck traffic road with no sidewalks nor a safe shoulder for walking. We are very concerned about safety for the families, kids, pedestrians,and bikers using Forest with increased traffic. 3. Forest street already experiences traffic issues with speeding from people trying to bypass traffic from downtown McCall. (Mather to Forest to Mission)This is also a very concerning safety issue for pedestrians and bikers. 4. Running Horse PUD currently has no restrictions for short term rentals. Short term vacation rentals see an increase in number of cars and traffic. 5. Crossing Lake Street just east of bridge beside Ruby's Kitchen is already difficult at best. It isn't safe and it backs up traffic in both directions. Having Running Horse PUD will vastly increase the use of Rotary park..The parking lot for Rotary park is limited and summertime brings a huge increase in people parking along Mather and Forest St. Neighbors have complained about not being able to park in front of their own homes. An increase in Rotary Park usage due to the close proximity of Running Horse PUD will cause more parking and traffic issues. Again, neither Mather St. nor Forest was designed for high density homes and or traffic. Please carefully weigh the safety and cost issues and deny the Running Horse PUD plan. Michael and Thera Follett-307/309 W. Forest St., McCall, ID-3820 Country Club Drive, Lewiston, IT 2-3/25/21 14:46:25 Margaret and George Durller 8991 W Duck Lake Drive, Garden City ID 83714 Against " 3/25/2021 We, Margaret and George Durller, are the owners of the property located at 354 Mather Street, and are the principals of Durller Family Trust in which the deed to this property resides.We have owned this home for 21 years. We are against the development of the Running Horse PUD as presently written • We believe that the historical nature of this land parcel was wetlands, and that has been changed during the ownership of Gabriella Hess. • Off street parking is underrepresented for this many housing units. • Mather and Forest street are in poor repair,and are crowned meaning water runs to the sides into poorly maintained culverts or ditches. • Forest is not wide enough for parking plus walkers or bicyclists. • Plans regarding snow storage for the PUD are inadequate because there is nowhere to put it. Page 1 of 2 11CCALL CITYCOUNCIL Attachment 2 Page 19 of 15 April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting April 1,2021 Online Portal Comments • Safety of pedestrians and bicyclists crossing the street after utilizing the bicycle path is not addressed, TRAFFIC SIGNALS ARE NEEDED and without them there will be city liability because the city now knows this problem exists. First of all, it needs to be determined if an application has ever been filed with Idaho Fish and Game about draining the ever present water from the site. During the first years we owned our house in McCall there was Skunk Cabbage growing on the now "Running Horse Parcel".Skunk Cabbage grows in wet mucky soil, along streams or springs, in woods, thickets,and bogs. We were aware of all the patches near our house because our lab liked to roll in Skunk Cabbage, and also dead fish down on the banks of the Payette River.We couldn't always predict the fish, but the plant areas we knew. During the last several years,trees have been thinned, brush scraped off, hoses, pipes and a ditch along with rocks and gravel have been installed to this wetlands area. It seems to have been done under the guise of checking for petroleum, but we think more was done than that.we believe drainage was done quietly over time to create a dryer parcel that was more desirable as housing sites. Looking at the property now,you would never know what it looked like 15 years ago when it was owned by someone else. A second concern is the usage of Forest and Mather Street for the comings and goings of the vehicles that will be associated with developing the parcel and the inadequate off street parking. Forest Street at present is used by countless pedestrians and bicyclists and becomes very unsafe if anyone parks along the edge of the street. Essentially Forest becomes virtually a one lane road.There is not enough room for off street PUD parking. Finally,The proposed bicycle path along the edge of the Highway in front of Running Horse and Rotary Park brings all the walkers and riders out to a crosswalk that drivers often do not stop for. Pedestrians and bicyclists have a right to cross roads safely and,therefore, planners and engineers have a professional responsibility to plan, design, and install safe crossing facilities. It is the City of McCall's responsibility to make certain that this is accomplished.Approving the new proposed bicycle and pedestrian path gives users the feeling that it was approved and therefor safe.This is simply not so.A flashing light, additional signage, markings or all of these are needed.The City has the right to ask the PUD to provide them. The City of McCall at present with the PUD plan as written bears all of the expense for infrastructure, and is getting nothing in return.The neighborhood will bear the brunt of this project. In our opinion this project will not improve the neighborhood, but will only overload an environmentally sensitive area already under siege." Page 2 of 2 MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Attachment 2 Page 15 of 15 April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting