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HomeMy Public PortalAbout2021.11.04 Regular Meeting Minutes MINUTES McCall City Council Regular Meeting McCall City Hall -- Legion Hall VIA TEAMS Virtual November 4, 2021 Call to Order and Roll Call Pledge of Allegiance Approve the Agenda Consent Agenda Public Comment Presentation Reports 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 Nelson, and Council Member Nielsen, and Council Member Maciaszek 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; Brian Parker, City Planner; Kurt Wolf, Parks and Recreation Director; Eric McCormick, Golf Course Superintendent; Meg Lojek, Library Director; Traci Malvich, Human Resources Manager; Justin Williams, Police Chief; Nathan Stewart, Public Works Director; Vlatko Jovanov, Network Administrator; Also, in attendance were Walt Sledzieski, Chair of the Historic Preservation Commission; Lisa Kraig of the Kraig Group; Lindsey Harris, Chamber of Commerce Director; Dennis Humphries, Ratio Architects; Maggie Gonring, Member of the public Mayor Giles led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance. APPROVE THE AGENDA Council Member Callan moved to approve the agenda as submitted. Council Member Nielsen seconded the motion. In a voice vote all members voted aye, and the motion carried. MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 1 of 9 November 4, 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. Council Regular Minutes – July 22, 2021 (ACTION ITEM) 2. Payroll Report for period ending October 15, 2021 (ACTION ITEM) 3. Warrant Register – GL (ACTION ITEM) 4. Warrant Register – Vendor (ACTION ITEM) 5. Accept the Minutes of the following Committees (ACTION ITEM) a. Airport Advisory Committee – September 9, 2021 b. Housing Advisory Committee – August 16, 2021 c. Housing Advisory Committee – September 8, 2021 d. Historic Preservation Commission – September 13, 2021 e. Library Board of Trustees – September 13, 2021 f. McCall Redevelopment Agency – June 15, 2021 g. McCall Redevelopment Agency – June 29, 2021 h. McCall Redevelopment Agency – July 20, 2021 i. McCall Redevelopment Agency – August 17, 2021 j. McCall Redevelopment Agency – September 7, 2021 k. McCall Redevelopment Agency – September 21, 2021 l. Public Art Advisory Committee – August 30, 2021 m. Public Art Advisory Committee – September 27, 2021 n. Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee – May 19, 2021 o. Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee – August 25, 2021 p. Planning and Zoning Commission – September 7, 2021 q. Tree Advisory Committee – June 1, 2021 6. AB 21-264 City Licenses Report to Council Per McCall City Code (ACTION ITEM) 7. AB 21-263 Request for Approval of Local Housing Incentive Program: Reimbursement Request for Thompson Place Condominiums, Unit 7 (ACTION ITEM) 8. AB 21-265 Request Approval of Financial Reporting for Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Grants 29 and 30 (ACTION ITEM) Council Member Nielsen moved to approve the Consent Agenda as submitted. Council Member Callan seconded the motion. In a roll call vote Council Member Nielsen, Council Member Callan, Mayor Giles, Council Member Nelsen, and Council Member Maciaszek all voted aye, and the motion carried. PUBLIC COMMENT Mayor Giles called for public comment at 5:33 p.m. One comment was a general comment related to the audio quality of the last meeting. City Clerk BessieJo Wagner commented that staff is addressing the issue. The comment is as follows: MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 2 of 9 November 4, 2021 Regular Meeting 1 10/31/21 12:00:54 Thomas Sowers 261 Buckcamp Rd. McCallID 83638 "Mayor and Council I attempted to watch the meeting from 10-28-2021 on the City website. The audio was not at all understandable. In order for the public to attend virtually, is is imperative that the meeting technology provides a clear medium for the public. If a meeting can't be attended and broadcast virtually due to technology glitches the meeting should be rescheduled to give time to fix the technology. Thank you for taking time to address these issues. Thom Sowers" Hearing no comments, Mayor Giles closed the comment period at 5:34p.m. PRESENTATION AB 21-270 Years of Service Certificate Presentation - Leland (Billy) Romero Eric McCormick Golf Course Superintendent presented the Years of Service Recognition stating that Leland (Billy) Romero started at the golf course as a seasonal employee mowing and doing irrigation. It became apparent that he was someone that the Golf Course needed to find a full-time position for or possibly lose him. So, the full time Irrigation Supervisor position was created, and Mr. Romero held that position for several years spending most of his days adding irrigation pipe and heads to Cedar, digging in the rocks. Mr. Romero moved to the water department for a stint and was brought back to manage the golf course after the superintendent left until the city was able to hire a new superintendent. At that point he was offered the Assistant position which he held until his retirement. Mr. Romero has been great when working with the other departments in the city, helping any way he could. He came up with the idea of a city-wide golf tournament to get the departments together which many city employees looked forward to every year. It was also his idea to put a float in the Winter Carnival Parade and he designed the new entry sign for the golf course. He has always been good for a laugh and never afraid to stretch the bounds at the annual City Holiday Party. Mr. Romero worked for the City 23 years. Council expressed their appreciation for Mr. Romero’s service to the City of McCall. REPORTS Chamber of Commerce Chamber of Commerce Director Lindsey Harris reported that after meeting with Police Chief Williams regarding Winter Carnival, they plan to move forward with outdoor events. Additional rd events coming include the Shop Late, Shop Locals event Friday, December 3 that will include a tree lighting ceremony. Department Reports Council Member Nelson acknowledged the amount of information supplied to the Council through the Department reports. He appreciated the amount of work from staff to provide the information. MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 3 of 9 November 4, 2021 Regular Meeting Covid-19 Update and Review of Mask Metrics Status Police Chief Justin Williams presented the Covid-19 update to Council. He stated that Idaho remains in Stage 4 and is currently under the crisis standards of care statewide. There has been no information updates or analysis as to when the crisis standards of care may or may not be lifted. However, Valley County weekly case rate is at 24 currently. We are down to 211 cases per 100,000 people. That's a 41% decrease since last week, we are also down to an 8% positivity rate in testing, so we have seen a drastic decrease in the number of infection as well as the number of reported cases in the last 2 to 3 weeks. The County saw a tremendous spike in October, which took us back to our highest ratings since January of 2021. Now we are coming off of that curve, compared to last year's data from October of 2020, we are equal with where we were at then. Covid related illnesses are responsible for only 14% of all hospitalizations currently in the Saint Luke’s system statewide, previously that was up to 70 and 80%. The State of Idaho set a metric of 50 ICU beds and 50 ventilators as being crisis areas. Currently there are 11 ICU beds that are available in 659 ventilators that are available. Those stats include all ICU beds, not only ICU beds that are taken up by Covid patients. Regarding the Center for Disease Control, we are currently at 24 weekly cases and are expected to see a continual decrease and continual reduction as the weeks travel forward. There is a significant decrease in all areas in comparison to the previous month. Although there are fewer infections or hospitalizations, ICU beds are still not available. This goes back more to the staffing issues that the hospitals are currently facing. These problems that the industry is facing is no different than other industries throughout the United States, such as the airlines and the freight shipping companies. During the highlight of Covid in 2020 goods and services were not being transferred and hospitals were no longer taking the elective surgeries. The EOC met this week and discussed hosting city sponsored inside events with the holidays coming up and have come out with some guidelines and regulations that will be posted later. Hopefully with the outdoors not having restrictions placed on them, staff is looking at outdoor options for employee appreciation. Council Member Nielsen asked if there were metrics for holding indoor events. Chief Williams noted that this is in regard to City sponsored events and ensuring social distancing and masks. City Manager Spickard clarified that all metrics are tied to recommendations from Central District Health and are only in regard to City events not private businesses or entities. AB 21-268 McCall Historic Preservation Commission Annual Report and update on Preservation Plan process Chair of the Historic Preservation Commission Walt Sledzieski presented the annual report. The McCall Historic Preservation Commission is responsible for conducting a survey of local historic properties and recommending methods necessary to preserve, maintain and restore historic properties. The Commission also conducts educational and interpretive programs and reviews nominations of properties to the National Register of Historic Places. Mr. Sledzieski highlighted the Commission’s accomplishments in the community educational events throughout the year and working with the City GIS staff to create a historical database map. Lisa Kraig of the Kraig group helped update the Historic Preservation plan. Mrs. Kraig presented a survey that has gathered information from the community in regard to historic preservation throughout the community. Preliminary results showed that understanding the area’s history is important to the community. The survey looked at both positive and negative characters of McCall MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 4 of 9 November 4, 2021 Regular Meeting and the most notable response was in regard to lack of affordable housing. Mrs. Kraig also noted that this survey showed the lack of understanding for what the Historic Preservation Commission does. Demographics from the response showed that the community was widely represented in the responses. Mayor Giles thanked Mrs. Kraig for her presentation and efforts to help update the Historic Preservation plan. PUBLIC HEARINGS AB 21-266 Request to Approve Conditional Use Permit CUP-21-02 at 218 East Park Street for the City of McCall At 6:05 Council Member Nielsen moved to open the Public Hearing; Council Member Nelson seconded the motion. In a Voice Vote all voted aye, and the Motion carried. City Planner Brian Parker disclosed all the legal documents presented with this application. Council had no conflicts of interest to disclose. Planner Parker presented a Conditional Use Permit Application to construct an expansion to the th McCall Public Library. During their regularly scheduled October 5 meeting, the McCall Area Planning and Zoning Commission held a properly noticed public hearing and unanimously recommended approval of the subject application to the McCall City Council without a second public hearing. The Staff Report, Findings of Fact, and application materials were distributed to Council in the meeting packet. Conditions of Approval 1. Prior to the issuance of a building permit, the applicant shall receive final engineering approval. 2. Prior to the issuance of a building permit, the applicant shall enter into an easement agreement with the City regarding the building encroachment into public right-of-way. 3. Prior to the issuance of a building permit, the applicant shall receive approval for an application for a record of survey (ROS) to remove/adjust the property boundary to be outside of the building footprint. 4. Prior to the issuance of a building permit, the applicant shall provide a phasing plan outlining the completion of all landscaping shown on the landscaping plan. The phasing plan shall incorporate temporary revegetation into unfinished areas to prevent dust, weeds, erosion, and similar impacts. 5. Prior to the issuance of a building permit, the applicant shall provide a revised site plan identifying a minimum of sixteen (16) short-term and five (5) long-term bicycle parking spaces. The required bicycle parking shall be in conformance with McCall City Code Section 3.8.063(A)- (F) and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals’ Essentials of Bike Parking. Short term bicycle parking may be located within the furnishing zone (brick pavers) of the sidewalk, so long as the applicant provides a maintenance plan and receives a public works permit for construction within the right-of-way. 6. Prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy, the applicant shall reseed all disturbed areas with native grasses or wildflowers. MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 5 of 9 November 4, 2021 Regular Meeting 7. Pursuant to McCall City Code Section 3.16.08, design review approval shall lapse and become void whenever the applicant has not applied for a building permit within one year from the date of initial approval. Dennis Humphries Ratio Architect gave a detailed presentation of the Library Expansion Project to the Council. Mr. Humphries highlighted the existing site and the planned expansions noting the adaptation of the existing building, addition of parking as well as a second story to the Library. Council Member Nelson asked about the electronic vehicle parking spots shown on the plans. Public Works Director Nathan Stewart commented that there have been several conversations throughout the years regarding electronic vehicles. It takes a lot of funds, but the staff has been looking for opportunities to expand the available parking for electronic vehicles. Additionally, Council Member Nelsen asked Mr. Humphries on his thoughts on how the building fits into McCall. Mr. Humphries feels as though it is a very important building and will be a focal point for downtown. Architects included brick and large windows to help activate the community and keep the building sustainable. City staff have been an instrumental part of the design process and keeping the building to McCall design standards. Mayor Giles called for Public Comment No comments came in regarding this Public Hearing. Mayor Giles closed the Public Hearing at 6:41pm Council had no additional comments or questions. Council Member Maciaszek moved to approve conditional use permit application CUP-21- 02 for the City of McCall as recommended by the McCall Area Planning and Zoning Commission and authorize the Mayor to sign all necessary documents. Council Member Nelson seconded the motion. In a roll call vote Council Member Maciaszek, Council Member Nelsen, Council Member Callan, Mayor Giles, and Council Member Nielsen all voted aye, and the motion carried. AB 21-269 Request to Approve Zoning Map Amendment ZON-21-02 at 1502 Mill Road for the Mill Park Condominiums Owners Association At 6:44 Council Member Nelson moved to open the Public Hearing; Council Member Nielsen seconded the motion. In a Voice Vote all voted aye, and the Motion carried. City Planner Brian Parker disclosed all the legal documents presented with this application. Council had no conflicts of interest to disclose. Planner Parker presented the Zoning Map Amendment to Council noting that at a previous meeting a plat amendment for the same property was approved. During the process for the plat amendment th the zoning discrepancy was discovered. During their regularly scheduled October 5 meeting, the McCall Area Planning and Zoning Commission held a properly noticed public hearing and MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 6 of 9 November 4, 2021 Regular Meeting unanimously recommended approval of the subject application to the McCall City Council without a second public hearing. Condition of Approval 1. Access to Payette Lake or Brown Park shall not be impeded on or through the subject property. Staff Report, Findings of Fact, and application materials were distributed to the Council. There was no applicant presentation for this Public Hearing. Public Comment Maggie Gonring 1383 Greystone Dr, McCall, ID commented concern for the public access availability on this property, specifically questioning the public access to the beach. Planner Parker responded to the comment providing clarification that the beach property will not be affected by the rezone. Ms. Gonring asked for further clarification to understand that in relation to the map provided in the packet. City Attorney Bill Nichols commented that zoning sets the use and if the findings that have been proposed, included with the findings is a condition not restricting the access to Brown Park. The property in question previously had no zoning and will be changed to Civic zoning if the findings are adopted, the pedestrian access will not change. Additionally, there is a possibility the owners could come back in the future for another rezone but there is a public pathway easement in place with the City regardless of what the zoning is changed to. The issue of the beach accessibility is outside the preview of this hearing as the hearing specifically pertains to the zoning and continued access of Brown Park. Council Member Maciaszek’s understanding is anything under the high-water mark is public, but you cannot cross private property to get there. One written comment was also received from Maggie Gonring, and it was presented to Council before the meeting and is as follows: 11/3/21 18:16:04 Matthew P. Gonring, Maggie A. Gonring 1383 Greystone Drive McCall ID 83638 "November 3, 2021 From: Greystone Homeowners Association Matthew P. Gonring Maggie A. Gonring Pete Blanton To: Brian Parker, McCall City Manager McCall City Council On October 5, 2021, we presented before the McCall Planning Commission the views of the Greystone Homeowners Associations as it pertains to the request by Joel Droulard for the Mill Park Condominiums Association for Approval to rezone 62 feet of frontage on Payette Lake adjoining Brown Park. At that time the Planning Commission considered our concerns and in light of the request for zoning being Civic, added the language that “this property is not to be considered for any other uses than overall public access as is the case with Brown Park.” The Mill Park Condominiums Association has lacked transparency with the community of McCall with respect MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 7 of 9 November 4, 2021 Regular Meeting to their intentions on acquiring this land and has failed in their fiduciary responsibility to provide any public forums for consideration of their proposal. The following summarizes the position of the Greystone Homeowners Association as was submitted to Brian Parker on 9/22/21 in advance of the McCall City Planning Commission hearing on this matter on October 5, 2021 and was presented by Matt Gonring, Maggie Gonring and Peter Blanton on that day. My wife and I own the condo at 1383 Greystone Drive, McCall, ID which has direct line views to Brown Park directly behind 1410 Mill Road. We have received notices and reviewed drawings and documents indicating The Mill Park Condominiums Owners Association requesting a rezoning of 62 feet of Payette Lakefront property (375 square feet) located on the SW corner of Brown Park they have acquired so that they can combine the lakefront property with the condominium common area? After reviewing all of the drawings and documents, it is unclear to the residents of Greystone as to what the Mill Park Association intends to do with this land if they get the rezoning recognizing they must allow for Park access and sewer easements? Quite frankly, The Mill Park Owners Association has not been friendly to other park users over the years and has been extraordinarily proprietary of its dock and adjacent property, to the point of acting as if they own and control access to Brown Park. Several neighbors and regular Brown Park users have acknowledged their frustration to me after being confronted by representatives of Mill Park condominiums Association over what they deem as unwelcomed access. 2021 construction at Brown Park has restricted use of everyone except residents of Mill Pond, thereby exacerbating an already unfriendly neighborhood public park situation and furthering the Mill Park owners claim and control of the park use. Throughout the 2021 summer, large groups of Mill Park owners/renters utilized the full Brown Park beaches day and night while no one else was allowed access. Perhaps I am unaware of some sort of a special use permit given to Mill Park owners or perhaps there is something in their zoning allowing for priority access to Brown Park Beaches? Mill Park Condominium’s intentions by acquiring the 62 feet of lakefront land and requesting rezoning is unclear in its application. We recognize Mill Park will be restricted in building dwellings on this property, but Mill Parks Associations interests could be cordoning off a section of the beach for its owners, which would seem inconsistent with the intention of the public park and access for all. It would also further an already overzealous association in being proprietary and challenging any and everyone who ventures near their property. Being adjacent to Brown Park comes with responsibility and appropriate setting of users expectations, not adding restrictions to a public park. Can you please request clarity over Mill Park Condominiums Association intentions with “combining lakefront property with Mill Park common area?” Matthew P. Gonring Margaret A. Gonring Mayor Giles closed the Public Hearing at 7:01 Council Member Callan moved to approve zoning map amendment application ZON-21-02 for the Mill Park Condominium Owners Association as recommended by the McCall Area Planning and Zoning Commission and authorize the Mayor to sign all necessary documents. Council Member Maciaszek seconded the motion. In a roll call vote Council Member Callan, Council Member Maciaszek, Mayor Giles, Council Member Nelsen, and Council Member Nielsen all voted aye, and the motion carried. MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 8 of 9 November 4, 2021 Regular Meeting BUSINESS AGENDA AB 21-267 Request to Approve the Appointment of a Board Member to the McCall Redevelopment Agency Community & Economic Development Director Michelle Groenevelt presented the Request to Approve the Appointment of a Board Member to the McCall Redevelopment Agency to Council. Per McCall City Code, the City Council appoints a board of commissioners for the McCall Redevelopment Agency(MRA)which shall consist of seven(7)members. The term of office of a commissioner shall be three(3) years per MCC 1.11.2. The Board position was advertised in The Star News and on the City website. Mike Maciaszek expressed interest to serve on the Board for another term. His letter of interest is attached. There are still 2 more vacancies and we have not received any additional letters of interest. The remaining positions will be advertised again for another 2 weeks in The Star News. Council Member Nelson moved to approve the appointment of Mike Maciaszek to the McCall Redevelopment Agency for a term of 3 years expiring in November 2024. Council Member Callan seconded the motion. In a roll call vote Council Member Nelsen, Council Member Callan, Mayor Giles, and Council Member Nielsen all voted aye, and the motion carried. Upcoming Meetings Schedule Discussion Council discussed upcoming meetings. Council agreed to cancel the November 19`h meeting. Council Member Nelsen requested information on the previous Work Session regarding short- term rentals. ADJOURNMENT Without further business,Mayor Giles adjourned the meeting at 7:12 p.m. �•` °CAL `' < ' - ATTEST: Q SEAL �x Robert S. Giles, Mayor * : BessieJo Wa , CityCl � „+� i t tio,.�`�� MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 9 of 9 November 4, 2021 Regular Meeting