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HomeMy Public PortalAbout2021.07.08 Regular Meeting Minutes i MINUTES 3 McCall City Council Regular Meeting McCall City Hall-- Legion Hall VIA TEAMS Virtual July 8, 2021 Call to Order and Roll Call Pledge of Allegiance Approve the Agenda Consent Agenda Presentation Chamber Department Reports Public Comment Work Session Business Agenda Executive Session Return to Open Session 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 Punkoney, City Attorney; BessieJo Wagner, City Clerk; Linda Stokes, City Treasurer; Michelle Groenevelt, Community Development Director; Delta James, Economic Development Planner; Brian Parker, City Planner; Eric McCormick, Golf Course Superintendent; Meg Lojek, Library Director; Chris Curtin, Information Systems Manager; Traci Malvich, Human Resources Manager; Justin Williams, Police Chief, Nathan Stewart, Public Works Director; Dallas Palmer, Police Lieutenant; Vlatko Jovanov, Network Administrator Also, in attendance were Planning and Zoning Commission Applicants Christina Nemec and Ryan Kinzer; Dennis Humphries, Ratio; Trey Crookston, President of CM Company and Tim Bybee, CM Company; and Regan Berkley, Idaho Fish and Game; Paul Christensen, Local Option Tax Commission Chair Mayor Giles led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance. APPROVE THE AGENDA „t MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 1 of 14 July 8, 2021 Regular Meeting Council Member Nielsen 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. i 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 Special Minutes—May 6, 2021 f 2. Payroll Report for period ending June 25, 2021 3. Warrant Register—GL ` 4. Warrant Register—Vendor 5. Accept the Minutes of the following Committees: a. Airport Advisory Committee—March 4, 2021 b. Airport Advisory Committee—April 1, 2021 C. Airport Advisory Committee—May 6, 2021 d. Historic Preservation Commission—May 10, 2021 e. Library Board of Trustees May 10, 2021 f. Planning and Zoning Commission—January 19, 2021 g. Planning and Zoning Commission—February 2, 2021 h. Tree Advisory Committee—May 4, 2021 6. AB 21-182 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. The last 6 weeks have produced a record number of business license applications. Action: Council to review the License report. Council Member Holmes moved to approve the Consent Agenda as submitted. Council Member Nielsen seconded the motion. In a roll call vote Council Member Holmes, Council Member Nielsen,Mayor Giles,Council Member Callan, and Council Member Maciaszek all voted aye, and the motion carried. PRESENTATION x AB 21-184 McCall Police Department Life Saving Award Presentations MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 2 of 14 July 8, 2021 Regular Meeting Police Chief Justin Williams and Police Lieutenant Dallas Palmer presented the McCall Police Department's Lifesaving Award to Sergeant Seth Arrasmith and Officer Chase McPherson for actions that saved the lives of individuals on 03/17/2019 and 06/15/2019 respectfully. Justin Williams, Chief of Police, stated that he has spent the last 26 years of his career in law enforcement working with fantastic people both within the City of McCall and in the state of `t Texas. He stated that as a supervisor of police officers he has been very fortunate to be able to recognize people's achievements and accomplishments. He stated that what they will present _F tonight is something that does not always happen in a law enforcement career. It is rare to be involved in or have been associated with incidents in which these acts of unselfishness have occurred. To have two of these incidents come to fruition within the McCall Police Department within a few months of each other is nothing short of amazing, and it speaks volumes to the quality of the individuals that work for the McCall Police Department. Lieutenant Dallas Palmer will present two awards to two officers, Seth Arrasmith and Chase McPherson. Both awards are for two different incidents and are Life-Saving awards. Lieutenant Palmer introduced Sergeant Seth Arrasmith and presented the award stating the following: On March 17, 2019, Sergeant Arrasmith responded along with McCall Fire and Idaho State Police to a tragic house explosion. Upon arrival Sergeant Arrasmith heard a female screaming for help from beneath the flame engulfed rubble that remained of the residence. Sergeant Arrasmith immediately informed the McCall firefighters of the trapped female. He then entered the rubble to locate the female. Sergeant Arrasmith knew the firefighters would need assistance removing the female from the rubble but recognized he was not properly equipped to enter the flame engulfed area. Sergeant Arrasmith quickly ran to the back side of the residence, located an alternate route with minimal flames, entered the rubble and began assisting the firefighters. The removal of the female was no small feat. The rubble consists of wooden debris, sharp hazardous objects, and a great amount of snow. Additionally, the female had sustained multiple major injuries that rendered her incapable of moving on her own whatsoever. Knowing h they would need to carry the female to safety, Sergeant Arrasmith quickly located a piece of wood out of the debris, which they utilized as a stretcher to transport the female through the rubble, in waste deep snow. As Sergeant Arrasmith, the firefighters, and Idaho State Police Trooper transported the female to a place of safety, a second explosion occurred within the location of where the female was initially found. If not for the swift and courageous actions of Sergeant Arrasmith,the McCall Firefighters, and the Idaho State Police Trooper,the female would not have w survived this horrific incident. Sergeant Arrasmith displayed extraordinary performance in the line of duty through disregard for his personal safety under emergent conditions which resulted in the saving of the female's life.We are extremely grateful to Sergeant Arrasmith for this courageous act! Lieutenant Palmer asked that all please join in congratulating Sergeant Arrasmith on his receipt of the McCall Police Department Lifesaving Award. Lieutenant Palmer then introduced Officer Chase McPherson and presented the award stating the following: On June 15, 2019, Officer Chase McPherson responded along with Chief Justin Williams and the McCall Fire Department to a utility vehicle accident. Upon arrival, Officer McPherson observed a UTV rolled onto its side with the male victim trapped under the UTV. Officer McPherson quickly summoned the assistance of a bystander and lifted the UTV off the trapped male. Officer McPherson immediately checked the male and observed his arm to be nearly severed. Officer McPherson observed a great amount of blood exiting the male's body through the injury and recognized the blood loss to be potentially fatal. Officer McPherson quickly obtained a tourniquet from his uniform, properly applied the tourniquet to the male upper arm, and MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 3 of 14 July 8, 2021 Regular Meeting immediately stopped excessive bleeding. McCall Fire personnel arrived on scene,provided further medical attention, and transported the male to St. Luke's McCall. McCall Fire personnel reported that Officer McPherson's quick application of the tourniquet to the male's arm likely saved the r male's life. Lieutenant Palmer asked that all please join in congratulating Officer McPherson on his receipt of the McCall Police Department Lifesaving Award. Chief Williams added that he was on the scene with Officer McPherson, and stated that due to his military training, Officer McPherson was able to respond quickly using the tourniquet. He stated s r that he had gone through some tourniquet training and was able to do something that most people, especially in law enforcement, could not do. He stated it was amazing to have the witnessed this firsthand. He counts himself as a very lucky person who has very good people working for him. t Council expressed their appreciation of the Officers and were grateful they were able to recognize such significant acts. The City and Community is very fortunate to acknowledge amazing things I t that people do. B a DEPARTMENT REPORTS Chamber of Commerce Lindsey Harris presented the Chamber's report. She stated at this morning's Chamber board meeting the notion of copywriting the Visit McCall statement and logo was addressed and they have plans to move forward legally to accomplish this. She shared there was a scam mailer sent to Treasure Valley residents specifically advertising a free vacation to McCall using the Visit McCall verbiage and their own logo. This advertising did not emanate from the McCall Area Chamber of Commerce, and they were fortunate that some vigilant citizens took the time to reach out to the Chamber regarding the free vacation. She stated that the Chamber was happy that people brought it to their attention. As McCall becomes more on people's radar, more on the map, and more searched online we will see an uptick in possible scams. The Chamber is taking the necessary means to rectify that situation and help things moving forward to eliminate confusion. She also stated the Chamber wanted to express their appreciation of the Council's reconsideration of fireworks Local Option Tax funding or partial funding for 2022. The Chamber feels that they have r a relationship between Local Option Tax collections and their efforts to bring people to the area. 3 F The Chamber also recognizes that people do appreciate fireworks and come to town for fireworks so their hope is that Council will consider those items. Ms. Harris expressed the Chamber's appreciation of city staff, Police Department, Parks and Recreation, and everybody who worked so hard over the Fourth of July holiday. From the Chamber's perspective, she thought things went w smoothly and the 10 Days of Fun Guide really helped provide resources and direct people on how to recreate responsibly and respect our area. It was unfortunate to see trash left behind and they will continue to educate people as they come to our area and make some efforts to let people know what to expect when they visit since we are experiencing unprecedented volumes. Council expressed their appreciation of the Chamber and what they contribute to the Community. City Manager Council Member Holmes had a question on active cases of Covid in Valley County. City Manager Anette Spickard stated the metrics for Covid will be discussed at the end of the meeting but shared that as of last week there were 876 total positive cases throughout the whole course of Covid. She did not have the specific number of current cases but there is an uptick in cases since Memorial Day. MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 4 of 14 1 x' July 8, 2021 Regular Meeting -'a There are no questions or comments related to any of the other Department Reports. PUBLIC COMMENT Mayor Giles called for public comment at 5:48 p.m. City Clerk BessieJo Wagner gave a synopsis of the written comments received: 198 new comments were received, and of those comments 9 were in favor of the Ordinance prohibiting feeding of wildlife. Out of the 198 comments, (of those 9 had a McCall address and 6 did not) and 185 were against relocating or euthanizing deer of which 51 of the comments were made by someone who had commented previously (of the 142 unique persons who commented against relocating and euthanizing the deer, 69 had a McCall address and 73 did not) s Of the total comments received from June 3rd to July 81h, there were 543 comments and of those i 401 were made by unique persons; 161 had a McCall address and of those 25 were in favor of the Ordinance prohibiting feeding of wildlife, 2 were neutral, and 133 were against relocating or euthanizing deer; 240 had a non-McCall address, of those 6 were in favor of the Ordinance prohibiting feeding of wildlife, 1 was neutral and 233 were against relocating or euthanizing deer Hearing no comments, Mayor Giles closed the comment period at 5:50 p.m. x BUSINESS AGENDA P AB 21-177 Request to appoint Christina Nemec to the McCall Area Planning and Zoning Commission City Planner Brian Parker presented the request to appoint Christina Nemec to the Planning and Zoning Commission. Pursuant to McCall City Code Chapter 3.12, the McCall Area Planning and Zoning Commission consists of seven(7)members, four(4)of which are appointed by the McCall City Council. On June 1, 2021, the Commission vetted two letters of interest for the Planning and Zoning Commission vacancy. The vacancy was advertised for two weeks in the Star-News and two letters of interest were received from Ryan Kinzer and Christina Nemec. The Commission voted to recommend the appointment of Christina Nemec to fill the vacant seat on the Commission. Both applicants have been invited to attend the Council Meeting via MS Teams. a Council Member Callan moved to appoint Christina Nemec to a three (3) year term on the McCall Area Planning and Zoning Commission. 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. WORK SESSION 1 >f AB 21-183 Library Expansion Project Update and Request to Proceed with Construction Drawings MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page S of 14 July 8, 2021 Regular Meeting City Manager Anette Spickard presented the Library Expansion Project update. At the May 18, 2021, election voters approved the City issuing bonds in the amount of$4.2 million to support the i Library Expansion Project. The City's consultants on the project — Ratio Architects and CM Company — will update Council on the proposed project design concept, timelines, and updated cost estimates. City Manager Spickard introduced the work session to the Council stating that the session was to update the Council on the next steps for the library expansion project. On the line to present are t Nathan Stewart the Public Works Director who will be the city's project manager for the project and work with the consultant team. She stated that there is a staff steering committee made up of Nathan Stewart, Anette Spickard, City Manager; Meg Lojek, Library Director; Linda Stokes, City Treasurer; and Kurt Wolf, Parks and Recreation Director. She stated that the City will continue to i have our consultants on board - Dennis Humphries with Ratio Architects, our Construction Manager Trey Crookston from CM Company, and his estimator Tim Bybee. The goal of the work session is to review the design concepts to give the go ahead to Ratio Architects to move forward with the Planning and Zoning Application for design review. There will also be an overview of the construction timeline. Dennis Humphries, a principal with Ratio Architects, gave an overview of the history of his involvement with the project and an overview of the project itself. He stated that they are scheduled to present to the Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) on October 51" with all documents prepared and an application submitted by August 241". The purpose of the discussion tonight is to talk about the project and answer any questions that the Council might have. He stated that the j project is simply a two-story addition to the north side of the existing library that consists of twelve thousand square feet or six thousand square feet per floor in addition to the existing library of x# 16,000 square feet being repurposed for a variety of community and public uses that support the library.He described the design of the library for the Council including interior and exterior details. d Trey Crookston, President of CM Company and Construction Manager for the team, gave a quick update on the schedule and pointed out a few highlights. He gave an update on the status of the Parks Department move, which must happen prior to the Library project. The prefabricated building is expected to arrive in January 2022, so the tentative plan is to start the Parks project in March of 2022 to conclude in July 2022. Bids for the Library should go out in December of 2021with approval requests coming to Council in January. He briefly spoke about the challenges regarding the costs and availability of construction supplies with hopes to begin in July 2022 with project completion in May 2023. Mr. Crookston shared that the project currently looks to be about $500K over budget due to the over inflation of goods. r Tim Bybee, Project Estimator with CM Company, shared that he has 17 years of experience in estimate creation and has a good understanding of what the field requires. He stated he has never seen anything like what we've experienced over the last year and a half, however,he is optimistic. He described the process used for estimating the price of a project. As the team works with Mr. Humphries, they hope to identify areas for cost savings. He did not want to give the Council any false expectations, but the team will work to find the most efficient and cost-effective ways to construct the project. Public Works Director Nathan Stewart stated he is happy to be part of the team and is looking "Y forward to learning more about the project. Library Director Meg Lojek interjected she is also very MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 6 of 14 July 8, 2021 Regular Meeting s f confident in the team that is working on this project. She has presented to the Library Foundation giving them an update on the status of the project; the Foundation is also very supportive. Overall, Council was supportive of the project and comfortable with the design that will be presented to Planning and Zoning for consideration. City Manager Spickard gave an update on next steps which includes design review with PZC in September. Staff will be coming before Council with bond information for the bond sale and working on those legal authorities to get that executed to receive the funding. She stated once staff has the formal bidding underway, the City will be negotiating another version of the contract with CM Company to get the construction going. r BUSINESS AGENDA 4 t AB 21-178 Request for Council to Adopt an Ordinance Regarding Prohibiting the Feeding of Wildlife t Police Chief Justin Williams presented the Ordinance regarding Prohibiting the Feeding of Wildlife. On May 27, 2021, Council directed staff to continue with preparation of a proposed ordinance prohibiting the feeding of wildlife within the City of McCall. On June 10, 2021, in cooperation with Idaho Fish and Game(IFG), staff presented some ordinance language for review and discussion. Council gave some suggestions and some desired changes and requested staff bring back code language in ordinance form for them to review. s After discussion and additional inforration from IFG on June 24, 2021, Council directed staff to continue with a proposed ordinance prohibiting the feeding of wildlife within the City of McCall. Staff has created the Ordinance and Summary for review and adoption, and it has been reviewed by the city attorney. Regan Berkley of IFG gave some updates to statistics stating she wanted to clan a couple of the g Y g P g clarify p numbers that were presented at the last meeting. She stated there were a couple members of the public who reached out to her asking for clarification. She reiterated she had shared at the last meeting information from several studies that mortalities from trapping runs at an average of 4%, and as previously mentioned, deer that are being translocated also experience elevated mortality at their new location as they are getting used to their new surroundings. She wanted to make sure everybody understood this is in addition to the 4% during trapping. The mortality at the new site can vary greatly between studies due to many different factors,but the several studies she has read suggest around 20-25% mortality in the first couple of months following release. She reiterated that she wanted to make sure everybody had the same information and that she was very clear. C Mayor Giles asked Ms. Berkley to refresh the Council's memory on what the percent of winter mortality we are experiencing with the McCall herd. Ms. Berkley responded by sharing some minimum estimates based on talking to the McCall Police Department and looking through IFG responses to dead and severely injured deer during this past winter. She stated that between the two agencies the best estimate is a mortality rate of somewhere in the 20-25%range. This excludes any deer dying that they have no knowledge about. The Council wanted to know how that relates to a typical winter range. Ms. Berkley shared that a typical winter range varies quite a lot, and it varies by age. She stated it is not uncommon for doe survival to be very high as the adult survival rate tends to be very high on natural winter ranges and tends to run 95% or higher. Fawn survival varies as in very good winters, running at 80% plus, but during rough winters those number are MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 7 of 14 July 8, 2021 Regular Meeting a much a lower. This brings the averages to somewhere in the 55-60% survival rate range which translates to about 40% mortality specifically for fawns. Given the fact that the City's deer population generally consists of about half to two-thirds of the population being adult female deer (does) and the remainder split up between bucks and fawns, the overall winter mortality among all age classes probably is somewhere in the 25% range. Council Member Nielsen asked about what it could look like in the future if the Council did nothing and did not adopt the ordinance. Ms. Berkley stated that there could be rapid growth for town deer and disease is a potential issue. Council Member Nielsen asked about if there was an enforcement of feeding and if none were relocated would there be an adverse effect. Ms. Berkley stated that there would be a high number of starvation deaths. Staff clarified the intent of the ordinance is NOT to eradicate wildlife in anyway. Deer will still be in town in spring and summer and then start migrating out in the fall. >? Council Member Callan moved to suspend the rules and read by title only, one time only Ordinance no. 1003. Council Member Maciaszek seconded the motion. Additional Discussion i Council Member Holmes recognized it is not the Council's job to manage wildlife but feels that if the Council adopts the ordinance, they would then be managing wildlife against the wishes of the g community. Council Member Nielsen stated that the ordinance links the City to management of wildlife and is concerned with the comments received that many were misguided and emotional. Council Member Holmes stated she did not feel that the ordinance was necessary for IFG to m manage wildlife. Mayor Giles clarified it is about feeding wildlife. Council Member Nielsen personally supports the Ordinance but does not feel the City should support the action of Fish and Game management as a city. He feels there should have been a feeding ordinance years ago that could have prevented this scenario. He feels that generally people see the need for the ordinance, they just do not support the actions of IFG and unfortunately the two are linked. Council Member Holmes feels that there is a lot of education that can be done, and she shared that { many feel the antifeeding is correct. She is not against the feeding ordinance, but it is linked to the relocation of deer and possibly the euthanizing of deer. Council Member Callan stated she felt the ordinance needs to happen as people have continued to interfere with the natural habitat and n migration of the wildlife, and IFG are the professionals who are educated on what those wildlife migration patterns are. She reiterated that these animals are wild and are not intended for people to feed them. Mayor Giles asked about other areas that have instituted no feeding ordinances. Ms. Berkley gave examples of other communities and shared that some have had a managed hunting within the city as well as a wide variety of ways to deal with wildlife in urban areas. Council Member Maciaszek J appreciated Council Member Callan's comments stating that managing the wildlife is what the public is doing when they feed the wildlife and that herein is the issue. He is concerned with people a 1 trying to domesticate wildlife and does not believe the City needs to wait until someone is killed 1 to act. He re-iterated that the problem is people feeding the wildlife and trying to domesticate wild animals. MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 8 0f 14 July 8, 2021 Regular Meeting Y Council Member Nielsen asked if IFG would be open to exploring other management options, and would they give it time? Ms. Berkley responded that IFG always looks at all options and they would keep all informed. She stated that if there was a chronic wasting disease (CWD) case that would prohibit their ability to relocate. If IFG waits and the deer are sick and dying, then they cannot relocate them. Council Member Nielsen is struggling with the ordinance between knowing that it needs to happen, the resulting management techniques, and listening to the community. Council Member Callan stated if Council does not allow IFG to assess the situation, then the community will see them going through starvation and that is more horrible than seeing them trapped and relocated. Mayor Giles agrees with Council Member Callan and Council Member Maciaszek stating that the City needs to partner with IFG. Council Member Nielsen is conflicted. Council Member Maciaszek stated that IFG will assess and manage the situation. They are not going to round them up and remove them all tomorrow. He is confident with Ms. Berkley as a biologist to manage the situation and ultimately, we, as a community, want healthy wildlife. In a roll call vote Council Member Callan, Council Member Maciaszek, and Mayor Giles all t voted aye, Council Member Holmes and Council Member Nielsen voted no, and the motion Y carried. City Clerk BessieJo Wagner read Ordinance No. 1003: An ordinance of the City of McCall, Valley County, Idaho, amending Title 5, Public Safety, Chapter 7,Animal Control, of the McCall city code,to-wit: amending Section 5.7.010,Definitions, to add the following definitions: Attracting/Attractant, Birds, Edible Material, Feeding/Feed, Habituated, Public Employee, Squirrels, Waterfowl, Wild Turkey, Wildlife and amend the definition for Impounded; enacting Section 5.7.400, Feeding/Attracting Wildlife Prohibition, to prohibit the feeding or attracting of wildlife within the McCall city limits and provide penalties for violation. Council Member Callan moved to adopt Ordinance No. 1003 regarding prohibiting the feeding of wildlife, approve the publication of the summary, and authorize the Mayor to sign all necessary documents. Council Member Maciaszek seconded the motion. Additional comments Council Member Nielsen stated that the only thing he fundamentally disagrees with in this ordinance is that people should not be able to trap in town. He did acknowledge the Council had discussed that issue at length with legal counsel. In a roll call vote Council Member Callan, Council Member Maciaszek, and Mayor Giles all voted aye, Council Member Holmes and Council Member Nielsen voted no, and the motion carried. AB 21-176 Request for approval to submit two Idaho Broadband CARES Act Grant applications to support implementation of RAPID Economic Development Planner Delta James presented two Idaho Broadband CARES Act Grant applications to support implementation of RAPID. In 2020, the state of Idaho allocated $50M of its federal CARES Act allocation to support the installation of broadband infrastructure through a =7 competitive grant program administered by Idaho Commerce. $1 OM was not utilized at that time MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 9 of 14 July 8, 2021 Regular Meeting and is now being made available through a second grant application opportunity. Applicants are allowed to submit more than one project for funding consideration. The grant eligibility criteria indicate that the City of McCall has two broadband infrastructure improvements (RAPID) planned for completion by December 31, 2021 that are eligible for grant x support. Local matching funds are not required. Grant applications for two 2021 RAPID projects are proposed: 1. Installation of approximately 4 miles of conduit and fiber to complete the western most portion of a city fiber loop along Deinhard Ln. and Boydstun St. from the airport west and closing the loop at St. Luke's McCall. This project includes installation of free public wireless access points at the airport,Rotary Park, and St. Luke's Hospital. The total project budget and grant request is $720,000. 2. Neighborhood level pilot project as identified in the RAPID strategic plan adopted by Council to establish a fiber distribution loop within city streets and bring fiber to the home in an area of primarily full-time residents, including 12 deed-restricted local housing units. The total estimated project budget and grant request is $194,000. There were no questions or comments from Council. i Council Member Nielsen moved to approve submittal of two Idaho CARES Act Broadband Grants and authorize the Mayor to sign all necessary documents. Council Member Maciaszek seconded the motion.In a roll call vote Council Member Nielsen,Council Member Maciaszek, Mayor Giles, Council Member Callan, and Council Member Holmes all voted aye, and the motion carried. A_ B 21-180 Request to Approve Resolution 21-26 Authorizing the Execution of a Cooperative Agreement with ITD — Key No. 13471 SH-55 and Deinhard Lane Intersection Improvements Public Works Director Nathan Stewart presented Resolution 21-26 authorizing the execution of a Cooperative Agreement with ITD — Key No. 13471 for SH-55 and Deinhard Lane Intersection Improvements. The City and ITD District 3 (D3) have been working collaboratively to coordinate efforts and investment to improve the intersection of Deinhard and SH-55 for current and future traffic needs. Given the City's plans to reconstruct Deinhard Lane (between SH-55 and Samson Trail), D3 has expressed interest in investing in improvements to SH-55 at the Deinhard intersection to construct a formal eastbound turn lane for northbound traffic on SH-55 and wider ` turning radii for westbound traffic on Deinhard Lane turning north on to SH-55. This collaborative effort is demonstrated in the proposed Cooperative Agreement between ITD D3 ' and the City to commence preliminary engineering design of both the Deinhard Lane (between SH-55 and Samson Trail) and the intersection improvements within the SH-55 ROW at Deinhard, as previously described. Horrocks Engineers will be the design consultant for the project which ' will be managed by City Engineer/Public Works Director and the D3 Engineer. If approved, preliminary design effort will commence and be completed by the end of September. This initial design effort will allow for refined final design and construction cost estimates so that both ITD and the City can confirm that available funding exists for construction in FY22 or MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 10 of 14 July 8, 2021 Regular Meeting t j' i postpone the project for a future year so that sufficient funding can be achieved. The draft Cooperative Agreement has been reviewed by D3 legal counsel. There were no questions or comments from Council. Council Member Callan moved to approve Resolution 21-26 authorizing the execution of the Cooperative Agreement SH-55 and Deinhard/Boydstun Corridor Exchange Feasibility Study contingent on the D3 legal review with no material changes. Council Member a Maciaszek seconded the motion.In a roll call vote Council Member Callan,Council Member Maciaszek, Mayor Giles, Council Member Holmes, and Council Member Nielsen all voted aye, and the motion carried. AB 21-179 McCall Local Housing Program Update and Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a Housing Action Plan Community& Economic Development Director Michelle Groenevelt presented the McCall Local Housing Program update and Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a Housing Action Plan. In 2018, the McCall City Council adopted McCall In Motion/City of McCall Housing Strategy and the McCall Area Comprehensive Plan. The Plans outline the need for a Local Housing Program that includes a variety of for sale or rent units with various price points to support a year around community. Director Groenevelt reviewed the McCall's Local Housing Program with the status of each component to date. She stated that the current program started back in 2018 with the adoption of the McCall Area Housing Strategy which staff was able to develop the McCall Local Housing Program. The Program has 6 components: i 1 1. Private Development Incentive Program: Rental or Ownership — This is primarily funded through Tourism LOT funds and some in the General fund. Developers can request the $10,000 ` incentive,then they must deed restrict the housing. The people that want to either purchase or rent these deed restricted housing units must qualify, such as being employed within the City limits and live here full time. The units cannot default to short term rentals. 1 2. Request for Qualifications/Proposals for Owned Properties — This is where the City or other government agency that owns land would do an RFP to develop the land into community housing. 3. Land Banking- Housing Policy Implementation Fund was established: an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the unassigned fund balance calculated as of September 30 each fiscal year after all other minimum fund balances. As of October 2020, there was about $218,230 that can be used 1 for land banking. 4.Annexation/Zoning Map Amendment for New Development—To date there are not any projects that fits this category. However,both annexation and rezones are discretionary actions which gives the City the ability to negotiate with developers about housing as it relates to those projects. t 5. Regulatory—A list of regulatory or code changes to incent, reduce development standards, and expediate the approval processes are in place. 6. Temporary or Seasonal Housing - Provide employers the opportunity to provide temporary housing for employees during the peak summer season. MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 11 of 14 July 8, 2021 Regular Meeting i ' The Housing Advisory Committee developed the Request for Qualification (RFQ) for a McCall 1 Housing Action Plan as a next step. The purpose of the Action Plan is to outline specific tasks and resources for the next 5-10 years. There was some discussion regarding the timeline of the Housing Action Plan, it could take 6 months to a year to complete. During that time if other opportunities for housing, the timeline of the development of the plan would not preclude other opportunities. 1 Council Member Holmes moved to approve the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Housing Action Plan and authorize the Mayor to sign all necessary documents. 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. E AB 21-181 LOT Commission Chair Presentation AND Discussion on Top Priority Allocation to Payette Land Trust to Purchase River Front Property City Clerk BessieJo Wagner presented the Local Option Tax (LOT) Commission Chair i presentation and discussion on top priority allocation to Payette Land Trust to Purchase River Front Property to Council, stating that during the June 25, 2021, City Council Budget Work Session, the Council discussed the Local Option Tax Commission's recommended projects for FY22 funding. The Council had some questions regarding the Payette Land Trust's (PLT) application for acquisition of 44 acres of property along the Payette River, under the Payette Land Trust's Payette River Basin Initiative. Council requested that the LOT Commission Chair present the Commission's reasoning for choosing this application as a top priority to be fully funded. LOT Commission Chair Paul Christensen presented to Council stating that Craig Utter with the Payette Land Trust made the presentation to the LOT Commission. The request was for $75,000 Y for land acquisition with river access for both kayaking and tubing, and access for trail hiking. This land was purchased in 2019 and was initially assessed at about $1.2 million but the two k' owners were able to purchase it for $750,000. The current owners have agreed to sell it to the Payette Land Trust for $350,000 to ensure conservation easements. The Payette Land Trust is 3 taking donations to make the purchase. The $75,000 requested of LOT funds would be added to their other donations that were now up to about$200,000. The LOT Commission's discussion was that one of the priorities besides housing was programs for children. It was discussed that this land k with access to the river would be a wonderful gift to our children and great grandchildren. The Commission felt that since much of the native land in and around McCall is being developed, it would be great to have some undeveloped land next to the river. Mr. Christensen stated that it was also brought up that the land is important for animal habitat and so it is important to preserve that part of the river. He reiterated that it was a priority to preserve the natural land into the future. The Council asked some clarification questions such as understanding the intent of the land purchase is for a conservation easement. The Council expressed their appreciation of Mr. Christensen's time to explain the LOT Commission's process and why they thought the project should be a priority. The Council will need additional information from staff and legal counsel prior to making a final decision on whether to fund the Payette Land Trust through the Local Option Tax process. Covid-19 Update and Review of Mask Metrics Status City Manager Spickard gave an update on the case count in Valley County in response to Council Member Holmes' question earlier. She stated that she just looked it up and learned the information MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 12 of 14 July 8, 2021 Regular Meeting is for Valley County and is not drilled down to the City level. For Valley County on June 20 there were 9 new positives, June 27 there were 6 new positives, and July 4 there were 4 new positive cases of Covid in Valley County. Police Chief Justin Williams presented the Covid-19 update and mask metrics status. He stated that after Memorial Day weekend there was a spike and, at one point for the two-week average, Valley County was one of the highest, if not the highest, in the State. He shared that currently Valley County is trending downward,but there was a spike through the middle of June.The metrics for the vaccine uptake of 65%has not been met, currently the County is at 56.4%. Another metric not being met is the positivity rate to remain below 5%, as for the most recent is at a 11.1% rate. Chief Williams stated that the City had reached out to Central District Health (CDH) and Gina Pannell to ask if the County was not meeting three of the four metrics and to offer recommendations. The response from CDH was that they would need to take a complete view of the situation to try to determine what should be done and reiterated the best practice is to use masks, although the CDC has made the announcement that masks are no longer recommended when people are vaccinated. He would recommend for the Council to push forward a media B campaign again and not to make a judgment decision on these spikes in the summer because it was anticipated that these spikes would come. He compared the spikes to the same time last year. City Manager Spickard expressed her concern the population under 12 cannot yet be vaccinated and are susceptible to the Delta variant. She felt that with the rise in cases and considering that those under the age of 12 cannot be vaccinated, the Council may wish to discuss some kind of action. Also considering that there is no formal action at the State or CDH level, the City may just want to continue to monitor and see what happens or take some action. Some parents have expressed their concerns of being in a non-masked environment with the possibility of bringing home the virus to their children. P There was some discussion regarding the strain on the medical community. Originally when the mask mandate was put into place, the hospitals were filling up and there was not as much knowledge on how to treat Covid. Currently, there is not a strain on the medical community and x vaccinations are available. The Council discussed the vaccine mandate for St. Luke's employees. Staff re-iterated to the Council that they would continue to monitor the situation and keep the Council updated as well as it is up to the Council to direct staff if they should want to do something { more. It was acknowledged that staff does share information put out by St. Luke's. Chief Williams stated the City's Communications Manager Erin Greaves has done a good job of partnering with St. Luke's to get the message out. The Council agreed to continue to monitor the data. No other direction was given to staff } Upcoming Meetings Schedule Discussion ` Council discussed upcoming meetings. Council Member Maciaszek would need to be out by 10:00 on July 23 and Council Member Nielsen would not be attending the July 29th meeting. i EXECUTIVE SESSION At 8:26 p.m. Council Member Callan moved to go into Executive Session for: • Land Acquisition- 74-206 (1) (c) To acquire an interest in real property which is not owned by a public agency MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 13 of 14 July 8, 2021 Regular Meeting i Council Member Nielsen seconded the motion. In a roll call vote, Council Member Council Member Callan, Council Member Nielsen, Mayor Giles, Council Member Holmes, and Council Member Maciaszek all voted aye, and the motion carried. ` Council discussed possible land acquisition. RETURN TO OPEN SESSION At 9:00 p.m. Council Member Nielsen moved to return to Open Session. Council Member Callan seconded the motion. In a voice vote, all members voted aye, and the motion carried. Council consensus to staff regarding the Executive Session topic is for staff to obtain more information. ADJOURNMENT Without further business, Mayor Giles adjourned the meeting at 9:02 p.m. ATTEST: S��' D7.bert S. Giles, ayor z U BessieJo Wag r, City uiqr& ����uu►+++ MCCALL CITY COUNCIL Page 14 of 14 July 8, 2021 Regular Meeting