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CITY BUSINESS DETAILS 6-6-12 LMS

The East-Central Idaho Planning and Development Association, Inc. (ECIPDA) was the entity that guided the city through the Idaho Department of Commerce Community Development Block Grant application process which resulted in the procurement of a $500,000 grant to help fund the city’s wastewater treatment facility project.

During the city’s first council meeting of June a contract was approved for ECIPDA to provide some of the administration and management services related to that grant. The $55,000 contract enlists ECIPDA’s expertise in procuring needed professional services and preparing those contracts as well as completing an Environmental Assessment and submitting an Environmental Finding, plus fulfilling all the legal publication requirements. City staff will also be working on the grant specifications which will save on contract costs. Funds to pay for the ECIPDA services will come from the Block Grant award. The vote to approve the contract was unanimous.

After discussion the council agreed to extend the time frame on a previous order for Bill Schlenk to remove a carport on his property by July 1st. Issues over Schlenk’s carport began in 2010. It was determined there are changes in the works on city codes regarding carports and that no action should be taken until the Development Code now under review is finalized through the full public hearing and adoption process.

The July 1, 2012 deadline given Schlenk in February of last year was issued with the expectation that the Development Code revisions would be completed by that date.

In other business the City Council approved a Calvary Chapel request to close a section of Church Street between Shoup and Shanafelt streets, for Salmon River Days activities. The council approved the closure and keeping it on a yearly request basis.

The council also approved a professional services agreement with Steve Frazee for design and engineering work on the Fulton Street sidewalk.

The subject of developing the city’s own ‘conflict of interest’ policy was discussed at length and it was decided further research into state laws will be conducted by City Clerk Mary Benton.










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