Moyie Springs City Council minutes
January 17, 2013
City Council met in regular session December 5,
2012, at the Moyie Springs City Hall.
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Doug
Evans. Present were Councilmen Steve Economu,
Chad Farrens, Terry Johnson, Bart Klaus, City
Attorney Dan Featherston, Fire Chief Ken English
and Public Works Supervisor John Nelson.
Discussed the minutes of the regular meeting on
November 7, 2012. A motion was made by Bart
Klaus and seconded by Chad Farrens to approve
the minutes as written. Motion carried.
Discussed the financial statement. A motion was
made by Chad Farrens and seconded by Terry
Johnson to approve as written. Motion carried.
George Elliott, Mike Sloan and David Sims
attended the meeting.
George Elliott attended the meeting to discuss
the ordinance the City of Moyie has prohibiting
the sale of liquor on election day. George said
we are the only ones who prohibit the sale of
liquor on election day and he would like to see
it changed. Sandy will check to see what dates
the State of Idaho prohibits the sale of liquor.
David Sims, EDC, attended the meeting and
reported North Idaho Essentials has shipped
equipment to their property north of Bonners,
and it has arrived. They will send a technician
the end of February. Mack Worley, the bark man
from Oregon, will be here next week. David also
said Potlatch Credit Union purchased the
building behind Verizon. They will use ½ of the
building, put in a drive thru and rent out the
other half. The new president of NIC, Joe Dunlap
will be in Bonners on Monday, December 10th.
Mike Sloan said we want to show support for NIC
in Bonners Ferry to keep it here.
Discussed the South Division waterline and road
project. John Nelson said he thinks we should
get started – it will take a year to get our
part done. John talked to Steven Boorman and it
will take about 1 month to move the power poles,
transfer the power and remove the old lines.
John said Steve Boorman wants to put the poles
on the east side of the road, on the pavement.
People would have to drive around them for
awhile. Steve Boorman would also like a 10’
vegetation easement. The City of Bonners Ferry
will be doing some work at the Moyie Substation
in the future. John said if we get the base of
the road done, we could probably get a grant to
have it paved. John said when he checked on 8”
pipe, it was $8.48/ft and he will need 1000 ft.,
and he will also replace the water meters. Steve
Economu asked if it would be feasible to put
another lane on the other side of the poles?
John said JRS has 2 different drawings – 1 with
a 50’ right-of-way and one with a 60’
right-of-way. John said it will cost $15,000 -
$18,000 for pipe and fittings. John was told to
get some up-to-date prices. John said the price
of pipe goes along with the price of oil. John
said Steve Boorman would like to go in and come
out of the Moyie Substation – he would have to
cut across Roosevelt and he said it would be
fixed properly. It would be up to the council as
to whether they permit him to cut across
Roosevelt. Steve Economu said Bev Plato called
him and asked if we could do something about
East Mountain View because it’s so rough. Steve
told her it is too late to grade the roads.
Discussed Christmas bonuses. A motion was made
by Chad Farrens and seconded by Steve Economu to
give $300.00 each to John and Sandy and $75.00
to Ken English. Motion carried.
Sandy told the council the interest rate on the
Time Certificate that matured on November 16th,
and automatically renewed, is .15%.
Discussed Ordinance #118 – the supplement to
#109. A motion was made by Steve Economu and
seconded by Terry Johnson approving the 1st
reading. Motion carried.
Discussed Ordinance #119 – concerning council
absences. Sandy read the first reading. A motion
was made by Chad Farrens and seconded by Steve
Economu approving the first reading. Motion
Discussed the Comprehensive Plan. Dan & Sandy
will write a letter, that will go in the water
bills, explaining the process of approving the
There was no KVRI report.
Discussed the Volunteer Fire Department. Ken
English reported the following: Nov. 1 – Fire
call; Nov 7 – LEPC meeting; Nov 13 – Pickup fire
at Moyie Club; Nov. 21 – Fire Chiefs meeting.
Ken said everything is running great. The Red
Cross is still looking for people to volunteer –
the Red Cross pays all expenses and training.
Ken said the people from the National Weather
Center were at the LEPC meeting and said the
rain is almost done, and it should snow this
weekend. Ken said there is fire training coming
up in January, and he would like all the firemen
to at least look at it to see if they are
interested. Ken said when the firemen are paged,
they need to know the time.
Discussed the Water & Sewer systems. John Nelson
reported we pumped a high on November 15th of
134,200 gpd; a low on the 2nd & 18th of 0; an
average of 102,483 and a total for the month of
November of 3,074,500 gallons. John told the
council he went to Rathdrum and picked up cold
mix on Friday. The well site building is
finished. John said we had a water sample show
positive for coliform – not ecoli. There is
something wrong with the sample station and John
will dig it up the Spring. John said he has to
take 5 more samples in December. If they come
back absent, we’re OK.
Discussed the white board for the meeting side
of the building. The City of Bonners Ferry did
not have one that we could have. John said a 4’
x 6’ piece of safety glass will cost $122.40. A
motion was made by Chad Farrens and seconded by
Bart Klaus authorizing John to purchase the
safety glass for $122.40. Motion carried. John
would like to purchase an electronic chlorine
testing meter for $415.00. A motion was made by
Chad Farrens and seconded by Terry Johnson
authorizing John to purchase the meter. Motion
Copies of the letters written by Jaye Gross and
Rosanne Smith were given to the council. The
letters were published on News Bonners Ferry.
Discussed the bills. A motion was made by Bart
Klaus and seconded by Chad Farrens to pay the
bills. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Chad Farrens and seconded
by Steve Economu to adjourn. Motion carried.
Attest: City Clerk
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