Bonners Ferry City Council minutes, September 22

MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING

September 22, 2023

8:30 AM

Mayor Staples opened the meeting at 8:30 am. Present for the meeting included Council members Val Thompson, Rick Alonzo and Brion Poston. Ron Smith was absent. Staff present were City Engineer Mike Klaus, Clerk Treasurer Deborah Garcia. There were no public present.

NEW BUSINESS

  1. CITY PUBLIC HEARING- FY2022/2023 BUDGET AMENDMENT

The Mayor opened the public hearing to consider FY2022/2023 budget amendments, noting that the file had been properly noticed within the Herald and as presented to Council through the attached document to the council packet.

Noting that no public was present for the meeting, the Mayor then closed the public hearing.

  • CITY {action Item} (attachment)– First Reading by Title Only of Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriation Ordinance

Rick Alonzo made the motion to have the first reading by title only of fiscal year 2023 Appropriation Ordinance. Val Thompson Seconded the motion.

Result: Approve
Moved by: Rick Alonzo
Seconded by Val Thompson
Voted Yes Rick Alonzo, Brion Poston, Val Thompson
Voted No  
Absent Ron Smith
  • City {action Item}– Suspend the Reading Rules and Adopt Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriation Ordinance #614.

Mike Klaus read Ordinance #614 by title only:

AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED THE AMENDED ANNUAL APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR, BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2022, APPROPRIATING THE SUM OF $16,237,747 TO DEFRAY THE EXPENSES AND LIABILITIES OF THE CITY OF BONNERS FERRY, FOR SAID FISCAL YEAR, AUTHORIZING A LEVY OF SUFFICIENT TAX UPON THE TAXABLE PROPERTY AND SPECIFYING THE OBJECTS AND PURPOSES FOR WHICH SUCH APPROPRIATIONS ARE MADE.

Rick Alonzo made the motion to suspend the reading rules and adopt fiscal year 2023 Appropriation Ordinance #614. Brion Poston seconded the motion.

Result: Approve
Moved by: Rick Alonzo
Seconded by Brion Poston
Voted Yes Rick Alonzo, Brion Poston, Val Thompson
Voted No  
Absent Ron Smith
  • CITY {action Item} (attachment)– Request to seek competitive bids for a new Vactor truck for the water and sewer Departments.

Mike explained that over a month ago they had put together a Capital plan for water and sewer where it showed the purchase of a vactor truck. There were two pathways that they could go one would be leasing and the other was an out right bid and purchase with one lump sum. The budget was a bit lower for this and Mike feels that the lowest bids are going to come in around $650,000.00. range and they anticipate around $700,000.00 or

$800,000.00. There is sufficient money in the water and sewer fund to purchase the truck outright. If they move out to bid, staff will put an ad in the paper today and in two weeks a bid opening on October 13, 2023, the city will receive bids by 3:00pm. If they are in the range that is expected and council chooses to purchase it on the October 17, 2023, Council meeting, it could be purchased at that time. This is just a request to go out to bid. The last truck was purchased in 2007. Mike stated that the water and sewer department would keep the old truck for a back up and keep it in operational condition.

Brion Poston made a motion to seek competitive bids for a new vactor truck for the water and sewer department. Rick Alonzo seconded the motion.

Result: Approve
Moved by: Brion Poston
Seconded by Rick Alonzo
Voted Yes Rick Alonzo, Brion Poston, Val Thompson
Voted No  
Absent Ron Smith

ADJOURNMENT

Having no further business, the Mayor adjourned the council meeting at 8:42 am.

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