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<br />August 1, 1985 <br /> <br />300 <br /> <br />CITY OF AMMON <br />Aug. 1, 1985 <br /> <br />Minutes of the Rggular Meeting of the Mayor and City Council: <br /> <br />The meeting was called to order at 7:30 P.M. by Mayor Russell N. Swensen with the <br />following City Officials present: <br />Mayor Russell N. Swensen City Clerk Deon Hemingway <br />Councilman Thayle D. Monson Public Works Director Hayse L.Whiteley <br />Councilman Robert D. Williamson Engineer David E. Benton <br />Councilwoman Carol A.' Dille Animal Control Officer Mark Branson <br />Councilman ~erle J. ~uigley <br /> <br />Others present during the meeting were Jane Smith of 2005 Curlew Drive, Charlene J. <br />Smith of 1960 Curlew Drive, Jacque Stauder of 2015 Curlew Drive, a group of fifteen I <br />young people from Curlew Drive and surrounding area, and Brett Wood of 3545 Samuel St. <br /> <br />The pledge of allegiance to the flag was directed by Councilman ~uigley and prayer was <br />offered by Councilwoman Dille. The minutes of the meeting on May 2, 1985. were approved <br />with a motion by Councilman Williamson, a second by Councilman Monson, and voting all in <br />favor. <br /> <br />Jacque Stauder of 2015 Curlew Drive presented a petition signed by 21 residents express- <br />ing concern for the safety of neighborhood children and pets because of a pit bulldog <br />belo in to Jack Hubler of 2020 Curlew Drive which has been attacking other dogs in the <br />public park Lions Park and requesting that the dog be determined to be "a public <br />menace and treated accordingly". The City Animal Control Officer reported that he talked <br />to Mr. Hubler who has agreed to keep the dog restrained on his property. Charlene Smith <br />offered her opinion that the dog is not dangerous to people and the owner is doing every- <br />thing possible to avoid further problems. She explained that all of the young people who <br />were present are acquainted with the dog and are not afraid of it. Mayor Swensen said <br />that the petition would be kept on file and that he would write a letter to Mr. Hubler. <br /> <br />Consideration was given to the following resolution to update the authorized signatures <br />for the records of the Idaho Bureau of Surplus Property: <br />"BE IT RESOLVED and hereby ordered that Russell N. Swensen, Mayor, and Hayse L. <br />Whiteley, Public Works Director, shall be and are hereby authorized as our representa- <br />tive to acquire federal surplus property from the Idaho State Bureau of Surplus <br />Propert y . " <br />It was moved by Councilman ~uigley and seconded by Councilman Monson that the resolu- <br />tion be adopted; voting was all in favor; motion carried. I <br /> <br />Approval was indicated for an Eagle Scout Project presented by Brett Wood to paint . <br />addresses on the curb in the neighborhood of his home on Samuel Street. <br /> <br />According to Councilman ~uigley, a number of people have inquired about getting some <br />of the streets paved that are not improved. He moved that the City Engineer get the <br />information together for creating a local improvement district for paving Romrell Lane, <br />Meadow Lane, Rose Dale Lane, and other improvements as needed in other areas of the <br />City. The motion was seconded by Councilwoman Dille; voting was all in favor; motion <br />carried. <br /> <br />With regard to a letter received from Arlene Coon of 3635 Wanda Street complaining about <br />the traffic problems which result from the activities of a home occupation in the neigh- <br />borhood (which is in the RP-A Zone), it was moved by Councilman Williamson and seconded <br />by Councilman Monson that the matter be referred to the Planning and Zoning Commission <br />for a recommendation concerning whether a home business is applicable at 3765 Wanda <br />Street; voting was all in favor; motion carried. <br /> <br />The Public Works Director presented information on water metering equipment for the City <br />wells, work being done on the used fire truck and motor grader which were purchased re- <br />cently, and the acquisition of some used scaffolding materials. <br /> <br />Engineer Benton was instructed to follow through with compiling details on a suggestion <br />which he made to de-annex streets along the outer limits of the City to be consistent <br />with the present law that all of a street must be under one jurisdiction, either the City <br />or the County. <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />In response to a report about destruction of trees and the nuisance of people being in <br />the parks at late hours, Councilman ~uigley moved to add closing hours for Peterson Park <br />to the rules for the use of public parks as provided for in City Ordinance 6-14-5, with <br />the closing time to be 11 P.M. and the opening time 6 A.M. The motion was seconded by <br />Councilwoman Dille; voting was ~uigley yes, Dille yes, Williamson no, Monson yes; motion <br />carried. After further discussion on the hours, Councilman ~uigley moved and Council- <br />woman Dille seconded that the previous motion be reconsidered; voting was ~uigley yes, <br />Dille yes, Monson yes, Williamson yes; motion carried. It was then moved by Councilman <br />~uigley and seconded by Councilman Williamson that "5 A.M." be substituted for "6 A.M."; <br />voting was ~uigley yes, Williamson yes, Monson yes, Dille yes; motion carried. Appropri- <br />ate signs are to be posted regarding this regulation. <br />Claims to pay were approved in the 'amount of $29,372.97 along with vouchers for payroll <br />and related expenses paid since the previous meeting totaling $25,276.20. A motion to <br />adjourn was made by Councilman ~uigley and seconded by Councilman Monson with voting all <br />in favor; the,meeting was ~djourned at 9,20 P.~. ~ J1..~~ <br /> <br />ATTEST'~~ ~ <br /> <br />~~--- <br />