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Council to discuss JPA, appointed officials

by EVIE SEABERG
Staff Writer | February 21, 2024 1:00 AM

SANDPOINT — Among other items on its agenda, Sandpoint City Council will again consider the city’s continuation in the Selkirk Fire Joint Powers Agreement at its meeting tonight.

The agreement has been discussed at the two most recent council meetings, and a public working session held at the end of January. Sandpoint has been a part of the agreement since its 2014 creation but is currently considering the benefits to the community before entering into another term. The item is listed as an action item if the council decides on how it wishes to move forward. 

Following recent recommendations from the Sandpoint Development Impact Fee Advisory Committee, the council will consider extending the expenditure period for two capital projects from eight to 11 years and moving $100,000 from the downtown two-way conversion project to the Ontario Street realignment project.  

Council members will also consider amending Sandpoint City Code to reinstate and include the community planning and development director and the public works director within the city's list of designated appointed officers and officials

The meeting is expected to end in an executive session to discuss matters pertaining to Idaho Code 74-206 which describes “consideration of evaluation, dismissal or disciplining of, or complaints or charges brought against, a public officer, employee, staff member or individual agent and to consider acquiring an interest in real property not owned by a public agency.”

The meeting begins today, Feb. 21, at Sandpoint City Hall, 1123 Lake St., starting at 5:30 p.m. The public can attend in person or online at sandpointidaho.gov.