The May 7, 2013 Kuna City Council meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. with all council members except Richard Cardoza present. With no old business or citizen’s reports the council jumped right in to new business.
Presenting for the Ada County Prosecutor’s office, who contracts prosecutorial services for Kuna, Brian Naugle, Deputy Ada County Prosecutor gave the annual report. They prosecuted 20 DUI and over a dozen domestic violence cases. He reported that in the last year they have not dismissed or reduced any DUI cases. He also added that the Ada County Prosecutor’s office will be requesting a rate increase. Last year, Naugle estimates, prosecutorial services cost Kuna about $44,000. They will be requesting it be raised to $48 or $49 thousand he said.
Next up, Ryan Head, Transportation Planning Coordinator for ACHD presented information to the council regarding details as to why it was unlikely that a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant would be unattainable for Kuna in regards to an overpass construction due to the time schedule of the grant, and the mismatched time schedule of the process with ACHD. He added that ACHD has retained a consultant to determine the best location for the overpass, and that the first draft for public comment should be available sometime in late June or early July. Mayor Greg Nelson said that by October we should have a location selected.
A lot split request for a property at the southeast corner of Avalon and 10 Mile Roads was tabled due to being hung up on city code requirements. The request, on behalf of the Falcon Ridge Public Charter School is to split the parcel in to three lots in order to construct a new school to replace the temporary buildings that make up the charter school.
Other city business included approval for a city employee to attend a grant administration workshop and a presentation by John Marsh, City Treasurer, for the October, 2012 through March, 2013 fiscal report.
Two ordinances were passed annexing properties in to the Kuna Municipal irrigation District.