The last two Kuna city council meetings were business as usual. In both meetings the annual renewals of alcohol licenses continues and were approved unanimously in the consent agendas.
At the April 1 meeting, a development modification request was debated for changing the access for the Ridley’s Family Market on Meridian Road to a full access instead of a right in and right out. Many drivers already enter or exit the parking lot this way turning across traffic but it is technically illegal. Debate centered mainly around safety concerns with the speed limit at 55 mph at that portion of the highway but the modification passed 3-1 with Council President Cardoza dissenting.
Nothing so dramatic occurred at the April 15 meeting but much more was on the agenda. J&M Sanitation discussed with the council this upcoming weekend’s Annual Kuna Clean-Up. Dropoff of items will occur at the Kuna Park. This year, bicycles will be collected and donated to a bike refurbish non-profit business that donates working bikes to needy children.
Reports were given to the council by ACHD on Commuteride, by Deputy Prosecutor Brian Naugle on the Ada County Prosecution Services Contract and by Kuna Police Chief Justin Dusseau who presented the annual crime report. (See article in next week’s issue.)
Several resolutions were passed relating to the Bridge Street/Avalon construction project beginning in May with ACHD.
A discussion was held regarding the establishment of a step, pay grade and promotion schedule for city employees.
It was approved for the city to purchase up to $14,000 in iPads and accessories to help the city council go paperless. The 15 tablets and associated equipment will bring the Kuna City Council into the future by avoiding the onerous task of printing paper packets for each meeting, saving valuable time and paper expense. The new iPads will be linked to a server and an additional wifi server will be put in place so the public attending the city council meetings will be able to access public documents as well.