October 9, 2019 – 6:30 p.m.


City Hall


The regular meeting of the Riggins City Council was called to order by Chairperson Roy Akins.  Councilors present – Miller, Wilson, and Friend.  Mayor McClure was absent.


Guests:  Bill Sampson and Gary Haueter


Staff: Jeff Joyce


SEPTEMBER MINUTES:  Council members were individually polled and all confirmed they had read the September meeting minutes.  Motion was made by Friend to approve the September meeting minutes as presented; motion was seconded by Wilson.  Voting yea, Akins, Wilson, Miller, and Friend.  No nays; motion carried.


FINANCIAL STATEMENT and BILLS FOR PAYMENT:  The financial statement was read detailing $1,467.89 paid after the September meeting bringing the total September disbursements to $45,065.42.  Bills in the amount of $29,758.46 were then presented for payment.  Motion was made by Friend to approve the financial statement and allow the bills for payment; seconded by Wilson.  Voting yea, Akins, Wilson, Friend, and Miller.  No nays; motion carried.  A copy of the financial report is attached and hereby made a part of this record.




EMS – no report


LIBRARY – no report


PUBLIC WORKS – no report


FIRE – Jeff Joyce reported the following:


^  HYDRANT VALVE @ NRA - Jeff spoke with the sub-contractor on the SCAT project, Jim Ormsby, about the ITD permit needed to locate the valve under the highway.  Jeff will coordinate with Dan Wash to locate the valve and proceed.


^ Homecoming Bonfire is tonight; fire truck is on site.


^ Fire Prevention Week activities will include the preschool and elementary students touring the fire station tomorrow.


^ Jeff is working on scheduling an Extrication Training on Saturday, October 26th.


^ Jeff reported that Dispatch is calling out the Salmon River Rural Fire Department only on structure fires, not any other incidents.  Apparently there is an issue between Sheriff Giddings and SRRFD Chief Yearsley.


2020 DARE TO KAYAK GRANT:  Clerk reported that Devon Barker-Hicks contacted the City about the 2020 Grant cycle and approving another grant through Idaho Department of Commerce.  Devon is considering have a parent group write the grant with the City of Riggins, and finding an entity to sponsor kids for the program.  Department of Commerce has been funding this program since 2011.  Akins indicated he would check into this further and report back.  Motion was made by Friend to approve the 2020 Grant application for Dare to Kayak; seconded by Akins.  Voting yea, Akins, Friend, Wilson and Miller.  No nays; motion carried.




EMS Tires – Bill Sampson submitted a written request of $486.55 for the six tires.


1956 Fire Truck – Roger Rashok submitted a bid of $500.


Motion was made by Miller to accept both bids; seconded by Wilson.  Voting yea, Miller, Wilson, Friend and Akins.  No nays; motion carried.


2020 PARKS & RECREATION GRANT – PARK BOAT RAMP:  The Clerk reported on a grant workshop she attended last week.  She had a chance to speak with both ID Parks & Recreation staff and Mike Gladhart, Committee member.  Gladhart indicated emphasis should be on the boat ramp, along with the entrance and exit road.  He indicated the committee felt having the upper parking lot as a priority on the last grant application was frowned upon.  Application deadline is January 31, 2020.


PERSONNEL POLICY MANUAL:  tabled until the November meeting.


DONATION TO CITY FACILITIES:  Bill Sampson is donating two wall mount projector screens; discussed putting one upstairs at the Riggins Community Center.  Sampson is also donating 4 security cameras with monitor to the stage project. 




PUBLIC WORKS POSITION – INTERVIEWS:  Council discussed the need to schedule interviews for the position.  It was decided to hold preliminary interviews on Friday afternoon, with a final interview to follow when Mayor McClure is available.  Clerk will proceed with scheduling.


CITY ATTORNEY FEES:  Councilor Wilson reported that he and the Clerk contacted Jerry Mason with AIC/ICRMP regarding concerns about legal fees; Mason indicated it is irrelevant that the City’s Attorney is also the Deputy Prosecutor, and that the City is responsible for the cost of prosecution of all crimes in the City.








There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:30 p.m.


Respectfully Submitted,


Brenda Tilley, City Clerk-Treasurer