RIGGINS CITY COUNCIL
October 28, 2013---6:30 p.m.
A special meeting of the Riggins City Council was called to order by Council Member Robert Crump. Councilors present were Friend and Miller; Councilor Akins and Mayor McClure were absent. Guests: Ross Campbell, Jonny Wilson, Bruce and Cris Way.
The purpose of this special meeting was to 1) review the CCR’s and plat submitted by Big Rock Condominiums, 2) discuss the Cemetery Hill water issues, 3) respond to CEDA’s request on their Rural Community Development Initiative funding grant, and 4) Personnel scheduling.
BIG ROCK CONDOMINIUMS: Bruce Way addressed the Council regarding the CCR’s and final plat that were forwarded to the Council. Motion was made by Miller to accept the plat and CCR’s; seconded by Friend. Voting yea, Miller, Friend and Crump. No nays; motion carried. Bruce requested that the Council Chairperson sign the final page of the mylar. Bruce alerted the Clerk that effective October 1st, there are 4 units needing billed for Sewer service.
CEMETERY HILL---WATER: Ross reviewed concerns with the water pipe on Cemetery Hill. He has started researching what was done in 2009 when there was a plan to replace 830 feet of pipe. Ross contacted DEQ and was told he could resubmit the plan to them and have it back in 30 days. It’s Ross’s understanding that if the volume or size of pipe is being changed, it must be engineered. If not, it does not need engineered. Discussed funding and easement issues, as well as completing the original 830 feet, or including the section down to Highway 95. Ross also visited with the Council regarding the need for a backhoe; using the skid steer is not feasible; there is a possibility that Case would do a trade-in for a backhoe. Ross will gather cost estimates and material list for the November 11th Council meeting. Motion was made by Crump to have Ross resubmit the original 2009 plan to DEQ; seconded by Miller. Voting yea, Miller, Crump and Friend. No nays; motion carried.
CEDA---RURAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE FUNDING: Information was received from CEDA on a grant they are submitting that would provide free training to city staff they can use to develop community projects; response is requested by November 4th. This comes about as a result of reduced funding available for public facilities through the Department of Commerce; CEDA will no longer be able to allocate part of their grant administration fees for helping a community develop their project. Classes will be conducted over the year using webinars and 3-4 group classes; Brenda indicated she would be interested in participating in the training. Motion was made by Crump to participate in the RCDI program; seconded by Friend. Voting yea, Friend, Miller and Crump. No nays; motion carried.
PERSONNEL---SCHEDULES: tabled until the November meeting.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.