The regular meeting of the Riggins City Council was called to order by Mayor Crump. Councilors present were Anderson, Friend and McClure. Councilor Barnard was absent. Guests present included Curt Brimacomb and Jon Wilson.
The minutes of the previous meeting were presented. The Council were individually polled and all confirmed they had read the minutes. There were no additions or corrections offered and the minutes were approved as presented. The financial statement was read detailing $25,589.85 bills paid after the October meeting, bringing the total October bills to $79,895.07. Bills in the amount of $18,868.73 were then presented for payment. After review, motion was made by Anderson, seconded by McClure, to approve the statement and allow the bills. Voting yea, Anderson, Friend and McClure. No nays.
Curt Brimacomb reported on the following:
(1) The QRU, which is stationed upriver from the Salmon River Road project, had been vandalized, with the tires slashed and damage to the windshield and light bar. Debco had replaced the tires immediately to keep the vehicle mobile, and it was under repair at Hollonís Repair. The repairs will be covered under insurance, subject to a $500 deductible. The Clerk reported that ICRMP had requested the invoice from Hollon, as soon as the repairs were complete.
(2) Advanced EMT Mac Qualls, from New Meadows, is now volunteering for our ambulance, coming to Riggins for on-call days. Since he stays in the Ambulance Bay and he and other volunteers would like to be able to work there, Brimacomb requested that he be allowed to take the old radio from the red ambulance and set up a base station in the ambulance bay, with the use of external antennas. Since a new radio has been installed in the red ambulance, the Council had no objection. Id Co Deputy Jon Wilson reported that a temporary antenna will be put up on Thursday to improve the radio signal until the new one is installed on Salmon Point in the spring. All area radios will have to be reprogrammed at that time, and the Council requested Curt to head up the changeover, contacting Davis Communication, Fire Chief Dan Catherman, EMTs, etc.
(3) Brimacomb requested that the Council consider Hep B shots for the new drivers coming on board. The Council agreed that the City would pay for the shots, as they have in the past.
(4) The subject of Brimacombís official title was discussed. He had contacted several area EMT organizations, and all were titled as ďDirectorĒ. After discussion, motion was made by Anderson, seconded by McClure, to change Brimacombís official title to ď EMS DirectorĒ. Voting yea, Anderson, Friend and McClure. No nays.
Id Co Deputy Jon Wilson gave the following police report for October: there were 60 calls in the office for accidents, fires, DUI, domestics, etc. 23 of those calls were in the City.
At this time Jon Wilson gave the following CCC report:
(1) CABS Ė A $50,000 ITD grant has been awarded for a new bus, with an additional $5400 grant from the Harry Morrison Foundation for the match. The bus service in now underway, going to Grangeville or McCall weekly. Mayor Crump reported that he had been informed the vehicleís wheelchair ramp must be checked annually. He requested that Wilson check with Valley Transit about this requirement, and where it can be done.
(2) Gun Club Ė They will be using the old gun club site on Fuzi Road, and the CCCs will assist them revive that activity.
(3) The groupís 501-3c paperwork is now in process. When approved by IRS, the group will no longer need the Cityís sponsorship.
Charlie Amell gave the following project report:
(1) In regards to the Tucker apartment construction:
(a) He reported that a dry well for storm water runoff was needed. He had visited with Tucker, and that would be done.
(b) Since the old lumber yard driveway is being abandoned, and a new curb cut needed for the apartment driveway, he suggested that the letter to Tucker indicate that the sidewalk and curb should be replaced at the abandoned driveway site. The Council agreed.
(c) Amell explained that the Laritzís apartment water line, which now runs under Tuckerís new apartment complex, will be abandoned and their new service would be accessed through the old Hardware Store line. A new larger hookup will be installed for the Tucker apartment complex.
(d) The apartment sewer hookups were then brought up. Since the Council voted previously to request JUBís recommendation as to the timing of hookup, and it was assumed that they would need Charlieís data on the efficiency of the Geo-Tubes dewatering process, it was agreed that Charlie should contact them.
The sewer project surveying and mapping are now done and Brett
Converse is now in the design process. Since
they are at 20% completion, a meeting has been scheduled for December 18 or 19,
to meet with the City and DEQ to review progress.
He will get back to the Council for the scheduled date and time.
The new sewer plant survey indicates that the property description
does not go to the river high water line. Since
the Idaho Dept of Lands has ownership of this area, a meeting has been schedule
with them for Wednesday, Nov 12th.
According to Dept of Lands officials, this is called an ďaccretion
issueĒ and can be resolved by either a submerged land easement or by clear
title. Charlie and the Mayor will
plan to meet with them on Wednesday.
The sign ordinance review was postponed for future meetings. No action taken.
A letter has been received from Charlene Gubitosi requesting an adjustment on the water billing at their rental, owned by Bill Pease. Their October water bill was over $348 due to a leak. She reported the leak was repaired. After discussion, motion was made by McClure, seconded by Friend, to adjust the bill back to Oct 07 charge, provided the leak repair was verified by the City. Voting yea, Anderson, Friend and McClure. No nays.
Susan Long has presented a request for ambulance write-off, in the amount of $620.00 for Clinton Seiders service. Mr Seiders died with no estate and no collection possibilities. After discussion, motion was made by Anderson, seconded by McClure, to write off the ambulance charge as requested. Voting yea, Anderson, Friend and McClure. No nays.
Mayor Crump brought up the proposed Identity Theft Regulation. It is a new requirement that cityís adopt a regulation establishing a protection policy for all city records that required personal information gathered. A sample regulation has been provided, and Mayor Crump reviewed and amended it to Riggins needs, including water and ambulance records. The Clerk will incorporate his comments and e-mail to Council for their review before the December meeting.
City Atty Albers has notified the Council that he will proceed with prosecution of violations of the Resort Tax laws and has requested a total of amount owing on that account. The Clerk inquired if the Council wished to add interest at 12%, as provided for in the regulation. After discussion, motion was made by Anderson, seconded by Friend, to include the interest and any penalty provided for in the regulation. Voting yea, Anderson, Friend and McClure. No nays.
The Clerk reported that Michael Vance had again contacted the office about the past due Salmon River Inn balance showing on his account. Although he is the owner of record, he is unhappy about the balance on his bill, since it was incurred while the business was operated by another party. Two liens had been placed on the property prior to Vance taking ownership, but they were not addressed at the time of the sale. After discussion, motion was made by Anderson, seconded by McClure, to adjust the SRI unpaid balance from the current billing being sent to Vance, and file another lien on the property to be addressed at the time of the sale. Voting yea, Anderson and McClure. Councilor Friend abstained from voting stating a conflict of interest because she has the property currently listed for sale by Blevins Agency. No nays. Motion carried.
At this time the Cityís match commitment for the Rural Development loan was brought up. Since their Letter of Conditions requires evidence of the $78,400 match commitment, motion was made by Friend, seconded by McClure, to authorize and commit the following as the match required: $27,000 Sewer Facility Study (completed), $3,500 grant writing expenses (completed), $2,000 audit, and $45,900 cash match for project, for a total of $78,400. Voting yea, Anderson, Friend and McClure. No nays. A letter of this commitment will be written and signed by the Mayor and City Council.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
A special meeting of the Riggins City Council was called to order by Mayor Crump. Councilors present were Anderson, Friend and McClure.
The purpose of the special meeting was to (1) Consider the request to transfer the Seven Devils Alcohol Beverage License to Glenna McClure. (2) Consider the Idaho County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Resolution, and (3) Consider Proposed Local Option Tax Regulation Amendment which may be needed due to new Idaho State Reporting Requirements.
A request has been received from Glenna McClure, who is now operating the Seven Devils Steakhouse, to transfer the Seven Devils Alcohol Beverage License to Salmon River Enterprises, LLC. After discussion, motion was made by Anderson, seconded by Friend, to transfer the license as requested. Voting yea Anderson and Friend. Councilor McClure abstained, due to the conflict of interest. No nays. Motion carried.
At this time the Idaho County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Resolution was reviewed. After discussion, motion was made by Friend, seconded by McClure, to approve and pass Resolution 08-10, and to adopt the Idaho County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan. Voting yea, Anderson, Friend, and McClure. No nays.
Mayor Crump reported that the State of Idaho has changed the sales tax reporting requirements for those small businesses collecting less than $720 sales tax per year. They will now report annually, rather than quarterly as in the past. The Cityís Resort Tax regulation will have to be amended to reflect the Stateís new requirements. Since the City runs on a fiscal year beginning October 1, the Council agreed that the City should continue to collect the Resort Tax quarterly from those small businesses, rather than change to an annual basis. It was also agreed that the ordinance should be reviewed to change any wording as it refers to the Idaho State reporting schedule, and prepared for the December meeting.
In other business, the Clerk was requested to contact the Fire Marshall about the fire prevention regulations concerning multi-family buildings, for sprinkler systems, etc. It was also suggested that Grangeville be contacted about their building code and certified inspectors. It was also suggested that the TV cable franchise be reviewed for any authority the City has in regards to rates, increases, etc. And a request was received from Curt Brimacomb to purchase a $350 inverter to allow some of the ambulance equipment to operate from the vehicle battery if necessary. The Council agreed that the inverted should be purchased, if it were necessary.
There being no further business, the special meeting was adjourned.