RIGGINS CITY COUNCIL
December 12, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.
The regular meeting of the Riggins City Council was called to order by Chairperson Roy Akins. Councilors present - Friend, Wilson and Miller. Mayor Glenna McClure was absent.
Guests: Mike Neal
Staff: Dan Wash, Susan Hollenbeak and Jeff Joyce
NOVEMBER MINUTES: Council members were individually polled and all confirmed they had read the November meeting minutes. Motion was made by Wilson to approve the November meeting minutes as presented; motion was seconded by Miller. Voting yea, Friend, Akins, Wilson, and Miller. No nays; motion carried.
FINANCIAL STATEMENT and BILLS FOR PAYMENT: The financial statement was read detailing $829.73 paid after the November meeting bringing the total November disbursements to $47,524.68. Bills in the amount of $23,422.85 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, Miller, Friend, Akins, and Wilson. No nays; motion carried. A copy of the financial report is attached and hereby made a part of this record.
SALMON RIVER JET BOAT RACES – FIREWORKS: Fire Chief, Jeff Joyce, approved the event fireworks.
SURPLUS EQUIPMENT: The 1979 GMC 4x4 suburban that has been parked behind City Hall has been cleaned out and moved down to the plant. Motion was made by Wilson to declare the vehicle surplus; seconded by Friend. Voting yea, Wilson, Friend, Akins and Miller. No nays; motion carried.
WARNING SIREN SOUGHT BY CITY OF WHITE BIRD: The Clerk has been contacted about the possibility of donating the Riggins warning siren to White Bird. Councilor Miller stated he has a siren he would be willing to give to White Bird. Miller will test the siren in the next few days.
MIDAS GOLD REPORT:
LIBRARY CARD CATALOG BIDS: Reviewed two bids that were submitted for the card catalogs – Taffy Kettenburg (light color with 2 pullouts) - $150, and up to 10% over the highest bid below mine for oak card catalog; Anne Wereley bid $100 for each card catalog. After discussion, motion was made by Friend to accept the Kettenburg bid of $150 for the light color catalog, and Wereley bid of $100 for the other catalog; seconded by Wilson. Voting yea, Wilson, Friend, Akins and Miller. No nays; motion carried.
PROCLAMATION – STEELHEAD CLOSURE: Councilor Akins indicated that since the season was not closed, there’s no need for an official Proclamation. Akins did indicate that the Idaho River Community Alliance will be working with Congressman Simpson on drafting some legislation to be considered, and would like to have the Mayor and Chamber of Commerce support those efforts.
EMS – No report
FIRE – Chief Jeff Joyce reported the following:
LIBRARY – Susan reported:
PUBLIC WORKS – Dan Wash reported:
PAST DUE WSG ACCOUNTS: reviewed
PERSONNEL FORMS REVISIONS - Clerk reported that ICRMP has updated examples of the following forms:
Vehicle Use Policy
Clerk was directed to proceed with updating the City forms.
CITY PARK BOAT RAMP GRANT APPLICATION: Clerk and Dan met with Sadie Kennel of ID Parks & Recreation regarding the grant application. Councilor Akins reported that he has been in contact with an engineering firm in Coeur d’Alene that have expressed interest in the project awhile back and have done some preliminary work on the project including a digital map. Some key areas Akins would like to see addressed in the project include: Drainage – improve the slope of the ramp; Parking Area (Park Restrooms) needs to be leveled out so no pooling; Boat Ramp made smoother and wider; Walkway; Landscaping; Erosion; Fencing; ADA access if possible. Clerk reported the entire project could be completed in phases; each phase will need to be on a separate application each grant cycle. Akins will contact engineer and schedule a meeting to review.
CEDA – COMPREHENSIVE PLAN & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TRAINING: Clerk reported she attended a kick-off meeting for the training last week. The cities of Stites, White Bird, Kooskia and Craigmont are participating. There will be an Economic Development workshop for City Council members next spring in Cottonwood. CEDA is willing to complete Comprehensive Plans at a cost of $2,500.
RESORT TAX ON VACATION RENTALS: Clerk reported that she has reached out to other cities in Idaho with Local Option Tax ordinances. They too have experienced difficulty with the rental marketplaces reporting what they are remitting payment for. Clerk will touch base with City Attorney for advice on how to proceed, including contacting the City of McCall Attorney who negotiated their settlement with HomeAway. Councilor Friend suggested researching a Class Action suit for small cities to join in if necessary.
FACILITY USE APPLICATIONS
CITY SERVICE WAIVER/ADJUSTMENT REQUESTS: Buck and Jeannie Fitch are requesting a review of water billing for July and August 2018 due to a faulty meter. After review, motion was made by Wilson to apply a credit adjustment equal to the difference of the July and August 2017 billing; seconded by Miller. Voting yea, Miller, Akins, Wilson and Friend. No nays; motion carried.
2018 SALARY ADJUSTMENT/BONUS – APPROVAL: Reviewed the data for 2% Salary Adjustment and Bonus amounts for City Staff, EMS and Fire Department. Mayor McClure (via phone) requested the Council consider including J. Pottenger for the 2% Salary Adjustment. Clerk was directed to contact Pottenger and make sure this would not cause an issue with disability process. Motion was then made by Miller to approve 2% Salary Adjustment for staff, including Pottenger, and bonus amounts for EMS and Fire per budget; seconded by Wilson. Voting yea, Friend, Akins, Wilson and Miller. No nays; motion carried.
CITY CLERK REPORT:
MUNICIPAL CODE REVISIONS – tabled
WATER/SEWER SHUT OFF STATUS – tabled
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
Brenda Tilley, City Clerk-Treasurer