RIGGINS CITY COUNCIL
January 9, 2019 – 6:30 p.m.
The regular meeting of the Riggins City Council was called to order by Mayor Glenna McClure. Councilors present - Akins, Wilson and Miller. Councilor Carolyn Friend was absent.
Guests: Linda Heiter
Staff: Dan Wash and Jeff Joyce
DECEMBER MINUTES: Council members were individually polled and all confirmed they had read the December meeting minutes. Motion was made by Miller to approve the December meeting minutes as presented; motion was seconded by Akins. Voting yea, Akins, Wilson, and Miller. No nays; motion carried.
FINANCIAL STATEMENT and BILLS FOR PAYMENT: The financial statement was read detailing $24,505.17 paid after the December meeting bringing the total December disbursements to $47,928.02. Bills in the amount of $23,873.34 were then presented for payment. Motion was made by Wilson to approve the financial statement and allow the bills for payment; seconded by Akins. Voting yea, Miller, Akins, and Wilson. No nays; motion carried. A copy of the financial report is attached and hereby made a part of this record.
PARTNERSHIP FOR HEALTHY COMMUNITIES – LINDA HEITER: Linda Hieter, Community Health Worker for Riggins/White Bird, distributed handouts explaining what this free program is about with details on services provided. This is a collaboration of 8 stakeholders (Clearwater Human Needs Council, Clearwater Valley Hospital & Clinics, Grangeville Human Needs Council, Idaho North Central Public Health, Nimiipuu Health, Snake River Community Clinic, St. Mary’s Hospital & Clinics, and Syringa Hospital and Clinics) promoting healthy individuals and communities. Some of what the Community Health Workers do is: free health screening events for the public, facilitate Chronic Disease Management and Chronic Pain Self-Management classes. Hieter stated the Chronic Pain Management class in Riggins has the largest number of participants in the State.
Emphasis is being placed on the Homeless in our community. Two programs are available to provide assistance to homeless individuals and families – “Family Promise” offers a Day Center providing telephones, internet, shower, laundry, case management; “Sojourners Alliance” has transitional housing, Federally funded Permanent Supported Housing for those with disabilities, assistance with shut-off notices and rental assistance, and “Access Point” which is the starting point for all services. Hieter hopes to be able to offer these homeless services in the Riggins area in the near future.
EMS – No report
LIBRARY – No report
FIRE – Chief Jeff Joyce reported the following:
PUBLIC WORKS – Dan Wash reported:
CITY PARK BOAT RAMP - Grant: Councilor Akins reported that he met with Jim Tucker of Welch Comer Engineers; did a walk-thru of the site. Given the erosion occurring on the loop road, this will be the priority in Phase 1 – retaining wall/gabion baskets; asphalt loop road and upper parking lot. Phase 2 will focus on widening and softening the approach on the boat ramp; and Phase 3 will be for fencing, river trail from the boat ramp to the south end of the Park (promote river information; possible alternate travel route); possibly upgrade park restrooms. Clerk reported the deadline for the grant is Friday, January 25th. Welch Comer Engineers is compiling the data for phase 1 for the grant.
FIRE JEEP: Ty Medley’s shop class is reassembling the jeep as a class project. Discussed where the Jeep will be displayed once it is reassembled. Determined best place is on the hill between the Park restrooms and tower; will need to be covered and fenced. An historical plaque will be displayed also.
MIDAS GOLD: reviewed the press release on City of McCall’s decision to wait for the Environmental Impact Study results which will be released in late summer 2019 then draft a Memorandum of Understanding between City of McCall and Midas Gold. Briefly reviewed draft NEPA Comment Letter; hold until Bob Crump can review.
ALCOHOL BEVERAGE LICENSE RENEWALS: reviewed list of renewals. Motion was made by Wilson to authorize the City Clerk to process renewals; seconded by Akins. Voting yea, Akins, Wilson and Miller. No nays; motion carried.
PAST DUE WSG ACCOUNTS: reviewed
CITY CLERK REPORT:
MUNICIPAL CODE REVISIONS – tabled
WATER/SEWER SHUT OFF STATUS – tabled
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
Brenda Tilley, City Clerk-Treasurer