City Hall



The regular meeting of the Riggins City Council was called to order by Glenna McClure, Council President in the absence of Mayor Crump.  Other Councilors present were Friend and Akins.  Councilor Barnard was absent.  Susan Hollenbeak was acting clerk in June Whitten’s absence.  Guests present were Charlie Amell and Jonny Wilson.

The minutes of the previous meeting were presented.  Council members were individually polled and all confirmed they had read the minutes.  There were no additions or corrections offered.  Motion was made by Akins, seconded by Friend, to approve the minutes as presented.  Voting yea, Akins, Friend and McClure.  No nays.  Motion carried.

The financial statement was read detailing $18,102.01 bills paid after the January meeting, bringing the total January disbursements to $48,022.17.  Bills in the amount of $21,024.67 were then presented for payment.  After review, motion was made by McClure, seconded by Akins, to approve the financial statement and allow the bills. Voting yea, Akins, Friend and McClure.  No nays, motion carried.

Jonny Wilson with the Idaho County Sherriff’s office gave the following police report:

Total Calls Riggins City 18

Total Calls Area 58 (mostly traffic hazards, DUI’s, Domestics)

Tickets In City 17 (10 speeding, 5 ins. Tickets)

Tickets Area 35 (insurance and speeding, DUI’s)


City Project Reports by Charlie Amell

Irrigation Ditch Flume


Ditch crew is currently working on the ditch from the NRA building south to Squaw Creek.  This area has narrowed and focus this year will be widening this section, cleaning the rock from the rock cut and replacing the flume. 

One contractor has been contacted and another one will be contacted for pricing.


Flume -  Robert St. Michell from JUB has reviewed preliminary sketches.  His suggestions are as follows:


·         Heavier duty structural steel should be used.  He estimates the total weight of the structure will carry to about 20,000 lbs.


·         A concrete deck to support the culvert was originally proposed but due to of the flume location this is not practical. The options are:

1.     Use 6 x 6 treated lumber which would we have on hand.

2.     Use Alaskan Yellow Cedar.  This is a glue lam produced in Homedale that Mitchell describes as very strong, virtually indestructible but about four times the cost.  


Mitchell also recommends that a smooth flow culvert be used.  The outside of the culvert is corrugated, but the inside is smooth.  And this would eliminate rusting caused by silt laying in the corrugated areas.


The structure could be finished, by either (1) painted—cheaper but maintenance intensive, (2) hot dipped galvanized, (3) weathering steel—the most expensive of the options but virtually maintenance free.


Once further information is received from JUB a supplier can be contacted for price and availability.  Additional costs to be determined are:

1.     Contractor to remove existing culvert and install new structure and culvert.

2.     Cost of machine shop to cut, drill and weld pieces so the structure can be bolted together on site.


Well Pump and City Hall Lighting Projects


·         Paul Stevens, of JUB indicated “the notice to proceed”  on the well pump replacement should be issued tomorrow.


·         Scott  Medley will submit final cost estimates on the City Hall lighting project..


 A new backup chlorination system is needed at the wells.  When the gas chlorination system at the plant quit working this unit was used until the tablet chlorinator was purchased and installed.  This needs to be replaced as it will be needed when working on well #2.  Cost about $800.00.


Charlie spoke with Sylvia Strupp about obtaining an easement for the irrigation headgate.  She will mention the request to lawyer and suggested that the city get easement through entire property.


Bio-solids from the temporary storage are being moved to permanent storage in preparation for drying and grinding.  Bare areas that were dug up, which is most of the existing lawn, are being fertilized, leveled and rock dug out in preparation for planting.


Bill Brown has looked at the surplus scrap iron and is interested in moving it.


The rural fire department is interested in using old storage tank for water storage for fire use,  if council agrees.

Akins made a motion to declare the old storage tank as surplus of no value and to donate to the Salmon River Rural Fire Department as is.  Friend seconded.  Voting yea, McClure, Friend and Akin.  No nays, motion carried.


A letter was presented to the Council from Pim’s Incorporated and from Pastor Jim Thibodeaux on the parsonage restoration from the sewer backup.  Council voted to make the letters a part of the minutes.


REP’s Invoice #7 in the amount of $2,508.00 was presented.  Motion was made to Pay and Accept Final Design Invoice #7,  as documentation and to pay grant fund request under Contract Item #8.  Motion made by Friend and seconded by McClure.  Voting yea, Akins, McClure and Friend. No nays, motion carried.


The City Council requested that the clerk:

1.     Call Jay Crenshaw from Fish and Game and possibly set up meeting for April 4th at 7pm to discuss the deer issue.

2.     Put a note in the city newsletter about cigarette butts need picked up in the City park and to pick up after your dogs in the park.

3.     Update on the research into the City Park being signed over from ITD.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.


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Mayor                                                                           Clerk