February 11, 2013 – 7:00 p.m.

City Hall


The regular meeting of the Riggins City Council was called to order by Council President Glenna McClure.  Councilors present were Akins, Miller and Friend.  Guests present included Bill Bieren, Norma Welch, Pam Galli, John Pottenger, Ross Campbell, June Whitten, Jonny Wilson, Jeff Joyce, and Charlie Amell.


The minutes of the previous meeting were presented.  Council members were individually polled and all confirmed they had read the minutes.  Friend made a motion to accept the minutes; Miller seconded.  Voting yea, Friend, Miller, Akins and McClure.  No nays; motion carried.


FINANCIAL STATEMENT:  The financial statement was read detailing $1,772.32 paid after the January meeting, bringing the total January disbursements to $58,079.21.  Bills in the amount of $22,646.75 were then presented for payment.  After review, motion was made by Akins and seconded by Miller to approve the financial report and allow the bills.  Voting yea, Friend, Akins, Miller and McClure.  No nays; motion carried.  A copy of the financial report is attached and hereby made a part of this record. 


MAYOR GLENNA MCCLURE:  At this time, Akins made a motion to accept Glenna McClure as Interim Mayor; seconded by Miller.  Voting yea, Friend, Miller and Akins; no nays; motion carried.  The Clerk administered the Mayoral Oath of Office to Glenna McClure.


RIGGINS COMMUNITY CENTER – PAM GALLI:  At this time, Pam Galli visited with the Council regarding the Senior meal program (currently serving between 45-50), and the need for equipment when the Community Center is operational.  She is in need of small appliances, food processor, and new plates.  June stated that the grant funds cannot be used for small appliances.  The Senior’s have some funds available.  Jonny Wilson advised that the CCC may be willing to help with the cost of plates.  Pam stated that she would like to be involved with planning events and fundraising for the Community Center.  She also mentioned that the Rebekah’s would like to be involved with the Grand Opening events and Open House when the Center is completed.  Discussed the remaining items upstairs, and the need to get it cleared out.  Bill Bieren suggested utilizing The Etc. store for dishes, etc.  He also offered to donate small appliances he has available to the Community Center. 


GENERATOR BIDS:  At this time, Mayor McClure opened the one bid received for the Generator which was from Bill Bieren/Larry Duff for $401.  Motion was made by Miller to accept the bid of $401 from Bill Bieren for the surplus generator from the well house; seconded by Friend.  Voting yea, Friend, Akins and Miller.  No nays; motion carried. 




a)    Irrigation ditch rock slide – Ross described the slide south of town and the need to remove 4 large boulders.  Ross discussed the removal with Jim Kern of Kern Construction who advised a crane would be necessary to remove the boulders.  Jim stated the approximate cost would be $1,400-1,800 which would include the crane, flaggers and removal and disposal of boulders.  Ross will request a written quote from Jim Kern. 

b)    NICI Inmate Workers – Ross contacted Deputy Shaw with Idaho County Sheriff’s Department about their Inmate Work Program and utilizing the program for ditch cleaning; at this time there are no qualified inmates.  It was suggested Ross contact NICI.  Ross described several major areas of the irrigation ditch that need a lot of work.  Ross is currently having Mike and Connie Kennedy and Fritz Kettenburg work on the ditch; he also mentioned they are keeping a daily log.

c)     Bullington Ditch – Ross stated an excavator is needed to complete this work.

d)    Pottenger Vacation – requested vacation time from March 22 to March 31; request was approved.

e)    Borah Avenue – missing street sign; discussed having Jim Scott make another sign. 

f)     Stop signs – the stop signs near the high school and Salmon Rapids Lodge are faded; Ross will check and see if there are any available at the city shop; they will check other signs around town to see what else is needed.

g)    Wellhouse – discussed repairing the holes; will proceed.

h)    Pot Holes – Ross stated the pot holes will be filled in when weather warms up.

i)      Jake Finley property – discussed needing the pile of metal and culvert be removed as it’s impacting the ditch project.  Mayor McClure will draft a letter to Finley requesting removal within 30 days; if not, City will bill them for removal.

j)     Clarifier Paint Project – discussed the need to schedule a meeting with JC Constructors as soon as possible; Charlie stressed the need for a written agreement and plan clarifying who is responsible for what.  Also need proof of DEQ approval of the plan.  Charlie described the need to test the decant process before taking the clarifier offline.

k)    Water Meters – have been ordered and will be here in three weeks.

l)      Flume Replacement – Charlie described an alternate plan he has reviewed with Robert St. Michael, Engineer with JUB involving a fabricated steel structure; handout was distributed.  Culvert is approximately 70’ at a cost of $2,239.  Plan involves removal of the 6 existing supports and replacing with three support beams.  Discussed advertising for bids to erect.  Charlie will contact Pacific Equipment and get current cost estimates by February 22.  Will schedule a meeting February 26 at 9 a.m. to review specifics and costs, and prepare to advertise for bids.  Project has been budgeted for $50,000 using Resort Tax funds. 

m)   Surplus Equipment – described two 20 horse 223-phase electric motors, and sweeper the City is no longer in need of.  Motion made by Friend to surplus these two 20 horse electric motors and sweeper, and to advertise for bids in the next City Newsletter; seconded by Miller.  Voting yea, Friend, Akins and Miller.  No nays; motion carried. 

n)    JUB’s Paul Stevens – Paul has resigned.  Charlie indicated he would like to schedule a meeting with JUB’s Lewiston staff to review the City’s projects.


SHERIFF’S DEPT REPORT:  Jonny Wilson reported that there were 47 calls in the area with 5 citations; 13 calls in the City with three citations. 


EMS REPORT:  No report



1.      Fireworks for Jetboat Races – Jeff stated he needs a membership with the NFPA and is working with the McCall Fire Department.  Crowd control is an issue, but no problems are anticipated with having fireworks for the Friday night boat show.  The Jetboat Committee will need to cover the cost of fireworks.  Will discuss more at the next meeting.

2.      Purchase Requests:  a) Absorbent Mats – very expensive; researching other vendors; b) Cascade System for filling air tanks – the manufacturer is putting in a system in Meridian and will stop in Riggins to check out our system and fix.  Akins indicated the Dive Team would be willing to split the cost of repairs.

3.      Fundraiser – there will be a Fireman’s Ball at Hoot’s Café on February 15th to raise funds for the White Bird and Salmon River Rural Fire Departments. 

4.      Fire Academy in Orofino – Jeff requested approval for he and Roger Rashok to attend the Fire Academy in Orofino March 15-17; cost is $50 per person plus two nights lodging; request approved.



Flooring quote – three RFQ’s were sent out; received one quote from Pim’s; basic was $9,704.80; alternate #1 was $928.16.  Council discussed the quote being over budget and the possibility of rejecting the quote and sending out another RFQ.  Motion was made by Akins to accept Pim’s quote for the Riggins Community Center Flooring; seconded by Miller.  Voting yea Akins and Miller; voting nay Friend; motion carried.


Roof quote – five RFQ’s were sent out specifying quotes for REPAIR versus REPLACEMENT; received three back: 1) Kern Construction-$12,750 for Replacement; 2) Belton Enterprises - $5,109 for Repair, $9,489 for Replacement; 3) ouRFactor - $5,865 for Repair, $8,953 for Replacement.  Council discussed that the budget for the roof was for the walkway only, but there is a need for the entire roof to be replaced.  Motion was made by Miller to accept ouRFactor’s quote of $8,953 for Replacement; seconded by Akins.  No nays; motion carried.


June distributed a current renovation budget report.  Discussed approving of contractor payments.  Motion was made by Akins to give permission to the Renovation Committee to review and approve contractor payments; seconded by Friend.  No nays; motion carried.


Public Hearing – CEDA has advised that a Public Hearing should occur midway through the project.  Motion was made by Friend to hold a Public Hearing on the Riggins Community Center Renovation Project on March 11, 2013 at 7 p.m. at City Hall; seconded by Akins.  No nays; motion carried.


Policy, Fee Structure, Deposits – discussed having the Use Committee review these policies before bringing to the Council; on hold until March meeting.

AMBULANCE BUILDING:  Received school property appraisal done by Jaclyn Truppi; valued at $15,000.    Superintendent, Jim Doramus, has not provided any feedback yet; there is a School Board Meeting February 18th.  Discussed what type of purchase agreement might be reached involving a trade for water and sewer costs.  Will discuss at next meeting.


NUCKOLS:  Rob Nuckols submitted an invoice for the city’s use of his excavator at the RCC project.  Nuckols owes the city for sewer work done on his property in November.  There was a question as to whether or not he could deduct what he owes from what the city owes him; not possible.  Motion was made by Friend to pay Nuckols for the use of his excavator and to request payment from Nuckols for the sewer work done in November; seconded by Miller.  No nays; motion carried.


STORM DRAIN – RIGGINS ONE STOP:  Mayor McClure will consult City Attorney for progress report.



CONSULTANT AGREEMENT:  Tabled until next meeting.


LITTLE SALMON PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE:  Received report of July 16, 2012 inspection.  Discussed the cost to repair deficiencies are the USFS responsibility.  Mayor McClure will research and respond to USFS accordingly.


STORM DRAIN MARKERS:  Charlie reported that a stencil kit is available from DEQ to paint the drains with; will research.


JANITORIAL CONTRACT:  Mayor McClure will meet with the contractor to review duties.  Need to advertise for bids on this contract prior to determining the budget for next year.


PAPER PRODUCTS CONTRACT:  Will proceed with developing a contract once the Community Center project is completed.


VENDOR LICENSING ORDINANCE:  The issue of the wording in the ordinance relating to Junior Vendor’s was brought to the Clerk’s attention questioning if home-schooled students were excluded.  The ordinance reads, “Any person who is under the age of eighteen years old and is a student of School District #243, operating as a Vendor within the City of Riggins”.  Discussed how the school district must accept home-schooled students for extra-curricular activities such as football, etc. so it was determined they are not excluded in the ordinance. 


DEQ ASSESSMENT FEE:  The Clerk will research this further and report at the next meeting.


DELINQUENT WSG BILLINGS:  Reviewed by Council.



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:50 p.m.




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