February 14, 2014 9:00 a.m.

City Hall - Library

A special meeting of the Riggins City Council was called to order by Mayor McClure.  Councilors present were Akins, Wilson, Miller, and Friend.  Guest: John Pottenger

The purpose of this special meeting was to review the quotes received on the North Riggins Culvert Replacement Project, discuss lawn mowing of the park and Heritage Center, and set a date for a Community Meeting on the Idaho County Recycling project.

 NORTH RIGGINS CULVERT REPLACEMENT PROJECT:  Discussed the need to have this project completed by March 28th before the irrigation water is turned into the ditch.  Received two quotes for replacement of two culverts Cook and Sons Construction $5,800.00, and Kern Construction $3,950.00 plus $1,248.30 for hot mix for a total of $5,198.30.  Motion was made by Miller to accept the quote from Kern Construction; seconded by Akins.  Voting yea, Wilson, Friend, Akins and Miller.  No nays; motion carried.

  LAWN MOWING:  Discussed costs associated with purchasing a new mower for the City, or contracting to have the mowing and trimming done weekly at the City Park and HeritageCenter.  Approximately $3,500 was budgeted for purchase of a mower.  Last summer, the City paid an individual $95 per week to complete the mowing and trimming.  Ross has received a quote from Punk to do the mowing and trimming for $75 per week.  Motion was made by Akins to contract with Punk to do the weekly mowing and trimming at City Park and Heritage Center; seconded by Wilson.  Voting yea, Friend, Miller, Akins and Wilson.  No nays; motion carried.

IDAHO COUNTY RECYCLING COMMUNITY MEETING:  Clerk reported that representatives from ID County Recycling will be available the first two weeks of March, and all of April to facilitate an informational community meeting on the possibility of enlisting an individual or group to locate and make a site operational here in Riggins.  Decision was made to schedule such meeting for Tuesday, March 11th at 7 p.m. in the Riggins Community Center Lower Level.  Clerk will notify the representatives.

CITY BOAT RAMP ID TRANSPORTATION DEPT:  Councilor Akins expressed his desire to renovate and improve the boat ramp below the City Park.  He stated the boat ramp is used year round and is in need of repair; the parking area is used as a rest area and consequently needs restrooms located in the top parking lot; described how truckers will use the hillside for their bathroom break.  Akins also would like to see stairs from the top parking area down to the boat ramp, and ADA access for fishing.  Akins stated if some amenities are added, the area could be a showcase for the City.  Discussed the need to gain the support of the Idaho Transportation Department on the idea. Akins requested that this be an agenda item for the April City Council meeting. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:30 a.m.