RIGGINS CITY COUNCIL
March 14, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.
The regular meeting of the Riggins City Council was called to order by Mayor Glenna McClure. Councilors present were Akins, Wilson, Friend and Miller.
Guests: Julie Hofflander, Bill Jeffries, Cathy Conover and Spike Darakjian
Staff: Dan Wash
FEBRUARY MINUTES: Council members were individually polled and all confirmed they had read the February meeting minutes. Motion was made by Wilson to accept the minutes as presented; seconded by Miller. Voting yea, Friend, Miller, Akins and Wilson. No nays; motion carried.
FINANCIAL STATEMENT and BILLS FOR PAYMENT: The financial statement was read detailing $943.46 paid after the February meeting, with a check for $50,000.00 to transfer funds to the new Pine Tree Community Credit Union account, bringing the total February disbursements to $97,407.94. Bills in the amount of $25,342.87 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, Wilson, Friend, and Akins; Miller abstained. No nays; motion carried. A copy of the financial report is attached and hereby made a part of this record.
UMPQUA BANK PROPOSAL – Bill Jeffries, Vice-President and Area Manager
COLOR THE CANYON FUN RUN – APRIL 28TH: Julie Hofflander reviewed the event specifics with the Council and requested approval. An Additional Insured certificate will be obtained from their insurance carrier showing the City of Riggins. Motion was made by Wilson to approve the Color the Canyon Fun Run; seconded by Miller. Voting yea, Miller, Wilson, Friend and Akins. No nays; motion carried.
AMERICORP VETERANS PROGRAM: Cathy Conover from the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area office in Riggins introduced Spike Darakjian. Spike is working with Cathy and the Forest Service in conjunction with the AmeriCorps Veterans Program. He is gathering ideas for a community project to enhance the Riggins area. Spike explained he is tasked with planning the project from conception, along with the development of goals and objectives to complete the project. In some cases, the project is not completely finished. The Council provided some feedback on ideas which Spike will take into consideration. Spike thanked the Council for their time and stated he can be reached at the Hells Canyon NRA office.
LIBRARY – no report
EMS – no report
FIRE – no report
PUBLIC WORKS–Public Works Director, Dan Wash, reported:
ARBOR DAY GRANT APPLICATION: The Clerk reported the City of Riggins is eligible to submit an application for the 2018 grant. Motion was made by Friend to apply for the 2018 Arbor Day Grant; seconded by Wilson. Voting yea, Friend, Miller, Akins and Wilson. No nays; motion carried. If grant is funded, celebration will be held May 7th.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLANS – WATER & WASTEWATER: Council reviewed the Emergency Response Plans for both Water and Wastewater. These plans are required by USDA Rural Development which both bonds are through. Council authorized Mayor McClure to sign the Certificate of Completion which will be sent to USDA-RD.
IDAHO COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPT – SPECIAL EVENT COVERAGE: Council discussed the $40 per hour per deputy fee that Undersheriff Gorges had informed the Council of at the February Council meeting. Councilor Wilson stressed that the presence of law enforcement deters a lot of altercations; also expressed concern about the City being liable for someone being injured or worse and there not being any law enforcement in town. Mayor McClure indicated she would contact Sheriff Giddings to clarify the issue and report back at the April meeting.
2018 WILD RIVERS GRANT AGREEMENT: The Clerk reported that the Dare to Kayak Program/Salmon River Dive Team has received a 2018 grant for $1,600 through Idaho Department of Commerce Wild Rivers Grant program. The City will be administering the grant as in years past.
LIQUOR CATERING PERMIT APPLICATION: Council reviewed the Liquor Catering Permit Application from the Silver Dollar Bar in White Bird for the Jet Boat Races Fundraiser event at the Riggins Community Center on March 17th. Motion was made by Akins to approve the application; seconded by Miller. Voting yea, Akins, Friend, Wilson and Miller. No nays; motion carried.
PAST DUE WSG BILLING: Reviewed.
FACILITY USE APPLICATIONS:
RCC –Nancy Simonson - Lower Level without Kitchen on March 31st from 9-6 p.m. for a Baby Shower. Cleaning Deposit and fees have been received.
THREAT MADE TO EMS STAFF: Mayor McClure updated the Council on the recent threats made towards a member of the EMS crew. EMS Director, Janeen Eggebrecht, is in contact with the EMS Medical Director as well as law enforcement.
MIDAS GOLD: Council briefly discussed Midas Gold representatives offer to meet individually with Mayor McClure and City Council members. It was decided an invitation would be extended to them to come to the April 11th City Council meeting and meet with the Council as a whole. Clerk will proceed with that invitation.
CITY SERVICE WAIVER/ADJUSTMENT REQUESTS: None
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