May 14, 2012

City Hall


The regular meeting of the Riggins City Council was called to order by Mayor Crump.  Councilors present were Akins, Miller and McClure.  Councilor Friend was absent.  Guests present were Lucia Knudson, Ross Campbell, Curt Brimacomb, Charlie Amell, and Jon Wilson.  Susan Hollenbeak was the clerk in June Whitten’s absence.

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 and the minutes were approved as presented.

The financial statement was read detailing $ 27,181.28 bills paid after the April meeting, bringing the total April disbursements to $115,813.35.  Bills in the amount of $ 24,388.54 were then presented for payment.  After review, motion was made by McClure, seconded by Miller, to approve the financial report and allow the bills.  Voting yea, Akins, Miller and McClure.  No nayes, motion carried.  A copy of the financial report is attached and hereby made a part of this record.

Mayor Crump indicated that the following item should be added to agenda:  City Excessive Force Policy for the ICDBG Grant.  Motion was made by Akins, seconded by McClure, to add this item to the agenda.  Voting yea, Akins, Miller and McClure.  No nayes, motion carried.

At this time Deputy Jon Wilson gave the following police report for April:  Calls:  Area 56, City 24; Citations 9 area, 4 City.

Curt Brimacomb had the following EMS report:

1.       The ambulance bay is still experiencing internet network issues.

2.       Curt participated in a POD (Point of Delivery) exercise in case of a wide spread outbreak of communicable diseases.  He would like the City to write a letter to the health department to request permission for one or two people to pick up the medicine in Grangeville and to have the permission forms sent to City hall and distributed by a specific group for better facilitation of the plan.

3.       The new extrication vehicle is ¼ of the way done and should be picked up by June 30th

4.       We desperately need new emt’s.

Charlie Amell gave the following project report:

1.       Charlie would like to combine the survey on the ditch headgate with a survey of the Gruell property.  The Gruell property currently housing the ETC. store had a survey monument on their north east corner and it was removed in the City excavation for the fire hydrant.  The City needs to replace this as the Gruell’s would like to put that property on the market.  Charlie had already budgeted $3000.00 for the headgate survey and believes if they are combined the money would cover both.

2.       Charlie would like to take vacation starting on June 2nd and lasting for 9 days.  Charlie proposed for John and Ross to drive back and forth for their classes in Lewiston during this time to take care of the sewer plant and watering.

The water  and sewer ordinances were tabled until the next regular City council meeting.

Councilor Akins would like to add New Years on the fireworks waiver, so fireworks can be set off then as well.  It will be added to the agenda for June.

Riggins Community Center Project:

1.       ICDBG requires an Environmental Review and motion was made by McClure to appoint Kelly Dahlquist  as the Environmental Review Officer.  Akins seconded. Voting yea, Akins, Miller and McClure.  No nayes.  Motion carried.

2.       A motion to appoint Pam Galli as supply director for the Community Center was made by McClure, seconded by Miller.  Voting yea, Akins, Miller and McClure.  No nayes.  Motion carried.

3.       The City needs a written policy on fees and deposits for use of the center.

At this time the Excessive Force Policy was discussed.  Motion was made by Miller, seconded by McClure to pass Resolution #12-05, the Excessive Force Policy.  Voting yea, Akins, Miller and McClure.  No nayes, motion carried.  The resolution needs to be scanned and sent to Kelly Dahlquist as well as Sherriff Doug Giddings and Deputy Jon Wilson.

Mayor Crump told the Council about the Idaho Energy Conference in Boise June 20-22 if anyone would like to attend.

The Blue Ribbon Linen Supply quote needs to be added on the agenda for the May 21st budget meeting.

Mid State Fire Company was her ein April to service and inspect the city’s fire extinguishers.  They could not locate any extinguishers in the Dive Team building or van.  Councilor Akins said he would look for them in the Dive Team building and let the Council know.

Mayor Crump would like to have website management training from Sue Barner for the current City office staff.  He would like to have the training included in the budget.

There was a dog complaint in North Riggins.  The dog belongs to Tabitha Huskey and John Pottenger was bitten.  The Council would like to find out more information about the incident from Deputy Jon Wilson and make sure the dog owner is notified in writing about our dog ordinance.

A motion was made by Akins, seconded by McClure to add the Big Water Blowout park use application to the agenda. Voting yea, Akins, Miller and McClure.  No nayes.  Motion carried.

Park Use Applications were discussed:

1.       June 2nd Big Water Blowout—alcohol served.

2.       June 9th Hardy/Campbell wedding—no alcohol served.

3.       May 27th Hackler graduation party—no alcohol served.

 Motion was made to approve all applications with proper insurance information provided.   Motion made by Miller, seconded by McClure.  Voting yea, Akins, Miller and McClure. No nayes.  Motion carried.

McClure made a motion to adjourn, Akins seconded.  Voting yea, Akins, Miller and McClure.  No nayes.  Motion carried.  Adjourn 8:40 pm.