May 15, 2018 – 9:00 a.m.

City Hall

A special meeting of the Riggins City Council was called to order by Mayor Glenna McClure.  Purpose of the special meeting was to discuss the hiring of a new Public Works employee, and selection of the Salmon River graduate to receive the 2018 Community Volunteer award.  Councilors present were Friend, Akins and Miller.  Councilor Wilson was absent.

Staff: Dan Wash

ADDITION TO AGENDA:  Mayor McClure requested that two issues be added to the agenda – Stokes sewer line, and McGarvin’s water service.  Motion was made by Friend to add these items to the agenda; seconded by Akins.  Voting yea, Akins, Friend and Miller.  No nays; motion carried.

PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYEE – HIRE:  Dan reported that two applications were received; he was informed last week that one application was withdrawn leaving Shawn Boyd.  Council discussed Boyd’s application.  Dan indicated he had spoke with Boyd and would like to proceed with hiring for a full-time, permanent position.  Motion was made to hire Shawn Boyd at $18 per hour; seconded by Friend.  Voting yea, Friend, Miller and Akins.  No nays; motion carried.  Dan will notify Shawn in order to give his two weeks notice at current job.

CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION FOR COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER – 2018 graduation class:  Councilor Akins nominated Devon Branstetter to receive the Certificate of Appreciation from the City.  Akins indicated Devon volunteers for community events – parking cars, Hot Summer Nights, Easter Egg Hunt, etc. and always has a great attitude.  Motion was made by Akins to present a Certificate of Appreciation to Devon Branstetter; seconded by Miller.  Voting yea, Miller, Friend and Akins.  No nays; motion carried.  Akins will present the certificate at the Awards Ceremony.

STOKES:  Council reviewed issue involving a shared sewer line between Sam Stokes, Pat

Thacker (south of foot bridge on Little Salmon) and the Riverside RV Park.  The Stokes property is currently for sale.  City Ordinance #206 states: Those properties now being served by a common line will be considered “grandfathered” in the system, but that if the property is divided in the future, by transfer or ownership or by the construction/installation of additional residences or businesses, each such residence, business, or parcel will be required to install a separate, private sewer line to service that residence, business or parcel, and will be subject to the hookup fees as described in this ordinance. 

In any particular case, the City Council may, upon application by the affected party and a Public Hearing on the application, grant a variance from the requirements imposed by this section, for good cause shown.

Stokes was notified in writing February 2018 of the issue.  The Clerk was directed to notify Thacker’s of the issue in writing.  In addition, Stokes realtor will be notified of the issue. 

McGARVIN:  Council reviewed issue; McGarvin has two adjoining properties at 716 and 803 North Dalton, and would like to add a shop.  There is an old water meter that was located, but was not connected to the water main.  Motion was made by Friend to have a new meter installed billing the property owner time and material (approximately $1,500); seconded by Miller.  Voting yea, Miller, Akins and Friend.  No nays; motion carried. 

UNUSED CONNECTIONS:  Briefly reviewed Unused Connection billings.  This will be a future agenda item.

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Brenda Tilley, City Clerk-Treasurer