meeting of the Riggins City Council was called to order by Mayor Robert Crump.
Council present were Anderson, Barnard, Friend and McClure.
Susan Long Deputy Clerk was present in the absence of June Whitten.
Guests present included John Doty, Robert Ader, and Charlie Amell.
The minutes of
the previous meeting were presented. Council
members were individually polled and all confirmed they had read the minutes of
the previous meeting. There were no
additions or corrections, and the minutes were approved as presented.
statement was read detailing $17,432.72 bills paid after the May meeting,
bringing the total May 2008 disbursements to $37,261.73.
Bills in the amount of $19,596.38 were then presented for payment.
After review, motion was made by Barnard, seconded by Anderson to approve
the financial statement and allow the bills.
Voting yea, Anderson, Barnard, Friend and McClure.
No nays. A copy of the
financial statement is attached and hereby made a part of this record.
John Doty spoke
to the Council about the speed limit signs being changed from 35mph to all 25mph
in town. He would like the Council
to make copies of all correspondence between the city and ITD and give to
Representative Paul Shepherd for his upcoming meetings.
The Concil agreed the documents would be copied and given to John Doty
and he would pass on to Paul Shepherd.
John Doty also
talked to the Council about getting the Adopt A Highway program through town.
John will contact ITD about adopting road.
McClure made a motion to enter into executive session to discuss a
personnel matter and Friend seconded. Voting
yea, Anderson, McClure, Friend, Barnard. No
then entered into Executive Session.
McClure made a motion to end executive session and return to open meeting and
Friend seconded. Voting yea,
Barnard, McClure, Anderson and Friend. No
thanked Robert Ader for his service to the City.
Robert Ader will be turning in his paperwork for training to take over
Charlie Amell’s position when Charlie retires in 2 years.
Robert Ader will attend the November testing for the water treatment
plant and next May for the sewer.
At this time
Charlie Amell gave the following project reports:
is working on clarifier and putting on sweeper arms.
Lane water line has been repaired.
from Brown Environmental wants to do a wastewater class in Riggins.
In August with 15-25 people attending.
The City will provide coffee and donuts and a place to hold the class.
This is a continuing education class.
Barnard moved to allow Charlie set up and organize the class for August,
Friend seconded. Voting Aye,
Barnard, Anderson, Friend, McClure. No
nays. The City will provide the
coffee and donuts and the Heritage Center for the class.
White Water Park meeting was discussed. Council
would like to have the CCC Bus take Council and engineers to the site.
will be the next budget hearing and the EMS Director interviews will be held at
The Canyon Communities Coalition put in an application for park use for
July 4th 8am-12pm for the Freedom Festival.
Alcohol will be served with the Chamber of Commerce providing the permit
and insurance. Motion made by
McClure to approve the park use permit, seconded by Friend.
Voting aye, McClure, Barnard, Anderson, Friend.
presented a draft of a letter to the Idaho County Tax Assessor for the City
Council to review. The document,
which is proposed to be presented by the Council as advocates of the city,
protests the 2008 tax assessments. A meeting will be held at 10am on June 10th
in Grangeville with the Idaho County Commissioners.
Barnard made motion to present to Tax Assessor, Anderson seconded.
Voting aye, Friend, McClure, Barnard, Anderson.
like to know if the new General Store is paying commercial rates on garbage,
sewer and water.
Jack Kappas has
made a complaint that someone is putting fecal matter in the dumpsters at the
park. He will check with the BLM on
would like to get a city sign ordinance going and want to have this on the July
agenda. Also need to remind the
General store that they have to have a permit from the state to put up their
River Rock Café
would like to have the irrigation fees removed from their account.
The Council would like to have a letter written on why they believe the
fees should be removed. McClure made
a motion to put on hold until next meeting.
Barnard seconded. Voting aye
Barnard, McClure, Friend, and Anderson. No
McClure made a
motion to transfer the liquor license and resort tax permit from the Rodeo Club
Bar & Grill to the Rodeo Club Bar & Grill LLC.
Anderson seconded. Voting
aye, Barnard, McClure, Anderson, Friend. No
There being no
further business, the meeting was adjourned.
Deputy City Clerk