June 28, 2017 – 6:00 p.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 review concerns with Jerry Mason on law enforcement contracts; approve the Park security systems monthly Frontier expenditure; consider estimates for the Riggins White Water Market sewer connection repair; and to hold the FY17-18 Budget Workshop. Councilors present were Friend, Wilson, Akins and Miller. 

Guest:  Jerry Mason via phone

LAW ENFORCEMENT – LACK OF CONTRACT:  Jerry Mason, legal counsel for ICRMP and the Association of Idaho Cities, joined the meeting via phone to discuss concerns surrounding no law enforcement contract in FY17-18.  Mason stressed that the Sheriff has a duty to provide law enforcement (State laws) in the County.  Reviewed reasons for a contract: 1) provide law enforcement coverage during a specific time, 2) enable the Sheriff’s Department to enforce City Ordinances (otherwise, the Sheriff’s Department is not empowered to enforce City Ordinances).  Criminal versus Civil offenses; a Code Enforcer only enforces Civil (city) ordinances.  Jerry questioned if the State Police could provide help.  Clerk stated Riggins is not the only City in Idaho County dealing with no law enforcement contract.  After discussion, the Council thanked Jerry for his time and feedback.

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT CONTRACT COMPARISON:  Councilor Wilson provided the Council with a report comparing contracts from 2005 to 2015.  Main sections compared were:

Establishment (no differences);

Consideration – 2005 to 2010 ($32,000), 2010 to 2012 ($25,000), 2013 to 2015 ($15,000), and 2015 to 2017 ($15,000).  Note:  During negotiation phase of 2015 contract, Sheriff Giddings was asked about the rising crime rate in the City and the lack of law enforcement presence; Sheriff Giddings was asked if a contract in the amount of $40,000 would re-establish a resident deputy in our area to which he replied that he would take our money, but it would not get us a deputy stationed down here again.  Mayor McClure then asked Sheriff Giddings how much it would take for us to get a deputy stationed down here again, to which Sheriff Giddings replied that “no amount of money” would get deputies back in the Riggins area. [Reference July 2015 Riggins City Council Meeting Minutes]

Duties, Parties and Payment – (no differences);

Additional Police Protection – 2005 (“At least one resident deputy, who shall reside within the corporate limits of Riggins, or within a ten mile radius”); 2010 (“At least one resident deputy, who shall reside within the corporate limits of Riggins, or within a ten mile radius”); 2013 (Section not present – removed without notifying the City); 2015 (Section not present);

City Council Meetings – 2005 (Sergeant or another officer present at all council meetings and upon request; also maintain a working relationship with the City’s Police Commissioner); 2010 (Sergeant or another officer present at all council meetings and upon request; also maintain a working relationship with the City’s Police Commissioner); 2013 (Sheriff Giddings advised this section would be removed due to the lowered contractual amount; 2015 (section not present, however there is a clause that Sheriff’s office agrees to furnish quarterly reports detailing calls and citations issued in Riggins);

Fines, Seizures and Prosecution – (no differences).

The Council thanked Councilor Wilson for this comparison report.

PARK SECURITY:  Councilor Wilson confirmed that Frontier will provide free installation of the DSL line at the Park for the security system; monthly charge will be approximately $49.95.  Wilson indicated he met with Public Works staff regarding placement and equipment installation.  Motion was made by Friend to approve the monthly expenditure of $50 for the security system at the Park; seconded by Akins.  Voting yea, Akins, Wilson, Friend and Miller.  No nays; motion carried.  Also discussed security system for new stage.

RIGGINS WHITEWATER MARKET – SEWER CONNECTION:  Councilor Miller reported that it was discovered that the stub out does not extend outside the ITD Right-of-Way, therefore, it will be necessary to cut the pavement (manhole, street, sidewalk, gutter) in order to make the connection.  Another option was reviewed involving connecting to the sewer line near the Riggins Community Center which would involve easements, etc.).  Kern Construction provided estimates for both options ($12,500 for street project, and $8,500 for the other option).  After discussion, motion was made by Akins to approve Kern Construction to do the street project to extend the sewer line; seconded by Miller.  Voting yea, Friend, Wilson, Akins and Miller.  No nays; motion carried.  The Clerk will research the ITD Right-of-Way Permit necessary.


Reviewed budget workshop packet.

No fee increases:  Water, Sewer, Irrigation, EMS volunteer pay; Fire fee.

Ambulance Billing Items – Increases:

Standby Response (example: called by Sheriff’s Dept to standby if needed):

          City Resident – Increase from $10 to $20

          County Resident – Increase from $20 to $30

          Standard Rate – Increase from $30 to $40


          In Ambulance (machine) – Increase from $10 to $20

          Manual – Increase from $30 to $40


          Tube Holder – Increase from $5 to $10

AED Pads (Defibrillator):

          Adult – Increase from $65 to $70


          SAM (pliable splint) – Increase from $20 to $25

          Tape – Increase from $3.50 to $5


          Trauma – Increase from $7.50 to $10

          Tape – Increase from $3.50 to $5

          Tourniquet – Increase from $50 to $60

          Occlusive Dressing – Increase from $5 to $10

          Rolled Gauze – Increase from $4 to $5

          Sterile Water – Increase from $4 to $7

Obstetrics Kit – Increase from $15 to $50

Bedpan – Increase from $3 to $5

Urinal – Increase from $1.50 to $5

Blood Glucose Testing – Increase from $5 to $10

Aspirin Therapy – Increase from $1 to $5

Epinephrine – Increase from $20 to $40

Epi-Pen – Increase from $300 to $400

Extended Run (more than 4 hours) – Increase from $60 to $75


          Door – Increase from $50 to $75

          Ropes Over Bank – Increase from $150 to $200




New Fee – Electricity on stage $25 (for all including non-profit/community groups)

Increase Rental Fees………     If group less than 50, fee increased from $25 to $50;

                                        If group 50 or more, fee increased from $25 to $100.

Community and non-profit groups – no charge (except electricity on stage).



Cleaning Deposit – Increase from $50 to $100

Upper Level – Increase from $50 to $100

Lower Level:

          With Kitchen – Increase from $50 to $75

          (NEW FEE) Without Kitchen - $50

          Kitchen Only – Increase from $20 to $25



Cleaning Deposit – Increase from $50 to $100

Take off Rebekah and IOOF Meetings; Salmon River Senior Citizens no change


Brenda – Increase from $17.50 to $18

Susan – Increase from $13 to $13.50

Ellen – Increase from $9.50 to $10.25

Mike – Increase from $10 to $10.25

Connie – Increase from $10 to $10.25

John – Increase from $19 to $19.50

Ross – Increase from $19 to $19.50

Janeen – Increase from $15 to $15.30

Jeff – Increase from $15 to $15.30


Lights - Research FY14 – increase

Repair and Maintenance – research FY14 increase

Winter Maintenance – budget $2,000 (can be used for equipment or assistance from other city, etc.)

LED Lamp – budget for more than 1 per year if revenue allows.

EMERGENCY SERVICES BUILDING: (AMB/FIRE) Remove property acquisition budget item; carryover $85,000 grant.


Add $60 per month for telephone utility billing for security system.

CITY HALL HVAC System - $10,000

HERITAGE CENTER:  Add blinds for $1,200


Electric Projector Screen (ceiling mount) – check pricing

Chairs - $500

Need more railing in storage room

JULY CITY COUNCIL MEETING – Changed to Thursday, July 13th due to conflict.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 10:20 p.m.


Respectfully Submitted,


Brenda Tilley, City Clerk-Treasurer