Council Meeting Minutes




June 25, 2015 – 10:00 a.m.

City Hall


A special meeting of the Riggins City Council was called to order by Mayor Glenna McClure.  Councilors present were Akins, Friend, Wilson and Miller.  Guests:  Jeff Joyce, Vicky Lowe, Kelly Thompson, Paul and Dawn Shepherd.

Mayor McClure stated there was a violation of the Open Meeting Law at the June 16th City Council meeting.  The City self-declared the violation and a Public Notice has been posted identifying the violation.  Therefore, the first order of business is to declare the motions and actions taken at the June 16, 2015 City Council Meeting null and void.

The purpose of this special meeting was to consider an application to have a Fireworks Show in the City Park on the 4th of July.

Mayor McClure reviewed the list of stipulations that must be met in order to approve the application:

1)    Approval from ITD

a)    Special Event Permit has been submitted; Mayor McClure signed the City’s authorization

2)    Prep area around Park

a)    Jeff stated he has a brigade of 10 volunteers to clear the river bank and area around the City Park

3)    Have water trucks on hand to douse the river bank and area around park the day before and morning of show

a)    Jeff will have fire trucks on each end of the Park.  Jeff will also connect fire hose to the hydrant by liquor store and lay it out behind the store, City Center, etc. to have on hand.

4)    Fireworks company list the City as an additional insured ($2 million) on insurance certificate

a)    Fireworks America has forwarded a Certificate of Insurance listing the City of Riggins, ITD and Salmon River Chamber of Commerce as Additional Insured’s.   

5)    Notify all neighboring properties of the event to allow adequate time to prepare

a)    Jeff and Paul have started making contact with property owners

6)    Monitor area for private and illegal fireworks

a)    Shepherd’s have posted large signs around the park with No Personal Fireworks;

b)    The City has prepared signs citing Resolution #12-6 and Aerial Fireworks Prohibited

c)    The Fire Department has necklaces and glow sticks, etc. for kids which will be sold for $1; proceeds will go towards the Fireworks Fund

d)    Clerk will contact Idaho County Sheriff’s Department and request increased coverage for the event

Akins reported that at least 20 City residents, including residents with property bordering the City Park, have contacted him concerned about the fireworks and stating they are not in favor of the event. 

Reviewed City Resolution #12-6, and the Municipal Code 7-2 application process.

Motion was made by Friend to approve the application for a Fireworks Show at the City Park on July 4th; seconded by Miller.  Mayor McClure conducted a roll call vote on the motion as follows: Friend yea, Miller yea, Wilson yea, Akins nay.  Motion carried.

At this time, Vicky Lowe requested the Council consider a donation from the City for the fireworks.  Motion was made by Miller to donate $500 from the City’s General Fund to the fireworks fund; seconded by Friend.  Mayor McClure conducted a roll call vote on the motion as follows: Friend yea, Miller yea, Wilson yea, Akins nay.  Motion carried.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 10:25 a.m.

Respectfully Submitted,


Brenda Tilley

City Clerk-Treasurer