RIGGINS CITY COUNCIL

July 9, 2012 – 7 p.m.

City Hall

 

The regular meeting of the Riggins City Council was called to order by Council President Glenna McClure in the absence of Mayor Crump.  Councilors present were Miller and Friend.  Councilor Akins was absent.  Guests present included Jeff Joyce, John Pottenger, Curt Brimacomb, Ross Campbell, Charlie Amell, and Deputy John Tibbetts. 

 

PUBLIC HEARING HELD ON THE PROPOSED FY13 BUDGET:  There was no citizen input received, either oral or written, at the Public Hearing.    

 

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. 

 

Motion was made by Friend to add the Diesel Spill to the agenda; seconded by McClure; voting yea, Miller, Friend and McClure; no nays, motion carried.

 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT:  The financial statement was read detailing $33,830.44 in bills paid after the June meeting, bringing the total June disbursements to $81,625.02.  Bills in the amount of $28,867.49 were then presented for payment.  After review, motion was made by Friend, seconded by Miller, to approve the financial report and allow the bills.  Voting yea, Friend, Miller and McClure.  No nays, motion carried.  A copy of the financial report is attached and hereby made a part of this record.

 

OLD BUSINESS

POLICE REPORT:  Deputy Tibbetts gave the following police report for June:  87 Calls in area with 17 Citations.

 

DIESEL SPILL:  Deputy Tibbetts described his response on Saturday, July 7th to the Riverside RV Park; there was a diesel smell coming from the storm drainage pipe.  Sheriff Giddings responded as well.  Deputy Tibbetts commended Jeff Joyce for his efforts in trying to prevent seepage into the Little Salmon River.  Charlie provided information on potential causes of diesel in the storm drain.  The Oil/Water Separators have never been pumped out; there is a lot of silt built up in the separator on the south end of town.  Charlie distributed a diagram of the tank structure.  The contractor from Boise will be here in the morning to begin pumping.  DEQ is considering this a Class I Spill.  Charlie is requesting that the Sheriff’s Department do a formal investigation and get an accurate account of where spills may be occurring.  There are concerns about diesel spills at Riggins One Stop; several individuals have come forward after observing problems with the nozzle on the pump nearest the street.  Charlie stressed the need to add a Budget item to address the cleaning and maintenance of the City’s equipment.  Jeff Joyce described absorbent rolls that will soak up spills and fuel in rivers.  He will get the catalog to Charlie.  Charlie suggested the City purchase these supplies and keep them on hand. 

 

JULY 3RD – BIKER GANG:  Councilor Friend expressed her concern with the lack of law enforcement when the Gypsy Jokers arrived.  Deputy Tibbetts stated that he and Deputy Scuka were in town; he made a DUI arrest and had to transport the person, leaving Deputy Scuka alone.  They had 2 hours notice that the gang was coming.  Deputy Tibbetts stated that nothing was reported, so the SD can’t do anything.  He went on to describe one short incident of a fight at Summerville’s, but it resolved quickly and the CERT Team, which was on standby, didn’t need to respond.  Deputy Tibbetts stated he would discuss the concern with Sheriff Giddings.  Carolyn Friend suggested that the Sheriff meet personally with the City Council.

 

CITY PROJECTS LIST:  Charlie distributed list; reviewed. 

ü  Survey Proposals (Timberline Survey-Ken Cook); two proposals received – 1) headgate survey for easement on ID Wildlife Federation (Strupp) property; discussed the need for a Record of Survey filing; Carolyn recommended getting it done; the property is currently in litigation for another year.  2) Gruell property needs replacement of corner.  Motion was made by Friend to add the Record of Survey on the headgate, and to accept both proposals; McClure seconded; voting yea, Friend, Miller and McClure; no nays, motion carried.

ü  Water Meters – Charlie reported we are out of water meters after replacing 3 this month; would like to purchase more.  He would like to get an accurate count of meters needing replaced, and prioritize the list; Irwin Center (high use) is a top priority.  He will have the count for the August meeting. 

ü  Potholes – Asphalt has been ordered and will fill.

ü  City Park – stump by the Chamber building has been removed; concrete poured.  Chamber is painting tables.

ü  Well House #2 has been painted.

 

CCC REPORT:  Carolyn requested this standing agenda item be removed from the agenda in the future. 

 

EMS REPORT:  Curt Brimacomb reported the following:

·         New Extrication Vehicle is still getting stripe work done.

·         Described some problems with parking at Dive Team Building; some vehicles are not running/unmovable.  Ambulance is parked in front.

·         Calls are up; been busy.

·         Ambulance Building – distributed diagram; average dimensions would be 36’x50’ or 60’ depending on the number of vehicles; 60’x44’ would hold 4 vehicles.  The threshold for a contractor needing a IPW license is $10,000.  Gary Miller is attending the School Board Meeting 7/16 to discuss possibilities of acquiring property adjacent to the Heritage Center to locate the building.    

·         Suggested donations for event coverage – reviewed handout with possible donation amounts for various scenarios.  Motion made by McClure to table the issue for further review; seconded by Miller; motion carried. 

·         Last EMS Meeting – Curt reported that folks were willing to step up and cover schedules.

 

WATER & SEWER ORDINANCES:  Clerk stated the City Attorney has made a preliminary review of the Sewer Ordinance which is done.  The Water Ordinance has one Addendum left to do.  Both will be resent to the Attorney for final review, and presented at the August meeting. 

 

RIGGINS COMMUNITY CENTER PROJECT:  The Clerk stated a written policy will be completed by August meeting.  The Environmental Review has been completed.  Scheduled a meeting to discuss design issues – WEDNESDAY, JULY 18 @ 11. a.m.  Discussed alternate facilities to use while construction underway; Gary Miller offered his facility for catering prep and the Assembly of God Church may be used for Senior Meals.  Gary stated that the Rodeo Club is liquidating equipment; he would like to see if there’s anything the Community Center could use, like an Exhaust Hood.  Discussed the dangers of Halon equipment. 

 

 

 

2012-2013 BUDGET:  Since there was no comment received at the Public Hearing held earlier on the 2012-2013 Proposed Budget, Ordinance No. 204:

AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED THE ANNUAL APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE FOR FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2012, APPROPRIATING THE SUM OF $4,729,406 TO DEFRAY THE EXPENSE AND LIABILITIES OF THE CITY OF RIGGINS FOR SAID FISCAL YEAR, AUTHORIZING A LEVY OF A SUFFICIENT TAX UPON THE TAXABLE PROPERTY AND SPECIFYING THE OBJECTS AND PURPOSES FOR WHICH SAID APPROPRIATION IS MADE. 

A motion was made by McClure to suspend further reading of the Annual Appropriation Ordinance No. 204 for Fiscal Year Beginning October 2, 2012; seconded by Miller; voting yea Friend, Miller and McClure; no nays; motion carried.  At this time, a motion was made by McClure to accept Annual Appropriation Ordinance #204 for Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2012 appropriating $4,729,406; seconded by Friend; voting yea Miller, McClure and Friend; no nays, motion carried.  Clerk presented the L-2 Dollar Certification of Budget Request to Board of County Commissioners showing a Property Tax Levy of $61,720.  Motion was made by McClure to certify the L-2 and Property Tax Levy of $61,720; seconded by Friend; voting yea McClure, Miller and Friend; no nays, motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

PARK USE APPLICATIONS:  Wayne & Tina Hunt – July 22nd; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. for a wedding; no alcohol planned; $100 deposit check received.  After discussion, motion was made by Friend to approve the application; seconded by Miller; voting yea McClure, Miller and Friend; no nays, motion carried. 

 

STAFF REPORTS

·         Charlie will be on vacation August 1-7, and August 17-24.

·         Charlie would like to get a list of specific jobs in Water & Sewer Departments, then look at Ross and John’s strengths and weaknesses and assign who is responsible for each task.  This will be more effective in getting all the jobs done.  They both need to be cross-trained, but only one of them would be responsible for each job.  The Sewer has to have one person in charge; possibly determine who by Certification test scores.

·         Clerk stated that Sharon Boggan has lost her May payroll check and would like a replacement; she is willing to pay the stop payment fee if the Council feels it’s necessary.  Councilor’s present indicated no stop payment was needed and to process her a check.

·         Clerk reported that there are changes to the PERSI reporting system.  They are providing workshops on the changes and would like herself and Brenda to attend a workshop August 7th in Lewiston.  Request was approved.

·         City Hall Renovation – Gary stated that John Belton will replace the curtain/screen in the City Clerk’s office with oak plywood, on a slider with shelves and a lock for $3,500; he would like to do the work on the weekend; Gary stated that Susan has indicated she would be willing to open and lock the door for John.  The Council agreed.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

 

 

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