RIGGINS CITY COUNCIL
July 13, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.
The regular meeting of the Riggins City Council was called to order by Mayor Glenna McClure. Councilors present were Friend, Wilson and Miller.
Guests: Scott Duke
Staff: John Pottenger and Jeff Joyce
JUNE MINUTES: Council members were individually polled and all confirmed they had read the June 14 and June 28 meeting minutes. Discussed amending the June 28th meeting minutes to include the section of the Sheriff’s Office Contract Comparison report pertaining to a conversation with Sheriff Giddings during the 2015 contract negotiation. Motion was made by Miller to accept the minutes with the amendment, seconded by Wilson. Voting yea, Friend, Miller, and Wilson. No nays; motion carried.
FINANCIAL STATEMENT and BILLS FOR PAYMENT: The financial statement was read detailing $2,745.21 paid after the June meeting, bringing the total June disbursements to $41,319.17. Bills in the amount of $45,914.45 were then presented for payment. Motion was made by Wilson to approve the financial report and allow the bills; seconded by Miller. Voting yea, Friend, Wilson and Miller. No nays; motion carried. A copy of the financial report is attached and hereby made a part of this record.
HEALTH INSURANCE: Scott Duke with Duke Insurance and Investments from Boise distributed a handout detailing health insurance plans available in Riggins along with additional information on individual versus group health insurance. He also provided information to the Council on Cafeteria Plans (premium only). Discussed the benefits to both the City and the City employees of participating in a group plan versus the City’s current policy of wages in lieu of insurance.
EMS – no report
LIBRARY –no report
FIRE – Jeff reported:
WASTEWATER – John reported:
WATER/STREET/PARK – Ross provided a written report in his absence:
PUBLIC WORK PROJECTS: Mayor McClure requested that John help the Chamber of Commerce install brackets for banners on power poles. Councilor Miller stressed the need for Public Works staff to work on City projects, and expressed concerns with spending time on outside projects when it’s difficult getting their own projects completed; Miller would like to see a schedule set and stuck to.
GARBAGE CONTRACT – LAKE SHORE DISPOSAL: Council reviewed changes proposed by Lake Shore’s legal counsel. Changes were focused on listing and defining excluded waste items, liability for excluded items, City pavement and driving surface liability, and responsibility for loss or damage to Lake Shore dumpsters. The Council then reviewed City Garbage Ordinance #185 and discussed amending the ordinance to coincide with the contract. The Clerk will send the proposed contract to the City Attorney for review, and will advise of the need to amend Ordinance #185. The issue will be on the August agenda.
SKATEBOARD ON SIDEWALK – COMPLAINT: Mayor McClure and the Clerk related the complaints received about skateboarders on the sidewalk. Clerk will review existing Municipal Codes as well as the ITD agreement to see if the issue is addressed in either.
FY17-18 BUDGET - Council reviewed:
ACCESS IDAHO – Credit/Debit: Clerk reported system has been reviewed and test run completed satisfactorily. Motion was made by Miller to approve the contract with Access Idaho to accept credit and debit cards for utility service payment processing; seconded by Wilson. Voting yea, Wilson, Friend and Miller. No nays; motion carried.
VOLUNTEER OF THE QUARTER SELECTION: Motion was made by Wilson to select Jeannie Fitch as Volunteer of the Quarter to be featured in the August City Newsletter; seconded by Miller. Voting yea, Miller, Wilson and Friend. No nays; motion carried.
PAST DUE WSG BILLING: Reviewed.
FACILITY USE APPLICATIONS
RCC – Both Levels: Salmon River Art Guild, October 5th to October 8th
City Park: Saturday, August 26th –Camarie Thomas Wedding
CITY SERVICE WAIVER/ADJUSTMENT REQUEST: None
MUNICIPAL CODE REVISIONS – tabled
WATER/SEWER SHUT OFF STATUS – tabled
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:00 p.m.
Brenda Tilley, City Clerk-Treasurer