Riggins Urban Renewal District


July 29, 2016 – 9:00 a.m.

City Hall

This Special Combined meeting of the Riggins City Council and Riggins Urban Renewal District was called to order by Mayor McClure.  Councilors present were Miller, Wilson, and Akins.  Councilor Friend, and Board Member Sinclair were absent.

The purpose of this Special Combined meeting was to review proposed FY17 budgets for both the Riggins Urban District and the City of Riggins and tentatively approve such budgets for publication, and to discuss a request from Salmon Run organizers regarding their upcoming event.

SALMON RUN REQUEST TO ALLOW VENDORS IN PARK– Clerk reported that a request to allow race sponsors to sell their products at the Friday night welcome event in the City Park was received from Ruth Spickelmire.  Race organizers hope to increase the number of sponsors and believed this could attract more sponsors and grow the event.  Council reviewed the Idaho Transportation Department Use Permit and Special Provisions which state “no business or commercial activities are to be allowed except community sponsored non-profit benefits”.  Motion was made by Wilson to deny the request based on the provision; seconded by Akins.  Voting yea, Wilson, Akins and Miller.  No nays; motion carried.


RIGGINS URBAN RENEWAL DISTRICT – reviewed budget proposal of $2,542,123.  Motion was made by Akins to tentatively accept the URD Budget for FY16-17, and to publish a Notice of Public Hearing on said budget for August 10, 2016 at 6 p.m.; seconded by Wilson.  Voting yea, Wilson, Miller and Akins.  No nays; motion carried.

CITY OF RIGGINS – reviewed budget proposal noting the following:

Property Tax Levy - $69,677 with $7,644 in Property Tax Relief deducted to total a $62,033 levy.

Monthly Water/Sewer rates, as well as hookup fees, were not increased.

Garbage – 5% increase per contract.

Police Contract – no change ($15,000).

Salary Rates – Increase City Clerk to $17.50 per hour; increase Librarian/Deputy City Clerk to $13 per hour; increase part-time laborers/janitorial to $10 and $9.50.  A salary adjustment of 2% of the annual salary for 4 regular employees, Fire Chief and EMS Director, and three part-time laborers/janitorial.

PERSI – no increased scheduled.

Insurance – slight increase to $10,200

Travel/Training – increase based on $2,500 Comprehensive Plan Training (CEDA); added in Street Department for LHTAC courses.

Biosolids Disposal – increase to $7,000

Repair/Maintenance – skidsteer tires ($1,000); sealcoat of RCC parking lot $6,000; repair of waterlines throughout city $6300; new drying bed at plant funded by State Revenue Sharing $4,000.

Excavator extended warranty $2500.

Water - system mapping of waterlines $5,000; meter replacement project increased to $7,000; North Riggins waterline replacement project $12,000.

AMB – grant funded equipment (4 radios) $1,200.

Street Paving – submit grant application to LHTAC – estimate $74,000

Fire – boots and gloves $2,000.

Irrigation – repair of failing glu-lam on flume $5,000.

URA Project Funding – Park $200,000; Water $310,000; and Sewer $2,000,000.

Ambulance Fees - New and increased fees as follows:

                                                                                    CURRENT FEES                    PROPOSED FEES


            Non-Transport (Treat & Release):                             

City Resident                                              45.00                                               50.00

County Resident                                        60.00                                             100.00

Standard Rate                                            75.00                                             100.00

            AED – Adult Pads                                                  57.00                                               65.00

            Hot/Cold Packs                                                        5.00                                               10.00


                        Occlusive Dressing                                      1.50                                                 5.00

                        Triangular Bandage                                     1.00                                                 5.00

            Epi-Pen                                                                199.00                                             300.00



SOURCE OF FEES                                          NEW FEE


            Emesis Bag                                            5.00


After review of the budget proposal, the following changes were made to the budget:

Resort Tax – raise revenue to $120,000.

Fire Chief and EMS Director – increase to $15 per hour

Gas and Oil expenditures – increase due to anticipated raise in prices; budget same as the highest actual cost of past 3-4 years.

RCC – discussed stage lighting; current bulbs put off a lot of heat; switch out for LED bulbs, and install dimmer switch on stage lights.  Raise table estimate to $350.

Fence between RCC and Gem Stop – add in FY17 budget; increase to $3,500.

Revised fund totals: General Government - $342,050; Fire/Dive - $453,853; Ambulance - $206,017; Street - $120,672; Library - $27,127; Park - $228,202; Water - $820,408, Sewer - $2,514,512; Sanitation - $144,192 for a total budget of $4,857,033.

At this time, motion was made by Miller to accept tentatively adopt the FY16-17 Budget totaling $4,857,033, and to schedule a Public Hearing on the budget proposal for August 10, 2016 at 6 p.m.; seconded by Akins.  Voting yea, Akins, Miller and Wilson.  No nays; motion carried.

SPECIAL MEETING SCHEDULED – Tuesday, August 23 at 9 a.m.

A Special Meeting to discuss the ballot language for the Resort Tax election was scheduled for Tuesday, August 23rd at 9 a.m.  Clerk will contact the County to request a list of registered voters.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 11:00 a.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Brenda Tilley

City Clerk-Treasurer