August 3, 2012 – 8:30 a.m.

City Hall


This special meeting of the Riggins City Council was called to order by Mayor Robert Crump.  Councilors present were Miller, Akin, McClure and Friend.  Guests present included Jeff Joyce, Jack Kappas and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Riggins.  Mayor Crump introduced Mr. and Mrs. Jim Riggins fromCalifornia, and presented Mr. Riggins with a certificate proclaiming him and Honorary Citizen of Riggins and Mayor for the Day. 


EMPLOYEE PAY RAISES:  John Pottenger and Ross Campbell have each received certification for Very Small Water Systems.   Upon hiring John and Ross, the Council had agreed to raise their hourly pay $1.50 for every certification received.  McClure made a motion to raise their hourly wage $1.50 effective July 1, 2012; seconded by Akin; voting yea – Miller, Akin, McClure and Friend.  No nays; motion carried. 


FIRE CHIEF RESIGNATION:  Dan Catherman has submitted his resignation as Fire Chief, effective August 1st.  Jeff Joyce expressed his interest in the appointment, and stated he wanted to work on compliance and making improvements to the department.  Jeff has been in Riggins for 8 years, and went on to describe his work history in Arkansas.  Mayor Crump asked for questions from the Council; there was no discussion.  Mayor Crump appointed Jeff Joyce Fire Chief effective August 1st and thanked him for his service.  Miller made a motion to confirm Jeff Joyce as Fire Chief; Friend seconded; voting yea Miller, Akin, McClure and Friend.  No nays; motion carried.  This position is appointed every two years with election.  Briefly discussed number of hours per month and pay rate; furnished laptop and PERSI eligibility (Clerk will check on appointed position eligibility), and Dan Catherman’s comp time payoff.  There are a number of issues that need to be decided; Akin requested the issues be tabled until the 8/13 meeting. 


SOLID WASTE CONTRACT:  In May 2012, Clerk sent an e-mail to Lake Shore requesting notice of any changes in the 2012-2013 sanitation contract, for budget purposes and no response was received.  Recently, Mayor Crump received a letter from Lake Shore requesting a 22% increase ($4.41) making the City’s residential rate $24.86.  The Clerk gave a rundown on the fee increases Lake Shore has received over the past 5 years.  The current contract will expire September 30, 2012.  Mayor Crump will send an e-mail and certified letter to Everette Arter at Lake Shore requesting he attend the 8/13 Council meeting to discuss the issue. 


DIESEL SPILL:  The Clerk reported that legal advice from City Atty Adam Green has been received concerning the City’s response to the recent diesel spill and cleanup.  At 9:20 a.m. motion was made by Friend, seconded by Miller to go into Executive Session per Idaho Code 67-2345F to discuss a potential matter of litigation.  Voting yea, Miller, Akin, McClure and Friend.  No nays, motion carried.  Mayor Crump excused himself from the discussion due to the potential conflict of interest and Council President McClure conducted the executive session.


At 10:00am, motion was made by Friend, seconded by Miller, to end the executive session and resume regular business.  Voting yea, Akins, Friend, Miller and McClure.  No nays, motion carried.


A letter was received from DEQ, instructing the City to eliminate the storm drain now located adjacent to the Riggins One Stop new diesel pump.  After discussion, motion was made by Akins, seconded by Friend, to authorize Gary Miller to speak with Zolman’s at the One Stop to temporarily cover the storm drain until a more permanent solution can be determined.  Voting yea, Akins, Friend, Miller and McClure.  No nays, motion carried.


RIGGINS COMMUNITY CENTER DESIGN MEETING:  Due to the time constraints, Miller requested the 11:00 Design Meeting be postponed.  Briefly discussed the Rodeo Club’s kitchen equipment.  Demolition of the Community Center will begin September 1st.  The Design Committee (Crump, Miller and Whitten) will be meeting with Kelly Dahlquist on August 7th at 11 a.m.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.



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