RIGGINS CITY COUNCIL

August 9, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

City Hall

 

6:15 p.m. – PUBLIC HEARING ON FY18 BUDGET

No public comment was received at the hearing.  Clerk received a comment from a citizen regarding the Riggins Community Center rental fee increase – Kitchen Only fee increase should be the same percentage of increase as the other rental fee increases.

Council members discussed the Park and the need for a sign to remind folks that groups should reserve the park in advance.  Also, the padlock should be put on the chain “gate” to prevent people from driving into the park.

The regular meeting of the Riggins City Council was called to order by Mayor Glenna McClure.  Councilors present were Friend, Wilson and Miller.  Councilor Akins was absent.

Guests:  John Llewellyn, Jordan Zwygart, Jon Patton

Staff: John Pottenger and Jeff Joyce

JULY MINUTES:  Council members were individually polled and all confirmed they had read the July 13, July 19 and July 25 meeting minutes.  Motion was made by Wilson to accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Friend.  Voting yea, Friend, Miller, and Wilson.  No nays; motion carried.

FINANCIAL STATEMENT and BILLS FOR PAYMENT:  The financial statement was read detailing $811.64 paid after the July meeting, bringing the total July disbursements to $65,135.38.  Bills in the amount of $26,173.62 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.

AMENDMENT TO AGENDA:  Mayor McClure requested an amendment to the agenda to include Resolution #17-5 and #17-6 to the FY17-18 Budget.  Motion was made by Friend to amend the agenda to include two additional resolutions; seconded by Wilson.  Voting yea, Wilson, Friend and Miller.  No nays; motion carried.

RIGGINS WHITEWATER MARKET – BUILDING PLANS:  John Llewellyn visited with the Council regarding plans for the new building; metal building is scheduled to be delivered in 3-4 weeks and should take 4 weeks to have the building up and covered.  Llewellyn stated their goal is to be open by mid-December.  Discussed the storm drain permit that was recently approved by ITD; Councilor Miller described the drain field for the property.  Also discussed parking lot lighting, access, and future plans, as well as what is planned for the current building.

JON PATTON - #2-148:  Jon Patton visited with the Council regarding his property at 505 Ace’s Place which includes the store, living unit and 3 RV spaces.  Patton requested a determination on the EU’s necessary for a tiny home to be located on one of the RV spaces.  Patton described the tiny home as a 12x16 structure on cinder blocks that remain capable of being moved.  He stated the tiny home will be for sale (not property), but will be rented out on a short term basis until sold.  After discussion, the Council determined that the tiny home would be billed at the same rate as an RV space - .50 EU. 

FY16 AUDIT PRESENTATION:  Jordan Zwygart with Millington Zwygart CPA’s, distributed the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Report on Audited Basic Financial Statements and Supplemental Information to the Council which was reviewed.  Jordan pointed out that depreciation is a major factor in that the City is not saving enough funds to afford replacing high cost equipment if necessary.   Jordan assured the Council that the financial reports they receive every month are accurate.      

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

EMS – no report

LIBRARY – Susan provided a written report in her absence: 1) Summer Reading Program concluded today; 20 children participated throughout the summer; 2) legos will remain in the library and will be promoted more; 3) busy summer with many visitors to library.

FIRE – Jeff reported:

  • Hydrant repairs are needed on three hydrants (NRA, Chukar Point and Williams Drive); discussed the need to exercise hydrants, annual inspections and oiling.  Mayor McClure requested that Jeff be involved with Public Works in the repair process.  Discussed setting up an IRWA class with the Fire Department volunteers in order to become more familiar with the hydrants and maintenance issues. 
  • New radios and batteries are being purchased.
  • Dan Catherman is retiring from the Fire Department. 
  • Spider infestation in the EMS/Fire Bay.  Councilor Friend recommended Sawyer Pest Control in McCall.  Clerk will contact for bid.
  • Jeff requested that the Riggins Whitewater Market charge account staff list be updated to include him.

PUBLIC WORKS– John reported:

  • 98% removal – no issues
  • Discussed coverage issues due to Ross Campbell’s last day being August 8th.
  • Frontier is in the process of running new lines from their station on main street to both the high school and elementary school. 
  • Water Main valves need to be exercised and checked every year.
  • Fire Hydrants – need excavator to Chukar Point and the NRA to locate the valve for these hydrants.

CHUKAR POINT – STREET SIGNAGE:  Clerk reported a request was received from Bill Lenhart for a street sign on the corner of Highway 95 and Chukar Lane.  The Council agreed that this is not a city street, and that since this is a subdivision, it is up to the property owner to provide signage.

FY15-16 AUDIT REPORT:  Motion was made by Miller to accept the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Audit Report as presented by Millington Zwygart; seconded by Wilson.  Voting yea, Wilson, Friend and Miller.  No nays; motion carried.

GARBAGE CONTRACT – LAKESHORE DISPOSAL:  Clerk reported that the City Attorney had reviewed the Lakeshore Disposal contract proposal and was made aware of a need to amend the current Garbage Ordinance.  After discussion, motion was made by Friend to approve and accept the Lakeshore contract for services effective October 1, 2017; seconded by Miller.  Voting yea, Miller, Friend and Wilson.  No nays; motion carried. 

PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR JOB OPENING:  The Clerk reported that notices of the Public Works job opening had been advertised in the Idaho County Free Press (online as well as in print August 9th and 16th), the Idaho Job Service, and the IRWA website.  It was decided that interviews would be scheduled the last week of August.

FY17-18 BUDGET: A Public Hearing was held August 9, 2017 on the proposed budget with comments noted. The Annual Appropriation Ordinance 221 was presented:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RIGGINS, IDAHO, ENTITLED THE ANNUAL APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE FOR FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2017, AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2018, APPROPRIATING THE SUM OF $5,233,388 TO DEFRAY THE EXPENSES 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 Friend to suspend further reading of the Annual Appropriation Ordinance 221 for fiscal year beginning October 1, 2017; seconded by Miller.  Voting yea, Miller, Wilson and Friend.  No nays; motion carried. 

At this time, a motion was made by Friend to accept Annual Appropriation Ordinance 221 for fiscal year beginning October 1, 2017 appropriating $5,233,388 and to publish in the next edition of the Idaho County Free Press; seconded by Wilson.  Mayor McClure conducted a roll call vote – yea by Wilson, Friend and Miller.  No nays; motion carried. 

RESOLUTION #17-04 was presented authorizing new and various increases in Ambulance Fees effective October 1, 2017. 

RESOLUTION #17-05 was presented authorizing facility rental fee increases for the Park, Riggins Community Center and Heritage Center effective October 1, 2017. 

RESOLUTION #17-06 was presented authorizing a Potable Water Fee schedule effective October 1, 2017.

Motion was made by Wilson to pass and approve Resolution #17-04, #17-05 and #17-06 as presented; seconded by Miller.  Voting yea, Wilson, Miller and Friend.  No nays; motion carried. 

L-2 CERTIFICATION:  The 2017 L-2 Certification for the Property Tax Levy in the amount of $70,052 was presented.  Motion was made by Miller to approve and authorize the Mayor’s signature on the L-2 Certification to be sent to the County; seconded by Friend.  Voting yea, Wilson, Miller and Friend.  No nays; motion carried. 

PAST DUE WSG BILLING:  Reviewed.

FACILITY USE APPLICATIONS

City Park:  Saturday, September 16th – Brennan and Nicholes Wedding (need liquor liability insurance certificate)

      

CITY SERVICE WAIVER/ADJUSTMENT REQUEST: 

MIKE CLARK Account #1-41: requesting an adjustment due to a water leak which was repaired; provided copy of invoice and proof of payment.  Council reviewed the account water consumption history.  Motion was made by Friend to adjust the June 2017 billing to the amount billed in June 2016 ($36.30); seconded by Wilson.  Voting yea, Wilson, Friend and Miller.  No nays; motion carried.

RIGGINS MANOR Account #2-132:  A new meter with shut-off valve was installed August 1st.  July usage was 121,600.  Councilor Miller indicated there is a leak of approximately 1 gallon a minute (40,000 gallons a month).  Once the leak is found and repaired, the Council will consider an adjustment.

MANNING CREVICE BRIDGE: Mayor McClure received a message from Jesse Webb, Project Engineer, regarding the City wanting one of the towers.  Webb indicated the south tower weighs 19,000 pounds without the legs shortened.  Councilor Miller stated he would like to drive up to the project and check things out.  Mayor McClure requested that the Clerk contact Webb about attending the September City Council meeting.

MUNICIPAL CODE REVISIONS – tabled

WATER/SEWER SHUT OFF STATUS – tabled

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:50 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Brenda Tilley, City Clerk-Treasurer