RIGGINS CITY COUNCIL

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

August 17, 2016 – 6:30 p.m.

City Hall

 

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

The purpose of this Special meeting was to conduct business and agenda items from the August 10th Regular City Council meeting when a quorum was not available.

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

AGENDA AMENDMENT:  Mayor McClure requested that an amendment be made to the agenda to discuss the Sheriff’s Department coverage.  Motion was made by Friend to amend the agenda adding Idaho County Sheriff’s Department; seconded by Miller.  Voting yea, Miller, Friend and Wilson.  No nays; motion carried.

FINANCIAL STATEMENT and BILLS FOR PAYMENT:  The financial statement was read detailing $1,566.64 paid after the July meeting, bringing the total July disbursements to $45,655.53.  Bills in the amount of $26,722.67 were then presented for payment. Motion was made by Miller to approve the financial report and allow the bills; seconded by Wilson.  Voting yea, Friend, Miller and Wilson.  No nays; motion carried.  A copy of the financial report is attached and hereby made a part of this record.  

MANNING CREVICE BRIDGE PROJECT:  Jesse Webb, Project Manager, indicated at the August 10th meeting that the City could salvage the south tower when it is scheduled for removal next year.  The City will be responsible for any disassembly and transporting the tower to the City Park where it will be erected over the walkway steps from the parking lot. 

FY2016-2017 BUDGET:  A Public Hearing was held August 10, 2016 on the proposed budget; no comments were received.  The Annual Appropriation Ordinance 219 was presented:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RIGGINS, IDAHO, ENTITLED THE ANNUAL APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE FOR FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2016, AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2017, APPROPRIATING THE SUM OF $4,857,033 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 219 for fiscal year beginning October 1, 2016; seconded by Miller.  Voting yea, Miller, Wilson and Friend.  No nays; motion carried. 

At this time, a motion was made by Miller to accept Annual Appropriation Ordinance 219 for fiscal year beginning October 1, 2016 appropriating $4,857,033 and to publish in the next edition of the Idaho County Free Press; seconded by Wilson.  Voting yea, Wilson, Friend and Miller.  No nays; motion carried. 

L-2 CERTIFICATION:  The 2016 L-2 Certification in the amount of $62,033 was presented.  Motion was made by Friend to approve and authorize the Mayor’s signature on the L-2 Certification to be sent to the County; seconded by Wilson.  Voting yea, Wilson, Miller and Friend.  No nays; motion carried. 

RESOLUTION #16-2 was presented authorizing new and various increases in Ambulance Fees effective October 1, 2016. 

RESOLUTION #16-3 was presented authorizing a 5% increase in the Sanitation Fees effective October 1, 2016. 

Motion was made by Wilson to pass and approve Resolution #16-2 and #16-3 as presented; seconded by Friend.  Voting yea, Wilson, Miller and Friend.  No nays; motion carried. 

RIGGINS URBAN RENEWAL DISTRICT – BUDGET RESOLUTION:  The City Council reviewed the Riggins URD Resolution #16-01 authorizing the FY16-17 budget of $2,542,123.  Motion was made by Wilson to accept the Riggins URD FY17 budget of $2,542,123 effective October 1, 2016; seconded by Friend.  Voting yea, Wilson, Friend and Miller.  No nays; motion carried.

IDAHO COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT:  Mayor McClure reported that Sheriff Giddings had recently contacted her regarding the Sheriff Department providing a Resident Deputy in Riggins starting in a few days who would cover the canyon area from Smokey Boulder Road to White Bird, further indicating Deputy Jonny Wilson would be the Resident Deputy.  Sheriff Giddings stated there would not be an increase in the annual contract cost.  Mayor McClure expressed the Council’s appreciation to Sheriff Giddings stating reduced response times in the area will benefit the community. 

WATER/SEWER SHUT-OFF STATUS:  Clerk presented information and excerpts of the Water Ordinance pertaining to discontinuance of service and minimum water charges.  In addition, feedback from the previous Clerk regarding keeping service rates sufficient to make bond payments.  Council members discussed circumstances where removal of water meters and the waiving of minimum payments could be considered.  It was decided to table the item for future discussion.

COMMERCIAL EU ASSESSMENT REVIEW:  Tabled

FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION ORDINANCE:  Tabled

IRRIGATION ISSUE – Libby Schultze:  Mayor McClure reported that Mrs. Schultze had complained over the weekend of tree limbs and sticks being deposited in the ditch causing it to overflow.  Mayor McClure requested that John investigate and it was found that a beaver was the culprit.  It was recommended that Fish and Game be contacted to possibly trap the beaver.

CITY PARK

PARK STAGE PROJECT:  Reviewed comments from August 10th meeting clarifying how funds will be handled on the project through the City’s special Construction Project Account.  A “Rattle the Canyon” fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, September 17th at the Park; 5 bands will be performing; cost is $20 per person; food and beverages will be available.

RESTROOM:  Mayor McClure reviewed issues with toilets needing repaired/replaced stressing the condition of the Park restrooms is a reflection on the City.  Clerk is currently checking with ITD about funding for a restroom replacement project which will be necessary with the Stage Project and the increased number of visitors to the City Park; will report at next meeting.

KNIGHT/RIGGINS MANOR UTILITY SEPARATION:  Councilor Miller reported that the City must have easements between Knight and the neighboring property owners in order to separate the water and sewer lines. 

PAST DUE BILLS REVIEWED:  Wunsch property is in the process of being sold; Clerk will followup.

CITY SERVICE WAIVER REQUESTS:

Travis #2-177:  after discussion, it was decided this is a civil matter; there is an easement which Travis can either have officially abandoned to eliminate access to the ditch, or enforced.  Clerk will advise Mr. Travis.

Sinclair #1-30:  further research is required to make a decision; access to ditch?  Table until next meeting.

At 7:45 p.m., Mayor McClure requested an Executive Session.  Motion was made by Friend to enter into Executive Session per Idaho Code 74-206(b) to discuss a personnel issue; seconded by Miller.  Mayor McClure conducted a roll call vote – voting yea Miller, Wilson and Friend; no nays; motion carried.

At 8:15 p.m., motion was made by Friend to end the Executive Session and resume regular business; seconded by Wilson.  Again Mayor McClure conducted a roll call vote – voting yea, Wilson, Friend and Miller; no nays; motion carried.

No motion was made as a result of the Executive Session.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Brenda Tilley

City Clerk-Treasurer