9/10/07

7:00pm

City Hall

 

The regular meeting of the Riggins City Council was called to order by Mayor Crump.  Council present were Anderson, Harper, McClure and Underwood.  Guests present included Vicki Robinson, Tim McGowan, John McGavin, Marvin Thach, Id County Deputies Jon Wilson and Doug Giddings.

 

The minutes of the previous meetings were presented, and after being individually polled, each Councilor confirmed that they had read the minutes.  There were no alterations or corrections offered, and the minutes were approved as presented.  The financial statement was read detailing $13,635.31 bills paid after the August meeting, bringing the total August disbursements to $38,080.02.  Bills in the amount of $21,335.41 were then presented for payment.  After discussion, motion was made by McClure, seconded by Underwood, to approve the statement and allow the bills.  Voting yea, Anderson, Harper, McClure and Underwood.  No nays.  A complete copy of the financial statement is attached and hereby made a part of this record.

 

Vickie Robinson, owner of the Riggins Motel, visited with the Council about the garbage charges.  She had heard the rates would be increased 50%, and questioned why the motel was charged with 4 carts, when only 3 were needed on a regular basis.  Tim McGowan, from the RiverView Motel also reported that he was charged for 4, and only actually used 3.  They questioned the Council about raising the rates with no advance notice to the public, and reported that the increasing rates were putting small operations, like theirs, out of business.  McGowan indicated that he would rather work directly with the garbage contractor and not have the City act as the middleman.  It was explained that Idaho Code places the responsibility for garbage on Idaho County, and the City contracts with Walco to provide curbside pickup.  The Council also explained that the commercial accounts had been reassessed in December and the Equivalent Use (EU) fractions rounded up.  If a commercial account was assessed as 3.4 EUs, they would be charged 4, and been entitled to 4 garbage carts.  Mayor Crump also advised them that the information they had heard concerning a 50% raise was not accurate, that the Council had actually approved a 5% increase, which amounted to 75¢ per cart.  They were advised that the garbage contractor, Walco, had requested a 10% increase, as well as a request to raise all commercial accounts to $24.50 per cart, but the Council had worked hard on behalf of the commercial accounts to keep the rates at a manageable level.  Mayor Crump also reported that the cities may soon be getting out of the garbage business, and the County taking  over responsibility for the entire county, including the incorporated areas. The County is considering a countywide system, with all garbage charges collected on the property taxes, with the county dumpsters replaced with monitored transfer stations. 

 

John McGavin visited with the Council registering several complaints including the speed limits, speeding, noise level from jake brakes, lack of removal of road kill, and no guard rails along the highway to protect his property.  He requested that the speed limit be lowered in the area of south Riggins, and reported that he felt the speed limits now in place were not being enforced.  He feels that the speeding is dangerous, and without guardrails along the highway, his house in Chukkar Point Subdivison, which is located below the highway along the river, is in danger.  The Council reported that US#95 is under the administration of the Idaho Transportation Department and the City has no control over speed limits, guard rails, etc.  The City has repeatedly requested extension of the 25 mph to the city limits, and ITD, who set the speed limits for the highway, are now in the process of an engineering study to determine if the speed limit should be lowered.  McGavin, who requested that guardrails be installed during the upcoming bridge construction, was referred to ITD, as the City has no control over the highway.  He also requested more enforcement for speeding in this area, and indicated that he would contact the city’s insurance about lack of police patrol and enforcement in the area. The Council indicated their displeasure at such a statement, since this was the first time he had met with the Council about his complaints.  McGavin also inquired who picked up road kill along the highway.  When advised that Fish & Game normally took care of these problems, assisted occasionally by Idaho County Officers, or adjacent property owners themselves, McGavin reported that he felt the City should take care of it, and if he had to pick it up, he would dump it at the City Hall.

 

Marvin Thach visited with the Council, thanking them for the job they are doing for the City, and voicing his admiration for their patience in listening to the citizens!  Thach inquired about the process to de-annex the hillside portion of his property, which has no city services, and made a formal request for that action.  Thach reported that the property had been separated and provided a legal description of the proposed de-annexed section.  The Council agreed, and will proceed with the process, and will also include property belonging to Ben Aitken, if he is ready, so that the two property owners can split the cost of the de-annexation process.  Thach was advised that if the Council begins the process now, it should be complete for the tax year beginning January 2008.  .  Thach reported that his shooting range is located on the property being de-annexed, and requested a waiver of the restriction to discharge firearms within the city limits in that area.  After discussion, motion was made by Underwood, seconded by Anderson, to waive the restriction prohibiting the discharge of firearms, for his shooting range as requested.  Voting yea, Anderson, Harper, McClure and Underwood.  No nays.

 

The problem of speeding, brought up by previous citizens was discussed, and the Council requested that Idaho County Sheriffs Office put up the temporary speed indicator, when it became available, and to increase patrol in those outer areas.  It was agreed that more police visibility was needed, not necessarily more tickets, but more police presence.  Since the City does not have the authority to reduce the speed limits, it was suggested that the Council again consider purchasing a temporary speed indicator sign that can be used throughout the City continuously.  Councilor Anderson will look up the information on the equipment, again, for the Council’s consideration.

 

Jon Wilson reported on the CCC’s activities:

(1)    CRATE – The group was planning to meet with Brown Industries officials about setting up a recycling center on the mill site property, using the canopied storage area.

(2)    Transportation – Members had met with ITD about grant funding for bus or van for public transportation.  The grant applications are due Feb 08, with funding in 2009.  The grant required 8% match, and the cost of the vehicle is estimated to be $50,000, which would include the van, handicap ramp, radio, etc.  He reported that he thought the van could be titled jointly with the CCC’s and the City, for insurance purposes.

(3)    Shooting Range – Committee members were looking at location sites, and planned a range for skeet, trap, rifle and possibly sporting clays. 

(4)    Farmers Market – It was reported slower last week, but they were anticipating more participation this coming week, with music, etc.  It was reported that the parking area was to be graded soon, with Jim Ormsby doing the work.

(5)    Community Center – Members had met with Birdsall and Gardner, who are completing the Wellness Center Feasibility Study, about a combined facility.  He reported that planning continues and that they may work with the school in the future for a larger more comprehensive project.

(6)    The CCC’s had donated $250 to the Heritage Center for use of the building.  The Council thanked Jon for the CCCs and his work on the project and for the generous donation.

 

Deputy Wilson then gave the monthly police report:  There were 86 calls for the Riggins office, 36 of those were City, with 17 citations issued by the office with 8 being in-City.  The tickets were mostly speeding with two DUIs.  Councilor Anderson reported on a recent DUI, where the arrest was made less than one block from the driver’s motel.  He indicated that he felt the officer could have used discretion in that arrest, and allowed the visitor to return to his motel room, rather than arresting him to Grangeville, leaving his wife with no transportation, etc. Anderson also expressed his displeasure of certain officers targeting bar customers.  He felt that it was not appropriate for officers to park and watch the bars, waiting for patrons to exit. He felt that those patrons should be allowed to proceed through town to their home or motel without fear of being stopped and given DUIs.  He felt it was not in the best interest of a town, dependent upon tourism, to make those arrests within the city limits.

 

Idaho County Deputy Giddings, who is acting as the Riggins supervisor in the absence of Ray Payton, indicated he would address the targeting issue with the Riggins officers.  However, he reported that, as officers, enforcing the DUI laws is their duty.  But if the City Council, as a body, requested that DUI enforcement be curtailed, he would present their request to the Idaho County Sheriff for his consideration.

 

At this time Charlie Amell gave the following report:

(1)   The trailer encroaching the city’s sewer easement on the RiverVillage property has not yet been removed.  Amell reported that it really should be moved so that he can complete work needed there.  The Clerk reported that another letter had been written, requesting that the trailer be moved by September 30, or legal action to remove it would be taken.  After discussion, motion was made by Underwood, seconded by Anderson, to contact City Atty Albers to begin legal proceedings October 1st, if the trailer was not removed.  Voting yea, Anderson, Harper, McClure and Underwood.  No nays.

(2)   Amell has received JUB review of the bridge project, and they had found no problem with the plan, that the water and sewer connections were all in order.

(3)   He reported a truck carrying a load of 12”C-900 plastic water pipe, which normally sells for $12 per foot, had wrecked recently, and the pipe may be available for purchase for irrigation line at a very reduced rate.  After discussion, the Council authorized Amell to bid $2,000 for the entire load, or $250 for 560’ of the broken pipe.  He estimated that the hauling cost from New Meadows would be $1,000-$1500.

(4)   Amell reported that the water and sewer fund should receive approximately $18,612 for potable water and gray water disposal for the Poe Creek Fire.  He reported that they purchased 84 loads of water, and disposed of 120,000 gallons of gray water.

(5)   He has been in contact with dealers for the Bobcat, or similar small equipment that is planned for purchase during the upcoming budget year.  The additional funds from the Forest Service fire will greatly assist with this purchase.

(6)   He reported that the final draft of the Sewer Facility Study should be received by November 1st, according to JUB Engineers.

(7)   DEQ is requesting a copy of the limited water capacity study recently completed by JUB, along with a letter stating the City’s goal and timeframe for completing the full water facility study.  After discussion, the Council agreed to advise DEQ that the City goal for the completion of the study would be within the next four years.

(8)   He reported that Jim Ormsby had recently hauled 35 tons of dried sludge to the landfill in Payette.  This two-year accumulation of material was removed to make room for the placement of the Geo-Tubes (mudbugs).

(9)   Two companies providing the water tank flow indicator systems have been contacted, and Pacific Equipment was the lower bid at $6600.  The system included 12V battery alarm, 3 radios, and emergency call system.  Amell reported he had ordered the equipment today. 

(10)       The Geo-Tube distributor will be here Sept 24th to test the solids to determine if the mudbugs will work with our sewer system.

(11)       Amell reported he had completed a sewer collection course required for his sewer certification.

(12)       He stated that DEQ was now completing a water system audit every five years, and there were several items the City should address.  The water tank should be cleaned, an O&M manual was needed for the wells and a backflow prevention ordinance should be developed.  The backflow ordinance should be written within one year and the O&M manual should be done this year.

(13)       He reported that DEQ was also scheduled to visit the Riggins Sewer Treatment Plant to do a complete audit of the system and records.  He indicated that EPA was now working with DEQ to properly check and audit smaller systems, which had not been done in the past.

(14)       Amell recommended that the City continue to work with Rapid River WS District helping with their solids removal program.  He said that our treatment plant is not affected by helping them, as the waste will be taken directly into the Geo-Tube and does not enter into the treatment facility.  The assistance is crucial to Rapid River and it provides $300 per load income to the Sewer Fund. The Council agreed.

 

At this time the White Water Park Feasibility Study was discussed.  Recreation Engineering and Planning, from Colorado, had responded to the Council’s questions concerning investigating and identifying all permits needed for the park construction, and the $7500.00 budget.  REP indicated that they could complete the work for $7400 and would include preliminary investigation of the permits needed.  After discussion, motion was made by Anderson, seconded by Underwood, to proceed with the contract with REP for the WhiteWater Park Feasibility Study.  Voting yea, Anderson, Harper, McClure and Underwood.  No nays.

 

Councilman Harper brought up the recommendation that guests addressing the City Council be limited to ten minutes.  He cited recent city meetings when guests took the floor for almost an hour each.  These long dissertations have taken up much of the City Council meeting, and often concern issues not related to city business.  It was agreed that future guests would be limited to a ten-minute presentation.  The Clerk was requested to draw up a resolution for the Council’s consideration at the next meeting.

 

Since no material or information has been received from PERSI, the Clerk was requested to contact them for information concerning payroll remittance, 401Ks, etc.

 

Mayor Crump reported that he had met with Hank Ebert, from Idaho Dept of Commerce, about the city’s infrastructure projects being considered.  Ebert gave several suggestions regarding our sewer project, and indicated that Dept of Commerce may be able to help with a $50,000 grant for the engineering.  He also urged Riggins to join Ida-Lew, to help with our economic development.  After discussion, motion was made by Anderson, seconded by Harper, to join Ida-Lew with a $500 contribution and dues.  Voting yea, Anderson, Harper, McClure and Underwood.  No nays.

 

It was also recommended that Riggins join CEDA in their Telecom Project, since CEDA would be working closely with Riggins in the Block Grant program.  After discussion, motion was made by Anderson, seconded by Harper, to join in the Telecom Project, with a contribution of $500.  Voting yea, Anderson, Harper, McClure and Underwood.  No nays.

 

At this time the regular City Election was declared, to be held November 6, 2007, at the City Hall with the polls open from noon until 8:00pm, for the purpose of electing two candidates for 4-year term City Council positions.  Motion was made by Underwood, seconded by McClure, to confirm this declaration, and for the appointment of one judge and two election clerks to work at the polls.  Voting yea, Anderson, Harper, McClure and Underwood.  No nays.

 

 

 

At this time Ordinance # 178 was read to formally establish the polling hours to be noon until 8:00pm.       

          ORDINANCE #178

AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE HOURS OF POLLING PLACES FOR CITY ELECTIONS, REPEALING CONFLICTING ORDINANCES AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

Motion was made by McClure, seconded by Underwood, to suspend with the rules requiring readings on three separate days.  Voting yea, Anderson, Harper, McClure and Underwood.  No nays.  Motion was then made by McClure, seconded by Anderson, to pass and approve Ordinance # 178 under suspension of the rules.  Voting yea, Anderson, Harper, McClure and Underwood.  No nays.

 

At this time the Public Hearing was held for the proposed increase to the water and sewer hookup fees.  The water hookup fee was proposed to be raised from $1500 to $1700 for residential, with larger hookups increasing $200 each also.  The sewer hookup fee was proposed to be increased from $2500 to $4300 per EU. There was no public comment or written comment received concerning the proposed increase.

 

Ordinance #179 was then read to increase the water hookup fees.

 

                                          ORDINANCE #179

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RIGGINS, IDAHO AMENDING SECTION   IV OF ORDINANCE NO. 122 and 167; PROVIDING FOR AN INCREASE IN APPLICATION AND CONNECTION FEES ACCORDING TO THE SIZE OF THE WATER METER; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES, AND PROVIDING FOR THE PUBLICATION AND EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE ORDINANCE.

 

Motion was made by McClure, seconded by Underwood, to suspend with the rules requiring readings on three separate days.  Voting yea, Anderson, Harper, McClure and Underwood.  No nays.  Motion was then made by McClure, seconded by Underwood, to pass and approve Ordinance #179 increasing the water hookup fees, under suspension of the rules.  Voting yea, Anderson, Harper, McClure and Underwood.  No nays.

 

Ordinance # 180 was then read to increase the sewer hookup fees

 

ORDINANCE NO. 180

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RIGGINS, IDAHO, AMENDING SECTION

1. B (2), OF ORDINANCE NO. 121 and 166; PROVIDING AN INCREASE IN SEWER CONNECTION FEES, PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES, AND PROVIDING FOR THE PUBLICATION AND EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE ORDINANCE.

 

Motion was made by McClure, seconded by Underwood, to suspend with the rules requiring readings on three separate days.  Voting yea, Anderson, Harper, McClure and Underwood.  No nays.  Motion was then made by McClure, seconded by Underwood, to pass and approve Ordinance #180 increasing the sewer hookup fees, under suspension of the rules.  Voting yea, Anderson, Harper, McClure and Underwood.  No nays.

 

Councilor Tom Anderson reported that the number of active volunteers now working in the Fire Department was increasing.  It was reported that the fire hydrants still needed to be checked, and now DEQ was requiring all hydrants to be flushed routinely, and documentation recorded of the dates.  Since special tools are needed on the various hydrants, and the hydrants had to opened carefully to avoid damage to the hydrant and line, it was agreed that the tools should be carried on the fire truck, and Charlie should meet with Fire Chief Dan Catherman to advise him of the proper procedure

 

A letter was read from Travis Hollon concerning the replacement of the sidewalk on Ace’s Place.  It was agreed that he should be invited to attend the next City Council meeting to discuss the issue.

 

A request has been received from Dig Line, requesting a 5% increase in their contract, increasing the annual fee to $70.  After discussion, motion was made by Anderson, seconded by Harper, to approve the increase as requested.  Voting yea, Anderson, Harper, McClure and Underwood.  No nays.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

 

 

 

_______________________________                   ______________________________

                      Mayor                                                                          Clerk 

 

 

 

9/18/07

City Hall

2:00pm

 

A special meeting of the Riggins City Council was called to order by Mayor Crump.  Council present were Anderson, McClure and Underwood.  Councilor Harper was absent.  Guests present included Brett Converse and Paul Stevens from JUB Engineers, Bond Atty Michael Moore, Jeff Beeman and Howard Lunderstadt from USDA-RD, Christine Frei from CEDA, Carolyn Friend, Larry Barnard and Charlie Amell.

 

The purpose of the special meeting was to meet with city engineers, the bonding attorney, and funding agencies about the sewer problem and need for immediate repair of the treatment plant.

 

Brett Converse, JUB Engineers, gave an overview of the treatment plant problems.  He reported that the present operation did not provide a method of removing the solids during the winter months.  The sludge in the drying beds does not dry in the winter, and the solids build up in the system.  Normal system operation is limited to 2500 ppm, and the Riggins system presently operates at 8000 ppm.   He indicated that the system was operating on the edge, and any upset in the system’s process could put the City in violation of the EPA discharge permit, with fines now at $25,000+ per day, per event. Converse reported that a dewatering system to remove the solids was urgently needed.  In addition to the dewatering system, the head works needed a screening and grit removal system.  This improvement should be done in order to maintain the operation of the dewatering system, and to reduce the ragging now being experienced at the plant.  The aeration system also needed renovation.  Converse indicated that these repairs were needed immediately to continue to meet EPA discharge permit requirements.     If the plant is not corrected, JUB would recommend that a moratorium be placed on the system, with no additional hookups allowed.  Any additional volume will increase the problem.  Converse reported that previously a moratorium was placed on the system, based on capacity concerns, but now the solids problem at the plant may require it. He reported there is capacity for additional volume at the plant, but the system cannot treat the waste and handle the additional solids.  He estimated the cost to be approximately $1.75M for the head works and belt filter press system, or $1.65 if a screw press were used in place of the belt filter.  JUB recommended that the belt filter press system be used.

 

Jeff Beeman, USDA-Rural Development visited with the Council about funding opportunities with Rural Development.  They offer 30-year loans, at 4.5%, with a maximum of 25% grant funding, with no prepayment penalty.  He also reported that DEQ has loan funds available for 20 years, at 3% interest.  He reported that Riggins would qualify, due to the low-income levels. 

 

Michael Moore, Bond Counsel, visited with the Council explaining the bonding process and the difference between Revenue Bonds and General Obligation Bonds.  Most utility projects are completed with loans based on Revenue Bonds.  They take only a simple majority approval (50%+1) and are repaid with the revenue generated by the utility system.  General Obligation Bonds require a 66 23% voter approval, and can be repaid with any funds the City has available, but are guaranteed by property taxes. He reported that the City’s Resort Tax Revenue, as well as URA funds, hookup fees, etc., could be used to repay the General Obligation Bond, but if those funds were not sufficient, a tax levy must be made to secure the payment.  Moore indicated that, although the time frame was limited, there was sufficient time to schedule a bond election on November 6th.

 

Jeff Beeman indicated that if the project cost, including bonding, grant writing/administration, etc., was $1.8M, and the City would be seeking a $500,000 Block Grant, the balance of $1.3M could be bonded thru Rural Development.  The annual payment necessary for that amount would be approximately $87,800.  After reviewing the City budget and current rates, he indicated that the sewer rates would have to be increased to $35 per EU to qualify for the 25% grant portion.  If the Resort Tax was used, and the GO Bond was selected, the grant would not apply.  He estimated that if $60,000 Resort Tax was used, a raise in the sewer rates of $6.50-$7.00 per EU would be necessary to fund the remaining $27,800 at the current number of users.  Both he and Michael Moore recommended that the Council consider the Revenue Bond, as it was the standard method of financing utility projects, and would only require a simple majority.

 

Christine Frei, from CEDA, visited with the Council about the Block Grant program.

She reported that the City must have the bond levy approved and an application in progress with Rural Development before the Block Grant Application is submitted in mid-November.  Both Moore and Beeman confirmed that there was sufficient time to accomplish both of those requirements.

 

Frei reported that the maximum Block Grant was $500,000, and she thought we should go for that amount.  She was sure Riggins would meet the LMI requirements.  She reported that the grants are very competitive, with only about 30% of the projects funded.  She felt that, due to the immediate need of the repair, and the fact that this was a phased project, with expansion planned in the future, the project would be competitive.  She also indicated that the Dept of Commerce is also interested in the City’s rate structure, and the City should demonstrate that they were making an effort to help themselves.  She said that without a raise in the sewer fees, the grant application would not get much consideration.  She reported that the Block Grant required Bacon-Davis wages, ADA, Civil Rights, and Fair Housing Assurances.  CEDA also charged 10% ($50,000) for grant administration, and would require $3500 for the grant writing.  The grant would require 60-75% grant match, which would be met by the $1.3M Bond.  She also said that there was only $4.4M available this year, so it was anticipated that only 7-10 projects could be funded.  Frei said she felt this was a good project, and would make a strong application.  She said CEDA would be happy to work on it with the City, if they so desired.

 

There was continued discussion about the pros and cons of General Obligation Bond and Revenue Bond.  It was the Council’s opinion that, although the standard is the Revenue Bond, which requires a lesser rate of voter approval, the General Obligation Bond should be pursued.  The citizens passed the Resort Tax overwhelmingly, for the purpose of infrastructure repairs to help keep the utility bills in check, and the Council wanted to honor that commitment.

 

Mr. Moore requested that the Council advise him of their decision by Friday Sept 21st, to allow time for the document preparation.  Christine Frei advised the Council that they should begin the RFP process for grant administration and engineering.  It was agreed that the grant writing, at the reduced cost of $3500, would not require RFP.  She also indicated that the Sewer Facility Plan should be completed upon the submission of the Block Grant application, and that they would need a copy.  The information would also be helpful for the actual application preparation.

 

After discussion, motion was made by Anderson, seconded by Underwood, to release a preliminary draft of the Sewer Facility Plan to CEDA for their use in preparation of the Block Grant application.  Voting yea, Anderson, McClure and Underwood.  No nays.

 

After further discussion, motion was made by Anderson, seconded by McClure, to schedule a sewer bond election November 6th, 2007, for the purpose of seeking approval of a $1.3M General Obligation Bond.  Voting yea, Anderson, McClure and Underwood.  No nays.  Motion was then made by Anderson, seconded by McClure, to proceed with CEDA for the $500,000 Block Grant Application.  Voting yea, Anderson, McClure and Underwood.  The Council will also seek loan funding through Rural Development, and will visit with Jerry Schaffer of DEQ, to inquire about available loan funds.

 

A special meeting was set for 8:00pm, Thursday September 20th, for the purpose of considering the sewer bond ordinance and any other required documents.

 

There being no further business, the special meeting was adjourned.

 

 

 

___________________________________          ______________________________

                                    Mayor                                                              Clerk

 

 

CLERKS NOTE:  Following the special meeting, a public meeting was held 7:00pm September 18, 2007, at the Heritage Center to gather public input on the proposed bond election.  Various members of the community were asked to join in this discussion.

Brett Converse of JUB, explained the problems being experienced at the plant and the urgent need for repair.  Jeff Beeman, USDA-RD, explained Rural Development’s loan program and the difference between Revenue and General Obligation Bonds.  It was a very informative meeting with many questions from the citizens being answered.  At the close of the meeting, a show of hands from the 15-20 citizens present was unanimous to support the General Obligation Bond, even though it required a larger (66 2/3%) voter approval, and confirmed the Council’s preliminary decision to pursue the GO Bond.

 

9/20/07

City Hall

8:00pm

 

A special meeting of the Riggins City Council was called to order by Mayor Crump.  Council present were Anderson, McClure and Underwood. 

 

The purpose of the special meeting was to consider the proposed $1.3M Bond issue at the November 6th election, and to enact all documents relating to the bond election and sewer repair.

 

Resolution 07-07 was read to contract with the law firm of Moore Smith Buxton & Turcke of Boise, Idaho for the services in connection with the issuance, sale and deliver of its sewer bonds.  Motion was made by Underwood, seconded by McClure, to pass and approve Resolution 07-07 as presented.  Voting yea, Anderson, McClure and Underwood.  No nays.  A copy of Resolution 07-07 is attached and hereby made a part of this record.

 

The contract for services with Moore Smith Buxton & Turcke, for $10,000 upon completion of the bond issue or $2500 if the bond question failed, was then presented for the Council’s consideration.  Motion was made by Underwood, seconded by Anderson, to approve the contract and authorize the Mayor’s signature on the contract.  Voting yea, Anderson, McClure and Underwood.  No nays.

 

At this time Ordinance #181 was read authorizing an election on November 6, 2007 for the consideration of a $1,300,000 General Obligation Bond for the repair and renovation of the sewer treatment plant. 

                                              ORDINANCE #181

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RIGGINS, IDAHO, ORDERING A SPECIAL BOND ELECTION TO BE HELD ON THE QUESTION OF THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS OF THE CITY IN A PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $1,300,000 FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING THE COSTS OF IMPROVEMENTS AND BETTERMENTS TO THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITIES OF THE CITY AND RELATED IMPROVEMENTS AND COSTS; ESTABLISHING THE DATE, TIME, AND PLACE OF THE SPECIAL BOND ELECTION; APPROVING A FORM OF BALLOT AND A FORM OF NOTICE OF ELECTION; PROVIDING FOR PUBLICATION OF NOTICE OF ELECTION; PROVIDING FOR REGISTRATION OF VOTERS; PROVIDING FOR RELATED MATTERS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

Motion was made by Underwood, seconded by McClure, to suspend with the rules requiring readings on three separate days.  Voting yea, Anderson, McClure and Underwood.  No nays.  Motion was then made by Underwood, seconded by McClure, to pass and approve the ordinance and authorize the Mayor’s signature on the ordinance and all related documents.  Voting yea, Anderson, McClure and Underwood.  No nays.

 

The Clerk reported that Christine Frei, of CEDA, had reviewed the original RFP and contract documents between the City and JUB Engineers, and found them sufficient to satisfy the selection process required by the Block Grant Application.  If the Council desired to continue with JUB for the design and construction engineering, no further RFP process would be required.  After discussion, motion was made by Underwood, seconded by McClure, to continue with JUB’s services for further design and construction engineering. JUB had been selected twice as a result of RFP action, and the Council was satisfied with their previous service.  Voting yea, Anderson, McClure and Underwood.  No nays. 

 

There being no further business, the special meeting was adjourned.

 

 

 

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                                    Mayor                                                              Clerk