The regular meeting of the Riggins Urban Renewal Agency was called to order by Chairman Crump. Board members present included Chairman Crump, Anderson, Harper, McClure and Underwood. Member Larry Barnard was absent.
The Board was individually polled and all confirmed they had reviewed the minutes of the previous meeting. Motion was made by Harper, seconded by Underwood, to approve the minutes as presented. Voting yea, Anderson, Crump, Harper, McClure and Underwood. No nayes.
The URD boundaries were discussed. It has been previously discussed that the properties would be connected by following the riverbank, but that may not be possible because the legal descriptions of several parcels include all the property to the high water mark. The Board agreed to include as much of the riverbank as possible, and to use US#95 to connect the properties where necessary. The Clerk will try to prepare the metes and bounds description and submit to the Idaho County mapping department to check for closure.
The proposed boundaries and properties were reviewed. The high school, the school’s upper lot and the city storage tank properties were added for inclusion in the URD. A complete list of the properties to be included are attached and hereby made a part of this record.
The proposed plans for projected development were reviewed, with some adjustments made, and the information will be forwarded on to John Austin, PAC, to be used in the feasibility plan. That list of estimated development is also attached and made a part of this record.
The proposed projects for inclusion in the feasibility plan were reviewed. It was agreed that the Riverpath project was questionable. Due to the right-of-way issues, and the high estimated costs, it would be considered a lesser priority on the project list. Paving and the development of additional parking at the park were added. The proposed project list, which will be forwarded to Austin for the feasibility plan, is attached and made a part of this record.
The need for additional contracts for reimbursement of expenses was discussed. The present contract with Browns Industries states they will pay “up to a maximum of $5,000” for the feasibility plan prepared by PAC. The Clerk reported there may be a need for additional reimbursement contracts if the costs associated with the plan exceed the $5000 study being completed by PAC. For example, the URD boundaries are very complex, and if professional assistance is required to complete the metes and bounds description, a contract should be in place to provide for reimbursement of those costs. The City currently has a contract with the URD for the ongoing monthly administration. However, additional costs that may be required during the development of the plan (such as surveying) are not normal monthly administration costs. After discussion, motion was made by Underwood, seconded by McClure, to (1) seek payment from Brown’s Industries for any additional costs that may be incurred in connection with the feasibility plan, and to (2) approve a contract with the City for reimbursement of any additional costs incurred by the City in connection with the development of the feasibility plan. Voting yea, Anderson, Crump, Harper, McClure and Underwood. No nayes.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
A special meeting of the Urban Renewal Agency was called to order by Chairman Crump. Board members present included Chairman Crump, Anderson, Barnard, Harper and McClure. Member Suzann Underwood was absent. John Austin, of PAC, was also present.
The boundary map was reviewed and district boundaries confirmed. The Clerk reported that the initial draft of the metes and bounds description was complete and was being submitted to the County mapping department to check for closure. She reported that it was a lengthy, ten page, complex metes and bounds description and may require numerous adjustments before it is finalized.
John Austin presented the URD feasibility plan draft. He reported that the sewer, water, parking, EMS and park projects totaling $3.8-$4M were feasible, according the calculations, but that projected tax increments did not provide sufficient revenue to fund the $1.5M Riverpath project, so it had not been included. Austin also reported that Brown’s estimated developed assessed valuation was increased to reflect a more accurate development potential for the property. The Board members suggested several adjustments to the plan draft, including correction of administration costs, miscellaneous revenue from hookup fees, etc. After review and adjustment of the feasibility plan draft, motion was made by Anderson, seconded by McClure, to approve the plan, as revised, with the stated development projects identified, not including the $1.5 Riverpath project. Voting yea, Anderson, Barnard, Crump, Harper and McClure. No nayes.
Austin reported that the plan will be revised, with the corrections noted, and e-mailed to the Clerk. It should then be printed and mailed to the following taxing districts, which will be impacted by the creation of the URD: Idaho County, School Dist #241, Riggins Cemetery and Syringa Hospital District. Notice will be given of the upcoming public hearing, tentatively scheduled for December, which will allow the 30 day comment period as required by Idaho Code. Austin reported that after the public hearing is held by the URD, the Urban Renewal Agency will enact the ordinance officially formalizing and completing the creation of the UR District. After discussion, motion was made by Harper, seconded by Anderson, to schedule the public hearing to be held at the regular Urban Renewal Agency meeting at 6:00pm, December 11, 2006 at the City Hall. Voting yea, Anderson, Barnard, Crump, Harper and McClure. No nayes. (Clerks Note: After review of Idaho Code, it was determined that the City of Riggins is responsible for holding the public hearing and it is a City of Riggins ordinance that is adopted to create the URD, rather than one of the URD Agency. The notice of public hearing was corrected to reflect that information and changed to 7:00pm, December 11, 2006 at the regular City Council meeting.)
There being no further business, the special meeting was adjourned and John Austin accompanied Board members Crump, Barnard, Harper and. the Clerk to the Idaho County Commissioners meeting for the URD presentation.