October 8, 2012 – 6:30 p.m.

City Hall


The regular meeting of the Riggins Urban Renewal Agency was called to order by Chairperson Bob Crump.  Other Board members present were Roy Akins, Glenna McClure, Matt Sinclair, and Gary Miller.  Board Member Carolyn Friend was absent. The minutes of the previous meeting were presented and members individually polled, all agreeing they had reviewed the minutes.  McClure requested a correction be made on the date of the next meeting; should read October 8, 2012.  There were no other corrections or additions noted, and the minutes were approved as presented with that correction.


FINANCIAL STATEMENT:  The financial statement was read detailing the 9/30/12 cash balance of $5,863.58, plus receipts of $5,721.32 and no disbursements, leaving cash balance of $11,584.90 as of 9/30/12.  Cash in Sewer Obligation Reserve showed a beginning balance of $2,531.42; interest of $1.37 with an ending balance of $2,532.79. 



DISBURSEMENT OF FUNDS:  The Clerk stated $225 for administrative cost, and the transfer of $5,000 to the Sewer Obligation Reserve approved at the July meeting, were not completed.  Chairperson Crump made a motion to pay the incurred Administration OPA of $225, and to transfer $5,000 to the St. Treasurer Sewer Obligation Reserve leaving $6300 in checking; seconded by McClure; voting yea, Akins, Miller and Sinclair.  No nays, motion carried.   Chairperson Crump then made a motion to pay the Oct-Dec Administration OPA of $225, and to transfer $5,000 to the Riggins Community Center Construction Fund, as agreed up at the February 2012 meeting, leaving approximately $1,000 in checking; seconded by McClure; voting yea, Sinclair, Akins, and Miller.  No nays, motion carried. 


AMBULANCE BUILDING:  Miller reported that the School District is receptive to the idea of gifting the property in exchange for a utility relief agreement.  Negotiations will continue.


CLONINGER’S – INCENTIVES FOR DEVELOPMENT:  Akins reported that he has heard there was some discussion at the recent Head Start meeting involving Ryker from Cloninger’s stating that the City’s utilities were too expensive for a new store to be built.  Also, some misconceptions of what the Resort Tax is were mentioned.  Chairperson Crump will draft a letter to Ryker to clarify any misunderstandings he may have regarding the City’s development incentives, including the fact they have prepaid 3 sewer hookups.  In addition, some positive PR on the Resort Tax and its benefits will be communicated.








NEXT MEETING – January 14, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. 


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.


___________­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­________________________              ___________­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_________________________

                        Chairman                                                                                Clerk