The regular meeting of the Riggins Urban Renewal Agency was called to order by Boardmember and Chairman Robert Crump. Board members present also included Tom Anderson and Glenna McClure. Members Larry Barnard and Suzann Underwood were absent.
It was reported that, beginning in January, there will be two openings on the URA Board, for the position now held by Suzann Underwood and the one previously held by Bob Harper. Carolyn Friend will be appointed to serve on the Board as a Council position, and with Larry Barnard now serving on the City Council, the other opening will be for a citizen representative. Chairman Crump advised also, that the Board may want to consider increasing the number of members to seven, to make it easier to maintain a quorum. Boardmember qualifications will be reviewed, and Chairman urged other Boardmembers to think about someone to recommend for those positions.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved as read. There was no financial report presented.
The sewer plant renovation schedule was reviewed. In February, the City will know if the ICDBG application has been approved to the next level of consideration, with the final decision made in May. If approved, project design will take an estimated six months, with bid preparation October-December, with construction during the winter of 2008-2009.
It was reported that the White Water Park Feasibility Study contract with Recreation Planning and Engineers was now complete. Approval of the contract form was slow, with the draft being shuffled between USDA-RD, the City and the Contractor, but the contract is now signed, with work to be completed within 275 days.
The Clerk reported that Browns Industries had not yet responded with payment for invoices covering the $5000 URA Plan and $1000 Water Study. A second reminder had been sent, and if payment is not forthcoming, it was agreed that the City would be asked to pay the $5000+ PAC bill, with a MOPA agreement prepared for reimbursement. The PAC bill was received in September, and is now long overdue.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.