The regular meeting of the Riggins URA was called to order by Chairman and Board Member Robert Crump. Other Board Members present were Roy Akins, Carolyn Friend, Norm Klobetanz and Glenna McClure. Board Member Barnard was absent.
The minutes were presented and members individually polled, all confirming they had read the minutes. Since there were no additions or corrections offered, the minutes were approved as presented.
The financial statement was presented showing the 11-30-10 balance of $812.78, with no revenue received or expenses paid during the month, leaving $812.58 balance as of
12-31-10. There is also $11,992.67 in the Sewer Obligation Reserve Fund. Chairman Crump indicated that he will submit a claim for mileage for attending the Moscow WWP meeting with National Park Service and U of I. After review, motion was made by Crump, seconded by McClure, to approve the financial statement as presented. Voting yea, Akins, Crump, Friend, Klobetanz, and McClure. No nays, motion carried.
It was reported that the WWP Joint Permit Application is almost ready to go out for public comment. There will be a 28-day public comment period. To save expense, Chairman Crump suggested that a conference call be set up with REP, rather than a face to face meeting, to visit about the response to any permit questions. After the questions are addressed, DEQ will issue the actual permit.
Chairman Crump, Devon Barker and Richelle Barger attended a meeting in Moscow with Dept of Recreation U of I officials and Dan Miller from National Park Service about assistance the students could provide with WWP planning. They discussed the layout of the park, and future operation issues such as manning the site. It was suggested that it may be possible for U of I students to man the park. NRS also attended the meeting as a possible sponsor.
It was reported that Lorraine Roach had received information from Blake Watson that Idaho Power may have economic development funds available for area projects. After discussion, it was agreed that Chairman Crump contact Watson about the WWP and permit application costs that may exceed the present grant.
It has been suggested that the URA change their meetings from monthly to quarterly during these times of little activity. The Clerk was requested to check the regulations addressing meetings, to see if that is possible.
Chairman Crump reported that there is no new information on the transfer of the Old Mill Bridge to the City. Mike Baron, Federal Highways, indicated that the transfer is now between the City and the Forest Service. After discussion, the Clerk was requested to research the ownership of the eastside bridge approach property.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.