The regular meeting of the Riggins Urban Renewal Agency was called to order by Board Member and Chairman Robert Crump. Other Board Members present included Tom Anderson, Glenna McClure, and Carolyn Friend. Board Member Underwood was absent. Guests present include Richelle Barger and Norm Klobetanz.
The minutes of the previous meeting were presented. Board members individually polled and all confirmed they had read the minutes, and with no corrections, the minutes were approved as presented. The financial statement was presented, with the first URA tax receipt of $4547.68 and Brown’s Industries $6000.00 noted! The Clerk reported that John Austin had been contacted, and he advised that some funds be retained in the URA account, and to begin repaying the OPAs with the tax received. After discussion, motion was made by Barnard, seconded by Anderson, to make the following payments for expenses connected to the Plan: City of Riggins $940.00 and Browns Industries $3,000, retaining approximately $1000 in the URA account. Motion also stated to pay Browns Industries interest from the date of loan at the current bank rate. Voting yea, Anderson, Barnard, Crump, Friend and McClure. No nays. After further review of the financial statement, motion was made by McClure, seconded by Anderson, to approve the statement as presented. Voting yea, Anderson, Barnard, Crump, Friend and McClure. No nays. A copy of the financial statement is attached and hereby made a part of this record.
It was noted that the URA accounts may need to have updated signature cards, if former member Bob Harper’s name is listed. After discussion, motion was made by Anderson, seconded by Barnard, to remove his name and add Carolyn Friend, listing Friend, Crump, Anderson and Whitten as signers on the account. Voting yea, Anderson, Barnard, Crump, Friend and McClure. No nays.
Since there is some question about the effect the URD will have on school funding, the Clerk was requested to research the subject with Idaho County Assessor, for the Board’s information at the next meeting.
Chairman Crump gave a brief report on the White Water Park Study. A 275-day contract with Recreation Engineering and Planning had been signed in November. The study will be funded by a $5000 USDA-RD grant to the City , matched by a $2500 cash donation from Browns Industries.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.