The regular meeting of the Riggins Urban Renewal Agency was called to order by Board Chairman Robert Crump. Board Members Tom Anderson, Larry Barnard and Suzann Underwood were also present. Board Members Glenna McClure and Bob Harper were absent. Brian O’Marrow was also present.
The Board was polled and all confirmed they had read the minutes of the previous meeting. Motion was made by Anderson, seconded by Barnard, to approve the minutes as presented with no changes or alterations. Voting yea Anderson, Barnard, Crump, and Underwood. No nays.
It was reported that the $5,000 USDA-RD grant for the White Water Park feasibility study looked very promising. The application was submitted, with Brown’s Industries confirming the $2500 cash match required. The City will contribute $500 in-kind for grant and contract administration.
John Austin, PAC, has suggested a meeting with Browns Industries on June 26th, to review the infrastructure projects planned and potential methods of funding. A meeting was tentatively set for 10:00am, and Brian O’Marrow will check with Judd for his availability.
It was reported that prior to DEQ’s approval of development and/or subdivision water-sewer plans, DEQ will also require that a water facility study be completed to assure that the City has sufficient water capacity to provide service to proposed facilities. DEQ officials indicated that the water study could possibly be included and combined with the sewer facility study now in progress to reduce engineering fees. JUB Engrs were contacted, and submitted an estimate of $43,000+ for a water study that could be incorporated in the sewer facility plan. Since that estimate is much higher than anticipated, Charlie Amell is reviewing the scope of work included to see if anything could be eliminated to reduce the cost. Neither he nor Paul Stevens from JUB could be present at the meeting to discuss the issue, but will continue working on the scope of work to try to reduce costs while still providing a document that will meet DEQ’s requirements.
The Board reviewed the proposed Master Owner Participation Agreement (MOPA) and Exhibits A&B. Exhibit A listed the conceptual project needs, with Exhibit B listing specific projects and their estimated costs. The $15,000 cost of the remote read meter system was added to Exhibit B. A copy of the proposed MOPA with Exhibits A&B will be e-mailed to Judd and Brian for their review prior to the meeting scheduled with John Austin.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.