The regular meeting of the Riggins Urban Renewal Agency was called to order by Chairman and Board Member Robert Crump. Other Board Members present included Tom Anderson, Larry Barnard, Carolyn Friend and Norm Klobetanz. Board Member Glenna McClure joined the meeting at 6:50pm.
The minutes of the previous meeting were presented. Board Members were individually polled and all confirmed they had read the minutes. There were no additions or corrections offered and the minutes were approved as presented.
The financial statement was read indicating no revenue received and no expenses paid in May, with a 05-31-09 balance of $769.36. Motion was made by Crump, seconded by Barnard, to approve the financial statement and pay the City $300 for May and June 09 administration fees. (May 09 had been previously approved, but not yet paid.) Voting yea, Anderson, Barnard, Crump, Friend and Klobetanz. No nays.
The Clerk requested that the following agenda items, which the Agency has become aware of after the posting of the preliminary agenda, be added to the evening agenda:
(1) Extension of the URA
(2) RTCA National Park Service Assistance Grant application
(3) White Water Park meeting with Judd DeBoer
Motion was made by Barnard, seconded by Anderson, to add the listed items to the agenda. Voting yea Anderson, Barnard, Crump, Friend and Klobetanz. No nays.
Chairman Crump gave the following White Water Park update. The City has received a $50,000 Idaho Gem Grant for the engineering and design of the park. The grant requires $10,000 match, with Judd DeBoer providing $5,000 cash, and the City providing $2500 In-Kind match for administration and $2500 cash, with URA MOPA reimbursement.
Extension of the URA – It has been suggested that the URA be extended from 10 years to the maximum time allowed. 65% or $10,000 of the annual URD tax increment has been dedicated to the payment of the bond financing the sewer renovation. Since it is a 30-year bond, the extension will be needed to continue the financial assistance beyond the present ten-year program. There is also legislation to restrict URDs in the future, so extending the time period would insure the funding. After discussion, motion was made by Crump, seconded by Anderson, to recommend that the City extend the current URD to the maximum time allowed. Voting yea, Anderson, Barnard, Crump, Friend, Klobetanz and McClure. No nays.
RTCA National Park Service Assistance Grant application – Chairman Crump reported that Rivers Trail Conservation Assistance Grants may be available through the National Park Service. The grants are for design and layout assistance only, no actual funds are disbursed. He was putting together an application and Carl Skyrman had offered to help with the design. He requested that the URA issue a letter of support for the project to accompany the grant application. After discussion, motion was made by Crump, seconded by Anderson, to recommend that the City pursue the grant and to write a letter of support for the RTCA grant application. Voting yea, Crump, Anderson, Barnard, Friend, Klobetanz and McClure. No nays.
White Water Park Meeting – It was agreed that a meeting should be set up at the River Park site to define the boundaries of the project and talk to DeBoer about the ownership and responsibilities of the land and facilities. It was recommended that a meeting be set up at 5:30, prior to the regular July URA meeting.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.