The regular meeting of the Riggins Urban Renewal Agency was called to order by Board member and Chairman Robert Crump. Other Board members present were Tom Anderson, Bob Harper and Glenna McClure. Members Suzann Underwood and Larry Barnard were absent.
Board members were individually polled and all confirmed that they had read the minutes of the previous meetings. There were no alterations or corrections made and the minutes were approved as presented.
The URA 2007-2008 budget totaling $3,100,000 was reviewed. Motion was made by Anderson, seconded by McClure to approve the budget as presented. Voting yea, Anderson, Crump, Harper and McClure. No nays. A copy of the approved budget is attached and hereby made a part of this record.
It was reported that two responses were received as a result of the White Water Park Study RFP: One from Bruce Anderson of Montana, and one from Recreation Engineering and Planning from Colorado. The Board reviewed both response proposals and the RFP and after review, motion was made by Crump, seconded by Harper, to recommend the firm of Recreation Engineering and Planning for the study, citing their expertise in the field of white water park development. Voting yea, Anderson, Crump, Harper and McClure. No nays.
The Clerk reported that Browns Industries had signed the White Water Park $2500 OPA, but had declined to fund the Water Study at this time.
It was also reported that Browns Industries officials had met with John Austin and the developer in Dover Bay, and Austin thought the meeting went well.
The Clerk reported that according to Idaho County Assessor, the 2007 increment assessment to be used for the Urban Renewal District was approximately $1.8M, which should result in a tax increment of $12,660 for the first year. There were also three or four houses under construction in the District, which should come on line in 2008, so the tax increment would be increasing.
Chairman Crump reported that he, the Clerk and Brian O’Marrow had met with Bruce Anderson, who later submitted a response to the White Water Park Study RFP. The group toured the river site and many ideas were brought up in connection with the park development, such as handicap river access for boating, fishing, etc.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.