The regular meeting of the Riggins URA was called to order by Board Member Glenna McClure in the absence of Chairman Robert Crump. Other Board Members present were Larry Barnard, Carolyn Friend and Norm Klobetanz. Board Member Roy Akins was absent. Brian O’Morrow and Devon Barker were also present.
The meeting was slightly delayed for the completion of the interviews and evaluation of the two responding to the ICDBG Grant Writing/Administration RFP.
There were no minutes presented, as the July URA meeting was cancelled due to a lack of quorum.
The financial statement was presented showing a 6-30-10 balance of $1,883.95, with $3,044.68 tax increment received and no expenditures made during July, leaving the 7-31-10 balance as $4,928.63. There is also $8,981.98 in the Sewer Obligation Reserve Fund. After review, motion was made by McClure, seconded by Klobetanz, to approve the financial statement. Voting yea, Akins, Barnard, Crump, Klobetanz, and McClure. No nays, motion carried.
In consideration of the fund balance, motion was made by Barnard, seconded by Friend to authorize $900 for payment of administrative services for July-December at $150 per month. Voting yea, Barnard, Friend, Klobetanz and McClure. No nays, motion carried.
Motion was also made by Klobetanz, seconded by Friend, to transfer $3000 to the Sewer Obligation Bond Reserve. Voting yea, Barnard, Friend, Klobetanz and McClure. No nays, motion carried.
The Clerk reported that Tony Tenne from the Department of Commerce Block Grant Division, was visiting Riggins on Wednesday, August 11th. He was coming primarily for a mini-audit of the sewer project, but also wanted to visit with the White Water Park committee about the upcoming ICDBG grant application. The Clerk will contact everyone with Tenne’s schedule and coordinate the meeting.
In regards to the evaluations and interviews just completed for the ICDBG Grant Writing/Administration, the following comments were received:
Brian O’Morrow – Recommended CEDA, but thought either would be suitable as he was happily impressed with both. He felt that CEDA has the bigger office and backup staff.
Carolyn Friend – CEDA had completed more grants, and much larger projects.
Larry Barnard – Felt both were capable, but that CEDA had greater experience.
June Whitten – Felt that with the challenge of this particular grant, CEDA was more experienced.
Brian O’Morrow reported that he, and the engineers from the Little Salmon River Bridge project, had walked the property on the east side of the old mill bridge. He reported that they will be installing pavement and a drainage system in that area, which will protect the bridge abutment from erosion, and provide future parking for the proposed WhiteWater River Park.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.