The first meeting of the Riggins Urban Renewal Agency was called to order by Chairman Crump. Boardmembers present included Chairman Crump, Tom Anderson, Larry Barnard, Bob Harper, Glenna McClure and Suzann Underwood. Brian O’Marrow was also present.
The first order of business was to consider a contract with Panhandle Area Council for the completion of the required URD Feasibility Study and Plan. PAC has presented a contract for three services: (1) $5,000 for the URD Study and Plan, (2) $500 per month for day-to-day administration of URD, and (3) consulting and assistance with URD bonding, loans, etc., as may be required in the future, at a rate of $50 per hour with traveling fees. After discussion, motion was made by McClure, seconded by Anderson, to contract with PAC for the $5,000 URD Study and Plan, and for the additional consulting needs in regards to bonding, financing, etc., only, but not to include URD’s day-to-day administration, which would be handled by the City. The motion also included correcting the date of plan completion to 10/31/06, which was an obvious typing error. Voting yea, all six members. No nayes. Motion carried.
The Owner Participant and Reimbursement Contract proposed between the URD and Brown’s Industries, for the costs of the URD Feasibility Study and Plan up to a maximum of $5,000, was reviewed. The corrections made by Brown’s Industries were noted. After review, motion was made by Barnard, seconded by Underwood, to approve the contract as presented and corrected. Voting yea, all six members. No nayes. Motion carried.
The contract with the City of Riggins for URD administration, at a cost of $500 per month was reviewed. After review, motion was made by Underwood, seconded by Harper, to approve the contract as presented. Voting yea, all six members. No nayes. Motion carried.
The contract with the City of Riggins for reimbursement of the City’s engineering costs for the completion of the Sewer Facility and Assessment, up to a maximum of $37,000, was reviewed. After review, motion was made by Underwood, seconded by McClure, to approve the contract as presented. Voting yea, all six members. No nayes. Motion carried.
At this time the URA By-Laws were read. The official meeting time for the URA was established, and added to the By-Laws, as 6:00pm, the second Monday of each month, to be held at the Riggins City Hall. Motion was made by Underwood, seconded by Barnard, to approve the By-Laws as presented with the official meeting set as described above. Voting yea, all six members. No nayes. Motion carried.
The following initial priority projects were set for completion by Riggins URD, to be included in the Plan as remediation: (1) the Riggins sewer system upgrade and expansion, (2) Water system improvements/expansion, (3) Emergency Services improvements and equipment, (4) Off-Street Parking, and (5) the Riverpath Project. City personnel will confer with JUB Engineers, etc., to determine costs associated with these project proposals, and e-mail the that information to Agency members, and I will be presented to PAC for their use in preparing the URD Plan. Motion to accept the projects, in that priority order, was made by McClure, seconded by Underwood. Voting yea, all six members. No nayes. Motion carried.
It was agreed that public notice and information should be given about Riggins URD, and it was suggested that the Agency meet with Idaho County Commissioners to advise them of the proposed activities. Agency member Larry Barnard will also prepare a press release for the Idaho County Free Press, Current and other local papers. He will e-mail the press release draft to members for their review and input before publication.
At this time the need for additional URA officers was discussed. Motion was made by Crump, seconded by Anderson, to elect Larry Barnard as the Agency Vice-Chairman. Voting yea, all six members. No nayes. Motion carried. Motion was then made by Barnard, seconded by McClure to elect Tom Anderson as the Agency Treasurer. Voting yea, all six members. No nayes. Motion carried. It was agreed that all officers including the Chairman would have voting status and would be included in the total count for quarom.
A certificate will be issued for all appointed boardmembers.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.