NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RIGGINS TO CONSIDER THE RIGGINS URBAN RENEWAL PLAN OF THE URBAN RENEWAL AGENCY OF RIGGINS CITY.

 

 

            Notice is hereby given that the Riggins City Council will hold a public hearing at their regular December City Council meeting held at 7:00pm, December 11, 2006, at the Riggins City Hall, 126 N. US#95, Riggins, Idaho, to consider the Urban Renew Plan  (the “Plan”) of the Riggins Urban Renewal Agency for the City of Riggins.  The boundaries of the Plan area are hereinafter described.  The Plan proposes that the Agency undertake urban renewal projects pursuant to the Idaho Urban Renewal Law of 1965, as amended.  The Plan being considered for adoption contains a revenue allocation financing provision pursuant to the Local Economic Development Act, Chapter 29, Title 50, Idaho Code, that will cause property taxes resulting from excess of the equalized assessed valuation as shown on the base assessment roll as of January 1, 2006, to be allocated to the agency for urban renewal purposes.

 

            Copies of the Plan are on file for public inspection at the office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 126 N. US#95, Riggins, Idaho, between the hours of 10:00am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, or can be viewed on the City’s website www.rigginsidaho.org.

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            The general scope and objectives of the plan are:

           

            To remediate the deficiencies in the Project Area, including, among others:

 

  1. Buildings and improvements, which by reason of dilapidation, deterioration, age and obsolescence are detrimental to the public health, safety and welfare types, substandard streets or rights-of-way, and inadequate and deteriorated public improvements and facilities.
  2. Inadequate public services and public buildings which substantially impairs the sound growth of the municipality and constitutes a social and economic liability, to-wit:

 

1)     An inadequate wastewater collection system

2)     An inadequate domestic water supply system

3)     Inadequate public streets, sidewalks, curbs and street lighting

4)     Inadequate public safety facilities

5)     Inadequate public administration facilities

6)     Inadequate public parks and recreation facilities

 

 

 

 

To strengthen the tax base by encouraging private development, thus increasing the assessed valuation of properties within the revenue allocation area and the Project Area as a whole, and benefiting the various taxing districts in which the Urban Renewal Area is located.

 

Any such land uses as described in the Plan will be in conformity with the Comprehensive Plan of the City of Riggins.  Land made available will be developed by private enterprises or public agencies as authorized by law.  The Plan defines various public and private improvements that may be made within the Urban Renewal Area.

 

The projected area herein referred to is the old mill site east of the Little Salmon River, as well as various sections of land within the City of Riggins that are presently undeveloped, or under-developed and under-served by public utilities.

 

At the time and place noted above, all persons interested in the above matter may appear and be heard.  Written comments will also be accepted.  Individuals that will require special assistance to accommodate physical, vision, hearing or other impairments, please contact the Riggins City Hall at (208) 628-3394, three (3) days prior to the public hearing so that arrangements can be made.

 

Dated this 20th day of November, 2006.              s/June Whitten

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                                                                        June Whitten, City Clerk, City of Riggins