City Council Minutes

2022

On August 30, 2022, the City of Richfield’s Mayor and City Council held a special City Council Meeting at 6:00 P.M.

Pledge of Allegiance: The Mayor and City Council and guests recited the pledge of allegiance.

Roll Call: Councilman Leaven Hatch present, Levi Long present, Mark Whitesell present, Mitch Henson present and Mayor Tom Naylor present.

Employees present were: Jason Brauburger, Jose Loughmiller and Jackie Gill.

Guests present were: Jim McNall with ICRMP.

Jim presented a slide show and training about policies and conduction of meetings.

Councilman Long made the motion to adjourn the meeting, 2nd by Councilman Long. Motion Carried.


Meeting Adjourned

______________________________________ ________________________________

Mayor Tom Naylor City Clerk Jackie Gill


On August 8, 2022, the City of Richfield’s Mayor and City Council held their regular City Council Meeting at 6:30 P.M.

Pledge of Allegiance: The Mayor and City Council and guests recited the pledge of allegiance.

Roll Call: Councilman Leaven Hatch present, Levi Long present, Mark Whitesell present, Mitch Henson present and Mayor Tom Naylor present.

Employees present were: Jason Brauburger, Jose Loughmiller maintenance and Jackie Gill.

Guests present were: Brittany Peck and Lincoln County Deputy Harriston.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

1. Ament Fiscal year 2021-2022 budget.

Open Budget- Received Federal Grant Funds from ARRA for infrastructure and a DEQ water Protection Grant for security cameras at the wells.

Public Comments: NONE

2. Fiscal Year Budget 2022-2023

Total budget = $904,888.00

Public Comments: NONE

Councilman Whitesell made the motion to adjourn the public hearing, 2nd by Councilman Long. Motion Carried.

Mayor Tom Naylor called the city council meeting to order.

Agenda: Councilman Long made the motion to approve the agenda as posted, 2nd by Councilman Hatch. Motion Carried.

Minutes: Councilman Long made the motion 2nd by Councilman Hatch to approve the previous months minutes. Motion Carried.

Treasurer’s Report: Councilman Whitesell made the motion to approve the treasurer’s report, 2nd by Councilman Henson. Motion Carried.

August 2022 Bills

CITY ACCOUNT

Verizon $109.16

Century link 209.99

Zions bank 49.26

New Holland 536.00

Idaho asphalt 16,156.25

Assoc of Idaho cities 50.00

NPW-Ann’s auto 401.77

Valley Country store 3055.90

Courier News 203.78

ID Fire Extinguishers 260.25

Dig Line 22.44

D& B Supply 330.65

Artesian Septic 265.00

Timberline Trash

Idaho Power

Joes Backhoe 2525.00

WATER ACCOUNT

ETS 1500.00

Century Link 9.00

Magic Valley Lab 22.00

Workman & Assoc. 2200.00

McHugh & Bromley 34.72

Postmaster

Idaho Power

SEWER ACCOUNT

Old Castle Infrastructure (grant) 9,147.72

Thatcher Co 490.29

Magic Valley Labs 728.00

Workman & Assoc. 2200.00

Idaho Power

Joe’s Backhoe (infrastructure grant) 2405.00

REVENUE SHARING ACCOUNT

Lincoln County 500.00

Brendan Ash 300.00

Bills were read by Jackie Gill. Councilman Long made the motion 2nd by Councilman Hatch to approve and pay the bills. Motion Carried.

ACTION ITEMS:

Audit Fiscal Year 2020-2021 By Workman /Brown Auditors

Discussion: Dan will come present the audit to the council.

Sheriff Report: August 2022, Deputy Harriston Reported 42 calls

Approval of Amended Budget for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 because of grants received. Ordinance 262-A

Discussion of Mayor and Council: NONE

Ordinance 262-A was read by Jackie Gill.

Councilman Whitesell made the motion 2nd by Councilman Henson to wave readings 2 and 3. Motion Carried.

Councilman Long made the motion 2nd by Councilman Hatch to approve Ordinance 262-A.

Councilman Long voted yes

Councilman Whitesell voted yes

Councilman Henson voted yes

Councilman Hatch voted yes

Motion Carried.

Approval of Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Budget

Discussion of Mayor and Council: NONE

Budget Appropriation Ordinance 263 was read by Jackie Gill.

Councilman Whitesell made the motion 2nd by Councilman Henson to wave readings 2 and 3. Motion Carried.

Councilman Long made the motion 2nd by Councilman Hatch to approve Ordinance 263.

Councilman Long voted yes

Councilman Whitesell voted yes

Councilman Henson voted yes

Councilman Hatch voted yes

Motion Carried.

ETS Broad Band Update: in the process of updating cameras to maintenance phones of all city wells

Water Project 3rd street to Blake Street along Cassia Ave: pricing update when job gets closer to being started

Brittney Peck: Would like to propose getting a splash park at the city park, she is currently working with Make a

Wish to give back to the community.

Sewer Rate Increase: Councilman Long brought up some option for discussion

Jason Brauburger gave out a spreadsheet on usage per customer for information

Natural Gas: no new info

Noise Ordinance: no new info

Attorney Brendan Ash: Mr. Ash has been appointed to be a Judge. Mayor Naylor will contact another lawyer in the same office for a bid.

Irrigation water at the cemetery: Cemetery will water in the evenings and when it is cool.

Mayor and Council went into Executive meeting to discuss appointment of new City Clerk.

Mayor and Council return from Executive meeting.

Roll Call

Councilman Long Here

Councilman Whitesell Here

Councilman Henson Here

Councilman Hatch Here

Mayor Naylor Here

Mayor Naylor appointed Jackie Gill as City Clerk. It was affirmed by Councilman Long and 2nd by Councilman Henson.

The position of City Clerk was accepted by Jackie Gill.

PLANNING & ZONING-Jose Loughmiller

Josh Bennett- Rezone property from commercial to residential was approved by the Planning and Zoning. Councilman Henson made the motion 2nd by Councilman Hatch to hold a public hearing for the Rezone. Motion Carried. A public hearing will be held, the property will be posted and notifications will be sent to residents within 300ft.

Craig and Jackie Gill- Request for a conditional use permit of 1 year with the option of renewal to place a camp trailer at 145 W Blaine was approved by the Planning and Zoning. Councilman Whitesell made the motion 2nd by Councilman Long to hold a public hearing. Motion Carried. A public hearing will be held, the property will be posted and notifications will be sent to residents within 300ft.

Tom will schedule a meeting with Jim at Association of Idaho Cities to meet with the City Council and Planning & Zoning.

Discussion From Guests: NONE

Councilman Whitesell made the motion at 8:48 P.M., to adjourn the meeting, 2nd by Councilman Long. Motion Carried.

Meeting Adjourned

______________________________________ ________________________________

Mayor Tom Naylor City Clerk Jackie Gill


On July 11, 2022, at 6:30 P.M., The Richfield City held their regular city council meeting.

Mayor Tom Naylor called the meeting to order.

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call: Councilman Leaven Hatch present, Councilman Levi Long present, Councilman Mark Whitesell present, Councilman Mitch Henson present and Mayor Tom Naylor present.

Employees present: Jason Brauburger, Jose Loughmiller, Lu Ann Swainston and Jackie Gill.

Guests included Deputy Baird from Lincoln County, Jack Nelson District 26A House of Representative candidate.

ACTION ITEMS:

Agenda: Councilman Levi Long made the motion to approve the agenda as sent out and posted, 2nd by Councilman Mitch Henson. Motion Carried.

Minutes: Councilman Mark Whitesell made the motion to approve the previous months minutes, 2nd by Councilman Leaven Hatch. Motion Carried.

Treasurer’s Report: Councilman Levi Long made the motion, 2nd by Councilman Leaven Hatch to approve the treasurer’s report. Motion Carried.

Bills were read by the City Clerk. Councilman Hatch made the motion to pay the bills, 2nd by Councilman Long. Motion Carried.

CITY ACCOUNT WATER ACCOUNT

No. 7090 Ace Hardware 355.07 No. 10270 NCPERS 16.00

No. 7091 Quill 25.33 No. 10271 PERSI 3,186.70

No. 7092 Zion’s Bank 314.37 No. 10272 State Tax Commission 707.00

No. 7093 Citi Cards 60.00 No. 10273 Pinnacle Technologies 2,861.50

No. 7094 Century Link 208.57 No. 10274 Magic Valley Lab 22.00

No. 7095 Friday’s Market 7.59 No, 10275 McHugh/Bromley 31.01

No. 7096 ETS Telecommunications 196.50 No. 10276 Century Link 9.00

No. 7097 Verizon Wireless 108.89 No. 10277 Idaho Power Co. 5,856.73

No. 7098 NPW 300.67 No. 10278 U.S. Post Office

No. 7099Valley Wide CoOp 1,137.32 No. 10279 City of Pocatello 3,659.04

No. 7100 Home Depot 506.73 No. 10280 T. Naylor 85.19

No. 7101 Big State Industrial 328.93 No. 10281 L. Hatch 8.51

No. 7102 Kilgore Contracting 7,864.35 No. 10282 L. Long 8.51

No. 7103 Idaho Power Co. 1,108.69 No. 10283 M. Whitesell 8.51

No. 7104 Artesian Septic 265.00 No. 10284 M. Henson 8.51

No. 7105 Timberline Trash 168.00 No. 10285 L. Swainston 3,315.94

No. 7106 Citi Card 39.83 No. 10286 J. Brauburger 2,746.27

No. 10287 J. Loughmiller 170.38

No. 10288 J. Gill 1,268.27

Bank Balance 6/30/22 $727,443.39 No. 10289 J. Loughmiller 2,710.90

Book Balance $726,090.80 No. 10290 Blue Shield 2,388.30

Deposits

Expenditures Bank Balance 6/30/22 $381,133.79

Bank Balance 7/29/22 Book Balance $375,182.50

Checks Out Deposits

Book Balance Expenditures

Bank Balance 7/29/22

SEWER ACCOUNT Check Out

Book Balance

No. 3565 JUB Engineers 2,401.67

No. 3566 Magic Valley Lab 485.00 REVENUE SHARING ACCOUNT

No. 3567 Stukenholtz Lab 59.00

No. 3568 Kilgore Contracting 6,702.54 No. 1332 Lincoln County 500.00

No. 3569 Idaho Power Co. 932.65 No. 1333 Brendan Ash 300.00

Bank Balance 6/30/22 $76,141.03 Bank Balance 6/30/22 $85,104.91

Book Balance $75,087.31 Book Balance $84,804.91

Deposits Deposits

Expenditures Expenditures

Bank Balance 7/29/22 Bank Balance 7/29/22

Check Out Check Out

Book Balance Book Balance

SEWER REPAIR ACCOUNT WITHHOLDING ACCOUNT

B&B Balance 6/14/22 $198,342.58 B&B Balance 6/30/22 $10,072.66

Deposits Deposits

Expenditures Expenditures

B&B Balance 7/ /22 B&B Balance 7/29/22

STATE TREASURER’S FUND

CITY ACCOUNT

Balance 6/30/22 $646,635.38

Interest Deposit

Balance 7/29/22

WATER ACCOUNT

Balance 6/30/22 $210,627.39

Interest Deposit

Balance 7/29/22

SEWER ACCOUNT

Balance 6/30/22 $199,375.74

Interest Deposit

Balance 7/29/22

ACTION ITEMS:

Jack Nelson District 26B House of Representatives visited with the city council, he is running for election.

Sheriff Report: July Report was given by Deputy Baird. 55 hours was spent within the city.

Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 was discussed. A public Hearing will be held at the next City Council Meeting August 8, 2022, on the budget.

A public hearing also will be held to amend the 2021-2022 budget because of grant money that the city received for infrastructure.

ETS Broadband will be installing transmitters on the wells. Need a line of site at Well No. 4 to the water tower. Mayor Naylor stated that some trees will need to be topped in order to reach Well No. 4 for transmittal.

Water Project 3rd Street to Blake Avenue along Cassia Avenue approximate cost $64,000.00.

Alvaro Vazquez update on the trading of property to cross his property for the sewer line. Mayor Naylor stated that Alvaro Vazquez would rather do a perpetual easement instead of trading property.

The city received the annual surface water mitigation agreement from the City of Pocatello from the McHugh/Bromley water attorneys. Councilman Long made the motion to have the mayor sign the agreement and pay the cost of $3,659.04, 2nd by Councilman Hatch. Motion Carried.

Sewer Rate Increase was discussed. The city clerk presented several cities rates to the council.

Commercial rates were discussed also. After a lengthy discussion Councilman Long made the motion to table the decision, 2nd by Councilman Henson. Motion Carried.

Mayor Naylor will discuss with the city attorney on an ordinance for the RV park.

Maintenance Report: 1. Asphalt patching getting ready for seal coating.

2. South aerator detached from lagoon, was retrieved and sent for repair.

3. July 21, 2022 chip sealing main street.

4. Aerate the ponds more effectively was discussed on what options would work better for the city. To rent the aerators the cost for each would be $4,000.00 per month.

Natural Gas no info.

Councilman Long made the motion, 2nd by Councilman Henson to hire the American Codifier to categorize the city ordinances. Mayor Naylor stated it would cost approximately $5,000.00. He was talking with the company about paying the cost over 2 years. Motion Carried.

Catering Permit: El Cazador for 8 catering permits for the horse races. Councilman Whitesell made the motion to approve the permits, 2nd by Councilman Hatch. Motion Carried.

Noise Ordinance still working on.

The city received a complaint on the So. Valley Trailer Park after the 2 trailers burnt and has not been completely cleaned up.

City Clerk Lu Ann Swainston told the mayor and city council that she will be retiring the 1st day of August 2022, after 33 years.

At 8:00 P.M., the meeting was adjourned by Councilman Mark Whitesell, 2nd by Councilman Hatch. Motion Carried.

Meeting Adjourned.

____________________________________ _______________________________

Mayor Tom Naylor City Clerk Lu Ann Swainston


On June 13, 2022, at 6:30 P.M. Mayor Tom Naylor called the regular meeting for the City of Richfield to order.

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call: Councilman Leaven Hatch present, Councilman Levi Long present, Councilman Mark Whitesell present, Councilman Mitch Henson present and Mayor Tom Naylor present.

Employees present, Jason Brauburger, Jose Loughmiller, Lu Ann Swainston and Jackie Gill.

Guest was Deputy Harriston.

ACTION ITEMS:

Agenda: Councilman Levi Long made the motion to approve the agenda as posted, 2nd by Mark Whitesell. Motion Carried.

Minutes: Councilman Leaven Hatch made the motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting, 2nd by Councilman Mark Whitesell. Motion Carried.

Treasurer’s Report: Councilman Long made the motion to approve the treasurer’s report, 2nd by Councilman Mitch Henson. Motion Carried.

Bills were read by the City Clerk. Councilman Long made the motion to pay the bills, 2nd by Councilman Hatch. Motion Carried.

CITY ACCOUNT WATER ACCOUNT

No. 7078 US Post Office 84.00 No. 10245 NCPERS 16.00

No. 7079 Century Link 205.80 No. 10246 PERSI 3,146.92

No. 7080 Richfield Highway District 242.56 No. 10247 State Tax Commission 694.00

No. 7081 NPW 30.56 No. 10248 Magic Valley Lab 66.00

No. 7082 Prescott Craig Insurance 95.88 No. 10249 Century Link 9.00

No. 7083 Timberline Trash 84.00 No. 10250 Evan’s Plumbing 75.00

No. 7084 Valley Wide CoOp 353.03 No. 10251 IRWA 380.00

No. 7085 Zion’s Bank 209.56 No. 10252 Quill 287.28

No. 7086 Friday’s Market 21.99 No. 10253 H.D. Fowler 880.80

No. 7087 Verizon Wireless 108.89 No. 10254 Post Office 70.80

No. 7088 Artesian Septic & Potties 265.00 No. 10255 Idaho Power Co. 4,795.19

No. 7089 Idaho Power Co. 1,160.80 No. 10256 T. Naylor 85.19

No. 10257 L. Hatch 8.51

Bank Balance 5/31/22 $690,149.89 No. 10258 L. Long 8.51

Book Balance $688,892.84 No. 10259 M. Whitesell 8.51

Deposits 63,862.70 No. 10260 M. Henson 8.51

Expenditures 26,569.20 No. 10261 McHugh/Bromley 11.66

Bank Balance 6/30/22 $727,443.39 No. 10262 J. Brauburger 2,746.27

Check Out 1,352.59 No. 10263 J. Loughmiller 170.38

Book Balance $726,090.80 No. 10264 J. Loughmiller 2,985.19

No. 10265 L. Swainston 3,315.94

No. 10266 J. Gill 1,719.06

No. 10267 Blue Shield 2,388.30

SEWER ACCOUNT Bank Balance 5/31/22 $379,659.94

Book Balance $364,799.39

No. 3558 Magic Valley Lab 463.00 Deposits 38,231.25

No. 3559 Thatcher Co. 545.19 Expenditures 36,757.40

No. 3560 Postmaster 49.60 Bank Balance 6/30/22 $381,133.79

No. 3561 IRWA 120.00 Checks Out 5,951.29

No. 3562 JUB Engineers 420.00 Book Balance $375,182.50

No. 3563 JUB Engineers 2,317.40

No. 3564 Idaho Power Co. 1,004.12 REVENUE SHARING ACCOUNT

Bank Balance 5/31/22 $80,862.92 No. 1330 Lincoln County 500.00

Book Balance $79,903.60 No. 1331 Brendan Ash 300.00

Deposits 23,772.50

Expenditures 28,494.39 B&B Balance 5/31/22 $61,902.27

Bank Balance 6/30/22 $76,141.03 Deposits 23,702.64

Check Out 1,053.72 Expenditures 500.00

Book Balance $75,087.31 Bank Balance 6/30/22 $85,104.91

Check Out 300.00

Book Balance $84,804.91

SEWER REPAIR ACCOUNT WITHOLDING ACCOUNT

B&B Balance 5/11/22 $198,337.69 B&B Balance 5/31/22 $10,072.51

Deposits 1,004.89 Deposits 3,900.38

Expenditures -------- Expenditures 3,900.23

B&B Balance 6/ 14/22 $199,342.58 B&B Balance 6/30/22 $10,072.66

STATE TREASURER’S FUND

CITY ACCOUNT

Balance 5/31/22 $646,161.09

Int. Deposit

Balance 6/30/22

WATER ACCOUNT

Balance 5/31/22 $210,472.90

Int. Deposit

Balance 6/30/22

SEWER ACCOUNT

Balance 5/31/22 $199,227.52

Int. Deposit

Balance 6/30/22

Lincoln County Sheriff Report by Deputy Harriston showed 73 total records for the month of May 2022.

A complaint was received about young boys riding in the middle of the road on bicycles and will not move over for automobiles. Deputy will let the other deputies know and watch when they are on patrol.

Proposed Budget was presented to the Mayor and City Council for review, mayor asked the city council to look the budget over, contact city clerk if they had comments.

Sewer Rates were discussed. More info next month.

Broadband ETS nothing to discuss.

Water Project-3rd Street to Blake Street along Cassia Avenue no decision.

Quit Claim deed with Alvaro Vazquez not complete.

A letter from Hugh Royal was received. He requested moving the speed limit sign along west Elmore Avenue closer to Tiger Drive it obstructs his view. Councilman Henson made the motion to move the sign 50 feet to the west, 2nd by Councilman Hatch. Motion Carried.

Stonehinge RV Park-7 day stay. If the city is contacted about staying longer the clerk has the right to extend the stay. Councilman Hatch made the motion, 2nd by Councilman Long. Motion Carried.

Mayor Naylor would like to designate one spot for the extended stay spot. The spots need to be numbered.

Next month’s Agenda: Councilman Hatch made the motion to bring ideas to the next month’s meeting for an Ordinance to be written by the City Attorney pertaining to the RV Park, 2nd by Councilman Mark Whitesell. A sign will be posted with the rules for everyone.

Maintenance Report:

1. Lift Station replacement South Main

2. Trash Can enclosure at the City Park

3. Arena sink placed in the cook shack before Outlaw Day

4. New Holland tractor is not regening, was taken to the New Holland dealer for repair

Backflow Testing:

15 of 23 were tested. Blaine Sorensen, Alex Sutter does not need to be tested.

Richfield School, Kevin Case, LDS Church, Family Mart and Joe Matheney will receive another letter about testing by July 1, 2022. If they do not the city will have it done and then will bill the customers.

The city council will revisit the Backflow Ordinance.

Natural Gas no updates.

Outlaw Day ReCap. Councilman Whitesell stated that the Riding Club board does not want to sign an agreement with the city to use the arena. Councilman Hatch will attend the next Riding Club meeting to discuss the issues.

Noise Ordinance: Councilman Henson stated that he had read the ordinance and made some changes that he felt needed to be changed or added. Mayor Naylor will get with Mitch to discuss the ordinance.

A server for the city office will cost approximately $8,000.00 from Total Tech. ETS Broadband is going to see what they can do it for.

Sidewalk Grant: Mayor Naylor applied for a grant for sidewalk replacement, curb and gutter. 3 blocks

2 along Kootenai Avenue and 1 block on Tiger Drive by the School.

Sterling Codifier: Go through the city ordinance, categorize and place on the city web site. Bid is approximately $6,000. To $8,000. Councilman Leaven Hatch made the motion to get a bid, 2nd by Levi Long. Motion Carried.

Pat House has asked the city to clean the weeds and cat tails out of her ditch.

Matt Miles has applied for a building permit to put a small home (690 sq. ft.) on Block 38 Lot 9 50 X 122.

When ownership of the property is recorded at the Lincoln County Courthouse a building permit will be submitted to Idaho Division of Building Safety for approval.

After no further business Councilman Levi Long made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:40 P.M., 2nd by Councilman Leaven Hatch. Motion Carried.

Meeting Adjourned

________________________________________ ________________________________________

Mayor Tom Naylor City Clerk Lu Ann Swainston


On May 9, 2022 The Richfield City Council held their regular city council meeting at 6:30 P.M.

Mayor Tom Naylor calls the meeting to order.

Pledge Allegiance

Roll Call: Councilman Leaven Hatch present, Councilman Levi Long present, Councilman Mark Whitesell present, Councilman Mitch Henson present. Mayor Tom Naylor present.

Employees present: City Clerk Lu Ann Swainston, Maintenance Employees Jason Brauburger, Jose Loughmiller, office help Jackie Gill.

Guests included Deputy Caleb Reese and Mae Garrett.

Agenda: Councilman Whitesell made the motion to approve the agenda as posted, 2nd by Leaven Hatch. Motion Carried.

Minutes: Councilman Long made the motion to waive the reading of the previous month’s minutes and approve, 2nd by Councilman Leaven Hatch. Motion Carried.

Treasurer’s Report: Councilman Mark Whitesell made the motion to waive the reading and approve the treasurer’s report, 2nd by Councilman Hatch. Motion Carried.

Bills were read by the City Clerk. Councilman Long made the motion to pay the bills as read, 2nd by Councilman Whitesell. Motion Carried.

ACTION ITEMS:

Sheriff Report: April 2022 given by Deputy Caleb Reese. The sheriff department had 104 calls within the City of Richfield for April.

America Legion Post #1 asked for a donation for the 4th of July fireworks, Councilman Whitesell made the motion to donate $400.00, 2nd by Councilman Long. Motion Carried.

No new information on the ETS Broadband by Mayor Tom Naylor or Councilman Leaven Hatch.

Mayor Naylor discussed with the city council the port a potties for Outlaw Day that was tabled last month. Mayor Naylor met with Lori Whitesell and Rachele Barnes on the need of the port a potties at the arena and on Main Street for the bull riding on Friday night and the dance on Saturday evening. Councilman Leaven Hatch stated that he contacted Glanbia Foods, they donated $2,000.00 for the port a potties this year.

Maintenance Report by Jason Brauburger. He stated that irrigation pipe for Alex Sutter has been complete. Worked on the lift station pump on South Main. Working on the phosphorus/ ammonia testing requirements to see if the city has the ability to comply.

Low water pressure caused the city to be under a boil order advisory from Wednesday to Friday. The city was required to notify by paper, and TV of the notice. Two (2) e-coli samples were taken 24 hours apart both test were absent of any bacteria. The boil order advisory was lifted and DEQ was notified.

Water Project: from 3rd street West to Blake Street along Cassia Avenue was tabled until next month.

Backflow letters were sent out to the home owners that have backflow preventers that need to have the annual test. Testing Date of May 25 2022, by Evan’s Plumbing. Water will be shut off due to home owner’s non compliance.

Alvaro Vazquez still waiting for the Quit Claim deed to be signed by all parties.

Natural Gas: no update.

Noise Ordinance: Mayor Naylor asked each councilman to look over the ordinance and make the necessary changes that they see needs to be removed or added for the next city council meeting.

Building Permit: Jason Brauburger for foundation permit for a manufactured home. The permit will be sent to the State of Idaho Building Safety for approval. Set backs will be met. Councilman Mark Whitesell made the motion to approve the building permit, 2nd by Councilman Mitch Henson. Motion Carried.

Haisen Workmen attended the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. He stated that he was interested in being a member; he had spoken with the mayor. In order for him to become a member the city council will have to change the ordinance from 3 members to 5 members with a public hearing. Councilman Hatch stated that it has been hard in the past to get 3 members to serve didn’t see a need to change at this time.

CITY ACCOUNT WATER ACCOUNT

No. 7066 Century Link 202.42 No. 10222 NCPERS 16.00

No. 7067 Timberline Trash 84.00 No. 10223 PERSI 3,100.51

No. 7068 Verizon Wireless 108.89 No. 10224 State Tax Commission 677.00

No. 7069 NPW 102.82 No. 10225 Zion’s Bank 437.35

No. 7070 Ace Hardware 6.59 No. 10226 Magic Valley Lab 3,480.00

No. 7071 R. Highway District 24.89 No. 10227 Century Link 9.00

No. 7072 Coast to Coast 184.38 No. 10228 Quill Corp. 147.91

No. 7073 Valley Wide CoOp 254.11 No. 10229 McHugh/Bromley 17.49

No. 7074 Friday’s Market 6.99 No. 10230 H.D. Fowler 1,011.18

No. 7075 Idaho Power Co. 965.26 No. 10231 DigLine 56.10

No. 7076 Courier News 49.28 No. 10232 Postmaster 54.80

No. 7077 Artesian Port a Potty 100.00 No. 10233 Idaho Power Co. 4,478.52

No. 10234 Tom Naylor 85.19

Bank Balance 4/30/22 $680,136.42 No. 10235 Leaven Hatch 8.51

Book Balance $678,705.43 No. 10236 Levi Long 8.51

Deposits 26,522.94 No. 10237 Mark Whitesell 8.51

Expenditures 16,509.47 No. 10238 Mitch Henson 8.51

Bank Balance 5/31/22 $690,149.89 No. 10239 Jason Brauburger 2,746.27

Checks Out 1,257.05 No. 10240 Jose Loughmiller 170.38

Book Balance $688,892.84 No. 10241 Jose Loughmiller 2,841.77

No. 10242 Lu Ann Swainston 3,315.94

SEWER ACCOUNT No. 10243 Jackie Gill 1,028.28

No. 3549 Thatcher Co. Inc. 498.69 No. 10244 Regence Blue Shield 2,388.30

No. 3550 Magic Valley Lab 998.00

No. 3551 Stukenholtz Lab 504.00 Bank Balance 4/30/22 $374,027.08

No. 3552 JUB Engineers Inc. 423.00 Book Balance $365,046.44

No. 3553 JUB Engineers Inc. 2,317.00 Deposits 36,094.25

No. 3554 JUB Engineers 276.32 Expenditures 30,461.39

No. 3555 Idaho Power Co. 959.32 Bank Balance 5/31/22 $379,659.94

Check Out 14,860.55

Bank Balance 4/30/22 $77,307.04 Book Balance $364,799.39

Book Balance $76,406.53

Deposits 35,553.53 REVENUE SHARING ACCOUNT

Expenditures 31,997.65

Bank Balance 5/31/22 $80,862.92 No. 1327 Lincoln County 500.00

Check Out 959.32 No. 1328 Brendan Ash 300.00

Book Balance $79,903.60 No. 1329 American Legion Post #1 400.00

SEWER REPAIR ACCOUNT B&B Balance 4/30/22 $51,447.91

Deposits 11,654.36

B&B Balance 4/11/22 $197,332.82 Expenditures 1,200.00

Deposits 1,004.87 B&B Balance 5/31/22 $61,902.27

Expenditures -------

B&B Balance 5/11/22 $198,337.69 WITHHOLDING ACCOUNT

B&B Balance 4/30/22 $10,072.42

Deposits 3,894.75

Expenditures 3,894.66

B&B Balance 5/31/22 $10,072.51

STATE TREASURER’S FUND

CITY ACCOUNT

Balance 4/30/22 $645,814.72

Interest Deposit

Balance 5/31/22

WATER ACCOUNT

Balance 4/30/22 $219,360.08

Interest Deposit

Balance 5/31/22

SEWER ACCOUNT

Balance 4/30/22 $199,122.72

Interest Deposit

Balance 5/31/22

After no further business Councilman Whitesell made the motion to adjourn the meeting, 2nd by Councilman Hatch. Motion Carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:00 P.M.

_________________________________________ ________________________________________

Mayor Tom Naylor City Clerk Lu Ann Swainston


Meeting Adjourned

On April 11, 2022, the Richfield City Council held their regular meeting at 6:30 P.M.

Called to Order: Mayor Tom Naylor called the meeting to order.

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call: Council Leav’en Hatch present, Councilman Levi Long present, Councilman Mark Whitesell present, Councilman Mitch Henson present and Mayor Tom Naylor present.

Employees present: Lu Ann Swainston City Clerk, Jason Brauburger and Jose Loughmiller maintenance, and Jackie Gill.

Guests include Ben Holland, Joan Rutler, Tracy Alanis, Lori Whitesell, Thelma Martz and Donna Vejmola.

ACTION ITEMS:

Agenda: Councilman Mark Whitesell made a motion to approve the agenda as posted, 2nd by Leav’en Hatch. Motion Carried.

Minutes: Councilman Levi Long made the motion to approve the minutes of the previous months minutes with no changes, 2nd by Councilman Leav’en Hatch. Motion Carried.

Treasurer’s Report: Councilman Hatch made the motion to approve the treasurer’s as sent to each councilman and mayor, 2nd by Councilman Long. Motion Carried.

Bills: Councilman Hatch made the motion to pay the bills as read, 2nd by Councilman Henson. Motion Carried.

CITY ACCOUNT WATER ACCOUNT

No. 7055 U.S. Post Office 43.20 No. 10198 NCPERS 16.00

No. 7056 Century Link 197.11 No. 10199 PERSI 3,157.12

No. 7057 Timberline Trash 84.00 No. 10200 State Tax Commission 749.00

No. 7058 Richfield Hwy Dist. 130.62 No. 10201 Zion’s Bank 445.02

No. 7059 Ann’s Auto 31.45 No. 10202 Century Link 9.00

No. 7060 Verizon Wireless 108.93 No. 10203 Magic Valley Lab 22.00

No. 7061 Friday’s Market 6.78 No. 10204 ProWest 640.00

No. 7062 Summit Bank 1,483.10 No. 10205 Summit Bank 1,483.11

No. 7063 Valley Wide CoOp 1,457.18 No. 10206 Postmaster 52.40

No. 7064 A&G Irrigation 2,313.08 No. 10207 McHugh/Bromley 19.88

No. 7065 Idaho Power Co. 1,155.20 No. 10208 Valley Wide CoOp 932.27

No. 10209 Idaho Power Co. 4,201.86

Bank Balance 3/31/22 $674,437.11 No. 10210 Pinnacle Technologies 1,000.00

Book Balance $672,792.38 No. 10211 T. Naylor 85.19

Deposits 44,464.39 No. 10212 L. Hatch 8.51

Expenditures 38,765.08 No. 10213 L. Long 8.51

Bank Balance 4/30/22 $680,136.42 No. 10214 M. Whitesell 8.51

Checks Out 1,430.99 No. 10215 M. Henson 8.51

Book Balance $678,705.43 No. 10216 J. Brauburger 2,746.27

No. 10217 J. Loughmiller 170.38

SEWER ACCOUNT No. 10218 J. Loughmiller 2,687.79

No. 10219 L. Swainston 3,315.94

No. 3544 Magic Valley Lab 937.00 No. 10220 J. Gill 1,239.30

No. 3545 Mtn. Land Supply 25,499.09 No. 10221 Regence Blue Shield 2,388.30

No. 3546 Summit Bank 1,483.11

No. 3547 Idaho Power Co. 900.51 Bank Balance 3/31/22 $371,656.29

No. 3548 Valley Wide CoOp 1,253.50 Book Balance $361,043.83

Deposits 42,861.17

Bank Balance 3/31/22 $70,720.82 Expenditures 40,490.38

Bank Balance $69,770.01 Bank Balance 4/30/22 $374,027.08

Deposits 62,331.39 Check Out 8,980.64

Expenditures 55,745.17 Book Balance $365,046.44

Bank Balance 4/30/22 $77,307.04

Check Out 900.51

Book Balance $76,406.53 REVENUE SHARING ACCOUNT

SEWER REPAIR ACCOUNT No. 1324 Lincoln County 500.00

No. 1325 Brendan Ash 300.00

B & B Balance 3/11/22 $196,327.81 No. 1326 Tree Trouble 750.00

Deposits 1,005.01

Expenditures --- B&B Balance 3/31/22 $52,996.66

B&B Balance 4/11/22 $197,332.82 Deposits 1.25

Expenditures 1,550.00

WITHHOLDING ACCOUNT B&B Balance 4/30/22 $51,447.91

B&B Balance 3/31/22 $10,072.34

Deposits 3,901.02

Expenditures 3,900.94

B&B Balance 4/30/22 $10,072.42

STATE TREASURER’S FUND

CITY ACCOUNT

Balance 3/31/22 $645,598.59

Int. Deposit

Balance 4/30/22

WATER ACCOUNT

Balance 3/31/22 $210,289.68

Int. Deposit

Balance 4/30/22

SEWER ACCOUNT

Balance 3/31/22 $199,056.08

Int. Deposit

Balance 4/30/22

NEW BUSINESS: ACTION ITEMS

Deputy Baird from Lincoln County Sheriff Office presented the March 2022 Sheriff Report. 73 calls for the City of Richfield.

Ben Holland: Spoke with the city council about the farm hydrant that is on S. 3rd Street. The building needs repaired and he suggested moving the hydrant to a different location because of all the traffic on 3rd street south. Mayor Naylor said their has been discussion in the past on moving the hydrant, but just hasn’t been done yet.

Tracy Alanis and Lori Whitesell met with the city council on Outlaw Days June 10 & 11, 2022. Friday Night Bull Riding, Saturday morning a breakfast, parade, arena events and Mud Bogs. Saturday evening a street dance.

They would like to see that the weeds get sprayed and mowed before the events on Friday and Saturday.

Port- a-potties were discussed at length. Lori Whitesell stated that more port-a-potties are needed at the arena. They have asked for the city to pay the cost.

Councilman Hatch made the motion to table the decision until next month, 2nd by Councilman Long. Motion Carried.

Cook Shack: Mayor Naylor stated that the cook shack lock should be held by the city, if there are equipment in the cook shack that they do not want anyone to use the items should be removed. Horse racers are able to use the cook shack for their events.

A hold harmless agreement was sent to the city attorney for any changes that should be done legally. The horse racers will sign the agreement along with the Richfield Riding Club. The city has asked that a 10% gate fee be paid to the city for repairs after each event held at the arena.

Applying dust abatement was discussed at the arena on both ends.

Lincoln County Commissioner Joann Rutler met with the city council on a water program from the South Central Community Action to help with low income to pay for water and sewer. One application per household. The city would have to apply to become a vendor. Councilman Long made the motion to apply to be a vendor, 2nd by Councilman Mitch Henson. Motion Carried.

ETS Broadband no new information.

Maintenance Report: Jason stated that pipe for the sewer project had been ordered and received.

On March 28, 2022 the E-Coli Sample was high. Jason had to send a letter to DEQ and then retest. The April 4, 2022 test was good.

Alex Sutter had a water leak where the storage units are being built, the city dug up and capped.

Hugh Royal would like to school speed limit sign on Elmore Avenue be moved further down the road so he does not have to look at it all the time.

Jason presented the cost of the water like from 3rd street to Cassia Avenue would cost approximately $47,323.25 for materials. JUB Engineer cost for the plans will be an additional $16,520.00. Councilman Long made the motion, 2nd by Councilman Hatch to table until next months meeting.

Sewer Project: JUB Engineers, Inc. $13,730.00 services for the 2022 sewer extension project. Councilman Long made the motion to sign the service agreement and pay for services 2nd by Councilman Hatch. Motion Carried

Backflow testing will need to be done before June 1, 2022. Letters will be sent out to remind them that testing needs to be done before they start sprinkling their yards..

AlvaroVazquez still waiting on the quit claim to be completed.

Natural Gas no up date.

Noise Ordinance: Council needs to make changes and at the next meeting will address the changes.

Alex Sutter storage units: contractor is starting on the cement pad. Irrigation ditch will be piped. Alex Sutter will purchase the pipe City will install. Pipe will be put on the line between Alex Sutter and Thelma Martz.

Thelma Martz addressed the Mayor and Council about Alex Sutter getting a survey of his property so that everyone knows where the property lines are.

After no further business Councilman Long made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 P.M., 2nd by Councilman Mark Whitesell. Motion Carried

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Mayor Tom Naylor City Clerk Lu Ann Swainston


On March 14, 2022 at 6:30 P.M., the City of Richfield held their regular scheduled city council meeting.

Mayor Tom Naylor called the meeting to order.

Roll Call: Councilman Leaven Hatch present, Councilman Levi Long present, Councilman Mark Whitesell present, Councilman Mitch Henson present.

Employees: Jason Brauburger, Jose Loughmiller, Lu Ann Swainston , Jackie Gill all present.

Guests included: Craig Gill and Deputy Hairston.

ACTION ITEMS:

Agenda: Councilman Hatch made the motion to approve the agenda as posted, 2nd by Councilman Long. Motion Carried.

Minutes: Councilman Long made the motion to waive the reading and approve the previous months minutes, 2nd by Councilman Whitesell. Motion Carried.

Treasurer’s Report: Councilman Hatch made the motion to waive the reading and approve the treasurer’s report as sent out to each councilman and mayor, 2nd by Councilman Long. Motion Carried.

The City Clerk read the bills to be paid. Councilman Whitesell made the motion to approve the bills and pay, 2nd by Councilman Henson. Motion Carried.

CITY ACCOUNT WATER ACCOUNT

No. 7048 Century Link 200.19 No. 10178 NCPERS 16.00

No. 7049 Courier News 167.84 No. 10179 PERSI 3,213.97

No. 7050 Valley Wide CoOp 212.32 No. 10180 State Tax Commission 752.00

No. 7051 Timberline Trash 61.50 No. 10181 Century Link 9.00

No. 7052 Verizon Wireless 108.93 No. 10182 Magic Valley Lab 20.00

No. 7053 Big Wood Canal Co. 3,450.15 No. 10183 Friday’s Market 38.76

No. 7054 Idaho Power Co. 1,391.44 No. 10184 McHugh/Bromley 11.13

No. 10185 Postmaster 52.80

Bank Balance 2/28/22 $678,411.49 No. 10186 Idaho Power Co. 4,074.38

Book Balance $676,779.45 No. 10187 T. Naylor 85.19

Deposits 1,649.67 No. 10188 L. Hatch 8.51

Expenditures 5,624.05 No. 10189 L. Long 8.51

Bank Balance 3/31/22 $674,437.11 No. 10190 M. Whitesell 8.51

Checks Out 1,644.73 No. 10191 M. Henson 8.51

Book Balance $672,792.38 No. 10192 J. Brauburger 2,694.27

No. 10193 J. Loughmiller 170.38

No. 10194 J. Loughmiller 2,884.27

No. 10195 L. Swainston 3,315.94

No. 10196 J. Gill 997.31

SEWER ACCOUNT No. 10197 Regence Blue Shield 2,338.30

No. 3540 Zion’s Bank 412.36 Bank Balance 2/28/22 $374,498.41

No. 3541 Magic Valley Lab 1,116.00 Book Balance $363,915.65

No. 3542 Idaho Power Co. 950.72 Deposits 37,274.90

No. 3543 Thatcher Co. Inc. 2,140.12 Expenditures 40,117.02

Bank Balance 3/31/22 $371,656.29

Bank Balance 2/28/22 $59,602.14 Check Out 10,647.46

Book Balance $58,615.07 Book Balance $361,008.83

Deposits 39,086.00

Expenditures 27,967.32 REVENUE SHARING ACCOUNT

Bank Balance 3/31/22 $70,720.82

Check Out 950.72 No. 1322 Brendan Ash 300.00

Book Balance $69,770.10 No. 1323 Lincoln County 500.00

SEWER REPAIR ACCOUNT B&B Balance 2/28/22 $53,795.30

Deposits 1.36

B&B Balance 2/11/22 $195,323.31 Expenditures 800.00

Deposits 1,004.50 B&B Balance 3/31/22 $52,996.66

Expenditures -------

B&B Balance 3/11/22 $196,327.81 WITHHOLDING ACCOUNT

B&B Balance 2/28/22 $10,072.26

Deposits 4,074.44

Expenditures 4,074.36

B&B Balance 3/31/22 $10,072.34

STATE TREASURER’S FUND

CITY ACCOUNT

2/28/22 Balance $645,474.63

Int. Deposit

3/31/22 Balance

WATER ACCOUNT

2/28/22 Balance $210,249.30

Int. Deposit

3/31/22 Balance

SEWER ACCOUNT

2/28/22 $199,017.86

Int. Deposit

3/31/22 Balance

ACTION ITEMS:

Sheriff Report February 2022 77 Total Calls by Deputy Hairston

Broadband ETS: no information to share with the city council.

Easter egg Hunt: April 16, 2022 Crystal Naylor in charge. Friday’s Market is donating bicycles for each age group. Glanbia will be donating the 600 plastic eggs for the hunt and Easter baskets.

Alvaro Vazquez: Mayor Naylor has quit claim deed that Alvaro will need to sign along with The City of Richfield. Mayor Naylor will record at the courthouse.

Natural Gas: Councilman Hatch states that it is moving forward.

Summer Projects:

3rd Street to 1st Street along Cassia Avenue: 4 blocks 6” minimum water line and fire hydrants. JUB submitted the agreement for professional services in the amount of $16,520.00 for site topography, water main design, drawing of record survey and construction engineering for the mayor to sign. The decision was tabled by Councilman Hatch and 2nd by Councilman Long until the city has a total cost for the project. Motion Carried.

Sewer Lift Station removal: The City received $53,000.00 last year from a grant to help with the project another $53,000.00 will be received in June 2022. The City would like to start before the irrigation water comes in. Need to discuss with the Big Wood Canal if permits need to be gotten for the project.

Jason submitted a cost of pipe and materials for the project. They would start the project as the lagoons and work east to south main. Councilman Hatch made the motion to remove the lift station, 2nd by Councilman Long. Motion Carried.

Mayor Tom Naylor, Councilman Hatch, Jason Brauburger and Jose Loughmiller met with Idaho Transportation Department to discuss the crossing of water main, and irrigation pipes on Hwy 26/93. The city will mark all crossings.

Maintenance Report: Jason stated that over the last month that several water meters had frozen, pump at lift station had to be removed and replaced. The pump was taken to the repair shop but it could not be repaired, Jason is looking at other options, the system is running on 1 pump.

EPA Lead and Copper: before October 2024 the city must submit an inventory of pipe used from the main to inside of each home.

Backflow Testing: This is mandated by DEQ. The city is 100% non-compliant for 2021.

Councilman Hatch made the motion that by the end of May 2022 all backflows need to be tested by a certified tester or the water will be disconnected at the meter, 2nd by Councilman Long. Motion Carried. Each home owner must provide the paperwork that the testing had been done.

Jose Loughmiller with Planning and Zoning stated the Osbaldo Castro has submitted a 2 story permit and a single family dwelling to complete his project on south 2nd street.

Alex Sutter has submitted plans for one storage unit 30 X 130. Alex stated to Jose that he does not want to pipe the ditch on the east between his property and the neighbor. Discussion was held with the council. Jose will talk with Alex again. The City would be willing to put the pipe in if he purchases the pipe.

A 24’ culvert will need to be installed at the entrances of the property.

After no further business Councilman Levi Long made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 P.M., 2nd by Councilman Mark Whitesell. Motion Carried.

Meeting Adjourned

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Mayor Tom Naylor City Clerk Lu Ann Swainston


On February 14, 2022 at 6:30 P.M., Tom Naylor Mayor opened the Public Hearing for a request from Keith Laudert for a Conditional Use Permit to place an RV on his property to live in for 180 days with a possible extension. The City Council did not receive comments or written letters about the CUP. Mayor Tom Naylor closed the public hearing.

Mayor Tom Naylor opened the regular city council meeting to order at 6:40 P.M.

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call: Councilman Leaven Hatch present, Councilman Levi Long present, Councilman Mark Whitesell present, Councilman Mitch Henson present and Mayor Tom Naylor present.

Employees present: Jason Brauburger, Jose Loughmiller and Lu Ann Swainston present.

Guests: Keith Laudert, Brendan Ash city attorney.

ACTION ITEMS:

Agenda: Councilman Leaven Hatch made the motion to approve the agenda as posted, 2nd by Councilman Levi Long. Motion Carried.

Minutes: Councilman Mark Whitesell made the motion to approve and waive the reading of the previous month’s minutes, 2nd by Councilman Leaven Hatch. Motion Carried.

Treasurer’s Report: Councilman Levi Long made the motion to waive the reading and approve the treasurer’s report, 2nd by Leaven Hatch. Motion Carried.

The City Clerk presented a copy of the 2021-2022 actual budget balance to each councilman and mayor after 4 months of expenditures.

Reading of the bills: Councilman Leaven Hatch made the motion the pay the bills, 2nd by Councilman Mitch Henson. Motion Carried.

CITY ACCOUNT WATER ACCOUNT

No. 7040 Century Link 197.19 No. 10156 NCPERS 16.00

No. 7041 Timberline Trash 61.50 No. 10157 PERSI 3,334.94

No. 7042 D&B Supply 43.96 No. 10158 State Tax Commission 759.00

No. 7043 Superior Door 202.50 No. 10159 H.D. Fowler 166.88

No. 7044 Verizon Wireless 108.93 No. 10160 McHugh/Bromley 21.47

No. 7045 Richfield Highway Dist. 463.15 No. 10161 Century Link 9.00

No. 7046 Idaho Power Co. 1,378.75 No. 10162 Quill Corp. 399.49

No. 7047 Tacoma Screw 173.73 No. 10163 Magic Valley Lab 20.00

No. 10164 Postmaster 62.40

No. 10165 Idaho Power Co. 3,928.96

Bank Balance 1/31/22 $678,104.94 No. 10166 T. Naylor 85.19

Book Balance $676,017.04 No. 10167 L. Hatch 8.51

Deposits 3,438.17 No. 10168 L. Long 8.51

Expenditures 3,131.62 No. 10169 M. Whitesell 8.51

Bank Balance 2/28/22 $678,411.49 No. 10170 M. Henson 8.51

Checks Out 1,632.04 No. 10171 Ferguson’s 40.00

Book Balance $676,779.45 No. 10172 J. Brauburger 2,898.14

SEWER ACCOUNT No. 10173 J. Loughmiller 170.38

No. 10174 J. Loughmiller 2,897.02

No. 3533 JUB Engineers 264.30 No. 10175 L. Swainston 3,331.94

No. 3534 Magic Valley Lab 496.00 No. 10176 J. Gill 1,197.85

No. 3535 Valley Wide CoOp 154.45 No. 10177 Blue Shield 2,388.30

No. 3536 USA Bluebook 161.23

No. 3537 Zion’s Bank 397.55

No. 3538 Idaho Power Co. 987.07 Bank Balance 1/31/22 $363,351.75

No. 3539 JUB Engineers 321.00 Book Balance $351,231.69

Deposits 38,777.00

Bank Balance 1/31/22 $61,972.17 Expenditures 27,630.34

Book Balance $60,785.78 Bank Balance 2/28/22 $374,498.41

Deposits 27,173.50 Check Out 10,582.76

Expenditures 29,543.53 Book Balance $363,915.65

Bank Balance 2/28/22 $59,602.14

Check Out 987.07

Book Balance $58,615.07 REVENUE SHARING ACCOUNT

No. 1320 Brendan Ash 300.00

SEWER REPAIR ACCOUNT No. 1321 Lincoln County 500.00

B&B Balance 1/11/22 $194,318.35 B&B Balance 1/31/22 $54,594.05

Deposits 1,004.96 Deposits 1.25

Expenditures ------- Expenditures 800.00

B&B Balance 2/28/22 $195,323.31 B&B Balance 2/28/22 $53,795.30

WITHHOLDING ACCOUNT

B&B Balance 1/31/22 $10,072.18

Deposits 4,263.57

Expenditures 4,263.49

B&B Balance 2/28/22 $10,072.26

STATE TREASURER’S FUND ACCOUNT

CITY ACCOUNT

1/31/22 Balance $645,376.89

Int. Deposit

2/28/22 Balance

WATER ACCOUNT

1/31/22 Balance $210,217.46

Int. Deposit

2/28/22 Balance

SEWER ACCOUNT

1/31/22 Balance $198,987.72

Int. Deposit

2/28/22 Balance

ACTION ITEMS:

Public Hearing: Conditional Use Permit for Keith Laudert to place an RV on his property to live in until he places a manufactured home on his property. Jose Loughmiller president of the Planning and Zoning commission stated they recommended approving the permit with no conditions for 180 days with an extension if needed.

Councilman Levi Long made the motion to approve the recommendation from P&Z, 2nd by Councilman Mark Whitesell. Motion Carried.

Sheriff Report given by Deputy Hairston for the month of January 2022.

Total of 81 calls 6 pulled cases.

ETS Broadband: The library has been hooked to the broadband. Councilman Hatch and Councilman Whitesell stated that they are scheduled this week to be hooked up.

$500.00 charge for equipment and install with $55.00 per month

$250.00 charge for partial payment with $70.00 per month until equipment is paid for they will go to the $55.00 per month.

Zero down will pay $85.00 per month with 221 payments then when equipment and install is paid in full with be charged $55.00 per month.

Information: The Broadband will be holding a community meeting at the Lincoln County Community Building in Shoshone, Idaho, explaining the rates and will have more information.

City Attorney Brendan Ash was present. After the meeting he will discuss with the Mayor the delinquent water and sewer bills and having an ordinance so that the water can be shut off legally.

Maintenance Report: Jason has submitted the sewer reuse report to DEQ. They have had a few water meters freeze and a water line freeze today.

Jason would like to have a dig line application submitted for $85.00 per year for the fee, then $1.72 each after 60 locates. The city would be notified when someone is going to be digging in the city. Councilman Levi Long made the motion to approve the application, 2nd by Councilman Leaven Hatch. Motion Carried.

Jason discussed with the city council spring and summer projects for the water and sewer.

Cassia Avenue was discussed putting a new water line from 3rd street to 1st street.

Abandon the sewer lift station of south main and gravity fall to the sewer lagoons. The city has approval from DEQ they city had to ask for a year extension to do.

Vazques Property: George Yerion the city survey is working on doing a quit claim deed with the city and Alvaro property.

Natural Gas: Councilman Hatch stated that the city would be more apt to get a grant than Glanbia Foods would, so he would like to see the city take the lead.

Noise Ordinance: No decision

City Clerk stated that Ware & Associates had completed the 2019-2020 Audit. The books for 2020-2021 Fiscal Year books are at the new auditors Workman/Brown getting the audit completed.

Miguel Serna called and wants to schedule a match horse race April 10, 2022, at the Richfield Arena. He will have to resubmit liability insurance papers and sign a hold harmless agreement with the city.

After no further discussions, Councilman Hatch made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:20 P.M., 2nd by Councilman Levi Long. Motion Carried.

Meeting Adjourned

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Mayor Tom Naylor City Clerk Lu Ann Swainston


On January 10, 2022, at 6:30 P.M., The City of Richfield held their regular City Council meeting.

Mayor Tom Naylor called the meeting to order.

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call: Councilman Leav’en Hatch present, Councilman Levi Long present, Councilman Mark Whitesell present, Councilman Mitch Henson present and Mayor Tom Naylor present.

Employees present: Jose Loughmiller and Lu Ann Swainston.

Guests included Sheriff Rene King and Deputy Cameron Harrison.

Action Items:

Agenda: Councilman Levi Long made the motion to approve the agenda, 2nd by Councilman Leav’en Hatch. Motion Carried.

Minutes: Councilman Leav’en Hatch made the motion to approve the minutes from December 2021, 2nd by Councilman Mark Whitesell. Motion Carried.

Treasurer’s Report: Councilman Levi Long made the motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report, 2nd by Councilman Leav’en Hatch. Motion Carried.

Bills were read by the city clerk. Councilman Leav’en Hatch made the motion to approve the bills as read, 2nd by Councilman Mark Whitesell. Motion Carried.

CITY ACCOUNT WATER ACCOUNT

No. 7027 Idaho Power Co. 1,373.03 No. 10131 NCPERS 16.00

No. 7028 National Parts Warehouse 29.63 No. 10132 PERSI 3,009.88

No. 7029 Artisian Clean 400.00 No. 10133 State Tax Commission 670.00

No. 7030 Zion’s Bank 195.68 No. 10134 Idaho Power Co. 4,401.74

No. 7031 Ace Hardware 4.99 No. 10135 Ware & Associates 1,917.00

No. 7032 Verizon Wireless 114.04 No. 10136 H.D. Fowler 5,610.67

No. 7033 Courier News 65.76 No. 10137 Valley Wide CoOp 438.38

No. 7034 Ware & Associates 1,917.00 No. 10138 Postmaster 61.20

No. 7035 Tacoma Screw 8.25 No. 10139 Friday’s 6.19

No. 7036 Timberline Trash 61.50 No. 10140 Magic Valley Lab 40.00

No. 7037 Century Link 199.51 No. 10141 Century Link 9.00

No. 7038 Richfield Highway 303.41 No. 10142 Home Depot 65.60

No. 10143 PERSI 2.70

Bank Balance 12/31/21 $628,056.27 No. 10144 McHugh/Bromley 4.59

Book Balance $625,049.93 No. 10145 T. Naylor 85.19

Deposits 55,730.33 No. 10146 L. Hatch 8.51

Expenditures 5,681.66 No. 10147 L. Long 8.51

Bank Balance 1/31/22 $678,104.94 No. 10148 M. Whitesell 8.51

Checks Out 2,087.90 No. 10149 M.Henson 8.51

Book Balance $676,017.04 No. 10150 J. Brauburger 3,199.07

No. 10151 J. Loughmiller 170.38

No. 10152 J. Loughmiller 2,971.54

SEWER ACCOUNT No. 10153 L. Swainston 3,331.94

No. 10154 J. Gill 1,102.71

No. 3526 Idaho Power Co. 1,186.39 No. 10155 Blue Shield 2,388.30

No. 3527 JUB Engineers 1,592.77

No. 3528 JUB Engineers 844.38 Bank Balance 12/31/21 $364,394.16

No. 3529 USA Bluebook 502.99 Book Balance $351,362.76

No. 3530 Magic Valley Lab 636.00 Deposits 37,926.01

No. 3531 Industrial Electric 554.92 Expenditures 38,968.42

No. 3532 Ware & Associates 1,916.00 Bank Balance 1/31/22 $363,351.75

Check Out 12,120.06

Bank Balance 12/30/21 $60,317.70 Book Balance $351,231.69

Book Balance $59,263.98

Deposits 33,470.00

Expenditures 31,815.53

Bank Balance 1/31/22 $61,972.17

Check Out 1,186.39

Book Balance $60,785.78

REVENUE SHARING ACCOUNT

No. 1317 Brendan Ash 300.00 WITHHOLDING ACCOUNT

No. 1318 Lincoln County 500.00

B&B Balance 12/31/21 $10,072.10

Bank Balance 12/31/21 $55,692.64 Deposits 3,909.40

Book Balance $55,392.64 Expenditures 3,909.32

Deposits 1.41 B&B Balance 1/31/22 $10,072.18

Expenditures 800.00

B & B Balance 1/31/22 $54,594.05 SEWER REPAIR ACCOUNT

B&B Balance 12/10/21 $193,313.15

Deposits 1,005.20

B&B Balance 1/11/22 $194,318.35

STATE TREASURER’S FUND

CITY ACCOUNT

12/21/21 $645,300.74

Interest Deposit 76.15

1/31/22 $645,376.89

WATER ACCOUNT

12/31/21 $210,192.66

Interest Deposit 24.80

1/31/22 $210,217.46

SEWER ACCOUNT

12/31/21 $198,964.24

Interest Deposit 23.48

1/31/22 $198,987.72

ACTION ITEMS:

Oath of Office: Mayor Naylor administered to oath of office to Councilman Levi Long, Councilman Mark Whitesell for 4 years and Councilman Mitch Henson for 2 years.

Elect President of the City Council. Councilman Levi Long made the motion to elect Councilman Leav’en Hatch, 2nd by Councilman Mark Whitesell.

Roll Call Vote: Councilman Levi Long aye, Councilman Mark Whitesell aye, and Councilman Mitch Henson aye.

December 2021 Sheriff Report presented by Sheriff King. Total Records 107.

ETS Broadband Update: The land swap has been completed. A quit claim deed is needed for the Lincoln County Commissioners. Wifi is not working in the city/highway building, Mayor Naylor will call ETS and get it hooked up. Fiber optic will be going to Glanbia, Richfield Schools and the Richfield Library plus the Lincoln County Youth Center.

Attorney Brendan Ash did not come to the meeting, but is finding information about the city Ordinance about turning off water to residence after 30 days is a legal enforceable ordinance.

The City received an email from Pat Baker stating that she has decided that she is not going to retire and give up the ICRMP Insurance. The city at the previous meeting approved that Prescott Craig will be the agent for the city. Councilman Leav’en Hatch made the motion to keep Bryan Craig as the ICRMP agent

With Prescott Craig Insurance, 2nd by Councilman Levi Long. Motion Carried.

Official Depository: Councilman Levi Long made the motion to keep Zion’s Bank and The State Treasurer’s Office as the official depository, 2nd by Councilman Leav’en Hatch. Motion Carried.

Rehire Employees: Councilman Leav’en Hatch made the motion to rehire the city employees, 2nd by Councilman Mitch Henson. Motion Carried.

Employee Wages for 2022: Councilman Henson said the cost of living percentage is at 5%. Councilman Leav’en Hatch made the motion to agree with the 5% raise, 2nd by Levi Long. Motion Carried.

Operation Facelift Grant: Deadline is January 14, 2022.

Ideas: House numbers installed on every house in the city.

Rocky Ledge repair picnic shelter, concrete picnic tables, gravel, and a port a potti were some ideas.

More ideas need to be given to Mayor Naylor before the 14th of January.

Maintenance Report was given by Jose Loughmiller, Jason Brauburger was absent. Main project is moving snow. Dechlor for Sewer quit working so have taken it for repairs.

Suggestion was to write letters to patrons to push snow back off the city right-of-way.

In the spring open 1st street from Latah Avenue to Kootenai Avenue.

Alvaro Vazquez property: Mayor Naylor stated that the surveyor suggested a quit claim deed with the lot line shift. The Lincoln County Assessor will have to agree to the quit claim deed.

A Public Hearing is scheduled for February 14, 2022 at 6:30 P.M. for a conditional use permit to live in an RV trailer at his property on Blaine Avenue. Councilman Levi Long made the motion, 2nd by Councilman Leav’en Hatch. Motion Carried.

Natural Gas no updates but still working on it.

Noise Ordinance will be discussed in the near future.

Councilman Leav’en Hatch made the motion to adjourn the meeting, 2nd by Councilman Mitch Henson. Motion Carried.

Meeting Adjourned

_____________________________________ ____________________________________

Mayor Tom Naylor City Clerk Lu Ann Swainston


2021

On December 20, 2021, at 6:30 P.M, The City of Richfield held their regular city council meeting.

Pledge of Allegiance

Mayor Tom Naylor called the meeting to order.

Roll Call: Councilman Leaven Hatch present, Councilman Levi Long present, Councilman Mark Whitesell present, Councilman Mitch Henson present and Mayor Tom Naylor present.

Employees: Jason Brauburger, Jose Loughmiller and Lu Ann Swainston present.

Guests: Sheriff Rene King and Erica King.

ACTION ITEMS:

Agenda: Councilman Levi Long made the motion to approve the posted agenda, 2nd by Councilman Leaven Hatch. Motion Carried.

Minutes: Councilman Hatch made the motion to approve the minutes of the previous month, 2nd by Councilman Mark Whitesell. Motion Carried.

Treasurer’s Report: Councilman Long made the motion to approve the treasurer’s report, 2nd by Councilman Hatch. Motion Carried.

The City Clerk read the bills. Councilman Hatch made the motion to approve the bills as read, 2nd by Councilman Henson. Motion Carried.

ACTION ITEMS:

Sheriff Report: Sheriff King presented the monthly report; the report was different than the previous months. 85 total calls with 56 hours spent within the city. The city council would like to see the month to month report along with year to date on the report.

ETS Broadband: Councilman Hatch stated that he went to the Lincoln County Commissioner meeting a Conditional Use Permit variance request application will need to be done. The Glanbia site will need to be rezoned. The end of January 2022 will be the start date to start selling the broad band service.

2022 Beer, Liquor and Wine Licenses: Friday’s Market for Beer and Wine

Main Street Bar & Grill Liquor and Beer

Little Wood Saloon Liquor and Beer

Family Mart Beer and Wine

Councilman Levi Long made the motion to approve the requests for 2022 year, 2nd by Leaven Hatch. Motion Carried.

Mayor Naylor informed the city council that he has spoke with City Attorney Brendan Ash about the ordinance which relates to the shutting off of water after 30 days delinquency. He will report to the council at the January 2022 meeting.

2022 Operation Facelift Application: Due Date January 14, 2022 for application. Need projects to submit.

Maintenance Report: Jason stated to the mayor and city council that they have repaired water leaks,

Completed the water and sewer on south 2nd street. Replaced fire hydrant at the corner of North Main Street and Cassia Avenue. Moved the fence at Marie Damele’s that was in the city right of way to get to the water meter for easier access each month. Starting the first of November 2021 the City Sewer is required to submit 5 samples for E-Coli per month until April, along with Ammonia Effluent Outfall and

Little Wood River Upstream.

Someone hit one of the roll up doors on the city/highway shop 3 panels will need to be replaced a quote was received from Superior Door the city and highway will share the cost of the deductible.

Need to call ICRMP insurance agent Prescott Craig Insurance about who pays the premium on the building.

Jason stated that the city needs some work done on the roll up doors on the storage shed a bid was received from Superior Door in the amount of $202.50.

Certify the Election Results: because there were no contested races the election did not have to be held.

Councilman Levi Long, Mark Whitesell and Mitch Henson will be sworn in next month.

Alvaro Vazquez trade of property still on hold.

Natural Gas still waiting for more INFO.

Noise Ordinance no decision on an ordinance Mayor is speaking with city attorney.

Set Public Hearing for a Conditional Use Permit request from Keith Laudert to place a RV on his property to live in for 6 months.

Bonus’s for employees for Christmas. Councilman Leaven Hatch made the motion to give the 4 employees a $400.00 Christmas Bonus, 2nd by Councilman Levi Long. Motion Carried.

Osbaldo Castro submitted a 2 story single family dwelling. After the building permit was submitted and approved by the state, he decided that he would not be building the 2 story dwelling; he will only be doing a single story dwelling. The City will contact the State of Idaho of the change but he will have to pay for the plan review fee even though he is not going to build the 2 story dwelling.

Oz will be submitting another single family dwelling permit.

CITY ACCOUNT WATER ACCOUNT

No. 7011 Pro Rental Sales 1,000.00 No. 10105 NCPERS 16.00

No. 7012 Lincoln Co. Tax Collector 200.00 No. 10106 PERSI 2,838.84

No. 7013 Zion’s Bank 79.10 No. 10107 State Tax Commission 694.00

No. 7014 Timberline Trash 61.50 No. 10108 No Snake Groundwater 3,830.05

No. 7015 Century Link 200.17 No. 10109 Century Link 9.00

No. 7016 J.P. Cooke Co. 60.70 No. 10110 H.D. Fowler 2,877.64

No. 7017 Newman Signs 167.40 No. 10111 Postmaster 76.00

No. 7018 Ace Hardware 77.09 No. 10112 Idaho Power Co. 3,901.51

No. 7019 Tacoma Screw 104.29 No. 10114 McHugh/Bromley 8.67

No. 7020 Joe’s Backhoe Service 380.00 No. 10115 T. Naylor 85.19

No. 7021 Friday’s Market 114.67 No. 10116 L. Hatch 8.51

No. 7022 Verizon Wireless 109.04 No. 10117 L. Long 8.51

No. 7023 Kilgore Contracting 613.87 No. 10118 M. Whitesell 8.51

No. 7024 Idaho Power Co. 1,102.55 No. 10119 M. Henson 8.51

No. 7025 Richfield Highway District 131.20 No. 10120 J. Brauburger 336.76

No. 7026 Ida Fire Extinguisher 223.25 No. 10121 J. Loughmiller 340.76 No. 10122 L. Swainston 340.76

Bank Balance 11/30/21 $620,357.68 No. 10123 J. Gill 369.40

Book Balance $618,482.26 No. 10124 J. Brauburger 2,790.86

Deposits 1,123.92 No. 10125 J. Loughmiller 170.38

Expenditures 3,358.33 No. 10126 J. Loughiller 2,546.04

Bank Balance 12/31/21 $628,056.27 No. 10127 L. Swainston 3,138.71

Check Out 3,006.34 No. 10128 J. Gill 1,018.31

Book Balance $625,049.93 No. 10129 Blue Shield 2,388.30

SEWER ACCOUNT Bank Balance 11/30/21 $366,385.07

Book Balance $355,150.03

No. 3517 JUB Engineers Inc. 5,051.69 Deposits 39,373.43

No. 3518 JUB Engineers Inc. 1,196.14 Expenditures 41,364.34

No. 3519 JUB Engineers Inc. 1,175.00 Bank Balance 12/31/21 $364,394.16

No. 3520 Gill DirtWorks 2,500.00 Check Out 9,335.52

No. 3521 Stukenholtz Lab 480.00 Book Balance $351,362.76

No. 3522 Valley Wide CoOp 130.01

No. 3523 Magic Valley Lab 784.00 REVENUE SHARING ACCOUNT

No. 3524 Joe’s Backhoe Service 1,150.00

No. 3525 Idaho Power Co. 1,053.72 No. 1313 Lincoln County 500.00

No. 1314 Brenda Ash 300.00

Bank Balance 11/30/21 $65,621.62 No. 1315 Tree Trouble 2,062.50

Book Balance $64,613.61 No. 1316 Home Depot 729.49

Deposits 33,009.70

Expenditures 38,313.62 B & B Balance 11/30/21 $58,940.95

Bank Balance 12/31/21 $60,317.70 Deposits 43.68

Check Out 1,053.72 Expenditures 3,291.99

Book Balance $59,263.98 Bank Balance 12/31/21 $55,692.64

Check Out 300.00

Book Balance $55,392.64

SEWER REPAIR ACCOUNT

B & B Balance 11/12/21 $192,307.24 WITHHOLDING ACCOUNT

Deposits 1,005.91

Expenditures ---------- B&B Balance 11/30/21 $10,072.02

B&B Balance 12/10/21 $193,313.15 Deposits 3,705.78

Expenditures 3,705.70

B&B Balance 12/31/21 $10,072.10

STATE TREASURER’S FUND

CITY ACCOUNT

Beginning Balance 11/30/21 $645,235.69

Interest Deposit

Ending Balance 12/31/21

WATER ACCOUNT

Beginning Balance 11/30/21 $210,351.47

Interest Deposit

Ending Balance 12/31/21

SEWER ACCOUNT

Beginning Balance 11/30/21 $198,925.08

Interest Deposit

Ending Balance 12/31/21

After no further business, Councilman Leaven made the motion to adjourn the meeting, 2nd by Councilman Whitesell. Motion Carried.

Meeting Adjourned

_____________________________________ ___________________________________________

Mayor Tom Naylor City Clerk Lu Ann Swainston


On November 8, 2021, at 6:30 P.M., Mayor Tom Naylor called the regular meeting for the City of Richfield to order.

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call: Councilman Leaven Hatch present, Councilman Levi Long present, Councilman Mark Whitesell present, Councilman Mitch Henson present and Mayor Tom Naylor present.

Employees: Maintenance water/wastewater Jason Brauburger, Jose Loughmiller and City Clerk Lu Ann Swainston present and Jackie Gill present. City Attorney Brendan Ash present.

Guests: Alex Sutter, Kristen Fuchs, Juan Castro, Deputy Kelsie Martinez.

ACTION ITEMS:

Agenda: Councilman Long made the motion to approve the agenda as posted, 2nd by Councilman Hatch. Motion Carried.

Minutes: Councilman Long made the motion to approve the minutes from October 11, 2021, 2nd by Councilman Whitesell. Motion Carried.

Public Hearing minutes of October 26, 2021, Councilman Hatch made the motion to approve the minutes, 2nd by Councilman Long. Motion Carried.

Treasurer’s Report: Councilman Levi Long made the motion to approve the treasurer’s report as printed, 2nd by Councilman Leaven Hatch. Motion Carried.

Business: ACTION ITEMS

Sheriff Report: Deputy Kelsie Martinez gave the October report. Total Calls within the city were 35 and approximate hours were 100.

The city council discussed the request by Alex Sutter to rezone Block 26 Lots 1-3 from residential to commercial. A Public Hearing was held last month Councilman Levi Long made the motion to approve the rezone, 2nd by Councilman Mark Whitesell. Motion Carried.

Alex submitted a letter of intent for the commercial project after he got approval of the rezone of what his plans are going to be. His intent is to place two (2) storage units measuring 30’ X 130’ running east/west, with an 8’ security fence. Privacy fence will be included on the east and south boundaries of the property. A security pad with a rolling gate will be included. The fire department will have sufficient access to the property with the front gate and 12’ gates on the north and south sides of the property.

Hours of operation would be 7 am to 10 pm. Councilman Long thought 10:00 pm was to late he thought 9:00 pm and locked at 10:00 pm. Alex agreed.

No living or businesses will be tolerated at the units; under eave lighting will be available to reduce light pollution and increased security. Solar energy would be the primary source of light. Drainage will flow into the existing irrigation pipe running thru the property and own to the city ditches. They will be asking the Lincoln County Sheriff department to monitor regularly for activity. Owners will monitor trash, vandalism and safety of the community.

The fire department was going to burn the old house after the building was torn down, placed in a pile, but the stipulation was that the asbestos report showed no problems and that property owners within the 300’ did not have a problem with it. The fire department did receive negative comments. It was decided by the fire department that they would not be burning the building.

Attorney Brendon Ash who is the City of Gooding Attorney met with the mayor and city council to become the City of Richfield’s attorney. He is in the same office as Craig Hobdey. He would like to attend a couple of meetings at no charge, but after that he would charge extra for the meetings. He would provide legal advice and opinions on all matters affecting the City when requested by the Mayor, Council, city manager, department head, and other members of city management designated by the mayor.

Compensation would be $300.00 per month. The city shall compensate the firm at the rate of $175.00 per hour for work performed. The firm will provide the city monthly itemizing of work performed and amount due. Councilman Leaven Hatch made the motion to sign the contract for Brendan Ash, 2nd by Councilman Levi Long. Motion Carried.

ETS Broad band Update: Mayor Naylor stated that he had signed off on everything with the county moving forward with the broad band. Towers will be placed on1250 E. 1120 N. corner of Glanbia Inc. property on 1 ¼ acres, also at Patti Damele’s on the corner of 850 E. 820 N. The utility company will be boring the fiber optic from Main Street at the Telephone Office across Latah Avenue to the back of the City Highway Shop.

Renewal of Employees Medical Insurance Regence Blue Shield: The premium for the 3 employees increased $206.20 per month. Councilman Levi Long made the motion to approve the medical insurance for employees, 2nd by Councilman Mitch Henson. Motion Carried.

Maintenance Report: Jason Brauburger stated that they had completed the south 2nd street and Lake Avenue water and sewer projects. Survey of Record from JUB Engineers was submitted by JUB Engineers to DEQ. Underwood Division culvert has been installed on Lake Avenue.

1st street and Latah Avenue and 1st street and Cassia Avenue signed were installed stating closed traffic. Additional stop signs were discussed with the mayor and council no decision was made.

Christmas Tree Lighting was discussed. Date will be December 4, 2021 at 6: 30 P.M. The Council decided to light one tree. Councilman Leaven Hatch made the motion, 2nd by Councilman Mitch Henson. Motion Carried. Jose was instructed to contact Tree Trouble to get a date to put the lights on the tree. The city will furnish hot chocolate, and donuts for whoever attends. The Junior High Cheerleaders will perform a dance and serve the refreshments.

Planning and Zoning received plans from Osbaldo Castro for 2 story homes to be built on the other 2 lots on south 2nd street. Councilman Long would like to have the plans before the city council meeting so they can look over them before the meeting.

Bills were read by the City Clerk. Councilman Long made the motion to approve the bills, 2nd by Councilman Whitesell. Motion Carried.

CITY ACCOUNT WATER ACCOUNT

No. 6995 Century Link 200.98 No. 10079 NCPERS 16.00

No. 6996 Quill 437.96 No. 10080 PERSI 2,767.94

No. 6997 Richfield Highway District 13.49 No. 10081 State Tax Commission 667.00

No. 6998 State Insurance Fund 2,773.00 No. 10082 Standard Printing 103.35

No. 6999 D&B Supply 77.49 No. 10083 Evans Plumbing 300.00

No. 7000 Verizon Wireless 109.04 No. 10084 Layne Pump 1,459.00

No. 7001 Western States 103.25 No. 10085 Century Link 9.00

No. 7002 Idaho Division Building Safety 2,277.85 No. 10086 Magic Valley Lab 20.00

No. 7003 Courier News 157.36 No. 10087 Lancaster Trenching 1,570.00

No. 7004 Wood River RC & D 34.40 No. 10088 Valley Wide CoOp 972.29

No. 7005 Boise Rigging 698.50 No 10089 H.D. Fowler 677.73

No. 7006 Valley Wide CoOp 2,242.50 No. 10090 Idaho Power Co. 3,614.52

No. 7007 Joe’s Backhoe Service 1,035.00 No. 10091 McHugh/Bromley 17.60

No. 7008 Idaho Power Co. 1,054.17 No. 10092 T. Naylor 85.19

No. 7009 Timberline Trash 61.50 No. 10093 L. Hatch 8.51

No. 10094 L. Long 8.51

Bank Balance 10/31/21 $630,662.72 No. 10095 M. Whitesell 8.51

Book Balance $629,408.40 No. 10096 M. Henson 8.51

Deposits 558.53 No. 10097 Postmaster 54.40

Expenditures 10,863.57 No. 10104 J. Brauburger 2,790.86

Bank Balance 11/30/21 $620,357.68 No. 10099 J. Loughmiller 170.38

Checks Out 1,875.42 No. 10100 J. Loughmiller 2,756.27

Book Balance $618,482.26 No. 10101 L. Swainston 3,138.71

No. 10102 J. Gill 777.13

SEWER ACCOUNT No. 10103 Regence Blue Shield 2,182.10

No. 3505 Standard Printing 103.35 Bank Balance 10/31/21 $370,586.41

No. 3506 JUB Engineers Inc. 746.36 Book Balance $362,012.68

No. 3507 Magic Valley Lab 330.00 Deposits 34,883.11

No. 3508 Kilgore Co. 2,812.24 Expenditures 39,084.45

No. 3509 Lancaster Trenching 5,004.00 Bank Balance 11/30/21 $366,385.07

No. 3510 Home Depot 124.33 Checks Out 11,235.04

No. 3511 Zion’s Bank 483.11 Book Balance $355,150.03

No. 3512 TV Pipe & Supply 25.10

No. 3513 Valley Wide CoOp 1,001.25 REVENUE SHARING ACCOUNT

No. 3514 H.D. Fowler 2,367.03

No. 3515 Coastline Equipment 578.55 No. 1310 Lincoln County 500.00

No. 3516 Idaho Power Co. 1,008.01 No. 1311 Total Tech 1,500.00

No. 1312 Brendan Ash 300.00

Bank Balance 10/31/2021 $65,963.85

Book Balance $64,954.31 B&B Balance 10/31/21 $61,238.84

Deposits 39,018.10 Deposits 2.11

Expenditures 39,360.33 Expenditures 2,300.00

Bank Balance 11/30/21 $65,621.62 B&B Balance 11/30/21 $58,940.95

Check Out 1,008.01

Book Balance $64,613.61

WITHHOLDING ACCOUNT

SEWER REPAIR ACCOUNT

B&B Balance 10/31/21 $10,071.93

B&B Balance 10/8/21 $191,299.89 Deposits 3,562.58

Deposits 1,007.35 Expenditures 3,562.47

Expenditures ----------- B&B Balance 11/30/21 $10,072.02

B&B Balance 11/12/21 $192,307.24

STATE TREASURER’S FUND

CITY ACCOUNT WATER ACCOUNT

Balance 10/31/21 $645,174.12 Balance 10/31/21 $210,151.41

Interest Deposit 61.57 Interest Deposit 20.06

Balance 11/30/21 $645,235.69 Balance 11/30/21 $210,351.47

SEWER ACCOUNT

Balance 10/31/21 $198,906.10

Interest Deposit 18.98

Balance 11/30/21 $198,925.08

After no further business Councilman Hatch made the motion to adjourn the meeting, 2nd by Councilman Henson. Motion Carried

Meeting Adjourned

_____________________________________ ______________________________

Mayor Tom Naylor City Clerk Lu Ann Swainston


On October 11, 2021, at 6:30 P.M., The Mayor and Richfield City Council held their regular city council meeting.

Mayor Tom Naylor called the meeting to order.

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call: Councilman Leaven Hatch, Councilman Levi Long, Councilman Mark Whitesell, Councilman Mitch Henson, and Mayor Tom Naylor all present.

Guests included: Pat Baker of Baker Insurance, Brian Craig of Prescott Craig Insurance, Alex Sutter, Kelsey Martinez Lincoln County Deputy, Celina Espino Lincoln County Code Enforcer.

ACTION ITEMS:

Agenda: Councilman Levi Long made the motion to approve the agenda as posted, 2nd by Councilman Mitch Henson. Motion Carried.

Minutes: Councilman Leaven Hatch made the motion to approve the minutes from the previous months meeting, 2nd by Councilman Levi Long. Motion Carried.

Treasurer’s Report: Councilman Whitesell made the motion to approve the treasurer’s report, 2nd by Councilman Leaven Hatch. Motion Carried.

ACTION ITEMS:

Councilman Hatch made the motion to approve the Resolution 45 the Comprehensive Plan Update every 5 years next up date will be 2026, 2nd by Councilman Levi Long. Motion Carried.

Pat Baker (Retiring) Baker Insurance and Brian Craig (Prescott Insurance) who is purchasing the business met with the mayor and city council to give the Renewal of the ICRMP liability insurance for fiscal year 2021-2022. The insurance increased $284.00 for the upcoming year. The premium is $9,749.00. Councilman Levi Long made the motion to approve the premium, 2nd by Councilman Mark Whitesell. Motion Carried.

Sheriff Report for October 2021 was given by Deputy Kelsie Matrinez. Estimated hours were 88 hours with 28 calls.

Lincoln County Code Enforcer Celina Espino spoke with the mayor and city council. An agreement between the City of Richfield and Lincoln County Commissioners would have to be signed. Lincoln County Prosecutor Richard Roats will be contacted by Celina Espino to work out the agreement. Approximately 20 hours was talked about to be spent in the city.

ETS Broadband Update: Glanbia Food donated 1 ¼ acres at the corner of

1320 N. 1250 E. to place a tower for the Broadband internet. Mayor Naylor stated that he was working out an agreement with Patti Damele on a piece of property she owns to place another tower on. January 1, 2022 is the deadline to sign up for Broadband.

No update on the land swap with Alvaro Vazquez.

Maintenance Report: Jason told the city council that Idaho Power Co. wants to add an additional power pole in the city park.

Water/Sewer trenches have been excavated.

Backflow Preventers: Several property owners have already had their underground sprinklers blown out for the season. They will have the preventer tested in the spring. The city will send out reminders in April to remind them to have them tested before they use them. If they do not comply the City will turn off the water until they do.

Natural Gas no updates.

Noise Ordinance will do at a later date.

Alex Sutter purchased Mike Saul property at Block 26 Lots 1-3 he is requesting a rezone of the 3 lots from residential to commercial to place storage units on. The P&Z Commission recommended to the city council to approve the rezone.

Councilman Henson made the motion to approve the rezone and set a date for the Public Hearing, 2nd by Councilman Whitesell.

Roll Call Vote: Hatch aye, Long aye, Whitesell aye, Henson aye. Motion Carried.

Public Hearing date will be October 26, 2021 at 6:00 P.M. for the Planning and Zoning Commission. The City of Richfield Council will hold their public hearing the same evening but at 7:00 P.M. Anyone within 300’ of the property will be notified of the public hearing and will take verbal or written comments at the hearing.

Publication will be in the Courier News.

Auditor Information: Brown/Workman from Twin Falls/Hailey met with the clerk and mayor about the audit process. The Clerk will try and get the 2019-2020 books from Ware & Associates by the end of the month. If they have started on the audit give them a deadline to complete. It was suggested by the auditors to keep the water program but just update the program.

Discussion was held on the city attorney. Brendan Ash from Gooding, Idaho has shown some interest but the mayor is having a hard time catching up with him.

Councilman Levi Long made the motion to retain Mr. Ash as the city attorney, 2nd by Mark Whitesell. Motion Carried.

Bills were read by the city clerk. Councilman Leaven Hatch made the motion to approve the bills to pay, 2nd by Councilman Long. Motion Carried.

CITY ACCOUNT WATER ACCOUNT

No. 6981 ICRMP Insurance 9,749.00 No. 10054 NCPERS 16.00

No. 6982 Timberline Trash 61.50 No. 10055 PERSI 2,799.01

No. 6983 Century Link 200.01 No. 10056 State Tax Commission 677.00

No. 6984 A.I.C. 400.00 No. 10057 Layne Pump 2,324.00

No. 6985 Home Depot 63.55 No. 10058 Century Link 9.00

No. 6986 Friday’s Market 28.37 No. 10059 Idaho D. E. Q. 1,760.00

No. 6987 Zion’s Bank 152.68 No. 10060 Valley Wide CoOp 257.91

No. 6988 Kilgore Co. 2,138.87 No. 10061 Magic Valley Lab 168.00

No. 6989 Richfield Highway District 218.95 No. 10062 Platt 1,501.75

No. 6990 Richfield Highway District 2,289.20 No. 10063 H.D. Fowler 3,215.73

No. 6991 T.V. Pipe Co. 2,020.10 No. 10064 Ace Hardware 19.89

No. 6992 Verizon Wireless 109.14 No. 10065 McHugh/Bromley 17.83

No. 6993 Idaho Power Co. 1,001.03 No. 10066 Postmaster 61.20

No. 6994 Courier News 84.00 No. 10067 Idaho Power Co. 4,680.39

No. 10068 T. Naylor 85.19

Bank Balance 9/30/21 $634,326.25 No. 10069 L. Hatch 8.51

Book Balance $633,074.07 No. 10070 L. Long 8.51

Deposits 14,927.69 No. 10071 M. Whitesell 8.51

Expenditures 18,591.22 No. 10072 M. Henson 8.51

Bank Balance 10/31/21 $630,662.72 No. 10073 J. Brauburger 2,790.86

Checks Out 1,254.32 No. 10074 J. Loughmiller 170.38

Book Balance $629,408.40 No. 10075 J. Loughmiller 2,517.04

No. 10076 L. Swainston 3,138.71

SEWER ACCOUNT No. 10077 J. Gill 557.33

No. 10078 Blue Shield 2,182.10

No. 3498 Grade Tech PLLC 1,640.84

No. 3499 JUB Engineers 263.00 Bank Balance 9/30/21 $363,049.32

No. 3500 Thatcher Co. Inc. 199.48 Book Balance $355,246.07

No. 3501 Magic Valley Lab 660.00 Deposits 39,585.26

No. 3502 Old Castle Infrastructure 4,454.99 Expenditures 32,048.17

No. 3503 USA BlueBook 233.43 Bank Balance 10/31/21 $370,586.41

No. 3504 Idaho Power Co. 1,009.54 Check Out 8,573.73

Book Balance $362,012.68

Bank Balance 9/30/21 $73,913.89

Book Balance $72,935.41 REVENUE SHARING ACCOUNT

Deposits 24,616.50

Expenditures 32,566.64 No. 1308 Craig Hobdey 250.00

Bank Balance 10/31/21 $65,963.85 No. 1309 Lincoln County 500.00

Check Out 1,009.54

Book Balance $64,954.31 B&B Balance 9/30/21 $61,986.88

Deposits 1.96

SEWER REPAIR ACCOUNT Expenditures 750.00

B&B Balance 10/31/21 $61,238.84

B&B Balance 9/10/21 $190,294.05

Deposits 1,005.84 WITHHOLDING ACCOUNT

Expenditures --------

B&B Balance 10/8/21 $191,299.89 B&B Balance 9/30/21 $10,071.86

Deposits 3,637.07

Expenditures 3,637.00

B&B Balance 10/31/21 $10,071.93

STATE TREASURER’S FUND

CITY ACCOUNT

9/30/21 Balance $645,112.17

Interest

10/31/21 Balance

WATER ACCOUNT

9/30/21 Balance $210,131.23

Interest

10/31/21 Balance

SEWER ACCOUNT

9/30/21 Balance $198,906.10

Interest

10/31/21

Councilman Levi Long made the motion at 8:10 P.M., to adjourn the city council meeting, 2nd by Councilman Leaven Hatch. Motion Carried

________________________________ ______________________________

Mayor Tom Naylor City Clerk Lu Ann Swainston


The Richfield Mayor and City Council held a Public Hearing, October 26, 2021, at 7:00 P.M. for a Rezone Application from Alex Sutter.

Mayor Tom Naylor opened the Public Hearing.

Roll Call: Councilman Leaven Hatch present, Councilman Levi Long present, Councilman Mark Whitesell present, Councilman Mitch Henson present and Mayor Tom Naylor present. Richfield Planning and Zoning Administrator Jose Loughmiller present.

Guests included Thelma Martz, Donna Vejmola, Alex Sutter, Nathan Fuchs.

Agenda: Levi Long made the motion to approve the Agenda item Public Hearing, 2nd by Leaven Hatch. Motion Carried.

Alex Sutter has asked for a rezone of property he owns Block 26 Lot 1-3 from residential to commercial to place 2 --- 30’ X 130’ storage units on the property. Each unit would contain 26 units; the units would be 10’ X 15’. There would be 30’ between the units. The set back off of Bannock Avenue, 2nd street would be 8’. Access would be off of 2nd street with a fire access road off of Bannock Avenue.

Public Comments:

Concerns from Thelma Martz property owner and renter of property Donna Vejmola was discussed with the city council.

  1. They are concerned about the irrigation ditch that is between the properties, on how they would get water?

  2. More traffic.

  3. Lighting was a concern

  4. Hours of operation during the day and not at night.

A letter was received from Justin and Jackie Matheney against the rezone. They have concerns on how this will affect the safety of their neighborhood; they don’t want to worry about what kind of people would be around their home and neighborhood. They felt like it would affect their property values.

Alex stated that he planned on putting a chain link fence around the storage units. A privacy fence on the line between the neighbors to the east was also discussed.

Jose Loughmiller from P&Z stated that the commission forwarded the recommendation of approval to the city council. The commission felt that Alex and Nathan would address the issues that were brought up.

Councilman Leaven Hatch made the motion to adjourn the public hearing, 2nd by Councilman Levi Long. Motion Carried.

Regular Meeting:

Councilman Hatch suggested having a letter of intent from the owners on what they will provide (lighting, security fencing, gravel, drainage of irrigation water, fire access).

ACTION ITEM:

Councilman Long made the motion to approve the rezone request by Alex Sutter from residential to commercial, 2nd by Councilman Whitesell.

Roll Call Vote: Councilman Leaven Hatch approve

Councilman Levi Long approve

Councilman Mark Whitesell approve

Councilman Mitch Henson approve

All approved.

After no further business Councilman Leaven Hatch made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:33 P.M. 2nd by Councilman Mitch Henson. Motion Carried.

Meeting Adjourned

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Mayor Tom Naylor City Clerk Lu Ann Swainston


On September 13, 2021, The City of Richfield held their regular city council meeting at 6:30 P.M.

Mayor Tom Naylor called the meeting to order.

Pledge of Allegiance was administered.

Roll Call: Councilman Leaven Hatch present, Councilman Levi Long present, Councilman Mark Whitesell present, Councilman Mitch Henson present and Mayor Tom Naylor present.

Employees present were: Jason Brauburger, Jose Loughmiller and Lu Ann Swainston present.

Guests: Sheriff Rene King, Whitey Hubsmith and Thelma Martz.

ACTION ITEMS:

Agenda: Councilman Levi Long made the motion to approve the agenda as posted, 2nd by Councilman Leaven Hatch. Motion Carried.

Minutes: Councilman Whitesell made the motion to approve the previous months minutes with no changes, 2nd by Councilman Long. Motion Carried.

Treasurer’s Report: Councilman Leaven Hatch made the motion to approve the treasurer’s report, 2nd by Councilman Long. Motion Carried.

Sheriff Report: Sheriff King presented to the city council the August 2021 Sheriff report showing 15 total calls and 77 estimated hours spent in the City of Richfield.

The Lincoln County Sheriff Contract for 1 year was distributed to each councilman for review. The contract is the same as last year with a total of 61 total hours per month. Councilman Whitesell made the motion to renew the Lincoln County

Sheriff contact for another year, 2nd by Councilman Long. Motion Carried.

Whitey Hubsmith and Thelma Martz met with the city council on 2 issues.

(1) Address at the rental house at 250 E. Bannock Avenue, the house is on the south side of the street and should be an odd number instead of an even number. It was determined it should be 245 E. Bannock Avenue. Letters will be sent to Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln County Clerk, Treasurer and Assessor of the change. The Richfield Post Office and SIRCOMM and the home owners will be notified. Councilman Long made the motion to change the address, 2nd by Councilman Whitesell. Motion Carried.

(2) Irrigation water at 125 E. Oneida Avenue. Whitey Hubsmith and Thelma Martz would like to get the irrigation water figured out on when they are able to use the irrigation water. The property does not come with irrigation water, but only waste water. Anytime there is water that goes through the pipe crosses the road they are allowed to use. Thelma Martz many years ago when she purchased the property offered to pay $20.00 for the use of the water. Pam Piper and Michelle Ward pay for water attached to their property. Mayor Naylor will talk with Pam Piper and Michelle Ward about the irrigation water problem.

Mayor Naylor and Councilman Hatch met with ETS and Broadband representatives about broadband to be placed in the Lincoln County area. They have determined areas of where the 90 ft towers could be placed along with the cities water tower. Lincoln County received a Phase 1 grant in the amount of 1.5 million dollars to place the poles, the deadline is December 2021. Lincoln County and cities of Richfield, Shoshone and Dietrich will apply for phase 2 grants in the amount of 5.5 million to get the fiber optic for the county. Councilman Leaven Hatch made the motion to have Mayor Naylor sign the agreement the Lincoln County Broadband Plan, 2nd by Councilman Henson. Motion Carried.

Maintenance Report: Jason Brauburger informed the city council that Well No. 1 failed over the weekend, the motor and output shaft will have to be replaced. Layne Pump has been contacted and they will come Tuesday to replace and repair. Councilman Levi Long discussed ordering another motor to keep on hand so if this happens again the city has a back up that can be installed.

JUB Engineers has set the hubs for the sewer on South Owyhee Avenue.

Jason and Jose have been repairing water leaks.

Osbaldo Castro Building Permit #2 has been approved by the State of Idaho Building Safety. Planning & Zoning recommended approval and issue the permit. Councilman Long made the motion to approve the 2nd permit, 2nd by Councilman Hatch. Motion Carried.

Discussion was held on the mobile home set up. No homeowner can set their own trailer up. A licensed contractor is only allowed to set manufactured homes. Councilman Hatch made the motion to table the Ordinance on setting mobile homes whether in a trailer park or on owner’s property until the planning and zoning gets clarification from the state building safety, 2nd by Councilman Long. Motion Carried.

The Planning and Zoning has made changes to the Comprehensive Plan. Every 5 years the plan needs to be updated. The P&Z set their public hearing October 6, 2021 at 6:00 P.M. The City council will hold their Public Hearing October 11, 2021 at 6:30 P.M.