On August 9, 2021, the City of Richfield held their Budget Public Hearing at 6:30 P.M for Fiscal Year 2020-2021.
Pledge of Allegiance
Mayor Tom Naylor opened the public hearing for the budget.
Council members in attendance were: Leaven Hatch, Levi Long, Mark Whitesell and Mitch Henson.
Employees: Jason Brauburger, Jose Loughmiller and Lu Ann Swainston were in attendance.
Guests included Tim Wilson and Art Workman.
Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget Hearing:
General Fund $67,000.
Recreation Fund 6,000.
Irrigation Fund 8,500.
Street Light Fund 14,000.
Tort Fund 11,000.
State Revenue Sharing Fund 31,000.
Water System Fund 500,000.
Sewer System Fund 108,000.
General Fund 44,609.
Street Lights 13,000.
Co Taxes All Funds 102,200.
State Insurance Fund 200.
State Revenue 60,300.
Franchise Fee Ida Power 14,500.
Building Permits 10,000.
Ida Dept of Labor 1,500.
City Fees 1,000.
R. Hwy District 3,000.
Water Assessments 6,000.
Interest all Funds 2,000.
Water Fund 431,100.
Sewer Fund 135,091.
The city council received no comments for the budget from the patrons in attendance.
No Comments from the city council.
Councilman Leaven Hatch made the motion to approve the 2021-2022 Budget, 2nd by Councilman Levi Long.
The Appropriation Ordinance pertaining to the budget was read by the City Clerk.
Roll Call vote from the City Council and Mayor:
Leaven Hatch aye
Levi Long aye
Mark Whitesell aye
Mitch Henson aye
Tom Naylor aye
Tim Wilson and Art Workman met with the city council to discuss placing a home in the area of impact owned by Tim Wilson.
The council stated that a survey would have to be done, a plat map of the area involved and meet with the planning and zoning commission before coming back to the city.
Annexation was also discussed to receive city services.
Lincoln County Sheriff Report for the month of June 2021
Total Calls: 27 Estimated Hours: 87
Total Calls: 21 Estimated Hours: 83
The city received notification from JUB Engineers that the city was approved for the sewer main south of Owhyee Avenue.
Broad Band: The County received notice that Phase 1 was approved for 1.5 million for broadband in the county. Phase 2 distribution deadline is August 18, 2021.
Alvaro Vazquez: Tabled until next month.
Helping Dietrich Highway, Shoshone Highway, Richfield Highway along with the City of Richfield chip sealing.
Richfield School football field meter was discussed. The meter has not been metered. Jason will determine how to charge them for the month that they did water using city water.
On Owyhee Avenue Ben Robles needs to remove his property out of the alley so that work can begin on putting the sewer in the alley.
Water leaks at West Lincoln Avenue in front of the City/Highway Shop and on West Latah Avenue in front of Tom Chappell’s needs to be fixed after seal coating is done.
Councilman Hatch stated that natural gas price has increased considerably.
The Clerk gave each of the city council man a copy of the noise ordinance to look over and to report back next month with suggestions on the ordinance.
2021 Election November 2, 2021. Positions up are: Levi Long, Mark Whitesell for 4 year terms and Mitch Henson a 2 year term.
Jack Gill Junior High cheerleader advisor asked permission to use the tennis court at the park for a dance August 27, 2021 from 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.. Councilman Long made the motion to approve the request, 2nd by Councilman Mark Whitesell. Motion Carried.
Building Permit approved by the State of Idaho for the remodel for Osbaldo Castro at 183 E. Owyhee Avenue.
Osbaldo Castrol also applied for another single family dwelling like the first one at 307 S. 2nd Street waiting to get approval from the State of Idaho Department of Building Safety.
Miguel Serna donated a check in the amount of $800.00 to the City of Richfield.
The trees at the arena need to be watered they don’t want them to die, but there is a leak that needs to be repaired. Jason stated they would repair the leak the next day.
Bills were read by the clerk. Councilman Long made the motion to pay the bills, 2nd by Councilman Henson. Motion Carried.
CITY ACCOUNT WATER ACCOUNT
No. 6952 Idaho Asphalt Supply 11,197.46 No. 10005 NCPERS 16.00
No. 6953 Kilgore Contracting 3,109.82 No. 10006 PERSI 2,829.15
No. 6954 Century Link 202.22 No. 10007 State Tax Comm. 674.00
No. 6955 Intermountain New Holland 427.00 No. 10008 IRWA 360.00
No. 6956 Zion’s Bank 75.07 No. 10009 RE Invest. Pro Rental 1,364.90
No. 6957 NPW Idaho 11.91 No. 10010 Century Link 9.00
No. 6958 Commercial Tire 105.99 No. 10011 Magic Valley Lab 20.00
No. 6959 Federal Surplus 100.00 No. 10012 McHugh/Bromley 23.72
No. 6960 Johnny B Transport 2,732.87 No. 10013 Postmaster 59.04
No. 6961 R. Highway Dist. 190.68 No. 10014 Idaho Power Co. 5,655.69
No. 6962 Timberline Trash 61.50 No. 10015 Valley Wide CoOp 227.77
No. 6963 St Lukes Health System 45.00 No. 10016 T. Naylor 85.19
No. 6964 Ace Hardware 46.57 No. 10017 L. Hatch 8.51
No. 6966 Courier News 319.25 No. 10018 L. Long 8.51
No. 6967 Idaho Power Co. 1,212.70 No. 10019 M. Whitesell 8.51
No. 6968 Verizon Wireless 2.37 No. 10020 M. Henson 8.51
No. 10021 J. Brauburger 2,790.86
Bank Balance 7/31/21 $652,500.58 No. 10022 J. Loughmiller 170.38
Book Balance $651,165.27 No. 10023 J. Loughmiller 2,902.21
Deposits 13,122.61 No. 10024 L. Swainston 3,138.71
Expenditures 21,000.85 No. 10025 J. Gill 910.57
Bank Balance 8/31/21 $644,622.34 No. 10026 Blue Shield 2,182.10
Check Out 191.79
Book Balance $644,430.55 Bank Bal 7/31/21 $352,124.12
Book Balance $344,547.98
SEWER ACCOUNT Deposits 43,927.71
No. 3488 Stukenholtz Lab 112.00 Bank Balance 8/31/21 $362,206.39
No. 3489 Magic Valley Labs 310.00 Check Out 1,878.51
No. 3490 Electric Express 107.33 Book Balance $360,327.88
No. 3492 Idaho Power Co. 1,212.70
Bank Balance 7/31/21 $72,325.96 REVENUE SHARING ACCOUNT
Book Balance $71,076.05 No. 1304 Craig Hobdey 250.00
Deposits 27,500.50 No. 1305 Lincoln County 500.00
B & B Balance 8/31/21 $69,732.76 B&B Balance 7/31/21 $64,908.49 Deposits 2.24
SEWER REPAIR ACCOUNT B&B Balance 8/31/21 $62,695.83
B&B Balance 7/9/21 $187,201.01 WITHHOLDING ACCOUNT
Expenditures -------- B&B Balance 7/31/21 $10,071.70
B& B Balance 8/11/21 $189,287.81 Deposits 4,655.49
B&B Balance 8/31/21 $10,071.78
STATE TREASURER’S FUND
Balance 7/31/21 $644,981.22
Int. Deposit 67.33
Balance 8/31/21 $645,048.25
Balance 7/31/21 $210,088.48
Int. Deposit 21.93
Balance 8/31/21 $210,110.41
Balance 7/31/21 $198,865.63
Int. Deposit 20.76
Balance 8/31/21 $198,886.39
City Attorney Craig Hobdey wants to retire from being the city attorney. Mayor Naylor has been inquiring from other cities on which attorneys they use. Will report back next month.
After no further discussion councilman Long made the motion to adjourn the meeting, 2nd by Councilman Whitesell. Motion Carried.
Mayor Tom Naylor City Clerk Lu Ann Swainston