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.
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
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
Expenditures --- B&B Balance 3/31/22 $52,996.66
B&B Balance 4/11/22 $197,332.82 Deposits 1.25
WITHHOLDING ACCOUNT B&B Balance 4/30/22 $51,447.91
B&B Balance 3/31/22 $10,072.34
B&B Balance 4/30/22 $10,072.42
STATE TREASURER’S FUND
Balance 3/31/22 $645,598.59
Balance 3/31/22 $210,289.68
Balance 3/31/22 $199,056.08
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
Mayor Tom Naylor City Clerk Lu Ann Swainston