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.
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
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
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
Mayor Tom Naylor City Clerk Lu Ann Swainston