February 4, 2013 Urban Renewal Agency Minutes

Heyburn Urban Renewal Agency Meeting Minutes

February 4, 2013 – 11:00 AM


Members Present:  Dan Lloyd, David Nebeker, and Brent Tolman.  


Ralph Williams and Ryan Armbruster attended by telephone.


Guests Present:  None. 


Chairman Ralph Williams welcomed everyone to the meeting and asked if there were any changes to the agenda.  Hearing none, Chairman Williams continued with the agenda.    


Approval of Minutes

Motion by Dan Lloyd to approve the minutes of the January 14, 2013 meeting as presented.  Second by Brent Tolman.  All Aye votes.


Approval of Expenditures and Present Bills for Approval to the City

Motion by Dan Lloyd to approve the bills as presented – Elam & Burke for $804.00.  Second by David Nebeker.  All Aye votes.  Mr. Armbruster graciously agreed to wait for payment.   


Discuss/Approve/Renew Committee Membership for Clayton King & Brent Tolman

This item was discussed among the membership.  Chairman Williams thanked Brent for his willingness to serve.  Chairman Williams will submit these names to Mayor Anderson for his re-appointment.  Mayor Anderson will then ask the Heyburn City Council to affirm this decision.


Update on Status of the Northwest Industrial Project

City Superintendent Greg Richins reported the Heyburn City Council has approved the Acceptance of Developer’s Improvements and Warranty, but it has not been returned by Kenneth and LeAnne Lebsack at this time.  Heyburn URA Attorney Ryan Armbruster stated the next step would be for the agency to issue a note for the remaining portion of the cost.


Discuss/Approve the Financial Status of the Agency to Determine if Interim Funding Should be Requested

Ryan Armbruster reported a letter has not yet gone out to the Alfresco Project requesting additional funding for Phase 2 of the project.  The financial status of the Heyburn URA was discussed among the membership.  A review of the expenditures to date will be completed by a sub-committee. 


Update on Status of Hiring Administrative Assistant

Vice-Chairman Dan Lloyd reported he had talked to Stephanie Merrigan regarding the Administrative Assistant position.  She has declined the position.  The committee membership then discussed if it would be possible to sub-contract someone through the City of Heyburn.  Chairman Williams stated that he will contact City Attorney Steven Tuft to discuss this possibility.




Schedule Public Meeting to Consider/Approve Annual Report for the March 4, 2013 Meeting

Last year, the Heyburn URA published a legal in the Times News for the Public Hearing for the Annual Report.  The possibility of repeating this was discussed for the upcoming Annual Report. 


Motion by Brent Tolman to set March 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM as the public hearing for the Annual Report.  Second by Dan Lloyd.  All Aye votes.


Legislation Update

Ryan Armbruster reported the issue of Personal Property tax was being debated in the legislature. 




There being no other business, Chairman Williams adjourned the meeting.  The next meeting date has been set for March 4, 2013 at 11:00 AM. 



Meeting adjourned at 12:15 PM.