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Commissioners Minutes

July 23, 2007

 

 

The Board of Adams County Commissioners met this day with the following present:  Vice-Chairman Mike Paradis, Commissioner Joe Holmes, Clerk Sherry Ward and Tim Hohs and Fran Villano from the Adams County Record.

 

Whereas the following proceedings were had, to-wit:

 

Vice-Chairman Mike Paradis opened the Adams County Commissioner meeting.

 

MINUTES:  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the minutes.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

ROAD & BIRDGE WAGES:  Martin Carter came before the Board to discuss the wages of the Road & Bridge employees.  Martin Carter brought up several very good points; the main concerns were that the wages are not up to where it needs to be to attract future employees.  Martin said he would like to see the longevity pay raised.  Martin said the third lead man needs to have a cell phone.

 

RAC PROPOSALS:  Kimberly Brandel from the Forest Service e-mailed the list of RAC proposals from the Board to review.  Support letters will be written for the Jordan & Glendale fish screens.  Joe Holmes made a motion to write letters of support for the two projects.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

AMBULANCE/FIRE PROJECT:  Dan Huter came before the Board to ask for a letter of support for the project to go forth.  Joe Holmes made a motion to have a letter of support to be prepared.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

CAPITOL OUTLAY:  A capitol outlay from was prepared for a PC that is no longer needed in the Commissioner’s office.  Joe Holmes made a motion to declare the PC with monitor and speakers as surplus property.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

FINAL ORDER ON COUNCIL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL TAXING DISTRICT:  The Board reviewed the final order on the Hospital District.  Joe Holmes made a motion to sign the order.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

SHERIFF MATTERS:  Rich Green, Sheriff, gave an update on the tile work to be done in the jail showers.  Rich discussed the increase fees from the City contracts.  Rich talked about Enhanced 911 and how well it will work for the County.  The total cost is $158,000.00.

 

Scot Kump joined the meeting.

 

ROAD & BRIDGE:  Tom Glenn, Road Supervisor, met.  The county will complete work on Ferrell Lane soon.  The Federal highway people will be here to review Council/Cuprum Road.  Old Sawmill Road:  the signs are still on the right-of-way and still say private roads.  Signs can be on the private land not on the right-of-way.  The Board suggested a letter be written from Myron Gabbert, Prosecuting Attorney, telling landowners the signs need to be removed or will be removed by the County.  The crew will be back down here soon and do the work the Legion Hall needs.

 

WICAP:  Karen Hoffer was present to request funding for the next fiscal year.  The request is for $2,000.00, no change from last year.  WCIAP is looking at hiring another person for the area bringing the hours up to 20 from 8.  Mileage reimbursement is provided.

 

CLAIMS:  A claim for 2007 WICAP contributions and a claim for the 2 jet skis from Carl’s Cycle Sales were reviewed for payment.  The claim for the jet skis will be put on hold until the funding from the Parks and Recreation is received.  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the claims.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

SUSPENSION AGREEMENT:  Myron Gabbert, Prosecuting Attorney, prepared a suspension agreement with Computer Arts for the property tax software.  The County has decided to stay with the State Tax Commission software until they will no longer support the software at that time we will go back to the Computer Arts software.  Joe Holmes made a motion to sign the suspension agreement.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

RESOLUTION 2007-08:  A housekeeping issue with Resolution 2006-11, the third paragraph had the word under and needed to be corrected to over.  Joe Holmes made a motion to void Resolution 2006-11 and replace if with Resolution 2007-08.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

CLOSING DOCUMENTS FOR NEW MEADOWS DEPOT GRANT:  Sage Resources sent the final documents for the Board to review and sign.  Joe Holmes made a motion to sign the documents.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

INDIGENT: Peggy Pinkal, Deputy Clerk, presented letter of denial for a mental hospitalization to the Board.  Joe Holmes made a motion to sign the prepared letter of denial.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

With no further business to come before the Board the Board recessed until July 30, 2007.

 

 

ATTEST:_________________________            __________________________

               Sherry Ward, Clerk of the Board         Bill Brown, Chairman of the Board

 

 

 

 


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