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Commissioners Minutes

November 13, 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 Cody Cahill from the Adams County Record.  Chairman Bill Brown was not present.

 

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.

 

CLAIMS:  After review of the claims, Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the claims.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

COURTHOUSE MAINTENANCE:  The Board discussed getting a maintenance person.

 

Jeff Howard joined the meeting.

 

FOREST SERVICE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT:  A cooperative agreement on the Middle Fork Road and the Grays Creek Fire was presented to the Board.  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the agreement.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

CODIFICATION OF ORDINANCES:  Pete Johnston reviewed the Ordinances.  The Board asked to have the codification of ordinances put on the agenda for next week for discussion.

 

CANCELLATION OF TAXES:  Cancellation for Krueger, City of New Meadows, Malloy and Davis were reviewed.  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the cancellations.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

INDIGENT ASSIGNMENT:  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the assignment.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

VETERAN’S REPORT:  Jeff Howard gave the Board an overview of the Veteran Officer’s annual report.  Jeff also reported on the update of remodeling of the Legion Hall.  Concrete will be poured today for the weapon’s room.

 

ANNUAL GEO-MAPPER AGREEMENT:  The annual agreement showed an increase from $400.00 to $500.00.  Joe Holmes made a motion to sign the annual agreement with the increase.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

Scot Kump joined the meeting.

 

ROAD & BRIDGE:  Tom Glenn, Road Supervisor, joined the meeting.  Tom said after a discussion with Jeff Luff, the addition to the New Meadows Recycling Center would be delayed until next spring.  Tom made a comment they want to increase the size by 40 feet.  Mike Paradis brought up the sub-standard road mix they are getting on different roads.  The Federal people will be meeting the Board and Tom on November 15.  Tom will be picking up a new seat for a dump truck.  Scot Kump brought up a discussion of the location of the restrooms at the Price Valley snowmobile parking lot.  Mike Paradis brought up the snow plowing maintenance near the George Speropulous property.  George told Mike he had vandalism to his property and was not able to get to his property due to the snow last year and would like to have the road plowed.

 

ANNUAL MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT:  The annual Memorandum of Agreement to support CIP/REP and mental health and reimbursement of programs for juveniles was presented for signature.  Joe Holmes made a motion to sign the agreement.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

SHERIFF MATTERS:  Present were Scot Kump, UnderSheriff, Rich Green, Sheriff, and Marcy Combs, Juvenile Probation Officer.

 

Mike Paradis made a request to move into Executive Session pursuant to IC 67-2345, subsection 1(b).  Mike Paradis voted to move into Executive Session.  Joe Holmes voted to move into Executive Session.

 

Mike Paradis made a motion to adjourn the Executive Session and resume the regular meeting.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

CASH DONATION:  Adams County Development Corporation (ACDC) 501C3 organization donated $266.25 for the County to use for economic development.

 

RFP ENGINEER SERVICES:  Pete Johnston brought up the three proposals for Engineer Services; Forsgren, Kellar & Associates and Nelson Engineers.  Pete presented the Board with the recommendations from the Road & Bridge Committee.  Joe Holmes made a motion to interview Forsgren.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

BIOMASS:  Pete Johnston gave an update on the Biomass project.  A reminder was given of the meeting on November 14th in Emmett for the Woody Biomass at the Service Center.  Pete said he is working on getting a website for the Woody Biomass.  Fire mitigation was discussed.  Pete presented the Board with the bylaws of the Woody Biomass.

 

TAX DEED PROPERTY:  An auction was held in the foyer to sell seven mining claims taken by tax deed by the County and four vehicles and one tractor.

                                                       

LIONS CLUB/LEGION HALL:  Jeff Howard, Scott Jones and Bobbie Matthews were present to discuss allowing the Lions Club to use the Legion Hall twice a month.  The dates will be the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month and will be just one day a month in the winter.  Bobbie Matthews will inform the Clerk’s office when the change will occur.

 

LICQUOR LICENSE:  A 2008 Retail Alcoholic Beverage License was presented for Ronnie’s.  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the license.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

1985 FORD AMBULANCE:  Joe Holmes made a motion to donate the ambulance to the Bear Fire Department.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

NEW MEADOWS LETTER OF SUPPORT:  The Board agreed to write letters of support for the city of New Meadows.  Joe Holmes made a motion to have letters prepared.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

With no further business to come before the Board the Board recessed until November 19th, 2007.

 

ATTEST:______________________________        ___________________________

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

 

November 19, 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 Cody Cahill from the Adams County Record.  Chairman Bill Brown was not present.

 

Whereas the following proceedings were had, to-wit:

 

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

 

MINUTES:  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the November 13, 2007 minutes.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

INTERIM CLAIMS:  After review of the interim claims, Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the claims.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING:  An MOU for the City of County and the City of New Meadows was presented on Rural Idaho Growth Management Grant for review.  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the MOU.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

MINING CLAIMS SOLD:  The mining claims sold on November 13th are as follows:

16.665% Iowa $   640.00                                Carl Nichols

16.665% Josie $   480.00                                Carl Nichols

33.333% Whale                                               $1,050.00                                         Ed Smith

05.000% Badger                                             $    340.00                                   Carl Nichols

25.000% Bodie                                               $1,300.00              Lisa Marshall/Linda Jones

20.000% Confidence                                      $    350.00                              Dave Lawrence

25.000% Standard                                          $2,000.00              Lisa Marshall/Linda Jones

 

VEHICLES SOLD:  The vehicles sold on November 13th are as follows:

1985 Ford Ambulance                                    Donated                       Bear Fire Department

1987 Chevrolet                                               $   186.60                                    Ruben Lautt

1991 Chevrolet                                               $   301.50                                    Ruben Lautt

1989 Chevrolet                                               $   157.50                                    Ruben Lautt

1968 Ford Tractor                                           $1,500.00                                     Don Horton

November 19, 2007 – Continued:

 

ELECTED OFFICIALS:  Deputy Treasurer Christy Wilson was present; no other elected officials were present.  The Clerk gave out a CAI handout on email address/phone numbers.

 

LIQUOR LICENSE:  A 2008 license for the Kahili Club was presented.  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the license.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

BILL OF SALE:  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the Bill of Sale for the 1968 Ford Tractor.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

SUPPORT LETTER FOR NEW MEADOWS:  The city of New Meadows is changing the Federal Functional Classification Map.  Joe Holmes made a motion to sign the letter of support.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

KELLAR AND NELSON ENGINEERING:  Letters were prepared; Joe Holmes made a motion to sign letters.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

ROAD & BRIDGE:  Tom Glenn, Road Supervisor, met to discuss last week’s meeting with the Federal Transportation people regarding the Council/Cuprum Road.  The Federal Transportation people agreed to pay for chip-sealing 17.1 miles of the Council/Cuprum Road next summer.

 

Dave Feil joined the meeting.

 

PROSECUTING ATTORNEY:  Myron Gabbert, Prosecuting Attorney, updated the Board on the trial with the Yantis rock pit.  A trial is set for April of 2008.  Myron reported on his Road Closure class he went to last month.  Myron said he reviewed the most current copy of the ZGA contract and found new wording protecting the County from excess costs on the remodeling of the Old Courthouse.

 

COUNCIL GREENS:  Dave Feil came in to tell the Board the South Exeter Road is in very poor shape.  The Board agreed and is very aware of the situation.

 

COURTHOUSE MAINTENANCE:  Mike Getusky met with the Board.  The Board and Mike agreed to a minimum of 10 hours per month at $25.00/hour.  County to buy supplies, the time would be broken down for the department cost.  The area would entail all County owned buildings.  All maintenance requests are to be given to the Clerk and she will prepare a list for Mike.

 

PERSONNEL ISSUES:  Mike Paradis made a request to move into Executive Session pursuant to IC 67-2345, subsection 1(j).  Mike Paradis voted to move into Executive Session.  Joe Holmes voted to move into Executive Session.

 

Mike Paradis made a motion to adjourn the Executive Session and resume the regular meeting.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

ROAD & BRIDGE COMMITTEE:  Tim Toomey, Stan Hall, Jim Hust, Tom Glenn, Elaine & Pete Johnston, Don Horton and Cody Cahill were present.  A presentation of the findings of the committee will be delayed until a later day so Chairman Brown will be present.  Tim gave a copy of the Public Works Administrator and a flow chart to the Board.  Fences and right of ways on existing roads were discussed.  Mike Paradis wanted clarification on the asphalt standard is to the State hot mix standard.  Don Horton stated the road standards should be set at a minimum of 60 feet to meet subdivision standards for right of ways.  Mike brought up that new roads would not be accepted for two years to give time for chip sealing.  A bond is in place until all is approved.  A formal presentation of the Road & Bridge Committee will be given on Monday, November 26th at 1:30 PM at the Courthouse.

 

November 19, 2007 – Continued:

 

WHITETAIL SUBDIVISION:  Present are Mike Smith and Rich Mooney, Don Horton.  A presentation of the Preliminary Plat for Phase III was done.  Don Horton, Building Inspector, stated the rock pit on Lot 61 needs to be deleted because no rock pits are to be in residential areas.  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the preliminary plat for Phase III for the Whitetail Subdivision.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

SPOOK HOUSE AT OLD COURTHOUSE:  Present:  Cindy Minder, Sonjia Cummings and Peggy Pinkal to present the Board with a check in the amount of $125.00 for the rental fee for the old Courthouse.  The Committee wanted the Board to know with the money raised from the Spook House $200.00 will be given to the New Meadows and Council High School Girls athletics.  Approximately 500 people were run through the old Courthouse.  The Board would like to see the old Courthouse to be used next year for the spook house.

 

INDIGENT ISSUES:  Peggy Pinkal, Deputy Clerk, came before the Board.  Mike Paradis made a request to move into Executive Session pursuant to IC 67-2345, subsection 1(j).  Joe Holmes voted to move into Executive Session.  Mike Paradis voted to move into Executive Session.  Mike Paradis made a motion to adjourn the Executive Session and resume the regular meeting.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

Joe Holmes made a motion to approve claims 07-13 and 07-14 and put on hold 07-12 and to sign a lien on 07-14.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

DUPLICATE WARRANT:  The Indian Valley Cemetery District lost a County warrant.  Joe Holmes made a motion to create a duplicate warrant.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

ZGA CONTRACT:  The August 27, 2007 ZGA Contract for the old Courthouse was reviewed by Myron Gabbert, Prosecuting Attorney, and forwarded onto the Board.  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the agreement.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

With no further business to come before the Board the Board recessed until November 26, 2007.

 

ATTEST:_____________________________            ___________________________

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

 

 

November 26, 2007

 

 

The Board of Adams County Commissioners met this day with the following present:  Chairman Bill Brown, Commissioners Mike Paradis and Joe Holmes, Clerk Sherry Ward and Cody Cahill from the Adams County Record.

 

Whereas the following proceedings were had, to-wit:

 

Chairman Brown opened the Adams County Commissioner meeting.

 

DASHA BELKOVA PROPERTY:  Stan and Paula Tonkin, Don Horton, Building Inspector, were present.  Bill started the discussion that the Board had not had enough time to review all the information from the Planning & Zoning meeting.  A written determination with conditions will be sent out within the next couple weeks.

 

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

November 26, 2007 – Continued:

 

CODIFICATION OF ORDINANCES:  Mike Paradis reviewed the Ordinances and recommended a review from Department heads of certain sections.

 

IMPACT FEE STUDY:  A brief discussion on participating in the study was held.  The Board decided not to participate.  A letter will be sent to Valley County.

 

INTERIM CLAIMS:  After a review Joe Holmes made a motion to approve interim claims as presented.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

FORSGREN ENGINEERING SERVICE CONTRACT:  A contract was sent to Myron Gabbert, Prosecuting Attorney, for review.

 

WARRANTS TO CHECKING:  Joe Holmes made a motion to allow the County to convert to a checking account system.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

LIQUOR LICENSE:  The Turning Point 2008 liquor license was presented for approval.  Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the license.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

COMMUNITY BLOCK GRANT/OLD COURTHOUSE:  Three copies of requests for funds #2 were presented for approval.  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve payment.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

INDIGENT:  An approval on Case #07-13 was prepared with specific dates to be signed.  Mike Paradis made a motion to sign the approval.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

ROAD & BRIDGE:  Tom Glenn, Road Supervisor, and Joe Warner were present.  A discussion on the items left on the trailer that Joe purchased in July of 2006 was held.  Joe wanted to purchase the pump, motor and tank.  Joe agreed to pay $50.00 for the items.  Joe asked if and when would the bridge near the Bear Cemetery be fixed up or possibly replaced.  Bill said possibly in the next three years.  The South Exeter Road was discussed; gravel will need to be put on and the shoulders cannot be used at all.

 

SHERIFF MATTERS:  Rich Green, Sheriff, and Scot Kump, UnderSheriff, were present.  Mike Paradis brought up the codification of Ordinances and said there are 3 titles for Sheriff Green to review.

 

ISDA:  Dick Lawson and Ben Simko with the Idaho State Department of Ag met with the Board regarding the Grasshopper Management Program for Adams County.  Ben Simko gave a PowerPoint presentation of the program, 140 Adams County landowners received assistance for a title cost of $35,000.00.  A new proactive approach of aerial spraying is very effective and the Department would like to see it being done in Adams County.

 

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION:  Mike Paradis made a motion to move into Board of Equalization.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

SUBROLL AND OCCUPANCY ROLL:  Karen Hatfield, Assessor, met with the Board.  The Board reviewed the Sub Roll and the Occupancy Roll.  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the Sub Roll and the Occupancy Roll.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

Mike Paradis made a motion to move out of Board of Equalization.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

ROAD & BRIDGE COMMITTEE:  Present were the following:  Tim Toomey, Trevor Howard, Pete & Elaine Johnston, Dick Thompson, Dave Rittersbacher, Stan Hall, Myron Gabbert, Don Horton, Pam Murphy, Connie Kesler, Scot Kump, Tom Glenn, Karen Hatfield and Cody Cahill from the Adams County Record.  Tim Toomey presented the Board with their findings, stating the findings are strictly advisory.  Fleet rotation, Tech Training, Tams Program, Grants, Public Administrator, Road Standards and no to creating a Highway District were items the committee found to be top priority.  The Commissioners agreed to several of the findings.  The Commissioners will discuss more at the next meeting.

 

FORSGREN ENGINEERING:  Present were the following:  Trevor Howard, and Dustin with Forsgren Engineering, Pete & Elaine Johnston and Tim Toomey, Building Inspector Don Horton.  Mike Paradis brought the County solid waste issues and concerns up to Forsgren, Trevor Howard said if he did not know the answer he would find someone who did.  Don Horton brought up plat reviews and how Forsgren would handle them.  Don said Forsgren rates are okay when compared to the current engineer.  Myron Gabbert, Prosecuting Attorney, is reviewing the Forsgren contract, if not an objection the Board would like to move ahead with Forsgren.  Mike Paradis made a motion to approve Forsgren Engineering with the approval of Myron Gabbert.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

COUNTY MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT:  The Board reviewed the agreement between the County and Mike Getusky for maintenance of County buildings.  Mike Paradis made a motion to sign the agreement.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

DASHA BELKOVA PROPERTY:  The Board approved the variance with deed restrictions.  Don Horton will be creating the restrictions.  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the variance with restrictions.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

With no further business to come before the Board the Board recessed until December 3rd for a special meeting.

 

ATTEST:___________________________            _____________________________

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


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