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Commissioners Minutes

 

 

December 3, 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.

 

Whereas the following proceedings were had, to-wit:

 

Chairman bill Brown opened the Adams County Commissioner meeting.

 

MINUTES:  The minutes to the November 26, 2007 meeting were reviewed.  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the minutes.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

CANCELLATION OF TAXES:  A review of the list of tax cancellations was held.  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the cancellations as presented by the Assessor.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

LIQUOR LICENSE:  The Board reviewed the license application for Farmer’s Supply Cooperative for 2008 Liquor License.  Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the license.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

VARIANCE:  A letter regarding the approval of the variance for Dasha Belkova with restrictions was reviewed.

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT AGREEMENT:  The Board reviewed the annual agreement with the City of Council.  Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the agreement.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

CODIFICATION:  A continued discussion and review of the County document was held.

 

FOREST SERVICE:  The Forest Service prepared a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperative agency status on the Gray’s Creek Salvage with the County.  The representatives for Adams County will be Mike Paradis and Wendy Green.  The Board reviewed the document.  Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the MOU.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

SHERIFF VEHICLES:  The 3 vehicles that were sold at auction on November 13, 2007 were presented to the Board to sign off and sent to Ruben Lautt.  Mike Paradis made a motion for Chairman Bill Brown to sign on behalf of Adams County.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

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

 

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

 

With no further business to come before the Board the Board recessed until December 10, 2007.

 

ATTEST:____________________________            ____________________________

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

 

 

December 10, 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 Bill Brown opened the Adams County Commissioner meeting.

 

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

 

CLAIMS:  The claims were reviewed Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the claims for payment.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

COUNTY AUDIT:  Tim and Caroline Folke, Kurt Folke from Tim Folke CPA firm were here to give the Board an update from his audit findings.  Tim stated he would like to see the County be more aggressive on the financial assurance for Solid Waste, the County is currently putting $10,000.00 per year in the account.  Tim suggested the County look at going away from the warrant system to checking account.  Tim and the Clerk were in agreement monthly or quarterly audits of all County revolving accounts needed to be done.  Tim gave a review of the financial performance for each fund.

 

ELECTED OFFICIALS:  Assessor Karen Hatfield, Treasurer Connie Kesler and Sheriff Rick Green were present.  Discussion on the ongoing personnel policy and Myron Gabbert is reviewing the Credit Card Policy.  Mike Paradis brought up the codification of Ordinances, asking Rich questions about penalties.

 

SHERIFF MATTERS:  Sheriff Rich Green was given the Codification of Ordinance book with copies of the book pertaining to the Sheriff’s department.  Rich told Mike Paradis that he would review and get back to the Board on Monday.

 

ROAD & BRIDGE:  present were Supervisor Tom Glenn and Building Inspector Don Horton.  Bill Brown started the discussion with comments on the Road & Bridge Committee.  The Board told Tom that Forsgren Associates would be our engineer service for all road building.  Mike Paradis asked Tom if next week he could meet for a longer period of time and discuss the list of projects for the Transportation plan.  ITD sent a letter to the County that bridge signs need to be put on the Wild Horse Bridge.  Tom said South Exeter still has soft spots that will need continuous maintenance.  Tom said the County has put two loads of rock and rolled the road to date.  Mike asked tom to keep track of the hours Road & Bridge puts in plowing the snowmobile parking lots.

 

OLD SAWMILL ROAD:  After discussion on the Old Sawmill Road, the Board decided to add the road to the Blue line roads and will start snow plowing when needed.  Mike Paradis made a motion to add the Old Sawmill Road extending to the Forest Boundary (3/4 mile); the road is located off the Fruitvale/Glendale Road as defined in the Reico Subdivision Plat, Instrument #67382, Book 1, Page 50 of plats.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

WEED SUPERVISOR:  Supervisor Dave Klaw brought up the lack of State funding for the next fiscal year.  ITD wants to know if the County would like to take over spraying the right of ways.  Dave Klaw brought up the 1980 Chevy camo pickup that is just sitting at the Weed Department.  The board suggested the pickup could be advertised with the snowplow blade that Road & Bridge has to sell.  CWMA annual agreement was reviewed and asked for signature.  Mike Paradis made a motion to sign the annual agreement.  The motion was seconded by seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

LETTERS OF LEADERSHIP FOR SECURE RURAL SCHOOLS:  IAC suggest letters to be sent the Senate and House on behalf of the County.  Mike Paradis made a motion to sign letters.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

RETAIL ALCHOLOIC BEVERAGE LICENSES:  License renewals for 2008 for Wilson’s and L & S Grocery were submitted for review.  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the licenses.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

COUNTY DEED TRANSFERS:  Myron Gabbert prepared the County deed transfers for the mining claims that were auctioned on November 13, 2007.  After review of the deeds, Mike Paradis made a motion to approve and sign the deeds.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

CANCELLATION OF TAXES:  Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the cancellations.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

HEALTH CENTER:  Fred Glemser came before the Board to ask if the County would consider selling the 7 shares of East Fork Ditch water, use the money to drill a well for irrigation purposes at the Clinic.  The Board asked Fred Glemser to explore the selling of the shares.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROAD & BRIDGE COMMITTEE:  Present Tim Toomey and Elaine Johnston.  Tim started discussing the agreement between Keller & Associates and the county.  The Board directed Tim Toomey to ask Keller & Associates to come to the next Commissioner meeting so all the issues can be addressed to get the transportation plan completed.  Bill Brown brought up the possibility of having the Road & Bridge Committee stay in existence to review Planning & Zoning issues for the Board.  Mike Paradis and Tim Toomey stated they believe that was not necessary.

 

LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR THE HEALTH CLINIC:  Denise Groves presented the Board with a letter to sign supporting the Clinic for a meeting she will be having with the Governor regarding funding.  Joe Holmes made a motion to sign the letter.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

BOAT DOCK:  Sheriff Rich Green asked the Board to declare the old boat dock at McCormick Park as surplus property.  Mike Paradis made a motion to declare the boat dock as surplus property.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

YANTIS ROCK PIT:  John Allen called the Board on Monday, December 10, 2007 to complain that Troy Schwartz was running his rock crusher.

 

With no further business to come before the Board the Board recessed until December 17, 2007.

 

ATTEST:___________________________          ______________________________

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

 

 

December 17, 2007

 

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

 

Whereas the following proceedings were had, to-wit:

 

Chairman Bill Brown opened the Adams County Commissioner meeting.

 

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

 

INTERNAL COUNTY AUDIT:  The Clerk brought up the fact the County revolving accounts and any other types of accounts will need to be audited on a monthly basis.  The Clerk will contact all the departments to accumulate the accounts.

 

TRANSPORTATION PLAN:  Mike Paradis updated the other Commissioners on his discussion with Keller & Associated.

 

YANTIS ROCK PIT:  The Board discussed that Troy Schwartz has been running the rock crusher all week long the week of December 10, 2007.  Landowners: John Allen and Tobi Shepherd called Don Horton to report the operating of the rock crusher.  The Clerk also received a call from Tobi Shepherd.  The Board was contacted as well.

 

CREDIT CARD POLICY:  The Clerk prepared a Resolution to adopt a credit card policy for the County.  Mike Paradis made a motion to adopt Resolution 2007-13 as the County Credit Card policy.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

 

SHERIFF MATTERS:  Present Sheriff Rick Green told the Board he is still reviewing the Codification of Ordinances.  Scot Kump, UnderSheriff, joined the meeting.  Mike Paradis asked Scot to give an update on the Travel Plan.

 

ROAD & BRIDGE:  Present:  Tom Glenn, Road Supervisor, Tim Grimm, ITD Bridge Inspector, Don Horton, Building Inspector.  Tim presented the Board with the annual Bridge Report for all the County bridges.  Tim stated overall the County is doing okay.  Other matters include creating a list of road projects for the Transportation Plan; a special time will be placed on the agenda for January 14 to prioritize projects.

 

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

 

BEVERAGE LICENSES:  2008 Retail Alcoholic Beverage License for Indian Valley Store, Sagebrush BBQ, Ace Saloon and Browns Mountain Market were reviewed.  Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the licenses.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

LETTER REGARDING WOLF ISSUES:  Mike Paradis gave the Board an update on the meeting last week on the Wolf issues.  He gave an update on the Idaho Fish & Game Wolf Management Plan.

 

HOLLADAY ENGINEERING:  The Board has decided not to participate in the Payette, Adams, and Washington (PAW).  Mike Paradis made a motion to decline in participating.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.  The Clerk will send a letter out.

 

CANCELLATION OF TAXES:  After review of the individuals, Joe Holmes made a motion to cancel taxes.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

ANNUAL ROAD FINANCIAL REPORT:  The Clerk presented the Board with the annual report.  Joe Holmes made a motion to sign the annual report.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

WOODY BIOMASS:  Present Morris Huffman and Pete Johnston.  Morris gave an update.  Urban wood waste in the Counties was talked about.

 

PROBATION REPORT:  Wade Dishion came before the Board to review the quarterly probation report.

 

OLD SAWMILL ROAD:  Myron Gabbert came before the Board to discuss recent letter from an attorney representing property owners on Old Sawmill Road.  The Board decided to send a letter to landowners to inform of the recent decision of adding the Old Sawmill Road to the County blue line road system.

 

EXPLANATION OF BENEFITS:  Myron talked with the Board about his Explanation of Benefits for prior years.

 

PRICE VALLEY VAULTED TOILET:  A letter was sent to Kimberly Brandel with the New Meadows Ranger District to get direction on when the Forest Service would want to take ownership of the Price Valley vaulted toilet.

 

With no further business to come before the Board the Board recessed until January 14, 2008.

 

ATTEST:___________________________          ____________________________

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

 

 

 

 

 


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