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Commissioners Minutes

 

June 9, 2008

 

 

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 Cody Cahill, Adams County Record not present.

 

Whereas the following proceedings were had, to-wit:

 

Chairman Bill Brown opened the Adams County Commissioner meeting at 9:17 am.

 

MINUTES:  The May 28, 2008 minutes were reviewed.  With a correction Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the minutes.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

CLAIMS: Commissioner Bill Brown reviewed the monthly claims.  Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the claims.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

WEED DEPARTMENT:  Weed Supervisor Dave Klaw was present.  The RAC papers were presented for signature.  Mike Paradis made a motion to approve and sign the forms.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

Adam Johnson joined the meeting.

 

Forsgren Engineer Trevor Howard joined the meeting.

 

 

 

 

LAKESHORE DISPOSAL:  Manager Adam Johnson came before the Board to ask to put a fuel surcharge in the contract for the upcoming budget.

 

Adams County Record reporter Cody Cahill joined the meeting.

 

LANDFILL ISSUES:  Forsgren Engineer Trevor Howard came before the Board to discuss issues regarding the Goodrich Landfill.  An onsite meeting is scheduled for June 23rd at 3:00 pm.

 

ROAD & BRIDGE:  Road Supervisor Tom Glenn brought up the Mill Creek Road.  The road needs an overlay.

 

PERSONNEL ISSUES:  Bill Brown made a request to move into Executive Session IC 67-2345, subsection 1(b). 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 Executive Session and resume the regular meeting.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

Eldon and Linda Nelson joined the meeting.

 

Myron Gabbert, Prosecuting Attorney, joined the meeting.

 

EASEMENT:  Airport Supervisor Dick Thompson, adjacent landowner Darrell Brown, City Coordinator Francee Wassard were present.  Darrell wants to put an access off the City road through his property for a neighboring landowner to access his property.  Dick assured the Board he would address all concerns to allow the access to progress.

 

NELSON ROAD ISSUE:  Present Eldon and Linda Nelson regarding road issues.  Eldon presented 3 issues; road is not being plowed to property, homeowners insurance will not cover if access is not open, damage being done to a wooden gate due to the way the snow is being plowed.  Mr. Nelson stated he feels he has made the effort to put the fence back to the easement requirements.  Mike Paradis stated at times this winter with the amount of miles the Road & Bridge operators and the ongoing storms the roads were extremely hard to keep caught up.  Bill Brown stated the road will be opened and the maintenance operator will be asked to plow differently.

 

Bill Brown left the meeting.

 

SHERIFF MATTERS:  Sheriff Rich Green and UnderSheriff Scot Kump were present.  The Clerk presented the Sheriff and Board possible interest rates from Intermountain Community Bank and from Washington Trust.  The rates range from 5.54% to 7.99%.  Idaho Power will fund the ¾ ton pickup for down on the river either annually or quarterly.  Funding for the new Durango for the Sheriff Department was discussed.  Sheriff Green said he would get a quote for the vehicle for the next Board meeting.  Joe Holmes stated he would like to see the County pay cash for the vehicle and not pay interest.

 

OFFICE FURNITURE:  Assessor Karen Hatfield requested approval for purchasing office furniture.  Karen presented the request for a desk for the Motor Vehicle Department in the amount of $349.00.  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the purchase.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY:  Karen Hatfield asked the Board to allow December 26, 2008 as an unpaid day off.  Mike Paradis made a motion to allow December 26, 2008 as closed for business day.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

As a reminder, July 3, 2008 will be the County barbeque day and the open house will be June 30th to July 3rd.

 

OLD COURTHOUSE:  Fund request #5 was presented.  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the request.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

LIQUOR LICENSE:  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the liquor license for Pine Ridge Café LLC.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

CANCELLATION OF TAXES:  A cancellation for the Tom Barry Living Trust was reviewed.  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the cancellation.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

DUPLICATE CHECK:  A duplicate check form was prepared for Bill Brown.  Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the duplicate check.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

CATERING PERMIT:  A catering permit for Wilson’s Lounge LLC was reviewed.  The permit is for June 14th event.  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the catering permit.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

SURPLUS PROPERTY:  A capitol outlay report for a calculator in the Assessor’s office was presented.  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the surplus property.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

AUDIT:  A letter from Folke CPA was reviewed for the upcoming audit.  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve Folke CPA for the upcoming audit.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

YANTIS ROCK PIT PUBLIC HEARING:  Due to the volume of people the hearing was moved to the Courtroom.  The public hearing was recorded.  In attendance are the following:  Jason and Tobi Rubelt, Hank Shepard, Jack Rubelt, John and Roxanna Allen, John Rasmussen, Jeff Howard, Alvin Yantis, Troy and Nancy Schwartz, Building Inspector Don Horton, Adams County Reporter Cody Cahill and Prosecuting Attorney Myron Gabbert.  Commissioner Mike Paradis recused himself.  The Conditional Use Permit was not finalized; a decision will be made on June 23, 2008 at the regular meeting of the Board.

 

LEGION HALL UPDATE:  Jeff Howard came in to discuss heating the Legion Hall in the winter months.  The Legion will be paying for insulation on the walls of the building; the Legion asked if the Board would pay for the ceiling to be insulated at approximately $1,000.00.  The request was taken under advisement.

 

INDIGENT:  Mike Paradis made a request to move into Executive Session pursuant to IC 67-2345, subsection 1(d).  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.

 

Indigent claim #08-06 assignment of lien, #08-05 letter to hospital and #08-01 application was reviewed.  Mike Paradis made a motion to approve all claims.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

ROAD ORDINANCE/STANDARDS:  No taxpayers came before the Board regarding the Road Ordinance and Standards.  Ordinance #2008-01 was established for the Road Ordinance, the road standards were adopted through Resolution #2008-06.  Joe Holmes made a motion to adopt Road Ordinance 2008-01 and Resolution 2008-06 for the Road Standards.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

INFRACTION ORDINANCE:  Prosecuting Attorney Myron Gabbert asked about preparing an Ordinance for the Sheriff’s department to enforce the Resolution to close sections of the Middle Fork Road.  A public hearing is set for June 23, 2008 for the infraction Ordinance.

 

BLM PROPERTY:  Joe Holmes made a motion to purchase the property near the Goodrich Landfill.  The Clerk will prepare a check for the down payment.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

With no further business to come before the Board the Board recessed until June 16, 2008.

 

 

ATTEST:___________________________          _____________________________

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

 

 

June 16, 2008

 

 

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 Cody Cahill, Adams County Record.

 

Whereas the following proceedings were had, to-wit:

 

Chairman Bill Brown opened the Adams County Commissioner meeting at 9:07 am.

 

MINUTES:  Minutes for the Board reviewed the June 9th meeting.  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the minutes.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

NEW MEADOWS TRANSFER SITE HEARING:  A public hearing was held on the Solid Waste Fee Increase for the New Meadows Transfer Site.  Assessor Karen Hatfield, Treasure Connie Kesler were the only people present.  The hearing was held open for 30 minutes with no objections.  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the fee increases.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

PUBLIC DEFENDER:  Public Defender Tim Felton was present to discuss upcoming fiscal budget.

 

EXTENSION BUILDING:  After a review of the bid for new carpet at the extension building, Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the invoice.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

SUPPORT FOR ACHD:  Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the support for the ACHD.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

INTERIM CLAIMS:  Mike Paradis made a motion to approve interim claims with questions on one invoice.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

ROAD & BRIDGE:  Road Supervisor Tom Glenn present.  Mike Paradis started a discussion of cost comparison between watering and applying dust abatement on the Middle Fork Road.  The Board will drive out to the Middle Fork Road to review a new type of dust abatement that was laid down.

 

HOT SPRINGS ROAD:  A letter from a homeowner on Hot Springs Road was reviewed.  Due to liability and snow plowing the County will not allow speed bumps.  A letter will be sent to the homeowner stating reason why they are not allowed.

 

SHERIFF MATTERS:  Sheriff Rich Green was present.  Discussion on the new additional .25 fees on the 911, which will help in upgrading future communication costs, was held.

 

DUPLICATION OF CHECKS:  A duplication of check for a lost payroll check and a lost accounts payable check were reviewed.  Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the duplication of checks.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

COUNTY PARK MAINTENANCE:  Mike Paradis will look at the rut damage at the County Park to determine a plan of action.

 

CWMA AGREEMENT:  An agreement between cost-share funding through RC&D was reviewed.  Mike Paradis made a motion to sign agreement.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

PUBLIC HEARING ON VACATING ROAD:  Present Eric Higgins from New Meadows.  All adjacent landowners were notified of the public hearing.  The hearing was started at 1:30 and ended at 2:00 pm.  No testimony was taken.  Mike Paradis made a motion to allow the vacating of the road.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

With no further business to come before the Board the Board recessed until June 23, 2008.

 

 

ATTEST:_________________________            _____________________________

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

 

 

June 23, 2008

 

 

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 Cody Cahill, Adams County Record not present.

 

Whereas the following proceedings were had, to-wit:

 

Chairman Bill Brown opened the Adams County Commissioner meeting at 9:43 am.

 

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

 

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

 

ROAD & BRIDGE:  Road & Bridge Supervisor Tom Glenn not present.

 

ITD WEED AGREEMENT:  A review of the agreement, an increase from $1000.00 to 3,200.00.  Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the agreement.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

ZGA CHANGE ORDER:  The Board reviewed the seconded change order for the Old Courthouse.  The Clerk contacted Shawn Charter to ask if funds are available for the 2 change orders.  Shawn said there is sufficient funding.

 

OLD COURTHOSUE AUTHORIZATION:  Due to not all Commissioners being available to sign fund requests, a form was prepared to allow Mike Paradis and Joe Holmes to sign forms when Chairman Brown is unavailable.

 

RSVP:  Retired and Senior Volunteer Program letter was reviewed.  Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the request for $200.00 for the next fiscal.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

TRAVELING THE MIDDLE FORK ROAD:  Roger Combs came before the Board to be allowed to travel the road.  Roger is building a home off the Middle Fork Road.  The Board approved the request.

 

VETERAN SERVICE OFFICER TRAVEL:  Joe Holmes made a motion to allow the lodging expenses for the Veteran Service Officer training to be paid by the County.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

CASUALTY LOSS EXEMPTION:  A form completed by Ruth McBride for a casualty loss exemption for a home due to snow damage was reviewed.  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the exemption.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

SHERIFF MATTERS:  Present Rich Green.  911 enhanced emergency communications grant fee:  Resolution 2008-08 was created for the .25 increases on the 911 existing fee.  Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the .25 increases to the existing fee.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

PUBLIC HEARING ON INFRACTION ORDINANCE:  Present Sheriff Rich Green and District Ranger Mary Farnsworth.  Mary gave an update on the timber harvesting on the Grays Creek Fire area.  Mary invited the Commissioners on a tour of the salvage area.  With no objection from the public, Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the Infraction Ordinance #2008-03.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

 

 

 

 

YANTIS ROCK PIT:  Present are the following:  Edith Schwartz, Stanley Rasmussen, Don Fisher, Roxanna Allen, Tobi Rubelt, Jeff Howard, Troy and Nancy Schwartz, Cody Cahill from the Adams County Record and Building Inspector Don Horton.  Bill Brown started the time asking if anyone had additional information.  Troy presented the Board with information; copies were made for the people present.  Mike Paradis reminded the Board he would not take part in the decision for the rock pit.  Bill Brown read through the proposed Conditional Use Permit, each side had time to voice their concerns.  With a few changes to the Permit, Joe Holmes made a motion to approve Conditional Use Permit.  The motion was seconded by Bill Brown and passed unanimously.

 

WATERING THE MIDDLE FORK ROAD:  The Board discussed watering and dust abatement.

 

GOODRICH LANDFILL:  Forsgren Engineer Trevor Howard joined the meeting.  The Board and Trevor went out to the landfill to review some changes in the design to the landfill.

 

With no further business to come before the Board the Board recessed until June 30, 2008.

 

ATTEST:__________________________          ___________________________

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

 

 

June 30, 2008

 

 

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 Cody Cahill, Adams County Record not present.

 

Whereas the following proceedings were had, to-wit:

 

Chairman Bill Brown opened the Adams County Commissioner meeting at 9:17 am.

 

MINUTES:  Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the minutes from the June 23, 2008 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

PUBLIC HEARING:  A public hearing for July 17, 2008 at 6:00 pm at the Meadows Valley High School for the Knife River Rock Pit appeal was set.

 

ROAD & BRIDGE:  Present Road Supervisor Tom Glenn to discuss the current road projects and the budget.  The list of projects for the Transportation Plan was reviewed.  No additions or deletions were done before sending the list of projects back to Keller & Associates.

 

CANCELLATION OF TAXES:  A calculation error was found on Jeff Howard’s taxes.  Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the cancellation.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

 

 

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

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:  Bill Brown made a request for an Executive Session pursuant to IC 67-2345, subsection 1(d), 9-340D(24).  Joe Holmes voted to move into Executive Session.  Mike Paradis voted to move into Executive Session.  Bill Brown voted to move into Executive Session.

 

BRUNDAGE MOUNTAIN COMPANY appeal was heard with Appraiser Robin James, Appraiser Warren Rice, Assessor Karen Hatfield, State Tax Commission Appraiser Cliff McLean, Brundage Mountain Fredrick Certano, Gary Blaylock and Judd DeBoer.

 

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

 

JOHN AND CONNIE MOUSER appeal was held via teleconference.  Ms Mouser explained why she feels her value is too high.  Appraiser Robin James stated the County is prepared to lower the value to $39,500 per lot.  After more discussion, Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the adjusted value of $39,500.00 per lot.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

TIM RECKINGER appeal was held via teleconference.  Mr. Reckinger started the conference stating he heels the value is too high.  After review of the information, the assessed land value of $86,700.00 was upheld.  Mike Paradis made a motion to affirm the assessed value of $86,700.00.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.  Tim Reckinger indicated he would like to be forwarded on to the State Board of Tax Appeals.

 

MIKE & TINA TAYLOR appeal was scheduled for a teleconference and did not call in.  The Board reviewed the appeal of valuation.  Mike Paradis made a motion to affirm the assessed value of $142,587.00.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

BRUNDAGE MOUNTAIN continued hearing was held.  Bill Brown requested to move into Executive Session pursuant to IC 67-2345, subsection 1(d), 9-340D(24).  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 Executive Session and resume the regular meeting.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

JOHN L. PULLIAM appeal was held.  The land will be assessed at $28,459.00 and the improvements were changed to $19,653.00.  Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the changes.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CORRECTIONS:  Assessor Karen Hatfield presented the following changes in values to the Board.  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the changes as presented.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

Starkey Hot Springs                                                    $  -1,081.00

Pinkal, Larry & Peggy                                                $ -23,820.00

Western Timber Products, LLC                                  $  -2,366.00

B & C Holdings & DH & Associated                                   $  -6,695.00

Pulliam, John L                                                           $-25,448.00

Mott, Kimberly A & Busby, Michael W                    $  -4,321.00

Medley, Roy & Jeanne                                             $ +25,638.00

Capps, Darlene L & Gene A                                      $  +2,744.00

Smith, Edward M & Steven F                                                $  -1,474.00

Gregory, Harvey & Helen Mae                                   $  -6,975.00

Carlton, James & Rita R                                             $  -6,975.00

Foss, William C & Carol                                             $  -6,975.00

Fyvie, LLC                                                               $ -15,100.00

Mouser, John M & Connie J                                       $  -6,975.00

Mouser, John M & Connie J                                      $  -6,975.00

Fyvie, LLC                                                                 $  -4,425.00

Robinson, Henry L Jr                                                  $  -4,425.00

Fyvie, LLC                                                                 $  -4,425.00

Cox, Alice H                                                               $  -4,425.00

Merritt, Russell W & Casual N                                   $  -4,425.00

Starowicz, William S                                                 $  -4,425.00

Redsner, Ronald D                                                     $  -4,425.00

Humbird, Don A                                                         $  -4,425.00

Humbird, Don A                                                         $  -4,425.00

Willis, John B                                                            $  +3,700.00

Beall, Joyce E                                                            $  -4,425.00

 

 

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

 

ATTEST:___________________________          ______________________________

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

 

 

 

 


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