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Commissioners Minutes

 

February 9, 2009

 

 

The Board of County Commissioners of Adams County, Idaho, does hereby meet this 9th day of February 2009.  There being present Chairman Bill Brown, Commissioner Mike Paradis, Commissioner Joe Holmes and Clerk Sherry Ward.  Whereupon the following proceedings were had, to-wit:

 

Present are the following:  Dale Lattin, Loren Ferguson and Mike Defreitas.

 

Chairman Bill Brown opened the Adams County Commissioner meeting at 9:33 am.

 

MINUTES:  The January 26, 2009 minutes were reviewed.  Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the minutes.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

CANYON COUNTY MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH JUVENILE:  The Clerk informed the Board the Canyon County facility will only be used if the McCall detention center cannot be used.  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve and sign the Memorandum of Understanding.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

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

 

CATERING PERMIT:  Si Bueno completed permit applications for February 13, 20, and 27th.  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the catering permits.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

LIQUOR LICENSE:  Sharman Januik completed an application for a liquor license for 2009 for Pineridge.  The Board reviewed the license.  Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the license.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

SUPPORT LETTER FOR NEW MEADOWS LTHAC:  The Board reviewed the letter of support.  Mike Paradis made a motion to approve and sign the letter.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT CHANGE:  The Board discussed reducing the mileage rate from 58.5 to 45.5.  Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the change effective this date.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

ADAMS COUNTY SOIL CONSERVATION FUNDING:  The Clerk will look into the funding.

 

SAGE PRIORITY PROJECT LIST:  Tabled for Elected Officials.

 

PAYROLL – FROM MONTHLY TO BEWEEKLY:  The Clerk brought forth reasons to change to biweekly payroll.  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the Clerk proceeding with the change.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

BLM LAND PATENT REVIEW:  The Board was given the document for review on the purchase of the BLM property at Goodrich.  The Clerk will have the Prosecuting Attorney Myron Gabbert review the document.

 

ROAD & BRIDGE:  Road & Bridge Supervisor Tom Glenn met.  Tom brought up the stockpile of gravel at the State pit and asked how the Board wants to handle the payment to the State.  Joe Holmes directed Tom to pay for the gravel as he uses it.  Bill Brown asked Tom to look at all the roads in the County to see what we can downsize.  Discussion on the $35,000.90 payable to the County from the Forest Service, Tom was directed to check on the status of the payment.

 

Cody Cahill, Adams County Record, joined the meeting.

 

SHERIFF MATTERS:  Sheriff Rich Green and UnderSheriff Richard Borger came before the Board to discuss many matters.

            LAW ENFORCEMENT/IDAHO POWER:  Sheriff Green asked for approval for the Idaho Power Agreement.  Sheriff Green stated no changes other than a lump sum payment for the vehicle of $34,000.00.  Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the agreement.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.  Sheriff Green said the Sheriff’s office would bill Idaho Power every quarter.

            INMATES:  Joe Holmes asked for an update on the female count.  Sheriff Green said 6 female inmates are coming soon; we currently have 10 to 12 females.

            US MARSHALL AGREEMENT:  Richard Borger is working on obtaining an agreement with the US Marshall’s office.

            IDAHO POWER AUDIT:  Richard Borger gave the Board a detailed update on what Idaho Power found.  Three main areas of deficiency were found:  Heating and Air conditioning (HVAC), Cooking area and the Lighting.  Richard is in the process of collecting information from commercial kitchen, HVAC’s and lighting consultants.

 

PLANNING & ZONING:  Christy Ward came before the Board for the Indian Valley position.  Christy stated she would like to volunteer for the Indian Valley position.  Christy is a landowner in Indian Valley and a business owner.  Bill Brown and Mike Paradis both stated they believe Christy would help create solutions to issues.  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve Christy as the Indian Valley Board Member.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

OLD SAWMILL ROAD:  Mike Defreitas stated he drove up Old Sawmill Road and had a confrontation with Dale Lattin.  Mike asked to come before the Board to ask for an update on the status of the Old Sawmill Road.  Bill Brown gave a brief explanation of the appeal the County is going through regarding the summary judgment in September.  Dale Lattin also made comments regarding the Old Sawmill Road.

 

BUDGET REVIEWS:  The Board asked the elected officials and department heads to come in to discuss the current economic situation and budgets.  Bill Brown stated the County would need to make the changes more discussion will be held at the next meeting.  Each elected official and department head stated areas where concessions can be made,

Present were the following:  Treasurer Connie Kesler, Weed Supervisor Dave Klaw, Assessor Karen Hatfield, Building Inspector Don Horton, Clerk Sherry Ward and Commissioners.

 

WELLS FARGO CREDIT CARD PAYMENT:  The Sheriff’s department credit card statement was reviewed.  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the payment.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

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

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:  Bill Brown made a request to move into Executive Session pursuant to IC 67-2345, subsection 1(d).  Indigent matters are needed to be discussed.  A roll call vote was made.  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.

 

With no further business to come before the Board the Board recessed until February 12, 2009 for a budget meeting.

 

 

ATTEST:__________________________            ___________________________

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

 

 

 

 

February 12, 2009

 

 

The Board of County Commissioners of Adams County, Idaho, does hereby meet this 12th day of February 2009.  There being present:  Commissioner Mike Paradis, Commissioner Joe Holmes and Clerk Sherry Ward.  Whereupon the following proceedings are had, to-wit:

 

Vice-Chair Mike Paradis opened the Adams County Commissioner meeting at 1:16 pm.

 

Present are the following:  Loren Ferguson, UnderSheriff Richard Borger, Sheriff Rich Green, Weed Supervisor Dave Klaw and Prosecuting Attorneys Myron Gabbert and Richard Roats.

 

Commissioner Bill Brown joined the meeting.

 

SHERIFF MATTERS:  UnderSheriff Richard Borger discussed increasing the Civil Fees charged by the County.  Photocells for the outside lighting were discussed.  The Board directed Richard Borger to proceed installing the photocells.  Idaho Power vehicle purchase:  Sheriff Green asked for approval to purchase the vehicle.  Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the purchase.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

BUDGET REVIEW:  Mike Paradis stated the purpose of the meeting is to get an understanding on the budget.

 

Bill Brown made a request to move into Executive Session pursuant to IC 67-2345, subsection 1(f), to communicate with legal counsel regarding pending litigation.  A roll call vote was made.  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.

 

More budgeting issues were discussed.  The meeting adjourned at 5:15 pm.

 

With no further business to come before the Board the Board recessed until Tuesday, February 17, 2009.

 

 

ATTEST: ____________________________            ___________________________

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

 

 

February 17, 2009

 

The Board of County Commissioners of Adams County, Idaho, does hereby meet this 17th day of February 2009.  There being present Chairman Bill Brown, Commissioner Mike Paradis, Commissioner Joe Holmes not present, and Clerk Sherry Ward.

 

Whereupon the following proceedings are had, to-wit:

 

Chairman Bill Brown opened the Adams County Commissioner meeting at 9:10 am.

 

Dennis Stewart, Stewart Associates, Loren Ferguson and Dale Lattin joined the meeting.

 

Amendments to agenda:  Indigent items and Landfill sale of metal.  Mike Paradis made a motion to amend the agenda.  The motion was seconded by Bill Brown and passed unanimously.

 

Joe Holmes joined the meeting.

 

 

ADAMS COUNTY SOIL AND WATER:  The decision on the 2010-2011 fiscal funding was tabled until more information is attained.

 

COMMISSIONERS:  The Commissioners rescinded the Cost of Living (3%) increase starting March 1, 2009 to help the short fall.  Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the reduction of wages.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

Cody Cahill joined the meeting.

 

ROAD & BRIDGE:  Road Supervisor Tom Glenn joined the meeting.

            Checking Roads:  Bill Brown is concerned about checking roads that are not necessary.

            Gravel:  Use what is stock piled per Commissioners.

            Anticipated $35,000.00 from Forest Service – waiting for the work to be completed.

            Kleinschmidt Grade:  After discussion, Tom Glenn will open the road at the end of February.

            Middle Fork Road high priority.

            Contracting out County work:  Dale Lattin asked why the County doesn’t contract out the work.  Bill Brown stated a look into keeping a balance between contracting work and County work is being examined.

 

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

 

MINUTES:  The minutes of the February 9, 2009 and February 12, 2009 meetings were reviewed.  With an amendment to February 9, 2009 Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the minutes.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

MLS CONTRACTS:  Assessor Karen Hatfield told the Commissioners that MLS contracts for Boise and McCall are being reviewed by Prosecutor Myron Gabbert.  The contracts will be presented to the Board when Myron Gabbert approves them.  Prosecutor Gabbert gave an approval on the contracts.  Mike Paradis made a motion to sign the contracts for listings in Boise and McCall.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

SHERIFF MATTERS:  Present are the following:  Sheriff Rich Green, UnderSheriff Richard Borger, Willie Johnson and Steve Phillips.  Randy Herman and David Dehms from Idaho Parks and Recreation gave a presentation on the Waterways funding.

 

SNOWMOBILE FUN RUN:  Crissy Gipe and Connie Kesler were present to give the Board an update on the grooming for the Fun Run.

 

BUDGET REVIEWS:  Present are the following:  Cody Cahill, Loren Ferguson, Dale Lattin, Don Horton, Richard Borger, Rich Green, Connie Kesler, Tom Glenn, and Karen Hatfield.  The Clerk explained the budget spreadsheets.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:  Bill Brown made a request to move into Executive Session pursuant to IC 67-2345, section 1(d) to discuss indigent matters.  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.

 

Bill Brown abstained from making decisions due to conflict of interest.

 

Claim 09-02, approved for therapy.

Claim 08-13, lien signed.

Claim 09-01, lien signed.

Claim 08-12, lien signed.

 

Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the above listed claims.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

With no further business to come before the Board the Board recessed until February 23, 2009.

 

ATTEST:____________________________            ___________________________

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

 

 

February 23, 2009

 

 

The Board of County Commissioners of Adams County, Idaho, does hereby meet this 23rd day of February 2009.  There being present Chairman Bill Brown, Commissioner Mike Paradis, Commissioner Joe Holmes not present, and Clerk Sherry Ward.

 

Whereupon the following proceedings are had, to-wit:

 

Chairman Bill Brown opened the Adams County Commissioner meeting at 9:11 am.

 

AMENDMENT TO THE AGENDA:  Duplicate check for taxing district was prepared and the Chairman and Clerk need to sign the official minute book.  Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the amendments.  The motion was seconded by Bill Brown and passed unanimously.

 

MINUTES:  The minutes for the February 17, 2009 meeting will be prepared for the next meeting.

 

DUPLICATE CHECK:  The Clerk informed the Board the school did not receive the check issued for tax collection to the New Meadows School District.  Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the duplicate check be issued.  The motion was seconded by Bill Brown and passed unanimously.

 

Loren Ferguson joined the meeting.

 

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

 

The Board was given the Planning and Zoning comments regarding the Friends of the Weiser River Trail.

 

BUDGET REVIEWS:  Present are the following:  Sheriff Rich Green, UnderSheriff Richard Borger, Assessor Karen Hatfield, Building Inspector Don Horton, Treasurer Connie Kesler, Road & Bridge Supervisor Tom Glenn and Weed Supervisor Dave Klaw.  All people present express their concerns regarding budget cuts.  Dale Lattin stated the grocery stores are not turning the product like they have in the past.

 

PUBLIC HEARING ON THE IDAHO COMMUNITY GRANT:  Historic preservation committee members: Dale Fisk and Judge Jim Peart, Shawn Charters, Grant writer, joined the meeting.  Bill Brown asked Shawn to give a description of the grant.  The grant was prepared for signature. 

 

The grant is for $2500.00 per year.  Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the Certified Local Grant for $2,500.00.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

IDAHO BLOCK GRANT APPLICATION:  An application was presented for signature for $220,000.00 for the old Courthouse.  Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the application.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

Adjourned meeting for lunch at 12:00 pm.

 

Dale Lattin and Loren Ferguson joined the meeting.

 

COUNTY AGENT:  Gordon Keetch, County Agent, joined the meeting.  Discussion was held on cuts in the County Agent and Fair budgets.  All people present gave a statement as to why the County Fair is needed for our area.

 

SENATOR CRAPO’S OFFICE:  A.J. Church, Regional Director, wanted to get an update on County issues.  Bill Brown asked what is happening with all the changes made in Congress.  In regards to the stimulus package, not sure what is going to happen, rules will need to be written.

 

NEW DISTRICT RANGER:  Maura Lafferty with the Forest Service introduced the new District Ranger Greg Lesch.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:  Bill Brown 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.  Bill Brown voted to move into Executive Session.

 

Mike Paradis made a motion to adjourn the Executive Session and resume the regular meeting.

 

INDIGENT:  Mike Paradis made a motion to approve Claim 09-02 and sign a lien.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

With no further business to come before the Board the Board recessed until March 2 2009.

 

ATTEST:__________________________            _____________________________

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

 

 

 

 

 


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