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Commissioners Minutes

April 13, 2009

 

 

The Board of County Commissioners of Adams County, Idaho, does hereby meet this 13th day of April 2009.  There being present Chairman Bill Brown, Commissioner Mike Paradis, Commissioner Joe Holmes and Clerk Sherry Ward.

 

Whereas the following proceedings were had, to-wit:

 

Chairman Bill Brown opened the Adams County Commissioner meeting at 9:16 am.

 

AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA:  Informational items from Bill Brown and Mike Paradis.  The Clerk had an update on the Legislative meeting on Friday, April 10th.

 

MINUTES:  The March 23, 2009 minutes were reviewed, corrections to the Civil Fees section.  Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the minutes with corrections.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

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

 

PLANNING & ZONING APPOINTMENTS:  Mike Paradis stated no response from the community regarding the open City position.

 

CODIFICATION OF ORDINANCES:  After discussion, the Board is ready to send the Ordinances in for codification.

 

CANCELLATION OF TAXES:  Sunrise Construction asked for a cancellation for 2008-tax year.  Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the cancellation of taxes for Sunrise Construction.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

MIDDLE FORK – MODIFICATIONS TO PROJECT AGREEMENT:  Payette National Forest presented a supplement agreement No. 08-RO-11041200-002 to extend the expiration date for installation of culverts on the Middle Fork Road.  Mike Paradis made a motion to sign the agreement.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

DRUG FREE IDAHO TRAINING:  The Clerk presented to the Board the subject of supervisory and employee training, Adams County has not had training since 2003 and would like permission to set up training.  The Board directed the Clerk to set up a time for training.

 

CLEANUP DAYS:  The City of New Meadows requested the Board to allow the transfer site to be open at no cost to the citizens for the Annual Community Pride and Clean-up week starting May 15, 2009 to May 25, 2009.  The Board will discuss more at the next meeting.

 

LAWN MAINTENANCE:  Mike Paradis will do some checking on the equipment for this year’s lawn maintenance.

 

WEED ENFORCEMENT SPRAYING:  Hidden Canyon resident Julie Irish stopped in order to ask if enforcement of spraying could be done for a residence near their property who does not spray.  Dave Klaw, Weed Supervisor, stated he was aware of the issue.  The enforcement law could be acted on with this issue.

 

ROAD & BRIDGE:  Road & Bridge Supervisor Tom Glenn joined the meeting.  Tom asked the Board on the RAC proposal for the Wildhorse Bridge project.  Mike Paradis stated he believes the proposal will be on the schedule for May.  Tom will look into the steel costs for the bridge.

            Dust Abatement:  The cost for the 3 miles on the Bear Creek Road will be $14,900.00.  The Board will discuss dust abatement more in the future.

            Cardboard Recycling:  Tom asked what is being done on organizing the cardboard.  The Clerk stated the situation is going to be solved soon.

            Indian Valley:  Ditches will be cleaned next week in the Indian Valley area.

            City of Council:  Tom stated the City would like to exchange some gravel for shale the County has.  The Board did not see a problem with that.

 

Doris Baker joined the meeting.

 

2006 HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT AND 2009 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE GRANT:  Building Inspector Don Horton presented the Board with an extension for the 2006 Homeland Security grant and the 2009 Management performance grant.  Don stated the 2006 grant is for 6 handheld radios for $9,000.00.  After review Mike Paradis made a motion to approve and sign the grants.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

IMPACT AREA IN NEW MEADOWS:  Bill Brown asked Don Horton questions regarding the proposed expansion of the impact area in New Meadows.

 

Dan Huter joined the meeting.

 

SHERIFF MATTERS:  Present are the following:  Sheriff Rich Green and UnderSheriff Richard Borger.

            2009 Fiscal year Forest Service Law Enforcement Agreement:  After review Mike Paradis made a motion to sign the agreement.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

            2009 Fiscal year Council Law Enforcement Agreement:  After review Mike Paradis made a motion to sign the agreement.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

Deputy Clerk Peggy Pinkal, Assessor Karen Hatfield, Deputy Assessor Ginger Getusky and Treasurer Connie Kesler joined the meeting.

 

ELECTRICAL ISSUE:  UnderSheriff Richard Borger brought up an electrical issue the Courthouse experienced over the weekend.  For the interim the problem has been fixed but will require extensive upgrades.  Richard Borger estimated the cost estimated the cost to be approximately $80,000.00.

 

Bret Armacost joined the meeting.

 

RAC PROPOSAL:  District Ranger Greg Lesch, Maura Lafferty and Margaret Soulen were present.  Margaret presented the Board with a proposal for a bighorn sheep monitoring project.  Mike Paradis asked for a letter of support to be prepared with a condition that all interest groups be involved in the monitoring.  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the proposal and submit a letter of support.  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(b,d).  Bill made a request for a roll call vote to discuss hardship application, indigent and personnel 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.

 

            Hardship Application:  The 2009-01 Hardship application agreement was reviewed as prepared by Treasurer Connie Kesler

            Indigent Matters:  2007-12 – Release of Lien in Adams and Washington Counties.

            2009-04 – Approved Emergency surgery, denied 10-day pre-approval.

            2009-03 – Denied hospital charges.

 

Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the above indigent matters and approve the agreement regarding the hardship application.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

AMBULANCE BUILDING:  The Board met in the new Ambulance Building after lunch.  Dan Huter was present to give a tour of the facility.  The Clerk and Dale Lattin were also present.  The next step in the project is the electrical and lack of funding for the project was discussed.

 

COUNCIL GREENS SUBDIVISION:  Present are the following:  Warren Watts, Steve Nash, Jerry Brotnov and Road & Bridge Supervisor Tom Glenn.  Steve gave the Board a letter sent to the City of Council asking for final acceptance for the Council Greens Subdivision.

 

The meeting was adjourned until Monday, April 20, 2009.

 

 

ATTEST:__________________________            _____________________________

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

 

 

April 20, 2009

 

 

The Board of County Commissioners of Adams County, Idaho, does hereby meet this 20th day of April 2009.  There being present Chairman Bill Brown, Commissioner Mike Paradis, Commissioner Joe Holmes, and Clerk Sherry Ward.  Whereupon the following proceedings are had, to-wit:

 

Dale Lattin and Cody Cahill joined the meeting.

 

Chairman Bill Brown opened the Adams County Commissioner meeting at 9:20 am.

 

Amendments to Agenda:  Certification of Residency, Update from Mike Paradis on Forest Service, Woody Biomass conference update in Cascade, Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the amendments. The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

Meeting with Southwest District Health will need to be posted.

 

LANDFILL DATES:  Bill Brown will stop by New Meadows City Hall to discuss dates for the transfer site and Goodrich Landfill site for community clean-ups.

 

DUPLICATE CHECK:  Mike Paradis made a motion to approve duplicate checks for Council Valley Market as follows:  2009-780 in the amount of $3.69, 2009-811 in the amount of $3.38 and 2009-852 in the amount of $1,405.03.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

RC & D:  The Clerk presented an invoice for fiscal year 2009 for dues for the RC & D in the amount of $300.00 for review by the Board.  Payment was approved.

 

QUARTERLY REPORTS:  The Board reviewed the Sheriff, Clerk and Treasurer’s quarterly reports.  Bill Brown asked to hold quarterly reports for Elected Officials.

 

 

April 20, 2009 – Continued:

 

 

FAIR BOARD:  Joe Holmes asked for PILT funding of $1,000.00 for building the fence around the fair grounds.

 

MINUTES:  The April 13, 2009 minutes were reviewed, corrections needed to be made on the RAC proposal.  Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the minutes with corrections.  The motion was seconded Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

ELECTED OFFICIALS:  Treasurer Connie Kesler, Assessor Karen Hatfield joined the meeting. 

            Drug-Free Idaho:  Training for Supervisors and employees, 2 hours for supervisors and 1-hour for employees.  A possible date of May 5, 2009 in the afternoon was discussed.  Larry Hepberg will be doing the training.

 

            Legislative Update:  FMLA, new Cobra, personal property law, Indigent-CAT deductible increase to $11,000.00 from $10,000.00, Open Meeting, Homeowners Exemptions, ATV plate/sticker changes and Liquor License bill.

 

            Sterling Bank Documents:  The Board reviewed the designation of depository document; Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the documents.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

            The July open house:  There was a brief discussion held.

 

ROAD & BRIDGE:  Road & Bridge Supervisor Tom Glenn was present.

           

            Bear Creek Road dust abatement:  Bill Brown asked if any stimulus funding was available for the road.

 

            Wild Horse Bridge:  Update on the RAC proposal was given.  Tom stated the cost for the steel was approximately $18,000.00.

 

            Bear Creek Cemetery Bridge:  There is a need for decking at approximately $3,500.00.

 

            Farrell Bridge:  Needs decking at approximately $3,375.00.

 

            Road pass Bear School House:  There is water running over the road, discussion was held on the diverting of water done by Road & Bridge.

 

Peggy Pinkal joined the meeting.

 

SHERIFF MATTERS:  Sheriff Rich Green and UnderSheriff Richard Borger joined the meeting.  Richard Borger told the Board the status of the roof over the jail side of the Courthouse.  Bill Brown discussed the roof cap issue.  The electrical issue was discussed.

 

The Board reviewed interim Claims.

 

Jim Davis joined the meeting.

 

OLD COURTHOUSE:  Elaine Johnston, Tim Toomey and Dale Fisk met.  The topic of discussion is usage of the old Courthouse with timing of the possible grant.  Elaine explained the Historic Preservation Committee dilemma of if and when the grant will be executed.  Peggy Pinkal spoke on behalf of the Halloween Committee stating the Committee came before the Board early to secure the time from September 15 to November 15.  After discussion the Board decided to wait for the announcement of the grant and then take action.

 

 

April 20, 2009 – Continued:

 

CLG GRANT:  The grant will be used for collecting information and artifacts from two different sites in Adams County, the County will have to upfront the funding and will get reimbursed within 1-month.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:  Bill Brown made a request to move into Executive Session pursuant to IC 67-2345, subsection 1(b, j).  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.

 

CERTIFICATE OF RESIDENCY:  Jeremy Stoker presented an application for college tuition funding.  Joe Holmes made a motion to sign the certificate of residency.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

SENIOR FIREWOOD PROGRAM:  Mike Paradis discussed the RAC proposal for Senior Firewood.  The RAC approved the Senior Firewood program for the next 3 years stating the County will need to reapply yearly.

 

WASHING SYSTEM FOR VEHICLES:  Mike Paradis stated the RAC proposal for the vehicle Washington system was approved.

 

The meeting was adjourned until April 27, 2009.

 

 

ATTEST:__________________________           ___________________________

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

 

 

April 23, 2009

 

The Board of County Commissioners of Adams County, Idaho, does hereby meet this 23rd day of April 2009.  There being present Vice-Chairman Mike Paradis, Commissioner Joe Holmes and Clerk Sherry Ward.  Chairman Bill Brown was not present.  Whereupon the following proceedings are had, to-wit:

 

Mike Paradis opened the Adams County Commissioner special meeting at 1:00 pm.

 

Present are the following:  Matt Voile – Idaho Department of Agriculture, Dave Klaw, Adams County Weed Supervisor, Chris Friend – Adams County Weed, Cody Cahill – Adams County Record, Don Horton, Building Inspector.

 

Adams County Project:  Matt Voile told the Commission Adams County is one of three counties that will be awarded stimulus funding for weed control and fuel reduction projects.  Matt detailed out the itemized payroll for 32 employees, sprayers, ATV sprayers $1100.00, herbicide $36,000.00, 8-gps units $5,200.00, 1 vehicle $22,000.00, vehicle sprayer unit $4,000.00, UTV spray unit $11,500.00 and grass seed $25,000.00 for a total of $1,257,700.00.  The County qualified for the funding by the high unemployment rate and forest canopy.  The Commission directed Matt Voile to proceed on behalf of Adams County.

 

ATTEST:__________________________            ______________________________

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 27, 2009

 

 

The Board of County Commissioners of Adams County, Idaho, does hereby meet this 27th day of April 2009.  There being present Chairman Bill Brown, Commissioner Mike Paradis, Commissioner Joe Holmes and Clerk Sherry Ward.  Whereupon the following proceedings are had, to-wit:

 

Dale Lattin joined the meeting.

 

Chairman Bill Brown opened the Adams County Commissioner meeting at 9:16 am.

 

MINUTES:  The April 20, 2009 minutes were reviewed, after corrections Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the minutes.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA:  CWMA Agreement, Indigent Denial, Update of Weed Funding.  Joe Holmes made a motion to amend the agenda.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

CWMA AGREEMENT:  After review Joe Holmes made a motion to approve the agreement.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

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

 

INDIGENT DENIAL:  Claim 2008-12:  After review Mike Paradis made a motion to sign the denial.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

RESOLUTION FOR RECORD RETENTION:  Resolution 2009-02 was created for record retention per Idaho Code 31-871.  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve Resolution 2009-02 for record retention.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

COUNCIL IMPACT AREA AGREEMENT:  A public hearing will need to be set for the Council Impact Area, the City of Council has requested May 11, 2009 at 3:00 pm.

 

LIQUOR LICENSE:  Bear Creek Lodge made application for 2009 liquor license.  After review Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the license.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

ROAD & BRIDGE:  Tom Glenn joined the meeting.  Larry Peterson and Doris Baker joined the meeting.

 

Adams County Weed Project was discussed.

 

FOREST ROAD AGREEMENT FOR MIDDLE FORK ROAD:  Cliff Steel, Mel Vinning-Council Ranger District and Will Perry-Engineer for the Supervisor Office present.  Cliff Steel presented the Commission with an agreement for review and signature for the graveling of the Middle Fork Road.  This agreement will replace the existing agreement for the Middle Fork area.  The Forest Service will provide $35,000.00 in gravel for the County to lay down on the Middle Fork Road.  The Commission will have Myron Gabbert review the agreement.  Mike Paradis asked if any stimulus funding to gravel Landore Road would be available.  Cliff stated the Landore Road could be considered for graveling with the funding the Forest Service will receive.

 

ROAD & BRIDGE:  Road & Bridge Supervisor Tom Glenn present.

            Airport Road:  Tom asked if dust abatement could be put on this section.

            Bear Creek Cemetery Road was discussed.

            Johnson Creek Bridge

 

The Commission left at 10:00 am to meet with David Loper from Southwest District Health to do the annual inspection of the Goodrich Landfill and then onto the New Meadows Transfer site.

 

Joe Holmes not present.

 

Later Joe Holmes joined the meeting.

 

EVERGREEN FOREST:  Woody Biomass, Morris Huffman, Evergreen Forest, Rodney Krogh, Larry Peterson, USDA Rural Development, Tim Wheeler, Idaho Department of Commerce, Greg Seibert, Building Inspector Don Horton and Dale Lattin.  Morris Huffman started the discussion on the Dry Kiln funding from the Federal Stimulus, no official notice has been made to the public.  Rodney Krogh will put a planer in 5 years after the kilns are installed.  The group discussed several avenues of funding for Evergreen Forest; Rodney Krogh will pursue the options presented from Tim Wheeler and Greg Seibert.

 

FOREST ROAD AGREEMENT:  After Myron Gabbert reviewed the agreement; Mike Paradis made a motion to approve the agreement.  The motion was seconded by Joe Holmes and passed unanimously.

 

FENCE PROJECT AT THE FAIRGROUNDS:  Joe Holmes made a motion to approve funding $481.00 from PILT Funding for the fence project.  The motion was seconded by Mike Paradis and passed unanimously.

 

WALKER LANE:  Larry Peterson asked for traffic counters to be placed on Walker Lane in front of C & M Lumber.  Larry asked if the Commission would consider paving the area in front of the store.

 

With no further business to come before the Board the Board recessed until May 11, 2009.

 

 

ATTEST:__________________________            ____________________________

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

 

 

 

 

 


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