***Monday, May 13, 2013, Commissioners met in regular session with Chairman Dan R. Dinning, Commissioner LeAlan L. Pinkerton, Commissioner Walt Kirby and Deputy Clerk Michelle Rohrwasser.
Clerk Glenda Poston joined the meeting.
9:00 a.m., Commissioner Pinkerton moved to go into executive session under Idaho Code 67-2345(1)a, to consider hiring a public officer, employee, staff member or individual agent. Commissioner Kirby second. Commissioners voted as follows: Chairman Dinning “aye”, Commissioner Pinkerton “aye”, and Commissioner Kirby “aye”. Motion passed unanimously. 9:10 a.m., Commissioner Kirby moved to go out of executive session. Commissioner Pinkerton second. Motion passed unanimously.
Blue Sky Broadcasting Reporter Mike Brown was in attendance of the meetings throughout the day.
9:10 a.m., Road and Bridge
Superintendent Jeff Gutshall joined the meeting to give the departmental
report. No written report was provided. Mr. Gutshall said he has the
Durapatcher out filling potholes. Mr. Gutshall said he was able to have the
telephone company relocate part of their line for work being done on
Chairman Dinning asked if less
dust abatement work will be done this year. Mr. Gutshall said he has budgeted
for less, but he would like to do as much as possible. Dust abatement will be
used on hills so it cuts down on the washboard effect. District 5 Road and
approximately three miles in
Mr. Gutshall and Commissioners discussed Idaho Code bid requirements as it pertains to calcium chloride applications. Mr. Gutshall said he has reviewed Idaho Code for information on obtaining quotes versus the bidding process and he feels he will be able to seek quotes. Chairman Dinning said he wants this suggestion to come from the county’s attorney in regards to quotes versus the formal bidding process.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to go out for quotes for chloride dust palliative materials under Idaho Code Section 67-2805(2). Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Kirby moved to authorize the Chairman to sign any documents related to the quote process for chloride dust palliative materials. Commissioner Pinkerton second. Motion passed unanimously.
The Road and Bridge Department report ended at 9:35 a.m.
9:35 a.m., Courthouse Maintenance Jerry Kothe joined the meeting to provide his department report. Mr. Kothe presented a written report stating Bonners Ferry Glass and Door installed the door and changed a couple locks at the Parks and Recreation Office, he has mowed down at the fairgrounds and sharpened the mower blades, he’s contacted the person who had submitted a quote to redo the court room benches to inform him the county chose someone else, and Fulton Quality Construction is doing work to Memorial Hall.
Mr. Kothe said he looked into various styles of garbage receptacles for the front entranceway of the Courthouse. Mr. Kothe said Commissioners may want to think about having one that is not solid so someone can see into it, for safety reasons. Mr. Kothe said he is looking at one style that will cost $200 with a lid for $80. Commissioners debated if a garbage can is needed. Commissioners decided to do without purchasing the garbage can.
Commissioners reviewed a maintenance to-do list with Mr. Kothe. Mr. Kothe said he would check with Extension Office Educator Carol Hampton about the back door and the sprayer at the kitchen sink to see if she’s having any more issues with them. Mr. Kothe said Custodian Jim Thompson had the carpets in the Extension Office cleaned and has set up scheduled cleanings. Mr. Kothe said he checked the chairs at the Extension Office and some of those particular chairs won’t hold screws any longer. Mr. Kothe said Ms. Hampton had mentioned including funds for some new chairs in her budget.
Mr. Kothe said he looked into installing a short section of fence along the area bordering the Courthouse lawn and back parking lot and he will not be able to drive a post into the ground. The only way would be to grind holes into the concrete and the fence would have to be something substantial. Mr. Kothe said Mr. Thompson had a community service worker mowing the lawn. Clerk Poston said bark is needed in the areas beneath the trees in the Courthouse lawn. Mr. Kothe said he is busy all the time so he is looking at what the priorities are.
The meeting with Mr. Kothe ended at 9:44 a.m.
9:45 a.m., Economic Development Council (EDC) Specialist David Sims joined the meeting to discuss the Boundary Economic Development Council budget and proposed memorandum of understanding. Bonners Ferry Herald Reporter Laura Roady was also present.
Commissioners reviewed the letter
from Mr. Sims listing the amounts provided by the State of
Commissioner Kirby moved to sign the
Rural Economic Professional Outreach Program Memorandum of Understanding between
The meeting with Mr. Sims ended at 10:00 a.m.
Ms. Roady left the meeting.
Commissioners tended to administrative duties.
Commissioners reviewed claims for payment. Fund totals are as follows:
Current Expense $76,297.59
Road & Bridge 37,228.93
District Court 5,674.00
Justice Fund 30,366.22
911 Funds 1,113.57
Indigent & Charity 20,184.38
Parks and Recreation 6,005.45
Solid Waste 4,359.76
Veterans Memorial 95.63
Grant, Fire Mitigation 3,200.00
Citizens are invited to inspect detailed records on file in the Courthouse (individual claims & Commissioners’ allowance & warrant register record 2013).
10:15 a.m., Commissioners briefly discussed the proposed shooting range agreement for the Sheriff’s Office. Prosecutor Jack Douglas has some concerns regarding liability. Commissioners will ask Prosecutor Douglas to draft a revised shooting range agreement.
Commissioners said every year the Assessor provides them with a list of exempt properties to include lands owned by the state, federal government, non profit organizations, etc. There are 15 more tax exempt properties than last year due to churches, charities, and tax deed properties.
Commissioner Kirby moved to sign the Exempt Property List for year 2013 as presented by the Assessor. Commissioner Pinkerton second. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioners tended to administrative duties.
10:40 a.m., Property owner Glen Fodge stopped by Commissioners’ Office.
It was said boats owned by
government agencies are going too fast on the river causing land to slough. Mr.
Mr. Fodge left the meeting at 10:44 a.m.
Chief Probation Officer Stacy Brown joined the meeting at 10:45 a.m.
Ms. Brown informed Commissioners
that she normally doesn’t budget for juvenile detention so she wasn’t aware
there were no funds available for the services provided by the
Ms. Brown said since there is no
Clerk Poston said maybe it would
help to switch to a monthly billing cycle so at least the county would know
what services are being utilized. It was said the county will need to estimate
Commissioner Kirby said if
The meeting with Ms. Brown ended at 11:00 a.m.
Commissioners and Clerk Poston continued their discussion on District Court budget matters for juvenile detention.
Treasurer Jenny Fessler stopped by Commissioners’ Office at 11:15 a.m.
Commissioner Kirby moved to grant an extension of time to pay 2009 taxes for parcel #RP60N01W244050A until June 17, 2013. Commissioner Pinkerton second. Motion passed unanimously.
Treasurer Fessler left the meeting.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to approve the minutes of May 6 & 7, 2013. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
There being no further business for the remainder of the day and with no meetings scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, May 14, 2013 due to lack of a quorum, the meeting adjourned at 11:30 a.m.
DAN R. DINNING, Chairman
GLENDA POSTON, Clerk
By: Michelle Rohrwasser, Deputy Clerk