***Monday, June 24, 2013, Commissioners met in regular session with Chairman Dan Dinning, Commissioner LeAlan Pinkerton, Commissioner Walt Kirby, Deputy Clerk Michelle Rohrwasser, and Clerk Glenda Poston.

 

Blue Sky Broadcasting Reporter Mike Brown was present at the meetings throughout the day.

 

Commissioners said the opening invocation and Pledge of Allegiance.

 

9:00 a.m., Road and Bridge Superintendent Jeff Gutshall joined the meeting to give the departmental report. Mr. Gutshall presented a written report.

 

Mr. Gutshall spoke briefly of a land slide on Grandview Road and in-sloping on Blume Hill Road. Chairman Dinning said it’s just related to the amount of rain the area has received. There has been another slide on Lion’s Den Road, according to Mr. Gutshall. Mr. Gutshall said the road detour for the projects near Deep Creek Loop is looking good. Chairman Dinning asked Mr. Gutshall to mention the order of scheduling the multiple projects in that area to include Deep Creek Bridge, Deep Creek paving and Lion’s Den Road. Mr. Gutshall discussed the public notice to go into the Bonners Ferry Herald and Ms. Nelson is faxing that notice to everyone Road and Bridge notifies during road closures in addition to the heavy haulers. Chairman Dinning suggested posting the notice on the county website and Newsbf.com.

 

Mr. Gutshall said Road and Bridge will start to cut and rip out Moon Shadow Road. This road won’t be closed, but cars will have to drive around county equipment. Lookout View Road is almost ready to receive an application of dust abatement and once that is done a short part of Copeland Road will also be treated. Road and Bridge will patch and chipseal a lot of the area between the Copeland Bridge and Elk Mountain Farms, according to Mr. Gutshall.

 

Chairman Dinning and Mr. Gutshall discussed the grader work needed around Brown Creek Road.

 

The meeting with Mr. Gutshall ended at 9:20 a.m.

 

Commissioners tended to administrative duties.

 

9:25 a.m., Courthouse Maintenance Jerry Kothe joined the meeting to give a departmental report. Mr. Kothe presented Commissioners with a quote from Boundary Tractor on a mower. The 24 foot mower folds up as does the 17 foot mower, but Mr. Kothe said he isn’t sure about the 12 foot mower. Mr. Kothe said he would still use the two tractors, but also include a mower so the job gets done faster. Mr. Kothe said there is a broken sprinkler so he ordered a new one. Mr. Kothe said he mowed down at the fairgrounds before the rain started and has filled in for the custodian by cleaning restrooms at the Courthouse. Commissioners and Mr. Kothe briefly reviewed Title VI information. Mr. Kothe said he spoke to Tyler Unruh about the courtroom bleachers and the bleachers are done, but they don’t sit level so he will work on that. Mr. Kothe said a riding lawnmower is having engine trouble. Digging has commenced at the RV dump to repair a waterline.

 

Chairman Dinning said after reviewing the maintenance “to do” list, what is left is to construct a small short fence for the border between the Courthouse lawn and the parking areas to the south. Commissioners decided to just paint the top of the concrete barrier a bright color so it stands out.

 

The meeting with Mr. Kothe ended at 9:30 a.m.

 

The meeting with Mr. Naumann was postponed until 11:45 a.m.

 

10:00 a.m., Leonard Wilson and Matt Corwin with Computer Arts Inc joined the meeting to discuss the county’s IT needs. Also present were: Assessor Dave Ryals, GIS Mapper Gary Falcon and Probation Office staff member Tad Brown.

 

Mr. Wilson said it’s budget time so it’s time to talk about the county’s computer technical support needs. It would be good to reassess those needs since the county came up short on maintenance hours this year. Mr. Wilson suggested trying to canvass the county a bit better as Computer Arts hasn’t provided any support for the Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Wilson said Computer Arts provides service to approximately 70 law enforcement agencies in the state so it’s not new to them. Computer Arts can also provide adequate coverage to all departments, but the problem is the cost would come from different budgets. Mr. Wilson said from his perspective he sells hours and how those hours are allocated is up to the various departments.

 

Assessor Ryals questioned if it’s safe to assume that the servers themselves are eating up more time than they used to. Mr. Wilson said one of the reasons more hours are being used is that this particular year was the installation of new servers so that did consume more time, but basically IT is not getting smaller and the needs just tend to grow. Clerk Poston said if anything the amount of hours needed had reduced, but she had looked at it as the IT hours were more for the Courthouse. If the Solid Waste Department, Restorium and Road and Bridge Department had IT issues, that wasn’t considered in the hours purchased. The hours were just sort of an umbrella for the Courthouse and Extension Office, according to Clerk Poston. Assessor Ryals asked if the county was being too cavalier with the amount of hours or is something else eating them up. Assessor Ryals said waiting three weeks doesn’t work well for him and he mentioned having to wait to address virus issues.

 

Mr. Corwin said when he comes to work on issues at the Courthouse his “to do” list is full so he has to prioritize and he referenced older equipment and issues associated with that. Mr. Corwin mentioned the old server and backup equipment and in that process he encountered more issues that he can’t fix due to time and costs. Mr. Corwin said he feels like he’s playing catch up rather than getting ahead of the game.

 

Chairman Dinning discussed the monthly fee. Historically the yearly amount budgeted for IT hours has been under $9,300. It was said the county is at 70% of the year, but 90% of the hours have been used.

 

Chairman Dinning suggested Mr. Falcon, Assessor Ryals and Clerk Poston sit down and figure out what the IT needs are. Chairman Dinning asked Mr. Wilson and Mr. Corwin to plan long range. Clerk Poston briefly mentioned the video camera that had been sitting unused in the Commissioners’ Office that is now to be used for court purposes and issues associated with that. Clerk Poston said she doesn’t know much about that video conferencing camera, but there have been little issues that keep coming up. Clerk Poston said if there are IT needs for the Probation Department, she will need to know for the upcoming budget. Mr. Wilson said Computer Arts can somewhat see what is on the horizon for IT needs, but he is not at the Courthouse everyday. Those present discussed bringing enough of the departments to the table to look at this matter as a whole. Mr. Wilson discussed ways to save money.

 

Mr. Corwin spoke of encountering the different needs of various offices and he mentioned he can provide some influence for decisions, but he doesn’t have the authority.

 

Chairman Dinning asked if there is opportunity to save money overall. Mr. Wilson spoke of a project that was started to connect Mr. Falcon’s mapping information to the Sheriff’s Office, but he’s hit a road block so the system is half connected. Mr. Wilson spoke of what is still needed to be purchased to connect the system to the Sheriff’s Office. Commissioner Kirby clarified with Mr. Falcon what information the Sheriff’s Office could use.

 

Mr. Brown said the only advantage for IT services for the Probation Office is to have connection to the Idaho Statewide Trial Court Automated Records System (ISTARS). Clerk Poston said more licenses for the ISTARS would need to be purchased. Chairman Dinning said at this point Mr. Falcon, Assessor Ryals and Clerk Poston should meet with Computer Arts.

 

Mr. Wilson said Computer Arts works with 33 Idaho counties and with many of the Sheriff’s Office in most of those counties. What Computer Arts can bring to the table is working with the 911 system. Mr. Wilson mentioned that State of Idaho Emergency Communications Program Coordinator Eddie Goldsmith trusts Computer Arts’ recommendations. Mr. Wilson said he also knows organizations such as BullBerry, etc., and Computer Arts isn’t as limited in exposure as some other companies. If the Sheriff’s Office brought their knowledge under the same umbrella of IT, they wouldn’t have to pay for another company’s additional trip to come up.

 

Chairman Dinning said the key players will get together to discuss IT needs. Mr. Wilson said he wouldn’t charge for that time and type of meeting as it’s beneficial and in everyone’s best interest.

 

The meeting with Computer Arts ended at 10:30 a.m.

Commissioners tended to administrative duties.

 

10:40 a.m., District Forest Ranger Linda McFaddan joined the meeting.

 

Treasurer Fessler stopped by Commissioners’ Office regarding a tax matter.

 

Commissioner Kirby moved to grant an extension of time to pay taxes for parcel #MH61N01W25615AA for one year. Commissioner Pinkerton second. Motion passed unanimously.

 

Treasurer Fessler left at 10:45 a.m.

 

Commissioner Pinkerton moved to approve the minutes of June 10 & 11, 2013 and June 17 & 18, 2013. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.

 

Ms. McFaddan briefly spoke of the new district forest ranger. Ms. McFaddan said her office is quiet, but staff has been working the fires outside of the local area and other staff members are working on Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Projects (CFLRP). Ms. McFaddan said the Forest Service is on schedule for the projects she mentioned including the TwentyMile project. The appeal period for this project ends in November and the hope is to advertise in June. The Kriest project decision is in April and can be awarded later in year 2014.

 

Chairman Dinning asked if the Forest Service has all cooperative agreements in place in case of a large fire. Ms. McFaddan said yes.  

 

Ms. McFaddan said the Forest Service is still working with the Border Patrol on the Bog Creek Road matter.

 

The meeting with Ms. McFaddan ended at 11:05 a.m.

 

Commissioners tended to administrative duties.

 

11:20 a.m., Waterways Board member Mike Naumann and Deputy Clerk Nancy Ryals joined the meeting. Mr. Naumann was asked to provide a grant document update on the Waterways Building/Rock Point Building and Deep Creek restrooms and picnic table. Deputy Clerk Ryals informed Mr. Naumann that he needs to submit a claim for payment for the Waterways building addition. Mr. Naumann provided Commissioners with grant close-out documents for the Deep Creek Restroom Project. 

  

Commissioner Pinkerton moved to authorize the Chairman to sign the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation Request for Reimbursement/Close-out Report for the Deep Creek Restroom Project, Grant #WW12-1-11-1. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.

 

The meeting with Mr. Naumann ended. Deputy Clerk Ryals and Mr. Naumann left the meeting.

 

11:30 a.m., Brad Niemeyer with JUB Engineering (JUB) and Roxanne Grimm with Epic Land Solutions met with Commissioners to discuss land acquisition documents for the airport. Economic Development Specialist David Sims and Airport Board members Don Jordan, Pat Gardiner and Jay Wages were also present.

 

Mr. Niemeyer said he is working to move forward from the last meeting and he wanted to provide an update from over the last two weeks such as where the process is at for appraisals and review. County Civil Attorney Tevis Hull has reviewed documentation and provided comments and the plan was for Commissioners to review and finalize some of those documents.

 

Mr. Niemeyer mentioned the determination of value letters and said that JUB has received the appraisals and review. Comments were made on the formatting, but not directly associated with values of properties and there have been revisions based on those comments. To move forward the county has to take action on the determination of values. Airport Manager Dave Parker had also provided comments, which had to do with language.

 

Chairman Dinning said once these appraisals are accepted, the county is locked into the process with the properties and what if the property owners said “no thanks”. Mr. Niemeyer said this is only agreeing on the appraised value and it’s just signing off that Commissioners accept what is in the reports. This is what JUB needs to finalize the offer letters. Negotiations can’t be started until the fair market value assessment and that is what the appraisal is.

 

Mr. Niemeyer said Attorney Hull had questions on offer letters. These are two page documents that identify the property owners, the parcel and clauses pertaining to if imminent domain is to be utilized. The letter breaks down the offer of the appraisal based on the determination of value. Attorney Hull had wanted a drop dead date to accept the offer. This letter has gone through Washington State Attorney General’s Office and if the property owner wants appraisals done, they can do so. Sometime family members and realtors also want to weigh in. Typically drop dead dates are not inserted as typically coercive language is not preferred in the offer.

 

Mr. Gardiner said the Airport Board has a drop dead date from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which is July 2013, and the Board is up against the wall on that so there is urgency. Mr. Niemeyer said if the owner doesn’t provide acceptance and can’t negotiate an agreement before that time frame, it changes the schedule for property owner’s movement on the house and pushes the matter into the 2014 grant. The goal was to get as much done this year as possible and it really changes the schedule for the property owner, not the county. Mr. Gardiner said some offers may be delayed, but the county can proceed with the offers that are accepted. Chairman Dinning said the county would not be penalized and Mr. Gardiner agreed.

Mr. Niemeyer spoke of the grant processes and cycles and he said if there are delays for the year 2013 grant, those issues will be at the front of the line for year 2014 grants sometime in spring versus later in summer. Ms. Grimm said some language on the decision letter could be inserted so the process doesn’t go on forever.

 

Mr. Gardiner mentioned another point in that the grants for year 2013 come from the Seattle FAA Office, but will now move to the Helena, Montana office so there will be new people to work with.

 

Chairman Dinning mentioned notifying the seller so the plan could be reviewed. It was asked if the county can get out of the process if an agreement was made, but then grant funds became unavailable. Mr. Niemeyer said he has avoided those issues as they don’t come off well so he would work with Attorney Hull on that. The property owners have to be approached with a realistic offer. This is the county’s program and the FAA doesn’t take part until an agreement is accepted. The county has to get to that position on its own and at the risk with going forward with the program.

 

It was asked if the owners will be aware the letter is not a legally binding document. The offer will be made and the appraisal information will be presented to the property owners and it’s taken very seriously, according to Ms. Grimm. Ms. Grimm said the offers aren’t put out there “loosey-goosey” and to say “unless funding is not available.” If JUB receives the green light from Commissioners, document packages will be ready and may be ready by the end of today, according to Mr. Niemeyer.

 

Mr. Gardiner said the important thing is there has been communication with the FAA and funds are still in the loop.

 

The meeting with JUB ended at 11:53 a.m.

 

Commissioners tended to administrative duties.    

 

12:05 p.m., There being no further business, the meeting recessed until tomorrow at 9:00 a.m.

 

***Tuesday, June 25, 2013, Commissioners met in regular session with Chairman Dinning, Commissioner LeAlan Pinkerton, Commissioner Walt Kirby, Clerk Glenda Poston, and Deputy Clerk Michelle Rohrwasser.   

 

9:00 a.m., Tim Marks with the GEM Plan joined the meeting.

 

Mr. Marks reviewed claims history for Boundary County and said Boundary County is in the red overall, but is trending well. Mr. Marks referred to incurred, but not reported (IBNR) liabilities and said these are incurred liabilities, but are not reported. There’s an increase in net assets and the total is $5,840,738.

 

Mr. Marks discussed a transfer of debt to a surplus note. Mutual of Idaho had fronted 1.3 million dollars. Several years back Mutual of Idaho was in the red and not doing well, and the 1.3 million dollars owed to Mutual Insurance was put into surplus. These funds don’t earn interest, but are included in the total of $5,840,738, according to Mr. Marks.

 

Chairman Dinning asked why the accounts are non-interest bearing and Mr. Marks said that would be addressed. Clerk Poston said some funds would be invested, but not all. For any public entity that is self-funded IBNR has to be included according to Idaho Code. Those present reviewed the notes to the financial statements. Clerk Poston said Bill Brown, Chairman on the GEM Plan Board had made a comment about the counties’ premiums, but that hasn’t been voted on.

 

Mr. Marks reviewed Obamacare requirements for employers with 50 or more employees, and part time employees working 30 hours or more have to be provided health insurance by their employer. Boundary County pays 100% of medical benefits for its employees and their dependents. If the county begins charging 5%, that is okay, but if the amount is more than 5%, the grandfather clause is forfeited.

 

Clerk Poston spoke of ability to charge employee and dependent 5% and Mr. Marks said if insurance is deemed affordable by the employee, then it’s deemed affordable for dependents, according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Mr. Marks said Idaho will have an exchange program, but the program will be run by the federal government. Boundary County specifically is safe as far as exchange details go, but not so for other counties. Chairman Dinning said considering penalties if Boundary County just quit and paid the penalty, the county would be $1,000,000 or more ahead. Commissioners asked what happens after paying that first year’s penalty. Mr. Marks said the penalty will increase. Employees would have to go to exchange for insurance, but the benefits will be less.

 

Mr. Marks spoke of the fees related to providing insurance for the employee and any dependents. GEM Plan, being self funded helps to avoid specific fees, but there are also fees that will increase. Mr. Marks said if the grandfather clause status is given up, companies still have to offer pediatric dental and vision coverage. If the county drops vision and dental coverage, the grandfather clause will not be affected, according to Mr. Marks.

 

Clerk Poston asked if GEM Plan will come up with a cafeteria plan in the future. Mr. Marks said if that is something the county is interested in, he could send the information.

 

Mr. Marks said half a trillion dollars will be cut from Medicare.

 

The meeting with Mr. Marks ended at 10:00 a.m.

 

10:00 a.m., Commissioners received quotes for a transport vehicle for the Sheriff’s Office. Four quotes were sent out and two dealerships responded. Commissioners reviewed the quotes.

The first quote received was from Bud Clary Auto Group for a 2013 fleet/non-retail Chevrolet Express Passenger AWD 1500 135” LS CH at a cost of $30,716. The second quote was from Taylor and Sons Chevrolet for a 2014 Chevrolet Express AWD Passenger Van at a cost of $28,440.22.

 

Commissioners said Taylor and Sons Chevrolet is the apparent low quote at $28,440.22. Taylor and Sons Chevrolet agree to deliver for the price listed and all applicable fees. Commissioners said the Sheriff’s Office staff brought the quotes to Commissioners’ Office and had recommended Taylor and Son’s quote.

 

Commissioner Kirby moved to accept quote of $28,440.22 from Taylor and Son’s Chevrolet for a 2014 Chevrolet Express AWD Passenger Van. Commissioner Pinkerton second. Motion passed unanimously.  

 

The meeting to discuss and accept quotes for a transport vehicle for the Sheriff’s Office ended at 10:15 a.m.

 

Commissioners tended to administrative duties.

 

Commissioner Kirby participated in the quarterly jail inspection. Commissioner Kirby returned to the meeting.

 

10:30 a.m., Commissioners and Clerk Poston conducted a budget workshop. The workshop ended at 11:00 a.m.

 

Boundary County Civil Counsel Tevis Hull joined the meeting at 11:00 a.m.

 

Commissioner Pinkerton moved to adopt Resolution #2013-27. A resolution increasing the Waterways Fund budget due to receipt of unanticipated grant revenue for the Rock Point Storage Building Addition. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously. Resolution #2013-27 reads as follows:

 

Resolution 2013-27

 

INCREASING THE WATERWAYS FUND BUDGET DUE TO RECEIPT OF UNANTICIPATED GRANT REVENUE FOR THE ROCK POINT STORAGE BUILDING ADDITION

 

                WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners, County of Boundary, State of Idaho, did establish an operating budget for the Boundary County Waterways Fund for fiscal year 2012-2013; and

 

                WHEREAS, $21,850.00 in grant funds have been received from the State of Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation for the Rock Point Storage Building Addition Project; and

 

                WHEREAS, the Boundary County Waterways Fund is in need of additional revenue for fiscal year 2012-2013; and

 

                WHEREAS, the addition of this revenue does not affect the tax levy for Boundary County; and

 

                WHEREAS, it is appropriate to increase the Boundary County Waterways Budget Revenue Account Number 38-00-324-0000 and the Waterways Budget Expense Account Number 38-00-807-00, Capital-Construction, in the amount of $21,850.00.

 

NOW THEREFORE, upon motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried,

 

                IT IS RESOLVED, that the increase to the Boundary County Waterways Budget Revenue Account Number 38-00-324-0000 and the Waterways Budget Expense Account Number 38-00-807-00, Capital-Construction, in the amount of $21,850.00 is hereby authorized and ordered, and

 

                IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk is instructed to deliver certified copies of this resolution to the Boundary County Treasurer and the Boundary County Auditor.

 

                DATED this 25th day of June, 2013

                                                                                COUNTY OF BOUNDARY

                                                                                BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

                                                                                s/_________________________              

                                                                                Dan R. Dinning, Chairman

                                                                                s/_________________________                     

                                                                                LeAlan L. Pinkerton, Commissioner

                                                                                s/_________________________                     

                                                                                Walt Kirby, Commissioner

ATTEST:

s/__________________________________________________                   

Glenda Poston, Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners

Recorded as instrument #257859  

 

Commissioner Pinkerton moved to adopt Resolution #2013-28. A resolution increasing the Restorium fund budget due to receipt of unanticipated grant revenue for the Restorium elevator project. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously. Resolution #2013-28 reads as follows:

 

Resolution 2013 –28

 

INCREASING THE RESTORIUM FUND BUDGET DUE TO RECEIPT OF

UNANTICIPATED GRANT REVENUE FOR THE RESTORIUM ELEVATOR PROJECT

 

                WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners, County of Boundary, State of Idaho, did establish an operating budget for the Boundary County Restorium for fiscal year 2012-2013; and

 

                WHEREAS, $12,733.00 has been received from the State of Idaho for the Restorium Elevator Community Development Block Grant Project; and

 

                WHEREAS, the Boundary County Restorium Fund is in need of additional revenue for fiscal year 2012-2013; and

 

                WHEREAS, the addition of this revenue does not affect the tax levy for Boundary County; and

 

                WHEREAS, it is appropriate to increase the Boundary County Restorium Budget Revenue Account Number 36-00-324-0010 and the Restorium Budget Expense Account Number 36-00-558-00, Reserve, in the amount of $12,733.00.

 

NOW THEREFORE, upon motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried,

 

                IT IS RESOLVED, that the increase to the Boundary County Restorium Budget Revenue Account Number 36-00-0346-0010 and the Restorium Budget Expense Account Number 36-00-558-00, Reserve, in the amount of $12,733.00 is hereby authorized and ordered, and

 

                IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk is instructed to deliver certified copies of this resolution to the Boundary County Treasurer and the Boundary County Auditor.

 

                DATED this 25th day of June, 2013

 

                                                                                COUNTY OF BOUNDARY

                                                                                BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

                                                                                s/____________________              

                                                                                Dan R. Dinning, Chairman

                                                                                s/____________________                     

                                                                                LeAlan L. Pinkerton, Commissioner

                                                                                s/____________________                     

                                                                                Walt Kirby, Commissioner

ATTEST:

 

s/_________________________________________________                   

Glenda Poston, Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners

Recorded as instrument #257860

 

Attorney Hull and Commissioners briefly discussed the proposed agreements for the Region 1 Juvenile Detention Center. Attorney Hull mentioned he was concerned about the county doubling up between the Bonner County Juvenile Detention Center and Region 1 Juvenile Detention Center. Chairman Dinning informed Attorney Hull there is no doubling up.

 

11:10 a.m. Commissioner Pinkerton moved to go into executive session under Idaho Code #67-2345(1)f, to communicate with legal counsel for the public agency to discuss the legal ramifications of and legal options for pending litigation, or controversies not yet being litigated but imminently likely to be litigated. Commissioner Kirby second. Commissioners voted as follows: Chairman Dinning “aye”, Commissioner Pinkerton “aye” and Commissioner Kirby “aye”. Motion passed unanimously. 12:20 p.m., Commissioner Kirby moved to go out of executive session. Commissioner Pinkerton second. Motion passed unanimously.

 

Commissioners recessed for lunch at 12:30 p.m.

 

1:30 p.m., Commissioners reconvened for the afternoon session with Chairman Dan Dinning, Commissioner LeAlan Pinkerton, Commissioner Walt Kirby, Clerk Glenda Poston, and Deputy Clerk Michelle Rohrwasser.

 

1:35 p.m., Commissioner Pinkerton moved to go into executive session under Idaho Code #67-2345(1)b, to consider the evaluation, dismissal or disciplining of, or to hear complaints or charges brought against, a public officer, employee, staff member or individual agent, or public school student. Commissioner Kirby second. Commissioners voted as follows: Chairman Dinning “aye”, Commissioner Pinkerton “aye”, and Commissioner Kirby “aye”. Motion passed unanimously. 1:50 p.m., Commissioner Kirby moved to go out of executive session. Commissioner Pinkerton second. Motion passed unanimously.   

 

1:50 p.m., Commissioners and Clerk Glenda Poston resumed holding a budget workshop. The workshop ended at 2:30 p.m.

 

Commissioner Pinkerton moved to rescind the motion to grant an extension of time to pay taxes for parcel #MH61N01W25615A as the parcel had already been given an extension until August 2013. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.

 

2:30 p.m., Commissioners considered a hardship exemption application filed by Lisa Kentra (Medeiros). Present were: Chairman Dan Dinning, Commissioner LeAlan Pinkerton, Commissioner Walt Kirby, Clerk Glenda Poston, Deputy Clerk Michelle Rohrwasser, Treasurer Jenny Fessler, Appraiser Ken Carpenter, and Applicant Lisa Kentra (Medeiros). The proceedings were recorded.

 

Chairman Dinning administered the oath to Ms. Kentra. The request is to forgive taxes for year 2010. Ms. Kentra said she has had a change in her hours at work and she has also tried to budget as much as she could. The taxes for year 2009 are paid, but not for year 2010. Ms. Kentra said she works for August Home Health, but hasn’t been able to get more hours so she is working two jobs at around minimum wage. Ms. Kentra said she is trying to make payments for what taxes are owed, but she would appreciate an exemption for year 2010.

 

Mr. Carpenter said Ms. Kentra came to the Assessor’s Office last week with questions about her home’s value. This is a house built in year 1908 and it has always been valued as having a basement when there hasn’t been one. The home is now appropriately valued as having a crawl space and that is an $8,000 difference. Ms. Kentra has been paying approximately $50 more per year since the time she purchased the home because of the basement error. Ms. Kentra said she would appreciate some credit for paying extra. Chairman Dinning asked Ms. Kentra if she could make payments for the 2011 taxes, and Ms. Kentra said yes, she would like to make payments. Ms. Kentra said she also thought to ask for some correction to the past amount she was overcharged for a basement. Commissioner Pinkerton mentioned approving the hardship exemption exceeds the amount Ms. Kentra was mistakenly overcharged so canceling the 2010 taxes actually takes care of that. Chairman Dinning asked if the county has the ability to go back to reflect the appropriate value. Mr. Carpenter said the value has been adjusted for year 2013. It was said if the Commissioners grant the hardship exemption application for year 2010, it covers the amount of $50 overpaid for eight years. Mr. Carpenter said a tax cancellation can be done for year 2012 based on the value difference of the basement. Ms. Kentra asked for clarification and Commissioners said paying the additional $50 from year 2001 to year 2009 equates to $400 and the amount of tax to be cancelled for year 2010 is $486.62. Ms. Kentra said she appreciates the help.

 

Commissioner Pinkerton moved to approve the hardship exemption application for parcel #RPB0880007010A filed by Lisa Kentra (Medeiros) to cancel year 2010 taxes totaling $486.62, late fees totaling $9.74 and interest totaling $148.02. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.

 

The meeting to consider the hardship exemption application ended at 2:46 p.m.

 

2:46 p.m., Commissioners and Clerk Glenda Poston resumed their budget workshop.

 

3:10 p.m., Jerry Higgs stopped by Commissioners’ Office briefly. Mr. Higgs left the meeting and Commissioner and Clerk Poston resumed the budget workshop.

 

3:51 p.m., Assessor Dave Ryals joined the workshop.

 

The workshop ended at 4:30 p.m.

 

Commissioner Pinkerton moved to amend Commissioners’ prior motion to go into executive session at 11:10 a.m., under Idaho Code #67-2345(1)f, in order to reflect the discussion pertained to Boundary Volunteer Ambulance. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:30 p.m.

 

 

 

                                                            _________________________________

                                                            DAN R. DINNING, Chairman

 

ATTEST:

 

 

________________________________

GLENDA POSTON, Clerk

By: Michelle Rohrwasser, Deputy Clerk