***Monday, September 2, 2013, Commissioners did not meet due to the Labor Day Holiday. 

 

***Tuesday, September 03, 2013, Commissioners met in regular session with Chairman Dan Dinning, Commissioner LeAlan Pinkerton, Commissioner Walt Kirby, Clerk Glenda Poston and Deputy Clerk Michelle Rohrwasser.  

 

9:00 a.m., Commissioners held a tax deed hearing. Present were: Chairman Dan Dinning, Commissioner LeAlan Pinkerton, Commissioner Walt Kirby, Clerk Glenda Poston, Deputy Clerk Michelle Rohrwasser, Terry Capurso, Willard Protsman, Danielle Ahrens, and Treasurer Jenny Fessler. The hearing was recorded.

 

The property to be tax deeded is parcel #RP60N01W244050A owned by Don and Nicki Horner, and Commissioners and Treasurer Fessler confirmed the proper process for tax deeding had been followed. It was said the delinquency goes back to year 2009 and the county has tried to work with the property owners. The actual tax deeding occurs today and the property owner has one year to redeem the property. The total amount of tax due for year 2009 is $1,437.95, according to Treasurer Fessler. Treasurer Fessler said there is also a mobile home on this property, but that is a separate process.

 

Commissioner Kirby moved to tax deed parcel #RP60N01W244050A owned by Don and Nicki Horner. Commissioner Pinkerton second. Motion passed unanimously.  

 

The tax deed hearing ended at 9:05 a.m.

 

Terry Capurso, Willard Protsman, Danielle Ahrens, and Treasurer Jenny Fessler left the meeting.

 

9:05 a.m., Commissioner Kirby 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 Pinkerton second. Commissioners voted as follows: Chairman Dinning “aye”, Commissioner Pinkerton “aye”, and Commissioner Kirby “aye”. Motion passed unanimously. 9:25 a.m., Commissioner Kirby moved to go out of executive session. Commissioner Pinkerton second. Motion passed unanimously. No action was taken. 

 

9:30 a.m., Boundary Economic Development Specialist David Sims joined the meeting to discuss the Economic Development Program Memorandum of Understanding.

 

Mr. Sims said the program’s memorandum of understanding (MOU) has changed from the past year. Greg Siebert with the Idaho Department of Commerce will be in town later in the month so the MOU could be signed after talking with him to see exactly what the requirements are for this program, according to Mr. Sims. Mr. Sims mentioned the fund raising requirements included in this MOU. The program funding is $35,000 so it’s about the same as the prior year’s funding, and the City of Bonners Ferry, City of Moyie Springs, Kootenai Tribe and County each contribute. Clerk Poston mentioned the City of Bonners Ferry also provides office space for this position and it’s considered as in-kind match. Chairman Dinning asked how long this program has been going and Mr. Sims said this program started approximately year 2001 or 2002.

 

The meeting with Mr. Sims ended at 9:35 a.m.

 

Commissioners tended to administrative duties.

 

10:00 a.m., Commissioners held a public hearing for the fiscal year 2013-2014 budget. Present were: Chairman Dan Dinning, Commissioner LeAlan Pinkerton, Commissioner Walt Kirby, Clerk Glenda Poston, Treasurer Jenny Fessler, Assessor Dave Ryals, Deputy Clerk Michelle Rohrwasser, Blue Sky Broadcasting Reporter Mike Brown, Bonners Ferry Herald Reporter Laura Roady, Restorium Advisory Board members Jeannie Robinson and Wilma DeVore, and Chairman Larry Dirks, Friends of the Restorium member Judy Dirks, Chief Deputy Clerk Tracie Isaac, Treasurer Jenny Fessler, Richard Braun, Lucille Horton, Father Gregory Horton with the Ministerial Association, Donna Standley, Danielle Ahrens, Willard Protsman, Ken Baker, Wes Portrey, and Terry Capurso. Ann Cowart and Carl Cowart also joined the meeting. The public hearing was recorded.

 

Chairman Dinning said this year’s budget information includes highlights as follows: there is a 3% increase from the previous budget or $133,922 and new construction totals $8,799,029 or $47,697 (levy). This is an increase of $181,619 over the previous year’s budget. The proposed budget including grants totals $12,303,730. The amount to be levied is $4,596,914 and this is information that was published in the Bonners Ferry Herald on August 8, 2013. The budget includes a 2% cost of living increase and a 30¢ shift differential. The Sheriff’s Office law enforcement personnel have also received an additional 2% cost of living increase. The county’s solid waste fees did not increase, according to Chairman Dinning.  

 

Chairman Dinning said Commissioners would now take public comments on the proposed budget and he further reviewed the hearing procedures to follow.

 

Wilma DeVore asked why the food service manager position at the Restorium has been removed. Chairman Dinning said this position hadn’t been filled for months and that funding had been moved to the Restorium’s reserve budget. The Restorium’s administrator had been asked weeks ago to have that information to Commissioners before today’s budget hearing and Commissioners had not received any information so those funds were moved to the Restorium’s reserve budget. Ms. DeVore said it was brought to her attention the sales tax revenue was also removed. Chairman Dinning said that was correct as the county was up against levy limits and had to make the budget work. The sales tax revenue was transferred into the Justice Fund.

 

Judy Dirks, representing the Friends of the Restorium, said she had comparison questions. Ms. Dirks said she is concerned for the elderly and would like to advocate for them. Ms. Dirks questioned why such a large rate increase for the Restorium residents when she sees the budget for Commissioners was raised a total of $62,676 and the category called “other” has increased $50,000. Why such a large increase for this department when the elderly don’t have the means to come up with the kind of increase for room rates. Chairman Dinning said in the budget was a $25,000 increase put into Commissioners’ budget for potential land purchases and if such circumstances do arise and the county has to buy property, the funds have to be budgeted. Chairman Dinning said things have arisen in the past and Commissioners did not have the budget available. Chairman Dinning said the line item for professional services has increased and that pays the county’s civil attorney. There were funds added to this budget in case Boundary County needs outside attorneys for potential litigation, and he provided an example of the national forest timber sale lawsuit. The mosquito abatement study costs are also included in the professional services budget, according to Chairman Dinning. Ms. Dirks said there is a separate Justice Fund so wouldn’t the cost for civil matters come out of that fund? Clerk Poston said no, the cost for the county’s public defenders would come out of the Justice Fund, but not the civil attorney. It was said the county’s medical insurance for Commissioners increased by $7,000. Clerk Poston said the county did receive 5% increase from the county’s insurance carrier overall and that increase is not specific to one department. There is a 2% cost of living increase reflected in Commissioners’ budget and overall that is $3,300 for the three Commissioners.   

 

Larry Dirks said he is the spokesperson for the Restorium Advisory Board. The Restorium levy of $312,146 has increased to $392,288 for fiscal year 2013-2014. There is $25,250 in cash carry forward shown, but The Restorium Board had estimated $67,000 so that is a difference of $41,750. There was $50,000 put into the Restorium reserve fund when the Restorium Advisory Board had requested $15,000 so that is a difference of $35,000. That is $76,750 less levy dollars needed. Mr. Dirks said the Restorium Advisory Board does not know how the increase in room rents at the Restorium will affect the cash carry forward. The cash carry forward is an estimate, according to Chairman Dinning. Mr. Dirks mentioned $67,000 and said he believes that to be very conservative. Chairman Dinning asked Mr. Dirks if that was estimated in the budget or presented that way. Mr. Dirks said no. Commissioners have to make the best guess and be conservative also, according to Chairman Dinning. Chairman Dinning said he hopes Mr. Dirks is correct about the amount for cash carry forward as it would be wonderful news for the Restorium. Clerk Poston said the Restorium budget for cash carry forward was zero when it was presented to her.

 

Mr. Dirks said the Advisory Board had requested $15,000 for the reserve fund, but had received $50,000. Chairman Dinning said the amount of $50,000 was the money to fund the food services position, and Commissioners did not get any indication as to whether or not that position needed to be filled. Mr. Dirks said he recalled a document had been submitted for someone to fill this position. Chairman Dinning said Commissioners had a concern about that and had questions about if the work load could maybe be shifted somewhere else so Commissioners asked the Restorium Administrator to come back with some recommendations whether this position was needed or could be adjusted, but the information requested didn’t come back. Chairman Dinning said the money is there, but there needs to be conservations going forward about the duties this position entails. Mr. Dirks said to him a reserve account means something not foreseen such as broken pipes, etc. Mr. Dirks asked if those funds should’ve been available in a budget for wages, etc. Chairman Dinning said those funds would have been available for that line item had the Restorium administrator requested it.

 

Father Gregory Horton said he is the treasurer for the Ministerial Association and his concern is the price increase for the Restorium room rates. Father Horton said he sees first hand the need for low income housing, etc., and if the housing for the senior population is jeopardized, that will make a much more acute problem. Father Horton asked Commissioners to please take another look at the Restorium rate situation as there is no outside money from churches or other outside contributors to make up these shortfalls. 

Father Horton said some residents can’t afford to stay at the Restorium and may be included in the homeless population. Commissioner Kirby said it’s complicated to combine those two groups of people, and this isn’t the meeting for that. That kind of program sits by itself and the cost of running the Restorium doesn’t fit in that situation. Commissioner Kirby said in this particular instance it was said the existing residents cannot afford the new increase, but it’s not the existing residents that are being asked for that rate; it’s the new incoming residents. The increase for the existing residents will be 5%. Father Horton asked if that means there is no senior housing problem. Chairman Dinning reminded everyone present that this public hearing needs to remain specific to the budget.

 

Jeannie Robinson said she wondered about property the county would possibly purchase and is there specific property Commissioners had in mind at this time. Chairman Dinning said not at this time, but the county can say it’s been approached about the Kittell house, in which there is no interest. Ms. Robinson mentioned the matter of the airport property. Chairman Dinning said that property matter goes through the airport grant process. Ms. Robinson asked what the benefit to the county is to purchase properties near the airport. Chairman Dinning said the benefit is to meet Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations for safety as it’s gotten more extensive over the years so the alternative is non-compliance.

 

Terry Capurso asked if Commissioners could tell him if in previous years there are any foregone amounts for property taxes. Clerk Poston said there is and she recalled it may be a small amount for Paradise Valley Fire District, but it is not for Boundary County. There are no trailing foregone amounts for the county. Commissioners asked if there were any other comments because Commissioners will close the hearing to further comments if not.

 

Commissioners closed the hearing to further public comments and Commissioners held discussion amongst themselves. Commissioner Kirby said he is reasonably sure and it appears to him that Chairman Dinning has answered the questions and evidently to everyone’s satisfaction. Commissioner Pinkerton said there is obvious concern about the 2% cost of living increase and night differential. Commissioner Pinkerton said it’s important to recognize the county is trying to build for the future and in keeping the cost of employment at the level it was at, was not going to do that. This shift differential affects night shifts, Sundays and holidays. Commissioner Pinkerton said in Sheriff’s Offices and in the fire fighting field, it is commonplace to have additional pay for those hours so the 2% cost of living increase overall is to make sure the professionals serving the community can remain doing so, and it’s much more dangerous to work shifts other than the 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The county is trying to provide a little extra benefit for those employees who are away from family over holidays and weekends, etc. Most fire departments and law enforcement offices do this and so many places all over the country do this. By not implementing this increase, it could draw down on our protection and the world is not getting safer, according to Commissioner Pinkerton.

 

Chairman Dinning said this shift differential also went to the employees at the Restorium. Commissioner Pinkerton said this will help the supervisor with scheduling for these hours rather than force an employee to work those hours, perhaps the employee would be more eager to work those hours for an additional 30 cents. Commissioner Kirby said it occurs to him, based on the highlights, that after a lot of work done by the Clerk and by the managers of the various county departments, they all submitted budget requests and as usual were quite conservative. There were some increases and adjustments up and down, but everyone was funded and no one really got cut, according to Commissioner Kirby. Commissioner Kirby mentioned the $50,000 for salaries that was put in reserves and he said if it was in the middle of the year and that salaried position had to be funded, the budget could be adjusted. No one’s budget was seriously cut and no one’s taxes were seriously raised, according to Commissioner Kirby.

 

Commissioner Kirby said if this budget passes, the county will be able to get through fiscal year 2013-2014 without large budget issues. Commissioners have now learned that the county cannot borrow between funds when it had been allowed in the past. The county can no longer borrow from the Road and Bridge fund and that makes a big difference. Commissioner Kirby said he appreciated the people who have come to the hearing today and have commented.

 

Commissioner Kirby moved to adopt fiscal year 2013-2014 county budget as presented. Commissioner Pinkerton second. Motion passed unanimously.

 

Commissioner Kirby thanked the public that was present as well as county department managers.

 

The public hearing for the fiscal year 2013-2014 county budget ended at 10:40 a.m.

 

Commissioner Pinkerton moved to adopt Resolution #2013-33. A resolution adopting the fiscal year 2013-2014 county budget. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously. Resolution #2013-33 reads as follows:

 

RESOLUTION 2013-33

 

A RESOLUTION TO ADOPT THE FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014 COUNTY BUDGET

 

WHEREAS, on the 3rd day of September, 2013, at the Boundary County Courthouse in Bonners Ferry, Idaho the Board of County Commissioners held the fiscal year 2013-2014 budget hearing for Boundary County, and

 

WHEREAS, the budget hearing was held in accordance with Idaho Code 31-1604 and Idaho Code 31-1605, and

 

WHEREAS, the proposed budget was duly printed in the Bonners Ferry Herald on August 8, 2013, and

 

WHEREAS, there was citizen input on the budget as proposed, and

 

WHEREAS, having considered the budget needs and available revenue,

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Boundary County Commissioners hereby unanimously adopt the fiscal year 2013-2014 budget as attached for Boundary County.

 

   DATED AND DONE this 3rd day of September, 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 #258631

 

Commissioners tended to administrative duties.

 

10:50 a.m., Commissioner Kirby moved to recess as the Boundary County Board of Commissioners and convene as the Governing Board of the Boundary County Ambulance Service District. Commissioner Pinkerton second. Motion passed unanimously. 

 

10:50 a.m., Commissioners held a public hearing to consider the fiscal year 2013-2014 Boundary County Ambulance Service District. Present were: Chairman Dan Dinning, Commissioner LeAlan Pinkerton, Commissioner Walt Kirby, Clerk Glenda Poston, Deputy Clerk Michelle Rohrwasser, Assessor Dave Ryals, Treasurer Jenny Fessler, Donna Standley, Terry Capurso, Blue Sky Broadcasting Reporter Mike Brown, Bonners Ferry Herald Reporter Laura Roady, Jeannie Robinson, Judy Dirks, Larry Dirks, Ann Cowart, Carl Cowart, Chief Deputy Clerk Tracie Isaac, Boundary Volunteer Ambulance President Ken Baker, Willard Protsman, Rick Braun, Dave Wattenbarger, Danielle Ahrens, and Wes Portrey. The public hearing was recorded.

 

Chairman Dinning said the proposed budget for the Boundary County Ambulance Service District has been published in the newspaper as per the requirements.

 

The budget shows the amount of levy dollars is $330,334 based on a levy rate of .0004 and based upon the same amount of taxable value as the county value as it’s a countywide levy, according to Chairman Dinning. Chairman Dinning said this is the first year for the Ambulance Service District levy and the budget will be the total expenditure. At this time, Commissioners don’t know the exact amount of loan repayment due to the interest rate, and the balance of the budget is to provide ambulance service to the county as Idaho Code dictates.

 

Chairman Dinning opened the hearing to public comments. Ann Cowart suggested Commissioners tax alcoholic beverages to fund this service as there is a lot of drinking in the county. Ms. Cowart said she has seen approximately 17 cars at the Naples Tavern between the hour of 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. This service is for the whole community so this should be a sales tax, not just a tax placed on property owners, according to Ms. Cowart. Chairman Dinning said that all of those suggestions of tobacco tax, liquor tax, and sales tax are specifically withheld to Idaho State legislature and counties don’t have the ability to impose that tax as Commissioners have already thought about Ms. Cowart’s suggestions. Chairman Dinning said Commissioners would appreciate any suggestions. Ms Cowart mentioned the amount of beer cans she comes across and said if people can afford to drink they can afford to pay for this service. Clerk Poston said there is approximately $85,000 in liquor funds, but it goes to college tuition, and that is specifically mandated by Idaho Code.

 

Clerk Poston explained that this budget was advertised at a higher amount in the newspaper because the county didn’t know the assessed value at the time so the budget is lower and it’s an actual reflection of property values.

 

No further public testimony was offered so Commissioners closed the hearing to public testimony.

 

Commissioner Pinkerton thanked the public for their comments and said it’s the best way to reach a solution. Commissioner Pinkerton said the taxpayer does bear the burden, and the tax of alcohol and tobacco is already going toward something. Commissioner Pinkerton said he’s glad the budget has decreased from what was published

 

Commissioner Pinkerton moved to approve the Boundary County Ambulance Service District budget of $330,334 for fiscal year 2013-2014. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.

 

Chairman Dinning said at some future date he would hope the Ambulance Service District doesn’t have to levy and it would function on its own. Commissioner Kirby said no one knows where we are in this matter and it needs to be clear the county levied the total amount, which is a moving target. Commissioner Kirby said let it be known that the county’s future thoughts for the next couple of years, is to not levy any amount, but it’s complicated. With a 3% increase available from time to time and with the Tax Commission rules, to make this money available to the District the county had to seek the maximum levy this year so the hope is to not levy anything for the next two years. Commissioner Kirby said the hope is that all funding won’t have to be spent and in the next few years, this matter will level itself out. The full amount has to be levied the first year, according to Commissioner Kirby. Commissioner Pinkerton said this is a result of a decision made last year to levy the full amount and the county is bound to do it. Commissioner Kirby said the $80,000 is the last loan the county will try to do, and he added that it bothers him that the current ambulance service doesn’t know anything about the $80,000 that needs to be paid back and that they want it for themselves.

 

Commissioner Pinkerton moved to approve the fiscal year 2013-2014 budget of $330,334 for the Boundary County Ambulance Service District. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.

 

The public hearing ended at 11:04 a.m.

 

Commissioner Pinkerton moved to adopt Resolution #2013-1A. A resolution to adopt the fiscal year 2013-2014 Boundary County Ambulance Service District budget. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously. Resolution #2013-1A reads as follows:

RESOLUTION 2013-1A

 

A RESOLUTION TO ADOPT THE FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014

BOUNDARY COUNTY AMBULANCE SERVICE DISTRICT BUDGET

 

                WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners, County of Boundary, State of Idaho, did adopt Resolution 2012-16 on March 26, 2012 creating a county-wide ambulance service district, pursuant to Idaho Code §31-3908, to be known as the Boundary County Ambulance Service District to be recognized as a legal taxing district and giving the Board the authority to levy a special tax for the operation of the District, pursuant to Idaho Code §31-3908(4), and

 

WHEREAS, on the 3rd day of September, 2013, at the Boundary County Courthouse in Bonners Ferry, Idaho the Board of County Commissioners held the fiscal year 2013-2014 budget hearing for the Boundary County Ambulance Service District, and

 

WHEREAS, the budget hearing was held in accordance with Idaho Code 31-1604 and Idaho Code 31-1605, and

 

WHEREAS, the proposed budget was duly printed in the Bonners Ferry Herald on August 15, 2013, and

 

WHEREAS, there was citizen input on the budget as proposed, and

 

WHEREAS, having considered the budget needs and available revenue,

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Boundary County Commissioners hereby unanimously adopt the fiscal year 2013-2014 budget as attached for the Boundary County Ambulance Service District.

 

   DATED AND DONE this 3rd day of September, 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 #258630

 

11:05 a.m., Commissioner Kirby moved to adjourn as the Governing Board of the Boundary County Ambulance Service District and reconvene as the Boundary County Board of Commissioners. Commissioner Pinkerton second. Motion passed unanimously.   

 

11:10 a.m., Commissioners spoke to County Attorney Tevis Hull via telephone to receive an update on the conference call with representatives of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), JUB Engineering, and Attorney Hull.

 

Attorney Hull said the conference call included Brad Niemeyer with JUB Engineering and his supervisor, Mary Vargas from the FAA and her counterpart from the Helena, Montana Airport District Office, Boundary County Airport Manager Dave Parker, and one other individual. Attorney Hull said it was a good conversation. Ms. Vargas sent Mr. Niemeyer an email that the FAA couldn’t take any short cuts on this property and has to go through with the process according to plan. During today’s discussion Ms. Vargas was told the county doesn’t have the money to carry the property purchases and the understanding of the FAA’s drive is that all encumbrances are taken care of; not that the money transfers. The county does have $36,000 for the grant match, but not for all of the property. It was said a note can be taken out and a deed of trust on the property. Then 60 days or whatever is needed in negotiation will be given to allow funding to be received by the FAA for escrow, but the county would not be good to cut a check beforehand, according to Attorney Hull. Attorney Hull said Gary Gage didn’t see a problem with this and Ms. Vargas was also on board.

 

Chairman Dinning asked about the process going forward. Attorney Hull said Mr. Niemeyer was going to provide a summary of the discussion and notify him as well as others. Two things that need to be done is for Mr. Niemeyer to get easement issues taken care of and get the property with a deed of trust on it cleared from that issue. The next issue is for Roxanne Grimm with Epic Land Solutions to go forward and if she is the negotiator with the sellers, she needs to get a purchase and sale agreement for those terms outlined. It was said the county was successful with what was understood the entire time. Attorney Hull said he isn’t sure if Ms. Vargas changed her stance or if she now has a better understanding of the situation. Ms. Vargas will send out the grant offer, the county signs it and sends it back to her. Ms. Vargas will then put all documents together and send it to Mr. Gage, who is responsible for issuing the funds. Attorney Hull said that can be done fairly quickly, but Mr. Gage controls that and he can get partial disbursement too. If it’s getting close to closing on one property before another property, Mr. Gage can draw down those funds.

 

The call with Attorney Hull ended at 11:15 a.m.

 

A county resident stopped by to inquire who to talk to about the Copeland boat launch as a portion of the dock has shifted due to high water making it difficult for people with limited mobility. Commissioners said they would notify the Waterways Board.

 

11:30 a.m., Bob Small from the Area Agency on Aging joined the meeting to provide a bi-annual report for Boundary County. Mr. Small said the new Area Plan through the Idaho Commission on Aging is good from 2014 through 2017, and the planning process ends September 30, 2013. This Plan is important as the Idaho Commission on Aging is really dictating how to serve seniors. Mr. Small said the Ombudsman Program has been cut, but he was told it could be re-instated by the time he gets back to the office. It’s extremely important to know that seniors need to get involved. Mr. Small presented Commissioners with documentation on the upcoming public hearings and a recap on the Idaho Commission on Aging’s goals. Boundary County residents and constituents need to know this information as the Governor does care.

 

Mr. Small said he handles the retired and senior volunteer program. The best thing in the last year and one half is the senior involvement. A banquet for the volunteers will soon be held and 232 volunteers will attend. Boundary County has 19 volunteers this year whereas there were only two volunteers last year. On behalf of all residences, Mr. Small said he would like to encourage constituents to get involved. This isn’t the Area Agency on Aging saying this is where we want to go, but the Commission on Aging and the Agency wants to hear where the county wants to go. Chairman Dinning asked how people can learn about the meetings and Mr. Small said through the newspaper, North Idaho College and the animal rescue organization.

 

Commissioner Kirby asked if the Senior Companion Program was still in operation. Mr. Small said yes, and this program is expanding to a Volunteer Friendship Corps for all five northern counties, and the organization had to figure out how to use volunteers since the Ombudsman Program was going away. The Volunteer Friendship Corps will be able to do the same work as the Senior Companion Program and now there are 17 new volunteers so in the next 60 days they will be much more active in Boundary County, according to Mr. Small. Mr. Small said there is no stipend for gas for the volunteers, which is a shame and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has lowered mileage exemptions was well. Mr. Small said overall there are 690 volunteers.

 

The meeting with Mr. Small ended at 11:45 a.m.

 

Commissioner Pinkerton moved to amend the prior motion to cancel taxes for parcel #MH61N03E04091CA to show as follows: cancel year 2012 taxes totaling $5.32, fees totaling $65.74, penalties and costs totaling $11.42 for an overall total of $82.48. The sheriff’s fees totaling $51.79 will be returned to the Sheriff. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.  

 

Commissioner Pinkerton moved to sign the Contract for Public Defenders for October 1, 2013 through October 1, 2015. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.    

 

Commissioner Pinkerton moved to authorize the Chairman to sign the Sales Agreement with DLB Associates for maintenance on the AS400. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.

 

There being no further business, the meeting recessed until the special session scheduled for Thursday, September 05, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.

 

***Thursday, September 5, 2013, 3:00 p.m., Commissioners met in special session with Chairman Dan Dinning, Commissioner LeAlan Pinkerton, Commissioner Walt Kirby, Deputy Clerk Michelle Rohrwasser, and County Civil Attorney Tevis Hull. The purpose of the special meeting is to go into executive session under Idaho Code #67-2345(1)a and f. 

 

3:00 p.m., Commissioner Kirby moved to go into executive session under Idaho Code #67-2345(1)a, to consider hiring an individual agent; and f, to communicate with legal counsel for the public agency to discuss the legal ramifications or and legal options for pending litigation, or controversies not yet being litigated but imminently likely to be litigated. Commissioner Pinkerton second. Commissioners voted as follows: Chairman Dinning “aye”, Commissioner Pinkerton “aye”, and Commissioner Kirby “aye”. Motion passed unanimously. 3:55 p.m., Commissioner Kirby moved to go out of executive session. Commissioner Pinkerton second. Motion passed unanimously. No action was taken.

 

4:00 p.m., Commissioner Kirby 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 Pinkerton second. Commissioners voted as follows: Chairman Dinning “aye”, Commissioner Pinkerton “aye”, Commissioner Kirby “aye”. Motion passed unanimously. 4:20 p.m., Commissioner Kirby moved to go out of executive session. Commissioner Pinkerton second. Motion passed unanimously. Motion passed unanimously.

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:20 p.m.  

 

 

 

                                                 ____________________________              

                                                DAN R. DINNING, Chairman

 

ATTEST:

 

__________________________________

GLENDA POSTON, Clerk

By: Michelle Rohrwasser, Deputy Clerk