***Monday, July 24, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., Commissioners met in regular session with Chairman Dan Dinning, Commissioner LeAlan Pinkerton, Commissioner Walt Kirby, Clerk Glenda Poston, and Deputy Clerk Michelle Rohrwasser.
County resident Marty Martinez and Blue Sky Broadcasting Reporter Mike Brown were briefly present at the meetings.
Commissioners gave the opening invocation and said the Pledge of Allegiance.
9:00 a.m., Road and Bridge Department Superintendent Clint Kimball joined the meeting to give his department report. A written report was provided. Mr. Kimball said he has applied dust abatement on various roads and there is still some calcium chloride left. Mr. Kimball said he is concentrating on Westside Road to see what can be done for the federal highways repairs and it is going well. Road and Bridge crews are cleaning up Grouse Hill Road, Turner Hill Road, Smith Lake Road, and Templeman Lake Road as a result of flood damage. Mr. Kimball explained that the Westside Road project is subject to reimbursement. Turner Hill, Templeman, Grouse Hill, and Smith Lake Roads are Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sites, which have a smaller reimbursement. A lot of paperwork is involved in these projects, according to Mr. Kimball.
9:01 a.m., Commissioners continued the bid opening for the Snow Creek Bridge project. Present were: Chairman Dan Dinning, Commissioner LeAlan Pinkerton, Commissioner Walt Kirby, Clerk Glenda Poston, Deputy Clerk Michelle Rohrwasser, Road and Bridge Department Superintendent Clint Kimball, and county resident Marty Martinez. Blue Sky Broadcasting Reporter Mike Brown joined the meeting already in progress.
Commissioners said bids had been opened the week prior. The decision to accept a bid was postponed until today to allow time for Mr. Kimball to review the bid documents. Mr. Kimball said he was unable to provide a recommendation last week due to the FEMA meeting that came up. Mr. Kimball again briefly explained his past experience with True North Steel and Big R Bridge who were the only two bidders.
The bid from Big R Bridge was $193,508.00. The bid from True North Steel is $183,260.00. Both bids included a bid bond totaling 5% of the total amount bid. Mr. Kimball said his recommendation is to accept the bid of $183,260.00 from True North Steel.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to accept the bid totaling $183,260.00 from True North Steel for the Snow Creek Bridge materials procurement. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
The portion of the meeting to address the bid ended at 9:03 a.m.
Mr. Kimball spoke of the upcoming Boundary Area Transportation Team (BATT) meeting. Mr. Kimball asked if Commissioners would consider giving him authority to sign inspection reports for projects. The documents are for an analysis of what work needs to be done and what Road and Bridge is doing. Commissioners asked if this paperwork commits the county to spending. Mr. Kimball said it is a “not to exceed limit” based on estimates from the engineers and himself. Mr. Kimball presented Commissioners with a blank inspection report for review.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to authorize Road and Bridge Department Superintendent Clint Kimball to sign detailed inspection reports. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Kimball said he is contemplating sending a letter to the State of Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation requesting an extension to the Snow Creek Bridge project due to all the Federal Highways work. Mr. Kimball said he was told it would be up the Governor to grant an extension. Chairman Dinning asked Mr. Kimball to send Commissioners the letter to sign as it is time sensitive.
Commissioner Kirby moved to amend the agenda due to a time sensitive matter and to sign a letter to request an extension of the Snow Creek Bridge project. Commissioner Pinkerton second. Motion passed unanimously.
City of Bonners Ferry Road Superintendent John Youngwirth joined the meeting at 9:09 a.m.
Mr. Youngwirth said the Idaho Transportation Department’s striper truck for District 1 has been relocated to District 5 and the District 2 truck is to stripe all of Districts 1 and 2. Mr. Youngwirth said the highway needs to be striped and he would like to obtain a letter of support from the Boundary Area Transportation Team, Bonners Ferry City Council, and Commissioners. Chairman Dinning asked for a copy of the letter and Commissioners will put it on agenda for next Monday.
Mr. Youngwirth left the meeting at 9:14 a.m.
The meeting with Mr. Kimball ended at 9:15 a.m.
9:15 a.m., Commissioner Pinkerton moved to go into executive session pursuant to Idaho Code 74-206(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. The executive session ended at 9:53 a.m. No action was taken.
Commissioners recessed for a short break.
10:00 a.m., Treasurer Sue Larson and Deputy Clerk Nancy Ryals joined the meeting.
Treasurer Larson presented her quarterly report of county accounts. Treasurer Larson said this report is generated after the June tax collection. There are new forms from Wells Fargo to complete and Attorney Hull has approved of the forms.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to authorize Mountain West Bank, Potlach Credit Union, Wells Fargo Bank, and Columbia Bank as repositories for Boundary County. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to authorize Chairman Dinning to sign the Government Customer Certification and Authorization Certificate for the Depository Accounts and Treasury Management Services for Wells Fargo Bank. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
Treasurer Larson left the meeting at 10:10 a.m.
Commissioner Kirby moved to deny indigent case 2017-16 as per the Clerk’s recommendation. Commissioner Pinkerton second. Motion passed unanimously.
Deputy Clerk Ryals left at 10:11 a.m.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to sign Certificates of Residency for Jessica Allinger, Juan Ortiz Perez, Alexis Kunz, Zinfandel Ponce, Joseph Perry, and Kayla Welton. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to approve and sign the Idaho Emergency Communications Commission FY2018 Dedicated Enhanced Emergency Communications Grant Fee Fund Application. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner tended to administrative duties.
Commissioners and Clerk Poston discussed matters pertaining to offices in the armory.
10:27 a.m., Commissioner Kirby moved go to into executive session pursuant to Idaho Code 74-206(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. 11:57 a.m., the executive session ended. No action was taken.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 11:57 a.m.
DAN R. DINNING, Chairman
GLENDA POSTON, Clerk
By: Michelle Rohrwasser, Deputy Clerk