FIRST DAY OF THE REGULAR SESSIONOF THE
CAMAS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING
March 12, 2018
The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman Travis Kramer. Also present were Commissioner Bill Davis, Commissioner Marshall Ralph, Prosecuting Attorney Matt Pember, and two individuals from the public. The Clerk was unavailable as she was needed in the clerk’s office.
The Board reviewed the Agenda. Commissioner Davis made a motion to approve the agenda as posted. Seconded by Commissioner Ralph. Unanimous.
Planning & Zoning Administrator Dwight Butlin and Forsgren Engineer Steven Yearsly met with the Board to review and consider the construction contract for the Bike Path project. The bids were opened two weeks ago with Valley Paving coming in with the low bid at $349,864.96. The plan is to start after the 4th of July and they project to finish in two weeks. They do have a window between April-August in which construction can be scheduled. LHTAC has authorized the funds and a Notice to Proceed was presented. Commissioner Davis made a motion to accept and sign the Valley Paving contract. Seconded by Commissioner Ralph. Unanimous.
Mike Gill met with the Board to make a recommendation to abandon a Right of Way relating to a BLM road. It is a 2.96 mile stretch on Little Beaver Creek on BLM property that we have maintained. Abandonment would be approximately a $6000 loss of Highway Users revenue funds yearly. All adjacent landowners will be notified, and a public hearing will need to be held. Commissioner Ralph made a motion to begin the procedure of holding a public hearing and notifying adjacent land owners. Seconded by Commissioner Davis. Unanimous.
The Board met with Weed Supervisor Terry Lee to review and sign the Hinkley Lease agreement for the new Weed Spraying Truck. They also discussed a G&R spray system for $56, 228.45 with a three injection system rather than a two. This includes the slingshot for approx. $2370. We had $85,000 budgeted for the equipment. Commissioner Davis made a motion to sign the Hinkley truck lease. Seconded by Commissioner Ralph. Unanimous. Commissioner Davis made a motion to purchase the spray system as discussed, from G&R. Seconded by Commissioner Ralph. Unanimous.
The Board discussed the Opioid Class Action Law Suit. Commissioner Ralph made a motion to join and sign the Opioid Lawsuit Agreement. Seconded by Commissioner Davis. Unanimous.
Commissioner Kramer made a motion to enter into Executive session per Idaho Code 74-206(1) to consider records that are exempt for public disclosure. A roll call vote showed all in favor. The Board went into Executive session at 10:29 a.m. The Board came out of executive session at 10:37 a.m.
Commissioner Davis made a motion to deny Indigent Case #1C-2018-10002, for lack of cooperation as the individual did not appear for interview as requested. Seconded by Commissioner Ralph. Unanimous.
Commissioner Kramer made a motion to go into Executive session per Idaho Code 74-206(1)(f) to communicate with legal counsel regarding litigation. A roll call vote showed all in favor. The Board entered executive session at 10:37 a.m. The Board came out of Executive session at 10:52 a.m.
Camas County SCPHD Representative Pam Jones met with the Board and introduced the new South Central Public Health Director Melody Bowyer. They have eight counties in the SCH District to provide immunizations, environmental and health services, and emergency and disaster preparedness services.
The board discussed the ambulance fee and service resolution that they are working on. Commissioner Ralph will review the proposed fee changes with the EMT Board president, and be reviewed again later.
The Board recessed at noon for lunch.
The Board reconvened at 1:00 p.m., and met with Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization (SIEDO) Executive Director Connie Stopher. They discussed the different things that are available in the regions for business recruitments, and the fees are based on the civilian labor force. She discussed rural services and possible mergers with other organizations.
The Board discussed nominating a Commissioner to the Regional Emergency Communication Board. Commissioner Ralph will have a conversation with Sheriff Sanders to discuss the benefits of having a county representative.
The Board discussed advertising for additional planning and zoning board members.
The Board reviewed the bills as presented on the claims list. Commissioner Ralph made a motion to approve the bills as presented. Seconded by Commissioner Davis. Unanimous. Commissioner Davis made a motion to approve the reimbursement claim for Marshall Ralph. Seconded by Commissioner Kramer. Commissioner Ralph recused himself from voting. Commissioner Davis made a motion to approve the reimbursement claim to Travis Kramer. Seconded by Commissioner Ralph. Commissioner Kramer recused himself from voting.
The Board reviewed a request for relief of an ambulance bill. It was a consensus of the Board to deny the request.
The Board discussed property near the Clutter gravel pit.
The Board reviewed the personnel policy. They discussed the HR department. As of now the personal policy appoints the Clerk, and at the IAC conference it was suggested that the county designate a process by which an employee can feel comfortable reporting an issue. The Board will discuss with other departments and review again later. The resolutions that were incorporated into the policy were reviewed. Changes will be inserted and reviewed again.
Flag poles were discussed. Commissioner Kramer will get some firm costs and see about a price on having the Camas County flag remade.
The Board adjourned at 2:00 p.m.
Expenditure Fund Totals: FEBRUARY 2018
|Justice Fund||$2,071.81||Current Expense||$11,951.49|
|Indigent||$950.00||Road & Bridge||$18,146.80|
|Noxious Weeds||$10,006.43||Parks & Recreation||$26,059.62|
|911 Communication||$3,424.01||State Fund||$22,616.08|
|City of Fairfield||$121.02||School District #121||$2,379.68|
|Cemetery District||$16.81||West Magic Fire Dist.||$3.05|
|Camas Mosquito Dist.||$6.90||Camas County Library||$302.70|
Travis Kramer, Chairman Korri Blodgett, Clerk