March 26, 2018


The meeting was called to order at 9:05 a.m. by Chairman Travis Kramer.  Also present were Commissioner Marshall Ralph, Commissioner Bill Davis, Clerk Korri Blodgett, Prosecuting Attorney Matt Pember, and an individual from the public.


The Board reviewed the Agenda.  Commissioner Davis made a motion to approve the Agenda as posted.  Seconded by Commissioner Ralph.  Unanimous.


The Board reviewed the meeting minutes of February 26, 2018.  Commissioner Davis made a motion to approve the minutes as amended.  Seconded by Commissioner Ralph.  Unanimous.


The Board reviewed a Forest Service grant modification agreement from the Weed Supervisor.  It provides for a $5,000 increase.  Commissioner Davis made a motion to accept and authorize the Chairman to sign the Agreement.  Seconded by Commissioner Ralph.  Unanimous.


Commissioner Kramer discussed a proposal from the Gooding County Public Defender’s office.  The Board felt that there really is not a need to combine services at this time, therefore Commissioner Kramer will contact them and let them know.


Ken Backstrom met with the Board to discuss a proposal for a flagpole for the courthouse.  The proposal is for $600 and will not include installation.  We will need an 18-inch base to install and will ask Dwight to discuss with the city.


Assessor Lynn McGuire met with the Board to discuss a request from Dig Line to waive fees to receive parcel data from the assessor’s office.  Dig line shares data with the county and provides service to dig lines for the county and homeowners as needed.  Lynn has agreed to provide data, as it is beneficial to all.


Treasurer Gayle Bachtell met with the Board to review the monthly financial reports.


The Board reviewed a ballot for candidates to serve on the Board of Health for South Central Public Health District.  The Board cast their vote in support of Lincoln County Commissioner Roy Hubert.


Road Supervisor Mike Gill met with the Board to discuss the Public Hearing for Camas County Road Abandonment.  The public hearing will be held on May 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., to receive a recommendation from the Road and Bridge Department in accordance with Section 40-202 and 40-203, Idaho Code.  The purpose of this hearing is for the public as well as the Board of Commissioners to hear the recommendation that it is in the public interest that a road in Camas County be abandoned or vacated.  A general summary of this abandonment is as follows:  Road and Bridge recommends the Board of Commissioners abandon the road (60 foot right-of-way) described as Boise Meridian T. 1N, R. 16 E. Sec. 5, NWNE through T. 2N, R. 16, Sec. 32, Lots 1, 2; Sec. 33, NESW, N2SE, Lots 3, 4; Sec. 34, NWNWSW, SWNW, commonly known as Beaver Creek Rd.


The Board met with John Neely to discuss a Video Conferencing System proposal that the County is required to put in place to be in compliance with the Public Defense Commissions requirements.  Mr. Neely has reviewed the initial proposal and is interested in the project.  He will submit a proposal with some changes that would be more beneficial to the county.


The Board discussed changes that had been incorporated into the personnel policy by resolution that will be needed to be inserted into the new policy.  Changes will be made and reviewed again in the April meetings.


It was a consensus of the Board for Commissioner Ralph to be Camas County Representative to the District IV Interoperability Governance Board.


The Board met with Tami Potter and Linda Thomas from the Cemetery District to discuss the opening and closing of graves.   The Cemetery Board will advertise to see if there is a interest for a private business to provide this service.


There being no further business, the Board adjourned at 12:40 p.m.




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Travis Kramer, Chairman                                Korri Blodgett, Clerk