August 14, 2017


The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman Barb Cutler.  Also present were Commissioner Travis Kramer, Commissioner Marshall Ralph, Prosecuting Attorney Matt Pember, Clerk Korri Blodgett, and three individuals from the public.

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

The Board reviewed a letter of resignation from Commissioner Cutler.  Because of purchasing a home in District 2, she is unable to carry out her term as County Commissioner in District 1.  Barb thanked the County for the opportunity to serve on the Board and represent our great county.   Due to the resignation of Commissioner Cutler, Vice Chairman Kramer will now take the seat of Chairman and Commissioner Ralph will become the Vice Chairman.

The Board reviewed correspondence from Leigh Weidman.

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 into executive session at 9:20.a.m.  The Board came out of Executive session at 9:30 a.m.  Commissioner Kramer stated that the Board would be postponing the public hearing on the Planning & Zoning Board’s clarified recommendations until such time as a replacement is appointed to the District 1 position.

The Board reviewed a proposal from Colonial Life.  It was a consensus of the Board to provide information to all employees and let them contact Colonial Life directly if they are interested.

The Board reviewed the Prosecuting Attorneys position and budget.

Prosecuting Attorney Matt Pember excused himself from the meeting at 10:05 a.m. as he had other commitments in Gooding.

Joel Tews from Timberline Trash was unable to attend at 9:30 a.m., and was rescheduled to 11:30 a.m.

The Board met with Bureau of Land Management representatives.  Shoshone Field Manager Codie Martin, District Manager Michael Courtney and Brad Sawyer, Assistant District Fire Manager.  They discussed agreements, chain of commands and resources. Cody also discussed different projects they are working on such as a Travel plan and Craters of the Moon.

Sheriff Dave Sanders met with the Board to review the Law Enforcement Policy Center Idaho Policing Policy Manual Subscription Based License Agreement.   Commissioner Ralph made a motion to authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement.  Seconded by Commissioner Kramer. Unanimous.

Jerry Nelson met with the Board and updated the Board on Planning and Zoning matters.

The board recessed at 12:15 p.m. for lunch.

The Board reconvened at 1:00 p.m.

The Board met with Idaho Dept. of Corrections mentoring director Russell Howell.  Russell provided valuable information on the Free 2 Succeed Program.  It is a community mentor program for men and women that are being paroled to areas in District 5.  This is a statewide program where local corrections and community volunteers work together to reduce recidivism.

Mike McFadden asked questions relating to the Zoning Ordinance process.

Ted Howard and Caroline Boyer Smith from the Shoshoni-Bannock Tribes met with the Board and discussed concerns relating to Archeology Surveys and conditional use permits on undisturbed ground.

EMT members Ali Burns, John Pine and Deanna Hoskinson met with the Board to discuss roles and Responsibilities between themselves, the Commissioners, and the Admin assistant.  They will be holding elections on the 13th of September and will meet again with the Board with information to promote a better working relationship.

The Board met with Timberline Trash owner Joel Tews to discuss a request for an increase in his landfill fees.

The Board adjourned at 5:15 p.m.

Expenditure Funds:  July Expenditures

Justice Fund $6,298.66 Current Expense $4,443.00
Indigent $1,230.00 Road & Bridge $31,041.24
District Court $1,452.25 Revaluation $66.71
Health $500.00 Landfill $360.00
Noxious Weeds $15,492.62 Junior College Tuition $
Elections $79.55 Ambulance $2,846.87
911 Communications $1,847.94 State Fund $16,173.98
City of Fairfield $6,196.08 School District #121 $3,084.89
Cemetery District $1,078.77 West Magic Fire Dist. $240.68
Camas Mosquito Dist. $519.98 Camas County Library $2,524.72
July  Payroll $122,610.89 June Totals $95,477.94



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Travis Kramer, Chairman                                                              Korri Blodgett, Clerk