Camas County Commissioners Meeting

August 21, 2017


The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman Travis Kramer.  Also present were Commissioner Marshall Ralph and Clerk Korri Blodgett.

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 Certificate of Residency application.  Commissioner Kramer reviewed the College registration dates and when class begins, which is August 21, 2017.  The individual applying has been out of the county as of August 16th, 2016, therefore she will need to apply in Elmore County.

Commissioner Kramer made a motion to go into Executive Session per Idaho Code 74-206(1) (a) & (b) to consider personnel matters.  A roll call vote showed all in favor.  The Board entered into Executive Session at 9:15 a.m. and contacted legal counsel Matt Pember by phone.  Upon a motion made and seconded the Board came out of Executive session at 9:25 a.m.  Legal Counsel Matt Pember advised the Board that after looking into the matter, he has found that an Elected Official may receive nominal volunteer fees for services.

Road and Bridge Supervisor Mike Gill met with the Board to discuss the roads that are needed to be built at the Cemetery in order to facilitate burial in the Caverns Addition & the Bundy Corner.  Mike stated that he would be willing to help provide gravel but his department was unable to build the roads with Highway User funds.  The Board discussed the matter and stated that the Board does not have the Authority to authorize the road department to build the roads, as it is a separate Taxing entity and Highway User fees are not to be used for this as defined in Article VII Finance and Revenue.

The Board discussed a community flood reduction willow cutting project along Soldier Creek.  Individual from the Corp, Idaho Dept. of Water Resources, City of Fairfield, Forsgren, and other concerned individuals felt that it would be beneficial to remove willows along the creek to help the flow. Commissioner Ralph was proposing working with the city and community in going in and cutting willows, and then have a Falls Brand wiener roast.   Commissioner Ralph will keep the board up to date on how the project will proceed.

The board reviewed a Certificate of Residency application from a member of the community.  Commissioner Ralph made a motion to approve the application for college tuition.  Seconded by Commissioner Kramer.  Unanimous.

The Board reviewed additional bills that were paid on August 14th.

Commissioner Ralph discussed with the Board of an issue relating to the Forest service road access map regarding the Bear Creek road.  Terry Platts informed him that the US Forest Service travel plan map is showing an error.   Mr. Platts would like to see it corrected and is asking for support from the Board to address the Forest Service.  Mr. Platts will meet with the Board on August 28th to further discuss.

The Board adjourned at 11:13 a.m.


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Travis Kramer, Chairman                                            Korri Blodgett, Clerk