Camas County Commissioners Meeting

August 28, 2017


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

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

Commissioner Kramer informed the Board that he had spoken to Lee Barron and the Central Committee would be submitting the names of Bill Davis, Delbert J.R. McMurdo, and Jeff Kreyssig, to the Governor for appointment to District 1 Commissioner seat.

Commissioner Kramer opened the public hearing for considering and fixing a final budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year.  Treasure Gayle Bachtell expressed her concern with the notice that is placed in the paper.  She feels that it is misleading in the salaries and wages line item as it includes insurance and buydown estimates.  The Clerk will look at changing the wording to include insurance costs and then try to figure out a way to insert the Buydown deductibles in a lump sum elsewhere for next year’s budget.  There being no other comments from the public, the hearing closed at 9:35 a.m.    The Board will meet on September 5th to adopt the final budget.

The Board reviewed the Mini-Cassia Juvenile Detention Center Agreement.  Commissioner Ralph made a motion to approve and sign the contract for fiscal year 2018.  Seconded by Commissioner Kramer.  Unanimous.

Treasurer Gayle Bachtell met with the Board and reviewed the monthly financial reports.

Tami Potter from the Cemetery District Board met with the Board to discuss the cemetery roads that need to be built.  The Board let her know that the Road and Bridge Department is willing to provide in-kind service by providing gravel for the cemetery roads but would not be able to build the roads.

The Board reviewed a Certificate of Residency Application.  Commissioner Ralph made a motion to approve the application as she is a full time resident and does qualify for tuition.  Seconded by Commissioner Kramer.  Unanimous.

The Board discussed the options for a flag pole in front of the Courthouse.    The clerk’s office will order a new pole and have the city install it near the railing.

The Board reviewed the meeting minutes of July 24, August 14, and August 21, 2017.  Commissioner Ralph made a motion to approve the minutes as amended.  Seconded by Commissioner Kramer.  Unanimous.

Terry Platts met with the Board to request support on correcting a Forest Service Travel Plan mapping error regarding Bear Creek road.  Currently the map shows Bear Creek road ending at exactly the separation of the USGS Ross Peak Quadrangle and the Newman Peak Quadrangle.

Planning and Zoning Administrator Dwight Butlin was unable to meet with the Board as he had a previous appointment.

There being no further business the Board adjourned at noon.


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Travis Kramer, Chairman                                     Korri Blodgett, Clerk