***Monday, January 1, 2018, Commissioners did not meet due to the New Year’s Holiday.
***Monday, January 2, 2018, at 9:00 a.m., Commissioners met in regular session with Chairman Dan Dinning, Commissioner LeAlan Pinkerton, Commissioner Walt Kirby, Clerk Glenda Poston and Deputy Clerk Michelle Rohrwasser.
9:00 a.m., Road and Bridge Department Superintendent Clint Kimball joined the meeting to give the departmental report. Mr. Kimball presented a written report as well as the Local Road Mileage Report for year 2017. Mr. Kimball and Commissioners discussed employee vacation time and reasons employees may have run over on their vacation or compensatory time instead of using it by the end of the year. Also discussed were calls from the public as it pertains to concerns over plowing and grading roads during the winter weather. Mr. Kimball explained the routes the plow trucks and graders take. Mr. Kimball said there are places that are difficult to plow such as Dallas Lane and Kent’s Gulch as there is just nowhere to put the snow. Chairman Dinning suggested to just open the roads up on the first go round. Mr. Kimball said these snow events have been fairly big as compared to the past and the snow is so wet that it is difficult to move.
Chairman Dinning said it may be beneficial to have the Road and Bridge Department secretary work on a Friday so the public has someone to talk to on that day.
Commissioner Pinkerton said we really need to look into overtime and compensatory time or question if another employee is needed at Road and Bridge. If you consider compensatory time and overtime, it is expensive at time and one half. Mr. Kimball said he is going to watch that for himself and he added that he has somewhere around 230 hours for the month of December, but if he were to pass those hours onto his employees, that would equate to overtime.
Those present discussed an equipment lease that will be coming due soon.
Chairman Dinning brought up the issue with finding a place to dump the snow in certain neighborhoods, etc. Mr. Kimball mentioned the comments that have come in from the public saying Road and Bridge hasn’t plowed at all, but there are also scenarios in which a grader or plow is pulled away because sand is needed at the scene of an accident so they may get off track from where they left off plowing or grading at another location when they go back to their duties.
9:30 a.m., Hospital Board of Trustees Chairman Elden Koon and David Koon joined the meeting.
9:32 a.m., Coroner Mick Mellett and Deputy Clerk Nancy Ryals joined the meeting.
The meeting with Mr. Kimball ended at 9:35 a.m.
Mr. Koon presented Commissioners with a recommendation from the Hospital Board of Trustees for a new board member to replace Bob Martin, who doesn’t wish to be reappointed.
Elden Koon and David Koon left the meeting at 9:36 a.m.
Mr. Mellett and Deputy Clerk Ryals discussed an indigent matter with Commissioners.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to approve non-medical assistance for indigent case 2018-10. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Mellett left the meeting at 9:43 a.m.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to stipulate to hold off on an appeal hearing for indigent case 2017-22 until 10:00 a.m., and indigent case 2017-28 at 11:00 a.m. on February 12, 2018. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
Deputy Clerk Ryals left the meeting at 9:47 a.m.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to appoint Kristopher Perry to the Boundary Community Hospital Board, replacing Bob Martin, with a term to expire January 2021. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
10:00 a.m., Solid Waste Department Superintendent Claine Skeen joined the meeting. Mr. Skeen presented Commissioners with a list of delinquent charge accounts owed to the Solid Waste Department. Mr. Skeen reviewed a list of governmental entities that are charged a solid waste fee and he asked if Commissioners want to remove the armory from this list as the county occupies this building. Chairman Dinning asked how much the school district would be charged per facility. Mr. Skeen said charges are based on cubic yards so it would equate to approximately $4,000 to $5,000. Commissioners suggested Mr. Skeen continue with billing the Idaho Military Division for the armory since the county is the lessee.
Chairman Dinning asked if tonnage has decreased. Mr. Skeen said tonnage has not decreased a lot and he mentioned that snow adds to the weight. Chairman Dinning mentioned that he sees cardboard in the garbage pile that could be recycled so he would like to think about what could be done.
The meeting with Mr. Skeen ended at 10:06 a.m.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to sign the Certificate of Residency for Anthony Shutes. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to grant an extension of time and to accept the tax amount due for year 2017 by January 20, 2018, for parcel #MH62N02E14734BA. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to grant an extension of time and to accept the tax amount due for year 2017 by March 2018, for parcel #MH61N02E04391AA. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to grant an extension of time and to accept the first half of year 2017 taxes due by February 16, 2018 and to receive the second half of year 2017 taxes by May 10, 2018, for parcel #MH61N02E04391BA. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to go into executive session pursuant to Idaho Code 74-206(1)b, to consider the evaluation, dismissal or disciplining of, or to hear complaints or charges brought against, a public officer, employee, staff member or individual agent, or public school student. Commissioner Kirby second. Commissioners voted as follows: Chairman Dinning “aye”, Commissioner Pinkerton “aye” and Commissioner Kirby “aye”. Motion passed unanimously. The executive session was temporary recessed at 10:32 a.m.
10:32 a.m., Chief Probation Officer Stacy Brown joined the meeting to give the department report. Ms. Brown reported that the number of those on probation was down. There are 153 people on unsupervised probation, 54 people on misdemeanor probation, 74 people on juvenile probation with six new cases, and there are six people in the diversion program.
Ms. Brown asked Commissioners if the armory classroom rental is on a case by case basis. The Hope House is an organization interested in renting this room out. Chairman Dinning said his only concern is access to restrooms and what issues that access could cause. Commissioners have not heard from the person who heads this organization as of yet. Ms. Brown said the room had been reserved four times in December and is reserved four separate times right now. Ms. Brown said other than that her office is staying busy. Ms. Brown informed Commissioners that she is still has no heat in her office, but she is using a space heater.
The meeting with Ms. Brown ended at 10:38 a.m.
Commissioners went back into executive session at 10:38 a.m.
Sheriff Kramer joined the executive session at 11:07 a.m. The executive session ended at 11:25 a.m. No action was taken.
Commissioners tended to administrative duties.
Commissioner Kirby left the meeting at 11:40 a.m.
Those present discussed winter road conditions.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 12:15 p.m.
DAN R. DINNING, Chairman
GLENDA POSTON, Clerk
By: Michelle Rohrwasser, Deputy Clerk