***Monday, March 12, 2018, at 9:00 a.m., Commissioners met in regular session with Chairman Dan Dinning, Commissioner LeAlan Pinkerton, Commissioner Walt Kirby, and Deputy Clerk Michelle Rohrwasser.
Mike Sheppard Sr. joined the meeting.
Commissioners gave the opening invocation and said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Commissioner Kirby moved to amend the agenda for 9:30 a.m., today in order to add a motion to sign a Release of Claim Agreement, just received this morning, as it is a time sensitive matter. Commissioner Pinkerton second. Motion passed unanimously.
County resident Marty Martinez and Blue Sky Broadcasting News Reporter Mike Brown were in attendance of the meetings off and on throughout the day.
The Road and Bridge Department update was cancelled as Road and Bridge Department Superintendent Clint Kimball was out sick.
9:00 a.m., County resident Mike Sheppard met with Commissioners to discuss a road matter in relation to plowing snow. Mr. Sheppard presented Commissioners with an aerial map and information pertaining to Trading Post Road and Farm to Market Road and he said there isn’t a lot of concern for this winter, but he wanted to discuss the county plowing snow.
Mr. Sheppard said the top road, Trading Post Road, is 1,040 feet long and the lower road behind his businesses is 886 feet long. Mr. Sheppard said he has plowed the top road almost every single time there had been two or more inches of snow for the last 15 years and the county, in that same amount of time, has maybe plowed 16 or 17 times. Mr. Sheppard said he needs to understand why the upper road does not get plowed, but the lower road does. Mr. Sheppard said he has timed it and it takes 1.50 minutes to plow snow on the bottom road and two minutes to plow snow on Trading Post Road. Usually the lower road is plowed by 8:15 a.m. On a good day there are 16 to 26 people who travel that bottom road as that is something Mr. Sheppard said he has calculated. The top road on a good day, like today, has had 170 to 200 people travel on it and in the summer those numbers go sky high. Mr. Sheppard asked if there are 25 people using the lower road and the plows have been there and gone by 8:15 a.m. and you have many more people driving the upper road and it doesn’t get plowed at all, where the balance is in that.
County resident Skylar Roberts joined the meeting at 9:05 a.m.
Mr. Sheppard said in the last several years he has stopped the grader drivers and asked them to drop the blade on the top road and they say they are doing the lower road as they have a certain route to follow. This is fairly lopsided, according to Mr. Sheppard. Mr. Sheppard said he would like for Road and Bridge Department Superintendent Clint Kimball to take a look at this. There is only one residence on this lower road and not many people drive it so if Road and Bridge wants to plow it, plow it, but at least plow the top road. Chairman Dinning said he understands and Commissioners will speak with Mr. Kimball at the next Monday meeting. Chairman Dinning said he recalls a past discussion of obtaining more right-of-way in this area, but that never came to fruition.
Mr. Sheppard left the meeting at 9:10 a.m.
Ms. Roberts met with Commissioners to discuss a drainage issue on Black Mountain Road. Ms. Roberts informed Commissioners that where she lives is three-quarters of a mile from the junction of Paradise Valley Road and water is flooding her property from the fields to the north. There is a culvert in the area and it appears that a former property owner plugged this culvert with straw so there seems to be some contention. Ms. Roberts said there is so much water flowing through the culvert, now that it has been cleaned out, that her basement is flooding. The water flows across the road and floods her yard on two sides. Ms. Roberts added that her house is built up, but the water level is rising to the point that it enters her basement through a seam. The ditches haven’t been dug out and are not draining and there are trees with roots that are clogging up the area. The other issue is that the people who purchased the remaining 17.5 acres are going to be building on their property and they don’t want the county flooding their property either. Ms. Roberts said the water level is so high next to her house right now that the road is disintegrating and she doesn’t know what can be done. Chairman Dinning questioned if the road weren’t there, and it was not natural drainage, would the water run where it is going now.
Planning and Zoning Administrator John Moss joined the meeting at 9:18 a.m.
Chairman Dinning said generally drainage is where the water naturally flows and if the county has altered that, it is a different issue. This apparently has been going on since before Ms. Roberts bought her property, according to Chairman Dinning. Ms. Roberts said she spoke to the prior owner and it hasn’t been this bad. Chairman Dinning said Commissioners will learn more about this situation, but generally the county has the right to work in their right-of-way. Ms. Roberts said yes, but they don’t have the right to flood her house. Chairman Dinning said Commissioners will speak with Road and Bridge Department Superintendent Clint Kimball about it. Ms. Roberts said she mentioned it to Mr. Kimball who said his thought was to clean out the ditch, but that is not an option. Ms. Roberts said if the ditch was dug out properly, it would flow better. Chairman Dinning said when saying ditch, that is both sides of the county road. Mr. Roberts clarified that Mr. Kimball wanted to clean out the culvert, not the ditch.
Ms. Roberts said she is looking for action and not to be patronized and Chairman Dinning replied that Commissioners are not patronizing her, but they need to take a look at this. Ms. Roberts spoke of how the water naturally flows and said maybe if the Thiels had an irrigation ditch, water would flow a bit better. Commissioner Pinkerton mentioned he’s hearing that the road is blocking the water’s natural flow.
The meeting with Ms. Roberts ended at 9:27 a.m.
Commissioner Kirby moved to amend the agenda for Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., for Commissioners to drive to the area Ms. Roberts spoke of on Black Mountain Road as it is a time sensitive matter. Commissioner Pinkerton second. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to authorize the Chairman to sign the Claims Agreement with Attorney Michael Waldrup in the amount of $6,300. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to accept Amendment #2 to extend and revise the project scope and budget of the Lower Kootenai River Watershed Restoration Grant #14COMP-LRKWR, through the Idaho Department of Lands, and to authorize Chairman Dinning to sign any future related agreements. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Kirby moved to approve the minutes of February 26 & 27, 2018. Commissioner Pinkerton second. Motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Moss said some time ago Commissioners looked at the county’s webpage at the section referencing purchasing property in Boundary County. Mr. Moss said he reworded the information as requested and showed it to County Civil Attorney Tevis Hull, who had suggested more changes so this part of the website is still under construction. Mr. Moss also mentioned that under the section titled “Visitors”, it lists fire and ambulance service, which used to be listed along the left hand margin, but it’s not so Mr. Moss said he asked County Public Information Officer Mike Meier to look at this page and insert a link. Mr. Moss said he just wanted to update Commissioners about this.
Mr. Moss left the meeting.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved authorize the Chairman to sign the Real Property Lease between Kootenai River Lumber Company and Boundary County for additional parking across from the Waterways Building/Rock Point boat launch, subject to receipt of the agreement from the County’s Civil Attorney. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to approve the Columbia Bank municipal lease for a 2010 Caterpillar 972H wheel loader for the Road and Bridge Department, subject to review of County Civil Attorney. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to authorize the Chairman to sign the Memorandum of Understanding and other related documents from the Idaho Department of Lands for the Westside Dawson Project, Grant Number 17HFR1-Boundary. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
9:45 a.m., Commissioners held a hearing to consider the transfer of the Boundary County Alcoholic Beverage License from CHS Inc., doing business as Cenex Zip Trip to Par Hawaii, Inc., doing business as Cenex Zip Trip, to sell canned and bottled beer, and wine off premises. Present were: Chairman Dan Dinning, Commissioner LeAlan Pinkerton, Commissioner Walt Kirby, Deputy Clerk Michelle Rohrwasser, County resident Marty Martinez, and Blue Sky Broadcasting News Reporter Mike Brown. The hearing was recorded.
Chairman Dinning stated that the completed application and transfer fee have been received. Yet to be received is a copy of the 2018 temporary State of Idaho Alcohol Retail License and the 2018 temporary City of Bonners Ferry Retail Alcoholic Beverage License. The Panhandle Health District Permit for year 2018 is still valid.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to approve the transfer of the County Alcoholic Beverage License from CHS Inc., doing business as Cenex Zip Trip to Par Hawaii, Inc., doing business as Cenex Zip Trip, to sell canned and bottled beer, and wine off premises, and to approve the temporary County Alcoholic Beverage License and final official County Alcoholic Beverage License pending receipt of all required documentation. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
The proceedings to consider the alcoholic beverage license ended at 9:47 a.m.
Commissioners discussed the Fair Board’s request to assist in funding roofing repairs needed to the Exhibit Hall. Commissioners reviewed the two quotes provided by the Fair Board and discussed seeking more information from the Fair Board.
Deputy Clerk Nancy Ryals joined the meeting at 9:58 a.m.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to go into closed session pursuant to Idaho Code 31-874. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously. 10:01 a.m., Commissioner Kirby moved to go out of closed session. Commissioner Pinkerton second. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to deny indigent case 2018-12. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to approve indigent case 2017-22. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
Deputy Clerk Ryals left the meeting at 10:10 a.m.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to authorize the payment of $15,858.67 for the Ruby Creek Bridge #2 Project, Key #19046. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioners reviewed claims for payment. Fund totals are as follows:
Current Expense $55,683.63
Road & Bridge 115,067.73
District Court 9,300.59
Justice Fund 83,545.16
911 Funds 2,576.61
Indigent & Charity 18,973.49
Parks and Recreation 2,925.58
Solid Waste 31,389.94
Veterans Memorial 322.72
Juvenile Probation – Lottery 161.38
Grant, Boat Safety 24.71
Grant, Fire Mitigation 36,631.55
Auditor’s Trust 761.23
Boundary Co. Drug Court Trust 455.97
Driver’s License Trust 7,269.50
Magistrate Trust 21,216.60
Motor Vehicle Trust Acct 96,674.76
Workmans Comp Trust 174.84
Sheriff’s Trust Fund 636.50
GRAND TOTAL $544,118.00
Citizens are invited to inspect detailed records on file in the Courthouse (individual claims & Commissioners’ allowance & warrant register record 2017-2018).
10:23 a.m., Solid Waste Department Superintendent Claine Skeen and Assistant Superintendent Eric Owen joined the meeting.
Those present discussed potential changes that could be made to the landfill’s monitored sites as far as hours and days to remain open or be closed. Mr. Skeen mentioned that Sunday is the slowest day of the week so if the landfill was closed one day per week all sites could be closed on that day. Those present discussed having the Paradise Valley and Naples sites open for eight hours per day a certain number of days per week and Mr. Skeen commented that using this schedule, he wouldn’t have to fill two monitored positions. If the Naples site were to close as of October 1st, the employee who works at this location would transfer to the Paradise Valley site, which would result in two monitors there and this could be a savings of $35,000 to $40,000 per year. After October 1st each monitor site employee would work 30 hours per week.
Mr. Skeen said the schedule for the main landfill site would be different than what it currently is now, but it would remain open on the day the monitored sites would be closed. Chairman Dinning asked Mr. Skeen what potential issues are that he could see. Mr. Skeen said there are always issues with change. Chairman Dinning said he would like to see what the Solid Waste budget looks like when Clerk Poston is back in the office. Chairman Dinning said the real change would be closing the Naples site.
Those present discussed the need for more cardboard to be recycled as a lot of it can be seen in the regular garbage dumpsters as opposed to the recycling bins.
The meeting with Mr. Skeen and Mr. Owen ended at 10:47 a.m.
Commissioners clarified matters regarding the Solid Waste Department’s budget to Mr. Martinez.
11:30 a.m., Boundary Economic Development Director Dennis Weed, Panhandle Area Council (PAC) Executive Director Wally Jacobson, and Keller Associates Engineer Kyle Meschko joined the meeting to continue their discussion on the regional sewer feasibility study.
Mr. Weed said Mr. Meschko will review the contract again with Commissioners and Mr. Jacobson will review funding that PAC could assist with. Mr. Weed said he is applying for the GEM grant, but he will need Commissioners approval to do so.
Chairman Dinning said Commissioners’ main concern was where the funding would come from. Mr. Meschko said there is a two pronged approach. A feasibility evaluation needs to be done and that entails approximately nine different points and the areas involved are separate from each other. In the evaluation, there is collaboration with a pretty hefty steering committee and key stakeholders. Once the feasibility study is done, next is the master plan. Since the solution is not yet known, the master plan could consist of a simple update to the Moyie Springs system and the Three Mile could be connected to that, or the Three Mile area could have its own master plan. The bulk of the work is done in the feasibility study leaving minor work for the master plan. The master plan has not been fully planned until an option is chosen. That process gets all the way to feasibility so the remainder of work is to complete the master plan. To be conservative, the cost is $190,000 to $200,000, including everything as well as the administrative fee. Chairman Dinning said it is estimating $154,000 and then another $40,000 to complete the master plan. Mr. Meschko said to be conservative, yes. Chairman Dinning said the county is on the hook for the feasibility study, and Commissioners recall only needing to come up with $30,000 so we need clarification on how we get there as right now we’re looking at a $90,000 difference. Mr. Weed suggested the county make the statement that a certain number is their maximum cost today and then soon he will know the amounts of the funding sources. Mr. Weed said Commissioners can list their maximum budget and once he learns of the funding from other sources, he can update Commissioners on the amount. Mr. Weed said he wouldn’t go over $90,000. Chairman Dinning said at this point the county could authorize $80,000 and be safe. Chairman Dinning said his next question, looking to PAC, is if there is anything PAC is aware of to help the county. Mr. Jacobson said not that he is aware of as Mr. Weed has gone down the paths PAC is familiar with.
Mr. Weed said the affluent is going through Idaho Forest Group’s property right now and Mr. Pease will have to determine how much it is worth to IFG to get that off their property.
Mr. Weed said the next step is to come up with a solution that is much cheaper than what had been presented to the Moyie Springs City Council over a year ago. Chairman Dinning asked Commissioners had thought they were looking at a $120,000 range when this started so where did that change come from. Mr. Weed said the prior engineering company had proposed $120,000, but Keller Associates had a different figure. Mr. Meschko said there are a couple large factors that can be changed in the scope and we are looking at nine options that are the due diligence and could be reduced. There are a lot of meetings and involvement of the steering committee for Moyie Springs and Boundary County that guide the study. Giving the previous study of Moyie Springs, it was determined it was warranted for this kind of project. Chairman Dinning said in the feasibility study we’re including Moyie Springs’ input to help determine where we go and that is what the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is under the impression of as well. Mr. Meschko said his company has spoken to DEQ about what they are proposing and they support it, and DEQ also realizes the importance of public input.
Mr. Meschko listed the nine alternatives and said they are very specific with a lot of evaluation for each of them. This is what is recommended, but Boundary County can eliminate what they want. Chairman Dinning said if Commissioners don’t look and consider all the alternatives, the public will want to know why so we need to analyze everything. Chairman Dinning asked in the amount of $143,000, without reserve, who is going to be, or how is the administration of the DEQ grant going to occur. Mr. Weed said there is nothing for administration. Mr. Weed said he is applying for $25,000, but the maximum amount is $50,000. Mr. Jacobson said he thinks the project may get shot down if the county were to apply for the total of $50,000. Mr. Jacobson said he feels Boundary County is on track and there is the fact that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will be in favor as it is a regional project.
Mr. Meschko said for a collection system, Commissioners will want to look at a 40 year grow out so whoever is planning can look at that and for the population project it was 20 years.
Mr. Meschko said they have approximately nine months total and the goal is to expedite that and shoot for a substantially closer date so when this gets wrapped up, the project can proceed to anything else that comes out of this. It will be a tight and difficult process.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to authorize the Chairman to sign the Agreement with Keller Associates for an amount not to exceed $80,000 for the county’s portion at this point, to have a completion date of nine months or sooner from today’s date and that billing will not be done on a lump sum basis. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
Chairman Dinning said the compensation says that payment will be a lump sum amount of $153,995 on the first page of professional services agreement. The payment will be billed via an invoice on a monthly basis, according to Mr. Meschko. The Commissioners are approving $143,995 at this point and it will not be billed as a lump sum. Mr. Meschko said that is correct, payment will be billed as the work gets done.
Mr. Meschko stepped out of the office for a moment to contact his employer to clarify the matter regarding the mention of a lump sum payment.
Commissioners briefly asked Mr. Jacobson about the options the county may have to finance through PAC.
Commissioners spoke to the owner of Keller Associates to clarify the billing matter. It was said the project will be billed as a percent complete and not be billed in one lump sum. Some months may have more work done than other months. There would not be a large invoice as it will take time to progress through the work. Mr. Meschko added that Keller Associates is not going to get paid for work they do not do.
Chairman Dinning explained that he crossed out the original cost of $153,995 that was listed in the agreement with Keller Associates.
The call to Keller Associates ended at 12:08 p.m.
The meeting with Mr. Weed, Mr. Meschko and Mr. Jacobson ended.
Commissioners discussed matters pertaining to the landfill operation.
Commissioners recessed for lunch at 12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m., Commissioners reconvened for the afternoon session with Chairman Dan Dinning, Commissioner LeAlan Pinkerton, Commissioner Walt Kirby, and Deputy Clerk Michelle Rohrwasser.
Treasurer Sue Larson joined the meeting.
1:30 p.m., Commissioners considered a hardship exemption application filed by Chris Brigham on behalf of his mother, Cynthia Williams, who had recently passed away. Present were: Chairman Dan Dinning, Commissioner LeAlan Pinkerton, Commissioner Walt Kirby, Treasurer Sue Larson, and Deputy Clerk Michelle Rohrwasser. Chris Brigham participated via telephone. The proceedings were recorded.
Chairman Dinning administered the oath to Mr. Brigham.
Mr. Brigham said his mother was in the stages of passing away and he had been unaware there were taxes coming due. There has been discussion of looking into selling the mobile home, but that is not certain. Mr. Brigham said the taxes, if he sells the mobile home, will be up to the next owner. Chairman Dinning informed Mr. Brigham that the taxes will need to be brought current before the mobile home can be sold. Mr. Brigham said he does not have the mobile home’s title in his possession, but he is working on that as he and his sister are the in the process of dealing with his mother’s estate before having John Sater hold an auction. Chairman Dinning questioned if a $20 per month tax payment would work as opposed to granting a hardship. Mr. Brigham said he is sure that could be done. Mr. Brigham will begin making payments starting in April of year 2018 the 19th of each month.
Commissioner Kirby moved to grant an extension and to accept the tax amount due for year 2017 taxes for parcel #MH65N01W350752A until December 20, 2018, understanding that monthly payments of $20 are due the 19th of each month starting in April 2018. Commissioner Pinkerton second. Motion passed unanimously.
The meeting to consider the hardship exemption application for parcel MH65N01W350752A ended at 1:40 p.m.
Commissioners tended to administrative duties.
Restorium Administrator Karlene Magee and Assistant Administrator Pam Barton joined the meeting.
2:00 p.m., 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 ended at 3:15 p.m. No action was taken.
Ms. Magee and Ms. Barton left the meeting.
Commissioners discussed Airport Manager Dave Parker’s request for a truck with a snow blower and a front end loader. Chairman Dinning said the county doesn’t have a snow blower for its departments with the exception of the Road and Bridge Department. This is a $250,000 piece of equipment to maintain a shorter distance. Chairman Dinning said he understands the purchase of land for the airport that the county has purchased, because at this point it is protecting the existing runway. The economic value of that airport was not referenced in the master plan done by Robert Peccia and Associates (RPA), but RPA had stated how low the number of flights out of this airport was. It was said the snow at the airport can always be pushed away. Commissioner Kirby said a snow blower would be better for the airport than roads. Commissioner Pinkerton said he wouldn’t feel very fiscally responsible by moving forward with this purchase. Commissioner Pinkerton said he doesn’t see the revenue from the airport that would support this cost. Commissioner Kirby said it is always nice to be able to get LifeFlight in during the winter.
The discussion regarding Mr. Parker’s request ended.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to deny the Tax Cancellation Form for parcel #MH65N01W350752A. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Kirby left the meeting 3:38 p.m.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 3:40 p.m.
***Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at 9:00 a.m., Commissioners met in regular session with Chairman Dan Dinning, Commissioner LeAlan Pinkerton, Commissioner Walt Kirby, and Deputy Clerk Michelle Rohrwasser.
9:00 a.m., American Legion Commander Manuel Figueroa and Assistant Commander Ken Toline joined the meeting to discuss veterans service matters.
Mr. Figueroa said it was brought to his attention at last Thursday’s meeting that there are a lot of local veterans’ cases being handled in the Sandpoint Office for some reason. Mr. Toline said he spoke last time with Commissioners regarding the local office is at the Senior Center, which is not conducive to conducting interviews with a veteran. These are people who served our country and there is a certain honor you want to place upon these people and the current office is a cubby that used to be somewhat of a closet. Some of the veterans who have come in to the office have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and at times veterans or their family members become tearful and you can hear that out in the Center Senior. Mr. Figueroa added that they want to have some privacy. Chairman Dinning said the county is in the process of trying to purchase the armory building, but there are steps to take to do that and there is a process the State of Idaho has to go through. This matter has been turned over to the Idaho Department of Lands to be offered to other state agencies, but the thought is who is going to want half ownership of a building. No one is going to want to pay full price or have half ownership in a building that they cannot control. The building will most likely come to Boundary County, but the process will take four to six months, according to Chairman Dinning. The County Probation Office was moved to the armory and the Sheriff’s Office also wants to move there, but we were asked to wait for the process. Chairman Dinning said there are all kinds of moving parts to that so that is why the county hasn’t moved on this yet.
Those present discussed having once looked into moving the local Veterans Service Officers’ office to what is now the new Public Defender Office. Mr. Toline said as long as that would’ve been a temporary location as the Veterans Service Officer needs a private office that is conducive to interviewing veterans. Mr. Toline stressed to please note that this would be okay for a temporary office location.
Chairman Dinning said originally Jim Wilson was the Veterans Service Officer and John Tucker was the assistant. Mr. Wilson passed away and the county moved Mr. Tucker into that position, but Commissioners haven’t filled the assistant position.
It was said Mr. Figueroa took over the Legion position as Commander and is trying to get back to what the American Legion was doing and get back into the community, college scholarships for high school seniors with a family connection to the military, and holding fund raisers, etc. Commissioners were informed that the American Legion just donated funds to the local high school robotics program. Mr. Toline said the problem is that their group consists of older people and it is hard to recruit the younger generation of veterans. Mr. Toline asked Commissioners to let the American Legion know if anything catastrophic happens in the community as they are also here to help the community. Chairman Dinning suggested contacting County Public Information Officer and Boundary County Emergency Services Director Mike Meier to see where the American Legion would fit in that picture. Mr. Toline said the community is not aware of the services that can be provided and he mentioned diving teams and Search and Rescue as examples.
Mr. Toline said there are 60 active cases being adjudicated in Sandpoint. Chairman Dinning said he made a phone call to the Sandpoint Veterans Services Office and Mr. Heise from that office said he thought he heard the figure was higher than 60. Chairman Dinning said when Mr. Heise took over, his time was about to be limited, but he approached the state about that and they gave him as much time as he needed to take care of cases wherever he was needed.
9:21 a.m., Commissioner Kirby 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 Pinkerton second. Commissioners voted as follows: Chairman Dinning “aye”, Commissioner Pinkerton “aye” and Commissioner Kirby “aye”. Motion passed unanimously. The executive session ended at 9:56 a.m. No action was taken.
Mr. Figueroa and Mr. Toline left the meeting.
9:56 a.m., Boundary Economic Development Director Dennis Weed joined the meeting to discuss the GEM Grant with Commissioners.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to adopt Resolution 2018-8. A resolution in which Commissioners support and endorse an Idaho Gem Grant application for the Regional Sewer Feasibility project. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously. Resolution 2018-8 reads as follows:
(SEE NEXT PAGE FOR RESOLUTION IMAGE)
Recorded as instrument #273414
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to authorize the Chairman to sign the Idaho Gem Grant Statement of Contribution for the Regional Sewer Feasibility Study project for $83,995.00. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
The meeting with Mr. Weed ended at 10:08 a.m.
Chairman Dinning said the Clerk had wanted to discuss purchasing Ethernet internet service through Frontier Communications.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to sign the Ethernet Internet Access Schedule with Frontier Communications. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
10:10 a.m., Commissioners took a road trip to view the area of Black Mountain Road that was discussed yesterday by Skylar Roberts pertaining to drainage problems.
The road trip ended at 11:00 a.m.
There being no further business, the meeting recessed until the special meeting to be held tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.
***Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., Commissioners met in special session with Chairman Dan Dinning, Commissioner LeAlan Pinkerton, Commissioner Walt Kirby, and Deputy Clerk Michelle Rohrwasser. The purpose of the meeting is to adopt a resolution authorizing a municipal lease for the Road and Bridge Department’s 2010 Caterpillar 972H wheel loader through Columbia Bank.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to adopt Resolution 2018-9. A resolution authorizing borrowing for a 2010 Caterpillar 972H wheel loader for the Road and Bridge Department. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously. Resolution 2018-9 reads as follows:
MEETING OF MARCH 13, 2018
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING BORROWING
FOR A 2010 CATERPILLAR 972H WHEEL LOADER,
SERIAL NO.: A7D00984
WHEREAS, The Board of Boundary County Commissioners have unanimously approved and agreed to acquire the use of, and finance through Columbia Bank, a Municipal Lease for a 2010 Caterpillar 972H Wheel Loader; and,
WHEREAS, The lease purchase price is $155,000.00 for a term of seven (7) years with annual payments, a fixed interest rate of 3.68% per annum, tax exempt; and,
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, Boundary County Commission Chairman Dan Dinning has been authorized and empowered to execute and deliver on behalf of Boundary County, the Municipal Lease Purchase Agreement, all exhibits that may be attached, and all other documents as may be necessary to fully implement the agreement.
ADOPTED AND PASSED THIS 14th DAY OF MARCH, 2018.
BOARD OF COMMNSSIONERS
Dan R. Dinning, Chairman
LeAlan L. Pinkerton, Commissioner
Walt Kirby, Commissioner
Glenda Poston, Clerk
To the Board of Boundary County Commissioners
Recorded as instrument #273424
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 1:24 p.m.
DAN R. DINNING, Chairman Dinning
GLENDA POSTON, Clerk
By: Michelle Rohrwasser, Deputy Clerk