***Monday, March 27, 2017, 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.
Blue Sky Broadcasting Reporter Mike Brown and county resident Marty Martinez were in attendance off and on throughout the day.
9:00 a.m., Road and Bridge Department Superintendent Clint Kimball joined the meeting to give a departmental report. Mr. Kimball presented a written report. Mr. Kimball said he met with Rick Franklin of Rick Franklin Corporation last week regarding repairs needed to Eileen Road.
Mr. Kimball said he also attended a meeting with HMH Engineering regarding the damage to Deep Creek Loop and he explained that HMH Engineering is the company who had done previous repair work to this road. Pins for cracks and points for elevation were set and all information will be forwarded to various agencies to determine funding for this project. Mr. Kimball said he will also meet with Boundary County Emergency Services Director Mike Meier and Idaho Office of Emergency Management Local Area Field Officer Jay Baker on potential funding resources. The more major areas to address are Deep Creek Loop, Atkins Canyon, and culverts under the following roads: Rock Creek Road, District 1 Road and District 6 Road. Mr. Kimball said he may have to take a look at Furrow Road, which comes out at Farm to Market Road.
Mr. Kimball spoke of issues to include a 60-foot long by five to six foot stretch of Shiloh Loop that has broken off as well as a problem with a culvert under Log Cabin Road. Chairman Dinning said he was informed that railroad spikes are up so high on Log Cabin Road that people are getting flat tires on their cars. Mr. Kimball said Road and Bridge does check those crossings.
Mr. Kimball informed Commissioners that he does have the ability to receive $100,000 in funding for repairs to Deep Creek Loop that requires the county to pay a 10% match, but that is only a band-aide solution to get traffic through. Mr. Kimball said it’s hard to put a band-aide on the damage when you really don’t know exactly what is wrong and he explained issues with cracks, etc. The railroad is also concerned that if the county’s road fails, so will their tracks. Mr. Kimball explained how he can push a lath two feet into the cracks in this portion of Deep Creek Loop.
Mr. Kimball spoke of roads in Pleasant Valley that are doing well in some places and not as well in other places. Grouse Hill is experiencing issues due to runoff. Mr. Kimball mentioned Sleep Hollow Road only services one house and the property owner would like to know if the county could block this road off until the conditions improve.
Those present briefly discussed the Riverside Road Improvement project.
Mr. Kimball said his staff is working on the time cards in response to Chairman Dinning asking if the hours involved for clearing snow during the emergency event have been determined.
Commissioner Kirby moved to authorize the Chairman to sign documents related to the Riverside Road Improvement Project. Commissioner Pinkerton second. Motion passed unanimously.
The meeting with Mr. Kimball ended at 9:25 a.m.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to sign Certificates of Residency for Amy Holman and Jennifer Porter. Commissioner Kirby. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to reappoint Allen Gemmrig to the Translator Board with a term to expire March 31, 2020. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to reappoint Anthony Compton to the Translator Board with a term to expire March 31, 2020. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to reappoint Gini Woodward to the Boundary County Community Guardianship Board with a term to expire January 2021. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to reappoint Dyan Hitch to the Boundary County Community Guardianship Board with a term to expire January 2021. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
9:31 a.m., Commissioners contacted County Civil Attorney Tevis Hull via telephone in order to get status updates on various matters Attorney Hull is working on. Attorney Hull said he is working on smaller matters that he is hoping to have completed this next week to include the petition to abandon the mosquito abatement district and an indigent issue. Attorney Hull said he is also working with Gary Gates of the Federal Aviation Administration on airport grant matters.
The call to Attorney Hull ended at 9:33 a.m.
Mr. Martinez and Mr. Brown left the meeting temporarily due to the executive session.
9:33 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 9:39 a.m. No action was taken.
Chairman Dinning mentioned Commissioners don’t need to write a letter to the National Guard asking what the process is for the county to follow to request the State’s half of ownership of the armory or to have the ability to lease the building long term. Chairman Dinning said he was told that until the National Guard has their plans in order pertaining to the consolation in Post Falls, there is no use in sending a letter, because the Guard cannot make a recommendation until after the first of the year.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to appoint Adam Isaac to the Planning and Zoning Commission, filling a term left vacant by Matt Cossalman, with a term to expire January 2021. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Kirby moved to approve the minutes of March 16 & 17, 2017. Commissioner Pinkerton second. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioners and Clerk Poston discussed compiling the costs associated with snow removal based on information that has been received to date.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:06 a.m.
DAN R. DINNING, Chairman
GLENDA POSTON, Clerk
By: Michelle Rohrwasser, Deputy Clerk