***Monday, October 16, 2017, Commissioners did not meet this week due to lack of a quorum.
***Monday, October 23, 2017, Commissioners did not meet due to lack of a quorum.
***Tuesday, October 24, 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 News Reporter Mike Brown was in attendance of the meetings off and on throughout the day.
9:00 a.m., Commissioners held an elected officials/department heads meeting. Present were: Chairman Dan Dinning, Commissioner LeAlan Pinkerton, Commissioner Walt Kirby, Clerk Glenda Poston, Prosecutor’s Office Manager Tammie Goggia, Chief Probation Officer Stacy Brown, County Public Information Officer/Emergency Services Director Mike Meier, Noxious Weeds Department Superintendent Dave Wenk, Road and Bridge Department Superintendent Clint Kimball, University of Idaho Extension Educator Kate Painter, Solid Waste Department Assistant Superintendent Eric Owen, Solid Waste Department Superintendent Claine Skeen, Assessor Dave Ryals, Planning & Zoning Administrator John Moss, Sheriff Dave Kramer, Chief Deputy Clerk Tracie Isaac, Lead Deputy Court Clerk Della Armstrong, and Courthouse Maintenance John Buckley.
Chairman Dinning informed those present that the county’s public surplus property auction held in early October raised just under $20,000. For any new item deemed surplus, Chairman Dinning said to follow the same process for the next auction in the future.
Chairman Dinning said the county received its first commitment for reimbursement due to the work needed done as a result of heavy snowfall and precipitation last winter and this spring. Mr. Kimball said he is not sure about that yet, but there are favorable indications.
Chairman Dinning said a memo will soon go out pertaining to the holiday schedule. The holiday schedule for this year will be the same as last year and it’s the schedule that is listed in the county’s Personnel Policy.
Chairman Dinning asked Clerk Poston to speak on the matter of workers compensation insurance. Clerk Poston and Commissioners want to set up a meeting in the future for all elected officials and department heads to discuss workers compensation as there are things not being done that could be done when an employee is injured. Clerk Poston said as it pertains to time loss, if an employee suffers time loss, it’s a claim that is accountable back to the county at 70% versus having the employee back to work on light duty at a rate of 30%, so if using 100,000 as an example, that is 70,000 versus 30,000. Chairman Dinning said if an elected official or department head has an employee that is now off on workers compensation, talk to Clerk Poston about options. Clerk Poston said there are those situations where an employee cannot come back to work right away, but there are also circumstances where the employee can perform light duty. It was decided a meeting to discuss information on workers compensation would take place after the first of the year.
Chairman Dinning advised those present that if anyone is going to use Courthouse facilities, including the armory, for meetings, etc., someone needs to know about it. There has been a conflict with court rooms being used. The person to check with for reserving the room at the armory is April Isaac, according to Clerk Poston.
Chairman Dinning said Road and Bridge Department Assistant Superintendent/Title IV Coordinator Renee Nelson has distributed a 2017 Boundary County Employee Encounter of Limited English Proficiency Survey that needs to be completed so please pay attention to that schedule.
Clerk Poston said she and Chairman Dinning met with Adjutant General MG Saylor for the National Guard when they were in Boise for the Idaho Association Fall Conference. Chairman Dinning said the armory will be appraised, then offered to state agencies. Boundary County anticipates being notified of the cost, then it’s just a process with the State of Idaho. The National Guard also needs to make a formal decision that they do not need the Bonners Ferry facility.
Commissioners went around the room for department updates.
Ms. Goggia asked who county employees should contact if they have questions regarding the new telephones. Clerk Poston said she would check with Natalie Chiles with Frontier Communications about that process and get back to Ms. Goggia.
Ms. Brown said the Probation Department is staying busy. The number of those on probation had decreased, but the numbers are increasing again. Ms. Brown said people visiting the armory stated they have liked it. The only issue with the building is heating and cooling and while someone did come up to work on that, Ms. Brown said her office and Mr. Meier’s office seem not to be integrated into the rest of the system so those rooms are cold. Mr. Buckley said he will look into that. Mr. Kimble said the armory is an improvement as a meeting room and the acoustics are great. Ms. Brown explained that the armory has a man gate on the side of the building and a larger gate located at the front. As far as using the washrooms, which are located near the Probation Offices, there is a second door closer to one end of the hallway so that is the door to use. Ms. Brown said there will be signs posted when the bathrooms are in use for drug testing. Probation Office employee April Isaac is the person to contact to reserve the armory’s meeting room and the rule is there is no eating in that room. Mr. Meier added the importance of keeping noise down when using the meeting room in order to not interrupt the Probation Department. Ms. Brown explained the meeting room key pick up and return process.
Mr. Meier mentioned the county’s emergency contact list for various agencies has been updated. Mr. Meier spoke of forming a communications committee that is working to find frequencies that are being used as right now the system is somewhat disjointed. There will soon be a booklet listing frequencies for efficiency purposes. Mr. Meier said he has been working with Olivia Drake in the County Mapping Office to have the county’s maps put on a thumb drive that can be updated and it’s something that is available to other county offices.
Mr. Moss said Planning and Zoning would like to investigate an alternative location for Planning and Zoning Commission meetings and hearings. The Planning and Zoning Commission has been using the court room and there has been a request to use the Extension Office, but there is a conflict in using that room the third Thursday of each month. Mr. Moss said it’s a matter of public convenience as sometimes there is a meeting with a lot of people in attendance and other times there aren’t many people in attendance. Ms. Painter said she would look at the Extension Office’s meeting room schedule to see what the conflict is.
Chief Deputy Clerk Tracie Isaac said the Idaho Counties Risk Management Program (ICRMP) yearly training for county employees is at 52% completed, but we still have until the end of the year. Chief Deputy Clerk Isaac handed out accident and investigation report forms for workers compensation accidents.
Lead Deputy Court Clerk Della Armstrong said courts are getting ready for the new Odyssey Program and are otherwise staying busy.
Sheriff Kramer spoke of the raising the new flag at the Sheriff’s Office and he voiced appreciation to Idaho Forest Group for their donation of the flag pole. The Sheriff is going to host a “Night Out Against Crime” event providing information on how to potentially not become a victim and another class will be hosted on November 3rd and 4th on winter driving. Four Sheriff’s Office Reserves recently completed level two training and Deputy Mike Gorg will graduate from detention academy. Sheriff Kramer said he received funding to bring in an expert on making decisions on use of force and when to use it and he will open this course to other agencies.
Mr. Wenk said he is done spraying weeds for the year. Mr. Wenk added that he still needs to find a place to put the spray vehicle for a month in spring and again for a month in fall to keep it from freezing. There was some damage sustained as a result of freezing last year.
Mr. Kimball said Road and Bridge work continues, but they are getting a few things off the list. A culvert has been installed at Pine Island Road. Other than that Road and Bridge is just working to get ready for winter, working on culverts and looking forward to reimbursements for repairs through the Federal Highways Administration. Mr. Kimball said he heard the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was to be coming back to the area, but they had to make a stop in Boise and are taking care of business there first. FEMA may reach Bonners Ferry in November, but it’s still uncertain, according to Mr. Kimball. There are projects that have been submitted and are ready for approval. The projects have already been approved by the state so the county is waiting for FEMA to sign off. Atkins Canyon still has issues, according to Mr. Kimball.
Mr. Buckley said he is very busy with maintenance projects.
Ms. Painter said Extension Educator Amy Robertson is teaching a canning course in Latah County as there aren’t many canning instructors in North Idaho so the experts are shared. Ms. Painter presented Commissioners with a list of upcoming fall classes offered through the Extension Office. The fall farm to table dinner event was very successful and Ms. Painter listed the speakers at this event. The fundraising goals were exceeded. Ms. Painter listed the classes and programs coming up and gave a brief description of each class. Ms. Painter mentioned the Extension Office is looking at hiring a new 4H Coordinator.
Mr. Skeen said this week or next he will put up gates at the Highway 1/Highway 95 junction site. The State is going to put salt and sand in their building so the Solid Waste Department will put up gates so the monitored site can remain closed if the state property is open.
Assessor Ryals said his office is finishing up for the year and is working on new construction. The notices for people with new construction will be sent out on November 13th and there were approximately 70 new houses built this year, which is more than last year, according to Assessor Ryals.
Clerk Poston said department and office budget information has been handed out and the information is through September 30th so it is a fairly accurate representation.
Chairman Dinning said one thing that surprises people when they move to Boundary County is how inexpensive a building location permit is. Chairman Dinning said he knows of a facility that is under construction in the city limits and the cost of the city’s permit was over $13,000. We try to keep that down in the county and it’s reflective of how frugal the county is, according to Chairman Dinning. Road and Bridge Department Superintendent Clint Kimble said we don’t mind that cost at all, but he will need to visit about the need to have a refundable deposit in order to get these permits completed and done. Mr. Kimball said he has an entire drawer listing people who received their address, but they never completed their approach.
The elected officials/department heads meeting ended at 9:35 a.m.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to ratify the signing of Certificates of Residency for Makayla Fairchild, Makayla Vandenberg, Bailey Myers, Isaac Wilson, Kaleb Huseby, Gabriel See, Bayleigh Nielsen, Courtney Espinoza, Michael Cardinal, and Taylor Murad. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to sign Certificates of Residency for Abigail Gorton and Rachael Robinson. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to sign the Property Tax Cancellation form for parcel #RP62N01W015550A as the delinquent deferred taxes totaling $303.80 have been certified to the 2017 real property roll for collection. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to sign the Property Tax Collection form for parcel #MH62N03E22481AA cancelling $118.02 in taxes, $141.80 in specials, $5.20 in penalties, and $24.04 in interest for a total of $289.06 as the delinquent mobile home taxes have been certified to the 2017 real property roll for collection. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Kirby moved to approve the minutes of October 2 & 3, 2017. Commissioner Pinkerton second. Motion passed unanimously.
9:40 a.m., Commissioner Pinkerton moved to amend the agenda to add signing a professional services contract with Attorney Eric Anderson and Attorney Thomas Bushnell. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to sign the Professional Services Contract and Retainer as First Appearance Counsel for Indigent Persons with Attorney Eric Anderson. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to sign the Professional Services Contract and Retainer as Conflict Counsel for Indigent Persons with Attorney Thomas Bushnell. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to sign the Security Services Agreement for the Sheriff’s Office with Northern States Security and Investigations. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to authorize the Chairman to sign the County Extension Budget, University of Idaho College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension System for year 2018. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to adopt Resolution 2018-1. A resolution amending the schedule of starting wages. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously. Resolution 2018-1 reads as follows:
AMENDED SCHEDULE OF STARTING WAGES
WHEREAS, Boundary County has reviewed its employee policy pursuant to the authority conferred by Article XII, Section 2, of the Constitution of the State of Idaho and Title 31, Chapter 8, Idaho Code, and
WHEREAS, Boundary County is a political subdivision of the State of Idaho, operating under the provision and the laws of the State of Idaho, and as such is authorized and empowered to make decisions regarding its employees’ benefits; and
WHEREAS, the Boundary County Commissioners find it necessary to revise the Schedule of Starting Wages, and
WHEREAS, Rule 4B of the Boundary County Personnel Policy that was adopted as Resolution Number 2008-35 on September 30, 2008 allows the Board of County Commissioners to review and make adjustments to the Schedule of Starting Wages by resolution as required,
NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Board of Boundary County Commissioners that it is in the best interest of the County to amend the Schedule of Starting Wages as follows:
Grade 10/1/2017 10/1/2017
1 8.57 8.73
2 9.03 9.19
3 9.51 9.68
4 10.01 10.19
5 10.57 10.76
6 11.13 11.33
7 11.74 11.96
8 12.39 12.62
9 13.06 13.30
10 13.79 14.05
11 14.56 14.84
12 15.38 15.67
13 16.24 16.55
14 17.15 17.48
15 18.12 18.46
16 19.15 19.51
17 20.24 20.62
18 21.39 21.79
Effective 10-1-13 $.30 per hour shift differential for 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. shift work, unless assigned that shift in
job description. Holiday, sick, vacation, comp time, jury duty, and bereavement leave do not qualify for shift
*Law enforcement is defined as patrol deputies, detention deputies and courthouse security only.
THIS RESOLUTION shall be effective on October 1, 2017. PASSED AND APPROVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Boundary County, Idaho, on the 24th day of October, 2017.
COUNTY OF BOUNDARY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Dan R. Dinning, Chairman
LeAlan L. Pinkerton, Commissioner
Walt Kirby, Commissioner
Glenda Poston, Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners
Recorded as instrument #272195
County Civil Attorney Tevis Hull joined the meeting at 9:41 a.m.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to go into executive session pursuant to Idaho Code 74-206(1)f, to communicate with legal counsel for the public agency to discuss the legal ramifications of and legal options for pending litigation, or controversies not yet being litigated but imminently likely to be litigated. 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 10:00 a.m. No action was taken.
10:00 a.m., Commissioners held a public hearing to address a request received for them to reconsider their prior decision to approve Planning and Zoning Application #17-051, which is an application for a short plat subdivision requested by Ted and Joy Liljestam. Present were: Chairman Dan Dinning, Commissioner LeAlan Pinkerton, Commissioner Walt Kirby, Clerk Glenda Poston, Deputy Clerk Michelle Rohrwasser, County Civil Attorney Tevis Hull, Planning and Zoning Administrator John Moss, Applicant Joy Liljestam, August Diel, and Jean Diel. The hearing was recorded.
Chairman Dinning said Commissioners are addressing the request they received to reconsider their prior decision to approve Planning and Zoning Application 17-051. Chairman Dinning listed who was in attendance at the hearing. Commissioners stated they did not have a conflict.
Chairman Dinning said as it pertains to this request for reconsideration, Commissioners had made a prior decision to allow the short plat subdivision and that decision is what is being requested for reconsideration by Mr. and Ms. Diel. Commissioners can uphold their previous decision, in which there is the ability to file a formal appeal to the courts once that decision is in writing. If Commissioners deny the application, the appeal time to the courts also starts once the decision is in writing. If the application is denied, the applicants have the ability to file a new application. Chairman Dinning explained that Commissioners can only reconsider information that had been included in the original prior hearing. Commissioners did receive the letter from Attorney John Finney and the concerns in this letter are the same concerns that were raised during the prior public hearing. Attorney Hull agreed to Chairman Dinning’s statement and added that in addition to the Diels there were four other people who had signed a letter indicating similar type arguments.
Chairman Dinning said no new public input will be considered today as this is for Commissioners to reconsider their prior decision. The original public hearing was held on April 18, 2017, and the cut off time for receiving written comment was April 11, 2017. Chairman Dinning briefly listed members of the public who had signed a letter requesting Commissioners deny the application to include Jaak Sanders, Cynthia Stovall-Sanders, David Cardinaletti, and Patricia Cardinaletti. A written request for denial dated April 18, 2017, signed by August and Jean Diel was also received by Commissioners. The applicants had written a letter dated April 20, 2017, and Panhandle Health District submitted a letter dated April 25, 2017.
Chairman Dinning said public comment was taken on April 18, 2017, and continued to April 25, 2017, in order to allow Commissioners time to address issues with their legal counsel regarding the language in the county’s ordinance. Public comment was no longer allowed after the public hearing on April 25, 2017. The portion of the county ordinance Commissioners were waiting on was Section 11.3.6. Commissioners voted to approve the short plat subdivision and then as allowed per Idaho Code, there was a request for reconsideration. Chairman Dinning said the Findings and Decision for Application #17-051 was signed by Commissioners on May 1, 2017, but was not published until August 21, 2017. The Diels did file their request for reconsideration in a timely fashion on August 30, 2017.
Chairman Dinning said the issue of the reconsideration is the language of the then Boundary County Ordinance, Section 11.3.6., which allows for a rural subdivision through the short plat process and that process is filed directly with Boundary County Commissioners. One of the arguments made at that point was that the covenants of the subdivision did not allow a split of lots. The owner’s certificate did show that a subdivision of lots is permissible when taken through a formal subdivision process. The short plat process is a formal procedure. The county’s rural subdivision at the time, Chapter 11.3.6., states that subdivision by short plat to create lots primarily intended for residential development where each lot meets or exceeds net development density of a zone district in which it lies and where no lot created is less than 2.5 acres in size. The minimum size in this zone is five acres. Chairman Dinning said this is problematic language as it says “where no lot created is less than 2.5 acres in size.” If this language had not been in the ordinance, Commissioners would probably have denied the application and that had been the advice of the county’s civil counsel. Chairman Dinning added that the ambiguity of the 2.5 acre lot minimum is what was considered and he believes that language has been fixed across the board, but Commissioners are dealing with the language in the ordinance that was in existence at that point in time. Attorney Hull said that was correct.
Chairman Dinning said at this point Commissioners need to discuss whether to uphold their previous decision or to deny the application.
Attorney Hull said when considering Section 11.3.6., not only is the language referencing 2.5 acres in there, which is confusing at best, and as mentioned this language was taken out at a later time, but we are dealing with this ordinance. Attorney Hull said the other thing is when you look under the five acre minimum zone for rural residential, Section 15.10.1., this language states the standard net residential density is five acres. The problem with a rural subdivision, Section 11.3.6., is that it talks about net development density of the zone district, which doesn’t comport to the five acres, according to Attorney Hull. Attorney Hull said it was a language problem drafted into these ordinances and that causes additional ambiguity.
Commissioner Pinkerton said he feels that Commissioners have discussed all of the information and they did realize during the hearing that there were all these ambiguities and differences in the language of the ordinance, but that doesn’t change anything today as Commissioners are still looking at approving or denying the application based on the ordinance at the time. Those ambiguities existed at the time and although they have been corrected today, it doesn’t change the fact that at the time the ambiguities were there and Commissioners decided on that. Commissioner Pinkerton said that he doesn’t see anything new that would change that. Commissioner Kirby had no comment to add.
Chairman Dinning said Commissioners are at the point of making a motion if there is no further discussion and can uphold the previous decision or deny the application.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved, based on facts Commissioners discussed during the previous hearing, to uphold Commissioners’ prior decision as it pertains to Planning and Zoning Application #17-051. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
Attorney Hull said the only thing he wants to make clear, as far Commissioners referring to previous letters, there is also a staff report that Commissioners received, the staff analysis, the application, comments made through April 18, 2017, and any information Commissioners may have received on April 25, 2017. Attorney Hull said he also doesn’t have any problem including Attorney John Finney’s letter dated October 23, 2017, as it reiterates what the Diels’ position was and the recognition of the problems with the statute.
Chairman Dinning addressed Mr. Diel and Ms. Diel to make sure they know they have the right to appeal Commissioners’ decision to District Court. Attorney Hull said just to note for a procedural standpoint, now that the Commissioners have made their decision he will provide the Findings and get that information out.
The public hearing for Commissioners to reconsider their prior approval of Planning and Zoning Application #17-051 ended at 10:19 a.m.
Clerk Poston and Commissioners discussed general budget matters.
Commissioners recessed for a short break.
10:54 a.m., Deputy Clerk Nancy Ryals joined the meeting.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to go into closed session pursuant to Idaho Code 31-874. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously. 10:58 a.m., Commissioner Kirby moved to go out of closed session. Commissioner Pinkerton second. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Kirby moved to deny indigent cases 2017-25, 2017-26 and 2017-27. Commissioner Pinkerton second. Motion passed unanimously.
Deputy Clerk Ryals left the meeting at 10:59 a.m.
11:00 a.m., Road and Bridge Department Superintendent Clint Kimball joined the meeting to give the department report and to discuss a matter pertaining to a road naming issue. Also present was Road and Bridge Department Assistant Superintendent Renee Nelson and County Mapper Olivia Drake.
Ms. Nelson presented Commissioners with a plat map showing them the road in question, which is located in the vicinity of Roosevelt Road, Champs Road and Northwest Energy Logs in the Hidden Meadows Subdivision. Ms. Nelson said there is a subdivision created on Emerson Drive as it is written. Ms. Drake said the lots of the subdivision were platted and listed on the plat are the easements. It was explained that this subdivision is not located within the Moyie City limits. It was said the original question for County Civil Attorney Tevis Hull that got us to this point was that Emerson Drive takes of off Champs Road and continues on, but this part of Emerson Drive is not built and it would be a private road. A property owner has approached Road and Bridge about putting a mobile home on their property and they need a 911 address. With what Ms. Drake has learned, Champs Road and Emerson Drive create an addressing issue as the Road and Bridge Department doesn’t know where this road is going as it is not completed. The gentleman’s property accesses Roosevelt Road so he was given a temporary address off of Roosevelt Road.
It was said the next scenario is that the county also already has an Emerson Lane located off of Cow Creek Road so that doesn’t meet the County’s Road Standards as you cannot have variations of the same road name. At the time this plat was done it was after the Road Naming Ordinance was adopted, but this plat was done without first talking to former Mapper Gary Falcon about a road name. Chairman Dinning said we have the ability, through the county’s ordinance to change a road name so do we want to look into that? Chairman Dinning said he can understand addressing through a platted area, because the rest of the road is not in existence beyond the plat so there should be no name there. It was said Road and Bridge can address the gentleman’ property off of Roosevelt Road, but any new request will fall under a new road name. Chairman Dinning stated if the road is extended, we will deal with how that looks at that time. In this area, Champs Road is the only way out, physically. Commissioner Kirby said this other road really needs to be finished. Chairman Dinning asked if it could be checked to see if the road was a condition of the subdivision and he added that he does think there needs to be a road name change. Those present discussed trying to determine a specific 90 degree corner on this proposed road in order to determine at which point to rename it. Chairman Dinning asked what happens if a road name on a plat needs to be changed. Ms. Drake said a vote would be taken, etc.
Ms. Nelson and Ms. Drake left the meeting.
Mr. Kimball provided a written department report and said it is business as usual. There was damage sustained to the guardrail on Paradise Valley Hill and he hopes to receive reimbursement. Last week Road and Bridge worked on patching asphalt. Mr. Kimball said he received a pile of crushed asphalt from the state at a good rate and it is good for patching areas when it is heated up so he will see how it holds up. Mr. Kimball said Road and Bridge has done as much improving to the Moyie River Road as they can do for now. There are a few areas that are a bit rough, but you can travel at 35 miles per hour fairly comfortably. The asphalt is nice on Mirror Lake Road as well. Mr. Kimball said he talked to the state as far as improvements to Highway 95 and about getting additional grindings. Mr. Kimball said as far as increased traffic, the state does not designate any detour routes.
Mr. Kimball said Road and Bridge has been making sand when there is nothing pressing and at this time all three graders are out running.
Mr. Kimball presented Commissioners with quotes he sought for kiln dried brine salt and sodium chloride and he explained the Idaho Code Statute as it pertains to cost levels for quotes versus bids. These quotes were under $50,000 so it didn’t require going through the formal bidding process, according to Mr. Kimball.
Mr. Kimball said quotes were provided by Doug Andrus Distributing, Roadwise, Inc., and Salt Distributors, Inc. All quotes include delivery, according to Mr. Kimball.
The quote from Salt Distributors was $145 per ton for kiln dried brine salt and $125 per ton for sodium chloride road salt. The quote from Roadwise was $142 per ton for kiln dried brine salt and $112 per ton for sodium chloride road salt. The quote from Doug Andrus Distributing was $109 per ton for kiln dried brine salt and $93.65 per ton for sodium chloride road salt.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to accept the quote from Doug Andrus Distributing for $109 per ton for kiln dried brine salt and $93.65 per ton for sodium chloride road salt. Commissioner Kirby second. Motion passed unanimously.
11:27 a.m., County Civil Attorney Tevis Hull joined the meeting.
Commissioner Pinkerton moved to go into executive session pursuant to Idaho Code 74-206(1)f, to communicate with legal counsel for the public agency to discuss the legal ramifications of and legal options for pending litigation, or controversies not yet being litigated but imminently likely to be litigated. 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 11:48 a.m. No action was taken.
The meeting with Mr. Kimball ended at 11:48 a.m.
Attorney Hull left the meeting.
Commissioners brought Mr. Brown up to speed on certain subjects.
Commissioner Kirby moved to amend the agenda to allow Commissioners to sign a letter of support for Selkirk Pend Oreille Transit Authority’s (SPOT) in their efforts to obtain grant funding as it is a time sensitive matter. Commissioner Pinkerton second. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioners recessed for lunch at 12:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m., Commissioners reconvened for the afternoon session with Chairman Dan Dinning, Commissioner LeAlan Pinkerton, Commissioner Walt Kirby, Clerk Glenda Poston, and Deputy Clerk Michelle Rohrwasser.
1:30 p.m., Solid Waste Department Superintendent Claine Skeen and Assistant Superintendent Eric Olson joined the meeting.
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 meeting with Mr. Skeen and Mr. Olson ended at 2:30 p.m., and Commissioners remained in executive session.
The executive session ended at 2:48 p.m. No action was taken.
Commissioner Kirby moved to sign the Findings for Planning and Zoning Application #17-051 as it pertains to the request for Commissioners to reconsider their prior decision for this application. Commissioner Pinkerton second. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Kirby left the meeting.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 3:30 p.m.
DAN R. DINNING, Chairman
GLENDA POSTON, Clerk
By: Michelle Rohrwasser, Deputy Clerk