February 11, 2010

Clearwater County Commissioners news

Extension agents discuss State’s request to consolidate programs

   Extension agents Sarah Schumacher and Randy Brooks met with the Clearwater County Board of Commissioners at their Feb. 1 meeting to discuss the State’s request to consolidate the College and Agriculture Extension Programs and the State 4-H Program. The State announced that there will have to be a 22 percent reduction for the overall budget for 2010-2011. The extension office covers multiple counties for several of their programs.

   The State is looking to maintain someone for education in every county but will consolidate programs. The local office has already implemented multi-county programs. The consensus of the Commissioners is to offer support of the local office at the IAC meetings this week.

Liquor license renewals

   The Board approved and signed expense claims. The Board approved and signed liquor license renewals for Riverside Sport Shop.

Salary claims

   Salary claims for the period of 12/27/09 to 1/23/10 were approved and paid in the following amounts: Current Expense-$54,449.90; Road and Bridge-$30,480.67; Ambulance-$15,322.05; Court-$11,865.94; Justice Sheriff-$61,214.58; Justice Jail-$21,318.97; Justice Prosecuting Attorney-$15,535.06; Social Services-$2,310.40; Revaluation-$9,107.20; E-911-$1,146.93 Solid Waste-$8,017.17; Weed Control-$1,892.40; Waterways-$3,040.95. Total payroll expenses were $235,702.22.

CSAW Grant

   Juvenile services update was reviewed with Director Alana Curtis. There is an opportunity to participate in a CSAW Grant. At the CSAW meeting they presented a request for a diversion program to be operated by Juvenile Services. This is a program similar to CICOY coordination. The first time misdemeanor offenders will be diverted over to this person.

Legislative conference

   The elected officials will be attending the Idaho Association of Counties Mid-Winter Legislative Conference in Boise.

   There were two executive sessions held to discuss personnel, contract negotiations and indigent matters. Present for the meeting was Chairman Don Ebert and Commissioners Stan Leach and John Allen.