MARCH 25, 2010

Clearwater County Commissioners news

Board accepts bid for magnesium chloride from Atlas Sand and Rock

March 15

   The Board of County Commissioners held a bid opening on March 8 for magnesium chloride for Clearwater Road and Bridge department and for Clearwater Highway District. The bids solicited were for 400 tons of magnesium chloride delivered to Orofino and 400 tons delivered to Weippe. By unanimous vote at the March 15 meeting, the Board accepted the bid from Atlas Sand and Rock.

Catering permit

   The Board and Sheriff Chris Goetz approved and signed the catering permit for the Timber Inn. This will be used for the Pierce-Weippe Chamber of Commerce Auction held on May 1.

RBS funding

   The Recreational Boating Safety (RBS) funding agreement was reviewed. The RBS allocation for Clearwater County is $44,456.83 from the Vessel Account Fund for Federal Fiscal Year 2010. The County participated in the redistribution formula for boat registration funds and waterways revenue will be approximately the same as last year.

Public hearing

   The Board held a public hearing on a petition to vacate a portion of Lot 5 of Larsen Addition Subdivision filed by Dorian and Patricia Larsen. A portion of the platted subdivision which petitioners seek to have vacated was never intended to be part of the original plat. No other landowner will be affected as a result of the vacation of the land in question.

   Upon deliberation of the findings and testimony the Board unanimously approved the vacation of a portion of Lot 5 of Larsen Addition Subdivision in SW1/4NE1/4 and SE!/4NW1/4, Section 22, Township 38 North, Range 2 East, Boise Meridian, Clearwater County, Idaho, by Order of the County Commissioners.

Pollution insurance binder

   The Board approved the request to accept the pollution insurance binder for the hauling of solid waste from KBC Transport. Wally Burchak explained that the annual premium is the same as last year at $1,475.38.

Woody Biomass

   Also approved and signed was the Renewable Energy Enterprise Zone (REEZ) Program Contract number CON0029 for the Woody Biomass CHP Feasibility Study.

Interagency cooperation

   Resolution #10-03-05 was approved and signed. This is to promote interagency cooperation and provide support statewide for efficient and effective use of the local and private resources to achieve public safety wireless radio interoperable communications for local and private public safety agencies. It also appoints Don Gardner and Rick Miller to the governing board, with Sheriff Goetz as the alternate.

Salary claims

   Salary claims for the period of 1/24/10 to 2/20/10 were approved and paid in the following amounts: Current Expense-$54,184.94; Road and Bridge-$30,498.03; Ambulance-$13,854.27; Court-$11,467.18; Justice Sheriff-$60,150.58; Justice Jail-$19,065.53; Justice Prosecuting Attorney-$15,372.03; Social Services-$2,310.40; Revaluation-$9,107.23; E-911-$982.57 Solid Waste-$8,017.91; Weed Control-$1,892.40; Waterways-$2,677.92. Total payroll expenses were $229,634.99.

   There were five 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.