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APRIL 29, 2010

Clearwater County Commissioners news

 Commissioners announce official opening of Dworshak State Park

   The Board of Clearwater County Commissioners announced Dworshak State Park will be officially opened on Saturday, May 1, at their Monday, April 19 meeting. The Idaho Parks and Recreation Board will meet Tuesday and Wednesday, May 11 and 12 in Orofino. The Search and Rescue will provide a barbecue at 5:30 p.m. on the evening of May 10. The Sheriff requested notification if anyone from the public is attending dinner and will accept donations.

   The Board approved and signed expense and payroll claims. The Board also approved and signed the Agreements for Use of Facilities for Polling Places for the Primary and General Elections.

Aggregate agreement approved

   The Board approved and signed the agreement with Tripco for the aggregate crushing and hauling.

Grangemont Road

   They approved to open Grangemont Road from the old Grangemont School to town and other upper elevation county roads to hauling. It was agreed upon to open the upper end of the Grangemont Road from the old school to Hollywood with a load limit of 65,000 lbs. for heavy hauling.

   The Board approved signage for both ends of the Grangemont Road with the start date explaining the construction time for the Grangemont Road project. The hauling will have to be limited during that time.

County Soil Conservation

   The Board met with members of County Soil Conservation District (Bruce Hanson, Bob Reggear, Dave Daniels and Kelly Rosellini) for an update on the Districtís programs, the five year plan and the 2010/2011 fiscal year budget.

   The function of the Conservation districts has been under legislative review and as a result of the review was the passage of HB576. This legislation provides for amendments to the existing code for soil conservation districts. They will still provide assistance to private land owners on natural resource issues. The legislation provides for election of a new chair and allows for a three year transition period.

   The five year plan was reviewed with Kelly Rosellini. The statutory requirements mandate the amendment of the five year plan. The outline of the district priorities for work projects was updated. The highest priority is water quality and resource program for this district. One focus is the watershed and documentation of the resources for the area. The district keeps their focus on water quality and local resources.

   They invited the Commissioners to a legislative tour on Wednesday, June 23 of the area at the Big Eddy Marina, to be hosted by the Clearwater Conservation District. This will be open to the area elected officials, legislative officials to view local agencies programs.

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