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JUNE 3, 2010
Clearwater County Commissioners news
Konkolville Water System Upgrade Project discussed
The Professional Services
Contract for Grant Administration with CEDA for the Konkolville Water System
Upgrade Project ICDBG-10-II-12-PF was presented at the May 24 Board of
The County sponsored the CDBG to receive funding of $360,000 for construction of a new water distribution system to serve the Konkolville Addition. The Board approved and signed the MOU with Konkolville Water Company and the Professional Services Contract with CEDA for the Konkolville Water System Upgrade Project ICDBG-10-II-12-9F.
Employee medical benefits
Tim Marks from the Gem Plan presented information on the County’s participation in the employee’s medical benefits. The Gem Plan board reached a decision on the premiums based on the County employee’s claims. The independent auditor’s report was reviewed. The plan is in compliance with the department of insurance. There are monies beyond the start costs and monies in reserve.
The claims information for the County was reviewed. The loss ratio is what is paid in premiums in proportion to what is paid out in claims. The County is running at 95 percent, which is a little over the average. The pooling concept works. The County loss ratio is running close to the industry standards. It was decided there wouldn’t be a savings going to a private insurance company.
The new health care law was reviewed. Updates are being monitored daily. The rules and regulations are not defined yet. One rule is the age of dependents is increased to the age of 26 years. The rules haven’t been defined and the effective date has not been established. The law focuses on expansion so everybody will have some medical coverage, control health care costs and improve the health care delivery system.
Exhibit building, barn and arena improvements
The Board met with fair board
members Jeannie Hood, Linda Applington, Diana Colgan, Oreta Stuart and Alan
Hengen and City Administrator Rick Laam regarding concerns for improvements in
The FY 2009 independent audit was reviewed with Phil Nuxoll and Kathy Smolinski from Presnell Gage and County Clerk Carrie Bird and County Treasurer Jeannie Johnson. Nuxoll explained that the audit is composed of a financial statement and a multi-part report. The report will have to be adopted and then an official copy filed with the state legislative auditor and federal single clearing house auditor.
County’s net worth improves
The net worth of the County improved over 2009 up to $10,242,365 for assets. The total is net assets. The balance sheet, in fund balance and the changes in fund balance were reviewed. The reconciliation of statement of revenues, expenditures and changes in fund balances are explained in the statement of activities. The Board accepted the 2009 Financial Statements and directed Presnell and Gage to release the report to the State and Federal agencies.
The Board approved and signed
expense claims. The Board approved and signed the catering permit for RC Ball
Log Inn LLC for May 29 in
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.