JUNE 24, 2010

Clearwater County Commissioners news

State’s funding and budget for Juvenile Services discussed

   Jim Crowley and Dawn Wilson from Idaho Department Juvenile Corrections, Alana Curtis from Juvenile Services and Clearwater County Clerk Carrie Bird met with the Clearwater County Board of Commissioners at the June 14 meeting to review the State’s funding and budget for Juvenile Services.

   The historical year information for distribution of the JAC and Tobacco Tax funds to the Counties was presented. The quarterly payments for the JAC funds will run approximately the same. The tobacco tax payments will drop some in 2010 and 2011 will drop significantly. The small counties are impacted because the tobacco tax distribution is not controlled by the State but by revenue that comes into the State. The FY 2011 combined funds is slated at $41,143 down from $50,916 for FY 2010 for a difference of $9,773.

Public auction

   The Board held a public auction to sell excess real property that was determined as no longer being used by the County. Four properties were sold to the highest bidder for a total of $135,605.

 Consolidated elections

   Clerk Carrie Bird presented information on the costs to set up a budget for the consolidated elections. The State mandates an election budget created for elections. The State is providing $59,885.00 for annual expenses to run the consolidated elections for County, City and Schools. The consensus is to set the proposed budget with a full time person and other personnel as needed.

Expense, payroll claims

   The Board approved and signed expense and payroll claims. The Board also approved and signed Resolution No. 10-06-10 clarifying the previous resolution on the tax exemption given to Empire Lumber Company.

   May 2010 expense claims were approved and ordered to be paid in the following amounts: Current Expense-$57,569.13; Road & Bridge-$86,930.26; Ambulance-$46,150.40; District Court-$4,318.32; Justice Fund-$50,401.65; Drug Court-$1800.00; Social Services-$36,534.89; Parks and Recreation -$209.99; Revaluation-$883.18; Enhanced 911-$290.02; Solid Waste-$40,484.62; Current Expense Tort-$4,280.22; Weeds-$1,472.73; Waterways $1,501.05; Dent Bridge Trust-$550.54; Insurance & Grants-$4,790.67; CAT Fund Trust-$17,621.41; Hospital Loan Trust Account-$6,712.58; DMV Trust 9112-$52.45; Court Trust 9110-$102,443.93. Total expenses for May were $464,998.04.

   There were four 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.