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Sheriff Chris Goetz provided a report from his Department at the Board of Clearwater County Commissioners July 12 meeting. He gave an update on the surrounding fires. Road closures were put on Grandad and Captain Cabin.

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John Smith met with the Board of Clearwater County Commissioners to discuss Historic Lower Fords Creek Designation at the July 6 meeting. He presented maps and documents that Archer Lane is the original Lower Fords Creek Road.

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Chief Deputy Mitch Jared provided a report from the Department at the June 21 Clearwater County Board of Commissioners’ meeting. Sheriff Goetz was attending a conference in Arizona. Jared gave an update on the recent river boat races.

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The Board of Clearwater County Commissioners discussed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds the County will be receiving at their June 14 meeting. Present were the other elected officials. Clerk Carrie Bird gave the Department heads a copy of the U.S. Treasury Interim Final Rule & G…

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Road & Bridge Supervisor Rudy Knapik reported on the road crew work at the Board of Clearwater County Commissioners June 1 meeting. Knapik presented Resolution No. 21-06-10 for review on surplus for excess scrap iron plate. The Board approved Resolution No. 21-06-10.

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Idaho Transportation Department Engineer Doral Hoff and Bob Schumacher met with the Board of Clearwater County Commissioners last week to discuss slide repair on Highway 11 (MP42.3). ITD first noticed cracking in early April. The road has gotten progressively worse. There will be alternating…

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The Board of Clearwater County Commissioners went to the Auditor’s Office to view the Ballot Accuracy Test for the May 18, 2021 election at their May 10 meeting. Clerk Carrie Bird demonstrated the ballot counting machine with the test deck from the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office. The repo…

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Clearwater County Economic Development Director Chris St. Germaine met with the Board regarding the County’s annual pledge towards her position. The Board approved and signed the document to support the Clearwater County Economic Development Director position with a pledge of $12,000.

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Clearwater Soil and Water Conservation District Tim Roehr gave the Board a Request for Funding Support Letter at the April 26 Board of Clearwater County Commissioners’ meeting. The District is requesting $10,000 from the County FY 2021 Budget for support of their General Operating Funds.

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Clearwater County Economic Development Chris St. Germaine presented the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation Grant Agreement Project for clearing Off Roads Motor Vehicles on National Recreational Trails at the Board of Clearwater County Commissioners’ April 19 meeting.

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Sheriff Goetz provided a report from the Sheriff’s Department at the April 12 meeting of the Board of Clearwater County Commissioners. Sheriff Goetzpresented the M2 Camera Automation Agreement between M2 Automation & Control Services, Inc. and Clearwater County. M2 will be providing 61 n…

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Don Ebert met with the Board of Clearwater County Commissioners at their April 5 meeting to request to rename the Weippe Ambulance shed. The Board approved on renaming the Weippe Ambulance shed to Rhoads Building.

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Chris Barger with the Clearwater Jet Boat Club received approval from the Board for the Letter of Support for the Clearwater River Rush Jet Boat Race at the Board of Clearwater County Commissioners March 29 meeting.

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Road & Bridge Supervisor Rudy Knapik reported on the road crew work at the Monday, March 22 Board of Clearwater County Commissioners meeting. Knapik presented the LHTAC Safety Grant for Guardrail and Winter Signs.

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Deputy Clerk JoAnn Davis presented the new HOW Benefits (Health through Oral Wellness) at the Monday, March 8 Board of Clearwater County Commissioners meeting. The new programs from Delta Dental of Idaho are Amplifon Hearing Health Care and Z Sonic Toothbrush Discount Program. There is no co…

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GIS Lauri Stifianick presented a Request for Road Name for Band Mill Road and Upper Fords Creek Road at the Board of Clearwater County Commissioners’ Monday, March 1 meeting. The owners are PotlatchDeltic Land & Lumber. They are requesting the names of Elderberry Drive and Badger Ridge (…

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Clearwater County Commissioners appointed new members Jake Pruit and Tye Barnett to the Planning & Zoning Commission at the Board of Clearwater County Commissioners Feb. 22 meeting.

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Emergency Management Director Don Gardner presented the Resolution No. 21-2-4 for District 2 Interoperable Governance Board (DIGB II) to procure a Fiber Line at the Feb. 16 Board of Clearwater County Commissioners meeting.

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Audrey Steiner met with the Board of Clearwater County Commissioners on Monday, Feb. 8, to discuss the Clearwater County Senior Citizens Inc. The Senior Meal Site provides two meals a week for individuals over 60 years of age within a 5-mile delivery radius of the center. The Center delivers…

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The Board of Clearwater County Commissioners discussed the Facilities Lease for Medical Park Plaza Facility between Clearwater County and Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics, Inc. at their Jan. 19 meeting.

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Clearwater County IT Administrator Jenne Lacey presented the Ziply Fiber contract to the Board of Clearwater County Commissioners at their Dec. 28 meeting. The Board approved and signed the Ziply Contract.

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The Board of Clearwater County Commissioners held an open public hearing on Monday, Dec. 14, to consider the information and recommendations from the Nov. 18 Planning & Zoning (P&Z) meeting. The Board heard the following application.

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Ambulance captain for Clearwater County Ambulance, Molly Stanley, and Clearwater County Emergency Management Coordinator Don Gardner gave an update on the ambulance department to the Clearwater County Board of Commissioners at their Dec. 7 meeting. The Board appointed Gardner as interim dire…

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Marge Kuchynke, Project Manager for Deyo Reservoir Campground, presented a letter of support for Deyo Reservoir to the Weippe Fraser Recreation District in their request for grant funds from Idaho Parks and Recreation at the Nov. 23 Board of Clearwater County Commissioners meeting. The reque…

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Cassidy Leidheiser from the Orofino High School presented the Clearwater County Ambulance District a check for $1,023.87 for her Senior Project “The Maniac Challenge” (Non-Traditional Obstacle Race) at the Board of Clearwater County Commissioners Nov. 16 meeting. The Board thanked her for he…

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Clerk Carrie Bird presented the official Canvass of ballots from the Nov. 3 election at the Board of Clearwater County Commissioners Nov. 9 meeting. The results were reviewed.

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Solid Waste Manager Janelle Smith met with the Board of Clearwater County Commissioners to give an update in that Department. Smith received a letter from Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for approval on the design for Timberline Non-Municipal Landfill. The DEQ received the modifica…

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The Board of Clearwater County Commissioners attended the Ballot Accuracy Test during their Oct. 26 meeting. Clerk Carrie Bird demonstrated the ballot counting with the test deck of voted ballots.

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Road & Bridge Supervisor Rudy Knapik gave an update on the work crew at the Board of Clearwater County Commissioners Oct. 19 meeting.

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A Zoning Conditional Use request was made (ZC20200088) by AT&T to construct a telecommunications tower. This property zoned F-1, the Low Density Rural District is located in Section 8, Township 36 North, Range 2 East, at 77 Grasser Lane, Orofino.

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Sheriff Chris Goetz provided a report from the Sheriff’s Department to the Board of Clearwater County Commissioners at their Oct. 5 meeting. He gave an update on the recent missing Orofino man Jon Walton.

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Clerk Carrie Bird presented the Clearwater County levies to the Board of Clearwater County Commissioners at their Sept. 21 meeting. The Clerk is prepared to certify the levies for the County.

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The Board of Clearwater County Commissioners held an open public hearing to consider the information and recommendations from the Aug. 15 Planning & Zoning (P&Z) meeting. The Board heard the following application:

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Sheriff Chris Goetz met with the Board of Clearwater County Commissioners to give an update at the Sept. 7 meeting. Sunnyside Complex fire was approximately 500 acres at the time and had burned multiple structures within the complex. Utility crews were currently working at multiple locations…

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The Board of Clearwater County Commissioners held a public hearing to consider the adoption of the FY 2020/2021 Clearwater County Budget and County Ambulance Budget at their Aug. 24 meeting. The County Budget amount is $14,999,120.00. The Ambulance Budget amount is $999,099.00. The total FY …

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Kelli Jensen Savage with Idaho Gold Star Families Memorial Monument telephoned in to discuss the Idaho Gold Star Families Monument with the Board of Clearwater County Commissioners at their Aug. 17 meeting. This monument will be a permanent tribute to all of Idaho’s fallen and families who b…

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Clerk Carrie Bird presented the contract for the Precinct Central Electronic Poll Book Contract through the CARES Act Funding to the Board of Clearwater County Commissioners at the Aug. 10 meeting. The Board approved and signed the contract for the E Poll Books.

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Sheriff Chris Goetz provided a report from the department at the Board of Clearwater County Commissioners Aug. 3 meeting. The Sheriff needed approval for the Stancil Upgrade. The Stancil Digital Recording System upgrade configured with 24 analog recording channels. The annual system support …

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Clerk Carrie Bird presented the information on purchasing Tenex Software Solutions at the Board of Clearwater County Commissioners July 20 meetintg. She is purchasing E Pollbooks for the November 2020 election. The Board approved the purchase of the Tenex Software.

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Clearwater County Ambulance Director Darby Zick met with the Board of Clearwater County Commissioners on Monday, July 13, to give an update on her department. She discussed the two new positions, Paramedic (EMT-P) and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), that she will be hiring.

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Clearwater County Fair Board Members Diana Colgan and Dennis Fuller met with the Board of Clearwater County Commissioners to give an update on the County Fair at the Commissioners’ July 6 meeting.

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Clearwater County Ambulance Director Darby Zick presented the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund from Innovia Foundation to the Board of Clearwater County Commissioners at their June 29 meeting.. The Recovery Fund has been approved for funding in the amount of $3,000.