The Board of Clearwater County Commissioners met with Andrew Skowlund, Northfork District Ranger for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, for an update on forest service projects at the Board’s Feb. 19 meeting. Sheriff Goetz and Emergency Management Don Gardner attended the meeting.

The Forest Service information discussed included the current logging activity being closed for the season, and the new forest service office on Highway 12 is coming along, siding is coming up, interior walls are up and the electrical is beginning.

Nearly all subcontractors and materials are being locally sourced. Planned occupancy is sometime in October 2019.

The Board held a public hearing for the pending tax deeds. Treasurer Dawn Erlewine presented three parcels and met the statutory requirements for the process for properties that have delinquent taxes.

Upon recommendation the Board approved the Treasurer to issue tax deeds in favor of the County.

Road & Bridge Department employees Dave Holland and Pam Jones reported on the road crew work. A new cardboard trailer was purchased.

The Board approved for Holland to advertise for new hires at the Road & Bridge Department.

The Board approved and signed expense claims.

There were four executive sessions held to discuss indigents and personnel that are exempt from disclosure. Present were Chairman Rick Winkel and Commissioners John Smith and Mike Ryan.

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