The Board of Clearwater County Commissioners participated in the GemPlan Board of Trustees nomination and election process at the Dec. 10 meeting. Since Clearwater County is the only County in District II, an elected official from Clearwater County is entitled to become a Trustee of the GemPlan. The Board nominated Commissioner Rick Winkel.

The Board received a ballot for the 2018 election for the Catastrophic Health Care Cost Program Board Members. The Board voted for Greg Johnson, Lewis County Commissioner for District 2.

The Board approved by consensus to sign a Certificate of Residency for students attending a community college.

The Board approved and signed the Modification of Grant or Agreement between USDA Forest Service and Clearwater County. This New Annual Grooming Plan Modification that is adding FY 2019 Financial and Annual Opening Plan (AOP).

The Board held an open public hearing for Adopting a Historic Preservation Ordinance. Clearwater County Economic Development Director Chris St. Germaine presented the Ordinance.

The Board approved the Ordinance #48 request as presented.

The Board also approved and signed expense claims.

November 2018 expense claims were approved and ordered to be paid in the following amounts: Current Expense-$43,360.98; Road & Bridge-$69,763.90; Ambulance-$50,627.93; District Court-$5,324.51; Justice Fund-$51,655.14; Drug Court-$3,568.37; Health District-$16,428.75; Social Services-$24,785.00; Parks and Recreation-$77.46; Revaluation-$278.68; Enhanced 911-$57.38; Solid Waste-$64,102.89; Weeds-$72.82; Waterways-$2,720.14; Dent Bridge Trust-$44.74; Insurance & Grants-$17,652.35; Sex Offender-$80.00; Interlock & Electronic Monitor-$56.00; Odyssey Court Trust-$4,925.37. Total expenses for November were $355,582.41.

There were five executive sessions held to discuss indigents and personnel that are exempt from disclosure. Present were Chairman Don Ebert and Commissioners John Smith and Rick Winkel.

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