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.

Clearwater Soil and Water Conservation District Annie Connor telephoned in to get approval for Letter of Support on the Calhoun Road Upgrade. Connor is working with Potlatch/Deltic and Idaho Department of Lands on an EPA319 grant to upgrade the major stream crossings.

The Board approved and signed the Letter of Support.

Clearwater County Economic Development Chris St. Germaine met with the Board to present the Letters of Support for each project areas: City of Orofino, Weippe and Elk River including connecting immediately adjacent residence and businesses in the County. The Idaho Department of Commerce is managing a broadband grant program where cities, counties and tribes are eligible applicants and funds are passed through to for profit telecommunications providers.

The Board approved and signed the Letters of Support.

Bill Warren, for the Extension Office, met with the Board to give an update on the Extension happenings. He gave a list of his Extension and 4-H updates from March 9, 2020 to July 13, 2020.

Clerk Carrie Bird presented the Letter of Intent to leverage CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds to cover payroll expenses for public safety and public health employees.

The Board approved and signed the estimated payroll allocation.

The Board convened as the Board of Equalization for the final decision and actions. The BOE approved the request to adjust the value of RP37N01W341214A. The BOE adjourned the BOCC reconvened for the session.

The Board approved and signed expense and payroll claims.

June/July 2020 expense claims were approved and ordered to be paid in the following amounts: Current Expense-$87,123.03; Road & Bridge-$26,963.59; Ambulance-$15,908.56; District Court-$5,088.33; Justice Fund-$22,510.84; Interlock & Electronic Monitor 10-$176.00; Drug Court-$1,000.43; Social Services-$22,124.95; Parks and Recreation-$136.44; Revaluation-$1,398.39; Enhanced 911-$6,030.72; Solid Waste-$62,387.28; Weeds-$4,637.15; Waterways-$122.85; Dent Bridge Trust-$42.37; Insurance & Grants-$6,797.40; Sex Offender-$120.00; Odyssey Court Trust-$5,976.24. Total expenses for June/July were $268,544.57.

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

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