The Board of County Commissioners of Washington County, Idaho, does hereby meet this 29th day of June, 2020.
IN THE MATTER OF ROLL CALL)
Donna Atwood, Clerk, called roll call: Lisa Collini, present; Kirk Chandler, present; and Nate Marvin, present. Also present was Lyndon Haines.
Kirk Chandler opened the meeting and Lisa Collini led the Pledge of Allegiance. Nate Marvin gave the invocation.
IN THE MATTER OF CORRESPONDENCE/MEETINGS AND REPORTS)
Correspondence received by the Board was reviewed and disseminated as required.
Nate Marvin reported he had received a telephone call regarding the odor from Intrinsic Organics. Marvin stated the company reported they were working with DEQ (Department of Environmental Quality) on the issue.
Lisa Collini reported she attended the Republican Convention last week. Collini reported the new chairman is Tom Luna.
Kirk Chandler discussed the Weiser River Music Festival that was held last week.
IN THE MATTER OF MINUTES)
The minutes of the Board not heretofore approved of June 22, 2020 were approved as amended.
IN THE MATTER OF UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO EXTENSION OFFICE)
Mary Ridout, Extension Educator, met with the Board. Ridout discussed changes to the landscaping at the front corner of the new Extension building. Ridout informed the Board they were considering having a contest for the project.
Ridout discussed the storage shed and moving it to the new location.
Chandler suggested Ridout contact Jerod Odoms at the Road and Bridge Department to check if Road and Bridge has the ability to move the shed.
Ridout informed the Board that the Extension Office does not have a use for the plotter/scanner that is being stored at the Extension Office. The Board suggested she check with Road & Bridge to see if they were interested in it. If another County office is not interested in the plotter/scanner, it will need to be declared as surplus equipment to be placed in the next County auction.
Ridout presented the summer 2020 Washington County Extension Update and an Example Contingency Plan for Holding a Restricted 4-H Fair to the Board. Ridout expressed concerns on allowing the Fair to continue due to COVID-19. Ridout stated she
will be meeting with the Fair Board later this week to discuss plans for moving forward with the Fair. Ridout reported her staff has informed participants that attending the Fair is not a requirement to complete 4-H projects.
IN THE MATTER OF ELECTED OFFICIALS AND DEPARTMENT HEADS RE-ASSESS PROTECTION AGAINST COVID-19)
Clerk, Donna Atwood, reported the Clerk’s office is open and there are no issues to report at this time.
Sheriff, Matt Thomas, reported that the Bikers Rodeo was well attended. There were no issues to report regarding the Weiser River Music Festival.
Treasurer, Sabina Young, reported additional sneeze guards were installed in the office last week and staff is disinfecting surfaces between customers.
The Board thanked the departments for all their efforts. Chandler stated the County will continue to operate in the same manner throughout this week. The situation will be readdressed next week.
IN THE MATTER OF PLANNING AND ZONING/ADER SPECIAL USE DECISION)
Planning and Zoning Administrator, Bonnie Brent, met with the Board. Also present was John Jensen, Randy Ader and Wendell Ader.
Marvin stated it appeared the Aders were to request access from ITD (Idaho Transportation Department). Brent stated that was correct.
Marvin inquired if signage would be put in place.
Randy Ader stated signage would be placed on the property, not in the right-of-way.
Marvin requested Brent to check on the requirement and who would be required to issue the permit.
Prosecuting Attorney, Delton Walker, stated he believed that the concerns at the hearing were people slowing down on Highway 95. Walker stated the County cannot post signs on Highway 95.

Collini stated she had received an email from ITD regarding conditions on the permitting process.
Randy Ader stated they are working on the conditions required by ITD. Ader reported he is working with contractors to widen the approach off of Highway 95.
Chandler suggested delaying the decision until conditions are met.
Walker stated the Board could delay the decision, or they could grant the Special Use pending the completion of the required Conditions.
Randy Ader stated he would be required to have Planning and Zoning sign off on the dealership application.
Nate Marvin moved to approve the Conditional Use Permit for the Aders with the conditions set forth by the Planning and Zoning Commission. The motion was seconded by Lisa Collini with all in favor. Motion carried.
IN THE MATTER OF PROSECUTING ATTORNEY)
Prosecuting Attorney, Delton Walker, met with the Board. Walker discussed emails he had sent to the Board regarding the Recycling Center. Walker stated he did not believe a Special Use Permit would be required at the location. The business will need to meet County Performance Standards. Planning and Zoning would need to contact the owners regarding meeting the requirements.
Walker discussed a potential Road Ordinance. Walker encouraged the Board to review the information he previously provided. Walker discussed access to a single family dwelling, culvert requirements and approaches.
Kirk Chandler moved, seconded by Lisa Collini to go into executive session at 10:14 a.m. in accordance with I.C. 74-206(1) (a & b) to consider hiring a public officer, employee, staff member or individual agent. This paragraph does not apply to filling a vacancy in an elective office, (b) to consider the evaluation, dismissal or disciplining of, or to hear complaints or charges brought against, a public officer, employee, staff member or individual agent, or public school student, and I.C. 74-206(1)(f) to communicate with legal counsel for the public agency to discuss the legal ramifications of and legal options for pending litigation, or controversies not yet being litigated but imminently likely to be litigated. The mere presence of legal counsel at an executive session does not satisfy this requirement. Motion carried unanimous. Lisa Collini, Aye; Kirk Chandler, Aye; Nate Marvin, Aye.
Kirk Chandler stated they were out of executive session at 10:30 a.m.

IN THE MATTER OF AMBULANCE)
Kirk Chandler moved, seconded by Lisa Collini to recess as the Board of Washington County Commissioners and convene as the Board of the Weiser Ambulance District.
Motion carried unanimous.
Debbie Warren, Deputy Clerk, called roll call: Lisa Collini, present; Kirk Chandler, present; and Nate Marvin, present.
Ambulance District Administrative Advisor, Tim Atwood, met with the Board. Atwood informed the Board the Ambulance District had thirty-one calls last week, including eight transfers.
Order No. 20-36 for general expenses in the amount of $2,070.29 was presented to the Board for review.
Atwood discussed the code call from last week and had inquired about it. Atwood stated he believed the call was handled correctly. Atwood informed the Board that doctors had reviewed the patients chart.
Atwood inquired if the Board had communicated with Dr. Mills and if she is aware they were in the process of hiring a new EMS Director. Kirk Chandler stated he would contact Dr. Mills.
Atwood informed the Board he had received a request from Nate LaFollette inquiring filling the open EMT position with one of the current part-time employees. The position would be 36 hours on shift with 36 hour on call. The Board instructed Atwood to have the position posted in-house.
Lisa Collini moved, seconded by Nate Marvin to approve Order No. 20-36 for general expenses in the amount of $2,070.29. Motion carried.
Kirk Chandler moved, seconded by Lisa Collini to go into executive session at 10:47 a.m. in accordance with I.C. 74-206(1) (a & b) to consider hiring a public officer, employee, staff member or individual agent. This paragraph does not apply to filling a vacancy in an elective office, (b) to consider the evaluation, dismissal or disciplining of, or to hear complaints or charges brought against, a public officer, employee, staff member or individual agent, or public school student, and I.C. 74-206(1)(f) to communicate with legal counsel for the public agency to discuss the legal ramifications of and legal options for pending litigation, or controversies not yet being litigated but imminently likely to be litigated. The mere presence of legal counsel at an executive session does not satisfy this requirement. Motion carried unanimous. Lisa Collini, Aye; Kirk Chandler, Aye; Nate Marvin, Aye.

Kirk Chandler stated they were out of executive session at 11:42 a.m.
Kirk Chandler moved, seconded by Lisa Collini to recess as the Board of the Weiser Ambulance District and reconvene as Board of Washington County Commissioners. Motion carried unanimous.
Debbie Warren, Deputy Clerk, called roll call: Lisa Collini, present; Kirk Chandler, present; and Nate Marvin, present.
IN THE MATTER OF BOARD OF EQUALIZATION)
Chief Deputy Assessor, Bonnie Friedley, met with the Board. Friedley reported the 63-602NN exemption applied to the Intrinsic Organics property will need to be modified.
Friedley stated the tax credit is applied on the infrastructure. The approximate value to be taxed is $415,256.00.
Debbie Moxley-Potter participated by phone. The group discussed the original application which granted a tax credit of 100% of investment for 3 years, 50% for the next two years, with a limit of $5.5 million.
Friedley reviewed Resolution No. 17-08, dated May 2017, which was approved to grant the tax exemption. A value over $5.5 million would be subject to be taxed.
A letter will be sent to Intrinsic Organics stating the company will be taxed on the $415,256.00.
IN THE MATTER OF ASSESSOR)
Bonnie Friedley, Chief Deputy Assessor, met with the Board.
Kirk Chandler moved, seconded by Lisa Collini to go into executive session at 12:05 p.m. in accordance with I.C. 74-206(1) (a & b) to consider hiring a public officer, employee, staff member or individual agent. This paragraph does not apply to filling a vacancy in an elective office, (b) to consider the evaluation, dismissal or disciplining of, or to hear complaints or charges brought against, a public officer, employee, staff member or individual agent, or public school student. Motion carried. Lisa Collini, Aye; Kirk Chandler, Aye; Nate Marvin, Aye.
Kirk chandler stated they were out of executive session at 12:13 p.m.
IN THE MATTER OF LUNCH)
The Board recessed for lunch at 12:14 p.m.
IN THE MATTER OF ROAD & BRIDGE/SOLID WASTE)
Road and Bridge/Solid Waste Supervisor, Jerod Odoms, met with the Board. Also present was Lyndon Haines and Dan Leuthold. Kirk Chandler moved to approve a demand warrant to be issued to Budget Truck Center in the amount of $85,000.00 for the purchase of two 2007 T800 Kenworth trucks. The motion was seconded by Lisa Collini with all in favor.
Odoms discussed Old Highway. Odoms stated Old Highway is being prepped for asphalt. Cove Road and Mann Creek Road are ready for asphalt. Odoms stated the department is blading roads while we are having rainy weather. Odoms also discussed continuing with crack sealing and dura-patching as weather permits.
Mike Kaech entered the meeting.
IN THE MATTER OF BUILDING PERMITS)
Dan Leuthold met with the Board. Leuthold discussed the dismissal of the former Building Inspector. Leuthold informed the Board that a year ago in December his home had burned. Leuthold discussed the process he went through to build a cabin. Leuthold stated he was told he would need to provide engineering on the trusses for the cabin. Leuthold stated he built the trusses himself. Leuthold stated he is not opposed to permits and licensing. Leuthold further stated he was not charged a building permit fee as the cabin was considered temporary.
Leuthold stated he plans to build an additional log home. Leuthold informed the Board that when he applied for a building permit; he was told he would need a building permit for the shop and barn. Leuthold disagreed. Leuthold stated he was willing to “jump through the proper hoops” that he is required.
Nate Marvin discussed insurance, financing and fire risks.
IN THE MATTER OF E911 GRANT APPROVAL)
Andy Creech met with the Board. Also present was Sheriff, Matt Thomas, and Dispatch Sargent, Kim Chipman.
Creech discussed the history of the 911 phone system that is due to be replaced. The grant will cover approximately $475,000.00 of the cost for Payette and Washington Counties. There is no match required. Creech reported several letters of support for the project that have been approved.

Nate Marvin moved to sign the E911 grant with Payette County. The motion was seconded by Lisa Collini with all in favor.
Creech discussed the program and the ability of adding additional dispatch centers in the future.
Motion by Nate Marvin, seconded by Kirk Chandler and unanimously carried to recess at 2:17 p.m. until June 29, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

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Chairman, Board of County Commissioners

ATTEST:
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Clerk

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