The Board of County Commissioners of Washington County, Idaho, does hereby meet this 27th day of July, 2020.
IN THE MATTER OF ROLL CALL)
Donna Atwood, Clerk, called roll call: Lisa Collini, present; Kirk Chandler, present; and Nate Marvin, present.
Kirk Chandler opened the meeting and Nate Marvin led the Pledge of Allegiance. Kirk Chandler 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 on the Southwest District Health Board meeting held last week.
Marvin stated there were no members in favor of implementing a mandatory face mask requirement. The regular meeting of Southwest District Health Board will be held next week.
Lisa Collini reported she had spoken with Dr. LanZillo regarding the Medical Director position with the Ambulance District. Collini stated she had also spoken with other local doctors who may be interested in the position. The Board agreed to provide a copy of the current Medical Director contract to those who are interested in the position.
The Board reviewed and Chandler signed a Letter of Support for the Weiser River Soil Conservation District.
IN THE MATTER OF MINUTES)
The minutes of the Board not heretofore approved of July 20, 2020 were approved as amended.
IN THE MATTER OF CLAIMS)
The claims, audited by the Auditor, were presented and reviewed by the Board. All credit card claims were reviewed.
The Auditor was authorized to issue warrants totaling $172,265.98 for general expenses by a motion of Kirk Chandler, seconded by Nate Marvin. Motion carried.
Kirk Chandler moved to approve a demand warrant in the amount of $915.75 to Pickett Auction Service for the purchase of a 200 gallon tank and traffic cones for the Road and Bridge Department. Lisa Collini seconded. Motion carried.

IN THE MATTER OF OPERATIONS IN FUNDS/STATEMENT OF TREASURER’S CASH)
Kirk Chandler moved to approve the Operations in Funds/Statement of Treasurer’s Cash for the month of March 2020 in the amount of $10,826,648.46. The motion was seconded by Lisa Collini with all in favor.
IN THE MATTER OF ELECTED OFFICIALS AND DEPARTMENT HEADS RE-ASSESS PROTECTION AGAINST COVID-19)
The Board discussed the current information available regarding COVID-19. There was discussion of having a link added on the County website. Sheriff Thomas will request that Kim Chipman update the website.
Treasurer, Sabrina Young, reported that she has a link on the Treasurer’s page to the CDC, the Governor’s Site and Southwest District Health.
Robert Peterson discussed the statics posted by Southwest District Health. Marvin will request Southwest District Health provide current information as well as the overall numbers.
IN THE MATTER OF COUNTY BUDGET)
Washington County Clerk, Donna Atwood, presented the Fiscal Year 2021 proposed budget to the Board for review. Atwood reviewed the adjustment that was made to the proposed budget.
Kirk Chandler moved, seconded by Lisa Collini to approve the 2021 proposed budget for publication as adjusted. Motion carried.
IN THE MATTER OF BUILDING AND GROUNDS)
Nick Laird met with the Board. Laird discussed purchasing from Brady Industries and discontinuing purchasing from Gem State Paper due to supplies being unavailable.
Chandler inquired if there would be restrictions regarding product used in specific dispensers.
The Board requested Laird present additional information. The watering schedule for the courthouse lawn was discussed. The maintenance of the flowerbeds was also discussed.
Laird stated he planned to work on the flowerbeds today. The group discussed adding a groundcover to the flowerbeds in front of the courthouse and by the flag poles.

Robert Peterson suggested checking with 4-H groups or the Master Gardner program at the Extension Office.
IN THE MATTER OF PROSECUTING ATTORNEY)
Delton Walker, Prosecuting Attorney, met with the Board. Walker discussed the Medical Director position for the Ambulance District. Walker stated Idaho Code 67-2803 #4 does allow the Board to contract for the position without going out for bid. Walker stated the Board could request resumes if desired.
Chandler discussed review of the CAFO Ordinance and non-operating CAFO’s in the County. Walker stated he had sent information to Bonnie Brent in the Planning and Zoning office.
Chandler discussed proposed ordinances he had submitted for review.
Walker stated he will review the proposed ordinances.
Kirk Chandler moved, seconded by Lisa Collini to go into executive session at 10:08 a.m. in accordance with I.C. 74-206(1) (a) 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. Lisa Collini, Aye; Kirk Chandler, Aye; Nate Marvin, Aye.
Kirk stated they were out of executive session at 10:35 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.
Debbie Warren, Deputy Clerk, called roll call: Lisa Collini, present; Kirk Chandler, present; and Nate Marvin, present.
Corey Patocka with the Ambulance District met with the Board. Also present was Ambulance District Administrative Advisor, Tim Atwood.

Patocka reported the Ambulance District had thirty calls for service and ten transfers last week.
Patocka discussed the responses received from current employees interested in the open EMT position.
Patocka presented the Ambulance District 2021 proposed budget information to the Board for review. Patocka informed the Board he had reduced the proposed budget by approximately $100,000.00.
Debbie Warren suggested Patocka review the Federal Coronavirus Act for guidance relating to time off for employees.
Patocka and Atwood discussed purchasing a filtered air respirator system at an estimated cost of $1,500.00 each unit. Patocka stated the District would likely purchase four units.
The current budget would allow for the purchase. Patocka will research further and check with Tony Buthman to see if grant funds are available through Emergency Management.
Kirk Chandler moved, seconded by Lisa Collini to approve the hiring of Hailey Marvin as a PRN (as needed) EMT and Lisa Horzen as a PRN driver. Motion carried unanimous.
Kirk Chandler moved, seconded by Lisa Collini to go into executive session at 11:12 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. Also (f) Motion carried unanimous. Lisa Collini, Aye; Kirk Chandler, Aye; Nate Marvin, Aye.
Kirk Chandler stated they were out of executive session at 11:30 a.m.
The group discussed closing the bank accounts at the Fruitland branch of First Interstate Bank.
Order No. 20-40 for general expenses in the amount of $1,370.31 was presented to the Board.
Lisa Collini moved, seconded by Kirk Chandler to approve Order No. 20-40 for general expenses in the amount of $ 1,370.31. Motion carried.
Kirk Chandler moved, seconded by Nate Marvin 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 PLANNING AND ZONING)
Bonnie Brent, Planning and Zoning Administrator, met with the Board. The group discussed the Rapp and Casey Special Use Permit. Also discussed was the Rainwater Special Use Permit.
Kirk Chandler moved, seconded by Lisa Collini to approve the Rainwater Special Use Permit as recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Motion carried. Nate Marvin moved, seconded by Lisa Collini to approve the Rapp and Casey Special Use Permit as recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Motion carried.
Kirk Chandler moved, seconded by Nate Marvin, to approve the signing of the City/County Approval of Wholesale Location. Motion carried.
Brent discussed last week’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting and the request to remove the original parcel wording in County Code. Brent informed the Board that the Commission expressed concern of removing the verbiage.
IN THE MATTER OF ROAD & BRIDGE/SOLID WASTE)
Jerod Odoms, Road and Bridge/Solid Waste Supervisor, met with the Board.
Odoms presented Applications for Placement of Culverts/Approaches to the Board for review.
Kirk Chandler moved to approve the Application for Placement of Culverts/Approaches for John Shirts for property located at 851 Mann Creek Road. The motion was seconded by Nate Marvin with all in favor.
Nate Marvin moved, seconded by Lisa Collini, to approve the Application for Placement of Culverts/Approaches for Bill and Paula Noakes for property located at 1755 Pete Kriger Road. Motion carried.
Nate Marvin moved to approve the Application for Placement of Culverts/Approaches for Robert Mixdorf for property located on Waite Road, Midvale. The motion was seconded by Lisa Collini with all in favor.
Odoms informed the Board that paving had begun in Midvale today. Scheduling had been delayed. Odoms stated that paving Old Highway would be completed by July 28, 202 and will continue with Mann Creek Road, and Cove Road. Weiser Valley Highway District is delayed.
Odoms informed the Board that he was contacted by a company who expressed interest in the oil tank located on a city lot. The company may also be interested in the contents of the tank as well.
Chandler stated the tank would need to be declared surplus property before moving forward.
Nate Marvin discussed property on Couper Road and concerns of waste water damaging the road. The Board requested Odoms review the plans for culverts to be added.
Motion by Kirk Chandler, seconded by Lisa Collini and unanimously carried to recess at 12:38 p.m. until August 3, 2020 at 8:45 a.m.

 

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Chairman, Board of County Commissioners

ATTEST:
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Clerk

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