County Commissioners Minutes Of December 28, 2020

The Board of County Commissioners of Washington County, Idaho, does hereby meet this 28th day of December 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 Sheriff Department Chief Deputy, Cody Strong, and Sargent, Sam Edwards.
Kirk Chandler opened the meeting and Donna Atwood led the Pledge of Allegiance. Lisa Collini gave the invocation.


IN THE MATTER OF CORRESPONDENCE/MEETINGS AND REPORTS)
Correspondence received by the Board was reviewed and disseminated as required.
The Board reviewed an email from Prosecutor Walker regarding the sale of County property and Idaho Code 31-808.
Strong and Edwards discussed the Annual County Vessel Report with the Board. Possible projects to be paid from the Waterways Fund were discussed.
Nate Marvin moved, seconded by Lisa Collini, to approve the signing of the Request for Retention of County Vessel Funds with the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation. Motion carried.
The group discussed the progress on rebuilding the pontoon boat that is currently stored at the Weiser Area Rural Fire Department. Edwards reported that work is continuing on the boat.
Kirk Chandler moved, seconded by Lisa Collini, to approve Retail Alcoholic Beverage License No. 23 for Maverik, Inc. doing business as Maverik #214 at 703 East Main Street, Weiser, Idaho. Motion carried.
Lisa Collini moved, seconded by Nate Marvin, to approve Retail Alcoholic Beverage
License No. 24 for Mi Amigo, LLP doing business at 1255 State Street, Weiser, Idaho. Motion carried.
Nate Marvin moved, seconded by Lisa Collini, to approve Retail Alcoholic Beverage License No. 25 for Family Dollar #27239 doing business at 512 East 7th Street, Weiser, Idaho. Motion carried.

Lisa Collini moved, seconded by Nate Marvin, to approve Retail Alcoholic Beverage License No. 22 for The Office Bar, LLC doing business at 50 North Superior Street, Cambridge, Idaho. Motion carried.
Robert Peterson, Information Technology Director, addressed the Board. Peterson stated the Fire Wall for the Sheriff’s Department had failed last week. Peterson discussed the need to replace the Fire Wall and presented quotes. The cost to be split between the Sheriff Department’s budget and the Computer budget. Peterson requested the Board approve the purchase of the Fire Wall with a three-year subscription in the amount of $12,045.00.
Nate Marvin moved, seconded by Lisa Collini, to approve the Fire Wall purchase for $12,045.00 from Compunet. Motion carried.


IN THE MATTER OF MINUTES)
The minutes of the Board not heretofore approved of December 21, 2020 were approved as written.


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 $47,872.46 for general expenses by a motion of Kirk Chandler, seconded by Lisa Collini. Motion carried.


IN THE MATTER OF COUNTY EXTENSION)
Mary Ridout, Extension Educator, met with the Board. Ridout presented quotes for a new copier/printer for the Extension Office from Allied Business Solution in the amount of $4,705.00 and Boise Office Equipment in the amount of $4,952.00 to the Board for review.
Nate Marvin moved, seconded by Lisa Collini to approve the quote from Allied Business Solutions in the amount of $4,705.00. Motion carried.
There was discussion on plans for landscaping at the corner area in front of the Extension Office.


IN THE MATTER OF BOARD OF EQUALIZATION)
Debbie Moxley-Potter, Assessor, met with the Board. There were no items to present to the Board at this time.

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.
Luke Smith, Ambulance District Director, met with the Board. Also present was Ambulance District Administrative Advisor, Tim Atwood.
Smith reported the Ambulance District had twenty-one calls for service last week. This included four transfers and five refusals for care.
Smith discussed a basic transfer directive to present to the staff. Smith stated he had spoken with Dr. Donahue regarding the directive and wanted to address concerns on patient transfers. Smith discussed the need for additional PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). There is possibly an increase in the reimbursement in COVID positive transfers. The cost should be reimbursed. Smith anticipates an increase in calls. Smith informed the Board that Life Flight is willing to provide training to first responders on Life Flight procedures. There will also be cardiac response training with fire departments and law enforcement.
Smith reported he is researching grants that may be available to the District. Smith will continue working on the current grant previously presented.
Smith informed the Board that ICRMP is reviewing the draft Personnel Policy. Smith also stated that three new mattresses would need to be purchased for the District living quarters.
Smith discussed transfers of COVID patients to another facility. Proper PPE is needed to protect the staff.
The group discussed the proposed billing contract with Systems Design West. Smith inquired if the Board would like to move forward with the contract. There was discussion on the billing for calls when a patient refuses to be transported to a hospital.
Kirk Chandler moved, seconded by Lisa Collini to go into executive session at 10:20 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. Motion carried unanimous. Lisa Collini, Aye; Kirk Chandler, Aye; Nate Marvin, Absent.
Debbie Warren, Deputy Clerk, called roll call: Lisa Collini, present; Kirk Chandler, present; and Nate Marvin, present.
Kirk Chandler stated they were out of executive session at 11:10 a.m.
Lisa Collini moved, seconded by Kirk Chandler, to accept the billing contract with Systems Design West. Motion carried.
Kirk Chandler moved, seconded by Lisa Collini, to approve wage requests for Nate LaFollette at $22.50 per hour and Corey Patocka at $24.00 per hour. Motion carried.
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.
Motion by Kirk Chandler, seconded by Nate Marvin and unanimously carried to recess at 11:12 a.m. until January 4, 2021 at 8:45 a.m.


Chairman, Board of County Commissioners

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