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Washington County Commissioners Minutes – October 13, 2020

The Board of County Commissioners of Washington County, Idaho, does hereby meet this 13th day of October, 2020.IN THE MATTER OF ROLL CALL)Donna Atwood, Clerk, called roll call: Lisa Collini, absent; Kirk Chandler, present; and Nate Marvin, present. Also present was Lyndon Haines.Kirk Chandler opened the meeting and 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.Kirk Chandler moved, seconded by Nate Marvin to publish ordinances 86, 87, and 88 on October 21st and October 28th with an effective date of November 1, 2020. Motion carried.Kirk Chandler discussed the new County seal which has been printed. One will be placed in the Commissioners meeting room. There was discussion of an unveiling and extending an invitation to the person who designed the seal to attend.Debbie Moxley informed the Board that the roof on the DMV/Driver’s License building is leaking and in need of repair. Moxley will contact ICRMP for disaster cleanup and a contractor to repair the roof.Kirk Chandler moved, seconded by Nate Marvin, to approve a Certificate of Residency for Valery P. Kindall. Motion carried.
IN THE MATTER OF MINUTES)The minutes of the Board not heretofore approved of October 5, 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 $186,610.01 for general expenses by a motion of Kirk Chandler, seconded by Nate Marvin. Motion carriedThe Auditor was authorized to issue warrants totaling $103.593.47 for general expenses to be paid from the 2021 budget by a motion of Kirk Chandler, seconded by Nate Marvin. Motion carried.
IN THE MATTER OF APPLICATION REVIEW)Kirk Chandler moved, seconded by Nate Marvin to go into executive session at 9:02 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, Absent; Kirk Chandler, Aye; Nate Marvin, Aye. Kirk Chandler stated they were out of executive session at 9:15 a.m.
IN THE MATTER OF SECURE COURTHOUSE ENTRANCE)Dion Zimmerman with Design West met with the Board. Zimmerman discussed the three possibilities of a secure entrance with the Board. Zimmerman presented a quote on a XIS-6040N compact, narrow-frame X-ray Inspection System for review.The Board inquired if the needed equipment could be purchased with grant funds before the construction began.Delton Walker, Prosecuting Attorney, stated per statute, the Board would need to request bids on the needed equipment if the cost is over $50,000.00. Walker encouraged the Board to request quotes on the needed equipment. If the cost of the equipment is $50,000.00 to $100,000.00, solicitation for no less than 3 bids are required. If the cost is over $100,000.00, competitive bids need to be requested.The Board requested that Zimmerman to provide quotes on a scanner, metal detector and tables for review.Zimmerman stated if the entrance were added to the front of the building, it would require an adjustment to the elevator which would be an estimated additional cost of $100,000.00. Zimmerman will report back to the Board November 2, 2020. October 13, 2020
IN THE MATTER OF PROSECUTING ATTORNEY)Delton Walker, Prosecuting Attorney, met with the Board. Walker inquired on the status of the Entertainment Assembly proposed code changes/amendments. Marvin stated there would be further discussion at a later date.Walker reported that the Trial Court Administrator, Doug Tyler, had met with Judge Wiebe, Delton Walker, Prosecuting Attorney, and court staff to determine the processes and procedures for upcoming trials.
IN THE MATTER OF AMBULANCE)Kirk Chandler moved, seconded by Nate Marvin 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, absent; Kirk Chandler, present; and Nate Marvin, present.Christy Maldonado with the Ambulance District met with the Board. Also present was Ambulance District Administrative Advisor, Tim Atwood and Dylan Poole.Maldonado reported the Ambulance District had twenty-five calls for service which included eight transfers last week.Order No. 21-02 for general expenses in the amount of $38,120.02 and Order No. 21-0001 for payroll expenses in the amount of $23,961.57 were presented to the Board for review.Nate Marvin moved, seconded by Kirk Chandler, to approve Order No. 21-02 for general expenses in the amount of $38,120.02. Motion carried.Kirk Chandler moved, seconded by Nate Marvin, to approve Order No. 21-0001 for payroll expenses in the amount of $23,961.57. Motion carried.Kirk Chandler moved, seconded by Nate Marvin, to approve a wage increase to $25.00 per hour for Dylan Poole who works as a PRN (as needed) Paramedic. Motion carried.Kirk Chandler moved, seconded by Nate Marvin, to go into executive session at 10:42 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. Lisa Collini,Absent; Kirk Chandler, Aye; Nate Marvin, Aye. Kirk Chandler stated they were out of executive session at 11:20 a.m.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.Debbie Warren, Deputy Clerk, called roll call: Lisa Collini, absent; Kirk Chandler, present; and Nate Marvin, present.
IN THE MATTER OF PLANNING AND ZONING)Bonnie Brent, Planning and Zoning Administrator, met with the Board. Brent presented the weekly building report to the Board. Brent also presented a copy of the current zoning map.The Board requested Brent have a zoning map printed to indicate the impact areas of the cities within the County.Chandler inquired about a date to hold the Public Hearing on proposed Code changes. It was decided the hearing will be November 17, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the District Courtroom.Marvin discussed original parcel splits and inquired if the State is the same as County Code. Brent stated the State Code does not use the term “original parcel”, but does state “after five splits”.County Code allows for four splits and the fifth split on an original parcel would require going through the subdivision process.Delton Walker, Prosecuting Attorney, clarified that subdivisions are generally defined as tightly compacted homes. Walker stated there are not very many “subdivisions” within Washington County. Some original parcels within the County are larger than 160 acres.County Code is not the same as State Code.Nate discussed a Transfer of Development Right (TDR) process as allowed in Payette County. Marvin questioned if this was a process Washington County should consider.Walker discussed how to determine what is considered prime agricultural ground and whether it would include grazing lands.Brent stated prime agricultural ground is indicated on the soil map that is presented to the Board.Walker stated the gate keeping of preserving prime agricultural ground is in the rezoning process.Walker encouraged the Board to review Washington County Code 5-4-1-H which addresses consideration of preserving prime agricultural ground. Walker also encouraged the Board to review items A-E of the code.Walker encouraged the Board to find the code that should be applied for homes and where the code should be applied for farming.
IN THE MATTER OF ROAD & BRIDGE/SOLID WASTE)Travis Walker, Road and Bridge Foreman, met with the Board. Walker presented new hire information to the Board for review. Jarrett Wright has been hired by the Road andBridge Department and Christofer Rogers will begin work at the Solid Waste site.Walker presented an Application for Buried Cable or Pipe Line to the Board for review.Nate Marvin moved, seconded by Kirk Chandler, to approve the Application for buried cable or pipe line submitted by Track Utilities LLC, to be placed on Hall Road for underground power. Motion carried.
IN THE MATTER OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)Tony Buthman, Emergency Manager, met with the Board. Buthman reported the Type 4 Team has taken over management of the Woodhead Fire.Buthman presented a letter to Director Richy regarding post-fire damages and a request for a technical analysis of the burned areas due to the Woodhead Fire. Nate Marvin moved to approve the Board to sign the letter to be sent to Director Richy.The motion was seconded by Kirk Chandler. Motion carried.Buthman informed the Board he had requested Cummins of Idaho to provide information on a monitoring system for the Courthouse generator. Buthman will report back to the Board when he receives a quote.Buthman presented the 2020 EMPG Sub-recipient Agreement from the Idaho Office of Emergency Management to the Board to be signed.
Nate Marvin moved to authorize the Chairman to sign the EMPG Sub-recipient Agreement documentation. The motion was seconded by Kirk Chandler. Motion carried.Motion by Kirk Chandler, seconded by Nate Marvin and unanimously carried to recess at 12:18 p.m. until October 19, 2020 at 8:45 a.m.
____________________________________Chairman, Board of County Commissioners
ATTEST:_________________________________Clerk
A full audio recording of the Commissioner Meeting is available at the Clerk’s Office upon request.

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