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Commissioners Outline Road Plans

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Adams County Commissioner Meeting

Two years after the Goodrich Creek Bridge was swept away in floodwaters from Goodrich Creek, the Commissioners gave Road and Bridge Supervisor Tom Glenn the green light to advertise for construction bids. The short construction season in that area makes it important to get the project started in the next two months after the bids are received. The Commissioners also spent time assuring themselves that the newly constructed Wilson Road above the bridge will be built on deeded right of way for the county. The steep terrain will mean that several stretches of the roadway will take up more than the 60' minimum right of way required by county ordinance.

Council High School will provide the labor to replant along the right of way of Middle Fork Road. That road has also been reconstructed after the June, 2010, flood. The School will use native plant materials grown in the High School greenhouse, and will supplement those plants with additional supplies from the Lucky Peak Nursery near Boise. This will be the first time that Council High School will have grown and planted native shrubbery in our area. The Commissioners approved a bid for $20,800.00 for supplying topsoil along Middle Fork Road with the stipulation that the contractor needs to use two trucks with pup trailers to deliver the soil as needed for the planting.

Under-Sheriff Richard Borger said the Department is waiting for an invoice for the gun that was sold in error so the owners can be reimbursed by the Department. The Commissioners scheduled their quarterly jail inspection to coincide with their June 18, 2012, meeting. The jail housed eighteen state inmates this week, and had been at capacity due to an influx of county prisoners. The Sheriff's Department asked approval for hiring two additional jailers to maintain the required staffing number for the jail. Two patrol positions that are currently open will be kept open until the County can determine their funding sources this year. Borger urged quick action by the Commissioners in picking a replacement phone system for the

Courthouse. The current phone system uses outdated software and cannot be upgraded for the new data phones.

Assessor Robin

James brought her staff in to meet with the Commissioners, and presented the suggested valuations for County real estate for 2012. The Assessors Office will be sending out over 1,500 assessment notices at the end of May with the changes in valuations adjusted to reflect current market conditions.

The Commissioners approved a change in ownership of the York Gravel Pit, and approved a Conditional Use Permit for Rod Kesler to operate the gravel pit. Over an hour of the meeting was involved in certifying the Primary Election results for Adams County, as is now required by the State of Idaho.

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Original Publication Date: May 23, 2012

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