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Adams County Commissioner Meeting

The Adams County Commissioners accepted Sheriff Ryan Zollman's proposal to convert ticket writing in the county to an E Ticket system. The system has been developed by FATPAW Systems, a Utah company, and is used successfully by Madison County in Southeastern Idaho, and also by Garden City in Ada County. The local system will require conversion to eight minicomputers, which will allow for writing tickets in a digital form. The ticket information will be uploaded whenever the patrolman reaches a wifi location in the county. The Sheriff's department will use Homeland Security funding for much of the system cost because it will also allow for on-line mapping for traffic stops throughout the county. There will be a one-time cost of $6,000 for the system, which will be offset by savings in time and in eliminat- ing paper ticket forms. Ticketed parties will be able to review their charges on-line with the new system that will be installed later this year.

The Sheriff reported that the jail housed twenty-four guest inmates this past week.

Road and Bridge Supervisor Tom Glenn has time on his hands, as the lack of winter snow keeps his crews in the shop rather than on the roads plowing.

Commission Chairman Bill Brown has asked Glenn to plan and construct a shed for storing the newly delivered compactor truck that will be stationed at the New Meadows Transfer Site. The county is interviewing this week to fill the position of an operator for that site. The new position will also be in charge of limited recycling of items received at the Transfer Site.

Chairman Brown will be meeting with Idaho County officials to resolve where to locate a transfer site at the north end of Adams County. The present location is too close to the highway, and thus gets too much waste from travelers. Adams County will be negotiating a reduction in the charges from Idaho County for maintaining that site and for relocating it to better serve Adams County residents in the northern part of the county.

Commissioner Mike Paradis is planning to attend the Payette Forest Coalition meeting scheduled in McCall later this week. Paradis is concerned that several conservation-oriented groups are leaving the coalition, which will make it more difficult to mediate differences before alternative plans are chosen. A recent article in The Adams County Record detailed difficulties facing the Forest Service when seemingly frivolous suits are filed to stop projects aimed at helping the forest. District Ranger

Kim Pierson fears that two groups are targeting the Lost Creek/Boulder Creek Project to stop it after the Environmental Impact Statement has been finalized in May.

Adams County has been benefiting from the logging activity on the Council Mountain Project where 25,000,000 board feet of timber has been purchased by Evergreen Forest Products for processing at the Tamarack mill located in Adams County.

The Commissioners ended the Monday session in an Executive Session to discuss a personnel matter at the Weed Department, and also to finish interviewing applicants for the New Meadows Transfer Site position.

The County has notified the foreclosing party on the Mesa property slated for public auction in May that they will be paid by the County without the need to proceed with a foreclosure.

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Original Publication Date: January 29, 2014

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