NEZPERCE – The Board of Lewis County Commissioners met in regular session on Feb. 27 with Greg Johnson, chairman, and Justin McLeod, Eric Hasselstrom, members, and Alesia Winner, clerk.
Commissioner Johnson moved to approve minutes from the last meeting. Commissioner Hasselstrom seconded with all in favor.
Jason Davis, sheriff, met with the board for an office update. Discussion held on staffing and vehicles.
Dan Johnson met with the board to ask about parcel RP00150001004A that the county had taken tax deed on. Commissioner Johnson advised the parcel will be set for auction along with the other parcels and let him know the date and time.
Mike Gorman and Don Wilson, with Lewis Co. Search and Rescue, met with the board to discuss maintenance and fuel. Discussion held on equipment.
Michelle Koepl and Audra Cochran met with the board to discuss the fair building. Discussion was held on the finish floor height and setback. Some of the issues may need a variance from the city.
Bob West, emergency manager, met with the board for an office update. West forwarded information on lithium batteries to the board. The board hadn’t received it, so he will send it again. Fires are the concern. The EPA exercise is set for April 27. He has set May 13 for a PIO class. He has started the renewal for the SAMs number. He will be attending the DIGBY March 9 meeting. The EMW workshop is in May in Hayden. April 12 will be the next LEPC meeting.
David McKnight, with Airbridge Broadband, met with the board for an update. He is going to make a contribution to the new fair building. He inquired about the Lauby Butte location and where to send the payment. He gave an update on the last grant cycle. The tower site in Winchester is up and running. They have purchased acreage on Kamiah Butte. Discussion held on DIGBY and the broadband project.
Joann Watson, assessor, met with the board to discuss parcels in the new subdivision request. The board is ok with the parcel in question remaining in Lewis County.
Norma Staaf, The Clearwater Progress, met with the board for questions on an article she is writing.
The board discussed future projects for the remaining ARPA funds.
The Board reviewed claims in the amount of $12,788.90. Commissioner McLeod moved to approve. Commissioner Hasselstrom seconded with all in favor.
The payroll report in the amount of 76,318.62 was reviewed by the board.
Meeting adjourned until March 6.