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Page 14 Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Flooding Hits Meadows Valley Continued from front page be told anything about sandbags. City Clerk, plant was discharging flooding. A call for Mac Quails said: "In ten times its normal help was sent out via some places the water amount of water, and text, Faeebook, Twitter,was knee high in the a state of emergency word of mouth and the street. The water was was declared to open internet. Around 40 also flooding the City up resources from the volunteers responded to Park and downtown, County, and if needed, fill sand bags and began lapping at the Post Office the State of Idaho. Waterj shoring up ditch banks, front door and Granite was close to reaching! By 10:30 PM water Mountain Cafe. Granite's the city's well locations, was running over the parking lot was coveredand if it did, the town's sandbags in some places, in water, easily up to water could' become The Idaho Transportation a center hub on a 4x4 undrinkable. Department came to vehicle." Quails reported, "An begin hauling in sand By l:30 in the morning,estimated four feet of for volunteers to put into the sewage treatment flood water was at South End Road as it enters Highway 95. Flood water was lapping at the Forest Service Building just off of Hubbard Lane and Highway 95. Water was also running over the highway from South End Road to Hubbard Lane." By daylight the rain started to ease up, and eventually the water receded. In the aftermath, the city, in cooperation with Adams County and the Idaho Department of The Adams County Record Transportation decided on several measures to prevent future flooding, including enlarging ditches and installing larger culverts at key locations. Long Valley Meanwhile in Long Valley, several roads and homes were flooded. A significant amount of water covered parts of Highway 55, and closed part of the highway at Round Valley temporarily on a stretch about a half- mile long. That section was later opened to one l lane for most of one day. At the intersection' of Dam Road and Glen. Street, water reached a depth of 2 feet. Waterl was running down and across Corral Creek Road, about 1' to 1.5' deep, closing the road to traffic. A number of otheE roads in the McCall area' were closed as well. Shop Continued from front page value donated: trucking, $1,516; logging, $8,098. M & J Logging---Jamie Gibleau, Kelly Anderson, John Pate and Ron Kellar. Value donated: trucking, $821; logging, $3,564 Danny Cook and Kyle Freedman contributed their time and trucks to haul logs. value donated: Cook, $765; Freedman, $576. The Forest Service assisted with paperwork in getting an easement across Forest Service land. The crews started at 4:00 AM on March 12 in order to get work done before it warmed up and conditions became too muddy. Mark Said that, with excellent teamwork, the project essentially took only one day to complete. The 19 truckloads of logs were hauled to Evergreen Forest Products (Tamarack Sawmill) where the mill bought them at the generous price of $32,780. All of that money will go toward Fixing up the shop building so it can be used tram classroom--S7,600. A large portion of this cost may be reduced by donated labor. Replace or repair hand tools, grinders, other power tools--S4,800. Miscellaneous: paint lines around equipment, ~eneral cleanup, paint and repair-~$500. Find and repair roof leaks-- $1,500. The total estimated cost of all of the above is $85,847 if all the work is contracted out without discounts. Justin has estimated that donated labor and donated and discounted materials will reduce that to about $65,000. The $32,780 from timber reduces the total cost yet to be raised to complete the renovation to about $32,000. The group has reason to be optimistic about obtaining grants to cover the remaining amount. Superintendent Murray Dalgleish said at the last school board meeting: "What's happening here lays the ground work for getting more grants. Grant funders love it when communities cooperate and work together. We can match grants with the efforts that are being donated, and that is really huge when you're going out for grants." He said grant funders also like to see things such as the current partnership between the school board and the community in forming committees to md a way forward. To donate labor o~ materials for the project, call Justin Getusky at 741-9200. The Levy & Shop Teacher If passed, the proposed levy of $50,000 per year for two years (see school board article) will pay salary and benefits for an experienced shop teacher. If that salary and benefit package costs under $50,000 per year, the remainder will go toward the shop building renovation. The levy will run for two years, which is the maximum for this type of levy. After that, the picture for state funding of schools may have improved, but even ff it doesn't, state funding will increase according to how many students are enrolled in shop classes here. Whether the levy is passed or not, the fundraising group has already started work on the shop building and will continue to restore it, using the money it has raised, along with donations of labor and money as they come in. A significant amount of the labor involved is unskilled work--removing the damaged insulation and ceilings, hanging drywall, etc. so please call Justin if you can help. Donations toward the shop renovation project can be given to Kim Mahon (253-0292) or to Cathy Lakey at the high school (253-4217). With the tax credit and deductions that can be claimed, the cost of donations is estimated to only cost a donor 15 to 20 cents of each dollar donated. School Board Chairman, Wayne Freedman, summed up his feeling about this amazing effort, "I'm just very grateful, and thank all of you who : have participated in the things that have been l done so far. This is above: and beyond what I ever' thought would happen." Ryan Zollman Adams County Sheriff Experience with Commitment & Honesty will make the difference Paid for by Ryan Zollman for Sheriff, R. Kilborn, Treasurer again. What it will take Justin Getusky has been collecting informationabout what it will take to get the shop building back into shape, arld organizing the effort to get it done. The $25,000 estimate that was used for the last levy was the estimated amount it would take just to get the building operational. It did not include several upgrades that the current effort is shooting for. One of the big issues is the insulation/fire retardant that was sprayed onto the shop ceiling. There were several leaks in the roof that allowed water to get down between the roof and the insulation/ coating. After the heat was turned off in the building, that water froze, expanded and broke the rigid fire retardant coating over the insulation. The old insulation had a low R-value, and ~the group will be installing insulation with a higher R-value. The cost estimate to redo the insulation: $23,000. The group also plans to bring heat into the building from the biomass plant. Even though the plant is very nearby, this will require some expensive changes to the piping. The estimated cost is $35,000, but will save enough money over the electric heat currently in the building that it should pay for this hookup expense in only two years. The costs of other renovations and upgrades have been estimated as follows. Dust collection system: $1,950. Plumbing: 81,800. Electrical: Repair dust collection wiring, fix ceiling outlets and equipment cords, add ceiling fans in shop-- S4,700. Provide power to heating system fans and pump system in boiler building, control cabling--$2,900. Lighting in class room--S1,925. Replace ceiling in classroom (insulation coating broke and fell down onto the ceiling, demolishing it), plus a firewall between the shop and the Really, it's that simple. Samsung Admire" , NO REBATE *2-yr plan required Motorola Milestone X2" S9999 after $50 mail-in rebate *2yr plan required Samsung Profile" NO REBATE *2-yr plan required NO CONTRACT HTC Wildfire" wireless SUBJECT TO ALLTEL TERMS & CONDITIONS see store or alltelwireless com. See certificate for rebate details. Verizon rate p an nformat on was sourced online as of 3/9/12. Data plans required for smartphones. $2~ non- refundable activation fee and possible $200 early te rminat on fee applies per each ne Prices for limited time and while supp es a st A tel reserves the right to subst tute phones but is not required to do sol TaXeS & government char es apply. 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