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The Adams County Record Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Page 11 Continued from front page of Adams County real estate fell more than 17% from last year. The coun- ty had over $407,000,000 in net assessed value in 2011, and that figure has fallen to $337,000,000 in 2012 due to the sharp fall in house values. Budget workshops for all County Departments are sched- uled for June 18, 2012, starting at l:30pm at the Courthouse, and are open to the public. 3he three funds affected by State of Idaho limitations are the General Fund, the Justice Fund, and Treasurer Christy Wilson. Commissioner Mike Paradis administered the oath to Wilson because Chairman Bill Brown was attending an associa- tion meeting in Lewiston. q-he Commissioners also met Extension Agent Shanna Hamilton's new intern, Emily Fisher, a student at the University of Idaho who will be helping the 4-H pro- grams in Adams County this summer. The new staff will allow the Extension Office to be open from 8:00 a.m. to Schools funding in 2013, which will result in a $425,000 reduction in Road and Bridge fund- ing. q'hat reduction will be in addition to the revenues lost because of lower real estate val- ues in the County. The Commissioners also requested that The Record correct the reported length of Cuprum Road that will be treated this year from one half mile to one quarter mile of roadway. Road and Bridge Supervisor Tom Glenn the Revaluation These three funds make up more than 26% of the total County budget, which means that any shortages will directly be used by the program affect County employ- at this year'S Fair. ment and programs, Commissioner Paradis including the Sheriff's will be directing a let- Office. Commissioner ter to Bear residents to Mike Paradis said that update them on dust hopefully we have turned abatement plans this sea- the corner on declin- son, and also to inform ing property values in them that they will have Adams County. to pay extra for the q-he meeting opened Magnesium Chloride on Monday morn- spray next season. The ing with the Swearing County will possibly In Ceremony for new lose the Secure Rural Fund. 5:00 p.m. daily this Sum- reported that the bid mer. Agent Hamilton packages for work on reported that the new Goodrich Creek Bridge 4-H Building will be will go out so work ready by July 4th and will - can start on rebuild- ing Wilson Road above the bridge. Tlae Commissioners signed off on the right of way agreements at this meet- ing so the County can have dedicated land under the rebuilt Wilson Road. The County will act as their own general contractor for the proj- ect, and will hire sub- contractors from a pre- qualified list. County Engineer Trevor Howard will prepare the work- ing drawings for the new roadway, which will be located along an existing irrigation ditch outside the Goodrich Creek bed. Supervisor Glenn also reported that the materi- als have been ordered for a project to improve the spillway at the Ben Ross Reservoir dam. Prosecuting Attorney Myron Gabbert explained to local resi- dents Stan and Bobbi Matthews that the coun- ty lost its legal appeal, in which the county claimed Sawmill Street should be maintained as a public right of way. Prosecutor Gabbert advised the Matthews that they could sue the property own- ers to allow them access along Sawmill Street, but it would not restore pub- lic access to the street. Matthews were con- cerned about fire protec- tion and snow removal along the remaining por- tion of Sawmill Street because of the locked gate at the west end of the street. Pastor's Corner Best I S Gifts by Wayne Freedman Father's day gifts come in all shapes and sizes. And as I was watching the Father's Day ads on TV, my mind went back to some of the gifts -- not that I gave him, but that my dad gave to me. i can remember one Christmas when we did not have much money as a family to spend on pres- ents and he told us we were going to get some- thing with nine wheels. As I looked under the Christmas tree for our packages I realized that none of them was large or offered much promise. When Christmas morning arrived my presents were all openedand nothing with wheels was found. Then Dad took my broth- er and I to the garage where he had hidden two small tractors with real motors that we could ride. Mine was red and my brother's was blue. What great gifts! They cost him so much to buy, and time to rebuild, that they will forever impress me. However this last week I was reminded of some other gifts that Dad gave that I never thought much about or especially appreciated. Gifts that have had a far greater impact on my life, and ones that have influenced Ask Around. There's a good reason we've been here 10 years serving patients from Donnelly, McCall, Cascade, Riggins, New Meadows, Indian Valley, Council, Cambridge, Midvale, Bear, Cuprum, Weiser, Payette, and... me more through out my life. They were brought to my attention as I was studying Matthew 5 where Jesus is giving the Sermon On The Mount. He says "Do not break your oath.., simply let your Yes be Yes and your No, No." You know, as I think back, I cannot ever remember my Dad break- ing a promise he made to someone. I can remem- ber him keeping some commitments when it wasn't convenient to do so. And if he gave a guar- antee, he honored it even under questionable cir- cumstances. Being trust- worthy meant a great of epithets were simply not a part of his vocabu- lary. He did not have to add them for emphasis or to impress someone with his sincerity. He did not even feel it necessary to add slang terms. His "Yes" was unadorned with extra verbiage but more powerful because of its simplicity. What he said he meant. And that was enough. This Father's day will see a great variety of gifts given and received, from ties to tools. But one gift I'll always treasure came from my sons in the form of a promise of hones- ty, mounted and framed that commits them, with God's help, to let their deal to him. "Yes be Yes" and their "No Secondly, I can- be No." . not ever remember my Thanks Dad for the Dad swearing at some- great gifts we are passing one or something as ! on to the next generation! grew up. Those kinds Rowland Auction Service COTTTONWOOD, IDAHO (208) 962-3284 Sales are Fridays at 12:30 PM. Dennis Rowland - Owner Cell: 208-983-7400 Brent Rowland - Rop. C lk 208 151-4415 New Meadows City Council BY LE~. BuY keep operational. 2qae New Meadows City In other business Council spent the first before the Council, they hour of their meeting on agreed to install a new Monday night working 100-watt streetlight on on the budget for 2013. South Norris Avenue. Mayor Julie Spelman The neighborhood has has urged the council to been having some prob- make a wish list of proj- lems with prowlers at ects that the city can fund night, and the increased to improve the town. The lighting should help dis- new City Council has courage that. The Council more room to operate signed a contract with this year because of the Crestline Engineering of reduction in staff at City McCall to design, and to Hall. Clerk Mac Quailsoversee construction of, has assumed the role that several ADA compliant the City Manager held crosswalks in town. The in prior years, with the construction season is help of a deputy Clerk. so short in town that the Mbst budget items werework must begin before unchanged in the rec- August to allow time for ommendations for pouring concrete and the 2013 budget, with completing the project. the exception of addi- Mayor Spelman reviewed tional funds for train- the progress to date on ing. Mayor Spelman has repairing the flood dam- been emphasizing addi- age within the city. The tional training for all city Council instructed the employees. Clerk to begin work on a Public Works grant application to pro- Supervisor Doug Buys vide funding for storm reported that the dust water drainage along abatement work should North Commercial Street. be completed for the Seven businesses along entire city by the end that street were affected of this week.: Buys will by the Spring flooding. start working on extend- The Council ended ing the eaves on the east the meeting by offering side of the industrial a reduced payment to park buildings to stop Black Mountain Software water damage to the sid- Company for work the ing and doors during the company did to repair winter. The city had not software damage caused been successful in finding by a computer virus. The a local contractor to do Company has billed the the work, and will now city $1,200 for the work, use the city crews to get but the Council felt that the work done. During the company should the Council'meeting two take the lesser amount. heavy equipment yen- The City is very satisfied dors presented proposals with the work that Black to the council for either Mountain does, but felt leasing or purchasing a that the virus could have new road grader for the been avoided with better city. The current grader advice from the compa- is over thirty years old ny. The Council meeting and now requires a lot of ended with an Executive expensive maintenance to Session. 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