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The Adams County Record Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Adams County Commissioners Meeting Continued from frontpage completed by September 30 and will involve instal- lation of new camera equipment through- out the jail. The Adams County Commissioners felt that the five phases would allow the County to use funds from either the PILT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) funds or the Capital Improvement Fund, which is funded by a judgment against the original con- tractor of the building. Lt. Zollman admitted that the current equipment had not been maintained on a regular basis, but the new equipment will be. Celeste Chrest, Supervisor of the 911 Call Center, will be relocating out of the county next month. Chrest has built a team of 911 operators who have worked together for quite a long time, and her lead- ership will be missed. Lt. Zollman also reported to the Commissioners that his Department had con- ducted a local drug raid that has resulted in two arrests and the confisca- tion of several marijuana plants. The jail has 23 State of Idaho prisoners this week. Packer John Cabin Park, located east of New Meadows, was the topic of a long discussion over whether to grant access to a local land- owner through the park. Dean Dryden and his wife told the Commissioners that they have a court- ordered access to their land for emergencies only through the Goose Creek Subdivision, but they would like to have primary access through the Park grounds. Commissioner Chairman Bill Brown is opposed to giving up any rights to county owned properties and particu- larly to having people use park grounds for access to their property. The Commissioners told the Drydens that they will have to submit their plans for the adjacent land through the County's Planning and Zoning Commission as a subdivision before any other options for access can be considered. Prosecuting Attorney Myron Gabbard helped the County unravel ownership of a six-acre parcel locat- ed on Mesa Hill that had been seized in a drug raid. Income from the proper- ty must only be used for drug related expenditures, but the County has had to accept the property subject to at least three prior liens against it. The property will now go off the prop- erty tax rolls until it can be sold. The property has not been legally split from the original ten-acre parcel, and that will need to be done before it can be sold. Local Forest Rangers Greg Lesch and Kim Pearson reported to the Commissioners on cur- rent projects in their dis- tricts. A fourth fire was burning on Midvale Hill, and appears to have been started by careless use of fire. Ranger Lesch said that current predictions are for for the $800,000 available for funding in 2013. Ranger Pearson said that her department has slowed down the process for open- ing an additional thirteen miles of snowmobile trails located within Adams County. Commissioner Mike Paradis reminded Pearson that current for- est service policy will not allow any net increase in at least thirty days of con- mileage for snowmobil- tinued hot and dry weath- ing and that an increase in er, which will keep the fire danger high throughout the area. Ranger Lesch also reported that the East Fork bridge will be completed in the next two weeks, which will allow travel off Highway 95 up the East Fork of the Weiser River for the first time in sev- eral years. Ranger Pearson reported that thirty-three projects have been submit- ted for RAC funding this year and will be competing Contest encourages innovation on the fact that twenty- first century classrooms can be inspirational places of learning, where highly skilled teachers effectively use technology tools to encourage problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration and creativity--skills necessary for college and workplace success. The education community is being asked to adapt to meet the needs of the 21st century workforce by integrating technology and creating high-performing schools where all students succeed. The MyFuture Student Tech Contest will serve college scholarships, classroom iPads and virtual field trips--these are sponsored by Norco, Inc., Bank of the Cascades, and Education Networks of America (ENA). The finalists will be honored and winners revealed at the Idaho Technology Council's Hall of Fame gala on October 2. To apply or learn more about the MyFuture Student Tech Contest, visit the Idaho Leads Project website, http:// idaholeads/student-tech- contest/. as a platform for students and teachers from around Idaho to showcase their dreams and innovative ideas for technology filled classrooms of the future. Teachers in I(-3, students in grades 4-8 and high school students will create videos featuring their vision of how to effectively use technology and answer some thought provoking questions. A panel of judges will select nine finalists--three from each category--and ask the public to vote for the finalists from Sept. 28 - Oct. 1. These votes will determine the grand prize winners. Prizes include Will ' classrooms have finger-painting in the future? How will students collaborate? Communicate? Take tests? These are just some of the questions teachers and students get to answer in the MyFuture Student Tech Contest. The Idaho Leads Project and Idaho Technology Council launched the contest today, inviting teachers and students from Idaho's K-12 schools to dream up designs for the 21st century classroom and encouraging the community to vote for the winning design. The contest is based Adams County will mean that Valley County must give up those miles. Ranger Lesch said that the Forest Service will open the bids for improv- ing Cottonwood Road next week. The Service has bud- geted over $600,000 for improvements to that road. In other business, Shirley Atteberry per- suaded the Commissioners to write a letter of sup- )ort to the Washington F V 0 L F N R B Y P N G X A C V S D T E 0 Y 0 M B C A N N X Id M A N L C K T E F Y F K B F K 0 R O A Id I D P E M E D V Y K A Y H X S 1' R U.T T E L H A C 0 K K L U B C T N L Y M D O V B T N R A T T L D WORD SEARCH K K P M T M P R A B C G S I4 F U S N O R N O A A B T A E G Y L E M I M S E D I R R K R M H C T T P C R D A V A C A T T 0 S S K A N H C E L O C O L L E C T I T F R E A M D N A T N T N E V D A S A T R R T L L E T E 0 I H E E I V V R M Y D V T A V U C S- H I N G S E M E S R V U E K A G R P H M T E X K N T V 0 E 1" T E A E B B A E L R C W N Y L L T T y p D L S T R L V D N W X D E P Y L 1" H G S H E N H C B I T O K E L G 0 A U N X A C T G M H K N U C T N S A H U E E E I M B B Y E O L D N O A K T W N E T H D L 0 N C B H E C A T X T O T R H C I U N P T V R A N O E Page 21 County Commissfoners in favor of keeping public access along Cow Creek Road where it passes into Adams County. County Engineer Trevor Howard reported that FEMA will probably not fund the new road construction along Wilson Road located above the new Goodrich Creek bridge. FEMA had com- mitted verbally to $125,000 in funding for that proj- ect, but now has raised the bar to the point that the County cannot satisfy them for funding. Local resident Pete Johnston requested that the County consider a. proposal to create a public parking lot on the ground locat- ed behind the Extension Office in Council. The Commissioners will take the matter under advise- ment as a way to improve the use of the vacant par- cel. Thanlc. You Dear Editor, Adams County Health Center extends thanks to all of the participants, donors and the com- munity for participat- ing in our Health Fair during National Health Center Week. Thank you to Ronnie's Market for donating two cases of bananas. The community attendance at the Health Fair was spectacular and we hope to see all of you at the ACHC Health Fair next year. 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