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Page 10 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Adams County Commissioners Continued from front page how the county handled the sale of two steel beams last month, the Commissioners agreed to cancel the sale and will add these items to a larg- er sale planned for in the Spring. Several depart- ments of the county have surplus equipment on their books, and the Commissioners want to include all of it a public auction next Spring. The Sheriff's Department has several vehicles which will be added to the sale, and the county will be gath- ering up lists of items to include in a house clean- ing sale. The Commissioners have been petitioned by landowners along Cottonwood Road to begin the validation pro- cess to establish a public right of way on that road. In a separate civil suit with an adjoining landowner, a district court judge has issued a restraining order against the county taking any action on the matter until after the civil suit is finished. Commissioner Mike Paradis reported that the Federal Government highway funds have been withdrawn from a project to rebuild Goose Creek Road past Brundage Mountain Ski Area. The biggest change to the project will be a much larger match needed to qualify for new funding. Commissioners discussed ways to raise the $875,000 that will be needed for the project. Commissioners approved Road and Bridge $20,000 last Friday. The Commissioners decided to press ahead with plans to install the baler, but will make it part of a com- plete plan to upgrade the equipment and building at the Center. The larger baler will require that the county install three-phase power at the building to operate the equipment, and the larger baler may require the county to add onto the existing building. Commissioners approved having the proposal priced out for construction early next year. Commissioner Mike Paradis said that recyding is a fact of life and we need to use it to extend the life of our cur- rent landfill. After some nega- tive feedback about Supervisor Tom Glenn's proposal to add a blade to a pickup stationed in New Meadows so Rock Flats and Pine Ridge areas can be plowed before the school bus needs to pick up students. In general, the court- house is adjusting to the newly installed tele- phone system. Clerk Sherry Waid is schedul- ing ICRMP training ses- sions during the next two months for all employ- ees. The additional train- ing lowers the insurance rates through ICRMP for next year. The County renewed its member- ship in the West Central Highlands Association to show support for the ten counties who make up the group. Council Chamber welcome Continued from front page contracted with all major automobile insurances. Steve proudly reports that he purchased all of his equipment right here in Adams County, keeping the money circulating locally. Steve and Bernice moved to Cambridge 30 years ago to raise their children in a small town atmosphere. A private pilot in his rare free time, Steve enjoys one-tenth ownership of a small plane. Bernice, an EMT, is a 12-year veteran of Cambridge Volunteer Ambulance, and hopes to be a Council EMT as well. Bill Seaman recently moved his Indian Valley Trading Post into the former All About Wood store on Highway 95 just south of downtown Council. Bill and his wife, Gena, have created an amazing assortment of handcrafted wood frames and western pictures and art. He developed his skills after his disabling logging injuries, and collects his wood from old barns and fences. "I feel fortunate to change the scrap of the land into fine arc he said. It's a team effort, as Gena applies the staining and sanding and cuts the glass for the frames. The Trading Post also features Mart 3 , Deatry's wooden bird houses for sale. Bill and Gena enjoy the outdoor life and photography, and their 4-year-old Black Lab, Jammer. The Indian Valley Trading Post is generally open Thursdays through Sundays 11-6. Bill wants customers to call him at 741-4332 if he's not at the store. The Adams County Record Council School Board Continued from front page notified by the state in November and a check will be issued to the school to distribute the money to eligible staff in December. The amount of money per staff member will not be decided until the end of the appeal process and the state issues money to the schools y Not a single member of the public attended this school board meeting, which is a first for this cal- endar year. In other business, Dalgleish said the district has had trouble nailing down a supply of chips for the biomass plant. He said there has been a "per- fect storm" of plans fall- ing through. There are several chipping opera- t_ions in the area, but all have either been able to meet the school's qual- ity requirements or unable to deliver to the school. The district did buy a van load at a high price, and now has a month's sup- ply. Dalgleish said he "will have to scramble to get chips for the winter:' Everyone is still adapt- ing to the four-day week schedule. The Friday remediation days have gone well. The teachers have created a homework/ test calendar so that the staff don't overload stu- dents by assigning home- work or schedule tests on the same days. Athletic Director Dave Howe said the volleyball team has playoffs coming up in McCall on October 16. The time will depend on which building is avail- able. The girls have two games yet to play - against Cascade and Meadows Valley. The football team still has a chance to make it into the playoffs. Right now they have a 3 - 3 win-loss record. The girls' basketball team has had 22 girls sign up. The board approved hir- " ing Kalene Walker as the Kindergarten teacher's aid. Friday Monday Cattle Sale Butcher Cattle Sale I0:00 AIV[ I0:00   2nd & 4lh Saturday " Pigs, shcep, and goats tI:OO AM 1901 E. 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