In the minutes - Garfield County


Garfield County commissioners are Dean Burton, Wynne McCabe and Robert Johnson. With all present Monday commissioners:

  • BIDS: Reviewed four bids for the Courthouse renovation project. Bids were received from Western States Construction, Valleyford, WA, $1.9 million; Wellens Farwell Inc., Enterprise, Ore., $1,254,900; Trainor Enterprises, LLC, Spokane, $1,451,079 and Walker Construction, Spokane, $1,629,900. At recommendation of architect Brad Miller commissioners accepted low bid from Wellens Farwell. Unanimous.

  • HEARING: Held hearing on building permit fees. The proposed change would double fees if building permits are not applied for before work begins. Following the hearing commissioners passed the change. Unanimous.

  • LAW ENFORCEMENT: Learned Sheriff Benny Heller appointed Drew Hyer as undersheriff and Deanna Storrs as MSAG coordinator.

  • COAST: Approved contract with Council on Aging and Senior Transportation to transport COAST clients on public transportation. Unanimous.

  • PUBLIC HEALTH: Discussed the Susan G. Komen event that was attended by about 150 participants.

  • POLICY: Signed gender equity policy for athletic events on county land. Unanimous.

  • RAMP: Learned library ramp project cost $25,000. The engineer's estimate was $8,000. Commissioners will negotiate with the city to share the cost.

  • TITLE MONEY: Discussed Title I, II and III money. Will probably designate most of the funds to Title I and II. Commissioners will decide at their next meeting.

  • CONTRACT: Signed contract with Department of Human Services for services. The contract adds $16,845 to the two-year contract. The total contract is $213,883. Unanimous.

  • ALTC: Agreed to allow Aging and Long Term Care case manager JoAnne Dassetto, to cash out her sick leave when she retires Dec. 31. Unanimous.

  • MEETING DATES: Will meet Aug. 2 and Aug. 16.


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