Elmore County Commissioners Meeting - Jan. 13, 2023

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

The Elmore County Commissioners began their latest meeting by approving the minutes for their previous meeting, and appointing Jeff Blanksma to the county’s planning and zoning commission.

Following a handful of other non-controversial approvals, Shelley Essl was sworn in as the County Clerk, Crystal Rodgers as a County Commissioner, Josh Dison as the County Assessor, Nicky Campbell as the County Coroner, Al Hofer as a County Commissioner, and Shondi Lott as the County Prosecutor. The Commissioners also decided that Commissioner Hofer would serve as the board’s chairman for the year.

After a short update on the status of the Forest Service building, a discussion was held with the county’s Land Use and Development Director, Mitra Mehta-Cooper regarding the county’s options after its project had begun facing challenges due to FEMA floodway regulations. 

Alan Roberts gave a report regarding a variety of topics, including his seeking approval to purchase an extended warranty for an ambulance. 

Steve VanNorman also addressed the Commissioners to give a brief update about the work his IT department has been doing, and to seek approval for the renewal of a cybersecurity system. 

The Commissioners finally heard from Dylan Lawrence, Attorney for the Elmore County Water Project regarding an update on the Snake River Pipeline right-of-way, but the majority of the conversation took place in executive session following a general update. 

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