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County takes over operation of RSVP Volunteer Center
Effective July 1, 2010, Kane County will take over the RSVP program locally. The county will run the RSVP program like they do the Senior Center, operated locally.
As of July 1, Terra Sue Honey and Joretta Stewart will be employees of Kane County Volunteer Center. They have been employees of the Five County Association of Governments. However, Kane County will maintain other programs with Five County Association of Governments.
Commissioners Daniel Hulet and Mark Habbeshaw were in attendance. Commissioner Doug Heaton was excused for a family wedding at the June 14 Kane County Commission meeting.
The commissioners certified retirement contribution rate increases for 2011, which are an increase in funds 15 and 70.
The commission also approved Sheriff Lamont Smith’s request for a change in status of his retirement benefits. This will only affect Smith and has no effect on the county budget. The part of his salary that goes into retirement will now go to a 401-K. This is based on a 1996 bill, which only affects police chiefs and sheriffs. Other employees are not eligible. Smith will serve another four years before retirement.
The May 2010 tax sale minutes were approved.
The commission “respectfully” declined an ATV contract with the Forest Service for this year due to a heavy current workload. In the past, Kane County has helped and been paid to help build ATV trails.
Jade McBride was appointed to the Glen Canyon SSD Board.
Hulet indicated a notice of vacancies for the Recreation and Transportation SSD Board will be in the paper. He wants to get this board re-activated. Applications will close August 11, 2010.
The commissioners will wait until Heaton can be present to take action on the application for the Legacy Easement Program. According to Habbeshaw, “I see some red flags as it is written.”
Two business licenses were approved: Eagles Nest Ranch, a family vacation ranch in Johnson Canyon; and Quackers, a hand-dipped ice cream and shake shop in Duck Creek.
Vacating or amending a subdivision plat in Vermillion Cliffs Estates, or making three lots into two lots by James and Sandra Baker, was also approved.
The annual Bookmobile contract was approved for $40,890.
The MBA met and approved minutes of the past several meetings. There were no updates.