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A SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT TO THE NEWPORT MINER & GEM STATE MINER

Who’s In Charge 2014 Guide to Government Pend Oreille and West Bonner Counties Editor’s Note: The following information will also be posted on The Miner’s website, www.pendoreillerivervalley.com. If changes are warranted throughout the year, contact The Miner at 509-447-2433. The Miner staff contacted each of these agencies through letter and/or telephone to update the information.

Pend Oreille County Commissioners 509-447-4119 District 1: Karen Skoog, chairwoman (2016) District 2: Mike Manus, member (2014) District 3: Steve Kiss, vice chairman (2016) Four-year terms

Manus

Skoog

Kiss

Annual salary: $53,148 Duties: Serve as chief legislative and executive body in county; including, but not limited to, approve taxes; adopt a balanced budget, operate budgets under control of appointed department heads; oversee public roads and works; counseling; planning of unincorporated areas; and other services which are not clearly the responsibility of another elected official. Appoint citizens to commissions and boards; represent the county locally, regionally and statewide on various boards such as public health and economic development. Mail: P.O. Box 5025, Newport, WA 99156 Board meets every Monday and Tuesday at 9 a.m. in commissioners’ office, main floor of the courthouse. Clerk of the board: Elizabeth Braun Office hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,

Monday through Friday

Human Resources 509-447-6499 Duties: Receive and process all county employment applications; maintain personnel records; etc. Mail: P.O. Box 5025, Newport WA 99156 Human Resource Coordinator: Shelly Stafford

Auditor 509-447-6474 Fax: 509-447-2475 Marianne Nichols (2014) Four-year term Annual salary: $55,805 Duties: Finance – Maintain county’s central computerized accounting system, issuance of disbursements and responsible for financial accounting and reporting for expendi- Nichols tures, grants, budgets, and monthly and annual reports. Elections – Administer federal, state, county, municipal and special purpose elections. Licensing – Issuance of licenses for vehicles and vessels, titles, registrations, license plates and renewal tabs. Recording – Maintain historic records in perpetuity, including real property and marriage licenses. Public Records Officer Mail: P.O. Box 5015, Newport, WA 99156

Assessor 509-447-4312 Fax: 509-447-6450 James McCroskey (2014) Four-year term Annual salary: $55,805 Duties: Determines the market value of all private real and personal property within the county; constructs a property tax McCroskey roll and establishes levy rates based on the taxing districts budgets according to state law;

keeps records of ownership/tax payers and legal descriptions of all private property; keeps maps of ownership including approximate property boundaries; administers senior/disabled citizen property tax exemption; and administers current use assessment programs. Mail: P.O. Box 5010, Newport, WA 99156

Treasurer 509-447-3612 Fax: 509-447-0318 Terri Miller (2014) Four-year term Annual salary: $55,805 The treasurer serves multiple state and local governmental entities and Miller is accountable directly to the citizens. Primary responsibilities include: Collecting real and personal property taxes (including performing foreclosures on real property and distraints of personal property), special assessments, excise tax, and miscellaneous receipts from other county districts and departments and collection of delinquent accounts; accounting for all funds and deposits of revenues for the state, county, cities and junior taxing districts (schools, port, cemeteries, fire, hospital, and water/ sewer) mailing financial statements to all monthly; determining adequate liquidity in funds for issuance of warrants for payment to vendors for various entities; administering short- and long-term debt financing; managing the cash flow of the county and investing funds not needed for immediate expenditures for the county and junior taxing districts; coordinating banking services. Mail: P.O. Box 5080, Newport, WA 99156

Public Works

509-447-4513 Fax: 509-447-5890 Located in the lower level of the County Courthouse. Mail: P.O. Box 5065, Newport WA 99156 • Administration Sam Castro, director of public works

Don Ramsey, county engineer • County Road Division 509-447-4513 Responsible for all county road work and projects performed by three county road maintenance districts Castro and construction work; administers county road and equipment funds; designs road projects and issues calls for bids. Also responsible for road survey design and contract administration of county Ramsey road construction projects. Mail: P.O. Box 5040, Newport, WA 99156 • Solid Waste Division 509-447-4513 Responsible for solid waste planning and disposal in the north county, Usk and south county transfer stations. Responsible for recycling programs, household hazardous waste and moderate risk waste planning and disposal. Mail: P.O. Box 5041, Newport WA 99156 • Buildings and Grounds, 509-447-4513 Responsible for physical plant and grounds keeping operations at six county buildings. Mail: P.O. Box 5068, Newport, WA 99156

Community Development 509-447-4821

Mike Lithgow, director Responsible for county land use, growth management planning and the county park system. Also responsible for the review and approval of various development and construction permits, such as building permits, shoreline development permits, subdivision and mobile home park and Lithgow recreational vehicle park approvals. The park board meets the third Wednesday of every month at 2 p.m. in the Cusick Community Center.


2014 GUIDE TO GOVERNMENT IN PEND OREILLE AND WEST BONNER COUNTIES Mail: P.O. Box 5066, Newport, WA 99156 • Planning Commission District 1: John Stuart, Norris Boyd, Doug Smith; District 2: Don Comins, Terry Holloway, Guy Thomas; District 3: Rob Payne, Paul Edgren and Judy Ashton. Meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Cusick Community Center for business, and on the fourth Tuesday of each month for workshops, starting at 6 p.m. • Park board members: Sam Nicholas, Greg Jakeman, Dave Gruver, Ken Timmreck, Don Comins, Mark Bender The park board meets the third Wednesday of every month at 2 p.m. in the Cusick Community Center.

Sheriff

For emergencies, call 911 Dispatch, non-emergencies: 509-447-3151 or 800-669-3407 Civil Deputy: 509-447-1907 Sheriff’s Administration 509-447-1909 Corrections (Jail): 509-447-1918 Botzheim Sheriff Alan Botzheim 509-447-1901 Four-year term Annual salary: $83,059 Duties: The sheriff is the chief executive officer and conservator of the peace of the county. Sheriff’s office mail: P.O. Box 5075, Newport, WA 99156 Jail mail: P.O. Box 5079, Newport, WA 99156 Office: 331 South Garden Ave., Newport, WA E-mail: sheriff@pendoreille.org

Emergency Management

509-447-3731 For immediate attention, call sheriff’s office at 509-447-3151. Located at 101 S. Garden Ave., Newport Deputy director: Jo Ann Boggs

Board of Equalization 509-447-2712 Fax: 509-447-0595 Reviews appeals to assessor’s property assessments. Applications available at Board of Equalization Office, Courthouse, 625 West Fourth, Newport WA 99156, and online at county website, www.pendoreilleco.org under County Services Mail: P.O. Box 5018, Newport WA 99156 Board: Margie Fedderly, Craig Jenkins, two vacant positions Clerk: Elizabeth Braun

Civil Service Commission 509-447-2712 P.O. Box 5060, Newport, WA 99156 Jim Brewster, Charles Watkins and Michael Albright Chief Examiner: Elizabeth Braun

Prosecuting Attorney /Coroner 509-447-4414 Fax: 509-447-0235 Thomas A. Metzger (2015) Four-year term

Annual salary: $117,000 Duties: Serve as legal adviser to county officials, represents the county in civil cases, prosecute criminal matters, and act as ex-officio coroner. Metzger Mail: P.O. Box 5070, Newport, WA 99156 Coroner duties: Investigate questionable cases of death to assure that the medical certification and cause of death is properly completed.

Juvenile Office 509-447-4021 Fax: 509-447-4323 Located in Hall of Justice. Handles court, diversion and probation cases of persons under age 18 who are in trouble with the law. Facilitates truancy matters, emancipation and At-Risk-Youth proceedings, a program to assist parents in assessing if court intervention is appropriate. Mail: P.O. Box 5050, Newport, WA 99156 Juvenile counselor/diversion coordinator: Cindy Delay

Public Defenders

McCroskey

Maybey

Fax: 509-747-6274 Under direction of the courts, the public defenders are appointed by the court to represent indigent persons charged with crimes. Public defender services normally do not extend to non-criminal matters. The public defenders are private attorneys who serve the county under contract; additional attorneys are appointed to specific cases as needed.

Superior Court Superior Court is the court of record for all probate, civil, felony criminal and juvenile cases. Pend Oreille, Ferry and Stevens counties have two Superior Court judges. Court is normally Nielson in session in Pend Oreille County on Thursdays. P.O. Box 5020, Newport WA 99156 Judges: Allen C. Nielson 509-684-7520 Patrick Monasmith Monasmith 509-684-7520 Four-year terms Annual salary: $151,809 Court administrator: Evelyn Bell 509-684-7520

Clerk/Clerk of Superior Court

Scudder

Robin R. McCroskey, 405 W. Walnut, Newport, WA 99156, 509-447-0881 Barrett Scudder and David Maybey, 400 S. Jefferson St., Suite 200, Spokane, WA 99204 509-325-4200,

509-447-2435 Fax: 509-447-2734 Tammie A. Ownbey (2014) Four-year term

Counseling Services Available for ALL County Residents Cooney Law Offices, P.S. has been serving Eastern Washington for 30 years with services including:

(1-888-302-2613)

(509) 327-6000 www.jcooney.com

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• INJURY CLAIMS • AUTO ACCIDENTS • WRONGFUL DEATH • WILLS / PROBATE • CRIMINAL DEFENSE • INSURANCE CLAIMS

• DIVORCE / FAMILY LAW • DUI • LIVING TRUSTS • ELDER LAW • LICENSE PROBLEMS

910 West Garland Ave. Spokane, WA 99205-2819

A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION

Delivering a full continuum of behavioral healthcare services. Clinicians are qualified professionals with the credentials and experience needed to work successfully with their clients. Fees: Services are covered by Medicaid, private pay, insurance and/or sliding scale fee (eligibility requirements must be met). If you think you will have difficulty making an assessment or counseling sessions due to lack of transportation, let us know, we may be able to help. All assessments by appointment ONLY.

Pend Oreille County Counseling Services 105 South Garden Ave. Newport

(509) 447-5651 or 800-404-5151 Mental Health Crisis Services available 24/7. After 4:30pm and weekends, call 866-847-8540


2014 GUIDE TO GOVERNMENT IN PEND OREILLE AND WEST BONNER COUNTIES Annual salary: $55,805 Located in Hall of Justice; hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Duties: Maintains Superior Court records, including probate, civil Ownbey and criminal; records mental illness proceedings, adoption and guardianship proceedings and juvenile court proceedings; collects statutory fees and criminal legal financial obligations, receives and disburses money on judgments; processes passport applications; provides information on domestic violence and anti-harassment protection orders and files same. Mail: P.O. Box 5020, Newport, WA 99156

District Court 509-447-4110 Fax: 509-447-5724 Judge Philip Van de Veer (2014) Four-year term Annual salary: $106,282 Salary is for both district court judge and superior Van de Veer court commissioner. Duties: Preside over criminal traffic cases, traffic infractions, criminal and gross misdemeanor cases and civil cases under $75,000; small claims cases under $5,000; and civil weddings. Office located at west end of McNally Hall of Justice; open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, no payments on tickets after 4:15 p.m. Clerk/Court administrator: Rachel Johnson Probation officer: Scott Cornwell Probation/Compliance office, 509-447-3889, Fax: 509-447-0755, verifies compliance by defendants,

referred by District Court Mail: P.O. Box 5030, Newport, WA 99156

Counseling Services Toll-free 800-404-5151 509-447-5651 Fax: 509-447-2671 TTY: 877-873-4322 Mail: P.O. Box 5055, Newport, WA 99156. Payne Located 105 South Garden Ave. Newport, open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Services for Pend Oreille County in mental health, prevention, chemical dependency and developmental disabilities. Mental health crisis services available 24/7, after business hours and on weekends call 1-866-847-8540. Director: Annabelle Payne

N.E. Tri-County Health District Toll-free 800-873-6162 509-447-3131 Fax: 509-447-5644 Located at 605 Highway 20, Newport. Open 8 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Closed Fridays. The heath district provides community heath and environmental health services, including family planning, WIC, food handlers permits, immunizations and sewer permits. Mail: 605 Highway 20, Newport, WA 99156. Environmental health specialist: James Sayre Community health services: Jan

Steinbach

Seasonal Boat/RV Storage: Pick up day April 12, 2014. Intake day Oct. 4, 2014.

Fair Board

Extension

509-445-1367 Billing: P.O. Box 141, Cusick, WA 99119 Mail: 413951 Highway 20, Cusick, WA 99119 The board manages the county fair, which will be held Aug. 14-17, 2014, in Cusick. The theme is “Where the Wild Things Grow.” Meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds. If the first Tuesday lands on a holiday, the board will meet the following Tuesday. Board officers: chairman Jim Mathis, vice chairwoman Barb McGill 509445-1433, co-treasurers Barb Cordes 509-445-1264 and Chuck Armstrong, secretary Joyce Montgomery 509-4450351, 509-939-3751 Board Members: Amanda Driver, Kay Driver, Garth Hanson, Lori Hanson, Glenn Miller, Sarah McDaniel and Bernice Smith Fair Manager: Jim Mathis Groundskeeper: Jonathon Best 509368-4213

509-447-2401 Fax: 509-447-6477 Headquartered in the courthouse annex at 418 S. Scott in Newport, WSU/Pend Oreille Extension is your link to Washington State University. A second office located at the Kalispel Career Training Center north of Cusick houses the Kalispel Tribal Extension program. Extension helps people develop leadership skills and use research-based knowledge to improve their economic status and quality of life. Extension offers information through consultation, publications, clinics and workshops on agriculture, forestry, horticulture and family living topics, community development strategies, the Master Gardener program and 4-H club and youth programming and Food $ense Nutrition Education in all elementary schools in Pend Oreille County. Mail: P.O. Box 5045, Newport, WA 99156 Email: carla.pogson@wsu.edu Website: www.pendoreille.wsu.edu

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end Oreille Public Utility District

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Noxious Weeds 509-447-2402 Fax: 509-447-6477 Charged with ensuring the control of noxious weeds in the county. The weed board office is located in the courthouse annex 418 S Scott Ave., and is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Mail: P.O. Box 5085, Newport WA 99156 Board: Dist. 1 Warren Koontz, Dist. 2 Wes Bailey, Dist. 3 Vacant, Dist. 4 Joe Sherman, Dist. 5 Vacant The board meets every even month on the second Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the weed board office. Weed coordinator: Sharon Sorby Email: ssorby@pendoreille.org

Cities & Towns Newport 509-447-5611 Fax: 509-447-2259 200 S. Washington Ave., Newport, WA

99156 Website: www.newport-wa.org Email: cityofnewport@ newport-wa.org City hall is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Mayor: Shirley Sands (2017) Mayor’s stipend: $700 per Sands month Council: Ken Smith (2015), Sam Brooks (2017), Brad Hein (2017), Keith Campbell (2015), one vacant seat Council members’ wages: $50 per meeting Council meets first and third Monday of each month, 6 p.m. City administrator: Ray King Salary: $94,656 per year City clerk/Treasurer: Nickole Schutte Deputy clerk: Cindy Endahl Fire chief: Rob Owen City attorney: Tom Metzger City prosecutor: Dana Kelley Planning commission: Chairman Wayne Antcliff, Vice Chairwoman Cody Francis, secretary Barbara Drake, Ted Runberg, Ray Springsteen, David Bradbury, Randy Parker, Richard Miller, Paul Edgren. Meets last Monday at 5 p.m. as

needed. Board of adjustment: chairman Dave Porter, Kerry Allemand, Robert “Bubba” Konkright, Rob Owen and Jason Earl. Meets as needed. Law enforcement: Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office

Ione 509-442-3611 Fax: 509-442-3181 Clerk’s Office, 207 Houghton St., P.O. Box 498, Ione, WA 99139. Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Services include vehicle licensing, collection for city water and sewer, fax and copy service Mayor: Vacant Mayor’s stipend: $45 per meeting Council: Donald Fowell, Charles Spears, Dylan Powers, John Redinger, Ken Timmreck Council members’ wages: $45 per meeting Council meetings are the first and third Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m. at council chambers, 112 N. Central Ave. Clerk: Sandy Hutchinson Fire chief: Jerry Spalding

Law enforcement: Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office

Metaline 509-446-4641 Fax: 509-446-2603 P.O. Box 85, Metaline, WA 99152; City Hall, 101 Housing Drive Business hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to Daggett 12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4 p.m. Mayor: Pete Daggett Mayor stipend: $50 per month Council/departments commissioners: Tori Reeve, fire; vacant seat, water; Ruth Reiber, parks; Brian Smiley, streets; Bruce Gagliardo, sewer. Council members’ stipend: $20 per month Council meets second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. Clerk/Treasurer: E. Diane Brown Marshal: Rick Reiber Fire chief: Orin DeGroat Maintenance director: Roberto Mirabal Attorney: McGrane & Schuerman, 509684-8484.

SMS Community Shuttle SPOKANE / NEWPORT / PRIEST RIVER / SANDPOINT Monday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday Starting July 1st, 2013

Depart ...............................Spokane: See to the right for locations .........6:00AM Arrive / Depart .....................Newport: Safeway .........................................7:45AM / 8:00AM Arrive / Depart .....................Priest River: Mitchells; Senior Center............8:10AM / 8:15AM Arrive / Depart .....................Sandpoint: Bonner County Public Works Northeast Corner of Division & Ontario Sts. 8:40AM / 8:50AM Arrive / Depart .....................Priest River: Senior Center; Mitchells............9:15AM / 9:20AM Arrive / Depart ....................Newport: Safeway .........................................9:30AM / 9:35AM Arrive

...............................Spokane: See to the right for locations .........11:00AM

Depart ...............................Spokane: See to the right for locations .........3:00PM Arrive / Depart ....................Newport: Safeway .........................................4:45PM / 5:00PM Arrive / Depart ....................Priest River: Mitchells; Senior Center............5:10PM / 5:15PM Arrive / Depart .....................Sandpoint: Bonner County Public Works Northeast Corner of Division & Ontario Sts. ..5:40PM / 5:50PM Arrive / Depart .....................Priest River: Senior Center; Mitchells............6:15PM / 6:20PM Arrive / Depart .....................Newport: Safeway .........................................6:30PM / 6:35PM Arrive

...............................Spokane: See to the right for locations .........8:00PM

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In the City of Spokane, we pick up or drop off at the Bank of America on Riverside and Howard. Upon request, we can also pick up at the following locations: Spokane International Airport, any of the major Hospitals including VA hospital, Northtown Mall, North point Wal-Mart, 29th and Regal, Fancher and Sprague or Trent and Fancher. Meet the bus at Newport Safeway and in One-way fares $1.50 Sandpoint/Priest River $0.50 Priest River/Newport $3.00 Newport/Spokane $5.00 Sandpoint/Spokane Reserve seating has priority. Open seating is available without reservations as capacity allows. To reserve a seat, please call 24-hours in advance or during office hours: 8:30am to 5:00pm

Priest River at Mitchells IGA or the Senior Center. In Sandpoint, the stop is at the Bonner County Public Works Building at the northeast corner of Division and Ontario. This is a Park and Ride location. If you have a disability that prevents you from reaching one of our stops, please call our office to see if we can arrange a pickup at your home. SMS Community Shuttle 1-877-264-RIDE (7433) 509-534-7171 Service is open to the general public. Service is available to all regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin or disability. This service meets the requirements of the American’s With Disabilities Act. This service is funded through grants from Washington and Idaho DOT’s.


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Metaline Falls 509-446-2211 Fax: 509-446-3021 Mail: P.O. Box 277, Metaline Falls, WA 99153. Town Hall, E. 203 Fifth Ave., is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday Mayor: Tara Leininger Leininger Mayor’s stipend: $75 per meeting Council: John Kinney, Dan Johnson, Sue Huntley, Roger Aydelott, Van Whysong Council members’ wages: $25 per month Council meetings are the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. City clerk: Tina Swink Fire chief: Thomas Barnes Maintenance: Dave Kurlo Law enforcement: Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office

Cusick 509-445-1718 Cusick Community Center, 111 First Ave., Tuesdays, noon to 6 p.m. Mail: P.O. Box 263, Cusick, WA 99119 Mayor: Robert Spencer Spencer (2017) Mayor stipend: $200 per month Council: Bernice Smith, Ken Murray, Monte Williams, Chris Evers, Gladys Schwartz. Council members’ wages: $140 per meeting Council meetings are the second Monday at 7 p.m. at the Cusick Community Center – rental info 509-445-1718.

City clerk/Treasurer: Charlotte Yergens Water and sewer maintenance: Bruce Herder Facility maintenance: Steve Yergens Attorney: David Groesbeck Fire chief: Joel Hoisington Law enforcement: Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office

Indian Tribes Kalispel Tribe 509-445-1147 Fax: 509-445-1705 Email: information@kalispeltribe.com Website: www.kalispeltribe.com Tribal office located at 1981 LeClerc Road, P.O. Box 39, Usk, WA 99180. Open Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tribal council meets Tuesdays at 9 a.m. Chairman and CEO: Glen Nenema Council: vice chairman Ray Pierre III, secretary Nenema Darren Holmes, Curt Holmes, Betty Jo Piengkham Directors: Tribal administrator: Darren Holmes CFO: Nick Brown Tribal gaming authority executive director: Nick Pierre COO, Kalispel Tribal Economic Authority: Kent Caputo Camas Path executive director: Jessica Pakootas Planning and public works executive director: Sev Jones Public safety director and tribal police chief: Jim Wynecoop, 509-4472151

Natural Resources Executive Director: Deane Osterman 509-447-7282 Cultural department executive director: Francis Cullooyah Human resources vice president: Al Prudente Health care administrator: Lisa Guzman Tribal court administrator: Cathleen Kintner Senior tribal attorney: David Bonga Tribal court judge: Milton Nomie, 509-447-7129 Kalispel Career Training Center director: Terry Knapton Communications director: April Pierre Director of education: Anna Pope Director of childcare: Cheryl Sample, 509-447-7211 Director of community services: Open Position Director of recreation: Darlene Auld School Age Center, Usk: 509-445-1149 Camas Center for Community Wellness, Cusick: 509-447-7122 Camas Center Clinic: 509-447-7111 KALTRAN: 509-447-7247

Public Schools Community Colleges of Spokane Spokane Community College Newport Center 509-447-3835 or 888-323-2399 1204 W. Fifth St./P.O. Box 470 Newport, WA 99156 Spokane Community College Ione Center 509-442-4290 208 Blackwell/P.O. Box 906 Ione, WA 99139 With locations in North and South Pend Oreille County, Community Colleges of Spokane Institute for Extended Learning provides a variety of learning experiences for the residents of the Pend Oreille River Valley and north Spokane County. Adult learners can complete their basic education by enrolling in G.E.D. classes; prepare to return to work or start college; take credit classes as part of a liberal arts

PEND OREILLE COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

Home of The

2013 Capitol Tree

PEND OREILLE COUNTY TREASURER Real and Personal Property Taxes Special Assessments, Billing Questions Tax Foreclosure and Personal Property Delinquencies Real Property and Mobile Home Ownership Changes Mobile Home Moving Permits

2014 Tax Statements will be mailed mid-February. If you do not receive your statements by March, please call our office at 509-447-3612. First half property taxes due April 30, 2014 Second half property taxes due October 31, 2014 Online and Telephone Payment Options are available through doxo and Official Payments Corporation Additional information is available on our website or we are here to help you.

(509) 447-3612 • www.pendoreilleco.org/ Hours: 8:00-12:30 1:30-4:30

“Building Partnerships between Businesses and Communities for a Stable and Diverse Economy.” 301 W. Spruce St., Ste. E • Newport, WA 99156 (509) 447-5569 • email: jwyrobek@pendoreille.org 2014 WHO’S IN CHARGE 5


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Pend Oreille County

Recyclable Items

Solid Waste Disposal Facilities

Transfer Station Locations

1. Paper Recycling Do’s and Don’ts Yes! We do accept: • Loose newspaper, no strings or plastic • Magazines, but not in plastic wrapping • WHITE office paper, only • Window & non-window white envelopes • Loose, white shredded paper & junk mail

NOT Recyclable: • No brown paper bags • No telephone books • No colored paper • No manila clasp envelopes • No contaminated or wet p paper p

2. Aluminum Beverage Cans: Rinsed & drained. 3. Corrugated Cardboard: Two ply brown cardboard with ridges. NO waxed boxes, overseas cardboard or single-ply chipboard rd (such as cereal boxes, paper towel cores, pizza boxes, or egg cartons.) 4. Metals: Ferrous scrap metal items. At leastt 80% metal. t l Tin & steel food and drink cans. Rinse out, please.

South County Transfer Station

On Deer Valley Road, West of Gray Rd. Newport, WA • Phone: 447-3054 Open: Thurs., Fri., Sat., Sun., & Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed Tues. and Wed.

Central County Drop Box

North County Station:

1712 Sullivan Lake Road (1.7 miles up from Orange Ione Bridge) Ione, WA Phone: 442-3051 BOTH Central & North County Open: Wed. and Sat. ONLY 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

661 Jared Road (1.5 miles South of Hwy 211 & Hwy. 20) Usk, WA • Phone: 445-0222

Solid Waste Disposal Rates EFFECTIVE MARCH 1, 2014

North & South County Transfer Stations

* plus tax Solid Waste ............................................................................Ton $108.00

Minimum 140 pounds or less .......................................................... $7.67

Central County Transfer Station

Solid Waste ................................................................. cubic yard $16.00 Minimum 3 trash cans or less ........................................................ $7.67

All Transfer Stations

Refrigerant Based Appliances................................................ $27.00 ea. Tires: 3 or more ...................................................................... $25.00 ea. Scrap Metals: At least 80% metal .................................................. Free Cardboard: Clean, Separated, Flattened & Corrugated Free Tin Cans: Clean, Separated & No Labels ..................................... Free Aluminum Cans: Rinsed & Drained ............................................. Free Household Hazardous Wastes: ............................... 5 gals. or less Free (Call (509) 671-6147 or (509) 447-4513 for more specifics)

*Note: State Solid Waste Tax Added to all County Rates @ 3.6%. All loads arriving at transfer station locations should be adequately secured. Unsecured loads are subject to a fine. 6 WHO’S IN CHARGE 2014

5. Other Recyclables: Automotive batteries & Rechargeable batteries, bulk aluminum, cell phones, laser and inkjet cartridges, antifreeze and used motor oil are all recycled. 6. E-cycle Washington: For large quantities call (509) 671-6147 Computers & Monitors, CPUs (Towers), E-Readers, Console TVs, Laptops, Televisions 7. Plastic Bags Recycled: • Bubble wrap, plastic kind only • Cereal box liners • Dry cleaner bags • Plastic bag sleeves over magazines or newspapers • Plastic bread, department store, grocery or produce bags • Plastic ice or pellet bags • Plastic overwrap on paper towels or TP multi packs • S-t-r-e-t-c-h film wrap BUT NO household SARAN wrap • Zip-lock bags and other styles of plastic storage bags The bag color, outside or inside, does not matter but bags must be empty, clean & dry!

TRANSFER STATIONS CLOSED ON 6 MAJOR HOLIDAYS 1. Memorial Day 2. July 4th 3. Labor Day

4. Thanksgiving Day 5. Christmas Day 6. New Years Day

HOW TO DISPOSE OF LATEX PAINT

At home, remove paint can lid and place can in a warm spot to dry out, OR add a claybased kitty litter, sawdust or soil to the LATEX paint. Stir daily to break the “skin” and allow the rest to dry out. When the LATEX paint is DRY or in a semi-solid state, dispose of LATEX paint can (keep the lids off) with your regular garbage.

LATEX PAINT

Pend Oreille Public Works Department at (509) 447-4513. bgillespie@pendoreille.org


2014 GUIDE TO GOVERNMENT IN PEND OREILLE AND WEST BONNER COUNTIES or professional-technical program; or take a class “just for fun” in the noncredit life enrichment program. In addition, testing for G.E.D. certification; placement testing for college entrance; academic and financial aid advising are also available by appointment. Hours of operations vary by quarter for each center so call to verify availability of staff.

Newport Schools 509-447-3167 Fax: 509-447-2553 P.O. Box 70, Newport, WA 99156 Website: www.newport.wednet.edu Provides preschool through 12th grade, plus alternative/continuation high school and Homelink offerings, in the south part of Pend Oreille County. District office at 1380 W. Fifth St., Newport; Sadie Halstead Middle School, 331 S. Calispel Ave.; Newport High School, 1400 W. Fifth St.; Stratton Elementary School, 1201 W. Fifth St., Newport. Board of Education (four-year terms): 1, Paul Wilson (2013). 2, Mitch Stratton (2014). 3, chairwoman April Owen (2015). 4, Keith Cordes. 5, Jim Brewster (2015) Board member wages: 0 Board meets second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. in administrative offices, unless otherwise posted. The board meets quarterly at 3:15 p.m. at one of the schools. • Superintendent’s office Smith 509-447-3167 Superintendent: Dave Smith Salary: $112,000 Business manager: Tom Crouch Administrative assistant to superintendent: Ashley Burkey Coordinator of special programs: Michele Hunt Administrative assistant to special programs: Keri Leslie Assistant to business manager: Becki Pelleberg Payroll: Theresa Monk • Stratton Elementary 509-447-0656 Principal: Teresa Holmes Grades preschool through fourth • Sadie Halstead Middle School 509447-2426 Grades five through eight Principal: Janet Burcham • Newport High School 509-447-2481

Grades nine through 12 Principal: Dennis Matson Athletic director: Zac Farnam Vocational director: Steve Shumski KUBS station manager: David Bradbury Food service supervisor: Judy Henshaw 509-447-3167, ext. 1512 • Bus Transportation 509-447-0505 Durham Bus Services Manager: Aaron Hutchins

Cusick Schools 509-445-1125 305 Monumental Way, Cusick, WA 99119 Website: www.cusick.wednet.edu Provides pre-school through 12th grade education programs for the central part of Pend Oreille County with Bess Herian Elementary and Cusick Middle SchoolHigh School. Board of directors (four-year terms): Mike Keogh, Anna Armstrong, Mark Cutshall, Tom Foster and Tye Shanholtzer Board member stipend: 0 Board meets third Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. in the high school library. Superintendent: Don Hawpe Salary: $94,000 Hawpe Secretary to superintendent: Jennifer Anderberg Principal (7-12): Don Hawpe Principal (K-6): Mike Phillips Special services coordinator: Don Cynthia Johnston Athletic director: Nick Pease

Superintendent: Nancy Lotze Salary: $101,567.40 Business manager: Jaunessa Walsh • Selkirk Elementary 509-446-4225 Fax: 509-446-4804 219 Park St., Metaline Falls Preschool through fifth grades Principal: Nancy Lotze • Selkirk Middle/Senior High 509-446-3505 Fax: 509-446-2408 Highway 31 south of Metaline sixth through 12th grades Principal: Larry J. Reed 509-447-2158 Fax: 509-447-2806 116 S. Washington Ave. Newport, WA 99156 Email: info@pocld.org Website: www.pocld.org Trustees: Sandy Loskill, Karen Brickett, Katherine Scutte, Jane Miller-Floyd Board meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 10 a.m., in District Office, until further notice. Trustees’ stipend: 0 Director: Colleen Auble

Districts Library District 509-447-2158 Email: cauble@pocld.org • Newport Library, 116 S. Washington Ave. 509-447-2111 or 1-800-366-3654 Hours are Monday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday 1-5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Calispel Valley Library, 107 1st Ave., Cusick, adjacent to Cusick Community Center and Town Hall 509-445-1215 Fax: 509-445-1215 Branch coordinator: Pam Thompson Hours are Tuesday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday 1-5 p.m.; Thursday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and closed Monday and Friday. • Ione Public Library, 210 Blackwell St., Suite 1, Ione 509-442-3030 Fax 509-442-3248 Senior Library Assistant: Kathleen Huffman

Selkirk Schools 509-446-2951 Fax: 509-446-2929 P.O. Box 129, Metaline Falls, WA 99153 Website: www.selkirk. k12.wa.us Provides preschool through Lotze 12th grade education for the north Pend Oreille County area. Board of directors (four-year terms): Chairman Joseph Huttle (2017), Clinton Petrich (2015), Scott Jungblom (2015), Karyn Lovell (2017), Larry Holter (2017) Board member stipend: $25 per meeting Board meets third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the high school music room. 2014 WHO’S IN CHARGE 7


2014 GUIDE TO GOVERNMENT IN PEND OREILLE AND WEST BONNER COUNTIES Hours are Tuesday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2-6 p.m.; Wednesday 1-6 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., first and third Saturday only. • Metalines Community Library, 302 Park, Cutter Theatre Building at Metaline Falls 509-446-3232 Fax 509-446-2302 Branch coordinator: Lynn Barnes Hours are Monday 10 a.m. to noon and 1-6 p.m.; Wednesday 1-6 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., second and fourth Saturdays only. The Ione and Metalines libraries are both closed on fifth Saturdays.

Public Hospital District No. 1 Newport Hospital and Health Services

509-447-2441 Fax: 509-447-5527 Mail: 714 W. Pine St., Newport, WA 99156 Website: www.phd1.org Operates Newport Hospital, Wilbur

Family Health Center Newport, Family Medicine Newport, River Mountain Village Assisted Living, and Newport Hospital Long Term Care. Commissioners (six-year terms): Chairwoman Lynnette Elswick, Vice Chairwoman Lois Robertson, Secretary Thomas Garrett, Raymond King Board Member’s stipend: $114 per meeting Board meets fourth Thursday of each month at 4 pm in the hospital Sandifur Room (lower level) Superintendent/CEO: Tom Wilbur Salary: $148,560 Director of Finance: Kim Manus Director of Human Resources: Joseph Clouse Director of Nursing: Shelley Froehlich Director of Primary Ancillary Care: Chris Wagar Director of Residential Care: Michele Page Director of Information Technology: Walter Price Chief of Medical Staff: Dr. Shannon Radke Marketing and Foundation Director: Jenny Smith

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Public Hospital District No. 2 509-442-2311 Fax: 509-442-2333 Mail: P.O. Box 67, Metaline Falls, WA 99153 Supports the ambulance service operated by the Pend Oreille Fire District No. 2 and provides support to the Selkirk Community Health Center in Ione (operated by non-profit Northeast Washington Health Programs). Commissioners: Gayle Pollock, Sue Huntley and Jody Rogers.  Commissioner stipend: 0 Board meets quarterly in January, April, July and October on the second Monday of the month, 3:30 p.m. at the Fire Station 23, Highway 20, Ione, WA. Clerk of the Board: John Rummelhart

Larson

Knapp

fiber optic telecommunications services via its Community Network System. Access options include lit bandwidth, dark fiber and NoaNet access. Outage reports: 509-447-3137, 509-446-3137 or 509-242-3137 Commissioners meet on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 10 a.m. in the PUD conference room, Newport; and on any fifth Tuesday of the month at noon at Box Canyon Dam. Commissioners (six-year terms): president Curt Knapp (2014), vice president Rick Larson (2016), secretary Dan Peterson (2018) Commissioners stipend: $114 per meeting General manager: John Jordan Annual salary: $161,200 Assistant General Manager: April Owen Manager of Power Production: Mark Cleveland Chief Operating Officer: Charlie O’Hare Director of regulatory and environmental affairs: Mark Cauchy Manager of engineering: Chuck Frandrup Auditor/Customer Services Manager: Elaine Averyt Manager of water systems: Mark Scott Director of Information Technology: Rhonda Thomas Treasurer: Sarah Holderman General Counsel: Colin Willenbrock

Public Utility District No. 1 509-447-3137 Fax: 509-447-5824 Website: www.popud.org Provides electric service to all of Pend Oreille County. Provides water service to eight subdivisions and the town of Metaline Falls. Main office located at 130 Jordan N. Washington Ave. in Newport, with customer service and payment drop box available at Box Canyon Dam. Also operates Box Canyon Dam on the Pend Oreille River. The district provides

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Port of Pend Oreille

Cemetery Dist. No. 1 509-447-3114

Shanklin

Whysong

Mail: P.O. Box 5015, Newport, WA 99156 The district covers Pend Oreille County from the Spokane County line up to Blueslide, and is responsible for maintaining and operating the Newport Cemetery. Operates on special tax levies and donations. Commissioners: chairman Frank Capehart, George Lunden, Bonnie Carstens. Commissioner stipend: 0 The commissioners meet the second Wednesday of the month at 8:15 a.m. at 100 W. Garden Ave., Newport.

Harkness

509-445-1090 Offices located at 1981 Black Road, Usk WA 99180. Hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., MondayFriday. Commissioners meet second Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. Commissioners (six-year term): Chairman R. L. Shanklin (2017), Vice Chairman Van Whysong (2015), Secretary John Harkness (2019) Commissioner stipend: $100 per meeting Manager: Kelly Driver

Cemetery Dist. No. 2 509-446-4641

Conservation District 509-447-1155 Website: www.POCD.org Office is located at 121 N Washington Ave. in the back of the building District Administrator: Terry Holloway Board of Supervisors: Chairman Ralph Christiansen, Vice Chairman George Stuivenga, Treasurer Michele Mausen, and members Randall Leestma and John W. Floyd Board meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. except July when there is no meeting. Elections and appointments are held in February.

P.O. Box 179, Metaline, WA 99152 Operates the Metaline Cemetery. Board of directors: chairwoman Joyce Evans 509-446-3573, Tom Hough, Jack Taft Director stipend: 0 Secretary: Tina Swink Board meets the first Wednesday of the month at 8 a.m. at Metaline Town Hall, excluding November through March, unless necessary.

Diamond Lake Water & Sewer Dist. 509-447-4660

Fax: 509-447-0180 172 South Shore Road, Newport, WA 99156-9300 Operates water and sewer systems around Diamond Lake. Commissioners (six-year term): chairman Bob Graham (2017), Secretary Richard Swan (2016), Ray King (2019). Commissioner stipend: $70 per meeting Board meets on the first and third Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the district office. Office open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. MondayFriday. Maintenance hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Sunday. In addition, they can be reached by telephone after hours for emergencies.

Sacheen Lake Sewer & Water Dist. 509-447-4641

Mail: 8272 Fertile Valley Rd., Sacheen Lake, WA 99156

Located at Sacheen Lake in southern Pend Oreille County, the Sacheen Lake Sewer & Water District is in the process of constructing a sewer collection and treatment system that will serve the majority of the lakefront properties. The district also continues to work on lake water quality and lake level issues as well as milfoil control. The district also owns and maintains the Myers/Harter Sanctuary, located near the corner of Highway 211 and Fertile Valley Road. Commissioners: position 1 Perry Pearman (2017), position 2 Gary Garrett (2015), position 3 Peggy Johnsen (2019) Commissioner stipend: 0 District manager: Sheila Pearman Commissioners meet at Sacheen Lake Fire Station, Highway 211, on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.

Lenora Water & Sewer Dist. 509-455-0888

1091 Lenora Drive, Usk, WA 99180 Operates water and sewer facility in Camelot and Skookum Rendezvous

Cemetery Dist. No. 3 P.O. Box 362, Ione, WA 99139 Operates Riverside Cemetery in Ione. Commissioners: John Maupin 509-4422121, Jerry Enyeart 509-442-3935, Debbie Swendell Commissioner stipend: 0 Board meets the third Thursday at 7 p.m. at Ione City Hall.

FAMILY LAW REAL ESTATE CRIMINAL DEFENSE

WILLS & PROBATE CIVIL LITIGATION APPEALS

MEDIATION/ARBITRATION

Douglas D. Lambarth

General Law Practice in Pend Oreille County since 1974

LAMBARTH LAW OFFICE ATTORNEY & COUNSELOR AT LAW S. 102 Union, Newport (509) 447-3036

A P ro f e ssi o n al Se rvic e C o rp o rat io n Winston & Cashatt has offices in Spokane, Washington and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho • Personal Injury • Employment • Criminal Defense • Real Estate / Land Use C. Matthew Andersen Beverly L. Anderson Kevin H. Breck John F. Bury Patrick J. Cronin Kevin J. Curtis Greg M. Devlin Timothy R. Fischer David P. Gardner Scott A. Gingras Erika B. Grubbs

• Insurance • Construction • Tax & Probate • Corporate

• Banking • Litigation • Business Law • Mediation

Jeffrey A. Herbster Michael T. Howard Carl E. Hueber Collette C. Leland Caitlin E. O’Brien Corey J. Quinn Kammi Mencke Smith Richard W. Relyea Jeffrey R. Ropp Elizabeth A. Tellessen Lawrence H. Vance, Jr.

Meriwether D. Williams Of Counsel Courtney R. Beaudoin Stephen L. Farnell Kenneth B. Howard Fred C. Pflanz James E. Reed Lucinda S. Whaley

Spokane Office Bank of America Financial Center, 601 W. Riverside, Suite 1900 Spokane, Washington 99201-0695 Phone: (509) 838-6131 • Fax: (509) 838-1416 website: www.winstoncashatt.com 2014 WHO’S IN CHARGE 9


2014 GUIDE TO GOVERNMENT IN PEND OREILLE AND WEST BONNER COUNTIES development areas, south of Usk. Administrative assistant: Joni Stillian Commissioners meet first Monday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Skookum Rendezvous Lodge. Commissioners: Iris Baker, Mike Conway, Brian Simmons Commissioner stipend: $90 per meeting

Chippewa Water & Sewer Dist. 509-442-2225

P.O. Box 33, Ione, WA 99139 Operates water distribution and sewer systems in Chippewa area. Commissioners: chairwoman Sheila Reed (2019), Dena Brown (2015), James VanDyke (2017) Commissioner stipend: $109 per meeting with the option to waive Clerk: Karyn Lovell

Pondoray Shores Water & Sewer Dist. 509-939-6781

P.O. Box 174, Chattaroy, WA 99003

Billing: 509-238-6544 Commissioners meet the first Saturday at 9 a.m. in the Box Canyon Room at the PUD building in Newport. Commissioners: Pat Gracio, chairman 509-939-6781; Jeff Jergensen, secretary; Don Whisler, treasurer, 509-238-6544 Commissioner stipend: 0

South Pend Oreille Fire & Rescue Serving south Pend Oreille County including Diamond Lake, Sacheen Lake, Deer Valley, Camden and Fertile Valley areas. Chief: Mike Nokes 509-447-5305 Annual salary: $62,000 Commissioners: Gary Wilkey 509-4470744, Randy Miller 509-292-8065, Galen Hansen 509-292-9458, Karen Johnston 509-939-7714 Commissioner stipend: $100 per meeting Commissioners meet the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Diamond Lake Station. Diamond Lake Station is staffed 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Mail: 325272 Hwy. 2, Newport WA

Website: www.spofr.org

Fire Dist. 2 509-442-2311 Fax: 509-442-2333 North Pend Oreille County Chief: Jody Rogers Stipend: $6,500 per year Commissioners: Jim Mundy, Pete Smoldon, one position vacant. Commissioner stipend: 0 Commissioners meet at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of the month at 10 a.m. at Station 23, 390442 State Route 20, Ione WA. Administrative assistant: John Rumelhart

Fire Dist. 4 509-447-2476 Fax: 509-447-5530 Covers from north city limits of Newport to the Cusick Flat, including Dalkena, Davis Lake and Usk, west of Pend Oreille River. 11 Dalkena Street, Newport, WA 99156 Captain: Nick Knaack Annual salary: $30,000 Commissioners: chairman Jim Anderson, Steve Brown, Bryant Kramer Commissioner stipend: $104 per meeting, if they choose Secretary: DarLynn Petrie Commissioners meet on the first and third Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at Station No. 41 at Dalkena. www.pofd4.org or for information: info@ pofd4.org

Fire Dist. 5 509-671-2286

Newport Consolidated School District

Educate to participate in school and in life. Newport High School 447-2481 Sadie Halstead Middle School 447-2426 Stratton Elementary School 447-0656 Newport Parent Partner Program 447-3167 Superintendent’s Office 509-447-3167

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Serves Blueslide, Ruby and Locke areas, with fire station south of Ruby. Chief: Jay Foster, 509-671-2286 Salary: 0 Commissioners: chairman Gary Cowee, Lee Kasper, Alan Jones Commissioner stipend: 0 Secretary: Lawsandra Kramer Meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the fire station, located at 406722 Hwy. 20, Cusick, WA 99119

Fire Dist. 6 509-447-3736 Fax: Same Serves east side of Pend Oreille River in Pioneer Park-Furport-Skookum areas, with fire station at Furport. Chief: Jim Robinson Salary: $500 per month Commissioners: Mike McLaughlin, Michelle Fisk and Greg Koehn Commissioner stipend: $104 per meeting Mailing address: 7572 LeClerc Rd South, Newport, WA 99156 Commissioners meet on the first and third Monday of the month at 7 p.m., at the Furport Fire Station. Secretary: Vicki Miles Email: firedist6@surf1.ws

Fire Dist. 8 509-447-5325 Serves Spring Valley area; fire station at Spring Valley and Tweedie roads. Chief: Larry Hiebert Salary: 0 Fire training meetings: first and second Mondays of each month 7 p.m. at fire station. Commissioners: Larry Johnson, Roger Castle, Jim Hiebert Commissioner stipend: 0 Commissioners meet on the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the fire station. Secretary: Pat Kendell, P.O. Box 947, Newport, WA 99156 Email: chief@pocfire8.org Website: www.pocfire8.org

Economic Development Economic Development Council 509-447-5569 Located at 301 W. Spruce, Suite E, Newport, WA 99156 Email: JWyrobek@pendoreille.org Director: Jamie Wyrobek, Wyrobek 509-671-5186 Facilitates and coordinates countywide


2014 GUIDE TO GOVERNMENT IN PEND OREILLE AND WEST BONNER COUNTIES business and economic issues; promotes business retention and expansion. Board chairman: Lonnie Johnson Vice chairman: Terry Knapton Treasurer: Melannie Jones Secretary: Mike Manus Board members: Bob Shanklin, Rick Larson, Susan Harris, Bob Spencer, Alex Stanton, Karen Snyder, Leslie Maki, Steve Shumski and Tara Leininger.

Tri-County Economic Development District 509-684-4571

Located at 986 South Main Ave. # A, Colville, WA 99114-2300 Email: rwillford@teddonline.com Website: www.teddonline.com Executive director and loan officer: Rob Willford Salary: $79,200 per year Function: Support the development of a stable and diverse economy in Pend Oreille, Stevens and Ferry counties by building partnerships between business and communities to assist businesses to grow, invest and create jobs.

Bonner County Commissioners

Bailey

Nielsen

Salary: $58,000 The three-member board of county commissioners is the main governing body of Bonner County. Two commissioners are elected each biennium – one for a two-year term, one for a four-year term. Business of the commissioners is conducted MondayFriday at the commissioners’ office in the Bonner County Administration Building on Highway 2 in Sandpoint. General meetings to receive public input are held every Tuesday at 9 a.m. The commissioners set the annual budget for all county departments, but do not govern operation of the departments, which are directed by other elected officials. The commissioners, with assistance from staff and citizens committees, oversee operation of such services as airports, planning and zoning, road and bridge, solid waste, noxious weed control, waterway improvements and trail grooming. The commissioners also pass ordinances, fix county tax rates and act as a board of equalization in property valuation disputes.

208-265-1438 Fax: 208-265-1460 1500 Highway 2, Suite 308 Sandpoint, Idaho 83864 Glen Bailey, Dist. 1 (2014) Mike Nielsen, Dist. 2 (2014) Cary Kelly, Dist. 3 (2016)

Kelly

and Assistance: 1500 Highway 2, Third Floor, Sandpoint, ID 83864 Court Operations: 215 S. First Ave., Sandpoint, ID 83864, 208-265-1432 The office of county clerk/ Dutson-Sater auditor/recorder issues marriage and liquor licenses, prepares budgets, files all court cases, handles payroll, pays the bills, remits funds to all taxing districts, records legal documents, administers and certifies all elections for county taxing districts, and keeps court records.

Treasurer 208-265-1433 Cheryl D. Piehl (2014) Salary: $58,000 1500 Highway 2, Suite 304, Sandpoint, ID 83864The office of county treasurer is responsible for receiving moneys belonging to the county, Piehl accounting for their receipt and safely keeping and investing such

funds. The treasurer is responsible for disbursing moneys from the county treasury as directed by the county auditor or the board of county commissioners. The county treasurer acts as tax collector and is responsible for the collection of taxes on real and personal property, taxes on harvested timber and the collection of special assessments. The treasurer is the ex-officio public administrator. In addition, the office issues certain occupational licenses, including those for pawnbrokers and auctioneers.

County Assessor 208-265-1440 Jerry Clemons (2014) Salary: $56,431 The office of county assessor, located at 1500 Highway 2, Suite 205, Sandpoint, is primarily Clemons concerned with setting equitable values for tax purposes on both real and personal property, including mobile and manufactured homes, and processing property tax exemptions, the deadlines of which are as follows:

Clerk 208-265-1437 Ann Dutson-Sater (2014) Salary: $58,000 Auditing, Recording, Elections

POCLD

PEND OREILLE COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT District Business Office 509-447-2158

Newport Public Library 509-447-2111/800-366-3654 Ione Public Library 509-442-3030

Calispel Valley Library 509-445-1215 Metalines Library 509-446-3282

Visit us at any POCLD branch or online at: www.pocld.org 2014 WHO’S IN CHARGE 11


2014 GUIDE TO GOVERNMENT IN PEND OREILLE AND WEST BONNER COUNTIES agriculture, March 15; circuit breaker, April 15; homeowner, April 15; forest land, Dec. 31. Forms are available in the office or can be mailed on request. Information about exemptions and downloadable forms are available from website: www.co.bonner.id.us/assessor. The office is also an agent of the Idaho Transportation Department in titling vehicles and vehicle licensing.

Sheriff

decisions to either approve or deny conditional use permit and variance applications, and makes recommendations to the Bonner County commissioners to either approve or deny proposed subdivision and zone change applications, and proposed ordinances relating to Bonner County Revised Code, Title 12.

Prosecutor 208-263-6714

Daryl Wheeler (2017) Salary: $69,420 Bonner County Sheriff’s Office 4001 N. Boyer, Sandpoint The office of county sheriff has a number of powWheeler ers and duties including police powers; jail-keeping powers; powers as officers of the court and process server; drivers’ licensing and other powers vested to the office by the state.

Louis E. Marshall Salary: $84,500 127 S. First Ave., Sandpoint, ID 83864. The county prosecuting attorney, which is a full-time Marshall position, together with six deputy prosecutors, provides legal advice and representation to the public officials of the county, prosecutes felony, misdemeanor, juvenile, and infraction cases, child protection matters, drug task force cases, fish and game matters, traffic cases and provides both victim and witness assistance.

Planning Dept.

Public Defender

208-263-8417, extension 3049

208-265-1458

208-255-7889

Fax: 208-265-1463 Website: www.co.bonner.id.us/planning. Email: planning@co.bonner.id.us Planning director: Clare Marley, AICP Commission members: Chairman Roger A. Daar (resides in Sagle), Vice Chairwoman Barbara Shaver (resides in the Pack River area), Margaret Hall (resides in Priest Lake area), Steve Temple (resides in Sandpoint), Mitch Martin (resides in Hope area), Greg Snow (resides in Oldtown), and Mark Dochnahl (resides in Sagle) Public hearings change, but are generally held on the first Thursday of each month commencing at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Bonner County Administrative Building, located at 1500 Highway 2, Sandpoint. Commissioner wages: 0 Any communications addressed to the planning commission may be forwarded to the Bonner County Planning Department at 1500 Highway 2, Suite 208, Sandpoint, ID 83864-1300. The seven-member commission reviews land use proposals in unincorporated Bonner County. The commission makes

Fax: 208-255-7559 In February 2014, the office moves to 123 S. First Ave., Sandpoint ID 83864, behind the old Department of Motor Vehicle Building. Public defenders: Janet Whitney, public defender Dan Taylor, chief deputy public defender Susie Jensen, deputy public defender Luke Hagelberg, deputy public defender

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County Coroner Kathryn Rose (2014) Salary: $40,000 The office of county coroner investigates questionable causes of death to assure that the medical certification and cause of death are Rose properly completed.

First District Court 208-265-1445 215 S. First Ave., Sandpoint

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• Open enrollment began Oct. 2013 • After answering a few questions, individuals will receive on the spot eligibility results • Depending on income, some individuals may qualify for no cost or low cost coverage options • Medicaid is expanding to cover more people • Most individuals are required to obtain health care coverage by 2014 • Most individuals will need to have coverage for at least 9 months in 2014 to avoid penalties • Plans to meet your needs and fit your budget


2014 GUIDE TO GOVERNMENT IN PEND OREILLE AND WEST BONNER COUNTIES Bonner County is included in the first of seven district courts in the state. Elected every four years, a district court judge can hear all cases and proceedings including criminal cases, appeals from the Magistrate’s Division, and contract-related cases. District Court Judge: Barbara Buchanan Landing L. Haynes is the administrative judge.

Magistrate Court 208-265-1446 The Magistrate’s Division of the District Court was created to handle cases then handled by probate, justice and police courts, Buchanan which were abolished by the state legislature in 1969. This reorganization created one system court of judicial administration in the state of Idaho. The Magistrate’s Division handles misdemeanor criminal cases, divorce, estate, child protection and adoption cases, as well as cases involving less that $10,000, small claims, traffic infractions, and preliminary hearings on felony cases. Magistrate Judges: Debra Heise and Lori Meulenberg

Justice Services 208-263-1602 Located at and mail to: 4002 Samuelson Ave., Sandpoint, ID 83864 The office is responsible for youths who are going through the court system, juvenile detention and juvenile probation. Justice services also provides adult misdemeanor probation services.

Director: Debbie Stallcup Probation manager: Ron Stultz Detention manager: Jim Martin

Public Works

Brinkmeyer, Linda Mitchell, Craig Hill, Brent Baker, Doug Conde, Ben Conard and Caryn Misk.

Extension Office

208-255-5681

208-263-8511

1500 Highway 2, Suite 101, Sandpoint, ID 83864 Hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. • Road and bridge director: Gordon Bates • Solid waste, waterways, parks and recreation, weeds director: Leslie Marshall

Fax: 208-263-6191 4205 N. Boyer Ave., Sandpoint, ID 83864, fairgrounds Email: speelmon@idaho.edu Office open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed official holidays. 4-H program coordinator: Erika Malone 4-H and extension office administration assistant: Patti Speelmon

The Lake Pend Oreille, Pend Oreille River, Priest Lake and Priest River Commission 1-208-263-5310 ext.107 1224 Washington Ave., Suite 101, Sandpoint, Idaho 83864 Office Hours 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, The Lake Pend Oreille, Pend Oreille River, Priest Lake and Priest River Commission was created by legislation in 2003. Any issue relating to water quality and/or water quantity in the Pend Oreille Basin (which includes the entire Priest drainage) is of concern to the Commission. Meets quarterly, with meetings announced on its website: lakescommission.wordpress.com Program Coordinator: Erin Mader Board of directors: Ford Elsaesser, Marc

Rep. Joel

Kretz

Serving You . . . . . . The People of Northeast Washington 509-779-4105 Home • 360-786-7988 Kretz_Jo@leg.wa.gov

Emergency Management Manages natural and manmade disaster response. Also administers the BONFIRE wild land/urban interface fire program. • Bonner County Emergency Management Office: 208-265-8867 Fax: 208-263-9084 Director: Bob Howard, email bhoward@bonner.em.org BONFIRE program: www.plrcd.org/NOFIRE/ • 911 Communication Center 4001 N. Boyer Ave., Building #3, Sandpoint, ID 83864 Emergencies: 911 Non-emergency: 208-265-5525 Administration: 208-255-3636 Fax: 208-265-5490 Director: Tammy Klinger, 208-255-3636 ext. 3309, e-mail tklinger@bonner911.org Operations Manager: Jaime Martinez, 208-255-3636, ext: 3302, e-mail jmartinez@bonner911.org

• Emergency Medical Services (EMS) 521 N. Third Ave., Sandpoint, ID 83864 Office: 208-255-2194 Fax: 208-263-0349 Chief: Rob Wakeley, email rwakeley@ co.bonner.id.us Administrative financial assistant: Sarah Nixon, snixon@co.bonner.id.us

Fairgrounds 208-263-8414 Fax: 208-265-2214 4203 N. Boyer Road, Sandpoint, ID 83864 Website: www.co.bonner.id.us/fairgrounds Email: bonnercountyfair@intermaxnetworks.com The fair board meets the first Monday of each month at the fairgrounds office at 6 p.m. excluding January and September. Fair board: Tim Cary, Gail Curless, Larry Enright, Roberta Knudsen, Elaine Linscott, Sharon Dalton, Marj Tilley. Junior Advisory Board meets Monday at 5 p.m. February, April, May, June, July, August and October Rodeo: Aug. 15-16 at 7 p.m. Fair: Aug. 19-23 Demolition Derby: Aug. 23 A campground with 33 RV campsites, pavilion and restrooms with showers is available. Cost is $25 per night.

West Bonner Groomer Assc. & Committee Appointed by the county commissioners, the west county snowmobile committee oversees state funding and operation of Idaho Parks and Recreation groomers in the Priest Lake area. The association also

Rep. Shelly Short “Working for The People” in District 7

Shelly.Short@leg.wa.gov

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2014 GUIDE TO GOVERNMENT IN PEND OREILLE AND WEST BONNER COUNTIES provides and coordinates hundreds of hours of volunteer work and other work and funding sources for the snowmobile trail system. Committee members: president Russ Brown, treasurer Marsha Courta, secretary Carol Bailey, Bob Ekler, Roger Conant, Mike Courteah, Craig Hill, Jim Peirone, Jim McReynolds, Mike Budig, Rick Ruffle, Peggy Smith and Bill Papesh Advisory committee: Mick Shanilec, Mike Sudnikovich, Eric Anderson, Ryan Lutmann, Mike Thom, Marc Hildesheim, Larry Wendlandt, Mike Nielsen, Adam Brown and Lonnie Johnson

Cities Priest River 208-448-2123 City Hall, 552 High Street, open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Mail: P.O. Box 415, Priest River, ID 83856. Water and sewer are payable on the 15th of each Martin month. Dog licenses are due by Jan. 31 of each year. Mayor: Jim Martin (2017) Mayor stipend: $600 per month Council: Peggy George (2017), Doug Wagner (2015), Jeff Connolly (2017), Rob Perkins (2015). Council members’ stipend: $300 per month Council meets on the first and third Mondays of each month, at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at city hall. City clerk/treasurer: Laurel Knoles Deputy city clerk: Arletta Hogan Deputy city clerk: Lynda Ayers Animal control: Cindy Bulling,

208-448-1693 Public works supervisor: Chris Carr Building official: William Cleveland Fire chief: Les Kokanos Police chief: Ray Roberts City attorney: Valerie Fenton The city also has a Historic Preservation Commission and a Parks Commission.

Oldtown 208-437-3833 City hall, 215 N. Washington Ave., located one block east of Highway 41, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Also Orr serves as the office of the West Bonner Water and Sewer District. Mayor: Lonnie L. Orr (2016) Mayor stipend: $200 per month Council: Anna Burns (2014), Gene Scott (2016), Susan Jones (2016), and Bobby Jones (2016) Council members stipend: $150 per month Council meets the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at city hall. City clerk: Sheila Gormley Public works: Charles Burke Deputy clerk: Alicia Ehrmantrout

Libraries West Bonner Library District

Priest Lake Library 208-443-2454 Located on Highway 57 north of Luby Bay turnoff. Mail: 28769 Highway 57 Priest Lake, ID 83856 Hours: Tuesday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in winter); Thursday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Library director: Beverly Richmond Board of trustees: Rosemary Yocum, Lori McReynolds, Kathleen Hubener, Debbi Sudnikovich, Cathe Rosenberg. Board meets the third Tuesday of each month at 2:30 p.m. at the library.

Public Schools

208-448-2207 118 Main St., Priest River ID 83856 Website: westbonner.lili.org Email: library@westbonnerlibrary.org

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Pend Oreille County Community Development • 509-447-4821

West Bonner 208-448-4439 Fax: 208-448-4629 Administration office is located at 134 S. Main St., Priest River, ID 83856 Superintendent: Ellen Perconti Perconti Salary: $96,000 Business manager/clerk of the board: Debra Buttrey Trustees: Zone 1 Tony Lamanna (2015), Zone 2 Drew McLain (2017), Zone 3 Eric Eldenburg (2015), Zone 4 Sandy Brower (2017), Zone 5 Phillip Hixson (2015) Trustee stipend: 0 The board of trustees meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at various locations in the district. • School Bus Transportation director: Joe Kaveshan Bus shop/dispatcher: 208-448-2451 School closure info: 208-448-1874 • Priest River Lamanna Senior High School 208-448-1211 Fax: 208-448-1212 596 Highway 57, Priest River, ID 83856. Grades nine through 12. Principal: Libbi Keyes • Priest River Junior High School 208-448-1118 Fax: 208-448-1119 5709 Highway 2, ID 83856. Grades seven and eight. Principal: Andy Preiss • Priest River Elementary School 208-448-1181 Fax: 208-448-1328 231 Harriet, Priest River, ID 83856. Kindergarten through sixth grade. Principal: Aaron Lippy • Idaho Hill Elementary School 208-437-4227 Fax: 208-437-2290 402 E. Third St., Oldtown, ID 83822. Kindergarten through sixth grade. Principal: Susie Luckey



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Director: Katie Crill • Priest River branch Hours are Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Crill Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Blanchard Library Located at 412 Railroad Ave., Blanchard Mail: P.O. Box 27, Blanchard ID 83804 Hours are Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Library board: Julie Fhuere, Nancy Romero, Jean Elsaesser, Carl Wright, Mike Stout Board meets second Tuesday of each month. Friends of the West Bonner Library District President: Nancy Benson




2014 GUIDE TO GOVERNMENT IN PEND OREILLE AND WEST BONNER COUNTIES • Priest Lake Elementary School 208-443-2555 Fax: 208-443-3845 27732 Highway 57, Priest Lake, ID 83856. Kindergarten through sixth grade. Principal: Ellen Perconti • PREP Alternative High School 208-448-1405; Fax: 208-448-0630 5709 Highway 2, Priest River, ID 83856 Principal: Andy Preiss

Districts West Bonner Cemetery 208-448-2525 Mailing address: 327 Third St., Priest River, ID 83856 Operates Evergreen Cemetery in Priest River Commissioners: Bill Westover, Tom Holman, Larry Rosenberger Commissioners stipend: 0 Attorney: Fonda Jovick Superintendent: vacant Secretary: Linda Beckedahl

Coolin Sewer 208-443-2034 or 208-290-3318 Mail: P.O. Box 86, Coolin, ID 83821 Provides sewer services in a portion of the Coolin and Cavanaugh Bay areas. Board meets first Tuesday at 8 a.m. at the district office on Eastside Road. Board: chairman Chris Warren, vice chairman Stuart Wagner, Gordon Cook, Gene Nett, Tom Nicholson Board members’ stipend: 0 Secretary: Mary Meek Maintenance: Chris Morris 208-443-2034

Kalispell Bay Sewer 208-443-2338 P.O. Box 517, Nordman, ID 83848 Runs from Indian Rock up to Hill’s Resort, plus a portion of the Luby Bay Road, at Priest Lake. Board meets at Kalispell Bay Sewer District Office at 7:30 a.m. on the second Monday of the month unless otherwise posted per Idaho Open Meeting Law. Board: chairman Russ Coykendall, Gary Rudie, Gil Tumey, Dave Comboy Board members’ stipend: $100 per meeting Secretary: Debra Nolen Maintenance: Kyle Holman

Granite-Reeder Water & Sewer 208-443-2173

Address: P.O. Box 456, Nordman, ID 83848 Board meets first Wednesday of the month, usually at 3 p.m. at the sewer district office in the Copper Bay Construction building. Board members: chairman Vince Aguirre, Don Pratt, Ken Hagman, Dave Current, Jim Peirone. Office Clerk: Lori McReynolds 208-443-2173

Outlet Bay Sewer 208-443-3831 149 Outlet Bay Road, Priest Lake, ID 83856 Provides sewer services in portions of the Outlet Bay and Lamb Creek areas. Office hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 9-11 a.m. Board meets the third Thursday

of the month, call for time. Board members: chairman Jim Hoagland, Lana Feldman, James Phelps, Greg Bradbury, Tom Bell Board members’ stipend: per meeting Field manager: Fritz Broschet, 208-290-1520 Office manager: Kari Davis

Bonner Soil & Water Conservation Dist. 208-263-5310 USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service 1224 Washington, Suite 101, Sandpoint, ID 83864 Fax: 208-263-0290 District Conservationist: Greg Becker Email: greg.becker@id.usda.gov Provides natural resource conservation planning and technical assistance to protect soil, water, forest management and wildlife habitat for private landowners.

Laclede Water 208-255-4068

P.O. Box 0222, Laclede ID 83841. Operates water system in Laclede area. Board meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Laclede Community Hall. Board: Chairman Lee Dowdle, treasurer Jerry Doyle, secretary Chris Giese, Louis Knapik and Harvey Hallenbeck Board members’ stipend: $50 per month Bookkeeper: Katy Hefley Operations: Doug Carothers

West Bonner Water & Sewer 208-437-3833 Provides water and sewer services in the Oldtown and Idaho Hill areas. Office at Oldtown City Hall, 215 N. Washington Ave., Oldtown, ID 83822. Board meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at city hall. Board: chairman Lonnie Orr, vice chairman Bob Sedlacek, Carl Kloepfer, Jan Edgar, Randy Edgar Board members’ stipend: $90 per month for the chairman, $85 vice chairman, and $80 members

Pend Oreille Hospital 208-263-1441 The district covers all of Bonner County and collects nominal property taxes to assist in maintenance operations of Bonner General Hospital. Board of directors: Ford Elsaesser, Tim Cochran, Howard Faux, Dr. Tom Lawrence, Jack Parker, Shannon Syth, Dr. Doug Cipriano, Dr. Scott Burgstahler Board members’ stipend: 0

West Pend Oreille Fire Fire emergencies: 911 208-448-2035 208-448-2865 208-290-5732 Fax: 208-448-2600 Serves rural areas surrounding Priest River and within city limits. Fire chief: Les Kokanos Salary: $18,000 per year

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Priest River Development Corporation can help you relocate your business to beautiful Priest River, Idaho by offering low-cost, L-1 light industrial zoned land. Call to view the available spaces or land in the Priest River Industrial Park.

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2014 GUIDE TO GOVERNMENT IN PEND OREILLE AND WEST BONNER COUNTIES Commissioners: Larry Larsen, Terry Watts, Doug Blair Commissioners’ stipend: $75 per meeting Commissioners meet first and third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the fire hall on Highway 57 in Priest River.

Coolin-Cavanaugh Bay Fire Fire emergencies: 911 208-443-3118 171 Cavanaugh Bay Road, Coolin Serves east side of Priest Lake with fire station at Coolin. Commissioners: Glenn Bowers, Dallas Gray, Don Cordes Commissioners’ stipend: 0 The commissioners meet quarterly, usually the second month of the quarter. Volunteers train twice a month. Mail: P.O. Box 6, Coolin, ID 83821 Manager: Pat Wagner Fire Chief: Peggy Smith Salary: $9,000 per year

Spirit Lake Fire Fire and EMS emergencies: 911 208-623-5800 Fax: 208-623-2305 www.spiritlakefire.com E-mail: chief@spiritlakefire.com Serving the areas of Blanchard, Spirit Valley, Hoodoo Valley and Spirit Lake Fire chief: John DeBernardi Salary: $54,384 Commissioners: Mark Miller, District 2, Chairman, Chuck Hodge, District 3, Tom Russell, District 1 Commissioner stipend: $60 per meeting Commissioners meet first and third Wednesdays of the month at 3 p.m. at Spirit Lake Fire Protection District Station No. 1, 32168 N. 6th Ave., Spirit Lake, ID. Mail: P.O. Box 116, Spirit Lake ID 83869

West Bonner Fire Fire emergencies: 911 Idaho Hill served by Newport Fire Department Commissioners: Lavona Bauerrichter, Randy Edgar, Karleen Lee. Commissioner stipend: 0 Holds annual budget hearing at Oldtown City Hall in August 16 WHO’S IN CHARGE 2014

West Priest Lake Fire 208-443-2889 West side of Priest Lake, from Kokanee Trailer Park to Distillery Bay, with fire stations at Kalispell Bay, Nordman and Highway 57 Lamb Creek. Fire chief: Tim Ventress Cell: 509-993-1825 Salary: 0 Commissioners: David Conboy, Bob Soden, Jim Perone Commissioner stipend: 0 Commissioners meet the first Monday of the month at 5 p.m. at the Nordman station Secretary: Barbara Benscotter

North of the Narrows Fire Fire emergencies, 911 208-443-2979 Serves most of the 10 miles along Priest Lake East Shore Road from Bear Creek to Sandpiper Shores. 14374 East Shore Road, Coolin, ID 83821 Fire chief: Dean Fiedler Salary: 0 Commissioners: chairman Dean Fiedler, Michael Fancher, secretary/treasurer Galen Miller. Commissioner stipend: 0 Meets quarterly on the second Thursday in January, April, July and October at 2 p.m. at the fire station with budget hearing in August.

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Priest River Development Corp. 208-448-1312

Fax: 208-448-1312 Email: AmyPRDC@frontier.com Website: www.PriestRiverEDC.com Mail: P.O. Box 400, Priest River, ID 83856. Office hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The PRDC operates the Priest River Industrial Park. President: Doug Cash

Legislature Washington Legislative District 7 Sen. Brian Dansel (R) 115D Newhouse Building P.O. Box 40407 Olympia WA 98504 360-786-7612 E-mail: brian.dansel@leg.wa.gov Rep. Joel Kretz (R)

335A Legislative Building P.O. Box 40600 Olympia WA 98504-0600 360-786-7988 E-mail: kretz.joel@leg.wa.gov Rep. Shelly Short (R) 436 John L. O’Brien Building P.O. Box 40600 Olympia WA 98504-0600 360-786-7908 E-mail: short.shelly@leg.wa.gov Idaho Legislative Dist. 1 Sen. Shawn Keough (R) P.O. Box 101 Sandpoint, ID 83864 208-263-1839 E-mail: shawn@shawnkeough.com Rep. Eric Anderson (R) 33 Match Bay Road Priest Lake, ID 83856 208-443-1201 E-mail: eanderson@house.idaho.gov Rep. George Eskridge (R) P.O. Box 112 Dover, ID 83825 208-265-0123 e-mail: geskridge@coldreams.com

Economic Development Panhandle Area Council

208-772-0584 Fax: 208-772-6196 Website: www.pacni.org Executive Director: Greg Cook Email: gcook@pacni.org Business center located at 11100 N. Airport Drive, Hayden, ID 83835 Serves the five northernmost counties of Idaho. Office open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Owns a small business incubator; provides loans for development of small and large businesses; offering

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Who's in charge 2014  
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