Saturday, December 24, 2011

Hospital District Gives Gift For All Seasons

GVHB board member, Barb Cobb, center, shows off  AED
to Crouch Volunteer Ambulance EMT Mike Butler
and Senior Center EOA Coordinator, Marcie Pyorre.
by Sonja Maurus

Six Automated External Defibrillators (AED) were purchased for the Garden Valley Community CPR/AED program just in time for the holidays. Public access AEDs are now located at:

1. Garden Valley Market
2. GV Senior Center
3. GV Community Church
4. GV School
5. Project Patch
6. Lowman
7. Terrace Lakes Resort - partnership

The GV Community AED Program has donated AEDS and CPR training to all recipients. **CPR/AED classes are available at GV Outreach Center

The goal of the Garden Valley Hospital Board Community CPR/Automated External Defibrillator (AED) program is to save lives by shortening the time to defibrillation in sudden cardiac arrest.

Heart disease is the single greatest cause of death in the US. Every year, almost 500,000 adult Americans die of heart attack. Over half (250,000) will die before they reach the hospital. These are called sudden cardiac arrest. Electrical changes in the heart are the most common cause of these sudden cardiac arrests. Defibrillation is the treatment and the earlier the better.

TIME IS THE ENEMY! If a person in sudden cardiac arrest is defibrillated within the first minute the survival rate can be almost 90%. Every minute from sudden cardiac arrest to defibrillation worsens the chance of survival by 10%.

YOU CAN BE THEIR BEST HOPE! Survival of sudden cardiac arrest depends on the people closest to the victim to:

1. Immediately recognize the problem

2. AED – defibrillate – IT’S AS EASY A PUSHING A BUTTON

3. Start CPR and Call EMS 1-800-632-8000

4. Emergency Ambulance Service continues treatment
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2011 was a busy year for the Garden Valley Hospital District (GVHD).

Dr Koenig moved to his new office in March. GVHB continues to provide financial support to enable the sliding scale care by Dr Koenig. GVHD transferred the X-ray machine to Dr Koenig at his new office. We continue to appreciate Dr Koenig and wish him well in his beautiful new office.

In April, GVHD advertised in The Idaho World, seeking community direction for best use of the old clinic building and GVHD dollars.

At the May meeting, four options were presented. Two had to be declined due to incompatibility with GVHD mission and/or physical building.

During our June meeting, GVHD voted to combine the two health care related options of a youth substance abuse prevention program and a health information and support services program. These continue the GVHD mission “To enhance, encourage, and educate the physical, mental and emotional well being of the Garden Valley community in a safe and positive environment”.

The next several months were spent in negotiations and paperwork while the building underwent repairs. The old clinic was given a facelift which included safety and energy improvements.

GVHD continued to support the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) by providing funding for EMT training and patient care equipment to Crouch Volunteer Ambulance (CVAS). This year, the increasing incidents of off-road recreational injuries motivated the GVHD to contribute funds essential to Ambulance’s purchase of an off-road patient transport vehicle.

GVHD continued its support of GV School by replenishing first aid and hygiene supplies in both athletic and nurse offices.

In September, the repairs were all done and we re-opened the clinic building, renamed The Garden Valley Outreach Center.

The first program at the building has been the teen substance abuse prevention based upon the recognized Idaho Drug Free Youth (IDFY). Brent Waltman immediately took five teens to the IDFY conference focusing on youth leadership building positive choices for a drug free life style.

The Project Toward No Drugs (PTND) aimed at middle school students was launched in December.

CPR/AED training will be just one of the on-going health information classes available at the GV Outreach Center.

2012 promises to be an even busier year, with increasing health information programs and support services.

GVHD meetings are open to the public with the date, time and place posted at the GV Library and Post Office. Current board members include Jan Ward, Barbara Cobb, Sandy Bailey, Mary Powell, Carol Lynde, Sonja Maurus, and Mark Krepps. We are currently seeking a new board member to replace Carol who is leaving the board after over ten years of service.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

**Happy Holidays at Garden Valley Market**Shop Downtown Crouch**

Merry Christmas!

We want to take this opportunity to wish each of you a very Merry Christmas and let you know what to expect at the Market through the Holidays.

Store Hours:
Christmas Eve (Saturday) – closed at 6pm
Christmas Day (Sunday) - 10am – 2pm – There will be no hot deli service, movie rentals, liquor sales, money orders or ups services on that day – just open enough to help those that may have forgotten important food, medicine, baby, or other grocery items they need.
New Years Eve and New Years Day are regular store hours – no changes.

When you shop this week, you’ll see wonderful fresh produce and great value pricing at the Market. Some examples are:

Bananas - 69 cents lb
Orange Gift boxes - $7.49
Pineapple - 99 cents lb
Celery - 89 cents bunch
Pink Lady Apples - $1.09 lb
Grapefruit - 39 cents each
Pomegranates - 99 cents each

We have plenty of other fresh produce including a selection of organic products.

There is one more Bronco Game this Thursday! Don’t forget to pick up your platter of hot chicken wings, take 'n bake pizza, or chicken, to enjoy during the Bowl game.

Finally, if you’re looking for last minute gift ideas, don’t forget to check out all of the Shops in Garden Valley:

**For example, in addition to all of our Christmas items, we carry small kitchen appliances, toys, games, pet toys and more** Check out **The Red Rooster**Stitch n Snip**Granny’s Closet**Dahlias**Books in the Attic**Outfitters Trading Post**The Trading Post**Alpha n Omega thrift store**…..all with great gifts both large and small.

All Garden Valley Market Christmas items are on clearance pricing!!!!!!!

Merry Christmas to all of our Customers and thank you so much for your support! We look forward to your next visit and we look forward to SNOW!!!!!!

Greg and Gerold, Garden Valley Market

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sno-Goers Fun Run Coming Up!

***The Garden Valley Snowmobile Fun Run, originally scheduled for January 7 has been postponed until late February due to lack of snow.

For more information, contact Dave Reimer 462-4547
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. The Garden Valley Sno-Goers will hold their annual FUN RUN fundraiser on Saturday, January 7. The event will take place at Terrace Lakes Resort just outside of Crouch, Idaho.

The event features a 50% payback fun run, raffle, door prizes, and a special Free Raffle for kids 12 and under.

 Registration is 9 a.m. to Noon. Entry Fee is $5. Raffle starts at 4 p.m. Parking available for RVs and trailers.

More Info: Dave Reimer 208-462-4547.

Proceeds support trail maintenance, grooming and community organizations.

The Garden Valley Snowmobile Club, Inc (the Sno-Goers), is a not for profit corporation.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

School Zone One Needs Trustee

At the December 13 Board meeting, the Board voted to accept the resignation of Trustee Dewey Fisher, due to the fact that he "has moved and no longer resides in Zone 1", although many would dispute that he was ever in the correct zone. Attached is the Announcement of Vacancy.

School Board Trustee Position, Zone I

The Board of the Garden Valley School District announces a Trustee vacancy for Trustee Zone I, effective immediately.

Requirements for the position include being a legal resident of the designated Trustee Zone, energy and enthusiasm for the District and its schools, the ability to work within the duties and responsibilities of school trustees, make difficult decisions, and the ability to spend the necessary time for training, meeting preparation, and meeting attendance and participation.

Interested parties should submit a letter of interest answering the following questions:
1.      Why do you wish to serve on the Garden Valley School District Board of Trustees?
2.      What experience, knowledge, skills, or training do you have that would benefit the Board?
3.      What do you see your role on the board as being?

The deadline for letters of interest is 4:00 p.m., Thursday, January 5, 2012, and should be sent to Lynette Craven, Clerk of the Board, PO Box 710, Garden Valley, ID  83622, or delivered to the District office at 1053 Banks Lowman Road.

Should the Board wish to conduct interviews, applicants will be notified and a date and time agreed upon.

The successful applicant will be sworn in at the next convening meeting of the Board, and will serve the remainder of the term associated with the vacant position – standing for re-election in May of 2013.

For questions about the Garden Valley School District, the application process, or boundaries of the vacant Zone, please contact Lynette Craven a or by telephone at 462-3756 or 462-4036.

Thank you for your interest in the Garden Valley School District

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Open House at Garden Valley Market!

Happy Holiday Season to our shoppers!

We cordially invite you to our Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 10th, from 10am – 3pm. Help us Celebrate our first Holiday Season in the new market and allow us to show our appreciation through Sampling of Special Food items, Recipe Sharing, One-Day Specials and Door Prizes.

The next 30-day deal flyer is available at the store and runs through December 27th! It’s called Home for the Holidays and is filled with smart pricing on basic holiday baking needs, meal ideas, and coupon savings.

In addition to all of the grocery values, we’re selling locally grown poinsettias, numerous holiday gifts, gift cards, toys, wrapping paper, decorations, lights, – all priced to move – check here first!!!!!

Have a great weekend!

Greg and Gerold
Garden Valley Market
208 462-3817

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Scoop on Terrace Lakes Septic Problems: Show Up Saturday!

By Ilene Johnson

Terrace Lakes is holding a fourth meeting regarding their septic system problems on Saturday, December 10, at 11 a.m., in the Multi Purpose Room at Garden Valley School. Anyone who would like to attend is welcome.
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This letter is to explain some misconceptions about Terrace Lakes Resort and their septic system problems.

I am pleased that Terrace Lakes Resort has finally made the news in Boise County.
It is too bad that it sheds such a bad light on the Resort. We have about five-hundred happy members and property owners that are very helpful and supportive and we are truly thankful for them.

I would like to clarify some of the negative publicity and rumors about our situation that has been publicized.

I tried to have a letter published in the Idaho World when we first had our Septic Tanks capped off three days before Labor Day weekend, by Central District Health Department (CDHD) and the Department of Environmentel Health (DEQ), after being given four days notice. The letter was to let everyone know about what was happening so there would not be much doubt as to our problem. At that time, we had to start pumping and hauling all of the effluent from our septic system to South Fork Landing. This included the clubhouse, pool, nine rental rooms and forty private properties, of which only ten are full-time residents. These are the properties close to the creek and around the edge of the golf course. I wanted the letter published so everyone would be aware of the facts about our situation.

The letter could not be printed unless we paid $400 or wrote four letters to the editor, to come out over a four-week period. If you would like a copy of the letter I would be happy to send it to you.(Or see GVDailyNews post 10/24/2011.) It is the whole story. I have sent this letter to all of our members and property owners because it is so important that they are all aware of our problem. It is also important to us that the public is aware. Terrace Lakes started in 1965. How we survived this long is a miracle. It is a good thing I believe in miracles.

Central District Health Department (CDHD) and Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) called two meetings last week, one in Garden Valley and one in Boise. They cannot attend our meeting on December 10, because I was told it was unacceptible.

It was announced last week, and came out in the paper, that our system that was installed in 1983 has been failing for over 30 years. Actually, our system was installed in the 70s before CDHD was formed.

We realize we have to put in a new Sewer System; $345K is the bid. We have been working on this for two years and have already spent about $80K, and we have nothing but some plans and permits to show for it. We were shut down, and now it is costing us $10,000 a month to pump and haul. We do not have the money to put in a Sewer System and we cannot get a loan because we are not a municipality or non-profit. Small businesses cannot get a loan. But, that is of no concern to the powers that be.

These are more facts regarding an article that was in the November 30 edition of the Idaho World:

1. We paid for meters to put on the properties that are on the septic, in order to monitor where all the excess water is coming from that contributes to what is causing our system to fail.

2. Lon Allen was in the article last week. He has two rentals at Terrace Lakes and brings in about $875 a month. He knew about this before he spoke at that meeting. His two rentals were using approximately 1,000 gallons a day because of a toilet and a shower in the two rentals that were running and had been for a long time. That did not include the household use. Lon fixed the problem before the meeting. So it looks like the meters are already working. Sometimes the only way to get people to conserve and pay attention is to charge them.

3. Terrace Lakes drinking water system did not fail. We were running short of water because of an excessive amount of sprinkling and we have a flat fee for water. We upgraded our water system to the tune of $1,285,000 that was completed in 2009.

Within twenty-four hours after the upgrades were completed and the system was approved by DEQ, we received notification that we had to put in two new Sewer Systems.

Times are tough right now for everyone and it is a terrible time to have this happen.

Our members are our sustenance and if we had to close our doors it would affect all of Garden Valley and for that matter, all of Boise County.

The letter that is referenced will be sent to any one who would like a copy.

Yours truly, Ilene Johnson, Secretary
Terrace Lakes Recreation Ranch, Inc.

For a copy of the full story, contact me at Terrace Lakes, 208-462-3250, Sat, Sun, or Mon, or 377-2121, in Boise, Tues thru Fri.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Public Hearing on Alder Creek Bridge

Boise County to Receive Comment on South Fork Payette River Bridge at January 9 Hearing

GARDEN VALLEY – Boise County will hold a public hearing on the South Fork Payette River Bridge project, Monday, January 9, 2012, between 4 and 6 p.m., at the Crouch Community Hall, 342 Village Circle. Bridge reconstruction is scheduled for 2012.

At the hearing, project information will be provided in an open house format and a hearing officer will be available to take oral or written testimony.

The 82-year-old South Fork Payette River Bridge (also known as the Alder Creek Bridge, Silver Bridge or Wetzel Bridge) is deteriorated to the point that it is structurally deficient and functionally obsolete.

Boise County and the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council(LHTAC) are working with J-U-B ENGINEERS, Inc. of Boise, to design and prepare a bid package for construction of the new bridge.

Public comments can be sent to: Southfork Payette River Bridge project team, c/o The Langdon Group, 250 S. Beechwood Ave, Suite 201, Boise, ID 83709-0944, or email comments to: To be considered in the official comment period, comments must be received by Jan. 23, 2012.

Contact: Bryant J. Kuechle, The Langdon Group, 800-252-8929

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Town Rallies to Send Gifts to Soldiers

Neighbors With News
and Notes From the Chamber
Bt Dianne Caughlin

As many of you know, my husband Joe is now working in Afghanistan; he flys Chinook Helicopters and is stationed in an area up north called Shank. Of course, we have soldiers stationed everywhere, but he noticed that the soldiers stationed on the Pakistan/Afghan border are in a real shit hole place without any comforts of home, etc... these poor kids barely get their mail much less creature comforts.

So, what he asked me to ask you all is if you could donate items to go into boxes that Garden Valley Properties will pay to ship over there. He suggested things like razors, cookies, socks, cards/notes that you write to them, candy bars, anything you think might give them some comfort this time of year and make their holidays a little brighter.

I don’t know about you all, but this makes me want to cry just thinking about it, maybe because I have two sons that could be there, and so do many of you. So, even if you don’t believe in this war, please believe in these kids that are putting their lives on the line for our country.
If you want to buy, make or craft anything to include in the boxes, just bring them by the office, at Garden Valley Properties. When we fill one up, we’ll ship it over for my husband and his co-workers to disperse when they fly into these FOB’s (forward operating bases). Let’s call this operation “Thinking of you from Garden Valley, Idaho”.

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Update: The boxes we are sending to the troops in Afghanistan will start going out today, November 30. I think we have enough to fill 5 boxes so far. I talked to Joe on the phone last night and he said definitely magazines would be a great idea, so if you have any old magazines you’ve already read and you want to get rid of them, please bring them on down to the Garden Valley Properties  office (208-462-4620), and we’ll put them in the boxes. Notes too--it doesn’t cost anything to write these kids a note from home with news about our town, your life or whatever you’d like to write.

With that thought in mind (about the troops), Jon Jauregui had a great idea and I’m kind of going to add my own thoughts (thinking out loud) and I’d like your feedback and suggestions. John (a former career Marine) suggested we invite the soldiers to our 4th of July Celebration. I’m thinking we make them the guests of honor, and offer to house and feed them while they are here with local families that would be willing to take them in, (getting here is on their own if they are Stateside and wish to come here). On the 3rd of July, we could host a community Pot Luck (maybe in the park) for the soldiers we are honoring. If any do take us up on this, we could make the Theme of the 4th centered around them and possibly put them on a Chamber-sponsored float for the parade. Okay, those are my thoughts so far, please feel free to send me your suggestions.

*During the last meeting, we formed a marketing committee to explore new possibilities on how to promote Garden Valley. If anyone else would like to join us at the first meeting and get involved wizth this committee, please meet us at Wild Bill's, at 9:00 a.m., this Friday, December 2nd.

*Rex LaFevre would like to invite everyone over to the “Radio Shack” for an Open House following the 6:00 p.m.Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Longhorn.

*If you’re a Facebooker, please go to the Chamber FB page and “like” it, so you will be updated every time we add something new.

*Also, from Uncle Billy Bob, the folks down there in the holler are offering some winter discounts, so “like” Uncle Billy Bob’s FB page also for some upcoming winter savings. If you’ve got family coming in for the holidays, you might want to send them there, or perhaps you will want to hide there too for a couple of days!

Diane Caughlin, President
Garden Valley Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 10
Garden Valley, Idaho 83622

Friday, November 25, 2011

Opinion: Alamar Judgment Unconstitutional?

By Rich Smith

The order from federal Judge Lynn Winmill, for Boise County to tax its residents in an amount over the state 3% cap, makes my head spin.  Not having a law degree, it looks to me as another case of Federal vs. State rights and one that will keep lawyers collecting fees for years to come. The feds keep trying to supersede State laws, as in the Arizona immigrant laws or the California marijuana and marriage laws approved by voters--and now Idaho State taxation law.

It is up to the Supreme Court to unravel these contradictions, but if one reads the U.S. Constitution, there is little doubt as to who has the power to do what. Amendment 10 specifically states that “the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.” The powers of Congress are enumerated in Article 1 section 8, and nowhere therein do the feds have the power to regulate health, marriage, or limit a state to regulate its own internal commerce and issue licenses. The feds cannot supersede state law or void judgments issued by state courts (read Article 4 section 1).

In the Alamar case, a federal judge is attempting to supersede state law that places a cap of 3% on county tax increases. Should not federal Judge Winmill’s order be challenged as unconstitutional? The administration will probably cite their right to regulate all commerce as given to them in Article 1 Section 8, but this power is limited to regulate commerce with foreign nations and between states, not with individuals or intra-state commerce. It will be interesting to see if the Supreme Court agrees with the administration’s expanded interpretation of the commerce law in the Obama Health case before the court this spring.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Levy To Be Imposed On Boise County Taxes

November 22, 2011

After receiving the judgment in Alamar Ranch, LLC v. Boise County in December 2010, the Boise County Board of Commissioners hired specialized legal counsel to explore all possible options for the County. The Board reviewed the laws on county budgets and spending authority, and determined that state law did not allow the Board to use funds collected for restricted purposes, i.e. federal grants, road and bridge, solid waste, etc. The Board met with Alamar on several occasions and expressed these concerns but the parties failed to reach any settlement. On February 28, 2011, Alamar Ranch LLC filed a Writ of Execution. The Writ sought by Alamar requested direct access to the County’s cash. After deducting the “restricted” funds, the Board believed it did not have enough money to satisfy the judgment and continue to provide fundamental County services.

The County filed for chapter 9 relief in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Idaho. Alamar Ranch opposed the bankruptcy petition. Chapter 9 relief for municipalities stays all pending collection actions, including the Writ. The Bankruptcy Court Judge Terry L. Myers
found the County’s perceived threat that it would be unable to withstand the execution and effectively continue operations, as reasonable. However, Judge Myers held the County’s argument “unpersuasive” that certain funds were “restricted". He held that the County could access certain funds, including the General Fund, Auditor’s Trust, Road and Bridge Fund, Solid
Waste and any other fund not otherwise needed to satisfy the Judgment. Furthermore, Judge Myers referenced Idaho Code § 31-1507, Idaho Code § 63-806(1), and Article VII, § 15 of the Idaho Constitution as authority to impose a levy if additional monies were needed. Ultimately, Judge Myers ruled that Boise County had failed to show it was bankrupt.

Upon the court dismissing the County’s bankruptcy petition, the parties were ordered to a settlement conference before Federal Judge Larry Boyle. During that settlement, the parties reached an agreement and had 60 days to complete a stipulated settlement and have an order entered by the court. On November 10, 2011, Judge Winmill signed an Order for Payment of
Judgment in Alamar Ranch, LLC v. Boise County.

As part of the court ordered settlement, the parties agreed that Boise County would pay $2.25 million dollars immediately, and starting in February 2013, an annual minimum payment of $811,000 until paid for a total settlement amount of $5.4 million dollars at 5.5% annual compound interest. This debt was found by the Court to be “ordinary and necessary” under Article VIII, § 3 of the Idaho Constitution such that payment will come from a warrant redemption fund levy pursuant to Idaho Code § 31-1507, Idaho Code § 63-806(1) and Article VII § 15 of the Idaho Constitution. Included in the Order is a mandate that the County exceed the 3% budget cap under Idaho law:

Accordingly, it is hereby ordered that Boise County levy above the 3% budget cap set forth in Idaho Code § 63-802(1)(a) as the County does not have sufficient funds presently available to pay the settlement amount in full. Boise County is ordered to levy to pay the settlement as allowed under Idaho Code § 63-806 to pay warrants outstanding and unpaid.

The levy is scheduled to be imposed on the 2013 taxes and will be part of the 2013 County budget and will continue until the complete payment of $5.4 million and interest is satisfied. This special levy will cause an increase is County property taxes. The exact amount is unknown until
the total taxable property value is assessed annually. However, the County is currently exploring options for a potential bond that could extend the debt for 20-30 years at a lower tax levy per year and possibly a lower interest rate.

~~Please be advised that to be published, disparaging comments must include your name.

Last Minute Shopping, Don't Eat Alone, and Black Friday!

Greg and Gerold wish a
Happy Thanksgiving to all GV Market Customers!

*The Market is open through 9 p.m. on Wednesday, November  23rd.
*On Thanksgiving Day, Market will close at 2 p.m.
**Remember, the liquor store is not open on Thanksgiving!
*The Garden Valley Chevron will be open from 10am – 2pm on Thanksgiving Day
for any last minute needs, i.e., propane, ice, gasoline.

Countdown to the final days of the coloring contest for children. Pick up the coloring entry at the cashier and then drop them back off so they may display them. Prizes awarded on Friday. Last day to enter your name for the IPOD Nano is at the end of the month. Entry forms are at Customer Service.

The Longhorn is hosting a free Thanksgiving meal from 11 – 3 on Thanksgiving Day for those not in a position to have a Holiday Meal or for those who want to share a meal with the community. They are asking that you just give them a shout if you’re thinking of going and perhaps bring a small side dish to put on the buffet! It was a wonderful meal last year and several couples, families and a few singles enjoyed the meal very much!

**Many of you will have plans for Black Friday & Shop Small Business Saturday.
As a gentle reminder, check out the GV Market's Holiday lights, toys, d├ęcor and gift ideas. You’ll find the prices very pleasing and you can just walk across the street to Dahlia’s, Red Rooster, Wild Bill's, Books in the Attic, and The Trading Post for other holiday items.

A safe and happy holiday week with family or friends!

Thanks from ~

Greg and Gerold
Garden Valley Market

Friday, November 18, 2011

Garden Valley Market Has Thanksgiving Covered For You!

What’s new at the Market?

30 Day Deals for November – already in the market, pick up a flyer when you shop.
30 day Deal coupons for an additional $28 in savings – coupons available at the Market.

Additional Specials from Nov 16 to Tuesday, Nov 22 
to help prepare for the Holidays. These specials include:

Pepsi Products 12 packs: $3.99
Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate Mix: 2 for $3
Starbucks Coffees: $8.99
Langers Juices: 2 for $5

Libby’s canned vegetables – assorted: 99 cents

Swanson Broths: 69 cents
Western Family Cream of Chix or Mushroom: 69 cents
Campbells Cream of Chix or Mushroom: 99 cents

Western Family Sugar: 10 lbs $4.99

Gold Medal Flour: 10 lbs $3.99
Betty Crocker Cake Mixes: 3 for $5
Western Family Pie Fillings – Assorted: $2.19

Baking Chips, Nestle, Western Family, Hersheys,
Ghiradelli Chocolate all at clearance prices

White Rain Shampoo or Conditioner: 5 for $5

Thanksgiving Holiday Napkins, Paper plates: $1 per package

We’re having a fun contest for the kids in 3 age groups: Under 4; 5 - 8; and 9 – 12.
One winner from each group will receive a coloring book.
All entries receive a goody from the store!
Entry form picture available at the Cashier.
Just return soon, so we can post on our front windows!
Judging on Friday, the 25th, day after Thanksgiving.

Don’t forget, fresh baked pies available as well as party trays and platters.
In produce, you’ll find brussell sprouts, turnips, parsnips, fresh fennel, sweet potatoes, yams, herbs, baking potatoes – well, all the fixins!!!!!!!!!

We hope you have a great week!

Greg and Gerold
Garden Valley Market
Your Hometown Grocer

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Boise County Debt Easily Solved

Snitched from the Boise Guardian
Thanks to David Frazier

Wednesday, November 16th

DISCLAIMER: The GUARDIAN is not an attorney, but plays one in court when necessary.

As a public service to the citizens of Boise County, we will offer some “municipal finance” advice about the ill advised actions of your Commishes with regard to bankruptcy and zoning the property for troubled teens.

U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill ordered the payments — totaling $5.4 million, including about $1.4 million in attorneys’ fees — after a federal jury last year said the county violated the Fair Housing Act in its handling of an application for a proposed teen treatment center called Alamar Ranch. He did the right thing. Boise County Commishes filed for bankruptcy in response. They did the wrong thing.

Judge Winmill has ordered a payment schedule and told the county it would have to levy above the 3 percent budget cap in Idaho Law. Probably not a good order.

The least painful solution is found in the Idaho Constitution–a document that needs to be examined by lawyers, judges, commsihes and citizens. Article VIII, sec 3 says a municipality cannot go into debt–usually bonded indebtedness–without 2/3 approval of voters EXCEPT:
“Provided, that this section shall NOT be construed to apply to the ordinary and necessary expenses authorized by the general laws of the state…”

So, all Boise County needs to do is file a petition for “Judicial Confirmation” and get the 4th District judge to confirm the expense–in this case an order from the United States District Court–is ordinary and necessary. Such an expense is indeed ordinary and necessary. Then, the county sells bonds to get the cash they need. McCall obtained judicial confirmation when elected officials there got into financial trouble fighting payment of a sewer system construction which was also ordered by a Federal Court.

Bottom line, the GUARDIAN has saved hundreds of thousands in legal fees for Boise County. Taxpayers will see an increase, but only for the repayment period of the bonds (loan) the county will have to sell to finance the payments to Oaas Laney and Alamar Ranch.

There is talk of attempting a tax hike over the state 3% limit and a hearing before tax commishes, but if they do as the constitution allows, it will be almost painless–and a lesson learned.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Judge tells Boise County to Levy Taxes to Pay Off Judgment

The Commission Sends in the First Payment on the $5.4 Million it Owes for Violating Fair Housing Rules
Copyright: © 2011 Idaho Statesman
BY KATY MOELLER Idaho Statesman
Published: 11/16/11
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011

Boise County delivered a $1.2 million check to development firm Oaas Laney Monday, the first of a number of payments ordered by a federal judge.

The judge outlined a payment plan for the county and said it should raise taxes — even beyond the cap set by Idaho law — and tap unspent funds throughout its budget if that’s what it takes.

U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill ordered the payments — totaling $5.4 million, including about $1.4 million in attorneys’ fees — after a federal jury last year said the county violated the Fair Housing Act in its handling of an application for a proposed teen treatment center called Alamar Ranch.

County commissioners didn’t see how they could maintain county services and pay the judgment, so they sought Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection.

But a bankruptcy judge ruled that the county failed to prove it is insolvent and ordered the county to pay.

The county tentatively settled with Oaas Laney in September.

Winmill ordered the county to pay $1.2 million by Monday, and another $1.05 million by Dec. 21. After Nov. 14, the annual interest on the balance owed is 5.5 percent.

Boise County Commission Chairwoman Jamie Anderson declined comment, other than to say the county is complying.

The order says the county “must levy above the 3 percent budget cap” in Idaho law because the county doesn’t have the cash on hand to pay the full amount. It also states that the county shall levy up to the maximum of 0.2 percent of the county’s current taxable property value (estimated at about $681 million).

State law is intended to protect taxpayers from large tax increases, by limiting how much local government budgets can grow each year and capping their tax levy. A proposed increase of more than 3 percent must be approved by a two-thirds yes vote.


Does this order by a federal judge supersede that state law, or is this case some sort of legal exception?

Winmill seems to anticipate resistance from the Idaho State Tax Commission.

His order requires the county to “seek a declaratory judgment or other legal” remedy against the Tax Commission if it doesn’t approve the levies.

A spokesman for the Idaho State Tax Commission said officials hadn’t had time to review the document.

Commissioner Anderson said a detailed press release is in the works and commissioners are planning a community meeting.


Winmill’s order sets very specific requirements about payment. It mandates that the county pay a minimum of $811,000 annually.

That’s 8 percent of the county’s 2012 budget of $9.8 million.

The county is required to make twice-a-year payments on or before Feb. 28 and Sept. 1. If it cannot make the minimum amount through an increased tax levy, then it must tap “no longer needed” monies in the general fund, county road fund, bridge fund or other funds.

Commissioners last Thursday convened a special meeting to appropriate the first two payments totalling $2.25 million.

Katy Moeller: 377-6413

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Honor Our Veterans

Veterans Day
by Michael Tomlin

On Friday, November 11th, we honor them all. War heroes and the more common “snuffys”, who “merely served". Armistice Day, Remembrance Day, Veterans Day, it is all of those. We remember our veterans who have stood between us and those who wish us harm, as they have done since this Country was just a dream, and we remember those who remain on watch today.

Many who served made the ultimate sacrifice, dying in mud or sand, in frozen forests, or on the great seas of this world. And a better writer than me penned “death be not proud". But service is. Keeping the faith is. Semper fi, or “Always Faithful” is proud and we are proud of all who served. This week we honor them.

In 1915, Canadian Army Officer, John McCrae, wrote the poem “In Flanders Fields", which recognizes the sacrifice, and in part says:

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Of those who lived on, some became Presidents, or captains of industry. Others work as teachers or in law enforcement, and some sell paint, or build roads. They are men and women among us everywhere. They are also on the streets and disproportionately in our food kitchens and homeless shelters.

Walking the paths at Arlington National Cemetery, or viewing the 58,198 names on the “The Wall” in Washington, D.C. are quiet reminders of the cost of our daily freedoms. My sister lives next to the Chickamauga, (Georgia) Civil War Battlefield, and a day there on horseback is a history lesson about men and courage.

Courage also is Major Bernard Fisher, entering the Air Force from little Kuna, Idaho, and winning the Medal of Honor, in 1966, flying in support of a Special Forces camp in the A Shau Valley, just off the Laos border. His mission and exploits are storybook heroic, yet it is stepping forward and joining the service that we honor first and foremost. All vets, all levels of service, all contributions. None are insignificant.

Just a few days ago, we lost veteran Pat Takasugi, to appendix cancer. He was only 62 years old, an Army veteran and a founding member of Idaho’s Special Forces Association Chapter, my Chapter, as we meet monthly for pizza and good fellowship. Pat Takasugi continued to serve our nation as a farmer, legislator, and through quiet leadership in many endeavors. On Friday, we will honor his military service, and fittingly, family and friends will lay him to rest.

De Oppresso Liber

[Parts of this essay have been previously published by the author on previous Veterans’ Days]

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Library Begins Oral History Recordings

Drop in at the Garden Valley Library and see what the Oral History Sessions are all about on Tuesday, November 8, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Librarians and Garden Valley Syringa Club members will be available to record your local legacy, if you feel up to telling some stories or just practice for the real thing.
If you know someone in the valley who has knowledge of local history, but who may be shy or unaware of the Lasting Legacies library project, offer them a ride to this event.
People can make appointments or just come by any time between 10 and 4, this Tuesday. The library is hoping to make this a regular monthly event and more often if they need it. Interviews can also be recorded in the comfort of your home. Talk to us.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

17th Annual Auction for the Rivers

Greetings! from Jessica Hixson
Development Director, Idaho Rivers United 

What do stand up paddleboards, hand-tied flies and a one-hour massage have in common? They will all be up for bid at the 17th Annual Auction for the Rivers!

But that's not all, there will be hundreds of wonderful items at this year's auction.  Everyone can participate. We have items ranging from $12-$3,800. What are you hoping for? Guided steelhead fishing with Lost River Outfitters? A Super Duper raft from AIRE? A River Trip in Costa Rica with Idaho Rivers United? How about a stay on the Mayan Riviera?

Saturday, Nov. 12, 6:30-10:30 p.m.
Boise Train Depot, 2603 Eastover Terrace, Boise ID

$10 members, $15 non-members (join at the door and get in free)
Hors d'oeurvres, beer, wine, raffles, door prizes and more!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

"Powerless" is Rich Smith's Latest Book!


What if we lost all electric power throughout North America, not for a few hours or days, but for an entire year? Chaos erupts throughout the country. Electricity? Gone. Mass transit, telephone, radio and TV? Out of service. City and emergency services? Unavailable. Water and sewer? Out of order. Hospitals and schools close down, police are nowhere to be found. The United States is cast into a new Dark Age where anarchy reigns. The story follows two families who struggle to survive despite danger and difficulty.

Powerless will also be available at the Garden Valley
 Senior Center Holiday Bazaar, November 5 & 6.
Rich will be selling the soft cover for $20 & hardcover, $30.

Meanwhile in a distant land, enemy forces plot revenge. Radical Islamic terrorists see the power outage as a divine gift. Now, they have their chance to destroy America and replace it with an Islamic government. However, a brave teenager disrupts their carefully laid out plans and they declare a fatwa against him.

My latest book, “Powerless”, is now available from, Barnes & Noble, and several other book sites.  Go to the Google search menu and type in Powerless, Richard L. Smith. Several of these book sites will appear, and choosing any one of these will take you directly to my book. Other Richard L. Smiths will also show up, but I think none of these folks are older than I am, so I declare ownership of the name.

If you choose to go directly to, type in the book search Powerless, Richard L. Smith and then click on the book cover picture for details. The book is in hardcover, softcover, and Kindle versions. If after reading it, I would appreciate entering your review on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.


Senator Tim Corder Bids Early Farewell to Boise County

Dear Friends from Boise County,

Though subject to judicial challenge, our legislative district lines have been redrawn as required by the constitution, and representation will change officially in the fall of 2012. I begin to express the regret and sense of loss I feel upon losing Boise County from my district. From the very beginning, the people of Boise County have been both a challenge and a blessing. You are some of the most bullheaded, argumentative, opinionated -- wonderful and warm people I have ever met. It has been such a great honor and privilege to proudly speak for you and defend you these eight years.

I wish I could say we have always agreed on every issue; that would not be true or even prudent to expect. However, even in our disagreements, we have listened to each other and, hopefully, learned together. I have been proud of your eccentricities, your individuality and your uniqueness and most proud of your willingness to embrace life. Where else in the world would people gather to fast-draw 45s at targets or to play and sing music with equal enthusiasm, and make everyone welcome in the journey? Never, and I mean never, have I ever been ashamed to say I represent Boise County. You have made LaVonne and I feel like welcome friends -- thank you.

I do have some regrets. I regret that I could not get cell service throughout more of the county. I regret that, try as I might, I just could not build a better relationship with the Horseshoe Bend side of the mountain. I regret that Garden Valley has struggled so much with their school district. I regret that Idaho City still struggles economically. There are other regrets as we know.

I don't regret any hour I spent with you, or the miles of travel, or the hours listening to pro and con. When I was first elected, a man in Garden Valley told me he might vote for me but he expected that would be the last time he would see me there in Crouch. I proved him wrong -- many times. I believe I have diligently served you with enthusiasm, passion, honor, and integrity. I hope you have been proud of me as well.

My new area, if I am elected, will be even larger and I must begin now to campaign. I will continue to serve you until the 2012 elections but the new area will require a great deal of time. I would be so pleased and honored if some of you would agree to be references for me and you will allow me to publish your names and contact information as such.

Thank you for the trust and friendship you have shown to me and the honor you have given me and for your warm and generous hospitality. I look forward to seeing many of you over the next few months as we countdown to the 2012 elections.

With regret and deep appreciation,

God bless us -- everyone.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Garden Valley Market Update November 2

Gerold and Greg in warm daze of summer--yeah, yeah,
I need to get some current photos!

Fall has definitely arrived! Along with the cooler weather, we’re also seeing weekly arrivals of Seasonal Products.

This Week we have great values in our Baking Aisle:

McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract 2oz: $3.99
Hershey’s Baking Chips: $2.99
Ghiradelli Baking Chocolate: $2.79
Western Family Baking Chips: $2.59
Nestles Baking Chips: $2.99
Western Family Sugar 10 lb: ` $4.99
Gold Medal Flour 10 lb: $4.99

Lots more to see with many great values throughout the store.

Don’t forget our food sampling/cooking demonstration on Friday, November 4, from 12noon – 4 pm. Mary Jo from MJ’s Valley Ranch will be here to cook and sample her grass-fed lamb. Did you know we carry her Lamb in our Meat Department? Just one more local item that we like to highlight. She will answer questions, sample different marinades with the lamb and share recipes. Hope to see you here!

Finally, just a quick update on our Box Tops For Education drive. We’ve collected 2,442, so the school will get a check for $242.20 from Box Tops and we will match that with an additional check for $242.20. The $$$s go towards school supplies and equipment. Our goal was 4000, so we made it halfway by October 31st.
Collection continues all year. Let’s hit that 4000 soon and even go beyond!

Have a great rest of the week and weekend!

Greg and Gerold

Garden Valley Market
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Monday, October 31, 2011

KXGV Radio News!

Garden Valley Communications Inc.
Rich Smith

Our plans to bring FM Community Radio to Garden Valley are advancing. Sometime next year, the FCC will open a window to accept our application for a Lower Power FM (LPFM) broadcast license for KXGV. When the license is issued, we will begin over-the-air broadcasts on your FM dial. Meanwhile, we have initiated a Community Radio internet web site, . Our web site will provide local news, weather, community events and announcements, local business specials, and a soon to be added feature called “Story Hour” that will provide interesting audio commentary. We invite you to go on line and visit our web site.

Community Radio is a new service (Low Power FM) authorized by the FCC to provide local broadcasting in rural areas. KXGV is a nonprofit LPFM station entirely supported and operated by volunteers from the Garden Valley area. Residents of Garden Valley are encouraged to participate in on-the-air programming or other facets of public broadcasting. Garden Valley High Students will be invited to join an on-campus after school Radio Club, wherein they can learn about FM broadcasting and transcribe their own programs. Eventually we hope to broadcast GVHS football and basketball games.

Sundays we will broadcast programs provided by local churches. When KXGV goes on the air we will also participate in the EBS (Emergency Broadcasting Service) and provide emergency alerts and local information to residents in times of need.

Perhaps you have already noticed our building across from the Longhorn in downtown Crouch. We are renovating the old Idaho X-Sports building, which will house our studio and broadcast offices. We are always looking for volunteers to help us get this service on the air. As yet, we do not have regular office hours, but if you are interested in taking part in Garden Valley Communications, stop by for a tour or contact our board members: Rex LeFevre, Rich Smith, Bill Partridge or Tim Benedict. You can leave a message at the station at 462-4350 or send an e-mail to or


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Wastewater Systems Jumping to the Forefront in Garden Valley!

Wastewater is becoming the buzzword around Garden Valley, with the problems Terrace Lakes Resort is encountering, along with the City of Crouch also delving into alternatives for effluent disposal amid concern with failing septic systems. A special public Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Crouch Community Hall. Within discussions about wastewater are mentioned the Garden Valley School wastewater treatment system and the Southfork Landing system, now going by the appellation of Two Forks. It would behoove residents to pay attention to these developments, because ya never know what will happen in the future.

The Central District Health Department mailed the following letter to the Idaho World newspaper with the intention of clarification and to "correct some statements presented by Ilene Johnson in her memo titled 'The Whole Story about Terrace Lakes Resort’s Septic Problems.'” The letter from Environmental Health Director, Rob Howarth, offers some general information about wastewater treatment systems, which should be helpful. Included is a chronology of events involving Terrace Lakes:

Central District Health Department (CDHD) staff have worked with Terrace Lakes to find a solution to their wastewater treatment problems since September 2009. At that time, we were made aware through a complaint filed with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality that untreated wastewater was surfacing from the location of their 30-year-old drainfield.

CDHD allowed Terrace Lakes to add additional soil on top of the failed drainfield at least six times over a two-year period in an effort to cover the wastewater and isolate it from humans and animals. This was intended to allow Terrace Lakes time to work with us and their engineering company to identify a permanent wastewater treatment solution.

Each of these drainfield “capping” episodes ultimately resulted in wastewater surfacing again. Finally, in August 2011 we asked Terrace Lakes to permanently discontinue the use of the failed drainfield by capping the effluent line from the septic tank to the drainfield. We also notified Terrace Lakes that continued use of the failed drainfield could result in our revocation of their license to operate the restaurant and public swimming pool facilities. Terrace Lakes did comply with this request and has begun hauling wastewater by truck from their facility to the Southfork Landing wastewater treatment plant.

Standard septic tanks and drainfields (i.e., operated by gravity) are still allowed by Idaho rules governing these facilities; the rules have been in place since 1985. Additional standards for large-volume systems have been in place since 1989. In fact, we estimate at least 75% of the systems installed in Boise County during the last three years are of the standard type. Improvements in wastewater treatment technology have also resulted in more expensive units that require pumps and electricity. These more expensive options treat wastewater to a higher degree and are sometimes used in areas with small lots, shallow ground water, or areas with minimal amounts of suitable soil. People sometimes choose these more expensive options to allow them to build on property that will not accommodate standard systems, and would otherwise be unbuildable.

We recognize that Terrace Lakes is facing a difficult challenge in adequately treating its wastewater. Shallow ground water occurs in the remaining flat areas and will not allow the installation of a standard drainfield. Also, the amount of wastewater needing treatment is large. Systems that can properly treat this amount of wastewater are more complex and costly than the standard gravity system once used here. The existing system has failed and can no longer be used in a way that is protective of the public’s health.

CDHD has provided a great deal of flexibility in allowing Terrace Lakes to identify and implement a permanent solution to their failed drainfield. After two years of little progress, we have decided that the public’s health cannot continue to be put at risk by allowing untreated wastewater at the surface. That is why we recently asked Terrace Lakes to discontinue use of the failed drainfield.

The attached chronology of events shows a lengthy pattern of collaboration and regulatory flexibility in working with Terrace Lakes on this problem. We intend to continue to work with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality and Terrace Lakes to find the best possible solution. At the same time, we will maintain our focus on protecting the health of neighbors and visitors of the Terrace Lakes Resort.

Please contact me at 208-327-8520 or via email at if you have further questions.

Rob Howarth
Environmental Health Director
Central District Health Department

Attachment: CDHD Chronology of Actions
cc: Russell Duke, CDHD
Barry Burnell, IDEQ
Jamie Anderson, Chair, Boise County Commissioners
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October 24, 2011

Central District Health Department Chronology of Events Related to
Terrace Lakes Sewage Notice of Violation Case

The following is a chronological timeline of the events of this case:

• September 2, 2009: Complaint forwarded from The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (IDEQ) to CDHD detailing surfacing sewage effluent from the community drainfield servicing Terrace Lakes Resort Facilities and roughly 41 individually owned lots within the Terrace Lakes subdivision.

• September 2, 2009: Investigation by CDHD verifying the failure of the community drainfield and the surfacing of sewage effluent.

• September 3, 2009: Phone conversation between Terrace Lakes representative and CDHD with CDHD requesting the septic tanks for the system be pumped and the area where sewage has been leaking on the ground surface capped with uncontaminated soil, also recommended they begin planning the replacement of their septic drainfield and determine what is actually connected to the system (Failed drainfield has no plans in regards to what exactly is connected).

• September 3, 2009: Official Notice of Violation sent to Terrace Lakes via certified mail and regular mail.

• September 4, 2009: Site visit by CDHD to verify that areas affected by surfacing effluent had been capped with soil.

• September 8, 2009: Information received from Terrace Lakes that roughly 39 dwellings plus two vacant lots are connected to the system as well as Terrace Lakes lodge, swimming pool facilities, hotel, and two rental cabins. Asked that Terrace Lakes provide the address information of the properties connected to the community system.

• September 8, 2009: Discussion with IDEQ representative to discuss IDEQ records of Terrace Lake’s existing and prior community sewer systems. Very limited information is available through IDEQ.

• September 10, 2009: Verification from a Terrace Lakes representative that they had received the Notice of Violation. Discussed that none of the structures had water meters to monitor inflow from community water system.

• September 22, 2009: CDHD contacted Terrace Lakes to again request the address information for properties connected to the community system, recommended that they bring an engineer on board to help them design replacement system options.

• September 22, 2009: Site visit to ensure system was not leaking effluent.

• September 23, 2009: Received address information from Terrace Lakes, after verification of bedroom numbers for each dwelling connected to the system through the Boise County Assessor’s website and applying IDAPA 58.01.03 flow projections for the homes CDHD estimates the homes need a system designed to handle 9,400 gallons per day. Additionally based on the projected number of users for the resort facilities CDHD estimates the lodge, swimming pool, hotel, and two rental cabins will need a system sized at roughly 3,715 gallons per day. Suggested Terrace Lakes would need two separate large soil absorption systems based on projected flows exceeding 10,000 gallons per day for the entire system. Again recommended that an engineer be obtained by Terrace Lakes.

• September 30, 2009: Meeting at Terrace Lakes involving CDHD, IDEQ, Terrace Lakes, Matrix Engineering, and Alternative Wastewater to discuss replacement options available and reviewed the site with all parties.

• October 30, 2009: Received two applications for subsurface sewage disposal systems from Terrace Lakes paid at the large soil absorption system rate.

• November 17, 2009: Excavated 24 test holes for soils evaluation in driving range and near tubing hill and placed groundwater monitoring pipes in applicable holes.

• November 19, 2009: Excavated more test holes near failed community drainfield, noted that all test holes in the driving range area were already failed due to high groundwater levels.

• November 23, 2009: Excavated more test holes in a couple fairway areas, this and all previous areas were chosen due to the possibility of gravity flow and proximity to Terrace Lakes facilities and applicable dwellings.

• December 10, 2009: Meeting at CDHD involving CDHD, IDEQ, Terrace Lakes representatives, and Matrix Engineering. Discussed timetable for replacement of failed system. Agreed CDHD and IDEQ would receive system plans for first system in late spring 2010 once groundwater levels could be verified to be acceptable and that installation would begin as soon as plans could be approved, system for individual dwellings would then be installed in early summer 2011 assuming that they could keep the community drainfield from surfacing in the interim.

• March 2, 2010: CDHD verified that Terrace Lakes had begun monitoring groundwater in test holes on a weekly basis.

• March 8, 2010: CDHD performed groundwater monitoring at Terrace Lakes and found that too many test holes near sledding hill, existing system, and in fairway had failed due to high groundwater levels and that areas would not be suitable for system design of this size.

• March 10, 2010: Meeting between CDHD and Matrix Engineering to discuss other potential area options for system placement.

• March 12, 2010: Test holes excavated in new areas presented by Matrix Engineering. Provided permission to Terrace Lakes to discontinue monitoring test holes that had already failed.

• March 16, 2010: Test holes excavated in new areas presented by Matrix Engineering.

• March 23, 2010: CDHD performed groundwater monitoring of new test holes that had been dug.

• April 7, 2010: CDHD performed groundwater monitoring.

• May 11, 2010: CDHD performed groundwater monitoring.

• June 17, 2010: CDHD performed groundwater monitoring. Found that community drainfield had begun leaking from a new location, discussed with Terrace Lakes representative that area needed to be covered with clean soil and that flows to surface of ground needed to cease otherwise Terrace Lakes’ food establishment license and public pool license would be revoked until sewer system had been replaced.

• June 23, 2010: Met with Terrace Lakes and Matrix Engineering to discuss potential system design options based on recorded groundwater and soils data. Discussed how plans would move forward.

• June 29, 2010: CDHD verified floor plans of rental cabins for flow projection purposes. Discussed some system design pertaining to collection system for Terrace Lakes Resort facilities only.

• July 15, 2010: CDHD verified that community drainfield had begun to leak from previous location again, requested Terrace Lakes cap the leak immediately.

• July 19, 2010: CDHD verified that community drainfield was still leaking. Terrace Lakes promised area would be capped with clean soils that day.

• July 21, 2010: CDHD verified drainfield has been capped and is no longer leaking at this time.

• August 5, 2010: CDHD verified that ground in area that had been previously capped was very wet and appeared to be the beginning of another leak, requested Terrace Lakes cap the area before it begins to leak.

• August 17, 2010: CDHD verified drainfield was not currently leaking.

• August 30, 2010: Spoke with Terrace Lakes representative to verify that they had received recent emails. Representative stated their engineer should be working on the system plans and that they should be ready in the near future. Representative stated all of their finances were in order with their engineer and the project should continue moving forward.

• September 17, 2010: CDHD made site visit to ensure that septic system is not leaking, no visible effluent leaking.

• September 27 and 28, 2010: Reviewed first submittal of the Terrace Lakes community system plans and operations and maintenance manual associated with the system.

• October 28, 2010: CDHD made site visit to ensure that septic system is not leaking, no visible effluent leaking.

• November 5, 2010: Spoke with Terrace Lakes to remind them that renewal fees needed to be submitted for their LSAS applications.

• November 8, 2010: CDHD made site visit to ensure that septic system is not leaking, no visible effluent leaking.

• January 21, 2011: Reviewed second submission of LSAS plans, issued review letter 11-0049 discussing adjustments that needed to be made.

• March 28, 2011: Site visit to examine shape of existing system. System was leaking badly from multiple locations.

• March 31, 2011: Spoke with a Terrace Lakes representative who stated that they were working on capping system as well as attempting to fix infiltration of groundwater into collection system.

• April 4, 2011: Site visit to verify the septic system leaks had been covered. Terrace Lakes was capping over entire system with a few feet of soil to help prevent future leaks.

• May 2, 2011: Reviewed third submittal of LSAS plans. Wrote letter 11-0322 in response for needed corrections and items.

• May 3, 2011: CDHD made site visit to ensure that septic system is not leaking, no visible effluent leaking. Looked like soil was still being capped over system.

• May 16, 2011: Received recorded extended treatment operations and maintenance agreement.

• August 3, 2011: Received variance petition from Terrace Lakes for reduced setback to the property line near the designed LSAS. CDHD set a hearing date of September 6, 2011 for the variance hearing. Notification letter 11-0631 sent.

• August 17, 2011: Site visit to check on existing system. Sewage effluent is leaking again from end of system. Informed Terrace Lakes management that a pump and haul scenario would need to be implemented to keep sewage from surfacing from system or suspension of Food License and Pool License would be issued by CDHD.

• August 25, 2011: Site visit to verify that effluent line from septic tank to community drainfield had been capped off so effluent cannot discharge from septic tank. Septic tank is being pumped and hauled per the agreement between Terrace Lakes and IDEQ. Terrace Lakes states this will occur until a sewer solution is implemented and installed.

• August 26, 2011: Meeting at IDEQ between Terrace Lakes representatives, IDEQ, CDHD, and Matrix Engineering. Discussed pump and haul plans and possible options for Terrace Lakes moving forward.

• September 1, 2011: Renewal letter 11-0761 sent by CDHD to remind Terrace Lakes to renew their LSAS applications. Made an on-site visit with selected variance hearing committee from CDHD to review the site against the requested variance conditions.

• September 6, 2011: Variance hearing at CDHD attended by Terrace Lakes representatives and CDHD. Variance was approved by the hearing committee.

• September 27, 2011: Informed Terrace Lakes representatives via email that septic permit for 4500 gallon per day system that would serve Terrace Lakes lodge, pool, motel, and two rental cabins could be issued as LSAS plans and variance had been approved. Told them we would wait to issue permit upon their request, but were under the impression they were going to go into a redesign phase while they were pumping and hauling. Informed Terrace Lakes that the treatment portion of system would still need to be approved by IDEQ.

• October 17, 2011: Site visit by CDHD appears septic tank is being pumped and hauled as agreed. Road has been improved into septic tank to improve winter access.