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Arbon Valley Fun Run

Attention Everyone!

Arbon Valley is having its first Fun Run/Walk on Sat. Sept.22nd, starting at 8:00 am.  We will have the 2.5km, 5km and 10km events.  Costs will be $5.00 for 12 yrs and under, $10.00 for 12 yrs and older and/or donation.  All proceeds go to help with the cost of repaving the parking lot and playground.

Please come on out and enjoy our beautiful scenery, get some good ol’ exercise, enjoy some awesome people and help us raise the funds we need to repair our playground and parking lot.    Hope to see you there.

If you have any questions please contact Jamie Evans at 269-0370


Arbon School Board Mtg Minutes 7/10/12

The Arbon School Board met for its annual meeting on July 10, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. members Jason Williams and Jake Evans were present as were Debbie Curry, Robin Claunch and clerk, Cheri Evans.

The motion was moved by Jake and seconded by Jason to approve the agenda. The motion was moved by Jake and seconded by Jason to approve the minutes.  The bills were reviewed. The motion was moved by Jake and seconded by Jason to approve them. The total M & O expenses for the month of July was $14,815.96 and $5,175.00 for bus depreciation. The school received $11,622.88.80 from property taxes, $976.92 from the State Department, $1,575.52 from REAP funds, $29.99 voided check and $6.59 from interest on investments. The school M & O balance is $33,549.76. The Plant Facility received $5,175.00 for bus depreciation and $4.09 from interest the Plant Facility balance is $38,619.51. The motion was moved by Jason and seconded by Jake to approve the financial statement.

The motion was moved by Jason and seconded by Jake to declare Jake Chairman, Melinda Vice Chairman, Cheri clerk for another year, the meetings to be held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Arbon School and the posting places to be the Post Office, Arbon School and the Arbon web site by acclamation.

The new science curriculum is coming in.  The teachers will check on disposing of the old curriculum.  The teachers are discussing different ideas on having a fund raiser to reseal the blacktop at the school.  Sheri Stewart was hired to fill the teacher aide position.

The motion was moved and seconded to accept and adopt board policy on the second reading for Parental Input and Student Achievement on Teacher Evaluations.  The motion was moved and seconded to accept board policy on the first reading for student/teacher ratio in the classroom.  The agreement from Deaton and Company to do the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 audit was reviewed and signed.

The next meeting will be held on August 14, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.  The motion was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting.  The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

Approved    08-21-2012


Herd District Clarifictations

The Power County Prosecutor recently received a telephone call from Barry Williams wherein Mr. Williams asked Randy Kline if Kline had read the case of Easley v. Lee 111 Idaho 115 (1986).

I, Randy Kline, assured Mr. Williams that I had read that case several times and well understood the ruling of court.

The central issue of the case was whether the county commissioners could delete the requirement of the 1963 version of Herd District Law requiring that the herd district be enclosed by a lawful fence.

The court specifically held that the statutory requirement (of a perimeter fence) could not be removed by a modification (or deviation) from the state herd district law, by the county commissioners in creating the herd district. Easley 111 Idaho at 118.

However as per the earlier memorandum the requirement of being “enclosed by lawful fences” was not added until the 1963 amendment.

The 1963 Amendment contains the language:

“Provided, any herd district heretofore established shall retain its identity, geographic definition, and remain in full force and effect, until vacated or modified hereafteras provided by Section 25-2404, Idaho Code, as amended.”

It should be particularly noted that the statute did not require a retro-active application of the law to require existing herd districts to be fenced.  Indeed the language at page 117 of Easley states:

Herd districts are a legislative exception to the “fence out” rule.  A majority of the landowners of more than 50% of the land within a proposed district may petition county commissioners for the creation of a herd district.

I.C. §25-2403.

It is held that a herd district provides an alternative to landowners who wish to protect their land from damage caused by roaming stock but do not wish, or cannot afford, to fence their land.  Maguire v. Yanke, supra.  Once a herd district is created, the rule of fencing out which requires landowners to keep out another’s livestock by construction of a fence no longer applies.  Rather, an owner of stock who allows animals to run at large in a herd district is guilty of a misdemeanor.  I.C. §25-2407.  Additional civil liability is imposed for damage caused by trespasses of such animals without regard to the condition of the landowner’s fence.  I.C. (§25-2408)

It should be noted that towns and villages are not required to have a perimeter fence, yet liability to the cattle owner attaches if the cattle enter the town or village.  The same argument could be made for cattle entering a “historic herd district” that was unfenced but existed prior to 1963. Mr. Williams insisted on a definitive statement of the liability and responsibility of a cattle owner if his cattle roam into the unfenced area of the Arbon Herd District.  I represented that there are no reported Idaho cases that specifically address that issue, therefore it is difficult, if not impossible to give an “iron-clad” statement regarding those issues.  However, the cases that do exist seem to suggest that the quoted statement at page 117 of Easley is the law.

Further clarity would likely require the case of cattle roaming into the Arbon Herd District be litigated.  Conversely, the land owners and cattle owners could work together and set a perimeter fence where necessary and appropriate, thereby keeping the roaming cattle out of the established herd district.

Submitted 8-20-2012
F. Randall Kline
Power County Prosecuting Attorney

School Board Mtg

August 21, 2012

I. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

II. CONSENT AGENDA

  1. MINUTES
  2. BILLS
  3. FINANCIAL

III. TEACHERS

IV. NEW BUSINESS

  1. MAINTENANCE PROJECTS
  2. L-2 FORM
  3. PAY FOR PERFORMANCE PLAN

V. OLD BUSINESS

  1. TEACHER EVALUATIONS PARENTAL INPUT & STUDENT ACHEIVEMENT POLICY – ADOPT
  2. STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO POLICY – SECOND READING

C. BUSING – TURN AROUND


School Expenses – July 2012

http://www.arbonvalley.com/wp-content/uploads/July_10_2012.pdf