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(1) Form; Number; Terms Of Office: Canyon County operates under a commission form of government with three (3) elected Commissioners. The three (3) member Board of County Commissioners is the Governing Body of the County government in Idaho. The Board acts as both the executive branch and the government branch and exercises some quasi-judicial duties and is responsible for all duties not specifically mandated to other elected officials. Two (2) County Commissioners are elected each biennium; one for a two (2) year term and one for a four (4) year term. There shall be one Commissioner elected for each voting district. (Ord. 92-001, 8-31-1992; amd. Ord. 94-001, 1-6-1994)
(2) Meeting Times And Days:
A. Short Title And Purpose: This subsection (2) shall be known as the CANYON COUNTY REGULAR MEETING TIMES ORDINANCE. The Board of County Commissioners has determined that County business requires regular public meetings be held more often than once per month. The purpose of this subsection (2) is to establish days and times for the conduct of County business in accordance with Idaho Code sections 31-710(1) and 74-204. (Ord. 15-014, 7-1-2015)
B. Regular Meeting Times And Places: Regular meetings of the Board of Canyon County Commissioners shall be held Monday through Friday, eight o'clock (8:00) A.M. to five o'clock (5:00) P.M., normally excluding lunchtime, in the Commissioners' meeting room at the Canyon County Courthouse, 1115 Albany Street, Caldwell, Idaho. At times, the Board of County Commissioners may hold lunchtime meetings conducted between twelve o'clock (12:00) noon and one o'clock (1:00) P.M. or including the time between twelve o'clock (12:00) noon and one o'clock (1:00) P.M. and meetings between the hours of five o'clock (5:00) P.M. and six o'clock (6:00) P.M. Monday through Friday.
C. General Topics: The meetings shall commence with routine deliberation and action on documents and expenditures such as, but not limited to, the County warrant register, contracts submitted in the normal course of business, assessor's changes and rebates, licenses, resolutions and ordinances, land use/land division matters, County grant applications, and other matters of County business with the County's department heads and elected officials as shall lawfully come before the Board of County Commissioners. The meetings shall include an executive session, if required, for the purpose of deliberating and deciding medical indigency matters or if otherwise required and authorized by law.
D. Additional Meetings Held During Board Of Equalization: In order to accommodate the Board of Equalization hearings which shall convene at least once in each month up to the fourth Monday of June and from the fourth Monday in June until the second Monday in July, the Board of Canyon County Commissioners will hold additional regular meetings Monday through Friday commencing at eight o'clock (8:00) A.M. in the Commissioners' meeting room at the Canyon County Courthouse, 1115 Albany Street, Caldwell, Idaho, and continuing until the matters then before the Board of County Commissioners have been concluded. Board of Equalization hearings shall also be conducted by the County Commissioners on the fourth Monday of November and shall be completed on or before the first Monday of December except as otherwise provided in Idaho Code section 63-501.
E. Additional Meetings Allowed: The Board of Canyon County Commissioners shall retain the power to call such other meetings as from time to time may be needed as authorized by the Open Meeting Law. (Ord. 09-004, 12-21-2009)