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2014 State of the County Address

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by Joe Decker on 12 March 2014

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Transcript of 2014 State of the County Address

Canyon County Budget
2014 State of the County Address
County Campus Improvements
Canyon County
Parks & Recreaction
Important Issues
Canyon County Prosecuting Attorney
SW Idaho Juvenile Detention Center
Building Activity
Total of 564 building permits issued in 2013 - highest number since 2008

Permits for single-family homes nearly doubled compared to 2012

Total value of all building and mechanical permits was $48.5 million
Materne North America
Announced $85 million investment in old Micron plant

Will bring a minimum of 230 jobs to the area

www.gogosqueez.com/careers
Canyon County Administration Building
Canyon County Administration Building
Administration Building Art Project
Historic art display for entryway that pays tribute to Canyon County's rich history and culture

Asking for nominations of historic artifacts to help create the display

Nominations can be historic photos, documents, family relics, etc.

Email photo, description and contact info to jdecker@canyonco.org
Administration Building
Cost Savings
Received 34 pallets of Herman Miller cubicle furniture from Bureau of Reclamation for no cost

Purchased 38 more pallets for only $1, plus transport costs

Facilities department is building all cabinetry and casework in-house

Stay up to date on construction progress at www.canyonco.org
Southwest Idaho Juvenile Detention Center Courtroom Addition
County Parking Lots
Canyon Crossroads Transportation Museum
Celebration Park - Melba
Martin's Landing
Located west of Parma at the confluence of the Boise, Snake and Owyhee Rivers

Partnership with Idaho Fish & Game

Ten RV parking spaces, new restrooms, boat-in campsites, day use facilities, fishing, bird and wildlife viewing
In-house Public Defender
Transition to in-house model will coincide with opening of new Administration Building

Decision came after extensive research and recommendation from Criminal Justice Planning Committee

In-house model will improve efficiency and help promote principles of defense

More transparency and accountability

We strongly believe that public defense is a state responsibility that has been delegated to counties for far too long.

Legislature needs to find better funding mechanism
Nampa Prosecution Contract
CCPA prosecutes Nampa's misdemeanors and infractions

Saved Nampa taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars over past four years; $200k in contract costs alone

County does not make a profit

Completely paperless system improves efficiency and effectiveness; saves untold thousands in paper and transportation costs

Very effective and efficient for both City and County
Deputy Prosecutor Erica Kallin
First incarceration facility of any kind in the U.S. to be certified as PREA-Compliant
Veterans Treatment Court
Juvenile Drug Court
Canyon County Fair
Lake Lowell
Canyon County remains steadfast in our fight for local oversight and management of Lake Lowell. We urge you all to show your support as we fight together to protect our freedom, heritage, and way of life.
Completion of Canyon Crossroads Transportation Museum will increase number of field trips for students and teachers

New indoor classroom will expand field trip season beyond months of April - October

Citizens and visitors can get first glimpse of Canyon Crossroads in May during Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month

University partnerships with Boise State University, College of Western Idaho, University of Idaho
The Fair's total budget for 2014 is $375,416 - only .005% of the entire Canyon County Budget

The Canyon County Fair will remain in its current location for 2014 and 2015.

The Fair is currently in discussions with the Ford Idaho Center to determine the feasibility of moving the fair to the Nampa-based event center. We are still awaiting cost proposals from the ID Center.

If moving to the Ford Idaho Center is not feasible, it would cost approx. $10 - $12 million to move the Fair to the proposed location on Hwy 20/26. The money would come from private donations and would not include any additional property tax dollars.

More than 45,000 people attend the Fair each year and it is simply outgrowing its current location, especially with the recent addition of the College of Idaho Football program.
City of Nampa
One of Idaho Business Review's "Women of the Year"
Canyon Crossroads
Transportation Museum
Celebration Park - Melba
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