September 17th, 2014
The auditor from Quest CPA, P.C. of Payette reviewed the audit report with the Snake River School District trustees on Wednesday at the trustees' regular meeting.
CPA Kurt Folke said the district's funds "are in good shape." The general fund had an increase of $69,095 over fiscal year 2013-2014.
"It was an increase for the last fiscal year," he said. "It was added to the carryover to the general fund.
"The ending fund balance for the purpose of cash flow was $852,921," said Folke.
"The general fund balance that is needed for one month is about $720,000.
Blackfoot School District's business manager Brian Kress described the causes behind the district's $1.3 million shortfall as "the perfect storm." The massive deficit was discovered during an audit last month accounting for 6 percent of the district's 2014-15 Maintenance and Operations budget.
There was standing room only at Tuesday's school board meeting as Kress went through a PowerPoint presentation explaining in detail "three major reasons" why the district has found itself in such a deep hole and how the budget will be revised to help make up the deficit.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â Prior to the season Blackfoot head boys soccer coach Liam Pope said that the 2014 Broncos team would not roll over for anyone and would love to play spoiler for someone this season.
After taking more than a few lumps in the teams 1-4-1 start and coming oh so close in a 2-1 loss to Hillcrest on Saturday the Broncos welcomed a very tough Preston team to town.
But after 80 minutes on a hot 90 degree afternoon was finished the Broncos had sent a message to the rest of District 5/6, the Broncos are not rebuilding.
Nemesio Roy â€śLloydâ€ť Chavez, 81, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 at Bingham Memorial Hospital.Â
Lloyd was born April 4, 1933 in Gunnison, Colorado, to Alonzo Chavez and Irene Fernandez.Â He considered himself a lifelong resident of Blackfoot, Idaho.Â He traveled to various places for construction, but always returned to Idaho.
On April 26, 1950 Lloyd married Martha May Donaldson in Idaho Falls, Idaho.Â They were later divorced.
He was a member of the Roman Catholic Church.
Lloyd served in the National Guard as an engineer.
Blackfoot city officials were disappointed to learn on Monday that the city was turned down for the $1 million Tiger Grant that city officers were hoping to get to fund a feasibility study as to what can be done to work around the train problem that has been plaguing Blackfoot for years.
City leaders have been toying with the idea of constructing an overpass or underpass for years and Blackfoot Mayor Paul Loomis had made it one of his goals to start the process.
BLACKFOOT-Blackfoot School District official will have to revise the district's (2014-15) budget after a recent audit revealed that the district is at least $1 million in the hole. A revised budget hearing meeting will be held on Tuesday (6 p.m.) at the district office (270 E. Bridge St.) to address the shortfall and what district officials intend to do about it.
On Friday, Board chairman Dewane Wren acknowledged the massive deficit, saying, "There are three or four reasons why this happened. We'll be able to get past this and make it up but the budget will have to be revised."
The Blackfoot Broncos made a statement in Friday nightâ€™s 36-7 win over Idaho Falls. That statement is the Broncos are back and are going to be a force the remainder of the season.
Pacen Hayes threw for 186 yards and a touchdown and Damon Bodkin added 88 yards and a pair of touchdowns while the Broncos' defense played as close to a flawless game as possible to hand Blackfoot its third consecutive victory over a 5A opponent this season.
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BLACKFOOT â€” The ambulance budget will be continued until 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 22 in the Bingham County Commissioners' Chambers.
Two public hearings will take place at that time.
At the first public hearing, commissioners will reopen the 2014 budget to receive some grant money.
The second public hearing will add $7,268 to the ambulance budget. There are three ambulance districts in Bingham Countyâ€”Blackfoot, Shelley/Firth and Aberdeen. Each ambulance district receives a percentage of this amount based on the area the ambulance district covers.
Francisca R. Rodriguez, 69, of Montpelier and formerly of Blackfoot, Idaho passed awayÂ Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in Montpelier, Idaho.
She was born November 16, 1944 in Del Rio, Texas. Â
She is survived by her children, Lucille (Jim) Sanders, Alice (Laurencio) Almendarez, Daniel (Jenny) Robles, Adrian (Sylvia) Morado, Robert Luna; 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cristina Luna.