[Vision2020] questions for Paul Kimmell

Donovan Arnold donovanarnold at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 11 20:16:12 PDT 2004

Mr. Kimmel,

I strongly suggest you answer legitimate questions posed by your 
constituents and community leaders. If you are unable to do so, perhaps you 
should consider the possibility that you are no longer fit to do your job. 
You should be aware that your presence on the Board of Commissioners and the 
Chamber is more destructive and harmful to the organizations then any help 
they are receiving from your services.

Your inability to answer these questions lead people to the conclusion that 
you either think you are above the people your represent and/or are indeed 
guilty of the charges levied against you.

Please respond to your constituents, or resign your commission and 
presidency. The one major qualification of any elected official is to listen 
and respond to the people that elected you. And yes, I was one person that 
voted for you and supported you at the University of Idaho when I was in 
Student Government in 2002 after talking to you a few times in 2000, 2001, 
and 2002. Needless to say, you have lost my support, and hundreds of other 
voters, unless you can provide some reasonable response for your actions 
regarding the matters brought forth by Bill London, Saundra Lund, Rosemary 
Huskey, and other members of the community.


Donovan J Arnold

>From: bill london <london at moscow.com>
>To: Paul Kimmell <pjk at moscowchamber.com>, Vision2020 
><vision2020 at moscow.com>
>Subject: [Vision2020] questions for Paul Kimmell
>Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 09:22:13 -0700
>            From the Latah County Prosecutor's Office, I recently received 
>a small packet of documents, public records from the investigation of Paul 
>Kimmell and the charges that, despite conflict of interest, Kimmell voted 
>on property tax exemptions for Doug Wilson's church and college.
>            These records are copies of minutes of the meetings of the 
>Christ Church governing body, the Head of Households, during the period 
>November 2000 to September 2001.  Paul Kimmell was appointed Latah County 
>Commissioner in March of 1999.  Doug Wilson first applied for property tax 
>exemption for his church property in 1996 (a building at 116 West 6th that 
>has now been sold by the church and is no longer exempt).  The 
>Commissioners legally must review and accept all property tax exemptions 
>every year.
>            The first of those records (Head of Households meeting on 
>November 7, 2000) includes a report on the church's efforts to buy land for 
>a new church building: "land acquisition, for which Paul Kimmell has been 
>hired to help in negotiation."
>            The Head of Households report for December 5, 2000, includes: 
>"Paul Kimmell reported that he has been working with Mr. Hall's attorney 
>regarding the purchase of land.  He has been working with the Kenworthy 
>family regarding the parcel of land to the east of our property."
>The Head of Households report for January 2, 2001, includes: "Paul Kimmell 
>will be meeting on January 5 with the owner of the property....."
>            The Head of Households report for May 1, 2001, includes in the 
>church building section: "Roy Atwood reported that he and Paul Kimmell have 
>been trying to schedule a meeting with Mrs. Kenworthy."
>My questions for Paul Kimmell:
>   1. According to these records, you were hired by the church before
>      November 7 of 2000, and were still working for the church in May
>      of the next year when the reports in the file conclude.  When did
>      your contract end, or are you still under contract to the church
>      to help with land acquisition?
>   2. Since 1999, as a member of the Latah County Commissioners, you
>      reviewed the requests for property tax exemption by the church
>      that employed you.  Until the issue of conflict of interest was
>      brought forth by Rose Huskey and Saundra Lund in the hearing in
>      July, you never excused yourself from those decisions.  Why?
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