County Commission Meeting Minutes
October 9, 2001

Present for meeting: Commissioners Glenn Davis, Richard Baker, and Bill Forbush.

Elected Officials: Meeting with the commissioners on the regularly scheduled monthly meeting were the elected officials, Assessor Ivel Burrell, Treasurer Patricia McCoy, Attorney Trent Grant, Sheriff Thomas Stegelmeier, Clerk Abbie Mace and Deputy Clerk Suzanne Bagley was present to take minutes.       

Commissioner Baker made a motion to go into executive session to discuss personnel matters. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Glenn Davis declared the meeting open.

Judge Walker came before the commissioners to discuss the overflow problem in the jail. Judge Walker suggested to the commissioners that we inform the public on the overflow problem at the jail. Judge Walker also commented on the need for security within the building.

Sheriff Stegelmeier and Judge Walker commented on the need for jail space and land in Island Park.  Commissioners will meet with Jack Haddock on some possibilities of purchasing land in Island Park.

Sheriff Stegelmeier would like Attorney Trent Grant to write up a resolution for requiring all four wheelers in the County to have safety flags.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy asked permission to meet with all chief deputies within each office concerning the purchasing of employee nametags and to ask for their input.    

Treasures Patricia McCoy reported cancellation in the amount of $ 33.57 for the month of September.

Treasurer Mc Coy also reported to the commissioners that she spoke with Mr. Gauger regarding the taxes on the Fremont Education Foundation Building, Mr. Gauger stated that there was no tax money set aside for the payment of these taxes. Treasurer Patricia McCoy cancelled the taxes for the second half of 1999.

Assessor Ivel Burrell received a phone call from the Forest Service asking for all the names of landowners in the Island Park Area. 

Assessor Ivel Burrell commented to the commissioners on the State Board of Tax Appeals that took place last week.

Clerk Abbie Mace received the safety report on Ashton Senior Center and forwarded it to Mr. Nygaard.  Mr. Nygaard sent a reply to the County stating that this was a County Building.

Clerk Mace received a letter from Skinner and Associates asking the commissioners to review a contact retaining them as legal counsel for the Last Chance Waste Water Project.

Clerk Mace received a letter from Latah County Deputy Treasurer's Office stating how they converted to headsets and now will suggest them to everyone. Treasurer Patricia McCoy will contact Latah County and check into this further.

Clerk Mace reported to the commissioners on the meeting with Disaster Services and the need for on going meetings.

Commissioner Davis signed one Release of an LID Lien.

Commissioner Davis signed the Facts, Findings, and Conclusions on the Eagle’s Nest Final Plat Phase I and II Appeal.

Commissioner Baker made a motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Davis signed a memorandum of understanding between the Idaho Department of Commerce (IDC) and Fremont/Clark Counties (Contractor) regarding the Rural Economic Development Professional Outreach Program.

Dave Rydalch came before the commissioners to report on all the items for the surplus sale. Mr. Rydalch would like all department heads to go through the surplus items. Mr. Rydalch will contact us on when to schedule the sale.

Mr. Dean Schwendiman came before the commissioners to ask for more gravel and to have the road graded just south of Chester. Commissioner Davis has asked that they all meet with the Road and Bridge Supervisor Weldon Reynolds on October 15, 2001 at 9:00 a.m. at Mr. Schwendiman’s place to look at the road in question.

Neil Morgan with Kleinfelder met with commissioners to ask if they could receive the contract to monitor the ground water at the landfill. Commissioner Davis stated to Mr. Morgan that on the 18th of October there would be a meeting with Stan Hawkins and other officials to discuss this further.

Debbie Adams, Social Service Director, asked to meet with commissioners in closed session.  Commissioner Baker made a motion to go into closed session. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Davis declared the meeting open. Commissioner Davis signed four new liens. Commissioner Baker made a motion to deny case #M2001-50. Approve case #M2001-34. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. 

George Spinner with Cascade Earth Sciences came before the commissioners to ask that his company be considered for ground water monitoring needed at the Landfill

Mr. Spinner stated that his company is capable of testing, finding the right location for the drilling, and save the County money in the long run. Commissioners will keep Mr. Spinner in mind.

Commissioner Baker made a motion to go into executive session to discuss personnel issues. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Davis declared the session open.

Road and Bridge Supervisor Weldon Reynolds would like to prepay on the loader that we have purchased through Zion’s Bank if funds would allow.

Weldon Reynolds would like to rent crushers, this would allow the County to do their own work and save some money.

Dan Lostutter, Harry Barker with Island Park Sewer and David Schiess with Schiess and Associates appeared before the commissioners to discuss the Last Chance Wastewater. Mr. Schiess was on hand primarily to give the commissioners a progress report. Mr. Schiess feels that this pilot project could be done this fall.  Mr. Schiess quoted that the cost could run approximately $15,000.00 to $ 20,000.00 this being done as a test pilot program. Mr. David Schiess would like to see this project done this winter, but Dan Lostutter feels that there are a couple of factors that do not make this project possible for this year.  Commissioners agreed that this project should be piloted. Commissioners agreed that if they went with the pilot program there would be a need to hire another person. 

Harry and Dan would like to have weekly updates with Mr. Schiess.

There being no further business to come before this Board the meeting was recessed until the next regularly scheduled meeting to be held on 22nd day of October, 2001.

Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this ninth day of October 2001.