County Commission Meeting Minutes
November 26, 2001

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

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

Dan Lostutter with Island Park Sewer came before commissioners to discuss new hookup O & M fees that are in place. Commissioner Baker made a motion to have new O & M fees and hook up fees paid at the time that building permits are issued. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Sheriff Thomas Stegelmeier inquired about CAI hours and how they are being billed. Sheriff Stegelmeier inquired about sharing service hours with the courthouse.    

Treasurer Patricia McCoy came before commissioners to ask about landfill fees in Island Park for the Steve Hawk’s Family. Commissioners decided that two landfill permits would be required for these properties owned. 

Commissioners will make a decision on the property taxes for the Hunter/Boyack property. Treasurer Mc Coy will report back commissioners after talking with Mr. Hunter.

Treasurer Patricia Mc Coy gave commissioners the auditor’s joint quarterly report for the fourth quarter.

Clerk Abbie Mace came before the commissioners to discuss redistricting of the commissioners district to have the voting numbers as equally as possible. This will need to be done by the first commissioners meeting in January.    

Commissioner were asked to approve the following Liquor License Applications for the following establishments:

BJ’ Corner

EB & B Inc.

Elk Creek Station

Grub Stake Market

Dave’s Jubilee Ashton

Last Chance Terrace

Robin’s Roost Store

Pond’s Lodge

Stage Stop

Sunset Lodge

Tom’s Amoco

Commissioner Baker made a motion to approve the following liquor licenses. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

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

Karen Lords Planning and Zoning Administrator and Surveyor Rick Byrem appeared before the commissioners to have the South Shores amended agreement to add 1 year to development agreement.

Commissioners signed the Final Plat of South Shores Phase II.

Commissioner Forbush made a motion to accept the plats as presented by the Planning and Zoning commission. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Rod Eastvold and Dirk Mace representing the Planning and Building Board appeared with Karen Lords to discuss the possibilities of implementing development impact fees for Fremont County due to the growth. The fees are assessed as a flat fee given at the time when a building permit is issued. Planning and Zoning Administrator Karen Lords would like to see the commissioners appoint a board to put together a committee to get some facts, figures, and numbers to look into this further. Commissioners have asked Dirk Mace to give his experience in this project and to gather a committee. The impact meeting will be held on January 8, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. in the courtroom.

Tamra Cikaitoga Parks and Recreation and Director came before the commissioners to ask that the commission appoint Mike Polowske to serve on the Fremont County Snowmobile Advisory Committee. Bill Davis who is currently serving on the board has currently resigned from the committee due to a conflict of interest. Commissioner Baker made a motion to approve Mike Polowske to serve on the Fremont County Snowmobile Advisory Committee. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Tamra reported that two new groomers were hired for the season. Tamra Cikaitoga asked that the snowmobile-web site be updated and that CAI do this work.

Frank Mackert is still getting a few ideas together on the renovations that he would like to see done at the golf course. 

Road and Bridge Supervisor Weldon Reynolds came before the commissioner to give his road report to the commissioner. Supervisor Weldon Reynolds reported that the Reclamation Road in Island Park has been finished. Winter snow removal has began in St. Anthony, Ashton and Island Park for the winter.

Debbie Adams Social Service Director asked to meet with the 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. Commissioners signed one order of reimbursement. One Facts, Findings, and Conclusions of Law. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to approve case # M2002-5. Approve case # M2002-2. Deny case #M2002-3. Approve case # G2002-5.Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.     

Tom Katsilometes and Shelby Azzola with Mutual Insurance has appeared before the commissioners to talk about Mutual Insurance Associates Inc. and talk a little more about the program today and benefits that can be offered. Commissioner Baker made a motion to participate and commit Fremont County to this insurance plan. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.        

Mayor Laurie Augustine from Island Park and Island Park Attorney Stephanie Bonnie appeared before the commissioners with several individuals in attendance to discuss road maintenance in Island Park. Mayor Laurie Augustine would like to know what it would take to have an agreement signed. The Island Park City Counsel will meet tonight, and discuss this further. Commissioners made a decision to accept the 50% of the highway user tax monies and all of the Road and Bridge property tax offered by the City of Island Park.

Mary Lou Davis Emergency Medical Director came before the commissioners to give her report to the commissioners. Island Park received $ 6,000.00 for State grant money for extrication equipment. Mary Lou Davis commented on the success of the EMS certification program getting started soon in our local High Schools. 

BOE Sub roll

November 26, 2001.

In Attendance for BOE Sub roll were Chief Deputy Assessor Barbara Hirschi, and Jeremy Dixon. Commissioners Glenn Davis, Bill Forbush and Dick Baker. Clerk Abbie Mace and Deputy Clerk Suzanne Bagley was present to take minutes.  

A property parcel at Last Chance by Mary Wade will be placed on the missed roll.

Also the property of Robert Coe will also be placed on the missed roll. 

No protests in person were made.

Commissioner Glenn Davis called this meeting to close.

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

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

Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this twenty- sixth day of November 2001.