County Commission Meeting Minutes
January 22, 2001
for the meeting were Commissioners Glenn Davis, Richard Baker, and Bill
Forbush. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.
Elected Officials: Meeting with the commissioners on the regularly scheduled monthly meeting were the elected officials, Assessor Ivel Burrell, Sheriff Thomas Stegelmeier, Deputy Treasurer J'lene Cherry, Clerk Abbie Mace and Deputy Clerk Suzanne L. Bagley and Jamie Rigby were present to take minutes.
of Resolution: Resolution #
2001-02 was to approve for opening the budget to move funds for hiring of a
chief deputy in the Sheriff’s office. Commissioner Baker motioned to approve
the resolution seconded by Commissioner Forbush. A voice vote was
heard with all commissioners in favor.
Tom Stegelmeier: Commented on the
roads in Island Park.
Commented on if there is a need for bonding on jobs that are being bid for the
County. A call was being made to Rod Chandler on liability and insurance
Chandler appeared before
the Commissioners to discuss the dollar amount for liability insurance someone
needs to carry who wants to bid on any County job.
A motion was made to have $500,000.00 for contractors liability insurance by
Commissioner Forbush and seconded by Commissioner Baker and a voice vote was
heard with all commissioners voting in favor.
Cherry: Gave the Treasures report on the year taxes. The County collected $5,517,923.18 million and they had $ 23,183.18 in cancellation fees.
The year 2000 taxes are 58 % collected.
Reported that the State has changed the mileage to $.345 per mile due to the
increase in the fuel. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to change the county
reimbursement for mileage to $.345 per mile by resolution # 2001-04 and
Commissioner Baker seconded the motion .A voice vote was heard with all
commissioners voting in favor. Three
bids were submitted to Clerk Mace for the floors in the hallway. Clerk Mace
reported the bids that were given for the tile that needs to be replaced.
H & H Construction
Baker asked that all bids be resubmitted for both porcelain & ceramic
tile. Clerk Mace will ask contractors for this.
Davis signed a mineral lease contract with the State on Meadow Creek Gravel
and, two beer licenses were approved Commissioner Baker made the motion to
approve & Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard
with all commissioners voting in favor. Thompson Construction was the only
contractor who returned a bid for the extension office roof repairs in the
amount of $1,385. Commission awarded bid to Thompson Construction.
& Recreation: Parks
and Recreation Director Tamra Cikaitoga met before the commissioners to
discuss grants. Tamra gave a brief report on her job description
Barney, owner of Barney Towing & Recovery of Rexburg met with the
commissioners to discuss the sell of County property. Mr. Barney stated that
he would be interested in a parcel of 5.8 acres from the County. The Commissioners will get back to Mr. Barney on
Clerk Debbie Adams, Social Services Director, met with the commissioners in
closed session to review medical claims. Commissioner Baker made a motion to
go into executive session. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A voice
vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Richard
Baker made a motion to denied medical claim #M2001-18, due to untimely filing.
Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Other
business was one order of reimbursement. Commissioner Baker made a motion to
deny claim # M2001-14 due to no documentation. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion and a voice vote was heard
with all commissioners in favor. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to approve
case # G2001-38 and Commissioner Baker seconded the motion and a voice vote
was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Baker made a
motion to approve case #
G2001-48 Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion a voice vote was heard with
all commissioners voting in favor.
Lostutter and Harry Barker met with the commissioners to review hook-up fees
for the 2001. Resolution # 2001-03 for hook-up fees were presented to the Commissioners.
Commissioner Barker made the motion to accept the resolution. Commissioner
Forbush seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard and all commissioners were
in favor. Commissioner Baker was assigned to the Island Park sewer. Dan
Lostutter gave the County sewer report. The commissioners approved of allowing
Larry Hultz, and David Huntzman to continue to serve on the sewer board. Snowfluent is up and running as of December 26, 2000. There is a
meeting currently being scheduled with the sewer board.
& Bridge Report: Road
and Bridge Supervisor Weldon Reynolds met with the commissioners to report on
the Parker-Salem road project. Present with Weldon were Larry Evans of
Forsgren & Associates and Dick Dyer of the Dyer Group. Clerk Mace
suggested that when the Commissioners are in Boise, they might voice their
concerns about the time this project is taking with our legislators. The Dyer
Group submitted a tentative schedule for the right-of-way acquisition. Mr.
Evans also submitted a schedule that indicated the project would be moved back
to the year 2003. We are currently waiting for approval of the 404 permit by
the Corps of Engineers, before we can proceed with this project. We are hoping
for approval by Feb.1, 2001.
Course Matters: Jim
Barrett was here to see if the golf course is for sale. Commissioner Baker asked if it were what would he be willing to pay.
Medical Services Director, Mary Lou Davis, gave a report.
& Zoning- Karen
Lords has requested that the Commissioners meet in closed session, for
litigation. Penny Stanford & Karen Lords were present. A motion was made by Commissioner Baker to close the meeting. Commissioner
Forbush seconded the motion and a voice vote was heard with all commissioners
voting in favor to close the session for purposes of litigation.
of Equalization Missed Roll: Commissioner Davis opened the meeting for missed roll. There were none
closed. The meeting was closed.
Audit Report: Ernest
Jensen and Bob Poulsen of Merrill, Jensen & Poulsen met with the
commissioners. Ernest Jensen gave a visual report to the commissioners in
graph form for review, telling the commissioners that the County is in good
Benefit Concerns: Deputy Assessor Mike Jones met with the commissioners to discuss personnel
benefit concerns. Mr. Jones asked that the commissioners consider next year
not to make the AFLAC insurance mandatory for all employees. Commissioner
Davis stated that they would look at all aspects.
being no further business to come before this Board, the meeting was recessed
until the next regularly scheduled meeting to be held on February 12, 2001.
at St. Anthony, Idaho, this twenty-second day of January 2001.