County Commission Meeting Minutes
January 28, 2002

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, Assessor Ivel Burrell, Treasurer Patricia McCoy, Sheriff Thomas Stegelmeier, Clerk Abbie Mace and Deputy Clerk Suzanne Bagley was present to take minutes.    

Assessor Ivel Burrell reported to the commissioners that the State Board of Tax Appeals upheld the decision of the commissioners on the North Fork Club appeal.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy reported that February 22, 2002 all elected officials are invited to go to Boise, and be represented on the redistricting issue.

Treasurer McCoy asked for permission from the commissioners to do some remodeling in her office as the budget would allow.

Clerk Abbie Mace will notify Fremont Telcom of the lease agreement that will be terminated as of April.

Clerk Mace has asked commissioners to approve two liquor licenses. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to accept liquor licenses from:

1.      Sportsmen’s Lodge

2.      Staley Springs Lodge

 

Commissioner Baker 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.

Commissioner Forbush made a motion to start commissioners meeting at 8:00 a.m. in order to allow the public more time starting February 11, 2002. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. 

John Mucci from Island Park came before the commissioners to ask that the road between highway 20 and Last Chance drive still be maintained.  Mr. Mucci asked that the County maintain this road just as they have for the last twenty years. Mr. Mucci stated that this is a County road.  Commissioners will contact Road and Bridge Supervisor Weldon Reynolds to discuss this further, and notify Mr. Mucci of their decision.   

Dave Eby from Island Park appeared before the commissioners to discuss sewer charges on an existing bill. Dan Lostutter, Harry Barker and Mr. Eby will get together and review the user fees further. Mr. Eby would like the County to consider deeding him a road access between his business on highway 20. Commissioners will consider this further and get back to Mr. Eby.

Dan Lostutter from Island Park Sewer came before the commissioners to answer any questions concerning Resolution # 2002-04. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to accept Resolution # 2002-04 that would establish the 2002 sewer capitalization fee pursuant to section 13.01.181 of the Fremont County code.

Tamara Cikaitoga from the Parks and Recreation Department came to ask for a letter from the commissioners asking that the 1976 agreement with the Forest Service be cancelled regarding the special use permit for snowmobile for winter use to make way for a new cost share agreement.

Tamara Cikaitoga asked commissioners to consider two new members for the snowmobile advisory board and gave the commissioners several suggestions. Tamara also advised commissioners that a no smoking policy within state grooming vehicles would be enforced. 

Golf Course renovations are being considered with the approval of the Golf Committee and commissioners. Commissioner Davis would like to have a meeting scheduled as soon as possible.

Debbie Adams Social Services 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 Glenn Davis declared the meeting open. Commissioner signed one new lien. Commissioner Baker made a motion to approve case #G2002-27.  Approve case #G2002-28. Approve # case G2002-29. Approve case #G2002-34.Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.  

Weldon Reynolds from Road and Bridge appeared with Kim Wilson from Sunrise Engineering to have the commissioner’s sign three resolutions for highway grant applications.  Commissioner Baker made a motion to pass resolution #2002-05 supporting project identification submittal to the LHTAC for the transportation plan and pavement/sign management program for Fremont County. Total Project cost estimate is $ 185,000.00, which will require $ 13,579.00 of local matching funds available from Fremont County. Resolution #2002-06 supporting project identification submittal to the LHTC for the Salem Road reconstruction program 350 North to 500 North. Total project cost estimate is $ 1,400,000.00, which will require $ 102,760.00 of local matching funds available from Fremont County. Resolution #2002-07supporting project identification submittal to the LHTAC for the Salem road overlay program 100 North to 200 North. Total project cost estimate is $ 250,000.00, which will require $ 18,350.00 of local matching funds available from Fremont County. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Gary Orberhansley, Tom Madsen, and Tom Bokawski with North Wind Environmental came before the commissioners to give information on what their company is about and gave commissioners a short presentation on well drilling and groundwater monitoring. North Wind Environmental would like to be considered in any future projects that Fremont County might have.  

Ernest Jensen from Jensen, Poulsen & Company outside auditors for the County came before the commissioners to give a year-end report. Mr. Jensen reported that the County is in solid shape.

Dennis Frieze from Intrepid Engineering Services Inc. came before the commissioners to give a brief report on some of their findings on the proposed ethanol plant to be built in Fremont County.

Mary Lou Davis Emergency Services Director met with commissioners to give a general report. New EMT’s will be required to submit to random drug testing. 

Mary Lou Davis submitted an overview of ambulance statistics from 1-2001 to 1-2002.

There being no further business to come before this Board the meeting was recessed until the next regularly scheduled meeting to be held on the eleventh day of February, 2002.

Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this twenty- eighth day of January 2002.