County Commission Meeting Minutes
February 11, 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, Prosecuting Attorney Trent Grant, Sheriff Thomas Stegelmeier, Clerk Abbie Mace and Deputy Clerk Suzanne Bagley was present to take minutes.    

Judge Walker came before the commissioners to give a report on the overcrowding problems that exist within the County.  Currently due to overcrowding the jail has inmates that are being housed in Madison County.

Assessor Ivel Burrell reported on a new tax program call Gen-Tex. This program will be piloted, and future meetings will be held.

Treasurer Patricia Mc Coy asked that during the budget year a line item be created to help with Court House expansions in the future. 

Patricia McCoy asked commissioners to consider changing the insufficient return check fee from $ 15.00 to $ 20.00 by resolution. County Attorney Trent Grant will look into this further.  

Treasurer Patricia Mc Coy gave commissioners the Treasurer Auditor Joint Quarterly Report with an ending balance of $ 11,666,393.83. 

Treasurer Patricia Mc Coy gave commissioners January cancellations in the amount of $ 2,122.37.

Clerk Abbie Mace asked commissioners to sign two releases of an LID lien. 

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

Commissioner Baker made a motion to approve Dennis Warnke of Ashton, and

Jeff Buster from St. Anthony to be on the snowmobile advisory board. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Vern Thurber and Jack Cordon came before the commissioners to extend an invitation to for a Western States Juvenile Justice conference to be held in St Anthony.  Mr. Cordon asked if the funds could be run through the County accounting system.   Commissioners agreed that the County would be able to help. 

Bill Wuthrick Director of Emergency Services came before the commissioners to inform them of a seminar on weapons of mass destruction and anthrax scheduled for February 18, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ashton Fire Building being sponsored by the Bureau of Disaster Services.

The week of May 21st 2001 will be the Governor’s Conference on Emergency Management to be held in Nampa Idaho. 

Weldon Reynolds Road and Bridge Supervisor, Blair Jones, and Russ Ader met with commissioners to discuss needs and concerns of the Road and Bridge department. 

Road and Bridge Supervisor Weldon Reynolds would like to see several projects completed this summer  through out the County as time and money will allow.

Blair Jones gave a brief presentation on how mapping is coming along as far as Road and Bridge is concerned. 

Social Services Director Debbie Adams 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 Glenn Davis declared the meeting open. Commissioners signed one new lien, and one release of a catastrophic assignment.  Commissioner Baker made a motion to approve case # G02-37. Approve case #G02-38. Approve case #G02-40. Approve case #G02-35. Approve case # G02-43. Approve case # G02-44. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Lisa Turner asked to go into executive session. 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. 

Alan May with the Nature Conservancy came before the commissioners to inform and ask the commissioners support in regards to the Henry’s Lake Ranch Land Protection Project. This would allow individuals to have their property protected and protected for future generations. Mr. Alan May asked for support on this issue. Commissioners Baker, and Forbush were not in favor of this, and Commissioner Glenn Davis was, but was not able to act on this due to lack of support.

Karen Lords Planning and Zoning Administrator, and Rick Byrem came before the commissioners to ask that the amended plat for Centennial Shores be signed. Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept the Plat Amendment for Centennial Shores amended plat.   Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Karen Lords has set a date of March 8th, 2002 to have a contractors information meeting in Island Park.  This meeting is held to help better serve and educate the contractors in the area.

School Superintendent Gary Parker and Judge Walker came before the commissioners to discuss some possible land acquisitions in the future. 

Steve Gesler who runs the special Olympic games has come before the commissioners to ask that he be able to use the Senior Citizens Van to take these people to Boise.  The event is scheduled for March 2, 2002. The commissioners will get back to Mr. Gesler as soon as possible. 

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 twenty fifth day of February, 2002.

Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this eleventh day of February 2002.