County Commission Meeting Minutes
February 25, 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 L. Bagley was present to take minutes.    

Sheriff Stegelmeier reported to commissioners on the need for the repairing around the generator located on north end of the building. Commissioner Glenn Davis asked Clerk Mace to contact H & H Construction, Layle Cherry and Roger Thompson to give the County a bid on the damage done on the shed that is located on the north side of the Court House.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy reported on several delinquent properties within the County. Treasurer Patricia Mc Coy would like the County Attorney to look into increasing insufficient funds from $ 15.00 to $ 20.00. 

Treasurer Patricia Mc Coy will look further into the headphones sets, and if any other offices are interested.  

Attorney Trent Grant reported on the landfill water monitoring, and no bidding would be required. 

Clerk Abbie Mace stated to the commissioners that the Sheriff’s Office contract with Comment Cellular is up, and the County would like to consider looking into other options.

Clerk Mace asked commissioners to pass Resolution # 2002-08 approving the expenditure of funds for the repairs of the Courthouse storage building. Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept Resolution # 2008-08. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

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

Patricia McCoy and Ivel Burrell met with commissioners to discuss addressing concerns with rural addressing up in Island Park. The Post Office will no longer deliver anything that has an HC 66 Box address. Karen Lords Planning and Zoning Administrator stated that in order to get ahead of this problem, she is need of a part time person to help with rural addressing.       

Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept the minutes from the January 29, 2002 Special Work Meeting with Department of Environment Quality. The January 30, 2002 Special Work Meeting regarding 5 County Detention, County Gravel Pit, Road Abandonment, Landfill Fees, Fairgrounds, and the Highway 20 joint project. February 14, 2002 Work Meeting on the Last Chance Winter Wastewater Treatment. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Employee Internet Issues- Several Fremont County Employees came before the commissioners to discuss internet issues. Commissioners agreed that each Elected Official should monitor their own department.

Mary Lou Davis gave the EMT report to commissioners. Mary Lou Davis stated that the med- care rules are changing, and the reports will need to be kept under lock and key. Mary Lou Davis will get a bid for this project.

Mary Lou Davis stated the sewer line in the ambulance building is broken and will need to be replaced as soon as it gets warmer.

Ginny Kellogg from Adams & Smith Inc. spoke with the commissioners via phone regarding the transient taxes due on the property site on the Bitch Creek project. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to reduce taxes due to $ 4034.96 for Adams & Smith Inc. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.        

Jerry Browning came before the commissioners to discuss the property to be used for the new proposed juvenile detention center. Mr. Browning has property in the area and suggested that the County might consider his property. 

Social Services Director Debbie Adams asked to meet with commissioners in closed session. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to go into closed session. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Davis declared the meeting open. Commissioners signed two Release of Liens. Commissioner Baker made a motion to approve case #M2002-08. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Wendy Schmier with INEEL came before the commissioners to introduce herself as a liaison for the counties in the area for the INEEL and Bechtel. If there is anything that the County may need from the INEEL, they are interested in working together. The INEEL also offers several different grants to help out in several different areas such as Ambulance, Search & Rescue. 

There being no further business to come before this Board the meeting was recessed until the next regularly scheduled meeting to be held on March 11, 2001.

Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this twenty-fifth day of February 2001.