County Commission Meeting Minutes
March 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 L. Bagley was present to take minutes.    

Assessor Ivel Burrell reported to the commissioners on the ECPIDA building, and whether to put a value on the building or not. Commissioners agreed that  ECPIDA qualifies for tax-exempt status.

Treasurer Patricia Mc Coy reported cancellation in the amount of $443.12 for the month of February. Commissioners will auction Tax Deeded property on April 23, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. on the courthouse steps.

Prosecuting Attorney Trent Grant reported to the commissioners that he had reviewed the contracts from Schiess & Associates.  Attorney Trent Grant suggested to the commissioners that Clerk Mace contact ICRMP on liability limits. 

Judge Keith Walker reported to the commissioners on the 5-C detention center.  March 27, 2002 is the 5-C detention Board Meeting to be held in the County Commissioners room in Madison County. 

Sheriff Thomas Stegelmeier commented to the commissioners that they would review contracts for cell phone companies.

Clerk Abbie Mace received a letter from Corey D Barnard requesting $4,500.00 for the Upper Valley Free Clinic. Commissioner Baker made motion to give the Upper Valley Free Clinic the $4,500.00 asked for the 2002 year. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. 

Clerk Mace gave commissioners three bids for a new pick up to be used at the Landfill.  \

                1. Madison Ford  bid at $24,999.00 plus fees

                2. Stones of Rexburg $24,974.00 plus Fees

                3. Monte Wight Motors $24,658.14 

Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept the bid from Monte Wight Motors at $ 24,658.14. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Clerk Mace asked commissioners to sign three Junior College Applications.

Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept three Junior College Applications. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioners agreed to have commissioners meeting on the 20th day of May due to Memorial Day and Election Day on the regularly scheduled day and day after.

Clerk Mace notified commissioners of IAC meetings on April 16-17 in Pocatello.

Commissioner Forbush made a motion to sell Scott Mace the old Senior Citizens Van for the St. Anthony Boxing Club for $50.00. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. 

Clerk Mace asked commissioners to sign one Sewer LID release. Commissioner Baker made a motion to sign one Sewer LID release.  Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Clerk Mace asked commissioners to sign a JAIB grant application request for the use of a Fremont Juvenile tracker. 

Clerk Mace received a letter from Attorney Penny J. Stanford on the appraisal of her building. Ms. Stanford asked that the commission pay for the appraisal based on the lowest bid received. Commissioners agreed with Ms. Stanford to hire Jeff Kelley to do the appraisal.

Clerk Mace will have Attorney Trent Grant review CES contract. This contract deals with the ground water monitoring sites at the landfill. On the approval of this contract commissioner Baker made a motion to accept the contract. 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.     

Weldon Reynolds Road and Bridge Supervisor discussed a request from Fremont County resident Bobby Moon for road improvements in the Egin area.

Commissioners have asked Clerk Mace to write a letter to Justin Nelson stating that they will repair potholes on County roads as soon as the weather permits.

Clen Atchley offered the County approximately 1-½ acres for the purchase price of $3,000.00 and  Fremont County  would pay for 75% of the fence replacement, for road improvements on 500 north.

Jay and Kent Lords came before the commissioners to discuss an easement for the Bertha Lords Property in the Ashton area, for a pipeline through a culvert on the county road.  Commissioners Baker made a motion to give the Lords Family a temporary easement through the culvert, until such time as the County makes further road improvements, At which time the Lords Family will install their own culvert.  Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Jeremy Dixon came before the commissioners in reference to parking concerns. Commissioners asked Road and Bridge Supervisor to put up no public parking signs in the employee parking lot.

Karen Lords from Planning and Zoning and Mike Vickers from Stonegate came before the commissioners to discuss sewer hookup fees for their developments. The commissioners reviewed past developmental agreements and sewer ordinances and assess.               

Stonegate 1 a balance due $28,380.00 

Stonegate 2 for an 8” sewer connection fee of  $15,000

 Stonegate 3 for an 8” sewer connection fee of $15,000

Commissioner Baker made a motion that Mr. Vickers of Stonegate Developers pay the $58,380.00. Commissioner Forbush did not second the motion.  Commissioner Glenn Davis voted to have Stonegate pay the $ 58,380.00.

Commissioners established that Treasurer Patricia McCoy would do the billing with the help of Planning and Building who will give the Treasurer the proper amounts owed.

Karen Lords was contacted by Fish & Game to apply for a grant to help with updating of Planning and Zoning corridor maps. Karen Lords has asked commissioners for a letter of recommendation to proceed with this project.

Karen Lords discussed with the commissioners the permit of Mr. Ashcrafts property to be used as a gravel mine.

Social Service 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 Davis declared the meeting open.  Commissioners signed on Lien, and two Fact, Findings, and Conclusions of Law and two Order of Reimbursement. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to approve case #M2002-13. Approve case #M2002-12. Approve case #M2001-51. Approve case #M2001-39. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. 

Joann Klein and Ryan Trujillo came before the commissioners to give commissioners a short presentation on the potential skate park in St. Anthony.  The estimated cost of this project is $ 97,590.00. This project will be under the direction of the City. Joann Klein asked the commissioners for in kind  use the County dump trucks for the transporting of the gravel to the parks, which the commissioners agreed to.  

Dave Rydalch came before the commissioners to review the State Highway department contract to spay the side of the State highways.  Commissioner Forbush made a motion to accept the agreement for noxious weed control.  Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. 

Dave Rydalch gave the commissioners a brief overview on the public County surplus sale. This sale will be done on the 19th and 20th of April by sealed bids. The bids will be opened at the April 22nd commissioners meeting.    

Tamra Cikaitoga Parks and Recreation Director reported to the commissioners on doing repairs at the Frome Park boat ramp. They will also be putting in riprap to help with erosion.

Tamra Cikaitoga also asked for permission to submit a grant to have rest rooms out at lower Ora Bridge. Commissioners gave the approval to go ahead with the project.

Tamara Cikaitoga asked the commissioners to consider a phone for the Parks and Recreation Director. 

Tamara Cikaitoga has been looking for additional parking at Warm River. She is working with the Stone family on an agreement.

Tamara Cikaitoga asked commissioners about extending the Golf Course manager contract for three years.

Groomers will finish grooming after the 27th day of March, after which there will be five weeks of putting away and maintaining the equipment.

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.

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 25, 2002.

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