County Commission Meeting Minutes
March 12, 2001

Present 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, Treasurer Patricia McCoy, Prosecuting Attorney Trent Grant, Sheriff Thomas Stegelmeier, Clerk Abbie Mace and Deputy Clerk Suzanne Bagley was present to take minutes.

Sheriff Thomas Stegelmeier- Discussed the need to replace the showers in the jail. Sheriff Stegelmeier will report back on bids found within the County.

Assessor Ivel Burrell – Commented on a building (the old jail) in Island Park that the County owns and the ground is owned by Island Park Company. The commissioners will contact the Island Park Company about the building.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy- Reported that the Regional Representative from the Forest Service would be receiving a bill. Treasurer Patricia McCoy reported cancellations for February in the amount of$ 1,152.45. Treasurer McCoy gave her finding on the Shelia Waresmith property. The original appraised value was $ 8,832.00, and reappraised at $ 7,550.00 for a total market value of $ 20,910.00. The sale of the Waresmith property will be up for auction on March 26, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. in the foyer of the Courthouse.

Attorney Trent Grant- Reported that Road Supervisor Weldon Reynolds and Trent Grant have been working on the proposed joint power agreement with the City of Island Park on road maintenance.

Attorney Trent Grant and Harry Barker will continue to work on the snow fluent system.

Clerk Abbie Mace- Received a petition to establish a Herd District in Squirrel.

Prosecuting Attorney Trent Grant will follow up to make sure the petition is proper.

Plans were given to the commissioners for remodeling the commissioner’s office. Commissioner agreed to have Clerk Mace get bids for the remodeling.

Two Liquor Licenses were presented to the commissioners for approval by the commissioners. Commissioner Baker motioned to accept both Liquor Licenses. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.                                            

Commissioners were informed that court interpreter James Comstock has given his resignation effective April 15, 2001.

Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept Resolution #2001-08 Craig Wyman Bill. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioners were presented with Resolution# 2001-09. Commissioner Baker motioned to accept Jim Gerber’s work on the County roads. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.  

Commissioners agreed to have the Public Relations Committee help with insurance only.

Clerk Mace asked the commissioners to decide on the Handy Man issue for the courthouse. The Commissioners asked Clerk Mace to draft a job description. Commissioner Baker made a motion to hire a Handy Man on an as needed basis. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard with all commissioners in voting in favor. Commissioners will accept applications till March 26, 2001.

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

Nature Conservancy: Present before the commissioners were Alan May, Michael Whitfield, and Charlie Sperry all representing the Nature Conservancy. Alan May reported to the commissioners that the Olmstead Property should close August 1, 2001.

This property would become ownership of the Department of Fish and Game.

Extension Agent- Janice Stimpson reported to the commissioners that money was needed to pay the $600.00 repair bill on the 96 Chevrolet pick-up. The commissioners agreed to have Janice Stimpson pay the bill and look into a new vehicle.

Social Services: Director Debbie Adams appeared before the commissioners in closed session to review claims. Commissioner Forbush motioned to go into closed session to review claims. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Davis declared open session. Commissioners signed one assignment and one FEMA application for reconsideration. Commissioner Baker motioned to approve Claim # M2001-14 and deny Claim

# M2001-23. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Sewer Board: Harry Barker appeared before the commissioners to discuss the Island Park Sewer System Advisory Board Report. Commissioners will discuss the snow fluent patent issue further and report back to Harry Barker on their decision.

Kent Fisher: Appeared before the commissioners regarding his personal property taxes. Deputy Assessor Brett Hill asked the commissioners to reconsider the amount due to error. Commissioner Baker made a motion to have Deputy Assessor Bret Hill do what is necessary to rectify this. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.  

District Seven Health Department: Bruce Arnell District Director and Deon Staker Public Health Nurse were present to give the commissioners the District Seven Annual Report for the year 2000. Deon Staker reported on services that are available through District Seven. Child Immunizations and Pre-School registrations are just some of the services offered. Women’s services are also available once a month from a Nurses Practitioner.    

Road and Bridge: Supervisor Weldon Reynolds addressed the need for safety issues. Hard hats are one issue that will need to be enforced. The commissioners agreed to back Supervisor Weldon Reynolds on his decision. Commissioner Baker motioned to accept Supervisor Reynolds decision. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

The Commissioners reviewed and signed the Asphalt Contract for this year. Supervisor Weldon Reynolds reported on two international gliders for $26,000.00 apiece and $63,000.00 for the purchase of a Mack truck, that Road and Bridge would like to purchase. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to buy the one glider kit and one Mack Truck. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was taken with all commissioners voting in favor. Supervisor Weldon Reynolds addressed the need for a new mower tractor. Commissioners will discuss this and return a decision at a later date. Commissioner Baker made a motion to buy the small standard flatbed. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was taken with all commissioners voting in favor. Supervisor Weldon Reynolds would like to purchase a larger roller to enable them to do a better job of compacting reconstructed roads. Supervisor Weldon Reynolds will get some figures to the commissioners before a decision is made. Supervisor Weldon Reynolds addressed the concern of employee compensation time accrued by the Road and Bridge.

Weed Supervisor: Dave Rydalch gave a report to the commissioners on prices of chemicals for the year. Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept the purchase of two Weeds of the West Books and a GPS Instrument. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was taken with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioners noted that the Ashton Fire Department may be interested in buying his old vehicle, and Dave Rydalch will get a estimate on what it may be worth. Dave Rydalch asked the commissioners to consider having full time benefits, now that he has been working full time hours. Commissioner Baker made a motion to have Dave Rydalch as a full time employee. 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 26, 2001.

  Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this Twelfth day of March 2001.