County Commission Meeting Minutes
March 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, Magistrate Judge Keith Walker and, Clerk Abbie Mace.

Prosecuting Attorney Trent Grant reviewed the fact that the Supreme Court dismissed the lawsuit filed for legislative redistricting.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy reviewed the property that the county will sell in April 2002.Commissioner Dick Baker made a motion to keep land values as they are on the properties that will be sold. Commissioner Bill Forbush seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. 

Treasurer reviewed a letter from the forest service about the penalty and interest on a past due bill for sewer operation and maintenance fees. 

Treasurer Pat McCoy reviewed hook up fees on for the sewer system.

Assessor Ivel Burrell reviewed Tax Bill 488 pertaining to subdivisions keeping land values in category of value prior to development of the subdivision until the property is built upon. The state tax commission is checking with the attorney general to clarify the intent of the bill. 

Ivel and Bonnie Moore attended a GIS mapping meeting at BYU-Idaho, there is a gentleman interested in doing an internship, for three months starting in May, with the GIS office. The cost would be shared with several departments. Commissioner Bill Forbush made a motion to go forward with using interns for county departments. Commissioner Dick Baker seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. 

The State Tax Commission has asked the counties for a shared information agreement. The commissioners do not want to do this at this time. 

Ivel asked that the County Internet Policy be reviewed and changed so that the responsibility of monitoring be the responsibility of the department heads and elected officials.

Magistrate Judge Keith Walker reviewed the fact that our jails are overcrowded and need to look at future expansion, and also more office space at the courthouse.

Sheriff Tom Stegelmeier thanked the commissioners, treasurer, and clerk for helping with drug bust that was conducted last week.

Clerk Abbie Mace presented one Junior College application. Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept this application. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. 

Clerk Mace presented a contract with Cascade Earth Sciences for locating three ground water monitoring wells at the St. Anthony and Island Park landfills. Commissioner Baker made a motion to sign the contract with Cascade Earth Sciences. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. 

Clerk Mace presented a contract with Snow Machines Incorporated to lease evaporator equipment to be used for a pilot study on the Macks Inn Sewer treatment plant. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to sign the contract. 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 minute from the previous meeting. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Kelly Green and Grant Nelson with Wells Fargo Bank appeared before the commissioners to review the counties banking services that the county is currently using. Mr. Nelson let the commissioner know that the electronic banking is available. Wells Fargo would like to set up membership banking for county employees that would give employees free banking charges on their personal accounts that have been screened.

Weldon Reynolds Road and Bridge Supervisor met with the commissioners he is working on the signs for courthouse parking to read Parking Only for Handicapped and County Employees. 

Weldon would like to hire someone to replace a retiring employee by April 22, 2002.Commissioner Dick Baker made a motion to replace the employee. Commissioner Bill Forbush voted against hiring someone.  Commissioner Glenn Davis voted in favor with the motion passing. 

Weldon discussed road conditions with the melting snow. 

Weldon let the commissioners know that the old road grader was are considering getting rid of is worth $20,000.00.The commissioners reviewed replacement costs of a new grader. Commissioner Bill Forbush made a motion to go forward with replacement of the old grader on a lease purchase. Commissioner Dick Baker seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard with all voting in favor. 

Weldon met with Ken Beckman with the Soil Conservation Office and reviewed options of trees with a drip watering system at the County Gravel Pit in St. Anthony, to minimize dust and noise concerns. The cost would be approximately $5000.00 to put this in place. Commissioner Baker made a motion to go forward with this project. Commissioner Bill Forbush seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. 

Weldon reviewed the practice of contractors purchasing gravel from the county Meadowview Gravel Pit in Island Park. Gravel will be paid for on a monthly basis. Weldon asked the commissioners about improvements to the road on 500 North between 2250 to 2300 East. The county will pay Mr. Clen Atchley $3000.00 for 1.43 acres and 75% of the replacement of fencing.  

Karen Lords Planning and Building Administrator met with the commissioner to bring them up to date on having the county Planning and Zoning Comprehensive Plan reviewed by Nancy Taylor of J-U-B Engineering of Boise at a cost of approximately $2000.00 Commissioner Baker made a motion to approve this review. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. 

Karen has applied for a class to be certified for international and local zoning codes to be done online, at a cost of $40.00.The commissioners agreed to this.

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. Commissioner Baker made a motion to approve case #M2002-9.Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Executive Session Commissioner Baker asked 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. Commissioner Davis declared the meeting open.

Shirley Reimann and Karla Calonge met with the commissioners about concerns with the county Park and Recreation Department. Shirley Reimann is going to close the use of her land to the county for snowmobile trails and requests a change of the county snowmobile maps, due to personnel changes of the Snowmobile Grooming. Mrs. Reimann requested to reimburse for electricity that has been used by the county for the Groomers, she did not request an exact amount, just a reasonable amount. Park and Recreation Director informed Mrs. Reimann that after she posts the property with no trespassing signs, she will be responsible for insurance liability on her property.

Mary Lou Davis EMS Director met with the commissioners about EMS program and there are concerns with daytime volunteers. 

Margo Thompson and Tonya Dodge with WIA met with the commissioner they would like to be able to place youth from the 14 to 21 years of age, working for the county, they would be an employee of the State. The county would be responsible for supervision.

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. Commissioner Davis declared the meeting open.

There being no further business to come before this Board the meeting was recessed until the next regularly scheduled meeting to held on April 8, 2002.

Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this twenty-fifth day of March 2002.