County Commission Meeting Minutes
March 26, 2001

Present for the meeting were Commissioners Glenn Davis, Richard Baker, and Bill Forbush. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to accept Commissioners Minutes and the Bills from the previous meeting. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. 

Elected Officials: Meeting with the commissioners on the regularly scheduled monthly meeting were the elected officials, Assessor Ivel Burrell, Deputy Treasurer J’lene Cherry, Prosecuting Attorney Trent Grant, Sheriff Thomas Stegelmeier, Clerk Abbie Mace and Deputy Clerk Suzanne Bagley was present to take minutes.

Prosecuting Attorney Trent Grant will have a finalized copy of the personnel manual to the commissioners by next week.

Dale P. Thompson submitted a petition for a quiet title to Prosecuting Attorney Trent Grant to submit and review by commissioners on a piece of land located in the Lambert Addition.

Clerk Abbie Mace received a letter from the City of Island Park stating that a parcel of land has been annexed, without any notification to the County.

Trial Court Administrator Burton Butler faxed a proposal for a joint Court Interpreter.

Landfill Supervisor Butch Nagle submitted a proposal for a compactor at the landfill. Commissioners will discuss this further.

Commissioner Davis will represent the commissioners at the meeting on the Twin Groves Canal.

Clerk Mace advised the commissioners on an Advisory Board Manual received at meetings in Boise. Clerk Mace will set up training and manuals for each department.

Clerk Mace asked commissioners to sign the release for the LID liens.

Clerk Mace received a bid from High Country Glass for $ 1,649.73 on the commissioners window. Commissioners reviewed bids from the following individuals for the remodel on the commissioner’s room. The Bids were as follows:

    C & I Construction $ 12,237.45

    Thompson Construction $ 12,160.00

     H & H Builders $ 8,500.00

    Layle Cherry $ 7945.00

Commissioner Forbush made a motion to hire H & H Construction for the commissioner’s remodel. Commissioner Baker did not second the motion, but made a motion to hire Layle Cherry. Chairman Glenn Davis made the final decision to hire H & H Construction.

Commissioners reviewed the Handy Man applications. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to hire Layle Cherry. Commissioner Baker did not second the motion, but made a motion to hire Daris Richards. Chairman Glenn Davis made the finial decision to hire Daris Richards.

Ernest Jensen will be here on April 19, 2001 to discuss the disbursement of PERSI money.

Sheriff Thomas Stegelmeier received a couple of bids on the shower, and would like to award the bid to the Work Camp. Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept the Work Camp to replace the showers in the jail. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Sheriff Stegelmeier asked for permission to install a lock and some electricity at the Stud Mill.

Assessor Ivel Burrell reported on the completion of winter training for the Assessors Office. Employees Diane Abegglen, Kathy Thompson and Felicia Pierotti completed Course 1 Mapping. Bonnie Moore completed Advanced Arc View and Assessor Ivel Burrell completed a workshop on Depreciation Analysis, Machinery and Equipment Advanced Concepts, and Appraising Waterfront Property.

Deputy Treasurer Cherry asked about tile being replaced on the two upper levels.

Planning and Zoning: Administrator Karen Lords, Attorney Penny Stanford, and Surveyor Rick Byrem were present before the commissioners with a Development Agreement to be signed by the commissioners that was received from Dr. Bowden regarding Eagle’s Nest Ranch, LLC.

Public Auction: Treasurer Patricia McCoy suggested to the commissioners that biding on the Waresmith Property be started at $14,373.93. Clerk Mace conducted the auction. The Waresmith Property was sold at public auction to Mr. Paul Potter for $ 5,000.00 payable to the Treasures Office.

Weed Supervisor: Dave Rydalch submitted a Noxious Weed Control Agreement to the commissioners for approval. Commissioners have asked Mr. Dave Rydalch to put together a surplus sale for this spring.

Social Services: Director Debbie Adams reviewed with commissioners indigent death proposals submitted by Flamm and Bidwell Funeral Homes. Commissioner Baker made a motion to go into executive session. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Presented before the commissioners for signatures were one release of a lien, one Catastrophic Health Care Assignment, and two orders of reimbursement. Commissioners reviewed indigent Case # G2001-74, Case # M2001-25, Case # M2001-11, Case # M2001-26.Commissioner Davis opened the closed session. Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept Case #G2001-74, Case # M2001-25, Case # M2001-11, and Deny Case # G2001-26.Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Planning and Zoning: Administrator Karen Lords and Building Inspector Charles Allen presented a proposed new table of Zoning Fees. A public hearing will be held before any decisions will be made. Commissioner Davis will entertain a motion to either accept or reject these. Commissioner Baker made a motion to have these fees reviewed. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Planning and Zoning Administrator Karen Lords notified the commissioners of Mr. Bill Butterfield resignation as a Planning and Zoning member. Director Karen Lords will present names at a later commissioners meeting.

Civil Defense: Director Bill Wuthrick presented to the commissioners an emergency evacuation plan that has been adopted from Clark County and would like to see Fremont County also adopt a similar plan. Mr. Bill Wuthrick will be conducting emergency evacuation classes to each of the departments within the county during the months of March and April.

Personnel Matters: Commissioner Baker made a motion to go into closed session. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Personnel issues were discussed.

Emergency Medical Services: Director Mary Lou Davis asked the commissioners about land in Island Park for the ambulance. Director Mary Lou Davis would like to have permission to trade the old ambulance for E.M.T. training. Permission was granted. The Island Park E.M.T. class will be ready to test in April.

Public Hearing: The Fremont County Commissioners met Monday, March 26, 2001, 3:30 p.m., Fremont County Courthouse, 151 West First North, St. Anthony, Idaho, for the purpose of hearing public comments regarding a proposed fee increase at the Fremont County Golf Course. Commissioner Davis declared this an open meeting to the public.

Parks and Recreation Director Tamra Cikaitoga and Golf Course Manager Frank Mackert were on hand to answer any questions from the public. Commissioner Baker made a motion to adopt the rate increases for the Golf Course. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Ivel Burrell & Brett Hill:  Commissioner Forbush made a motion to go into closed session to discuss personnel Commissioner Baker seconded. A 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 April 9, 2001.

Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this 26th day of March, 2001.