County Commission Meeting Minutes
April 22, 2002

Present for the meeting were Commissioners Glenn Davis and Bill Forbush. Commissioner Richard Baker was not in attendance

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, Judge Keith Walker, and Clerk Abbie Mace.

Prosecuting Attorney Trent Grant presented a copy of the proposed internet policy. Data Processing Supervisor Lisa Turner has some concerns with the policy, she will talk to Trent to make changes.

Assessor Ivel Burrell suggested that the parking lot at Egin Lakes needs a stop sign on 500 North. Ivel is going to Boise to go over the rules of the impact of HB488 on subdivisions.

Sheriff Tom Stegelmeier has concerns with the backup generator. The need to have something constructed before the commissioners take down the garage on the north side of the courthouse.

Judge Keith Walker updated the commissioners on the bid for proposal for the new 5-County Detention Center. It was also discussed what possibilities there are for the existing 5-County Detention Center as a possible women’s jail or a work release facility. The sheriff and judge will put a meeting together for the sheriff’s and judges.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy informed the commissioners Lisa Turner would like to improve the Web Page for the county. This will be discussed in the Technology Committee Meeting. Pat sent the Forest Service a reminder of late charges on the sewer system. She requested that if payment is not received by May 31, 2002 that the Forest Service would be disconnected.

Clerk Abbie Mace presented information on the county liability insurance.

Commissioner Forbush made a motion to approve the Liquor License for Frank Mackert at the Golf Course. Commissioner Davis seconded the motion. Motion carries.

Commissioner Forbush made a motion to approve one Junior College application. Commissioner Davis seconded the motion. Motion carries.

Commissioner Forbush made a motion to approve the minutes from the previous commissioners meeting. Commissioner Davis seconded the motion. Motion carries.

Commissioner Forbush made a motion to adopt Resolution 2002-10, which states the commission would support having pray in the public schools. Commissioner Davis seconded the motion. Motion carries.

Sewer System Supervisors Dan Lostutter and Harry Barker appeared before the commissioners to discuss the candidates for the job opening in Island Park. They would like to hire John Nelson. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to offer the job to Mr. John Nelson. Commissioner Davis seconded the motion. Motion carries. 

Harry has some concerns with distinguishing what is new development on existing property. Would that come under the same formula as a new development. The new ordinance that they are working on now needs to be clarified, before adoption.

Kent Therp of Cedar Lake Estates appeared before the commissioners to inform the commission that the homeowner association would like to improve the road into the subdivision. The association would like to have the county accept and maintain the improved road. Road and Bridge Supervisor Weldon Reynolds recommended that the county would set minimum standards. He voiced concerns with accepting roads within a subdivision. The commissioners asked Mr. Therp to meet with Weldon Reynolds and survey what would be needed. Mr. Therp will meet with the commissioners next meeting.

Weldon Reynolds Road & Bridge Supervisor gave the commissioners a road report. Most of the roads will be opened up by the end of the week for summer traffic. They will start working on the road on 500 north. Commissioner Forbush informed Weldon that the road on 700 North needs some fill and repairs. Weldon has received the state map to increase the county roads to approximately 700 miles. Weldon informed commissioners he and the Landfill Supervisor Butch Nagle will be interviewing 6 people for the job opening in the Road & Bridge and the joint position for the Road & Bridge and Landfill tomorrow. Weldon updated the commissioners on the Salem Bridge Project. That we are still waiting for the 404 permit.

Social Services Director Debbie Adams asked to meet with commissioners in closed session. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to go into closed session. Commissioner Davis seconded the motion. Motion carries. Commissioner Davis declared the meeting open. Commissioners signed 3 new liens. Commissioner Forbush made a motion of approve case #2002-14.Commissioner Davis seconded the motion. Motion carries.

Tamra Cikaitoga Park & Recreation Supervisor appeared before the commission. She stated that the sign for the golf course south would cost $1,200 to lease the sign would cost $4,200 to Lynn Hossner per year, with a minimum 2 year lease. Tamra suggested possible sharing the sign with all Park & Recreation. Kitchen renovations are almost completed at the golf course. Tamra looked into the Land and Water Conservation Fund for grants in the future for Parks & Recreation. It looks like it can only be used for land acquisition.

Mary Lou Davis EMS Administrator met with the commissioners to report that the sand rail needs some work on it, it needs some structural work on it. EMS is working with the sheriff on emergency response sirens from dispatch. They need to be improved.

Bid Openings Commissioners opened the sealed bids and awarded them to the highest bidders. 

There being no further business to come before this Board the meeting was recessed until the next regularly scheduled meeting to be held on May 13, 2002.

Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this twenty-second day of April 2002.