County Commission Meeting Minutes
April 23, 2001

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.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy presented the second quarter Treasurer-Clerk Report

Assessor Ivel Burrell reported to the commissioners that the carpet had been installed downstairs. 

Attorney Trent Grant asked if the City of Island Park had given the County any Road and Bridge money, and none had been received.

Clerk Abbie Mace will register all three commissioners for Commissioners and Clerks conference on June 12, 13, and 14th of June in Pocatello.

The Herd District request is still under review.

Commissioners reviewed the South River Road speed limit and no changes will be made.

Three bids were returned to Clerk Mace for the replacement on the landings. Layle Cherry Construction bid at $ 2,260.00, Wynn Furniture $ 2,966.00, and Thompson Construction $ 2,550.00. Commissioner Baker made a motion to award the bid to Layle Cherry Construction. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.  

Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept one liquor license for approval. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.            

Attorney Trent Grant will review the contract for the District Seven Janitorial services.

Commissioners determined that PSI has not complied with terms that were set in the February 12, 2001 Commissioners Meeting. Commissioner Baker made a motion that PSI is to clean up their loads by May 10, 2001. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. If terms are not complied with, fines or termination of dumping rights will be enforced.

Commissioners reviewed the Island Park Sewer Report.

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.

Road and Bridge Supervisor Weldon Reynolds, Larry Evans, Mike Black, and Roger Greaves appeared before the commissioners to provide an update on the Parker Salem Bridge. Bridge construction was put back to 2003 because of the 404 permit, before anything can proceed.

Brett Mackert with Search and Rescue was present before the commissioners to ask how involved the County would like to be in the building of a new Search and Rescue Building. The commissioners stated that they are very interested in assisting in any way they can. Brett Mackert will meet with commissioners at a later date.

Library District Members Robin Singleton, Karen Daw, Lyn Bowman, and State Public Library representative Frank Nelson appeared on behalf of the Island Park Library met with commissioners to discuss the request that the Friends of Island Park Library made to have commissioners help with the propane bill. A decision was reached to have the Friends of the Island Park Library resubmit the bill to the County Library Board. Commissioner Forbush made the motion. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Social Services Director Debbie Adams met with commissioners in closed session. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to go into closed executive session. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Meeting open Three assignments were presented for signatures, and three releases of liens. Commissioner Baker made a motion to approve Claim # M2001-30, Deny Claim # M2001-24, and Deny Claim # M2001-27. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Glenn Davis declared a public hearing for the purposes of zoning fee increases. Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept Resolution # 2001-10 for the increasing of Planning and Zoning fees. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.  

Planning and Zoning Administrator Karen Lords asked commissioners for permission to build a counter top for extra storage space. Commissioner Baker made a motion to have storage space built in her office. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

FECA individuals Mickie Funke, Greg Siebert with Idaho Department of Commerce, Don Huntsman, Joel Galbraith, Wanda Harshbarger, Don Heinz, Patricia McCoy, Ivel Burrell, and Laurie Augustine appeared before the commissioners to discuss Grants from the Idaho Department of Commerce. This organization is in the process of completing by laws for this committee to form a corporation. The committee is looking to hire a director that has not been possible in the past due to lack of funding, but now may be possible. The Governor has set aside 3.9 million dollars for more economic development. Support and commitment is needed from the commissioners within the next month. FECA committee members would like to meet with the commissioners at their next regularly scheduled meeting to sign a memorandum of understanding. Greg Siebert asked commissioners to consider a two County effort with Clark County. The FECA committee will meet with commissioners on May 14th, 2001 at 3:00 p.m.

Brett Hill appeared before the commissioners to discuss personnel and asked for executive session. Commissioner Baker made a motion to go into executive session. 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 May 14, 2001.

Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this twenty-third day of April 2001.