County Commission Meeting Minutes
May 13, 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, Sheriff Thomas Stegelmeier, Clerk Abbie Mace and Deputy Clerk Suzanne L. Bagley was present to take minutes.    

Sheriff Stegelmeier gave commissioners a report on the jail-overcrowding problem that exists within the jail.

Sheriff Stegelmeier will consult County Attorney Trent Grant on a resolution to require flags on four wheelers at the sand dunes for safety purposes. 

Treasurer Patricia McCoy reported tax cancellations in the amount of $ 939.53 for the month of April.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy informed commissioners that the North Fremont High School will be assessed landfill fees for the 2002 tax year.

Treasurer Patricia Mc Coy asked that Commissioner Davis contact Jerry Reese with the Forest Service for Sewer past due fees to the County before they become subject to a shut off.    

Treasurer Patricia McCoy gave Commissioners a quarterly report in the amount $7,424.951.44.  Commissioner Baker made a motion to approve the joint quarterly report.

Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.  

Treasurer Patricia McCoy made the commissioners aware that she would not release any monies from the landfill reassurance fund until a letter is received from the DEQ stating that the necessary measures are properly in place.  

Treasurer Patricia McCoy commented to commissioners on Mr. Ebby in Island Park who was granted exemption on his hookup fees in Island Park. Mr. Ebby will not be required to pay the $ 3,500.00 sewer hook up fees in Island Park. Treasurer McCoy had each of the commissioner’s sign a letter stating on this decision.          

Assessor Ivel Burrell gave commissioners a list of people within the county who will be required by the state to reimburse the county for homeowner’s exemption that they have been receiving that should not. 

Judge Walker asked commissioners to consider work detail program for next year’s budget year, to help offset some of the costs and overcrowding in the jail.  

Clerk Abbie Mace addressed to the commissioners a need for security training for all employees.  Officer Rick Henry will contact all offices to schedule a time when he can give training to all offices.

Clerk Mace presented a letter from Parks and Recreation Director Tamra Cikaitoga for the commissioner’s signature. Commissioner Baker made a motion to dissolve the Park and Recreation Board and retain the four advisory boards. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. 

Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept drought Resolution # 11 declaring the county in a drought state.  Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Clerk Abbie Mace will check further on the drilling of the test wells at the landfill. Commissioner Forbush made a motion that if they get permission to use the landfill assurance fund , they will go ahead and start the  well drilling at the landfills. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. 

Clerk Mace received a letter from Penny Stanford regarding the Fairgrounds Transfer.  Commissioners Baker made a motion to accept the agreement transferring ownership from the City of St. Anthony to the County. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Economic Development Specialist Peter Gladstone came before the commissioners and offered to help the fair board obtain grants for improvements at the fairgrounds.

Commissioners Baker made a motion to waive the building permit fees for the new High School to be built in Ashton.  Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. 

Commissioner Baker made a motion to sign a LID Release. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept the following liquor license application:

1. Desert Oasis Resort

2. Three Rivers Ranch       

Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Clerk Mace will ask Lisa Turner to review the internet policy received from the County Attorneys Office and make any recommendations to the commissioners.  

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. 

Gary Bidwell came before the commissioners to discuss the land cleanup and a bus turn around. Mr. Bidwell stated that Mr. Dave Murdock would not be attending, and apologized to commissioners for not canceling the appointment.

Planning and Building Administrator Karen Lords reviews the Fremont County Comprehensive Plan and Development Codes that JUB Engineering has recommended for code changes. Commissioners suggested that we no longer use JUB Engineering, and consult with the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Karen Lords and Developer Mike Vickers appeared before the commissioners to have them approve Final Plat for Deer Crest at Stonegate 4.  Commissioner Forbush made a motion to accept the developmental agreement and Final Plat for Deer Crest at Stonegate 4. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.   

Kyle Babbitt from Henry’s Fork Foundation  and Kim Goodman with Teton Regional Land Trust came before the commissioners to update the commissioners on the St. Anthony Greenway Project.

Social Services Director Debbie Adams asked to meet with commissioners in closed 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.  Commissioner Davis declared the meeting open. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to Deny case # M2002-72 Deny. Approve case # M2002-19. Approve case # M 2002-14. Commissioner also signed one release of a lien. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Lorraine Sutton and Bonnie Stoddard came before the commissioners to request financial help on the Scenic Byway. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to donate $ 500.00 for the Scenic Byway project. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion.

A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Bonnie Stoddard will give her request in writing.

Kent and Nicki Therp came before the commissioners. Mr. Therp has asked that the County Commissioners maintain the road, and the homeowners from Cedar Lake Estates pay for the road improvements.  Commissioner Forbush made a motion to the conditional approval of accepting the road based on minimum standard with specifications to be mutually determined. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Jerry Woods and Deon Staker with District Seven Health came before the commissioners to give a quarterly report. Jerry Woods stated that there would be federal dollars available for the Anti Terrorist Act, that would fund and train people in the event of an emergency here in Fremont County. 

Lowell Young is interested in selling some land to the commissioners for the use of a gravel pit. Mr. Young states a price of $ 3,800.00 per acres and there is 5 ½ acres. The commissioners will discuss this further and get back to Mr. Young at another time.

Weldon Reynolds received a bid from Shirley roofing to repair the roof. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to replace the roof at the St. Anthony Road and Bridge shop in the amount $ 11,540.00. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. 

Board of Equalization

Missed Rolls May 13, 2002

 Commissioner Glenn Davis opened the Board of Equalization

 Assessor Ivel Burrell read the names of the land owners that would qualify for exempt status.

 Assessor Ivel Burrell would follow up on the land owners under the name of:

1.      East Idaho Federal Credit Union

2.      2 Railroad properties

3.      Utah Power and Light in Ashton

Commissioners accepted all of the properties except for the names listed above which will be reviewed on May 20, 2002 at 8:30 a.m.

Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept the exempt rolls as they were presented to them. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Glenn Davis declared the meeting closed.

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 20, 2002.

Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this thirteenth day of May 2002.