County Commission Meeting Minutes
May 20, 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, Clerk Abbie Mace and Deputy Clerk Suzanne L. Bagley was present to take minutes.    

Treasurer Patricia McCoy asked if the internet policy had been accepted.  The commissioners will have Lisa Turner review this at a later date, and give commissioners her recommendation.

Assessor Ivel Burrell stated that tax assessments would be printed out this week.

Sheriff Stegelmeier and the commissioners will meet on Wednesday the May 22, 2002 at 5:00 p.m. to meet with Bill Beck on the repair of the garage on the north side of the courthouse and the 5-County Detention Center. 

Clerk Abbie Mace presented one liquor license to be approved by the commissioners.

  1. Henry’s Fork Lodge Island Park

Commissioner Forbush made a motion to approve the license. Commissioners Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Baker made a motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Forbush made a motion to approve Resolution No. 2002-12 to put 20% into the enhanced Health & Safety of U.S. National Forests located in Fremont County, and approve Resolution No. 2002-12 to put 40% of the revenue into Title II and 60% into Title III. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Board of Equalization

Missed Rolls May 20, 2002

Commissioner Glenn Davis opened the Board of Equalization

Assessor Ivel Burrell called the State and was informed that the Railroad companies are exempt.

East Idaho Federal Credit Union should be taxed.

Masonic Temple has been sold and it will be taxed.

Utah Power and Light will be taxed.

Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept the following properties as requested by Assessor Ivel Burrell. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Assessor Ivel Burrell has denied Holly Goebel circuit breaker exemption due to the fact that the property is not in her name. Commissioner Baker made a motion to deny Holly Goebel circuit breaker. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

 Commissioner Glenn Davis declared the hearing closed, and opened the regular commissioners meeting.  

Road and Bridge Supervisor Weldon Reynolds gave the commissioners a letter from Forsgren and Associates on the Salem Road Project.

Road and Bridge Supervisor gave the commissioners a brief report on work plans for the Road and Bridge crew.

Commissioners discussed the purchase of a new road grader. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to purchase a 140 Caterpillar grader. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Richard Garner and Kendall Adams came before the commissioners to talk about the gravel pit in Salem. Mr. Ball was issued a permit within his subdivision, and neighbors have come to address their concerns. Mr. Richard Garner gave the commissioners a copy of some of the things the neighbors would like to see done in light of the recent on-going development with the Chad J. Ball and or Sharee D. Ball property, Fort Henry Sub-Division. 

  1. Child Safety
  2. Noise Pollution
  3. Attractive nuisance
  4. Existing property values have gone down
  5. No public meetings or notification prior to lot splits and gravel mine being approved.
  6. Disturbing wetlands on property and adjacent wetlands.
  7. Commercial mine on sub-division
  8. Removal and processing of material from adjacent property.  

Mr. Rick Henry commented to the commissioners that he would like to know why a permit was issued, when the property was not checked on. Commissioner Davis stated that they are aware of the problem, and they are doing what they can to correct the problem.

Karen Lords and Rick Byrem came before the commissioners to ask that commissioners approve the Final Platt for Buffalo River Estates Division # 4.  Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept the Final Platt for Buffalo River Estates Division # 4. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.  

Tamra Cikaitoga Parks and Recreation Director and Keith Hobbs with Harriman State Park came before the commissioners to talk about the Harriman State Park master plan.  This plan is for the next 20 years.   

Tamara Cikaitoga presented commissioners the lease agreement for the billboard sign now under the ownership of Mr. Lynn Hossner.  This lease agreement would be in affect as of June 1, 2002 for a two-year period for the Golf Course sign to be used to advertise the Fremont County Golf Course. Commissioner Davis suggested that County Attorney Trent Grant review this further.  Commissioner Baker made a motion that upon the acceptance of this contract, the lease would be signed. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.  

Tamara Cikaitoga received four bids for the prefabricated comfort stations at Frome Park.  Universal Building Contractors of Blackfoot received the bid in the amount of $16,900.00.

Debbie Adams Social Services Director asked to meet with commissioners in 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.  Commissioner Davis declared the meeting open. Commissioner Baker made a motion to approve case #M2002-20. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. 

Adrienne Keller, Kay Oplin, and Bill Davis with the Targhee-Caribou Forest Service came to discuss the special use permits that the Fire, Road and Bridge, Ambulance and Road and Bridge use in Island Park.  Adrienne Keller gave the commissioners a list of things that the Forest Service would like to see in the way of improvements before the permits can be issued. 

  1. Proposed snowmobile trail groomers maintenance building. An application needs to be submitted, and include a description of the proposed use as well as a set of architectural drawings of the proposed building
  2. The proposed building would include a bathroom and shower.  There would need to be an existing septic tank and drain field to see if it would handle the additional use.  The other issues that may come up would be with the water.  There is some question about whether the water is safe to drink
  3. The fuel tank location and gravel apron need to be reviewed. 

Adrienne Keller addressed the counties need of a new EMS Building stating that the Forest Service current practices are not issuing new conditional use permits.  They suggest that the county look including the EMS Building in the same location as the current Road and Bridge location. 

Road and Bridge Supervisor Weldon Reynolds suggested that Tamara Cikaitoga Parks and Recreation Director, Adrienne Keller with the Forest Service, Mary Lou Davis EMS coordinator, and Robin Singleton with the Library Board meet to look at this further and have all parties there. May 28, 2002 at 10: 00 a.m. will be the time that all parties can meet together and look at this further. 

There being no further business to come before this Board the meeting was recessed until the next regularly scheduled meeting to be held on June 10, 2002.

Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this 20th of May 2002.