County Commission Meeting Minutes
June 10, 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.

Prosecuting Attorney Trent Grant the commissioners asked Trent Grant to attend the next City Council meeting, and request of them to reconsider their decision to remove the materials that have been stock piled at the gravel pit located south of the Lincoln Elementary School. Several elected officials expressed concerns about the use of the gravel pit, and are hoping that there may be another alternative.

Attorney Trent Grant spoke with Mr. Chad Ball concerning the gravel pit in Salem owned by Mr. Chad Ball, his gravel permit has been revoked, and has ten days as of Friday June 7, 2002 to appeal before the Planning and Zoning Board.

Sheriff Thomas Stegelmeier reported to the commissioners on the jail-overcrowding problem that exists, and asked commissioners for any suggestions.

Sheriff Thomas Stegelmeier asked commissioners to comment on any plans for the backup generator to be located on the side of the Sheriffs office. Commissioners gave Sheriff Stegelmeier the go ahead to contact Steve Schmechel at the Work Camp to see if they would be able to build the building to house the generator. If the work camp does not have the ability to build this, then they gave the sheriff the ability to get three bids for the construction of this building. The Sheriff’s office will need to move the generator to the south side of the Sheriffs office due to the snow damage suffered to the existing building.

Assessor Ivel Burrell stated to commissioners that those individuals who claimed that they should have homeowner’s exemption, and are not residents of the County, would be required to payback the County.

Assessor Ivel Burrell stated that assessment notices have gone out, and if anyone has questions on the value of their property, have them call the Assessors Office.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy stated cancellations in the amount of $119.51 for the month of May.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy asked commissioners what options are available since Stonegate Developer Mr. Vickers has not paid his sewer hookup fees to Mack’s Inn sewer. No decision was made at this time.

Clerk Abbie Mace presented to the commissioners a Resolution declaring the intention of the Fremont County Commissioners to create local improvement district for the Last Chance Sewer. Commissioner Dick Baker made a motion to accept Resolution No. 2002-14. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. A public hearing will be held June 27, 2002 at the Island Park City building at 7:00 p.m.

Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept the minutes from the previous meeting. 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 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:

Mushers Eatery Shotgun Bar & Grill

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

Mike Dolezal with Fremont Telcom will be receiving a letter from the commissioners regarding the building located on the site of the new 5 County Detention Center. Fremont County Commissioners will request $1,000.00 in installation fees in exchange for receiving the building.

Bonnie Moore with GIS and Karen Lords with Planning and Zoning came before the commissioners to ask for a GIS copier, scanner, and printer. And in the Clerks Office a reader printer for the purpose of reading the older documents that are on micro film. Commissioners agreed that each department should budget for it for the next budget year.

Bonnie Moore commented on the need for more aerial photos within the GIS Department. Bonnie Moore suggested to the commissioners that other businesses and organizations should be contacted to see if they would be interested in cost sharing on some of these costs. Commissioners asked Bonnie to make these contacts.

Dave Hubbard and Ike Ikard came before the commissioners to ask if 4700 E. 900 N. east of Ashton is a County road, or what the status is on this road. Mr. Ikard would like to see the road surveyed so he can put up a fence for cattle and receive agricultural exemption status. Mr. Hubbard would like to have the property surveyed, and would like to have the commissioners help with some of the cost of the surveying. Commissioner Davis will contact Paul Heiner to represent the County as it is being surveyed. Mr. Ikard will contact Forsgren to get an estimate on the approximate cost.

Mr. Dave Hubbard stated to the commissioners that he was not happy with his property assessment. He was directed by the commissioners to make an appointment for the Board of Equalization.

Bill Wuthrick, Vern Preston with the National Weather Service, and Mike Clements with Disaster Services came before the commissioners to give a brief presentation on making our community storm ready. Bill Wuthrick will work with Vern Preston to make the County storm ready . Commissioner Forbush made a motion to have Mr. Bill Wuthrick get the County Storm Ready Status. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

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.

Commissioners signed two releases of a lien and two liens. Commissioners signed four orders of Reimbursements, and four Facts, Finding, and Conclusions of Law.

Commissioner Baker made a motion to deny case #M2002-16. Approve case # M2002-17. Deny case # M2002-18. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Karen Lords and Members of the Planning and Zoning Commission came before the commissioners to state their concerns regarding the comprehensive code changes within the County. The board read a letter with all their requests to the commissioners. A few of these requests are to have Mr. Rod Eastvold as a consultant because of his knowledge of the codes and fees, and to plan for any large-scale development projects. Karen Lords would like to have a public hearing on code changes for July 8, 2002.

Richard Zimmerman from Island Park came before the commissioners to ask for a donation for a big fireworks display July 4, 2002 at the Island Park Resort. Commissioner Baker made a motion to donate $100.00 payable to Island Park Resort. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Kip Dana & Kenny Wilder from the Five County Detention Center and Reid Miller of Ormond Builders Inc. came before the commissioners to give a brief explanation on events that are going to take place since Fremont County was awarded the location of the new Five County Detention Center as of May 29, 2002. Ormond Builders Inc. was awarded the bid on the building of the Detention Center. Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept Resolution # 2002-15 that would support the Five County Facility to contract with Ormond to build a new Juvenile Detention Facility on the proposed Fremont County site, and to give commissioner Glenn D. Davis authority to sign a lease agreement and other legal documents after review by County legal council. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Harry Barker and John Nelson from Island Park Sewer came before the commissioners to give the report. Harry asked for permission from the commissioners to retain Schiess and Associates for the purpose of a preliminary report for the installation of a hookup for Trout Hunters a business at Last Chance in Island Park. Patricia McCoy suggested that the developer should pick up the bill. Treasurer McCoy stated the County needs to get a precedence set now on who will pay these engineering fees. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to pay $ 500.00 for personal computer space to John Nelson for the purpose of work on the snow fluent and snow making application at Last Chance. Commissioner Baker 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 June 24, 2002.

Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this tenth day of June 2002.