County Commission Meeting Minutes
June 11, 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, Clerk Abbie Mace and Deputy Clerk Suzanne Bagley was present to take minutes.
Mr. Larry Henderson and Mr. Ron Cook appeared before the commissioners to thank them for keeping the speed limit at 35 miles per hour on the South River road. Mr. Henderson and Mr. Cook also presented a petition of names from residence in favor of keeping the speed limit as is.
Treasurer Patricia McCoy reported cancellation in the amount of $ 63.51 for the month of May.
Treasurer McCoy asked permission from the commissioners to solicit candles to County Employees to provide scholarship monies for the IAC Charles Nickel Scholarship. These scholarships are provided to children and grandchildren of elected officials and County employees.
Assessor Ivel Burrell reported to the commissioners that tax assessment notices have gone out.
Clerk Mace will make an appointment to have Kip Martindale, and County Attorney Trent Grant meet with the commissioners on June 18, 2001 to discuss the Herd District in Squirrel further.
Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept Wynn’s bid to re-carpet the staircase in the amount of $ 1,291.00. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Clerk Mace will contact Rumsey Construction to bid on the repair of the concrete and the porch located on the east side of the Courthouse. Clerk Mace received two bids for the blinds in the commissioner’s office. Browning’s bid at $ 440.00. High Country Creations bid at $ 398.00. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to accept High Country Creations to install the blinds. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Davis signed one Release of a Local Improvement District Lien.
Clerk Mace and commissioners received a letter from Wilhelm Kolditz Area VI Director Agency on Aging, asking the commissioners to have an individual from Fremont County to serve on the Upper Valley Board of Guardians. This board is composed of two volunteer members from each county. The sole purpose of providing guardianship and conservator ship to court appointed vulnerable adults who are no longer able or capable of making decisions for themselves. Commissioner Davis
consulted with Judge Walker as to who might help fill this position. Judge Walker suggested to the commissioners that David Parks may be able to give the commission some suggestion. Clerk Mace will have Attorney Trent Grant review the contract for the janitorial service that is being done at District Seven Health. 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.
Road Easement-Appearing before the commissioners was Ivan & Becky Nielsen, Steve Hadnagy, and Larry Henderson who are property owners in Island Park. These parties were present to see if they could get an easement into their property that is now owned by Mr. Dave Gietzen. The Commission suggested that these parties use legal counsel to resolve this matter further. Mr. Nielsen asked the commissioners to send the County surveyor to survey the County’s 10-acre piece. Commissioner Davis stated that the County does not have their own surveyor and would have to hire an independent surveyor just like anyone else, therefore this would not be possible.
Willard Price was present before the commissioners to ask them to move the Mack’s Inn sewer wastewater spray field so that an adjacent parcel of property could be developed into a subdivision. This would result in a land trade for some land in Palisades by the U S Forest Service. Commissioner Davis stated that the County would have to apply for a special use permit from the Forest Service first. Commissioner Davis asked Mr. Price to get the legal description for this project, and contact the necessary people to get this underway. Mr. Willard Price contacted the Forest Service while in commissioners meeting to find out a cost to apply for the application. Mr. Willard indicated that there would be no cost to the County. Clerk Abbie Mace will have Attorney Trent Grant review this further and get back to Mr. Price on their findings.
Last Chance Sewer- Present before the commissioners were Dan Lostutter, Harry Barker from Island Park Sewer, Greg Eager, and Willie Tuescher with DEQ.
Mr. Eager and Mr. Tuescher were present to discuss the upgrade in Last Chance water waste water system for a possible Snowfluent system upgrade system. Willie Tuescher would look into seeing that the grant application with DEQ is still available, and then pursue it from there.
Dan Lostutter presented the Mack’s Inn Sewer Report for commissioners to review.
Social Service Director Debbie Adams asked to meet with commissioners in closed session. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to go into closed session. Commissioner
Baker 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 deny case #M2000-213, and approve case #G2001-93. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.
The commissioners signed one order of reimbursement, and three facts findings and conclusions.
Butch Nagle Landfill Supervisor appeared before the commissioners to discuss the purchase of a trash compactor. Clerk Mace read the one bid that was received for the trash compactor from Western States in the amount of $ 102,600.00. Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept the trash compactor. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Landfill Supervisor Butch Nagle will discuss with Weldon Reynolds the lease purchase of a roller through Zion’s Bank. Commissioner Davis signed a lease agreement for the purchase of a roller for the Road and Bridge department, which the Road and Bridge will purchase. Commissioner Baker made a motion to adopt Resolution # 2001-14. Commissioner Forbush will second the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.
Melissa Thompson, Barbara Jewel and James Johnson from DEQ met with commissioners to discuss concerns within the county landfills. Mr. James Johnson talked about the need for ground water monitoring at the landfills, which would require the County to have three test wells at each landfill. Mr. James Johnson asked the commissioner’s to budget for this within a three- year time span for the wells, and the monitoring of the water. Mr. James Johnson asked Commissioners to look at the hiring of a consultant, to properly monitor the sites to protect the ground water. Mr. James Johnson gave a report to the commissioners on the findings of the Island Park and St Anthony landfill. Mr. James Johnson gave his finding and asked that landfill personnel be trained better and that Fremont County residence be informed on what they can take to their landfill. DEQ outlined that there are several laws at the landfill that are being violated, and that some of these practices cease immediately. DEQ will fax over a list of consultants to help in getting the landfills in compliance.
Blair Jones from the Road and Bridge Department appeared before the county commissioners with a map that has been outlined to show commissioners what roads are currently being maintained by the County. Blair Jones and Bonnie Moore from the GIS complied the map to help better serve the Road and Bridge Department. Blair Jones has asked the commissioners to review the map further and see if any roads have been missed.
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 25, 2001.
Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this eleventh day of June 2001.