County Commission Meeting Minutes
June 24, 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 Thomas Stegelmeier reported on the housing of off-site inmates that the County is paying for each month, and the cost, and overcrowding problems. Commissioner Glen Davis asked for a motion to contact Reid Miller to come and give the County suggestions for the building and design of a new jail. Commissioner Baker made a motion to contact Reid Miller in a Special Commissioners Work Meeting to see what the commissioner’s options are for the building and design of a new jail. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Sheriff Stegelmeier reported that the work camp was unable to furnish a mason to help to in the building of the shed around the generator. Sheriff Stegelmeier will get bids for this.

Assessor Ivel Burrell reminded commissioners that Board of Equalization would be held on June 26, 2002 and June 27, 2002.

Treasurer Patricia Mc Coy reported to commissioners that a landfill fee was assessed in error to Patsy Ann Liebert in the amount of $ 240.00. Commissioner Baker made a motion to refund the amount of $ 240.00 from the Landfill budget to Ms. Liebert.

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

Dennis Joslin will be calling the commissioners to seek relief for back taxes that are due on the Silver Horseshoe.

Bonnie Moore has requested a key for her intern. Commissioners have denied the request.

Commissioner Dick Baker presented a letter from Gary Greene requesting tax relief on his property. Commissioner Glenn Davis gave Mr. Green the requested tax relief. Treasurer Patricia McCoy cautioned commissioners to discuss these decisions in open meeting.

Clerk Abbie Mace commented to the commissioners on the need to have Wynn’s finish the job on floor located on the main floor of the Courthouse. Commissioner Baker will speak with Mr. Wynn regarding the fixing of the floor, and what needs to be done in order to get this in compliance with County building codes.

Lisa Turner Data Processing Supervisor reviewed the Employee Internet Policy with the County Attorney. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to accept Resolution #2002-16 adopting a new personnel policy outlining the Internet user security and computer use policy, with said new policy superseding all previous Fremont County Personnel Policies and subsequent amendments. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

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 a motion to accept the minutes from the Special Work Meeting June 19, 2002. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Mayor Bill Beck appeared before the commissioners to discuss the Gravel Pit Agreement near Lincoln Elementary between the City of St. Anthony, and the County. Mr. Beck proposed that the City and the County participate 50-50 on the development of a recreation facility. Chairman Glenn Davis asked Mr. Beck to take this agreement back to the City Council, and report back.

The County has the opportunity to use material out of this gravel pit until this agreement has been signed. Commissioner Baker made a motion to adopt this agreement as amended. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Mayor Bill Beck informed commissioners that he has signed the area of impact for the City of St. Anthony. The City Planning and Zoning Board will need to present this information to the County Planning and Zoning Board in a public meeting.

Dell J. Barney came before the commissioners to inquire about the building that is currently located on the 5 -County Detention Center site. Mr. Barney stated to commissioner that he objects to the County trading for services with Fremont Telcom, and feels that this building should go up for public auction. Commissioner Baker made a motion to put this building up for public auction in a sealed bid. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Road and Bridge Supervisor Weldon Reynolds gave commissioners the Road & Bridge report. The Road and Bridge crew will not do much more tearing up of the roads, but will concentrate on oiling and chip sealing throughout the summer.

Weldon Reynolds would like to negotiate with Dan and Trenna Maupin for a new gravel-crushing pit. Weldon stated that they would be willing to negotiate .85 cents per cubic yard.

Aaron Angell contacted commissioner Glenn Davis to state that he may be willing to sell property to the County for $ 3,000.00 per acre. Commissioner will discuss this further.

Butch Nagle Landfill Supervisor came before the commissioners to request that he be able to purchase metal in the amount of $ 964.00 for the repair of the roof at the landfill shed, and the hut also located at the landfill. Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept the bid of $ 964.00 for the repairs on the roof at the Island Park Landfill. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Bill Wuthrick Civil Defense Director appeared before the commissioners to give commissioners an update on adopting Fremont County as a storm ready County. Bill Wuthrick will leave commissioners a binder with information and instruction for them to review.

Commissioner Baker made a motion to have Mr. Wuthrick title change to Emergency Management Director. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Gary Bidwell came before the commissioners to discuss a concern regarding land classification. Mr. Bidwell felt that he has been misinformed by the Assessors Office regarding land classifications and wanted the commissioners to be aware of such problems.

Karen Lords from Planning and Zoning came before the commissioners to discuss Ag Corridor Study, which is being sponsored by the Henry’s Fork Agricultural Corridor Wildlife Habitat Conservation Case Study. This group asked the County to take the lead on putting on forums around the County. The Fremont County Planning and Zoning Commission asked that this group not push the County into something that they are not ready to do. The Planning and Zoning Commission feels that they should sponsor this forum not the County. Commissioners agreed.

Keith Richey also came before the commissioners to address fire code issues within the County. Planning and Zoning Administrator Karen Lords asked commissioners to consider adopting this policy that would allow Mr. Richey to give on site and beginning inspections in buildings for fire protection throughout Fremont County. Commissioners asked Karen Lords for more information to help commissioners make this decision.

Clerk Abbie Mace suggested that each of the Fire Districts meet together with Mr. Richey to discuss how this would be determined as far as the County is concerned.

The commissioners would like to discuss this further, with more information.

Bobby and Kathleen John appeared before the commissioners to discuss their landfill fees. Mr. and Mrs. John feel that they are being double assessed. These values are based upon category, and Treasurer Patricia McCoy explained to the commissioners how this process works. Treasurer Patricia McCoy stated to the commissioners that this need to be looked at for the purpose of assessing landfill fees.

Commissioners asked that Assessor Ivel Burrell be able look at this property to help commissioners determine weather or not they should be assessed or not.

Commissioners determined that there is not a house dwelling on the property, and therefore will not assess these fees to Mr. & Mrs. John. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to not assess landfill fees. Commissioner Baker did not second the motion. Commissioner Glenn Davis voted in favor motion carries.

Employee Appreciation Committee members appeared before the commissioners to ask about plans for the summer employee party. A tentative date for August 15, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. pending the availability of the Ashton City Park shelter. Committee members asked permission to use the Road & Bridge crew in Ashton to clean out the shelter.

Jenny Prahasto with the Island Park Gem Team came before the commissioners to ask the commissioners for support of the Gem Team project. The focus of this 5-year project deals with growth, business, and housing. The Gem Team came before the commissioners to let them know of the grant that they are applying for. This grant would allow the Gem Team to conduct studies upon the implementation of the grant.

Commissioners Baker made a motion to accept Gem Community Implementation Grant. Commissioner Forbush voted against the Gem Community Implementation Grant.

Commissioner Davis vote in favor. Motion carries.

Steve Schwab spoke to the commissioners via phone conversation regarding his landfill fee. Mr. Schwab stated that he generates no garbage, and therefore feel that he should not be assessed the $ 93.00 per year for a small business. Commissioner Glenn Davis stated that the landfill fees would stand as is.

There being no further business to come before this Board the meeting was recessed until the next regularly scheduled meeting to be held on July 8, 2002.

Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this twenty-fourth day of June 2002.