County Commission Meeting Minutes
July 8, 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.

Assessor Ivel Burrell told the commission that she appreciated how well the Board of Equalization went.

Treasurer Pat McCoy asked if she could share the mail responsibility with other offices, with GIS and Data Processing for the next three months.

Taxes for the June collection were $2,602,248.59, which leaves 9% to be collected. Cancellations for the month of June were $1,888.12.

Treasurer McCoy informed commissioners that Ladonna Edwards from Last Chance is entitled to a refund from the County on the Last Chance Sewer Systems regarding O & M fees, and Capital Improvements fees. Ms. Edwards has been paying into the system, and was not ever hooked up into the system. Commissioner Baker made a motion to refund Ladonna Edwards in the amount of $1,226.00 for O & M fees, and $300.00 for the Capitol Improvement Fund. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Patricia Mc Coy stated that fees for 2002 have been removed for Mrs. Edwards.

Clerk Abbie Mace read a letter from IAC regarding a donation from every Elected Fremont County Official of $150.00 to fight term limits on the ballot. Donations need to be turned in IAC by July 31, 2002.

Clerk Mace received the agreement between the City and the County regarding the signing of the Gravel Pit. Both parties are in agreement.

Commissioner Forbush made a motion to approve a transfer of ownership for a liquor license for Ponds Lodge Management LLC. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

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

Commissioner Forbush made a motion to approve Resolution No. #2002-17. This resolution of the governing body of Fremont County Idaho, authorizing the execution and delivery of a lease purchase agreement and related documents with respect to the municipal real estate lease for a Five County Juvenile Detention Center; Authorizing the execution and delivery of documents required in connection therewith; and authorizing the taking of all other actions necessary to the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this resolution. Also, the municipal lease purchase agreement, the escrow agreement and the ground lease to municipal lease purchase agreement. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Fred Behring appeared before the commissioners to see what measures need to be taken to have vacated roads within the Wilford area be platted back into the original town site, and dedicate the roads back to the County in the future. County Attorney Trent Grant stated that these roads would have to meet County standards, before being accepted by the County Commissioner Glenn Davis stated that it is County policy to maintain County roads, but not in subdivisions.

Randy Bower and Shane Harris from Computer Arts appeared before the commissioners to give a brief report of what Computer Arts is foreseeing in the future. Randy Bower stated that they are looking at software for various departments such as Road and Bridge, Landfill, Solid Waste, and LID. Computer Arts is asking for help from each of the Counties on any software needs that they may foresee in the future.

Mike Shell with Shell Building and Fire Protection came before the commissioners to ask that his business be considered to bid on Fire Extinguishing products and services in the future. Commissioners asked that Mr. Shell submit a bid. Christensen’s have done the inspection for this year, but commissioners would consider this for the future.

Dan Lostutter and Harry Barker from Island Park Sewer came before the commissioners to give the sewer report. The Sewer Board had a meeting June 7, 2002 and has recommended to the commissioners that monies be separated into capital and operations and maintenance.

Dan and John had a meeting with Mr. Rich Paini about the Trout Hunter proposal to hook up onto the Fremont County Last Chance Sewer on Wednesday June 26, 2002. Dan Lostutter went over the Blueprints of the proposed building and came up with the following equivalent user for the proposed building.

11 motel rooms@ .50/room 5.5

2 Manager Apartment 1.0

Bar with 11 seats @.06/seat 0.66

Restaurant with 50 or less seats 2.0

Total 9.16 equivalent users

Dan and Harry have asked commissioners to have Trout Hunters pay these fees upfront, before any work can begin.

Jeff Siddoway appeared before the commissioners to ask for a utility easement on the Red Road on the County right of way, from just south of the Sand Hills Resort to the road that goes to the cinder pits. Commissioner Davis asked Mr. Siddoway to write up an agreement stating the terms for the right of way, and have commissioners sign it. Commissioner Baker made a motion to sign an agreement for Mr. Siddoway. Commissioner Forbush 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 Forbush made a motion to go into executive session. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Glenn Davis declared the meeting open.

Commissioner Glenn Davis signed two new liens. Commissioner Baker made a motion to approve case #G2002-81. Approve case #M2002-25. Approve case #M2002-21. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Jim Johnston from DEQ came before the commissioners to discuss the Ashton Texaco ground contamination. Mr. Hume sold the building for $100.00 to a Montana Corporation, and DEQ has filed a lawsuit. Mr. Jim Johnston stated that there is a human health hazard, and clean up needs to be done. Mr. Johnston gave the Montana Company thirty days in which to clean this up. Mr. Johnston stated that another problem that may be arising is Anglers Lodge, and Mr. Ebby has not complied with the first permit that was issued from the Army Corp of Engineers on his current facilities, and that he is looking at expanding. Mr. Johnston stated that the Army Corp of Engineers stated that this might be wetlands area.

Mr. Johnston commented on the Financial Assurance Fund. Mr. Johnston presented a letter to the commissioners regarding ground monitoring, that the County could use funds from the Financial Assurance to put in the monitoring wells at the landfills.

July 08, 2002
Board of Equalization
Decision

Brett Robison went to Island Park to assess the Property at Ashton Motor Sports in Island Parks. Chris Wright from Island Park Ashton Motor Sports. Brett changed the values on the RV hookups to $54,320. and the Hotel $672,360.

Mr. Earl Barker was granted hardship status. Mr. Barker has filled out the proper forms, and has returned them to the Clerk’s Office.

Jim Siler has had his property lowered to $ 87,500.

Margie Harris received homeowners exemption.

Linda & Pete Bates $6,475.00 pro rates days, due to the loss of their home in a fire.

Robert Edward from Shotgun Village has had his property lowered from $10,150.00 to $9,540.00 lowered.

Cleve Tibbitts assessed value was changed, he was given $125,000 on the improvement value.

Hugh Wright land value was lowered to $20,340.00

BHB Investments – active gravel mining acres from 5 to 3 acres $106,366

Bishops LLC Investments will have their land pro-rated. Mr. Kirt Eidem lost his home in a fire, and property taxes will be $6208.00

Mrs. Pratt’s- Brett Robison did an on site inspection and stated that he felt his values were correct Commissioners upheld this value.

BCD LLC had a letter for the commissioners, due to the postdated day of June 27, 2002

the letter was received late, and was not considered for Board of Equalization.

The Board of Equalization was closed.

Weldon Reynolds, Blair Jones, and Russ Ader from Road and Bridge came before the commissioners to give a Road and Bridge Report. Commissioners would like to see the road widened out and finished on 400 N. and 2150 to 2200 E. done before school starts. Commissioners would like to see this completed as soon as possible.

South Parker road repairs will be completed by the end of the week.

Rich Paini and Rene Harrop from Trout Hunters came before the commissioners to ask why hook up fees for Island Park are so high. Mr. Rich Paini would also ask for some consideration in the development of this new business. Commissioners stated that the decision would stand as to $ 3,500.00 per equivalent user plus any other expenses that the system may use.

Mr. Rene Harrop asked the commissioners to think of a way that they could start there business, without having to incur any additional costs.

Commissioners will meet with Mr. Harrop and Mr. Paini in Island Park at Trout Hunters in Last Chance at 3:30 p.m. to give them a decision.

Karen Lords Planning and Building Public Hearing on Code Changes

Present for this hearing is Commissioners Baker, Davis, Forbush, Clerk Abbie Mace, Treasurer Patricia Mc Coy, Assessor Ivel Burrell, Planning and Zoning Administrator Karen Lords. Suzanne L Bagley was present to take minutes.

Commissioner Glenn Davis opened the hearing for the Code Changes, and Comprehensive Development Plan.

Commissioner Glenn Davis asked Clerk Abbie Mace if the Public Hearing had been posted as scheduled.

Clerk Mace stated that this has been done according to law.

Planning and Zoning Administrator Karen Lords read the proposed amendments.

Amending the Fremont County Comprehensive Plan and The Fremont County Development Codes.

Commissioner Glenn Davis asked if there was any public comment. None was given.

Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept the changes to the Comprehensive Plan & Development Code. Commissioner Forbush 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 July 22, 2002.

Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this eighth day of July 2002.