County Commission Meeting Minutes
September 10, 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, Deputy Treasurer J'lene Cherry Prosecuting Attorney Trent Grant, Sheriff Thomas Stegelmeier, Clerk Abbie Mace and Deputy Clerk Suzanne Bagley was present to take minutes.

Sheriff Stegelmeier gave the commissioners three bids for a new car:

Stone’s - $ 21,155.00

Madison Ford - $ 22,999.00

Monte Wight- $ 20,669.92

These bids would be for the 2002 budget year. This would be for three new vehicles.

Commissioner Forbush made a motion to purchase three vehicles from Monte Wight. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Sheriff Stegelmeier will look into affordable housing for the Island Park deputies.

Assessor Ivel Burrell read a letter from IAC regarding proposed legislation on a new tax.

Assessor Ivel Burrell notified commissioners that the State Board of Tax appeals is set for September 25, 2001 and October 4, 2001 in the commissioner’s office.

Assessor Ivel Burrell asked that Darrin Gage be granted property homeowners exemptions due to an error. Commissioners agreed that this would be acceptable.

Prosecuting Attorney Trent Grant reported to the commissioners that he would write a letter to Lee Staker regarding some lease information on the cell tower.

Prosecuting Attorney Trent Grant presented to the commissioners an order creating the Squirrel Herd District for the commissioners to review and sign.

Deputy Treasurer J'lene Cherry gave cancellations for the month of August in the amount of $ 37.52.

Clerk Abbie Mace reported to commissioners that two items were needed for the IAC auction. Any funds from these auction items are donated to the Charles Nickel IAC Scholarship Fund.

Clerk Mace gave commission chairman Glenn Davis the order to sign creating the Squirrel Herd District.

Commissioner Glenn Davis signed the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law on the Eagle’s Nest Subdivision Preliminary Plat Appeal.

Commissioner Glenn Davis signed a Release of Local Improvement District Lien

Commissioner Baker made a motion t 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.

Clerk Mace received the contract from Schiess & Associates for the commissioners to review. Attorney Trent Grant will review this further before the commissioner sign. Commissioner Baker made a motion to sign the contract after it has been reviewed by the County Attorney. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioners chose Skinner Fawcett for Bond Council for the Waste Water upgrade treatment at Last Chance.

Bill Galbraith and Bob Cook appeared before the commissioners concerning the Robin Circle Road at Henry’s Fork Village in Island Park. The residents would like this dust abatement on this road. This is a private road, and the individuals would reimburse the County for the use of the machine and materials.

Social Services Director Debbie Adams asked to meet with commissioners in closed session. Commissioner Baker made a motion to go into closed session. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioners Davis declared the meeting open. Commissioners signed two new liens. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to approve case # M2001-46, approve case # G2001-123, and approve case # G2001-128. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Jack Haddox from the Forest Service appeared before the commissioners to discuss the payment for the sewer in Island Park. Mr. Jack Haddox asked that the County give the Forest Service a statement and the bill will be taken care of. In the future the LID payment will need to be taken care of, and then an agreement would need to come into place.

Harry Barker, Supervisor for Island Park Sewer, appeared before the commissioners to discuss the Chatterton Village Motel building permit and sewer hookup fees that have been requested. Commissioners will honor the letter previously written by commissioner Grant Chandler, Neil Hughes & Bill Baxter. Clerk Mace will call Chris Wright to see if he can meet with the commissioners to further discuss this matter.

Jim Johnston & Barbara Jewell with DEQ, and Rich Blyth and Ray Keating with District Seven Health appeared before the commissioners to clarify some of the things that have come out in the paper. Mr. Johnson talked about some of the scoring and would like to schedule a time with the commissioners and Butch to review the score sheet.

Raymond James Financial Services – Chris Moore and Mark Young appeared before the commissioners to talk about Industrial Development Bonding. Mr. Mark Young talked about industrial revenue bonding. This must be used strictly for an industrial business. Mr. Young will get a package put together and return it to the commissioners regarding some of the service that are offered.

Jay Herring, who appeared on behalf of Lori Deaton, Adrianne Keller, and Kay Olpin, appeared before the commissioners on behalf of the Forest Service to discuss the Lori Deaton property concerns that deal with some building code issues on the Dean Neilson, The Calls and Lori Deaton properties. Kay Olpin will get the necessary paperwork to have this building declared a historic building. Building Inspector Charlie Allen asked that commissioners require a structural engineer to come in and make sure that it is structurally sound and safe.

Commissioner Davis asked Adrianne Keller if any housing would be available for one of the Deputies in Island Park. Adrianne Keller will keep in touch with commissioners to see if any housing would be available.

Adrianne Keller discussed the possibility for a new EMS building in Island Park as far as the Forrest Service is concerned. Adrianne Keller asked that we use another alternative rather than Forest Service ground which would require a special permit.

There being no further business to come before this Board the meeting was recessed until the next regularly scheduled meeting to be held on September 24, 2001.

Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this tenth day of September 2001.