County Commission Meeting Minutes
September 24, 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, Sheriff Thomas Stegelmeier, Clerk Abbie Mace and Deputy Clerk Suzanne Bagley was present to take minutes.

Treasurer Patricia Mc Coy reported to the commissioners that Tamara Cikaitoga Park and Recreation Supervisor would be applying for a credit card as a department head. Treasurer Patricia Mc Coy stated that she would not sign the plat that Mr. Kam will be asking for, until a tax anticipation fee is paid for the 2001 tax year.

Treasurer Patricia Mc Coy has not heard from Mr. Val Hammond on the Property Taxes owed from the South Fremont Education Foundation Building. Treasurer Mc Coy will Contact Mr. Gauger who was the previous owner to see if money was indeed set aside to pay the taxes.

Clerk Abbie Mace Commissioner Glenn Davis signed the agreement from Schiess and Associates for the Preliminary Water Waste Treatment at Last Chance.

Commissioners received a letter from the NACO asking the commissioners to ardently condemn cowardly and pointless acts of hate crimes through a resolution.

Commissioner Baker made a motion to sign Resolution # 2001-22 Condemning the Cowardly and Deadly Action of Terrorists and Resolution # 2001-23 Vigilant, but not Vigilantes. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioners would like to meet with the Forest Service and Rick’s College, regarding 23 acres of National Forest Land in Island Park by trading 21 acres of Forest Service Land owned in Squirrel Meadows. Clerk Mace will schedule a time to meet at the October 9th, 2001 commissioners meeting regarding some road issues.

Commissioner Baker made a motion to order and have all employees wear nametags. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. 

Commissioners will make a motion to participate in the Litigation Fund and Capital Crimes Defense Fund. Commissioner Forbush made a motion for Fremont County to participate in this fund. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard will 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. 

 Commissioners quickly reviewed the annual State Building Safety Inspection Report and will review it further with all other department heads.

Harry Barker and Dan Lostutter with Island Park Sewer, and Chris Wright Village Motel appeared before the commissioners to discuss permits and sewer hookup fees for any further development. Mr. Wright stated that he would be willing to do what it takes to make things fair. Clerk Mace will draft a new letter stating the conditions of any further commercial development.

Dan Lostutter gave the Island Park Sewer report and asked commissioners for permission to order a pump replacement third package for almost $ 9,000.00 on next year’s budget 2002.  

Mack Stevens requests the sewer system pay for the thawing of a service line to the lift station freezing last spring. Usually the service lines are the responsibility of the owner. This line goes to a County lift station, which had tripped the main breaker and thus was not pumping down when the service line froze. If the line station had been pumping the line should have been empty thus not freezing. Commissioner’s agreed that the County should pay this.

Harry has had a request or sewer hookup on another lot in the Robbin’s Subdivision where the main line has not been installed yet. This is a lot that is around the corner from the line extension built last fall. This request is asked for the year 2003. 

Janice Stimpson from the extension office appeared before the commissioners to ask permission to purchase two new computers Commissioner gave the approval to order these from the University and they will set them up and do the maintenance as part of the contract fee.      

Mary Lou Davis Emergency Services Director came before the commissioners to discuss a storage/housing place in Island Park for the Ambulance. Mary Lou asked for a car to use for County business. The Sheriff may have one that may be used for surplus that may be considered.

Debbie Adams Social Service Director 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. Commissioner Davis declared the meeting open. Commissioner signed one new lien and two releases of a lien. Commissioner Baker made a motion to Approve M2001-45. Approve case # M2001-54 office visit only. Approve case #M 2001-40. Approve case # G 2001-129. Approve case # G2001-130. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard will commissioners voting in favor. 

Weldon Reynolds Road and Bridge Supervisor met with commissioners to give the road report. Supervisor Weldon Reynolds asked for permission to remove signs from the Bowden Property in Island Park. Commissioners will ask the owners of the of the signs Mr. Robert Cowan to remove the signs.

Supervisor Weldon Reynolds has had several phone calls regarding unfinished railroad crossings. The Road & Bridge department will charge $ 100.00 per crossing to the railroad to finish the unfinished railroad crossings within the County. 

Supervisor Weldon Reynolds gave commissioners the blue prints that are finished from the Reclamation Road. Supervisor Weldon Reynolds asked for permission to purchase a new glider kit. The old kits will be put into the surplus sale. The kit will cost about $ 32,000.00 plus labor.

Commissioner Baker made a motion to purchase a new glider kit. Commissioner Forbush did not second the motion. Commissioner Glenn Davis made the finial decision to purchase the new glider kit.

Civil Defense Director Bill Wuthrick met with commissioners to give his report. The Bureau of Disaster of Services will conduct a meeting in St Anthony on October 16-18, 2001 at the Emergency Service Building for all elected officials and any employees that would be interested in attending.  

Commissioners asked Mr. Bill Wuthrick to have quarterly training meetings for the elected officials on how to handle emergency situations and protocol. The meetings will be schedule on the first Wednesday of each quarter at 9:00 a.m. in the Sheriffs Office.   

Lisa Turner Data Processing Clerk came before the commissioners to discuss a contract with the Title Company’s. Commissioners agreed to keep the current contract and rate as is.

Karen Lords Planning and Zoning Administrator came before the commissioners to ask for direction on what to do regarding 90 acres in Stonegate and hookup to the county sewer. The Commission feels that any new subdivision within a reasonable distance of the sewer lines should be connected to the system in order to comply with the department of environment quality regulations. 

There being no further business to come before this Board the meeting was recessed until the next regularly scheduled meeting to be held on October 9, 2001.

Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this twenty-Forth day of September 24, 2001.