County Commission
Meeting Minutes
October 14, 2003

Present for the meeting were Commissioners Bill Forbush, Gordon Smith and Donald Trupp.

Elected Officials: Meeting with the commissioners on the regularly scheduled monthly meeting were the elected officials, Attorney Trent Grant, Treasurer Patricia McCoy, Sheriff Stegelmeier, Assessor Ivel Burrell, Chief Deputy Janice Sharp and Deputy Clerk Suzanne L. Bagley was present to take minutes.

Sheriff Stegelmeier asked commissioners to meet with commissioners in executive session. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to go into executive session for the purpose of litigation, personnel, and property acquisition. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Forbush declared the meeting open.

Assessor Ivel Burrell reported to the commissioners that parcel tax numbers will need to be recorded with the County Recorder from now on.

Board of Equalization missed rolls will be scheduled for November 24, 2003 at 1:00 p.m.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy reported to the commissioners that a letter will be drawn up on mobile homes for taxes that are delinquent.

Treasurer Patricia Mc Coy stated to commissioners that she objected to the Elected Officials having to pay for disability insurance since they fall into a totally different category than employees. Commissioners and Elected Officials will discuss this further.

Patricia McCoy stated that she visited with Earnest Jensen the outside auditor and was given permission to split the bid on the remodeling in her office.

Attorney Trent Grant presented commissioners with the Findings of Fact, Conclusion of Law and Order vacating a portion of 3400 east in Fremont County known as the Jim Marshall property.

Mr. Renger contacted commissioners via phone to ask commissioners to allow an individual sewer hook up in Island Park. Commissioner Trupp made a motion allow Mr. Renger to pay the sewer fees to allow him to get the permit. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Chief Deputy Janice Sharp discussed with commissioners the meeting to be held on Tuesday October 21, 2003. Commissioners will be gone during their regularly scheduled meeting.

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to accept the Thanksgiving Eve and Christmas Eve holidays as follows. November 26, 2003 Thanksgiving Eve commissioners will allow the County offices to close at 1:00 p.m. and Christmas Eve at 1:00 p.m. Offices will remain open the day after Christmas and Thanksgiving.

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to approve the Tax Levies for the 2003 Tax year. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Smith made a motion to vote for Commissioner Trupp to be a board member of the Capital Crimes Defense Fund District IV Board Member. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. Commissioner Trupp chose to not vote, due to a conflict of interest.

Commissioner Smith made a motion to nominate Seth Beal from Butte Co. to the ICRMP District VI Board of Trustees. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to release an Mack’s Inn Sewer LID lien. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to purchase the old Stud Mill property from Ted & Glenna Gould in the amount if $166,000.00 and financing $83,000.00 through the Bank of Idaho plus closing costs. Bill Forbush will also have the authority to sign on the loan. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Smith made a motion to nominated Roger Christensen as representative to the Catastrophic Health Care Cost Program. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to have the locks changed on the courthouse. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

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

Commissioner Smith made a motion to approve the liquor licenses. The following were issued with signatures prior to this meeting.

Trouthunter LLC

Last Chance General Store

Robins Roost

Trails End Lounge

The Stage Stop

White Pines Travel Plaza

Grubstake Market & Deli

Anglers Lodge

Henry’s Fork Lodge.

Mac Golf

Cougar Corner

Commissioner today will approve the license for the Imperial Club. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Mr. Charles Ramone came before the commissioners to discuss getting a 35 mph speed limit sign put on the area of 400 N. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to put a 35 mph speed limit sign on 400 N. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Karen Lords from Planning and Building and Surveyor Rick Byrem came before the commissioners to ask for a plat amendment for Centennial Shores. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to approve the plat amendment for Centennial Shores. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Curtis Jeppeson Custodian came before the commissioners to discuss the leak on the east side of the building. Commissioners discussed having Roger Thompson come in and look at it and Ivel Burrell will report back to the commissioners. Curtis Jeppeson asked permission to replace the sink and the toilet in the Assessors Office. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to have Curtis Jeppeson go to Dan’s Plumbing in Ashton to get supplies. Commissioners Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Trupp will talk with a business regarding the replacement of new windows, and report back to the commission.

Tamra Cikaitoga Parks and Recreation Director came before the commissioners to discuss an ordinance prohibiting snowmobiles on open waterways. Tamra Cikaitoga will review this further, and will report back to commissioners.

Debbie Adams Social Services Director asked to meet with commissioners in executive session. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to go into executive session. Commissioner

Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Forbush declared the meeting open. Commissioners signed two releases of lien and three new liens. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to approve case #M2003-12. Approve case #M2003-33. Approve case #G2003-179. Approve case #G2003-180 Approve case #G2003-181. Approve case #G2004-01. Approve case #G2004-04. Approve case #G2004-06. Approve case #G2004-07. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Dan Lostutter and Harry Barker came before the commissioners to discuss the Last Chance Engineering and administrative proposals for the sewer line extensions. Commissioners will review the bid proposals and discuss this at a later date.

David Schiess and Chris Park from Schiess and Associates came before the commissioners to request that they be chosen for the sewer line extension at Last Chance.

David Schiess gave commissioners a review of the Last Chance Waste Water expansion construction meeting to be held on October 22, 2003.

Chris Park has been assisting Clerk Abbie Mace to help with a survey to DEQ and this has been completed.

Chris Park is also requesting a third pay request in the amount $237,351.99 for the waste water expansion project.

Chris Park presented commissioners with a change order that will credit the County $1,800.00 for the use of PVC pipe instead of stainless steel screens.

David Schiess talked about the snow making system and some testing that needs to be done for minimal costs.

Bill Wuthrick Emergency Services Director came before the commissioners to give him a progress report on the Storm Ready Community. Commissioner Forbush will give the signs to Road & Bridge Supervisor to put up at each end of the County.

Commissioners received a notice for the Community Emergency Response Team meeting to be held in Ashton at 7:00 p.m. at the City Building.

Lisa Turner from Data Processing and Mitch Cromwell from CAI asked commissioners to sign a remote accessing agreement. This would allow access between the individuals and the Counties to take care of any problems through the phone lines. Lisa Turner has an agreement that she would like the commissioners to sign regarding this new policy.

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to accept the agreement for remote accessing from Data Processing. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Penny Frizell from AFLAC came before the commissioners to introduce herself, and stated that she would be servicing those employees who still have AFLAC Insurance.

Weldon Reynolds Road and Bridge Supervisor gave commissioners a report on Road & Bridge. Commissioners would like to have Weldon Reynolds confer with Trent Grant regarding a mailbox ordinance that would require all mail boxes can be no closer than 10 ft. from the edge of the oil.

Weldon Reynolds discussed the amending the agreement between Gale Lim and the County. The County will purchase 32,000.00 ton of chips and 5,000 ton of road base.

The Parker Salem project is moving along fairly well. The administration of the project has been moved from ITD to LATCH. Weldon Reynolds feels this will help us with coordination efforts.

Mr. & Mrs. Gordon McKinlay wrote a letter to commissioners requesting that a speed sign be placed in a subdivision. Since this is a subdivision, the county has no jurisdiction.

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 21, 2003.

Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this fourteenth day of October 14, 2003.