County Commission Meeting Minutes
October 15, 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 Stegelmeier reported to commissioners that a past due utility bill from a previous deputy in Island Park was received from Fall River Rural Electric in the amount of $ 373.17. Due to the fact that the Sheriff is not on Fall River Rural Electric at the Sheriff’s Office, this will be taken from Road and Bridge account, and then it can be credited back to Road and Bridge for book keeping purposes.

Sheriff Stegelmeier gave commissioners the following bids on three new outfits, two cars, and one SUV:

1. Chevrolet Impala from Monte Wight Motors for $19,071.28

2. Chevrolet Trail Blazer from Monte Wight Motors $24,500.00

3. 2003 Dodge Durango from Stones in Rexburg $24,796.00

4. 2003 Ford Explorer from Madison Ford $23,999.00

5. 2003 Dodge Intrepid from Stones $19,403.00

6. 2002 Crown Victoria from Madison Ford for $23,999.00

Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept both bids form Monte Wight Motors. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Sheriff Stegelmeier has ordered a new intoximeter machine for use in the jail. The drug court donated $1,000.00 for the purchase of this machine.

Assessor Ivel Burrell stated that November 14, 2002 would be the Sixth District Elected Officials meeting in St. Anthony. The major topic of discussion will be House Bill 488, and how it has affected Fremont and other counties.

Judge Keith Walker stated that there might be some changes in the juvenile probation department. Judge Walker would eventually like probation to come under the 5-County Detention Center.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy gave commissioners cancellation in the amount of $1,641.34 for the month of September.

Clerk Abbie Mace presented commissioners with two liquor licenses for approval:

Sportsman’s Lodge Lakeside Bar Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept the following liquor licenses. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Clerk Mace has presented the lease agreement for a grader for Road and Bridge the annual payment is $40,734 and a $ 500.00 paper work fee. Resolution #2002-23 is A resolution authorizing the execution and delivery of a governmental lease purchase master agreement no.101124 supplement no. 101124-400 and related instruments, and determining other matters in connection therewith. Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept resolution # 2002-23. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Clerk Mace presented one Junior College application. Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept the one junior college application. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Clerk Mace read a letter from Ormond Builders Inc. asking that a letter of intent for construction services rendered for anything that has been already done on the Courthouse and jail expansion project. Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept the letter of intent. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Clerk Mace presented Todd Lakey’s name for an ICRMP District IV Board of Trustee’s nomination. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to accept Mr. Lakey. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner will have Commissioner Meeting on November 14, 2002 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon for the review of bills.

November 7, 2002 Commissioners will canvas the election votes preparatory to commissioners meeting on the 14th of November at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Room.

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 made a motion to have the GIS, and Data Processing departments under the direction of the commissioners. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Forsgren & Associates came before the County to introduce Brent E. Crowther who is the division manager for Forsgren & Associates Engineering.

Tom Bowers came before the commissioners to discuss his taxes on his property known as Snowy River Campground in Island Park. Mr. Bowers for the last six years has been assessed for a parcel on 12.7 acres. Mr. Bowers had this piece of property surveyed and his property measures 9.21 acres. Mr. Bowers would like to see a refund given for the last six years. Commissioner Davis stated that they would take this matter under advisement, and give Mr. Bowers their decision at a later date.

George Spinner from CES and Steve Heaton from DEQ along with Butch Nagle Landfill Supervisor came before the commissioners to inform the commissioners that they would be doing an on site check to see where the landfill well monitoring would best be located at the landfills. Mr. Spinner indicated that the wells will be drilled on the first of November. The county will need to contact Andrew Well Drilling to amend the contract to add two more domestic wells one at the landfill, and one at the Road and Bridge Shed in Island Park.

Butch Nagle Landfill Supervisor received two bids to purchase a blade for snow removal at the landfill in Island Park.

1. Stones bid at $3,800.00

2. Maupin’s bid at $4,000.00

Commissioner Forbush made a motion to purchase the blade Stones for the landfill. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Harry Barker and Dan Lostutter from Island Park Sewer gave commissioners the Sewer report for August and September.

Dan Lostutter stated that at the September 27, 2002 Sewer Board Meeting, Jay Killmer and David Hunter volunteered for another term. Commissioner Baker made a motion to have Jay Killmer and David Hunter serves another three-year term on the Island Park Sewer Board. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioners are in need of a right of way easement in Last Chance from Phillip and Susan Knapp to extend their sewer lines into Box Canyon Subdivision. Commissioners agreed to see what Knapp’s would agree upon in exchange for this right of way.

Clerk Mace read Ordinance # 2002-04. This ordinance was adopted by the County Commissioners on October 15, 2002. A complete ordinance is available for review in the County Clerk’s Office. This ordinance would establish a Sewer Development Charge (SDC). Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept this Ordinance # 2002-04. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Davis will contact the Forest Service to see how the special use permit is coming along for the Last Chance Sewer System.

Lee Derney President of Sawtell Estates Subdivision along with other concerned residents and Board Members came before the commissioners to ask that the County maintain the road leading to their subdivision. It is not County property, and Road and Bridge Supervisor Weldon Reynolds stated that he had some concerns regarding easements and right of ways. Commissioners asked Mr. Derney to go back to the property owners in their subdivision and see if they are willing to get the proper easements and work with the utility company to move the poles and anything else that would need to be done at the homeowner’s expense in order to have the road maintained.

Debbie Adams Social Services Director asked to meet with commissioners in executive session. Commissioner Baker made a motion to go into executive session. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Davis declared the meeting open. Commissioners signed one new lien, two Catastrophic Assignments, two Facts Findings and Conclusions of Law, and one new amended Assignment. Commissioner Baker made a motion to deny case #M2002-29, Approve case M#2002-18, Approve case # M2002-26. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion a full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

John Lee a Fremont County Resident representing the Alcoholic Anonymous came before the commissioners to ask for a place to meet in Island Park. They have been meeting in the Fire House in Island Park, and since then have been asked to leave. Mr. Lee asked commissioners for a place to meet. Clerk Mace suggested that the City of Island Park might be able to help. Reporter Elizabeth Laden suggested that the Library might be a place to consider.

Jim Barrett came before the commissioners to offer the commissioner’s the old Scotties Market building for $100,000.00. Commissioners offered their thanks, but are financially not able to buy such a building at this time.

Christy Kantack came before the commissioners to ask that the road leading to North Fork Highlands Subdivision north of Ashton be maintained year around. Christy Kantack has asked commissioners to provide the necessary snow removal on the County road leading to the North Fork Highlands subdivision. Commissioner Davis stated that they would do their best to try and keep the road open, but due to priority they are unable to make any promises. Commissioner Forbush will be Ms. Kantack contact person.

Bill Wuthrick Civil Defense Coordinator came before the commissioners to present the new Fremont County Emergency Operations Manual. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to approve the new Fremont County Emergency Operations Manual. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Superintendent of Schools Gary Parker came before the commissioners to discuss the possibilities of changing from parallel parking to diagonal parking on 2nd West next to the Courthouse between the Fremont County School District, and the City of St. Anthony, Mr. Hossner Attorney at Law, and the County. Mr. Grant will meet with the commissioners and Mr. Parker, to do an onsite evaluation before anything is done.

Weldon Reynolds Road and Bridge Supervisor came before the commissioners to give a Road and Bridge Report. Road and Bridge Supervisor Weldon Reynolds stated that he felt that they would be unable to help Christy Kantack who came to the commissioners requesting help for keeping the road open all year long.

Commissioner Davis asked the Road and Bridge Supervisor to help with the improvement for the parking lot in the back of the Extension Office.

Commissioner Baker made a motion to drill new water well in Island Park at the Road and Bridge shed. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Tamra Cikaitoga Parks and Recreation Director came before the commissioners to discuss the bid on the Snowmobile Groomer Building. The original bid was $228,831.00 from Burnside Construction LLC. Tamra Cikaitoga met with Burnside Construction to reduce the cost of the building. The negotiated bid was $195,381.00. Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept the bid from Burnside Construction on a new building and to go ahead as planned. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Bonnie Moore GIS Department Head presented commissioners with three bids for a copier, scanner, and printer.

1. Bonneville Blue Print and Supply gave a bid $19,495.00

2. CAI $19,649.50

Commissioner Forbush made a motion to approve the scanner, printer, and copier from Bonneville Blue Print and Supply. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Bonnie Moore talked about aerial photography and the costs that would be incurred. The Forest Service will be doing aerial photography, and asked if the County would be interested in aerial photography. Bonnie Moore will keep in contact with the commissioners as soon as more information is available.

Karen Lords Planning and Zoning Administrator came before the commissioners to discuss the plans for the LATCH grant through the Idaho transportation Department. Karen Lords and Bonnie Moore would like to be included in the grant process.

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 28, 2002

Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this fifteenth day of October 2002.