County Commission

Meeting Minutes

October 21, 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, Clerk Abbie Mace and Deputy Clerk Suzanne L. Bagley was present to take minutes.

Sheriff Stegelmeier talked about an advanced 911 system that may soon come into place. This system is expensive, but several other Counties may go in on this, to help offset the cost.

Patricia McCoy gave commissioners cancellations in the amount of $94.82 for the month of September.

Commissioners discussed short term disability for Elected Officials. Treasurer McCoy stated that she would like Clerk Mace to visit with Matt Waldram from Colonial.

Clerk Abbie Mace present commissioners with an LID release on the Mack’s Inn Sewer. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to approve the Release of LID Lien. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioners approved two liquor licenses. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to approve the following liquor licenses:

Lakeside Lodge

Staley Spring’s

Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioners agreed that Fremont County would tract the inventory at the Five-County Dentition Center.

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

Harry Barker from Island Park Sewer came before the commissioners to discuss the bid proposal submitted for engineering the line extensions on the Last Chance Sewer System. Dan Lostutter and Harry Baker had reviewed the materials, and would like to recommend Forsgren & Associates for Administration and Engineering. Commissioner Smith made a motion to use Forsgren & Associates for the job. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Lisa Grutzmacher a Fremont County resident came before the commissioner to request that commissioners that they waive penalties and interest on her property taxes. Commissioners denied her request.

Tamara Cikaitoga Parks and Recreation Director came before the commissioners to inform them of some changes at the snow groomers building in Island Park. These changes would better help during the winter months. Tamara Cikaitoga would like to purchase a propane tank for this building. Tamara Cikaitoga would like permission from the commissioners to move foreword with this project. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to allow Tamra Cikaitoga to borrow an additional $8,000.00 on the existing loan for these changes. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

The Golf Board will meet on October 27, 2003 to review the applications for the new Golf Course Manager. Commissioners would like to review them after the Golf Board has made their recommendations.

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 2004-01 that would amend that portion of Fremont County Ordinance 98-04 by amending paragraphs four by adding a subparagraph h. Prohibiting operations of all off highway vehicles from operating such vehicles upon any public body of water or flow that is not so frozen over that it can safely withstand the weight of non moving off road vehicles; and, establishing the effective date hereof.

Karen Lords from Planning and Zoning Administrator came before the commissioners to request a public hearing amending pine haven #2 subdivisions by vacating Rock Chuck Lane. This has been recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Karen Lords is requesting that she be allowed to get some bids to replace some blinds in her office.

Karen Lords stated that in consulting with Attorney Jerry Mason the County should have an Attorney present at all Planning and Zoning meetings.

The Planning and Zoning would like to have an appreciation dinner with the commissioners and the Planning and Zoning Board to discuss the needs and growth; within the county on December 1, 2003 at 7:00 p.m.

Weldon Reynolds Road & Bridge Supervisor came before the commissioners to give a road report. Gravel work on the approach at highway 20 and North River Road at the Ashton Bridge is almost complete.

Weldon Reynolds and Scott Briggs will be looking at some trucks that would update the fleet in the future.

Road and Bridge crew will work on the Hog Hollow as long as weather will permit.

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. Commissioners signed one new lien and one release of a lien. Commissioner Forbush declared the meeting open.

Attorney Penny Stanford asked to meet with commissioners in executive session. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to go into executive session to discuss a land acquisition. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Forbush declared the meeting open. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to purchase the property currently housing the Prosecuting Attorney from Penny Stanford in the amount of $72,00.00 and will negotiate the personal property in the building at a future date. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Mr. & Mrs. Ivan Skinner presented a petition to ask that the County Plow an additional 4 mile of road on the Yale Kilgore Road and also up to the subdivision. Mr. Ivan Skinner stated that if the County does not plow, that they will be unable to live there during the winter. Commissioners will discuss the request further with Road & Bridge Supervisor Weldon Reynolds.

There being no further business to come before this Board the meeting was recessed until the next regularly scheduled meeting to be held on November 10, 2003.

Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this twenty first day of October 2003.