County Commission Meeting Minutes
October 28, 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 Thomas Stegelmeier reported to commissioners on transport fees from the jail, due to jail overcrowding problems.

Assessor Ivel Burrell reported to the commissioners that November 21, 2002 would be a possible date for the Sixth District Elected Official Meeting.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy came before the commissioners to discuss the term limit issue.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy reported a drop in interest paid to the County. The current interest amount paid was $200,480.28 for the 2002 budget year.

Clerk Abbie Mace gave commissioners a letter from Madison County asking if Fremont County would like to participate. Commissioner Baker made a motion to give Madison County $5,000.00 to participate in the cloud seeding program throughout several counties. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Clerk Mace received a phone call from Brad Smith an Island Park resident regarding the covered garbage ordinance. This ordinance would require that any garbage that be transported, be covered in order not reduce liter along side the road.

Clerk Mace discussed with the commissioners the possibilities of combining the juvenile probation Madison, Teton, and Fremont County. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to combine with the other counties in order to participate. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Clerk Mace gave commissioners a memo regarding the land transfer for the Search and Rescue Building. This would allow land transfer from the City of St. Anthony to the County.

Clerk Mace presented to the commissioners a liquor license for the Imperial Club in Ashton. Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept the Imperial Clubs license. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioners agreed to nominate Jack Nelson Latah County Commissioners for a member at large for the Capital Crimes Defense Fund. Commissioner Baker made a motion to approve Jack Nelson to be a member at large. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept ten LID Releases. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Mr. Bowers asked for a refund on property taxes due to a mistake from acreage done at a previous meeting. Commissioners Baker made a motion to deny Mr. Bowers his request. Commissioner Forbush did not second the motion. Commissioner Glenn Davis voted not to refund any monies to Mr. Bowers.

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

Clerk Mace presented to commissioners a copy of the levy’s to review for the 2002 tax year and the 2003 budget year.

Clerk Mace presented commissioners with minutes from a special Commissioners Meeting on October 17, 2002. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to accept these minutes. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Wendy Baron from INNEL came before the commissioners to give commissioners an update of some of the happenings from INNEL.

Clarence Angell came before the commissioners to discuss Mr. Angell’s request for circuit breaker relief on both homes. Assessor Ivel Burrell stated to the commissioners that Mr. Angell would need to appeal to the state.

Weldon Reynolds Road and Bridge Supervisor came before the commissioners to give commissioners a report from Road and Bridge. Weldon Reynolds received a letter form Forsgren regarding the Salem Road Project and the ITD statement and completion of the Salem Road Project.

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 Amended Catastrophic Assignment. Social Services Director Adams gave commissioners an annual report for indigent assistance. Commissioner Baker made a motion to Deny case # M2002-30. Deny case #2002-31. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Baker made a motion to have individuals who are applying for food vouchers to come in themselves. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Lance Brower from the County Extension Office spoke with commissioners to discuss the issue of the payment for the livestock scales for the fair. Commissioners stated to Mr. Brower that communication is the key between himself and the fair board.

Karen and Blayne Brokens representing Shotgun West Subdivision came before the commissioners to ask for adequate parking to get into the subdivision. Residents would like to see the roads plowed. Commissioners would like to visit with Road and Bridge Supervisor Weldon Reynolds to see what their options are.

Mary Lou Davis Emergency Services Director came before the commissioners to give a brief report.

Tamra Cikaitoga Park & Recreation Director came before the commissioners to discuss some of the issues that will be discussed at the golf committee meeting tonight.

Commissioners asked Parks and Recreation Director Tamra Cikaitoga for permission to purchase one new groomer, and hire two new employees. Commissioner Baker made a motion to approve the purchase of a new machine, and new employee.

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

Moe Burnside from Burnside Construction appeared with Tamra Cikaitoga to discuss the bid of the County snow grooming bid. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to amend the bid for the snow groomers building to its original price. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Karen Lords from Planning and Zoning asked commissioners to sign the building permit for the 5-C Detention Center. Commissioners are waving the fees to this building, and therefore are signing the permit.

Commissioners agreed to set the landfill fee for the 5-County Detention at $800.00. Commissioner Baker made a motion to charge the 5-County Detention $800.00. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. Commissioner Davis did not agree with the decision, but was over ruled.

There being no further business to come before this Board the meeting was recessed until the next regularly scheduled meeting to be held on the twenty- fifth day of November, 2002.

Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this fourteenth day of November 2002.