County Commission

Meeting Minutes

November 10, 2003

Present for the meeting were Commissioners Bill Forbush, 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.

Assessor Ivel Burrell stated to commissioners that she needed all the county leases, for tax purposes. She asked about what consists of a parcel for the Last Chance Sewer System expansion. Clerk Mace will call bond counsel for a clarification.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy asked the commissioner if she could hire a full time person in January. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to give permission to hire a full time employee starting in December.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy stated to the commissioners that parcel number A00201007C taxes had been cancelled for the 2000 year. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to cancel the taxes on the parcel A002001007C. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. Motion carries.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy gave commissioners cancellation in the amount of $577.77 for the month of October.

Clerk Abbie Mace presented commissioners with seven LID releases on the Mack’s Inn Sewer. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to release the LID liens. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. Motion carries.

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to sign a right of way easement from Karl and Chrisanna Peterson for a utility right-of-way. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. Motion carries.

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to accept the minutes from the previous meeting. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. Motion carries.

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to grant Depatco’s pay request for the construction of the Last Chance Sewer Expansion in the amount of 20 % of the entire project. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. Motion carries.

Commissioners discussed short term disability for Elected Officials. Commissioners will confer with Attorney Trent Grant at a later date.

Tamra Cikaitoga Park and Recreation Director came before the commissioners to give the commissioners the Golf Boards recommendation to hire Brad Mockley to be the new Golf Course Manager. This will be a three year contract with a salary of $2400 a month and $ 750.00 to hire help. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to approve the new Golf Course Manager. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. Motion carries.

Tamra Cikaitoga stated that the County has not received $300.000 from the Golf Course. In order to clear this up it will be kept from Mr. Mackert’s bonus until this matter is cleared up.

Tamara Cikaitoga asked commissioners for permission to order a camper top for her county pickup. Commissioners gave permission.

Tamara Cikaitoga gave commissioners an update on the progress of the snow groomer building.

Tamara Cikaitoga asked to purchase a piece of property up by Warm River through a land and conservation grant. This property would be used for a fishing access, and recreational purposes. Commissioners would like Tamara Cikaitoga to look into this further.

Jeremy Dixon asked to meet with commissioners in Executive Session about a personnel issue. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to go into executive session for personal issues. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. Motion carries.

Peter Gladstone Economic Development Director came before the commissioners to give commissioners a report on the Economic Development in Fremont County. Mr. Gladstone informed the commissioners about the status of a possible ethanol plant in the County, it doesn’t look very likely.

Jim Miller a Fremont County Employee from the Sheriff’s Office came before the commissioners to introduce a unit called Automated External Defibrillator which is a basically called a mini defibrillator. Mr. Miller would like to have everyone in the courthouse trained to use this machine. The cost of training would be $35.00 per person, the commissioners would like to have three employees, one on each floor, on a first come first serve basis. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to have three employees from the Courthouse to train, and the County will pay for training. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. Motion carries.

Debbie Adams Social Services Director came before the commissioners to ask to meet with them in executive session for the purpose of a Welfare Indigent Appeal. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to go into Executive Session for the purpose of a welfare hearing. Commissioner signed one new lien, one new Assignment, Facts Findings, and Conclusion of Law, and one Order of Reimbursement. Commissioner Forbush declared the meeting open. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to deny case #M2004-01. Deny case #M2003-34. Approve case # M2003-35. Deny case #2003-36. Approve case # G2004-12. Approve case #G2004-13. Approve case #G2004-14. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. Motion carries

Public Hearing

November 10, 2003

Commissioner Bill Forbush declared the meeting open. Commissioner Forbush asked Clerk Mace if proper notice had given. Clerk Mace stated that it had.

Commissioners states that for the record there was no conflict of interest.

Karen Lords asked that commissioners grant a partial road vacation in Pine Have subdivision #3 known as Rock Chuck Lane. Surveyor Rick Byrem stated that road is not currently being used and the current owners asked that this be called a partial plat vacation.

Kaye Oplin stated that there were no main concerns.

Denna Stratford who is an adjoining property owner, and is very much in favor of it.

Stephanie who represents the association, stated that the procedure is the main issue here, and that ten years from now the association is not being held liable.

Commissioner Forbush stated that there be no further public comment.

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to accept the partial plat known as Rock Chuck Lane. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. Motion carries. This concludes the public hearing.

Karen Lords from Planning and Zoning Administrator came before the commissioners to discuss the building permit for North Fremont Vo-tech. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to waive the building permit fees for the vo-tech in Ashton. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. Motion carries.

Bill Wuthrick Emergency Services Director came before the commissioners to ask if Fremont County would be in charge of holding the cert funds for North East District. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to accept the responsibility to take care of these funds. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. Motion carries.

Harry Barker from Island Park Sewer came before the commissioners to present three bids for a new pickup. Erickson Pontiac 2004 GMC Sierra 1500 bid at $ 17,600.00, North County GMC KIA bid at $20,715.00, and Monte Wight Motors Bid at $ 18,102.50. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to accept the bid from Monte Wight Motors. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. Motion carries.

Husk Crowther from Forsegren & Associates came before the commissioners to sign the engineering contract for the Last Chance Line Extension for the LID. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to approve the contract. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. Motion carries.

Weldon Reynolds Road and Bridge Supervisor and Butch Nagle Landfill Supervisor came before the commissioners to discuss a rental agreement on all the individuals who are currently renting out at the old Stud Mill property, which was recently purchased by the county. Rental fees will be paid to the Treasures Office, and an agreement will need to be signed by all individuals. Commissioners would like to have a 90 day billing cycle. Fees are to be determined by the commissioners, at a later day.

Commissioners discussed a letter written from Mr. Skinner regarding winter access to Shotgun West Subdivision. Clerk Mace will respond to the letter and state that plowing will be done as it has been done in the past from Old West Ranches, and will increases parking at its current location.

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 24 , 2003.

Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this tenth day of November 2003.