County Commission Meeting Minutes
December 10, 2001

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, Treasurer Patricia McCoy, Assessor Ivel Burrell, Sheriff Thomas Stegelmeier, Clerk Abbie Mace and Deputy Clerk Suzanne Bagley was present to take minutes. 

Janice Stimpson County Extension Agent has asked commissioners to have Roger Thompson come and look at some repairs that may need to be done in the extension office in the basement.

Sheriff Thomas Stegelmeier reported that the newly remolded dispatch would be ready in January.

Assessor Ivel Burrell reported that the missed roll would be ready for January 15, 2002.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy reported that the sub roll went out.  

Clerk Abbie Mace read a letter from the Ashton Senior Center asking commissioners to consider remodeling and upgrades that would include having an overflow dining area and also have restrooms with handicap accessibility. Commissioner Baker will talk to Pete Chamberlin to check up further on the costs.

Trent Grant drew up a resolution on the GIS Policy Committee on policy and procedures of the GIS Office. Commissioner Baker made a motion to pass the resolution for the GIS Department. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept the following liquor licenses.

1.A-Bar Motel and Supper Club

2.Phillips Lodge

3.Hyde Restaurant

4.Imperial Club Ashton

5.Lake Side Bar

6.NBC Club

7.Shotgun Store

8.The Timber’s Edge

9.Hot Shotz Bar and Grill

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

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

Clerk Mace read a letter from Melvin Fairbanks asking commissioners to reconsider his taxes. Assessor Ivel Burrell, Brett Robison, and Jeremy Dixon have been out to look at the property and feel that this has been assessed at the proper value. Commissioners decided to uphold the decision of the Assessor’s Office and Clerk Mace will notify Mr. Fairbanks of the commissioner’s decision by mail.

Clerk Mace received a fax from Dave Van Drimmelen of Salt Lake City in regards to his property assessment, and would like the commissioners to reduce the assessment value for the 2001 tax year. Assessor Brett Robison and Deputy Jeremy Dixon will meet with Mr. Van Drimmelen in spring to reevaluate the property. Deputy Jeremy Dixon stated that Mr. Van Drimmelen missed the date to protest. Commissioners made the decision to uphold the decision of the Assessors Office.

Debbie Adams Social Service Director asked to meet with the commissioners in closed session. Commissioner Baker made a motion to go into closed 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 release of a lien. One Facts, Findings, and Conclusions of Law. Commissioner Baker made a motion to deny case # M2002-4.Deny case # 2002-1. Approve case # G2002-15. Approve case G#2002-16. Approve case G#2002-10. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Elmo Davis & Hugh Wright came before the commissioners to report on the three vans used for transportation of the Senior Citizens in Ashton and St. Anthony. These three vans have had lots of mechanical problems and are in need of more reliable transportation. Commissioner Forbush will look into this further, and report his findings back to the commission.

Tamra Cikaitoga reported that there are grants available to help with such projects. Parks and Recreation Director Tamra Cikaitoga offered to help with the writings of these grants for the purchasing of new vans.

Personnel Issues Commissioner Baker made a motion to go into executive session for personnel matters. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Davis declared the meeting open.

Dennis Keiser, Brad Fraise, and Bentley Roth with Western Technology and Management came before the commissioners to summarize their finding on the possibilities of construction of an ethanol plant in Fremont County. Mr. Keiser felt that there might be use for two ethanol plants within in the Upper Valley.

Marvin Hansen, Jean Robinson and Elizabeth Laden with the Fair Board came before the commissioners to ask that the lease between the County and the City of St. Anthony be terminated. Mr. Hansen stated to the commissioners that the most important factor was the consideration of how best to meet all the needs of the users of the premises. Mr. Marvin Hansen stated to the commissioners on the need to have several repairs of safety violations within the fair grounds. The commissioners would like to meet at a later date to discuss this further with the commissioners and the City Council.

Weldon Reynolds Road and Bridge Supervisor appeared with Kevin Schrieve, and Kim Wilson with Sunrise Engineering. Sunrise Engineering would like to help Fremont County with any grant writing projects. Mr. Kevin Schrieve also discussed the GIS program that Sunrise Engineering would be able to help with.

Adam Ackerman with Idaho Asphalt Inc. appeared with Road and Bridge Supervisor Weldon Reynolds to give the commissioners more information on an asphalt patcher. Mr. Reynolds would like permission to piggyback with the City of Blackfoot for $ 43,000.00. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to purchase this machine piggyback. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.    

Harold Lenz came before the commissioners to see if he could have the county plow his road. Mr. Lenz has had the County plow his short ¼ of a mile in the past, but circumstances have changed and commissioners will agree to go ahead and keep plowing his road. 

Gene and Lee Boyle appeared before the commissioners to discuss a right away at Grandview Estates. The Boyle’s were able to find where an easement is paid for, but not where the easement was ever recorded. Commissioner Davis will consult with Attorney Trent Grant to see if the county commissioners are able to help, or if Gene and Lee Boyle would need to hire an attorney and take this to civil court.  

District Seven Health Department was represented by: Bruce Arnell, Deon Staker, Jerry Woods, Richard Horne, Gary Rillema, Rose Tafolla and Mary Mather. District Seven gave commissioners the annual year-end report from each department. District Seven would like to be involved in any Disaster Service drills or training that Fremont County may do.

Carol Ploussard came before the commissioners to ask that the commissioners review her property and would ask for homeowners exemption. Carol Ploussard stated that she would like the restaurant part of the building to be considered residential instead of commercial. Patricia Mc Coy stated that the county could take off $150.00 for landfill fees. Patricia McCoy also suggested that commissioners cancel the personal property tax for 2001. Commissioner Baker made a motion to cancel the 2001personal property tax, and take off$ 150.00 for landfill fee. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. 

Commissioner Baker made a motion to close the courthouse at 12:00 noon on Christmas Eve, and 2:00 p.m. on New Years Eve. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

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 fourteenth day of January, 2002.

Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this tenth day of December 2001.