County Commission

Meeting Minutes

December 15, 2003

Present for the meeting were Commissioners Bill Forbush, Donald Trupp and John Hess.

Elected Officials: Meeting with the commissioners on the regularly scheduled monthly meeting were the elected officials Treasurer Patricia McCoy, Sheriff Tom Stegelmeier, Assessor Ivel Burrell, Attorney Trent Grant, Judge Keith Walker, Clerk Abbie Mace and Suzanne L Bagley

Sheriff Tom Stegelmeier stated to commissioners that there are currently 23 inmates being housed by the county.

Sheriff Stegelmeier reported several slide offs due to bad weather.

Assessor Ivel Burrell stated that BOE is scheduled for January. Assessor Ivel Burrell would like leases from the commissioners for leased property.  Clerk Mace is in contact with IAC regarding the problem.

Attorney Trent Grant reported that he has received no information on the redistricting law suit filed by several other counties. Commissioners may have missed the deadline to join the suit, but would look into this further.

Clerk Abbie Mace presented commissioners with one Jr. College application. Commissioner Hess made a motion to approve the one Jr. College application. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Clerk Mace presented commissioners with an agreement from Forsgren and Associates for the Last Chance Line Extension LID project. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to sign the agreement. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioners were presented with the barrower’s statement for Stanford Law Office. The total amount of the building is $73,190.50.

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

Mr. Don Carlos Smith asked to meet with commissioners in executive session. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to go into executive session for the purpose of potential litigation. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Forbush declared the meeting open.

Teri Short from Friends of Island Park Library came before the commissioners to discuss the potential creation of their own library district. The library is being forced to close due to lack of a contract with the Fremont County Library Board. Commissioners asked both parties to work together to resolve these issues.

Bob Hodgen with the Upper Valley Free Clinic met with the commissioners to introduce himself, and explain the service that are offered to Fremont County Residents. The Upper Valley Free Clinic is asking for a donation in the amount of $4,000.00. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to make a donation in the amount of $4,000.00. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Dan Lostutter from Island Park Sewer came before the commissioners to present an increase the amount of the hook fee for the sewer at both Mack’s Inn and Island Park Sewer in the amount of $3,900.00. Commissioner Hess made a motion to accept Resolution #2004-02 that would raise the rates. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Chris Park and David Schiess from Schiess & Associates came before the commissioners to discuss a few options regarding the Last Chance LID Snowmaking administrative project. Outside auditor Ernest Jensen with Jensen, Poulsen & Company came before the commissioners to discuss some administrative possibilities.

Schiess & Associates presented commissioners with a change order to add a air dryer separator that would cost an additional $2,000.00. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to approve the change order. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Karen Lords Planning and Zoning Administrator and Ralph Bernard who represents the developers of Solitude Elk Run came before the commissioners to ask that they sign the final plat of Solitude at Elk Run. Commissioner Hess made a motion to approve the Final plat of Solitude at Elk Run. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Bids on the vehicles from Erickson and Monte Wight were incorrect due to an error. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to amend the bid award to Monte Wight for a vehicle for Planning and Zoning Department. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Debbie Adams Social Services Director asked to meet with commissioners in Executive Session. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to go into Executive Session for indigent purposes. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioners Forbush declared the meeting open. Commissioners signed three Orders of Reimbursement, and three Facts, Finding, and Conclusions of Law. Commissioner Hess made a motion to approve case #G2004-28. Approve case #G2004-24. Deny case #M2004-04. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Weldon Reynolds Road & Bridge Supervisor and Dick Dyer came before the commissioners to give a report on the Salem Road Project. Mr. Dyer reported that they have been working to get easements from individuals, and things are coming right along.

Clerk Abbie Mace gave commissioners a copy of the completed Road Report for the 2004 year that will be submitted to the Idaho Department of Transportation.

Weldon Reynolds gave commissioners three bids.

1. Enterprise Motors Inc. bid $38,500.00 for a 2000 International ISM-280 for 124,643 miles.

2. Enterprise Motors Inc. bid $39,500.00 for a 2001 International ISM-280 for 78,579 miles.

3. Lake City International bid $45,750.00 for a 2000 that has less than 200,000 miles.

4. Kurtt Motors bid $39,900.00 for a Cat C-12 for 290,210 miles.

5. Select Trucks of Twin cities bid $25,000.00 for a ISM-330 for 156,000 miles.

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to approve the purchase of two freightliners from South Saint Paul Minnesota. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Weldon Reynolds stated that those residents who push snow across the road and will receive a citation, or will have a picture with a complaint.

Butch Nagle Landfill Supervisor asked commissioners for permission to use the internet out at the landfill. Commissioners felt that if the use of the internet was necessary, he was welcome to come to the Courthouse.

Butch Nagel asked commissioners to purchase a methane gas tester for out at the landfill. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to purchase a methane gas tester. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Matt Waldram with Colonial Life Insurance came before the commissioners to discuss the concern of some Elected Officials having short term disability, and asked several entities weather or not employees should also be required to carry disability. Commissioner Hess made a motion to exempt the elected officials from having to have short term disability, and continue to make it mandatory for all employees to have short term disability. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Hess withdrew the previous motion. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Hess made a motion to have disability insurance mandatory for everyone, and have each employee choose their level of risk in January.  Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Lisa Turner from Data Processing presented commissioners with a remote access agreement from CAI. Commissioner Hess made a motion to accept the agreement form CAI. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Greg Hulet a Fremont County Resident came before the commissioners to ask for some relief on his taxes as to when they moved in to his new home, and the amount that they were assessed. Commissioners denied his request due to the fact that Mr. Hulet missed appealing at the Board of Equalization.

Dave Rydalch representing North Fork Reservoir came before the commissioners to ask for relief on taxes for RP15N43E263301A. Commissioners denied Mr. Rydalch his request due to the fact that he missed the Board of Equalization.

There being no further business to come before this Board the meeting was recessed until the next regularly scheduled meeting to be held on January 12, 2004.

Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this fifteenth day of December.