County Commission

Meeting Minutes

December 18, 2002

Present for the meeting were Commissioners Richard Baker, and Bill Forbush, and Commissioner Donald Trupp.

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, Prosecuting Attorney Trent Grant, and Clerk Abbie Mace and Deputy Clerk Suzanne L. Bagley was present to take minutes.

Lisa Turner Data Processing came before the commissioners to inform them that Computer Arts would like to reload the main server.

Lisa Turner has asked Trent Grant to write up an agreement regarding outside entities to access information from the County via internet connections.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy gave commissioners a copy of a letter received, and a request made by Fremont County Resident Mr. Paul Price asking that his late charges and interest on taxes be forgiven. Commissioners agreed to deny Mr. Prices request.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy stated that there were thirty six parcels that are in the process of being tax deeded for 1999 taxes.

Assessor Ivel Burrell asked commissioner to approve a power point projector. The cost on this machine $ 2,828.29 and would be used through out the Court House for all of the offices. Commissioner Forbush stated that this will be taken under advisement.

Assessor Ivel Burrell presented a letter from Fremont County Resident William Medley to ask for homeowner’s exemption. Commissioner Baker made a motion to deny the request, and have him apply for homeowners for the 2003. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Baker made a motion to appoint Stacey Dexter and Ed Harrigfeld to the Fremont County Golf Advisory Board. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

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

Clerk Mace asked commissioners to approve one liquor license for Squirrel Creek Elk Ranch. Commissioner Baker made a motion to approve the Liquor License. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Clerk Mace asked commissioners to approve two Jr. College applications. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to approve the applications. Both met the qualifications. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioners agreed to sign a joint powers agreement for the combining of the Juvenile Probation between the five area Counties of Fremont, Madison, Teton, Clark and Jefferson. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to approve the agreement for the combining of the Juvenile Probation. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion a full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Trupp stated that he would like to see the 5-C Detention with only two credit cards. The 5-C administration requested five; this request will be presented to the 5-County Detention Board.

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

Kirk Mace Fremont County Juvenile Probation Officer came before the commissioners to have the commissioners sign a Memorandum Agreement to support the Functional Family Therapy Agreement. This agreement would allow the department to enter into a contract with Idaho Youth Ranch regarding a juvenile leaving state custody. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to sign the agreement. Commissioner Baker 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 Baker made a motion to go into executive session. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Forbush declared the meeting open. Commissioners signed two new liens. Commissioner Baker made a motion to approve case #G2003-31. Approve case # 2003-23. Deny Case #M2003-3. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Mike Harker a Fremont County Tax Payer sent a letter requesting tax relief. Mr. Harker missed the deadline for the Board of Equalization. Commissioner Baker made a motion to deny his request. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioners will check into this further, and notify Mr. Mike Harker by mail as to the decision of the commissioners.

Dave Rydalch Fremont County Weed Supervisor came before the commissioners to give the weed report. Dave Rydalch asked commissioners to sign Resolution No. 2002-26 that would declare Houndstongue, Mayweed Chamomile, St. Johnswort, and White Bryony as noxious weeds. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to approve Resolution No. 2002-26. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Dan Lostutter and Harry Baker from Island Park Sewer came before the commissioners to give the sewer report. Dan Lostutter reported to the commissioners that Mike Vickers resigned from the Sewer Advisory Board. It was suggested by Dan Lostutter that Mr. Vickers not be replaced, thus having five members instead of six with the chairman breaking any tie votes. Commissioners agreed.

Commissioners approved purchasing an easement for line extensions in Last Chance Ranch Subdivision at the November 25, 2002 meeting. They also authorized Schiess & Associates to continue on with the snowmaking project at Last Chance Sewer Department.

Dan Lostutter gave commissioners a proposal for the Sewer to purchase a 1995 Ford 9030 Tractor and a new Snow Blower from T & S Equipment Inc. The 1995 Ford 9030 Tractor is listed at $ 35,000.00 and the snow blower is $ 5642.00. This will be done by bid. Commissioner Baker made a motion to have the Island Park Sewer bid on either the purchase or lease with the option to purchase of a Tractor with Snow Blower and also to rent a tractor until the bidding process is completed. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Chad Ball came before the commissioners to discuss the agreement between Chad Ball and Fremont County on the property located on Section 19 Township 7 North, Range 40 East. Mr. Ball has his Reclamation Plan in place from the Idaho Department of Lands. Chad Ball has requested till 2004 to remove the stockpile of gravel completely. Commissioner Trupp made a motion sign the agreement. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioners Trupp made a motion to amend the agreement stating that any activity in the lake would need to be done during business hours. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Karen Lords Planning and Zoning Administrator received a letter from City Attorney Penny Stanford stating an impasse between the City of St. Anthony and the County in creation of an impact zone through the process of negotiation. The Mayor has appointed three City officials to serve on a nine member board. This letter also states that the County Commissioners also serve on this panel. The six members will meet to choose the additional three members of the board on January 2, 2003 at 7:00 p.m.

Sheriff Tom Stegelmeier asked to meet with the commissioners in executive session. Commissioner Baker made a motion to go into executive session for the purposes of litigation matters. Commissioner Trupp 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 January 13, 2003.

Dated as St. Anthony, Idaho, this eighth day of December 2002.