County Commission

Meeting Minutes

January 26, 2004

This is a condensed version of the minutes. A complete set of minutes can be obtained by the Clerk's Office

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, Clerk Abbie Mace and Suzanne L Bagley.

Sheriff Tom Stegelmeier stated that the jail is currently housing 14 inmates in Fremont County, and 8 out of County.

Sheriff Stegelmeier received four bids for a voice recorder system for dispatch at the Sheriff’s Office:

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to accept a voice recorder system from Eventide in the amount of $14,808.00.

Assessor Ivel Burrell received a letter from John Roseborough asking commissioners to cancel taxes on a backhoe that was assessed personal property tax for a full year, and is now claiming that he no longer has the equipment and would like the taxes cancelled. Mr. Roseborough did miss the Board of Equalization deadline. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to deny Mr. Roseborough request. favor.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy gave commissioners a joint quarterly report of $9,218,093.05. Treasurer McCoy stated that there are 9 properties that will be tax deeded to the county.

Treasurer McCoy stated that there are four properties that are in the name of state agencies that are now delinquent on their property taxes, and will be treated like the rest. Commissioner Trupp made motion to open a checking account for the purpose of auctioning surplus item on surplus.

Commissioner Hess made a motion to adopt Fremont County Ordinance No. 2004-02 which create protection for groomed trails. An ordinance providing that the operation or actual physical control of a self-propelled vehicle other than a snowmobile on groomed snow trails within Fremont County is a misdemeanor.

Doug Clegg a representative from Spring Creek Manor came before the commissioners to discuss taxes and landfill fees. Mr. Clegg would like the commissioners to discuss the possibility if having his taxes and landfill fees reduced. Treasurer McCoy stated that there was a credit given due to an error that has been corrected, and landfill fees will continue to be reviewed annually. Commissioners will take this under advisement, and will notify Mr. Clegg of their decision at a later date.

Tamara Cikaitoga Parks and Recreation Director gave commissioners a draft for the contract for the Golf Course Manager.

Clerk Mace will draw up a letter in support for a grant to purchase some equipment. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to cancel taxes on the Stone property for the 2004 and 2005 tax years should the County be given first option to buy of the property. Tamara Cikaitoga asked commissioners to purchase a snowmobile drag. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to approve the purchase of the drag.

Chris Park from Schiess & Associates came before the commissioners to ask for change order number six, but commissioners did not approve the order, until some changes are made.

Chris Park asked commissioners for a tool list to be approved for the LID project. Mr. Park stated that there is money set aside for this. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to purchase the tools. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Lisa Turner Data Processing Administrator met with the commissioners. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to go into executive session for the purpose of personnel issues. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Mary Lou Davis EMS Director came before the commissioners to inform them of an Emergency Response Mock Disaster in Lemhi County. Fremont County can take an active part in person or by phone. Commissioners agreed to participate via table top.

Debbie Adams Social Services Director asked to meet with commissioners in Executive Session.

Phil Baker from Fremont County School District asked to meet with commissioners in Executive Session.

Weldon Reynolds Road & Bridge Supervisor came before the commissioners to give a Road & Bridge Report. Weldon Reynolds gave commissioners seven Right of Way deeds at Warm River for the Stone property. Weldon Reynolds informed commissioners that he would like to put in a grant application to replace the Stone Bridge before the Fun Farm Bridge, or if two applications could be put in at the same time.

Bill Wuthrick Emergency Management Director came before the commissioners to give the Emergency Management Report. He has ordered 2000 sand bags for an emergency.

Doyle Beck from BECO Construction came before the commissioners to discuss personal property that he feels was assessed in error. There was a question as to weather or not he made the timeline to have his case heard. Assessor Ivel Burrell contacted the State Board of Tax Appeals to see if Mr. Beck could indeed appeal. Greg Cade from the Idaho State Tax Commission gave an explanation. Attorney Trent Grant stated that his advise to the commissioners would be to leave things as they are, and make any changes for next year. Commissioner Hess made a motion to have Clerk Mace request from the State Tax Commission to reconvene of the Board of Equalization. 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 February 9, 2004.

Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this twenty-sixth day of January