County Commission Meeting Minutes
January 27, 2003
 

Present for the meeting were Commissioners Gordon Smith, 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.

Sheriff Thomas Stegelmeier reported that there are approximately twenty inmates at the present time in the jail.

Assessor Ivel Burrell asked gave commissioners a price of $2,804.00 for the purchase of a power point projector that would be used by the entire Courthouse. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to accept the purchase of a power point projector from InFocus Direct Sales for the purchase price of $2,804.00. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Treasurer McCoy stated that the ending balance for the joint quarterly report is $12,794,272.41.

Treasurer McCoy stated that there are nine parcels to be tax deeded for 1999 delinquent taxes. Treasurer Patricia McCoy stated that there is an undisclosed number of tax deeded property at this time, due to the fact that there are a couple of mortgage companies still being contacted. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to proceed with the process of tax deeding. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Clerk Abbie Mace discussed the front steps of the Courthouse. Custodian Curtis Jeppeson states that the heater to the front steps were not in working order. Commissioner Forbush will look into this matter further before any decisions are made.

Clerk Mace presented two Junior College applications. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to approve both applications. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

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

Commissioners voted to nominate David Radford to the District Seven Health Board.

Karen Lords Planning and Building Administrator asked commissioners to approve the plat for River Rock Estates, developers for River Rock Estates are Sid & Adriane Keller. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to approve the plat and sign the developmental agreement for River Rock Estates. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Public Hearing
January 27, 2003

Commissioner Forbush stated that a public hearing was held on January 27, 2003 in the commissioner’s room in Fremont County, St. Anthony, Idaho.

Planning and Zoning Administrator Karen Lords read the summary of Ordinance No.2003-01 amending chapter II policy 9 sections D and E by deleting reference to the adoption of “Uniform Building Code” and adding reference to the adoption of the “International Building Code” and International Residential Code. Ordinance No. 2003-02 is an Ordinance amending the Fremont County Development code by amending Chapter I Section F subsection 4 chapter III Section D Subsection 2 and 3 and chapter XIV section HHH by deleting the words “Uniform Building Code” or the Acronymn UBC and adding the words “International building Code” and International Residential Code” or the Acronymn IBC and IRC amending chapter XIV Section UUU by deleting the definition for UBC and adding definitions for IBC and RBC.

Commissioners Forbush asked for any public comment.

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to accept the Ordinance 2003-01 and 2003-02. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Forbush closed the public hearing and declared the regular commissioners meeting open.

Ken Beckman from Yellowstone Soil Conservation District came before the commissioners to ask for a letter of support to apply for a nitrate work study grant in the Ashton area. Commissioner Smith made a motion to sign a letter of support. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Tamra Cikaitoga Parks and Recreation Director came before the commissioners to notify them that Bill Hathaway who Fremont County contracts with water ways maintenance with will be retiring next year, and would like to help train his replacement. Tamra asked commissioners to review a one year contract from Mr. Hathaway. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to accept the one year contract. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Parks and Recreation Director Tamra Cikaitoga asked commissioners permission to test a snowmobile grooming drag. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to test the equipment. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Dave Rydalch Fremont County Weed Supervisor presented commissioners with three bids for the remodeling that would give Mr. Rydalch a new office in the Extension Office.

1. Doug James Construction bid $23,133.08

2. Cherry Construction bid $17,323.23

3. Thompson Construction bid $17,541.00

4. St. Anthony Work Camp bid $7,434.05

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to accept the work camp for the remodeling of the Extension Office to accommodate office space for the Weed Supervisor. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioners will discuss with Attorney Trent Grant if it is possible to use funds from the noxious weed fund, or if it will be taken out of current expense.

Debbie Adams Social Service Director asked to meet with commissioners in executive session. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to go into executive session. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Forbush declared the meeting open. Commissioners signed one new Lien, two Releases of a Lien, two Facts, Findings, and Conclusions of Law.

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to approve case #G2003-57. Approve case # G2003-62. Approve case #G2003-63. Approve case #G2003-65. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Ernest Jensen with Jensen & Poulsen Fremont Counties outside auditor came before the commissioners to present the annual audit.

Ernest Jensen stated that he would like to praise the past commission on the sewer system. Mr. Jensen like the commissioners to review the past years figures and make a motion to accept it at the next commissioners meeting.

Mr. Jensen stated that Fremont County is financially sound.

Dan Lostutter and Harry Barker discussed Mack’s Inn and Island Park sewer fees accounting and accounts. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to adopt the reserve retained earning beginning October 1, 2002 into the SDC expansion fund and the hookup fee upgrade for both systems. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Mike Boyer with CMS Viron came before the commissions to make a presentation for Energy Performance Contracting. Performance Contracting is a method for facility owners to make capital improvements to their existing energy equipment infrastructure, finance all associated cost, and have guarantee that the resulting associated energy and operating saving will cover the debt service.

Road and Bridge Supervisor Weldon Reynolds came before the commissioners with Forsgren and Associates to discuss the Salem Road Project and give the Road and Bridge Report.

Road and Bridge Supervisor Weldon Reynolds asked commissioners to sign the LHTAC grant applications Resolution number 2003-01 and this would be for the overall highway project plan and Resolution 2003-02 and this is for the improvement of this project. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to approve both resolutions Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Butch Nagle Landfill Supervisor came before the commissioners to ask them to approve a trash compactor up in Island Park for a price of $24,900.00. Supervisor Butch Nagle would like to take a look before purchasing it, but feels like this is good deal. Commissioner gave Butch Nagle permission to look at this before any decisions are made. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to have Butch Nagle go and look at the compactor. Commissioner Smith 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 10, 2003.

Dated as St. Anthony, Idaho, this twenty-seventh day of January 2003.