County Commission

Meeting Minutes

February 10, 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 Stegelmeier reported to the commissioners that the jail currently has 25 inmates, and six are currently being housed out of County at $40.00 per day, per inmate.

Assessor Ivel Burrell asked commissioners for authorization to purchase a new vehicle for appraising because of ongoing mechanical problems. Commissioners suggested that Assessor Ivel Burrell try to get it fixed, and hold off on any purchase of any new vehicle.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy reported that there are four delinquent properties to be tax deeded to the County.

Clerk Abbie Mace discussed the future of the misdemeanor probation with the commissioners. Kurt and Sandi Hove owners of Mountain View Court Services are looking at leaving the area, and would like to know the future of the probation department should they decide to sell the business. Clerk Mace will get figures from the probation department.

Commissioner Smith made a motion to accept the 2002 Annual Audit Report from the Outside Auditors. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Clerk Mace stated that due to an improper bidding process all bids will be reconsidered less the Work Camps bids for remodeling of the extension office to include and office for the weed supervisor. This bid would allow Dave Rydalch Weed Supervisor from the Extension Office to do some remodeling in the Extension Office that would allow him some office space. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to accept the bid from Cherry Construction for $17,323.23. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to go into executive session for personnel issues. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote 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.

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to have Lisa Turner from Data Processing oversee the power point machine that will be used through out the County. Lisa Turner will be in charge of checking out the machine to each of the offices, and making sure that all equipment is properly returned and maintained. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioners would like more time to discuss the compactor that the Landfill would like to purchase.

Marjorie P. Fisher a Fremont County resident came before the commissioners to ask for homeowner’s exemption on her property for the last year to be reinstated. Mrs. Fisher had a change of address, and therefore lost her homeowners exemption when she no longer had a Fremont County address. Commissioner Trupp made a motion that he was not inclined to grant the exemption. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Robert Hodges from the Upper Valley Free Clinic and Dr. Cory Barnard came before the commissioners to give a brief overview of the Free Clinic. Mr. Robert Hodges asked commissioners for a donation. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to contribute that will be determined with more information. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Mayor Bill Beck from the City of St. Anthony came before the commissioners to discuss the curb and gutter on the street west of the courthouse in order to have diagonal parking. Mr. Beck stated that he was under the understanding that the engineering fees would cost would be split three ways; by the School District, the City, and the County. Commissioners discussed a price on the use of the back hoe or track hoe and the trailer set approximately $150.00 per hour. Clerk Mace asked that the Mayor get her an overall bid for the project before the commissioners decide to commit to anything.

Jim Mullen and Marla Vic from Keller and Associates came and gave commissioners a 90 day bidding forecast for the Yellowstone Road Project.

Clerk Mace asked commissioners to sign resolution # 2003-03 for the purpose of a joint application with the City and the County amending Resolution 2003-01 supporting a joint application with Fremont County and the City of St. Anthony for the purpose of the LHTAC Grant. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to accept resolution # 2003-03. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Jeff Snyder, Husk Crowler, Jeff Lindgren from Forsgren & Associates came before the commissioners to give a brief update on the Salem Road project, and any other projects that Fremont County may have with Forsgren & Associates.

Debbie Adams Social Service Director asked to meet with commissioners in executive session. Commissioner Smith 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 Smith made a motion to deny case # M2003-5. Deny case # M2003-9. Approve case # G2003-61. Approve case # G2003-73. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Dan Lostutter and Harry Barker from Island Park Sewer and Bill Davis from the Forest Service came before the commissioners to talk about the sewer systems, and Special Use Permit. The new permit will combine the Mack’s Inn Site and Last Chance Site into one permit. The permit will authorize 162 acres total. The Forest Service will need Fremont County to provide a map with sewer line locations as they exist. In addition the County will need to provide as-build drawings for both sites that show all existing structures and associated improvements. Fremont County will need to notify the Forrest Service when construction will begin at Last Chance.

Dan & Harry asked the bids be open for a new tractor. T & S Equipment submitted a bid for a 1995 Ford Tractor $29,990.00 the second bid was received from Rob Cooper for a Ford Tractor 1992 for $42,500.00. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to accept the bid from T& S Equipment. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Denny Jones Fremont County Surveyor came before the commissioners to let the commissioners know that the Idaho Department of Water Resources is asking for geographic information. County Attorney Trent Grant will need to take a look at this contract further.

Kim Goodman with Teton Land Trust, Alan May with Nature Conservancy, Dennis Aslet with Fish & Game, and Ken Beckman with the Soil Conservation came to meet with commissioners to discuss the different Land Trusts that each of these agencies have. Mr. Ken Beckman will give the County a copy of any easements that come from the Land Trusts. Kim Goodman with the Teton Regional Land Trusts gave the commissioners a brief overview of what they do.

Mike McDonald and Mike Dozel Fremont County Residents came before the commissioners to discuss the jumping and alcohol consumption by the Twin Bridges in Chester. Mr. Mike McDonald would like to see no alcohol signs posted. Mr. McDonald would like to see a couple of good raids done by the police, so that word would get around that under age drinking at the Twin Bridges is not tolerated. Commissioner Forbush will contact Trent Grant Prosecuting Attorney to see what can be done.

David Schiess from Schiess & Associates came before the commissioners to review the annual hook up fees at Mack’s Inn and Last Chance. Attorney Trent Grant will have a resolution by the next meeting for the fees.

Engineer Chris Park gave commissioners a report on the proposed implementation schedule for Last Chance snowmaking facilities at Last Chance.

Bill Wuthrick Emergency Preparedness Director came before the commissioners to give a report.

Kirk Mace Fremont County Juvenile Probation Officer came before the commissioners to ask for permission to purchase a vehicle for probation purposes. Mr. Mace is currently using 1997 4 X 4 pickup with 138,700 miles. Mr. Mace received five bids.

Stone’s Town & Country bid 2000 Toyota Camry $12,340.00

Taylor bid a Buick Regal 2002 $14,098.00

Taylor bid Chevy Malibu 2002 $10,648.00

Monte Wight Chevy Impala 2002 $11,800.00

Monte Wight 2003 Chevy Impala $14,000.00

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to accept the 2003 Chevy Impala from Monte Wight for $14,000.00. 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 24, 2003.

Dated as St. Anthony, Idaho, this tenth day of February 2003.