County Commission
Meeting Minutes
February 24, 2003

Present for the meeting were Commissioners Gordon Smith, Bill Forbush, and 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 stated that he currently has seven inmates housed out of County.

Assessor Ivel Burrell received a letter from Mr. Gene Williams discussing his concerns to the Assessor regarding his landfill fees. Assessor Ivel Burrell stated that she directed a letter to Mr. Williams explaining the process.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy presented to the commissioners cancellations in the amount of $3,045.39 for the month of January.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy stated to the commissioners that she is in the process of hiring a full time person. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to support Treasurer Patricia McCoy in her decision to hire a new full time person. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Treasurer McCoy asked permission from commissioners to go ahead and decide with Clerk Mace and Assessor Ivel Burrell on the status of the planter at the front entrance of the Courthouse. Commissioners granted this request.

Attorney Trent Grant stated that Fremont County will wait to hear from Mr. Williams before any decisions are made as to his request for a landfill fee. Commissioners reviewed Mrs. Fishers request again and upheld their original decision not to grant home owners exemption for last year.

Clerk Mace received a letter from the Upper Valley Board of Guardians. The Upper Valley Board of Guarding is asking that the commissioners appoint Julie Stoddard for a two year term to serve on the Board of Upper Valley Guardians. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to appoint Julie Stoddard for a two year term. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Clerk Mace asked commissioners to sign the wolf deprivation plan. This would be a one time monies that allow cattlemen to recuperate any losses by a wolf. Commissioners signed this request.

Clerk Mace made commissioners aware of several new changes regarding elections. The Federal Government will be sending State funding and the Counties are being asked to appropriate matching funds. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to support this request. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

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

Clerk Mace asked commissioners to accept a release of a Mack’s Inn Sewer LID Lien. Commissioner Smith made a motion to approve the release. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to accept one Junior College application. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Smith made a motion to sign Resolution #2003-04 establishing the 2003 sewer capitalization fee pursuant to section 13.01.181. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Fremont County Golf Course

February 24, 2003

Parks and Recreation Director Tamara Cikaitoga read the legal notice and the proposed rate increases.

Commissioner Bill Forbush asked if there was any public comment.

Mr. Doyle Walters stated that the senior rate is too high, and the Golf Course may loose business because of the rate increase. Commissioner Gordon Smith asked Mr. Walters what he thought the solution may be. Mr. Walters would like to see the senior rates not increase.

Commissioner Gordon Smith made a motion to accept the proposed golf rate increases.

Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Bill Forbush stated that the hearing was closed.

Butch Nagle Landfill Supervisor came before the commissioners to discuss the purchase of Caterpillar 816B trash compactor with a 90 day limited warrantee. This purchase will be made with a trade of a JD 75 Crawler. Commissioner Gordon Smith made a motion to trade straight across. Commissioner Donald Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Weldon Reynolds Road and Bridge Supervisor came before the commissioners to read a letter from Rick Byrem for a request for a public hearing for a road abandonment. Mr. Byrem is representing Mr. and Mrs. Harold O. Johnson, and Mr. and Mrs. Dean L. Larsen. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to start the abandonment process. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Weldon Reynolds has been in contact with Dan Maupin for the purchase of property to be used for a gravel pit. The County will pay .80 cents per cubic yard. This agreement will be for ten years with the option to renew.

Karen Lords Planning and Zoning Administrator and Janet Craven from Rural Addressing came before the commissioners to give their 2002 annual report.

Karen Lords offered John Laux the Building Inspector job for Fremont County. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to give Karen Lords Permission to hire Mr. Laux, and to keep Mr. Pierce on for about one week in order to make the transition. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Karen Lords asked commissioners to pick a Building Official. Commissioners will table this further.

Karen Lords had commissioners sign two driveway permits.

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to make Karen Lords Building Official for one year. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor

Bill Davis from the Forest Service came before the commissioners to have them sign the special use permit with the Forest Service for the use of the property that the Mack’s Inn and Last Chance sewer systems are at which will expire in 2017. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to accept the terms of the special use permit. Commissioner Smith 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. 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 two releases of a lien, and two continuations for a hearing. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to deny case # M2003-8. Approve #M2003-10. Approve #G2003-74. Approve #G2003-81. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Jean Robinson, Marvin Hansen, Pam Davis, Brent Ripplinger, Randy Hillman and Bev Johnson members of the Fremont County Fair Board came before the commissioners to inform them of the Fair Boards long range goals, and plans at the fairgrounds.

Chris Park and Paul Scoresby from Schiess and Associates came before the commissioners to open the bids for the Last Chance/Ponds Lodge Wastewater Treatment Facility upgrade:

1. Bateman & Hall - $910,450.00

2. ABC-$861,500.00

3. Edstrom-$780,935.00

4. Depatco-$796,027.00

All bids have been signed, addendums are attached with bid bonds, bids are signed, subs are named, the commission have taken the bids under advisement and will award the bids at the next regular commission meeting.

Chris Park updated the commission about the evaporator study being conducted at Mack’s Inn Sewer System. He informed the commissions that Schiess and Associates would we need to perform a seepage test as part of this study. This test would also satisfy the requirements for the next year’s DEQ requirement test.

Reed Miller from Ormond Construction came before the commissioners and asked to meet with the Commissioners and Elected Officials in Executive Session for litigation purposes. 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.

Doyle Otteson, John Lee & John Gaskill representing Alcoholic Rehabilitation Association (ARA). Mr. Gaskill explained their 90 day rehabilitation to commissioners. Mr. Gaskill also stated that this is a non-profit organization. Mr. Gaskill stated that this program could be an asset to treatment verses just housing people. The commissioners will discuss this with the Judge and Sheriff and let Mr. Gaskill know of there decision.

Kim Campbell a county resident came before the commission to request that he only be charged taxes from the time they moved into his home in December 2002. The assessor had him assessed for 214 days. Mr. Campbell received his assessment notice with the Board of Equalization deadlines. Mr. Campbell stated that he missed the deadline for the Board of Equalization. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to deny Mr. Campbell’s request because Mr. Campbell had missed the Board of Equalization appeal deadline. 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 March 10, 2003.

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