County Commission

Meeting Minutes

February 9, 2004

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.

Attorney Trent Grant suggests to commissioners that the Eagles Nest work meeting be set for February 24,2004 at 9:00 a.m. in the morning.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy gave commissioners cancellations in the amount of $400.15 for the month of January.

Treasurer McCoy presented commissioners with six leases at the Stud Mill property for storage. Commissioners signed them.

Assessor Ivel Burrell asked commissioners to reconsider a request from Mr. Roseborough asking that his value be adjusted on parcel # C18157500010 in the amount of $114.96.

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to make the adjustments on Mr. Roseborough parcel. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Assessor Ivel Burrell asked commissioners how they felt about having a Department of Motor Vehicles in Island Park to better serve all residents. Commissioners advised Assessor Ivel Burrell to check into this further.

Sheriff Tom Stegelmeier gave commissioners three bids for a phone system that would be compatible for the 911 system:

Connective Computer Cabling bid $24,522.12

Cutthroat Creek Data bid $28,688.00

Home Theater Design bid $27,775.45

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to accept the bid from Connective Computer Cabling. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Sheriff Stegelmeier stated that there are currently 20 inmates being housed in jail.

Clerk Abbie Mace presented commissioners with three bids for 92 new phones for the Courthouse.

Data Tel bid $21,114.00

Home Theater Design bid $23,704.00

CCC Telecommunications $19,825.00

Commissioner Hess made a motion to accept the bid from CCC Telecommunications for $19,825.00. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to sign one release of LID lien on the Mack’s Inn LID Sewer. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Hess made a motion to approve five Jr. College applications for individual who have met the requirements. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

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

Commissioner discussed Spring Creek Manor’s request for a reduction in Landfill fees. Commissioner Hess made a motion to deny Spring Creek Manor’s request for a Landfill reduction. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Karen Lords Planning and Zoning Administrator with Attorney Marvin Smith via phone asked commissioners for a plat amendment at Fisher Pointe at Sawtell Meadows amending Sawtell Meadows Subdivision. Commissioner Hess made a motion to accept the plat amendment. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Karen Lords and Neil Shupe came before the commissioners to discuss the possibility of building a building that would house Mr. Shupe’s chemicals at the St. Anthony Airstrip. Commissioners would like to go and look at the property in person before making any decisions.

Karen Lords informed commissioners that there would be an annual Contractors Meeting hosted by the Planning & Building department, March 4, 2004 at the Senior Center in St. Anthony.

Attorney Lynn Hossner came before the commissioners to discuss a piece of property RP13N42E070150A owned by Judy Wright. Mr. Hossner stated that the property taxes increased $8,000.00 in one year. Commissioner directed Mr. Hossner to reapply for the ag exemption with the Assessors Office.

Outside Auditors Bob Poulsen from Jensen Poulsen & Company PLLC gave commissioners an annual report. Mr. Poulsen stated to the commissioners that Fremont County is in sound condition.

Matt Davis a Fremont County Resident came before the commissioners to discuss the gravel pit in Wilford that was previously owned by the Davis Family. Mr.. Davis stated that he would like to have this gravel pit deeded back to the Davis Family. Commissioners will have Road & Bridge Supervisor Weldon Reynolds give commissioners the status on the gravel pit, and then confer with County Attorney Trent Grant regarding the legal aspects of property.

Weston Banta from Connective Cabling came before the commissioners to discuss the bids that were presented to commissioners this morning. Mr.. Banta answered questions that anyone may have regarding the work that connective cabling will be doing. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to use copper and fiber optics to connect the Extension Office and Prosecutors Office to the Courthouse. Commissioner Hess 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 sessions. Commissioner Hess 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, and two Releases of a Lien, and one Catastrophic Assignment. Commissioners signed three Facts, Finding and Conclusion of Law and three Orders of Reimbursement. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to approve case #G2004-57. Approve case #G2004-68.Approve case #G2004-69. Approve case #2004-70. Approve case #G2004-65. Approve case #G2004-71. Approve case #G2004-63. Approve case #M2004-12. Approve case #M2004-05. Deny case #M2004-08. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Rolland Caldwell a Fremont County Resident came before the commissioners to ask for some tax relief on their Island Park property north of the Texaco Station located on the east side of the road. Commissioners will ask Attorney Trent Grant to review this further, and will get back to Mr.. Caldwell at a later date. Mr.. Caldwell stated that he would pay the first ½ of this years taxes by the end of the month. Commissioners forgave penalty and interest in the amount of $10.59.

Eric Routt a member of the National Guard came before the commissioners to ask if the National Guard could use the Fremont County Fairgrounds for training purposes the first week in March. Clerk Abbie Mace will write a letter to the National Guard from the commissioners granting the use of the facilities.

Richard Horn, Deon Stoker, Kelly Eager, Owen McLaughlin, from District Seven Health Department came before the commissioners to give the Annual Fremont County report. District Seven Health Department gave commissioner a brief overview on the services that are available to Fremont County Residents.

Russ Ader and Blair Jones from Road and Bridge came before the commissioners to give a Road & Bridge report. Russ Ader reported on the Yale Kilgore road project that has been reviewed by Road & Bridge. If this project is approved it will probably be 2009 or 2010 before funds become available.

Russ Ader stated that roads are in good condition with banks winged back and shoulders cleared.

The old 21 crawler tractor finally died. It is a 1952 model and parts are not available for it. Road & Bridge feels that it is not worth trying to fix, they would like to buy a new D-6 or D-7. This would be on a lease purchase piggyback for a Cat DARYL Series II for a price of $239,850.00 with a guarantee buy back of $115,000.00. Commissioners would like to discuss this further.

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 23, 2004.

Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this ninth day of February.