County Commission
Meeting Minutes
March 22, 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 Patricia McCoy, Attorney Trent Grant, Judge Keith Walker, Clerk Abbie Mace and Deputy Suzanne L Bagley.

Judge Keith Walker came before commissioners to ask if the County could use an intern from BYU-Idaho, with the 100 year anniversary of the courthouse in 2009 to research the history of the courthouse and find pictures of its early years to be displayed in the courthouse. The students would receive a small stipend from the County, along with a credit from BYU-Idaho. The commissioners agreed the Judge will make the request in behalf of the County.

Commissioners discussed the replacement of the lights in the courtroom. Desert Electric bid $11,882.00, Lon Ricks bid $11,447.00, and JPS Inc. bid $13,440.00.

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to accept the bid from Lon Ricks for $11,447.00 to replace the lights in the Courtroom. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with commissioners voting in favor.

Sheriff Tom Stegelmeier reported to commissioners that there are currently 20 inmates being housed in the County Jail.

Commissioners were informed by ICRMP that quarterly jail inspections are to be preformed by the county commissioners. Commissioners will do this inspection today March 22, 2004 at 3:30 p.m.

Assessor Ivel Burrell stated to the commissioners that Assessments notices will be mailed soon.

Patricia McCoy stated that 91 Warrants of Distraint were turned over to the Sheriff’s office for unpaid personal property.

Attorney Trent Grant gave commissioners the Facts, Findings, and Conclusion of Law for Eagle’s Nest. Commissioners reviewed and signed the Facts, Findings, and Conclusion of Law for Eagle’s Nest Ranch Subdivision.

Clerk Abbie Mace asked commissioners to approve Resolution #2004-04 that appoints a privacy compliance officer, that would implement a privacy plan for safeguarding confidential information and to minimize the risk of unauthorized access use or disclosure and designating County offices that shall comply with the health insurance portability and accountability act. Commissioner Hess made a motion to approve Resolution # 2004-04. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

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

Scott Parker came before the commissioners to ask if they would be interested in having him grind wood products at the landfill. Mr. Parker charges $4.75 a finished yard to grind and haul off. Mr. Parker stated that he would be able to save space at the landfills. Commissioner Forbush suggested that Mr. Parker talk with Landfill Supervisor Butch Nagle and discuss this further.

Public Hearing
Newdale Area of Impact
March 22, 2004

Commissioner Bill Forbush opened the public hearing.

Planning and Zoning Administrator Karen Lords explained the purpose of the hearing and gave commissioners a copy of the proposed area.

Sandy Edward Chairman of the Newdale Planning and Zoning Committee came before the commissioners to discuss the Newdale Area of Impact zoning regulations.

Planning and Zoning Administrator Karen Lords stated to the commissioners that the Planning and Zoning Board did approve this.

Commissioner Hess asked if Walters Produce in Newdale wanted to be annexed into the city.

Sandy Edwards stated that Walters used 2/3 of the City Sewer System, and that whether or not they wanted to be included, they did use the City Water.

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to approve the proposed Area of Impact zoning regulations with the County administering zoning in the area of impact. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Attorney Trent Grant will draw up a joint ordinance approving this area of Impact, and the zoning regulations.

Commissioner Bill Forbush declared the meeting closed.

Karen Lords Planning & Zoning Administrator came before the commissioners to discuss getting funds to help with training and putting a county wide build out study and a cost of services study together. The commissioners suggested that the County look into an intern from BYU-Idaho to help with the completion of these studies and to ask Karen Lords to look into grants that would help with this.

Commissioner Hess made a motion to have Karen Lords pursue a cost of services study and build out study. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Shane Bahr & Ryan Brown from Drug Court and Tri County Probation came before the commissioners to ask the commissioners to sign for the second year grant for Tri- County Probation. The total amount of the grant is for $71,000.00. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to sign the grant application. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Paul Withers has been hired to replace Eric Orcutt who is being called to active duty for the military as the probation officer for Fremont County.

Gerald Jeppesen from High Country RC& D came before the commissioners to discuss having High Country RC& D administrator the grant for the Wildfire Mitigation Plan. Dave Rydalch County Noxious Weed Supervisor came to discuss having High Country RC&D administer the noxious weed grant the county has received from the state. The commissioners signed both contracts to have High Country RC& D administer both grants.

Debbie Adams Social Services Director asked to meet with commissioners in executive session. Commissioner Hess 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 one Lien. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to Deny case #G2004-90. Deny case #G2004-93. Deny case #M2004-09. Deny case #M2004-11. Deny case #M2004-13. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with commissioners voting in favor.

Lisa Turner from Data Processing came before the commissioners to discuss the new phone system, any requests for new phone lines or enhancements that cannot be done by Lisa Turner need to be requested from the commissioners. If there is a need in any department for any phone enhancements, it will be purchase from that departments budget.

Weldon Reynolds Road & Bridge Supervisor came before the commissioners to give a Road & Bridge Report. Weldon Reynolds asked commissioners what the decision was in response to Angela Vannucci letter. Commissioner Hess and Weldon Reynolds will write a letter to Angela Vannucci regarding her request for dust abatement.

Weldon Reynolds gave commissioners an update on the Salem Road. Things are going well, and should be ready to bid this summer.

Commissioners signed the lease agreement with Wells Fargo for a new CAT D6R Tractor. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to sign Resolution #2004-03 that would authorize the execution and delivery of a governmental lease purchase master agreement no. 101124 supplement no. 101124-402 and related instruments, and determining other matters in connection therewith. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

The commissioners inspected the jail and will submit a report to ICRMP the counties insurance company.

There being no further business to come before this Board the meeting was recessed until the next regularly scheduled meeting to be held on April 2004.

Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this twenty second day of March 2004.