County Commission Meeting Minutes
April 28, 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, Clerk Abbie Mace and Deputy Clerk Suzanne L. Bagley was present to take minutes.

Sheriff Stegelmeier asked Attorney Trent Grant to look into revising amending Ordinance No. 98-04 which would state that all off road highway vehicles be required to display a red or orange flag. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to have an amendment to the Ordinance drawn up to make these changes. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Sheriff Stegelmeier stated to the commissioners that he would like two 35 mph road signs on the Chester Bridges. Sheriff Stegelmeier would also like to see a no parking and no swimming signs after 8:00 p.m. posted.

Patricia McCoy stated that Ernest Jensen the County outside auditor has given Treasurer McCoy the go ahead to use a short and over account in order to balance the redemption of County Warrants, in order to balance to the penny. Commissioners were made aware this, and approved.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy presented a letter from Mr. Dennis Phetteplace stating he was over assessed landfill fees since 1995. Mr. Dennis Phetteplace is requesting a refund in the amount of $ 480.00, which would be credited to his 2003 taxes.

Assessor Ivel Burrell gave commissioners three bids for a used vehicle from Taylor for $8,998.00. A bid from Monte Wight Motors for a 1999 GMC Jimmy for $11,772.00. A Bid from Stone’s for a 2002 Jeep Cherokee for $11540.00. Commissioner Smith made a motion to accept the bid for the 1996 Chevrolet S10 for the price of $8,998.00. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Assessor Ivel Burrell asked commissioners to consider raising the rates for real estate agencies and title companies’ internet access. Commissioners denied Ivel Burrell’s request, and stated that they would review this in October as done in the past.

Clerk Abbie Mace stated to commissioners that the new HIPPA laws are now in effect for Fremont County. Further training would be available.

Clerk Mace presented commissioners with Resolution #2003-07 which would call for a special Bond Election for expansion of the County Jail. This Election will be held May 27, 2003. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to accept Resolution #2003-07 which would call for a special Bond Election. Commission 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 meetings. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Karen Lords from Planning and Zoning asked for the commissioner’s to sign the building permit the new Parks and Recreation Snowmobile Groomer building. Commissioner Forbush signed the wavier of the Building Permit fees.

Karen Lords asked commissioners to sign a wavier for the County to waive a building permit for the purchase of a gravel pit from Dan & Trenna Maupin.

Judge Keith Walker came before the commissioners to discuss adult probation. Judge Walker indicated to the commissioners that there will be a change in probation.

Fremont County Juvenile Probation Officer Kirk Mace came before the commissioners to discuss Juvenile probation in Fremont County, and what services are available, and explained that we have established an intern program through BYU-I for Fremont and Teton Counties.

Lorraine Sutton a Member of the Ashton, and St. Anthony Chamber of Commerce came before the commissioners to ask for their support of a County wide tourist guide. Ms. Sutton would like to see a private committee formed in order to get this off to a good strong start. Ms. Sutton asked commissioners for support.

Pastor Brian Tousley from the Faith Baptist Church came before the commissioners to discuss his request for property exempt status for a part of the 2002 tax year. The commissioners denied Mr. Tousley’s request.

Tamara Cikaitoga Parks and Recreation Director came before the commissioners to discuss a road known as the Seeley River Access just north of Chester located at approximately at 2950 E. 1000 N. A new owner of the property has requested no parking on his property. This will be signed by the Road and Bridge department, and Law Enforcement will be made aware of this change.

The City of St. Anthony would like to have a soccer field built on the old gravel pit property owned by the County. Commissioners will meet with the Mayor, and discuss these issues.

Tamara Cikaitoga asked the commissioners permission to obtain bids for a new ton and half ton truck to haul the snowmobile groomers. Commissioner’s agreed.

Tamara Cikaitoga stated that the snowmobile committee would like to look into either leasing or purchasing a tractor and drag for next year. Commissioner Smith suggested that this request be put on hold for the time being.

Boyd Casselman from Innovative Team Concepts came before the commissioners to give a brief presentation on his new innovative team concepts for human resources. Mr. Casselman gave commissioners a portfolio to review, and would like to contact Clerk Mace at a later date.

Debbie Adams Social Services 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 one new lien. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to approve case #M2003-16. Deny case #M2003-11. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Weldon Reynolds Road & Bridge Supervisor opened the bids for crushed gravel. One bid was received from Gale Lim Construction for crushed gravel item # 703.04 aggregated for untreated base road mix approximately 5,000 tons at $ 1.25 per ton, and item #703.06 aggregate for cover coat material Class II Approximately 15,000 tons at $6.45 per ton. Siepert Construction bid Item # 703.04 aggregate for untreated base, road mix approximately 5,000 tons at $ 2.48 per ton, and Item # 703.06 aggregate for cover coat material Class II approximately 15,000 tons at $ 5.90 per ton. Weldon Reynolds would like to see this gravel crushed as soon as possible. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to award the bid to Siepert. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioners signed the contract between the County and the Dyer Group for the Salem Road Right-of–way acquisition.

Weldon Reynolds reported that the Five County Detention is ready for water and sewer to hooked up. This is scheduled for early next week.

Weldon Reynolds came before the commissions to ask permission for Blair Jones to be reimbursed for the use of his private cell phone which is used for work purposes a good share of the time. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to partially reimburse Blair Jones. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

On April 21, 2003 at 9:00 a.m. Dan & Trenna Maupin met at the Courthouse with Road & Bridge Supervisor Weldon Reynolds and Commissioner Forbush signed an agreement for the purchase of a gravel pit from Dan & Trenna Maupin for the amount of $65,000.00

Bill Wuthrick Emergency Management Director came before the commissioners to give a report and stated there aren’t any problems in the County.

Mary Lou Davis EMS Director came before the commissioners to give the EMS Report. Mary Lou Davis stated that one of the ambulances will need to be replaced within a couple of years, and would like to finds funds to help off set the costs of this. Another concern is how to fill people to fill day time EMT shifts, and then how to pay for them.

There being no further business to come before this Board the meeting was recessed until the next regularly scheduled meeting to be held on May 12, 2003.

Dated as St. Anthony, Idaho, this twenty eight day of April 2003.