County Commission Meeting Minutes
April 9, 2001

Present for the meeting were Commissioners Glenn Davis, Richard Baker, and Bill Forbush.

Elected Officials: Meeting with the commissioners on the regularly scheduled monthly meeting were the elected officials, Deputy Assessor Brett Hill, Treasurer Patricia McCoy, Prosecuting Attorney Trent Grant, Sheriff Thomas Stegelmeier, Clerk Abbie Mace and Deputy Clerk Suzanne Bagley was present to take minutes.

Sheriff Thomas Stegelmeier reported to the commissioners that Darin Blanchard stated some concerns to the Sheriff about speed limit signs, and would also like to have the old Fall River Road Bridge grated. Commissioners will have Road and Bridge remove the pole, patch the hole, and see that signs are put up.

Attorney Trent Grant and City of Island Park Attorney Stephanie Bonnie will meet to discuss the road maintenance agreement.

Attorney Trent Grant will have the personnel policy manual to the commissioners by midweek.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy reported to the commissioners that payment was received from the Forest Service for operation and maintenance only, for the sewer systems.

Treasurer Mc Coy would like to confirm that Mr. Kevin Birch no longer has the contract on the Courthouse grounds, before proceeding with another bid.

Treasurer McCoy reported to commissioners on the Key Bank banking problem. Commissioners will have Treasurer McCoy make a presentation to the bank with Fremont Counties request.                    

Treasurer McCoy asked that permission be granted for Custodian Curtis Jeppesen to purchase filters that would provide cleaner air.

Treasurer McCoy presented cancellations in the amount of $ 3,01.39.

Deputy Assessor Brett Hill reported to the commissioners on the Hartman-Taft Land Exchange Proposal in Island Park, it would become public land and lose the tax base. Board of Equalization hearings are scheduled for May 14, 2001 to approve or deny exemptions. The main roll will start June 28, 2001 and finish July 9, 2001.

Deputy Assessor Brett Hill gave three bids on stoves, for the employee break room.

Sears: $ 349.88

C& C Supply: $ 485.00 

Stronks and Sons: $560.00.

Clerk Abbie Mace presented several items to be addressed from District Seven Health Department.

Clerk Mace reported that the Herd District Petition is still pending.

Commissioners received information on Idaho State Tax Commission meeting to be held on May 9-10, 2001 Idaho Falls.

Commissioner Forbush made a motion to help the Library in Island Park with payment on their propane bill. Commissioner Baker did not second the motion. Commissioner Davis made the finial decision to help with payment on their propane bill in the amount of $ 994.30. Commissioner Glenn Davis asked that Clerk Abbie Mace set up a meeting with the Island Park Library Board to meet and find out why funds are so limited before issuing payment.

Jim Gerber sent a letter to commissioners regarding the Craig Wyden Bill. Commissioners will review this further.

Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept the minutes from the previous meeting. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioners discussed the replacing of the tile on the landings of the upper floor. Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept the tile replacement on the upper floor. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Clerk Mace will get three bids on the floor.

Commissioner Davis signed a Release of Local Improvement District Lien for recording.

Clerk Mace asked for permission to replace the windows in the Clerks office. Permission was denied.

Clerk Mace reported to the commissioners that Julie Cottrell will be leaving the Clerk’s Office to accept a job in Boise with the State, and applications will be taken to fill this position.

Ken Parker appeared before the commissioners to express his views on the Speed limit change on the South River Road. The commissioners will review this further and inform Mr. Ken Parker of their decision at a later date.

Social Services Director Debbie Adams asked to meet with commissioners in a closed session. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to go into closed session. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. One Catastrophic Assignment and three liens were presented for signatures. Director Adams submitted a quarterly report for Indigent Assistance. Commissioner Baker made a motion to open the session. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to approve Medical Claim #M2001-20, Deny Medical Claim # M2001-22, and approve Medical Claim# M2001-06. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Planning and Zoning Administrator Karen Lords and Charles Allen were present to submit names to the commissioners for a new Planning and Zoning Member. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to appoint Rod Dalling for a Planning and Zoning Board Member. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioners signed a Proclamation declaring international Building Safety Week April 8-14, 2001.             

Treasurer Patricia McCoy and Deputy Assessor Brett Hill were present before the commissioners to report the findings for the year 2000 Idaho Board of Tax Appeals. Treasurer Patricia McCoy stated that there are 21 Parcels and over $ 3,333.00 in cancellations.

Road and Bridge Supervisor Weldon Reynolds submitted his report to the commissioners. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to purchase a CAT roller with cab. Commissioner Baker 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 April 23, 2001.

Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this Ninth day of April 2001.