County Commission
Meeting Minutes
May 10, 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, Judge Keith Walker, Clerk Abbie Mace and Deputy Suzanne L. Bagley.

Sheriff Stegelmeier reported that there are 28 inmates in custody.

Assessor Ivel Burrell stated that assessment notices will be going out by June 1, 2004.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy gave cancellations in the amount of $621.97 for the month of April. The Treasurers Office reported an amount of $6,163.56 was collected from the county surplus sale.

Attorney Trent Grant reported to the commissioners that he has a letter drafted to Kathy Hammons of Community Solutions.

Commissioners will set the hearing for the partial dissolution of the Island Park Library hearing for June 3, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in the Courtroom.

Clerk Abbie Mace reported to the commissioners that Yost Office Systems gave two bids of $1,666.00 and $2,331.10 for replacement of the shredder that is located in the downstairs of the courthouse. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to purchase the shredder, and check on the price of a maintenance agreement. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner will canvass the Primary Election Results on May 27, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Room.

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 adopt Ordinance #2004-3 which is the Final Assessment of Last Chance Sewer Snowmaking LID. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Hess made a motion to have Commissioner Trupp sign on behalf of Fremont County for the Economic Development Grant application from the Department of Commerce. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Butch Nagle Landfill Supervisor came before the commissioners to give a landfill report.

Karen Lords, Planning & Zoning Administrator, and Mayor Bill Beck came before the commissioners to ask that they sign a joint powers agreement. The County for the county to do the building inspections for the City of St. Anthony. The mayor would like to review the agreement with the City Council before signing.

Karen Lords asked the commissioners to sign a waiver of fee for Ag Shop at North Fremont High School. Commissioners signed the permit.

Karen Lords asked permission for the purchase of a camper shell for the Planning & Zoning pickup. Commissioners asked her to get more information on costs first.

State Legislators Don Burtenshaw, JoAnn Wood, Lenore Barrett, Dell Raybold, and Brent Hill along with several members of the Friends of Island Park Library, and several concerned citizen came before the commissioners. Bart Krawetz spokesman for the Friends asked commissioners to have a public hearing for the partial dissolution of the Fremont County Library District. Mr. Krawetz has asked commissioners to set a hearing as soon as possible. Attorney Trent Grant stated that a hearing has been set on June 3, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in the Courtroom of the County Courthouse. Mr. Krawetz gave the commissioners some information pertaining to the creation and operation of the library in Island Park. Attorney Trent Grant explained to the group that public comment will be accepted at the hearing in June and cannot be heard in this meeting. Legislators Dell Raybold, Brent Hill, JoAnn Woods, Don Burtenshaw, Lenore Barrett spoke with commissioners regarding the library in Island Park.

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 new Lien, one Catastrophic Assignment, one Facts, Finds, and Conclusion of Law. One Continuation. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to approve M2004-10, deny case #M2004-14. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Steve Heaton and Stacy from DEQ came before the commissioners to inform them of a few changes in state regulations concerning landfills. Mr. Heaton stated that the quarterly landfill inspections will now being done jointly with District Seven Health.

Weldon Reynolds, Road & Bridge Supervisor, came before the commissioners to give a Road & Bridge Report. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to sign the ITD Road Enhancement grant application. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Husk Crowther with Forsgren & Associates came before the commissioners to discuss the Last Chance Line Extension Line resolution. The hearing will be held on June 1, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Building. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2004-07 declaring the intention of creating a Local Improvement District No 2004-1. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to use commercial financing for this LID. Commissioners Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Mayor Bill Beck met with commissioners to discuss the agreement between exchanging property owned by the county at the Fair Grounds (100 foot strip along the airport) and the Gravel Pit on the south side of St. Anthony for property owned by the City which is currently used by the county for the landfill. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to adopt a transfer with the City pending review. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was herd with all commissioners voting in favor.

Board of Equalization
May 10, 2004
Causality Loss and Exempt Rolls

Mrs. Saiz stated that there was a fire on February 14, 2004 and would like to file a casualty loss form due to a fire. MHA002005009X 1972 Memory Trailer in Ashton Idaho.

Commissioner Forbush stated that the fairest way would be is to pro-rate the value it out. They were in the home for 45 days. The pro rated value was $1,221.00 for market value. Commissioner Trupp agreed. Commissioner Hess agreed. Commissioner Forbush agreed.

Exempt Rolls – Commissioners approved the following properties as exempt:

American Legion Post #89

Ashton Christian Fellowship

Ashton Community United

St. Johns Lodge #52

Baptist Church

Berean Baptist Church

Church of Christ, St. Anthony

Colonial Baptist Church

LDS Church

East Central Idaho

Fall River Rural Electric Coop

Fremont Telecom Co

Grand Teton Council

International Church of the Pines

LDS Church

National Guard Amory

North Fork Reservoir Co

Presbyterian Church

Psyche Developmental Foundation

Regional Council for

Ricks College

Ray Rigby

Rocky Mountain Ministries Inc.

Roman Catholic Diocese

Roxy Community Center

Satellite Development Center

St. Anthony Congregation

Yellowstone Mt. Post #9425

Zion’s Lutheran Church

St. Anthony RR Company

Jehovah Witnesses

Commissioners denied the St. Anthony Railroad and exemption.

Ag Exemptions Rolls - Commissioners granted agriculture exemption of 3158 parcels of property.

Homeowners Exemption Rolls – Commissioners granted homeowners exemptions of 3,121 parcels of property

Circuit Breakers Rolls - Commissioners approved 446 applications for property tax reduction roll.

Commissioner Forbush declared the hearing closed.

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 17, 2004.

Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this tenth day of May, 2004.