County Commission Meeting Minutes
May 12, 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.

Penny Stanford came before the commissioners to discuss the possibility of selling her law office building located on 1st West. Commissioners will take this under advisement.

Commissioners discussed increasing the speed limit on 244 N. to 30 mph. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to increase the speed limit to 30 mph. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy gave commissioners cancellations in the amount of $819.42 for the month of April.

Clerk Abbie Mace presented commissioners with information for a new reader printer in the Clerk’s Office for the Recorder. Yost Office Systems gave commissioners a bid $11490.00. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to approve the purchase of this machine.

Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Clerk Mace presented a liquor license from B & D Texaco LLC to be approved. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to approve the license. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Clerk Mace read a letter from the Soil Conservation requesting a letter in support of budgetary funds for the 2004 fiscal year in the amount of $5,000.00 in annual assistance. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to help financially support the Yellowstone Soil Conservation District with a commitment of $5,000.00. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner signed a letter from Debbie Adams Social Services Director regarding a partial release on an indigent claim. This claim would release the property from the unnamed individual until refinancing could be done at lower rate. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to do a partial release. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioners signed a letter of intent for the waste water facility between the County and DEQ. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to accept a timeline. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Clerk Mace presented commissioners with letters from individuals responding to the Fire Mitigation interviews.

Clerk Mace presented commissioners with a release of LID Lien on the Mack’s Inn Sewer System. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to accept the Release of an LID Lien. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

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

Clerk Mace will contact Penny Stanford, and notify her to get three bids from appraisers. Commissioners would like to agree to have Penny Stanford split half of the appraisers cost if the building is purchased.

Board of Equalization

May 12, 2003

Commissioner Bill Forbush declared the Board of Equalization open.

Assessor Ivel Burrell stated to the commissioners that will be approving exemption rolls only.

Assessor Ivel Burrell received exemptions for the following:

American Legion Post #89

Ashton Christian Fellowship

Ashton Community United

Ashton Lodge #73

Baptist Church

Berean Baptist Church

Bonneville Power

Church of Christ

East Central Idaho

Enterprise Irrigation Dist.

Faith Baptist Church

Fall River Rural Electric

Fremont Telcom

Grand Teton Council

Juvenile Corrections Center

International Church of the

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

National Guard Armory

North Fork Reservoir Co.

Presbyterian Church

Psyche Development Foundation

Regional Council for Christian Ministry

Rick’s College

Ray Rigby – North Fork Reservoir Company

Zion’s Lutheran Church

Rocky Mountain Ministries

Roman Catholic Diocese

Roxy Community Center

Satellite Development Center

St. Anthony Congregation of

Yellowstone Mountain Post # 9425

Yellowstone Power & Irrigation Co.

Commissioners denied:

Oregon Short Line Railroad Company

St. Anthony Railroad

Commissioners reviewed list received for those Fremont County Residents who qualify for Circuit Breaker.

Commissioner Forbush, Trupp, and Smith approved all 353 Fremont County Residents who qualify for Circuit Breakers.

Ivel Burrell asked commissioners to approve the residents in Fremont County who qualify for homeowners Assessor Ivel Burrell stated to the commission that there are approximately 3,135 residents who received homeowners.

Commissioners Trupp, Smith, and Forbush approved those who qualify homeowners.

Commissioners Trupp, Smith, Forbush approved Ag Exemption roll.

Commissioner Bill Forbush closed the Board of Equalization.

Dennis Birch a Fremont County Resident who owns property on 400 N. in St. Anthony stated that when Fremont County put up a new fence, they removed the page wire that was in place on the previous fence. Road and Bride Supervisors Russ Ader, and Blair Jones were also in attendance.

Mr. Birch stated that if the County would purchase the page wire, he would put the wire up. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to purchase 8 rolls of 150 ft of page wire and that it is up to Mr. Birch to install it. Mr. Birch stated that this would be the end of the road issues. Commissioners will have the County Attorney draw up an agreement for Mr. Birch to sign.

Russ Ader and Blair Jones from Road and Bridge came before the commissioners to give the Road and Bridge Report. Weldon Reynolds Road & Bridge would like to look into the purchase of a road sweeper broom. Clerk Mace stated that there needs to be three competitive bids.

Butch Nagle Landfill Supervisor stated that the monitoring well testing at the Landfills were successful. Butch Nagle stated to the commissioners that any building contractors that bring waste to the landfill will be charged. No exceptions will be made.

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to accept Resolution # 2003-08 which would add a five percent increase to the Fremont County Landfill fees collected by the Fremont County Treasurers Office Effective June 1, 2003. Commissioner Smith 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 Session. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Forbush declared the meeting open. Commissioners signed two Continuations, one new Appeal, and one Facts Finding and Conclusion of Law, and one Order of Dismissal for case # M2003-06. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to deny # M2003-12. Deny Case # M2003-15. Deny case # M2003.17. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Public Hearing Vacation of Road in the Lambert Addition

May 12, 2003

Commissioner Bill Forbush opened the public hearing on vacation of a road in the Lambert Addition in Marysville

Fremont County Attorney Trent Grant stated that this was a public hearing for the vacation of a road in the Lambert addition.

Mr. Grant asked clerk Mace if there was proper notification given to all property owners.

Clerk Mace stated that this was done.

Mr. Rick Byrem stated that he was representing Mr. & Mrs. Dean L. Larson and Mr. & Mrs. Harold O Johnson. Mr. Rick Byrem stated that immediately to the east of their property is a platted 49.5 foot wide street that has never been developed and which they would like to see vacated.

Commissioner Trupp asked if there was anyone in present that may be opposed.

No one stated any opposition.

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to accept the vacation of the road and also direct Attorney Trent Grant to prepare a Facts, Finding, and Conclusion of Law. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Forbush closed the public hearing.

Michael Mace came before the commissioners to offer his Human Resources Services for Fremont County. Mr. Mace stated that he believes that the importance of Human Resource Services is a key factor, and would like to assist the staff in these areas.

Mr. Mace stated that he charges $55.00 per hour plus expenses. He also stated to the commissioners that if the Commissioners were not satisfied with his work, the County would not have to pay.

Commissioners agreed to consider budgeting for a Human Resources person to assist the County with personnel needs in the 2004 fiscal budget.

Karen Lords from Planning and Zoning came before the commissioners to discuss lot splits. Commissioners will meet with Karen Lords and Prosecuting Attorney Trent Grant to discuss this issue more at the next commissioners meeting.

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 19, 2003.

Dated as St. Anthony, Idaho, this twelfth day of May 2003.