County Commission Meeting Minutes
May 19, 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.

Assessor Ivel Burrell came before the commissioners to explain the casualty loss forms in the event that a Fremont County resident has suffered a loss to due to fire etc.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy stated to the commissioners that a tax break has been given on the landfill fees to those who qualify for circuit breaker program. Commissioners advised Treasurer Mc Coy to continue this practice.

Attorney Trent Grant presented commissioners with a draft resolution that would require whip sticks on any off road vehicles. Commissioners and the Sheriff will review this further.

Clerk Abbie Mace discussed the proposal made to Penny Stanford to have her Law Office Building appraised, and split the costs for the appraisal.

Clerk Mace contacted Mr. Dennis Birch regarding the purchase of the page wire. Mr. Birch’s Attorney Marvin Smith will draw up the agreement that states Fremont County is finished with the Birch’s fence, road, ect. of the Lowell Birch property.

Commissioners reviewed and signed the application and signed in favor of Fremont County being a Storm Ready County.

Commissioners discussed a letter received from Ron and Joyce Lane. Mr. Lane is in the processing of selling his home, and would like to offer the ground to the County for purchase. Commissioners denied his request.

Clerk Mace presented commissioners with Resolution # 2003-09 for the John Deer loader lease which the landfill will purchase for the purchase price of $40,500.00 for five years. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to accept the lease of the loader. Commissioner 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 meeting. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Karen Lords Planning and Building Administrator came before the commissioners to discuss lot splits by Fremont County residents that have not been approved by the Planning and Zoning Department. Attorney Trent Grant will notify these residents by mail that they are not in compliance will have to stop work. Attorney Trent Grant suggested that a land use consultant be brought in to revamp the code, in order to effectively make this work.

Commissioner Smith made a motion to go into executive session for litigation purposes. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Forbush declared the meeting open.

Weldon Reynolds Road and Bridge Supervisor gave commissioners a Road and Bridge Report.

Jim Moon a Fremont County Resident who came before the commissioners regarding the cattle guard on the road known as Sadorus Hill Road. Road and Bridge Supervisor stated to the commissioners that the cattle guards be at least 24 ft. wide. Weldon Reynolds stated that Mr. Moon would have to have it at least 16 ft. wide for now, but at any time, may be required to expand that to the 24 ft. and buy the extra width. Commissioner Smith made a motion to accept the 16 ft. for now, but at any time be required to expand to the 24ft. at the owner’s expense. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Smith made a motion to purchase a used Waldon Sweepmaster 250 Road Broom at the purchase price of $17,950.00 from Metroquip Inc. in Boise. Commissioners Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioners would like to note that they were unable to obtain any other comparable bids.

Phil Young a Fremont County Resident came before the commissioners to ask for a variance on a foundation on a piece of property in the Aspen Ridge Subdivision. Mr. Young’s current property does not meet requirements. Fremont County Building Inspector Charles Allen stated that if a private engineer were able to sign off it, the County would approve it. Mr. Young was advised that he needed to take all matters before the Planning and Building Department.

Tamra Cikaitoga Parks and Recreation Director came before the commissioners to ask about opening the Snowmobile Enterprise Account for the purpose of a loan to complete the groomer building in Island Park. This amount of the loan was $130,000.00 and the grant balance is $59,046.80, the total balance to open the budget is $189,046.80. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to be added to the snowmobile fund is $ 189,046.80 the budget. 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. Commissioners 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.

There being no further business to come before this Board the meeting was recessed until the next regularly scheduled meeting to be held on June 9, 2003.

Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this nineteenth day of May 2003.