Present for the meeting were Commissioners Neal Christiansen, Glenn Davis and Frank Mackert. Clerk Mickie Funke was also present. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.
Elected Officials: Elected officials meeting with the commissioners at the regular monthly meeting were Assessor Ivel Burrell, Treasurer Patricia McCoy, Sheriff Terry Thompson, Clerk Mickie Funke and Roll Clerk Lisa Turner.
Sheriff Thompson reported that he had a proposal from the Ashton Family Practice to contract for medical assistance in the jail. The sheriff will continue negotiating for contracted medical service. Assessor Ivel Burrell has proposals for a used van for her department. No decision has been made at this meeting. Board of Equalization will be scheduled at the next meeting, valuation notices will be sent out the first week of June by the assessor’s office.
Clerk Mickie Funke who is also the Risk Manager discussed insurance claims and exposure. There are two employees that will be taking family leave act for illness.
Roll Clerk Lisa Turner discussed proposals from Computer Arts to upgrade the computer system with a new server. Commissioner Glenn Davis made a motion to authorize $15,000 to upgrade the server and to get an alarm system installed. Commissioner Frank Mackert seconded the motion. A voice vote was taken with all commissioners voting in favor.
Treasurer Patricia McCoy reported on the sheriff sale on Mobile Homes for unpaid taxes where the county ended up with six trailers. McCoy addressed Idaho Code. One of the trailers was moved and Garretts will pay the taxes and they will deal with the owner.
Commissioners accepted the right of way for the Dry Creek road discussed by the Forest Service and Derald House and Gary Marsden. House wants to vacate the road; he will work with Marsden and come back to the commissioners. Commissioners will re-appoint Bill Enget to the Animal Damage Control Board.
Moto Cross Track: Mike Eddins proposed the commissioners allow a motor cross/snowmobile track at the fair grounds. The ground is owned by the city but under the lease jurisdiction of the county. The county would not be required to help fund the construction. Eddins has volunteer equipment and labor to work on the track. Commissioner Glenn Davis who is working with the fair board will meet with Eddins on the site. Eddins will come back with additional information at the next meeting.
Social Services: Deputy Clerk Welfare Director Debby Adams and Mary Osborn met with the commissioners in a closed session to review claims for county services for medical care: Commissioner Glenn Davis made a motion on the following claims: to deny medical claim #99-167 for other resources. Commissioner Frank Mackert seconded the motion; a voice vote was taken with all commissioners voting in favor.
Road Report: Road Supervisor Weldon Reynolds updated the commissioners on road work being done and projects that are planned. One road assertion is being asserted by the county on the Spring Creek Road to be considered as a RS 2477 road.
Landfill: Commissioner Glenn Davis made a motion to piggy back a bid off of the City of Ammond for a Cat backhoe for each landfill. Commissioner Frank Mackert seconded the motion, a voice vote was taken with all commissioners voting in favor.
Jail Inspection: The commissioners completed a quarterly jail inspection and found no outstanding problems.
Weed Report: Weed Supervisor Tom Thompson reported that he has hired personnel for spraying and is beginning to spray. He discussed the need for an additional vehicle for his department and also one for Gary Hansen while he does the weed mapping. Thompson reviewed plans for the summer.
Waste Water Report: Waste Water Supervisor Dan Lostutter reported that there was a propane explosion at lift station #1 last week located at Macks Inn. It appears propane got into the sewer trenches containing the lines that led to the building and caused the explosion that damaged the equipment and building. The county’s insurance investigator and Butch Thomas, Chief Deputy Sheriff investigated the accident. There were no injuries and no leakage of the sewer out of the system. Lostutter contacted contractors for emergency repairs and authorized repair and parts as recommended. An estimated 70-75% of all sewer waste goes through the lift station. It is operational at this time with the emergency repairs.
The run off from the spring melt is filling the lines at Macks/Island Park. The run off is over at the Last Chance/Ponds system. The steel is buckling on the snowfluent building, Lostutter will meet with the engineer and contractor.
Kelly Wasden met with the commissioners on Sawtelle Subdivision and the take over of the lines by the county. Wasden’s contractor, Jack Zollinger is to send a letter to Division of Environmental Quality to be approved for the commissioners to officially take over the system. Lostutter and Wasden will work on getting the vents installed. The power bills will be taken over by the county.
Intermountain Benefit Insurance Proposal: John Simmons the marketing executive representing Intermountain Benefit Administrators discussed a partially self-funded health insurance fund for medical insurance.
Planning and Zoning: The phase #4 plat for Stonegate Subdivision was presented to be signed and accepted by the commissioners. Phase #2 as corrected was signed. A new letter of credit was presented for $143,768 and the developers asked to have the letter of $175,000 be released.
Liquor Licenses: Two applications for liquor and or beer were reviewed and approved as follows:
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 24, 1999.
Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this tenth day of May 1999.