County Commission Meeting Minutes
June 23, 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, Sheriff Thomas Stegelmeier, Clerk Abbie Mace and Deputy Clerk Suzanne L. Bagley was present to take minutes.

Sheriff Tom Stegelmeier reported to the commissioners that there were several domestic violence calls over the weekend. There are currently 27 inmates being housed in the jail.

Sheriff Stegelmeier has received several complaints on the whip stick and ATV ordinance in the county.

Clerk Abbie Mace presented commissioners with the request that Attorney Penny Stanford’s clients withdrew the petition to vacate the Sawtelle Meadows Subdivision Plat.

Mr. Vickers indicated to Karen Lords from Planning and Zoning that he would like a refund on any fees that he paid, since the plat vacation would be withdrawn. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to deny Mr. Vickers. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to accept Resolution #2003-10 that would set aside 20% of its safety net payments received pursuant to H.R. 2389 as passed by the United States Congress for purpose of enhancing the health and safety of U.S. National Forests located in Fremont County. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Smith made a motion to accept Resolution #2003-11 allocating that portion of its safety net payments received pursuant to H. R. 2389 as passed by the United States Congress which have been set aside for the health and safety of the U.S. National Forests located in Fremont County as follows: 40% of the set aside funds to title II projects and 60% of the set aside funds to title III projects. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to accept Ordinance #2003-04 to adopt the St. Anthony area of impact map. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Smith made a motion to accept Ordinance #2003-05 adopting the zoning regulations in the St. Anthony Area of impact. Commissioner Trupp 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 seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Richard Roberson, Cindy Roberson, Audra Mason, Julie Phillips, Ken Phillips, Cristy Youngstrom, Tony Rothwell, and Carol Rothwell residents from the Salem Area along with Dave Rydalch the Fremont County Weed Supervisor came before the commissioners with a petition that would ask the formation of a mosquitoes abatement district. Clerk Abbie Mace stated that the proper requirements would need to be made in order for the formation of this abatement district.

Supervisor Butch Nagle from the Landfill is requesting permission from the commissioners to purchase a fifth wheel trailer. Butch Nagle will need to get three bids. Road and Bridge Supervisor Weldon Reynolds would be willing to help with some funds from his department to purchase the trailer.

Matthew Waldram from Colonial Life Insurance came before the commissioners to introduce himself. Matthew Waldram stated that he would be Fremont County’s agent.

Bill Wuthrick Emergency Services Director came before the commissioners to discuss a grant application from the Bureau of Disaster Services in the amount of $40,000.00. This grant money would be used for helping with homeland security. More information will be available at a later date.

Mayor Bill Beck came before the commissioners to discuss the road project west of the Courthouse and other projects between the City and the County. Mayor Bill Beck requested that the County and City start planning for the recreation area to be developed at the county gravel pit on the south side of St. Anthony. All parties agreed that they should be equally involved at the planning table. Tamara Cikaitoga commented to the commissioners that BYU-Idaho may have an intern that would be interested in the project.

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 four new liens, one release of a lien, one Facts Findings and Conclusion of Law, and Order of Dismissal of case #M2003-11. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to approve case #M2003-10 for an additional six months. Commissioners gave partial approval for case #M2003-18. Approve case #G2003-127. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Karen Lords from Planning and Zoning came before the commissioners with Matt Grover and Mike Krieger to ask that the commissioners approve a subdivision of High Top Estates. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to accept the plat. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Rick Byrem came before the commissioners to discuss an amended plat of the Aspen Heights Subdivision. Grant Ritchie is the Developer, and Rick Byrem is the representative. Commissioner Smith made a motion to approve the plat amendment. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to have the Fremont County Building Inspectors decline from doing any outside work on energy saving inspections as a conflict of interest. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Angela Vannucci a County Resident came before the commissioners to ask that her

$380.00 be refunded to her or be credited to her taxes because she had paid to have dust applied to the road in front of her home last year. Mrs. Vannucci asked Commissioners to take care of her road, or she would have to take other means to get it done. Commissioners denied her request.

Weldon Reynolds Road and Bridge Supervisor came before the commissioners to discus 900 North in Ashton. The County has been maintaining this road on the assumption that they have the right of way, but come to find out, this road belongs to BLM. Weldon Reynolds will ask for an extension to remove gravel from the County gravel pit on the south side of St. Anthony from the City of St. Anthony.

The Hell Canyon Road from north river road north to the Forest boundary is still considered a County road and is a seasonal road.

Lisa Turner from Data Processing came before the commissioners to discuss an agreement for those individuals who wish to have public access to the computer room. Anyone who comes into the computer room other than a County employee will be required to sign in.

Commissioners discussed the air conditioning in the computer room. Commissioner Trupp and Data Processing Lisa Turner will look into this further.

Parks and Recreation Director Tamra Cikaitoga came before the commissioners to give a Parks and Recreation report.

Tamara Cikaitoga gave commissioners five bids on a Skid Steer Loader; Commissioner Trupp made a motion to accept the John Deere. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Tamara addressed the issue of the Golf Course not turning in money each day.

Policy is that monies from the Golf Course needs to turned in each day. Tamara Cikaitoga has offered to go and pick up the bags, but it is not being done. Tamara Cikaitoga will draft a letter on behalf of the commissioners stating that this is not acceptable and that there has been no improvement and the commissioners will appoint a designated courier and expenses be charged to them against Mr. Mackerts contract.

Penny Stanford asked to go executive session with the commissioners. Commissioner Smith made a motion to go into executive session for the purpose of potential litigation. Commissioner Trupp 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 July 14, 2003.

Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this twenty third day of June 2003.