County Commission

Meeting Minutes

June 28, 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, Attorney Trent Grant, Clerk Abbie Mace and Deputy Suzanne L. Bagley.

Sheriff Stegelmeier stated that are 17 inmates currently in jail. Clerk Abbie Mace presented commissioners with a Resolution Establishing Administrative Fee for Drug Testing of Adult Misdemeanor Probation. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to approve Resolution 2004-10 which would Establish Administrative Fees for Drug Testing. Commissioner Hess 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 meetings. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Hess made a motion to ratify the appointment of Robert Cope to the district Seven Board of Health Appointment. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Steve & Kristine Inskeep Fremont County Residents came before the commissioners to clear up what they feel is a misunderstanding. The Inskeep’s are in the process of setting up a Bed & Breakfast in the Macks Inn Sewer System boundary. The Inskeep’s stated that they are not a commercial business for Planning and Zoning requirements, and feel that they are not under the same guidelines as everyone else. Dan Lostutter Supervisor of the Macks Inn Sewer stated that under the Sewer Ordinance, this is considered a commercial business. Due to the total amount that would be charged for the sewer hookup fees and service development fees, the Inskeep’s will forget the idea of the Bed & Breakfast, and just rent the house out.

Lisa Turner from Data Processing asked to meet with commissioners in executive session for the purpose of potential litigation. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to go into executive session. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Kyle Babbitt from the Henry’s Fork Foundation came before the commissioners to give them an update on the Henry’s Fork Greenway Project. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to pay the bills as they come in for the Greenway Project and submit them to the Forest Service for reimbursement on the grant the county received for this project. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Karen Lords from Planning and Zoning and Darrell Kofoed from Mountain River Engineering who is representing Jamie Walker who is the Developer for Snake River Butte Ranch Subdivision came before the commissioners to ask that this subdivision be signed along with a development agreement. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to approve the plat and the developmental agreement. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Debbie Adams Indigent Director asked to meet with the commissioners in executive session. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to go into executive session. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioners signed two new liens. Commissioner Forbush declared the meeting open. Commissioner Hess made a motion to deny case # M2004-17, and deny case #M2004-22. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Jonathan Davis a Fremont County Resident came before the commissioners to discuss his tax notice, which he feels has been wrongly assessed for the Last Chance LID. Mr. Davis stated that he did not attend the public hearing for the Last Chance LID. Clerk Mace contacted Rick Skinner to ask if after the rolls have been certified, if a refund was legally possible. Mr. Skinner stated that with a public hearing, new assessments could be calculated and reassessed. Mr. Davis stated that he would withdraw his request.

Mary Lou Davis EMS Services Director came before the commissioners to discuss purchasing land in Island Park for the Ambulance. Commissioners will discuss this further.

David Eby a Fremont County Resident came before the commissioners to discuss the amount he is being charged for his Last Chance Sewer fees. Mr. Eby would be interested in building some more units, and would like to not have to pay the full hookup fees and service development fees. The commissioners stated that they would not be able to give Mr. Eby a reduction of these fees. Mr. Eby would also like the commissioners to abandoning a portion of the road adjacent his property. The commissioners informed Mr. Eby he would have to request a road abandonment from the City of Island Park, because they have jurisdiction over this road.

Weldon Reynolds Road & Bridge Supervisor came before the commissioners and gave a Road & Bridge report.

Commissioners conducted their quarterly Jail inspection.

There being no further business to come before the commissioners the meeting was adjourned.

Dated this twenty-eight day of June, 2004.