County Commission Meeting Minutes
July 12, 1999

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.

Speed Limit on Road: Ken Sutton and Evan Blanchard requested a speed limit on the East side of the Golf Course that connects to Newdale. Sutton said there have been accidents on the road and would like a yield or stop sign and a 35-mph speed limit at the intersection of 2800 East and 700 North. Sutton had a hand drawn map and marked where he would like the sign. Commissioners will forward request to Weldon Reynolds, road and bridge supervisor.

Ard Landfill: County Attorney Penny Stanford said that she had sent a letter to Dee Ard and given him 10 days to comply with the landfill operation plan. He has not complied and to her knowledge is not allowing inspections. She said that the next step would be to take him to court. Stanford said she will contact Jerry Woods from District Seven Health Department on the inspection and compliance, she will proceed with court action.

Wastewater Systems: Stanford said that the attorney for Kelly Wasden, Blair Grover, has offered a settlement on the work done by Edstrom Construction on the Sawtelle Subdivision sewer lines. Forsgren Engineer, Willie Tuescher, has been asked for information on the Sawtelle cost and inspections.

Stanford also discussed the responsibility of the payment of the sewer inspection line fees. Stonegate and Sawtelle have both had lines inspected that the county paid for, there is a question on the reimbursement and an old resolution needs to be clarified for the developers. The resolution will be amended to add a section on inspection fees. Commissioner Glenn Davis made a motion to amend the resolution as discussed to add a section that any and all inspection fees are paid by the developer. Commissioner Frank Mackert seconded the motion, all commissioners voted in favor in a voice vote.

Building Permit Alternate Request: Stanford discussed a request by Vance Derricott to build a lumber storage shed. The county has a uniform building code but a building inspector must give approval on an alternate building permit.

Animal Control: Stanford discussed a request by Commissioner Glenn Davis about a dog lease law. Stanford had researched the Teton County ordinance. Enforcement is a consideration, also a containment site – dog pound. No decisions were made.

Public Defender: Jim Archibald is currently working as a contracted Public Defender. He had shared the contract with Tammie Whyte who has resigned for personal reasons. Archibald said that he is interested in continuing the work with a contract or as Whyte was with employment. Archibald is interested in employment for benefits; he is using the county office and cell phone. There are attorneys that would be interested in sharing a contract or he is interested in the job alone. Court costs are $50.00 per hour for an appointed public defender and the same cost for appeals. Budget year will begin October 1st and may be the starting point.

Insurance Proposal: Allan Randstrom, representing Fred A. Moreton Company, gave a presentation on insuring counties and cities for liability and property. He will be allowed to work with the clerk in order to prepare a quote.

Law Enforcement contracts and proposals: Sheriff Terry Thompson supplied proposals from vendors on vehicles. The specifications were for pickups.

Stones year 2000 plus add ons $24,100 (+172., 129., 352.)

Bauer Motor year 1999 25,312

Bauer Motor " " 24,964

Bauer Motor " " 26,104

Madison Ford-Mercury 1999 26,279

A motion was made by Commissioner Glenn Davis to award the purchase of two vehicles to Stones for 24,100 plus add ons as proposed. Commissioner Frank Mackert seconded the motion, and a voice vote was taken with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Frank Mackert made a motion to contract for medical services for the jail inmates with the Ashton Family Practice for $40 per hour for a min of four hours per week. Commissioner Glenn Davis seconded the motion; a voice vote was taken with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Glenn Davis made a motion to approve a contract with the Forest Service for patrolling the campgrounds and Island Park Reservoir for an annual fee of $20,600. Commissioner Frank Mackert seconded the motion; a voice vote was taken with all commissioners voting in favor.

Assessor and Treasurer Report: Assessor Ivel Burrell reported that the early market value on the utilities is overall less than it has been. It will impact the cities and counties and the other taxing districts.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy said that the June collection totaled $2,078,179.07. There is 9% left to collect on the 1998 taxes which is higher compared to one year ago. The cancellations for the month of June totaled $136.22.

Award of Bid: A bid to remodel the court floor of the courthouse was advertised and opened at the last commissioner’s meeting. The low bid submitted by DEPATCO was more than what was budgeted and is available. Options are not to award the bid, to pare down the bid, to wait until the new budget year or do nothing. The mechanical system is a big portion of the bid. Commissioner Frank Mackert made a motion to not award the bid at this time, to consider it during the budget process for the new fiscal year. Commissioner Glenn Davis seconded the motion; a voice vote was taken with all commissioners voting in favor.

Social Services: Deputy Clerk Debby Adams 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 #99-183as there are other resources and an incomplete application. Commissioner Frank Mackert seconded the motion; a voice vote was taken with all commissioners voting in favor.

Adams submitted a quarterly report on non-medical assistance and the reimbursements to the catastrophic fund.

Roads: Leo Shirley requested the status of a road his brother Lynn Shirley had been inquiring on. The commissioners made an RS2477 road assertion on the portion in public land. Shirley said that he was under the impression that the county was considering making this a county road. Adjoining landowners, Wadsworth and Willies have locked Shirley out. The road now goes into private property. The county has done maintenance on the road in the past. Commissioners will discuss with county attorney and road supervisor.

Beer License Transfer: Commissioner reviewed and approved a temporary transfer of a beer license from the Circle K Stores Inc. to Jackson Food Stores. The cooperation has applied to the state for a temporary license and will be issued a full permit. The license will be for beer and wine not consumed on the premises.

Public Hearing: A public hearing was held as advertised on the request to prohibit personal watercraft on Henrys Lake. A signup sheet and brief minutes are included with these minutes. No decision was made to prohibit or to hold additional hearings until the commissioner’s review the use of a sheriff’s marine patrol boat.

Department Reports: Weldon Reynolds gave A written report on road and bridge. A new panel will be ordered and installed at the lift station that is being repaired from a propane explosion. There was no land fill report.

Planning and Zoning: Acting administrator for Planning and Zoning, Karen Lords and Tim Brown submitted a final plat for the Mill Creek Estates, division 1. There will be a development agreement and Brown submitted a letter of credit for the plan. Commissioners signed agreement, the development agreement sets out $13,000 for roads. There is a community water system but no central sewer system. The development will be done in three phases. He will need to get permission on each phase. Commissioners signed the mylars, two additional signatures will be added before the recording will be allowed.

The Board then recessed the meeting to sit as the Board of Equalization on the regular roll market values and to make findings on the appeals heard before this day.

There being no further business to come before this Board, the regular business meeting was recessed until the next regularly scheduled meeting to be held on July 26, 1999.

Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this Twelfth Day of July 1999.