County Commission Meeting Minutes
July 22, 2002

Present for the meeting were Commissioners Glenn Davis, Richard Baker, and Bill Forbush.

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, Clerk Abbie Mace and Deputy Clerk Suzanne L. Bagley was present to take minutes.

Sheriff Thomas Stegelmeier commented on the jail-overcrowding problem, and stated that the jail is full to capacity.

Assessor Ivel Burrell stated that she received a letter from the State Tax Commission stating that the Assessors Office is in compliance with the ratio appraisals for follow up studies for category 20 (City Land) with possible trending in the future. The letter also stated that the Assessors Office was in compliance with category 46-47-65 (Manufactured Homes).

Treasurer Patricia McCoy asked about Hepatitis A and B shots for the Employees. Treasurer Patricia McCoy asked if the commissioners would be willing to pay for these.

Commissioner Glenn Davis will speak to District Seven Health to see what the charge would be.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy will be turning over 160 warrants of distraint for property to the Sheriff for collection.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy gave commissioners the quarterly report in the amount of $9,376,227.84.

Steven Lusk’s property at one time was put in as a dairy business. Mr. Lusk was charged $135.00 landfill fees, and needs to be issued a refund for landfills fees, since the dairy no longer exists. Commissioners agreed to these refunds.

Clerk Abbie Mace asked commissioners to issue payment to Penny Stanford in the amount of $282.28 for the lease of office space occupied by the Prosecuting Attorneys Office till the end of the fiscal year.

Commissioners put on hold the gravel mining agreement between the County and Dan and Trenna Maupin. Commissioners will review this further when a proper legal description has been attached.

Clerk Mace requested Commissioners sign Ordinance #2002-03 creating the Last Chance Sewer System. Commissioner Baker made a motion to approve Ordinance #2002-03 creating the Last Chance Sewer System in Last Chance. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Forbush made a motion to approve five Jr. College applications for the fall semester to Fremont County residents who meet the proper criteria. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept the minutes from the previous meetings. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Baker made a motion to go into executive session for personnel issues. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor

Tamara Cikaitoga came before the commissioners to give a Parks & Recreation Report.

Bill Warner & Ed Edwards will be going to Reno, Nevada, for a Snow Groomers Conference.

Tamara Cikaitoga applied for a special use permit from the Forest Service for the Snow Grooming Building to be built in Island Park for the purpose of storing snow groomers and equipment. Tamara Cikaitoga will be putting out bids this week. On September 9,2002 bids will be open.

Tamara Cikaitoga made some phone calls to inquire on the cost of seed for a possible Soccer Field in St. Anthony. The cost to just seed is $4,700.00.

Lowell Rich came before the commissioners to ask for relief for four years on a landfill fee that was assessed on a piece of property in error. Mr. Lowell Rich will be receiving a check in the amount of $240.00. Mr. Lowell Rich has asked that the $240.00 be credited to his property taxes. Request granted.

Chad Ball came before the commissioners to discuss the Gravel Pit Agreement between Mr. Ball and the County. Clerk Mace read the terms of the agreement. Mr. Ball stated that he agreed to the terms in the agreement. Karen Lords stated that she received a letter from the Department of Lands stating that he had filed his reclamation plan, and stated that he would have his bond within sixty days. Citizens that live in the area came to voice their concerns. Kendall Adams, Rich Garner, Dan Mc Donald, Connie Dunn, Jennie Hassman, Tony Rothwell, & Carol Rothwell, asked that the commissioners hold off on signing the agreement until this can be looked over by the County Attorney.

Mr. Rich Garner stated that he would like to see very strict guidelines followed.

They would like Mr. Ball be accountable.

Commissioner Davis stated that they would take this agreement back to the County Attorney to have language referring to the bond, and the reclamation plan put in the contract.

Commissioners would like to discuss this further on the August 12th 2002 Commissioners Meeting.

Mr. Rich Garner stated that he and other concerned citizens would like to proofread this new agreement before the commissioners sign it. Mr. Rich Garner would like to be contacted as the spokesperson when the agreement is ready.

Neighbors From Fort Henry’s Estates would like the County to spread dust abatement a chemical used on the road to help with the dust problem. Commissioner Davis stated that it is not the policy of the County to maintain roads in a private subdivision.

Mr. Kendall Adams asked what it would take to have this road accepted as a County Road, so the County could maintain this. Road & Bridge Supervisor Weldon Reynolds stated that the road would need to be 60ft wide, with proper drainage, and commissioners would have to agree to this.

Debbie Adams Social Services Director asked to meet with commissioners in executive session. Commissioner Baker made a motion to go into closed session. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Glenn Davis declared the meeting open. Commissioners signed one new lien, and one release of lien. Director Debbie Adams gave commissioners a quarterly report for indigent assistance. Commissioner Baker made a motion to approve a subpoena letter to be sent case #M2002-18. Deny case #M2002-22. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Kent Therp came before the commissioners to give commissioners an update on the road to Cedar Lake Estates. Mr. Therp stated that they would not be able to complete the road this year, but thought they would be able to have it finished by fall of 2003. Mr. Therp asked if the County Attorney would draft the right of way agreements along this road, so that it is done to County Standards. Commissioners gave Mr. Therp the go ahead to have County Attorney Trent Grant write an agreement stating that once the road was built at the homeowners expense the County would retain and maintain ownership of the road.

Ken Anderson from Blue Cross of Idaho came before the commissioners to discuss issues and concerns for the 2003 budget year. Mr. Anderson stated that he does not have any rates for the County at this time. Mr. Anderson stated that the County should budget for about a 13% rate increase. Mr. Anderson will report back to the commission as soon as possible as to what our rates will be.

Mr. Anderson cautioned commissioners about the Gem Plan Insurance, a new insurance plan that the County is considering. Mr. Anderson is not going to support the Gem Plan, but would like to be involved with Fremont County should the County decide to participate in this program.

Mr. Anderson presented an agreement and release releasing all financial obligations should this Gem Plan fail.

Jamie Larson , Shelley Robertson, and Brenda Moon of St Anthony came before the commissioners to ask for a Dead End sign and a Speed Limit sign on 2100 east due to excessive speed. Residents stated that there are approximately twenty kids under the age of twelve that live on 2100 east. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to have the speed changed to 35 mph on 2100 East, and put a dead end sign. Commissioner Baker 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 August 12, 2002.

Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this twenty-second day of July 2002.