County Commission Meeting Minutes

July 24, 2000


         Present for the meeting were Commissioners Neal Christiansen, Glenn Davis and Frank Mackert.   The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.


Elected Officials: Meeting with the commissioners on the regularly scheduled monthly meeting were the elected officials Assessor Ivel Burrell, Attorney Penny Stanford, Treasurer Pat McCoy, Clerk Mickie Funke and deputy Len Humphries representing the sheriff.  The commissioners announced that Abbie Mace has been appointed to be the Clerk beginning August 1, 2000.  Jamie Rigby will be the commissioner’s secretary and was present to take minutes.  Medical insurance quotes were discussed and building needs.  The conflict between Deverl Stoddard and Road and Bridge Supervisor Weldon Reynolds was discussed on the purchase of a trackhoe.  The treasurer and clerk submitted the third quarter financial report that was approved by the commissioners.  The summary will be published in the paper.


Parker Salem Road: Forsgren Engineer, Willie Teuscher and Weldon Reynolds reported on the Parker Salem Road and Bridge project.  The biological assessment has been started.  The wetland mitigation plan submitted by the Army Corp has not commented at this point.  Discussion was held on the hold up and cost due to the endangered species act and the clean water act. 

Teuscher commented on right of way issues on the Island Park/Macks wastewater system.  He said there were no formal easements done prior to the construction of the system.  Commissioners discussed the history of the projects.  One property owner has questioned the right of way across his land; he is willing to work with the county to see what can be negotiated, beginning with the sewer supervisors and the owner. 

         Reynolds gave a written report on the crew activities. 


Consultant: Commissioner Frank Mackert made a motion to use Mickie Funke as a consultant to be reviewed in six months.  To compensate her $1,000 per month for those months.  Commissioner Davis seconded the motion, a voice vote was taken with all commissioners voting in favor.


Parks and Recreation: Park and Recreation Chairman, Tamra Cikaitoga, was here with the two proposed ordinances on the Ora Access and Frome Park for next year.  She requested a public hearing. Commissioner Frank Mackert made a motion to have a public hearing, Commissioner Glenn Davis seconded the motion; a voice vote was taken with all commissioners voting in favor.


Final plat for Stonegate III: Planning and Zoning Administrator, Karen Lords, Mike Vickers, and Mitch Jacobs were here to discuss the approval of their subdivisions. Vickers and Lords discussed the access routes in the Stonegate III subdivision.  Commissioner Chairman, Neal Christiansen signed the plat. Commissioner Frank Mackert made a motion to approve the subdivision. Commissioner Glenn Davis seconded the motion; a voice vote was taken, all commissioners voted in favor.

         Mitch Jacobs is here to get his subdivision, Blue Creek, approved. Commissioner Glenn Davis made a motion to approve the subdivision, Commissioner Frank Mackert seconded the motion; a voice vote was taken, and all commissioners voted in favor.  Commissioner Chairman, Neal Christiansen signed the plat.

         Lords suggested that there is a need to replace a Planning and Zoning representative for the city.  Some potential names were John Pierotti, Bill Butterfield, and Kay Biorn. 

Commissioner Frank Mackert made a motion to accept Bill Butterfield to be the Planning and Zoning representative for the city of St. Anthony, Commissioner Glenn Davis seconded the motion; a voice vote was taken, all commissioners voted in favor.


Social Services: Deputy Clerk Debbie Adams, Social Services Director, met with the commissioners in closed session to review three new liens and two releases. Debbie also had one catastrophic assignment.


Trackhoe Bid Opening: As advertised, bids were opened on an excavator.  Three bids were reviewed, all bids contained bid bonds as requested.

Vendor   Make   Model    Bid  Buy back after 4 years
Arnold Machinery, Co. Volvo  EC210 $136.956 $48,200. 
Arnold Machinery, Co. Samsung  SE210LC3 $124,000 $43,875
Scott Machinery, Co. John Deere 690ELC $110,000 $35,500
Western States Caterpillar 320BL $113,277 $58,000


  The commissioners requested that they need time to review the bids, they will send out a letter to the companies when they have reached their decision. Road and Bridge Supervisor, Weldon Reynolds along with Scott Briggs looked over and discussed the bids for the trackhoe with the Commissioners.

Later that day the Commissioner’s decided to award the bid to Western States.  Commissioner Frank Mackert made a motion to accept the bid. Commissioner Neal Christiansen seconded the motion, Commissioner Glenn Davis voted against it.


Property Taxes: Mr. Nels T. Sahl would like to get the market value on his apartments reduced.  Mr. Sahl sold his apartments in 1998, he ended up taking the apartments back in March 1999.  Mr. Sahl is concerned about the asbestos furnace, which is in the apartment building. Ivel Burrell said that Mike Jones went and appraised his apartments and he feels that it is at the right value.  Treasurer Pat McCoy suggested that they could make an adjustment to his $300 land fill fee. 


Fremont County Sewer Report: Macks Lagoon Building had a problem with one of the controllers.  Dan Lostutter contacted the manufacturer on his cellular phone.  The manufacturer continued to direct Lostutter on how to fix the controller.  His cellular phone bill was $88.77 above the usual $34.00 that he pays for his 200 minutes plan.  Lostutter sent a bill to the clerk’s office.

         The reports from the Lagoon inspection were received.  DEQ recommends that they lock their test well covers to prevent vandalism.  They are currently working on locks for the covers. No other problems were found at Macks Inn Lagoon.

         There has been no information from Forsgren or Penny’s office on the easement problem that was discussed at the last commissioners meeting.  They have a request for a sewer hook up in the Robins subdivision for which there is currently no main line.  They scheduled a meeting with the commissioners on the 18th of August.


Idaho Transportation Department: Lance Holmstrom, with the Idaho Transportation Department is here to discuss the State Transportation Improvement Program, (STIP).  Mr. Holmstrom handed out a map and report, which includes new projects, advanced projects, and delayed projects for the next five years.  He suggests that if there are any concerns or suggestions, a letter should be written to the district engineer in an official format.  Mr. Holmstrom discussed plans to make improvements on various roads throughout the district.  Clerk Mickie Funke was concerned about when enhancement applications will be awarded.  Mr. Holmstrom said that letters were sent out.         


Sale of Surplus Property: As advertised the Fremont County Commissioners will hold a public auction for the sale of two parcels.  Opening bid will be the amount of delinquent taxes, late charges, costs and interests and the pro-rated tax amount for 7 months and in the second parcel for the LID sewer payment.  Clerk Mickie Funke and Treasurer Patricia McCoy sold parcels on the courthouse interior steps.  The audience was informed of the terms of the sale and that there were no warranties.

         RP C0028004009A , beginning bid $1,878.36, sold to Kent Carlson, $4,500

         RP 000670000200, beginning bid $4,996.21, sold to Lewis Funk, $6,500    


Fremont County Economic Development Committee: Assessor Ivel Burrell and Treasurer Patricia McCoy reported on the Economic Development Committee.  They want to meet with Dick Johnson with the Idaho Department of Commerce in the future.



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 14, 2000.


         Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this twenty-fourth day of July 2000.