County Commission

Meeting Minutes

July 26, 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, Clerk Abbie Mace and Deputy Suzanne L. Bagley.

Sheriff Tom Stegelmeier stated that there are 23 inmates currently being housed in the county custody.

Assessor Ivel Burrell had the commissioners sign a service agreement for Jeremy Dixon who will be doing appraisal work for Fremont County as an independent contractor.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy gave commissioners cancellation in the amount of $395.75 for the month of June.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy gave commissioners a quarterly report.

Clerk Abbie Mace presented commissioners with a draft resolution dealing with employee travel per diems. Clerk Mace will ask other counties what their policies are, and bring this back to commissioners at the next meeting.

Commissioner Hess made a motion to approve Ordinance #2004-05 vacating a portion of the subdivision plat of the Pine Haven Subdivision No.3 a tract of Land being all of that certain right-of way know as Rockchuck Lane. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Hess made a motion to approve Ordinance # 2004-06, an ordinance vacating a portion of the subdivision plat of the Elk Run Subdivision in Section 8 and 9 of Township 13 North Range 42 East of the B.L.M. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Hess made a motion to approve Ordinance # 2004-07 creating the Fort Henry Mosquito Abatement District. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to approve Resolution #2004-11 adopting new title of certain County Departments:

Civil Defense is changed to Emergency Management

Data Processing is changed to Information Technology

Indigent and Charity is changed to Social Services

Mapping is changed to GIS

Planning & Zoning is changed to Planning & Building

Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to approve Resolution No. 2004-12. A resolution of Fremont County setting aside 20% of its safety net payments received pursuant to H.R. 2389 as passed by the United States Congress for the purpose of enhancing the Health and Safety of U. S. national Forests located in Fremont County. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to approve Resolution No. 2004-13, a Resolution of Fremont County 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% set aside funds to Title II Project and 60% of the set aside funds to Title III projects. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to approve Resolution No. 2004-14, a Resolution of Fremont County adding a five percent increase to the Fremont County Landfill fees collected by the Fremont County Treasurers Office effective October 1, 2004. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Hess made a motion to approve one Jr. College application. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to approve two Liquor Catering Permits for Constance Himes and Trout Hunters catering permit, and a transfer a liquor license from Charlie’s Diner to B J’s Corner.

Commissioner Trupp made a motion to release one Macks Inn Sewer LID Number # 1-97. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Hess made a motion to approve the 131 releases of the Last Chance Sewer LID Number # 2002-01. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Hess made a motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Clerk Mace presented an agreement regarding Detention Facility in Madison County. Commissioner Hess made a motion to sign the agreement. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioners discussed a draft resolution that would allow the Friends of the Island Park Library an extension of time until September 1, 2005 to move their building. Attorney Trent Grant will review this further.

Commissioner Hess discussed the grant request from the Wildlife Federation. This would allow grant monies to be used to for sanitation efforts for the Grizzly Bears.

Dan Lostutter and Harry Barker from Island Park Sewer came before the commissioners to present a letter that would not allow any waste to be dumped without filling out a form that would identify what is being dumped. This letter also states that Fremont County has ordered that only septic from Fremont County be dumped in county owned sewers. Commissioners would like Attorney Trent Grant to review this further.

Husk Crowther & Dave Noel with Forsgren & Associates came before the commissioners to award the bid on construction for the Last Chance Sewer Line Extension Construction. Commissioner Hess made a motion to award the bid to DePatco pending all the necessary documentation that DePatco needs to have to the County. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Dan Lostutter, Island Park Sewer, and Sheila Kellogg with Ashton Memorial Inc. came before the commissioners to inform them that they have purchased the laundry mat in at Ponds Lodge for the purpose of a Medical Clinic. This will be a part time clinic open three days a week. The sewer ordinance states that a medical clinic be assigned three equivalent users. Dan Lostutter is asking the commissioners to lower it one equivalent user. Commissioner Hess made a motion to grant the Island Park Medical Clinic one equivalent user fee. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Bonnie Moore from the GIS Department presented commissioners with an agreement and bill from the State of Idaho Department of Administration. This would allow our County to participate in this aerial photography for Fremont County. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to participate in the aerial photography. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Attorney Blake Hall asked to meet with commissioners in executive session for the purpose of pending litigation issues. Commissioner Hess made a motion to go into executive session. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Forbush declared the meeting open.

Debbie Adams, Social Services Director, asked to meet with commissioners in executive session. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to go into executive session. Commissioner Forbush declared the meeting open. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioners signed one new Lien and two Releases of a Lien. Commissioner Hess made a motion to approve case #G2004-123, deny case #M2004-23, and deny case #M2004-24. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Tamra Cikaitoga from Parks and Recreation and Steve Trafton from the Henry’s Fork Foundation came before the commissioners to give a report. Tamra Cikaitoga gave commissioners an ATV user’s guide map. This will be published and distributed throughout the Island Park. Steve Trafton is the Executive Director of the Henry’s Fork Foundation. Mr. Trafton is helping the County acquire the Stone Property for fishing access in the Warm River area. Mr. Trafton asked the commissioners to look into another fishing access near Vernon Bridge. The commissioners will review this request.

Bill Wuthrick came before the commissioners to give an Emergency Management update. The LEPC (Local Emergency Preparedness Committee) has formed, and will have their next meeting on the 17th of August in Ashton.

Commissioner Hess made a motion to sign the Homeland Security Grant Application. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Lisa Turner from Information Technology came before the commissioners to discuss Surplus Computer Equipment. Commissioners Trupp made a motion to go ahead and have Lisa Turner advertise the equipment valued under $250 and bring sealed bids for the commissioners to review in next commissioners meeting. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Mary Lou Davis, EMS Director, and Bryon Parker, St. Anthony EMS President, came before the commissioners to give commissioners a report. Mr. Parker informed the commissioners of all the problems out at the sand dunes, there are more accidents, and it’s hard on the equipment. Commissioners would like Mr. Boggs from the BLM to meet with commissioners to discuss the problems at the sand hills.

Mary Lou Davis asked commissioners for permission to purchase two new Ambulances. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to give Mary Lou Davis permission to advertise for the purchasing of two new ambulances. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Butch Nagle, Landfill Supervisor, came before the commissioners to ask for help in hiring at the Landfill. Commissioners will help in the process once the job has properly advertised.

Weldon Reynolds, Road & Bridge Supervisor, came before the commissioners to give a Road & Bridge Report.

There being no further business to come before the board the meeting was adjourned until the next regularly scheduled meeting on August 9, 2004.

Dated this 26th day of July 2004.