County Commission

Meeting Minutes

August 12, 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, County Attorney Trent Grant, Clerk Abbie Mace and Deputy Clerk Suzanne L. Bagley was present to take minutes.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy stated that for 2002 Capitol Improvement fees and O & M fees had been received from the Forest Service; the Forest Service will be sending forms from their office to avoid any future problems regarding payment to the County.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy gave commissioners cancellations in the amount of $356.44 for the month of July.

Attorney Trent Grant gave commissioners an ordinance amending that portion of Fremont County Ordinance 98-1 comprising Fremont County code section 13.01.170 by amending that portion of subsection C defining an equivalent user for the Island Park Sewer System. County Attorney Trent Grant asked commissioners that Harry Barker, Dan Lostutter from Island Park Sewer and Schiess and Associates also look over this ordinance to see if this is acceptable.

Sheriff Thomas Stegelmeier gave commissioners a copy of the Memorandum of Understanding between Idaho Transportation and the County. Commissioner Glenn Davis signed the agreement that would allow fiber optic lines and a generator for the Drivers License Department located in the Sheriff’s Office.

Clerk Abbie Mace presented commissioners with an easement to grant Mr. Jeff Siddoway a utility easement on the Red Road located on Township 8N, Range 39, Section 19. Attorney Trent Grant stated that he saw no problems with the easement between Mr. Jeff Siddoway and the County.

Clerk Abbie Mace presented commissioners with four 2003 liquor license:

1. Village Bar in Island Park.

2. Broulims Supermarket in St Anthony

3. Junction Service in Teton

4. White Pines Travel Plaza LLC in Ashton

Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept the liquor licenses. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Clerk Mace presented two Junior College Applications. Both individuals meet County requirements. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to accept both Junior College Applications. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Forbush made a motion to sign the DEQ loan application for the Last Chance Wastewater Facility. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Forbush made a motion to post a 35 mph speed limit on 2000 East from 400 N. South to the dead end. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

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

Karen Lords from Planning and Zoning asked commissioners to go into executive session for personnel matters. Commissioner Baker made a motion to go into executive session. Commissioner Forbush 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 suggestions on assessing a fee to those individuals who are not Fremont County Residents at the landfill. Several suggestions were given as to how these new fees would be assessed to non-county residents. County Attorney Trent Grant will look at the landfill ordinance, and State law to see if this should be done by Ordinance or Resolution. Butch Nagle stated to the commissioners on the need for a water truck to control dust at the landfill. The truck is currently being used by Road and Bridge, and stated that the County is need of an extra water truck.

Bill Wuthrick came before the commissioners to give the Emergency Management Report. Bill Wuthrick is still working on getting Fremont County a Storm Ready County.

Burton Butler Trial Court Administrator, Judge Keith Walker, Juvenile Probation Officer Kirk Mace, and Henry Henscheid Mediation Coordinator came before the commissioners to give a presentation on Victim and Brief Offender Mediation with in the Juvenile Justice System. The program is based on a volunteer basis.

Mr. Butler has asked for the County’s support in this project, and would like the County to donate $ 552.00 to be budgeted by the County. Commissioners agreed.

Social Services Director Debbie Adams 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. Commissioner Davis signed one new lien, and two Facts, Findings, and Conclusions of Law, two Assignments. Commissioner Baker made a motion to approve case # M2002-27 for legal fees only. Deny case #M2002-23. Deny case #M2002-24. Deny case # G2002-97. Approve case # G2002-104. Approve case G2002-103. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Wally Bunnell, Adrian Keller, and Kaye Oplin with the Forest Service appeared before the commissioners to address several issues. The question was asked by the Forest Service, what services the Forest Service receive for the payment of their sewer fees.

Dan Lostutter stated that the fees is for being able to” use the system” that’s it; it is just like any other user.

Kaye Oplin talked on the special use permits. One at the landfill, one at the county shed, and two for the sewers. Kaye Oplin asked if there was any way the Forest Service could trade land usage permits for sewer fees. Commissioner Davis stated that they would take this under advisement.

Harry Barker and Dan Lostutter came before the commissioners to give the July report for the Mack’s Inn Sewer System.

Lance Homstrom with the State Road Transportation Department gave a brief presentation on what is going on with each road project within the County, and the State. This is a five-year program that states when the projects will take place and any of the costs.

Mr. Homstrom stated to commissioners that if they have a request regarding roads, to make a written request.

Rod Chandler ICRMP Insurance Representative came before the commissioners to discuss the Counties Statement of Values sheet. If there are any questions on these values, we need to let Rod Chandler know of any additions or deletions.

Doyle Beck from Beco Construction in Idaho Falls came before the commissioners to discuss his assessment on the gravel pit that he felt was to high, and had it reduced by the commissioners at the Board of Equalization. Mr. Beck appealed to the State, and the commissioners are unable to hear anything regarding this appeal.

Weldon Reynolds Road & Bridge Supervisor requested that for the record he signed the agreement on the County Gravel Pit under protest. This is the gravel pit located in St. Anthony near Lincoln School.

Ray Hubbard, David L. Hubbard, Gerald Ikard, Brenda L. Payne, Verne F. Payne, Autum Sessions, Jessie Hubbard, and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas property owners came before the commissioner’s regarding a dispute section line on 900 N. T8N R45E Sections 19 & 20. These homeowners have had three surveys done, and all three surveys are different. Property owners are asking that commissioners make a decision as to which survey is right. Property owners agreed to have both surveyors present and the property owners present and settle the dispute between the property owners.

Mr. David L. Hubbard had come before the Board of Equalization he stated that according to the FSA as long as alfalfa and grasses are planted they consider the property to be agricultural land. This matter cannot be discussed due to pending a State Tax Appeal.

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 26, 2002.

Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this twelfth day of August 2002.