County Commission Meeting Minutes
August 23, 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.

Elected Officials: Attending the regularly scheduled meeting were elected officials Sheriff Terry Thompson, Assessor Ivel Burrell, Treasurer Patricia McCoy, Magistrate Judge Keith Walker and Clerk Mickie Funke.

Sheriff Terry Thompson said that he has received a juvenile grant for approximately $2400 to be used by the resource officer for the explorer scout program and other youth. The grant will be used for monitoring juvenile drinking at school activities. The scouts will help monitor peers and the money will help buy equipment.

Judge Walker discussed attendance courts at schools and may try to hold some such courts at schools with the resource officers to encourage parents and students that have attendance problems the importance of staying in school. The sheriff and judge discussed overcrowding of the jail and housing prisoners in other counties and the cost. There may be a need to enlarge the law enforcement building in the future.

Moving mobile homes without notification to the county was discussed. A Building Permit needs to be issued on private property when a trailer is set up. Assessor Ivel Burrell said that sales for J & T Ranch Estates may be a sub-division as per their recorded covenants but is has not been an approved through the Planning and Zoning Department. Doug Guiver and his daughter and her husband are splitting the property and putting it back to sell lots as a sub-division.

Clerk Mickie Funke said that the proposed FY 2000 budget hearing for the county and the ambulance is set for Tuesday, September 7, 1999, at 11:30 a.m.; department heads have been notified and the budget has been published as required by Idaho Code.

A petition for the county to rescind any and all agreements with the Forest Service was discussed. The petition is over opening the Hamer-Egin road and closing the desert to snowmobiles. A meeting between Bureau of Reclamation and the commissioners was discussed, The Fish and Game and Forest Service would not be invited at that meeting.

Mobile Home: Mayor Shane Hansen from the City of Newdale said that there is a trailer in the city limits that was taken at a sheriffs sale and has been turned over to the treasurer. Hansen requests the owner remove the trailer as he feels that it is an eyesore. Treasurer McCoy will work with the county attorney to see if possession can be given to the city or what the code will allow. There are a total of four trailers that have been taken in such sales that need to be processed. Hansen also asked that the county help with road base on a road that Councilman Lon Ricks had met on earlier; the road is in the city limit but is used as a truck route and would connect to the road that Bob Reynolds lives on.

Roads: Road and Bridge Supervisor Weldon Reynolds gave a road and bridge report on the crew activity, oiling, paint striping, and also discussed the need for bridge replacements and equipment. There is a current bid on a ’98 grader that the county has piggybacked on but there is no trade in on the bid. The grader to be replaced would be surplussed. Commissioners discussed the upcoming budget and the need to have crush and oil and that they may plan to cut back on equipment. Reynolds said that the winter equipment for snowplowing is necessary. Reynolds would also like to purchase an excavator.

Emergency Management: Emergency Management Coordinator Bill Wuthrick said that he is working on an evacuation plan for the courthouse. The need for RipRap on the Teton River was discussed. The local emergency workshop will be held in September. A building to house the generator by the relay station on Ashton Hill will need to be approved by the Forest Service.

Subdivision Requirements: Attorney Penny Stanford discussed the subdivision ordinance and lot splits. A question earlier in the day on the J & T Ranch, Jon and Tiffani Jacobs, that had been split and is marketed as subdivision by Doug Guiver had been sent to Stanford. Attorney Stanford said that the ordinance needs to be amended and consideration of a moratorium on lot splits. Stanford said that Teton County in Wyoming limits a parcel split one time.

Social Services: Deputy Clerk Debbie Adams met with the commissioners in a closed session to review claims for county services for medical care. Commissioner Glenn Davis made a motion to tentatively approve case #99-212 for $5,917.43 before negotiation pending no other resources are found; to approve medical claim #99-206 for $6,140.09 before negotiation; with reimbursement agreements signed on both. Commissioner Frank Mackert seconded the motion; a voice vote was taken with all commissioners voting in favor.

Joint Quarterly Report: The clerk and the treasurer submitted the joint quarterly report for the months between April and through June, the third quarter. A summary will be published in the paper of record.

Catering Permit: One catering permit was reviewed and approved for Bill Ashton D.B.A. Lakeside Lodge to cater a one event at Jacobs Ranch for Ashton Memorial Hospital on Sept. 17,1999.

Contracts: Contracts were reviewed with Computer Arts for FY 2000. They will contract for 520 hours @ $50 per hour totaling $26,000 plus the service contract agreement of $36,912.50 for a total of $60,912.50, travel time is $40 per hour plus mileage and actual expense. The payments will be made on a quarterly basis.

A motion to approve a contract with ECSI Executone to upgrade the current phone system, to allow for more lines, intercom lines and relocation into the sheriff’s office of the system and for voice mail, for $39,943 was made by Commissioner Glenn Davis. Commissioner Frank Mackert seconded the motion. A voice vote was taken with all commissioners voting in favor.

An additional bill from Architects Alderson and Karst for the mechanical and electrical engineering for the court floor was reviewed and approved for $3,500.

Recreation Vehicles in Island Park: Jack Cotton discussed the need for monitoring recreational vehicles and suggested more officers for patrolling roads. He feels that there would be local monies available. Cotton provided photos of "the Old Big Springs Road". Part of the areas they are concerned about are in private subdivisions and the law enforcement people are not allowed in. Deputy Sheriff Bill Ashton discussed patrolling and checking for helmet use. Mrs. Cotton asked how residents in a private subdivision could get the county to take over the subdivision to allow for better roads and law enforcement. The county does patrol. Cottons would silk screen signs if needed. Ashton will check with them on ordinances.

Commissioner Frank Mackert made a motion to go into an executive session on concerns for litigation possibility with the LID, Commissioner Glenn Davis seconded the motion, and a voice vote was taken with all commissioners voting in favor.

A public Hearing in the Local Improvement District final assessment for the Island Park/Macks wastewater system improvement and upgrade was held at 3:30 as advertised. The hearing was to give users an opportunity to make comment, both written and oral, on the final assessment. Minutes are included. The hearing was tape recorded.

After the hearing was completed, the commissioners reconvened to consider the adoption of County Ordinance 99-01, setting the final assessment role for the LID. Project Engineer, Willie Tuescher from Forsgren Engineering, and Project Administrator, Kurt Hibbert from East Central Idaho Planning and Development, ECIPDA, recommended the adoption of the ordinance with attachments. A motion was made by Commissioner Frank Mackert to adopt ordinance 99-01 as proposed. Commissioner Glenn Davis seconded the motion; a voice vote was taken with all commissioners voting in favor.

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 September 13, 1999.

Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this Twenty Third Day of August 1999.