County Commission

Meeting Minutes

August 26, 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.

Attorney Trent Grant stated to commissioners that at this time, the County would not be able to pass an ordinance that would allow whip sticks on the ATV, 4-wheelers and recreational dune buggies.

Attorney Trent Grant will do further research on the landfill fees, and return his findings to the commissioners.

Attorney Trent Grant will also look into driver’s checks for new employees. The County would like to see this implemented in the County Personal Policy.

Sheriff Thomas Stegelmeier stated that the jail is full to capacity due to jail overcrowding. Commissioner Davis addressed the press, and asked that they inform the public. The County is looking into cost for further jail expansion.

Clerk Abbie Mace presented a letter to commissioners from NACO asking commissioners to pass a resolution declaring September 11, as Patriotic Day.

Commissioners would like to see one minute of silence in remembrance of September 11, 2002. Commissioners would also like to sponsor an essay contest through the schools, and involve the Veterans. Clerk Abbie Mace will contact those individuals, and report back to the commissioners.

Clerk Mace has asked commissioners to sign the Extension Office budget final report for Janice Stimpson. This is just a formality to be turned into the University of Idaho.

Clerk Mace presented four Releases of an LID Lien for Commissioner Davis’s signature.

Clerk Mace presented one Junior College applicant that has met the proper qualifications for approval. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to accept the application. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Forbush made a motion to accept the minutes from the previous

meeting. 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 following Liquor License:

1. A-Bar Motel

2. Anglers Lodge

3. Bottle Stop

4. Desert Oasis Resort

5. IC Enterprises/Charlie’s Country Diner /aka BJ’s Corner –Transfer of ownership

6. Island Park Lodge

7. Jackson Food Stores Inc.

8. Maverick

9. Mushers Eatery

10. NBC Club

11. Pappy’s

12. Relay Station Inc.

13. Robins Roost

14. Shotgun Bar & Grill

15. Stage Stop

16. Timbers Edge Family Restaurant

17. Tom’s

18. Trails End Lounge

19. Silver Horse Shoe

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

Irean Wright an Island Park resident is asking for relief on her taxes from penalties and interest. Commissioners stated that they would take this under advisement and give her a decision at a later date. Commissioner Baker made a motion to deny the request. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Treasurer Patricia McCoy will have commissioners sign a letter as to their decision.

Cornell Hansen came before the commissioners to ask if the commissioners would approve the final plat of Salem Pines for Cornell Hansen. Mr. Hansen would like to subdivide this into twelve lots. Commissioner Baker made a motion to approve this plat. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

George Nedrow, Kent Therp, and Mac Reynolds, came before the commissioners to ask what they need to do in order to develop some land located in the Ashton area. Mr. Reynolds was directed to the Planning and Zoning department to get the information.

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

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 one release of a lien. Commissioner Baker made a motion to approve case #G2002-106. Deny case #M2002-26. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Tamra Cikaitoga Parks and Recreation Director came before the commissioners to ask for a resolution stating that permission has been given to borrow money for the snow grooming building in Island Park. Bid Opening for the snow grooming building will be on September 23, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. Tamra Cikaitoga has asked for a blanket letter giving permission to go ahead with the loan process.

George Spinner from Cascade Earth Science has been asked by the commissioners to review the bid from Andrew Well Drilling. Mr. Spinner recommended approving the contract. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to approve the bid. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

David Schiess, Chris Park, Paul Scoresby, from Schiess and Associates came before the commissioners to discuss the wastewater treatment system how to revise it, and get it going. Mr. David Schiess gave commissioners a revised plan on the estimated costs.

Commissioner will ask Road and Bridge if they could install the building pad in Island Park by this fall. Commissioners signed the Last Chance Sewer Extension.

Denise Myler from C.A.R.T. came before the commissioners to introduce some of the services available from cart. Ms. Myler has asked for a donation of $4,000.00 or more to help off set some of the costs donated in the past. Commissioner Davis stated that they would take this matter under advisement.

Dirk Parkinson from Rexburg came before the commissioners to ask when the Hog Hollow road would be fixed. Mr. Parkinson stated that due to the condition of the road, he is not able to run trucks through there because the road is so bad. Commissioner Glenn Davis stated that the County would repair the road as soon as possible.

Albert Gariza from Western States put together a couple of bids for lease on a grater. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to lease with an option buy a 140H CAT Motor Grader for the purchase price of $192,310. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Weldon Reynolds from Road and Bridge came before commissioners to give the Road and Bridge Report. Weldon Reynolds presented three bids. Stones in Rexburg bid $22,799.00, Taylor Chevrolet in Rexburg gave a bid in the amount of $ 24,833.00 and Goode Motors in Burley for $ 22,961.48. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to purchase 2003 F- Series pickup from Goode Motors out of Burley for the amount of $22,961.48. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Mary Lou Davis EMS Director came before the commissioners to discuss that collections for the ambulance are ahead of last year.

Mary Lou Davis stated the County is in need of legal option for a building in Island Park.

John Gustin from Western Benefit Solutions came before the commissioners to give commissioners a brief presentation. Mr. Gustin is here to present a State wide pooling system for the counties. The County will be placed on a rating system in order to keep insurance costs down.

This pooling system is not an option. If you are a small county, you are automatically in the pool.

There being no further business to come before this Board the meeting was recessed until the next regularly scheduled meeting to be held on September 09, 2002.

Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this twenty-sixth day of August 2002.