County Commission Meeting Minutes
September 11, 2000
Present for the meeting were Commissioners Neal Christiansen, Glenn Davis, Frank Mackert, Clerk Abbie Mace, and Deputy Clerk Jamie Rigby to take minutes. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.
Sheriff’s Office: Sheriff Terry Thompson met with the Commissioners to request three new vehicles. He purchased bids from Bauer Motors, Ford, and Stones. Sheriff Thompson said that he does have enough money in his budget. Commissioner Glenn Davis made a motion to approve of the purchase. Commissioner Frank Mackert seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.
Data Processing: Data Processing Administrator Lisa Turner is here before the commissioners to discuss the new AS400 computer. The new AS400 computer will be installed at the end of this month. Fremont County will be the first county with this AS400 connection. Lisa feels that the title companies should be charged a yearly fee of $500.00 and the realtors will be charged $250.00. She would like to see the money collected go towards the installation of the AS400 and the fiber optic line. Assessor Ivel Burrell and Treasurer Patricia McCoy suggested that the fee be raised to $1000 a year for the realtors and title companies. The commissioners agreed to the $1000 a year. Lisa will send out letters to the title companies to address the changes that will be taking place.
Elected Officials: Assessor Ivel Burrell is concerned about the hobo spiders in her office. She will contact Lance Brower to see if he has an idea of what to do with the spiders. Ivel is also concerned about the power surges that keep happening, and the computers that the surges have ruined. She suggested that the commissioners write a letter to Utah Power Company.
Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Patricia McCoy gave the cancellations for last month, which were $82.22 in landfill.
Liability Insurance Review: ICRMP representative Rod Chandler is here to review the liability insurance policy. Clerk Abbie Mace questioned whether or not the coverage on the golf coarse would change if someone else leases it. Rod said that it would not, but whoever leases the golf coarse should get their own policy. Rod suggested that if any county buildings contain contents, those contents should be insured also. There was a concern about contractors having liability insurance. Clerk Mace suggested that they have a contract drawn up saying that any contractor doing work for the county should carry a minimum of $300,000.00 liability insurance and a work-mans comp certificate. The contractors will not be able to bid on a job without having a liability insurance certificate and a work-mans comp certificate. Rod suggested that all the department heads look over the report and do any updates.
Centennial Shores- Final Plat: Planning and Zoning Administrator Karen Lords and Mitch Jacobs are here before the commissioners to get the approval of the final plat for the subdivision Centennial Shores, which is near the Island Park Reservoir. The subdivision will consist of forty lots. There is a Development Agreement, which will be signed by all the commissioners also. Commissioner Frank Mackert made a motion to approve the final plat of the Centennial Shores subdivision. Commissioner Glenn Davis seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.
District Seven Health Department: District Seven Health Department representatives, Jerry Wood, JoAnn Bloom, and Deon Staker were here to give a report on the District Seven Health Department. Jerry Wood reported on the conditions of the District Seven Health Department building. A bubble has appeared under the bathroom floor. There are concerns about moisture being under the building. Mr. Karst and Bruce Arnell will be checking the architectural design.
JoAnn Bloom reported on home health-care. The census is down for home health- care. JoAnn will be attending a meeting later this week to discuss home health-care issues. She would like to see another RN in the area.
Deon Staker reported on women’s health-care. Women’s health-care nurse practitioners have been very busy and are trying to keep up. The WIC program in Ashton is going to be closing due to budget problems. Many of the people on the WIC program in Ashton do not have any means of transportation to get to the St. Anthony building. The immunization rate is at 74% the state would like the county to be at 90%. Flu clinics are usually done in November, but so far the clinic does not have the vaccine. Deon will contact the County as soon as they get the vaccine.
Social Services: Deputy Clerk Debbie Adams, Social Services Director, met with the commissioners in closed session to review medical claims. Commissioner Glenn Davis made a motion to accept medical claim #2000-213. Commissioner Frank Mackert seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Frank Mackert made a motion to deny medical claim #2000-214. Commissioner Glenn Davis seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Glenn Davis made a motion to deny medical claim #2000-228. Commissioner Frank Mackert seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Frank Mackert made a motion to approve of a Determination of Approval letter for medical claim #2000-218; letter submitted to Dr. Gregory West. Commissioner Glenn Davis seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Other business was two orders of reimbursement and one new lien.
Public Hearing Decision: Commissioner Neal Christiansen opened the public hearing meeting regarding the vacation of the North River road. The commissioners’ decided to vacate the North River road as a public access. The vacation of the roadway is specifically made contingent upon the Hooray Ranch being sold to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, or to a buyer who will enter into a formal agreement to conserve the ranch and the access rights of the adjoining landowner. Commissioner Neal Christiansen closed the public hearing meeting.
“Gem Star” Award: Fremont County Extension Office Agent Lance Brower was awarded the Pollution Prevention Award by Gem Stars. The award was presented by Darrol Buffaleo, on behalf of the governor of Idaho.
North Fork and Forest Service Agreement: Forest Engineer Wally Bunnell and North Fork representative Ron Eggersten met with the commissioners to discuss the road agreement between Fremont County, the North Fork, and the Forest Service. Ron is here to ask the commissioners if they can use the same agreement as they did last year. Commissioner Frank Mackert made a motion to approve the same agreement as last year. Commissioner Glenn Davis seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.
Wally submitted a letter to the commissioners from the United States Department of Agriculture concerning the Island Park Dam Road. The Agriculture Department wants to propose to amend the Supplement Number 10, Project Agreement, item number B.3. to say “At the County’s option, reimburse the County for the contract costs of milling, hauling, and spreading of asphalt millings or pay their contractor directly, to a maximum of $42,000.”
Levy Approval: Clerk Abbie Mace worked on the tax levies and feels that it is ready to submit to the state.
Ambulance District: A resolution establishing the budget for the Fremont County Ambulance District for fiscal year 2000-2001. Commissioner Glenn Davis made a motion to accept the resolution. Commissioner Frank Mackert seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Neal Christiansen signed the resolution. The resolution number is 2000-04A.
Parks and Recreation: Parks and Recreation director Tamra Cikaitoga met with the commissioners in closed session to discuss the golf course.
Building Code Issues: Rob Kennedy with Custom Built Homes from Island Park met with the commissioners to discuss building code issues in the city of Island Park. He would like the county to handle the planning and building for the city. Planning and Zoning Administrator Karen Lords feels that there are too many day to day issues that need to be resolved within the city of Island Park. The mayor of Island Park, Laurie Augustine, was present and invited the commissioners to attend the meeting Tuesday, September 12, 2000.
Road and Bridge: Road and Bridge supervisor Weldon Reynolds submitted a report. The Road and Bridge projects for the summer have moved along well. The County’s work on the Airport is almost finished, should be complete by the end of this week. Chip sealing for Parker and the city of St. Anthony has been done. They can do work in Island Park now that the fire restrictions have eased up. The upgrade of the Yale/Kilgore road will take a couple of weeks.
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 25, 2000.
Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this eleventh day of September 2000.