County Commission
Meeting Minutes
September 13, 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, County Attorney Trent Grant, Clerk Abbie Mace and Deputy Clerk Suzanne L. Bagley.

Assessor Ivel Burrell came before the commissioners to discuss how HB488 has affected the County. Val D. Wynn has taken homeowners exemption, but is a California resident and does not qualify. The technology committee will discuss establishing copy fees for all offices. This would be approved through the commissioners. Assessor Ivel Burrell stated that the State Board of Tax Appeals will be held on September 28, 2004 in the commissioner room. Treasurer Patricia McCoy gave cancellations in the amount of $10.23 for the month of August. Treasurer Patricia McCoy stated that there are 31 mobile homes to be sold. Commissioners will discuss this further with Attorney Trent Grant. Treasurer Patricia McCoy talked about landfill a fee that has not been previously been included due to the fact that there was not a set fee in the past. Sheriff Tom Stegelmeier stated that there are currently 15 inmates in the County Jail. Sheriff Stegelmeier stated the need for two more vehicles for the Sheriff’s Office, and would like to do this within this budget year. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to allow the Sheriff permission to get bids for the next commissioners meeting, so that this can be done before the next budget year. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Clerk Abbie Mace presented commissioners with a document that would allow Bill Wuthrick funds that would fund his office. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to sign the document that would allow these funds to Mr. Wuthrick. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Hess made a motion to release three from LID #2002-01, and one release from LID#1-97. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Clerk Mace presented commissioners with the proposed levies. These have not been certified by the State, and therefore are not accessible to the public at this time. Clerk Mace presented commissioners with the following Liquor Licenses: 1. Squirrel Creek Ranch 2. Ott’s Place 3. Junction Service 4. Grubb Steak 5. Dave’s Jubilee 6. Island Park Lodge 7. Village Bar 8. Ward’s Teton Station 9. Lenz Electronic 10. Fall River Café 11. Star Bar 12. NBC Club 13. Hog Golf 14. Cougar corner 15. Maverick 16. Bottle Stop 17. Henry’s Lake Station

One catering permit for Constance Heimes. Commissioner Hess made a motion to approve the following liquor licenses. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioners signed an amendment of a contract for weed control. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to sign the contract. 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 minutes from the previous meeting. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioners Hess made a motion approve: RP002210010120A and RP002210060030A these were in the Assessors packet to the Board of Equalization but due to a Clerks Error they were not included in the like they should have been, and therefore will be added. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Debbie Adams Social Services Director came before the commissioners and asked to meet in executive session. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to go into executive session. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Forbush declared the meeting open. Commissioners signed seven new liens, and three releases of a lien. Commissioners approved the fees for two involuntary commitment cases #M2004-39 and case #M2004-45. Commissioner Hess made a motion to approve case #M2004-15. Approve case #M2004-19. Deny case #M2004-28. Approve case #M2004-29. Deny case #M2004-32. Deny case #G2004-156. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Cindy Robertson & Kenny Phillips came before the commissioners to discuss the Mosquito Abatement. Cindy Robertson gave Clerk Mace five names for possible board members for the commissioners to discuss. The Names presented: Cindy Robertson, Kenny Phillips Tony Rothwell, Kevin Clay & Alan Dunn. Commissioner Trupp made the motion to approve the board members. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Cindy Robertson stated that the Board needs to be bonded? This will need to be clarified by Attorney Trent Grant.

Harry Barker from Island Park Sewer and Dave Noel from Forsgren & Associates came before the commissioners to discuss the signing the agreement for the Mack’s Inn Sewer Line Extension. Mr. Noel would like to present commissioners with a contract to amend the Mack’s Inn contract. Commissioners signed this contract. Dave Noel also presented commissioners with Depatco’s first pay request. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to approve the first pay request. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioners discussed the cost of additional 300 ft. Depatco would charge approximately $19,116.50 for services and engineering costs of approximately $1,800.00. Dave Noel & Harry Barker will contact Mr. Chavez to notify him of the increase in services.

Fred Behring a Fremont County Resident came before the commissioners to discuss a Record of Survey for platted lots in Wilford town site, Block 12 Less E2N2 Blocks 5-11. Assessor Ivel Burrell stated that if five lots have been sold, it must be platted as a subdivision. Mr. Behring was denied a building permit, and asked why? Karen Lords stated that Mr. Behring has sold lots without them being platted and without going through the proper channels. Assessor Ivel Burrell stated that Mr. Behring had sold pieces of property to several individual, and the legal description did not match. Karen Lords presented commissioners with the original town site plat. Karen Lords stated that several people have complained because the lots that they have bought do not have utility easements. Commissioner Forbush stated that Mr. Behring should comply with Planning & Zoning. Mr. Jerry Kennedy also spoke to the commissioners regarding his parcel of ground in the Wilford Town site. Mr. Behring agreed with Commissioner Forbush that he should go through the Planning & Zoning Commission to get this taken care of. Karen Lords stated that Mr. Behring needs to come and have this platted, so that these people can have utility easements. Karen Lords stated that Mr. Nick Garner was ready to move in his house, and now cannot because Fall River and Utah Power are not in agreement as to whom power has. Mr. Behring stated that the landowners were aware of this since the beginning. Mr. Kennedy stated that he has six lots and they both receive power from Utah power and Fall River Electric, and asked if he would have to plat. Commissioner Forbush stated that in order to do things right, both Mr. Kennedy and Mr. Behring will have to through the Planning & Zoning Commission.

Richard Paini and Rene Harrop Island Park Residents came before the commissioners to discuss an issue in July of 2002. Trouthunter LLC would like to discuss the connection fees. Mr. Harrop stated that this SDC charge was paid under protest and would like a refund for what they believed is improperly charged. Harry Barker from Island park Sewer stated that the SDC was not an Ordinance at the time, but was going to be adopted, and would be charged to all users. Ordinance 2000-01 stated that the County Commissioners may set the fee. Commissioner Forbush would like to consult Attorney Trent Grant before making any further decisions.

Adriana Keller from the Forrest Service came before the commissioners to discuss the Grizzle Bear Amendment, for delisting the grizzle bear. She suggested that the county have the proposal reviewed and submit written comments on the plan. November 12,2004 is the finial day to submit comment.

Doris McKay a Fremont County Resident came before the commissioners to ask for tax relief since her cabin in Island Park burned down. Mike Jones from the Assessor’s Office went to physically inspect the property. Assessor Ivel Burrell stated that taxes would have to be cancelled. All was destroyed but a 20x20 living room. Mike Jones stated that there was a 90% tax relief for the 196 days. Clerk Mace stated that the land value will stay the same. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to approve the cancellation of taxes. Commissioner Hess seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Lisa Turner Information Technology Administrator gave commissioners a report on the surplus sale. Lisa Turner came before the commissioners to ask about the annual fees to the title companies at $500.00 and realtors are $250.00. Commissioner’s agreed to keep fees the same.

Weldon Reynolds Road & Bridge Supervisor came before the commissioners to give a Road & Bridge Report. Commissioner Trupp made a motion to sign the paperwork that would allow the snail study to move foreword on the Parker Salem highway. Commissioners would have to do a road abandonment hearing on the road that James Walker would like to have. Butch Nagel Landfill Supervisor came before the commissioners to give some costs for the replacement of the planer building at the county shop. Commissioner Hess made a motion to replace the planer shed. Commissioner Trupp seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Marla Vic from JUB Engineering came before the commissioners to give a brief overview of the costs for the Transportation Plan. Mr. Bob Bauer asked commissioners for 175-200 yards of top soil for the St. Anthony Skate Park. Commissioners approved this and will work with Weldon Reynolds to see that this project is complete.

Paul Hopperdietzel came before the commissioners to ask for a refund on his property taxes. Clerk Mace stated that only those who a part of the lawsuit can get the exemption. Mr. Hopperdietzel missed the Board of Equalization, and would not qualify. Mr. Hopperdietzel stated that he would be in contact with an attorney.

Bonnie Moore from the GIS Office came before the commissioners to discuss who funds from charges for digital imaging would come back to the GIS Office. This money would be ear marked for a specific purpose. A resolution can be established for doing this, and the commissioners will confer on this matter with Attorney Trent Grant.