County Commission

Meeting Minutes

September 23, 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, Attorney Trent Grant, Sheriff Thomas Stegelmeier, Clerk Abbie Mace and Deputy Clerk Suzanne Bagley was present to take minutes.

Sheriff Thomas Stegelmeier reported on the jail-overcrowding problem. Sheriff Stegelmeier reported that currently there are five inmates being housed out of County.

Assessor Ivel Burrell stated that the County has lots of new construction coming in this year.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy asked about the Neil Jenkins property, and stated that the property taxes have not been paid. Commissioners stated that the title companies are working on that. This is the property that is being purchased by the County from Neil Jenkins.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy stated that those residents that claimed homeowners and were not entitled to it. Three paid, and one did not. Today is the deadline, and there is no exception, penalties and interest will apply.

Treasurer Patricia McCoy stated that Friday September 20, 2002 the Sheriffs Office conducted a mobile home and personal property sale.

Attorney Trent Grant gave commissioners the Sewer Ordinance draft for commissioners to review along with the Dan Lostutter and Harry Barker with Island Park Sewer.

Commissioner Forbush made a motion to accept the purchase of the gravel pit from Neil Jenkins for $2500 an acre. 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 release of an LID lien. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Four Fremont County residents met County requirements for college tuition. Commissioner Baker made a motion to approve the tuition. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioner Baker made a motion to accept the following liquor licenses.

1. Dave’s Jubilee- Ashton

2. Phillips Lodge- Island Park

3. Mac Golf aka Fremont County Golf Course–St. Anthony

4. Wild Rose Ranch

5. Ponds Lodge

6. Speedy Turtle Petroleum

7. Staley Springs Lodge

8. Cougar Corner

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

Lisa Turner from Data Processing came before the commissioners to ask if the fees for title companies and real estate agents should be the same. The title companies currently pay $500.00 a year, and Real Estate agents for online access at $100.00 a year. Commissioners would like to see the new rates as of October 1, 2002. Commissioner Baker made a motion to raise the new rates for Realtor to $250.00 and the Title companies to stay at $500.00. These new rates will be effective as October 1, 2002. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Rick Byrem a Surveyor and Karen Lords Planning and Zoning Administration came before the commissioners to ask that the commissioners amend the development agreement between Arrow-wood subdivision and the County. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to extend the time limit to 2005 as requested by the surveyor. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Karen Lords gave commissioners names of individuals to replace Deborah Coleman whose term will expire on the Planning and Zoning Board. Commissioner Forbush made a motion to accept Kirk Mackert as the new Planning and Zoning Board Member. Commissioner Baker seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Jean Robinson, Pam Davis, and Bev Johnson representing the Fair Board appeared with Janice Stimpson to give a report to the commissioners. The Fair Board received a $500.00 grant to upgrade the picnic area at the fair grounds. Eventually the Fair Board would like to tear down the old buildings, and build one new big building that could be used by the community all year round. Fair Board Members will be looking for grants to complete the project. Commissioner Baker made a motion to give the fair board permission to go for grants to complete the expansion of this new project. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Fair Board Members asked the commissioners to have signs posed on both gates so the horses not to be left in the arenas for liabilities purposes.

Commissioner Baker made a motion to have signs posted for the public to not have animals left in the fairgrounds unattended. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

The Fair Board received a bill for the livestock weight scales used at the fair from Mark and Patty Jones. Fair Board Members stated that the fair board did not approve this bill. Commissioner Baker made a motion to reimburse the Fair Board in the amount $343.63 to be taken from the general reserve fund. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Commissioners would like to meet with Lance Brower to discuss some Fair Board issues.

The Fair Board stated that the fair was a complete success even if the budget has been depleted.

The Fair Board purchased some bleachers, and would like to have the work camp come in and replace some of the older bleachers. The Fair Board would like to have the work camp start on this project now.

Commissioner Baker made a motion that we not send the blue print plans of the 5 County Detention to be reviewed by an outside agency, so that our building inspector could review them here. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Judge Keith Walker came before the commissioners to discuss Adult and Juvenile Probation. Judge Walker is looking to the future for probation both Juvenile and Adult. The Judge would like to see more revenue turned to the County. The Judge would like to see several counties come together in the supervision of the Juvenile Probation.

Superintendent Gary Parker and Transportation Supervisor Karen Daw came before the commissioners to discuss bussing issues. Karen Daw discussed River Road in St Anthony, and Summit West roads in Wilford. The buses will not be able to go into there, until the roads are maintained and put up to standards.

Debbie Adams Social Services Director 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 Davis declared the meeting open. Commissioners signed one release of a lien, one new lien, and one Facts, Findings, and conclusion of Law. Commissioner Baker made a motion to approve case #G2002-103. 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 open bids on the Snow Groomers Building in Island Park. Two bids were received:

1. Burnside Construction gave a bid at $228,831.00

2. Bloom Construction gave a bid at $173,220.00

Due to an incomplete application, Bloom Construction is null and void. Commissioners will not award the bid at this time. Commissioners will take this under advisement.

Commissioner Baker will give Tamra Cikaitoga permission to renegotiate the price with Burnside construction, and to go secure the excess dollar amount need to get started. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Attorney Marvin Smith and Client Dennis Birch came before the commissioners in executive session. Commissioner Baker made a motion to go into executive session for the purposes of litigation. 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 Baker made a motion to accept the terms of agreement decided in executive session. Mr. Smith and the County attorney will draw up in a written agreement to be signed by the commissioners. Commissioner Forbush seconded the motion. A full voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

Bill Wuthrick Emergency Service Director came before the commissioners to give the Emergency Management Report. Bureau of Disaster Services will be offering classes in December, on intro to Emergency Management, and then Management assessment, and Incident Command.

The County emergency plan will be in book form, and CD-rom for public availability. Within the next two months.

Mary Lou Davis EMS Coordinator came before the commissioners to give the EMT Report.

There being no further business to come before this Board the meeting was recessed until the next regularly scheduled meeting to be held on October 15, 2002.

Dated as St. Anthony, Idaho, this twenty-third day of September 2002.