County Commission Meeting Minutes
September 25, 2000

  Present for the meeting were Commissioners Neal Christiansen, Glenn Davis, Frank Mackert. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

  Elected Officials: Meeting with the commissioners on the regularly scheduled monthly meeting were the elected officials, Sheriff Terry Thompson, Treasurer Patricia McCoy, Prosecuting Attorney Penny Stanford, Clerk Abbie Mace and Deputy Clerk Jamie Rigby was present to take minutes. Specific intersections throughout the county were discussed. Some suggestions to improve these intersections were rumble strips, stop signs, and caution lights. Sheriff Thompson will check into the cost of rumble strips. Treasurer Patricia McCoy discussed the LID meeting, which is Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at 10:00am. Treasurer Patricia McCoy received three bids to have the landscaping of the Courthouse done. The title companies will be in to sign the contract for the use of the AS400 system. The litigation fund was discussed. As of now the county is not involved with the litigation fund. If a litigation fund is formed with public lands then the county would be interested in getting involved. Clerk Mace discussed the renovation downstairs. The construction upstairs is going well. The county is being awarded a $3000 grant to redo the stained glass in the courthouse. Treasurer Patricia McCoy requested a new sink in the women’s employee bathroom, the commissioner’s agreed.

  Landfill Fees: Solid Waste Administrator Butch Nagle and Treasurer Patricia McCoy met with the commissioners to discuss the landfills. As of now there are no landfill fees. One suggestion was to have the people who pay taxes on the landfill, carry some sort of a card that will allow them to use the landfill. The people who do not carry a card, such as tourists, will be charged a fee to use the landfill. An ordinance will have to be drawn up to allow a landfill fee. Butch will contact Madison County to see what their fee is. Butch also mentioned that he shut down PSI Waste System.

  Airport: Neils Thueson representing the city of St. Anthony, was here to complement the commissioners on the wonderful job done on the airport. He reported on the man-hours and the equipment used between the county and the city. Neils received bids for striping the airport. Signs and lights will be put up soon.

  Sewer Hook-Up: Treasurer Patricia McCoy and Island Park Sewer Operator Harry Barker were here to discuss the sewer hook-up in Last Chance. Pat had a written agreement drawn up by Prosecuting Attorney Penny Stanford to the homeowner regarding a fee for the hook- up and the installation of the sewer line. There are only two lots that have not paid that fee. A lot owner wants to build a new building and wants to trade his hook-up on his café to the new building. A change can be made, only if he condemns the building on the current hook-up. The landowner will have to pay another sewer fee.

  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 deny medical claim #2000-259, due to adequate resources. Commissioner Frank Mackert seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Commissioner Frank Mackert made a motion to accept the partial release on case #1999-230. Commissioner Glenn Davis seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor. Other business was one order of reimbursement and three liens.

  Emergency Services: Emergency Services Director, Bill Wuthrick, met with the commissioners. Bill went to an overview meeting regarding the fires in the area. All fire restrictions have been taken off. Bureau of Disaster Services (BDS) is no longer sending out reports.

  Bear Shooting: Jennifer and David Kvachkosf met with the commissioners to request a no shooting zone on their property in Island Park. They do not agree with the way some hunters are hunting the bears in this area. The commissioners directed the couple to talk to Attorney Penny Stanford.

  Fort Henry Monument: Lorraine Sutton and Terri Knox representing the Chamber of Commerce met with the commissioners to discuss applying for a grant to restore the Fort Henry Monument on the Salem Road. Lorraine would like to not only restore the monument but to create a scenic byway. Idaho Department of Transportation (IDOT) representative Gary Young sent Lorraine a booklet describing the criteria for developing a scenic byway. They will be applying for a grant. The grant application has to be done by the end of this week. Lorraine will need a written letter from the commissioners saying that they support the restoration of the monument.

  Parks and Recreation: Parks and Recreation director Tamra Cikaitoga met with the commissioners in closed session to discuss the golf course.

  PSI Waste Systems: PSI Waste Systems representatives Stoney Tucker and Les Reits, Solid Waste director Butch Nagle and Idaho Department of Correction worker Bill Adamson, and City of Ashton representative Richard Huntsman met before the commissioners to discuss the PSI Waste Systems. The landfill is receiving really dirty loads, including waste from Idaho Falls, Sugar City, Rexburg and other places, not within the county. There is also a concern about waste received from Ashton. There was a suggestion of putting something in the billing statement from PSI Waste Systems explaining the waste problems and the residential waste ordinance. PSI Waste Systems will work with their drivers and try to clean the loads better in the future.

 Road & Bridge Department: Road and Bridge supervisor Weldon Reynolds, Forest Engineers Wally Bunnell and Leon Bleggi met with the commissioners to report on the development on the Silver Hawk Road. The Silver Hawk Road is finished and looks exceptionally well. The Forest Service will pay the contractor directly. The parking lot and the turn out near the Island Park Dam is finished also. The proposed parking lot on the Reclamation road is coming along well. All the surveys on the road have been done. Weldon gave a report on the Road and Bridge Department projects. Weldon talked with Bureau of Land Management representative Bill Boggs about the Egin Lakes Road and the parking lot at the Sand Hills Resort. Culverts will have to be replaced in the canal that feeds the Egin Lakes. Weldon has a 530 International loader and a 540 Cat loader, which are seventeen years old, and needs to be replaced. They would like to replace both of the old loaders with one new one. Western States will sell a 2000 model 950G piggy backed on the 1997 bid. The price of the new loader is $149,913. Commissioner Glenn Davis made a motion to approve of the purchase of a new loader. Commissioner Frank Mackert seconded the motion. A voice vote was heard with all commissioners voting in favor.

  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 10, 2000.

  Dated at St. Anthony, Idaho, this twenty-fifth day of September 2000.