Bear Lake Regional Commission and Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Burea Agenda:
The next meeting of the Bear Lake Regional Commission will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the Garden City Convention Center, 69 North Paradise Parkway, Bldg. A, Garden City, Utah. If you are unable to attend please call Christy at 435-946-2198.
JULY 27, 2011
2. Approval of Agenda
3. Presentation of Charrettes / Dave Bell USU LAEP
4. Update Paris Hill Mine / Jim Geyer
5. Lake Management plan implementation / Jennifer Sullivan, Utah FFSL
6. Audit Agreement
7. New Business/Other Business
a. Staff Reports
8. Old business
9. Approval of Minutes
10. Bills, Payroll
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau Agenda,
ANNUAL MEETING AGENDA
July 27, 2011
2. Approval of Agenda
3. Minutes (June 29, 2011)
5. Other Business - Tourism Report
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7/25/11 Budget Hearing Minutes:
The Board of Bear Lake County Commissioners
met in a special meeting on Monday, July 25, 2011, beginning at
9:00 A.M. in the School District #33 Board Room in Paris, Idaho.
Members present were Vaughn N. Rasmussen, Chairman, Montain D.
Kunz, DeMar Romrell and Kerry Haddock, Clerk of the Board.
Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to approve the agenda with the addition of an introductory meeting with the new School Superintendent. Motion carried.
The Commissioners met with various elected officials and department heads to discuss their proposed budgets for the 2012 fiscal year.
ROAD AND BRIDGE ISSUES
Greg Skinner met with the Commissioners to discuss road and bridge issues. The crusher for the Montpelier Reservoir parking lot and road improvement will be here tomorrow. Western States Equipment had a used roller the Greg was interested in purchasing. Mr. Skinner asked the Commissioners for guidance in dust guarding a portion of Lakeside Drive.
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7/25/11 Budget Hearing Notice:
THE BOARD OF BEAR LAKE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL BE HOLDING A BUDGET HEARING WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS AND DEPARTMENT HEADS ON MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011 AT 9:00 A.M. IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT #33 BOARD ROOM, PARIS, IDAHO.
AFTER THE BUDGET HEARINGS, THE COMMISSIONERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS ROAD & BRIDGE ISSUES.
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7/11/11 Commissioners Meeting Minutes:
The Board of Bear Lake County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, July 11, 2011, beginning at 9:00 A. M. in the School District #33 Board Room in Paris, Idaho. Members present were Vaughn N. Rasmussen, Chairman, Montain D. Kunz, DeMar Romrell and Kerry Haddock, Clerk of the Board.
Brent Bunn, Sheriff, Lynn Lewis, Assessor, Roger Jones, Attorney, Greg Skinner, Road and Bridge Supervisor, and Bill Stock also attended the meeting.
Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to approve the agenda. Motion carried.
Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to approve the minutes of the June 13, 2011, regular meeting and the June 23, 2011, special meeting. Motion carried.
The Commissioners considered a letter to the State Redistricting Commission supporting the inclusion of Bear Lake County with Caribou, Franklin and Oneida Counties with the remaining needed population coming from South Bannock County. Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to approve the letter. Motion carried.
ELECTED OFFICIALS MEETING
Sheriff Bunn presented his monthly report. He reported that weekends were very busy with tourist traffic. He wanted to put no parking signs on the County Road by North Beach. He reported that juvenile offenses were up.
NORTH BEACH UPDATE
Kirk Rich met with the Commissioners to discuss North Beach State Park. He noted that due to the high water, parking on the beach is limited to 1,000 cars. On the 4th of July they exceeded that number and had to turn cars away. The high water level has created a need for new docks. Bannock County gave the Park $10,000 for new docks and the Park also had an opportunity to purchase some used docks for $16,000. Money was available from boat stickers and the Commissioners agreed to the purchase.
MEDICAL REVIEW CONTRACT
Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to approve a medical review contract between the Counties, the Catastrophic Board and Dr. Damrose. Motion carried.
ROAD AND BRIDGE ISSUES
Greg Skinner presented his monthly report of Road and Bridge activity. He reported that they were still working on runoff damage in the canyons. The crusher for the Montpelier Reservoir parking and gravel project will be here next week. He noted that the County had been awarded a $30,000 grant to upgrade signs. He also reported that some changes were being made to the crushing operation due to MSHA inspector suggestions. The Commissioners gave permission to hire some part-time help for the rest of the summer.
The Commissioners discussed a violation of DEQ regulations at the landfill. Todd Transtrum will answer DEQ.
Susan Lorenz, SEICOG, met with the Commissioners to report on progress of the Courthouse remodel. SEICOG had advertised for proposals for grant administration and for an architect which were due on July 22. She discussed different types of grants that the County could pursue.
SPECIAL EVENTS PERMIT
Mitch Poulsen presented a special events permit that the County could use to approve events such as bicycle races, etc. It was discussed that the Regional Commission might be the best entity to administer such permits as most events are multi County and multi State. The Regional Commission will discuss this at their next meeting.
JUVENILE SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM
Bill Lasley, Seth Scott and Ron Harper requested that the Commissioners approve an agreement between the District VI counties to manage funds that the District has received from the Department of Juvenile Corrections. The Department allocated $262,988 to be spent for juvenile substance abuse. Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to approve the agreement and appoint Ron Harper as Bear Lake's representative on the committee that administers the funds. Motion carried.
SOLID WASTE ORDINANCE DISCUSSION
The Commissioners again discussed the County's Solid Waste Ordinance. They will contact surrounding Counties to see how they handle this problem.
The Commissioners discussed airport lands that they had made application for CRP approval. The Commissioners later leased the lands for the summer growing season. It was decided that withdrawing the CRP application and paying the associated penalty would be more profitable for the County.
WATER DISTRICT 11-F
Joel Teuscher discussed some culvert issues in a water district in Geneva. He noted that there were culverts that were too small to handle this year's runoff and asked the Commissioners if they would replace these with larger culverts. The Commissioners felt that the water district should be responsible for increasing the size of the culverts. Greg Skinner will check if the culverts are to our standards.
PARIS BUILDING INSPECTION
Bill Pettis, Paris City Councilman, approached the Commissioners regarding the City of Paris contracting with the County for the services of the County building inspector. The Commissioners were agreeable to the proposal, but details were not worked out.
Roy Bunderson, Bloomington City Mayor noted the increased traffic in Bloomington Canyon and the need to maintain the road. Much of the traffic is Stonegate Mining, who has contributed substantially to the local economy. Bill Stock asked about the Dyers Woad program for this year. It was noted that there was no state money available for the program this year.
Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to convene in executive session per Idaho Code 67-2345(b, d, and f) to discuss indigent claims, legal and personnel issues. All Commissioners voted yes in a roll call vote.
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE CLAIMS
Following the executive session Commissioner Kunz made a motion to act on indigent claims as follows:
Case #2011-16 - Suspended - pending SSD/SSI/Medicaid.
Case #2011-17 - Denied - Not a County/State resident; not the last resource, not medically indigent.
BLACK BEAR UPDATE
Ted Galovan met with the Commissioners and Bruce Barrett joined by phone to update the Commissioners on Black Bear Resort. They noted that the recreational realty market was still very slow, but there were a few signs of recovery. They were working with a large company looking for investors.
BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
Commissioner Romrell made a motion to recess the regular session and convene as a Board of Equalization. Motion carried.
Lynn Lewis, Assessor, and Lori Haddock, Appraiser, met with the Board to consider assessment appeals.
The Board acted on the following appeals:
The Sacks Group asked the Board to reduce the value of parcel at 920 U.S. Hwy 89, from $1,189,760 to $950,000. The Board upheld the Assessor's value.
Rodger and Jeanne Boe asked the Board to reduce the value of lot 338, Bear Lake West Subdivision #7 from $41,000 to $27,500. The Board upheld the Assessor's valuation.
Clifford Porter asked the Board to reduce the value of parcel 5990.05 from $73,000 to $30,000. The Board upheld the Assessor's valuation.
Robert and Barbara Morrison asked the Board to reclass five parcels (5861.01, 5861.00, 5861.02, 5861.03, and 5861.04) from rural residential to agriculture. The Board agreed to reclass the parcels.
Bell Alba, L.P. asked the Board to reclass six parcels (5850.01, 5850.04, 5851.00, 5851.01, 5851.05, 5851.06) from rural residential to Irrigated agriculture. The Board agreed to reclass parcels 5850.01, 5851.01, and 5851.05, but upheld the Assessor's classification on parcels 5850.04, 5851.00, and 5851.06.
Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to close the Board of Equalization Hearing. Motion carried.
Commissioners reconvened the regular meeting.
Meeting adjourned subject to recall by the Chairman or his order.
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7/11/11 Commissioners Meeting Notice:
9:00 A.M. ELECTED OFFICIALS MEETING/APPROVAL OF MINUTES
9:15 A.M. COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS
9:30 A.M. KIRK RICH - Boat Dock
9:45 A.M. GREG SKINNER, ROAD SUPERVISOR - Sleight Canyon Road repair/moving
10:00 A.M. SEICOG - SUSAN LORENZ - Courthouse Grant
10:15 A.M. MITCH POULSEN - Special Event Permit Application
10:30 A.M. BILL LASLEY AND RON HARPER - Juvenile
Substance Abuse and Detention Center
10:45 A.M. SOLID WASTE ORDINANCE
11:00 A.M. BILL BROWER - BLM Semi Final Proposal
11:15 A.M. JOEL TEUSCHER - Water District 11
"F" - Water Issues
11:30 A.M. BILL PETTIS - Paris Building Inspections
11:45 A.M. PUBLIC COMMENTS
LUNCH EXECUTIVE SESSION - Medical Assistance
Claims, Legal Issues, Personnel Issues
1:00 P.M. BLACK BEAR UPDATE
1:15 P.M. BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
1:30 P.M. " "
1:45 P.M. " "
2:00 P.M. BUDGET HEARINGS
2:15 P.M. " "
2:30 P.M. " "
2:45 P.M. " "
3:00 P.M. " "
Road & Bridge Issues/Solid Waste Issues
Approve June Bills/Minutes
Road & Bridge/Solid Waste Issues
Executive Session - Medical Assistance Claims
Medical Review Contract
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