4/28/11 Public Meeting Notice:
The County Commissioners of Bear Lake, Caribou,
Franklin, and Oneida Counties will meet at 10:00 a.m. at Bergy's,
4th North Main, Grace, Idaho, on Thursday, April 28, 2011.
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4/27/11 Public Meeting Notice:
BEAR LAKE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL ATTEND THE BEAR LAKE BLUEPRINT ELECTED OFFICIALS MEETING IN GARDEN CITY, UTAH AT THE CITY COMPLEX ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011 AT 6:00 P.M.
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4/20/11 Bear Lake County Planning & Zoning Commission Hearings:
The Bear Lake County Planning & Zoning Commission will hold two public hearings followed by their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the Paris Elementary Board Room, located at 39 S. Fielding Street, Paris, Id.
Listed below is the Agenda:
- Meadow Row Farms / Subdivision
- Sterling Wallentine & David Everton / Variance
1. Moderate Income Housing Presentation / Brian
Carver / Bear River Association of Governments
2. Subdivision / Meadow Row Farms
3. Variance / Sterling Wallentine & David Everton
4. Wallentine Development pre-proposal
5. review of zoning map
6. review of Bear Lake Legacy Pathway
7. upcoming Bear Lake Valley Blueprint meetings
8. Old Business
9. Approval of the minutes
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4/11/11 Commissioners Meeting Minutes:
The Board of Bear Lake County Commissioners
met in regular session on Monday, April 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, Tricia Poulsen, Treasurer, Rosa Moosman, Valarie Hayes, Bill Stock, Alan Eborn and Griff Lloyd 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 February 18, 2011 special meeting and the March 14, 2011 regular meeting with amendments. Motion carried.
Sheriff Bunn presented his monthly report. He reported that the jail population averaged 4.1 per day in March. Treasurer Tricia Poulsen presented a tax cancellation of $175.04. Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to approve the cancellation. Motion carried.
Commissioner Romrell reported that the Airport was having trouble scheduling meetings that all members could attend. Commissioner Kunz reported that there would probably be no RC&D funding from the Federal Government. Commissioner Rasmussen reported on a Drug Court graduation in Soda Springs that he attended along with Clerk Haddock, Prosecuting Attorney Roger Jones and Karla Eborn. Both Graduates were Bear Lake County residents. He felt that Bear Lake should consider establishing a drug court in the future. In the meantime, Bear Lake County will help fund the Soda Springs Court for Bear Lake residents. Commissioner Rasmussen reminded the Commissioners of the Bear Lake Blueprint meeting for elected officials.
Polling locations were approved for the May 17, 2011 School Zone Trustee elections. Montpelier precinct #3 will vote at the Montpelier Fire Station and Liberty precinct at the Liberty Church for School Zone Trustee from Zone 3. Paris and Bloomington precincts will vote at the old Seminary Annex in Paris and St. Charles and Fish Haven precincts will vote at the St. Charles City Hall for School Zone Trustee from Zone 1. Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to approve the locations. Motion carried.
EMERGENCY SERVICES ISSUES
Alan Eborn stated that the County needed to appoint a Board member for the District 5 Interoperability Governance Board. Since Alan was going to be nominated for the Board by State Parks he suggested Sheriff Bunn be the County's appointment. Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to appoint Sheriff Bunn to the position. Motion carried. Mr. Eborn presented a grant acceptance for the 2010 Homeland Security Grant. Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to accept the Grant of $38,814. Motion carried. Mr. Eborn also talked about leasing some land for a communication tower above Bern to upgrade our emergency communication. Need to check with the attorney concerning a long term lease.
Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to approve the 2010 audit as amended by the auditor. Motion carried.
SUNDAY LIQUOR SALES
The Commissioners considered a request to allow liquor by the drink sales on Sunday. Following a short discussion, Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to leave the ordinance as is. Motion carried.
Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to accept the current bills. Motion carried.
REPORT GRAND TOTAL . . . . TOTAL WARRANTS . . . . . 197,328.43 147
NET WARRANTS . . . . . 197,328.43
BLM TRAVEL PLAN
Bill Brower, Over the Hill ATV Club, met with the Commissioners regarding the BLM travel plan. The club was concerned with keeping certain roads open. He noted that the Idaho Conservation League, in an effort to protect sage grouse, had asked for an extension to the BLM review process.
The Commissioners opened bids for five year leases for hay grown on the North and South hayfields by the Airport. The following per year bids were received:
Fred Nate $1,425 $3,075
Hulme Ranch $1,797 $2,952
Roy Bunderson _ $4,047
Scott Nelson $1,650 -
Brad Woolstenhulme $4,060 $4,160
Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to accept the high bids of Brad Woolstenhulme. Motion carried.
The Commissioners opened bids on the enhanced 911 system for the County. Bids were received from White Cloud, Emergency Call Works, Frontier Communications and Clark Wireless Communications. Eddie Goldsmith from the State E911 Commission will analyze the bids and make a recommendation at the next Commissioners meeting.
Kristy Aeschliman met with the Commissioners regarding a building in Montpelier, which had burned down. She had purchased the building to open a business in Montpelier. She offered to give the land and $10,000 of insurance money to the County if they would be responsible for cleaning up the building. The land is adjacent to a lot presently owned by the County and currently occupied by the Hospital. The Commissioners will consult with their attorney regarding the offer.
Gerald Hadd informed the Commissioners of tentative plans to open a dog kennel for short term dog care. The Commissioners informed him of the procedure to get a kennel permit, which include an application and a public hearing.
PLANNING AND ZONING
Mitch Poulsen met with the Commissioners regarding Planning and Zoning membership. Terms recently expired for Bill Stock, Tammy Kunz, Rex Skinner and Barry Bergholm. Bill and Tammy had expressed a desire to be reappointed. Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to reappoint Bill Stock and Tammy Kunz and appoint Cole Smith and Steve Hardy to the Planning and Zoning Board. Motion carried.
Dave Cottle and Mitch Poulsen presented a map of the Legacy Pathway master plan. The initial path would be around the Lake, but they hoped to lay the foundation to extend into the Cities and other parts of the County. They hoped to fund much of the project with grants and were also looking into the possibility of forming a recreation district. It was suggested that they contact Teton and Blaine Counties, which have good bikeway paths.
DISTRICT HEALTH BOARD MEMBER
The District Health Department informed the Commissioners that the term of current Board member, Keith Martindale, was expiring and he was not seeking reappointment to the position. The Commissioners noted that Mr. Martindale had been an excellent Board member for many years, but was planning to go on an LDS mission in the near future. Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to appoint Commissioner Rasmussen to the position. Motion carried.
ROAD AND BRIDGE ISSUES
Greg Skinner presented his monthly report. He reported that oil prices were the same as last year. The wet spring was causing damage to oiled roads. The crews were currently hauling chips from Parsons in Pocatello. The Commissioners gave him permission to purchase equipment in a State sale.
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.
Following the executive session Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to act on indigent cases as follows:
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE CLAIMS
Case # 2011-06 - Approved - Medically indigent, medically necessary, obligated County, last resource and emergency service.
Case #2011-07 - Suspended - Not the last resource - pending SSD/Medicaid.
Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to recess the regular meeting and to hold a Public Hearing. Motion carried. Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to open a Public Hearing as advertised to consider raising the returned check fee charged by the Treasurer's Office. Motion carried. Treasurer Tricia Poulsen explained that our returned check fee had not been raised in many years and she wished to raise the fee to $20.00 to be in line with most of the counties in the State and to cover the costs incurred. No one testified in favor or against the fee increase. Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to close the public hearing and return to the regular session. Motion carried.
RETURNED CHECK FEE
Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to raise the returned check fee from $10.00 to $20.00. Motion carried.
Rex Payne, Bear Lake Farm Service Agency, met with the Commissioners to discuss the alternatives regarding the Airport property hay. Following the discussion, it was decided to make application to put the ground into CRP. If the ground is accepted into CRP, it would be for a 10-year period starting in 2012. The hay will be bid for one year for the 2011 crop season.
Claudia Cottle, Bear Lake Watch, met with the Commissioners regarding the upcoming shoreline conference being held by Bear Lake Watch. This would be a two-day Conference with Officials from various State and local agencies invited.
BAILEY CREEK VISTAS DRIVEWAY
Spence and Linda Seipert asked the Commissioners to approve a different location for a driveway than was submitted by the developers of the Bailey Creek Vistas Subdivision on the final plat. After reviewing the information presented by the Seiperts, the Commissioners approved the change.
Meeting adjourned subject to recall by the
Chairman or his order.
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4/11/11 Commissioners Meeting Notice:
9:00 A.M. ELECTED OFFICIALS MEETING/APPROVAL OF MINUTES
9:15 A.M. COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS
9:30 A.M. ALAN EBORN - Emergency Services Grants, Repeater Hill
9:45 A.M. SUNDAY LIQUOR SALES
10:00 A.M. BILL BROWER - Over the Hill ATV Club - BLM Travel Management
10:15 A.M. AIRPORT HAY BIDS/ENHANCED 911 BIDS
10:30 A.M. MARK & KRISTY AESCHLIMANN -
Burned Building Removal
10:45 A.M. GERALD HADD - Dog Kennel Permit
11:00 A.M. PLANNING AND ZONING MEMBERS - New/Reappointments
11:15 A.M. PICTOMETRY DISCUSSION
11:30 A.M. PUBLIC COMMENTS
11:45 A.M. EXECUTIVE SESSION - Medical Assistance Claims, Legal Issues, Personnel Issues
1:00 P.M. PUBLIC HEARING - Raising Check Return Fee
1:15 P.M. AIRPORT PROPER HAY BID
1:30 P.M. BEAR LAKE WATCH SHORELINE CONFERENCE
- CLAUDIA COTTLE
1:45 P.M. PATHWAYS UPDATE - DAVE COTTLE
2:00 P.M. DRIVEWAY LOCATION - Spence and Linda Seipert
Road & Bridge Issues/Solid Waste Issues
Solid Waste Ordinance
Fossil Canyon Road
Approve March Bills/Minutes
Road & Bridge/Solid Waste Issues
Executive Session - Medical Assistance Claims
May 17th School Election Voting Locations
Southeastern District Health Board Member
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