8/31/11 Bear Lake Regional Commission and Bear Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau Meeting Agendas:
The next meeting of the Bear Lake Regional Commission & Convention and Visitors Bureau will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 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.
AUGUST 31, 2011
2. Approval of Agenda
3. Presentation of Charrettes & Brainstorming Session / Dave Bell USU LAEP
4. New Business/Other Business
a. Staff Reports
9. Old business
10. Approval of Minutes
11. Bills, Payroll
August 31, 2011
2. Approval of Agenda
3. Minutes (July 27, 2011)
5. Other Business
" Tourism Report
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8/25/11 Four County Commissioners Meeting Agenda
The County Commissioners of Bear Lake, Caribou, Franklin and Oneida Counties will meet at 11:00 A.M. at Mis Amores Mexican Restaurant, 101 North State Street in Preston, Idaho on Thursday, August 25, 2011.
2. Civil Defense
3. Economic Development
4. SRS-Pilot Replacement Program
5. Road & Bridge
6. Solid Waste Ordinances and Enforcement
7. Crosswalk maintenance on State roads in unincorporated areas.
8. Training requirements for emergency responders and elected officials to receive federal FEMA dollars.
9. Sandbag charges
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8/8/11 Commissioners Meeting Minutes:
The Board of Bear Lake County Commissioners
met in regular session on Monday, August 8, 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 Supervisor, Valarie Hayes, Bill Stock, Jim Guyer, Dillon Rich, Claudia Cottle and Ann Bittner also attended the meeting.
Discussion of a SEICCA Board vacancy and a selection committee for an architect were added to the agenda. Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried.
Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to approve the minutes of the June 27, 2011 special meeting, the July 11, 2011 regular meeting and the July 25, 2011 special meeting. Motion carried.
ELECTED OFFICIALS MEETING
Sheriff Bunn presented his monthly report. He reported that Fish Haven was very congested over the weekend during Raspberry days. He noted that he had to confiscate some horses over the weekend due to neglect. He also pointed out that there were several dogs from the County in the Montpelier City Dog pound and the County should consider contributing to the operation of the pound. Assessor Lynn Lewis reported that a county car he was using had major mechanical problems.
Jim Guyer and Dillon Rich gave an update on the Paris Hills Mine. They were continuing to drill core samples. They offered to supply materials if the County would do some road maintenance in Bloomington Canyon. The Commissioners were receptive to the proposal.
SAGEBRUSH STEPPE CONSERVATION EASMENTS
Representatives of Sagebrush Steppe presented information on conservation easements. They would like to get a land trust started in Southeast Idaho. They would work with willing land owners to contract with the land trust to preserve the land. They don't have any easements in Bear Lake yet, but do have some in Franklin County.
Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to approve July bills.
REPORT GRAND TOTAL . . . . TOTAL WARRANTS
. . . . . 385,880.81 166
FISH HAVEN CROSSWALKS
The Commissioners discussed potential cross walks in Fish Haven and the request of Idaho Transportation Department for the County to maintain them if Idaho Transportation Department installed them in conjunction with the turn lane project. There was concern with liability. Commissioners will discuss this with other Counties at the next four County meeting.
ROAD AND BRIDGE ISSUES
Greg Skinner met with the Commissioners to discuss Road and Bridge issues. He informed the Commissioners of a fence that was being built in Bloomington Canyon on the County road right of way. Commissioner Kunz will look at the situation with Mr. Skinner and take appropriate action. The crusher that was rented for the Montpelier Reservoir project was experiencing numerous breakdowns. The Road Department was helping with the fair this week. Commissioner Rasmussen asked Mr. Skinner to keep track of hours worked for the fair.
Steve and Pam Harrison met with the Commissioners regarding a well that is on a County right of way on the East Shore Road. The Commissioners agreed to grant an easement if their attorney would prepare one.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ISSUES
Alan Eborn presented a proposed lease on a site for a communication tower and building in Bern. He discussed training requirements for emergency management personnel and elected officials in order to receive any federal money from FEMA. The Commissioners will discuss this at an upcoming four County meeting. He noted that the County had received 22 pallets of sandbags that needed to be stored indoors. Mr. Eborn also thanked the Commissioners for weekend garbage pickup at North Beach on the summer weekends.
Kim Redding presented information on his company, which provides consulting services to help companies comply with MSHA regulations.
BLM ROAD PLAN
Bill Brower presented information on the BLM travel plan. He felt that they were closing too many Roads. He asked the Commissioners to support the Blue Ribbon Coalition plan to keep several roads open that were scheduled for closure. The Commissioners wanted to talk to some of the people affected by the roads prior to making any decisions.
ROBERT STUART CELEBRATION
Sherrel Burgoyne from the Historical Society informed the Commissioners of the 2012 plans to celebrate the 200th year anniversary of the Robert Stewart party visiting Bear Lake Valley. This was the first recorded visit of white people to the valley. There will be an auto tour of the places the party visited and a special display in the Rails and Trails Museum.
Bruce Olenick and Tom Hepworth, DEQ, met with Commissioners to discuss the landfill and recent violations that had been discovered concerning inadequate cover. The Commissioners noted that they had purchased a new piece of equipment and authorized more part time hours at the landfill to remedy the situation. Plans to open a new cell were also discussed. They also discussed a water quality issue in Bear Lake involving E-coli levels at North Beach. Mr. Olenick explained that DEQ takes samples and gives the results to State Parks management. Valarie Hayes questioned why the information wasn't communicated to the public.
Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to convene in an executive session per Idaho Code 67-2345(b, d, and f) to discuss indigent, legal, and personnel issues. All Commissioners voted yes in a roll call vote.
Following the Executive session Commissioner Kunz made a session seconded by Commissioner Romrell to act on Indigent cases as follows:
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE CLAIMS
Case #2010-03 & 2010-34 - Approved - medically indigent, medically necessary, obligated County, last resource, emergency service.
Case #2010-14 & #2011-07 - Approved - medically indigent, medically necessary, obligated County, last resource, emergency service.
Case #2011-09 - Approved for PCIP Coverage - medically indigent, medically necessary, obligated County, last resource.
Case #2011-18 - Denied - not the last resource, not medically indigent.
Case #2010-33 - Settlement Agreement approved.
SUNDAY PACKAGED LIQUOR SALES
Linda Moniz, U-Save Convenience Store, asked the Commissioners to consider allowing packaged liquor sales on Sunday. Since the State allowed Sunday sales in 2004, thirty of Idaho's 44 Counties had passed Resolutions allowing Sunday sales. The Commissioners will check with the Sheriff and consider the proposal at their next meeting.
SAND HILL POINT SUBDIVISION FINAL PLAT
Dave Cottle presented the final plat for the Sand Hill Subdivision. After discussion, Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to approve the final plat. Motion carried.
ROAD & BRIDGE - TRACK LOADER BID
Western States Equipment was the only one submitting proposals for a track loader that had been advertised. Jim Betty presented specifications on a used track loader for $65,000. Following the discussion, Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to purchase the loader. Motion carried.
TAX DEED AUCTION
The Commissioners moved to the Courthouse steps to conduct an auction on tax deeded properties. The sale of two parcels in Skinner Canyon was cancelled when it was discovered that the property descriptions had not been advertised properly. There were no bids for the parcel in Bloomington.
The Commissioners considered the proposed budget and decided to publish it as is. Following the public hearing, scheduled for September 6th, the Commissioners will make any changes and approve the budget .
Ash Phelps updated the Commissioners on vehicles. They recently lost an engine in one ambulance. The engine was replaced with a rebuilt one. They would like a new ambulance next year. They also asked for a retired sheriff's vehicle. Mr. Phelps noted they needed to put an ambulance in Georgetown and St. Charles.
Meeting adjourned subject to recall by the Chairman or his order.
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8/8/11 Commissioners Meeting Agenda:
9:00 A.M. ELECTED OFFICIALS MEETING/APPROVAL OF MINUTES
9:15 A.M. COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS
9:30 A.M. CHUCK WATTS - Bloomington Canyon
Road - Upgrade
Proposal with Stonegate
9:45 A.M. JOSELIN MATKINS & VALERIE ROBERTSON- Sagebrush Steppe Land Trust - Voluntary Land Conservation for Farmers and Ranchers
10:00 A.M. " "
10:15 A.M. STEVE & PAM HARRISON - Easement (well on East Shore Road - County R-O-W)
10:30 A.M. ALAN EBORN - Bern Communications
10:45 A.M. KIM REDDING - N - Compliance Safety Service Inc. - MSHA Presentation for Road & Bridge - Offering Assistance
11:00 A.M. BILL BROWER - BLM Decisions
11:15 A.M. SHERRELL BURGOYNE - Rails & Trails Museum Report/Liability
11:30 A.M. BRUCE OLENICK - DEQ - Annual Review
11:45 A.M. PUBLIC COMMENTS
LUNCH EXECUTIVE SESSION - Medical Assistance
Claims, Legal Issues, Personnel Issues
1:00 P.M. LINDA MONIZ - U-Save Convenience Store - Request for Package Liquor Sales on Sunday
1:15 P.M. DENNIS DEUHREN - Forest Service - Information on Road Maintenance - Miscellaneous Road Issues.
1:30 P.M. DAVID COTTLE - Final Plat for Sand
Hill Point Subdivision
1:45 P.M. JIM BETTY - Western State Equipment - Track Loader Bid
2:00 P.M. TAX DEED AUCTION
2:15 P.M. " "
2:30 P.M. BUDGET DISCUSSION
2:45 P.M. ASH PHELPS - Bear Lake County Ambulance Vehicles
Road & Bridge Issues/Solid Waste Issues
Approve July Bills/Minutes
Road & Bridge/Solid Waste Issues
Executive Session - Medical Assistance Claims
Solid Waste Ordinance
Crosswalk in Fish Haven Discussion
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8/1/11 Public Meeting Minutes:
The Board of Bear Lake County Commissioners met in a special session on August 1, 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 Kunz, DeMar Romrell and Kerry Haddock, Clerk of the Board.
Valarie Harris and Greg Skinner also attended the meeting.
Clerk Kerry Haddock presented his proposed budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. The proposed budget included a 2% raise for full time employees. There were no major changes from the current budget. The Commissioners will study the proposed budget and make changes in the next meeting prior to publishing.
ROAD AND BRIDGE ISSUES
The Commissioners looked at some small changes proposed by the Idaho Department of Transportation for the new turn lanes in St. Charles. These were made to address safety issues. The Commissioners discussed Lakeside Drive and decided to proceed with dust guarding a stretch of road.
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8/1/11 Public Meeting Notice:
THE BOARD OF BEAR LAKE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
WILL BE MEETING ON MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2011 AT 8:30 A.M. IN THE
SCHOOL DISTRICT #33 BOARD ROOM, IN PARIS, IDAHO TO DISCUSS COUNTY
BUDGETS AND ROAD & BRIDGE ISSUES.
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