6/29/11 Bear Lake Regional Commission Meeting Agenda:
The next meeting of the Bear Lake Regional Commission will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 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.
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6/29/11 Bear Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau Annual Meeting:
7:00 PM, Agenda:
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6/27/11 Commissioners Special Meeting Minutes:
The Board of Bear Lake County Commissioners
met in a special meeting on June 27, 2011, beginning at 9:00 A.M.
in the School District #33 Board Room in Paris, Idaho. Members
presented were Vaughn N. Rasmussen, Chairman, Montain D. Kunz,
DeMar Romrell and Kerry Haddock, Clerk of the Board.
Lynn Lewis, Assessor and Lori Haddock, Appraiser, also attended the meeting.
BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to convene as a Board of Equalization per Idaho Code 63-501. Motion carried. The Commissioners reviewed valuation appeals and discussed each with the Assessor and Appraiser. Final decisions will be made in the July 11, 2011 Commissioners meeting. Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to reconvene in special session. Motion carried.
Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to convene in an executive session per Idaho Code 67-2345(d) to discuss an indigent case. All Commissioners voted yes in a roll call vote.
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE CLAIM
Following the executive session Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to deny Case 2011-10 - Not the last resource, Medicaid approved.
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6/27/11 Commissioners Special Meeting Notice:
THE BOARD OF BEAR LAKE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL MEET AS A BOARD OF EUQALIZATION PER IDAHO CODE 63-501 TO HEAR APPEALS OF ASSESSMENTS ON MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011 AT 9:00 A.M. IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT #33 BOARD ROOM, PARIS, IDAHO.
AFTER THE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING, THE COMMISSIONERS WILL MEET IN EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS MEDICALLY INDIGENT CLAIMS PER IDAHO CODE67-2345(d).
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6/23/11 Public Meeting Minutes:
The Board of Bear Lake County Commissioners met in a special session on Thursday, June 23, 2011, beginning at 5:00 P.M. at the intersection of Highway 89 and a new road in the Toliver Subdivision. Members present were Vaughn N. Rasmussen, Montain D. Kunz, DeMar Romrell and Kerry Haddock, Clerk of the Board.
TOLIVER SUBDIVISION INSPECTION
Mitch Poulsen, Christensen, Toliver, and Smith met with the Commissioners to jointly inspect a new road and the associated drainage in the subdivision. The owners asked the County to take ownership of the road. The road appeared to be well built. The main point of disagreement was ownership and maintenance of several catch basins that were part of the drainage system. The Commissioners will check past minutes regarding the subdivision prior to making a decision.
The Commissioners moved to the School District #33 Board Room in Paris, Idaho to continue the meeting.
ST. CHARLES AND FISH HAVEN PROJECT
Officials of The Idaho Department of Transportation and Horrocks Engineering met with the Commissioners to outline projects adding turn lanes on Highway 89 for St. Charles Canyon and North Beach Road, and Fish Haven Canyon. Idaho Department of Transportation people attending were Chris Piersal, Mark Snyder, Charlie Dietz and Cory Tranz. Horrocks Engineering people attending were Jim Young, Dan Jones and consultant Sandy Williams. The projects will be done in 2012 and 2013. Charlie Dietz explained the process that was used to identify and prioritize the projects. All the projects were to reduce turning conflicts and promote safety. Following the presentation the Commissioners asked several questions. Members of the public were then allowed to ask questions and make comments. A number of Fish Haven residents were concerned with increased congestion that they felt would occur due to the project.
SUNDAY LIQUOR BY THE DRINK ORDINANCE #2011-04
Tony Crowson of Coopers, Louis Pope of Clover Creek Inn and Don Johnson representing the VFW met with the Commissioners regarding passing an ordinance allowing liquor by the drink on Sunday. Following a short discussion, Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to adopt Ordinance #2011-4, allowing liquor by the drink on Memorial Day and Sundays. Motion carried.
AN ORDINANCE PERMITTING THE SALE OF LIQUOR BY THE DRINK ON SUNDAYS AND MEMORIAL DAY; AND EXTENDING THE HOURS OF THE SALE OF LIQUOR BY THE DRINK ON FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS UNTIL 2:00 O'CLOCK A.M.
WHEREAS, THE Board of County Commissioners of Bear Lake County, Idaho deem it to be in the best interests of the County, to encourage tourism and for the benefit of local business within Bear Lake County, Idaho, and pursuant to Idaho code 23-927(2).
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BEAR LAKE COUNTY, IDAHO AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1: Liquor by the drink may be sold, offered for sale, or given away upon any licensed premises, unless otherwise prohibited by law, during the following hours:
a) On any Sunday, not otherwise prohibited
by law, between the hours of 11:00 o'clock A.M. and 12:00 o'clock
b) On Memorial day, not otherwise prohibited by law.
c) On any Friday and Saturday, not otherwise prohibited by law, between the hours of 10:00 o'clock A.M. and 2:00 o'clock
A.M. of the following day.
Section 2: Any person or entity who violates any provision of this ordinance shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction of the same shall be punished as set forth in Idaho Code Section 18-113, or if said code has been repealed, the maximum punishment shall be confinement in Jail for a period not to exceed six (6) months and/or a fine of One Thousand Dollars ($1000.00).
Section 3: All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.
Section 4: This ordinance shall be in full force and effect, after its passage, approval and publication according to law, from July 1, 2011.
Dated this 23rd day of June, 2011.
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6/23/11 Public Meeting Notice:
Public notice is hereby given that the Commissioners will hold a special meeting on June 23, 2011 beginning at 5:00 p.m. whereby they will meet at the intersection of Smith-Hill Road and Highway 89 to inspect drainage on Smith-Hill Subdivision.
6:00 p.m. - School District #33 Board Room - Presentation from ITD and Horrocks Engineers on proposed turn lanes at Minnetonka Cave Road, North Beach Road, and Fish Haven Canyon Road.
7:00 p.m. - Sunday Liquor by the Drink Sales
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6/15/11 Bear Lake County Planning & Zoning Meeting Notice:
The Bear Lake County Planning & Zoning Commission will hold its regular scheduled meeting on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the Paris Elementary Board Room located at 39 S. Fielding St., Paris, Id..
Listed below is the agenda:
1. Approval of agenda
2. Thella Sparks/ lot split
3. Discussion of commercial and residential zones
4. Old Business
5. Approval of the minutes
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6/13/11 Commissioners Meeting Minutes:
The Board of Bear Lake County Commissioners
met in regular session on Monday, June 13, 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, Greg Skinner, Road Supervisor, Bill Stock and Valerie Hayes also attended the meeting.
Items added to the agenda were the Dingle culvert project and a Juvenile Justice agreement. Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried.
ELECTED OFFICIALS MEETING
Sheriff Bunn presented his monthly report. He noted that there was lots of juvenile activity. He reported on the enhanced 911 system. The Sheriff had an inquiry regarding enforcement of the Solid Waste Ordinance. This will be added to next month's agenda. Clerk Haddock and the Sheriff noted that upgrades to the County's computer system, including a new server, had been strongly recommended by Computer Arts. The Commissioners gave their approval to proceed with the project. Treasurer Tricia Poulsen presented a tax cancellation on property which should have been exempt from taxation. Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to approve the tax cancellation. Motion carried. August 8 was set as a tentative date to sell property that had been tax deeded to the County.
SUNDAY LIQUOR SALES
Louis Pope, Tony Crowson and Don Johnson met with the Commissioners and asked them to reconsider allowing Liquor by the drink on Sundays. They presented information on surrounding Counties and the State of Utah which allows Sunday sales. The Commissioners agreed to consider an ordinance at their June 23rd meeting.
IDAHO FISH AND GAME PROPERTY BOUNDARY
Don Jenkins, Idaho Fish and Game, informed the Commissioners that some of the land fill activities were encroaching on Fish and Game property. He will have a surveyor mark the property line.
The Commissioners signed an agreement with Access Idaho, which will allow the Ambulance Service to receive payments by credit card.
Mitch Poulsen presented and updated zoning map for the County which was much more clearly defined. He would like to digitize the map and put on the website.
Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to approve the minutes of the May 9, 2011, regular meeting. Motion carried. Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to approve the minutes of the May 23, 2011 special meeting. Commissioners Kunz and Romrell voted yes and Commissioner Rasmussen abstained as he wasn't at the meeting.
Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to approve the current bills. Motion carried.
BEAR LAKE MONSTER BIKE RIDE
Jared Eborn discussed the upcoming Bear Lake Monster bike ride. He had lowered his expectations for participants to about 250. The event would start and end in Montpelier. Dennis Duehren noted that the forest Service had permitted the portion on Minnetonka Cave Road with certain restrictions. Cory Kranz, Idaho Department of Transportation gave information on their permitting process. The County will discuss an event permitting process at the next meeting.
NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE
Wayne Davidson updated the Commissioners on the National Flood Insurance program. The County had recently been accepted into the emergency phase of the program. The next step will be to get a flood plain map of the County. Steve Allred, Zion's bank, thanked the Commissioners for participating in the project and offered Zion's help with the flood plain map.
Wayne Davidson presented architect's plans for a Courthouse upgrade. The plans would provide handicap accessibility to the Courtroom and other County offices. The next step will be to seek grant money with the help of SEICOG.
BLASTING AND CRUSHING BIDS
Bids were received for blasting and crushing at Montpelier Canyon Dam as follows:
Eagle Rock $4.43 per cubic yard
Custom Blasting $4.05 per cubic yard
Kimball $22,000 per month
Goodfellow $25,000 per month
Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to accept the low bids of Custom Blasting and Kimball. Motion carried.
MEADOW ROW SUBDIVISION FINAL PLAT
Glade Hymas presented the final plat for Meadow Row Subdivision. Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to approve the final plat. Motion carried.
HIGHWAY 89 UPGRADE IN FISH HAVEN
Clark Stock and Bill Stock presented letters and signatures from Fish Haven residents asking the Commissioners to support them in opposing the proposed Highway upgrade in Fish Haven. The Idaho Department of Transportation has proposed adding turn lanes at Fish Haven Canyon to improve safety and traffic flow. The Commissioners and Idaho Department of Transportation will hold an informational meeting to discuss the project on June23rd. The Commissioners will take no action prior to that meeting.
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. Al l Commissioners voted yes in a roll call vote.
Brian Kiene, Pictometry, presented information for budgeting and some upgrades wanted by the Assessor's office. He presented a demonstration of a web based user feature that would make the program easier to use. He also demonstrated an add-on program that would identify any changes made between flyovers. He presented details on a longer term contract that could save the County money.
SHORELINE CONFERENCE AND PATHWAYS UPDATE
Dave Cottle reported that the Shoreline Conference went well. He also reported on progress of the Bear Lake Legacy Pathway.
The Commissioners considered a proposal from Keller Engineers to provide engineering services for Road and Bridge and Planning and Zoning. Commissioners Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to use Keller Engineering for these services on an as needed basis. Motion carried.
PEGRAM RIGHT OF WAYS
Keith Rigby asked the Commissioners to vacate some unused right of ways in the Pegram area. The Commissioners will need to advertise for a future meeting and will vacate if no one objects.
ROAD AND BRIDGE ISSUES
Greg Skinner presented his monthly report. They were still doing repair work on washed out roads. He presented information on traffic counts on East Shore Road, Hot Springs Road and Loveland Lane.
Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to convene in an executive session per Idaho Code 67-2345(b) to discuss a personnel issue. All Commissioners voted yes in a roll call vote.
Following the executive session Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to act on indigent claims as follows:
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE CLAIMS
Commissioners approved claims #2011-14 - medically indigent, obligated County, last resource, medically necessary - approved for the Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan - County to pay monthly premiums on a month by month basis; #2011-15 - medically indigent, obligated County, last resource, emergency service - approved for the Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan pending Veteran's Benefits - County to pay monthly premiums until Veteran's Benefits are approved.
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6/13/11 Commissioners Meeting Agenda:
9:00 A.M. ELECTED OFFICIALS MEETING/APPROVAL OF MINUTES
9:15 A.M. COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS
9:30 A.M. SUNDAY LIQUOR SALES
9:45 A.M. DON JENKINS - Idaho Fish & Game - Landfill, Property Lines
10:00 A.M. MITCH POULSEN - DIGITAL ZONING MAP
10:15 A.M. " "
10:30 A.M. BEAR LAKE MONSTER BIKE RIDE
10:45 A.M. NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM/WAYNE DAVIDSON - COURTHOUSE UPDATE
11:00 A.M. BLASTING AND CRUSHING BIDS - MONTPELIER RESERVOIR
11:15 A.M. GLADE HYMAS - Meadow Row Farm Final
11:30 A.M. CLARK STOCK, BILL STOCK - Turn Lanes in Fish Haven
11:45 A.M. PUBLIC COMMENTS
LUNCH EXECUTIVE SESSION - Medical Assistance
Issues, Personnel Issues
1:00 P.M. PICTOMETRY PRESENTATION
1:15 P.M. " "
1:30 P.M. " "
1:45 P.M. " "
2:00 P.M. CLAUDIE COTTLE - Shoreline Conference Update
2:15 P.M. DAVE COTTLE - Bike Pathways Update
2:30 P.M. RIGHT OF WAYS IN PEGRAM
Road & Bridge Issues/Solid Waste Issues
Smith-Hill Subdivision Road
Approve May Bills/Minutes
Road & Bridge/Solid Waste Issues
Executive Session - Medical Assistance Claims
Courthouse & Sheriff Computer Upgrade
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6/2/11 Public Meeting Notice:
THE BOARD OF BEAR LAKE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
WILL BE MEETING WITH THE FARM SERVICE AGENCY OFFICE FOR A USDA
EMERGENCY BOARD MEETING TO ASSESS CONDITIONS IN BEAR LAKE COUNTY
ON THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011 AT 10:00 A.M. AT THE USDA OFFICE AT
785 NORTH 4TH STREET, MONTPELIER, IDAHO.
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