5/26/10 Public Meeting Minutes:
The Board of Bear Lake County Commissioners met in a special session on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 beginning at 4:00 P.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.
Clerk Haddock presented results of the May 25, 2010 Primary Election. After discussion, acting as a Board of Canvassers, Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to certify the election result as presented. Motion carried.
DUMP TRUCK BID
The Commissioners discussed bids that had been opened at the May 10th meeting for a 10-wheel dump truck. The Commissioners decided not to accept either bid at this time.
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5/26/10 Public Notice:
THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL MEET ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2010 AT 4:00 P.M. PER IDAHO CODE 34-1205, AS A BOARD OF CANVASSERS TO CERTIFIY AND CANVASS THE PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS.
AFTER THE BOARD OF CANVASS MEETING THE COMMISSIONERS WILL DISCUSS THE PURCHASE OF A DUMP TRUCK FOR THE ROAD & BRIDGE DEPARTMENT.
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5/18/10 Public Meeting Minutes:
The Board of Bear Lake County Commissioners met in a special session on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 beginning at 7:30 A.M. in the Reserve Clubhouse in Fish Haven, Idaho. Members present were Vaughn N. Rasmussen, Chairman, DeMar Romrell and Kerry Haddock Clerk of the Board.
Evan Skinner and JoAnn Taylor met with the Commissioners regarding the Dingle Culvert project. They were seeking an agreement between the Commissioners and the individuals involved. The Soil Conservation Service had approved a grant, but needed a 50% match by the County. Commissioner Rasmussen made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to approve participation in the project subject to review of the bids. Motion carried.
Commissioner Kunz joined the meeting in progress.
The Commissioners met with the Rich County Commissioners and area Mayors to discuss a potential joint long planning effort in the valley.
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5/18/10 & 5/20/10 Public Notices:
THE BOARD OF BEAR LAKE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL BE MEETING ON TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2010 AT 7:20 A.M. AT THE RESERVE CLUB HOUSE, FISH HAVEN, IDAHO TO DISCUSS THE DINGLE CULVERT ISSUE. THEY WILL THEN MEET AT 7:30 A.M. WITH THE RICH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND VALLEY MAYORS TO DISCUSS INVISION UTAH.
THE COMMISSIONERS WILL ALSO BE MEETING ON MAY
20, 2010 AT 1:00 P.M. AT THE OREGON TRAIL CENTER, MONTPELIER,
IDAHO TO ATTEND THE DISTRICT HEALTH BUDGET MEETING.
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5/12/10 Public Notice:
THE BOARD OF BEAR LAKE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
HEREBY GIVE NOTICE THEY MAY ATTEND THE IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF WATER
RESOURCE WATER HEARINGS FOR BLACK BEAR ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2010
AT 10:00 A.M. AT THE OREGON TRAIL CENTER, 320 NORTH 4TH, MONTPELIER,
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5/10/10 Commissioners Meeting Minutes:
The Board of Bear Lake County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, May 10, 2010, 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, Rodney Wallentine, Treasurer, Lynn Lewis, Assessor, Rosa Moosman, Editor of the News Examiner, also attended the meeting.
Circuit Breaker approval and Gem Grant Resolution were added to the agenda. Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to approve the agenda as amended.
Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of April 12, 2010. Motion carried.
ELECTED OFFICIALS MEETING
Sheriff Bunn presented his monthly report for April. Average jail population for the month was 10.5. He reported that Caribou County will not increase jail rates for next year. A new sign is needed in front of the Sheriff's Office. He presented a new contract with the Forest Service for patrolling camp grounds. The Forest Service had raised the fee they will pay to the County. Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to approve the new contract. Motion carried. Assessor Lynn Lewis presented the Circuit Breaker list for approval prior to sending to the State Tax Commission. Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to approve the list. Motion carried. He stated that Assessment notices would be mailed soon. Clerk Haddock reported that absentee voting was under way and that budget packets had been given to elected officials and department heads. He also informed the Commissioners of some wind damage to the Courthouse roof.
COMMITTEE REPORTS & RESOLUTION #2010-13
Commissioner Romrell reported on an R C & D meeting. They plan on improving a campground in Emigration Canyon. Commissioner Rasmussen reported on the Four County Economic Development. They are again requesting State Grant money. He also presented a resolution to support an Idaho Gem Grant application for the Accelerated Paving Power project. Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to approve Resolution 2010-13 as presented. Motion carried.
IDAHO GEM GRANT APPLICATION RESOLUTION #2010-13
WHEREAS, the Bear Lake County Commission is interested in the economic health of the community and its citizens; and
WHEREAS, the Bear Lake County Commission wishes to support and encourage appropriate efforts within the community that promote economic development of the community and the economic development of the community and the economic well-being of its citizenry; and
WHEREAS, the Idaho Department of Commerce is offering a program specifically designed to help rural Idaho communities implement economic development strategies/projects and,
WHEREAS, this program is entitled the Idaho Gem Grant Program
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Bear Lake Commissioners hereby supports and endorses and Idaho Gem Grant application for the Accelerated Paving Power project;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Bear Lake County Commission designates the county clerk as its administrative agent for this grant.
This Resolution is in full effect upon its adoption this 10th day of May 2010.
Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to approve the current bills. Commissioners Romrell and Kunz voted yes. Commissioner Rasmussen abstained as bills from the Company he works for were included.
REPORT GRAND TOTAL . . . . . 284,265.87 166
TOTAL VOID/CANCEL . . . . . 8,780.00 * * TOTAL VOIDED/CANCEL FOR THE PERIOD SELECTED * *
INDIGENT MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
The Commissioners agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Health and Welfare regarding the new joint application for indigent health care services. The changes in the indigent application process will be implemented July 1st.
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
Bruce Olenick met with the Commissioners to give an update on landfill issues. He reported that his department didn't have to make budget cuts. He reported on funds available from the EPA to assess brownfield cleanup. He gave input regarding subdivision growth.
DISTRICT HEALTH QUARTERLY REPORT
Leslie Talbot and Tiffany Preston gave the Health Department quarterly report. They reported that flu activity was light. Swine flu vaccine will be incorporated into next year's seasonal flu shot. They had 174 immunization clients and $30,600 was spent on food for WIC clients.
TAX DEED PUBLIC HEARING
Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to convene in a public hearing for pending tax deed properties. Motion carried. Treasurer Rodney Wallentine presented several properties that would be tax deeded June 1st if taxes were not paid. No one appeared at the hearing to contest the tax deeds. Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to close the hearing and return to the regular meeting. Motion carried.
Mitch Poulsen, Claudia Cottle and Alan Matheson met with the Commissioners regarding the cost of having Envision Utah assist with the regional planning process. The total cost would be budgeted at $197,000 with $50,000 coming from local Counties and Cities. The additional $147,000 would come from grants and other sources. Mr. Matheson stated that this amount of funding would allow a robust study. A meeting with Commissioners from Rich and Bear Lake Counties and Mayors of Cities in the two Counties is scheduled for May 18th for further discussion.
BLM LAND SALES
Blaine Newman and Dave Patchery from the Bureau of Land Management presented a proposal to sell BLM land to the public. There are 26 parcels in Bear Lake County under consideration. Most are small, isolated parcels. Many are land locked with no access. The Commissioners also asked about snowmobile parking lots on BLM land in Green Canyon and Fish Haven Canyon.
CTD GAS LEASE
The Commissioners signed an additional gas lease with CTD. They had previously passed a Resolution on gas leases with CTD.
MONTPELIER RESERVOIR PARKING PROJECT BIDS
Commissioners opened bids for a project to provide a parking area near Montpelier Reservoir. The project is being paid for with stimulus money through the Forest Service. Bids received:
Thomas Rocks $53,438
Thomas Rocks $41,838
Bear Lake Construction $64,980
Bryce Boehme Construction $49,400
Peavler Construction $48,423
Later in the meeting after engineering review by Forest Service Engineers the $41,838 was not considered and Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to accept the bid of Peavler Construction for $48,423. Motion carried.
DUMP TRUCK BIDS
Commissioners opened bids for a new dump truck for the Road and Bridge Department. Bids received:
Lake City $109,978
The Commissioners wanted to take time studying the two proposals prior to making a decision.
Commissioners opened bids on hay ground at the Airport and the Wardboro gravel pit. Bids received:
Airport Property Hulme Ranch $3,469
Wardboro Greg Skinner $100
Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to accept the two bids. Motion carried.
EXTENSION OFFICE UPDATE
Joel Packham, Sharlene Woffinden and Charlotte Eberlein met with the Commissioners to discuss changes in the Extension program. Due to budget cuts, Bear Lake will not have an Extension Ag person. Joel Packham is being reassigned to the Cassia and Minidoka Counties after this year's Fair. We may get some ag help from agents in surrounding Counties.
Rosa Moosman stated that losing Joel Packham as an Ag Extension agent was bad for the County. She also questioned the value of the Envision Utah project. Bill Pettis informed the Commissioners of a Department of Water Resources hearing regarding the Black Bear Resort water application.
ROAD AND BRIDGE REPORT
Greg Skinner presented his monthly report. He reported that the bathrooms at the County shop had sustained some flooding damage and needed upgrading. The Commissioners gave him permission to do the necessary work. He reported on a fence near the Airport that was in the County right of way. The crews had been working on gravel work in Dingle and Nounan.
Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to convene in an executive session per Idaho Code 67-2345(b, d, and f) to discuss medical indigent claims, legal issues and 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
Case #2009-31 - Approved - Medically indigent; medically necessary; obligated county; last resource; emergency service.
Case #2010-12 - Approved - Medically indigent; medically necessary; obligated county; last resource; emergency service.
Case #2010-13 - Denied - Not the last resource - pending SSD/SSI/Medicaid.
Case #2010-07 - Approved - Medically indigent; medically necessary; obligated county; last resource; emergency service.
SOUTHEASTERN IDAHO HEALTH DEPARTMENT BUDGET
Ed Marugg and Keith Martindale presented the proposed 2011 budget for the Southeastern District Health Department. Bear Lake's share will be reduced slightly due to population decrease. Bear Lake County will host a hearing on the budget later in the month.
PLANNING AND ZONING ISSUES
Mitch Poulsen and Judy George met with the Commissioners to discuss lot splits and Road access. They discussed an issue regarding access via an agricultural easement. This did not meet access requirements of Planning and Zoning and a building permit should not be issued. There was a discussion regarding recreational vehicles being used as residences. These did not meet Planning and Zoning or Health Department Regulations.
BEAR LAKE REGIONAL COMMISSION
Mitch Poulsen presented a history of the Bear Lake Regional Commission. Future direction of the Commission is to protect and improve the water quality of Bear Lake and the Bear River and help in planning the use of resources in the valley.
Evan Skinner and JoAnn Taylor again met with the Commissioners regarding the Dingle culvert project. They presented pipe costs and an engineering proposal. JoAnn asked for a commitment from the Commissioners. The Commissioners felt that the land owners need to have some ownership.
KEETCH RAILROAD CROSSING
The Commissioners discussed the public hearing held on the possible closure of the Keetch Railroad Crossing. Following the discussion, Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to keep the crossing open. Motion carried.
Doug Taylor and Lavoy Taylor expressed concern regarding enforcement of portions of the Solid Waste Ordinance. They specifically asked about concrete from the Butch Cassidy and Budget Motel demolition and the disposal fees assessed. They stated others had not hauled concrete to the landfill. They wanted uniform enforcement of the ordinance. The Commissioners will look at the Ordinance to see if changes need to be made.
Scott Stephens presented an update on SEICOG activities.
Meeting adjourned subject to recall by the Chairman or his order.
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5/10/10 Commissioners Meeting Agenda:
9:00 A.M. ELECTED OFFICIALS MEETING/APPROVAL OF MINUTES
9:15 A.M. COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS
9:30 A.M. BRUCE OLENICK - Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
9:45 A.M. LESLIE TALBOT & TIFFANY PRESTON - District Health Quarterly Report
10:00 A.M. RODNEY WALLENTINE, TREASURER - Tax Deed hearing for Pending Issue
10:05 A.M. MITCH POULSEN, CLAUDIA COTTLE - Regional Planning Committee - Invision Utah
10:30 A.M. BLAINE NEWMAN - B.L.M. - Discussion of Sale of Isolated Public Land
10:45 A.M. " "
11:00 A.M. MONTPELIER RESERVOIR PROJECT BID OPENING
11:15 A.M. DUMP TRUCK BID OPENING
11:25 A.M. HAY BID OPENING
11:30 A.M. JOEL PACKHAM - BEAR LAKE COUNTY EXTENSION AGENT - CHARLOTTE EBERLEIN - STATE EXTENSION DIRECTOR - EXTENSION AGENT TRANSFER
11:45 A.M. PUBLIC COMMENTS
12:00 P.M. EXECUTIVE SESSION - Medical Assistance Claims, Personnel and Legal Issues
1:00 P.M. ED MARUGG - Southeastern District Health Department - Budget Presentation
1:15 P.M. " "
1:30 P.M. MITCH POULSEN, Planning and Zoning - Review of Lot Splits/Road Access & Bear Lake Regional Commission Presentation
1:45 P.M. " "
2:00 P.M. JOANN TAYLOR & EVAN SKINNER - Dingle Culvert Project
2:15 P.M. KEETCH RAILROAD CROSSING CLOSURE
2:30 P.M. DOUG TAYLOR - Dump discussion with Newberry Family
2:45 P.M. SCOTT STEPHENS - SEICOG Update
3:00 P.M. EXECUTIVE SESSION - INDIGENT HEARING
Road & Bridge Issues/Solid Waste Issues
Solid Waste Fee - Doug Taylor
CTD Gas Lease
Approve November's Bills/Minutes
Road & Bridge/Solid Waste Issues
Executive Session - Medical Assistance Claims
County - Forest Service Cooperative Agreement
Memorandum of Understanding for County/Welfare
Combined Medical Applications
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5/4-5/10 Public Meeting Notice:
THE BEAR LAKE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL BE ATTENDING ON MAY
4 & 5, 2010, THE MULTI-SECTOR GENERAL PERMIT WORKSHOP AT THE
EASTERN IDAHO STATE FAIR GROUNDS IN BLACKFOOT, IDAHO IN THE NEEDLE
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