11/17/10 Public Meeting Notice:
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE BOARD OF BEAR LAKE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL BE MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010 AT NOON AT THE RANCHHAND IN MONTPELIER, IDAHO TO DISCUSS THE PROPOSED INCREASE IN RATES BY ROCKY MOUNTAIN POWER.
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11/17/10 Bear Lake County Planning & Zoning Commission Agenda:
The Bear Lake County Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a joint public hearing and regular scheduled meeting on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 7:00 pm at the Paris Elementary Board Room 39 Fielding St. Paris, ID.
Listed below is the Agenda:
1. Verizon cell panel co-locate - Bloomington, CUP
2. Verizon cell panel co-locate - Bear Hollow, CUP
3. Cargo Container, CUP/ Mike Taylor
1. Verizon cell panel co-locate /Bloomington/CUP
2. Verizon cell panel co-locate /Bear Hollow/CUP
3. Cargo container CUP/ Mike Taylor
4. Family Lot Split / Judy George
5. Mobil Home Discussion
6. Old Business
7. Approval of the minutes
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11/8/10 Commissioners Meeting Minutes:
The Board of Bear Lake County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday November 8, 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, Roger Jones, Prosecuting Attorney, Lynn Lewis, Assessor, Rosa Moosman, Editor of the News Examiner and Bill Stock also attended the meeting.
A new vehicle for the Sheriff's Department was added to the agenda. Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to accept the agenda as amended. Motion carried.
Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to approve the minutes of the October 12, 2010 regular meeting with two minor corrections. Motion carried.
Sheriff Brent Bunn presented his monthly report. Average jail population was 6 per day. His new office sign was complete. Road and Bridge will install the sign. Assessor Lynn Lewis requested replacing his employee who will become the Treasurer early for training purposes.
DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Leslie Talbot and Tiffany Preston presented the quarterly report of the County Health Department. They reported being busy giving flu shots with 204 immunization clients. There were 673 WIC clients with $32,568 spent for food dollars.
BEAR LAKE BLUE PRINT
The Commissioners were reminded of the upcoming November 16th Bear Lake Blue Print meeting and discussed funding for the project. Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to approve a $5,000 payment to the project. Motion carried.
The Commissioners discussed the Fossil Canyon road closure. Prosecuting Attorney Roger Jones had sent a letter to the property owner requesting that the barricade to the road be removed. He had not heard back yet.
SNOWMOBILE PARKING LOTS
The Commissioners discussed two snowmobile parking lots. They received an agreement from the Bureau of Land Management giving the County a long term lease for land in North Canyon. Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to approve the lease. Motion carried. They also had an offer of private land for a lot at Skinner Canyon at no charge. The owner wanted a written agreement.
MONTPELIER IMPACT AREA
Mitch Poulsen and Ron Jensen, County Planning and Zoning, and Lori Haddock, Montpelier Planning and Zoning, presented a proposal for a revised Impact Area for the City of Montpelier. The Montpelier City Council and the County Planning and Zoning had both approved the proposal. Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to approve the impact area as presented. Motion carried.
SOLID WASTE ORDINANCE
The Commissioners again discussed the Solid Waste Ordinance in regards to concrete disposal. The Commissioners noted that the Ordinance needs to be updated to allow the disposal of concrete in places other than the landfill with certain restrictions. Todd Transtrum will contact surrounding Counties and the State for some guidance.
GENERAL ELECTION CANVASS
Clerk Haddock presented the results of the November 2, 2010 General Election. 2,277 voters cast ballots, which was 67.7% of the registered voters. Acting as the Board of Canvassers of Election, Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to approve the voter abstract as presented. Motion carried.
DINGLE DRAINAGE PROJECT
The Commissioners noted that the Soil conservation Service was concerned that the contractor installing the new drainage project in Dingle was somewhat late in starting the project.
ROAD AND BRIDGE ISSUES
Greg Skinner, Road and Bridge Supervisor, presented his monthly report. He expressed the need for the County to have several gravel pits around the County and encouraged the Commissioners to consider buying some land in various places for that purpose. He reported on a grant application to purchase new signs for various places in the County. He and Commissioner Romrell had attended a demonstration in Oneida County of a Zipper. This is a new machine to resurface roads. The machine was effective, but expensive. They also learned at a Five County Transportation meeting that an inspection station was planned for location at the bottom of Fish Creek Summit. Most felt that this was a poor location.
Evan Skinner asked the Commissioners to approve a subdivision with the Dingle Cemetery Road as access. Road is only 18 feet wide with a 29 foot right of way. The right of way could be widened to 45 feet. The Commissioners were concerned that this may cause a bottleneck and wanted to look at the road prior to making a decision.
Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to approve the current bills. Motion carried.
REPORT GRAND TOTAL . . . . TOTAL WARRANTS
. . . . . 292,854.60 149
TOTAL VOID/CANCEL . . . . . * * TOTAL VOIDED/CANCEL FOR THE PERIOD SELECTED * *
NET WARRANTS . . . . . 292,854.60
GREAT WESTERN TRAIL
The Commissioners were asked to sign a letter in support of the Great Western Trail Association's effort to have the trail designated as a National Recreation Trail. The letter also consented to designating certain County roads as a part of the trail. Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to approve and sign the letter. Motion carried.
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 indigent claims, legal and personnel issues. All Commissioners voted yes.
Following the executive session Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded commissioner Romrell to act on indigent claims as follows:
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE CLAIMS
Case #2010-27 - Suspended: Not the last resource - pending SSD/Medicaid.
Case #2010-29 - Denied: Provider, Bear Lake Memorial Hospital withdrew application; not the last resource, not medically indigent.
Meeting adjourned subject to recall by the Chairman or his order.
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11/8/10 Commissioners Meeting Notice:
9:00 A.M. ELECTED OFFICIALS MEETING/APPROVAL OF MINUTES
9:15 A.M. COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS
9:30 A.M. JESSE ANGLESEY, LESLIE TALBOT & TIFFANY PRESTON - Health Department Quarterly Report
9:45 A.M. MITCH POULSEN - Planning and Zoning recommendation for Montpelier City Impact Area
10:00 A.M. SOLID WASTE ORDINANCE - Concrete Dumping
10:15 A.M. GENERAL ELECTION - CANVASS RESULTS
10:30 A.M. DINGLE DRAINAGE PROJECT
10:45 A.M. DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION MEETING AND ZIPPER DEMO
11:00 A.M. EVAN SKINNER - Variance for Road Width on Dingle Cemetery Road - Subdivision
11:30 A.M. PUBLIC COMMENTS
11:45 A.M. EXECUTIVE SESSION - Medical Assistance Claims/Personnel & Legal Issues
Road & Bridge Issues/Solid Waste Issues
Bear Lake Blueprint Funding
Fossil Canyon Update
Skinner Canyon Snowmobile Parking Lot
Approve October's Bills/Minutes
Road & Bridge/Solid Waste Issues
Executive Session - Medical Assistance Claims
Great Western Trail Letter
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