9/21/11 Bear Lake County Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting Notice:
The Bear Lake County Planning & Zoning
Commission will hold its regular scheduled meeting on Wednesday,
September 21, 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. Variance / Dave Longfellow, Bill Webb
3. Review of proposed Conservation Subdivision / Jason Smith
4. Garage / Cliff Porter
5. Old Business
6. Approval of the minutes
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9/12/11 Commissioners Meeting Minutes:
The Board of Bear Lake County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, September 12, 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, Valarie Hayes, News-Examiner, Bill Stock and Alan Eborn also attended the meeting.
Additions to the agenda were a Forest Service Law Enforcement Contract, a letter concerning a road in Dingle and a Sheriff's vehicle purchase. Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to approve the agenda. Motion carried.
ELECTED OFFICIALS MEETING
Tricia Poulsen, Treasurer presented some tax cancellations. Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to approve the cancellations. Motion carried. Sheriff Bunn presented his monthly report. He reported that the Sheriff's Office had obtained a used Hummer for Search and Rescue with a grant for only the cost of picking up the vehicle. He presented the annual Forest Service contract for approval. Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to approve the agreement. Motion carried. Sheriff Bunn also explained that Rich County had not yet signed the mutual aid agreement.
JUNIOR COLLEGE APPLICATIONS
The Commissioners reviewed Junior College applications. They will seek further clarification from CSI before making a decision.
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
Alan Eborn and representatives from the National Weather Service met with the Commissioners to discuss flooding and how they define various flood warning stages. The Commissioners and the Weather Service set flood levels. They suggested changing the flood warning level at the Border measuring spot to 8 feet and the moderate flooding stage to 10.5 feet. Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to make the change. Motion carried.
Alan Eborn presented a contract to lease a small piece of land on a Bern hill to place a communications tower. This would allow the County to upgrade our statewide emergency communication. Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to approve the contract. Motion carried.
SMITH-HILL FINAL PLAT
Tim Christensen and Kent Smith presented the final plat for the Smith-Hill Subdivision. The home owners will own the settling ponds and the road will be gated. Mitch Poulsen pointed out that the original agreement was for the road to be a public road. Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to accept the final plat as presented. Motion carried.
SUNDAY PACKAGED LIQUOR SALES
Linda Moniz, U-Save, and George Winquist, Gladys' Place, presented information regarding packaged liquor sales in Idaho. The State had allowed State Liquor stores to sell on Sunday with a County Ordinance starting in 2004 and 30 Counties had adopted an Ordinance. The Commissioners didn't act on the request.
Mitch Poulsen presented information on final plat procedures. He pointed out some cases where Title Companies had recorded amendments to plats that were illegal. It was decided that all final plats would be recorded only by the Planning and Zoning Administrator.
FISH HAVEN TURN LANES
Ann Bittner presented some letters to the Commissioners regarding the Idaho Transportation Department planned turn lanes in Fish Haven asking the Commissioners for support in opposing the turn lanes. She noted that the Fish Haven residents hadn't been informed of the status of the lanes. She was informed that the crosswalks had been removed from the plans and that the Commissioners will contact Idaho Transportation Department regarding another public hearing.
Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to approve the minutes of the August 1, 2011 special meeting and the August 8, 2011 regular meeting with a small correction. Motion carried.
The Commissioners considered a six year contract with Pictometry, a software program used extensively by the Assessor's Office and also used by Planning and Zoning, Building inspector and will be used with the enhanced 911 system. The six year contract will save some money. Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to approve the contract.
PAID TIME OFF POLICY
The Commissioners discussed a possible paid time off policy to replace the existing vacation and sick time policy. They will study and discuss at the next meeting.
ROAD AND BRIDGE ISSUES
Greg Skinner presented his monthly report to the Commissioners. He reported on requests to widen a road and bridge in Dingle. Widening the road would be difficult and widening the bridge would be expensive. Mr. Skinner reported that there were continuing problems with the crusher at the Reservoir in Montpelier Canyon. He also reported on the Pruess Creek project.
Clerk Haddock presented L-1 and L-2 forms containing the proposed Property tax levy rates for all the County Taxing Districts. Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to approve the forms for submission to the State Tax Commission. Motion carried.
Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to approve the current bills. Motion carried.
REPORT GRAND TOTAL . . . . TOTAL WARRANTS
. . . . . 443,201.11 190
TOTAL VOID/CANCEL . . . . . * * TOTAL VOIDED/CANCEL FOR THE PERIOD SELECTED * *
NET WARRANTS . . . . . 443,201.11
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.
Meeting adjourned subject to recall by the Chairman or his order.
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9/12/11 Commissioners Meeting Agenda:
9:00 A.M. ELECTED OFFICIALS MEETING/APPROVAL OF MINUTES
9:15 A.M. COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS
9:30 A.M. JUNIOR COLLEGE APPLICATIONS
9:45 A.M. ALAN EBORN - Weather Service - Flooding Issues
10:00 A.M. " "
10:15 A.M. TIMOTHY CHRISTENSEN, SURVEYOR - KENT SMITH - Smith Hill Final Plat Review
10:30 A.M. LINDA MONIZ & GEORGE WINQUIST
- Sunday Package Liquor Sales
10:45 A.M. MITCH POULSEN - Platting Procedures
11:00 A.M. ANN BITTNER - Fish Haven Turn Lanes
11:15 A.M. PICTOMETRY CONTRACT
11:30 A.M. PTO POLICY DISCUSSION
11:45 A.M. PUBLIC COMMENTS
LUNCH EXECUTIVE SESSION
1:00 P.M. PUBLIC HEARING TO VACATE PEGRAM ROAD
1:15 P.M. LEVY APPROVALS
Road & Bridge Issues/Solid Waste Issues
Approve July Bills/Minutes
Road & Bridge/Solid Waste Issues
Bern Hill Communication Tower Agreement
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9/6/11 Public Hearing Minutes:
The Board of Bear Lake County Commissioners met in a special session on September 6, 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, Mitch Poulsen and Valarie Hayes also attended the meeting.
Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to approve the agenda with the addition of an executive session per Idaho Code 67-2345(d) to discuss an indigent matter. Motion carried.
The Commissioners held a public hearing to hear comments and answer questions on the published proposed 2012 Budget. There were no public comments on the budget.
SECURE RURAL SCHOOL RESOLUTION #2011-05
Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to adopt Resolution 2011-05 making decisions regarding the Secure Rural Schools funds for 2011. Motion carried.
BEFORE THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
FOR BEAR LAKE COUNTY
In the Matter of the FFY 2011 )
Elections for National Forest ) RESOLUTION NO. 2011-05
Related Safety-Net Payments )
WHEREAS, Congress enacted in 1908 and subsequently amended a law that requires that 25 percent of the revenues derived from National Forest lands be paid to states for use by the counties in which the lands are situated for the benefit of public schools and roads; and
WHEREAS, the principal source of revenues from National Forest lands is from the sale and removal of timber, which has been curtailed in recent years with a corresponding decline in revenues shared with counties; and
WHEREAS, the United States Congress recognized a need to stabilize education and road maintenance funding through predictable payments to the affected counties, and to achieve that goal enacted the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000, which has been amended and re-authorized for FFY 2008-2011 ("SRS2008"); and
WHEREAS, Title I of SRS2008 gives each eligible county the right to elect to receive either its traditional share of revenues from the National Forest lands pursuant to the Act of May 23, 1908 and Section 13 of the Act of March 1, 1911 (the "25-percent payments"), or instead to receive a guaranteed minimum share of the State payment pursuant to Sections 102(a)(1)(B) and 103 (the "full county payment amount"); and
WHEREAS, Bear Lake County elected in FFY 2008
to receive the guaranteed minimum full county payment amount pursuant
to SRS2008 Sections 102(a)(1)(B) and 103; and
WHEREAS, and election to receive the full county payment amount is effective for all federal fiscal years through FFY 2011; and
WHEREAS, any county electing to receive a full county payment amount that is $100,000 or more must further elect to expend an amount not less than 15 percent nor more than 20 percent of its full county payment amount as project funds; and
WHEREAS, Title I, section 102(d) of SRS2008 requires that counties electing to receive a full county payment amount of $100,000 or more must allocate its project funds for between projects in accordance with Title II and Title III, and return the balance of project funds unspent under Titles II and III to the Treasury of the United States, and communicate such allocation to the Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture; and
WHEREAS, Title II provides for special projects on federal lands or that benefit resources on federal lands, which projects are recommended by local resource advisory committees ("RACs"); and
WHEREAS, RACs recommend projects for consideration by the Secretary of Agriculture, with project funding supplied in whole or in part out of monies allocated for such purposes by participating counties; and
WHEREAS, counties that allocate funding to projects under Title II, and are participants in more than one RAC, may further direct that their Title II project funds be divided between different RACs according to an allocation decided by each participating county, with such funds held in the Treasury of the United States under the name of the county with a designation of the amount allocated to each RAC; and
WHEREAS, Title III provides for county projects, some of which are associated with federal lands, with Title III authorizing expenditures for search, rescue and emergency services, fire prevention and planning under the Firewise Communities program, and development of community wildlife protection plans, and
WHEREAS, county with a full county payment amount of $350,000 or more may not allocate more than 7 percent of its full county payment amount for Title III projects.
NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved as follows:
1. Bear Lake County has elected to receive a full county payment that is $100,000 or more, and hereby allocates 15 percent of its full county payment amount for expenditure on projects under Title II and Title III. Bear Lake County will return none (zero percent) of its full county payment amount to the Treasury of the United States.
2. Of the percent allocated to Title II and Title III projects above in paragraph 1, Bear Lake County further allocates between such titles for FFY 2011 (for expenditure after FFY 2011) on the following basis: 15 percent of full County payment amount for expenditure on Title II projects and 0 percent of the full county payment for expenditure on Title III projects.
3. The original or a copy of this Resolution shall be transmitted to Seth Grigg at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax (208)345-0389 by September 16, 2011.
ADOPTED this 6th day of September, 2011.
BEAR LAKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
/s/ Vaughn N. Rasmussen
VAUGHN N. RASMUSSEN, Chairman
/s/ Montain D. Kunz
MONTAIN D. KUNZ
/s/ DeMar Romrell
KERRY HADDOCK, Clerk
BUDGET RESOLUTION #2011-6
Following the Public Hearing, Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to adopt Resolution 2011-06 approving the Budget for Fiscal Year 2011-2012. Motion carried.
RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE ENSUING BUDGET
FOR FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012
COUNTY OF BEAR LAKE, STATE OF IDAHO
WHEREAS, Idaho Code Section 31-1605, requires a public hearing upon budget appropriations; and
WHEREAS, The Board of County Commissioners met in the School District #33 Board Room in Paris, Idaho on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 pursuant to designated published time; and
WHEREAS, taxpayers were allowed to comment on the tentative budget, so
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That upon conclusion of said hearing, the Bear Lake County Board of County Commissioners determine and fix the amount of the FY 2012 budget in the amount of $6,836,386, which is not greater than the amount of the published tentative budget and does not include an amount to be raised from property taxes greater than the amount advertised.
Adopted this 6th day of September, 2011
BEAR LAKE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
/s/ Vaughn N. Rasmussen
VAUGHN N. RASMUSSEN
/s/ Montain D. Kunz
MONTAIN D. KUNZ
/s/ DeMar Romrell
ATTEST: /s/ Kerry Haddock
KERRY HADDOCK, Clerk
Clerk Haddock presented an addendum to the Payport contract, which would allow the Clerk to begin receiving credit card payments for recording. Commissioner Kunz made a motion seconded by Commissioner Romrell to sign the contract. Motion carried.
Commissioner Romrell made a motion seconded by Commissioner Kunz to convene in executive session per Idaho Code 67-2345(d) to discuss an indigent case. All Commissioners voted yes in a role call vote.
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9/6/11 Public Hearing Notice:
The Board of Bear Lake County Commissioners will be holding a public hearing on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 9:00 A.M. in the School District #33 Board Room in Paris, Idaho for the purpose of considering and fixing a final budget and making appropriations to each office, department, service, agency or institution and fund for the current fiscal year, at which time any taxpayer may appear and be heard upon any part or parts of the said budget for Fiscal Year 2012.
OTHER AGENDA ITEMS:
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