Power County Commission minutes for February

POWER COUNTY
COMMISSIONER MINUTES
The Board of Power County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, February 11th, 2013. Present were Commissioners Vicki Meadows, Chairman, Ron Funk and Delane Anderson. Also present were Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht and Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen.
COMMISSIONER AGENDA (I.C. #67-2343): Following a review of I.C. #67-2343, and good cause appearing therefore, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Meadows, to amend the February 11th, 2013, Commissioner Agenda to include the following items:
Three Rivers Resource, Conservation & Development
Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request
Carried.
POWER COUNTY COMMISSIONER MINUTES: Moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve the Power County Commissioner Minutes for January 14th, 18th, 24th, 28th and 31st, 2013. Carried.
POWER COUNTY INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT/URBAN RENEWAL BOARD: Moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Anderson to reappoint Rod Tucker to serve an additional term of three (3) years on the Power County Industrial Development/Urban Renewal Board (January, 2016). Carried.
POWER COUNTY PLANNING & ZONING BOARD: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to reappoint Kevin Boyer to serve an additional term of three (3) years on the Power County Planning & Zoning Board (January, 2016). Carried.
EASTERN IDAHO STATE FAIR – FISCAL YEAR 2014 BUDGET REQUEST: Commissioner Funk reported that he attended the Eastern Idaho State Fair District’s fiscal year 2014 budget hearing on January 25th, 2013. Commissioner Funk further reported that the Eastern Idaho State Fair Board will not be seeking an increase above Power County’s fiscal year 2013 contribution.
THREE RIVERS RESOURCE, CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT (RC&D) – FISCAL YEAR 2014 BUDGET REQUEST: Commissioner Meadows reported that Three Rivers Resource, Conservation & Development (RC&D) may be requesting an increase in Power County’s fiscal year 2014 contribution. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to review this matter further following the Three Rivers RC&D budget hearing scheduled on February 12th, 2013; accordingly further consideration of this matter was tabled until February 25th, 2013.
POWER COUNTY BUILDING & GROUNDS – DOCTORS CLINIC (BRANDON WILDE LEASE): Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen reported that he is preparing a proposed lease between Power County and Dr. Brandon Wilde for partial use of the Doctors Clinic. Following discussion, further consideration of this matter was table until February 25th, 2013.
POWER SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICT – ANNUAL REPORT: Ivan Permann, Brett Leyshon, James Hofmeister, Marita Poulson and Jeff Stewart of the Power Soil Conservation District Board of Supervisors appeared before the Commissioners with Administrative Assistant Pegi Long to present their annual report. Mr. Permann then requested that the Commissioners submit their letter of intent to provide the Power Soil Conservation District with a contribution from Power County’s fiscal year 2014 budget. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to submit a letter of intent to allocate $6,500 to the Power County Soil Conservation District from the County’s fiscal year 2014 budget. Carried.
IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION – MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING: Power County Assessor Douglas Glascock and Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to review the proposed Memorandum of Understanding between the Idaho Department of Transportation and Power County regarding joint responsibilities and operational requirements for the issuance of driver’s licenses, permits, identification cards, vehicle registration and titles at the County Sheriff and Assessor offices. Following discussion, the Commissioners, Assessor and Sheriff agreed that the Memorandum of Understanding will not be signed in its current form. Assessor Glascock reported that he has been appointed by the Idaho Assessor’s Association to serve as alternate chairman of a sub-committee to negotiate the terms of the proposed Memorandum of Understanding with the Idaho Department of Transportation.
POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – TELMATE CONTRACT: Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to report that he and Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Peterson have submitted a counter proposal to the proposed contract between Power County and Telmate for the operation of inmate electronic communications equipment and systems at the Power County Jail, which counter proposal is being reviewed by Telmate’s legal division; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until March 11th, 2013.
POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – POWER COUNTY PERSONNEL MANUAL (SECTION VIII(C)(2)(B): Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Power County Commissioners to review Section VIII(C)(2)(b) of the Power County Personnel Manual regarding sick leave benefits, and specifically the benefit provided to employees in the event of an illness to immediate family members. Following discussion, the Commissioners and Sheriff Jeffries agreed that no changes need to be made to the Power County Personnel Manual at this time.
POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – TABLE MOUNTAIN REPEATER SITE (MOTOROL SERVICES AGREEMENT): Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to review the Services Agreement between Power County and Motorola Solutions for maintenance and support of the Table Mountain Repeater Site. Following discussion, the Commissioners and Sheriff Jeffries agreed to review the proposed agreement with the Power County Communications Advisory Committee and further consideration of this matter was tabled until March 25th, 2013.
POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF PARKS & RECREATION (BOAT GRANT AGREEMENT): Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve and execute the Agreement between Idaho Department of Parks & Recreation and Power County for the Fiscal Year 2013 Boat Safety Grant in the amount of $18,622, with matching funds of $9,311, for a total marine patrol budget of $27,933. Carried.
POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – BUREAU OF HOMELAND SECURITY (PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATION FEES/PENDING RULES): Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to review the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security’s proposed new rules in regard to fees charged for communications services. Following discussion, the Commissioners and Sheriff agreed that the proposed rules should also be reviewed by Power County’s multi-agency communications advisory committee.
POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – BUREAU OF RECLAMATION (ENHANCED PATROL AGREEMENT): Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to present a copy of the letter from the United State Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), giving preliminary notice of the BOR’s intent to exercise the second option year on Contract #R12PX14017, for certain patrol services by the Power County Sheriff on BOR property.
POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – JAIL REMODEL (ARCHITECT REPORT): Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners with Architect Lee Dille d/b/a Design Place, PLLC, to discuss the Power County law enforcement building renovation project. Also present was contractor Gary Ferguson of BGM Builders, Inc., who presented the Commissioners with an anticipated work schedule for project completion.
POWER COUNTY AMBULANCE DISTRICT: Moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to recess as Power County Board of Commissioners and reconvene as Power County Ambulance District Board. Carried.
ENTRADA, INC. – AMBULANCE DISTRICT BILLINGS (MEDICARE CONTRACTING INFORMATION): Commissioner Meadows reported that Power County’s Medicare Contract, which lapsed on December 28th, 2011, will require an additional three (3) weeks to process; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until March 11th, 2013.
Moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to recess as Power County Ambulance District Board and reconvene as Power County Board of Commissioners. Carried.
POWER COUNTY DISASTER SERVICES – HOMELAND SECURITY GRANTS: Moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve and execute the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security’s 2012 SHSP sub-grant application in the amount of $18,338.50. Carried.
CLAIMS: Moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the claims as presented and amended. Carried.
Current Expense $ 20,145.39
Ambulance District 552.78
Abatement District 16,060.00
District Court 4,400.25
Justice Fund 14,667.95
Enhanced 911 Services 2,484.65
Elections 365.94
Indigent 1,393.60
Revaluation 12,660.00
Solid Waste 21,043.39
Weeds 588.82
Waterways 18.00
PILT 2,547.12
Moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve the subsequent claims approval report as presented. Carried. Commissioner Anderson abstained.
Current Expense $ 25.00
POWER COUNTY TREASURER – PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR (SALE OF VEHICLE): Power County Treasurer Deanna Curry appeared before the Commissioners to discuss the 1983 Ford Ranger (VIN #1FTBR10A3DUB31340), which was sold by Treasurer Curry in her capacity as Public Administrator as provided by I.C. #31-2102(2). Following discussion with Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen, the Commissioners agreed that any proceeds from the sale of said vehicle should be deposited in the indigent fund to reimburse Power County for decedent’s final costs.
EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345): Moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to move into executive session pursuant to I.C. #67-2345 to consider records that are exempt from disclosure pursuant to Chapter 3, Title 9, Idaho Code, specifically indigent medical applications. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken at 2:10 p.m.:
Commissioner Meadows – Aye
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Carried. Moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to adjourn from Executive Session at 2:30 p.m. to take final action and make final decisions. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken:
Commissioner Meadows – Aye
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Carried.
INDIGENT CASE #2013-008-I: Moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve indigent medical application #2013-008-I. Carried.
INDIGENT CASE #2012-142-I: Following a request for reconsideration, it was moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve indigent medical application #2012-142-I. Carried.
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT – AMERICAN FALLS ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISTRICT (CEDAR FIELDS): Mike Courtney and Jim Tharp of the Bureau of Land Management, Burley Field Office (BFO), appeared before the Commissioners to present a map of the American Falls Archaeological District (AFAD), which depicts the Cedar Field areas that the Bureau of Reclamation had proposed for temporary closure to conduct management studies. Mr. Courtney then reported that the Bureau of Land Management is working with the Bureau of Reclamation to revoke their withdrawal and allow the BFO to manage all lands within the AFAD. Mr. Courtney then reported as follows:
• The BFO has signed the boundary of the closure area
• The BFO will place physical barriers on trails at all closure locations this spring
• The BFO is working with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes on an educational message to be posted
• The BFO is purchasing kiosks to be placed at key locations to post educational messages and closure information
Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed that the Power County Federal Lands Committee should be included in any discussions regarding the American Falls Archaeological District and requested that Mr. Courtney make an appointment to meet directly with that committee as soon as possible.
CITY OF AMERICAN FALLS – WOMEN AND VICTIMS ADVOCACY PROGRAM: American Falls Mayor Marc Beitia appeared before the Commissioners with Police Chief Brandon Wilkinson and former Power County Women Advocate Ann Wheeler to report that a local committee has been formed to deal with women and victim advocacy issues in the City of American Falls and Power County; however, hiring a full-time women and victims advocate, as well as securing an emergency shelter, are paramount in obtaining grant funding. Following further discussion with Mayor Beitia, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to partner with the City of American Falls in application for the “American Falls Victims Assistance Grant” through the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance, to provide “in-kind” contribution in the amount of $6,000 and to issue a letter of support. Carried.
CITY OF AMERICAN FALLS – AMERICAN FALLS RESERVOIR (MINIMUM FLOW STANDARDS): American Falls Mayor Marc Beitia appeared before the Commissioners to discuss the America Falls Action Plan Coalition’s reach a consensus for the sharing of water reserves by upstream Snake River Reservoirs in order to maintain a level in the American Falls Reservoir sufficient to sustain high water quality standards, as well as fishing habitat and opportunities in Power County on a year round basis. Mayor Beitia again requested that Power County consider participating in the coalition. Commissioner Funk reported that the American Falls-Aberdeen Ground Water District has expressed several concerns with coalition efforts and encouraged Mayor Beitia to contract the Water District Board directly to discuss these efforts. Mayor Beitia then reported that the next meeting of the American Falls Action Plan Coalition is scheduled for March 12th, 2013.
Adjourned.
VICKI MEADOWS, Chairman
CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk
POWER COUNTY
COMMISSIONER MINUTES
The Board of Power County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, February 25th, 2013. Present were Commissioners Vicki Meadows, Chairman, Ron Funk and Delane Anderson. Also present were Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht and Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen.
COMMISSIONER AGENDA: Following a review of the calendar, the Commissioners agreed to meet in March on the 11th (morning only), 18th (morning only) and the 25th, 2013.
POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS – DOCTORS CLINIC LEASE (DR. BRANDON WILDE): Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to present a copy of the proposed Lease Agreement between Power County and Dr. Brandon Wilde for partial use of the Doctors Clinic. Following discussion, further consideration of this matter was tabled until March 11th, 2013.
POWER COUNTY WATERWAYS BOARD: Commissioner Anderson reported that Power County Waterways Board Chairman Ron Anderson will be resigning his position, which will create a vacancy on the Board. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to table further consideration of this matter until March 11th, 2013.
EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345)(1)(b): Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Meadows, to move into executive session pursuant to I.C. #67-2345(1)(b) to consider the evaluation, dismissal or disciplining of, or to hear complaints or charges brought against, a public officer, employee or staff member. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken at 9:30 a.m.:
Commissioner Meadows – Aye
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Carried. The Commissioner reconvened at 9:45 a.m., at which time it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Meadows, to adjourn from executive session with the understanding that no decisions, determinations, actions, votes or final dispositions need be recorded as a result of this executive session. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken:
Commissioner Meadows – Aye
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Carried.
POWER COUNTY ADULT MISDEMEANOR PROBATION – WADE DISHION D/B/A DISHION ENTERPRISES, INC.: Wade Dishion d/b/a Dishion Enterprises, Inc., appeared before the Commissioners to present his Misdemeanor Probation Surveys and statistical information for the months of December, 2012, and January, 2013. Following discussion, the Commissioners suggested that future monthly reports be submitted via e-mail or fax to the Power County Clerk. Mr. Dishion then requested that he be allowed to construct a short barrier wall with a swing door to limit public access to the clerical/reception area and private offices. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to obtain bids to construct a barrier wall and further consideration of this matter was tabled until March 18th, 2013.
POWER COUNTY TREASURER – MONTHLY REPORT (I.C. #31-2113): Power County Treasurer Deanna Curry appeared before the Commissioners pursuant to I.C. #31-2113, to present her monthly report for the period ending January 31st, 2013. Moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve the Power County Treasurer’s Report as presented. Carried.
POWER COUNTY TREASURER – ORDER FOR CANCELLATION OF TAXES: Power County Treasurer Deanna Curry appeared before the Commissioners to present her proposed Order for Cancellation of Taxes. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Meadows, to approve and execute the Order for Cancellation of Taxes in the amount of $872.85 on the following parcels:
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#MHZ0370-01
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Following further discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Meadows, to approve the Order for Cancellation of Taxes on Power County Parcel #MHZ0284-02 in the amount of $60.86. Upon a call for the question, Commissioners Meadows and Funk reported that they may each have a potential conflict of interest, and the following roll call vote was taken:
Commissioner Meadows – Aye
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Carried.
POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – JAIL REMODEL (ARCHITECT REPORT): Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners with Architect Lee Dille d/b/a Design Place, PLLC, to present the Architect’s monthly report on the Power County law enforcement building renovation project.
POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – COMMUNICATIONS (TABLE MOUNTAIN & KIMPORT REPEATER UPGRADES): Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to present the proposed System Upgrade Agreement and quote from Motorola Solutions to upgrade the current operating systems at Table Mountain and Kimport repeater sites. Following discussion, the Commissioners and Sheriff Jeffries agreed that the proposal and quote should be reviewed with the Power County Communications Advisory Committee and further consideration of this matter was tabled until March 25th, 2013.
THREE RIVERS RESOURCE, CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT – FY 2014 BUDGET REQUEST: Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed that Three Rivers Resource, Conservation & Development’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget request would be addressed at an appropriate time during the regular Fiscal Year 2014 budget process.
POWER COUNTY EMPLOYEES – MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to set mileage reimbursement at 55.5 cents per mile effective immediately. Carried.
BOARD OF EQUALIZATION (I.C. #63-501): The Board of Power County Commissioners then met as the Board of Equalization pursuant to I.C. #63-501. There being no business to come before the Board, the Power County Board of Equalization recessed until March 25th, 2013.
CLAIMS: Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve the claims as presented, amended and supplemented. Carried.
Current Expense $ 11,776.48
Ambulance District 5,455.42
District Court 3,400.79
Justice Fund 40,007.13
Misdemeanor Probation/
Drug Court 800.00
Enhanced 911 Services 30.84
Elections 519.07
Indigent Services 14,199.48
Revaluation 350.00
Solid Waste 3,416.29
Weeds 182.02
PILT 18,337.30
EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345): Moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to move into executive session pursuant to I.C. #67-2345 to consider records that are exempt from disclosure pursuant to Chapter 3, Title 9, Idaho Code, specifically indigent medical applications. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken at 2:30 p.m.:
Commissioner Meadows – Aye
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Carried. Moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to adjourn from Executive Session at 3:05 p.m. with the understanding that no decisions, determinations, actions, votes or final dispositions need be recorded as a result of this executive session. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken:
Commissioner Meadows – Aye
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Carried.
EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345): At the request of Power County Building Administrator Robert Steinlicht, it was moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to move into executive session pursuant to I.C. #67-2345 to consider preliminary negotiations involving matters of trade or commerce in which the governing body is in competition with governing bodies in other states or nations. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken at 3:30 p.m.:
Commissioner Meadows – Aye
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Carried. Moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to adjourn from Executive Session at 4:00 p.m. with the understanding that no decisions, determinations, actions, votes or final dispositions need be recorded as a result of this executive session. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken:
Commissioner Meadows – Aye
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Carried.
POWER COUNTY AMBULANCE DISTRICT: Moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to recess as Power County Board of Commissioners and reconvene as Power County Ambulance District Board. Carried.
ENTRADA, INC. – AMBULANCE DISTRICT BILLINGS (ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE REPORT): Following a review of the accounts receivable report provided by Entrada, Inc., for the ambulance billing period ending December 31st, 2012, it was moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve the report as presented, including any adjustments or refunds. Carried.
Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to recess as Power County Ambulance District Board and reconvene as Power County Board of Commissioners. Carried.
POWER COUNTY COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAM – ADULT SPANISH GED CLASS: Edith Kopp of the St. John’s Lutheran Church appeared before the Commissioners and Power County Community Education Program Director Rudy Pena to present a contribution to the Spanish GED Class, which will be deposited in the Power County Community Education Trust Fund.
Adjourned.
VICKI MEADOWS, Chairman
CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk

 

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