Power County Commission minutes for March

POWER COUNTY
COMMISSIONER MINUTES
The Board of Power County Commissioners met in regular session on
Monday, March 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 Meadows, seconded by Commissioner
Anderson, to amend the March 11th,
2013, Commissioner Agenda to include
the following items:
Power County Airport – Hanger
Space
West Coast Car Port
Bureau of Land Management –
American Falls Archeological District
Cedar Fields
Carried.
SOUTHEASTERN DISTRICT
HEALTH DEPARTMENT – QUARTERLY REPORT: Judy Hoopes of the
Southeastern District Health Department
appeared before the Commissioners to
present the District’s quarterly report for
the period ending December 31st, 2013.
SOUTHASTERN DISTRICT
HEALTH DEPARTMENT – EMPLOYEE SERVICES: Following discussion
with Judy Hoopes at the Southeastern
District Health Department, it was moved
by Commissioner Meadows, seconded
by Commissioner Anderson, to offer TB
tests to all County employees at County
expense. Carried. Clerk Steinlicht will
follow up with the Southeastern District
Health Department and advise the Power
County employees of the scheduled date
and time.
POWER COUNTY AIRPORT
– HANGAR SPACE (WEST COAST
CAR PORT): Commissioner Anderson
reported that the Power County Airport
Board has been approached regarding the
construction of a new Airport Hangar;
however, a car port has been placed upon
the available space. Commissioner Anderson further reported that the Airport
Board has been unable to determine ownership of the Car Port. Following discussion with Power County Prosecuting
Attorney Ryan Petersen, the Commissioners agreed to submit a 15 day notice
of demand, in writing, to the manufacturer, West Coast Car Port, to remove the
structure from the Power County Airport;
accordingly, further consideration of this
matter was tabled until April 8th, 2013.
POWER COUNTY AIRPORT
– COURTESY CAR: Commissioner Anderson reported that a “courtesy car” will
be made available for pilots to use while
grounded at the Power County Airport
within the next several weeks. Following
discussion, the Commissioners agreed
that the Power County Airport Board
should develop a “Vehicle Use Policy”
for use of the courtesy car, and should
make a copy of said policy available in
a conspicuous place within the vehicle.
Following further discussion, the Commissioners agreed to table further consideration of this matter until April 8th,
2013.
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT – AMERICAN FALLS ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISTRICT (CEDAR
FIELDS): Commissioner Funk reported
that Mike Courtney of the Bureau of
Land Management, Burley Field Office (BFO), met with the Power County
Federal Lands Committee on March 8th,
2013, to review a map of the American
Falls Archaeological District (AFAD)
depicting the Cedar Field areas that the
Bureau of Reclamation had proposed for
temporary closure to conduct management studies. Commissioner Funk further reported that Power County and the
Power County Federal Lands Committee
have received assurances from the BLM
that, as a cooperating agency, Power
County will be included in all aspects of
the closure process.
POWER COUNTY BUILDING
& GROUNDS – DOCTORS CLINIC
LEASE (DR. BRANDON WILDE): Following discussion with Power County
Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen, it
was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to
approve and execute the Partial Power
County Medical Clinic Lease Agreement between Power County and David
K. Croshaw d/b/a Valley Foot & Ankle
Clinic, to lease a portion of the Doctors Clinic in the amount of $550.00 per
month, which lease expires on August
31st, 2013. Carried.
POWER COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY – APPOINTMENT
OF SPECIAL PROSECUTOR DOUGLAS J. BALFOUR (POWER COUNTY RESOLUTION #2013-06): Power
County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to present proposed Power County
Resolution #2013-06, which is a resolution finding necessity and authorizing
the appointment of Douglas J. Balfour
as special prosecutor as needed to deal
specifically with current jurisdiction and
taxation disputes with the ShoshoneBannock Tribes. Following a full reading
of said Resolution, and there being no
public objection, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve and execute
Power County Resolution #2013-06 as
presented. Carried.
POWER COUNTY TREASURER
– ORDER FOR CANCELLATION OF
TAXES: Following discussion with
Power County Treasurer Deanna Curry,
it was moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk,
to approve the Order for Cancellation of
Taxes in the amount of $145.38 as presented. Carried.
POWER COUNTY COMMISSIONER MINUTES: Moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner
Funk, to approve the Power County Commissioner Minutes for February 11th and
25th, 2013, as presented. 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 (MEDICARE
CONTRACTING INFORMATION):
Power County Ambulance District Director Di Jones appeared before the Commissioners to report that Power County’s
Medicare Contract, which lapsed on
December 28th, 2011, will be approved
within the next several days; accordingly,
further consideration of this matter was
tabled until March 25th, 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 WATERWAYS
BOARD: Following discussion, it was
moved by Commissioner Anderson,
seconded by Commissioner Meadows,
to reappoint Stan Gortsema to serve an
additional term of three (3) years on the
Power County Waterways Board (January, 2016). Carried.
CLAIMS: Moved by Commissioner
Anderson, seconded by Commissioner
Funk, to approve the claims as presented.
Carried.
Current Expense $ 21,767.98
Ambulance District 3,587.02
Abatement District 16,060.00
District Court 5,029.36
Justice Fund 13,447.67
Misdemeanor Probation/
Drug Court 251.52
Enhanced 911 Services 1,675.72
Elections 552.11
Indigent Services 4,852.36
Revaluation 8,220.00
Solid Waste 4,960.03
Weeds 36.17
Waterways 81.70
PILT 2,772.49
Adjourned.
VICKI MEADOWS, Chairman
CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk
POWER COUNTY
COMMISSIONER MINUTES
The Board of Power County Commissioners met in regular session on
Monday, March 18th, 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.
POWER COUNTY BOARD OF
CANVASSERS (I.C. #34-1205) – CONSOLIDATED ELECTION: The Board of
Commissioners then met as the Power
County Board of Canvassers pursuant
to I.C. #34-1205. Following discussion,
it was moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk,
to approve the Election Abstract for the
March 12th, 2013, consolidated election
prepared and presented by Power County
Clerk Christine Steinlicht. Carried.
POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS
& GROUNDS – 569 BANNOCK AVENUE (ADULT MISDEMEANOR
PROBATION): The Commissioners then
reviewed the request of Wade Dishion
d/b/a Dishion Enterprises, Inc., to construct a short barrier wall with a swing
door to limit public access to the clerical/reception area and private offices
at the County’s building located at 569
Bannock Avenue. At the outset, Commissioner Funk reported that he has referred
this matter to Power County Building &
Grounds Supervisor Gary Thomson to
obtain quotes; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until
March 25th, 2013.
AMERICAN FALLS CHAMBER
OF COMMERCE – PROMOTIONAL
ADVERTISING: American Falls Chamber of Commerce General Membership
President, Kurtis Workman, appeared
before the Commissioners to discuss the
Chamber’s plans to include a special insert to be placed in The Power County
Press and The Aberdeen Times on March
27th, 2013, to highlight area spring and
summer events and sights in our area that
may be of interest to community members and visitors. Following discussion,
it was moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk,
to purchase a 1/8 size ad in the American
Falls Chamber Commerce’s promotional
insert in the amount of $200.00. Carried.
POWER COUNTY HIGHWAY
DISTRICT – COMMUNICATIONS
(PAPS MOUNTAIN REPEATER SITE):
Power County Highway District Supervisor Don Haskins appeared before the
Commissioners to report that the Highway District has now received and activated the radios purchased via the 2010
Emergency Management Performance
Grant for those entities that had deferred
upgrade to emergency and law enforcement services. Following discussion, the
Commissioners agreed that all communication towers and repeater sites within
Power County should continue to operate
“as is” unless and until other recommendations are made by the Power County
Sheriff and the Power County Communications Advisory Committee.
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
10:00 a.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 10:20 a.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 #2012-142-I:
Moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve
and execute the amended initial determination of approval for County assistance
in Indigent Medical Case #2012-142-I to
clarify the dates of service. Carried.
INDIGENT CASE #2012-126-I:
Moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to
continue PCIP medical insurance coverage for an additional six (6) month period under indigent medical application
#2012-126-I. Carried.
INDIGENT CASE #2013-014-I:
Moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to deny
indigent medical application #2013-014-
I, since applicant has other resources
sufficient to pay the medical expenses incurred as provided by I.C. #31-3502(25),
since applicant is not a resident of
Power County as provided by I.C. #31-
3502(24), since the application was processed as incomplete as provided by I.C.
#31-3505(A) and since Power County is
not the obligated County as provided by
I.C. #31-3506(2)(A). Carried.
EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-
2345): Moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk,
to move into executive session pursuant
to I.C. #67-2345(1)(f), to communicate
with legal counsel for the public agency
to discuss the legal ramifications of and
legal options for pending litigation, or
controversies not yet being litigated but
imminently likely to be litigated. Upon
a call for the question, the Commissioners agreed that Clerk Steinlicht should be
excused from the executive session and
the following roll call vote was taken at
10:15 o’clock a.m.:
Commissioner Meadows – Aye
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Carried.
The Commissioner reconvened at
10:35 o’clock a.m. in the presence of
Clerk Steinlicht, at which time it was
moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to
adjourn from executive session 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.
POWER COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY – POWER COUNTY
CASE #CV-2011-248 (SUPREME
COURT APPEAL): Commissioner
Meadows announced that the Board had
met in executive session with their counsel to discuss the Decision on Judicial
Review issued by the District Court in
Power County Case #CV-2011-248 and
currently pending on appeal to the Idaho
Supreme Court. Following discussion, it
was moved by Commissioner Meadows,
seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to
authorize Meyers Law Office to resolve
said litigation on appeal to the Supreme
Court by stipulation to dismiss the appeal. Carried.
EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-
2345)(1)(b): Moved by Commissioner
Meadows, seconded by Commissioner
Funk, 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 10:40 a.m.:
Commissioner Meadows – Aye
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Carried. The Commissioner reconvened
at 10:55 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 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
February 28th, 2013. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner
Meadows, seconded by Commissioner
Anderson, to approve the Treasurer’s Report as presented. Carried.
POWER COUNTY TREASURER
– ORDER FOR CANCELLATION OF
TAXES: Following discussion with
Power County Treasurer Deanna Curry,
it was moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the Order for Cancellation of Taxes in the amount of $72.96 as
presented. Carried.
POWER COUNTY TREASURER
– POWER COUNTY INVESTMENT
COMMITTEE: Power County Treasurer
Deanna Curry and the Board of Power
County Commissioners met as the Power
County Investment Committee pursuant
to Title 2, Chapter 5, of the Power County Code. Following discussion, it was
moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to invest
$250,000 in Federal Home Loan Bank
through Multi-Bank Securities, Inc., at
the rate of .5% with a call date of June
20th, 2013. Carried.
POWER COUNTY JUVENILE
PROBATION DEPARTMENT – PERSONNEL: Power County Juvenile Probation Department Supervisor Connie
Shepherd appeared before the Commissioners to report that Power County
Juvenile Probation Officer Chuck Miser
has resigned his position effective March
27th, 2013.
EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-
2345)(1)(b): At the request of Power
County Juvenile Probation Department
Supervisor, Connie Shepherd, it was
moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Meadows, to
move into executive session pursuant to
I.C. #67-2345(1)(a) to consider hiring a
public officer, employee, staff member or
individual agent, wherein the respective
qualities of individuals are to be evaluated in order to fill a particular vacancy
or need. Upon a call for the question,
the following roll call vote was taken at
11:20 a.m.:
Commissioner Meadows – Aye
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Carried. The Commissioner reconvened
at 11:45 a.m., at which time it was moved
by Commissioner Funk, seconded by
Commissioner Meadows, to adjourn
from executive session 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.
POWER COUNTY JUVENILE
PROBATION DEPARTMENT – PERSONNEL: Following discussion with
Power County Juvenile Probation Department Supervisor Connie Shepherd, it
was moved by Commissioner Meadows,
seconded by Commissioner Funk, to offer the Juvenile Probation Officer position to Brian G. Morris. Carried.
POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS &
GROUNDS – POWER COUNTY JUVENILE PROBATION DEPARTMENT
(SECURITY ISSUES): Power County
Juvenile Probation Department Supervisor, Connie Shepherd, appeared before
the Commissioners to discuss security
concerns within the Juvenile Probation
Department. Following discussion, the
Commissioners agreed refer this matter
to Power County Building & Grounds Supervisor Gary Thomson to obtain quotes
to construct a barrier wall or counter just
inside the Juvenile Probation Department
to limit public access to the clerical/reception area and private offices; accordingly, further consideration of this matter
was tabled until March 25th, 2013.
CLAIMS: Moved by Commissioner
Anderson, seconded by Commissioner
Funk, to approve the claims as presented
and supplemented. Carried.
Current Expense $ 2,762.98
Ambulance District 2,757.35
District Court 786.74
Justice Fund 5,011.87
Misdemeanor Probation/
Drug Court 250.00
Enhanced 911 Services 162.94
Elections 2,491.97
Indigent 272.59
Revaluation 48.73
Solid Waste 240.23
Weeds 750.64
Waterways 2.65
PILT 3,185.30
Adjourned.
VICKI MEADOWS, Chairman
CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk
POWER COUNTY
COMMISSIONER MINUTES
The Board of Power County Commissioners met in regular session on
Monday, March 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.
POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS
& GROUNDS – CARPET CLEANER:
Power County Building & Grounds Supervisor Gary Thomson appeared before the Commissioners to report that
he has obtained a quote from Nevco in
the amount of $2,995 to purchase a new
carpet cleaner. Following discussion, it
was moved by Commissioner Meadows,
seconded by Commissioner Funk, to
approve the quote to purchase a carpet
cleaner, to be paid from Current Expense
Buildings & Grounds Capital. Carried.
POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS
& GROUNDS – 569 BANNOCK AVENUE (ADULT MISDEMEANOR
PROBATION): Power County Buildings
& Grounds Supervisor Gary Thomson
appeared before the Commissioners to
review the quote submitted by Duffer
Construction in the amount of $2,250
to construct a short barrier wall with a
swing door to limit public access to the
clerical/reception area and private offices
at the County’s building located at 569
Bannock Avenue. Following discussion,
it was moved by Commissioner Funk,
seconded by Commissioner Meadows, to
approve the quote as presented, to be paid
from the PILT Property Improvements,
with the understanding that $1,400 will
be immediately advanced for the cost of
materials. Carried.
POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS &
GROUNDS – POWER COUNTY JUVENILE PROBATION DEPARTMENT
(SECURITY ISSUES): Power County
Building & Grounds Supervisor Gary
Thomson appeared before the Commissioners to discuss security concerns
in the Power County Juvenile Probation Department. Following discussion,
Mr. Thomson agreed to obtain quotes
to construct a barrier or security wall to
limit public access to the clerical/reception area and private offices at the Power
County Juvenile Probation Department;
accordingly, further consideration of this
matter was tabled until April 8th, 2013.
POWER COUNTY SNOWMOBILE
BOARD: Moved by Commissioner
Anderson, seconded by Commissioner
Funk, to reappoint Brian Payne to serve
an additional term of three (3) years on
the Power County Snowmobile Board
(January, 2016). Carried.
IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE CORRECTIONS – ANNUAL
JUVENILE JUSTICE REPORT: Lennart
Nivegard of the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections appeared before the
Commissioners to present his Annual Juvenile Justice Report for Power County.
POWER COUNTY LANDFILL
– IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (FINANCIAL ASSURANCE): The Commissioners reviewed the letter to the Idaho
Department of Environmental Quality
regarding financial self-insurance against
landfill post-closure prepared by Power
County Clerk Christine Steinlicht pursuant to I.C. #39-7417. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner
Meadows, seconded by Commissioner
Funk, to approve and execute the written
notice of financial self-insurance to the
State of Idaho Department of Environmental Quality as presented. Carried.
JUNIOR COLLEGE – CERTIFICATES OF RESIDENCY: Moved by
Commissioner Meadows, seconded by
Commissioner Anderson, to approve the
Certificate of Residency presented by the
College of Southern Idaho. Carried.
HEALTH WEST, INC. – LETTER
OF SUPPORT: Following discussion it
was moved by Commissioner Meadows,
seconded by Commissioner Funk, to
approve and execute a letter supporting
Health West’s application for “New Access Point” funding, which will provide
a new clinic in Chubbuck to provide low
income dental services in a three county
area. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken:
Commissioner Meadows – Aye
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Nay
Commissioner Anderson expressed his
concern that a Chubbuck Clinic may reallocate resources from Power County’s
Health West clinic.
DEATON & COMPANY – FISCAL
YEAR 2012 AUDIT REPORT (I.C. #31-
1701): Power County Auditor Christine
Steinlicht appeared before the Board of
Commissioners with independent auditors Charles Clark and Brandi Young of
Deaton & Company, Chartered, to present
the audited financial statements and other
financial information for Power County’s
fiscal year ending September 30th, 2012.
Following discussion, it was moved by
Commissioner Meadows, seconded by
Commissioner Anderson, to approve the
Audited Financial Statements and other
financial information for Power County’s
2012 fiscal year as presented. Carried.
Pursuant to I.C. #31-819, Clerk Steinlicht shall cause the Balance Sheet and
Statement of Revenues, Expenditures
and Changes in Fund Balance from said
audit report to be published in the April
3rd, 2013, edition of The Power County
Press.
EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-
2345)(1)(b): Moved by Commissioner
Meadows, seconded by Commissioner
Funk, 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 10:40 a.m.:
Commissioner Meadows – Aye
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Carried. The Commissioner reconvened
at 11:05 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 SHERIFF – JAIL
REMODEL (ARCHITECT REPORT
– WORK CHANGE ORDER): 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. Following
discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve and execute the
following Change Order prepared by
Architect Lee Dille d/b/a Design Place,
PLLC:
• Change Order #004 in the amount of
$12,091
Carried.
POWER COUNTY SHERIFF
– COMMUNICATIONS (TABLE
MOUNTAIN & KIMPORT REPEATER
UPGRADES): Power County Sheriff
Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to review the proposed System Upgrade Agreement and quote from
Motorola Solutions to upgrade the current operating systems at Table Mountain
and Kimport repeater sites. At the outset,
Sheriff Jeffries reported that he will be
meeting with the Power County Communications Advisory Committee to discuss the proposed upgrades; accordingly,
further consideration of this matter was
tabled until April 22nd, 2013.
IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF PARKS
& RECREATION – MARINE PATROL
GRANT (POWER COUNTY SHERIFF):
Following discussion, it was moved by
Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Meadows, to authorize Power
County Clerk Chris Steinlicht to adjust
the Power County Sheriff’s fiscal year
2013 grant expenditure lines in the Justice and Waterways Funds to correspond
with the Idaho Department of Parks &
Recreation’s boat grant allocation. Carried.
EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-
2345)(1)(b): Moved by Commissioner
Anderson, seconded by Commissioner
Funk, 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, Commissioner Meadows announced a “conflict of interest”
and excused herself from the executive
session and the following roll call vote
was taken at 11:55 a.m.:
Commissioner Meadows – Aye
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Carried. The Commissioner reconvened
at 1:00 p.m. in the presence of Commissioner Meadows, at which time it was
moved by Commissioner Anderson,
seconded by Commissioner Funk, to adjourn from executive session to take final
action and make final decisions. Upon a
call for the question, the following roll
call vote was taken:
Commissioner Meadows – Abstained
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Carried.
POWER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS – PERSONNEL INVESTIGATION: Following executive session,
it was moved by Commissioner Funk,
seconded by Commissioner Anderson,
to instruct Power County Prosecuting
Attorney Ryan Petersen, to prepare and
submit a written investigation report on
the alleged employee misconduct, which
report is due on or before Monday, April
15th, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. Carried. Commissioner Meadows abstained due to
conflict of interest.
POWER COUNTY 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 April 22nd, 2013.
FALLS IRRIGATION DISTRICT
– DECLARATION OF PUBLIC ENTITIES LANDHOLDINGS (DAVID
ZIMMERMAN LEASE): Moved by
Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve and execute the Declaration of Public Entity’s
Landholdings received from Falls Irrigation District to certify and report Power
County’s farm property operated by Lessee David Zimmerman. Carried.
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
1:30 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 1:45 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 #2013-021-I:
Moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to deny
indigent medical application #2013-021-
I since applicant has other resources sufficient to pay the medical expenses incurred as provided by I.C. #31-3502(25),
since applicant is not a resident of Power
County as provided by I.C. #31-3502(24),
since Power County is not the obligated
County as provided by I.C. #31-3506(2),
since the application was process as incomplete as provided by I.C. #31-3505A,
and since Medicaid Eligibility Determination could not be made as provided by
I.C. #31-3505E(3). 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 (MEDICARE
CONTRACTING INFORMATION):
Power County Ambulance District Director Di Jones appeared before the
Commissioners to report that Power
County’s Medicare Contract, which
lapsed on December 28th, 2011, has now
been approved and Entrada has submitted the outstanding Medicare claims
for payment. Following discussion, the
Commissioners instructed Ms. Jones to
submit a copy of the approval letter and
a detailed list of the Medicaid claims that
have been submitted for payment.
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 February 28th, 2013, 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 DISASTER
SERVICES – 2012 STATE HOMELAND
SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM: Following discussion with Power County
Disaster Services Director Di Jones, it
was moved by Commissioner Meadows,
seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve and execute the following:
• Memorandum of Understanding
between State of Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security and Power County regarding State use of 2012 State Homeland Security Grant Program Funding on behalf
of Power County.
• Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security Sub-Grant Award Document #EMW-
2012-SS-00136, which includes special
conditions and standard assurances.
• Certifications regarding lobbying,
debarment, suspension and other responsibility matters.
Carried.
CLAIMS: Moved by Commissioner
Anderson, seconded by Commissioner
Meadows, to approve the claims as presented and supplemented. Carried.
Current Expense $ 5,552.30
Ambulance District 663.17
District Court 648.62
Justice Fund 886.65
Misdemeanor Probation/
Drug Court 745.00
Enhanced 911 Services 28.85
Elections 41.68
Indigent 4,395.04
Junior College 8,650.00
Solid Waste 10,360.58
Weeds 8.94
Waterways 95.79
PILT 95,179.10
FISCAL YEAR 2014 – BUDGET
REQUEST HEARINGS: Following a review of the calendar, the Commissioner
agreed to schedule fiscal year 2014 budget request hearings for June 3rd, 4th, 5th,
6th and 7th, 2013.
FISCAL YEAR 2014 BUDGET
– PUBLIC HEARING (I.C. #63-802(A):
Pursuant to I.C. #63-802(A), it was
moved by Commissioner Meadows,
seconded by Commissioner Funk, to
schedule Power County’s fiscal year
2014 public budget hearing for Monday,
August 26th, 2013, at 5:30 o’clock p.m.,
in the Commissioners’ meeting room at
the Power County Courthouse. Carried.
FISCAL YEAR 2014 BUDGET
– CLERK’S TIMELINE: Power County Clerk Chris Steinlicht presented the
Commissioners with the Clerk’s timeline
to finalize Power County’s fiscal year
2014 budget.
POWER COUNTY CENTENNIAL
– COINS: Moved by Commissioner
Anderson, seconded by Commissioner
Meadows, to give centennial coins to all
full-time and permanent part-time County employees, with the understanding the
Power County will reimburse the Power
County Historical Society Trust for actual cost plus sales tax. Carried.
POWER COUNTY TREASURER –
TAX REFUND (PACIFICORP): Power
County Treasurer Deanna Curry appeared
before the Commissioners to review the
Judgment issued by the Fourth District
Court, wherein the Idaho State Tax Commissioners was directed to reallocate the
2008 valuation among the affected counties and issue refunds, credits and interest to PacifiCorp. Following discussion,
the Commissioners, Treasurer Curry and
Power County Clerk Chris Steinlicht
agreed that the refund amount owned by
each district within Power County should
be calculated and collected by the Power
County Treasurer and remitted directly
to PacifiCorp. Clerk Steinlicht then reported that the affected districts will be
allowed to levy property taxes sufficient
to compensate for the refund.
FALLS IRRIGATION DISTRICT
– AMERICAN FALLS RESERVOIR
(MINIMUM FLOW STANDARDS):
Terrell Sorenson of Falls Irrigation District appeared before the Commissioners to discuss the American Falls Action
Plan Coalition’s (“Coalition”) efforts
to 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
and fishery protection. Also present was
American Falls Mayor Marc Beitia. At
the outset, Mr. Sorenson enumerated his
concerns regarding the ability to reach a
consensus between the Coalition and irrigators. Following discussion, the Commissioners suggested that Mayor Beitia
meet directly with the American FallsAberdeen Ground Water Users Association and Falls Irrigation District to determine whether a consensus is feasible.
POWER COUNTY JAIL – QUARTERLY JAIL INSPECTION (I.C. #20-
622): The Commissioners then conducted their quarterly inspection of the
Power County Jail and related facilities
as required by I.C. #20-622.
Adjourned.
VICKI MEADOWS, Chairman
CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk
POWER COUNTY
COMMISSIONER MINUTES
The Board of Power County Commissioners met in special session on
Tuesday, March 26th, 2013. Present were
Commissioners Vicki Meadows, Chairman, Ron Funk and Delane Anderson.
Also present was Power County Clerk
Christine Steinlicht.
POWER COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY – POWER COUNTY
CASE #CV-2011-248 (SUPREME
COURT APPEAL): Commissioner
Meadows announced that the date and
time set on the Power County Commissioners Agenda to review the Stipulation
to reverse the Decision on judicial review in Power County Case #CV-2011-
248, which is on appeal to the Idaho
Supreme Court. Following discussion, it
was moved by Commissioner Meadows,
seconded by Commissioner Funk, that
pursuant to Rule 13.5 of the Idaho Appellate Rules, the parties request that the
Court enter and Order to accomplish the
stipulated results as follows:
• The District Court’s Decision on
Judicial Review be reversed to the extent
it overturns the Board’s decision to hire
Balfour and invalidates the resulting contracts to provide legal services.
• The District Court’s Decision on
Judicial Review be reversed to the extent
that it orders the Board to re-approve the
fiscal year 2012 budget and re-allocate
the funds used to pay Balfour.
• That each party pays their own
costs and fees incurred while litigating
this appeal.
• The Court issue a Remittitur that
advises the District Court that it shall
comply with the directive of the Order.
With the understanding that the
reasons for ending this litigation are as
follows:
• It is in the best interest of Power
County.
• It avoids additional litigation expenses.
• The issues in dispute between the
Board of Power County Commissioners
and the Prosecutor’s Office have been
worked out with Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen.
Carried. A copy of the entire proposed
Stipulation is attached hereto and incorporated by reference.
POWER COUNTY EMPLOYEES
– POWER COUNTY CENTENNIAL
APPRECIATION/RECOGNITION:
Following discussion, it was moved by
Commissioner Anderson, seconded by
Commissioner Funk, to give each fulltime and each permanent part-time employee a Power County Centennial Coin.
Carried.
Adjourned.
VICKI MEADOWS, Chairman
CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk

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