Power County Commission minutes for April

Published in The Power County Press May 22, 2013.
POWER COUNTY
COMMISSIONER MINUTES
The Board of Power County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, April 8th, 2013. Present were Commissioners 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 Funk, to amend the April 8TH, 2013, Commissioner Agenda to include the following item:
Power County Waterways – 2013 Season (Maintenance Personnel)
Carried.
JUNIOR COLLEGE – CERTIFICATES OF RESIDENCY: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the Certificates of Residency presented by the College of Southern Idaho. Carried.
POWER COUNTY HEAD START – MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION – PUBLIC AWARENESS): Following discussion, and in conjunction with “Child Abuse Prevention-Awareness” month, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve and execute the Memorandum of Understanding between Power County and the Magic Valley Prevention Coalition to partner with Power County Head Start during the month of April, 2013, to increase public awareness of child abuse and prevention. Carried.
POWER COUNTY PLANNING & ZONING BOARD: Commissioner Funk reported that Power County Planning & Zoning Board member Lynn Andersen has resigned his position on the Board effective immediately. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to accept the resignation of Lynn Andersen and to appoint Kade Lusk to fill that vacant position on the Power County Planning & Zoning Board (January, 2014). Carried.
POWER COUNTY WATERWAYS BOARD: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to appoint Thomas Kress to serve a term of three (3) years on the Power County Waterways Board (January, 2016). Carried.
POWER COUNTY WATERWAYS – 2013 SEASON (MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL): Power County Waterways Board Chairman Ron Anderson appeared before the Commissioners via speaker telephone to discuss maintenance personnel during the 2013 boating season. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to hire Merrill Nelson to perform maintenance for the Power County Waterways Board during the 2013 boating season, to be compensated at the rate of $11.00 per hour. Carried.
COMMISSIONER MINUTES: Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve the Power County Commissioner Minutes for March 11th, 18th, 25th and 26th, 2013, as presented. Carried.
POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS – POWER COUNTY JUVENILE PROBATION DEPARTMENT (SECURITY ISSUES): Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk to approve the quote submitted by Duffer Construction in the amount of $1,100 to construct a security barrier to limit public access to the clerical/reception area and private offices at the Power County Juvenile Probation Department. Carried.
POWER COUNTY AIRPORT – HANGAR SPACE (WEST COAST CAR PORT): Commissioner Anderson reported that, following a written 15 day notice of demand, West Coast Car Ports has declined to accept ownership of the car port situated upon the Power County Airport’s available hangar space; accordingly, and in consultation with Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen, the Power County Airport Board has taken possession and ownership of said car port, which will be relocated to make the space available to construct a new hangar. Commissioner Anderson further reported that the Power County Airport Board will keep the Commissioners and Prosecuting Attorney Peterson apprised throughout the new hangar construction process.
POWER COUNTY AIRPORT – COURTESY CAR (VEHICLE USE AGREEMENT): Commissioner Anderson reported that Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen will be assisting the Power County Airport Board in drafting a vehicle use policy for use of the courtesy car that will be made available for pilots to use while grounded at the Power County Airport. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed that a copy of the final adopted policy should be provided to Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht to insure ICRMP coverage, and should also be posted in a conspicuous place inside the courtesy vehicle.
POWER COUNTY CENTENNIAL – MONUMENT (PROPOSAL): Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the Project Proposal presented by William Walker Monument Company to construct the Power County Centennial Monument, with the understanding that names and dates will first be reviewed and verified. Carried.
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.
HARDSHIP EXEMPTION APPLICATION (I.C. #63-711): Power County Treasurer Deanna Curry appeared before the Commissioners with applicant to consider the Hardship Exemption Application on Power County Parcel #RPA1026-00.
EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345): Following discussion with Power County Prosecuting Attorney, Ryan Petersen, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, 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 following roll call vote was taken at 10:40 o’clock a.m.:
Commissioner Meadows – ABSENT
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Carried.
The Commissioner reconvened at 11:00 o’clock a.m., 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 – ABSENT
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Carried.
HARDSHIP EXEMPTION APPLICATION (I.C. #63-711): Following executive session, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, that the 2009 taxes, interest and penalty owing on Power County Parcel #RPA1026-00 in the amount of $3,671.64 plus late charges and interest for 2010 in the amount of $701.06, are hereby forgiven, upon the condition that the balance of taxes, penalty and interest owing in the amount of $8,649.83 be paid as follows:
• $2,800 shall be paid immediately
• $102.72 shall be paid within thirty (30) days of the date hereof
• $5,747.11 shall be paid in monthly installments to be negotiated with the Power County Treasurer.
Carried.
There being no further business to come before the Board, the Power County Board of Equalization recessed until April 22nd, 2013.
POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION & LANDFILL – ENVIROUSA (SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL CONTRACT – RECYCLING): Power County Transfer Station & Landfill Supervisor Craig Heward appeared before the Commissioners with Jay Markle of EnviroUSA, to discuss the recycling provisions of the solid waste disposal contract. At the outset, Mr. Markle presented the Commissioners with a breakdown, month by month, of the recycle hauls made from various bins placed at business locations throughout Power County, and reported that certain bins routinely contain “co-mingled” or “contaminated” loads that cannot be recycled, but rather disposed of via the Power County Transfer Station at additional cost to Power County. Following discussion, the Commissioners and Mr. Heward agreed that an immediate and intensive public awareness campaign should be commenced to ensure that all recycle bins contain “clean” loads that qualify for recycling; otherwise, Power County’s recycling program will not be cost effective and repeatedly contaminated bins may need to be removed. Following further discussion, Mr. Markle agreed to contact the businesses with the routinely “co-mingled” and “contaminated” bins to discuss the violations and to give official notice that recycle bins will be dumped only once per month, unless that customer/business agrees to pay for additional dumps.
POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION/LANDFILL – DEMOLITION PIT: Power County Transfer Station/Landfill Supervisor Craig Heward appeared before the Commissioners to review a Google image of the transfer station and landfill area, and particularly the areas where the demolition cells are located. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to conduct an on-site inspection of the demolition pit area at the Power County Landfill and further discussion of this matter was tabled until April 15th, 2013.
POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION/LANDFILL – TIRE DISPOSAL: Power County Transfer Station/Landfill Supervisor Craig Heward appeared before the Commissioners to discuss fees for tire disposal at the Transfer Station/Landfill. At the outset, Power County Clerk Chris Steinlicht provided the Commissioners and Mr. Heward with a copy of the tire disposal costs from the various other counties within Idaho. Following discussion, and a review of the information provided by Clerk Steinlicht, the Commissioners and Mr. Heward agreed that the current rates for disposal of tires in Power County are comparable to what other counties in Idaho are charging; however, the Commissioners agreed that, in conjunction with the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget process, they will be investigating options to provide the citizens of Power County with one “free” tire disposal opportunity each year.
POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – JAIL INMATE TELEPHONE (TELMATE CONTRACT): Following discussion with Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve and execute the Inmate Telecommunications Agreement between Power County and Telmate, LLC, for the operation of inmate electronic communications equipment and systems at the Power County Jail. Carried.
CLAIMS: Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve the claims as presented. Carried.
Current Expense $ 48,678.19
Ambulance District 15,957.56
Abatement District 16,060.00
District Court 4,806.07
Justice Fund 49,854.67
Misdemeanor Probation/
Drug Court 245.00
Enhanced 911 Services 2,380.27
Elections 324.70
Indigent 1,649.00
Revaluation 20,220.00
Solid Waste 10,679.59
Tort 32,226.52
Weeds 3,686.90
Waterways 1,092.85
PILT 8,985.71
SOUTHEAST IDAHO PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT – FISCAL YEAR 2014 BUDGET REQUEST: Maggie Mann of the Southeastern Idaho Public Health District appeared before the Commissioners to present the District’s fiscal year 2014 budget request from Power County in the amount of $61,617. Ms. Mann then reported that the Southeastern Idaho Public Health District has scheduled its Fiscal Year 2014 budget hearing for May 23rd, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. in Soda Springs, Idaho.
POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS – SOUTHEAST IDAHO PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT: Maggie Mann and Judy Hoopes of the Southeastern Idaho Public Health District appeared before the Commissioners to discuss renovation of the Power County Health Department located in the basement of the Doctors Clinic. At the outset, Ms. Mann presented the Commissioners with a proposed plan for renovation and cost estimate in the approximate amount of $100,000. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to refer this matter to Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen to investigate the necessity for public works contractors, bid process, etc.; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until April 22nd, 2013.
EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345): Moved by Commissioner Funk, 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 – ABSENT
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Carried. Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to adjourn from Executive Session at 3:00 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 – ABSENT
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Carried.
INDIGENT CASE #2012-133-I: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to continue PCIP medical insurance coverage for an additional six (6) month period under indigent medical application #2012-133-I. Carried.
POWER COUNTY DRUG COURT – GRANT FUNDING (LETTER OF SUPPORT): Following discussion with Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to execute a letter supporting the Power County Drug Court’s efforts to obtain grant funding to expand Drug Court services and improve effectiveness. Carried.
POWER COUNTY PLANNING & ZONING – RURAL RESIDENTIAL 3 DISTRICT (POWER COUNTY ORDINANCE #2013-01): Power County Planning & Zoning Administrator Robert Steinlicht appeared before the Commissioners to review proposed Power County Ordinance #2013-01, to create a new zoning classification within Power County entitled “Rural Residential 3”. At the outset, Mr. Steinlicht reported that the Power County Planning & Zoning Board has conducted all public hearings required under Idaho Law; accordingly, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to adopt and execute Power County Ordinance #2013-01 as presented. Carried. The Commissioners then instructed Power County Clerk Chris Steinlicht to cause a summary of Power County Ordinance #2013-01 to be published as provided by I.C. #31-715 to complete effect.
POWER COUNTY PLANNING & ZONING – CONDITIONAL ZONNING DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT (POWER COUNTY ORDINANCE #2013-02): Power County Planning & Zoning Administrator Robert Steinlicht appeared before the Commissioners to review proposed Power County Ordinance #2013-02, relating to the executing of Conditional Zoning Development Agreements. At the outset, Mr. Steinlicht reported that the Power County Planning & Zoning Board has conducted all public hearings required under Idaho Law; accordingly, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to adopt and execute Power County Ordinance #2013-02 as presented. Carried. The Commissioners then instructed Power County Clerk Chris Steinlicht to cause a summary of Power County Ordinance #2013-02 to be published as provided by I.C. #31-715 to complete effect.
Adjourned.
RON FUNK, Commissioner
DELANE ANDERSON, Commissioner
CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk
POWER COUNTY
COMMISSIONER MINUTES
The Board of Power County Commissioners met in special session on Monday, April 15th, 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.
EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345)(1)(b): Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, 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 excused herself from the executive session due to a “conflict of interest” and the following roll call vote was taken at 9:00 a.m.:
Commissioner Meadows – Abstained
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Carried. The Commissioner reconvened at 11:00 a.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 discussions and a review of the investigation report prepared and submitted by Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Peterson, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to issue a letter of reprimand documenting the personnel violations and imposing a suitable probation period for curative behavior. Carried.
POWER COUNTY AIRPORT – POWER TRANSFORMER: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Meadows, to approve the proposal presented by Hunt Electric to replace the power transformer at the Power County Airport in an amount not to exceed $7,450, to be paid from PILT property improvements. Carried.
POWER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS – SULLIVAN & REBERGER (CONSULTANT AGREEMENT): Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Meadows, to approve and execute the Letter of Agreement between Power County and Sullivan & Reberger for consultation services during the 2013 Legislative Session in the amount of $3,000 per month. Carried.
POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION/LANDFILL – DEMOLITION PIT: Commissioner Anderson reported that the on-site inspection of the demolition pit area has been rescheduled; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until April 22nd, 2013.
Adjourned.
VICKI MEADOWS, Chairman
CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk
POWER COUNTY
COMMISSIONER MINUTES
The Board of Power County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, April 22nd, 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 April 22nd, 2013, Commissioner Agenda to include the following item:
Power County Buildings & Grounds – Airport Fence
Carried.
POWER COUNTY ELECTED OFFICIALS/DEPARTMENT HEADS – QUARTERLY MEETING: Present for the Power County elected officials and department heads meeting were the following individuals:
Vicki Meadows – Commissioner Chair
Ron Funk – Commissioner
Delane Anderson – Commissioner
Christine Steinlicht – Clerk
Douglas Glascock – Assessor
Deanna Curry – Treasurer
Jim Jeffries – Sheriff
Ryan Petersen – Prosecuting Attorney
Robert Steinlicht – Building Department Supervisor
Connie Shepherd – Juvenile Probation Department Supervisor
Reed Findlay – Extension Office Supervisor
Di Jones – Power County Ambulance District/Disaster Services Director
Craig Heward – Transfer Station/Landfill Supervisor
Curtis Munk – Weed Department Supervisor
2013 LEGISLATIVE SESSION: The Power County elected officials and department heads discussed the 2013 Legislative Session and specifically House Bill 315 relating to the business personal property tax. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed that further legislation, if any, proposed by the Idaho Association of Commerce & Industry (IACI) to further exempt personal property from taxation will continue to be Power County’s number one legislative priority.
FISCAL YEAR 2014 BUDGET: Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht reported that the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Worksheets have been provided to all offices and departments, and are due back to the Clerk’s office on or before May 10th, 2013. Commissioner Meadows requested that, given the continuing economic concerns that may negatively impact Power County, all elected officials and department heads practice due diligence when submitting budget requests for fiscal year 2014.
POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – COURTHOUSE SECURITY: Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries addressed the Power County elected officials and department heads regarding additional Courthouse security measures that his office intends to implement, i.e., limiting access to restricted areas and enhancements to the Courthouse video surveillance system. Also present were Chief Deputy Sheriff Jackie Morris, Deputy Sheriff Kevin Ostler, Deputy Sheriff Max Sprague and Deputy Sheriff/Bailiff Kasey Kendall. Following discussion with Power County Magistrate Judge Paul Laggis, the Commissioners authorized Sheriff Jeffries to implement the security measures discussed in any manner that he and Judge Laggis deem appropriate.
POWER COUNTY CLERK – QUARTERLY FINANCIAL REPORT (I.C. #31-1611): Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht appeared before the Commissioners pursuant to I.C. #31-1611, to present her Quarterly Financial Report for the period ending March 31st, 2013. Moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve and accept the Power County Clerk’s Quarterly Financial Report as presented. Carried.
POWER COUNTY CLERK/TREASURER – JOINT QUARTERLY REPORT (I.C. #31-2306): Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht and Treasurer Deanna Curry appeared before the Commissioners pursuant to I.C. #31-2306, to present their Joint Quarterly Report for the period ending March 31st, 2013. Moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve and accept the Power County Clerk/Treasurer’s Joint Quarterly Report as presented. 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 Statement of Treasurer’s Cash for the month ending March 31st, 2013. Moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve and accept the Power County Treasurer’s Report 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 JP Morgan Chase through Multi-Bank Securities, Inc., at the rate of .7% with a maturity date of April 30th, 2013. Carried.
POWER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS – MAY AGENDA: Following a review of the calendar, it was moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to conduct regular business meetings during May, 2013, on the 13th and 28th. Carried.
POWER COUNTY AIRPORT – VEHICLE USE POLICY: Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen reported that he will be attending the next meeting of the Power County Airport Board to review the Vehicle Use Policy for use of the courtesy car that will be made available for pilots to use while grounded at the Power County Airport; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until May 28th, 2013.
POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS – DOCTORS CLINIC RENOVATIONS (SOUTHEASTERN IDAHO PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT): Commissioner Meadows reported that the Southeastern Idaho Public Health District Board is investigating options for operating off-site during the proposed ninety (90) day renovation period. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to table further consideration of this matter until May 13th, 2013.
SOUTHEASTERN IDAHO PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT – POWER COUNTY REPRESENTATIVE (BOARD): The Commissioners reviewed the letter submitted by Maggie Mann, Director of the Southeastern Idaho Public Health District, advising that the term for Power County’s representative to the Board, Ken Estep, will expire on June 30th, 3013. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Meadows, to re-nominate Ken Estep to serve as Power County’s representative to the Southeastern Idaho Public Health District Board for an additional five (5) year period. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken:
Commissioner Meadows – Aye
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Nay
Carried.
POWER COUNTY DISASTER SERVICES – TABLE MOUNTAIN REPEATER SITE (STATE HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT FUNDING – SECURITY FENCE): Power County Disaster Services Director Di Jones appeared before the Commissioners to present a copy of the “Environmental and Historic Preservation Form” (EHP) that has been submitted to the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security for the construction of approximately 320 feet of fence to provide security at the Table Mountain Repeater Site, and requesting that remaining 2010, 2011 and 2012 State Homeland Security Grant funds be re-allocated to complete this project. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to table further discussion of this matter until May 28th, 2013.
POWER COUNTY DISASTER SERVICES – IDAHO SUPREME COURT (EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER/COURTHOUSE CONNECTIVITY): Power County Disaster Services Director Di Jones appeared before the Commissioners to report that she has been contacted by Scott Haverfield, IT manager at the Idaho Supreme Court, regarding the Memorandum of Understanding between the Bureau of Homeland Security and the Idaho Supreme Court for joint use of the Power County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) via a network connection. At the outset, Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht reported that a fiber connection between the Power County Sheriff, Courthouse and EOC was completed in 2007 via Idaho Homeland Security and Idaho Department of Transportation law enforcement connectivity grants. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed that Clerk Steinlicht should contact the Idaho Supreme Court and coordinate a date and time certain for the connection to be activated.
POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION/LANDFILL – DEMOLITION PIT: Commissioner Meadows reported that the on-site inspection of the demolition pits at the Power County Transfer Station and Landfill will be conducted on Friday, April 26th, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.; accordingly, further discussion of this matter was tabled until that time.
POWER COUNTY AMBULANCE DISTIRCT: 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.
EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345): At the request of Power County Ambulance District Director Di Jones, it was 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 10:50 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 11:15 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.
ENTRADA, INC. – AMBULANCE DISTRICT BILLINGS (MEDICARE CONTRACTING INFORMATION): Power County Ambulance District Director Di Jones appeared before the Commissioners to discuss Power County’s Medicare Contract, which lapsed on December 28th, 2011. At the outset, Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht presented the Commissioners and Director Jones with a listing of the Medicare claims that have been submitted for payment by Power County’s ambulance billing provider, Entrada, Inc, in the amount of $117,370. Following discussion, the Commissioners instructed Power County Prosecutor Ryan Petersen to submit a letter of inquiry to Noridian as to when these claims will be paid; accordingly, further discussion of this matter was tabled until May 13th, 2013.
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 March 31st, 2013, it was moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve the report as presented, including any adjustments, write-offs 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 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 #005 in the amount of $4,030.00
Carried.
POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – TABLE MOUNTAIN/KIMPORT REPEATER SITES (UPGRADE): Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to report that he has discussed the upgrades to the Table Mountain and Kimport Repeater Sites proposed by Motorola Solutions with Aaron Clark of Clark Radio. Sheriff Jeffries further reported that Mr. Clark has agreed to discuss the necessity of the proposed upgrades directly with Motorola to determine what other options may be available. Sheriff Jeffries then reported that Mr. Clark will be attending the next meeting of the Power County Radio Communications Advisory Committee scheduled for Wednesday, April 25th, 2013; accordingly, further consideration of this matter until May 13th, 2013.
POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – ADVANCED CABLING TECHNOLOGIES (JAIL REMODEL): Following discussion with Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries, it was moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the quote submitted by Advanced Cabling Technologies in the amount of $10,653.44 to upgrade the cabling in the Power County Jail to allow for advances in technology, to be paid from PILT Capital Construction Jail Remodel funds. Carried.
POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – GENERAL MAINTENANCE UPGRADES (JAIL REMODEL): Following discussion with Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to authorize Sheriff Jeffries to arrange for any and all general maintenance upgrades, i.e. painting, shelving, etc., that he deems are appropriate to complete the jail remodel, to be paid from PILT Capital Construction Jail Remodel funds. 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, the following roll call vote was taken at 11:40 a.m.:
Commissioner Meadows – Aye
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Carried. The Commissioner reconvened at 11:55 a.m., at which time it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, 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 PROSECUTING ATTORNEY – APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COUNSEL CRAIG CHRISTENSEN (BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY): Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners with Treasurer Deanna Curry to discuss the need for the Board of Commissioners to appoint Craig Christensen as special counsel to deal specifically with bankruptcy issues involving Power County as a creditor. Following discussion, the Commissioner instructed Prosecutor Petersen to prepare a proposed Resolution and further consideration of this matter was tabled until May 13th, 2013.
IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE – RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANT: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve and execute a letter of support to the Idaho Department of Commerce for continued Rural Idaho Economic Development Professional Program grant funding to fund the Great Rift Business Development Professional in Power County. Carried.
POWER COUNTY AIRPORT – IDAHO COUNTIES RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (ICRMP): Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve and execute the General Aviation Airport Liability Application with the Idaho Counties Risk Management Program (ICRMP) for the period October 1st, 2013, through September 30th, 2014. Carried.
POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS – AIRPORT (FENCING QUOTE): Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Meadows, to approve the quote submitted by John Duffer Construction in the amount of $1,450 to install 50 feet of chain link fence at the Power County Airport, with the understanding that $725 will be immediately advanced for materials, to be paid from PILT property improvement funds. Carried.
POWER COUNTY JUVENILE PROBATION – COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT (SURPLUS COUNTY PROPERTY): Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Meadows, to designate all furniture, equipment, fixtures and centennial signage currently in storage areas adjacent to the Power County Courthouse as surplus county property with a value of less than $250, to be disposed of by the Power County Juvenile Community Service Program in a manner consistent with Idaho Law, with the understanding that any and all proceeds from the sale of said furniture, equipment, fixtures and centennial signage be deposited in trust for the benefit of the Power County Juvenile Community Service Program. Carried.
POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS – STORAGE GARAGE (WATERWAYS BOARD): Following discussion with Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht and Power County Building Administrator Robert Steinlicht, the Commissioners agreed that the Power County Waterways Board will be allowed to utilize the third bay of the storage garage adjacent to the Courthouse, with the understanding that the Clerk’s Office and Building Department storage items will not be relocated or displaced. Carried.
POWER COUNTY GUARDIANSHIP BOARD: Moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to reappoint Debbie Swanson, Debbie Crompton and Jim Morse each to serve an additional term of two (2) years on the Power County Guardianship Board (January, 2015). Carried.
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 May 28th, 2013.
CLAIMS: Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Meadows, to approve the claims as presented and supplemented.
Current Expense $ 4,731.45
Ambulance District 5,211.10
District Court 993.96
Justice Fund 22,424.21
Misdemeanor Probation/
Drug Court 342.36
Enhanced 911 Services 217.73
Elections 2,943.05
Indigent 1,552.89
Revaluation 1,275.83
Solid Waste 16,457.31
Weeds 456.63
Waterways 832.46
PILT 108,161.00
EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345): Moved by Commissioner Funk, 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 1:45 p.m.:
Commissioner Meadows – Aye
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Carried. Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to adjourn from Executive Session at 2:00 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 #2013-134-I: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Meadows, to deny indigent medical application #2013-134-I, since applicant was not a resident of Power County as provided by I.C. #31-3502(24)(c). Carried.
POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS – 507 BANNOCK AVENUE (SNOW PROPERTY MANAGEMENT – AGREEMENT): Launa Snow d/b/a Snow Property Management appeared before the Commissioners to discuss rental of Power County’s residential property located at 507 Bannock Avenue. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Meadows, to authorize Launa Snow d/b/a Snow Property Management to negotiate a one-year lease at Power County’s 507 Bannock Avenue property, with the understanding that said property will be used solely as a residence. Carried.
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT – GATEWAY WEST UTILITY TRANSMISSION CORRIDOR (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT): Dave Pacioretty and Blaine Newman of the Bureau of Land Management appeared before the Commissioners to report that BLM will release the final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Gateway West Transmission Line Project on Friday, April 26th, 2013. Mr. Pacioretty then reported that the BLM will host an open house at the American Falls Intermediate School on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013, at 4:00 o’clock p.m. to provide information and take public comment on the Gateway West Utility Transmission project and the final EIS.
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT – CURLEW/DEEP CREEK (TRAVEL MANAGEMENT PLAN): Dave Pacioretty and Blaine Newman of the Bureau of Land Management appeared before the Commissioners to report on the status of the travel management plan for the Curlew/Deep Creek areas, which is being prepared by the Pocatello Office of the Bureau of Land Management. Mr. Pacioretty invited Power County, as a cooperating agency, to submit written comments and concerns at appropriate times throughout the planning process.
Adjourned.
VICKI MEADOWS, Chairman
CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk
POWER COUNTY
COMMISSIONER MINUTES
The Board of Power County Commissioners met in special session on Friday, April 26th, 2013. Present were Commissioners Vicki Meadows, Chairman, Ron Funk and Delane Anderson. Also present was Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht and Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen.
POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION & LANDFILL – DEMOLITION PIT: The Commissioners conducted an on-site inspection of the demolition pit area at the Power County Transfer Station & Landfill. Following discussion, the Commissioners authorized Transfer Station & Landfill Supervisor Craig Heward to close and cap the demolition pit in a manner consistent with the Solid Waste Landfill Closure Plan prepared by Butler Engineering & Land Surveying and Power County’s existing Storm Water Management Plan.
EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345)(1)(b): Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, 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 Commissioners agreed that Clerk Steinlicht should be excused from the executive session and the following roll call vote was taken at 11:00 o’clock a.m.:
Commissioner Meadows – Aye
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Carried. The Commissioner reconvened at 1:00 o’clock p.m., at which time it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, 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.
SHOSHONE-BANNOCK TRIBES – JURISDICTIONAL ISSUES (JUSTICE FOR IDAHO CITIZENS, INC.): Power County’s Contract Attorney Douglas J. Balfour appeared before the Commissioners to discuss jurisdictional issues within the common boundaries of Power County and the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, including the efforts of Justice for Idaho Citizens, Inc., to pursue judicial relief for Idaho citizens who believe their rights as non-members and owners of fee land on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation are threatened by Tribal Jurisdiction claims. Also present were Power County Assessor Douglas Glascock, Sheriff Jim Jeffries and Building Administrator Robert Steinlicht.
GATEWAY WEST UTILITY TRANSMISSION CORRIDOR – BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT): Power County’s Contract Attorney, Douglas J. Balfour, appeared before the Commissioners to discuss the Gateway West Utility Transmission Corridor, and specifically the Environmental Impact Statement issued and released this date by the Bureau of Land Management. Also present was Power County Building Administrator Robert Steinlicht.
Adjourned.
VICKI MEADOWS, Chairman
CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk

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