Power County Commission minutes for June

Published in The Power County Press July 17, 2013.
POWER COUNTY
COMMISSIONER MINUTES
The Board of Power County Commissioners met in special session on Monday, June 3rd, 2013. Present were Commissioners Vicki Meadows, Chairman, Ron Funk and Delane Anderson. Also present was Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht.
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 June 3rd, 2013, Commissioner Agenda to include the following item:
Power County Building & Grounds – Power County Assessor
Extend Counter
Carried.
POWER COUNTY BUILDING & GROUNDS – POWER COUNTY ASSESSOR (EXTEND COUNTER): Moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve the quote submitted by Duffer Construction in the amount of $1,200 to extend the counter in the Power County Assessor’s office to accommodate the Designjet T790 44” Plotter printer, to be paid from PILT Property Improvement funds, with the understanding that one-half will be immediately advanced for materials. Carried.
POWER COUNTY FAIRBOARD: Power County Fairboard Chairman Bill Schroeder appeared before the Commissioners to discuss his Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request. Also present was Power County Agricultural Extension Agent Reed Findlay.
POWER COUNTY EXTENSION DEPARTMENT: Power County Agricultural Extension Agent Reed Findlay appeared before the Commissioners to discuss his Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request.
POWER COUNTY BUILDING & GROUNDS: Power County’s contracted Building & Supervisor Gary Thomson appeared before the Commissioners to discuss his Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Request and to present a list of property improvement projects that may need to be considered during Fiscal Year 2014.
POWER COUNTY CORONER: Power County Coroner Mark Rose appeared before the Commissioners via speaker telephone to discuss his Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request.
POWER COUNTY WATERWAYS BOARD: The Commissioners then reviewed the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request submitted by Power County Waterways Chairman Ron Anderson.
POWER COUNTY SEARCH & RESCUE: Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries and Search & Rescue Commander Ron Stilwell appeared before the Commissioners to discuss their Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request.
POWER COUNTY SHERIFF: Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to discuss his Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request for the Power County Sheriff’s Office and related departments.
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 3:30 o’clock p.m.:
Commissioner Meadows – Aye
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Carried. The Commissioners reconvened at 4:00 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.
Adjourned.
VICKI MEADOWS, Chairman
CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk
POWER COUNTY
COMMISSIONER MINUTES
The Board of Power County Commissioners met in special session on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013. Present were Commissioners Vicki Meadows, Chairman, Ron Funk and Delane Anderson. Also present was Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht.
Power County Buildings & Grounds – 569 Bannock Avenue
Satellite Dish Removal
Power County Buildings & Grounds – Power County Hospital District
Physical Therapy Trailer
POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS – 569 BANNOCK AVENUE: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Meadows, to declare the satellite dish situated upon the County’s structure located at 569 Bannock Avenue, as surplus county property with a value of less than $250, to be removed and disposed of by Eastern Idaho Salvage in any manner they deem appropriate, with the understanding that no costs will be borne by Power County. Carried.
POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION & LANDFILL (SOLID WASTE): Power County Transfer Station & Landfill Supervisor Craig Heward appeared before the Commissioners to discuss his Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request.
POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION & LANDFILL – PERSONNEL POLICY: Power County Transfer Station & Landfill Supervisor Craig Heward appeared before the Commissioners with Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen to present a copy of the proposed “Power County Landfill Drug and Alcohol Policy”. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to table further consideration of this matter until June 10th, 2013.
POWER COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – GREAT RIFT BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT (IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE GRANT): Great Rift Business Development Professional Kristen Jensen appeared before the Commissioners to discuss her Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request.
POWER COUNTY CONFLICT PUBLIC DEFENDER – ELIASEN LAW OFFICE: Abe Luca of Eliasen Law Office appeared before the Commissioners to discuss renewal of the agreement between Power County and Eliasen Law Office for Conflict Public Defender Services in Power County, which contract expires on September 30th, 2013. Following discussion, the Commissioner agreed to table further consideration of this matter until June 10th, 2013.
POWER COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER – AGREEMENT FOR SERVICES: Robert Eldredge, Attorney at Law, appeared before the Commissioners to discuss his agreement to provide public defender services in Power County from October 1st, 2012, through September 30th, 2014. Following discussion, Mr. Eldredge agreed to submit his annual report to the Board prior to June 10th, 2013.
POWER COUNTY SNOWMOBILE BOARD: The Commissioners then reviewed the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request submitted by the Power County Snowmobile Board.
POWER COUNTY TREASURER: Power County Treasurer Deanna Curry appeared before the Commissioners to discuss her Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request.
POWER COUNTY COMMUNITY EDUCATION TRUST – ADULT SPANISH GED CLASS: The Commissioners then reviewed the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request submitted by the Adult Spanish GED Director Rudy Pena.
POWER COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY: Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to discuss his Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request.
POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS – POWER COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT (PHYSICAL THERAPY BUILDINGS): Power County Hospital Administrator Dallas Clinger appeared before the Commissioners to discuss the Physical Therapy modular building that is currently situated on County property. Following discussion, the Commissioners and Mr. Clinger agreed that the Hospital District should investigate options to relocate the Physical Therapy building prior to October 1st, 2014.
Adjourned.
VICKI MEADOWS, Commissioner
CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk
POWER COUNTY
COMMISSIONER MINUTES
The Board of Power County Commissioners met in special session on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013. Present were Commissioners Vicki Meadows, Chairman, Ron Funk and Delane Anderson. Also present was Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht.
POWER COUNTY WEED DEPARTMENT: Power County Weed Department Supervisor Curtis Munk appeared before the Commissioners to discuss his Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request.
POWER COUNTY VETERAN SERVICES: Power County Veteran Service Officer Sheldon Kovarsky appeared before the Commissioners to discuss his Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request.
POWER COUNTY DRUG COURT: Power County Magistrate Judge Paul Laggis appeared before the Commissioners to discuss the Application for Federal Assistance to expand substance abuse treatment and mental health services to Power County Drug Court participants. Judge Laggis reported that the grant application package in the amount of $250,570, with a $20,000 “in-kind” match, was submitted to grants.gov on April 18th, 2012, and is currently in “review status”.
POWER COUNTY BUILDING DEPARTMENT/PLANNING & ZONING: Power County Building Department Supervisor Robert Steinlicht appeared before the Commissioners to present his Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request.
POWER COUNTY SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER: The Commissioners then reviewed the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request submitted by John Saint-Vincent of the Power County Senior Citizens Center Board.
POWER COUNTY CLERK: Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht appeared before the Commissioners to discuss her Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request for the Power County Clerk’s Office and related departments.
POWER COUNTY ASSESSOR: Power County Assessor Douglas Glascock appeared before the Commissioners to discuss his Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request for the Assessor’s Office and Revaluation.
POWER COUNTY HISTORIC PRESERVATION BOARD/MUSEUM: Power County Historic Preservation Board member Ken Estep appeared before the Commissioners via speaker telephone to discuss their Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request.
POWER COUNTY EMPLOYEE MEDICAL BENEFIT PLAN (GEM PLAN): Grayden Staley and Tim Marks of Mutual Insurance Company appeared before the Commissioners to discuss the Power County employees’ medical benefit plan through Gem Plan. At the outset, Mr. Staley reported that the Gem Plan Board of Directors, which is made up of seven County Commissioners from participating Counties throughout the State of Idaho, will meet later this month to review and set premium increases for fiscal year 2013.
Adjourned.
VICKI MEADOWS, Chairman
CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk
POWER COUNTY
COMMISSIONER MINUTES
The Board of Power County Commissioners met in special session on Thursday, June 6th, 2013. Present were Commissioners Vicki Meadows, Chairman, Ron Funk and Delane Anderson. Also present was Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht.
POWER COUNTY JUVENILE PROBATION DEPARTMENT: Power County Juvenile Probation Department Supervisor Connie Shepherd appeared before the Commissioners to discuss her Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request.
EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345)(1)(b): Moved by Commissioner Meadows, 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 following roll call vote was taken at 9:30 o’clock a.m.:
Commissioner Meadows – Aye
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Carried. The Commissioner reconvened at 9:45 o’clock 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 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.
AMBULANCE: Power County Ambulance District Director Di Jones appeared before the Commissioners to discuss her Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request for the Power County Ambulance District.
Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to recess as Power County Ambulance District Board and reconvene as Power County Board of Commissioners.
POWER COUNTY DISASTER SERVICES: Power County Disaster Services Director Di Jones appeared before the Commissioners to review her Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request.
EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345)(1)(b): Moved by Commissioner Meadows, 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 following roll call vote was taken at 10:45 o’clock a.m.:
Commissioner Meadows – Aye
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 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.
AMERICAN FALLS RURAL FIRE DISTRICT – EXTRICATION AGREEMENT: The Commissioners then reviewed the American Falls Rural Fire District’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request to provide extrication services.
GERALD FEHRINGER YOUTH CENTER: Gerald Fehringer, Bob Schreiber, Mary Annen and Jennifer Rupp of the Gerald Fehringer Youth Center Board appeared before the Commissioners to review their Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request.
POWER COUNTY AIRPORT: Power County Airport Manager Stan Bearup appeared before the Commissioners to review his Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request to operate and maintain the Power County Airport.
POWER COUNTY WOMEN’S ADVOCACY PROGRAM: Power County Women’s Advocacy Program Director Ann Wheeler appeared before the Commissioners to review her Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request. Also present was Power County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Sargent.
POWER COUNTY INDIGENT SERVICES: Power County Clerk Chris Steinlicht and Chief Deputy Clerk Linda Annen appeared before the Commissioners to review their Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request.
Adjourned.
VICKI MEADOWS, Chairman
CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk
POWER COUNTY
COMMISSIONER MINUTES
The Board of Power County Commissioners met in special session on Friday, June 7th, 2013. Present were Commissioners Vicki Meadows, Chairman, Ron Funk and Delane Anderson. Also present was Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht.
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 June 7th, 2013, Commissioner Agenda to include the following item:
Rockland Valley View Cemetery District/Logan Ewing Post #78
Veteran Memorial Project
Power County Buildings & Grounds – Weed Department Shop
Roof Repairs
Carried.
DOUGLAS J. BALFOUR, CHARTERED (ATTORNEY CONTRACT): Commissioner Meadows reported that Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen has been in contact with Douglas Balfour to discuss his contract to perform legal services to Power County during Fiscal Year 2014.
SOUTHEAST IDAHO COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY (SEICAA): Debra Hemmert, Julia Campbell and Blanca Mendez of the Southeast Idaho Community Action Agency appeared before the Commissioners to present a copy of their annual report and to review their Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request.
ROCKLAND VALLEY VIEW CEMETERY DISTRICT/LOGAN EWING POST #78 – VETERAN MEMORIAL PROJECT (ROCKLAND VALLEY VIEW CEMETERY): Power County resident Ron Nelson appeared before the Commissioners to request that the Board of Power County Commissioners coordinate and assist the Rockland Valley View Cemetery District and Logan Ewing Post #78 in constructing a Veteran’s Memorial at the Rockland Valley View Cemetery District. Following discussion, Mr. Nelson agreed to contact the Rockland Valley View Cemetery District and the Logan Ewing Post #78 Commander and further consideration of this matter was tabled until June 10th, 2013.
POWER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS – FISCAL YEAR 2013 BUDGET: The Board of Power County Commissioners then reviewed and discussed all remaining Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Requests. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to schedule a budget work session for Monday, June 24th, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. and further consideration of this matter was tabled until that time.
POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS – WEED DEPARTMENT SHOP (ROOF REPAIRS): Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Meadows, to approve the quote submitted by Duffer Construction in the amount of $13,500 to replace the roof on the Power County Weed Department Shop with a new metal roof, including metal soffit and facia, in the amount of $13,500 with the understanding that $7,500 will be immediately advanced for materials.
Adjourned.
VICKI MEADOWS, Chairman
CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk
POWER COUNTY
COMMISSIONER MINUTES
The Board of Power County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, June 10th, 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 CONFLICT PUBLIC DEFENDER – ELIASEN LAW OFFICE (AGREEMENT FOR SERVICES): Abe Luca of Eliasen Law Office appeared before the Commissioners to review the agreement between Power County and Eliasen Law Office for Conflict Public Defender Services in Power County, which contract expires on September 30th, 2013. At the outset, Mr. Luca presented the Commissioners with a copy of his proposal for renewal of the Conflict Public Defender Contract. Following discussion, further consideration of this matter was tabled until June 24th, 2013.
POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION & LANDFILL – PERSONNEL POLICY (POWER COUNTY LANDFILL DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY): Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners with Power County Transfer Station & Landfill Supervisor Craig Heward to review the proposed draft “Power County Landfill Drug and Alcohol Policy”. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve, execute and adopt Power County Landfill Drug and Alcohol Policy as presented. Carried.
POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION & LANDFILL – ENVIROUSA 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. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to post “CARD BOARD ONLY” signs at all card board recycling bins to limit contamination; accordingly, this matter will be removed as an agenda item until review becomes necessary.
THREE RIVERS RESOURCE, CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT – FISCAL YEAR 2014 BUDBGET REQUEST: Paula Jones of Three Rivers Resource, Conservation & Development appeared before the Commissioners to discuss Three Rivers RC&D’s fiscal year 2014 budget request.
THREE RIVERS RESOURCE, CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT – COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT (PROGRESS REPORT): Paula Jones of Three Rivers Resource, Conservation & Development appeared before the Commissioners to report on the status of the grant projects approved by the Board on December 17th, 2012. The Commissioners and Ms. Jones then discussed potential future projects. Following discussion, Ms. Jones agreed to prepare and submit an updated Cooperative Agreement between Power County and Three Rivers for fiscal year 2014 and further consideration of this matter was tabled until June 24th, 2013.
POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS – DOCTOR’S CLINIC REMODEL (SOUTHEAST IDAHO PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT): Southeast Idaho Public Health District Executive Director Maggie Mann and Financial Director Kim Gaskill appeared before the Commissioners to discuss renovating the downstairs area of the Power County Doctors Clinic to accommodate the needs of the Health District. Also present was Architect Lee Dille d/b/a Design Place, PLLC. Following discussion, the Commissioners and Ms. Mann agreed as follows:
• Since the Southeast Idaho Public Health District will need to relocate during renovation, Power County would waive the monthly rental fee during that time.
• Immediately following renovation, Southeast Idaho Public Health District will enter into a 20 year lease of the Doctors Clinic at the standard per square foot rate allowed by the State of Idaho.
Following further discussion, Architect Dille agreed to review the original Doctors Clinic building plans, perform an on-site inspection of the premises and coordinate with Ms. Mann on a timeline for completion of the renovation project; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until June 24th, 2013.
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 #006 in the amount of $18,673
Carried. Mr. Dille then presented the Commissioners with a quote from BGM Builders, Inc., in the amount of $64,200 to construct a parking lot with curb, gutter and an enclosure for trash, install a floor drain and piping in the exercise yard and a catch basin with used grate at the Power County Sheriff’s office. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the quote as presented, to be paid from PILT Capital Jail Construction funds. Carried.
POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – INMATE MEDICAL CONTRACT (BADGER MEDICAL): Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to present a copy of the proposed Independent Contractor Agreement between Power County and Badger Medical, P.A., to provide professional medical services to Power County Jail at the rate of $7,800 per quarter for the period July 1st, 2013, through September 30th, 2014. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to refer this matter to Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen and further consideration of this matter was tabled until June 24th, 2013.
CLAIMS: Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Meadows, to approve the claims as presented, amended and supplemented. Carried.
Current Expense $ 18,358.59
Ambulance District 5,074.44
Abatement District 16,060.00
District Court 4,174.19
Justice Fund 13,867.82
Misdemeanor Probation/
Drug Court 515.26
Enhanced 911 Services 1,672.45
Elections 917.32
Indigent 1,125.00
Revaluation 82.73
Solid Waste 10,210.20
Weeds 81.71
Waterways 345.99
PILT 37,573.06
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. – ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE (MEDICARE): Katie Davenport of Entrada, Inc., appeared before the Commissioners with Power County Ambulance District Director Di Jones to report on the process for submitting Medicare and Medicaid claims to Noridian Administrative Services for payment. At the outset, Ms. Davenport indicated that, due to the delay in getting Power County’s Medicare Contract renewed, forty-four (44) accounts for the period February 1st through April 18th, 2012, must be written off as “untimely”, resulting in “actual damages” to the Power County Ambulance District of $14,280. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to table further consideration of this matter until June 26th, 2013.
Moved by Commissioner Meadows, 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 – TABLE MOUNTAIN REPEATER SITE (SECURITY FENCE): Power County Disaster Services Director Di Jones appeared before the Commissioners to report that she is still in the process of obtaining quotes for the installation of a security fence at the Table Mountain Repeater Site; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until June 26th, 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 – Aye
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 – Aye
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Carried.
INDIGENT CASE #2013-065-I: Moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve indigent medical application #2013-065-I. Carried.
INDIGENT CASE #2013-113-I: Moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to continue PCIP medical insurance coverage for an additional six (6) month period under indigent medical application #2012-145-I. Carried.
INDIGENT CASE #2013-066-I: Moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to hold in suspension the Board’s initial determination to deny indigent medical application #2013-066-I as provided by I.C. #31-3505(C), since the sole basis for denial is that applicant may be eligible for another form of public assistance. Carried.
POWER COUNTY INDIGENT SERVICES – ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE: Power County Chief Deputy Clerk Linda Annen presented the Commissioners with a copy of the Customer Balance Summary Report of “past due” receivable accounts for indigent medical services. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to write off the following accounts receivable as “uncollectible”, including that pro-rated portion over $10,000 payable to the Idaho Catastrophic Health Care Program:
Indigent Medical Case #2008-025-I — $ 8,843.32
Indigent Medical Case #2003-024-I — $34,329.85
Carried.
POWER COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY – POWER COUNTY CASE #CV-2011-248 & CV-2011-279 (SUPREME COURT APPEAL): Following a review of the ORDER issued by the Idaho Supreme Court on May 24th, 2013, with respect to Power County Case #CV-2011-248 and #CV-2011-279, and discussions with Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING giving notice that the Board of Power County Commissioners will meet on Monday, July 8th, 2013, at the hour of 9:00 a.m. for the purpose of opening Power County’s Fiscal Year 2012 Budget to consider setting salaries for Power County Elected Officials and allocating funds used to pay outside counsel during Fiscal Year 2012, and instruct Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht to cause said NOTICE to be published in the June 19th and 26th, 2013, editions of The Power County Press. Carried.
COMMISSIONER MINUTES: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the Power County Commissioner Minutes for May 13th, 28th and 31st, 2013, as presented. Carried.
COMMISSIONER AGENDA (MAY): Following a review of the calendar, the Commissioner agreed to conduct regular meetings in July, 2013, on the 8th and 29th.
DROUGHT DISASTER DECLARATION – ABERDEEN-SPRINGFIELD CANAL COMPANY: The Commissioners reviewed the letter from Aberdeen-Springfield Canal Company dated June 4th, 2013, requesting that the Board of Power County Commissioners issue a Drought Emergency for Power County. At the outset, Commissioner Meadows reported that the request has been referred to Deb Duba at the USDA Farm Service Agency to obtain the official information necessary for the Board to find, proclaim and declare that a state of extreme emergency, as described in Section 46-1011, Idaho Code, exists in all of Power County; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until June 24th, 2013.
POWER COUNTY TREASURER – ORDER FOR CANCELLATION OF TAXES: Following discussion with Power County Treasurer Deanna Curry, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the Order for Cancellation of Taxes in the amount of $341.56 as presented. Carried.
Adjourned.
VICKI MEADOWS, Chairman
CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk
POWER COUNTY
COMMISSIONER MINUTES
The Board of Power County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, June 24th, 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.
FISCAL YEAR 2014 BUDGET – COMMISSIONER WORK SESSION: Following a budget work session with the Board of Commissioners, Power County Clerk Chris Steinlicht advised the Commissioners that, pursuant to #31-1603, her proposed budget for fiscal year 2014 will be filed with the Board on Monday, July 8th, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., and this matter was tabled until that time.
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 May 31st, 2013. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the Treasurer’s report as presented. Carried.
POWER COUNTY ABATEMENT DISTRICT: Moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to recess as Power County Board of Commissioners and reconvene as Power County Abatement District Board. Carried.
MOSQUITO ABATEMENT – VECTOR DISEASE CONTROL INTERNATIONAL, INC.: Tim Bennett of Vector Disease Control International, Inc., appeared before the Commissioners to present the Mosquito Surveillance and Control Report for Power County for April and May, 2013.
Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Meadows, to recess as Power County Abatement District Board and reconvene as Power County Board of Commissioners. Carried.
SOUTHEASTERN DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT – QUARTERLY REPORT: Judy Hoopes of the Southeast Idaho Public Health District appeared before the Commissioners to present the District’s quarterly report for the period ending March 31st, 2013.
POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS – DOCTORS CLNIIC RENOVATION (SOUTHEAST IDAHO PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT): Lee Dille of Design Place, PLLC, appeared before the Commissioners to present a proposed floor plan for renovation of the Southeast Idaho Public Health District facility located in the lower level of the Doctors Clinic. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Meadows, to approve and execute the Standard Form Agreement for architectural services as presented to renovate and remodel the lower level of the Doctors Clinic to accommodate the needs of the Southeast Idaho Public Health District. 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 Anderson, to approve and execute the following Change Order prepared by Architect Lee Dille d/b/a Design Place, PLLC:
• Change Order #007 in the amount of $64,200
Carried.
CLAIMS: Moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve claims as presented. Carried.
Current Expense $ 19,869.24
Ambulance District 3,224.58
District Court 2,247.34
Justice Fund 20,459.55
Enhanced 911 Services 8,676.39
Indigent Services 4,212.54
Revaluation 2,643.78
Solid Waste 21,495.98
Weeds 424.22
Waterways 7,305.61
PILT 12,752.89
BOARD OF EQUALIZATION (I.C. #63-501): The Board of Commissioners then met as the Power County Board of Equalization pursuant to I.C. #63-501.
RURAL SUBDIVISION VALUES: Power County Deputy Assessor Donna Thornton appeared before the Commissioners to present the Assessor’s report of Rural Subdivisions within Power County that have been allowed to maintain agricultural tax value pursuant to I.C. #63-602(k) until the initial improvement of building or infrastructure is commenced. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Meadows, to approve and accept the Rural Subdivision/Agricultural Tax Value report as presented. Carried.
HARDSHIP EXEMPTION APPLICATION (I.C. #63-711): Power County Deputy Assessor Donna Thornton appeared before the Commissioners to consider the Hardship Exemption Application on Power County Parcel #MHZ0238-02. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the Hardship Exemption Application and to cancel the amount of $235.28, which represents the second half of 2012 real and personal property taxes owing on Power County Parcel #MHZ0238-02. Carried.
There being no further business to come before the Board, the Power County Board of Equalization recessed until July 8th, 2013.
POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION & LANDFILL – SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL FEES: Power County Transfer Station & Landfill Supervisor Craig Heward appeared before the Commissioners to discuss Power County’s fee schedule for the disposal of solid waste. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to conduct a work session on household and commercial solid waste fees with Mr. Heward and Power County Treasurer Deanna Curry on Thursday, June 27th, 2013, at 1:30 p.m.; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until that time.
EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345)(1)(b): Moved by Commissioner Meadows, 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 following roll call vote was taken at 2:30 o’clock p.m.:
Commissioner Meadows – Aye
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Carried. The Commissioner reconvened at 3:00 o’clock p.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 – Aye
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Carried.
POWER COUNTY EMPLOYEE TERMINATION: Following executive session and consultation with Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen, it was moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve the Notice of Termination, which has been reviewed by the Idaho Counties Reciprocal Management Program (ICRMP), effective immediately. Carried. The Notice of Termination will be delivered to said employee by the Power County Prosecuting Attorney.
POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – INMATE MEDICAL CONTRACT (BADGER MEDICAL): Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners with Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen to review the proposed Independent Contractor Agreement between Power County and Badger Medical, P.A., to provide professional medical services to Power County Jail at the rate of $7,800 per quarter for the period July 1st, 2013, through September 30th, 2015. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve and execute the Independent Contractor Agreement for Power County Jail medical services as presented and amended by interlineations to provide that the contract will expire on October 1st, 2014. Carried.
EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345)(1)(b): Moved by Commissioner Meadows, 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 following roll call vote was taken at 3:30 o’clock p.m.:
Commissioner Meadows – Aye
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Carried. The Commissioner reconvened at 4:00 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.
JUNIOR COLLEGE – CERTIFICATES OF RESIDENCY: Moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk to approve and execute the Certificate of Residency to the College of Southern Idaho as presented. Carried.
POWER COUNTY ASSESSOR – ACCESS IDAHO (INTERNET RENEWAL): Moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve and execute the 1st Amendment to the Service Level Agreement between Power County and Access Idaho for credit/debit card processing and electronic transaction services at the Power County Assessor’s Office. Carried.
THREE RIVERS RESOURCE CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT – COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve and execute the Cooperative Agreement between Power County and Three Rivers Resource Conservation & Development Council, Inc. (RC&D) to provide grant research, grant writing, project planning, project implementation and grant administration services during Power County Fiscal Year 2014. Carried.
POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS – TREE REMOVAL: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Meadows, to approve the quote submitted by Jonathan Zundel Arborist, Inc., for tree removal at the Power County Courthouse and adjacent properties, which was quoted on a “per tree” basis. Carried. Commissioner Anderson agreed to contact Power County Buildings & Grounds Supervisor Gary Thomson to determine which trees will be removed.
POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS – WEED DEPARTMENT SHOP (FURNACE QUOTE): Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Meadows, to approve the quote submitted by Sierra Heating in the amount of $2,885 to install a furnace in the Power County Weed Shop. Carried.
POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS – 569 BANNOCK AVENUE (GROUNDS): Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Meadows, to approve the quote submitted by Eastern Idaho Recycling & Salvage, LLC, in the amount of $645 to remove concrete, chain link fence, gates and associated posts at the County’s property located at 569 Bannock Avenue. Carried.
POWER COUNTY CONFLICT PUBLIC DEFENDER – ELIASEN LAW OFFICES (AGREEMENT FOR SERVICES): Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to refer this matter to Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen to prepare an updated Agreement between Power County and Eliasen Law Office for Conflict Public Defender Services for the period October 1st, 2013, through September 30th, 2014; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until July 29th, 2013.
POWER COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY – APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COUNSEL CRAIG CHRISTENSEN (BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY): Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to report that Craig Christensen is still in the process of reviewing the proposed Resolution to accept appointment as special counsel to deal specifically with bankruptcy issues involving Power County as a creditor; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until July 29th, 2013.
DROUGHT DISASTER DECLARATION (I.C #44-222A): Commissioner Funk reported that he has been in contact with Deb Duba of the Power County Farm Service Agency to discuss the drought conditions within Power County, which have been sufficient in nature to qualify for Federal drought disaster relief. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to make a written request to the Department of Water Resources that Power County be declared a drought emergency area pursuant to Idaho Code #44-222A, and eligible for any Federal assistance relating thereto. Carried.
Adjourned.
VICKI MEADOWS, Chairman
CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk
POWER COUNTY
COMMISSIONER MINUTES
The Board of Power County Commissioners met in regular session on Wednesday, June 26th, 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 AMBULANCE DISTRICT: Moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, 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 May 31st, 2013, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve the report as presented in the amount of $66,845.97, including any write-offs or adjustments. Carried.
AMBULANCE FEE RESOLUTION: Power County Ambulance District Director Di Jones appeared before the Commissioners to present her proposal to update the Power County Ambulance District’s fee schedule for services, which was last updated in 2008. The Commissioners agreed that, pursuant to I.C. #63-1311A, an updated fee resolution would require proper publication and public hearing. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to table further consideration of this matter until July 8th, 2013.
Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Estep, to recess as Power County Ambulance District Board and reconvene as Power County Board of Commissioners.
POWER COUNTY DISASTER SERVICES – TABLE MOUNTAIN REPEATER SITE (SECURITY FENCE): Power County Disaster Services Director Di Jones appeared before the Commissioners to present the quote submitted by Monroe Fence, Inc., to construct a security fence at the Table Mountain Repeater Site. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve the quote as presented and supplemented, in an amount not to exceed $6,000. Carried.
EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345): At the request of Great Rift Business Development Director Kristen Jensen, it was moved by Commissioner Meadows, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to move into executive session pursuant to I.C. #67-2345(e) to consider preliminary negotiations involving matters of trade or commerce in which the governing body is in competition with governing bodies in other states. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken at 9:00 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 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.
Adjourned.
VICKI MEADOWS, Chairman
CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk
POWER COUNTY
COMMISSIONER MINUTES
The Board of Power County Commissioners met in regular session on Thursday, June 27th, 2013. Present were Commissioners Vicki Meadows, Chairman, and Ron Funk. Also present were Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht and Power County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Sargent.
EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345)(1)(b): At the request of Power County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Sargent, it was 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 3:00 o’clock p.m.:
Commissioner Meadows – Aye
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Carried. The Commissioner reconvened at 3:15 o’clock p.m., at which time it was moved by Commissioner Meadows, 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
Carried.
Adjourned.
VICKI MEADOWS, Chairman
CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk

 

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