Power County Commission minutes for November

Published in The Power County Press Dec. 18, 2013.

POWER COUNTY

COMMISSIONER MINUTES

The Board of Power County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013. Present were Commissioners Ron Funk, Chairman, Delane Anderson and Norman Wright. Also present were Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht and Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen.

POWER COUNTY ELECTED OFFICIALS – OATH OF OFFICE: Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht administered the Oath of Office to H. Norman Wright, who was appointed by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter to the position of Power County Commissioner, District 2, on the 22nd day of October, 2013.

COMMISSIONER AGENDA (I.C. #67-2343): Following a review of I.C. #67-2343, and good cause appearing therefore, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to amend the November 12th, 2013, Commissioner Agenda to include the following items:

Power County Guardianship Board

Vacancy/Appointment

Power County Victim’s Advocate Program

Letter of Support (Concert Fundraiser)

Idaho Association of Counties

Catastrophic Health Care Cost Program – Board Nominations

Carried.

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 Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the Election Abstract for the November 5th, 2013, consolidated election prepared and presented by Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht.  Carried.

COMMISSIONER MINTUES: Moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the Power County Commissioner Minutes for September 30th, October 7th and October 21st, 2013, as presented. Carried.

POWER COUNTY CONFLICT PUBLIC DEFENDER – CONTRACT ADDENDUM: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve and execute the Addendum for Conflict Public Defender Services between Power County and Eliasen Law Office for the period October 1st, 2013, through September 30th, 2015, prepared by Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen. Carried.

COMMISSIONER APPOINTMENTS: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to adjust the Commissioner appointments to County Boards and/or Departments that each will oversee or act as liaison with during calendar year 2013 and 2014 as follows:

• Weeds/Cloud Seeding from Commissioner Wright to Funk

• Resource, Conservation & Development from Commissioner Funk to Wright

• Eastern Idaho State Fair from Commissioner Funk to Wright

• Southeast Idaho Council of Governments from Commissioner Anderson to Funk

• Veterans Services from Commissioner Wright to Anderson

Carried. Following further discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to transfer the following County Departments and/or boards from single Commissioner to entire board oversight during calendar years 2013 and 2014:

Planning & Zoning/Building Department

Power County Juvenile Probation

Power County Transfer Station/Landfill

Carried.

POWER COUNTY GUARDIANSHIP BOARD: Commissioner Funk reported that Becky Smith has resigned her position on the Power County Guardianship Board effective immediately, creating a vacancy on said Board. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to appoint Daisy Hernandez to fill the vacant position on the Power County Guardianship Board (January, 2014). Carried.

EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345)(1)(b): Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, 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 9:45 o’clock a.m.:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried. The Commissioners reconvened in the presence of Clerk Steinlicht at 10:45 o’clock a.m., at which time it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, 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 Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried.

CITY OF AMERICAN FALLS – COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT RE: LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES: Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries and Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to review the Cooperative Agreement for law enforcement services between Power County and the City of American Falls. At the outset, Commissioner Wright reported that the American Falls City Council is not prepared at this time to execute any Agreement for cooperative law enforcement services beyond fiscal year 2014. Following discussion with Sheriff Jeffries and Prosecutor Petersen, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve and execute an amended Cooperative Agreement between Power County and the City of American Falls Re: Law Enforcement Services for the period October 1st, 2013, through September 30th, 2014. Carried.

COMMUNICATIONS – KINPORT REPEATER SITE (SYRINGA WIRELESS): Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to report that he has been in negotiations with the Bannock County Sheriff’s office to partner in a communications agreement with Syringa Wireless to utilize a microwave to the Master site located in Meridian, Idaho, at an annual rate significantly less than the State of Idaho’s annual microwave fee. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to table further consideration of this matter until November 25th, 2013.

POWER COUNTY RADIO COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE – BOARD APPOINTMENT: Commissioner Funk reported that the resignation of Power County Commissioner Vicki Meadows and the subsequent appointment of former American Falls Council Member Norm Wright to that position has created two vacancies on the Power County Radio Advisory Committee. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to appoint Norm Wright as the Power County Commissioners’ representative to the Power County Radio Communications Advisory Committee (Jan. 2016). Carried.

POWER COUNTY URBAN RENEWAL AGENCY (URA) – TAX INCREMENT FINANCE DISTRICTS: Dan Hammond, Chairman of the Power County Urban Renewal Agency Board (URA), appeared before the Commissioners to request that the URA be increased from seven (7) to nine (9) members, which would allow for broader representation. Also present were the following individuals:

Bob Cox – Power County Urban Renewal Agency Board Member

Vicki Meadows – Power County Urban Renewal Agency Board Member

Kent Rudeen – Power County Urban Renewal Agency Board Member

Bob Steinlicht – Power County Planning & Zoning/Building Administrator

Kristen Jensen – Great Rift Business Development Director

At the outset, Commissioner Anderson reported that he has been contacted by several individuals who have expressed an interest in serving on the Power County URA. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed that the URA should include the following entities and/or communities of interest:

• Power County

• Power County Industrial Development Corporation

• Power County Highway District

• City of American Falls

• American Falls Chamber of Commerce

• Two individuals from the agricultural community

• One individual involved in the heavy industrial community

• One at-large member

Mr. Hammond then reported that the URA may be proposing that the Board of Commissioners define and identify by legal description two “urban renewal areas”, one for the Magnida project (approximately 550 acres) and the other for the King’s project (approximately 15-20 acres). Ms. Jensen then reported that Ed Bala of the Idaho Department of Transportation has been contacted to possibly prepare a road construction plan for the King’s project, which will include a cost estimate or analysis, following which boundaries could be defined. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed that there may be significant costs associated with the two proposed projects, some of which should be fronted by the developers. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to table further consideration of this matter until November 25th, 2013.

POWER COUNTY VICTIMS ADVOCATE PROGRAM – LETTER OF SUPPORT (CONCERT FUNDRAISER): Power County Victims Advocate Program director Ann Wheeler appeared before the Commissioners to request that the Board of Power County Commissioners execute a letter supporting the advocates’ efforts to furnish a local shelter for the ever increasing number of domestic violence and sexual assault victims in the Power County area. Mrs. Wheeler further reported that the Advocates intend to sponsor a concert/fundraiser at the American Falls High School Auditorium on February 15th, 2014. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve and execute the letter supporting the Power County Victims Advocates fundraising efforts as presented. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Nay

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried.

POWER COUNTY AIRPORT – DAVE AND NORA SNOW (NON-COMMERICAL AIRPORT LEASE): Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve and execute the Non-Commercial Airport Lease between Power County and Dave and Nora Savage, husband and wife, for the period October 1st, 2013, through December 31st, 2017, as presented. Carried.

JUNIOR COLLEGE – CERTIFICATE OF RESIDENCY: Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the Certificate of Residency presented by the College of Southern Idaho. Carried.

IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE CORRECTIONS – JUVENILE JUSTICE (ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT): Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections Annual Financial Report for the period October 1st, 2012, through September 30th, 2013, prepared by Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht. Carried.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – ENHANCED 911 (ANNUAL REVIEW): Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to reauthorize the $1.25 per line per month fee on cellular and telephone lines in Power County to fund the enhanced 911 emergency system. Carried.

US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY – HOOPER SPRINGS TRANSMISSION PROJECT: The Commissioners reviewed the letter dated October 22nd, 2013, from the US Department of Energy regarding the Hooper Springs Transmission Project in Southeast Idaho and Northwestern Wyoming.

US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (FOREST SERVICE) – MINIDOKA RANGER DISTRICT (TRAVEL PLAN): The Commissioners reviewed the letter dated October 22nd, 2013, from Scott C. Nannenga, Minidoka District Ranger, regarding the Minidoka Ranger District Travel Plan.

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT – CRATERS OF THE MOON (MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING AS COOPERATING AGENCIES): Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve and execute the Memorandum of Understanding between United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management and the Power County Board of Commissioners as Cooperating Agencies in the Craters of the Moon National Monument Plan Amended Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process. Carried. The original will be returned to Power County Special Counsel Douglas J. Balfour.

POWER COUNTY EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLAN – GEM PLAN (NOMINATION FORMS – AT LARGE-DISTRICT V): The Commissioners reviewed the Gem Plan Board of Trustees nomination forms for District V and At-Large positions. Following discussion, the Commissioners declined to submit nominations for either position at this time.

IDAHO ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES – CATASTROPHIC HEALTH CARE PROGRAM (BOARD NOMINATION): The Commissioners reviewed the Catastrophic Health Care Cost Program forms for the election of Directors from IAC District V. Following discussion, the Commissioners declined to submit nominations for the position at this time.

CLAIMS: Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the claims as presented, amended and supplemented. Carried.

Current Expense $    35,852.84

Ambulance District 4,909.63

Abatement District 16,060.00

District Court 5,146.53

Justice Fund 25,684.58

Enhanced 911 Services 12,095.22

Elections 2,864.53

Indigent Services 2,677.29

Revaluation 398.74

Solid Waste 3,606.71

Weeds 676.75

Waterways 267.43

PILT 49,335.70

Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the subsequent claims approval report as presented. Carried. Commissioner Anderson abstained.

Tort $ 1,000.00

POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS – DOCTOR’S CLINIC REMODEL (SOUTHEASTERN IDAHO PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT) – BID OPENING: Commissioner Funk announced that it was the date and time scheduled to open the sealed bids submitted to renovate the basement of the Power County Doctor’s Clinic to accommodate the Southeastern Idaho Public Health District. Following the opening of all bids by Architect Lee Dille d/b/a Design Place, PLLC, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to accept the low bid submitted by BGM Builders in the amount of $209,191, upon the condition that all documents submitted comply with requirements of Idaho law. Also present was Gary Ferguson d/b/a BGM Builders, who indicated that he will begin construction on December 1st, 2013.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – JAIL REMODEL (ARCHITECT REPORT): Power County Jail remodel Architect Lee Dille d/b/a Design Place, PLLC, appeared before the Commissioners to present his monthly report on the Power County law enforcement building renovation project. Also present was Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright to remove the floor in the Power County Jail recreation area and install a sloped floor with a proper drainage system, and to install a threshold under the current exterior door. Carried. Following further discussion, the Commissioners instructed Mr. Dille to follow up with the appropriate vendors to get the following deficiencies corrected immediately:

• Electric sliding doors

• Heat/air vent in detention office

• Walk in freezer

POWER COUNTY BUILDING & GROUNDS – SHERIFF’S OFFICE (SPRINKLER QUOTES): Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve the quote submitted by Grounds Keepers Equipment and Machine in the amount of $3,800 to install a sprinkler system at the Power County Sheriff’s Office, with the understanding that $1,900 will be immediately advanced for the cost of materials. Carried.

EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345): Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, 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 3:00 o’clock p.m.:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried. Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to adjourn from Executive Session at 3:20 o’clock p.m. to take final action and make final decisions. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried.

INDIGENT CASE #2013-106-I: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to deny indigent medical application #2013-106-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 defined by I.C. #31-3502(24), since the services provided were not “emergent” in nature as provided by I.C. #67-7902(1) and since the applicant failed to provide proof that applicant is lawfully present in the United States prior to the receipt of public benefits as provided by Legislative Findings and I.C. #69-7901(1). Carried.

INDIGENT CASE #2013-112-I: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to deny indigent medical application #2013-112-I since applicant has other resources sufficient to pay the medical expenses incurred as provided by I.C. #31-3502(25). Carried.

POWER COUNTY DISASTER SERVICES – 2012 EMPG GRANT (CLOSEOUT): Following discussion with Power County Disaster Services Director Di Jones, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve and execute the 2012 EMPG Grant Closeout as presented. Carried.

POWER COUNTY DISASTER SERVICES – PAPS MOUNTAIN REPEATER SITE (INVENTORY): Power County Disaster Services Director Di Jones appeared before the Commissioners to submit her inventory report for the Paps Mountain Repeater Site. Following discussion, Clerk Steinlicht agreed to forward a copy to the Idaho Counties Risk Management Program to ensure that the equipment is adequately insured.

POWER COUNTY ELECTED OFFICIALS/DEPARTMENT HEADS MEETING: Present for the Power County Elected Officials/Department Heads meeting were the following individuals:

Ron Funk – Commissioner Chair

Delane Anderson – Commissioner

Norman Wright – Commissioner

Chris Steinlicht – Clerk

Doug Glascock – Assessor

Deanna Curry – Treasurer

Jim Jeffries – Sheriff

Ryan Petersen – Prosecuting Attorney

Robert Steinlicht – Building Department

Connie Shepherd – Juvenile Probation Department

Di Jones – Ambulance/Disaster Services Director

Curtis Munk – Weed Department Supervisor

Craig Heward – Transfer Station/Landfill Supervisor

IDAHO ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES – DISTRICT V MEETING: Commissioner Funk reported to the Power County Elected Officials that the Idaho Association of Counties District V meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 21st, 2013, at 1:30 o’clock p.m. in the Commissioners meeting room at the Bannock County Courthouse, Pocatello, Idaho.

IDAHO ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES – WEBINAR: Commissioner Funk reported to the Power County Elected Officials and Department Heads that the Idaho Association of Counties Webinar for November entitled “personnel management” is scheduled for Wednesday, November 13th, 2013, at 3:00 o’clock p.m. in the Commissioners meeting room at the Power County Courthouse.

POWER COUNTY INFORMATION SYSTEMS POLICY:  Commissioner Funk reported to the Power County Elected Officials and Department Heads that Prosecutor Ryan Peterson will be providing written notice to all Power County employees regarding the “Power County Information Systems Policy”, with notification that compliance with said policy is a term and condition of employment, and that failure to abide by said policy is grounds for discipline, up to and including termination.

QUARTERLY JAIL INSPECTION (I.C. #20-622): The Commissioners then conducted their quarterly inspection of the Power County Jail and related facilities as provided by I.C. #20-622.

Adjourned.

RON FUNK, Chairman

CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk

POWER COUNTY

COMMISSIONER MINUTES

The Board of Power County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, November 25th, 2013. Present were Commissioners Ron Funk, Chairman, Delane Anderson and Norman Wright. 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 Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to amend the November 25th, 2013, Commissioner Agenda to include the following items:

Power County Commissioners – Surplus County Property (I.C. #31-801)

Power County Sheriff – Jail Remodel

U.S. Senator Jim Risch – Status Conference

Power County Treasurer – Order for Cancellation of Taxes

Carried.

CHRISTMAS EVE COURTHOUSE CLOSURE: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to authorize closure of the Power County Courthouse and related offices on Tuesday, December 24th, 2012, at 12:00 o’clock noon. Carried.

POWER COUNTY EMPLOYEES – CHRISTMAS RECOGNITION: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to give monetary gifts of $50 to each full-time employee and $25.00 to each part-time employee in lieu of a Power County Christmas party. Carried.

POWER COUNTY GUARDIANSHIP BOARD: Commissioner Funk reported that Sutton Reese and Jim Morse have resigned their positions on the Power County Guardianship Board effective immediately, creating two vacancies on said Board. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to appoint Marlene Henery and Bill Lasley to fill the vacant positions on the Power County Guardianship Board (January, 2015). Carried.

COUNTY BOARD APPOINTMENTS: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to publish notice in The Power County Press of the various County Boards that will have vacancies to be filled in January, 2014, with the understanding that the Chairperson of each Board will be contacted by the Commissioners to discuss their desires and/or suggestions for filling those vacancies. Carried. Further discussion of this matter was tabled until December 30th, 2013.

POWER COUNTY PERSONNEL MANUAL – VACATION/COMPENSATORY CARRY-OVER: The Commissioners then discussed Power County’s accrual register of vacation and compensatory time being carried by each Power County employee. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to send a memorandum to County employees reminding them of the maximum accrual carry-overs allowed under the Power County Personnel Manual. Carried. Further consideration of this matter was tabled until January 13th, 2014.

POWER COUNTY RADIO COMMUNICATIONS ADVISORY BOARD: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to appoint Stuart Pankratz to replace Norman Wright as the City of American Falls representative to the Power County Radio Communications Advisory Board (January, 2016). Carried.

DOCTOR’S CLINIC – VALLEY FOOT & ANKLE (LEASE AGREEMENT): Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commission Wright, to approve and execute the Partial Power County Medical Clinic Lease Agreement between Power County and Valley Foot & Ankle for the period September 1st, 2013, through September 30th, 2014, and contains an automatic renewal provision unless either party gives fourteen (14) days written notice. Carried. Following discussion, Commissioner Funk agreed to secure Dr. Dean Williams’ signature on said Lease Agreement prior to recording by the Power County Clerk.

POWER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS – SURPLUS PROPERTY (I.C. #31-801): Following a review of Idaho Code #31-801, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to declare Commissioner Funk’s ten year old laptop as surplus County property with a value of less than $250, to be gifted to Ron Funk. Carried. Commissioner Funk abstained.

POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS – TREE REMOVAL QUOTES: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the quote submitted by Jonathan Zundel Arborist, Inc., in the amount of $350 to remove an additional tree adjacent to the Power County Courthouse. Carried.

POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS – DOCTOR’S CLINIC REMODEL (SOUTHEASTERN IDAHO PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT): Architect Lee Dille d/b/a Design Place, PLLC, appeared before the Commissioners to present the list of sub-contractors and/or suppliers on the Southeastern Idaho Public Health District renovation project. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to reject Architectural Building Supply as a sub-contractor. Carried. Following further discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to immediately approve and execute the “Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor” upon approval by Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen. The Commissioners then acknowledged that Power County will be required to submit the appropriate building permit fee to the City of American Falls on this renovation project.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – JAIL REMODEL: Architect Lee Dille d/b/a Design Place, PLLC, appeared before the Commissioners with Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries to discuss the Power County Jail remodel project. At the outset, Sheriff Jeffries again reiterated the security concerns associated with the interior jail doors not functioning properly. Following discussion, the Commissioners instructed Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen to immediately issue a letter to Architectural Building Supply giving official notice of the liability issues and demanding satisfaction. Sheriff Jeffries then reported that he will be contacting Sierra Heating & Cooling to discuss a leak in the cell showers.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – DISPATCH CENTER (COOLING QUOTE): Following discussion with Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve the quote submitted by Sierra Heating & Cooling in the amount of $3,820 to install a cooling unit in the Power County Dispatch Center. Carried.

U.S. SENATOR JIM RISCH – STATUS CONFERENCE: Jeremy Field of U. S. Senator Jim Risch’s Pocatello office appeared before the Commissioners to discuss federal issues pertinent to Power County. Mr. Field reported that federal funding under the Secure Rural Schools Act, which requires that a portion of the revenues derived from National Forest lands be paid to States for use by the Counties in which the lands are situated for the benefit of public schools and roads, is on track to be funded at 95% during the current fiscal year; however, County PILT payments have not been reauthorized.

COMMUNICATIONS – KINPORT REPEATER SITE (SYRINGA WIRELESS): Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to report that he has entered into a Cooperative Agreement with the Bannock County Sheriff’s office to partner in a communications agreement with Syringa Wireless to utilize a microwave to the Master site located in Meridian, Idaho, at an annual rate significantly less than the State of Idaho’s annual microwave fee.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – COMMUNICATIONS (IDAHO BUREAU OF HOMELAND SECURITY – MOU/MICROWAVE FEE): Following discussion with Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries, the Commissioners agreed that the Memorandum of Understanding between Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security and Power County to utilize the State’s microwave to the Master site located in Meridian, Idaho, will not be renewed, since Power County has partnered with Bannock County in a communications agreement with Syringa Wireless to provide these services.

POWER COUNTY RURAL ADDRESS SYSTEM – FORT HALL INDIAN RESERVATION (EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION E-911 GRANT): Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to present a copy of the Idaho Attorney General’s Opinion regarding the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe’s eligibility to receive E-911 grant funding via the Idaho Emergency Communications Commission, wherein the Attorney General made the following findings:

• The Fort Hall Indian Reservation is not recognized as a County within the State of Idaho and has not taken the necessary steps to properly establish itself as a 911 service area.  Thus, the Tribe is ineligible to receive an ECC grant.

• The Idaho Emergency Communications Act does not provide for a grant applicant, i.e. Shoshone-Bannock Tribe, to be “sponsored” by a County or other 911 service area.

• Because the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe is a sovereign nation under the regulatory jurisdiction of the US Government, neither the ECC nor any County have regulatory jurisdiction over the Tribe or the Fort hall Reservation.

Sheriff Jeffries then reported that the ECC has withdrawn the E-911 grant award to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes in the amount of $236,850.75 and those funds will retained by the ECC for distribution during the FY 2015 E-911 grant process.

POWER COUNTY URBAN RENEWAL AGENCY (URA) – TAX INCREMENT FINANCE DISTRICTS: The Commissioners reviewed the appointments to be made to the Power County Urban Renewal Agency to include the following entities and/or communities of interest:

• Power County

• Power County Industrial Development Corporation

• Power County Highway District

• City of American Falls

• American Falls Chamber of Commerce

• Two individuals from the agricultural community

• One individual involved in the heavy industrial community

• One at-large member

American Falls Chamber of Commerce President Kurtis Workman appeared before the Commissioners to discuss the Chamber’s representative to the URA. Following discussion, Mr. Workman agreed to discuss this matter with the Chamber Board and submit names for the Commissioners’ consideration; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until December 30th, 2013.

THREE RIVERS RESOURCE, CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT – COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT (STATUS REPORT): Paula Jones of Three Rivers Resource, Conservation & Development appeared before the Commissioners to report on the status of the grant projects previously approved by the Board of Commissioners. The Commissioners and Ms. Jones then discussed potential future projects. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to authorize Paula Jones of Three Rivers RC&D to pursue grant funding to place an additional street light at the Power County Centennial Park. 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 October 31st, 2013. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the Statement of Treasurer’s Cash as presented. Carried.

POWER COUNTY TREASURER – ORDER FOR CANCELLATION OF TAXES: Following discussion with Power County Treasurer Deanna Curry, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the Order for Cancellation of Taxes in the amount of $5,041.28. Carried.

CLAIMS: Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve claims as presented, amended and supplemented. Carried.

Current Expense $  7,790.22

Ambulance District 3,401.09

District Court 2,505.06

Justice Fund 10,036.86

Misdemeanor Probation/

Drug Court 665.52

Enhanced 911 Services 103.99

Indigent Services 1,152.62

Solid Waste 29,810.06

Weeds 8,224.70

Waterways 3,000.00

PILT 9,880.79

EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345): Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, 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 o’clock p.m.:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried. Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to adjourn from Executive Session at 2:00 o’clock p.m. to take final action and make final decisions. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried.

INDIGENT CASE #2013-121-I: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to deny indigent medical application #2013-121-I since the application was processed as incomplete as provided by I.C. #31-3505(A). Carried.

INDIGENT CASE #2013-099-I: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve payment to Portneuf Medical Center as payment in full under indigent medical application #2013-099-I. Carried.

INDIGENT CASE #2013-113-I: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to deny indigent medical application #2013-113-I since applicant has other resources sufficient to pay the medical expenses incurred as provided by I.C. #31-3502(25). Carried.

POWER COUNTY ASSESSOR – ArcGIS (MAP/DATA MANAGEMENT): Power County Deputy Assessors Donna Thornton and Daisy Hernandez appeared before the Commissioners to present a quote from ArcGIS to contract for software and support to install ArcView mapping and data GIS management in the Power County Assessor’s office. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the quote submitted by ArcGIS in the amount of $6,300, to be paid from PILT GPS/mapping funds (50-00-570-00), with the understanding that continuing support will be paid via funds allocated to the Power County Assessor. Carried.

COMPUTER ARTS, INC. – ADMINISTRATIVE ACCESS (SECURITY ISSUES): Tyler Robinson of Computers Arts, Inc., appeared before the Commissioners to discuss security risk and potential liability associated with individuals granted administrative access to Power County’s network. Also present from Computer Arts were Garn Herrick, Jonathan Huse and Spencer Goodmensen. At the outset, Mr. Robinson reported that Computer Arts will be implementing the principal of “least privilege”, which would limit administrative access privileges to individuals or employees within County IT departments or under contract only. Following discussion, and a rebuttal by Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen who has requested administrative access, the Commissioners agreed to review the materials provided by Computer Arts and revisit this issue should the need arise.

EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345)(1)(b): Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, 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 3:00 o’clock p.m.:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried. The Commissioners reconvened in the presence of Clerk Steinlicht at 3:30 o’clock p.m., at which time it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, 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 Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried.

POWER COUNTY AMBULANCE DISTRICT: Moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to recess as Power County Board of Commissions 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 October 31st, 2013, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the report as presented in the amount of $85,758.90, including any write-offs or adjustments. Carried.

AMBULANCE DISTRICT – STATUS REPORT: Power County Ambulance District Director Di Jones appeared before the Commissioners to report on the status of current, available EMT’s and recent Ambulance runs.

EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345): Moved by Commissioner Wright, 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 Commissioners agreed that Clerk Steinlicht should be excused from the executive session and the following roll call vote was taken at 4:10 o’clock p.m.:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried. The Commissioners reconvened in the presence of Clerk Steinlicht, at which time it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to adjourn from Executive Session at 4:20 o’clock p.m. to take final action and make final decisions. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried.

AMBULANCE DISTRICT – PERSONNEL EVALUATIONS: Following discussion with Power County Ambulance District Director Di Jones, the Commissioners instructed Ms. Jones to conduct employee evaluations and submit a report to the Commissioners on or before December 9th, 2013.

Moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to recess as Power County Ambulance District Board and reconvene as Power County Board of Commissioners.

POWER COUNTY DISASTER SERVICES – 2013 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE GRANT (EMPG) (HOMELAND SECURITY): Following discussion with  Power County Disaster Services Director Di Jones, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve and execute the following 2013 EMPG documents:

• Award Document and Special Conditions

• Assurances and Certifications

• 2013 EMPG Guide

Carried.

POWER COUNTY DISASTER SERVICES – 2013 STATE HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT (SHSG) (HOMELAND SECURITY): Following discussion with Power County Disaster Services Director Di Jones, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve and execute the following 2013 SHSG documents:

• Award Document and Special Conditions

• Assurance and Certifications

• Memorandum of Understanding

Carried.

POWER COUNTY DISASTER SERVICES – 2012 HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM (HSGP) –  COST SHARE AGREEMENT: Power County Disaster Services Director Di Jones appeared before the Commissioners to review the correspondence from Colonel Brad Richy, Director of the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security (BHS), regarding the 2012 HSGP cost share agreement, and specifically that BHS has requested an extension for Counties to close out their 2012 HSGP beyond the current date of July 31st, 2014.

POWER COUNTY DISASTER SERVICES – STATUS REPORT: Power County Disaster Services Director Di Jones appeared before the Commissioners to discuss the operations of the Power County Disaster Services department.

EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345)(1)(b): Moved by Commissioner Wright, 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 Commissioners agreed that Clerk Steinlicht should be excused from the executive session and the following roll call vote was taken at 4:45 o’clock p.m.:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried. The Commissioners reconvened in the presence of Clerk Steinlicht at 6:00 o’clock p.m., at which time it was moved by Commissioner Wright, 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 Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried.

Adjourned.

RON FUNK, Chairman

CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk

Power County Commission minutes for November

Published in The Power County Press Dec. 18, 2013.

POWER COUNTY

COMMISSIONER MINUTES

The Board of Power County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013. Present were Commissioners Ron Funk, Chairman, Delane Anderson and Norman Wright. Also present were Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht and Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen.

POWER COUNTY ELECTED OFFICIALS – OATH OF OFFICE: Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht administered the Oath of Office to H. Norman Wright, who was appointed by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter to the position of Power County Commissioner, District 2, on the 22nd day of October, 2013.

COMMISSIONER AGENDA (I.C. #67-2343): Following a review of I.C. #67-2343, and good cause appearing therefore, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to amend the November 12th, 2013, Commissioner Agenda to include the following items:

Power County Guardianship Board

Vacancy/Appointment

Power County Victim’s Advocate Program

Letter of Support (Concert Fundraiser)

Idaho Association of Counties

Catastrophic Health Care Cost Program – Board Nominations

Carried.

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 Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the Election Abstract for the November 5th, 2013, consolidated election prepared and presented by Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht.  Carried.

COMMISSIONER MINTUES: Moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the Power County Commissioner Minutes for September 30th, October 7th and October 21st, 2013, as presented. Carried.

POWER COUNTY CONFLICT PUBLIC DEFENDER – CONTRACT ADDENDUM: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve and execute the Addendum for Conflict Public Defender Services between Power County and Eliasen Law Office for the period October 1st, 2013, through September 30th, 2015, prepared by Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen. Carried.

COMMISSIONER APPOINTMENTS: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to adjust the Commissioner appointments to County Boards and/or Departments that each will oversee or act as liaison with during calendar year 2013 and 2014 as follows:

• Weeds/Cloud Seeding from Commissioner Wright to Funk

• Resource, Conservation & Development from Commissioner Funk to Wright

• Eastern Idaho State Fair from Commissioner Funk to Wright

• Southeast Idaho Council of Governments from Commissioner Anderson to Funk

• Veterans Services from Commissioner Wright to Anderson

Carried. Following further discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to transfer the following County Departments and/or boards from single Commissioner to entire board oversight during calendar years 2013 and 2014:

Planning & Zoning/Building Department

Power County Juvenile Probation

Power County Transfer Station/Landfill

Carried.

POWER COUNTY GUARDIANSHIP BOARD: Commissioner Funk reported that Becky Smith has resigned her position on the Power County Guardianship Board effective immediately, creating a vacancy on said Board. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to appoint Daisy Hernandez to fill the vacant position on the Power County Guardianship Board (January, 2014). Carried.

EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345)(1)(b): Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, 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 9:45 o’clock a.m.:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried. The Commissioners reconvened in the presence of Clerk Steinlicht at 10:45 o’clock a.m., at which time it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, 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 Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried.

CITY OF AMERICAN FALLS – COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT RE: LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES: Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries and Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to review the Cooperative Agreement for law enforcement services between Power County and the City of American Falls. At the outset, Commissioner Wright reported that the American Falls City Council is not prepared at this time to execute any Agreement for cooperative law enforcement services beyond fiscal year 2014. Following discussion with Sheriff Jeffries and Prosecutor Petersen, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve and execute an amended Cooperative Agreement between Power County and the City of American Falls Re: Law Enforcement Services for the period October 1st, 2013, through September 30th, 2014. Carried.

COMMUNICATIONS – KINPORT REPEATER SITE (SYRINGA WIRELESS): Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to report that he has been in negotiations with the Bannock County Sheriff’s office to partner in a communications agreement with Syringa Wireless to utilize a microwave to the Master site located in Meridian, Idaho, at an annual rate significantly less than the State of Idaho’s annual microwave fee. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to table further consideration of this matter until November 25th, 2013.

POWER COUNTY RADIO COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE – BOARD APPOINTMENT: Commissioner Funk reported that the resignation of Power County Commissioner Vicki Meadows and the subsequent appointment of former American Falls Council Member Norm Wright to that position has created two vacancies on the Power County Radio Advisory Committee. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to appoint Norm Wright as the Power County Commissioners’ representative to the Power County Radio Communications Advisory Committee (Jan. 2016). Carried.

POWER COUNTY URBAN RENEWAL AGENCY (URA) – TAX INCREMENT FINANCE DISTRICTS: Dan Hammond, Chairman of the Power County Urban Renewal Agency Board (URA), appeared before the Commissioners to request that the URA be increased from seven (7) to nine (9) members, which would allow for broader representation. Also present were the following individuals:

Bob Cox – Power County Urban Renewal Agency Board Member

Vicki Meadows – Power County Urban Renewal Agency Board Member

Kent Rudeen – Power County Urban Renewal Agency Board Member

Bob Steinlicht – Power County Planning & Zoning/Building Administrator

Kristen Jensen – Great Rift Business Development Director

At the outset, Commissioner Anderson reported that he has been contacted by several individuals who have expressed an interest in serving on the Power County URA. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed that the URA should include the following entities and/or communities of interest:

• Power County

• Power County Industrial Development Corporation

• Power County Highway District

• City of American Falls

• American Falls Chamber of Commerce

• Two individuals from the agricultural community

• One individual involved in the heavy industrial community

• One at-large member

Mr. Hammond then reported that the URA may be proposing that the Board of Commissioners define and identify by legal description two “urban renewal areas”, one for the Magnida project (approximately 550 acres) and the other for the King’s project (approximately 15-20 acres). Ms. Jensen then reported that Ed Bala of the Idaho Department of Transportation has been contacted to possibly prepare a road construction plan for the King’s project, which will include a cost estimate or analysis, following which boundaries could be defined. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed that there may be significant costs associated with the two proposed projects, some of which should be fronted by the developers. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to table further consideration of this matter until November 25th, 2013.

POWER COUNTY VICTIMS ADVOCATE PROGRAM – LETTER OF SUPPORT (CONCERT FUNDRAISER): Power County Victims Advocate Program director Ann Wheeler appeared before the Commissioners to request that the Board of Power County Commissioners execute a letter supporting the advocates’ efforts to furnish a local shelter for the ever increasing number of domestic violence and sexual assault victims in the Power County area. Mrs. Wheeler further reported that the Advocates intend to sponsor a concert/fundraiser at the American Falls High School Auditorium on February 15th, 2014. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve and execute the letter supporting the Power County Victims Advocates fundraising efforts as presented. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Nay

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried.

POWER COUNTY AIRPORT – DAVE AND NORA SNOW (NON-COMMERICAL AIRPORT LEASE): Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve and execute the Non-Commercial Airport Lease between Power County and Dave and Nora Savage, husband and wife, for the period October 1st, 2013, through December 31st, 2017, as presented. Carried.

JUNIOR COLLEGE – CERTIFICATE OF RESIDENCY: Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the Certificate of Residency presented by the College of Southern Idaho. Carried.

IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE CORRECTIONS – JUVENILE JUSTICE (ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT): Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections Annual Financial Report for the period October 1st, 2012, through September 30th, 2013, prepared by Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht. Carried.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – ENHANCED 911 (ANNUAL REVIEW): Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to reauthorize the $1.25 per line per month fee on cellular and telephone lines in Power County to fund the enhanced 911 emergency system. Carried.

US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY – HOOPER SPRINGS TRANSMISSION PROJECT: The Commissioners reviewed the letter dated October 22nd, 2013, from the US Department of Energy regarding the Hooper Springs Transmission Project in Southeast Idaho and Northwestern Wyoming.

US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (FOREST SERVICE) – MINIDOKA RANGER DISTRICT (TRAVEL PLAN): The Commissioners reviewed the letter dated October 22nd, 2013, from Scott C. Nannenga, Minidoka District Ranger, regarding the Minidoka Ranger District Travel Plan.

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT – CRATERS OF THE MOON (MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING AS COOPERATING AGENCIES): Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve and execute the Memorandum of Understanding between United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management and the Power County Board of Commissioners as Cooperating Agencies in the Craters of the Moon National Monument Plan Amended Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process. Carried. The original will be returned to Power County Special Counsel Douglas J. Balfour.

POWER COUNTY EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLAN – GEM PLAN (NOMINATION FORMS – AT LARGE-DISTRICT V): The Commissioners reviewed the Gem Plan Board of Trustees nomination forms for District V and At-Large positions. Following discussion, the Commissioners declined to submit nominations for either position at this time.

IDAHO ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES – CATASTROPHIC HEALTH CARE PROGRAM (BOARD NOMINATION): The Commissioners reviewed the Catastrophic Health Care Cost Program forms for the election of Directors from IAC District V. Following discussion, the Commissioners declined to submit nominations for the position at this time.

CLAIMS: Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the claims as presented, amended and supplemented. Carried.

Current Expense $    35,852.84

Ambulance District 4,909.63

Abatement District 16,060.00

District Court 5,146.53

Justice Fund 25,684.58

Enhanced 911 Services 12,095.22

Elections 2,864.53

Indigent Services 2,677.29

Revaluation 398.74

Solid Waste 3,606.71

Weeds 676.75

Waterways 267.43

PILT 49,335.70

Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the subsequent claims approval report as presented. Carried. Commissioner Anderson abstained.

Tort $ 1,000.00

POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS – DOCTOR’S CLINIC REMODEL (SOUTHEASTERN IDAHO PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT) – BID OPENING: Commissioner Funk announced that it was the date and time scheduled to open the sealed bids submitted to renovate the basement of the Power County Doctor’s Clinic to accommodate the Southeastern Idaho Public Health District. Following the opening of all bids by Architect Lee Dille d/b/a Design Place, PLLC, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to accept the low bid submitted by BGM Builders in the amount of $209,191, upon the condition that all documents submitted comply with requirements of Idaho law. Also present was Gary Ferguson d/b/a BGM Builders, who indicated that he will begin construction on December 1st, 2013.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – JAIL REMODEL (ARCHITECT REPORT): Power County Jail remodel Architect Lee Dille d/b/a Design Place, PLLC, appeared before the Commissioners to present his monthly report on the Power County law enforcement building renovation project. Also present was Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright to remove the floor in the Power County Jail recreation area and install a sloped floor with a proper drainage system, and to install a threshold under the current exterior door. Carried. Following further discussion, the Commissioners instructed Mr. Dille to follow up with the appropriate vendors to get the following deficiencies corrected immediately:

• Electric sliding doors

• Heat/air vent in detention office

• Walk in freezer

POWER COUNTY BUILDING & GROUNDS – SHERIFF’S OFFICE (SPRINKLER QUOTES): Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve the quote submitted by Grounds Keepers Equipment and Machine in the amount of $3,800 to install a sprinkler system at the Power County Sheriff’s Office, with the understanding that $1,900 will be immediately advanced for the cost of materials. Carried.

EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345): Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, 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 3:00 o’clock p.m.:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried. Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to adjourn from Executive Session at 3:20 o’clock p.m. to take final action and make final decisions. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried.

INDIGENT CASE #2013-106-I: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to deny indigent medical application #2013-106-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 defined by I.C. #31-3502(24), since the services provided were not “emergent” in nature as provided by I.C. #67-7902(1) and since the applicant failed to provide proof that applicant is lawfully present in the United States prior to the receipt of public benefits as provided by Legislative Findings and I.C. #69-7901(1). Carried.

INDIGENT CASE #2013-112-I: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to deny indigent medical application #2013-112-I since applicant has other resources sufficient to pay the medical expenses incurred as provided by I.C. #31-3502(25). Carried.

POWER COUNTY DISASTER SERVICES – 2012 EMPG GRANT (CLOSEOUT): Following discussion with Power County Disaster Services Director Di Jones, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve and execute the 2012 EMPG Grant Closeout as presented. Carried.

POWER COUNTY DISASTER SERVICES – PAPS MOUNTAIN REPEATER SITE (INVENTORY): Power County Disaster Services Director Di Jones appeared before the Commissioners to submit her inventory report for the Paps Mountain Repeater Site. Following discussion, Clerk Steinlicht agreed to forward a copy to the Idaho Counties Risk Management Program to ensure that the equipment is adequately insured.

POWER COUNTY ELECTED OFFICIALS/DEPARTMENT HEADS MEETING: Present for the Power County Elected Officials/Department Heads meeting were the following individuals:

Ron Funk – Commissioner Chair

Delane Anderson – Commissioner

Norman Wright – Commissioner

Chris Steinlicht – Clerk

Doug Glascock – Assessor

Deanna Curry – Treasurer

Jim Jeffries – Sheriff

Ryan Petersen – Prosecuting Attorney

Robert Steinlicht – Building Department

Connie Shepherd – Juvenile Probation Department

Di Jones – Ambulance/Disaster Services Director

Curtis Munk – Weed Department Supervisor

Craig Heward – Transfer Station/Landfill Supervisor

IDAHO ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES – DISTRICT V MEETING: Commissioner Funk reported to the Power County Elected Officials that the Idaho Association of Counties District V meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 21st, 2013, at 1:30 o’clock p.m. in the Commissioners meeting room at the Bannock County Courthouse, Pocatello, Idaho.

IDAHO ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES – WEBINAR: Commissioner Funk reported to the Power County Elected Officials and Department Heads that the Idaho Association of Counties Webinar for November entitled “personnel management” is scheduled for Wednesday, November 13th, 2013, at 3:00 o’clock p.m. in the Commissioners meeting room at the Power County Courthouse.

POWER COUNTY INFORMATION SYSTEMS POLICY:  Commissioner Funk reported to the Power County Elected Officials and Department Heads that Prosecutor Ryan Peterson will be providing written notice to all Power County employees regarding the “Power County Information Systems Policy”, with notification that compliance with said policy is a term and condition of employment, and that failure to abide by said policy is grounds for discipline, up to and including termination.

QUARTERLY JAIL INSPECTION (I.C. #20-622): The Commissioners then conducted their quarterly inspection of the Power County Jail and related facilities as provided by I.C. #20-622.

Adjourned.

RON FUNK, Chairman

CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk

POWER COUNTY

COMMISSIONER MINUTES

The Board of Power County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, November 25th, 2013. Present were Commissioners Ron Funk, Chairman, Delane Anderson and Norman Wright. 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 Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to amend the November 25th, 2013, Commissioner Agenda to include the following items:

Power County Commissioners – Surplus County Property (I.C. #31-801)

Power County Sheriff – Jail Remodel

U.S. Senator Jim Risch – Status Conference

Power County Treasurer – Order for Cancellation of Taxes

Carried.

CHRISTMAS EVE COURTHOUSE CLOSURE: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to authorize closure of the Power County Courthouse and related offices on Tuesday, December 24th, 2012, at 12:00 o’clock noon. Carried.

POWER COUNTY EMPLOYEES – CHRISTMAS RECOGNITION: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to give monetary gifts of $50 to each full-time employee and $25.00 to each part-time employee in lieu of a Power County Christmas party. Carried.

POWER COUNTY GUARDIANSHIP BOARD: Commissioner Funk reported that Sutton Reese and Jim Morse have resigned their positions on the Power County Guardianship Board effective immediately, creating two vacancies on said Board. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to appoint Marlene Henery and Bill Lasley to fill the vacant positions on the Power County Guardianship Board (January, 2015). Carried.

COUNTY BOARD APPOINTMENTS: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to publish notice in The Power County Press of the various County Boards that will have vacancies to be filled in January, 2014, with the understanding that the Chairperson of each Board will be contacted by the Commissioners to discuss their desires and/or suggestions for filling those vacancies. Carried. Further discussion of this matter was tabled until December 30th, 2013.

POWER COUNTY PERSONNEL MANUAL – VACATION/COMPENSATORY CARRY-OVER: The Commissioners then discussed Power County’s accrual register of vacation and compensatory time being carried by each Power County employee. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to send a memorandum to County employees reminding them of the maximum accrual carry-overs allowed under the Power County Personnel Manual. Carried. Further consideration of this matter was tabled until January 13th, 2014.

POWER COUNTY RADIO COMMUNICATIONS ADVISORY BOARD: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to appoint Stuart Pankratz to replace Norman Wright as the City of American Falls representative to the Power County Radio Communications Advisory Board (January, 2016). Carried.

DOCTOR’S CLINIC – VALLEY FOOT & ANKLE (LEASE AGREEMENT): Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commission Wright, to approve and execute the Partial Power County Medical Clinic Lease Agreement between Power County and Valley Foot & Ankle for the period September 1st, 2013, through September 30th, 2014, and contains an automatic renewal provision unless either party gives fourteen (14) days written notice. Carried. Following discussion, Commissioner Funk agreed to secure Dr. Dean Williams’ signature on said Lease Agreement prior to recording by the Power County Clerk.

POWER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS – SURPLUS PROPERTY (I.C. #31-801): Following a review of Idaho Code #31-801, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to declare Commissioner Funk’s ten year old laptop as surplus County property with a value of less than $250, to be gifted to Ron Funk. Carried. Commissioner Funk abstained.

POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS – TREE REMOVAL QUOTES: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the quote submitted by Jonathan Zundel Arborist, Inc., in the amount of $350 to remove an additional tree adjacent to the Power County Courthouse. Carried.

POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS – DOCTOR’S CLINIC REMODEL (SOUTHEASTERN IDAHO PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT): Architect Lee Dille d/b/a Design Place, PLLC, appeared before the Commissioners to present the list of sub-contractors and/or suppliers on the Southeastern Idaho Public Health District renovation project. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to reject Architectural Building Supply as a sub-contractor. Carried. Following further discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to immediately approve and execute the “Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor” upon approval by Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen. The Commissioners then acknowledged that Power County will be required to submit the appropriate building permit fee to the City of American Falls on this renovation project.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – JAIL REMODEL: Architect Lee Dille d/b/a Design Place, PLLC, appeared before the Commissioners with Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries to discuss the Power County Jail remodel project. At the outset, Sheriff Jeffries again reiterated the security concerns associated with the interior jail doors not functioning properly. Following discussion, the Commissioners instructed Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen to immediately issue a letter to Architectural Building Supply giving official notice of the liability issues and demanding satisfaction. Sheriff Jeffries then reported that he will be contacting Sierra Heating & Cooling to discuss a leak in the cell showers.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – DISPATCH CENTER (COOLING QUOTE): Following discussion with Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve the quote submitted by Sierra Heating & Cooling in the amount of $3,820 to install a cooling unit in the Power County Dispatch Center. Carried.

U.S. SENATOR JIM RISCH – STATUS CONFERENCE: Jeremy Field of U. S. Senator Jim Risch’s Pocatello office appeared before the Commissioners to discuss federal issues pertinent to Power County. Mr. Field reported that federal funding under the Secure Rural Schools Act, which requires that a portion of the revenues derived from National Forest lands be paid to States for use by the Counties in which the lands are situated for the benefit of public schools and roads, is on track to be funded at 95% during the current fiscal year; however, County PILT payments have not been reauthorized.

COMMUNICATIONS – KINPORT REPEATER SITE (SYRINGA WIRELESS): Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to report that he has entered into a Cooperative Agreement with the Bannock County Sheriff’s office to partner in a communications agreement with Syringa Wireless to utilize a microwave to the Master site located in Meridian, Idaho, at an annual rate significantly less than the State of Idaho’s annual microwave fee.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – COMMUNICATIONS (IDAHO BUREAU OF HOMELAND SECURITY – MOU/MICROWAVE FEE): Following discussion with Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries, the Commissioners agreed that the Memorandum of Understanding between Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security and Power County to utilize the State’s microwave to the Master site located in Meridian, Idaho, will not be renewed, since Power County has partnered with Bannock County in a communications agreement with Syringa Wireless to provide these services.

POWER COUNTY RURAL ADDRESS SYSTEM – FORT HALL INDIAN RESERVATION (EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION E-911 GRANT): Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to present a copy of the Idaho Attorney General’s Opinion regarding the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe’s eligibility to receive E-911 grant funding via the Idaho Emergency Communications Commission, wherein the Attorney General made the following findings:

• The Fort Hall Indian Reservation is not recognized as a County within the State of Idaho and has not taken the necessary steps to properly establish itself as a 911 service area.  Thus, the Tribe is ineligible to receive an ECC grant.

• The Idaho Emergency Communications Act does not provide for a grant applicant, i.e. Shoshone-Bannock Tribe, to be “sponsored” by a County or other 911 service area.

• Because the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe is a sovereign nation under the regulatory jurisdiction of the US Government, neither the ECC nor any County have regulatory jurisdiction over the Tribe or the Fort hall Reservation.

Sheriff Jeffries then reported that the ECC has withdrawn the E-911 grant award to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes in the amount of $236,850.75 and those funds will retained by the ECC for distribution during the FY 2015 E-911 grant process.

POWER COUNTY URBAN RENEWAL AGENCY (URA) – TAX INCREMENT FINANCE DISTRICTS: The Commissioners reviewed the appointments to be made to the Power County Urban Renewal Agency to include the following entities and/or communities of interest:

• Power County

• Power County Industrial Development Corporation

• Power County Highway District

• City of American Falls

• American Falls Chamber of Commerce

• Two individuals from the agricultural community

• One individual involved in the heavy industrial community

• One at-large member

American Falls Chamber of Commerce President Kurtis Workman appeared before the Commissioners to discuss the Chamber’s representative to the URA. Following discussion, Mr. Workman agreed to discuss this matter with the Chamber Board and submit names for the Commissioners’ consideration; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until December 30th, 2013.

THREE RIVERS RESOURCE, CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT – COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT (STATUS REPORT): Paula Jones of Three Rivers Resource, Conservation & Development appeared before the Commissioners to report on the status of the grant projects previously approved by the Board of Commissioners. The Commissioners and Ms. Jones then discussed potential future projects. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to authorize Paula Jones of Three Rivers RC&D to pursue grant funding to place an additional street light at the Power County Centennial Park. 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 October 31st, 2013. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the Statement of Treasurer’s Cash as presented. Carried.

POWER COUNTY TREASURER – ORDER FOR CANCELLATION OF TAXES: Following discussion with Power County Treasurer Deanna Curry, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the Order for Cancellation of Taxes in the amount of $5,041.28. Carried.

CLAIMS: Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve claims as presented, amended and supplemented. Carried.

Current Expense $  7,790.22

Ambulance District 3,401.09

District Court 2,505.06

Justice Fund 10,036.86

Misdemeanor Probation/

Drug Court 665.52

Enhanced 911 Services 103.99

Indigent Services 1,152.62

Solid Waste 29,810.06

Weeds 8,224.70

Waterways 3,000.00

PILT 9,880.79

EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345): Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, 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 o’clock p.m.:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried. Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to adjourn from Executive Session at 2:00 o’clock p.m. to take final action and make final decisions. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried.

INDIGENT CASE #2013-121-I: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to deny indigent medical application #2013-121-I since the application was processed as incomplete as provided by I.C. #31-3505(A). Carried.

INDIGENT CASE #2013-099-I: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve payment to Portneuf Medical Center as payment in full under indigent medical application #2013-099-I. Carried.

INDIGENT CASE #2013-113-I: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to deny indigent medical application #2013-113-I since applicant has other resources sufficient to pay the medical expenses incurred as provided by I.C. #31-3502(25). Carried.

POWER COUNTY ASSESSOR – ArcGIS (MAP/DATA MANAGEMENT): Power County Deputy Assessors Donna Thornton and Daisy Hernandez appeared before the Commissioners to present a quote from ArcGIS to contract for software and support to install ArcView mapping and data GIS management in the Power County Assessor’s office. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the quote submitted by ArcGIS in the amount of $6,300, to be paid from PILT GPS/mapping funds (50-00-570-00), with the understanding that continuing support will be paid via funds allocated to the Power County Assessor. Carried.

COMPUTER ARTS, INC. – ADMINISTRATIVE ACCESS (SECURITY ISSUES): Tyler Robinson of Computers Arts, Inc., appeared before the Commissioners to discuss security risk and potential liability associated with individuals granted administrative access to Power County’s network. Also present from Computer Arts were Garn Herrick, Jonathan Huse and Spencer Goodmensen. At the outset, Mr. Robinson reported that Computer Arts will be implementing the principal of “least privilege”, which would limit administrative access privileges to individuals or employees within County IT departments or under contract only. Following discussion, and a rebuttal by Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen who has requested administrative access, the Commissioners agreed to review the materials provided by Computer Arts and revisit this issue should the need arise.

EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345)(1)(b): Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, 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 3:00 o’clock p.m.:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried. The Commissioners reconvened in the presence of Clerk Steinlicht at 3:30 o’clock p.m., at which time it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, 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 Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried.

POWER COUNTY AMBULANCE DISTRICT: Moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to recess as Power County Board of Commissions 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 October 31st, 2013, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the report as presented in the amount of $85,758.90, including any write-offs or adjustments. Carried.

AMBULANCE DISTRICT – STATUS REPORT: Power County Ambulance District Director Di Jones appeared before the Commissioners to report on the status of current, available EMT’s and recent Ambulance runs.

EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345): Moved by Commissioner Wright, 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 Commissioners agreed that Clerk Steinlicht should be excused from the executive session and the following roll call vote was taken at 4:10 o’clock p.m.:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried. The Commissioners reconvened in the presence of Clerk Steinlicht, at which time it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to adjourn from Executive Session at 4:20 o’clock p.m. to take final action and make final decisions. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried.

AMBULANCE DISTRICT – PERSONNEL EVALUATIONS: Following discussion with Power County Ambulance District Director Di Jones, the Commissioners instructed Ms. Jones to conduct employee evaluations and submit a report to the Commissioners on or before December 9th, 2013.

Moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to recess as Power County Ambulance District Board and reconvene as Power County Board of Commissioners.

POWER COUNTY DISASTER SERVICES – 2013 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE GRANT (EMPG) (HOMELAND SECURITY): Following discussion with  Power County Disaster Services Director Di Jones, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve and execute the following 2013 EMPG documents:

• Award Document and Special Conditions

• Assurances and Certifications

• 2013 EMPG Guide

Carried.

POWER COUNTY DISASTER SERVICES – 2013 STATE HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT (SHSG) (HOMELAND SECURITY): Following discussion with Power County Disaster Services Director Di Jones, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve and execute the following 2013 SHSG documents:

• Award Document and Special Conditions

• Assurance and Certifications

• Memorandum of Understanding

Carried.

POWER COUNTY DISASTER SERVICES – 2012 HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM (HSGP) –  COST SHARE AGREEMENT: Power County Disaster Services Director Di Jones appeared before the Commissioners to review the correspondence from Colonel Brad Richy, Director of the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security (BHS), regarding the 2012 HSGP cost share agreement, and specifically that BHS has requested an extension for Counties to close out their 2012 HSGP beyond the current date of July 31st, 2014.

POWER COUNTY DISASTER SERVICES – STATUS REPORT: Power County Disaster Services Director Di Jones appeared before the Commissioners to discuss the operations of the Power County Disaster Services department.

EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345)(1)(b): Moved by Commissioner Wright, 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 Commissioners agreed that Clerk Steinlicht should be excused from the executive session and the following roll call vote was taken at 4:45 o’clock p.m.:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried. The Commissioners reconvened in the presence of Clerk Steinlicht at 6:00 o’clock p.m., at which time it was moved by Commissioner Wright, 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 Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried.

Adjourned.

RON FUNK, Chairman

CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk

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