Power County Commission minutes for February

Published in The Power County Press March 12, 2014.

POWER COUNTY

COMMISSIONER MINUTES

The Board of Power County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, February 10th, 2014. 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 Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to amend the February 10th, 2014, Commissioner Agenda to include the following item:

Power County Transfer Station & Landfill – EnviroUSA

Solid Waste Disposal Contract (Recycling Bins)

Carried.

POWER COUNTY COMMISSIONER MINUTES: Moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the Power County Commissioner Minutes for January 13th and 27th, 2014, as presented. Carried.

POWER COUNTY SENIOR CITIZENS – POCATELLO REGIONAL TRANSIT (BUS SCHEDULE): John Saint-Vincent of the Power County Senior Citizens Center appeared before the Commissioners to discuss Power County’s annual allocation to Pocatello Regional Transit to provide bus services to area seniors. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to contact Dave Hunt at PRT to obtain statistical information on the use of the bus by Power County residents; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until March 3rd, 2014.

COMMISSIONER AGENDAS (MARCH): Following a review of the calendar, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to conduct their regular meetings in March, 2014, on the 3rd and 17th. Carried.

IDAHO ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES – WEBINAR (FEBRUARY): Power County Clerk Chris Steinlicht reported that the Idaho Association of Counties webinar for February is scheduled on Wednesday, the 12th, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. and is entitled “Board of Equalization Training – Property Tax Exemption 101″.

SOUTHEASTERN IDAHO PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT – QUARTERLY REPORT: Judy Hoopes of the Southeastern Idaho Public Health District appeared before the Commissioners to present the District’s quarterly report for the period ending December 31st, 2013.

POWER COUNTY FEDERAL LANDS COMMITTEE: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to reappoint David Bethke, Bryan Sprague, Troy Neu and Jim Jeffries each to serve an additional term of three (3) years on the Power County Federal Lands Committee (January, 2017). Carried.

POWER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to reappoint Bill Schatz to serve an additional term of three (3) years on the Power County Historical Society Board (January, 2017). Carried.

POWER COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT – IDAHO RURAL DEVELOPMENT GRANT (LETTER OF SUPPORT): Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve and execute a letter supporting the Power County Hospital District’s grant applications to the United States Department of Agriculture and the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust to update the hospital’s electrical system so a backup generator can be installed. Carried.

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 and execute the Order for Cancellation of Taxes in the amount of $40.56 as presented. Carried.

ALCOHOL BEVERAGE LICENSE (I.C. #23-903): Commissioner Funk announced that it was the date and time scheduled for the consideration of an alcohol beverage license as provided by I.C. #23-903. There being no public objection, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the following 2013-2014 Alcohol Beverage License:

#18. Mario & Maria Palacios d/b/a La Esperanza Mexican Restaurant & Bakery for the sale of bottled or canned beer to be consumed on the premises and bottled or canned beer not to be consumed on the premises. Carried.

POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION & LANDFILL – ENVIROUSA (RECYCLING BINS/STORAGE): Commissioner Funk reported that EnviroUSA has been storing recycling bins at the Power County Transfer Station and landfill free of charge for the past several months; however, that arrangement has been with the understanding that storage would be on a temporary basis only. Commissioner Funk further reported that Power County Transfer Station & Landfill Supervisor Craig Heward has now requested that the recycling bins be removed, or in the alternative a fee be assessed against EnviroUSA for storage fees. Following discussion with Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen and a review of Section 8 of the Agreement for Disposal of Solid Waste between Power County and EnviroUSA, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to give EnviroUSA written notice that Power County intends to discontinue the recycling program and that all recycling bins owned by EnviroUSA should be removed from Power County within the next thirty (30) days. Carried.

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

Current Expense $ 26,311.58

Ambulance District 21,458.37

Abatement District 16,060.00

District Court 2,910.98

Justice Fund 16,117.31

Misdemeanor Probation/

Drug Court 1,274.44

Enhanced 911 Services 1,677.84

Elections 591.00

Indigent 7,552.96

Solid Waste 5,517.52

Weeds 204.42

Waterways 32.47

PILT 15,383.05

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

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried. Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to adjourn from executive session at 3:00 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 #2014-012-I: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve indigent medical application #2014-012-I. Carried.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – COMMUNICATIONS (TABLE MOUNTAIN – CO-LOCATION VENDORS): Aaron Clark of Clark Wireless appeared before the Commissioners to discuss Power County’s policy to allow private individuals to access the Table Mountain Repeater Site as a “co-location” facility for a monthly fee. Also present was Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to review the leases that neighboring counties are currently using for co-location and further consideration of this matter was tabled until March 3rd, 2014.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – TABLE MOUNTAIN REPEATER SITE (STATE OF IDAHO MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING): Following discussion with Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve and execute the Memorandum of Understanding with the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security to provide connectivity from the Table Mountain Repeater Site to the Master Site located in Meridian, Idaho, for the period February 1st, 2014, through January 31st, 2015, in the amount of $5,100. Carried. Following further discussion with Mr. Clark and Sheriff Jeffries, the Commissioners agreed that Power County should continue to investigate the possibility of connecting the Table Mountain Repeater Site to the Master Site via Syringa Wireless.

POWER COUNTY AMBULANCE DISTRICT: Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to recess as Power County Board of Commissioners and reconvene as Power County Ambulance District Board. Carried.

EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345): 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 Power County Ambulance District patient accounts. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken at 4:30 p.m.:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried. Moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to adjourn from executive session at 4:40 p.m. with the understanding that no decisions, determinations, actions, votes or final dispositions need be recorded as a result of this executive session. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried.

Adjourned.

RON FUNK, Commissioner Chairman

CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk

POWER COUNTY

COMMISSIONER MINUTES

The Board of Power County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, February 24th, 2014. 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 Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to amend the February 24th, 2014, Commissioner Agenda to include the following item:

Power County Sheriff – Star Team (Bearcat Funding)

Carried.

AMBULANCE DISTRICT: Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to recess as Power County Board of Commissioners and reconvene as Power County Ambulance District Board. Carried.

EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345): Moved by Commissioner Anderson, 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 Power County Ambulance District patient accounts. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken at 9:00 a.m.:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried. Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to adjourn from executive session at 9:15 a.m. with the understanding that no decisions, determinations, actions, votes or final dispositions need be recorded as a result of this executive session. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried.

ENTRADA – ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE: Following discussion with Power County Ambulance District Director Di Jones, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve the Power County Ambulance District’s accounts receivable report for the period ending January 31st, 2014, in the amount of $59,896.68, including write-off’s and adjustments in the amount of $1,266.00. Carried.

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

POWER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS – CENTENNIAL BANNERS (SURPLUS COUNTY PROPERTY): Commissioner Funk announced that it was the date and time scheduled for public auction of Power County’s Centennial Banners, which were designated surplus county property as provided by I.C. #31-801 on December 30th, 2013, with an “unknown” value. Following public discussion, the Commissioners established the following values and all surplus Centennial banners and posters were sold:

• Power County Centennial Banners — $100 each

• Power County Centennial Posters (4×8) — $50 each or three for $100

JUNIOR COLLEGE – CERTIFICATES OF RESIDENCY: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve and certify the Certificates of Residency submitted by the College of Southern Idaho. Carried.

IDAHO WOOL GROWERS – DISTRICT #4 ANIMAL DAMAGE CONTROL BOARD: Pursuant to I.C. #25-2612, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to appoint Power County resident Vernon Miller to the Idaho Wool Growers Association’s District #4 Animal Damage Control Board. Carried.

IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE CORRECTIONS – ANNUAL JUVENILE JUSTICE REPORT: Lennart Nivegard of the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections appeared before the Commissioners to present his Annual Juvenile Justice Report for Power County. Also present was Power County Juvenile Probation Office Supervisor Connie Shepherd.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – JAIL REMODEL: Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to present a quote from BGM Builders, Inc., to extend the drywall above the ceiling in the Power County Jail, which would correct a design flaw in the Power County Jail remodel project that could jeopardize security. Following discussion, the Commissioners requested that Sheriff Jeffries obtain additional quotes and further consideration of this matter was tabled until March 3rd, 2014.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – STAR TEAM (BEACAT FUNDING): Following discussion with Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to contribute $2,500 to the law enforcement Star Team for the Bearcat Security vehicle, to be paid from Fiscal Year 2014 Justice Fund Contingency funds. Carried.

POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS – DOCTORS CLINIC (SOUTHEAST IDAHO PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT REMODEL): Architect Lee Dille d/b/a Design Place, PLLC, appeared before the Commissioners to present his monthly architect report on the Doctors Clinic remodel. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to authorize lighting changes in the amount of $474.00 with the understanding that the additional cost will be offset by the credit applied by Work Change Order #001. 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 January 31st, 2014. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve the Treasurer’s report as presented. Carried.

POWER COUNTY TREASURER – ORDER FOR CANCELLATION OF TAXES: Following discussion with Power County Treasurer Deanna Curry, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve Order for Cancellation of Taxes in the amount of $20.00 as presented. Carried.

POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS – SNOW PROPERTY MANAGEMENT (507 BANNOCK AVENUE): Following discussion with Launa Snow d/b/a Snow Property Management, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to set the rental rate for Power County’s residence located at 507 Bannock Avenue at $800 per month. Carried.

POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS – SNOW PROPERTY MANAGEMENT (506-508 GIFFORD AVENUE): Following discussion with Launa Snow d/b/a Snow Property Management, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to set the rental rate for Power County’s duplex unit located at 508 Gifford Avenue at $400 per month. Carried.

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

Current Expense $ 17,329.74

Ambulance District 1,430.60

District Court 1,983.32

Justice Fund 9,871.08

Enhanced 911 Services 1,521.75

Indigent 613.52

Revaluation 685.04

Solid Waste 13,753.75

Weeds 589.80

Waterways 112.50

PILT 29,024.04

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION (I.C. #63-501): The Board of Commissioners then met as the Power County Board of Equalization as provided by I.C. #63-501. There being no business to come before the Board, the Power County Board of Equalization recessed until March 17th, 2014.

FALLS IRRIGATION DISTRICT – DECLARATION OF PUBLIC ENTITIES LANDHOLDINGS (DAVID ZIMMERMAN LEASE): Moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve and execute the Declaration of Public Entity’s Landholdings received from Falls Irrigation District to certify and report Power County’s farm property operated by Lessee David Zimmerman. Carried.

POWER COUNTY VETERAN SERVICE OFFICER – IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN SERVICES (STATUS UPDATE): Power County Veteran Service Officer Sheldon Kovarsky appeared before the Commissioners with Deb Harmon of the Idaho Department of Veteran Services to present statistical information and to report on veteran services provided within Power County. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed that an outreach campaign is critical to ensuring that Power County veterans are properly notified of the process to receive their earned benefits. Following further discussion, the Commissioners agreed to table further consideration of this matter until March 3rd, 2014.

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 following roll call vote was taken at 3:00 p.m.:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried. Moved by Commissioner Funk, 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 at 3:25 p.m.:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried.

EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345): Moved by Commissioner Anderson, 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 3:30 p.m.:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried. Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to adjourn from executive session at 3:50 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 #2014-013-I: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to deny indigent medical application #2014-013-I since applicant has other resources sufficient to pay the medical expenses incurred as provided by I.C. #31-3502(25). Carried.

Adjourned.

RON FUNK, Chairman

CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk

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