Power County Commission minutes for April

Published in The Power County Press May 21, 2014.

POWER COUNTY

COMMISSIONER MINUTES

The Board of Power County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, April 14th, 2014.  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.

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 April 14th, 2014, Commissioner Agenda to include the following item:

Power County Weed Department – Idaho Department of Agriculture

FY 2014 Federal/State Cost Share Grants

Carried.

POWER COUNTY COMMISSIONER MINUTES:  Moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the Power County Commissioner Minutes for March 3rd and 17th, 2014, as presented.  Carried.

DEATON & COMPANY – FISCAL YEAR 2013 AUDIT REPORT (I.C. #31-1701):  Power County Auditor Christine Steinlicht appeared before the Board of Commissioners with independent auditors Charles Clark and Brandi Young of Deaton & Company, Chartered, to present the audited financial statements and other financial information for Power County’s fiscal year ending September 30th, 2013. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the Audited Financial Statements and other financial information for Power County’s 2013 fiscal year as presented.  Carried.  Pursuant to I.C. #31-819, Clerk Steinlicht shall cause the Balance Sheet and Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance from said audit report to be published in the April 23rd, 2014, edition of the Power County Press.

POWER COUNTY TRANSFER LANDFILL – CASCADE EARTH SCIENCE (MONITORING WELLS):  Keri Anne Pritchett of Cascade Earth Sciences appeared before the Commissioners to discuss ground water monitoring at the Power County Landfill.  At the outset, Ms. Pritchett presented the Commissioners with a copy of Cascade Earth Science’s most recent water analysis report.  Following discussion, the Commissioners suggested that Ms. Pritchett submit estimates for the cost to update the pump system on the landfill monitoring wells; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until May 12th, 2014.

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 Funk, to approve and execute Work Change Order #003 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.  Following further discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve Work Change Order #004 in the amount of $5,713, as presented and supplemented to include an egress window.  Carried.

POWER COUNTY COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAM – SPANISH GED CLASS (ESCALARA):  Margaret Jacobs and James Glarborg of the Idaho State University’s GED  program appeared before the Commissioners to discuss the GED outreach centers in American Falls and Aberdeen, and specifically how the ISU  programs could compliment the Power County Adult Spanish GED class being operated by Escalara f/k/a Power County Community Education, by providing the “English as a second language” component to the current curriculum.

POWER COUNTY PLANNING & ZONING – WILLIAMS PIPELINE:  Michele Swaner of Williams Pipeline appeared before the Commissioners with Power County Planning & Zoning Administrator Robert Steinlicht to review the Power County Planning & Zoning Board’s draft ordinance which would set standards for the development and installation of natural gas and transmission structures and related facilities.  Following discussion with Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen, the Commissioners and Ms. Swaner agreed that Williams Pipeline attorneys should contact Mr. Steinlicht or Prosecutor Petersen directly with any questions or comments.

EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345)(1)(b):  Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to move into executive session pursuant to I.C. #67-2345(1)(b) to consider the evaluation, dismissal or disciplining of, or to hear complaints or charges brought against, a public officer, employee or staff member.  Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken at 12:00 noon:

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 1:00 p.m.:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried.

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

Current Expense $ 161,229.42

Ambulance District 6,064.31

Abatement District 19,008.93

District Court 5,549.69

Justice Fund 149,495.29

Misdemeanor

Probation/Drug Court 1,680.00

Enhanced 911 Services 11,332.39

Elections 8,069.03

Junior College 6,420.00

Revaluation 7,778.36

Solid Waste 23,533.51

Tort 950.00

Weeds 4,517.90

Waterways 3,258.92

PILT 97,054.50

POWER COUNTY SEARCH & RESCUE – BUILDING UPGRADES (LIGHTING QUOTES):  Following discussion with Power County Search & Rescue Commander Ron Stilwell, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the quote submitted by Hunt Electric in the amount of $2,425.68 to install more efficient light fixtures at the Power County Search & Rescue Building, to be paid from PILT property improvement funds.  Carried.

POWER COUNTY EXTENSION DEPARTMENT – VEHICLE REPAIRS:  Following discussions with Power County Extension Agent Reed Findlay, the Commissioners agreed that any cost to repair Power County’s 2005 Sierra 1500 4×4 pickup which exceeds the amount budgeted for the extension department, will be paid from Current Expense Contingency funds.

POWER COUNTY AIRPORT BOARD:  Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to appoint Shan Anderson to serve a term of three (3) years on the Power County Airport Board (January, 2017).  Carried.

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

COMMISSIONER AGENDA – MAY:  Following review of calendar, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright to conduct regular meetings in May on the 12th and 27th, 2014.  Carried.

FISCAL YEAR 2015 – BUDGET REQUEST HEARINGS:  Following a review of the calendar, the Commissioner agreed to schedule fiscal year 2015 budget request hearings for June 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th, 2014.

FISCAL YEAR 2015 BUDGET – PUBLIC HEARING (I.C. #63-802(A):  Pursuant to I.C. #63-802(A), it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to schedule Power County’s fiscal year 2015 public budget hearing for Monday, August 25th, 2014, at 5:30 p.m., in the Commissioners’ meeting room at the Power County Courthouse.  Carried.

FISCAL YEAR 2015 BUDGET – CLERK’S TIMELINE:  Power County Clerk Chris Steinlicht presented the Commissioners with the Clerk’s timeline to finalize Power County’s fiscal year 2015 budget.

POWER COUNTY WEB PAGE – RAVE COMMUNICATIONS:  The Commissioners then discussed the changes needed to the Power County Web page and agreed to schedule Mike Jones d/b/a Rave Communications to meet with the Power County Elected Officials and Department Heads on Monday, May 12th, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. and further consideration of this matter was tabled until that time.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – GREAT RIFT BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT (MAGNIDA PROJECT):  The Commissioners reviewed the comments submitted to the Idaho Department of Environmental quality on the Magnida application for an air quality permit.  Commissioner Funk reported that he had attended a meeting on Saturday, April 19th, 2014, hosted by Great Rift Business Development, at which time it was reported by Magnida representatives that the concerns expressed by ConAgra had been addressed and that the project is progressing as anticipated.

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 2:30 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 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 #2013-124-I:  Following a request for reconsideration, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to sustain the Board’s previous denial of indigent medical application #2013-124-I.   Carried.

INDIGENT CASE #2014-041-I:  Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to deny indigent medical application #2014-041-I, since applicant is not a resident of Power County as provided by I.C. #31-3506 and I.C. #31-3502(22).  Carried.

POWER COUNTY WEED DEPARTMENT – IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (FY 2014 FEDERAL/STATE COST SHARE GRANT):  Following discussion with Power County Weed Department Supervisor Curtis Munk, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve and execute the Cooperative Weed Management Area Disbursement Agreement between Power County and the Idaho State Department of Agriculture for State cost share grant funds during fiscal year 2014.  Carried.

POWER COUNTY AIRPORT – IDAHO COUNTIES RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (ICRMP):  Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve and execute the General Aviation Airport Liability Application with the Idaho Counties Risk Management Program (ICRMP) for the period October 1st, 2014, through September 30th, 2015.  Carried.

POWER COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS – TABLE MOUNTAIN REPEATER SITE (CLARK WIRELESS – CO-LOCATION AGREEMENT):  Following discussion with Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen, the Commissioner agreed to remove this matter as an agenda item unless and until Clark Wireless makes a further request for co-location capability at the Table Mountain Repeater Site.

POWER COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY – POWER COUNTY CODE (TITLE 5, CHAPTER 7 – ANIMALS AT LARGE:  Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to review Chapter 7, Title 5, Power County Code entitled “Animals at Large”.  At the outset, Prosecutor Petersen reported that he is working on an ordinance to amend Chapter 7 to reclassify a portion of those offenses to infractions.  Following discussion, the Commissioners suggested that Prosecutor Petersen provide the Board with a copy of his proposed ordinance and further consideration of this matter was tabled until April 28th, 2014.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – CITY/COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGREEMENT:  Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to report that he has made initial contact with City of American Falls Police Chief Brandon Wilkinson to negotiate renewal of the Cooperative Agreement between Power County and the City of American Falls for certain law enforcement and dispatch services during Power County fiscal year 2015.  Following discussion, the Commissioners and Sheriff Jeffries agreed that further negotiations should include the Board of Commissioners and the American Falls City Council; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until April 28th, 2014.

IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF PARKS & RECREATION – MARINE PATROL GRANT (POWER COUNTY SHERIFF):  Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to authorize Power County Clerk Chris Steinlicht to adjust the Power County Sheriff’s fiscal year 2014 grant expenditure lines in the Justice and Waterways Funds to correspond with the Idaho Department of Parks & Recreation’s boat grant allocation.  Carried.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – POWER COUNTY BUILDING & GROUNDS (JOHNSON STREET PROPERTY – BOAT SHED):  Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to present quotes to repair the roof at Power County’s Johnson Street property where the Marine Patrol boat is currently being stored, which was damaged during the most recent severe wind storm.  Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed that this matter should be referred to Idaho Counties Risk Management Program for consideration under Power County’s insurance policy.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – COURT ORDERED RESTITUTION:  Following discussion with Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to authorize Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht to add the “Sheriff’s Restitution Trust” to the Power County Chart of Accounts and to deposit all future restitution payable to the Power County Sheriff in said trust account.  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 following roll call vote was taken at 4:30 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 4:50 p.m.:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried.

Adjourned.

RON FUNK, Commissioner

CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk

POWER COUNTY

COMMISSIONER MINUTES

The Board of Power County Commissioners met in special session on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014.  Present were Commissioners Ron Funk, Chairman, Delane Anderson and Norman Wright.  Also present was Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht.

POWER COUNTY ELECTED OFFICIALS/DEPARTMENT HEADS MEETING:  Commissioner Funk announced that it was the date and time scheduled for the Power County Elected Officials and Department heads meeting.  Present were the following individuals:

Douglas Glascock – Assessor

Deanna Curry – Treasurer

Jim Jeffries – Sheriff

Ryan Petersen – Prosecuting Attorney

Mark Rose – Coroner

Reed Findlay – Extension Department

Connie Shepherd – Juvenile Probation Department

Di Jones – Ambulance/Disaster Services

2014 LEGISLATIVE SESSION:  Patrick Sullivan of Sullivan & Reberger met with the Power County Elected Officials and Department Heads to discuss the 2014 Legislative Session and legislative issues pertinent to Power County.

Adjourned.

RON FUNK, Chairman

CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk

POWER COUNTY

COMMISSIONER MINUTES

The Board of Power County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, April 28th, 2014.  Present were Commissioners Ron Funk, Chairman, Delane Anderson and Norman Wright.  Also present were Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht and Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen.

COMMISSIONER AGENDA (I.C. #67-2343):  Following a review of I.C. #67-2343, and good cause appearing therefore, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to amend the April 28th, 2014, Commissioner Agenda to include the following item:

Junior College – Certificate of Residency

Carried.

IDAHO EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION  (IECC)  – NEXT GENERATION 911:  Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to review the letter dated April 21st, 2014, from the Idaho Emergency Communications Commission requesting assistance in the formation of a statewide “Next Generation 911″ working task force to transition emergency calling beyond the traditional voice 911 system.  Specifically, IECC is requesting that each County place two people on a regional committee and then that multi-county committee would nominate two people from their respective group to represent them at the IECC meetings.  Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to appoint Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries and Commissioner Delane Anderson to represent Power County on the regional Next Generation 911 committee.  Carried.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – CITY OF AMERICAN FALLS LAW ENFORCEMENT AGREEMENT (DISPATCH):  Commissioner Funk reported that he had met with American Falls Mayor Marc Beitia to review the Cooperative Agreement for law enforcement and dispatch services which is scheduled to expire on September 30th, 2014.  Commissioner Funk then reported that the City of American Falls has submitted their “preferred options” for renewal of the law enforcement agreement and presented a copy of those options for the Board’s consideration.  Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to table further discussion of this matter until May 12th, 2014.

POWER COUNTY 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.

ENTRADA – ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE:  Following discussion with Power County Ambulance District Director Di Jones, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the Power County Ambulance District’s accounts receivable report for the period ending March 31st, 2014, in the amount of $47,093.00, including any write-off’s and adjustments.  Carried.

AMERICAN FALLS RURAL FIRE DISTRICT – GENERATOR ACCESS:  Following discussion with Power County Ambulance District Director, Di Jones, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to authorize Ms. Jones to negotiate access by the Power County Ambulance District to the backup generator on-site at the American Falls Fire Department.  Carried.  Following further discussion, Ms. Jones agreed to report to the Commissioners on Monday, May 12th, 2014.

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

POWER COUNTY JUVENILE PROBATION DEPARTMENT – IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE (FISCAL YEAR 2015 PROJECTED REVENUE REPORT):  Power County Juvenile Probation Department Supervisor Connie Shepherd appeared before the Commissioners with Lennart Nivegard of the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections, to present IDJC’s anticipated funding to the Power County Juvenile Probation Department during Fiscal Year 2015.  Following further discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve and execute the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Program’s “Intent To Use Allocation” to operate a Parent Project program in Power County during Fiscal Year 2015 in the amount of $3,200, with matching funds of $365.  Carried.

EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345)(1)(b):  Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to move into executive session pursuant to I.C. #67-2345(1)(b) to consider the evaluation, dismissal or disciplining of, or to hear complaints or charges brought against, a public officer, employee or staff member.  Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken at 10:25 a.m.:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried.  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 at 10:30 a.m.:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried.

POWER COUNTY ADULT MISDEMEANOR PROBATION – WADE DISHION D/B/A DISHION ENTERPRISES, INC.:  Wade Dishion d/b/a Dishion Enterprises, Inc., appeared before the Commissioners to present his Misdemeanor Probation Surveys and statistical information for the month of March, 2014.

POWER COUNTY COURTHOUSE – MICROWAVE:  Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to authorize the purchase of a new microwave oven for the Courthouse kitchen area, in an amount not to exceed $100.00.  Carried.

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

THREE RIVERS RESOURCE, CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT:  Commissioner Wright reported that he attended the most recent meeting of the Three Rivers Resource, Conservation & Development.  Three Rivers RC&D has experienced recent budget cuts that will have a significant impact on their ability to provide services unless Counties’ due are increased during fiscal year 2015.  Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to review this matter further during the fiscal year 2015 budget process.

POWER COUNTY TREASURER – POWER COUNTY INVESTMENT COMMITTEE:  Power County Treasurer Deanna Curry and the Board of Power County Commissioners met as the Power County Investment Committee pursuant to Title 2, Chapter 5, of the Power County Code.   Also present from Wells Fargo Bank were Tyson Kunz, Business Relationships Manager, and American Falls Branch representative Jeff Nunez, who reported that Business Elite credit cards are being processed for several Power County offices and department.  Following further discussion, the Investment Committee agreed that no changes to Power County’s current investments will be made during the balance of fiscal year 2014.

POWER COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER CONTRACT – 2014 LEGISLATIVE SESSION  (HO542):  The Commissioners reviewed House Bill 542 regarding public defender services at the County level, which passed the 2014 Legislative Session.  The Commissioners contacted Idaho Association of Counties Executive Director Dan Chadwick by telephone to discuss options available to Power County that would also comply with the new law.  The Commissioners then contacted Oneida County Commissioners by telephone to discuss a possible Joint Powers Agreement to provide public defender services.  Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to meet directly with the Oneida County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. at the Oneida County Courthouse; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until that time.

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

Current Expense $  8,469.45

Ambulance District 1,840.36

District Court 2,329.78

Justice Fund 7,481.15

Misdemeanor

Probation/Drug Court 806.69

Indigent 1,825.25

Revaluation 10,199.00

Solid Waste 1,355.18

Weeds 32.62

Waterways 29.88

PILT 1,055.83

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION (I.C. #63-501):  The Board of Power County Commissioners then met as a Board of Equalization pursuant to I.C. #63-501.  There being no business to come before the Board, the Power County Board of Equalization recessed until May 27th, 2014.

POWER COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY – CHAPTER 7, TITLE 5, COUNTY CODE (ANIMALS AT LARGE):  Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners with Power County Rancher Lamar Isaak to review Chapter 7, Title 5 of the Power County Code regarding Animals at Large.  At the outset, Prosecutor Petersen presented his written outline of the current Animals at Large Ordinance.  Mr. Isaak then addressed his concerns with the recent citations issued by the Power County Sheriff’s office and subsequently dismissed by the Prosecuting Attorney.  Following the opportunity for public input, the Commissioners suggested that Prosecuting Attorney Petersen prepare and submit a proposed draft ordinance for the Board’s consideration; accordingly, further discussion of this matter will be tabled until receipt of a draft proposal.

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 3:15 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 3:25 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 #2013-149-I:  Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve indigent medical application #2013-149-I.  Carried.

SOUTHEASTERN IDAHO PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT – FISCAL YEAR 2015 BUDGET REQUEST:  Maggie Mann, Executive Director of the Southeastern Idaho Public Health District, appeared before the Commissioners with financial officer Kim Gaskill and Board member Ken Estep, to present their Fiscal Year 2015 budget request in the amount of $63,593, which is 3.21% increase over the Fiscal Year 2014 allocation.  Director Mann then reported that the Southeastern Idaho Public Health District’s annual budget hearing is scheduled for May 15th, 2014, in Preston, Idaho.

POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS – DOCTORS CLINIC REMODEL (SOUTHEASTERN IDAHO PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT):  Following discussion with Power County Buildings & Grounds Supervisor Gary Thomsen, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the quote submitted by Blind Obsession to install new blinds at the Southeastern Idaho Public Health District office located in the Doctors Clinic, in the amount of $949.48.  Carried.

POWER COUNTY CLERK – QUARTERLY REPORT (I.C. #31-1611):  Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht appeared before the Commissioners pursuant to I.C. #31-1611 to present her financial report for the quarter ending March 31st, 2014.  Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the Clerk’s Quarterly Financial Report as presented.  Carried.

POWER COUNTY CLERK/TREASURER – JOINT QUARTERLY REPORT (I.C. #31-2306):  Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht and Power County Treasurer Deanna Curry appeared before the Commissioners pursuant to I.C. #31-2306 to present their joint quarterly report for the period ending March 31st, 2014.  Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the Clerk/Treasurer Joint Quarterly Report as presented.  Carried.

POWER COUNTY TREASURER – MONTHLY REPORT (I.C. #31-2113):  Power County Treasurer Deanna Curry appeared before the Commissioners to present her Statement of Treasurer’s Cash for the month ending March 31st, 2014.  Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the Treasurer’s Report as presented.  Carried.

POWER COUNTY TREASURER – COMPUTER ARTS, INC. (PROPERTY TAX SYSTEM):  Power County Treasurer Deanna Curry appeared before the Commissioners to present a copy of the letter she received from Computer Arts, Inc., dated April 4th, 2014, regarding Power County’s property tax system and the possibility that annual maintenance fees for this system may need to be increased in order to continue to provide the system and support at the current levels.  Following discussion, the Commissioners and Treasurer Curry agreed to review this matter further during the Fiscal Year 2015 budget process.

Adjourned.

RON FUNK, Commissioner

CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk

POWER COUNTY

COMMISSIONER MINUTES

The Board of Power County Commissioners met in special session joint session with the Board of Oneida County Commissioners at the Oneida County Courthouse, Malad, Idaho, on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014.  Present were Power County Commissioners Ron Funk, Chairman, Delane Anderson and Norman Wright.  Also present was Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht.

ONEIDA COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS – PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICES (2014 LEGISLATIVE SESSION – HOUSE BILL #542):  Oneida County Commissioners Max Firth, Chairman, Dale Tubbs and Shellee Smith met with the Board of Power County Commissioners to review House Bill #542 regarding public defender services, which passed during the 2014 Legislative Session.  Also present was Oneida County Clerk Lon Colton.  At the outset, Power County Clerk Steinlicht presented a copy of the initial Clerk’s proposed budget for public defender services beginning October 1st, 2014.  Following telephone discussions with Idaho Association of Counties Executive Director Dan Chadwick and Bannock County Commissioner Howard Manwaring, the Commissioners agreed to review this matter further during the fiscal year 2015 budget process.

Adjourned.

RON FUNK, Chairman

CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk

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