Power County Commission minutes for June

Published in The Power County Press July 23, 2014.

POWER COUNTY

COMMISSIONER MINUTES

The Board of Power County Commissioners met in special session on Monday, June 2nd, 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 June 2nd, 2014, Commissioner Agenda to include the following items:

Power County Sheriff – City of American Falls (Cooperative Agreement)

Power County Indigent Services – Indigent Medical Applications

Carried.

POWER COUNTY FAIRBOARD: Power County Fairboard Chairman Bill Schroeder appeared before the Commissioners to discuss his Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request. Also present was Power County Agricultural Extension Agent Reed Findlay.

POWER COUNTY EXTENSION DEPARTMENT: Power County Agricultural Extension Agent Reed Findlay appeared before the Commissioners to discuss his Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request.

POWER COUNTY BUILDING & GROUNDS: Power County’s contracted Building & Supervisor Gary Thomson appeared before the Commissioners to review his Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request and to discuss property improvement projects that may need to be considered during Fiscal Year 2015.

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 10:30 a.m.:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried. The Commissioners reconvened at 10:45 a.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 CORONER: Power County Coroner Mark Rose appeared before the Commissioners to discuss his Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request.

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 10:35 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 at 10:45 a.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 Wright, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve the supplemental findings presented in Indigent Case #2014-013-I. Carried.

POWER COUNTY WATERWAYS BOARD: Power County Waterways Board Chairman Ron Anderson appeared before the Commissioners to discuss his FY 2015 budget request.

POWER COUNTY SEARCH & RESCUE: Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to discuss the Fiscal Year 2015 budget request submitted by Power County Search & Rescue Commander Ron Stilwell.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF: Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioner to discuss his Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request for the Power County Sheriff’s Office and related departments.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – CITY OF AMERICAN FALLS (COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT RE: LAW ENFORCEMENT): Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries 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 Funk reported that his negotiations with American Falls Mayor Marc Beitia remain ongoing; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until June 23rd, 2014.

POWER COUNTY DISTRICT COURT FUND: Sixth District Administrative Judge Stephen Dunn appeared before the Commissioners with Power County Magistrate Judge Paul Laggis and Trial Court Administrator Suzanne Johnson to review the Fiscal Year 2015 budget request for the District Court Fund.

Adjourned.

RON FUNK, Chairman

CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk

POWER COUNTY

COMMISSIONER MINUTES

The Board of Power County Commissioners met in special session on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014. Present were Commissioner Ron Funk, Chairman, Delane Anderson and Norman Wright. Also present was Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht.

POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION & LANDFILL (SOLID WASTE): Power County Transfer Station & Landfill Supervisor Craig Heward appeared before the Commissioners to discuss his Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request.

POWER COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – GREAT RIFT BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT (IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE GRANT): Great Rift Business Development Professional Kristen Jensen appeared before the Commissioners to discuss her Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request.

POWER COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER: Power County’s contract public defender, Robert Eldredge appeared before the Commissioners to discuss extension of the current Public Defender Services Contract, which is scheduled to expire on September 30th, 2014. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to refer this matter to Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen, and request that a one-year extension agreement be prepared for the Commissioners consideration; accordingly, further discussion of this matter was tabled until June 23rd, 2014.

POWER COUNTY COMMUNITY EDUCATION – ESCALARA, INC. (ADULT SPANISH GED CLASS): Escalara Director Rudy Pena appeared before the Board of Power County Commissioners to discuss his Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request to operate an adult Spanish GED class in Power County.

POWER COUNTY SNOWMOBILE BOARD: The Commissioners then reviewed the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request submitted by the Power County Snowmobile Board.

POWER COUNTY TREASURER: Power County Treasurer Deanna Curry appeared before the Commissioners to review her FY 2015 budget request.

POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS – POWER COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT (PHYSICAL THERAPY BUILDINGS): Power County Hospital Administrator Dallas Clinger appeared before the Commissioners to discuss the Physical Therapy modular building that is currently situated on County property, and to review the proposed Lease Agreement prepared by Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen. Following discussion, the Commissioner and Mr. Clinger agreed to review the proposed changes and further consideration of this matter was tabled until June 23rd, 2014.

POWER COUNTY INDIGENT SERVICES: Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht and Chief Deputy Clerk Linda Annen appeared before the Commissioners to review their Fiscal Year 2015 budget request for indigent services.

POWER COUNTY CLERK: Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht appeared before the Commissioners to discuss her Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request for the Power County Clerk’s Office and related departments.

RON FUNK, Chairman

CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk

POWER COUNTY

COMMISSIONER MINUTES

The Board of Power County Commissioners met in special session on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014. Present were Commissioners Ron Funk, Chairman, Delane Anderson and Norman Wright. Also present was Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht.

POWER COUNTY WEED DEPARTMENT: Power County Weed Department Supervisor Curtis Munk appeared before the Commissioners to discuss his Fiscal Year 2015 budget request for weed department and cloud seeding operation.

POWER COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY: Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to discuss his Fiscal Year 2015 budget request.

POWER COUNTY BUILDING DEPARTMENT/PLANNING & ZONING: Power County Building Administrator Robert Steinlicht appeared before the Commissioners to discuss his Fiscal Year 2015 budget request.

POWER COUNTY SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER: The Commissioners then reviewed the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request submitted by John St. Vincent of the Power County Senior Citizens Center Board.

POWER COUNTY ASSESSOR: Power County Assessor Douglas Glascock appeared before the Commissioners to discuss his Fiscal Year 2015 budget request for the Assessor’s Office and Revaluation.

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 2:55 p.m.:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried. The Commissioners reconvened at 3:20 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 EMPLOYEE MEDICAL BENEFIT PLAN (GEM PLAN): Grayden Staley and Tim Marks of Mutual Insurance Company appeared before the Commissioners to discuss the Power County employees’ medical benefit plan through Gem Plan during Fiscal Year 2015.

POWER COUNTY VETERAN SERVICE OFFICER: Power County’s Veteran Service Officer Sheldon Kovarksy appeared before the Commissioners via speaker telephone to discuss his Fiscal Year 2015 budget request.

Adjourned.

RON FUNK, Chairman

CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk

POWER COUNTY

COMMISSIONER MINUTES

The Board of Power County Commissioners met in special session on Thursday, June 5th, 2014. Present were Commissioners Ron Funk, Chairman, Delane Anderson and Norman Wright. Also present was Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht.

POWER COUNTY JUVENILE PROBATION DEPARTMENT: Power County Juvenile Probation Department Supervisor Connie Shepherd appeared before the Commissioners to discuss her Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request.

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 following roll call vote was taken at 9:20 a.m.:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried. The Commissioner reconvened at 9:35 o’clock a.m., at which time it was 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:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried.

POWER COUNTY DISASTER SERVICES: Power County Disaster Services Director Di Jones appeared before the Commissioners to discuss her Fiscal Year 2015 budget request.

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.

AMBULANCE: Power County Ambulance District Director Di Jones appeared before the Commissioners to discuss her Fiscal Year 2015 budget request for the Power County Ambulance District.

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.

GERALD FEHRINGER YOUTH CENTER: Gerald Fehringer Youth Center Board members Bob Schreiber and Bill Lasley appeared before the Commissioners to discuss their Fiscal Year 2015 budget request.

POWER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY/MUSEUM: Power County Historical/Museum Board member Ken Estep appeared before the Commissioners via telephone to discuss his Fiscal Year 2015 budget request to maintain and operate the Power County Historical Museum.

POWER COUNTY AIRPORT: Power County Airport Manager Stan Bearup appeared before the Commissioners to discuss his Fiscal Year 2015 budget request to operate and maintain the Power County Airport.

POWER COUNTY WOMEN’S ADVOCACY PROGRAM: Ann Wheeler and Kathy Koompin of the Power County Women and Victim Advocacy Program appeared before the Commissioners to discuss their Fiscal Year 2015 budget request.

SOUTHEAST IDAHO COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY (SEICAA): Debra Hemmert, Julia Campbell and Blanca Mendez of the Southeast Idaho Community Action Agency appeared before the Commissioners to present a copy of their annual report and to review their Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request.

POWER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS – FISCAL YEAR 2015 BUDGET: The Board of Power County Commissioners then reviewed and discussed all remaining Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Requests. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to schedule a budget work session for Monday, June 9th, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. and further consideration of this matter was tabled until that time.

Adjourned.

RON FUNK, Chairman

CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk

POWER COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS MINUTES

The Board of Power County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, June 9th, 2014. Present were Commissioners Ron Funk, Chairman, Delane Anderson and Norman Wright. Also present was Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht.

COMMISSIONER MINUTES: Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve the Power County Commissioner Minutes for May 12th and 27th, 2014, as presented. Carried.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – JAIL REMODEL: Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to report that he will be meeting with Gary Ferguson d/b/a BGM Builders later today to discuss the installation of a sloped floor with a proper drainage system in the recreation area of the Power County Jail, and to install a threshold under the current exterior door to that area. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to table further consideration of this matter until June 23rd, 2014.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – COURTHOUSE SECURITY (CARD LOCK SYSTEM): Following discussion with Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries, the Commissioners agreed to table further consideration of this matter until June 23rd, 2014.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – FISCAL YEAR 2015 BUDGET REQUEST: Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to review his amended fiscal year 2015 budget request for the Power County Sheriff’s Office and jail.

IDAHO ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES – WEBINAR (JUNE): Power County Clerk Chris Steinlicht reported that the Idaho Association of Counties webinar for June is scheduled on Wednesday, the 18th, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. and is entitled “Governmental Financial Reporting – HO560″.

POWER COUNTY DISASTER SERVICES – 2013 HSGP AMENDED AWARD (HOMELAND SECURITY GRANTS): 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 2013 Homeland Security Grant Program Amended Award as presented. Carried.

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

POWER COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS – IRRIGATION PUMP REPAIRS: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the quote submitted by Pumpco in the amount of $13,872.50 to rebuild the irrigation pump at the Power County Fairgrounds, to be paid from PILT property improvements. Carried.

POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION & LANDFILL – CASCADE EARTH SCIENCES (GROUND WATER MONITORING SERVICES): Following discussion with Kerry Anne Pritchett of Cascade Earth Science, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve and execute the Landfill Groundwater Monitoring Services Agreement for the period October 1st, 2014, through September 30th, 2019. Carried.

POWER COUNTY ABATEMENT DISTRICT: Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to recess as Power County Board of Commissioners and reconvene as Power County Abatement District Board. Carried.

POWER COUNTY MOSQUITO ABATEMENT: Tim Bennett and Justin Huse of Vector Disease Control, Inc., appeared before the Commissioners to present their Mosquito Surveillance and Control Report for Power County for the months of April and May, 2014.

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

IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY – SEMI-ANNUAL REPORT: Bruce Olenick of the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality appeared before the Commissioners via speaker telephone to discuss the status of environmental quality issues pertinent to Power County.

POWER COUNTY BUILDING & GROUNDS – PARKING LOT REPAVE: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the quote submitted by Eagle Rock Excavation in the amount of $17,940, to repair, extend and repave the alley and parking areas adjacent to the Power County Courthouse, to be paid from PILT property improvements. Carried.

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

Current Expense $ 20,738.71

Ambulance District 1,661.52

Abatement District 16,060.00

District Court 3,543.06

Justice Fund 20,567.08

Misdemeanor Probation/

Drug Court 346.88

Enhanced 911 Services 1,678.60

Elections 102.68

Indigent 1,187.00

Revaluation 1,289.59

Solid Waste 10,528.00

Weeds 806.83

Waterways 1,659.05

PILT 24,506.50

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

Adjourned.

RON FUNK, Chairman

CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk

POWER COUNTY

COMMISSIONER MINUTES

The Board of Power County Commissioners met in special session on Monday, June 16th, 2014. Present were Commissioners Ron Funk, Chairman, Delane Anderson and Norman Wright. Also present was Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht.

POWER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS – FISCAL YEAR 2015 BUDGET: The Board of Power County Commissioners then reviewed and discussed all remaining Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Requests submitted by each office, department or agency. Following the budget work session, Power County Clerk Chris Steinlicht advised the Commissioners that, pursuant to #31-1603, her proposed budget for fiscal year 2015 will be filed with the Board on Monday, July 14th, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., and this matter was tabled until that time.

Adjourned.

RON FUNK, Chairman

CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk

POWER COUNTY

COMMISSIONER MINUTES

The Board of Power County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, June 23rd, 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 Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to amend the June 23rd, 2014, Commissioner Agenda to include the following items:

Power County Building & Grounds – Parking Lot Repave (Amended Quote)

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

Carried.

POWER COUNTY BUILDING & GROUNDS – DOCTORS CLINIC (SOUTHEASTERN IDAHO PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT REMODEL): Lee Dille d/b/a Design Places, PLLC, appeared before the Commissioners to present his monthly architect’s report. Mr. Dille reported that the project is now nearly complete and that he will be giving his final report to the Board of Commissioners on Monday, July 28th, 2014.

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.

ENTRADA – ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the Power County Ambulance District’s accounts receivable report for the period ending May 31st, 2014, in the amount of $63,036.05, including any write-off’s and adjustments. Carried.

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

IDAHO ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES – WEBINAR (JUNE): Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht reported that the Idaho Association of Counties webinar for July is scheduled on Wednesday, the 9th, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. and is entitled “Public Defense Reform Interim Committee”.

FISCAL YEAR 2014 – AUTHORIZED FUND TRANSFERS: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the following budgeted fiscal year 2014 fund transfer:

$13,830 from District Court Fund to PILT Fund

(Video Arraignment System Reimbursement)

Carried.

POWER COUNTY WEED DEPARTMENT – SPRAY TRUCK: Power County Weed Department Supervisor Curtis Munk appeared before the Commissioners to discuss the quotes he obtained to purchase a new spray truck for the Weed Department. Also present via speaker telephone was Troy Brazelton d/b/a ABC Auto, who presented his proposal to repair the current spray truck in an amount not to exceed $350. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to accept the proposal submitted by ABC Auto to repair the 1997 Ford F350 1-ton spray truck as presented. Carried. Following further discussion, the Commissioner agreed to table further consideration of this matter until July 14th, 2014.

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

POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION & LANDFILL – SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL CONTRACT (ENVIROUSA): Power County Transfer Station & Landfill Supervisor Craig Heward appeared before the Commissioners to review the Agreement for disposal of solid waste between Power County and EnviroUSA, which expires September 30th, 2014. At the outset, Commissioner Wright reported that he will be meeting with Craig Heward and Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen to prepare an appropriate “Request for Proposals” for future solid waste disposal services; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until July 14th, 2014.

POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION & LANDFILL – TRANSFER STATION (ROOF REPAIRS): Power County Transfer Station & Landfill Supervisor Craig Heward appeared before the Commissioners to present a quote from Smith Roofing, LLC, in the amount of $22,422 to repair the existing roof at the Power County Transfer Station. Following discussion, the Commissioners suggested that Mr. Heward obtain additional quotes; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until July 14th, 2014.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – CITY OF AMERICAN FALLS (COOPERATIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGREEMENT): Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries and Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to review the Cooperative Law Enforcement Agreement between Power County and the City of American Falls. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve and execute the Cooperative Agreement as presented to provide the City of American Falls with dispatch and other law enforcement services during Fiscal Years 2015, 2016 and 2017, at fixed annual rate of $53,000. Carried.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – COMMUNICATIONS (ADA COUNTY MASTER SITE – MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS SYSTEM UPGRADE AGREEMENT): Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to discuss the proposed System Upgrade Agreement between Power County and Motorola Solutions to provide periodic technology upgrades to the State of Idaho Master Communication Site in Meridian, Idaho, including Power County’s entire ASTRO 700 MHz LMR network. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to schedule a meeting with Keith Cook at Motorola Solutions on Monday, July 28th, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. to discuss the details of the proposed agreement; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until that time.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – JAIL REMODEL: Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to report that he had met recently with Gary Ferguson d/b/a BGM Builders, to discuss replacing the floor in the outdoor recreation area at the Power County Jail. Sheriff Jeffries further reported that only half of the concrete floor in the recreation area would need to be removed and replaced to correct the drainage problems. Following further discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the quotes submitted by Lonnie Leslie painting in the total amount of $6,280 to complete the painting projects at the Power County Sheriff’s office, with $1,690 to be paid from PILT Jail Remodel and the balance to be paid from PILT Property Improvements. Carried.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – COURTHOUSE SECURITY (CARD LOCK SYSTEM): Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to report that IdentiSys, Inc., has not yet provided him with any cost estimate or quote to install a card lock system at the Power County Courthouse, and requested that this matter be removed as an agenda item unless and until a proposal has been submitted to the Power County Sheriff’s Office.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – ROCKLAND FIRE DISTRICT: Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries and Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to review the proposed Rockland Valley Inter-agency Fire Group Memorandum of Understanding to provide fire suppression services in areas just outside of the Rockland Fire District. Following discussion, Sheriff Jeffries agreed to investigate how other County Sheriff Offices are handing fire suppression needs outside of fire district boundaries; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until July 28th, 2014.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – SPECIAL ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY (SAUSA): Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries and Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to review the “Proposal for Statewide Implementation” of the SAUSA Project in Northern and Eastern Idaho, through which SAUSA would work closely with local and federal law enforcement partners to prosecute offenders in federal court, rather than state court, thereby sending those convicted to federal prison instead of an Idaho Correctional facility. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to take a “neutral position” on the proposed SAUSA Project Implementation at this time. Carried.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – DRUG ASSET FORFEITURE (REAL PROPERTY): Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries and Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to report that they have commenced a drug forfeiture action against certain real property within Power County, and agreed to keep the Board of Commissioners advised as that process proceeds.

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

Current Expense $ 15,258.87

Ambulance District 1,549.99

District Court 15,132.04

Justice Fund 19,619.18

Misdemeanor Probation/

Drug Court 178.31

Enhanced 911 Services 208.31

Elections 83.70

Indigent Services 406.95

Junior College 3,100.00

Solid Waste 22,229.27

Weeds 1,033.15

Waterways 179.36

PILT 11,631.87

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION (I.C. #63-501): The Board of Commissioners then met as the Power County Board of Equalization pursuant to I.C. #63-501.

RURAL SUBDIVISION VALUES: Power County Deputy Assessor Donna Thornton appeared before the Commissioners to present the Assessor’s report of Rural Subdivisions within Power County that have been allowed to maintain agricultural tax value pursuant to I.C. #63-602(k) until the initial improvement of building or infrastructure is commenced. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve and accept the Rural Subdivision/Agricultural Tax Value report as presented. Carried.

There being no further business to come before the Board, the Power County Board of Equalization recessed until July 14th, 2014.

POWER COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER – FISCAL YEAR 2015 CONTRACT EXTENSION: Following discussion with Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen, the Commissioners agreed to table further consideration of this matter until July 14th, 2014.

POWER COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT – LEASE AGREEMENT (PHYSICAL THERAPY TRAILER): Following discussion with Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve and execute the Lease Agreement between Power County and Power County Hospital District to lease the premises upon which the Hospital District’s Physical Therapy trailer is situated, commencing October 1st, 2014, and terminating September 30th, 2019, at an annual lease rate of $1,200. Carried.

SOUTHEAST IDAHO PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT – DOCTORS CLINIC (LEASE AGREEMENT): Following discussion with Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve and execute the Lease agreement between Power County and Southeastern Idaho Public Health District to lease a 2,314 square foot portion of the Doctors Clinic building, commencing October 1st, 2014, and terminating September 30th, 2024, at rate of $6.00 per square foot during fiscal years 2015 and 2016, with the rental rate reviewed every two years thereafter. Carried.

EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345): Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to move into executive session pursuant to I.C. #67-2345 to consider records that are exempt from disclosure pursuant to Chapter 3, Title 9, Idaho Code, specifically indigent medical applications. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken at 2:30 p.m.:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried. Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to adjourn from executive session at 2:45 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 #2014-83-I: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve Power County Indigent Case #2014-83-I. Carried.

INDIGENT CASE #2014-69-I: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to hold in suspension the Board’s initial determination to deny indigent medical application #2014-69-I as provided by I.C. #31-3505(C), since the sole basis for denial is that applicant may be eligible for another form of public assistance. Carried.

INDIGENT CASE #2014-75-I: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to deny indigent medical application #2014-75-I since applicant has other resources sufficient to pay medical expenses incurred as provided by I.C. #31-3502(25) and since applicant is not a resident of Power County as provided 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 #2014-61-I: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve indigent medical application #2014-61-I for medical services provided on April 29th, 2014 “to the point of stabilization” only, and to deny payment for any medical services provided after April 29th, 2014. Carried.

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

Ron Funk, Commissioner Chairman

Delane Anderson, Commissioner

Norm Wright, Commissioner

Christine Steinlicht, Clerk

Jennifer Rupp, Deputy Clerk

Donna Thornton, Deputy Assessor

Jim Jeffries, Sheriff

Kevin Ostler, Deputy Sheriff

Robert Steinlicht, Building Administrator

Connie Shepherd, Juvenile Probation Supervisor

Di Jones, Ambulance District/Disaster Services Director

Reed Findlay, Agriculture Extension Agent

Craig Heward, Transfer Station & Landfill Supervisor

RAVE COMMUNICATIONS – POWER COUNTY WEB PAGE: Greg Gunter and Michael Jones of Rave Communications met with the Power County elected officials and department heads to present the initial site map for a redesigned Power County Website, along with a proposed budget and production schedule. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the Power County Website redesign proposal in an amount not to exceed $20,000, with the understanding that the development costs will be paid from PILT Economic Development and training and support costs from PILT County Web Page. Carried.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – SURPLUS COUNTY PROPERTY (I.C. #31-801): Following discussion with Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to declare Power County Sheriff Deputy Mark Christensen’s County issued badge and firearm as surplus County property with a value of less than $250 to be donated to Deputy Christensen at his retirement on June 30th, 2014.

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 4:20 p.m.:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried. The Commissioner reconvened at 4:45 p.m., at which time it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to adjourn from executive session with the understanding that no decisions, determinations, actions, votes or final dispositions need be recorded as a result of this executive session. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried.

ESCALARA, INC. – ADULT SPANISH GED CLASS: Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed that since Escalara, Inc., has applied for and obtained Non-Profit 501(3)(c) status, the Power County Community Education Trust fund balance should be transferred to that Escalara on or before October 1st, 2014, to operate the adult Spanish GED class in Power County, with any future allocations from Power County to be distributed on a quarterly basis.

POWER COUNTY BUILDING & GROUNDS – PARKING LOT REPAVE: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve the amended quote submitted by Eagle Rock Excavation in the amount of $24,084 to repair, extend and repave the alley and parking areas adjacent to the Power County Courthouse, to be paid from PILT property improvements, which quote is $6,144 over the initial quote submitted on June 9th, 2014, in the amount of $17,940, and includes an additional 128 feet of paving in the alleyway between the Power County Courthouse and Annex. Carried.

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

Adjourned.

RON FUNK, Chairman

CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk

 

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