Power County minutes for September commission meetings

Power County minutes for September commission meetings
Published in The Power County Press Oct. 22, 2014.
POWER COUNTY
COMMISSIONER MINUTES
The Board of Power County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, September 8th, 2014. Present were Commissioners Ron Funk, Chairman, and Delane Anderson. Also present was Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht.
COMMISSIONER AGENDA (I.C. #67-2343): Following a review of I.C. #67-2343, and good cause appearing therefore, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to amend the September 8th, 2014, Commissioner Agenda to include the following items:
American Falls Rural Fire District – Extrication Agreement (Addendum)
Idaho Department of Transportation – Rural Transit Funding
Power County Transfer Station & Landfill – Rockland Dumpster Site
Carried.
AMERICAN FALLS RURAL FIRE DISTRICT – EXTRICATION AGREEMENT (ADDENDUM): Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve and execute the Agreement Addendum for extrication services between Power County and American Falls Rural Fire District prepared by Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen. Carried.
2014 CERTIFICATE OF COUNTY LEVIES (I.C. #63-803(3): The Commissioners reviewed the 2014 Certificate of County Levies calculated and prepared by Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve the 2014 Certificate of County Levies as presented. Carried. (Attached).
POWER COUNTY COMMISSIONER MINUTES: Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve the Power County Commissioner Minutes for August 1st, 11th, 14th and 25th, 2014, as presented. Carried.
POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION & LANDFILL – SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL CONTRACT (SNAKE RIVER DISPOSE-ALL): William and Jamie Jones d/b/a Snake River Dispose-All, Inc., appeared before the Commissioners to discuss the sealed bid they submitted for solid waste disposal in Power County during fiscal years 2014 and 2015. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve and accept the bid submitted by Snake River Dispose-All, Inc., with the following adjustments:
• Any and all recycling provisions will be removed from the final Contract.
• In the event that any container at any site is not dumped at least one (1) time per month, Snake River Dispose-All, Inc., will assess a $50 rental charge.
• The solid waste disposal agreement shall include an automatic renewal provision for additional one (1) year periods, unless either party gives sixty (60) days written notice.
Carried. Following further discussion, the Commissioners agreed to refer this matter to Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen with instructions that a proposed Solid Waste Disposal Agreement be prepared; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until September 22nd, 2014.
IDAHO ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES – WEBINAR (SEPTEMBER): Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht reported that the Idaho Association of Counties webinar for September is scheduled on Wednesday, the 10th, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. and is entitled “Public Defender Services”.
POWER COUNTY COMMISSIONER AGENDAS (OCTOBER, 2014): Following a review of the calendar, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to schedule regular Commissioner meetings in October, 2014, for the 14th and 27th. Carried.
POWER COUNTY PLANNING & ZONING BOARD – MEMBER COMPENSATION: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to increase Power County Planning & Zoning Board member compensation to $30 per meeting. Carried.
POWER COUNTY VETERAN SERVICE OFFICER: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to publish Power County’s veteran services contact information in the “service directory” portion of the Power County Press each and every week during fiscal year 2015. Carried.
JUNIOR COLLEGE – CERTIFICATES OF RESIDENCY: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve the Certificates of Residency as presented. Carried.
POWER COUNTY CORONER – PATHOLOGY AGREEMENT: Power County Coroner Mark Rose appeared before the Commissioners to review the Limited Pathology Services Agreement between Power County and Ada County prepared pursuant to Idaho Code #31-801, #31-808, #19-4301 and #19-4301B. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve and execute the Limited Pathology Services Agreement as presented. Carried.
POWER COUNTY ABATEMENT DISTRICT: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to recess as Power County Board of Commissioners and reconvene as Power County Abatement District Board. Carried.
VECTOR DISEASE CONTROL INTERNATIONAL, INC. – MOSQUITO ABATEMENT: Tim Bennett of Vector Disease Control International, Inc., appeared before the Commissioners to present the Mosquito Surveillance and Control Report for the month of August, 2014.
Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to recess as Power County Abatement District Board and reconvene as Power County Board of Commissioners. Carried.
POWER COUNTY SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER – PARKING LOT REPAVE (CITY OF AMERICAN FALLS): Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve the quote submitted by Michaelson Construction in the amount of $7,500 to repave seven parking spaces adjacent to the Power County Senior Citizens Center, to be paid from PILT property improvements. Carried.
POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION & LANDFILL – EASTERN IDAHO RECYCLING & SALVAGING (SCRAP METAL RECYCLING): Randy & Candy Moffit d/b/a Eastern Idaho Recycling & Salvaging appeared before the Commissioners to discuss recycling the scrap metal deposited at the Power County Transfer Station & Landfill’s satellite sites. Following discussion, Mr. Moffit agreed to make an on-site inspection at each satellite site and submit a proposal for scrap metal recycling to the Board of Power County Commissioners; accordingly, further consideration of this matter until September 22nd, 2014.
POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS – PARKING LOT REPAVE: Commissioner Anderson reported that he had recently reviewed the Power County parking areas repavement plan with John Isaak d/b/a Eagle Rock Excavation. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve the quote for “phase three” of the parking lot repave project submitted by Eagle Rock Construction in the amount of $24,962.25, to be paid from PILT property improvements. Carried.
POWER COUNTY ASSESSOR – GIS/MAPPING (DATA SALE): Power County Deputy Assessor Donna Thornton appeared before the Commissioners to discuss mapping and GIS data sales by the Power County Assessor’s Office. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to set a flat fee of $100 to purchase county-wide GIS data, with the understanding that this information will become available via the Power County Web Page as soon as possible. Carried.
FISCAL YEAR 2014 – SALARY WORKSHEET: The Commissioners reviewed the salary worksheet prepared by Power County Clerk Chris Steinlicht for fiscal year 2015. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve and execute the fiscal year 2015 salary worksheet as presented. Carried.
DROUGHT DISASTER DECLARATION (I.C #46-1008(2): Commissioner Funk reported that he has been in contact with Deb Duba of the Power County Farm Service Agency to discuss the highly unusual monsoonal moisture that blanketed a wide section of Power County during the entire month of August, 2014, which has caused severe sprout damage in the mature but unharvested grain crops and has caused, among other things, severely deteriorated quality and substantially below normal grain crop values. Following discussion and a review of I.C. #46-1008(2) and #46-601(a)(2), it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to immediately execute a “Disaster Declaration” proclaiming and declaring a state of extreme emergency within Power County, the nature of which is the occurrence and imminent threat of injury and loss of property arising from excessive moisture accumulations during August, 2014, and corresponding significant price differentials for a lower-valued grain commodity, causing severe economic hardship to the citizens of Power County, which Declaration shall continue in effect until further notice. Carried. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed that a copy of said Disaster Declaration will be provided to The Honorable Idaho Governor C L. “Butch” Otter and the Power County Farm Service Agency.
POWER COUNTY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE (UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO) – FISCAL YEAR 2015 BUDGET REQUEST CERTIFICATION: Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve and certify the fiscal year 2015 budget certification request to the University of Idaho for the Power County Cooperative Extension Service as presented. Carried.
POWER COUNTY FAIRBOARD: The Board of Power County Commissioners met in joint session via speaker telephone with the Power County Fairboard to discuss the 2014 Power County Fair, and particularly several complaints involving a food vendor. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to follow up with the Power County Fairboard in approximately sixty (60) days to discuss future concessionaires.
CLAIMS: Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve the claims as presented, amended and supplemented. Carried.
Current Expense $ 63,124.40
Ambulance District 7,353.90
Abatement District 16,060.00
District Court 7,028.90
Justice Fund 18,933.85
Misdemeanor Probation/
Drug Court 2,172.13
Enhanced 911 Services 1,514.51
Elections 1,000.00
Indigent Services 11,356.40
Revaluation 1,558.78
Solid Waste 6,255.78
Weeds 6,701.12
Waterways 52.22
PILT 13,640.10
POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS – DAVE ZIMMERMAN LEASE: Power County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Sargent appeared before the Commissioners to present a copy of the proposed specifications to offer lease of Power County’s 73.4 farmable acres located in Section 22, Township 7 South, Range 31 E.B.M. currently leased to Dave Zimmerman for open public bid. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve the specification as presented and to publish a “Call for Bids” in the September 24th and October 1st, 2014, editions of the Power County Press, with sealed bids to be accepted by the Power County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 10th, 2014, and bid opening scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014. Carried.
POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – COMMUNICATIONS (MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS AGREEMENT – STATE MASTER SITE): Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to further review the ASTRO 25 System Upgrade and Software Maintenance Agreements for Power County’s use of the master communications site in Meridian, Idaho. At the outset, Sheriff Jeffries reported Bannock County has agreed to pay one-half of the Motorola charges being assessed to Power County. Following discussion, the Commissioner and Sheriff Jeffries agreed to table further consideration of this matter until September 22nd, 2014.
POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS – SHERIFF’S OFFICE (PATROL OFFICER MEETING ROOM): Following discussion with Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the quote submitted to replace the carpet in the Power County Patrol Officers’ meeting room with commercial grade tile in the amount of $1,642. Carried.
CRYSTAL SUMMIT RECREATION AREA – POCATELLO PATHFINDERS SNOWMOBILE CLUB (MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING ADDENDUM): At the request of Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen, the Commissioners agreed to table further consideration of this matter until September 22nd, 2014.
POWER COUNTY AIRPORT – STAN BEARUP RENTAL AGREEMENT: Commissioner Anderson reported that he and Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen met recently with the Power County Airport Board to review job descriptions and previous contracts for Power County’s Airport Manager. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, that the Rental Agreement between Power County and Stan Bearup, which is scheduled to expire on September 30th, 2014, will not be renewed; and, further, that the aircraft fueling station project proposed at the Power County Airport will be cancelled, with the understanding that the $13,000 budget designated to install the fueling station be reallocated to the Power County General Fund. Carried.
IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION – POCATELLO URBAN TRANSIT (RURAL TRANSIT FUNDING): Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to submit a letter to the Idaho Department of Transportation Board opposing any funding cuts to transit services in rural Idaho, which could have profoundly negative effects on the mobility of citizens within Power County who depend on rural transit programs to travel between Power County and larger urban areas for specialized services. Carried.
POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION & LANDFILL – ROCKLAND DUMPSTER SITE (TREE/ BRUSH REMOVAL): Power County Transfer Station & Landfill Supervisor Craig Heward appeared before the Commissioners to discuss the tree and brush piles that are frequently delivered by area residents to the Rockland dumpster station, which is contrary to the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality standards for solid waste satellite sites. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to table further consideration of this matter until September 22nd, 2014.
POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION & LANDFILL – STATUS REPORT: Power County Transfer Station & Landfill Supervisor Craig Heward appeared before the Commissioners to present his quarterly report for Power County Transfer Station & Landfill.
POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION & LANDFILL – VENT QUOTES: Power County Transfer Station & Landfill Supervisor Craig Heward appeared before the Commissioners to discuss the installation of a ventilation system at the Power County Transfer Station to control excess dust, particulates and odor. Also present was Architect Keeven Shropshire of JHS Architects, Inc. Following discussion, Mr. Shropshire agreed to perform an on-site inspection of the transfer station and present a report to the Commissioners; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until September 22nd, 2014.
POWER COUNTY COURTHOUSE – REMODEL (JUDICIAL SECURITY AREA): Keeven Shropshire of JHS Architects, Inc., appeared before the Commissioners to discuss upgrading the secured area on the second floor of the Power County Courthouse to provide a more functional space for judicial services. Following discussion, Mr. Shropshire agreed to review the current and proposed floor plans and present a report to the Commissioners; accordingly, further consideration of this matter is tabled until September 22nd, 2014.
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 4:30 p.m.:
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Commissioner Wright – Absent
Carried. Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to adjourn from executive session at 4:45 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 – Ay
Commissioner Wright – Absent
Carried.
INDIGENT CASE #2014-115-I: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to deny indigent medical application #2014-115-I 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.
COMPUTER ARTS, INC – FISCAL YEAR 2015 CONTRACTS: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve and execute the annual software and support contracts between Power County and Computer Arts, Inc., for fiscal year 2015 as presented. Carried.
Adjourned.
RON FUNK, Chairman
CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk

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