Power County Commission minutes for October

Published in The Power County Press November, 12 2014.

POWER COUNTY

COMMISSIONER MINUTES

The Board of Power County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, October 14th, 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 October 14th, 2014, Commissioner Agenda to include the following items:

Power County Disaster Services – Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security

EMPG and SHSP Grant Award

Power County Guardianship Board – Board Appointment

Power County Community Education Trust – Adult

Spanish GED Class

Escalara, Inc.

Power County Airport – Vehicles & Equipment (Lawn Mower)

Carried.

POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS – FARM LEASE: Commissioner Funk announced that it was the date and time scheduled to open the sealed bids submitted to lease Power County’s 73.4 farmable acres located in Section 22, Township 7 South, Range 31 E.B.M. Also present was current Lessee David Zimmerman and Power County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Sargent. At the outset, Mr. Zimmerman reported that the specifications prepared for lease of the property may not have included pertinent information that should have been disclosed in order for a potential Lessor to prepare an appropriate bid. Following discussion with Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Sargent, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to accept and open the three sealed bids submitted. Following a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Nay

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried. Following further discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to accept and consider the untimely bid submitted by David Zimmerman on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried. Following discussion and a review of the four bids submitted, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to take this matter under advisement until October 17th, 2014. Carried.

GERALD FEHRINGER YOUTH CENTER: Gerald Fehringer Youth Center Board Chairman Robert Schreiber appeared before the Commissioner to request that that the Youth Center Board be allowed to install an additional sign at the back, east entrance door into the Youth Center, as well as place a neon “open” sign in a front window. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to authorize the Gerald Fehringer Youth Center Board to purchase and install a neon “open” sign to display in the window of the Youth Center, and to investigate putting an additional sign on the east entrance in to the building with Power County Building & Grounds supervisor Gary Thomsen. Carried.

POWER COUNTY DISASTER SERVICES – IDAHO BUREAU OF HOMELAND SECURITY (EMPG AND SHSP GRANT AWARD): Following discussion with Power County Disaster Services Director Di Jones, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve and execute the following:

• 2014 Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) 2014 Sub-Recipient Agreement in the amount of $11,691.30

• 2014 State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) 2014 Sub-Recipient Agreement in the amount of $23,455.75.

Carried.

POWER COUNTY COMMISSIONER MINUTES: Moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the Power County Commissioner Minutes for September 8th and 22nd, 2014, as presented. Carried.

POWER COUNTY BUILDING & GROUNDS – PARKING LOT REPAVE PROJECT: Commissioner Anderson reported that all three phases of the Courthouse area parking lot repave project have now been completed, other than the extended parking area near the east, rear security access door. Commissioner Anderson further reported that he and Power County Building & Grounds Supervisor Gary Thomsen had completed an inspection of the newly paved areas and found several defects, which have been marked for warranty repairs. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed that the extended parking area should be completed as soon as possible while weather permits; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until October 17th, 2014.

POWER COUNTY CLERK – FISCAL YEAR 2014 AUDIT (I.C. #31-1701 – DEATON & COMPANY): Power County Clerk & Auditor Christine Steinlicht appeared before the Commissioners to report that Power County Fiscal Year 2014 has been fully balanced and will be officially closed on October 21st, 2014; after which the initial audit information will be provided to Charles Clark and Brandi Young at Deaton & Company.

FISCAL YEAR 2015 – AUTHORIZED FUND TRANSFERS: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the following budgeted fiscal year 2015 fund transfers:

$7,200 from Current Expense (General) Fund to Sick Leave Bank Fund

$50,000 from Current Expense (General) Fund to Election Fund

Carried.

POWER COUNTY CLERK – ANNUAL VEHICLE MILEAGE REPORT: Power County Clerk Chris Steinlicht presented the Commissioner with a copy of Power County’s annual Vehicle & Equipment Mileage Report as of September 30th, 2014.

POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION/LANDFILL – ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE: Following discussion with Power County Clerk Chris Steinlicht, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the Power County Transfer Station & Landfill accounts receivable report dated September 30th, 2014, as presented, with the understanding that no write-offs or adjustments will be made. Carried.

POWER COUNTY CLERK – JURY SERVICE FEES (I.C. #2-215): Following discussion with Power County Clerk Chris Steinlicht and a review of I.C. #2-215, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to increase jury service fees to $25 for one-half day of service and $50 for each full day of service. Carried.

POWER COUNTY BUILDING & GROUNDS – POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION (BUILDING REPAIRS): Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve quote submitted by BGM Builders in the amount of $3,700 to repair the damage to the front of the Power County Transfer Station. Carried.

POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION & LANDFILL – TRANSFER STATION VENTILATION PLAN: Following discussion, the Commissioner agreed to table further consideration of this matter until October 27th, 2014.

POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS – COURTHOUSE (JUDICIAL SECURITY AREA): Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to discuss the initial floor plans submitted by Keeven Shropshire of JHS Architects to upgrade the secured judicial area of the Power County Courthouse. At the outset, the Commissioners agreed to authorize Power County Chief Deputy Sheriff/Bailiff Jackie Morris to install a lock on the door into the Jury deliberation room and to move the security door from the west side to the east side of the Judge’s upstairs chambers. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to table further consideration until October 27th, 2014.

POWER COUNTY JUVENILE DETENTION – MINI-CASSIA JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve and execute the original Memorandum of Agreement between Minidoka County and Power County for the housing of Power County youth at the Mini-Cassia Juvenile Detention Facility during fiscal year 2015. Carried.

SOUTHEAST IDAHO COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS (SICOG) – COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT (GRANT SERVICES): Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to table further consideration of this matter until October 27th, 2014.

POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION & LANDFILL – SURPLUS COUNTY PROPERTY (I.C. #31-801): Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to declare the three extra dumpsters on site at the Power County Transfer Station and Landfill as surplus County property, each with a value of less than $250, to be sold to Eastern Idaho Recycling & Salvage for $300. Carried.

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

POWER COUNTY GUARDIANSHIP BOARD: Commissioner Funk reported that Donna Thornton has resigned her position on the Power County Guardianship Board effective immediately, creating a vacancy on said Board. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to appoint Melissa Porath to fill the vacant position on the Power County Guardianship Board (January, 2015). Carried.

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

Current Expense $ 65,689.50

Ambulance District 13,699.92

Abatement District 16,060.00

District Court 5,968.29

Justice Fund 84,617.72

Misdemeanor Probation/

Drug Court 1,660.88

Enhanced 911 Services 10,871.81

Elections 3,901.94

Indigent Services 1,168.25

Revaluation 7,708.16

Solid Waste 26,091.24

Tort 32,320.50

Weeds 5,452.47

Waterways 338.60

PILT 20,454.83

POWER COUNTY AIRPORT – LAWN MOWER: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to relocate the lawn mower currently on-site at the Power County Airport to the Power County Sheriff’s office for use by the Sheriff-Commissioner Inmate Labor Detail (SCILD) program. Carried.

POWER COUNTY COMMUNITY EDUCATION TRUST ACCOUNT – ADULT SPANISH GED CLASS (ESCALARA, INC.): Commissioner Wright reported that he had attended the most recent Escalara, Inc., meeting to review the proposed Memorandum of Understanding between Escalara, Inc., and Idaho State University to include English education as a component of the Adult Spanish GED curriculum.

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. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to reinvest Power County’s Fannie Mae Bond #3136G0J77 in the amount of $150,000 in to Federal Home Loan Bank Bond #3130A2ZN9 for a five year bond period, with an initial rate of 1.85% with a quarterly call date. Carried.

AMERICAN FALLS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE – CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES: American Falls Chamber of Commerce President Kurtis Workman appeared before the Commissioners to discuss the Chamber’s Christmas festivities scheduled for December 6th, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. At the outset, President Workman requested that Power County contribute a monetary donation to purchase a 15’ frame tree to display on the Power County Courthouse grounds. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to table further consideration of this matter until October 27th, 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 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 4:20 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 #2014-130-I: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to deny indigent medical application #2014-130-I since the services to be provided are not “emergent” as provided by I.C. #31-3502(12) and since the applicant has resources sufficient to pay the medical expenses incurred as provided by I.C. #31-3502(25). Carried.

INDIGENT CASE #2014-115-I: Following a request for reconsideration and a review of the independent analysis submitted by Dr. Doug Damrose, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve indigent medical application #2014-115-I. Carried.

INDIGENT CASE #2014-122-I: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to deny indigent medical application #2014-122-I since the services provided are not “emergent” in nature as provided by I.C. #31-3502(12), since applicant is not a resident as provided by I.C. #31-3502(24), since applicant has other resources sufficient to pay the medical expenses incurred as provided by I.C. #31-3502(25), 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.

POWER COUNTY INDIGENT SERVICES – ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE: Following discussion with Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht, and a review of the Customer Balance Summary Report of “past due” receivable accounts for indigent medical services for the period ending September 30th, 2014, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to write off the following accounts receivable as “uncollectible”, including that pro-rated portion over $10,000 payable to the Idaho Catastrophic Health Care Program:

Indigent Case #2012-074-I — $30,766.00

Indigent Case #2012-017-I — $74,703.73

Indigent Case #2012-066-I — $134,523.80

Indigent Case #2013-1077-I — $1,872.00

Indigent Case #2013-113-I — $8,452.00

Indigent Case #2012-134-I — $3,878.00

Carried.

Adjourned.

RON FUNK, Chairman

CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk

POWER COUNTY

COMMISSIONER MINUTES

The Board of Power County Commissioners met in special session on Friday, October 17th, 2014. Present were Commissioners Ron Funk, Chairman, Delane Anderson and Norman Wright. Also present was Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht.

POCATELLO REGIONAL TRANSIT (PRT) – SENIOR CITIZENS BUS SCHEDULE: The following representatives of Pocatello Regional Transit appeared before the Commissioners to discuss the rural transit services they are currently providing in Power County:

David Hunt – Director of Services

David Doran – District Mobility Manager

Skylar Beebe – Operations Supervisor

Dominee Hall – Idaho Kidney Institute (Social Services)

At the outset, Mr. Hunt reported that with the closing of the Aberdeen Simplot Plant, PRT’s commuter transportation service in Power County will need to be adjusted or discontinued unless the generous funding provided by the Simplot Plant is replaced. Following discussion, Mr. Hunt and the Commissioners agreed that Power County’s fiscal year 2015 allocation in the amount of $3,200 would guarantee two round trip services, three times per week between Power County and Pocatello through December 31st, 2014. Following further discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to immediately issue the $3,200 allocation to Pocatello Regional Transit to ensure continued rural transit operations in Power County through December 31st, 2014. Carried. Following further discussion, Mr. Doran agreed to prepare a proposed funding letter for the Commissioners to review, encouraging area stakeholders to participate in PTR’s rural transit program; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until October 27th, 2014.

POWER COUNTY BUILDING & GROUNDS – FARM LEASE (DAVID ZIMMERMAN/CHRIS FEHRINGER): Following discussion with Power County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve and accept the sealed bid submitted by Chris Fehringer in the amount of $180 per acre to lease Power County’s 73.4 farmable acres located in Section 22, Township 7 South, Range 31 E.B.M. Carried. The Commissioners the instructed Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Sargent to prepare a proposed Lease Agreement for the Board’s review; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until Monday, October 27th, 2014.

POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION & LANDFILL – SNAKE RIVER DISPOSE-ALL, INC. (SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL CONTRACT): Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to review proposed Agreement between Power County and Snake River Dispose-All for solid waste disposal services for the period October 1st, 2014, through September 30th, 2016, and includes an automatic renewal provision for additional one (1) year periods, unless either party gives sixty (60) days written notice. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to refer the proposed Agreement to William Jones at Snake River Dispose-All for his review; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until December 1st, 2014.

CRYSTAL SUMMIT RECREATION AREA – POCATELLO PATHFINDERS (ADDENDUM): Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to present a proposed Memorandum of Understanding Addendum between Power County and Pocatello Pathfinders Snowmobile Board. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to refer the proposed Addendum to the Pocatello Pathfinders Snowmobile Board for their review; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until December 1st, 2014.

POWER COUNTY AIRPORT – AIRPORT MANAGER CONTRACT: Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to present a Request for Proposals for manager services at the Power County Airport for the period October 1st, 2014, through September 30th, 2016. At the outset, Commissioner Anderson reported that the proposed Request for Proposals had been reviewed and approved by the Power County Airport Board. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to publish a Notice of Request for Proposals in the October 29th and November 5th, 2014, editions of the Power County Press, with proposals to be accepted by the Power County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. on Friday November 8th, 2014, and will be reviewed and considered by the Board of Power County Commissioners on Monday, November 10th, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Carried.

POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION & LANDFILL – EASTERN IDAHO RECYCLING & SALVAGE (SCRAP METAL RECYCLING): At the request of Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen, the Commissioner agreed to table further discussion of this matter until October 27th, 2014.

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 4:15 p.m.:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried. The Commissioners reconvened at 4:45 p.m., at which time it was moved by Commissioner Wright, 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 BUILDING & GROUNDS – COURTHOUSE ANNEX (ACCESS RAMP): Commissioner Anderson reported that he and a representative from Morco Construction inspected the handicapped access ramp at the Power County Courthouse Annex, after which it was agreed that the access ramp and rail is stable and safe cod public use; however, Morco Construction will be submitting a quote to reinforce the ramp and hand rails. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to table further consideration of this matter until October 27th, 2014.

POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS – 569 BANNOCK AVENUE (SIDEWALKS/DRIVEWAY): Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the quote submitted by Morco Construction in the amount of $18,900 to replace the sidewalks and driveway at the County’s property located at 569 Bannock Avenue. Carried.

POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS – DOCTORS CLINIC (RAIN GUTTERS): Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the quote submitted by Home Guard Siding & Rain Gutters in the amount of to $978 to install rain gutters at the Power County Doctors Clinic. Carried.

POWER COUNTY BUILDING & GROUNDS – PARKING LOT EXPANSION & 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 $5,460 to further extend the Power County Courthouse parking area located at the southeast corner of the Courthouse to add five additional parking spaces. Carried.

ALCOHOL BEVERAGE LICENSE (I.C. #23-903) – TRANSFER: Commissioner Funk reported that it was the date time and scheduled for the consideration of an alcohol beverage license transfer. There being no public objection, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the transfer of the following 2014-2015 Alcohol Beverage License:

#20. From Freddie Roads d/b/a Freddie’s Roadhouse to Ronald G. and Patricia Melinda Michaelson for the sale of draught and bottled or canned beer to be consumed on the premises and retail liquor. Carried.

RON FUNK, Chairman

CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk

POWER COUNTY

COMMISSIONER MINUTES

The Board of Power County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, October 27th, 2014. Present were Commissioner 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 October 27th, 2014, Commissioner Agenda to include the following items:

Power County Treasurer – Order for Cancellation of Taxes

Power County Treasurer – Letters of Cancellation

Power County Sheriff – Motorola Solutions (Service Contract)

Power County Sheriff – Jail Visitation Area (Handicapped Access Ramp)

Power County Sheriff – Jail Window Coverings

Power County Buildings & Grounds – Airport House

Carried.

POWER COUNTY BUILDING & GROUNDS – FARM PROPERTY (FALLS IRRIGATION DISTRICT): Terrell Sorensen of Falls Irrigation District appeared before the Commissioners to discuss irrigation issues associated with Power County’s farm property located in Section 22, Township 7 South, Range 31 E.B.M. (Tract 539). Mr. Sorensen reported that the 2014 Operation and Maintenance Assessment that Power County will receive from Falls Irrigation District in November will be for the 2015 irrigation season. Following discussion, the Commissioners requested that Falls Irrigation District submit a quote to construct an irrigation pond at the property; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until November 10th, 2014.

POWER COUNTY BUILDING & GROUNDS – FARM LEASE (CHRIS FEHRINGER): Chris Fehringer appeared before the Commissioners to discuss the sealed bid he submitted to lease Power County’s farm property located in Section 22, Township 7 South, Range 31 E.B.M. (Tract 539). At the outset, Commissioner Funk reported that he had obtained a quote from Pumpco in the amount of $11,150 to install a new 50 HP centrifugal irrigation pump and electrical panel at said property. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to table further consideration of this matter until November 10th, 2014.

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

ENTRADA, LLC – ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE: Following discussion with Power County Ambulance District Director Di Jones, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the Power County Ambulance District’s accounts receivable report for the period ending September 30th, 2014, in the amount of $60,172.82, including any write-off’s and adjustments. Carried.

AMBULANCE DISPATCH: Power County Ambulance District Director Di Jones appeared before the Commissioners to discuss dispatch services for the Power County Ambulance District; and specifically the ability of the E-911 dispatcher to transfer ambulance calls to an EMT to immediately administer emergency pre-arrival information to any on-site first responder until an ambulance reaches the scene. Following discussion, the Commissioners and Ms. Jones agreed that all Power County E-911 dispatchers could be certified to provide this information directly from the dispatch center without a transfer.

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

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT – CURLEW/DEEP CREEK TRAVEL MANAGEMENT PLAN (ROAD CLOSURES): Commissioner Anderson reported that he had been contacted by several Power County residents who have expressed concerns about the Bureau of Land Management’s road closures in the East Fork and Big Canyon areas. Also present was former Power County Commissioner Vicki Meadows. Following a review of the BLM’s Curlew and Deep Creek Travel Management Plan, the Commissioners agreed that the BLM fully complied with all public notice and meeting requirements in the development of the Travel Management Plan, which was adopted in January, 2014, subject to a 30 day public appeal period; accordingly, no further action can or will be taken on this matter.

POWER COUNTY CLERK – QUARTERLY FINANCIAL REPORT (I.C. #31-1611): Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht appeared before the Commissioners pursuant to I.C. #31-1611 to present her quarterly financial report for the period ending September 30th, 2014. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, 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 Treasurer Deanna Curry appeared before the Commissioners pursuant to I.C. #31-2306 to present their joint quarterly report for the period ending September 30th, 2014. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the Clerk and 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 pursuant to I.C. #31-2113 to present her Treasurer’s Report for the month ending September 30th, 2014. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the Treasurer’s Report as presented. Carried.

POWER COUNTY TREASURER – ANNUAL REPORT (I.C. #31-2112): Power County Treasurer Deanna Curry appeared before the Commissioners pursuant to I.C. #31-2112 to present her annual report for the fiscal year ending September 30th, 2014. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the Treasurer’s Annual 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 the Order for Cancellation of Taxes in the amount of $1,506.14, as presented. Carried.

POWER COUNTY TRESURER – LETTERS OF CANCELLATION: Following discussion with Power County Treasurer Deanna Curry, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the Letters to cancel 2014 taxable value on following parcels:

• RPA0869-00

• MHZ0422-00

Carried.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – JAIL MEDICAL & MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES (BADGER MEDICAL, PA): Following discussion with Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve and execute the Independent Contractor Agreement between Power County and Badger Medical, PA, for medical and mental health services at the Power County Jail commencing October 1st, 2014, and terminated only by thirty (30) days written notice by either party. Carried.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS (SERVICE AGREEMENT): Following discussion with Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve and execute the Services Agreement between Power County and Motorola Solutions for on-site and cell center support at the Power Dispatch Center for the period November 1st, 2014, through October 31st, 2015. Carried.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – COURTHOUSE SECURITY (SECURITY AREA REMODEL): Power County Magistrate Judge Paul Laggis appeared before the Commissioners with Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries and Chief Deputy Sheriff Jackie Morris to review the two proposed floor plans prepared by JHS Architects, Inc., to remodel the Prosecuting Attorney’s office and the Courthouse security area on the second floor of the Power County Courthouse. At the outset, Judge Laggis suggested that the proposed plans are impractical and unnecessary. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to limit the security area remodel to installing a lock on the door into the jury deliberation room and to remove the security door from the west side to the east side of the Judges upstairs chambers as discussed on October 14th, 2014.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – UNIFORM ALLOWANCE/POLICY: Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to discuss the Power County Sheriff’s uniform policy and any corresponding budgetary allowance. At the outset, Sheriff Jeffries reported that he is reviewing other Counties uniform and dress code policies and will be implementing a similar policy at the Power County Sheriff’s Office. Commissioner Anderson reported that he has been In contact with Dan Chadwick at the Idaho Association of Counties, who has suggested that Power County also review the Idaho Counties Risk Management Program (ICRMP) template policy for dress code and uniform allowances.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – MARINE PATROL BUILDING: Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to report that he will be submitting a grant application to the Idaho Department of Parks & Recreation to construct a four-bay marine patrol building on County property adjacent to the Power County Sheriff’s Office, and submitted an initial cost estimate from BGM Builders in the amount of $240,000. Sheriff Jeffries further reported that Power County’s match would be 40% and could include the value of the property and/or in-kind labor. Following discussion, Sheriff Jeffries agreed to keep the Commissioners informed as the grant process proceeds.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – JAIL WINDOW COVERINGS: Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to request that he be allowed to purchase window coverings that will be mounted on the outside of the jail area windows to increase security and eliminate jail inmates from making inappropriate gestures to passers-by. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to authorize Sheriff Jeffries to purchase and install appropriate window coverings for the Power County Jail. Carried.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – JAIL HANDICAPPED ACCESS RAMP: Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to request that he be allowed to install a handicapped access ramp for individuals entering the visitation area at the Power County Jail. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to authorize Sheriff Jeffries to contact Morco Construction to install a handicapped access ramp to the visitation area at the Power County Jail. Carried.

POWER COUNTY BUILDING & GROUNDS – SNOW REMOVAL: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve and execute the snow removal agreement between Power County and ABC Snow Removal in the amount of $350 per service throughout the 2014-2015 snow season. Carried.

POWER COUNTY BUILDING & GROUNDS – HOUTZ CANYON PARKING LOT (VAULT RESTROOM): Commissioner Anderson reported that Missoula Concrete has completed the single vault restroom for delivery to the Houtz Canyon recreation area parking lot and that the Power County Highway District will be excavating the site for placement of the structure, which is scheduled to be completed by November 25th, 2014.

IDAHO ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES – NOVEMBER WEBINAR: Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht reported that the Idaho Association of Counties webinar for November, 2014, will be conducted on the 12th at 2:00 p.m. and is entitled “Agricultural Extension Departments”.

UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO – POWER COUNTY AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION DEPARTMENT (ANNUAL SURVEY): Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht reported that Board of Commissioners’ annual faculty performance assessment to the University of Idaho is due by November 15th, 2014.

SOUTHEAST IDAHO COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS (SICOG) – COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT (GRANT ASSISTANCE): Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve and execute the Cooperative Agreement for Southeast Idaho Council of Governments (SICOG) to provide grant research, grant writing, project planning, project implementation and grant administration services to Power County during fiscal year 2015. Carried.

POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS – 2681 AIRPORT ROAD (PROPERTY MANAGEMENT): Launa Snow d/b/a Snow Property Management appeared before the Commissioners to discuss Power County’s rental residence located at 2681 Airport Road. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to enter into a Property Management Agreement with Launa Snow d/b/a Snow Property Management to act as the exclusive agent of Power County to manage, operate and maintain Power County’s rental property at 2681 Airport Road. Carried. Ms. Snow will prepare the formal written agreement and this matter was tabled until November 10th, 2014.

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 1:35 p.m.:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried. The Commissioners reconvened at 2:00 p.m., at which time it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, 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 COMMISSIONER AGENDA (NOVEMBER/DECEMBER): Following a review of the calendar, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to conduct the Board’s regular meetings for November and December on November 10th, December 1st, 15th and 29th, 2014. Carried.

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

POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION & LANDFILL – EASTERN IDAHO RECYCLING & SALVAGE (SCRAP METAL AGREEMENT): Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to present a proposed draft Agreement between Power County and Eastern Idaho Recycling & Salvaging for scrap metal recycling services to the Power County Transfer Station & Landfill during fiscal year 2015. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to refer this matter to Randy Moffit d/b/a Eastern Idaho Recycling & Salvage for his review and consideration; accordingly, further discussion of this matter was tabled until November 10th, 2014.

POWER COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY – SALARY AGREEMENT & WAIVER: Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to report that Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Sargent has resigned his position effective November 1st, 2014. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve and execute the Waiver and Agreement to grant Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen the flexibility to increase the Prosecuting Attorney’s salary line in the fiscal year 2015 budget in an amount not to exceed $93,820, with the understanding that the Prosecutor agrees, grants permission, and/or waives any rights respective to any future reduction in his salary by the Board of Power County Commissioners as necessary to hire a replacement Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. Carried.

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

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Absent

Carried. Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to adjourn from executive session at 4:20 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 – Absent

Carried.

INDIGENT CASE #2014-126-I: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to hold in suspension the Board’s initial determination to deny indigent medical application #2014-126-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.

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

Current Expense $85,512.51

Ambulance District 2,808.66

District Court 1,199.39

Justice Fund 8,618.92

Elections 3,419.01

Indigent Services 11,143.08

Junior College 8,400.00

Revaluation 299.97

Solid Waste 1,378.69

Weeds 808.23

Waterways 30.10

PILT 23,433.15

POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION & LANDFILL – VENTIALTION PLAN: Following discussion with Power County Transfer Station & Landfill Supervisor Craig Heward, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the quote submitted by BGM Builders to install a ventilation system to control excess dust and odor at the Power County Transfer Station in the amount of $7,129.00. Carried.

Adjourned.

RON FUNK, Chairman

CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk

 

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