Synopsis of Power County Commission minutes

Published in The Power County Press Oct. 21, 2015.

POWER COUNTY COMMISSIONER

Synopsis of Minutes for July 6, 2015

A complete set of minutes are on file at the Power County Courthouse, American Falls, Idaho. The complete minutes are also available online at www.co.power.id.us.

Meeting convened at 9:00 am.

NOTICES/REPORTS:

The Board worked through budgetary requests and se preliminary account line items.

MOTIONS:

Agenda was approved, an indigent appeal was withdrawn and placed into suspension, a public hearing to reopen the 2015 Fiscal Year Budget.

ASSESSMENTS/CONCLUSIONS:

The State Insurance Fund audit was reported and the Board directed legal counsel to work with the fair board and the auditor on fairgrounds personnel.

Next regular session for the board to meet is slated for July 13, 2015.

Meeting adjourned at 3:59 pm.

POWER COUNTY COMMISSIONER

Synopsis of Minutes for July 13, 2015

A complete set of minutes are on file at the Power County Courthouse, American Falls, Idaho. The complete minutes are also available online at www.co.power.id.us.

Meeting convened at 9:00 am.

NOTICES/REPORTS:

The Hospital District presented a tax exemption application and Vector Disease Control provided a quarterly report to the Board.

MOTIONS:

Agenda was approved, the Hospital District tax exemption application was withdrawn, and the Board of County Commissioner adjourned at 10:03 am.

The Board adjourned from Commission Business and convened as the Board of Equalization from 10:02 am to 1:04 pm.

The Board of Equalization denied appeal RPD1178-07, reset the valuation on appeal MHZ0027-02, MHZ0374-03, RPA0715-00, RPD0024-00, RPD0027-00, RPD0028-00, RPD0029-03, RPD0036-02, RPD0040-01, and RPD0041-01, and exempted taxes to the hospital district on appeal RPA1142-00 pursuant to IC 63-602D.

The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 1:04 pm.

The following claims were submitted and paid (a detailed report is available in the Clerk’s Office).

Fund Amount Paid

0001 GENERAL FUND (CURRENT EXPENSE) $ 41,901.89

0004 POWER COUNTY AMBULANCE DIST. $ 2,694.26

0005 POWER COUNTY ABATEMENT DIST. $ 16,060.00

0006 DISTRICT COURT $ 2,809.04

0008 JUSTICE FUND $ 37,002.68

0009 MISDEMEANOR PROB/DRUG COURT $ 300.00

0010 ENHANCED 911 SERVICES $ 1,713.90

0015 ELECTIONS $ 70.16

0016 INDIGENT $ 6,139.28

0020 REVALUATION $ 800.48

0023 SOLID WASTE (LANDFILL) $ 27,122.50

0027 WEEDS $ 706.06

0038 WATERWAYS $ 583.16

0050 PAYMENT IN LIEU OF TAXES $ 2,525.00

TOTAL FUNDS PAID $ 140,428.41

Indigent claims were denied, an appraisal for proposed property purchase was approved, juvenile probation officer was awarded a pay increase upon completion of training, and an agreement was executed with the City of American Falls for fair week garbage services.

Alcohol licenses were approved for Dr Unks Pour House, Idaho Unlimited, Pocatello Trap Club, Ken’s Food Market, Palacios Mexican Grill, La Esperanza Bakery, Tres Hermanos, L & J Brothers, Pizza Hut, Jet Stop, Mr. Petrol’s Pantry, Jacksons #70, Rock Bottom Bar, City of American Falls Golf Course, and Rupe’s Rockland Cafe.

Commissioner meeting minutes for June 29, 2015 and June 30, 2015, were approved.

ASSESSMENTS/CONCLUSIONS:

SAUSA update and a proposed resolution regarding Craters of the Moon was presented. Legal counsel was directed to research the proposals and return to the Board with recommendations. AFLAC appeared and presented information to the Board regarding cafeteria medical reimbursement change options and the matter was then tabled to a later date. Proposed office space for University of Idaho 4-H coordinator was discussed and Commissioner Anderson was directed to follow up and report back to the Board.

Next regular session for the board to meet is slated for July 27, 2015.

Meeting adjourned at 5:48 pm.

POWER COUNTY COMMISSIONER

Synopsis of Minutes for July 27, 2015

A complete set of minutes are on file at the Power County Courthouse, American Falls, Idaho. The complete minutes are also available online at www.co.power.id.us.

Meeting convened at 9:10 am.

NOTICES/REPORTS:

MOU for the Great Rift Business Development was presented and reviewed.

A service agreement with Golden K Recycling services was presented and reviewed.

The BLM contract with the Power County Sheriff was reviewed.

The Southeast Health District 4 quarterly report was presented and reviewed.

The Ambulance Administration & Financial Report was presented and reviewed.

Claims were presented and reviewed.

Treasurer/Clerk Quarterly Reports were presented and reviewed.

The Quarterly Jail inspection was completed.

MOTIONS:

Approve Agenda

Accept the Great Rift MOU

Accept BOR Service Agreement

Accept BLM contract

Amend the Agenda for discussion concerning a gift presented to Sheriff Jeffries.

Accept Southeast Health District Quarterly Report.

Accept Ambulance Report

Cease future collections for monies owed to Power County Ambulance.

Accept Claims reports

Approve Retail Alcohol Beverage License.

Approve Treasurers Quarterly Report and accept the cancellation of taxes.

To disburse surplus county property in the Youth Center.

To compensate the Youth Center with a gift for their efforts in establishing a new office space for the county.

To obtain construction bids for new office space.

Approve past meeting minutes as corrected.

To move in and out of Executive session as necessary to discuss personnel items and indigent cases.

ASSESSMENTS/CONCLUSIONS:

The Board directed the Sheriff to begin the process to purchase two new vehicles, as well as obtain bids for an awning.

The board addressed the ongoing discussion of a gift presented to Sheriff Jeffries.

Budget inquiries were discussed and considered.

Discussion occurred concerning the outlook for the current Adult Misdemeanor Probation and possible salary supplementation by Power County.

The Board discussed the proposed 4-H coordinator office space and what to do with the surplus items being stored there at present.

The Board directed the Great Rift MOU to their legal counsel for review.

Fall vaccinations for county employees need to be scheduled by Paryoll clerk with the Southeast Health District coordinator.

Brief discussion of the public defender office, future inquiries directed to the County Clerk.

The Board directed the Payroll clerk to investigate current county liability in association with the Flex Spending Account provided by Aflac/Wageworks.

Discussion regarding Fair Board Employees was tabled until deputy prosecutor could be available for discussion.

Next regular session for the board to meet is slated for August 10th, 2015.

Meeting adjourned at 4:50 pm.

POWER COUNTY COMMISSIONER

Synopsis of Special Meeting Minutes for July 27, 2015

A complete set of minutes are on file at the Power County Courthouse, American Falls, Idaho. The complete minutes are also available online at www.co.power.id.us.

Meeting convened at 5:00 pm.

NOTICES/REPORTS:

No members of the public attended the meeting.

Proposed Resolutions for the Fiscal Year 2015 budget were presented and discussed.

MOTIONS:

Resolutions 2015-02-07 were adopted by the Board.

OTHER DISCUSSION:

Resolution No. 2015-08 to dissolve the Arbon School District Trust Fund in the Power County budget was vacated at present time and determined not required to be part of the public budget hearing and will be reset at such time as legal determinations and notices have been received by the Board.

ASSESSMENTS/CONCLUSIONS:

Meeting adjourned at 5:40 pm.

POWER COUNTY COMMISSIONER

Synopsis of Minutes for August 10, 2015

A complete set of minutes are on file at the Power County Courthouse, American Falls, Idaho. The complete minutes are also available online at www.co.power.id.us.

Meeting convened at 9:07 am.

NOTICES/REPORTS:

The Quarterly Report by Vector Disease Control was presented and reviewed.

MOTIONS:

The Agenda was approved, a Memorandum of Understanding was entered with the Idaho Department of Commerce, Precinct 1 polling location was re-assigned from the EMS Building to City of American Falls Council Chambers and Certificate of Residency applications were approved.

The Board discussed a “loss of dog” claim denied by ICRMP and the subsequent claim filed by the injured party and directed an answer be filed contesting Small Claims litigation against the county.

The Board denied the installation of an ATM machine and determined that future solicitations be declined.

The following claims were paid:

Fund Amount Paid

0001 GENERAL FUND (CURRENT EXPENSE)

0004 POWER COUNTY AMBULANCE DIST.

0006 DISTRICT COURT

0008 JUSTICE FUND

0009 MISDEMEANOR PROB/DRUG COURT

0010 ENHANCED 911 SERVICES

0016 INDIGENT

0020 REVALUATION

0023 SOLID WASTE (LANDFILL)

0027 WEEDS

0038 WATERWAYS

0050 PAYMENT IN LIEU OF TAXES

TOTAL

POINTS OF ORDER:

Approval of past meeting minutes was tabled. The Auditor’s Office was directed to invoice Great Rift Economic Development for benefit and salary allocations due. Legal counsel was directed to research and advise the Board on Small Claims hearing protocol.

ASSESSMENTS/CONCLUSIONS:

Next regular session for the board to meet is slated for August 17, 2015.

Meeting adjourned at 2:06 pm.

A complete set of minutes are on file at the Power County Courthouse, American Falls, Idaho. The complete minutes are also available online at www.co.power.id.us.

This is a synopsis of business reported and decided during hearings held August 24, 2015.

NOTICES/REPORTS:

Southeast Idaho Council of Government (SICOG) updated the Board on transportation services for the community, Juvenile Probation provided a quarterly report, Public Defender services were discussed, the Fair Board reported that they were seeking a new lamb shed, courthouse security and sealing of the parking lot was discussed and the replacement options for chamber chairs were reviewed.

MOTIONS:

The Agenda was approved, the ambulance financial statements were accepted, the treasurer’s reports were accepted and final offer for property was withheld pending further inquiry.

Executive Sessions were held for discussion related to property and legal action.

The following claims were paid:

Fund Amount Paid

0001 GENERAL FUND (CURRENT EXPENSE) $ 23,134.52

0004 POWER COUNTY AMBULANCE DIST. $ 13,481.36

0006 DISTRICT COURT $ 3,624.35

0008 JUSTICE FUND $ 18,077.58

0009 MISDEMEANOR PROB/DRUG COURT $ 350.00

0010 ENHANCED 911 SERVICES $ 8,058.15

0016 INDIGENT $ 1,693.48

0020 REVALUATION $ 650.29

0023 SOLID WASTE (LANDFILL) $ 29,259.14

0027 WEEDS $ 1,369.59

0038 WATERWAYS $ 2,167.16

0050 PAYMENT IN LIEU OF TAXES $ 8,461.79

TOTAL $ 110,326.41

POINT OF ORDER:

Hardship exemption applications were discussed and tabled to September 14, 2015. Indigent claims and certificate of residency application were vacated. Approval of minutes were tabled to September 14, 2015.

ASSESSMENTS/CONCLUSIONS:

Next session for the board to meet is slated for September 14, 2015.

The Regular Meeting adjourned at 5:09 pm

PUBLIC HEARING:

Public hearing on Power County proposed fiscal year 2016 budget convened at 5:17 pm. There were four (4) members from the public in attendance. At the outset parties in attendance were advised that Idaho Code 31-1605 requires the county commissioners to conclude public budget hearing, fix and determine the amount of the budget on or before September 14, 2015. Carol Schreiber and Jeanie Fehringer presented questions.

Following public hearing and opportunity for questions, comments and/or objections, the Power County Fiscal Year 2016 Budget was approved in the amount of $11,553.693.00, and legal counsel was directed to draft final resolution for adoption and present the same to the Board of County Commissioners on or before September 14, 2015.

POWER COUNTY COMMISSIONER

Synopsis of Minutes for September 9, 2015

A complete set of minutes are on file at the Power County Courthouse, American Falls, Idaho. The complete minutes are also available online at www.co.power.id.us.

This is a synopsis of business reported and decided during hearings held September 9, 2015.

MOTIONS:

The Agenda was approved and the emergency E911 budget was reduced by $60,000.00 to meet anticipated revenue.

POINT OF ORDER:

The October 12, 2015 regular session meeting was reset to October 13, 2015 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

ASSESSMENTS/CONCLUSIONS:

Next session for the board to meet is slated for September 14, 2015.

The Regular Meeting adjourned at 12:12 pm

POWER COUNTY COMMISSIONER

Synopsis of Minutes for September 15, 2015

A complete set of minutes are on file at the Power County Courthouse, American Falls, Idaho. The complete minutes are also available online at www.co.power.id.us.

Meeting convened at 11:03 am.

NOTICES/REPORTS:

The Board of County Commissioners met with the Power County Fair Board and discussed ongoing operational and personnel matters.

MOTIONS:

Salary approvals were granted for county employees. Building and ADA Compliance improvements were authorized for the Doctor’s Clinic, the annex, and the courthouse.

ASSESSMENTS/CONCLUSIONS:

Next regular session for the board to meet is slated for September 28, 2015.

POWER COUNTY COMMISSIONER

Synopsis of Minutes for September 28, 2015

A complete set of minutes are on file at the Power County Courthouse, American Falls, Idaho. The complete minutes are also available online at www.co.power.id.us.

Meeting convened at 8:00 am.

NOTICES/REPORTS:

It was reported that invoices have been received for services approved on September 21, 2015. Community Education program updates were reported to the Board. GIS Mapping Department options were discussed. Landfill personnel needs were discussed, laptop surplus process was discussed and the withdrawn, and airport fueling station bids were discussed.

MOTIONS:

Agenda was approved. Levy certifications were approved and authorized for filing with the State Tax Commission.

The following claims were submitted and paid (a detailed report is available in the Clerk’s Office).

Fund Amount Paid

0001 GENERAL FUND (CURRENT EXPENSE) $ 21,776.26

0004 POWER COUNTY AMBULANCE DIST. $ 19,169.40

0006 DISTRICT COURT $ 2,246.90

0008 JUSTICE FUND $ 18,821.97

0009 MISDEMEANOR PROB/DRUG COURT $ 171.56

0010 ENHANCED 911 SERVICES $ 1,511.14

0015 ELECTIONS $ 159.49

0016 INDIGENT $ 2,125.83

0020 REVALUATION $ 8,445.07

0023 SOLID WASTE (LANDFILL) $ 1,992.71

0027 WEEDS $ 26,226.30

0038 WATERWAYS $ 1,103.82

0050 PAYMENT IN LIEU OF TAXES $ 6,805.35

TOTAL FUNDS PAID $ $110,555.80

Treasurer’s Statement of Cash and LGIP Monthly Statement from the State Treasurer was accepted. The Treasurer was directed to invest $250,000.00 in the 21-month promo special from Idaho Central Credit Union at a 1.75% interest rate.

Power County Ambulance financial reports were accepted. A bid for property improvement to the duplex were accepted. An architect was retained to design ADA compliant remodel requirements at the Doctor’s Clinic. Vector Disease 4th quarter and annual reports were accepted. IT Computer services contract was executed a certificate of residency application was approved, the extension office budget was accepted, and remaining funds for the snowmobile were directed to be placed in trust and used in FY2016.

Commissioner regular meeting minutes as presented for meetings held on July 27th, August 10th, August 17th, August 24th, and September 21st, 2015, accept the public hearing minutes as presented for hearings held on July 27th, August 24, 2015, were approved.

ASSESSMENTS/CONCLUSIONS:

Indigent claims were tabled

Next regular session for the board to meet is slated for October 13, 2015.

Meeting adjourned at 4:20 pm.

 

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