Teton County

Board of County Commissioners

Minutes ● June 10, 2019

              Regular Meeting              1st Floor Meeting Room              9:00 AM

                            150 Courthouse Dr, Driggs, ID 83422

1.              Meeting Call to Order - Pledge of Allegiance

 

Commissioners Present:

Cindy Riegel

Harley Wilcox

Bob Heneage

 

 

 

Other Elected Officials and Department Heads Present:

Kim Keeley, Clerk

Holly Wolgamott, County Operations Manager

Beverly Palm, Treasurer

Darryl Johnson, Public Works Director

Saul Varela, Solid Waste Supervisor

 

 

 

2.              MOTION: Approve Agenda

RESULT:              Adopted  [Unanimous]

MOVER:              Bob Heneage      SECONDERHarley Wilcox

AYES:              Cindy Riegel, Harley Wilcox, Bob Heneage

 

2.              ACTION ITEMS: Consent Agenda

RESULT:              Adopted  [Unanimous]

MOVER:              Bob Heneage      SECONDERHarley Wilcox

AYES:              Cindy Riegel, Harley Wilcox, Bob Heneage

 

1.              Board of County Commissioners - Regular Meeting - May 13, 2019 9:00 AM

2.              Board of County Commissioners - Regular Meeting - May 28, 2019 9:00 AM

3.              City of Driggs Day Celebration

4.              ACTION ITEM: Approve 6/7/2019 Claims Approval report

3.              Open Mic

Mike Pfeil thanked the Board for proceeding with the revision of the Land Use Code. 

 

4.              Treasurer

 

1.              ACTION ITEM: Cancellation of Homeowner's Exemption Property Taxes

Treasurer Beverly Palm presented the report.

 

Craig Fischer was present and had tax returns to prove that he and his wife had been in their home since March of 2008.

 

MOTION:  Approve the cancellation of property taxes for property owners Craig and Danielle Fischer, parcel ID: RP004650000330 in the amount of $3828.47, and John Lohn, parcel ID: RP00144000026A in the amount of $4320.56. 

RESULT:              Approved  [Unanimous]

MOVER:              Bob Heneage      SECONDERHarley Wilcox

AYES:              Cindy Riegel, Harley Wilcox, Bob Heneage

 

5.              Public Works

 

1.              Public Works Report

Public Works Director Darryl Johnson presented the report.

 

Solid Waste - Solid Waste Supervisor Saul Varela was present to answer any questions.  Mr. Johnson requested an additional Operator at the Transfer Station due to consistently high numbers of vehicles.  The Transfer Station is projected to receive 12,187 tons for all of FY2019.  This is a 26% increase in material tonnage received since our last added staff position. Mr. Johnson reminded the Board of the extreme difficulty in filling a seasonal position.  He is requesting a FT Operator for FY2020.  Regarding fees, Mr. Varela addressed the issue of out of county vehicles and the difficulty in determining if the debris is from in or out of the County.  Mr. Varela will speak with other area Transfer Stations to devise a system for tracking out of County users.  Mr. Johnson preferred to pay for the Operator using remaining cash within the Solid Waste Fund (#23).  Mr. Varela pointed out the many of the self haulers are bringing sorted which is free up to 350 lbs.  Mr. Johnson will prepare a proposed fee schedule for the next meeting.  Mr. Johnson mentioned again the difficulty in getting rid of cardboard and paper.  The current state of cardboard is -$5/ton with no cost of shipping. 

 

Road & Bridge -

One half mile of W 14000 500N was resurfaced this spring.  It will take four more years to compete the entire 2.5 miles. 

 

A memo is attached with options for putting the Road & Bridge Facility on the Armory site.  Mr. Johnson will continue working on the two Armory options and bring an action item to the next meeting. 

 

2.              ACTION ITEM: Landfill Cap Post Closure Plan Amendment Contract

 

MOTION:  Approve the revised Agreement with Forsgren Associates, for the post-closure plan amendment and submittal to the DEQ as presented.  Services to be paid through Teton Valley Trails and Pathway donation to Teton County. 

RESULT:              Approved  [Unanimous]

MOVER:              Bob Heneage      SECONDERHarley Wilcox

AYES:              Cindy Riegel, Harley Wilcox, Bob Heneage

 

6.              Public Hearings

Planning Director Gary Armstrong brought up that the public notices for the Public Hearing's did not match.  The hearings started at 10:30 when Coltside Subdivision was noticed correctly.

 

1.              10:00 AM ACTION ITEM: Hunstman Springs PUD Master Plan Amendment

The public hearing started at 11 am.  Mr. Armstrong presented the staff report on the Huntsman Springs PUD Master Plan Amendment. 

 

Annie Dell'Isola, representing the City of Driggs, was present to answer questions.  The City of Driggs components of the amendment have been approved by the City and they have recommended approving the whole project.  The developer will be responsible for connecting the Greater Yellowstone Pathway to 1000 N. 

 

Project Engineer Bob Ablondi and Construction Manager Todd Woolstenhulme, representing the applicant, were present to explain the project and answer questions. 

 

Opened the public comment at 11:30.  No one present wished to speak.  Closed the public comment at 11:30.

 

The Board briefly discussed the project.  

 

The motion was amended to include the City of Driggs language "PUD Master Plan amendment), Commissioner Heneage accepted the amended motion.  

 

MOTION: 
              I Move to APPROVE the application for the Huntsman Springs PUD Master Plan amendment as recommended by the Driggs Planning and Zoning Commission.

RESULT:              Approved  [Unanimous]

MOVER:              Bob Heneage      SECONDERCindy Riegel

AYES:              Cindy Riegel, Harley Wilcox, Bob Heneage

 

2.              10:30 AM ACTION ITEM: Coltside Subdivision Preliminary Hearing

Planner Gary Armstrong represented the County.  Coltside Subdivision is a 20 acre lot to be split in to two ten acre lots. 

 

Sharon Woolstenhulme, representing the applicant,  was present to answer questions. 

 

Open to public comment at 10:35.  No one present wished to speak.  Closed to public comment portion at 10:35.  

 

The Board requested that the narrative in the application matches the plat for the final public hearing.

 

MOTION:  Having concluded that the Criteria for Approval of a Subdivision Preliminary Plat found in Title 9-3-2(C-8) can be satisfied and having found that the proposal is generally consistent with the goals and policies of the 2012-2030 Teton County Comprehensive Plan, 
§              I move to APPROVE the Preliminary Plat for Coltside Subdivision as described in the application materials submitted March 13, 2019 and as supplemented with additional applicant information attached to this staff report.

RESULT:              Approved  [Unanimous]

MOVER:              Bob Heneage      SECONDERHarley Wilcox

AYES:              Cindy Riegel, Harley Wilcox, Bob Heneage

 

3.              11:00 AM ACTION ITEM: Calvary Chapel Conditional Use Permit

Planner Joshua Chase presented the county review of the project. 

 

Roger Shea, Pastor of Teton Valley Church, was present to answer questions about the Conditional Use Permit (CUP). 

 

Public comment opened at 11:44.  No one present wished to speak.  Public comment ended at 11:44.

 

The Board discussed the CUP. 

 

MOTION:  Having reviewed the application materials for the Calvary Chapel, as well as the additional material provided by Planning staff; I hereby move to APPROVE the Conditional Use Permit, having found that the application meets the criteria found in Driggs Zoning Ordinance 9-2B. with the conditions recommended in the City of Driggs Statement of Decision,

RESULT:              Approved  [Unanimous]

MOVER:              Bob Heneage      SECONDERCindy Riegel

AYES:              Cindy Riegel, Harley Wilcox, Bob Heneage

 

7.              Juvenile Probation

Probation Director Shay Plagmann from Tri-County Probation was present to answer questions from the Board.  Mr. Plagmann stated that in 2016, the Tri County Board did not adopt the list of issues presented by Teton County.  Mr. Plagmann answered questions from the Board regarding finances, cooperation between Tri County and the Teton County Sheriff, and drug testing.

 

Renee Leidorf, Juvenile Probation Officer, was also present to answer questions. 

 

The Board discussed the timing of withdrawing from Tri County and the timing of hiring the new Probation Officer.   

 

1.              ACTION ITEM: Early Termination from Tri-County Adult Probation Services/Additional Staffing Needs

No Vote.

 

 

8.              Clerk

 

1.              Non-Profit Funding requests

Heather Petty, Board Treasurer from the Teton Valley Animal Shelter, and Liz Nobman, Board Member, were present to answer questions.  The additional request is for staffing.  Ms. Nobman clarified that the Animal Shelter is a non-profit that performs a municipal duty. 

 

Brian McDermott, Executive Director of Teton Regional Economic Development Coalition, was present to give an overview of TREC and answer questions. 

 

Iris Saxer, Executive Director of Teton Valley Community Recycling, was present to answer questions. 

 

Elaine Moehring, Board member from the Teton Valley Food Pantry, was present to answer questions. 

 

Marc D'Amore, Director of the Family Safety Network, was present to answer question.

 

River Osborn, Executive Director of the Seniors West of the Tetons, and Eva Marmsutter, Board Chair, were present to answer questions.

 

Ginny Newsome and Gabby Hermosillo, Board Members from the Hispanic Resource Center of Teton Valley, were present to answer questions. 

 

Doug Self, Community Development Director for the City of Driggs, was present to answer questions. 

 

Alison Brush, from the Downtown Driggs Association, was present to answer questions regarding the Snowscapes snow moving request.

 

Gary Henrie, Commander of the American Legion, and Nolan were present to answer questions.  Commander Henrie requested an additional $5000 to help cover the cost of painting the Hall. 

 

Lauren Bennett, executive Director from the Teton Valley Foundation, presented the request for $15,000. 

 

2.              Clerk's Budget Memo #4

The Board agreed to use the 2% market rate adjustment in the budget. 

 

3.              ACTION ITEM: Signature page for revised PDC Grant

 

MOTION:  Approve revised grant application as presented.

RESULT:              Approved  [Unanimous]

MOVER:              Cindy Riegel      SECONDERHarley Wilcox

AYES:              Cindy Riegel, Harley Wilcox, Bob Heneage

 

4.              ACTION ITEM: MOA for 7th Judicial District fiscal agents for shared court and court program expenses

 

MOTION:  Approve the attached draft of the Memo of Agreement with the ten counties within the 7th Judicial District.

RESULT:              Approved  [Unanimous]

MOVER:              Cindy Riegel      SECONDERBob Heneage

AYES:              Cindy Riegel, Harley Wilcox, Bob Heneage

 

5.              Executive Session per IC 740206(1) (d) Indigent

 

9.              Building

 

1.              Building Department Update

Building Department Wendy Danielson presented the report.  The number of building permits issued continues to increase.  Ms. Danielson foresees the need for an additional staff in the future if this trend continues. 

 

10.              Prosecutor

 

1.              Executive Session per IC 74-206(1) (f) Pending or Imminent Litigation

Roll call vote:

Commissioner Heneage - aye

Commissioner Riegel - aye

Commissioner Wilcox - aye

RESULT:              Approved  [Unanimous]

MOVER:              Harley Wilcox      SECONDERCindy Riegel

AYES:              Cindy Riegel, Harley Wilcox, Bob Heneage

 

11.              IT/Emergency Management

 

1.              June 2019 IT/EM Monthly Report

Emergency Manager Greg Adams presented the report. 

 

2.              ACTION ITEM: Door Access System

No vote.

 

 

12.              Operations Manager

 

1.              Operations Manager Report

County Operations Manager Holly Wolgamott presented the report.

 

Commissioner Heneage requested a work session to discuss Board priorities.  A time was set for 8 am on the 18th, before the first EODH meetings.

 

Commissioner Heneage requested a County logo for the Commissioner's meeting room, Ms. Wolgamott has received one of the three quotes she sent out.

 

Commissioner staff evaluations will be on the 19th. 

 

13.              Planning and Zoning

 

1.              ACTION ITEM:  Land Use Code Revision Contract and Funding Source

Gary Armstrong, Planning Administrator, and Prosecutor Siddoway were present to discuss the contract with Logan Simpson for the Land Use Code Revision.  Prosecutor Siddoway recommended changing the language to fund phase 1 and 2 for FY2019 and phase 3 for FY2020. 

 

Commissioner Wilcox voted no for the reason that he believed there should have been some changes per legal counsel.

 

MOTION:  Approve contract with Logan Simpson for land use code revision as presented.

RESULT:              Approved  [2 to 1]

MOVER:              Bob Heneage      SECONDERCindy Riegel

AYES:              Cindy Riegel, Bob Heneage

NAYS:              Harley Wilcox

 

2.              ACTION ITEM: Land Use Code Revision Funding Source

Commissioner Wilcox voted no for the reason that he believes the process was too hasty considering the budget process starts in the next week.

 

MOTION:  Approve funding Phases 1 and 2 of the Logan Simpson contract with remaining cash not to exceed $64,100 for FY2019 and move remaining cash in to a line item in budget fund 1-21 (Planning)

RESULT:              Approved  [2 to 1]

MOVER:              Bob Heneage      SECONDERCindy Riegel

AYES:              Cindy Riegel, Bob Heneage

NAYS:              Harley Wilcox

 

14.              Commissioners

 

1.              Committee Reports

Commissioner Heneage attended Driggs Urban Renewal.  They discussed the Burnside In Fill Project.

 

Commissioner Heneage and Commissioner Wilcox attend the Census Kickoff.  Every effort should be made to assist in getting everyone counted.

 

Commissioner Riegel attended Teton Valley Council of Governments.  The big take away was addressing the loss of Teton Regional Public Transit Authority, comprehensive plan revisions within the cities, and the Land Use Plan revision the County is undertaking.  The Council would like to see a  businesses registration system in the County outside of cities for the purposes of tracking what is going in the wastewater system and economic development.

 

15.              Adjournment

 

              MOTIONMotion to Adjourn at 

RESULT:              Adopted  [Unanimous]

MOVER:              Harley Wilcox      SECONDERBob Heneage

AYES:              Harley Wilcox, Bob Heneage

ABSENT:              Cindy Riegel

 

 

 

 

BY:               ATTEST:

              Cindy Riegel              Clerk or Deputy Clerk