How The District Runs

How The District Runs

Three Fire Commissioners, one from each district, administers the Teton County Fire Protection District, which is the management and financial arm of the fire department. Duties are divided equally with one commissioner responsible for the personnel, one responsible for the equipment and one responsible for the financials.  The commissioners hold monthly sessions to discuss executive matters and work meetings, which are open to the public, to review and discuss district operations and finances. At the work meetings, each commissioner reads and signs the budget claims, the monthly financial statements, and the previous meeting’s minutes prior to discussing old and new business.

The Fire District is funded from taxes that are collected on improved properties only, which means that no bare, unimproved land is taxed by the district.  Commissioners draft a budget every July and hold a hearing in August to finalize it before submitting it to Teton County and ultimately the State of Idaho for approval.

As a result of the recent sizeable decrease in property values—and not an increase in the district’s budget—the mil levy has increased.  Because the commissioners are cost conscience and understand the impact on local taxpayers if the district increases its budget, the commissioners did not increase its 2011/2012 budget. In fact, the district cut its budget by 14% in order to not raise the mil levy. After implementing several cost-saving measures, the district submitted its 2012/2013 budget for approval. The commissioners worked hard to keep the mil levy increase to a minimum.

Fire Commissioner Elections

Information about elections can be found by contacting Monica Hoth, Fire District Clerk,  or by viewing countywide election information on the Teton County Idaho website HERE.

Commissioners and Support Staff

Jason Letham – Bio
District 2 Fire Commissioner,
Chairman of the Fire Commissioners
Term expires January 2018

Scott Golden – Bio
District 1 Fire Commissioner
Term expires January 2020

Kent Wagener – Bio
District 3 Fire Commissioner
Term expires January 2020

Monica Zeitz-Hoth – Bio
Administrative Assistant & Secretary to the Board of Fire Commissioners
Fire District Clerk

Commissioners Monthly Meetings:

The Fire Commissioners’ monthly meetings are held the second Monday of every month at 3:30 p.m. at the Driggs Fire Station. The public is welcome. Meeting agendas and minutes are posted to the Web site.

Meeting Agenda and Minutes:

July 10, 2017 – Agenda / Minutes
July 17, 2017 – Agenda / Minutes
July 24, 2017 – Agenda / Minutes
August 14, 2017 – Agenda / Minutes

January 9, 2017 – Agenda / Minutes
February 13, 2017 – Agenda / Minutes
March 13, 2017 – Agenda / Minutes
April 18, 2017 – Agenda / Minutes

July 12, 2016 – Agenda / Minutes
August 9, 2016 – Agenda / Minutes
September 12, 2016 ASD Meeting– Agenda
September 12, 2016 – Agenda  / Minutes

April 12, 2016 – Agenda / Minutes
May 3, 2016 – Agenda ASD Visit
May 4, 2016 – Agenda ASD Visits
May 09, 2016 – Agenda  / Minutes

January 12, 2016 – Agenda / Minutes
January 21, 2016 – Agenda / Minutes
January 25, 2016 ASD Meeting Agenda
January 26, 2016 ASD Meeting Agenda

December 8, 2015 – Agenda / Minutes
November 10, 2015 – Agenda / Minutes
October 13, 2015 – Agenda / Minutes
September 22, 2015 – Agenda / Minutes

September 11, 2017 – Agenda / Minutes
TBD, 2017 – Agenda / Minutes
TBD, 2017 – Agenda / Minutes
TBD, 2017 – Agenda / Minutes

April 24, 2017 – Agenda / Minutes
April 24, 2017 ASD Meeting – Agenda
May 01, 2017 – Agenda / Minutes
May 08, 2017 – Agenda / Minutes

October 3, 2016 Meeting – Agenda / Minutes
October 11, 2016 – Agenda / Minutes
October 12, 2016 ASD Meeting – Agenda
November 14, 2016 ASD Meeting – Agenda

May 09, 2016 – Agenda / Minutes
May 10, 2016 – Agenda / Minutes
May 16, 2016 ASD Meeting Agenda
June 6, 2016 ASD Meeting Agenda

February 8, 2016 ASD Meeting Agenda
February 16, 2016 – Agenda / Minutes
February 22, 2016 ASD Meeting Agenda
February 25, 2016 – Agenda / Minutes

August 2015 – Agenda / Minutes
July 2015 – Agenda / Minutes
June 2015 – Agenda / Minutes
May 2015 – Agenda / Minutes

TBD, 2017 Agenda / Minutes
TBD, 2017 Agenda / Minutes
TBD, 2017 Agenda / Minutes
TBD, 2017 Agenda / Minutes

May 16, 2017 Agenda / Minutes
May 23, 2017 Agenda / Minutes
June 12, 2017 Agenda / Minutes
June 19, 2017 Agenda / Minutes

November 14, 2016 – Agenda / Minutes
December 5, 2016 – Agenda / Minutes / Cont…
December 12, 2016 ASD Meeting – Agenda
December 27, 2016 ASD Meeting – Agenda

June 14, 2016 – Agenda / Minutes
June 27, 2016 ASD Meeting Agenda
June 27, 2016 Forest Service Agenda
July 11, 2016 ASD Meeting Agenda

March 11, 2016 – Agenda / Minutes
March 14, 2016 ASD Meeting Agenda
March 28, 2016 ASD Meeting Agenda
April 11, 2016 ASD Meeting Agenda

April 2015 – Agenda / Minutes
March 2015 – Agenda / Minutes
February 2015 – Agenda / Minutes
January 2015 – Agenda / Minutes