June 26, 2017 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
STATE OF WYOMING ) LANDER, WYOMING
) ss. OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
COUNTY OF FREMONT ) JUNE 26, 2017
The Board of Fremont County Commissioners met in Special Session at 5:30 p.m. with the following members present: Chairman Travis Becker, Vice-Chairman Larry Allen, Jennifer McCarty and Clarence Thomas. Commissioner Price was absent for personal reasons. Fremont County Clerk Julie A. Freese was present for the meeting.
A Public Hearing was held, as advertised, to hear comments regarding the E-911 Special Revenue Fund and Fremont County’s Fiscal Year 2017-18 proposed budget. Eleven people were present in the audience (a complete list is on file in the Commissioners’ Office).
The hearing opened with the E-911 Budget hearing. Communications Supervisor Carl Freeman gave an update on both the E-911 and Dispatch budget, and stated all anticipated revenue will come from User Fees from agencies for which Dispatch provides a service for and from the 911 surcharge money collected from each traditional and wireless devices. Effective July 2016, pre-paid wireless collection began. Freeman gave his recommendation to keep this surcharge at $.75 per line for a projected total of $315,000. FY 2017-18 will have all agencies paying at 100% of actuals. There were no comments from the audience on the proposed budgets for E-911.
Chairman Becker asked County Clerk Julie Freese to give an overview of the budget process to date.
Public comment was held:
Sydney Moller, director of the Fremont County Alliance Against Domestic Violence, asked the Board reconsider their decision not to provide any funding to the program for the upcoming fiscal year.
Shelly Mbonu, Volunteers of America Center of Hope Director, requested the Board reconsider their budget request of $75,000. The Board had approved funding of $60,000 for the upcoming fiscal year.
Noel Cooper, Injury Prevention Resources, stated the County funded the program $15,000 the previous year but had not provided any funding in the proposed budget for the new fiscal year.
There being no further comments from the audience, Chairman Becker expressed appreciation from the Commissioners for the cooperation from the Elected Officials and Department Heads to look at cuts they could make to their departments to help balance the budget for FY 2017-2018.
Commissioner McCarty and Thomas reflected on the budget as well.
There being no further business, the Public Hearing closed at 6:25 p.m.
/s/ TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN
FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
/s/ JULIE A. FREESE, COUNTY CLERK AND CLERK OF THE BOARD