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June 27, 2017 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                                 JUNE 27, 2017

 

OFFICIAL MINUTES

 

The Board of Fremont County Commissioners met in Regular Session at 9:00 a.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.

 

Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Agenda as amended.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting that was held on June 20, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to accept the regular bills for payment.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
71 Construction
Bridge Repair
Contractual Services
$11,611.05
Ace Hardware-Lander
Segregated
Materials/Supplies
$215.81
B & B Enterprises LLC
Planning
Signs/Supplies
$120.75
B & T Fire Extinguishers Inc
County Buildings – Detention
Extinguisher Services
$100.75
B I Inc
Detention Center
Monthly Charges
$62.00
Bailey Enterprises, Inc
Inventory
Bulk Fuel Account
$17,911.48
Bill’s Quality Auto Glass
Vehicle Maintenance
Windshield Repair
$239.61
Bomgaars Supply Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Materials/Supplies
$602.95
Capital Business Systems Inc
Transportation
Supplies/Service Contracts
$157.17
Carquest Auto Parts
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$2,417.79
Central WY Outpatient Surgery Center
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$1,471.00
Charter Communications
Detention Center
Internet Charges
$213.25
Clifford, Gregory P. MD PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$7,242.00
Communication Technologies Inc
Dispatch Center
Maintenance Agreement/Repairs
$469.30
Courtney Sexton
Bridge Repair
Road Repair Project
$11,603.00
Cowboy Chemical Inc
Detention Center
Inmate Laundry/Supplies
$436.50
DeGraw, Larry R
County Sheriff
Bailiff
$240.00
Emblem Enterprises, Inc
Segregated
Uniform Patches
$477.68
Emergency Power Systems LLC
Segregated
Services
$930.54
Food Services of America
Detention Center
Prisoner Board
$928.17
Fremont Orthopaedics PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$429.00
Gem City Bone & Joint PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$881.00
Grainger
Segregated
Materials/Supplies
$1,153.58
Griffin, Bette J.
Victim Services – Attorney
Travel
$23.20
Hague Auto Body
Victim Services – Attorney
Repairs/Parts
$150.00
Headsets.com, Inc
Clerk of District Court
Phone Headset
$295.90
Herman, Dale A.
Victim Services – Attorney
Trial
$24.81
Inberg-Miller Engineers
Segregated
Dry Creek Road/Riverview Road
$16,194.26
Information Systems Consult Inc
Dispatch Center
Service Agreement
$1,100.00
Int’l Academies of Emergency Dispatch
Dispatch Center
Training
$320.00
Lander Journal
County Attorney
Subscription Renewal-Attorneys
$39.95
Lander Medical Clinic PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$2,194.62
Lander Valley Physicians Practice
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$7,880.00
Majdic, Thomas
County Attorney
Reimburse Expenses
$15.60
Matthew Bender & Co., Inc
Clerk of District Court
Wy Court Rules
$157.10
Mazet Enterprises, Inc
County Sheriff
Uniform Equipment
$348.85
Moore Medical, LLC
Fremont County WIC
Medical Supplies
$101.09
Mr D’s Food Center Inc
Detention Center
Supplies
$494.05
National Business Systems Inc
County Treasurer
Postcards
$671.31
NMS Laboratories
County Coroner
Toxicology Services
$1,215.00
Office Shop Inc, The
Segregated
Service Agreements
$2,141.16
Post, Raymond
Agriculture Department
Car Wash
$20.00
Quill Corporation
Segregated
Office/Computer Supplies
$449.70
Red Canary, Inc.
Computer Services
Security Software
$6,100.00
Sagewest Health Care
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$66,022.76
Sweetwater County Sheriff
Detention Center
Inmate Housing/Medical
$11,739.15
Sysco Montana Inc
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$6,695.52
Tweed’s Wholesale Co
Detention Center
Inmate Board
$1,635.61
Tyler Technologies Inc
County Treasurer
Tax Reminder Notice
$1,500.00
Union Telephone Company
County Sheriff
Cellphone Charges
$954.79
Urgent Care of Casper LLC
County Sheriff
Contract Services
$116.00
Wind River Power Sports
Search & Rescue
Search & Rescue
$94.84
Wind River Radiology PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$2,421.02
Wy Peace Officers Association
Segregated
Annual Membership Dues
$450.00
Wyoming Division of Victim Services
Victim Services – Attorney
Registration
$375.00
*Redacted
Health Benefit Plan
Wellness Reimbursement
$200.00

$192,055.67
The following items in the Signature File were acknowledged:  1) Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Wyoming and Commissioners of Fremont County (taken under advisement); and 2) Record of Proceedings.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve an Application/Permit to Construct Access Driveway from Lucy A. Milham for Atlantic City Road and Gannett Construction for Atlantic City Winter Road.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Memorandum of Understanding between Wyoming Department of Health, Public Health Division and Fremont County to assist with the provision of home visitations services.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve a Contract between Wyoming Department of Health, Public Health Division and Fremont County to develop public health emergency preparedness and response capability.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a National Association of Counties 2017 Credentials Voting form for Harry Harnsberger.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2017-10 declaring a state of emergency on behalf of Fremont County from flood related events that occurred on June 10th and continues.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to allow participants in the Fremont County Health Benefit Plan, whether employee and spouse, retiree and spouse, or COBRA participant, to be allowed to receive a reduction in their premium or incentive as long as they participate per the Wellness Program Plan.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given:

 

A Public Hearing was held at 9:15 a.m., as advertised, regarding Unanticipated Revenues and Budget Transfers.  Present were County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2017-14 “FY 2016-17 Budget Amendment No. 10”.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a new authorization within the Capital Revolving Fund for Buildings (Air Compressor) for $11,000 and an additional authorization for Emergency Repairs for $12,000 for a new total authorization of $157,000.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Fremont County Fair and Rodeo Manager Barney Cosner requested authorization to hold a budget hearing during a special meeting that evening.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to authorize the Fair Board’s request to amend their budget.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

 

County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix were present to discuss the budget as advertised and developments since that time.

 

Financial Assistant Joe Felix reviewed budgets as amended from the Sheriff, Detention, Search and Rescue and Transportation.

 

County Assessor:  Tara Berg was in the audience and stated she was seeing the dilemma that the Board was in and she would forego her fuel request as long as considerations of departments and their roles were taken into account across the board when the Commission was allocating money to departments and boards.  She stated she would likely have to come back for an infusion later in the year, but would be prepared to explain that need.  No changes were made to the Assessor budget.

 

County Treasurer:  No motions were made to adjust this budget and it stands as cut.

 

Fremont County Alliance Against Domestic Violence:  Discussion of giving some amount so she could continue to get her outside funding was important.  An amount of $2500 was approved for this program.

 

Injury Prevention Resources:  Commissioner Allen had talked with Undersheriff Lee regarding the bracelet idea for those on probation and while they were interested in learning more, the Sheriff’s Office is not affected; however, the courts and probation offices may be affected more.  No money was allocated for this program.

 

Volunteers of America/Center of Hope:  Commissioner Allen stated this program is very important to the county, and suggested another $5,000.  Commissioner Thomas stated that the county has taken on a lot more than some cities and towns and tribes (excluding the City of Riverton)  and hoped that more conversations of bringing more governmental agencies to help support this important program.  No more money was approved for this program.

 

Discussion was held on the E-911 fees and Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to continue the fee of $.75 per line for cell phones for the next FY 17-18.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Discussion was then held on which funds should be used to balance the budget.  Commissioner McCarty was not in favor of just using savings to balance the budget and suggested further cuts of the Library in the amount of $80,000, another $25,000 from the Recreation Commission and more cuts from the Capital Revolving Fund.  No other Commissioner was in favor of any of these actions.

 

Commissioners Allen and Becker suggested deferring the Transportation Department pickups until FY 18-19 for a cut to the Transportation budget of $4,524.  Then to split the remaining needed between the Capital Revolving Fund ($184,550) and Road Construction Fund ($184,550).  This balanced the budget.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the FY 17-18 Fremont County Budget.   Motion carried unanimously.

 

Chairman Becker thanked the Departments, Elected Officials and Off Line Boards for helping them get to a balanced budget.

 

Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session with Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton regarding personnel.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.  Discussion was held on another personnel matter.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to accept the recommendation from the Fremont County Transportation Superintendent to adjust personnel as necessary by promoting a Truck Driver to an Operator position and moving an Operation to a Truck Driver position, with the recommended salary adjustment to be effective July 1, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The Board was in receipt of the 2017/18 Wind River Visitor’s Council Budget Plan and had requested approval no later than June 30, 2017.  Clarence Thomas moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve the Budget Plan as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.  The Board will follow up with a letter identifying ongoing concerns.

 

Following several interviews the previous meeting, remaining interviews were held for vacancies on several County appointed boards:

Fernando Roman (Planning Commission)

Carla Crofts (Museum Board)

Harold Albright (Planning Commission)

Kristin Paulsen (Planning Commission)

 

Commissioner Allen was excused from the remainder of the meeting to attend a BLM meeting at the Lander Field Office with Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton regarding the Moneta-Lysite road project.

 

Further interviews were held:

Ron Cunningham (Recreation Commission)

Joshua McNary (Recreation Commission)

Paula Shankle (Library Board)

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to reappoint Carla Crofts to a three year term on the Fremont County Museum Board.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to re-appoint Cy Lee to a three year term on the Wind River Visitor’s Council.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to re-appoint Ron Cunningham and Joshua McNary to three year terms on the Fremont County Recreation Commission.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to appoint Paula Shankle to a three year term on the Fremont County Library Board.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Clarence Thomas moved to reappoint Harold Albright and new applicant Fernando Roman to the Fremont County Planning Commission.  Motion died for lack of a second.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to table a decision on the Planning Commission and Historic Preservation Commission appointments until the July 11, 2017 meeting when a full quorum would be present.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

There being no further business, Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 3:00 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on July 11, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Motion carried unanimously.

 

A full detailed report and the official minutes are posted on Fremont County’s website at www.fremontcountywy.org.

 

 

/s/      TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

ATTEST:

/s/      JULIE A. FREESE, COUNTY CLERK AND CLERK OF THE BOARD

 

 

 

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