Fremont County Courthouse
450 North 2nd Street
Lander, WY  82520
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August 1, 2017 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                             AUGUST 1, 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, Ray Price, Jennifer McCarty and Clarence Thomas.  Fremont County Clerk Julie A. Freese was present for the meeting.

 

Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the Agenda as amended.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held July 25, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to accept the regular bills for payment.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
A & I Distributors
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies/Service
$2,628.73
American Family & Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$10,294.07
American Heritage Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$35.62
AXA Equitable PEDC
Segregated
Annuity
$250.00
Bank of the West
Segregated
Credit Card Charges
$2,309.91
Bill Jones Plumbing & Heating
Segregated
Supplies
$1,104.76
Bill’s Quality Auto Glass
Vehicle Maintenance
Windshield Repair
$333.46
Black Hills Energy
Fremont County Ambulance
Utility Service
$15.99
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming
Co Admin
Health Insurance Claims
$318,841.95
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming
Co Admin
Health Insurance
$33,543.27
Charter Communications
Segregated
Internet Service
$138.62
Child Support Services/ORS
Payroll
Child Support
$564.00
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Payroll
Garnishment
$624.70
Clifford, Gregory P. MD PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$552.00
CNA Surety
Clerk of District Court
Surety Bond
$100.00
Collection Professionals Insurance
Payroll
Garnishment
$100.00
Colonial Life & Accident Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$188.22
Communication Technologies, Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Radio Installation
$157.00
Dubois Search & Rescue
Search & Rescue
Reimbursement
$730.00
Electrical Dynamics, Inc
County Buildings
Services/Repairs
$438.42
Extra Packaging LLC
County Coroner
Supplies
$2,473.00
Fremont Chevrolet GMC
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$162.49
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Health Insurance
$289,095.00
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Withholding/FICA
$213,532.28
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Section 125 Benefits
$47,139.25
Fremont County Treasurer
Health Benefit Plan
Form 720
$1,362.27
G Bar G Veterinary
County Sheriff
Dog Boarding
$600.00
Great West Trust
Segregated
Wyoming Benefits
$5,355.00
Healthsmart Benefit Solutions
Segregated
Insurance
$928.00
Help for Health
Hospice Operations
2017-2018 Allocation
$150,000.00
High Country Senior Citizens
Health & Welfare
2017-2018 Allocation
$4,000.00
Jeffres, Mary Jo
Detention Center
Evaluation Services
$350.00
Lander Medical Clinic PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$595.77
Lander Valley Physicians Practices
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$376.00
Master’s Touch LLC
County Treasurer
Postage Property Tax Billing
$11,850.00
Mid-Amer Research Chemical
County Buildings
Supplies
$94.29
Mountain Dental PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$687.00
National Business Systems, Inc
County Treasurer
Postage Prepayment
$2,000.00
New York Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$276.00
Northern Arapahoe Child Support
Payroll
Child Support
$598.78
Office Shop Inc, The
County Commission
Service Agreement
$55.30
OR Dept. of Justice
Payroll
Child Support
$500.94
Palace Pharmacy
Detention Center
Inmate Prescriptions
$17,250.50
Richardson, Debbie
County Treasurer
Reimburse Mileage/Expenses
$359.81
Riverton, City of
County Buildings
Water/Sewer
$907.63
Sagewest Health Care
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$2,994.63
State Disbursement Unit
Payroll
Child Support
$1,119.00
Stroupe Pest Control, Inc
County Buildings
Pest Control
$200.00
Telewest IV, Inc
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$5,269.16
Terrance R. Martin PC
Public Defender
Rent
$450.00
Total Net Salaries
Segregated
Salaries
$624,191.77
Western Health Screening
Health Benefit Plan
Health Fair
$1,499.00
Wind River Radiology PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$291.00
WY SDU
Payroll
Child Support
$830.00
Wyo Child Support Enforcement
Segregated
Child Support
$750.00
Wyo Dept of Workforce Services
Co Admin
Workers Comp
$130.19
Wyoming Behavioral Institute
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$7,535.00
Wyoming Retirement System
Co Admin
Contributions
$144,105.75
Wyoming.com
CAST
Internet Services
$1,074.12

$1,913,939.65
Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to accept a voucher from Fremont Counseling Service in the amount of $6,815.00 for May and June Title 25 patients.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Fremont County Equipment and Vehicle Procurement Forms (Sheriff’s Office 2017 Emergency Vehicle/Patrol Trucks (2) and 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan and Transportation Department 2018 Transport Truck with Kubota System); 2) two letters to Bureau of Indian Affairs answering questions posed concerning applications for the acquisition of land by the United States to be held in trust for the use and benefit of the Northern Arapaho Tribe; and 3) Record of Proceedings.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve Amendment Number One to the Cooperative Agreement between the Wyoming Department of Transportation and the Fremont County Commission for the Lysite Railroad Crossing.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Contract between Fremont County Government and Fremont Counseling Service.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Business Associates Agreement between Western Health Screening and Fremont County.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Fiscal Year 2018 Contract for Services to Victims of Crime between the Office of the Attorney General, Division of Victim Services, and Fremont County Attorney Victim Witness Program.  Motion carried unanimously.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Wyoming and the Commissioners of Fremont County.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  1) Volunteers of America Center of Hope Dedication on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.; and 2) U.S. Census Bureau invitation to participate in the 2020 Census Local Update of Census Addresses Operation (County Clerk Julie Freese to be contact person).

 

There was nobody present for the Public Comment period.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given:

 

Chairman Becker recommended a memo be sent to County Departments regarding Eclipse issues as he has received calls from several Department Heads stating people want to watch it from rooftops, if it is a work day, closure of parking lots, etc.  He asked the Board to consider doing evaluations on Department Heads, similar to the process used over a year ago.  This information will be forwarded to the Board to determine if they wish to follow the same procedure or develop a new one.  He would like to complete all Department Head evaluations between September and December.

 

Public Health Nurse Manager Kathleen Laidlaw joined the meeting to express her concerns related to the Eclipse, specifically staff driving between Lander and Riverton.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese stated she has been notified that the County website designer (WYOLUTION) is closing their business; however, the site hosting will still be available.  She stated ISS Supervisor Kevin Shultz has some ideas on upgrading the website.  Chairman Becker recommended a committee be developed consisting of County website users to further discuss the issue.

 

County Treasurer Scott Harnsberger reviewed salary adjustments made to his office staff and explained his thought process in doing so.

 

Fremont County Planning Department Director Steve Baumann presented a proposed plat for Muddy Dog Subdivision, a one lot simple subdivision approximately 10.5 miles south of the City of Lander and approximately one mile west of the intersection of Red Canyon and Peaks Road.    Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Muddy Dog Subdivision.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session with County Planner Steve Baumann regarding potential litigation.  Motion carried unanimously.  Deputy County Attorney Jodi Darrough was present.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese proceeded to review policies and procedures.  The Credit Card Policy was discussed the previous week and small changes made and she reviewed the amended document.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Credit Card Policy, as amended.  Motion carried unanimously.  She further presented policies that are now titled “Code of Employer-Employee Relations”, remaining from the previous Personnel Policy Handbook after the Benefits were removed.

 

In another matter, County Clerk Julie Freese reminded the Board that the Mill Levy Setting is scheduled by statute the first Monday in August, which would be August 7, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 11:15 a.m. and reconvene for a Special Meeting on August 7, 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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