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August 7, 2017

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING        )                                                                                           LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT     )                                                                                                         August 7, 2017


The Board of Fremont County Commissioners met in Special 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.  County Clerk and Clerk of the Board Julie A. Freese was present and Treasurer Scott Harnsberger and Deputy Assessor Angie Wilson were present in the audience.


County Assessor Tara Berg provided an update on the process required for Special District Budget Requirements.  She and County Clerk Julie Freese held a training earlier in the year and Freese developed a checklist for the Districts to aid in that process.  Freese noted there will be a training at the upcoming Wyoming Association of County Officers to the Commissioners and Assessors Associations regarding law changes as related to Commissioners’ and Assessors’ responsibilities.  She stated the training was well attended; however, recommended a mandatory training for those Districts not represented this year.  She reminded the Commissioners they had agreed that, beginning next year, the Commissioners will request each Special District Board to present their Proposed Budget which is due June 1st.   Final Budgets are then due July 20th.  Chairman Becker suggested these budget hearings occur in May so that communication can take place regarding the District budget requirements and filing deadlines.  These hearings will further provide an opportunity to review budget reserves.


Assessor Berg stated that Jeffrey City Fire District has, of August 2, 2017, only filed a Proposed Budget, and did not request any funding for 2017-2018. Another concern is the required budget hearing is not scheduled until August 10th, after the Mill Levies have been.  Statutorily the budget hearing must be held no later than the third Thursday in July.  Treasurer Harnsberger recommended the Commissioners approve a Mill Levy for the Jeffrey City Fire District as the State of Wyoming Department of Audit will notify his Office that the District is not in compliance and ask that the Treasurer hold the money and not distribute until statutory requirements are met.  Berg cautioned the Board that the most the District can apply for is 3 Mills ($31,982), and that should not be automatic but based on their budget and what is needed for the District to operate.


Assessor Berg proceeded to present the FY 2017-2018 Mill Levies.


Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, that the following is hereby certified as a full, true and complete copy of the tax levies made by the Board of County Commissioners of Fremont County, Wyoming at their Special Meeting held on the 7th day of August, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.


(STATE) State General Fund                                                                0.000 Mills

(STATE) State School Fund (Foundation)                                         12.000 Mills


It is hereby ordered by the Commissioners that the said levies as heretofore fixed by the State Board of Equalization be, and they are hereby, declared the levies upon each and every dollar of valuation of taxable property, real and personal, in Fremont County, Wyoming for State Revenue for FY 2017-2018.


Various levies for County purposes were set as follows:




* General County                                                                                7.258 Mills

* County Library                                                                                2.536 Mills

* County Fair                                                                                      1.079 Mills

* County Museum                                                                                 .835 Mills

* County Recreation                                                                              .292 Mills

* Boards within the 12 Mill limit


(STATE) County School Levy                                                                       6 .000 Mills

Community College                                                                            5.000 Mills

Community College (BOCHES)                                                           .500 Mills

Bonds                                                                                      1.419 Mills

Weed & Pest Control District                                                               .989 Mills

Special Weed and Pest Management                                                     .946 Mills

Solid Waste Disposal District                                                             3.000 Mills



Dubois Fire District                                                                            3.000 Mills

Fremont County Fire District                                                             3.000 Mills

Riverton Fire District                                                                          3.000 Mills

Jeffrey City Fire District                                                                     3.000 Mills



Dubois Cemetery District                                                                   1.155 Mills

Mountain View Cemetery District                                                     1.126 Mills

Shoshoni/Lysite Cemetery District                                                      .527 Mills



Popo Agie Conservation District                                                        1.000 Mills

Dubois/Crowheart Conservation District                                           1.000 Mills

Lower Wind River Conservation District                                             .858 Mills



Farview Water and Sewer District                                                     Special

Red Fox Water and Sewer District                                                    Special

Warm Springs Water and Sewer District                                            Special

South Lander Industrial Park Special Improvement District             Special

Spencer Home Sites Special Improvement District                            Special

Jeffrey City Water and Sewer District                                               8.000 mills

Mountain View Acres Improvement District                                     Special

Mountain View Acres Culinary                                                          Special

Raintree Improvement District                                                           Special

Taylor Watershed                                                                                Special

Enterprise Watershed                                                                          Special

Lucky 13 Water District                                                                     Special


Notice was given by the various School Districts in Fremont County certifying the amounts required and voted as Special Tax for FY 2017-2018 in their respective districts as hereinafter set forth:




S.D. No. 1       Recreation: 1.000 Mill General: 25.000 Mills

Fremont County BOCES:  .500 Mill

S.D. No. 2       Recreation: 1.00 Mill              General: 25.000 Mills

Fremont County BOCES:  .500 Mill      Adult Education: 2.00 Mills

S.D. No. 6       Recreation:   .750 Mill General: 25.000 Mills

Fremont County BOCES:  .25 Mill        Northwest BOCES:  .25 Mill

S.D. No. 14     Recreation: 1.000 Mill General: 25.000 Mills

Fremont County BOCES: .500 Mill     Northwest BOCES: .500 Mill

Region V BOCES: .500 Mill

S.D. No. 21:    Recreation: 1.000 Mill General: 25.000 Mills

Fremont County BOCES:  .500 Mill   Northwest BOCES:  .500 Mill

Region V BOCES: .500 Mill

S.D. No. 24:    Recreation: 1.000 Mill General: 25.000 Mills

Fremont County BOCES:   .500 Mill      Northwest BOCES:  .05 Mill

S.D. No. 25     Recreation: 1.000 Mill General: 25.000 Mills

Fremont County BOCES:  .500 Mill    Northwest BOCES:  .25 Mill

S.D. No. 38     Recreation: 1.000 Mill General: 25.000 Mills


It appearing to the Board that several of the School Districts require a tax levy in each of the several districts for the retirement of their bonds and interest thereon, it is hereby ordered by the Board of County Commissioners that the following levies be, and are hereby made and levied upon and against each and every dollar of valuation of taxable property, real and personal, within the limits of the following numbered School Districts in Fremont County, Wyoming for the purpose of retiring their bonds and interest thereon as follows, to-wit:


S.D. No. 1                                                                                           2.212 Mills

S.D. No. 2                                                                                           0.000 Mills

S.D. No. 6                                                                                           0.000 Mills

S.D. No. 14                                                                                         5.903 Mills

S.D. No. 21                                                                                         0.000 Mills

S.D. No. 24                                                                                         0.000 Mills

S.D. No. 25                                                                                         0.000 Mills

S.D. No. 38                                                                                         0.000 Mills


Board affidavits from the Councils of the various incorporated cities and towns in Fremont County, Wyoming were presented certifying that said Councils have duly passed, adopted and approved an Ordinance fixing and determining the amount of money necessary for FY 2017-18 in their respective city or town as hereinafter set forth.  It is hereby ordered by the Board of County Commissioners that a Special Tax be, and the same is hereby, made and levied upon and against each and every dollar of valuation of taxable property, real and personal, within the respective incorporated cities and town as shown by the last assessment or rolls of said Fremont County, Wyoming:


City of Lander, Gen. City Tax                                                           8.000 Mills

City of Riverton, Gen. City Tax                                                         5.000 Mills

Town of Shoshoni, Gen. Town Tax                                                    8.000 Mills

Town of Hudson, Gen. Town Tax                                                      8.000 Mills

Town of Dubois, Gen. Town Tax                                                       5.000 Mills

Town of Pavillion, Gen. Town Tax                                                    8.000 Mills


Assessor Tara Berg proceeded to read the Valuation Oath pursuant to WS 18-3-204(a)(vii).


There being no further business, Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn the Special Meeting 9:35 a.m.  Motion carried unanimously.













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