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September 12, 2017 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                  SEPTEMBER 12, 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, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Agenda as amended.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on September 5, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

Each of the bills are listed below in the following format: Vendor Name-Department-Description-Total Cost.

 

Ace Hardware Lander-Segregated-Materials/Supplies-$723.38; Ace Hardware Riverton-Segregated-Materials/Supplies-$50.35; Alsco Inc.-Segregated-Laundry-$192.04; Bailey Enterprises, Inc.-Segregated-Bulk Fuel/Parts/Service-$20,984.83; Bill Jones Plumbing & Heating-County Buildings-Materials/Supplies-$100.00; Bill’s Quality Auto Glass-Vehicle Maintenance-Windshield Repair-$273.30; Bloedorn Lumber Lander-Segregated-Materials/Supplies-$139.32; CenturyLink-Agriculture Department-Telephone Service-$360.83; CMI Teco-Transportation-Parts/Supplies-$99.60; Communication Technologies Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Maintenance Agreement/Repairs-$3,489.54; Corporate Benefits Consortium LLC-Health Benefit Plan-Insurance Services For Calendar Year 2017-$4,677.00; DOWL LLC-Mortimore Lane-Mortimore Lane Reconstruction Phase 1-$23,012.21; Fremont County Solid Waste-County Buildings-Dump Fees-$5.00; Fremont County Treasurer-Road Material Inventory-Property Tax In Lieu Of-$50,750.00; Gerard, Jonathan M.-District Court-Court Representation-$2,022.00; Grainger-County Buildings-Materials/Supplies-$48.04; Honnen Equipment-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$2,467.75; Jack’s Truck & Equipment-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts-$300.94; John Deere Financial-Vehicle Maintenance-Materials/Supplies-$18.24; Lander Medical Clinic PC-Family Planning Services-Family Planning-$1,000.00; Lander, City Of-Segregated-Water/Sewer-$3,645.45; Marshall & Swift-County Assessor-Office/Field  Manuals-$984.15; Mountain Drivetrain-Vehicle Maintenance-Supplies/Equipment-$49.60; NAPA Auto Parts Riverton-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$742.27; Norco Inc.-Segregated-Rentals/Oxygen/Supplies-$3,365.39; Office Shop Inc., The-Segregated-Service Agreements-$40.04; O’Reilly Automotive Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$253.19; Riverton Ranger, Inc.-Segregated-Advertising-$7,141.94; Rocky Mountain Power-Segregated-Utilities-$14,277.97; SageWest Health Care-Health & Welfare-Title 25-$5,950.00; Shoshoni, Town Of-Transportation-Water/Sewer-$50.00; Smith Medical Partners LLC-Family Planning Services-Medical Supplies-$586.80; Thos. Y. Pickett & Co Inc.-County Assessor-Contractual Services-$21,325.00; Valley Lumber & Supply Co Inc.-County Buildings-Materials/Supplies-$12.12; Verizon Wireless-Segregated-Cellphone Service-$238.54; Western Printing, Inc.-County Assessor-Printed Supplies-$462.31; Wilson, Desiree-District Court-Public Defenders Court-$142.50; Wind River Transportation Authority-Cast-Bus Pass-$5.00; Woodworkers Supply Inc.-County Buildings-Materials/Supplies-$22.85; Wyoming G A L Program-District Court-Guardians Ad Litem Fees-$3,806.25

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Sympathy cards; 2) FMLA Training Certificates; and 3) Record of Proceedings.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Amendment Number One to the Grant Agreement between the Wyoming Business Council and Fremont County for the Cameco/Dry Creek Road.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a WYDOT Extension of Lease Agreement for the premises located at Richardson Pit.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Memorandum of Understanding between the State of Wyoming, Department of Corrections and Fremont County and Fremont County Fair Board for mutual exchange of resources in the event of an emergency situation.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  1) Local Government Liability Pool memo regarding Nominations for Board Vacancies; 2) Notice that the Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee, including representatives from the counties, tribes and municipalities, has developed a Hazard Mitigation Plan to identify hazard mitigation goals and a variety of mitigation projects with the intent of reducing losses from hazard events before they occur again, and set the public comment period from September 7-21, 2017; and 3) Dedication Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting for the Community Entry Services’ Solar Project on September 20th at 2:00 p.m.

 

The Public Comment period was held.

 

Wind River Transportation Authority Director Gary Michaud gave statistics on the ridership record set in July of 2017 totaling 4,500 (compared to one year ago July totals of 1,900).  Present in the audience was Lander Mayor Delbert McOmie, Council Member Monte Richardson and Fremont County Planner Steve Baumann.  The Fremont County Association of Governments Joint Powers Board was formed to include all Mayors and County Commission and WRTA operates under their umbrella.  Michaud asked the Board consider WRTA utilizing the Fremont County fuel system.

 

Jim Gores, James Gores and Associates, was joined by Deputy County Attorney Jodi Darrough to review Task Order No. 5 to the Master Agreement for the Moneta-Lysite Road Widening project.  Additional funding is required for the firm’s work required for Bureau of Land Management environmental assessments, which could total up to $100,000 before the project is completed in acquiring the right of way.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve Task Order No. 5 as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese will attend a Corporations Committee meeting next week and further present at the upcoming WACO meeting the end of the month in Cheyenne information regarding Elections in Wyoming

 

County Coroner Mark Stratmoen presented a monthly report.

 

 

Fremont County Wellness Coordinator Penny Fahey presented a 2017 Wellness Program Annual Report.  Executive Health Insurance Committee member Margy Irvine was present in the audience.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese reviewed the updated County Vehicle Policy and Procedures and Mileage Reimbursement Policy.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the documents.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session with Susan Shipley for personnel.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

William Miller, Miller & Fasse PC, was joined by Chris Stevens, to submit a Petition to Vacate a Portion of County Highway known as Little Warm Springs Creek Road.  Present in the audience was County Planner Steve Baumann and Deputy County Clerk Margy Irvine.  The Petition for Vacation was made pursuant to W.S. 24-3-101(b).  The Petition submitted was deemed sufficient per W.S. 24-3-101(b) and the next step is to appoint a Viewer (W.S. 24-3-103).  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to appoint Steve Baumann as Viewer regarding the Petition to Vacate a Portion of County Highway Known as Little Warm Springs Creek Road.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Steve Baumann presented the final version of the Fremont County Subdivision Regulations.  The 45 day Public Comment period ended the previous week and the one change to remove “any addition of an Ingress/Egress easement” from the definition of a Re-Plat has been incorporated into the final copy.  No further comments have been received.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to adopt the Fremont County Subdivision Regulations.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session regarding personnel.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 12:35 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on September 19, 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

 

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