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October 24, 2017 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                       OCTOBER 24, 2017

 

 

FULL DETAILED REPORT

 

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.

 

Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Agenda as amended.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on October 10, 2017, as amended.  Commissioners Larry Allen and Clarence Thomas abstained due to their absence at said meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
A & I Distributors
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$181.40
Ace Hardware Lander
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$514.53
Ace Hardware Riverton
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$172.48
Ahlers & Company
Family Planning Services
License/Support
$707.68
Airgas USA LLC
Vehicle Maintenance
Supplies
$182.95
Am. Society of Civil Engineers
Transportation
Membership Dues
$260.00
Artery Construction, Inc.
One Percent Gravel
Contract Services
$7,150.00
B I Inc.
Detention Center
Monthly Charges
$60.00
Bailey Enterprises, Inc.
Segregated
Fuel
$16,608.70
Bank of the West
Segregated
Credit Card Purchases
$53,302.02
Bank of the West Acct Analysis
Investment Pool
Bank Charges
$830.54
Biometrics4all Inc.
Detention Center
Maintenance Plan
$3,054.96
Blake, Devonne A.
Attorney Victim Services
Witness Case
$313.60
Bloedorn Lumber Lander
Transportation
Materials/Supplies
$42.64
Bullington, Shaun
One Percent Gravel
Contract Services
$1,650.00
Carquest Auto Parts
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$1,096.35
Carroll Septic Service
Transportation
Services
$150.00
Central Wyoming College
Segregated
Lease/Training Expenses
$1,352.50
CenturyLink
Segregated
Phone Services
$4,179.85
City Plumbing & Heating Inc.
County Buildings
Plumbing Supplies
$28.65
Clifford, Gregory P. M.D. P.C.
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$2,790.00
Cliffview Mobile Home Park
One Percent Gravel
Contract Services
$7,067.50
Clinical Colleagues Inc.
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$2,250.00
Communication Technologies Inc.
Support Services
Maintenance/Repairs
$3,489.54
Coulter, Kevin
County Attorney
Reimbursement
$40.40
Crane, Peter, M.D.
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$2,019.00
Decoria Maichel & Teague, P.S.
Support Services
Audit Fees
$18,000.00
Denevan, Danny L.
One Percent Gravel
Contract Services
$5,005.00
DOWL LLC
Mortimore Lane Reconstruction
Construction Management
$13,156.25
Eagle Uniform & Supply Co
Vehicle Maintenance
Laundry Services
$67.63
Eaton Sales & Service, LLC
Fuel Facility
Parts/Supplies
$1,406.98
Electrical Dynamics, Inc.
Capital Asset Acquisitions
Services/Repairs
$1,100.00
Enos, Royal L.
One Percent Gravel
Contract Services
$2,475.00
Fleetpride Inc.
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$751.85
Fremont Motors Lander
Capital Asset Acquisitions
Vehicle Purchases
$66,629.12
Fremont Orthopaedics P.C.
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$12,842.00
Fremont Therapy Group LLC
Detention Center
Inmate Therapy
$1,488.00
Grainger
Segregated
Materials/Supplies
$227.84
Hancock, Timothy
County Attorney
Reimburse Expenses
$22.40
Harnsberger, H. Scott
County Treasurer
Reimburse Expenses
$269.93
High Plains Power, Inc.
Segregated
Utility Services
$1,077.05
HistoriCorps
Simpson Lake Lodge
Restoration
$24,441.00
Honnen Equipment
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$27.96
Hudson’s Funeral Home
Health & Welfare
Funeral Charges
$1,800.00
Jack’s Truck & Equipment
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$284.64
Jeffres, Mary Jo
Detention Center
Evaluation Services
$450.00
Johnson, Sherry
County Sheriff
Reimburse Expenses
$20.00
Lander Journal
District Court
Subscription Renewal
$39.95
Lander’s Mill
Transportation
Scale Fee
$7.00
Lawson Products, Inc.
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$36.24
Little America Hotels & Resorts
County Assessor
Lodging/Meals/Phone
$652.06
LL Smith Trucking
One Percent Gravel
Contract Services
$1,457.50
Lowham Surgery
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$123.50
Majdic, Thomas
County Attorney
Reimburse Expenses
$39.20
Mark’s Auto Sales & Towing
Abandoned Vehicles
Vehicle Towing
$190.00
McKay, Katherine G.
District Court
Court Appointment
$195.00
Mountain Dental P.C.
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$1,355.00
Mountain West Towing LLC
Abandoned Vehicles
Vehicle Towing
$358.00
Mr. D’s Food Center Inc.
Detention Center
Supplies
$419.68
NMS Laboratories
County Coroner
Toxicology Services
$1,355.00
Norco Inc.
Segregated
Supplies
$316.77
Novo Benefits
Health Benefit Plan
Insurance Services
$4,677.00
Office Shop Inc., The
Segregated
Service Agreement
$541.27
One Stop Market
Search & Rescue
Search & Rescue
$31.51
O’Reilly Automotive Inc.
Segregated
Parts/Supplies
$32.74
Palace Pharmacy
Detention Center
Inmate Prescriptions
$14,602.26
Pavillion, Town of
County Buildings
Water
$97.00
Perry’s Truck & Diesel Inc.
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$335.44
Phillips, Adam E.
District Court
Court Representation
$806.25
Post, Raymond
Segregated
Car Wash
$70.41
Quill Corporation
Segregated
Office/Computer Supplies
$452.36
R C Lock & Key
County Buildings
Keys/Supplies/Services
$82.77
Reed’s Moghaun Office Supply
Segregated
Office Supplies
$332.51
Relx, Inc.
County Attorney
Research Subscription
$60.00
Riverton Physician Practices LLC
Segregated
Drug Testing
$772.00
Riverton Ranger, Inc.
Segregated
Advertising
$3,998.55
Rocky Mountain Boilers, Inc.
County Buildings
Services
$2,700.00
Rocky Mountain Logistics, Inc.
One Percent Gravel
Contract Services
$2,970.00
Rocky Mountain Power
County Buildings
Utilities
$1,590.49
Safeway, Inc.
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$566.02
Service Plumbing & Heating, Co.
Riverton Library Project
Drainage Pipe
$835.68
Sinks Canyon, Inc.
One Percent Gravel
Contract Services
$1,705.00
Skaggs Companies, Inc.
County Sheriff
Uniforms/Supplies
$268.90
Snider, Yvonne
Sheriff Victim Services
Reimburse Expenses
$183.20
Stevens, Cynthia B. M.D.
CAST
Clinical Supervision
$150.00
Stotz Equipment
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Equipment/Supplies
$467.26
Stroupe Pest Control Inc.
Segregated
Pest Control
$815.00
Sweetwater Aire LLC
Capital Asset Acquisitions
New Air Compressor
$10,174.45
Sweetwater County Sheriff
Detention Center
Inmate Housing
$11,895.00
Sysco Montana Inc.
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$12,389.88
Talkington, Kay
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$189.00
Taylor Creek Exxon
County Sheriff
Car Wash
$14.00
Traveling Computers
Computer Services
Computer Supplies/Services
$2,211.96
T Y Excavation Inc.
Transportation
Dubois Road Maintenance
$6,007.50
Valley Lumber & Supply Co Inc.
County Buildings Detention
Materials/Supplies
$14.39
Verizon Wireless
Segregated
Cellphone Services
$189.09
Vision Medical
County Coroner
Supplies
$509.00
WCS Telecom
Segregated
Phone Services
$729.65
Western Printing, Inc.
County Assessor
Printed Supplies
$236.98
Wilkerson, James A, IV, M.D. P.C.
County Coroner
Autopsy
$1,200.00
Wind River Auto Parts LLC
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$292.05
Wind River Towing
Abandoned Vehicles
Abandon Vehicle Towing
$160.00
WY Cardiopulmonary Services P.C.
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$586.00
Wyoming Dept. of Transportation
Segregated
Fuel/Yearly Rent
$1,541.41
Wyoming Public Health Lab
Segregated
Inmate Medical/Lab Fees
$380.00
Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to accept a voucher from Wyoming Behavioral Institute in the amount of $4,110 and Fremont Counseling Service in the amounts of $3,480, $2,755 and $3,190 for the months of July, August and September, respectively, for Title 25 patients.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Abatement Summary cover page; 2) Bureau of Indian Affairs notice of agency consideration of three applications for acquisition of land by the United States to be held in trust for the use and benefit of the Northern Arapaho Tribe (taken under advisement); 3) Columbus Day Safety Training ALICE Certificates; and 4) record of proceedings.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve an Application/Permit to Construct Access Driveway submitted by John Falls for Shoshone Lake Road.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Surety Bond for H. Scott Harnsberger, Fremont County Treasurer.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Payroll Insert request from Aflac (Steve Gerber) for notification of open enrollment.  Motion carried unanimously.  Receipt of the required $20 fee was acknowledged.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Wyoming Health Office contract with Fremont County Family Planning for Title X funding for the contract period from October 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  1) County Treasurer’s Abstract Statement annual report to the Commission of the source and amount of all receipts and the purpose upon reconciliation of all accounts by the treasurer as required by W.S. 18-3-515.  Said Abstract was acknowledged as received.  2) State of Wyoming Department of Audit, Public Funds Division, notice of Special Districts in Fremont County that have not filed an annual report as required by State Statute.  County Clerk Freese will follow up with a reminder to the entities, and if still noncompliant, the County Attorney’s Office will send out a letter.  3) Digital Mixer information as submitted by Building Maintenance Supervisor in regards to the speaker system in the Commissioners’ Chambers.  The information will be scheduled on an upcoming meeting agenda for further discussion.

 

There was nobody present for the public comment period.

 

Deputy County Civil Attorney Jodi Darrough stated the vehicle retrofit is completed to transport Title 25 patients and she is drafting an Independent Contractor job description; however, she has several items she would like the Commissioners to think about (budget to pay contractor, rate of pay, training requirement, etc.).  The topic will be scheduled at a later meeting for further discussion in which Fremont Counseling Executive Director Scott Hayes could be in attendance.

 

Lander Vehicle Maintenance Department Supervisor Brad Meredith reviewed two quotes for engine repairs for a motor grader.  The unit, stationed in the Jeffrey City area, has already been transported to Wyoming Machinery Co. in Casper and he is awaiting authorization on which option the County wants to pursue.  Meredith reviewed the quotes:  Engine directly from Cat for a cost of $35,360.34 with a one year parts warranty and the other from Wyoming Machinery Company at a cost of $36,614.20 with a three year parts warranty (8,000 hour warranty).  Meredith stated the difference in price ($1,153.86) is because Wyoming Machinery Co. rebuilds the engine which results in a better warranty coverage and he recommended the rebuild engine cost of $36,614.20 from Wyoming Machinery Co.  Vice-Chairman Allen also recommended that hoses be replaced at the same time, if needed, while the engine is out of the motor grader, which could result in additional costs.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve purchase of a rebuilt engine from Wyoming Machinery Co. and possible hose costs not to exceed $40,000, with funding from the Capital Revolving Fund Emergency Repair Line Item.  Motion carried unanimously.  Meredith stated he is still waiting to see if a loaner would be available from the Company and informed the Board that there are three other motor graders within the County as backups until this motor grader is back in service in December.

 

Commission liaison Larry Allen had requested Brad Meredith develop three categories of Mechanic classifications (Shop Supervisor, Lead Mechanic and Mechanic) for review.  Currently only one designation exists (Mechanic) and due to not refilling the Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor in charge of both shops several years ago, the tenured Mechanics in both shops are currently operating as Supervisors, with Meredith the Supervisor in Lander and Steve Leonhardt in Riverton.  Earlier, the Commissioners had accepted Meredith’s recommendation to adjust a Mechanic to a higher salary to act as backup, which created issues as it was not a promotion to another job classification but simply a salary adjustment.  As the Riverton Mechanic Supervisor has announced his retirement effective November 7th, Leonhardt has recommended an in-house Mechanic take his place.  Again, no salary or job description differentiation is in place.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve filling the upcoming budgeted Mechanic position in the Riverton Shop.  Motion carried unanimously.  Commissioner Allen will work up a pay scale for each proposed Mechanic position for review at the next meeting.  The decision to adjust a salary for a current Mechanic for the Supervisory position was tabled pending discussion during the November 7th meeting regarding the development of three separate Mechanic positions for each shop with applicable salaries.

 

Brad Meredith reviewed an Accident Report involving a Building Maintenance vehicle.  Three bids were reviewed, ranging from $1,605 to $1,954 and Meredith recommended the unit be repaired in house.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to accept the Lander Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor’s recommendation to fix the vehicle in house at a cost not to exceed $950 with funding from the Building Maintenance Department.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Courthouse Security and Safety Committee Chairman J.R. Oakley thanked the Commissioners for allowing employees to attend the ALICE safety training on Columbus Day, in which the Courthouse was closed to the public.  He asked the Board to consider January 15, 2018 (Martin Luther King Day) as an In-House Safety Training and Work day for the Courthouse employees in which the practical side of the ALICE training could be held (actual scenarios) and then again, using the afternoon for regular work or cleaning.  The Board took the request under advisement.

 

Fremont County Assessor Tara Berg updated the Board on a recent retirement within her office and, after shifting staff, will have a Field Appraiser position vacant.  Deputies Angela Wilson and Mike Klaassen were present in the audience.  Berg requested permission to refill the position at a beginning salary of $31,000.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to authorize filling the position. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton was joined by Chris Hamilton, Hamilton Land Surveying, who requested the Commissioners’ approval of an application to the State of Wyoming, Office of State Lands & Investments, for a County road right-of-way on a portion of East Fork Road.  Landowner Mike Pierle, present in the audience, had previously requested a right-of-way from the State to his property and was informed they cannot grant the easement as there is not a public easement to connect to.  The State asked that a right-of-way be obtained for the County portion of this Road, after which time, they can grant a right-of-way to the County, who can then grant a right-of-way to Mr. Pierle.  Hamilton stated the landowner will pay for the County’s application to the State, including Hamilton’s professional services.  Chairman Becker relayed his discussion with the Wyoming State Lands and Investment Board representative regarding this cumbersome process as there is proof this road has existed since 1928 as a legally established county road, in accordance with Wyoming State Statutes, and seeking a right-of-way should not be necessary.  He further recommended the County submit a letter outlining their concerns and objections to the process, along with the application on behalf of Mr. Pierle, as well as a letter to Legislators.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve submission of the State of Wyoming Easement Application for Roadway (Existing County Road No. 277 – East Fork Road).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton and DOWL Engineer Scott Brown reviewed the Mortimore Lane Reconstruction Project – Phase I.  Final Change Order No. 3 was reviewed regarding Jerry Bornhoft Construction’s contract modification indicating a deduction of $142,012.65 for underruns for various bid items.  The final contract price will be $1,310,279.04.  Photos of before and after were reviewed.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Change Order No. 3.  Motion carried unanimously.  The Commissioners agreed the project provides a very good end product.

 

Two FEMA projects have been identified within the County that qualifies for 75% Federal funding and 25% County funding:  South Fork Bridge and Red Canyon earthen road slides.  As the County has already contracted with HDR for engineering services with 1% funding for the Multiple Bridge Projects, Pendleton asked that Deputy County Attorney Darrough review the federal requirements to see if the County has complied with qualification based selection process so that Company could perform the bridge engineering services for South Fork Bridge as well in addition to their already contracted bridge projects.  If not allowed, Statements of Qualifications and Interest will be requested from engineering firms as soon as possible as the work needs to be done prior to spring runoff next year.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve adding the South Fork Bridge repair project to the Multiple Bridge Repairs being done by HDR, pending approval by the County Attorney’s Office.  Motion carried unanimously.  Pendleton reviewed emergency repairs performed by the County on Wilderness Road during the flood event, and the Army Corps of Engineers has given approval for the barbs to remain in place if a hydraulic and hydrology study is satisfactory that the water will not rise more than one foot due to the placements of barbs.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to move forward with hiring a consultant to perform an H&H Study to be funded by the Road Construction Fund, not to exceed $15,000.  Motion carried unanimously.  This cost also qualifies for a 75% FEMA match.  Pendleton recommended approval of the construction contract with Rieman Corporation for the SA-2 bridge repair project (Atlantic City) that had been previously bid.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the construction, pending review by the County Attorney’s Office.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

In other business, Dave Pendleton reviewed One Percent Gravel Projects completed or currently being worked on:  Soda Springs, Atlantic City, Indian Ridge and Gabes Roads.  He will provide a prioritized list to the Commissioners later in the day.

 

Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session with Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton regarding personnel.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve hiring two successful replacement Lander Truck Driver applicants, pending satisfactory background checks, at the base salary of $33,472.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to change the classification of a Truck Driver position to an Operator position in Riverton and adjust the salary accordingly for the employee to the Operator base salary of $38,000, effective November 1, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Fremont Air Service Taskforce spokesperson Missy White gave an update to the Commissioners.  Denver Air Connection has been in Fremont County for one year so good comparison numbers are available and she stressed the importance of the public knowing this airline is still in the County even though Great Lakes Airlines will be leaving.  She reviewed the importance of the airline receiving minimum revenue guarantees and expressed appreciation to Fremont County and the Cities of Lander and Riverton who have agreed to continue to contribute funds for FY 2017-2018 to meet the minimum revenue guarantee (MRG) assuring commercial air service to Fremont County.  Unlike other services, air service is an investment for tourism and economic development.  The Summary of Economic Impacts for Commercial Airports and Airline Service in Wyoming, 2013, reports that 4.7 days are spent on an average to travelers ($476 spent daily in the local communities) and the service provides critical infrastructure for business retention and recruitment.  She reviewed how Casper and Gillette manage without MRG’s; however, all other commercial airports in Wyoming have MRG with state partners, or assistance with federal funding.  Gas/Aviation prices are lower at other sites as well.  The full effect of Great West Airlines department is yet to be determined, and it is anticipated that some of their travelers will switch to DAC.  They are on track to reach approximately 8,500 enplanements in 2017, short of the 10,000 for federal grant eligibility.  A chart titled “What a difference a year makes” was reviewed that is a comparison of weekly reports for Denver Air Connection:

October 2016                                    October 2017

Avg # tickets sold daily                     19.4                                                     44.9

Total Tickets for week                      136                                                     314

Avg Ticket Price                                 $122                                                   $138

Total Revenue for week                   $16,616                                              $43,186

Other charts were reviewed:  2016 and 2017 Total Booked Revenue, Total Booked Passengers, Monthly Goal Summary, and a graph of future enplanement projections.  The future of air service was reviewed:  The State will consider service proposals from multiple agencies; they can’t publish flights for purchase until contracted and funding in place; and aeronautics and legislature working on a State-wide contract for air service (earliest start 2019).  In closing, the Commissioners thanked the FAST Committee for their ongoing work and recommended an aggressive ad campaign to inform citizens that there is still air service via Denver Air Connection.

 

Commissioner Thomas was excused from the remainder of the meeting.

 

Volunteers of America, Center of Hope Program Director Shelley Mbonu provided a first quarter report (July – September).  Highlights include:  Open House dedication for the 2,500 square feet expanded portion of the facility on August 25th; older portion of the building received new windows and awnings; a new work out center equipped with commercial grade equipment added; new laminate flooring in main area and sleeping areas; back staff parking lot received a layer of rotomill (donated by City of Riverton).  Center of Hope transitional patients have access to Intensive Outpatient through the addition of Pingora Behavioral Health.  Participated in Peace March in July and is now a member of Lander Chamber of Commerce.  The Center of Hope partners with City of Riverton and Fremont County to offer three days of close observation, as well as 14 days of social detoxification and up to three months transitional living.  They continue to work closely with the local judicial system to help facilitate treatment services to those who qualify.  So far this quarter, the have had eight referrals from the judicial system and four of those have gone to treatment.  One former judicial referral has not only completed treatment but has come back to the Center for additional transitional services.  Statistics:  Intakes 410, Unique Individuals (not repeat for the time period) 128; First Time Admissions 49; Close Observation Days 254; Social Detoxification Days 56; and Transitional Days 62.  Successes are individuals referred to and engaged in additional treatment services:  Residential Treatment 5; Outpatient Treatment 3 and Referrals to Community Programs 38.   A fundraiser to benefit the Center of Hope in Fremont County was discussed “Filling an Empty Bowl” scheduled for October 26th at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.

 

Steve Baumann was present to review his Viewer’s Report (pursuant to W.S. Statute 24-3-101) regarding the petition submitted by Three Spear Ranch to Vacate the County Road running through their property.  Counsel for the landowner Bill Miller was present in the audience.  Because there appears to have been multiple competing routes leading from Dubois to the Forest Service lands west of Dubois along Little Warm Spring Creek, Baumann’s report gave a chronological report of events and petitions leading to the eventual 1912 establishment of County Road 124, Little Warm Spring Creek Road.  In conclusion, Baumann stated “no portion of Little Warm Spring Creek Road should be vacated as its entire length provides current and long term benefits to the residents of Fremont County” and further “the owners of 1 Spring Creek Trail should be informed that access past their property is a County Road for the benefit of the general public.”  Chairman Becker stated the Viewer’s Report would be accepted into the record and further noted the Commissioners have scheduled a tour of the Road after lunch.  Commissioner Becker further noted time would be set aside on the November 14th agenda from 11:00 am – 12:00 p.m. to discuss the petition to Vacate the Little Warm Spring Creek Road.

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Larry Allen seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session with Steve Baumann for personnel.  Motion carried unanimously.  Following that session, the Commissioners continued in Executive Session with Deputy County Civil Attorney Jodi Darrough regarding legal advice.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Due to time constraints, Chairman Becker stated the Holiday Policy and IT Policy review would be postponed until the November 7th meeting.  County Clerk Julie Freese further requested the Board consider moving the Fremont County Wellness Coordinator position to its own Department instead of being part of Public Health.  This issue will be discussed on November 7th as well.  Freese also stated there are several Wyoming Retirement System seminars that she recommended be made available to County employees, possibly the afternoon of Martin Luther King Day (January 15th) if the Commissioners decide to accept the Courthouse Safety Committee’s request to close the Courthouse that day to the public in order to continue safety training in the morning.  That topic will be continued to the following meeting as well.

 

The Commissioners will travel to Dubois to tour the Little Warm Spring Creek Road following adjournment.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 12:25 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on November 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

 

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