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November 21, 2017 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                   NOVEMBER 21, 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 Deputy Clerk Margy Irvine was present for portions of the meeting.

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Clarence Thomas moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held November 14, 2017, as amended.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
Airgas USA LLC
Vehicle Maintenance
Supplies
$39.58
Anesi, Debbie J.
District Court
Jury Duty
$32.40
Anesi, Doug R.
District Court
Jury Duty
$32.40
B I, Inc.
Detention Center
Monthly Charges
$32.00
Bailey Enterprises, Inc.
Inventory
Bulk Fuel Account
$22,916.29
Bartlett, Colleen
District Court
Jury Duty
$216.00
Bearden, Mary Annette
District Court
Jury Duty
$30.00
Bill Jones Plumbing & Heating
Segregated
Parts/Services
$10,463.44
Bill Stork Autobody, Inc.
Vehicle Maintenance
Vehicle Repair
$2,736.28
Bloedorn Lumber Riverton
Riverton Library Roof/Drainage
Materials/Supplies
$165.66
Bob Barker Company, Inc.
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$874.98
Boles, Cherry L.
District Court
Jury Duty
$38.00
Bullington, Shaun
1% Gravel Projects
Contract Services
$7,040.00
Carquest Auto Parts
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Services
$1,294.14
CDW Government, Inc.
Dispatch Center
Equipment/Supplies
$207.63
CenturyLink
Segregated
Phone Services
$4,175.31
Cloud Peak Counseling Center
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$1,625.00
CNA Surety
County Commission
Surety
$300.00
Collins, Jody D.
District Court
Jury Duty
$38.00
Communication Technologies, Inc.
Support Services
Maintenance Agreement/Repairs
$3,489.54
Cowboy Chemical, Inc.
Detention Center
Inmate Laundry/Kitchen Supplies
$345.10
Crandall, Matthew Lee
District Court
Jury Duty
$55.60
Crane, Yvonne
Dispatch Center
Reimburse Mileage
$93.00
Crispin, John M. Jr.
District Court
Jury Duty
$55.20
Decoria Maichel & Teague, PS
Support Services
Audit Fees
$18,000.00
DeGraw, Larry R.
County Sheriff
Bailiff
$165.00
Dike, Sarah
District Court
Jury Duty
$33.20
Dodge, Huberta Lizette
District Court
Jury Duty
$44.00
Dodson, Christina S.
District Court
Jury Duty
$216.00
Eaton Sales & Service, LLC
Fuel Facility
Parts/Supplies
$590.17
Electrical Dynamics, Inc.
County Buildings
Services/Repairs
$381.95
Erhart, Thomas E.
District Court
Jury Duty
$50.00
Eustice, Nancy D.
District Court
Jury Duty
$54.00
FleetPride, Inc.
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$64.43
Frisbee, Cheryl M.
District Court
Jury Duty
$56.00
G Bar G Veterinary
County Sheriff
Dog Boarding
$150.00
Gose, Benjamin P.
District Court
Jury Duty
$137.60
Grainger
County Buildings Detention
Materials/Supplies
$35.20
Hanson, Penelope
District Court
Jury Duty
$58.00
Harvard, Eva Maria
District Court
Jury Duty
$38.00
High Plains Power, Inc.
Segregated
Utility Services
$1,221.76
Hilyard, Shannon
County Attorney
Reimburse Expenses
$44.80
HTO Chemical Company, LLC
County Buildings
Services
$172.80
Huelle, Cinda L.
District Court
Jury Duty
$54.00
Huff, Rachel Michelle
District Court
Jury Duty
$34.40
Hurd, Clara J.
County Attorney
Witness Fees
$30.00
Inberg Miller Engineers
Segregated
Engineering Services
$15,179.30
InReach
Search & Rescue
Services
$90.99
Jack’s Truck & Equipment
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$42.68
Jeffres, Mary Jo
Detention Center
Evaluation Services
$450.00
Jones Trucking, Inc.
1% Gravel Projects
Contract Services
$4,565.00
Kohler Trucking, Inc.
1% Gravel Projects
Contract Services
$715.00
Lee’s Operating Service, Inc.
1% Gravel Projects
Contract Services
$6,655.00
Linton’s Big R Store
County Sheriff
Uniform Supplies
$341.90
LL Smith Trucking
1% Gravel Projects
Contract Services
$3,932.50
Logan, Cody Allen
District Court
Jury Duty
$62.00
Lyles, Jesse
County Sheriff
Reimburse Mileage
$16.80
Martinez, Damian
District Court
Jury Duty
$50.00
Matthew Bender & Co., Inc.
District Court
WY Advance Annotation
$159.10
Montgomery, Wayne Allen
District Court
Jury Duty
$50.00
Morrison, Paul H.
District Court
Jury Duty
$38.80
Mortimer, Jonathan
District Court
Jury Duty
$44.00
Mountain States Lithographing LLC
County Elections
Election Code Books
$113.36
Mr. D’s Food Center, Inc.
District Court
Supplies
$95.02
Neale, Jackie L.
District Court
Jury Duty
$90.80
Nemick, Barbara J.
District Court
Jury Duty
$120.00
NMS Laboratories
County Coroner
Toxicology Services
$1,846.00
Nordwick, Monty Jay
District Court
Jury Duty
$51.60
Office Shop Inc., The
Detention Center
Service Agreement
$145.81
Osborne Trucking Co., Inc.
1% Gravel Projects
Contract Services
$2,915.00
Overhead Door, Inc.
Capital Asset Acquisitions
Services/Parts/Supplies
$46.75
Owens, Jimmy L.
1% Gravel Projects
Contract Services
$4,950.00
Palace Pharmacy
Detention Center
Inmate Prescriptions
$11,145.51
Parkhurst, Dale D.
District Court
Jury Duty
$50.00
Peden, Dale Thomas
District Court
Jury Duty
$30.00
Pedlar, Kawner Danielle
District Court
Jury Duty
$120.00
Pedlar, Keagan Donald
District Court
Jury Duty
$30.00
Pendergraft, Jill
District Court
Jury Duty
$50.00
Peterbilt of Wyoming
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$89.86
Phillips, Adam E.
District Court
Court Representation
$1,050.00
Pogue, Franklin J.
County Attorney
Witness Fees
$30.00
Pogue, Thomasine F.
County Attorney
Witness Fees
$45.00
Post, Raymond
County Sheriff
Car Wash
$20.64
Premier Vehicle Install., Inc.
Vehicle Maintenance
Equipment/Supplies
$319.62
Quick Set Auto Glass
Vehicle Maintenance
Windshields/Repairs
$555.00
Quill Corporation
Segregated
Office Supplies
$655.99
R C Lock & Key
County Buildings
Keys/Supplies/Services
$10.95
Ramsey, Nicole L.
District Court
Jury Duty
$30.00
Riverton Ranger, Inc.
Segregated
Advertising
$1,450.59
Rooks, Yancey James
District Court
Jury Duty
$248.00
Schamber, Chester Allen
District Court
Jury Duty
$196.80
Schoneberger, Valerie
District Court
Court Representation
$127.50
Smith Dexter, Tamara Faye
District Court
Jury Duty
$38.00
Smith, Preston W.
District Court
Jury Duty
$120.00
Stevens, Cynthia B. M.D.
CAST
Clinical Supervision
$150.00
Stroupe Pest Control Inc.
County Buildings
Pest Control
$115.00
Sturgill, Sheryl
District Court
Jury Duty
$54.00
Sweetwater Aire LLC
County Buildings
Court House Heater
$612.63
Synapse, Inc.
1% Gravel Projects
Gravel Haul
$7,304.81
T Y Excavation, Inc.
Segregated
Contract Services
$3,049.96
Tate, Thomas H.
District Court
Jury Duty
$30.00
Tatro, Miles Allen
District Court
Jury Duty
$212.80
Tonkowich, Dorothy Ellen
District Court
Jury Duty
$120.00
Tony’s Pizza
District Court
Jury Meal November
$167.03
Verizon Wireless
Segregated
Cellphone Services
$185.64
Wallage, Douglas S.
District Court
Jury Duty
$272.00
Watson, Danny
District Court
Jury Duty
$50.00
Weber, Tiffani Lee
District Court
Jury Duty
$54.00
Whipp, Zebadiah Fitzpatrick
District Court
Jury Duty
$38.00
William H. Smith & Associates Inc.
Road Construction
Surveying Services
$126.00
Williams, Deanna
District Court
Jury Duty
$227.20
Woodward, Sara Lee
District Court
Jury Duty
$206.40
Wyoming Dept. of Transportation
Segregated
WYDOT Fuel
$1,842.96
Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy
Detention Center
Ammunition For Training
$1,514.00
Zumwalt, Doreen Ann
District Court
Jury Duty
$34.00
The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  1) Request from the County Treasurer to infuse the Health and Life Insurance line item to cover a current employee requiring health insurance.  Chairman Becker stated they would follow their same procedure to monitor the Treasurer’s bottom line and if an infusion is needed later into the fiscal year, it would be done at that time.  2) Office of the Wyoming State Public Defender notice of their intent to enter into a contract with Bailey B. Lazzari as a part-time Public Defender in the Ninth Judicial District.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to notify the State Office they had no objections.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Sympathy card; 2) voucher to Fremont County Assessor for computer from inventory totaling $650.00 (Chairman Becker stated the unbudgeted item for the Assessor should proceed this fiscal year and the County Clerk monitors all budgets and if they can’t handle the additional cost this fiscal year, money will be transferred when needed); 3) Outstanding Performance Award to Stephanie Walker for 2017 Communications Officer of the Year; 4) five reply letters to the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding their receipt of applications to take land into trust for the use and benefit of the Northern Arapaho Tribe; 5) ALICE training certificates for Riverton employees; and 6) Record of Proceedings.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve an Application/Permit to Install Cattleguard from Will Thompson on Herbst Road.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve an Application/Permit to Install Access Driveway from Coralee Spratt for Buck Camp Road.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve a License for New Construction of Utility Crossing or Encroachment from Aethon Energy for Moneta-Lysite Road (County Road 176).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

There was nobody present for the Public Comment period.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given:

 

Commissioner McCarty attended a special Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District meeting to review revenues and expenditures and subsequently acceptance of the annual audit.

 

Commissioner Thomas stated the Extension Office is continuing planning for the Farm and Ranch Days next year.

 

Vice-Chairman Allen attended the recent Pioneer Museum event of a book signing regarding Atlantic City.  They had a great turnout and had to order additional books to accommodate all the requests.  He attended the Fremont Fair Board meeting and reported on an accident of a County pool vehicle that hit a deer while two Fair Board representatives were traveling to Colorado Springs.  He attended the Riverton Airport Board meeting and was happy to report enplanements are up and that not much change was noted with Great Lakes leaving the County.  Denver Air has ordered three more charter flights to accommodate Job Corps students during the holiday season.  He attended the Shoshone National Forest Travel Management Government cooperators meeting and reported there are revised plans for review.  A public meeting is scheduled for next Monday at the Lander Community Center.

 

Chairman Becker attended the Wyoming Public Lands Initiative committee meeting the following evening.  They are starting to work on the individual Wilderness Study Areas.  The committee will present all their recommendations to the Commissioners for a final decision.

 

Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton was joined by DOWL Engineer Kasey Jones who reviewed several final documents relating to the Mortimore Lane Reconstruction Project (Phase I).  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Compliance Certification with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a Certificate of Final Completion for the project.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Dave Pendleton presented a Preliminary Opinion of Probable Project Costs for the 3rd Street Bridge in Dubois.  The first estimate was for Corrugated Metal Deck Replacement ($27,678) and Wood Deck Replacement ($25,233).  He stated the corrugated deck would have double the life span of a wood deck (40 years vs. 20 years).  Supplies for a corrugated deck must be ordered by December 1st or else there will be a wait for the materials until next year.  Once the materials are purchased, at least one week will be needed to complete the project, depending on weather.    Discussion was held on whether a private contractor could get the job done quicker and Pendleton will proceed immediately with getting bids and give his recommendation on December 5th during his Department report.   Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to proceed with purchasing the materials for a corrugated deck for the 3rd Street Bridge in Dubois and fund the project with 1% funding.  Motion carried unanimously.  As the Road Construction fund was originally discussed as the funding avenue for the bridge construction, the Board had asked for an update on the Fund, which currently has a fund balance of $1,078,664.  Chairman Becker asked Pendleton to also look at the culvert earlier identified by Mayor Blakeman as in need of repairs, located on the south side of the 3rd Street Bridge.  In closing, a Tribal meeting in Crowheart on November 27th was discussed, and Pendleton will try to attend along with several Commissioners.  Ownership issues on tribal roads will be discussed.

 

Guardian EMS Program Director Matt Strauss and Regional Medical Department Chief Bill Hetzel gave a monthly update.  Present in the audience were Sheriff Skip Hornecker, Dispatch Supervisor Carl Freeman, Dubois EMT Harold Albright and Dubois resident Margaret Wells.   An October report was submitted listing Fractile Times for all categories for all 911 calls, based on minutes, as follows:

Unit Notified by Dispatch to Unit Arrived on Scene                                  12.58

Unit Notified by Dispatch to Unit En Route                                                  2.23

Unit En Route to Unit Arrived on Scene                                                       9.62

Unit Arrived on Scene to Unit Left Scene                                                   16.80

Unit Left Scene to Patient Arrived at Destination                                      10.87

Patient Arrived at Destination to Unit Back in Service                             12.88

They further distributed a Number of Runs per month report, listing 442 in October and this far into November at 305, for a total in 2017 of 5,088 runs.  Discussion was then held regarding their concern with the rising maintenance costs of the ambulances, and they distributed a maintenance cost of each ambulance from March through September totaling $35,211.90 for the 14 ambulances.  In March the County entered into a Maintenance Agreement with Guardian EMS.  Hetzel specifically cited several instances in which Guardian EMS was charged $80/hour for a mechanic to come to the Ambulance building and replace a gas cap and another instance of having to take an ambulance back two times for the same thing (air conditioning charge).  One call had an ambulance break down and had to have another one dispatched ot pick up the patient.  Vice-Chairman Allen stated he would get more information from the mechanic shop foremen and agreed communication is important for both entities.  Commissioner Thomas stated these were huge red flags and would like more information as well.  MS-8 will need to be repaired after hitting a deer, with the low bid being $2,230.  The men noted that staffing issues are ongoing, which is nothing new to this region.  They reallocate resources to fulfill contractual obligations.  Two paramedics will begin employment December 12th after completing their schooling.  EMT Basics are fully staffed.  The vacant Director position is still open and applications are being handled through the corporate office and their ultimate goal is to be fully staffed in Dubois, Lander and Riverton.  The Basin Ambulance service was pulled and the town of Cody and Guardian EMS in Fremont County have been providing mutual aid as necessary and only with volunteers.  The Commissioners expressed concern that Fremont County is not fully staffed and yet volunteers are available to aid Basin’s emergency efforts, and that a County ambulance is also used.  It was noted that as of the end of this month, the mutual aid would no longer be necessary and Basin will again be self-sufficient and that at no time were there any shortages of ambulances in Fremont County during the mutual aid effort.  Chairman Becker stated the ambulances are Fremont County assets and expressed concern that they were uninformed this was taking place.  Vice-Chairman Allen expressed concern that Lysite volunteers all have licenses that expired yesterday.  He further stated the County will be applying for State grants for a remount cab and chassis gas engine, and stated the County is moving away from diesel engines due to high maintenance costs.  Strauss stated Fremont County has a great foundation and their goal is to provide great service.  Vice-Chairman Allen further asked for an update on a November 18th incident and Mr. Albright was present and reported as he answered the page from his home in Dubois and had to travel to the area near Crowheart.  Bad roads, windy weather conditions and the necessity of crossing the river all came into play.  The helicopter was dispatched and should have arrived at the scene well before Albright; however, due to the unsafe landing conditions, they had to land over one mile away and hike into the home.  Unfortunately, the patient expired before help arrived.  In closing, Albright stated the importance of fully staffing the Dubois area as he was the only person responding and was a long ways away from the situation.  Also at issue during the event was issues with the Windy Ridge tower.  Sheriff Hornecker had earlier in the month acknowledged issues with the towers in this area and that two modems are being used, both WYOLINK and the analog system.  He stated a solution has been identified and they are awaiting the necessary repairs.

 

Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session for personnel and possible litigation.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Deputy County Attorney Jodi Darrough stated she and County Clerk Julie Freese are working on scheduling training for County Appointed Board members in January.  In the meantime, they will be presenting training to the Fremont County Library Board on December 6th.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 11:45 a.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on December 5, 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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