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January 2, 2018 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

TATE OF WYOMING )                                                                                                                               LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                     OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                            JANUARY 2, 2018

 

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 and Jennifer McCarty.    Clarence Thomas was absent for personal reasons.  Fremont County Clerk Julie A. Freese was present for the meeting.

 

Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty 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 December 19, 2017, as amended.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost

A & I Distributors
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$411.29

Adams County Sheriff Office
County Attorney
Subpoena Service
$11.50

Advanced Heating Inc.
Riverton Library Roof & Drainage
Materials/Supplies/Services
$490.00

American Family & Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$9,480.01

American Heritage Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$35.62

AXA Equitable PEDC
Segregated
Annuity
$250.00

Bailey Enterprises, Inc.
Inventory
Bulk Fuel
$452.22

Baldwin Creek Rental Center
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies/Materials
$119.60

Big R Manufacturing, LLC
3rd Street Bridge Project, Dubois
Materials
$25,631.55

Black Hills Energy
Segregated
Utility Services
$10,424.10

Blue Cross Blue Shield of WY
Co Admin
Health Insurance Claims
$764,714.73

Blue Cross Blue Shield of WY
Co Admin
Health Insurance
$34,102.34

Bob Barker Company, Inc.
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$1,894.27

Caselle, Inc.
Computer Services
Services
$200.00

CDW Government, Inc.
Segregated
Equipment/Supplies
$670.50

Central Wyoming College
Dispatch Center
Tower Lease
$277.50

Charter Communications
Detention Center
Services
$213.24

Child Support Services/ORS
Payroll
Child Support
$564.00

Clifford, Gregory P. MD PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$2,112.00

Clinical Colleagues Inc.
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$1,125.00

CMI Teco
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$248.40

Colonial Life & Accident Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$165.22

Control Solutions Inc.
Health Nurse
Contractual Services
$61.00

Cowboy Chemical Inc.
Detention Center
Laundry/Kitchen Supplies
$1,197.80

Department of Family Services
County Attorney
Background Check
$10.00

Electrical Dynamics, Inc.
County Buildings
Services/Repairs
$151.83

Farm and Ranch Days
Public Health Emergency Prep
Booth Space
$70.00

Food Services of America
Detention Center
Prisoner Board
$5,589.01

Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Health Insurance
$317,052.00

Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Withholding/FICA
$211,215.37

Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Section 125 Benefits
$40,688.65

Fremont Information Services
Computer Services
Website Host
$164.40

Fremont Orthopaedics PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$2,211.00

Fremont Therapy Group LLC
Detention Center
Inmate Therapy
$1,847.00

G Bar G Veterinary
County Sheriff
Services
$163.50

Grainger
Segregated
Materials/Supplies
$117.16

Great West Trust
Segregated
Wyoming Benefits
$5,105.00

Gruber Technical Inc.
Segregated
Maintenance Agreement
$3,956.00

HDR Engineering Inc.
Bridge Repair
Engineering Services
$8,109.45

HealthSmart Benefit Solutions
Segregated
Insurance
$944.00

High Plains Power, Inc.
County Buildings Detention
Utility Services
$154.49

Hopkin, Justin
Segregated
County Health Officer
$1,400.00

HR Direct
County Clerk
Printed Supplies
$473.94

I State Truck Center
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$358.99

InReach
Search & Rescue
Services
$110.09

Jack’s Saw Shop Inc.
County Buildings
Supplies/Equipment
$575.00

Jack’s Truck & Equipment
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$324.17

Jeffres, Mary Jo
Dispatch Center
Evaluation Services
$1,350.00

Johnson Tool Company LLC
Vehicle Maintenance
Equipment/Supplies
$401.09

Johnson, Sherry
County Sheriff
Reimburse Expenses
$20.80

KONE Inc.
Segregated
Elevator Mtce Contract
$1,176.60

Lander Medical Clinic PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$5,675.64

Lazzari, Bailey
Public Defender
Rent
$450.00

Linton’s Big R Store
Segregated
Uniform Supplies
$135.96

Lyles, Jesse
County Sheriff
Reimburse Mileage
$16.80

Mark’s Auto Sales & Towing
Segregated
Vehicle Towing
$330.00

Mountain Dental PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$1,387.00

Mountain West Towing LLC
Abandoned Vehicles
Vehicle Towing
$148.40

Mr. D’s Food Center Inc.
Detention Center
Kitchen Supplies
$740.36

National Business Systems Inc.
County Treasurer
Postcards
$2,000.00

Natrona County Sheriff
Detention Center
Inmate Housing
$6,240.00

New York Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$160.60

Noble Medical, Inc.
County Sheriff
Drug Testing Supplies
$400.00

Northern Arapaho Child Support
Payroll
Child Support
$598.78

Novo Benefits
Health Benefit Plan
Insurance Services
$4,677.00

Office Shop Inc., The
Segregated
Service Agreement
$322.27

One Stop Market
Search & Rescue
Search & Rescue
$76.82

Oregon Dept. of Justice
Payroll
Child Support
$500.94

Palace Pharmacy
Detention Center
Inmate Prescriptions
$12,146.95

Parkins, Becky
Public Health
Reimburse Expenses
$159.60

Peterbilt of Wyoming
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$412.93

Post, Raymond
County Sheriff
Car Wash
$10.45

Print Shop, The
County Sheriff
Printed Office Supplies
$129.00

Proforce Law Enforcement
County Sheriff
Tasers Supplies
$601.25

Quill Corporation
Segregated
Office Supplies
$467.83

Ratigan, Daniel, MD
Detention Center
Supervisor Contract
$4,250.00

Remote Satellite Systems
Search & Rescue
S & R Equipment
$48.95

Riverton Ranger, Inc.
Sheriff Victim Services
Advertising
$195.02

Riverton, City of
County Buildings
Water/Sewer
$743.75

Rocky Mountain Infectious Diseases
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$444.00

Safeway Inc.
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$103.99

SageWest Health Care
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$9,482.19

Schoneberger, Valerie
Public Defender
Rent
$450.00

Segregated
Health Promotion
Wellness Reimbursement
$13,170.00

Shirts & More Inc.
Dispatch Center
Uniform Supplies
$194.00

Six Robblees’ Inc.
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$115.57

Skaggs Companies, Inc.
Detention Center
Uniforms/Supplies
$148.00

Specialized Pathology Consultants
County Coroner
Autopsy Fee
$1,200.00

State Disbursement Unit
Payroll
Child Support
$1,119.00

State of Wyoming
Public Defender
Rent
$1,650.00

Stroupe Pest Control Inc.
County Buildings
Pest Control
$115.00

Sweetwater Aire LLC
Segregated
Services/Materials
$496.75

Sysco Montana Inc.
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$17,686.28

T Y Excavation Inc.
1% Gravel Projects
Contractual Services
$3,492.50

Talkington, Kay
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies/Repairs
$90.00

Taylor Creek Exxon
County Sheriff
Car Wash
$10.00

Terrance R. Martin PC
Public Defender
Rent
$450.00

Thompson, Codi S., RD
Detention Center
Contractual Services
$190.80

Total Net Salaries
Segregated
Salaries
$617,811.70

Traveling Computers
Computer Services
Computer Supplies/Services
$801.00

Tweed’s Wholesale Co
Detention Center
Inmate Board
$13,369.04

Union Telephone Company
Segregated
Cellphone Services
$542.09

Utah Medical Insurance Association
Detention Center
Services
$8,428.00

Valley Lumber & Supply Co Inc.
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$11.67

Verizon Wireless
Segregated
Cellphone Services
$151.50

West Payment Center
District Court
Library Plan
$60.90

Western Printing, Inc.
Segregated
Printed Supplies
$885.64

Wind River Development Fund
County Clerk
Meeting Room Charge
$125.00

Wind River Radiology PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$812.00

Windmill, LLC
1% Gravel Projects
Materials
$26,289.74

Wyoming Child Support Enforcement
Segregated
Child Support
$800.00

Wyoming Dept. of Workforce Services
Co Admin
Workers Comp.
$20,217.64

Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy
County Sheriff
Training
$55.00

Wyoming Retirement System
Co Admin
Contributions
$143,658.97

Wyoming State Disbursement Unit
Payroll
Child Support
$830.00

Wyoming Supreme Court
District Court
Salary Reimbursement
$6,742.00

Wyoming.com
Segregated
Internet Services
$2,296.88

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Sympathy card; 2) letter of appreciation to Steve Bauman for serving as Viewer on the Petition to Vacate a Portion of Little Warm Spring Creek Road; 3) thank you letter to Tom Foust for service on the Predatory Animal Board; and 4) Record of Proceedings. Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve a letter of support for CWC’s project to develop a Sector Strategy for Agriculture and Ag-related industries in Fremont County.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Payroll Status Change form for an employee transferring from Juvenile Treatment Court to CAST.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve an Official Bond and Oath for Ray Price.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to accept Cooperating Agency Status to participate in the development of the environmental analysis of the BLM Wyoming Resource Management Plans regarding Greater Sage-Grouse.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Letter of Agreement for Costs of Treatment during Involuntary Hospitalization Procedures between Fremont County and Wyoming Behavioral Institute.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve Certified Resolution No. 2018-01 authorizing the County Treasurer to obligate the County with respect to the purchase, sale, transfer and exchange of U.S. government agency securities.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2018-02 “A Resolution Authorizing the Release of Monies prior to Each County Payroll Distribution via Direct Deposit.”  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2018-03 “A Resolution of the Board of Fremont County Commissioners Adopting Holiday Closures and Other Closures for 2018.”  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2018-04 “Imposing an Excise Tax upon the Sales Price Paid for Tangible Personal Property, Admissions and Services.”  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the updated Plan Document with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to designate the following depositories for Fremont County Government for 2018:  Dubois:  Wells Fargo Bank of Wyoming and Bank of Jackson Hole; Lander: Central Bank and Trust, Bank of the West, US Bank, Wyoming Community Bank and First Interstate Bank; Riverton:  First Interstate Bank, Bank of the West, Wells Fargo Bank of Wyoming, US Bank, Wyoming Community Bank and Central Bank and Trust; and Fort Washakie:  Central Bank and Trust.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to designate the Riverton Ranger and Lander Journal as the official county newspaper for Fremont County Government for 2018 with the remaining newspapers within the county to be used for other purposes.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following item in the Priority Mail was reviewed:  Request from Juvenile Justice Services Director Melinda Cox to fill a vacancy for a Probation Officer in Riverton.  Since the Commissioners would not be meeting for another week, Chairman Becker asked the Board consider the request and offer their vote via e-mail to enable Cox to begin the hiring process last week.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to ratify their decision to allow refilling the Riverton Probation Officer position.  Motion carried unanimously.

Election of Officers for 2018 was held.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to have Travis Becker remain Chairman of the Board and Larry Allen as Vice-Chairman.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The County Commissioner Liaison Contact list was reviewed.  There were no changes made for 2018.

 

The Public Comment period was held.

 

Kelly Rees, Community Prevention Specialist, Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming, stated the organization has been reduced from two to one position and she is now the only personal available to cover Fremont County.  Brief discussion occurred on the State of Wyoming’s proposal to change the fiscal structure of the program to possible county oversight.  Currently the Fremont County Prevention and Wellness Partnership oversees the Fremont County Prevention Coalition and the Fremont County Suicide Prevention Task Force.  A texting Tip line is available to anonymously report suspicious activities (underage drinking, drunk driving, theft, bullying and threats).  A Prescription Drug Monitoring Program will be held on January 30th and presented by Mary Walker, Wyoming Board of Pharmacy.  A program is available to dispose of unused or expired medications at six drop boxes within Fremont County.  Subcommittee descriptions were given for Wyoming Quit Tobacco Program, Care Assessment and Evaluation, Prescription Drop Box, Responsible beverage Server Training and Social Host Ordinance.  The Suicide Prevention Task Force is in place to prevent and reduce suicide in Fremont County, assist and empower those affected by suicide, and make available a Wyoming Crisis Text line.  This program took a major budget reduction.  Rees provided General Facts Sheets referencing substance use and problem behavior data as well as Risk and Protection factors compiled by a Prevention Needs Assessment.  Rees stated that due to program budget cuts and their inability to work as much on drug related programs, she felt the Wyoming Association of Police Chiefs and Sheriffs are still diligently working on the issue, specifically related to legalization of marijuana in Colorado and its effects in Wyoming.  She confirmed that the new drug is much different than what was available in the 1980’s, the new drug is much more potent and addicting and when funding is available, they are ready to begin offering programs again.  She stated random drug testing is very effective in the school systems.

 

Lander Vehicle Maintenance Shop Foreman Brad Meredith updated the Board on repairs previously approved for a Cat Motor Grader (MG-116).  Financial Assistant Joe Felix was present in the audience.  The Board had authorized repairs of $40,000 from the Emergency Repair Line Item within the Capital Revolving Fund.  While the unit was torn apart, additional items were found (hoses, steering motor, etc.) and an additional $4,236.48 is required.  County Clerk Freese confirmed there is funding left in the amount of $25,000 in the $100,000 Emergency Repair Line Item to cover the additional cost.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to authorize an additional $5,000 for a total of $45,000 for repairs to the Cat Motor Grader.  Motion carried unanimously.  Meredith stated the repairs are warranted as he expects another three years of life left in the unit.

 

Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session with Deputy Civil Attorney Jodi Darrough regarding potential litigation.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese informed the Board of a recent resignation of a Title Clerk.  She earlier informed the Board of a Floater position open which she had received authorization to fill.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to authorize refilling the Title Clerk position at the entry level salary.  Motion carried unanimously.   Freese stated she is advertising for the Floater position currently and will now select two people to fill her positions and hopes to have them on board by the end of January.

 

In other business, Julie Freese provided a draft General Orientation Checklist that she and Deputy Margy Irvine have been working on for some time now.  They would like it to be mandatory for all current employees, and then implemented into the hiring process for all new employees.  Many current employees are not aware of benefits and policies of Fremont County Government.  The Commissioners asked that the document be presented at the upcoming Elected Officials/Department Heads meeting scheduled for January 8th and then possibly present it to as many Courthouse employees as possible on January 15th during the Courthouse Closure day of the Courthouse on Martin Luther King Day in which safety training is scheduled. The Security Committee recommended the Commissioners be present that day for a mock meeting in order to participate in the practical ALICE training being offered that day.  Freese reminded the Board of the meeting scheduled on January 26, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. with Elected Officials and then at 6:30 p.m. the Legislators would join for a dinner meeting.

 

Julie Freese reviewed a draft Employee Driving Record Policy.  The Board took the information under advisement.  Freese will also present the information at the upcoming Elected Officials/Department Heads meeting on January 8th.

 

Gary Robson, Sales Manager, MASA Medical Transport Solutions, presented an overview of their program that offers coverage for all air providers and ground ambulance providers.  Present were Executive Health Insurance Committee members Julie Freese, Margy Irvine and Jim Anderson.  Robson stated the Policy covers an individual with one policy instead of multiple policies with various providers.  The Emergent Policy covers emergency air medical transport and emergency ground ambulance transport within the United States for $9/employee/month.  A Platinum Policy is available that provides worldwide coverage (and additional benefits) at a rate of $29-39/employee/month.  These costs cover the employee and anybody living in the household.  Robson discussed specifics of the plan, which would lock in a certain number of slots for Fremont County to sue.  Once an employee leaves County government, they would be required to take out a personal policy with MASA if they wished to continue.  Employees could also pay the difference to upgrade to the Platinum Policy if they wished.    Based on number of employees, Anderson stated the Health Insurance Plan is in good shape and could fund the Emergent Premium per employee and then the cost could be built into the insurance structure for budgeting purposes for the future.  Off-Line board employees that are on the County health plan would also be eligible.  Chairman Becker asked the Committee members to get a firm number of employees that would be eligible for coverage so that the Employee Benefit Agreement could be signed, either on January 9th or the 23rd   Robson will be available to present the MASA benefit information to Courthouse employees on January 15th, when the Courthouse is closed to the public, for training.  He will then meet with other County offices after that time.  This information will also be presented to the Elected Officials and Department Heads on January 8th during their monthly meeting.  The Commissioners were happy to be able to provide the additional benefit to employees at no cost to them.

 

The annual appointment of two at-large positions for the Capital Revolving Fund Committee was discussed.  Six perpetual positions consist of:  County Clerk, County Treasurer, Vehicle Maintenance Shop Foremen, Financial Assistant, one County Commissioner and Transportation Superintendent.  Two at-large were positions were selected as County Assessor and County Coroner for a one year term.  Assessor Berg was called to the meeting to see if she was willing to serve another term and County Coroner Stratmoen had informed the Board he was also aggregable in serving another term.  The Board stated their intent to have the two at-large positions serve two year terms instead of one from this point on.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to re-appoint the County Assessor and County Coroner to a two year at-large term on the Capital Revolving Fund Committee.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese reminded the Board of the following Town Hall meetings set for the Commission to discuss County Roads and 1% Infrastructure Funds and for herself to hold a discussion on future election equipment and/or methods and then allow for an open question and answer session at each.   The Meeting are scheduled as follows:  Shoshoni – January 11, 2018; Fort Washakie – January 18; Riverton – January 25 and Lander – February 8.    Postcards will be sent out this week to every registered voter to inform them of the meetings.

 

There being no further business, Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 11:35 a.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on January 9, 2018 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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