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January 9, 2018 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

STATE OF WYOMING )                                                                                                           LANDER, WYOMING
) ss.                                                                                                     OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
COUNTY OF FREMONT )                                                                                                        JANUARY 9, 2018


The Board of Fremont County Commissioners met in Regular Session at 9:00 a.m. with the following members present: Chairman Travis Becker, Ray Price, Jennifer McCarty and Clarence Thomas. Vice-Chairman Larry Allen arrived later in the meeting. Fremont County Clerk Julie A. Freese was present for the meeting.

Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Agenda as amended. Motion carried unanimously.

Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on January 2, 2018. Motion carried unanimously.

Clarence Thomas 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.

A & I Distributors-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$615.75; Alsco Inc.-Segregated-Laundry -$210.05; B & B Enterprises LLC-Transportation-Signs/Supplies-$576.80; Bailey Enterprises, Inc.-Segregated-Bulk Fuel-$15,944.75; Bank of The West Account Analysis-Investment Pool-Bank Charges-$930.56; Best Western Ramkota-County Sheriff-Lodging/Meals-$166.00; Bowdel Steven P.-Detention Center-Medical Services-$3,125.00; Charter Communications-Segregated-Telephone/Internet Services-$138.62; Desert Mountain Corporation-Transportation-Road Saver-$5,110.05; Dubois Telephone Exchange-Segregated-Telephone Services-$648.27; Eyes on Fremont LLC-Transportation-Prescription Safety Glasses-$350.00; Food Services of America-Detention Center-Prisoner Board-$1,660.94; Fremont Motors Lander-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies -$72.16; Fremont Therapy Group LLC-Detention Center-Inmate Therapy-$548.00; Hague Auto Body-County Sheriff-Parts/Repairs-$140.00; Judicial Dialog Systems-County Attorney-Maintenance Agreement-$10,159.27; Lander Valley Auto Parts-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$466.40; Lander, City of-Segregated-Water/Sewer-$1,970.07; Leadership Fremont County-Segregated-Dues-$100.00; MailFinance, Inc.-County Attorney-Lease-$266.52; Majdic, Thomas-County Attorney-Reimburse Expenses-$39.20; Moore Medical, LLC-Fremont County WIC-Medical Supplies-$108.03; Moskovitz, Amy Marie-Fremont County WIC-Mileage Reimbursement-$803.58; Napa Auto Parts Riverton-Segregated-Parts/Supplies-$549.44; Noble Medical, Inc.-County Sheriff-Drug Testing Supplies-$400.00; Norco Inc.-Segregated-Rentals/Oxygen/Supplies-$2,759.18; Office Shop Inc., The-Segregated-Service Agreement-$420.86; Olson’s Auto Body & Towing-Vehicle Maintenance-Tow Charges-$90.00; Peterbilt of Wyoming-Capital Asset Acquisitions-2018 Peterbilt 367 Truck-$256,941.00; Pitchengine Inc.-Segregated-Advertising-$500.00; R T Communications-Segregated-Telephone Services-$537.39; Reed’s Moghaun Office Supply-Segregated-Office Supplies-$285.98; Riverton Ranger, Inc.-Segregated-Advertising-$1,313.65; Shoshoni, Town of-Transportation-Water/Sewer-$50.00; Smith Medical Partners LLC-Family Planning Services-Medical Supplies-$170.21; Spoonhunter, Leslie-Fremont County WIC-Reimburse Expenses-$55.64; Sysco Montana Inc.-Detention Center-Inmate Supplies-$12,222.08; University of Wyoming-Agriculture Department-Contract/Salary-$7,891.50; Verizon Wireless-Segregated-Cellphone Services-$238.91; Whiting Law, P.C.-District Court-Professional Services-$2,827.50; Wilkerson, James A., IV, M.D. P.C.-County Coroner-Autopsy-$1,175.00; Wyoming State 4H Foundation-Agriculture Department-4H Association Dues -$100.00; Wyoming Waste Systems-Segregated-Trash Removal-$2,601.92

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed: 1) Abatement Summary cover sheet; and 2) Record of Proceedings. Clarence Thomas moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve an Application/Permit to Construct Access Driveway from Broc White for Tweed Lane Road. Motion carried unanimously. Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve an Official Bond and Oath for Angela Wilson. Motion carried unanimously.

The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed: 1) State of Wyoming Memorandum setting Mileage Rates for 2018 (for information only); 2) January 17, 2018 Fremont County Data Summit to provide the most recent data on substance abuse and its related consequences; and 3) March 7, 2018 Gatekeeping and Directed Outpatient Commitment Training Conference. A State of Wyoming, Department of Audit notice was acknowledged indicating that Lucky 13 Water District has not filed their annual report as required by State Statute, and further notifying the Commissioners to proceed per State Statute to dissolve the special district. Deputy Civil Attorney Jodi Darrough will outline the process to take for dissolution and draft a Resolution to begin the process for action at the Commissioner’s next meeting.

There was nobody present for the public comment period.

Vice-Chairman Larry Allen arrived during the following session.

Fremont County Library Director Janette McMahon requested authorization to advertise and rehire for a Teen Lead Librarian at the Riverton Branch. The position is included in their current budget and will not change the staffing line item. Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to authorize rehiring for the Teen Lead Librarian vacancy. Motion carried unanimously. In another matter, McMahon updated the Board on continuing issues experienced at the Riverton Branch with the fire alarm system. County Clerk Julie Freese gave an update on approximately $20,000 remaining in the Emergency Repair Line item of the Capital Revolving Fund, for which the amount qualifies, as this funding was established for emergency repairs such as this. Clarence Thomas moved, Ray Price seconded, to authorize funding the $10,850 repairs for the control panel at the Riverton Branch Library with funding through the Emergency Repair line item in the Capital Revolving Fund. Motion carried unanimously.

Commissioner Thomas was excused for a portion of the meeting.

Sheriff Skip Hornecker presented a monthly update.

Commissioner Thomas returned to the meeting at this time.

County Coroner Mark Stratmoen presented a 2017 Case Summary & Comparison report.

Coroner Stratmoen gave a monthly report.

Chairman Becker recessed the Board of Fremont County Commissioners and convened as the Fremont County District Boundary Board. In addition to the County Commissioners, the other two Boundary Board members were present, Treasurer Scott Harnsberger and Assessor Tara Berg. Secretary Berg reviewed W.S. § 21-6-203 through 206, stating in part “the county assessor, board of county commissioners and county treasurer shall constitute a board for establishing school districts in the county. The district boundary board shall elect a chairman and he shall call a meeting to the district boundary board in the first quarter of each calendar year for the purpose of electing one of the members as chairman and secretary.” Berg stated there are no boundary board issues at this time, with the last one being the consolidation of School District No. 21. The members did not feel that the proposed consolidation of Fremont County School Districts was an issue. Discussion was held to keep the chairman and secretary the same for the upcoming year. Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to re-appoint Travis Becker as Chairman and Tara Berg as Secretary of the Fremont County Boundary Board for 2018. Motion carried unanimously. Chairman Becker adjourned the Fremont County District Boundary Board and reconvened as the Board of Fremont County Commissioners.

Chief Civil Deputy Jodi Darrough, representing County and Prosecuting Attorney Patrick LeBrun, updated the Board of the need to purchase a new scanner for the Riverton Office.

Executive Health Insurance Committee members Julie Freese, Margy Irvine, Kristi Green and Jim Anderson were present and stated the MASA Medical Transport Solutions information had been presented at the Elected Officials and Department Heads during their monthly meeting the previous day. Present in the audience were Skip Hornecker, Mark Stratmoen, Scott Harnsberger, Tara Berg, Angela Wilson, Mike Klaassen and Joe Felix. The Commissioners had earlier agreed to cover all employees at the Emergent Rate; however, the Chief Civil Deputy recommended several additions to the standard Employer Benefit Agreement before she would recommend approval.

County Clerk Julie Freese had reviewed the discussion also held the previous day during the Elected Official/Department Heads meeting regarding the updated Employee Driving Record Policy.

In another matter, County Clerk Julie Freese informed the Board that a proposed General Orientation Checklist was also discussed the previous day with Elected Officials and Department Heads.

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 11:30 a.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on January 23, 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




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