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February 6, 2018 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                   LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                     OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                         FEBRUARY 6, 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.  Commissioner Clarence Thomas was absent.   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.

 

Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on January 23, 2018.  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
$1,639.91
Ace Hardware Riverton
Segregated
Materials/Supplies
$123.52
Adams County Sheriff Office
County Attorney
Subpoena Service
$11.50
Airgas USA LLC
Segregated
Supplies
$576.16
AlcoPro Inc.
County Sheriff
Alcohol Sensor
$2,072.00
Allen, Larry
County Commission
Reimburse Expenses
$3,612.00
American Family & Life Ins.
Segregated
Insurance
$9,480.01
American Heritage Life Ins.
Segregated
Insurance
$35.62
AmeriGas
County Buildings
Propane
$2,607.84
ATCO International
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$302.00
AXA Equitable
Segregated
Annuity
$250.00
B & B Enterprises LLC
1% Gravel Projects
Hauling Services
$2,388.56
Bailey Enterprises, Inc.
Inventory
Bulk Fuel
$25,652.21
Black Hills Energy
Segregated
Utility Services
$13,829.74
Bloedorn Lumber Lander
Segregated
Materials/Supplies
$577.01
Blue Cross Blue Shield of WY
Co Admin
Health Insurance Claims
$466,593.53
Blue Cross Blue Shield of WY
Co Admin
Health Insurance
$33,503.08
Bush, Ron
1% Gravel Projects
Contract Services
$5,527.50
CDW Government, Inc.
County Sheriff
Equipment/Supplies
$1,593.75
CenturyLink
Agriculture Department
Telephone Services
$365.03
Charter Communications
Segregated
Internet Services
$356.81
Child Support Services/ORS
Payroll
Child Support
$564.00
City Plumbing & Heating Inc.
County Buildings
Plumbing Supplies
$30.25
CMI Teco
Transportation
Parts/Supplies
$76.50
Colonial Life & Accident Ins.
Segregated
Insurance
$165.22
Communication Technologies Inc.
Dispatch Center
Maintenance Agrmt/Repairs
$885.28
Cowboy Chemical Inc.
Detention Center
Inmate Laundry/Supplies
$994.50
Davis, Karla
Segregated
Reimburse Petty Cash
$23.22
Dubois Telephone Exchange
Circuit Court Lander
Telephone Services
$648.27
E Spear Ranch
1% Gravel Projects
Contract Services
$5,335.00
Food Services of America
Detention Center
Prisoner Board
$1,156.80
Fremont Counseling Lander
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$3,625.00
Fremont County Solid Waste
County Buildings
Dump Fees
$10.50
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Health Insurance
$320,154.00
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Section 125 Benefits
$42,103.76
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Withholding/FICA
$8,997.56
Fremont County Treasurer
Health & Welfare
Indigent Care
$264,136.82
Fremont Motors Lander
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$4,390.56
Fremont Orthopaedics PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$1,210.00
Fremont Therapy Group LLC
Detention Center
Inmate Therapy
$844.00
Gabel, Christy
County Attorney
Reimburse Expenses
$34.40
Great West Trust
Segregated
Wyoming Benefits
$5,205.00
HealthSmart Benefit Solutions
Segregated
Insurance
$944.00
Hitshew, Rodger
Mortimore Lane Reconstruction
Irrigation Easement Addendum
$997.00
Honnen Equipment
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$77.47
Hopkin, Justin
Segregated
County Health Officer
$1,400.00
I State Truck Center
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$89.92
Intoximeters Inc.
Detention Center
Supplies
$26.50
Jack’s Truck & Equipment
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$9.65
James Gores & Associates, PC
Moneta Lysite Road Shoulder
Shoulder Widening
$33,622.80
Jones Trucking Inc.
1% Gravel Projects
Contract Services
$5,335.00
Kohler Trucking Inc.
1% Gravel Projects
Contract Services
$2,200.00
Lander Medical Clinic PC
Segregated
Services
$5,326.58
Lander Valley Auto Parts
1% Infrastructure Projects
Supplies
$79.30
Lander, City of
Segregated
Water/Sewer
$2,558.76
Lawson Products, Inc.
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$1,100.64
Lazzari, Bailey
Public Defender
Office Rent
$450.00
Lee, William C.
Search & Rescue
Search & Rescue
$231.77
Lyles, Jesse
County Sheriff
Reimburse Expenses
$31.20
Majdic, Thomas
County Attorney
Reimburse Expenses
$55.40
McKee Medical Center
County Coroner
Autopsy Fees
$1,664.50
Mertens, Caleb D.
Detention Center
Reimburse Expenses
$34.89
Mr. D’s Food Center Inc.
Detention Center
Supplies
$194.60
Neopost USA Inc.
County Sheriff
Postage Machine Rental
$169.80
New York Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$261.03
Norco Inc.
Segregated
Rentals/Oxygen/Supplies
$4,514.09
Northern Arapaho Child Support
Payroll
Child Support
$598.78
Northside Body Shop
Support Services
Vehicle Repairs
$10,810.67
OR Dept. of Justice
Payroll
Child Support
$500.94
Osage Industries, Inc.
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$313.83
Osborne Trucking Co. Inc.
1% Gravel Projects
Contract Services
$5,582.50
Owens, Jimmy L.
1% Gravel Projects
Contract Services
$4,895.00
Pacer Service Center
County Attorney
Document Copies
$34.80
Paws for Life
County Sheriff
Animal Boarding
$315.00
Phifer Law Office
District Court
Court Representation
$625.08
Phillips, Adam E.
District Court
Court Representation
$1,106.25
Plainsman Printing & Supply
Clerk of District Court
Printed Supplies
$5,084.71
Post, Raymond
County Sheriff
Car Wash
$20.85
Premier Vehicle Install., Inc.
Vehicle Maintenance
Equipment/Supplies
$183.18
Proforce Law Enforcement
County Sheriff
Tasers/Supplies
$4,340.83
Quill Corporation
County Treasurer
Office Supplies
$875.94
R T Communications
Segregated
Telephone Services
$537.39
Ratigan, Daniel, MD
Detention Center
PA Supervisor Contract
$4,500.00
Reed’s Moghaun Office Supply
Segregated
Office Supplies
$77.05
Reiman Corp.
Bridge Repair
Multiple Bridge Repairs
$31,130.00
Remote Satellite Systems
Search & Rescue
Equipment
$48.95
Riverton Physician Practices LLC
Segregated
Drug Testing
$962.00
Riverton, City of
County Buildings
Water/Sewer
$755.21
Sagewest Health Care
Detention Center
Inmate Medical/Title 25
$12,623.97
Schoneberger, Valerie
Public Defender
Office Rent
$450.00
Secretary of State
Segregated
Notary Fees
$60.00
Shoshoni Pioneer
Support Services
Advertising
$27.75
Sinks Canyon Inc.
1% Gravel Projects
Contract Services
$5,885.00
Six Robblees’ Inc.
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$11.15
Society for Nutrition
Agriculture Department
Dues
$100.00
State Disbursement Unit
Payroll
Child Support
$1,119.00
State of Wyoming
Public Defender
Office Rent
$1,650.00
Stewart & Stevenson, LLC
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Services
$2,233.72
Stroupe Pest Control Inc.
Segregated
Pest Control
$415.00
Sysco Montana Inc.
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$7,832.33
Team Laboratory Chemical Corp
Transportation
Road Patch
$1,695.00
Terrance R. Martin PC
Public Defender
Office Rent
$450.00
Total Net Salaries
Segregated
Salaries
$617,918.54
Transmetron Inc.
Detention Center
Drug Test Kits
$397.83
Traveling Computers
Computer Services
Supplies/Services
$2,068.50
Tweed’s Wholesale Co
Segregated
Supplies/Inmate Board
$10,990.54
Valley Lumber & Supply Co Inc.
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$4.49
Verizon Wireless
Segregated
Cellphone Services
$469.10
West Payment Center
District Court
Library Plan
$60.90
Western Printing, Inc.
County Treasurer
Printed Supplies
$267.22
Witzel, Alvin J.
1% Gravel Projects
Contract Services
$2,805.00
Wyoming Assoc. of Co Ag Agents
Agriculture Department
Association Dues
$100.00
Wyoming Child Support Enforcement
Segregated
Child Support
$800.00
Wyoming Dept. of Transportation
Inventory
Titles
$4,183.20
Wyoming Dept. of Workforce Services
Co Admin
Workers Comp
$19,714.52
Wyoming Outdoor Corp
County Sheriff
Equipment
$1,102.50
Wyoming Retirement System
Co Admin
Contributions
$140,785.42
Wyoming SDU
Payroll
Child Support
$830.00
Wyoming.com
Segregated
Internet Services
$5,302.96
Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to accept the following vouchers for Title 25 patients:  Washakie County Attorney’s Office $200; Natrona County Legal Department $1,205 and Fremont Counseling Service $2,610.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Abatement Summary cover page; 2) letter of appreciation to Deputy Assessor for receiving 2018 Property Tax Appraiser Certification; 3) Attachment A was acknowledged as received for the Contract Between NOVO Benefits, LLC; 4) Letter of Support to Volunteers of America Northern Rockies; and 5) Record of Proceedings.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a License for New Construction of Utility Crossing or Encroachment from Dubois Telephone Exchange for Trail Lake Road.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a License for New Construction of Utility Crossing or Encroachment from Robert Whitlock for Tunnel Hill Road.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

There were no action items in the Priority Mail.

 

There was nobody present for the Public Comment period.

 

Treasurer Scott Harnsberger provided a letter to the Board informing them that he will be having two full-time employees retire from the Treasurer’ Office in the current fiscal year.  He stated the two positions are vital to the operation of the Office.  He intends to move the person currently in the part-time position to the full-time position vacant in March, leaving a part-time position and full-time position (end of May) to fill.  Both positions are budgeted for and not new positions.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to authorize Treasurer Harnsberger to fill both the part-time and full-time positions when vacant.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

In another issue, Treasurer Harnsberger requested an exemption from the recently approved Mileage Reimbursement Policy; specifically the statement for Mileage Rates “if a county car is available and they take their personal vehicle, the reimbursement rate is $.30.  If no county car is available, the reimbursement rate is $.40.”  He stated this creates an inconvenience for an employee that goes to the bank and Post Office daily.   In the past, he has paid $.40/mile; however, the rate would now be $.30/mile as stated in the Policy.  To check out a pool car daily and complete the necessary paperwork is not feasible for the short time frame and distance needed per day and he again asked the Commissioners consider an exemption for this employee.  County Clerk Julie Freese stated she knows of one other Office this would effect.  The Commission asked Freese to send out a memo to see if there are other people this would effect and report back next Tuesday.

 

Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session with Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton and Deputy Civil Attorney Jodi Darrough regarding potential litigation.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton gave a Department report.  The Wyoming Business Council has approved grant funding for the RT Communication quote for the Dry Creek Road Realignment Project.  He provided a Project Budget Summary of One Percent Gravel Projects, listing completed projects 2017; Oftedahl Pit (Gravel Roads Spring 2018); Dubois – Local Supplier (Gravel Road Spring 2018); Riverton Area Roads – Crush Gravel Lost Wells Pit February/March (Gravel Roads Summer, Fall, Winter 2018); South Pass Roads – Atlantic City Iron Ore Quarry Stockpile (Gravel Roads Spring and Summer 2018); Lander Area Roads – Local Source or New County Pit and Shoshoni Area Roads – Riverton Supplier (Crush Gravel Fall & Winter; Gravel Roads Winter & Spring 2019; Lysite Area Roads – Lost Cabin Pit (Crush Gravel Fall & Winter 2019; Gravel Roads Winter & Spring 2019-20); Lander Area Roads – WYDOT East of Government Draw Pit – Reject Stockpiling (Graham Road); and Miscellaneous Dirk Work and Gravel Projects.  Subtotal project costs to date $343,306 and total project miles to date 19.8; Estimated Totals 2018-2020 is 180.8 miles for a total cost of $5,162,734.  As material needs crushed in Lost Wells Butte Pit before more graveling can commence in that area, bids were sought for in-County crushing contractors, and two bids received for crushing 50,000 cubic yards:

B & B Aggregate                    $5.85                           $292,500

2 M Construction, Inc.           $6.26                           $312,500 plus mobilization $9,500

Pendleton stated it is unknown whether or not additional equipment (excavator) will be needed until the project actually starts, but stated if one is required, it would cost an additional $30,000 as the equipment would be rented from Wyoming Machinery Company.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to accept the low bid of $292,500 from B & B Aggregate to crush 50,000 cubic yards at the Lost Wells Butte Pit with funding through the One Percent fund.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Dave Pendleton stated the County received a State of Wyoming Perpetual Roadway Easement for the use and benefit of the Pierle Family Limited Partnership for a 1.6 mile stretch of East Fork Road off Highway 26 in Dubois.  Chairman Becker asked for a compilation of costs to the Pierle Family and stated he would discuss at the upcoming Legislative Conference in Cheyenne the County Commissioners would be attending, and his belief that the State ROW should not be required as the East Fork Road has been a County road since 1912.  A Bureau of Land Management Right-of-Way Agreement was presented, giving Fremont County an additional 18” ROW in order to construct, operate, maintain and terminate extension of area for replacement of culverts with a bottomless arch culvert, in Alkali Creek, on the East Fork Road, on BLM ground.  The project has received federal funding.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the ROW Agreement submission.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Several other items were discussed by Dave Pendleton.  He is assisting the Popo Agie Homeowners Association in their grant application to the Office of Homeland Security for FEMA funding to protect infrastructure in the Subdivision.  He responded to Chairman Becker’s question regarding a concern expressed to him regarding Big Bear Road.

 

Volunteers of America Center of Hope Program Director Shelly Mbonu presented a Second Quarter report (October-December 2017).  Accompanying her was Barb Beebe, Assistant Program Director.  Modifications and improvements were discussed that included:  1) 4th Annual Empty Bowl fundraising event, generating an attendance of over 350 people, generating $24,000; 2) Transitional treatment services remains at capacity of six with a waitlist; 3) promotion of advocacy practices to help improve opportunities for the Center of Hope staff and patients; 4) Assistant Program Director participating in Leadership Fremont County; and 5) staff members were able to attend the annual VOA staff conference in Sheridan which in part focused on Trauma Informed Care and taking care of yourself.  Center of Hope partners with the 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, which includes substance abuse assessments, daily exercise, morning meditations, evening checkout group, group therapy, living skills and grief and loss issues, AA/NA meetings, connection to resources for employment and housing as well as aces to spiritual support services which is funded through the Wyoming Department of Health.  They continue to work closely with the local judicial system and in the second quarter, they received 13 referrals.  Second quarter statistics total 583 intakes (993 year to date) and Success statistics.  Commissioner McCarty asked about the role of Pingora Behavioral Health, and Mbonu stated the agency is housed in the former home of Center of Hope on Madison Avenue, and deals with opiate issues.  They stated they do not expect a decrease in funding from the Wyoming Department of Health in the upcoming fiscal year.

 

A Public Hearing was held at 10:15 a.m., as advertised, regarding a Transfer of Ownership of a Retail Liquor License from Long Shot Adventures, Inc. to JBALL WY Adventure Ranch, LLC d/b/a Crooked Creek Guest Ranch.  Manager Leah Vermeire was present, representing the new owner.  She stated no changes are expected except for planned improvements.  She has also received her TIPS certification which makes the establishment eligible for the 15% fee reduction.  There was nobody present in the audience, either for or against the transfer.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve the Transfer of Ownership to JBALL WY Adventure Ranch, LLC d/b/a Crooked Creek Guest Ranch.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

A Public Hearing was held at 10:30 a.m., as advertised, seeking public input and comment on an Economic Development Infrastructure Community Development Block Grant project that funded ADA improvements to the front entry of the Fremont County Courthouse to make it handicap accessible.  There was nobody present in the audience, either for or against, the project.  Fremont County Building Maintenance Supervisor JR Oakley reviewed the ramp and heated sidewalks which were part of the project.  To date, he recently received one negative comment that the walkway was not lighted during the evening hours, as related to an evening meeting held monthly in the Courthouse.  In closing, he stated the final project is functional and provides adequate handicap accessibility to the Courthouse during normal working hours.

 

MASA Medical Transport Solutions Sales Manager Gary Robson presented the final Employer Benefit Agreement with Fremont County.  The Commissioners had negotiated several items on the Agreement and the MASA Corporate Attorney had intended to participate via speaker phone; however, was unavailable.  Hobson proceeded to outline the changes made to the Agreement as requested by the County.  He further clarified the definition of dependents.  Prior to February 1st, dependents included all members of a household (family or otherwise); however, after February 1st, the definition was changed to spouse and dependents up to the age of 26 years.  Hobson stated claims are generally paid within 30 days and MASA will also assist individuals to help settle with ambulance companies if there is a balance due.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Employer Benefit Agreement, effective February 6, 2018, at a rate of $99/year per employee for a two year period.  Motion carried unanimously.  The Commission had agreed to fund the amount per employee out of the Health Insurance Fund as a benefit for Fremont County employees.  After the two year period lapses, the County will renegotiate for a new rate and term.  Robson stated he would have the Commissioners review the informational packet he will present to County employees in upcoming informational meetings yet to be scheduled.

 

Fremont County Planning Supervisor Steve Baumann requested approval to send the Small Wastewater Specialist to the Water and Wastewater Equipment, Treatment and Transport (WHETT) seminar in Indianapolis.  Fremont County has a delegation agreement with the Wyoming DEQ for permitting all residential Small Wastewater Systems, both new and replacements.  The seminar showcases not only the current designs and products for all forms of wastewater treatment, but also provides training seminars specifically related to small wastewater systems.  The training seminars further qualify for Continuing Education Credits and Training Certificates, both of which assist in the process.  Baumann further discussed the importance of this certification as DEQ has expressed an interest in having a Licensed Professional Engineer as the delegated responsible person in the future.  This concept is receiving dissatisfaction among other counties and within the state with the DEQ concept.  Due to budgetary constraints, the Planning Department has not sent the Small Wastewater Specialist to the training since 2014; however, Baumann states the current budget will be able to cover the $2,000 anticipated cost of the training and travel.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve sending the Small Wastewater Specialist to the WHETT conference for a cost not to exceed $2,000.  Voting against the motion:  Larry Allen.  Motion carried.

 

Steve Baumann presented the Final Plat of the Pattys Way Simple Subdivision.  This is a proposed two lot subdivision, located approximately ¾ miles east Kinnear on Highway 26.  As both lots abut Highway 26 which has a 150’ right-of-way already existing for utilities, the Sub-divider requested a variance to the provision for an additional 20’ right-of-way for utility easement along the highway.  This will require a variance from the Simple Subdivision Regulations.   The Fremont County Planning Commission approve both the Variance and Final Plat.   Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Variance to Chapter III Section 3(B)(XIV) of the Fremont County Simple Subdivision Regulations allowing the removal of the utility and drainage easement along the south boundary of Lots 1 and 2.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the final Plat of the Pattys Way Subdivision.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Steve Baumann presented a final plat of the Redoubt Simple Subdivision, a one lot subdivision located on Tunnel Hill Road, approximately 2.4 miles north of Missouri Valley Road.  The Fremont County Planning Commission approved the plat.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Redoubt Simple Subdivision.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Steve Baumann presented a final plat of the Bend of the River Subdivision Replat of Lot 2.  This is a proposed division of original Lot 2 into three lots.  The Fremont County Planning Commission approved the plat.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Bend of the River Subdivision Replat of Lot 2.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

County Assessor Tara Berg was joined by GIS staff Chip Williams and Andy Fontaine and Fremont County Planner Steve Baumann, to request approval to upgrade the Maintenance Agreements with Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI), who provides the software that defines parcel layers.  Current maintenance is $4,300 and the new proposed yearly contract amount would be $10,600.  This would be an additional request to the FY 2017-18 budget of $6,300, which would be split between the Assessor ($2,350) and Planning Department ($3,950).  Berg stated the current quote expires March 13th and also noted the current maintenance contract will expire at that approximate time as well, so this would be an opportune time for the upgrade.  The upgrade will make the workflow more efficient and integrated between the users and result in real time data being available.  The software is used to provide various layers (deeds, roads, subdivisions, etc.).  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the upgraded Maintenance Agreement at the additional cost of $6,300 for the current fiscal year for the Assessor and Planning Department.  Motion carried unanimously.  Both budgets will be monitored and infused from the Cash Reserve if necessary for the additional amount prior to the end of the current fiscal year.

 

Vice-Chairman Allen and Financial Planner Joe Felix reviewed a draft Resolution authorizing submission of a Federal Mineral Royalty Capital Construction Account Grant Application to the State Land and Investment Board for the purpose of remounting two ambulance boxes onto new 2019 Dodge 4500 4×4 Chassis cabs.  The grant would be a 50/50 match and the County’s match of $99,580 would be funded from the Fremont County Ambulance Fund.  Commissioner Allen stated the remounts would increase the County’s asset value as related to the current lease agreement with AMRG.   Felix stated that pending grant approval during SLIB’s June 21st meeting, the earliest appointment to get the remount done would be November.  It is a very lengthy process.  Discussion was held on how many other ambulances needed replaced as the Board was in agreement to apply for funding for replacement of all necessary ambulances at this time, and not just the two proposed today.  Allen and Felix will rework the numbers and present an updated Resolution during the following meeting to apply for funding for the two new cab and chassis remounts and possibly three remounts.  Felix had stated there is adequate funding for the County match of the additional units within the Ambulance Fund.

 

Fremont County Public Health Nurse Supervisor Kathleen Laidlaw updated the Board on two recent resignations.  The Lander Office Nurse Supervisor will be resigning the mid-February.  This position is a full-time direct care/program supervisory position.  Pursuant to the Wyoming Department of Health, Public Health Nursing Division, the Commissioners must give approval to fill both vacancies.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve refilling the position.  Motion carried unanimously.  The second position is currently a 24 hour/week position, grant funded through the State, for the Maternal Child Health program.  Laidlaw requested the position be upgraded to a full-time position and confirmed the State pays 100%.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve refilling the Maternal Child Health nurse position at the full-time classification.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese asked the Commission to consider the process for the upcoming budget session (FY 2018-19).  The Commissioners had agreed to hold budget hearings with all special districts this year, in addition to the other hearings held annually with Departments.  She distributed last year’s budget message to Elected Officials/Department Heads and Off-Line Boards and asked that it be finalized at the next meeting.  Last year’s hearing schedule was also reviewed and will be updated for review at the following meeting.

 

In other business, Julie Freese stated the final Town Meeting will be held on Thursday in the Commissioners’ Chambers for the Lander area citizens.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 12:20 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on February 13, 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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