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March 20, 2018 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                   LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                     OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                             MARCH 20, 2018





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, Jennifer McCarty and Clarence Thomas.  Ray Price 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.


Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on March 13, 2018.  Motion carried unanimously.


Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty 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.


Ace Hardware Lander-Segregated-Materials/Supplies-$1,278.56; Ace Hardware Riverton-County Buildings-Materials/Supplies-$239.55; Ahlers & Company-Family Planning Services-License/Support-$707.68; Airgas USA LLC-Segregated-Supplies-$442.55; Anne Macguire M.D.-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$325.00; Artery Construction Inc.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$7,700.00; B & B Enterprises LLC-Transportation-Signs/Supplies-$252.00; Bailey Enterprises, Inc.-Inventory-Bulk Fuel-$19,750.35; Bank of the West-Segregated-Card Charges-$80,984.59; Bank of the West Account Analysis-Investment Pool-Bank Charges-$720.57; Bill Jones Plumbing & Heating-County Buildings-Supplies-$607.91; Bullington, Shaun-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$3,080.00; Carquest Auto Parts-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$1,783.57; Carroll Septic Service-Transportation-Services-$150.00; CDW Government, Inc.-Detention Center-Equipment/Supplies-$2,770.43; CenturyLink-Segregated-Phone Services-$4,181.29; Clarke, Susan A.-Detention Center-Reimburse Expenses-$15.99; Clifford, Gregory P., M.D., P.C.-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$837.00; CNA Surety-Detention Center-Surety-$100.00; Coast to Coast Computer Products Inc.-Segregated-Computer Supplies-$1,798.76; Cowboy Chemical Inc.-Detention Center-Inmate Laundry/Kitchen Supply-$557.10; Department of Family Services-Juvenile Treatment Court-Background Checks-$10.00; Evans, Michael A.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$4,455.00; Federal Express Corp-County Sheriff-Shipping Fees-$11.59; Food Services of America-Detention Center-Prisoner Board-$1,526.88; Fremont Orthopaedics P.C.-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$275.00; Fremont Therapy Group LLC-Detention Center-Inmate Therapy-$10.50; Glassburn, Jennifer M.-County Attorney-Court Transcripts-$46.25; Globalstar USA-Search & Rescue-Satellite Phone Service-$177.65; Grainger-Segregated-Materials/Supplies-$339.51; Harden, Karen-County Sheriff-Contract Services-$150.00; Harris, Cindy-Youth Services-Contract Services-$100.00; HDR Engineering Inc.-Bridge Repair-Engineering Services-$12,004.21; High Plains Power, Inc.-Segregated-Utility Services-$1,517.03; inReach-Search & Rescue-Services-$63.06; Jack’s Truck & Equipment-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts-$39.04; Johnson, Jill-Transportation-Reimburse Expenses-$93.82; Kohler Trucking Inc.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$4,015.00; Kone Inc.-Segregated-Elevator Maintenance Contract-$1,176.60; Lander Medical Clinic P.C.-Segregated-Inmate Medical/Family Planning-$3,552.71; Lander Valley Auto Parts-1% Infrastructure Projects-Supplies-$25.80; Lander Valley Sportsmen’s Association-Segregated-Range Fees/Dues-$250.00; Linton’s Big R Store-Detention Center-Uniform Supplies-$67.98; Lyles, Jesse-County Sheriff-Reimburse Mileage-$67.20; Miller, Steven B.-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Service-$158.00; Mountain Dental P.C.-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$1,167.00; Natrona County Sheriff-Detention Center-Inmate Housing-$10,335.00; Neopost USA Inc.-Support Services-Machine Agreement-$250.46; Noble Medical, Inc.-County Sheriff-Drug Testing Supplies-$400.00; Office Shop Inc., The-Detention Center-Service Agreement-$64.11; O’Reilly Automotive Inc.-County Buildings-Parts/Supplies-$1.79; Palace Pharmacy-Detention Center-Inmate Prescriptions-$15,099.30; Pavillion, Town of-County Buildings-Water-$97.00; Paws For Life-County Sheriff-Animal Boarding-$210.00; Phillips, Adam E.-District Court-Court Representation-$525.00; Post, Raymond-County Sheriff-Car Wash-$16.97; Postmaster-County Treasurer-Box Rent-$72.00; Quick Set Auto Glass-Vehicle Maintenance-Windshields/Repairs-$550.00; Quill Corporation-County Sheriff-Office Supplies-$838.32; Ratigan, Daniel, M.D.-Detention Center-Contract Supervision of PA-$4,000.00; Reed’s Moghaun Office Supply-Segregated-Office Supplies-$62.50; Relx, Inc.-County Attorney-Research Subscription-$60.00; Riverton Physician Practices LLC-Segregated-Drug Testing/Physical Exams-$419.00; Riverton Ranger, Inc.-Transportation-Advertising-$35.75; Rocky Mountain Power-County Buildings-Utility Services-$1,259.02; Sagewest Health Care-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$3,298.52; Secretary of State-Detention Center-Notary Fee-$30.00; Skaggs Companies, Inc.-Detention Center-Uniforms/Supplies-$141.95; T Y Excavation Inc.-Transportation-Dubois Road Maintenance-$13,296.50; Taylor Creek Exxon-County Sheriff-Car Wash-$11.00; Teton County Sheriff’s Office-County Sheriff-K9 Training-$220.00; Triple L Inc.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$7,507.50; Tweed’s Wholesale Co-Detention Center-Inmate Board-$6,538.87; Verizon Wireless-Youth Services-Cellphone Services-$229.93; West Payment Center-District Court-Library Plan Charges-$63.95; Wind River Power Sports-County Buildings-Filter/Equipment-$3.90; Wind River Radiology P.C.-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$747.00; Wind River Towing-Abandoned Vehicles-Towing-$160.00; Windmill, LLC-Transportation-Sand For Dubois-$1,103.47; Wyoming Cardiopulmonary Services P.C.-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$494.00; Wyoming Department of Transportation-Segregated-WYDOT Fuel-$1,567.27; Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy-Detention Center-Ammunition-$1,514.00; Wyoming Public Health Laboratory-Family Planning Services-Lab Fees/Supplies-$242.00; Sheriff-Internet Services-$999.95



Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to accept a voucher from Fremont Counseling Service in the amount of $2,755.00 for Title 25 patients.  Motion carried unanimously.


The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) get well card; and 2) Record of Proceedings.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to submit the name of Vice-Chairman Larry Allen to the Wyoming County Commissioners Association to serve on the WYDOT Air Service Enhancement program committee.  Motion carried unanimously.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2018-12 “Appointment of a Special Prosecutor” from the Sublette County Attorney’s Office.  Motion carried unanimously.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve an Application/Permit to Install Cattleguard from Scott Wirick for North 2nd Street in Lander.  Motion carried unanimously.


The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  1) Healthy Rivers Popo Agie Watershed Initiative notice of watershed forum March 22-23, 2018; 2) BLM 2nd notice regarding expired ROW for Jack Huff Road (Co. Road #446).  Chairman Becker asked that an update be given when the Transportation Superintendent reports during the Commissioners meeting of April 3rd regarding the status of the application.  A Western Electric Service LLC estimate was reviewed for repairs required for the Dubois Ambulance house.  Building Maintenance Supervisor J.R. Oakley had received approval to proceed from a majority of the Board in order to provide the repairs as soon as possible.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to ratify approval of the estimate from Western Electric Service LLC not to exceed $1,000 with repairs to be funded by the Ambulance fund.  Motion carried unanimously.


There was nobody present for the Public Comment period.


Katheryn Garber Primrose, Serve Wyoming Commissioner, had presented a request for a Proclamation for National Service Recognition Day, which will take place April 3, 2018.    Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to Proclaim April 3, 2018 as National Service Recognition Day and encourage citizens to recognize the positive impacts of national service in our county, find ways to give back to our communities, and thank those who serve.  Motion carried unanimously.


County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix presented a preliminary budget hearing for unanticipated revenues.  The information will be advertised and the public hearing set for the next meeting April 3rd.


Lander Assistant Mayor RaJean Strube Fossen, Kevin Kershisnik, Director of Economic Development, and Fremont County Planner Steve Baumann discussed economic development opportunities in Fremont County.  Also present in the audience was Fremont County Association of Governments Executive Director Gary Michaud.  The Commissioners were in full support to work in any way possible with the various entities to increase economic development in Fremont County.  In addition, Vice-Chairman Larry Allen volunteered to be a point of contact in addition to Steve Baumann on behalf of Fremont County.


County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix joined Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor Brad Meredith who updated the Board on several vehicles that are in need of engine replacements.  Meredith had previously received authorization to replace one in a Sheriff’s Department vehicle (PT 233) for a cost of $4,300 through the emergency repair line item of the Capital Revolving Fund.  An additional one is now needed for a Road and Bridge pickup (PT 672) which will cost $4,800.   Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to authorize the engine replacements for both units.  Voting against the motion: Travis Becker.  Motion carried.


Fremont County Planning Department Supervisor Steve Baumann updated the Board on the Popo Agie Ranch Estates Homeowners Association meeting he attended the previous evening on behalf of Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton who was ill.    Baumann reviewed the two proposals received for the design build as advertised:  Lowham Walsh & Patrick Construction – $22,830; and WWC Engineering – $32,000.  A review committee was made up of himself, Dave Pendleton and Deputy Treasurer Jim Anderson and Baumann stated their recommendation is to accept the bid from Lowham Walsh & Patrick Construction in the amount of $22,830.   County Clerk Julie Freese stated key individuals need to meet and begin the process developed by the County to set up the grant process.  The Board stated it would be premature for a bid to be accepted until the process is developed to determine what entity is responsible for each phase.


CWC Vice-President Willie Noseep, Lander Facilities & Maintenance Supervisor Hunter Roseberry and Physical Plant Director Mike Robinson presented a map of a proposed new access road to the CWC Sinks Canyon Center.  Discussion was also held on the proposed road and the status of who can use it.  Once the additional information is available, they will make it available to the Board.  In another matter, Mr. Noseep distributed a publication entitled “Making Our Way…Together” and invited the Commissioners to the Lander Community Summit on March 22nd.


Chairman Becker presented a plaque of appreciation to Susan Shipley, Executive Director of Treatment Courts of Fremont County, upon her resignation the end of the month.  Family and co-workers were present in the audience.  Shipley began her employment with Fremont County in April of 2013 and is moving to Cheyenne to be closer to family.  The Board thanked her for her invaluable service to Fremont County.


Susan then presented the following budget presentations:  Juvenile Treatment Court:  Susan Shipley—Outgoing Director and JDAI Director Melinda Cox was present. Last year’s budget was $266,288 and this year’s request is $231,229.


Court Assisted Supervised Treatment:  Susan Shipley—Outgoing Director and JDAI Director Melinda Cox were present.  Last year’s budget was $295,263 and this year’s request is $303,454.


Public Health Nurse Manager Kathleen Laidlaw presented a monthly update.

Cole White, Community Health Center CEO, stated they have been in Fremont County since 2011 and are currently located in the former Fremont Therapy Building in Riverton.  They have 20 employees (including three physicians and three mid-level medical professionals).  The facility is a federally qualified health center, and is the most beneficial structure to have, next to Indian Health Service.  He expressed his concern that the SageWest hospitals are for profit and not critical access hospitals.


County Assessor Tara Berg and Treasurer Scott Harnsberger were present to provide a report on anticipated assessed valuations and revenues for 2018.  Present in the audience was Deputy Treasurer Jim Anderson and Financial Assistant Joe Felix.


Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session for property acquisition.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.


Commissioner meeting reports were given:


County Clerk Julie Freese continued a discussion from the previous meeting regarding expanding the Election Office into the Building Maintenance office space.  She stated the Building Maintenance Supervisor has been able to come in under earlier estimates for the security windows in both the current and expanded office area.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the expansion of the Election Department and associated remodeling costs not to exceed $9,000.  Motion carried unanimously.


Julie Freese stated several meetings need to be scheduled in April, preferably on the same day:  Finance meeting with Treasurer Harnsberger, meeting with Elected Officials and Capital Revolving Committee.  She reminded the Board that the MASA sales representative is presenting information on the ground and air ambulance policy the Commissioners recently provided all County employees, and explain the benefits of the upgraded policy available for additional cost to employees.


There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 12:30 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on April 3, 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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