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June 5, 2018 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                    LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                      OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                                     JUNE 5, 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, Jennifer McCarty and Clarence Thomas.  Vice-Chairman Larry Allen arrived later in the meeting.  Commissioner Ray Price was absent for personal reasons.  Fremont County Clerk Julie A. Freese was present for the meeting.

 

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

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the minutes of the May 22, 2018 meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to accept the bills for payment.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
A & I Distributors
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$1,210.10
Advanced Hydraulic & Machine
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$27.89
Aegean, LLC
Segregated
Training
$325.00
Albright, Harold
Planning
Reimburse Expenses
$67.20
American Family & Life Ins.
Segregated
Insurance
$10,009.63
American Heritage Life Ins
Segregated
Insurance
$20.70
Ananda Yoga Lander
CAST
Trauma Yoga Program
$60.00
AXA Equitable PEDC
Segregated
Annuity
$250.00
B & B Enterprises LLC
Transportation
Signs/Supplies
$408.00
Bailey Enterprises, Inc.
Inventory
Bulk Fuel Account
$24,587.93
Bank of The West Acct Analysis
Investment Pool
Bank Charges
$814.55
Bill Jones Plumbing & Heating
County Buildings Detention
Materials/Services/Repairs
$611.65
Black Hills Energy
Segregated
Utility Service
$4,537.76
Bloedorn Lumber Lander
Road Construction
Road Materials
$71.96
Blue Cross Blue Shield of WY
Co Admin
Health Ins Claims
$305,410.05
Blue Cross Blue Shield of WY
Co Admin
Health Insurance
$32,748.97
Bob Barker Company, Inc.
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$1,410.25
Business Mailing Solutions, Inc.
County Sheriff
Supplies Postage Machine
$230.00
Carroll Septic Service
County Buildings
Services
$200.00
Charter Communications
Segregated
Internet Service
$442.85
Child Support Services/ORS
Payroll
Child Support
$564.00
City Plumbing & Heating Inc.
County Buildings
Plumbing Supplies
$10.90
CNA Surety
Clerk of District Court
Renewal
$100.00
Colonial Life & Accident Ins
Segregated
Insurance
$165.22
Cruickshank, Robert
Transportation
Steel Toed Boots Reimbursement
$167.95
Degraw, Larry R.
County Sheriff
Bailiff Duties
$195.00
Dubois Telephone Exchange
Circuit Court Lander
Telephone Service
$647.85
Election Systems & Software, Inc.
County Elections
Voting Machines Supplies
$151.03
Food Services of America
Detention Center
Prisoner Board
$2,207.50
Fremont Counseling Lander
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$2,610.00
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Health Insurance
$313,619.00
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Withholding/FICA
$190,781.80
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Section 125 Benefits
$41,994.74
Fremont Motor Riverton Inc.
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$149.33
Fremont Motors Lander
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$242.51
Globalstar USA
Search & Rescue
Satellite Phone Service
$176.99
Great West Trust
Segregated
Wyoming Benefits
$5,605.00
Hancock, Timothy
Attorney Victim Services
Reimburse Expenses
$163.20
Harris, Cindy
Youth Services
Contractual Services
$100.00
HDR Engineering Inc.
Segregated
Engineering Services
$10,752.95
HealthSmart Benefit Solutions
Segregated
Insurance
$912.00
Honnen Equipment
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$258.34
Jack’s Saw Shop Inc.
County Buildings
Supplies/Equipment
$53.90
Jack’s Truck & Equipment
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$609.42
Kainer, Clayton
County Attorney
Reimburse Expenses
$40.16
MHL Systems
Transportation
Parts/Supplies
$3,815.00
Miller, Margaret
District Court
Court Appointments
$480.00
National Business Systems Inc.
County Treasurer
Prepaid Postage/Service Charges
$2,651.21
Natrona County Attorney
Health & Welfare
Title 25 Services
$2,965.00
Natrona County Sheriff
Detention Center
Inmate Housing
$20,865.00
New York Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$127.78
Norco Inc.
Segregated
Supplies
$4,612.81
Northern Arapaho Child Support
Payroll
Child Support
598.78
Office Shop Inc., The
Attorney Victim Services
Services
$629.99
OR Dept. of Justice
Payroll
Child Support
$500.94
Perry, Suzanne R.
County Attorney
Witness Fees
$30.00
Peterbilt of Wyoming
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$188.93
Quill Corporation
Segregated
Office Supplies
$620.93
R R Brink Locking Systems Inc.
County Buildings Detention
Materials/Supplies
$874.00
R T Communications
Segregated
Telephone Services
$537.11
Ratigan, Daniel, MD
Detention Center
PA Supervisor Contract
$4,500.00
Reed’s Moghaun Office Supply
County Clerk
Office Supplies
$17.82
Remote Satellite Systems
Search & Rescue
Equipment
$56.00
Riverton, City of
County Buildings
Water/Sewer
$789.70
State Disbursement Unit
Payroll
Child Support
$1,119.00
Stroupe Pest Control Inc.
County Buildings
Pest Control
$115.00
Sysco Montana Inc.
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$12,632.52
T Y Excavation Inc.
Road Material Inventory
Gravel Contract Service
$83,250.00
Talkington, Kay
Detention Center
Inmate Clothing Repairs
$66.50
Terrance R. Martin PC
District Court
Court Appointed Representation
$296.25
Total Net Salaries
Segregated
Salaries
$619,078.77
Traveling Computers
Computer Services
Supplies/Services
$14,940.13
Tweed’s Wholesale Co
Segregated
Supplies/Inmate Board
$2,742.05
Valley Lumber & Supply Co Inc.
Segregated
Materials/Supplies
$213.98
West Payment Center
District Court
Library Plan Charges
$63.95
Whiting Law, PC
District Court
Professional Services
$1,200.00
Wilderness Rescue International
Search & Rescue
River Rescue Training
$3,905.00
Wilkerson, James A., IV, MD PC
County Coroner
Autopsy
$1,175.00
William H. Smith & Associates Inc.
Segregated
Surveying Services
$840.00
WY SDU
Payroll
Child Support
$830.00
Wyo Child Support Enforcement
Segregated
Child Support
$800.00
Wyo Dept of Workforce Serv
Co Admin
Workers Comp
$19,536.67
Wyoming Behavioral Institute
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$1,508.00
Wyoming Retirement System
Co Admin
Contributions
$139,866.41
Wyoming.com
Segregated
Internet Services
$1,074.12
Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to accept the voucher from Fremont Counseling Service in the amount of $2,320 and SageWest Health Care in the amount of $32,725.00 for Title 25 patients.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Record of Proceedings.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a License for New Construction of Utility Crossing or Encroachment from High Plains Power for Soda Springs Drive and from Aethon Energy for Moneta-Lysite Road.  Motion carried unanimously.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Sawtooth Emergency Vehicles Sales Agreement for Ambulance for two new Osage Ambulances for a total of $239,560.  Motion carried unanimously.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Contract among Wyoming Department of Health, Public Health Division, Fremont County Health Officer and Fremont County for a Fremont County Health Officer to provide additional support in relation to public health emergency preparedness and response.  Motion carried unanimously.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Amendment Number Two to Grant Agreement between the Wyoming Business council and Fremont County to extend the construction service completion date until October 1, 2019 for the Cameco-Dry Creek Road Upgrade Project.  Motion carried unanimously.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Cooperative Agreement for Responsibilities between the Wyoming Department of Family Services Child Support Enforcement and Fremont County Clerk of District Court.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Deputy Civil Attorney Jodi Darrough had submitted an invoice from Cloud Peak Counseling Center for a Title 25 patient and noted an additional $425 for two days had been billed for the lock down unit, in addition to the normal rate of $325/day for three days.  The lock down unit rate was not part of the Memorandum of Understanding with the facility, and they agreed a new MOU would be required to set a rate for the lock-down portion of the Lighthouse in Worland.  As a result, the Commissioners were only able to authorize payment for the regular daily rate of $325 per day.

 

A National Association of Counties Memorandum regarding the 2018 Annual Conference was reviewed.  Treasurer Harnsberger will be attending and the Commissioners will acknowledge him as Fremont County’s representative on the 2018 Credentials Voting Form.

 

The Rocking the Winds Foundation had submitted a letter of interest for the County’s pending donation of old Detention Center kitchen stoves.  The Commission asked that Jodi Darrough review the request as they were not sure if the County could donate to a private entity.

 

The Public Comment period was held.

 

Tom Jones expressed concern on the County’s installation of several culverts that has affected the water coming down Coon Creek Spring that supplies water to his property on North 2nd Street and Tweed Lane.  Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton was in the audience and the Commissioners stated he and Jones should meet and discuss the issue.

A Public Hearing was held at 9:30 a.m., as advertised, regarding Unanticipated Revenues to the FY 2017-18 budget.  Present was County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2018-19 “FY 2017-18 Budget Amendment No. 7”.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Vice-Chairman Larry Allen joined the meeting at this time.

 

Executive Health Insurance Committee members Jim Anderson, Margy Irvine, Julie Freese and Travis Becker and NOVO Benefits representatives Michelle Conrad and Kellie Grady were present on the speakerphone to discuss several issues.  An ASO Plan Change document was presented for approval representing preventative changes (100% Benefit Screening for latent tuberculosis infection in adults; 100% Coverage for lactation support & counseling; and 100% Coverage for the use of Statins in adults).  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the ASO Group Plan Changes.  Motion carried unanimously.  A memo from NOVO Benefits was reviewed regarding Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming Medical Plan Administration Renewal for 2018/2019.    BCBS had submitted their renewal request for third party administrative services and, following negotiations by NOVO Benefits, at $44.45 (5.5% increase) per employee per month.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to renewal Third Party Administrative Services with Blue Cross at the proposed $44.45 per employee rate.  Motion carried unanimously.  It was noted that the County has experienced significant discount reductions off billed charges since switching to the BCBS network.  Per NOVO Benefits, based on a comprehensive market search for the most competitive medical stop loss renewal available to Fremont County, they recommended the County accept the renewal offer from Gerber Life, underwritten by Indigo Insurance Services, at the County’s current level of $125,000 individual specific deductible level, with an Aggregating Specific Corridor amount of $150,000.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to accept the renewal offer from Gerber Life for the Medical Stop Loss policy for the Benefit Plan Year 2018/2019.  Motion carried unanimously.  NOVO’s final recommendation was to change the Prescription Benefits Manger from Magellan Rx to Prime Therapeutics and they proceeded to review the positive impacts associated with the change.  The negative impact would be 475 claims negatively impacted by formulary change (would need to switch meds or pay higher copay).  However, based on overall favorable net impacts, NOVO Benefits’ recommendation is to transition the Prescription Benefit Manager to Prime Therapeutics effective January 1, 2019.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to accept NOVO Benefits’ recommendation to switch the PBM to Prime Therapeutics, effective January 1, 2019.  Motion carried unanimously.  The Plan Document will be amended accordingly and new cards sent to covered employees at no cost to the plan.  The Commission thanked NOVO Benefits and the Executive Health Insurance Committee members for their work on the plan benefits.

 

Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton presented a Cooperative Agreement between the Wyoming Department of Transportation and the Fremont County Commission for the Riverton Cooper Road Corridor Study.  The study will address corridor alignment and improvement options for Cooper Road within the Riverton urbanized area.  The grant is for $50,000 with the State paying 80% and Riverton and Fremont County responsible for 20% each ($6,250).  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Agreement, pending approval by the County Attorney’s Office.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The Third Street Bridge resurface in Dubois was discussed by Dave Pendleton.  County crews will soon be pulling up the boards and a 9’ wide drive surface will be layed across the bridge.  Appropriate signage and advertising to local residents will be performed.

 

Dave Pendleton gave a review of other projects taking place:  Annual patching work has begun and will continue through June.  Spring Valley Drive had a culvert replacement, blading on Wilderness Road and in the South Pass area and Bunker road has been opened.  He reported there was no major damage reported on County roads this spring due to flooding.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese presented Lisa McOmie with a plaque in recognition of 20 years of service in the County Clerk’s Office.  Lisa is the Clerk’s main floor supervisor had has also worked in the Election Department.  Family and co-workers were present for the presentation.

 

A Public Hearing was held at 10:30 a.m., as advertised, for the purpose of receiving comments on the proposed Fremont County Simple Subdivision Regulations.  The hearing marks the end of the 45 day comment period.  Present was Planning Supervisor Steve Baumann who stated the vast majority of changes between the previous version of the regulations and the new regulations were:  common definitions between Regular and Simple Subdivision Regulations, Common Easement Requirements along property boundaries and Common Certificate templates.  He further stated he has received no comments on the proposed changes during the comment period.   There was nobody present in the audience to offer comment.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Fremont County Simple Subdivision Regulations.   Motion carried unanimously.

 

Steve Baumann reviewed a Final Plat of the Wind River View Estates Lots 2 and 3 Re-Subdivision.  The Subdivision is located on the outskirts of Lander, just west of the Mount Hope Cemetery on Wind River View Road.  The purpose is to facilitate splitting the current 8.7 acre Lot 2 into a 4.7 acre Lot 2A and a 4 acre Lot 2B.  The Fremont County Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of the Plat.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Final Plat of the Wind River View Estates Lots 2 & 3 Re-Subdivision.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The Final Plat of Polson Estates Lot 2 Re-Subdivision was reviewed, which is located on the western outskirts of Riverton just off Riverview road on Polson Drive.  The purpose is to add an approximately .25 acre to the west end of the current Lot 2 that is stranded by a large drainage ravine.  The Plat was recommended for approval by the Riverton Planning Commission and Riverton City Council and received approval by the Fremont County Planning Commission.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Plat of Polson Estates Lot 2 Re-Subdivision.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The Final Plat of the Re-Subdivision of Canyon Shadows Subdivision Lots 1, 2 and 3 Replat, was reviewed.  The Subdivision is south of Lander at the mouth of Sinks Canyon on the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River on Canyon Shadows Road.  The purpose is to combine the current Lots 1, 2 & 3 into a single Lot 1A of approximately 4.59 acres.  The Fremont County Planning Commission unanimously approved the Final Plat.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Final Plat of the Re-Subdivision of Canyon Shadows Subdivision Lots 1, 2 & 3 Replat.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen updated the Commission on the Riverton Cooler Project, which will cost approximately $561.69 over the amount originally approved by the Commission.  Changes to the original plan and increasing costs account for the additional costs according to Building Maintenance Supervisor J.R. Oakley.  The container has been delivered to Lander and is on the street outside of Oakley’s garage, saving travel time to and from Riverton to complete the project.  There will be no additional permitting required from the City of Riverton.  Stratmoen’s budget is funding the Project and the overage is also within his budget.  The Board thanked Stratmoen for keeping them updated on the Project.

 

WYDOT Public Information Office Cody Beers organized a series of public meetings to address future highway improvement projects in northwest Wyoming, one of which was scheduled this date with the County Commissioners.  Approximately 30 people were present in the audience (a complete list is on file in the Commissioners’ Office).  A key part of the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) process involves annual meetings with public officials and others who play a key transportation role in Wyoming.  A prioritized construction plan for the 1,326 miles of highway in Northwest Wyoming was distributed for review.  A Power Point presentation was given regarding funding, STIP Development and Overview, District Projects and Partnership Opportunities.

 

Fremont County Association of Governments Executive Director Gary Michaud was joined by Dubois Mayor Twila Blakeman, Lander Mayor Del McOmie, Riverton Mayor Lars Baker, Hudson Mayor Mike Anderson and Pavillion Mayor Tex Frazier.  Assistant Lander Mayor RaJean Strube Fossen was present in the audience.  FCAG was formed 45 years ago by a joint powers board made up of all mayors and a County Commission representative.  Due to budget constraints, Fremont County elected not to pay dues last year ($8,250) and the group was present to encourage the Commission to again be a partner in the association.  Under new leadership with Michaud, he presented a 2018 list of goals, of which there are two major programs:  Wind River Transportation Authority and administration of Community Service Block Grants.  Michaud distributed a list of FCAG 2018 Goals.  The Mayors in attendance spoke of the various ways the group has been able to help their individual communities and stated economic development is important to all constituents of Fremont County.  Commissioner Thomas asked why the Tribes were not part of the Association; and it was stated the Joint Powers Board was set up initially with mayors and the County.  Vice-Chairman Allen is the County representative who had been attending FCAG meetings prior to last year and stated the meetings are beneficial, however, was concerned with the dues structure which had again increased.  He stated having a grants writer is important to help the entities.  Chairman Becker stated his first priority is to give employees a raise this upcoming year.  He further stated the Commissioners are beginning their budget work sessions this afternoon and this would be a topic to be discussed further during the Commissioners budget.

 

Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session with Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton regarding personnel.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Larry Allen seconded, to refill a Truck Driver position in Lander at the beginning salary of $33,472.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Wyoming County Commissioners Association Executive Director Pete Obermueller reviewed the progress on a work plan to consolidate county government employees into one employer group for purposes of workers compensation premiums and programs.  Present in the audience were County Treasurer Scott Harnsberger, Deputy Jim Anderson, Deputy County Clerk Margy Irvine and Financial Assistant Joe Felix. The Commission had discussed the proposal earlier; however, had asked for additional information from Obermueller, who called Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Supervisor Shane Bustillo via speakerphone to join the session.  Also present on Mr. Bustillo’s end was Nicole Bramner and Shirley Johnson to help answer the Commissioner’s questions.  The proposal is formed after the North Dakota model and would group all 23 Wyoming counties into one County Employer Group vs. 23 individual groups.  The premium would be based on individual data per county and the WCCA would administer the program (receive premium checks, pay the premium to the State, work on discounts via safety programs, etc.).  Obermueller had asked that all counties approve a resolution approving a preliminary approval of a collective workers compensation work plan developed by WCCA in consultation with county and state representatives.  County Clerk Julie Freese had been involved with preliminary work on the proposal and recommended the Commissioners approve the resolution for WCCA to move forward on the proposal.  She stated the Committee had also discussed those boards under the 12 mills being able to participate, which would also be researched further.  Chairman Becker stated they would review the draft Resolution and possible approval at the following meeting on June 12th.  In closing, Obermueller gave a brief overview of the recent legislature and WCCA events and happenings.  The Commission thanked him for taking the time to meet with them and answer their questions.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese presented the FY 2018-19 Capital Revolving request list as follows:

 

Department                           Amount                      Description

Transportation                      $35,000                      2018 2500 PU

Transportation                      $29,000                      2018 2500 PU

Emergency Repairs               $100,000                    Emergency repairs or purchases

IT Department                       $20,000                      Website redesign

IT Department                       $17,720                      Server

IT Department                       $17,720                      Server

Sheriff                                     $47,000                      Patrol Vehicle

Sheriff                                     $47,000                      Patrol Vehicle

Sheriff                                     $47,000                      Patrol Vehicle

Sheriff/Detention                  $43,500                      Detention Van

Coroner                                  $30,741                      Pickup with topper

Transportation                      $124,000                    Kubota System Truck

Transportation                      $280,455                    Motorgrader

Courthouse Security             $14,000                      Metal Detectors (2)

$853,136

Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the 2018-2019 Capital Revolving request list as submitted with purchases totaling $853,136.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Treatment Courts Director Melinda Cox was present for a Department update.  She further reviewed two contracts that needed approval:  Contract between Wyoming Department of Health, Behavioral Health Division and Fremont County Commissioners as Governing Body for the Court Assisted Supervised Treatment of Fremont County as well as for the Juvenile Treatment Court.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the two contracts with the Wyoming Department of Health for the Court Assisted Treatment and Juvenile Treatment Courts.  Motion carried unanimously.  In closing, Cox stated nine people from Fremont County recently attended the National Drug Court Conference.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix were present to start the budget discussion.

Freese gave an outline on work done prior to this meeting:

1)     Capital Revolving Fund has been identified and recommended as a “backfill” revenue to help balance the budget in the amount of $500,000.  This will need commissioner approval.

This committee will meet today to finalize the discussion on a motor grader and Kubota system.  All other Capital Revolving items proposed for approval have been included in the budgets.

2)     Retirement changes are coming in Sept of 2018 in the amount of ½%.  Commissioners had approved ¼% to be paid by employees and ¼% by the county.  These changes have been made to the budgets.

3)     Health insurance rates increases have also been included in the budgets.

4)     The County Coroner salary increase slated for January is included in the Coroner’s budget.

5)     There are monies in Cash Reserves that are available (between $440,000 and $880,000) due to changes in offline board cash reserve methods over the last 2 years.

 

Chairman Becker started the discussion with salary increases.  Becker stated that he, Commissioner Allen, the County Clerk and Financial Assistant had worked on some options for the Commission to review with regards to some type of salary increase.  The following was presented:

 

1)      Chief Deputies.  All Elected Officials may have one Chief Deputy who, when they are gone, would be the next in line to take care of that Office.  He also stated that he would like to see all Chief Deputies receive 85% of the Elected Official’s salary.  Any increase of the Chief Deputy’s salary would be only occur in January anytime an Elected Official received their salary increase.  Any Chief Deputy who already is at or exceeds the 85% will not get a raise until the Elected Official’s salary is such that the Chief Deputy’s salary could be calculated at 85%.

 

2)     Department Heads and Supervisors under the County Commissioners were also reviewed with the Wyoming Salary Survey and the proposed increases for them were discussed.

 

3)     Certain employee salary irregularities were discussed to bring them to the same salary as jobs similar to their duties.

 

4)     A $1,200 annual increase for all full time employees.  This would not include Department Heads with salary increases or Chief Deputies of Elected Officials.

Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the salary increase plans as outlined in #1-4 above.   Motion carried unanimously. The County Clerk is directed to make all changes to salary with an effective date of July 1, 2018.

 

Budget work session:

 

Fremont Count Recreation Commission.  Proposed budget is $281,731.  This budget was reduced to $220,000.  There was concerns that they are paying for meeting meals.  The Commissioners also thought the amount would adequately pay for many of the grant requests they had received.

 

Fremont County Fair and Rodeo.  Change the Director’s and Office Manager’s salary back to current amounts.

 

Fremont County Library and Fremont County Museum.  No changes.

 

Health and Welfare:  Child Development Services $0, Children’s Advocacy $5,000, Dubois Boys and Girls Club $0, Fremont County Alliance against Domestic Violence $2,500, Fremont County Group Home $0, Volunteers of America Center of Hope $50,000, Fremont County Good Samaritan Center $5,000, High Country Sr. Citizens $4,000, Shoshoni Sr. Citizens Center $6,800, Lander Sr. Citizens Center $15,000, Riverton Sr. Citizens Center $15,000, Wyoming Sr. Companions $1,200, Lander Popo Agie Flood Mitigation $25,000, Fremont County Fire District $10,000, Riverton Airport $0, FAST (Airport Guarantee) $150,000, Historic Preservation $1,000, Indigent Care & Burial $255,000, Statutory Medical $250,000.

 

Inventory.  Chairman Becker has been working with the Transportation Superintendent to look into reducing inventory (culverts, cattle guards, etc.).  The estimate of those items if $70,000 and most of the inventory left would be gravel at Wiggins Fork and two bridges.  Deputy Treasurer Jim Anderson was in the room and explained the inventory process and he will get a list for the County Commissioners to discuss.

 

General Fund.

 

Commissioners.  Discussion on the potential for any new Commissioner to opt for County health insurance was held.  Discussion was also held on travel and the need to increase their travel line item for the next fiscal year.  It was decided to increase the Commissioner’s budget by $10,000 to cover health insurance and travel.  FCAG dues were discussed as previously presented by the FCAG board earlier in the meeting.  The Commissioners approved to pay $5,000 in their budget towards dues.

 

Commission meeting reports were given:

 

Commissioner McCarty attended the Planning Commission and Recreation Commission board meetings.

 

Vice-Chairman Allen attended no meetings; however, had several flood related phone calls over the weekend.

 

Chairman Travis Becker is in communication with the new owner of 3 Spear Ranch outside of Dubois regarding signage and locked gates.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 5:00 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on June 12, 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, FREMONT COUNTY CLERK AND CLERK OF THE BOARD

 

 

 

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