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May 22, 2018 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                    LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                      OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                                   MAY 22, 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, Jennifer McCarty and Clarence Thomas.  Commissioner Ray Price was absent for personal reasons.  Fremont County Clerk Julie A. Freese was present for the meeting.

 

Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Agenda as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Minutes of the Regular meeting held May 8, 2018.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
71 Construction
Road Material Inventory
Cold Mix
$11,382.90
Ace Hardware Lander
Segregated
Materials/Supplies
$827.84
Aegean, LLC
Sheriff Victim Services
Training
$325.00
Ahlers & Company
Family Planning Services
Chart Data Retrieval
$1,500.00
Airgas USA LLC
Vehicle Maintenance
Supplies
$44.01
Anda Inc.
Public Health
Vaccine
$2,800.00
B & B Enterprises LLC
Segregated
Crushing Services/Supplies
$143,047.20
Bailey Enterprises, Inc.
Inventory
Fuel
$18,803.81
Bank of the West
Segregated
Credit Card Charges
$49,169.00
Battery Station, LLC
County Sheriff
Batteries
$423.15
Becker, Travis
County Commission
Reimburse Expenses
$220.00
Beddoes, Paul
Detention Center
Reimburse Expenses
$20.00
Big Sky Communications Inc.
Dispatch Center
Equipment
$738.00
Bowdel Steven P.
Detention Center
Medical Services
$2,437.50
Carquest Auto Parts
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$2,180.87
Carroll Septic Service
Transportation
Services
$150.00
Central Wyoming College
Dispatch Center
Tower Lease
$492.00
CenturyLink
Segregated
Telephone Service
$4,171.40
City Plumbing & Heating Inc.
Segregated
Plumbing Supplies
$41.65
Clifford, Gregory P. MD PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$3,825.00
Coast to Coast Computer Products Inc.
Segregated
Computer Supplies
$1,102.89
Communication Technologies Inc.
Segregated
Maintenance/Repairs
$2,584.48
Cooper, Danyne
CAST
Reimburse Expenses
$57.75
Cowboy Chemical Inc.
Detention Center
Inmate Laundry/Kitchen Supply
$1,315.90
Davis, Eileen
County Sheriff
Reimburse Expenses
$45.00
Dubois Hardware Co
Search & Rescue
Supplies
$494.38
Ed’s Electronics
Search & Rescue
Services/Equipment
$1,321.40
Elevate Rehab, LLC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$630.00
Ellis, Laurie
Fremont County WIC
Reimburse Expenses
$54.50
Federal Express Corp
County Attorney
Shipping Fees
$30.53
Food Services of America
Detention Center
Prisoner Board
$1,860.65
Forterra Concrete Products, Inc.
Road Material Inventory
Materials/Supplies
$19,904.00
Fremont County School District #25
Youth Services
JDAI Meals
$305.20
Fremont County Solid Waste
County Buildings Detention
Dump Fees
$10.60
Fremont Orthopaedics PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$478.55
G Bar G Veterinary
County Sheriff
Services
$83.50
Geotec Industrial Supply
Road Material Inventory
Materials
$3,650.00
Globalstar USA
Search & Rescue
Satellite Phone Service
$176.99
HDR Engineering Inc.
Red Canyon/South Fork Bridge
Engineering Services
$7,929.00
High Plains Power, Inc.
Segregated
Utility Services
$1,306.62
Honnen Equipment
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$755.96
Hutson, Jeff
Detention Center
Reimburse Expenses
$64.00
Inberg Miller Engineers
Dry Creek Rd/Riverview Rd
Engineering Services
$7,676.50
inReach
Search & Rescue
Services
$465.51
I State Truck Center
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$45.64
J. Brower Psychological Services
Segregated
Services
$1,200.00
James Gores & Associates, PC
Moneta Lysite Road Shoulder
Engineering Services
$24,150.65
John Deere Financial
Vehicle Maintenance
Materials/Supplies
$63.88
Lander Medical Clinic PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$2,353.74
Lawson Products, Inc.
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$1,240.73
Linton’s Big R Store
County Sheriff
Uniform Supplies
$67.98
Lyles, Jesse
County Sheriff
Reimburse Expenses
$44.80
Media Works, Inc.
County Sheriff
Supplies
$109.96
Moskovitz, Amy Marie
Fremont County WIC
Reimburse Expenses
$392.05
Mountain Dental PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$697.00
Mountain West Towing LLC
County Sheriff
Towing
$154.00
Neopost USA Inc.
County Sheriff
Postage Contract
$169.80
NMS Laboratories
County Coroner
Toxicology Services
$1,270.00
Noble Medical, Inc.
County Sheriff
Drug Testing Supplies
$400.00
Norco Inc.
Transportation
Equipment/Supplies
$412.87
Novo Benefits
Health Benefit Plan
Insurance Services
$4,677.00
Office Shop Inc., The
Segregated
Service Agreement
$5,603.03
Osage Industries, Inc.
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$368.39
Palace Pharmacy
Detention Center
Inmate Prescriptions
$19,485.44
Pavillion, Town of
County Buildings
Water
$121.00
Paws for Life
County Sheriff
Animal Boarding
$105.00
Phifer Law Office
District Court
Court Representation
$164.45
Phillips, Adam E.
District Court
Court Representation
$787.50
Post, Raymond
Segregated
Car Wash
$57.04
Pro Vision Inc.
County Sheriff
Equipment
$33.35
PT & More/Julie Tolman
Public Health
Promotions
$612.56
Quick Set Auto Glass
Vehicle Maintenance
Windshields/Repairs
$260.00
Quill Corporation
Segregated
Office Supplies
$917.61
RELX, Inc.
County Attorney
Research Subscription
$595.00
Remote Satellite Systems
Search & Rescue
Equipment
$56.00
Riverton Physician Practices LLC
Segregated
Drug Testing
$511.00
Riverton Ranger, Inc.
Detention Center
Advertising
$133.00
Rocky Mountain Infectious Diseases
Detention Center
Inmate Services
$561.00
Rocky Mountain Power
County Buildings
Utility Services
$1,413.16
Rogers, Dustin
Detention Center
Reimbursement
$115.00
Sagewest Health Care
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$16,986.44
School Specialty, Inc.
Segregated
Office Supplies
$163.04
Shoshoni Pioneer
Support Services
Advertising
$120.00
Sirchie Finger Print Lab
County Sheriff
Supplies
$76.01
Six Robblees’ Inc.
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$70.44
Skaggs Companies, Inc.
Detention Center
Uniforms/Supplies
$104.00
Snider, Yvonne
Sheriff Victim Services
Reimburse Expenses
$172.80
Spoonhunter, Leslie
Fremont County WIC
Reimburse Expenses
$208.19
State of Wyoming
Transportation
Water Permit
$400.00
Stock Doc, PC The
County Sheriff
Services
$241.60
Stotz Equipment
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Equipment/Supplies
$624.12
Stroupe Pest Control Inc.
County Buildings
Pest Control
$400.00
Sweetwater Aire LLC
County Buildings
A/C Repair
$456.00
Sysco Montana Inc.
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$11,229.30
Talkington, Kay
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$29.00
Teton Pathology PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$734.00
Traveling Computers
Computer Services
Equipment/Services
$5,757.78
Trehearne, Sarah
County Sheriff
Reimburse Expenses
$72.60
Tweed’s Wholesale Co
Segregated
Supplies/Inmate Board
$7,759.50
T Y Excavation Inc.
Transportation
Dubois Road Maintenance
$12,377.50
Union Telephone Company
Segregated
Cellphone Service
$665.41
University of Wyoming
Agriculture Department
Contract Salary
$7,891.50
Valley Lumber & Supply Co Inc.
Segregated
Materials/Supplies
$487.62
Verizon Wireless
Segregated
Cellphone Service
$818.04
W C & P A A
County Attorney
Membership Dues
$700.00
Welch, James R. MD
Family Planning Services
Lab Fees
$15.75
Western Printing, Inc.
Segregated
Printed Supplies
$1,304.61
Wilkinson, Shawn
Detention Center
Reimburse Expenses
$33.86
William H. Smith & Associates Inc.
1% Gravel Projects
Surveying Services
$2,264.70
Wind River Radiology PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$175.00
Wind River Towing
Abandoned Vehicles
Towing
$160.00
Wind River Transportation Authority
CAST
Bus Pass
$12.00
Windmill, LLC
Transportation
Gravel Union Pass
$437.50
Wooten, Jessica L.
Detention Center
Services/Repairs
$20.50
WY Cardiopulmonary Services PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$3,365.00
WY Public Health Laboratory
Segregated
Lab Fees/Supplies
$344.00
Wyoming 4 X 4 Inc.
Segregated
Tool Boxes
$603.00
Wyoming Division of Victim Services
Sheriff Victim Services
Registration
$500.00
Wyoming Machinery Co
Segregated
Parts/Service
$15,074.17
Wyoming.com
County Sheriff
Internet Services
$999.95
Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Regular bills for payment.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Statutory Medical payments to Wyoming Behavioral Institute in the amount of $1,508, Natrona County Legal Department in the amount of $2,965 and Fremont Counseling Service in the amount of $2,610.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Record of Proceedings.   Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve a 2018-2019 Subaward Agreement between Volunteers of America Northern Rockies and Fremont County.  Motion carried unanimously.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to ratify four Reimbursement through the Volunteers of America Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Program (2017-2018) for Fremont County Juvenile Justice Services.  Motion carried unanimously.  Commissioner Thomas stated his concerns for the lateness of the requests for draw down paperwork this issue with the interim director.

 

Items in the Priority Mail were reviewed.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a County License for the annual Shrine Club Circus to be held at the Fremont County Fairgrounds on June 27, 2018.  Motion carried unanimously.  Receipt of the $10 fee was acknowledged.

 

The Public Comment period was held.

 

Garrett Herbst wanted to publicly state the Herbst and Humphries ranch families were against some of the Fremont County Public Lands Initiative Committee recommendations, and specifically the Copper Mountain WSA, due to the adverse effect it could have on the landowners in that area.

 

Janette McMahon, Fremont County Library Director, was present to request the rehiring of two positions in the Riverton branch.  McMahon stated there is a 32 hour position currently open and an open 24 hour position on May 24, 2018.  She stated there would be no effect on the budget.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the rehiring of the two positions.  Motion carried unanimously.  McMahon further stated that a summer intern had been hired, Gabrielle St. Clair, which was made possible by a grant award.  She stated she would bring her over to meet the Commission at some time during the summer.

 

Larry Allen, speaking on behalf of the Riverton Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor Kam Larson, stated that one of their mechanics will officially retire June 29, 2018; however, will be using his vacation time starting the end of May.  They asked for permission to rehire a mechanic at the starting salary of $45,340.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, that the Riverton Vehicle Maintenance Department advertise and rehire a mechanic at a salary of $45,340 with a starting date no earlier than July 1, 2018.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

A Public Hearing was held at 9:25 a.m., as advertised, regarding Unanticipated Revenues from Volunteers of America Grant to Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention 2017/18 in the amount of $13,084.   Present were County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix.  Felix requested that the hearing also include Capital Assets for the Capital Revolving Fund (Emergency Repairs) line item of $102,100.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2018-18 “FY 2017-18 Budget Amendment No. 6”.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Commissioner McCarty brought up the fact that the Little Warm Springs Road issue still has not been resolved (signs in the county right of way).  Chairman Becker updated the Commission on his efforts to meet with the new landowner by setting us several appointments to deliver the Cease and Desist letter; however, the landowner had cancelled all meetings.  As a result, the Commission decided to have the Sheriff serve the notice.

 

Doug Thompson, Chairman of the Fremont County Public Lands Initiative Committee, presented the Committee’s draft recommendation package of the seven WSA’s in Fremont County.  The Initiative is a voluntary participation effort to remove Wyoming’s Wilderness Study Areas from that status and draft locally developed use management recommendations for each area.  The Committee is made up of a 9 member advisory board that began work on the sites in June 2016.  They began regular meetings to review how the WSAs were created and managed, looked at historic and current uses, future potential and adjacent management constraints in the area.  Several WSA’s were in Natrona County, and they were invited to participate in the process and agreed to do so.  The Draft package was reviewed for the following WSA’s:  Copper Mountain, Whiskey Mountain, Sweetwater Rocks Complex (Lankin Dome, Split Rock, Miller Springs and Savage Peak), Sweetwater Canyon and Dubois Badlands.  Of the eight locations, only Sweetwater Canyon was recommended for Wilderness designation.  Also included in the recommendation package was to direct the BLM to pursue land and mineral exchanges of State parcels in the Lander Slope and Red Canyon ACECs for BLM-managed land in other parts of Fremont County.   Following discussion, Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve open ended meetings of the WPLI until the Public Comment period concludes and the Public Hearing is held on July 10, 2018.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to set the public comment period from May 22, 2018 to June 21, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. and to set a public hearing for July 10, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. To review all comments received.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Kathleen Laidlaw, Public Health Nursing Supervisor, was present for a department report.  She reviewed a grant award for the county Maternal and Child Health program funding totaling $180,972.00.   Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the contract between Wyoming Department of Health, Public Health Division and Fremont County for Public Health Nursing, Maternal Child Health and Public Health Emergency Preparedness services.  Commissioner Thomas was unavailable for the vote.  Motion carried.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Memorandum of Understanding between the Wyoming Department of Health, Public Health Division, Chronic Disease Prevention Program and Fremont County to plan and implement a Diabetes program.  Commissioner Thomas was unavailable for the vote.   Motion carried.  Laidlaw was asked her to stay for the following presentation regarding oversight for the Prevention Management program.

 

Kelly Rees was present to continue discussions on the proposal to have the County provide oversight to the Prevention Management Program.  Chairman Becker asked if the Commission wanted to see this program continue their work in Fremont County.  With the affirmation that they thought it was appropriate to keep the Fremont County program, discussion was held on ways to manage the program (county program, contract employee, pass it off to a non-profit to run).  Concerns were discussed regarding effective program monitoring, measurements to ensure that the program is making a difference, and future sustainable funding from the state.  A contract situation was voiced as the Commission’s preferred method of managing the program.  The following will meet to develop a contract:  Commissioner Thomas, Chairman Becker, Kelly Rees, Public Health Nurse Supervisor Kathleen Laidlaw, Deputy Civil Attorney Jodi Darrough and County Clerk Julie Freese.  Chairman Becker asked that a game plan be made by mid-June.

 

Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton presented a Department report.  He presented the Dry Creek Road Project Manual for approval.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Dry Creek Road Project Manual contingent upon County Attorney approval.  Motion carried unanimously.  The project should commence mid-August and 10 weeks is expected to finish the project, although they have four months to complete the project.

 

Dave Pendleton presented Amendment to Agreement between Fremont County and DOWL, LLC for professional services.  Amendment #1 is for an additional $1,000 which would make the total contract amount $154,820.00 for engineering services for the Mortimore Lane Reconstruction, Phase I Project.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Amendment #1.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

In other business, Dave Pendleton stated the drainage project on North Second Street has been delayed due to large amounts of precipitation, but they are still at or less than the $8,000 budget.  A culvert was replaced in Coon Creek on Tweed Lane.  Two blades have moved to South Pass City and he continues to get calls throughout the county regarding potholes and washboard roads.  Commissioner Allen referenced complaints about potholes on Williams Road and other roads around Pavillion he had received.  Pendleton stated they are doing what they can, but again due to the rain activity, these type of issues will continue to be a problem until roads dry out.  In the meantime, crews have been cleaning out cattle guards and culverts.   Burma Road is partially closed due to Midvale Irrigation replacing culverts and Pickett Road is closed for irrigation repairs.  Chairman Becker updated the Commission on he and Pendleton’s efforts to work on ways to reduce the County’s inventory, specifically culverts and cattle guards.

 

Julie Freese, County Clerk, Margy Irvine, Deputy County Clerk and Joe Felix, Financial Assistant were present to discuss the upcoming FY 2018-19 budget.  Freese reviewed the proposed budget as required statutorily by May 15, 2018 which she had sent to the Commissioners via e-mail by that deadline.  She proceeded with a formal presentation of the budget as submitted by all entities seeking money from Fremont County Government.  Items to discuss were determined to be as follows:

1)     Budget cutting and/or review process:  Commissioners stated they will begin that process on June 5, 2018 in the afternoon and proceed every Tuesday afternoon until they balance the budget and are ready to advertise.

2)     Possible revenue sources to help “backfill” the budget are limited to the Capital Revolving Fund this year.  Last year $2.1 million from various internal funds was used to balance the budget.  This year, the Treasurer indicates that $833,000 is available for purchases and $500,000 to augment the General Fund Revenues.  This would hold true for the FY 2019-20 at the same levels.

3)     Retirement changes show that the public fund will be increased over the next four years at a rate of ½ of a percent per year.  In an informal survey the Commissioners indicated they would like to pass on ¼ of a percent this year to the employees and the County would fund the other ¼ percent.  Freese had noted that this would mean about $6.25 – $16.83 per month increase for both the County and employees based on $30,000 salary – $81,000 salary.  This is already included in the budget amounts shown today but will need a motion to ratify that action.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, that the retirement increase of ½ of a percent per year will be assessed at ¼ of a percent to employees and ¼ of a percent to the County this year.  Motion carried unanimously.

4)     Also included was the Capital Revolving Fund list of tentative approved items except the Motor grader and Kubota system (which were to be discussed further today during the lunch meeting of the CRF committee).

5)     The Health Insurance increases are also included in the budget as submitted.  Costs to the employees on the health insurance were discussed at an earlier meeting and are expected to increase to the employee by about $2 per month with the County paying the additional increase.  This was already approved by motion of the Commission.

6)     All budget requests were put into the proposed budget as submitted and health insurance, retirement and CRF rental payments were added.

7)     In the Coroner’s budget, the salary increase for January 2019 is included into that budget as approved.

8)     Freese also noted that the cash reserves have adequate funds to also help balance the budget.  The Treasurer and Clerk and staff had discussed other budgetary options and reducing inventory was also an option for reducing the budget.  Chairman Becker discussed the observations and conversations he had had with Vehicle Maintenance and Transportation Department personnel and reminded the board that Dave Pendleton was to bring a list of the culvert and cattle guard projects he had which would decrease the inventory.  He also noted that a sale of assets not being used was another option they had discussed.  A discussion on reconciling the IWORQs system and Caselle is needed and Joe is working to do that.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese and Deputy Clerk Margy Irvine reported on the future of election equipment in Fremont County.  Freese reminded the board that the County Clerk’s Association had put together a power point about the history of voting in Wyoming and the future possibilities for voting.  Fremont County had eight community meetings around the County, along with the participation of the Commissioners who also talked about roads and 1% tax issues.  The County Clerk’s Association also put together a survey which was also put on websites across Wyoming.  The results of the Fremont County portion of the Wyoming survey wasn’t too much different than the rest of the state’s results.  More and more Fremont County voters are voting by absentee or early voting and they indicated they would favor a mail ballot type of voting (this would include absentee and early voting).  But with no legislation for mail balloting except for Special Districts, Fremont County was looking to move to Vote Centers.  Freese explained that she would likely have seven Vote Center across the county (Dubois, Pavillion, Riverton, Arapahoe, Ft. Washakie, Shoshoni and Lander).  On election day, voters would be able to vote in any of the seven voting locations.  Irvine had provided a cost analysis of what this method would mean to purchase and maintain.  Equipment purchases was estimated at $216,900.  This method was picked due to the lack of election judges volunteering to work elections.  Fremont County closes the Courthouse on the Primary and General and uses its employees to help work the election which is very helpful, and frankly without that help this year, Freese indicated she would possibly have had to combine some polling places anyway.  Freese also stated that the Legislature had put aside $500,000 this year and had indicated they would put another $500,000 next year for the replacement of voting equipment.  The federal government had also put aside funds ($3 million for Wyoming) and with these two funding sources, the counties would likely have to fund some costs, but not the entire amount.  The cost savings for election judge costs alone for this method would be a savings of $37,100.  Julie also stated that at the Joint Corporations meeting the day before, they had voted to study mail ballot elections and even if that were to ever pass, the move to Vote Centers would not be money lost as the same equipment would be needed for mail balloting.  The Clerk stated that no changes would be made to the way Fremont County votes in the 2018 election season, but the change would likely happen in 2019 to give time for testing, educating and training to be ready for the 2020 elections.

 

Commissioner Thomas was excused from the remainder of the meeting.

 

Special District Budget hearings continued from the previous meeting.

 

Lander South Industrial Park Special Improvement District.  Present was Steve Wiles.

Bylaws:  Last bylaws of record were 1999.

Meeting notices:  They advertise in the local newspaper.

Cash reserve policy:  No.

Board training:  Just budget training.

Special District Public Record Location form:  Yes.

Do they have an office that is open 20 hours a week:  No.  They will have their attorney send the files.

Have they had their Director Elections:  Yes.  Steve also noted that they will likely be annexed into the City of Lander and will dissolve the district in the next year.

 

Popo Agie Conservation District.  Present was Kelsey Beck.

Bylaws:  Last bylaws on file were 2002.

Meeting notices:  They post it on their website and put it in their newsletter and posted on their door.

Cash reserve policy:  Yes.

Board training:  They have had board training through the state conservation district and have attended budget training put on by the Clerk and Assessor.

Special District Public Record Location form:  Yes this is on file with the County Clerk.

Do they have an office that is open 20 hours a week:  Yes It is located at 221 South 2nd Street, Lander.

Have they had their Director Elections:  Yes, done with the General Election.

 

Taylor Watershed Improvement District.  Present was Steve Pokorny.

Bylaws:  Last bylaws of record were 2004.

Meeting notices:  They text their members and post it on the Popo Agie Conservation District door.

Cash reserve policy:  No.

Board training:  None yet.

Special District Public Record Location form:  Not yet, will get done.

Do they have an office that is open 20 hours a week:  No.  They will work with the clerk on getting files.

Have they had their Director Elections:  Yes.  They are trying to get on the new statutory schedule.

 

Enterprise Watershed Improvement District.  Present was Bill Yankee.

Bylaws:  None on record.  They will check to see if they have any.

Meeting notices:  They email and mail letters to their members.

Cash reserve policy:  No.

Board training:  Attended budget training.

Special District Public Record Location form:  Yes.

Do they have an office that is open 20 hours a week:  No.  They will work with the clerk on getting files.

Have they had their Director Elections:  Yes.

 

Mountain View Water District.  Present was Carol Langdon.

Bylaws:  None on record.  They will check to see if they have any.

Meeting notices:  They notify their members.

Cash reserve policy:  No.

Board training:  Attended budget training.

Special District Public Record Location form:  Yes.

Do they have an office that is open 20 hours a week:  No.  .

Have they had their Director Elections:  Yes.

 

Mountain View Acres Road Improvement District.  Present was Charlie Langdon.

Bylaws:  Last of record were 2010.

Meeting notices:  They notify their members.

Cash reserve policy:  No.

Board training:  Attended budget training.

Special District Public Record Location form:  Yes.

Do they have an office that is open 20 hours a week:  No.  .

Have they had their Director Elections:  Yes.

 

Weed and Pest Control District.  Present was Aaron Foster, Director.

Bylaws:  Last on record were 2002 and a note says they were contested.  Aaron will look into this.

Meeting notices:  They advertise in the local newspapers.

Cash reserve policy:  Yes.

Board training:  Attended budget training and other board trainings.

Special District Public Record Location form:  Yes.

Do they have an office that is open 20 hours a week:  Yes.  The office is 450 N. 2nd St. Rm 325, Lander.

Have they had their Director Elections:  No elections as their board is appointed by the Commission.

Aaron reported that their main focus for 2018-19 will be their Special Weed Management Program which is a separate funding source they have 2 main weeds they focus on with that funding.

Aaron was asked how they measure success in their program and he stated that they would always have weeds to take care of but hope to hold the line on the expansion of those weeds.

 

Solid Waste Disposal District.  Present was Andy Frey, Superintendent, Susan Brodie, CPA, and Mark Moxley Board Member.

Bylaws:  Last on record were 2003 and they are updating those.

Meeting notices:  They advertise in the local newspapers.

Cash reserve policy:  Yes.

Board training:  Attended budget training.

Special District Public Record Location form:  Yes.

Do they have an office that is open 20 hours a week:  Yes.  The office is 52 Beebee Road, Lander.

Have they had their Director Elections:  No elections as their board is appointed by the County Commission.  The budget line items were discussed; and, specifically the salaries that are being paid to employees of the district.  Chairman Becker reminded the Commission they have line item veto on this budget and they had asked the Solid Waste District Board not to give raises last year as the County general fund budgets were under a raise freeze and hoped the District would follow suit, which they did not do.  This budget again shows more salary increases and the superintendent wages are way higher than all of the County elected officials’ wages and their employee wages also are way above similar County wages.  This was of great concern to the Commission.  Andy Frey stated he had helped achieve a large cash reserve for the required post closure of landfills which had not been in place when he came on board and he had also reduced his staff by 50% which is why they were able to give raises and for his efforts he had received a bonus.  Chairman Becker reiterated concern on the large budgeted amount for increases.

 

Wind River Visitor’s Council.  Present was Board members Brian Fabel, Ryan Preston and Mike Anderson.  Also present was Jennie Hutchinson and Paula McCormick.

Bylaws:  Yes.

Meeting notices:  They advertise in the local newspapers.

Cash reserve policy:  Yes.

Board training:  Attended budget training.

Special District Public Record Location form:  Yes.

Do they have an office that is open 20 hours a week:  No.  They have some on file with the Clerk.

Have they had their Director Elections:  No elections as their board is appointed.

Much of the budget discussion centered around the marketing contract and how that is paid.  The Council stated they hired McCormick Marketing and her group is to handle all bills and pay them for the WVC.  Discussion on 10% of the funds coming to the county for grants was discussed as was discussed last year.  Chairman Becker was concerned that after they met last year and were told that the County should be afforded 10% of the TAD grant funding, they still had not made any headway to make that happen.  There is a disagreement on whether the County should have that funding.  It was decided that Chairman Becker would set up a meeting with the WR Visitor’s Council to work out these issues and come to a final resolution.

 

Jeffrey City Fire District.  Present was Thad Dockery.

Bylaws:  Last bylaws on file were 2004.

Meeting notices:  They post a notice at the only local bar and post office.

Cash reserve policy:  Yes but not in writing.

Board training:  Not really except fire related.

Special District Public Record Location form:  No, but will.

Do they have an office that is open 20 hours a week:  No.  They have previously filed minutes with the County Clerk.

Have they had their Director Elections:  Yes, done with the General Election.

 

Lower Wind Conservation District.  Present was Cathy Meyer.

Bylaws:  They have rules they are updating.

Meeting notices:  They advertise in the newspapers and radio, Facebook and post it on their office door.

Cash reserve policy:  Not yet but working on it.

Board training:  They have had board training through the state conservation district and have attended budget training put on by the Clerk and Assessor.

Special District Public Record Location form:  Yes this is on file with the County Clerk.

Do they have an office that is open 20 hours a week:  Yes it is located at 508 North Broadway, Riverton.

Have they had their Director Elections:  Yes, done with the General Election.

 

Commissioner Meeting Reports:

 

Jennifer McCarty attended the Museum, Weed and Pest and Solid Waste Board meetings, and stated they were all working on budgets.  Delivered County Commissioner Scholarship certificate to the Lander High School recipient.

 

Vice-Chairma Allen met Jeremy Forbis from the Wyoming Life Resource Center and discussed the MOU for the burial of indigent remains in their cemetery.  He said the MOU got lost in the shuffle, but he would see that it got done.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 5:07 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on June 5, 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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