Fremont County Courthouse
450 North 2nd Street
Lander, WY  82520
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Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                    LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                      OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                                   MAY 22, 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.  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.


Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve 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.


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 Agreement/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 Dist #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 Rd/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-Court House 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 2018-$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 Div of Victim Services-Sheriff Victim Services-Registration-$500.00; Wyoming Machinery Co-Segregated-Parts/Service-$15,074.17; Sheriff-Internet Services-$999.95


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.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the rehiring of the two positions.  Motion carried unanimously.


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.   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.   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.


Kelly Rees was present to continue discussions on the proposal to have the County provide oversight to the Prevention Management Program.  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.


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.


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.


Julie Freese, County Clerk, Margy Irvine, Deputy County Clerk and Joe Felix, Financial Assistant were present to discuss the upcoming FY 2018-19 budget.


County Clerk Julie Freese and Deputy Clerk Margy Irvine reported on the future of election equipment in Fremont County.  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.


Julie Freese stated 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.  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.


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.


Popo Agie Conservation District.  Present was Kelsey Beck.


Taylor Watershed Improvement District.  Present was Steve Pokorny.


Enterprise Watershed Improvement District.  Present was Bill Yankee.


Mountain View Water District.  Present was Carol Langdon.


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


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


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


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


Jeffrey City Fire District.  Present was Thad Dockery.


Lower Wind Conservation District.  Present was Cathy Meyer.


Commissioner Meeting Reports:


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













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