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September 11, 2018 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                    LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                      OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                    SEPTEMBER 11, 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, Ray Price, Jennifer McCarty and Clarence Thomas.  Fremont County Clerk Julie A. Freese was present for the meeting.


Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Agenda as amended.  Motion carried unanimously.


Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on

September 4, 2018.  Motion carried unanimously.


Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to accept the bills for payment.  Chairman Becker abstained from voting on The Print Shop voucher.  Motion carried unanimously.


All of the bills are listed below in the following format: Vendor Name-Department-Description-Total Cost.


2 M Construction Inc.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$15,675.00; Alldata-Vehicle Maintenance-Subscription-$1,500.00; Alsco Inc.-Segregated-Laundry-$244.20; Bailey Enterprises, Inc.-Inventory-Fuel-$30,981.87; Bank of the West Acct Analysis-Investment Pool-Bank Charges-$738.83; Behrends, Dorothy Irene-County Elections-Election Judge-$125.00; Bowdel Steven P.-Detention Center-Medical Services-$3,000.00; Bullington, Shaun-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$7,095.00; C C & G, Inc.-Transportation-Yard Rent-$300.00; CNA Surety-County Treasurer-Bond-$125.00; Dubois Frontier, The-Support Services-Advertising-$25.50; Evans, Michael A.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$5,940.00; Filecco, Carol A.-County Elections-Election Judge-$160.00; Glassburn, Jennifer M.-Public Defender-Court Transcripts-$3,992.25; Hayes, Bob-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$10,120.00; HDR Engineering Inc.-Segregated-Engineering Services-$25,783.42; Honnen Equipment-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$215.77; Inberg Miller Engineers-Dry Creek Road Improvement-Engineering Services-$1,224.88; Jace Water Service Inc.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$5,280.00; Jones Trucking Inc.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$4,152.50; JRT Radiology Services, LLC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$225.00; Kone Inc.-Segregated-Elevator Maintenance-$1,215.21; Kopriva, Patricia A.-County Elections-Election Judge-$40.00; Lander, City of-Segregated-Water/Sewer-$3,266.06; Lavoie, Marilyn J.-County Elections-Election Judge-$40.00; LCI Trucking & Construction LLC-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$12,100.00; Lee’s Operating Service Inc.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$11,577.50; Leonard, Anthony G.-Detention Center-Inmate Medical Services-$2,070.00; LL Smith Trucking-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$4,097.50; Lynn, Jane-County Elections-Election Judge-$40.00; Natrona County Clerk of District Court-County Attorney-Judgement/Sentence-$2.00; Newell Bundy, PC-District Court-Court Representation-$22.50; Norco Inc.-Segregated-Supplies-$4,836.97; Owens, Jimmy L.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$4,125.00; Premier Vehicle Install., Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Freight/Service-$491.84; Print Shop, The-Fremont County WIC-Printed Office Supplies-$15.00; Quill Corporation-Segregated-Office Supplies-$715.24; Riverton Ranger, Inc.-Segregated-Advertising-$909.30; Rocky Mountain Power-Segregated-Utilities-$11,737.61; Secretary of State-County Clerk-Notary Fee-$30.00; Shirts & More Inc.-Planning-Signs-$62.50; Shoshoni, Town of-Transportation-Water/Sewer-$52.00; Synapse Inc.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$3,960.00; WCS Telecom-Segregated-Phone Service-$845.06; Wells, Dan-Attorney Victim Services-Reimburse Expenses-$124.80; Wind River Oilfield Service Inc.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$6,737.50; Witzel, Alvin J.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$12,182.50; WY Law Enforcement Academy-County Coroner-Training-$35.00; Wyoming Health Medical Group-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$309.00; Wyoming Otolaryngology PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$41.45; Wyoming Waste Systems-Segregated-Trash Removal-$2,704.06


The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) sympathy card; 2) letter of appreciation to Rob Hendry for service on the Fremont County Public Lands Initiative Committee; 3) letter of appreciation to Mike McDonald for service on the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District Board; 4) letter of appreciation to Sharon Mensing for service on the Fremont County Library Board; and 5) Record of Proceedings.  Clarence Thomas moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve a Memorandum of Understanding between the State of Wyoming, Wyoming Guardian Ad Litem Program, a division of the Office of the State Public Defender and Fremont County, Wyoming.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve submission of a letter to Wyoming congressional delegation supporting all efforts for de-regulating air ambulance for the good of Fremont County residents.  Motion carried unanimously.


The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  1) Bureau of Indian Affairs Notice of Decision for an application from the Northern Arapaho Tribe to have subject real property accepted to be held in trust (containing 1,060 acres, more or less).  The appeal deadline is September 27th and the Notice was taken under advisement; and 2) Bureau of Land Management meeting request to discuss Trespass Notice and grazing deferment of Hadsell Allotment.  Later in the meeting, Chairman Becker reported he had followed up with the BLM and stated no action was needed at this time.


Sheriff Skip Hornecker presented a monthly report.  Since his last report, there are five open certified position in Detention.  Several individuals are in the background stages.  One of the five certified positions has not received approval to refill by the Board.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to authorize refilling the vacant certified position.  Motion carried unanimously.


Sheriff Hornecker provided an update on the 24/7 pilot program being offered in Riverton only.


Commissioner meeting reports were given:


Erik Rasmussen, Charter Communications Senior Manager Governmental Affairs, stated the Renewal of Permit with Fremont County will expire February 2020.


Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen presented a monthly update.


Fremont County Planning Department Supervisor Steve Baumann presented a final plat for Lucky McAddition No. 1, Lots 9 and 11, Block 1, Re-Subdivision.  The Re-Subdivision is located at the west entrance to Jeffrey City, just off Highway 789.  The purpose is to add a small parcel of land south of each lot currently owned by the Jeffrey City Water and Sewer District between the Subdivision and State Section 16 that the Water and Sewer District does not use.  The Fremont County Planning Commission unanimously approved the final plat.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the final plat as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.


Steve Baumann presented a final plat of the Lost Wells Butte Filing No. 1, Lots 37A, 37B and 37C Re-plat.  It is located northwest of Riverton within the Lost Wells Butte Subdivision near the intersection of Lost Wells Butte Drive and Lost Wells Circle.  The Fremont County Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of the final plat.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the final plat.  Motion carried unanimously.


The Capital Revolving Fund Committee met the previous day to discuss several proposed purchases to the FY 2018-19 Priority List.  The proposed new list was reviewed and Lander Crew Chief Clyde Winchester, Riverton Crew Chief Billy Meeks, Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor Brad Meredith and County Coroner Mark Stratmoen were in attendance.  Financial Assistant Joe Felix was present in the audience.  Meeks and Winchester reviewed the need for an additional $155,000 to retrofit the Kubota System’s original authorization of $124,000.  They further stated the immediate need for five pickup trucks between the Lander and Riverton shops, at a cost of $37,000 for one and $33,416 for four, totaling $170,644.  The Coroner’s increased authorization of $3,300 for set up costs was also discussed.  Discussion was held regarding the prioritization of the Kubota System increased costs vs. new pickups among the Crew Chiefs.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to authorize an increase in the Kubota System Truck from $187,000 to $279,000; authorize five new pickup trucks for the Transportation Department totaling $170,644 and authorize an increase for a Coroner Vehicle and topper from $30,741 to $33,000.  Voting against the motion: Clarence Thomas.  Motion carried.  Commissioner Thomas’ dissenting vote was due to the lack of a true plan on the priority within the Transportation Department for the increased cost of the Kubota System vs. the new pickups.


There being no further business, Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 11:35 a.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on September 18, 2018.  Motion carried unanimously.


A full detailed report and the official minutes are posted on Fremont County’s website at








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