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February 12, 2019 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                   LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                     OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                     FEBRUARY 12, 2019





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, Clarence Thomas and Michael Jones.  Fremont County Clerk Julie A. Freese was present for the meeting.


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


Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to amend the minutes of the Regular Meeting held February 5, 2019.  Motion carried unanimously.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve the amended minutes.  Motion carried unanimously.


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


Bills are listed below in the following format: Vendor Name-Department-Description-Amount.

A & I Distributors-Vehicle Maintenance-Oil/Fluids-$653.95; Ace Hardware Riverton-County Buildings-Materials/Supplies-$448.93; Allen, Larry-County Commission-Reimburse Expenses-$2,754.00; Anderson, Carly-County Attorney-Reimburse Expenses-$31.51; Bank of the West-Segregated-Credit Card Charges-$26,216.70; Biometrics4all Inc.-Detention Center-Maintenance Plan-$4,865.04; Bloedorn Lumber Riverton-County Buildings-Materials/Supplies-$17.98; Bob’s Fire & Safety-County Sheriff-Extinguisher Services-$117.18; Bowdel Steven P.-Detention Center-Medical Services-$2,312.50; C C & G, Inc.-Peterson Bridge-Contract Services-$49,482.00; CenturyLink-Segregated-Phone Service-$2,666.04; Clifford, Gregory P. MD PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$5,604.00; Degraw, Larry R.-County Sheriff-Bailiff-$165.00; Desert Mountain Corporation-Transportation-Ice Slicer/Road Saver-$2,611.34; Eagle Uniform & Supply Co-Vehicle Maintenance-Laundry Services-$71.26; Emergency Power Systems LLC-County Buildings-Services-$275.75; Fuller, Warren-Transportation-Reimburse Expenses-$150.00; Globalstar USA-Search & Rescue-Satellite Phone Service-$184.17; Groomsmith, Tauna-Prevention Program-Reimburse Expenses-$325.13; Gruber Technical Inc.-Computer Services-Equipment/Maintenance-$2,568.00; Hehr, Jo-Public Health-Reimburse Expenses-$93.60; Hometown Oil Co-Vehicle Maintenance-Supplies/Fluids-$291.57; Intoximeters Inc.-Segregated-Supplies-$1,259.00; Jones, Michael-County Commission-Reimburse Expenses-$220.00; Lander Journal-County Attorney-Subscription-$39.95; Lander Medical Clinic PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$356.58; Lander Vision Center-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$105.00; Lander, City of-Segregated-Water/Sewer-$2,550.52; Little America Hotels & Resorts Inc.-County Commission-Lodging/Meals-$220.00; Mckay, Katherine G.-District Court-Court Appointment-$162.50; Mckesson Medical Surgical Inc.-Public Health-Medical Supplies-$959.27; Mountain Dental PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$933.00; Nelson Engineering-Horse Creek Road Reconstruction-Surveying Services-$3,835.50; Neopost USA Inc.-County Sheriff-Postage Machine-$169.80; Noble Medical, Inc.-County Sheriff-Drug Testing Supplies-$400.00; Norco Inc.-Segregated-Supplies-$4,875.64; Office Shop Inc., The-Agriculture Department-Service Agreement-$172.95; Pavillion, Town of-County Buildings-Water Utilities-$112.50; Post, Raymond-County Buildings-Car Wash-$10.00; Print Shop, The-County Treasurer-Printed Office-$120.00; Pro Vision Inc.-Highway Safety DUI/HVE-Equipment-$11,797.77; R C Lock & Key-County Buildings-Keys/Supplies/Services-$95.00; Remote Satellite Systems-Search & Rescue-Equipment-$56.00; Riverton Physician Practices LLC-Segregated-Drug Testing-$257.00; Riverton Ranger, Inc.-Transportation-Advertising-$361.20; Rock Springs IV Center-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$88.31; SageWest Health Care-Detention Center-Inmate Services-$3,547.12; Segregated-Health Benefit Plan-Flu Vaccine Reimbursement-$384.96; Stevens, Cynthia B. MD-CAST-Clinical Supervision-$150.00; Stroupe Pest Control Inc.-County Buildings-Pest Control-$125.00; Teton Pathology PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$165.00; Traveling Computers-Computer Services-Supplies/Services-$178.00; T Y Excavation Inc.-Transportation-Road Maintenance-$8,155.00; Verizon Wireless-Segregated-Cell Phone Service-$339.67; Waving At You.Com-County Buildings-Outdoor Flags-$259.00; WCS Telecom-Segregated-Phone Service-$669.06; Western Printing, Inc.-Segregated-Printed Supplies-$702.35; William H. Smith & Associates Inc.-Horse Creek Road Reconstruction-Surveying Services-$537.20; Wind River Radiology PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$93.00; Wyoming Behavioral Institute-Health & Welfare-Title 25-$3,016.00; Wyoming Div of Victim Services-Sheriff Victim Services-Registration-$375.00; Wyoming Financial Insurance-County Treasurer-Bonds-$125.00; Wyoming Machinery Co-Segregated-Parts/Service-$7,374.50; Wyoming Planning Association-Planning-Membership Dues-$55.00; Services-$2,558.75.


Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to accept a voucher from Cloud Peak Counseling Center in the amount of $325.00 and Wyoming Behavioral Institute in the amount of $7,540 for Title 25 patients.  Motion carried unanimously.


The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Record of Proceedings.   Three Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. Property Access Agreements  for Monitoring Well Sampling on the former Tie Treating Plant in Riverton, Wyoming were reviewed.  These are a repeat of earlier testing done on the site.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Access Agreements and request results when available.  Motion carried unanimously.  Clarence Thomas moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve an Official Bond and Oath for Thomas David Majdic.  Motion carried unanimously.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a letter of support for a Business Ready Community grant for Genuine Meats LLC.  Motion carried unanimously.


The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  1) Request for Review/Notice of Appeal – Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Co., Contesting Fremont County Adjusted Property Tax Notices, Acct. No. 962, Tax Years 2014-2016, 2018.  The Commissioners acknowledged receipt of the document filed by Holland & Hart on behalf of Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Co.  2) Request from Miner’s Delight Inn Bed & Breakfast for a retroactive change of operation for their Retail Liquor License from Full Time to Seasonal (May-August).  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the retroactive change to Seasonal for the license year April 15, 2018 through April 14, 2019.  Motion carried unanimously.


There was nobody present for the public comment period.


County Planner Steve Baumann reviewed his reply letter to Mr. Brian Ty Nicholls regarding a proposed gravel mining operation.  It states “Fremont County encourages the development of its mineral resources within the regulatory framework of State and Federal Government where required.  The proposed gravel mining operation fits within the Fremont County Land Use Plan and is an encouraged use in that location.”  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve submission of the letter as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.


Commissioner Thomas informed Steve Baumann that the Eastern Shoshone Child Support Program has received a federal in-kind grant to verify addresses on the Wind River Indian Reservation.


Steve Baumann participated in a conference call with Assistant Lander Mayor RaJean Strube Fossen with the Army Corps of Engineers regarding the 205 Study on the Popo Agie River.


Sheriff Ryan Lee presented a monthly report.


County Coroner Mark Stratmoen presented a monthly update.


Fremont County Library Director Janette McMahon stated there is funding for a “Lights On” pilot project involving third grade readers and they will be participating with local school districts.  IT Supervisor Kevin Shultz joined McMahon to review a technology plan involving the County and the Library System.


Wellness Program Coordinator Penny Fahey distributed a flyer for the 2019 Spring Health Fair to be held on April 2nd in Lander and April 3rd in Riverton.  Margy Irvine was present in the audience.


Commissioner reports were given.


There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 11:30 a.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on February 19, 2019.  Motion carried unanimously.


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









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