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February 19, 2019 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                   LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                     OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                     FEBRUARY 19, 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 as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.


Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to accept the minutes of the Regular Meeting held February 12, 2019.  Motion carried unanimously.


Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas 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.

Ace Hardware Lander-Segregated-Materials/Supplies-$156.73; Airgas USA LLC-Vehicle Maintenance-Supplies-$46.39; Alsco Inc.-Segregated-Laundry-$198.36; AmeriGas-County Buildings-Propane-$315.84; AmeriGas Propane LP-County Buildings-Propane-$59.00; B & B Enterprises LLC-Transportation-Signs/Supplies-$930.00; Bailey Enterprises, Inc.-Inventory-Fuel-$14,570.79; Bloedorn Lumber Lander-County Buildings-Materials/Supplies-$70.11; Carquest Auto Parts-Segregated-Parts/Supplies-$15,464.74; Carroll Septic Service-Transportation-Services-$150.00; Casper Fire Extinguisher Service-County Buildings Detention-System Services-$250.50; CenturyLink-Segregated-Telephone Service-$4,274.56; Charter Communications-Detention Center-Internet Services-$213.87; Cloud Peak Counseling Center-Health & Welfare-Title 25-$325.00; Communication Technologies Inc.-Support Services-Maintenance Agreement-$3,479.58; Dubois Frontier, The-Support Services-Advertising-$34.00; Fremont County School Dist #25-Youth Services-Program Meals-$67.40; G Force Powersports, LLC-Search & Rescue-Equipment-$6,000.00; High Plains Power, Inc.-Segregated-Utility Services-$1,799.21; James Gores & Associates, PC-Moneta Lysite Road Shoulder-Shoulder Widening-$13,077.67; John Deere Financial-Segregated-Materials/Supplies-$5,129.15; Lander Valley Auto Parts-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$481.89; Midwest Motor Supply Co., Inc./Kimball-Vehicle Maintenance-Supplies/Repairs-$211.68; Napa Auto Parts Riverton-Segregated-Parts/Supplies-$801.25; National Business Systems Inc.-County Treasurer-Postcards-$503.38; Norco Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Supplies-$185.46; Novo Benefits-Health Benefit Plan-Insurance Services-$4,817.00; Premier Biotech Inc.-Segregated-UA Test Kits-$2,370.00; Premier Vehicle Install., Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Service-$60.72; Print Shop, The-County Treasurer-Business Cards-$60.00; Quill Corporation-Fremont County WIC-Office Supplies-$42.98; Relx, Inc.-County Attorney-Research Subscription-$595.00; Riverton Ranger, Inc.-Support Services-Advertising-$1,254.88; Rocky Mountain Power-Segregated-Utilities-$11,214.71; Shoshoni, Town of-Transportation-Water/Sewer-$52.00; Stotz Equipment-Segregated-Parts/Supplies-$163.66; Stroupe Pest Control Inc.-County Buildings-Pest Control-$200.00; Terrance R. Martin PC-CAST-Contractual Services-$1,432.50; Traveling Computers-Computer Services-Supplies/Services-$3,864.49; Tweed’s Wholesale Co-County Buildings Detention-Supplies-$109.46; Wilkerson, James A., IV, MD PC-County Coroner-Autopsy-$2,350.00; Wind River Transportation Authority-CAST-Bus Passes-$35.00; WY Public Health Laboratory-Segregated-Drug Testing-$406.00; Wyoming Behavioral Institute-Health & Welfare-Title 25-$7,540.00; Wyoming Dept of Transportation-Segregated-Fuel-$2,103.43; Wyoming Waste Systems-Segregated-Trash Removal-$2,691.32.


The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Record of Proceedings.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to ratify the City of Riverton Application for Utility Service for American Medical Response for the County owned Ambulance building at 1052 Petersdorf, Riverton.  Motion carried unanimously.


Commissioner meeting reports were given:


County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix reviewed a Wyoming Retirement Analysis for FY 2019-2020.   Three scenarios were presented: 1) Fremont County pays full .50% increase; 2) Fremont County and employees each pay .25% increase; and 3) Employees pay full .50% increase.  The Commissioners all agreed with Scenario 2 for both Fremont County and employees each pay .25% increase, costing $20,000 that Fremont County will need to budget for.  This amount can be globally inserted into all budgets.  It was also stated that the increase to employees is their money and will be available to them upon retirement.


Vice-Chairman Larry Allen relayed information that the Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) will be releasing $27 million in the form of State Lands and Investments Board grants.


Public Health Nurse Supervisor Kathleen Laidlaw presented a monthly update.  Lander Supervisor Becky Parkins joined her.


Riverton Public Works Director Kyle Butterfield was joined by Fremont Air Service Team (FAST) committee member Missy White.  Present in the audience were FAST members Ernie Over and Cy Lee, along with Riverton Mayor Rich Gard, Lander Mayor Monte Richardson, Mayor Assistant RaJean Strube-Fossen and Job Corps intern Zach Kelty.  Also present in the audience was Deputy Treasurer Jim Anderson.  Butterfield stated unforeseen rising fuel costs are making it necessary to approach cooperators for additional funding by the end of March, at which time the air service will cease without added funding.  There has been $400,000 more spent in fuel costs this year, creating a budget shortfall and the need for an additional $66,000 from Fremont County, in addition to the $150,000 from the County for the current fiscal year.  Mayor Gard stated the air service is better as a result of efforts of the FAST committee.  Chairman Becker agreed and also expressed appreciation to the FAST committee and stated the Commission would address the request for additional funding in the near future.


Deputy County Attorney Jodi Darrough stated the Major property agricultural lease has been brought up to date as of last week.  She reminded the Board that the contract states damages will be assessed for late payments at $20/day and she has been in contact with the Treasurer’s Office to determine the exact number of days the last two payments have been late.  Later in the meeting, Darrough stated the November 2018 payment was 88 days late ($1,760) and the February 2019 payment 7 days late ($140).  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to assess lessee Steve Husted, as per the contractual agreement, to pay the full amount of assessed charges for the days late for both the payments.  Michael Jones voted against the motion.  Motion carried.  Darrough will draft a letter to the lessee assessing the damages for late payments with a two week deadline for payment.


There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 11:40 a.m.  and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on March 5, 2019.  Motion carried unanimously.


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









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