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March 12, 2019 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                   LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                     OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                            MARCH 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 and Michael Jones.  Commission Clarence Thomas was absent due to illness.  Fremont County Clerk Julie A. Freese was present for the meeting.


Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the agenda as amended.  Motion carried unanimously.


Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on March 5, 2019.  Motion carried unanimously.


Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to accept the bills for payment.  Motion carried unanimously.


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


Ace Hardware Lander-Segregated-Materials/Supplies-$132.59; Ace Hardware Riverton-County Buildings-Materials/Supplies-$119.89; Alliance Commercial Equip Co-County Buildings Detention-Equipment/Supplies-$551.25; Alsco Inc.-Segregated-Laundry-$218.62; Amerigas-County Buildings-Propane-$571.62; Amerigas Propane LP-Transportation-Propane-$96.67; Bank of the West-Segregated-Credit Card Charges-$27,968.23; Bill Jones Plumbing & Heating-Segregated-Materials/Services-$333.22; Bloedorn Lumber Lander-County Buildings-Materials/Supplies-$44.71; Bowdel Steven P.-Detention Center-Medical Services-$1,812.50; Carroll Septic Service-County Buildings-Services-$900.00; CenturyLink-Agriculture Department-Telephone Services-$355.07; Dubois Frontier, The-Support Services-Advertising-$43.50; Dubois Glass LLC-Sheriff Victim Services-Windshield-$100.00; Dubois Hardware Co-Vehicle Maintenance-Supplies-$38.98; Electrical Dynamics, Inc.-County Buildings-Services/Repairs-$609.11; Ellis, Laurie J.-Fremont County WIC-Reimburse Expenses-$377.00; Fremont County Public Health-County Coroner-Testing-$20.00; Fremont Electric Inc.-Transportation-Services-$65.00; Gookin, John-Search & Rescue-Reimburse Expenses-$147.58; HDR Engineering Inc.-Segregated-Inspections/Services-$8,712.81; Int’l Academies of Emergency Dispatch-Dispatch Center-Training-$185.00; Kone Inc.-Segregated-Elevator Maintenance-$1,215.21; Lander, City of-Segregated-Water/Sewer-$2,109.94; Lawson Products, Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$96.30; Leonard, Anthony G.-Detention Center-Inmate Medical Services-$1,140.00; Media Works, Inc.-Youth Services-Supplies-$269.99; Miller, Margaret-District Court-Court Appointments-$292.50; Napa Auto Parts Riverton-Segregated-Parts/Supplies-$718.41; National Business Systems Inc.-County Treasurer-Postcards-$677.80; Neopost USA Inc.-Support Services-Postage Meter Rental-$288.04; Norco Inc.-Segregated-Supplies-$3,596.81; Novo Benefits-Health Benefit Plan-Insurance Services-$4,817.00; Office Shop Inc., The-Agriculture Department-Service Agreement-$588.17; Overhead Door Inc.-County Buildings-Parts/Repairs/Labor-$1,224.26; Palace Pharmacy-Detention Center-Inmate Rx’s-$15,984.47; Post, Raymond-Segregated-Car Wash-$44.00; Postmaster-Segregated-Box Rent-$196.00; Quick Set Auto Glass-Vehicle Maintenance-Windshields/Repairs-$250.00; Quill Corporation-County Attorney-Computer Supplies-$167.00; Relx, Inc.-County Attorney-Research Subscription-$595.00; Riverton Ranger, Inc.-Segregated-Subscription Renewal-$426.20; Rocky Mountain Power-Segregated-Utilities-$9,936.13; Shoshoni, Town of-Transportation-Water/Sewer-$52.00; Snider, Yvonne-Sheriff Victim Services-Reimburse Expenses-$213.44; Spoonhunter, Leslie-Fremont County WIC-Reimburse Expenses-$116.00; Strom, Judson-County Sheriff-Reimburse Expenses-$244.66; Traveling Computers-Computer Services-Computer Supplies/Services-$89.00; University of Wyoming-Agriculture Department-Irrigation Publications-$42.50; Valley Lumber & Supply Co Inc.-Segregated-Materials/Supplies-$235.20; Verizon Wireless-Youth Services-Cellphone Services-$230.16; Western Printing, Inc.-Segregated-Printed Supplies-$1,376.90; WY Dept of Health-Health Nurse-Background Check-$49.00; Wyoming Machinery Co-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts-$2,574.25; Wyoming Waste Systems-Segregated-Trash Removal-$2,660.73.


The following items in the Signature File were acknowledged:  1) BigIron Auctions Online Auction Listing and Marketing Agreement (taken under advisement); 2) Retail Liquor Licenses (approved the previous meeting); and 3) Record of Proceedings.


There were no action items in the Priority Mail needing addressed.


Chief Civil Deputy Jodi Darrough is reviewing the recent US Environmental Protection Agency letter revising  the geographic scope of the EPA’s 2013 TAS approval by excluding lands addressed in Article 1 of the 1905 Act that have not since been placed into trust status.  She and Riverton Attorney Rick Sollars are reviewing the revision as related to the Tenth Circuit decision.  She also stated further information will not be available until the following week regarding the Memorandum of Understanding with the State of Wyoming regarding stipends for Guardian ad Litems.


There was nobody present for the Public Comment period.


Commissioner Meeting Reports were given:


HDR Engineer Kyle Lehto reviewed the final close out documents for the FEMA Funded Project – Structure KIM Riprap Repairs (South Fork Bridge located on North Fork Road, Fort Washakie).  Larry Allen moved, Mike Jones seconded, to approve a Certificate of Final Completion from Jerry Bornhoft Construction, Inc. and Warranty.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Change Order No. 1 with Jerry Bornhoft Construction, Inc. for a reduction of $6,455.00 to adjust the estimated bid quantities to final installed quantities.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Contractor’s Application for Payment for the project totaling $110,182.00.  Motion carried unanimously.


In other business, HDR Engineer Kyle Lehto gave an update on the Peterson Road Bridge Replacement Project by stating the project is ahead of schedule and stated rebar and steel has been installed and the next step will be deck work followed by backfill.  He stated HDR Engineering will be submitting two Amendments to Engineering Services for additional services required on the Peterson Road Structure Replacement Project and FEMA Funded Repairs (Rip Rap Repairs on South Fork Bridge and Shoulder Repairs on Red Canyon Road).


Fremont County Sheriff Ryan Lee was present for a monthly update.  They currently have three certified positions vacant.  Communications:  There is a recent resignation of the Warrants Clerk and Sheriff Lee requested permission to rehire.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve filling the Warrants Clerk position not to exceed $35,400.  Motion carried unanimously


Communications Supervisor Carl Freeman joined Sheriff Lee to discuss their radio replacement plan.


Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen presented a monthly update.


The Commissioners reviewed an earlier request from Riverton Public Works Director Kyle Butterfield for additional funding to meet the Revenue Guarantee for the Riverton Airport.  Mike Jones moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve the additional $66,000 to the City of Riverton for the Airport Revenue Guarantee, with funding from the Cash Reserve.  Motion carried unanimously.


AMR Ambulance Supervisor Diane Lane and Regional Director Scott Lenn provided the call volume from January – February, 2019.  Discussion was held on necessary repairs required on MS-204 and Lenn stated their recommendation is to send the unit to Las Vegas, Nevada for the repairs.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve transporting the unit to Nevada for repairs to the frame.  Motion carried unanimously.


Fremont County Planning Supervisor Steve Baumann presented a Plat Vacation Recordation Statement for a Portion of Tract 5 of the Squaw Creek Acres Subdivision.  The Subdivision location is off Squaw Creek Road approximately 2.4 miles west of Lander.  The Fremont County Planning Commission approved the Partial Vacation, which is intended to change the northeastern boundary of Tract 5, placing the landowners’ driveway on their adjacent property, and subsequently removing the driveway from the subdivision.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Partial Vacation of Tract 5 of the Squaw Creek Subdivision.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Squaw Creek Acres Subdivision Tract 5, Replat.  Motion carried unanimously.


Steve Baumann presented a final plat of the Wyopo Third Subdivision, located near the intersection of Chittim and Beebe Roads at the entrance to the Lander Landfill.  This Simple Subdivision is intended to divide off a single 3.84 acre lot for a sale and has been approved by the Fremont County Planning Commission.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the final plat of the Wyopo Third Subdivision.  Motion carried unanimously.


A Special Capital Revolving Committee meeting was held last week to discuss major repairs required on a John Deere (MG123) Motor Grader.  Minutes had been made available to the Commission.  Present for discussion was Transportation Superintendent Billy Meeks.  Transportation Department Administrative Assistant Jill Johnson and Financial Assistant Joe Felix were present in the audience.  Meeks stated a Motor Grader was scheduled for replacement last year; however, the Capital Revolving Fund authorization at that time could not fund a 6-wheel drive machine and a 4-wheel drive was purchased as a result.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to authorize a trade in of the John Deere Motor Grader and accept the bid from Wyoming Machinery Company for a Cat 12M3, not to exceed $347,500 which includes shipping and set up costs, and trade in allowance.  Motion carried unanimously.   Meeks then discussed pickups approved last year by the Capital Revolving Fund Committee for the Transportation Department, one at $35,000 and another at $29,000.  He stated both pickups cost the same amount and the price of the truck authorized at $29,000 needs to be increased to $35,000.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to increase the authorization from $29,000 not to exceed $35,000.  Motion carried unanimously.


There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 11:40 a.m.  and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on March 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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