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July 3, 2018 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                    LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                      OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                                  JULY 3, 2018

 

 

OFFICIAL MINUTES

 

The Board of Fremont County Commissioners met in Regular Session at 9:00 a.m. with the following members present:  Vice-Chairman Larry Allen, Ray Price, Jennifer McCarty and Clarence Thomas.  Chairman Travis Becker was absent for personal reasons.  Fremont County Clerk Julie A. Freese was present for the meeting.

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Agenda as amended.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the minutes of the Special Meeting of June 25, 2018 and the Regular Meeting of June 26, 2018.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to accept the bills for payment.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

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

 

71 Construction-Road Material Inventory-Materials Hot Mix-$104,451.75; Albright, Harold-Planning-Reimburse Expenses-$67.20; American Family & Life Ins.-Segregated-Insurance-$10,009.63; American Heritage Life Ins-Segregated-Insurance-$20.70; AXA Equitable PEDC-Segregated-Annuity-$250.00; Bailey Enterprises, Inc.-Search & Rescue-Fuel-$545.62; Bank of the West Acct Analysis-Investment Pool-Bank Charges-$904.35; Black Hills Energy-Segregated-Utility Service-$2,287.18; Blue Cross Blue Shield of WY-Co Admin-Health Ins Claims-$334,359.26; Blue Cross Blue Shield of WY-Co Admin-Health Insurance-$312,046.00; Bob Barker Company, Inc.-Detention Center-Inmate Supplies-$1,464.38; Bullington, Shaun-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$4,235.00; Caselle, Inc.-Segregated-Annual Support-$29,104.00; Casper Fire Extinguisher Service-County Buildings Detention-Services-$1,190.50; CenturyLink-Agriculture Department-Telephone Service-$364.84; Charter Communications-Computer Services-Internet Service-$85.43; Child Support Services/ORS-Payroll-Child Support-$564.00; Colonial Life & Accident Ins-Segregated-Insurance-$165.22; County Clerks Assoc. of WY-County Clerk-Dues-$100.00; Dubois Telephone Exchange-Segregated-Telephone Service-$648.98; Election Systems & Software, Inc.-County Elections-Service Agreement-$29,661.00; Fremont County Treasurer-Co Admin-Withholding/FICA-$183,142.46; Fremont County Treasurer-Co Admin-Section 125 Benefits-$42,520.74; Fremont County Treasurer-Co Admin-Health Insurance-$33,657.93; Fremont Motor Riverton Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$482.63; Fremont Toyota-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$239.85; Fyler, John-County Sheriff-Reimburse Expenses-$135.79; Gibson, Dale-County Sheriff-Reimburse Expenses-$48.00; Globalstar USA-Search & Rescue-Satellite Phone Service-$176.99; Great West Trust-Segregated-Wyoming Benefits-$7,305.00; Griswold, Zachary-CAST-Reimburse Expenses-$83.17; Healthsmart Benefit Solutions-Segregated-Insurance-$896.00; Holder, Philip-County Sheriff-Reimburse Expenses-$33.60; Jace Water Service Inc.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$3,355.00; Jack’s Truck & Equipment-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts-$186.29; Laidlaw, Kathleen-Segregated-Reimburse Expenses-$124.80; LL Smith Trucking-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$4,290.00; Local Govt Liability Pool-Support Services-Membership Renewal-$83,925.00; Lyles, Jesse-County Sheriff-Reimburse Expenses-$22.40; Matthew Bender & Co., Inc.-Segregated-WY Court Rules/Supplies-$960.77; Mckee Law Office, PC-Juvenile Treatment Court-Reimburse Expenses-$1,031.48; Moskovitz, Amy Marie-Fremont County WIC-Reimburse Expenses-$1,207.99; National Business Systems Inc.-County Treasurer-Prepaid Postage/Service Charges-$2,643.09; New York Life Insurance-Segregated-Insurance-$127.78; Newell Bundy, PC-District Court-Court Representation-$240.00; Northern Arapaho Child Support-Payroll-Child Support-$598.78; OR Dept. of Justice-Payroll-Child Support-$500.94; Owens, Jimmy L.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$4,290.00; Phifer Law Office-District Court-Court Representation-$95.06; R T Communications-Segregated-Telephone Services-$537.21; Ralston Group LLC-Search & Rescue-Meals-$143.85; Ratigan, Daniel, MD-Detention Center-PA Supervisor Contract-$4,250.00; Reed’s Moghaun Office Supply-Segregated-Office Supplies-$139.70; Riverton, City of-County Buildings-Water/Sewer-$1,081.21; Sinks Canyon Inc.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$4,317.50; Slack, Sheree-Agriculture Department-Computer Repair-$75.00; State Disbursement Unit-Payroll-Child Support-$1,119.00; Synapse Inc.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$3,410.00; Talkington, Kay-Detention Center-Inmate Clothing Repairs-$52.50; Total Net Salaries-Segregated-Salaries-$597,184.50; Traveling Computers-Segregated-Equipment/Service-$6,679.00; Tyler Technologies Inc.-County Clerk-Annual Software Support-$23,159.85; Ultramax-Segregated-Ammunition-$8,076.00; Verizon Wireless-Segregated-Cellphone Service-$164.62; W C C A-County Commission-Dues-$23,716.00; Whiting Law, PC-District Court-Professional Services-$1,492.50; Wind River Towing-County Sheriff-Abandon Vehicle Towing-$225.00; WY Dept of Health-Health Nurse-7th Quarter Payroll-$44,632.41; WY SDU-Payroll-Child Support-$830.00; Wyo Child Support Enforcement-Segregated-Child Support-$800.00; Wyo Dept of Workforce Serv-Co Admin-Workers Comp-$19,007.35; Wyoming Retirement System-Co Admin-Contributions-$135,257.84; Wyoming Supreme Court-District Court-Salary Reimbursement-$6,742.00; Wyoming.com-Segregated-Internet Service-$1,074.12

 

Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to accept a voucher from the Washakie County Attorney’s Office for $600 and from Fremont Counseling Service for May 2018 in the amount of $3,045 for Title 25 patients.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Fremont County, WY Electronic Transactions General Provisions for the County Clerk’s Office.  The Board agreed to set a 45 day comment period and hold a public hearing on August 28th at 10:30 a.m. prior to adopting the rules; and 2) Record of Proceedings.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2018-22 “Appropriation Resolution” for FY 2018-19.  Motion carried unanimously.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2018-22 “Appointment of a Special Prosecutor”.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a State of Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board Grant Agreement for the three ambulance remounts.  Motion carried unanimously.  Two contracts were taken under advisement pending County Attorney approval (UW FY 2019 Annual Contribution Agreement and Communication Technologies, Inc. Radio Equipment List for FY 2018-19).

 

The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  1) information from WRTA director Gary Michaud regarding Transportation Authority Joint Power Board formation (further discussion during Public Comment period); 2) Reception announcement for Dave Pendleton on June 13th; and 3) Wyoming Association of Municipalities Memorandum of WAM-WCCA Energy Lease Program Request for Proposals (will be forwarded to various entities).

 

The Public Comment period was held.

 

Wind River Transportation Authority Executive Director Gary Michaud reviewed State Statute 18-14-101 regarding the process to get a question on the General Election ballot asking the voters to approve a ½ mill for a Transportation Authority Joint Powers Board.  Michaud will continue to work on the process for the next election deadline.

 

Planning Department Supervisor Steve Baumann presented proposed fee increases agreed upon unanimously by the Fremont County Planning Commission.  Deputy County Attorney Jodi Darrough stated the proposed changes would require a 45 day comment period before adoption by the County Commission.  The Commissioners subsequently agreed to begin the comment period and hold a Public Hearing on August 28, 2018 at 10:45 a.m.

 

Steve Baumann had attended the recent Fremont County Association of Governments meeting the prior week to represent Vice-Chairman Allen who was unable to attend.

 

Commissioner Meeting reports were given.

 

There being no further business, Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 10:55 a.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on July 10, 2018.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

 

/s/      LARRY ALLEN, VICE-CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

ATTEST:

 

/s/      JULIE A. FREESE, FREMONT COUNTY CLERK AND CLERK OF THE BOARD

July 3, 2018 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                    LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                      OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                                  JULY 3, 2018

 

 

FULL DETAILED REPORT

 

The Board of Fremont County Commissioners met in Regular Session at 9:00 a.m. with the following members present:  Vice-Chairman Larry Allen, Ray Price, Jennifer McCarty and Clarence Thomas.  Chairman Travis Becker was absent for personal reasons.  Fremont County Clerk Julie A. Freese was present for the meeting.

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Agenda as amended.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the minutes of the Special Meeting of June 25, 2018 and the Regular Meeting of June 26, 2018.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to accept the bills for payment.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
71 Construction
Road Material Inventory
Materials Hot Mix
$104,451.75
Albright, Harold
Planning
Reimburse Expenses
$67.20
American Family & Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$10,009.63
American Heritage Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$20.70
AXA Equitable PEDC
Segregated
Annuity
$250.00
Bailey Enterprises, Inc.
Search & Rescue
Fuel
$545.62
Bank of the West Acct Analysis
Investment Pool
Bank Charges
$904.35
Black Hills Energy
Segregated
Utility Service
$2,287.18
Blue Cross Blue Shield of WY
Co Admin
Health Insurance Claims
$334,359.26
Blue Cross Blue Shield of WY
Co Admin
Health Insurance
$312,046.00
Bob Barker Company, Inc.
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$1,464.38
Bullington, Shaun
1% Gravel Projects
Contract Services
$4,235.00
Caselle, Inc.
Segregated
Annual Support
$29,104.00
Casper Fire Extinguisher Service
County Buildings Detention
Services
$1,190.50
CenturyLink
Agriculture Department
Telephone Service
$364.84
Charter Communications
Computer Services
Internet Service
$85.43
Child Support Services/ORS
Payroll
Child Support
$564.00
Colonial Life & Accident Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$165.22
County Clerks Assoc. of WY
County Clerk
Dues
$100.00
Dubois Telephone Exchange
Segregated
Telephone Service
$648.98
Election Systems & Software, Inc.
County Elections
Service Agreement
$29,661.00
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Withholding/FICA
$183,142.46
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Section 125 Benefits
$42,520.74
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Health Insurance
$33,657.93
Fremont Motor Riverton Inc.
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$482.63
Fremont Toyota
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$239.85
Fyler, John
County Sheriff
Reimburse Expenses
$135.79
Gibson, Dale
County Sheriff
Reimburse Expenses
$48.00
Globalstar USA
Search & Rescue
Satellite Phone Service
$176.99
Great West Trust
Segregated
Wyoming Benefits
$7,305.00
Griswold, Zachary
CAST
Reimburse Expenses
$83.17
Healthsmart Benefit Solutions
Segregated
Insurance
$896.00
Holder, Philip
County Sheriff
Reimburse Expenses
$33.60
Jace Water Service Inc.
1% Gravel Projects
Contract Services
$3,355.00
Jack’s Truck & Equipment
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$186.29
Laidlaw, Kathleen
Segregated
Reimburse Expenses
$124.80
LL Smith Trucking
1% Gravel Projects
Contract Services
$4,290.00
Local Government Liability Pool
Support Services
Membership Renewal
$83,925.00
Lyles, Jesse
County Sheriff
Reimburse Expenses
$22.40
Matthew Bender & Co., Inc.
Segregated
WY Court Rules/Supplies
$960.77
McKee Law Office, PC
Juvenile Treatment Court
Reimburse Expenses
$1,031.48
Moskovitz, Amy Marie
Fremont County WIC
Reimburse Expenses
$1,207.99
National Business Systems Inc.
County Treasurer
Prepaid Postage/Service Charges
$2,643.09
New York Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$127.78
Newell Bundy, PC
District Court
Court Representation
$240.00
Northern Arapaho Child Support
Payroll
Child Support
$598.78
OR Dept. of Justice
Payroll
Child Support
$500.94
Owens, Jimmy L.
1% Gravel Projects
Contract Services
$4,290.00
Phifer Law Office
District Court
Court Representation
$95.06
R T Communications
Segregated
Telephone Services
$537.21
Ralston Group LLC
Search & Rescue
Meals
$143.85
Ratigan, Daniel, MD
Detention Center
PA Supervisor Contract
$4,250.00
Reed’s Moghaun Office Supply
Segregated
Office Supplies
$139.70
Riverton, City of
County Buildings
Water/Sewer
$1,081.21
Sinks Canyon Inc.
1% Gravel Projects
Contract Services
$4,317.50
Slack, Sheree
Agriculture Department
Computer Repair
$75.00
State Disbursement Unit
Payroll
Child Support
$1,119.00
Synapse Inc.
1% Gravel Projects
Contract Services
$3,410.00
Talkington, Kay
Detention Center
Inmate Clothing Repairs
$52.50
Total Net Salaries
Segregated
Salaries
$597,184.50
Traveling Computers
Segregated
Equipment/Service
$6,679.00
Tyler Technologies Inc.
County Clerk
Annual Software Support
$23,159.85
Ultramax
Segregated
Ammunition
$8,076.00
Verizon Wireless
Segregated
Cellphone Service
$164.62
W C C A
County Commission
Dues
$23,716.00
Whiting Law, PC
District Court
Professional Services
$1,492.50
Wind River Towing
County Sheriff
Abandon Vehicle Towing
$225.00
WY Dept of Health
Health Nurse
7th Quarter Payroll
$44,632.41
WY SDU
Payroll
Child Support
$830.00
Wyo Child Support Enforcement
Segregated
Child Support
$800.00
Wyo Dept of Workforce Services
Co Admin
Workers Comp
$19,007.35
Wyoming Retirement System
Co Admin
Contributions
$135,257.84
Wyoming Supreme Court
District Court
Salary Reimbursement
$6,742.00
Wyoming.com
Segregated
Internet Service
$1,074.12
Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to accept a voucher from the Washakie County Attorney’s Office for $600 and from Fremont Counseling Service for May 2018 in the amount of $3,045 for Title 25 patients.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Fremont County, WY Electronic Transactions General Provisions for the County Clerk’s Office.  The Board agreed to set a 45 day comment period and hold a public hearing on August 28th at 10:30 a.m. prior to adopting the rules; and 2) Record of Proceedings.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2018-22 “Appropriation Resolution” for FY 2018-19.  Motion carried unanimously.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2018-22 “Appointment of a Special Prosecutor”.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a State of Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board Grant Agreement for the three ambulance remounts.  Motion carried unanimously.  Two contracts were taken under advisement pending County Attorney approval (UW FY 2019 Annual Contribution Agreement and Communication Technologies, Inc. Radio Equipment List for FY 2018-19).

 

The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  1) information from WRTA director Gary Michaud regarding Transportation Authority Joint Power Board formation (further discussion during Public Comment period); 2) Reception announcement for Dave Pendleton on June 13th; and 3) Wyoming Association of Municipalities Memorandum of WAM-WCCA Energy Lease Program Request for Proposals (will be forwarded to various entities).

 

The Public Comment period was held.

 

Wind River Transportation Authority Executive Director Gary Michaud reviewed State Statute 18-14-101 regarding the process to get a question on the General Election ballot asking the voters to approve a ½ mill for a Transportation Authority Joint Powers Board.  The County Clerk’s Office informed him that a Resolution needs to be approved giving authority to put the question on the ballot by July 18, 2018.  The process to form the JPB was reviewed which would require a resolution and then development of a board.  The Commission was generally in agreement of proceeding; however, felt the time frame was not adequate enough to meet the July 18th deadline and wanted to take the time to do it correctly.  Michaud will continue to work on the process for the next election deadline.

 

Planning Department Supervisor Steve Baumann presented proposed fee increases agreed upon unanimously by the Fremont County Planning Commission:  Two new fees – $200 Abstract Fee; $500 New Commercial Septic System.  Changes to current fees ($25 added) to each type of Permit:  Replacement Systems $275; New Systems $300 and Engineered Systems $325.  Additionally, to enforce the desire to have each septic system in the County permitted, they propose increasing the As-Built System (an illegally installed system) from $1,000 to $2,000.  And finally, to keep up with current costs, they proposed a replacement cost for fire numbers from $3.00 to $3.50 and the metal backing plates from $5.00 to $7.50.    Deputy County Attorney Jodi Darrough stated the proposed changes would require a 45 day comment period before adoption by the County Commission.  The Commissioners subsequently agreed to begin the comment period and hold a Public Hearing on August 28, 2018 at 10:45 a.m.

 

Steve Baumann had attended the recent Fremont County Association of Governments meeting the prior week to represent Vice-Chairman Allen who was unable to attend.  He provided a draft Agreement for Cooperation on Demolition between various entities regarding the disposal of several unsafe and condemned buildings located within the Town of Shoshoni.  The County Attorney’s Office will review the Agreement prior to further action.

 

Commissioner Meeting reports were given.

 

Commissioner Jennifer McCarty attended the Fremont County Planning Commission monthly meeting.

 

Commissioner Clarence Thomas brought up continued concerns with the Burris-Lenore Road regarding maintenance issues.  He suggested this be a topic when the Commissioners meet with Tribal representatives again.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese will provide a FY 2018-19 budget recap at the following meeting regarding salary increase adjustments as agreed to effective July 1st.   She also stated $530,000 will be returned into the Cash Reserve.

 

There being no further business, Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 10:55 a.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on July 10, 2018.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

 

/s/      LARRY ALLEN, VICE-CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

ATTEST:

 

/s/      JULIE A. FREESE, FREMONT COUNTY CLERK AND CLERK OF THE BOARD

June 26, 2018 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                    LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                      OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                                  JUNE 26, 2018

 

 

OFFICIAL MINUTES

 

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.

 

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

 

Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the minutes of the June 19, 2018 meeting.  Ray Price abstained due to his absence.  Motion carried.

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to accept the bills for payment.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

71 Construction-Road Material Inventory-Materials Hot Mix-$179,598.00; Ace Hardware Riverton-Transportation-Materials/Supplies-$45.96; Airgas USA LLC-3rd Street Bridge Project-Supplies-$126.58; Barnes, Camille Grace-County Sheriff-Compliance Checks-$100.00; Bill’s Quality Auto Glass-Vehicle Maintenance-Windshield Repair-$332.56; Brake Supply Company Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Brake Repair-$1,871.00; Cavanaugh, Ruger J.-County Attorney-Witness Fees-$30.00; Charter Communications-Detention Center-Internet Service-$214.30; Clifford, Gregory P. MD PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$2,997.00; Crane, Peter, MD-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$656.00; Dealers Electrical Supply-County Buildings-Supplies-$2.04; Dubois Search & Rescue-Search & Rescue-Expenses-$1,775.15; Ducharme, Taya Lyn-County Sheriff-Compliance Checks-$100.00; Ed’s Electronics-Search & Rescue-Services/Equipment-$150.00; Ellis, Laurie J.-Fremont County WIC-Reimburse Expenses-$896.87; Food Services of America-Detention Center-Prisoner Board-$1,940.45; Foutz, Traci L.-Public Health Emergency Prep-Reimburse Expenses-$191.36; Fremont Orthopaedics PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$167.48; Inberg Miller Engineers-Dry Creek Road Improvement-Engineering-$2,195.65; I State Truck Center-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts-$368.43; James Gores & Associates, PC-Moneta Lysite Road-Shoulder Widening-$27,436.22; Lander Medical Clinic PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$391.60; McCarty, Jennifer-County Commission-Reimburse Expenses-$38.40; Mckesson Medical Surgical Inc.-Public Health-Medical Supplies-$1,170.79; Miller, Margaret-District Court-Court Appointments-$555.00; Mountain Dental PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$1,543.00; Mountain West Towing LLC-County Sheriff-Vehicle Towing-$367.00; Nacota, Shandi M.-County Sheriff-Compliance Checks-$400.00; Norco Inc.-Transportation-Equipment/Supplies-$750.71; One Stop Market-Search & Rescue-Supplies-$28.02; Painted Valley Inc.-3rd Street Bridge Project-Materials/Supplies-$54.73; Phillips, Adam E.-District Court-Court Representation-$487.50; Pitchengine Inc.-Transportation-Advertising-$675.00; Quickspace-County Coroner-Container-$3,000.00; Quill Corporation-County Attorney-Office Supplies-$90.66; Reed’s Moghaun Office Supply-County Clerk-Office Supplies-$28.04; Remote Satellite Systems-Search & Rescue-Equipment-$56.00; SageWest Health Care-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$14,746.77; Sirchie Finger Print Lab-County Sheriff-Supplies-$69.00; Skaggs Companies, Inc.-Segregated-Uniforms/Supplies-$16,140.00; Spoonhunter, Leslie-Fremont County WIC-Reimburse Expenses-$136.25; Strike Consulting Group LLC-Popo Agie Estates Flood-Engineering Services-$15,919.50; Stroupe Pest Control Inc.-County Buildings-Pest Control-$315.00; Sweetwater Aire LLC-County Buildings-Roof Top Unit-$7,945.00; Sysco Montana Inc.-Detention Center-Inmate Supplies-$17,356.70; T & T Reporting LLC-County Attorney-Transcription Services-$986.65; Taylor Creek Exxon-County Sheriff-Car Wash-$5.00; Tweed’s Wholesale Co-Detention Center-Inmate Board-$9,692.77; T Y Excavation Inc.-Transportation-Dubois Road Maintenance-$2,452.50; Ultramax-County Sheriff-Ammunition-$1,014.00; Union Telephone Company-Segregated-Cellphone Service-$717.62; Valley Lumber & Supply Co Inc.-Segregated-Materials/Supplies-$21.28; West Payment Center-District Court-Library Plan-$63.95; Western Printing, Inc.-County Assessor-Printed Supplies-$804.92; Wilkerson, James A., IV, MD PC-County Coroner-Autopsy-$1,175.00; Wind River Radiology PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$1,338.00; WY Cardiopulmonary Services PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$967.00; WY Peace Officers Association-Segregated-Annual Membership Dues-$460.00; Wyoming Behavioral Institute-Health & Welfare-Title 25-$3,016.00

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) greeting cards; 2) letter of appreciation to
Tawnie DeJong for service on the Fremont County Fair Board; 3) Comment letter to BLM Wild Horse Specialist regarding Scoping Notice; and 4) Record of Proceedings.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve a Surety Bond and Oath for Rebecca Darnell for the Jeffrey City Water & Sewer District.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve a 24 Hour Malt Beverage Permit for Mr. D’s Food Store for July 6 and 8, 2018 for Gold Rush Days.  Motion carried unanimously.  Receipt of the $50 fee was acknowledged.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve an amended Memorandum of Understanding between Fremont County and Cloud Peak Counseling Center.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  A letter of resignation was submitted from Fremont County Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton, effective July 13, 2018.  The Commissioners accepted the letter with regret.  An invitation from the National Commander of the American Legion was acknowledged for an open house on July 3, 2018 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at The Inn at Lander.  The Commission asked that the invitation be forwarded to other Elected Officials as well.  A memo from the Sheriff’s Department regarding Probationary Employees as related to the $1,200 raises given to employees was reviewed.  The Commission concurred with the handling of this status within the Sheriff’s Department by not giving the raise until the employees completed their Probationary status.

 

Sheriff Skip Hornecker updated the Commission on two different major medical issues within the Detention Center.

 

Building Maintenance Supervisor J.R. Oakley presented Steve Averill with a plaque in recognition of his retirement as a Carpenter on June 29, 2018.

 

Mike Zirbel was present to interview for a vacancy on the Fremont County Museum Board.  Kaye Stoll had interviewed the previous meeting for re-appointment to a term.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to re-appoint Kaye Stoll and new member Mike Zirbel to three year terms on the Fremont County Museum Board.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given:

 

Vice-Chairman Allen and Financial Assistant Joe Felix attended the SLIB grant hearing and he was happy to report the SLIB board approved the County’s application for three ambulance remounts, of which Fremont County will match 50%.

 

Solid Waste Disposal District Board Chairman Mark Moxley and member Mike Morgan were present to review the proposed FY 2018-19 budget.

 

A Public Hearing was held at 10:30 a.m., as advertised, regarding Unanticipated Revenues and Budget Transfers within Fremont County’s FY 2017-18 budget.  Present were County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix.  Several additions were made to the advertised information; with the major one being the Budget Transfer of $100,000 from Cash Reserve to Sheriff-Detention.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2018-21 “FY 2017-18 Budget Amendment No. 8”.  Motion carried unanimously.  Freese stated this is the last budget transfer for the current fiscal year that ends June 30, 2018.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix were present for a final review of the budget, following the public hearing the previous evening.

 

Discussion was held on the E-911 fees as presented by Carl Freeman during the budget hearing the previous evening.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to continue the fee of $.75 per line for cell phones for the FY 2018-19.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Vice-Chairman Allen informed the Board that a mechanic vacancy in the Riverton Shop has been filled by an employee of the Transportation Department.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to proceed with replacing the Operator position.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 11:00 a.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on July 3, 2018.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

 

/s/      TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

ATTEST:

 

/s/      JULIE A. FREESE, FREMONT COUNTY CLERK AND CLERK OF THE BOARD

June 26, 2018 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                    LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                      OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                                  JUNE 26, 2018

 

 

FULL DETAILED REPORT

 

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.

 

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

 

Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the minutes of the June 19, 2018 meeting.  Ray Price abstained due to his absence.  Motion carried.

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to accept the bills for payment.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
71 Construction
Road Material Inventory
Materials Hot Mix
$179,598.00
Ace Hardware Riverton
Transportation
Materials/Supplies
$45.96
Airgas USA LLC
3rd Street Bridge Project
Supplies
$126.58
Barnes, Camille Grace
County Sheriff
Compliance Checks
$100.00
Bill’s Quality Auto Glass
Vehicle Maintenance
Windshield Repair
$332.56
Brake Supply Company Inc.
Vehicle Maintenance
Brake Repair
$1,871.00
Cavanaugh, Ruger J.
County Attorney
Witness Fees
$30.00
Charter Communications
Detention Center
Internet Service
$214.30
Clifford, Gregory P. MD PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$2,997.00
Crane, Peter, MD
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$656.00
Dealers Electrical Supply
County Buildings
Supplies
$2.04
Dubois Search & Rescue
Search & Rescue
Expenses
$1,775.15
Ducharme, Taya Lyn
County Sheriff
Compliance Checks
$100.00
Ed’s Electronics
Search & Rescue
Services/Equipment
$150.00
Ellis, Laurie J.
Fremont County WIC
Reimburse Expenses
$896.87
Food Services of America
Detention Center
Prisoner Board
$1,940.45
Foutz, Traci L.
Public Health Emergency Prep
Reimburse Expenses
$191.36
Fremont Orthopaedics PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$167.48
Inberg Miller Engineers
Dry Creek Road Improvement
Engineering
$2,195.65
I State Truck Center
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$368.43
James Gores & Associates, PC
Moneta Lysite Road
Shoulder Widening
$27,436.22
Lander Medical Clinic PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$391.60
McCarty, Jennifer
County Commission
Reimburse Expenses
$38.40
McKesson Medical Surgical Inc.
Public Health
Medical Supplies
$1,170.79
Miller, Margaret
District Court
Court Appointments
$555.00
Mountain Dental PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$1,543.00
Mountain West Towing LLC
County Sheriff
Vehicle Towing
$367.00
Nacota, Shandi M.
County Sheriff
Compliance Checks
$400.00
Norco Inc.
Transportation
Equipment/Supplies
$750.71
One Stop Market
Search & Rescue
Supplies
$28.02
Painted Valley Inc.
3rd Street Bridge Project
Materials/Supplies
$54.73
Phillips, Adam E.
District Court
Court Representation
$487.50
Pitchengine Inc.
Transportation
Advertising
$675.00
Quickspace
County Coroner
Container
$3,000.00
Quill Corporation
County Attorney
Office Supplies
$90.66
Reed’s Moghaun Office Supply
County Clerk
Office Supplies
$28.04
Remote Satellite Systems
Search & Rescue
Equipment
$56.00
SageWest Health Care
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$14,746.77
Sirchie Finger Print Lab
County Sheriff
Supplies
$69.00
Skaggs Companies, Inc.
Segregated
Uniforms/Supplies
$16,140.00
Spoonhunter, Leslie
Fremont County WIC
Reimburse Expenses
$136.25
Strike Consulting Group LLC
Popo Agie Estates Flood
Engineering Services
$15,919.50
Stroupe Pest Control Inc.
County Buildings
Pest Control
$315.00
Sweetwater Aire LLC
County Buildings
Roof Top Unit
$7,945.00
Sysco Montana Inc.
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$17,356.70
T & T Reporting LLC
County Attorney
Transcription Services
$986.65
Taylor Creek Exxon
County Sheriff
Car Wash
$5.00
Tweed’s Wholesale Co
Detention Center
Inmate Board
$9,692.77
T Y Excavation Inc.
Transportation
Dubois Road Maintenance
$2,452.50
Ultramax
County Sheriff
Ammunition
$1,014.00
Union Telephone Company
Segregated
Cellphone Service
$717.62
Valley Lumber & Supply Co Inc.
Segregated
Materials/Supplies
$21.28
West Payment Center
District Court
Library Plan
$63.95
Western Printing, Inc.
County Assessor
Printed Supplies
$804.92
Wilkerson, James A., IV, MD PC
County Coroner
Autopsy
$1,175.00
Wind River Radiology PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$1,338.00
WY Cardiopulmonary Services PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$967.00
WY Peace Officers Association
Segregated
Annual Membership Dues
$460.00
Wyoming Behavioral Institute
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$3,016.00
The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) greeting cards; 2) letter of appreciation to
Tawnie DeJong for service on the Fremont County Fair Board; 3) Comment letter to BLM Wild Horse Specialist regarding Scoping Notice; and 4) Record of Proceedings.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve a Surety Bond and Oath for Rebecca Darnell for the Jeffrey City Water & Sewer District.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve a 24 Hour Malt Beverage Permit for Mr. D’s Food Store for July 6 and 8, 2018 for Gold Rush Days.  Motion carried unanimously.  Receipt of the $50 fee was acknowledged.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve an amended Memorandum of Understanding between Fremont County and Cloud Peak Counseling Center.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  A letter of resignation was submitted from Fremont County Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton, effective July 13, 2018.  The Commissioners accepted the letter with regret.  An invitation from the National Commander of the American Legion was acknowledged for an open house on July 3, 2018 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at The Inn at Lander.  The Commission asked that the invitation be forwarded to other Elected Officials as well.  A memo from the Sheriff’s Department regarding Probationary Employees as related to the $1,200 raises given to employees was reviewed.  The Commission concurred with the handling of this status within the Sheriff’s Department by not giving the raise until the employees completed their Probationary status.

 

Sheriff Skip Hornecker updated the Commission on two different major medical issues within the Detention Center.  There could possibly be yet another one prior to the end of the fiscal year, all with unknown financial implications to the current budget.  As a result, the County Clerk and Financial Assistant have determined an additional $100,000 should be added to the medical line item in this year’s budget.  The amount will be an addition to the budget hearing scheduled for later in the morning.

 

Building Maintenance Supervisor J.R. Oakley presented Steve Averill with a plaque in recognition of his retirement as a Carpenter on June 29, 2018.  Family members and co-workers were present.  Averill has built many things for the various offices during his tenure since November 19, 2002.  Included are the new Commissioner desks and tables in the Commission Chambers.

 

Mike Zirbel was present to interview for a vacancy on the Fremont County Museum Board.  Kaye Stoll had interviewed the previous meeting for re-appointment to a term.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to re-appoint Kaye Stoll and new member Mike Zirbel to three year terms on the Fremont County Museum Board.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given:

 

Chairman Becker participated in a conference call as a member of the Executive Health Insurance Committee.  He is participating in work sessions for the administration of the Prevention Management Organization program and recently participated in a conference call with the Wyoming County Commissioners Association and the Wyoming Department of Health to discuss how other Counties are proceeding.  He expects a plan by July 10th to present to the Commission for discussion.  He participated in a final budget work session on Friday with the County Clerk, County Treasurer, County Assessor and Financial Staff.

 

Vice-Chairman Allen and Financial Assistant Joe Felix attended the SLIB grant hearing and he was happy to report the SLIB board approved the County’s application for three ambulance remounts, of which Fremont County will match 50%.  He expressed appreciation to Felix for his hard work on the grant application.  These will be in addition to two the County is purchasing outright, and Commissioner Allen hopes all five will be in service by the end of the year.

 

Solid Waste Disposal District Board Chairman Mark Moxley and member Mike Morgan were present to review the proposed FY 2018-19 budget.  A Wage Schedule had been provided for review detailing each position and they subsequently provided a Financial Highlight Summary.  For comparison purposes, the 2011 Full-Time Employee Equivalent was 40 FTE’s with actual wages of $1,557,838, compared to the 2018 Full-Time Employee Equivalent of 24 FTE’s with budgeted wages of $1,214,100.  Due to high turnover, they conducted a salary analysis and found the District wages were below the market for the industry.  Following concern expressed by the Commissioners on the salary for the Superintendent of Operations, they stated the analysis was used to set current salaries and wages.   They will provide the report to the Commissioners on the wage analysis for their information.  A bonus was given last year to the Superintendent of $5,000 (waste disposal opportunity was negotiated by him with a local rail system in 2017, creating an additional $500,000 in revenue that was directed into the closure/post closure reserve account).  In closing, Commissioner Thomas stated the importance of the District receiving adequate reporting of the funding they provide to the Wind River Indian Reservation for the transfer stations.

 

A Public Hearing was held at 10:30 a.m., as advertised, regarding Unanticipated Revenues and Budget Transfers within Fremont County’s FY 2017-18 budget.  Present were County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix.  Several additions were made to the advertised information; with the major one being the Budget Transfer of $100,000 from Cash Reserve to Sheriff-Detention.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2018-21 “FY 2017-18 Budget Amendment No. 8”.  Motion carried unanimously.  Freese stated this is the last budget transfer for the current fiscal year that ends June 30, 2018.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix were present for a final review of the budget, following the public hearing the previous evening.  Freese distributed a handout of changes in fund balance following their review of all expenditures and expected expenditures, including off-line boards.  Included were:  adjusted assessed value up about $700,000 million to $662,818,833.  Treasurer Scott Harnsberger was present in the audience and reviewed revenue changes (SRS funding, fund balance increases, PILT fully funded but decrease expected in FY 19-20).  The changes in Detention were addressed earlier in the morning by Sheriff Hornecker.  Freese clarified the Commissioner’s intent on salary increases:  July 1st implementation date and all employees hired prior to that date will be eligible for $1,200/year.  Part-time employees will receive $.45/hour.  The $1,200/year is estimated to be less than a 3% increase and employees had not received any increase for three years even though there have been slight increases to them for health insurance premiums and retirement contribution rates.  Some salaries were adjusted based on the Wyoming Salary Survey to varying degrees.  The plan is to use $500,000 from the Capital Revolving Fund to balance the budget and $432,000 from the Cash Reserve to balance the budget; however, with the recent changes, reality is there will be a surplus of $295,617 to add back into Cash Reserve instead of taking out or the amount could be used in other ways (influx into budgets, etc.).  Chairman Becker recommended an extra $200,000 payment be made for the Justice Center into the Cash Reserve, which would make the building paid off one year earlier (2027).  The other Commissioners agreed to the recommendation.  No further changes were proposed.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the budget for FY 2018-19, effective July 1, 2018.  Motion carried unanimously.  In closing, Chairman Becker thanked everyone who works so hard on the process and stated the Elected Officials began meeting in January to discuss the budget.  He also stated that salaries as a whole will be looked at for next year following completion of a salary survey.

 

Discussion was held on the E-911 fees as presented by Carl Freeman during the budget hearing the previous evening.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to continue the fee of $.75 per line for cell phones for the FY 2018-19.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Sheriff Hornecker stated the recent State Search and Rescue Commission met and approved reimbursement for all Fremont County costs submitted as well as training ($19,947).

 

Vice-Chairman Allen informed the Board that a mechanic vacancy in the Riverton Shop has been filled by an employee of the Transportation Department.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to proceed with replacing the Operator position.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The Commission expressed their appreciation to Riverton Ranger reporter Dan Bendtsen as this is his last meeting due to his resignation and upcoming relocation to Laramie.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 11:00 a.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on July 3, 2018.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

 

/s/      TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

ATTEST:

 

/s/      JULIE A. FREESE, FREMONT COUNTY CLERK AND CLERK OF THE BOARD

June 25, 2018 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                                 JUNE 25, 2018

 

OFFICIAL MINUTES

 

The Board of Fremont County Commissioners met in Special Session at 5:30 p.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.

 

A Public Hearing was held, as advertised, to hear comments regarding the E-911 Special Revenue Fund and Fremont County’s Fiscal Year 2018-19 proposed budget.  Ten people were present in the audience (a complete list is on file in the Commissioners’ Office).

 

The hearing opened with the E-911 Budget hearing.   Communications Supervisor Carl Freeman gave an update on both the E-911 and Dispatch budget, and stated all anticipated revenue will come from User Fees from agencies for which Dispatch provides a service for and from the 911 surcharge money collected from each traditional and wireless devices.  Freeman gave his recommendation to keep this surcharge at $.75 per line for a projected total of $334,000 with all agencies paying at 100% of actuals.  Several line items increased substantially:  five previous employees opted out of the County insurance plan; however, the amount must be budgeted for replacement employees; and the $1,200/year salary increase per full-time employee hired before July 1st.  There were no comments from the audience on the proposed budget for E-911.

 

Public comment was held:

 

Chairman Becker asked County Clerk Julie Freese to provide an update on the budget to date.

 

In closing, Chairman Becker thanked all those offices involved in preparing the budget and continued monitoring throughout the year.  The budget will be adopted the following day during their regular meeting where discussion is slated on the agenda at 10:35 a.m.

 

There being no further business, the Public Hearing closed at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

/s/      TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

ATTEST:

/s/      JULIE A. FREESE, COUNTY CLERK AND CLERK OF THE BOARD

 

 

 

June 25, 2018 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                                 JUNE 25, 2018

 

FULL DETAILED REPORT

 

The Board of Fremont County Commissioners met in Special Session at 5:30 p.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.

 

A Public Hearing was held, as advertised, to hear comments regarding the E-911 Special Revenue Fund and Fremont County’s Fiscal Year 2018-19 proposed budget.  Ten people were present in the audience (a complete list is on file in the Commissioners’ Office).

 

The hearing opened with the E-911 Budget hearing.   Communications Supervisor Carl Freeman gave an update on both the E-911 and Dispatch budget, and stated all anticipated revenue will come from User Fees from agencies for which Dispatch provides a service for and from the 911 surcharge money collected from each traditional and wireless devices.  Freeman gave his recommendation to keep this surcharge at $.75 per line for a projected total of $334,000 with all agencies paying at 100% of actuals.  Several line items increased substantially:  five previous employees opted out of the County insurance plan; however, the amount must be budgeted for replacement employees; and the $1,200/year salary increase per full-time employee hired before July 1st.  There were no comments from the audience on the proposed budget for E-911.

 

Public comment was held:

 

Atlantic City landowner Bob Townsend owns two properties and his property taxes have increased half as much as past assessments and he feels they are getting decreased services from the County (road maintenance and trash pickup).  Other than the Fire Department building, they have zero people to man it.  He did express appreciation to maintenance done on the main road between South Pass and Atlantic City last fall with 1% funding.  In general, he did not feel he is getting a return on his investment.

 

Tristin Grover, the new Executive Director of the Good Samaritan Center in Riverton, thanked the Commission for their continued support of the Center.  They provide an emergency homeless shelter and proceeded to provide an overview of the important services provided.

 

Ron Woodward, representing Volunteers of America Center of Hope, thanked the Commission for their support, however, stated the County’s proposed allocation of $50,000 (instead of the requested $60,000) will essentially result in two less beds being available.  Fremont County leads the state in public intoxication arrests with 30% of the State’s total.  Due to their facility, they are saving the County money by providing a place for intoxicated individuals instead of them being incarcerated.

 

Chairman Becker asked County Clerk Julie Freese to provide an update on the budget to date.  The proposed FY 2018-19 budget was advertised with an assessed valuation of 662,128,486, compared to last fiscal year’s assessed valuation of $630,956,774.  Freese reviewed changes in fund balance following their review of all expenditures and expected expenditures, including off-line boards.  Included were:  adjusted assessed value up about $700,000 million to $662,818,833.  Treasurer Scott Harnsberger had provided revenue adjustments due to sales tax increases, SRS funding, fund balance increases, and PILT (fully funded but decrease expected in FY 19-20).  The plan is to use $500,000 from the Capital Revolving Fund and $432,000 from the Cash Reserve to balance the budget; however, with the recent changes, reality is there will be a surplus of $295,617 to add back into Cash Reserve instead of taking out or the amount could be used in other ways (influx into budgets, etc.).  Chairman Becker stated the employees would be receiving an increase of $1,200/year and Commissioner McCarty also stated employees had not been given any increases for several years and gave kudos to County employees.  During that time, both health insurance premiums and retirement contributions had increased for employees.  Commissioner Price stated it had been very helpful that Elected Officials had been meeting since January on the budget.  Commissioner Thomas stated salary increases must be sustained in the future and that we must continue to do more with less.  He stated concern that services in his District are a concern.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese reminded the audience that many departments are still down in employee numbers and individual workloads are increasing.  They have been diligent about not coming to the Commission for additional employees and she felt offices are providing a good service to taxpayers.

 

In closing, Chairman Becker thanked all those offices involved in preparing the budget and continued monitoring throughout the year.  The budget will be adopted the following day during their regular meeting where discussion is slated on the agenda at 10:35 a.m.

 

There being no further business, the Public Hearing closed at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

/s/      TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

ATTEST:

/s/      JULIE A. FREESE, COUNTY CLERK AND CLERK OF THE BOARD

 

 

 

June 19, 2018 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                    LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                      OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                                  JUNE 19, 2018

 

 

OFFICIAL MINUTES

 

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.  Fremont County Clerk Julie A. Freese was present for the meeting.

 

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

 

Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the minutes of the June 12, 2018 meeting.  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.

 

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

 

Ace Hardware Lander-Segregated-Materials/Supplies-$442.45; Alexander Excavation-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$28,380.00; AmeriGas Propane LP-County Buildings-Propane-$1,526.85; Bailey Enterprises, Inc.-Segregated-Fuel-$27,323.97; Bank of the West-Segregated-Credit Card Charges-$24,470.32; Battery Station, LLC-County Sheriff-Batteries-$98.00; Best Western Ramkota-Segregated-Lodging/Meals-$1,245.00; Carquest Auto Parts-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$1,049.95; Center for Education-County Sheriff-Publications-$124.95; CenturyLink-Segregated-Telephone Services-$4,287.88; Cloud Peak Counseling Center-Health & Welfare-Title 25-$1,625.00; Cowboy Chemical Inc.-Detention Center-Inmate Laundry/Kitchen Supply-$964.60; Degraw, Larry R.-County Sheriff-Bailiff-$105.00; Dell Marketing, L.P.-County Sheriff-Equipment-$4,913.35; Department of Family Services-Sheriff Victim Services-Background Checks-$20.00; Dubois Frontier, The-County Sheriff-Advertising-$40.00; G Bar G Veterinary-County Sheriff-Dog Boarding/Services-$195.00; High Plains Power, Inc.-County Buildings Detention-Utility Services-$150.95; I State Truck Center-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts-$54.83; J. Brower Psychological Services-Dispatch Center-Contract Services-$300.00; John Deere Financial-County Buildings-Materials/Supplies-$3.99; Kone Inc.-Segregated-Elevator Maintenance Contract-$1,176.60; Linton’s Big R Store-Segregated-Uniform Supplies-$237.93; Lyles, Jesse-County Sheriff-Reimburse Expenses-$44.80; Mailfinance, Inc.-County Attorney-Meter Lease-$266.52; Mark’s Auto Sales & Towing-County Sheriff-Vehicle Towing-$150.00; Matthew Bender & Co., Inc.-County Attorney-Subscriptions-$479.61; Mountain West Towing LLC-County Sheriff-Vehicle Towing-$143.30; Neopost USA Inc.-Support Services-Machine Agreement-$250.46; NMS Laboratories-County Coroner-Toxicology Services-$1,227.00; Norco Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Supplies-$404.59; Novo Benefits-Health Benefit Plan-Insurance Services-$4,677.00; Office Shop Inc., The-Segregated-Service Agreement-$2,372.45; One Stop Market-Search & Rescue-Supplies-$59.48; Osage Industries, Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Freight-$37.40; Palace Pharmacy-Detention Center-Inmate Prescriptions-$11,595.43; Pavillion, Town of-County Buildings-Water-$97.00; Post, Raymond-County Sheriff-Car Wash-$7.64; Postmaster-Segregated-Box Rent/Delinquent Tax Reminders-$1,379.85; Print Shop, The-County Sheriff-Printed Office Supplies-$277.00; Quest Software Inc.-Computer Services-Backup And Recovery Maintenance-$6,600.91; Quill Corporation-Segregated-Office Supplies-$197.23; Relx, Inc.-County Attorney-Research Subscription-$595.00; Riverton Physician Practices LLC-County Sheriff-Drug Testing-$92.00; Riverton Ranger, Inc.-Detention Center-Advertising-$141.75; Robert B. Carroll, Attorney at Law-Health & Welfare-Court Appointment Title 25-$200.00; SageWest Health Care-Health & Welfare-Title 25-$8,925.00; Security Transport Serv. Inc.-Detention Center-Prisoner Transport-$2,108.70; Skaggs Companies, Inc.-County Sheriff-Uniforms/Supplies-$129.95; Snider, Yvonne-Sheriff Victim Services-Reimburse Expenses-$172.80; Stock Doc, PC The-County Sheriff-Vet Services-$120.66; Talkington, Kay-Detention Center-Inmate Clothing Repairs-$56.00; Traveling Computers-Computer Services-Supplies/Services-$5,576.00; Ultramax-County Sheriff-Ammunition-$215.00; Utah Medical Insurance Assoc.-Detention Center-Medical Insurance-$308.00; Valley Lumber & Supply Co Inc.-County Buildings Detention-Materials/Supplies-$21.58; Verizon Wireless-Youth Services-Cellphone Services-$229.81; Western Printing, Inc.-Segregated-Printed Supplies-$5,698.52; Wild West Powersports-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts-$1,057.91; Wind River Transportation Authority-CAST-Bus Pass-$11.00; WY Law Enforcement Academy-County Sheriff-Training-$1,471.00; WY Public Health Laboratory-Family Planning Services-Lab Fees/Supplies-$310.00; Wyoming Behavioral Institute-Health & Welfare-Title 25-$9,048.00; Wyoming D.A.R.E-County Sheriff-Registration-$200.00; Wyoming Dept of Transportation-Segregated-WYDOT Fuel-$4,098.89; Wyoming Office of Homeland Security-Transportation-FEMA Union Pass Repayment-$19,246.42; Wyoming.com-County Sheriff-Internet Services-$999.95.

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Larry Allen seconded, to accept a voucher from Wyoming Behavioral Institute in the amount of $3,016 for Title 25 patients.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Abatement Summary cover sheet; 2) letters of appreciation to Jon Lane (Fremont County Museum Board) and Chris VonHoltum (Fremont County Planning Commission) for service on the boards; and 3) Record of Proceedings.

 

Vice-Chairman Allen read a letter of resignation from Tawnie DeJong from the Fremont County Fair Board, as she is relocating to Michigan for professional purposes.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to accept the resignation with regret.  Later in the meeting, Vice-Chairman Allen, also the Fair’s liaison, stated there had been four other individuals interviewed in December of 2017when DeJong was selected, and stated he had contacted the runner-up who stated she would be interested in being appointed.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to appoint Amanda Slack to the vacancy on the Fremont County Fair Board, with term to expire December 30, 2022.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The Wind River Visitor’s Council proposed budget and operating plan had been submitted for review per the Joint Powers Agreement.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the FY 2018-19 budget and operating plan.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

There was nobody present for the Public Comment period.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix presented a preliminary budget hearing for Unanticipated Revenues and Budget Transfers.

 

Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton presented a Final Acceptance Certificate for the WYDOT Transportation Alternative Program (TAD) Pathways Project for the Mortimore Lane Reconstruction Project (Phase I).  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Final Acceptance Certificate.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Dave Pendleton stated the Snow Fence Preliminary Design Plans are ready; however, they are waiting on final approval from BLM regarding the location of the snow fences.    A bid opening will be held on June 27th at 3:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Chambers for the South Fork Bridge Repair project.

 

The Board acknowledged the letter from Deputy Civil Attorney Jodi Darrough to the Guardian Flight, LLC Vehicle Project Manager regarding the three non-working ambulance rigs in Fremont County (wrecked or engine issues).  The letter outlined the maintenance contract in place that requires Guardian to submit a signed request for repairs to the County, at which time the County would determine if the repairs were feasible.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given:

 

 

Public Health Nurse Manager Kathleen Laidlaw presented a monthly report.

 

Incumbent J.R. Oakley interviewed for another term on the Fremont County Planning Commission and new applicant Amy Cross interviewed.  Kaye Stoll interviewed for re-appointment to the Fremont County Museum Board.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to re-appoint J.R. Oakley to a three year term on the Fremont County Planning Commission.  Motion carried unanimously.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Larry Allen seconded, to re-advertise for applicants for one remaining vacancy on the Fremont County Planning Commission.  Motion carried unanimously.  One more applicant will be interviewed for the Fremont County Museum Board on June 26th after which time appointments will be made.

 

County Coroner Mark Stratmoen presented a plaque of appreciation to Daniel Nowlin upon his retirement June 1st, following 20 years of service to Fremont County as a Deputy Coroner in the Dubois area.  He has agreed to serve in a volunteer capacity if needed in the future.  Present in the audience were Chief Deputy Erin Ivie and Deputy Coroner Anthony Simmers.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 11:30 a.m. and reconvene for a Special Meeting on June 25, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. for a Public Hearing on Fremont County’s proposed FY 2018-19 budget.   Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

 

/s/      TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

ATTEST:

 

/s/      JULIE A. FREESE, FREMONT COUNTY CLERK AND CLERK OF THE BOARD

June 19, 2018 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                    LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                      OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                                  JUNE 19, 2018

 

 

FULL DETAILED REPORT

 

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.  Fremont County Clerk Julie A. Freese was present for the meeting.

 

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

 

Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the minutes of the June 12, 2018 meeting.  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.

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
Ace Hardware Lander
Segregated
Materials/Supplies
$442.45
Alexander Excavation
1% Gravel Projects
Contract Services
$28,380.00
AmeriGas Propane LP
County Buildings
Propane
$1,526.85
Bailey Enterprises, Inc.
Segregated
Fuel
$27,323.97
Bank of the West
Segregated
Credit Card Charges
$24,470.32
Battery Station, LLC
County Sheriff
Batteries
$98.00
Best Western Ramkota
Segregated
Lodging/Meals
$1,245.00
Carquest Auto Parts
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$1,049.95
Center for Education
County Sheriff
Publications
$124.95
CenturyLink
Segregated
Telephone Services
$4,287.88
Cloud Peak Counseling Center
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$1,625.00
Cowboy Chemical Inc.
Detention Center
Inmate Laundry/Kitchen Supply
$964.60
Degraw, Larry R.
County Sheriff
Bailiff
$105.00
Dell Marketing, L.P.
County Sheriff
Equipment
$4,913.35
Department of Family Services
Sheriff Victim Services
Background Checks
$20.00
Dubois Frontier, The
County Sheriff
Advertising
$40.00
G Bar G Veterinary
County Sheriff
Dog Boarding/Services
$195.00
High Plains Power, Inc.
County Buildings Detention
Utility Services
$150.95
I State Truck Center
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$54.83
J. Brower Psychological Services
Dispatch Center
Contract Services
$300.00
John Deere Financial
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$3.99
KONE Inc.
Segregated
Elevator Maintenance Contract
$1,176.60
Linton’s Big R Store
Segregated
Uniform Supplies
$237.93
Lyles, Jesse
County Sheriff
Reimburse Expenses
$44.80
Mailfinance, Inc.
County Attorney
Meter Lease
$266.52
Mark’s Auto Sales & Towing
County Sheriff
Vehicle Towing
$150.00
Matthew Bender & Co., Inc.
County Attorney
Subscriptions
$479.61
Mountain West Towing LLC
County Sheriff
Vehicle Towing
$143.30
Neopost USA Inc.
Support Services
Machine Agreement
$250.46
NMS Laboratories
County Coroner
Toxicology Services
$1,227.00
Norco Inc.
Vehicle Maintenance
Supplies
$404.59
Novo Benefits
Health Benefit Plan
Insurance Services
$4,677.00
Office Shop Inc., The
Segregated
Service Agreement
$2,372.45
One Stop Market
Search & Rescue
Supplies
$59.48
Osage Industries, Inc.
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Freight
$37.40
Palace Pharmacy
Detention Center
Inmate Prescriptions
$11,595.43
Pavillion, Town of
County Buildings
Water
$97.00
Post, Raymond
County Sheriff
Car Wash
$7.64
Postmaster
Segregated
Box Rent/Delinquent Tax Reminders
$1,379.85
Print Shop, The
County Sheriff
Printed Office Supplies
$277.00
Quest Software Inc.
Computer Services
Backup And Recovery Maintenance
$6,600.91
Quill Corporation
Segregated
Office Supplies
$197.23
Relx, Inc.
County Attorney
Research Subscription
$595.00
Riverton Physician Practices LLC
County Sheriff
Drug Testing
$92.00
Riverton Ranger, Inc.
Detention Center
Advertising
$141.75
Robert B. Carroll, Attorney at Law
Health & Welfare
Court Appointment Title 25
$200.00
SageWest Health Care
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$8,925.00
Security Transport Serv. Inc.
Detention Center
Prisoner Transport
$2,108.70
Skaggs Companies, Inc.
County Sheriff
Uniforms/Supplies
$129.95
Snider, Yvonne
Sheriff Victim Services
Reimburse Expenses
$172.80
Stock Doc, PC The
County Sheriff
Services
$120.66
Talkington, Kay
Detention Center
Inmate Clothing Repairs
$56.00
Traveling Computers
Computer Services
Supplies/Services
$5,576.00
Ultramax
County Sheriff
Ammunition
$215.00
Utah Medical Insurance Assoc.
Detention Center
Medical Insurance
$308.00
Valley Lumber & Supply Co Inc.
County Buildings Detention
Materials/Supplies
$21.58
Verizon Wireless
Youth Services
Cellphone Services
$229.81
Western Printing, Inc.
Segregated
Printed Supplies
$5,698.52
Wild West Powersports
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$1,057.91
Wind River Transportation Authority
CAST
Bus Pass
$11.00
WY Law Enforcement Academy
County Sheriff
Training
$1,471.00
WY Public Health Laboratory
Family Planning Services
Lab Fees/Supplies
$310.00
Wyoming Behavioral Institute
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$9,048.00
Wyoming D.A.R.E
County Sheriff
Registration
$200.00
Wyoming Dept of Transportation
Segregated
WYDOT Fuel
$4,098.89
Wyoming Office of Homeland Security
Transportation
FEMA Union Pass Repayment
$19,246.42
Wyoming.com
County Sheriff
Internet Services
$999.95
Jennifer McCarty moved, Larry Allen seconded, to accept a voucher from Wyoming Behavioral Institute in the amount of $3,016 for Title 25 patients.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Abatement Summary cover sheet; 2) letters of appreciation to Jon Lane (Fremont County Museum Board) and Chris VonHoltum (Fremont County Planning Commission) for service on the boards; and 3) Record of Proceedings.

 

Vice-Chairman Allen read a letter of resignation from Tawnie DeJong from the Fremont County Fair Board, as she is relocating to Michigan for professional purposes.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to accept the resignation with regret.  Later in the meeting, Vice-Chairman Allen, also the Fair’s liaison, stated there had been four other individuals interviewed in December of 2017when DeJong was selected, and stated he had contacted the runner-up who stated she would be interested in being appointed.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to appoint Amanda Slack to the vacancy on the Fremont County Fair Board, with term to expire December 30, 2022.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The Wind River Visitor’s Council proposed budget and operating plan had been submitted for review per the Joint Powers Agreement.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the FY 2018-19 budget and operating plan.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

There was nobody present for the Public Comment period.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix presented a preliminary budget hearing for Unanticipated Revenues and Budget Transfers.  The information will be advertised and the formal public hearing held during the next regular meeting of June 26th.

 

Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton presented a Final Acceptance Certificate for the WYDOT Transportation Alternative Program (TAD) Pathways Project for the Mortimore Lane Reconstruction Project (Phase I).  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Final Acceptance Certificate.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Dave Pendleton stated the Snow Fence Preliminary Design Plans are ready; however, they are waiting on final approval from BLM regarding the location of the snow fences.  Once they provide approval, negotiations with landowners will commence.  RT Communications is working with BLM for right-of-way authorization for relocation of fiber optic and copper line utilities for the Dry Creek Road Improvement project.  The paperwork is almost complete from the BLM Office in Lander; however, they are having difficulty in getting approval from the Casper Office.  Pendleton will contact the RT Communications Engineer and if he is still having difficulty, Chairman Becker will try to assist with getting the process expedited.  A bid opening will be held on June 27th at 3:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Chambers for the South Fork Bridge Repair project.  In other business, Pendleton stated asphalt patching is taking place on numerous roads (Burma, Two Valley, Tunnel Hill, East Pavillion, etc.).  Lander Road crews worked on the 3rd Street Bridge in Dubois by cleaning the corrugated material currently in place.  He expects the bridge to be paved soon and the asphalt matched on each side of the bridge for seamless transition.  Contract gravel haulers began hauling mill tailings from the Iron Ore Mine to the Lander Cutoff Road yesterday, which is a 1% project.  The WYDOT contractor is crushing in the Happy Springs Road and the District Engineer has stated they would provide and haul the gravel for the road if the County would blade the last mile.

 

The gate closures on Little Warm Spring Creek Road have been addressed and Dave Pendleton stated the landowner will purchase cattle guards and the County will install them to County standards.

 

The Board acknowledged the letter from Deputy Civil Attorney Jodi Darrough to the Guardian Flight, LLC Vehicle Project Manager regarding the three non-working ambulance rigs in Fremont County (wrecked or engine issues).  The letter outlined the maintenance contract in place that requires Guardian to submit a signed request for repairs to the County, at which time the County would determine if the repairs were feasible.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given:

 

Commissioner Jennifer McCarty attended the Solid Waste Disposal District Board meeting.  She expressed concern with the wages set for the upcoming fiscal year.

 

Commissioner Thomas was excused from the remainder of the meeting.

 

Vice-Chairman Larry Allen attended the Riverton Airport Board meeting where enplanements are up 32%.  They do not expect to reach the 10,000 level but they are very happy with the usage increase.  The recently formed Air Enhancement Committee will be meeting in Riverton July 12th at CWC and they have invited the Commissioners to the meeting.  He has been in close contact with the Emergency Management Agency who provide reports on potential flooding issues.  Crowheart received 3” rain yesterday, Horse Creek is high but receding and a private bridge in the Dubois area was washed out.  He attended the Fremont County Fair Board meeting where they received Tawnie DeJong’s resignation and they noted the Fair is only 40 days away.

 

Chairman Travis Becker will attend the June 28th FCAG meeting as Commissioner Allen will be unable to attend.  He stated a working group will meet at noon today to continue discussion on the administration of the Prevention Management Organization.

 

Public Health Nurse Manager Kathleen Laidlaw presented a monthly report.  The Safe Kids Fair was held in Riverton with approximately 40 vendors participating.  A Lander Fair is scheduled for July 18th at Lander City Park.  The intent is to provide a forum to prevent unintentional injuries.  They will begin advertising for the Diabetes Prevention Program participants.  A staff nurse will be interviewing for the Immunization Coordinator position, which may then create a different vacancy within the Department.  Other nurses are attending various trainings.

 

Incumbent J.R. Oakley interviewed for another term on the Fremont County Planning Commission and new applicant Amy Cross interviewed.  Kaye Stoll interviewed for re-appointment to the Fremont County Museum Board.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to re-appoint J.R. Oakley to a three year term on the Fremont County Planning Commission.  Motion carried unanimously.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Larry Allen seconded, to re-advertise for applicants for one remaining vacancy on the Fremont County Planning Commission.  Motion carried unanimously.  One more applicant will be interviewed for the Fremont County Museum Board on June 26th after which time appointments will be made.

 

County Coroner Mark Stratmoen presented a plaque of appreciation to Daniel Nowlin upon his retirement June 1st, following 20 years of service to Fremont County as a Deputy Coroner in the Dubois area.  He has agreed to serve in a volunteer capacity if needed in the future.  Present in the audience were Chief Deputy Erin Ivie and Deputy Coroner Anthony Simmers.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 11:30 a.m. and reconvene for a Special Meeting on June 25, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. for a Public Hearing on Fremont County’s proposed FY 2018-19 budget.   Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

/s/      TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

ATTEST:

 

/s/      JULIE A. FREESE, FREMONT COUNTY CLERK AND CLERK OF THE BOARD

June 12, 2018 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                    LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                      OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                                  JUNE 12, 2018

 

 

OFFICIAL MINUTES

 

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.

 

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

 

Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the minutes of the June 5, 2018 meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to accept the bills for payment.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

Ace Hardware Riverton-Segregated-Materials/Supplies-$72.65; Advanced Hydraulic & Machine-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Repairs-$329.46; Airgas USA LLC-Vehicle Maintenance-Supplies-$45.15; Alsco Inc.-Segregated-Laundry-$214.83; Anda Inc.-Public Health-Vaccine-$1,947.68; Bailey Enterprises, Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Repairs-$2,110.43; Bloedorn Lumber Lander-County Buildings-Materials/Supplies-$458.68; Bowdel Steven P.-Detention Center-Medical Services-$3,062.50; Carroll Septic Service-Transportation-Services-$150.00; CenturyLink-Agriculture Department-Telephone Services-$350.81; Communication Technologies Inc.-Support Services-Maintenance Agreement-$2,532.98; DOWL LLC-Mortimore Lane Reconstruction-Engineering Services-$835.00; Dubois Frontier, The-Segregated-Advertising-$159.95; Eagle Uniform & Supply Co-Vehicle Maintenance-Laundry Services-$71.26; Fremont Communications-Computer Services-Equipment Repairs/Maintenance-$82.00; Fremont Counseling Lander-Health & Welfare-Title 25-$2,320.00; HDR Engineering Inc.-Peterson Bridge-Engineering Services-$17,542.58; High Plains Power, Inc.-County Buildings-Utility Services-$809.20; Hometown Oil Co-Vehicle Maintenance-Clear Diesel-$197.95; Honnen Equipment-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$154.22; Hopkin, Justin-Segregated-County Health Officer-$1,400.00; Lander Valley Auto Parts-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$697.15; Lander, City of-Segregated-Water/Sewer-$2,284.61; Lazzari, Bailey-Public Defender-Office Rent-$450.00; Leonard, Anthony G.-Detention Center-Inmate Medical Services-$1,380.00; Moskovitz, Amy Marie-Fremont County WIC-Reimburse Expenses-$115.22; Napa Auto Parts Riverton-Segregated-Parts/Supplies-$2,792.12; National Business Systems Inc.-County Treasurer-Renewal Cards-$681.71; Newell Bundy, PC-District Court-Court Representation-$435.00; Office Shop Inc., The-County Coroner-Contractual Services-$50.75; Osage Industries, Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Freight-$56.31; Post, Raymond-Vehicle Maintenance-Car Wash-$10.00; Riverton Physician Practices LLC-Transportation-Drug Testing-$92.00; Riverton Ranger, Inc.-Segregated-Advertising-$2,873.20; Rocky Mountain Power-Segregated-Utilities-$12,592.25; SageWest Health Care-Health & Welfare-Title 25-$32,725.00; Schoneberger, Valerie-Public Defender-Office Rent-$450.00; Shoshoni Pioneer-Segregated-Advertising-$620.00; Shoshoni, Town of-Transportation-Water/Sewer-$50.00; State of Wyoming, Public Defenders-Public Defender-Office Rent-$1,650.00; Sweetwater Aire LLC-County Buildings Detention-Services-$1,409.00; Terrance R. Martin PC-Public Defender-Office Rent-$450.00; Traveling Computers-Computer Services-Supplies/Services-$3,621.99; Tweed’s Wholesale Co-County Buildings-Supplies-$54.73; Valley Lumber & Supply Co Inc.-County Buildings Detention-Materials/Supplies-$13.49; Verizon Wireless-Segregated-Cellphone Services-$159.71; WCS Telecom-Segregated-Telephone Services-$739.05; Wyoming Waste Systems-Segregated-Trash Removal-$2,611.84

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the following vouchers for Title 25 patients:  Cloud Peak Counseling Center for $1,625; Wyoming Behavioral Institute for $9,048; SageWest Health Care for $8,925 and Robert B. Carroll, Attorney at Law, for $200.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton updated the Commission on several personnel changes.  Long time Lander Crew Chief Jim Hedges will be retiring on July 5, 2018.  The vacancy was advertised in-house and two individuals were interviewed and Pendleton stated the recommended candidate is Clyde Winchester.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the selection of Clyde Winchester for the Lander Crew Chief position at a beginning salary of $48,000.  Motion carried unanimously.  Pendleton stated this will leave a vacancy for an Operator position on the Lander side and there are no in-house employees who are qualified so he recommended advertising the position at a beginning wage of $38,000.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to advertise the Lander Operator Position vacancy.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) letter to the Walmart Foundation verifying the Fremont County Emergency Management Agency is a certified agency recognized by Fremont County Government; and 2) Record of Proceedings.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve a Memorandum of Understanding among the Department of Revenue, Fremont County and Fremont County Assessor for administration of the Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal System.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to appoint County Treasurer Scott Harnsberger as Fremont County’s Designated County Delegate at the upcoming National Association of Counties Convention.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2018-20 to adopt preliminary approval of a collective workers compensation work plan developed by the Wyoming County Commissioner Association.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Contract for Trucking Services between Fremont County and Independent Contractor Robert Hayes.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve Fremont County Employees COBRA rates.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to donate old Detention Center kitchen stoves to the Rocking the Winds Foundation as the Board deems it in the public interest to give the stoves to this non-profit organization which is a public charity benefiting veterans.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a 24-Hour Malt Beverage Permit for the 1838 Rendezvous Association for their annual re-enactment July 1 – 7, 2018.  Motion carried unanimously.  Receipt of the $175 fee was acknowledged.  Chairman Becker took a moment to note the passing of John Boesch who was an instrumental member of the Association for many years.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Cooperative Agreement between the Wyoming Department of Transportation and Fremont County Commission for the Riverton Cooper Road Corridor Study, which had received approval by the County Attorney’s Office.  Motion carried unanimously. Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve an Agreement among Wyoming Department of Health, Public Health Division, Fremont County WIC Program and Fremont County.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Chairman Becker and Vice-Chairman Allen reviewed a conference call they participated in with the Office of Homeland Security to discuss federal monies received in 2011 for a Disaster Declaration for repairs to Union Pass Road.  Fremont County was only eligible to receive reimbursement of $79,819.50 and not the $99,065.92 they received, resulting in an overpayment of Fremont County of $19,246.42.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to prepare a warrant to Office of Homeland Security in the amount of $19,246.42 for the overpayment.  Motion carried unanimously.  The funding will be transferred from the General Fund to the Transportation Department via a budget hearing to accommodate the transaction.

 

Fremont County Library Director Janette McMahon informed the Board of a Riverton Branch 40-hour Custodial/Maintenance vacancy.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve rehiring the position at an entry level salary of $31,034.  Motion carried unanimously.  In the event the position is filled in-house, they further approved advertising whatever vacancy exists at that time.  McMahon reviewed Budget Transfers within their current budget.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to authorize the Library Board’s request to hold a public hearing to amend their FY 2017-18 budget.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Sheriff Skip Hornecker presented a monthly update.    Since the last report, there are four certified positions open in Detention and another resignation the end of the month.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to authorize filling the recently vacated certified position.  Motion carried unanimously.  There has been a resignation of a Cook.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to fill the Detention Cook position.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

County Coroner Mark Stratmoen presented a monthly report.

 

Fremont County Planning Supervisor Steve Baumann stated the County had awarded both Diesel and Gasoline for the County Fuel System to Bailey Enterprises in 2017, with the potential of a one year extension.  He stated there have not been any issues related to deliveries or invoicing, and recommended the County extend Bailey Enterprises a one year extension to the current contract.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a one year extension to Bailey Enterprises.  Commissioner Price was absent from the vote.  Motion carried.  In closing, Baumann stated the fuel system is working very well.

 

Deputy Civil Attorney Jodi Darrough updated the Commission on changes to billing procedures related to Title 25 patients.

 

Guardian EMS Director Diane Lane presented a monthly report.

 

SageWest Health Care CEO Alan Daugherty was present to provide a power point presentation on SageWest, whose parent company is LifePoint Health.

 

Commissioner Thomas was absent from a portion of the prior session.

 

Interviews were held with Jane Lynn for reappointment to the Fremont County Library Board.  Library Director Janette McMahon was present in the audience.  Later in the day, Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to reappoint Jane Lynn to a three year term on the Fremont County Library Board.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Interviews were held with incumbents Kristen Ressler and Robert Scheidemantel for the Fremont County Recreation Commission.

 

Commissioner Price was absent from the afternoon session and Commissioner Thomas returned for the remainder of the meeting.

 

Interviews continued for the Fremont County Recreation Commission with incumbents Andrea Dockery (via speakerphone), Don Reynolds and Walter Geis.  Later in the meeting, Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to reappoint Kristen Ressler, Robert Scheidemantel, Andrea Dockery, Don Reynolds and Walt Geis to three year terms on the Fremont County Recreation Commission.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Dave Fehringer interviewed for a vacancy on the Fremont County Planning Commission.  Two other interviews will be held the following week at which time appointments would be made to two openings on the Planning Commission.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix were present for a budget work session.  A preliminary budget was approved for advertising for the budget hearing scheduled for June 25th at 5:30 p.m.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given:

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 4:30 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on June 19, 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 www.fremontcountywy.org.

 

 

/s/      TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

ATTEST:

 

/s/      JULIE A. FREESE, FREMONT COUNTY CLERK AND CLERK OF THE BOARD

 

 

 

June 12, 2018 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                    LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                      OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                                  JUNE 12, 2018

 

 

FULL DETAILED REPORT

 

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.

 

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

 

Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the minutes of the June 5, 2018 meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to accept the bills for payment.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
Ace Hardware Riverton
Segregated
Materials/Supplies
$72.65
Advanced Hydraulic & Machine
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Repairs
$329.46
Airgas USA LLC
Vehicle Maintenance
Supplies
$45.15
Alsco Inc.
Segregated
Laundry
$214.83
Anda Inc.
Public Health
Vaccine
$1,947.68
Bailey Enterprises, Inc.
Vehicle Maintenance
Repairs
$2,110.43
Bloedorn Lumber Lander
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$458.68
Bowdel Steven P.
Detention Center
Medical Services
$3,062.50
Carroll Septic Service
Transportation
Services
$150.00
CenturyLink
Agriculture Department
Telephone Services
$350.81
Communication Technologies Inc.
Support Services
Maintenance Agreement
$2,532.98
DOWL LLC
Mortimore Lane Reconstruction
Engineering Services
$835.00
Dubois Frontier, The
Segregated
Advertising
$159.95
Eagle Uniform & Supply Co
Vehicle Maintenance
Laundry Services
$71.26
Fremont Communications
Computer Services
Equipment Repairs/Maintenance
$82.00
Fremont Counseling Lander
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$2,320.00
HDR Engineering Inc.
Peterson Bridge
Engineering Services
$17,542.58
High Plains Power, Inc.
County Buildings
Utility Services
$809.20
Hometown Oil Co
Vehicle Maintenance
Clear Diesel
$197.95
Honnen Equipment
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$154.22
Hopkin, Justin
Segregated
County Health Officer
$1,400.00
Lander Valley Auto Parts
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$697.15
Lander, City of
Segregated
Water/Sewer
$2,284.61
Lazzari, Bailey
Public Defender
Office Rent
$450.00
Leonard, Anthony G.
Detention Center
Inmate Medical Services
$1,380.00
Moskovitz, Amy Marie
Fremont County WIC
Reimburse Expenses
$115.22
Napa Auto Parts Riverton
Segregated
Parts/Supplies
$2,792.12
National Business Systems Inc.
County Treasurer
Renewal Cards
$681.71
Newell Bundy, PC
District Court
Court Representation
$435.00
Office Shop Inc., The
County Coroner
Contractual Services
$50.75
Osage Industries, Inc.
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Freight
$56.31
Post, Raymond
Vehicle Maintenance
Car Wash
$10.00
Riverton Physician Practices LLC
Transportation
Drug Testing
$92.00
Riverton Ranger, Inc.
Segregated
Advertising
$2,873.20
Rocky Mountain Power
Segregated
Utilities
$12,592.25
SageWest Health Care
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$32,725.00
Schoneberger, Valerie
Public Defender
Office Rent
$450.00
Shoshoni Pioneer
Segregated
Advertising
$620.00
Shoshoni, Town of
Transportation
Water/Sewer
$50.00
State of Wyoming, Public Defenders
Public Defender
Office Rent
$1,650.00
Sweetwater Aire LLC
County Buildings Detention
Services
$1,409.00
Terrance R. Martin PC
Public Defender
Office Rent
$450.00
Traveling Computers
Computer Services
Supplies/Services
$3,621.99
Tweed’s Wholesale Co
County Buildings
Supplies
$54.73
Valley Lumber & Supply Co Inc.
County Buildings Detention
Materials/Supplies
$13.49
Verizon Wireless
Segregated
Cellphone Services
$159.71
WCS Telecom
Segregated
Telephone Services
$739.05
Wyoming Waste Systems
Segregated
Trash Removal
$2,611.84

Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the following vouchers for Title 25 patients:  Cloud Peak Counseling Center for $1,625; Wyoming Behavioral Institute for $9,048; SageWest Health Care for $8,925 and Robert B. Carroll, Attorney at Law, for $200.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton updated the Commission on several personnel changes.  Long time Lander Crew Chief Jim Hedges will be retiring on July 5, 2018.  The vacancy was advertised in-house and two individuals were interviewed and Pendleton stated the recommended candidate is Clyde Winchester.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the selection of Clyde Winchester for the Lander Crew Chief position at a beginning salary of $48,000.  Motion carried unanimously.  Pendleton stated this will leave a vacancy for an Operator position on the Lander side and there are no in-house employees who are qualified so he recommended advertising the position at a beginning wage of $38,000.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to advertise the Lander Operator Position vacancy.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) letter to the Walmart Foundation verifying the Fremont County Emergency Management Agency is a certified agency recognized by Fremont County Government; and 2) Record of Proceedings.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve a Memorandum of Understanding among the Department of Revenue, Fremont County and Fremont County Assessor for administration of the Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal System.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to appoint County Treasurer Scott Harnsberger as Fremont County’s Designated County Delegate at the upcoming National Association of Counties Convention.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2018-20 to adopt preliminary approval of a collective workers compensation work plan developed by the Wyoming County Commissioner Association.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Contract for Trucking Services between Fremont County and Independent Contractor Robert Hayes.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve Fremont County Employees COBRA rates.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to donate old Detention Center kitchen stoves to the Rocking the Winds Foundation as the Board deems it in the public interest to give the stoves to this non-profit organization which is a public charity benefiting veterans.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a 24-Hour Malt Beverage Permit for the 1838 Rendezvous Association for their annual re-enactment July 1 – 7, 2018.  Motion carried unanimously.  Receipt of the $175 fee was acknowledged.  Chairman Becker took a moment to note the passing of John Boesch who was an instrumental member of the Association for many years.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Cooperative Agreement between the Wyoming Department of Transportation and Fremont County Commission for the Riverton Cooper Road Corridor Study, which had received approval by the County Attorney’s Office.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve an Agreement among Wyoming Department of Health, Public Health Division, Fremont County WIC Program and Fremont County.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Chairman Becker and Vice-Chairman Allen reviewed a conference call they participated in with the Office of Homeland Security to discuss federal monies received in 2011 for a Disaster Declaration for repairs to Union Pass Road.  Fremont County was only eligible to receive reimbursement of $79,819.50 and not the $99,065.92 they received, resulting in an overpayment of Fremont County of $19,246.42.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to prepare a warrant to Office of Homeland Security in the amount of $19,246.42 for the overpayment.  Motion carried unanimously.  The funding will be transferred from the General Fund to the Transportation Department via a budget hearing to accommodate the transaction.

 

The Board acknowledged a Help for Health Hospice Home invitation to a Pot Luck Brunch BBQ on July 2nd.

 

Fremont County Library Director Janette McMahon informed the Board of a Riverton Branch 40-hour Custodial/Maintenance vacancy.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve rehiring the position at an entry level salary of $31,034.  Motion carried unanimously.  In the event the position is filled in-house, they further approved advertising whatever vacancy exists at that time.  McMahon reviewed Budget Transfers within their current budget.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to authorize the Library Board’s request to hold a public hearing to amend their FY 2017-18 budget.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Sheriff Skip Hornecker presented a monthly update.  Detention statistics for May 2018 totaled 164 inmates with 158 in house, compared to 2017 of 152 total and 138 in house.  Current statistics are 153 on the total roster and 152 in house.  52 inmates of the total 153 are sentenced.  There were 253 intakes recorded in May and 101 inmates in custody are pre-adjudicated.  Since the last report, there are four certified positions open in Detention and another resignation the end of the month.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to authorize filling the recently vacated certified position.  Motion carried unanimously.  There has been a resignation of a Cook.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to fill the Detention Cook position.  Motion carried unanimously.  The vacant Nurse position has an individual in the background stage of the process.  They are conducting PT testing next week for certified Detention applicants.  Communications Division has five open positions and he expects two or three of the positions to be filled within the next month.  Patrol/Enforcement:  the open Riverton patrol division positon has been filled and the Deputy has started in-house training and is slated for Peace Officer Basic later this summer.  In other business, Sheriff Hornecker stated the Public Service Communication Committee has asked him to stay on the committee after his retirement the end of the year.  He has agreed to maintain his position representing the Wyoming Sheriff and Chiefs Association.  The 24/7 Project is moving forward and will require $10,000 in start-up costs.  The Commission stated they would earmark this amount in the General Fund and it would be available when needed.  He stated there is a Coroner vehicle that will be coming out of service that would be useful as an investigator’s vehicle.  County Clerk Julie Freese stated she would send the request to the Capital Revolving Committee.

 

County Coroner Mark Stratmoen presented a monthly report.  He confirmed that the Dubois Deputy, Dan Nowlin, has retired effective June 1st and the vehicle he has used (2011 Ford Expedition) is still at low mileage and equipped as an emergency response vehicle, and he has asked the Sheriff if it would be beneficial to their department.  The vehicle will not be part of the Coroner fleet any longer and he had already notified the Commission that the Dubois position will not be refilled but handled by Riverton and Lander staff.  The Coroner budget is expected to end this fiscal year at approximately 7% under expectations or approximately $28,000 in fund carry over.  The Riverton Cooler project is slated for completion the end of June.  The Wind River Life Resource Center Cemetery agreement is still pending.  The total number of cases remain down from this time last year (57 vs. 74), mostly due to les natural deaths (42 vs. 54) with accidents also down (9 vs. 14) for the period.

 

Fremont County Planning Supervisor Steve Baumann stated the County had awarded both Diesel and Gasoline for the County Fuel System to Bailey Enterprises in 2017, with the potential of a one year extension.  He stated there have not been any issues related to deliveries or invoicing, and recommended the County extend Bailey Enterprises a one year extension to the current contract.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a one year extension to Bailey Enterprises.  Commissioner Price was absent from the vote.  Motion carried.  In closing, Baumann stated the fuel system is working very well.

 

Deputy Civil Attorney Jodi Darrough updated the Commission on changes to billing procedures related to Title 25 patients.  The statute requires the various entities (hospital, etc.) bill Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance first, and some bill the County for the remaining balance.  Current contracts with the various entities do not require the County to pay the balance.    The Commissioners did not take action to amend the contracts and will not pay balances after other payors pay.

 

Guardian EMS Director Diane Lane presented a monthly report.  For the period May 1, 2018 through June 10, 2018, there were 628 runs, compared to one year ago of 502 runs.  Incident Unit En Route to Unit Arrived on Scene (Range in Minutes) was reviewed, and she stated the numbers are increasing.  She expects 6,500 calls this year.  They are down two paramedics.  Chairman Becker asked if the City of Riverton was keeping their agency informed of the road reconstruction project on Federal Blvd, to which she stated no.  He will contact WYDOT Public Information Officer and ask him to add her to the list of scheduled street closures.  Lane stated MS-6 is only being used locally and not being sent on any long distance runs.  The fuel dilution is causing issues and it may need pulled out of service again.  They are having no issues with the ambulance stations.  Treasurer Scott Harnsberger was present and asked about the status of the Stryker Lease and specifically the return of the stretchers.  They are billing the County again as an active contract and Chairman Becker asked Deputy Civil Attorney Darrough to draft a letter by next week to the company to work out specifics on getting the cots returned.  Both Vice-Chairman Allen and Financial Assistant Joe Felix will attend the SLIB hearing in Cheyenne on June 21st regarding the County’s grant application for new ambulances.

 

SageWest Health Care CEO Alan Daugherty was present to provide a power point presentation on SageWest, whose parent company is LifePoint Health.  He asked the Commission to help get the word out that there is no intent to close the Riverton Hospital.  He acknowledged the OB unit has been moved to Lander, and does not foresee it being offered in Riverton again.  The High Five Guiding Principles are:  1) delivering high quality patient care; 2) supporting physicians; 3) creating excellent workplaces for employees; 4) taking a leadership prole in our community; and 5) ensuring fiscal responsibility.  SageWest currently has 357 employees, a $29.2 million annual payroll and $48.3 million impact in Fremont County.  Daugherty reviewed what’s next for SageWest:  Telehealth; Telecardiac Monitor, expanding services for Cardiology, Neurology, Orthopedics, Endovascular, General Surgery and Urology.  In closing, Daugherty reviewed an Active Shooter Forum that would be presented on June 14th at CWC.

 

Commissioner Thomas was absent for a portion of the prior session.

 

Interviews were held with Jane Lynn for reappointment to the Fremont County Library Board.  Library Director Janette McMahon was present in the audience.  Later in the day, Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to reappoint Jane Lynn to a three year term on the Fremont County Library Board.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Interviews were held with incumbents Kristen Ressler and Robert Scheidemantel for the Fremont County Recreation Commission.

 

Commissioner Price was absent for the afternoon session and Commissioner Thomas returned for the remainder of the meeting.

 

Interviews continued for the Fremont County Recreation Commission with incumbents Andrea Dockery (via speakerphone), Don Reynolds and Walter Geis.  Later in the meeting, Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to reappoint Kristen Ressler, Robert Scheidemantel, Andrea Dockery, Don Reynolds and Walt Geis to three year terms on the Fremont County Recreation Commission.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Dave Fehringer interviewed for a vacancy on the Fremont County Planning Commission.  Two other interviews will be held the following week at which time appointments would be made to two openings on the Planning Commission.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix continued work with the Commission on budgets.  The following budgets were approved as submitted and subsequently adjusted per Commissioner approved items.  County Clerk, County Clerk Elections, County Treasurer, County Assessor, County Coroner, County Buildings, Clerk of District Court, Youth Services, Emergency Management, CAST, Sheriff Communications Division, Search and Rescue, Riverton and Lander Circuit Courts, Public Defender, WIC, and District Court.

Information Systems:  Chairman Becker stated that the County IT Department had been asked by the Sheriff’s Office to be included in the Printer/Copier Maintenance agreement.  Due to the timing of this request, the Chairman stated that the Sheriff’s Department should revisit the request next year as the maintenance plan is already in place and it did not include them.

 

Buildings:  The Carpenter current employee will retire the end of June.  This position was approved to be retitled as an Assistant Buildings Maintenance Supervisor, effective July 1, 2018.  The employee moving to the Assistant Supervisor position was selected in-house and will leave a vacancy for a Custodian in the Detention Department.  The Assistant Supervisor will receive a salary of $38,000 which includes the $1,200.  The request for Courthouse Security items was added to the Buildings Budget under the Building Improvements line in the amount of $6,000.  No new department will be added and Oakley will track and identify items paid for Security items in that line item.

Attorney:  The part-time position requested to be moved to a full time position was approved.  The salary will increase from $33,000 to $37,800 which does not include the $1,200.

 

Sheriff:  The budget was reduced by $5,000 in the Miscellaneous line item as there was no description for that amount.  An additional $1,075 was reduced.  The IT Administrator position was discussed for a potential increase other than the $1,200.  After much discussion, it was decided to leave this position at the current salary with the $1,200 increase given to employees.

 

Sheriff’s Detention:  Due to the replacement challenges in this department, $100,000 will be taken out of the salary/benefits line items and be earmarked in the Cash Reserve for when they are able to rehire those positions.

 

Transportation:  A Pipe and Cattle Guard Inventory Usage Plan was discussed which will be implemented through the One Percent projects which was earlier presented by Dave Pendleton.  According to this Plan, Chairman Becker stated the inventory will be reduced by $130,608.  The Transportation Department is now under the IT Maintenance plan and the maintenance amounts were removed in this budget.

 

Health Nurse:  Took out rental payments and will notify the Nurse Supervisor that they are looking for another vehicle to suit her needs.

 

Extension:  The addition of another secretarial position was not approved and moved out of their budget.  The increase for their current secretary from $28,000 to $31,500 was approved which already includes the $1,200.

 

Planning:  The Small Wastewater Manager position was approved to increase from $35,676 to $38,500, which includes the $1,200.

 

Vehicle Maintenance:  With the retirement of another employee, the new employee will be approved at $45,340.  Reductions are $1,000 from advertising, leaving $200; and $5,000 in operating, leaving $20,000.

 

Juvenile Treatment Court:  Reductions of $2,550 from operating, leaving $500.

 

Wellness:  The Wellness Coordinator is a part time employee with a salary of $41,943.  There was discussion on giving an increase proportionate to the full time employees.  It was decided to allow part time benefitted employees $.45/hour increase.  This increased the Wellness Coordinator to $42,692.

 

Library:  This same discussion was held based on a letter from the Library Director in favor of giving part time employees some increase so they don’t end up in a negative situation with increases to health insurance and retirement.  It was also noted that any part time benefitted position who is working for the County before July 1, 2018 would get this per hour increase.  Those hired after July 1, 2018 would not get this increase as the increase was a thank you to the employees for being patient during the last three years of no increases in wages.

 

Having gone through all budgets, the Clerk reminded the Board that to balance the budget, they would still need to utilize savings.  The board decided to use $800,000 from the Road Construction Fund (this had been projected by the Treasurer and was already in place), use $500,000 from Capital Revolving and use the rest (approximately $432,000) from Cash Reserves.  This balanced the budget at this point and the County Clerk will advertise the budget and public hearing for Monday June 25, 2018 at 5:30 p.m., with adoption of the budget on June 26, 2018 during the regular Commission meeting.  All departments will get notice of their budget changes and those wishing to discuss those changes could request time with the Commissioners.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given:

 

Commissioner McCarty attended the Weed and Pest Board monthly meeting.  She will distribute copies of their proposed budget and associated salary increases.

 

Commissioner Thomas stated two individuals in Commissioner District 5 have expressed interest in serving on the 1% Committee.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 4:30 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on June 19, 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 www.fremontcountywy.org.

 

 

/s/      TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

ATTEST:

 

/s/      JULIE A. FREESE, FREMONT COUNTY CLERK AND CLERK OF THE BOARD

 

 

 

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