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May 7, 2019 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                   LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                     OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                                    MAY 7, 2019

 

 

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, Clarence Thomas, Jennifer McCarty and Michael Jones.  Fremont County Clerk Julie A. Freese was present for the meeting.  Vice-Chairman Larry Allen arrived later in the meeting.

 

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

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on April 23, 2019.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

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

 

Ace Hardware Riverton-Segregated-Materials/Supplies-$116.99; American Family & Life Ins.-Segregated-Insurance-$9,068.30; American Heritage Life Ins-Segregated-Insurance-$20.70; AmeriGas Propane LP-County Buildings-Propane-$667.63; B & B Enterprises LLC-Transportation-Signs/Supplies-$46.40; B & T Fire Extinguishers Inc.-Segregated-Extinguisher Services-$993.15; Bailey Enterprises, Inc.-Inventory-Fuel-$21,248.56; Bank of the West-County Sheriff-Checks-$60.12; Bank of the West Acct Analysis-Investment Pool-Bank Charges-$770.06; Bill Jones Plumbing & Heating-County Buildings Detention-Repairs-$165.00; Black Hills Energy-Segregated-Utility Service-$6,293.54; Blue Cross Blue Shield of WY-Co Admin-Health Ins Claims-$332,862.79; Bowdel Steven P.-Detention Center-Medical Services-$2,562.50; CDW Government, Inc.-Segregated-Equipment/Supplies-$313.16; CenturyLink-Segregated-Telephone Services-$4,563.12; Charm Tex Inc.-Detention Center-Inmate Supplies-$6,222.20; Charter Communications-Detention Center-Internet Services-$213.87; Child Support Services/ORS-Payroll-Child Support-$564.00; Circuit Court of the Ninth Dist-Payroll-Garnishment-$566.45; Civil Air Patrol Magazine-County Sheriff-Advertising-$195.00; Clifford, Gregory P. MD PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$11,013.00; Climatec Refrigeration Inc.-Public Health-Repairs-$428.30; CNA Surety-County Clerk-Notary Fee-$50.00; Colonial Life & Accident Ins-Segregated-Insurance-$165.22; Communication Technologies Inc.-Capital Asset Acquisitions-Radio Install-$803.82; Crane, Yvonne-Dispatch Center-Reimburse Expenses-$171.40; Dubois Telephone Exchange-Segregated-Telephone Services-$600.40; Emergency Power Systems LLC-County Buildings-Electrical Service-$412.78; Federal Express Corp-County Sheriff-Shipping Fees-$14.93; Food Services of America-Detention Center-Prisoner Board-$6,810.55; Fremont County Treasurer-Co Admin-Health Insurance-$330,510.00; Fremont County Treasurer-Co Admin-Withholding/FICA-$191,636.96; Fremont County Treasurer-Co Admin-Section 125 Benefits-$42,661.43; Fremont Motor Riverton Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$1,301.60; Fremont Motors Lander-Capital Asset Acquisitions-Patrol Truck-$34,206.16; Gee, Brian-Segregated-County Health Officer-$1,400.00; Globalstar USA-Search & Rescue-Satellite Phone-$183.42; Grainger-County Buildings-Materials/Supplies-$259.76; Great West Trust-Segregated-Wyoming Benefits-$7,865.00; Greenwood Mapping Inc.-County Assessor-Organizational Meeting-$360.00; Inberg Miller Engineers-Dry Creek Road Improvement-Engineering Services-$13,213.24; Jack’s Truck & Equipment-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts-$349.81; Jiffy Rental Center-Road Construction-Rent Equipment-$339.50; Kisling, Lisa-Public Defender-Office Rent-$450.00; Laboratory Corporation of America-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$386.00; Lander Medical Clinic PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$286.12; Lander Valley Physicians Pract-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$376.00; Lawson Products, Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$32.32; Lazzari, Bailey-Public Defender-Office Rent-$450.00; Leonard, Anthony G.-Detention Center-Inmate Medical Services-$1,260.00; Master’s Touch LLC-County Assessor-Postage/Mailing Service-$11,847.59; Mckee Medical Center-County Coroner-Autopsy Fees-$686.00; Mckesson Medical Surgical Inc.-Public Health-Medical Supplies-$1,773.79; MHL Systems-Transportation-Parts/Supplies-$3,912.30; Natrona County Sheriff-Detention Center-Inmate Housing-$1,950.00; NCPERS Group Life Insurance-Segregated-Insurance-$896.00; Nelson Engineering-Horse Creek Road Reconstruction-Surveying Services-$3,884.00; New York Life Insurance-Segregated-Insurance-$233.54; Noble Medical, Inc.-County Sheriff-Drug Testing Supplies-$400.00; Norco Inc.-Segregated-Supplies-$4,226.68; Northern Arapaho Child Support-Payroll-Child Support-$598.78; Office Shop Inc., The-Segregated-Service Agreement-$296.46; Palace Pharmacy-Detention Center-Inmate Rx’s-$11,420.22; Paws For Life-County Sheriff-Animal Boarding-$210.00; Premier Vehicle Install., Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Service-$18.12; Pro Repair Plus-County Sheriff-Vehicle Towing-$170.00; Quill Corporation-Segregated-Office Supplies-$424.10; R C Lock & Key-County Buildings-Keys/Supplies-$15.20; R R Brink Locking Systems Inc.-County Buildings Detention-Materials/Supplies-$1,385.00; R T Communications-Segregated-Services-$79,001.63; Ratigan, Daniel, M.D.-Detention Center-P.A. Supervisor Contract-$4,500.00; Reed’s Moghaun Office Supply-County Sheriff-Office Supplies-$1,102.81; Riverton Ranger, Inc.-Maternal Child Health-Advertising-$129.00; Riverton, City of-County Buildings-Water/Sewer-$934.68; Rocky Mountain Discount Sports-Search & Rescue-Supplies-$17.90; Sagewest Health Care-Detention Center-Inmate Services-$30,990.05; Secretary of State-County Clerk-Notary Filing Fee-$30.00; Shankle, David-Transportation-Reimburse Expenses-$129.44; Shirts & More Inc.-Segregated-Signs-$119.00; Skaggs Companies, Inc.-County Sheriff-Uniforms/Supplies-$154.77; Specialized Pathology Consult-County Coroner-Autopsy Fee-$1,175.00; State Disbursement Unit-Payroll-Child Support-$1,119.00; State of Wyoming, Public Defenders Offc-Public Defender-Office Rent-$1,650.00; Stevens, Cynthia B. MD-CAST-Clinical Supervision-$150.00; Stroupe Pest Control Inc.-Segregated-Pest Control-$415.00; Sysco Montana Inc.-Detention Center-Inmate Supplies-$20,233.82; T Y Excavation Inc.-Transportation-Road Maintenance-$8,825.00; Terrance R. Martin PC-Public Defender-Office Rent-$450.00; Total Net Salaries-Segregated-Salaries-$622,038.13; Traveling Computers-Computer Services-Supplies/Services-$2,359.91; Truenorth Steel Inc.-Road Material Inventory-Cattle Guards-$17,053.46; Tweed’s Wholesale Co-Segregated-Supplies/Inmate Board-$9,112.53; Valley Lumber & Supply Co Inc.-Segregated-Materials/Supplies-$406.44; Verizon Wireless-Segregated-Cellphone Services-$309.06; Western Printing, Inc.-Detention Center-Printed Supplies-$676.90; Whiting Law, P.C.-District Court-Professional Services-$1,507.50; Winchester, Clyde-Transportation-Reimburse Expenses-$172.80; Wind River Radiology PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$1,449.00; Wind River Towing-Abandoned Vehicles-Vehicle Towing-$80.00; WY Dept of Transportation-Vehicle Maintenance-Transfer Plates-$4.00; WY SDU-Payroll-Child Support-$1,034.00; WY State Lands & Investments-Spencer Homesites Debt Service-Annual Loan Payment-$1,615.66; Wyo Child Support Enforcement-Segregated-Child Support-$750.00; Wyo Dept of Workforce Serv-Co Admin-Workers Comp-$18,436.25; Wyoming Machinery Co-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Service-$580.47; Wyoming Office Attorney General-24/7 Program-Fees Collected-$4,528.00; Wyoming Retirement System-Co Admin-Contributions-$144,037.16; Wyoming.com-Segregated-Internet Services-$2,074.07; Zwetzig, Sasha-Attorney Victim Services-Reimburse Expenses-$136.00

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to accept the voucher from Sage West Health Care in the amount of $8,925.00 and Wyoming Behavioral Institute in the amount of $6,032.00 for Title 25 patients.  Motion carried unanimously.  Chairman Becker acknowledged the report received from the County Attorney’s Office indicating there is still an estimated $228,257.00 outstanding bills for this fiscal year period.

 

Vice-Chairman Larry Allen arrived at this time.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Sympathy card; 2) Birthday Card; and 3) Record of Proceedings.   Mike Jones moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Contract for Trucking Services between Fremont County and Independent Contractor (KY Enterprise LLC).  Motion carried unanimously.  Mike Jones moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Conflict of Interest Policy for Martha Petersdorf Hospital Trust.  Motion carried unanimously.  Mike Jones moved, Larry Allen seconded, to authorize $8,065.04 in the Capital Revolving Fund for emergency tandem repairs to MG-116 and to accept the bid from Wyoming Machinery Company in the amount of $8,065.04 for the repairs.  Motion carried unanimously.  Mike Jones moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to authorize $10,217.25 in the Capital Revolving Fund for emergency repairs of a snow blower fan replacement (RP-1031) and accept the bid from Teamco Inc for the replacement parts in the amount of $10,217.25.  Motion carried unanimously.  Mike Jones moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to submit the annual letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding exemption of the Fremont County Benefit Plan from the Mental Health Parity requirement.  Motion carried unanimously.  Mike Jones moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Wyoming Department of Transportation Closing Statement Acquisition for the Riverton Streets Highway 26/Main Street (Hill Street) in Riverton and acknowledge receipt of a payment of $1,970.00 for right-of-way.  Motion carried unanimously.  A County Wide Consensus Block Grant Joint Resolution regarding grant money remaining in BFY 15/16 funding was approved for allocation by the Fremont County Association of Governments representatives during their last meeting:  Pavillion Park Bathroom Rehabilitation ($5,000); Dubois Town Hall Sidewalk Repair ($3,757); Hudson Street Light Project ($3,757); and Shoshoni Rifle Range ($3,757).  Mike Jones moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to ratify approval of the Joint Resolution, which had to be submitted to the State Lands and Investments Board on May 2, 2019.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  1) Fremont County 4-H Golf Tournament donation request (individual Commissioners can participate on their own); and 2) Deputy County Attorney Darrough’s memo regarding MASAA Claims and Transportation Procedures (Commissioner Allen and Clerk Freese will work with Darrough on the contract update).  A Notice from Wells Fargo regarding the income from the Petersdorf Hospital Trust distribution for 2019 of $17,000 according to the Order Granting Interpretive and Declaratory Relief dated December 7, 1985 was reviewed.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the 2019 distribution of $17,000 as follows:  $8,500.00 (50%) to the REACH Foundation for further distribution to the Riverton Senior Citizens, Inc., Sepiternal Society, Inc., Fremont County Hospice and other such institutions or organizations providing medical services or benefits and comforts for older people not otherwise available in the Riverton area as determined by the REACH Foundation; $6,120.00 (36%) to the Lander Senior Citizens Center; $1,020.00 (6%) to the High Country Senior Citizens Center; and $1,360.00 (8%) to the Shoshoni Senior Citizens Center.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

There was nobody present for the Public Comment period.

 

Chief Civil Deputy Jodi Darrough updated the Board on the County’s Memorandum of Understanding with the State of Wyoming for Guardians Ad Litem, and specifically referenced the clause regarding suitable office space.  She reported that District Court Staff Attorney Rachel Fontaine is still compiling information from the Guardian Ad Litem’s and further information will be forthcoming.

 

Transportation Superintendent Billy Meeks stated interviews were held for the Lander Truck Driver vacancy and a candidate has been selected.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve filling the vacancy with the selected candidate at the beginning wage of $33,472; pending completion of background check and drug and alcohol compliance testing.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Jim Gores, James Gores and Associates, introduced newly hired engineer Mark Harris who will be heavily involved in the Moneta-Lysite Road Shoulder Improvement Project.  Gores presented the Commission with a complete copy of the Project Manual Plans and Specifications for the Moneta-Lysite Road Reconstruction.  He stated the pre-construction conference is scheduled for May 9th in Riverton, and the contractor will mobilize next week and begin work on the 20th of May.  He then presented Amendment No. 3 to Owner-Engineer Agreement totaling $32,700.00 which is for additional services to act as intermediary for the purpose of meeting the Bureau of Land Management Stipulations regarding wildlife resources.  They will, through their subconsultant TRC Companies, perform surveys to satisfy BLM stipulations associated with the Right-of-Way for the project.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Amendment of Owner-Engineer Agreement No. 3.  Motion carried unanimously.  Representative Liz Cheney’s aide Lindy Linn was present in the audience and Chairman Becker asked her to relay to Representative Cheney the governmental hurdles the County has to comply with in order to get projects done, and specifically the additional $120,000.00 required for this particular project to comply with BLM rules and regulations.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given.

 

Commissioners:  Larry Allen, Vice-Chairman and Joe Felix.  Last year’s budget was $365,980.  This year’s request is $362,479.

Ambulance:  Larry Allen, Ambulance liaison and Joe Felix.  Last year’s budget was $244,231.  This year’s budget is $245,500.

Larry Allen reviewed the status of the two new ambulances and the three remounts which should arrive soon.

 

Chief Civil Deputy Jodi Darrough is still working on the contracts with AMR regarding the Vehicle Maintenance Agreement and Facilities Maintenance Agreements.

 

Riverton Airport budget.  Kyle Butterfield was present.  No funding was allocated last year for the operations of the Riverton Airport.  This year’s request is $50,000.

 

Fremont Air Service Team.   Riverton Public Works Director Kyle Butterfield was joined by Fremont Air Service Team (FAST) members Missy White and Ernie Over, at the invitation of the Commissioners, to discuss the budget request for FAST of $215,000 and the Riverton Airport for $50,000.

 

Fremont County Library Director Janette McMahon requested permission to refill two vacancies:  1) 32-hour Library Assistant II in Riverton; and 2) Branch Manager in Dubois.  She stated there will be no additional budget impacts with either rehire.  Mike Jones moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve refilling the Library Assistant II position in Riverton at a starting salary of $13.25/hour and the Dubois Branch Manager at the starting salary of $19.00/hour.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Library:  Director Janette McMahon was present.  Last year’s budget was $1,971,187.  This year’s request is $1,795,320.

ISS:  Director Kevin Shultz was present.  Last year’s budget was $313,232.  This year’s request is $403,675

Vehicle Maintenance.  Brad Meredith was present.  Last year’s budget was $799,271.  This year’s request is $821,386.

Sheriff:  Sheriff Ryan Lee, Undersheriff Mike Hutchison, Admin Assistant Karla Davis, Detention Sergeant Mosbrucker, Communications Sergeant Carl Freeman were present.    Sheriff Budget for last year was $3,928,301.  This year’s request is $3,933,468.

Detention:  Last year’s budget was $4,572,265.  This year’s request is $4,671,350

Dispatch:  Last year’s budget was $1,487,551.  This year’s budget is $1,422,498.

Search and Rescue:  Last year’s budget was $33,841.  This year’s request if $33,200.

Court Assisted Supervised Treatment (CAST):  Director, Melinda Cox was present.  Last year’s budget was $310,072.  This year’s request is $327,514.

Juvenile Treatment Court.  Last year’s budget is $233,356.  This year’s request is $272,882.

Youth Services.  Last year’s budget was $375,386.  This year’s request is $364,420.

Commissioner Clarence Thomas was absent from the remainder of the meeting.

 

Recreation Board:  Board Chairman Bobby Hague, Treasurer Kristen Ressler and Board member Don Reynolds were present.  Last year’s budget was $220,000.  This year’s request is $285,213.

Building Maintenance Supervisor J.R. Oakley stated upkeep is required on the Veteran’s Memorial in the Courthouse Courtyard.

 

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 May 14, 2019.  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

 

 

 

 

 

May 7, 2019 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

05.07.2019(FULL)

April 23, 2019 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                   LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                     OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                               APRIL 23, 2019

 

 

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, Clarence Thomas and Mike Jones.  Fremont County Clerk Julie A. Freese was present for the meeting.  Commission Jennifer McCarty arrived later in the meeting.

 

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

 

Clarence Thomas moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on April 16, 2019.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Clarence Thomas moved, Larry Allen seconded, to accept the bills for payment.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

AmeriGas-County Buildings-Propane-$208.22; Anda Inc.-Public Health-Vaccines-$5,273.23; Bailey Enterprises, Inc.-Inventory-Fuel-$18,944.49; Bank of the West-Clerk of District Court-Checks-$147.22; CNA Surety-Clerk of District Court-Bonds-$200.00; Edwards Communications-Prevention Program-Radio Advertising-$489.00; Ellis, Laurie J.-Fremont County WIC-Reimburse Expenses-$290.00; Emergency Power Systems LLC-County Buildings-Electrical Service-$275.00; Fremont County School Dist #25-Youth Services-Program Meals-$93.10; Grainger-County Buildings-Materials/Supplies-$92.25; High Plains Power, Inc.-Segregated-Utility Services-$1,736.36; James Gores & Associates, PC-Moneta Lysite Road Shoulder-Engineering Services-$19,748.89; Johnson, Jill-Transportation-Reimburse Expenses-$87.00; Lawson Products, Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$1,332.75; MHL Systems-Transportation-Parts/Supplies-$4,965.00; National Business Systems Inc.-County Treasurer-Postcards-$2,000.00; Newman Traffic Signs-Transportation-Safety Signs-$2,661.95; NMS Laboratories-County Coroner-Toxicology Services-$2,568.00; Office Shop Inc., The-Clerk of District Court-Scanners-$672.00; Phillips, Adam E.-District Court-Court Representation-$243.75; Premier Biotech Inc.-Youth Services-UA Test Kits-$2,370.00; Reed’s Moghaun Office Supply-Clerk of District Court-Office Supplies-$35.32; Specialized Pathology Consult-County Coroner-Autopsy Fee-$3,675.00; Spoonhunter, Leslie-Fremont County WIC-Reimburse Expenses-$116.00; Stroupe Pest Control Inc.-County Buildings-Pest Control-$200.00; Verizon Wireless-CAST-Cellphone Services-$309.05; West Payment Center-District Court-Library Plan-$68.43; Western Health Screening-Health Benefit Plan-Spring Health Fair-$29,006.00; Western Printing, Inc.-County Buildings-Printed Supplies-$1,353.53; Wilkerson, James A., IV, MD PC-County Coroner-Autopsy-$3,525.00; William H. Smith & Associates Inc.-Transportation-Surveying Services-$630.00; WY Dept of Transportation-Vehicle Maintenance-Transfer County Plates-$16.00; WY Public Health Laboratory-Public Health-Lab Fees/Supplies-$363.00; Wyoming Dept of Transportation-Segregated-Fuel-$1,915.95; Wyoming Machinery Co-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts-$2,125.67.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) thank you letter to Steve Baumann for Viewer Services; and 2) Record of Proceedings.  Mike Jones moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve a License for New Construction of Utility Crossing or Encroachment submitted by Black Hills Energy for North Hidden Valley Road in Shoshoni.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

There were no action items in the Priority Mail.

 

Vice-Chairman Allen stated the new ambulances will be done on May 7th.  The transports of the three remounts will be made soon and AMR is responsible for those transportation costs.

 

The public comment period was held:

 

Todd Fross requested a mining permit for a landfill.  Even though he was informed he would need to contact the Department of Environmental Quality for such permit, he stated he wanted it of record that he was applying for such permit.  The intent is to place a biomass power generator station at the former US Iron Ore Mine on Simplot property.  Grants would be available for the contaminated water on the site.  He also has plans to research installation of a pellot mill in Dubois that would use dead trees on forest property as well as those from Yellowstone National Park.  He stated the intent is to burn trees for electricity and not leave them for forest fires.  He stated there are numerous grants available for reclamation, etc. which would in turn create jobs.  Commissioner Thomas encouraged him to contact tribal representatives as solid waste is a major issue on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

 

Commissioner Jennifer McCarty arrived to the meeting at this time.

 

Executive Health Insurance Committee member Jim Anderson reviewed preliminary Third-Party Administration Rates for the FY 2019-20 premium year.  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming (BCBSWY), following negotiation with the County’s benefits consultant, Novo Benefits, set the renewal rate of $45.35 per contract per month (an increase of 2% over the current year).  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Third Party Administration rate with BCBSWY of $45.35 per contract per month for FY 2019-20.  Motion carried unanimously.  Committee member Margy Irvine stated BCBSWY sent a letter to the Executive Health Insurance Committee members thanking the County for their patience during the statewide transition to the new platform.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given.

 

Transportation Superintendent Billy Meeks stated mobilization took place two weeks ago for the Dry Creek Road project.  The deck has been poured on the Peterson Road bridge replacement project, the west apron was poured this morning and the east will be poured within the next few days.  This project is ahead of schedule.  The crews have been dealing with soft spots, worked on a pipe on Honor Farm Road/Smith intersection and will install a pipe on Riverview Road tomorrow.  Routine blading taking place.  The two hot plants in the County will not be operational for several months and Meeks will visit with the City of Riverton as they are dealing with similar issues and could possibly work together on projects.

 

Jim Gores and Ian McMenamy, James Gores and Associates, presented an Agreement between Owner and Contractor for Construction Contract for the Moneta-Lysite Road Shoulder Widening project.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Agreement with R.S. Bennett Construction Company, Inc.  Motion carried unanimously.  A public meeting is scheduled April 25th at the Lysite Fire Hall and a Pre-Construction conference is scheduled for May 6th, mobilization will begin the week of May 13th and work will commence May 20th.

 

Public Health Nurse Supervisor Kathleen Laidlaw provided a third quarter update.  She then requested to apply to the State to fill the following vacancies due to resignations and retirement:  Nurse (part time Direct Care); Nurse (full time Direct Care) and Maternal Child Health RN (24 hours/week).  These positions are funded 65% by the state and 35% by the County.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve filling the three vacancies.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

A hearing was held at 10:00 a.m., as advertised, regarding the Petition to Vacate a Portion of a Publicly Dedicated Road Known as Grandview Lane #2.   Petitioner Joyce Hazlewood was present in the audience.  The 45-day comment period has commenced and no public comment was received, either for or against, the petition.  Chief Civil Deputy Jodi Darrough clarified the following three facts:  1) All adjoining landowners signed the petition to vacate (a separate notice had not been sent to these landowners); 2) Viewer’s Report did not assess any damages; and 3)  The road is outside of the City of Riverton so it was not necessary to seek their approval.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve vacation of that portion of Grandview Lane #2 located between the NE corner of Lot 10 and the NW corner of Lot 36 on the north and extending to and ending on the south between the SE corner of Lot 11 and the SW corner of Lot 35 in the Grandview Estates Subdivision, as this is deemed to be in the public interest, and that portion of land encompassed by the vacated road will revert to the adjoining landowners.  Motion carried unanimously.  Darrough will prepare the necessary legal documents.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese stated proposals were due for the State of Wyoming Department of Family Services Grant Applications.  Last year’s recipient, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming, was the only applicant again this year.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, that Fremont County be the Project Administrator for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming for a grant of $20,000 for site based and community based mentoring programs and parenting class.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Chief Civil Deputy Jodi Darrough gave an update on a Behavioral Health Task Force Meeting she attended last week.

 

Museum Board:  Scott Goetz Director was present.  Last year’s budget was $583,456 and this year’s request is $577,260.

Transportation:  Billy Meeks, Superintendent and Administrative Assistant Jill Johnson were present.  Last year’s budget $2,435,482.  This year’s request is $2,348,968.

One Percent:  Last year’s budget is $5,913,354.  This year’s request is $7,310,214.

Road Construction Fund:  Last year’s budget was $1,666,781 and this year’s request is $1,233,603.

Fair Board—Barney Cosner, Director was present.  Last year’s budget was $801,552 and this year’s request is $801,166.

Assessor:  County Assessor Tara Berg was present.  Deputy Assessor Angie Wilson, GIS Coordinator Chip Williams, Mapping Coordinator Andy Fontaine and Field Supervisor Michael Klaassen were in the audience.  Last year’s budget was $966,510.  This year’s request is $978,132

Planning:  Steve Baumann, Planner was present.  Last year’s budget was $290,724.  This year’s request is $302,556.

County Clerk:  County Clerk Julie Freese and Deputy County Clerk Margy Irvine were present.   Last year’s budget was $909,794.  This year’s request is $917,145.  Increases include the retirement, health

Elections:  Last year’s budget was $201,738.  This year’s request is $161,951.

Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session with Chief Civil Deputy Jodi Darrough regarding potential litigation.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to return to Regular Session.   Motion carried unanimously.

 

There being no further business, Mike Jones moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 3:50 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on May 7, 2019.  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

 

 

 

 

 

April 23, 2019 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

04.23.2019(FULL)

April 16, 2019 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                   LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                     OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                               APRIL 16, 2019

 

 

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, Clarence Thomas and Mike Jones.  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, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on April 2, 2019.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to accept the bills for payment, with the exception of the voucher to C C & G, Inc. pending appropriate signatures.  Commissioner Becker abstained from voting on The Print Shop voucher.  Motion carried unanimously.  Later in the morning after proper signatures were attained, Jennifer McCarty moved, Mike Jones seconded, to accept the C C & G, Inc. voucher for payment.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

A. D. Martin Lumber Co-Transportation-Materials/Supplies-$45.01; Ace Hardware Lander-County Buildings-Materials/Supplies-$114.21; Ace Hardware Riverton-County Buildings-Materials/Supplies-$57.74; Airgas USA LLC-Segregated-Supplies/Rentals-$330.00; Alliance Commercial Equip Co-Detention Facility Trust Fund-Equipment/Supplies-$1,151.88; Alsco Inc.-Segregated-Laundry-$249.20; Bailey Enterprises, Inc.-Segregated-Vehicle Fuel-$11,586.79; Baldes, Bethany-County Coroner-Inquest Fee-$30.00; Bank of the West-Segregated-Credit Card Charges-$23,158.15; Big Brothers Big Sisters of NW WY-TANF Grant-Quarter 2-$5,493.79; Bloedorn Lumber Lander-Segregated-Materials/Supplies-$204.31; Bob Barker Company, Inc.-Detention Center-Inmate Supplies-$3,343.69; Bob’s Fire & Safety-County Sheriff-Extinguisher Services-$76.26; Bowdel Steven P.-Detention Center-Medical Services-$2,000.00; C C & G, Inc.-Peterson Bridge-Construction-$201,300.06; Carquest Auto Parts-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$1,106.20; Carroll Septic Service-Transportation-Services-$150.00; CDW Government, Inc.-Segregated-Equipment/Supplies-$1,593.75; CenturyLink-Agriculture Department-Telephone Service-$354.99; Communication Technologies Inc.-Segregated-Maintenance/Installation-$4,045.46; Crane, Yvonne-Dispatch Center-Reimburse Expenses-$45.98; Davis, Robert-Support Services-Vital Registrar Services-$43.50; Dell Marketing, L.P.-County Sheriff-Computer Equipment-$1,873.76; Dubois Frontier, The-Prevention Program-Advertising-$51.00; Eagle Uniform & Supply Co-Vehicle Maintenance-Laundry/Service-$342.94; Fremont Broadcasting-Prevention Program-Radio Advertising-$490.00; Fremont Chevrolet GMC-Capital Asset Acquisitions-Pickups-$60,609.00; Fremont County Solid Waste-County Buildings-Dump Fees-$13.80; Globalstar USA-Search & Rescue-Satellite Phone-$184.17; Goede, Lance W.-County Coroner-Inquest Fee-$30.00; Grainger-Segregated-Materials/Supplies-$845.48; Groomsmith, Tauna-Prevention Program-Reimburse Expenses-$439.70; Harris, Mark O.-County Coroner-Inquest Fee-$30.00; Inberg Miller Engineers-Segregated-Engineering/Surveying-$35,486.57; J. Brower Psychological Services-Detention Center-Contract Services-$300.00; Jack’s Truck & Equipment-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts-$466.15; John Deere Financial-Transportation-Materials/Supplies-$75.28; Kairos Communications /County 10-Prevention Program-Advertising-$400.00; Kirkland, Jamey-Support Services-Vital Registrar Services-$72.50; Lander Valley Auto Parts-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$129.26; Lander Vision Center-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$105.00; Lander, City of-Segregated-Water/Sewer-$2,264.14; Leonard, Anthony G.-Detention Center-Inmate Medical Services-$1,560.00; Mark’s Auto Sales & Towing-Abandoned Vehicles-Towing-$179.00; Mountain Dental PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$796.00; Mr. D’s Food Center Inc.-Search & Rescue-Supplies-$44.17; Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply-County Sheriff-Supplies/Equipment-$34.99; Napa Auto Parts Riverton-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$1,695.07; National Business Systems Inc.-County Treasurer-Postcards-$620.46; Natrona County Sheriff-Detention Center-Inmate Housing-$585.00; Noble Medical, Inc.-County Sheriff-Drug Testing Supplies-$400.00; Norco Inc.-County Buildings-Supplies-$3,861.78; Novo Benefits-Health Benefit Plan-Insurance Services-$4,817.00; Office Shop Inc., The-Segregated-Service Agreement-$2,116.48; Office Wonderland Corp.-Public Health Emergency Prep-Office Equipment-$5,878.00; One Stop Market-Search & Rescue-Supplies-$44.86; Osborne, Carl-County Coroner-Inquest Fee-$30.00; Palace Pharmacy-Detention Center-Inmate Rx’s-$13,374.65; Pavillion, Town of-County Buildings-Water/Sewer-$112.50; Peterbilt of Wyoming-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts-$826.93; Post, Raymond-Segregated-Car Wash-$77.72; Print Shop, The-Segregated-Office Supplies-$780.05; Priority Dispatch Inc.-Dispatch Center-Training-$85.00; Quill Corporation-Segregated-Office Supplies-$316.09; Reed’s Moghaun Office Supply-Detention Center-Office Supplies-$87.30; Relx, Inc.-County Attorney-Research Subscrip-$595.00; Remote Satellite Systems-Search & Rescue-Equipment-$56.00; Riverton Physician Practices LLC-Transportation-Drug Testing-$276.00; Riverton Ranger, Inc.-Segregated-Advertising-$2,218.52; Rocky Mountain Power-Segregated-Utilities-$11,484.78; Roemer Industries, Inc.-Public Health Emergency Prep-Equipment-$8,333.75; Shoshoni, Town of-Transportation-Water/Sewer-$52.00; Skaggs Companies, Inc.-County Sheriff-Uniforms/Supplies-$16,217.00; Snider, Yvonne-Sheriff Victim Services-Reimburse Expenses-$172.80; Superior Ind. Supply & Equip.-Capital Asset Acquisitions-Shop Hoists-$8,646.77; Sylvestri Customization-Prevention Program-Graphic Design/Social Media-$600.00; Sysco Montana Inc.-Detention Center-Inmate Supplies-$8,485.19; Taylor Creek Exxon-County Sheriff-Car Wash-$5.00; Thompson, Rebecca-Support Services-Vital Registrar Services-$17.50; Tweed’s Wholesale Co-County Buildings Detention-Supplies-$54.73; Union Telephone Company-Segregated-Cellphone Services-$584.71; University of Wyoming-Agriculture Department-Contract Salary-$8,128.50; USPS Hasler-County Attorney-Postage-$1,000.00; Verizon Wireless-Segregated-Cellphone Service-$540.96; W C & P A A-County Attorney-Membership Dues-$700.00; WCS Telecom-Segregated-Telephone Service-$602.23; Weigel, Dominick J. Jr-Support Services-Vital Registrar Services-$38.00; Western Printing, Inc.-Segregated-Printed Supplies-$381.70; Wilson, Debra-Support Services-Vital Registrar Services-$0.50; Wind River Towing-Abandoned Vehicles-Towing-$160.00; Wind River Transportation Authority-CAST-Bus Passes For Clients-$39.00; WY Public Health Laboratory-Detention Center-Inmate Lab Fees-$56.00; Wyoming Community Foundation-Prevention Program-Wyoming Afterschool Alliance-$108.00; Wyoming Machinery Co-Segregated-Grader/Parts/Service-$299,172.89; Wyoming Waste Systems-Segregated-Trash Removal-$2,668.37; Wyoming.com-County Sheriff-Internet Services-$999.95

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Record of Proceedings.  2) Mike Jones moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to ratify the Notice to Proceed to Oftedal Construction, Inc. for Dry Creek Road, to commence April 8, 2019 and with a Substantial Completion date of July 22, 2019.  Motion carried unanimously.  3) Mike Jones moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Cooperative Agreement for Responsibilities between the Wyoming Department of Family Services Child Support Enforcement and Fremont County Clerk of District Court.  Motion carried unanimously.  4) Mike Jones moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a License for New Construction of Utility Crossing or Encroachment from Al Coyle for Two Valley Road.  Motion carried unanimously.  5) Mike Jones moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2019-05 “Public Records Request” appointing the Deputy County Attorney handling civil law matters to be the designated Public Records Officer for the purpose of processing public records requests on behalf of Fremont County Government.  Motion carried unanimously.  6) Mike Jones moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to ratify the Appointment of John Marcus Meyer as a Magistrate of the Circuit Court, Ninth Judicial District, Fremont County, Wyoming.  Motion carried unanimously.  7) Mike Jones moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Big Iron Auctions Online Auction Listing and Marketing Agreement.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  1) request from Wyoming County Commissioners Association Executive Director Jeremiah Rieman to have Commissioner presence each morning prior to the convening of the Joint Revenue meeting in Lander on May 2 & 3, 2019 (Commissioner Jones confirmed and Commissioners Allen and McCarty will attempt to attend); 2) Dinner invitation by Mr. Rieman to County Commissioners on May 2nd; 3) letter to Major property lessee regarding rental payments (Chairman Becker will contact directly and letter from County Attorney will follow); 4) UW Cooperative Extension Service notice to County Coordinators regarding upcoming budgets and the State’s intent for 2% increases (taken under advisement).

 

The public comment period was held:

 

Lander Assistant Mayor Rajean Strube Fossen distributed a booklet titled “Popo Agie Gold Watershed Field Guide”.

 

Fremont County Library Director Janette McMahon requested permission to replace a full time Library Assistant II assigned to Marketing.  She will refill at the same wage so there will be no increased budget impacts.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Mike Jones seconded, to authorize refilling the Library Assistant II position at the same wage.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Planning Supervisor Steve Baumann presented a corrective plat for Rivera Estates Subdivision showing the new owners of record with no further action needed than signature by the Chairman and County Clerk on the corrected plat.  He then presented a final plat of Grand Cedars Second Subdivision, a five lot Simple Subdivision located south of the Willow Creek Heights Subdivision off Willow Creek Road, approximately six miles south of Lander.  There were a number of people present at the Planning Commission meeting held March 28th and comments centered around the desire to limit development in the area, concerns about increased traffic on Willow Creek and Grand Cedars Road, lack of two ways of egress from the subdivision and desire to increase lot sizes to minimize density of houses.  A letter was received regarding wildlife impacts.  The developers were able to answer the concerns and the Planning Commission unanimously recommended the final plat be forwarded to the County Commission for approval.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Mike Jones seconded, to approve the Grand Cedars Second Subdivision.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Steve Baumann reviewed several legislative changes that would affect the Fremont County Subdivision Rules and Regulations.  HB0014 regarding “Jurisdiction beyond corporate limits; exception” and HB0019 regarding exemptions will need to be incorporated into the current regulations.  A statutory 45 day comment period will need to be held on the amended Rules when ready for review.

 

Steve Baumann reviewed the Viewer’s Report he compiled regarding the Petition to Vacate a Portion of a Publicly Dedicated Road Known as Grandview Lane #2.  The 45 day comment period began March 10th and all objections or claims for damages must be filed in writing with the County Clerk by April 22, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.  The Commissioners have scheduled the matter on their agenda April 23, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at which time they will review claims or objections.

 

In a final matter, Steve Baumann distributed samples of maps that he proposed be added to the County’s GIS system that shows the various status of roads in Fremont County (Publicly Dedicated, Private, County Roads, State Roads, City, etc.).

 

Center of Hope Program Director Ronald Woodward presented a third quarter report.

 

A public hearing was held at 10:15 a.m., as advertised, regarding Unanticipated Revenues and Budget Transfers within Fremont County’s FY 2018-19 budget.  Present was County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix.  Mike Jones moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2019-06 “FY 2018-2019 Budget Amendment No. 7”.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Building Maintenance Supervisor J. R. Oakley announced the retirement of a 25 year employee, Brett Cozzens, effective May 24, 2019.  He requested permission to refill the position and expects there may be an internal transfer.  Mike Jones moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to refill the Maintenance position at whatever facility the opening is at.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Buildings Budget:  JR Oakley, Maintenance Supervisor was present.

Last year’s budget was $839,160, this year’s request is $897,626

 

Building Detention Budget:  JR Oakley, Maintenance Supervisor was present.

Last year’s budget was $301,471 and this year’s request is $308,076.

 

Juvenile Treatment Courts Director Melinda Cox reviewed two changes she would like to make to the Standard Occupational Classifications within her department.  The first change is from Data Entry Clerk to Administrative Assistant.  She does not want to make any monetary changes with the classification change.  The current Job Description is appropriate and correct for the Administrative Assistant classification.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a SOC change from Data Entry Clerk to Administrative Assistant.  Motion carried unanimously.  The second SOC change is from a Direct Services Provider for the Day Reporting Center to a Probation Officer.  No increase in wages will be made with the change.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the SOC change from Direct Services Provider to Probation Officer.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

In another matter, Melinda Cox updated the Commissioners on a current resignation and one that will occur in the fall.  She requested permission to immediately advertise to fill a CAST Therapist vacancy.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve refilling the position at a salary range between $46,000 and $49,200.  Motion carried unanimously.  Another vacancy will occur in August for a Clinical Supervisor.  She will return closer to that date to seek permission to advertise and refill.  State funding for the Treatment Courts was discussed and the issue of State salary increases above what the County can do for their employees will be discussed during upcoming budget hearings.

 

In closing, Melinda Cox reminded the Commissioners of the Wyoming After School Alliance State Summit on Juvenile Justice that will be held on April 25th at the Lander Community Center.  She has made a budget presentation to the City of Riverton already and will be doing so at Lander as well.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given:

 

County Clerk Julie Freese provided an update to the Commissioners on the electronic time card system currently being tested by her staff.

 

County Coroner Mark Stratmoen presented statistics for the first quarter of 2019 (as of March 31, 2019)

 

Coroner Stratmoen stated the Coroner’s budget is 2% below spending for this time into the fiscal year budget.  He continues to work with Commissioner Allen on compiling materials and implementation of a fence at the new cemetery plot at the Wyoming Life Resource Center for unclaimed and indigent burials.  In addition to the current Fremont County Unclaimed & Indigent Burial and Cremation Policy, he stated several additions will be required to include:  Determination and usage of the Cemetery area and a Public Health and Mass Fatality process.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the additions to the Fremont County Unclaimed & Indigent Burial and Cremation Policy.  Motion carried unanimously.  Stratmoen stated the use of County personnel and equipment would be needed for interments and he asked for clarification on the process.  The Commissioners stated the duties would be considered regular duties of the County employees and that billing the Coroner would not be necessary as the entities involved are all part of Fremont County Government.

 

County Coroner Budget:  Mark Stratmoen, County Coroner was present.

Last year’s budget was $383,666 and this year’s request is $391,166.

 

County Attorney Budget:  Patrick LeBrun, County and Prosecuting Attorney was present.

Last year’s budget was $1,310,090 and this year’s budget is reduced to $1,302,263.

 

District Court Budget:  District Court Judge Norman Young and Annette Bregar were present.

Last year’s budget was $140,018 and this year’s budget is $140,868.

 

Clerk of District Court Budget:  Clerk of District Court, Kristi Green and Deputy Clerk of District Court, Cora Gist.

Last year’s budget is $415,303.  This year’s request is $438,711.

 

Public Health Nurse:  Kathy Laidlaw, Nursing Director and Becky Parkins were present.

Prevention:  $458,265 was budgeted last year for this 2 year program.  The estimate budget for the 2nd year is $263,292.

 

Maternal Child Health:  Last year’s budget was $183,224 and this year’s request is $107,140.

 

Health Nurse:  Last year’s budget is $356,493 and this year’s request is $356,337.

 

Public Health:   Last year’s budget was $87,995 and this year’s request is $81,510.

 

Public Health Emergency Preparedness:   Last year’s budget was $114,040 and this year’s request is $98,354.

 

Emergency Management:  Director Kathi Metzler was present.  Last year’s budget is $156,179 and this  year’s request is $156,208.

 

County Treasurer:  County Treasurer, Tom Majdic and Deputy Treasurer, Jim Anderson was present (in the audience).

Last year’s budget was $751,899.  This year’s request is $737,538.

 

In other business, County Treasurer Tom Majdic updated the Board on an issue that many residents have received a letter that their property taxes were delinquent and in danger of being sold at a tax sale.

 

Women, Infants and Children (WIC):  Laurie Ellis, Nutritionist and WIC Technician, Leslie Spoonhunter were present.

Last year’s budget was $106,067 and this year’s budget request is $105,240.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 4:15 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on April 23, 2019.  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

April 16, 2019 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

04.16.2019(FULL)

April 2, 2019 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                   LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                     OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                                 APRIL 2, 2019

 

 

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

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Michael Jones seconded, to approve the agenda as amended.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on March 19, 2019 as amended.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to accept the bills for payment.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

A & I Distributors-Vehicle Maintenance-Oil/Fluids-$1,300.00; Albright, Harold-Planning-Reimburse Expenses-$67.20; American Family & Life Ins.-Segregated-Insurance-$9,068.30; American Heritage Life Ins-Segregated-Insurance-$20.70; AmeriGas-County Buildings-Propane-$295.36; AmeriGas Propane LP-County Buildings-Propane-$892.17; Bailey Enterprises, Inc.-Segregated-Fuel-$145.84; Bank of the West Acct Analysis-Investment Pool-Bank Charges-$720.03; Black Hills Ammunition, Inc.-County Sheriff-Ammunition-$938.00; Black Hills Energy-Segregated-Utility Service-$9,863.14; Blue Cross Blue Shield of WY-Co Admin-Health Ins Claims-$328,506.95; CenturyLink-Segregated-Phone Service-$2,665.96; Charter Communications-Segregated-Internet Service-$468.83; Child Support Services/ORS-Payroll-Child Support-$564.00; Clifford, Gregory P. MD PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$3,367.00; Colonial Life & Accident Ins-Segregated-Insurance-$165.22; Communication Technologies Inc.-Capital Asset Acquisitions-Radio Install-$255.00; Dubois Telephone Exchange-Segregated-Telephone-$648.30; Fremont Chevrolet GMC-Segregated-Pickups, Parts/Repairs-$160,659.75; Fremont County Boces-Prevention Program-Dues-$100.00; Fremont County School Dist #25-Youth Services-Program Meals-$78.40; Fremont County Solid Waste-County Buildings-Dump Fees-$5.00; Fremont County Treasurer-Co Admin-Health Insurance-$331,805.00; Fremont County Treasurer-Co Admin-Withholding/FICA-$195,403.57; Fremont County Treasurer-Co Admin-Section 125 Benefits-$42,508.43; Fremont Motor Riverton Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$537.56; Fremont Motors Lander-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$563.70; Gee, Brian-Segregated-County Health Officer-$1,400.00; Glassburn, Jennifer M.-Public Defender-Court Transcripts-$75.00; Grainger-Segregated-Materials/Supplies-$765.57; Great West Trust-Segregated-Wyoming Benefits-$7,565.00; Groomsmith, Tauna-Prevention Program-Reimburse Expenses-$341.62; Guardian Ems Inc.-Detention Center-Inmate Transport-$1,659.50; Healthsmart Benefit Solutions-Segregated-Insurance-$896.00; Herbst, Lois G.-Culture & Recreation-Reimburse Expenses-$283.32; J. Brower Psychological Services-Dispatch Center-Contract Services-$300.00; Kisling, Lisa-Public Defender-Office Rent-$450.00; Lazzari, Bailey-Public Defender-Office Rent-$450.00; Marshall, Chance-Agriculture Department-CDL Bus License-$120.00; Midwest Motor Supply Co./Kimball-Transportation-Supplies/Repairs-$226.00; Mosbrucker, Kathleen-Detention Center-Reimburse Expenses-$111.00; Mountain Dental PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$791.00; Mountain Sage Family Clinic, LLC-County Coroner-Fees-$25.00; Mountain West Towing LLC-Abandoned Vehicles-Vehicle Towing-$158.00; National Business Systems Inc.-County Treasurer-Prepaid Postage-$2,000.00; Natrona County Sheriff-Detention Center-Inmate Housing-$780.00; New York Life Insurance-Segregated-Insurance-$217.78; NMS Laboratories-County Coroner-Toxicology Services-$560.00; Northern Arapaho Child Support-Payroll-Child Support-$598.78; Office Shop Inc., The-Segregated-Service Agreement/Supplies-$335.40; One Stop Market-Search & Rescue-Supplies-$51.38; Paws For Life-County Sheriff-Animal Boarding-$105.00; Post, Raymond-County Sheriff-Car Wash-$15.00; Pro Vision Inc.-County Sheriff-Video Equipment-$139.30; Quill Corporation-Segregated-Office Supplies-$317.30; R C Lock & Key-County Buildings-Keys/Supplies/Services-$70.00; R T Communications-Segregated-Telephone Services-$537.43; Ratigan, Daniel, MD-Detention Center-PA Supervisor Contract-$4,250.00; Reed’s Moghaun Office Supply-Segregated-Office Supplies-$343.79; Remote Satellite Systems-Search & Rescue-Equipment-$56.00; Riverton, City of-County Buildings-Water/Sewer-$796.49; Sagewest Health Care-Detention Center-Inmate Services-$11,226.28; Sanders, Alexandra-Dispatch Center-Reimburse Expenses-$55.81; School Specialty, Inc.-Planning-Office Supplies-$78.08; Skaggs Companies, Inc.-County Sheriff-Uniforms/Supplies-$7,100.00; State Disbursement Unit-Payroll-Child Support-$1,119.00; State of Wyoming, Public Defenders Offc-Public Defender-Office Rent-$1,650.00; Stevens, Cynthia B. MD-CAST-Clinical Supervision-$150.00; Stroupe Pest Control Inc.-County Buildings-Pest Control-$115.00; Sundance Times, Inc.-Prevention Program-Printing Services-$60.00; Sysco Montana Inc.-Detention Center-Inmate Supplies-$10,494.86; T Y Excavation Inc.-Transportation-Road Maintenance-$16,870.00; Teamco Inc.-Capital Asset Acquisitions-Parts/Supplies Snow Blowers-$10,217.25; Terrance R. Martin PC-Public Defender-Office Rent-$450.00; Thompson, Codi S., RD-Detention Center-Contract Services-$459.90; Total Net Salaries-Segregated-Salaries-$625,067.89; Transmetron Inc.-Detention Center-Drug Test Kits-$594.60; Traveling Computers-Computer Services-Supplies/Services-$2,205.98; Tweed’s Wholesale Co-Detention Center-Supplies/Inmate Board-$6,601.49; U.S. Identification Manual-Prevention Program-Guide-$138.65; WCTA-County Treasurer-Spring Meeting-$135.00; Whiting Law, PC-District Court-Professional Services-$2,722.50; Wind River Radiology PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$45.00; Wind River Vet Service-County Sheriff-Dog Boarding-$465.50; Windmill, LLC-Transportation-Winter Sand-$808.86; WY Dept of Transportation-Vehicle Maintenance-Transfer County Plate-$2.00; WY DEQ-Transportation-Permit Fee-$200.00; WY Law Enforcement Academy-Detention Center-Training/Ammunition-$702.00; WY Public Health Laboratory-Detention Center-Inmate Lab Fees-$44.00; WY SDU-Payroll-Child Support-$1,034.00; Wyo Child Support Enforcement-Segregated-Child Support-$750.00; Wyo Dept of Workforce Serv-Co Admin-Workers Comp-$18,740.91; Wyoming Behavioral Institute-Health & Welfare-Title 25-$2,262.00; Wyoming G A L Program-District Court-Guardians Ad Litem Fees-$10,238.05; Wyoming Office Attorney General-24/7 Program-Fees-$4,564.00; Wyoming Retirement System-Co Admin-Contributions-$145,179.90; Wyoming Supreme Court-District Court-Salary Reimbursement-$6,742.00; Wyoming.com-Segregated-Internet Services-$2,074.07

 

The Public Comment period was held.

 

HDR Engineer Kyle Lehto returned with additional documentation related to his earlier presentation of two Amendment to Agreement for Engineering Services to include the requested hourly breakdown for the time required for each of the out of scope items listed  for the Fremont County – FEMA Funded Repairs and Peterson Road: Structure Replacement Project as follows: FEMA Funded Repairs – #3 of the out of scope items was eliminated; Peterson Road project – a breakdown for item #2 was discussed which had to do with additional construction services and additional design time for a weir wall that Midvale had requested.  Following more discussion, Larry Allen moved, Michael Jones seconded, not to accept either of the Amendments for payment.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Lloyd Eckstein was present to express concerns on the construction occurring in Riverton on North Federal Boulevard which is affecting County roads, specifically the intersection of Honor Farm Road and North Smith Road, near where he lives and operates a business (Riverton Community Food Bank).  A bus drops off students in the area and because it is being used as a detour to the City of Riverton’s street construction, there is a lot of traffic on this road and they are concerned for the safety of students.  He gave the Commissioners a letter from both himself and spouse Nancy Eckstein detailing the concerns and Eickstein thanked them for listening.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1)  Amendment Two to the Agreement Among Wyoming Department of Health, Public Health Division, Fremont County WIC Program, and Fremont County to increase the program agreement from $104,043.00 to $119,854 ($15,811 increase).  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Amendment Two.  Motion carried unanimously.  2)  Larry Allen discussed moving two vehicles, scheduled to be taken out of service, to be moved into the County Vehicle Pool fleet.  They consist of a 2009 GMC Yukon (transferred from the Coroner’s Office) and 1997 Ford Taurus (transferred from the CAST program).  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the transfer of a 2009 GMC Yukon and a 1997 Ford Taurus to the County Vehicle Pool.  Motion carried unanimously.  3) Letter from Ronnie L. Salyer of Lovell, Wyoming, requesting the Commissioners proclaim April as Sarciodosis Awareness Month, to increase awareness of Sarcoidosis, once thought to be a rare inflammatory and/or autoimmune disease that can affect any organ in the body and causes an overreaction of the immune system, resulting in damage to the body’s own tissues.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to proclaim April as Sarciodosis Awareness Month.  4)  A letter was reviewed from the Commission to the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Water Quality Division supporting the water discharge permit Wy0002062 Frenchie Draw Permit #1. Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve submission of the letter.  Motion carried unanimously.    5)  Western Surety Company Official Bond and Oaths for Jeffrey City Water and Sewer Commissioner Phillip R. Moody and Treasurer Rebecca Ruth Darnell were presented for review.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a $1,000 bond for Jeffrey City Water and Sewer District Commissioner Phillip R. Moody and a $5,000 bond for Jeffrey City Water and Sewer District Treasurer Rebecca Ruth Darnell.  Motion carried unanimously.  6)  Accident report for vehicle assigned to Sheriff Deputy Michael Deyo that received damage when a deer ran out in front of it, causing damage to the passenger side.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the low bid from Northside Body Shop of $2,214.62 with the funding from the Sheriff’s budget.  Motion carried unanimously.  7)  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a 24 Hour Malt Beverage permit application submitted by Brian Bewley for the 9th annual Rocking the Winds Benefit on July 26-28, 2019 to be held on Burris Lenore Road, contingent upon approval by the Intertribal Council.  Motion carried unanimously.  8)  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a letter to Dustin Taylor thanking him for his service on the Fremont County Fair Board.  Motion carried unanimously. 9)  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve a Volunteers of American Northern Rockies Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention 2018-19 Nonparticipating State Award Sub grant in the amount of $13,179 and an amendment to the 2018-19 Sub award Agreement between Fremont County and Volunteers of America Northern Rockies to change the reporting threshold from $500,000 to $750,000 and other minor amendments.  Motion carried unanimously.  10)  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a grant award for Federal Assistance coordinated through the US Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency for the time period of August 5, 2017 through February 5, 2018 in the amount of $10,160.31 and an additional grant for the same agency for the same time period in the amount of $7,993.84.  Motion carried unanimously.  11)  Action on the Big Iron Contract will be postponed until the following meeting pending negotiations.

 

No items in the Priority Mail required action.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese presented a preliminary budget hearing for review.

 

Jim Gores and Ian McMenamy of James Gores and Associates were present to review bids for the Moneta-Lysite Shoulder Widening project.   Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Notice of Award to the apparent low bidder, RS Bennett Construction Company, Inc., of Big Piney, Wyoming, of $1,429,748.50 for the Moneta-Lysite Shoulder Widening project, continent upon receiving the formal WYDOT approval documentation.  Motion carried unanimously.  Chairman Becker stated that James Gores and Associates will be responsible for project oversight to keep costs within the bid amount and reminded them that the project is a 1% funded project.

 

Executive Health Committee members Jim Anderson and Margy Irvine were present to discuss the upcoming premium increases for the county health insurance program.  They recommended a 1.2% increase to both the employer and employee portions of the premium for FY 2019-20.  This would take a single, regular plan and increase it $3.00 per month and a family plan up to $8.00 per month.  If an employee has the high deductible plan, the increase for single would be $1.00 per month and a family would be $2.00 per month.  The composite rate the county has been using for budgeting would increase by $18.00 per month per employee.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to increase the health insurance premium by 1.2% per employer and 1.2% per employee for the fiscal year 2019-2020.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Kelly Shaffer and Susan Sner, Wyoming Senior Citizens, Inc. and Foster Grandparent programs, were present, along with three Foster Grandparent volunteers (Mary Slifko, Veda Sutphin and Ida Brown).  They discussed both programs and how their volunteers are the lifeline of their programs and how much they are appreciated.  They asked that the Commissioners proclaim April 2, 2019 as National Service Recognition Day, and encourage residents to recognize the positive impact of national service in our community, to thank those who serve and to find ways to give back to their communities.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to proclaim April 2, 2019 as National Service Recognition Day.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Library Director Janette McMahon and County IT Director Kevin Shultz were present to discuss the updates to the Library’s IT project.

 

Janette McMahon then discussed the Lander Boiler system which has had some failures recently, and according to Rocky Mountain Boiler, their inspection has indicated they will need replaced in the near future.  She had discussed this with the County Clerk and was advised that they should put in a Capital Revolving Fund application for the upcoming year.  The deadline to apply was by February 15, 2019.  Commissioners suggested that she apply even though the deadline had passed.

 

Lander Mayor Monte Richardson and Assistant Mayor Rajean Strube Fossen were present to discuss the 205 Flood Risk Management

Chairman Becker adjourned the Board of Fremont County Commissioners and convened as the Fremont County Board of Equalization.  Deputy County Treasurer Jim Anderson and County Assessor Tara Berg were present.  Chief Civil Deputy Attorney Jodi Darrough explained that ConocoPhillips Company/Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Co. was requesting the Fremont County Board of Equalization stay the matter pending resolution of its companion case at the State Board of Equalization (Docket 2018-62).  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Fremont County Board of Equalization Order Staying Appeal (Docket No. 2019-01).  Motion carried unanimously.  Chairman Becker adjourned the Fremont County Board of Equalization and reconvened the Board of Fremont County Commissioners.

 

Kathleen Laidlaw, Public Health Manager, presented a monthly report.    Traci Foutz discussed the Federal Emergency Preparedness Grant opportunity for the purchase of a smart board.  They explained the use of the smart board, where it would be placed and how it would be used.  It would be useful in potential disaster activities although Fremont County has not had many disasters, it would be available in the event one were to occur.  Clarence Thomas moved, Mike Jones seconded, to approve the application to apply for the Federal Emergency Preparedness Grant to purchase a smart board that would be placed in the Public Health Office located in the Fremont County Courthouse in Lander.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given:

 

A work session on Standard Occupational Classifications (SOC) with Elected Officials and Department Heads was held.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 12:00 p.m.  and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on April 16, 2019.  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

April 2, 2019 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

04.02..2019(FULL)

March 19, 2019 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                   LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                     OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                            MARCH 19, 2019

 

 

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.  Commission Michael Jones was absent due to 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, Larry Allen seconded, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on March 12, 2019.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to accept the bills for payment, with the exception of the voucher to City of Riverton, pending the public hearing for budget transfers scheduled later in the meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

Airgas USA LLC-Vehicle Maintenance-Supplies-$55.69; Ameda Inc.-Public Health-Supplies-$1,185.00; Anda Inc.-Public Health-Vaccine-$4,428.79; Arcasearch Corporation-County Clerk-Support-$4,861.00; Bailey Enterprises, Inc.-Inventory-Fuel-$16,576.45; Becker, Travis-County Commission-Reimburse Expenses-$652.00; Bill’s Quality Auto Glass-Vehicle Maintenance-Windshield Repair-$491.56; Carquest Auto Parts-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$1,664.35; Carroll Septic Service-Transportation-Services-$150.00; CenturyLink-Segregated-Phone Service-$1,531.60; Communication Technologies Inc.-Segregated-Installation/Maintenance-$4,244.58; Dubois Hardware Co-Vehicle Maintenance-Supplies-$13.49; Eagle Uniform & Supply Co-Vehicle Maintenance-Laundry Services-$71.26; Ellis, Laurie J.-Fremont County WIC-Reimburse Expenses-$146.75; Fremont County Public Health-Segregated-Training-$790.00; Glassburn, Jennifer M.-County Attorney-Court Reporter-$145.00; Grainger-County Buildings-Materials/Supplies-$468.48; Groomsmith, Tauna-Prevention Program-Reimburse Expenses-$106.78; High Plains Power, Inc.-Segregated-Utility Services-$1,707.06; Hotsy Equipment of Wyoming Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Supplies-$137.50; Inberg Miller Engineers-Cooper Road Study-Services-$7,681.73; Injury Prevention Resources-Youth Services-Monitoring Expenses-$1,050.00; James Gores & Associates, P.C.-Moneta Lysite Road Shoulder-Engineering Services-$10,216.87; Jerry Bornhoft Construction Inc.-South Fork Bridge-Construction Services-$110,182.00; John Deere Financial-Segregated-Materials/Supplies-$70.60; Johnson Controls, Inc.-County Buildings-Repairs/Maintenance-$3,959.00; Lander Valley Auto Parts-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$766.44; Mailfinance, Inc.-County Attorney-Services-$266.52; McCarty, Jennifer-County Commission-Reimburse Expenses-$177.60; Midwest Motor Supply Co., Inc./Kimball-Vehicle Maintenance-Supplies/Repairs-$513.60; Mr. D’s Food Center Inc.-Agriculture Department-Supplies-$140.80; Napa Auto Parts Riverton-Transportation-Parts/Supplies-$125.40; Nelson Engineering-Horse Creek Road Reconstruction-Surveying Services-$258.00; Norco Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Supplies-$70.37; Pavillion, Town of-County Buildings-Water Utilities-$112.50; Paynes Auto Glass-Vehicle Maintenance-Windshield Repair/Replace-$1,081.25; R C Lock & Key-County Buildings-Keys/Supplies-$1,181.45; Riverton Ranger, Inc.-Support Services-Advertising-$1,051.05; Riverton, City of-Economic Development-Airport Allocation #2-$66,000.00; Rocky Mountain Power-County Buildings-Utility Services-$1,317.37; Spoonhunter, Leslie-Fremont County WIC-Reimburse Expenses-$146.75; Stewart, Jeanna-Maternal Child Health-Reimburse Expenses-$57.00; Stroupe Pest Control Inc.-County Buildings-Pest Control-$200.00; Sylvestri Customization-Prevention Program-Graphic Design/Social Media-$600.00; Traveling Computers-Computer Services-Supplies/Services-$311.50; Union Telephone Company-Segregated-Cellphone Services-$598.54; Verizon Wireless-Segregated-Cellphone Services-$475.84; WCS Telecom-Segregated-Phone Service-$606.65; West Payment Center-District Court-Library Plan-$68.43; Wind River Transportation Authority-CAST-Bus Passes For Clients-$10.00; WY Public Health Laboratory-Public Health-Lab Fees/Supplies-$266.00; Wyoming Dept of Transportation-Segregated-Fuel-$1,735.29.

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to accept a voucher from Wyoming Behavioral Institute in the amount of $2,262 for a Title 25 patient.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Signature File were acknowledged:  1) BigIron Auctions Online Auction Listing and Marketing Agreement (taken under advisement); 2) Abatement Summary cover page; 3) Board of Equalization Order Staying Appeal in the Matter of the Appeal of ConocoPhillips Company/Burlington Resources Oil & Gas (forwarded to the April 2, 2019 meeting); 4) Capital Revolving Fund Asset Information for Motor Grader; and 5) Record of Proceedings.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to ratify the FEMA Public Assistance Management Costs Interim Policy election to receive management costs for events declared between August 1, 2017 and October 4, 2018.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve an Application/Permit to Construct Access Driveway for Martha Blankenship for Big Meadow Road.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Wyoming Department of Transportation’s right-of-way documents related to Riverton Streets (Highway 26/Main Street – Hill Street).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following item in the Priority Mail was reviewed:  Letter of resignation from Dustin Taylor from the Fremont County Fair Board.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to accept the resignation from Dustin Taylor, effective March 14, 2019.  Motion carried unanimously.  Chairman Becker stated he felt there were some issues that needed looked into.

 

There was nobody present for the Public Comment period.

 

Sheriff Ryan Lee reviewed the Commissioners’ recent approval to fill a vacant Warrants Clerk position.  He stated the successful applicant is already employed as a Civilian Control Clerk with a current salary slightly higher than the entry level amount approved by the Commission.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the additional amount to adjust the beginning salary from $35,400 to $35,496.  Motion carried unanimously.  As a result, Sheriff Lee requested permission to advertise the Civilian Control Clerk position at the beginning salary of $28,500.  Clarence Thomas moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve the request to refill the vacant position.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given:

 

A Public Hearing was held at 9:25 a.m., as advertised, regarding Budget Transfers within Fremont County’s FY 2018-2019 budget.  Present was County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2019-05 “Budget Amendment No. 5.”  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a voucher in the amout of $66,000 as payment from the General Fund to the City of Riverton for the Airport Revenue Guarantee.  Motion carried unanimously.  Commissioner Thomas stated this must be a onetime only payment as it is in addition to the yearly contribution made by the County.  Vice-Chairman Allen stated he would request monthly budget updates on the airport revenue status.

 

HDR Engineer Kyle Lehto informed the Commission that the contractor for the FEMA Funded Repair Project – Road Shoulder Repairs on Red Canyon Road, had requested an adjustment to begin April 15th with a final completion date of June 17th, which is a one month delay necessary due to road conditions.  Lehto further stated this will not cause any additional cost to the project.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to issue a Notice to Proceed to 71 Construction to commence April 15, 2019 with Final Completion on June 17, 2019.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Kyle Lehto reviewed two Amendment to Agreement for Engineering Services:  1) FEMA Funded Repairs (Rip Rap repairs on South Fork Bridge and Red Canyon Road) totaling an additional $16,200; and 2) Peterson Road Structure Replacement Project for an additional $17,220.

 

Transportation Department Administrative Secretary Jill Johnson was present to represent Transportation Superintendent Billy Meeks who was attending the pre-bid hearing for the Moneta-Lysite Road Shoulder Improvement Project.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session with Jill Johnson for personnel.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve the recommendation for two new hires for Operator positions in the Riverton area at a beginning salary of $38,000, pending required drug testing.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session regarding personnel.  Present was Deputy County Clerk Margy Irvine.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese and Deputy Margy Irvine reviewed additional costs to the Election budget.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese then reviewed the issues they are having with keeping up with grant monitoring.  She stated Financial Assistant Joe Felix has taken grant classes and she would like to give him the authority as grant monitor, in addition to his regular duties.

 

The vacancy on the Fremont County Fair Board was discussed as related to advertising the vacancy or offering it to the alternate who had already interviewed in December.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to offer the board position to Terri Long-Cash.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Vice-Chairman Larry Allen stated two surplus vehicles could be moved to the pool vehicle fleet (Ford Taurus and GMC Suburban), and then take a high mileage Ford Avenger from the fleet and put into surplus.  This would then bring the pool vehicle fleet number back to four and offer a wider array of vehicle choices.  The Board was in agreement with the plan and he will determine if there is a lease payment required through the Capital Revolving Fund and build it into the upcoming Commission budget accordingly.

 

Chairman Travis Becker met with the BLM acting director last week and specifically discussed requirements from them that are increasing the costs for the Moneta-Lysite Road Improvement Project.  He expects ongoing discussion.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese stated the Department of Family Services announced the continuation of funding through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Community Partnership Initiative for FFY 2020.  Last year the recipient was Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming.  The Commissioners agreed to again sponsor the grant.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 11:30 a.m.  and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on April 2, 2019.  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

March 19, 2019 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

03.19.2019(FULL)

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