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April 11, 2017 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                               APRIL 11, 2017

 

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, Ray Price and Clarence Thomas.  Fremont County Clerk Julie A. Freese present for the meeting.

 

Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Agenda as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Clarence Thomas moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve the Official Minutes of the April 4, 2017 meeting.   Commissioner Price abstained due to his absence.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to accept the regular bills for payment. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
204 Fox Holdings, LLC
County Sheriff
Lodging
$182.00
Ace Hardware-Lander
Segregated
Materials/Supplies
$797.65
Ace Hardware-Riverton
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$61.85
Airgas USA LLC
Transportation
Supplies
$64.63
Alsco, Inc
Segregated
Laundry
$209.65
Apex Surveying, Inc
Transportation
Survey Services
$3,568.00
Bank of the West
Segregated
Credit Card Purchases
$19,499.58
Bank of the West Acct Analysis
Investment Pool
Bank Charges
$951.69
Becker, Travis
County Commission
Reimburse Expenses
$352.80
Bill’s Quality Auto Glass
Vehicle Maintenance
Windshield Repair
$242.94
Bloedorn Lumber-Lander
Segregated
Materials/Supplies
$325.10
Bowdel, Steven P.
Detention Center
Medical Services
$1,462.50
Campbell, Gerald R.
Segregated
Lysite Road Maintenance
$6,983.08
Capital Business Systems, Inc
Transportation
Supplies/Service Contracts
$63.56
Corporate Benefits Consortium LLC
Health Benefit Plan
Insurance Services
$4,541.00
Diebold, Inc.
County Treasurer
Safe Repair/Time Lock Mtce
$639.00
Dubois Frontier, The
Support Services
Advertising
$91.36
Fagnant, Lewis & Brinda, P.C.
County Commission
Consulting Services
$400.00
Gary Brink, Inc
County Buildings – Detention
Materials/Supplies
$464.71
Griebel, Adrianne
Fremont County WIC
Reimburse Expenses
$140.40
Hasco Industrial Supply
Transportation
Materials/Supplies
$59.91
Hehr, Jo
Health Nurse
Reimburse Expenses
$48.00
Information Systems Consult, Inc
Computer Services
Infotel Phone Maintenance
$1,661.31
I-State Truck Center
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$285.49
Jack’s Truck & Equipment
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$71.98
John Deere Financial
Transportation
Materials/Supplies
$131.59
Lander Medical Clinic PC
Family Planning Services
Family Planning
$1,200.00
Lander, City of
Segregated
Water/Sewer
$1,796.53
NAPA Auto Parts-Lander
Segregated
Parts/Supplies
$3,997.99
NAPA Auto Parts-Riverton
Segregated
Parts/Supplies
$2,556.54
National Business Systems, Inc
Segregated
Postage Prepayment/Postcards
$2,694.93
Norco, Inc
Segregated
Rentals/Oxygen/Supplies
$3,362.92
Parkins, Becky
Health Nurse
Reimburse Expenses
$273.60
RELX, Inc.
County Attorney
Research Subscription
$17.41
Riverton Ranger, Inc
Segregated
Advertising
$1,760.08
Riverton Tire & Oil Co., Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Tires/Parts/Services
$2,876.21
Rocky Mountain Power
Segregated
Utilities
$11,834.05
Selby’s
Segregated
Maintenance/Supplies
$200.00
Shoshoni, Town of
Transportation
Water/Sewer
$105.00
Snider, Yvonne
Victim Services – Sheriff
Reimburse Expenses
$157.60
Specialized Pathology Consultants
County Coroner
Autopsy Fee
$1,500.00
Stevens, Cynthia B. MD
CAST
Clinical Supervision
$450.00
Sweetwater Aire, LLC
County Buildings
Services/Materials
$120.00
Tritech Forensics, Inc
County Coroner
Evidence Bags/Tags
$163.58
Truenorth Steel, Inc
Road Material Inventory
Materials
$2,995.39
Tweed’s Wholesale, Co
County Buildings – Detention
Supplies
$132.67
Verizon Wireless
Segregated
Phone Services
$432.15
WCS Telecom
Segregated
Phone Services
$753.48
WCTA
County Treasurer
Fremont County Treasurer Dues
$225.22
Wilkerson, James A, IV, MD, PC
County Coroner
Autopsy
$1,175.00
Wyoming Waste Systems
Segregated
Trash Removal
$2,544.24

$86,624.37
The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) letter of support for the Wind River Reservation Extension Program from Commissioner Thomas; 2) HDR Construction Documents Project Manual for Multiple Bridge Repairs (Project SA-4); and 3) Record of Proceedings.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Surface Owner Consent for Right of Entry Ingress and Egress, AML Project Number 17:6B (Fremont County Road 209, Coal Mine Draw, Hudson).  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve Amendment One to the Memorandum of Understanding between Wyoming Department of Health, Public Health Division, and Fremont County.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Prometric Event Testing Agreement for proctor services for a US Marshall Exam.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve an Application/Permit to Construct Access Driveway submitted by Jerry Schroeder for Alaska Road.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve an Application/Permit to Construct Access Driveway submitted by Ben Snyder for Tunnel Hill Road.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve a Temporary Construction Easement with Western Nuclear, Inc. Motion carried unanimously. Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve an HDR Contract Task Order No. 4 for the Mortimore Lane Pathway.  Motion carried unanimously.   Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve a Union Wireless Enterprise Alliance Change Form for addition of a plan holder.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve an Agreement between Fremont County Public Health and Terrance Hubenka for Pharmacist Services.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The Public Comment period was held:

 

Lander Mayor Delbert McOmie and Assistant Mayor RaJean Strube-Fossen introduced themselves to the new Commissioners.

 

Mortimore Lane resident Carol Sanders expressed concern with the Transportation Superintendent, the walkway on the bridge on Mortimore Lane (unused in winter) and concerns with strollers and dogs on Mortimore Lane, as related to safety issues.

 

Sheriff Hornecker was present for a monthly report.  He began by presenting Lt. McOmie with a 30 year recognition plaque.

 

County Coroner Mark Stratmoen presented a 1st Quarter Summary report.

 

A preliminary budget hearing was held.

 

Guardian EMS Program Director Andrea Abbas presented a March monthly report.

 

Fremont County Library Board Chairman Nancy Wright was joined by Vice-Chairman Don Newton to request several personnel rehires.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve filling the three positions as requested.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Fremont County Planner Steve Baumann reviewed draft Regular Subdivision Regulations.

 

Budget Hearings were held as follows:

 

Agriculture Department.  4-H Educator Alex Malcolm, Ag Educator Chance Marshall and Nutrition Educator Laura Balis were present.

 

Buildings.  Building Supervisor J.R. Oakley was present.

 

Buildings Detention.  Building Supervisor J.R. Oakley was present.

 

Fair Board.  Barney Cosner, Director, was present.

 

Public Health.  Director Kathleen Laidlaw was present.  Laidlaw requested permission to replace a Family Planning Clinical nurse who also provides general public health nursing services across all public health domains.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve filling the full-time State of Wyoming, Department of Health Public Health Nurse position.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Maternal Child Health.

 

Public Health Emergency Preparedness.

 

Family Planning.

 

Public Health.

 

Planning.  Director Steve Baumann was present.

 

Emergency Management.  Kathi Metzler, Director, was present.

 

Fremont County Museums.  Director Scott Goetz was present.

 

Self-Generated Budgets

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given:

 

Commissioner Thomas stated the local newspapers have advertised the upcoming meeting regarding road maintenance on the Wind River Reservation with tribal representatives on April 24th.

 

Vice-Chairman Allen attended the public meeting on the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update which he stated was poorly attended.

 

Commissioner McCarty attended the monthly Weed and Pest board meeting and indicated they are working on their budget.

 

Chairman Becker has been meeting with Department Heads that he serves as liaison to regarding their budget preparation.  He publicly acknowledged the recent passing of Lee Martinez and stated he had a lot of effect on a lot of people and will be sorely missed by the community.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese reviewed changes made to several budgets.  She, Deputy Irvine and Administrative Assistant Enos attended a Town Meeting hosted by the Wyoming Liquor Division to review new laws effective July 1st.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 4:40 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on April 18, 2017.  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, COUNTY CLERK AND CLERK OF THE BOARD

April 11, 2017 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                               APRIL 11, 2017

 

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, Ray Price and Clarence Thomas.  Fremont County Clerk Julie A. Freese present for the meeting.

 

Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Agenda as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Clarence Thomas moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve the Official Minutes of the April 4, 2017 meeting.   Commissioner Price abstained due to his absence.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to accept the regular bills for payment. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
204 Fox Holdings, LLC
County Sheriff
Lodging
$182.00
Ace Hardware-Lander
Segregated
Materials/Supplies
$797.65
Ace Hardware-Riverton
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$61.85
Airgas USA LLC
Transportation
Supplies
$64.63
Alsco, Inc
Segregated
Laundry
$209.65
Apex Surveying, Inc
Transportation
Survey Services
$3,568.00
Bank of the West
Segregated
Credit Card Purchases
$19,499.58
Bank of the West Acct Analysis
Investment Pool
Bank Charges
$951.69
Becker, Travis
County Commission
Reimburse Expenses
$352.80
Bill’s Quality Auto Glass
Vehicle Maintenance
Windshield Repair
$242.94
Bloedorn Lumber-Lander
Segregated
Materials/Supplies
$325.10
Bowdel, Steven P.
Detention Center
Medical Services
$1,462.50
Campbell, Gerald R.
Segregated
Lysite Road Maintenance
$6,983.08
Capital Business Systems, Inc
Transportation
Supplies/Service Contracts
$63.56
Corporate Benefits Consortium LLC
Health Benefit Plan
Insurance Services
$4,541.00
Diebold, Inc.
County Treasurer
Safe Repair/Time Lock Mtce
$639.00
Dubois Frontier, The
Support Services
Advertising
$91.36
Fagnant, Lewis & Brinda, P.C.
County Commission
Consulting Services
$400.00
Gary Brink, Inc
County Buildings – Detention
Materials/Supplies
$464.71
Griebel, Adrianne
Fremont County WIC
Reimburse Expenses
$140.40
Hasco Industrial Supply
Transportation
Materials/Supplies
$59.91
Hehr, Jo
Health Nurse
Reimburse Expenses
$48.00
Information Systems Consult, Inc
Computer Services
Infotel Phone Maintenance
$1,661.31
I-State Truck Center
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$285.49
Jack’s Truck & Equipment
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$71.98
John Deere Financial
Transportation
Materials/Supplies
$131.59
Lander Medical Clinic PC
Family Planning Services
Family Planning
$1,200.00
Lander, City of
Segregated
Water/Sewer
$1,796.53
NAPA Auto Parts-Lander
Segregated
Parts/Supplies
$3,997.99
NAPA Auto Parts-Riverton
Segregated
Parts/Supplies
$2,556.54
National Business Systems, Inc
Segregated
Postage Prepayment/Postcards
$2,694.93
Norco, Inc
Segregated
Rentals/Oxygen/Supplies
$3,362.92
Parkins, Becky
Health Nurse
Reimburse Expenses
$273.60
RELX, Inc.
County Attorney
Research Subscription
$17.41
Riverton Ranger, Inc
Segregated
Advertising
$1,760.08
Riverton Tire & Oil Co., Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Tires/Parts/Services
$2,876.21
Rocky Mountain Power
Segregated
Utilities
$11,834.05
Selby’s
Segregated
Maintenance/Supplies
$200.00
Shoshoni, Town of
Transportation
Water/Sewer
$105.00
Snider, Yvonne
Victim Services – Sheriff
Reimburse Expenses
$157.60
Specialized Pathology Consultants
County Coroner
Autopsy Fee
$1,500.00
Stevens, Cynthia B. MD
CAST
Clinical Supervision
$450.00
Sweetwater Aire, LLC
County Buildings
Services/Materials
$120.00
Tritech Forensics, Inc
County Coroner
Evidence Bags/Tags
$163.58
Truenorth Steel, Inc
Road Material Inventory
Materials
$2,995.39
Tweed’s Wholesale, Co
County Buildings – Detention
Supplies
$132.67
Verizon Wireless
Segregated
Phone Services
$432.15
WCS Telecom
Segregated
Phone Services
$753.48
WCTA
County Treasurer
Fremont County Treasurer Dues
$225.22
Wilkerson, James A, IV, MD, PC
County Coroner
Autopsy
$1,175.00
Wyoming Waste Systems
Segregated
Trash Removal
$2,544.24

$86,624.37
The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) letter of support for the Wind River Reservation Extension Program from Commissioner Thomas; 2) HDR Construction Documents Project Manual for Multiple Bridge Repairs (Project SA-4); and 3) Record of Proceedings.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Surface Owner Consent for Right of Entry Ingress and Egress, AML Project Number 17:6B (Fremont County Road 209, Coal Mine Draw, Hudson).  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve Amendment One to the Memorandum of Understanding between Wyoming Department of Health, Public Health Division, and Fremont County.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Prometric Event Testing Agreement for proctor services for a US Marshall Exam.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve an Application/Permit to Construct Access Driveway submitted by Jerry Schroeder for Alaska Road.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve an Application/Permit to Construct Access Driveway submitted by Ben Snyder for Tunnel Hill Road.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve a Temporary Construction Easement with Western Nuclear, Inc. Motion carried unanimously. Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve an HDR Contract Task Order No. 4 for the Mortimore Lane Pathway.  Motion carried unanimously.   Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve a Union Wireless Enterprise Alliance Change Form for addition of a plan holder.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve an Agreement between Fremont County Public Health and Terrance Hubenka for Pharmacist Services.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The Public Comment period was held:

 

Lander Mayor Delbert McOmie and Assistant Mayor RaJean Strube-Fossen introduced themselves to the new Commissioners.  Strube-Fossen stated the City of Lander has budgeted their cost share for the Section 205 funding for a $495,000 flood study to encompass both Lander and the surrounding areas.  The Commission has cost shared in the past and she requested they continue budgeting their match amount of $25,000 for the next two fiscal years.  Chairman Becker agreed the study will help in finding ways to mitigate the effects of flooding in Lander and the surrounding areas.

 

Mortimore Lane resident Carol Sanders expressed concern with the Transportation Superintendent, the walkway on the bridge on Mortimore Lane (unused in winter) and concerns with strollers and dogs on Mortimore Lane, as related to safety issues.

 

Sheriff Hornecker was present for a monthly report.  He began by presenting Lt. McOmie with a 30 year recognition plaque.  Numerous family and co-workers were present and honored McOmie with a standing ovation for his dedicated service to Fremont County.  Detention statistics were reviewed as follows:  March daily statistics averaged 138 in-house, 150 total and two housed out of County.  This compares to one year ago of 148 in-house, 171 total and four housed out of County.  Today’s statistics total 158 on the total roster, 145 in house and one housed out of County.  Of the total 158 inmates, 52 (50 in house and two out of facility) are sentenced.  There were 306 intakes recorded in March and 106 inmates in detention are pre-adjudicated.  There are four positions open in Detention which the Commission have been made aware of; however, a Nurse position became vacant in between reports to the Commissioners, so due to the critical requirement of the position, the replacement and recruitment process commenced and an applicant is scheduled for hire within the next week.  Chairman Becker requested Sheriff Hornecker keep lines of communication open with the Board, as required on all vacancies.  Two of the four Detention positions should be filled by the end of the month.  The Communications Division has two open positions and the last employee hired is in week ten of in-house training.  Patrol/Enforcement positions are all filled and the newest patrol deputy hired just completed Peace Officer Basic training and will begin in-house training.  Two lateral transfers from Detention into Patrol began Peace Officer Basic Training in Douglas yesterday.  A Patrol deputy in the Lysite area will be retiring in May.  Discussion ensued regarding this position which is a K-9 position and the extra training and costs required for such a position.  Currently there are three K-9 units in Fremont County and it is a tough assignment for those deputies due to required skills.  Sheriff Hornecker reviewed the status of the Public Safety Communications Commission which was restructured during the recent Legislature which will now be funded through WYDOT.  As a member of the Commission, Hornecker stated they are continuing discussion on WYOLINK and user fees.  The issue of those counties who have expended millions towards the WYOLINK system in their County as opposed to those Counties who have expended nothing to date will need to be taken into consideration and implementing a maintenance fee instead of a user fee is being discussed.

 

County Coroner Mark Stratmoen presented a 1st Quarter Summary report as follows: 85 recorded deaths, four more cases than the same time frame in 2016.  55% were Coroner cases (47).  The total number non-natural in manner are less at 25% (12) versus 35% (15) in 2016.  Of those, the accidental deaths is 7 (same for 2016); suicide is two (five less than 2016); homicide is 3 (two more than 2016); motor vehicle/traffic deaths is three (one more than 2016).  Drugs and alcohol related deaths in the first quarter account for 31% of Coroner cases, slightly higher than the same period in 2016 (28%) and considerable higher than that of 2015 (19%).  Eight (67%) of the 12 non-natural deaths involved drugs or alcohol.  For natural deaths, heart disease/cardiac deaths for men ages 30-60 for the first quarter if five, notable in that the first quarter of 2016 had none.   Half of the men who die suddenly of coronary heart disease have no previous symptoms and between 70% and 89% of sudden cardiac events occur in men.  Contributing factors are diabetes, overweight, obesity, poor diet, physical inactivity, excessive alcohol use, high blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol and smoking.  Stratmoen updated the Board on the status of an agreement with Wyoming Life Resource Center for land for a cemetery is moving forward and the Agreement is currently being reviewed by the State AG’s Office.

 

A preliminary budget hearing was held.  Present were County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix.  The Unanticipated Revenues will be advertised prior to the final hearing scheduled for April 18th.

 

Guardian EMS Program Director Andrea Abbas presented a March monthly report – Total runs 435 (911 calls only).  Percentage of total runs for the top four sites are:  Riverton (45.52%); Lander (12.64%); City of Lander (10.57%) and Fort Washakie (8.28%).  In minutes, Unit Notified by Dispatch to Unit arrived on Scene (10.98); Unit Notified by Dispatch to Unit en Route (1.97); Unit en Route to Unit Arrived on Scene (8.37); Unit Arrived on Scene to Unit Left Scene (16.40); Unit Left Scene to Patient Arrived at Destination (10.34); Patient Arrived at Destination to Unit Back in Service (12.78).  Abbas stated she is working on identifying and recruiting First Responders in the outlying areas and working towards offering a Field Training Program. Vice-Chairman Allen recommended Abbas contact those First Responders who did not respond to the e-mail request for background checks, as that process required a very short turnaround time and many volunteers did not get the information in time.  Abbas has been working closely with the Lander Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor regarding ambulance units and their maintenance issues.  In closing, Chairman Becker encouraged Abbas to meet with their IT personnel to determine the status of installation of the GPS system in ambulances which is available through the County.

 

Fremont County Library Board Chairman Nancy Wright was joined by Vice-Chairman Don Newton to request several personnel rehires.  Present in the audience was Bookkeeper Rebecca Thomas and Board member Jane Lynn.  Wright requested authorization to rehire a Library Manager position for the Lander branch.  They currently have an interim Manager appointed, but would like to move the hiring process along to be ready for the new Library Director, Janette McMahon, who begins work on June 5th.  The Riverton Branch Library has two positions to refill:  an 18-hour/week Library Aide and 24-hour/week Young Adult Library Assistant II.  The Personnel Request salary and benefits information was reviewed, indicating a savings into the next budget year of $1,412.  Wright reviewed reduction in Library hours as a response to the resignations by staff at the Riverton branch and the request by the County Commissioners to attempt to cut 10% for the upcoming fiscal year.  A Personnel Budget was reviewed for the current FY 2016-2017 year and the new budget year (FY 2017-2018) that included the three vacant positions.  Also presented were job duties for the various positions at the Dubois, Riverton and Lander branches.  Commissioner Thomas discussed the difference between a governing board vs. an advisory board, and the duties of each.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve filling the three positions as requested.  Motion carried unanimously.  In closing, Wright stated the FY 2017-2018 budget has an 8.5% reduction and not the 10% requested by the Commission.  Chairman Becker expressed concern that some of the Library position job descriptions demanded high education requirements and that perhaps they could take a look at a reduction in education requirements.

 

Fremont County Planner Steve Baumann reviewed draft Regular Subdivision Regulations.  Planning Commission board members JR Oakley and Tom Jones were present in the audience.  Baumann stated that following the completion of the Simple Subdivision Regulations re-write in October 2015, the Fremont County Planning Commission began re-writing the Regular Subdivision Regulations.  State Statute generally dictates what is required in a Regular Subdivision so the majority of the re-write is reformatting with minor additions for new Statute sections and inclusion of new verbiage contained in the Simple Subdivision Regulations and additions for clarification or at the request of the Planning Commission.  The Planning Commission gave unanimous approval of the draft Regulations with the exception of two areas within Chapter 1 – Definitions.  Baumann proceeded to review the pages with changes to provide clarification and answer questions from the Board.    As the review took longer than scheduled, Baumann will return on May 2nd to complete the review and receive Commission approval of the draft Regulations, after which time the 45 day comment period can commence.

 

Budget Hearings were held as follows:

 

Agricultural Department.  4-H Educator Alex Malcolm, Ag Educator Chance Marshall and Nutrition Educator Laura Balis were present.  Last year’s budget was $246,171.  This year’s request is $201,209.  This reduction is 18% and is mainly due to the retirement of an employee.  They do not intend on replacing this position in this fiscal year, however they did add $5,000 to the budget to utilize a former employee for the fair season.  Due to the hiring freeze, the commissioners would have to agree to the addition of this position for next fiscal year.  Half of the 4-H educator’s salary is paid for by Fremont County and half by the University of Wyoming.  The other two educators are paid by the University of Wyoming.  Julie asked that all employees be listed at the hazardous rate as they all will be working out of the office.  Alex will change this and return an updated copy to Julie.  There was discussion on how the addition of employees or replacement employees within the budget should be handled.  It was decided that when a budget is approved, if there is a replacement or addition approved, then the department head does not need to come back for approval specifically for that position.

 

Buildings.  Building Supervisor J.R. Oakley was present.  Last year’s budget for Buildings was $823,992 and this year’s request is $832,589.  J.R. supplied graphs that showed all of the costs based on employee costs, utilities and rentals, and costs that he can control.  In looking at those costs, J.R. didn’t feel he had any areas that he could reduce by 10% since there was only a small amount of costs he can control.  He mentioned that last year he took the request for a barebones budget seriously and cut his budget.  Options he thinks he can do to reduce the budget include:  1) layoff of an employee or 2) quit cleaning and repairing.  He mentioned that a few of the utility costs were higher than expected and he had to increase them for the upcoming year.  Revenue was discussed and the amount listed for the utilities regarding the Lysite road contract is likely not to be renewed and therefore that amount can be eliminated.  Julie asked about the projected $12,000 which has not been received.  She found the budget message for last year stating it was for Guardian maintenance and custodial services which Guardian decided not to pursue.  Commissioner Thomas asked about the increase to his salary line in FY 2015-16.  J.R. stated it was after the Riverton Justice Center opened, he asked and received another custodian to help with all the county buildings in Riverton.

 

Buildings Detention.  Last year’s budget for Buildings Detention was $314,134 and this year’s request is $311,611.  Graphs were also used to show the trend in this budget for employee costs, utilities and costs he can control.  This budget does have revenue from the Detention Endowment Trust Fund and he estimated using $25,000 this year which is for the utility costs.  They are looking to implement a pod refurbishment program of putting their pods back to original or better condition.  However, he is looking to hold off for a year before starting this project. If that were to happen, these costs would be paid directly out of the Detention Endowment Trust Fund.  J.R. reminded the commissioners that he has a total of eight employees including him and most of them go home at noon and after 3:00 p.m. they are down to two people.  They take care of 26 buildings throughout the county.  Chairman Becker asked if the electrical for the Sheriff kiosks were paid out of the Buildings Detention budget.  J.R. said it was paid by the trust fund.

 

Fair Board.  Barney Cosner, Director was present.  Last year’s budget was $793,815 and this year’s request is $771,380.  Barney outlined that the Fair Board took the cut request seriously last year and cut a significant amount out at that time.  Revenues are hard to predict as they have to depend on good weather.  Discussion was held on personnel and options for some of the positions.  Julie asked that Barney look into the principal and interest payment and make sure the interest is listed.  She also asked about the capital assets and he stated they might repair the heating and air conditioning in the Little Wind Hall.  Chairman Becker asked that the Fair Board discuss all of their options for personnel.

 

Public Health.  Director Kathleen Laidlaw was present.  Laidlaw requested permission to replace a Family Planning Clinical nurse who also provides general public health nursing services across all public health domains.  This is a full-time State of Wyoming, Department of Health position, funded 65% by the State and 35% by the County, and is included in budget figures for FY 2017-2018.  She had distributed an explanation identifying the impacts of losing the position.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve filling the full-time State of Wyoming, Department of Health Public Health Nurse position.  Motion carried unanimously.  For the General Fund budget, last year’s budget was $363,387 and this year’s request is $363,172.  Kathy noted that the Wyoming Reimbursement was anticipated to increase from $196,000 to $200,000 and this will not happen due to a retirement and subsequent re-hiring at a lower rate.  LT101 is the long term care assessments that the public health do in the county.  This use to be done on a 6 month basis and now is going to be on an annual basis.  This will show in a reduction in their budget.

 

Maternal Child Health.  Last year’s budget was $136,042 and this year’s request is $149,167.  This budget is fully funded by the state and through a TANF grant and no General Fund money will be added to it.  This fund provides nursing contact, home visiting and support for women and their infants from pregnancy through toddlerhood.

 

Public Health Emergency Preparedness.  Last year’s budget was $85,100 and this year’s request is $88,682.  This is also 100% grant funded.  This is a federally mandated program administered through the Wyoming Department of Health.  This fund helps to partially fund the county’s health officer Dr. Justin Hopkin.  Their mission is to continue to prepare health staff, county employees by the PHEP program and county commissioners and residents of Fremont County for natural and manmade disasters.

 

Family Planning.  This budget is self-sustaining.  Last year’s budget was $57,135 and this year’s request is $57,125.  They receive Title X sub-recipient funding, Medicaid, private insurance, client fees and donations and in-kind services.  Expenditures include birth control methods, medical supplies, office needs, Ahler’s software and an ongoing agreement with Lander Medical Clinic for clinical provider services.

 

Public Health.  The public health fund is a revolving fund—money goes out to purchase supplies and money comes in through fees assessed for vaccinations, vaccination administration, A1C clinics, breast pumps and other billable services.  Last year’s budget was $104,242 with this year’s request at $102,250.

 

Planning.  Director Steve Baumann was present.  Board members J.R. Oakley and Tom Jones were present in the audience.  Last year’s budget was $256,430 with this year’s request of $254,064.  They anticipate a reduction in revenue due to reduced subdivision activity.  All discretionary spending has been eliminated.  Additional cost reductions would require a reduction in personnel.  This department’s budget has been reduced by 14% since FY 2014.  Steve felt all training was up to date at this point.  They have also allowed one of their employees to assist the Assessor’s Office as well as to the Transportation Department.  Part of the Secretary’s salary is paid out of the fuel system budget as she is performing work for that system.  Commissioner McCarty asked about the fees for the subdivision and septic systems.  Steve outlined their charges for these services.  He may discuss some increases to those fees at an upcoming planning meeting.

 

Emergency Management.  Kathi Metzler, Director was present.  Last year’s budget was $142,856 and this year’s request is $138,067.  This budget receives about $30,000 a year from the Wyoming Homeland Security in accordance with Wyoming Statute.  The expenditures have been trimmed as much as possible.  The $6,000 for the sandbags was expended from this budget and estimates for projected expenditures for this year show that the budget will be over expended.  The Clerk’s Office is aware and will follow this budget for the rest of the year and make the appropriate budget transfers as necessary.  Commissioner Allen (liaison) noted that their copier is in bad shape and should be looked at for replacement in the future.

 

Museum.  Director Scott Goetz was present.  Last year’s budget was $622,042 and this year’s request is $551,600.  Reductions are in health insurance where two employees are utilizing other insurances and didn’t need the county insurance.  Sponsorships to each of the museums were increased slightly.  This was based on an increase in sponsorships.  Travel was not used as anticipated as board members did not request reimbursement.  Chairman Becker asked why travel was increased based on potential usage for this year.  Scott stated he didn’t know when they might ask for reimbursement for their mileage.  The Administrative Fee of $10,500 to pay the County Clerk’s Accounts Payable and Payroll Department has been dropped and the Clerk will drop the revenue making this change a wash.  Some items have been moved to the self-generated funds as necessary.

 

Self Generated budgets.  Last year’s budgets were a total of $109,700 with this year’s expected budget of $104,725.  The Director and Board look to continue to grow as many self-generated revenue streams as possible.  Reduction to hours would limit their ability to generate revenue at each museum.  They also receive sponsorship monies received from local businesses.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given:

 

Commissioner Thomas stated the local newspapers have advertised the upcoming meeting regarding road maintenance on the Wind River Reservation with tribal representatives on April 24th.  He will meet with Deputy Attorney Darrough to review the various County appointed boards and their respective duties (governing vs. advisory).

 

Vice-Chairman Allen attended the public meeting on the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update which he stated was poorly attended.  Fremont County and the municipalities are updating the 2012 Plan which identified hazards such as floods, wildfires, drought, severe weather, earthquakes, hazardous materials and landslides, among others, and assesses their potential impacts to people and property.  The Plan update will be a part of a regional hazard mitigation plan that includes the Wind River Reservation and Sublette County.

 

Commissioner McCarty attended the monthly Weed and Pest board meeting and indicated they are working on their budget.

 

Chairman Becker has been meeting with Department Heads that he serves as liaison to regarding their budget preparation.  He publicly acknowledged the recent passing of Lee Martinez and stated he had a lot of effect on a lot of people and will be sorely missed by the community.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese reviewed changes made to several budgets (Coroner, Treasurer, Lander Circuit Court) and stated Financial Assistant Joe Felix is keeping a spreadsheet of all the changes.  She, Deputy Irvine and Administrative Assistant Enos attended a Town Meeting hosted by the Wyoming Liquor Division to review new laws effective July 1st.  Commissioner Allen stated this topic is on the upcoming Fremont County Association of Governments agenda later in the week where the County and municipalities can discuss the changes and try to come to an agreement to standardize hours of operation, etc. in Fremont County.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 4:40 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on April 18, 2017.  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, COUNTY CLERK AND CLERK OF THE BOARD

March 7, 2017 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Monday, April 17th, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                              MARCH 7, 2017

 

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, and Jennifer McCarty.  Clarence Thomas was absent due to personal reasons.  Fremont County Clerk Julie A. Freese present for the meeting.

 

Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the Agenda, as amended.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the Official Minutes of the February 21, 2017 meeting. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to accept the regular bills for payment.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
A & I Distributors
Vehicle Maintenance
Oil/Fluids
$2,132.10
Ace Hardware-Riverton
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$30.36
Advanced Hydraulic & Machine
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$1,137.24
Aegean, LLC
Victim Services – Attorney
Training
$325.00
Airgas USA LLC
Vehicle Maintenance
Supplies
$18.60
All Service Lysite, Inc
1% Gravel Projects
Contract Services
$3,380.00
Alsco, Inc
Segregated
Laundry
$81.42
American Family & Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$10,373.66
American Heritage Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$35.62
Amerigas
County Buildings
Propane
$621.18
AXA Equitable PEDC
Segregated
Annuity
$250.00
Bailey Enterprises, Inc
Inventory
Fuel
$13,488.23
Bill Jones Plumbing & Heating
Segregated
Materials/Services
$498.27
Black Hills Energy
Segregated
Utility Service
$12,666.61
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming
Co Admin
Health Insurance Claims
$252,282.60
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming
Co Admin
Health Insurance
$31,852.95
Bomgaars Supply, Inc
Segregated
Materials/Supplies
$168.79
Boyle Electric, Inc
County Buildings – Detention
Services
$266.35
Campbell, Gerald R.
1% Gravel Projects
Emergency Road Repair
$7,420.00
Capital Business Systems, Inc
Segregated
Supplies & Service Contracts
$1,027.09
Carroll Septic Service
Transportation
Services
$150.00
CenturyLink
Segregated
Telephone Services
$3,193.56
Charter Communications
Segregated
Internet Services
$565.11
Child Support Services/ORS
Payroll
Child Support
$564.00
Clerk of Circuit Court
Payroll
Garnishment
$511.94
Clifford, Gregory P. MD PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$8,019.00
Collection Professionals Insurance
Payroll
Garnishment
$100.00
Colonial Life & Accident Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$188.22
Community Health Center of Central WY
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$50.02
Dubois Telephone Exchange
Segregated
Telephone Services
$1,294.32
Errickson, Carol L.
Detention Center
Sewing Repairs
$45.00
Federal Express Corp
County Sheriff
Shipping Fees
$43.35
Foutz, Traci L
Public Health – Emergency Prep
Reimburse Expenses
$149.10
Freese, Julie
County Clerk
Reimburse Expenses
$238.00
Fremont Chevrolet GMC
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Repairs
$478.90
Fremont County Cattlewomen
Agriculture Department
Catering
$2,680.00
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Health Insurance
$293,496.00
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Witholding/FICA
$211,497.73
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Section 125 Benefits
$43,987.56
Fremont Motors – Lander
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$114.96
Fremont Therapy Group LLC
Detention Center
Inmate Therapy
$2,430.00
Fremont Toyota
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$79.95
Garner, Jessica
Fremont County WIC
Reimburse Expenses
$104.00
Gerard, Jonathan M.
District Court
Court Representation
$1,800.00
Globalstar USA
Search & Rescue
Satellite Phone Service
$141.92
Grainger
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$232.18
Great West Trust
Segregated
Wyoming Benefits
$7,155.00
Griebel, Adrianne
Fremont County WIC
Reimburse Expenses
$140.40
Griffin, Bette J.
Victim Services – Attorney
Travel
$23.20
Healthsmart Benefit Solutions
Segregated
Insurance
$944.00
Hopkin, Justin
Segregated
County Health Officer
$1,400.00
Inberg-Miller Engineers
Riverview Road Asphalt Overlay
Professional Services
$37,707.50
IWORQ Systems, Inc
Transportation
Management Services
$5,400.00
Jack’s Truck & Equipment
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$294.93
John Deere Financial
Transportation
Materials/Supplies
$58.99
Killinger, Trevor
County Buildings
Materials/Repairs
$1,920.00
Lander Journal
County Clerk
Subscription Renewal
$39.95
Lander Medical Clinic PC
Segregated
Medical/Family Planning
$1,318.91
Lander Valley Physicians Practice
Detention Center
Contract Services
$6,568.00
Lander Vision Center
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$105.00
Lander, City of
Segregated
Water/Sewer
$1,833.74
Lawson Products, Inc
Segregated
Parts/Supplies
$1,359.31
Majdic, Thomas
County Attorney
Reimburse Expenses
$32.10
Media Works, Inc
County Sheriff
Supplies
$67.96
MHL Systems
Transportation
Parts/Supplies
$10,922.32
Mr D’s Food Center, Inc
County Sheriff
Supplies
$92.88
NAPA Auto Parts-Riverton
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$359.00
National Business Systems, Inc
County Treasurer
Postage/Postcards
$3,029.97
New York Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$276.00
NMS Laboratories
County Coroner
Toxicology Services
$1,556.00
Norco, Inc
Segregated
Supplies/Services
$3,020.45
Office Shop Inc, The
Segregated
Service Agreement
$291.13
OR Dept. of Justice
Payroll
Child Support
$500.94
O’Reilly Automotive, Inc
County Buildings
Parts/Supplies
$13.67
Overhead Door, Inc
Segregated
Door Parts/Repairs/Labor
$745.83
Paws for Life
County Sheriff
Animal Boarding
$210.00
Postmaster
County Assessor
Box Rent
$70.00
Priority Dispatch, Inc
Dispatch Center
Service Agreement
$15,075.00
Pro-Vision, Inc
County Sheriff
Video Equipment
$33.85
Quill Corporation
Segregated
Office/Computer Supplies
$115.50
R C Lock & Key
County Buildings
Keys/Supplies/Services
$24.00
RACO Industries LLC
County Clerk
Label Supplies
$347.77
Radar Shop, Inc
County Sheriff
Radar Certification
$882.00
Ratigan, Daniel, M.D.
Detention Center
Supervisor Contract
$2,800.00
Riverton Physician Practices LLC
Dispatch Center
Drug Testing
$187.00
Riverton, City of
County Buildings
Water/Sewer
$794.09
RJ Lee Group
County Sheriff
Investigations
$1,313.36
Rocky Mountain Infectious Diseases
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$454.00
Sagewest Health Care
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$24,809.84
Schoneberger, Valerie
Public Defender
Rent
$450.00
Security Transport Service, Inc
Detention Center
Prisoner Transport
$1,633.50
Selby’s
Segregated
Maintenance/Supplies
$200.00
Skaggs Companies, Inc
Segregated
Uniforms/Supplies
$2,065.88
State Disbursement Unit
Payroll
Child Support
$586.00
State of Wyoming
Public Defender
Office Rent
$1,650.00
Stroupe Pest Control, Inc
County Buildings
Pest Control
$200.00
Superior Industrial Supply & Equip.
Transportation
Parts/Supplies
$2,650.90
Swanson Services Corporation
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$211.00
Sweetwater Court
Payroll
Garnishment
$131.61
Talkington, Kay
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$50.00
Terrance R. Martin PC
Public Defender
Rent
$450.00
Total Net Salaries
Segregated
Salaries
$620,589.47
Traveling Computers
Computer Services
Computer Supplies/Services
$1,424.00
Union Telephone Company
Segregated
Cellphone Services
$1,788.89
Valley Lumber & Supply Co., Inc
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$174.94
West Payment Center
District Court
Law Library
$58.00
Western Printing, Inc
Segregated
Printed Supplies
$212.14
Whiting Law, P.C.
District Court
Professional Services
$1,395.00
William H. Smith & Associates, Inc
Tunnel Hill Road Realignment
Surveying Services
$882.00
Wilson, Desiree
Public Defender
Rent
$450.00
Wind River Radiology PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$2,092.00
Wy Dept of Health
Health Nurse
Payroll
$52,011.17
Wy Public Health Laboratory
Detention Center
Lab Fees/Supplies
$129.00
Wy SDU
Payroll
Child Support
$830.00
Wyo Child Support Enforcement
Segregated
Child Support
$450.00
Wyo Dept of Workforce Services
Co Admin
Workers Comp
$21,105.91
Wyoming G A L Program
District Court
Guardians Ad Litem Fees
$4,935.38
Wyoming Retirement System
Co Admin
Contributions
$145,453.47
Wyoming.com
Segregated
Internet Services
$1,077.65

$1,909,842.39
Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to accept a voucher from Wyoming Behavioral Institute in the amount of $2,055.00 for a Title 25 patient.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Abatement Summary cover letter; and 2) Record of Proceedings.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve an Ambulance Maintenance Agreement between Fremont County, Wyoming and Air Medical Resource Group, Inc.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve an amended Standard Agreement for Professional Services with DOWL for Mortimore Lane Reconstruction – Phase I – Construction Phase Services.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve an Agreement between Owner and Contractor for Construction Contract for the Multiple Bridge Repairs – Project MUG Replacement with 71 Construction.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  1) Park County Commission letter to Acting Regional Forester regarding new supervisor position for Shoshone National Forest (Chairman Becker will draft similar letter); 2) request to place link on County Website for Mesothelioma information (forwarded to Public Health); 3) Shoshone National Forest notice of public meeting schedule on Travel Management; and 4) High Plains Power Proxy Vote (taken under advisement).

 

Commissioner Allen reviewed an accident report and three bids received for damage to a County transport truck that was hit by a County snow plow during heavy snow conditions.  Lander Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor Brad Meredith, unavailable for the meeting, had earlier submitted three bids for repairs on the transport truck, with the low bid $2,878.93.  Meredith had recommended to Commissioner Allen that the repairs be made in-house for an estimated replacement part cost of $1,000 plus labor.  Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton was present and reviewed the conditions relating to the crash and subsequent action taken regarding the accident which was a result of driving too fast for conditions.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to repair the transport truck in house with associated costs billed to the Transportation Department.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session regarding personnel and potential litigation with County Clerk Julie Freese and Deputy County Attorney Jodi Darrough.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

UW Extension Educator Alex Malcolm introduced area Educators serving the northwest region.  They each introduced themselves and provided a brief overview of their expertise and program efforts in Fremont County:  Chance Marshall (Fremont County – Ag and Horticulture); Laura Balis (Fremont County – Nutrition & Food Safety); Tina Russell (Wind River Indian Reservation – Sustainable Management of Rangeland Resources); Caitlin Youngquist (Washakie County – Agriculture and Horticulture); Barton Stam (Hot Springs County – Sustainable Management of Rangeland Resources); Mae Smith (Big Horn County – Sustainable Management of Rangeland Resources); Jeremiah Vardiman (Park County – Agriculture and Horticulture); and Alex Malcolm (Fremont County – 4-H and Youth Development).  UW Extension Associate Director Kelly Crane was also present and thanked the Commissioners for their ongoing support of Extension in Fremont County.

 

Historic Preservation Commission member Chuck Lanham reviewed the grant application submitted to the Wyoming Department of Tourism for a Preserve America Sign Project.  The $2,075 grant was successful, and Lanham has been working with County Clerk Freese and Treasurer Harnsberger to get the required paperwork completed prior to receipt of the contract.  Once signs are received, there will be coordination with the Wind River Visitor’s Council, Fremont County Transportation Department (who will install the signs) and Fremont County Museums, to finalize sign sites at entrances into Fremont County and at the Museums.

 

Fremont County and Prosecuting Attorney Patrick LeBrun was present to inform the Board of his intent to change the County’s on-line legal research provider from West Law to LexisNexis.  There will be substantial savings the first year at the introductory cost of $60/month, with the second and third year costing $595/month.  He compared this to the previous provider, West Law, whose charges were $846/month.  They have met with the sales representative and staff is comfortable changing to LexisNexis, effective March 2017.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve the change of contractual services from West Law to LexisNexis.  Motion carried unanimously.  The Board asked that LeBrun include the first, second and third year charges in the County Attorney’s budget message for review during the upcoming budget session, so everyone is clear there will be a price adjustment after the first year.

 

A Public Hearing was held at 10:30 a.m., as advertised, regarding renewals and new Retail Liquor Licenses and a County Retail Malt Beverage Permit.  There was nobody in the audience with comments either for or against the issuance of the licenses.  It was noted that a County Retail Malt Beverage Permit applicant renewal application has not been received; however, per the applicant it should be submitted by the next meeting.  As the Permit renewal process is incomplete, Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to continue the hearing for Lysite Corner Store, LLC County Retail Malt Beverage Permit renewal until March 14, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the following renewals for the license term April 15, 2017 through April 14, 2018:  Retail Liquor License:  Atlantic City Mercantile, B & K Shoreline Stop, Brooks Lake Lodge, Crooked Creek Guest Ranch, Kinnear Store (The); Lava Mountain Lodge; Lazy L & B Ranch; Line Shack (The); Lou’s Midvale Store; Miner’s Delight Inn B & B; Miner’s Grubstake; PMS Fireworks & More; Rezeride Roadhouse, and Split Rock Bar & Café; and County Retail Malt Beverage Permit for Boysen Marina & Campground.  Motion carried unanimously.  Kristin Paulsen was present to represent the owners of a new application for a Retail Liquor License.  She reviewed the intent of the new licensee and stated the business would bring economic development into the Dubois area.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve Wind River Watering Hole, LLC d/b/a Triangle C Ranch.  Motion carried unanimously.  In a related item, the Board reviewed the statute that allows the regular hours of operation for liquor establishments may be modified no more than four days each calendar year designating those dates during city or county fairs, rodeos, pageants, jubilees, special holidays or similar public gatherings when all licensees may operate their dispensing room for a period of twenty-four hours beginning at 6:00 a.m.  The Board has not allowed any 24 hour serving day for many years and there have been no requests from licensees to do so this calendar year.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to not establish any days during this calendar year as 24 hour serving days.  Motion carried unanimously.  Chairman Becker thanked those licensees who have taken the TIPS training and qualified for the 15% fee reduction, and further asked that the remainder be encouraged to do so.

 

Commission meeting reports were given:

 

Vice-Chairman Allen stated the County needs to be proactive with future flood events to take preventative action.  He has been in contact with the Office of Homeland Security who has informed him they will be coordinating with Fremont County Emergency Management for supplemental sand bag support from their available supplies for the 2017 flood season (an estimated 50,000 available from the State).  Both Park and Washakie Counties are in the process of purchasing additional sandbags from the State’s vendor, in addition to what is currently available at the State level.  Allen suggested Fremont County also purchase an additional 40,000 ($.15/each which totals $6,000 plus freight).  He is on the Fremont County Association of Governments Agenda on March 9th to discuss the County cost sharing this expense with other Fremont County municipalities.  He will report back at the following Commission meeting to inform the Board who will partake in the cost share and what the County’s final cost will be.  He will further discuss the budget implication with Fremont County Clerk Freese to come up with a revenue source within the current budget.  The Emergency Management Coordinator has also been in contact with both Tribes to see what manpower and equipment they have available for future flood events, and they have subsequently informed her that they feel they have adequate resources in place.

 

Executive Health Insurance Committee members Jim Massman and Jim Anderson were present, along with Cobecon representatives Rob Henderson, Mystery Slimick, Michelle Conrad and Diana Madvig via speakerphone, to review the Cobecon contract extension.  Present in the audience were Treasurer Scott Harnsberger, Financial Assistant Joe Felix, Deputy County Clerk Margy Irvine, Assessor Tara Berg and Deputy Angie Wilson.  Cobecon would like to continue their services (managing Fremont County’s self-insured health plan with Blue Cross Blue Shield) for 2017.  Cobecon’s fee proposal for 2017 is a 0% increase to monthly fees until July 1, 2017, at which time fees will increase 3% from $4,541 to $4,677 monthly and they submitted a letter discussing recent accomplishments and additional services being included with the contract renewal.  Also proposed is a pass-thru fee of $.55 per employee per month for the Springbuk reporting tool.  This enhanced tool will replace all but the summary BCBS report, and will assist the County Wellness Coordinator get more results from the program.  The Board had concerns with the additional cost of the Springbuk reporting tool as related to the Wellness Coordinator, and wanted to make sure she was on board with using the tool.  It was noted that the additional cost for the Sprinbuk took is not part of the Cobecon contract extension document, and will be addressed at a later date.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the Extension of Contract between Cobecon Corporate Benefits Connection and Fremont County Government for Health Benefits Consulting Services for an annual fee of $55,308.  Motion carried unanimously.  A Fremont County Government Health Benefit Plan Comparative Statement of Revenues, Expenses and Changes in Net Position was reviewed.  The Plan is in excellent financial shape and Massman and Anderson recommended no changes be made in the current rate structure.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to keep the insurance premiums the same for the upcoming fiscal year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton and DOWL Engineer Kasey Jones presented Contract & Construction Documents for Mortimore Lane Reconstruction – Phase I Agreement between Fremont County and Jerry Bornhoft Construction.  Deputy County Attorney will review the material prior to Execution of the Contract by the Chairman and issuance of the Notice to Proceed.

 

Dave Pendleton presented an Application/Permit to Install Cattle Guard submitted by Nicholls Ranch on Diversion Dam Road.  Ranch owner Ty Nicholls will also build a fence along the County right-of-way from the cattle guard to the Division Dam Bridge.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the Cattle Guard Permit as well as approval of the landowner building a fence along the outside edge of the County right-of-way (approximately 75 feet from centerline).  Motion carried unanimously.  A License for New Construction of Utility Crossing or Encroachment submitted by High Plains Power, Inc. for Kingfisher Road was reviewed.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the License as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.  Three separate Licenses for New Construction of Utility Crossing or Encroachment from Dubois Telephone Exchange, Inc. were reviewed.  Red Barn Lane and Mustang Drive are County Maintained roadways.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the Licenses for Red Barn Lane and Mustang Drive.  Motion carried unanimously.  The third License submitted was for Uphill Road, which Pendleton stated is not a County Road, and the Board declined to take action.

 

Dave Pendleton recommended the Board proceed with requesting Proposals, not involving price, from qualified engineering firms for providing design and construction administration services for the Dry Creek Road Improvement Project.  He stated the project is funded through the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Abandoned Mine Lands Division and the Wyoming Business Council.  In general, the project involves performing Final Design, Bidding and Construction Phase services for 7.6 miles of roadway construction between the eastern end of Wyoming State Highway 136 (Gas Hills Highway) and the Natrona County Line.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to proceed with requesting Proposals for the Dry Creek Road project.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

A One Percent Committee membership list was reviewed by Dave Pendleton, along with the status of the ten original members.  Five of the Committee members are no longer available to serve on the Committee. County Commission members will seek additional members and submit those to the entire Board of Fremont County Commissioners on March 21st for discussion.  Pendleton updated the Board on the Lysite Maintenance Contractor by stating he is having some issues with equipment.  As a result, the County has been assisting with their personnel and equipment in the interim.  The Dubois Maintenance Contractor is still experiencing very high winds and snow in that area, as reflected in the monthly invoices.  There have been three consecutive months with their maintenance bill approximately $40,000.  The monthly budget is $9,300 for FY 2016-17.  A list of Flood Damaged roads was presented for review for both the Lander and Riverton areas, as well as their status, all of which have been temporarily repaired with the exception of Beaver Creek Road which is closed.  In closing, Pendleton stated there will be a bid opening on March 13th for construction of the Sweetwater Bridge on Ore Road.

 

Commissioner Price was absent from the remainder of the meeting.

 

BLM Lander Field Manager Rick VanderVoet provided an update to the Commissioners.  Present in the audience was Doug Thompson and JR Oakley.  As there are several new members on the board, VanderVoet reviewed basic office statistics.  He then proceeded to review the Resource Management Plan Implementation, Ongoing Partnerships, and Major Projects (Wild Horse Gathers, Granite Mountain Open Grazing Permit Renewal, South Pass Interpretive Plan, Travel Management, Moneta Divide Oil and Gas Environmental Impact Statement, Uranium Projects, and Wyoming Public Lands Initiative); and Anticipated 2017 Range Conditions.  Commission questions were then discussed and Chairman Becker stated VanderVoet is always welcome at the table and thanked him for the discussion.

 

Juvenile Justice Services Director Susan Shipley distributed a proposed reorganizational chart.  Also present was Melinda Cox.  Shipley stated a reorganization had occurred with the previous board to take all the programs under one Director, herself.  Since that structure has been in place, she has had time to determine the programs would be better served by dividing Juvenile Justice Services into two separate department with herself serving as Department Head for Fremont County Treatment Courts with Court Assisted Supervised Treatment and Juvenile Treatment Court her responsibility.  The second department would be Melinda Cox serving as Department Head for Juvenile Justice Services with Youth Services and Juvenile Alternative to Detention her responsibility.  The women stated both departments will continue to work together.  Following discussion, Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Juvenile Justice Services reorganizational chart to be divided into two departments, Fremont County Treatment Courts and Juvenile Justice Services.  Motion cried unanimously.  Chairman Becker, liaison to the department, who had expressed some concern with the division, stated he would monitor the reorganization structure.  In another matter, Shipley stated she is very cognizant of the Board’s request for no unnecessary spending; however, informed them there will be some required training out of state they must attend to meet accreditation requirements.  Melinda Cox distributed a handout for the Juvenile Alternatives to Detention program for the Board’s information.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese stated she is in the process of scheduling budget hearings with Departments in April and the first part of May.  She requested the Board schedule a work session at their March 21st meeting to look at the entire budget picture prior to the beginning of hearings the following month.  Vice-Chairman Allen will work on the Commissioner’s budget with the assistance of Freese.

 

Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session regarding personnel with County Clerk Julie Freese and Deputy County Attorney Jodi Darrough.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 11:41 a.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on March 14, 2017.  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, COUNTY CLERK AND CLERK OF THE BOARD

April 4, 2017 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                                 APRIL 4, 2017

 

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.  Ray Price was absent for personal reasons.  Fremont County Clerk Julie A. Freese present for the meeting.

 

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

 

Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Official Minutes of the March 21, 2017 meeting, as amended.   Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
Albright, Harold
Planning
Reimburse Mileage
$67.20
American Family & Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$10,384.63
American Heritage Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$35.62
Amerigas Propane LP
County Buildings
Propane
$256.86
AXA Equitable PEDC
Segregated
Annuity
$250.00
Berg Bag Company
Emergency Management
Sandbags
$6,000.00
Best Western Ramkota
Public Health
Lodging/Meals
$364.00
Big Sky Communications Inc
Dispatch Center
Equipment
$296.00
Biometrics4all Inc
Detention Center
Maintenance Plan
$3,055.00
Black Hills Energy
Segregated
Utility Service
$8,803.29
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming
Co Admin
Health Insurance Claims
$462,269.50
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming
Co Admin
Health Insurance
$31,489.82
Blumenshine, Ron
Detention Center
Reimburse Expenses
$135.60
Bomgaars Supply, Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Materials/Supplies
$5.95
Boyle Electric, Inc
County Buildings
Services
$82.65
Bull’s Service & Towing LLC
Vehicle Maintenance
Service
$1,022.47
Capital Business Systems, Inc.
Computer Services
Supplies/Service Contracts
$933.63
Central Wyoming Counseling Center
County Sheriff
Contract Services
$189.00
CenturyLink
Agriculture Department
Telephone Services
$316.21
Charter Communications
Segregated
Internet Services
$562.28
Child Support Services/ORS
Payroll
Child Support
$564.00
Clerk of Circuit Court
Payroll
Garnishment
$252.00
Clifford, Gregory P. MD PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$5,115.00
Collection Professionals Insurance
Payroll
Garnishment
$100.00
Colonial Life & Accident Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$188.22
Eaton Sales & Service, LLC
Fuel Facility
Service/Parts/Materials
$312.42
Edwards Communications
Victim Services – Sheriff
Advertising
$300.00
Federal Express Corp
County Sheriff
Shipping Fees
$32.45
Fremont Chevrolet GMC
Segregated
Parts/Repairs
$3,096.44
Fremont Counseling-Lander
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$7,975.00
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Health Insurance
$334,004.00
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Withholding/FICA
$219,375.09
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Section 125 Benefits
$46,025.37
Fremont Ears Nose & Throat
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$1,395.00
Fremont Motors – Lander
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$1,083.20
Fremont Orthopedic Associates
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$783.00
Globalstar USA
Search & Rescue
Satellite Phone Service
$141.92
Grainger
Public Health
Batteries
$46.56
Great Plains Cleaning Systems, Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Materials/Supplies
$47.30
Great West Trust
Segregated
Wyoming Benefits
$7,155.00
Griswold, Zachary
County Attorney
Reimburse Expenses
$264.00
Hague Auto Body
County Sheriff
Towing
$200.00
Harden, Karen
County Sheriff
Inmate Medical
$119.00
Healthsmart Benefit Solutions
Segregated
Insurance
$944.00
Hopkin,Justin
Segregated
Services
$1,400.00
InReach
Search & Rescue
Spot Locator Service
$130.87
Int’l Academies of Emergency Dispatch
Dispatch Center
Agreement/Training
$515.00
Jeffres,Mary Jo
Segregated
Evaluation Services
$939.00
Laidlaw,Kathleen
Health Nurse
Reimburse Expenses
$156.00
Lander Medical Clinic PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$542.30
Lander Valley Physicians Practices
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$5,203.00
Lander Vision Center
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$135.00
Lewis, Gary
Detention Center
Inmate Laundry
$590.50
Majdic,Thomas
County Attorney
Reimburse Expenses
$16.80
Mark’s Auto Sales & Towing
Abandoned Vehicles
Vehicle Towing
$150.00
Mountain Dental PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$2,905.00
Mr D’s Food Center, Inc
CAST
Supplies
$46.83
New York Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$276.60
Nicoletti-Flater Assoc PLLP
Segregated
Pre-Employee Evaluation
$1,125.00
Ninth District Circuit Court
Payroll
Garnishment
$533.27
Office Shop Inc, The
Segregated
Service Agreement
$248.26
OR Dept. of Justice
Payroll
Child Support
$500.94
Paws for Life
County Sheriff
Animal Boarding
$735.00
Postmortem Pathology Services, Inc
County Coroner
Autopsy
$1,200.00
Print Shop,The
County Clerk
Chairs
$260.00
Quill Corporation
Segregated
Office/Computer Supplies
$637.31
R T Communications
Segregated
Telephone Services
$1,610.11
Ratigan, Daniel, M.D.
Detention Center
Contract Supervision Of Pa
$3,150.00
Redacted
Health Promotion
Wellness Reimbursement
$300.00
Reed’s Moghaun Office Supply
Segregated
Office Supplies
$361.71
Remote Satellite Systems
Search & Rescue
S & R Equipment
$97.90
Riverton Physician Practices LLC
Segregated
Drug Testing
$242.00
Riverton, City of
County Buildings
Water/Sewer
$681.18
Safeway, Inc
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$40.47
Sagewest Health Care
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$37,377.67
Schoneberger, Valerie
Public Defender
Office Rent
$450.00
Sirchie Finger Print Lab
Detention Center
Supplies
$189.45
Sonntag, Sharma
Dispatch Center
Reimburse Expenses
$120.00
State Disbursement Unit
Payroll
Child Support
$586.00
State of Wyoming
Public Defender
Office Rent
$1,650.00
Stryker Sales Corporation
Fremont County Ambulance
Stretcher Lease Payment
$1,257.53
Sweetwater Court
Payroll
Garnishment
$719.78
Sysco Montana, Inc
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$3,164.36
Talkington, Kay
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$141.00
Tegeler & Associates
Detention Center
Notary Bond
$50.00
Terrance R. Martin PC
Public Defender
Office Rent
$450.00
Teton County Sheriff’s Office
County Sheriff
Training
$120.00
Total Net Salaries
Segregated
Salaries
$627,727.62
Tweed’s Wholesale Co
Detention Center
Inmate Board
$1,580.88
Tyler Technologies Inc
County Clerk
Microfilm
$379.25
Uline, Inc
County Sheriff
Office Supplies/Floor Mats
$1,215.15
Union Telephone Company
Segregated
Cellphone Service
$2,107.23
West Payment Center
District Court
Library Plan Charges
$60.90
Western Printing, Inc
County Sheriff
Printed Supplies
$435.86
Whiting Law, P.C.
District Court
Professional Services
$1,402.50
Wilson, Desiree
Public Defender
Office Rent
$450.00
Wind River Radiology PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$669.00
WY Law Enforcement Academy
Segregated
Training/Ammunition
$2,712.00
WY SDU
Payroll
Child Support
$830.00
Wyo Child Support Enforcement
Segregated
Child Support
$450.00
Wyo Dept of Workforce Services
Co Admin
Workers Comp
$21,466.68
Wyoming Retirement System
Co Admin
Contributions
$147,257.79
Wyoming.com
Segregated
Internet Services
$1,077.65

$2,036,867.03
The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Abatement Summary cover sheet; 2) Wind River Visitor’s Council Amended Joint Powers Resolution (taken under advisement until WRVC representatives can be in attendance); and 3) Record of Proceedings.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Memorandum of Understanding with City of Riverton regarding WYDOT’s project to reconstruct North Federal Boulevard in Riverton, Wyoming.  Motion carried unanimously.  The Agreement specifically relates to REACH Park, which is located within the former Chicago Northwestern Railroad Right-of-Way.

 

The Board reviewed earlier action relating to appointments to the Capital Revolving Fund Committee.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to include the Transportation Superintendent as a perpetual committee member and to re-appoint the County Assessor and County Coroner for one additional year to fill the at-large positions.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

A notice of a Public Meeting on Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update scheduled at 6:30 p.m. at the Wyoming Fire Academy was acknowledged.  Vice-Chairman Allen plans to attend.  A letter from Charter Communications was forwarded to the County Attorney’s Office for review regarding renewal of their franchise agreement with Fremont County, due to expire February 2020.

 

Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton stated their Office, along with the Commissioners, have received many calls regarding road conditions (pot holes, washed gravel, etc.); however, maintenance cannot be performed until the roads dry out.  The Board requested his office issue a News Release with that information for the public’s information.

 

Dave Pendleton reviewed the selection of Professional Engineering Services for Dry Creek Road Improvement Project.   Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to accept the recommendation of the Committee to select Inberg Miller Engineers for Professional Engineering Services for Dry Creek Road.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

A Budget Analysis for the Cooper Road Corridor Study, assembled by Dave Pendleton, was reviewed.   Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Cooper Road Corridor Study with WYDOT, City of Riverton and Fremont County.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Also pursuant to WYDOT’s formal selection process, a three-member selection committee chose HDR, Inc. to provide Professional Engineering Services during construction of the Mortimore Lane Pathway.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the selection of HDR, Inc. to provide Professional Engineering Services during construction of the Mortimore Lane Pathway; and if necessary, to approve an alternate firm, DOWL, pending negotiations with HDR.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

As related to his upcoming budget hearing, Dave Pendleton distributed a detailed explanation of the line item for Chains and Cables for the Transportation Department.

 

The status of the 1% Committee was reviewed.

 

County Commissioner meeting reports were given:

 

Vice-Chairman Allen reviewed the Stryker Stretcher Lease that was initiated prior to privatization of the Ambulance System.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to return the stretchers and pay off the lease obligation of approximately $15,090, plus shipping, with funding through the Ambulance Fund.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

WIC—Adrianne Griebel was present.    She further outlined her proposal to not fill a Nurse position but increase the Office Manager position from 20 hours/week to 32 hours/week.  The State reimburses the County for all costs associated with the program.  Later in the meeting, Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve increasing the WIC Office Manager position from 20 to 32 hours/week.  Motion carried unanimously.  It was understood that the State may request the Nurse position be filled at some time in the future.

 

A budget hearing was held at 10:15 a.m., as advertised, regarding Unanticipated Revenues and Capital Assets.  Present were County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to authorize an increase to the Capital Revolving Fund for County Clerk Computers in the amount of $12,000.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to accept the quotes of $11,802 from Dell and pre-purchased from the Inventory Fund for the computer purchases.  Motion carried unanimously.  Clarence Thomas moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2017-07 “FY  2016-17 Budget Amendment No. 6”.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session for legal advice with County Attorney Patrick LeBrun, Deputy Jodi Darrough and Legal Secretary Christy Gabel.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

In other business, Commissioner Thomas stated there should be County Attorney representation at an upcoming meeting with both the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Business Councils regarding their interest in taking over maintenance of roads on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

 

Popo Agie Conservation District Supervisor Kelsey Beck was joined by Natural Resources Conservation Services representative Kevin Edinger to request the County co-sponsor an Emergency Watershed Protection Program for flood relief from February 9-10, 2017.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a blanket letter to NRCS as co-sponsor of an Emergency Watershed Protection Project, showing the County has the ability to levy taxes and exercise the power of eminent domain.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Fremont County Group Home Executive Director Al McClelland began dialog regarding future building and land needs.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese distributed the FY 2016-2017 Budget Book.

 

The following budget hearings were held:

 

County Coroner—Mark Stratmoen, Coroner was present.

 

County Attorney—Patrick Lebrun, County Attorney was present.

 

County Clerk/Elections —Julie Freese, County Clerk and Margy Irvine, Deputy County Clerk were present.

 

District Court—Judge Norman Young and Annette Bregar were present.

 

Clerk of District Court—Kristi Green, Clerk of Court and Cora Gist Deputy Clerk of Court were present.

 

Assessor—Tara Berg, Assessor was present.

 

Treasurer—Scott Harnsberger, Treasurer was present.

 

Lander Circuit Court—Judge Robert Denhardt and Lorelie Calvert, Clerk were present.

 

Riverton Circuit Court

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 4:30 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on April 11, 2017.  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, COUNTY CLERK AND CLERK OF THE BOARD

April 4, 2017 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                                 APRIL 4, 2017

 

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.  Ray Price was absent for personal reasons.  Fremont County Clerk Julie A. Freese present for the meeting.

 

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

 

Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Official Minutes of the March 21, 2017 meeting, as amended.   Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
Albright, Harold
Planning
Reimburse Mileage
$67.20
American Family & Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$10,384.63
American Heritage Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$35.62
Amerigas Propane LP
County Buildings
Propane
$256.86
AXA Equitable PEDC
Segregated
Annuity
$250.00
Berg Bag Company
Emergency Management
Sandbags
$6,000.00
Best Western Ramkota
Public Health
Lodging/Meals
$364.00
Big Sky Communications Inc
Dispatch Center
Equipment
$296.00
Biometrics4all Inc
Detention Center
Maintenance Plan
$3,055.00
Black Hills Energy
Segregated
Utility Service
$8,803.29
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming
Co Admin
Health Insurance Claims
$462,269.50
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming
Co Admin
Health Insurance
$31,489.82
Blumenshine, Ron
Detention Center
Reimburse Expenses
$135.60
Bomgaars Supply, Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Materials/Supplies
$5.95
Boyle Electric, Inc
County Buildings
Services
$82.65
Bull’s Service & Towing LLC
Vehicle Maintenance
Service
$1,022.47
Capital Business Systems, Inc.
Computer Services
Supplies/Service Contracts
$933.63
Central Wyoming Counseling Center
County Sheriff
Contract Services
$189.00
CenturyLink
Agriculture Department
Telephone Services
$316.21
Charter Communications
Segregated
Internet Services
$562.28
Child Support Services/ORS
Payroll
Child Support
$564.00
Clerk of Circuit Court
Payroll
Garnishment
$252.00
Clifford, Gregory P. MD PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$5,115.00
Collection Professionals Insurance
Payroll
Garnishment
$100.00
Colonial Life & Accident Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$188.22
Eaton Sales & Service, LLC
Fuel Facility
Service/Parts/Materials
$312.42
Edwards Communications
Victim Services – Sheriff
Advertising
$300.00
Federal Express Corp
County Sheriff
Shipping Fees
$32.45
Fremont Chevrolet GMC
Segregated
Parts/Repairs
$3,096.44
Fremont Counseling-Lander
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$7,975.00
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Health Insurance
$334,004.00
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Withholding/FICA
$219,375.09
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Section 125 Benefits
$46,025.37
Fremont Ears Nose & Throat
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$1,395.00
Fremont Motors – Lander
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$1,083.20
Fremont Orthopedic Associates
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$783.00
Globalstar USA
Search & Rescue
Satellite Phone Service
$141.92
Grainger
Public Health
Batteries
$46.56
Great Plains Cleaning Systems, Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Materials/Supplies
$47.30
Great West Trust
Segregated
Wyoming Benefits
$7,155.00
Griswold, Zachary
County Attorney
Reimburse Expenses
$264.00
Hague Auto Body
County Sheriff
Towing
$200.00
Harden, Karen
County Sheriff
Inmate Medical
$119.00
Healthsmart Benefit Solutions
Segregated
Insurance
$944.00
Hopkin,Justin
Segregated
Services
$1,400.00
InReach
Search & Rescue
Spot Locator Service
$130.87
Int’l Academies of Emergency Dispatch
Dispatch Center
Agreement/Training
$515.00
Jeffres,Mary Jo
Segregated
Evaluation Services
$939.00
Laidlaw,Kathleen
Health Nurse
Reimburse Expenses
$156.00
Lander Medical Clinic PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$542.30
Lander Valley Physicians Practices
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$5,203.00
Lander Vision Center
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$135.00
Lewis, Gary
Detention Center
Inmate Laundry
$590.50
Majdic,Thomas
County Attorney
Reimburse Expenses
$16.80
Mark’s Auto Sales & Towing
Abandoned Vehicles
Vehicle Towing
$150.00
Mountain Dental PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$2,905.00
Mr D’s Food Center, Inc
CAST
Supplies
$46.83
New York Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$276.60
Nicoletti-Flater Assoc PLLP
Segregated
Pre-Employee Evaluation
$1,125.00
Ninth District Circuit Court
Payroll
Garnishment
$533.27
Office Shop Inc, The
Segregated
Service Agreement
$248.26
OR Dept. of Justice
Payroll
Child Support
$500.94
Paws for Life
County Sheriff
Animal Boarding
$735.00
Postmortem Pathology Services, Inc
County Coroner
Autopsy
$1,200.00
Print Shop,The
County Clerk
Chairs
$260.00
Quill Corporation
Segregated
Office/Computer Supplies
$637.31
R T Communications
Segregated
Telephone Services
$1,610.11
Ratigan, Daniel, M.D.
Detention Center
Contract Supervision Of Pa
$3,150.00
Redacted
Health Promotion
Wellness Reimbursement
$300.00
Reed’s Moghaun Office Supply
Segregated
Office Supplies
$361.71
Remote Satellite Systems
Search & Rescue
S & R Equipment
$97.90
Riverton Physician Practices LLC
Segregated
Drug Testing
$242.00
Riverton, City of
County Buildings
Water/Sewer
$681.18
Safeway, Inc
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$40.47
Sagewest Health Care
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$37,377.67
Schoneberger, Valerie
Public Defender
Office Rent
$450.00
Sirchie Finger Print Lab
Detention Center
Supplies
$189.45
Sonntag, Sharma
Dispatch Center
Reimburse Expenses
$120.00
State Disbursement Unit
Payroll
Child Support
$586.00
State of Wyoming
Public Defender
Office Rent
$1,650.00
Stryker Sales Corporation
Fremont County Ambulance
Stretcher Lease Payment
$1,257.53
Sweetwater Court
Payroll
Garnishment
$719.78
Sysco Montana, Inc
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$3,164.36
Talkington, Kay
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$141.00
Tegeler & Associates
Detention Center
Notary Bond
$50.00
Terrance R. Martin PC
Public Defender
Office Rent
$450.00
Teton County Sheriff’s Office
County Sheriff
Training
$120.00
Total Net Salaries
Segregated
Salaries
$627,727.62
Tweed’s Wholesale Co
Detention Center
Inmate Board
$1,580.88
Tyler Technologies Inc
County Clerk
Microfilm
$379.25
Uline, Inc
County Sheriff
Office Supplies/Floor Mats
$1,215.15
Union Telephone Company
Segregated
Cellphone Service
$2,107.23
West Payment Center
District Court
Library Plan Charges
$60.90
Western Printing, Inc
County Sheriff
Printed Supplies
$435.86
Whiting Law, P.C.
District Court
Professional Services
$1,402.50
Wilson, Desiree
Public Defender
Office Rent
$450.00
Wind River Radiology PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$669.00
WY Law Enforcement Academy
Segregated
Training/Ammunition
$2,712.00
WY SDU
Payroll
Child Support
$830.00
Wyo Child Support Enforcement
Segregated
Child Support
$450.00
Wyo Dept of Workforce Services
Co Admin
Workers Comp
$21,466.68
Wyoming Retirement System
Co Admin
Contributions
$147,257.79
Wyoming.com
Segregated
Internet Services
$1,077.65

$2,036,867.03
The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Abatement Summary cover sheet; 2) Wind River Visitor’s Council Amended Joint Powers Resolution (taken under advisement until WRVC representatives can be in attendance); and 3) Record of Proceedings.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Memorandum of Understanding with City of Riverton regarding WYDOT’s project to reconstruct North Federal Boulevard in Riverton, Wyoming.  Motion carried unanimously.  The Agreement specifically relates to REACH Park, which is located within the former Chicago Northwestern Railroad Right-of-Way.

 

The Board reviewed earlier action relating to appointments to the Capital Revolving Fund Committee. The current membership was downsized in 2015 and consists of five perpetual positions: County Clerk, County Treasurer, Vehicle Maintenance, Financial Assistant and County Commissioner and two at-large positions, elected annually, currently being served by County Assessor and County Coroner.  Chairman Becker recommended that the perpetual membership also include the Transportation Superintendent.  Discussion was held on the two at-large positions being appointed annually and it was noted two year terms would be preferable to one year terms.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to include the Transportation Superintendent as a perpetual committee member and to re-appoint the County Assessor and County Coroner for one additional year to fill the at-large positions.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

A notice of a Public Meeting on Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update scheduled at 6:30 p.m. at the Wyoming Fire Academy was acknowledged.  Vice-Chairman Allen plans to attend.  A letter from Charter Communications was forwarded to the County Attorney’s Office for review regarding renewal of their franchise agreement with Fremont County, due to expire February 2020.

 

Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton stated their Office, along with the Commissioners, have received many calls regarding road conditions (pot holes, washed gravel, etc.); however, maintenance cannot be performed until the roads dry out.  The Board requested his office issue a News Release with that information for the public’s information.

 

Dave Pendleton reviewed the selection of Professional Engineering Services for Dry Creek Road Improvement Project.   As required by the State of Wyoming’s formal selection process, a three-member selection committee met, reviewed consultant submittals, ranked the candidate firms and chose Inberg Miller Engineers.  Pending Commissioner concurrence, the firm will be asked to provide a Scope of Services and a Proposed Fee.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to accept the recommendation of the Committee to select Inberg Miller Engineers for Professional Engineering Services for Dry Creek Road.  Motion carried unanimously.  Pendleton stated the firm had previously completed a majority of the project’s design work for Cameco, a partner in the project.

 

A Budget Analysis for the Cooper Road Corridor Study, assembled by Dave Pendleton, was reviewed.  Revenue will consist of a WYDOT Planning Grant for $50,000 (80%) and both the City of Riverton and Fremont County will contribute $6,250 (10% each).  Once the Scope of Services has been assembled and a project agreement is in place with WYDOT, the next step is to select a consulting engineer.   A Memorandum of Understanding reimbursement agreement will also be drafted between Fremont County and City of Riverton. The project will encompass the west end of State Highway 26 and the east end of Webbwood Road, encompassing some tribal land.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Cooper Road Corridor Study with WYDOT, City of Riverton and Fremont County.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Also pursuant to WYDOT’s formal selection process, a three-member selection committee chose HDR, Inc. to provide Professional Engineering Services during construction of the Mortimore Lane Pathway.  If approved by the Commission, the firm will be requested to provide a Scope of Services and a Proposed Fee.  DOWL designed the Mortimore Lane Phase I Reconstruction project and will be performing construction administration services for Fremont County for the majority of the work.  The Pathway project, funded by a Transportation Alternative Program (TAP grant), is a small portion of the project so there will be some overlap in services.  Dave Pendleton stated the general contractor is ready to begin as irrigation work needs to be completed by May 1st, before water is turned on; however, WYDOT will not approve a Notice to Proceed until there is a Pathway consultant selected.  Work cannot commence on the Pathway until the irrigation work is completed.  Several alternatives were suggested by Pendleton to be able to move forward immediately; however, and the Board stated the importance of keeping the two projects separate and following WYDOT’s process so that it is clear that grant funding will pay for the pathway and 1% money will be used on the actual road construction.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the selection of HDR, Inc. to provide Professional Engineering Services during construction of the Mortimore Lane Pathway; and if necessary, to approve an alternate firm, DOWL, pending negotiations with HDR.  Motion carried unanimously.  The Chairman will execute the agreement subsequent to WYDOT and County Attorney approvals.   The action will immediately be forwarded to WYDOT so they can issue the Notice to Proceed to the contractor as soon as possible.   As background information, Pendleton stated the entire paved asphalt width will be 37’ and include a 6’ Pathway, two 12’ driving lanes with 3’ shoulders, plus a 3’ paved separation between the pathway and roadway shoulder.  A 6” wide white paint stripe and a rumble strip will separate and denote each surface.   This Phase I project will occur between the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie bridge and the Sinks Canyon Highway.

 

As related to his upcoming budget hearing, Dave Pendleton distributed a detailed explanation of the line item for Chains and Cables for the Transportation Department.  Ground Engaging Tools consist of Motor Graders ($36,228 for 10 units); Truck Snow Plows ($19,200 for 8 units); Wheel Loader ($5,000 for 3 medium and 1 small); Dozer – Cat D7 (1 unit totaling $8,320); Excavator – CAT 325D ($600 for 1 unit); Backhoe ($1,000 for 4 units).  Tire Chains and Lifting Chains consist of Motor Grader ($4,601); Wheel Loader ($1,161); Lifting Chains ($500) for a total line item for Chains and Cables of $76,610.

 

The status of the 1% Committee was reviewed.  Chairman Becker stated that Dave Pendleton should take names of interested individuals through the end of the week and then compile a committee to proceed with prioritizing projects in Fremont County.

 

County Commissioner meeting reports were given:

 

Commissioner McCarty attended the Fremont County Recreation Commission meeting which was their annual grant hearing meeting.  The Commission is working on their budget.  She attended the Fremont County Planning Commission meeting.

 

Commissioner Thomas has determined that the date of April 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. works for both the Eastern Shoshone Tribal Council and Northern Arapaho Tribal Council to meet with the Commissioners to begin discussion on the Tribes taking over maintenance of roads on the Wind River Indian Reservation.  The meeting will be held at the Lander Library, Meeting Room A.

 

Vice-Chairman Allen reviewed the Stryker Stretcher Lease that was initiated prior to privatization of the Ambulance System.  Guardian EMS is not using the stretchers and they are currently in storage.  Allen outlined two options for consideration:  Total buy out of $26,169 or pay off obligation of approximately $15,090 and return the stretchers.  Discussion was held regarding other entities that could possible benefit from the stretchers; however, no option was found.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to return the stretchers and pay off the lease obligation of approximately $15,090, plus shipping, with funding through the Ambulance Fund.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Chairman Becker stated he has met with Transportation, JDAI, Youth Services and CAST to review their budgets.  He stated he has received numerous road related complaints and concerns.

The following budget hearing was held:

 

WIC—Adrianne Griebel was present.  Last year’s budget was $122,730 and this year’s request is $83,073.  The state reimburses the county 100% of all costs of this budget.  Adrianne stated that she adjusted her personnel and would like to increase the part time person to full time and not fill the nurse position.  However, the state would like her to get approval from the board to hire that position later in the year if they find it necessary.  She further outlined her proposal to not fill a Nurse position but increase the Office Manager position from 20 hours/week to 32 hours/week.  The State reimburses the County for all costs associated with the program.  Later in the meeting, Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve increasing the WIC Office Manager position from 20 to 32 hours/week.  Motion carried unanimously.  It was understood that the State may request the Nurse position be filled at some time in the future.

 

A budget hearing was held at 10:15 a.m., as advertised, regarding Unanticipated Revenues and Capital Assets.  Present were County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to authorize an increase to the Capital Revolving Fund for County Clerk Computers in the amount of $12,000.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to accept the quotes of $11,802 from Dell and pre-purchased from the Inventory Fund for the computer purchases.  Motion carried unanimously.  Clarence Thomas moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2017-07 “FY  2016-17 Budget Amendment No. 6”.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session for legal advice with County Attorney Patrick LeBrun, Deputy Jodi Darrough and Legal Secretary Christy Gabel.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

In other business, Commissioner Thomas stated there should be County Attorney representation at an upcoming meeting with both the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Business Councils regarding their interest in taking over maintenance of roads on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

 

Popo Agie Conservation District Supervisor Kelsey Beck was joined by Natural Resources Conservation Services representative Kevin Edinger to request the County co-sponsor an Emergency Watershed Protection Program for flood relief from February 9-10, 2017.  This program requires eminent domain and taxing authorities and is a NRCS program that provides up to 75% cost assistance for construction that protects structures.  The program is designed to help people and conserve natural resources by relieving imminent hazards to life and property caused by floods, fires, windstorms, and other natural occurrences.  Sponsor’s obligations are to provide land rights to do the repair work, secure the necessary permits, furnish the local cost share and accomplish the installation.  Two projects occurred during the recent flood event as follows:  1) Davies Ditch – the North Fork River bank collapsed and is threatening the Davies Ditch. Total project cost estimate is $21,000; and 2) Twin Creek – threat to access road.  Total project cost estimate is dependent on practices employed and may vary from $16,000 for rock structures to $72,000 for sheet piling.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a blanket letter to NRCS as co-sponsor of an Emergency Watershed Protection Project, showing the County has the ability to levy taxes and exercise the power of eminent domain.  Motion carried unanimously.  A NRCS Assurances Relating to Real Property Acquisition was signed by the Chairman for spring 2017 Storm Events.  Beck stated there are three conservation districts in the County who can use the same letter for projects effecting their individual districts.  The Board asked for quarterly reports on the status of projects, unless an emergent situation exists that requires immediate attention.

 

Fremont County Group Home Executive Director Al McClelland began dialog regarding future building and land needs.  The Group Homes benefit Fremont County children ages 10-17 years of age.  Services provide for long-term DFS placement, parent or guardian 30-day crisis placemen, and non-secure detention by City and County law enforcement while juveniles await trial dates.  The children attend school, medical appointments and counseling sessions, and the Homes ensure their safety and wellbeing as well as requiring them to do community service.  The Lander Girls Group Home is on North 2nd Street in Lander and the Boys Group Home is on North 8th Street in Riverton, both are older homes and not energy efficient.  The Board would like to build a new facility to house both the Girls and Boys Group Homes at the same site.  The Board would then sell both Group Homes and invest the money to help improve the financial sustainability for the Group Homes.  Grant funding and donations are envisioned to help meet their goal for a new facility.   A combined site would also help with utility and operating cost reduction along with more efficient and effective staffing.  McClelland stated the Board would like to request a land donation of County property for the new site, possible land behind the new Fremont County Justice Center in Riverton (former Major property).  Commissioner Thomas stated it would be good if a detox center could be incorporated into the new site location as well.  McClelland was unsure of the exact amount of acreage required by DFS for a joint site and will research the issue and report back in May.  Chairman Becker also encouraged him to see what City permits for that area and Deputy County Attorney Darrough will begin research on leasing or donating land to a private organization.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese distributed the FY 2016-2017 Budget Book.  She stated the budget messages will be beneficial to review as related to their current budget proposal.  She reviewed Elected Officials salaries which are set every four years and will be reviewed in May of 2018 for another four years.

April 4, 2017

 

The following budget hearings were held:

 

County Coroner—Mark Stratmoen, Coroner was present.  Last year’s budget was $382,564 and this year’s budget is $372,507.  Mark stated he has been voluntarily reducing his budget since he took office.  Contractual costs have gone down and they haven’t had any large incidents which helps his budget.  Mark is planning on hiring an occasional employee for the Dubois area.  Feels that the almost 3% reduction is the maximum he can reduce from his budget.  The eclipse or a major event has not been budgeted in this upcoming budget.  Overtime will be a huge factor during the Eclipse this upcoming year.  Mark felt the estimated $41,695 balance at the end of this fiscal year is not likely.  Julie asked that Mark update his expenditures projections and get these to the clerk.  Commissioner Becker also stated he would like to see changes as they occur.

 

County Attorney—Patrick Lebrun, County Attorney was present.  Last year’s budget was $1,322,443 with this year’s request at $1,315,150.  Patrick recapped that he is down an attorney and a secretary from last year.  Pat has also cut more out of this budget, however he replaced an attorney who took the health insurance which added $17,172 to his line item.  Trials over the fiscal year have been a drain on his current budget.  Pat estimated returning $1,900 after the year is over.  Over the next several months, they have a couple of murders which will take a lot of money out of his budget.  Computer purchases are included in his budget for this year.  He has been working with Kevin but needs to replace some laptops in the near future.  Pat made some changes on the Lexis Nexis subscription that appears to be more this year, but will be a cost savings in the future.

 

County Clerk—Julie Freese, County Clerk and Margy Irvine, Deputy County Clerk were present.  The County Clerk’s current budget is $971,437.  This year’s request is $901,572.  Julie outlined that the revenue for this department has fallen over 13% over the last 3 years.  With that in mind, this means business is slower and that is why she hasn’t asked for one position to be filled at this time.  The expenditures are at about a 7% reduction from last year and that is due to employee turnover that they have experienced over the last year.  Changes from last year include the hosting for the Tyler system for $18,000, a better deal with BLR to get HR books and regain the training module all at the same cost as the books use to cost.  Freese also asked the commissioners to allow her to contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield to handle the Section 125 account.  There are a number of federal regulations that are important to keep on top of.  A move to BC/BS also would allow the employees more flexibility with this pre-tax accounting.  Commissioner Becker asked why the Health Insurance Fund wasn’t paying this and Freese responded that it is her staff that is currently handling this and she felt it wasn’t a cost of the health fund.  Deputy Irvine also stated that the pre-tax account also handles dependent care costs if the employee wishes and is also not a health insurance function.  Commissioner Becker wished to continue this conversation in the near future.

 

The Election’s current budget is $203,226 and the request for next year is $140,693.  The current year’s budget was an election year budget and the upcoming budget is for an off-year election.  Freese noted that the budget was 30% under last year’s and if you compare the off-year budget request with the last off-year budget request, it is still down 9%.  Changes from last year—the county’s move to use county employees as election judges was very favorable and effective.  Freese felt the savings were a great help to this budget.  The floater position that was approved has been also very efficient and cost effective.  This position backs up the Commissioner’s Administrative Assistant, the title department and elections.  Due to the age of the voting machines, Margy stated that batteries must be replaced.  They cost $300 each and have a life of about 10 years.  Freese also noted that they had applied to the Capital Revolving Committee for e-poll books to keep on the committee’s “radar”.  The Legislature intends to study elections and how to address the aging equipment across the state as the federal government had provided funding for that equipment over 10 years ago and the replacement will fall on the counties at this time.  Once this study is complete, it will help Freese and her staff to determine the best course of action for replacement of equipment in Fremont County.

 

District Court—Judge Norman Young and Annette Bregar were present.  Last year’s budget was $145,868.  This year’s request is $141,518.  Annette’s position is a state position.  Half of her salary is being paid through this budget as a reimbursement.  Judge Young recapped for the new Commissioners that he was asked by the Board to ask the State to pay for that position.  Judge Young presented his case to the Legislature and the state agreed to pay half of the position costs.  He tried again a couple of years later to have them take the full cost and that request was denied.  Juries and court appointed attorneys are the hardest lines to control and make up a majority of their budget.  Their copy machine is working at present but if it quits, they will have to purchase one.

 

Clerk of District Court—Kristi Green, Clerk of Court and Cora Gist Deputy Clerk of Court were present.  Last year’s budget was $423,699 and this year’s request is $429,180.  This budget is up slightly which encompass typewriter cleaning fees, travel increase as Kristi has been appointed to a state committee on e-filing and she may need travel money, and the reinstatement fees for the Arcasearch software agreement to access the index for their records.  Last year she had given it up and they used the hard copies every day and it would save clerk time to have that electronic back up and running.  She’s one person short and will not replace that person at this time.  However, right after she sent her budget she received notice that another employee was leaving.  She asked for permission to fill the position and will try to find someone with experience.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve replacing the position up to a maximum salary of $43,000.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Assessor—Tara Berg, Assessor was present.  Deputy Angie Wilson and Supervisor Michael Klaassen were in the audience.  Last year’s budget was $865,238.  This year’s request is $932,033.  Tara discussed her statutory responsibilities.  She also reminded the commissioners that she didn’t fill a position 3 years ago.  She and her staff restructured their jobs and methods of how they did their work.  They tried doing most of their work locally last year, but it’s time to move out into the county.  Most of her 7% increase this year is to fill the one position in her office.  Other increases will be in her contractual obligation with TY Pickett.  They value 59 industrial companies which represent a total of $70 million of assessed valuation.  Tara does not feel the county can afford a full time employee with the expertise required for the amount they are contracting TY Pickett for.  Her staff has to have continuing education to keep their certification therefore the training that was dropped in last year’s budget has to be added back in this year.  Other increases are in fuel since they have to go out in the rural communities which will require more travel and more fuel than previously.  Tara also stated that although they have mailed their own assessment notices, there have been problems with mailings and she decided to utilize Master’s Touch to do the 25,000 piece mass mailing required by law.  This will be a better system as they can sort and mail correctly in bulk, but this system will also work with customers to get their email addresses for future assessment notices to be sent to them by email other than through the mail.  Her hope is that more and more customers will utilize the electronic system and mailing costs will decrease in future budgets.

 

Treasurer—Scott Harnsberger, Treasurer was present.  Last year’s budget was $787,066.  This year’s request is $775,806.  Scott has been appointed to the WACO board and also to NACo and will need to increase his budget for travel this year.  He also has a new deputy who needs to be involved in all aspects of his office and can gain that through going to association meetings.  There is a change in personnel with his deputy retiring and the new replacement being hired at a lesser value.  Postage is up this year due to it being a plate year.  That will end within the next 6 months.  Chairman Becker discussed his salaries and how they were paid.  Scott reported that his budget does not show the employee’s base amount, it actually is showing their base plus two bonuses that he typically gives out two times a year.  He explained that this is his management style and although they receive a base salary then based on performance, they may receive a bonus in December and June.  Commissioner Thomas asked why the bonus aspect was not listed in his budget anywhere.  Thomas thought it should be listed or communicated in his budget so the commissioners know.  Scott stated he had filled out the salary form as the clerk had sent to him.  Thomas again reiterated that there should have at least been a narrative on how this was being paid.  Julie stated that the Wyoming Retirement should not be included in the calculation of the employee’s salary as bonuses do not qualify for Wyoming Retirement.  Scott also noted that one employee has now opted for health insurance which will increase his budget.  Chairman Becker directed the County Clerk to send a request to the Treasurer asking him to address the salary issue by showing base salaries and then a line item for bonuses and to make sure the Wyoming Retirement is not calculated for bonuses.

 

Lander Circuit Court—Judge Robert Denhardt and Lorelie Calvert, Clerk were present.  Last year’s budget was $7,113 and this year’s request is $7,113.  Their phone bills and postage bills are reimbursed directly by the state.  Chairman Becker stated that the postage has never gone above $3000 and asked if it could be reduced.  They were fine with the reduction as long as their postage is covered.  The change will be made to their budget by the Clerk and staff.  They also stated the only other cost that is not covered by the state was their rental payment which are for the Jury box and chairs.

 

Riverton Circuit Court—This budget was reviewed and their current budget is $5,503 and their request for the new fiscal year is $4,264.  They only pay for telephone with the state reimbursing these costs, and their rental payments which are for the filing cabinets when they moved to the new Justice Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 4:30 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on April 11, 2017.  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, COUNTY CLERK AND CLERK OF THE BOARD

March 21, 2017 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                            MARCH 21, 2017

 

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 present for the meeting.

 

Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the Agenda as amended.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Official Minutes of the March 14, 2017 meeting. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to accept the regular bills for payment.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
Advanced Hydraulic & Machine
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$897.34
Ahlers & Company
Family Planning Services
License/Support
$707.68
Amerigas
County Buildings
Propane
$581.46
Arcasearch Corporation
County Clerk
Annual Support
$4,861.00
Bailey Enterprises, Inc
Inventory
Fuel
$11,012.52
Boyle Electric, Inc
Detention Facility Trust Fund
Services
$1,565.24
Capital Business Systems, Inc
Segregated
Supplies/Service Contracts
$34.43
Carquest Auto Parts
Segregated
Parts/Service
$7,945.01
Carroll Septic Service
Transportation
Services
$150.00
CenturyLink
Segregated
Phone Services
$4,156.52
Cloud Peak Counseling Center
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$3,575.00
Corporate Benefits Consortium LLC
Health Benefit Plan
Insurance Services
$4,541.00
Eaton Sales & Service, LLC
Fuel Facility
Parts/Supplies
$1,308.20
Great Plains Cleaning Systems, Inc
Capital Asset Acquisitions
43 Series 2017 Hotsy
$10,005.75
Hasco Industrial Supply
Segregated
Materials/Supplies
$46.71
Jack’s Truck & Equipment
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$263.06
James Gores & Associates, P.C.
Diversion Dam Bridge Replacement
Contractual Services
$15,852.98
KONE Inc
Segregated
Elevator Maintenance
$1,136.25
Lawson Products, Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$573.40
NMS Laboratories
County Coroner
Toxicology Services
$2,690.00
North Park Transportation Co.
County Buildings – Detention
Freight
$379.77
Phillips, Adam E.
District Court
Court Representation
$318.75
Quill Corporation
Segregated
Office/Computer Supplies
$701.64
Riverton Physician Practices LLC
Transportation
Drug Testing
$88.00
Rocky Mountain Wash LLC
County Coroner
Wash Time
$7.75
Six Robblees’, Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$17.67
Stroupe Pest Control, Inc
County Buildings
Pest Control
$315.00
Superior Ind. Supply & Equipment
Transportation
Parts/Supplies
$5,717.10
Tyler Technologies Inc
County Clerk
Quickdocs
$35.00
Valley Lumber & Supply Co., Inc
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$23.26
Verizon Wireless
Segregated
Phone Services
$397.90
West Payment Center
County Attorney
Library Plan Charges
$846.81
Wilkerson, James A, IV, MD, PC
County Coroner
Autopsy
$3,575.00
Wy Public Health Laboratory
Family Planning Services
Lab Fees/Supplies
$366.00
Wyoming Dept of Transportation
Segregated
Fuel
$1,398.41

$86,091.61
 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Larry Allen seconded, to accept vouchers from Fremont Counseling Center for Title 25 patients in the amount of $4,205.00 (January) and $3,770.00 (February).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Licenses for Liquor Establishments; 2) letter to Washakie County Commissioners reiterating Fremont County commitment to contributing $6,000 in the expansion of the Lighthouse facility to include a secure hold; 3) retirement and sympathy card; 4) Wind River Visitors Council Amended Joint Powers Resolution (taken under advisement); and 5) Record of Proceedings.

 

The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  Wyoming Liquor Division notice of Town Hall meeting in Lander on April 5th.  Clarence Thomas moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the appointment of Christopher G. Humphrey as a part-time contract Assistant Public Defender for the State Public Defender Appellant Division throughout the State of Wyoming.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

There was nobody present for the public comment period.

 

Fremont County Library staff member Anita Marple and Board member Jane Lynn requested permission to fill three positions at the Lander Branch.  Following discussion, Chairman Becker asked that Marple return to the next meeting with the requested information so that an informed decision can be made regarding the staffing levels at all libraries in Fremont County.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese updated the Board on two recent vacancies within her Office.    Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to authorize filling the County Clerk’s two Title positions.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

A Public Hearing was held at 9:20 a.m., as advertised, regarding budget amendments.  Present were County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to authorize an increase in the Emergency Repairs line item of the Capital Revolving Fund for a Transportation Flatbed Trailer for $30,000 and a Hotsy Unit for $10,005.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2017-06, FY 2016-2017 Budget Amendment No. 5, for a Capital Assets increase of $25,000 for Emergency Repairs.  Motion carried unanimously.  In final action, Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to accept the actual bid for the Flatbed Trailer in the amount of $29,678.00 from Wyoming Machinery Company and a 43 Series Vertical Heat Chamber (Hotsy) in the amount of $10,005.75 from Great Plains Cleaning Systems.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Serve Wyoming Commissioner Mary Rosenberg was joined by Kathryn Primrose, Billie Jo Santee, Kelly Shaffer, Herb Wilcox and Lisa Johnson, who were all present to express their support of the annual Proclamation in Recognition for National Service.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to Proclaim April 4, 2017 as National Service Recognition Day and encourage residents to recognize the positive impact of national service in Fremont County, to thank those who serve, and to find ways to give back to their communities.  Voting against the motion: Jennifer McCarty.  Motion carried.

 

Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton was joined by HDR Engineering Project Engineer Kyle Lehto, who reviewed the bid opening for Multiple Bridge Repairs – Project SA-4 (Sweetwater River Bridge Replacement Project on Ore Road north of Jeffrey City) and read the three bids as follows:  Reiman Corp. $712,527.50; Hedquist Construction, Inc. $718,538.76 and Jerry Bornhoft Construction, Inc. $815,639.00.  The project budget is $755,000.  The addition of the 5% by out-of-county bidders did not change the outcome.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to accept the low bid from Reiman Corp. in the amount of $712,527.50 and approve a Notice of Award.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Dave Pendleton provided an update on the Mortimore Lane Reconstruction – Phase I project.

 

In other business, Vice-Chairman Allen relayed concerns with some cattle guard widths still being at 12’ instead of the preferred width of 24’ on the Badwater Road intersection at the Natrona County border.

 

EMS Guardian Regional Program Director Matt Strauss introduced newly hired Fremont County Program Director Andrea Abbas who will be the local contact.  Strauss proceeded to review statistics for February.

 

Lander Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor Brad Meredith joined Matt Strauss to review the recently approved Ambulance Maintenance Agreement, specifically related to Major Expenses ($3,500 and over which require County Commissioner approval).  There have been issues with two Ambulances within the fleet.  MS-6 had transmission issues and Meredith stated it is operational and he has released it back into service; however, recommended it be used locally only.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to authorize replacement of the eight injectors for MS-8 at an estimated cost of $4,000, with funding through the appropriate entity.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Fremont County Treasurer Scott Harnsberger took the opportunity to publicly thank Deputy County Treasurer Jim Massman for his 25 years of service to Fremont County due to his pending retirement March 31st.  Numerous co-workers were present in the audience.  The Board also took the opportunity to thank Jim for his expertise and service to Fremont County and to wish him well.

 

Vice-Chairman Allen was absent from the remainder of the meeting.

 

Fremont County Wellness Program Coordinator Penny Fahey provided a power point presentation highlighting programs and activities.

 

Wind River Visitor’s Council Marketing Director Paula McCormick was joined by staff Jennie Hutchinson and Board members Lois Wingerson and Cathy Cline.  A power point presentation was given regarding the 2017 Eclipse.

 

County Assessor Tara Berg, Treasurer Scott Harnsberger and Deputy Jim Massman were present to review Assessed Valuation and Anticipated Revenues.

 

Treasurer Scott Harnsberger reviewed updated revenue projections for the current fiscal year (2017).

 

There being no further business, Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 2:05 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on April 4, 2017.  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, COUNTY CLERK AND CLERK OF THE BOARD

March 21, 2017 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                            MARCH 21, 2017

 

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 present for the meeting.

 

Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the Agenda as amended.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Official Minutes of the March 14, 2017 meeting. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to accept the regular bills for payment.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
Advanced Hydraulic & Machine
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$897.34
Ahlers & Company
Family Planning Services
License/Support
$707.68
Amerigas
County Buildings
Propane
$581.46
Arcasearch Corporation
County Clerk
Annual Support
$4,861.00
Bailey Enterprises, Inc
Inventory
Fuel
$11,012.52
Boyle Electric, Inc
Detention Facility Trust Fund
Services
$1,565.24
Capital Business Systems, Inc
Segregated
Supplies/Service Contracts
$34.43
Carquest Auto Parts
Segregated
Parts/Service
$7,945.01
Carroll Septic Service
Transportation
Services
$150.00
CenturyLink
Segregated
Phone Services
$4,156.52
Cloud Peak Counseling Center
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$3,575.00
Corporate Benefits Consortium LLC
Health Benefit Plan
Insurance Services
$4,541.00
Eaton Sales & Service, LLC
Fuel Facility
Parts/Supplies
$1,308.20
Great Plains Cleaning Systems, Inc
Capital Asset Acquisitions
43 Series 2017 Hotsy
$10,005.75
Hasco Industrial Supply
Segregated
Materials/Supplies
$46.71
Jack’s Truck & Equipment
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$263.06
James Gores & Associates, P.C.
Diversion Dam Bridge Replacement
Contractual Services
$15,852.98
KONE Inc
Segregated
Elevator Maintenance
$1,136.25
Lawson Products, Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$573.40
NMS Laboratories
County Coroner
Toxicology Services
$2,690.00
North Park Transportation Co.
County Buildings – Detention
Freight
$379.77
Phillips, Adam E.
District Court
Court Representation
$318.75
Quill Corporation
Segregated
Office/Computer Supplies
$701.64
Riverton Physician Practices LLC
Transportation
Drug Testing
$88.00
Rocky Mountain Wash LLC
County Coroner
Wash Time
$7.75
Six Robblees’, Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$17.67
Stroupe Pest Control, Inc
County Buildings
Pest Control
$315.00
Superior Ind. Supply & Equipment
Transportation
Parts/Supplies
$5,717.10
Tyler Technologies Inc
County Clerk
Quickdocs
$35.00
Valley Lumber & Supply Co., Inc
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$23.26
Verizon Wireless
Segregated
Phone Services
$397.90
West Payment Center
County Attorney
Library Plan Charges
$846.81
Wilkerson, James A, IV, MD, PC
County Coroner
Autopsy
$3,575.00
Wy Public Health Laboratory
Family Planning Services
Lab Fees/Supplies
$366.00
Wyoming Dept of Transportation
Segregated
Fuel
$1,398.41

$86,091.61
Jennifer McCarty moved, Larry Allen seconded, to accept vouchers from Fremont Counseling Center for Title 25 patients in the amount of $4,205.00 (January) and $3,770.00 (February).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Licenses for Liquor Establishments; 2) letter to Washakie County Commissioners reiterating Fremont County commitment to contributing $6,000 in the expansion of the Lighthouse facility to include a secure hold; 3) retirement and sympathy card; 4) Wind River Visitors Council Amended Joint Powers Resolution (taken under advisement); and 5) Record of Proceedings.

 

The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  Wyoming Liquor Division notice of Town Hall meeting in Lander on April 5th.  Clarence Thomas moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the appointment of Christopher G. Humphrey as a part-time contract Assistant Public Defender for the State Public Defender Appellant Division throughout the State of Wyoming.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

There was nobody present for the public comment period.

 

Fremont County Library staff member Anita Marple and Board member Jane Lynn requested permission to fill three positions at the Lander Branch.  Marple stated, pending Commission approval, that she has been promoted to the Lander Branch Manager position, which will leave a vacant full-time Library Assistant position.  She expects that position to be filled in-house by either a part-time Library Assistant or part-time Library Aide, which will then leave a part-time vacancy in one of those two positions.    Marple stated these are not new positions and included in the upcoming fiscal year’s budget.    Commissioner Thomas reiterated his concern with an earlier request for filling vacancies in the Riverton Branch, and his subsequent request from the interim Director for an organizational chart and structure showing current staffing levels and job descriptions for the different positions.   He has also recently been informed of a part-time Teen Librarian position in the Lander Branch which will be eliminated in the upcoming budget scenario.  Marple concurred that the upcoming budget will eliminate one part-time Teen Librarian position at the Lander Branch, leaving one full-time Teen Librarian, although is not ideal, but necessary due to budget constraints.  Lynn stated demographics played a large part in the decision, stating the Riverton Branch has a higher influx of students after school, so both a part-time and full-time Teen Librarian position will remain there.  Thomas stated the requested information, when available, would give him knowledge of the structure and job duties of the individual positions, so that he can determine if another position could fill in the gap for the teen Librarian.  Following discussion, Chairman Becker asked that Marple return to the next meeting with the requested information so that an informed decision can be made regarding the staffing levels at all libraries in Fremont County.  In closing, Marple stated the Library is in the information business and they would be happy to assist in any way with research issues, getting information out to the community, etc.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese updated the Board on two recent vacancies within her Office.  She distributed her current FY 2016-2017 adopted budget Salary and Benefit Worksheet.  She has promoted a Title Clerk to fill the Accounts Payable position and recently received a resignation, leaving two vacant Title Clerk positions as of April 1st.  She reminded the Board she still has one additional position she has not filled, due to the recent capability of e-recording documents and her wanting time to determine if this position was needed.  The current work load in the Title area warrants filling both positions.  A revised Salary Worksheet was also reviewed, indicating the salary range for two new Title Clerks at entry level ($27,500), resulting in a reduction in the salary line item.  She noted all the Clerks are cross-trained and can work either titles or recordings, as needed.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to authorize filling the County Clerk’s two Title positions.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

A Public Hearing was held at 9:20 a.m., as advertised, regarding budget amendments.  Present were County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to authorize an increase in the Emergency Repairs line item of the Capital Revolving Fund for a Transportation Flatbed Trailer for $30,000 and a Hotsy Unit for $10,005.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2017-06, FY 2016-2017 Budget Amendment No. 5, for a Capital Assets increase of $25,000 for Emergency Repairs.  Motion carried unanimously.  In final action, Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to accept the actual bid for the Flatbed Trailer in the amount of $29,678.00 from Wyoming Machinery Company and a 43 Series Vertical Heat Chamber (Hotsy) in the amount of $10,005.75 from Great Plains Cleaning Systems.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Serve Wyoming Commissioner Mary Rosenberg was joined by Kathryn Primrose, Billie Jo Santee, Kelly Shaffer, Herb Wilcox and Lisa Johnson, who were all present to express their support of the annual Proclamation in Recognition for National Service.  The goal is to highlight the impact of AmeriCorps, VISTA and Senior Corps (Foster Grandparent Program, Senior Companion Program and RSVP) and other national service programs in tackling local problems and managing volunteers for greater impact.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to Proclaim April 4, 2017 as National Service Recognition Day and encourage residents to recognize the positive impact of national service in Fremont County, to thank those who serve, and to find ways to give back to their communities.  Voting against the motion: Jennifer McCarty.  Motion carried.

 

Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton was joined by HDR Engineering Project Engineer Kyle Lehto, who reviewed the bid opening for Multiple Bridge Repairs – Project SA-4 (Sweetwater River Bridge Replacement Project on Ore Road north of Jeffrey City) and read the three bids as follows:  Reiman Corp. $712,527.50; Hedquist Construction, Inc. $718,538.76 and Jerry Bornhoft Construction, Inc. $815,639.00.  The project budget is $755,000.  The addition of the 5% by out-of-county bidders did not change the outcome.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to accept the low bid from Reiman Corp. in the amount of $712,527.50 and approve a Notice of Award.  Motion carried unanimously.  The Board requested a list of the subcontractors for their review prior to executing the Notice to Proceed for the project that has a completion date of December 1st.  In other business, Lehto reviewed a Fremont County Multiple Bridge Repairs Combined Projects Budget Review.  To date, there is a $265,935.68 surplus remaining.  Vice-Chairman Allen was asked to be contacted of the date of the pre-construction meeting for Project SA-3 (Badwater Bridge Rehab Project on the Moneta-Lysite Highway).

 

Dave Pendleton provided an update on the Mortimore Lane Reconstruction – Phase I project.  HDR Engineering was selected, using WYDOT’s selection process, to provide engineering services for the pathway portion of the project and will be negotiating Scope of Services with them.  A pre-construction conference was held with Jerry Bornhoft Construction, Inc. who was awarded the contract to reconstruct 2,080 feet of Mortimore Lane between State Route 131 (Sinks Canyon Road) to the bridge at the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River with a pedestrian pathway on the north edge.  The deadline for irrigation work is before May 1st and a construction schedule is expected soon.  Advertising for Consultants on Dry Creek Road is taking place and an advertisement for consultants for the Moneta/Lysite project (1% funding matching State funding) and the Board agreed with Pendleton to use the State’s list of preferred consultants.  The Board had earlier agreed to the Cooper Road Corridor Study; however, the 90/10 Federal Grant/local match with County and City of Riverton, earlier designated for the project, is not available, but an 80/20 grant is, making the County’s contribution $6,250 instead of $3,000.  The long term expectations of the Study are to establish a connecting road with Webbwood Road, improve the intersection with Airport Road and Highway 26, and improve sharp corners.  The Plan will provide options to improve safety as well as a template to move forward.  Pendleton stated the County’s match would be funded by the Road Construction Fund.  The Board asked for a Budget Analysis on the project for review prior to a decision being made at a later meeting.   The Board reviewed a letter they received from Office of Homeland Security stating FEMA has officially closed the Public Assistance portion of a FEMA/State Agreement for flood related activity occurring in FY 2010/2011.  Pendleton stated he has paperwork to complete as part of the procedure.

 

In other business, Vice-Chairman Allen relayed concerns with some cattle guard widths still being at 12’ instead of the preferred width of 24’ on the Badwater Road intersection at the Natrona County border. Pendleton indicated that he had an agreement with Natrona County whereby they installed a 24’ wide cattle guard on the East Lost Cabin Road and Fremont County installs a 24’ cattle guard on the Badwater Road.  Fremont County has yet to fulfill its end of the bargain and needs to reciprocate.  He further expressed concern with the condition of delineator posts along much of County Roads (missing, damaged, etc.).  Pendleton acknowledged the situation, and stated the farming community is responsible for much of the damage, caused by wide equipment such as swathers.

 

EMS Guardian Regional Program Director Matt Strauss introduced newly hired Fremont County Program Director Andrea Abbas who will be the local contact.  Strauss proceeded to review statistics for February:  Total runs 474 (911 calls only).  Percentage of total runs for the top four sites are:  Riverton (44.09%); Lander (13.71%); City of Lander (9.49%) and City of Riverton (8.65%).  In minutes, Unit Notified by Dispatch to Unit arrived on Scene (12.39); Unit Notified by Dispatch to Unit En Route (1.95); Unit En Route to Unit Arrived on Scene (9.84); Unit Arrived on Scene to Unit Left Scene (15.81) and down from previous statistics of 20.1; Unit Left Scene to Patient Arrived at Destination (9.98); Patient Arrived at Destination to Unit Back in Service (13.48).

 

Lander Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor Brad Meredith joined Matt Strauss to review the recently approved Ambulance Maintenance Agreement, specifically related to Major Expenses ($3,500 and over which require County Commissioner approval).  There have been issues with two Ambulances within the fleet.  MS-6 had transmission issues and Meredith stated it is operational and he has released it back into service; however, recommended it be used locally only.  MS-8 is in need of replacement of all eight injectors at a cost of $372.88 each, plus labor, which will put the repairs over the $3,500 threshold in the Agreement, requiring approval by the Commissioners.  Deputy County Attorney Jodi Darrough will get clarification on who is the responsible party for the repair costs and report back to the Board.   In the meantime due to the urgency of the repairs, Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to authorize replacement of the eight injectors for MS-8 at an estimated cost of $4,000, with funding through the appropriate entity.  Motion carried unanimously.  The Board agreed that if the repair cost is the County’s responsibility, it would be funded from the Ambulance Fund.

 

Fremont County Treasurer Scott Harnsberger took the opportunity to publicly thank Deputy County Treasurer Jim Massman for his 25 years of service to Fremont County due to his pending retirement March 31st.  Numerous co-workers were present in the audience.  The Board also took the opportunity to thank Jim for his expertise and service to Fremont County and to wish him well.

 

Vice-Chairman Allen was absent from the remainder of the meeting.

 

Fremont County Wellness Program Coordinator Penny Fahey provided a power point presentation highlighting programs and activities.  Premium Reduction Program:  Employees and spouses can receive up to $100/month/person by meeting four health standards (annually effective July 1st).  There is also a Second Chances Program that allows participants, who do not achieve a standard(s) prior to July 1st, to re-measure between October and December, and if they qualify at that time, to adjust premiums in January.  Participation Incentive Program:  any participant who does not meet one or more standards for the Reduction Program, and are not receiving the full premium reduction, can make up the difference by earning an incentive awarded twice per year (based on three areas identified needing the most improvement -blood pressure, physical activity and healthy weight).  The Wellness Program has partnered with the American Heart Association to offer its Check.Change.Control! Program promoting blood pressure awareness through regular monitoring as well as being an official program partner with Every Body Walk! Prescription Coverage:  prescriptions for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma and diabetes can be covered at no cost for employees, spouses and dependents, based upon participation requirements.  In closing, Fahey encouraged all participants to be aware of the Wellness Website (www.fremontcountywellness.com).

 

Wind River Visitor’s Council Marketing Director Paula McCormick was joined by staff Jennie Hutchinson and Board members Lois Wingerson and Cathy Cline.  A power point presentation was given regarding the 2017 Eclipse.  There is 152 days left to prepare for the August 21, 2017 at 11:38 a.m. event.  Fremont County will be greatly impacted as certain areas will have 2+ minutes of totality, a small chance of clouds, clearer skies due to higher altitude, open spaces to view and Highway 134/26/287 mobility.  Short and long term economic impacts, tourism promotion (turning 1-2 minutes into 2-5 day event, become the destination, sell something, increase return visitors, short and long-term tourism effects).  The visitors will need safety, fuel, directions, food and water, bathrooms, viewing site, overnight lodging, camping and day parking.    A website has been established and interested persons can sign up for Wind River Eclipse Digital Newsletter and Weekly Industry Manual e-mails (WindRiverEclipse.org).  The following business related brochures had been distributed: Business Planning Guide, Business Contact list, Checklist, Department of Revenue information for Vendors making Occasional Sales in Wyoming.  Just recently received was a Natrona County Permit “Solar Eclipse Event Permit Application” which was distributed for review.  The Board took the Permit under advisement and will meet with the County Planner at a later date to see if Fremont County wishes to use a similar process.  Chairman Becker asked for an update on how the Lodging Tax is distributed through the Wind River Visitor’s Council.  The group stated the importance of networking private rental opportunities with the Council, as well as with Emergency Management, so that maps can be provided in case of emergencies.  Car rentals will be a concern for people flying into the area.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given:

 

Commissioner McCarty attended the monthly Fremont County Museum Board meeting and the Solid Waste Disposal District Board meeting.

 

Commissioner Thomas stated both Eastern Shoshone Tribal Council Chairman Wagon and Northern Arapaho Tribal Chairman Brown are interested in a meeting with the County Commission to discuss the Tribes taking over ownership of roads on the Wind River Indian Reservation.  He and Vice-Chairman Allen will work on a mutually agreeable date for the meeting and venue.

 

Chairman Becker has been meeting with Department Heads he is liaison for regarding the upcoming budget.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese stated revenue projections would be presented later in the day and that for budgeting purposes, she has used that information.   The budgets she has received to date are complying with the 10% reduction requested by the Commission.  Budget hearings will begin April 4th.

 

County Assessor Tara Berg, Treasurer Scott Harnsberger and Deputy Jim Massman were present to review Assessed Valuation and Anticipated Revenues.  Deputy Treasurer Jim Anderson and Financial Assistant Joe Felix were present in the audience.  Assessor Berg stated she and the Treasurer’s Office have worked together to develop assessed value projections.  They anticipated that total assessed value (less veteran’s exemption) will decrease 9% ($58 million) to $611 million for fiscal year 2018 (tax year 2017).  They anticipate a $28 million decrease in natural gas, $16 million decrease in oil, $14 million decrease in locally assessed property.  The anticipated assessed value for fiscal year 2019 will recover 8% to $659 million.  The certified assessed value for fiscal year 2017 will be available mid-June.  The projections are based on numerous assumptions and thus the actual assessed value may differ significantly from projected amounts.  Oil and gas volumes for fiscal year 2018 projections are based on statistics from the Wyoming Oil and Gas Commission (CREG report) and market prices.  Massman reviewed a spreadsheet and chart of the actual assessed valuations and projections.

 

Treasurer Scott Harnsberger reviewed updated revenue projections for the current fiscal year (2017).  He anticipates $21.5 million of general fund revenue and transfers (including property taxes); $22.1 million of general fund revenue for next fiscal year (2018).  The current year estimate anticipates a general fund net decrease of 1.4 million when compared to the adopted budget as of January 2017.  Significant changes include property tax collections (decrease $220,000), State sales and use tax (decrease $700,000); transfer from Forest Reserve (decrease $381,000).  The upcoming year projections anticipates $22.1 million of revenue, a net increase of $634,000.  Significant changes include property taxes (decrease $522,000), Federal Payment in Lieu of Taxes (increase $540,000).  Fund transfers are anticipated to help offset depressed values (Capital Revolving Internal Service Fund – $500,000; Health Benefit Plan – $300,000; Investment Pool Internal Service Fund – $500,000 and Road Construction Special Revenue Fund – $1.1 million).  The projection for the upcoming year is based on many assumptions and judgments.  A Revenue Projection Summary spreadsheet was also presented for review.  When asked by Chairman Becker if additional sales tax revenue related to the Eclipse 2017 event was included in projected revenue; Harnsberger stated it was not.  Chairman Becker requested a quarterly report be provided so the Commission can track sales tax revenue in the County.

 

There being no further business, Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 2:05 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on April 4, 2017.  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, COUNTY CLERK AND CLERK OF THE BOARD

March 14, 2017 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                            MARCH 14, 2017

 

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 present for the meeting.

 

Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Official Minutes of the March 7, 2017 meeting, as amended. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to accept the regular bills for payment.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
A. D. Martin Lumber Co
Transportation
Materials
$182.23
Ace Hardware-Lander
Segregated
Materials/Supplies
$106.70
Ace Hardware-Riverton
Segregated
Materials/Supplies
$119.21
Airgas USA LLC
Vehicle Maintenance
Supplies
$149.30
B I Inc
Detention Center
Monthly Charges
$293.07
Bailey Enterprises, Inc
Segregated
Fuel/Supplies/Parts/Service
$1,256.19
Bank of the West
Segregated
Credit Card Charges
$16,017.66
Bank of the West Acct Analysis
Investment Pool
Bank Charges
$667.22
Becker, Travis
County Commission
Reimburse Expenses
$200.00
Bill Jones Plumbing & Heating
County Buildings – Detention
Materials/Services
$237.00
Bloedorn Lumber-Lander
Segregated
Materials/Supplies
$385.17
Bloedorn Lumber-Riverton
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$4.51
Boyle Electric, Inc
County Buildings – Detention
Services
$37.50
Campbell, Gerald R.
Segregated
Lysite Road Maintenance
$10,206.98
Capital Business Systems, Inc
Segregated
Supplies/Service Contracts
$84.39
Coast to Coast Computer Products, Inc
Segregated
Computer Supplies
$1,811.44
Communication Technologies, Inc
Segregated
Maintenance Agreement/Repairs
$3,930.04
Desert Mountain Corporation
Transportation
Ice Slicer
$2,559.67
Dubois Telephone Exchange
Dispatch Center
Windy Ridge Lease
$560.00
Eagle Uniform & Supply, Co
Vehicle Maintenance
Laundry Services
$31.13
Fremont Broadcasting
Agriculture Department
Advertising
$150.00
Fremont County School District #25
Youth Services
JDAI Meals
$148.60
Fremont County Sheriff
County Sheriff
Petty Cash Reimbursement
$23.44
Fremont Motor Riverton, Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$2,675.34
Fremont Orthopaedics PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$984.00
Hammer Enterprises, Inc
County Coroner
Shredding Files
$75.00
Harris, Cindy
Juvenile Justice
Contractual Services
$100.00
Hasco Industrial Supply
Transportation
Materials/Supplies
$454.40
HDR Engineering, Inc
Bridge Repair Engineering
Contractual Services
$37,322.06
High Plains Power, Inc
Segregated
Utilities
$1,546.78
Homax Oil Sales, Inc
Detention Center
Fuel
$88.55
I-State Truck Center
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$237.28
Lander Medical Clinic, PC
Family Planning Services
Family Planning
$750.00
Lewis, Gary
Detention Center
Inmate Laundry
$802.20
Linton’s Big R Store
Segregated
Uniform/Supplies
$273.89
Mr D’s Food Center, Inc
Segregated
Supplies
$842.27
NAPA Auto Parts-Lander
Segregated
Parts/Supplies
$1,669.85
Neopost USA, Inc
Segregated
Postage Machine Meter Rental
$302.69
Norco, Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Supplies/Service
$522.18
Office Shop, Inc The
Segregated
Service Agreement/Copies
$580.46
Overhead Door, Inc
County Buildings – Detention
Door Parts/Repairs/Labor
$437.00
Palace Pharmacy
Detention Center
Inmate Prescriptions
$8,623.06
Pavillion, Town of
County Buildings
Water
$75.00
Plainsman Printing & Supply
Clerk of District Court
Printed Supplies
$354.18
Post, Raymond
Segregated
Car Wash
$31.54
Postmaster
Segregated
Box Rent
$186.00
Riverton Physician Practices LLC
Segregated
Drug Testing
$349.00
Riverton Ranger, Inc
Segregated
Subscription/Advertising
$2,519.09
Riverton Tire & Oil Co Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Tires/Parts/Supplies/Services
$1,415.68
Robertson, Sean
Youth Services
Reimburse Expenses
$11.64
Rocky Mountain Power
Segregated
Utilities
$12,196.71
Rocky Mountain Wash LLC
County Sheriff
Wash Time
$72.00
Snider, Yvonne
Victim Services – Sheriff
Reimburse Expenses
$151.20
Spoonhunter, Leslie
Fremont County WIC
Reimburse Expenses
$98.40
Swanson Services Corporation
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$208.00
Sweetwater County Sheriff
Detention Center
Inmate Housing
$5,460.00
Tegeler & Associates
Detention Center
Notary Bond
$50.00
Transmetron, Inc
Detention Center
Drug Test Kits
$397.83
Tweed’s Wholesale, Co
Segregated
Inmate Board/Supplies
$7,417.52
T-Y Excavation, Inc
Transportation
Dubois Road Maintenance
$43,997.50
University of Wyoming
Agriculture Department
3rd Quarter Contract Salary
$7,891.50
Valley Lumber & Supply Co., Inc
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$24.66
Verizon Wireless
Youth Services
Phone Service
$332.71
WCS Telecom
Segregated
Phone Service
$593.78
Western Printing, Inc
Detention Center
Printed Supplies
$38.34
Western States Sheriffs’ Association
County Sheriff
Membership
$100.00
Wyoming Behavioral Institute
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$2,055.00
Wyoming Waste Systems
Segregated
Contractual Services
$2,595.13
Wyoming.com
County Sheriff
Internet Service
$519.32

$186,590.19
Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to accept a voucher from Cloud Peak Counseling Center in the amount of $3,575.00 for Title 25 patients.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Abatement Summary cover sheet; 2) Standard Agreement for Professional Services with DOWL for Mortimore Lane Reconstruction as amended (approved the previous meeting); and 3) Record of Proceedings.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve Official Bond and Oaths for Jeffrey City Water and Sewer District Commissioners Phillip R. Moody, J. Dee Darnell and Rebecca Ruth Darnell.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve an Application/Permit to Construct Access Driveway submitted by Chet & Briley Jackson for Country Acres Road.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve an Application/Permit to Construct Access Driveway submitted by Aethon Energy Operating LLC on Castle Gardens Road.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to ratify Contractor’s Proposal for Contract Change No. 7 with SDI for the Riverton Roof and Drainage Project for an increase of $4,704 to install metal siding over brick walls at elevator shaft.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  1) Wyoming Department of Health letter regarding appointment of Fremont Counseling Service as the Title 25 Gatekeeper for the Fremont County area (a representative will be invited to a Commission meeting for consultation); 2) Washakie County Commissioners letter informing the Board of funding from the State of Wyoming Department of Health for construction of a secure hold facility at their current Lighthouse facility (Chairman Becker will follow up reconfirming Fremont County’s support); 3) Bureau of Land Management Scoping Notice Adobe Town, Salt Wells Creek and Great Divide Herd Management Areas Population Management Action (comments due April 4, 2017); and 4) K-LOVE Radio free air time offer to local officials to partake in Closer Look program (Chairman Becker will represent Fremont County).

 

There was nobody present for the Public Comment period.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given:

 

Commissioner Price informed the Board he will leave the meeting at 11:00 a.m. to participate in the final interview for a Library Director.

 

Commissioner Thomas has had discussion with Chairman of both the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribal Councils regarding their interest in meeting with Fremont County officials to begin negotiating the Tribes’ interest in taking Wind River Indian Reservation roads back into the tribal road system.  The Commissioners were in agreement to participate in a meeting to begin discussions.  Deputy County Attorney Darrough briefly reminded the Board that if this happens, the County would need to follow proper procedures to vacate the roads (surveys needed for petition or resolution).

 

Vice-Chairman Allen reported on the recent Fremont County Association of Governments meeting he attended.  He stated the FCAG Executive Director Pamela Canham has resigned and discussion was held on the replacement process.  Commissioner Allen asked the municipalities to contribute towards the purchase of additional sand bags for Fremont County ($.15/bag for 40,000 sand bags totaling $6,000) and requested FCAG consider purchasing one half with Fremont County contributing the remainder and action was subsequently taken to that effect (costs from Wyoming Office of Homeland Security Office vendor).  Following that meeting, Allen was notified that WOHS received the $.15 cost because they purchased 100,000 sand bags, and that a smaller number would result in a cost of $.24 each.  He had subsequently contacted all the municipalities to see if they were still agreeable to purchasing a lesser amount within the $6,000 approved; however, has only heard back in the affirmative from one entity.  The Commissioners indicated warm temperatures are expected this week, and the necessity of ordering immediately as shipment of the sand bags may take up to two weeks.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to notify the Emergency Management Coordinator to immediately order 25,000 sand bags for a total cost of $6,000 with funding through that department.  Motion carried unanimously.  That budget will be monitored, and a budget transfer made, if necessary at a later date.    Following the FCAG meeting, he attended the monthly Fremont County Fair Board meeting where a lengthy meeting ensued to work on the budget and he stated they are looking at any and every possible way to reduce their budget by 10% as recommended by the Commission.

 

Chairman Becker has been meeting with Department Heads that he serves as liaison to.  He met with Susan Shipley (Juvenile Treatment Court and CAST) the prior day, who informed him the Department of Health has indicated a 60% reduction in programs for the new fiscal year.  He encouraged fellow Commissioners to begin meeting with Departments they serve as liaisons with to see if they will be experiencing additional cuts other than the 10% the County has recommended.

 

A Budget Work Session was held.  County Assessor Tara Berg reviewed the Valuation/Mill Levy Timeline within her Department, highlighting statutory deadlines regarding each.  She reviewed 2016 valuations for the benefit of the new members on the Commission. Last year’s Mill Levy Sheet was further distributed for review as she explained the various tax levies and district valuations for 2016.  County Clerk Julie Freese, a member of the Task Force for Special Districts, explained legislative changes that will go into effect July 1st relating to Special District budget requirements.  She and Berg will be scheduling a meeting with the Special Districts to review upcoming changes.  Since the Commission also appoints members to the Weed and Pest Control District and Solid Waste Disposal District, they will be required to have a hearing with the Board.

 

Julie Freese was joined by Financial Assistant Joe Felix to review the current adopted FY 2016-2017 budget and an explanation of the General Fund entities as well as Other Funds and Organizations listed as a review for the upcoming budget session.  She stated that budget hearings will take place on regular Commission Agendas during the month of April in the afternoons and into the first meeting of May.  In additional to copies of individual department budgets prior to their hearings, she will also compile a three year spreadsheet of budget allocations for that department for the Board’s information.  She will be assisting Commissioner Allen on the Commission budget and distributed copies of the current budget for review along with a financial report of year to date expenditures.  Chairman Becker stated the necessity to budget for the Eclipse 2017 Event and had requested estimates from affected departments (Sheriff’s Office, Transportation Department, Emergency Management Agency and Coroner) regarding anticipated costs and he suggested a budget be developed of $80,000.

 

In another matter, Julie Freese reviewed her presentation the previous day at the Elected Officials and Department Heads monthly meeting regarding the electronic time card system.  Another component will be her ability to give Departments, including the Commissioners, access to their budgets for monitoring or they can set up watch lists on line items within various departments they are concerned with.

 

A continuation of a Public Hearing for renewal of a County Retail Malt Beverage Permit was held at 9:15 a.m.  The Deputy Clerk informed the Board that the Application for renewal had been received.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the renewal Application for a Country Retail Malt Beverage Permit for Lysite Corner Store for the license term April 15, 2017 through April 14, 2018.  Motion carried unanimously.  County Clerk Julie Freese had visited with a State of Wyoming, Department of Revenue, Liquor Division Agent recently, where statutory changes were discussed.  They discussed the statutory wording that no refunds of the annual license fee can be made during a license year; however, he felt that the County offering a 15% TIPS discount on license fees was different and should be allowable.   The Board stated they would return to giving rebates if a licensee took the training after they paid their full license fee.

 

County Coroner Mark Stratmoen gave a monthly report and stated February had the highest number of cases (25) for any other month since individual monthly tracking began in 2013.  Of those, five needed autopsies as part of the investigation.  For comparison, January had 12 cases and no autopsies, and he stated the importance of his budgeting based on averages.  February also had circumstances where there were multiple cases in one day or at the same time, which was good training for the surge anticipated for the August Eclipse event.  The Travel line item has not been used until recently due to weather related issues.  One case was looking like it may have the status of “unclaimed”; however, neighbors and friends took care of the disposition.  He wanted to publically thank those individuals for their involvement and assistance, because otherwise, the County would have had the responsibility of the disposition.  With the help of Deputy County Attorney Jodi Darrough, the cemetery proposal has been forwarded to the Wyoming Life Resource Center Facility Manager for review.  The next step is review by the State Attorney General’s Office and once completed, they can move on to final consideration and contract signatures.  The Coroner’s budget for the next fiscal year (2017-2018) has been submitted to the County Clerk.  Projections based on averages at this point what a possible $41,695 carry over (11%); however, there is still four months to go.  There has been one flood fatality as a result of water being in unusual places.

 

Commissioner Price was excused from the remainder of the meeting to attend an interview for the new Library Director.

 

Fremont County Air Service Task Force members Kyle Butterfield, Missy White, Mick Pryor, Cy Lee, Jackie Dorothy, Ernie Over, Kevin Kershisnik and Cathy Cline introduced themselves to the Board.  Local businessmen Mike Bailey and Cade Maestas and County Treasurer Scott Harnsberger were present in the audience.  White proceeded to review a presentation including: Fremont County Economic Development Tiers; Fremont County Tourism Spending in Fremont County ($140.5 million); Community and Marketing Partnerships; Enplanement History; Growth and Acceptance (December passengers 634; January 619); Revenue Growth (December $78,947; January $73,593); Where We Are (4,235 enplanements in 2016); Value of Sheridan Relationship; Initiatives for Success; Consumer Marketing; Real People Campaign (Mike Bailey spoke of the benefits of Denver Air being “a vital part of our economy”); Tourism Marketing; Where We Are Going; and Community Investment.  White ended her presentation by requesting Fremont County contribute $200,000 again this upcoming fiscal year.  Chairman Becker asked the group if they had any idea how long this contribution would be required, as declining revenue is making it hard for government agencies to budget the contribution.  The group felt that the third year (FY 2018-2019) may see a smaller contribution request.  The group all spoke of the importance of reliable air service, both for the current community members but for those businesses looking to relocate to the area.   Bailey stated the federal funding for the recent airport runway project brought approximately $7 million into the local economy.  Vice-Chairman Allen spoke in support of the $200,000 contribution for the upcoming fiscal year based on the economic diversification for Fremont County and the necessity to find the funding somewhere within the budget and Commissioner McCarty echoed his comments.  Chairman Becker thanked the group for their presentation and stated they are just beginning the budget process and the request will be part of the budget discussion.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese stated there would be a Capital Revolving Fund committee meeting held at 1:30 p.m.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 11:45 a.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on March 21, 2017.  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, COUNTY CLERK AND CLERK OF THE BOARD

March 14, 2017 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                            MARCH 14, 2017

 

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 present for the meeting.

 

Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Official Minutes of the March 7, 2017 meeting, as amended. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to accept the regular bills for payment.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
A. D. Martin Lumber Co
Transportation
Materials
$182.23
Ace Hardware-Lander
Segregated
Materials/Supplies
$106.70
Ace Hardware-Riverton
Segregated
Materials/Supplies
$119.21
Airgas USA LLC
Vehicle Maintenance
Supplies
$149.30
B I Inc
Detention Center
Monthly Charges
$293.07
Bailey Enterprises, Inc
Segregated
Fuel/Supplies/Parts/Service
$1,256.19
Bank of the West
Segregated
Credit Card Charges
$16,017.66
Bank of the West Acct Analysis
Investment Pool
Bank Charges
$667.22
Becker, Travis
County Commission
Reimburse Expenses
$200.00
Bill Jones Plumbing & Heating
County Buildings – Detention
Materials/Services
$237.00
Bloedorn Lumber-Lander
Segregated
Materials/Supplies
$385.17
Bloedorn Lumber-Riverton
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$4.51
Boyle Electric, Inc
County Buildings – Detention
Services
$37.50
Campbell, Gerald R.
Segregated
Lysite Road Maintenance
$10,206.98
Capital Business Systems, Inc
Segregated
Supplies/Service Contracts
$84.39
Coast to Coast Computer Products, Inc
Segregated
Computer Supplies
$1,811.44
Communication Technologies, Inc
Segregated
Maintenance Agreement/Repairs
$3,930.04
Desert Mountain Corporation
Transportation
Ice Slicer
$2,559.67
Dubois Telephone Exchange
Dispatch Center
Windy Ridge Lease
$560.00
Eagle Uniform & Supply, Co
Vehicle Maintenance
Laundry Services
$31.13
Fremont Broadcasting
Agriculture Department
Advertising
$150.00
Fremont County School District #25
Youth Services
JDAI Meals
$148.60
Fremont County Sheriff
County Sheriff
Petty Cash Reimbursement
$23.44
Fremont Motor Riverton, Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$2,675.34
Fremont Orthopaedics PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$984.00
Hammer Enterprises, Inc
County Coroner
Shredding Files
$75.00
Harris, Cindy
Juvenile Justice
Contractual Services
$100.00
Hasco Industrial Supply
Transportation
Materials/Supplies
$454.40
HDR Engineering, Inc
Bridge Repair Engineering
Contractual Services
$37,322.06
High Plains Power, Inc
Segregated
Utilities
$1,546.78
Homax Oil Sales, Inc
Detention Center
Fuel
$88.55
I-State Truck Center
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$237.28
Lander Medical Clinic, PC
Family Planning Services
Family Planning
$750.00
Lewis, Gary
Detention Center
Inmate Laundry
$802.20
Linton’s Big R Store
Segregated
Uniform/Supplies
$273.89
Mr D’s Food Center, Inc
Segregated
Supplies
$842.27
NAPA Auto Parts-Lander
Segregated
Parts/Supplies
$1,669.85
Neopost USA, Inc
Segregated
Postage Machine Meter Rental
$302.69
Norco, Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Supplies/Service
$522.18
Office Shop, Inc The
Segregated
Service Agreement/Copies
$580.46
Overhead Door, Inc
County Buildings – Detention
Door Parts/Repairs/Labor
$437.00
Palace Pharmacy
Detention Center
Inmate Prescriptions
$8,623.06
Pavillion, Town of
County Buildings
Water
$75.00
Plainsman Printing & Supply
Clerk of District Court
Printed Supplies
$354.18
Post, Raymond
Segregated
Car Wash
$31.54
Postmaster
Segregated
Box Rent
$186.00
Riverton Physician Practices LLC
Segregated
Drug Testing
$349.00
Riverton Ranger, Inc
Segregated
Subscription/Advertising
$2,519.09
Riverton Tire & Oil Co Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Tires/Parts/Supplies/Services
$1,415.68
Robertson, Sean
Youth Services
Reimburse Expenses
$11.64
Rocky Mountain Power
Segregated
Utilities
$12,196.71
Rocky Mountain Wash LLC
County Sheriff
Wash Time
$72.00
Snider, Yvonne
Victim Services – Sheriff
Reimburse Expenses
$151.20
Spoonhunter, Leslie
Fremont County WIC
Reimburse Expenses
$98.40
Swanson Services Corporation
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$208.00
Sweetwater County Sheriff
Detention Center
Inmate Housing
$5,460.00
Tegeler & Associates
Detention Center
Notary Bond
$50.00
Transmetron, Inc
Detention Center
Drug Test Kits
$397.83
Tweed’s Wholesale, Co
Segregated
Inmate Board/Supplies
$7,417.52
T-Y Excavation, Inc
Transportation
Dubois Road Maintenance
$43,997.50
University of Wyoming
Agriculture Department
3rd Quarter Contract Salary
$7,891.50
Valley Lumber & Supply Co., Inc
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$24.66
Verizon Wireless
Youth Services
Phone Service
$332.71
WCS Telecom
Segregated
Phone Service
$593.78
Western Printing, Inc
Detention Center
Printed Supplies
$38.34
Western States Sheriffs’ Association
County Sheriff
Membership
$100.00
Wyoming Behavioral Institute
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$2,055.00
Wyoming Waste Systems
Segregated
Contractual Services
$2,595.13
Wyoming.com
County Sheriff
Internet Service
$519.32

$186,590.19
Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to accept a voucher from Cloud Peak Counseling Center in the amount of $3,575.00 for Title 25 patients.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Abatement Summary cover sheet; 2) Standard Agreement for Professional Services with DOWL for Mortimore Lane Reconstruction as amended (approved the previous meeting); and 3) Record of Proceedings.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve Official Bond and Oaths for Jeffrey City Water and Sewer District Commissioners Phillip R. Moody, J. Dee Darnell and Rebecca Ruth Darnell.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve an Application/Permit to Construct Access Driveway submitted by Chet & Briley Jackson for Country Acres Road.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve an Application/Permit to Construct Access Driveway submitted by Aethon Energy Operating LLC on Castle Gardens Road.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to ratify Contractor’s Proposal for Contract Change No. 7 with SDI for the Riverton Roof and Drainage Project for an increase of $4,704 to install metal siding over brick walls at elevator shaft.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  1) Wyoming Department of Health letter regarding appointment of Fremont Counseling Service as the Title 25 Gatekeeper for the Fremont County area (a representative will be invited to a Commission meeting for consultation); 2) Washakie County Commissioners letter informing the Board of funding from the State of Wyoming Department of Health for construction of a secure hold facility at their current Lighthouse facility (Chairman Becker will follow up reconfirming Fremont County’s support); 3) Bureau of Land Management Scoping Notice Adobe Town, Salt Wells Creek and Great Divide Herd Management Areas Population Management Action (comments due April 4, 2017); and 4) K-LOVE Radio free air time offer to local officials to partake in Closer Look program (Chairman Becker will represent Fremont County).

 

Commissioner Price informed the Board he will leave the meeting at 11:00 a.m. to participate in the final interview for a Library Director.

 

Commissioner Thomas has had discussion with Chairman of both the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribal Councils regarding their interest in meeting with Fremont County officials to begin negotiating the Tribes’ interest in taking Wind River Indian Reservation roads back into the tribal road system.  The Commissioners were in agreement to participate in a meeting to begin discussions.

 

Vice-Chairman Allen reported on the recent Fremont County Association of Governments meeting he attended.  Commissioner Allen asked the municipalities to contribute towards the purchase of additional sand bags for Fremont County ($.15/bag for 40,000 sand bags totaling $6,000) and requested FCAG consider purchasing one half with Fremont County contributing the remainder and action was subsequently taken to that effect (costs from Wyoming Office of Homeland Security Office vendor).  Following that meeting, Allen was notified that WOHS received the $.15 cost because they purchased 100,000 sand bags, and that a smaller number would result in a cost of $.24 each.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to notify the Emergency Management Coordinator to immediately order 25,000 sand bags for a total cost of $6,000 with funding through that department.  Motion carried unanimously.

Chairman Becker has been meeting with Department Heads that he serves as liaison to.  He met with Susan Shipley (Juvenile Treatment Court and CAST) the prior day, who informed him the Department of Health has indicated a 60% reduction in programs for the new fiscal year.

 

A Budget Work Session was held.  County Assessor Tara Berg reviewed the Valuation/Mill Levy Timeline within her Department, highlighting statutory deadlines regarding each.

 

Julie Freese was joined by Financial Assistant Joe Felix to review the current adopted FY 2016-2017 budget and an explanation of the General Fund entities as well as Other Funds and Organizations listed as a review for the upcoming budget session.

 

A continuation of a Public Hearing for renewal of a County Retail Malt Beverage Permit was held at 9:15 a.m.  The Deputy Clerk informed the Board that the Application for renewal had been received.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the renewal Application for a Country Retail Malt Beverage Permit for Lysite Corner Store for the license term April 15, 2017 through April 14, 2018.  Motion carried unanimously.  County Clerk Julie Freese had visited with a State of Wyoming, Department of Revenue, Liquor Division Agent recently, where statutory changes were discussed.  They discussed the statutory wording that no refunds of the annual license fee can be made during a license year; however, he felt that the County offering a 15% TIPS discount on license fees was different and should be allowable.   The Board stated they would return to giving rebates if a licensee took the training after they paid their full license fee.

 

County Coroner Mark Stratmoen gave a monthly report and stated February had the highest number of cases (25) for any other month since individual monthly tracking began in 2013.

 

Commissioner Price was excused from the remainder of the meeting to attend an interview for the new Library Director.

 

Fremont County Air Service Task Force members Kyle Butterfield, Missy White, Mick Pryor, Cy Lee, Jackie Dorothy, Ernie Over, Kevin Kershisnik and Cathy Cline introduced themselves to the Board.  Local businessmen Mike Bailey and Cade Maestas and County Treasurer Scott Harnsberger were present in the audience.  White proceeded to review a presentation including: Fremont County Economic Development Tiers; Fremont County Tourism Spending in Fremont County ($140.5 million); Community and Marketing Partnerships; Enplanement History; Growth and Acceptance (December passengers 634; January 619); Revenue Growth (December $78,947; January $73,593); Where We Are (4,235 enplanements in 2016); Value of Sheridan Relationship; Initiatives for Success; Consumer Marketing; Real People Campaign (Mike Bailey spoke of the benefits of Denver Air being “a vital part of our economy”); Tourism Marketing; Where We Are Going; and Community Investment.  White ended her presentation by requesting Fremont County contribute $200,000 again this upcoming fiscal year.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 11:45 a.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on March 21, 2017.  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, COUNTY CLERK AND CLERK OF THE BOARD

March 7, 2017 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                              MARCH 7, 2017

 

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, and Jennifer McCarty.  Clarence Thomas was absent due to personal reasons.  Fremont County Clerk Julie A. Freese present for the meeting.

 

Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the Agenda, as amended.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the Official Minutes of the February 21, 2017 meeting. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to accept the regular bills for payment.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
A & I Distributors
Vehicle Maintenance
Oil/Fluids
$2,132.10
Ace Hardware-Riverton
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$30.36
Advanced Hydraulic & Machine
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$1,137.24
Aegean, LLC
Victim Services – Attorney
Training
$325.00
Airgas USA LLC
Vehicle Maintenance
Supplies
$18.60
All Service Lysite, Inc
1% Gravel Projects
Contract Services
$3,380.00
Alsco, Inc
Segregated
Laundry
$81.42
American Family & Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$10,373.66
American Heritage Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$35.62
Amerigas
County Buildings
Propane
$621.18
AXA Equitable PEDC
Segregated
Annuity
$250.00
Bailey Enterprises, Inc
Inventory
Fuel
$13,488.23
Bill Jones Plumbing & Heating
Segregated
Materials/Services
$498.27
Black Hills Energy
Segregated
Utility Service
$12,666.61
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming
Co Admin
Health Insurance Claims
$252,282.60
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming
Co Admin
Health Insurance
$31,852.95
Bomgaars Supply, Inc
Segregated
Materials/Supplies
$168.79
Boyle Electric, Inc
County Buildings – Detention
Services
$266.35
Campbell, Gerald R.
1% Gravel Projects
Emergency Road Repair
$7,420.00
Capital Business Systems, Inc
Segregated
Supplies & Service Contracts
$1,027.09
Carroll Septic Service
Transportation
Services
$150.00
CenturyLink
Segregated
Telephone Services
$3,193.56
Charter Communications
Segregated
Internet Services
$565.11
Child Support Services/ORS
Payroll
Child Support
$564.00
Clerk of Circuit Court
Payroll
Garnishment
$511.94
Clifford, Gregory P. MD PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$8,019.00
Collection Professionals Insurance
Payroll
Garnishment
$100.00
Colonial Life & Accident Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$188.22
Community Health Center of Central WY
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$50.02
Dubois Telephone Exchange
Segregated
Telephone Services
$1,294.32
Errickson, Carol L.
Detention Center
Sewing Repairs
$45.00
Federal Express Corp
County Sheriff
Shipping Fees
$43.35
Foutz, Traci L
Public Health – Emergency Prep
Reimburse Expenses
$149.10
Freese, Julie
County Clerk
Reimburse Expenses
$238.00
Fremont Chevrolet GMC
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Repairs
$478.90
Fremont County Cattlewomen
Agriculture Department
Catering
$2,680.00
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Health Insurance
$293,496.00
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Witholding/FICA
$211,497.73
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Section 125 Benefits
$43,987.56
Fremont Motors – Lander
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$114.96
Fremont Therapy Group LLC
Detention Center
Inmate Therapy
$2,430.00
Fremont Toyota
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$79.95
Garner, Jessica
Fremont County WIC
Reimburse Expenses
$104.00
Gerard, Jonathan M.
District Court
Court Representation
$1,800.00
Globalstar USA
Search & Rescue
Satellite Phone Service
$141.92
Grainger
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$232.18
Great West Trust
Segregated
Wyoming Benefits
$7,155.00
Griebel, Adrianne
Fremont County WIC
Reimburse Expenses
$140.40
Griffin, Bette J.
Victim Services – Attorney
Travel
$23.20
Healthsmart Benefit Solutions
Segregated
Insurance
$944.00
Hopkin, Justin
Segregated
County Health Officer
$1,400.00
Inberg-Miller Engineers
Riverview Road Asphalt Overlay
Professional Services
$37,707.50
IWORQ Systems, Inc
Transportation
Management Services
$5,400.00
Jack’s Truck & Equipment
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$294.93
John Deere Financial
Transportation
Materials/Supplies
$58.99
Killinger, Trevor
County Buildings
Materials/Repairs
$1,920.00
Lander Journal
County Clerk
Subscription Renewal
$39.95
Lander Medical Clinic PC
Segregated
Medical/Family Planning
$1,318.91
Lander Valley Physicians Practice
Detention Center
Contract Services
$6,568.00
Lander Vision Center
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$105.00
Lander, City of
Segregated
Water/Sewer
$1,833.74
Lawson Products, Inc
Segregated
Parts/Supplies
$1,359.31
Majdic, Thomas
County Attorney
Reimburse Expenses
$32.10
Media Works, Inc
County Sheriff
Supplies
$67.96
MHL Systems
Transportation
Parts/Supplies
$10,922.32
Mr D’s Food Center, Inc
County Sheriff
Supplies
$92.88
NAPA Auto Parts-Riverton
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$359.00
National Business Systems, Inc
County Treasurer
Postage/Postcards
$3,029.97
New York Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$276.00
NMS Laboratories
County Coroner
Toxicology Services
$1,556.00
Norco, Inc
Segregated
Supplies/Services
$3,020.45
Office Shop Inc, The
Segregated
Service Agreement
$291.13
OR Dept. of Justice
Payroll
Child Support
$500.94
O’Reilly Automotive, Inc
County Buildings
Parts/Supplies
$13.67
Overhead Door, Inc
Segregated
Door Parts/Repairs/Labor
$745.83
Paws for Life
County Sheriff
Animal Boarding
$210.00
Postmaster
County Assessor
Box Rent
$70.00
Priority Dispatch, Inc
Dispatch Center
Service Agreement
$15,075.00
Pro-Vision, Inc
County Sheriff
Video Equipment
$33.85
Quill Corporation
Segregated
Office/Computer Supplies
$115.50
R C Lock & Key
County Buildings
Keys/Supplies/Services
$24.00
RACO Industries LLC
County Clerk
Label Supplies
$347.77
Radar Shop, Inc
County Sheriff
Radar Certification
$882.00
Ratigan, Daniel, M.D.
Detention Center
Supervisor Contract
$2,800.00
Riverton Physician Practices LLC
Dispatch Center
Drug Testing
$187.00
Riverton, City of
County Buildings
Water/Sewer
$794.09
RJ Lee Group
County Sheriff
Investigations
$1,313.36
Rocky Mountain Infectious Diseases
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$454.00
Sagewest Health Care
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$24,809.84
Schoneberger, Valerie
Public Defender
Rent
$450.00
Security Transport Service, Inc
Detention Center
Prisoner Transport
$1,633.50
Selby’s
Segregated
Maintenance/Supplies
$200.00
Skaggs Companies, Inc
Segregated
Uniforms/Supplies
$2,065.88
State Disbursement Unit
Payroll
Child Support
$586.00
State of Wyoming
Public Defender
Office Rent
$1,650.00
Stroupe Pest Control, Inc
County Buildings
Pest Control
$200.00
Superior Industrial Supply & Equip.
Transportation
Parts/Supplies
$2,650.90
Swanson Services Corporation
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$211.00
Sweetwater Court
Payroll
Garnishment
$131.61
Talkington, Kay
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$50.00
Terrance R. Martin PC
Public Defender
Rent
$450.00
Total Net Salaries
Segregated
Salaries
$620,589.47
Traveling Computers
Computer Services
Computer Supplies/Services
$1,424.00
Union Telephone Company
Segregated
Cellphone Services
$1,788.89
Valley Lumber & Supply Co., Inc
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$174.94
West Payment Center
District Court
Law Library
$58.00
Western Printing, Inc
Segregated
Printed Supplies
$212.14
Whiting Law, P.C.
District Court
Professional Services
$1,395.00
William H. Smith & Associates, Inc
Tunnel Hill Road Realignment
Surveying Services
$882.00
Wilson, Desiree
Public Defender
Rent
$450.00
Wind River Radiology PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$2,092.00
Wy Dept of Health
Health Nurse
Payroll
$52,011.17
Wy Public Health Laboratory
Detention Center
Lab Fees/Supplies
$129.00
Wy SDU
Payroll
Child Support
$830.00
Wyo Child Support Enforcement
Segregated
Child Support
$450.00
Wyo Dept of Workforce Services
Co Admin
Workers Comp
$21,105.91
Wyoming G A L Program
District Court
Guardians Ad Litem Fees
$4,935.38
Wyoming Retirement System
Co Admin
Contributions
$145,453.47
Wyoming.com
Segregated
Internet Services
$1,077.65

$1,909,842.39
Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to accept a voucher from Wyoming Behavioral Institute in the amount of $2,055.00 for a Title 25 patient.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Abatement Summary cover letter; and 2) Record of Proceedings.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve an Ambulance Maintenance Agreement between Fremont County, Wyoming and Air Medical Resource Group, Inc.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve an amended Standard Agreement for Professional Services with DOWL for Mortimore Lane Reconstruction – Phase I – Construction Phase Services.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve an Agreement between Owner and Contractor for Construction Contract for the Multiple Bridge Repairs – Project MUG Replacement with 71 Construction.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  1) Park County Commission letter to Acting Regional Forester regarding new supervisor position for Shoshone National Forest (Chairman Becker will draft similar letter); 2) request to place link on County Website for Mesothelioma information (forwarded to Public Health); 3) Shoshone National Forest notice of public meeting schedule on Travel Management; and 4) High Plains Power Proxy Vote (taken under advisement).

 

Commissioner Allen reviewed an accident report and three bids received for damage to a County transport truck that was hit by a County snow plow during heavy snow conditions.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to repair the transport truck in house with associated costs billed to the Transportation Department.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session regarding personnel and potential litigation with County Clerk Julie Freese and Deputy County Attorney Jodi Darrough.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

UW Extension Educator Alex Malcolm introduced area Educators serving the northwest region.  They each introduced themselves and provided a brief overview of their expertise and program efforts in Fremont County.

 

Historic Preservation Commission member Chuck Lanham reviewed the grant application submitted to the Wyoming Department of Tourism for a Preserve America Sign Project.  The $2,075 grant was successful.

 

Fremont County and Prosecuting Attorney Patrick LeBrun was present to inform the Board of his intent to change the County’s on-line legal research provider from West Law to LexisNexis.  There will be substantial savings.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve the change of contractual services from West Law to LexisNexis.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

A Public Hearing was held at 10:30 a.m., as advertised, regarding renewals and new Retail Liquor Licenses and a County Retail Malt Beverage Permit.  There was nobody in the audience with comments either for or against the issuance of the licenses.  It was noted that a County Retail Malt Beverage Permit applicant renewal application has not been received; however, per the applicant it should be submitted by the next meeting.  As the Permit renewal process is incomplete, Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to continue the hearing for Lysite Corner Store, LLC County Retail Malt Beverage Permit renewal until March 14, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the following renewals for the license term April 15, 2017 through April 14, 2018:  Retail Liquor License:  Atlantic City Mercantile, B & K Shoreline Stop, Brooks Lake Lodge, Crooked Creek Guest Ranch, Kinnear Store (The); Lava Mountain Lodge; Lazy L & B Ranch; Line Shack (The); Lou’s Midvale Store; Miner’s Delight Inn B & B; Miner’s Grubstake; PMS Fireworks & More; Rezeride Roadhouse, and Split Rock Bar & Café; and County Retail Malt Beverage Permit for Boysen Marina & Campground.  Motion carried unanimously.  Kristin Paulsen was present to represent the owners of a new application for a Retail Liquor License.  She reviewed the intent of the new licensee and stated the business would bring economic development into the Dubois area.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve Wind River Watering Hole, LLC d/b/a Triangle C Ranch.  Motion carried unanimously.  In a related item, the Board reviewed the statute that allows the regular hours of operation for liquor establishments may be modified no more than four days each calendar year designating those dates during city or county fairs, rodeos, pageants, jubilees, special holidays or similar public gatherings when all licensees may operate their dispensing room for a period of twenty-four hours beginning at 6:00 a.m.  The Board has not allowed any 24 hour serving day for many years and there have been no requests from licensees to do so this calendar year.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to not establish any days during this calendar year as 24 hour serving days.  Motion carried unanimously.  Chairman Becker thanked those licensees who have taken the TIPS training and qualified for the 15% fee reduction, and further asked that the remainder be encouraged to do so.

 

Commission meeting reports were given:

 

Vice-Chairman Allen stated the County needs to be proactive with future flood events to take preventative action.

 

Executive Health Insurance Committee members Jim Massman and Jim Anderson were present, along with Cobecon representatives Rob Henderson, Mystery Slimick, Michelle Conrad and Diana Madvig via speakerphone, to review the Cobecon contract extension.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the Extension of Contract between Cobecon Corporate Benefits Connection and Fremont County Government for Health Benefits Consulting Services for an annual fee of $55,308.  Motion carried unanimously.   Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to keep the insurance premiums the same for the upcoming fiscal year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton and DOWL Engineer Kasey Jones presented Contract & Construction Documents for Mortimore Lane Reconstruction – Phase I Agreement between Fremont County and Jerry Bornhoft Construction.

 

Dave Pendleton presented an Application/Permit to Install Cattle Guard submitted by Nicholls Ranch on Diversion Dam Road.  Ranch owner Ty Nicholls will also build a fence along the County right-of-way from the cattle guard to the Division Dam Bridge.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the Cattle Guard Permit as well as approval of the landowner building a fence along the outside edge of the County right-of-way (approximately 75 feet from centerline).  Motion carried unanimously.  A License for New Construction of Utility Crossing or Encroachment submitted by High Plains Power, Inc. for Kingfisher Road was reviewed.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the License as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.  Three separate Licenses for New Construction of Utility Crossing or Encroachment from Dubois Telephone Exchange, Inc. were reviewed.  Red Barn Lane and Mustang Drive are County Maintained roadways.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the Licenses for Red Barn Lane and Mustang Drive.  Motion carried unanimously.  The third License submitted was for Uphill Road, which Pendleton stated is not a County Road, and the Board declined to take action.

 

Dave Pendleton recommended the Board proceed with requesting Proposals, not involving price, from qualified engineering firms for providing design and construction administration services for the Dry Creek Road Improvement Project.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to proceed with requesting Proposals for the Dry Creek Road project.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

A One Percent Committee membership list was reviewed by Dave Pendleton, along with the status of the ten original members.  Five of the Committee members are no longer available to serve on the Committee. County Commission members will seek additional members and submit those to the entire Board of Fremont County Commissioners on March 21st for discussion.

 

Commissioner Price was absent from the remainder of the meeting.

 

BLM Lander Field Manager Rick VanderVoet provided an update to the Commissioners.

 

Juvenile Justice Services Director Susan Shipley distributed a proposed reorganizational chart.  Also present was Melinda Cox.   Following discussion, Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Juvenile Justice Services reorganizational chart to be divided into two departments, Fremont County Treatment Courts and Juvenile Justice Services.  Motion cried unanimously.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese stated she is in the process of scheduling budget hearings with Departments in April and the first part of May.  She requested the Board schedule a work session at their March 21st meeting to look at the entire budget picture prior to the beginning of hearings the following month.  Vice-Chairman Allen will work on the Commissioner’s budget with the assistance of Freese.

 

Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session regarding personnel with County Clerk Julie Freese and Deputy County Attorney Jodi Darrough.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 11:41 a.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on March 14, 2017.  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, COUNTY CLERK AND CLERK OF THE BOARD

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