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March 5, 2019 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                   LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                     OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                              MARCH 5, 2019

 

 

OFFICIAL MINUTES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Airgas USA LLC-Vehicle Maintenance-Supplies-$566.00; Albright, Harold-Planning-Reimburse Expenses-$67.20; American Family & Life Ins.-Segregated-Insurance-$9,068.30; American Heritage Life Ins-Segregated-Insurance-$20.70; AmeriGas Propane LP-County Buildings-Propane-$1,440.40; Bailey Enterprises, Inc.-Inventory-Fuel-$13,047.34; Bank of the West Acct Analysis-Investment Pool-Bank Charges-$761.93; Beddoes, Paul-Detention Center-Reimburse Expenses-$20.04; Berkenfield, Scott D.-County Sheriff-Reimburse Expenses-$215.73; Bernard Plumbing, LLC-County Buildings Detention-Plumbing Services-$200.00; Black Hills Energy-Segregated-Utility Service-$11,695.38; Blue Cross Blue Shield of WY-Co Admin-Claims/Admin Fees-$165,824.20; Business Mailing Solutions, Inc.-Segregated-Supplies Postage Machine-$480.00; Charter Communications-Segregated-Internet Services-$228.55; Child Support Services/ORS-Payroll-Child Support-$564.00; CNA Surety-Detention Center-Notary-$50.00; Coast to Coast Computer Products Inc.-Segregated-Computer Supplies-$787.98; Colonial Life & Accident Ins-Segregated-Insurance-$165.22; Dubois Telephone Exchange-Segregated-Telephone/Lease-$1,208.75; ESRI-Segregated-ArcGIS Maintenance-$10,810.06; Food Services of America-Dispatch Center-Prisoner Board-$1,940.36; Freeman, Carl-Dispatch Center-Reimburse Expenses-$80.40; Freese, Julie-County Clerk-Reimburse Expenses-$14.40; Fremont County Cattlewomen-Agriculture Department-Catering Farm & Ranch Days-$3,113.00; Fremont County Solid Waste-County Buildings-Dump Fees-$27.60; Fremont County Treasurer-Co Admin-Section 125 Benefits-$4,255.43; Fremont County Treasurer-Co Admin-Withholding/FICA-$194,084.25; Fremont County Treasurer-Co Admin-Health Insurance-$328,651.00; Fremont Motor Riverton Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$86.23; Fremont Motors Lander-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$2,191.28; Gee, Brian-Segregated-County Health Officer-$1,400.00; Globalstar USA-Search & Rescue-Satellite Phone-$184.17; Grainger-Segregated-Materials/Supplies-$560.27; Great West Trust-Segregated-Wyoming Benefits-$7,565.00; Groomsmith, Tauna-Prevention Program-Reimburse Expenses-$85.03; HDR Engineering Inc.-Peterson Bridge-Engineering-$15,160.36; Healthsmart Benefit Solutions-Segregated-Insurance-$880.00; Inn At Lander-Prevention Program-Catering-$3,871.78; iWorq Systems Inc.-Transportation-Service Agreement-$5,400.00; J. Brower Psychological Services-Dispatch Center-Contract Services-$300.00; Jeffres, Mary Jo-Dispatch Center-Evaluation Services-$200.00; Jennings, Chance A.-County Sheriff-Compliance Checks-$100.00; Kisling, Lisa-Public Defender-Office Rent-$450.00; Lander Medical Clinic PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$361.25; Lawson Products, Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$896.08; Lazzari, Bailey-Public Defender-Office Rent-$450.00; Lyles, Jesse-County Sheriff-Reimburse Expenses-$24.80; Media Works, Inc.-Segregated-Supplies-$175.94; Mid Amer Research Chemical-County Buildings-Supplies-$125.02; Midwest Motor Supply Co., Inc./Kimball-Vehicle Maintenance-Supplies/Repairs-$189.46; Mountain Dental PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$1,626.00; Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply-Transportation-Supplies/Equipment-$146.13; Nacota, Veronica-County Sheriff-Compliance Checks-$100.00; National Business Systems Inc.-County Treasurer-Prepaid Postage-$2,000.00; Natrona County Sheriff-Detention Center-Inmate Housing-$9,750.00; New York Life Insurance-Segregated-Insurance-$127.78; NMS Laboratories-County Coroner-Toxicology Services-$1,323.00; Northern Arapaho Child Support-Payroll-Child Support-$598.78; Office Shop Inc., The-Segregated-Repairs/Service Agreement-$465.38; Orion Healthcare Tech. Inc.-Juvenile Treatment Court-Accucare Contract-$2,808.00; Palace Pharmacy-Detention Center-Inmate Rx’s-$4,859.74; Paws For Life-County Sheriff-Animal Boarding-$420.00; Phillips, Adam E.-District Court-Court Representation-$937.50; Pitchengine Inc.-Transportation-Advertising-$550.00; Post, Raymond-County Sheriff-Car Wash-$26.90; Postmaster-County Treasurer-Box Rent-$76.00; Premier Vehicle Install., Inc.-Capital Asset Acquisitions-Detention Van Setup-$16,029.85; Print Shop, The-County Sheriff-Printed Office-$820.50; Priority Dispatch Inc.-Dispatch Center-Training-$210.00; Quill Corporation-Segregated-Office Supplies-$1,294.33; R C Lock & Key-County Buildings-Keys/Supplies/Services-$291.25; R T Communications-Segregated-Telephone Services-$537.73; Radar Shop Inc.-County Sheriff-Radar Certification/Equipment-$378.00; Ratigan, Daniel, MD-Detention Center-Pa Supervisor Contract-$4,000.00; Red Canary, Inc.-Computer Services-Security Subscription-$6,250.00; Reed’s Moghaun Office Supply-Segregated-Office Supplies-$258.38; Riverton Physician Practices LLC-Segregated-Drug Testing-$386.00; Riverton, City of-County Buildings-Water/Sewer-$748.39; Rocky Mountain Infectious Diseases-Detention Center-Inmate Services-$447.00; Sagewest Health Care-Detention Center-Inmate Services-$264.17; Secretary of State-Detention Center-Notary Fee-$30.00; Sherwin Williams Paint Co-County Buildings-Paint/Supplies-$131.61; Six Robblees’ Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts-$11.04; Skaggs Companies, Inc.-County Sheriff-Uniforms/Supplies-$295.80; Stanbury & Strike PC-District Court-Court Appointment-$131.25; State Disbursement Unit-Payroll-Child Support-$1,119.00; State of Wyoming, Public Defenders Offc-Public Defender-Office Rent-$1,650.00; Stevens, Cynthia B. MD-CAST-Clinical Supervision-$150.00; Stroupe Pest Control Inc.-County Buildings-Pest Control-$115.00; Superior Ind. Supply & Equip.-Capital Asset Acquisitions-Parts Riverton Shop Hoist-$1,118.00; Sysco Montana Inc.-Detention Center-Inmate Supplies-$21,056.38; Talkington, Kay-Detention Center-Inmate Clothing Repairs-$146.00; Terrance R. Martin PC-Public Defender-Office Rent-$450.00; Total Net Salaries-Segregated-Salaries-$628,497.23; Traveling Computers-Computer Services-Supplies/Services-$2,777.00; Tweed’s Wholesale Co-Segregated-Inmate Board/Supplies-$3,647.41; Union Telephone Company-Segregated-Cellphone Service-$1,045.51; USPS Hasler-County Sheriff-Postage-$1,000.00; Valley Lumber & Supply Co Inc.-County Buildings-Materials/Supplies-$2.21; Verizon Wireless-CAST-Cellphone Service-$168.46; WCTA-County Treasurer-Dues-$100.00; West Payment Center-District Court-Library Plan-$68.43; Western Printing, Inc.-Segregated-Printed Supplies-$359.04; Whiting Law, PC-District Court-Professional Services-$2,212.50; Wilkerson, James A., IV., MD PC-County Coroner-Autopsy-$1,585.00; Wind River Towing-Abandoned Vehicles-Vehicle Towing-$160.00; Windmill, LLC-Transportation-Sand-$808.86; WY Dept of Health-Health Nurse-2nd Quarter Payroll-$43,077.34; WY Public Health Laboratory-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$44.00; WY SDU-Payroll-Child Support-$1,034.00; Wyo Child Support Enforcement-Segregated-Child Support-$750.00; Wyo Dept of Workforce Serv-Co Admin-Workers Comp-$18,643.52; Wyoming Coroner’s Association-County Coroner-Association Dues-$175.00; Wyoming Office Attorney General-24/7 Program-24/7 Sobriety Prog Fees-$4,862.00; Wyoming Retirement System-Co Admin-Contributions-$145,902.39; Wyoming.com-Segregated-Internet Services-$1,074.12.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) BigIron Auctions Online Auction Listing & Marketing Agreement (taken under advisement); 2) Proxy vote for High Plains Power (Vice-Chairman Allen will take the proxy votes as he plans on attending the annual meeting); and 3) Record of Proceedings.   Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Wyoming Bucking Horse & Rider Organizational Use Agreement for Fremont County Government.  Motion carried unanimously.  The logo is being used on the new County website.  The Board acknowledged other County entities were using the trademark and to send a reminder memo stating all agreements should be approved by the Fremont County Commissioners on behalf of Fremont County Government.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Fremont County Bank of the West Credit Card Applications for Donavon Detimore, Lindsey Mowrey, Robert Foutz, and Anna Bennett all with credit limits of $2,500.  Motion carried unanimously.  Later in the meeting, Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve an Official Bond and Oath for Michael Alan Jones.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  1) US Environmental Protection Agency letter revising  the geographic scope of the EPA’s 2013 TAS approval by excluding lands addressed in Article 1 of the 1905 Act that have not since been placed into trust status.  Chief Civil Deputy informed the Board the County Attorney’s Office is reviewing the revision as related to the Tenth Circuit decision.

 

Fremont County Recreation Commission Chairman Bobby Hague and Robert Scheidemantel were joined by Greg Fuechsel and counsel Jay Vincent to discuss an Access Agreement with Mr. Fuechsel to be able to access the Heritage Trail from Double Tree Road and travel east on the Trail to access his land.   As compensation for the Access Agreement, Fremont County and Mr. Fuechsel will enter into a Lease Agreement that shall be granted to Fremont County to access to the Heritage Trail along the road which commences from the Gas Hills Road and continues through Fuechsel’s land, where the road intersects with the Heritage Trail.  Larry Allen moved, Michael Jones seconded, to approve the Access Agreement and Lease Agreement related to the Heritage Trail, as amended.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Joyce Hazlewood presented a Petition to Vacate a Publicly Dedicated Road.  Present in the audience was County Planner Steve Baumann and Transportation Superintendent Billy Meeks.  The Petition contained the statutory signatures of five electors residing in Fremont County and residing within twenty-file (25) miles of Grandview Lane #2.   Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to 1) accept the Petition; 2) Advertise for a 45 day comment period in the Riverton Ranger for two issues; 3) appoint Steve Bauman as Viewer; and 4) assess the Petitioner (Hazlewoods) the costs of advertising.    Motion carried unanimously.

 

County Planner Steve Baumann reviewed the grant received by the Tribal Child Support Services to provide residential addresses to tribal homes.

 

Transportation Superintendent Billy Meeks was joined by Jim Gores and Ian McMenamy, James Gores and Associates, to discuss the progress on the Moneta Lysite Road Shoulder Widening Project.  WYDOT has issued a Notice to Proceed with an Invitation to Bid as Bid Documents and Environmental Documents have been approved.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Invitation to Bid for advertising.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Transportation Superintendent Billy Meeks provided a Department update.  He will have a retirement of an Operator in the Riverton area, along with the already vacant Operator position in Riverton and Truck Driver position in Lander.  They will be reviewing applications later in the week.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve filling the Operator position in the Riverton area at the beginning salary.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Central Museums Director Scott Goetz reviewed the Program of Work for the three County Museums (Dubois, Lander, and Riverton).  He reviewed proposed salary changes as the Riverton Site Manger has resigned and he plans to promote the current Collections Manager to that position.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Mike Jones seconded, to approve advertising for a Collections Manager for the Riverton Museum and approve the salary adjustments as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.  In other business, Goetz stated a budget hearing will be required for several adjustments to the self-generated fund.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Larry Allen seconded, to authorize the Museum Board’s request to hold a public hearing for the purpose of amending their FY 2018-2019 budget.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

A Public Hearing was held at 10:30 a.m., as advertised, regarding County Retail Liquor License Renewal Applications.  There was nobody present in the audience, either for or against, the renewals.  The Sherifff’s Office had forwarded a letter stating they had reviewed the incident reports related to al lthe establishments applying for renewals and they have no area of concern with any of them.  The letter further noted Alcohol Compliance checks for 2018 resulted in no warnings or citations.  Renewal applications received were from:  3 Spear Ranch LLC d/b/a 3 Spear Ranch; AJ Halmay & Associates US Inc d/b/a Lazy L & B Ranch; Atlantic City Mercantile Inc. d/b/a Atlantic City Mercantile; Barbara and Robert Townsend d/b/a Miners Delight Inn Bed & Breakfast; BL Property LLC d/b/a Brooks Lake Lodge; Bruce & Karen Davison d/b/a B & K Shoreline Stop; Crooked Creek Meadow Operation LLC d/b/a Crooked Creek Guest Ranch; Greg Rochlitz d/b/a Lou’s Midvale Store; Isebel R. Hiatt d/b/a Split Rock Bar & Café; Jolly Rich’s Marina Inc d/b/a Boysen Marina & Campground; LA Enterprises Inc d/b/a Kinnear Store; Line Shack LLC d/b/a Line Shack; Miners Grubstake LLC d/b/a Miners Grubstake; Paul’s Mobile Home Service Inc d/b/a PMS Fireworks and More; Poverty Hill North LLC d/b/a Lava Mountain Lodge; Rezeride Inc d/b/a Rezeride Roadhouse; and Wind River Watering Hole LLC d/b/a Triangle C Ranch. Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve renewals for the License Year April 15, 2019 through April 14, 2020 and reaffirm Resolution 2017-17 regarding hours and days of sale.  Motion carried unanimously.  It was acknowledged that Lysite Corner Store did not reapply for a County Malt Beverage Permit.

 

Fremont County Library Director Janette McMahon was joined by Financial Assistant Joe Felix to discuss Unanticipated Revenues.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to authorize the Library Board to hold a public hearing for the purpose of amending their FY 2019-2020 budget.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

In other business, Library Director Janette McMahon provided an update on the Riverton HVAC/Boiler System.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given:

 

Fremont County Nurse Manager Kathleen Laidlaw returned to the meeting following the Commission’s request that the Federal Emergency Preparedness Grant for a Smartboard purchase be made available to other County entities in emergency situations.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to accept the federal funding and have the Sheriff determine an appropriate location for placement of the Smartboard.  Following discussion, Clarence Thomas rescinded his motion pending discussion between Chief Civil Deputy Jodi Darrough and the State Nurse Manger regarding the cost sharing requirement and what constitutes an emergency.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese and County Treasurer Tom Majdic were each joined by Deputies Margy Irvine and Jim Anderson, to propose their plans for re-establishing a Riverton Office.  Present in the audience were Emergency Management Coordinator Kathi Metzler, Building Maintenance Supervisor JR Oakley, Coroner Mark Stratmoen, Treatment Courts Supervisor Melinda Cox and Extension Educator Chance Marshall and Administrative Secretary Kim Collins.  The Riverton Annex that formerly housed the Sheriff’s Department, Circuit Court and County Attorney’s Offices is the proposed location.  Mike Jones moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to accept the proposal presented to house the County Clerk and County Treasurer Office two days per week at the current Emergency Management Agency office space.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session for personnel.  Motion carried unanimously.  Deputy County Clerk Margy Irvine was present.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.   Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, that Fremont County continue paying the employee’s portion of the County Health Insurance premium as they are out of sick leave and send out a request for donated time.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

District Court Staff Attorney Rachelle Fontaine and Court Administrator Annette Bregar were joined by Chief Civil Deputy Jodi Darrough who reviewed the County’s Memorandum of Understanding with the State of Wyoming for Guardians Ad Litem, and specifically referenced the clause regarding suitable office space.

The topic under old business “Additional Funding Request for Riverton Airport” was postponed until later in the month.

 

Additional Commissioner meeting reports were given.

 

A work session on a salary survey was held to discuss the Standard Occupational Classifications (SOCs) sent in by the various departments for their employees and talk about the next step in the process.  Commissioner Thomas left mid-session.  Present was County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix.  A power point presentation was reviewed of the various departmental SOCs. Present in the audience was Assessor Tara Berg, Coroner Mark Stratmoen, Sheriff Ryan Lee, Administrative Assistant Karla Davis, Transportation Superintendent Billy Meeks, Juvenile Treatment Courts Director Melinda Cox, County Treasurer Tom Majdic, Deputy Treasurer Jim Anderson, Clerk of District Court Kristi Green, Vehicle Maintenance Supervisors Brad Meredith and Kam Larsen, Extension Educator Chance Marshall, Extension Administrative Secretary Kim Collins, Public Health Nurse Supervisor Kathleen Laidlaw.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 3:00 p.m.  And reconvene for a Regular Meeting on March 12, 2019.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

 

/s/      TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

ATTEST:

 

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

March 5, 2019 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

03.05.2019(FULL)

February 19, 2019 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                   LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                     OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                     FEBRUARY 19, 2019

 

 

OFFICIAL MINUTES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

/s/      TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

ATTEST:

 

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

February 19, 2019 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

02.19.2019(FULL)

February 12, 2019 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                   LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                     OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                     FEBRUARY 12, 2019

 

 

OFFICIAL MINUTES

 

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

 

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

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to amend the minutes of the Regular Meeting held February 5, 2019.  Motion carried unanimously.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve the amended minutes.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

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

A & I Distributors-Vehicle Maintenance-Oil/Fluids-$653.95; Ace Hardware Riverton-County Buildings-Materials/Supplies-$448.93; Allen, Larry-County Commission-Reimburse Expenses-$2,754.00; Anderson, Carly-County Attorney-Reimburse Expenses-$31.51; Bank of the West-Segregated-Credit Card Charges-$26,216.70; Biometrics4all Inc.-Detention Center-Maintenance Plan-$4,865.04; Bloedorn Lumber Riverton-County Buildings-Materials/Supplies-$17.98; Bob’s Fire & Safety-County Sheriff-Extinguisher Services-$117.18; Bowdel Steven P.-Detention Center-Medical Services-$2,312.50; C C & G, Inc.-Peterson Bridge-Contract Services-$49,482.00; CenturyLink-Segregated-Phone Service-$2,666.04; Clifford, Gregory P. MD PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$5,604.00; Degraw, Larry R.-County Sheriff-Bailiff-$165.00; Desert Mountain Corporation-Transportation-Ice Slicer/Road Saver-$2,611.34; Eagle Uniform & Supply Co-Vehicle Maintenance-Laundry Services-$71.26; Emergency Power Systems LLC-County Buildings-Services-$275.75; Fuller, Warren-Transportation-Reimburse Expenses-$150.00; Globalstar USA-Search & Rescue-Satellite Phone Service-$184.17; Groomsmith, Tauna-Prevention Program-Reimburse Expenses-$325.13; Gruber Technical Inc.-Computer Services-Equipment/Maintenance-$2,568.00; Hehr, Jo-Public Health-Reimburse Expenses-$93.60; Hometown Oil Co-Vehicle Maintenance-Supplies/Fluids-$291.57; Intoximeters Inc.-Segregated-Supplies-$1,259.00; Jones, Michael-County Commission-Reimburse Expenses-$220.00; Lander Journal-County Attorney-Subscription-$39.95; Lander Medical Clinic PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$356.58; Lander Vision Center-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$105.00; Lander, City of-Segregated-Water/Sewer-$2,550.52; Little America Hotels & Resorts Inc.-County Commission-Lodging/Meals-$220.00; Mckay, Katherine G.-District Court-Court Appointment-$162.50; Mckesson Medical Surgical Inc.-Public Health-Medical Supplies-$959.27; Mountain Dental PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$933.00; Nelson Engineering-Horse Creek Road Reconstruction-Surveying Services-$3,835.50; Neopost USA Inc.-County Sheriff-Postage Machine-$169.80; Noble Medical, Inc.-County Sheriff-Drug Testing Supplies-$400.00; Norco Inc.-Segregated-Supplies-$4,875.64; Office Shop Inc., The-Agriculture Department-Service Agreement-$172.95; Pavillion, Town of-County Buildings-Water Utilities-$112.50; Post, Raymond-County Buildings-Car Wash-$10.00; Print Shop, The-County Treasurer-Printed Office-$120.00; Pro Vision Inc.-Highway Safety DUI/HVE-Equipment-$11,797.77; R C Lock & Key-County Buildings-Keys/Supplies/Services-$95.00; Remote Satellite Systems-Search & Rescue-Equipment-$56.00; Riverton Physician Practices LLC-Segregated-Drug Testing-$257.00; Riverton Ranger, Inc.-Transportation-Advertising-$361.20; Rock Springs IV Center-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$88.31; SageWest Health Care-Detention Center-Inmate Services-$3,547.12; Segregated-Health Benefit Plan-Flu Vaccine Reimbursement-$384.96; Stevens, Cynthia B. MD-CAST-Clinical Supervision-$150.00; Stroupe Pest Control Inc.-County Buildings-Pest Control-$125.00; Teton Pathology PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$165.00; Traveling Computers-Computer Services-Supplies/Services-$178.00; T Y Excavation Inc.-Transportation-Road Maintenance-$8,155.00; Verizon Wireless-Segregated-Cell Phone Service-$339.67; Waving At You.Com-County Buildings-Outdoor Flags-$259.00; WCS Telecom-Segregated-Phone Service-$669.06; Western Printing, Inc.-Segregated-Printed Supplies-$702.35; William H. Smith & Associates Inc.-Horse Creek Road Reconstruction-Surveying Services-$537.20; Wind River Radiology PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$93.00; Wyoming Behavioral Institute-Health & Welfare-Title 25-$3,016.00; Wyoming Div of Victim Services-Sheriff Victim Services-Registration-$375.00; Wyoming Financial Insurance-County Treasurer-Bonds-$125.00; Wyoming Machinery Co-Segregated-Parts/Service-$7,374.50; Wyoming Planning Association-Planning-Membership Dues-$55.00; Wyoming.com-Segregated-Internet Services-$2,558.75.

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to accept a voucher from Cloud Peak Counseling Center in the amount of $325.00 and Wyoming Behavioral Institute in the amount of $7,540 for Title 25 patients.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Record of Proceedings.   Three Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. Property Access Agreements  for Monitoring Well Sampling on the former Tie Treating Plant in Riverton, Wyoming were reviewed.  These are a repeat of earlier testing done on the site.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Access Agreements and request results when available.  Motion carried unanimously.  Clarence Thomas moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve an Official Bond and Oath for Thomas David Majdic.  Motion carried unanimously.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a letter of support for a Business Ready Community grant for Genuine Meats LLC.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  1) Request for Review/Notice of Appeal – Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Co., Contesting Fremont County Adjusted Property Tax Notices, Acct. No. 962, Tax Years 2014-2016, 2018.  The Commissioners acknowledged receipt of the document filed by Holland & Hart on behalf of Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Co.  2) Request from Miner’s Delight Inn Bed & Breakfast for a retroactive change of operation for their Retail Liquor License from Full Time to Seasonal (May-August).  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the retroactive change to Seasonal for the license year April 15, 2018 through April 14, 2019.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

There was nobody present for the public comment period.

 

County Planner Steve Baumann reviewed his reply letter to Mr. Brian Ty Nicholls regarding a proposed gravel mining operation.  It states “Fremont County encourages the development of its mineral resources within the regulatory framework of State and Federal Government where required.  The proposed gravel mining operation fits within the Fremont County Land Use Plan and is an encouraged use in that location.”  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve submission of the letter as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Commissioner Thomas informed Steve Baumann that the Eastern Shoshone Child Support Program has received a federal in-kind grant to verify addresses on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

 

Steve Baumann participated in a conference call with Assistant Lander Mayor RaJean Strube Fossen with the Army Corps of Engineers regarding the 205 Study on the Popo Agie River.

 

Sheriff Ryan Lee presented a monthly report.

 

County Coroner Mark Stratmoen presented a monthly update.

 

Fremont County Library Director Janette McMahon stated there is funding for a “Lights On” pilot project involving third grade readers and they will be participating with local school districts.  IT Supervisor Kevin Shultz joined McMahon to review a technology plan involving the County and the Library System.

 

Wellness Program Coordinator Penny Fahey distributed a flyer for the 2019 Spring Health Fair to be held on April 2nd in Lander and April 3rd in Riverton.  Margy Irvine was present in the audience.

 

Commissioner reports were given.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 11:30 a.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on February 19, 2019.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

 

/s/      TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

ATTEST:

 

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

February 12, 2019 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

02.12.2019(FULL)

February 5, 2019 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                   LANDER, WYOMING

                                                ) ss.                                     OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                               FEBRUARY 5, 2019

 

OFFICIAL MINUTES

 

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

 

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

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the minutes of the Special Retreat Meeting held January 7, 2019 and the Regular Meeting held January 22, 2019.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Larry Allen seconded, to accept the bills for payment.  Motion carried unanimously.  Chairman Becker reminded the group that in the payment of bills is the check to Fremont County Treasurer in the amount of $252,291.72 which represents the amount of Indigent Care the County agreed to pay for in the sale of the Hospitals in the 1980’s.  This is done per agreement that the County pays this amount in lieu of the amount of property tax the Sage West Hospitals are assessed on their property.

 

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

4-H Foundation-Agriculture Department-Membership Dues-$100.00; Ace Hardware Lander-Segregated-Materials/Supplies-$130.64; Albright, Harold-Planning-Reimburse Expenses-$67.20; American Family & Life Ins.-Segregated-Insurance-$9,068.30; American Heritage Life Ins-Segregated-Insurance-$20.70; AmeriGas-County Buildings-Propane-$711.06; AmeriGas Propane LP-County Buildings-Propane-$2,944.74; B & B Enterprises LLC-Transportation-Signs/Supplies-$130.75; Bailey Enterprises, Inc.-Inventory-Fuel-$18,306.44; Bank of the West Acct Analysis-Investment Pool-Bank Charges-$853.35; Bill’s Quality Auto Glass-Vehicle Maintenance-Windshield Repair-$281.68; Black Hills Energy-Segregated-Utility Service-$12,406.21; Blue Cross Blue Shield of WY-Co Admin-Health Ins Claims-$215,674.26; Blue Cross Blue Shield of WY-Co Admin-Health Insurance-$43,416.70; CenturyLink-Segregated-Telephone Services-$1,945.08; Charter Communications-Segregated-Internet Services-$228.56; Child Support Services/ORS-Payroll-Child Support-$564.00; Colonial Life & Accident Ins-Segregated-Insurance-$165.22; Communication Technologies Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Maintenance Agreement/Repairs-$5.00; Cowboy Chemical Inc.-Segregated-Laundry/Kitchen Supply-$619.70; Dubois Telephone Exchange-Segregated-Telephone Services-$648.74; Federal Express Corp-County Attorney-Shipping Fees-$59.97; Fremont County Treasurer-Co Admin-Health Insurance-$329,382.00; Fremont County Treasurer-Co Admin-Withholding/FICA-$196,451.97; Fremont County Treasurer-Co Admin-Section 125 Benefits-$41,467.43; Fremont County Treasurer-Health & Welfare-Property Taxes/Indigent Care-$262,291.72; Fremont County Weed & Pest-Health Promotion-Wellness-$15.00; Fremont Motor Riverton Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Repairs-$2,355.04; Gee, Brian-Segregated-County Health Officer-$1,400.00; Gist, Cora L.-Clerk of District Court-Reimburse Expenses-$40.80; Grainger-County Buildings Detention-Materials/Supplies-$164.56; Great West Trust-Segregated-Wyoming Benefits-$7,325.00; HealthSmart Benefit Solutions-Segregated-Insurance-$864.00; Heller, Kayelene-Clerk of District Court-Reimburse Expenses-$66.00; Inberg Miller Engineers-Cooper Road Study-Engineering Services-$17,438.72; Jack’s Saw Shop Inc.-Transportation-Supplies/Equipment-$74.80; Jack’s Truck & Equipment-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts-$2,997.37; Kisling, Lisa-Public Defender-Office Rent-$450.00; Lazzari, Bailey-Public Defender-Office Rent-$450.00; Leonard, Anthony G.-Detention Center-Inmate Medical Services-$1,140.00; Mountain View Cemetery District-Health & Welfare-Indigent Burials-$175.00; Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply-Transportation-Supplies/Equipment-$25.17; National Business Systems Inc.-County Treasurer-Prepaid Postage-$2,000.00; Natrona County Sheriff-Detention Center-Inmate Housing-$9,165.00; New York Life Insurance-Segregated-Insurance-$127.78; Newell Bundy, PC-District Court-Court Representation-$45.00; Northern Arapaho Child Support-Payroll-Child Support-$598.78; Novo Benefits-Health Benefit Plan-Actuarial Services-$3,600.00; Office Shop Inc., The-Agriculture Department-Service Agreement-$623.20; Paws For Life-County Sheriff-Animal Boarding-$420.00; Pitchengine Inc.-Peterson Bridge-Public Notice-$100.00; Quill Corporation-Segregated-Office Supplies-$672.92; R C Lock & Key-County Buildings-Keys/Services-$698.00; R T Communications-Segregated-Telephone Services-$537.73; Ratigan, Daniel, MD-Detention Center-Supervisor Contract-$4,500.00; Reed’s Moghaun Office Supply-Vehicle Maintenance-Office Supplies-$28.58; Riverton Physician Practices LLC-County Sheriff-Drug Testing-$386.00; Riverton, City of-County Buildings-Water/Sewer-$759.44; Romero, Amy-Clerk of District Court-Reimburse Expenses-$73.20; School Specialty, Inc.-Segregated-Office Supplies-$92.62; Sherwin Williams Paint Co-County Buildings-Paint/Supplies-$12.72; Snider, Yvonne-Sheriff Victim Services-Reimburse Expenses-$216.00; Society for Nutrition-Agriculture Department-Dues/Education-$100.00; Spoonhunter, Leslie-Fremont County WIC-Reimburse Expenses-$109.00; Stanbury & Strike PC-District Court-Contract Services-$300.00; State Disbursement Unit-Payroll-Child Support-$1,119.00; State of Wyoming, Public Defenders Offc-Public Defender-Office Rent-$1,650.00; Stroupe Pest Control Inc.-County Buildings-Pest Control-$415.00; Sysco Montana Inc.-Detention Center-Inmate Supplies-$16,929.46; Terrance R. Martin PC-Public Defender-Office Rent-$450.00; Total Net Salaries-Segregated-Salaries-$636,908.99; Traveling Computers-Computer Services-Supplies/Services-$12,019.03; Tweed’s Wholesale Co-Segregated-Supplies/Inmate Board-$9,851.74; U.S. Identification Manual-County Clerk-ID Manual Subscription-$82.50; Valley Lumber & Supply Co Inc.-County Buildings Detention-Materials/Supplies-$50.24; Verizon Wireless-Youth Services-Cellphone Services-$230.11; Western Printing, Inc.-Segregated-Printed Supplies-$317.15; Whiting Law, PC-District Court-Professional Services-$2,137.50; William H. Smith & Associates Inc.-Segregated-Surveying Services-$2,228.15; Wind River Towing-County Sheriff-Abandon Vehicle Towing-$175.00; WY Assoc of Co Ag Agents-Agriculture Department-Association Dues-$100.00; WY SDU-Payroll-Child Support-$1,034.00; Wyo Child Support Enforcement-Segregated-Child Support-$750.00; Wyo Dept of Workforce Serv-Co Admin-Workers Comp-$18,799.65; Wyoming Financial Insurance-Segregated-Bonds-$200.00; Wyoming Retirement System-Co Admin-Contributions-$146,778.19; Wyoming.com-Segregated-Internet Services-$1,074.12

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve a bill to Wyoming Behavioral Institute for Statutory Medical patients in the amount of $3,016.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) ASO Group Plan Change with Blue Cross/Blue Shield to amend the Travel Medical Benefit section of the Health Insurance.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a change to the Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance plan to amend the travel medical benefit to include the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Utah.  Motion carried unanimously.  2)  Amendment One to the Contract between Wyoming Department of Health, Public Health Division and Fremont County.  Clarence Thomas moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve Amendment One to the contract between the Wyoming Department of Health, Public Health Division and Fremont County, increasing the amount of contract dollars by $20,000 to a total of $386,872 for Public Health Emergency Preparedness statement of work.  The contract is to expire on June 30, 2020.  Motion carried unanimously.  3)  Western Surety Bond for James A. Anderson Fremont County Deputy Treasurer.  Clarence Thomas moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve the surety bond for Fremont County Deputy Treasurer James A. Anderson in the amount of $25,000.  Motion carried unanimously.  4)  Application for 24 hour Malt Beverage/Catering Permit for the 1838 Rendezvous Association.  Clarence Thomas moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve a malt beverage/catering permit the 1838 Rendezvous Association for their 1838 Rendezous celebration to be held July 2, 2019 through July 6, 2019 in Riverton.  Motion carried unanimously.  5)  Grant agreement between Wyoming Office of Homeland Security and Fremont County.  Clarence Thomas moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve a grant agreement between Wyoming Office of Homeland Security and Fremont County for Emergency Management in the amount of $66,800.  The grant assists the county for all hazards during the 2018 fiscal year.  Motion carried unanimously.  6)  Two applications for permits to construct access driveways.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded to approve the permit for John Falls representing The Butte LLC for a residential driveway access from East Main Street Road on Baldwin Creek Road for a residential driveway and to approve the permit for Jeffrey Kimber representing Precision Dirt for a driveway business access from Beebe Road.  Motion carried unanimously.  7)  Thank you letter to Sheriff Ryan Lee for serving on the Health Insurance Committee.  8)  Letter to Lt. Sarah Trehearne appointing her to serve on the Health Insurance Committee.  9)  Abatement Summary 10)  Commissioner’s Records of Proceedings.

 

There was nobody present for the Public Comment period.

 

Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen was present to get approval on two Memorandum of Understanding documents from the State.   Larry Allen moved, Mike Jones seconded, to approve a Memorandum of Understanding between Wyoming Department of Health Behavioral Health Division, Wyoming Life Resource Center and Fremont County Coroner and Fremont County Commissioners allowing the Coroner to utilize a designated area and a building for the County to use as a temporary mortuary parcel for mass fatality or public health emergencies and a Memorandum of Understanding between the Wyoming Department of Health Behavioral Health Division, Wyoming Life Resource Center and Fremont County Coroner and Fremont County Commissioners to provide to the County, a parcel of land adjacent ot the existing cemetery, which will serve as a location for the interment of unclaimed or indigent remains.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session with Treatment  Courts Supervisor Melinda Cox regarding personnel.  Motion carried unanimously.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

County Planner Steve Baumann presented the Upper Slate Creek Tracts, Tract 14C, Replat for approval.  The Planning Commission had received no public comment on this subdivision and recommended approval of the plat.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Upper Slate Creek Tracts, Tract 14C, Replat subdivision as recommended by the Planning Commission.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

County Planner Steve Baumann presented the JCK Outlot Subdivision for approval.  The Planning Commission had received no public comment on this subdivision and recommended approval of the plat.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the JCK Outlot subdivision as recommended by the Planning Commission.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Steve Baumann also reported on the Cooper Road hearing.

 

Interviews were held with applicants for one 6 month vacancy on the Library Board and one 2 ½ year vacancy on the Planning Commission:  New applicants Ray Price (Planning and Library) and Rick Metzger (Library).   Following the interviews, Larry Allen moved, Mike Jones seconded, to appoint  Rick Metzger to the Library Board and Ray Price to the Planning Commission.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Commissioner Allen mentioned the subject of a surplus sale.

 

Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session with Jodi Darrough, Chief Deputy County Civil Attorney for potential litigation and Commissioner Allen for personnel.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The commissioners will take a tour of the Lander Pioneer Museum after lunch and will take no action.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Mike Jones seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 12:05 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on February 12, 2019.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

 

/s/      TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

ATTEST:

 

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

 

February 5, 2019 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

02.05.2019(FULL)

January 22, 2019 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Monday, February 11th, 2019

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                   LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                     OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                               JANUARY 22, 2019

 

OFFICIAL MINUTES

 

The Board of Fremont County Commissioners met in Regular Session at 9:00 a.m. with the following members present:  Chairman Travis Becker, Jennifer McCarty and Michael Jones.  Vice-Chairman Larry Allen joined the meeting later.  Fremont County Clerk Julie A. Freese was present for the meeting.

 

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

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held January 15, 2019.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to accept the bills for payment.  Motion carried unanimously.  Utah Medical (SO) premium $8900.  Pull until further notice.  Motion carried.  Later in the meeting the voucher for Utah Medical was explained from the Sheriff’s Office.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Michael Jones seconded, to approve the voucher to Utah Medical in the amount of $8900.00.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

A & I Distributors-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$471.45; B & B Enterprises LLC-Transportation-Signs/Supplies-$21.00; Bailey Enterprises, Inc.-Segregated-Fuel-$11,893.67; Bob Barker Company, Inc.-Detention Center-Inmate Supplies-$2,473.66; Carl, Sylvia L.-CAST-Trauma Yoga Program-$60.00; Carroll Septic Service-Transportation-Services-$150.00; Central Wyoming Outpatient-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$899.03; Charter Communications-Detention Center-Internet Services-$213.87; Clifford, Gregory P. MD PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$2,910.00; Cloud Peak Counseling Center-Health & Welfare-Title 25-$975.00; Communication Technologies Inc.-Segregated-Maintenance Agreement/Repairs-$510.00; Dave Smith Motors Inc.-Capital Asset Acquisitions-Vehicle Purchases-$73,092.00; Davis, Karla-County Sheriff-Reimburse Petty Cash-$20.53; Degraw, Larry R.-County Sheriff-Bailiff Duties-$150.00; Dubois Hardware Co-County Sheriff-Supplies-$21.98; Ellis, Laurie J.-Fremont County WIC-Reimburse Expenses-$81.75; Farm And Ranch Days-Emergency Management-Booth Space-$75.00; Fast Lane, Inc.-Detention Center-Vehicle Fuel-$40.74; Food Services of America-Detention Center-Prisoner Board-$2,293.29; Fremont Motors Lander-Capital Asset Acquisitions-Vehicle Purchases-$112,672.53; Fremont Orthopaedics PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$950.00; Glassburn, Jennifer M.-County Attorney-Court Transcripts-$36.25; Globalstar USA-Search & Rescue-Satellite Phone Service-$184.23; Gruber Technical Inc.-Segregated-Maintenance Agreement-$3,956.00; Guardian Ems Inc.-Detention Center-Inmate Transport-$1,666.50; High Plains Power, Inc.-Segregated-Utility Services-$1,548.40; Holder, Philip-County Sheriff-Reimburse Expenses-$41.83; Honnen Equipment-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$158.07; James Gores & Associates, PC-Moneta Lysite Road Shoulder-Engineering Services-$18,832.66; Lander Medical Clinic PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$1,097.35; Lander Valley Sportsmans Assoc-Segregated-Range Fees/Dues-$250.00; Lander Vision Center-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$210.00; Linton’s Big R Store-Segregated-Uniform Supplies-$240.93; Mark’s Auto Sales & Towing-Segregated-Vehicle Towing-$230.00; Mountain Dental PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$755.00; Mountain West Towing LLC-Segregated-Vehicle Towing-$1,136.06; National Business Systems Inc.-County Treasurer-Service Charges For Renewal Cards-$504.04; Natrona County Sheriff-Detention Center-Inmate Housing-$5,265.00; NMS Laboratories-County Coroner-Toxicology Services-$883.00; Noble Medical, Inc.-County Sheriff-Drug Testing Supplies-$400.00; Office Shop Inc., The-Segregated-Service Agreement-$2,155.42; Paws For Life-County Sheriff-Animal Boarding-$630.00; Peterbilt of Wyoming-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts-$278.86; Phillips, Adam E.-District Court-Court Representation-$581.25; Post, Raymond-County Sheriff-Car Wash-$29.90; Priority Dispatch Inc.-Dispatch Center-Training-$3,130.00; Quill Corporation-Segregated-Office Supplies-$440.91; Radar Shop Inc.-County Sheriff-Radar Certification/Equipment-$1,701.00; Ramsour, Donald R.-Attorney Victim Services-Reimburse Expenses-$88.80; Reed’s Moghaun Office Supply-Clerk of District Court-Office Supplies-$136.52; Remote Satellite Systems-Search & Rescue-Equipment-$56.00; Revize LLC-Capital Asset Acquisitions-Website Services-$13,820.00; Riverton Physician Practices LLC-Segregated-Drug Testing-$368.00; Riverton Search & Rescue-Search & Rescue-Reimburse Expenses-$182.49; Sagewest Health Care-Detention Center-Inmate Services-$22,873.71; Shirts & More Inc.-Dispatch Center-Uniform Supplies-$268.00; Six Robblees’ Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts-$13.26; Skaggs Companies, Inc.-Segregated-Uniforms/Supplies-$702.75; Specialized Pathology Consult-County Coroner-Autopsy Fee-$2,600.00; Stock Doc, PC The-County Sheriff-Dog Boarding-$369.65; Stroupe Pest Control Inc.-County Buildings-Pest Control-$75.00; Symbol Arts LLC-County Sheriff-Uniforms/Badges-$240.86; Sysco Montana Inc.-Detention Center-Inmate Supplies-$21,985.45; Terrance R. Martin PC-District Court-Court Appointed Representation-$1,871.25; Transmetron Inc.-Detention Center-Drug Test Kits-$1,201.70; Traveling Computers-Segregated-Supplies/Services-$1,231.99; Tweed’s Wholesale Co-Detention Center-Inmate Board-$5,981.80; Union Telephone Company-Segregated-Cellphone Service-$628.11; Utah Medical Insurance Assoc.-Detention Center-Medical Insurance-$8,914.00; Verizon Wireless-Segregated-Cellphone Service-$144.00; West Payment Center-District Court-Library Plan-$63.95; Western Printing, Inc.-County Attorney-Printed Supplies-$122.16; Wind River Radiology PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$765.00; Wind River Transportation Authority-CAST-Bus Passes-$13.00; Wind River Unity Council-Prevention Program-Winter Retreat-$4,050.00; Wind River Vet Service-County Sheriff-Dog Boarding-$640.60; WY Public Health Laboratory-Segregated-Inmate Medical/Services-$332.00; Wyoming Financial Insurance-Clerk of District Court-Bonds-$100.00; Wyoming Office Attorney General-24/7 Program-Program Fees-$4,534.00; Wyoming Sheriff’s Association-County Sheriff-Sheriff Association Dues-$587.00; Wyoming.com-County Sheriff-Internet Services-$999.95

 

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Letters of appreciation to Fremont County Assessor’s staff for 2019 Property Tax Appraiser Cartification; and 2) letter of appreciation to Heather Morrison for service on the Fremont County Library Board.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Amendment One to the Conract among Wyoming Department of Health, Public Health Division, Fremont County Health Officer and Fremont County.  Motion carried unanimously.  Clarence Thomas moved, Michael Jones seconded, to approve the Official Bond and Oath for Ryan D. Lee.  Motion carried unanimously.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Fremont County Bank of the West Credit Card Applications for James A. Anderson ($2,500); Micah Wyatt ($1,500) and Michael Jones ($2,500).  Commissioner Michael Jones abstained from the vote.  Motion carried.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve an Agreement between Central Wyoming College Human Service Program and Fremont County for Field Experience for Human Services Students.  Motion carried unanimously.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve an Agreement between Fremont County Government and Tri-Star Detention, Inc. for installation of three RR Brink corridor sliding door mechanisms in the Fremont County Detention Center.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Commissioner Allen joined the meeting at this time.

 

Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve verification to the Wyoming Department of Health, Behavioral Health Division, regarding funding contributed by the Fremont County Government for both the CAST and Juvenile Treatment Court programs.  Motion carried unanimously.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Volunteers of America Northern Rockies  Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention draw down request.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  1) Second Quarter Report for Volunteers of America Northern Rockies Center of Hope.  A request from the Executive Health Insurance Committing informing the Board that Sheriff Ryan Lee has resigned from said Committee, and their subsequent recommendation to replace him with Sarah Treahearne.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to accept the resignation of Sheriff Lee with regret and to appoint Sarah Treahearne to the Committee.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

There was nobody present for the Public Comment period.

 

HDR Engineer Kyle Lehto presented a Right of Way Agreement between Thomas C. Hutchinson and Fremont County Government.  Said Agreement will allow for permanent mailbox placement at the former location on Paradise Valley Road to the junction of Paradise Valley Road and Peterson Road.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Right of Way Agreement as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

A Public Hearing was held at 9:25 a.m., as advertised, regarding amendments to the FY 2018-2019 budget for Unanticipated Revenues and Budget Transfers.  Present were County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix who stated no changes were made to the advertised information.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2019-04 “FY 2018-2019 Budget Amendment No. 5.”  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Ambulance Director Diane Lane and AMR Regional Director Scott Lenn were present for a monthly report.

 

Transportation Superintendent Billy Meeks and James Gores and Brendan Thoman, James Gores and Associates, gave an update on the Moneta Lysite Road Shoulder Widening Project.  Costs regarding BLM requirements, costs associated in bid documents.  An amendment to Owner-Engineer Agreement (No. 2) was presented by Thoman for the additional services required for Uinta Paleotological Associates and Northern Arapaho Tribal Historic Preservation Office, totaling $68,875.00.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve Amendment No. 2 as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.  In addition, a Material Borrow Area Lease with Knap Brothers, LLC was reviewed. The contract estimates the cubic yards of Unclassified Borrow will be obtained for the construction of the safety shoulders will not exceed 2,500 cubic yards at a cost of $1,800.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Lease with Knapp Brothers, LLC.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session with Transportation Superintendent Billy Meeks for personnel.  Motion carried unanimously.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Michael Jones seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the recommendation of the review committee to fill the vacancy for a Riverton Area Foreman at a annual salary of $48,000 and to begin on February 1, 2019.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the replacement of an open blad operator position and to proceed with the advertisement of a blade operator position in the Riverton area at an annual salary of $38,000.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Fremont County Public Health Nurse Manager Kathleen Laidlaw gave a monthly report.

 

Chairman Becker recessed the Board of Fremont County Commissioners and convened as the Fremont County District Boundary Board.  In addition to the Fremont County Commissioners the other two Boundary Board members were present:  Assessor Tara Berg and Treasurer Tom Majdic.  Secretary Berg reviewed W.S. § 21-6-203 through 206, stating in part “the county assessor, board of county commissioners and county treasurer shall constitute a board for establishing school districts in the county.  The district boundary board shall elect a chairman and he shall call a meeting of the district boundary board in the first quarter of each calendar year for the prupose of electing one of the members a schairman and secretary.”  Berg stated there were no boundary board issues at this time, and reviewed unified (K-12) and Non-Unified (K-8) status.  She further distributed the Fremont County 2018 District Valuation Summary for reference and stated HB68 will affect educational values if the bill is approved.  Clarence Thomas moved, Larry Allen seconded, to re-elect Travis Becker as Chairman and Tara Berg as Secretary of the Fremont County Boundary Board for 2019.  Motion carried unanimously.    Chairman Becker adjourned the Fremont County District Boundary Board and reconvened as the Board of Fremont County Commissioners.

 

Treatment Court’s Director Melinda Cox discussed the letters that the Board approved earlier in their meeting to the Wyoming Department of Health verifying funding from the County for both the Juvenile Treatment Court and Court Assisted Supevised Treatment Programs.

 

Cox gave an update on personnel by stating the Therapist Case Manager position is vacant and she recommends classifying it at a Licensed Certified Case Manager, which will allow a lower pay scale.  The benefit of such a position would be that it could be used in either the adult and juvenile programs.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve advertising for a full-time Case Manager position at a salary range of $38,000 – $48,000.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Building Maintenance Supervisor J.R. Oakley gave a personnel update by stating he is currently down two staff, one due to an off the job accident and another for a scheduled procedure.  He requested permission to hire a temporary employee on an as-needed basis at $11/hour.  Michael Jones moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve the hiring of a part-time employee for Building Maintenance only if needed, not to exceed $700.  Voting against the motion: Clarence Thomas.  Motion carried.

 

In another issue, J.R. Oakley reviewed an ADA upgrade needed for the Riverton Circuit Court.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the purchase of a wheel chair lift, not to exceed $6,000, with funding from the Building Maintenance budget, and Cash Reserve if necessary.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Michael Jones moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session with Riverton Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor Kam Larson regarding personnel and potential litigation.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Michael Jones seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the purchase of a two post hoist, not to exceed $16,000, with funding from the emergency repairs line item of the Capital Revolving Fund.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session with Wellness Coordinator Penny Fahey for personnel.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Larry Allen lmoved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session with Lander Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor Brad Meredith regarding personnel.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to return to Regular session.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given:

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 2:50 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on February 5, 2019.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

 

/s/      TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

ATTEST:

 

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

 

January 22, 2019 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Monday, February 11th, 2019

01.22.2019(FULL)

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