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July 13, 2017 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                          JUNE 13-14, 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, Ray Price, Jennifer McCarty and Clarence Thomas.  Commissioner Allen joined the meeting later. Fremont County Clerk Julie A. Freese was present for the meeting.

 

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

 

Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting that was held on June 6, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
A & I Distributors
Vehicle Maintenance
Oil/Fluids
$249.43
Airgas USA LLC
Vehicle Maintenance
Supplies
$39.58
Alsco Inc
Segregated
Laundry
$176.04
ANDA, Inc
Public Health
Vaccine
$5,629.56
Bailey Enterprises, Inc
Segregated
Bulk Fuel
$17,427.59
Baldwin Creek Rental Center
County Buildings
Equipment Rental
$44.00
Bank of the West
Segregated
Credit Card Purchases
$30,425.56
Bill Jones Plumbing & Heating
County Buildings – Detention
Materials/Services
$605.64
Bloedorn Lumber-Lander
Segregated
Materials/Supplies
$278.93
Bloedorn Lumber-Riverton
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$19.32
Bull’s Service & Towing LLC
Vehicle Maintenance
Service
$22.50
CenturyLink
Agriculture Department
Telephone
$317.04
Communication Technologies, Inc
Segregated
Mtce Agrmt/Repairs
$3,674.54
Corbett, Timothy
County Sheriff
Compliance Inspection
$210.00
Corporate Benefits Consortium LLC
Health Benefit Plan
Insurance Services
$4,541.00
DOWL LLC
Mortimore Lane Recon – Phase I
Contractual Services
$21,643.75
Eagle Uniform & Supply Co
Vehicle Maintenance
Laundry Services
$257.35
Food Services of America
Detention Center
Prisoner Board
$1,775.35
Fremont Counseling-Lander
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$5,945.00
Fremont County Assoc. of Govt.
County Commission
Membership Dues
$5,500.00
Fremont County Library System
Health Promotion
Wellness Reimbursements
$742.00
Fremont County School Dist #25
Youth Services
JDAI Meals
$671.55
Fremont Motor Transportation, Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Detailing
$75.00
Hasco Industrial Supply
Vehicle Maintenance
Materials/Supplies
$223.25
Ideal Auto Electric
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Repairs/Supplies
$171.00
Jennings, Chance A
County Sheriff
Compliance Checks
$210.00
Lander, City of
Segregated
Water/Sewer
$1,889.61
LCI Trucking & Construction LLC
Bridge Repair
Contractual Services
$67,755.69
Majdic, Thomas
County Attorney
Reimburse Expenses
$31.20
NAPA Auto Parts-Lander
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$2,030.35
NAPA Auto Parts-Riverton
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$994.14
Norco, Inc
Segregated
Rentals/Oxygen/Supplies
$157.11
Office Shop Inc, The
Segregated
Service Agreement
$117.79
O’Reilly Automotive, Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$13.01
Phillips, Adam E.
District Court
Court Representation
$262.50
Pitchengine Inc
Bridge Repair
Advertising
$150.00
Riverton Physician Practices LLC
Transportation
Drug Testing
$257.00
Riverton Ranger, Inc
Segregated
Advertising
$2,023.21
Riverton Tire & Oil Co., Inc
Segregated
Tires/Parts/Supplies
$3,791.54
Rocky Mountain Power
Segregated
Utilities
$12,776.88
Rocky Mountain Wash LLC
County Coroner
Vehicle Wash
$31.00
Selby’s
Segregated
Maintenance/Supplies
$200.00
Shoshoni, Town of
Transportation
Water/Sewer
$50.00
Snider, Yvonne
Victim Services – Sheriff
Reimburse Expenses
$204.80
Stevens, Cynthia B. MD
CAST
Clinical Supervision
$150.00
Sysco Montana, Inc
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$6,470.85
Terrance R. Martin PC
District Court
Court Appointment
$461.25
Tweed’s Wholesale., Co
Detention Center
Inmate Board
$4,723.77
Ultramax
Segregated
Ammunition
$2,230.00
Verizon Wireless
Segregated
Cellphone Service
$354.35
WCS Telecom
Segregated
Phone Services
$743.78
Western Printing, Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Printed Supplies
$67.05
Wyo Law Enforcement Academy
Segregated
Training
$3,814.80
Wyoming Financial Insurance
County Clerk
Bonds
$100.00
Wyoming Waste Systems
Segregated
Trash Removal
$2,544.24

$215,270.90
The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Wyoming and Commissioners of Fremont County (taken under advisement); and 2) Record of Proceedings.    Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve a University of Wyoming FY 2018 County Contract for the County to fund 50% of the salary of the Fremont County 4-H Extension Educator.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve a letter to the Bureau of Indian Affairs with responses to their application for the acquisition of land by the United States to be held in trust for the use and benefit of the Northern Arapaho Tribe.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve a letter to Fremont County Group Homes stating the County is not interested in selling a portion of the Major Property.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve an Application/Permit to Construct Access Driveway from Josephine Fullmer for Smith Road.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The Public Comment period was held.  There was nobody present in the audience; however, several phone calls had come in regarding an alleged complaint about harassment to a Mortimore Lane resident and a request from a Fort Washakie resident asking about financial assistance due to the high wind damage that occurred the previous night.

 

County Coroner Mark Stratmoen presented a monthly report.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given:

 

Guardian EMS Program Director Andrea Abbas reviewed May statistics.

 

Fremont County Library Director Janette McMahon and Bookkeeper Rebecca Thomas reviewed the need for a budget hearing.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to authorize the Library Board’s request to amend their fiscal year 2016/17 budget for Unanticipated Revenues and Budget Transfers.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Library Director Janette McMahon returned at the Commissioners’ request as a follow up to her budget hearing on May 23rd.

 

Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District Superintendent Andy Frey was joined by Board member Mark Moxley and District Legal Counsel Rick Sollars for a review of the Fiscal Year 2017/18 Proposed budget.

 

A Fremont County Government Accident Report was reviewed as submitted by the Public Health Nurse Department for damages to a vehicle that was damaged due to a hit and run.  Three bids were received:  Hague Auto Body $2,217.75; Olson’s Auto Body $2,610.47 and Bill Stork Autobody $2,636.33.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to accept the low bid from Hague Auto Body in the amount of $2,217.75 with funding from the Public Health Nurse Department.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Treasurer Scott Harnsberger joined the meeting to request permission to refill a part-time position.    Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to authorize a rehire for the part-time position.  The motion was tabled until later in the day.

 

A budget work session was held.  Present were County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix.

Freese outlined the work that had been done on the budget since the last meeting.

 

Chairman Becker proceeded to begin reviewing budgets.

 

Commissioners:  Total budget cuts $8,670.  New budget total $337,469.

 

County Clerk:  Total budget cuts $3,416.  New budget total $898,156.

 

Election Department:  Total budget cuts $1,575.  New budget total $138,058.

 

Attorney:  Present was Patrick LeBrun.  Total budget cuts $13,350.  New budget total $1,301,800.

 

Treasurer:  Scott Harnsberger was asked to join the meeting.  Total budget cuts $22,235.  New budget total $730,445.

Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to authorize the Treasurer to rehire a part time position.  Voting against the motion:  Clarence Thomas, Larry Allen and Travis Becker.  Motion died.  Ray Price moved to approve the Salary Benefit Worksheet that included bonuses.  Motion died for lack of a second.

 

Discussion moved to the Social Services and Miscellaneous line items.  Amounts tentatively approved are:

Child Development Services                                                                                    $0

Fremont County Alliance                                                                             $0

High Country Sr. Citizens                                                                             $  4,000

Lander Sr. Citizens                                                                                        $15,000

Riverton Sr. Citizens                                                                                     $15,000

Shoshoni Sr. Citizens                                                                                    $  4,000

Injury Prevention Resources                                                                       $0

VOA Center of Hope                                                                                     $60,000

Good Samaritan Center                                                                                $  3,414

Fremont County Group Homes                                                                   $  6,750

Children’s Advocacy Program                                                                     $  5,000

Historic Preservation                                                                                   $0

Riverton Airport                                                                                           $0

Airport Guarantee                                                                                        $150,000

Fremont County Fire District                                                                      $10,000

Flood Mitigation                                                                                            $0

Statutory Medical                                                                                          $220,000

Indigent Care                                                                                                 $255,000

Eclipse Contingency                                                                                      $0

 

A notice to all departments whose budgets may be effected by this action will go out explaining that their extra activity is to be vouchered similar to the Flood events and tracked.  The need to infuse budgets that may exceed their appropriation will be reviewed by the Commissioners and funded as necessary through the General Fund Cash Reserve.

 

Assessor.  Total budget cuts:  $5,400.  New budget total $926,633.

 

Coroner.  Total budget cuts:  $2,200.  New budget total $370,809.

 

Clerk of District Court.  Total budget cuts $1,500.  New budget total $427,680.

 

Lander Circuit Court Budget is $6,113.

 

Riverton Circuit Court Budget is $4,264.

 

Sheriff Administration/Patrol.  Total budget cuts $46,625 plus salary/benefits adjustment for new hire and $3,600 addition in service agreements.  New budget total $3,895,831.
Search and Rescue.  Total budget cuts $6,000.  New budget total $24,739.

 

Sheriff Detention.  Total budget cuts $44,750.  New budget total $4,522,190.

 

District Court.  Total budget cuts $1,300.  New budget total $140,218.

 

Transportation.  Total budget cuts $135,661.  New budget total $2,411,458.

 

Computer Services.  Total budget cuts $6,250.  New budget total $296,707.

 

Buildings. Total budget cuts $6,500.  New budget total $827,545.
Buildings Detention.  Total budget cuts $13,000.  New budget total $298,611.

 

Vehicle Maintenance.  Total budget cuts $19,700.  New budget total $252,714.

 

Planning.  Total budget cuts $1,350.  New budget total $252,714.

 

Youth Services/JDAI.  Total budget cuts $11,500.  New budget total $363,147.

 

Emergency Management.  Total budget cuts $500.  New budget total $137,567.
The meeting adjourned at 5:35 p.m.

 

The meeting continued at 9:00 a.m. on June 14, 2017 with all Commissioners present.

 

Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to reconsider the motion of filling the Treasurer’s part-time position.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to authorize the Treasurer to fill the part-time position.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Public Health Nurse.  Total budget cuts $235.  New budget total $362,275.

 

Extension.  Total budget cuts $500.  New budget total $197,224.

 

CAST.  Total budget cuts $2,000.  New budget total $295,263.  Transfer from General Fund $118,879.

 

JTC.  Total budget cuts $1,000.  New budget total $266,288.  Transfer from General Fund $80,695.

 

WIC, Recreation and Fair.  No cuts.

 

Library.  Total budget cuts $71,562.  New budget total $1,897,816.

 

Museum.  Total budget cuts $2,200.  New budget total $566,428.

 

This reduced the budget to roughly $1 million.  To balance the budget the following revenue savings will be applied.

Capital Revolving Fund                                            $500,000

Health Insurance Fund                                             $300,000

Investment Fund                                                       $304,321

 

Freese will notify all department of their cuts.  They are allowed to take the bottom line and make their own adjustments.  Those who wish to return to the commission should do so at the June 20, 2017 meeting.  The public hearing will be Monday, June 26, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the commissioner chambers.  The next day, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, the budget adoption will start at 10:30 a.m.

 

Commissioner Thomas updated the Board on a meeting to be held later in the day regarding possible FEMA assistance for Burris-Lenore Road (west end).

 

There being no further business, Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 11:00 a.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on June 20, 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

 

 

 

July 13, 2017 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING           )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                          JUNE 13-14, 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, Ray Price, Jennifer McCarty and Clarence Thomas.  Commissioner Allen joined the meeting later. Fremont County Clerk Julie A. Freese was present for the meeting.

 

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

 

Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting that was held on June 6, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
A & I Distributors
Vehicle Maintenance
Oil/Fluids
$249.43
Airgas USA LLC
Vehicle Maintenance
Supplies
$39.58
Alsco Inc
Segregated
Laundry
$176.04
ANDA, Inc
Public Health
Vaccine
$5,629.56
Bailey Enterprises, Inc
Segregated
Bulk Fuel
$17,427.59
Baldwin Creek Rental Center
County Buildings
Equipment Rental
$44.00
Bank of the West
Segregated
Credit Card Purchases
$30,425.56
Bill Jones Plumbing & Heating
County Buildings – Detention
Materials/Services
$605.64
Bloedorn Lumber-Lander
Segregated
Materials/Supplies
$278.93
Bloedorn Lumber-Riverton
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$19.32
Bull’s Service & Towing LLC
Vehicle Maintenance
Service
$22.50
CenturyLink
Agriculture Department
Telephone
$317.04
Communication Technologies, Inc
Segregated
Mtce Agrmt/Repairs
$3,674.54
Corbett, Timothy
County Sheriff
Compliance Inspection
$210.00
Corporate Benefits Consortium LLC
Health Benefit Plan
Insurance Services
$4,541.00
DOWL LLC
Mortimore Lane Recon – Phase I
Contractual Services
$21,643.75
Eagle Uniform & Supply Co
Vehicle Maintenance
Laundry Services
$257.35
Food Services of America
Detention Center
Prisoner Board
$1,775.35
Fremont Counseling-Lander
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$5,945.00
Fremont County Assoc. of Govt.
County Commission
Membership Dues
$5,500.00
Fremont County Library System
Health Promotion
Wellness Reimbursements
$742.00
Fremont County School Dist #25
Youth Services
JDAI Meals
$671.55
Fremont Motor Transportation, Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Detailing
$75.00
Hasco Industrial Supply
Vehicle Maintenance
Materials/Supplies
$223.25
Ideal Auto Electric
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Repairs/Supplies
$171.00
Jennings, Chance A
County Sheriff
Compliance Checks
$210.00
Lander, City of
Segregated
Water/Sewer
$1,889.61
LCI Trucking & Construction LLC
Bridge Repair
Contractual Services
$67,755.69
Majdic, Thomas
County Attorney
Reimburse Expenses
$31.20
NAPA Auto Parts-Lander
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$2,030.35
NAPA Auto Parts-Riverton
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$994.14
Norco, Inc
Segregated
Rentals/Oxygen/Supplies
$157.11
Office Shop Inc, The
Segregated
Service Agreement
$117.79
O’Reilly Automotive, Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$13.01
Phillips, Adam E.
District Court
Court Representation
$262.50
Pitchengine Inc
Bridge Repair
Advertising
$150.00
Riverton Physician Practices LLC
Transportation
Drug Testing
$257.00
Riverton Ranger, Inc
Segregated
Advertising
$2,023.21
Riverton Tire & Oil Co., Inc
Segregated
Tires/Parts/Supplies
$3,791.54
Rocky Mountain Power
Segregated
Utilities
$12,776.88
Rocky Mountain Wash LLC
County Coroner
Vehicle Wash
$31.00
Selby’s
Segregated
Maintenance/Supplies
$200.00
Shoshoni, Town of
Transportation
Water/Sewer
$50.00
Snider, Yvonne
Victim Services – Sheriff
Reimburse Expenses
$204.80
Stevens, Cynthia B. MD
CAST
Clinical Supervision
$150.00
Sysco Montana, Inc
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$6,470.85
Terrance R. Martin PC
District Court
Court Appointment
$461.25
Tweed’s Wholesale., Co
Detention Center
Inmate Board
$4,723.77
Ultramax
Segregated
Ammunition
$2,230.00
Verizon Wireless
Segregated
Cellphone Service
$354.35
WCS Telecom
Segregated
Phone Services
$743.78
Western Printing, Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Printed Supplies
$67.05
Wyo Law Enforcement Academy
Segregated
Training
$3,814.80
Wyoming Financial Insurance
County Clerk
Bonds
$100.00
Wyoming Waste Systems
Segregated
Trash Removal
$2,544.24

$215,270.90
The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Wyoming and Commissioners of Fremont County (taken under advisement); and 2) Record of Proceedings.    Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve a University of Wyoming FY 2018 County Contract for the County to fund 50% of the salary of the Fremont County 4-H Extension Educator.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve a letter to the Bureau of Indian Affairs with responses to their application for the acquisition of land by the United States to be held in trust for the use and benefit of the Northern Arapaho Tribe.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve a letter to Fremont County Group Homes stating the County is not interested in selling a portion of the Major Property.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve an Application/Permit to Construct Access Driveway from Josephine Fullmer for Smith Road.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The Public Comment period was held.  There was nobody present in the audience; however, several phone calls had come in regarding an alleged complaint about harassment to a Mortimore Lane resident and a request from a Fort Washakie resident asking about financial assistance due to the high wind damage that occurred the previous night.

 

County Coroner Mark Stratmoen presented a monthly report.  One set of unclaimed remains was referred to the Coroner’s Office; however, the individual was receiving Medicaid and per State Statute, it the responsibility of Department of Family Services.  Traffic fatalities have spiked over the last two weeks, with seven deaths (two motorcyclists in separate incidents and five fatalities in one incident).  Neither of the cyclists was wearing a helmet and none of the vehicular fatalities were wearing seatbelts.  This brings the total so far this year to 11 (compared to a total of 14 for the entire year of 2016 and at this same time last year, the number was two).  Flooding probably indirectly contributed to one death this month as emergency responders were unable to access in a timely manner an individual who had called 911 with a heart attack.  Current budget expenditures remain about 8% below where they should be at this time of year, in spite of case numbers being up about 10% over the same period in 2016.   The revised estimated carry over is $31,533.  The only realistic additional cut the Coroner’s Office could make is to cancel the one replacement “occasional” deputy in Dubois ($2,164 for wages and training), that has previously been approved by the Commission to refill.  He estimated approximately six deaths/year in this area on average.  He stated the Wyoming Department of Health is still working on combining two MOU’s related to Fremont County (cemetery and warehouse storage).

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given:

 

Commissioner Thomas informed the Board that an earlier request from the Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming for office space has been withdrawn as County 10 has offered a space for the agency.  He met with Library Director McMahon to review his budget concerns.

 

Commissioner McCarty attended the Fremont County Museum Board and Weed and Pest Control District monthly meetings, stating both are working on budgets.

 

Commissioner Price attended the monthly meeting on the Fremont County Library Board.

 

Chairman Becker met with a landowner on Mortimore Lane as related to the road reconstruction, and stated a Change Order in the amount of $1,100 would be coming to change a drain from the landowner property into the County’s right-of-way.  He has worked closely with the Riverton Valley Irrigation District to monitor the situation and come up with plans to keep it from overflowing and flooding Riverton.  As a result, the canal was cut to release some of the water; however, as a result over 8,500 acres are without water.  A meeting is being scheduled to come up with a plan to restore water to those areas.  He further commended the community, service organizations and agencies for their work to reduce the harmful effects of the flood event.  He stated the rest of the County was very fortunate.

 

Commissioner Allen joined the meeting at this time.

 

Guardian EMS Program Director Andrea Abbas reviewed May statistics.  She stated the statistics for Unit Arriving on Scene to Unit Leaving Scene were up; however, stated that is not necessarily a bad thing.  All patient transports are reported in the statistics (both 911 and non-emergent) so fluctuations will continue to happen.   There were 504 total runs in May, with the top four being:  Riverton 197; Lander 74; City of Lander 61 and Fort Washakie 38.  Abbas gave an update on the ambulances and stated there have been numerous repairs on multiple rigs.  The pucks for the GPS unit installation in the ambulances are in and one unit will be a pilot prior to installation in all others.  She will work on the inventory list and stated a billing question was forwarded to their corporate office.  She will visit Jeffrey City to look into the volunteer situation in that area.   Commissioner Thomas informed her that the Hines family has donated a parcel of land in Fort Washakie for a new Fire Station and wondered if a flight pad would be advisable.  She will forward the question to appropriate people.  She has been doing some spring cleaning and would like a recommendation on donating some old television sets and VHS to charitable entities for their use.

 

Fremont County Library Director Janette McMahon and Bookkeeper Rebecca Thomas reviewed the need for a budget hearing.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to authorize the Library Board’s request to amend their fiscal year 2016/17 budget for Unanticipated Revenues and Budget Transfers.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Library Director Janette McMahon returned at the Commissioners’ request as a follow up to her budget hearing on May 23rd.  There were seven people in the audience supporting the Library (a complete list is available in the Commissioner’s Office).  The Commissioners felt the Library’s fund balance that is proposed to carry over into the new fiscal year was significant.  They subsequently requested that $150,000 more in cuts be reviewed by her, as the new Director, as related to her vision of the Library System for Fremont County over the next year.  As a result, McMahon proceeded to present a power point, covering budget cuts over the last three years in major areas, including facilities, staffing, and programming/collections.  Consequences of further budget cuts were presented.  She concluded by reviewing her vision and plan as follows:  to see the Fremont County Library System become indispensable to the County as a whole by being a well-organized system that is looking forward to the future with solid planning and financial stability.  What the Library System can do to achieve these goals is to evaluate staff usage across the System; develop working plans for marketing and dissemination of information and collaborate with others to maximize usage of tax dollars, both within the Library System and outside.  McMahon stated her number one concern with further cuts is a reduction in programming and collections.   The work of both the Foundation and Friends were discussed as playing a major role in fundraising, donations, etc.

 

Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District Superintendent Andy Frey was joined by Board member Mark Moxley and District Legal Counsel Rick Sollars for a review of the Fiscal Year 2017/18 Proposed budget.  Frey reviewed a budget summary report FY 2016/17 of $4,280,116 and FY 2017/18 of $4,668,304 resulting in an increase of $388,188.  Discussed further were closure/post-closure reserve ($1,646,984); Potential 5% Wage Adjustment ($70,000).  Commissioners Becker and Allen stated they felt this was not the time for any Fremont County governmental agencies to ask the taxpayers to fund a wage increase.  Commissioner Allen stated the county employees had not received a raise in three years and had taken a 2% cut last year which was used to pay for their retirement with the potential to increase again to a maximum of 2% more this year.  Frey stated their employees were paying their retirement similar to what the State is doing meaning they are paying about half of their retirement themselves.  Moxley, Solid Waste Board Chairman, stated the employee increases have been part of a study that Frey was asked to do and by reducing costs and personnel, they felt they could offer these increases to their employees. Equipment ($266,900) is allocated in their equipment purchase and replacement line item; Infrastructure Improvements ($638,200) These funds include a large-scale piping network project with a goal of direct piping of the collected liquids from under the Lander landfill to the City of Lander Wastewater Treatment Facility, as well as some minor building door replacements and roof repairs. Office Equipment ($30,000); Equipment Repairs ($300,700) allowing for a major overhaul of a front end loader, dozer undercarriage work and scraper chains and flighting and Engineering ($330,000).   Staff has been reduced by 42% saving $500,000 per year.  Movement in the operations of the rural transfer stations, requiring payment for all waste disposed of county-wide and limiting site access to times when staffed has saved the district approximately $175,000.  The District researched and implemented an independent health benefit option for staff saving $70,000 per year.  Redirecting the majority of the waste generated maximizes the available equipment and staff resources and limiting the need for redundancies in services.  This has extended the life of both the Lander and Sand Draw landfills ultimately saving the taxpayers significantly over the coming years.  At the end of this fiscal year, the account balance for the closure/post closure care reserves will be approximately $9.8 million which does not account for any future landfill development which costs approximately $250,000 an acre.

 

A Fremont County Government Accident Report was reviewed as submitted by the Public Health Nurse Department for damages to a vehicle that was damaged due to a hit and run.  Three bids were received:  Hague Auto Body $2,217.75; Olson’s Auto Body $2,610.47 and Bill Stork Autobody $2,636.33.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to accept the low bid from Hague Auto Body in the amount of $2,217.75 with funding from the Public Health Nurse Department.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Treasurer Scott Harnsberger joined the meeting to request permission to refill a part-time position.  The employee leaving this position was non-benefitted; however, the likelihood is the replacement will require benefits (the unbenefited position resulted in a $2,500 savings to his budget).  He has two part-time positions that work 110-120 hours/month and cover the lunch hours and busy days (end of month, etc.).  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to authorize a rehire for the part-time position.  The motion was tabled until later in the day.

 

A budget work session was held.  Present were County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix.

Freese outlined the work that had been done on the budget since the last meeting as follows:

 

Fund balances were updated for all programs with fund balances (offline boards, CAST, JTC, etc.).

·         The Library Capital Project was refigured with the amount paid in the FY 16-17 and projected final payments for FY 17-18.

·         Changed IT Contractual Services as directed by the Commissioners at the last meeting to $20,000 for TCI and a note that $20,000 is in Cash Reserves if needed.

·         All funds were reviewed by Freese and Felix to determine the amount of money coming back to the General Fund in FY 16-17.

·         Further voluntary cuts were received from the County Clerk, Election Department and Planning Department

·         Worked with the Treasurer on Cash Reserves for the Offline boards.  Determined amounts they might need and placed them in the budget work sheet.  This allowed $50,000 to return to the General Fund Cash Reserve.  Trust accounts may be set up for each offline board and they may request funding from the Treasurer as needed without paying interest on the money.

·         Added $3,600 for a camera service agreement for Sheriff Patrol Cars.  It was decided that it should be added to the Sheriff’s budget.

·         Detention Trust transfer amount to the General Fund for utilities was increased from $26,000 to $50,000.

·         Airport funding was reduced by $50,000 to 0 but the $150,000 amount discussed as a possible reduction to the Library had not been reduced.

 

Chairman Becker proceeded to begin reviewing budgets.

 

Commissioners:  Total budget cuts $8,670.  New budget total $337,469.

Cuts made were:

FCAG (Fremont County Association of Governments) dues                    $5,500

Training (drop WACO training for 2 commissioners)                                   170

Travel                                                                                                             $3,000

 

County Clerk:  Total budget cuts $3,416.  New budget total $898,156.

Voluntary cuts were received as follows:

Service Agreements (drop Tyler Microfilm and add State Archives)     $2,200

Dues drop My PC and NADA Reference Book ($150 and $186)             $   336

Misc.                                                                                                                $   300

Travel                                                                                                             $   400

Printed Office (drop Certification labels)                                                  $   180

Freese also noted that her revenues are looking up and hopes to add another $15,000 in revenue.

 

Election Department:  Total budget cuts $1,575.  New budget total $138,058.

Voluntary cuts were received as follows:
Dues drop My PC                                                                                          $    150

Misc.                                                                                                                $    300

Telephone                                                                                                      $    100

Training (Dropped WACO training)                                                           $    125

Travel                                                                                                                         $    900

 

Attorney:  Present was Patrick LeBrun.  Total budget cuts $13,350.  New budget total $1,301,800.

With Pat’s help, the following budget cuts were made:

Training                                                                                                         $    750

Jurors                                                                                                             $2,000

Telephone                                                                                                      $1,500

Travel                                                                                                             $1,000

Postage                                                                                                           $1,000

Printed Office Supplies                                                                                 $   200

Fuel                                                                                                                 $   500

General Office Supplies                                                                                $1,200

Computer Software                                                                                      $1,000

Equipment <$1000                                                                                       $   700

Machinery & Equipment >$1000                                                                $1,250

Operating Supplies                                                                                        $   350

Misc.                                                                                                                $   400

Contractual Services                                                                                     $1,500

 

Treasurer:  Scott Harnsberger was asked to join the meeting.  Total budget cuts $22,235.  New budget total $730,445.

Discussion was held on whether he wanted to replace his part time position or to have his bonus money cut from his budget.  Scott stated he wanted both and proceeded to explain that his bonus money was his management style that he had for employees and without their bonuses, they would get less money in their paycheck than the previous year.  He also stated that he may have to lay off his part time positions and close his office to the public for the lunch hour if they took the bonuses.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to authorize the Treasurer to rehire a part time position.  Voting against the motion:  Clarence Thomas, Larry Allen and Travis Becker.  Motion died.  Ray Price moved to approve the Salary Benefit Worksheet that included bonuses.  Motion died for lack of a second.    They also asked him if he was willing to look into the State Archives doing his microfilm services in an electronic format which is supposed to be cheaper.  He didn’t know about that option so couldn’t confirm or deny that he could.  Cuts to this budget were as follows:

Bonuses                                                                                                         $19,835

Contractual Services for microfilm services                                              $  1,900

Telephone                                                                                                      $     500

Service Agreements (printer maintenance returned to IT)                     $ 1,400

 

Discussion moved to the Social Services and Miscellaneous line items.  Amounts tentatively approved are:

Child Development Services                                                                                    $0

Fremont County Alliance                                                                             $0

High Country Senior Citizens                                                                       $  4,000

Lander Senior Citizens                                                                                 $15,000

Riverton Senior Citizens                                                                               $15,000

Shoshoni Senior Citizens                                                                              $  4,000

Injury Prevention Resources                                                                       $0

VOA Center of Hope                                                                                     $60,000

Good Samaritan Center                                                                                $  3,414

Fremont County Group Homes                                                                   $  6,750

Children’s Advocacy Program                                                                     $ 5,000

Historic Preservation                                                                                   $0

Riverton Airport                                                                                           $0

Airport Guarantee                                                                                        $150,000

Fremont County Fire District                                                                      $10,000

Flood Mitigation                                                                                            $0

Statutory Medical                                                                                          $220,000

Indigent Care                                                                                                 $255,000

Eclipse Contingency                                                                                      $0

 

A notice to all departments whose budgets may be effected by this action will go out explaining that their extra activity is to be vouchered similar to the Flood events and tracked.  The need to infuse budgets that may exceed their appropriation will be reviewed by the Commissioners and funded as necessary through the General Fund Cash Reserve.

 

Assessor.  Total budget cuts:  $5,400.  New budget total $926,633.

Cuts made were:

Fuel                                                                                                     $   2,200

Travel                                                                                                 $   1,700

Training                                                                                             $   1,250

Misc.                                                                                                    $      250

 

Coroner.  Total budget cuts:  $2,200.  New budget total $370,809.

Cuts made were:

Juror Fees                                                                                          $     500

Telephone                                                                                          $     700

Equipment <$1000                                                                           $  1,000

 

Clerk of District Court.  Total budget cuts $1,500.  New budget total $427,680.

Cuts made were:

Travel                                                                                                 $      500

Postage                                                                                               $      500

Telephone                                                                                          $      500

 

Lander Circuit Court Budget is $6,113.

Riverton Circuit Court Budget is $4,264.

 

Sheriff Administration/Patrol.  Total budget cuts $46,625 plus salary/benefits adjustment for new hire and $3,600 addition in service agreements.  New budget total $3,895,831.
Cuts made were:                               Additions                                Cuts

Contractual Services                                                                         $  5,975

Training                                                                                             $  3,000

Travel                                                                                                 $  7,000

Uniforms                                                                                            $  4,000

Operating Supplies                                                                            $     500

Computer Supplies                                                                           $  2,000

Safety devices                                                                                    $  1,500

Equipment <$1000                                                                           $10,000

Ammunition                                                                                       $  7,250

Machinery & Equipment >$1000                                                    $  7,000

Computer Software >$1000                                                                        $  2,000

ADDED IN SERVICE AGREEMENTS            $3,600

 

Search and Rescue.  Total budget cuts $6,000.  New budget total $24,739.

Cuts made were:

Misc.                                                                                                    $  4,000

Telephone                                                                                          $  2,000

 

Sheriff Detention.  Total budget cuts $44,750.  New budget total $4,522,190.

Cuts made were:

Inmate Supplies                                                                                 $10,000

Equipment <$1000                                                                           $  5,000

Ammunition                                                                                       $  1,500

Machinery & Equipment >$1000                                                    $  5,000

Computer Software >$1000                                                                        $  1,000

Uniforms                                                                                            $  2,000

Operating Supplies                                                                            $     500

Medical Expenses                                                                              $15,000

Postage                                                                                               $      250

Printed Office Supplies                                                                     $  1,000

General Office Supplies                                                                    $     500

Training                                                                                             $  1,500

Travel                                                                                                 $   1,500

 

District Court.  Total budget cuts $1,300.  New budget total $140,218.

Cuts made were:

Telephone                                                                                          $    750

General Office Supplies                                                                    $    300

Postage                                                                                               $   100

Operating Supplies                                                                            $   150

 

Transportation.  Total budget cuts $135,661.  New budget total $2,411,458.

Cuts made were:

Cut new employee                                                                            $58,259

Drug testing                                                                                       $     350

Fuel                                                                                                     $30,000

Chains/Cables                                                                                   $16,610

Equipment <$1000                                                                           $   1,000

Safety Devices                                                                                   $   2,000

Operating Supplies                                                                            $   2,000

Uniforms                                                                                            $      500

Travel                                                                                                 $      600

Training                                                                                             $      500

Misc.                                                                                                    $      500

 

Later in the meeting there was discussion on whether the board wanted to continue with their Capital Revolving list.  Concerns were voiced that many cuts had occurred and there were still many items on the capital revolving list that maybe could wait until the following fiscal year.  After a lengthy discussion, it was decided to not replace the Lander Dump Truck this year with a Kubota system.  The amount of $253,000 will be removed from FY 17-18 list.

 

Cuts to the Transportation budget due to this change is as follows:

Rental Intra                                                                                        $17,342

Service Agreements                                                                          $  6,000

 

Computer Services.  Total budget cuts $6,250.  New budget total $296,707.

Cuts made were:

Equipment Repair                                                                             $  3,000

General Office Supplies                                                                    $     250

Computer Supplies                                                                           $  1,500

Equipment <$1000                                                                           $  1,500

 

Buildings. Total budget cuts $6,500.  New budget total $827,545.
Cuts made were:

Contractual services                                                                         $  1,500

(Note anything but tree repairs)

Materials                                                                                            $  3,000

Fuel                                                                                                     $  2,000

 

Buildings Detention.  Total budget cuts $13,000.  New budget total $298,611.

Cuts made were:

Electricity                                                                                           $  3,000

Building Improvements                                                                    $  5,000

Materials                                                                                            $  5,000

 

Vehicle Maintenance.  Total budget cuts $19,700.  New budget total $252,714.

Advertising                                                                                        $  1,000

Training                                                                                             $  1,000

Travel                                                                                                 $  1,000

Uniforms                                                                                            $     100

Operating Supplies                                                                            $  4,300

Safety Devices                                                                                   $     300

Equipment <$1000                                                                           $  1,000

Machinery & Equipment >$1000                                                    $  2,500

Vehicles >$1000                                                                                $  8,500

 

Planning.  Total budget cuts $1,350.  New budget total $252,714.

Voluntary cuts were received from the Planning Department as follows:

General Office Supplies                                                                    $    150

Fuel                                                                                                     $    700

Operating Supplies                                                                            $    500

 

Youth Services/JDAI.  Total budget cuts $11,500.  New budget total $363,147.

Cuts made were:

Training                                                                                             $  2,500

General Office Supplies                                                                    $  1,250

Travel                                                                                                 $  1,000

Advertising                                                                                        $     500

Fuel                                                                                                     $     500

Computer Supplies                                                                           $  1,250

Equipment <$1000                                                                           $  1,500

Program Development                                                                     $  3,000

 

Emergency Management.  Total budget cuts $500.  New budget total $137,567.
Cuts made were:

Fuel                                                                                                     $    300

Copier supplies                                                                                 $    200
The meeting adjourned at 5:35 p.m.

 

The meeting continued at 9:00 a.m. on June 14, 2017 with all Commissioners present.

 

Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to reconsider the motion of filling the Treasurer’s part-time position.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to authorize the Treasurer to fill the part-time position.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Public Health Nurse.  Total budget cuts $235.  New budget total $362,275.

Cuts made were:

Misc.                                                                                                    $    235

 

Extension.  Total budget cuts $500.  New budget total $197,224.

Cuts made were:
Dues                                                                                                   $    500

 

CAST.  Total budget cuts $2,000.  New budget total $295,263.  Transfer from General Fund $118,879.

Cuts made were:

Operating Supplies                                                                            $  2,000

 

JTC.  Total budget cuts $1,000.  New budget total $266,288.  Transfer from General Fund $80,695.

Cuts made were:

Operating Supplies                                                                            $  1,000

 

WIC, Recreation and Fair.  No cuts.

 

Library.  Total budget cuts $71,562.  New budget total $1,897,816.

Cuts made were:

Dues (per the Library’s voluntary cuts)                                                    $  1,562

Anywhere they want                                                                                    $70,000

 

Museum.  Total budget cuts $2,200.  New budget total $566,428.

Cuts made were:

Travel                                                                                                             $  1,000

Machinery & Equipment >$1000                                                                $  1,200

 

This reduced the budget to roughly $1 million.  To balance the budget the following revenue savings will be applied.

Capital Revolving Fund                                            $500,000

Health Insurance Fund                                             $300,000

Investment Fund                                                       $304,321

 

Freese will notify all department of their cuts.  They are allowed to take the bottom line and make their own adjustments.  Those who wish to return to the commission should do so at the June 20, 2017 meeting.  The public hearing will be Monday, June 26, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the commissioner chambers.  The next day, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, the budget adoption will start at 10:30 a.m.

 

Commissioners stated they had worked hard and had maintained almost all employee positions and also had not resorted to having the employees pick up another 2% of their retirement and had not used all savings the county had to offer.

 

Commissioner Thomas updated the Board on a meeting to be held later in the day regarding possible FEMA assistance for Burris-Lenore Road (west end).

 

There being no further business, Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 11:00 a.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on June 20, 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

 

 

 

JUNE 6, 2017 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                                   JUNE 6, 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 was present for the meeting.

 

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

 

Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on

May 23, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
A. D. Martin Lumber, Co
Culture & Recreation
Materials
$158.04
ABC Sign, Inc
Culture & Recreation
Sign Parts – Historic Preservation
$290.00
Ace Hardware-Riverton
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$55.56
Allen, Larry
County Commission
Reimburse Expenses
$2,194.80
American Family & Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$10,228.53
American Heritage Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$35.62
Arts in Action
County Elections
Arts in Action Booth
$65.00
AXA Equitable PEDC
Segregated
Annuity
$250.00
B & B Enterprises LLC
Transportation
Signs/Supplies
$52.00
B I Inc
Detention Center
Monthly Charges
$96.00
Bailey Enterprises, Inc
Inventory
Bulk Fuel Account
$17,427.59
Bank of the West Acct Analysis
Investment Pool
Bank Charges
$907.56
Barnes, Camille Grace
County Sheriff
Compliance Checks
$210.00
Battery Station, LLC
County Sheriff
Batteries
$128.90
Best Western Ramkota
Segregated
Lodging/Meals
$1,743.00
Bill’s Quality Auto Glass
Vehicle Maintenance
Windshield Repair
$239.61
Black Hills Energy
Segregated
Utility Service
$4,253.27
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming
Co Admin
Health Insurance Claims
$325,790.52
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming
Co Admin
Health Insurance
$30,181.00
Bob Barker Company, Inc
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$593.34
Bowdel, Steven P.
Detention Center
Medical Services
$1,425.00
Capital Business Systems, Inc
Segregated
Supplies/Service Contracts
$1,097.81
CDW Government, Inc
Segregated
Equipment/Supplies
$3,708.32
Charter Communications
Segregated
Internet Services
$351.86
Child Support Services/ORS
Payroll
Child Support
$564.00
Clifford,Gregory P. MD PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$2,832.00
Cloud Peak Counseling Center
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$1,625.00
CNA Surety
Clerk of District Court
Surety Bonds
$100.00
Collection Professionals Insurance
Payroll
Garnishment
$100.00
Colonial Life & Accident Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$188.22
Cooper, Danyne
CAST
Reimburse Expenses
$38.00
Corporate Benefits Consortium LLC
Health Benefit Plan
Insurance Services
$355.95
Cory J. Lamblin MD P.C.
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$473.00
Cowboy Chemical, Inc
Detention Center
Inmate Services
$792.90
Dell Marketing, L.P.
Segregated
Computer Equipment/Supplies
$8,515.80
Dubbe Moulder Architects PC
Riverton Library Roof/Drainage
Riverton Library Roof/Drainage
$12,080.00
Dubois Frontier, The
County Commission
Advertising
$46.75
Dubois Telephone Exchange
Segregated
Telephone
$648.41
Federal Express Corp
County Sheriff
Shipping Fees
$79.63
Food Services of America
Detention Center
Inmate Board
$3,290.30
Fremont Chevrolet GMC
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$147.83
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Health Insurance
$327,525.00
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Withholding/FICA
$212,300.69
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Section 125 Benefits
$44,867.85
Fremont Ears Nose & Throat
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$324.00
Fremont Motor Riverton, Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$376.31
Fremont Motors – Lander
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$435.12
Fremont Radiology
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$161.00
Globalstar USA
Search & Rescue
Satellite Phone Service
$142.25
Great West Trust
Segregated
Wyoming Benefits
$6,655.00
Griebel, Adrianne
Fremont County WIC
Reimburse Expenses
$196.56
Gunner’s Automotive Center
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Materials
$392.00
Hammer Electronics
County Sheriff
Telephone Supplies
$30.79
Hasco Industrial Supply
Vehicle Maintenance
Materials/Supplies
$147.28
HDR Engineering, Inc.
Bridge Repair
Professional Services
$17,009.43
Healthsmart Benefit Solutions
Segregated
Insurance
$928.00
High Country Construction ,Inc
Road Material Inventory
Materials
$16,208.36
Homax Oil Sales, Inc
County Sheriff
Fuel
$28.93
Hopkin, Justin
Segregated
County Health Officer
$1,400.00
Hutchison, Mike
County Sheriff
Reimburse Expenses
$43.01
Jeffres, Mary Jo
Segregated
Evaluation Services
$1,350.00
John Deere Financial
Transportation
Materials/Supplies
$569.85
Korman Signs, Inc
Culture & Recreation
Sign Parts
$136.24
Lander Medical Clinic PC
Segregated
Inmate Medical
$1,373.14
Lander’s Mill
Transportation
Scale Fee
$7.00
Majdic, Thomas
County Attorney
Reimburse Expenses
$16.80
Majerus, Katherine N.
County Sheriff
Contract Services
$660.00
Mark’s Auto Sales & Towing
Abandoned Vehicles
Vehicle Towing
$100.00
Martin, Jordan
County Sheriff
Compliance Checks
$200.00
Mazet Enterprises, Inc
County Sheriff
Supplies
$85.80
Media Works, Inc
County Sheriff
Supplies
$69.94
MHL Systems
Transportation
Parts/Supplies
$4,645.00
Milek, Joshua G.
County Commission
Website Hosting
$107.40
Moore Medical, LLC
Fremont County WIC
Medical Supplies
$118.73
Mountain Dental PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$870.00
Mountain West Towing LLC
County Sheriff
Vehicle Towing
$505.40
Mr D’s Food Center, Inc
Detention Center
Supplies
$878.90
National Business Systems, Inc
County Treasurer
Postage Prepayment/Postcards
$2,652.51
National Food Group, Inc
Detention Center
Inmate Board
$3,769.63
Navarre-Hiser, Dana
Detention Center
Instructor Fees
$809.00
Neopost USA, Inc
County Sheriff
Postage Machine Meter Rental
$84.90
Neuragain, LLC
County Sheriff
Contract Services
$3,000.00
New York Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$276.60
Norco, Inc
Segregated
Rentals/Oxygen/Supplies
$3,112.65
Northern Arapaho Child Support
Payroll
Child Support
$598.78
Nutrition Action Newsletter
Agriculture Department
Subscription Renewal
$20.00
Office Shop Inc, The
Segregated
Service Agreements/Repairs
$326.64
OR Dept. of Justice
Payroll
Child Support
$500.94
Osage Industries, Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$48.58
Palace Pharmacy
Detention Center
Inmate Rx’s
$5,682.34
Paws for Life
County Sheriff
Animal Boarding
$420.00
Print Shop, The
County Sheriff
Printed Office
$232.00
Quill Corporation
Segregated
Office/Computer Supplies
$1,451.06
R C Lock & Key
County Buildings
Keys/Supplies/Services
$442.50
R T Communications
Segregated
Telephone Services
$536.81
Ratigan, Daniel, M.D.
Detention Center
Supervisor Contract
$3,150.00
Reed’s Moghaun Office Supply
Segregated
Office Supplies
$4.40
Riverton, City of
County Buildings
Water/Sewer
$754.75
Rocky Mountain Wash LLC
County Sheriff
Wash Time
$157.50
Sagewest Health Care
Segregated
Inmate Medical/Title25
$33,160.49
Schoneberger, Valerie
Public Defender
Rent
$450.00
Shenango Screenprinting, Inc.
Culture & Recreation
Signs
$1,850.00
Shipley, Susan
CAST
Reimburse Expenses
$405.21
Shirts & More, Inc
Planning
Graphic Decals
$39.00
Shroyer, Tiffany
Victim Services – Attorney
Reimburse Expenses
$104.00
Sirchie Finger Print Lab
County Sheriff
Supplies
$68.91
Skaggs Companies, Inc
Segregated
Uniforms/Supplies
$1,503.75
State Disbursement Unit
Payroll
Child Support
$1,618.96
State of Wyoming
Segregated
Office Rent/Permit Fees
$1,700.00
Stroupe Pest Control, Inc
County Buildings
Pest Control
$115.00
Sweetwater Aire LLC
County Buildings – Detention
Detention Center
$469.50
Sweetwater County Sheriff
Detention Center
Inmate Housing
$3,980.00
Sweetwater Court
Payroll
Garnishment
$723.00
Sysco Montana, Inc.
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$3,575.85
Talkington, Kay
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$297.99
Telewest IV, Inc
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$3,962.86
Terrance R. Martin PC
Public Defender
Rent
$450.00
Total Net Salaries
Segregated
Salaries
$621,075.17
Traveling Computers
Computer Services
Computer Supplies/Services
$2,007.00
Truenorth Steel, Inc
Road Material Inventory
Materials
$3,121.33
Tweed’s Wholesale, Co
Segregated
Supplies/Inmate Board
$5,920.39
Tyler Technologies, Inc
County Clerk
Microfilm
$374.25
Ultramax
Segregated
Ammunition
$4,518.00
Union Telephone Company
County Sheriff
Cellphone Charges
$1,698.54
USPS- Hasler
County Sheriff
Postage
$1,000.00
Valley Lumber & Supply Co., Inc
Agriculture Department
Materials/Supplies
$3.82
Verizon Wireless
Youth Services
Cellphone Service
$665.76
Western Printing, Inc
County Attorney
Printed Supplies
$59.48
Whiting Law, P.C.
District Court
Professional Services
$3,247.50
William H. Smith & Associates, Inc
Segregated
Surveying Services
$4,091.00
Wilson, Desiree
Segregated
Public Defenders
$597.84
Wind River Power Sports
Search & Rescue
Search & Rescue
$105.90
Wind River Radiology PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$624.00
WY SDU
Payroll
Child Support
$830.00
Wyo Child Support Enforcement
Segregated
Child Support
$750.00
Wyo Dept of Workforce Services
Co Admin
Workers Comp
$21,122.51
Wyoming Behavioral Institute
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$3,425.00
Wyoming Livestock Roundup
Agriculture Department
Subscription
$50.00
Wyoming Machinery Co
1% Infrastructure Projects
Rental Fee
$6,200.00
Wyoming Retirement System
Co Admin
Contributions
$144,927.67
Wyoming.com
Segregated
Internet Services
$2,075.18

$1,985,223.35
Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to accept a voucher from Fremont Counseling Service for March and April Title 25 patients in the amount of $5,945.00.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1)  Memorandum of Understanding between University of Wyoming for and Commissioners of Fremont County to assign one and one-half University Extension Educators (taken under advisement); 2) University of Wyoming Annual Contribution Agreement for one-half contribution for Fremont County 4-H Extension Educator (taken under advisement); 3) letters of appreciation to Board members not seeking reappointment or reaching term limit:  Patti Jo Stoll-Baker and Charles Lanham on the Fremont County Historic Preservation Commission and Donald Newton and Nancy Wright on the Fremont County Library Board; and 4) Record of Proceedings.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve an Application/Permit to Construct Access Driveway submitted by Harold Kummer for Mortimore Lane.  Motion carried unanimously.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve a Wyoming Health Council Contract with Fremont County Family Planning for Title X funding from April 1 through September 30, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve a Wyoming Department of Transportation Closing Statement Acquisition acknowledging receipt in full of right-of-way payments totaling $6,540.00 for the North Federal Boulevard project.  Motion carried unanimously.   Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve Contracts for Trucking Services between Fremont County and Independent Contractors for standby services for the upcoming flood event.  Motion carried unanimously.  Contractors are Artery Construction, Inc., LCI Trucking & Construction, LLC, Bales Enterprises, Rocky Mountain Logistics, Al’s Grading, Trap Trucking LLC and Synapse, Inc.   Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve the 2017 Distribution of $16,000 in Petersdorf Hospital Trust income as follows:  $8,000 (50%) to the REACH Foundation for further distribution to the Riverton Senior Citizens, Inc., Sepiternal Society, Inc., Fremont County Hospice and other such institutions or organizations providing medical services or benefits and comforts for older people not otherwise available in the Riverton area as determined by the REACH Foundation; $5,760 (36%) to the Lander Senior Citizens Center; $960 (6%) to the High Country Senior Citizens Center; and $1,280 (8%) to the Shoshoni Senior Citizens Center.  Motion carried unanimously.  The required Conflict of Interest Policy was also signed regarding the Petersdorf Hospital Trust.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Contract between Wyoming Department of Health, Behavioral Health Division and Fremont County Commissioners as Governing Body for the Court Assisted Supervised Treatment of Fremont County.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  1) concern from Gloria Neumair regarding possible cuts to the Dubois Library; 2) Governor’s Office announcement of an economic diversification initiative called Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming (ENDOW) (Chairman Becker  working on the initiative requirements); 3) request from Community Prevention Specialist for office space (Commissioner Thomas will show them possible space in the Riverton Office complex); 4) Landmark Dividend’s request to buy ground leases for cellular towers (no action will be taken per recommendations from Communications Division and County Attorney); 5) Bureau of Land Management Grazing Permit Renewal Public Scoping on Fraser Draw Allotment.

 

The Public Comment period was held.

 

Mortimore Lane resident Carol Sanders stated she had experienced a theft of a tool and felt it was the result of the construction currently taking place on the Road.  Chairman Becker stated he would contact the Sheriff’s Department and forward her complaint.

 

Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to authorize up to $12,000 from the Capital Revolving Fund for emergency repairs to a motor grader and to further accept the invoice from Wyoming Machinery for the repairs.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton distributed photos of a blow out on the Burris-Lenore Road, stating it is a Tribal/BIA Road, which is near the County maintained Wilderness Road.  He reviewed other County roads and bridges that are experiencing issues due to high water.

 

Dave Pendleton discussed the Transportation Budget and specifically the Truck Driver position.

 

Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session with Calvin Watterson regarding personnel.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

A Public Hearing was held at 10:15 a.m., as advertised, regarding Budget Transfers.  Present were County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2017-12 “FY 2016-17 Budget Amendment No. 9”.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Wind River District Ranger Rick Metzger and Washakie District Ranger Steve Schacht presented a quarterly report on activities within the Shoshone National Forest.

 

A bid opening was held at 11:00 a.m. for Unleaded and Diesel Fuel for the combination of all Fremont County fuel locations (Fremont County Government at Lander, Riverton, Pavillion and Lysite and Fremont County Solid Waste District at Lander and Riverton).  Present was County Planner Steve Baumann who stated that for the last several years, the County had been allowed to piggy back on Wyoming Department of Transportation supplier; however, this year the County had opted to do their own bidding.  Baumann opened the three bids received and read the results as follows:

Sammons Oil Company         $539,533.00

Bailey Oil Company               $513,525.50

Homax Oil Sales                     No bid submitted for Solid Waste Disposal District (Bid disqualified)

Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to accept the low bid submitted by Bailey Oil Company in the amount of $513,525.50, pending final review by Baumann.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Fremont Counseling Service Executive Director Scott Hayes introduced newly hired Pine Ridge Director Dr. Tracy Wilson.  Also present was Brad Meredith, Fremont County Vehicle Maintenance Department.   Present in the audience were County and Prosecuting Attorney Patrick LeBrun, Deputy Jodi Darrough and Operations Assistant Christy Gabel.  Hayes proceeded to review the status of the Gatekeeping Grant which was awarded to Fremont Counseling Service by the Wyoming Department of Health in order to develop infrastructure and implement processes to demonstrate gatekeeping for costs related to the emergency detention and involuntary hospitalization of persons with mental illness as per State Statute.  A major grant component is to equip a Fremont County vehicle for safe and secure transport of detained individuals.  Hayes stated Fremont Counseling will assist with cost sharing of the vehicle after the grant is expended, and work will also commence on an agreement relating to the vehicle (ownership, licensing, insurance, etc.) by August 1st.    Jennifer McCarty moved, Larry Allen seconded, to authorize Vehicle Maintenance to order a radio and tires for the vehicle, and invoice according to the plan so Fremont County will be reimbursed for the costs through the grant.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese and County Assessor Tara Berg met with the commissioners to update them on the budget picture.  Berg provided an updated assessed value of $631,220, 630.  This will be certified in July, but she felt it was solid enough to provide for the Commissioners to use for budgeting purposes.

 

Budget hearings were held to further discuss the following budgets:

 

Museum:  Scott Goetz, Director was present to discuss the amount of money he anticipated would be returned to the General Fund.

 

County Extension:  Alex Malcolm, Chance Marshall and Laura Balis were present to discuss their budget with respect to travel.

 

Nurse:  Kathleen Laidlaw, Director, Jo Hehr, Office Manager and Marcy Holford, Supervisor.  This budget had originally been projected incorrectly for the amount to return to the General Fund.  This has been corrected making the amount projected to be returned now to $21,032 rather than the $10,370 projected earlier.

 

IT:  Kevin Shultz, Director was present to discuss his contract with Traveling Computers, Inc.

 

Popo Agie Flood Mitigation:  RaJean Strube Fossen, Assistant Lander City Mayor and Steve Baumann, County Planner were present.  The request is for $25,000/year for two years.  In September of 2014 the City of Lander, with funding assistance from Fremont County and the Popo Agie Conservation District, entered into an agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers to perform a Section 205 Flood Risk Mitigation Study.  Since that time, the Federal Natural Resources Policy Account (FNRPA) funds have not been successful.

 

Youth Services/JDAI:  Melinda Cox, Director was present to discuss her budget.  She stated the budget has been reduced due to a resignation of an employee that she will not fill at this time.

 

Discussion was held on how to proceed with budget adjustments.  The goal of reductions is $1.1 million.

 

The Board reviewed the results from Departments when asked about the availability of surplus property and the possibility of an online auction.  Since only a few departments responded, another request will be sent out.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given:

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 4:00 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on June 13, 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

 

 

 

JUNE 6, 2017 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                                   JUNE 6, 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 was present for the meeting.

 

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

 

Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on

May 23, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
A. D. Martin Lumber, Co
Culture & Recreation
Materials
$158.04
ABC Sign, Inc
Culture & Recreation
Sign Parts – Historic Preservation
$290.00
Ace Hardware-Riverton
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$55.56
Allen, Larry
County Commission
Reimburse Expenses
$2,194.80
American Family & Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$10,228.53
American Heritage Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$35.62
Arts in Action
County Elections
Arts in Action Booth
$65.00
AXA Equitable PEDC
Segregated
Annuity
$250.00
B & B Enterprises LLC
Transportation
Signs/Supplies
$52.00
B I Inc
Detention Center
Monthly Charges
$96.00
Bailey Enterprises, Inc
Inventory
Bulk Fuel Account
$17,427.59
Bank of the West Acct Analysis
Investment Pool
Bank Charges
$907.56
Barnes, Camille Grace
County Sheriff
Compliance Checks
$210.00
Battery Station, LLC
County Sheriff
Batteries
$128.90
Best Western Ramkota
Segregated
Lodging/Meals
$1,743.00
Bill’s Quality Auto Glass
Vehicle Maintenance
Windshield Repair
$239.61
Black Hills Energy
Segregated
Utility Service
$4,253.27
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming
Co Admin
Health Insurance Claims
$325,790.52
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming
Co Admin
Health Insurance
$30,181.00
Bob Barker Company, Inc
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$593.34
Bowdel, Steven P.
Detention Center
Medical Services
$1,425.00
Capital Business Systems, Inc
Segregated
Supplies/Service Contracts
$1,097.81
CDW Government, Inc
Segregated
Equipment/Supplies
$3,708.32
Charter Communications
Segregated
Internet Services
$351.86
Child Support Services/ORS
Payroll
Child Support
$564.00
Clifford,Gregory P. MD PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$2,832.00
Cloud Peak Counseling Center
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$1,625.00
CNA Surety
Clerk of District Court
Surety Bonds
$100.00
Collection Professionals Insurance
Payroll
Garnishment
$100.00
Colonial Life & Accident Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$188.22
Cooper, Danyne
CAST
Reimburse Expenses
$38.00
Corporate Benefits Consortium LLC
Health Benefit Plan
Insurance Services
$355.95
Cory J. Lamblin MD P.C.
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$473.00
Cowboy Chemical, Inc
Detention Center
Inmate Services
$792.90
Dell Marketing, L.P.
Segregated
Computer Equipment/Supplies
$8,515.80
Dubbe Moulder Architects PC
Riverton Library Roof/Drainage
Riverton Library Roof/Drainage
$12,080.00
Dubois Frontier, The
County Commission
Advertising
$46.75
Dubois Telephone Exchange
Segregated
Telephone
$648.41
Federal Express Corp
County Sheriff
Shipping Fees
$79.63
Food Services of America
Detention Center
Inmate Board
$3,290.30
Fremont Chevrolet GMC
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$147.83
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Health Insurance
$327,525.00
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Withholding/FICA
$212,300.69
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Section 125 Benefits
$44,867.85
Fremont Ears Nose & Throat
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$324.00
Fremont Motor Riverton, Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$376.31
Fremont Motors – Lander
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$435.12
Fremont Radiology
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$161.00
Globalstar USA
Search & Rescue
Satellite Phone Service
$142.25
Great West Trust
Segregated
Wyoming Benefits
$6,655.00
Griebel, Adrianne
Fremont County WIC
Reimburse Expenses
$196.56
Gunner’s Automotive Center
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Materials
$392.00
Hammer Electronics
County Sheriff
Telephone Supplies
$30.79
Hasco Industrial Supply
Vehicle Maintenance
Materials/Supplies
$147.28
HDR Engineering, Inc.
Bridge Repair
Professional Services
$17,009.43
Healthsmart Benefit Solutions
Segregated
Insurance
$928.00
High Country Construction ,Inc
Road Material Inventory
Materials
$16,208.36
Homax Oil Sales, Inc
County Sheriff
Fuel
$28.93
Hopkin, Justin
Segregated
County Health Officer
$1,400.00
Hutchison, Mike
County Sheriff
Reimburse Expenses
$43.01
Jeffres, Mary Jo
Segregated
Evaluation Services
$1,350.00
John Deere Financial
Transportation
Materials/Supplies
$569.85
Korman Signs, Inc
Culture & Recreation
Sign Parts
$136.24
Lander Medical Clinic PC
Segregated
Inmate Medical
$1,373.14
Lander’s Mill
Transportation
Scale Fee
$7.00
Majdic, Thomas
County Attorney
Reimburse Expenses
$16.80
Majerus, Katherine N.
County Sheriff
Contract Services
$660.00
Mark’s Auto Sales & Towing
Abandoned Vehicles
Vehicle Towing
$100.00
Martin, Jordan
County Sheriff
Compliance Checks
$200.00
Mazet Enterprises, Inc
County Sheriff
Supplies
$85.80
Media Works, Inc
County Sheriff
Supplies
$69.94
MHL Systems
Transportation
Parts/Supplies
$4,645.00
Milek, Joshua G.
County Commission
Website Hosting
$107.40
Moore Medical, LLC
Fremont County WIC
Medical Supplies
$118.73
Mountain Dental PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$870.00
Mountain West Towing LLC
County Sheriff
Vehicle Towing
$505.40
Mr D’s Food Center, Inc
Detention Center
Supplies
$878.90
National Business Systems, Inc
County Treasurer
Postage Prepayment/Postcards
$2,652.51
National Food Group, Inc
Detention Center
Inmate Board
$3,769.63
Navarre-Hiser, Dana
Detention Center
Instructor Fees
$809.00
Neopost USA, Inc
County Sheriff
Postage Machine Meter Rental
$84.90
Neuragain, LLC
County Sheriff
Contract Services
$3,000.00
New York Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$276.60
Norco, Inc
Segregated
Rentals/Oxygen/Supplies
$3,112.65
Northern Arapaho Child Support
Payroll
Child Support
$598.78
Nutrition Action Newsletter
Agriculture Department
Subscription Renewal
$20.00
Office Shop Inc, The
Segregated
Service Agreements/Repairs
$326.64
OR Dept. of Justice
Payroll
Child Support
$500.94
Osage Industries, Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$48.58
Palace Pharmacy
Detention Center
Inmate Rx’s
$5,682.34
Paws for Life
County Sheriff
Animal Boarding
$420.00
Print Shop, The
County Sheriff
Printed Office
$232.00
Quill Corporation
Segregated
Office/Computer Supplies
$1,451.06
R C Lock & Key
County Buildings
Keys/Supplies/Services
$442.50
R T Communications
Segregated
Telephone Services
$536.81
Ratigan, Daniel, M.D.
Detention Center
Supervisor Contract
$3,150.00
Reed’s Moghaun Office Supply
Segregated
Office Supplies
$4.40
Riverton, City of
County Buildings
Water/Sewer
$754.75
Rocky Mountain Wash LLC
County Sheriff
Wash Time
$157.50
Sagewest Health Care
Segregated
Inmate Medical/Title25
$33,160.49
Schoneberger, Valerie
Public Defender
Rent
$450.00
Shenango Screenprinting, Inc.
Culture & Recreation
Signs
$1,850.00
Shipley, Susan
CAST
Reimburse Expenses
$405.21
Shirts & More, Inc
Planning
Graphic Decals
$39.00
Shroyer, Tiffany
Victim Services – Attorney
Reimburse Expenses
$104.00
Sirchie Finger Print Lab
County Sheriff
Supplies
$68.91
Skaggs Companies, Inc
Segregated
Uniforms/Supplies
$1,503.75
State Disbursement Unit
Payroll
Child Support
$1,618.96
State of Wyoming
Segregated
Office Rent/Permit Fees
$1,700.00
Stroupe Pest Control, Inc
County Buildings
Pest Control
$115.00
Sweetwater Aire LLC
County Buildings – Detention
Detention Center
$469.50
Sweetwater County Sheriff
Detention Center
Inmate Housing
$3,980.00
Sweetwater Court
Payroll
Garnishment
$723.00
Sysco Montana, Inc.
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$3,575.85
Talkington, Kay
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$297.99
Telewest IV, Inc
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$3,962.86
Terrance R. Martin PC
Public Defender
Rent
$450.00
Total Net Salaries
Segregated
Salaries
$621,075.17
Traveling Computers
Computer Services
Computer Supplies/Services
$2,007.00
Truenorth Steel, Inc
Road Material Inventory
Materials
$3,121.33
Tweed’s Wholesale, Co
Segregated
Supplies/Inmate Board
$5,920.39
Tyler Technologies, Inc
County Clerk
Microfilm
$374.25
Ultramax
Segregated
Ammunition
$4,518.00
Union Telephone Company
County Sheriff
Cellphone Charges
$1,698.54
USPS- Hasler
County Sheriff
Postage
$1,000.00
Valley Lumber & Supply Co., Inc
Agriculture Department
Materials/Supplies
$3.82
Verizon Wireless
Youth Services
Cellphone Service
$665.76
Western Printing, Inc
County Attorney
Printed Supplies
$59.48
Whiting Law, P.C.
District Court
Professional Services
$3,247.50
William H. Smith & Associates, Inc
Segregated
Surveying Services
$4,091.00
Wilson, Desiree
Segregated
Public Defenders
$597.84
Wind River Power Sports
Search & Rescue
Search & Rescue
$105.90
Wind River Radiology PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$624.00
WY SDU
Payroll
Child Support
$830.00
Wyo Child Support Enforcement
Segregated
Child Support
$750.00
Wyo Dept of Workforce Services
Co Admin
Workers Comp
$21,122.51
Wyoming Behavioral Institute
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$3,425.00
Wyoming Livestock Roundup
Agriculture Department
Subscription
$50.00
Wyoming Machinery Co
1% Infrastructure Projects
Rental Fee
$6,200.00
Wyoming Retirement System
Co Admin
Contributions
$144,927.67
Wyoming.com
Segregated
Internet Services
$2,075.18

$1,985,223.35
Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to accept a voucher from Fremont Counseling Service for March and April Title 25 patients in the amount of $5,945.00.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1)  Memorandum of Understanding between University of Wyoming for and Commissioners of Fremont County to assign one and one-half University Extension Educators (taken under advisement); 2) University of Wyoming Annual Contribution Agreement for one-half contribution for Fremont County 4-H Extension Educator (taken under advisement); 3) letters of appreciation to Board members not seeking reappointment or reaching term limit:  Patti Jo Stoll-Baker and Charles Lanham on the Fremont County Historic Preservation Commission and Donald Newton and Nancy Wright on the Fremont County Library Board; and 4) Record of Proceedings.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve an Application/Permit to Construct Access Driveway submitted by Harold Kummer for Mortimore Lane.  Motion carried unanimously.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve a Wyoming Health Council Contract with Fremont County Family Planning for Title X funding from April 1 through September 30, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve a Wyoming Department of Transportation Closing Statement Acquisition acknowledging receipt in full of right-of-way payments totaling $6,540.00 for the North Federal Boulevard project.  Motion carried unanimously.   Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve Contracts for Trucking Services between Fremont County and Independent Contractors for standby services for the upcoming flood event.  Motion carried unanimously.  Contractors are Artery Construction, Inc., LCI Trucking & Construction, LLC, Bales Enterprises, Rocky Mountain Logistics, Al’s Grading, Trap Trucking LLC and Synapse, Inc.   Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve the 2017 Distribution of $16,000 in Petersdorf Hospital Trust income as follows:  $8,000 (50%) to the REACH Foundation for further distribution to the Riverton Senior Citizens, Inc., Sepiternal Society, Inc., Fremont County Hospice and other such institutions or organizations providing medical services or benefits and comforts for older people not otherwise available in the Riverton area as determined by the REACH Foundation; $5,760 (36%) to the Lander Senior Citizens Center; $960 (6%) to the High Country Senior Citizens Center; and $1,280 (8%) to the Shoshoni Senior Citizens Center.  Motion carried unanimously.  The required Conflict of Interest Policy was also signed regarding the Petersdorf Hospital Trust.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Contract between Wyoming Department of Health, Behavioral Health Division and Fremont County Commissioners as Governing Body for the Court Assisted Supervised Treatment of Fremont County.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  1) concern from Gloria Neumair regarding possible cuts to the Dubois Library; 2) Governor’s Office announcement of an economic diversification initiative called Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming (ENDOW) (Chairman Becker  working on the initiative requirements); 3) request from Community Prevention Specialist for office space (Commissioner Thomas will show them possible space in the Riverton Office complex); 4) Landmark Dividend’s request to buy ground leases for cellular towers (no action will be taken per recommendations from Communications Division and County Attorney); 5) Bureau of Land Management Grazing Permit Renewal Public Scoping on Fraser Draw Allotment.

 

The Public Comment period was held.

 

Mortimore Lane resident Carol Sanders stated she had experienced a theft of a tool and felt it was the result of the construction currently taking place on the Road.  Chairman Becker stated he would contact the Sheriff’s Department and forward her complaint.

 

County Planner Steve Baumann stated a Subdivision plat needed to be re-signed as several of the signatures were in blue ink and unacceptable.

 

Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to authorize up to $12,000 from the Capital Revolving Fund for emergency repairs to a motor grader and to further accept the invoice from Wyoming Machinery for the repairs.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton distributed photos of a blow out on the Burris-Lenore Road, stating it is a Tribal/BIA Road, which is near the County maintained Wilderness Road.  He reviewed efforts currently taking place on Wilderness Road which includes rock being used to armor the bank and barbs are being constructed on the bank where possible erosion to an approximate 500-foot stretch is expected. A large tree and root system was hung up under Wilderness Bridge and has been removed.  He reviewed other County roads and bridges that are experiencing issues due to high water:  Debris was collected in a tube in the Sweetwater River on Ore Road, Baldwin Creek is coming out of its banks in several locations and Bunker Road is flooding.  The Dubois Mayor requested assistance with a tree hung up in the Welty Street Bridge and Pendleton contacted the County’s contractor, TY Excavation, to assist.  The Board requested Pendleton keep the Emergency Management Coordinator apprised of all the reported issues.

 

Dave Pendleton discussed the Transportation Budget and specifically the Truck Driver position.  Chairman Becker indicated there are some changes coming up for the Riverton area which Dave confirmed and they will meet at a later date for further the discussion.  Commissioners decided they want to see the Riverton plan before they decide on any new positions.  Chairman Becker inquired about what projects were planned for the next year.  Dave indicated that the 1% gravel haul will happen with only $1 million budgeted.  The delivery of the gravel and the cost of materials will be paid by the 1% fund and hauled by private haulers.  The county will lay the gravel when it is delivered.  The other duties will be to continue maintenance on roads which may be more than anticipate due to the flooding that is occurring at this time.  More discussion was held on the 1% budget as well as far as the breakout in costs for the materials and private haul contractor amounts.  Dave will return with that information for the commissioners as they determine where their priorities are in the next fiscal year.

 

Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session with Calvin Watterson regarding personnel.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

A Public Hearing was held at 10:15 a.m., as advertised, regarding Budget Transfers.  Present were County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2017-12 “FY 2016-17 Budget Amendment No. 9”.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Wind River District Ranger Rick Metzger and Washakie District Ranger Steve Schacht presented a quarterly report on activities within the Shoshone National Forest.   Discussed were timber sales, road issues, range outlook, recreation and travel management within their respective areas.

 

A bid opening was held at 11:00 a.m. for Unleaded and Diesel Fuel for the combination of all Fremont County fuel locations (Fremont County Government at Lander, Riverton, Pavillion and Lysite and Fremont County Solid Waste District at Lander and Riverton).  Present was County Planner Steve Baumann who stated that for the last several years, the County had been allowed to piggy back on Wyoming Department of Transportation supplier; however, this year the County had opted to do their own bidding.  Baumann opened the three bids received and read the results as follows:

Sammons Oil Company         $539,533.00

Bailey Oil Company               $513,525.50

Homax Oil Sales                     No bid submitted for Solid Waste Disposal District (Bid disqualified)

Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to accept the low bid submitted by Bailey Oil Company in the amount of $513,525.50, pending final review by Baumann.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Fremont Counseling Service Executive Director Scott Hayes introduced newly hired Pine Ridge Director Dr. Tracy Wilson.  Also present was Brad Meredith, Fremont County Vehicle Maintenance Department.   Present in the audience were County and Prosecuting Attorney Patrick LeBrun, Deputy Jodi Darrough and Operations Assistant Christy Gabel.  Hayes proceeded to review the status of the Gatekeeping Grant which was awarded to Fremont Counseling Service by the Wyoming Department of Health in order to develop infrastructure and implement processes to demonstrate gatekeeping for costs related to the emergency detention and involuntary hospitalization of persons with mental illness as per State Statute.  A major grant component is to equip a Fremont County vehicle for safe and secure transport of detained individuals.  Other components is to recruit a pool of on-call drivers.  Hayes stated Fremont Counseling will assist with cost sharing of the vehicle after the grant is expended, and work will also commence on an agreement relating to the vehicle (ownership, licensing, insurance, etc.) by August 1st.  It was determined that Fremont County Vehicle Maintenance will pay for costs, then invoice Fremont Counseling Service who will in turn invoice State of Wyoming for reimbursement back to Fremont County Government.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Larry Allen seconded, to authorize Vehicle Maintenance to order a radio and tires for the vehicle, and invoice according to the plan so Fremont County will be reimbursed for the costs through the grant.  Motion carried unanimously.  Another component of the grant is the purchase and installation of video conferencing equipment and applicable training to agencies.  Hayes continues work on this component and further reviewed another grant application submitted by Fremont Counseling Service titled “Incentivizing Gatekeeping and Hospital Diversion”.  If funded the requested amount of $117,881, it would provide a full time Clinician and part-time Case Manager (Transition Care Coordinator).  Chairman Becker stated safeguards should be built into the process to avoid a conflict of interest which can occur when a gatekeeper is the same entity doing both the referrals and the coordination of after-care services.  Dr. Wilson stated appropriate education is recommended to emergency room staff as there are more voluntary admissions than in former years and, in answer to Gabel’s question, only involuntary detainments will qualify for the grant.  In closing, Dr. Wilson stated her appreciation for the collaborative work with Fremont Counseling Service and Fremont County.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese and County Assessor Tara Berg met with the commissioners to update them on the budget picture.  Berg provided an updated assessed value of $631,220, 630.  This will be certified in July, but she felt it was solid enough to provide for the Commissioners to use for budgeting purposes.  Freese then informed the Commissioners she had taken the revenue and assessed value projections for the following FY 2018-19 year and left all budgets at their current amount for this year (with the exception of no funding for the Riverton Airport and reduction of Social Services to the amounts as adjusted at the May 23, 2017 work session).  In looking at the FY 2018-19 budget with those basic figures, it appears that by using the remaining savings the Treasurer indicated might be available next year, there would be money left over at the end of that year.  However, there are unknowns such as possible flood damage to County infrastructure, whether departments can continue to function with reduced staffing and resources, if we have another bad winter in terms of snow removal on County roads and whether the health insurance fund will continue to be positive or will it take a nose-dive due to claims.  It’s still one time money getting us through a tough time and it’s still over spending at this point and eventually the savings will not be depleted.

 

Budget hearings were held to further discuss the following budgets:

 

Museum:  Scott Goetz, Director was present to discuss the amount of money he anticipated would be returned to the General Fund.  He had two employees opt out of taking health insurance; however, he had budgeted for insurance in the event they left and replacements would need the health insurance amount.  For the upcoming budget he had not budgeted those benefits making the amount he anticipated coming back to the General Fund more (approximately $34,000 savings).  Other savings is the $79,000 anticipated to return was the message they got to not spend more than they absolutely had to.  Chairman Becker asked how many full time staff the Museum had and he answered two at each of the three Museums plus himself, making seven.  There are part time personnel as well and he was asked how the reduction of part time personnel would affect his budget.  Scott stated that the self-generated budget had increased over the last several years and this is due to the gift shops being staffed by part time personnel.   The Commission asked that they look at potential further cuts which would be due next week.  Commissioner Thomas stated that a cut of much more might mean the closure of a Museum.  Commissioner Becker disagreed and stated that this is why they were asking what more they could do voluntarily.

 

County Extension:  Alex Malcolm, Chance Marshall and Laura Balis were present to discuss their budget with respect to travel.  Malcolm reminded the board they had a secretary who retired and they did not replace her, making their reduction 18%.   Chairman Becker asked Balis why she would be handling the Reservation area if they have their own agent, and she stated the Reservation does not have an educator for food nutrition.  When traveling to the Reservation or out of County, the County car is not used (out of county is State).  The telephone line item was also discussed.  IT worked to reduce this line item and their projection is $3,900 with another request for a $7,800 line item budget.   Administrative Assistant Kim Collins mentioned that the phone bill for the Lander Office has always been very high and if the Commissioners could help get them on the county phone system, this would reduce their budget in the Lander area.  Chairman Becker asked what the county residents would do if the Extension program did not exist.  They answered that they felt the room would be filled with constituents that would be upset in not having their programs.  Commissioner Thomas feels the youth program is important and is being overlooked at the local, state and federal level.  He agreed with their budget request and thought the Roads budget should be dropped to no road improvements to avoid all of the “nickel and diming” of these type of programs.  Chairman Becker stated he wasn’t against their program, just that they have a tough job figuring out where to cut and was asking departments the same question.  Commissioner McCarty asked if they receive any grants and Marshall answered that they have grant money for some things.

 

Nurse:  Kathleen Laidlaw, Director, Jo Hehr, Office Manager and Marcy Holford, Supervisor.  This budget had originally been projected incorrectly for the amount to return to the General Fund.  This has been corrected making the amount projected to be returned now to $21,032 rather than the $10,370 projected earlier.  Their telephone is very expensive (about $380 per month) and they have worked with IT for assistance in this area.

 

IT:  Kevin Shultz, Director was present to discuss his contract with Traveling Computers, Inc.  The budgeted amount for the current year was about $106,000 and he had reduced it to $55,000 for the upcoming year and felt that they would only use $15,000 for the current year.  The problem he is worried about is in the event the Sheriff IT would be unavailable for a long period of time, there would not be anyone to cover their system.  As a result, Shultz tried to incorporate his concerns in the budget with his contract with TCI.  Commissioners agreed to cut the TCI line from $55,500 to $20,000 and to incorporate another $20,000 in the Cash Reserve as needed.  The Commission asked him to look into the Lander Extension and Riverton Nurses System for an opportunity to reduce their costs.  He stated he was looking into a new phone system that would allow all county entities to be on the same system with better rates and upgraded service.

 

Popo Agie Flood Mitigation:  RaJean Strube Fossen, Assistant Lander City Mayor and Steve Baumann, County Planner were present.  The request is for $25,000/year for two years.  In September of 2014 the City of Lander, with funding assistance from Fremont County and the Popo Agie Conservation District, entered into an agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers to perform a Section 205 Flood Risk Mitigation Study.  Since that time, the Federal Natural Resources Policy Account (FNRPA) funds have not been successful.  Fremont County had paid $80,000 over the last two years for their amount to this study and Fossen provided maps showing their plans.  She also mentioned that Planner Steve Baumann has been very involved and has attended their planning sessions.  Vice-Chairman Allen asked if the County could also provide in-kind assistance rather than a monetary contribution, like the City of Lander is doing, and she will check on that option.

 

Youth Services/JDAI:  Melinda Cox, Director was present to discuss her budget.  She stated the budget has been reduced due to a resignation of an employee that she will not fill at this time.  Cox gave a three year history of their funding to help to explain the changes to the budget.  Due to a large fund balance previously, the fund had been able to cover her salary amount so this year is now showing the accurate amount needed in the budget with the changes projected.  Due to the resignation, however, they will need some money for training to help the remainder of the staff with some issues that come with less staff.  Commissioner Thomas discussed many issues regarding the Reservation youth and grants and Chairman Becker suggested Commissioner Thomas be the liaison for this program and to assist Cox with these grant opportunities.

 

Discussion was held on how to proceed with budget adjustments.  The goal of reductions is $1.1 million.  The budget work session will continue next Tuesday (June 13, 2017) and continue into Wednesday (June 14, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.) if needed.  The Clerk was asked to e-mail all departments and elected officials to ask them to be available to answer questions as the Commission works through the budgets next week.

 

The Board reviewed the results from Departments when asked about the availability of surplus property and the possibility of an online auction.  Since only a few departments responded, another request will be sent out.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given:

 

Commissioner Price will attend the Library Board meeting tomorrow.

 

Commissioner Thomas will meet with the Community Prevention Specialist staff tomorrow to show them a possible office space in the Riverton complex.  He will then meet with the Lander Library Director to review his comments regarding the Library budget.

 

Vice-Chairman Allen has had numerous meetings and conference calls regarding the flood situation.  Wind River is a major concern and is expected to crest Sunday and possibly break past records.  After Tuesday of next week, the flood danger should be over.

 

Chairman Becker stated the Public Information Officer earlier designed, Pat Kondis, has informed the Emergency Management Coordinator that the Red Cross has withdrawn their offer for her assistance.  As a result, this position will now be handled by Fremont County Emergency Management Coordinator’s Office.  He is also keeping in touch with the Homeland Security Director Majeris regarding the flood situation in Fremont County.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 4:00 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on June 13, 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

 

 

 

May 23, 2017 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                                 MAY 23, 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 was 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 Minutes of the Regular Meeting held May 9, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
71 Construction
Bridge Repair
Multiple Bridge Repairs
$136,325.95
A & I Distributors
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Service
$1,649.37
Advanced Hydraulic & Machine
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$312.23
Ahlers & Company
Family Planning Services
License/Support
$707.68
Airgas USA LLC
Vehicle Maintenance
Supplies
$38.56
ANDA Inc
Public Health
Vaccine
$1,151.13
B & B Enterprises LLC
Transportation
Signs/Supplies
$439.00
Bailey Enterprises, Inc
Inventory
Bulk Fuel Account
$18,744.31
Bank of the West
Segregated
Credit Card purchases
$28,628.12
Bank of the West Acct Analysis
Investment Pool
Bank Charges
$1,119.67
Capital Business Systems, Inc
Clerk Of District Court
Supplies/Service Contracts
$114.37
Carquest Auto Parts
Segregated
Parts/Supplies
$598.68
Carroll Septic Service
Transportation
Septic Service
$150.00
CenturyLink
Segregated
Telephone Service
$4,162.01
Corporate Benefits Consortium LLC
Health Benefit Plan
Insurance Services
$4,541.00
DOWL LLC
Mortimore Lane Recon – Phase I
Contractual Services
$14,218.75
E-470 Public Highway Authority
Health Promotion
Toll Charges
$19.75
Eagle Uniform & Supply Co
Vehicle Maintenance
Laundry Services
$63.98
Griebel, Adrianne
Fremont County WIC
Reimburse Expenses
$350.99
Hammer Electronics
Transportation
Telephone Supplies
$34.99
Harris, Cindy
Juvenile Justice
Contractual Services
$50.00
Hasco Industrial Supply
Vehicle Maintenance
Materials/Supplies
$56.29
High Plains Power, Inc
Segregated
Utilities
$1,090.73
Jack’s Saw Shop, Inc
County Buildings
Repairs/Parts
$64.98
Jack’s Truck & Equipment
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$190.61
Jerry Bornhoft Construction, Inc
Mortimore Lane Recon – Phase I
Contractual Services
$154,791.98
Lander Medical Clinic PC
Family Planning Services
Family Planning
$1,000.00
Majdic, Thomas
County Attorney
Reimburse Expenses
$16.80
Natrona County Attorney
Health & Welfare
Title 25 Services
$1,115.00
NMS Laboratories
County Coroner
Toxicology Services
$1,210.00
Norco, Inc
Segregated
Rentals/Oxygen/Supplies
$3,003.95
Office Shop, Inc, The
Agriculture Department
Service Agreement
$203.05
O’Reilly Automotive, Inc
County Buildings
Parts/Supplies
$7.67
Overhead Door, Inc
County Buildings
Door Parts/Repairs/Labor
$66.74
Pavillion, Town of
County Buildings
Water
$75.00
Phillips, Adam E.
District Court
Court Representation
$300.00
Post, Raymond
Segregated
Car Wash
$29.15
Quick Set Auto Glass
Vehicle Maintenance
Windshields/Repairs
$180.00
Quill Corporation
Segregated
Office/Computer Supplies
$685.85
Richardson, Debbie
County Treasurer
Reimburse Expenses
$18.31
Riverton Ranger, Inc
Bridge Repair
Advertising
$315.25
Rocky Mountain Power
County Buildings
Utilities – Justice Center
$1,465.24
Secretary of State
County Clerk
Notary Fee
$60.00
Skaggs Companies, Inc
County Sheriff
Uniforms/Supplies
$884.95
Specialized Pathology Consult
County Coroner
Autopsy Fee
$1,175.00
Spoonhunter, Leslie
Fremont County WIC
Reimburse Expenses
$61.56
Stevens, Cynthia B. MD
CAST
Clinical Supervision
$150.00
Stroupe Pest Control, Inc
County Buildings
Pest Control – Justice Center
$200.00
Stryker Sales Corporation
Fremont County Ambulance
Contract Buyout
$13,832.83
Sweetwater Aire LLC
County Buildings
Services/Materials
$1,054.55
Tweed’s Wholesale, Co
County Buildings – Detention
Supplies
$54.73
T-Y Excavation, Inc
Transportation
Road Maintenance
$6,328.50
Union Telephone Company
Segregated
Cellphone Service
$979.39
University of Wyoming
Agriculture Department
Contract Salary
$7,891.50
Valley Lumber & Supply Co., Inc
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$23.95
Verizon Wireless
Segregated
Phone Service
$298.65
WCS Telecom
Segregated
Phone Service
$669.22
WCTA
County Treasurer
Conference Fees
$30.00
West Payment Center
District Court
Library Plan Charges
$60.90
Wind River Gallery & Framing
County Sheriff
Employee Awards
$170.00
Wy Public Health Laboratory
Family Planning Services
Lab Fees/Supplies
$509.00
Wyo Dept of Workforce Services
Search & Rescue
Corrected Workers Comp
$314.73
Wyoming Dept of Transportation
Segregated
Fuel
$1,073.36
Wyoming G A L Program
District Court
Guardians Ad Litem Fees
$3,141.96
Wyoming Machinery Co
Segregated
Parts/Service/Rental Fees
$43,326.42

$461,598.34
Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to accept the following vouchers for Title 25 patients:  SageWest Health Care for $26,332.72; Wyoming Behavioral Institute for $3,425.00 and Cloud Peak Counseling Center for $1,625.00.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Abatement Summary cover sheet; 2) Certificates for training; and 3) Record of Proceedings.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve Licenses for New Construction of Utility Crossing or Encroachment for Mark Hogan on Country Garden Lane and Dubois Telephone Exchange for Red Barn Lane.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve an Application/Permit to Construct Access Driveway from Gordon Maxson for a business on Burma Road.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to acknowledge and consent to the Transaction between Air Medical Resource Group, Inc. and Air Medical Group Holdings, Inc. as related to the Ground Ambulance Service Provider Agreement with Fremont County.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve an Application and Schedule for Excess Loss Insurance with Gerber Life Insurance Company.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to ratify an ASO Group Plan Change for the Fremont County Health Benefit Plan regarding the Disease Management Prescription Inventive.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve a Contract between Wyoming Department of Health, Behavioral Health Division and Fremont County Commissioners as Governing Body for the Juvenile Treatment Court of Fremont County.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the First Amendment to the Wind River Tourist Association Joint Powers Agreement.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve a Fremont County Radio Equipment Contract with Communication Technologies, Inc for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 totaling $40,670.00.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  1) Governor’s Office announcement of on economic diversification initiative “Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming” (taken under advisement); 2) Wyoming Water Development Office Water Update Talk scheduled within the State, specifically Lander on May 25th; 3) Fremont County Shrine Club request for County License.  Clarence Thomas moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve a County License for the annual Circus to be held at the Fremont County Fairgrounds on June 28, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.  Receipt of the $10 fee was acknowledged.  4) Request for office space from Fremont County Prevention Management Organization.  Commissioner Thomas will inform them of a potential space in the Riverton complex formerly housing the courts; 5) request from Fremont County Group Homes for land donation for new facility.  Chairman Becker will inform them the County is constitutionally prohibited from donation of land to non-governmental entities; 6) Wind River Visitor’s Council FY 2017/2018 proposed budget (postponed until the Council members can be scheduled to present strategies for sustaining the future growth of the visitor industry); and 7) Landmark Dividend request to buy ground leases for cellular towers and rooftop antennas (taken under advisement pending review by County Attorney and Communications Division).

 

There was nobody present for the Public Comment period.

 

Building Maintenance Supervisor J.R. Oakley had been asked if the Commission was allowing camping and/or parking on County property during the Eclipse.  The Board stated they would not allow parking on County property as there are no rules or regulations in place.

 

Dave Pendleton reported on a Riverton Urban Systems Committee meeting he attended, along with Chairman Becker.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the process recommended for the Committee selection for the Cooper Road Corridor Study.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Dave Pendleton also attended the Lander Urban Systems Committee meeting for which he serves as chair, and stated that group is combining two projects.

 

HDR Engineer Kyle Lehto joined Dave Pendleton to present a Notice to Proceed for the Multiple Bridge Repairs – Project SA-3, near Lysite.    The Contract Time commences to run on June 5, 2017 and the dates of Substantial Completion and Final Completion are October 10, 2017 and October 24, 2017, respectively. The Contractor’s Schedule, however, is for an August 14, 2017 completion, which is a week before the Eclipse event. Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the Notice to Proceed.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Dave Pendleton reviewed a letter and photos sent to the Wyoming Regulatory Office requesting a Nationwide Permit 13 Waiver Request for Wind River Bank Stabilization.  Pendleton stated his Office has received the Waiver Request for the necessary work and stated staff have hauled rock to the location and will construct the barbs and will be monitoring the situation; however, the residents in that area need to keep his Department apprised of log jams, etc.

 

Another area being prepared for potential flooding is the Lewiston area by the Mormon Crossing.

 

Dave Pendleton stated the need to have contractors ready to help in emergency situations.  As a result, a Contract has been developed by the County Attorney’s Office.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve a Contract for Equipment Services between Fremont County and Independent Contractor, Brodie Excavation, LLC.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Vice-Chairman Allen asked for an update on Birds Eye Pass Road, located at the mouth of the Wind River Canyon.

 

In closing, Dave Pendleton presented a revised Priority List and status of 1% projects that had been presented to the 1% Committee.  Due to time constraints, Pendleton will return later in the afternoon to continue his report.

 

Brian Bewley was present, at the request of the Commissioners, to review his Application for 24 Hour Malt Beverage Permit for August 18-21, 2017 for the Rocking the Winds Charity Event.  Following the discussion, Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Application for 24 Hour Malt Beverage Permit for August 18-21, 2017 at the Grizzly Rock Ranch, pending approval by both the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Business Councils.  Motion carried unanimously.  Receipt of the $100 fee was acknowledged.

 

Cathy Meyer, Manager for the Lower Wind River Conservation District, was present to discuss current projects and the possibility of setting up a Tax Anticipation Warrant with the County.  The District’s proposed budget was also presented for review.  Following discussion, the Board members stated they would like the District to pursue a loan from a bank simultaneously with further research being conducted by the Treasurer and Deputy Attorney regarding the Tax Anticipation Warrant process.

 

Fremont County Weed and Pest Control District Supervisor Aaron Foster and Board Chairman Sollie Cadman reviewed the proposed budget.  The FY 2017/2018 Budget assumes that one mill will raise $611,000.  This is a reduction of nearly 10% from FY 2016/2017.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given.

 

Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to recess the Board of Fremont County Commissioners and convene as the Fremont County Board of Equalization.  Motion carried unanimously.  County Assessor Tara Berg and Deputy County Attorney Jodi Darrough were present.

 

Norman & Pamela Moss (Docket No. 2017-03).  The Taxpayers have requested, in writing, the protest be withdrawn.  Roll call was taken from the five Commissioners with unanimous votes in favor of a Dismissal Order.

 

J-W Power Company (Docket No. 2017-05).  Jodi Darrough presented a Motion to Dismiss based on the fact the protest was not filed in a timely matter.  Assessor Berg outlined her efforts to contact the Taxpayer with no response.  Roll call was taken from the five Commissioners with each in favor of a Dismissal Order.

 

Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn as the Fremont County Board of Equalization and reconvene as the Board of Fremont County Commissioners.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Fremont County Fair and Rodeo Manager Barney Cosner informed the Board of a vacant Office Assistant position.  He stated the position is necessary and very critical this time of year and they are not requesting any salary change from the previous position.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve replacing the Office Assistant position.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton returned to the meeting and reviewed the results of the County’s request for Statements of Interest and Qualifications from qualified engineering firms for providing design and construction administrative services for the Moneta-Lysite Road Safety Shoulder Improvement Project.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the selection of James Gores and Associates for the Project.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Dave Pendleton proceeded to review the Transportation Budget and stated 40% cuts over the past two years has eliminated a line item for patching materials.  He stated that before July 1st, Bass Lake Road would need approximately $200,000 worth of patching and next Fiscal Year he anticipates another $500,000 county wide.  This would include another $200,000 for Bass Lake road in June 2018 and $300,000 for the remainder of the county in July and August of 2017.   The Board agreed, the patch material would qualify for 1% funding; however, wanted a full accounting of which roads were repaired.    The information will be advertised and a budget hearing scheduled for June 6, 2017.

 

Budget Work session:

 

County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix were present.  Freese provided a budget comparison sheet showing the amount and percentage cut per department for the last two years.  She also provided a list of items to discuss.  Picture for this budget is a deficit of $2.3 million.  There is enough Revenue savings to cover this amount; however, this would be one-time money and not sustainable for future years.

 

Several Departments will be asked to return to review their budgets further.

 

The following social services and misc. budgets were tentatively approved:

 

Fremont County Fire Warden                     $   15,000

Child Development Service                          $   10,000

Children’s Advocacy Program                     $     5,000

Fremont County Alliance                             $     5,000

Fremont County Group Home                     $     6,750

Volunteers of America Center of Hope      $   75,000

Good Samaritan Center                                $     3,414

High Country Senior Citizens Center          $     7,000

Indigent Care                                                 $ 270,000

Injury Prevention                                          $    15,000

Lander Senior Citizens Center                     $    18,000

Riverton Senior Citizens Center                  $    18,000

Shoshoni Senior Citizens Center                 $      5,000

Statutory Medical                                          $  220,000

Flood Mitigation                                            $     25,000

Historic Preservation                                   $       1,000

Airport Operations                                       $               0

Airport Guarantee                                        $200,000

 

 

Freese and Felix will work on a five year plan to help see what the projections are showing for future years.

The Commission asked them to also contact all entities to see if there is any other place to cut in every budget and to recalculate their carryover for next year.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 4:55 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on June 6, 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

 

 

 

May 23, 2017 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                                 MAY 23, 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 was 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 Minutes of the Regular Meeting held May 9, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
71 Construction
Bridge Repair
Multiple Bridge Repairs
$136,325.95
A & I Distributors
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Service
$1,649.37
Advanced Hydraulic & Machine
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$312.23
Ahlers & Company
Family Planning Services
License/Support
$707.68
Airgas USA LLC
Vehicle Maintenance
Supplies
$38.56
ANDA Inc
Public Health
Vaccine
$1,151.13
B & B Enterprises LLC
Transportation
Signs/Supplies
$439.00
Bailey Enterprises, Inc
Inventory
Bulk Fuel Account
$18,744.31
Bank of the West
Segregated
Credit Card purchases
$28,628.12
Bank of the West Acct Analysis
Investment Pool
Bank Charges
$1,119.67
Capital Business Systems, Inc
Clerk Of District Court
Supplies/Service Contracts
$114.37
Carquest Auto Parts
Segregated
Parts/Supplies
$598.68
Carroll Septic Service
Transportation
Septic Service
$150.00
CenturyLink
Segregated
Telephone Service
$4,162.01
Corporate Benefits Consortium LLC
Health Benefit Plan
Insurance Services
$4,541.00
DOWL LLC
Mortimore Lane Recon – Phase I
Contractual Services
$14,218.75
E-470 Public Highway Authority
Health Promotion
Toll Charges
$19.75
Eagle Uniform & Supply Co
Vehicle Maintenance
Laundry Services
$63.98
Griebel, Adrianne
Fremont County WIC
Reimburse Expenses
$350.99
Hammer Electronics
Transportation
Telephone Supplies
$34.99
Harris, Cindy
Juvenile Justice
Contractual Services
$50.00
Hasco Industrial Supply
Vehicle Maintenance
Materials/Supplies
$56.29
High Plains Power, Inc
Segregated
Utilities
$1,090.73
Jack’s Saw Shop, Inc
County Buildings
Repairs/Parts
$64.98
Jack’s Truck & Equipment
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$190.61
Jerry Bornhoft Construction, Inc
Mortimore Lane Recon – Phase I
Contractual Services
$154,791.98
Lander Medical Clinic PC
Family Planning Services
Family Planning
$1,000.00
Majdic, Thomas
County Attorney
Reimburse Expenses
$16.80
Natrona County Attorney
Health & Welfare
Title 25 Services
$1,115.00
NMS Laboratories
County Coroner
Toxicology Services
$1,210.00
Norco, Inc
Segregated
Rentals/Oxygen/Supplies
$3,003.95
Office Shop, Inc, The
Agriculture Department
Service Agreement
$203.05
O’Reilly Automotive, Inc
County Buildings
Parts/Supplies
$7.67
Overhead Door, Inc
County Buildings
Door Parts/Repairs/Labor
$66.74
Pavillion, Town of
County Buildings
Water
$75.00
Phillips, Adam E.
District Court
Court Representation
$300.00
Post, Raymond
Segregated
Car Wash
$29.15
Quick Set Auto Glass
Vehicle Maintenance
Windshields/Repairs
$180.00
Quill Corporation
Segregated
Office/Computer Supplies
$685.85
Richardson, Debbie
County Treasurer
Reimburse Expenses
$18.31
Riverton Ranger, Inc
Bridge Repair
Advertising
$315.25
Rocky Mountain Power
County Buildings
Utilities – Justice Center
$1,465.24
Secretary of State
County Clerk
Notary Fee
$60.00
Skaggs Companies, Inc
County Sheriff
Uniforms/Supplies
$884.95
Specialized Pathology Consult
County Coroner
Autopsy Fee
$1,175.00
Spoonhunter, Leslie
Fremont County WIC
Reimburse Expenses
$61.56
Stevens, Cynthia B. MD
CAST
Clinical Supervision
$150.00
Stroupe Pest Control, Inc
County Buildings
Pest Control – Justice Center
$200.00
Stryker Sales Corporation
Fremont County Ambulance
Contract Buyout
$13,832.83
Sweetwater Aire LLC
County Buildings
Services/Materials
$1,054.55
Tweed’s Wholesale, Co
County Buildings – Detention
Supplies
$54.73
T-Y Excavation, Inc
Transportation
Road Maintenance
$6,328.50
Union Telephone Company
Segregated
Cellphone Service
$979.39
University of Wyoming
Agriculture Department
Contract Salary
$7,891.50
Valley Lumber & Supply Co., Inc
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$23.95
Verizon Wireless
Segregated
Phone Service
$298.65
WCS Telecom
Segregated
Phone Service
$669.22
WCTA
County Treasurer
Conference Fees
$30.00
West Payment Center
District Court
Library Plan Charges
$60.90
Wind River Gallery & Framing
County Sheriff
Employee Awards
$170.00
Wy Public Health Laboratory
Family Planning Services
Lab Fees/Supplies
$509.00
Wyo Dept of Workforce Services
Search & Rescue
Corrected Workers Comp
$314.73
Wyoming Dept of Transportation
Segregated
Fuel
$1,073.36
Wyoming G A L Program
District Court
Guardians Ad Litem Fees
$3,141.96
Wyoming Machinery Co
Segregated
Parts/Service/Rental Fees
$43,326.42

$461,598.34
Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to accept the following vouchers for Title 25 patients:  SageWest Health Care for $26,332.72; Wyoming Behavioral Institute for $3,425.00 and Cloud Peak Counseling Center for $1,625.00.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Abatement Summary cover sheet; 2) Certificates for training; and 3) Record of Proceedings.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve Licenses for New Construction of Utility Crossing or Encroachment for Mark Hogan on Country Garden Lane and Dubois Telephone Exchange for Red Barn Lane.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve an Application/Permit to Construct Access Driveway from Gordon Maxson for a business on Burma Road.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to acknowledge and consent to the Transaction between Air Medical Resource Group, Inc. and Air Medical Group Holdings, Inc. as related to the Ground Ambulance Service Provider Agreement with Fremont County.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve an Application and Schedule for Excess Loss Insurance with Gerber Life Insurance Company.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to ratify an ASO Group Plan Change for the Fremont County Health Benefit Plan regarding the Disease Management Prescription Inventive.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve a Contract between Wyoming Department of Health, Behavioral Health Division and Fremont County Commissioners as Governing Body for the Juvenile Treatment Court of Fremont County.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the First Amendment to the Wind River Tourist Association Joint Powers Agreement.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve a Fremont County Radio Equipment Contract with Communication Technologies, Inc for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 totaling $40,670.00.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  1) Governor’s Office announcement of on economic diversification initiative “Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming” (taken under advisement); 2) Wyoming Water Development Office Water Update Talk scheduled within the State, specifically Lander on May 25th; 3) Fremont County Shrine Club request for County License.  Clarence Thomas moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve a County License for the annual Circus to be held at the Fremont County Fairgrounds on June 28, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.  Receipt of the $10 fee was acknowledged.  4) Request for office space from Fremont County Prevention Management Organization.  Commissioner Thomas will inform them of a potential space in the Riverton complex formerly housing the courts; 5) request from Fremont County Group Homes for land donation for new facility.  Chairman Becker will inform them the County is constitutionally prohibited from donation of land to non-governmental entities; 6) Wind River Visitor’s Council FY 2017/2018 proposed budget (postponed until the Council members can be scheduled to present strategies for sustaining the future growth of the visitor industry); and 7) Landmark Dividend request to buy ground leases for cellular towers and rooftop antennas (taken under advisement pending review by County Attorney and Communications Division).

 

There was nobody present for the Public Comment period.

 

Building Maintenance Supervisor J.R. Oakley had been asked if the Commission was allowing camping and/or parking on County property during the Eclipse.  The Board stated they would not allow parking on County property as there are no rules or regulations in place.  Vice-Chairman Allen stated Fremont County Fair had rules and appropriate camping facilities and would allow campers during the event.  Municipality rules will apply to those properties under their jurisdiction.

 

Dave Pendleton reported on a Riverton Urban Systems Committee meeting he attended, along with Chairman Becker.  The main topic was the Cooper Road Corridor Study and the Scope of Services were discussed.    Pendleton will work with the Committee on finalizing the Scope of Services and then if agreed to by the Board, will use WYDOT’s construction list to send out Statement of Qualifications and Interest, and via a four member committee, review and submit their recommendation to the Commission.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the process recommended for the Committee selection for the Cooper Road Corridor Study.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Dave Pendleton also attended the Lander Urban Systems Committee meeting for which he serves as chair, and stated that group is combining two projects into one:  Curb and gutter along the highway to Blue Ridge Apartments and reconstruction of Jefferson Street between 6th and 8th Streets.  This is the location of the new middle school and will include a complete reconstruction.

 

HDR Engineer Kyle Lehto joined Dave Pendleton to present a Notice to Proceed for the Multiple Bridge Repairs – Project SA-3, near Lysite.    The Contract Time commences to run on June 5, 2017 and the dates of Substantial Completion and Final Completion are October 10, 2017 and October 24, 2017, respectively. The Contractor’s Schedule, however, is for an August 14, 2017 completion, which is a week before the Eclipse event. Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the Notice to Proceed.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Dave Pendleton reviewed a letter and photos sent to the Wyoming Regulatory Office requesting a Nationwide Permit 13 Waiver Request for Wind River Bank Stabilization.  It stated the Wind River has caused erosion to an approximate 500-foot stretch of river bank directly adjacent to the Wilderness Road, a County maintained roadway.  The bank is currently within 10-feet of the roadway at its closest point and, along with area residents, the County is concerned that the river may erode into the roadway, closing this critical piece of infrastructure.  The Waiver requests permission to construct barbs along the river bank, in preparation of inevitable flooding.  Pendleton stated his Office has received the Waiver Request for the necessary work and stated staff have hauled rock to the location and will construct the barbs and will be monitoring the situation; however, the residents in that area need to keep his Department apprised of log jams, etc.

 

Another area being prepared for potential flooding is the Lewiston area by the Mormon Crossing.  Crews have placed rock downstream of the existing culvert to prevent erosion.  Cooler weather is forecast over the Memorial Day holiday weekend and Pendleton distributed a list of all County Transportation Employees and their contact numbers in case of emergency.  He informed the Board he would be out of state but Foremen and Foremen Assistants were designated on the list.

 

Dave Pendleton stated the need to have contractors ready to help in emergency situations.  As a result, a Contract has been developed by the County Attorney’s Office.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve a Contract for Equipment Services between Fremont County and Independent Contractor, Brodie Excavation, LLC.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Vice-Chairman Allen asked for an update on Birds Eye Pass Road, located at the mouth of the Wind River Canyon.  WYDOT has contracted with 71 Construction to armor the State Highway between the camp grounds and the Canyon and some damage has been done to Birds Eye Pass Road due to the truck traffic.  The contract with WYDOT requires the contractor to provide haul road restoration for the road damage.

 

In closing, Dave Pendleton presented a revised Priority List and status of 1% projects that had been presented to the 1% Committee.  Due to time constraints, Pendleton will return later in the afternoon to continue his report.

 

Brian Bewley was present, at the request of the Commissioners, to review his Application for 24 Hour Malt Beverage Permit for August 18-21, 2017 for the Rocking the Winds Charity Event.  Bewley stated it will be the 7th annual benefit fundraiser and party to support the Green Beret Foundation and also in the same time frame as the Eclipse.  The event takes into account public safety (emergency action plan), transportation, septic, etc. and has security measures in place (no drugs, no fighting) for the family affair.   Commissioner McCarty asked further questions regarding the beer wagon, security locks, dispensing area, hours of operation, etc.  Following the discussion, Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Application for 24 Hour Malt Beverage Permit for August 18-21, 2017 at the Grizzly Rock Ranch, pending approval by both the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Business Councils.  Motion carried unanimously.  Receipt of the $100 fee was acknowledged.

 

Cathy Meyer, Manager for the Lower Wind River Conservation District, was present to discuss current projects and the possibility of setting up a Tax Anticipation Warrant with the County.  The District’s proposed budget was also presented for review.  Treasurer Scott Hansberger and Deputy County Attorney Jodi Darrough were present.  Meyer stated the voters passed a mill levy proposal last November; however, due to the tax cycle, funding will not be available until the end of 2017.  The District received a request from the Midvale Irrigation District to monitor the rangeland on the leases on Bureau of Reclamation property but there is no funding available at this time.  The Tax Anticipation Warrant would be an advance to the District in anticipation of taxes received later in the year to be able to fulfill the request form the Midvale Irrigation District.   Meyer anticipated the amount needed would be for $30,000 or less.  Darrough researched the applicable statute, W.S. 18-3-511, and cited the statute that read “is to be for the necessary needs of the county” and she could find no precedent so would need time to research how and if this has been done in the past.  Harnsberger stated nothing should be done until the mill levies are set the first Monday in August and that another avenue for the District to consider should be for them to seek a loan from a banking institution.  Meyer confirmed the District had looked at that avenue as well for the funding they would need in August or September.  Chairman Becker expressed concern with the proposed Budget, specifically the salary line item.  Following discussion, the Board members stated they would like the District to pursue a loan from a bank simultaneously with further research being conducted by the Treasurer and Deputy Attorney regarding the Tax Anticipation Warrant process.

 

Fremont County Weed and Pest Control District Supervisor Aaron Foster and Board Chairman Sollie Cadman reviewed the proposed budget.  The FY 2017/2018 Budget assumes that one mill will raise $611,000.  This is a reduction of nearly 10% from FY 2016/2017.  The overall mill levy request for both programs, General Weed Control and Special Weed Management, reflects a decrease of $86,333 over last year.  The District is requesting a mill levy of 1.99.  In addition to general work agreement with local agencies, the budget also includes estimated revenues for an Emergency Insect Management Grant from the State of Wyoming for West Nile Virus targeted mosquito control.  Remaining funds from the Shoshone National Forest Resource Advisory Committee will be utilized and the first year of a three year grant from the Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resources Trust.  There are also new funds from a grant through the local Sage Grouse Working Group.  The actual tax request for this year is $1,215,440, a decrease from FY 2016/2017.  The District is authorized by statute to spend up to one mill for general weed and pest control activities.  In 1990 the Special Weed Management Act went into effect authorizing a second mill for the control of leafy spurge and one additional special management species.  In 2010, the District established Russian knapweed in select locations, and in 2015 the District modified its Russian knapweed program to include all of Fremont County.  Graphs were reviewed that showed comparison figures from previous years.  The decrease in the budget is mainly due to attrition due to retirements or resignations, resulting in staffing levels of 17 down to 13.  The District is writing a proposal to the Board to exchange some services for annual weed control for maintenance work on vehicles through the County Vehicle Maintenance Department.  A replacement road side sprayer truck ($100,000) is a priority at this time.  Cadman stated he attended the Special District Board Training conducted the previous week by County Clerk Julie Freese and Assessor Tara Berg and reported it was very informative.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given.

 

Commissioner McCarty and Price were in attendance at the Lander Valley High School awards banquet to present one of the County Commissioner Scholarship recipient with the award.  McCarty further attended the Museum Board meeting, Solid Waste Disposal District board meeting, Fremont County Historic Preservation Commission meeting and also attended the Special District Board Training.

 

Vice-Chairman Allen has been in involved in numerous pre-flood planning meetings and stated the Public Information Officer has not been called in and the Incident Command System has not been activated yet as the runoff has not reached the emergency stages yet.  He attended the Riverton Airport Board meeting and stated Great Lakes Airlines is cutting back flights in June and the fortunate fact the other airline is in place.  So far enplanements are at 2,716 so far this year, compared to 4,291 for the entire year of 2016.  Last month had 738 enplanements alone and June, July and August are typically busy months.  He also attended the Shoshoni High School awards banquet as a student here was the recipient of one of the three County Commissioner Scholarships.  He attended the FCAG meeting and stated they are working on two Resolutions – support of an additional sales tax on malt beverages and to return to the original funding formula from the State to municipalities and counties.    The municipalities and Fremont County are all in agreement to keep liquor establishment hours of operation the same as currently in place (6:00 am to 2:00 am, seven days a week, for the majority, with some exceptions for shorter hours on Sundays).  As of July 1st, new legislation takes effect that gives the authority to the individual municipalities to have 24 hour operation hours if wanted.  Following discussion, the Board stated they would schedule a public hearing on June 20th on the issue, prior to formalizing a Resolution effective July 1st for the County’s hours of 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., seven days per week.

 

Commissioner Thomas presented a flyer of a UW Extension flyer entitled “Agriculture Disaster Training and Emergency Planning Training” to be held June 2-3, 2017 at the Washakie County Fairgrounds.

 

Chairman Becker attended the Riverton Urban Systems Committee meeting and the Wyoming Public Lands Initiative committee meeting the previous evening.  The WPLI will begin meeting two times per month instead of one and has set the date of July 8th to tour Sweetwater Rocks Wilderness Study Area and stated Natrona County will join Fremont County in that proposal.

 

Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to recess the Board of Fremont County Commissioners and convene as the Fremont County Board of Equalization.  Motion carried unanimously.  County Assessor Tara Berg and Deputy County Attorney Jodi Darrough were present.

 

Norman & Pamela Moss (Docket No. 2017-03).  The Taxpayers have requested, in writing, the protest be withdrawn.  Roll call was taken from the five Commissioners with unanimous votes in favor of a Dismissal Order.

 

J-W Power Company (Docket No. 2017-05).  Jodi Darrough presented a Motion to Dismiss based on the fact the protest was not filed in a timely matter.  Assessor Berg outlined her efforts to contact the Taxpayer with no response.  Roll call was taken from the five Commissioners with each in favor of a Dismissal Order.

 

Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn as the Fremont County Board of Equalization and reconvene as the Board of Fremont County Commissioners.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese reported on the Special District Board training and indicated there was a good turnout.  She had relayed the Commissioners decision that all Special Districts would begin having official budget hearings before the Commissioners beginning next year and she stated the Riverton Fire District volunteered to have a hearing this year in preparation for the following year.  Freese stated the packets sent to the Districts this year were changed according to new requirements (elections, officers, etc.).  She thanked Commissioner McCarty for attending the training.  The Executive Health Insurance Committee met and found out the Commissioners and other staff involved in confidential health related insurance issues would need to take an on-line HIPAA training course.  Information will be forthcoming on how to take the pertinent training on line.

 

Fremont County Fair and Rodeo Manager Barney Cosner informed the Board of a vacant Office Assistant position.  He stated the position is necessary and very critical this time of year and they are not requesting any salary change from the previous position.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve replacing the Office Assistant position.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton returned to the meeting and reviewed the results of the County’s request for Statements of Interest and Qualifications from qualified engineering firms for providing design and construction administrative services for the Moneta-Lysite Road Safety Shoulder Improvement Project.  The project will be funded by WYDOT and County 1% funding.  A three person Committee completed a Consultant Selection Scoring Sheet and the top scoring candidate was James Gores and Associates.  Following approval by the Commissioners and WYDOT, the next step will be to request they provide a Proposal, Scope of Services and Proposed Fee.  Pendleton stated he thought a potential contract date of July 1st was achievable, depending on attorney review.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the selection of James Gores and Associates for the Project.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Dave Pendleton proceeded to review the Transportation Budget and stated 40% cuts over the past two years has eliminated a line item for patching materials.  He stated that before July 1st, Bass Lake Road would need approximately $200,000 worth of patching and next Fiscal Year he anticipates another $500,000 county wide.  This would include another $200,000 for Bass Lake road in June 2018 and $300,000 for the remainder of the county in July and August of 2017.   This year is especially bad due to the excess moisture and damage with heavy vehicle usage.  He reviewed other roads needing potholes filled (Burma, East Pavillion, Tunnel Hill, Mazet, Young and others in the Lander and Riverton areas). The two members that were available to attend the One Percent Committee meeting last Thursday night felt that this work was absolutely necessary to prevent additional water intrusion and damage to County’s paved roads.  The Board agreed, the patch material would qualify for 1% funding; however, wanted a full accounting of which roads were repaired.    Financial Assistant Joe Felix stated there is $2.2 million unencumbered in the Infrastructure Project (1% Fund) and stated a budget hearing would need to be held if the project were to proceed.  At this time, he gave a preliminary budget hearing that would transfer $200,000 from Infrastructure Project (1% Fund) to Asphalt Patching on Bass Lake Road before July 1, 2017.  The information will be advertised and a budget hearing scheduled for June 6, 2017.

 

Budget Work session:

 

County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix were present.  Freese provided a budget comparison sheet showing the amount and percentage cut per department for the last two years.  She also provided a list of items to discuss.  1)  Budgets may not be 10% reduced from last year, but may be over the two year period.  2)  All budgets were entered into the budget worksheet as presented by the department or entity except the Recreation Board.  Chairman Becker had asked to reduce their amount to $225,000 and the Recreation Board was aware as they were trying to prioritize their list.  3)  Revenue savings offered by the Treasurer were not automatically included in the budget worksheet.  Chairman Becker, Vice-Chairman Allen, County Clerk, Treasurer and Deputy Treasurer and Financial Assistant met recently to determine all Revenue savings.  Picture for this budget is a deficit of $2.3 million.  There is enough Revenue savings to cover this amount; however, this would be one-time money and not sustainable for future years.  It was recommended, that if the Commissioners wanted to use the Revenue savings, the amounts should be:

Capital Revolving Fund        $1.2 million

Investments                           $  250,000

Road Const. Fund                  $1.0 million ($600,000 is already budgeted to be used, this would add $400,000)

Health Insurance Fund         $  550,000

Total Available                       $2.4 million

 

Other considerations:

 

1)     Transportation is the only department asking to add an employee while the County is in a hiring freeze.

2)     Social Services:  A budget comparison sheet was passed out with this information.

3)     Airport Guarantee versus $50,000 for airport operations.

4)     Offline Boards:  Cash Reserves for next year.  $1 million is included at this point.

5)     Capital Revolving Fund approvals have been added to the Sheriff, Detention and Transportation Budgets.

6)     Youth Services and JDAI were moved from the grants budget to the General Fund Budget.  This includes adding their projected revenues to the General Fund Revenues.

7)     If the Commissioners are still considering having the employees pay another 2% of their Wyoming Retirement this upcoming year, the amount of savings to the county would be $250,000.

 

Chairman Becker opened up the discussion.  The retirement question was posed, and the opinion at this time was not to impose another 2% from the employees, but all options are still on the table until the budget is approved.

 

Chairman Becker asked that the Youth Services/JDAI budget be re-reviewed for clarification on the increase and potential further cuts.

 

Library:  There was significant discussion on the Library’s large fund balance that is proposed to carry over into the new fiscal year.  A request that $150,000 more in cuts be reviewed by the new director based on her vision of the Library system for Fremont County over the next year.

 

Juvenile Treatment Court:  Susan Shipley was in the audience and was asked about her budget comparisons.  She mentioned that in 2014, they used their fund balance completely, which required them to fund the budget entirely without a carryover the next year.

 

The following social services and misc. budgets were tentatively approved:

 

Fremont County Fire Warden                     $   15,000

Child Development Service                          $   10,000

Children’s Advocacy Program                     $     5,000

Fremont County Alliance                             $     5,000

Fremont County Group Home                     $     6,750

Volunteers of America Center of Hope      $   75,000

Good Samaritan Center                                $     3,414

High Country Senior Citizens Center          $     7,000

Indigent Care                                                 $ 270,000

Injury Prevention                                          $    15,000

Lander Senior Citizens Center                     $    18,000

Riverton Senior Citizens Center                  $    18,000

Shoshoni Senior Citizens Center                 $      5,000

Statutory Medical                                          $  220,000

Flood Mitigation                                            $     25,000

Historic Preservation                                   $       1,000

Airport Operations                                       $               0 (see below)

Airport Guarantee                                        $200,000

 

Commissioner Allen stated that the Riverton Airport Board relayed that their budget priority is for raises.  Commissioner Allen felt this was not appropriate in a year where budgets need to be lean.  Mayor Baker stated they let the employees put the budget together and the City Council denied the budget submitted.  The new budget reflects a 2% employee raise and was the reason the Commission chose not to fund the $50,000 in operations.

 

Election Department and Treasurer budget should be reduced by the costs for paper and ink as IT will still handle these costs for FY 17-18.

 

Museum:  They indicate they can give back $79,000 for the current year.  The Commission decided they would like them to come back with any further cuts to the upcoming budget.

 

Fair:  The Director’s salary had been cut and the bookkeeping position was not listed.  The Clerk will contact them to return the Director’s salary and to add the bookkeeping position.

 

Agriculture Extension:  Discussion on the increase for an employee was held.  It was determined to drop the increase for the employee.  The Commission decided to have them return with an evaluation on their travel amounts.  In all, they have five travel line items that do not show any reductions.

 

Public Health Nurse:  Discussion on this budget was held.  The new Nurse Director may have been in the new position long enough to better evaluate the anticipated expenditures for this year.  The Commission would like her to return with an updated budget and to discuss the need for a part time secretary position.  Wyoming Reimbursement amount should also be re-checked.

 

IT:  The Contractual Services line with Traveling Computers appears to be a little high.  The Commission would like Kevin to return with a discussion on a better projection of that contract amount.

 

Lander and Riverton Circuit Courts—make sure the revenues and expenditures match each other.

 

Sheriff:  The County Clerk will contact Sheriff Hornecker to make sure the Overtime line item reflects the new overtime policy.  They would also like an explanation of the $48,000 Sheriff Reimbursement revenue line.

 

Transportation:  The Commission would like Dave to bring back the budget and to discuss the necessity of adding the Truck Driver position during a hiring freeze.  They would like further justification.  Drop the revenue based on the current Lysite Road contract.

 

Flood Mitigation:  Discussion was held on what the $80,000 previously funded was used for.  The Commission requested Rajean Strube Fossen come in for a budget hearing and to bring information about the use of the previous funding from the County.

 

Commission Thomas was excused from the meeting at 4:35 p.m.

 

Freese and Felix will work on a five year plan to help see what the projections are showing for future years.

The Commission asked them to also contact all entities to see if there is any other place to cut in every budget and to recalculate their carryover for next year.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 4:55 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on June 6, 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

 

 

 

May 9, 2017 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                                    MAY 9, 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 was 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 Minutes of the Regular Meeting held May 2, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to accept the regular bills for payment, with the exception of a voucher to State of Wyoming Public Defender’s Office, pending a budget hearing later in the meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
Ace Hardware-Riverton
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$91.97
Alsco Inc
Segregated
Laundry
$162.84
Amerigas
County Buildings
Propane
$205.58
Bailey Enterprises, Inc
Inventory
Bulk Fuel Account
$20,004.15
Bill’s Quality Auto Glass
Vehicle Maintenance
Windshield Repair
$335.17
Bloedorn Lumber-Lander
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$15.72
Bowdel Steven P.
Detention Center
Medical Services
$1,275.00
Campbell, Gerald R.
Segregated
Lysite Road Maintenance
$8,841.12
Casper Star Tribune
Dry Creek Road Improvement
Advertising
$438.52
CenturyLink
Agriculture Department
Phone Services
$317.04
Communication Technologies, Inc
Support Services
Maintenance Agreement/Repairs
$3,489.54
Crane, Peter, MD
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$790.00
Fremont Motor Riverton, Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$1,123.64
Fremont Motors – Lander
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$737.89
Griebel, Adrianne
Fremont County WIC
Reimburse Expenses
$504.83
Hasco Industrial Supply
Vehicle Maintenance
Materials/Supplies
$61.80
HDR Engineering, Inc
Bridge Repair Engineering
Contractual Services
$20,282.55
High Country Construction, Inc
Road Material Inventory
Materials
$5,498.36
Inland Truck Parts, Co.
Vehicle Maintenance
Repairs/Parts
$1,008.36
John Deere Financial
Vehicle Maintenance
Materials/Supplies
$33.90
Lander, City of
Segregated
Water/Sewer
$1,993.46
Lawson Products, Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$1,541.18
Lewis, Gary
County Buildings – Detention
Parts/Supplies
$84.25
Majdic, Thomas
County Attorney
Reimburse Expenses
$20.80
Master’s Touch LLC
County Assessor
Postage Property Tax Billing
$11,874.53
NAPA Auto Parts-Lander
Segregated
Parts/Supplies
$1,739.48
NAPA Auto Parts-Riverton
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$883.12
NMS Laboratories
County Coroner
Toxicology Services
$1,240.00
Norco, Inc
Fremont County Ambulance
Rentals/Oxygen/Supplies
$37.05
Office Shop Inc, The
Segregated
Service Agreement
$182.20
Postmortem Pathology Svcs Inc
County Coroner
Autopsy
$2,500.00
Quick Set Auto Glass
Vehicle Maintenance
Windshields/Repairs
$300.00
Riverton Ranger, Inc
Support Services
Advertising
$1,339.66
Riverton Tire & Oil Co., Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Services
$1,737.00
Rocky Mountain Power
Segregated
Utilities
$10,109.93
Rocky Mountain Wash LLC
County Coroner
Wash Time
$22.25
Sammons Oil Co., Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Oil
$116.00
Shoshoni, Town of
Transportation
Water/Sewer
$50.00
Snider, Yvonne
Victim Services – Sheriff
Reimburse Expenses
$172.80
State of Wyoming
Public Defender
Supplement
$106,365.26
Theracom LLC
Family Planning Services
Medical Supplies
$1,173.06
Tweed’s Wholesale, Co
County Buildings – Detention
Supplies
$54.73
T-Y Excavation Inc
Transportation
Dubois Road Maintenance
$25,635.00
USPS- Hasler
County Attorney
Postage
$1,000.00
Valley Lumber & Supply Co., Inc
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$2.68
Verizon Wireless
Segregated
Phone Services
$99.49
Western Printing, Inc
Youth Services
Printed Supplies
$348.49
Wind River Trans Authority
CAST
Bus Pass
$25.00
Wy State Lands & Investments
Spencer Homesites Debt Svce
Annual Loan Payment
$1,615.66
Wyoming Supreme Court
District Court
Salary Reimbursement
$6,742.00
Wyoming Waste Systems
Segregated
Trash Removal
$2,544.24

$246,767.30
Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to accept a voucher to Natrona County Legal Department for two Title 25 patients totaling $1,115.00.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Executive Health Insurance Committee appointment letters to Julie Freese and Margy Irvine; 2) 24 Hour Malt Beverage Permit application for Rocking the Winds Charity Event (postponed until May 23rd); 3) letter to BIA regarding their questions concerning the acquisition of land to be held in trust for the use of Charles Aragon, Sr; and 4) Record of Proceedings.

 

The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  1) Request from Treasurer Harnsberger to write off $19,628.89 in Ambulance Services for four months, ending April 30, 2017.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve to write off the amount.  Motion carried unanimously.  2) Request from Community Prevention Specialist for office space as the State can no longer fund business offices in the communities served.  The Board took the request under advisement.

 

The Public Comment period was held.

 

The agenda was amended in order to hold a Press Conference at 9:15 a.m.  Fremont County Emergency Management Coordinator Kathi Metzler discussed the importance of reviewing pre-flood issues and she introduced Pat Kondas as the Public Information Officer who will be the central point of contact and media consultant.

 

Vice-Chairman Allen stated currently Fremont County is supplying sandbags but not the sand.   The Board decided to supply sand immediately to locations in the County so citizens can remain proactive.

 

Wyoming Public Lands Initiative Committee Chairman Doug Thompson stated the committee has toured four Wilderness Study Areas to date and the last one, Sweetwater Rocks, encompasses both Fremont and Natrona Counties.  This area is comprised of four WSAs with critical area environmental concerns.  Thompson met with the Natrona County Commissioners last week and stated they are interested in working with Fremont County through our process.  He further stated Fremont County’s process for each WSA which involves a briefing from appropriate federal agencies (BLM, Game and Fish, landowners/lessees in area, etc.) and then a site visit.

 

Sheriff Skip Hornecker presented a monthly.

 

Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen presented a monthly report.

 

A Public Hearing was held at 10:15 a.m., as advertised, regarding Unanticipated Revenues and Budget Transfers.  Present were County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2017-11 “FY 2016-17 Budget Amendment No. 8.”  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to accept a voucher for payment from the State of Wyoming Public Defender’s Office in the amount of $106,365.26.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given:

 

Guardian EMS Program Director Andrea Abbas presented an April monthly report.

 

Fremont County Group Home Executive Director Al McClelland continued discussion on their request for a donation of land to combine both the Boys and Girls Group Homes in one location.  Clarence Thomas moved, Ray Price seconded, to table further discussion until legal issues can be researched.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Building Maintenance Supervisor J.R. Oakley and Fairfield Tree and Lawn owner Andrew Young reviewed the condition of the Spruce trees in the Fremont County Courtyard.  A quote of $4,343.00 would remove a dead tree top and treat 24 total trees that are infested with Pine Needle Scale.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to remove the dead top and treat 15 Spruce trees this fiscal year ($2,887) and treat the remaining nine trees (1,456) after July 1st when the new fiscal year takes place.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The Capital Revolving Fund Committee minutes and prioritized list for FY 2017-2018 requests were reviewed.  Present were Committee members Julie Freese, Travis Becker, Jim Anderson and Dave Pendleton and Financial Assistant Joe Felix.  The list was reviewed as follows:

Department                                       Authorized Amt         Description

1)     Sheriff’s Office – Detention              $24,000                      2017 Dodge Caravan

2)     Sheriff’s Office                                   $45,000                      2017 Ford F150

3)     Sheriff’s Office                                   $45,000                      2017 Ford F150

4)     Transportation                                  $293,000                    2018 Transport Truck (Kubota system)

5)     Transportation                                  $258,500                    2018 Transport Truck (Kubota system)

6)     Transportation                                  $40,000                      2018 2500 Pickup

7)     Transportation                                  $40,000                      2018 2500 Pickup

8)     Emergency Repairs                           $100,000                    Miscellaneous repairs or purchases

Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to authorize the total purchases of $845,500 through the Capital Revolving Fund.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to add the rental payments for the authorized Capital Revolving purchases into the individual departments.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Executive Health Insurance Committee members Jim Anderson, Margy Irvine and Julie Freese were present, along with Cobecon Vice President of Sales Rob Henderson via speakerphone, to discuss Cobecon’s 2017/2018 Medical Stop Loss Renewal recommendation.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to accept the recommendation to accept the renewal offer from Gerber Life.  Motion carried unanimously.  In a related item, an Amendment to the Health Insurance Benefit Document was reviewed that removes language from the Dental Services provision.  Following clarification from Cobecon, Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Amendment as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Fremont County Planning Director Steve Baumann presented a final plat of the Little Warm Spring Creek Subdivision Lot 17 and 18 Replat.  This is a lot line adjustment in the Subdivision that is located west of Dubois.  There were no objections to adjoining landowners and received approval by the Little Warm Spring Creek Homeowners Association and unanimous approval from the Fremont County Planning Commission.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Little Warm Spring Creek Subdivision Lot 17 and 18 Replat.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

In another matter, Steve Baumann stated the changes discussed at an earlier Commission meeting had been incorporated into the final draft of the Fremont County Subdivision Regulations.  The next step is to advertise for a 45-day comment period prior to a Public Hearing.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve advertising of the availability of the Fremont County Subdivision Regulations and set the Public Hearing for July 11, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Center of Hope Program Director Shelley Mbonu provided a Third Quarter Report (January – March 2017) and stated Volunteers of America Northern Rockies is pleased to be in Fremont County and appreciates the County’s support of the program.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese stated she will have preliminary budget figures available for the Commissioners meeting of May 23rd and a Work Session was subsequently set for that day.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 1:55 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on May 23, 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

 

 

May 9, 2017 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                                    MAY 9, 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 was 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 Minutes of the Regular Meeting held May 2, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to accept the regular bills for payment, with the exception of a voucher to State of Wyoming Public Defender’s Office, pending a budget hearing later in the meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
Ace Hardware-Riverton
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$91.97
Alsco Inc
Segregated
Laundry
$162.84
Amerigas
County Buildings
Propane
$205.58
Bailey Enterprises, Inc
Inventory
Bulk Fuel Account
$20,004.15
Bill’s Quality Auto Glass
Vehicle Maintenance
Windshield Repair
$335.17
Bloedorn Lumber-Lander
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$15.72
Bowdel Steven P.
Detention Center
Medical Services
$1,275.00
Campbell, Gerald R.
Segregated
Lysite Road Maintenance
$8,841.12
Casper Star Tribune
Dry Creek Road Improvement
Advertising
$438.52
CenturyLink
Agriculture Department
Phone Services
$317.04
Communication Technologies, Inc
Support Services
Maintenance Agreement/Repairs
$3,489.54
Crane, Peter, MD
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$790.00
Fremont Motor Riverton, Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$1,123.64
Fremont Motors – Lander
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$737.89
Griebel, Adrianne
Fremont County WIC
Reimburse Expenses
$504.83
Hasco Industrial Supply
Vehicle Maintenance
Materials/Supplies
$61.80
HDR Engineering, Inc
Bridge Repair Engineering
Contractual Services
$20,282.55
High Country Construction, Inc
Road Material Inventory
Materials
$5,498.36
Inland Truck Parts, Co.
Vehicle Maintenance
Repairs/Parts
$1,008.36
John Deere Financial
Vehicle Maintenance
Materials/Supplies
$33.90
Lander, City of
Segregated
Water/Sewer
$1,993.46
Lawson Products, Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$1,541.18
Lewis, Gary
County Buildings – Detention
Parts/Supplies
$84.25
Majdic, Thomas
County Attorney
Reimburse Expenses
$20.80
Master’s Touch LLC
County Assessor
Postage Property Tax Billing
$11,874.53
NAPA Auto Parts-Lander
Segregated
Parts/Supplies
$1,739.48
NAPA Auto Parts-Riverton
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$883.12
NMS Laboratories
County Coroner
Toxicology Services
$1,240.00
Norco, Inc
Fremont County Ambulance
Rentals/Oxygen/Supplies
$37.05
Office Shop Inc, The
Segregated
Service Agreement
$182.20
Postmortem Pathology Svcs Inc
County Coroner
Autopsy
$2,500.00
Quick Set Auto Glass
Vehicle Maintenance
Windshields/Repairs
$300.00
Riverton Ranger, Inc
Support Services
Advertising
$1,339.66
Riverton Tire & Oil Co., Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Services
$1,737.00
Rocky Mountain Power
Segregated
Utilities
$10,109.93
Rocky Mountain Wash LLC
County Coroner
Wash Time
$22.25
Sammons Oil Co., Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Oil
$116.00
Shoshoni, Town of
Transportation
Water/Sewer
$50.00
Snider, Yvonne
Victim Services – Sheriff
Reimburse Expenses
$172.80
State of Wyoming
Public Defender
Supplement
$106,365.26
Theracom LLC
Family Planning Services
Medical Supplies
$1,173.06
Tweed’s Wholesale, Co
County Buildings – Detention
Supplies
$54.73
T-Y Excavation Inc
Transportation
Dubois Road Maintenance
$25,635.00
USPS- Hasler
County Attorney
Postage
$1,000.00
Valley Lumber & Supply Co., Inc
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$2.68
Verizon Wireless
Segregated
Phone Services
$99.49
Western Printing, Inc
Youth Services
Printed Supplies
$348.49
Wind River Trans Authority
CAST
Bus Pass
$25.00
Wy State Lands & Investments
Spencer Homesites Debt Svce
Annual Loan Payment
$1,615.66
Wyoming Supreme Court
District Court
Salary Reimbursement
$6,742.00
Wyoming Waste Systems
Segregated
Trash Removal
$2,544.24

$246,767.30
Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to accept a voucher to Natrona County Legal Department for two Title 25 patients totaling $1,115.00.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Executive Health Insurance Committee appointment letters to Julie Freese and Margy Irvine; 2) 24 Hour Malt Beverage Permit application for Rocking the Winds Charity Event (postponed until May 23rd); 3) letter to BIA regarding their questions concerning the acquisition of land to be held in trust for the use of Charles Aragon, Sr; and 4) Record of Proceedings.

 

The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  1) Request from Treasurer Harnsberger to write off $19,628.89 in Ambulance Services for four months, ending April 30, 2017.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve to write off the amount.  Motion carried unanimously.  2) Request from Community Prevention Specialist for office space as the State can no longer fund business offices in the communities served.  The Board took the request under advisement.

 

The Public Comment period was held.

 

Carol Sanders requested clarification on what purchases are assessed the 1% sales tax, concern with her property tax increase and Chamber of Commerce concerns.

 

The agenda was amended in order to hold a Press Conference at 9:15 a.m.  Fremont County Emergency Management Coordinator Kathi Metzler discussed the importance of reviewing pre-flood issues and she introduced Pat Kondas as the Public Information Officer who will be the central point of contact and media consultant.  Kondas introduced herself as being affiliated with the Office of Homeland Security and American Red Cross.  She summarized the pre flood situation to date and the anticipated flooding that will occur.  The anticipated peak flow is higher than 2010 and equal to or higher than 1963.  Certain triggers are monitored:  1) higher than normal snow pack (237% normal); 2) three days of temperatures in the 80’s (had that over the weekend); 3) predicted rainfall on snowpack areas (predicted 1-2 inches; has not happened as only .25 – .50 inches reported); and 4) warm winds (not yet experienced).   As three of the four triggers has occurred, pre-flood preparedness has been activated (Hesco barriers on existing berms and sandbagging in Hudson, created the wall of Fremont in Lander with Hesco barriers and sandbagging in Dubois).   Agencies have been activated and are currently in Fremont County assessing the situation to see what has been done to this point.   Metzler will monitor the situation and if there is need for evacuation in certain areas, will provide the appropriate alerts.  Introductions were made by others in the audience:  Harvey Spoonhunter, Northern Arapaho Emergency Management Coordinator, Wyoming Office of Homeland Security Deputy Director Larry Majeris who introduced the Incident Assistance Team of DeeAnn Ragland, Casey Henry, Wyatt Winget and Larry Green.  Majeris thanked Kondas for her support and to Red Cross for making her available as the single point of contact.  Their Agency’s purpose for being here is based on the history of the 2010 flood and that communication with local officials prior to the actual event pays off immensely.  The Incident Assistance Team has been formed this year to assist communities and provide support on behalf of Governor Mead.  Yesterday the Team surveyed Hudson and Lander and will then visit Dubois and the Wind River Indian Reservation to see if there are any gaps in resources.  The Team is impressed with the proactive measures already being taken and the public’s involvement to sandbag their properties.  He stated the County has worked hard to prepare for what could be a historic flood runoff event and it is very rewarding to see the efforts being taken in Fremont County.  The Team’s montra is to prepare, respond, recover and mitigate and of the four, preparedness is the most important.    Chairman Becker thanked those in the audience for assessing the County and stated Metzler, on behalf of Fremont County, has been monitoring the situation since January.  The Press Conference was closed.

 

Vice-Chairman Allen stated currently Fremont County is supplying sandbags but not the sand.  WYDOT has provided sand in some areas; however, Allen suggested the County also consider delivering sand to various locations, either now or when the flood event happens.  The Board decided to supply sand immediately to locations in the County so citizens can remain proactive.  He will work with Kathi Metzler and keep the Board posted on exact locations for the sand delivery.

 

Wyoming Public Lands Initiative Committee Chairman Doug Thompson stated the committee has toured four Wilderness Study Areas to date and the last one, Sweetwater Rocks, encompasses both Fremont and Natrona Counties.  This area is comprised of four WSAs with critical area environmental concerns.  Thompson met with the Natrona County Commissioners last week and stated they are interested in working with Fremont County through our process.  He further stated Fremont County’s process for each WSA which involves a briefing from appropriate federal agencies (BLM, Game and Fish, landowners/lessees in area, etc.) and then a site visit.  BLM Recreational Planner Jared Oakleaf has stated he could attend the site visit at Sweetwater Rocks to give the same briefing to those not at the meeting, as there is a large contingency of citizens in Natrona County that would most likely go on the tour.  Thompson stated a tour around the entire set of Sweetwater Rocks could take ten hours, so the entire site will not be able to be toured in one day.  Commissioner Thomas stated Natrona County has drone media capability which could possibly be used so the entire area could be viewed and also expressed concern that eastern influence not be part of the process.  Thompson stated there may be some travel expenses involved and also potential costs related to a proposed interest based negotiation training.  Several other Counties may also participate but they are waiting on additional details and costs (estimated $500-$800).  Chairman Becker stated the Commissioners have put a line item in their budget for WPLI associated costs.  In closing, Thompson stated his concern that the anticipated deadline of 2018 for WSA recommendations may not be feasible due to the time involved on each one.  He further stated Sweetwater County may be interested in joining our County’s process on the Honeycomb Buttes WSA.    In closing Thompson stated the Committee may need some guidance from the Commission as related to a travel management recommendation.

 

Sheriff Skip Hornecker presented a monthly update by reporting April Detention statistics were 143 in house, 157 total and 2 housed out of county.  This compares to one year ago of 152 in-house, 168 total and two housed out of county.  Statistics as of this date were 138 in house and 152 total and 3 housed out of county.  Of the total 152 inmates, 58 (56 in house, 2 out of county) are sentenced.  There were 211 intakes recorded in April and 100 inmates are pre-adjudicated.  Since the last report, there are three vacancies in Detention (Control, Kitchen and Nurse).  All certified positions are filled and one Deputy is currently attending Detention Officers Basic Training.  Communications:  There are three vacancies and two applicants are in the final hire process.  Patrol/Enforcement:  All positions are filled.  Two lateral transfers from Detention into Patrol are still in Peace Officer Basic Training and will graduate in July.   The Sheriff’s Office has measures in place for flood related events and Search and Rescue is staging a swift water rescue training.

 

Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen presented a monthly report.  There have been four accidental deaths due to ethanol toxicity (alcohol overdose) since March 17th.  The Department is tracking alcohol deaths closely to see if there is a need for a public health awareness notice.  Current budget expenditures remain 9% below budget for this time of year.  Total case number for the first four months of 2017 are up about 20% compared to the same period in 2016.  Chief Deputy Ivie completed a mass fatality training in North Dakota, with the training sponsored by that State with no financial impact to Fremont County, as our County is part of that response region.  The Wyoming Department of Health has requested the existing MOU for a reserved building on the Wyoming Life Resource Center be combined with the proposed cemetery for simplification.  WRLC Facilities Director is reviewing the combined documents and then will have a final review by the Fremont County Attorney’s Office.

 

A Public Hearing was held at 10:15 a.m., as advertised, regarding Unanticipated Revenues and Budget Transfers.  Present were County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2017-11 “FY 2016-17 Budget Amendment No. 8.”  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to accept a voucher for payment from the State of Wyoming Public Defender’s Office in the amount of $106,365.26.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given:

 

Commissioner McCarty attended the monthly Weed and Pest Control District meeting.

 

Commissioner Thomas attended a meeting with Representative Liz Cheney the previous day.

 

Vice-Chairman Allen attended the meeting with Representative Liz Cheney and has been involved with numerous meeting regarding pre-flood planning.

 

Chairman Becker attended the meeting with Representative Cheney and stated as a result, he received a call from BIA regarding their flood tracking measures.  He attended the Wyoming County Commissioners Association Board Meeting held last week in Gillette.  He distributed handouts from that meeting tracking Prepaid 911 Distribution to Counties and FY 1018 County Dues.  County Clerk Freese was able to participate via phone during the Board meeting to hear the Worker’s Compensation discussion.  The Association is discussing advantages of having all counties pool their Worker’s Compensation payments into one source and then be administered by WCCA for lower rates due to the larger pool.  Freese stated an interesting part of the proposal would be someone to work with Counties to reduce accidents (especially repeated ones) and look into advantages of drug testing and safety programs, which would all reduce premiums paid by counties.  During the Board meeting, the legislative changes to liquor laws was discussed and a sample ordinance/resolution reviewed.

 

Guardian EMS Program Director Andrea Abbas presented an April monthly report – Total runs 444 (911 calls only).  Percentage of total runs for the top four sites are:  Riverton (44.14%); Lander (14.64%); City of Lander (12.39%) and Arapaho (7.66%).  In minutes, Unit Notified by Dispatch to Unit arrived on Scene (9.82); Unit Notified by Dispatch to Unit en Route (1.74); Unit en Route to Unit Arrived on Scene (7.22); Unit Arrived on Scene to Unit Left Scene (16.26); Unit Left Scene to Patient Arrived at Destination (10.53); Patient Arrived at Destination to Unit Back in Service (12.39).  Abbas reviewed her progress on installation of the State Lands and Investments Board grant award “Operation Find Them Fast” for mobile data terminals in each ambulance.  Several things have hampered the installation to date (transition from Fremont County to Guardian EMS, pucks not purchased, etc.).  The cost of pucks is expensive ($700 each for 14 units); however, she stated that Guardian’s new parent company has more access to different options (Verizon hot spot) and this will be tried on one unit to see if that is an option instead of purchasing the pucks.  Chairman Becker expressed appreciation with Guardian’s statistics as earlier reviewed, with some being better than last month’s reported statistics.  Abbas stated that the service is in the 90th percent of average numbers statewide; however, can fluctuate based on call volumes statewide.  She is also having success in contacting volunteers and getting the appropriate paperwork to set them up as employees.  Ten new EMT Basic staff have been hired and they are now fully staffed in those positions, and only one opening exists on the ALS staffing roster.  Chairman Becker asked Abbas what she was as perceived upcoming changes with a new parent company and she stated she expected improvements only.  Staffing will remain the most challenging issue.  Vice-Chairman Allen will be in contact with her in regards to locating the Stryker stretchers and reviewed a decision made earlier by the Board to pay off the lease agreement and return the unused stretchers.  Abbas stated there is still an issue with one ambulance (MS 8) and that the Fremont County Vehicle Maintenance Department is great to work with and have a schedule for tire rotations and routine maintenance set up on all the units.

 

Fremont County Group Home Executive Director Al McClelland continued discussion on their request for a donation of land to combine both the Boys and Girls Group Homes in one location.  The Group Homes Board of Directors requests five acres, preferably west of the Fremont County Justice Center on Major Avenue in Riverton.  He reviewed guidelines from the Department of Family Services regarding square footage needed for each occupant.  A new facility and parking would require one acre and the remaining four would be used for future activities and therapy.  McClelland stated they would be agreeable to either a lease or donation of the property and that modular buildings could be a possibility.  Chairman Becker stated the original intent of the property purchase (approximately 107 acres) is for the future home for the Fremont County Fairgrounds.  Deputy County Attorney Darrough is in the process of researching whether a donation is legally permissible.  Clarence Thomas moved, Ray Price seconded, to table further discussion until legal issues can be researched.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Building Maintenance Supervisor J.R. Oakley and Fairfield Tree and Lawn owner Andrew Young reviewed the condition of the Spruce trees in the Fremont County Courtyard.  A quote of $4,343.00 would remove a dead tree top and treat 24 total trees that are infested with Pine Needle Scale.  Fifteen of the trees are in need of more immediate attention and Oakley stated he did not have the project funded within this current or new budget year.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to remove the dead top and treat 15 Spruce trees this fiscal year ($2,887) and treat the remaining nine trees (1,456) after July 1st when the new fiscal year takes place.  Motion carried unanimously.  Oakley will monitor his budget closely and inform the Board if a budget transfer will be necessary this fiscal year following the treatment and further adjust his FY 2017-2018 budget accordingly.

 

The Capital Revolving Fund Committee minutes and prioritized list for FY 2017-2018 requests were reviewed.  Present were Committee members Julie Freese, Travis Becker, Jim Anderson and Dave Pendleton and Financial Assistant Joe Felix.  The list was reviewed as follows:

Department                                       Authorized Amt         Description

1)     Sheriff’s Office – Detention              $24,000                      2017 Dodge Caravan

2)     Sheriff’s Office                                   $45,000                      2017 Ford F150

3)     Sheriff’s Office                                   $45,000                      2017 Ford F150

4)     Transportation                                  $293,000                    2018 Transport Truck (Kubota system)

5)     Transportation                                  $258,500                    2018 Transport Truck (Kubota system)

6)     Transportation                                  $40,000                      2018 2500 Pickup

7)     Transportation                                  $40,000                      2018 2500 Pickup

8)     Emergency Repairs                           $100,000                    Miscellaneous repairs or purchases

Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to authorize the total purchases of $845,500 through the Capital Revolving Fund.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to add the rental payments for the authorized Capital Revolving purchases into the individual departments.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Executive Health Insurance Committee members Jim Anderson, Margy Irvine and Julie Freese were present, along with Cobecon Vice President of Sales Rob Henderson via speakerphone, to discuss Cobecon’s 2017/2018 Medical Stop Loss Renewal recommendation.  An Assumptions of Quotation for Fremont County was reviewed and of the 32 markets surveyed, five were received and 24 declined as they were uncompetitive.  As a result, Henderson stated that based on a comprehensive search for the most competitive medical stop loss renewal available to Fremont County, they recommended to accept the renewal offer from Gerber Life, underwritten by Indigo Insurance Services.  Upon review of all renewal options offered by Indigo, the recommendation is to remain at the current $125,000 individual specific deductible level, with an Aggregating Specific Corridor amount of $150,000.  This option represents a moderate increase to the fixed cost, while reducing the County’s risk exposure.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to accept the recommendation to accept the renewal offer from Gerber Life.  Motion carried unanimously.  In a related item, an Amendment to the Health Insurance Benefit Document was reviewed that removes language from the Dental Services provision.  Following clarification from Cobecon, Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Amendment as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Fremont County Planning Director Steve Baumann presented a final plat of the Little Warm Spring Creek Subdivision Lot 17 and 18 Replat.  This is a lot line adjustment in the Subdivision that is located west of Dubois.  There were no objections to adjoining landowners and received approval by the Little Warm Spring Creek Homeowners Association and unanimous approval from the Fremont County Planning Commission.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Little Warm Spring Creek Subdivision Lot 17 and 18 Replat.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

In another matter, Steve Baumann stated the changes discussed at an earlier Commission meeting had been incorporated into the final draft of the Fremont County Subdivision Regulations.  The next step is to advertise for a 45-day comment period prior to a Public Hearing.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve advertising of the availability of the Fremont County Subdivision Regulations and set the Public Hearing for July 11, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Center of Hope Program Director Shelley Mbonu provided a Third Quarter Report (January – March 2017) and stated Volunteers of America Northern Rockies is pleased to be in Fremont County and appreciates the County’s support of the program.  They bring years of experience and support in substance abuse treatment.  Mbonu reviewed continued modifications and improvements:  The outer building of the expansion project is built and construction continues on the inside; Clients completed a Cent$ible Nutrition course focusing on healthy meal planning; Aftercare completed the “Fatherhood/Motherhood is Sacred” 12 week curriculum; Staff is participating in the VOA Cultural Values meetings to help define core values within the workplace; and participated in the CWC Employment Expo.  Center of Hope partners with City of Riverton and Fremont County to offer three days of close observation, 14 days of social detoxification, and up to three months transitional living.  They work closely with the judicial system to help facilitate treatment services.  Third quarter statistics follow:  Intakes – 495; Unique Individuals (to this grant year) – 77; First Time Admissions – 45; Close Observation Days – 703; Social Detoxification Days – 727; and Transitional Days – 557.  Individuals referred to and engaged in additional treatment services for the 3rd quarter are: Residential Treatment – 7; Outpatient Treatment – 7; and Referrals to Community Programs – 41.  Mbonu stated First Time Admissions has increased dramatically and historically referrals were made by the police; however, most of them now are self-referrals.  In closing, Mbonu stated the tentative date for their Open House is August 30th.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese stated she will have preliminary budget figures available for the Commissioners meeting of May 23rd and a Work Session was subsequently set for that day.  She, Chairman Becker and Vice-Chairman Allen attended a meeting with Treasurer Harnsberger who reviewed one time revenue sources that could be used to balance the budget if necessary.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 1:55 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on May 23, 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

 

 

May 2, 2017 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                                    MAY 2, 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.

 

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

 

Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the Minutes of Special Meeting held April 24, 2017 with Tribal representatives.   Motion carried unanimously.

 

Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the Official Minutes of the Regular Meeting held April 18, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
A & I Distributors
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Service
$1,755.80
Airgas USA LLC
Vehicle Maintenance
Supplies
$54.81
American Family & Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$10,248.03
American Heritage Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$35.62
Amerigas
Segregated
Propane
$496.67
Anda, Inc
Public Health
Vaccine
$3,250.71
Artery Construction, Inc
County Buildings
Supplies
$48.00
AXA Equitable PEDC
Segregated
Annuity
$250.00
B & T Fire Extinguishers, Inc
Transportation
Extinguisher Services
$856.75
B I, Inc
Detention Center
Monthly Charges
$124.00
Bill Jones Plumbing & Heating
County Buildings – Detention
Materials/Services
$85.00
Black Hills Energy
Segregated
Utility Service
$5,928.65
Blue Cross Blue Shield of WY
Co Admin
Health Insurance Claims
$274,307.36
Blue Cross Blue Shield of WY
Co Admin
Health Insurance
$30,965.73
Boodleman, Sharon
Mortimore Lane Recon – Phase I
Temporary Easement
$210.00
Business Mailing Solutions, Inc
Segregated
Supplies/Mtce Agreement
$765.00
Capital Business Systems, Inc
Segregated
Supplies/Service Contracts
$2,161.47
Carquest Auto Parts
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$446.61
Carroll Septic Service
Transportation
Services
$150.00
CDW Government, Inc
Segregated
Equipment/Supplies
$2,009.32
CenturyLink
Segregated
Phone Service
$4,153.61
Charter Communications
Segregated
Internet Service
$351.86
Child Support Services/ORS
Payroll
Child Support
$564.00
Clifford, Gregory P. MD PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$3,135.00
Collection Professionals, Insurance
Payroll
Garnishment
$100.00
Colonial Life & Accident, Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$188.22
Desert Mountain Corporation
Transportation
Cold Patch
$968.80
DOT FHWA
Segregated
Preliminary Engineering
$5,728.09
Dubois Hardware, Co
Search & Rescue
Supplies
$20.94
Dubois Telephone Exchange
Segregated
Phone Service
$1,294.80
Eaton Sales & Service, LLC
Fuel Facility
Service/Parts/Materials
$210.50
Edwards Communications
Victim Services – Sheriff
Advertising
$300.00
Ellis, Richard Duane
Mortimore Lane Recon – Phase I
Temporary Easement
$420.00
Espinosa, Ann M
Mortimore Lane Recon – Phase I
Temporary Easement
$390.00
Food Services of America
Detention Center
Prisoner Board
$3,970.54
Fremont Chevrolet GMC
Segregated
Parts/Repairs
$1,449.67
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Health Insurance
$329,990.00
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Withholding/FICA
$204,857.18
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Section 125 Benefits
$46,097.85
Fremont Orthopaedics PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$564.00
G Bar G Veterinary
County Sheriff
Dog Boarding
$60.00
Garner, Jessica
Fremont County WIC
Reimburse Expenses
$145.60
Gerard, Jonathan M.
District Court
Court Representation
$1,350.00
Gibson, James W
Mortimore Lane Recon – Phase I
Temporary Easement
$2,248.00
Great West Trust
Segregated
Wyoming Benefits
$7,155.00
Hasco Industrial Supply
Vehicle Maintenance
Materials/Supplies
$100.92
HDR Engineering, Inc
Bridge Repair Engineering
Contractual Services
$25,531.83
Healthsmart Benefit Solutions
Segregated
Insurance
$928.00
High Plains Power, Inc
County Buildings – Detention
Utility Service
$261.75
Hitshew, Rodger
Mortimore Lane Recon – Phase I
Temporary Easement
$260.00
Homax Oil Sales, Inc
Detention Center
Fuel
$22.43
Hopkin, Justin
Segregated
County Health Officer
$1,400.00
Hoyt, Anthony R
Mortimore Lane Recon – Phase I
Temporary Easement
$275.00
Information Systems Consultants, Inc
Support Services
Maintenance
$795.60
Inland Truck Parts, Co.
Vehicle Maintenance
Repairs/Parts
$411.73
I-State Truck Center
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$338.20
Jack’s Truck & Equipment
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$217.08
Jeffres, Mary Jo
Detention Center
Evaluation Services
$900.00
Johnson Tool Company LLC
Segregated
Equipment/Supplies
$1,450.70
Johnson, Jill
Transportation
Reimburse Expenses
$118.20
Lander Medical Clinic PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$921.58
Lewis, Gary
Detention Center
Inmate Laundry
$247.30
Majdic, Thomas
County Attorney
Reimburse Expenses
$50.40
Mark’s Auto Sales & Towing
Segregated
Vehicle Towing
$1,079.00
McKay, Katherine G.
District Court
Court Appointment
$225.00
MHL Systems
Transportation
Parts/Supplies
$4,422.12
Mr D’s Food Center, Inc
Detention Center
Supplies
$795.79
National Association of School
County Sheriff
Training/Registration
$495.00
National Business Systems, Inc
County Treasurer
Postage Prepayment
$3,138.54
Neopost USA, Inc
County Sheriff
Postage Machine Meter Rental
$84.90
New York Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$276.60
Ninth District Circuit Court
Payroll
Garnishment
$363.05
NMS Laboratories
County Coroner
Toxicology Services
$1,280.00
Norco, Inc
Segregated
Rentals/Oxygen/Supplies
$311.30
Office Shop Inc, The
Segregated
Service Agreement
$311.92
OR Dept. of Justice
Payroll
Child Support
$500.94
O’Reilly Automotive, Inc
County Buildings
Parts/Supplies
$45.60
Overhead Door, Inc
County Buildings – Detention
Door Parts/Repairs/Labor
$203.24
Painted Valley, Inc
Search & Rescue
Materials/Supplies
$1,595.54
Pavillion, Town of
County Buildings
Water
$78.00
Paws for Life
County Sheriff
Animal Boarding
$525.00
Premier Vehicle Installation, Inc.
Vehicle Maintenance
Equipment/Supplies
$375.04
Proforce Law Enforcement
County Sheriff
Supplies
$370.47
Quick Set Auto Glass
Vehicle Maintenance
Windshields/Repairs
$450.00
Quill Corporation
Segregated
Office/Computer Supplies
$660.64
R T Communications
Segregated
Phone Service
$536.81
Ralston Group LLC
Search & Rescue
Meals
$38.00
Ratigan, Daniel, M.D.
Detention Center
P.A. Supervisor Contract
$2,800.00
Reed’s Moghaun Office Supply
Clerk of District Court
Office Supplies
$753.58
Riverton Physician Practices LLC
Segregated
Drug Testing
$643.00
Riverton Ranger, Inc
Victim Services – Sheriff
Advertising/Subscriptions
$254.72
Riverton Search & Rescue
Search & Rescue
Search & Rescue Training
$2,000.00
Riverton, City of
County Buildings
Water/Sewer
$672.16
Rocky Mountain Pre-Mix Concrete
Mortimore Lane Recon – Phase I
Temporary Easement
$25.00
Rodgers, David W
Mortimore Lane Recon – Phase I
Temporary Easement
$165.00
Safety Supply and Sign Co., Inc.
Transportation
Safety Supplies
$9,176.00
Sagewest Health Care
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$12,919.43
Sanders, Carol A
Mortimore Lane Recon – Phase I
Temporary Easement
$435.00
Schoneberger, Valerie
Public Defender
Rent
$450.00
Selby’s
Segregated
Maintenance/Supplies
$200.00
Sherwin Williams Paint, Co
County Buildings
Paint/Supplies
$49.79
Slingerland, Henry F
Mortimore Lane Recon – Phase I
Temporary Easement
$55.00
Smith Medical Partners LLC
Family Planning Services
Medical Supplies
$459.12
State Disbursement Unit
Payroll
Child Support
$1,522.00
State of Wyoming
Public Defender
Office Rent
$1,650.00
Stevens, Cynthia B. MD
CAST
Clinical Supervision
$150.00
Stroupe Pest Control, Inc
Segregated
Pest Control
$415.00
Stryker Sales Corporation
Fremont County Ambulance
Equipment Lease
$1,257.53
Swanson Services Corporation
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$211.00
Sweetwater Court
Payroll
Garnishment
$744.03
Sysco Montana, Inc
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$13,096.23
Terrance R. Martin PC
Public Defender
Rent
$450.00
Thompson, Codi S., RD
Detention Center
Contract Services
$115.80
Total Net Salaries
Segregated
Salaries
$602,840.47
Tweed’s Wholesale, Co
Segregated
Supplies/Inmate Board
$2,516.62
Ultramax
County Sheriff
Ammunition
$6,439.00
Union Telephone Company
Segregated
Cellphone Service
$1,670.99
Valley Lumber & Supply Co., Inc
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$134.18
West Payment Center
District Court
Library Plan Charges
$60.90
Whiting Law, P.C.
District Court
Professional Services
$3,157.50
Wild Iris Mountain Sports, Inc
Search & Rescue
Search & Rescue Supplies
$108.00
Wilson, Desiree
Segregated
Rent
$541.60
Wind River Power Sports
Search & Rescue
Supplies
$99.90
Wind River Radiology PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$1,292.00
Wind River Transportation Authority
CAST
Bus Pass
$25.00
Wy Dept of Health
Health Nurse
3rd Quarter Payroll
$39,623.13
Wy Public Health Laboratory
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$58.00
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
$20,190.44
Wyoming Behavioral Institute
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$3,425.00
Wyoming Machinery, Co
Segregated
Parts/Service
$30,338.52
Wyoming Retirement System
Co Admin
Contributions
$141,642.28
Wyoming.com
Segregated
Internet Services
$1,075.23

$1,909,444.56
The following items in the Signature File were acknowledged:  1) letters to Shoshone and Arapaho Business Council Chairmen thanking them for attendance at April 24th meeting regarding road maintenance on the Wind River Indian Reservation and inclusion of related documented; and 2) Record of Proceedings.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve an Application for 24 Hour Malt Beverage Permit submitted by the 1838 Rendezvous Association for the dates of August 18-21, 2017 for the Eclipse event. Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve an Application for a 24 Hour Malt Beverage Permit submitted by the 1838 Rendezvous Association for the dates of June 27 – July 1, 2017 for the 1838 Rendezvous.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve an Assurances Relating to Real Property Acquisition submitted by the Dubois-Crowheart Conservation District for the May 2016 Flood Event for the Wilkes Property along Wind River between Crowheart and Diversion Dam.  Motion carried unanimously.  Several documents relating to the Wyoming Department of Transportation North Federal Boulevard project were reviewed as related to County property near REACH Park: Memorandum of Understanding, Right of Way Easement, Luminaire Facility Easement, and Drainage Facility Easement.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve the WYDOT Easements as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve a Fremont County Bank of the West Credit Card Application for Arnulfo Zertuche with a credit limit of $2,500.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The Priority Mail was reviewed.  A Fremont County Government Accident Report had been filed by the Sheriff’s Department for damages to a vehicle (CO 2495) when a deer ran into the driver’s side door.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to accept the low bid submitted by Bill Stork Autobody, Inc. in the amount of $2,808.63 with costs for repairs from the Sheriff’s Department budget.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The Public Comment period was held:

 

Fremont County Fire Warden Craig Haslam introduced himself to the new Commissioners and reviewed statutory duties and recommended responsibilities.

 

Deputy County Treasurer Jim Anderson reviewed the Contract for Audit Services by stating the current firm of Decoria, Maichel & Teague has performed the County audit since 2011.  The firm has provided engagement letters for the County’s audits, as well as a standalone audit for Solid Waste.  The total fee for the County audit, including the separate audits for the Court Assisted Supervised Treatment (CAST) and Juvenile Treatment Court (JTC), is $55,200, an increase of $1,200 (2%).  The fee for the Solid Waste District remains unchanged.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to accept the Audit Committee’s recommendation to approve the Engagement Letter with Decoria, Maichel & Teague for the year ending June 30, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix provided a preliminary budget hearing.

Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton and HDR Engineer Kyle Lehto reviewed a summarized commitment from a property owner on the corner of Cowboy Lane and Cooper Road:  the disturbed areas will be reseeded; fencing will be installed as outlined in design documents (750 feet) for a cost of $4,517.50; and Fremont County will prepare a Sales Agreement to build new fencing and make a one-time monetary payment of $11,503 to acquire right-of-way.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the provisions as stated, pending the Sales Agreement finalization.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Dave Pendleton provided a Project Budget for the Snow Fence project on South Pass, a One Percent project budgeted at $400,000.

 

Dave Pendleton presented a Project Budget for Dry Creek Road.  Inberg-Miller Engineers was the sole bidder on the Construction Phase ($171,200), having already been awarded the bid for the Preliminary Engineering Design and Bidding ($77,200).   Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to accept the two bids from Inberg-Miller Engineers not to exceed $248,400.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The Moneta-Lysite Road Safety Shoulder Improvement Project was discussed and Dave Pendleton stated advertising has taken place and four Statement of Qualifications have been received.

 

Dave Pendleton gave an update on the progress of the Mortimore Lane Reconstruction Project and stated the contractor plans to close the Road to thru traffic the end of the week so they can install irrigation culverts.

 

In closing, Chairman Becker and Vice-Chairman Allen expressed concern with events that occurred the previous Friday and weekend with snowfall and rain in much of the County.

 

County Commission Budget—Larry Allen Vice-Chairman presented.

 

Fremont County Library Facilities Manager Tom Norwood and Fremont County Building Maintenance Supervisor J.R. Oakley stated the Riverton Library Roof and Drainage Project is near completion.  They requested authorization to pay the architect, Dubbe-Moulder Architects, accrued amounts relating to approved change orders totaling $12,080.  Any further work will be billed at their hourly rate with the exception of their final walk through.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the payment to Dubbe-Moulder Architects in the amount of $12,080. Motion carried unanimously.  They further stated the roof project was reduced as much as possible in an attempt to contain costs; however, the minimal approach to the East side site drainage design has shown problems over the winter.  Their recommendation is to extend the length of the downspout pipes so the water can be further carried away from the building.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve Dubbe-Moulder Architects provide engineering and SDI provide the installation, not to exceed $15,000.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Fremont County Planner Steve Baumann presented a final plat for Lane Subdivision Tract 3A and Tract 5 Replat.    Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Variance as requested.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the final plat for Lane Subdivision Tract 3A and Tract 5 Replat.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Planner Steve Baumann continued his review from an earlier meeting of significant changes to the Regular Subdivision Regulations.  He will compile a final draft for presentation at the following meeting at which time the 45-day comment period can commence.

 

In other business, Steve Baumann stated the County, for the last several years, worked with WYDOT to purchase fuel from their low bidder.  As the Planning Department now administers the fuel system, Baumann recommended that Fremont County do their own bidding, and with the assistance of the County Attorney’s Office, will provide bid documents.  The Commissioners agreed with Baumann and also established the fact that only in-state vendors will be considered.

 

Wind River Visitor’s Council Treasurer Mayor Mike Anderson (Hudson Representative) and Vice-Chairman Brian Fabel (Lander Representative) were joined by Paula McCormick, Marketing Director, at the invitation of the Commission, to discuss an amendment to the Wind River Tourist Association Joint Powers Agreement and discussion on distribution of the lodging tax.  Present in the audience was County Treasurer Scott Harnsberger, WRVC member Kathy Kenyon Blair (Shoshoni Representative), McCormick Marketing staff Jennie Hutchinson and Casey Adams.  The group provided a power point presentation of revenue trends, expenditure categories, new opportunity investments, and a 2015 pie chart showing where $1.40 million of tourist money was spent in the County.

 

Ambulance Enterprise Fund.  Larry Allen presented.

 

Capital Revolving Fund.  Deputy Treasurer Jim Anderson presented.

 

Investment Pool.  County Treasurer Scott Harnsberger presented.

 

Detention Trust Fund.  County Treasurer Scott Harnsberger presented.

 

All Board members had submitted their weighted votes for the 23 applications received for the County Commissioners Scholarships.  The Commissioners annually select three award recipients, which is $500 per semester, valid at a Wyoming Community College or University of Wyoming.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to select Joshua Pingetzer (Shoshoni), Annabeth Babcock (Lander) and Xavier Oats (Wind River) for the three County Commissioner Scholarships with Tammy Maddock (Shoshoni), Troy Cassity (Riverton) and Taylor Pereda (Lander) selected as first, second and third alternatives, respectively.  Motion carried unanimously.  The one renewal County Commissioner Scholarship will be awarded in June following the posting of spring grades.

 

Discussion was held regarding appointments to the Fremont County Executive Health Insurance Committee.  The Committee lost a lot of corporate memory when Jim Massman recently retired from the County.  It was suggested that former member Margy Irvine be re-appointed as she can bring much of the corporate history to the Committee.  County Clerk Julie Freese stated she had been assigned temporarily to the Committee when Irvine resigned several years ago.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to reappoint Margy Irvine to the Committee and change Julie Freese’s appointment from temporary to permanent.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Commissioner Meeting reports were given:

 

County Clerk Julie Freese gave a report on an upcoming meeting with special districts.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 2:45 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on May 9, 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

 

 

May 2, 2017 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                                    MAY 2, 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.

 

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

 

Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the Minutes of Special Meeting held April 24, 2017 with Tribal representatives.   Motion carried unanimously.

 

Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the Official Minutes of the Regular Meeting held April 18, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
A & I Distributors
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Service
$1,755.80
Airgas USA LLC
Vehicle Maintenance
Supplies
$54.81
American Family & Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$10,248.03
American Heritage Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$35.62
Amerigas
Segregated
Propane
$496.67
Anda, Inc
Public Health
Vaccine
$3,250.71
Artery Construction, Inc
County Buildings
Supplies
$48.00
AXA Equitable PEDC
Segregated
Annuity
$250.00
B & T Fire Extinguishers, Inc
Transportation
Extinguisher Services
$856.75
B I, Inc
Detention Center
Monthly Charges
$124.00
Bill Jones Plumbing & Heating
County Buildings – Detention
Materials/Services
$85.00
Black Hills Energy
Segregated
Utility Service
$5,928.65
Blue Cross Blue Shield of WY
Co Admin
Health Insurance Claims
$274,307.36
Blue Cross Blue Shield of WY
Co Admin
Health Insurance
$30,965.73
Boodleman, Sharon
Mortimore Lane Recon – Phase I
Temporary Easement
$210.00
Business Mailing Solutions, Inc
Segregated
Supplies/Mtce Agreement
$765.00
Capital Business Systems, Inc
Segregated
Supplies/Service Contracts
$2,161.47
Carquest Auto Parts
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$446.61
Carroll Septic Service
Transportation
Services
$150.00
CDW Government, Inc
Segregated
Equipment/Supplies
$2,009.32
CenturyLink
Segregated
Phone Service
$4,153.61
Charter Communications
Segregated
Internet Service
$351.86
Child Support Services/ORS
Payroll
Child Support
$564.00
Clifford, Gregory P. MD PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$3,135.00
Collection Professionals, Insurance
Payroll
Garnishment
$100.00
Colonial Life & Accident, Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$188.22
Desert Mountain Corporation
Transportation
Cold Patch
$968.80
DOT FHWA
Segregated
Preliminary Engineering
$5,728.09
Dubois Hardware, Co
Search & Rescue
Supplies
$20.94
Dubois Telephone Exchange
Segregated
Phone Service
$1,294.80
Eaton Sales & Service, LLC
Fuel Facility
Service/Parts/Materials
$210.50
Edwards Communications
Victim Services – Sheriff
Advertising
$300.00
Ellis, Richard Duane
Mortimore Lane Recon – Phase I
Temporary Easement
$420.00
Espinosa, Ann M
Mortimore Lane Recon – Phase I
Temporary Easement
$390.00
Food Services of America
Detention Center
Prisoner Board
$3,970.54
Fremont Chevrolet GMC
Segregated
Parts/Repairs
$1,449.67
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Health Insurance
$329,990.00
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Withholding/FICA
$204,857.18
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Section 125 Benefits
$46,097.85
Fremont Orthopaedics PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$564.00
G Bar G Veterinary
County Sheriff
Dog Boarding
$60.00
Garner, Jessica
Fremont County WIC
Reimburse Expenses
$145.60
Gerard, Jonathan M.
District Court
Court Representation
$1,350.00
Gibson, James W
Mortimore Lane Recon – Phase I
Temporary Easement
$2,248.00
Great West Trust
Segregated
Wyoming Benefits
$7,155.00
Hasco Industrial Supply
Vehicle Maintenance
Materials/Supplies
$100.92
HDR Engineering, Inc
Bridge Repair Engineering
Contractual Services
$25,531.83
Healthsmart Benefit Solutions
Segregated
Insurance
$928.00
High Plains Power, Inc
County Buildings – Detention
Utility Service
$261.75
Hitshew, Rodger
Mortimore Lane Recon – Phase I
Temporary Easement
$260.00
Homax Oil Sales, Inc
Detention Center
Fuel
$22.43
Hopkin, Justin
Segregated
County Health Officer
$1,400.00
Hoyt, Anthony R
Mortimore Lane Recon – Phase I
Temporary Easement
$275.00
Information Systems Consultants, Inc
Support Services
Maintenance
$795.60
Inland Truck Parts, Co.
Vehicle Maintenance
Repairs/Parts
$411.73
I-State Truck Center
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$338.20
Jack’s Truck & Equipment
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$217.08
Jeffres, Mary Jo
Detention Center
Evaluation Services
$900.00
Johnson Tool Company LLC
Segregated
Equipment/Supplies
$1,450.70
Johnson, Jill
Transportation
Reimburse Expenses
$118.20
Lander Medical Clinic PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$921.58
Lewis, Gary
Detention Center
Inmate Laundry
$247.30
Majdic, Thomas
County Attorney
Reimburse Expenses
$50.40
Mark’s Auto Sales & Towing
Segregated
Vehicle Towing
$1,079.00
McKay, Katherine G.
District Court
Court Appointment
$225.00
MHL Systems
Transportation
Parts/Supplies
$4,422.12
Mr D’s Food Center, Inc
Detention Center
Supplies
$795.79
National Association of School
County Sheriff
Training/Registration
$495.00
National Business Systems, Inc
County Treasurer
Postage Prepayment
$3,138.54
Neopost USA, Inc
County Sheriff
Postage Machine Meter Rental
$84.90
New York Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$276.60
Ninth District Circuit Court
Payroll
Garnishment
$363.05
NMS Laboratories
County Coroner
Toxicology Services
$1,280.00
Norco, Inc
Segregated
Rentals/Oxygen/Supplies
$311.30
Office Shop Inc, The
Segregated
Service Agreement
$311.92
OR Dept. of Justice
Payroll
Child Support
$500.94
O’Reilly Automotive, Inc
County Buildings
Parts/Supplies
$45.60
Overhead Door, Inc
County Buildings – Detention
Door Parts/Repairs/Labor
$203.24
Painted Valley, Inc
Search & Rescue
Materials/Supplies
$1,595.54
Pavillion, Town of
County Buildings
Water
$78.00
Paws for Life
County Sheriff
Animal Boarding
$525.00
Premier Vehicle Installation, Inc.
Vehicle Maintenance
Equipment/Supplies
$375.04
Proforce Law Enforcement
County Sheriff
Supplies
$370.47
Quick Set Auto Glass
Vehicle Maintenance
Windshields/Repairs
$450.00
Quill Corporation
Segregated
Office/Computer Supplies
$660.64
R T Communications
Segregated
Phone Service
$536.81
Ralston Group LLC
Search & Rescue
Meals
$38.00
Ratigan, Daniel, M.D.
Detention Center
P.A. Supervisor Contract
$2,800.00
Reed’s Moghaun Office Supply
Clerk of District Court
Office Supplies
$753.58
Riverton Physician Practices LLC
Segregated
Drug Testing
$643.00
Riverton Ranger, Inc
Victim Services – Sheriff
Advertising/Subscriptions
$254.72
Riverton Search & Rescue
Search & Rescue
Search & Rescue Training
$2,000.00
Riverton, City of
County Buildings
Water/Sewer
$672.16
Rocky Mountain Pre-Mix Concrete
Mortimore Lane Recon – Phase I
Temporary Easement
$25.00
Rodgers, David W
Mortimore Lane Recon – Phase I
Temporary Easement
$165.00
Safety Supply and Sign Co., Inc.
Transportation
Safety Supplies
$9,176.00
Sagewest Health Care
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$12,919.43
Sanders, Carol A
Mortimore Lane Recon – Phase I
Temporary Easement
$435.00
Schoneberger, Valerie
Public Defender
Rent
$450.00
Selby’s
Segregated
Maintenance/Supplies
$200.00
Sherwin Williams Paint, Co
County Buildings
Paint/Supplies
$49.79
Slingerland, Henry F
Mortimore Lane Recon – Phase I
Temporary Easement
$55.00
Smith Medical Partners LLC
Family Planning Services
Medical Supplies
$459.12
State Disbursement Unit
Payroll
Child Support
$1,522.00
State of Wyoming
Public Defender
Office Rent
$1,650.00
Stevens, Cynthia B. MD
CAST
Clinical Supervision
$150.00
Stroupe Pest Control, Inc
Segregated
Pest Control
$415.00
Stryker Sales Corporation
Fremont County Ambulance
Equipment Lease
$1,257.53
Swanson Services Corporation
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$211.00
Sweetwater Court
Payroll
Garnishment
$744.03
Sysco Montana, Inc
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$13,096.23
Terrance R. Martin PC
Public Defender
Rent
$450.00
Thompson, Codi S., RD
Detention Center
Contract Services
$115.80
Total Net Salaries
Segregated
Salaries
$602,840.47
Tweed’s Wholesale, Co
Segregated
Supplies/Inmate Board
$2,516.62
Ultramax
County Sheriff
Ammunition
$6,439.00
Union Telephone Company
Segregated
Cellphone Service
$1,670.99
Valley Lumber & Supply Co., Inc
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$134.18
West Payment Center
District Court
Library Plan Charges
$60.90
Whiting Law, P.C.
District Court
Professional Services
$3,157.50
Wild Iris Mountain Sports, Inc
Search & Rescue
Search & Rescue Supplies
$108.00
Wilson, Desiree
Segregated
Rent
$541.60
Wind River Power Sports
Search & Rescue
Supplies
$99.90
Wind River Radiology PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$1,292.00
Wind River Transportation Authority
CAST
Bus Pass
$25.00
Wy Dept of Health
Health Nurse
3rd Quarter Payroll
$39,623.13
Wy Public Health Laboratory
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$58.00
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
$20,190.44
Wyoming Behavioral Institute
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$3,425.00
Wyoming Machinery, Co
Segregated
Parts/Service
$30,338.52
Wyoming Retirement System
Co Admin
Contributions
$141,642.28
Wyoming.com
Segregated
Internet Services
$1,075.23

$1,909,444.56
The following items in the Signature File were acknowledged:  1) letters to Shoshone and Arapaho Business Council Chairmen thanking them for attendance at April 24th meeting regarding road maintenance on the Wind River Indian Reservation and inclusion of related documented; and 2) Record of Proceedings.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve an Application for 24 Hour Malt Beverage Permit submitted by the 1838 Rendezvous Association for the dates of August 18-21, 2017 for the Eclipse event. Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve an Application for a 24 Hour Malt Beverage Permit submitted by the 1838 Rendezvous Association for the dates of June 27 – July 1, 2017 for the 1838 Rendezvous.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve an Assurances Relating to Real Property Acquisition submitted by the Dubois-Crowheart Conservation District for the May 2016 Flood Event for the Wilkes Property along Wind River between Crowheart and Diversion Dam.  Motion carried unanimously.  Several documents relating to the Wyoming Department of Transportation North Federal Boulevard project were reviewed as related to County property near REACH Park: Memorandum of Understanding, Right of Way Easement, Luminaire Facility Easement, and Drainage Facility Easement.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve the WYDOT Easements as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve a Fremont County Bank of the West Credit Card Application for Arnulfo Zertuche with a credit limit of $2,500.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The Priority Mail was reviewed.  A Fremont County Government Accident Report had been filed by the Sheriff’s Department for damages to a vehicle (CO 2495) when a deer ran into the driver’s side door.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to accept the low bid submitted by Bill Stork Autobody, Inc. in the amount of $2,808.63 with costs for repairs from the Sheriff’s Department budget.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The Public Comment period was held:

 

Fremont County Fire Warden Craig Haslam introduced himself to the new Commissioners and reviewed statutory duties and recommended responsibilities.  He presented a map of Fremont County outlining the four Fire Protection Districts (Fremont County, Dubois, Riverton and Jeffrey City) and the one municipal District (Lander).  He stated there are 250 firefighters in Fremont County providing protection 24 hours per day, seven days per week, 365 days of the year.  Fremont County has 15 fire stations and paid staff.    In other business, Vice-Chairman Allen relayed a question from the Fremont County Association of Governments meeting he recently attended where the Mayors were wondering if a Fire Ban would be called the week of the Eclipse.  Haslam noted it is a possibility and dependent upon weather conditions at the time.  Haslam was also asked if he would serve as Incident Commander for the anticipated 2017 spring flood event.  He responded with several concerns that occurred during the 2010 flood event:  $120,000 worth of expenses were not reimbursed; and there needs to be a buy in for a Type 3 Command Center.  He expressed concern that people are not taking the upcoming flood event seriously and taking the necessary precautions to protect their personal property.  The Fremont County Emergency Management Agency will be issuing a press release encouraging residents to be proactive.  Commissioner Thomas inquired as to when and if Fort Washakie would be getting a new Fire Station.  Haslam stated the other new Fire Stations in the County were funded by a 50/50 match from the State Lands and Investments and that land had been an issue in the past for Fort Washakie; however, a private donation across from the Fort Washakie School has been received and they are now working with the Shoshone and Arapaho Tribes to seek right-of-way and easements.  At this time there is also a lack of volunteers for this area; however, Commissioner Thomas felt that once a new Station is in existence, it may be easier to garner more interest.  They are also looking at a new facility in Crowheart.   Chairman Becker will meet with Haslam to discuss the Incident Command request in further detail.

 

Deputy County Treasurer Jim Anderson reviewed the Contract for Audit Services by stating the current firm of Decoria, Maichel & Teague has performed the County audit since 2011.  The firm has provided engagement letters for the County’s audits, as well as a standalone audit for Solid Waste.  The total fee for the County audit, including the separate audits for the Court Assisted Supervised Treatment (CAST) and Juvenile Treatment Court (JTC), is $55,200, an increase of $1,200 (2%).  The fee for the Solid Waste District remains unchanged.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to accept the Audit Committee’s recommendation to approve the Engagement Letter with Decoria, Maichel & Teague for the year ending June 30, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix provided a preliminary budget hearing.  The information will be advertised and the public hearing held during the May 9th meeting.

 

Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton and HDR Engineer Kyle Lehto reviewed a summarized commitment from a property owner on the corner of Cowboy Lane and Cooper Road:  the disturbed areas will be reseeded; fencing will be installed as outlined in design documents (750 feet) for a cost of $4,517.50; and Fremont County will prepare a Sales Agreement to build new fencing and make a one-time monetary payment of $11,503 to acquire right-of-way.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the provisions as stated, pending the Sales Agreement finalization.  Motion carried unanimously.  The men asked if work could commence prior to the actual Agreement being signed as the contractor is currently mobilized, which would result in a cost savings and the Board was in agreement to proceed as there is written documentation in place regarding the terms of the Agreement.

 

Dave Pendleton provided a Project Budget for the Snow Fence project on South Pass, a One Percent project budgeted at $400,000.  He stated that one mile of snow fence by the campground is not suitable and will require extensive dirt work.  Inberg-Miller Engineers has expended $77,900 to date, and the addition of the additional work would require an amendment totaling $44,700, leaving a construction budget of $277,400.  The firm is still working on acquiring right-of-way from BLM.  The Board agreed to put this section of snow fence on hold and work on the other sections.

 

Dave Pendleton presented a Project Budget for Dry Creek Road.  Inberg-Miller Engineers was the sole bidder on the Construction Phase ($171,200), having already been awarded the bid for the Preliminary Engineering Design and Bidding ($77,200).   Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to accept the two bids from Inberg-Miller Engineers not to exceed $248,400.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The Moneta-Lysite Road Safety Shoulder Improvement Project was discussed and Dave Pendleton stated advertising has taken place and four Statement of Qualifications have been received.  He suggested a Selection Committee be comprised of himself, Deputy County Treasurer Jim Anderson and County Planner Steve Baumann, who will then submit their selected firm to the Commission for final action.

 

Dave Pendleton gave an update on the progress of the Mortimore Lane Reconstruction Project and stated the contractor plans to close the Road to thru traffic the end of the week so they can install irrigation culverts.

 

In closing, Chairman Becker and Vice-Chairman Allen expressed concern with events that occurred the previous Friday and weekend with snowfall and rain in much of the County.  The Wind River Canyon was closed due to falling rock, and as a result, some traffic attempted to use No Wood and Bridger Creek Roads, which were closed and impassible.  An incident further occurred when a County dozer was broken into, and used by some unknown unauthorized individual to get a vehicle unstuck, and then leaving the dozer in the mountains on Big Horn Trail.  Discussion was held regarding the schedule of working four ten hour days and no coverage on Fridays, which may have to be adjusted to accommodate weather conditions.

 

County Commission Budget—Larry Allen Vice-Chairman presented.  Commissioner Allen suggested reducing D-T Consulting from $2500 to $750 and to fund WPLI at $500 again.  Commissioner Becker stated he had cautioned the WPLI committee to use the amount cautiously in the next year as they had done in the current year.  Commissioner Thomas discussed the reason for dues to WCCA.  Commissioner Allen explained where the dues go and Clerk Freese also added that each county has to pay to join NACo and WIR to receive a seat on NACo and WIR.  The budget message will be forthcoming and will require input from the other commissioners.

 

Fremont County Library Facilities Manager Tom Norwood and Fremont County Building Maintenance Supervisor J.R. Oakley stated the Riverton Library Roof and Drainage Project is near completion.  They requested authorization to pay the architect, Dubbe-Moulder Architects, accrued amounts relating to approved change orders totaling $12,080.  Any further work will be billed at their hourly rate with the exception of their final walk through.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the payment to Dubbe-Moulder Architects in the amount of $12,080. Motion carried unanimously.  They further stated the roof project was reduced as much as possible in an attempt to contain costs; however, the minimal approach to the East side site drainage design has shown problems over the winter.  Water and ice coming off the roof on that side is not being channeled far enough away from the building/foundation, and causing trouble with an emergency egress exit door.  Water is evident against the building structure that can infiltrate walls and damage footings and foundation (photos provided).  Their recommendation is to extend the length of the downspout pipes so the water can be further carried away from the building.  Oakley stated it would be cost effective to have Dubbe-Moulder Architects provide engineering plans associated with lengthening the downspout and then installation by the General Contractor, SDI, for an estimated cost less than $15,000.  Deputy County Treasurer Jim Anderson was in the audience and acknowledged the project is $120,000 under budget at this time and can fund the additional project, and there is also some additional grant money expected.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve Dubbe-Moulder Architects provide engineering and SDI provide the installation, not to exceed $15,000.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Fremont County Planner Steve Baumann presented a final plat for Lane Subdivision Tract 3A and Tract 5 Replat.  This is a proposed lot line adjustment within the Subdivision that is located on the west edge of the City of Lander near the intersection of Smith Street and Spriggs Drive.  The intent of the adjustment is to move the north lot line of Tract 5 to an already existing fence, and to add land to Tract 3A where an access easement is already in place off Spriggs Drive.  Because the new property line between the two Tracts will be an existing fence, the owner of Tract 3A agrees to have the entire 20’ utility and drainage easement placed on his property which will require a variance from the Simple Subdivision Regulations.  The subdivider has requested a variance of the 10’ utility easement along each side of the interior lot line between Lots 6 and 7 and wishes to instead place the entire 20’ utility easement within Lot 6.  The variance and replat were unanimously approved by the Fremont County Planning Commission, Lander Planning Commission and Lander City Council.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Variance as requested.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the final plat for Lane Subdivision Tract 3A and Tract 5 Replat.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Planner Steve Baumann continued his review from an earlier meeting of significant changes to the Regular Subdivision Regulations.  He will compile a final draft for presentation at the following meeting at which time the 45-day comment period can commence.

 

In other business, Steve Baumann stated the County, for the last several years, worked with WYDOT to purchase fuel from their low bidder.  As the Planning Department now administers the fuel system, Baumann recommended that Fremont County do their own bidding, and with the assistance of the County Attorney’s Office, will provide bid documents.  The Commissioners agreed with Baumann and also established the fact that only in-state vendors will be considered.

 

Wind River Visitor’s Council Treasurer Mayor Mike Anderson (Hudson Representative) and Vice-Chairman Brian Fabel (Lander Representative) were joined by Paula McCormick, Marketing Director, at the invitation of the Commission, to discuss an amendment to the Wind River Tourist Association Joint Powers Agreement and discussion on distribution of the lodging tax.  Present in the audience was County Treasurer Scott Harnsberger, WRVC member Kathy Kenyon Blair (Shoshoni Representative), McCormick Marketing staff Jennie Hutchinson and Casey Adams.  The group provided a power point presentation of revenue trends, expenditure categories, new opportunity investments, and a 2015 pie chart showing where $1.40 million of tourist money was spent in the County.  The Amendment was discussed specifically dealing with renaming the Joint Powers Board and Appointments/Terms of Office.  The Amendment changes the name of the joint powers board to Wind River Visitor’s Council and appointments were reduced from 11 to 10 members, represented by Shoshoni, Hudson, Dubois, Riverton, Lander and County.  It was further amended to allow the municipalities to appoint board members residing in their corporate limits or the area surrounding the corporate limits.  Discussion was held from the Commission on whether the “area surrounding the corporate limits” should be defined as one mile, five miles, ten miles, etc. and Anderson stated they would discuss as a Board to see if that should be included.  Discussion then was held with lodging tax revenue that annually contributes 25% to individual municipalities to distribute to the Tourism Asset Development Program.  Chairman Becker questioned why the Agreement did not distribute a portion to the County, as they are a member and appoint two board members.  Anderson stated the Council would be receptive to County tourism related projects to promote Fremont County if it fell within guidelines.  Relevant State Statutes were discussed regarding the tax distribution and Anderson stated dialog would continue on whether the County should be receiving a distribution like those given to the municipalities.  The $250,000 funding provided to the Riverton Regional Airport by the County was discussed as tourism related and Anderson stated dialog would continue to further discuss this concern.

 

Ambulance Enterprise Fund.  Larry Allen presented.  Depreciation fund a large amount and also unemployment for potential claims.  This budget represents the first year of the ambulance fund after the lease began July of 2017.

 

Capital Revolving Fund.  Deputy Treasurer Jim Anderson presented.  Jim gave the history of the fund and how it is currently being used.  Revenue is derived from the rental payment for the purchase the fund makes per department plus interest.  The expenditures out of this fund is the depreciation of each of the vehicles or equipment which helps to fund these type of purchases in the future.  Jim also discussed the projections into the next four years.  The amount of purchases per year is also factored in.  Jim projected purchases of $600,000 to $900,000 per year for the next four years.

 

Investment Pool.  County Treasurer Scott Harnsberger presented.   Scott anticipates receiving interest on $33,000,000 average balance at an interest rate of $1.75%.  They anticipate the portfolio to decrease between $500,000 and $1 million due an anticipated transfer or $500,000 to supplement the general fund.  Interest allocations to external entities should approximate revenue earned.

 

Detention Trust Fund.  County Treasurer Scott Harnsberger presented.  This has previously been known as the endowment fund for the County Detention Center.  The fund is to help with maintenance costs on an annual basis which is being paid for out of the Building Detention budget.  Scott mentioned that his office had not transferred any money to that fund in the current year and therefore, the amount will be doubled for next year.  The other function is to replace large items that eventually need replacing.  They have been using the fund to replace items as they go.

 

All Board members had submitted their weighted votes for the 23 applications received for the County Commissioners Scholarships.  The Commissioners annually select three award recipients, which is $500 per semester, valid at a Wyoming Community College or University of Wyoming.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to select Joshua Pingetzer (Shoshoni), Annabeth Babcock (Lander) and Xavier Oats (Wind River) for the three County Commissioner Scholarships with Tammy Maddock (Shoshoni), Troy Cassity (Riverton) and Taylor Pereda (Lander) selected as first, second and third alternatives, respectively.  Motion carried unanimously.  The one renewal County Commissioner Scholarship will be awarded in June following the posting of spring grades.

 

Discussion was held regarding appointments to the Fremont County Executive Health Insurance Committee.  The Committee lost a lot of corporate memory when Jim Massman recently retired from the County.  It was suggested that former member Margy Irvine be re-appointed as she can bring much of the corporate history to the Committee.  County Clerk Julie Freese stated she had been assigned temporarily to the Committee when Irvine resigned several years ago.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to reappoint Margy Irvine to the Committee and change Julie Freese’s appointment from temporary to permanent.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Commissioner Meeting reports were given:

 

Commissioner Price will attend the monthly Library Board meeting the following day.

 

Commissioner McCarty attended the Planning Commission meeting, dealt with a personnel issue within the Solid Waste District and attended the Special Meeting with tribal representatives.

 

Vice-Chairman Allen attended the Special Meeting with Tribal representatives, attended several meetings with the Emergency Management Coordinator to discuss pre-flood issues.  He attended the Dubois Town Council meeting at the request of the Mayor to discuss new laws taking effect July 1st regarding liquor establishments.    He has received information regarding the possibility of an on line auction for surplus property an asked that Departments be surveyed to see what they would have available to contribute.  He briefly reviewed the incident of the missing dozer last weekend and his assistance in getting it locating it and getting it returned to its proper location.

 

Commissioner Thomas attended the Statewide Summit on Juvenile Justice on April 25th.  He attended the sandbagging party in Hudson where he informed the audience they need to be proactive in protecting their property from the upcoming flood event.  He has been in contact with both Tribes regarding any potential liquor licenses they may be considering for the casinos and notified them the County would be the licensing entity.

 

Chairman Becker has met several times with Homeland Security personnel regarding the flood event and stated the Emergency Management Agency would be issuing a Press Release later in the week regarding the potential flooding and outlining areas that may be affected, taking action to perform mitigation efforts on private property, and notice of sandbag availability.  He chaired the Special Meeting with Tribal representatives which he stated went very well.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese and County Assessor Tara Berg have scheduled a meeting on May 15th with the Special Districts to review legislative changes.  Topics to be covered will be changes to budget and reporting requirements and training.  Berg will discuss figuring projected assessed valuation and how to determine correct figures for budget adoption.  Freese will inform the Special Districts that next year the Commissioners will require a budget hearing from them.  Discussion was held on getting the budgets returned to the Assessor and Clerk in a more timely fashion as they are required to set the mill levies.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 2:45 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on May 9, 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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