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January 2, 2018 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

TATE OF WYOMING )                                                                                                                               LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                     OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                            JANUARY 2, 2018

 

OFFICIAL MINUTES

 

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

 

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

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on December 19, 2017, as amended.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

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

 

A & I Distributors-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$411.29; Adams County Sheriff Office-County Attorney-Subpoena Service-$11.50; Advanced Heating Inc.-Riverton Library Roof & Drainage-Materials/Supplies/Services-$490.00; American Family & Life Insurance-Segregated-Insurance-$9,480.01; American Heritage Life Insurance-Segregated-Insurance-$35.62; AXA Equitable PEDC-Segregated-Annuity-$250.00; Bailey Enterprises, Inc.-Inventory-Bulk Fuel-$452.22; Baldwin Creek Rental Center-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies/Materials-$119.60; Big R Manufacturing, LLC-3rd Street Bridge Project-Materials-$25,631.55; Black Hills Energy-Segregated-Utility Services-$10,424.10; Blue Cross Blue Shield of WY-Co Admin-Health Insurance Claims-$764,714.73; Blue Cross Blue Shield of WY-Co Admin-Health Insurance-$34,102.34; Bob Barker Company, Inc.-Detention Center-Inmate Supplies-$1,894.27; Caselle, Inc.-Computer Services-Services-$200.00; CDW Government, Inc.-Segregated-Equipment/Supplies-$670.50; Central Wyoming College-Dispatch Center-Tower Lease-$277.50; Charter Communications-Detention Center-Services-$213.24; Child Support Services/ORS-Payroll-Child Support-$564.00; Clifford, Gregory P. MD PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$2,112.00; Clinical Colleagues Inc.-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$1,125.00; CMI Teco-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$248.40; Colonial Life & Accident Insurance-Segregated-Insurance-$165.22; Control Solutions Inc.-Health Nurse-Contractual Services-$61.00; Cowboy Chemical Inc.-Detention Center-Laundry/Kitchen Supplies-$1,197.80; Department of Family Services-County Attorney-Background Check-$10.00; Electrical Dynamics, Inc.-County Buildings-Services/Repairs-$151.83; Farm and Ranch Days-Public Health Emergency Prep-Booth Space-$70.00; Food Services of America-Detention Center-Prisoner Board-$5,589.01; Fremont County Treasurer-Co Admin-Health Insurance-$317,052.00; Fremont County Treasurer-Co Admin-Withholding/FICA-$211,215.37; Fremont County Treasurer-Co Admin-Section 125 Benefits-$40,688.65; Fremont Information Services-Computer Services-Website Host-$164.40; Fremont Orthopaedics PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$2,211.00; Fremont Therapy Group LLC-Detention Center-Inmate Therapy-$1,847.00; G Bar G Veterinary-County Sheriff-Services-$163.50; Grainger-Segregated-Materials/Supplies-$117.16; Great West Trust-Segregated-Wyoming Benefits-$5,105.00; Gruber Technical Inc.-Segregated-Maintenance Agreement-$3,956.00; HDR Engineering Inc.-Bridge Repair-Engineering Services-$8,109.45; HealthSmart Benefit Solutions-Segregated-Insurance-$944.00; High Plains Power, Inc.-County Buildings Detention-Utility Services-$154.49; Hopkin, Justin-Segregated-County Health Officer-$1,400.00; HRdirect-County Clerk-Printed Supplies-$473.94; I State Truck Center-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts-$358.99; inReach-Search & Rescue-Services-$110.09; Jack’s Saw Shop Inc.-County Buildings-Supplies/Equipment-$575.00; Jack’s Truck & Equipment-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts-$324.17; Jeffres, Mary Jo-Dispatch Center-Evaluation Services-$1,350.00; Johnson Tool Company LLC-Vehicle Maintenance-Equipment/Supplies-$401.09; Johnson, Sherry-County Sheriff-Reimburse Expenses-$20.80; Kone Inc.-Segregated-Elevator Maintenance Contract-$1,176.60; Lander Medical Clinic PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$5,675.64; Lazzari, Bailey-Public Defender-Public Defender Rent-$450.00; Linton’s Big R Store-Segregated-Uniform Supplies-$135.96; Lyles, Jesse-County Sheriff-Reimburse Mileage-$16.80; Mark’s Auto Sales & Towing-Segregated-Vehicle Towing-$330.00; Mountain Dental PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$1,387.00; Mountain West Towing LLC-Abandoned Vehicles-Vehicle Towing-$148.40; Mr. D’s Food Center Inc.-Detention Center-Kitchen Supplies-$740.36; National Business Systems Inc.-County Treasurer-Postcards-$2,000.00; Natrona County Sheriff-Detention Center-Inmate Housing-$6,240.00; New York Life Insurance-Segregated-Insurance-$160.60; Noble Medical, Inc.-County Sheriff-Drug Testing Supplies-$400.00; Northern Arapaho Child Support-Payroll-Child Support-$598.78; Novo Benefits-Health Benefit Plan-Insurance Services-$4,677.00; Office Shop Inc., The-Segregated-Service Agreement-$322.27; One Stop Market-Search & Rescue-Search & Rescue-$76.82; Oregon Dept. of Justice-Payroll-Child Support-$500.94; Palace Pharmacy-Detention Center-Inmate Prescriptions-$12,146.95; Parkins, Becky-Public Health-Reimburse Expenses-$159.60; Peterbilt of Wyoming-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts-$412.93; Post, Raymond-County Sheriff-Car Wash-$10.45; Print Shop, The-County Sheriff-Printed Office Supplies-$129.00; Proforce Law Enforcement-County Sheriff-Tasers Supplies-$601.25; Quill Corporation-Segregated-Office Supplies-$467.83; Ratigan, Daniel, MD-Detention Center-Supervisor Contract-$4,250.00; Remote Satellite Systems-Search & Rescue-S & R Equipment-$48.95; Riverton Ranger, Inc.-Sheriff Victim Services-Advertising-$195.02; Riverton, City of-County Buildings-Water/Sewer-$743.75; Rocky Mountain Infectious Diseases-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$444.00; Safeway Inc.-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$103.99; SageWest Health Care-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$9,482.19; Schoneberger, Valerie-Public Defender-Public Defender Rent-$450.00; Segregated-Health Promotion-Wellness Reimbursement-$13,170.00; Shirts & More Inc.-Dispatch Center-Uniform Supplies-$194.00; Six Robblees’ Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$115.57; Skaggs Companies, Inc.-Detention Center-Uniforms/Supplies-$148.00; Specialized Pathology Consultants-County Coroner-Autopsy Fee-$1,200.00; State Disbursement Unit-Payroll-Child Support-$1,119.00; State of Wyoming-Public Defender-Public Defender Rent-$1,650.00; Stroupe Pest Control Inc.-County Buildings-Pest Control-$115.00; Sweetwater Aire LLC-Segregated-Services/Materials-$496.75; Sysco Montana Inc.-Detention Center-Inmate Supplies-$17,686.28; T Y Excavation Inc.-1% Gravel Projects-Contractual Services-$3,492.50; Talkington, Kay-Detention Center-Inmate Supplies/Repairs-$90.00; Taylor Creek Exxon-County Sheriff-Car Wash-$10.00; Terrance R. Martin PC-Public Defender-Public Defender Rent-$450.00; Thompson, Codi S., RD-Detention Center-Contractual Services-$190.80; Total Net Salaries-Segregated-Salaries-$617,811.70; Traveling Computers-Computer Services-Computer Supplies/Services-$801.00; Tweed’s Wholesale Co-Detention Center-Inmate Board-$13,369.04; Union Telephone Company-Segregated-Cellphone Services-$542.09; Utah Medical Insurance Association-Detention Center-Services-$8,428.00; Valley Lumber & Supply Co Inc.-County Buildings-Materials/Supplies-$11.67; Verizon Wireless-Segregated-Cellphone Services-$151.50; West Payment Center-District Court-Library Plan-$60.90; Western Printing, Inc.-Segregated-Printed Supplies-$885.64; Wind River Development Fund-County Clerk-Meeting Room Charge-$125.00; Wind River Radiology PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$812.00; Windmill, LLC-1% Gravel Projects-Materials-$26,289.74; Wyoming Child Support Enforcement-Segregated-Child Support-$800.00; Wyoming Dept. of Workforce Services-Co Admin-Workers Comp.-$20,217.64; Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy-County Sheriff-Training-$55.00; Wyoming Retirement System-Co Admin-Contributions-$143,658.97; Wyoming State Disbursement Unit-Payroll-Child Support-$830.00; Wyoming Supreme Court-District Court-Salary Reimbursement-$6,742.00; Wyoming.com-Segregated-Internet Services-$2,296.88

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Sympathy card; 2) letter of appreciation to Steve Bauman for serving as Viewer on the Petition to Vacate a Portion of Little Warm Spring Creek Road; 3) thank you letter to Tom Foust for service on the Predatory Animal Board; and 4) Record of Proceedings. Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve a letter of support for CWC’s project to develop a Sector Strategy for Agriculture and Ag-related industries in Fremont County.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Payroll Status Change form for an employee transferring from Juvenile Treatment Court to CAST.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve an Official Bond and Oath for Ray Price.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to accept Cooperating Agency Status to participate in the development of the environmental analysis of the BLM Wyoming Resource Management Plans regarding Greater Sage-Grouse.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Letter of Agreement for Costs of Treatment during Involuntary Hospitalization Procedures between Fremont County and Wyoming Behavioral Institute.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve Certified Resolution No. 2018-01 authorizing the County Treasurer to obligate the County with respect to the purchase, sale, transfer and exchange of U.S. government agency securities.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2018-02 “A Resolution Authorizing the Release of Monies prior to Each County Payroll Distribution via Direct Deposit.”  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2018-03 “A Resolution of the Board of Fremont County Commissioners Adopting Holiday Closures and Other Closures for 2018.”  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2018-04 “Imposing an Excise Tax upon the Sales Price Paid for Tangible Personal Property, Admissions and Services.”  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the updated Plan Document with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to designate the following depositories for Fremont County Government for 2018:  Dubois:  Wells Fargo Bank of Wyoming and Bank of Jackson Hole; Lander: Central Bank and Trust, Bank of the West, US Bank, Wyoming Community Bank and First Interstate Bank; Riverton:  First Interstate Bank, Bank of the West, Wells Fargo Bank of Wyoming, US Bank, Wyoming Community Bank and Central Bank and Trust; and Fort Washakie:  Central Bank and Trust.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to designate the Riverton Ranger and Lander Journal as the official county newspaper for Fremont County Government for 2018 with the remaining newspapers within the county to be used for other purposes.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following item in the Priority Mail was reviewed:  Request from Juvenile Justice Services Director Melinda Cox to fill a vacancy for a Probation Officer in Riverton.  Since the Commissioners would not be meeting for another week, Chairman Becker asked the Board consider the request and offer their vote via e-mail to enable Cox to begin the hiring process last week.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to ratify their decision to allow refilling the Riverton Probation Officer position.  Motion carried unanimously.

Election of Officers for 2018 was held.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to have Travis Becker remain Chairman of the Board and Larry Allen as Vice-Chairman.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The County Commissioner Liaison Contact list was reviewed.  There were no changes made for 2018.

 

The Public Comment period was held.

 

Kelly Rees, Community Prevention Specialist, Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming, stated the organization has been reduced from two to one position and she is now the only personal available to cover Fremont County.  Brief discussion occurred on the State of Wyoming’s proposal to change the fiscal structure of the program to possible county oversight.

 

Lander Vehicle Maintenance Shop Foreman Brad Meredith updated the Board on repairs previously approved for a Cat Motor Grader (MG-116).  Financial Assistant Joe Felix was present in the audience.  The Board had authorized repairs of $40,000 from the Emergency Repair Line Item within the Capital Revolving Fund.  While the unit was torn apart, additional items were found (hoses, steering motor, etc.) and an additional $4,236.48 is required.  County Clerk Freese confirmed there is funding left in the amount of $25,000 in the $100,000 Emergency Repair Line Item to cover the additional cost.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to authorize an additional $5,000 for a total of $45,000 for repairs to the Cat Motor Grader.  Motion carried unanimously.  Meredith stated the repairs are warranted as he expects another three years of life left in the unit.

 

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

 

County Clerk Julie Freese informed the Board of a recent resignation of a Title Clerk.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to authorize refilling the Title Clerk position at the entry level salary.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

In other business, Julie Freese provided a draft General Orientation Checklist that she and Deputy Margy Irvine have been working on for some time now.  They would like it to be mandatory for all current employees, and then implemented into the hiring process for all new employees.  Many current employees are not aware of benefits and policies of Fremont County Government.  The Commissioners asked that the document be presented at the upcoming Elected Officials/Department Heads meeting scheduled for January 8th and then possibly present it to as many Courthouse employees as possible on January 15th during the Courthouse Closure day of the Courthouse on Martin Luther King Day in which safety training is scheduled. The Security Committee recommended the Commissioners be present that day for a mock meeting in order to participate in the practical ALICE training being offered that day.  Freese reminded the Board of the meeting scheduled on January 26, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. with Elected Officials and then at 6:30 p.m. the Legislators would join for a dinner meeting.

 

Julie Freese reviewed a draft Employee Driving Record Policy.  The Board took the information under advisement.  Freese will also present the information at the upcoming Elected Officials/Department Heads meeting on January 8th.

 

Gary Robson, Sales Manager, MASA Medical Transport Solutions, presented an overview of their program that offers coverage for all air providers and ground ambulance providers.  Present were Executive Health Insurance Committee members Julie Freese, Margy Irvine and Jim Anderson.  Robson stated the Policy covers an individual with one policy instead of multiple policies with various providers.  The Emergent Policy covers emergency air medical transport and emergency ground ambulance transport within the United States for $9/employee/month.  A Platinum Policy is available that provides worldwide coverage (and additional benefits) at a rate of $29-39/employee/month.  Once an employee leaves County government, they would be required to take out a personal policy with MASA if they wished to continue.  Employees could also pay the difference to upgrade to the Platinum Policy if they wished.    Chairman Becker asked the Committee members to get a firm number of employees that would be eligible for coverage so that the Employee Benefit Agreement could be signed, either on January 9th or the 23rd   Robson will be available to present the MASA benefit information to Courthouse employees on January 15th, when the Courthouse is closed to the public, for training.  He will then meet with other County offices after that time.  This information will also be presented to the Elected Officials and Department Heads on January 8th during their monthly meeting.  The Commissioners were happy to be able to provide the additional benefit to employees at no cost to them.

 

The annual appointment of two at-large positions for the Capital Revolving Fund Committee was discussed.  Six perpetual positions consist of:  County Clerk, County Treasurer, Vehicle Maintenance Shop Foremen, Financial Assistant, one County Commissioner and Transportation Superintendent.  Two at-large were positions were selected as County Assessor and County Coroner for a one year term.  The Board stated their intent to have the two at-large positions serve two year terms instead of one from this point on.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to re-appoint the County Assessor and County Coroner to a two year at-large term on the Capital Revolving Fund Committee.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese reminded the Board of the following Town Hall meetings set for the Commission to discuss County Roads and 1% Infrastructure Funds and for herself to hold a discussion on future election equipment and/or methods and then allow for an open question and answer session at each.   The Meeting are scheduled as follows:  Shoshoni – January 11, 2018; Fort Washakie – January 18; Riverton – January 25 and Lander – February 8.    Postcards will be sent out this week to every registered voter to inform them of the meetings.

 

There being no further business, Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 11:35 a.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on January 9, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.   Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

 

/s/      TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

ATTEST:

 

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

 

January 2, 2018 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

TATE OF WYOMING )                                                                                                                               LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                     OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                            JANUARY 2, 2018

 

FULL DETAILED REPORT

 

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

 

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

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on December 19, 2017, as amended.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost

A & I Distributors
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$411.29

Adams County Sheriff Office
County Attorney
Subpoena Service
$11.50

Advanced Heating Inc.
Riverton Library Roof & Drainage
Materials/Supplies/Services
$490.00

American Family & Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$9,480.01

American Heritage Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$35.62

AXA Equitable PEDC
Segregated
Annuity
$250.00

Bailey Enterprises, Inc.
Inventory
Bulk Fuel
$452.22

Baldwin Creek Rental Center
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies/Materials
$119.60

Big R Manufacturing, LLC
3rd Street Bridge Project, Dubois
Materials
$25,631.55

Black Hills Energy
Segregated
Utility Services
$10,424.10

Blue Cross Blue Shield of WY
Co Admin
Health Insurance Claims
$764,714.73

Blue Cross Blue Shield of WY
Co Admin
Health Insurance
$34,102.34

Bob Barker Company, Inc.
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$1,894.27

Caselle, Inc.
Computer Services
Services
$200.00

CDW Government, Inc.
Segregated
Equipment/Supplies
$670.50

Central Wyoming College
Dispatch Center
Tower Lease
$277.50

Charter Communications
Detention Center
Services
$213.24

Child Support Services/ORS
Payroll
Child Support
$564.00

Clifford, Gregory P. MD PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$2,112.00

Clinical Colleagues Inc.
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$1,125.00

CMI Teco
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$248.40

Colonial Life & Accident Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$165.22

Control Solutions Inc.
Health Nurse
Contractual Services
$61.00

Cowboy Chemical Inc.
Detention Center
Laundry/Kitchen Supplies
$1,197.80

Department of Family Services
County Attorney
Background Check
$10.00

Electrical Dynamics, Inc.
County Buildings
Services/Repairs
$151.83

Farm and Ranch Days
Public Health Emergency Prep
Booth Space
$70.00

Food Services of America
Detention Center
Prisoner Board
$5,589.01

Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Health Insurance
$317,052.00

Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Withholding/FICA
$211,215.37

Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Section 125 Benefits
$40,688.65

Fremont Information Services
Computer Services
Website Host
$164.40

Fremont Orthopaedics PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$2,211.00

Fremont Therapy Group LLC
Detention Center
Inmate Therapy
$1,847.00

G Bar G Veterinary
County Sheriff
Services
$163.50

Grainger
Segregated
Materials/Supplies
$117.16

Great West Trust
Segregated
Wyoming Benefits
$5,105.00

Gruber Technical Inc.
Segregated
Maintenance Agreement
$3,956.00

HDR Engineering Inc.
Bridge Repair
Engineering Services
$8,109.45

HealthSmart Benefit Solutions
Segregated
Insurance
$944.00

High Plains Power, Inc.
County Buildings Detention
Utility Services
$154.49

Hopkin, Justin
Segregated
County Health Officer
$1,400.00

HR Direct
County Clerk
Printed Supplies
$473.94

I State Truck Center
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$358.99

InReach
Search & Rescue
Services
$110.09

Jack’s Saw Shop Inc.
County Buildings
Supplies/Equipment
$575.00

Jack’s Truck & Equipment
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$324.17

Jeffres, Mary Jo
Dispatch Center
Evaluation Services
$1,350.00

Johnson Tool Company LLC
Vehicle Maintenance
Equipment/Supplies
$401.09

Johnson, Sherry
County Sheriff
Reimburse Expenses
$20.80

KONE Inc.
Segregated
Elevator Mtce Contract
$1,176.60

Lander Medical Clinic PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$5,675.64

Lazzari, Bailey
Public Defender
Rent
$450.00

Linton’s Big R Store
Segregated
Uniform Supplies
$135.96

Lyles, Jesse
County Sheriff
Reimburse Mileage
$16.80

Mark’s Auto Sales & Towing
Segregated
Vehicle Towing
$330.00

Mountain Dental PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$1,387.00

Mountain West Towing LLC
Abandoned Vehicles
Vehicle Towing
$148.40

Mr. D’s Food Center Inc.
Detention Center
Kitchen Supplies
$740.36

National Business Systems Inc.
County Treasurer
Postcards
$2,000.00

Natrona County Sheriff
Detention Center
Inmate Housing
$6,240.00

New York Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$160.60

Noble Medical, Inc.
County Sheriff
Drug Testing Supplies
$400.00

Northern Arapaho Child Support
Payroll
Child Support
$598.78

Novo Benefits
Health Benefit Plan
Insurance Services
$4,677.00

Office Shop Inc., The
Segregated
Service Agreement
$322.27

One Stop Market
Search & Rescue
Search & Rescue
$76.82

Oregon Dept. of Justice
Payroll
Child Support
$500.94

Palace Pharmacy
Detention Center
Inmate Prescriptions
$12,146.95

Parkins, Becky
Public Health
Reimburse Expenses
$159.60

Peterbilt of Wyoming
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$412.93

Post, Raymond
County Sheriff
Car Wash
$10.45

Print Shop, The
County Sheriff
Printed Office Supplies
$129.00

Proforce Law Enforcement
County Sheriff
Tasers Supplies
$601.25

Quill Corporation
Segregated
Office Supplies
$467.83

Ratigan, Daniel, MD
Detention Center
Supervisor Contract
$4,250.00

Remote Satellite Systems
Search & Rescue
S & R Equipment
$48.95

Riverton Ranger, Inc.
Sheriff Victim Services
Advertising
$195.02

Riverton, City of
County Buildings
Water/Sewer
$743.75

Rocky Mountain Infectious Diseases
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$444.00

Safeway Inc.
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$103.99

SageWest Health Care
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$9,482.19

Schoneberger, Valerie
Public Defender
Rent
$450.00

Segregated
Health Promotion
Wellness Reimbursement
$13,170.00

Shirts & More Inc.
Dispatch Center
Uniform Supplies
$194.00

Six Robblees’ Inc.
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$115.57

Skaggs Companies, Inc.
Detention Center
Uniforms/Supplies
$148.00

Specialized Pathology Consultants
County Coroner
Autopsy Fee
$1,200.00

State Disbursement Unit
Payroll
Child Support
$1,119.00

State of Wyoming
Public Defender
Rent
$1,650.00

Stroupe Pest Control Inc.
County Buildings
Pest Control
$115.00

Sweetwater Aire LLC
Segregated
Services/Materials
$496.75

Sysco Montana Inc.
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$17,686.28

T Y Excavation Inc.
1% Gravel Projects
Contractual Services
$3,492.50

Talkington, Kay
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies/Repairs
$90.00

Taylor Creek Exxon
County Sheriff
Car Wash
$10.00

Terrance R. Martin PC
Public Defender
Rent
$450.00

Thompson, Codi S., RD
Detention Center
Contractual Services
$190.80

Total Net Salaries
Segregated
Salaries
$617,811.70

Traveling Computers
Computer Services
Computer Supplies/Services
$801.00

Tweed’s Wholesale Co
Detention Center
Inmate Board
$13,369.04

Union Telephone Company
Segregated
Cellphone Services
$542.09

Utah Medical Insurance Association
Detention Center
Services
$8,428.00

Valley Lumber & Supply Co Inc.
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$11.67

Verizon Wireless
Segregated
Cellphone Services
$151.50

West Payment Center
District Court
Library Plan
$60.90

Western Printing, Inc.
Segregated
Printed Supplies
$885.64

Wind River Development Fund
County Clerk
Meeting Room Charge
$125.00

Wind River Radiology PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$812.00

Windmill, LLC
1% Gravel Projects
Materials
$26,289.74

Wyoming Child Support Enforcement
Segregated
Child Support
$800.00

Wyoming Dept. of Workforce Services
Co Admin
Workers Comp.
$20,217.64

Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy
County Sheriff
Training
$55.00

Wyoming Retirement System
Co Admin
Contributions
$143,658.97

Wyoming State Disbursement Unit
Payroll
Child Support
$830.00

Wyoming Supreme Court
District Court
Salary Reimbursement
$6,742.00

Wyoming.com
Segregated
Internet Services
$2,296.88

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Sympathy card; 2) letter of appreciation to Steve Bauman for serving as Viewer on the Petition to Vacate a Portion of Little Warm Spring Creek Road; 3) thank you letter to Tom Foust for service on the Predatory Animal Board; and 4) Record of Proceedings. Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve a letter of support for CWC’s project to develop a Sector Strategy for Agriculture and Ag-related industries in Fremont County.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Payroll Status Change form for an employee transferring from Juvenile Treatment Court to CAST.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve an Official Bond and Oath for Ray Price.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to accept Cooperating Agency Status to participate in the development of the environmental analysis of the BLM Wyoming Resource Management Plans regarding Greater Sage-Grouse.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Letter of Agreement for Costs of Treatment during Involuntary Hospitalization Procedures between Fremont County and Wyoming Behavioral Institute.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve Certified Resolution No. 2018-01 authorizing the County Treasurer to obligate the County with respect to the purchase, sale, transfer and exchange of U.S. government agency securities.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2018-02 “A Resolution Authorizing the Release of Monies prior to Each County Payroll Distribution via Direct Deposit.”  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2018-03 “A Resolution of the Board of Fremont County Commissioners Adopting Holiday Closures and Other Closures for 2018.”  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2018-04 “Imposing an Excise Tax upon the Sales Price Paid for Tangible Personal Property, Admissions and Services.”  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the updated Plan Document with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to designate the following depositories for Fremont County Government for 2018:  Dubois:  Wells Fargo Bank of Wyoming and Bank of Jackson Hole; Lander: Central Bank and Trust, Bank of the West, US Bank, Wyoming Community Bank and First Interstate Bank; Riverton:  First Interstate Bank, Bank of the West, Wells Fargo Bank of Wyoming, US Bank, Wyoming Community Bank and Central Bank and Trust; and Fort Washakie:  Central Bank and Trust.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to designate the Riverton Ranger and Lander Journal as the official county newspaper for Fremont County Government for 2018 with the remaining newspapers within the county to be used for other purposes.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following item in the Priority Mail was reviewed:  Request from Juvenile Justice Services Director Melinda Cox to fill a vacancy for a Probation Officer in Riverton.  Since the Commissioners would not be meeting for another week, Chairman Becker asked the Board consider the request and offer their vote via e-mail to enable Cox to begin the hiring process last week.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to ratify their decision to allow refilling the Riverton Probation Officer position.  Motion carried unanimously.

Election of Officers for 2018 was held.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to have Travis Becker remain Chairman of the Board and Larry Allen as Vice-Chairman.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The County Commissioner Liaison Contact list was reviewed.  There were no changes made for 2018.

 

The Public Comment period was held.

 

Kelly Rees, Community Prevention Specialist, Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming, stated the organization has been reduced from two to one position and she is now the only personal available to cover Fremont County.  Brief discussion occurred on the State of Wyoming’s proposal to change the fiscal structure of the program to possible county oversight.  Currently the Fremont County Prevention and Wellness Partnership oversees the Fremont County Prevention Coalition and the Fremont County Suicide Prevention Task Force.  A texting Tip line is available to anonymously report suspicious activities (underage drinking, drunk driving, theft, bullying and threats).  A Prescription Drug Monitoring Program will be held on January 30th and presented by Mary Walker, Wyoming Board of Pharmacy.  A program is available to dispose of unused or expired medications at six drop boxes within Fremont County.  Subcommittee descriptions were given for Wyoming Quit Tobacco Program, Care Assessment and Evaluation, Prescription Drop Box, Responsible beverage Server Training and Social Host Ordinance.  The Suicide Prevention Task Force is in place to prevent and reduce suicide in Fremont County, assist and empower those affected by suicide, and make available a Wyoming Crisis Text line.  This program took a major budget reduction.  Rees provided General Facts Sheets referencing substance use and problem behavior data as well as Risk and Protection factors compiled by a Prevention Needs Assessment.  Rees stated that due to program budget cuts and their inability to work as much on drug related programs, she felt the Wyoming Association of Police Chiefs and Sheriffs are still diligently working on the issue, specifically related to legalization of marijuana in Colorado and its effects in Wyoming.  She confirmed that the new drug is much different than what was available in the 1980’s, the new drug is much more potent and addicting and when funding is available, they are ready to begin offering programs again.  She stated random drug testing is very effective in the school systems.

 

Lander Vehicle Maintenance Shop Foreman Brad Meredith updated the Board on repairs previously approved for a Cat Motor Grader (MG-116).  Financial Assistant Joe Felix was present in the audience.  The Board had authorized repairs of $40,000 from the Emergency Repair Line Item within the Capital Revolving Fund.  While the unit was torn apart, additional items were found (hoses, steering motor, etc.) and an additional $4,236.48 is required.  County Clerk Freese confirmed there is funding left in the amount of $25,000 in the $100,000 Emergency Repair Line Item to cover the additional cost.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to authorize an additional $5,000 for a total of $45,000 for repairs to the Cat Motor Grader.  Motion carried unanimously.  Meredith stated the repairs are warranted as he expects another three years of life left in the unit.

 

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

 

County Clerk Julie Freese informed the Board of a recent resignation of a Title Clerk.  She earlier informed the Board of a Floater position open which she had received authorization to fill.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to authorize refilling the Title Clerk position at the entry level salary.  Motion carried unanimously.   Freese stated she is advertising for the Floater position currently and will now select two people to fill her positions and hopes to have them on board by the end of January.

 

In other business, Julie Freese provided a draft General Orientation Checklist that she and Deputy Margy Irvine have been working on for some time now.  They would like it to be mandatory for all current employees, and then implemented into the hiring process for all new employees.  Many current employees are not aware of benefits and policies of Fremont County Government.  The Commissioners asked that the document be presented at the upcoming Elected Officials/Department Heads meeting scheduled for January 8th and then possibly present it to as many Courthouse employees as possible on January 15th during the Courthouse Closure day of the Courthouse on Martin Luther King Day in which safety training is scheduled. The Security Committee recommended the Commissioners be present that day for a mock meeting in order to participate in the practical ALICE training being offered that day.  Freese reminded the Board of the meeting scheduled on January 26, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. with Elected Officials and then at 6:30 p.m. the Legislators would join for a dinner meeting.

 

Julie Freese reviewed a draft Employee Driving Record Policy.  The Board took the information under advisement.  Freese will also present the information at the upcoming Elected Officials/Department Heads meeting on January 8th.

 

Gary Robson, Sales Manager, MASA Medical Transport Solutions, presented an overview of their program that offers coverage for all air providers and ground ambulance providers.  Present were Executive Health Insurance Committee members Julie Freese, Margy Irvine and Jim Anderson.  Robson stated the Policy covers an individual with one policy instead of multiple policies with various providers.  The Emergent Policy covers emergency air medical transport and emergency ground ambulance transport within the United States for $9/employee/month.  A Platinum Policy is available that provides worldwide coverage (and additional benefits) at a rate of $29-39/employee/month.  These costs cover the employee and anybody living in the household.  Robson discussed specifics of the plan, which would lock in a certain number of slots for Fremont County to sue.  Once an employee leaves County government, they would be required to take out a personal policy with MASA if they wished to continue.  Employees could also pay the difference to upgrade to the Platinum Policy if they wished.    Based on number of employees, Anderson stated the Health Insurance Plan is in good shape and could fund the Emergent Premium per employee and then the cost could be built into the insurance structure for budgeting purposes for the future.  Off-Line board employees that are on the County health plan would also be eligible.  Chairman Becker asked the Committee members to get a firm number of employees that would be eligible for coverage so that the Employee Benefit Agreement could be signed, either on January 9th or the 23rd   Robson will be available to present the MASA benefit information to Courthouse employees on January 15th, when the Courthouse is closed to the public, for training.  He will then meet with other County offices after that time.  This information will also be presented to the Elected Officials and Department Heads on January 8th during their monthly meeting.  The Commissioners were happy to be able to provide the additional benefit to employees at no cost to them.

 

The annual appointment of two at-large positions for the Capital Revolving Fund Committee was discussed.  Six perpetual positions consist of:  County Clerk, County Treasurer, Vehicle Maintenance Shop Foremen, Financial Assistant, one County Commissioner and Transportation Superintendent.  Two at-large were positions were selected as County Assessor and County Coroner for a one year term.  Assessor Berg was called to the meeting to see if she was willing to serve another term and County Coroner Stratmoen had informed the Board he was also aggregable in serving another term.  The Board stated their intent to have the two at-large positions serve two year terms instead of one from this point on.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to re-appoint the County Assessor and County Coroner to a two year at-large term on the Capital Revolving Fund Committee.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese reminded the Board of the following Town Hall meetings set for the Commission to discuss County Roads and 1% Infrastructure Funds and for herself to hold a discussion on future election equipment and/or methods and then allow for an open question and answer session at each.   The Meeting are scheduled as follows:  Shoshoni – January 11, 2018; Fort Washakie – January 18; Riverton – January 25 and Lander – February 8.    Postcards will be sent out this week to every registered voter to inform them of the meetings.

 

There being no further business, Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 11:35 a.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on January 9, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.   Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

 

/s/      TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

ATTEST:

 

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

 

December 19, 2017 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                     OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                    DECEMBER 19, 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, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on December 12, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

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

 

A & I Distributors-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$580.37; Ahlers & Company-Family Planning Services-License/Support-$707.68; Airgas USA LLC-Vehicle Maintenance-Supplies-$21.46; AmeriGas-County Buildings-Propane-$506.87; Bailey Enterprises, Inc.-Inventory-Fuel-$23,359.62; Bank of The West-Segregated-Card Charges-$22,109.46; Bill’s Quality Auto Glass-Vehicle Maintenance-Windshield Repair-$571.39; Carroll Septic Service-Transportation-Services-$150.00; CenturyLink-Segregated-Phone Services-$4,189.56; CNA Surety-Segregated-Surety-$200.00; Corbett, Thomas J.-County Attorney-Witness Fees-$15.00; Corbett, Timothy-County Attorney-Witness Fees-$15.00; Coyle, Levi-County Attorney-Witness Fees-$15.00; Dubois Frontier, The-Support Services-Advertising-$34.00; Eaton Sales & Service, LLC-Fuel Facility-Parts/Supplies/Service-$1,002.47; Foutz, Traci L.-Public Health Emergency Prep.-Reimburse Expenses-$311.00; Fremont Counseling Lander-Health & Welfare-Title 25-$3,335.00; Fremont County School Dist. #25-Youth Services-JDAI Meals-$502.95; High Plains Power, Inc.-County Buildings-Utility Services-$1,088.47; I State Truck Center-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts-$222.77; Jack’s Truck & Equipment-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts-$61.88; Lander Valley Auto Parts-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$531.84; Matthew Bender & Co., Inc.-Segregated-WY Court Rules-$431.41; McKesson Medical Surgical Inc.-Public Health-Medical Supplies-$1,656.51; National Business Systems Inc.-County Treasurer-Postcards-$472.23; NMS Laboratories-County Coroner-Toxicology Services-$1,750.00; Norco Inc.-Segregated-Supplies-$174.38; Office Shop Inc., The-Segregated-Service Agreement-$235.90; Phillips, Adam E.-District Court-Court Representation-$731.25; Relx, Inc.-County Attorney-Subscription-$60.00; Riverton Physician Practices LLC-Transportation-Drug Testing-$88.00; Riverton Ranger, Inc.-Segregated-Advertising-$422.60; Rocky Mountain Power-County Buildings-Utility Services-$1,340.62; Smith Medical Partners LLC-Family Planning Services-Medical Supplies-$21.22; Spoonhunter, Leslie-Fremont County WIC-Reimburse Expenses-$166.92; Tritech Forensics Inc.-County Coroner-Evidence Bags/Tags-$60.34; Tweed’s Wholesale Co-County Buildings Detention-Supplies-$54.73; T Y Excavation Inc.-Transportation-Dubois Road Maintenance-$11,540.00; Valley Lumber & Supply Co Inc.-County Buildings-Materials/Supplies-$6.11; Verizon Wireless-Youth Services-Cellphone Services-$229.81; West Payment Center-District Court-WY Digest-$2,065.00; William H. Smith & Associates Inc.-County Treasurer-Surveying Services-$921.25; Wyoming Dept. of Transportation-Segregated-WYDOT Fuel-$1,614.83; Wyoming Public Health Laboratory-Family Planning Services-Lab Fees/Supplies-$244.00

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Record of Proceedings.   Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve an Application/Permit to Construct Access Driveway submitted by Jon Martin for Tunnel Hill Road.  Motion carried unanimously.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve a Modification of Grant or Agreement between Shoshone National Forest and Fremont County Sheriff’s Office extending the expiration date to December 31, 2021.  Motion carried unanimously.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve submission of a Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office Certified Local Government Program Annual Report FY 17 from Fremont County Historic Preservation Commission.  Motion carried unanimously.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve Amendment One to the Contract between Wyoming Department of Health, Behavioral Health Division and Fremont County Commissioners as Governing Body for the Court Assisted Supervised Treatment and Juvenile Treatment Courts of Fremont County.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  1) “Working in Indian Country: Building Successful Business Relationships with American Indian Tribes” set for February 7, 2018 in Casper (to be sent to all Elected Officials).  2)  Fremont County/Municipal/Tribal Emergency Operations Plan Final document (Vice-Chairman Allen to review); and 3) Comment from Dubois resident regarding Petition to Vacate a Portion of Little Warm Spring Creek Road; Town of Dubois Resolutions No. 17-018 “Supporting the Fremont County Commissioners to Keep as a Public Access the Road Known as “Little Warm Springs Creek Road”; and Town of Dubois Petition to keep Little Warm Spring Creek Road open to the Public.  (The documents were made part of the Official Record).

 

County Clerk Julie Freese spoke on behalf of Treatment Courts Director Susan Shipley, who was unable to attend, to inform the Board of a Substance Abuse Therapist transfer from the Juvenile Treatment Court to the Court Assisted Supervised Treatment Program.  As a result, a vacancy now exists in Juvenile Treatment Court program and she is requesting permission to advertise and hire a therapist for that vacancy.  There will be no anticipated transfer of funds or any additional funds requested from Fremont County.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve filling the open Juvenile Treatment Program therapist position.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Fremont County Museums Central Director Scott Goetz informed the Board of a resignation of the Collections Manager in the Lander Museum.  He requested permission to advertise and refill the position at the same salary.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve refilling the Collections Manager position at the Lander Museum.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton was joined by Eric Carr, James Gores and Associates, to review a Memorandum of Understanding between Big Horn Cooperation Marketing Association, City of Riverton, and Fremont County, Wyoming.  The MOU will allow for construction of a temporary vehicle driveway from Pure Gas Road for access to the Big Horn Co-op facility at 115 North Federal Boulevard.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded to approve the Memorandum of Understanding as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

In other business, Eric Carr provided an update on the Moneta-Lysite Road Shoulder Widening Project.  He stated the Notice to Proceed has been issued on the County portion.

Dave Pendleton reviewed the status of work on the 3rd Street Bridge in Dubois.   The Board had asked for more information on an additional $6,000 which was needed for the project for asphalt on the bridge.  Pendleton stated the asphalt will be laid in the spring and in the meantime, there is double plywood covering the bridge.  A contractor will be hired to complete the asphalt project.

 

Dave Pendleton presented a BLM Right-of-Way application for the snow fence project in the Atlantic City area.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the Application for Transportation and Utility Systems and Facilities on Federal Lands.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Fremont County Library Director Janette McMahon updated the Commissioners on a recent resignation of a Library Assistant II (30 hour) position.  She expects an in-house transfer of a Library Aide (10 hour) position.  In that event, she requested permission to advertise for the Aide position.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to authorize refilling the vacant position.  Motion carried unanimously.   Bookkeeper Rebecca Thomas joined the session to review information on their request to hold an Unanticipated Revenue Hearing.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given.

 

Discussion was held on the Petition to Vacate a Portion of County Highway known as Little Warm Spring Creek Road, submitted on September 6, 2017, on behalf of 3 Spear Ranch.  Counsel William L. Miller was present, along with seven people in the audience (an attendance list is available in the County Commissioners Office  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to keep the portion of Little Warm Spring Creek Road public and deny the Petition to Vacate.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Deputy Civil Attorney Jodi Darrough informed the Board of an Order Granting Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgement in the Harley L. Wells vs. Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Murray, et al.  The Order states “Plaintiff has failed to set forth any specific facts showing a genuine issue for trail regarding the underlying claim for malicious prosecution.”

 

Chairman Becker asked fellow Commissioners to review their Liaison designations and make any change request to him for approval at their January 2nd meeting.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese reviewed the draft Policy regarding WARM (Property Insurance) Vehicle Driving Records requirements.  In another matter, Freese reviewed the Town Hall meetings she has scheduled:  January 11 (Shoshoni); January 18 (Fort Washakie); January 25 (Riverton); and February 1 (Lander).

 

Weighted ballots were cast for several Board vacancies as all the applicants have previously been interviewed.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to appoint Tawnie DeJong to a five year term on the Fremont County Fair Board.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to re-appoint incumbents Steve Baumann, Rick Klaproth and Rob Dolcater to three year terms on the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Commissioners Price and Thomas were absent from the remainder of the meeting.

 

Interviews were held with Library Board applicants Brian Gee, Terry Hafner and Molly Herber.  A telephone interview was held with Predatory Animal Board applicant Albert Herbst.  A weighted vote was taken for the Library Board vacancy.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Larry Allen seconded, to appoint Terry Hafner to fill a 2 ½ year vacancy on the Fremont County Library Board.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to appoint Albert Herbst to a three year term on the Predatory Animal Control Board.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Vice-Chairman Allen recently received information from Vehicle Maintenance Lander Foreman Brad Meredith regarding final costs for repairs to a blade.  Meredith will be placed on the January 2nd agenda to discuss the increase from the anticipated $30,000 to the final bill of $40,000, due to additional repairs required.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 2:30 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on January 2, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.   Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

 

/s/      TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

ATTEST:

 

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

 

December 19, 2017 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

TATE OF WYOMING )                                                                                                                               LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                     OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                    DECEMBER 19, 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, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on December 12, 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
Parts/Supplies
$580.37
Ahlers & Company
Family Planning Services
License/Support
$707.68
Airgas USA LLC
Vehicle Maintenance
Supplies
$21.46
AmeriGas
County Buildings
Propane
$506.87
Bailey Enterprises, Inc.
Inventory
Fuel
$23,359.62
Bank of the West
Segregated
Card Charges
$22,109.46
Bill’s Quality Auto Glass
Vehicle Maintenance
Windshield Repair
$571.39
Carroll Septic Service
Transportation
Services
$150.00
CenturyLink
Segregated
Phone Services
$4,189.56
CNA Surety
Segregated
Surety
$200.00
Corbett, Thomas J.
County Attorney
Witness Fees
$15.00
Corbett, Timothy
County Attorney
Witness Fees
$15.00
Coyle, Levi
County Attorney
Witness Fees
$15.00
Dubois Frontier, The
Support Services
Advertising
$34.00
Eaton Sales & Service, LLC
Fuel Facility
Parts/Supplies/Service
$1,002.47
Foutz, Traci L.
Public Health Emergency Prep.
Reimburse Expenses
$311.00
Fremont Counseling Lander
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$3,335.00
Fremont County School Dist. #25
Youth Services
JDAI Meals
$502.95
High Plains Power, Inc.
County Buildings
Utility Services
$1,088.47
I State Truck Center
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$222.77
Jack’s Truck & Equipment
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$61.88
Lander Valley Auto Parts
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$531.84
Matthew Bender & Co., Inc.
Segregated
WY Court Rules
$431.41
McKesson Medical Surgical Inc.
Public Health
Medical Supplies
$1,656.51
National Business Systems Inc.
County Treasurer
Postcards
$472.23
NMS Laboratories
County Coroner
Toxicology Services
$1,750.00
Norco Inc.
Segregated
Supplies
$174.38
Office Shop Inc., The
Segregated
Service Agreement
$235.90
Phillips, Adam E.
District Court
Court Representation
$731.25
RELX, Inc.
County Attorney
Subscription
$60.00
Riverton Physician Practices LLC
Transportation
Drug Testing
$88.00
Riverton Ranger, Inc.
Segregated
Advertising
$422.60
Rocky Mountain Power
County Buildings
Utility Services
$1,340.62
Smith Medical Partners LLC
Family Planning Services
Medical Supplies
$21.22
Spoonhunter, Leslie
Fremont County WIC
Reimburse Expenses
$166.92
Tritech Forensics Inc.
County Coroner
Evidence Bags/Tags
$60.34
Tweed’s Wholesale Co
County Buildings Detention
Supplies
$54.73
T Y Excavation Inc.
Transportation
Dubois Road Maintenance
$11,540.00
Valley Lumber & Supply Co Inc.
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$6.11
Verizon Wireless
Youth Services
Cellphone Services
$229.81
West Payment Center
District Court
WY Digest
$2,065.00
William H. Smith & Associates Inc.
County Treasurer
Surveying Services
$921.25
Wyoming Dept. of Transportation
Segregated
WYDOT Fuel
$1,614.83
Wyoming Public Health Laboratory
Family Planning Services
Lab Fees/Supplies
$244.00
 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Record of Proceedings.   Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve an Application/Permit to Construct Access Driveway submitted by Jon Martin for Tunnel Hill Road.  Motion carried unanimously.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve a Modification of Grant or Agreement between Shoshone National Forest and Fremont County Sheriff’s Office extending the expiration date to December 31, 2021.  Motion carried unanimously.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve submission of a Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office Certified Local Government Program Annual Report FY 17 from Fremont County Historic Preservation Commission.  Motion carried unanimously.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve Amendment One to the Contract between Wyoming Department of Health, Behavioral Health Division and Fremont County Commissioners as Governing Body for the Court Assisted Supervised Treatment and Juvenile Treatment Courts of Fremont County.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  1) “Working in Indian Country: Building Successful Business Relationships with American Indian Tribes” set for February 7, 2018 in Casper (to be sent to all Elected Officials).  2)  Fremont County/Municipal/Tribal Emergency Operations Plan Final document (Vice-Chairman Allen to review); and 3) Comment from Dubois resident regarding Petition to Vacate a Portion of Little Warm Spring Creek Road; Town of Dubois Resolutions No. 17-018 “Supporting the Fremont County Commissioners to Keep as a Public Access the Road Known as “Little Warm Springs Creek Road”; and Town of Dubois Petition to keep Little Warm Spring Creek Road open to the Public.  (The documents were made part of the Official Record).

 

County Clerk Julie Freese spoke on behalf of Treatment Courts Director Susan Shipley, who was unable to attend, to inform the Board of a Substance Abuse Therapist transfer from the Juvenile Treatment Court to the Court Assisted Supervised Treatment Program.  As a result, a vacancy now exists in Juvenile Treatment Court program and she is requesting permission to advertise and hire a therapist for that vacancy.  There will be no anticipated transfer of funds or any additional funds requested from Fremont County.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve filling the open Juvenile Treatment Program therapist position.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Fremont County Museums Central Director Scott Goetz informed the Board of a resignation of the Collections Manager in the Lander Museum.  He requested permission to advertise and refill the position at the same salary.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve refilling the Collections Manager position at the Lander Museum.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton was joined by Eric Carr, James Gores and Associates, to review a Memorandum of Understanding between Big Horn Cooperation Marketing Association, City of Riverton, and Fremont County, Wyoming.  The MOU will allow for construction of a temporary vehicle driveway from Pure Gas Road for access to the Big Horn Co-op facility at 115 North Federal Boulevard.  Big Horn Co-op will remove the temporary driveway within 30 days of notification of substantial completion for the reconstruction of North Federal Boulevard in Riverton.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded to approve the Memorandum of Understanding as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

In other business, Eric Carr provided an update on the Moneta-Lysite Road Shoulder Widening Project.  He stated the Notice to Proceed has been issued on the County portion.  He reviewed delays which have taken place and, as a result, their company is $10,000 over budget; however, they are also nine days ahead of schedule which should compensate that amount.  An updated Schedule was distributed.

 

Dave Pendleton reviewed the status of work on the 3rd Street Bridge in Dubois.  The contractor has completed 1/3 of the bridge work as of last Friday, and has four days left on their original bid, unless shims are required.  The Board had asked for more information on an additional $6,000 which was needed for the project for asphalt on the bridge.  Pendleton stated the asphalt will be laid in the spring and in the meantime, there is double plywood covering the bridge.  A contractor will be hired to complete the asphalt project.

 

Dave Pendleton presented a BLM Right-of-Way application for the snow fence project in the Atlantic City area.  This is the first step in order to put the project out to bid.  Inberg-Miller Engineers has competed about 30% of the design process for the snow fence along the first road on the Lander side and along the Winter Road.  The design is for 12’ verticals (new design sustainable in high winds).  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the Application for Transportation and Utility Systems and Facilities on Federal Lands.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

In other business, Dave Pendleton provided an update on the Dry Creek Road project.  AML has bid crushing and stockpiling of gravel within their portion of the project.  He is continuing work with landowners on right-of-way acquisitions.  RT Communications has completed a preliminary plan review and they will present two options for consideration of line replacement.  Crews graveled Pebble Drive.  A Tunnel Hill Road landowner has donated top soil that will be placed on North Portal Road as a sub-base.  Testing of soil is being conducted on South Muddy Road in preparation of a spring project and Chairman Becker asked that residents in that area try to mitigate usage of the road whenever possible until maintenance can be done in the spring.  In response to Vice-Chairman Allen’s request for an update on new reflector posts, Pendleton stated he has $200,000 budgeted in the Road Construction Fund and he is currently getting a count on quantities needed and then will get bid documents assembled.  The new Kubota system is on order.

 

Fremont County Library Director Janette McMahon updated the Commissioners on a recent resignation of a Library Assistant II (30 hour) position.  She expects an in-house transfer of a Library Aide (10 hour) position.  In that event, she requested permission to advertise for the Aide position.  The positions are in their current budget and will not change the salary line item.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to authorize refilling the vacant position.  Motion carried unanimously.   Bookkeeper Rebecca Thomas joined the session to review information on their request to hold an Unanticipated Revenue Hearing.   The Board asked that when the information is advertised, that the Miscellaneous category be expounded upon to provide more information for the citizens’.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to authorize the Fremont County Library Board’s request to amend their FY 2017-18 budget and hold the required budget hearing.  Motion carried unanimously.  General discussion was held regarding efforts to the Riverton branch interior regarding lighting issues.  The new roof is wonderful and the drainage is working well.  Landscaping will be completed in the spring to finalize the project.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given.

 

Commissioner Thomas met with Treatment Courts of Fremont County Director Susan Shipley regarding the staffing changes discussed earlier in the meeting.  Met with the Tribal Government where 17 Mile Road and ownership of other roads on the Wind River Indian Reservation were discussed.  They would like to have a joint meeting with the Commissioners in the new year regarding these Roads.

 

Vice-Chairman Allen attended the Fremont County Fair Board meeting and stated they are busy contracting events for the upcoming Fair and moving their schedule around.  Both the Fair Director and Office Manager are out for several months for medical reasons.  One Fair Board member will be out of state during the winter months and will fulfill her meeting obligations by attending via speaker phone.  He received the Riverton Airport Board meeting and a report was given by the FAST committee regarding an additional airline proposal and their requirement of making a recommendation to WYDOT by the second week in January on which airline to accept.  The Airport Board will not change the name of the Airport at this time.  Boardings are up with the current provider, Denver Air Connections, who is on time and their flights are fully booked, they have proven to be a very respectable airline.  They have also chartered five additional flights to accommodate the Job Corps students over the holidays.

 

Commissioner McCarty attended the Solid Waste Disposal Board monthly meeting and reported Hopper Metals received approval from DEQ for their Disposal Facility located at 450 N. Smith Road, Riverton.

 

Commissioner Price attended the Fremont County Library Board monthly meeting and stated the Library Director had previously reviewed items taking place (staffing, etc.).

 

Chairman Becker joined Transportation Superintendent Pendleton in meeting with landowners the previous week regarding right-of-way acquisitions for the Dry Creek Road project.  He attended the monthly Fremont County Public Lands Initiative meeting the previous evening which was very well attended, and he stated there is a lot of interest in the Wilderness Study Area designations.  The group plants to begin meeting with each community that has a corresponding WSA to review the Committee’s draft proposals.

 

Discussion was held on the Petition to Vacate a Portion of County Highway known as Little Warm Spring Creek Road, submitted on September 6, 2017, on behalf of 3 Spear Ranch.  Counsel William L. Miller was present, along with seven people in the audience (an attendance list is available in the County Commissioners Office).  Chairman Becker welcomed the attendees and informed Dubois Mayor Blakeman of the status of the 3rd Street Bridge repair project.  Chairman Becker referenced three large maps for informational purposes, for County Road No. 124, designated as a County Road in 1921 per petition from area landowners.  Many letters and e-mails have been received and the Town of Dubois submitted petitions with numerous names on them requesting the road be kept as a public access.  All documents have been incorporated into the record.  Harold Albright spoke, who is a member of the Fremont County Planning Commission, and recommended that if kept as a County road, the County should upgrade and maintain.  Mayor Blakeman asked the County not vacate the road, stressing the importance of access to public lands, and the fact that the current owner and a potential buyer for 3 Spear Ranch are looking at other ways to help with access in the area.  She asked that the road be kept public in the meantime.  Mike Morgan, Dubois resident and Fremont County Solid Waste Board member, reiterated Mayor Blakeman’s statement to keep the road public.  Commissioner Thomas expressed concern that keeping the road as a County road would add to the County’s budget to upgrade and maintain.  Chairman Becker stated the County has over 100 miles of roads that are not maintained and further referenced Fremont County Resolution No. 2010-21 “A Resolution for Acceptance of Roadways on Federal Public Lands as Public County Highways”.  He further stated the County has the ability to designate whether County roadways are maintained or not via certain specifications.  Commissioners Allen, Price and McCarty stated their belief that public access to federal lands is vital.  Chairman Becker stated a portion of the Road has been closed by the 3 Spear Ranch for many years and the gate has now been opened and “Private Property” signs removed.  He did reaffirm that the public has no right to get off of the road right-of-way onto private property in any instance.  He stated the original right-of-way on the spur has been destroyed by stock ponds placed by the landowners which is a concern.  He is not opposed to a seasonal road closure (from the spur up Red Cliff) as there has been precedence set already (Shoshone Lake Road).  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to keep the portion of Little Warm Spring Creek Road public and deny the Petition to Vacate.  Motion carried unanimously.  Chairman Becker thanked Mayor Blakeman for hosting a recent meeting to discuss the Petition to Vacate.  Mr. Miller anticipated the landowners will place a sign outside of the County right-of-way informing the public of the private road and anything off the road right-of-way is private property.  Margaret Wells thanked the Commission for their research on the proposed Road Vacation and for doing the right thing in keeping it a public road for access to federal lands.  Josh Milek, Wyoming State Trails Program, asked the Board to review possibly adding the Road to the Off Road Recreational Use Inventory.

 

Deputy Civil Attorney Jodi Darrough informed the Board of an Order Granting Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgement in the Harley L. Wells vs. Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Murray, et al.  The Order states “Plaintiff has failed to set forth any specific facts showing a genuine issue for trail regarding the underlying claim for malicious prosecution.”

 

Chairman Becker asked fellow Commissioners to review their Liaison designations and make any change request to him for approval at their January 2nd meeting.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese reviewed the draft Policy regarding WARM (Property Insurance) Vehicle Driving Records requirements.  The draft had been forwarded to Elected Officials and Department Heads for review and comment.  All new employees will provide information for a Motor Vehicle Record when they do their initial paperwork.  A process for current employees was discussed.  A final Policy will be drafted for review.  In another matter, Freese reviewed the Town Hall meetings she has scheduled:  January 11 (Shoshoni); January 18 (Fort Washakie); January 25 (Riverton); and February 1 (Lander).  She will be discussing voting equipment and the Commissioners will be discussing 1% Road projects and any other topic of interest to the community.

 

Weighted ballots were cast for several Board vacancies as all the applicants have previously been interviewed.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to appoint Tawnie DeJong to a five year term on the Fremont County Fair Board.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to re-appoint incumbents Steve Baumann, Rick Klaproth and Rob Dolcater to three year terms on the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District.  Motion carried unanimously.  The Commissioners had received a letter from Solid Waste Board Chairman Mark Moxley encouraging the Board membership remain at nine members to represent the various geographical areas of the County, and that a smaller board could not effectively manage the work required.  Chairman Becker had asked the applicants if they felt a smaller board would be beneficial.  None of the Commissioners favored reducing the Solid Waste Board from its nine members.

 

Commissioners Price and Thomas were absent from the remainder of the meeting.

 

Interviews were held with Library Board applicants Brian Gee, Terry Hafner and Molly Herber.  A telephone interview was held with Predatory Animal Board applicant Albert Herbst.  A weighted vote was taken for the Library Board vacancy.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Larry Allen seconded, to appoint Terry Hafner to fill a 2 ½ year vacancy on the Fremont County Library Board.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to appoint Albert Herbst to a three year term on the Predatory Animal Control Board.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Vice-Chairman Allen recently received information from Vehicle Maintenance Lander Foreman Brad Meredith regarding final costs for repairs to a blade.  Meredith will be placed on the January 2nd agenda to discuss the increase from the anticipated $30,000 to the final bill of $40,000, due to additional repairs required.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 2:30 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on January 2, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.   Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

 

/s/      TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

ATTEST:

 

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

 

December 12, 2017 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

TATE OF WYOMING )                                                                                                                               LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                     OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                    DECEMBER 12, 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, Jennifer McCarty and Clarence Thomas.  Vice-Chairman Larry Allen arrived later in the meeting and Commissioner Ray Price was absent for personal reasons.  Fremont County Clerk Julie A. Freese was present for the meeting.

 

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

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held December 5, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

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

 

Ace Hardware Lander-Segregated-Materials/Supplies-$408.45; Ace Hardware Riverton-County Buildings-Materials/Supplies-$31.74; Alsco Inc.-Segregated-Laundry-$192.04; AmeriGas Propane LP-County Buildings-Propane-$124.00; Anda Inc.-Public Health-Vaccines-$4,594.05; B & B Enterprises LLC-Vehicle Maintenance-Signs/Supplies-$125.00; Bill Jones Plumbing & Heating-Segregated-Supplies-$780.12; Bloedorn Lumber Lander-County Buildings-Materials/Supplies-$426.46; Bloedorn Lumber Riverton-County Buildings-Materials/Supplies-$25.20; Bowdel Steven P.-Detention Center-Medical Services-$2,750.00; Business Mailing Solutions, Inc.-Support Services-Supplies-$234.00; CMI Teco-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$169.40; Communication Technologies Inc.-Support Services-Maintenance Agreement/Repairs-$3,489.54; DOWL LLC-Mortimore Lane Reconstruction-Engineering Services-$1,045.00; Dubois Telephone Exchange-Segregated-Telephone-$648.00; Eagle Uniform & Supply Co-Vehicle Maintenance-Laundry-$67.63; Eaton Sales & Service, LLC-Fuel Facility-Parts/Supplies-$998.23; Fremont Motor Riverton Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$110.55; Fremont Toyota-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$558.00; Hometown Oil Co-Vehicle Maintenance-Clear Diesel-$170.50; Hubenka, Terrance-Family Planning Services-Family Planning Pharmacy Hours-$50.00; Laidlaw, Kathleen-Segregated-Reimburse Expenses-$457.20; Lander Medical Clinic P.C.-Family Planning Services-Family Planning-$500.00; Lander Valley Auto Parts-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$321.95; Lander, City of-Segregated-Water/Sewer-$1,839.47; Lazzari, Bailey-Public Defender-Office Rent-$600.00; Mckay, Katherine G.-District Court-Court Appointment-$243.75; Mountain Drivetrain-Vehicle Maintenance-Vehicle Repairs-$161.05; NAPA Auto Parts Riverton-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$495.94; Natrona County Attorney-Health & Welfare-Title 25 Services-$1,460.00; Neopost USA Inc.-Support Services-Machine Agreement-$217.84; Norco Inc.-Segregated-Rentals/Oxygen/Supplies-$4,266.49; O’Reilly Automotive Inc.-County Buildings Detention-Parts/Supplies-$3.99; Pavillion, Town of-County Buildings-Water-$97.00; Ratigan, Daniel, M.D.-Detention Center-P.A. Supervisor Contract-$4,250.00; Reiman Corp.-Bridge Repair-Project SA4-$30,753.50; Riverton Ranger, Inc.-Segregated-Subscription-$2,155.85; Rocky Mountain Boilers Inc.-County Buildings-Services-$450.00; Rocky Mountain Power-Segregated-Utilities-$10,913.59; Shirts & More Inc.-Planning-Graphic Decals-$78.00; Shoshoni Pioneer-Support Services-Advertising-$129.50; Shoshoni, Town of-Transportation-Water/Sewer-$50.00; Snider, Yvonne-Victim Services Sheriff-Reimburse Expenses-$280.80; Sweetwater Aire LLC-County Buildings-Maintenance-$160.00; Traveling Computers-Computer Services-Computer Supplies/Services-$264.48; Tweed’s Wholesale Co-County Buildings Detention-Supplies-$54.73; Verizon Wireless-Segregated-Cellphone Services-$238.91; WavingAtYou.com-County Buildings-Flags-$325.00; WCS Telecom-Segregated-Phone Services-$652.66; Wyoming Behavioral Institute-Health & Welfare-Title 25-$1,316.00; Wyoming Waste Systems-Segregated-Trash Removal-$2,533.30

 

Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to accept a voucher from Fremont Counseling Service in the amount of $3,335.00 for Title 25 patients.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Sympathy Card; and 2) Record of Proceedings.

 

The following action item was reviewed in the Priority Mail:  1) County Attorney letter to two Special Districts regarding Department of Audit’s notice of noncompliance with reporting requirements and appropriate Public Notice for publication.

 

The Public Comment period was held.  Mortimore Lane landowner Carol Sanders informed the Board that she had purchased two “No Parking” signs and they had been installed on the fence on the opposite side of her property.  She also purchased a heavy duty mail box and it has not been installed yet.  She has a doctor’s release that the box is to be placed on her side of the road.  She further stated her ongoing concern that the speed limit is too fast (35 miles per hour).  Chairman Becker stated he would discuss her concerns with Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton.

 

Building Maintenance Supervisor J.R. Oakley stated he has interviewed for the vacant Custodial position that the Board had earlier approved refilling.

 

A Public Hearing was held at 9:20 a.m., as advertised, regarding Unanticipated Revenues and Budget Transfers within Fremont County’s FY 2017-18 budget.  Present was County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix.  Felix stated that $70,000 had been added to the Budget Transfers following the preliminary hearing the previous week for the 3rd Street Bridge Repair project in Dubois.  He further stated $6,000 of that amount is for paving related to the project.  The Board will get more information on this extra amount from Transportation Superintendent Pendleton at the next meeting as it was not discussed when the bid was awarded the previous meeting.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2017-21 (FY 2017-18 Budget Amendment No. 2).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given.

 

Deputy County Treasurer Jim Anderson was joined by DeCoria, Maichel & Teague partner Michael DeCoria to present the Financial Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017.  A copy of the complete Financial Report will be available on the County’s website at http://fremontcountywy.org/treasurer/county-finances.

 

County Coroner Mark Stratmoen presented a monthly report.

 

Jason Ochs, Ochs Law Firm, PC, introduced his firm as spearheading the Rocky Mountain region for Opiate abuse litigation.

 

Vice-Chairman Allen joined the meeting at this time.

 

Interviews were held for a vacancy on the Fremont County Fair Board with Amanda Slack, Dustin Taylor, Jane Healy and Tawnie DeJong.

 

Sheriff Skip Hornecker was present, via speakerphone, to inform the Commission of a resignation of a certified officer in the Detention Center.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve refilling the position at the entry level salary.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 3:00 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on December 19, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.   Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

 

/s/      TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

ATTEST:

 

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

 

December 12, 2017 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

TATE OF WYOMING )                                                                                                                               LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                     OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                    DECEMBER 12, 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, Jennifer McCarty and Clarence Thomas.  Vice-Chairman Larry Allen arrived later in the meeting and Commissioner Ray Price was absent for personal reasons.  Fremont County Clerk Julie A. Freese was present for the meeting.

 

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

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held December 5, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
Ace Hardware Lander
Segregated
Materials/Supplies
$408.45
Ace Hardware Riverton
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$31.74
Alsco, Inc.
Segregated
Laundry
$192.04
AmeriGas Propane LP
County Buildings
Propane
$124.00
Anda, Inc.
Public Health
Vaccines
$4,594.05
B & B Enterprises LLC
Vehicle Maintenance
Signs/Supplies
$125.00
Bill Jones Plumbing & Heating
Segregated
Supplies
$780.12
Bloedorn Lumber Lander
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$426.46
Bloedorn Lumber Riverton
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$25.20
Bowdel Steven P.
Detention Center
Medical Services
$2,750.00
Business Mailing Solutions, Inc.
Support Services
Supplies
$234.00
CMI Teco
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$169.40
Communication Technologies Inc.
Support Services
Maintenance Agreement/Repairs
$3,489.54
DOWL LLC
Mortimore Lane Reconstruction
Engineering Services
$1,045.00
Dubois Telephone Exchange
Segregated
Telephone
$648.00
Eagle Uniform & Supply, Co
Vehicle Maintenance
Laundry
$67.63
Eaton Sales & Service, LLC
Fuel Facility
Parts/Supplies
$998.23
Fremont Motor Riverton Inc.
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$110.55
Fremont Toyota
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$558.00
Hometown Oil, Co
Vehicle Maintenance
Clear Diesel
$170.50
Hubenka, Terrance
Family Planning Services
Pharmacy Hours
$50.00
Laidlaw, Kathleen
Segregated
Reimburse Expenses
$457.20
Lander Medical Clinic P.C.
Family Planning Services
Family Planning
$500.00
Lander Valley Auto Parts
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$321.95
Lander, City of
Segregated
Water/Sewer
$1,839.47
Lazzari, Bailey
Public Defender
Office Rent
$600.00
McKay, Katherine G.
District Court
Court Appointment
$243.75
Mountain Drivetrain
Vehicle Maintenance
Vehicle Repairs
$161.05
NAPA Auto Parts Riverton
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$495.94
Natrona County Attorney
Health & Welfare
Title 25 Services
$1,460.00
Neopost USA, Inc.
Support Services
Machine Agreement
$217.84
Norco, Inc.
Segregated
Rentals/Oxygen/Supplies
$4,266.49
O’Reilly Automotive, Inc.
County Buildings Detention
Parts/Supplies
$3.99
Pavillion, Town of
County Buildings
Water
$97.00
Ratigan, Daniel, M.D.
Detention Center
P.A. Supervisor Contract
$4,250.00
Reiman Corp.
Bridge Repair
Project SA4
$30,753.50
Riverton Ranger, Inc.
Segregated
Subscription
$2,155.85
Rocky Mountain Boilers, Inc.
County Buildings
Services
$450.00
Rocky Mountain Power
Segregated
Utilities
$10,913.59
Shirts & More Inc.
Planning
Graphic Decals
$78.00
Shoshoni Pioneer
Support Services
Advertising
$129.50
Shoshoni, Town of
Transportation
Water/Sewer
$50.00
Snider, Yvonne
Victim Services Sheriff
Reimburse Expenses
$280.80
Sweetwater Aire LLC
County Buildings
Maintenance
$160.00
Traveling Computers
Computer Services
Computer Supplies/Services
$264.48
Tweed’s Wholesale Co
County Buildings Detention
Supplies
$54.73
Verizon Wireless
Segregated
Cellphone Services
$238.91
WavingAtYou.com
County Buildings
Flags
$325.00
WCS Telecom
Segregated
Phone Services
$652.66
Wyoming Behavioral Institute
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$1,316.00
Wyoming Waste Systems
Segregated
Trash Removal
$2,533.30
Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to accept a voucher from Fremont Counseling Service in the amount of $3,335.00 for Title 25 patients.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Sympathy Card; and 2) Record of Proceedings.

 

The following action item was reviewed in the Priority Mail:  1) County Attorney letter to two Special Districts regarding Department of Audit’s notice of noncompliance with reporting requirements and appropriate Public Notice for publication.

 

The Public Comment period was held.  Mortimore Lane landowner Carol Sanders informed the Board that she had purchased two “No Parking” signs and they had been installed on the fence on the opposite side of her property.  She also purchased a heavy duty mail box and it has not been installed yet.  She has a doctor’s release that the box is to be placed on her side of the road.  She further stated her ongoing concern that the speed limit is too fast (35 miles per hour).  Chairman Becker stated he would discuss her concerns with Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton.

 

Building Maintenance Supervisor J.R. Oakley stated he has interviewed for the vacant Custodial position that the Board had earlier approved refilling.  He has conducted interviews and has chosen a preferred candidate.  The applicant can begin December 13th and will be at the starting salary of $27,000.   In a related item, Oakley stated he may have two retirements within the next six months and he will keep in touch with the other qualified candidates in the event another opening occurs.

 

A Public Hearing was held at 9:20 a.m., as advertised, regarding Unanticipated Revenues and Budget Transfers within Fremont County’s FY 2017-18 budget.  Present was County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix.  Felix stated that $70,000 had been added to the Budget Transfers following the preliminary hearing the previous week for the 3rd Street Bridge Repair project in Dubois.  He further stated $6,000 of that amount is for paving related to the project.  The Board will get more information on this extra amount from Transportation Superintendent Pendleton at the next meeting as it was not discussed when the bid was awarded the previous meeting.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2017-21 (FY 2017-18 Budget Amendment No. 2).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given.

 

Deputy County Treasurer Jim Anderson was joined by DeCoria, Maichel & Teague partner Michael DeCoria to present the Financial Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017.  Present in the audience was Treasurer Scott Harnsberger.  DeCoria noted the actual audit manuals will be distributed within the week but he distributed a Management Letter, Management’s Discussion and Analysis and spreadsheet of Adjusting Journal Entries.  Anderson reviewed financial highlights of the audit by stating Fremont County has $24.4 million of cash and investments.  This excludes amounts held in fiduciary funds and belonging to other entities.  In addition, the County owns capital assets (property and equipment) valued at $112.7 million, net of accumulated depreciation.  This amount includes infrastructure (roads and bridges)($81.7 million).  The County had $4.0 million of other assets, primarily property taxes receivable, and $14.8 million of liabilities, including current liabilities ($2.9 million) and net pension liability ($11.6 million).  Fremont County’s assets and deferred outflows exceeded liabilities and deferred inflows by $129.5 million (net position) at the close of fiscal year 2017.  Of this amount, $9.6 million is available for the County’s general obligations to citizens and creditors (unrestricted net position).  $112.7 million is invested in capital assets, and the $7.2 million remaining portion of net position (restricted net position) is restricted for specific purposes as detailed in the audit report.  Fremont County had $28.5 million of revenues and $29.9 million of expenses.  The County’s total net position decreased $0.3 million.  DeCoria reviewed the Summary of Auditor’s Results regarding the financial statements stating the report expressed an unqualified opinion (clean audit) on the basic financial statements of Fremont County and the audit disclosed no material weakness in internal control over financial reporting.  The status of prior year findings were reviewed and all conditions have been resolved.  He recommended the County continue to do physical inventories of all capital assets and County Clerk Freese reviewed the Fixed Asset Plan currently in place to which DeCoria agreed was adequate.  Over expenditure of funds from the Detention Center was discussed.  A copy of the complete Financial Report will be available on the County’s website at http://fremontcountywy.org/treasurer/county-finances. In closing, DeCoria thanked Fremont County officials for their assistance in helping his Firm complete the annual audit report.

 

County Coroner Mark Stratmoen presented a monthly report.  The budget is currently 7% under for this point in the year and mid-fiscal projections will be presented at the January meeting.  Case Numbers (164) thus far are well over last year total case numbers (146).  Continuing concerns are accidental deaths (32), which are also now over last year’s total numbers (30) and drug and alcohol related deaths.  A full year end report will be presented in January.  Of the 58 drug and/or alcohol related deaths (35.4% of the 164):  Ethanol (45); Cannabis (17); Methamphetamine (9); and Prescription Drugs (9).  Methamphetamine is now the highest since 2005 (15).  Of the 32 accidental deaths, circumstances are:  Motor vehicle crashes (11); Drug/alcohol toxicity (11); Falls (5); Drowning (2); and Fire/Hypothermia (1 each).  Stratmoen stated a new Deputy Coroner has been hired and the new computer system is up and working well.  In closing, Chairman Becker stated the State of Wyoming is intending to modify the community prevention funding mechanism used by the Department’s Substance Abuse Prevention Program and the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program.

 

Jason Ochs, Ochs Law Firm, PC, introduced his firm as spearheading the Rocky Mountain region for Opiate abuse litigation.  Present in the audience were Sheriff Skip Hornecker, Undersheriff Ryan Lee, Deputy Michael Hutchison, County Attorney Patrick LeBrun and Deputy City Attorney Jodi Darrough, Coroner Mark Stratmoen, Public Health Nurse Supervisor Kathleen Laidlaw and Treatment Courts Director Susan Shipley.  Ochs thanked the Commissioners for the opportunity and stated he has also presented before the Carbon County Commissioners on this issue, and has meetings arranged in both Teton and Natrona counties.  He presented a power point presentation that provided research indicating Fremont County is the worst hit by the crisis in the State of Wyoming.  Over $25 million has been spent within the last five years in Fremont County dealing with the epidemic, as referenced by the Association of Addiction, in both direct and indirect costs.  At the national level, Opiate abuse has been declared a Public Health Crisis and President Trump calls it a National Emergency.  Ochs discussed legal remedies available to stop this epidemic and recover substantial monies as a result.  The Board took the information under advisement and stated they were not ready to join in litigation at this time.  Commissioner Thomas stated his concern that alcohol is the largest problem in Fremont County and would certainly support litigation in that area.

 

Vice-Chairman Allen joined the meeting at this time.

 

Interviews were held for a vacancy on the Fremont County Fair Board with Amanda Slack, Dustin Taylor, Jane Healy and Tawnie DeJong.  Present in the audience was Fremont County Fair and Rodeo Superintendent Barney Cosner, Office Manager Pat Hart and Fair Board Chairman Darin Coyle.  The Commission stated the appointment would be made during their December 19th meeting.

 

Sheriff Skip Hornecker was present, via speakerphone, to inform the Commission of a resignation of a certified officer in the Detention Center.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve refilling the position at the entry level salary.  Motion carried unanimously.  Earlier in the meeting, Sheriff Hornecker had distributed a December monthly report listing Detention statistics and the status of open positions within the Communication Division, Detention and Patrol/Enforcement.

 

Chairman Becker stated he would screen the agendas so that such a presentation as the one heard earlier regarding Opiate litigation would not come before the Board again.

 

Commissioner Thomas expressed concern with the audit given earlier in the day as Mr. DeCoria stated it was not yet completed.  Chairman Becker asked that the Audit Committee convene soon to discuss the issue.  He was worried there may be non-communication and collaboration taking place among appropriate offices.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese reviewed the Town Hall meeting held last week in Dubois.  She plans to schedule others and the Commissioners stated the same topic would be presented by them at each venue – 1% road projects.   Freese will then present information on the aging voting machines and get input on how to proceed with upcoming elections (vote centers, mail ballot, etc.).

 

Vice-Chairman Allen stated there could possibly be another vacancy on the Fremont County Fair Board, he will know more following their regular meeting Thursday.  He asked the Commission consider an alternate choice next meeting in case another term needs filled.

 

Deputy County Attorney Jodi Darrough reviewed the Board Training she and County Clerk Julie Freese presented to the Fremont County Library staff.  Darrough reviewed Executive Session rules and HR issues and Freese reviewed the budget.  Darrough suggested Board trainings be scheduled in January for other board members.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 3:00 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on December 19, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.   Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

 

/s/      TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

ATTEST:

 

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

 

December 5, 2017 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

TATE OF WYOMING )                                                                                                                               LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                     OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                       DECEMBER 5, 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.  Vice-Chairman Larry Allen arrived later in the meeting.  Fremont County Clerk Julie A. Freese was present for the meeting.

 

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

 

Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held November 21, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

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

 

A & I Distributors-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$1,371.12; Airgas USA LLC-Vehicle Maintenance-Supplies-$56.13; Alexander, Robyn-County Sheriff-Bailiff Duties-$525.00; American Family & Life Insurance-Segregated-Insurance-$9,748.07; American Heritage Life Insurance-Segregated-Insurance-$35.62; AmeriGas Propane LP-County Buildings-Propane-$619.67; AXA Equitable PEDC-Segregated-Annuity-$250.00; Bailey Enterprises, Inc.-Segregated-Fuel/Supplies-$15,159.56; Bank of The West Acct Analysis-Investment Pool-Bank Charges-$886.81; Barten, Steve J. &-Mortimore Lane-Alteration-$200.00; Best Western Ramkota-Dispatch Center-Lodging-$996.00; Black Hills Energy-Segregated-Utility Services-$7,474.31; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming-Co Admin-Health Insurance Claims-$1,059,865.22; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming-Co Admin-Health Insurance-$34,507.06; Burden, Dan-Segregated-Services/Supplies-$604.00; Carroll Septic Service-Transportation-Services-$150.00; Central Wyoming College-Dispatch Center-Tower Lease-$82.00; CenturyLink-Agriculture Department-Telephone Services-$349.12; 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-$1,632.00; CNA Surety-Segregated-Surety-$400.00; Colonial Life & Accident Insurance-Segregated-Insurance-$165.22; Communication Technologies Inc.-County Sheriff-Maintenance Agreements/Repairs-$2,968.50; Cowboy Chemical Inc.-Detention Center-Inmate Laundry/Kitchen Supplies-$300.50; Degraw, Larry R.-County Sheriff-Bailiff-$525.00; Federal Express Corp-County Sheriff-Shipping Fees-$8.32; FleetPride Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts-$45.98; Freese, Julie-County Clerk-Reimburse Expenses-$207.70; Fremont Chevrolet GMC-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Repairs-$2,300.00; Fremont County Treasurer-Co Admin-Health Insurance-$317,211.00; Fremont County Treasurer-Co Admin-Withholding/FICA-$209,362.29; Fremont County Treasurer-Co Admin-Section 125 Benefits-$40,849.72; Fremont Motors Lander-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$758.46; Fremont Orthopaedics PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$1,136.00; Fremont Therapy Group LLC-Detention Center-Inmate Therapy-$1,668.00; Garnishment-Payroll-Garnishment-$637.61; Gibson, James W.-Mortimore Lane-Adjustment-$3,500.00; Glassburn, Jennifer M.-County Attorney-Court Transcripts-$22.50; Globalstar USA-Search & Rescue-Satellite Phone Service-$183.99; Great West Trust-Segregated-Wyoming Benefits-$5,105.00; Gunner’s Automotive Center-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Materials-$88.10; Hancock, Timothy-County Attorney-Reimburse Expenses-$452.07; HDR Engineering Inc.-Segregated-Engineering Services-$12,027.55; HealthSmart Benefit Solutions-Segregated-Insurance-$928.00; High Country Construction Inc.-1% Gravel Projects-Materials-$923.25; High Plains Power, Inc.-Fremont County Ambulance-Utility Services-$59.43; Hopkin, Justin-Segregated-County Health Officer-$1,400.00; Information Systems Consulting Inc.-Segregated-Service Agreement-$29,986.16; Jack’s Truck & Equipment-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts-$67.83; Johnson Sand & Gravel Inc.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$990.00; Johnson, Sherry-County Sheriff-Reimburse Expenses-$22.00; Jones Trucking Inc.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$3,465.00; Lander Medical Clinic PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$2,860.34; Lander Valley Auto Parts-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$631.34; Lawson Products, Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$260.42; Lee’s Operating Service Inc.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$3,905.00; Majdic, Thomas-County Attorney-Reimburse Expenses-$16.80; Matthew Bender & Co., Inc.-Segregated-Court Rules-$203.18; Miller, Margaret-District Court-Court Appointments-$615.00; Mountain Dental PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$1,300.00; Mr. D’s Food Center Inc.-County Sheriff-Supplies-$93.71; National Business Systems Inc.-County Treasurer-Postage Prepayment-$1,000.00; Navarre Hiser, Dana-County Sheriff-Instructor Fees-$607.00; New York Life Insurance-Segregated-Insurance-$276.60; Northern Arapaho Child Support-Payroll-Child Support-$598.78; Northwest Emergency Physicians, Inc.-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$779.00; Office Shop Inc., The-Segregated-Service Agreement-$276.31; One Stop Market-Search & Rescue-Supplies-$116.17; Oregon Dept. of Justice-Payroll-Child Support-$500.94; O’Reilly Automotive Inc.-County Buildings-Parts/Supplies-$6.99; Plainsman Printing & Supply-Clerk of District Court-Printed Supplies-$283.45; Postmortem Pathology Services Inc.-County Coroner-Autopsy-$1,200.00; Quill Corporation-County Attorney-Office Supplies-$185.72; R T Communications-Segregated-Telephone Services-$537.21; Remote Satellite Systems-Search & Rescue-Equipment/Airtime-$48.95; Riverton Physician Practices LLC-Transportation-Drug Testing-$312.00; Riverton, City of-County Buildings-Water/Sewer-$763.43; Rocky Mountain Infectious Diseases-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$444.00; SageWest Health Care-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$22,528.62; Schoneberger, Valerie-Public Defender-Public Defender Rent-$450.00; Six Robblees’ Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$5.88; Skaggs Companies, Inc.-Segregated-Uniforms/Supplies-$1,110.95; Slingerland, Henry F.-Mortimore Lane-Adjustment-$500.00; Smith Medical Partners LLC-Family Planning Services-Medical Supplies-$35.45; State Disbursement Unit-Payroll-Child Support-$1,119.00; State of Wyoming-Public Defender-Public Defender Rent-$1,650.00; Taylor Creek Exxon-County Sheriff-Car Wash-$22.00; Terrance R. Martin PC-Public Defender-Public Defenders Rent-$450.00; Thompson, Codi S., RD-Detention Center-Contract Services-$688.20; Tom’s Auto-Abandoned Vehicles-Towing Fees-$239.50; Total Net Salaries-Segregated-Salaries-$613,521.76; Tweed’s Wholesale Co-County Buildings Detention-Supplies-$54.73; Ultramax-Segregated-Ammunition-$6,000.00; Union Telephone Company-Segregated-Cellphone Services-$2,109.10; Valley Lumber & Supply Co Inc.-County Buildings-Materials/Supplies-$86.40; Visible-County Clerk-Financial Supplies-$44.62; Washakie County-Health & Welfare-Lighthouse Remodel Project-$6,000.00; West Payment Center-District Court-Library Plan Charges-$60.90; Western Printing, Inc.-County Assessor-Printed Supplies-$355.79; Whiting Law, PC-District Court-Professional Services-$2,167.50; Wilkerson, James A., IV, MD PC-County Coroner-Autopsy-$1,200.00; William H. Smith & Associates Inc.-Segregated-Surveying Services-$19,322.00; Wind River Radiology PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$412.00; Wyoming Child Support Enforcement-Segregated-Child Support-$800.00; Wyoming Dept. of Environmental Quality-Transportation-Contaminated Site Fee-$200.00; Wyoming Dept. of Transportation-Vehicle Maintenance-New Plate-$5.00; Wyoming Dept. of Workforce Serv.-Co Admin-Workers Comp-$19,964.10; Wyoming Engineering Society-Transportation-Membership-$60.00; Wyoming Public Health Laboratory-Family Planning Services-Lab Fees/Supplies-$613.00; Wyoming Retirement System-Co Admin-Contributions-$142,376.14; Wyoming State Disbursement Unit-Payroll-Child Support-$830.00; Wyoming.com-Segregated-Internet Services-$1,074.12

 

Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to accept a voucher from Wyoming Behavioral Institute for $1,316.00 and Natrona County Legal Department for $1,460.00 for Title 25 patients.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Abatement Summary cover sheet; 2) Six response letters to BIA regarding their receipt of applications to be held in trust for the use and benefit of the Northern Arapaho Tribe; 3) card for Amy Amack upon her resignation; and 4) Record of Proceedings.  Clarence Thomas moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve Blue Cross Blue Shield Cafeteria Plan Document for 2017 Flexshare Benefits.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve an Office of Homeland Security Grant Award Agreement Amendment through June 30, 2018 for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Emergency Management Performance Grant.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed: 1) Agenda for Dubois Town Hall Meeting; and 2) State of Wyoming, Department of Audit, letter regarding two noncompliance districts.  County Clerk Freese had previously contacted all noncompliant districts, with the two still remaining.  Deputy County Attorney Darrough was asked to write a letter to submit their annual report, and if still noncompliant, the law requires a public notice be placed in the newspaper indicating possible dissolution of the District and withholding of funds from the Treasurer.

 

There was nobody present for the Public Comment period.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese informed the Board of the resignation of an employee who fills the Floater position within the Office.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to authorize filling the vacant position, either Floater of Title Clerk.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese stated Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton would like to make some material purchases for the Dubois 3rd Street Bridge Repair project with a County credit card and they discussed the need for a credit limit increase from $2,500 to $5,000.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to authorize the increase for up to 60 days.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

Vice-Chairman Allen arrived to the meeting at this time.

 

Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton stated they have conducted interviews for a vacant Truck Driver position.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to hire the selected candidate.  Motion carried unanimously.  Pendleton distributed a bid tabulation (six day construction comparison) for the 3rd Street Bridge Repair in Dubois.  The Board had asked him to seek out bids in lieu of County employees performing the repairs in order to get the job done in the most expedient manner possible.  A pre-bid walk through was conducted the prior week and three bids submitted as follows:

CC&G, Inc.                               $15,362.00                 Six day completion

TY Excavation                        $24,000.00                 Seven day completion

Albright Sand & Gravel         $27,239.40                 11 days or less

The bridge will be closed certain hours each day in order to get the work done and be advertised in advance.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to accept the low bid submitted from CC&G, Inc. in the amount of $15,362.00 to be paid with 1% funding.  Abstaining from the motion: Ray Price.  Motion carried.  The Atlantic City Bridge repair has been completed.  Pendleton has received plans from the Federal Highway Administration on both the Horse Creek Road Improvement Project and the Wiggins Fork Bridge Replacement Project.   Pendleton stated the Peterson Road bridge replacement needs to commence, which is not part of the Multiple Bridge Project.  Commissioner Thomas discussed several issues (possible Federal Tribal funding for maintenance on Ethete, Trout Creek, North and South Fork Roads) on the Wind River Indian Reservation as well as the need to complete the Right-of-Way document relinquishing the County’s interest on 17 Mile Road.  Deputy County Attorney is currently working on this issue and hopes to have the document ready soon.  Pendleton has received no response from the Tribes regarding the barbs put in the Wind River this year in response to flooding issues, and the encroachment upon Tribal land that was necessary to protect Wilderness Road.  Vice-Chairman Allen asked for an update on maintenance plans in the Lysite area as the County employee stationed there will be having surgery that will require extensive recovery time. Pendleton and Chairman Becker have met with the BLM regarding the view shed requirement as related to snow fences in the Atlantic City area.  They have determined that there will be no fences in the area in question due to cost issues and embankment issues.

 

Elizabeth Philp joined Dave Pendleton to discuss her concerns with the Dry Creek Road Relocation Project.

 

Deputy County Attorney Jodi Darrough discussed the Title 25 Transportation Vehicle.  Fremont Counseling Service Executive Director Scott Hayes was unavailable for the session.

 

Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session with Fremont County Health Nurse Kathleen Laidlaw for Personnel and then with Vehicle Maintenance Lander Shop Supervisor Brad Meredith for Personnel.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Vehicle Maintenance Lander Shop Supervisor Brad Meredith updated the Board on repair costs for an Ambulance (MS-72), totaling $17,789.10 relating to engine repairs.

 

Commissioner Thomas was absent from the remainder of the meeting.

 

Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session with Commissioner Jennifer McCarty regarding personnel and possible litigation.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Interviews were held with the following individuals for various appointments to County-appointed Boards:  Rick Klaproth, Steve Baumann and Rob Dolcater, all three seeking re-appointment to three year terms on the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District.  New applicants were Kassie Holdren (Solid Waste and Fair Board), Kevin Wilson (Historic Preservation Commission), Elizabeth Aranow (Solid Waste) and Tom Foust (reappointment to Predatory Animal Board).  Present in the audience was Solid Waste District Supervisor Andy Frey.  Chairman Becker informed all applicants that the Commission would be making no decision until their December 19th meeting as more applicants will be interviewed the next two meetings.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese reviewed a draft Policy for Commissioner for review, based on discussion with the Wyoming Association of Risk Management (the County’s property insurance carrier) regarding requirements for employees driving County vehicles.

 

In other business, Julie Freese stated she is working on Town Hall meetings in other municipalities and on the Wind River Indian Reservation, following the first one on Thursday in Dubois.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 4:30 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on December 12, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.   Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

 

/s/      TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

ATTEST:

 

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

 

December 5, 2017 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

TATE OF WYOMING )                                                                                                                               LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                     OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                       DECEMBER 5, 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.  Vice-Chairman Larry Allen arrived later in the meeting.  Fremont County Clerk Julie A. Freese was present for the meeting.

 

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

 

Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held November 21, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
A & I Distributors
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$1,371.12
Airgas USA LLC
Vehicle Maintenance
Supplies
$56.13
Alexander, Robyn
County Sheriff
Bailiff Duties
$525.00
American Family & Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$9,748.07
American Heritage Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$35.62
AmeriGas Propane LP
County Buildings
Propane
$619.67
AXA Equitable PEDC
Segregated
Annuity
$250.00
Bailey Enterprises, Inc.
Segregated
Fuel/Supplies
$15,159.56
Bank of the West Acct Analysis
Investment Pool
Bank Charges
$886.81
Barten, Steve J.
Mortimore Lane
Alteration
$200.00
Best Western Ramkota
Dispatch Center
Lodging
$996.00
Black Hills Energy
Segregated
Utility Services
$7,474.31
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming
Co Admin
Health Insurance Claims
$1,059,865.22
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming
Co Admin
Health Insurance
$34,507.06
Burden, Dan
Segregated
Services/Supplies
$604.00
Carroll Septic Service
Transportation
Services
$150.00
Central Wyoming College
Dispatch Center
Tower Lease
$82.00
CenturyLink
Agriculture Department
Telephone Services
$349.12
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
$1,632.00
CNA Surety
Segregated
Surety
$400.00
Colonial Life & Accident Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$165.22
Communication Technologies Inc.
County Sheriff
Maintenance Agrmt/Repairs
$2,968.50
Cowboy Chemical Inc.
Detention Center
Inmate Laundry/Supplies
$300.50
DeGraw, Larry R.
County Sheriff
Bailiff
$525.00
Federal Express Corp
County Sheriff
Shipping Fees
$8.32
FleetPride Inc.
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$45.98
Freese, Julie
County Clerk
Reimburse Expenses
$207.70
Fremont Chevrolet GMC
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Repairs
$2,300.00
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Health Insurance
$317,211.00
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Withholding/FICA
$209,362.29
Fremont County Treasurer
Co Admin
Section 125 Benefits
$40,849.72
Fremont Motors Lander
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$758.46
Fremont Orthopaedics PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$1,136.00
Fremont Therapy Group LLC
Detention Center
Inmate Therapy
$1,668.00
Garnishment
Payroll
Garnishment
$637.61
Gibson, James W.
Mortimore Lane
Adjustment
$3,500.00
Glassburn, Jennifer M.
County Attorney
Court Transcripts
$22.50
Globalstar USA
Search & Rescue
Satellite Phone Service
$183.99
Great West Trust
Segregated
Wyoming Benefits
$5,105.00
Gunner’s Automotive Center
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Materials
$88.10
Hancock, Timothy
County Attorney
Reimburse Expenses
$452.07
HDR Engineering Inc.
Segregated
Engineering Services
$12,027.55
HealthSmart Benefit Solutions
Segregated
Insurance
$928.00
High Country Construction Inc.
1% Gravel Projects
Materials
$923.25
High Plains Power, Inc.
Fremont County Ambulance
Utility Services
$59.43
Hopkin, Justin
Segregated
County Health Officer
$1,400.00
Information Systems Consulting Inc.
Segregated
Service Agreement
$29,986.16
Jack’s Truck & Equipment
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$67.83
Johnson Sand & Gravel Inc.
1% Gravel Projects
Contract Services
$990.00
Johnson, Sherry
County Sheriff
Reimburse Expenses
$22.00
Jones Trucking Inc.
1% Gravel Projects
Contract Services
$3,465.00
Lander Medical Clinic PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$2,860.34
Lander Valley Auto Parts
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$631.34
Lawson Products, Inc.
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$260.42
Lee’s Operating Service Inc.
1% Gravel Projects
Contract Services
$3,905.00
Majdic, Thomas
County Attorney
Reimburse Expenses
$16.80
Matthew Bender & Co., Inc.
Segregated
Court Rules
$203.18
Miller, Margaret
District Court
Court Appointments
$615.00
Mountain Dental PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$1,300.00
Mr. D’s Food Center Inc.
County Sheriff
Supplies
$93.71
National Business Systems Inc.
County Treasurer
Postage Prepayment
$1,000.00
Navarre Hiser, Dana
County Sheriff
Instructor Fees
$607.00
New York Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$276.60
Northern Arapaho Child Support
Payroll
Child Support
$598.78
Northwest Emergency Physicians, Inc.
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$779.00
Office Shop Inc., The
Segregated
Service Agreement
$276.31
One Stop Market
Search & Rescue
Supplies
$116.17
Oregon Dept. of Justice
Payroll
Child Support
$500.94
O’Reilly Automotive Inc.
County Buildings
Parts/Supplies
$6.99
Plainsman Printing & Supply
Clerk of District Court
Printed Supplies
$283.45
Postmortem Pathology Services Inc.
County Coroner
Autopsy
$1,200.00
Quill Corporation
County Attorney
Office Supplies
$185.72
R T Communications
Segregated
Telephone Services
$537.21
Remote Satellite Systems
Search & Rescue
Equipment/Airtime
$48.95
Riverton Physician Practices LLC
Transportation
Drug Testing
$312.00
Riverton, City of
County Buildings
Water/Sewer
$763.43
Rocky Mountain Infectious Diseases
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$444.00
SageWest Health Care
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$22,528.62
Schoneberger, Valerie
Public Defender
Rent
$450.00
Six Robblees’ Inc.
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$5.88
Skaggs Companies, Inc.
Segregated
Uniforms/Supplies
$1,110.95
Slingerland, Henry F.
Mortimore Lane
Adjustment
$500.00
Smith Medical Partners LLC
Family Planning Services
Medical Supplies
$35.45
State Disbursement Unit
Payroll
Child Support
$1,119.00
State of Wyoming
Public Defender
Rent
$1,650.00
Taylor Creek Exxon
County Sheriff
Car Wash
$22.00
Terrance R. Martin PC
Public Defender
Rent
$450.00
Thompson, Codi S., RD
Detention Center
Contract Services
$688.20
Tom’s Auto
Abandoned Vehicles
Towing Fees
$239.50
Total Net Salaries
Segregated
Salaries
$613,521.76
Tweed’s Wholesale, Co
County Buildings Detention
Supplies
$54.73
Ultramax
Segregated
Ammunition
$6,000.00
Union Telephone Company
Segregated
Cellphone Services
$2,109.10
Valley Lumber & Supply Co Inc.
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$86.40
Visible
County Clerk
Financial Supplies
$44.62
Washakie County
Health & Welfare
Lighthouse Remodel Project
$6,000.00
West Payment Center
District Court
Library Plan Charges
$60.90
Western Printing, Inc.
County Assessor
Printed Supplies
$355.79
Whiting Law, PC
District Court
Professional Services
$2,167.50
Wilkerson, James A., IV, MD PC
County Coroner
Autopsy
$1,200.00
William H. Smith & Associates Inc.
Segregated
Surveying Services
$19,322.00
Wind River Radiology PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$412.00
Wyoming Child Support Enforcement
Segregated
Child Support
$800.00
Wyoming Dept. of Environ Quality
Transportation
Contaminated Site Fee
$200.00
Wyoming Dept. of Transportation
Vehicle Maintenance
New Plate
$5.00
Wyoming Dept. of Workforce Services
Co Admin
Workers Comp
$19,964.10
Wyoming Engineering Society
Transportation
Membership
$60.00
Wyoming Public Health Laboratory
Family Planning Services
Lab Fees/Supplies
$613.00
Wyoming Retirement System
Co Admin
Contributions
$142,376.14
Wyoming State Disbursement Unit
Payroll
Child Support
$830.00
Wyoming.com
Segregated
Internet Services
$1,074.12
 

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

 

Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to accept a voucher from Wyoming Behavioral Institute for $1,316.00 and Natrona County Legal Department for $1,460.00 for Title 25 patients.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Abatement Summary cover sheet; 2) Six response letters to BIA regarding their receipt of applications to be held in trust for the use and benefit of the Northern Arapaho Tribe; 3) card for Amy Amack upon her resignation; and 4) Record of Proceedings.  Clarence Thomas moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve Blue Cross Blue Shield Cafeteria Plan Document for 2017 Flexshare Benefits.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve an Office of Homeland Security Grant Award Agreement Amendment through June 30, 2018 for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Emergency Management Performance Grant.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed: 1) Agenda for Dubois Town Hall Meeting; and 2) State of Wyoming, Department of Audit, letter regarding two noncompliance districts.  County Clerk Freese had previously contacted all noncompliant districts, with the two still remaining.  Deputy County Attorney Darrough was asked to write a letter to submit their annual report, and if still noncompliant, the law requires a public notice be placed in the newspaper indicating possible dissolution of the District and withholding of funds from the Treasurer.

 

There was nobody present for the Public Comment period.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese informed the Board of the resignation of an employee who fills the Floater position within the Office.  The position works Titles/UCC and Land in the Clerk’s Office, the Election Department, and is the backup secretary for the County Commissioners.  She stated that since next year is an election year, the position will be full time in the Election Department prior to taking over the other floater responsibilities in 2019.  She stated she may have in-house employees interested in the position, which would then leave a Title Clerk vacancy.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to authorize filling the vacant position, either Floater of Title Clerk.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese stated Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton would like to make some material purchases for the Dubois 3rd Street Bridge Repair project with a County credit card and they discussed the need for a credit limit increase from $2,500 to $5,000.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to authorize the increase for up to 60 days.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix presented a preliminary budget hearing.  The information will be advertised and a public hearing held at the following meeting.

 

Chairman Becker acknowledged Dubois resident Pat Moore who was present in the audience and thanked him for his attendance.

 

Vice-Chairman Allen arrived to the meeting at this time.

 

Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton stated they have conducted interviews for a vacant Truck Driver position.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to hire the selected candidate.  Motion carried unanimously.  Pendleton distributed a bid tabulation (six day construction comparison) for the 3rd Street Bridge Repair in Dubois.  The Board had asked him to seek out bids in lieu of County employees performing the repairs in order to get the job done in the most expedient manner possible.  A pre-bid walk through was conducted the prior week and three bids submitted as follows:

CC&G, Inc.                               $15,362.00                 Six day completion

TY Excavation                        $24,000.00                 Seven day completion

Albright Sand & Gravel         $27,239.40                 11 days or less

The bridge will be closed certain hours each day in order to get the work done and be advertised in advance.  Harold Albright was present in the audience and stated a unit would be staged on the other side of the bridge for emergency purposes in the event something occurred during the closure times.  The Sheriff’s Office is aware of the situation and the Board asked that the contractor work with other emergency services during the bridge closure time so that adequate plans can be in place.   Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to accept the low bid submitted from CC&G, Inc. in the amount of $15,362.00 to be paid with 1% funding.  Abstaining from the motion: Ray Price.  Motion carried.  The Atlantic City Bridge repair has been completed.  Pendleton has received plans from the Federal Highway Administration on both the Horse Creek Road Improvement Project and the Wiggins Fork Bridge Replacement Project.  He reminded the Board these are both Forest Highway projects with a 90.49% federal grant match.  The local (County) 9.51% match is funded with 1% monies.  Dubois will provide their match by replacement of utilities.  The total costs for both projects is estimated at $7 million.  Pendleton stated the Peterson Road bridge replacement needs to commence, which is not part of the Multiple Bridge Project.  A bridge has been purchased but design work and a consultant will need to be selected if the Board does not want to add the project to the Multiple Bridge Project.  Chairman Becker stated the project should be bid separately and not combined with the Multiple Bridge project to give other firms a chance to bid.  Commissioner Thomas discussed several issues (possible Federal Tribal funding for maintenance on Ethete, Trout Creek, North and South Fork Roads) on the Wind River Indian Reservation as well as the need to complete the Right-of-Way document relinquishing the County’s interest on 17 Mile Road.  Deputy County Attorney is currently working on this issue and hopes to have the document ready soon.  Pendleton has received no response from the Tribes regarding the barbs put in the Wind River this year in response to flooding issues, and the encroachment upon Tribal land that was necessary to protect Wilderness Road.  Vice-Chairman Allen asked for an update on maintenance plans in the Lysite area as the County employee stationed there will be having surgery that will require extensive recovery time.  Pendleton assured him the area would be covered with employees from either Riverton or Lander.  Pendleton and Chairman Becker have met with the BLM regarding the view shed requirement as related to snow fences in the Atlantic City area.  They have determined that there will be no fences in the area in question due to cost issues and embankment issues.

 

Elizabeth Philp joined Dave Pendleton to discuss her concerns with the Dry Creek Road Relocation Project.  Philp Sheep Company counsel John McKinley (Davis and Canon) participated via speaker phone.  Philp stated the relocation of the proposed road crosses their private property in four different places.  She had earlier met with Pendleton but still had concerns that there had been no coordination with their company and no easements exist at this time to the County.  Pendleton outlined the re-alignment and requirements of the Wyoming Business Council grant that will largely fund the project.  Cameco was originally a major player; however, sold to Umetco, which has caused some confusion with the project that primarily effects BLM and Umetco properties.  Chairman Becker suggested a separate meeting be set to further discuss the issue so that appropriate maps could be reviewed.  McKinley stated a cooperative process should be planned.

 

Deputy County Attorney Jodi Darrough discussed the Title 25 Transportation Vehicle.  Fremont Counseling Service Executive Director Scott Hayes was unavailable for the session.  Numerous options were discussed on how to legally proceed.  Classification of drivers were discussed (occasional, sporadic, etc.) so that labor laws are followed.  A decision on who will hire the drivers was held (Fremont Counseling or Fremont County) and contracts that would be necessary for the independent contractor position.  Darrough will do further research and report back.

 

Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session with Fremont County Health Nurse Kathleen Laidlaw for Personnel and then with Vehicle Maintenance Lander Shop Supervisor Brad Meredith for Personnel.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Vehicle Maintenance Lander Shop Supervisor Brad Meredith updated the Board on repair costs for an Ambulance (MS-72), totaling $17,789.10 relating to engine repairs.  The unit only has 89,000 miles so is worth repairing.   Vice-Chairman Allen reviewed the plans to apply for a Mineral Royalty Grant for two new cab and chassis and then suggested the County purchase three in order to keep the Ambulance fleet in good shape.  He will keep the Board up to date on costs, etc.

 

Commissioner Thomas was absent from the remainder of the meeting.

 

Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session with Commissioner Jennifer McCarty regarding personnel and possible litigation.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Interviews were held with the following individuals for various appointments to County-appointed Boards:  Rick Klaproth, Steve Baumann and Rob Dolcater, all three seeking re-appointment to three year terms on the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District.  New applicants were Kassie Holdren (Solid Waste and Fair Board), Kevin Wilson (Historic Preservation Commission), Elizabeth Aranow (Solid Waste) and Tom Foust (reappointment to Predatory Animal Board).  Present in the audience was Solid Waste District Supervisor Andy Frey.  Chairman Becker informed all applicants that the Commission would be making no decision until their December 19th meeting as more applicants will be interviewed the next two meetings.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese reviewed a draft Policy for Commissioner for review, based on discussion with the Wyoming Association of Risk Management (the County’s property insurance carrier) regarding requirements for employees driving County vehicles.  Specifically required will be a driver’s driving record prior to use of a vehicle.  The Commission was in agreement with Freese moving forward on what it would take to complete such a report on every employee, any cost involved, etc. prior to finalization of the Policy.

 

In other business, Julie Freese stated she is working on Town Hall meetings in other municipalities and on the Wind River Indian Reservation, following the first one on Thursday in Dubois.   She is scheduling the meetings to discuss future election equipment and/or methods and has asked other Elected Officials to also discuss topics of importance to each municipality.  The Commissioners will be discussing the petition to vacate a portion of Warm Spring Creek Road at the Dubois Town Hall meeting.  Assessor Tara Berg has information that would be of importance to every area dealing with tax changes at the State level.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 4:30 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on December 12, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.   Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

 

/s/      TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

ATTEST:

 

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

 

November 21, 2017 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                   NOVEMBER 21, 2017

 

OFFICIAL MINUTES

 

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

 

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

 

Clarence Thomas moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held November 14, 2017, as amended.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

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

 

Airgas USA LLC-Vehicle Maintenance-Supplies-$39.58; Anesi, Debbie J.-District Court-Jury Duty-$32.40; Anesi, Doug R.-District Court-Jury Duty-$32.40; B I Inc.-Detention Center-Monthly Charges-$32.00; Bailey Enterprises, Inc.-Inventory-Bulk Fuel Account-$22,916.29; Bartlett, Colleen-District Court-Jury Duty-$216.00; Bearden, Mary Annette-District Court-Jury Duty-$30.00; Bill Jones Plumbing & Heating-Segregated-Parts/Services-$10,463.44; Bill Stork Autobody Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Vehicle Repair-$2,736.28; Bloedorn Lumber Riverton-Riverton Library Roof & Drainage-Materials/Supplies-$165.66; Bob Barker Company, Inc.-Detention Center-Inmate Supplies-$874.98; Boles, Cherry L.-District Court-Jury Duty-$38.00; Bullington, Shaun-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$7,040.00; Carquest Auto Parts-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Services-$1,294.14; CDW Government, Inc.-Dispatch Center-Equipment/Supplies-$207.63; CenturyLink-Segregated-Phone Services-$4,175.31; Cloud Peak Counseling Center-Health & Welfare-Title 25-$1,625.00; CNA Surety-County Commission-Surety-$300.00; Collins, Jody D.-District Court-Jury Duty-$38.00; Communication Technologies Inc.-Support Services-Maintenance Agreement/Repairs-$3,489.54; Cowboy Chemical Inc.-Detention Center-Inmate Laundry/Kitchen Supplies-$345.10; Crandall, Matthew Lee-District Court-Jury Duty-$55.60; Crane, Yvonne-Dispatch Center-Reimburse Mileage-$93.00; Crispin, John M. Jr.-District Court-Jury Duty-$55.20; Decoria Maichel & Teague, PS-Support Services-Audit Fees-$18,000.00; Degraw, Larry R.-County Sheriff-Bailiff-$165.00; Dike, Sarah-District Court-Jury Duty-$33.20; Dodge, Huberta Lizette-District Court-Jury Duty-$44.00; Dodson, Christina S.-District Court-Jury Duty-$216.00; Eaton Sales & Service, LLC-Fuel Facility-Parts/Supplies-$590.17; Electrical Dynamics, Inc.-County Buildings-Services/Repairs-$381.95; Erhart, Thomas E.-District Court-Jury Duty-$50.00; Eustice, Nancy D.-District Court-Jury Duty-$54.00; FleetPride Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts-$64.43; Frisbee, Cheryl M.-District Court-Jury Duty-$56.00; G Bar G Veterinary-County Sheriff-Dog Boarding-$150.00; Gose, Benjamin P.-District Court-Jury Duty-$137.60; Grainger-County Buildings Detention-Materials/Supplies-$35.20; Hanson, Penelope-District Court-Jury Duty-$58.00; Harvard, Eva Maria-District Court-Jury Duty-$38.00; High Plains Power, Inc.-Segregated-Utility Services-$1,221.76; Hilyard, Shannon-County Attorney-Reimburse Expenses-$44.80; HTO Chemical Company, LLC-County Buildings-Services-$172.80; Huelle, Cinda L.-District Court-Jury Duty-$54.00; Huff, Rachel Michelle-District Court-Jury Duty-$34.40; Hurd, Clara J.-County Attorney-Witness Fees-$30.00; Inberg Miller Engineers-Segregated-Engineering Services-$15,179.30; inReach-Search & Rescue-Services-$90.99; Jack’s Truck & Equipment-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts-$42.68; Jeffres, Mary Jo-Detention Center-Evaluation Services-$450.00; Jones Trucking Inc.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$4,565.00; Kohler Trucking Inc.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$715.00; Lee’s Operating Service Inc.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$6,655.00; Linton’s Big R Store-County Sheriff-Uniform Supplies-$341.90; LL Smith Trucking-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$3,932.50; Logan, Cody Allen-District Court-Jury Duty-$62.00; Lyles, Jesse-County Sheriff-Reimburse Mileage-$16.80; Martinez, Damian-District Court-Jury Duty-$50.00; Matthew Bender & Co., Inc.-District Court-WY Advance Annotation-$159.10; Montgomery, Wayne Allen-District Court-Jury Duty-$50.00; Morrison, Paul H.-District Court-Jury Duty-$38.80; Mortimer, Jonathan-District Court-Jury Duty-$44.00; Mountain States Lithographing LLC-County Elections-Election Code Books-$113.36; Mr. D’s Food Center Inc.-District Court-Supplies-$95.02; Neale, Jackie L.-District Court-Jury Duty-$90.80; Nemick, Barbara J.-District Court-Jury Duty-$120.00; NMS Laboratories-County Coroner-Toxicology Services-$1,846.00; Nordwick, Monty Jay-District Court-Jury Duty-$51.60; Office Shop Inc., The-Detention Center-Service Agreement-$145.81; Osborne Trucking Co. Inc.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$2,915.00; Overhead Door Inc.-Capital Asset Acquisitions-Services/Parts/ Supplies-$46.75; Owens, Jimmy L.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$4,950.00; Palace Pharmacy-Detention Center-Inmate Prescriptions-$11,145.51; Parkhurst, Dale D.-District Court-Jury Duty-$50.00; Peden, Dale Thomas-District Court-Jury Duty-$30.00; Pedlar, Kawner Danielle-District Court-Jury Duty-$120.00; Pedlar, Keagan Donald-District Court-Jury Duty-$30.00; Pendergraft, Jill-District Court-Jury Duty-$50.00; Peterbilt Of Wyoming-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts-$89.86; Phillips, Adam E.-District Court-Court Representation-$1,050.00; Pogue, Franklin J.-County Attorney-Witness Fees-$30.00; Pogue, Thomasine F.-County Attorney-Witness Fees-$45.00; Post, Raymond-County Sheriff-Car Wash-$20.64; Premier Vehicle Install., Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Equipment/Supplies-$319.62; Quick Set Auto Glass-Vehicle Maintenance-Windshields/Repairs-$555.00; Quill Corporation-Segregated-Office Supplies-$655.99; R C Lock & Key-County Buildings-Keys/Supplies/Services-$10.95; Ramsey, Nicole L.-District Court-Jury Duty-$30.00; Riverton Ranger, Inc.-Segregated-Advertising-$1,450.59; Rooks, Yancey James-District Court-Jury Duty-$248.00; Schamber, Chester Allen-District Court-Jury Duty-$196.80; Schoneberger, Valerie-District Court-Court Appointment Representation-$127.50; Smith Dexter, Tamara Faye-District Court-Jury Duty-$38.00; Smith, Preston W.-District Court-Jury Duty-$120.00; Stevens, Cynthia B. M.D.-CAST-Clinical Supervision-$150.00; Stroupe Pest Control Inc.-County Buildings-Pest Control-$115.00; Sturgill, Sheryl-District Court-Jury Duty-$54.00; Sweetwater Aire LLC-County Buildings-Court House Heater-$612.63; Synapse Inc.-1% Gravel Projects-Gravel Haul-$7,304.81; T Y Excavation Inc.-Segregated-Contract Services-$3,049.96; Tate, Thomas H.-District Court-Jury Duty-$30.00; Tatro, Miles Allen-District Court-Jury Duty-$212.80; Tonkowich, Dorothy Ellen-District Court-Jury Duty-$120.00; Tony’s Pizza-District Court-Jury Meal November-$167.03; Verizon Wireless-Segregated-Cellphone Services-$185.64; Wallage, Douglas S.-District Court-Jury Duty-$272.00; Watson, Danny-District Court-Jury Duty-$50.00; Weber, Tiffani Lee-District Court-Jury Duty-$54.00; Whipp, Zebadiah Fitzpatrick-District Court-Jury Duty-$38.00; William H. Smith & Associates Inc.-Road Construction-Surveying Services-$126.00; Williams, Deanna-District Court-Jury Duty-$227.20; Woodward, Sara Lee-District Court-Jury Duty-$206.40; Wyoming Dept. Of Transportation-Segregated-WYDOT Fuel-$1,842.96; Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy-Detention Center-Ammunition For Training-$1,514.00; Zumwalt, Doreen Ann-District Court-Jury Duty-$34.00

 

The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  1) Request from the County Treasurer to infuse the Health and Life Insurance line item to cover a current employee requiring health insurance.  Chairman Becker stated they would follow their same procedure to monitor the Treasurer’s bottom line and if an infusion is needed later into the fiscal year, it would be done at that time.  2) Office of the Wyoming State Public Defender notice of their intent to enter into a contract with Bailey B. Lazzari as a part-time Public Defender in the Ninth Judicial District.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to notify the State Office they had no objections.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Sympathy card; 2) voucher to Fremont County Assessor for computer from inventory totaling $650.00 (Chairman Becker stated the unbudgeted item for the Assessor should proceed this fiscal year and the County Clerk monitors all budgets and if they can’t handle the additional cost this fiscal year, money will be transferred when needed); 3) Outstanding Performance Award to Stephanie Walker for 2017 Communications Officer of the Year; 4) five reply letters to the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding their receipt of applications to take land into trust for the use and benefit of the Northern Arapaho Tribe; 5) ALICE training certificates for Riverton employees; and 6) Record of Proceedings.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve an Application/Permit to Install Cattleguard from Will Thompson on Herbst Road.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve an Application/Permit to Install Access Driveway from Coralee Spratt for Buck Camp Road.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve a License for New Construction of Utility Crossing or Encroachment from Aethon Energy for Moneta-Lysite Road (County Road 176).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

There was nobody present for the Public Comment period.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given:

 

Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton was joined by DOWL Engineer Kasey Jones who reviewed several final documents relating to the Mortimore Lane Reconstruction Project (Phase I).  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Compliance Certification with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a Certificate of Final Completion for the project.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Dave Pendleton presented a Preliminary Opinion of Probable Project Costs for the 3rd Street Bridge in Dubois.  The first estimate was for Corrugated Metal Deck Replacement ($27,678) and Wood Deck Replacement ($25,233).   Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to proceed with purchasing the materials for a corrugated deck for the 3rd Street Bridge in Dubois and fund the project with 1% funding.  Motion carried unanimously.  As the Road Construction fund was originally discussed as the funding avenue for the bridge construction, the Board had asked for an update on the Fund, which currently has a fund balance of $1,078,664.  Chairman Becker asked Pendleton to also look at the culvert earlier identified by Mayor Blakeman as in need of repairs, located on the south side of the 3rd Street Bridge.  In closing, a Tribal meeting in Crowheart on November 27th was discussed, and Pendleton will try to attend along with several Commissioners.  Ownership issues on tribal roads will be discussed.

 

Guardian EMS Program Director Matt Strauss and Regional Medical Department Chief Bill Hetzel gave a monthly update.

 

Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session for personnel and possible litigation.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Deputy County Attorney Jodi Darrough stated she and County Clerk Julie Freese are working on scheduling training for County Appointed Board members in January.  In the meantime, they will be presenting training to the Fremont County Library Board on December 6th.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 11:45 a.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on December 5, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.   Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

 

/s/      TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

ATTEST:

 

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

 

November 21, 2017 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                   NOVEMBER 21, 2017

 

FULL DETAILED REPORT

 

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

 

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

 

Clarence Thomas moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held November 14, 2017, as amended.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
Airgas USA LLC
Vehicle Maintenance
Supplies
$39.58
Anesi, Debbie J.
District Court
Jury Duty
$32.40
Anesi, Doug R.
District Court
Jury Duty
$32.40
B I, Inc.
Detention Center
Monthly Charges
$32.00
Bailey Enterprises, Inc.
Inventory
Bulk Fuel Account
$22,916.29
Bartlett, Colleen
District Court
Jury Duty
$216.00
Bearden, Mary Annette
District Court
Jury Duty
$30.00
Bill Jones Plumbing & Heating
Segregated
Parts/Services
$10,463.44
Bill Stork Autobody, Inc.
Vehicle Maintenance
Vehicle Repair
$2,736.28
Bloedorn Lumber Riverton
Riverton Library Roof/Drainage
Materials/Supplies
$165.66
Bob Barker Company, Inc.
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$874.98
Boles, Cherry L.
District Court
Jury Duty
$38.00
Bullington, Shaun
1% Gravel Projects
Contract Services
$7,040.00
Carquest Auto Parts
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Services
$1,294.14
CDW Government, Inc.
Dispatch Center
Equipment/Supplies
$207.63
CenturyLink
Segregated
Phone Services
$4,175.31
Cloud Peak Counseling Center
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$1,625.00
CNA Surety
County Commission
Surety
$300.00
Collins, Jody D.
District Court
Jury Duty
$38.00
Communication Technologies, Inc.
Support Services
Maintenance Agreement/Repairs
$3,489.54
Cowboy Chemical, Inc.
Detention Center
Inmate Laundry/Kitchen Supplies
$345.10
Crandall, Matthew Lee
District Court
Jury Duty
$55.60
Crane, Yvonne
Dispatch Center
Reimburse Mileage
$93.00
Crispin, John M. Jr.
District Court
Jury Duty
$55.20
Decoria Maichel & Teague, PS
Support Services
Audit Fees
$18,000.00
DeGraw, Larry R.
County Sheriff
Bailiff
$165.00
Dike, Sarah
District Court
Jury Duty
$33.20
Dodge, Huberta Lizette
District Court
Jury Duty
$44.00
Dodson, Christina S.
District Court
Jury Duty
$216.00
Eaton Sales & Service, LLC
Fuel Facility
Parts/Supplies
$590.17
Electrical Dynamics, Inc.
County Buildings
Services/Repairs
$381.95
Erhart, Thomas E.
District Court
Jury Duty
$50.00
Eustice, Nancy D.
District Court
Jury Duty
$54.00
FleetPride, Inc.
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$64.43
Frisbee, Cheryl M.
District Court
Jury Duty
$56.00
G Bar G Veterinary
County Sheriff
Dog Boarding
$150.00
Gose, Benjamin P.
District Court
Jury Duty
$137.60
Grainger
County Buildings Detention
Materials/Supplies
$35.20
Hanson, Penelope
District Court
Jury Duty
$58.00
Harvard, Eva Maria
District Court
Jury Duty
$38.00
High Plains Power, Inc.
Segregated
Utility Services
$1,221.76
Hilyard, Shannon
County Attorney
Reimburse Expenses
$44.80
HTO Chemical Company, LLC
County Buildings
Services
$172.80
Huelle, Cinda L.
District Court
Jury Duty
$54.00
Huff, Rachel Michelle
District Court
Jury Duty
$34.40
Hurd, Clara J.
County Attorney
Witness Fees
$30.00
Inberg Miller Engineers
Segregated
Engineering Services
$15,179.30
InReach
Search & Rescue
Services
$90.99
Jack’s Truck & Equipment
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$42.68
Jeffres, Mary Jo
Detention Center
Evaluation Services
$450.00
Jones Trucking, Inc.
1% Gravel Projects
Contract Services
$4,565.00
Kohler Trucking, Inc.
1% Gravel Projects
Contract Services
$715.00
Lee’s Operating Service, Inc.
1% Gravel Projects
Contract Services
$6,655.00
Linton’s Big R Store
County Sheriff
Uniform Supplies
$341.90
LL Smith Trucking
1% Gravel Projects
Contract Services
$3,932.50
Logan, Cody Allen
District Court
Jury Duty
$62.00
Lyles, Jesse
County Sheriff
Reimburse Mileage
$16.80
Martinez, Damian
District Court
Jury Duty
$50.00
Matthew Bender & Co., Inc.
District Court
WY Advance Annotation
$159.10
Montgomery, Wayne Allen
District Court
Jury Duty
$50.00
Morrison, Paul H.
District Court
Jury Duty
$38.80
Mortimer, Jonathan
District Court
Jury Duty
$44.00
Mountain States Lithographing LLC
County Elections
Election Code Books
$113.36
Mr. D’s Food Center, Inc.
District Court
Supplies
$95.02
Neale, Jackie L.
District Court
Jury Duty
$90.80
Nemick, Barbara J.
District Court
Jury Duty
$120.00
NMS Laboratories
County Coroner
Toxicology Services
$1,846.00
Nordwick, Monty Jay
District Court
Jury Duty
$51.60
Office Shop Inc., The
Detention Center
Service Agreement
$145.81
Osborne Trucking Co., Inc.
1% Gravel Projects
Contract Services
$2,915.00
Overhead Door, Inc.
Capital Asset Acquisitions
Services/Parts/Supplies
$46.75
Owens, Jimmy L.
1% Gravel Projects
Contract Services
$4,950.00
Palace Pharmacy
Detention Center
Inmate Prescriptions
$11,145.51
Parkhurst, Dale D.
District Court
Jury Duty
$50.00
Peden, Dale Thomas
District Court
Jury Duty
$30.00
Pedlar, Kawner Danielle
District Court
Jury Duty
$120.00
Pedlar, Keagan Donald
District Court
Jury Duty
$30.00
Pendergraft, Jill
District Court
Jury Duty
$50.00
Peterbilt of Wyoming
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$89.86
Phillips, Adam E.
District Court
Court Representation
$1,050.00
Pogue, Franklin J.
County Attorney
Witness Fees
$30.00
Pogue, Thomasine F.
County Attorney
Witness Fees
$45.00
Post, Raymond
County Sheriff
Car Wash
$20.64
Premier Vehicle Install., Inc.
Vehicle Maintenance
Equipment/Supplies
$319.62
Quick Set Auto Glass
Vehicle Maintenance
Windshields/Repairs
$555.00
Quill Corporation
Segregated
Office Supplies
$655.99
R C Lock & Key
County Buildings
Keys/Supplies/Services
$10.95
Ramsey, Nicole L.
District Court
Jury Duty
$30.00
Riverton Ranger, Inc.
Segregated
Advertising
$1,450.59
Rooks, Yancey James
District Court
Jury Duty
$248.00
Schamber, Chester Allen
District Court
Jury Duty
$196.80
Schoneberger, Valerie
District Court
Court Representation
$127.50
Smith Dexter, Tamara Faye
District Court
Jury Duty
$38.00
Smith, Preston W.
District Court
Jury Duty
$120.00
Stevens, Cynthia B. M.D.
CAST
Clinical Supervision
$150.00
Stroupe Pest Control Inc.
County Buildings
Pest Control
$115.00
Sturgill, Sheryl
District Court
Jury Duty
$54.00
Sweetwater Aire LLC
County Buildings
Court House Heater
$612.63
Synapse, Inc.
1% Gravel Projects
Gravel Haul
$7,304.81
T Y Excavation, Inc.
Segregated
Contract Services
$3,049.96
Tate, Thomas H.
District Court
Jury Duty
$30.00
Tatro, Miles Allen
District Court
Jury Duty
$212.80
Tonkowich, Dorothy Ellen
District Court
Jury Duty
$120.00
Tony’s Pizza
District Court
Jury Meal November
$167.03
Verizon Wireless
Segregated
Cellphone Services
$185.64
Wallage, Douglas S.
District Court
Jury Duty
$272.00
Watson, Danny
District Court
Jury Duty
$50.00
Weber, Tiffani Lee
District Court
Jury Duty
$54.00
Whipp, Zebadiah Fitzpatrick
District Court
Jury Duty
$38.00
William H. Smith & Associates Inc.
Road Construction
Surveying Services
$126.00
Williams, Deanna
District Court
Jury Duty
$227.20
Woodward, Sara Lee
District Court
Jury Duty
$206.40
Wyoming Dept. of Transportation
Segregated
WYDOT Fuel
$1,842.96
Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy
Detention Center
Ammunition For Training
$1,514.00
Zumwalt, Doreen Ann
District Court
Jury Duty
$34.00
The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  1) Request from the County Treasurer to infuse the Health and Life Insurance line item to cover a current employee requiring health insurance.  Chairman Becker stated they would follow their same procedure to monitor the Treasurer’s bottom line and if an infusion is needed later into the fiscal year, it would be done at that time.  2) Office of the Wyoming State Public Defender notice of their intent to enter into a contract with Bailey B. Lazzari as a part-time Public Defender in the Ninth Judicial District.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to notify the State Office they had no objections.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Sympathy card; 2) voucher to Fremont County Assessor for computer from inventory totaling $650.00 (Chairman Becker stated the unbudgeted item for the Assessor should proceed this fiscal year and the County Clerk monitors all budgets and if they can’t handle the additional cost this fiscal year, money will be transferred when needed); 3) Outstanding Performance Award to Stephanie Walker for 2017 Communications Officer of the Year; 4) five reply letters to the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding their receipt of applications to take land into trust for the use and benefit of the Northern Arapaho Tribe; 5) ALICE training certificates for Riverton employees; and 6) Record of Proceedings.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve an Application/Permit to Install Cattleguard from Will Thompson on Herbst Road.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve an Application/Permit to Install Access Driveway from Coralee Spratt for Buck Camp Road.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve a License for New Construction of Utility Crossing or Encroachment from Aethon Energy for Moneta-Lysite Road (County Road 176).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

There was nobody present for the Public Comment period.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given:

 

Commissioner McCarty attended a special Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District meeting to review revenues and expenditures and subsequently acceptance of the annual audit.

 

Commissioner Thomas stated the Extension Office is continuing planning for the Farm and Ranch Days next year.

 

Vice-Chairman Allen attended the recent Pioneer Museum event of a book signing regarding Atlantic City.  They had a great turnout and had to order additional books to accommodate all the requests.  He attended the Fremont Fair Board meeting and reported on an accident of a County pool vehicle that hit a deer while two Fair Board representatives were traveling to Colorado Springs.  He attended the Riverton Airport Board meeting and was happy to report enplanements are up and that not much change was noted with Great Lakes leaving the County.  Denver Air has ordered three more charter flights to accommodate Job Corps students during the holiday season.  He attended the Shoshone National Forest Travel Management Government cooperators meeting and reported there are revised plans for review.  A public meeting is scheduled for next Monday at the Lander Community Center.

 

Chairman Becker attended the Wyoming Public Lands Initiative committee meeting the following evening.  They are starting to work on the individual Wilderness Study Areas.  The committee will present all their recommendations to the Commissioners for a final decision.

 

Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton was joined by DOWL Engineer Kasey Jones who reviewed several final documents relating to the Mortimore Lane Reconstruction Project (Phase I).  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Compliance Certification with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a Certificate of Final Completion for the project.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Dave Pendleton presented a Preliminary Opinion of Probable Project Costs for the 3rd Street Bridge in Dubois.  The first estimate was for Corrugated Metal Deck Replacement ($27,678) and Wood Deck Replacement ($25,233).  He stated the corrugated deck would have double the life span of a wood deck (40 years vs. 20 years).  Supplies for a corrugated deck must be ordered by December 1st or else there will be a wait for the materials until next year.  Once the materials are purchased, at least one week will be needed to complete the project, depending on weather.    Discussion was held on whether a private contractor could get the job done quicker and Pendleton will proceed immediately with getting bids and give his recommendation on December 5th during his Department report.   Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to proceed with purchasing the materials for a corrugated deck for the 3rd Street Bridge in Dubois and fund the project with 1% funding.  Motion carried unanimously.  As the Road Construction fund was originally discussed as the funding avenue for the bridge construction, the Board had asked for an update on the Fund, which currently has a fund balance of $1,078,664.  Chairman Becker asked Pendleton to also look at the culvert earlier identified by Mayor Blakeman as in need of repairs, located on the south side of the 3rd Street Bridge.  In closing, a Tribal meeting in Crowheart on November 27th was discussed, and Pendleton will try to attend along with several Commissioners.  Ownership issues on tribal roads will be discussed.

 

Guardian EMS Program Director Matt Strauss and Regional Medical Department Chief Bill Hetzel gave a monthly update.  Present in the audience were Sheriff Skip Hornecker, Dispatch Supervisor Carl Freeman, Dubois EMT Harold Albright and Dubois resident Margaret Wells.   An October report was submitted listing Fractile Times for all categories for all 911 calls, based on minutes, as follows:

Unit Notified by Dispatch to Unit Arrived on Scene                                  12.58

Unit Notified by Dispatch to Unit En Route                                                  2.23

Unit En Route to Unit Arrived on Scene                                                       9.62

Unit Arrived on Scene to Unit Left Scene                                                   16.80

Unit Left Scene to Patient Arrived at Destination                                      10.87

Patient Arrived at Destination to Unit Back in Service                             12.88

They further distributed a Number of Runs per month report, listing 442 in October and this far into November at 305, for a total in 2017 of 5,088 runs.  Discussion was then held regarding their concern with the rising maintenance costs of the ambulances, and they distributed a maintenance cost of each ambulance from March through September totaling $35,211.90 for the 14 ambulances.  In March the County entered into a Maintenance Agreement with Guardian EMS.  Hetzel specifically cited several instances in which Guardian EMS was charged $80/hour for a mechanic to come to the Ambulance building and replace a gas cap and another instance of having to take an ambulance back two times for the same thing (air conditioning charge).  One call had an ambulance break down and had to have another one dispatched ot pick up the patient.  Vice-Chairman Allen stated he would get more information from the mechanic shop foremen and agreed communication is important for both entities.  Commissioner Thomas stated these were huge red flags and would like more information as well.  MS-8 will need to be repaired after hitting a deer, with the low bid being $2,230.  The men noted that staffing issues are ongoing, which is nothing new to this region.  They reallocate resources to fulfill contractual obligations.  Two paramedics will begin employment December 12th after completing their schooling.  EMT Basics are fully staffed.  The vacant Director position is still open and applications are being handled through the corporate office and their ultimate goal is to be fully staffed in Dubois, Lander and Riverton.  The Basin Ambulance service was pulled and the town of Cody and Guardian EMS in Fremont County have been providing mutual aid as necessary and only with volunteers.  The Commissioners expressed concern that Fremont County is not fully staffed and yet volunteers are available to aid Basin’s emergency efforts, and that a County ambulance is also used.  It was noted that as of the end of this month, the mutual aid would no longer be necessary and Basin will again be self-sufficient and that at no time were there any shortages of ambulances in Fremont County during the mutual aid effort.  Chairman Becker stated the ambulances are Fremont County assets and expressed concern that they were uninformed this was taking place.  Vice-Chairman Allen expressed concern that Lysite volunteers all have licenses that expired yesterday.  He further stated the County will be applying for State grants for a remount cab and chassis gas engine, and stated the County is moving away from diesel engines due to high maintenance costs.  Strauss stated Fremont County has a great foundation and their goal is to provide great service.  Vice-Chairman Allen further asked for an update on a November 18th incident and Mr. Albright was present and reported as he answered the page from his home in Dubois and had to travel to the area near Crowheart.  Bad roads, windy weather conditions and the necessity of crossing the river all came into play.  The helicopter was dispatched and should have arrived at the scene well before Albright; however, due to the unsafe landing conditions, they had to land over one mile away and hike into the home.  Unfortunately, the patient expired before help arrived.  In closing, Albright stated the importance of fully staffing the Dubois area as he was the only person responding and was a long ways away from the situation.  Also at issue during the event was issues with the Windy Ridge tower.  Sheriff Hornecker had earlier in the month acknowledged issues with the towers in this area and that two modems are being used, both WYOLINK and the analog system.  He stated a solution has been identified and they are awaiting the necessary repairs.

 

Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session for personnel and possible litigation.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Deputy County Attorney Jodi Darrough stated she and County Clerk Julie Freese are working on scheduling training for County Appointed Board members in January.  In the meantime, they will be presenting training to the Fremont County Library Board on December 6th.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 11:45 a.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on December 5, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.   Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

 

/s/      TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

ATTEST:

 

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

 

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