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March 14, 2017 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                            MARCH 14, 2017

 

FULL DETAILED REPORT

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

There was nobody present for the Public Comment period.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 11:45 a.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on March 21, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

/s/      TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

ATTEST:

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

March 14, 2017 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                            MARCH 14, 2017

 

OFFICIAL MINUTES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 11:45 a.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on March 21, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

/s/      TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

ATTEST:

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

March 7, 2017 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                              MARCH 7, 2017

 

OFFICIAL MINUTES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Commission meeting reports were given:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Commissioner Price was absent from the remainder of the meeting.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 11:41 a.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on March 14, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

/s/      TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

ATTEST:

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

March 7, 2017 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

                                                ) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                              MARCH 7, 2017

 

FULL DETAILED REPORT

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Fremont County and Prosecuting Attorney Patrick LeBrun was present to inform the Board of his intent to change the County’s on-line legal research provider from West Law to LexisNexis.  There will be substantial savings the first year at the introductory cost of $60/month, with the second and third year costing $595/month.  He compared this to the previous provider, West Law, whose charges were $4,681/month.  They have met with the sales representative and staff is comfortable changing to LexisNexis, effective March 2017.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve the change of contractual services from West Law to LexisNexis.  Motion carried unanimously.  The Board asked that LeBrun include the first, second and third year charges in the County Attorney’s budget message for review during the upcoming budget session, so everyone is clear there will be a price adjustment after the first year.

 

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

 

Commission meeting reports were given:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Commissioner Price was absent from the remainder of the meeting.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 11:41 a.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on March 14, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

/s/      TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

ATTEST:

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

February 21, 2017 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                     FEBRUARY 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, and Clarence Thomas.  Commissioner Jennifer McCarty was absent due to personal reasons.  Fremont County Clerk Julie A. Freese was not present for the meeting with Deputy Margy Irvine filling in briefly in her absence.

 

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

 

Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve the Official Minutes of the February 14, 2017 meeting, as amended.  During the Budget Hearing the Board approved Capital Revolving Fund Emergency Repairs to include the Motor Grader transmission repair and purchase of new equipment, a Hotsie Unit ($11,000).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
Advanced Hydraulic & Machine
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$163.96
Ahlers & Company
Family Planning Services
License/Support
$707.68
Airgas USA LLC
Vehicle Maintenance
Supplies
$437.14
Alsco, Inc
Segregated
Laundry
$40.71
B I, Inc
Detention Center
Monthly Charges
$12.00
Bailey Enterprises, Inc
Segregated
Fuel/Supplies
$15,474.22
Bill’s Quality Auto Glass
Vehicle Maintenance
Windshield Repair
$242.94
Capital Business Systems, Inc
Segregated
Supplies/Service Contracts
$116.10
CenturyLink
Segregated
Telecommunication Services
$4,154.41
Charter Communications
Detention Center
Telecommunication Services
$212.88
Communication Technologies, Inc
Dispatch Center
Maintenance Agrmt/Repairs
$200.00
DeGraw, Larry R
County Sheriff
Bailiff
$270.00
Errickson, Carol L.
Detention Center
Sewing Repairs
$57.00
Filemaker, Inc
Youth Services
Filemaker
$599.00
Food Services of America
Detention Center
Prisoner Board
$10,468.42
Fremont County Detention
Detention Center
Inmate Trust Drawer
$39.70
Globalstar USA
Search & Rescue
Satellite Phone Service
$141.92
Grainger
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$429.25
Griswold, Zachary
County Attorney
Reimburse Expenses
$82.50
Gruber Technical, Inc
Detention Facility Trust Fund
Computer Equipment
$14,397.20
Hague Auto Body
Vehicle Maintenance
Repairs & Parts
$2,880.14
Harden, Karen
County Sheriff
Inmate Medical
$119.00
Harnsberger, H Scott
County Treasurer
Reim. Expenses
$233.60
Hasco Industrial Supply
Vehicle Maintenance
Materials/Supplies
$44.14
High Plains Power, Inc
Fremont County Ambulance
Dubois
$221.92
Homax Oil Sales, Inc
Detention Center
Fuel
$42.97
Inland Truck Parts, Co.
Vehicle Maintenance
Repairs/Parts
$286.38
Intoximeters, Inc
Segregated
Inmate Supplies
$773.00
Jeffres, Mary Jo
Detention Center
Evaluation Services
$450.00
Jerry Bornhoft Construction, Inc
Bridge Repair Engineering
Multiple Bridge Repairs
$66,893.52
LCI Trucking & Construction, LLC
Bridge Repair Engineering
Multiple Bridge Repairs
$236,683.16
Lewis, Gary
Detention Center
Inmate Laundry
$154.00
Linton’s Big R Store
Segregated
Uniform Supplies
$169.95
Malcolm, Stephanie
Agriculture Department
Catering/Food
$120.00
McKay, Katherine G.
District Court
Court Appointment
$335.50
Mid-Amer Research Chemical
Vehicle Maintenance
Supplies
$323.19
Miller, Margaret
District Court
Court Appointments
$1,425.00
Mr D’s Food Center, Inc
Detention Center
Supplies
$1,316.26
National Food Group, Inc
Detention Center
Inmate Board
$3,428.94
Noble Medical, Inc
County Sheriff
Drug Testing Supplies
$400.00
Office Shop Inc, The
Segregated
Service Agreement
$369.46
Orion Healthcare Tech. Inc
Segregated
Treatment Program
$4,212.00
Palace Pharmacy
Detention Center
Inmate Rx’s
$10,182.77
Paws for Life
County Sheriff
Animal Boarding
$315.00
Phillips, Adam E.
District Court
Court Representation
$693.75
R C Lock & Key
County Buildings
Keys/Supplies/Services
$9.25
Radar Shop, Inc
County Sheriff
Radar Equipment
$819.00
Reed, Autum M.
County Elections
Election Judge
$5.20
Reed’s Moghaun Office Supply
Agriculture Department
Office Supplies
$32.45
Remote Satellite Systems
Search & Rescue
Equipment
$48.95
Riverton Ranger, Inc
Support Services
Advertising
$1,724.50
Riverton Tire & Oil Co., Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Tires/Parts/Services
$361.85
Sammons Oil Co, Inc
Transportation
Kerosene
$100.00
Shoshoni Pioneer
Support Services
Advertising
$57.00
Six Robblees’ Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$311.53
Skaggs Companies, Inc
Segregated
Uniforms/Supplies
$722.22
Smith Medical Partners LLC
Family Planning Services
Medical Supplies
$124.04
Stroupe Pest Control, Inc
County Buildings
Pest Control
$115.00
Stryker Sales Corporation
Fremont County Ambulance
Stretcher Lease Payment
$1,257.53
Swanson Services Corporation
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$416.00
Sweetwater County Sheriff
Detention Center
Inmate Housing/Medical
$6,440.48
Telewest IV, Inc
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$500.00
Thompson, Codi S., RD
Detention Center
Contract Services
$115.80
Tweed’s Wholesale, Co
Segregated
Supplies
$8,384.22
Tyler Technologies, Inc
County Clerk
Implementation Quickdocs
$70.00
U.S. Identification Manual
County Clerk
Manual Updates
$82.50
Valley Lumber & Supply Co., Inc
County Buildings – Detention
Materials/Supplies
$73.51
Verizon Wireless
Segregated
Wireless Service
$298.46
W C & P A A
County Attorney
Dues
$700.00
West Payment Center
Segregated
Various Charges
$907.71
Western Printing, Inc
Segregated
Printed Supplies
$161.25
Witness
County Attorney
Witness Mileage
$74.80
Wy Public Health Laboratory
Family Planning Services
Lab Fees/Supplies
$378.00
Wyoming Dept of Transportation
Segregated
WYDOT Fuel
$2,651.08
Wyoming First Aid & Safety Supply
Vehicle Maintenance
Supplies
$16.77
Wyoming Machinery Co
Segregated
Parts/Service
$2,081.08
Wyoming Waste Systems
Segregated
Services
$2,544.24

$411,905.10
The following items in the Signature File were reviewed: 1) Record of Proceedings.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve an amendment to the Certified Resolution 2017-01 to replace James A. Massman, former Deputy County Treasurer, with James A. Anderson, new Deputy County Treasurer.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve the service agreement with Western Health Screening Corporate Wellness for Fremont County Employee Wellness.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  1) Letter of concern from Park County Commissioner’s Office addressed to Acting Regional Forester Brian Ferebee for the replacement of Forest Supervisor Joe Alexander leaving the Shoshone National Forest.  Chairman Becker will draft a letter of concern for the Board to sign;  2) Notice of Interagency Meeting from Forest Service District Ranger Rick Metzger to be held at the Fire Academy May 11th at 9 am.  Chairman Becker is planning to attend;  3) Notice of Special Meeting of the Lander City Council on possible litigation to be held at the Lander City Hall on February 22nd at 6:30 pm.

 

Tim Robeson of Tegeler Insurance was present for Public Comment.  Robeson was concerned the county may not be getting the lowest cost for property and liability insurance.  He asked the Board to consider opening this for bid by private entities.

 

Commissioner Meeting Reports:

 

Vice-Chairman Larry Allen attended the Riverton Regional Airport meeting.

 

Chairman Becker attended a meeting with BLM for the Dry Creek Road project.

 

Chairman Becker also met with State Water Engineer to assess and discuss the LeClair Canal about the obvious concern of potential flooding.

 

Commissioner Thomas had been contacted with concerns of pallets being wired into county culverts to keep livestock out during the summer are now causing flooding and property damage.

 

Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton presented a Standard Agreement for Professional Services with DOWL for the Mortimore Lane Reconstruction – Phase 1 project.  This a 1% fund project and the contract is not to exceed $153,820 for the Construction Phase Services.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve this agreement upon approval by Deputy County Attorney Darrough.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Pendleton presented the Right-of-Way Grant for the Dry Creek Road project with the BLM.  The proposed Dry Creek Road right-of-way grant is a perpetual easement for a Fremont County Road #10 connecting State Highway 136 to the Natrona County Road system.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve the Right-of-Way Grant for the Dry Creek Road project with the BLM.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Pendleton also presented the Temporary Use Permit for the Dry Creek Road project with the BLM.  This permit grants usage of approximately 9.74 acres necessary for the project.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve the Temporary Use Permit for the Dry Creek Road project with the BLM.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Pendleton presented an application to extend the right-of-way on Federal Lands for the Alkali Creek Culvert Replacement project on East Fork Road.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the Application for Transportation and Utility Systems and Facilities on Federal Lands to extend the current Right-of-Way for the Alkali Creek Culvert Replacement on East Fork Road.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Chairman Becker asked Pendleton to update the board on the activities of the 1% fund committee.

 

Guardian EMS representative Bill Hetzel and Fremont County Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor (Lander) Brad Meredith were present for a monthly update.

 

Central Museum Director Scott Goetz gave an update.

 

Goetz requested to fill a part time Museum Assistant position which is already budgeted for in the current Museum Budget.  This position is a part time, 10 hour per week position in the Riverton Museum.  He currently has two full time and one part time employees at the Riverton Museum.  Larry Allen moved, and Ray Price seconded, to authorize refilling of this part time Museum Assistant position.  Voting against the motion: Chairman Becker due to his concern that more budget cuts are expected in the next fiscal year.  Motion carried.

 

Goetz also requested travel approval for two employees to attend the National Association for Interpretation conference in Deadwood, SD April 5-9th.  This would not be an additional cost to their current Museum Budget.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to authorize the travel to the conference for the said museum staff members with half of the expenses being paid by the RMA and the other half by the Kemmerer Foundation Budget as well as the site credit card could be used for the expenses incurred then reimbursed upon return.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Doug Thompson and Wind River Visitor’s Council Paula McCormick updated the Board on the public meeting held by the BLM on February 7th for public input for improving visitor awareness and management plans for public lands in the South Pass area.

 

Fremont County Wellness Program Coordinator Penny Fahey requested approval for the revision of the Fremont County Wellness Program Description which brings the program description up to date with Cobecon regulations.  Larry Allen moved, and Ray Price seconded, to approve the revised Fremont County Wellness Program Description upon approval by Deputy County Attorney Darrough.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 11:41 a.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on March 7, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

 

/s/      TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

ATTEST:

 

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

February 21, 2017 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                     FEBRUARY 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, and Clarence Thomas.  Commissioner Jennifer McCarty was absent due to personal reasons.  Fremont County Clerk Julie A. Freese was not present for the meeting with Deputy Margy Irvine filling in briefly in her absence.

 

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

 

Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve the Official Minutes of the February 14, 2017 meeting, as amended.  During the Budget Hearing the Board approved Capital Revolving Fund Emergency Repairs to include the Motor Grader transmission repair and purchase of new equipment, a Hotsie Unit ($11,000).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
Advanced Hydraulic & Machine
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$163.96
Ahlers & Company
Family Planning Services
License/Support
$707.68
Airgas USA LLC
Vehicle Maintenance
Supplies
$437.14
Alsco, Inc
Segregated
Laundry
$40.71
B I, Inc
Detention Center
Monthly Charges
$12.00
Bailey Enterprises, Inc
Segregated
Fuel/Supplies
$15,474.22
Bill’s Quality Auto Glass
Vehicle Maintenance
Windshield Repair
$242.94
Capital Business Systems, Inc
Segregated
Supplies/Service Contracts
$116.10
CenturyLink
Segregated
Telecommunication Services
$4,154.41
Charter Communications
Detention Center
Telecommunication Services
$212.88
Communication Technologies, Inc
Dispatch Center
Maintenance Agrmt/Repairs
$200.00
DeGraw, Larry R
County Sheriff
Bailiff
$270.00
Errickson, Carol L.
Detention Center
Sewing Repairs
$57.00
Filemaker, Inc
Youth Services
Filemaker
$599.00
Food Services of America
Detention Center
Prisoner Board
$10,468.42
Fremont County Detention
Detention Center
Inmate Trust Drawer
$39.70
Globalstar USA
Search & Rescue
Satellite Phone Service
$141.92
Grainger
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$429.25
Griswold, Zachary
County Attorney
Reimburse Expenses
$82.50
Gruber Technical, Inc
Detention Facility Trust Fund
Computer Equipment
$14,397.20
Hague Auto Body
Vehicle Maintenance
Repairs & Parts
$2,880.14
Harden, Karen
County Sheriff
Inmate Medical
$119.00
Harnsberger, H Scott
County Treasurer
Reim. Expenses
$233.60
Hasco Industrial Supply
Vehicle Maintenance
Materials/Supplies
$44.14
High Plains Power, Inc
Fremont County Ambulance
Dubois
$221.92
Homax Oil Sales, Inc
Detention Center
Fuel
$42.97
Inland Truck Parts, Co.
Vehicle Maintenance
Repairs/Parts
$286.38
Intoximeters, Inc
Segregated
Inmate Supplies
$773.00
Jeffres, Mary Jo
Detention Center
Evaluation Services
$450.00
Jerry Bornhoft Construction, Inc
Bridge Repair Engineering
Multiple Bridge Repairs
$66,893.52
LCI Trucking & Construction, LLC
Bridge Repair Engineering
Multiple Bridge Repairs
$236,683.16
Lewis, Gary
Detention Center
Inmate Laundry
$154.00
Linton’s Big R Store
Segregated
Uniform Supplies
$169.95
Malcolm, Stephanie
Agriculture Department
Catering/Food
$120.00
McKay, Katherine G.
District Court
Court Appointment
$335.50
Mid-Amer Research Chemical
Vehicle Maintenance
Supplies
$323.19
Miller, Margaret
District Court
Court Appointments
$1,425.00
Mr D’s Food Center, Inc
Detention Center
Supplies
$1,316.26
National Food Group, Inc
Detention Center
Inmate Board
$3,428.94
Noble Medical, Inc
County Sheriff
Drug Testing Supplies
$400.00
Office Shop Inc, The
Segregated
Service Agreement
$369.46
Orion Healthcare Tech. Inc
Segregated
Treatment Program
$4,212.00
Palace Pharmacy
Detention Center
Inmate Rx’s
$10,182.77
Paws for Life
County Sheriff
Animal Boarding
$315.00
Phillips, Adam E.
District Court
Court Representation
$693.75
R C Lock & Key
County Buildings
Keys/Supplies/Services
$9.25
Radar Shop, Inc
County Sheriff
Radar Equipment
$819.00
Reed, Autum M.
County Elections
Election Judge
$5.20
Reed’s Moghaun Office Supply
Agriculture Department
Office Supplies
$32.45
Remote Satellite Systems
Search & Rescue
Equipment
$48.95
Riverton Ranger, Inc
Support Services
Advertising
$1,724.50
Riverton Tire & Oil Co., Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Tires/Parts/Services
$361.85
Sammons Oil Co, Inc
Transportation
Kerosene
$100.00
Shoshoni Pioneer
Support Services
Advertising
$57.00
Six Robblees’ Inc
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$311.53
Skaggs Companies, Inc
Segregated
Uniforms/Supplies
$722.22
Smith Medical Partners LLC
Family Planning Services
Medical Supplies
$124.04
Stroupe Pest Control, Inc
County Buildings
Pest Control
$115.00
Stryker Sales Corporation
Fremont County Ambulance
Stretcher Lease Payment
$1,257.53
Swanson Services Corporation
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$416.00
Sweetwater County Sheriff
Detention Center
Inmate Housing/Medical
$6,440.48
Telewest IV, Inc
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$500.00
Thompson, Codi S., RD
Detention Center
Contract Services
$115.80
Tweed’s Wholesale, Co
Segregated
Supplies
$8,384.22
Tyler Technologies, Inc
County Clerk
Implementation Quickdocs
$70.00
U.S. Identification Manual
County Clerk
Manual Updates
$82.50
Valley Lumber & Supply Co., Inc
County Buildings – Detention
Materials/Supplies
$73.51
Verizon Wireless
Segregated
Wireless Service
$298.46
W C & P A A
County Attorney
Dues
$700.00
West Payment Center
Segregated
Various Charges
$907.71
Western Printing, Inc
Segregated
Printed Supplies
$161.25
Witness
County Attorney
Witness Mileage
$74.80
Wy Public Health Laboratory
Family Planning Services
Lab Fees/Supplies
$378.00
Wyoming Dept of Transportation
Segregated
WYDOT Fuel
$2,651.08
Wyoming First Aid & Safety Supply
Vehicle Maintenance
Supplies
$16.77
Wyoming Machinery Co
Segregated
Parts/Service
$2,081.08
Wyoming Waste Systems
Segregated
Services
$2,544.24

$411,905.10
The following items in the Signature File were reviewed: 1) Record of Proceedings.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve an amendment to the Certified Resolution 2017-01 to replace James A. Massman, former Deputy County Treasurer, with James A. Anderson, new Deputy County Treasurer.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve the service agreement with Western Health Screening Corporate Wellness for Fremont County Employee Wellness.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  1) Letter of concern from Park County Commissioner’s Office addressed to Acting Regional Forester Brian Ferebee for the replacement of Forest Supervisor Joe Alexander leaving the Shoshone National Forest.  Chairman Becker will draft a letter of concern for the Board to sign;  2) Notice of Interagency Meeting from Forest Service District Ranger Rick Metzger to be held at the Fire Academy May 11th at 9 am.  Chairman Becker is planning to attend;  3) Notice of Special Meeting of the Lander City Council on possible litigation to be held at the Lander City Hall on February 22nd at 6:30 pm.

 

Tim Robeson of Tegeler Insurance was present for Public Comment.  Robeson was concerned the county may not be getting the lowest cost for property and liability insurance.  He asked the Board to consider opening this for bid by private entities.  If done before July 1st it could be implemented during the next fiscal year if it was cheaper than the county’s current insurance.  Chairman Becker said the county currently has WARM through LGLP and will look in to his request.

 

Commissioner Meeting Reports:

 

Vice-Chairman Larry Allen attended the Riverton Regional Airport meeting.  He said air travel through Riverton has increased steadily.  January reported 746 enplanements.  Great Lakes and Denver Air Connection have several incoming and outgoing flights a day directly to Denver.  They want to speak to the Board about budget matching.

 

Chairman Becker attended a meeting with BLM for the Dry Creek Road project.  Deputy County Attorney Jodi Darrough and Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton were also in attendance.  The agreement and details for this project have been six years in the making and finally an agreement has been made to start this project.  Chairman Becker appreciated Darrough and Pendleton’s dedication and hard work to seeing this come to fruition.

 

Chairman Becker also met with State Water Engineer to assess and discuss the LeClair Canal about the obvious concern of potential flooding.  There are options to help lessen the impact of major spring runoff and keep the ditch intact for Riverton’s drinking water and canal users.  It seems manageable at this point if everyone works together but there are still a lot of concerns.

 

Commissioner Thomas had been contacted with concerns of pallets being wired into county culverts to keep livestock out during the summer are now causing flooding and property damage.  One such obstructed culvert is on Trout Creek Road.  Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton stated it was not uncommon for landowners to install irrigation pipe inside of the county’s drainage culverts to convey water from one side of the road to the other.  Pendleton stated that is not acceptable and that landowners need to obtain a utility access permit and construct irrigation culverts at a separate location under the road.  Blocking the county’s drainage culverts causes flooding and can damage the roadway.  Utility access permit applications can be obtained from the County website under Transportation or by calling the (307) 332-1039.  Chairman Becker asked Pendleton to write a press release to ask landowners and tenants to remove all obstructions from county culverts so as to help with the spring runoff and lessen the flood potential in these areas and acquire utility permits as needed.  Pendleton said he would take a piece of equipment up to Trout Creek Road to remove the pallet and clear the obstructed culvert and assess the damage the obstruction caused.

 

Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton presented a Standard Agreement for Professional Services with DOWL for the Mortimore Lane Reconstruction – Phase 1 project.  This a 1% fund project and the contract is not to exceed $153,820 for the Construction Phase Services.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve this agreement upon approval by Deputy County Attorney Darrough.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Pendleton presented the Right-of-Way Grant for the Dry Creek Road project with the BLM.  The proposed Dry Creek Road right-of-way grant is a perpetual easement for a Fremont County Road #10 connecting State Highway 136 to the Natrona County Road system.  The total length of the road is 7.57 miles.  The application to start the Dry Creek Road project was submitted in November of 2011 with almost six years of work an agreement has been made.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve the Right-of-Way Grant for the Dry Creek Road project with the BLM.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Pendleton also presented the Temporary Use Permit for the Dry Creek Road project with the BLM.  This permit grants usage of approximately 9.74 acres necessary for the project.  The Rattlesnake Quarry reclamation project in Natrona County is being conducted by the AML under a separate contract.  The AML, as part of that project, is crushing gravel surfacing materials for the Dry Creek Road project.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve the Temporary Use Permit for the Dry Creek Road project with the BLM.  Motion carried unanimously.  The project is funded through Wyoming DEQ AML Division and Wyoming Business Council and may be out for bid this year.  The board appreciated Dave Pendleton and Jodi Darrough’s dedication to the Dry Creek Road project.

 

Pendleton presented an application to extend the right-of-way on Federal Lands for the Alkali Creek Culvert Replacement project on East Fork Road.  The two culverts that exist now are under sized and will be replaced with a bottomless arch culvert by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department but the current right-of-way needs extended roughly 20 feet to accommodate the new culvert.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the Application for Transportation and Utility Systems and Facilities on Federal Lands to extend the current Right-of-Way for the Alkali Creek Culvert Replacement on East Fork Road.  Motion carried unanimously.  Pendleton stated plans show East Fork Road would have a detour of one lane traffic during construction which is planned for September or October of this year.

 

Chairman Becker asked Pendleton to update the board on the activities of the 1% fund committee.  The board would like to add members to help with the tasks of that committee.  Chairman Becker also asked Pendleton to provide an updated road priority list as it may have changed with the recent flooding.  He was concerned about Beaver Creek Road and the drainage issues it was having.  Pendleton stated it and other residential roads are a concern and need shaped and molded then graveled using 1% funds.  The board agrees and that the county needs to acquire more gravel sources to meet the needs of the county.

 

Guardian EMS representative Bill Hetzel and Fremont County Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor (Lander) Brad Meredith were present for a monthly update.  The January 2017 report was reviewed that totaled 510 runs (911 calls only).  Percentage of total runs for the top four sites are:  Riverton (45.68%); Lander (27.84%); Fort Washakie (5.68%); and Ethete (5.49%).  Average Unit Notified to Unit En Route is 1.70 minutes; Average Unit En Route to Unit on Scene is 7.43 minutes; Average Unit on Scene to Unit Left Scene is 19.90 minutes and Average Unit Left Scene to Unit Arrived at Destination is 10.75 minutes.  Hetzel stated these times are well below the national average.  Guardian EMS has one Basic EMT and one Advanced EMT position open and are in the interview process for these positions.  They continue to have issues with volunteers (training, workers compensation, background checks, etc.).  The contract to have Fremont County Vehicle Maintenance service the ambulances is in the final draft stage.  Cleaning of the sump in the bay area of the ambulance building was discussed.  Building Maintenance Supervisor JR Oakley was present, stated that AC unit maintenance and snow removal was part of the county responsibility in the tenant agreement.  The sump cleaning was the tenant’s responsibility.

 

Central Museum Director Scott Goetz gave an update.  The Lander museum experienced minor flooding earlier this month.  Precautionary measures have been taken to help prevent future flooding.  He stated the Remington exhibit opening was well attended and gave an update on other traveling exhibits coming to Fremont County as well as those from the Fremont County collection going elsewhere.  Collection management work has been steady at each museum to log collection items into the Past Perfect management system.  Completion is still five to six years out based on the amount of current and incoming artifacts, cleaning up records, and removing duplicates in the system.

 

Goetz requested to fill a part time Museum Assistant position which is already budgeted for in the current Museum Budget.  This position is a part time, 10 hour per week position in the Riverton Museum.  He currently has two full time and one part time employees at the Riverton Museum.  This position would allow the museum to continue to stay open six days a week for revenue potential and meet the needs of the public, museum operations and safety of the facility, the staff and its visitors.  Larry Allen moved, and Ray Price seconded, to authorize refilling of this part time Museum Assistant position.  Voting against the motion: Chairman Becker due to his concern that more budget cuts are expected in the next fiscal year.  This position may be part of making that 10% budget cut so he suggested not filling the position if it was not necessary.  Motion carried.

 

Goetz also requested travel approval for two employees to attend the National Association for Interpretation conference in Deadwood, SD April 5-9th.  This would not be an additional cost to their current Museum Budget.  The Riverton Museum Association (RMA) has agreed to cover registration, meal and travel expenses ($866) for the Riverton Museum Staff Member, Felicity Boepple to attend the conference.  The Dubois Museum can cover the same expenses ($866) for Dubois Museum Staff Member, Johanna Thompson through savings from the CM Ranch Collection in the Kemmerer Foundation Budget.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to authorize the travel to the conference for the said museum staff members with half of the expenses being paid by the RMA and the other half by the Kemmerer Foundation Budget as well as the site credit card could be used for the expenses incurred then reimbursed upon return.  Motion carried unanimously.  This is the budgeted cost for the conference, Goetz hopes it will be less if two staff members attend the conference and can split travel expenses.

 

Doug Thompson and Wind River Visitor’s Council Paula McCormick updated the Board on the public meeting held by the BLM on February 7th for public input for improving visitor awareness and management plans for public lands in the South Pass area.  The focus of the meeting was how to promote the area, define the area’s size, and the best way for visitors to use the area in a productive and safe manner.  More visitors to the area would require more signage, historic preservation, road maintenance, waste removal, safety and lodging.  Thompson wanted the Board to be aware of the potential county impact and possibility of more visitors traveling to Fremont County.  He will keep the Board up to date on how management plan for the South Pass area develops.

 

Fremont County Wellness Program Coordinator Penny Fahey requested approval for the revision of the Fremont County Wellness Program Description which brings the program description up to date with Cobecon regulations.  Larry Allen moved, and Ray Price seconded, to approve the revised Fremont County Wellness Program Description upon approval by Deputy County Attorney Darrough.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 11:41 a.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on March 7, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

/s/      TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

ATTEST:

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

February 14, 2017 (Full Detailed Report)

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING           )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                     FEBRUARY 14, 2017

 

FULL DETAILED REPORT

 

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

 

Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the Official Minutes of the February 7, 2017 meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
A & I Distributors
Vehicle Maintenance
Oil/Fluids
$628.75
A. D. Martin Lumber Co.
Vehicle Maintenance
Materials
$1,493.52
Ace Hardware-Lander
Segregated
Materials/Supplies
$302.11
Airgas USA, LLC
Vehicle Maintenance
Supplies
$54.75
Alsco, Inc.
Segregated
Laundry
$40.71
Amerigas Propane LP
County Buildings
Propane
$2,586.58
Segregated
Health Promotion
Reimburse Expenses
$288.00
Bailey Enterprises, Inc.
Segregated
Fuel/Parts/Service
$20,220.53
Bank of the West
Segregated
Purchases
$38,148.95
Bill’s Quality Auto Glass
Segregated
Glass
$344.36
Boyle Electric, Inc.
County Buildings
Services
$143.37
Bray, Vonni R.
Public Defender
Transcription
$1,229.75
Business Mailing Solutions, Inc.
Support Services
Supplies
$260.00
Campbell, Gerald R.
Segregated
Lysite Road Maintenance
$10,297.71
Capital Business Systems, Inc.
Segregated
Supplies/Service Contracts
$958.63
Cloud Peak Counseling Center
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$1,950.00
Communication Technologies, Inc.
Support Services
Maintenance Agreement/Repairs
$3,489.54
Corporate Benefits Consortium, LLC
Health Benefit Plan
Insurance Services
$4,541.66
Eagle Uniform & Supply, Co.
Vehicle Maintenance
Laundry Services
$63.98
Emergency Power Systems, LLC
County Buildings
Services
$210.00
Federal Express Corp.
County Attorney
Shipping Fees
$71.00
Fremont Chevrolet GMC
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Repairs
$100.28
Fremont Counseling-Lander
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$3,915.00
Fremont County Detention
Detention Center
Inmate Trust Drawer
$86.10
Fremont County Solid Waste
County Buildings
Dump Fees
$215.00
Fremont Motor Riverton, Inc.
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$496.41
Fremont Motors – Lander
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$3,886.66
Fremont Therapy Group, LLC
Detention Center
Inmate Therapy
$2,370.00
Graves, Rod
Road Material Inventory
Big R Bridge
$151,300.00
Griffin, Bette J.
Victim Services – Attorney
Travel
$23.20
Hasco Industrial Supply
Vehicle Maintenance
Materials/Supplies
$507.86
High Plains Power, Inc.
Segregated
Utilities
$1,763.83
Hometown Oil, Co.
Vehicle Maintenance
Clear Diesel
$191.58
Hopkin, Justin
Segregated
County Health Officer
$1,400.00
Jack’s Saw Shop, Inc.
County Buildings
Supplies/Equipment
$32.49
John Deere Financial
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$29.95
Lander, City of
Segregated
Water/Sewer
$1,796.23
McKesson Medical Surgical, Inc.
Public Health
Medical Supplies
$326.23
NAPA Auto Parts- Lander
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$1,300.02
NAPA Auto Parts- Riverton
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$613.64
National Business Systems, Inc.
County Treasurer
Postage Prepayment
$1,000.00
Natrona County Attorney
Health & Welfare
Title 25 Services
$2,969.00
Norco, Inc.
Segregated
Rentals, Oxygen, Supplies
$3,581.65
Office Shop Inc., The
Segregated
Service Agreement
$262.73
O’Reilly Automotive, Inc.
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$36.09
Pavillion, Town of
County Buildings
Water
$83.00
Post, Raymond
County Buildings
Car Wash
$21.04
Reed’s Moghaun Office Supply
County Attorney
Office Supplies
$34.99
Riverton, City of
County Buildings
Water/Sewer
$89.41
Rocky Mountain Power
Segregated
Utilities
$13,649.25
SageWest Health Care
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$4,263.00
Schoneberger, Valerie
Public Defender
Rent
$450.00
Selby’s
Segregated
Maintenance & Supplies
$200.00
Shoshoni, Town of
Transportation
Water/Sewer
$50.00
Shroyer, Tiffany
Victim Services – Attorney
Reimburse Expenses
$58.00
Society for Nutrition
Agriculture Department
Dues /Education
$200.00
Spoonhunter, Leslie
Fremont County WIC
Supplies
$4.20
State of Wyoming
Public Defender
Office Rent
$1,650.00
Stevens, Cynthia B. MD
CAST
Clinical Supervision
$300.00
Sweetwater Aire, LLC
County Buildings – Detention
Services/Materials
$112.50
Terrance R. Martin PC
Public Defender
Rent
$450.00
Traveling Computers
Computer Services
Server Virtualization Project
$311.50
T-Y Excavation, Inc.
Transportation
Road Maintenance
$44,284.82
Verizon Wireless
Segregated
Phone Service
$99.44
WCS Telecom
Segregated
Phone Service
$692.99
Western Printing, Inc
Clerk of District Court
Printed Supplies
$1,035.19
Wilkerson, James A, IV, MD PC
County Coroner
Autopsy
$1,165.00
Wilson, Desiree
Public Defender
Rent
$450.00
WY Assoc. of Co. Ag Agents
Agriculture Department
Association Dues
$150.00
WY Dept. of Transportation
Vehicle Maintenance
New Plate
$5.00
Wyoming Behavioral Institute
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$3,425.00

$338,762.18
 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed: 1) Certificates of Participation for County–Appointed Board Members; and 2) Record of Proceedings.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve Fremont County Bank of the West Credit Card Application for Karla Davis with a credit limit of $5,000.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve Letter of Support for the Gatekeeping Demonstration Grant to benefit people served through the Title 25 Program.  Motion carried unanimously.   Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Official Bond and Oath for Larry Allen.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Several people were present for Public Comment.

 

Lindy Linn introduced herself to the Board as the field representative for Congresswoman Liz Cheney.

 

Jeff Milton and Mike Franchini from the Dubois Fire District talked about the Mineral Royalty Grant they were applying for to fund a Regional Emergency Response Training Facility.  Milton stated this facility could be used by all agencies for training and would save Dubois personnel from traveling 80 miles to Riverton to use their facility.  The total amount required for the project was $375,000, of which 60% ($225,000) would be requested from grant funding, and the remaining portion ($121,000), was already in place from the 3 mill levy funds.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the submission of the application of the Dubois Fire District for a State Loan and Investment Fund Mineral Royalty Grant by providing a letter of support.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Sam Browall was present to make the Board aware that the material used on Hillcrest Drive is damaging vehicles of area residents and the recent wind is blowing the material onto their property and they are fearful it may kill trees and vegetation.  Chairman Becker said he would let Dave Pendleton, Fremont County Transportation Superintendent, aware of the concerns, and also encouraged him to contact Pendleton as well.

There being no further public comment, Sheriff Skip Hornecker gave his monthly update.  Detention statistics were reviewed as follows:

Total Roster               In House                     Out of County (Juveniles)

January 2016             146                             121                             2

January 2017             147                             130                             2

January 9, 2017         137                             119                             2

February 13, 2017    135                             119                             2

 

Of the total 135 inmates, 54 (54 in-house, 0 out of facility) are sentenced.  There were 184 intakes recorded in January 2017.  Eighty-one of the inmates in Detention are pre-adjudicated.  There are currently two open certified positions in the Detention Center, both due to recent lateral transfers.  One applicant for this area pulled their application and the other is scheduled for a psychological this week.  Three other certified applicants are currently in the background process.  One civilian control position is currently open with an applicant in the background process.  One cook position is still open as the last applicant processed failed in the background stage.  One detention deputy is attending Detention Basic at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy.  Communications:  There were two new employees hired since the last report.  There is still one unfilled position in the communications division, with two applicants in the final stages of pre-employment requirements with psychological testing scheduled for this week.  Patrol/Enforcement: All patrol positions have been filled.  One of the newest patrol deputies is just one week into her Peace Officer Basic training.  The two lateral transfers from detention into patrol are still slated to begin their Peace Officer training in April.  Chairman Becker asked what the time frame is for a new hire in a certified position to be placed on the schedule.  Hornecker stated the application process takes six to eight weeks then after Detention Basic at WLEA and in house training it takes about a year before they will be on the schedule.

 

There was three days of active shooter training with other area agencies.  Also the year-end report should be out mid-March.  The recent flooding came on too quickly to prepare for it and he stated the main focus was keeping people safe, monitoring the bridges and water so as to warn people downstream.  There was a lot of valuable communication during the flooding between all agencies to keep safety a priority and prepare damage assessment.  He was able to keep the overtime down this weekend through the flooding event as it helped that it was only a two day event.  Chairman Becker stated he hopes people will continue to take action to prepare for potential future run off.

 

Chairman Becker presented Resolution No. 2017-04 regarding State of Emergency on Behalf of Fremont County Flooding.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2017-04.  Motion carried unanimously.  This resolution, following meetings with Office of Homeland Security, is effective February 9, 2017 and continues to be in effect until flooding is no longer a threat to Fremont County which could be late spring.

 

Commissioner Meeting Reports:

 

Commissioner Thomas gave an update on Public Health.  Kathleen Laidlaw was selected as the Fremont County Public Health Nursing Manager to replace Julie Twist, who retired.  Thomas also was invited by the University of Wyoming Extension to attend and spoke at the Farm and Ranch Days in Riverton.  He also attended a meeting with the UW Extension.

 

Vice-Chairman Allen after attending a Fair Board meeting, stated rentals of the facilities were down in January and February compared to years past, most likely due to the weather.  However, March through May, both the Fremont Center and the Fairgrounds are booked solid for various events.  He was busy all weekend assisting with the flooding efforts.  He has not received a report from the Red Cross on the flooding in Hudson.

 

Chairman Becker wanted to remind everyone that Vice-Chairman Allen is the point of contact for the Board in response to a disaster.  The Chairman was also very busy helping with the flooding and also working on the details for Resolution No. 2017-04 with the Office of Homeland Security.

 

Elected Officials reports:

 

Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese introduced Joseph Felix to the Board who was recently hired to fill the vacant Financial Assistant position.  Clerk Freese gave an update on budget packets.  She presented an updated Memorandum for inclusion in the budget packets from the Commission and stated budget hearings would be scheduled for April.  The Board will not require hearings for social services (only if requested by the Board), larger budgets like Transportation and Sheriff budget hearings should be closer to the end, and Solid Waste and Weed & Pest would need to have hearings with the Board prior to holding their individual public hearings.  Vice-Chairman Allen wanted to remind the Departments to not spend unless it is absolutely necessary.

 

Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen was present for his monthly update.  He requested permission to begin the process of seeking one replacement “occasional” deputy for the Dubois area.  This position is on an “as needed” basis.  There were three deputies available in Dubois; however, one deputy let her certification expire, one deputy has semi-retired at age 70, is still certified and on staff but available to assist on major incidents only, and the remaining  deputy is age 71 and still available for all calls, essentially only leaving one active staff member in the Dubois area.  The “occasional” staff are only paid when used or trained, with no added benefits cost.  Dubois staff are vital first responders to major incidents in that area, such as traffic fatalities or other non-natural deaths.  Total wages for “occasional” staff this fiscal year is $436.43 as of January 2017.  To hire one would be replacing the two deputies.  This would give the Dubois area two “occasional” deputies once the new hire was fully trained.  So essentially the major cost of the new hire would be in training which would not impact the Coroner budget until 2018 since the certified training is only available once a year in the spring.  With the new arrangements for toxicology billing that were implemented January 1, 2017 are showing a 15 to 20% reduction in testing costs, which will help the contractual line item of the budget.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve hiring of one “occasional” deputy for the Dubois area at the entry level wage scale.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Stratmoen gave an update on a cemetery at the Wyoming Life Resource Center for indigent and unclaimed burials.  The Final MOU proposal is currently being reviewed by WLRC and will be reviewed by Deputy County Attorney Jodi Darrough prior to coming to the Board for approval.  Chairman Becker appreciated Coroner Stratmoen and Vice-Chairman Allen’s several years of effort to have this cemetery in place.  Stratmoen stated that unclaimed burials cost the county $1,800 each time with this cemetery that cost would be $300 per burial.  He also stated Representative Larsen has also been very supportive and involved to keep this moving along at his level.

 

Jim Anderson, former Financial Assistant and County Clerk Julie Freese reviewed the advertised Budget Transfers and Capital Assets within Fremont County’s FY 2016-2017 budget.  Anderson corrected the advertised information as follows:  $1,260,000 was changed to $630,000 for the Mortimore Lane Reconstruction – Phase I project and $100,000 was changed to $50,000 for the Hall Creek Road Realignment project.  A new equipment request for a Hotsy Unit ($11,000) was also reviewed for inclusion under the Capital Revolving Fund Emergency Repairs amount, in addition to the advertised motor grader transmission repair ($40,000).  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to authorize and correct the advertisement amounts of the budget transfer of $630,000 for the Mortimore Lane Reconstruction – Phase 1 project from the Infrastructure Projects (1% fund), budget transfer of $50,000 for the Hall Creek Road Realignment project from the Road Construction Fund, and the Capital Assets increase from $100,000 to $120,000 for the Capital Revolving Fund Emergency Repairs to include the Motor Grader transmission repair and Hotsy Unit.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas, seconded to approve Resolution No. 2017-05 “FY 2016-17 Budget Amendment No. 4” for the Budget Transfers and Capital Assets.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

UW Extension Chairperson Alex Malcolm and Administrative Assistant Kim Collins gave an update on personnel.  Priscilla Sims retired in January and they are looking at options not to replace that position.  Wyoming Work Force Service will have no programs available to use as they have in the past for temporary summer time assistance.  They are looking into other programs and options and will report back to the Board at a later date.

 

Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session with Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton and DOWL Engineer Kasey Jones regarding potential litigation.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.  While in session, Deputy County Attorney Jodi Darrough and Chairman Becker both objected to the subject matter being in Executive session.  Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton presented for approval the Notice of Award for the Mortimore Lane Reconstruction – Phase 1 project.  The lowest bid was $1,445,331.50 from Jerry Bornhoft Construction.  Price moved, Larry Allen seconded to award Jerry Bornhoft Construction, Inc. a construction contract for Mortimore Lane Reconstruction – Phase 1 project upon document review and approval by Deputy County Attorney Jodi Darrough and WYDOT award concurrence.  Motion carried unanimously.  The project involves complete reconstruction between the roadway between Middle Fork Bridge and Sinks Canyon highway with completion by November 1, 2017.

 

Dave Pendleton presented Federal Lands Access Program Project Memorandum of Agreement for the East Fork Road – Wiggins Fork Bridge Replacement Project.  This project will be completed by the Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division and Fremont County’s responsibility in this project is $237,750, which is funded through the Infrastructure Projects (1% fund), 9.51% of the total project cost of $2.5 million.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve the Federal Lands Access Program Project Memorandum of Agreement for the East Fork Road – Wiggins Fork Bridge Replacement Project.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Dave Pendleton presented Federal Lands Access Program Project Memorandum of Agreement for the Horse Creek Road Reconstruction Project.  The project begins at State Highway 26 and ends 0.8 miles north at the cattleguard, the County’s widened portion of the road.  This project will be completed by the Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division and Fremont County’s responsibility in this project is $326,845, which is funded through the Infrastructure Projects (1% fund), 9.51% of the total project cost of $3,436,845.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Federal Lands Access Program Project Memorandum of Agreement for the Horse Creek Road Reconstruction Project.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Dave Pendleton presented an Agreement between Owner and Contractor for Construction Contract for the Multiple Bridge Repairs – Project MUG Replacement project with 71 Construction.  Signatures were obtained to proceed with the project.

 

Dave Pendleton also presented the LCI Trucking payment application for the Multiple Bridge Repairs Project SA-1 to be in the bills for payment the following meeting.

 

The board interviewed Jane Lynn for a 1 ½ year vacancy on the Fremont County Library Board.   Later in the meeting after discussion, Clarence Thomas moved, Ray Price seconded, to appoint Jane Lynn to the 1 ½ year vacancy on the Fremont County Library Board.  Voting against the motion: Chairman Becker.  Motion carried.

 

Emergency Management Coordinator Assistant Vonda Huish and City of Lander Fire Chief Nick Hudson presented an update on the recent flooding in Fremont County and the efforts involved in the incident.  Areas affected were Lander (Baldwin Creek), Lyons Valley, Hudson (Popo Agie), and Riverton (Beaver Creek).

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 11:53 a.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on February 21, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

 

/s/      TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

ATTEST:

 

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

February 14, 2017 (Official Minutes)

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING           )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                     FEBRUARY 14, 2017

 

OFFICIAL MINUTES

 

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

 

Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the Official Minutes of the February 7, 2017 meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
A & I Distributors
Vehicle Maintenance
Oil/Fluids
$628.75
A. D. Martin Lumber Co.
Vehicle Maintenance
Materials
$1,493.52
Ace Hardware-Lander
Segregated
Materials/Supplies
$302.11
Airgas USA, LLC
Vehicle Maintenance
Supplies
$54.75
Alsco, Inc.
Segregated
Laundry
$40.71
Amerigas Propane LP
County Buildings
Propane
$2,586.58
Segregated
Health Promotion
Reimburse Expenses
$288.00
Bailey Enterprises, Inc.
Segregated
Fuel/Parts/Service
$20,220.53
Bank of the West
Segregated
Purchases
$38,148.95
Bill’s Quality Auto Glass
Segregated
Glass
$344.36
Boyle Electric, Inc.
County Buildings
Services
$143.37
Bray, Vonni R.
Public Defender
Transcription
$1,229.75
Business Mailing Solutions, Inc.
Support Services
Supplies
$260.00
Campbell, Gerald R.
Segregated
Lysite Road Maintenance
$10,297.71
Capital Business Systems, Inc.
Segregated
Supplies/Service Contracts
$958.63
Cloud Peak Counseling Center
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$1,950.00
Communication Technologies, Inc.
Support Services
Maintenance Agreement/Repairs
$3,489.54
Corporate Benefits Consortium, LLC
Health Benefit Plan
Insurance Services
$4,541.66
Eagle Uniform & Supply, Co.
Vehicle Maintenance
Laundry Services
$63.98
Emergency Power Systems, LLC
County Buildings
Services
$210.00
Federal Express Corp.
County Attorney
Shipping Fees
$71.00
Fremont Chevrolet GMC
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Repairs
$100.28
Fremont Counseling-Lander
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$3,915.00
Fremont County Detention
Detention Center
Inmate Trust Drawer
$86.10
Fremont County Solid Waste
County Buildings
Dump Fees
$215.00
Fremont Motor Riverton, Inc.
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$496.41
Fremont Motors – Lander
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$3,886.66
Fremont Therapy Group, LLC
Detention Center
Inmate Therapy
$2,370.00
Graves, Rod
Road Material Inventory
Big R Bridge
$151,300.00
Griffin, Bette J.
Victim Services – Attorney
Travel
$23.20
Hasco Industrial Supply
Vehicle Maintenance
Materials/Supplies
$507.86
High Plains Power, Inc.
Segregated
Utilities
$1,763.83
Hometown Oil, Co.
Vehicle Maintenance
Clear Diesel
$191.58
Hopkin, Justin
Segregated
County Health Officer
$1,400.00
Jack’s Saw Shop, Inc.
County Buildings
Supplies/Equipment
$32.49
John Deere Financial
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$29.95
Lander, City of
Segregated
Water/Sewer
$1,796.23
McKesson Medical Surgical, Inc.
Public Health
Medical Supplies
$326.23
NAPA Auto Parts- Lander
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$1,300.02
NAPA Auto Parts- Riverton
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$613.64
National Business Systems, Inc.
County Treasurer
Postage Prepayment
$1,000.00
Natrona County Attorney
Health & Welfare
Title 25 Services
$2,969.00
Norco, Inc.
Segregated
Rentals, Oxygen, Supplies
$3,581.65
Office Shop Inc., The
Segregated
Service Agreement
$262.73
O’Reilly Automotive, Inc.
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts/Supplies
$36.09
Pavillion, Town of
County Buildings
Water
$83.00
Post, Raymond
County Buildings
Car Wash
$21.04
Reed’s Moghaun Office Supply
County Attorney
Office Supplies
$34.99
Riverton, City of
County Buildings
Water/Sewer
$89.41
Rocky Mountain Power
Segregated
Utilities
$13,649.25
SageWest Health Care
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$4,263.00
Schoneberger, Valerie
Public Defender
Rent
$450.00
Selby’s
Segregated
Maintenance & Supplies
$200.00
Shoshoni, Town of
Transportation
Water/Sewer
$50.00
Shroyer, Tiffany
Victim Services – Attorney
Reimburse Expenses
$58.00
Society for Nutrition
Agriculture Department
Dues /Education
$200.00
Spoonhunter, Leslie
Fremont County WIC
Supplies
$4.20
State of Wyoming
Public Defender
Office Rent
$1,650.00
Stevens, Cynthia B. MD
CAST
Clinical Supervision
$300.00
Sweetwater Aire, LLC
County Buildings – Detention
Services/Materials
$112.50
Terrance R. Martin PC
Public Defender
Rent
$450.00
Traveling Computers
Computer Services
Server Virtualization Project
$311.50
T-Y Excavation, Inc.
Transportation
Road Maintenance
$44,284.82
Verizon Wireless
Segregated
Phone Service
$99.44
WCS Telecom
Segregated
Phone Service
$692.99
Western Printing, Inc
Clerk of District Court
Printed Supplies
$1,035.19
Wilkerson, James A, IV, MD PC
County Coroner
Autopsy
$1,165.00
Wilson, Desiree
Public Defender
Rent
$450.00
WY Assoc. of Co. Ag Agents
Agriculture Department
Association Dues
$150.00
WY Dept. of Transportation
Vehicle Maintenance
New Plate
$5.00
Wyoming Behavioral Institute
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$3,425.00

$338,762.18
The following items in the Signature File were reviewed: 1) Certificates of Participation for County–Appointed Board Members; and 2) Record of Proceedings.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve Fremont County Bank of the West Credit Card Application for Karla Davis with a credit limit of $5,000.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve Letter of Support for the Gatekeeping Demonstration Grant to benefit people served through the Title 25 Program.  Motion carried unanimously.   Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Official Bond and Oath for Larry Allen.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Several people were present for Public Comment.

 

Lindy Linn introduced herself to the Board as the field representative for Congresswoman Liz Cheney.

 

Jeff Milton and Mike Franchini from the Dubois Fire District talked about the Mineral Royalty Grant they were applying for to fund a Regional Emergency Response Training Facility.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the submission of the application of the Dubois Fire District for a State Loan and Investment Fund Mineral Royalty Grant by providing a letter of support.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Sam Browall was present to make the Board aware that the material used on Hillcrest Drive is damaging vehicles of area residents and the recent wind is blowing the material onto their property and they are fearful it may kill trees and vegetation.  Chairman Becker said he would let Dave Pendleton, Fremont County Transportation Superintendent, aware of the concerns, and also encouraged him to contact Pendleton as well.

 

There being no further public comment, Sheriff Skip Hornecker gave his monthly update.

 

Chairman Becker presented Resolution No. 2017-04 regarding State of Emergency on Behalf of Fremont County Flooding.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2017-04.  Motion carried unanimously.  This resolution, following meetings with Office of Homeland Security, is effective February 9, 2017 and continues to be in effect until flooding is no longer a threat to Fremont County which could be late spring.

 

Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese introduced Joseph Felix to the Board who was recently hired to fill the vacant Financial Assistant position.  Clerk Freese gave an update on budget packets.

 

Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen was present for his monthly update.  He requested permission to begin the process of seeking one replacement “occasional” deputy for the Dubois area.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve hiring of one “occasional” deputy for the Dubois area at the entry level wage scale.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Stratmoen gave an update on a cemetery at the Wyoming Life Resource Center for indigent and unclaimed burials.

 

Jim Anderson, former Financial Assistant and County Clerk Julie Freese reviewed the advertised Budget Transfers and Capital Assets within Fremont County’s FY 2016-2017 budget.  Anderson corrected the advertised information as follows:  $1,260,000 was changed to $630,000 for the Mortimore Lane Reconstruction – Phase I project and $100,000 was changed to $50,000 for the Hall Creek Road Realignment project.  A new equipment request for a Hotsy Unit ($11,000) was also reviewed for inclusion under the Capital Revolving Fund Emergency Repairs amount, in addition to the advertised motor grader transmission repair ($40,000).  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to authorize and correct the advertisement amounts of the budget transfer of $630,000 for the Mortimore Lane Reconstruction – Phase 1 project from the Infrastructure Projects (1% fund), budget transfer of $50,000 for the Hall Creek Road Realignment project from the Road Construction Fund, and the Capital Assets increase from $100,000 to $120,000 for the Capital Revolving Fund Emergency Repairs to include the Motor Grader transmission repair and Hotsy Unit.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas, seconded to approve Resolution No. 2017-05 “FY 2016-17 Budget Amendment No. 4” for the Budget Transfers and Capital Assets.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

UW Extension Chairperson Alex Malcolm and Administrative Assistant Kim Collins gave an update on personnel.  Priscilla Sims retired in January and they are looking at options not to replace that position.

 

Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session with Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton and DOWL Engineer Kasey Jones regarding potential litigation.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.  While in session, Deputy County Attorney Jodi Darrough and Chairman Becker both objected to the subject matter being in Executive session.  Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton presented for approval the Notice of Award for the Mortimore Lane Reconstruction – Phase 1 project.  The lowest bid was $1,445,331.50 from Jerry Bornhoft Construction.  Price moved, Larry Allen seconded to award Jerry Bornhoft Construction, Inc. a construction contract for Mortimore Lane Reconstruction – Phase 1 project upon document review and approval by Deputy County Attorney Jodi Darrough and WYDOT award concurrence.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Dave Pendleton presented Federal Lands Access Program Project Memorandum of Agreement for the East Fork Road – Wiggins Fork Bridge Replacement Project.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve the Federal Lands Access Program Project Memorandum of Agreement for the East Fork Road – Wiggins Fork Bridge Replacement Project.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Dave Pendleton presented Federal Lands Access Program Project Memorandum of Agreement for the Horse Creek Road Reconstruction Project.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Federal Lands Access Program Project Memorandum of Agreement for the Horse Creek Road Reconstruction Project.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Dave Pendleton presented an Agreement between Owner and Contractor for Construction Contract for the Multiple Bridge Repairs – Project MUG Replacement project with 71 Construction.

 

Dave Pendleton also presented the LCI Trucking payment application for the Multiple Bridge Repairs Project SA-1 to be in the bills for payment the following meeting.

 

The board interviewed Jane Lynn for a 1 ½ year vacancy on the Fremont County Library Board.   Later in the meeting after discussion, Clarence Thomas moved, Ray Price seconded, to appoint Jane Lynn to the 1 ½ year vacancy on the Fremont County Library Board.  Voting against the motion: Chairman Becker.  Motion carried.

 

Emergency Management Coordinator Assistant Vonda Huish and City of Lander Fire Chief Nick Hudson presented an update on the recent flooding in Fremont County and the efforts involved in the incident.  Areas affected were Lander (Baldwin Creek), Lyons Valley, Hudson (Popo Agie), and Riverton (Beaver Creek).

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 11:53 a.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on February 21, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

 

/s/      TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

ATTEST:

 

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

February 7, 2017 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                       FEBRUARY 7, 2017

 

OFFICIAL MINUTES

 

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

 

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

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the Official Minutes of the January 24, 2017 meeting.   Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
A & I Distributors
Vehicle Maintenance
Oil/Fluids
$2,560.19
Advanced Hydraulic & Machine
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$592.14
Alexander, Robyn
Clerk of District Court
Reimburse Expenses
$55.20
Alsco, Inc.
Segregated
Laundry
$81.42
Ameda, Inc.
Public Health
Breast Pumps
$1,896.00
American Family & Life Ins.
Segregated
Insurance
$10,660.57
American Heritage Life Ins.
Segregated
Insurance
$35.62
Amerigas
County Buildings
Propane
$748.29
Anesthesia Assoc. of Laramie LLC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$1,521.00
AXA Equitable Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$16.00
AXA Equitable PEDC
Segregated
Annuity
$250.00
B & B Enterprises LLC
Transportation
Signs/Supplies
$854.80
Bank of  the West
Investment Pool
Bank Charges
$887.62
Bell-Milby, Susan A.
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$200.00
Best Western Ramkota
County Sheriff
Lodging/Meals
$83.00
Biddle Consulting Group
Dispatch Center
Maintenance Agreement
$636.61
Bill Jones Plumbing & Heating
Detention Facility Trust Fund
Materials/Services
$29,847.00
Bill Jones Plumbing & Heating
Segregated
Materials/Services
$4,895.66
Bill’s Quality Auto Glass
Vehicle Maintenance
Windshield Repair
$376.20
Black Hills Energy
Segregated
Utility Service
$21,142.17
Bloedorn Lumber-Lander
County Buildings
Materials/Services
$67.46
Blue Cross Blue Shield of WY
Co. Admin
Health Insurance
$570,283.29
Blue Cross Blue Shield of WY
Co. Admin
Health Insurance Claims
$32,311.88
Bowdel, Steven P.
Detention Center
Medical Services
$1,237.50
Boyle Electric, Inc.
Detention Facility Trust Fund
Electrical Services
$5,711.42
Bull’s Service & Towing LLC
Vehicle Maintenance
Towing/Repair Services
$232.00
Capital Business Systems, Inc.
Segregated
Supplies/Service Contracts
$691.84
Carroll Septic Service
Transportation
Septic Services
$150.00
CenturyLink
Agriculture Department
Telephone Services
$645.89
Charter Communications
Segregated
Internet/Television Services
$332.37
Child Support Services/ORS
Payroll
Child Support
$564.00
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Payroll
Garnishment
$663.70
Clifford, Gregory P. MD PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$6,676.00
Collection Professionals Ins.
Payroll
Garnishment
$100.00
Colonial Life & Accident Ins.
Segregated
Insurance
$188.22
Communication Technologies, Inc.
Segregated
Maintenance Agreement/Repairs
$4,455.85
Corey, David M Ph. D PC
Dispatch Center
Contract Services
$420.00
Crane, Peter MD
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$339.00
Desert Mountain Corporation
Transportation
Ice Slicer
$2,708.39
Dubois Frontier, The
County Commission
Advertising
$49.43
Electrical Dynamics, Inc.
Detention Facility Trust Fund
Services/Repairs
$4,600.00
Food Services of America
Detention Center
Prisoner Board
$4,697.02
Force America Distributing LLC
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$779.84
Freese, Julie
County Clerk
Reimburse Expenses
$263.70
Fremont County Solid Waste
County Buildings
Dump Fees
$5.00
Fremont County Treasurer
Co. Admin
Health Insurance
$294,753.00
Fremont County Treasurer
Co. Admin
Withholding/FICA
$210,872.64
Fremont County Treasurer
Co. Admin
Section 125 Benefits
$45,476.31
Fremont County Treasurer
Health & Welfare
Property Taxes In Lieu of Indigent Care
$252,367.06
Fremont Ears, Nose & Throat
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$324.00
G Bar G Veterinary
County Sheriff
Dog Boarding
$307.00
Garner, Jessica
Fremont County WIC
Reimburse Expenses
$83.20
Gem City Bone & Joint PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$23,008.50
Gist, Cora L.
Clerk of District Court
Reimburse Expenses
$37.20
Grainger
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$83.80
Great West Trust
Segregated
Wyoming Benefits
$7,155.00
Griebel, Adrianne
Fremont County WIC
Reimburse Expenses
$168.48
Griswold, Zachary
County Attorney
Reimburse Expenses
$30.88
Guardian EMS, Inc.
Detention Center
Inmate Medical Transport
$2,929.50
Hammer Enterprises, Inc.
Detention Center
Shredding Files
$75.00
HDR Engineering, Inc.
Bridge Repair Engineering
Professional Services
$21,930.70
Healthsmart Benefit Solutions
Segregated
Insurance
$960.00
Heller, Kayelene
Clerk of District Court
Reimburse Expenses
$32.40
High Plains Power, Inc.
Fremont County Ambulance
Utility Service
$220.76
Hockett, Rachel
Clerk of District Court
Reimburse Expenses
$18.00
InReach
Search & Rescue
Communication Services
$314.25
Jack’s Saw Shop Inc.
County Buildings
Repairs/Parts
$108.90
James Gores & Associates, P.C.
Tunnel Hill Road Realignment
Professional Services
$2,739.04
Jeffres, Mary Jo
County Sheriff
Evaluation Services
$2,350.00
John Deere Financial
Segregated
Materials/Supplies
$433.73
Lagreca Eye Clinic PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$179.87
Lander Medical Clinic PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$1,959.87
Lander Valley Physicians Pract.
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$7,844.00
Lander Vision Center
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$105.00
Lewis, Gary
Detention Center
Inmate Laundry
$1,373.00
Linton’s Big R Store
County Sheriff
Uniform Supplies
$135.96
Long Building Technologies, Inc.
County Buildings
Building Services
$336.03
Lowham Surgery & Endoscopy
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$247.00
Majdic, Thomas
County Attorney
Reimburse Expenses
$16.80
Mark’s Auto Sales & Towing
Abandoned Vehicles
Vehicle Towing
$390.00
McKesson Medical Surgical, Inc.
Public Health
Medical Supplies
$2,276.23
Moore Medical, LLC
Fremont County WIC
Medical Supplies
$0.71
Mr. D’s Food Center, Inc.
Detention Center
Supplies
$1,197.39
National Sheriff’s Association
County Sheriff
Membership Dues
$115.00
New York Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$307.85
Nicoletti-Flater Assoc.
Dispatch Center
Pre-Employment Evaluation
$750.00
Norco, Inc
Search & Rescue
Supplies
$106.00
Office Shop Inc., The
Segregated
Service Agreements
$285.46
OR Dept. of Justice
Payroll
Child Support
$500.94
O’Reilly Automotive, Inc.
County Buildings
Parts/Supplies
$4.29
Palace Pharmacy
Detention Center
Inmate Rx’s
$11,963.08
Pengad, Inc.
County Attorney
Supplies
$22.35
Post, Raymond
County Sheriff
Car Wash
$24.88
Quill Corporation
Segregated
Office/Computer Supplies
$387.18
R C Lock & Key
County Buildings
Keys/Supplies/Services
$237.60
R R Brink Locking Systems Inc.
County Buildings – Detention
Materials/Supplies
$2,305.00
Ratigan, Daniel M.D.
Detention Center
P.A. Supervisor Contract
$3,150.00
Reed’s Moghaun Office Supply
Segregated
Office Supplies
$340.18
Reiman Corp.
Diversion Dam Bridge Replacement
Contractual Services
$146,689.44
Riverton Physician Practices LLC
Segregated
Drug Testing
$643.00
Riverton, City of
County Buildings
Water/Sewer
$743.56
Rocky Mountain Wash LLC
County Sheriff
Car Wash
$40.00
SageWest Health Care
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$27,210.48
Sammons Oil Co, Inc
Transportation
Kerosene
$50.00
Sirchie Finger Print Lab
County Sheriff
Supplies
$93.92
Skaggs Companies, Inc
Detention Center
Uniforms/Supplies
$72.50
Snider, Yvonne
Victim Services – Sheriff
Reimburse Expenses
$151.20
Spillman Technologies, Inc
Segregated
Software/License
$2,417.00
State Disbursement Unit
Payroll
Child Support
$586.00
Stock Doc, PC The
County Sheriff
Dog Boarding
$116.00
Stroupe Pest Control Inc.
County Buildings
Pest Control
$200.00
Swanson Services Corporation
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$619.84
Sweetwater Aire LLC
Segregated
Parts/Labor
$4,616.40
Sweetwater County Sheriff
Detention Center
Inmate Housing/Medical
$7,346.71
Telewest IV, Inc.
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$2,947.55
Thompson, Codi S., RD
Detention Center
Contract Services
$115.80
Total Net Salaries
Segregated
Salaries
$618,143.81
Transmetron, Inc.
Detention Center
Drug Test Kits
$397.83
Tritech Software Systems
Fremont County Ambulance
Software Support
$232.64
Tweed’s Wholesale, Co.
Detention Center
Inmate Board
$4,601.55
Tyler Technologies Inc.
County Clerk
Software Implementation/Microfilm
$5,233.70
Union Telephone Company
County Sheriff
Wireless Services
$1,200.87
Valley Lumber & Supply Co. Inc.
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$31.50
Verizon Wireless
Youth Services
Wireless Services
$332.71
Western Printing, Inc.
County Sheriff
Printed Supplies
$60.99
Whiting Law, P.C.
District Court
Professional Services
$1,820.00
William H. Smith & Assoc. Inc.
Tunnel Hill Rd Realignment
Surveying Services
$840.00
Wind River Awards
County Sheriff
Employee Recognition
$70.00
Wind River Radiology PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$2,138.00
Wind River Towing
Abandoned Vehicles
Abandon Vehicle Towing
$160.00
Windmill, LLC
Transportation
Materials
$3,304.13
Woodworkers Supply, Inc.
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$119.39
WY Public Health Laboratory
Detention Center
Lab Fees/Supplies
$42.00
WY SDU
Payroll
Child Support
$830.00
WY State Lands & Investments
Misc. Payables
Wiggins Fork Royalties
$26,680.50
WYO Child Support Enforcement
Segregated
Child Support
$450.00
WYO Dept. of Workforce Service
Co. Admin
Workers Comp
$20,902.28
Wyoming Behavioral Institute
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$3,425.00
Wyoming Retirement System
Co. Admin
Contributions
$144,175.85
Wyoming.Com
Segregated
Internet Services
$2,464.22

$2,651,170.68
 

Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to accept Title 25 vouchers as follows: Cloud Peak Counseling Center in the amount of $1,950.00; SageWest Health Care in the amount of $4,263.00; Fremont Counseling Service in the amount of $3,915.00; Wyoming Behavioral Institute in the amount of $3,425.00; and Natrona County Legal Department in the amount of $2,969.00.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed: 1) Abatement Summary Cover Sheet; 2) Sympathy Card; 3) Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve Attachment B – Positive Affirmation of Audit Contract between Wyoming Department of Health, Behavioral Health Division and Fremont County Commissioners as Governing Body for the Juvenile Treatment Court of Fremont County.  Motion carried unanimously; 4) Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve a Memorandum to the Ecosystem Research Group Authorization to Conduct Environmental & Planning Services.  Motion carried unanimously; 5) Letter to Jim Anderson appointing him to the Fremont County Executive Health Insurance Committee; 6) Letter of appreciation to Gregg Schaub for service on the Fremont County Weed and Pest Control District Board; 7) Official Bond and Oath for Clarence Thomas; and 8) Record of Proceedings.

 

The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  1) Fremont County Library Board Vacancy is still open, no applications have been received.  Vice-Chairman Allen would like to continue to post the vacancy in the newspapers; 2) BLM News Release “Join BLM Recreation Planner for coffee and Johnny Behind the Rocks discussion” to be held at the Lander Bake Shop on February 9-11 from 9 am – 12 noon.

 

There was nobody present for the Public Comment period.

 

Fremont County Assessor, Tara Berg had requested time on the agenda upon notice of a recent resignation of an employee due to health reasons.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to fill the recently vacant Field Appraiser position at the salary stated.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session with Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton and James Gores and Associates PE Eric Carr regarding potential litigation.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton presented Change Order #5 for the Wyoming Canal Bridge Replacement on the Diversion Dam Road project.  The change order is to stockpile an additional 871 cubic yards of crushed base course for the project.  This line item would require an additional $14,110.20 to this project budget.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Change Order #5 in the amount of $14,110.20 for the Wyoming Canal Bridge Replacement on the Diversion Dam Road project.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Dave Pendleton presented Change Order #6 for the Wyoming Canal Bridge Replacement on the Diversion Dam Road project.  The project was finished under budget by $4,035.80 from $964,644.70 to completion cost of $960,608.90. This change order is to adjust quantities from original bid quantity to actual quantities used.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to accept Change Order #6 in the amount of -$4,035.80 for the Wyoming Canal Bridge Replacement on the Diversion Dam Road project.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Dave Pendleton presented Amendment #2 for the Wyoming Canal Bridge Replacement on the Diversion Dam Road.  The amendment is to re-stake right-of-way lath for fencing crew due to destroyed survey markers during construction of the new alignment and to address issues surrounding Hot Plant Mix paving pay adjustment.  This line item would require an additional $15,819.00 to this project budget.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve Amendment #2 for the Wyoming Canal Bridge Replacement on Diversion Dam Road.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Dave Pendleton said with those changes, $33,406.08 remains in the project budget.  He presented documents for commissioner approval. Pendleton asked Vice-Chairman Allen if in the bills he had a Pay Application #4 since it is within the contract budget in the amount of $132,020.49 for Wyoming Canal Bridge Replacement on Diversion Dam Road project.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to pay Reiman Corporation $132,020.49 for the project.  Motion carried unanimously, the bill will be paid immediately.

 

James Gores and Associates PE Eric Carr stated they would work on the substantial completion advertisement.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to send out the Certification of substantial completion of the Wyoming Canal Bridge Replacement on Diversion Dam Road project.  Motion carried unanimously.   Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to send out Notice of Final Payment of the Wyoming Canal Bridge Replacement on Diversion Dam Road project.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Dave Pendleton gave an update on the Riverview Road Asphalt Overlay project.  He asked that the commission approve contract Amendment #5 for $55,000 for the Riverview Road Asphalt Overlay project.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Amendment #5 in the amount of $55,000 for the Riverview Road Asphalt Overlay project.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Pendleton presented the board with an update on the Multiple Bridge Repairs – Project ML-5, a 1% fund project.  He also presented Change Order #1 which was a change of contract dates.  He also presented Change Order # 2 which was a decrease of $47,238.56 to adjust contract quantities to actual quantities used. Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Change Order #1 and Change Order #2 on Project ML-5.  Motion carried unanimously.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Dave Pendleton presented the board with the Certificate of Final Completion for the Multiple Bridge Repairs – Project ML-5 and the one year warranty agreement for the Multiple Bridge Repairs – Project ML-5 for Contractor Jerry Bornhoft Construction, Inc.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Certificate of Final Completion and the one year warranty agreement for the Multiple Bridge Repairs – Project ML-5 for Contractor Jerry Bornhoft Construction, Inc.  Motion carried unanimously.  Pendleton stated they have all the lien waivers for the project as well.

 

Jim Anderson presented the board with a preliminary budget hearing for a couple budget transfers for the Mortimore Lane Reconstruction – Phase 1 project and the Hall Creek Road Alignment Project.

 

Dave Pendleton gave an update on snow removal in Dubois, South Pass, and Atlantic City.

 

Dave Pendleton asked Nick Scribner, Passage Coordinator with Wyoming Game and Fish Department, to join him to give an update on the construction plans for Alkali Creek Culvert Replacement on East Fork Road.

 

The board interviewed William Peden for a four-year term on the Fremont County Weed and Pest Control District Board.  Following interview questions, Clarence Thomas moved, Ray Price seconded, to appoint William Peden to a four-year term on the Fremont County Weed and Pest Control District Board.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Wind River Ranger District Ranger Rick Metzger and Washakie District Ranger Steve Schacht gave updates on the Shoshone National Forest.

 

Shelley Mbonu, Director of the Volunteers of America, presented updates and the Quarterly Report for the Center of Hope.

 

Fremont County Interim Library Director Jeannette Woodward, Bookkeeper Rebecca Thomas, and Library Board Chairwoman Nancy Wright presented a flow chart and staffing information that was requested earlier.  With the recent Branch Manager retirement, the Young Adult Lead Librarian was promoted to Riverton Library Manager leaving a vacancy in the Young Adult area.  Woodward requested permission to rehire a full time Library Assistant II position for the Riverton Library Children’s Department and a full time Lead Librarian for the Riverton Library Young Adult’s Department.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to authorize refilling both positions.  Voting against the motion: Commissioner McCarty.  Motion carried.  Commissioner Thomas stated he had seconded the motion on the condition that they provide an organizational chart and to work on being accountable and responsible (to fine tune their management and leadership within the Library also to do more with less and restrained budgets.)

 

Fremont County Counseling Services Executive Director Scott Hayes presented the Gatekeeping Demonstration Final Grant Application.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Gatekeeping Demonstration Grant Application to include both options and be reviewed by Deputy County Attorney Jodi Darrough.  Motion carried unanimously.

Interim Public Health Supervisor Kathy Laidlaw requested approval of the Family Planning Title X Competitive Grant Application.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Family Planning Title X Competitive Grant Application.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Fremont County Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor (Lander) Brad Meredith presented handouts and an update on a county motor grater with a declining transmission.  In speaking with Dan Holman from Wyoming Machinery Company to rebuild the transmission would cost between $35,000 and $40,000 and comes with a 3 year/ 8000 hour warranty.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to authorize an increase in the Capital Revolving Fund under Emergency Repairs from $30,000 to $40,000.  The motion also included the approval of the bid from Wyoming Machinery to rebuild the transmission with the stated warranty.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

An update was given from LeClair Irrigation District Representative Bobby Lane on the Restoration Framework on the Wind River.

 

Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session with Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese and Deputy Margy Irvine regarding personnel.   Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese and Deputy Margy Irvine updated the board on the Clerk’s budget changes and personnel changes in Bookkeeping.  Clerk Freese also discussed the recently adopted Holiday Leave/Pay policy.  Freese stated the Benefits Handbook was ready for approval if the wording for Holiday Leave/Pay was approved.  Clarence Thomas moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the Fremont County Benefits Handbook as amended, effective immediately.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Clerk Freese presented the County Approved Benefits Procedures policy.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to accept the proposed County Approved Benefits Procedures Policy.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Clerk Freese discussed the upcoming budget process with the board.  The board agreed to have same procedures as last year starting in April with Clerk Freese providing an overview in May.  The Budget Public Hearing will be set for June 26, 2017 with the adoption being at the June 27, 2017 commissioner meeting.

Commissioner Thomas was absent for the remainder of the meeting.

 

Elected Officials reports:

 

Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese gave her report of legislation affecting the county and their status.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given:

Commissioner Price stated that at the Library Board meeting there were good leads on hiring a new director for the Library Board.

 

Commissioner McCarty was not able to attend her meetings due to the WCCA meeting in Cheyenne but was looking forward to her meetings this week.

 

There being no further business, Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 3:11 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on February 14, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

 

/s/      LARRY ALLEN, VICE-CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

ATTEST:

 

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

February 7, 2017 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                 LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                    OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                       FEBRUARY 7, 2017

 

FULL DETAILED REPORT

 

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

 

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

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the Official Minutes of the January 24, 2017 meeting.   Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

Name
Department
Description
Total Cost
A & I Distributors
Vehicle Maintenance
Oil/Fluids
$2,560.19
Advanced Hydraulic & Machine
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$592.14
Alexander, Robyn
Clerk of District Court
Reimburse Expenses
$55.20
Alsco, Inc.
Segregated
Laundry
$81.42
Ameda, Inc.
Public Health
Breast Pumps
$1,896.00
American Family & Life Ins.
Segregated
Insurance
$10,660.57
American Heritage Life Ins.
Segregated
Insurance
$35.62
Amerigas
County Buildings
Propane
$748.29
Anesthesia Assoc. of Laramie LLC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$1,521.00
AXA Equitable Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$16.00
AXA Equitable PEDC
Segregated
Annuity
$250.00
B & B Enterprises LLC
Transportation
Signs/Supplies
$854.80
Bank of  the West
Investment Pool
Bank Charges
$887.62
Bell-Milby, Susan A.
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$200.00
Best Western Ramkota
County Sheriff
Lodging/Meals
$83.00
Biddle Consulting Group
Dispatch Center
Maintenance Agreement
$636.61
Bill Jones Plumbing & Heating
Detention Facility Trust Fund
Materials/Services
$29,847.00
Bill Jones Plumbing & Heating
Segregated
Materials/Services
$4,895.66
Bill’s Quality Auto Glass
Vehicle Maintenance
Windshield Repair
$376.20
Black Hills Energy
Segregated
Utility Service
$21,142.17
Bloedorn Lumber-Lander
County Buildings
Materials/Services
$67.46
Blue Cross Blue Shield of WY
Co. Admin
Health Insurance
$570,283.29
Blue Cross Blue Shield of WY
Co. Admin
Health Insurance Claims
$32,311.88
Bowdel, Steven P.
Detention Center
Medical Services
$1,237.50
Boyle Electric, Inc.
Detention Facility Trust Fund
Electrical Services
$5,711.42
Bull’s Service & Towing LLC
Vehicle Maintenance
Towing/Repair Services
$232.00
Capital Business Systems, Inc.
Segregated
Supplies/Service Contracts
$691.84
Carroll Septic Service
Transportation
Septic Services
$150.00
CenturyLink
Agriculture Department
Telephone Services
$645.89
Charter Communications
Segregated
Internet/Television Services
$332.37
Child Support Services/ORS
Payroll
Child Support
$564.00
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Payroll
Garnishment
$663.70
Clifford, Gregory P. MD PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$6,676.00
Collection Professionals Ins.
Payroll
Garnishment
$100.00
Colonial Life & Accident Ins.
Segregated
Insurance
$188.22
Communication Technologies, Inc.
Segregated
Maintenance Agreement/Repairs
$4,455.85
Corey, David M Ph. D PC
Dispatch Center
Contract Services
$420.00
Crane, Peter MD
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$339.00
Desert Mountain Corporation
Transportation
Ice Slicer
$2,708.39
Dubois Frontier, The
County Commission
Advertising
$49.43
Electrical Dynamics, Inc.
Detention Facility Trust Fund
Services/Repairs
$4,600.00
Food Services of America
Detention Center
Prisoner Board
$4,697.02
Force America Distributing LLC
Vehicle Maintenance
Parts
$779.84
Freese, Julie
County Clerk
Reimburse Expenses
$263.70
Fremont County Solid Waste
County Buildings
Dump Fees
$5.00
Fremont County Treasurer
Co. Admin
Health Insurance
$294,753.00
Fremont County Treasurer
Co. Admin
Withholding/FICA
$210,872.64
Fremont County Treasurer
Co. Admin
Section 125 Benefits
$45,476.31
Fremont County Treasurer
Health & Welfare
Property Taxes In Lieu of Indigent Care
$252,367.06
Fremont Ears, Nose & Throat
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$324.00
G Bar G Veterinary
County Sheriff
Dog Boarding
$307.00
Garner, Jessica
Fremont County WIC
Reimburse Expenses
$83.20
Gem City Bone & Joint PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$23,008.50
Gist, Cora L.
Clerk of District Court
Reimburse Expenses
$37.20
Grainger
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$83.80
Great West Trust
Segregated
Wyoming Benefits
$7,155.00
Griebel, Adrianne
Fremont County WIC
Reimburse Expenses
$168.48
Griswold, Zachary
County Attorney
Reimburse Expenses
$30.88
Guardian EMS, Inc.
Detention Center
Inmate Medical Transport
$2,929.50
Hammer Enterprises, Inc.
Detention Center
Shredding Files
$75.00
HDR Engineering, Inc.
Bridge Repair Engineering
Professional Services
$21,930.70
Healthsmart Benefit Solutions
Segregated
Insurance
$960.00
Heller, Kayelene
Clerk of District Court
Reimburse Expenses
$32.40
High Plains Power, Inc.
Fremont County Ambulance
Utility Service
$220.76
Hockett, Rachel
Clerk of District Court
Reimburse Expenses
$18.00
InReach
Search & Rescue
Communication Services
$314.25
Jack’s Saw Shop Inc.
County Buildings
Repairs/Parts
$108.90
James Gores & Associates, P.C.
Tunnel Hill Road Realignment
Professional Services
$2,739.04
Jeffres, Mary Jo
County Sheriff
Evaluation Services
$2,350.00
John Deere Financial
Segregated
Materials/Supplies
$433.73
Lagreca Eye Clinic PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$179.87
Lander Medical Clinic PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$1,959.87
Lander Valley Physicians Pract.
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$7,844.00
Lander Vision Center
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$105.00
Lewis, Gary
Detention Center
Inmate Laundry
$1,373.00
Linton’s Big R Store
County Sheriff
Uniform Supplies
$135.96
Long Building Technologies, Inc.
County Buildings
Building Services
$336.03
Lowham Surgery & Endoscopy
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$247.00
Majdic, Thomas
County Attorney
Reimburse Expenses
$16.80
Mark’s Auto Sales & Towing
Abandoned Vehicles
Vehicle Towing
$390.00
McKesson Medical Surgical, Inc.
Public Health
Medical Supplies
$2,276.23
Moore Medical, LLC
Fremont County WIC
Medical Supplies
$0.71
Mr. D’s Food Center, Inc.
Detention Center
Supplies
$1,197.39
National Sheriff’s Association
County Sheriff
Membership Dues
$115.00
New York Life Insurance
Segregated
Insurance
$307.85
Nicoletti-Flater Assoc.
Dispatch Center
Pre-Employment Evaluation
$750.00
Norco, Inc
Search & Rescue
Supplies
$106.00
Office Shop Inc., The
Segregated
Service Agreements
$285.46
OR Dept. of Justice
Payroll
Child Support
$500.94
O’Reilly Automotive, Inc.
County Buildings
Parts/Supplies
$4.29
Palace Pharmacy
Detention Center
Inmate Rx’s
$11,963.08
Pengad, Inc.
County Attorney
Supplies
$22.35
Post, Raymond
County Sheriff
Car Wash
$24.88
Quill Corporation
Segregated
Office/Computer Supplies
$387.18
R C Lock & Key
County Buildings
Keys/Supplies/Services
$237.60
R R Brink Locking Systems Inc.
County Buildings – Detention
Materials/Supplies
$2,305.00
Ratigan, Daniel M.D.
Detention Center
P.A. Supervisor Contract
$3,150.00
Reed’s Moghaun Office Supply
Segregated
Office Supplies
$340.18
Reiman Corp.
Diversion Dam Bridge Replacement
Contractual Services
$146,689.44
Riverton Physician Practices LLC
Segregated
Drug Testing
$643.00
Riverton, City of
County Buildings
Water/Sewer
$743.56
Rocky Mountain Wash LLC
County Sheriff
Car Wash
$40.00
SageWest Health Care
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$27,210.48
Sammons Oil Co, Inc
Transportation
Kerosene
$50.00
Sirchie Finger Print Lab
County Sheriff
Supplies
$93.92
Skaggs Companies, Inc
Detention Center
Uniforms/Supplies
$72.50
Snider, Yvonne
Victim Services – Sheriff
Reimburse Expenses
$151.20
Spillman Technologies, Inc
Segregated
Software/License
$2,417.00
State Disbursement Unit
Payroll
Child Support
$586.00
Stock Doc, PC The
County Sheriff
Dog Boarding
$116.00
Stroupe Pest Control Inc.
County Buildings
Pest Control
$200.00
Swanson Services Corporation
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$619.84
Sweetwater Aire LLC
Segregated
Parts/Labor
$4,616.40
Sweetwater County Sheriff
Detention Center
Inmate Housing/Medical
$7,346.71
Telewest IV, Inc.
Detention Center
Inmate Supplies
$2,947.55
Thompson, Codi S., RD
Detention Center
Contract Services
$115.80
Total Net Salaries
Segregated
Salaries
$618,143.81
Transmetron, Inc.
Detention Center
Drug Test Kits
$397.83
Tritech Software Systems
Fremont County Ambulance
Software Support
$232.64
Tweed’s Wholesale, Co.
Detention Center
Inmate Board
$4,601.55
Tyler Technologies Inc.
County Clerk
Software Implementation/Microfilm
$5,233.70
Union Telephone Company
County Sheriff
Wireless Services
$1,200.87
Valley Lumber & Supply Co. Inc.
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$31.50
Verizon Wireless
Youth Services
Wireless Services
$332.71
Western Printing, Inc.
County Sheriff
Printed Supplies
$60.99
Whiting Law, P.C.
District Court
Professional Services
$1,820.00
William H. Smith & Assoc. Inc.
Tunnel Hill Rd Realignment
Surveying Services
$840.00
Wind River Awards
County Sheriff
Employee Recognition
$70.00
Wind River Radiology PC
Detention Center
Inmate Medical
$2,138.00
Wind River Towing
Abandoned Vehicles
Abandon Vehicle Towing
$160.00
Windmill, LLC
Transportation
Materials
$3,304.13
Woodworkers Supply, Inc.
County Buildings
Materials/Supplies
$119.39
WY Public Health Laboratory
Detention Center
Lab Fees/Supplies
$42.00
WY SDU
Payroll
Child Support
$830.00
WY State Lands & Investments
Misc. Payables
Wiggins Fork Royalties
$26,680.50
WYO Child Support Enforcement
Segregated
Child Support
$450.00
WYO Dept. of Workforce Service
Co. Admin
Workers Comp
$20,902.28
Wyoming Behavioral Institute
Health & Welfare
Title 25
$3,425.00
Wyoming Retirement System
Co. Admin
Contributions
$144,175.85
Wyoming.Com
Segregated
Internet Services
$2,464.22

$2,651,170.68
Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to accept Title 25 vouchers as follows: Cloud Peak Counseling Center in the amount of $1,950.00; SageWest Health Care in the amount of $4,263.00; Fremont Counseling Service in the amount of $3,915.00; Wyoming Behavioral Institute in the amount of $3,425.00; and Natrona County Legal Department in the amount of $2,969.00.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed: 1) Abatement Summary Cover Sheet; 2) Sympathy Card; 3) Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve Attachment B – Positive Affirmation of Audit Contract between Wyoming Department of Health, Behavioral Health Division and Fremont County Commissioners as Governing Body for the Juvenile Treatment Court of Fremont County.  Motion carried unanimously; 4) Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve a Memorandum to the Ecosystem Research Group Authorization to Conduct Environmental & Planning Services.  Motion carried unanimously; 5) Letter to Jim Anderson appointing him to the Fremont County Executive Health Insurance Committee; 6) Letter of appreciation to Gregg Schaub for service on the Fremont County Weed and Pest Control District Board; 7) Official Bond and Oath for Clarence Thomas; and 8) Record of Proceedings.

 

The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  1) Fremont County Library Board Vacancy is still open, no applications have been received.  Vice-Chairman Allen would like to continue to post the vacancy in the newspapers.  He also suggested branching out to other sources such as County 10.  Deputy Margy Irvine addressed the Vice-Chairman that the Clerk’s Office has a flat rate available for all county government entities wanting to advertise vacancies with County 10 which she can look into pricing for the board; 2) BLM News Release “Join BLM Recreation Planner for coffee and Johnny Behind the Rocks discussion” to be held at the Lander Bake Shop on February 9-11 from 9 am – 12 noon.

 

There was nobody present for the Public Comment period.

 

Fremont County Assessor, Tara Berg had requested time on the agenda upon notice of a recent resignation of an employee due to health reasons.  During last year’s budget cuts Tara Berg had opted to not fill a vacant Field Appraiser position to help with the county-wide efforts.  With this recent resignation of a Field Appraiser she requested permission to fill this vacancy in her office.  It is a full time position with a salary of $31,200.00.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to fill the recently vacant Field Appraiser position at the salary stated.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session with Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton and James Gores and Associates PE Eric Carr regarding potential litigation.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Transportation Superintendent Dave Pendleton presented Change Order #5 for the Wyoming Canal Bridge Replacement on the Diversion Dam Road project.  The change order is to stockpile an additional 871 cubic yards of crushed base course for the project.  This line item would require an additional $14,110.20 to this project budget.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Change Order #5 in the amount of $14,110.20 for the Wyoming Canal Bridge Replacement on the Diversion Dam Road project.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Dave Pendleton presented Change Order #6 for the Wyoming Canal Bridge Replacement on the Diversion Dam Road project.  The project was finished under budget by $4,035.80 from $964,644.70 to completion cost of $960,608.90. This change order is to adjust quantities from original bid quantity to actual quantities used.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to accept Change Order #6 in the amount of -$4,035.80 for the Wyoming Canal Bridge Replacement on the Diversion Dam Road project.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Dave Pendleton presented Amendment #2 for the Wyoming Canal Bridge Replacement on the Diversion Dam Road.  The amendment is to re-stake right-of-way lath for fencing crew due to destroyed survey markers during construction of the new alignment and to address issues surrounding Hot Plant Mix paving pay adjustment.  This line item would require an additional $15,819.00 to this project budget.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve Amendment #2 for the Wyoming Canal Bridge Replacement on Diversion Dam Road.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Dave Pendleton said with those changes, $33,406.08 remains in the project budget.  He presented documents for commissioner approval. Pendleton asked Vice-Chairman Allen if in the bills he had a Pay Application #4 since it is within the contract budget in the amount of $132,020.49 for Wyoming Canal Bridge Replacement on Diversion Dam Road project.  County Clerk Julie Freese confirmed that this was not a bill approved in the regular bills earlier in the morning.  Pendleton requested the commissioners approve the bill separately since the Wyoming Canal Bridge Replacement on Diversion Dam Road project is completed.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to pay Reiman Corporation $132,020.49 for the project.   During discussion Julie Freese asked the Vice-Chairman if it could wait until next Tuesday to be paid.  Bookkeeping is working on a schedule if the bill is not received by Tuesday it will be paid the following week.  Pendleton said the completion date was October 24, 2016 but the final substantial completion advertisement had not been done due to negotiations.   Freese suggested that advertisement be done before payment is made.  Vice-Chairman Allen agreed with this suggestion.  Commissioner Thomas didn’t have any information on this in front of him and would like to see it tabled until next Tuesday.   Thomas asked if this payment is within the project budget.  Pendleton said it was actually under budget $19,009.00.  Motion carried unanimously, the bill will be paid immediately.

 

James Gores and Associates PE Eric Carr stated they would work on the substantial completion advertisement.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to send out the Certification of substantial completion of the Wyoming Canal Bridge Replacement on Diversion Dam Road project.  Motion carried unanimously.   Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to send out Notice of Final Payment of the Wyoming Canal Bridge Replacement on Diversion Dam Road project.  Motion carried unanimously.  Pendleton said this is not releasing retainage but notifying of final payment.  Commissioner Thomas asked if contactor issues had been straightened out and stated that county roads as well as those on the reservation will be an ongoing discussion.  Pendleton appreciates any input and discussion with the county commission on any of these issues.

 

Dave Pendleton gave an update on the Riverview Road Asphalt Overlay project.  He said it was still ongoing and there is unscheduled employment of the engineer and it went beyond the contract dates.  Pendleton said roughly $55,000 was needed to cover his engineering fees.  Vice-Chairman Allen asked since the contractor went beyond the deadline shouldn’t he be responsible for these additional costs.  Pendleton said there would be a change order deduction of that same amount.   He asked that the commission approve contract Amendment #5 for $55,000 for the Riverview Road Asphalt Overlay project.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Amendment #5 in the amount of $55,000 for the Riverview Road Asphalt Overlay project.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Pendleton presented the board with an update on the Multiple Bridge Repairs – Project ML-5, a 1% fund project.  He also presented Change Order #1 which was a change of contract dates.  He also presented Change Order # 2 which was a decrease of $47,238.56 to adjust contract quantities to actual quantities used. Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Change Order #1 and Change Order #2 on Project ML-5.  Motion carried unanimously.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Dave Pendleton presented the board with the Certificate of Final Completion for the Multiple Bridge Repairs – Project ML-5 and the one year warranty agreement for the Multiple Bridge Repairs – Project ML-5 for Contractor Jerry Bornhoft Construction, Inc.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Certificate of Final Completion and the one year warranty agreement for the Multiple Bridge Repairs – Project ML-5 for Contractor Jerry Bornhoft Construction, Inc.  Motion carried unanimously.  Pendleton stated they have all the lien waivers for the project as well.

 

Dave Pendleton asked Jim Anderson to join him.  Vice-Chairman Allen asked if Pendleton had spoken with WYDOT about the Mortimore Lane Reconstruction – Phase 1 project.  A representative from WYDOT had spoken to the commissioners while they were in Cheyenne.  Pendleton delayed the project and has things cleared up with them for the project.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese joined the budget hearing.  Jim Anderson presented the board with a preliminary budget hearing for a couple budget transfers for the Mortimore Lane Reconstruction – Phase 1 project and the Hall Creek Road Alignment Project.  The Mortimore Lane Reconstruction – Phase 1 project is ready to be moved into the construction phase.  In order to finish the project the budget needs to be increased by $630,000.  This being a 1% Fund Project, this increase will be transferred from that fund.  Anderson also presented the Hall Creek Road Alignment Project is a new project under the road construction fund.  This project was voted on during the regular budget cycle and approved June of 2016.  That project is ready to move forward this spring and summer.   Pendleton gave the commissioners information about this project.    Anderson stated this is a preliminary hearing and advertisement would be done this week with the public hearing next Tuesday.

 

Dave Pendleton gave an update on snow removal in Dubois, South Pass, and Atlantic City.  It has been very difficult with the large amounts of snow the county has received recently added to the previously received snow in addition to the problems of blowing snow.  The county roads are bad since there is nowhere to go with the new snowfall and once a road way has been cleared it is drifted back in by the wind.  He has a loader with a push plow on it and six wheel motor grater with a push plow on it in South Pass.  Dave is sending a dozer and a blower to Dubois to help with the efforts up there.

 

Dave Pendleton asked Nick Scribner, Passage Coordinator with Wyoming Game and Fish Department, to join him to give an update on the construction plans for Alkali Creek Culvert Replacement on East Fork Road.  The two culverts that exist now are under sized and will be replaced with a bottomless arch culvert.  The majority of the funding for this project will come through the Wyoming Game and Fish, Fish and Wildlife Service, and Wyoming Wildlife and Resource Trust.  Some of the funding is already acquired, the other portion will come in after applications go out this spring.  They are anticipating full funding by summer and start construction at that time.  Wyoming Game and Fish will handle the contract and construction with Dave Pendleton’s input.  This new culvert once installed will be 18 feet wide and could handle the hundred year flood event, will reduce maintenance costs, and increase safety for those using the structure.  The new culvert is longer so it will go out of the current right-of-way onto BLM land, Wyoming Game and Fish will handle all the necessary paperwork so the culvert can be put in.  Since there are public benefits to this project the course of action at this time is to try to acquire a bond waiver for this project.

 

The board interviewed William Peden for a four-year term on the Fremont County Weed and Pest Control District Board.  Following interview questions, Clarence Thomas moved, Ray Price seconded, to appoint William Peden to a four-year term on the Fremont County Weed and Pest Control District Board.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

Wind River Ranger District Ranger Rick Metzger and Washakie District Ranger Steve Schacht gave updates on the Shoshone National Forest.  Rick Metzger gave updates on the roads and road work on Bald Mountain, potential closures this summer for vegetation growth, upcoming timber sales and an update on travel management.  Steve Schacht gave updates on personnel, upcoming timber sales and building of trails.  The board asked about planning for the upcoming Solar Eclipse in regards to the forest.  Metzger and Schacht both hope to have rangers coming in to assist with the high influx of visitors.  Unfortunately this event is during peak fire season and so if there are fires that will be the number one priority.  They are planning to have a command center with trigger points like their strategy during a fire.  Nice thing about this event is they know when it will occur and its duration, unlike a fire.

 

Shelley Mbonu, Director of the Volunteers of America, presented updates and the Quarterly Report for the Center of Hope.  She was pleased to inform the board that the program had received its three-year CARF accreditation.  Also the success of their fall fundraising event, Empty Bowl which had over 400 people in attendance.  She appreciates the efforts of the community as well such as donations by the Trailhead Restaurant, Cornerstone Christian School, First Interstate Bank, and Wells Fargo Bank.  The Arapahoe School 2nd grade class held a food drive too.  The 2,500 square foot expansion project at the Center of Hope is well underway and she invited the commissioners to come take a tour.  She also gave details of how someone uses their services and the treatment options available.  Commissioner Thomas asked about MOUs with local counseling centers.  Mbonu stated they have a MOU with Fremont Counseling, and they didn’t have one with East Shoshoni Counseling but was working on one with White Buffalo Counseling.

 

Fremont County Interim Library Director Jeannette Woodward, Bookkeeper Rebecca Thomas, and Library Board Chairwoman Nancy Wright presented a flow chart and staffing information that was requested earlier.  Woodward stated the Riverton Library is inundated with children after school since they are in walking distance of four schools.  With the recent Branch Manager retirement, the Young Adult Lead Librarian was promoted to Riverton Library Manager leaving a vacancy in the Young Adult area.  Woodward requested permission to rehire a full time Library Assistant II position for the Riverton Library Children’s Department and a full time Lead Librarian for the Riverton Library Young Adult’s Department.  Commissioner Thomas asked if they were hiring internally or advertising.  Woodward will open it up but wants to promote within if possible.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to authorize refilling both positions.  Voting against the motion: Commissioner McCarty.  Motion carried.  Commissioner Thomas stated he had seconded the motion on the condition that they provide an organizational chart and to work on being accountable and responsible (to fine tune their management and leadership within the Library also to do more with less and restrained budgets.)

 

Fremont County Counseling Services Executive Director Scott Hayes presented the Gatekeeping Demonstration Final Grant Application.  He had discussed this opportunity with the board during the January 3rd meeting.  This federal grant application is to 1) fund modification of a county vehicle for safe and secure transport of detained individuals (Title 25) and to further provide training for pool of on-call drivers; and 2) purchase, install and provide training for video conferencing equipment with accompanying software sufficient for confidential and HIPAA compliant video meetings between the PineRidge unit at SageWest (Lander), Fremont Counseling Service, Fremont County Attorney’s Office and District Court.  Fremont County Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor (Lander) Brad Meredith was present for the discussion.  Hayes stated he included both options in the grant application.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Gatekeeping Demonstration Grant Application to include both options and be reviewed by Deputy County Attorney Jodi Darrough.  Motion carried unanimously.  Hayes stated he would submit the grant application and keep the board posted on the outcome.  If successful, he will update the board every month for the first three months then after that as needed and he will notify Brad Meredith so he can start work on a vehicle.

 

Interim Public Health Supervisor Kathy Laidlaw requested approval of the Family Planning Title X Competitive Grant Application.  This grant is for the continuation of Fremont County Family Planning Services and has been applied for and received funding on a yearly basis in the past.  This application is for a three-year grant cycle for the time period of April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2020.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the Family Planning Title X Competitive Grant Application.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

Fremont County Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor (Lander) Brad Meredith presented handouts and an update on a county motor grater with a declining transmission.   This motor grater is a 2008 Caterpillar Model 140 with 783 hours.  In speaking with Dan Holman from Wyoming Machinery Company to rebuild the transmission would cost between $35,000 and $40,000 and comes with a 3 year/ 8000 hour warranty.  Vice-Chairman Allen asked Meredith to look into all the options if Brad thinks a machine replacement is needed in the future but wants to address the transmission immediately.  County Clerk Julie Freese stated the money should come from the Capital Revolving Fund as money had been authorized for repairs.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to authorize an increase in the Capital Revolving Fund under Emergency Repairs from $30,000 to $40,000.  The motion also included the approval of the bid from Wyoming Machinery to rebuild the transmission with the stated warranty.  Motion carried unanimously.   Meredith will move forward with the transmission rebuild and obtain a loaner at a minimal to no cost from Wyoming Machinery Company which will be charge to the Transportation Department budget.

 

An update was given from LeClair Irrigation District Representative Bobby Lane on the Restoration Framework on the Wind River.  Lane stated the project started November 7, 2016 and stopped due to weather conditions December 16, 2016.  Even with the project underway he is concerned that neither the north nor south channels can handle the potential water capacity of this spring’s runoff.  The board thanked Bobby for the update and asked him to continue to inform them on this issue.

 

Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session with Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese and Deputy Margy Irvine regarding personnel.   Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Clarence Thomas seconded.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese and Deputy Margy Irvine updated the board on the Clerk’s budget changes and personnel changes in Bookkeeping.  As of right now in the current budget due to the personnel changes she has a savings of $45,898 and potential savings for next year’s budget being around $81,000.  Clerk Freese also discussed the recently adopted Holiday Leave/Pay policy.  She had worked with Sheriff Hornecker as well as Deputy Clerk Margy Irvine and Administrative Assistant Karla Davis on wording of the policy.  Freese presented two options, but due to Sheriff Hornecker being home sick, she asked if the subject could be continued to the next meeting.  The commissioners stated they had adopted a policy and agreed with the final policy wording.  Freese stated the Benefits Handbook was ready for approval if the wording for Holiday Leave/Pay was approved.  Clarence Thomas moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the Fremont County Benefits Handbook as amended, effective immediately.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Clerk Freese presented the County Approved Benefits Procedures policy.  This outlines that the Benefits Handbook will be the policy of the Board of County Commissioners and all county employees will be required to sign the signature page of the new handbook.  Freese said the Clerk’s Office will be in charge of mailing the new handbook and receiving the signature pages to have on file.   Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to accept the proposed County Approved Benefits Procedures Policy.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Clerk Freese discussed the upcoming budget process with the board.  Freese would like to send out budget packets but wanted to finalize the message the board would like to convey in the packet.  She read Chairman Travis Becker’s input since he could not be present.  Suggestions from commissioners were to ask for their barebones budget and a 10% reduction if possible.  All areas of the budget should be looked at such as travel etc.  The downturn of revenues is expected to continue and it may be worse than a 10% reduction, so they want applicants to know that upfront. The board agreed to have same procedures as last year starting in April with Clerk Freese providing an overview in May.  The Budget Public Hearing will be set for June 26, 2017 with the adoption being at the June 27, 2017 commissioner meeting.

Commissioner Thomas was absent for the remainder of the meeting.

 

Elected Officials reports:

 

Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese gave her report of legislation affecting the county and their status.  She asked the Commissioners to contact WCCA to ask for their support to ask the Legislature to hold an Interim Study on Election related issues as many legislation have been concerns seen at the 2016 elections.  Freese also asked that they support her policy regarding paying bills.  Failure to keep with the schedule she has for paying bills results in her staff performing overtime to get the bills done.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given:

Commissioner Price stated that at the Library Board meeting there were good leads on hiring a new director for the Library Board.

 

Commissioner McCarty was not able to attend her meetings due to the WCCA meeting in Cheyenne but was looking forward to her meetings this week.

 

There being no further business, Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 3:11 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on February 14, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

 

/s/      LARRY ALLEN, VICE-CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

ATTEST:

 

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

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