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October 23, 2018 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

November 14th, 2018

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                    LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                      OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                         OCTOBER 23, 2018

 

 

OFFICIAL MINUTES

 

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

 

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

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on October 9, 2018.  Chairman Becker and Vice-Chairman Allen abstained due to their absence at said meeting.  Motion carried.

 

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

 

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

 

A & I Distributors-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts-$820.47; Ace Hardware Lander-Detention Center-Materials/Supplies-$11.56; Ace Hardware Riverton-Riverton Library Roof & Drainage-Materials-$59.94; Airgas USA LLC-Vehicle Maintenance-Supplies-$68.82; American Academy of-County Coroner-Certification Dues-$165.00; American Pizza Partners, LP-Search & Rescue-Meals-$69.13; Bailey Enterprises, Inc.-Segregated-Fuel/Repairs-$25,097.49; Baldes, Chadwick C.-Search & Rescue-Reimburse Expenses-$85.00; Bank of the West Acct Analysis-Investment Pool-Bank Charges-$794.52; Bill Jones Plumbing & Heating-Segregated-Materials/Services/Repairs-$417.38; Bob Barker Company, Inc.-Detention Center-Inmate Supplies-$2,676.22; Breadboard Riverton-Search & Rescue-Meals-$968.33; Carl, Sylvia L.-CAST-Trauma Yoga Program-$60.00; Carquest Auto Parts-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$1,364.21; Carroll Septic Service-Transportation-Services-$150.00; CenturyLink-Segregated-Telephone Services-$4,288.71; Charter Communications-Detention Center-Internet Services-$217.51; Classic Helicopter Group LLC-Search & Rescue-Helicopter-$2,405.00; Clifford, Gregory P. MD PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$4,233.00; Copier Doctors-County Elections-Service/Repair Fusing Unit-$537.34; Coulter, Kevin-County Sheriff-Reimburse Expenses-$122.00; Cowboy Chemical Inc.-Detention Center-Inmate Laundry/Kitchen Supply-$699.60; Dave’s Asphalt, Inc.-Riverton Library Roof & Drainage-Materials-$382.16; Department of Family Services-County Attorney-Background Check-$10.00; Dubbe Moulder Architects PC-Riverton Library Roof & Drainage-Services-$6,113.25; Eagle Uniform & Supply Co-Vehicle Maintenance-Laundry Services-$71.26; Eaton Sales & Service, LLC-Fuel Facility-Parts/Supplies-$2,613.90; Ellis, Laurie J.-Fremont County WIC-Reimburse Expenses-$109.00; F C Good Samaritan Center-Health & Welfare-Allocation-$5,000.00; Food Services of America-Detention Center-Prisoner Board-$531.38; Fyler, John-Search & Rescue-Reimburse Expenses-$144.53; Grainger-County Buildings-Materials/Supplies-$79.20; Griswold, Zachary-County Attorney-Reimburse Expenses-$44.80; Hague Auto Body-Vehicle Maintenance-Ambulance Parts/Repairs-$2,800.07; Harnsberger, H. Scott-County Treasurer-Reimburse Expenses-$200.64; High Plains Power, Inc.-Segregated-Utilities-$1,045.65; Holder, Philip-County Sheriff-Reimburse Expenses-$22.00; Hutson, Jeff-Detention Center-Reimburse Expenses-$11.54; Illinois Office Supply-County Elections-General Election Ballots-$5,557.20; Inberg Miller Engineers-Dry Creek Road Improvement-Engineering Services-$5,023.02; Inland Truck Parts Co.-Vehicle Maintenance-Repairs/Parts-$116.96; I State Truck Center-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts-$90.45; J. Brower Psychological Services-Segregated-Contract Services-$600.00; James Gores & Associates, PC-Moneta Lysite Road Shoulder-Engineering Services-$19,132.98; John Deere Financial-Segregated-Materials/Supplies-$106.21; Kisling, Lisa-District Court-Court Appointed Representation-$172.50; Lander Journal-District Court-Subscription-$39.95; Lander Medical Clinic PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$289.86; Larry H. Miller Super Ford Corp.-Capital Asset Acquisitions-2018 Ford F-150-$27,653.00; Lee, Steve-Search & Rescue-Rental Airplane-$550.00; Linton’s Big R Store-Segregated-Supplies-$146.00; Little America Hotels & Resorts Inc.-County Assessor-Lodging/Meals-$576.00; Master’s Touch LLC-County Treasurer-Postage Property Tax Billing-$3,474.10; Matthew Bender & Co., Inc.-Segregated-WY Court Rules 2018-$471.49; Moskovitz, Amy Marie-Fremont County WIC-Reimburse Expenses-$246.63; Mountain Dental PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$674.00; Mr. D’s Food Center Inc.-Search & Rescue-Supplies-$52.55; NMS Laboratories-County Coroner-Toxicology Services-$2,025.00; Norco Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$543.54; Novo Benefits-Health Benefit Plan-Insurance Services-$4,677.00; Office Shop Inc., The-Segregated-Service Agreements-$4,204.39; One Stop Market-Search & Rescue-Supplies-$591.24; Pavillion, Town of-County Buildings-Water Utilities-$112.50; Paws For Life-County Sheriff-Animal Boarding-$315.00; Phifer Law Office-District Court-Court Representation-$57.75; Phillips, Adam E.-District Court-Court Representation-$825.00; Post, Raymond-Segregated-Car Wash-$71.49; Quill Corporation-County Attorney-Office Supplies-$139.56; Ralston Group LLC-Search & Rescue-Meals-$140.88; Reed’s Moghaun Office Supply-Clerk of District Court-Office Supplies-$57.86; Relx, Inc.-County Attorney-Subscription-$595.00; Riverton Physician Practices LLC-Transportation-Drug Testing-$184.00; Riverton Ranger, Inc.-Segregated-Advertising-$4,928.87; Rocky Mountain Power-Segregated-Utilities-$1,587.85; Sagewest Health Care-Detention Center-Inmate Services-$5,374.32; Shoshoni, Town of-Transportation-Water/Sewer-$52.00; Snider, Yvonne-Sheriff Victim Services-Reimburse Expenses-$172.80; Spoonhunter, Leslie-Fremont County WIC-Reimburse Expenses-$176.57

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to accept a voucher from Wyoming Behavioral Institute in the amount of $4,524.00 for a Title 25 patient.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Sympathy card; 2) receipt of preceding 12 months of receipts and expenditures for Fremont County Government from County Clerk and County Treasurer; 3) acceptance of Gary Crichton’s letter of resignation from the Fremont County Fair Board and subsequent letter of appreciation; 4) Abatement Summary cover sheet; and 5) Record of Proceedings.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Fremont County Bank of the West Credit Card Application for Tauna Groomsmith with a credit limit of $1,500.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve License for New Construction of Utility Crossing or Encroachment Applications submitted by Black Hills Energy for locations on Delfelder, North 8th West and Honor Farm Roads in Riverton.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve an Official Bond and Oath for County Treasurer H. Scott Harnsberger.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a letter of support to the U.S. Department of Commerce on behalf of CWC’s grant application to construct an Agriculture and Animal Science Center.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve an amended Youth Services Agreement with the City of Riverton, to replace the document signed on October 2, 2018.  Motion carried unanimously.  The Memorandum of Understanding between the Office of the Wyoming Attorney General and the County of Fremont, Wyoming regarding the State opioid case was reviewed which had been taken under advisement pending a recommendation by Fremont County Attorney Patrick LeBrun.  Deputy Chief Civil Attorney Jodi Darrough relayed LeBrun’s recommendation not to sign the MOU as Fremont County did not have the resources available to provide extensive assistance; however, state the County would agree to work with them on issues of a smaller nature.

 

The following documents were reviewed which were submitted by HDR Project Manager Lee Kaffar for the Peterson Road Bridge Replacement Project:  Temporary Construction Easement Agreement from Thomas C. Hutchinson; Temporary Construction Easement Agreement from Campbell Family Trust; Right-of-Way Easement Agreement from Adam C. and Terry S. Wilson for consideration of $880.00 and Temporary Construction Easement and Daniel L. and Barbara N. Merrick in consideration of $1,200.00 for Right-of-Way Easement Agreement.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Easements as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Priority Mail were discussed:  1) Bureau of Land Management letter to James Gores & Associates regarding their intent to offer the right-of-way grant for the Moneta-Lysite Road Shoulder Widening Project; however, they would require additional time to analyze the fencing proposal; 2) State Public Defender notification of their intent to enter into a contract with Lisa Kisling as a part-time Assistant Public Defender for the Ninth Judicial District, replacing Valerie Schoneberger.  The Board concurred with the Public Defender’s Office regarding the appointment; 3) Department of Audit letter regarding a list of Special Districts in Fremont County that have not filed an annual report as required by state statute.  County Clerk Freese and Deputy Chief Civil Attorney Jodi Darrough will address the matter; and 4) U.S. Census Bureau reminder of offer to participate in the 2020 Census Participant Statistical Area Program (forwarded to Planning Director Steve Baumann).

 

The Public Comment Period was held.

 

John Kidwell reviewed written comments addressed to the Lander Mayor, City Council, Fremont County Commissioners and Guardian EMS Director, referencing “concerns over emergency sirens endlessly blaring up Lander’s Main Street morning, noon and night, in addition to the Air Raid Horn”.

 

Lost Wells Butte landowner John Campbell, Riverton Postmaster Reagan Groathouse and HDR Engineer Kyle Lehto were present to discuss the upcoming temporary road closure from Paradise Valley Road on to Peterson Road when the bridge is replaced where it crosses the canal.  The plan is to move the mailboxes, currently existing on Paradise Valley Road to a temporary location at the junction of Peterson Road and Eight Mile Road for easier access by Lost Wells Butte landowners.  Lehto provided photos for the Board’s information.  Campbell requested the Commission consider relocating the temporary mail boxes not back to Paradise Valley Road, but to a permanent location on Peterson Road just off of Paradise Valley Road, owned by Tom Hutchinson.  Mr. Hutchinson was unable to attend the meeting; however, intends to donate a portion of land between the canal and Paradise Valley Road to facilitate the project.  Groathouse stated the Post Office would purchase lock boxes to replace the 74 mailboxes located on Paradise Valley Road at the new location that would provide a turn out area to provide enhanced safety.  The County would be responsible for building a concrete pad.  Discussion was held regarding the cost for the temporary boxes ($5,000) as well as costs for the permanent lock boxes on the donated property ($12,000) once the bridge is replaced and Peterson Road reopened.  The replacement project is funded with 1% monies; however, would not be a suitable source for the mailbox project.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the additional funding for the permanent mailboxes on Hutchinson property from the Road Construction fund, contingent upon an agreement with the landowner and Fremont County.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

In other business, HDR Engineer Kyle Lehto reviewed the three bids received from the bid opening for the FEMA Funded Project – Road Shoulder Repairs on Red Canyon Road, as follows:

K’s Construction, Inc.                        $89,590.00

71 Construction                    $99,919.00

Patrick Construction             $160,063.80

Lehto reviewed reasons that the low bidder should not be considered as original documents were not submitted and, in discussion with the County Attorney’s Office, related their decision that when a certified document is required, only the original is acceptable, unless otherwise specified.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Notice of Award to 71 Construction, not to exceed $99,919.00.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

James Gores & Associates Engineers Jim Gores and Brendan Thoman reviewed the letter from Bureau of Land Management regarding the proposal for the Moneta-Lysite Road Shoulder Widening Project.

 

A Public Hearing was held at 10:15 a.m., as advertised, regarding an application for a Transfer of Ownership of a Retail Liquor License for Crooked Creek Meadow Operation LLC d/b/a Crooked Creek Guest Ranch.  Applicant Michael Linden was not able to be present; however, had called earlier and indicated he could be available later in the afternoon if the Commissioners had questions for him.  There was nobody present in the audience, either for or against, the transfer.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the Transfer of Ownership to Crooked Creek Meadow Operation LLC.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Sheriff Skip Hornecker presented a monthly report

 

A Budget Hearing was held at 10:55 a.m., as advertised, regarding Unanticipated Revenues and Budget Transfers.  Present was County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix.  Felix outlined several additions to the advertised material.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2018-27 “FY 2018-2019 Budget Amendment No. 3.”  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Ronald Woodward, Program Director, Volunteers of America Northern Rockies “Center of Hope”, presented a first quarter report (July – September 2018).

 

Wade Beavers, representing Jamie Krmpotich, discussed an issue with his clients’ property.  Present in the audience was Chris Hamilton, Hamilton Land Surveying, Inc., Fremont County Planning Supervisor Steve Baumann, Ree Beavers, Associate Broker, Wind River Property, and Mrs. Krmpotich. The property is located on Lot 13 of Warm Springs Creek Subdivision.

 

Fremont County Library Director Janette McMahon returned to the meeting to continue discussion on her recommendation to not re-fill the full time Business Coordinator Position.  Joining her was County Clerk Julie Freese.   The following recommendation was reviewed:  Fremont County take over accounts payable, payroll and fixed assets.  She as Director would retain all HR, Library Board duties and work with the County Treasurer on accounts receivables.  An 18-hour Library Aide position would then be hired to fill in across the System and work with supplies.  County Clerk Freese reiterated her support of the proposal after discussion with her staff that would be taking on the additional responsibilities.   Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the recommendation to distribute the duties as indicated and hire an 18-hour Library Aide position.  Motion carried unanimously.

County Planning Supervisor Steve Baumann stated bid packages have been sent out to entities interested in the Riverton Cooper Road Corridor Study.  A Memorandum of Understanding is being drafted.

 

County Commissioner meeting reports were given:

 

Building Maintenance Supervisor J.R. Oakley and Assistant Supervisor John Harmelink were present to review the Wyoming Supreme Court IT Department’s intent to upgrade the audio/video in both District and Circuit Court Rooms throughout the State.

 

Public Health Nurse Supervisor Kathleen Laidlaw gave a monthly report.

 

The Commissioners reviewed their draft reply letter to the Teton County Commissioners desire to begin and collaborate in a conversation about a statewide and/or regional disposal plan for wildlife carcasses due to the expanding threat Chronic Wasting Disease poses.

 

A salary increase request for a County Treasurer employee was reviewed.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese stated open enrollment will begin November 1st for the Fremont County Health Benefit plan and that meetings are scheduled in one hour increments through the day on November 7 (Lander) and November 8 (Riverton) to further discuss other changes to the plan regarding vision and dental.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to make the training mandatory for employees participating in the County health plan.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

A calendar for 2019 legal holidays was reviewed.  A tentative Courthouse closure date for Columbus Day (October 14) was discussed.

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session for personnel and potential litigation.  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 3:10 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on November 13, 2018.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

 

/s/      TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

ATTEST:

 

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

October 23, 2018 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

November 14th, 2018

10.23.2018(FULL)

October 9, 2018 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

October 24th, 2018

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                    LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                      OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                           OCTOBER 9, 2018

 

OFFICIAL MINUTES

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

 

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

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on October 2, 2018.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

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

 

Ace Hardware Lander-Segregated-Materials/Supplies-$625.47; Ace Hardware Riverton-County Buildings-Materials/Supplies-$110.91; Airgas USA LLC-Vehicle Maintenance-Supplies-$585.77; Alsco Inc.-Segregated-Laundry-$201.79; Bailey Enterprises, Inc.-Inventory-Fuel-$20,015.97; Bank of the West-Segregated-Card Charges-$64,305.58; Bennett, Anna-Detention Center-Reimburse Expenses-$267.30; Bloedorn Lumber Lander-Segregated-Materials/Supplies-$112.04; Blue 360 Media, LLC-County Sheriff-Law Books-$295.12; Bowdel Steven P.-Detention Center-Medical Services-$2,375.00; Burden, Dan-County Buildings Detention-Replace Camera-$931.00; Carl, Sylvia L.-CAST-Trauma Yoga Program-$93.00; Case, David G.-County Buildings-Carpet Cleaning-$1,618.00; CenturyLink-Agriculture Department-Phone Service-$350.93; Charter Communications-Segregated-Internet Services-$145.72; Clifford, Gregory P. MD PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$1,719.00; Cowboy Chemical Inc.-Segregated-Inmate Laundry/Kitchen Supply-$1,186.70; Davis, Karla-County Sheriff-Reimburse Expenses-$90.00; Decoria Maichel & Teague, PS-Support Services-Audit Fees-$18,000.00; Dubois Frontier, The-Support Services-Advertising-$25.50; Electrical Dynamics, Inc.-County Buildings-Services/Repairs-$2,121.66; Federal Express Corp-County Sheriff-Shipping Fees-$14.01; Fontaine, Andy-County Elections-Reimburse Expenses-$20.00; Fremont County Library System-Riverton Library Roof & Drainage-Biosolid-$30.00; Fremont Motors Lander-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$990.68; Gee, Brian-Segregated-County Health Officer-$1,400.00; Globalstar USA-Search & Rescue-Satellite Phone Service-$177.22; Hanson, Andrew C.-Search & Rescue-Search & Rescue-$320.75; HDR Engineering Inc.-Segregated-Engineering Services-$44,314.08; Hutson, Jeff-Detention Center-Reimburse Expenses-$9.84; IBM Corporation-Segregated-Service Agreements-$2,619.96; Jack’s Truck & Equipment-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts-$21.63; Jiffy Rental Center-Riverton Library Roof & Drainage-Rent Equipment-$446.00; Lander Valley Auto Parts-Segregated-Parts/Supplies-$289.18; Lander, City of-Segregated-Water/Sewer-$3,163.21; Lazzari, Bailey-Public Defender-Rent-$450.00; Leonard, Anthony G.-Detention Center-Inmate Medical Services-$1,320.00; Lyles, Jesse-County Sheriff-Reimburse Expenses-$64.80; McKee Medical Center-County Coroner-Autopsy Fees-$390.00; Mountain Dental PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$1,198.00; Mountain West Towing LLC-Abandoned Vehicles-Towing-$613.70; Napa Auto Parts Riverton-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$503.25; Natrona County Sheriff-Detention Center-Inmate Housing-$390.00; Norco Inc.-County Buildings-Supplies-$4,007.32; Office Shop Inc., The-Segregated-Service Agreements-$543.65; Overhead Door Inc.-County Buildings-Door Parts/Repairs-$1,512.00; Quill Corporation-Segregated-Office Supplies-$422.81; Ratigan, Daniel, MD-Detention Center-PA Supervisor Contract-$4,000.00; Reed’s Moghaun Office Supply-Detention Center-Office Supplies-$31.55; Riverton Physician Practices LLC-Segregated-Drug Testing-$350.00; Riverton, City of-County Buildings-Water/Sewer-$1,427.60; Rock Springs IV Center-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$4,401.19; Rocky Mountain Power-Segregated-Utilities-$10,792.01; Sagewest Health Care-Detention Center-Inmate Services-$13,726.23; Schoneberger, Valerie-Public Defender-Rent-$450.00; Sirchie Finger Print Lab-County Sheriff-Supplies-$47.12; Skaggs Companies, Inc.-Detention Center-Uniforms/Supplies-$122.05; State of Wyoming, Public Defenders Offc-Public Defender-Rent-$1,650.00; Stroupe Pest Control Inc.-County Buildings-Pest Control-$115.00; Sysco Montana Inc.-Detention Center-Inmate Supplies-$7,388.27; Taylor Creek Exxon-County Sheriff-Car Wash-$15.00; Terrance R. Martin PC-Public Defender-Rent-$450.00; Traveling Computers-Computer Services-Services/Equipment-$5,672.48; Triple L Inc.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$4,702.50; Tweed’s Wholesale Co-Detention Center-Inmate Board/Supplies-$9,733.83; Valley Lumber & Supply Co Inc.-County Buildings-Materials/Supplies-$3.99; WCS Telecom-Segregated-Phone Service-$829.84; William H. Smith & Associates Inc.-Horse Creek Road-Surveying-$1,391.75; Wilson, Angela D.-County Assessor-Reimburse Expenses-$217.60; Wind River Radiology PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$389.00; Wind River Towing-Abandoned Vehicles-Towing-$205.00; Wind River Upholstery LLC-Detention Center-Repairs-$75.00; WY Public Health Laboratory-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$44.00; Wyoming APCO Chapter-Dispatch Center-Conference-$510.00; Wyoming Financial Insurance-County Clerk-Notary Bond-$50.00; Wyoming Supreme Court-District Court-Salary Reimbursement-$6,742.00; Wyoming Waste Systems-Segregated-Trash Removal-$2,704.06; Wyoming.com-County Sheriff-Internet Services-$999.95

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Record of Proceedings.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve a Fremont County Bank of the West Credit Card Application for a Department Credit card for CAST/JTC and Youth Services with a limit of $2,500.00.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

There were no action items in the Priority Mail.

 

The Public Comment period was held.

Fremont County and Prosecuting Attorney Patrick LeBrun had earlier received authorization to fill an upcoming Chief Deputy position at the salary level of $77,000.  He informed the Board that his intent is to move Tim Hancock to that position, then fill that position with Dan Stebner and then move Seth Griswold into that position, leaving an entry level Attorney position vacant, with a salary of $61,200.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the internal promotions as presented and authorize hiring an attorney at an entry level salary of $61,200.  Motion carried unanimously.  He reminded the Board that he has given up one attorney position and two less secretarial positions within the last several years due to budget reductions and stated the domino effect presented today is within the current budget and no new positions are being added.

Clerk of District Court Kristi Green also requested authorization to refill an entry level position within her Office.  She stated the employee has accepted a higher paying job and that it is difficult to keep employees at the entry level salary set for her office.   Commissioner Thomas stated budgets have been set for the fiscal year and there is no means for an additional salary adjustment at this time.  Green reminded the Board that she voluntarily gave up one position years back during the severe budget crunch and has not asked to reinstate it.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to authorize refilling the Court Clerk position within the Clerk of District Court’s Office.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix were present for a preliminary budget hearing.

Fremont County Extension Chairperson Alex Malcolm was present to inform the Commissioners that October 7-13, 2018 is National 4-H Week.  Office Manager Kim Collins and Secretary Rachel Fisk were present in the audience.

Fremont County Library Director Janette McMahon stated an evaluation of the vacant Business Coordinator position revealed the position is not needed full-time.  She looked at what would best benefit the Library system in regards to total staffing, budget and system stability.  Following discussion with County Clerk Julie Freese, she recommended the following:  County Clerk’s Office take over Accounts Payable, Payroll and Fixed Assets.  Library Director would retain all HR, Board duties and work with the Treasurer’s Office on Accounts Receivable.  An 18-hour Library Aide position would file, fill in as needed across the System and work with supplies.  As the money for the full time Business Coordinator position is budgeted, McMahon further requested to use the savings remaining for one time expenditures.  Freese distributed information regarding the three Clerk employees who agreed to take on the additional duties for review.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to table the recommendation until October 23, 2018 for further discussion with a full quorum and to also divide the request into two components – the Business Coordinator position and the other being the one time expenditures.  Motion carried unanimously.

County Coroner Mark Stratmoen presented a monthly update by stating the cooler project has been completed and it totally operational.

County Clerk Julie Freese followed up from an earlier meeting regarding proposed amendments to the Jury, Witness and Inquest Leave Policy of the Fremont County Benefits Handbook.  Revised information specifically relating to a federal grand jury duties was added.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the amended Jury, Witness and Inquest Leave Policy.  Motion carried unanimously.

Commissioner meeting reports were given:

There being no further business, Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 10:15 a.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on October 23, 2018.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

 

/s/      RAY PRICE, ACTING CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

ATTEST:

 

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

October 9, 2018 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

October 24th, 2018

10.09.2018(FULL)

October 2, 2018 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

October 9th, 2018

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                    LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                      OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                           OCTOBER 2, 2018

 

 

OFFICIAL MINUTES

 

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

 

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

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on September 18, 2018.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to accept the bills for payment, with the exception of one for a state employee mileage rate reimbursement, pending clarification.  Motion carried unanimously.  Later in the meeting, Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to accept the travel voucher for the State employee at the State reimbursement rate.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

Airgas USA LLC-Vehicle Maintenance-Supplies-$121.84; American Family & Life Ins.-Segregated-Insurance-$9,501.85; American Heritage Life Ins-Segregated-Insurance-$20.70; AXA Equitable PEDC-Segregated-Annuity-$200.00; B & B Enterprises LLC-Transportation-Signs/Supplies-$170.00; B & T Fire Extinguishers Inc.-County Buildings-Extinguisher Services-$116.25; Becker, Travis-County Commission-Reimburse Expenses-$527.20; Black Hills Energy-Segregated-Utility Service-$1,860.84; Bloedorn Lumber Riverton-Riverton Library Roof & Drainage-Materials/Supplies-$111.14; Blue Cross Blue Shield of WY-Co Admin-Health Ins Claims-$321,715.86; Blue Cross Blue Shield of WY-Co Admin-Health Insurance-$319,726.00; C C & G, Inc.-Transportation-Yard Rent-$3,000.00; Carquest Auto Parts-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$435.96; Carroll Septic Service-Transportation-Services-$150.00; Center of Hope-Health & Welfare-Allocation-$50,000.00; CenturyLink-Segregated-Telephone Service-$4,185.35; Charter Communications-Segregated-Internet Service-$299.28; Child Support Services/ORS-Payroll-Child Support-$564.00; Colonial Life & Accident Ins-Segregated-Insurance-$165.22; Desert Mountain Corporation-Transportation-Road Saver-$12,091.80; Dubois Hardware Co-Vehicle Maintenance-Supplies-$27.97; Dubois Telephone Exchange-Circuit Court Lander-Telephone Service-$648.78; Eaton Sales & Service, LLC-Fuel Facility-Service/Parts/Materials-$695.50; Electrical Dynamics, Inc.-County Buildings-Services/Repairs-$162.38; Ellis, Laurie J.-Fremont County WIC-Reimburse Expenses-$347.68; Fremont Chevrolet GMC-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Repairs-$3,927.30; Fremont County Fire-Public Safety-Allocation-$10,000.00; Fremont County Solid Waste-County Buildings-Dump Fees-$112.40; Fremont County Treasurer-Co Admin-Withholding/FICA-$196,706.29; Fremont County Treasurer-Co Admin-Section 125 Benefits-$41,231.52; Fremont County Treasurer-Co Admin-Health Insurance-$40,439.02; Fremont County Treasurer-County Commission-Property Tax Major Property-$4,341.41; Fremont Motor Riverton Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$27.03; Gee, Brian-Segregated-County Health Officer-$4,200.00; Gerber Life Insurance Company-Health Benefit Plan-Stop Loss Refund-$3.51; Grainger-Segregated-Materials/Supplies-$470.44; Great West Trust-Segregated-Wyoming Benefits-$7,045.00; Healthsmart Benefit Solutions-Segregated-Insurance-$912.00; High Plains Power, Inc.-County Buildings Detention-Utility Services-$224.74; Honnen Equipment -Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$735.88; Inberg Miller Engineers-Dry Creek Road Improvement-Engineering Services-$572.98; Jack’s Truck & Equipment-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts-$23.48; Jiffy Rental Center-Riverton Library Roof & Drainage-Equipment Rental-$102.75; Johnson, Jill-Transportation-Reimburse Expenses-$89.40; Judicial Dialog Systems-County Attorney-Maintenance-$1,200.00; Lawson Products, Inc.-Segregated-Parts/Supplies-$1,635.64; Leisy, Glen-Transportation-Reimburse Expenses-$147.23; Mailfinance, Inc.-County Attorney-Services-$266.52; Mckee Medical Center-County Coroner-Autopsy Fees-$1,958.00; Mid Amer Research Chemical-County Buildings-Supplies-$179.17; Miller, Margaret-District Court-Court Appointments-$705.00; Moskovitz, Amy Marie-Fremont County WIC-Reimburse Expenses-$785.38; Napa Auto Parts Riverton-Transportation-Parts/Supplies-$301.59; National Business Systems Inc.-County Treasurer-Renewal Cards-$542.98; Natrona County Circuit Court-Payroll-Garnishment-$188.16; New York Life Insurance-Segregated-Insurance-$127.78; NMS Laboratories-County Coroner-Toxicology Services-$1,010.00; Northern Arapaho Child Support-Payroll-Child Support-$598.78; Olson’s Auto Body & Towing-Vehicle Maintenance-Towing-$135.00; OR Dept. of Justice-Payroll-Child Support-$417.45; Osage Industries, Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Freight-$91.73; Palace Pharmacy-Detention Center-Inmate Prescriptions-$11,649.34; Paynes Auto Glass-Vehicle Maintenance-Windshields/Repairs-$260.00; Pitchengine Inc.-Transportation-Advertising-$275.00; Post, Raymond-Agriculture Department-Car Wash-$10.00; Precision Outdoor Power-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Repairs-$87.60; Pro Repair Plus-Abandoned Vehicles-Vehicle Towing-$123.00; Quick Set Auto Glass-Vehicle Maintenance-Windshields/Repairs-$410.00; R T Communications-Segregated-Telephone Services-$537.75; Ramada Plaza Riverside-County Assessor-Lodging-$445.00; Reed’s Moghaun Office Supply-County Buildings Detention-Office Supplies-$7.37; Relias Learning LLC-Segregated-Subscriptions/Services-$1,606.84; Relx, Inc.-County Attorney-Research Subscription-$595.00; Riverton, City of-Economic Development-Allocation-$150,000.00; School Specialty, Inc.-Segregated-Office Supplies-$313.30; Shear, Karen W.-County Treasurer-Reimbursement-$13.07; Six Robblees’ Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts-$671.83; Specialized Pathology Consult-County Coroner-Autopsy Fee-$1,885.00; Spoonhunter, Leslie-Fremont County WIC-Reimburse Expenses-$178.75; State Disbursement Unit-Payroll-Child Support-$1,119.00; Stevens, Cynthia B. MD-CAST-Clinical Supervision-$150.00; Stroupe Pest Control Inc.-County Buildings-Pest Control-$200.00; Total Net Salaries-Segregated-Salaries-$626,003.38; Traveling Computers-Segregated-Servers/Supplies-$27,543.95; Tristate Truck & Equipment Inc.-Transportation-Parts/Equipment-$2,286.63; Tweed’s Wholesale Co-County Buildings Detention-Supplies-$109.46; Union Telephone Company-County Buildings-Cellphone Service-$537.30; Valley Lumber & Supply Co Inc.-Segregated-Materials/Supplies-$154.25; Verizon Wireless-Segregated-Cellphone Service-$394.13; Western Printing, Inc.-County Attorney-Printed Supplies-$78.52; Whiting Law, PC-District Court-Professional Services-$2,445.00; William H. Smith & Associates Inc.-Transportation-Surveying Services-$321.50; Wind River Oilfield Service Inc.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$1,265.00; WY Child Support Enforcement-Segregated-Child Support-$750.00; WY Dept of Unemployment-Co Admin-Unemployment-$0.00; WY Public Health Laboratory-Public Health-Lab Fees/Supplies-$242.00; WY SDU-Payroll-Child Support-$984.00; Wyo Dept of Workforce Serv-Co Admin-Workers Comp-$18,694.51; Wyoming Retirement System-Co Admin-Contributions-$135,623.73; Wyoming.com-Segregated-Internet Service-$1,074.12; Zoro Tools Inc.-County Buildings Detention-Tools/Equipment/Supplies-$93.59

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Conoco Phillips interest refund check in the amount of $13.02; 2) Abatement Summary cover sheet; and 3) Record of Proceedings.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the document required to register with the US Government through the online System for Award Management.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to accept the resignation of Fredrick Antelope to the Fremont County Historic Preservation Commission with regret.  Motion carried unanimously.  A letter of appreciation was subsequently approved.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve an amended Agreement for Cooperation on Demolition for several unsafe and condemned buildings in the Town of Shoshoni.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Youth Services Agreement with the City of Riverton.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to ratify a FEMA Funded Repair Project Advertisement for Bids for Road Shoulder Repairs on Red Canyon Road.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a termination letter to Magellan Rx Management, Inc.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a grant attachment “Affirmation of Audit for FYE for the Court Assisted Supervised Treatment program.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a License for New Construction of Utility Crossing or Encroachment from High Plans Power for Carpenter Road, Dubois Telephone Exchange for Warm Springs Road and RT Communications for Muskrat Road.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve an Application/Permit to construct Access Driveway from Paul Butler for Union Pass Road.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Priority Mail were addressed:  1) second review of Teton County Commissioners’ request to begin a dialog about a statewide and/or regional disposal plan for wildlife carcasses due to the expanding threat Chronic Wasting Disease poses.  The Fremont County Solid Waste District is not interested in discussion as relayed by Commissioner McCarty and board member Steve Baumann.  Commissioner Thomas will draft a letter to Teton County stating Fremont County is not interested in discussing a joint venture.  2) FEMA letter regarding final request for information on pending first appeal regarding activities prior to May 31, 2017.  Chairman Becker and Vice-Chairman Allen participated in a conference call the previous week with Office of Homeland Security personnel regarding FEMA’s request for additional documentation.  Commissioner Allen recommended Emergency Management Coordinator Kathi Metzler attempt one more time to submit additional information to hopefully answer FEMA’s questions.

 

Representative Lloyd Larsen was present to address several Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments documents:  Easement Application and Temporary Use Permit for Wyoming Department of Health on their Life Resource Center land for a new disposal site which will store demolition debris including asbestos containing materials, lead-based paint, and other contaminated soils, consisting of up to two acres.

 

The Public Comment period was held.

 

Fremont County and Prosecuting Attorney Patrick LeBrun stated he will have a vacancy in his office for an attorney effective December 7th.  He will not be looking for an entry level position and recommended offering the current salary of $77,000.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to authorize refilling an Attorney position at the salary rate of $77,000.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Lander Road Crew Chief Clyde Winchester and Administrative Secretary Jill Johnson provided a department update

 

Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session with Justice Services Director Melinda Cox regarding personnel.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to adjourn into Executive Session with Owl Creek Engineering PE Harry E. Hughes, counsel for Mountain Construction Company, for potential litigation.  Motion carried unanimously.  Following the session, the Board remained in Executive Session regarding personnel.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to return to Regular Session.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

County Clerk Julie Freese asked the Commission to consider an amendment to the Personnel Policy regarding Jury Duty.  In another matter, she stated that timing delays on the purchase of the Coroner’s pickup truck has caused the need for an additional $2,000 authorization for the total purchase of $35,000 from the Capital Revolving Fund.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to authorize the additional amount for a final authorization of $35,000.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given.

 

There being no further business, Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 12:10 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on October 9, 2018.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

 

/s/      TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

ATTEST:

 

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

 

October 2, 2018 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

October 9th, 2018

10.02.2018(FULL)

September 18, 2018 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

October 3rd, 2018

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                    LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                      OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                    SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

 

 

OFFICIAL MINUTES

 

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

 

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

 

Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on September 11, 2018.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to accept the bills for payment.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

71 Construction-Road Material Inventory-Materials-$163,857.00; Ace Hardware Lander-Segregated-Materials/Supplies-$425.20; Ace Hardware Riverton-County Buildings-Materials/Supplies-$62.50; Airgas USA LLC-Vehicle Maintenance-Supplies-$248.71; Anda Inc.-Public Health-Vaccine-$8,447.30; Artery Construction Inc.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$12,320.00; Bailey Enterprises, Inc.-Segregated-Fuel-$23,020.95; Bank of the West-Segregated-Card Charges-$31,313.13; Big Sky Communications Inc.-Dispatch Center-Equipment-$804.00; Bill Jones Plumbing & Heating-Segregated-Supplies-$601.79; Bloedorn Lumber Lander-County Buildings-Materials/Supplies-$356.22; BLR-County Clerk-HR Subscription-$1,295.00; City Plumbing & Heating Inc.-County Buildings-Plumbing Supplies-$4.60; Communication Technologies Inc.-Dispatch Center-Maintenance Agreement/Repairs-$53.75; Cowboy Chemical Inc.-Detention Center-Inmate Laundry/Kitchen Supply-$540.90; Dave’s Asphalt, Inc.-1% Gravel Projects-Materials-$30,277.50; Davis, Karla-County Sheriff-Reimburse Expenses-$194.40; Denevan, Danny L.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$6,517.50; Dubois Frontier, The-County Elections-Advertising-$348.03; Eagle Uniform & Supply Co-Vehicle Maintenance-Laundry Services-$347.42; Eaton Sales & Service, LLC-Fuel Facility-Parts/Supplies-$788.87; Edwards Communications-County Elections-Advertising-$350.00; Election Systems & Software, Inc.-County Elections-Voting Machines Supplies-$734.09; Federal Express Corp-County Elections-Shipping Fees-$484.85; Food Services of America-Detention Center-Prisoner Board-$1,113.69; Freese, Burton D.-County Elections-Courier-$64.40; Fremont Broadcasting-County Elections-Advertising-$150.00; Fremont County Solid Waste-County Buildings Detention-Dump Fees-$5.00; Guardian EMS Inc.-Detention Center-Inmate Medical Transport-$1,656.00; High Country Construction Inc.-Road Material Inventory-Materials-$8,791.75; High Plains Power, Inc.-County Buildings-Utility Services-$924.94; Irvine, Dudley-County Elections-Reimburse Expenses-$15.20; J. Brower Psychological Services-Detention Center-Contract Services-$900.00; Jack’s Truck & Equipment-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts-$655.52; John Deere Financial-Segregated-Materials/Supplies-$165.28; King Franz, Tierney-Detention Center-Reimburse Expenses-$30.00; Kisling, Lisa-District Court-Professional Services-$60.00; Lander Valley Auto Parts-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$3,137.00; Linton’s Big R Store-Detention Center-Uniform Supplies-$67.98; LL Smith Trucking-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$4,317.50; Mark’s Auto Sales & Towing-Abandoned Vehicles-Vehicle Towing-$368.00; Mcomie, Lisa-County Elections-Reimburse Expenses-$15.00; Mountain West Towing LLC-Abandoned Vehicles-Vehicle Towing-$347.60; Mr. D’s Food Center Inc.-Dispatch Center-Supplies-$41.81; Napa Auto Parts Riverton-Segregated-Parts/Supplies-$426.74; Natrona County Sheriff-Detention Center-Inmate Housing-$2,925.00; N Compliance Safety Services, Inc.-Transportation-Lodging/Compliance Audit-$159.39; Neopost USA Inc.-Support Services-Postage Machine-$250.46; Noble Medical, Inc.-County Sheriff-Drug Testing Supplies-$400.00; Norco Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Supplies-$93.22; Novo Benefits-Health Benefit Plan-Insurance Services-$4,677.00; Office Shop Inc., The-Detention Center-Service Agreement-$74.28; Olson’s Auto Body & Towing-Abandoned Vehicles-Towing-$285.00; Pavillion, Town of-County Buildings-Water-$112.50; Phifer Law Office-District Court-Court Representation-$34.00; Phillips, Adam E.-District Court-Court Representation-$506.25; Post, Raymond-Segregated-Car Wash-$38.11; Quick Set Auto Glass-Vehicle Maintenance-Windshields/Repairs-$360.00; R C Lock & Key-County Buildings-Keys/Supplies/Services-$450.00; R R Brink Locking Systems Inc.-County Buildings Detention-Materials/Supplies-$304.00; Reed, Debra L.-County Elections-Reimburse Expenses-$9.00; Reed’s Moghaun Office Supply-County Elections-Office Supplies-$32.05; Riverton Physician Practices LLC-Transportation-Drug Testing-$331.00; Riverton Ranger, Inc.-Segregated-Advertising-$11,584.03; Rock Springs IV Center-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$11,946.08; Rocky Mountain Logistics Inc.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$9,927.50; Rocky Mountain Power-County Buildings-Utility Services-$1,578.28; Sanders, Alexandra-Dispatch Center-Reimburse Expenses-$46.05; Shirts & More Inc.-Dispatch Center-Uniform Supplies-$121.00; Shoshoni Pioneer-County Elections-Advertising-$549.25; Smith, Kristi-County Elections-Reimburse Expenses-$9.00; Snider, Yvonne-Victim Services Sheriff-Reimburse Expenses-$172.80; Stitches Embroidery Inc.-County Sheriff-Embroidering/Uniforms-$192.00; Sweetwater Aire LLC-County Buildings-Maintenance-$440.00; Sysco Montana Inc.-Detention Center-Inmate Supplies-$10,896.42; Talkington, Kay-Detention Center-Inmate Clothing Repairs-$90.00; Terrance R. Martin PC-County Commission-Property Tax Hearing-$340.00; TW Vending, Inc.-Detention Center-Inmate Supplies-$88.95; Valley Lumber & Supply Co Inc.-County Buildings Detention-Materials/Supplies-$28.55; Verizon Wireless-Segregated-Cellphone Service-$199.08; Western Health Screening-Health Benefit Plan-Health Screenings-$2,250.00; Western Printing, Inc.-County Assessor-Printed Supplies-$207.72; Wheeler, Hayley-County Elections-Reimburse Expenses-$16.50; Wyoming Dept of Transportation-Segregated-Fuel-$3,140.85; Wyoming Health Medical Group-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$1,591.00; Wyoming Otolaryngology PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$394.61; Wyoming.com-County Sheriff-Internet Services-$999.95

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Abatement Summary; 2) Memorandum of Understanding between the Office of the Wyoming Attorney General and the County of Fremont regarding the opioid crisis in Wyoming (taken under advisement); and 2) Record of Proceedings.  Clarence Thomas moved, Larry Allen seconded, to approve a Youth Services Agreement with City of Lander for the term July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.  Motion carried unanimously.  Clarence Thomas moved, Larry Allen seconded, to ratify approval of a letter to Natural Resource Conservation Services as co-sponsor of an Emergency Watershed Protection Project on behalf of Lower Wind River Conservation District.  Motion carried unanimously.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Temporary Construction Easement for The Nature Conservancy.  Motion carried unanimously.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Notice to Proceed to Jerry Bornhoft Construction Inc. for the FEMA funded project (Structure KEM Rip Rap Repairs) which will replace the existing riprap armor on the northern abutment of a bridge on North Fork Road near Fort Washakie that crosses the South Fork of the Little Wind River.  Motion carried unanimously.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a License for New Construction of Utility Crossing or Encroachment submitted by High Plains Power for Deadman Gulch Road.  Motion carried unanimously.   Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve a Volunteers of America Northern Rockies Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Program Quarterly Report and Reimbursement Request of $2,181.89.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in Priority Mail were reviewed:  1) Board of Teton County Commissioners request to collaborate in a conversation about a statewide and/or regional disposal plan for wildlife carcasses due to the expanding threat of Chronic Wasting Disease (letter to follow declining to accept out of county animals at solid waste facilities);  2) FEMA final request for information on pending first appeal (flood mitigation activities performed prior to May 31, 2017) (taken under advisement until October 2, 2018 pending further review by Emergency Management Coordinator); 3) Bureau of Indian Affairs Notice of Decision for two applications from Northern Arapaho Tribe of the Wind River Indian Reservation to have subject real property accepted by the United State of America in trust for the Northern Arapaho Tribe.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to appeal the two Notice of Decisions for the two applications.  Motion carried unanimously; 4) US Census Bureau information (Chairman Becker to review); and 5) Bureau of Land Management letter regarding two separate e-mails from Western Watersheds Project regarding rangeland management issues and interested public designation (Chairman Becker and Commissioner McCarty to review information).

 

The public comment period was held.

 

Charter Communications Senior Manager of Governmental Affairs Erik Rasmussen briefly joined the meeting to present a Permit Extension Agreement for the franchise agreement with Fremont County.  Commissioner Thomas had volunteered to research the Agreement currently in place and set to expire in 2020, and stated he had no issues with proceeding with the process.  That will include advertising for a 45-day comment period.  The Public Hearing was set for November 27, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. and advertising will commence immediately.

 

 

Fremont County and Prosecuting Attorney Patrick LeBrun stated he had moved the current Victim Witness Coordinator into the vacant Operations Assistant position at the entry level salary.  He subsequently asked for authorization to fill the now vacant Victim Witness Coordinator position at the entry level salary of $31,200.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve filling the vacancy.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

A Public Hearing was held at 9:25 a.m., as advertised, regarding Unanticipated Revenues.  Present was Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese and Financial Assistant Joe Felix.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve Resolution No. 2018-25 “FY 2018-19 Budget Amendment No. 2”.  Motion carried unanimously.  Freese noted the 24/7 program was discussed during the preliminary budget hearing held the previous week; however, is pending more information before proceeding.

 

Mary “Molly” Herber was present to re-interview for a vacancy on the Fremont County Library Board.  Current member Sharon Mensing is unable to attend meetings due to being out of state for health related issues.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve a vacancy created by Sharon Mensing’s continued absence.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ray Price moved, Larry Allen seconded, to appoint Molly Herber to the vacancy on the Fremont County Library Board, with term to expire June 30, 2020.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Anthony Luscombe and Peter Gottfried interviewed for a three year term on the Fremont County Planning Commission.  Later in the meeting, the Board declined to appoint either individual and requested the opening be advertised once more.

 

Public Health Nurse Manager Kathleen Laidlaw introduced newly hired Fremont County Health Officer Dr. Brian Gee.  He has been a physician in Fremont County since 2002.  He worked 14 years in the SageWest Lander emergency room and has currently spent the past three years in the Lander Medical Clinic’s Urgent Care.  The Commissioners thanked him for his interest in working with Fremont County in this position.

 

Kathy Laidlaw proceeded to provide a Department update.

 

Ninth District Court Judge Young provided several informational updates to the Commission.

 

JR Oakley also serves as the Chairman of the Building Safety and Security Committee.  Columbus Day (October 8) was discussed as typically having the Courthouse closed to the public so that employees can participate in in-house safety training and cleaning activities.  He recommended the Courthouse remain open on Columbus Day for “business as usual” as the Committee is not ready to present the ALICE refresher course and the unknown completion day of the federal trial beginning October 1st, which could carry over to the following week.  In that event, it is next to impossible to close one part of the Courthouse and not the Court areas.  Clarence Thomas moved, Ray Price seconded, to keep the Courthouse open for business on Columbus Day, October 8, 2018.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

Chairman Travis Becker stated a suitable applicant has been selected for the Lander Truck Driver position and he requested authorization to offer the position to the candidate, pending the necessary background check, at the entry level salary.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve filling the Truck Driver position.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given:

 

Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to accept the bid from Larry H. Miller Ford, Salt Lake City, not to exceed $33,000 for a new Coroner’s Office pickup with topper and responsive equipment.  Motion carried unanimously.  The funding for the purchase is through the Capital Revolving Fund.

 

There being no further business, Jennifer McCarty moved, Ray Price seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 11:45 a.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on October 2, 2018.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

 

/s/      TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

ATTEST:

 

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

 

September 18, 2018 (FULL DETAILED REPORT)

October 3rd, 2018

09.18.2018(FULL)

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September 11, 2018 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

September 19th, 2018

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                    LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                      OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                    SEPTEMBER 11, 2018

 

 

OFFICIAL MINUTES

 

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

 

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

 

Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on

September 4, 2018.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

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

 

2 M Construction Inc.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$15,675.00; Alldata-Vehicle Maintenance-Subscription-$1,500.00; Alsco Inc.-Segregated-Laundry-$244.20; Bailey Enterprises, Inc.-Inventory-Fuel-$30,981.87; Bank of the West Acct Analysis-Investment Pool-Bank Charges-$738.83; Behrends, Dorothy Irene-County Elections-Election Judge-$125.00; Bowdel Steven P.-Detention Center-Medical Services-$3,000.00; Bullington, Shaun-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$7,095.00; C C & G, Inc.-Transportation-Yard Rent-$300.00; CNA Surety-County Treasurer-Bond-$125.00; Dubois Frontier, The-Support Services-Advertising-$25.50; Evans, Michael A.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$5,940.00; Filecco, Carol A.-County Elections-Election Judge-$160.00; Glassburn, Jennifer M.-Public Defender-Court Transcripts-$3,992.25; Hayes, Bob-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$10,120.00; HDR Engineering Inc.-Segregated-Engineering Services-$25,783.42; Honnen Equipment-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$215.77; Inberg Miller Engineers-Dry Creek Road Improvement-Engineering Services-$1,224.88; Jace Water Service Inc.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$5,280.00; Jones Trucking Inc.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$4,152.50; JRT Radiology Services, LLC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$225.00; Kone Inc.-Segregated-Elevator Maintenance-$1,215.21; Kopriva, Patricia A.-County Elections-Election Judge-$40.00; Lander, City of-Segregated-Water/Sewer-$3,266.06; Lavoie, Marilyn J.-County Elections-Election Judge-$40.00; LCI Trucking & Construction LLC-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$12,100.00; Lee’s Operating Service Inc.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$11,577.50; Leonard, Anthony G.-Detention Center-Inmate Medical Services-$2,070.00; LL Smith Trucking-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$4,097.50; Lynn, Jane-County Elections-Election Judge-$40.00; Natrona County Clerk of District Court-County Attorney-Judgement/Sentence-$2.00; Newell Bundy, PC-District Court-Court Representation-$22.50; Norco Inc.-Segregated-Supplies-$4,836.97; Owens, Jimmy L.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$4,125.00; Premier Vehicle Install., Inc.-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Freight/Service-$491.84; Print Shop, The-Fremont County WIC-Printed Office Supplies-$15.00; Quill Corporation-Segregated-Office Supplies-$715.24; Riverton Ranger, Inc.-Segregated-Advertising-$909.30; Rocky Mountain Power-Segregated-Utilities-$11,737.61; Secretary of State-County Clerk-Notary Fee-$30.00; Shirts & More Inc.-Planning-Signs-$62.50; Shoshoni, Town of-Transportation-Water/Sewer-$52.00; Synapse Inc.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$3,960.00; WCS Telecom-Segregated-Phone Service-$845.06; Wells, Dan-Attorney Victim Services-Reimburse Expenses-$124.80; Wind River Oilfield Service Inc.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$6,737.50; Witzel, Alvin J.-1% Gravel Projects-Contract Services-$12,182.50; WY Law Enforcement Academy-County Coroner-Training-$35.00; Wyoming Health Medical Group-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$309.00; Wyoming Otolaryngology PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$41.45; Wyoming Waste Systems-Segregated-Trash Removal-$2,704.06

 

The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) sympathy card; 2) letter of appreciation to Rob Hendry for service on the Fremont County Public Lands Initiative Committee; 3) letter of appreciation to Mike McDonald for service on the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District Board; 4) letter of appreciation to Sharon Mensing for service on the Fremont County Library Board; and 5) Record of Proceedings.  Clarence Thomas moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve a Memorandum of Understanding between the State of Wyoming, Wyoming Guardian Ad Litem Program, a division of the Office of the State Public Defender and Fremont County, Wyoming.  Motion carried unanimously.  Larry Allen moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve submission of a letter to Wyoming congressional delegation supporting all efforts for de-regulating air ambulance for the good of Fremont County residents.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  1) Bureau of Indian Affairs Notice of Decision for an application from the Northern Arapaho Tribe to have subject real property accepted to be held in trust (containing 1,060 acres, more or less).  The appeal deadline is September 27th and the Notice was taken under advisement; and 2) Bureau of Land Management meeting request to discuss Trespass Notice and grazing deferment of Hadsell Allotment.  Later in the meeting, Chairman Becker reported he had followed up with the BLM and stated no action was needed at this time.

 

Sheriff Skip Hornecker presented a monthly report.  Since his last report, there are five open certified position in Detention.  Several individuals are in the background stages.  One of the five certified positions has not received approval to refill by the Board.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to authorize refilling the vacant certified position.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Sheriff Hornecker provided an update on the 24/7 pilot program being offered in Riverton only.

 

Commissioner meeting reports were given:

 

Erik Rasmussen, Charter Communications Senior Manager Governmental Affairs, stated the Renewal of Permit with Fremont County will expire February 2020.

 

Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen presented a monthly update.

 

Fremont County Planning Department Supervisor Steve Baumann presented a final plat for Lucky McAddition No. 1, Lots 9 and 11, Block 1, Re-Subdivision.  The Re-Subdivision is located at the west entrance to Jeffrey City, just off Highway 789.  The purpose is to add a small parcel of land south of each lot currently owned by the Jeffrey City Water and Sewer District between the Subdivision and State Section 16 that the Water and Sewer District does not use.  The Fremont County Planning Commission unanimously approved the final plat.  Larry Allen moved, Ray Price seconded, to approve the final plat as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Steve Baumann presented a final plat of the Lost Wells Butte Filing No. 1, Lots 37A, 37B and 37C Re-plat.  It is located northwest of Riverton within the Lost Wells Butte Subdivision near the intersection of Lost Wells Butte Drive and Lost Wells Circle.  The Fremont County Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of the final plat.  Ray Price moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve the final plat.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The Capital Revolving Fund Committee met the previous day to discuss several proposed purchases to the FY 2018-19 Priority List.  The proposed new list was reviewed and Lander Crew Chief Clyde Winchester, Riverton Crew Chief Billy Meeks, Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor Brad Meredith and County Coroner Mark Stratmoen were in attendance.  Financial Assistant Joe Felix was present in the audience.  Meeks and Winchester reviewed the need for an additional $155,000 to retrofit the Kubota System’s original authorization of $124,000.  They further stated the immediate need for five pickup trucks between the Lander and Riverton shops, at a cost of $37,000 for one and $33,416 for four, totaling $170,644.  The Coroner’s increased authorization of $3,300 for set up costs was also discussed.  Discussion was held regarding the prioritization of the Kubota System increased costs vs. new pickups among the Crew Chiefs.  Larry Allen moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to authorize an increase in the Kubota System Truck from $187,000 to $279,000; authorize five new pickup trucks for the Transportation Department totaling $170,644 and authorize an increase for a Coroner Vehicle and topper from $30,741 to $33,000.  Voting against the motion: Clarence Thomas.  Motion carried.  Commissioner Thomas’ dissenting vote was due to the lack of a true plan on the priority within the Transportation Department for the increased cost of the Kubota System vs. the new pickups.

 

There being no further business, Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 11:35 a.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on September 18, 2018.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

/s/      TRAVIS BECKER, CHAIRMAN

FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

ATTEST:

 

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

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