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June 11, 2019 (OFFICIAL MINUTES)

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

STATE OF WYOMING            )                                                                                                                   LANDER, WYOMING

) ss.                                     OFFICE OF THE FREMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF FREMONT         )                                                                                                                 JUNE 11, 2019





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


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


Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held June 4, 2019.  Motion carried unanimously.


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


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


Ace Hardware Lander-Segregated-Materials/Supplies-$315.71; Alsco Inc-Segregated-Laundry-$273.17; Anda Inc-Public Health-Vaccines-$6,898.78; Bank of the West-Segregated-Credit Card Charges-$32,699.70; Bell Milby, Susan A.-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$250.00; Bloedorn Lumber Lander-County Buildings-Materials/Supplies-$21.31; Charter Communications-Computer Services-Internet Services-$109.98; Clifford, Gregory P. MD PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$8,567.00; Communication Technologies Inc-Segregated-Installation/Maintenance-$3,669.63; Dubois Frontier, The-Segregated-Advertising-$99.50; Eaton Sales & Service, LLC-Fuel Facility-Parts/Supplies-$874.92; Fleetpride Inc-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts-$451.46; Freeman,Carl-Dispatch Center-Reimburse Expenses-$165.00; Fremont Motors Lander-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/Supplies-$109.36; Fremont Orthopaedics PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$750.00; Groomsmith, Tauna-Prevention Program-Reimburse Expenses-$248.47; Holder, Philip-County Sheriff-Reimburse Expenses-$23.26; Inberg Miller Engineers-Cooper Road Study-Engineering Services-$6,275.56; Kone Inc-Segregated-Elevator Maintenance-$1,215.21; Lander Medical Clinic PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$909.93; Lander Valley Auto Parts-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts/ Supplies-$331.61; Lander, City of-Segregated-Water/Sewer-$2,492.73; Leonard, Anthony G.-Detention Center-Inmate Medical Services-$1,260.00; Mark’s Auto Sales & Towing-County Sheriff-Vehicle Towing-$150.00; National Business Systems Inc-County Treasurer-Postcards-$664.82; Nelson Engineering-Horse Creek Road Reconstruction-Surveying Services-$1,601.25; Noble Medical, Inc-County Sheriff-Drug Testing Supplies-$400.00; Norco Inc-Segregated-Supplies-$5,691.86; Office Shop Inc, The-Agriculture Department-Service Agreement-$275.11; Palace Pharmacy-Detention Center-Inmate Rx’s-$23,187.30; Parkins,Becky-Health Nurse-Reimburse Expenses-$162.00; Peterbilt of Wyoming-Vehicle Maintenance-Parts-$16.34; Post, Raymond-Segregated-Car Wash-$57.51; Postmaster-Segregated-Box Rent/Postage-$1,403.45; Print Shop,The-County Sheriff-Printed Office Supplies-$74.25; Rocky Mountain Infectious Diseases-Detention Center-Inmate Services-$223.00; Rocky Mountain Power-Segregated-Utilities-$10,743.36; Sagewest Health Care-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$24,268.32; Shirts & More Inc-Planning-Signs-$24.00; Shoshoni,Town of-Transportation-Water/Sewer-$52.00; Skaggs Companies, Inc-Segregated-Uniforms/Supplies-$384.95; Snider, Yvonne-Sheriff Victim Services-Reimburse Expenses-$225.60; Stroupe Pest Control Inc-County Buildings-Pest Control-$115.00; Symbol Arts LLC-County Sheriff-Uniforms/Badges-$454.50; Tweed’s Wholesale Co-Segregated-Supplies/Inmate Board-$1,139.47; Verizon Wireless-Segregated-Cellphone Services-$317.79; Western Printing, Inc-County Sheriff-Printed Supplies-$75.01; Winchester, Clyde-Transportation-Reimburse Expenses-$13.86; Wind River Radiology PC-Detention Center-Inmate Medical-$1,284.00; Wyoming Waste Systems-Segregated-Trash Removal-$2,686.21; Sheriff-Internet Services-$999.95.


The following items in the Signature File were reviewed:  1) Letter of appreciation to Shannon Batenhorst for service on the Wind River Visitor’s Council; 2) Letter of appreciation to Robert Townsend for service on the Fremont County Historic Preservation Commission; and 3) Record of Proceedings.   Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Modification of Grant or Agreement between the Fremont County Sheriff’s Department and U.S. Forest Service, Shoshone National Forest.  Motion carried unanimously.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a letter to Governor Gordon and WYDOT Director Reiner supporting the Wind River Transportation Authority in Fremont County.  Motion carried unanimously.  Clarence Thomas moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve a Request for Permission to Survey from WYDOT for the Lander to Fort Washakie US HWY 287 project.  Motion carried unanimously.  Mike Jones moved, Jennifer McCarty seconded, to approve their open letter of support of the County Clerk, Elections Office and Fremont County Attorney who determined there was no violation of Wyoming Election Law regarding recent complaints from the Wyoming Democratic Party regarding alleged wrongdoing regarding the voting registration and election process.  Motion carried unanimously.


The following items in the Priority Mail were reviewed:  1) Wyoming County Commissioners Association National Environmental Policy Act and Federal Law and Policy Training on June 9-10, 2019 in Lander.  (Commissioner Jones will attend as his schedule allows).  2) Office of State Lands and Investments Direct Distribution funding for Fiscal Year 2020; 3) BigIron Auctions sales brochure listing Fremont County surplus items (information sent to County employees who may wish to participate in the online auction).


The Public Comment period was held.  Bob Fay requested additional information on the letter of support from the Commissioners regarding Wind River Transportation Authority.


Fremont County Planning Supervisor Steve Baumann stated the fuel contract expires June 30, 2019 and there is not adequate time to send out bid announcements by that time.  The Commissioners stated they would like to bid it out so asked Baumann to request an extension from the current provider until the end of August to give time to bid it out.


The one renewal County Commissioner Scholarship application was reviewed.  Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to award the renewal scholarship to Silas Goetz who is attending the University of Wyoming.  Motion carried unanimously.


Five Expression of Interest letters were received for potential hearing examiners for upcoming Board of Equalization tax protest hearings.  The Commissioners made the determination to interview Terrance Martin, John Schumacher and Jane Juve at the August 18th meeting.


Commissioner meeting reports were given.



Sheriff Ryan Lee was present for a monthly update.


Vice-Chairman Larry Allen joined the meeting at this time.


County Coroner Mark Stratmoen presented a monthly report.


Chief Civil Deputy Jodi Darrough informed the Board that she has received one application to do psychological evaluations for Title 25 patients


Sherry Moore was present to interview for re-appointment to a three year term on the Fremont County Historic Preservation Commission.  Kass Harrell interviewed by speaker phone.  Later in the meeting, Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to re-appoint Sherry Moore and Kass Harrell to the Fremont County Historic Preservation Commission.  Motion carried unanimously.


Tom Jones was present to interview for re-appointment to a three year term on the Fremont County Planning Commission.  Later in the meeting, Jennifer McCarty moved, Larry Allen seconded, to re-appoint Tom Jones to the Fremont County Planning Commission.  Motion carried unanimously.


Popo Agie Ranch Homeowners Association representative Bill Lee was joined by Transportation Superintendent Billy Meeks to review the Association’s efforts to find another funding source to protect Fremont County infrastructure and subdivision damage related to spring flooding.


Wind River Visitor’s Council Vice-President Ryan Preston and Treasurer Mike Anderson returned to the meeting at the Commissioner’s invitation to discuss several budget issues.


A Budget work session was held.


County Clerk Julie Freese will advertise the proposed budget as required by State Statute.


There being no further business, Jennifer McCarty moved, Clarence Thomas seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 3:10 p.m. and reconvene for a Regular Meeting on June 18, 2019.  Motion carried unanimously.


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














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