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14 I The Lovell Chronicle I January 20, 2011 www.LovellChronicle.com PUBLIC NOTICES Lovell Town Council Minutes. January. 1 I. 201 MINUTES OF THE TOWN COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING HELD JANUARY 11, 2011 AT 7:00 P.M. AT LOVELL TOWN HALL. Present: Mayor Bruce Morrison, Council Members: Brian Dickson, Bruce Wolsey, Scott AIIred, Kevin Jones. Others present: Admin- istrative Assistant Scott Campbell, Attorney Sandra Kitchen, Deputy Clerk Valerie Beal, Ed AIIred, Willie Bridges, Mike Calvin, John Lafko, Sue Taylor, Frank Page, Jim Szlemko, Keri Wilske, Linda Morrison, Ryan Morrison, Natalie Wardell, Miranda Wambeke, Tre Wambeke, Tara Jones, David Peck. With a quorum present, Mayor Morrison called the meeting to order and led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Morrison designated council department responsibilities with himself over Special Projects, Brian Dickson-Water and Sewer, Scott AIIred-Police & Search/Rescue, Kevin Jones-Street/Alleys & Gar- bage, Bruce Wolsey-Parks & Recreation. Mayor explained Adminis- trative Assistant Scott Campbell will continue working month to month for the next six months. Valerie Beal will continue pursuant to Town Code 2-03-03-020 while an ordinance is drafted combining the clerk and treasurer positions after which the appointment will be made. Ap- pointments made are Nick Lewis-Police Chief, Sandra Kitchen-Town Attorney, Tom Ferren-Building Inspector, Dr. Troy CaldwelI-Health Of- ricer. Mayor Morrison will appoint Sylvia Gams-Municipal Judge and Keri Wilske as Emergency Management Coordinator upon their ac- ceptance. Planning and Zoning Commission appointees are: Allen Harvey, Rick Banks, Rosiland Harris, Frank Mickelson, Ronda Schroeder. Two ad- ditional positions are open on the commission and Mayor Morrison asked any interested parties to contact Town Hall. Board of Adjustments appointees are: Linda Hitz, Ben Fowler, Craig Walker joining Bernard DuMonthkF and Elwood Ennis. Lodging Tax Committee appointees are: Joe Anderson, Sydney Beal, Brent Reasch, Brad Haskell, Lori Scheffler and John Lafko. Lovell Tree Board appointees are: Bruce Wolsey, Jennifer Schneider- Chairman, Karen Schwab, Cassidy Bromley, Rand Tippetts, Holly Wardell, Randy Davis, Isaac Mayes, Dallan Smith. Lovell Western Arena & Motor Sports Center Board appointees are: Ferrell Mangus, Doug Harrison, John Nickle, Dale Hartman, Wayne Brost. Don Richards will continue as the Shoshone Municipal Pipeline Rep- resentative, Mayor Morrison will continue as the Foster Gulch Golf Board Representative, Bruce Wolsey will continue as the Lovell Rec- reation District Representative, and Brian Dickson will continue as the representatiVe on the Big Horn Basin Transportation Authority. The Museum Board is currently being re-organized. Bruce Wolsey made a motion to approve the Mayor's Appointments. Second by Scott Allred. All in favor. Motion passed. Deputy Clerk Beal presented Bank of Lovell, 1st National Bank, Big Horn Federal Savings Bank and WYOSTAR as depositories for town funds. Bruce Wolsey made a motion to approve the institutions pre- sented as town depositories. Second by Brian Dickson. All in favor. Motion passed. The Lovell chronicle was presented as the official town newspaper. Bruce Wolsey made a motion to approve the Lovell Chronicle. Second by Brian Dickson. All in favor. Motion passed. Brian Dickson made a motion to approve the minutes of the Special/ Regular Meeting held December 13, 2010. Second by Scott AIIred. All in favor. Motion passed. Scott AIIred made a motion to approve the minutes of the Special Meeting held December 21,2910. Second by Bruce Wolsey. All in favor. Motion passed, Brian Dickson made a motion to approve the minutes of the Special Meeting held January 5, 2011. Second by Bruce Wolsey. All in favor. Motion passed. Mayor Morrison stated he is looking forward to serving as mayor for four more years. He expressed his desire to re-evaluate and go for- Ward to make the community a great place to live. The need to clean up the town will be a priority and encouraged joint efforts on the part of the town and the citizens. PUBLIC COMMENTS: Jim Szlemko mentioned that the spot light on the flag at Town Hall is out again. OLD BUSINESS: Frank Page-DOWL HKM engineer reported the Southwest/Transmis- sion is final except for the warrantee period. He also reported the Safe Routes to School project on 7th Street as final and completed. Plans, specifications and easements on the South Project continue to be worked on for the Rural Development review. The grant application for the second phase of the Safe Routes to School project was submit- ted by the end of year deadline. Mr. Page presented a letter of request to use of the remaining funds under the Engineering Services agreement up to a maximum amount of $20,511.79 to complete the final items that must be completed to close out the Southwest/Transmission project and prepare the "As- Constructed" drawings as required. Brian Dickson made a motion to approve up to $20,511.79 for DOWL HKM for additional services on the Southwest/Transmission project. Second by Bruce Wolsey. All in favor. Motion passed. Sue Taylor-Lovell Inc. Director reported the environmental review is proceeding on the old hospital. They are waiting on written permis- sion from the building owners to proceed with the hazardous materi- als inspection. She also reported she will be attending an upcoming meeting to promote a local modified outlet mall for hunting and outdoor gear and the governors meeting on tourism and hospitality. She pre- sented a brochure explaining the core programs offered by Lovell Inc. and future training opportunities for the community and the develop- ment of a Community Foundation. Brian Dickson, as a point of order, made a motion to move discussion of the walking path off the table. Second by Scott AIIred. All in favor. Motion passed. Willie Bridges-Pryor Mountain Engineering explained the proposed walking path to the gf course and answered Council questions re- garding easement status, grant funding phases, obligations by spon- soring the grant, WYDOT grant deadlines and maintenance issues. A proposed maintenance agreement with American Colloid was dis- cussed. Attorney Kitchen explained the Town cannot indemnify them as requested in the draft agreement. Mayor Morrison explained their required liability insurance cannot be covered under the Town's policy and would have to be covered under a separate policy. Private indi- viduals can help fund the liability policy. Mr. Bridges explained in-kind match and the value of the easements can be used toward the match portion of the grant. Benefits to the community and schools were dis- cussed. Bruce Wolsey made a motion to proceed with the preparation and submission of the grant application for the walking path. Second by Kevin Jones. All in favor. Motion passed. Scott Campbell reported reviewing the county budget information on the annex building. Discussion was held regarding the Town's and County's responsibilities. Attorney Kitchen suggested major items of responsibility be itemized. Council requested the agreement be ad- dressed next month after their review. Attorney Kitchen explained Ordinance 908, 909 and 910 are compan- ion ordinances and need to be passed as such. She suggested ta- bling Ordinance 908 on second reading and passing Ordinance 909 and 910 on first reading so they can all be considered on second read- ing together. ORDINANCE 908 amending Section 4-02-02-010 defining animals, dangerous animals and vicious animals was presented on second reading. Scott AIIred made a motion to table Ordinance 908. Second by Bruce Wolsey. All in favor. Motion passed. Bruce Wolsey made a motion to remove Ordinance 909 from the table. I Second by Scott AIIred. All in favor. Motion passed. ORDINANCE 909 repealing sections 4-02-02-030 and 4-02-02-040 pertaining to issuances of warrant when person is bitten by dog and disposition of dog upon hearing was read in full by Attorney Kitchen. Brian Dickson made a motion to approve Ordinance 909 on first reading. Second by Bruce Wolsey. Councilman AIIred requested the wording be worked on before second reading. All in favor. Motion passed. Scott AIIred made a motion to remove Ordinance 910 from the table. Second by Bruce Wolsey. All in favor. Motion passed. ORDINANCE 910 amending 4-02-02-020 pertaining to dangerous and vicious ani- mals was read on first reading by title by Attorney Kitchen. Bruce Wol- sey made a motion to pass Ordinance 910 on first reading and post in lieu of reading. Second by Scott AIIred. All in favor. Motion passed. ORDINANCE 911 adopting section 17-01-440 pertaining to the pur- chase, possession, sale and offering for sale of certain intoxicating chemical compounds was read by title on second reading by Attorney Sandra Kitchen. She explained the Wyoming Legislature is consider- ing legislation on this subject currently. Scott AIIred made a motion to approve Ordinance 911 on second reading. Second by Bruce Wolsey. All in favor. Motion passed. NEW BUSINESS: Keri Wilske-Emergency Management Coordinator presented and ex- plained the proposed Severe Weather Plan. The mission of the plan is to protect the public by increasing the accuracy and timeliness of local warnings through a network of trained weather spotters which pro- vide site and time specific weather information to the National Weather Service. Various wording changes were proposed for the document. Council requested discussing the plan at the work meeting to finalize it. GENERAL INFORMATION: Bills were presented for payment. Bruce Wolsey made a motion to pay the bills presented. Second by Brian Dickson. All in favor. Mo- tion passed. Councilman AIIred requested itemized information on the expenditures under Streets-Misc & Petty Cash line item is emailed to Council. AFLAC WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS ............................... 562.24 ALLRED, EDWARD A ................................................................. 73.96 ALSCO ....................................................................................... 137.09 AVENET LLC ............................................................................. 500.00 AWWA ......................................................................................... 68.00 B & G LUMBER ........................................................................... 33.94 BANK OF LOVELL ................................................................ 15,767.04 BIG HORN COUNTY SOLID WASTE .................................... 9,097.60 BIG HORN REDI-MIX INC ........................................................ 524.00 BIO-LYNCEUS LLC ................................................................ 3,817.42 BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD ............................................. 20,788.22 BOBCAT OF THE BIG HORN BASIN ....................................... 338.84 BROSIUS, TIMOTHY ................................................................ 939.49 CITY SUPPLY ............................................................................... 5.40 CK HARDWARE ........................................................................ 291.41 COPENHAVER KATH KITCHEN .............................................. ,344.10 COWLEY LUMBER CO ................ : ............................................. 24.54 DOWL HKM ......................................................................... 65,018.58 FIRST NATIONAL BANK & TRUST ....................................... 2,750.05 G.K. CONSTRUCTION ............................................................. 150.00 GASES PLUS NORCO .............................................................. 346.18 GPS INTELLIGENCE LLC ........................................................ 600.00 HERREN, KEESHA .................................................................... 91.25 HOT STUFF PIZZA ..................................................................... 33.00 HYDE, JOHN ............................................................................ 150.00 INTER-MOUNTAIN LABS INC ................................................. 489.00 JOLLEY, JASON ....................................................................... 425.00 KEELE SANITATION .............................................................. 1,657.00 KOIS BROTHERS EQUIPMENT CO ........................................... 71.05 LARSEN'S BICYCLES INC .................................................... 3,600.00 LEWIS, NICK ............................................................................ 198.31 LOVELL 2ND WARD ................................................................. 150.00 LOVELL AMERICAN CAR CARE ............................................. 144.04 LOVELL CHRONICLE ..: ........................................................... 996.00 LOVELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ........................................... 198.00 LOVELL LIBRARY .................................................................... 150.00 MILLER'S FABRICATION ......................................................... 364.49 MINCHQW'S SERVICE LLC ................................................. 3,103.22 MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES ............................................ 1,380.61 NATIONAL ARBOR DAY FOUNDATION .................................... 30.00 NORMONT EQUIPMENT CO ..................................................... 29.08 NORTH BIG HORN HOSPITAL ................................................ 645.00 NORTHWEST RURAL WATER DISTRICT ................................ 45.60 OFFICE SHOP .......................................................................... 613.02 ORCHARD TRUST CO .......................................................... 1,020.00 PARK COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT ............................................ 149.16 POSTMASTER .......................................................................... 339.40 POWELL OFFICE SUPPLY ........................................................ 14.03 RAM'S HEAD - LOVELL ........................................................... 100.00 RED APPLE SUPERMARKET ................................................. 610.62 ROCKY MOUNTAIN POWER ................................................ 4,880.57 SAVAGE, ROBYN ..................................................................... 675.00 SHOSHONE MUNICIPAL PIPELINE .................................. 21,883.22 SLATER, LARRY .................................................................... 1,057.50 STATE DISBURSEMENT BD0275799 ..................................... 400.00 TCT ............................................................................................. 834.47 TOWN OF LOVELL ...................................................................... 77.42 TRACTOR & EQUIPMENT CO ............................................... 2,142.89 U. S. POSTAL SERVICE ........................................................... 255.60 VALLEY MOTOR SUPPLY CO .................................................. 269.13 VISA .......................................................................................... 502.56 W.W.Q & P.C.A ................................................  ........................... 90.00 WALKER, LEWIS B .................................................................... 60.20 WATERWORKS INDUSTRIES ................................................. 355.50 WRIGHT EXPRESS .............................................................. 1,225.25 WYO ASSN MUNICIPAL C & T ................................................ 225.00 WYO ASSN OF MUNICIPALITIES ........................................... 525.00 WYO DEPT OF AGRICULTURE ........................................... 3,212.00 WYOMING NCPERS LIFE INSURANCE ................................... 64.00 WYO RETIREMENT SYSTEM ............................................... 8,865.12 WYO WORKER'S COMPENSATION ..................................... 1,274.08 HUNDER, MELINDA & STEVEN ................................................ 68.99 WELCH, BARRY ....................................................................... 150.00 SPARKS, JERRY & KAREN ........................ ................................ 37.11 Total Paid: ............................................................................ 188,105.59 Council was reminded of the upcoming WAM Winter Workshop and reservation arrangements. Scott Campbell reported being contacted by Big Horn Mountain Coali- tion requesting funding support. Discussion was held regarding what benefits are directly received and participation status of other area towns. Mr. Campbell will do additional research on the coalition. Mr. Campbell reported on the first meeting with the group assisting with phase 2 of the Town Assessment. The group will continue to develop an assessment plan and Sue Taylor with Lovell Inc. has vol- unteered to guide them and seeks to provide more public participation. A get together is being planned for citizens to see what has been ac- complished since the last plan, what improvements are needed and begin dialog to move the town forward. Establishing neighborhood leaders was suggested. He requested the Council discuss possible town goals and plans at a work meeting. Mr. Campbell reported working on a comprehensive snow removal plan at the Council's request. He suggested discussion at a work meeting to establish priorities, and setting policy or just establishing procedures. Discussion was held regarding the need to initially clear the snow quickly, plowing snow to the middle of the roads, piles of snow during pick up procedures and the need for continued work to resolve cleanup issues. Mayor Morrison discussed holding a retreat work meeting toward the end of January to set goals. Attorney Kitchen mentioned a beneficial 1 hour presentation done by Scott Kolpitcke on effective councils- rules and duties. Mr. Campbell was asked to check on a facilitator for the retreat. Council requested a work meeting be scheduled in addition to the retreat. Work Meeting was scheduled for January 24, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Bruce Wolsey made a motion at 9:20 p.m. to recess the Regular Meet- ing and reconvene in Executive Session pursuant to W.S. 16-4-405 (a)(ii) personnel and 16-4-405 (a)(iii) proposed litigation. Second by Brian Dickson. All in favor. Motion passed. Regular Meeting was reconvened at 9:55 p.m. Attorney Sandra Kitch- en suggested hiring a hearing examiner for a possible appeal hear- ing under Section 2-03-04-020 (d). Bruce Wolsey made a motion to authorize hiring Attorney Chris Edwards of Cody as hearing examiner at $175.00 per hour if needed. Second by Brian Dickson. All in favor. Motion passed. Bruce Wolsey made a motion to adjourn at 10:05 p.m. Second by Scott AIIred. All in favor. Motion passed. Pending Approval: Mayor R. Bruce Morrison ATTEST: Deputy Clerk Valerie Beal Publish: January 20, 2011 Lovell Town Council minutes. Jan. 5. 2011 MINUTES OF THE TOWN COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING HELD JANUARY 5, 2011 AT 9:00 A.M. AT LOVELL TOWN HALL. Present: Mayor Bruce Morrison, council Members: Brian Dickson, Bruce Wolsey. Others present: Administrative Assistant Scott Camp- bell, Deputy Clerk Valerie Beal, Sue Taylor, Cindy Porter, Leah Brise- no, Andy Rose, Bruce Morse. Mayor Morrison called the meeting to order. Leah Briseno presented The Elected Official's Guide to Economic Development. She explained the building blocks in the economic development process. Cindy Por- ter facilitated discussion on the second phase of the upcoming Com- munity Assessment. She explained the assessment process and the resources provided to assist with planning and organization. Mayor Morrison expressed his wish to establish an identity for the town. Meeting was adjourned at 11:20 a.m. APPROVED: Mayor R. Bruce Morrison ATTEST: Deputy Clerk Valerie Beal Publish:; January 20, 2011 Chane of name STATE OF WYOMING COUNTY OF BIG HORN ) IN THE DISTRICT COURT ) SS. ) FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT IN THE MATTER OF THE ') CHANGE OF NAME OF ) DALTON JOSEPH JOHNSON ) CASE NO. 019296 TRISTAN CHANDLER JOHNSON ) JAXSON TREVOR JOHNSON ) NOTICE OF HEARING ON CHANGE OF NAME Petitioners hereby give notice to all interested persons that they have filed a Petition for Change of Name in District Court of Big Horn Coun- ty, Wyoming requresting the change of names as follows: From Dalton Joseph Johnson Tristan Chandler Johnson Jaxson Trevor Johnson To Dalton Joseph Jewell Tristan Chandler Jewell Jaxon Trevor Jewell The hearing on the application will be held on the 10th day of Feb- ruary, 2011, at 11:00 o'clock a.m. in the Distr, i/;tCourt of Big Horn County, located at 420 West C Street, Basirl .,#2410, Aoy andLaE persons having objections to the requested Cige of Nameimust appear at that time and be heard. Suzette Jewell 607 Nevada Ave. Lovell, WY 82431 Publish: January 6, 13 & 20, 2011 MDU Ilas Cost Increase PUBLIC NOTICE The Wyoming Public Service Commission (Commission) has given Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. (MDU) authority to pass on wholesale purchased gas cost increase of $0.478 per decatherm (Dth) to its Res- idential, Firm General Service, and Small and Large Interruptible cus- tomers, and $0.476 per Dth to its Seasonal Firm customers, all subject to notice, protest, intervention, possible hearing, refund, change, fur- ther investigation and further order of the Commission. The increase for all classes of customers is due to higher projected gas costs in January 2011. The Company states the proposed increases will affect all customers in MDU's Wyoming service territory; and are proposed to go into effect for usage on and after January 1, 2011. The proposed pass-on will result in an estimated increase of $195,980 in the Com- pany's revenues during January 2011, based upon estimated sales volumes for the month. MDU's current and proposed rates for its Residential customers, stat- ed in dollars per Dth, are: Tariff Item Proposed Current Net Cost Cost Change ($/Dth) ($1Dth) ($1Dth) Purchased Gas Cost 4.891 4.413 0.478 Surcharge Adjustment (CBA) (0.008) (0.008) 0.000 Non-Core Revenue Credit (0.085) (0.085) 0.000 Total Purchased Gas Cost 4.798 4.320 0.478 Distribution Delivery Charge 0.633 0.633 0.000 0.002 0.002 0.000 Conservation Tracking Ad- justment I Total Gas Cost 5.433 4.955 0.478 The proposed increase in rates will result in an increase of $7.84, or about 8.4%, for the average residential customer using 16.4 Dths in January 2011. Actual bills will vary with usage. Sections 249 and 250 of the Commission's Rules allow a utility to pass on to its customers known or prospective wholesale commodity cost increases or decreases, subject to public notice, opportunity for hear- ing and refund. MDU's application is on file in its Wyoming business offices and at the Commission's office in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and may be inspected by any interested person during regular business hours. Anyone desiring to file a statement, intervention petition, protest or request for a public hearing in this matter must so file, in writing, with the Commission on or before February 11, 2011. The petition shall set forth the grounds of the proposed intervention or request for hearing and the position and interest of the petitioner in this proceeding. If you wish to intervene in this matter or request a public hearing that you will attend, and you require reasonable accommodation for a dis- ability, please contact the Commission at (307) 777-7427, or write to the Commission at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyo- ming 82002, to make arrangements. Communications impaired per- sons may also contact the Commission by accessing Wyoming Relay at 711. Please mention Docket No. 30013-241-GP-10 in your com- munications. Dated: January 10, 2011. Publish: January 20 & 27, 2011