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I 6 I The Lovell Chronicle I January 26, 2012 DAVID PECK New North Big Horn Hospital Clinic physician Deborah Brackett, MD, chats with Big Horn Federal Branch Manager Joe Hatch during her "meet the community" open house Tuesday afternoon at the hospital. Two open houses Friday BY DAVID PECK Lovell Inc. economic development and LIFT In- stitute/MPOWER Fitness Studio are joining forces for a pair of open houses this Friday in Lovell. Both open houses will take place from 3-6 p.m. at the respective buildings: Lovell Inc. at 142 E. Third, across the street from the post office, and LIFT Insti- tute at 440 Nevada Ave., across the street from Haskell Furniture. LOVELL INC. Lovell Inc. will be showing off its newly re- furbished office and in- cubator building, a proj- ect wrapping up recently thanks to a $330,599 grant from the Wyoming Busi- ness Council as part of a $405,844 project. The Town of Lovell and Lovell Inc. matched the grant to the tune of $75,245, Direc- tor Sue Taylor said, via the purchase of the building in 2008 and some initial im- provements after the town purchased it from Welch Investment Limited Part- nership (the Hazel Welch family). The building was for- merly occupied by the U.S. Forest Service and, later, by Mountain Construc- tion. Lovell Inc. occupied the building in February of 2009. Taylor said the town bought the building with the purpose of creating a business incubator, and Lovell Inc. helped write the grant to upgrade the build- ing. Lovell Inc. also exe- cuted an operation man- agement agreement, which allows the organization to operate the incubator pro- gram. The grant was submit- ted in September of 2009 and awarded in December of that year by the WBC. The construction process included asbestos inspec- tion, followed by removal, and it was during the re- moval process that the old building's floor fell a few inches due to metal fatigue in footers supporting the floor. An evaluation and re- mediation process for the floor probably delayed the reconstruction by two months, Taylor said. The floor was jacked up, and a new pier-style footer was put in. Post-floor reconstruc- tion began in July of 2011 and included new roofing, new windows, new me- chanical systems (heat- ing and air conditioning), new plumbing and wiring, exterior awnings, new in- terior finishes, ADA com- pliance work including a remodeled restroom, hand- icapped parking and a new wheelchair ramp, and new insulation. The Lovell Inc. office remains in the northeast corner of the building near the front door, and there are three tenant spaces, an expansion area in case a tenant needs a larger space, and a shared use conference room. Lovell Inc. is seeking business incubator ten- ants. Call 548-6707 and/or come to the open house Fri- day. Taylor said an incuba- tor is for start-up business- es, a home-based business making the jump to com- mercial space or a business in transition. LIFT/MPOWER LIFT Institute (Lovell Individual and Family Therapy), owned and op- erated by Michelle Croft, LCSW, embraces a holistic approach to mental health, which incorporates posi- tive psychology, including wellness programs. All as- pects of an individual's life, physical healing, mental health and wellness, emo- tional well-being and spiri- tual beliefs and values are considered, according to a company flyer. LIFT Institute and MPOWER Fitness Studio are one entity, custom de- signed to address the vary- ing needs of clients who wish to obtain optimal mental health. MPOWER Fitness also provides op- portunities for those who wish to participate solely in fitness classes like Zum- ba Fitness, Turbo Kick, Zumba Toning and, coming this fall, combination Yoga and Pilates. Croft invites people to come and meet their pro- fessional staff during the open house and tour the new facilities. Town soon to take possession of old hospital BY DAVID PECK The Town of Lovell will soon own the former North Big Horn Hospital property on 10th Street in Lovell. Meeting for a special meeting Tuesday at noon, the Lovell Town Coun- cil heard from Lovell Inc. Director Sue Taylor that, while the warranty deed isn't ready for the town to take possession of the prop- erty from Elder Care Inc., it is close, with paperwork in the final stages and such items as a corporate resolu- tion completed. The council did vote Tuesday to authorize May- or Bruce Morrison to sign an agreement with the Wy- oming Business Council to accept a $491,000 Com- munity Development Block Grant for the demolition of the former hospital once the town receives the warranty deed. The town would then proceed with a senior hous- ing project. Morrison carefully re- viewed the agreement with the council after it was re- viewed by town attorney Sandra Kitchen, and the council approved the agree- ment unanimously, with Councilman Scott Allred absent. Once the deed is re- ceived and the agreement executed, next up is an as- bestos inspection and a plan for removal, followed by as- bestos removal. Taylor said the asbestos work could be completed in the February- This Nose KNOWS CLEAN  Carpet Upholstery. Air Duct Cleaning Water & Fire Damage Cleanup For a cleaner, healthier home, call us today! 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Taylor listed a few minor punch list items that need to be completed and said that, while the town is currently holding $28,179 in retainage, the project did not reach substantial com- pletion until Oct. 26 when the contract called for final completion by Oct. 3. The contract allows for a penal- ty of $500 per day for late completion under the con- tract, which would amount to $11,500. Taylor said she and the mayor agree that there should be some penalty but also said that some of the responsibility lies with the architect that was oversee- ing the project. The council discussed a lesser amount for a penalty but also reviewed the con- tract, which uses the word "shall" in the section about a $500 per day late penal- ty. 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Town Clerk/Treasur- er Valerie Beal said Town Foreman Doug Savage re- ported that people are us- mg the vegetative waste site near Constitution Park properly. The council voted to ap- ply to the Wyoming Dept. of Environmental Quality for an open burning peri- od running from March 15 through June 16. Haskell Furniture & Flooring "Better than Billings pricing everyday!" Lovell 548-2269 Cody 527-5990 Worland 347-6548