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12 [ The Lovell Chronicle I April 1, 2010 .... www.LovellChronicle.com PI IBLIC NOTICES Big Horn Rural Electric notice of rate incrm_a_e NOTICE OF ADJUSTMENT TO RETAIL RATES EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2010 Big Horn Rural Electric Company does hereby provide written no- tice of a retail rate increase to be effective May 1, 2010. Wyoming members may file a written complaint stating their objections to the rate adjustment and requesting a hearing prior to April 30, 2010. The complaint is to be filed to the office of Big Horn Rural Electric Company at 208 S. 5th Street, Basin, WY 82410. Pursuant to W.S. Section 37-17-104, if a complaint signed by not less than five percent (5%) of the member owners in a Wyoing rate class is filed with Big Horn Rural Electric Company, then a hearing shall be conduted by Big Horn RuralElectric Compay's board of directors, to attempt to resolve the complaint. On written request by a Wyoming member owner, for the exclusive purpose of preparing a complaint pursuant to th above mentioned statute, and in compliane with Big Horn Rural Electric Company's bylaws, Big Horn Rural Electric Company shall provide a list of names and contact information of all member owners included in the rate class of the requesting member owner. If within two (2) months of final implementation of the retail rate a complaint signed by not less than 5 percent (5%) of the members owners in any wyoming rate class, is filed with Big Horn Rural Electric Company's board of directors, the board shall have two (2) months from the date of filing to attempt to resolve the complaint. The com- plaint may be filed with the Wyoming Public Service Commission after the expiration of this two (2) month period. Upon filing of the complaint with the Commission, the Commission shall investigate the rate adjustment. A complaint filed with the Commission shall be resolved pursuant to Commission hearing and. enforcement procedures. The proposed changes (in $) are: Current Big Horn Rates Approved Increase Effective Rate 5/1110 5/1110 Total Small General Service (SGS) The percentage increase to this class averages 2.91% Basic Charge 1-Phase 25.0 2.50 27.50 Basic Charge 3-Phase 35.0 2.50 37.50 First 1,000 kWh/Mo. .092340 0.00000 .092340 Over 1,000 kWh/Mo. .078340 0.00000 .078340 Small General Service - Time of Use (STU) The percentage increase to this class averages 2.11% Basic Charge 1-Phase 26.00 4.00 Basic Charge 3-Phase 36.00 4.00 Energy Charge Apr-Sep: First 1,000 kWh/Mo. .092340 0.00000 Over 1,000 kWh/Mo. .078340 0.00000 Emergy Charge - Oct.-March On-Peak kWh .118020 0.00000 Off-Peak kWh .034790 0.00000 30.00 40.00 .092340 .078340 Current Big Horn Rates Approved Increase Effective Rate 5/1/10 5/1/10 Total Montana Commercial & Industrial/Large Power (CI) The percentage increase to this class averages 3.94% Basic Charge 90.0 10.00 100.00 Billing Kw 5.25 1.30 6.55 First 200 kWh/kW/Mo. .104290 0.00000 .104290 Next 200 kwh/kW/Mo. .084290 0.00000 .084290 Over 400 kWh/kW/Mo. .030200 0.00000 .030200 .118020 .034790 Medium General Service (MGS) The percentage increase to this class averages 2.95% Basic Charge 45.00 2.50 47.50 Billing kW 5.00 .80 5.80 First 200 kWh/kW/Mo. .084470 0.00000 .084470 Next 200 kwh/kW/Mo. .064470 0.00000 .064470 Over 400 kWh/kW/Mo. .029220 0.00000 .029220 Publish: March 25 & April 1,2010 Irrigation (IRR) The percentage increase to this class averages 2.79% Annual HP Charge 17.50 2.00 19.50 First 150 kWh/HP/Mo. .087460 0.00000 .087460 Next 150 kWh/HP/Mo. .070130 0.00000 .070130 Over 300 kWh/HP/Mo. .034210 0.00000 .034210 Rental Security Lighting (RSL) (per lamp) The percentage increase to this class averages 3.05% 175 Watt Mercury Vapor Lamp 9.52 .29 100 Watt High Pressure Sodium 9.52 .29 9.81 9.81 Street & Highway Lighting (SL) (per lamp) The percentage increase to this class averages 3.01% 75 Watt Mercury Vapor 175 Watt Mercury Vapor 250 Watt Mercury Vapor 400 Watt Mercury Vapor 150 Watt Incandescent 200 Watt Incandescent 100 Watt High Pressure Sodium 250 Watt High Pressure Sodium 7.08 .21 7.29 9.52 .29 9.81 14.38 .43 14.81 19.42 .58 20.00 7.58 .23 7.81 9.08 .24 9.32 8.75 .26 9.01 17.91 .54 18.45 Rmky Mr. Power transmission line PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission's Procedural Rules and Special Regulations, notice is hereby given of the application of Rocky Mountain Power (RMP or the Company) for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) to construct approximately 12 miles of new 230 kV transmission line and to remove approximately 9 miles of existing 230 kV transmission line between the Dave Johnston Power Plant and the Casper Substation (the Proposed Project). On November 16, 2009, RMP filed an application requesting a CPCN to construct the Proposed Project, which will consist of approximately 12 miles of 230 kVtransmission line from the site of the Dave Johnston Power Plant to the Company's Gaoer Substation, and the removal of approximately 9 miles of existing 230 kV transmission line. RMP states that the Proposed Project is needed to serve its customers and accommodate growing load. Additionally, the Company states the existing transmission corridor has several transmission lines in close proximity, and the reliability criteria guidelines established by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation and the Western Electric Coordinating Council will be violated if RM P does not provide adequate separation of a distance equal to at least the length of the longest span for these transmission lines. On March 5, 2010, RMP filed an amended application which contained a revised legal description and a revised description of the area surrounding the proposed route. The Company states that the area surrounding the Proposed Project of 12 miles of new 230 kV transmission line begins in the Casper substation, located west of Old Salt Creek Highway. The line heads north through an Amoco reclamation area and oil tank fill on through open and vacant agricultural and range land. Avoiding a wetland area, the line turns west and enters Richardson subdivision, which has vacant areas and an area with commercial and light industrial buildings. Heading east, the line crosses Salt Creek Highway and then crosses more commercial property along Pearl Street. The line crosses Interstate Highway 25 to a vacant residential and industrial zone with potential for some commercial zoning. For about six miles, the land is vacant with a few two-track roads and a couple of large sand dunes, continuing through Amoco reclamation property, skirting the Soda Lake area before heading over the corner of state-leased agricultural property. The route heads west through vacant residential, general industrial and agricultural land to return to state-leased agricultural property and then the line heads south on an existing distribution line route through the Oasis Estates, Sand Dune Estates and the Sand Piper subdivisions. The roads crossed in the subdivisions include Stardust, Scorpion Way, Opal, Sand Drift, Sunburst and Coal Creek Highway. The line then heads in a southeasterly direction passing a few residential properties both vacant and occupied in an undesignated subdivision leading to the Lensert Simple subdivision. The line ends in vacant agricultural arid range land after uniting with the existing 230 kV transmission line. RMP has revised its geographical description of the proposed right of way for the construction of 12 miles of new 230 kV transmission line and states it begins at the Casper substation in Township 34 North, Range 79 West, 6 th PM, Sections 31, 30, 19, 20, 21, 16, 15, 14 and 13; to Township 34 North, Range 78 West, 6 th PM, Sections 18, 19, 20, 17, 16, 21,22, 23 and 26. The amended application states RMP would like to continue on this proposed construction schedule and begin the Proposed Project in April 2010. The Company states it anticipates construction will take approximately five months barring any delays due to adverse weather, material shortages, labor issues or other uncontrollable conditions. The application states the current estimated completion date of the Proposed Project is approximately August 15, 2010. Interested persons may inspect the application at RMP's Wyoming offices in Cheyenne or Casper, Wyoming, and at the Commission's offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming, during regular business hours. Anyone wishing to file a statement, intervention, protest, or a request for a public hearing in this matter must do so in writing on or before April 26, 2010. Any petitions filed shall set forth the grounds of the proposed intervention or request for hearing as well as the position and the interest of the petitioner in this proceeding. Please be sure to mention Docket No. 20000-357-EA-09. A public hearing will be held on May 4, 2010, at 1:30 p.m., unless rescheduled by order of the Commission.' Public comment will be accepted at that time. If you choose to intervene, you will be required to attend the hearing in person or by telephone. If you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, call the Commission at (307) 777-7427 or write the Commission at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002. Communications-impaired persons may contact the Commission through Wyoming Relay at 711. Dated: March 26, 2010. Publish: April 1 & 8, 2010 PSC Public Hearin v PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to the wyoming Administrative Procedure Act, W.S. 37-1-101, et seq., and the Wyoming Public Service Commission's (Commission) Procedural Rules and Special Regulations, notice is hereby given that a public comment hearing will commence on Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 200 North David, Casper, Wyoming, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.mo The application of Rocky Mountain Power (Rocky Mountain or the Company) for authority to increase its retail electric utility service rates in Wyoming, by $70,918,825 per annum or an average overall increase of 13.7 percent is scheduled for a public hearing commencing Monday, April 19, 2010, at 9:00 a.m., in the Commission's hearing room located at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. AnOther public hearing regarding the application of Rocky Mountain to reduce rates by $16.318 million or 3.10 percent to recover $7:949 million in deferred net power costs (NPC) through the Power Cost Adjustment Mechanism (PCAM) is hereby set to commence on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at 9:00 a.m., in the Commission's hearing room located at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300 in Cheyenne, wyoming. On October 2, 2009, Rocky Mountain submitted an application, together with pre-filed testimony and exhibits from fourteen witnesses, and revised tariff sheets, requesting authority to increase its retail electric utility service rates in Wyoming $70,918,825 per annum or an average overall increase of 13.7 percent. There are ten intervenors in this docket. On January 28, 2010, Rocky Mountain filed an application for authority to reducethe deferred net power cost rate by $16.318 million or 3.10% to recover $7.949 million in deferred NPC through its PCAM, together with exhibits and revised Schedule 94 Tariff, requesting a PCAM rate decrease in the amount of $7.949 million pursuant to the Company's tariff Schedule 94, to be effective on April 1, 2010. There are two intervenors in this docket. On March 12, 2010, Rocky Mountain filed a Motion to Consofidate (Motion), requesting consolidation of the 2009 general rate case docket and the 2010 PCAM docket. On March 18, 2010, Rocky Mountain and some of the intervenors filed a Stipulation and Agreement (Stipulation) proposing the Company implement a $35.5 million rate increase in two phases effective July 1, 2010. The Stipulation recommended the Company receive an 8.33% overall rate of return on investment and a $4 million decrease in NPC. On March 23, 2010, at its duly notice open meeting, the Commission granted Rocky Mountain's Motion which consolidated the 2009 general rate case and the 2010 PCAM case. Due to the consolidation, the Commission determined the PCAM hearing will commence after the general rate case hearing. Both of Rocky Mountain's applications, Motion and Stipulation are on file with the Commission at its offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and at Rocky Mountain's Wyoming service centers located in Casper (Casper Service Center and Casper Region Office), Cody, Evanston, Laramie, Pinedale, Rawlins, Riverton, Rock Springs, and Worland. The applications, supporting pre-filed testimony and exhibits from the Company's witnesses may be reviewed on the intemet at http:llwww.pacificorp.comlRegulatory_Filing_lndexl Regulatory_Filing_lndex91845.html. The intervenor's testimony, the Motion and the Stipulation may be viewed at http://psc.state.wy.us/ htdocs/RMP-ratecase.htm. All interested persons are encouraged to attend the public comment hearing on April 14, 2010, to provide comments regarding Rocky Mountain. All hearings will be conducted in accordance with the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission's Procedural Rules and Special Regulations. Interested persons may appear and be heard, either in person or through counsel, as provided by Commission rule. The Commission's hearings are open to all persons. If you wish to attend any or all of the hearings and you require reasonable ac- commodation for a disability, please contact the Commission at (307) 777-7427 (Voice or TTY) in Cheyenne during regular business hours or write to them at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Chey- enne, Wyoming, 82002, to make arrangements. Communications impaired persons may also contact the Commission by accessing Wyoming Relay (TTY) by dialing 711. Please mention Docket No. 20000-352-ER-09 or Docket No. 20000-363-EP-10. If you wish to listen to the hearings scheduled to commence on April 19 and 28, 2010, go to http://DSC.Wy.us at the appropriate time and follow the instructions to connect to the hearing. Dated: March 29, 2010. Publish: April 1 & 8, 2010 Please recycle this newspaper RHC Liquor License notification PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on the 9th day of March, 2010, the following applicants filed an application for a license, in the office of the clerk of Big Horn County: RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSES Deer Haven Mountain Resort, LLC - East of Ten Sleep Meadowlark Lake Lodge, LLC - East of Ten Sleep and protests, if any there be, against the issuance (transfer or renewal) of the license will be heard at the hour of 1:00 P.M. on the 20th day of April 2010, in the board of county commissioners chambers, Basin, Vjoming. Publish: March 18, 25, April 1 & 8, 2010 Lovell Town Council Minutes March 22 MINUTES OF THE TOWN COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING HELD MARCH 22, 2010 AT 7:00 P.M. AT LOVELL TOWN HALL. Present: Mayor Bruce Morrison, Council Members: Brian Dickson, Bruce Wolsey, Scott AIIred, Jodi Lindsay. Others present: Adminis- trator Bart Grant, Deputy Clerk Valerie Beal, Assistant Treasurer Ed AIIred, Public Works Supervisor Doug Savage, Sue Taylor-Lovell Inc Director, David Peck-Lovell Chronicle. With a quorum present, Mayor Morrison called the meeting to order and led in the Pledge of Allegiance. BUSINESS: Administrator Bart Grant explained cost estimates received for asbes- tos abatement work and demolition of the old hospital building. Discus- sion was held regarding a CDBG grant that might be used for such a project and the application deadline date. The grant can include pur- chase of property for blight removal. Use of the property by the hospital for a Green House assisted living project was discussed. It is in the hospital master plan but is not projected in the near future. Guidelines limiting usage of the property for economic development or low income housing were also discussed. Council requested Administrator Grant further research guidelines for the grant funds and check on any ad- ditional funding options for removal of the old building. Resolution 2010-3 stating understanding and compliance with W.S. 24- 2-111 for care of the highway within the corporate limits was read by Administrator Bart Grant. Scott AIIred made a motion to adopt Resolu- tion 2010-3. Second by Jodi Lindsay. All in favor. Motion passed. Jodi Lindsay made a motion to approve placement of a full page ad in the Mustang Guide for $275.00. Second by Scott AIIred. All in favor. Motion passed. Jodi Lindsay made a motion authorizing the Mayor to sign the Project Contacts and Responsibility Form for the Lovell Business Incubator project. Second by Bruce Wolsey. All in favor. Motion passed. Scott AIIred made a motion authorizing the Mayor to sign the Photo Release Form for the Lovell Business Incubator project. Second by Jodi Lindsay. All in favor. Motion passed. Administrator Grant reported receiving recommended changes to the Community Juvenile Joint Powers Agreement from Attorney Sandra Kitchen. Council requested the changes be sent to Brandi Davison for review. Bruce Wolsey made a motion to approve the Juvenile Services Board Joint Powers Agreement with the recommended changes. Sec- ond by Jodi Lindsay. All in favor. Motion passed. Bruce Wolsey made a motion to adjourn at 7:45 and reconvene in Work Meeting. Second by Jodi Lindsay. All in favor. Motion passed. Pending Approval: Mayor R. Bruce Morrison ATTEST: Deputy Clerk Valerie Beal .......... Publish: April 1, 2010 .... -  " :' Bi. Horn County Notice of Hearing NOTICE OF HEARING (NOH # 11 Date: April 1, 2010) Notice is hereby given of a public hearing on a proposed transfer of funds to the following budgets: $45,000.00 from Unanticipated Revenue (Community Development Block Grant) to 10-4-480-564-300 CDBG Elevator Grant $10,000.00 from 10-4-160-763-000 Capital Improvement to 10-4-480- 564-100 Elevator Grant Match $186,982.72 from Unanticipated Revenue (Energy Retrofit I Grant) to 10-4-480-565-300 Energy Retrofit I $27,299.00 from 10-4-951-980-000 Cash Reserve to 10-4-480-565- 100 Energy Retrofit I Match $56,500.00 from Unanticipated Revenue (VOA grant) to 10-4-477- 000-300 VOA OJJDP Grant The board of county commissioners will hold a hearing at 10:30 a.m. on April 6, 2010, in the commissioners' chambers at the courthouse in Basin, at which time any and all persons interested may appear and be heard respecting such transfer of funds. Dated this 6th day of April, 2010 Board of County Commissioners Big Horn County, wyoming /s Thomas S. Hinman, Chairman Is Keith M. Grant, Member Is Jerold S. Ewen, Member Attest: Dori Noyes, County Clerk, Clerk of the Board Publish: April 1, 2010 Town of Byron ,_;forage huildin SECTION 0002_0 INVITATION TO BID The Town of Byron will receive sealed bids until 2:00 P.M. local time on April 20, 2010 at Byron Town Hall, 35 S. Pryor Street, Byron, WY, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud for MATE- RIALS, LABOR, SERVICES, TRANSPORTATION & COMPLETION OF: Town of Byron - Commercial Steel Storage Building. The project consists of: The design and erection of a steel storage building with a width of 40 feet, length of 80 feet, eave height of 14 feet, and a roof slope of 2 vertical to 12 horizontal. Building will have a concrete floor slab and supplied with electrical service. Building will have four (4) overhead sectional doors and one personnel door. Mail sealed bids to Byron Town Hall, Attn: Commercial Steel Storage Building Project Bid, P.O. Box 5, Byron, WY, 82412. Sealed bids can be delivered to the Town of Byron in person at 35 S. Pryor Street, Byron WY. The Town of Byron takes no responsibility for delivery of bids through mail. Bidding Documents are available at: GDA Engineers, located at 1508 Stampede Ave., P.O. Box 338, Cody, Wyoming 82414. The same may be obtained for a non-refundable reproduction charge of $50.00. The Town of Byron reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids and to waive any informalities if deemed in the best interest of the Town. No bid may be considered unless accompanied by a bid guarantee of 10% of total bid amount, which shall be forfeited if the bidder is awarded the Contract and fails to enter into a Contract with the Owners. Dated this 29th day of March, 2010. S/ Milton E. Meier Town of Byron, Mayor Publish: April 1, 8, & 15, 2010 Havo a n0we tip00 (2ont.et tho Lovdl t2hronielo ... 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