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14 I The Lovell Chronicle I April 17, 2014 BY BOB RODRIGUEZ Showing a decrease of $185,250, Byron Mayor Pam Hopkinson unveiled a proposed $825,200 bud- get for fiscal year 2014-15 to the town council, which voiced 4-0 approval after asking numerous ques- tions, sometimes regarding minute details, on Tuesday night, April 8. With thoughts of in- with adoption of the figures to be voted on during the June meeting, as it must be passed prior to the start of the fiscal year on July 1. Income is estimated at $827,676, up from $753,123 during the current fiscal period. CD cash reserves are set at $336,859. The proposed budget reductions include $78,293 under capital expendi- creasing funds for corn- tures, as the North Big munity development, ex- Horn.P.r0ject for extend- Councilor Alan Bair, the ed. Additionally, under the budget faces some fine-tun- income category the town ing, the council agreed, is not slated to receive as it met in the town hall $35,147 from the state's with Councilor Walter Ro- special distribution pro- man absent due to a water cess, said Donna Booth, the leak under his home. The town's clerk and treasurer. sum of $5,000 is in the pro- Beyond those fig- posed budget for commu- ures, the financial propos- nity development, but the al shows decreases in the mayor said that she feels following: "it should be upped a bit" Advertising, bad debts, to help boost possible Main bus expenses, zoning ad- Street projects, ministrator costs, feasi- The town officials de- bility studies, office sup- voted 34 minutes to a re- plies, postage and freight, view of the proposed bud- natural gas and electrici- get prior to OK'ing the first ty costs for the town hall, reading. There will be sec- a relief secretary, returned ond and third readings checks, cell phones, train- to economic "Holy cowX That seems like a lot of money monthly." Councilman Alan Bair ing and seminars, equip- ment purchases and supplies (various depart- ments), fuel, lagoon fuel, maintenance and repairs, and wages, and various others areas. Salary and wage areas showing planned increas- es: general administration $87,800 (a rise of $7,000); parks $28,000 (up from $25,000); streets depart- ment $30,000 (an increase of $5,000); mosquito de- artment $4,500 (up from 3,000); and raw water/ ditches $11,000 (a boost of $4,500). Salaries and wag- es will remain the same for the sewer department ($23,000) and the town shop ($32,000). Bair expressed his dis- favor of $11,400 (up from $9,800) proposed for the fireworks show during the annual Byron Days. "I object as usual," he said. she is "actively looking for ways to collect" money from the people in "all the cars that come to town" for the popular pyrotechnics display. Bair comment- ed, "I've heard that every year." The mayor respond- ed, "We're going to do it (this year)." After the first of three required readings the council voted 4-0 to ap- prove the mosquito con- trol ordinance, mandated by the state to avoid West Nile Virus, said Hopkin- son. A fee to property own- ers will be set by the coun- cil and it is hoped by the mayor that Marathon Oil Co. will help with funding, as the town sprays some of its property adjacent to city limits. The body also, using available funding, OK'd buying a new fogger for $8,250 plus $175 ship- ping. The mayor's plan in- cludes depreciation funds to be available for replace- ment of equipment as nec- essary. She explained that the current fogger lasted six years "and we are using line to decide what per- centage of the charge for mosquitoes will go into the depreciation fund to build up enough for replacement in six years." In another matter the council voted 4-0 to ap- prove the second reading of a revised ordinance re- garding rubbish. The pre- vious ordinance combined rubbish and weed control, but they now are separate. Persons could be fined up to $750 for offenses if they do not comply. Regarding said rub- bish, the definition sup- plied by attorney Joey Darrah was approved. It reads in part: "Rubbish means any object, thing, matter or substance that appears to a reasonable person to be of no economic value or worth. This shall include accumulations of trash and household waste that are normally stored for a short period of time before being disposed of by the property owner or occupant." The full state- ment is available at the Regarding the March bills of $15,756 Bair ques- tioned several items in- cluding a $480 charge by Technical Edge Consult- ing to back up the town's computer data. When he was advised that the fee would recur monthly he said, "Holy cow! That seems like a lot of money monthly." However, the mayor and Booth point- ed out that when the sys- tem went down last year it took several months to redo what needed doing. The council approved pay- ing the bills plus $14,473 in payroll costs. PSC: R ky Mountain Power (200(O.44B-E'r.14) Town of Cowley. liquor licem;e r newal PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission's (Commission) Procedural Rules and Special Regulations, notice is hereby given of Rocky Mountain Power's (RMP or the Company) application for authority to revise the network performance standards for revised baselines Rule 26, as more fully described below. The Commission, having reviewed the application and tariffs, its files regarding RMP, applicable Wyoming utility law and otherwise being fully advised in the premises, FINDS and CONCLUDES: RMP is a public utility as defined in W.S. 37-1-101(a) (vi) (C) and, as such, is subject to the jurisdiction of this Commission under W.S. 37-2-112. In 1999, RMP, formerly PacifiCorp, agreed to implement a program titled the Services Standards Program, comprised of Performance Standards and Customer Guarantees. The Company implemented the program in 2000 and was set to expire in 2005 but was extended until December 31, 2011, as part of the MidAmerican Energy Holding Company's (MEHC) acquisition of PacifiCorp in Docket 20000-226-EA-05. The commitment extending the program through 2011 recognized that certain program modifications may be appropriate, and that recognition was incorporated into the language of the Commitment. MEHC and PacifiCorp commit to continue customer service guarantees and performance standards as established in each jurisdiction, provided that MEHC and PacifiCorp reserve the fight to request modifications of the guarantees and standards after March 31, 2008, and the right to request termination (as well as modification) of one or more guarantees or standards after 2011. The guarantees and standards will not be eliminated or modified without Commission approval. The Customer Guarantees Program is reflected in the Company's tariff at Rule 25 and the Company does not propose any changes to this Rule. Rule 26 reflects the Network Performance Standards and is the subject of this application. In its application in the instant case, RMP proposes changes to Rule 26, Network Performance Standards, to clarify the tariff and provide additional information with regard to the indices used to measure network performance. 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Bowman, doing business as Waterhole #1, filed an application for re- newal of a Retail Liquor License in the Town Hall of Cowley, Wyoming for the following described place and premises to-wit: 30' X 60' room in the south portion of the building located at 91 East Main Street, Cowley, Big Horn County, Wyoming. Protests, if any there be against the issuance of such license will be heard at the hour of 6:45 PM on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the Town Hall in Cowley, Wyoming. Dated April 9, 2014 Lisa Woodis Clerk/Treasurer Publish: April 17, 24, May 1 & 8, 2014 CURRENT EVENTS thursday, April 17: Town of Lovell Spring Cleanup through May 3. See ad in this week's paper for more information. Saturday, April 19: Byron Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt, starts at 9 a.m., Jones Park, baseball fields, old football field. See ad in this week's Chronicle. Cowley Recreation District Easter Egg Hunt, 1 p.m., Cowley Park. Lovell Assembly of God Craft Fair and Vendor Show, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Lovell Community Center. Tuesday, April 22: Mustang Days Committee meeting, 4:30 p.m., Big Horn Federal meeting room. Saturday, April 26: Byron Lions Club Annual Auction, 6:30 p.m., Byron Bar. Tuesday, May 6: Northwest Rural Water District Special Election, noon - 6 p.m., Big Horn County residents vote at the Lovell Annex, 355 E. 5th St. CLUB and BOARD MEETINGS BHC School District No. 1 Board, 2nd Tuesday, board room, 7 p.m. BHC School District No. 2 Board (Lovell), 2nd Monday, board room, 7p.m. BHC Treasurer at County Annex, 1st and 3rd Thursday each month, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Big Horn Basin chapter of Gold Pros- pectors Association of America, Skyline Cafe in Powell, 2nd Tues- day, 7 p.m., 754-5921. Big Horn County 4-H Leader's Council, 1st Monday, Extension Office on Hwy. 310, 6:30 p.m. Big Horn County Weed and Pest monthly board meeting, 2nd Tues- day, 12:30 p.m., W&P office at 4782 Hwy. 310, Greybull. Byron Lions Club, 548-7543. Cancer Support Group, 3rd Thurs- day, 7 p.m., NHCC multi-purpose room. Community Garden Club, 2nd Thursday, Lovell Annex, 7 p.m. Cowley Riding Club, 3rd Monday, 7 p.m., 307-664-2235. Lovell Area Chamber of Commerce general membership meeting, 3rd Monday, noon, place tba. Lovell Bulldog Booster Club, 3rd Wednesday, Big Horn Federal Hos- pitality Room, 7 pm. Friends of the Library, 1st Wednes- day, Lovell Library, 4:30 p.m. Con- tact Linda Mangus, 548-2031. Lover Library Family History Time, every Monday, 1-4 p.m. Lovell Library Story Time, every Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. Lovell Riders, Inc. meeting, 1st Friday, 7 p.m., call 548-9918 for location. Lovell Town Council, 2nd Tuesday, Town Hall, 7 p.m. Lovell Woman's Club, 2nd Wednes- day, Big Horn Federal Hospitality Room, 1 p.m. Contact Deanna Wagner, 548-7793. North Big Horn County Health Co- alition, 3rd Tuesday, noon, rotating locations, 548-6410. North Big Horn Hospital Hometown Healthy Living, 1st Tuesday, 7-10 a.m., at NBHH. Ostomy Support Group meeting, 2nd Tuesday, 6 - 8 p.m., North Fork room, West Park Hospital in Cody. Pindroppers Quilt Club, check Mayes Fabric for details. TOPS @ WY169, every Thursday, St. John's Episcopal Church basement in Powell, 6 p.m. 664-2394 Tri-Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 2nd Thursday, dinner 6:30 p.m., lodge meeting 7:30 p.m. WyDOT Driver Licensing Facility open in Lovell every Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call the LoveU Chronicle at 548-2217 to list your club here. Sponsored by Big Federal e" FDIC Insured Greybull, Powell, Thermopolis, Cody, Worland, Lovell