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May 10, 2012 I The Lovell Chronicle I 19 Public notices Bi Horn County Commi55ioner'5 minutes. April 1 7. 2022 MINUTES OFTHE BIG HORN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS' REGULAR BOARD MEETING for April 17, 2012 Name: Big Horn County Commissioners Type of Meeting: Regular Place: Big Horn County Courthouse Date: April 17, 2012 Time: 9:00 a.m. Chairman: Thomas S. Hinman, Pro Tern Members Present: Keith Grant. Members Absent: Jerold S. Ewen County Clerk: Dori Noyes and Deputy County Clerk: Wendy Thulander Others present various times: Karla Pomeroy, Basin Republican Rustler Meeting was called to order at 9:01 a.m., by: Chairman Thomas S. Hinman. Pro Tem: followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Chairman Thomas S. Hinman. Pro Tern recognized guests. Motion was made by Keith Grant; seconded by Chairman Thomas S. Hinman. Pro Tem: to approve the agenda. Motion passed unanimously. William Bridges, Pryor Mountain Engineering: William Bridges reported that crushing would be done tomorrow on the Horse Creek Pit. He said the Contractor, Frost Rock was doing a good job and 15 thousand cubic yards had been crushed already. Mr. Bridges said Jerry Denniston would be installing the cattle guard on Lane 38 today. Access Permit Road 71/2: Upon recommendation by William Bridges, Motion was made by Keith Grant; seconded by Chairman Thomas S. Hinman. Pro Tem." to approve the Big Horn County Application for Permit To Construct Access Driveway for County Road 7 1/2 for Chad Nordorstorm located at T.S. 57, Range 96, Section 29. Motion passed unanimously. Crystal Creek Road Update: William Bridges said he received e-mail correspondence from Dan Close who represents M-1 Swaco, a bentonite company located in Big Horn County. He said Mr. Close was inquiring about getting access for a mining claim he was getting ready to permit on which overlaps the Crystal Creek County road. Mr. Bridges said he will get back to the Commissioners after investigating the matter more with Dan Close. Utility Permit-Request Monitoring Well Access: Motion was made by Keith Grant; seconded by Chairman Thomas S. Hinman. Pro Tern: to approve the Fremont Environmental Inc., Request Monitoring Well Access Fremont Project No C012-001. Motion passed unanimously. Big Horn County Library Window Renovation Update: William Bridges said all the windows are in place with only some finish work that still needed to be done. He said it was a job well done, that looks good and that the outside lights that were added was a good idea and provides much better security. Big Horn County High Risk Rural Road Sign Installation Project #PME-011204: William Bridges said he picked up the pre-approved Contract by the Commissioners from BHC Attorney, Michelle Burns on Friday with her approval and presented it for signature. Chairman Thomas S. Hinman, Pro Tem signed the Contract. Sage Brush Lane Update: William Bridges said he received an e-mail from Tina Vigil, Senior Lands Management Specialist, Office of State Lands & Investments, Cheyenne. Dori Noyes, said it was regarding a public road the County applied for years ago when Kay Cummings was County Clerk. William Bridges said the Office of State Lands & Investments advised him that since the application from Big Horn County was approved, their department needed to find out if the road had ever been built in order to finish up the paperwork in their office. Mr. Bridges said State Lands & Investments said they had no record of money being sent, and no report of the road being built or post-construction report ever being received by the Office of State Lands & Investments from Big Horn County. Mr. Bridges said he will get back to the Commissioners after investigating the matter more with Tina Vigil. AIRPORTS: '.. North Master:,Plan: William Bridges discussed the letter he prepared and sent to Duane Feick, Realty Specialist, with BLM regardinga land transfer next to the North Big Horn County Airport GDA Engineers. This transfer is currently being focused on during its update to the North Big Horn County Airport Master Plan. One of the main focuses is on the additional facilities needed to accommodate the increasing use by non-powered glider aircraft at the airport. To accommodate the runway and meet the minimum FAA standards, the runway will be encroaching upon BLM land and would also require the relocation of a dirt haul road (non-county road), also on the BLM tract. He told the Commission he would like to discuss this further with the BLM and the requirements would be under the Airport Public Lands Transfer Act. He will get back to the Commission later with more information. North and South Big Horn County. Airports Land Use Compliance Inspection: William Bridges discussed the letter he prepared and sent to Marc Miller, Denver ADO with the Federal Aviation Administration as the update for the action plan reference all items had been completed except for the fully adopted revisions to the airport Rules and Regulations and Minimum Standards. He said these were currently under revision by GDA Engineers in conjunction with the North Airport and South Airport Master Plan projects. He will be forwarding the completed regulations and standards as they become available. Once he hears back from Marc Miller he will get back to the Commission. Snow Plow and Broom: William Bridges said the snow plow and broom had been delivered to the Airport in Greybull. He also said the supplier had been nine (9) days late in delivering per the terms of the contract. William Bridges said he and GDA recommended not enforcing the liquidated damages clause of charging $200.00 per day late fee on the late delivery against O.J. Watson, the supplier. Motion was made by Keith Grant; seconded by Chairman Thomas S. Hinman, Pro Tem: to waive and release O.J. Watson from the liquidated damages clause of being charged any late fee charges for the late delivery of the snow plow to the Greybull Airport. Motion passed unanimously. Sheppard-Big Horn County_ South Airport Ground Lease : William Bridges and the Commissioners discussed the most recent e-mail letter received from Harold Sheppard Jr.'s attorney, Virginia Curtis Lee, PLLC, sent on April 16' 2012. He said this letter needed to be presented to Big Horn County's attorney, Michelle Burns, for her review. Commissioner Grant said he didn't see any reason to grant an amendment modifying the April 19, 2011 ground lease agreement and agreed with William Bridges that Mr. Sheppard was never denied access to his leased area on the airport to do his work per the agreement. William Bridges said he will draft a letter to Mr. Sheppard's attorney, the Law Office of Virginia Curtis Lee, PLLC, and present it to Big Horn County's attorney, Michelle Burns, and to the Commissioners for review before sending. He said the lease agreement is due for renewal at this time. William Bridges asked the Commission when Carl Meyer would be starting his new position as Airport Manager. He requested that Mr. Meyer be directed to him and expressed his willingness to assistance him anyway he can once he starts his new position. Commissioner Grant said the date was at least one week out. 9:55- Chairman Thomas S. Hinman, Pro Tern called for a Session Break. 10:10. Chairman Thomas S. Hinman, Pro Tern reconvened regular meeting. Accounts Payable: Marquerite Van Dyke and Carol Willard presented the current Big Horn County bills for approval. Motion was made by Keith Grant: seconded by Chairman Thomas S. Hinman. Pro Tem; to approve accounts payable and payroll. Motion passed unanimously. ADAMSON INDUSTRIES CORPORATION 50.00 / LORI ALBERS 28.33 / ALSCO 40.22 / AMERICAN WELDING & GAS INC. 21.70 / GARY ANDERS 10.00 / APPLIED CONCEPTS INC. 318.39 / BOB BARKER COMPANY, INC. 1,139.58 / BASIN REPUBLICAN RUSTLER 240.00 / TOWN OF BASIN 3,810.22 / BIG HORN CO- OP MARKETING ASSN 10,059.41 / BIG HORN COUNTY 300.00 / BIG HORN COUNTY SOLID WASTE DIST. 141.60 / FIRE PROTECTION DIST. #5 91.00 / BIG HORN RURAL ELECTRIC CO. 443.73 / BRUCO, INC. 174.25 / BURLINGTON CAR CARE 156.72 / CALIFORNIA CONTRACTORS SUPPLIES 126.16 / CARQUEST AUTO PARTS 24.14 / CK HARDWARE 143.03 / CANYON VIEW EXCAVATION, LLC 1,505.00 / CMI-TECO 73.50 / CODY OVERHEAD DOOR CO. 95.00 / COX ELECTRIC & COMMUNICATIONS 502.54 / COMMUNICATION TECHNOI/)GIES, INC. 95.00 / COPENHAVER, KATH, KITCHEN 150.00 / COUNTY CLERK 200.00 / COUNTY CLERK 2,165.00 / COVENANT INSURANCE GROUP INC. 1,650.00 / KIMBERLY COWAN 96.57 / TOWN OF COWLEY 109.40 / CUSTOM GARAGE DOOR LLC 130.00 / DATA IMAGING SYSTEMS 88.63 / DELL FINANCIAL SERVICES 258.27 / DOUBLE R SERVICE 277.84 / MARIA LISA EASTMAN 7.50 / ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE INC. 22,801.00 / EXTRACT SYSTEMS 1,000.00 / JOHN E. FRENTHEWAY 621.60 / FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT #3 85.15 / FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT #4 170.30 / FIRST BANKCARD 43.98 / FLEET SERVICES 5,026.75 / FIRE PROTECTION & SAFETY 892.00 / FUNKE'S DRY CLEANERS 51.75 / GREYBULL BUILDING CENTER 24.99 / TOWN OF GREYBULL 170.50 / HD FILTER CLEANING 222.62 / ROY HARPER 749.84 / STEFAN F & TRACY A HARPER 26.54 / HASKELL FUNERAL HOME 450.00 / HIGH PLAINS REPAIR 1,900.45 / JADECO, INC. 260.25 / BRIGITA S. KRISJANSONS 150.00 / LEXIS NEXIS 499.00 / JESSICA LOEPER EC. 1,625.00 / MARTEL ELECTRONICS 494.00 / MASTERCARD 4,054.61 / MAYES BROTHERS LLC 580.08 / MESSENGER & OVERFIELD, PC 198.90 / SARAH N. MILES 150.00 / KRIS1N MICHAELS 30.00 / MILLER'S FABRICATION & CONST. 224.76 / MINCHOW'S SERVICE 1,378.73 / MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES 239.00 / TERRY MUELLER 2,245.00 / MURDOCH OIL, INC. 9,396.05 / NASRO 495.00 / NORTH BIG HORN HOSPITAL 1,162.00 / NORMONT EQUIPMENT COMPANY 169.36 / NORTH BIG HORN SENIOR CITIZENS 150.00 / NORTH BIG HORN SENIOR CITIZENS 833.33 / O'REILLY AUTO PARTS 1,281.79 / OCCUPATIONALTESTING, INC. 75.00/THE OFFICE SHOP, INC. 1,845.96 / PAMIDA PHARMACY 96.00 / DAVID S. PETERSON, D.D.S. 513.00 / PROFESSIONAL DISPATCH MANAGEMENT 295.00 / PUBLIC DEFENDER 20,805.83 / QQEST SOFTWARE SYSTEMS INC 110.00 / QUILL CORPORATION 1,103.75 / RED APPLE SUPERMARKET 56.49 / RIVERBEND PLUMBING & HEATING 143.50 / ROCKY MOUNTAIN POWER 2,466.83 / RON'S FOOD FARM 28.45 / ROSCOE STEEL INC dba TRUENORTH 1,090.00 / RANDY L. ROYAL 22.50 / RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DIST. #1 216.30 / RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DIST. #2 157.00 / SAINT VINCENT HEALTHCARE 177.63 / SELBY'S 175.26 / SHERMAN & HOWARD, LLC 1,435.00 / SHOSHONE OFFICE SUPPLY 32.57 / SIRCHIE FINGER PRINT LABORATORIES 181.82 / SOUTH BIG HORN COUNTY HOSPITAL DIST 2,500.00 / SOUTH BIG HORN SENIOR CITIZENS 1,398.45 / STEPHENS= PECK, INC. 70.00 / TCT WEST, INC. 6,642.80 / TCT WEST, INC. 1,244.15 / TERRALOGICS, INC. 89.00 / TITAN MACHINERY 19.65 / TRACTOR & EQUIPMENT CO. 46.35 / TRAVELING COMPUTERS, INC. 82.16 / TRI COUNTY TELEPHONE ASSOC. 69.62 / U.S. POSTMASTER 600.00 / U.S. POSTMASTER 45.00 / VAISALA INC. 618.00 / VALLEY HARDWARE 6,301.42 / WYOSAT 40.00 / LEWIS B. WALKER 7,478.00 / WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. 82,103.03 / WHEELER'S IGA 194.42 / WIND RIVER SEED 2,294.02 / WYOMING DEPT. OF WORKFORCE SERVICES 622.44 / WORLAND CLEANERS & SUPPLY 209.25 / WACO 300.00 / WYO DEPT. OF HEALTH 31,769.38 / WYOMING GAS 5,172.64 / WYOMING COUNTY TREASURER'S ASSN. 35.00 / WYOMING GUARDIANS AD LITEM PROGRAM 2,656.97 / MECHANICAL MASTERS 538.80 Dori Noyes, Big Horn County Clerk, presented and spoke on the election contract shortage in this year's budget and suggested that a transfer of funds be advertised to amend the shortage. Commissioner Grant said Big Horn County didn't have extra office space to provide to the GAL Attorneys with the GAL Program seeking office space through the new statute Wyoming Statute 14- 12-103(d) from this year's Legislative Session. Dori Noyes, referred the issue to Vickie Larchick. Commissioner Grant said the oil from the Schneider Well is all moved. He said that Big Horn County just needs to be paid its share from the sale of the oil, and that Big Horn County should have an input to who will be the new operator. Dori Noyes presented an update to the Commissioners regarding the county's health fair and said it turned out good. Marquerite Van Dyke requested the Commissioners to consider rescheduling the July 3, 2012 Commission Meeting due to it falling so close to a holiday, plus is the beginning of the new fiscal year and that the Billing Department will need more time to prepare the bills and payroll. This will be discussed at a later date. Dori Noyes, BHC Clerk, advised the Commissioners that Leslie Blythe, Rocky Mountain Power Company, would be attending the Wyoming County Commissioners Association meetings in Sheridan. She told the Commission that Ms. Blythe would like to meet with them to discuss the proposed draft for 2012. 11:04- Chairman Thomas S. Hinman, Pro Tem called for a Session Break. 11:10- Chairman Thomas S. Hinman, Pro Tem reconvened regular meeting. Maria Eastman, Grants Administration: Ms. Eastman presented for signature: Wyoming Game and Fish Department Grantee Closeout Report: The Grant Project Road Base Gravel-Big Horn River Boat Access was signed by Chairman Thomas S. Hinman, Pro Tem. Grant Draft Request: The Grant No. 11084- Draft Request for Big Horn County Library Upgrades - Grant Draft Request #1 was signed by Chairman Thomas S. Hinman, Pro Tem. Brent Godfrey, BHC Fire Warden: Brent Godfrey presented and recommended for approval and signatures the Interagency Cooperative Fire Management and Stafford Act Response Agreement. Motion was made by Keith Grant; seconded by Chairman Thomas S. Hinman. Pro Tern: to approve the Interagency Cooperative Fire Management and Stafford Act Response Agreement - Wyoming, and the Annual Operating Plan - Wyoming, and the Annual Operating Plan between the USDI Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Forestry Division, USDA Forest Service, USDI National Park Service, Big Horn County, and Big Horn County Fire Districts - 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Motion passed unanimously. Dori Noyes, BHC County Clerk, presented Public Hearing Notice and Resolution #11 (2011-2012) in regards to the proposed amendments to the Big Horn County Subdivision Regulations. No members of the public attended the public hearing and there were no objections to the amendments. Motion was made by Keith Grant; and seconded by Chairman Thomas S. Hinmam Pro Tem: to approve and sign the Public Hearing Notice and Resolution #11 (2011-2012) in regards to the proposed amendments to the Big Horn County Subdivision Regulations. Motion passed unanimously. FOR THE GOOD OF THE COUNTY AND FOR GENERAL DISCUSSION- Consider signing and/or reviewing, discussing or rejecting the following: Financial Statements: Statement of Earnings and Collections, Sheriff Kenneth G. Blackburn, Month ending 3/31/2012; Statement of Earnings and Collections, Clerk of District Court Vickie Larchick, Month ending 3/31/2012. Monthly Report(s) Review: Big Horn County Public Health Nursing Service, March 12, 2012. . Prepared Correspondence, Minutes and Reports, Misc.: Big ' Horn County Library Board, 3/15/2012. Bonds; Misc.: Brook Loyning/Town Clerk-Treasurer, Town of Frannie-Thirty Thousand Dollars and 00/100 ($30,000.00); Tyler Gene Davison/Commissioner-Deaver Irrigation District-Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars and 00/100 ($2,500.00); Rick James Campbell/Commissioner-Deaver Irrigation District-Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars and 00/100 ($2,500.00). Keith Grant moved, seconded by Chairman Thomas S. Hinman, Pro Tern; all in favor and the motion carried to adjourn the April 17, 2012, Regular Session Meeting at ll:35.a.m. The Board will meet in Regular Session on May 1, 2012. STATE OF WYOMING ) ) COUNTY OF BIG HORN ) I, Wendy Thulander, Deputy County Clerk/Executive Assistant, and Dori Noyes, County Clerk and Ex-Officio of the Board of the County Commissioners, do hereby certify the above and foregoing to be a full, true and complete copy of proceedings had by board at its last meeting on April 17: 2012. Board of County Commissioners Big Horn County, Wyoming /s Jerold S. Ewen, Chairman /s Keith M. Grant, Member /s Thomas S. Hinman, Member Attest:/s Dori Noyes, County Clerk, Clerk of the Board Attest /s Wendy Thulander, Deputy County Clerk/ Executive Assistant to BHC Commissioners. Publish: May 10, 2012 BHC Commissioner hearing NOTICE OF HEARING (NOH #11, 2011-2012) May 10, 2012 Notice is hereby given of a public hearing on a proposed transfer of funds to the following budgets: $53,446.72 From cash reserve (State and County Road Fund) to 404951-980-000 to Contract Crushing 40-4400-26# 020 The board of county commissioners will hold a hearing at 10:15 a.m. on May 15, 2012, in the commissioners' chambers at the court- house in Basin, at which time any and all persons interested may ap- pear and be heard respecting such transfer of funds. Dated this 10th day of May, 2012 Board of County Commissioners Big Horn County, Wyoming /s Jerold S. Ewen, Chairman /s Keith M. Grant, Member /s Thomas S. Hinman, Member Attest: /s Dori Noyes, County Clerk, Clerk of the Board Publish: May 10, 2012 DEQ notice. Mountain Construction STATE OF WYOMING Department of Environmental Quality/Division of Air Quality PUBLIC NOTICE Chapter 6, Section 2(m) of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations provides that prior to a final determination on an application to construct a new source, opportunity be given for public comment and/or public hearing on the information submitted by the owner or operator and on the analysis underlying the proposed approval or disapproval. The regulation further requires that such information be made available in at least one location in the affected air quality control region, and that the public be allowed a period of thirty (30) days in which to submit comments. A public hearing will be conducted only if in the opinion of the administrator sufficient interest is generated or if an aggrieved party so requests. Notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to approve a request by the following applicant to construct a new source in Big Horn County, Wyoming. Mountain Construction Company PO. Box 545 Lovell, WY 82431 The applicant has requested permission to install a portable hot mix asphalt plant to be initially located at the Hopkins HWY 32 Pit in the E1/2 of Section 18, T55N, R97W, approximately eleven (11) miles southwest of Lovell, in Big Horn County, Wyoming. Maximum production for the portable hot mix asphalt plant is reported at 1,113,600 tons per year (tpy) and 580 tons per hour (tph) and will use up to a maximum of fifty percent (50%) Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP). A copy of the permit application and the agency's analysis is available for public inspection at the Big Horn County Clerk's Office, Basin, Wyoming. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Written comments may be directed to Steven A. Dietrich, Administrator, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 122 W. 25 th St., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 or by fax (307) 777-5616. Please reference AP-13223 in your comment. Comments submitted by email will not be included in the public record. All comments received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, June 11, 2012 will be considered in the final determination on this application. Publish: May 10, 2012 Byron 6th cent tax hearin NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING A Public Hearing will be held at the Town of Byron Town Complex on Thursday May 24 th, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. to take public comment on a proposed 64 cent tax. Additional information regarding this hearing can be picked up at the Byron Town Hall Office located in the Byron Town Complex, Byron, WY. Vicki Gibson, Town Clerk Town of Byron Publish: May 10, 17 & 24, 2012 Proposed State land ale NOTICE OF PUBUC COMMENT The Office of State Lands and Investments is accepting public comment on the Workman proposed sale of 6.28 + acres of state land located in Lot 37, T.56N., R.96W., Big Horn County. A complete detailed analysis of the proposal is available on-line for review at htt://lands.state.wy.us/or in hard copy at the Office of State Lands and Investments, Big Horn County Clerk and the Big Horn County Library in LoveU. A Public Hearing will be held during the Big Horn County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, May 15 th, 2012 at 11:45 am, at 420 West C. Street in Basin, Wyoming 82410. Written comment regarding the proposed land sale may be submitted directly to Office of State Lands & Investments, 122 West 25 th Street, 3rd Floor West, Cheyenne, WY 82002 through May 30 th, 2012. Comment may also be submitted by email to lisa.reinhart@wvo. g_Q_V_ ',,tl, or ;formaton on the proposed land sale and disposal process can be obtained by calling (307) 777-6630. Publish: May 3 & 10, 2012 MDU expense rcovery PUBLIC NOTICE The Wyoming Public Service Commission (Commission) has given Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. (MDU) authority to recover a balance of $16,849 related to its natural gas conservation programs. The approval granted herein is subject to notice, protest, investigation, opportunity for hearing, change, refund and such other orders as the Commission may deem appropriate. On January 11, 2012, MDU filed its application for authority to recover these expenses. MDU stated the total program expenses, including lost distribution revenue to be recovered amount to $16,849, resulting in a surcharge of $0.024 per decatherm over a five month period beginning March 1, 2012. The surcharge will expire July 31, 2012. MDU's application is on file at the Commission's offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and in the Company's business offices in its Wyoming gas service territory, and may be inspected by any interested person during regular business hours. Anyone desiring to file an intervention petition, request for a public hearing, statement, public comment or protest in this matter must file in writing with the Commission on or before on or before June 1, 2012. 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, or want to make a statement, a protest or a public comment, and you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Commission at (307) 777-7427, or write to the Commission at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002, to make arrangements. Communications impaired persons may also contact the Commission by accessing Wyoming Relay at 711. Please mention Docket No. 30013-256-GT-12 in your communications Date: May 1, 2012. Publish: May 10 & 17, 2012