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16 [ The Lovell Chronicle I May 17, 2012 ]Commssioners OKfunding for special districts Congressional Reps to hold BY KARLA POMEROY It didn't take long Tues- day for the Big Horn Coun- ty commissioners to spend nearly a half million dollars , as they approved several requests by special districts ' for county consensus block grant funding, as well as allocating funding toward county projects. South Big Horn County Critical Care Access Hos- pital Administrator Jackie Claudson came to the com- missioners first at their regular meeting with an application for $150,000 of the county consensus fund- ling. She said they are seek- ing funding from the State : Loan and Investment Board and the U.S.D.A. ' "We're hoping with con- sensus money, it will show - SLIB we are interested in the project as a county. "We have a building , that's very old and some parts cannot be repaired," . Claudson said. The project includes upgrades to the emergency room rand mechanical sys- tem for the hospital. Ac- ' cording to the application, the project "allows for the continuation of basic health care services for Basin, Greybull, Manderson, . Burlington, Shell, Hyatt- ville and Emblem. The project entails up- grading constructing a 6,347 square foot module to include the emergency room, receiving and me- chanical components. The emergency room will be upgraded to meet current space, functionality and equipment needs. The me- chanical component of the project is recommended by engineers in order to sup- port and facilitate current and future expansion. She said the consen- sus money would be used as a match for the miner- al royalty grant from the SLIB. Grant said he has met with Ryan Lance, direc- tor of the State Lands and Investment Office, and if there would be consen- sus money he would rec- ommend funding. He then moved to allocate $150,000 of the county's portion of the consensus funding. The motion was ap- proved unanimously. Linda Harp, who is as- sisting the hospital with grant writing, said the mo- tion of support will be in- cluded with the hospital's mineral royalty grant ap- plication due on June 1. "I think this will be a great addition to our hos- pital," Grant said, encour- aging the commissioners to tour the hospital with State Auditor Cynthia Cloud on June 15. Cloud, as one of the five elected officials in the state, is part of the SLIB. County Operations Manager Fred Werner pre- sented a list for the county consensus grant projects to- talling $218,000 with alter- native projects adding an- other $285,000. He said his priority project is the $60,000 for a new boiler at the Lovell an- nex. Mark Hillman and Har- ry Devereaux, board mem- bers of Fire District No. 2, said their project is the new fire truck that was recent- ly purchased for $100,000. He said the district had to make a quick decision to purchase it at that price. He said they financed $90,000 and they have $45,000 in reserve and are looking for $45,000 from the consensus grant so they do not have to be in debt. The truck adds the third class A pumper to the district but to furnish it will cost another $25,000 with all the equipment. Grant said, "I'm kind of partial to fire districts so I'll make a motion to approve this request." Hinman sec- onded despite Chairman Jerry Ewen asking if they wanted to wait to hear oth- er requests. The motion carried. South Big Horn Senior Citizens Director Cynthia Johnson came request- ing funding for new win- dows. She said as a county building she didn't know if she needed to request as a county building or as a spe- cial district through the South Big Horn Senior Dis- trict. Johnson said the first priority is the window and an ADA compliant door. To- tal request is $74,000. She said they are also asking to resurface the parking lot. She said the base is there but it needs a new "top." She said the cost estimate is $6,000. The county has $416,564 to allocate in the county consensus, minus the $150,000 allocated for the south big horn hospital project earlier. Hinman said he's par- tial to senior centers and a similar project was com- pleted at the North Big Horn Senior Center. He moved, Grant seconded and the motion carried. The projects leave the district with $141,000. Grant Writer Maria Eastman said the Hyatt- ville Community Center is seeking $50,000 to pay for heating and ventilation sys- tem in the gym ($41,500), floor replacement in one section and fence replace- ment ($10,000). She said they are offering a match of $1o,ooo. Grant moved to approve half the request at $25,000. Ewen added, "Hopefully that puts them within their reach." For the additional $116,000, the commission- ers allocated four of the projects requested by Wer- ner -- $60,000 for the Lovell annex boiler; $24,000 for electrical upgrades on the fairgrounds and $20,000 for the fair multipurpose building heating and air conditioning; and the fi- nal $12,000 will be used for continued renovations of the land planning office building. BUDGET The commissioners re- ceived the first reading of the budget and discussed setting work sessions. Rev- enues are down this year and requests are at a fund- ing level requiring 22 mills with the county only al- lowed to levy 12 mills. Gen- eral fund requests are at $15 million. The current budget is $12.6 million. Grant asked if they should ask departments to cut their budgets before they begin working on the budget. Clerk Dori Noyes said some departments have their budgets set at similar levels as the current bud- get but all department bud- gets include a 15 percent increase for health insur- ance. She recommended the commissioners look at the requests before asking for cuts so they know the needs and requests. The commissioners set a meeting for 9 a.m., Fri- day, June 1. office hours in Lovell Karen McCreery, De- nise Canfield and Ryan Mc- Connaughey, field reps. for Sen. Michael Enzi, Sen. John Barrasso and Con- gresswoman Cynthia Lum- mis, will be holding office hours in Lovell on Tuesday, May 22, at the Lovell Town Hall from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. The public is invited to stop by and discuss any matters related to the fed- eral government with the reps. They will then relay those concerns and com- ments to the two Senators and Congresswoman. Correction: In an article in last week's Chronicle it was incor- rectly stated that the Friends of the Library provided prize money to Rocky Mountain El- ementary students who' won an Arbor Day poster contest. Cowley's Tree board spon- sored the contest and provid- ed the prize money. From our Files Come get your ice cream 100 Years Ago The 00Wee00Progress May 18, 1912 Ad: Ice cream now on sale daily at "Bill" Eyre's. Bring your best girl, tell us what flavor you want and we'll guarantee to please you. Not but the best fla- vor used and its pure cream ice cream--the kind that makes you want "just an- other dish" and then one more. 75 Years Ago The Lovell Chronicle May 20, 1937 The Powell Commer- cial Club received a wire from the office of Governor Miller advising that the re- maining portion of the By- ron-Garland road had been included in the projects to be constructed this sum- mer. Money has been set aside for this badly needed section of road and will cost approximately $150,000. 50 Years Ago The Lovell Chronicle May 17, 1962 Construction of a 27- unit trailer court has been announced this week by Mark Robertson. The court will feature a central ser- vice building complete with coin operated washers and dryers, cement pati- os, curbs, graveled parking spaces and drives. It will be located between Shosho- ne and Kansas avenues on Second Street. 25 Years Ago The Lovell Chronicle May 21, 1987 Some movement has fi- nally begun to find a solu- tion to the old Cowley log gym problem. One of the main blockages keeping the gym from being reopened has been the need for some costly renovations based on the state fire marshal's re- view and the many viola- tions of the fire code noted. The fire marshal has agreed to allow a change to the fire code, allowing the board to decrease the maximum oc- cupancy of the building, thus easing the require- ments. Public notices Primary. Electinn Proclamation PRIMARY ELECTION PROCLAMATION BIG HORN COUNtrY W.S. 22-2-109(a) Notice is hereby given, that a Primary Election will be held in Big Horn County, Wyoming on August 21, 2012 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. for the following purposes(W.S. 22-2-109 (c) minor errors in any proclamation shall not invalidate the forth coming election): PARTISAN OFFICES TO BE NOMINATED BY EACH PARTY AT THE PRIMARY For Federal and State Offices, file with the Secretary of State - Fee: $200.00 For State, Offices file with the Secretary of State - Fee: $25.00 For County Offices, file with the County Clerk- Fee: $25.00 Filing Dates: May 17 - June 1, 2010 (W.S. 22-2-105) one (1) U.S. Senate six (6) year term one (1) U.S. House of Representatives two (2) yearterm one (1) State Senate; District 20 four (4) year term one (1) State Representative; House District 26 two (2) year term one (1) State Representative; House District 27 two (2) year term one (1) State Representative, HoUse District 28 two (2) year term one (1) County Commissioner four (4) year term PRECINCT COMMrIEEMEN/WOMEN TO BE ELECTED AT THE PRIMARY File with the County Clerk: - Fee: None Filing dates: May 17, to June 1, 2012 Republican Precinct Committeemen and Women two (2) year term Democrat Precinct Committeemen and Women two (2) year term Precinct/ Republican Republican Democrat Democrat District Committee Congressional Committee Congress. man/woman Vote man/woman vote Basin 1-1 2 578 1 53 Burlington 2-1 1 196 1 10 Otto 3-1 1 80 1 3 Emblem 5-1 1 48 1 2 Hyattville 6-1 1 70 1 6 Manderson 8-1 1 119 1 6 Greybull 11-1 2 747 1 106 Shell 16-1 1 194 1 28 Lovel120-1 5 1136 1 97 Cowley 22-1 1 323 1 12 Byron 23-1 1 190 1 41 Deaver 25-1 1 76 1 10 Frannie 26-1 1 62 1 16 RETENTION OF MAGISTRATE For Circuit Court file with the County Clerk - Fee: None Filing Dates: May 17, to June 1, 2012 W.S. 22-2-105 one (1) Magistrate, Fifth Judicial District four (4) year term NON-PARTISAN MUNICIPAL OFFICES TO BE NOMINATED ATTHE PRIMARY All candidates for municipal office will file with the town clerk - Fee: $25.00 Filing Dates: May 17 - June 1, 2012 Number of officers to be Nominated is equal to t wice the number shown (which is the number to be elected) W.S. 22-23-301 & 302 TOWN OF BASIN two (2) Council four (4) year term TOWN OF BURLINGTON two (2) Council four (4) year term TOWN OF BYRON two (2) Council four (4) year term TOWN OF COWLEY two (2) Council four (4) year term one (1) Council two (2) year term TOWN OF DEAVER two (2) Council four (4) year term one (1) Council two (2) year term two (2): Council two (2): ': Council two (2) Council two (2) Council two (2) Council TOWN OF FRANNIE ! ! ' TOWN OF GREYBULL TOWN OF LOVELL TOWN OF MANDERSON :" four (4),,year term " two'(2)year term four (4) year term four (4) year term four (4) year term one (1) PARTISAN OFFICE TO BE ELECTED AT THE GENERAL ELECTION U.S. President and Vice President four (4) year term NON-PARTISAN OFFICES TO BE ELECTED AT THE GENERAL ELECTION File with the Big Horn County Clerk- Fee: None Filing Dates: August 8 - 27, 2012 # OF TRUSTEES 2 1 1 # OF TRUSTEES 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 #OF SCHOOL DISTRICT TERM Big Horn County School District #1 At Large four (4) year term Area B Byron four (4) year term Area A Deaver-Frannie four (4) year term Big Horn County School District #2 At Large four (4) year term Big Horn County School District #3 At Large four (4) year term Big Horn County School District #4 Area J Basin four (4) year term Area K/L Manderson-Hyattville four (4) year term At Large four (4) year term CEMETERY DISTRICTS TERM Burlington Cemetery District four (4) year term Burlington Cemetery District two (2) year term Byron Cemetery District four (4) year term Cowley Cemetery District four (4) year term Deaver-Frannie Cemetery District four (4) year term Emblem Cemetery District four (4) year term Hyattville Cemetery District four (4) year term Lovell Cemetery District four (4) year term Otto Cemetery District four (4) year term So. Central Special Cemetery Dist. four (4) year term SUPERVISORS CONSERVATION DISTRICTS TERM Shoshone Conservation District 2 Rural four (4) year term South Big Horn Conservation District 2 Rural four (4) year term # OF DIRECTORS FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICTS TERM 2 #1 four (4) year term 2 #2 four (4) year term 1 #2 two (2)year term 2 #3 four (4) year term 2 #4 four (4) year term 2 #5 four (4) year term 1 Park County Fire four (4) year term # OF TRUSTEES HOSPITAL DISTRICTS TERM South Big Horn Hospital District 3 At Large four (4) year term North Big Horn Hospital District 2 At Large four (4) year term 1 Lovell four (4) year term # OF TRUSTEES SENIOR CITIZEN SERVICE DISTRICTS TERM North Senior Citizen Service District At Large two (2) year term South Senior Citizen Service District 5 At Large ' two (2) year term # OF TRUSTEES RURAL HEALTH DISTRICT #1 TERM 2 At Large four (4) year term THE PRECINCTS ARE DESIGNATED AS FOLLOWS: WN DISTRI PRECINCT WHERE YOUVOTE/ PA00LIN00EACE Basin i-i 1 1 Fair Grounds Burlington 2-1 2 1 Fire Hall  r . Otto 3-1 3 1 , ;,  rhngton Fife: Hall Emblem 5-1 5 I ,Inigation District Dftice I HyatWille 6-1 6 1 .... Community Center Manderson 8-1 8 1 Town Hall Greybull 11-1 11 1 Elks Lodge Shell 16-1 16 1 Community Hall Lovel120-1 20 1 Lovell Community Center * Cowley 22-1 22 1 BHC SD #1 Admin. Office * Byron 23-1 23 1 Town Complex Deaver 25-1 25 1 Community Hall Frannie 26-1 26 1 School Building Absentee 27 1 Election Room/Basin NOTE: Voting areas marked with an asterisk (*) indicates NEW POLLING PLACE LOCATION When: Where: When: Where: FILING DATES AND OFFICES May 17, 2012 from 8:00 AM, is the first day to file June 1, 2012 until 5:00 PM is the last day to file Secretary of States Office for Federal and State Offices County Clerks Office for County offices Town Clerks Office for Municipal Offices August 8, 2012 from 8:00 AM, is the first day to file August 27, 2012 until 5:00 PM is the last day to file County Clerks Office for School Board Trustees Secretary of the District for Cemetery District Trustees, Conservation District Supervisors, Fire Protection District Directors, Hospital District Trustees, Senior Citizens Service District Trustees Rural Health District Trustees August 21, 2012 Primary Election Day August 6, 2012 is the last day to register before the Primary Election. Election Day registration is available at the polls. Identification is required to register to vote. (Must have acceptable ID) If you require assistance at the polls to vote by reason of sight impair- ment, disability, or inability to read or write, a person of your choice may give you assistance. If you have questions regarding the accessibility of your polling place, please contact Dori Noyes, County Clerk. CANDIDATE OR COMMITTEE TO FILE STATEMENT (W.S. 22.25-108 & 109) All candidates except Precinct Committeemen and Women, in the Primary Election, whether successful or not, are required by law, to complete the "Statement of Receipts Only" reports The completed report must be returned to the County Clerks Office at least 7 days before the primary election (no later than August 14, 2012). All other candidates, except Precinct Committeemen and Women, in the Primary Election, are required by law, to complete a "Statement of Receipts and Expenditures" report. The complete report must be returned to the County Clerks Office no later than ten (10) days after the Primary Election (no later than August 31, 2012) All candidates must return each report, regardless if you have receipts and/or expenditures (campaign contributions of any kind) or not. If you have no receipts and/or expenditures, you need to complete the candidate and office information on the first page, and check mark the box next to no receipts and/or expenditures statement and send that page only to the County Clerks Office. Be sure to sign each report! Every Candidate Campaign Committee and every Po- litical Action Committee shall file a "Statement of Cam- paign Receipts and Expenditures" by August 31, 2012. Forms can be downloaded from the Wyoming Secretary of State Website. http://soswy.state.wy.us/Forms/FormsFiling.aspx ABSENTEE BALLOTS FOR THE PRIMARY ELECTION Absentee Ballots for the Primary Election may be requested at the Big Horn County Clerks Office. The ballots will be available beginning July 12, 2012. A qualified elector may apply for an absentee ballot either in person, in writing, or by the telephone. The absentee ballot will be mailed to the address given to the Clerk's Office, if the ballot is not to be picked up by the elector. The names of candidates will be rotated on the official ballots, starting with Basin, the first district established by the County Commissioners with the rest following in sequence. Therefore, the candidates will not always appear in the order shown on the sample blots. (Published in accordance with, Wyoming Statutes 22-2-109) Dated this llth day of May, 2012 Doff Noyes, Big Horn County Clerk Publish: May 17, 2012