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May 22, 2014 I The Lovell Chronicle I 17 l]ymn Solid Waste truck FOR SALE BY SEALED BID The Byron Solid Waste Disposal District is accepting sealed bids on 2004 Ford F450 with a Haul-All refuse hauling body with 63,845 miles. We reserve the right to refuse or accept any or all bids. Bids will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on June 12, 2014. Contact Byron Solid Waste Disposal District at 35-1/2 South Pryor in Byron, Wyoming or send bids to Box 138, Byron, Wyoming 82412 or by phone at 307-548-6124. Publish: May 15, 22, 29, June 5 & 12, 2014 Notia of intent: tax demd NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY FOR TAX DEED On September 12, 2008, Bryan Johnson purchased the following property for delinquent taxes: 1 7/8 inSW4SW4 As deeded produc- ing 27 56 97, Big Horn County, Wyoming. The property was taxed in the name of Henry, Tracy A. & Lloyd G. Gray, in the year 2007. The time of redemption has expired and on or after September 1, 2014, application for a tax deed will be made. No amount of special assess- ments for local or public improvements is known. Publish: May 15, 22 & 29, 2014 Real Pro.marly decree. Hubbell STATE OF WYOMING ) IN THE DISTRICT COURT ) FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COUNTY OF BIG HORN ) PROBATE NO. PR 2014-0022 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE ) OF LOUISE K. HUBBELL ) NOTICE, OF APPUCATION FOR DECREE EbABUSHING : , THE RIGHTAND TITLE TO REAL PROPERTY Notice is given in the above-entitled matter that Rex Hubbell, pursuant to the provisions of Wyoming Statute 2-1-205 (1977 as amended), has filed in the District Court, Big Horn County, Wyo- ming, a verified application showing the facts in this action as re- quired by law and asking that a decree establishing the right and title in the real property located in Big Horn County, Wyoming, as described below, be entered by this Court: T. 55 N., R. 96 W., Sixth Principal Meridian, Big Horn Coun- ty, Wyoming, Lot 3: Section 5 IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that a hearing on said applica- tion will be had before this Court at the District Courtroom of the Big Horn County Courthouse, Basin, Wyoming, on the 25th day of September, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., at which rime all creditors and other interested parries in said estate may appear and show cause, if any they have, why the prayer of said application should not be granted. Dated this 5th day of May, 2014. BY THE COURT: Steven Cranfill, District Judge Publish: May 15 & 22, 2014 PSC: MDIJ (3001-?.IM]P.14) PUBLIC NOTICE The Wyoming Public Service Commission (Commission) has given Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. (MDU) authority to pass on to its customers through its Commodity Balancing Account (CBA) a decrease in its wholesale natural gas commodity of $0.477 per dekat- herin (Dth) to its Residential, Firm General Service, and Small and Large Interruptible customers, and a decrease of $0.892 per Dth for Seasonal customers through its CBA, effective on and after May 1, 2014. The proposed pass-on decreases for all classes of customers are attributable to a projected wholesale gas cost decrease to $5.958 per Dth. The proposed change in rates is subject to notice, protest, intervention, refund, opportunity for hearing and such other orders as the Commission may deem appropriate. The average Residential, and Firm General Service customers using approximately 3.8 Dth in May 2014 may expect a monthly gas bill decrease of approximately $1.81 or 4.63%, before taxes. Actual bills will vary with usage. The proposed retail rate decreases result in a projected dol- lar-for-dollar decrease in the Company's May 2014 total revenues of approximately $51,516 using projected sales volumes. The decreas- es do not change the Company's authorized rate of return. Under Commission Rule 249 and 250 a utility may apply to pass on to its customers known or prospective wholesale commodity cost increases or decreases on a dollar-for-dollar basis and subject to public notice, opportunity for hearing and refund. MDU's application is on rile at the Commission's offices in Chey- enne, Wyoming, and in the Company's Sheridan, Wyoming, business of- rice, and may be inspected by any interested person during regular busi- ness hours. Anyone who wants to file an intervention petition, request for a public hearing, or a statement, public comment or protest in this matter must file in writing with the Commission on or before June 6, 2014. A proposed intervention or request for hearing must set forth the grounds under which they are made and the position and interest of the petitioner in this proceeding. If you want 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 com- ment, 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. 30013-288-GP- 14 in your communications. Dated: May 7, 2014. Publish: May 15 & 22, 2014 Town of I_ovell MINUTES OF THE TOWN COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING HELD MAY 13, 2014 AT 7:00 P.M. AT LOVELL TOWN HALL Present: Mayor Bruce Morrison, Council Members: Brian Dickson, Bruce Wolsey and Kevin Jones. Others present: Clerk/ Treasurer Valerie Beal, Attorney Sandra Kitchen, Ed Allred, Frank Page, David Peck, Keri Wilske, Jason Zeller, Craig Trumbull, Jerry Warman, Gary Simonich, Todd Erickson, Andrew Mattie, Gary Em- mett, Doug Savage. With a quorum present, Mayor Morrison called the meeting to order and let in the Pledge of Allegiance. Councilman Scott Allred was excused from the meeting. PUBLIC COMMENTS: Keri Wilske, Emergency Management Coordinator reported they are following reports on snow melt for possible flooding and asked if she can assist with anything now that construction is begin- ning. Jason Zeller from Queen Bee Gardens asked if Town of Lovell, being the Rose City, has an official chocolate rose. He presented a chocolate rose being sold at Queen Bee Gardens and asked if Council would be interested in declaring it as the official Chocolate Rose for the Town of Lovell. Bruce Wolsey made a motion to accept the Queen Bee Chocolate Rose as the official Chocolate Rose of Lovell. Second by Brian Dickson. All in favor. Morion passed. Jerry Warman expressed appreciation to Reiman Corporation and DOWL HKM on the start of the Main Street Construction and recognized the clean, well-organized yard area where supplies are being held. He is pleased to see Wilson Brothers Construction also on the job. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Bruce Wolsey made a motion to approve the minutes of the Reg- ular Meeting held April 8, 2014. Second by Kevin Jones. All in favor. Motion passed. Brian Dickson made a morion to accept the minutes of the Executive Session held April 8, 2014. Second by Bruce Wolsey. All in favor. Motion passed. Kevin Jones made a motion to approve the minutes of the Work Meeting held April 29, 2014. Second by Bri- an Dickson. All in favor. Motion passed. OLD BUSINESS: Andrew Mattie-DOWL HKM Engineer reported construction work on the west end water lines and irrigation pipe is almost com- plete and they should begin on curb and gutter next week. Work began on the sewer lines on the east end of town today. Councilman Brian Dickson reported Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) recognized a safety concern and have elected to widen the highway on the west end corner while working in this area. This work is within the highway right-of-way and does not need concur- rence from the Town. A border only, not designed for foot traffic, will be replaced back along the highway. ORDINANCE 929 amending Section 19-03-01-080 of the Town Code providing for water rate increases and termination of service was read by title only and presented by Attorney Kitchen for third reading. Brian Dickson made a motion to approve Ordinance 929 on third reading. Second by Bruce Wolsey. Council explained the increase is for the fee increase being implemented by Shoshone Mu- nicipal Pipeline and is a pass through to them. The rodeo arena tilling proposal was discussed. The Rodeo Board had expressed concern at the cost of the proposals previously and currently received. Gary Emmett - Parks Supervisor reported discussing with the Board their needs and the possibility of having his department assist with the disking and harrowing if the necessary equipment could be obtained. He reported the Board also offered to assist with the disking if they could use the town equipment. At- torney Kitchen recommended checking with the insurance company to be sure about an appointed board member being covered. Gary reported a 71/2 foot disc would run $2260. Kevin Jones made a motion to reject the proposal from Blue 80 for grooming the arena and to purchase a disk to be used by the Town. Second by Brian Dickson. All in favor. Motion passed. : Gary Emmett-Parks Supervisor answered Council questions for budget requests for a stump grinder, water tank trailer, and fencing for Constitution Park. He also explained changes to other budget request items. These items will be discussed further at the budget work meeting. NEW BUSINESS: Professional Engineering Service proposals for work on the Sew- er Lift Station Study were presented by Gary Simonich with DOWL HKM and by Frank Page with Morrison Maiefle. Mayor Morrison suggested a special meeting be scheduled to allow Council rime to review the qualifications and proposals before making a decision. Brian Dickson made a motion to table discussion for the lift station qualifications and schedule a Special Meeting on May 20th at 12:00 noon to discuss and decide. Second by Bruce Wolsey. All in favor. Motion passed. A recommendation was received from the Hanning& Zoning Committee to allow the subdivision of the Brian Bischoff property. The property is located within one mile of the Town limits and there- fore may be considered by the Town. Kevin Jones made a motion to accept the recommendation to allow the Brian Bischoff subdivision. Second by Bruce Wolsey. All in favor. Motion passed. Craig Trumbull presented two roof repair proposals for work on the Chamber Building. The costs would be split Town and 1/2 Chamber. Bruce Wolsey made a motion to accept the proposal from Alotta Construction for repairs of the Chamber Building in the amount of $817.60 and to include replacement of the ceiling panels in the amount of $360.00 for a total of $1177.60 contingent upon approval of the expenses by the Chamber and paying the-costs. Second by Brian Dickson. All in favor. Motion passed. ORDINANCE 930 providing for the Annual Appropriation for the Town of Lovell for fiscal year July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2015 was read in full by Attorney Kitchen and presented on first reading. Bruce Wolsey made a motion to approve Ordinance 930 on first read- ing with a typing correction of 2015 in the title. Second by Brian Dick- son. All in favor. Motion passed. ORDINANCE 931 providing for the Annual Tax Levy for the Town of Lovell for the fiscal year July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2015 was read in full by Attorney Kitchen and presented on first read- ing. Brian Dickson made a motion to approve Ordinance 931 on first reading. Second by Kevin Jones. All in favor. Motion passed. Resolution 2014-4 providing for a modification to the open con- tainer requirements as requested by Audrey Bay, dba Four Corners Bar, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, 2014 within a fenced area adjacent to the Four Corners Bar for the 18th Annual Can- cer Fun Run was presented to Council. Resolution 2014-5 providing for a modification to the hours of operation for liquor licensees as requested by Audrey Bay, dba Four Corners Bar, to allow operating hours from 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 28, 2014 to 6:00 a.m. on Sunday June 29th, 2014 for establish- ments licensed to sell alcoholic beverages was also presented. Resolution 2014-6 providing for a modification to the open con- tainer requirements as requested by Audrey Bay, dba Four Corners Bar, to allow open container privileges during operating hours on Friday, June 27th through Sunday June 29, 2014 within the fenced area adjacent to Four Corners Bar during the Lovell Mustang Days Celebration was presented for consideration. Bruce Wolsey made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-4, 2014-5 and 2014-6. Second by Brian Dickson. All in favor. Motion passed. Town cleanup progress and extending the cleanup was dis- cussed, Kevin Jones made a motion to extend the cleanup through May 24th. Second by Bruce Wolsey. All in favor. Motion passed. Resolution 2014-7 stating a prioritized project list to submit for the County Consensus Funding award application for 2014 was read by Mayor Morrison, the top priority being a new shop addition and shop improvement. Additional infrastructure improvements will be listed as alternative options. Bruce Wolsey made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-7 with the addition of year 2015 listed in the rifle. Sec- ond by Brian Dickson. All in favor. Motion passed. The annual renewal information from WAM-JPIC for the employ- ee health insurance plan was presented for review. They report there will be no premium increases this year. Kevin Jones made a motion to renew the insurance with WAM-JPIC and authorize the Mayor to sign the renewal. Second by Bruce Wolsey. All in favor. Motion passed. Resolutions being presented at the upcoming Wyoming Associa- tion of Municipalities (WAM) Convention for consideration were dis- cussed by Council. Councilman Bruce Wolsey will be the voting del- egate for the Town. Council was asked to review the resolutions and express any thoughts to Councilman Wolsey before the convention. A request for additional carpet cleaning at the swimming pool was presented to Council. Councilman Wolsey explained that un- der the current agreement the carpet cleaning would fall under the responsibilities the school has been taking care of. He explained a new agreement is being worked on for the next fiscal year but we are currently continuing with the duties as have been done in the past. Bruce Wolsey made a motion to send a letter to the school to remind them of the original agreement and reject the request for additional hours to shampoo the carpet at the pool. Second by Kevin Jones. All in favor. Motion passed. GENERAL INFORMATION: Bills were presented for payment. Kevin Jones made a motion to pay the bills. Second by Bruce Wolsey. All in favor. Motion passed. 360oo OFFICE SOLUTIONS INC .................................................. 72.24 ACTION FLAG CO ....................................................................... 367.76 AFLAC WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS ............................... 753.92 ALLRED, GERALDINE ................................................................. 98.32 ALSCO ............................................................................................ 172.18 AVERE'IT, WADE ......................................................................... 375.00 BANK OF LOVELL .................................................................. 16,594.48 BIG HORN CO-OP ........................................................................ 111.00 BIG HORN COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT ..................................... 50.00 BIG HORN COUNTY SOLID WASTE .................................. 12,005.84 BIG VALLEY BEARING & SUPPLY .......................................... 285.93 BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD ............................................... 22,437.86 BRANDIN' IRON ........................................................................... 23.32 BROSIUS, TIMOTHY ................................................................... 862.60 CASELLE INC ................................................................................. 80.00 CITY SUPPLY .................................................................................. 26.20 COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES INC ......................... 1,531.35 COPENHAVER KATH KITCHEN ........................................... 1,320.00 CROFT, MICHELLE L .................................................................. 675.00 DASH ENTERPRISES INC ............................................................ 90.00 DOWL HKM ....; ........................................................................ 39,093.12 ELEUTIAN TECHNOLOGY .......................................................... 70.70 EMMETr, GARY ............................................................................ 41.89 ENERGY LABORATORIES INC ................................................... 80.00 FINK, BUTCH ................................................................................. 90.00 FIRST BANK OF WYOMING ................................................. 2,833.39 GALLS INC .................................................................................... 175.00 GREAT WEST FINANCIAL ...................................................... 1,070.00 HASKELL FURNITURE CO .................................................... 1,180.86 HD FILTER CLEANING ................................................................ 39.25 HOFFMAN SNYDERTLC LLC .................................................. 125.00 INDUSTRIAL COMMUNICATIONS AND ............................... 390.00 GILLIAM, WILLIAM H .................................................................. 45.50 INTER-MOUNTAIN LABS INC .................................................. 232.62 INTERMOUNTAIN SWEEPER CO ........................................ 1,265.10 JAMESON, MICHAEL .............................................................. 1,200.00 JOLLEY, JASON ............................... . ............................................ 625.00 KEELE SANITATION LLC ....................................................... 1,696.80 L.N.CURTIS & SONS ................................................................... 453.23 LEWIS, NICK ............................................................................. 1,361.84 LINTON'S BIG R. .......................................................................... 255.52 LOVELL- KANE AREA MUSEUM ......................................... 1,061.97 LOVELL AREA CHAMBER/COMMERCE ............................ 4,399.69 LOVELL BUILDING CENTER ................................................... 367.54 LOVELL CHRONICLE .............................................................. 1,077.50 LOVELL RECREATION DISTRICT ......................................... 706.18 LOVELL VETERINARY SERVICE ............................................... 53.00 MAYES LOCKSMITHING, LLOYD ........................................... 170.00 MAYES, NEIL ............................................................................. 3,020.87 MCADAM, CALVIN ....................................................................... 95.00 MILLER'S FABRICATION INC .................................................. 883.49 MINCHOW'S SERVICE LLC .......................................... . ......... 3,229.24 MINCHOW'S FOOD COURT ....................................................... 89.99 MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES ...................................... :....,..841.94 MUNICIPAL CODE CORPORATION ..................................... 1,162.71 NORTH BIG HORN HOSPITAL ................................................. 125.00 NORTH BIG HORN SENIOR CENTER ........................................ 7.50 NORTHWEST RURAL WATER DISTRICT ................................. 39.60 OFFICE SHOP .............................................................................. 158.52 ONE - CALL OF WYOMING ......................................................... 45.75 OWENS, KRISTIN ........................................................................ 777.93 POSTMASTER .............................................................................. 323.47 POWELL LOCK ............................................................................ 227.00 QUALITY PROPANE SERVICE INC ......................................... 663.96 RED APPLE SUPERMARKET .................................................... 165.18 ROCKY MOUNTAIN POWER ................................................. 5,237.62 SAVAGE, ROBYN .......................................................................... 200.00 SCHNEIDER, JENNIFER ............................................................ 280.40 SHOSHONE MUNICIPAL PIPELINE .................................. 19,704.40 SNELL, TIMOTHY I ................. . ................................................... 682.50 TCT WEST INC ............................................................................ 900.23 TEAM LABORATORY CHEMICAL CORP ............................... 105.00 TECHNICAL EDGE CONSULTING ...................................... 3,946.00 TOWN OF LOVELL ....................................................................... 77.92 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ..................................... 331.45 ULTRAMAX ................................................................................... 776.00 VALLEY MOTOR SUPPLY CO ................................................... 865.03 VAN DIEST SUPPLY COMPANY .......................................... 2,268.00 VISA ............................................................................................. 2,481.76 WATCO POOLS ............................................................................ 542.24 WRIGHT EXPRESS .................................................................. 3,287.42 WY-TEST ....................................................................................... 150.00 WYO ASSN OF MUNICIPALITIES ............................................ 230.00 WYO CONFERENCE OF MUNICIPAL ...................................... 100.00 WYO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ................................. 50.00 WYO DEFT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES .............................. 875.65 WYDOT-FINANCIAL SERVICES ............................................... 695.59 WYOMING NCPERS - 851 ............................................................ 48.00 WYO RETIREMENT SYSTEM ................................................ 8,261.58 WYO DEPT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES ........................... 1,780.94 WORMAN, RON & SHERRI ......................................................... 43.90 BROWN, SELENA ........................................................................ 200.00 STROBEL, LYNNETI' .................................................................. 32.98 HAMMER, CARMEN ................................................................... 121.80 WALKER, JAKE .............................................................................. 61.03 SANTMYER, JASON .................................................................. 200.00 Total Paid: ............................................................................. 184,488.29 Clerk/Treasurer Valerie Beal reported receiving a list from Chief Lewis of 2014 Weed/Junk Vehicle issues he is currently working on. The list is available for Council review. Doug Savage - Public Works Supervisor reported working with MDU in the alleys to repair where their trenching has been done, repair work on a land drain on Road 12 that may need additional work in the future, Main Street progress and the need for a light pole to be painted and installed on the west end to replace those removed from the western rose garden, and work on a new sewer service for the new dental office. He also reported plans to go through the swim- ming pool to check on maintenance expectations that have previously been taken care of by the school personnel. Adrin Mayes has been hired as a new worker and is working out well. Mayor Morrison expressed appreciation to DOWL HKM on how the Main Street water and sewer project is proceeding. It is going well. Brian Dickson made a motion to table the Executive Session scheduled pursuant to W.S. 16-4405 (a)(vii) to discuss site selection or purchase of real estate until a future meeting due to a proposal not being ready. Second by Bruce Wolsey. All in favor. Motion passed. A Special Meeting was scheduled for May 29, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. to work on budget and consider 2nd reading on the budget and tax levy ordinances. Bruce Wolsey made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:18 p.m. Second by Kevin Jones. All in favor. Motion passed. Pending Approval:Mayor R. Bruce Morrison ATTEST: Clerk/Treasurer Valerie Beal Published: May 22, 2014