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June 26, 2014 I The Lovell Chronicle I 15 BY BOB RODRIGUEZ Streamlining the town's ac- counts to ensure that total trans- parency will result, even more than now, is in the offing for the Town of Byron, and a special meeting focusing on the budget and water and sewer charges is set for Thursday, June 26. At the recommendation of James Riley, a CPA retained by the town, the accounts for various departments will become more separated from general fund list- ings with line items available for all. Mayor Pam Hopkinson asked the council during its regular meeting in Town Hall on Tues- day night, June 10 "if they are on board with the changes." The councilors were in agreement, es- pecially after Councilman Drew Wilson asked Town Clerk/Trea- surer Donna Booth how she feels about the matter. "I have a good feeling about it," said Booth. "It will be easier to pinpoint information." The coun- cil devoted some 13 minutes to generally discussing the modifi- cations, then agreed to the move. It was stated that the changes will cause more work initially for Booth, but she indicated that is OK with her. Existing software will be used, said the mayor, and that there is a $450 fee from Riley for his consultation, but that is all the extra expense she foresees. Councilor Alan Bair stated that he approves the changes, but he wants to review an allocation of cash reserves to various indi- vidual funds. It was agreed tacit- ly that such would occur during a forthcoming council session. Most of the 80-minute meet- ing on June 10 was devoted to talking about changes in the wa- ter and sewer ordinances, which underwent their second of third readings, and the third readings of the revised ordinances for mos- quito control and making copies and sending faxes for the public. Revisions have been made and the planned documents are avail- able for viewing at Town Hall. Wilson cast the lone "No" vote on the water and sewer revisions. The council set a special meeting for Thursday, June 26, at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall to pos- sibly implement rate increas- es in water and sewer rates, as well as adopt a new budget. The mayor and council stated their hopes that the public will provide comments. The possibility exists that wa- ter rates would rise from the cur- rent $17.50 per month, which in- cludes 3,000 gallons of water, to a basic rate of $19 monthly with a cost to be determined per 1,000 gallons. The sewer rate could be increased from the current $15 per month to $26 for the same period. Also on June 10 the town's leaders listened to a 10-minute presentation by Sue Taylor of Lovell Inc., who said residents are encouraged to participate in one of two online surveys critical to the countywide strategic plan for economic development that is under way. The surveys are a key component for assisting Com- munity Builders Inc., a Wyoming consulting firm, to complete the process. It's important, said Taylor, for the firm to hear from the cit- izens including community lead- ers, residents, landowners, work- ers and business owners. Input from citizens is important, espe- cially values and ideas about eco- nomic development, Taylor said. Elected officials, mem- bers of the chamber of com- merce, business owners and employers can take the stake- holder survey at https://www. surveymonkey.com/s/GrowBig- Horn-County-StakeholderSur- vey. Citizens are urged to take the community survey at https://www. surveymonkey.com/s/Grow-Big- HornCounty-CommunitySurvey to provide their opinions. In other matters the council: *Received data from the By- ron Police that during May there were 10 officer contacts, not in- cluding traffic citations. The list included three warnings that re- solved weed and rubbish abate- ment violations. *Voted approval to pay $18,596 in payroll costs and bills of $17,130 for May. 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