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2 [ The Lovell Chronicle [ July 14, 2011 Lovell Town Council Town of Lovell projects moving forward BY DAVID PECK More progress was made on the upcoming South phase of the Lovell water and sew- er infrastructure project dur- ing the July meeting of the Lovell Town Council Tues- day night. Project engineer Frank Page reported that he has re- ceived the easements for the Wyoming National Guard property, then brought three requests for approval of Mayor Bruce Morrison's sig- nature before the Council. The first item involved a letter to the USDA Rural Utilities Service regarding "funding responsibility" for five storm sewer manholes that are outside the scope of the South Project but could be refurbished during the course of work. Page explained that the manholes are very old, perhaps around 100 years old, and the brick top por- tion of the manholes is de- teriorating. He said their repair would not be eligible for funding under the South Project unless they would be disturbed by the work, and they won't be. Page said the manholes could be repaired with new rims, lids and paving and hooked up to new pipe at an estimated cost of $4,300 each for a total of $21,500. Page said the letter from Morrison would explain that, while the manhole repairs are not project eligible, it is in the town's best interest to replace the manholes during the project. Thus, he said, the manholes will be includ- ed in the bid documents as a bid alternate and contractors who bid will be told that, if funds are available and the price is right, the manholes would be included in the project and paid for on a sep- arate schedule by the town. r0uThe next item Page ght before the coun- dI was the approval of a right-of-way certificate to be signed by Morrison and presented to RUS. The cer- tificate states that all right- of-way and easement issues I The Bible Church Worship Service Prayer 7 pm I 9:00 am I Sunday School Rev. Kurt McNabb I 10:30 am 56 E. Main I Bible Lesson Lovell 6 pm , regarding the South Project have been resolved. Finally, Page reported that he and the mayor at- tended the county commis- sion meeting last week to re- quest language changes in the county's required utility license and the waiver of the $300 license fee in regard to a culvert on Road 11 that will be part of the South Project. Page said the commis- sioners "politely declined" so he requested that the council authorize the mayor to sign the utility license applica- tion as written and pay the $300 license fee. Councilman Bruce Wol- sey made the motion to au- thorize the mayor to sign the letter to the RUS about the storm sewer manholes, the right of way certificate and a letter to the county request- ing the utility license, with a $300 check included. The motion passed unanimously with council- men Scott Allred and Brian Dickson absent. Page said the South Project is nearly ready to go to bid. LOVELL INC, Lovell Inc. Director Sue Taylor reported that work is proceeding on the incuba- tor building, noting that the contractor had successfully jacked up the floor to bring it back to its original level and had begun pouring new "footers" to support the floor. She said most of the debris has been cleared from the building and that the con- tractor is proceeding with the refurbishment. Taylor also reported that she, Page and Wolsey met with the town plan- ning and zoning commission Monday to present a prelim- inary plat for the re-platting of the old hospital property for the future senior housing project. Included in the plat, she said, would be a pro- posed road and alley and the property dividing line for the subdivision project. Planning and Zoning Faith Southern Baptist \\; Church o 340 E. 3rd St., Lovell I Pastr Mi:ha:51eMcKnig ht Services: Sunday School 9:49 am Morn. Worship 11 am Eve. Worship 6 pm Wed. Bible Study 7 pm has 10 days to return the plat to the town and Lovell Inc. with questions and con- cerns, Taylor said, .and the commission will meet again on Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. to con- sider the plat. FIREWISE UPDATE Councilman Kevin Jones said paperwork has been submitted for the cleanup of the hill along the Globe Ca- nal and that the Firewise program has been approved for a cleanup grant on a 90- 10 matching basis. Land- owners agreeing to clean up their hillside would only have to match the 10 per- cent, and in-kind labor could count toward the match. Jones also said a con- tractor has been contacted about the Town of Lovell's 3.5 acres that would be in- cluded in the cleanup effort. The council then voted to proceed with the cleanup of the town's property. Under public comments, Jim Szlemko said a new sign on the west edge of town stating Lovell High School athletic accomplishments is in the same spot where the Welcome to Lovell sign used to get run into from time to time. He suggested moving the sign further west near the Beware of Dog sign. Morrison said the sign had been donated by Wyo- Ben and that he will suggest the change to the company. Szlemko also said the portion of Nevada Avenue near the hospital that is rough and full of potholes is a "disgrace to the town." He said he hopes that portion of the road will be included in the water and sewer project so it can be suitably paved. Town ClerldTreasurer Valerie Beal announced that Rusty Nail, Inc., doing busi- ness as the Brandin' Iron Restaurant and Lounge, is applying for a ban and .grill liquor license .and that: a public hearing will be held on Aug. 9. The council adjourned the brief meeting at 7:25 p.m. Catholic Church 1141 Shoshone Ave.. Lovell, WY 11 Sacrifice of the Mass Sunday at 11:30 am Reverend Glen Szczechowski www.LovellChronicle.com COURTESY PHOTO Volunteers plant shrubs along the Shoshone River recently as part of a project to replace invasive species in the Yellowtail Wildlife Habitat Management Area. Partners pl0000nt shrubs wildlife The Bureau of Land Management Cody Field Office, Marathon Oil Corp., the Meadowlark Audubon Society and the Nation- al Wild Turkey Federa- tion came together on a re- cent Saturday to plant 650 shrubs on public land along the Shoshone River east of Lovell. More than 30 volun- teers planted the shrubs to replace invasive Russian olive, which the BLM me- chanically and chemical- ly removed from this area two years ago. Russian ol- ive can take control of riv- er bottoms and out-compete native vegetation in the cot- tonwood understory. Deer, waterfowl, turkey, pheas- ant and other wildlife spe- cies benefit when Russian olive is removed and space is made for native vegeta- tion to flourish. NWTF's Energy for Wildlife program provided the funds to purchase the hundreds of shrubs. "Silver buffalo berry is the native shrub-of-choice 5th & Montana, 548-7127 Rev. Christopher Brandt 9:00 am Worship 10:15 am Bible Study Wednesday Service 7:30 pm The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod because it produces a fruit similar to the Russian ol- ive's but doesn't out-com- pete other native vegeta- tion," said BLM Wildlife Biologist Destin Harrell. "This results in a diversity of flora for wildlife." Skunkbush sumac, golden currant and cotton- wood trees were also plant- ed. Mike Williams, envi- ronmental supervisor for Marathon's Wyoming As- set Team, anticipates that this project will help Mar- athon plan future habitat improvements. "We'll be able to learn from our collaborative suc- cess on this project and then apply those lessons to other riparian habitat projects on private proper- ty elsewhere in Wyoming," Williams said. The 300-acre river tract where the workday took place is part of the greater Yellowtail Wildlife Habi- tat Management Area. The Yellowtail Coordinated Re- source Management (CRM) Louell flssembly 0fGod Church 310 Idaho flue., L0uell Services Sunday School - 9:45 am Morning Worship -- 10:50 am Sunday Night  6:30 pm Wed. Bible Study -- 7 pm Rev. Dan Jarvis 548-7105 group has worked for the past several years to im- prove riparian habitat in this area and on adjacent private lands. The CRM is a collaborative effort, with funding primarily from the Wyoming Natural Resource Trust Board, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, BLM, Wyoming Game and Fish Department Trust Fund, National Park Ser- vice and NWTF. The BLM's Cody and Worland field of- rices have provided much of the labor with staff from fire, fuels and range pro- grams. The recent volun- teer shrub-planting day continues the riparian hab- itat improvement work of the CRM. "This is public land. It belongs to all of us so we're chipping in to make it bet- ter," said Williams. "It will feel good to come back here in the future and see the improvements we made to- day." For more information, contact Harrell at 307-578- 5900. ij Serving Noen ,The Big Horn Count flU#ted , It Metst L] t'% ,, , II Oil years v at the corner of Park & Shoshone, Lovell Pastor Paula Morse Church: 548-7478 8:30 Deaver Worship 10:30 Lovell Worship J North Big Horn Senior Center Board of Directors There are two Board of Directors positions open, both represent the town of Lovell and are 3 year terms, with one meeting per month. If you are interested in serving on this board, please call Denise Andersen, 548-6556. CONSIDERING A VASECTOMY? 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