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18 I The Lovell Chronicle I August 23, 2018 Public Notice BY DAVID PECK Western Sugar and other ing ownership of the facili- Lovell Inc. Econom- participating parties and to ty and how to work through ic Development Director review the data collected to some minor legal details. Elaine Harvey had some this point. "I think it's a great idea good :news at last week's She also noted that the if we can figure out the de- Lovell Town Council meet-greenhouse is just one part tails;' Jones said. sand gallons to $4.95 per thousand, noting that the current rate is not keep- ing the water fund solvent. It would be the first water rate increase since 2008, ing -- the discovery of aof a larger food hub proj- We'll do our home- Beal said. company to complete a fea- ect, which is designed to work ' Harvey said. "We're The town has been ab- sibility study on the green- bring locally produced food not afraid of homework, sorbing increasing costs house project, to market and provide food Can I tell them the town for years, but revenue for Lovell Inc. had received security for local citizens, is interested but there the water fund is beginning a grant from the John P. Ell- The greenhouse facility are some legal steps to be bogen Foundation for an would include an institu- taken?" economic feasibility study tional kitchen approved by Members of the council that will determine the vi- the USDA, Harvey said. replied "yes" ability of the project that Harvey asked the coun- Later in the week, would use. steam from the cil to consider and take ac- Lovell Inc. reached a fi- Western Sugar Cooperative factory in Lovell to heat a greenhouse across the highway that would pro- vide produce year-around for area consumers and in- stitutional buyers like se- nior centers, medical cen- ters and senior citizens centers. Harvey said Lovell Inc. and VISTA volunteer Jeanine Swift at first were working with a Colorado tion to accept a proposednal agreement and signed trade of six acres of land a contract for Greener by from Western Sugar acrossDesign to proceed with the the highway from the fac-feasibility study. tory in exchange for a pieceHarvey also said of the eventual company, nine-member team will ata Having the land would pro- tend a Community Builders vide an in-kind match for the Business Ready Com- munity Grant and provide a method of receiving the grant money. problem solving meeting in Lander the last week in September with the Lovell team's emphasis being on housing. She said the six acres In other proceedings would line up with the Wil- Aug, 14, Lovell clerk/trea- nance can be modified (see company, but that company liston Basin fence line. surer Valerie Beal pre- related story). didn t turn out to be a good "I'm asking you to vote sented to the council an The council voted fit for the project. Swift and to accept title to that piece amended promissory note to approve a certification Harvey then made contact of property;' Harvey said. on the water tower project statement requested by with the company Green- The town would own it, that recognized the fundsthe State Loan and Invest- er by Design of New Bruns- and Lovell Inc. would write the town relinquished from ment Board showing that wick, N.J which provided the grant and co-adminis-the project in the amountthe town complied with re- Lovell Inc. with a detailed ter the grant with Jed (Neb- of $266,871.17 as well as the quirements and followed scope of services the local el, town administrator). We principal forgiveness from bid requirements for rain- organization could expect have to have an owner, a the state of 5533,089.42.eral royalty grants. in a study, public owner." The amended promisso- After Nebel present- "We talked to them onHarvey said the green- ry note establishes a newed a purchase order state- the phone, and those folks house would be state of schedule for repayment ofment and commitment on are excited, Harvey told the art and would pro- principal of 5533,089.41,the agreement with Mo- the town council at the Au- vide about 25 new jobs, as plus interest. The coun- torola Solutions for the gust 14 meeting. Accord- ing to the scope of services, the company will conduct a technical analysis, conduct a economic analysis with cost estimates and bene- fits, provide implementa- tion strategies, produce an economic feasibility study report and, finally, a grant application and sup- port package for a Business Ready Community Grant for the project itself. Meanwhile, she said, Swift has been doing a lot of work at the local level contacting various institu- well as provide "the abil- ity to enrich people who grow things." Town Attorney Sandra Kitchen said the land swap method has worked well in Powell for the Gluten Free Oat project but wondered if the Western Sugar land had been subdivided, not- ing that, if not, the sugar company would have to go through that process. Har- vey said she would check, but councilman Mike Jones said he could not recall such a subdivision request coming before the council. cil voted to approve the amended note. Pete Baxendale of Mid- way Construction reported that the Shoshone Hill side- walk project had been shut down while Rocky Moun- tain Power moved some electric line poles, but he hoped to resume construc- tion on Monday, Aug. 27, with substantial comple- tion by Oct. 1. The coun- cil urged Baxendale to take to fall short, Beal said, add- ing that the increase would bring in an extra 520,000 per year, which would allow the town to meet expenses and put a small amount into reserves. Kitchen said in July that the water fund is an enter- prise fund for which, under state law, fees must meet expenses. In other action Aug. 14: Following a lengthy discussion the council vot- ed to table an ordinance prohibiting trailers and recreational vehicles in school zones until the ordi- new dispatch equipment, with minor wording adjust- ments suggested by Kitch- en, the council voted to approve the documents and authorize the mayor to sign them. Nebel presented an agreement between the town and the Lovell Rec- reation District for pro- viding lifeguards for high school swimming pool and the wading pool at Consti- steps to make sure stu- tution Park that caps re- dents walking to school can imbursement on lifeguard travel safely as construc- wages at 58,000 per year. tion proceeds. The council voted to pass Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with Chapter 6, Section 2(m) of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations, notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to approve a request by Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC to modify operations at the Lovell Plant by incorporating standard operating procedures (SOPs) for inspection and maintenance of all baghouse-controlled sources at the facility. The Lovell Plant is located within Section 28, T55N, R94W, approximately thirteen (13) miles southeast of Lovell, with a street address of 2120 Lane 16 1/2, Lovell, in Big Horn County, Wyoming. For the duration of the public comment period, copies of the permit application, the agency's analysis, and the public notice are available for public inspection online at http://deq.wyoming.gov/ aqd/new-source-review/resources/applications-on-notice/ and 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 Nancy Vehr, Administrator, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th St Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 or by fax (307) 635-1784. Please reference A0006052 in your comment. Comments submitted by email will not be included in the administrative record. All comments received by 5:00 p.m Monday, September 24, 2018 will be considered in the final determination on this application. 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. Publish: August 23, 2018 Public Notice NRHH call for hid CALL FOR BIDS . North Big Horn Hospital Old Clinic, Pharmacy & Lab Remodel Projects The Work consists a 800 s.f. remodel for North Big Horn Hospital. The remodel is located in the Old Clinic for new patient rooms and infusion area and minor remodeling in the Pharmacy and Lab areas located at 1115 Lane 12, Lovell, Wyoming. The work consists of transforming two previous inpatient rooms back to inpatient and swing bed use, relocating the infusion area to another area of the'old clinic, creating an easily recognizable exterior entrance for the infusion area and creating a double door weather vestibule for the infusion area. Remodel of the Pharmacy and Lab spaces for additional staff working space. The general construction of the building in this portion of the project is one phase and includes 800 s.f. of typical construction materials including but not limited to concrete, metal studs, gypsum wallboard, acoustical ceilings, plastic laminate casework, solid surface counters and backsplashes, various finishes, and modification of the mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems. Also included is minor demolition and patching in the existing hospital in various areas. Pharmacy and Lab remodels (Alternate #7) include new interior partitions, door, casework, wall, floor and ceiling finishes for expansion of Pharmacy and Lab departments. First copies of the Contract Documents will be on file after August 20, 2018, and open to public inspection in the office of Plan One/Architects, 1001 12th Street, Cody, WY. Bidders may obtain one (1) set of electronic Contract Documents for $25 from the office of the Architect: Deposits are non-refundable. A project walk-thru is Mandatory for all bidding prime contractors. The mandatory walk through will be held on August 28, 2018 at 2:00 tions about their interest Harvey asked if the WATER RATES the agreement. P.M. at 1115 Lane 12, Lovell, Wyoming in the project and gather- council would at least be The council passed on Steven Hiser of the + data. o .' ' "'i Willing to do akind of straw second reading an ordi-town pJandjng: and zoning All prop6~Is ~hstbe'a6~oihpan[ed by a Bid Bond in the amot~nt ,Grecn ilSyD.e'sig i wilt p011 o mi/expi'esSion of nance that will raise wa- commission reported some iI of 5% f mat ;amour/tbf tfi proposal. Successful bidderlto ffot only help us ask all the town's willingness to pro- ter rates in the town bysuggested wording chang- providea 100% i~erformanceand Payment Bond. ~ : right questions, they will ceed with the project, not- 25 cents per 1,000 gal- es regarding setbacks compile the data at the end" Harvey said, adding that officials from the com- pany - the project manager and a company vice pres- ident -- will be in Lovell Aug. 27'28 to perform a site visit, meet with Lovell Inc Town of Lovell ing, "If you're interested, I know we're golden:' "I'm game ' Jones said, but also wondered if the town could get a letter of intent from Western Sug- ar. Kitchen also brought up some other issues regard- lons per month, or about 51 per month for the av- erage user (4,000 gallons). Clerk/treasurer Valerie Beal said during the July meeting that ordinance 964 would increase the water rate from 54.70 per thou- and changes within zones. The council will take up the recommendations at a work meeting. The council scheduled a work meeting for Thurs- day, Aug. 30, at 6 p.m. at town hall. The Owner reserves the privilege of rejecting any or all proposals or waiving any irregularities or formalities in any proposal in the bidding. Submit written proposals to: Plan One/Architects, 1001 12th Street, Cody, Wyoming 82414. Sealed proposals marked "North Big Horn Hospital - Old Clinic Remodel, Pharmacy & Lab Remodel Projects" on the outside of the envelope must be received by 2:00 P.M. September 18, 2018. Bids will not be opened publicly but will be taken under advisement with the Ownel. The Owner reserves the fight to award the contract on a combined basis of bid amounts and previously submitted qualifications. MINU'IF~ OF THE TOWN COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING HELD AUGUST 14, 2018 AT 7:00 P.M. AT LOVELL TOWN HALL. Present: Mayor Angel Montanez, Council Members: Carol Miller, Bruce Wolsey, Tom Newman and Kevin Jones. Other present: Town Administrator Jed Nebel, Clerk/Treasurer Valerie Beal, Attorney Sandra Kitchen, Ed Allred, John Schneider, Bob Henley, Jeanine Swift, Elaine Harvey, David Peck, Pat Baxendale, Dorothy Nelson, Julia Mitchell, Pete Baxendale, John Barnes, Sydney Beal. With a quorum present, Mayor Angel Montanez called the meeting to order and led in the Pledge of Allegiance. MINUTES: Bruce Wolsey made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held July 10, 2018. Second by Carol Miller. All in favor. Motion passed. Kevin Jones made a motion to approve the minutes of the Special Meeting held July 20, 2018. Second by Bruce Wolsey. All in favor. Motion passed. Tom Newman made a motion to approve the minutes of the Special Meeting held July 24, 2018. Second by Kevin Jones. All in favor. Motion passed. Carol Miller made a motion to approve the minutes of the Work Meeting held July 24, 2018. Second by Bruce Wolsey. All in favor. Motion passed. Kevin Jones made a motion to approve the minutes of the Emergency Meeting held July 30, 2018. Second by Tom Newman. All in favor. Motion passed. Tom Newman made a motion to approve the minutes of the Special Meeting held July 31, 2018. Second by Carol Miller. All in favor. Motion passed. Elaine Harvey, Lovell Inc. Director, reported on progress with the Greenhouse Project. They are currently working on an agreement with Greener by Design to conduct an economic feasibility study. The study will be paid for by a grant received from the Elbogen Foundation. The Greener by Design project manager and vice president plan to be in Lovell on August 27th & 28th to meet with participating parties and review the data currently collected. Ms. Harvey presented the Council with a copy of the proposal for the Lovell Greenhouse Feasibility Study scope of services, fee proposal and references and qualifications as provided by Greener by Design. She asked that Council take action to accept a trade of six acres of land from Western Sugar located across the highway to the south and just east of the WiUiston Basin property. They proposed to use the donated land as in-kind value when submitting for a Wyoming Business Council Grant and a business committed partnership for use of their steam. She explained how the project would enrich the market for growers and add value for produce with an institutional kitchen recognized by USDA. Council requested additional information on the proposed exchange of stock for property and subdivision of the property in the county. They also requested a letter from Western Sugai" stating their intent and any contingency once the property is deeded. It was noted that to apply for state funding assistance the town must own the property. Legal Counsel reported that the Town cannot gift a percent of the assets to Western Sugar and suggested perhaps they might donate to the Town. Council expressed interest but stated the need to research legal steps before taking action. Elaine Harvey also reported on a meeting of Community Builders to meet the last week in September to help "solve community Dated August 14, 2018 Publish: North Big Horn Hospital District Rick Schroeder, CEO August 16 and 23, 2018 that last text while School is in session. Avoid distractions. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: CONTINUED ON PAGE 20 LOVELL CH NICLE Betty lo Snyder LPN hoffmansnydertlc@outlook.com 307-548-9123 I I Call us at to advertise your business here.