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www.LovellChronicle.com September 29, 20il J The Lovell Chronicle J 17 Public notices Ri Hnrn County Commissioner Minutes. continued Dist., Lower Sunshine Irrigation (Greybull Valley Dist.), Lovell Bench Drainage, Lovell Drainage District, Lovell Irrigation, North Bench Drainage, Roach Gulch Irrigation (GreybuU Valley Dist.), Shell Valley Watershed Imp. Dist., Sidon Irrigation District, Sunlight Drainage District, Big Horn County, Wyoming. BE IT RESOLVED: That the following levies be made for maintenance and/or bond for fiscal year 2011-2012 in each of the above districts as hereinafter set forth: Antelope Drainage North Antelope Drainage South Big Horn Canal Irrigation Byron Drainage District Cowley Drainage District Greybull Valley Irrigation (Upper Sunshine) Hunt Canal Irrigation Hyattvitle Service & Imp. Dist. Lower Sunshine Irrigation Lovell Bench Drainage Lovell Drainage District Lovell Irrigation North Bench Drainage Roach Gulch Irr. (Greybull Valley Dist.) Shell Valley Watershed Imp. Dist. (Adelaide & Add' & Highline) Sidon Irrigation District Sunlight Drainage 800.00 2,797.32 41,750.00 19,788.00 21,500.00 48,191.91 36,297.00 13,857.03 13,442.56 16,000.00 16,616.90 24,800.00 6,000.00 69,396.60 19,564.99 68,648.00 17,000.00 AND that the individual assessment of said Districts for the payment of bonds and interest are hereby levied in accordance with the sums shown on the Budget and Assessment Roll for fiscal year 2011-2012 for each of the aforesaid Districts. Upon motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, it was ordered that the proceedings had and the levy by the Board of County Commissioners, sitting as a Tax Levy Board at Basin, Wyoming, August 16, 2011, be and the same hereby are approved and it is further ordered that the minutes of said meeting be filed and recorded in the office of the County Clerk of Big Horn County, Wyoming. APPROVED, PASSED AND ADOPTED, this 16 t" day of August, 2011. Board of County Commissioners Big Horn County, Wyoming Isl Jerold So Ewen, Chairman Isl Keith M. Grant, Member Isl Thomas S. Hinman, Member Attest: Is/Dori Noyes, County Clerk, Clerk of the Board Decision: Pursuant to a request by Dalin Smith, University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension agent, Commissioner Hinman moved, seconded by Commissioner Grant, all were in favor and the motion carried, to go into executive session on personnel issues at 2:10 p.m. Those present: Commissioners Ewen, Grant and Hinman; Dalin Smith, U.W. Extension Service, and County Clerk, Dori Noyes. Commission Chairman Jerry Ewen called for regular session at 2:30 p.m. No action was taken. Decision: Commission Chairman Jerold Ewen called for a break from 2:35 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Discussion: Susan Silar, WIC, met with the commission- ers to request them to consider a salary step-raise for an employee paid by the county through the Wyoming Women, Infants, and Chil- dren (WIC) program. Decision: Commissioners agreed that Susan would need to ask for an addendum to the state contract to add the 15% increase that was discussed and to reiterate that the state reimburses the county 100% through state funding. The amended contract shall state that accrued vacation and sick time will be reimbursed at 100% regardless of when the contract year ends. Discussion: Deb McKim and Becky Lindsey, Treasurer, met with the commissioners. Deb presented asummary of county oil and gas mineraLinterests which she has researched up through August 16, 201% eb told commissioners that she and Jim Waller, land planner, were at the final stages of preparing information on Big Horn County minerals available for lease to be placed on the County website. Deb asked that a disclaimer be prepared by the county at- torney stating that prospective buyers of county leases are respon- sible for their own verification of information contained on the website. Deb will present a computer backup of her oil and gas research for the clerk to put on the county network so there will be a back up for future use if needed. The master oil and gas lease for the county has been received from Nicol Kramer, and Michelle Burns, county attorney, Dori Noyes, county clerk, and Deb McKim all have copies. It was determined that further discussions need to take place prior to reaching an agreement of terms of any lease. Deb said the NEPECO tax issue had been turned over to the county attorney's office. Nicol Kramer, oil and gas attorney in Casper, is negotiating the Legacy oil and gas lease with Tom Fitzsimmons. Nicol suggested some minor changes to the Legacy lease. Deb reported that she is waiting for final appraisal of the Dalton well from Mike Coulter. Becky Lindsey said she turned over the NEPECO lease to John Frentheway, deputy attorney, who suggested that a memoran- dum of understanding (MOU) be prepared for NEPECO to consider signing. This MOU will state the current status of default taxes and interest. They discussed various royalty interests that may be put on the county's standard lease. Becky Lindsey said that, according to John Frentheway, Deputy Attorney, the required advertising has been done on the Sny- der Well and the county must now wait thirty days before a judgment can be filed. Discussion: Dori Noyes, county clerk, presented a re- quest for information from Cynde Delancie, WACC Executive Direc- tor, regarding the Forest Reserve Fund. Commissioners agreed to hand the request to the county treasurer to fill out the information as in the past. Discussion: Fred Werner, maintenance supervisor, met with the commissioners to discuss the new office space needed for the commissioners' executive secretary and to give updates on vari- ous issues. Fred told the commissioners that Ken Blackburn had started the process of taking out the bars of the old jail. Fred said new hand rails on the front steps of the courthouse were needed because the old ones are rotted. Fred discussed alternative counter top ma- terial for the vault in the county clerk's office. Fred will look into the matter further and report back to the commissioners. Decision: Commissioner Hinman moved, seconded by Commissioner Grant, all were in favor and the motion carried, to sign the agency agreement form for the new snow removal equipment for the South Big Horn County Airport. Pursuant to recommendation by William Bridges, county engineer, the Commission signed the agency agreement, Federal Id Project No. 3-56-0013-18, State Project No. GEY-07A, State Grant No. 2855. Decision: After presenting facts and findings by the plan- ning and zoning board and after recommendation by Jim Waller, Land Planner, Commissioner Grant moved, seconded by Commissioner Hinman, all were in favor and the motion carried, to approve the sim- ple subdivision (SS) 11-001, which is property owned by Black Heart Farms, located in part of Lot 50, T.S. 56 N., R. 95W. Decision: After presenting facts and findings by the Plan- ning and Zoning Board and after recommendation by Jim Waller, Land Planner, Commissioner Hinman moved, seconded by Commissioner Grant, all were in favor and the motion was carried, to approve the simple subdivision (SS) 11-002, which is property owned by Richard Schlenker, et.al., located in part of Tracts 107-1 and 108-A T.S. 52N., R. 96W. Decision: Pursuant to a request by Jim Waller, land plan- ner, to go into executive session regarding personnel issues, Com- missioner Grant moved, seconded by Commissioner Hinman, all were in favor and the motion was carried, to go into executive session at 4:35 p.m. to discuss personnel issues for the planning technician's position for the land planning office. Those present were: Commis- sioners Ewen, Grant and Hinman, County Clerk Dori Noyes, and Jim Waller, Land Planner. Jim Waller was excused at 4:50 p.m., while all others remained to discuss the executive secretary position for the commissioners. Commission Chairman Jerold S. Ewen called for regular session at 5:45 p.m. Commissioner Grant moved, seconded by Commissioner Hinman, all were in favor and the motion was car- ried, to add a planning technician position to the land planning office beginning September 1, 2011. It was also agreed to establish a part time position as executive secretary to the commissioners. The job description will be prepared by the county clerk, reviewed and ap- proved by the county attorney, and presented to the commissioners at their September meeting. Decision: Commissioner Grant moved, seconded by Com- missioner Hinman, all were in favor and the motion carried, to send a letter to Jeanne Norman, State Lands and Investments Board, verifying that Fire Protection District #1 was established by election held November 13, 1950, and approved by resolution of the Board of County Commissioners of Big Horn County on December 6, 1950. Decision: Commissioners will meet at their regular sched- uled meeting time on September 6 & 7, 2011, and will conduct a brief meeting on September 20, 2011, to approve bills and payroll. The county clerk will be attending a re-districting meeting in Sheridan and traveling to the Wyoming Association of County Officials (WACO) meeting on the 20 th. The clerk will designate her first deputy, Deb LaBudda, as the acting deputy clerk for the meeting on the 20 th of September. Decision: Commissioner Hinman moved, seconded by Commissioner Grant, all were in favor and the motion was carried, to sign the grant award agreement for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Wyo- ming Department of Health, The Big Horn County Health Officer and Big Horn County in the amount of $12,000.00. The grant award is 100% funded and will need to be added to the budget. The grant number is CFDA 93.069 and begins September 1,2011, through Au- gust 31, 2012. Decision: Commissioner Grant moved,, seconded by Commissioner Hinman, all were in favor and the motion carried, to sign Amendment No.1 to the agreement for consulting services dated July 20, 2010, by and between Big Horn County and Bob Decker, Covenant Insurance Group of Casper, Wyoming. It had already been approved for form by Michelle M. Burns, Big Horn County Attorney. Decision: Commissioner Hinman moved, seconded by Commissioner Grant, all were in favor and the motion was carried, to sign the Tatman Repeater License Agreement dated August 16, 2011, between David Neves, Trustee of the David Neves Revocable Trust dated July 5, 2001, and Big Horn County for the privilege of erecting and maintaining a radio repeater for emergency services on licensor's property. Decision: Commissioner Grant moved, seconded by Com- missioner Hinman, all were in favor and the motion carried, to sign the lease between the county and the Crisis and Referral Emergency Services Incorporated (CARES) for in-kind office space located in the courthouse as set forth by the lease of record. Decision: Commissioners asked the clerk to prepare a let- ter to Donald A. Simpson, State Director, Bureau of Land Manage- ment, voicing strong opposition to the designation of any Big Horn County lands as lands with wilderness characteristics, as they do not meet the definition of wilderness as set forth and defined by the Wilderness Act of 1964, therefore they should not be considered for wilderness designation of any kind. Discussion and Decision: Commissioners considered, reviewed and approved the following: Bonds: Vance Vanderploeg, member, North Bench Drainage Dis- trict, $10,000.00 Kdstin Tilley, clerk/office manager, Shoshone Conservation District, $25,000.00 Dustin Reuter, commissioner, Deaver Irrigation District, $2,500.00 Douglas M. Crouse, member, North Bench Drainage Dis- trict, $10,000.00 La Moine Sorenson, treasurer, Deaver Frannie Cemetery District, $5,000.00 David R. Monk, director/treasurer, Cowley Drainage Dis- trict, Big Horn County, $1,000.00 Russell Jay Boardman, commissioner, Shoshone Conser- vation District, $1,000.00 Monthly minutes: Big Horn County Library Board minutes for July 12, 2011 Due to lack of quorum for a regular board meeting of the Big Horn County Weed and Pest Control District, the bills were paid and the meeting was cancelled. Supervisors' reports for Ruth Richards and Brett Richard- son It was moved by Commissioner Hinman, seconded by Com- missioner, all in favor and the motion carried, to adjourn at 6:00 p.m.; the board will meet in regular session on September 6 & 7, 2011. STATE OF WYOMING COUNTY OF BIG HORN ) ) SS. ) I, Dori Noyes, County Clerk and Ex-Officio of the Board of the County Commissioners, do hereby certify the above and forego- ing to be a full, true and complete copy of proceedings had by board at its last meeting on August 16, 2011. Board of County Commissioners Big Horn County, Wyoming /s Jerold S. Ewen, Chairman Is Keith M. Grant, Member /s Thomas S. Hinman, Member Attest:/s Dori Noyes, County Clerk, Clerk of the Board Publish: September 29, 2011 N_00ffca.=._oLc, uit STATE OF WYOMING COUNTY OF BIG HORN SS. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT CASE NO. CV-2011-0143L ALAN BAIR, and BAIR MOBILE HOMES AND COURTS, LLC, Plaintiffs, VS. JACK KELLOGG and, SHANNON KELLOGG, Defendants. NOTICE OF SUIT TO: Jack Kellogg and Shannon Kellogg YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that on the 30th day of August, 2011, Alan J. Bair filed a civil action against you in the Lovell Circuit Court, Fifth Judicial District, Big Horn County, Wyoming, Civil Action No. CV- 2011-0143L and that this notice by publication is made due to the fact that your present address cannot be ascertained after reasonable dili- gence. This notice is given pursuant to the provisions of Rule 4(e)(3) of the Wyoming Rules of Civil Procedure. This notice by publication shall be made for four (4) consecutive weeks, and you are required to answer this Complaint within thirty (30) days after the last date of publication, or else Judgment by default may be rendered against you. You are hereby notified that the substance of the Complaint is an action for Possession of the Mobile Home located at 106 East Riv- erview, Space No. 2, Byron, Wyoming and Monetary Judgment. Diane Nuttall Dawn Hoffman Circuit Court Clerk By: Dawn Hoffman Deputy Publish: September 29, October 6, 13 & 20, 2011 Deadline for all legal notices and advertisements is noon on Tuesdays. Cowley West End Water Project hid ADVERTISEMENT TO BID Notice is hereby given that the Town of Cowley will receive sealed bids for the WEST END WATER PROJECT #PME-010806. The work consists of furnishing all labor, materials, tools, equipment, transportation, and services necessary for: 25,360 feet of water transmission line installation, 8,200 feet of HDD pipe boring and miscellaneous work for the replacement of a 6" asbestos cement line with a 10" fusible PVC line and 12" HDPE line in HDD bore sections, including the construction of a 450 square foot ICF concrete control building and all appurtenances as called for in the Plans and Specifications for the WEST END WA- TER PROJECT. Bids will be received at the Town Hall in the Town of Cowley, 20 South Division, Cowley, Wyoming 82420 until 2 P.M. Local Time, on the 20th day of October 2011, at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. All bids must be furnished on forms supplied by the Town of Cowley. Sealed envelopes contain- ing bids shall be clearly marked WEST END WATER PROJECT and shall show the name and address of the Bidder on the outside. Bids which are not prepared and filed in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders may be rejected. The Town of Cowley reserves the right to reject any and all bids and the right to waive irregularities in bids re- ceived. No bid will be awarded without first receiving funding agency (WWDO) concurrence. Each bid must be accompanied by a bid bond with sufficient surety for not less than five percent (5%) of the total amount of such bid, payable to and to be forfeited to, the Town of Cowley as liquidated damages if bidder fails to enter into the contract within thirty (30) days after award to bidder, or fails, at the time of executing the agree- ment, to furnish a performance bond and a payment bond, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the bid. Facsimile (fax) or other copies of bonds are not acceptable. NO BID WILL BE CONSIDERED IF NOT ACCOMPANIED BY SUCH BOND OR IF NOT IN CONFORMANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 15-1-113, W.S. 1977. Project completion date will be October 31 st , 2012. A complete set of the Project Manual and Plans may be obtained after September 29, 2011 for a non-refundable fee of $75.00 from Pryor Mountain Engineering, PO Box 671,708 Road 7 , Cowley, Wyoming, 82420. For questions regarding the project contact William Bridges, PE, at the following telephone number: (307) 548-9913. A pre-bid conference will be held at 2 PM on the 12 th of October 2011 at the Cowley Town Hall, Cowley, WY at which ATTENDANCE BY BIDDERS IS MANDATORY. TOWN OF COWLEY Joel Peterson, Mayor Publish: September 29, October 6 and 13, 2011 SUNDANCE, WYOMING COMMERCIAL COMPLEX ABSOLUTE REAL ESTATE AUCTION WEI)N00SOAV OCT. 12 T", 2011 12:00 NOON "Energy Electric Co." 12,000+- sq. ft. Multi-purpose Commercial Building with easy access to 1-90 Exit 189. 4K sq. ft. Office/3K+ Shop/4K+ Storage on 1.33 Acres. Attractive seller financing offered, held debt free, sells without reserve! Broker participation offered. Call 605-673-2629. See on www.bradeenauetion.eom -__--- Solutions For Life " is seeking Substance Abuse Therapists Full time and contracted positions available. Hours flexible. Call for details 307-358-2846 Located in Douglas, WY Friday, September 30 Wake Up for Wellness in the North Big Horn Hospital multi- purpose room from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. Benefit Silpada Jewelry Party for Trey Englert at 7:00 p.m. in the Big Horn Federal conference room. Barbecue dinner and open house benefitting Body and Spirit therapeutic riding program and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming. Activities begin at 5 p.m. at McFad- den Ranch. Call Jennifer, 765-9303 for more information. Friday, October 7 Care Infuenza Clinic at North Big Horn Hospital from 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Rocky Mountain High School Tailgate Party at 2:00 p.m. Hawg Heaven sandwiches- $6, meals $8. Monday, October 10 Big Horn Company of Daughters of Utah Pioneers meeting at 1:00 p.m. in the Lovell Annex. BHC School District No. 1 Board, 2nd Tuesday, RMES, 8 p.m. BHC School District No. 2 Board (Lovell), 2nd Monday, board room, 7p.m. BHC Treasurer at County Annex, 1st and 3rd Thursday each month, 9 a.m. - I p.m. Big Horn Basin chapter of Gold Prospectom Association of America, Skyline Care in Powell, 2nd Tuesday, 7 p.m., 754-5921. Big Horn County 4-H Leader's Council, 1st Monday, Extension Office on Hwy 310, 6:30 p.m. Big Horn County Weed and Pest monthly board meeting, 2nd Tuesday, 1 p.m., W&P office at 4782 Hwy. 310, Greybull. Byron Lions Club, 548-7543. Cancer Support Group, 3rd Thursday, 7 p.m., NHCC multi-purpose room. Cowley Riding Club, 3rd Monday, 7 p.m., 307-664-2235. Home School Club, twice monthly, Friday, 1 p.m. Call Wendy, 548- 9336, for more information. Lovell Area Chamber of Commerce general membership meeting, 3rd Monday, noon, Lange's Kitchen Lovell Bulldog Booster Club, 3rd Wednesday, Big Horn Federal Hos- pitality Room, 7 pro. Lovell Library Story Time, every Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. Love, Riders, Inc. meeting, 1st Friday, 7 p.m., call 548-9918 for loca- tion. Love. Town Council, 2nd Tuesday, Town Hall, 7 p.m. Lovell Woman's Club, 2nd Wednesday, Big Horn Federal Hospitality Room, 1 p.m. Contact Deanna Wagner, 548-7793. Narcotics Anonymous, Mondays at Big Horn Federal at 7 p.m., contact Permillia, 272-8384. North Big Horn County Health Coalition, 3rd Tuesday, noon, rotating locations, 548-6410. Ostomy Support Group meeting, 2nd Tuesday, 6 - 8 p.m., North Fork room, West Park Hospital in Cody. Plndropperl Quilt Club, 4th Thursday, 7 p.m., Mayes Fabric, 406-788- 9689. TOPS @ WY169, every Thursday, St. John's Episcopal Church base- ment in Powell, 6 p.m. 664-2394 Tri-Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 2rid Thursday, dinner 6:30 p.m., lodge meeting 7:30 p.m. WyDOT Driver Licensing Facility open in Lovell every Tuesday, 9:30 am. to 4 p.m. Call the Lovefl Chronicle at 548-2217 to list your club here. 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