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October 13, 2011 I The Lovell Chronicle I 17 Public notices Bi Horn Counh/ Commiioner% minute5. 5.ntemhr 20. 2011 BIG HORN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS' MINUTES DATE TIME AND PLACE: The Board of County Commissioners of Big Horn County, Wyoming, met in regular session on September 20, 2011. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM, beginning with the Pledge of Allegiance, at the office of the Board of County Commissioners in the Basin courthouse. BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT; Jerold S. Ewen, Chairman; Keith Grant and Thomas S. Hinman, members; and Deb LaBudda, acting county clerk and clerk of the board. Others present various times: Karla Pomerey, Basin Republican Rustler, Brent Godfrey, sheriff's deputy, and Wayne and Carol Sparks. Mr. Sparks advised that Mrs. Sparks would be digitally recording the meeting. Discussion: William Bridges, Acting Airport Manager, and Bill Harris, GDA, met with the commissioners to discuss the snow removal equipment retro-fit procurement for the south airport. Bill said GDA Engineers received four quotes, which included the retro-fit of the existing 1987 International S-1900 SRE vehicle, furnishing a 12-foot wide displacement reversible snow plow attachment, rigging hydraulics, power take off (PTO), pump and hitch. They also included attachment of the new plow and hitch, necessary hydraulics and in cab controls. The four quotes were: Miller's Fabrication, Lovell, WY, $27,950.00 (included new plow and hitch, hydraulic package and in cab controls, but did not include performance and payment bonds); Ameri-Tech Equipment Co., Casper, WY, $16,059.00 (included new plow and hitch, hydraulic package and in cab controls, but plow weight exceeded specifications and an added $250.00 for performance and payment bonds); Ameri-Tech Equipment Co., Casper, WY, $6,232.00 (included installation of plow, hydraulic package and in cab controls, also performance and payment bond, but didn't include new plow); and CMI-TECO, Mills, WY, $7,953.25 (included one new snow plow, didn't include performance and payment bonds). Bill stated that two options were being considered. Option No. 1 is to accept the quote from Miller's Fabrication, a local vendor, but since the total cost is $14,024.75 higher than Option 2, WYDOT and FAA would need very good justification for not accepting the low quote. Option No. 2 would be to accept the quote from CMI-TECO for the plow and hitch and acceptance of the quote from Ameri-Tech Equipment Co. to attach the plow and hitch, provide hydraulics, in cab controls, and PTO and pump for the combined amount of $14,185.25. It was GDA's recommendation to go with Option No. 2. The retro-fit can be completed in 60-120 days and William Bridges stated that if it isn't done by December there is a backup truck with transmission problems or equipment could probably be brought down from the north airport. Commissioner Hinman moved, seconded by Commissioner Grant, all were in favor and the motion carried, to accept Option No. 2 as recommended by GDA for a total amount of $14,185.25 (Ameri-Tech Equipment Co., $6,232.00 and CMI-TECO, $7,953.25). William Bridges stated that he would get a letter out to Greg Hampshire at WYDOT informing them that the county is going with Option No. 2. They will come back to the October meeting with everything signed and get things finalized. Discussion: William Bridges, Pryor Mountain Engineering, presented a Right-of-Way & Utility Certificate for signatures for Sand Hills Road certifying to the Wyoming Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration that Big Horn County has acquired all right-of-way, and has provided for removal of any and all utilities or other encroachment on or within land necessary for construction of project HRR 0.00 CN09057 - Sand Hills Road and has complied with the policies set forth in the Wyoming Relocation Assistance Act of 1973, Sections 16-7-101 through 16-7-121. He also presented the commissioners with an access driveway application for Josephine R. Moerman. Commissioner Hinman moved, seconded by Commissioner Grant and carried, to approve the following permit: Josephine R. Moerman, construct access driveway, located in Twp. 52N., R. 91W., Sec. 1, Road 43, approximately eight miles east of Shell. Discussion: Deb LaBudda, Clerk's Deputy, presented a transfer of funds for consideration. County Clerk Dori Noyes asked that two line items referring to wages in the Land Planning Office be removed from the transfer that was advertised in the notice of hearing. She stated that Ioth ite'rn will be accounted for when the agreed upon 3% wage increases are'entered into each department's budgets. Decision: Commissioner Grant moved, seconded by Commissioner Hinman and carried, to approve the amended transfer of funds #2 as follows: RESOLUTION 2010-2011 T.F. # 2 Date: September 20, 2011 WHEREAS, it appears that by reason of unexpected requirements not reasonably foreseeable at the time the 2011-2012 budgets was adopted, it will be necessary to transfer funds to the following budget: $ 39,135.00 from unanticipated revenue (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Preparedness and Response) to 10-4-313-000-000 Public Health Emergency Preparedness Grant $ 17,600.00 from unanticipated revenue (Washakie County MOU) to 10-4-313-000-000, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Grant, Salary-Coordinator $ 16,055.00 from unanticipated revenue (SLIB-CCBG) to 10-4- 480-498-200, SLIB, Library Upgrades Grant $ 64,218.00 from Unanticipated Revenue (SLIB-Chapter 3) to 10-4-480-499-200, SLIB Library Upgrades Grant, Chapter 3 $ 39,109.20 from Cash Reserve, 10-4-951-980-000 to 10-4- 480-499-100, Library Upgrades Grant, Chapter 3, County Match $ 68,362.00 from unanticipated Revenue, (SLIB-CCBG) to 10- 4-480-497-200, Old Jail Renovation Grant $ 40, 860.00 from unanticipated Revenue, (SLIB-CCBG) to 10- 4-480-497-200, Road and Bridge Facility Grant $ 4,540.00 from Cash Reserve,10-4-951-980-000, to 10-4- 480-496-100, Road and Bridge Facility $ 2,757.00 from Cash Reserve, 10-4-951-980-000, to 10-4- 150-150-000 Salary-County Planner $ 1,159.16 from Cash Reserve, 10-4-951-980-000, to 10-4- 150-152-000, Planning Engineer Tech $ 97,200.00 from unanticipated revenue (WYDOT Aeronautics) to 81-4-503-780-200, Obstruction Survey Grant, GEY-09A $ 10,800.00 from Cash Reserve, 81-4-551-980-000 (South Airport Cash Reserve) to 81-4-503-780-100, South Obstruction Survey Grant, GEY-09A $300,000.00 from unanticipated revenue (FAA) to 81-4-503- 796-300, South S.R.E. Acquisition Grant, FED., 13-18 $ 9,474.00 from unanticipated revenue (WYDOT Aeronautics) to 81-4-503-796-200, South S.R.E. Acquisition Grant, GEY- 07A $ 6,316.00 from South Airport Cash Reserve, 81-4-551-980- 000 to 81-4-503-796-100, S.R.E. Acquisition Grant, County Match $ 37,800.00 from unanticipated revenue (WYDOT Aeronautics) to 81-4-503-773-200, North Obstruction Survey Grant, U68-08A $ 4,200.00 from North Cash Reserve, 81-4-551-981-000 to 81-4-503-773-100, North Obstruction Survey, Grant, U68- 08A $150,000.00 from unanticipated revenue (FAA) to 81-4-503- 774-300, North Airport Master Plan Grant, FED., 08-11 $ 4,737.00 from unanticipated revenue (WYDOT Aeronautics) to 81-4-503-774-200, North Airport Master Plan Grant, U68-07-A $ 3,158.00 from North Cash Reserve, 81-4-551-981-000 to 81-4-503-774-100, North Airport Master Plan Grant, County Match AND WHEREAS, due notice of the intention to make such transfer has been published as required by law, no objections have been made thereto; BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that the amount be transferred to the funds designated. Dated this 20 t day of September, 2011 Board of County Commissioners Big Horn County, Wyoming /s Jerold S. Ewen, Chairman /s Keith M. Grant, Member /s Thomas S. Hinman, Member Attest: /s Debra LaBudda, Acting County Clerk, Clerk of the Board Decision: Commissioner Hinman moved, seconded by Commissioner Grant and carried, to approve the August 16, 2011, commissioners' minutes. The September 1, 2011, minutes were tabled until the next meeting. Commission Chairman Jerold S. Ewen called for a break at 9:37 AM and the meeting was reconvened at 9:42 AM. Mr. Sparks was escorted from the meeting by Deputy Godfrey. Discussion: Marquerite Van Dyke, Clerk's Deputy, presented bills and requested that the commissioners approve the wages for the Healthy Families' grant for payment, as the grant has been approved at the attorney general's office even though it hasn't yet been received back. Decision: Commissioner Hinman moved, seconded by Commissioner Grant and carried, to approve to pay the wages for the Healthy Families program as requested. Reimbursement will be made when official approval of the grant is received from the attorney general's office. Discussioq; Carol Willard, Clerk's Deputy, presented the workers' compensation rates for next year. They have gone up slightly, but there haven't been many claims. She also presented a letter from Jim Waller, County Land Planner, requesting a step wage increase for an employee, asking for the increase to be retroactive to the beginning of the fiscal year. Decision: Commissioner Hinman moved, seconded by Commissioner Grant and carried, to follow the request of the land planner to increase wages for the employee and make the increase retroactive to the beginning of the fiscal year. Discussion: Carol Willard presented documentation of the hours that have been recently donated to the county's sick bank, also presenting two requests by county employees for hours from the sick bank. Decision: Commissioner Hinman moved, seconded by Commissioner Grant and carried, to go into executive session at 10:07 AM to discuss personnel issues. Those present were: Commissioners Ewen, Grant, and Hinman, and Marquerite Van Dyke, Carol Willard and Deb LaBudda, clerk's deputies. The meeting was called back into regular session at 10:25 AM by Commission Chairman Ewen. Decision: Commissioner Grant moved, seconded by Commissioner Hinman and carried, to approve a request for a non- specified employee for hours to be taken from the county's sick bank. Decision: Commissioner Grant moved, seconded by Commissioner Hinman and carried, to approve half of a request for an unspecified employee for hours to be taken from the county's sick bank. Decision; Commissioner Grant moved, seconded by Commissioner Hinman and carried, to approve the bills as presented: A-1 SANITATION 35.00/ALSCO45.73/ALTIM US DISTRIBUTING INC 9,290.00/ANDERSON SIGNS & SUUPPLY INC 523.42 / BASIN REPUBLICAN RUSTLER 256.00 / BIG R MANUFACTURING, INC. 5,092.20 / BIG HORN CO-OP MARKETING ASSN 9,638.78 / FIRE PROTECTION DIST. #5 91.00 / BIG HORN FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK 29,673.99/BIG HORN RURAL ELECTRIC CO. 510.75/LINDA BOYCE 2,449.03 / BURLINGTON CAR CARE 354.81 / MICHELLE M. BURNS 625.21 / CARDINAL HEALTH 400.42 / CARQUEST AUTO PARTS 3.96 / TERESA MARIE CALDWELL 648.00 / CK HARDWARE 299.29 / COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 242.92 / COMPUTER SOFTWARE ASSOC. 150.00 / COPENHAVER, KATH, KITCHEN 150.00 / COUNTY CLERK 10.30 / DELUXE BUSINESS CHECKS & SOLUTIONS 166.48 / MARIA LISA EASTMAN 19.79 / FFF ENTERPRISES 3,872.29 / FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT #3 85.15 / FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT #4 170.30 / FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT #4 600.00 / FLEET SERVICES 4,975.10 / HARPER'S SERVICE CENTER 72.14 / HASKELL FUNERAL HOME 600.00 / HONNEN EQUIPMENT CO. 210.23 / HOPKINS LIFE & SAFETY 164.02 / JOHN G. HYDE 453.20 / JOHNSON COUNTY CLERK OF DISTRICT CO 9.50 / JOHNSTONE SUPPLY 110.92 / KEELE SANITATION 120.00 / KIMBERLY KOCH 1,065.66 / BRIGITA S. KRISJANSONS 550.00 / LAIRD SANITATION 230.00 / LET'S TALK CELLULAR 70.00 / LEXIS NEXIS 475.00 / LOVELL AMERICAN CAR CARE CENTER 1,417.56 / LOVELL CHRONICLE 84.00 / LOVELL CHRONICLE 45.00 / LOVELL REDI MIX 83.50 / MCS OFFICE PRODUCTS INC. 74.05 / MASTERCARD 3,734.40 / MAYES BROTHERS INC 41.65 / MESSENGER & JUROVICH, P.C. 75.18 / MILLER'S FABRICATION & CONST. 695.61 / MINCHOW'S SERVICE 8,422.22 / MOUNTAIN VALLEY MOTORSPORTS 85.89 / MURDOCH OIL, INC. 11,017.63 / N-COMPLIANCE SAFETY SERVICES, INC. 1,125.00 / NORTH BIG HORN SENIOR CITIZENS 150.00 / NORTH BIG HORN SENIOR CITIZENS 833.33 / O'REILLY AUTO PARTS 2,378.56 / THE OFFICE SHOP, INC. 795.91 / THOS. Y. PICKETT & COMPANY, INC 1,575.00 / PITNEY BOWES 93.33 / Bi Horn Couny Commiinnr% minute5 5m.ntmmlr 1. 2011 BIG HORN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS' MINUTES DATE TIME AND PLACE: The Board of County Commissioners of Big Horn County, Wyoming, met in a special session on September 1, 2011. The meeting was called to order beginning with the Pledge of Allegiance at 8:00 AM in the office of the Board of County Commissioners in the Basin courthouse, BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Jerold S. Ewen, chairman; Thomas S. Hinman and Keith Grant, members; and Dori Noyes, county clerk and clerk of the board Others present at various times: Bob Decker, Covenant Insurance; Marquerite Van Dyke, clerk's deputy; Becky Lindsey, Treasurer; Karla Pomeroy, Basin Republican Rustler. Discussion: Those present discussed the proposals submitted to become the Third Party Administrator (TPA) for the county's health insurance. After receiving quotes from five different companies, the health insurance management team had previously chosen two of the five companies for the commission to consider. Decision: Following a recommendation by the health insurance management team and Bob Decker, Commissioner Grant moved, seconded by Commissioner Hinman, and further discussion on the matter, . all were in favor and the motion carried to award the TPA contract for the county employees health insurance to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming. They approved the stop-loss and aggregate stop- loss carrier to be Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming. The effective date for the new program will be October 1, 2011. Commissioners agreed to retain MBA as the third party administrator for phase 1 run-out for claims prior to October 1, 2011. All other claims will go to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming. Bob recommended that we retain the two insurance options we have currently. Bob will provide the rate changes to the clerk's office within the next two weeks. Keith Grant and all those present thanked Bob, the health insurance team, Dori, Becky, Carol and Marquerite for all the hours put forth for this transition. Bob Decker will prepare a notice to the employees of a meeting with the new third party administrators for the county which will be scheduled for September 14 and 15, 2011. Decision: Jerold S. Ewen asked for executive session. Commissioner Hinman moved, seconded by Commissioner Grant, all were in favor and the motion was carried, to go into executive session at 9:30 AM to discuss a potential legal issue relating to a grant. Those present: Ken Blackburn, sheriff; Commissioners Ewen, Grant and Hinman; Marquerite Van Dyke and Doff Noyes, County Clerk, and Maria Eastman from the county grants department. Michelle Burns, County Attorney, joined the executive session at 10:15 AM and was briefed on the previous discussion. Commission Chairman Jerold Ewen called for regular session at 10:24 a.m. No action was taken. Discussion: Ken Blackburn, sheriff and Michelle Burns, county attorney, gave an update on the fires above Shell and of the horrific kayaking accident regarding the family in Lovell at the crossway. Commissioner Hinman moved to adjourn, seconded by Commissioner Grant, all were in favor and the motion carried. The board will meet in regular session on September 6 & 7, 2011. STATE OF WYOMING ) ) SS. COUNTY OF BIG HORN ) I, Dori Noyes, County Clerk and Ex-Officio of the Board of the County Commissioners, do hereby certify the above and foregoing to be a full, true and complete copy of proceedings had by board at its last special meeting on September 1, 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: October 13, 2011 QUILL CORPORATION 306.95 / RAIRDEN MOTOR COMPANY INC. 1,769.06 / RAMS HEAD FINANCIAL SERVICES 150.00 / RED APPLE SUPERMARKET 157.70 / KENTA. RICHINS 775.00 / ROCKY MOUNTAIN POWER 1,572.84 / RANDY L. ROYAL 277.50 / RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DIST. #1 216.30 / RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DIST. #2 157.00 / SANOFI PASTEUR INC. 2,733.15 / SECURITY STATE BANK - PETTY CASH 23.82 / SELBY'S 176.45 / SHOSHONE OFFICE SUPPLY 50.97 / WILLIAM L. SIMPSON 150.00 / SOUTH BIG HORN COUNTY HOSPITAL DIST 1,320.65/SOUTH BIG HORN SENIOR CITIZENS 1,393.12 / STANLEY CONVERGENT SECURITY 2,745.00 / TCT WEST, INC. 6,052.00 / TCT WEST, INC. 688.89 / TITAN MACHINERY 238.90 / TRAVELING COMPUTERS, INC. 5,206.95 / TRI COUNTY TELEPHONE ASSOC. 69.74 / VAISALA INC. 618.00 / VALLEY HARDWARE 247.45 / VARNEY CLEAN CARE, INC. 267.99 / WASHAKIE ELECTRIC, INC 176.80 / WAVES WEB DESIGN 162.50 / SUSAN WILEY, R.N. 199.76 / WYOMING GAS 1,132.81 / DEBBI MCKIM 2,172.50 Discussion: Maria Eastman, Grants Administrator, met with the commissioners to update them on the county's grant projects. She presented the requests for reimbursement for the V.O.A. (Volunteers of America) CFDA#16.540 grant and an update by Brandy Davison, youth services project coordinator, concerning the countywide program that primarily supervises circuit court and municipal court probation for juveniles. Maria presented the Homeland Security Grant for approval. The award period for the grant began on October 1, 2010, and will end March 31, 2012, and is a 50/50 match program to support the Homeland Security/Emergency Management efforts within the county. The county's match is $29,042.00. Commissioner Hinman moved, seconded by Commissioner Grant and carried, to approve the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) for FY 2011 in the amount of $29,042.00. Maria presented a drawdown request for signatures in the amount of $49,962.00 for the Wyoming Business Council Investment Ready Communities Hyattville Community Center project. She also presented the project application for final call on the Energy Retrofit Program in the amount of $17,000.00 which is due September 24, 2011, and will be used to match another grant to install temperature controls with thermostats at the courthouse. She stated that one more item needs addressed by the plumber and then she will be able to get authorization to redirect $16,000.00 from the courthouse boiler project funds in order to match the $17,000.00 request to cover the project which has an estimated cost of $33,000.00. Commissioner Grant moved, seconded by Commissioner Hinman and carried, to complete the project application for Final Call for the Energy Retrofit Program in the amount of $17,000.00. Discussion: Maria requested permission to work all week to finish some items that are needed. The need to get copies of all grants from John Hyde to Maria was also discussed. It was stated that the commissioners don't want Maria administering the grants that John is working with, but that copies of all grants benefiting the county need to be kept in one location. Discussion: Jim Waller, Land Planner, met with the commissioners to present a simple subdivision (S.S. 11-003) request for property owned by Ronald and Kathleen Boyd located in Lots 1 & 3, Section 28, Twp. 50N., R. 93W., on Orchard Bench Road. He presented the Big Horn County Planning and Zoning Commission's findings concerning the subdivision and recommended the commissioners approve the subdivision. Decision: Commissioner Grant moved, seconded by Commissioner Hinman and carried, to follow the recommendation of the Land Planner to approve Simple Subdivision S.S. 11-003. Commissioners considered, reviewed and approved the following: Bonds: Janet Kummerfeldt, secretary/treasurer, Emblem Cemetery District, $1,000.00 Minutes and Reports: Big Horn County Library Board August 4, 2011, minutes; Big Horn County Weed & Pest Control District September 13, 2011, minutes; and Big Horn County Rural Health Care District #1 July 20, 2011, minutes Financial Statements: Vickie Larchick, clerk of district coui't, August 3, 2011, $1,874.52 and September 8, 2011, $2,601.85 Applications for Cancellation of Taxes: Janet L. Frank, Parcel #50-93-010-00062C 2011 taxes in the amount of $213.00 for an error in recording the veteran's exemption; John and Marilyn Story, Parcel #03-05-015-00931 2011 taxes in the amount of $232.50 for an error in recording the veteran's exemption; USA/BLM , Parcel #99-00- 004-00061 2007 - 2011 taxes in the amount of $392.99 as federal agencies are immune from special assessments; and Loretta and Donovan Shannon, Parcell #41-00-000-01296T 2011 taxes in the amount of $25.98 as their mobile home was moved to Cody. There being no further business to come before the board, Commissioner Hinman moved, seconded by Commissioner Grant and carried, to adjourn at 10:55 AM so members could attend the WACO convention being held in Jackson. The board will meet in regular session on October 4 & 5, 2011. STATE OF WYOMING ) ) SS. COUNTY OF BIG HORN ) I, Debra LaBudda, Acting County Clerk and Ex-Officio of the Board of the County Commissioners, do hereby certify the above and foregoing to be a full, true and complete copy of proceedings of the board at its September 20, 2011, commissioners' meeting. Board of County Commissioners Big Horn County, Wyoming Is Jerold S. Ewen, Chairman Is Keith M. Grant, Member Is/Thomas S. Hinman, Member Attest: Is/ Debra LaBudda, Acting County Clerk, Clerk of the Board Publish: October 13, 2011 Please recycle this newspaper Guide to Area Dining... Fine and Fast/ i 757 Great Western Ave., Lovell eL_ i M'F, 12 NOON TO 1:00 PM o No reservations required   i 60 +just $2.50  Non Seniors $4]75  :  i  hot meal or picnic!_ " ea/ " Jpl-- " ' iFeaturingChesterFriedana  / i WondeRoast Chicken ! ,.. J|r  i Open: 8 am - 8 pm Mon.-Sat .9 am - 6 pm Sunday 9 E. Main. 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