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www. LovellChronicle.com October 21, 2010 I The Lovell Chronicle 1 21 PUBLIC N()TICES MDLI as cost decrease PUBLIC NOTICE The Wyoming Public Service Commission (Commission) has given Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. (MDU) authority to pass on wholesale purchased gas cost decreases of $0.28 per decatherm (Dth)to its Residential, Firm General Service, and Small and Large Interrupt- ible customers, and $0.278 per Dth to Optional Seasonal customers, all subject to notice, protest, intervention, possible hearing, refund, change, further investigation and further order of the Commission. The decrease for all classes of customers is primarily due to higher projected gas costs in September 2010. The Company states the pro- posed decrease will affect all customers in MDU's Wyoming service territory; and it is proposed to go into effect for usage on and after September 1, 2010. The proposed pass-on will result in an estimated decrease of $25,480 in the Company's revenues during September 2010, based upon estimated sales volumes for the month. MDU's current and proposed rates for its Residential customers, stated in dollars per Dth, are: Tariff Item Proposed Current Net Cost Cost Change Purchased Gas Cost 5.099 5.379 ' (0.280) Surcharge Adjustment (0.244) (0.244)" 0.000 (CBA) Non-Core Revenue (0.086) (0.086) 0.000 Credit *Total Purchased Gas 4.769 5.049 (0.280) Cost Distribution Delivery 0,633 0.633 0.000 Charge Conservation Tracking 0.002 0,002 0.000 Adjustment Total Gas Cost 5.404 5.684 .(0.280) * The Total Purchased Gas Cost for the Large and Small Interruptible customer classes is the same as shown in the table except the Non- Core Revenue Credit of $0.086 per Dth is eliminated. The proposed Total Purchased Gas Cost for the Interruptible customer classes is $4.855 per Dth. The proposed decrease in rates will result in a decrease of $0.98, or about 3.1%, for the average residential customer using 3.5 Dths in September 2010. Actual bills will vary with usage. Sections 249 and 250 of the Commission's Rules allow a utility to pass on to its customers known or prospective wholesale commodity cost increases or decreases, subject to public notice, opportunity for hearing and refund. MDU's application is on file in its Wyoming business offices and at the Commission's offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and may be inspected by any interested person during regular business hours. Anyone desiring to file a statement, intervention petition, protest or request for a public hearing in this matter must so file, in writing, with the Commission on or before November 8, 2010. The petition shall set forth the grounds of the proposed intervention or request for hearing and the position and interest of the petitioner in this proceeding. If you wish to intervene in this matter or request a public hearing that you will attend, and you require reasonable accommodation for a dis- ability, please contact the Commission at (307) 777-7427, or write to the. Commission at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyo- rning82002 to mlrpgements. Communications impaired per- sons magi also contact the Commission by accessing Wyoming Relay at 711., Please meron Docket No. 30013-233-GP-10 in your com- munications. Dated: October 8, 2010. Publish: October 21 & 28, 2010 Clay Housinr lots bid INVITATION FOR BIDS The Town of Lovell, Wyoming is accepting bids for the purchase of the remaining thirteen (13) Clay Housing lots to be sold as a group. Please contact the Town of Lovell for complete information. Sealed bids are due at Town of Lovell, attn: Clay Housing Lots; PO Box 188; 336 Nevada Avenue; Lovell, VVY 82431 by November 5, 2010 at 4:00 p.m., at which time they will be opened and read aloud publicly. The Town of Lovell reserves the right to reject all bids. Publish October 21,28, & November 4, 2010 Plannin and Zonin meetin SPECIAL MEETING Big Horn County Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a special meeting on October 27, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. The special meeting will be held in the Lovell Annex (355 E. 5th St., Lovell, WY). Topics to be covered. 1) Approval of September 2010 Minutes. 2) Approval of Final Plat for Jeff and Gall Parker Simple Subdivision SS 10-006. Located in W1/2SE1/4 Sec. 8 T57N R97W. 3) Request fora 1 lot simple subdivision less than 5 acres. Big Horn Cattle Company. Located in Lot 94-P T65N R96W. Continued from 9/14/2010 4) Updates For more questions on Planning and Zoning agenda items or meetings; call 307-568-2424. Publish: October 21, 2010 Vehicle for bid PUBLIC NOTICE Security State Bank is offering for sale the following: 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 SLTQuad Cab #3B7KF23C92M223775 The method of sale will be through a sealed bid process, and the sale will be conducted as follows: Bid Period: Bids will be accepted from October 25, 2010 through November 4, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.; Location: Bids will be accepted at: Security State Bank 201 South 4th St Basin, Wyoming Or by mail to: Security State Bank PO Box 531 Basin, WY 82410 The item can be inspected by contacting Security State Bank weekdays between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. until the time of bid closing. The item will be sold as is and where is, and Security State Bank makes no representations as to specifications or conditions other than those listed above. Security State Bank reserves the right to reject any or all bids at its' sole discretion. For additional bid information, contact Ron Boyd or Ryan Baumeister at (307)568-2483. Publish: October 21 & 28, 2010 Lovell Town Council Minutes. October 12. 2010 MINUTES OF THE TOWN COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING HELD OCTOBER 12, 2010 AT 7:00 P.M. AT LOVELL TOWN HALL. Present: Mayor Bruce Morrison, Council Members: Brian Dickson, Scott AIIred, Jodi Lindsay. Others present: Administrative Assistant Scott Campbell, Deputy Clerk Valerie Beal, Town Attorney Sandra Kitchen, Ed AIIred, Terry Brost, Deborah Brost, Jim Szlemko, David Peck, Sue Taylor, Alvin Emmett, Gary Emmett, Christina Undem, Joel Undem, Jane Undem, Jerry Warman, Frank Page, Tracy Copenhaver. With a quorum present, Mayor Morrison called the meeting to order and led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Councilman Bruce Wolsey was excused from the meeting. Mayor Morrison opened the Public Hearing at 7:05 p.m. for discussion of selling the vacant lot on the corner of Main Street and Oregon Avenue. Attorney Kitchen referred to W.S. 15-1-112 as reference to the manner of disposing of municipal property; when advertising and bids not necessary. Mayor Morrison reported the appraised value at $35,000 - $45,000. Jim Szlemko estimated with the cost of the property and demolition of the old building and cost of the appraisal the lot should sell for a minimum of $58,000. Gary Emmett asked if the lot was ready for a business. Mayor Morrison explained it is commercially zoned and does have new water and sewer lines to the property line from the past project. Sue Taylor asked if the property must be sold through an agent. Attorney Kitchen explained a contract could be negotiated directly if the governing body determined the use will benefit the economic development of the municipality. The Town could entertain an offer as long as it meets statute cdteda. With no additional comments the hearing was closed at 7:16 p.m. Jodi Lindsay made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held September 14, 2010. Second by Scott AIIred. During discussion the appraised amount on the corner property was corrected to $35,000 - $43,000 and a typing mistake corrected. All in favor. Motion passed. Brian Dickson made a motion to approve the minutes of the Public Hearing/Special Meeting held September 27, 2010. Second by Scott AIIred. All in favor. Motion passed. PUBLIC COMMENTS: Jim Szlemko expressed his right to question the list of bills published in the newspaper and requested explanation on various payments. Council explained the expenses in question and noted the expenditures are public record and can be viewed at the town office. He also questioned subsidizing the private Foster Gulch Golf Course. Council explained the golf course property is owned by the Town but the operation of the Golf Course is run by a board of directors. Town funds are budgeted and appropriated for equipment purchases. Mr. Szlemko asked why the Animal Control vehicle is allowed to be taken out of town. Council explained the Animal Control officer is on call and allowed to keep the vehicle with him. He also asked about the parking of equipment by the mayor around his personal property on the public streets. Attorney Kitchen reminded Council this time is for comments and not the time for open debate. Mayor Morrison stated there is a lot of confidence in this council. The public is always welcome to come express themselves. Jerry Warman thanked the Mayor and Council and employees for cleaning up the streets. He also expressed appreciation for the presentation on vegetative waste dumping. Alvin Emmett expressed appreciation for the flowers on Main Street. He complimented those taking care of them and commended the citizens' efforts to beautify the town. OLD BUSINESS: Frank Page-DOWL HKM Engineer explained the Southwest/ Transmission project is winding down. Line testing has been done and base course is being installed on the streets. The contractor" Iia requested permission tq.pave seven days per week with the goal to get all streets repaved.The completion timeline is for substantial completion by the end of November with final payment around the end of the year. He reported they are finishing up design and surveying on the South project and plan to have preliminary plans for review and the permit to construct for DEQ around the 15 th of November. Easements are continuing to be worked on. The Safe Routes to School project has the concrete finished and will wait to install the pavement markings and signage until the paving has gone down. Sue Taylor - Lovell Inc. director reported the committee on the old hospital project met and discussed covenants, zoning issues - planned unit development and contract zones and increased density to the neighborhood. They will be holding meeting the 1 = Thursday of the month. They will continue to debate the pros and cons and will then bring the plan to the Council. She reported on attending a meeting on a travel and tourism master plan for the state with Representative Elaine Harvey. She reported working with Scott Campbell to submit a request for the second phase of the Community Assessment. She suggested a resolution would be needed to proceed. Discussion was opened on the proposed vegetative waste plan. Terry Brost does not feel the location at the end of Road 10 would be a good choice. He explained the road is a private road and the bridge is private also. He expressed concern the bridge would not hold up to proposed larger pieces of equipment using it. In his discussion with adjacent property owners the Undems and Walkers they expressed they would like to see it maintained as private. Mayor explained we are being required by DEQ as part of our plan for our burning waiver to locate a site. We will continue to look elsewhere. DEQ is requesting we provide a report back by January 15, 2011describing the implementation of an alternative as suggested in their letter. Council requested alternative sites be considered at the next work meeting. Scott AIIred made a motion to remove from the table for discussion the Clay Housing Lots. Second by Brian Dickson. All in favor. Motion passed. Discussion was held regarding selling the remaining Clay Housing Lots as 1 parcel by competitive bid. Brian Dickson made a motion to advertise to sell the remaining unsold clay housing lots in one package by sealed bid. Second by Scott AIIred. Brian Dickson amended the motion to include that they be advertised on October 21, 28, and Nov 4 th with the opening on Friday, Nov. 5 th at 4:00 p.m. Second by Scott AIIred. All in favor. Motion passed. NEW BUSINESS: Discussion was held regarding the procedure for selling the corner property at Main Street and Oregon Avenue. W.S. 115-1-112 (i)(D) allows the town to sell the property if it is determined by the governing body it will be used for economic development of the Town. Council requested a sale sign be placed on the property. Discussion was held regarding the notification of the open burning waiver received from the DEQ. It was granted provided the vegetative waste plan is followed. Scott AIIred made a motion to advertise the burn period of October 15  through November 15 th with the times and other requirements. Second by Brian Dickson. Council encouraged citizens to follow the plan and use common sense to eliminate problems. All in favor. Motion passed. Administrative Assistant Scott Campbell explained concern of water loss being incurred by the town. He requested funding sources for finishing the Main Street portion of the water and sewer project are investigated. GENERAL INFORMATION: Bills were presented for payment. Brian Dickson made a motion to pay the bills. Second by Scott AIIred. All in favor. Motion passed. Bills for DOWL HKM and Wilson Brothers for the Safe Routes to School were presented for payment pending receipt of the funding from WYDOT. Brian Dickson made a motion to pay those bills upon receipt of funding. Second by Scott AIIred. All in favor. Motion passed. ACTION FLAG CO .............................................................. ,679.31 ALLRED, EDWARD A ............................................................... 6.68 ALLRED, RODNEY P ............................................................ 337.72 ALSCO .................................................................................. 137.09 ANIMAL CARE EQUIP & SERVICES .................................... 159.87 B & G LUMBER ..................................................................... 349.80 BANK OF LOVELL ........................................................... 16,502.19 BEAL, VALERIE ...................................................................... 28.48 BIG HORN COUNTY SOLID WASTE .............................. 13,059.20 BIG HORN COUNTY TREASURER .................................. 2,196.84 BISCHOFF RENTALS ........................................................... 24g.92 BLOEDORN LUMBER - POWELL ........................................ 457.65 BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD .......................................... 20,788.22 BONNER STINSON P.C ........................................................ 886.20 BRINKERHOFF BUILDING SERVICE .................................... 50.00 CITY SUPPLY ............................. . ............................................ 19.40 CK HARDWARE .................................................................... 580.48 COPENHAVER KATH KITCHEN ....................................... 2,803.22 DASH MEDICAL GLOVES .................................................... 103.34 DICKSON, BRIAN ................................................................. 209.44 DOWL HKM ...................................................................... 85,014.41 ENERGY LABORATORIES INC ............. . ................................ 80.00 FIRST NATIONAL BANK & TRUST .................................... 2,750.05 GASES PLUS .......................................................................... 38.19 HERREN, KEESHA ............................................................... 228.75 INTER-MOUNTAIN LABS INC .............................................. 460.00 J.P. COOKE CO ...................................................................... 64.29 KEELE SANITATION .......................................................... 1,629.40 KEPNER COMPANY INC, DANA ....................... i .................. 964.86 LEWIS, NICK ..................................................... : ....... . ........... _.85.86 LOVELLAMERICAN CAR CARE .......................................... 464.48 LOVELL AREA CHAMBER/COMMERCE ................ 100.00 LOVELL CHRONICLE ........................................................... 786.00 LOVE LL L I BRARY ................................................. : ........... .... 150.00 LOVELL REDI MIX ............................................................. 1,177.50 MAYES, NElL ........................................................................ 595.50 MINCHOW'S SERVICE LLC .......................................... 1,743.76 MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES ............................................ 240.67 NORMONT EQUIPMENT CO ...................................... : ........ 856.96 NORTHWEST RURAL WATER DISTRICT ............................. 39.60 OFFICE SHOP ...................................................................... 330.23 ORCHARD TRUST CO ......................................................... 850.00 PARK COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT .......................................... 16.89 POSTMASTER ...................................................................... 240.59 POWELL OFFICE SUPPLY ..................................................... 40.39 RED APPLE SUPERMARKET ................................................ 96.81 SAVAGE, ROBYN ................................................................. 675.00 SHOSHONE MUNICIPAL PIPELINE ........ . ....................... 23,980.32 SLATER, LARRY ................................................................... 216.00 STATE DISBURSEMENT BD0275799 ................................... 400.00 TCT ........................................................................................ 78g.65 TOWN OF LOVELL ....................... ........................................ 187.31 VALLEY MOTOR SUPPLY CO .............................................. 520.!0 WALKER, LEWIS B ............................................................... 225.05 WARREN TRANSPORT ........................................................ 763.51 WATERWORKS INDUSTRIES ......................................... 15,260.03 WESTERN SUGAR ............................................................... 150.00 WILSON BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION ...................... 395,542.69 WRIGHT EXPRESS .............................................................. 973.34 WYO ASSN OF MUNICIPALITIES .......................................... 25.00 WYO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE .............................. 50.00 WYO DEPT OF HEALTH ........................................................ 85.00 WYOMING NCPERS (_IFE INSURANCE ................................ 64.00 WYO RETIREMENT SYSTEM ........................................... 8,358.49 WYO WORKER'S COMPENSATION ................................. 1,321.23 YOUNG, JEFF ....................................................................... 172.95 VERRAN, KEN .......................... : ........................................... 100.00 JOHNSTON, MARISA ............................................................. 31.20 SMITH, PAT J ........................................................................ 133.68 BISCHOFF, CHAUNA ......................................... . .................. 150.00 ADEY, TAMMY: .......................... "'w:'- .................................. 150.00 H ISER P,MELA.,'i..::'.Ii:,:.:-..:...:':.,.I, :i.,:.,,,.,. ...................... 150;00 JANSSON, RITA.. ................. ]...v., ...................................... 80.42 Grand Total: .................................................................... 609,205.21 Special/Work Meeting was scheduled for October 25, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. A resolution for the community assessment and vegetative waste sites will be discussed. Scott AIIred made a motion to recess the Regular Meeting at 8:45 p.m. and reconvene in Executive Session pursuant to W.S. 16-4- 405(a)(iii) litigation to which our goveming body is or may be a party. Second by Brian Dickson. All in favor. Motion passed. Meeting was reconvened at 9:50 p.m. With no additional action, Brian Dickson made a motion to adjourn at 9:50 p.m. Second by Jodi Lindsay. All in favor. Motion passed. Pending Approval: Mayor R. Bruce Morrison ATTEST: Deputy Clerk Valerie Beal Publish: October 21,2010 Bi Horn Cnun Sheriff Sale ABANDONED VEHICLE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following motor vehicle will be sold by public sale on the 3rd day of November, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. 1997 Ford F150, VIN# 1FTDI1726VKD25227 The sale will be conducted on the steps of the Big Horn County Court- house, Basin, Wyoming, by the Big Horn County Sheriff for cash only. The purpose of this sale is to satisfy a lien on said vehicle in the amount of $3,055.00 for transportation, storage and the costs of this sale. Said sale shall be made pursuant to W.S. 31-13-109. Publish: October 21 & 28, 2010 Proper debris notice PROPERTY DEBRIS NOTICE TO: Steven and Debbie Moritz 327 E. 3rd St., Lovell, Wyoming FROM: DATE: Town of Lovell Police Department October 5, 2010 RE: Removal of weeds, limbs, and/or grass cutting, bales, household items and debris, etc. of yard YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the above name property is in violation of Town of Lovell Ordinance Section 11-01-100, pertaining to failure to maintain the premises in a clean, orderly condition, and/or failure to control the growth of unsightly weeds. Specifically, the violations observed on the above named property are as follows. Pursuant to Town of Lovell Ordinance Section 11-01-i10, you are hereby notified that you must destroy and remove the weeds and otherwise restore the premises to a clean and orderly con- dition within 14 days of the date this notice is issued, if you fail to remove and destroy the weeds and restore the property to a clean and orderly condition, you may be subject to a citation and a fine up to $750.00 pursuant to Section 11-01-110. In addition, if you fail to com- ply with this notice, the Town of Lovell may arrange for the destruction and removal of the weeds and the cleaning of the premises, and you will be liable for the costs and expenses incurred by the Town of Lovell for such weed removal and cleaning pursuant to Section 11-0%120. A copy of the above referenced ordinance sections are attached to this NOTICE. Issued this 5th day of October, 2010. Publish: October 14 & 21, 2010