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6 J The Lovell Chronicle J November 17, 2011 North Big Horn Hospital District is thankful for their "d patients, elders, visitors  and guests. There will be )i ' refreshments in the  hospital lobby Nov. 21-23 to show our appreciation. i Happy Thanksgiving to all.  ,) rth ' iq q-for, (307) 548-5200 www, nbhh,com The Brandin' Iron announces New Winter Hours Monday- Saturday 6 am- 8 pm Sunday 6 am- 2 pm We will be closed PATrl CARPENTER Bob Whitaker of Rocky Mountain Power was part of the crew that was hanging Christmas decorations this week on Main Street in Lovell. The festive decorations mark the beginning of the holiday season. South Project chugging along BY DAVID PECK The South Phase of the Lovell water and sewer in- frastructure project is ad- vancing south on Nevada Avenue. Engineer Frank Page of DOWLIHKM Engineer- ing reported at the Lovell Town Council meeting last week that the first manhole was placed on the day of the meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 8. "Only 40 more to go," he said. Contacted this week for an update, Page said new sewer line has been placed from Seventh south to the top of the Nevada hill, and water line was starting at Seventh and Nevada on Wednesday. "We're finding all of the services, and people are co- operating," Page said. "It's going well." He said sewer work should be completed on Ne- vada by Thanksgiving or shortly after. Water line work will proceed up the hill, taking three to four weeks. It is hoped to have all of the water and sewer lines - including the new line east of Nevada across the top of the bench - by Christmas. Page also said the proj- ect closeout process is un- der way for both the South- west/Transmission Line project and the Safe Routes to School project on Sev- enth Street, with both proj- ects in the 11 th month of the one-year warranty period. He said a walk-through on the SRTS project was held Nov. 7, and a walk-through on the Southwest/Trans- mission Line project was held Tuesday, Nov. 15. The council voted to authorize Mayor Bruce Morrison to sign the certif- icate of completion for the projects. In her monthly report, Lovell Inc. Director Sue Taylor said Lovell Inc. is back at the building at 142 E. Third St. with the re- modeling project mostly finished and that every- thing is "mostly operating." She said the project is sub- stantially complete and the contractor Penrose Con- struction has 41 days from Oct. 26 to complete punch list items. Taylor also discussed the Asset Based Communi- ty Development skills and assets survey that is cur- rently being offered to the public, with surveys avail- able online at www.lovel- linc.org or at the Lovell Senior Center, the Lovell Branch Library, town hall and the Lovell Inc. office. The mayor read a proc- lamation setting the dates for the survey, which runs through next Monday, Nov. 21. He urged every citizen in town to complete the skills and assets survey. In other action last week, the council discussed a recommendation from the Town Planning and Zoning Commission to approve a change in the special use permit for Mane Line Head to Toe Full Service Salon to include tattoo art services and permanent makeup at the salon. The commission approved the recommen- dation at a hearing Nov. 7, and the town will now hold a public hearing on the modified special use per- mit on Monday, Dec. 12, at 7p.m. The council approved changes to the town per- sonnel policy that define a 40-hour work week for the purposes of overtime and clarify emergency and non- emergency callout proce- dures, plus scheduled over- time. Emergency Manage- ment Coordinator Keri Wilske provided an update on the process of the town becoming a Storm Ready Community. She attended a meeting in Riverton with county coordinator John Hyde and said the town is close to being certified. In order to comply with a new statute passed by the Wyoming Legis- lature, the council voted to approve a plan giving preference to resident de- sign firms for construc- tion projects. The council then passed a certification statement, again following legislation, stating that the town will comply with the 5 percent in-state contractor preference for construction projects. Councilman Dickson reported that he and engi- neer Page recently attend- ed a meeting of the Wyo- ming Water Development Commission in Casper con- cerning grants for future projects. He said the Main Street phase of the water and sewer infrastructure project is on the approval list for funding the design phase of the project. He said the WWDC will consider funding requests again in January, and if the list is again approved, the fund- ing requests will go before the Wyoming Legislature during the budget session in February. Mayor Morrison re- ported after attending a recent meeting of the Fos- ter Gulch Golf Board that 7,394 golfers from many states used the course in 2011, calling the golf course a "great asset to the community." Fair Board releases pay scale limiting it to the position attached to the wage and hours. Then at the October meeting board member Karen Sylvester said there was some confusion as to what information needed to be provided. After clar- ifying what was discussed last meeting, the board agreed to provide the in- formation to the public and it will be provided next month. On Monday, the board released the information as follows: fair superinten- dent -- $18 per hour; office help -- $8 - $20 per hour; grounds labor -- $7.25 - $16 per hour; contract em- ployees -- $20 - $25 per hour. Moody said the only employee with benefits would be the fair superin- tendent. Contract employ- ees include the personnel contracted to build the website and the fair books. You are all welcome to come help us celebrate Delsa Rounds' Happy 100 th Year Birthday! qP Join us at an Open House Saturday, Nov. 26 from 1-6 pm 7035 Nutree Dr., Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84121 (Just off 7200 S. and Nutree) 00,00iii00,,iil, ,00iii!!i! ......... City of Powell and the Countr Christma Comm !tree ::'/ Y = : : December 2nd--4th 2ND BY JENNIFER BUTLER During the past two Big Horn County Fair Board monthly meetings, board members have dis- cussed the requirements for pay rates for employ- ees to be released to the public. At the September board meeting, Tim Flit- ner addressed the public concern about the wages for the seasonal employ- ees. Flitner said the only way to abolish the rumors is to release the informa- tion to the public. Board Chairman Matty Moody said the board was follow- ing the guidelines of the county when they decided not to release the infor- mation. Moody added they could not release the in- formation with the name of employee attached to the wages and hours. It was later determined the board would be able to re- lease the information, but DECEMBER Jim Szlemko suggest- F R I D A Y, ed that, in light of recent meetings on the entryways Country Christina Gift to town, the town consider 1 S lighting the two "Welcome ...... to Lovell" signs at each end at Tho Commons of Main Street. : From noon to 8pro ~ ! Brats served by Powell Valley Chamber of Commerce SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3RD IN OTHER BUSINESS MONDAY Big Horn County Maintenance Manager Fred Werner began inven- torying the needed repair work at the fairgrounds. He requested a community meeting to be scheduled to discuss the next step. Wer- ner said that each build- ing requires some mainte- nance. A business plan is the last step for the grant ap- plication for the all-pur- pose indoor building. Next year's fair dates have been set for Monday, July 30, through Sunday, Aug. 6. Board members ex- tended an offer for the fair superintendent position, but the offer was declined. Moody said the candidate had recently accepted an- other job offer. Prior to adjournment, the board met in executive session. s Gift Exp Country Chrxstma o From 10am to 7pm ~ at Commons :: Chili and Cinnamon Rolls served by Chamber Ambassadors Everlasting Wreath Silent Auction ~ 10am-6pm at Plaza Diane ..... 30p Pictures with Santa ~ 11ara to 12: m at Plaza Diane 10am at Plaza Diane Stomp & Co. Cloggers ~ ..... Thunder Clogg P " ers ~ 2 m at Plaza Dle Absaroka Mountain Lighted christmas Parade ~ 5.30pro S UNDAY, DE CEMB R 4 TH 2! Annual Christmas Tour of Homes lpm to 5pm ~ $8 advance $I0 dayof Chamber of Commerce located at 111 South