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6 J The Lovell Chronicle ] December 27, 2012 BY KARLA POMEROY probates, mental health wants us to get done before An audit of files by the and others, we can. convert. These are Wyoming Supreme Court Another issue is someour active cases. Then we has showed more than civil cases with a disposi- have to go back and I'm not 1,000 incomplete files in tion do not have a type or sure how far back we have the Big Horn County Clerk date entered. Several gar- to go before we convert. of District Court office that nishment cases are also in- This is not just Big Horn must be updated before a complete. Thomas said the County, this is all 23 coun- change in programs can be issue date, order date and ties converting to the new complete, garnishment type must besystem." Clerk of Court Dori included inthefiles. The courts will con- Noyes came to the commis- The information must vert from Full Court to Wyo sioners Tuesday, Dec. 18, be completed in order for all User. to discuss the new program the files to transfer correct- "Why this is so much and the need to update files, ly to the new system, extremely more important She said the Wyoming Su- "It's going to be a big than anything I've .experi- preme Court will be chang- process," Ruppert said, enced in the 20 years I was ing the computer programs adding that they have to go up there is because this in the clerk of district court through all the files to find particular program is not offices around the state, the information and cor-only going to be state wide and she checked files in Big rectly input it into the files, but it's going to be useable Horn County to make sure She said tracking the gar- by all judges, court per- they would properly trans- nishment can take up to 45 sonnel, the general public, fer with the new system, minutes for one case. eventually," Ruppert said. She said they found 1,100 She said some informa: "There's going to be a lot of incomplete files, tion was put in manually -- entities that are going to be Deputy Clerk Max- forcibly put in, in a way that able to get in and use this. ine Ruppert, who has been the Supreme Court com- Only the information that's helping train employees puter system doesn't recog- public knowledge. in the district court office, nize it. "We have to go back "Under no circumstanc- said she will continue to and back all that informa- es can we have that infor- help Noyes with training tion out. We have to go back mation put in there wrong. and help with getting the to find when the judgment It's definitely a doable files updated. She said they was done, put those correct thing, but it's going to take didn't know the new system figures in, and every time time." was coming, nor that the we got a writ of garnish- The new system will be files were not complete, ment and we have to go in able to use the system re- Noyes added that the and readjust it. That wasn't motely by judges, attorneys issue would have to be ad- done," Ruppert said. "If it and other court personnel. dressed "no matter who had was put in properly (the Ruppert said eventual- been appointed." computer system) would ly some of the information According to an emailhave followed it through." will also be available to the letter from Mary Thomas, Ruppert said the origi- public. enterprise report analyst nal transfer date for the Su- As for training, Ruppert for the Wyoming Supreme preme Court was Dec. 1, said things are going well in Court, files that must be but due to the staff training the office, but there are still updated are any civil cas- under the current system, a lot of other things to train es that are not pending but Ruppert got an extension to the personnel on including have a final disposition. January. irrigation and drainage dis- Thomas said cases must "With it not being done trict annual hearings and have some type of disposi- correctly it is one of the drawing a new jury list of tion, including adoptions, things the Supreme Courtnames for the 2013 year. 000 New Year's Week Issue Thurs., Jan. 3 Office will be closed Tues., Jan. 1 Early Deadline for all ads, legal notices and news is noon on Friday, Dec. 28. Noyes said they wanted to bring the issue to the at- tention of the commission- ers, in part due to budget concerns. She said she is under budget at the pres- ent time but is now at full staff plus Ruppert. She asked the commissioners if she could hire an addition- al employee strictly for data entry. She asked for up to about $15,000 for wages for Ruppert and an additional employee for three months. Noyes said she's at 33 per- cent of her budget, noting it's under at this time be- cause there was a short pe- riod where she didn't have a full staff during the tran- sition from the former clerk of court and staff. "I wanted to give you a heads up about what's com- ing up. I don't think we have a lot of options but to do this," Noyes said. The commissioners did not take official action on the budget request. Chair- man Jerry Ewen said, "I guess we'll do what we have to do." A transfer of funds hearing has been set for the next regular commission- er meeting Jan. 8 that in- cludes transferring $14,585 from cash reserve to the clerk of district court bud- get. The commissioners will make a decision at that time on the transfer. APPLICATIONS REQUESTED Letters of application are requested from residents of Big Horn County who are interested in serving on the Big Horn County Land Planning and Zoning Board. We must receive your letters of application by 5:00 p.m. on January 4, 2013, for appointment on January 8, 2013. Please submit them to the County Clerk Office for the Big Horn County Commissioners, P.O. Box 31, Basin, WY 82410, or in person. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS APPLICATIONS REQUESTED Letters of application are requested from residents of Big Horn County who are interested in serving on the Predatory Management Districts / Sportsman Directors Board. We must receive your letters of application by 5:00 p.m. on January 4, 2013, for appointment on January 8, 2013. Please submit them to the County Clerk Office for the Big Horn County Commissioners, p.o. Box 31, Basin, WY 82410, or in person. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS .HULiUAY A note from the Town of Lovell i AiiiilAi i ii011TE Monday and Tuesday routes will be picked up on Monday, Dec. 31. All other routes will be picked up on their regular day. The Town office will be closed Jan. 1. Oleee heistmas & @ap# flew l eae! 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