MINUTES OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING
|- STATE OF WYOMING||)||OFFICE OF THE BOARD OF|
|COUNTY OF HOT SPRINGS||)||THERMOPOLIS WYOMING|
|December 2, 2008|
|The Hot Springs County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, December 2, 2008, at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Room at the Courthouse.
Present were Commissioners Brad W. Basse, John P. Lumley and Frank T. Manning. Also present were County Clerk Hans Odde, and Administrative Assistant to the Commissioners Penny Herdt. County Attorney Jerry Williams arrived later in the meeting.
Chairman Brad W. Basse led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance.
|Approval of Agenda|
|John P. Lumley made a motion to approve the agenda with the following corrections:|
|MOVE:||Public Hearing for VAST Manufacturing from 11:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. as advertised|
|ADD:||NEW BUSINESS:||5.c Lorraine Quarberg – Interpretive Center Update|
|CORRESPONDENCE:||7. Weed & Pest Board – Minutes/Meeting Notice|
|DELETE:||NEW BUSINESS:||3. Road & Bridge Monthly Report.|
|Frank T. Manning seconded the motion. Motion carried.|
|Approval of Minutes|
|Frank T. Manning moved to approve the minutes of the November 4, 2008, regular meeting as written. John P. Lumley seconded the motion. Motion carried. John P. Lumley moved to approve the minutes of the November 14, 2008 special meeting as written. Frank T. Manning seconded the motion. Motion carried. Frank T. Manning moved to approve the minutes of the November 18, 2008, regular meeting, as written. John P. Lumley seconded the motion. Motion carried.|
|The following bills were submitted for approval: (see attached) Discussion ensued regarding a bill from Fuller & Schaedler Law Offices, P. C., for charges resulting from the State’s prosecution of County Attorney Jerry Williams on charges that were eventually dismissed. The consensus of the Commissioners was that the State, not the County, should be responsible for payment of charges incurred for prosecution of a County official. John P. Lumley made a motion to deny payment of the bill from Fuller & Schaedler Law Offices, P.C., with a letter to be sent to the Honorable Judge Steven Cranfill enclosing the invoice and stating the County’s position on the matter. Frank T. Manning seconded the motion. Motion carried. Payroll for November, 2008, was $144,644.82.|
|County resident C.W. Clark appeared before the Commissioners with comments both positive and
negative regarding different county offices, county officials and various county issues. The
Commissioners thanked Mr. Clark for his participation and comments.|
The Hot Springs County Board of Commissioners encourages public input into the dealings of Hot Springs County and appreciates any and all participation at the meetings by its citizens. No action taken
|Emergency Management Monthly Report|
|Emergency Management Coordinator Bill Gordon presented three grants from the Office of Homeland
Security for the Commissioners’ signature. John P. Lumley moved to approve the State Homeland|
Security Grant in the amount of $88,564.93 covering the period September 1, 2008 through May 31, 2011. Frank T. Manning seconded the motion. Motion carried. Frank T. Manning moved to approve the Citizen Corps Program Grant in the amount of $2,872.86 covering the period September 1, 2008 through May 31, 2011. John P. Lumley seconded the motion. Motion carried. John P. Lumley moved to approve the Local Emergency Planning Grant in the amount of $2,239.23, with a local match amount of $259.91, covering the period October 1, 2008 through July 31, 2009. Frank T. Manning seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Mr. Gordon reviewed Grant Status Letters received from the Office of Homeland Security regarding unexpended amounts for the 2006 State Homeland Security Grant ($35,008.84) and the 2006 Citizen Corps Grant ($1,212.21). These amounts must be expended or encumbered by March 31, 2009. There are a few projects he is considering for the remaining funds, but money will not be spent just for the sake of spending it. Commissioners suggested various projects for these funds, such as additional surveillance cameras. Mr. Gordon will investigate the possibilities.
The initial start-up package has been received from CodeRED and Mr. Gordon is getting that project started.
|Public Hearing - Business Committed Grant – VAST Manufacturing|
|Chairman Brad W. Basse declared the public hearing on the Business Committed Grant for VAST
Manufacturing open at 10:04 a.m. EDC Director Lorraine Quarberg reviewed the various aspects of
the grant. There will be a 90/10 split on the grant/match funds requirement. VAST Manufacturing will
provide 100% of the match requirement, with the amount of the grant not to exceed $1,000,000.00.
The purpose of the grant is to purchase a commercial building located at 832 Black Mountain Road for
lease by VAST Manufacturing as a location for their business. The procedure would be similar to that
used in the Captel project. Upon receipt of the grant, the County would purchase the building, the EDC
would immediately take ownership of the building from the County, VAST would lease the building from
the EDC for approximately 18 months, and then VAST Manufacturing would purchase the building from
the EDC. Those funds would then go to new EDC projects. Ms. Quarberg pointed out that the County
would only be the sponsoring agent for the grant – the County will not be required to put up any
matching funds for the project. Discussion followed with questions and input from the Commissioners
and various members of the audience. Ms. Quarberg then asked the County Commissioners to
approve a resolution authorizing the submission of an application by the County for the grant.
Chairman Basse called for further public comment. Hearing none, he declared the public hearing
closed at 10:25. John P. Lumley moved to approve Resolution #2008-08 (see following item). Frank
T. Manning seconded the motion. Discussion: Chairman Basse congratulated EDC Director Quarberg
on her preparation of the resolution and application for this project. Motion carried.
|Board of Commissioners|
Hot Springs County, Wyoming
Brad Basse, Chairman
Hans Odde, Hot Springs County Clerk
|Courthouse Maintenance Monthly Report
||Maintenance Foreman Chuck Carver reported that the Christmas lights are up and running. The roof
drain problem in the emergency stairwell has been corrected and associated repairs are underway. At
the same time, all roof drains, roof vents and storm sewers have been cleaned and repaired. The
Oddfellows building cleanup is mostly complete and asbestos abatement will commence on Monday,
December 8. The roof HVAC unit on the museum is still having problems – he is working on it.|
Mr. Carver asked that the Commissioners consider reducing the number of sick days required to be accumulated before employees could donate unused leave to another employee.
County Clerk Hans Odde asked Mr. Carver to see that water is available at the Oddfellows building during the asbestos abatement project. Museum Board representative Dick Hall was notified that the ramp from the building could be removed starting December 22nd . Commissioners directed Clerk
Odde coordinate with Mr. Carver to develop a list of possible salvage items and advertise for bids from the public during the first week of January, 2009.
|Red Rock Business Park||EDC Director Lorraine Quarberg presented Red Rock Business Park Draw Down Request #20 in the
amount of $49,551.47. The Wyoming Business Council’s portion is $45,587.00 and the EDC’s portion
is $3,964.47. Ms. Quarberg reported that the fencing is nearly complete, the irrigation system has
been winterized, advertisement for final payment to DRM is in progress, and bids are due this week for
final landscaping and the South Thermopolis Water & Sewer Expansion project. Chairman Brad W.
Basse recused himself from discussion and voting due to his status as a subcontractor on the project.
John P. Lumley moved to approve Draw Down Request #20 in the amount of $45,587.00. Frank T.
Manning seconded the motion. Motion carried.|
EDC would like to change the name of the business park to Red Rock Commercial Center. Due to the covenants, the Commissioners must approve the name change. Frank T. Manning moved to approve the name change from Red Rock Business Park to Red Rock Commercial Center. John P. Lumley seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Commissioners asked Ms. Quarberg for an update on the Interagency Interpretive Center. She has requested that the bill draft be prepared, but does not have a draft back at this time. The Commissioners reiterated their firm support of this legislation and asked Ms. Quarberg to keep them informed as to its progress.
|Planner Monthly Report||County Planner Lee Campbell reviewed an article from the Wyoming Livestock Roundup magazine by
Kara Brighton regarding irrigation issues to be considered before approving subdivisions, and a letter
from the Land Use Planning Commission to Russell and Lisa Pearce regarding their proposed
subdivision and associated water issues. Planner Campbell wanted the Commissioners to be aware of
the Land Use Planning Commission’s stance on these issues prior to the Wyoming County
Commissioners Association meeting in Rock Springs next week, as he anticipates these water rights
issues may come up for discussion at that time. Planner Campbell also asked that the Commissioners
make sure the issues discussed during their November 18, 2008 conference call regarding the Ag Use
Protection Policy are considered at the WCCA meeting next week. As a member of the Public Lands
subcommittee in the State Legislature, Lorraine Quarberg requested that she receive a copy of all
future correspondence on the discharge water issue.||Youth Alternatives Program Monthly Report||Youth Alternatives Director Bob Wyss reported that there are currently 9 participants in the program –
8 here in Thermopolis and 1 in the Group Home in Basin. A check of the weekly grade reports
indicates that most of the participants have improved their grades since beginning the program. Mr.
Wyss will be attending a public hearing in Riverton this month regarding proposed DFS Community
Juvenile Services Boards Rule Changes. He will participate in a pizza lunch at noon today with
representatives from various high school student groups to discuss youth alcohol problems and
possible positive impacts that individual group members can have on those problems.
Director Wyss presented Draw Down Request #17 for the WCCA/OJJDP Grant in the amount of
$835.01. John P. Lumley moved to approve DDR #17 in the amount of $835.01 for the WCCA/OJJDP
“Non-Participating” State Grant #2006-JF-FX-K002. Frank T. Manning seconded the motion. Motion
carried.||Consider Public Health Building Contract||Fred Bronnenberg, representing Groathouse Construction, the Construction Manager At Risk (CMAR)
for the Public Health Building project, appeared before the Commissioners to discuss the Building
Contract for the new Public Health Building. The County Attorney has not yet had the opportunity to
review the contract, so contract approval was tabled until the next regular Commissioner meeting. A
work session will be held at 3:00 p.m. on December 16 involving representatives from Plan 1|
Architects, Mr. Bronnenberg, County Clerk Hans Odde and the Commissioners to work on planning and scheduling issues regarding construction.
|Lodging Tax Election||Lodging Tax Board Member Mark Mortimore appeared before the Commissioners to request the
County hold a special election in May, 2009 to consider the continuation of the 4% Lodging Tax on
lodging services in Hot Springs County. The Special Election is necessitated by failure of the Lodging
Tax Board to request placement of the issue on the ballot in the 2006 and 2008 General Elections.
Frank T. Manning moved to approve a Special Election to be held on May 5, 2009 to decide the
Lodging Tax issue. John P. Lumley seconded the motion. Motion carried.||County Assessor – Rebates & Supplementals||County Assessor Shelley Deromedi presented the following rebates to the County Commissioners for
1. Rebate #45-08 - Parcel #2285 (District 152) Tax Year 2008 – BOSS, Raymond W. & Lillian B. –
Real property described as W/2 Lot 13, All Lot 14, and N/2 Lots 15 & 16, Block 10, McManigals 3rd
Addition to the Town of Thermopolis, with improvements. The land size was incorrectly calculated and
listed, resulting in over assessment of 968 for 2008. Taxes in the amount of $73.86 need to be
rebated. John P. Lumley moved to approve Rebate #45-08 – Parcel #2285 – Tax Year 2008 to
Raymond and Lillian Boss in the amount of $73.86. Frank T. Manning seconded the motion. Motion
2. Rebate #46-08 - Parcel #2285 (District 152) Tax years 1997-2007 - BOSS, Raymond W. & Lillian B. - Real Property described as W/2 Lot 13, All Lot 14, and N/2 Lot 15 & 16, Block 10, McManigals 3rd Addition to the Town of Thermopolis, with improvements. Land size was incorrectly calculated and listed during this time period, resulting in overassessment of 25% on the land value each year. Taxes in the amount of $374.33 need to be rebated. Frank T. Manning moved to approve Rebate #46-08 – Parcel #2285 – Tax years 1997-2007 to Raymond and Lillian Boss in the amount of $374.33. John P. Lumley seconded the motion. Motion carried.
3. Rebate #47-08 – Parcel #2646 (Should have been Parcel #1424) (District #152) Tax year 2008 – JOHNSON, Richard and Shirley – Real property described as Lots 22-25, Block 4, McManigals Addition to the town of Thermopolis, with improvements. Value from county number 2646 was inadvertently added to this parcel, resulting in over-assessment of 14,094. Taxes in the amount of $1,073.96 need to be rebated. See Supplemental to the correct owner below. John P. Lumley moved to approve Rebate #47-08 – Parcel #2646 (Should have been Parcel #1424) – Tax Year 2008 to Richard and Shirley Johnson in the amount of $1,073.96. Frank T. Manning seconded the motion. Motion carried.
The following supplementals were processed with the Treasurer’s Office:
1. Parcel #053378 – District 100 – Tax Year 2005 – KCS Mountain Resources, Inc. – DOR NOVC#2008-0768 was issued to correct a discrepancy between gross products and severence tax reporting, which resulted in under assessment of 9328 on group #4651, taxes in the amount of $657.23.
2. Parcel #264608 – District 152 – Tax year 2008 – Performance Auto & Glass, Inc., - Local #2646 was inadvertently assigned to two properties and the value from both was included on the tax notice sent to Rick Johnson (see rebate #47-08). This supplemental contains the correct value for Performance Auto for 2008 - 14,094 - taxes in the amount of $1073.96.
|Other Business||Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) – Guardian Ad Litem Program - County Clerk Hans Odde
presented an MOU between the State Office of the Public Defender and Hot Springs County regarding
the Guardian Ad Litem Program to be effective from January 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. The|
MOU has been reviewed and discussed with the Public Defender’s Office by the County Attorney. John P. Lumley moved to approve the Memorandum of Understanding between the State Office of the Public Defender and Hot Springs County regarding the Guardian Ad Litem Program for the period January 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. Frank T. Manning seconded the motion. Motion carried.
LGLP Ballot - Frank T. Manning moved to cast a unanimous vote for County Commissioner candidate Brad Basse and Special District candidate Ron Crook on the Local Government Liability Pool Board Election Ballot. John P. Lumley seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Lodging Tax Board Resignation – Breez Daniels submitted her resignation from the Lodging Tax Board effective immediately, as her family is no longer in the lodging business and she has many other commitments that prevent her from focusing on her duties as a Lodging Tax Board Member. John P. Lumley moved to accept Breez Daniels’ resignation with regret, with a letter to be sent to Ms. Daniels thanking her for her years of service on the board, and appointing her replacement at the regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners on January 6, 2009. Frank T. Manning seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Public Health/Governmental Annex Draw Down Request – Clerk Odde presented Draw Down Request #3 to the Commissioners for approval. Frank T. Manning moved to approve Draw Down Request #3 for the amount of $16,070.72. John P. Lumley seconded the motion. Motion carried.
WYDOT – Off-System Bridge Inspection & Inventory Statewide – reviewed, no action taken
There being no further business before the board at this time, John P. Lumley moved to adjourn the meeting. Frank T. Manning seconded the motion. Motion carried.
|Attest:||Brad W. Basse, Chairman||Hans Odde, Clerk to the Board|
|BILLS – NOVEMBER, 2008|
|KONE INC. 312.00||IRIS L. CAVALLI 160.75|
|BETTY JEAN MARTINEZ 234.07||BOB WYSS 73.71|
|BROKERS NATIONAL LIFE 385.70||BUSY BEE'S PRINTING 725.60|
|CHARLOTTE M. GOURLEY 169.25||CHRISTINE M. O'BYRNE 160.75|
|RED ROCK FAMILY PRACTICE 99.00||COACHMAN MOTEL 45.00|
|THERMOPOLIS HARDWARE 470.10||COLONIAL SUPPLEMENTAL INS. 284.70|
|COLLECTION PROFESSIONALS 481.72||VERIZON WIRELESS 51.34|
|VERIZON WIRELESS 63.33||VERIZON WIRELESS 64.67|
|VERIZON WIRELESS 240.98||VERIZON WIRELESS 38.76|
|COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE 18,906.00||TERESA K. CORNELLA 173.81|
|CINDY MAGELKY 144.32||WORRALL & GREEAR, P.C. 200.00|
|DON'S IGA 238.34||DORIS ANN READY 150.69|
|D.R.A. SERVICES LLC 5,075.19||EATON SALES & SERVICE INC. 1,026.47|
|THERMOPOLIS-HOT SPRINGS EDC 45,587.00||ELLEN M. GALYAN 173.50|
|EXPRESS POLICE SUPPLY, INC 334.91||FLEETWOOD FINANCIAL CORP. 7,385.36|
|PINNACLE BANK OF THERMOPOLIS 34,513.48||FOOD SERVICES OF AMERICA 1,400.05|
|FRANDSON SAFETY INC. 21.00||GALLES FILTER SERVICE, INC. 35.77|
|CONSUMER'S MARKET, LLC 455.58||H & H BUSINESS SYSTEMS OF WYOMING 1,187.84|
|HANS ODDE 14.57||HEARTLAND AG-BUSINESS GROUP 45.00|
|DAYS INN 169.34||HONNEN EQUIPMENT CO. 70.66|
|HOT SPRINGS COUNTY HEALTH INS ACCT 38,789.34||HOT SPRINGS CO. SCHOOL DIST #1 9,084.10|
|R.L. HUDSON, LAND SURVEYOR 2,250.00||INDEPENDENT RECORD 477.48|
|INDOFF INC. 93.02||INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF 200.00|
|INTERSTATE BATTERY CENTER 180.47||INTEGRA INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES 95.07|
|JADECO, INC. 2,831.33||JOHN LUMLEY 204.16|
|JOYCE A. KELLEY 173.50||JUDY M. CRAMER 185.79|
|JUDY M. CARSWELL 157.34||KEEPING YOU IN STITCHES 27.28|
|MARY KING 160.75||LEE A. CAMPBELL 549.42|
|LEROY WILLIAMS 160.75||LINDA HARRIS 65.72|
|MAARET MCCAULEY 188.94||MARTHA E. JOHNSON 169.25|
|MARY GORDON 128.70||MARLENE T. CHRISTOFFERSON 17.00|
|MBA OF WYOMING 29,379.06||MEADOW GOLD DAIRY 264.03|
|MELISSA BROWN 392.40||HOT SPRINGS COUNSELING SERVICE 200.00|
|MESSENGER & JUROVICH, P.C. 430.00||MICHAEL F. KELLEY 173.50|
|NANCY L. PECK 173.50||NDAA 95.00|
|NIELSEN OIL CO., INC. 1,011.50||NORTH 40 RANCH 75.27|
|OWL CREEK ENGINEERING 1,384.50||OWL CREEK GRAPHICS 325.59|
|ROCKY MOUNTAIN POWER 2,930.25||PAMIDA 191.73|
|PERFORMANCE AUTO & GLASS 145.16||PLAN ONE/ARCHITECTS 13,641.76|
|PLAINSMAN PRINTING & SUPPLY 294.66||POSITIVE PROMOTIONS 908.45|
|POSTMASTER 606.00||QWEST 655.07|
|BEST WESTERN RAMKOTA HOTEL 210.00||THE RADAR SHOP 295.00|
|REDMON LAW OFFICES 293.45||GORRELL & HOPKINSON, P.C. 120.00|
|ROSEMARY P. (MELODY) JOYAL 169.25||RT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 1,799.72|
|SANOFI PASTEUR, INC. 204.80||SHARON A. CRANE 186.00|
|SHELLEY DEROMEDI 785.11||SHIRLEY K. GARDNER 30.00|
|SHOSHONE OFFICE SUPPLY 235.11||THE STANDARD INS. CO. 1,326.53|
|STATE OF WYOMINGGURDIAN AD LITEM 169.38||THE STOREHOUSE 40.00|
|SYBIL M. HANNAH 173.50||TEEPEE POOLS 304.00|
|TERRACON CONSULTANTS INC 4,770.00||TERRY YENTZER 180.00|
|C.O.T. ENTERPRISE,INC. 58.68||TOWN OF THERMOPOLIS 866.98|
|TRAVELING COMPUTERS, INC. 6,327.44||TRI COUNTY TELEPHONE ASSOC,INC 333.65|
|GASES PLUS 438.41||VERIZON WIRELESS 44.12|
|VICKLUND PHARMACY 186.42||VICKIE L. ROSS 160.75|
|VISA - CARD ONE 273.85||VISA (CARD TWO) 120.44|
|VISA - CARD FOUR 667.62||WYOMING ASSOC. OF CO. OFFICIALS 250.00|
|WYOMING COUNTY ASSESSOR'S ASSOC. 591.02||WYOMING CO COMMISSIONERS ASSOC 180.00|
|WCS TELECOM 322.95||EMPLOYMENT TAX DIVISION 1,644.67|
|WYOMING TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION 200.00||WYOMING.COM 20.00|
|WYOMING DIVISION OF 384.00||ORCHARD TRUST COMPANY 7,025.00|
|WYOMING GAS 990.97||WYONET INC. 113.95|
|WYO RETIREMENT SYSTEM 17,505.82||036-NCPERS GROUP LIFE INS. 304.00|
|WYOMING SEARCH & RESCUE ASSOC. 500.00||WYOMING SAFE SCHOOL SYMPOSIUM 125.00|
|LOLA CORDINGLY 169.25||VIOLA N. RYAN 160.75|
|STEPHENS-PECK INC 65.00||NELLIE CORLEY 137.80|
|CAROL J. DOCKERY 188.28||NATIONAL SHERIFF'S ASSOCIATION 50.00|
|HANSON'S FIRE EQUIPMENT 19.25||HSC PREDATORY ANIMAL CONTROL 9,000.00|
|HOT SPRINGS VETERINARY CLINIC 217.00||DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 8,969.08|
|AMERICAN JAIL ASSOCIATION 48.00||BRUCO, INC. 209.68|
|RAMS HEAD FINANCIAL SERVICES 100.00||DOROTHY G. MILEK 169.25|
|PETE'S PLUMBING & HEATING, INC. 187.50||ST.VINCENT HEALTHCARE 153.44|
|AFLAC 748.54||ALEXA HANSON 160.75|
|AMELIA A. DEROMEDI 17.00||ANITA WEISBECK 28.67|
|ATLAS OFFICE PRODUCTS, INC. 398.44||BOB BARKER COMPANY, INC. 223.41|
|BIG HORN CULLIGAN WATER 130.40||BIG HORN ENERGY 224.50|
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