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MINUTES OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING
April 21, 2009


- STATE OF WYOMING ) OFFICE OF THE BOARD OF
  ) COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
COUNTY OF HOT SPRINGS ) THERMOPOLIS WYOMING
    April 21, 2009
The Hot Springs Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at 4:00 p.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 & Prosecuting Attorney Jerry Williams, County Clerk Hans Odde, and Administrative Assistant to the Commissioners Penny Herdt.

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 additions:
ADD: 4:30        Conference Call – EQC Appeal
Frank T. Manning seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Hospital Foundation Endowment
Foundation Board Members Tom Sullivan, Sr., Bev Koerwitz, and Clark Mortimore appeared before the Commissioners to review the Two-Year Hospital Foundation Endowment Challenge from the State. The Foundation met the first year goal of $125,000, and is asking the Commissioners to consider a commitment for $105,000.00 to enable them to meet their second-year match amount of $125,000. With the State matching amounts, this would give the Hospital Foundation an endowment of $500,000, the interest from which could be used for many beneficial projects for the Hospital and the community. Chairman Basse recommended the Foundation submit a budget request for the upcoming 2009-2010 Budget for consideration at that time. No action taken at this time.
Legion Town & Country Club Golf Course
Legion Golf Course Board Member Tom Sullivan, Sr. presented the Commissioners with a letter from Golf Course Superintendent Jere Apland outlining the need for and cost of new equipment at the course. The Commissioners indicated that this item should be submitted during the 2009-2010 budgeting process for consideration. No action taken at this time.
Emergency Management Monthly Report
Emergency Management Coordinator Bill Gordon reported that the first county-wide test of the CodeRED system will take place April 22nd , in conjunction with the National Weather Service’s bi-annual Weather Alert Test. The land-line numbers will all be loaded into the system prior to the test. Mr. Gordon reported that there has been a good amount of citizen response to the advertising regarding sign-up of land lines and cell phones lines for the CodeRED system. Coordinator Gordon indicated that Motorola representative will conduct a test at various sites throughout the county on April 22nd to determine the actual coverage area for the portable radios on the WYOLINK system. There is some concern regarding actual coverage with the currently installed equipment. If coverage problems arise, WYOLINK has the funding available to enhance their coverage by installation of low-level, repeater-type sites in the affected areas. Mr. Gordon has informed WYOLINK representatives that there is an excellent site for such a repeater available in the county if one is required. Regarding the grants that have been received to pay for the WYOLINK system, Mr. Gordon has done some research and indicated that monies from the Phase II grant can be used for the 20% match amount required by the Public Safety Inter-Operability grant, resulting in no cost to the county for the WYOLINK system.
Consider EQC Appeal – Conference Call
The Commissioners joined a conference call with the Washakie County Commissioners and the Johnson County Commissioners at 4:30 p.m. John P. Lumley moved to enter Executive Session for the duration

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of the call due to potential litigation issues. Frank T. Manning seconded the motion. Motion carried. At 5:00 p.m., John P. Lumley moved to leave the Executive Session. Frank T. Manning seconded the motion. Motion carried. As a result of the Executive Session, John P. Lumley made a motion to join with Washakie County, Johnson County, and any other counties who wish to participate in filing an appeal of the Environmental Quality Council’s decision on March 27, 2009 not to pursue a socio-economic study. Frank T. Manning seconded the motion. Discussion: Hot Springs County is agreeing to pay approximately 1/3 of the $2500 cost to file the Notice of Appeal. Motion carried.
Appoint WCCA Board Member Proxy
WCCA Board Member Brad Basse will be unable to attend the WCCA Board meeting in Worland on April 29th due to prior commitments. Upon Chairman Basse’s recommendation, John P. Lumley moved to give John P. Lumley the proxy vote for the Board meeting, with Frank T. Manning to receive the proxy vote if Commissioner Lumley is unable to attend the meeting. Frank T. Manning seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Assessor – Tax Rebate
County Assessor Shelley Deromedi presented the Commissioners with the following rebate for their approval:
Rebate #7-09 – Shelley Deromedi for BRATT Enterprises, Inc. 2008 Parcel #2213 –– E/2 Lot 21, All Lots 22 & 23, Block 53 O.T., plus a fraction of land 48’ x 140’ East of Lot 23, with improvements. It was discovered during review that the land value had doubled during download resulting in over- assessment of $1,247. Taxes in the amount of $95.02 need to be rebated.
Frank T. Manning moved to approve Rebate #07-09 to BRATT Enterprises in the amount of $95.02. John P. Lumley seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Assessor – Tax Roll for 2009
Assessor Deromedi presented the Commissioners with the Preliminary Abstract of Assessed Value of Taxable Property in Hot Springs County for the Tax Year 2009. State property assessed values have not yet been received and, therefore, are not included in the preliminary abstract. Assessed value notices have been sent to all county landowners of record for the Tax Year 2009. Total local assessed value for 2009 is $43,120,472 – an increase of 4.8% from last year. In response to a question from Commissioner Manning, Mrs. Deromedi indicated that the Veteran’s Exemption was available on the purchase of license plates if the qualifying veteran did not own property in the county.
Hot Springs County Fire Warden Annual Operating Plan
Frank T. Manning moved to table this item due to lack of information from the County Fire Warden. John P. Lumley seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Pavement Maintenance Contract – GDA Engineers
GDA Engineers representative Dusty Spomer presented the Commissioners with an Agreement for Professional Services for the Airport Maintenance Project. The County Attorney has reviewed the agreement and the requested changes have been made. WYDOT has also reviewed the agreement and has approved it as written. Frank T. Manning moved to approve the Agreement for Professional Services for the Airport Maintenance Project between Hot Springs County and GDA Engineers in the amount of $34,200.00. John P. Lumley seconded the motion. Motion carried.
County Commissioners Scholarship
County Clerk Hans Odde indicated that he has not yet had the opportunity to confer with the High School Counselor regarding the applications. John P. Lumley moved to table consideration of the applications to the May 5th Commissioner meeting. Frank T. Manning seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Other Business
CR 10E Easement Grant – County Planner Lee Campbell has reviewed the letter from the BLM granting the County a right-of-way easement for County Road 10E, and presented it to the Commissioners for

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their signature. John P. Lumley moved to approve the Right of Way Grant of Easement, application for which was made on June 3, 2008, and cover letter for signature. Frank T. Manning seconded the motion. Motion carried.
24-Hour Malt Beverage Permit – Clerk Odde presented an application for two 24-Hour Malt Beverage
permits from the Wyoming Bikers Association for 910 Skelton Road on May 9th & 10th . All the requirements have been complied with and there are no negative indications from law enforcement regarding granting of the permits. John P. Lumley moved to approve the two 24-Hour permits for May 9 & 10, 2009 at 910 Skelton Road for the Wyoming Bikers Association. Frank T. Manning seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Rec Center Feasibility Grant Draw Down Request #3 – Clerk Odde presented Draw Down Request #3 for the Rec Center Planning Grant in the amount of $3,558.00. Frank T. Manning moved to approve Recreation/Community Center Planning Grant Draw Down Request #3 in the amount of $3,558.00. John P. Lumley seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Lane 3 Feasibility Study Draft Report – Clerk Odde distributed copies of the Lane 3 Feasibility Study Draft report to the Commissioners. Additional copies of the draft report will be available on the county website, hscounty.com, and in the Clerk’s office for public review. Also present was Harry Hughes, a representative for Inberg-Miller and Owl Creek Engineering, the firms who are conducting the Lane 3 Study. Mr. Hughes reviewed the public meetings that have been held in conjunction with the study. Comments on the draft report are being requested from the public, as well as the Commissioners, County Road & Bridge, the County Planner, and the County Clerk. All comments need to be submitted by May 19th . The Final Report will be presented at the Commissioners’ regular meeting on June 2, 2009. Mr. Hughes will draft a memo to all stakeholders notifying them of the availability of the draft report and requesting their comments prior to May 19th .
Correspondence
Wyoming Dept. of Audit – ARRA Funds Reporting
Senator Enzi – TSA Proposal, Funding Issues
WCDA – A Profile of Wyoming
Wyoming Game & Fish – Aquatic Invasive Species Meetings Schedule
US Dept. of the Interior – Pesticides in the Groundwater of Wyoming
Bureau of Reclamation – Big Horn Basin Snowmelt Runoff Forecast
Fairboard Minutes
Greater Learning Foundation Update
TEAL Funding Update
Airport Traffic Count – March, 2009
Park County – FNRPA Grant Draw Down Request Update
Commissioners reviewed the foregoing correspondence. No action required or taken at this time.
Adjournment
There being no further business to come before the Board of County Commissioners 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
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