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May 18, 2010

    May 18, 2010
The Hot Springs Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at 4:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Room at the Government Annex.

Present were Commissioners Brad W. Basse and John P. Lumley. Also present were County Attorney Jerry Williams, County Clerk Hans Odde and Administrative Assistant Penny Herdt.

Chairman John P. Lumley led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance. Chairman Lumley suspended Roberts Rules of Order to enable business to be conducted in the absence of the third Commissioner.
Approval of Agenda
Brad W. Basse moved to approve the agenda as presented. John P. Lumley seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Public Health Nursing Services Contract
Public Health Nurse Bree Gerber was unable to be present due to illness, so Clerk Odde presented the 2010-2012 Public Health Nursing Services contract for the Commissioners’ approval. County Attorney Jerry Williams has reviewed and approved the contract. Amendments regarding portions of the contract will be forthcoming and will be submitted to the County Attorney for approval as they are received. Brad W. Basse moved to approve the Contract between the Wyoming Department of Health, Community & Public Health Division, Public Health Nursing Section and Hot Springs County for Public Health Nursing Services effective July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2012. John P. Lumley seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Fairgrounds Lease
County Attorney Williams had several questions regarding the lease. As there were no representatives from the State Park or the Fairboard to answer those questions, the matter was tabled until the June 1st meeting of the Commissioners.
Computer Technology Budget Update
Clerk Odde reported that the IT contract time charges for this year will be $2,500 - $4,000 over budget due to the time involved in getting the network system up and running in the Government Annex over the last few months. This overage will be taken care of with a line item transfer at the end of the budget year. No action was required by the Commissioners at this time. Next year’s budget will likely reflect the increased time that will be necessary to coordinate the new phone network project and the moving of the servers to the Government Annex building.
Assisted Living Development Support Letter
The Commissioners reviewed a draft of a letter of support for proposed Copper Ridge Estates assisted living housing project. Chairman Lumley read the letter into the record. Brad W. Basse moved to approve the support letter for the Wyoming Assisted Living Group as presented. John P. Lumley seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Consider Yates Ferry Crossing Marker Wording
The wording for the plaque commemorating the Yates Ferry Crossing has undergone a few minor changes, and the DAR group has asked the Commissioners to formally approve the new wording. Brad W. Basse moved to approve the new wording on the Yates Ferry Crossing dedication plaque per the letter from the National DAR Historian General to Marilyn Strausborger dated April 27, 2010. John P. Lumley seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Other Business
Court Security Committee Update – Clerk Odde reported that he is still waiting to hear from Judge Skar’s secretary to set up a time and place for the Court Security Committee’s organizational meeting. Clerk Odde will contact the Commissioners when the meeting has been set up.


BLM – Boysen Runoff Forecast – 103% of normal
State Board of Equalization – Notice of Intent to Amend Rules – Clerk Odde will check into what rules are being amended. On a side note, Clerk Odde reported that there are currently three property tax appeals through the Assessor’s office, with at least one likely to progress to the point of a Board of Equalization hearing, which will be held sometime in July. He will keep the Commissioners updated on this matter.
Airport Traffic Count – April, 2010
Fair Board Minutes
Library Board Minutes
Museum Board Minutes
Lodging Tax Board Minutes
Executive Session
At 4:30 p.m., Brad W. Basse moved to enter Executive Session for reasons of pending litigation and personnel. John P. Lumley seconded the motion. Motion carried. At 4:50 p.m., Brad W. Basse moved to leave Executive Session. John P. Lumley seconded the motion. Motion carried. No action was taken during the Executive Session.
Post-session discussion: Chairman Lumley indicated that the interviews for the Commissioner position tomorrow will be held in Executive Session as all interviews have been for the past eight years. Nominees for the vacant Commissioner position are Mike Baker, Phyllis Christiansen and Jerry Langbehn. Interviews will begin at 1:00 p.m., with the Special Commissioners Meeting to announce the new Commissioner scheduled to start at 4:00 p.m. Independent Record reporter Cindy Glasson asked if the Commissioners had any comment regarding Judge Skar’s granting of Sandy Baker’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit she filed against the county. Upon advice of counsel, the Commissioners had no comment at this time.
There being no further business to come before the Board of County Commissioners at this time Brad W. Basse moved to adjourn the meeting at 5:03 p.m. John P. Lumley seconded the motion. Motion carried.

John P. Lumley, Chairman Hans Odde, Clerk to the Board