Minutes For The January 16, 2018 Board of County Commissioners Meeting

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The following document is the Minutes for:

January 16, 2018, Board of County Commissioners Meeting.


January 16, 2018

Green River, WY

The Board of County Commissioners met this day at 8:30 a.m. in Regular Session with all commissioners present.  The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.  

Approval of Agenda

Chairman West explained that Sweetwater County Weed and Pest Supervisor Dan Madsen requested to re-schedule his item requesting realignment of the Board of Directors Area for Weed and Pest to the February 6, 2018 meeting.  Chairman West entertained a motion to approve the agenda as amended.  Commissioner Johnson moved to approve the agenda as presented by eliminating Tab C.  Commissioner Wendling seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

Approval of Minutes December 19, 2017

Commissioner Kolb moved to approve the minutes dated January 2, 2018.  Commissioner Van Matre seconded the motion.  The motion carried.   

Acceptance of Bills

Approval of County Vouchers/Warrants, Monthly Reports, Bonds, and Abates/Rebates

Chairman West entertained a motion to approve the acceptance of the bills.  Commissioner Wendling moved to approve the acceptance of the bills which include the county vouchers/warrants, monthly reports, bonds, and the abates/rebates.  Commissioner Johnson seconded the motion.  Following discussion, the motion carried.  

WARRANT NO.s PAYEE DESCRIPTION AMOUNT
76685-76711 & ADVICES EMPLOYEES AND PAYROLL VENDORS PAYROLL RUN 1,433,542.89
22815 OPTUM BANK 76411492 CONTRIBUTIONS                  300.00
22816 OPTUM BANK 76411492 CONTRIBUTIONS                  511.66
22817 OPTUM BANK 76411492 CONTRIBUTIONS                  629.24
22818 OPTUM BANK 76411492 CONTRIBUTIONS                  847.50
22819 OPTUM BANK 76411492 CONTRIBUTIONS                  4,748.33
22820 SWEETWATER COUNTY HEALTH BOARD BUDGET ALLOCATION              56,172.33
76712 ALL WEST COMMUNICATIONS TV                             124.65
76713 ROCKY MTN POWER UTILITIES                      9,567.71
76714 UNION TELEPHONE COMPANY INC PHONE                          43.97
76715 US BANCORP LEASE                          179,341.74
76716 VERIZON WIRELESS BROADBAND 1,419.05
76717 WEST SIDE WATER & SEWER DISTRICT FEES                           3,520.00
76718 WYOMING RETIREMENT SYSTEM RETIREMENT                     105.00
76719 PAYROLL ON EAL SHEET FOR 2/6/18    
76720 PAYROLL ON EAL SHEET FOR 2/6/18    
76721 ALL WEST COMMUNICATIONS TV                             69.95
76722 BRIDGER VALLEY ELECTRIC ASSN UTILITIES                      215.78
76723 CENTURYLINK PHONE BILL 1,663.79
76724 CENTURYLINK PHONE BILL 3,026.65
76725 CITY OF GREEN RIVER UTILITIES                      2,311.63
76726 DIRECTV TV                             24.24
76727 DOMINION ENERGY UTILITIES                      6,112.18
76728 ROCK SPRINGS MUNICIPAL UTILITY UTILITIES                      2,408.55
76729 ROCKY MTN POWER UTILITIES                      3,994.94
76730 U S POSTAL SERVICE (NEOPOST POSTAGE-ON CALL) POSTAGE                        6,000.00
76731 UNITED SITE SERVICES RESTROOM                       167.03
76732 VONAGE BUSINESS INC PHONE BILL 2,484.53
76733 WALMART COMMUNITY/SYNCB-SHERIFF OFFICE SUPPLIES/INMATE SUPPLIES & FOOD 659.15
76734 WYOMING DEPT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES WORKER’S COMPENSATION 24,344.18
76735 WYOMING WASTE SERVICES – ROCK UTILITIES                      1,405.06
76736 AARMS                               SUBSCRIPTION                   530.00
76737 ACG HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING LLC REPAIRS 1,915.14
76738 ADVANCE AUTO PARTS                  PARTS/SUPPLIES 1,302.73
76739 ALPINE PURE WATER                   RENTAL/WATER                   32.00
76740 AMERICAN FLOOR MATS MATS 138.12
76741 AMERIGAS PROPANE LP PROPANE                        442.49
76742 BADGER DAYLIGHTING CORP CLEAN OUT                      1,800.00
76743 BATTERY SYSTEMS INC BATTERY                        22.52
76744 BOB BARKER COMPANY INC INMATE CLOTHING 980.02
76745 BOOKCLIFF SALES INC PARTS                          13.79
76746 CAPITAL BUSINESS SYSTEMS INC CONTRACTS 3,252.31
76747 CITY OF ROCK SPRINGS FIRE EXPENSES                  13,896.10
76748 CODALE ELECTRIC SUPPLY INC PARTS                          16.01
76749 COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES INC EQUIPMENT/INSTALLATION/REPROGRAMMING 1,646.98
76750 DELTA DENTAL CLAIMS                         28,757.40
76751 DIVERSIFIED INSURANCE BEN SERV LLC FEES                           1,183.40
76752 DIVERSIFIED INSURANCE BEN SERV LLC FEES                           6,000.00
76753 DJ’S GLASS PLUS INC. WINDSHIELDS                    400.00
76754 EATON INVESTMENTS INC PARTS                          8.04
76755 ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS INC REPAIRS 118.00
76756 F B MCFADDEN WHOLESALE COMPANY SUPPLIES                       159.00
76757 F B MCFADDEN WHOLESALE COMPANY COMMISSARY/INMATE FOOD 8,106.90
76758 FEDEX SHIPPING                       30.00
76759 FIRE ENGINEERING COMPANY INC REPAIRS 1,359.00
76760 FIRST CHOICE FORD                   PARTS                          100.37
76761 FLEETPRIDE PARTS                          2.12
76762 FOOD BANK OF SWEETWATER COUNTY GRANT EXPENSES 372.43
76763 FREMONT MOTOR ROCK SPRINGS INC PARTS                          556.39
76764 GALL’S LLC SUPPLIES                       17.75
76765 GOLDEN HOUR SENIOR CENTER INC BUDGET ALLOCATION              18,225.00
76766 GRAINGER                            PARTS 18.48
76767 H & H BOILER REPAIRING AND HEATING INC PARTS 315.00
76768 HARTON P C, STEVE FEES                           930.00
76769 HOMAX OIL SALES INC FUEL/OIL 8,001.37
76770 HOWARD SUPPLY COMPANY, LLC SUPPLIES                       137.79
76771 HUMAN IDENTIFICATION LAB OF CO LLC ANALYSIS                       906.05
76772 INBERG-MILLER ENGINEERS             SPEED STUDIES/INSPECTIONS 22,552.56
76773 INDUSTRIAL HOIST AND CRANE INSPECTION                     171.38
76774 ISI WATER CHEMISTRIES               PUMP                           476.70
76775 INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY SUPPLIES                       365.04
76776 KEEFE SUPPLY COMPANY                INMATE FOOD/COMMISSARY 852.04
76777 KONE INC MAINTENANCE                    8,946.96
76778 LAWSON PRODUCTS INC SUPPLIES                       119.98
76779 MCKEE FOODS CORPORATION INMATE FOOD                    1,347.10
76780 MEADOW GOLD DAIRIES SLC INMATE FOOD                    2,362.99
76781 MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF SWEETWATER CO TESTING 20.00
76782 MORCON SPECIALTY INC PARTS                          91.84
76783 MOUNTAINLAND SUPPLY LLC SUPPLIES                       2,121.70
76784 NAPA AUTO PARTS UNLIMITED PARTS                          507.30
76785 NET TRANSCRIPTS INC TRANSCRIPTION                  49.50
76786 NEW FRONTIER IMAGING LLC INMATE MEDICAL                 560.00
76787 NICHOLAS & COMPANY INMATE FOOD                    3,929.37
76788 NUTECH SPECIALTIES INC SUPPLIES                       464.32
76789 O’REILLY AUTO PARTS                 PARTS/SUPPLIES 120.74
76790 PACIFIC STEEL & RECYCLING MATERIAL                       55.44
76791 PM AUTOGLASS INC WINDSHIELDS                    573.00
76792 PUBLIC DEFENDER RENT                           2,500.00
76793 QUILL CORPORATION OFFICE SUPPLIES                203.35
76794 R S REFRIGERATION SUPPLY PARTS                          883.00
76795 REAL KLEEN INC SUPPLIES                       728.00
76796 REDENTE, GARY MEALS                          21.26
76797 ROCK SPRINGS WINNELSON CO PARTS                          424.37
76798 ROCK SPRINGS, GREEN RIVER, FUNDING                        158,774.75
76799 SAFETY-KLEEN SYSTEMS INC SUPPLIES                       294.95
76800 SECRETARY OF STATE FEES                           30.00
76801 SHADOW MOUNTAIN WATER OF WYOMING INC RENTALS 94.50
76802 SMITH POWER PRODUCTS INC REPAIRS 245.92
76803 SMYTH PRINTING INC OFFICE SUPPLIES                70.60
76804 SPECIALIZED PATHOLOGY CONSULTANTS   AUTOPSY                        1,200.00
76805 STERLING COMMUNICATIONS & ELECTRONICS INC RENT                           254.00
76806 SUNLITE SERVICE                     TOWING                         125.00
76807 SWEETWATER COUNTY HEALTH BOARD FLU SHOTS                      200.00
76808 SWEETWATER MEDICS LLC BUDGET ALLOCATION              54,739.16
76809 SWEETWATER TRANSIT AUTHORITY BUDGET ALLOCATION              26,547.75
76810 SWEETWATER TROPHIES SHIPPING                       39.31
76811 TASC CLIENT SERVICES FEES                           1,198.63
76812 TERMINIX OF WYOMING                 SERVICES                       190.00
76813 THE ELECTION CENTER MEMBERSHIP                     75.00
76814 THE MASTER’S TOUCH LLC POSTAGE/SERVICES 3,221.88
76815 THE TIRE DEN INC TIRES/REPAIRS 3,755.85
76816 THOMSON REUTERS-WEST PAYMENT CENTER SUBSCRIPTIONS 4,808.46
76817 TROWBRIDGE CONSULTING, LLC          SERVICES                       3,175.00
76818 TRUENORTH STEEL, INC. CONCRETE/FREIGHT 25,450.00
76819 TUBBS MD LLC, KENNON C INMATE MEDICAL                 5,000.00
76820 U S FOODS INC INMATE FOOD & SUPPLIES            5,529.80
76821 UNITED SITE SERVICES RESTROOM                       172.00
76822 VAUGHN’S PLUMBING & HEATING REPAIRS 330.00
76823 VEHICLE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS INC REPAIRS 287.26
76824 VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES                SUPPLIES                       38.25
76825 WEIMER, JACK SUPPLIES                       205.57
76826 WESTERN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SERVICES SERVICES                       4,227.40
76827 WHISLER CHEVROLET COMPANY PARTS                          1,776.40
76828 WILKERSON IV MD PC, JAMES A AUTOPSY                        1,175.00
76829 WYOMING MACHINERY COMPANY PARTS/LABOR/MILEAGE 2,622.65
76830 WYOMING OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL 24/7 406.00
76831 WYOMING STATE BAR AD                             100.00
76832 WYOMING STATE FORESTRY DIVISION BOOKS/PARTS 391.53
76833 WYOMING TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP                     195.00
76834 WYOMING.COM WIRELESS                       63.95
76835 YOUNG AT HEART CENTER BUDGET ALLOCATION/GRANT EXPENSES 16,905.00
76836 YOUNG AT HEART EARLY LEARNING CENTER GRANT EXPENSES 2,338.14
76837 YWCA OF SWEETWATER COUNTY BUDGET ALLOCATION/GRANT EXPENSES 24,065.08
       
    GRAND TOTAL: 2,248,222.16

 

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Name Office Bond Amount
Neal Kourbelas – Treasurer SWCO School District No.1 $100,000.00
Robert D. Slaughter – Treasurer Sweetwater County $100,000.00
Sheila L. Wakefield – Town Clerk/Treasurer Town of Bairoil $  75,000.00

 

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TAXPAYER VALUATION TAXPAYER VALUATION
JEREB SEAN & SIEGEL LISA -401 BOWMAN CHRIS THOMAS -1,198
JEREB SEAN & SIEGEL LISA -385 BOWMAN CHRIS THOMAS -1,262
JEREB SEAN & SIEGEL LISA -399 BANC OF AMERICA LEASING & CAPITAL -961,530
JEREB SEAN & SIEGEL LISA -421

 

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Commissioner Comments/Reports

 

Commissioner Johnson

Commissioner Johnson read aloud the Facility Report received from Facilities Manager Chuck Radosevich.  Commissioner Johnson explained that, due to realignment of liaisons, Commissioner Kolb might be interested in attending the Sublette County meeting on January 25, 2018 regarding the broadband proposal.  Commissioner Johnson reported on the Muley Fanatic open house that he and Chairman West attended regarding wildlife connectivity license plates and questioned if the commission would like to assist in supporting the initiative.  Following discussion, the commission expressed support for House Bill 39 – Wildlife License Plates and noted that they will draft a letter in support of the bill.  Commissioner Johnson shared that a letter has been prepared to send to Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke regarding Sweetwater County’s request for assistance in redirecting the BLM Rock Springs Field Office forest management efforts from juniper removal to removing dead and dying timber on the tops of Little and Pine Mountains.  Following discussion, Commissioner Kolb moved to re-draft the letter and have the Chairman sign.  Commissioner Johnson seconded the motion.  Following discussion, the motion carried with Commissioner Wendling voting in opposition.  

 

Commissioner Wendling

Commissioner Wendling reported that his liaison work is going well.  Commissioner Wendling shared that Joint Communications was concerned, when the Justice Center is complete, as to whether or not they will be able to stay in the C Street building since moving their equipment would be costly and they do not have the funding to relocate.  Commissioner Wendling shared a copy of the Communities Protecting the Green River Update #163.  Communities Protecting the Green Co-Chair Don Hartley was present to clarify questions regarding water rights.  

 

Chairman West

Chairman West read aloud a letter written by County Treasurer Robb Slaughter addressed to the State of Wyoming Department of Revenue Excise Tax Director Kim Lovett regarding discontinuing the Specific Purpose Tax effective April 1, 2018.  Chairman West explained that not all of the entities who received the Specific Purpose Tax have spent their bonded amounts for their projects.  Chairman West expressed gratitude to the voters and industries for their generosity over the years.  The commission concurred that the Specific Purpose Tax has been great for the cities, towns and county; but the taxpayers and industries need a break and would consider proposed projects for the year 2020.  Chairman West shared that he received a letter from WCCA Chief Executive Officer Peter Obermueller regarding Wyo-Link fees explaining that they needed a vote to either pay the fees out of the county budget or have the money taken out of the SLIB monies.  Chairman West explained that he voted to have the fees taken out of the SLIB monies.  Chairman West explained that he received a letter from Airport Director Devon Brubaker regarding the airport name change.  Mr. Brubaker was present to address the organization of the airport board name change.  Following discussion, the commission concurred to keep their recent motion supporting the permanent name change of the airport but to leave the board name the same.  

 

Commissioner Kolb

Commissioner Kolb reported on the liaison meetings he attended which included the regular Memorial Hospital meeting and the Ambulance Board.  Commissioner Kolb shared that he spoke with Public Works Director Gene Legerski.  

 

Commissioner Van Matre

Commissioner Van Matre shared that he wanted to introduce Senator Barraso’s new assistant, Andrew Holcomb but, due to the commission being behind schedule, Mr. Holcomb had to leave the meeting.  Commissioner Van Matre reported that he visited the VSO Office and that he, along with Human Resource Director Garry McLean, have reviewed a draft MOU with the Veteran Services Commission at the State.  Commissioner Van Matre reported on the liaison meetings he attended including the Airport Board, Parks & Recreation Board, Golden Hour Senior Citizen Board, and the Museum Board.  Commissioner Van Matre shared that he spoke with IT Director Tim Knight.

 

County Resident Concerns

Chairman West opened county resident concerns.  Hearing no comments, county resident concerns were closed.  

 

Break

 

Chairman West called for a break.  

 

Action/Presentation Items

 

Liaison Appointments for Non-Elected Offices, Departments and Boards

Following discussion, Chairman West made the liaison assignments.  Commissioner Kolb moved to accept the appointments as presented for 2018.  Commissioner Van Matre seconded the motion.   The motion carried.  

 

West Johnson Kolb Van Matre Wendling
Library Board Public Lands Combined Communications Veteran Services Fire Warden
Events Complex/Fair Board Planning & Zoning IT Public Works/Engineering, Road & Bridge Juvenile Probation
Tripartite Board Facilities Memorial Hospital Board Custodial Environmental Health
2013 SPTJPB Human Resources Star Transit Airport Board Health Board
Young at Heart Board Grants Parks & Recreation Board Museum Board Southwest Counseling Board
Purchasing Weed & Pest Board Communities Protecting the Green Board
Golden Hour Board Ambulance Services Board

 

Parks & Recreation Board Update

Parks and Recreation Board President Rickey Rockey, Board Member Keaton West, and Parks and Recreation Superintendent Chris Bradford provided the commission with an update.  Following discussion, the commission expressed their appreciation for the update.  

 

AML Consent for Right of Entry for Project Number 17.6B-BRS-1C

Public Works Director Gene Legerski presented the AML Consent for Right of Way for Project Number 17.6B-BRS-1C.  Following discussion, Commissioner Johnson moved to approve AML Project Number 17.6B-BRS-1C as presented by Mr. Legerski and authorize the Chairman to sign.  Commissioner Wendling seconded the motion.  The motion carried.  

 

Briefing on the 2017 Fire Season and Department Activities

Sweetwater County Fire Warden Mike Bournazian provided a briefing on the 2017 fire season and department activities.  The commissioners expressed appreciation for the update.

 

Request Board of County Commissioners and County Support for the Sweetwater County Fire Department to Host the 2018 Annual Rural Fire Association and the Wyoming Fire Chief Meetings in December

Sweetwater County Fire Warden Mike Bournazian requested Board of County Commissioners and County support for the Sweetwater County Fire Department to host the 2018 Annual Rural Fire Association and the Wyoming Fire Chief meetings in December 2018.  The three items addressed for the planning efforts were utilizing Accounting Manager Bonnie Berry to assist with setting up a line item, utilizing Grants Manager Krisena Marchal to set up a project code, and requesting monetary support in the amount of $5,000.00 which would be requested during next year’s budget.  The commissioners expressed support for the request.

 

Approve Letter Agreement with WBI Regarding Involuntary Hospitalization

Deputy County Attorney James Schermetzler presented the agreement with the Wyoming Behavioral Institute regarding involuntary hospitalization.  Following discussion, Commissioner Johnson moved to approve the letter of agreement for costs of treatment during involuntary hospitalization proceedings with the Wyoming Behavioral Institute and authorize the Chairman to sign said document.  Commissioner Wendling seconded the motion.  Following discussion, the motion carried.  

 

Request to Re-Staff Vacant Deputy County Attorney & Prosecuting Attorney Position

County Attorney Danny Erramouspe and Human Resource Director Garry McLean requested authorization to re-staff the vacant deputy county attorney & prosecuting attorney position.  Following discussion, Chairman West entertained a motion to approve the request.  Commissioner Wendling so moved.  Commissioner Kolb seconded the motion.  The motion carried.  

 

Adjourn

There being no further business to come before the Board this day, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the Chairman.  

 

This meeting was recorded and is available from the County Clerk’s office at the Sweetwater County Courthouse in Green River, Wyoming.

 

THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

OF SWEETWATER COUNTY, WYOMING

 

Reid O. West, Chairman

 

Wally J. Johnson, Member

 

John K. Kolb, Member

 

                ATTEST: Don Van Matre, Member

 

____________________________________       Steven Dale Davis, County Clerk Randal M. Wendling, Member

 

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