11/15/2019 Pinedale Roundup legal notices


 

Vintage Fire trucks for bid

1967 KAIS  engine needs work

1983 AMILF Walker

1989 FFDRL E-one

All need new batteries. All sold as is.

Trucks can be inspected at the old County shop submit sealed individual bids for each truck to:

Boulder Lake Improvement District

PO box 212

Boulder, WY 82923

Bids must be received by Nov. 16, 2019

Bids will be opened at the County Commissioner Meeting Room on Nov. 18, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

For additional informational call: 307-537-5488.

Public Notice #8042 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Nov. 1,  8, 15, 2019.

 

NOTICE OF SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION OF CONTRACT

TOWN OF PINEDALE

To all persons, firms, or corporations who have any claim for any work being done, or any material furnished to, Telectractors Inc., 120 N. Colter Ave, Pinedale, Wyoming 82901, for the Cole Avenue and Wilson Street Project, Pinedale, Wyoming. You are hereby notified that the Town of Pinedale, Wyoming has accepted final completion according to the Contract Documents and rules set forth in the contract between the Town of Pinedale and the afore said Contractor of the work in connection with the Cole Avenue and Wilson Street Project, and that said Contractor is entitled to final settlement thereof. You are further notified that upon the twelfth day of December,  2019, being the 41st day after the first publication of the notice, said Town of Pinedale will pay Telectractors, Inc the full amount due under said contract; and in the event your claim is not filed with the Town of Pinedale prior to said twelfth day of December, 2019, same shall be waived. This notice is given pursuant to Section 16-6- 116, Wyoming Statutes.  Dated this first day of November 2019.

By: Town Clerk

Town of Pinedale

Public Notice #8054 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Nov. 1,  8, 15, 2019.

 

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF

HOW ARD CLARK MCKELRATH, Deceased.

Probate No. 2423

NOTICE OF PROBATE

TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID ESTATE:

You are hereby notified that on the 29th day of August, 2019, the Last Will and Testament of decedent was admitted to probate by the above named Court, and that James Hutchinson was appointed as Personal Representative thereof. Any action to set aside the Will shall be filed in the Court within three months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or thereafter be forever barred.

Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the decedent or to decedent’s estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned at: P.O. Box 785, Pinedale, WY 82941.

Creditors having claims against the decedent or the estate are required to file them in duplicate with the necessary vouchers, in the office of the Clerk of said Court, on or before three months after the date of the first publication of this notice, and if such claims are not so filed, unless otherwise allowed or paid, they will be forever barred.

DATED this 11 day of October, 2019.

James Hutchinson

Personal Representative

Public Notice #8055 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Nov. 1,  8,  15, 2019.

 

FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE

WHEREAS, default in the payment of principal and interest has occurred under the terms of a promissory note (the “Note”) dated 10/15/2007 executed and delivered by Kevin Schulz and Summer Schulz to First State Bank of Pinedale and a real estate mortgage (the “Mortgage”) of the same date securing the Note, which Mortgage was executed and delivered by Kevin Schulz and Summer Schulz, husband and wife (the “Mortgagors”), to  First State Bank of Pinedale, and which Mortgage was recorded on 10/24/2007, as Instrument No. 331305, Book No. 155 Mtg., Page No. 303 in the records of the office of the County Clerk and ex-officio Register of Deeds in and for Sublette County, State of Wyoming; and

WHEREAS, the Mortgage contains a power of sale which by reason of said default, the Mortgagee declares to have become operative, and no suit or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt secured by the Mortgage, or any part there-of, nor has any such suit or proceeding been instituted and the same discontinued; and

WHEREAS, written notice of intent to foreclose the Mortgage by advertisement and sale has been served upon the record owner and the party in possession of the mortgaged premises at least ten (10) days prior to the commencement of this publication, and the amount due upon the Mortgage on the date of first publication of this notice of sale being the total sum of $214,434.64 which sum consists of the unpaid principal balance of $202,059.79 plus Interest accrued to the date of the first publication of this notice in the amount of $8,065.51 plus attorneys’ fees, costs expended, and accruing interest and late charges after the date of first publication of this notice of sale;

WHEREAS, the property being foreclosed upon may be subject to other liens and encumbrances that will not be extinguished at the sale. Any prospective purchaser should research the status of title before submitting a bid;

NOW, THEREFORE Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., successor by merger with First State Bank of Pinedale, as the Mortgagee, will have the Mortgage foreclosed as by law provided by causing the mortgaged property to be sold at public venue by the Sheriff or Deputy Sheriff in and for Sublette County, Wyoming to the highest bidder for cash at 10:00 AM o’clock in the forenoon on 12/13/2019 at the Sublette County Courthouse, 21 S Tyler, Pinedale, WY, 82941, Sublette County for application on the above-described amounts secured by the Mortgage, said mortgaged property being described as follows, to-wit:

LOT 130, BLOCK 2 OF THE BARGER SUBDIVISION, SUBLETTE COUNTY, WYOMING AS THE SAME APPEARS ON THE OFFICIAL PLATS THEREOF FILED OF RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE SUBLETTE COUNTY CLERK.

ALSO KNOWN AS:

LOT 130, BLOCK 2 OF THE BARGER SUBDIVISION, FIRST FILING AS SET OUT ON THAT PLAT MAP RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK OF SUBLETTE COUNTY ON JANUARY 6, 1970 IN BOOK 26 OF MISC., PAGE 328.                 

With an address of : 8 Pawnee Path Pinedale, WY 82941.

Together with all improvements thereon situate and all fixtures and appurtenances thereto. 

Date   10/25/2019

Brian G. Sayer

Brian G. Sayer

  1. Morgan Lasley

Marcello G. Rojas

The Sayer Law Group, P.C.

925 E. 4th St.                                  

Waterloo, Iowa 50703    

319-234-2530

319-232-6341

Public Notice #8057 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Nov. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019.

 

WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

CHEYENNE, WYOMING

NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE OF AND FINAL SETTLEMENT FOR HIGHWAY WORK

Notice is hereby given that the State Transportation Commission of Wyoming has accepted as completed according to plans, specifications and rules governing the same work performed under that certain contract between the State of Wyoming, acting through said Commission, and McGarvin-Moberley Construction Co., The Contractor, on Highway Project Number P114037 in Sublette County, consisting of grading, profile milling plant mix, hot plant mix (recycle), bridge and miscellaneous work and the Contractor is entitled to final settlement therefore; that the Director of the Department of Transportation will cause said Contractor to be paid the full amount due him under said contract on December 26, 2019.

The date of the first publication of this Notice is November 15, 2019.

STATE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION OF WYOMING

By: Rodney W. Freier, Jr.

Budget Manager

Budget Program

Public Notice #8058 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Nov. 15, 22, 29, 2019.

 

OFFICIAL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PROCEEDINGS

OCTOBER 14, 2019

The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session at the Marbleton Town Hall on this date at 9:00 A.M. with David Burnett, Joel Bousman, Mack Rawhouser, Tom Noble, Doug Vickrey, Mike Crosson, Skylar Wilson, Matt Gaffney, Holly Dabb of the Pinedale Roundup, and Carrie Long, County Clerk present. 

Chairman Burnett led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance. 

It was moved by Commissioner Bousman and seconded by Commissioner Rawhouser to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried.

The minutes of the regular meeting on October 1, 2019 were approved and ordered filed on motion by Commissioner Rawhouser, seconded by Commissioner Noble.  Motion carried.

Billy Pape, Road & Bridge Superintendent, updated the Board on current activities. Pape stated the crusher has been moved to the Harrower Pit.  Everything else running as usual.

Mike Jackson, representing Rio Verde Engineering, advised the Board the cultural studies are being conducted on the South Cottonwood Project.

Mike Crosson, County Attorney, met with the Board to request approval of a Resolution and Request for Special Prosecutor.  Crosson explained his office was short staffed and he needed to have another Attorney available to meet court needs.  He stated the duration would probably be one week.  It was moved by Commissioner Noble, seconded by Commissioner Vickrey that the Sweetwater County Attorney’s Office, including all Deputy County Attorneys, be appointed and employed as Special Prosecutor to perform the duties necessary for the stated reason.  Motion carried.  

Todd Hurd, representing Forsgren and Associates, met with the Board regarding the Request for Proposal for engineering services for the Hoback Ranch Grant.  The Board received proposals from Jorgenson & Associates and Rio Verde Engineering.   It was moved by Commissioner Bousman, seconded by Commissioner Rawhouser to approve the bid submitted by Jorgenson not to exceed $22,500.00.  Commissioners Rawhouser, Bousman and Noble voted aye, Commissioners Burnett and Vickrey voted nay.  Motion carried 3 to 2.

Dennis Fornstrom, Planning and Zoning Administrator, met with the Board to request a plat amendment. 

The applicant Robert Nigro is requesting a Plat Amendment to the Rocky Roads Subdivision, pursuant to Chapter XII, Subchapter IV, Section 4 of the Sublette County Zoning and Development Regulations. This application proposes the vacation of Lots 2 & 3 of the Rocky Roads Subdivision and the creation of Lots 17 & 18 of the Rocky Roads First Amendment.

This proposal would reconfigure the existing lot line between said Lots 2 & 3 from East to West, to North and South. The lots are currently Zoned (R-R) Rural Residential with no proposed change in Zoning. The setback requirements within the (R-R) Rural Residential Zoning District is 25ft. front setback, 10ft. side setback, and 25ft. rear setback. This proposal would increase the building setbacks of lot 17 to 25ft. front setback, 10ft. side setback on the north side and 40ft. on the south side, with a 100ft. rear setback. Setbacks for Lot 18 would not be changed. The setbacks for Lot 17 & 18 are depicted on the proposed Rocky Roads First Amendment, Plat. The current acreage of each lot will not change with the reconfiguration of the new proposed lot line. It was moved by Commissioner Noble, seconded by Commissioner Vickrey to grant the plat amendment.  Motion carried.

Fornstrom also presented a request for conditional use permit.  The application was from Freddie Botur, FBNF Limited Partnership requesting a Conditional Use Permit within the Agricultural Zoning District to allow for a Temporary Camp, Guest Ranch and Outfitters, and Bed and Breakfast to be allowed on property located within Section 23, T32N, R114W, of the 6th pm, Sublette County, Wyoming. This parcel is known as the Beecher Place, and is located at 183 North Beecher Creek, BLM 5217.  Fornstrom stated the applicant wanted the permit in order to set up tents and market as a ‘Glamping’ experience.  It was moved by Commissioner Bousman, seconded by Commissioner Rawhouser to table the request for further review.  Motion carried. 

Fornstrom presented a Letter of Intent and an Easement for Utility Purposes between Sublette County and Union Wireless.  It was moved by Commissioner Noble, seconded by Commissioner Rawhouser to approve both.  Motion carried.

It was moved by Commissioner Noble, seconded by Commissioner Rawhouser to approve accounts payable as audited and presented by the Clerk.  Motion carried.

SUBLETTE COUNTY PAYROLL ACCT 200,000.00 / ABS ARCHITECTURAL 314.48 AIR RESOURCES HELICOPTERS, INC. 43,325.00 / ALTITUDE DRUG LLC 439.93 AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES 431.69 / AMAZON 82.83 / A TO Z HARDWARE 496.71 AXIS FORENSIC TOXICOLOGY, INC. 320.00 / MARLENE BAUMAN 562.10 MARYLISA BAXLEY 50.97 / BELVEAL’S SIGNS 30.00 / TRAVIS BING 22.95 B-N-C TRASH SERVICE INC. 543.00 / BOB BARKER COMPANY, INC. 53.96 BOMGAARS 159.35 / JOEL E. BOUSMAN 815.00 / BOULDER VETERINARY CLINIC 326.50 BRIANNE BROWER 883.20 / SCOTT CAMPBELL 150.00 / CAROLINA SOFTWARE 450.00 CDW GOVERNMENT, INC. 349.18 / COMPRESSION LEASING SERVICES, INC. 803.66 CONRAD & BISCHOFF INC. 51,527.65 / COOPER, SHAD 1,569.58 / CURTIS COVILL 166.04 MICHAEL CROSSON 340.11 / CROWN TROPHY 269.96 / CASSIE CRUMPTON 201.48 DE LAGE LANDEN FINANCIAL 151.80 / DIRECTV 223.98 / DOMINION ENERGY 497.10 DEPT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES 30,081.78 / D. SWAIN DESIGN 5,760.25 DUSTBUSTERS, INC. 43,730.92 / EAGLE UNIFORM & SUPPLY CO. 621.16 FORCE AMERICA DISTRIBUTING, LLC 202.73 / FIRST AMERICAN TITLE COMPANY 250.00 FLEETPRIDE 1,078.92 / FLICKS N PINS 147.50 FREMONT MOTOR ROCK SPRINGS INC 112.84 / FREEDOM FIGHTERS 180.00 MATTHEW GAFFNEY 209.00 / GALLS, LLC 1,369.95 / WIL GAY 213.84 CLINT GILCHRIST 312.00 / GLAXOSMITHKLINE PHARMACEUTICALS 1,440.60 GRANT GOLDEN 651.60 / GREENWOOD MAPPING, INC. 5,445.00 GREAT OUTDOOR SHOP 1,199.90 / SUSAN GULBRANDSON 346.68 / STEVE HARRISON 106.72 HIGH COUNTRY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH 5,000.00 / HENRY SCHEIN INC. 47.45 HERITAGE FOOD SERVICE GROUP 341.94 / HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CASPER 940.00 HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS - LANDER 282.00 / HOBACK LAW LLC 1,204.00 HOLIDAY INN OF CODY 626.36 / HONNEN EQUIPMENT CO. 16,413.72 DEBORAH HUECKSTAEDT 63.63 / MICHAEL HUECKSTAEDT 1,019.07 INTERSTATE BATTERIES OF 1,281.55 / IPMA-HR 172.00 JACKSON HOLE COMMUNITY 342.00 / JOHN THOMAS JOHNSTON 1,300.00 JORGENSEN ASSOCIATES PC 335.00 / RICHARD M. KAIL 803.34 / STEVE KIPP 565.38 KENWORTH SALES COMPANY 50.04 / ROBERT LAING 50.00 / TRAVIS LANNING 149.00 LARRY H MILLER JEEP DODGE 253.07 / LBISAT LLC 246.00 LEUPOLD & STEVENS, INC. 1,037.50 / LOWER VALLEY ENERGY 143.41 M & M TRANSFER INC. 10,671.92 / MADDOX AIR COMPRESSOR 237.06 JESSICA MEDRANO 279.00 / MID-AMERICAN RESEARCH CHEMICAL 296.30 MIDWAY MALL 77.40 / MODERN PRINTING COMPANY 154.08 / MOOSELY MAILBOXES 35.74 TIARA MORGAN 88.70 / NASRO 495.00 / NATIONAL EMERGENCY NUMBER ASSC. 142.00 NO HASSLE AUTO GLASS LLC 315.00 / NORMONT EQUIPMENT CO 153.45 OFFICE ALLY 35.00 / OFFICE DEPOT 190.58 / OFFICE OUTLET 3,795.88 PACIFIC STEEL & RECYCLING 25.93 / PERFORMANCE TECH, LLC 35.00 PETERBILT OF WYOMING 26,653.03 / PICKAROON TIMBER PRODUCTS INC 497.50 PINEDALE AUTO SUPPLY 2,367.37 / PINEDALE LUMBER 927.02 PINEDALE NATURAL GAS CO. 4,746.17 / PINEDALE ROUNDUP 1,938.00 PINEDALE SELF STORAGE 1,428.00 / THE FAMILY TREE, INC 6,222.26 PROFORCE MARKETING, INC 183.54 / PROGUARD SPORTS, INC. 162.81 CHRIS WEBB 4,693.83 / QUILL CORPORATION 678.02 RAMKOTA HOTEL AND CONFERENCE 651.00 / REBEL AUTO PARTS 1,121.53 WYOMING RANGE MEDICAL PC 3,350.00 / RENDEZVOUS POINTE 8,584.36 RESCUE ESSENTIALS 231.27 / RETAIL ACQUISITION & DEVELOPMENT 203.38 RIDLEY’S FAMILY MARKETS 30.88 / RIO VERDE ENGINEERING 34,948.75 ROCKY MOUNTAIN POWER 26,252.15 / ROCKY MOUNTAIN WASH, LLC 707.50 ROCKY MOUNTAIN YETI PINEDALE 2,159.72 / ROCK SPRINGS WINNELSON 253.98 SAFETY SUPPLY & SIGN CO. INC 526.13 / SATCOM GLOBAL 282.65 JENESS SAXTON 455.62 / DON SCHOOLEY 50.00 SUBLETTE COUNTY RURAL HEALTH 9,445.70 / SOUTHERN FOLGER DETENTION 38,953.00 SHADOW MOUNTAIN WATER OF WY 124.50 / DAVID SIEFKES 21.81 / MEGAN SMITH 553.20 ST. JOHN’S MEDICAL CENTER 6,054.76 / SUBLETTE EXAMINER 275.00 T & L SALVAGE & REPAIR 89.00 / THARPE CONSULTING 375.00 THE TIRE DEN, INC. 4,251.32 / TOWN OF MARBLETON 204.00 TOWN OF PINEDALE 2,291.51 / TRANS UNION RISK AND ALTERNATIVE 110.80 ULINE 66.62 / UNEMPLOYMENT TAX DIVISION 1,003.51 UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING 8,367.00 / VERIZON WIRELESS 4,291.54 VISIONARY COMMUNICATIONS INC 50.52 / WAXIE SANITARY SUPPLY 1,760.68 WYOMING CLERK OF DISTRICT COURT 150.00 / WY DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION 7.00 WEX BANK 1,800.66 / GARY WILSON 17.83 / WILDRED SERVICES 1,300.00 WIND RIVER WEB SERVICES LLC 1,010.00 / SKYLAR WILSON 288.00 WESTERN WYOMING COMMUNITY COLLEGE 990.00 / WYOMING MACHINERY COMPANY 96,175.47 WYOMING.COM 10.00 / WYO LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY 652.25 WYOMING WATERWORKS, LLC 99.75 / WYOMING STATE BAR 100.00 XEROX CORPORATION 2,983.33 / XYLEM DEWATERING SOLUTIONS, INC. 2,673.19 JESSICA MEDRANO 329.44

It was moved by Commissioner Bousman, seconded by Commissioner Noble to approve a funding request from Mountain States Legal Foundation in the amount of $5000.  Motion carried.  Chairman Burnett requested that the Clerk contact the Foundation to relay the Board’s desire to meet with a representative in person.  

It was moved by Commissioner Bousman, seconded by Commissioner Rawhouser to approve the bond for Valerie Williams, Treasurer for the big Piney Cemetery District.  Motion carried. 

Old Business:

Commissioner Rawhouser stated he continues to attend the monthly lunch at the senior center to listen to citizens’ concerns and suggestions.

Commissioner Bousman said he traveled to Cheyenne last week at the invitation the Forest Service as a representative of Region 4. He stated the goal of the meeting was to facilitate communication between Region 2 and Region 4 regarding streamlining processes and lending expertise as needed. 

Commissioner Bousman stated he had also talked with Paul Ulrich from Jonah Energy regarding recent events in the Jonah Field and possible future economic repercussions. 

Commissioner Vickrey stated he had nothing to report but did want to acknowledge the new County Administrator, Matt Gaffney, and wished to convey his support in future endeavors.  

Matt Gaffney, County Administrator, reported he is currently receiving job descriptions from each county department.  He said he will be amending the current handbook to remove the County Attorney’s office as the point of contact for HR issues.  He will also be working on streamlining the current hiring process to be standardized as much as possible. He is looking into ways to cut costs in Workers Compensation and has engaged contact with the insurance carrier, One Beacon, and addressing their previous concerns.  

Emily Paravicini, County Treasurer, met with the Board to discuss the delinquent taxes of Black Diamond Energy of Delaware.  She stated they continue to pay their personal property taxes but haven’t paid their ad valorem tax or severance tax in several years.  She stated the Board entered into an Agreement with them in 2012 but the company is now in arrears in an amount of approximately $174,000.  The Board suggested she seek advice from the Attorney General’s office or pursue a judgment through District Court.

Paravicini also requested direction from the Board regarding payment to the State of Wyoming in the amount of $1,621,064.34.  This payment stems from Badger Daylighting paying sales tax and titling numerous vehicles in Sublette County for several years without meeting criteria that would establish a sales tax event.  She said the Department of Revenue had determined that approximately $5 million dollars should be repaid to Badger Daylighting who would then have to address sales tax in the states where the vehicles are being operated.  Paravicini stated the State of Wyoming was going to pay the total amount due to Badger and would accept payment from Sublette County as the Board desired to be invoiced.  It was moved by Commissioner Rawhouser, seconded by Commissioner Bousman to pay the full amount in one payment.  Motion carried.   

It was moved by Commissioner Noble, seconded by Commissioner Rawhouser to recess to Executive Session pursuant to W.S. 16-4-405(a)(ii), to discuss personnel.  Motion carried. 

The Board resumed regular session at 12:00 P.M. with no action required from the Executive Session.  There being no further business, the Board adjourned at 12:05 P.M.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SUBLETTE COUNTY, WYOMING

/s/ David Burnett, Chairman

Attest:

/s/ Carrie S. Long, County Clerk

Public Notice #8059 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Nov. 15, 2019.

 

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE

ALLEN W. STOTTS, Deceased,

 NOTICE OF APPLICATION OF SUMMARY DISTRIBUTION OF PROPERTY

To:  All persons interested in the Estate of Allen W. Stotts, Probate No. 2429.

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT ON the 29th day of October, 2019, Jolene J. Stotts made application to the Ninth Judicial District Court pursuant to Wyo. Stat. Ann., Section 2-1-205, to have all mineral rights located in Sublette and Lincoln County, Wyoming owned by the decedent set over to Jolene J. Stotts, Trustee, to the AWS & JJS Family Living Trust Dated July 31, 2012 as pursuant to Wyoming Statutes.

Notice is further given that, unless objection to this Application is filed with the  Clerk of the District Court, Sublette County, Wyoming within 30 days following the first date of publication of this notice, Petitioner shall request the Court to distribute the property pursuant to the Wyoming Statutes.

DATED  this 5th day of November, 2019

JOLENE J. STOTTS, executrix for the estate of Allen W. Stotts

Public Notice #8060 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Nov. 15,  22, 2019

 

NOTICE OF SALE OF

PERSONAL PROPERTY FOR

DELINQUENT TAXES:

State of Wyoming          )

County of Sublette         )

County Treasurer’s Office

                   November 8, 2019

   Notice is hereby given that I, Emily Paravicini, the duly elected, qualified and acting county treasurer within and for the county and state aforesaid, will on 6th day of December A.D. 2019 at the County Court House in Pinedale in the county and the state aforesaid, offer for sale the following described personal property for taxes due and unpaid. The personal property will be sold subject to any special assessments for local or public improvements.  Said sale shall take place between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. of said day and will continue from day to day, Saturday and Sundays excepted, until all of said land has been sold.

   The personal property to be offered at said sale, together with taxes, penalty, interest and costs due on the same is described as follows, to wit:

09-TH-11793

COLE, DAWN

1979 ARAGON 14X70 MTN VILLAGE PARKS

 #85.TITLE 23-0169047  TOTAL: 24.99

07-TH-13085

CASTILLO, JOSE & CHERYL

2006 FRIENDLY HOME MOBILE HOME TIT

LE# 23-0108828        TOTAL: 114.29

Witness my hand the day and year first above mentioned. Emily Paravicini, County Treasurer.

Public Notice #8061 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Nov. 15, 22, 29, 2019.

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Rules, notice is hereby given of the Application of Questar Gas Company d/b/a Dominion Energy Wyoming (Dominion Energy or Company), for approval of the 2020 year budget for Energy Efficiency Programs.

Dominion Energy is a public utility as defined by Wyo. Stat. § 37-1-101(a)(vi)(D), subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction pursuant to Wyo. Stat. § 37-2-112.

On October 31, 2019, Dominion Energy submitted its Application requesting approval of its 2020 year budget and modification to the Therm Wise® Energy Efficiency Programs pursuant to Wyo. Stat. § 37-2-121, Commission Rule Chapter 3, Section 21, and the Commission’s Order issued on February 6, 2013, in Docket No. 30010-119-GT-12 (Record No. 13321). 

Dominion Energy proposes continuing the five existing ThermWise® Energy Efficiency Programs (Programs). The five programs are the: [i] Appliance Rebates Program; [ii] Builder Rebates Program; [iii] Business Rebates Program; [iv] Home Energy Plan Program; and [v] Weatherization Rebates Program.

The Company proposes to change the Appliance Rebates Program by eliminating the 95% and 98% annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) furnaces which currently include an additional $50 rebate for electrically commutated motors (ECM) as rebate-eligible. Because of the elimination of the ECM, the Company proposes to rebate >95% and >98% AFUE furnaces at $300 and $350 respectively in 2020. The Company is also proposing to add smart water heater controllers as rebate-eligible measures in the Appliance Program in 2020. The Company proposes a $50 rebate for smart water heater controllers which meet the equipment specifications outlined in the Company’s Tariff. These two proposals also apply to the Builder Rebates Program. 

Under the Business Rebates Program, the Company will offer rebates to commercial GS customers who purchase and install qualifying natural gas efficiency measures. The Company proposes to continue this program with the elimination of the $50 ECM rebate and to establish the tiered rebate amounts for >95% and >98% AFUE furnaces at $300 and $350 respectively in 2020.  The Company also proposes to add one new tier of high efficiency boiler and one new tier of tankless water heaters to the list of current rebate-eligible equipment in the 2020 ThermWise Business Program.  The Company also proposes to introduce a pilot midstream incentive in 2020. Under this rebate method, the Company would pay rebates to boiler distributors, rather than directly to customers, as has been done historically.

The Company proposes no major changes to the Home Energy Plan or the Weatherization Rebates Program.

Dominion Energy projects the total 2020 budget for the Programs and Market Transformation Initiative to be $211,964, a decrease of 3% from the 2019 budget.  Dominion Energy states the requested budget decrease is due to lower expected participation in the 2020 Weatherization Program and expected reductions in administrative and rebate processing costs in 2020. The Company estimates a total natural gas savings at 7,994 Dth/year, 2% below the projected 2019 natural gas savings estimate.

This is not a complete description of the Application. Dominion Energy’s Application is on file at the Company’s business office located at 1005 D Street, Rock Springs, Wyoming, and at the Commission’s offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The Application is available for inspection by any interested person during regular business hours or online at psc.wyo.gov.  Please mention Docket No. 30010-186-GT-19 (Record No. 15381) in your communications.

Anyone desiring to file a statement, public comment, protest, intervention petition, or request for a public hearing in this matter must file in writing with the Commission on or before December 6, 2019.  A proposed intervention or request for hearing must set forth the grounds under which they are made and the position and interest of the petitioner in this proceeding.

If you wish to intervene in this matter or request a public hearing that you will attend, or if you wish to file a statement, public comment, or protest, and you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Commission at (307) 777-7427, or write to the Commission at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002, to make arrangements.  Communications impaired persons may also contact the Commission by accessing Wyoming Relay at 711. 

Dated: November 6, 2019.

Public Notice #8062 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Nov. 15, 22, 2019.

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Rules, notice is hereby given of the Application of Questar Gas Company d/b/a Dominion Energy Wyoming (Dominion Energy or Company), for approval of the 2020 year budget for Energy Efficiency Programs.

Dominion Energy is a public utility as defined by Wyo. Stat. § 37-1-101(a)(vi)(D), subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction pursuant to Wyo. Stat. § 37-2-112.

On October 31, 2019, Dominion Energy submitted its Application requesting approval of its 2020 year budget and modification to the Therm Wise® Energy Efficiency Programs pursuant to Wyo. Stat. § 37-2-121, Commission Rule Chapter 3, Section 21, and the Commission’s Order issued on February 6, 2013, in Docket No. 30010-119-GT-12 (Record No. 13321). 

Dominion Energy proposes continuing the five existing ThermWise® Energy Efficiency Programs (Programs). The five programs are the: [i] Appliance Rebates Program; [ii] Builder Rebates Program; [iii] Business Rebates Program; [iv] Home Energy Plan Program; and [v] Weatherization Rebates Program.

The Company proposes to change the Appliance Rebates Program by eliminating the 95% and 98% annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) furnaces which currently include an additional $50 rebate for electrically commutated motors (ECM) as rebate-eligible. Because of the elimination of the ECM, the Company proposes to rebate >95% and >98% AFUE furnaces at $300 and $350 respectively in 2020. The Company is also proposing to add smart water heater controllers as rebate-eligible measures in the Appliance Program in 2020. The Company proposes a $50 rebate for smart water heater controllers which meet the equipment specifications outlined in the Company’s Tariff. These two proposals also apply to the Builder Rebates Program. 

Under the Business Rebates Program, the Company will offer rebates to commercial GS customers who purchase and install qualifying natural gas efficiency measures. The Company proposes to continue this program with the elimination of the $50 ECM rebate and to establish the tiered rebate amounts for >95% and >98% AFUE furnaces at $300 and $350 respectively in 2020.  The Company also proposes to add one new tier of high efficiency boiler and one new tier of tankless water heaters to the list of current rebate-eligible equipment in the 2020 ThermWise Business Program.  The Company also proposes to introduce a pilot midstream incentive in 2020. Under this rebate method, the Company would pay rebates to boiler distributors, rather than directly to customers, as has been done historically.

The Company proposes no major changes to the Home Energy Plan or the Weatherization Rebates Program.

Dominion Energy projects the total 2020 budget for the Programs and Market Transformation Initiative to be $211,964, a decrease of 3% from the 2019 budget.  Dominion Energy states the requested budget decrease is due to lower expected participation in the 2020 Weatherization Program and expected reductions in administrative and rebate processing costs in 2020. The Company estimates a total natural gas savings at 7,994 Dth/year, 2% below the projected 2019 natural gas savings estimate.

This is not a complete description of the Application. Dominion Energy’s Application is on file at the Company’s business office located at 1005 D Street, Rock Springs, Wyoming, and at the Commission’s offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The Application is available for inspection by any interested person during regular business hours or online at psc.wyo.gov.  Please mention Docket No. 30010-186-GT-19 (Record No. 15381) in your communications.

Anyone desiring to file a statement, public comment, protest, intervention petition, or request for a public hearing in this matter must file in writing with the Commission on or before December 6, 2019.  A proposed intervention or request for hearing must set forth the grounds under which they are made and the position and interest of the petitioner in this proceeding.

If you wish to intervene in this matter or request a public hearing that you will attend, or if you wish to file a statement, public comment, or protest, and you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Commission at (307) 777-7427, or write to the Commission at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002, to make arrangements.  Communications impaired persons may also contact the Commission by accessing Wyoming Relay at 711. 

Dated: November 6, 2019.

Public Notice #8062 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Nov. 15, 22, 2019.

 

 

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