IN THE DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR SUBLETTE COUNTY, WYOMING
NINTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE
KEITH ALAN MURPHY,
Probate No. 2500
NOTICE OF PROBATE
You are hereby notified that on the 26 day of October, 2021, the estate of the above named decedent was admitted to probate by the above named court, and that Timothy Lee Murphy was appointed as Personal Administrator thereof. Any action to set aside the probate shall be brought within three (3) months from the date of the first publication of the notice or thereafter be 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: c/o Douglas J. Mason, P.O. Box 785, 26 S. Lincoln Ave., 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 26th day of October, 2021.
Timothy Lee Murphy
Notice #8781 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Dec. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2021.
ORDINANCE - 693
AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF PINEDALE, STATE OF WYOMING, AMENDING CHAPTER 92, TRAVEL AND TOURISM COMMISSION, OF THE PINEDALE MUNICIPAL CODE IN ITS ENTIRETY.
NOW, THEREFOR BE IT HEREBY ORDAINED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF PINEDALE, WYOMING THAT CHAPTER 92, TRAVEL AND TOURISM COMMISSION OF THE PINEDALE MUNICIPAL CODE BE HEREBY AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS:
§ 92-1. Title of ordinance.
The ordinance codified in this chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Travel and Tourism Commission Ordinance."
§ 92-2. Creation.
There shall be and there is hereby created, subject to its abolition by the Town Council at any time and for any reason, a Travel and Tourism Commission composed of five members to be appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Town Council. These members shall serve without compensation, representing as nearly as possible the local travel and tourism industry within the Town.
§ 92-3. Appointment and terms.
A. One Town Council member appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Town Council or the Mayor, at his or her option, shall be a member of the Commission. The remaining four standard members shall also be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Town Council.
B. Appointments shall run from July 1 of each year and each appointed member shall serve for a term of three years. The Town Council member or Mayor, at his or her option, shall be appointed for the term of office of such person and can be replaced by another Council member or Mayor at his or her option during that term at the discretion of the Mayor with the approval of the Town Council.
C. Any member of the Board may be removed at any time by the Mayor with or without cause.
D. A reappointment to said Commission may be made at the expiration of three years.
E. Members must either be a resident of the Town or actively engaged in business within the Town either as an owner or employee.
§ 92-4. Filling of vacancies.
Vacancies occurring in the office of a member of the Commission shall be filled by appointment as in the first instance and such appointee shall serve for the remainder of the then current unexpired term of such office.
§ 92-5. Organization and officers.
Immediately following their appointment, the members of the Commission shall meet, organize, elect a Chairman, a Vice Chairman, a Secretary/Treasurer and such other officers as it may deem necessary and adopt and later change or alter rules and regulations of organization and procedure consistent with Town ordinances and state laws and subject to approval by the Town Council.
§ 92-6. Voting.
Each member of the Commission shall have one vote.
§ 92-7. Duties.
A. The Commission shall advise the Town Council in the administration of the revenues collected by the Town from the lodging tax imposed under WS § 39-15-203(a)(ii) and of the expenditure of all such funds, the primary purpose of which is for local travel and tourism promotion. All such expenditures shall only be made as comply with the annual budget approved by the Town Council. Expenditures for travel and tourism promotion shall be limited to: promotional materials, travel for promotion, digital advertising, marketing platforms, digital asset development, television and radio advertising, printed advertising, promotion of tours, and support of events reasonably likely to draw out of Town overnight visitors and other specific tourism related objectives and administration.
B. The Commission shall file an annual report with the Town Council, setting forth its activities and analytics for the year.
C. The Commission shall keep written records of its proceedings, which shall be open at all times to public inspection. Monthly reports of the Commission's activity shall be made to the Town Council in person by a representative of the Commission. This report shall include copies of the minutes of all meetings held by the Commission since the last monthly report to the Town Council.
D. The Commission shall prepare an operating budget for each fiscal year and shall submit such budget to the Town Council for approval not less than two months prior to the commencement of such fiscal year.
E. The Commission shall prepare a comprehensive promotion and marketing plan in order to attract local travelers and tourism, looking to the present and future development and growth of the Town.
F. The Commission is an agency of the Town and shall fully comply with all provisions of Articles 2 and 4 of Chapter 4 of Title 16 of the Wyoming Statutes relating to public records and public meetings.
§ 92-8. General authority.
The Commission shall have the following general authority:
A. To arrange and conduct any form of publicity relative to its activities for the general purpose of public understanding and awareness;
B. To cooperate with municipal or regional lodging tax commissions and other agencies or groups to further its goals and objectives and to assure harmonious and integrated promotion of the Town;
C. To exercise such other powers germane to the powers granted by statute and this chapter.
The Commission shall have limited spending authority. Expenditures may be approved by the Commission if said expenditures are contained within the annual budget approved by the Town Council. All expenditures shall conform with the Town’s Procurement Policy as adopted. Contracts, once recommended to the Town Council, may only be executed by the mayor.
§ 92-9. Majority vote.
A majority of the members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, which shall be transacted by a majority vote of the members constituting such quorum in all matters except recommendations to the Town Council for the council's official consideration and action, which shall require a majority vote of all the appointed members.
§ 92-10. Funds and appropriations.
There is hereby created a special revenue fund to be known as the Lodging Tax Fund to account for the lodging taxes as distributed by the Wyoming Department of Revenue and Taxation to the Town Clerk/Treasurer. Distributions from said account shall be made by the Town on individual sworn itemized vouchers for services and goods provided to the Commission. These vouchers, prior to payment, shall first be approved by the Secretary/Treasurer or the Chairman of the Commission and then submitted to and approved by the Town Council.
PASSED ON FIRST READING ON OCTOBER 25, 2021.
PASSED ON SECOND READING ON NOVEMBER 8, 2021.
PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED ON THIRD READING ON NOVEMBER 22, 2021.
ATTEST: TOWN OF PINEDALE,
BY: MATT W. MURDOCK, MAYOR
Notice #8782 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Dec. 3, 2021.
STATE OF WYOMING )
COUNTY OF SUBLETTE )§
TOWN OF PINEDALE )
The Town Council of the Town of Pinedale met in regular session on Monday, November 8, 2021, in the Lovatt Room of the Sublette County Library.
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Matt Murdock at 5:00 p.m. Council members present: Tyler Swafford, Judi Boyce, Isaac Best and Dean Loftus. Those in attendance included: Brian Gray, representing Jorgensen Associates; Robert Galbreath, representing the Pinedale Roundup; John Overgaag; and Director of Public Works, Abram Pearce. Wes Werbelow, representing T-O Engineers; Tesa Manning and Town Clerk, Maureen Rudnick, attended via teleconference.
Mayor Murdock led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Councilman Swafford to amend the agenda to include H-1 Executive Session to discuss personnel and pending litigation. Seconded by Councilman Loftus. Motion passed 5-0.
Motion by Councilwoman Boyce to approve the minutes of the October 25, 2021, regular Town Council meeting after amending a name correction from Peggy Carlson to Peggy Weber. Seconded by Councilman Best. Motion passed 5-0.
During Citizen/Council Concerns, John Overgaag complemented Town Staff, the Chamber of Commerce, the Sheriff’s Department and Lion’s Club on the Halloween Eve business trick-or-treating.
Councilman Loftus questioned the number of divots in the park and was informed they were actually piles of moose droppings.
Motion by Councilman Loftus to approve the cancellation of the regular Town Council meeting currently scheduled for December 27, 2021. Seconded by Councilman Best. Motion passed 5-0.
Motion by Councilman Swafford to approve the annual employee retention awards in the amount of $250 for full-time employees, $150 for part-time employees and $50 for on-call-only employees that have been employed as of December 1, 2021. Seconded by Councilman Loftus. Motion passed 5-0.
Council discussed options for a grill hood and appliance specifications for the concession area at Dudley Key Sports Complex and directed Town staff to conduct further research
Council discussed dedication plans for Tegeler Park to coincide with the tree lighting and Christmas parade on December 11, 2021.
Council discussed the amendment of Chapter 475; Accessory Dwelling Units, as related to short-term rentals.
Motion by Councilwoman Boyce to approve the Pinedale Aquatic Center’s Temporary Use application for the Frosty 5K Fun Run on December 18, 2021. Seconded by Councilman Best. Motion passed 5-0.
Council reviewed the 2021-2022 Town of Pinedale Snow Removal Policy.
Motion by Councilwoman Boyce to approve a one-month lease for the airport house with T-O Engineers in the amount of $2,000 for the month of November 2021. Seconded by Councilman Best. Motion passed 5-0.
Motion by Councilman Swafford to approve the WYDOT Scope of Work for the traffic study on Pine Street. Seconded by Councilman Loftus. Motion passed 5-0.
Motion by Councilman Best to approve the 2021 PNA Pavement Maintenance Project Change Order No. 1. Seconded by Councilwoman Boyce. Motion passed 5-0.
Motion by Councilman Swafford to approve the 2021 PNA Pavement Maintenance Project Final Acceptance. Seconded by Councilman Loftus. Motion passed 5-0.
Motion by Councilwoman Boyce to approve the Expand E GA Apron Schedule B Fuel Farm Change Order No. 3. in the amount of $20,444.50 making the total contract price $329,445.50. Seconded by Councilman Best. Motion passed 5-0.
Motion by Councilman Loftus to approve the Expand E GA Apron Schedule B Fuel Farm Final Acceptance. Seconded by Councilman Swafford. Motion passed 5-0.
Motion by Councilman Swafford to approve Ordinance 693, on second read, an Ordinance of the Town of Pinedale, State of Wyoming, amending Chapter 92, Travel and Tourism Commission, of the Pinedale Municipal Code, in its entirety. Seconded by Councilwoman Boyce. Motion passed 5-0.
Motion by Councilman Swafford to approve Ordinance 694, on first read, an Ordinance of the Town of Pinedale, State of Wyoming, amending Chapter 395, Article II, Obstructions, of the Pinedale Municipal Code, in its entirety. Seconded by Councilman Best. Motion passed 5-0.
The following bills were presented for payment: A to Z Hardware, $1,804.58; Avail Valley Construction, $22,100.06; Black Mountain Rentals-Pinedale, $326.50; B-N-C Trash Service, $172.50; Bomgaars Supply, $185.90; Centurylink, $1,087.11; CH Diagnostic & Consulting Service Inc., $1,740.00; Daktronics Inc, $14,870.00; De Lage Landen Financial Services, $30.40; Emblem Aviation, $100.00; Energy Laboratories, $773.00; Fabelina, Anna, $403.20; Fagnant, Lewis & Brinda, PC, $850.00; Ferguson Waterworks #1116, $12,465.00; Freedom Mailing Services, Inc, $473.85; HK Contractors, Inc., $1,227,655.57; Idexx Distribution, Inc, $1,901.19; Jorgensen Associates PC, $460.00; KPIN, $584.00; Leniger, Emily, $11.26; Moosely Mailboxes & More, $13.10; Mountainland Supply Company, $463.00; Northwest Scientific, Inc., $722.17; Pinedale Half Marathon Committee, $868.91; Pinedale Lumber, $240.56; Rebel Auto Parts, $351.04; Ridley's Family Market, $17.04; Rocky Mountain Power, $3,834.05; Rudnick, Maureen, $861.24; Straight Stripe Painting Inc., $15,575.73; Sturman, Amy, $177.00; The Door Man, $2,443.44; T-O Engineers, $114,263.50; Town Of Pinedale Water/Sewer, $2,562.63; Tri-County Sanitation, Inc., $250.00; Union Telephone Company, Inc., $267.18; Upper Case Printing, Ink, $17.67; Verizon Wireless, $332.00; Wyoming Dept Of Transportation, $10,908.85; Wyoming Machinery Co, $292.11
Motion by Councilwoman Boyce to approve the bills in the amount of $87,937.07 for 11/08/2021 paid with checks 27969 through 28016. Seconded by Councilman Loftus. Motion passed 5-0.
Motion by Councilman Swafford to enter Executive Session to discuss personnel and pending litigation at 5:58 p.m. Seconded by Councilman Best. Motion passed 5-0.
Motion by Councilman Best to exit Executive Session at 6:21 p.m. Seconded by Councilwoman Boyce. Motion passed 5-0.
Motion by Councilman Loftus to enter into Regular Session at 6:22 p.m. Seconded by Councilwoman Boyce. Motion passed 5-0.
Motion by Councilwoman Boyce to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Councilman Best. Motion passed 5-0. The meeting adjourned at 6:22 p.m.
Matt Murdock, Mayor
ATTEST: Amy Sturman, Assistant Clerk
Notice #8783 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Dec. 3, 2021.
Sublette County School District #1 will hold a garage sale Saturday, December 4th from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. The sale will be held in the maintenance building located behind the high school. There will be a variety of surplus items available such as desks, chairs, tables, shelving, power tools, kitchen equipment, welding equipment, etc.
The following items will be sold through a sealed bid. (Bidders will be notified on Tuesday, December 7, 2021)
Plasma Cutter (needs work)
Metal Lathe (needs work)
Pottery Wheels (Needs work)
Notice #8784 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Dec. 3, 2021.
STATE OF WYOMING
COUNTY OF SUBLETTE
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE )
OF JOSEPH T. KAUTZA, )
a/k/a JOSEPH THOMAS KAUTZA, )
JOSEPH KAUTZA )
IN THE DISTRICT COURT )
NINTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT )
PROBATE NO. 2021- 2504 )
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR A DECREE OF SUMMARY DISTRIBUTION OF REAL PROPERTY
TAKE NOTICE that on 11/23/21 an Application for Decree of Summary Distribution relating to the real property of the Decedent, JOSEPH T. KAUTZA, a/k/a JOSEPH THOMAS KAUTZA, a/k/a JOSEPH KAUTZA, was filed in the District Court of Sublette County, Wyoming Ninth Judicial District. The Decedent died on 8/18/21 owning an interest in real property located in Sublette County, Wyoming described as:
Lot One Hundred Forty'-Four (144), Block Four (4) of the Barger Subdivision, Fourth Filing, Sublette County, Wyoming as set out on that plat map recorded in the Office of the County Clerk of Sublette County on November 4, 1974 in Book 30 of Misc., Page 210A;
TOGETHER WITH all improvements and appurtenances, water and water rights, ditch and ditch rights, reservoir and reservoir rights thereunto appertaining. SUBJECT TO reservations and restrictions contained in the United States patents, to easements and rights-of-way of record or in use, to prior mineral reservations of record and to all other matters of public record.
This Application prayed that the Court, after due and proper publication as required by statute, enter its Decree of Summary Distribution of Real Property herein and that said Decree set over
all of the interest of the Decedent, JOSEPH T. KAUTZA, a/k/a JOSEPH THOMAS KAUTZA,
a/k/a JOSEPH KAUTZA, in and to the above described property to WENDY C. KAUTZA. If
no objection to this Application has been filed within thirty (30) days of the first date of publication of this Notice, the Court will enter a Decree of Summary Distribution establishing
the right and title to the above property according to the Application.
DATED this 24th day of November, 2021.
Janet K. Montgomery
Clerk of District Court
Notice #8785 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Dec. 3, 10, 2021.
BEFORE THE OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION
OF THE STATE OF WYOMING
The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (WOGCC) will meet at 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, and WOGCC Examiners will meet beginning Monday, December 13, 2021, and subsequent days between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., to consider the following matters at the office of the State Oil and Gas Supervisor, 2211 King Boulevard, Casper, Wyoming.
DOCKET NO. / APPLICANT / MATTER / S-T-R / FORMATION / COUNTY
788-2021 / Jonah Energy / 1437.23-Acre D&S Unit / 31-29-108; 35.36-29-109 / Lance Pool / Sublette
789-2021 / Jonah Energy / 1435.88-Acre D&S Unit / 30-29-108; 25.26-29-109 / Lance Pool / Sublette
790-2021 / Jonah Energy / 1592.28-Acre D&S Unit / 19-29-108; 23.24-29-109 / Lance Pool / Sublette
791-2021 / Jonah Energy / 1419.29-Acre D&S Unit / 18-29-108; 13.14-29-109 / Lance Pool / Sublette
Any interested party is entitled to appear and be heard by the Commission at the time and date listed above. Protests to applications shall be in writing and filed with the State Oil and Gas Supervisor at least three (3) business days prior to the date of hearing pursuant to Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Rules & Regulations, Chapter 5, Section 11 and Chapter 5, Section 26.
Pursuant to Chapter 5, Section 12 of the Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Rules & Regulations, the written protest must state the grounds of the protest and include information and evidence to demonstrate that: (a) the protestant is a party entitled to notice or relief under Wyo. Stat. Ann. §§ 30-5-101 through 30-5-410; (b) the protestant seeks a remedy that is within the jurisdiction and authority of the Commission. No action shall be taken on an objection or protest that is not timely filed.
DATED this 24th day of November 2021.
Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission
/s/ Tom Kropatsch, Oil & Gas Supervisor / Commission Secretary
Notice #8786 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Dec. 3, 2021.