12/13/2019 Pinedale Roundup legal notices


IN THE DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR SUBLETTE COUNTY, WYOMING

NINTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

THE ESTATE OF BARBARA E. BOYCE,  )

Plaintiff,          )

  1. )

THE ESTATE OF CONNIE S. BINNING, )

THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM P. BINNING,           )

WILLIAM P. BINNING LIVING TRUST, )

Defendants.    )

Civil Action No. 8720

Legal Notice

TO: THE ESTATE OF CONNIE S. BINNING

THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM P. BINNING

WILLIAM P. BINNING LIVING TRUST

Address Unknown

TAKE NOTICE that the Estate of Barbara E. Boyce, has file a Complaint in the District Court, Ninth Judicial District, Sublette County, Wyoming to quiet title to:

Lots 6 and 7 in Block 2 of the Triangle Addition to the Town of Pinedale as said lot and block appear on the plat and map of said subdivision on file and of record in the office of the Sublette County Clerk,

Together with all buildings and improvements situate thereon or appurtenant thereto.

as fee simple owner of said real property naming you as Defendant, alleging that you claim estates, rights, titles, liens and interests which are adverse to those of the Plaintiff, and that Plaintiff is seeking to have her title to said real property forever quieted and a judicial determination that you have no estates, rights, titles, liens or interests therein.

FURTHER, you are notified that you are required to answer Plaintiffs Complaint on or before January 12, 2020 by filing the same with the Clerk of this Court; otherwise, said Complaint shall be taken as true and judgment shall be rendered against you accordingly.

Janet Montgomery

Cleark of Districk Court

Susan Gulbrandson

Deputy Clerk of District Court

Public Notice #8077 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Nov.  22, 29, Dec. 6, 13, 2019

 

ABANDONED VEHICLE NOTICE

YEAR 1999

MAKE Ford

MODEL F250

VIN# 1FTNW21L1XEB09458

DATE & TIME OF SALE December 16, 2019, 9 AM

LOCATION 42 S. Bridger, Pinedale, WY

$1,000

Public Notice #8089 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Dec. 6, 13, 2019

 

FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE

WHEREAS NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN that a default in the payment under the terms of a secured and perfected Note has occurred.  The Note is secured by a Mortgage dated December 14, 2009 and recorded on December 17, 2009 at REC # 346459 Book 176 Mtg., Page 604 in the records of Sublette County, Wyoming from James Cochran and Rebecca L Dennis, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Bank of America, N.A. for the amount of $178,571.00.  The Mortgage having been assigned to and now in possession of Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC, through assignments recorded on January 3, 2012 at REC# 358481 Book 188 Mtg., Page 588 and July 29, 2019 at REC# 399207 Book 237 Mtg., Page 23 in the records of Sublette County, Wyoming.

WHEREAS the Mortgage contains a power of sale, which by reason of the default that has occurred, the Mortgagee has declared to become operative, and no suit or proceeding has been instituted to recover the debt secured by the Mortgage, or any part thereof, nor has any suit or proceeding instituted and the same discontinued and:

WHEREAS written Notice of Intent to Foreclose by Sale and Advertisement has been served upon the record owner and party in possession of the mortgaged premises at least ten (10) days prior to commencement of the publication, and the amount due upon the Mortgage at the date of first publication of this notice of sale being the total sum of $150,898.46 which consists of the unpaid principal balance of $147,450.10, plus outstanding charges, attorney fees, costs expected, accruing interest and late charges after the date of first publication of this notice.

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

NOW, THEREFORE Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC as Mortgagee, will have the Mortgage foreclosed as by law provided by having the mortgaged property sold at public venue by the Sheriff or Deputy Sheriff in and for Sublette County, Wyoming to the highest bidder for cash on January 3, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the front door of the Sublette County Courthouse located at 21 South Tyler, Pinedale, Wyoming 82941.  For application on the above described amounts secured by the Mortgage, said mortgaged property being described as follows, to wit:

Lot 77, Block 2 of the Barger Subdivision, First Filing, Sublette County, Wyoming, as is set out on that plat map recorded on January 6, 1970 in Book 26 of Misc., page 328, in the Sublette County Recorder`s office. HUD Label #1322698 & #1322697, Fortune Homes, Model FO VC 2880 17, 2004, Serial #FHIN103213R, which is affixed and attached to the land and is part of the real property.

With an address of 3 Oswego Trl, Boulder, Wyoming 82923.  Together with all improvements thereon situated and all fixtures and appurtenances, thereto.

Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC

Scott D. Toebben, Wyoming State Bar No. 7-5690

Randall S. Miller & Associates, P.C. - CO

216 16th Street, Suite 1210

Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 720-259-6710

[email protected]

Public Notice #8093 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27, 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 Rocky Mountain Power (RMP or the Company) for approval of its 2020 inter-jurisdictional cost allocation agreement (2020 Protocol). 

RMP is a division of PacifiCorp, an Oregon corporation, which provides electric service to retail customers through its RMP division in the states of Wyoming, Utah and Idaho through its Pacific Power division in the states of Oregon, California and Washington. RMP is a public utility as defined in Wyo. Stat. § 37-1-101(a)(vi)(C), subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction pursuant to Wyo. Stat. § 37-2-112.

On December 3, 2019, RMP submitted an Application, together with supporting testimony and exhibits, requesting approval of its 2020 Protocol. RMP states that PacifiCorp owns substantial generation and transmission facilities. Augmented with wholesale power purchases and long-term transmission contracts, these facilities operate as a single system on an integrated basis to provide service to customers in a cost-effective manner.  PacifiCorp recovers the costs of owning and operating its generation and transmission system in retail prices established from time to time in state regulatory proceedings.

Since all of RMP’s generation and transmission resources and other common or general functions are considered to be used to service RMP’s customers in all of its state jurisdictions, it is necessary to determine what portion of these costs should be allocated to customers in the state for which prices are being established. RMP states if different state commissions make different decision regarding what resources should be included in PacifiCorp’s rates, or if different state commissions adopt different policies for allocating the costs of resources among states, RMP may not be afforded an opportunity to recover its full cost of providing electric service. 

After approximately three years of discussions and negotiations, the interested parties reached an agreement that led to the 2020 Protocol agreement being present in this docket.   The 2020 Protocol will allocate costs among RMP’s multi-state service territory and ensure that the Company operates its generation and transmission system on an integrated basis to achieve a least-cost, least-risk resource portfolio, while allowing each state to pursue, independently, its ratemaking policies.

This is not a complete description of the Application.  Interested persons may inspect the Application at RMP’s business office throughout Wyoming and at the Commission’s offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming, during regular business hours.

Anyone desiring to file a public comment, statement, intervention petition, protest or request for a public hearing in this matter must do file with the Commission in writing on or before December 27, 2019. Any intervention request filed with the Commission shall set forth the grounds of the proposed intervention or request for hearing as well as the position and the interest of the petitioner in this proceeding.  The Commission will hold an Open Meeting on January 7, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. to discuss procedural matters relating to this docket.

If you wish to intervene in this matter or request a public hearing which you will attend and you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, call the Commission at (307) 777-7427 or write to the Commission, 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002. Communications-impaired persons may contact the Commission through Wyoming Relay at 711. Please mention Docket No. 20000-572-EA-19 (Record No. 15400) in your communications.

Dated:  November 22, 2019.

Public Notice #8095 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Dec. 13, 20, 2019

 

OFFICIAL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PROCEEDINGS

NOVEMBER 19, 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, Tom Noble, Doug Vickrey, Clayton Melinkovich, Skylar Wilson, Matt Gaffney, Holly Dabb of the Pinedale Roundup, and Carrie Long, County Clerk present. Mack Rawhouser was excused.

Chairman Burnett led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance.

It was moved by Commissioner Vickrey, seconded by Commissioner Noble to approve the agenda.  Motion carried.

The minutes of the regular meeting on November 5, 2019 were approved and ordered filed on motion by Commissioner Vickrey, seconded by Commissioner Bousman.  Motion carried. 

Billy Pape, Road & Bridge Superintendent, updated the Board on recent activities. 

Mike Jackson, representing Rio Verde Engineering, advised the Board the Schedule A project, Clark Draw, is out for proposal with bids due in the Rio Verde office by December 2. 

Jackson and Pape also discussed with the Board their review of Green River Lakes Road at the request of Commissioner Bousman.  Jackson presented Schedule A Agreement funding preliminary road list.  He stated the Green River Lakes road is probably beyond a Schedule A project.  Bousman stated he would like to see cooperation between the different entities working toward a good neighbor authority to fund the project.  Commissioner Noble stated he wanted to know if there were two sources of Schedule A money available between the two Ranger districts.  Jackson stated he could check with both and get the information to the Board. 

Pape requested the Landfill and Transfer station be allowed to close on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, but have containers available for anyone who needs to drop off.  He stated that date typically sees very minimal traffic.  Clerk Long pointed out potential payroll conflicts if employees took an extra day off.  Pape stated he would reschedule employees normally working that time to make up their hours earlier in the week.  Chairman Burnett directed Pape to make arrangements to be closed on the Saturday and see how it goes.

Matt Gaffney, County Administrator, met with the Board requesting their consideration of a Request for Proposals to update the County’s Land Use Plan.  He said the Wyoming Legislature has allocated $50,000 to each county to update their land use policy plan.  It was moved by Commissioner Noble, seconded by Commissioner Bousman to release the Request for Proposal.  Motion carried.  

Commissioner Bousman reminded the Board of a NACO leadership scholarship available to a Sublette County resident.  He stated he didn’t have time to attend the online class and if no other Board member was interested, he would recommend Matt Gaffney take the course.  Gaffney stated he would be willing to attend the online class.  Chairman Burnett instructed Gaffney to proceed. 

Shad Cooper, Fire Warden, and Todd Hurd, representing Forsgren & Associates, met with the Board to discuss an invoice from Forsgren in the amount of $16,340.00.  Todd explained the bill was part of a scheduled amount of $27,000 for the electrical design for the fire hall in Daniel.  Cooper explained the electrical design was necessary for the application of the State Lands Investment Board grant submitted in July.  It was moved by Commissioner Bousman, seconded by Commissioner Noble to pay the invoice.  The motion carried 3-1 with Commissioner Vickrey casting the nay vote. 

Clayton Melinkovich, Deputy County Attorney, met with the Board regarding a potential property transfer to Sublette County.  The property is owned by Crown S Land Holdings, LLC and is part of Ehman Lane.  It was moved by Commissioner Noble, seconded by Commissioner Vickrey to table the decision.  Motion carried.

It was moved by Commissioner Bousman, seconded by Commissioner Noble to approve accounts payable.  Motion carried. 

AAA CREDIT SCREENING SERVICES LLC 120.00 / ABS ARCHITECTURAL 411.00 ACTIVE911, INC. 1,250.00 / ADAMSON POLICE PRODUCTS 30.49 ALDER ENVIRONMENTAL LLC 4,993.07 / AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES 436.94 ANTLER INN 360.00 / APCO INTERNATIONAL 615.34 / A TO Z HARDWARE 765.37 JOHN BALL 100.00 / MARYLISA BAXLEY 197.59 BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE INVESTIGATIONS, 1,875.00 / BELVEAL’S SIGNS 25.00 BLACK MOUNTAIN RENTALS INC 28.49 / BOB BARKER COMPANY, INC. 115.88 BOULDER VETERINARY CLINIC 247.00 / BUCKY’S OUTDOOR, L.L.C. 8,297.83 BURNEY & COMPANY 13.90 / BUTTARS TRACTOR TREMONTON INC 499.40 CDW GOVERNMENT, INC. 9,746.40 / CONSOLIDATED ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTOR 6,278.45 CLEAN WASH LAUNDROMAT 195.00 / CONRAD & BISCHOFF INC. 7,390.75 CONTROL SOLUTIONS, INC. 30.00 / COOPER, SHAD 102.00 COUNTRY LANE GAS & GROCERIES 93.96 / CREATIVE PRODUCT SOURCE, INC. 266.49 CASSIE CRUMPTON 346.38 / CUMMINS ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC 28,981.00 DE LAGE LANDEN FINANCIAL 151.80 / DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 313.12 / DIRECTV 223.98 DJ’S GLASS PLUS 500.00 / D. SWAIN DESIGN 450.00 / DUSTBUSTERS, INC. 11,736.36 E & L MOTORS, INC. 37,120.00 / EAGLE UNIFORM & SUPPLY CO. 342.42 EMERGENCY REPORTING 1,308.00 / MICHAEL F. ENRIGHT 850.00 FASTENAL COMPANY 126.24 / FCC CONSTRUCTION LLC 4,732.98 / FERRELLGAS 2,444.68 FORSGREN ASSOCIATES INC. 16,340.00 / FREEDOM FIGHTERS 248.00 FRONTIER ELECTRIC INC. 2,212.63 / FRONTIER FORD 41,239.00 FLOW RIGHT PLUMBING AND HEATING 360.80 / GALLS, LLC 772.35 GET WESTERN ELECTRIC LLC 5,845.28 / GLAXOSMITHKLINE PHARMACEUTICALS 2,292.60 THE GPS STORE 4,499.00 / GREENWOOD MAPPING, INC. 2,947.50 HIGH COUNTRY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH 5,000.00 / HIGH DESERT PLOWING. INC 1,720.00 HONNEN EQUIPMENT CO. 999.40 / INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIES OF 250.00 INTERSTATE BATTERIES OF 419.85 / ANDREA JEAN 34.04 / ADAM JOHNSON 18.22 JORGENSEN ASSOCIATES PC 4,660.20 / KOMATSU EQUIPMENT 105.88 LARRY H MILLER JEEP DODGE 4.39 / LBISAT LLC 246.00 / JANA LEE 260.00 LOWER VALLEY ENERGY 181.33 / LR COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 59.00 M & M TRANSFER INC. 10,124.48 / MANSUR, KRYSTAL 117.98 MATTHEW BENDER & CO., INC. 60.08 / MIDWAY MALL 87.50 / MOOSELY MAILBOXES 215.72 TODD MORGAN 16.54 / NATIONAL BUSINESS FURNITURE INC 2,085.36 NATIONAL TACTICAL OFFICERS ASSC 448.00 / NUTECH SPECIALTIES INC 642.63 OFFICE ALLY 35.00 / OFFICE DEPOT 487.34 / OFFICE OUTLET 1,161.05 OVERHEAD DOOR COMPANY OF 477.88 / PACIFIC STEEL & RECYCLING 1,701.30 PERFORMANCE TECH, LLC 1,465.67 / PETERBILT OF WYOMING 15,140.76 PREVENTIVE HEALTH AND SAFETY 337.00 / PICKAROON TIMBER PRODUCTS INC 301.18 PINEDALE AUTO SUPPLY 2,442.97 / PINEDALE LUMBER 209.98 PINEDALE ROUNDUP 2,117.76 / POC NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES 528.00 POPCORN SOUP DESIGNS, LLC 35.00 / QUILL CORPORATION 598.57 WYOMING RANGE MEDICAL PC 3,650.00 / REDWOOD TOXICOLOGY LABORATORY 9.00 RELADYNE WEST, LLC 28,681.27 / RIDLEY’S FAMILY MARKETS 153.77 ROCKY MTN. HOME CENTER 100.00 / ROCKY MOUNTAIN POWER 14,789.27 ROCKY MOUNTAIN WASH, LLC 348.50 / ROCK SPRINGS WINNELSON 791.04 ROSENBAUER MINNESOTA, LLC 3,600.00 / SAFETY SUPPLY & SIGN CO. INC 72.65 S.A.M. SERVICES, LLC 5,463.00 / SATCOM GLOBAL 277.05 / JENESS SAXTON 54.65 ABIGAIL SCANLON 350.00 / SHADOW MOUNTAIN WATER OF WY 138.50 SPECIALIZED PATHOLOGY CONSULTANTS 1,175.00 / STATPACKS, INC 525.50 STUFF N THINGS 278.00 / SUBLETTE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 10.00 SUBLETTE EXAMINER 25.00 / KENNA TANNER 616.00 TEAM LABORATORY CHEMICAL, LLC 2,439.06 / TEGELER & ASSOCIATES 4,305.00 TOBY TERRELL 31.54 / TETON ORTHOPAEDICS 233.00 / THOMSON REUTERS-WEST 201.50 THE TIRE DEN, INC. 120.00 / TOOLPUSHERS SUPPLY CO. 224.84 TOWN OF MARBLETON 296.93 / TOWN OF PINEDALE 1,978.51 TRANS UNION RISK AND ALTERNATIVE 183.00 / VALLEY WIDE COOPERATIVE 97.09 VERIZON WIRELESS 4,833.28 / VOIANCE LANGUAGE SERVICES 18.05 WATTS STEAM STORE, INC. 208.20 / WAXIE SANITARY SUPPLY 2,365.67 WYOMING DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION 2.00 / WY DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION 1,803.00 WILLIAMS AUTOMOTIVE INC. 114.12 / WILDRED SERVICES 1,300.00 KENNETH WINER 37.64 / WIND RIVER BREWING CO. 234.00 WESTERN WYOMING COMMUNITY COLLEGE 825.00 / WYOMING MACHINERY COMPANY 14,938.21 WYOMING.COM 10.00 / WYOMING WATERWORKS, LLC 60.50 / XEROX CORPORATION 3,542.26 XYLEM DEWATERING SOLUTIONS, INC. 1,348.19 / YEU PATCH LLC 1,249.00 YOST BUSINESS SYSTEMS 455.46

Jeness Saxton, County Assessor, met with the Board to discuss the Oblique Photography project and future participation from the State of Wyoming 

Old Business:

Commissioner Bousman stated he had been invited as a permit holder to a meeting with the Forest Service Chief and other entities to discuss compensation regarding predator depravation.  Cat Urbigkit commented on the discussion.  She also mentioned a vacancy on the Predator Board that is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners.  Chairman Burnett stated he would like to appoint someone to that position by the next meeting on December 3 and requested the Clerk, Carrie Long, start the process to receive letters of intent. 

Commissioner Vickrey stated he had attended a DEQ meeting in Boulder.

Commissioner Noble said Union is installing fiber.

Chairman Burnett stated he and Commissioner Rawhouser had attended Town Council meeting in Marbleton and Big Piney to encourage the Councils to ban flavored vaping products.  He said they had also attended a wildlife corridor meeting and had been told the State of Wyoming had received a grant in the amount of $14.5 million.  Chairman Burnett stated he wanted to acknowledge the effort and time Commissioner Rawhouser had contributed to the project.  Commissioner Bousman stated he would like the minutes to reflect the Boards’ appreciation of Commissioner Rawhouser’s efforts. 

Dave Doorn, representing the Sublette County Rural Health Care District, updated the Board on recent activities. 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 11:40 A.M. 

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SUBLETTE COUNTY, WYOMING

/s/ David Burnett, Chairman

Attest:

/s/ Carrie S. Long, County Clerk

Public Notice #8096 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Dec. 13, 2019

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given of a public hearing on the proposed transfer of the following funds:

Unanticipated General Fund Revenue                                                  $   1,099,163.68

Equipment Reserve    892,398.72

Depreciation Reserve-Human Services                                  71,250.03

Fire Warden-Physical Exams  260.00

            TOTAL                          $   2,063,072.43

To supplement the following funds in the amounts shown:

County Commissioners-Administrator Salary                         $        71,250.03

County Commissioners-Consultants  15,830.80

            Information Technology-Equipment & Supplies                       1,240.74

Detention-Training     169.00

Law Enforcement-Public Services      672.00

Law Enforcement-Criminal Investigation       183.50

Law Enforcement-Training     2,420.40  

Law Enforcement-Maintenance on Vehicles                          28,281.00

Search & Rescue-Shop Supplies         40.00

Search & Rescue-Helicopter Seasonal

Contract          2,700.00

Public Health-Vaccine 260.00

Health Officer & Sanitarian-Outreach

Education        200.00

Road & Bridge-Materials       445.23

Treatment Court-Drug Testing/Supplies        565.00

Fairgrounds-Telephone          438.00

General Fund-Enviremedial-WBC Grant                                 1,025,803.00

General Fund-SIRS      16,495.67        Fire Warden-Apparatus-Purchase      1,000.00

Fire Warden-Utilities  40.72

Fire Warden-Retirement        45.00

Fire Warden-Training 859.62

Fire Warden-Grants    1,734.00

Fire Reserve-Capital   892,398.72

            TOTAL                          $   2,063,072.43 

The said hearing will be held in the Commissioners Meeting Room of the Sublette County Courthouse in Pinedale, Wyoming, on the 17th of December, 2019, at 11:30 a.m., at which time any and all persons interested may appear and be heard respecting such transfer of funds.

Dated this 6th day of December, 2019, at Pinedale, Wyoming.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SUBLETTE COUNTY, WYOMING

/s/ David Burnett, Chairman

Attest:

/s/ Carrie S. Long, County Clerk

Public Notice #8097 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Dec. 13, 2019

 

Sublette County is seeking Requests for Proposals for the following:

 1) Owner’s Representative contract; 2) Road Engineering contract; 3) Replacement of County’s telecommunications system. To see a complete copy of all of the Requests for Proposal, please visit www.sublettewyo.com. Requests for proposals must be received by 5:00 P.M. on January 10, 2020 to be considered. Send all proposals to: Matt Gaffney, Sublette County Administrator, P.O. Box 250 , Pinedale, WY 82941. For questions or inquiries call Matt Gaffney at 307.367.5214 or email him at [email protected]

Public Notice #8098 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Dec. 13, 2019

 

The Sublette County Commission is seeking interested applicants to serve as the County Health Officer (CHO). The CHO’s statutory duties are found at Wyoming Statute 35-1-301 et seq. The appointment will be a four year term.

 To apply for the CHO, applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume via email, fax, or mail by 5:00 P.M. by January 10, 2020. Send all materials to Sublette County Administrator Matt Gaffney, P.O. Box 250, Pinedale, Wyoming 82941 or to [email protected] The Sublette County Commission will then consider all applicants and appoint the CHO at the County Commission meeting on January 21, 2020.

 For any questions or inquiries, please contact Sublette County Administrator Matt Gaffney at 367.5214 or email him at [email protected]

Public Notice #8099 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Dec. 13, 2019

 

STATE OF WYOMING  )

COUNTY OF SUBLETTE           )§

TOWN OF PINEDALE   )

The Town Council of the Town of Pinedale met in regular session on Monday, November 25, 2019 in the Commissioners Room of the Sublette County Courthouse.

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Matt Murdock at 5:00 p.m.  Council members present: Tyler Swafford, Dean Loftus, Judi Boyce and John Paravicini. Those in attendance included: Representative Albert Sommers; Sheriff KC Lehr; Jennifer and Andrew Zook, representing Geared Up; Garret Grant, representing Wind River; Nora Farrand, representing Coral and Tusk; Kari DeWitt and Tim Ruland, representing the Pinedale Fine Arts Council (PFAC); Dave Dorn, representing the Sublette County Rural Healthcare District (SCRHCD); Lora Hittle; Holly Dabb, representing the Pinedale Roundup; Jim Washam, representing the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW); Brian Gray, representing Jorgensen Associates; Elaina Zemple, representing the Wyoming Business Council (WBC);  Abram Pearce, Ruth Neely, Jim Parker, and Jason Hart, Town employees; and Town Attorney Ed Wood.

Mayor Murdock led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Mayor Murdock began the meeting with the scheduled workshop to discuss the ballfield relocation and potential benefits of utilizing 210 West Pine Street, site of the old town hall, for a WBC program.  The mayor stated that the owners of Block 5 of the Bloomfield subdivision had offered the town a 19.4-acre lot. The owners had stated that the lot had appraised for 1.5 million dollars. They would donate the value of $750,000; accept 210 West Pine in lieu of $150,000; and finance the rest payable in annual payments of $60,000 over 10 years, with no interest. Sublette County School District Number 1 (SCSD#1) has formally offered to lease the Town the “bus barn” location for 99 years at $1.00 per year. Discussion included concern that the Town was losing real estate by giving the Town-owned ballfield land to the SCRHCD, if the Town did not own the land the new ballfields would be placed on. Council also discussed the access to both sites, and the cost both sites would add to the SCRHCD Critical Access Hospital project. Council agreed to amend the agenda later in the regular session to designate a ballfield location and direct designing and engineering to move forward.

Mayor Murdock introduced Elaina Zemple of the WBC, who discussed pros and cons of using the Town lot at 210 West Pine Street to support a grant from the WBC. The WBC offers several different programs. After discussion, Mayor Murdock tasked staff to provide council with a plan for communicating the opportunity for a Business Committed Grant to regional businesses by the December 9, 2019 meeting.

Motion by Councilman Loftus to approve the minutes of the November 14, 2019 council meeting after amending them to add “Motion passed 3-0.” at the end of paragraph 23 regarding the paying of the bills. Seconded by Councilman Swafford. Motion passed 4-0-1. Councilman Paravicini abstained.

Motion by Councilman Paravicini to approve the agenda after amending it to add H-8, Ballfield Site Selection. Seconded by Councilman Swafford. Motion passed 5-0.

Mayor Murdock presented Jim Parker with a plaque in recognition of his 14 years of meritorious service to the Town of Pinedale and Ralph Wenz Field and wished Mr. Parker well as he begins his retirement.

Representative Albert Sommers gave council a legislative update. The short-term financial future of the State is stable; however, reports indicate there may be a number of budget shortfalls beginning in fiscal year 2022. Mayor Murdock stated his disagreement with a proposed state lodging tax that would take revenue away from local communities and give more control of funds generated by those communities to the state.

Sheriff KC Lehr reported on calls for service. He also reported that the Safe Trick or Treat Night had gone without incident and thanked Town staff for helping make it a safe event. Additionally, the Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police reacted favorably to Town of Pinedale Ordinance 658 regarding the sale of flavored vaping products.

Andrew Zook and Garret Grant presented the council with a request, accompanied by plans, to construct a mountain bike course in Burzlander Park. After discussion, the mayor asked Councilman Paravicini to identify the number and location of any memorial trees; Public Works staff to identify any concerns with the Lee Ditch; and the clerk to research insurance and plan a public workshop for late January or early February.

Brian Gray, representing Jorgensen Associates, gave the council an update regarding the EPA and the Fremont Lake Watershed Study.  Abram Pearce, Town Director of Public Works, reported that the Town will receive $15,000.00 in federal 205J Grant funds next year. This will allow the study group to continue monitoring the lake in 2020, though some of the testing periods may not correspond with receipt of funds. Applying for the 205J funds satisfies the State Loan Investment Board stipulations to receive pending Mineral Royalty Grant funds from the State.

Dave Dorn, representing the SCRHCD and Critical Access Hospital (CAH) reported on the progress of the CAH.

Motion by Councilwoman Boyce to reschedule the December 9, 2019 regular town council meeting start time to 4:00 p.m.. Seconded by Councilman Paravicini. Motion passed 5-0.

Jim Washam, representing the VFW, gave a report following up on a November 14 request to the Town to contribute funds to assist in the purchase and installation of three more veterans monuments for the American Legion Park. He reported that he had not found a less expensive vendor, but that the price does include installation.  He also reported that the county commissioners had not given a specific commitment yet. Mayor Murdock reported that the Town has funds available for the down payment of $25,000. Mayor Murdock asked the town attorney to draft an MOU between the Town, the VFW, and Sublette County to confirm funding before any funds were remitted.

Kari DeWitt, representing  PFAC, reported on the success of last summer’s Sound Check concert series and thanked the Town for supporting the music series with its 10% portion of the lodging tax. The council unanimously voiced its support for the series to continue in the summer of 2020.

Motion by Councilman Swafford to approve the contract change order from Premier Site Development for a 30-day extension of the completion date for the airport snow removal equipment building. Seconded by Councilman Loftus. Motion passed 5-0.

Motion by Councilman Swafford to enter into and allow the mayor to sign a contract and its addendum with Rider Property Management for the purpose of renting the Town-owned home and property at 58 Runway Lane. Seconded by Councilman Loftus. Motion passed 4-1. Councilman Paravicini voted nay.

Town Clerk Maureen Rudnick reported that 73 water and wastewater accounts have been issued the 75% discount for vacation rate. She informed the council that the situation needs to be monitored, as the numbers have increased and could result in budgeted revenue shortfalls.

Motion by Councilman Paravicini to allow the mayor to sign a contract amendment with the WBC, extending the completion date to August 31, 2020 for the dump and fill station pending review by the town attorney. Seconded by Councilman Swafford. Motion passed 5-0.

Motion by Councilwoman Boyce to allow the mayor to sign a contract amendment with the Wyoming Cultural Trust fund, extending the completion date to June 15, 2020 for artwork on the power load box in American Legion Park pending review by the town attorney. Seconded by Councilman Swafford. Motion passed 5-0.

After invitation from Kari DeWitt, Councilman Paravicini made a motion to nominate Councilwoman Boyce to the PFAC Public Arts Committee that will be choosing the artwork for the power load box. Seconded by Councilman Swafford. Motion passed 4-0-1. Councilwoman Boyce abstained.

Motion by Councilman Paravicini to approve the mayor’s signing of an MOU with PFAC for the completion of the artwork on the power load box by June 1, 2019 pending review by the town attorney. Seconded by Councilwoman Boyce. Motion passed 5-0.

Motion by Councilwoman Boyce to approve the mayor’s appointment of Isaac Best to the Pinedale Planning and Zoning Commission effective 11/25/2019 until 09/01/2022. Seconded by Councilman Swafford. Motion passed 5-0.

Motion by Councilman Loftus to select the SCSD#1 location, referred to as the “bus barn location,” as the future home of the Town ballfields and to task Jorgensen to begin the master planning for the location. Seconded by Councilman Swafford. Motion passed 5-0.

Council reviewed the Municipal Court report for October 2019.

Council reviewed the Capital Improvement Projects, Public Works, Water and Wastewater, and Planning and Zoning reports for November 2019.

Council reviewed the minutes of the October 16, 2019 Pinedale Airport Board meeting.

Council reviewed the PTTC Report for November 2019.

The following bills were presented for payment: A to Z Hardware, $95.44; Blue and Gold Engraving, $14.56; B-N-C Trash Service, $2,960.00; CenturyLink, $3,492.37; Chambers House Bed & Breakfast, $400.00; Clean Wash Laundromat, $4,077.32; De Lage Landen Financial Services, $47.46; Harnack, Sam, $110.00; Hartman, Spencer, $107.02; Honnen Equipment Co., $285.88; Idexx Distribution, Inc., $1,170.13; Jorgensen Associates, PC, $200.00; Moosely Mailboxes & More, $522.53; Nationwide Digital Monitoring Co., $60.00; Office Outlet, $37.75; One-Call of Wyoming, $65.25; Pinedale Fine Arts Council, $12,500.00; Pinedale Roundup, $1,137.00; Rocky Mountain Power, $2,432.94; Rudnick, Maureen, $435.29; Sage & Snow Garden Club, $2,223.00; Sto-Cote Products, Inc., $443.92; Sunrise Engineering, $3,402.00; Uline, $190.27; Union Telephone Company, Inc., $466.42; Verizon Wireless, $373.64; Fanelli, Lawrence, $286.00; Lincoln, Joseph & Cathlin, $286.00; Walter, Randy Lane, $286.00; and Wilson, Michael, $286.00.

 Motion by Councilman Paravicini to approve the bills in the amount of $38,394.19 payable with check numbers 25744-25773.  Seconded by Councilman Swafford. Motion passed 5-0.

Motion by Councilman Loftus to approve payroll and benefits for November 30, 2019. Seconded by Councilwoman Boyce. Motion passed 5-0.

Motion by Councilwoman Boyce to adjourn. Seconded by Councilman Paravicini. Motion passed 5-0. The meeting was adjourned at 8:25 p.m.

Matt W. Murdock, Mayor

ATTEST:

Maureen Rudnick, Clerk/Treasurer

Public Notice #8100 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Dec. 13, 2019

 

 

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