Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Rules, notice is hereby given that a public hearing is scheduled regarding the Application of Rocky Mountain Power (RMP or the Company) for approval of the 2020 Inter-Jurisdictional Cost Allocation Agreement. The Wyoming Office of Consumer Advocate and the Wyoming Industrial Energy Consumers have intervened in this matter. The public hearing is set to commence on Monday, March 9, 2020, at 9:00 a.m., in the Commission’s hearing room located at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
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 its 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.
All interested persons are encouraged to attend the public hearing which will be conducted in accordance with the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission Rules and Special Regulations. Interested persons may appear and be heard, either in person or through counsel, as provided by Commission Rule.
The Commission’s hearings are open to all persons. If you wish to attend the hearing and you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Commission at (307) 777-7427 (Voice or TTY) in Cheyenne during regular business hours or write them at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002, to make arrangements. Communications impaired persons may also contact the Commission by accessing Wyoming Relay (TTY) by dialing 711. Please mention Docket No. 20000-572-EA-19 (Record No. 15400) in your correspondence. If you wish to listen to the hearing scheduled in this matter go to http://psc.wy.us at the appropriate time and follow the instructions to connect to the hearing.
Dated: February 13, 2020.
Notice #8149 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Feb. 21, 28, 2020
Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Rules and Regulations, notice is hereby given of the Application of Rocky Mountain Power (RMP or the Company) for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) to expand the Blacks Fork Substation, as more fully described below:
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 February 10, 2020, the Company submitted an Application together with exhibits requesting the Commission grant a CPCN to expand the Blacks Fork Substation.
Specifically, RMP requests the Commission grant a CPCN to expand the Blacks Fork substation. The expansion would include: one new transformer to step down voltage from 230 kilovolt (kV) to 34.5 kV; three new 230 kV circuit breakers arranged in a ring bus configuration; one new 230 kV feeder bay with a breaker for future connection, one new feeder bay and two new 34.5 kV circuit breakers; one new primary meter; and a differential protection scheme to allow feeders to operate parallel if necessary.
The expansion of the substation and related facilities as general system improvements, has an estimated total cost of $10.5 million.
The Company intends to finance the Project through its normal internal and external sources of capital, including net cash flow from operating activities, public and private debt offerings, the issuance of commercial paper, the use of unsecured revolving credit facilities, capital contributions, and other sources. The financial impact will not impair the Company’s ability to continue to provide safe and reliable electricity service at reasonable rates. The Company is not requesting ratemaking treatment at this time.
According to RMP, the proposed expansion is required to provide adequate reliability in response to the request from an existing large industrial customer for a load increase.
This is not a complete description of RMP’s Application. Interested persons may inspect the entire Application at RMP’s Wyoming offices and at the Commission’s offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming, during regular business hours. The Application may also be reviewed on line at http://www.pacificorp.com.
Anyone desiring to file a public comment, statement, protest, intervention petition or request for a public hearing in this matter must file with the Commission in writing on or before March 13, 2020. 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.
If you wish to intervene in this matter or request a public hearing that you will attend, or you wish to file a public comment, statement, 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. Please mention Docket No. 20000-577-EA-20 (Record No. 15452) in your communications.
Dated: February 13, 2020.
Notice #8150 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Feb. 21, 28, 2020
OFFICIAL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PROCEEDINGS
FEBRUARY 4, 2020
The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the Commissioners Meeting Room of the Sublette County Courthouse in Pinedale, Wyoming, on this date at 9:00 A.M. with David Burnett, Joel Bousman, Mack Rawhouser, Tom Noble, Doug Vickrey, Clayton Melinkovich, 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 Vickrey, seconded by Commissioner Noble to approve the agenda. Motion carried.
The minutes of the preceding regular meeting on January 21, 2020 were approved and ordered filed on motion by Commissioner Rawhouser, seconded by Commissioner Bousman. Motion carried.
Billy Pape, Road & Bridge Superintendent, met with the Board to update on activities. Pape stated Road & Bridge personnel are focused on snow removal.
Eric Sackett, representing Rio Verde Engineering, stated he is still working with the Corp of Engineers regarding the Cottonwood Ryegrass project. The project should be ready for bid by mid-April.
Matt Gaffney, County Administrator, met with the Board to discuss the selection of a consultant to update the County’s Land Use Plan. He stated he had received one letter of interest from ERG with a bid of $49,975.00. It was moved by Commissioner Bousman, seconded by Commissioner Rawhouser to approve the selection of ERG. Motion carried.
Gaffney advised the Board that the Bureau of Land Management is beginning to process of revising grazing regulations. He stated Commissioner Bousman had recommended the County request to be a Cooperating Agency in this process. Commissioner Bousman explained the process could evolve into a joint effort involving WCCA but would like the Board to begin the process. It was moved by Commissioner Bousman, seconded by Commissioner Vickrey to submit an application as a cooperating agency. Motion carried.
It was moved by Commissioner Bousman, seconded by Commissioner Noble to recess to Executive Session under W.S. 16-4-405(A)(ii), Personnel. Motion carried.
The Board resumed regular session. It was moved by Commissioner Noble, seconded by Commissioner Vickrey to allow the donation of sick leave to a County Attorney’s office employee for the month of February. Motion carried.
Joan Mitchell, Director of the Marbleton Senior Center, met with the Board to discuss enclosing an outdoor patio. She was instructed to contact Todd Hurd with Forsgren and Associates to get an estimate and recommendation.
Sukey Hohl, Executive Director, Sublette County Library, met with the Board to request funding for a conceptual design and cost estimate for the renovation of the Big Piney Library by Dennis Humphries from Ratio Design in the amount of $15,500.00. It was moved by Commissioner Vickrey, seconded by Commissioner Rawhouser to grant the request. Motion carried.
It was moved by Commissioner Bousman, seconded by Commissioner Noble to approve accounts payable as audited by the Clerk. Motion carried.
AMERICAN FAMILY LIFE ASSURANCE 4,279.78 / SUBLETTE COUNTY PAYROLL ACCT 2,952.00 GREAT-WEST TRUST COMPANY, LLC 17,730.00 / SUBLETTE COUNTY PAYROLL ACCT 1,209.68 SUBLETTE COUNTY PAYROLL ACCT. 475.75 JEFFERSON PILOT FINANCIAL INSURANCE 8,430.98 / 056-NCPERS WYOMING 224.00 NEW YORK LIFE 1,281.81 / SUBLETTE COUNTY PAYROLL ACCT 355,999.09 SUBLETTE CO PAYROLL ACCT 52,839.83 / SUBLETTE COUNTY 1,000.00 / VALIC 208.82 WYOMING RETIREMENT SYSTEM 1,290.00 / WYOMING RETIREMENT SYSTEM 95,865.35 WYOMING RETIREMENT SYSTEM 2,335.77 / WYOMING RETIREMENT SYSTEM 73,302.23 ABACUS DATA SYSTEMS INC. 5,124.00 / ALTITUDE DRUG LLC 216.00 AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES 440.32 / AMAZON 260.66 / AMERIGAS 1,646.27 AMSTERDAM 485.63 / AT&T 115.98 / JAKSON BAIN 129.17 / BEAR COM 13,807.49 BELVEAL’S BODY SHOP 3,000.00 / BELVEAL’S TOWING 100.00 BOB BARKER COMPANY, INC. 490.75 / BOMGAARS 2,535.66 / JOEL E. BOUSMAN 604.68 BRIANNE BOWER 656.84 / DAVID BURNETT, M.D. 93.60 / JOEY BURKE 578.51 SCOTT CAMPBELL 535.51 / ROBIN CARNES 40.60 / CELLEBRITE USA, INC 3,700.00 CENTURYLINK 17,341.80 / CENTURYLINK 2,100.35 / TREY CHRISTOFFERSEN 100.00 CONRAD & BISCHOFF INC. 26,340.32 / COOPER, SHAD 2,360.80 / D.A. SCREENING 50.00 DAVIS & CANNON, LLP 400.00 / DAVES ELECTRONICS 14,135.15 DE LAGE LANDEN FINANCIAL 151.80 / DELUXE 444.66 WYOMING DEPT OF HEALTH 25,135.31 / WY DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION 11.00 DIRECTV 143.24 / DOMINION ENERGY 7,540.81 / DEPT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES 24,574.35 ROBERT DOYLE 5,610.00 / DUSTBUSTERS, INC. 24,646.83 / E & L MOTORS, INC. 509.84 EAGLE UNIFORM & SUPPLY CO. 336.26 / ELECTRICAL WHOLESALE SUPPLY 381.20 FORCE AMERICA DISTRIBUTING, LLC 680.37 / FBI-LEEDA INC 695.00 F.B.MCFADDEN WHOLESALE 252.60 / FIRE ENGINEERING COMPANY 5,940.00 FLEETPRIDE 283.02 / FORSGREN ASSOCIATES INC. 520.00 / DENNIS FORNSTROM 252.00 GALLS, LLC 381.88 / GARMIN SERVICES, INC. 129.90 GREENWOOD MAPPING, INC. 5,400.00 / HAMPTON INN - RIVERTON 96.00 HIGH DESERT PLOWING. INC 1,200.00 / HELEN HEGARDT 1,041.67 HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CASPER 576.00 / HOBACK LAW LLC 1,000.00 HOLIDAY INN LARAMIE 315.19 / HONNEN EQUIPMENT CO. 596.16 / ALAN HUSTON 229.41 INTERSTATE BATTERIES OF 383.85 / JOHNSON HYDRAULICS, INC. 1,020.23 TEEGAN JOHNSON 500.00 / JORGENSEN ASSOCIATES PC 2,030.00 / ANGIE KOLIS 71.92 KOMATSU EQUIPMENT 433.03 / LARRY H MILLER JEEP DODGE 39.26 / JANNA LEE 8,158.50 LITTLE AMERICA 301.00 / L. N. CURTIS & SONS 47.00 / CARRIE LONG 94.74 LYNN PEAVEY COMPANY 418.50 / M & M TRANSFER INC. 8,361.34 ANDREW MACKENZIE 45.30 / MEDIBADGE, INC. 129.45 / MMSGS 245.87 MEGHAN MONTEITH 17.42 / MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORP. 2,595.90 NORMINGTON EXCAVATION, LLC 3,885.00 / OFFICE OUTLET 4.95 / THE OUTLAW INN 154.99 OVERHEAD DOOR COMPANY OF 6,850.00 / PACIFIC STEEL & RECYCLING 951.77 BILLY E. PAPE 298.00 / PUBLIC AGENCY TRAINING COUNCIL 525.00 PEAK EMBROIDERY, LLC 1,008.02 / PERFORMANCE TECH, LLC 2,099.00 MIKE PETTY 41.76 / PETERBILT OF WYOMING 1,854.71 / PINEDALE GLASS & MORE 265.00 PINEDALE LUMBER 573.25 / PINEDALE NATURAL GAS CO. 19,491.09 PLAINSMAN PRINTING & SUPPLY 1,113.01 / PREVENT FIRE LLC 2,567.99 PROGUARD SPORTS, INC. 498.26 / QUILL CORPORATION 1,377.35 / MACK RAWHOUSER 71.30 WYOMING RANGE MEDICAL PC 3,575.00 / REED SMITH LLP 4,624.34 RENDEZVOUS POINTE 10,082.00 / RIDLEY’S FAMILY MARKETS 40.42 RIO VERDE ENGINEERING 26,564.86 / ROCKY MOUNTAIN OILFIELD WAREHOUSE 184,911.00 ROCKY MOUNTAIN POWER 13,135.83 / ROCK SPRINGS WINNELSON 627.13 SAFV TASK FORCE 6,284.50 / SANOFI PASTEUR 153.57 / JENESS SAXTON 219.13 SUBLETTE COUNTY PREDATOR BOARD 1,135.83 SUBLETTE COUNTY CONSERVATION 312,513.50 / SUBLETTE CENTER 80,000.00 TEAM LABORATORY CHEMICAL, LLC 649.50 / TEGELER AND ASSOCIATES 40.00 TEGELER & ASSOCIATES 44.00 / THOMSON REUTERS-WEST 35.28 THOMAS Y. PICKETT & CO., INC 24,000.00 / THE TIRE DEN, INC. 2,272.88 TOWN OF MARBLETON 631.97 / TRACTOR SALES 610.93 / TROPHY CREATIVE LLC 15.41 TROYS MOTORSPORTS 100.00 / TURNER P.C. 3,550.00 / VALLEY WIDE COOPERATIVE 67.60 VERIZON WIRELESS 4,389.05 / VITAL RECORDS CONTROL 388.96 WAXIE SANITARY SUPPLY 3,497.41 / WAZITECH TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS 6,850.00 WYOMING DEPT OF AGRICULTURE 25.00 / WEIDNER FIRE 222.67 / WEX BANK 1,446.83 WYOMING FIRE CHIEFS’ ASSOCIATION 130.00 / WH SERVICES, LLC 1,134.00 WILLIAMS AUTOMOTIVE INC. 65.15 / TYRELL WOOD 10.00 WYOMING STATE FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION 75.00 WYOMING STATE FORESTRY DIVISION 52,808.20 / WYOMING MACHINERY COMPANY 9,347.48 WYOMING GARAGE DOOR, LLC 239.00 / WY DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION 40.00
It was moved by Commissioner Bousman, seconded by Commissioner Noble, to approve payroll in the amount of $1,019,174.22. Motion carried.
Jeness Saxton, Assessor, presented three NOVC Adjustments; Jonah Energy with a reduction of $83,621.88, Southern California Public POW with a reduction of $18,601.35 and Jonah Energy with a reduction of $437.66.
Dennis Fornstrom, Planning and Zoning Administrator, met with the Board to present an application from Ann Kominsky requesting a Variance pursuant to Chapter VI of the Sublette County Zoning and Development Regulations. The application proposes a variance to the Agricultural Zoning Setbacks to allow a 10 foot setback instead of the required 50 foot setback from the side property line to allow for the construction of a detached garage/shop/barn building. Commissioner Bousman made a motion to grant the Variance, Commissioner Noble seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Fornstrom also presented an application by Chad & Jennifer Hayward, and Geoffery & Elizabeth Keogh proposing the Vacation of the Amerine Minor Subdivision, pursuant to Chapter XII, Subchapter VI, Section 4, Vacation/Modifications to Filed Plats, of the Sublette County Zoning and Development Regulations. The Hayward’s own Lot 1 of the Amerine Minor Subdivision and the adjoining property to the east. They wish to vacate said Lot 1, and join it with the rest of their property creating a singular parcel. Geoffery & Elizabeth Keogh are the owners of the remaining parent parcel within the Amerine Minor Subdivision. They also wish to vacate the remainder of the property from the Amerine Minor Subdivision. It was moved by Commissioner Noble, seconded by Commissioner Rawhouser to approve the application. Motion carried.
Fornstrom presented an application from Eiden Construction LLC proposing a Change of Zoning District Boundary pursuant to Chapter VIII, Section 2, of the Sublette County Zoning and Development Regulations. The application proposes the Change of Zoning District Boundary of a 40-acre parcel, the NWSE4 of Section 3, T30N, R111W, of the 6th PM Sublette County, Wyoming. This proposed Change of Zoning District Boundary would reclassify the property from the current (A-1) Agricultural Zoning to the proposed (L-I) Light Industrial Zoning. It was moved by Commissioner Noble, seconded by Commissioner Bousman to approve the application. Motion carried.
Clayton Melinkovich met with the Board to approve and sign contracts. The first contract was an agreement with Bernadine Craft to act a facilitator for an upcoming meeting with the Rural Health Care District on February 7. It was moved by Commissioner Noble, seconded by Commissioner Bousman to approve the contract. Motion carried.
The next contract was a Contract for Services with Dr. Brendan Fitzsimmons, MD, to serve as the County Health Officer. It was moved by Commissioner Vickrey, seconded by Commissioner Noble to approve the contract. Motion carried.
The final item from Melinkovich was a letter from the County Attorney’s office to Hillary Graham thanking her for her services and informing her services are no longer necessary. It was moved by Commissioner Noble, seconded by Commissioner Vickrey to approve the letter. Motion carried.
Alan Huston, Sanitarian, met with the Board to discuss the Orcutt Seep. Huston requested permission from the Board to pursue designating the seep water as storm water with assistance from Rio Verde Engineering and cooperation with other entities involved. Huston was instructed by the Board to contact Rio Verde for direction on the different engineering options.
Commissioner Rawhouser stated he had attended the migration corridor meeting on February 1.
Commissioner Bousman stated he had participated on a conference call with the U.S. Department of Transportation regarding the rural routes initiative and plans to coordinate with the Forest Service for possible improvement of the Green River Lakes Road. He stated he will be attending a meeting in Washington on February 10 to participate in a panel discussion on the Western Caucus. He has also been asked to attend a meeting on February 18 in Cheyenne, which is in conflict with the next Commission meeting. Chairman Burnett said he could be excused.
Commissioner Noble stated he had attended a meeting with different entities similar to the meeting the Board had with the Jackson Recreation representatives earlier in the year. He said the action item that came out of that meeting was the Sheriff, KC Lehr, will be putting public awareness information on the Sheriff website. He also said he has attended Rural Health Care Board meetings and Sublette Center Board meetings.
Commissioner Vickrey said he had attended the migration corridor meeting on February 1.
Chairman Burnett said he will be attending the joint meeting on February 7 with the Rural Health Care District, Sublette Center, and town Mayors. Commissioner Noble asked if minutes were going to be taken at the meeting. Chairman Burnett said the Board of Commissioners was not responsible for the minutes. Clerk, Carrie Long, requested confirmation from the Chairman that the Board was not convening at that meeting as the Board of County Commissioners and her presence as Clerk was not required. Chairman Burnett confirmed.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 11:35 A.M.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
SUBLETTE COUNTY, WYOMING
/s/ David Burnett, Chairman
/s/ Carrie S. Long, County Clerk
Notice #8152 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Feb. 28, 2020
STATE OF WYOMING )
COUNTY OF SUBLETTE )§
TOWN OF PINEDALE )
The Town Council of the Town of Pinedale met in regular session on Monday, February 10, 2020 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, and Judi Boyce. Those in attendance included: Brian Gray, representing Jorgensen Associates; Abram Pearce and Spencer Hartman, Town employees; Holly Dabb, representing the Pinedale Roundup, Max Lockett, and Town Attorney, Ed Wood.
Mayor Murdock led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Councilman Swafford to approve the minutes of the January 27, 2020 council meeting. Seconded by Councilwoman Boyce. Motion passed 4-0.
Motion by Councilman Swafford to accept the agenda as presented. Seconded by Councilman Loftus. Motion passed 4-0.
Mayor Murdock opened the Public Hearing for the renewal of Town liquor licenses at 5:05 PM. Maureen Rudnick reported that no complaints had been received and that the state had approved the renewal of all licenses. Motion by Councilman Swafford that the following liquor licenses be renewed for the period of April 01, 2020 through March 31, 2021. Retail Liquor License: Bourbon Ridge Holdings, dba Country Lane Liquor, 1190 West Pine Street; Bozner, Inc., dba Corral Bar, 30 W. Pine Street; Cowboy Bar of Pinedale, Inc., 104 W. Pine Street; Ridley’s Family Markets, 341 E. Pine Street; and TMK Holding Company, LLC, 1088 W. Pine Street. Limited Retail Liquor License: VFW Post #4801, 1033 W. Pine Street. Restaurant Liquor License: China Gourmet, Inc., 44 W. Pine Street; GB & S Inc., dba The Patio Grill, 35 W. Pine Street; Gudino’s, Inc., dba Wrangler Café, 905 W. Pine Street; Old Stone’s Smokehouse & Country Pizza, LLC, 4 Country Club Lane; and Tita Guerrero L Inc., dba Los Cabos Mexican Restaurant, 120 W. Pine Street. Bar and Grill License: Wind River Brewing Company, Inc., dba Wind River Brewing Company, 402 West Pine Street, and Microbrewery: Wind River Brewing Company, Inc., dba Wind River Brewing Company 402 West Pine Street. Seconded by Councilwoman Boyce. Motion passed 3-0-1. Councilman Loftus abstained.
The Public Hearing for the renewal of Town liquor licenses closed at 5:15 PM.
Mayor Murdock participated in a workshop with Sublette County, Town of Pinedale, Town of Marbleton, Town of Big Piney, Sublette County Rural Healthcare District, and Sublette Center. The purpose of the workshop was to continue plans for a Critical Access Hospital and discuss the organizational make-up of the hospital. The formation of a Hospital District to replace the Healthcare District was discussed and viewed favorably by most of the participants. A second workshop is scheduled for February 17, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at the Sublette County School District Number One Board Room.
Town Director of Public Works (DPW) Abram Pearce, announced that the town laboratory will be open for public testing effective February 11, 2020.
Councilman Swafford asked for a Broadband Project progress report from Union Wireless. Mayor Murdock reported that Union plans to work in Pinedale with the intent of finishing “in town” as soon as weather allows this spring.
After discussion regarding a Business Committed Grant opportunity from the Wyoming Business Council; motion by Councilman Loftus to approve placement of a sign at 210 West Pine Street to advertise the opportunity for an undetermined period of time. Seconded by Councilman Swafford. Motion passed 4-0.
DPW Pearce reported that T-O Engineering will be working on a second Business Committed Grant opportunity at Ralph Wenz Field as the town seeks to complete a new Fixed Base Operations building at the airport with construction intended to coincide with the Runway Expansion Project in the summer of 2021.
Motion by Councilman Swafford to approve the Airport Board recommendation to increase hangar land lease rates by 2% from 17 cents per square foot to 17.34 cents per square foot. Seconded by Councilman Loftus. Motion passed 4-0.
After discussion, motion by Councilwoman Boyce to approve Ordinance 661, on second read; amending Chapter 460 of the Pinedale Municipal Code in its entirety, after amending Chapter 460-7 to include “whether or not”, Chapter 460-13 and 460-14 B (2) to include “and remediation”, and re-order Chapter 460-19 to 460-31. Seconded by Councilman Loftus. Motion passed 4-0.
Motion by Councilwoman Boyce to amend Chapter 475-163, B of Ordinance 662, on first read; amending Article XIX of Chapter 475, of the Pinedale Municipal code to establish permitted signs by district, from 2 square feet to 6 square feet. Seconded by Councilman Loftus. Motion passed 3-1. Mayor Murdock nay.
Motion by Councilwoman Boyce to approve Ordinance 662, on first read; amending Article XIX of Chapter 475, of the Pinedale Municipal code to establish permitted signs by district as amended. Seconded by Councilman Swafford. Motion passed 4-0.
Motion by Councilman Swafford to approve Resolution 2020-04, declaring a vacancy in the town council of the Town of Pinedale. Seconded by Councilwoman Boyce. Motion passed 4-0.
The following bills were presented for payment: Boehm, Heidi, $286.00; Herron, Adam, $286.00; Kelly, Brad & Alexis, $286.00; Lamppa, Todd, $286.00; Triple Cord LLC, $286.00;
A To Z Hardware, $40.41; All Water Supply LLC, $3,809.64; Animal Clinic of Pinedale, $349.45; Belveal’s Body & Towing, Inc., $60.00; Bomgaars Supply, $713.37; Caselle, Inc., $1,098.00; Clean Wash Laundromat, $4,077.32; Conrad & Bischoff Inc., $2,231.31; De Lage Landen Financial Services, $159.00; Energy Laboratories, $274.00; Fisher Scientific, $387.86; Grainger, $252.43; Greenwood Law, LLC, $520.00; HK Contractors, Inc., $553,788.88; Honnen Equipment Co, $143.72; Jorgensen Associates PC, $65,014.05; KPIN, $584.00; M & M Transfer, $99.00; Merrick Industries, $79.71; No Hassle Auto Glass, $290.60; Northwest Scientific, Inc., $503.07; Office Outlet, $454.72; Petty Cash, $200.01; Pinedale Auto Supply, $338.68; Pinedale Natural Gas, Inc., $2,918.31; Ralph E. Wood, $7,301.10; Rebel Auto Parts, $153.13; Rjm Precision Instruments LLC, $176.80; Rocky Mountain Power, $8,757.41; Rocky Mountain Wash, $14.00; Rudnick, Maureen, $442.12; Sub Co Chamber of Commerce, $120.00; Sublette Communications, $80.00; Sublette County Public Health, $471.21; Sublette County Rural Health Care, $150.00; Tegeler & Associates, Inc., $30,519.00; T-O Engineers, $7,094.59; Tri-County Sanitation, Inc., $41.00; U.S. Postal Service, $57.00; USA Blue Book, $341.43; Visa, $2,337.66; Wyoming.Com LLC, $759.75; Premier Site Development, LLC, $34,545.00.
Motion by Councilwoman Boyce to approve the bills in the amount of $733,178.74 payable with checks 25954-25991. Seconded by Councilman Loftus. Motion passed 4-0.
Motion by Councilman Swafford to adjourn. Seconded by Councilwoman Boyce. Motion passed 4-0.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:27 p.m.
Matt W. Murdock, Mayor
Maureen Rudnick, Clerk/Treasurer
Notice #8153 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Feb. 28, 2020
ORDINANCE - _661__
AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF PINEDALE, WYOMING AMENDING CHAPTER 460, 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 460, OF THE PINEDALE MUNICIPAL CODE BE HEREBY AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS:
Water and Sewer
Water and Sewer Service
A Curb-stop (also known as a shut-off valve or curb-cock) is a valve and protective enclosure box placed in a user’s water service line for the purpose of turning the water utility service on/off.
Curb-box: A curb-box (also known as a valve box, buffalo box, or b-box) is a vertical cast iron sleeve, accessible from the public right-of-way, housing the shut-off valve (curb-cock or curb-stop) for a property’s water service line. The curb-box is typically located between a building and the water main lines and usually consists of a metal tube with a removable or sliding lid, allowing access to the turn-key within.
Water/Sewer Service: A water/sewer service (or lateral) is the utility line connecting the Towns utility main lines (Water Distribution System and Sewer Collection System) to a property’s premise plumbing. The service or lateral originates at the connection of the main and includes all piping, equipment, and appurtenances installed to deliver the utility to the property, including any portion of that line that lies within Town property, right-of-way, or easements.
The Town reserves the right to gain access to and utilize any valve, curb-stop, water meter or device controlling the flow or delivery of water. The individual property owner is responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of service lines or laterals from the point of connection at the Town’s water/sewer main to the private connection including any water meter, seals, sending unit, backflow prevention device or other equipment controlling, regulating or measuring the supply of any utility service. Such installation shall comply in all respects with Chapter 160, Applications and Permits and Chapter 175 Construction Standards, Building and Fire. The Town is responsible for maintenance and repair of the main lines.
The Mayor shall designate a Town employee to serve as Water Commissioner. The designated employee must hold a Level 1 certification from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality as a water operator. This designation may be modified at any time at the discretion of the Mayor.
The Water Commissioner or other designated employee shall have the authority to investigate applications for water and sewer services. The Water Commissioner shall also have the authority to terminate or temporarily suspend water/sewer services as provided in this article.
The Town Clerk-Treasurer shall collect all water and sewer service fees for individual connections to the Town’s water and sewer system. The Clerk-Treasurer shall issue official receipts for all sums collected as cash and retain duplicate copies. All sums received for water and sewer services shall at once be deposited into the Town’s treasury.
The Town provides water and sewer services to properties and premises within the Town’s service area. Responsibility for payment of connection fees, service fees, and special assessments applicable to the provision of those services shall rest, in each instance, with the owner of the property or premises, as recorded on the deed of trust, to which said service is provided. All such connection fees, service fees, and special assessments shall be billed to the property or premises owner. Where billing is sent to someone other than the owner, the fact that such owner shall not have been directly advised of amounts owed shall not relieve said owner of the responsibility to pay such amounts when due.
(1) A demolition permit must be obtained, whether or not a physical structure is being demolished.
(2) The water line must be capped in the horizontal with a fitting suitable for the type of material being capped and for installation in underground conditions.
(3) The sewer line must be capped in the horizontal with a glued fitting appropriate for use in underground conditions.
(4) The abandoned water or sewer line shall be inspected by the Town prior to backfill as part of the demolition permit.
Corrections in billing activities will be made retroactively for not more than 3 billing cycles in the billing period immediately following validation of the error.
Where payments for water or sewer services provided by the Town have been past due for 60 days from the billing date, the Town shall have the right to file a lien against the property or premises to which such services have been provided in the amount delinquent. Any lien filed may be foreclosed as provided by law. In the event of foreclosure or other civil action to recover amount(s) owed, the Town shall be entitled to recover all costs of collection plus reasonable attorney’s fees.
A/ The Town has the right to disconnect and refuse to connect or reconnect any water or other utility service for any of the following reasons:
(1) Failure to meet applicable provisions of law;
(2) Violation of rules and regulations pertaining to utility services;
(3) Nonpayment of water or sewer bills when payments for such services remain past due for 60 days from the billing date;
(4) Willful or negligent waste of services due to improper or imperfect pipes, fixtures, appliances or appurtenances or due to any other reason;
(5) Tampering with or failing to have in place or maintain any water meter, seal, sending unit, backflow prevention device or other equipment controlling, regulating or measuring the supply of any utility service up to and including freezing;
(6) Theft, diversion or use of utility services without payment;
(7) Failure to allow access to any water meter or related sending unit upon reasonable request; or
(8) Vacancy of premises
Where any of the reasons set out in § 460-10 exist, water services provided by the Town may be terminated. At least ten days prior to such termination, a pre-termination notice shall be sent to the owner or other party designated for receipt of statements of account for that property or premises. Such pre-termination notice shall specify the date of proposed termination, and shall indicate that services will not be restored until the account has been paid in full or such other reason for termination has been corrected, together with an additional fee set by Town Council Resolution to cover the cost of terminating and restoring the service. The pre-termination notice shall also note the affected party’s right to file a written appeal of the proposed termination. Such appeal must be received by the Town within ten days of the date of mailing of said notice prior to the actual termination of services, and must state the reason why services should not be terminated. A timely written appeal stays any service termination until resolved by the Council. The Town shall not be held responsible for any damages, physical or otherwise, resulting in the termination of water and/or sewer service.
No person, association, firm or business shall make any unauthorized connection or adjust, turn on/off, terminate or otherwise tamper with the Town’s water and sewer system.
(1) Unauthorized activities include but are not limited to adjusting, turning on/off, terminating or otherwise tampering with any fire hydrant, valve, curb-stop, device controlling the flow or delivery of water from the Town’s water-lines, water meter or sending unit without the Town’s permission. Any person firm, corporation or other organization tampering with device controlling the flow or delivery of water from the Town’s water-lines, water meter or sending unit without the Town’s permission is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished in accordance with § 460-33, as well as being responsible for all related costs of repair and being subject to termination of service under § 460-10. Nothing in this section shall limit the ability of the property owner to operate their own curb stop.
(2) No person, association, firm or business shall in any way tamper with any water meter or related sending unit installed in the Town or refuse access to a meter or related sending unit by authorized Town personnel. Meters and related sending units shall be accessible for service during reasonable hours. If the Town determines any meter has been tampered with or if access to any meter or related sending unit is denied, the billing rate for any month for which no reading is obtained will be $500 plus the base rate. A property owner may appeal such billing rate imposition to the Town Council for consideration. Failure to respond to notice requiring access within ten days of date of mailing shall be deemed refusal of access. A letter to the owner or last known occupant shall be deemed proper notice. Any such appeal must be in writing and delivered to the Town Hall within ten days of the receipt of the associated billing by the property owner or the appeal shall be barred. If, in any succeeding months, tampering reoccurs or access is denied, the consumer shall be subject to the termination of water service provision referred to in § 460-10. Any person, association, firm or business tampering with any water meter or related sending unit is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished in accordance with § 460-33, as well as being responsible for all related costs of repair.
(1) Unauthorized activities include but are not limited to accessing, adjusting, or otherwise tampering with any manholes or cleanouts or other structures associated with the sewer collection system.
(2) No person, association, firm or business shall place, pump, drain or cause to be placed, pumped or drained any substance, material or thing into the sewer lines, drains, manholes, vaults or sewage disposal plant of the Town, other than through regular connections for which a monthly fee is paid, without first having obtained permission to do so pursuant to rules and regulations established by the Town Council.
(3) Any person, association, firm or business found guilty of violating this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished in accordance with § 460-33, as well as being responsible for all related costs of repair and being subject to termination of service under § 460-10.
No person, association, firm or business, including but not limited to septic tank pumping services firms or organizations shall discharge or cause to be discharged any of the following described water or wastes to the Town’s sewer system:
Any person, association, firm or business found guilty of violating this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished in accordance with § 460-33, as well as being responsible for all related costs of repair and remediation and being subject to termination of service under § 460-10.
(1) Town’s Bulk Water Filling Station - Bulk water sales may be provided at the Town’s Public Fill Station at a rate set by Town Council Resolution.
(a) Water may be taken from fire hydrants by the various departments of the Town and by private persons under a special permit issued by the Water Commissioner, who shall at his discretion issue a water meter to each such permittee. A meter or meters, together with such backflow prevention assemblies as the Water Commissioner may determine necessary, must be connected to each fire hydrant and must meter all water flowing therefrom pursuant to such special permit. The approval of the application to purchase bulk water through the use of hydrants may be withdrawn at any time with or without cause.
(b) Rates for bulk water sales through a hydrant are set by Town Council Resolution.
(c) The permittee shall return all necessary equipment issued under such special permit to the Town of Pinedale at the completion of the permit or as requested by the Town of Pinedale. Any permittee that fails to return such equipment, or returns such equipment in a damaged state, is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, is subject to a fine not to exceed $750 as well as any restitution to the town for replacement of such equipment.
(d) Nothing in this section shall be deemed in any manner to prohibit, hinder, or require a permit of the Fire Department carrying out its fire-fighting duties.
(1) Septic Receiving Vault
(a) An application may be made to the Town to place septic effluent, raw sewage or other fluids acceptable to the Town, at its sole discretion, into the Town sewer septic receiving vault in bulk quantities. If the application is approved at the sole discretion of the Town and the applicant enters into a written contract, the format of which has been approved by the Town Council, the rate shall be set by Town Council Resolution for each 1,000 gallons or any part thereof placed into the Town sewer septic receiving vault. No other substances shall be placed into the septic receiving vault.
(b) Any such contract shall contain a provision that it may be terminated by the Town with or without cause at any time.
(c) Any costs related to repairs or clean up resulting from improper operations and/or the placement of unapproved substances into the sewer or water system shall be the responsibility of the property or equipment owner.
(2) Town’s Public Dump Station - Bulk sewer disposals may be accepted at the Town’s Public Dump Station at a rate set by Town Council Resolution. No person shall discharge any unauthorized materials as described § 460-12 including sludge and other matter pumped from septic tanks or other sewage disposal systems. Any person, firm, corporation or other organization found guilty of violating discharging unauthorized materials at the Public Dump Station is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished in accordance with § 460-18, as well as being responsible for all related costs of repair.
If, at any time for any reason, a scarcity of water occurs, the Council by a majority vote may impose such restrictions upon water consumption as it deems necessary to conserve the water supply of the Town. Such restrictions shall include but not be limited to water rationing or other conservation measures.
No person, association, firm or business shall wantonly waste or make unreasonable use of water within the corporate limits, control or jurisdiction of the Town.
The Town shall not be liable to the users or consumers of any water and sewer services caused by any failure to supply water, interruptions of water supply, discontinuation of water supply, scarcity of water, accidents to works or mains, or during the time of alterations, additions or repairs, or for any other unavoidable causes.
Repair of Water and Sewer Lines
Upon notification or discovery of any damaged, leaking, or defective service lateral, curb-stop, water valve, the Town shall notify the property owner and cause such device to be repaired. If the Town conducts the repair, the cost of such repair, plus 10% to cover administrative costs, shall be billed to the property owner served by the device. All repairs within the town right-of-way and easements shall comply to Chapter 160 Application and Permits, of this code.
The property owner shall not be responsible for repairing damaged water and sewer lines where such damage is caused by negligence of the Town or its authorized agent.
The Town will test water meters should a customer request to do so; but if the meter is found to be correct, the customer will be charged at a rate set by Town Council Resolution for such testing. If the meter is found to be faulty and giving incorrect readings, the Town will waive the testing fee, the meter will be replaced by the Town and the Town will adjust the bill for the previous use period to reflect the minimum charge of the base rate only.
Service Outside of Town Limits
Except as provided herein, water and/or sewer service shall not be provided to locations outside the Town limits. The Town Council may, in its sole discretion, enter into service agreements with entities whose land lies outside the Town limits to provide water and/or sewer service for the use, needs and requirements of such entities. All such extraterritorial water and/or sewer service agreements must have the approval of the Town Council and shall include such provisions as the Town Council shall deem necessary to protect the interests of the Town. If the Town Council denies such service, in its sole discretion, in keeping with the standards herein established or for other reasons, the service shall not be provided. Such approval or denial by the Town Council shall be made only after completion of the permit process detailed in Chapter 160 Applications and Permits.
Before the Town Council shall enter into any service agreement to allow water and/or sewer service outside the Town limits, the entity requesting such service shall submit evidence to the Council and the Council shall find that:
All water and/or sewer systems to which the Town shall provide water and/or sewer service shall be constructed to the standards of the Town as set out in the ordinances of the Town for such systems located within the Town limits. Refer to Chapter 160. Applications and Permits and Chapter 175 Construction Standards, Building and Fire.
The Town shall not accept ownership or maintenance of any water and/or sewer system, or any part thereof, which is located outside of the Town limits. At its sole discretion, the Town may elect not to accept ownership or maintenance of any portion of a water and/or sewer system which is located within the Town limits but solely serves an area outside of the Town limits.
All costs associated with the providing of such new services shall be paid by the applicant, including, but not limited to, review costs (legal, engineering, etc.) and infrastructure costs.
No entity receiving Town water and/or sewer service shall sell such service to another, except as such service may run with the land set out in the service agreement. No additions, extension, additional services or sub-service lines shall be added without consent of the Town Council.
Nothing herein shall cause the termination of existing water or sewer service, outside the Town limits, on the effective date of this article, provided such service is lawfully established on such date.
The Town Council may waive the provisions of this article if, after a public hearing, it finds in its sole discretion that such waiver would benefit the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Town, is generally in the best interests of the residents of the Town and will help to address an extraordinary need which impacts the residents of the Town.
The Town shall only contract with an entity, either within cooperate limits or outside corporate limits, which will in the opinion of the Town Council provide sufficient continuity of existence to protect the Town’s rights under the service agreement. This entity shall have the responsibility of collecting all fees due the Town in the manner set out in the service agreement.
The Town of Pinedale operates an EPA & WY DEQ certified microbiology laboratory. The lab exists primarily to service the laboratory needs of the Town of Pinedale. Where excess capacity exists in the laboratory, the Town Council may allow the laboratory perform testing for outside organizations. Fees for testing shall be set by Town Council Resolution.
Any person, firm, partnership, business or corporation who misstates, omits or conceals any information for the purpose of evading or circumventing the intent and requirements of this Chapter, or anyone who violates any of the provisions of this Chapter, is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be subject to the general penalty provisions of Chapter 1, Article IV, General Penalty.
PASSED ON FIRST READING ON January 27, 2020.
PASSED ON SECOND READING ON February 10, 2020.
PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED ON THIRD READING ON February 24, 2020.
TOWN OF PINEDALE,
MATT W. MURDOCK, MAYOR
Notice #8154 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Feb. 28, 2020
AGENDA / LEGAL NOTICE
HOME BUSINESS AND HOME OCCUPATION
The Sublette County Planning and Zoning Department will hold a public meeting on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commissioner’s Meeting Room, in the Sublette County Courthouse, located at 21 South Tyler Avenue, Pinedale, Wyoming, to discuss proposed changes and updates to the Home Business and/or Home Occupation standards of Chapter I, Section 6 and Chapter III, Section 22 & 31 of the Zoning & Development Regulations. This discussion will focus on what is an Allowed Use within the various zoning districts, and what would be proposed as a Conditional Use for a Home Business and/or Home Occupation within the (RR) Rural Residential Zoning Districts.
Notice #8155 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Feb. 28, 2020
Notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to issue a modified Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations (WAQSR) Chapter 6, Section 3 operating permit to the following applicant for the Falcon Compressor Station in Sublette County, Wyoming:
Enterprise Jonah Gas Gathering Company LLC
P.O. Box 4324
Houston, Texas 77210-4324
The Falcon Compressor Station is located in Section 36, Township 30 North, Range 108 West, in Sublette County, Wyoming (approximately 16 miles south of Boulder, Wyoming). The facility is a compressor station with truck loading of condensate.
This permit is being modified for Compliance Assurance Monitoring requirements and equipment removal. This modification reflects estimated decreases in yearly potential emissions of the following: 17 tons of NOx, 5 tons of CO, 12 tons of VOCs, and 1 ton of hazardous air pollutants. Only the modified portions of the permit are open for public comment.
The Division’s Operating Permit contact is Melissa Meares, Operating Permit Program Manager, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 at (307) 777-3784. Interested parties may examine the draft permit, permit application, and statement of basis for the permit at the Division’s Cheyenne office or the Division’s Lander Field Office located at 510 Meadowview Drive, Lander, Wyoming, (307) 332-6755. These documents are also available online at the Division’s website (https://openair.wyo.gov), utilizing facility ID F002344 and permit number P0027367 under permits. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities.
Public comments or a request for a hearing must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. local time (Mountain) on March 30, 2020. Requests for a hearing shall be in writing and shall include the name and contact information of the person requesting the hearing, a brief statement identifying the purpose of the request, and a brief statement of the issues to be discussed. Written public comments or requests for a hearing should be directed to the Administrator, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002. The FAX number for the Division is (307) 635-1784. Comments or requests submitted by email will not be included in the administrative record.
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Notice #8156 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Feb. 28, 2020
Notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to issue a modified Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations (WAQSR) Chapter 6, Section 3 operating permit to the following applicant for the Bird Canyon/County Line Compressor Station in Sublette County, Wyoming:
Enterprise Jonah Gas Gathering Company LLC
P.O. Box 432