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Page 9 The Sundance Times Thursday, April 6, 201 OQO The Public Notices section of this newspaper provides a permanent record of what your public officials are doing meeting min- utes, ordinances, expenditures. Your local government actions are recorded in black and white, a permanent part of history. I III COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THE COURTHOUSE IN SUNDANCE, CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015 8:00 o'clock a.m. Present were Chairman Kelly B. Dennis, Vice-Chairman Jeanne A. Whalen, Member Steve J. Sfahla and County Clerk Linda Fritz. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited to the Flag. The minutes from the previous meetings were approved. Jeanne moved to approve the following resolution: RESOLUTION NO. 2015-7 FISCAL YEAR 2015 BUDGET AMENDMENT WHEREAS Crook County adopted the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget in accordance with the Wyoming Uniform Fiscal Procedures Act; and WHEREAS the Board of Crook County Commissioners wishes to amend the adopted budget in accordance with the same Act; and WHEREAS, no protests were received regarding such transfer. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the following budget amendments are made. FROM: Unanticipated Revenues $103,195.46 TO: Haul Road Restoration Budget$103,195.46 Pipeline Damages Reimbursement Line Dated this 7th day of April, 2015. Board of County Commissioners in and for Crook County, Wyoming by Kelly B. Dennis, Chairman, Jeanne A. Whalen, Vice-Chairman and Steve J. Stahla, Member. State of Wyoming } } County of Crook } Signed or attested before me on April 7, 2015 by Kelly B. Dennis, Chairman, Jeanne A. Whalen, Vice-Chairman and Steve J. Stahla, Member, Board of Crook County Commissioners in and for Crook County, Wyoming. Linda Fritz, Crook County Clerk Steve seconded, all ayes, motion carried. Also present were Joe Baron, County Attorney, Jeff Hodge, County Sheriff, Tina Wood, Clerk of District Court, Mary Kuhl, County Treasurer, Theresa Curren, County Assessor and Jill Mackey, County Library Director. Steve moved to approve the following resolution: RESOLUTION NO. 2015-8 OPEN BURNING RESTRICTION AND BAN ON THE USE OF FIREWORKS WHEREAS, a potentially severe to extreme fire situation exists throughout Crook County, created by a heavy fuel load and dry conditions, could create situations that over-extend the firefighting capability of local government; and, WHEREAS, Wyoming Statute 35-9-301 through 304 provides that upon the recommendation of the County Fire Warden the Board of Crook County Commissioners may close the area to any form of use by the public or limit such use which shall include the prohibition of any type of open fire for such periods of time as the Board may deem necessary and proper; and WHEREAS, the County Fire Warden, Gari Gill has recommended that open burning restrictions be imposed throughout the county after a reasonable time for notice; and WHEREAS Wyoming Statutes 35-10-201 through 208 allow for the regulation of fireworks; and WHEREAS, any violation of this resolution may be in violation of W.S. 35-9-304 punishable by up to 30 days in jail and up fo a $I 00.00 fine or both together with restitution for the cost of fire suppression and damages to others caused by the violation of this resolution; WHEREAS, this open burning restriction and ban on the use of fireworks shall begin April 1 I, 2015 and end no later than October 15, 2015 unless temporarily lifted or reimposed by the County Fire Warden. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HEREBY RESOLVES as follows: 1. That the discharge of fireworks and all outdoor fires are prohibited except as set forth below, in the unincorporated area of Crook County, Wyoming beginning on April 11,2015 and ending no later than October 15, 2015 unless temporarily lifted or reimposed by the County Fire Warden during that term; 2. That the following terms shall govern outdoor fires in the unincorporated areas of Crook County, Wyoming: a. Trash or refuse fires between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m inside containers provided with a spark arrester and located within a cleared area ten feet in radius and a shovel and fire suppression means are present at the site are permitted. ~ b. Attended campfires contained within an estgbli~hed ~fire,r~ng, no larger than three (3) feetin radius, and located within a cleared area ten (10) feet in raclius and a' shovel and fire suppression means are present at the site are permitted. c. Charcoal fires within enclosed grills located within a cleared area ten (10} feet in radius and a shovel and fire suppression means are present at the site are permitted. d. Use of acetylene cutting torches or electric arc welders in cleared areas ten (10} feet in radius, and a shovel and fire suppression means are present at the site are permitted. e. Propane or open branding activities, in cleared areas ten (10) feet in radius, and a shovel and fire suppression means are present at the site are permitted. f. Internal or external combustion engines including chainsaws, ATV's and motorcycles shall have approved spark arrestors. g. Use of a chainsaw is permitted, if it has a proper spark arrestor, and a shovel and fire suppression means are present at the site. h. Discharge of fireworks are prohibited except as authorized by a permit granted by the County Fire Warden for public display. 3. All other open burning or outdoor fires are prohibited except as authorized by a permit granted by the County Fire Warden. Applications for a Burn Permit are available from the County Fire Warden. If the County Fire Warden denies the Application the matter may be appealed to the Board of County Commissioners at their next regular monthly meeting by contacting the County Clerk. The County Fire Warden shall have the authority to determine the terms and conditions of the permit including requirements for proof of liability insurance. 4. The ban does not include the listed exceptions set forth in Wyoming Statute 35-10-204, the areas within the incorporated cities and towns within Crook County, or federal lands managed by the Forest Service, Devil's Tower National Monument, and BLM. These entities may impose more or less restrictive regulations. 5. The County Fire Warden shall immediately provide a copy of this Resolution to the County Sheriff, State Land Commissioners, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Keyhole State Park and State Forester and other state and federal agencies. 6. The County Fire Warden shall immediately post the fire ban signs throughout the county and notify the public through advertisement in each newspaper published in the County, by press release to the Radio and TV stations broadcasting within Crook County, by the Public Alert system, the WYDOT 511 system, County Web Site www.crookcounty.wy.gov and any other method that would economically notify the public. Motion made, seconded and carried in an open meeting on April 7, 2015. Board of County Commissioners in and for Crook County, Wyoming by Kelly B. Dennis, Chairman, Jeanne A. Whalen, Vice-Chairman and Steve J. Stahla, Member. State of Wyoming } } County of Crook ) Signed or attested before me on April 7, 2015 by Kelly B. Dennis, Chairman, Jeanne A. Whalen, Vice-Chairman and Steve J. Stahla, Member, Board of Crook County Commissioners in and for Crook County, Wyoming. Linda Fritz, Crook County Clerk Jeanne seconded, all ayes, motion carried. Also present were Gari Gill, County Fire Warden (per conference call}, Joe Baron, County Attorney, Jeff Hodge, County Sheriff, Tina Wood, Clerk of District Court, Mary Kuhl, County Treasurer, Theresa Curren, County Assessor, Jill Mackey, County Library Director, Randy Gill, Facilities Maintenance Foreman and Sheila Hansen, Homeland Security County Coordinator. Mary Kuhl, County Treasurer, Jeff Hodge, County Sheriff, Theresa Curren, County Assessor, Tina Wood, Clerk of District Court and Joe Baron, County Attorney were present to go over items of interest within their departments. Also present were Jill Mackey, County Library Director, Randy Gill, Facilities Maintenance Foreman and Sheila Hansen, Homeland Security County Coordinator. Theresa Curren, County Assessor: Hired Mark Black as full-time Field Appraiser and Ernie Reinhold as part- time Field Appraiser. Both are reviewing and entering new construction from 2014. New Construction needs entered before Notice of Assessments are mailed on April 27, 2015. Theresa has been working 10-12 hours/ daily since January 5th trying to catch up from 2014 and keep up with daily work. Trudy and Theresa have been calling buyers/sellers of 2014 properties to do sales verifications. The information gained from these calls helps Theresa see what sales can be used to value 2015 properties. Harris and Department of Revenue are still working on an issue with Oil and Gas personal properly module. Theresa still hopes to have it resolved before Notice of Assessments are mailed on April 27th. Theresa is working on the budget that needs to be turned into the Clerk's office by May I sf. The 2014/2015 Assessor budget has seven salary lines and Theresa has cut these down to three salary lines for the 2015-2016 budget. With a working Assessor and staff that consistently gives 100% to their duties, all office and field work will be kept up to date. Met with Joe Baron and Linda Fritz on the State Board of Equalization rules for the County Board of Equalization. These rules will be discussed with the Commissioners the afternoon of April 7th. Tlna Wood, Clerk of District Court: Tina reported that in the past month she has been working on the District Court and Court Costs budget requests; working with the WyUSER Design team testing the new releases and other issues for the computer system; meeting with the Court Security Committee; working with Joe and the rest of the WACO officers in preparation for the WACO convention, specifically speakers for the educational sessions and working on the by-laws; attended a Child Support Authority meeting; and the preservation project is progressing. Mary Kuhl, County Treasurer: February was a busy month with commercial vehicle registration renewal. We processed 2,315 transactions in March, which included property taxes, sales tax, vehicle registration, cash receipting and mobile machinery tax sale redemptions. Total receipts were $870,022.30 and Disbursements including county, boards, towns and schools were $470,571.29. Wyo-Star statements are no longer taxed to us from the State Treasurer's Office, they have updated to an online retrieval system, so we have been working with that. I have completed and filed with all entities the Tri-Power tax lien release. Predatory Animal Board requested a report to comply with state requirements, so we prepared and distributed that as timely as possible. We processed 13 tax sale redemptions in March, due to the February license deadline not allowing time to process redemptions. March 31, 2015 was a commercial vehicle license deadline and there is additional paperwork that needs to be filed for the commercial vehicle registration application, weight and mileage declaration and or heavy vehicle use tax form, IRS form 2290. Pete with the WY county commissioners association has requested copies of the past 5 years of county treasurer's abstract filings for information he is compiling for the joint revenue committee. We have received some mortgage company tax parcel requests for the upcoming 2015 tax roll data, we will begin identifying parcels on the requests as time permits. We have been updating and reviewing our desk reference books that we use to quote vehicle registration, commercial vehicle and sales tax rates. The Crook County sales tax rate increased to 6% the 1st of April, 2015 due to the SPOT ballot initiative passing. I will be trying to find some time to prepare the treasurer's office budget and begin preparations to project annual county revenue for the 2015-2016 upcoming budget year. Jeff Hodge, County Sheriff: Gave the commissioners the jail roster and report for the day, also advised that we are still working on the enhanced 911 system and currently dealing with Tim and Raquel reference duplicate data being entered into our system and causing some issues. Wyolink was briefly discussed and advised that we are still working on getting the rest of the local agencies on board. Advised that Collins Communication was in contact with Sheila and currently working on the communication trailer. Llnda Fritz, County Clerk: The Clerk's Office had a busy month with titles and recordings. Linda is working on the FY2015-2016 budget, worker's comp will go into effect July I, 2015 for elected officials, called property insurance for $1000 deductible quote, have begun scanning large documents on the scanner, tract books are going on-line when scanned, discussed the health insurance quote. Joe Boron, County Attorney: The office was busy with preparing documentation on roads issues, court cases, new legislation that will be enacted, attending other County meetings. Morgan EIIsbury, Road and Bridge Foreman gave a monthly report. Jeanne moved to approve a Utility License Upon County Road on Simmons Cutoff County Road No. 262. Steve seconded, all ayes, motion carried. Also present was Joe Baron, County Attorney. The following bills were paid: Total Wages CLAIMANT AFLAC Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming Col. Life & Accident Ins. Co. Crook County Payroll Tax Account Great-West Trust Company, LLC NQPERS Wyoming New York Life Insurance Company VSP WY Department of Workforce Services Wyoming Retirement System Wyoming Educator's Benefit Trust A & B Welding Supply Co Inc. A&M Service & Supply Action Communications, Inc. Allstate Peterbilt - Rapid City Alsco/American Linen American Cncl. on Criminal Justice Training AT & T Mobility Becky Tinsley Big Horn Telecommunications LLC Big Horn Tire Inc. Black Hills RC&D Cassidys Seed & Feed Cenex Fleetcard Centurylink City of Gillette City of Sundance Clinical Lab of the Black Hills Coffee Cup Fuel Stop Collins Communications Combined Laboratories Facility Corner Market Croell Redi-Mix Crook County Crook County Medical Service Dist. Crook County Senior Services Crook County Treasurer Custom Auto & Truck Dakota Business Center Daly & Sorenson, LLC Data Imaging Systems, Inc Deanna Hooper Decker's Market Department of Health Diehl's Supermarket Dione Moon DOT/FHWA Double Star Computing Eastern Wyoming College Emblem Enterprises Inc Farmers Co-op Assoc Fastenal Company Fence Tech Services, LLC Fleetpride Gari G Gill Gearhart Fuel & Repair, Inc. Grimm's Pump & Industrial Supply H.L. Flake Headland Paper Company Hulett Hardware IAAI Industrial Comm. & Electronics, Inc Jack's Truck & Equipment Jeanne Whalen Joseph Michael Baron Joshua Idler Juneks Kimball Midwest Large Format Specialist, LLC Lenzes Printing Leo Riley & Co Lisa Finkey Lita Newman Local Government Liability Pool M & P Auto Body Maplogic Corporation Mary R. Kuhl Max Robert Masters Melanie Wilmer Mobil Satellite Technologies Movin' On Kennels Mullinax Coal Sales Neve's Uniforms & Equipment Norco, Inc Northern Truck Equipment Corp. Northern Wy. Mental Health Center Inc Paetec Patricia J Voll, FNP Peggy Turbiville Pitney Bowes Inc Plainsman Printing, Inc Powder River Energy Corp. Powder River Office Supply, Inc. Quality Age & Construction, Inc. Quality Hardware & Supply Quill Corporation Randy Bury Range Telephone Cooperative, Inc. Regional Health Rexfords Locksmith Shop Robert's Machine & Repair RT Communications Sara Fleenor Schutz Foss Architects, PC SD Wildland Fire Suppression Division Sheehan Mack Sales & Equipment Sheila Hansen Sheridan Motor, Inc. Sic Sauer, Inc. Snap-on Tools Squad Room Emblems Sundance Dillon's Hardware Inc Sundance Electric Inc Sundance Equipment Company Sundance Rod & Gun Club Sundance State Bank Sundance Subway Sundance Times Suzi's Trophies & Awards Titan Machinery TMS Tongue River Communications Top Office Products, Inc. 165,403.92 PURPOSE AMOUNT ALLOWFD Insurance 1343.17 Health Insurance 47864.59 Insurance 48.07 Withholding & Social Security 54821.52 Deferred Compensation 925.00 Life Insurance 192.00 Life Insurance 631.03 Vision Insurance 648.00 Worker's Compensation 2765.50 Retirement 35153.86 Life Insurance 175.76 Repairs & Parts 617.39 Typewriter Repair 162.50 Batteries 5513.00 Parts 86.48 Shop Towels, Dust Mops & Coveralls 288.89 Seminar Tuition 498.00 Cell Phone 1161.03 Mileage & Meal 50.67 Polycom Soundstation-Wireless Conference Phone600.00 Tires & Tire Repair 1991.76 2015 Membership I00.00 Salt 294.00 Fuel 25.56 E911 Charges 1909.30 Water 6.00 Water & 3rd Qtr, Landfill & Ambulance Funding 2487.11 Autopsies 4137.00 Fuel 124.50 Radio Replacement, Intemet, Parts & Labor 1060.71 Tests 34.00 Groceries 29.78 Road Base 184.55 Employer Paid Benefits from Grants 5465.05 Feb & March Prisoner Meals & Food, Physical 5684.10 County Funding 1666.63 Postage 123.53 Oil, Filters, Pads, & Repairs 578.17 Monthly Maintenance 89.40 Court Appointed Attorney Fees 107.38 Microfilm Images 634.72 Zumba Class Certificates i~ -~. ~60.00 Groceries - i ' :" i '. 96.94 State Vehicle Rental ' ' 192.00 Groceries 83.67 CPR & AED Class 200.00 WY Flap/Sand Creek Road Project 6525.98 Onsite Computer Service, Computers & Scanner 6104.00 Excel Class 59.00 Patches 281.96 Fuel 14471.35 Epoxy 387.94 Tie in Culvert 250.00 Repair & Tune Up Kits 168.94 Groceries for fire meetings 57.45 Fuel 464.81 Paste 19.26 Parts 112.91 Courthouse Supplies 362.34 Bags, Trash Cans, Paint & Screws 77.32 Membership Renewal 100.00 E911 Maintenance Contract 12148.00 Latch & Brake Drum Assemblies 631.65 Mileage 45.77 Mileage 39.10 Snow Removal 135.00 Vehicle Repair 72.72 Parts 623.80 Large Format Scanner & Mount 6051.01 Envelopes & Forms 151.98 Audit 1 I000.00 Court Appointed Attorney Fees 382.50 Markers & Cards 13.80 Liability Coverage-County/Ubrary/Fair 27489.00 Instrument Panel Clips, Windshield 357.65 Annual Maintenance 250.00 Mileage & Meals 76.88 Mapping Contract & GIS Consulting 3000.00 Desserts & Refreshments for meetings 117.00 Recurring Broadband Service 5338.80 Dog Food 101.04 Coal 1057.00 Pants 119.90 10 Year Cylinder Lease Renewal 354.50 Gauge 90.48 MMPI-RF2 450.00 Telephone 167.06 Family Planning Clinic Hours 227.50 Uniform Alterations 32.00 Postage Meter Supplies 209.06 Supplies 483.07 Electricity 5229.42 Supplies 1812.04 J Base 9874.54 Parts 350.55 Supplies 223.11 Rally Planning Meeting Food 27.96 Telephone & E911 Charges 10858.69 Morgue Use 406.00 Unlock Car & House 55.00 Repairs 878.07 Telephone & E911 Charges 1578.67 Mileage 43.70 Design Services & Expenses 522.50 State Employee Wages 118.98 Parts 37.52 WY All Hazards Assoc. Dues 50.00 2015 GMC & 2015 RAM 58285.00 Pistol 645.00 Impact Wrench Repair 313.00 Badge & Panel 103.64 Parts & Supplies 226.53 Air Compressor Repair 1144.29 Parts 190.68 Range Dues 200.00 Direct Deposit Fees 6.47 Meals 25.70 Stamps, Ads, Legal, Subscription 3080.24 Plaque 48.75 Repairs 4334.20 Parts 43.18 Cable TV 66.00 Copy Charge, Calculator Paper, Toner 1118.73