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PAGE 10 THE SUNDANCE TIMES JUNE 28, 1979 LETTERS TO THE TAXPAYERS AND RESIDENTS OF CROOK COUNTY AND THE CROOK COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS: It is with deepest regret that we have been forced to write this letter. But after all the anger, hurt and deep sense of injustice and complete bafflement subsided, we decided that you, the taxpayer and parents, deserve the truth, as opposed to sparing embarrassment to the school board members. We apologize to you, the school board members, because we truly feel that you were set up, and are only guilty of gross negligence in not checking facts before decisions. The telephone, the central office and a bevy of secretaries are as close as the end of your finger to obtain these facts. We can't believe that you on the one hand would approve the purchase of 4 new buses to eliminate the maintenance costs of last year, and then on the other hand accept a higher maintenance bid, without any questions to anyone, by even one of you. These are the facts-taxpayer. This is how your tax dollar is used or misused! SUBJECT - Bids on vehicle maintenance for Hulett area. This is labor only. Parts are extra! No. 1 Maintenance Only 1979-80 Brimmer Repair, $799xll months, $8,789. Hulett Skelly-R. Dent, $750xll vhonths, $8,250. Hulett Co-op, $950xll months, $10,450. No. 2 Maintenance and Major-Annual Brimmer Repair, $1189xll months, $13,079. Hulett SkeUy, $1100xll months, $12,100. Hulett Co-op, No Bid. Accepted by Beard-Brimmer Repair at $1189 per month, $13,079. To make you understand our complaint we must show the maintenance cost for the past 4 years. 1975-1976: Claude Heaton-major, Wages, $950xll months, Total, $10,450. 1976-1977: Claude Heaton-major, $1000xll mgnths, Total, $11,000. 1977-1978: Claude Heaton-major, $1069x2 months. $2136. Dent-Genreal maintenance, $800x9 months, $7200. Tracy Motor-major total, $356, Total, $9,692. 1978-1979: Dent General, $800xll months, $8800. Tracy Motor-major total, $645, Total $9,445. Claude Heaton had a tough job when the board first decidedl a maintenance person was needed. Through his efforts and then when he died, through our continued effort we were able to bring bus maintenance costs down and this was our intention this year-not by insisting on accepting major maintenance for the high figure but by dropping our general bid by $50, thus saving the district $550, and payi~, for major maintenance only when there was a need and this done by a certified mechanic in a certified garage, Tracy Motor. What better service could we offer.'??. By their own admission, there have been no complaints on our work for the past two years--Their reasons for this high bid acceptance have no bearing on cost or efficiency which should be their ord~ concern. Justify this action or prove us wrong in our figures. We would welcome either one. It would prove someone took some time to check facts. The least it can cost you, taxpayers, in wasted dollars, is $979. The most it could cost you is $4,829 this year. De you care? Does this make you wonder? Fredia and Roger Dent Hulett Skelly Service P.S. We also wish to publicly apologize to you Jim Bare. We were misinformed as to how you voted. We only wish your "Nay" had been followed by a request for these facts. ~OF A REGULAR ~G OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF THE CITY OF SUNDANCE, WYOMING June 4, 1979 The town council met this day in regular session there being present Mayor Floyd Cart and Councilmembers Fullerton, Frolander, and Garman. Absent was Council- man Hubbard. Also present were Joe Popham, James Clark, Mary Jean Wilson, Carole Westover, Kenny Glover, Deb Roberts, Emma Lou Barnes, Mark" Hughes and Kathy Vondriska. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. Emma LOU Barnes discussed the possibility of the city budgeting revenue sharing money for The Senior Citizens Center and asked if there would be a water and sewer rate increase this year. The Council advised her the revenue sharing money had already been budgeted for new water lines and it was their feeling that the paving project would benefit the center longer than the small amount they could have budgeted toward the Senior Citizens Center. No rate increase is forseen which would affect the center. Deb Roberts presented a revised questionaire for the Councils approval which the Land Use Planning Committee had drafted. The questionaire will be marled out with the June water bills. Building permits were approved for Dennis Hart, garage, $12,000., Amos Hart, utility building $600, Ken Beeman, tool shed, $50.50, Mervin Peterson, entry way, $600. Because of a prior commitment which may have been made a building permit for George Reed, residence, $40,000., was also approved. A trailer permit submitted by Donald Hopkins was rejected in concmTence with the Land Use Planning Committes opinion that it did not meet the required set backs. City Attorney Mark Hughes discussed a deed which the council signed some time ago and no" name had been ehtered. the deed not recorded, and nothing entered in the minutes. The possibility of issuing a new deed which would include an easement was discussed. Kathy Vondriska discussed an easement the city had ;,~ .bought from the Grin Mo .un .t~m, water district several years Brad Tschetter, Sunda~, accepts a $10 beef eertiflcate from Betty Jean Durfee, Crook County Cow-Belles commodities chairman, in reeogniflm of his being the youngest father residing in the county. Tschetter is 18 years old and his son, Wes- ley, is 16 months. ago which is now clouding title insurance. The easement is for an abondoned water line which the city had thought they might be able to tie into later to serve consumers in the area. In a motion made by Fullerton and seconded by Garman the application of retail liquor license renewal for the Turf Bar and new resturant liquor license for the Am Restumnt were approved for publication. Bend for the City Clerk and name schedule bond were ap~ved by the Council. ' Council read the police report and accepted the resignation of Dick Takes as city patrolman. The Council asked Kenny Glover to initial or comment on any further building permit applications received for review by the Land Use Planning Committee. Receipts for the month of May: Licenses $100.00 Cigarette Tax 754.12 Sales Tax 4,057.93 Miscellaneous 1,697.50 Cemeteries 90.00 Ambulance 1,052.15 Interest 13.75 Availability Fees 2,560.00 Fines 323.00 Gas Tax 1,971.02 1% Sales Tax 3,009.83 Meter Deposits 50.00 Sanitation 10,282.12 Ceta 758.83 Land Sale 40,000.00 Total 66,720.25 Bills were read for the month of June and warrants ordered drawn for the same: Administration $7,927.70 Ambulance 572.35 Sanitation 4,045.50 Streets & Alleys 1,745.70 Fire 24.33 G.O. Water Bond 373.00 Public Safety 6,533.51 Water 27,241.04 Parks & Cemeteries 1,177.56 Meter Refunds 60.00 Total $52,384.15 There being no further business to come before the Council at this time the meeting was adjourned. (SEAL) Floyd Cart Mayor ATTEST: Carole Westover Clerk-Treasurer A I a d d i n day thispastweek and Don- na Hart visited one day. On July Brengle Saturday for dinner the Dun- July 25, 1979 geys had as their guest their We have had sem~ J " ' ==~ -ksey and showers this past weekTIMESCLAS~wm~ lya and Gets Results Some of us got rain on Sunday afternoon. It sure doesn't look like late June and it does not feel like it in the evenings when it is so cool. Frank Pearson spent a week in Billings last week, when he returned home he brought his daughter Dorothy and Brian home with him to visit with her sister Margaret Shoemaker and family and with the Charles Pearson family Frank will take Dorothy and Brian to Gillette this morning to catch a "ride to her home in Bill- ings. Ruth and Henry Pickerd M~cr, eaL The McGillvarys returned home on Wednesday from Thermopolis and Sheridan bringing with him three grandsons Thane, G~try and Robin to spend some time with Grandma and Grandpa. Linda Gels went to Home- makers club last Wednesday. They held a macrame class at the club. Linda Gels went to Belle Fourche with Cheryl and Joann Klocker one day last week. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Ryan spent Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Rapid City at a reunion of Mari]yn's mother!s side of their family, visited,at the Dungeys one it was a Sten.bak reunion. The Dick branded on had as their the Bret Garret, Marlene Ted and Javon Jami and the son and boys, Judy Brengle Ryan and Mr. and Mrs. Belle Fourche with Callers during Mr. and Mrs. and Lane, Mr. Steve Brengle Mr. and Mrs. and boys of and Mrs. Kelli Hardesty with us while Hardest' Danette Underwood rodeO, The Cow-Belles had spom. sored a contest to determine the youngest father living in the county in connection with theb annual Father's Day beef promo~on activity. Mr. and Mrs. Seemer and Tammy of Marysiville, Wash. are spending the week with Mrs. Seemer's brother and mother and fam- ily the Jerry and Toots Ryan famih'es, she is the former Shirley Ryan. Six members of the Beer- lodge Wranglers attended camp at the BHSC in Spear- fish, from Tuesday until Thursday afternoon. Judy Brengle also attended as the Chaperone Dr. and Mrs. ] nally, Lander, parents of their son, born Lander The baby has Clintol pounds, 8 Paternal Mr. and Mrs. nally, Sund~e' grandparentS Mrs. Harvey Personal item Mr. and Sundance, Janes in Friday. that same day Mrs. Calvin inston, Mont., I Cart. Mrs. sister. 1979 SCHOOL DISTRICT. 1 CROOK COUNTY, WYOMIN6 September 11, 1~}79 - School District June 29, 1979 - First day for canidates to the County Clerk. July 13, 1979 - Last day to file for office. August 11, 1979 is the last day to register County or City Clerk. Voter registration is not permitted at the p01# day. OFFICERS TO BE ELECTED No. Titles 1 Hulett Trustee Area No. 1 1 Hulett Trustee Area No. 3 {Unexpired Te 1 -Moorcroft Trustee Area No. 4 1 Sundance Trustee Area No. 7 All candidates, whether successful or statement of receipts and expenditures by with the County Clerk. A Candidate must before receiving a certificate of election. Every candidate's campaign committee committee supporting a school board statement of campaign ber 18th with the County Clerk. Publish: June 28, 1979 CHRISTIA SCI and The Worth of A Pre.Lecture BY DAVID RENNI E Denver, Cob). Member of the Christian Science Friday, June 7:30p.m. Holiday Sponsored by CHRISTIAN SCIENCE OF SPEARFISH