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THE DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR SUBLETTE COUNTY, WYOMING
NINTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
IN THE MATTER OF THE )
ESTATE OF )
CHARLES D. KITCH )
Probate No. 1855
Notice of petition to dispense with probate of non-resident estate
TAKE NOTICE that Elaine S. Kitch has filed a petition for admission of California probate proceedings as a probate of the estate in Wyoming. The petition will be heard on January 31, 2003, at 10 a.m., or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, following publication of this notice for three weeks as required by law, and any protest thereto, or any claims against the estate not previously considered in the California probate must be presented at such hearing or they shall be barred and the relief requested shall be granted.
DATED this 9th day of January, 2003.
/s/ Marilyn M. Jensen
Clerk of Court
Published in the Sublette Examiner Jan. 16, 23 and 30, 2003.
ESTABLISHMENT OF WEED & PEST
Pursuant to the Wyoming Weed and Pest Control Act of 1973, and W.S. 11-5-104(a), the Board of County Commissioners, Sublette County, Wyoming, will hold a public hearing, Tuesday, February 4, 2003, at 11 a.m. to establish the boundaries of the district areas within the Sublette County Weed & Pest District. Appointments to the new areas will be made in March.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
SUBLETTE COUNTY, WYOMING
/s/ Gordon R. Johnston, Chairman
Published in the Sublette Examiner, Jan. 16 & 23, 2003.
Sublette County Rural Health Care District - December 9, 2002
Sublette County Courthouse 7 p.m.
Walt Bousman, president of the Sublette County Rural Health Care District, chaired this meeting. This meeting was held in the courtroom of the Sublette County Courthouse, Pinedale, Wyo. William Barney, vice president, Jerry Jensen, secretary/treasurer, Mary Lynn Worl, trustee, and Garry Eiden, trustee, were in attendance. Jauna McGinnis, clerk, took the minutes.
Others in attendance:
Big Piney Clinic: Dr. Burnett, Dr. Turner; Big Piney Ambulance: Rich Anderson, Katie Krieger, Carol Mackie; Pinedale EMS: Wil Gay, Wendy Boman; Dave Doorn, Sublette Center; Dave Smith, Dave's Electronics; Jeff Swain, High Country Counseling; Roger McMannis, Home Improvement Specialists; Tom Wagner, Shell Oil; Press Reps: Cat Urbigkit, George Wilkes.
CALL TO ORDER
Walt Bousman called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m.
Jerry Jensen moved to set the agenda as outlined. William Barney seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
Jerry Jensen motioned to accept the minutes of the Nov. 11, 2002, regular meeting and the Nov. 6, 2002, special meeting. Mary Lynn Worl seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
Dave Doorn of the Sublette Center updated the board regarding the wheelchair van grant. It has been approved at 75 percent. Mr. Doorn mentioned $12,000 will be needed to fund the other 25 percent. He then requested a special meeting with the clinics, the district, and Sublette Center to discuss the HIPAA regulations and policies of each. The board directed Jauna McGinnis and Dave Doorn to organize the meeting in January.
The board began discussion of the software for the computer system. A lot of questions remained regarding turn-key, cost, networking, regulations, etc. Dr. Burnett joined the meeting at this time. He stated he would like to purchase the computers as budgeted and he would purchase the software all in the interest of end-of-year deductions for himself. He indicated the software may be purchased by the board at a later date.
Garry Eiden motioned to approve the purchase of the budgeted computer system. William Barney seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
The board then stated the budget is set/approved for the ensuing fiscal year. The funds may not be readily available. Therefore the process for the purchase of district assets, whether budgeted or not, is to first contact the clerk with the information. She will then contact all board members to gain approval or not. When a decision has been made, the clerk will contact the requesting party with the answer. This process will be included in the policy and procedure manual.
Dr. Burnett then requested an executive session to discuss a medical director contract. Walt Bousman stated an executive session cannot be conducted for this purpose. The attorney has advised the board not to. The attorney is also in the process of drawing up drafts for the medical director contract and the contract extension. The board will discuss this further when these drafts have been completed.
Dr. Burnett stated his disagreement with this decision. Walt Bousman then read the statute regarding executive sessions. William Barney requested Walt Bousman to re-approach legal counsel on this issue. Discussion continued. Dr. Burnett stated his insurance company is requesting a contract, since the service is now a paid service, in order to be covered for the EMS. Also, there is an added cost due to this change. The board had received conflicting information pertaining to this information presented by Dr. Burnett, in that, paid or volunteer, it does not require a contract, nor does it add any cost. The board is requesting documentation from the insurance company stating its requirements and cost. Then the board will, with a special meeting, expedite any necessary requirements.
Dr. Burnett budgeted a chemistry analyzer. The company selling this machine is undergoing a restructure, which causes concern for technical and warranty issues. Dr. Burnett has found two machines to perform the same tests.
Jerry Jensen motioned to purchase these two machines in lieu of the chemistry analyzer. Garry Eiden seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
CBC MACHINE SERVICE AGREEMENT
The CBC machine service agreement in the amount of $4,000 did not warrant signature. This machine is seven years old and needs to be replaced rather than serviced. The $4,000 is one-third the purchase price of a new machine.
PHYSICIAN CHECKS APPROVAL
Jerry Jensen motioned to approve the physician's checks. William Barney seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
Dr. Boyle was not able to attend this meeting. She requested the board to discuss recruitment incentives for additional physicians. The board then discussed this issue with Dr. Burnett. The discussion focused on retroactive payment to Dr. Burnett for anything instituted for the Pinedale Clinic. Mary Lynn Worl had gathered information regarding the different incentives that could be used for recruitment. The board will discuss this issue at the next meeting.
Walt Bousman and Jerry Jensen performed a walk-through regarding the bid from Ben Davis for the Pinedale Clinic interior walls. It was decided the best approach is to use wall coverings. William Barney motioned to proceed with the interior improvements of wall coverings. Jerry Jensen seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
GENERAL BUSINESS CONTINUED
HIGH COUNTRY COUNSELING
Jeff Swain of the High Country Counseling Center approached the board with information regarding the expansion of the service (i.e., building, additional counselor), with a request for funding. Discussion continued with questions of operating budget, sources of funds, and needs. Walt Bousman will be discussing the matter with the county commissioners to propose a joint venture. The board requested Mr. Swain to return next month to provide time for research and decision.
Roger McMannis presented a bid for the addition of heated gutters for the carport in the amount of $1,800. This last snowstorm indicated the need for this addition. Jerry Jensen motioned to approve the bid as presented. Mary Lynn Worl seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
Tom Wagner of Shell Oil Company approached the board with a possibility of funding the district's purchase of the base station radio system. He requested a proposal from the district detailing intended changes, what is needed, why, what it will accomplish, why it can't be funded locally and system being installed.
Discussion then turned to the radio system regarding brand-specific vs. features-specific. The reason for specifying the brand included: same system used by dispatch and fire, familiarity, interchangeable parts. The district will need to apply for an FCC license for Aspen Ridge. The installer will be able to submit the application.
Jerry Jensen motioned to install the Ericsson set-up, which is the same system as the sheriff dispatch and fire bands. Mary Lynn Worl seconded the motion. Jerry Jensen and Mary Lynn Worl voted Aye; Garry Eiden voted Nay; William Barney abstained. Walt Bousman voted Aye. Motion carried.
The board then discussed the installation of radios at the clinics and Pinedale ambulance barn. The board felt this discussion could be tabled until next meeting in order to gather complete information.
Jerry Jensen motioned to accept sealed bids for the base station radio until Friday, Jan. 10, 2002, at 5 p.m. and award the bid at the Jan. 13, 2002, meeting. Mary Lynn Worl seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
The board discussed accepting the changes made to the training policy at the special meeting. Jerry Jensen motioned to accept the changes as presented. William Barney seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
It was noted that these changes only apply to training expenditures, not ambulance trips. The meal amounts for ambulance trips will remain as in the past.
Wil Gay, Pinedale EMS Supervisor, informed the board of their acceptance of the ambulance MS31. The cell phone has not yet been installed. This is being dealt with. Also, there is a drug box on order for MS15. Jerry Jensen motioned to pay the invoice for the ambulance to Rocky Mountain Emergency Vehicles in the amount of $98,471.45. Garry Eiden seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
GENERAL BUSINESS CONTINUED
IRS RULING/PAYROLL CHANGE
Because of the designation by the IRS as a semi-weekly depositor rather than monthly, there will be three payments of payroll taxes with the present pay schedule. Without much discussion and based on the previous discussion, the clerk stated that a twice-a-month pay schedule would be acceptable and manageable for her. It would also alleviate any financial burden on the salaried personnel if the change would be to a monthly paycheck. She suggested to pay the salaried personnel on the 15th and last day with the prior month's after hours activity to be included in the 15th paycheck, plus pay the volunteers on the 15th.
Jerry Jensen motioned to pay the salaried personnel twice a month and the volunteers once a month effective January 2003. William Barney seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
The board decided to table the purchase of computer equipment until the January meeting.
GENERAL BUSINESS CONTINUED
POLICY AND PROCEDURES
The board agreed to make a date for the next policy and procedures workshop in January.
The clerk reported she is presently writing HIPAA policies and will submit them to the lawyer when finished for his review. Then, they will be presented at a policy and procedures workshop meeting for approval.
The clerk reported that health insurance increased 20 percent for the calendar year 2003.
OFFICE LEASE RENEWAL
Garry Eiden motioned to accept the office lease agreement for 2003. Jerry Jensen seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
The first mill levy installment was received in November. The clerk presented different options for investment of excess funds. Because the CDs will be maturing in January, the board agreed to table this discussion until the January meeting.
Jerry Jensen motioned to pay the bills as presented. Garry Eiden seconded the motion. Motion carried authorizing vouchers for payroll and vendors numbered 2035 through 2164 totaling $221,072.10.
Without any further business, Jerry Jensen motioned to adjourn the meeting. William Barney seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned 10:08 p.m.
Respectfully submitted this 13th day of January, 2003
Sublette County Rural Health Care District Board of Trustees
Walt Bousman, Chairman
Jauna M. McGinnis, Clerk
Published in the Sublette Examiner Jan. 23, 2003.
BEFORE THE OIL AND GAS
CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF WYOMING
The following matters will come before this commission on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at 9 a.m., or as soon thereafter as the matters may be heard, or between the hours of 8 a.m., and 5 p.m., on any of the subsequent days during which the commission remains in session at the office of the State Oil and Gas Supervisor, 777 West First Street, Casper, Wyoming: Cause No. 1, Order No. 1, Docket No. 6-2003 brought on the application of Williams Production RMT Company for an order vacating Chapter 3, Section 2(a) of the commission's rules as it applies to the Frontier Formation underlying the Miami Ditch Unit, a federal exploratory unit comprised of portions of Sections 3 and 6 in Township 23 North, Range 114 West, Portions of Sections 17, 18, 19, 21, 27, 30, 31, 32, 33 and 34 and all of Sections 20, 28, 29 and 35 in Township 30 North, Range 114 West providing that no well be drilled within the unit area closer than 440 feet from the boundaries of the unit or any uncommitted tract within the unit, Sublette County, Wyoming.
Any interested party is entitled to appear at the time and place aforesaid to be heard by the commission. The applications may be inspected in the office of the undersigned, 777 West First Street, Casper, Wyoming. If there are any protests, please make such known to the State Oil and Gas Supervisor at least three (3) working days before the hearing by filing a written objection.
/s/ Don J. Likwartz, Secretary
Published in the Sublette Examiner Jan. 23, 2003.
REQUEST FOR BIDS
Hereby take notice that the Pinedale Airport Board, acting on behalf of the Town of Pinedale, is requesting bids for the salvage rights and removal for all structures, interior fencing and corral from lot five (5) of the Airport Subdivision, Sublette County, Wyoming. Bids will be opened on Feb. 11, 2003, at 2 p.m. at the Pinedale Town Hall. All bids must be on the authorized Bid Form and received at the Pinedale Town Hall no later than 5 p.m. on Feb. 10, 2003, to be considered. Removal must be completed by Oct. 1, 2003. Within five business days of notice of award, the successful bidder will be required to enter into a written contract with the Pinedale Airport Board for the successful reclamation of the concerned lot after salvage and removal of the concerned structures, interior fencing and corral in a form attached to the Specifications. Specifications for this contract and Bid Forms are available at the Pinedale Town Hall. Telephone (307)-367-4136 for mailing of a bid package.
Structures include: Two-story log home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, attached double garage, detached barn and detached shed located at 24 Runway Lane, about 5 miles SE of Pinedale off Highway 191. Interior fencing includes pole fencing and corral. In case of conflict between the terms of the Request and the Specifications, the Specifications shall control.
Published in the Sublette Examiner Jan. 23 and 30 and Feb. 6, 2003.
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