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Volume 3, Number 2 - April 10, 2003
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INVITATION TO BID
The Sublette County Rural Health Care District has an OMNI computer for purchase. The system is available for view at the district office. Please call for an appointment or stop in.
13" KDS Monitor
Tower Case with Floppy, CD and Zip Drive
All interested parties must have a SEALED bid submitted by 5 p.m. April 11, 2003 in the district office:
Sublette County Rural Health Care District
P.O. Box 742
219 E. Pine Street, Suite 108
Pinedale, WY 82941
Published in the Sublette Examiner March 27, April 3 and 10, 2003.
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Big Piney - Marbleton Fire Station, Big Piney and Marbleton, Wyo., is receiving sealed proposals for a Fire Station Addition. The work consists of a 2,300-square-foot metal building addition to the existing fire station. The work will be bid as one (1) project, and be awarded under one (1) general contract.
First copies of the contract documents will be on file after March 26, 2003, and open to public inspection in the office of Plan One/Architects, 65 Mercill Avenue, Jackson, Wyo. 83001.
Bidders may obtain one (1) set of contract documents from the office of the architect, upon deposit of fifty dollars and no/100 ($50). Make checks payable to "Plan One/Architects" and deliver to Plan One/Architects in Jackson, Wyo. A refund of deposits may be obtained by returning the contract documents in good condition within seven (7) days after the proposals have been opened.
A pre-bid conference will be held at the project site, Big Piney - Marbleton Fire Station on April 08, 2003, beginning at 2:30 p.m. This conference will be recommended but not mandatory for all prospective general contractors wishing to have their bid considered for the work.
All proposals must be accompanied by a bid bond or cashier's check in the amount of five percent (5 percent) of the maximum amount of the proposal. Successful bidder to provide a 100-percent performance and payment bond. Preference shall be given to Wyoming contractors as defined by Wyoming Statutes, 1977, Section 16-6-101, in accordance with the provisions Section 16-6-102. Attention is also called to the provisions of Section 16-6-103 with respect to sub-contractors by a successful bidder.
Bids will be opened at the office of the Plan One/Architects, 65 Mercill Avenue, Jackson, Wyo.
The owner reserves the privilege of rejecting any or all proposals, or waiving any irregularities or formalities in any proposal in the bidding. Submit written proposals to: Plan One/Architects, Attention: Mr. Allen Saunders, P.O. Box 1910, Jackson, Wyo., 83001. Sealed proposals marked "Fire Station Addition" on the outside of the envelope must be received by Thursday, April 17, 2003, at 2:30 p.m.
Dated: March 26, 2003
Big Piney - Marbleton Volunteer Fire Department Board
Mr. John Ball
Published in the Sublette Examiner March 27, April 3, April 10, 2003.
The Sublette County Planning and Zoning Commission will meet Thursday, May 15, 2003, at 7:30 p.m. in the County Courthouse in Pinedale, Wyoming. At this time public hearing will be held for the following applications:
1. Zone change application by Jacklin Hunt to rezone .84 acre from CH-1 (Highway Commercial) to C-1 (General Commercial). The property is located in a portion of Section 2, T33N, R111W in Daniel. It is on the east side of US Hwy 189, across the highway from the Green River Bar. The purpose of the zone change is to operate retail stores and shops.
2. Zone change application by Gary Espenscheid to rezone 84 acres, more or less, from A-1 (Agricultural) to R-R (Rural Residential). The property is located in a portion of Section 29, T34N. R109W. It is on the east side of Ehman Lane 23-144, northeast of B&B Village. The purpose of the zone change is to subdivide into 35 lots each being approximately two (2) acres.
3. Zone change application by Ken and Karen Taylor to rezone 10 acres, more or less, from R-R 10 (Rural Residential Ten-Acre Minimum) to R-R 5 (Rural Residential Five-Acre Minimum). It is located on the south side of Highway 351 in the vicinity of the intersection of New Fork Bridge CR 23-175 and State Highway 351. The purpose of the zone change is to subdivide into 2 lots each being approximately five (5) acres.
/s/ Suzy Michnevich, Chairman
Published in the Sublette Examiner April 10, 2003.
OFFICIAL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PROCEEDINGS
APRIL 1, 2003
The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on this date at 9 a.m. with Gordon Johnston, Bill Cramer, Betty Fear, Cat Urbigkit of the Sublette Examiner, Joe Wilhelm of the Pinedale Roundup, and Mary Lankford, county clerk, present.
Chairman Gordon Johnston led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance.
The minutes of the preceding meeting of March 18, 2003, were approved and ordered filed on motion by Commissioner Cramer and seconded by Commissioner Fear. The motion carried.
The official bonds for Robert W. Maxam, secretary/treasurer for the Pinedale Volunteer Fire Department, in the amount of $25,000, and Paul N. Scherbel, county surveyor, in the amount of $1,000, were approved and ordered filed with the fire board and county clerk, respectively.
Dan Holgate, road & bridge superintendent, reported on opening roads, the road inventory, chip seal projects, and work at the senior center. Commissioner Cramer and Chairman Johnston reported compliments they had received on his department's work.
Frank Grimes, representing Nelson Engineering, reported that a public bid opening was held for the construction of the turning lane at the new Industrial Site Road on March 20, 2003, in the District Courtroom. Three bids were received and the apparent low bidder was R.S. Bennett Construction. Commissioner Fear declared a conflict of interest. It was moved by Commissioner Cramer and seconded by Chairman Johnston to award the bid to R.S. Bennett Construction for the amount of $208,867.28. The motion carried.
Bob Maxam, WYDOT resident engineer, discussed the department's project planning process and offered to assist the county with incorporating county projects with state projects. Maxam reported that the Big Piney Cutoff and a portion of U.S. Highway 191 would be overlayed in 2005. County projects could be included with the 2005 projects with stockpiling in 2004.
Linda Smittle and Sam Smith requested condemnation of Little Mountain Road. Petitions were presented. Dan Holgate will review finished project. The board advised that all costs of condemnation and the project will be assessed to the users of the road, and referred them to the county attorney.
Bob McCarty, a resident of Big Country Ranches, discussed road improvements, county roads, and forming an improvement and service district. Chairman Johnston advised McCarty to organize the residents.
Rick Hubbard, communications sergeant, presented two proposals for the E911 Dispatch Center equipment. The board agreed to purchase the Motorola system for $205,166.
It was moved by Commissioner Cramer and seconded by Commissioner Fear to adopt Resolution No. 03-765J amending the plat for Reardon County Road No. 23-139. The motion carried.
Paul Scherbel reported that he was working on the First North easements and an easement on Paradise County Road.
The board reviewed the county surveyor statutes with Scherbel. Scherbel presented a job description he had prepared in 1983. The board referred the job description to the county attorney. It was moved by Commissioner Cramer and seconded by Commissioner Fear to appoint Paul Scherbel to the position of county surveyor for a term of one year commencing April 1. The motion carried.
County Attorney Van Graham discussed road condemnation and advised the board that it could condemn and assess the users, and easements may need to be purchased for the roadway.
Graham reported on an upcoming meeting at the Ag Center and that he expects a preliminary response from the attorney general regarding PDRs by April 15.
The board reviewed the county sanitarian statues with Keith Raney. It was moved by Commissioner Cramer and seconded by Commissioner Fear to appoint Raney to the position effective immediately until June 30th, then to commence for a term of four years, thereafter, effective July 1st. The motion carried. The board requested a job description from Raney by June with recommended standards.
The board discussed with Mike McGinnis, waste management supervisor, a letter sent to trash haulers. The board requested copies of all correspondence from his department.
McGinnis reported that the Marbleton Landfill road needs work and that he had received a three-and-one-half page letter from DEQ regarding deficiencies from the February inspection of the Marbleton Landfill and Pinedale Transfer Station. McGinnis reported on the balefill tour on March 25th and informed the board that the baler is portable and will be in Sublette County in July. McGinnis requested funding in the amount of $9,700 for a household hazardous waste collection event. The board approved the request later in the meeting.
The following petitions and affidavits of abatement of taxes were presented on petition from the county assessor and the State of Wyoming Board of Equalization: McMurry Oil Company, $487.30; Phillips Petroleum Company, $152,77; Ultra Resources, Inc., $813.38; and Arnold Machinery, $1,142.13.
Joel Bousman, representing various ranchers and land managers, discussed the county's participation in the 4C's Pilot Project, which would monitor federal grazing allotments. The proposed pilot project area will include about 90,000 acres, at an estimated cost of $2 per acre for the soil survey and ecological site inventory. The proposed area is Bureau of Land Management allotments held by permittees in the East Fork watershed.
After discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Cramer and seconded by Commissioner Fear to support the concept of the pilot project and commit funding up to one-third of the project to a maximum of $60,000. The motion carried.
Joan Mitchell, director of the Southwest Sublette Pioneers, discussed unforeseen costs, due to fire marshall inspection, at their center, and requested an additional $19,387.45. The board approved the request.
Susan Kramer, representing Sublette Citizens for Recycling, discussed expanding the recycling center. The board directed Kramer to obtain estimates for the work and submit them to the board.
Brad Waters and Dan Holgate discussed the senior center fill material. It was decided to purchase it from Teletractors, Inc.
Waters reviewed the progress on the building projects with the board.
It was moved by Commissioner Fear and seconded by Commissioner Cramer to appoint Bob Hanson to the position of Emergency Management Coordinator, while Tom Hueckstaedt is on active duty. The motion carried.
The board approved and signed the Memorandum of Agreement with the Wyoming Emergency Management Agency.
The board approved the contract with PacifiCorp to extend the power service in the Sublette Golf Course Subdivision in Tee Circle.
County Clerk Mary Lankford reviewed the county insurance renewal and the insurance market. The board approved the renewal with Tegeler & Associates in the amount of $109,611.00.
The board denied a voucher submitted by Surveyor Scherbel, Ltd.
Accounts Payable audited and approved for payment:
AMERICAN FAMILY LIFE ASSURANCE 1,192.08 /BENEFICIAL LIFE INSURANCE CO. 316.10 /CLERK OF COURT 601.00 /COLONIAL LIFE & ACCIDENT 86.15 /FASCORP 3,766.67 /MIKE'S CLEANING SERVICE 400.00 /PRUDENTIAL LIFE INSURANCE 201.00 /JOHN SHENEFELT 5,395.00 /UNITED STATES LIFE INS. CO. 101.19 /VALIC 648.82 /WYOMING CHILD SUPPORT 200.00 /WYOMING EMPLOYEES FCU 1,075.00 /WYOMING RETIREMENT SYSTEM 34,521.14 /SUBLETTE COUNTY PAYROLL ACCT 104,352.93 /AG REVOLVING 147.50 /AT&T 46.61 /B&B TIRE 32.95 /BARNES DISTRIBUTION 335.51 /WAYNE BARDIN 243.39 /MARYLISA BAXLEY 10.00 /B-N-C TRASH SERVICE INC. 390.00 /JUDITH M. BOYLE, MD 428.00 /BIG PINEY LUBE & DETAIL 28.95 /CENTER FOR AMERICAN 225.00 /CDW GOVERNMENT, INC. 667.43 /CENTERFIRE 66 7.20 /CENTURYTEL 3,878.62 /CENTURYTEL 84.59 /BEAU CHAMBERLAIN 54.00 /COMFORT SUITES 69.00 /CONSERVATION PARTNERS 10,643.14 /WILLIAM W. CRAMER 1,414.91 /DAVIS & CANNON 56.86 /DELCON, INC. 326.33 /EIDEN'S CONSTRUCTION LLC 425.00 /FCS-JDC NATRONA COUNTY PROGRAMS 4,802.00 /FEW INVESTMENTS, LLC 985.64 /FORD BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION INC. 63,580.65 /FORESTRY SUPPLIERS,INC. 106.84 /FRONTIER ELECTRIC INC. 1,183.65 /HI-COUNTRY SENIOR CITIZENS 2,684.00 /HOLIDAY INN OF THE WATERS 249.80 /JACK'S TRUCK & EQUIPMENT 377.24 /JOHN ASCUAGA'S NUGGET 995.70 /KIMBALL EQUIPMENT CO. 607.12 /LYNN PEAVEY COMPANY 106.65 /BRIDGET MACKEY 563.90 /MICHAEL MCGINNIS 28.35 /STELLA MCKINSTRY 259.28 /MMS 170.08 /MOORE MEDICAL CORP. 191.87 /FRANK MORRISON 50.00 /NASAR 150.00 /NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL 30.00 /ERIC NIELSEN, D.S.W. 220.00 /OFFICE OUTLET 127.00 /PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT CO. 562.54 /PACIFIC POWER 2,305.00/ERIC PETERSON 141.93 /HELEN HEGARDT 125.00 /PINEDALE DRUG 716.43 /PINEDALE PROPERTIES 164.00 /PINEDALE ROUNDUP 182.00 /PINEDALE TRUE VALUE 182.93 /PLAINSMAN PRINTING & SUPPLY 149.77 /PROVIDENCE ARCHITECTURE INC. 13,957.52 /HAYES RANDOL 135.25 /RENAISSANCE MADISON HOTEL 330.62 /RESTON HOTEL 653.28 /ROCKY MOUNTAIN WASH 180.00 /ROCKY MOUNTAIN PROPANE 747.50/ROCKHURST UNIVERSITY 281.45 /HENRY SCHMIDT 20.64/SCOTT MACHINERY COMPANY 3,879.38 /SUBLETTE COUNTY SCHOOL DIST No. 9 /100.00/SOUTHWEST SUB CO PIONEERS 1,431.00 /SOCIETY FOR RANGE MANAGEMENT 90.00 /STOCKMAN'S RESTAURANT 65.05 /SUBLETTE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 659.45/SUBLETTE EXAMINER 69.00 /SURVEYOR SCHERBEL, LTD. 2,266.38 /TETON COUNTY EXTENSION SERVICE 10.00 /TEGELER AND ASSOCIATES 109,611.00 /TETON COUNTY SHERIFF'S 4,875.00 /WILLIAM H. TWICHELL 797.50 /UNION TELEPHONE 21.64 /VIKING OFFICE PRODUCTS, INC. 75.44 /WYOMING COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY DIV 184.95 /WILLIAMS AUTOMOTIVE INC. 80.74 /SKYLAR WILSON 175.00 /WIND RIVER PIZZA 36.00 /WIND RIVER RIDERS 4H HORSE CLUB 75.19 /WYOMING MACHINERY COMPANY 2,684.42 /WYOMING.COM 12.00 /WYOMING LIVESTOCK ROUNDUP 35.00 /WYOMING T2 CENTER 150.00 /WYOMING TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION 50.00 /XEROX CORPORATION 518.98 /XEROX CORPORATION 398.32
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:15 p.m.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
SUBLETTE COUNTY, WYOMING
/s/ Gordon R. Johnston, Chairman
/s/ Mary L. Lankford, County Clerk
Published in the Sublette Examiner April 10, 2003.
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