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Volume 3, Number 36 - December 4, 2003
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Notice OF APPLICATION FOR
RENEWAL OF RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSE
Notice is hereby given that on the 10th day of November, 2003, the estate of Frank Fear, dba Marbleton Inn Restaurant, filed an application for renewal of a retail liquor license for the Marbleton Inn Restaurant in the office of the Clerk of the Town of Marbleton, Wyoming, for the following described place and premises, to wit: Lots 13 - 16 in Block 17 of the original Townsite of Marbleton, Wyoming. Protests, if any, against the issuance of this license will be heard Dec. 17, 2003, at 3 p.m. at the clerk's office in the Marbleton Town Hall.
/s/ Alice Griggs, Clerk
Published in the Sublette Examiner Nov. 13, 20, 26, Dec. 4 and 11, 2003.
Notice OF APPLICATION FOR NEW RESTAURANT LIQUOR LICENSE
Notice is hereby given that on the 20th day of November, 2003, Randy and Shawna McNinch filed an application for a new restaurant liquor license for Rio Verde Grill in the office of the Clerk of the Town of Marbleton, Wyoming, for the following described place, to wit: Frame building located at Block 25, Lots 13 and 14 of the original Townsite of Marbleton. Protests, if any, against the issuance of this license will be heard Dec. 26, 2003, at 2 p.m. at the clerk's office in the Marbleton Town Hall.
Town of Marbleton
/s/ Alice Griggs, Clerk
Published in the Sublette Examiner Dec. 4, 11, 18 and 24, 2003.
Sublette County Rural
Health Care District
Unofficial Regular Meeting Minutes
November 10, 2003 - 7:30 p.m.
Marbleton Fire Hall
Walt Bousman, president of the Sublette County Rural Health Care District, chaired this meeting. This meeting was held in the Marbleton Fire Hall, Marbleton, Wyo. Bill 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:
Marbleton Clinic: Dr. Burnett
Pinedale EMS: Kris Bacheller
Big Piney EMS: Rich Anderson, Katie Krieger, Wendy Gaston, Jody Yeary, Steve Fisher, Geneal Bailey, Don Pope, Bill Krieger, Carol Mackie
Press Reps: Cat Urbigkit, Sublette Examiner, Jeanette Blosel, Pinedale Roundup
Others: Chuck Bacheller
CALL TO ORDER
Walt Bousman called the meeting to order at 7:31 p.m. and set the agenda. Jerry Jensen motioned to accept the agenda. Motion seconded by Bill Barney and carried unanimously.
MINUTES/PHYSICIAN CHECKS APPROVAL
Jerry Jensen motioned to accept the October 8th special meeting minutes as read. Motion seconded by Bill Barney and carried, with the vote being Mary Lynn Worl, Bill Barney, and Jerry Jensen in favor and Garry Eiden abstaining due to his absence at the meeting.
Jerry Jensen motioned to accept the October 13th regular meeting minutes as read. Motion seconded by Garry Eiden and carried unanimously.
After the board reviewed the physician checks, Bill Barney motioned to approve the physician checks. Motion seconded by Jerry Jensen and carried unanimously.
Dr. Burnett suggested Armstrong Consulting from Cody, Wyo., regarding the lighting of the helicopter pad. He will send the contact information to Bill Barney, who will be contacting this company.
Dr. Burnett was concerned about the policy implemented at the policy and procedures meeting regarding the call schedule, and a broken chain of command issue. He stated as a consequence, the three paid EMTs will resign their positions effective December 1st. He also stated the service will resort back to a volunteer service, but will provide coverage, even if he has to use his nursing staff. He stated he realized the board was trying for continuity, but they are two separate services, with two separate by-laws. He stated his purpose was to defend the EMTs as an organization with by-laws the right and opportunity to make their policies pertain to their service and the chain of command issue.
Jerry Jensen stated the decision wasn't solely based on Big Piney. Their concern was that volunteers aren't getting enough call for experience. They did not receive complaints, but rather discussed issues with EMTs. Bill Barney stated this originated with a conversation, not a complaint, whether volunteers were getting enough time to keep up their skills. This issue was also discussed at two policy and procedures meeting. He stated Dr. Burnett's perception that the chain of command has been bypassed is incorrect. He acknowledged the controversy with the by-laws and would like to see if there is a way to accommodate the objectives of the board and the EMS.
Dr. Burnett stated he's not satisfied that the chain of command hasn't been violated, and needed to have the opportunity to speak with the individual.
Mary Lynn Worl reiterated the comments that Bill Barney made. This issue has come up at several policy and procedure meetings. It was talked about in general terms, taken as a concern and weighed against other comments from other board members.
Dr. Burnett stated again that the two services are not the same and do not operate the same.
Rich Anderson discussed that the volunteers are given every opportunity to run and cover call. The paid people are also given the same opportunity for call. The policy was voted on by the group by majority. He also reiterated the main issue is the chain of command.
Dr. Burnett stated the change to a volunteer service will not have an impact on their ability to cover call or to operate a service. He will still be the medical director and take care of the service.
Walt Bousman stated he views the paid people and volunteers are members of one group and the majority rules.
Mary Lynn Worl suggested the policy needs clarification.
Other comments were received by Big Piney EMTs voicing the same concerns as stated by Dr. Burnett.
Bill Barney stated if the board is going to have policy and procedures, then there should be one policy. He proposed to Rich Anderson to see if there is a way in which we could be confident that the objectives of the board are being maintained across the board and still compatible with the way the EMS service is operating.
The board began to discuss changing the policy. During this time, the three salaried Big Piney EMTs turned in their resignations.
Jerry Jensen motioned to scratch a, b, and c on page 41 of the paid service policy. Motion seconded by Bill Barney and carried with the vote being Mary Lynn, Bill Barney and Jerry Jensen in favor and Garry Eiden opposed.
One bid was submitted to purchase the heart machines from Andy McGinnis. Walt Bousman read the bid. Garry Eiden motioned to accept the bid. Motion seconded by Mary Lynn Worl and carried unanimously.
The board discussed installing a security system in the Pinedale ambulance barn. The board tabled this issue until more information could be obtained.
Pinedale EMS has ordered the shelving for this area and will begin construction soon.
Kris Bacheller presented the name of Ron Noble for hire. Mary Lynn Worl motioned to hire Mr. Noble to begin upon completion of his paperwork and approval from the medical director. Motion seconded by Garry Eiden and carried unanimously.
Kris Bacheller reported Pinedale EMS is working on obtaining the budgeted items. They are having trouble finding a copy machine for the amount budgeted. She is to bring information to the next meeting.
Kris Bacheller stated the Pinedale EMS chain of command and strongly encouraged the board to support this chain of command.
Both services stated they would get copies of their protocols and by-laws to the board.
Walt Bousman will contact Roger McMannis to inquire about the progress of the certificate of occupancy for the Big Piney ambulance carport.
The heater in the Big Piney EMS trailer was worked on and seems to be working again.
The lease is up for renewal in December. Jauna McGinnis has been searching for a suitable office. A building owned by Gordon Reno is available which will provide the space, light and protection of equipment needed. Jauna McGinnis is to see if the rent or space is negotiable. This will be tabled until the special meeting and a decision will be made then.
Jauna McGinnis is to get an estimate for software changes to accommodate one of the audit suggestions. The rest of the suggestions will be tabled until the next meeting.
Mary Lynn Worl motioned to designate Bill Barney as the primary contact and Walt Bousman as the secondary contact with Davis Partnership. Motion seconded by Garry Eiden and carried unanimously.
The board discussed the reason for the feasibility study. Bill Barney reported that David Rhyne expressed he needed a clear statement for the study.
Bill Barney motioned that directions to Davis Partnership be to look at the expansion of the Pinedale Clinic to meet the needs anticipated for that medical facility, to include an office for the district, and the potential that a VA will be affiliated with it, Pinedale ambulance barn expansion, to look at the expansion or replacement of the Marbleton Clinic and that they should come with a recommendation whether or not a hospital is feasible for Sublette County and that the goal for finishing this will be March 1st. Motion seconded by Jerry Jensen and carried unanimously.
Mary Lynn Worl will look into grants for this study.
The board tabled this issue until the next meeting.
Now that this is a down time for contractors and since Davis Partnership has been engaged, the board discussed having the air conditioning/heating installed in the clinics. Bill Barney will visit with Davis Partnership about what is necessary for an installation in a medical facility (i.e., filtering) and so forth. This will be tabled until the next meeting. Garry Eiden will contact some contractors in Jackson.
Garry Eiden exited the meeting at this time.
Jerry Jensen motioned to accept the proposed liability insurance policy without terrorism coverage. Motion seconded by Mary Lynn Worl and carried unanimously.
POLICY AND PROCEDURES MEETING
The board set the next policy and procedures meeting for Thursday, December 4th, 7 p.m. in Pinedale to address and finalize more of the policies and make a decision regarding the office space.
Jauna McGinnis is to see if someone will be able to represent each end and to specify which pages will be reviewed.
MEETING TIME CHANGE
Jerry Jensen motioned to move the regular meeting time to 7 p.m. Motion seconded by Mary Lynn Worl and carried unanimously.
The board discussed the applicants. The paramedic applicant should be contacted in order to explain the limitations for a paramedic for this service.
Jauna McGinnis was directed to change the advertisement to reflect Sublette County rather than Pinedale due to the open positions in Big Piney and add that applications will be taken until positions are filled. Plus, the advertisement should run two more weeks. The present applicants will be given the choice between Pinedale and Big Piney.
Bill Barney motioned that Jerry Jensen and Walt Bousman interview on behalf of the board and that either one or both can perform the interview and report back to the board. The information will be taken with recommendation of the medical director and supervisor in making the decision. Motion seconded by Mary Lynn Worl and carried unanimously.
Bill Barney motioned that the board representatives, Jerry and Walt, be authorized on behalf of the board to reject an application if the choice to reject is unanimous. Motion seconded by Jerry Jensen and carried unanimously.
The board discussed the retirement policy. Even though the paid service and policies are not yet finalized, the board discussed the implementation of retirement for the EMS employees.
Bill Barney motioned that on January 1st, 2004, the district start providing retirement benefits for EMS employees and that the district cover 100 percent. Motion seconded by Jerry Jensen and carried unanimously.
The board discussed deeming the paid service a permanent program. This will be done at a policy and procedures meeting at a later time.
RELEASE OF PLEDGED ASSETS
Since the CD was cashed in at the Community First National Bank in Big Piney, the assets pledged are no longer needed. Jerry Jensen motioned to release the pledged assets. Motion seconded by Bill Barney and carried unanimously.
Bill Barney motioned to pay the bills as presented. Motion seconded by Jerry Jensen and carried unanimously authorizing vouchers for payroll and vendors numbered 3183 through 3266, DD3316-1017 through 3329-897 and EFT3317-235 through 3330-1 totaling $106,290.95.
Without any further business, Jerry Jensen motioned to adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded by Mary Lynn Worl and carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned 10:40 p.m.
Published in the Sublette Examiner Dec. 4, 2003.
State of Wyoming )
County of Sublette )
In the Circuit Court of
Sublette County, Wyoming
John V. Crow, Circuit Court Judge
Virginia Kay Buston
Danner L. Boone
Notice of Sheriff's Sale
The undersigned having levied upon goods and chattels described by virtue of an Execution dated November 17, 2003, from Circuit Court of Sublette County Wyoming, in action wherein Virginia Kay Buston is Judgment Creditor, and Danner L. Boone is Judgment Debtor, shall sell at public sale to the highest bidder and best bidder, for cash, on the front steps of the Sublette County Courthouse, South Tyler, Pinedale, Wyo., 82941, at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 18, 2003, the following chattel, to wit:
One (1) - 33 Gallon, 6 HP, Air Compressor with 50 ft. air hose, Serial No. 2001027781
One (1) - Skill Saw with Blade, Serial No. HF644189
One (1) - Dewalt Radio/Charger, DW911
The property may be seen at the Sublette County Courthouse, South Tyler, Pinedale, WY 82941, the morning of the sale date, one hour prior to sale time.
Published in the Sublette Examiner Dec. 4 and December 11, 2003.
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