From the pages of
Volume 4, Number 37 - December 9, 2004
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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Notice is hereby given that the Pinedale Airport Board (hereafter referred to as the "Sponsor" or "Owner") will receive sealed bids for the Snow Removal Equipment Building Project, A.I.P. No. 3-56-0021-08 at Ralph Wenz Field near Pinedale, Wyoming.
The proposed project involves the following work item:
Snow Removal Equipment Building
Project Including Installation Lump Sum
The bids must be prepared on forms supplied by the Owner and filed with the Pinedale Airport Board, P.O. Box 1766, 210 W. Pine Street, Pinedale, Wyo., 82941, not later than 3 p.m., local time, Dec.16, 2004. The bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the Pinedale Town Hall, in the presence of the bidders and their representatives at that time and date.
The bidder (proposer) must supply all the information required by the bid or proposal forms and specifications.
No bids will be received after the specified hour and date, and bids, which are not prepared and filed in accordance with proposal requirements and conditions of the specifications, may be rejected.
All bids must be accompanied either by a certified check, payable to the Town of Pinedale in the amount of five percent (5%) of the bid, or by a bid bond in a like amount and executed by an approved surety company. The check or bond will be retained by the Owner as liquidated damages if the successful bidder refuses or fails to enter into contract and performance bond in accord with his bid within fifteen (15) days after date of notification of award.
Minimum wage rates as established by the Secretary of Labor are applicable to the work performed on this project.
The proposed construction contract, and the project manual for the construction of the work are available for inspection at the Town Hall, Pinedale, Wyoming. The same may be obtained from the engineers, Rio Verde Engineering at (307) 367-2826, (307) 367-2546 Fax, P.O. Box 642, 201 W. Pine St., Pinedale, Wyo., 82941-0642.
Bids may not be withdrawn after the time fixed for opening them. The Owner reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bids and reject any and all bids.
The proposed contract is under and subject to Executive Order 11246 of Sept. 24, 1965, as amended, to the equal opportunity clause and the Standard Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Construction Contract Specifications including the goals and timetables for minority and female participation.
A certification of non-segregated facilities must be submitted prior to the award of the proposed contract, including any subcontracts in excess of $10,000.
All bidders are advised to examine the site to become familiar with all site conditions.
The project will be shown to interested bidders by appointment - contact Rio Verde Engineering.
BY ORDER OF THE PINEDALE AIRPORT BOARD
Published in the Sublette Examiner Dec. 2, 9 and16, 2004.
MAD No. 2 PROCLAMATION
Mosquito Abatement District
No. 2 board election
In accordance with Wyoming statutes 22-29, the board of directors of Mosquito Abatement District No. 2 has directed that there shall be a mail-ballot election for all three MAD No. 2 Board of Director positions on the first Tuesday after the third Monday in March, (March 22, 2005).
Only members of MAD No. 2 are eligible to run for the board and to vote in the election.
All three board positions will be open, one position for a one (1) year term, one for a two (2) year term, and one for a three (3) year term.
Between 90 and 70 days prior to the election (between Dec. 23 and Jan. 12, 2005), interested parties must file for the positions using a format that substantially conforms to the form set forth in W.S. 22-29-110(b). Copies of that form may also be obtained by contacting the Election Filing Officer (Board Clerk Jim Carbley) at 276-5499, or by writing to the board at P.O. Box 154, Big Piney, Wyo., 83113.
A list of candidates will be published in the newspaper no less than 10 days prior to the election, and voters may write in votes.
Between 25 and 15 days prior to the election (between Feb. 26 and March 7, 2005), the election filing officer will mail a mail-ballot packet to each MAD No. 2 member complete with instructions for completing and returning the ballot.
Ballots must be received by the election filing officer no later than 5 p.m. on election day.
Ballots may be mailed to the Election Filing Officer, or dropped off on Election Day at a poling place and time to be laid out in the mail-ballot package.
For further information or clarification, contact the MAD No. 2 clerk by telephone at 276-5499, or by mail at P.O. Box 154, Big Piney, Wyo., 83113.
Published in the Sublette Examiner Dec. 9, 2004.
STATE OF WYOMING )
COUNTY OF SUBLETTE ) ss.
TOWN OF PINEDALE )
The Town Council of the Town of Pinedale met in regular session, Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, at 6:30 p.m., in the town hall. Those present: Rose Skinner, Barbara Boyce, Nylla Kunard, Miriam Carlson and Gary Heuck. Also present: Chris House, representing the Pinedale Planning and Zoning Board; Paul Rock; Mark Eatinger, representing Rio Verde Engineering; Richard M. Kail; Kathryn M. Schroeder; Carmel Kail; Tom Schroeder, representing the Department of Environmental Quality Industrial Siting Division; Ron Brown, public works director; and John Sulenta.
The meeting was brought to order. Motion by Carlson to approve the minutes of the Oct. 25 and Nov. 8 meetings as written. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Carlson to approve the 24-hour catering/malt beverage permit for Country Lane Liquor for the Sublette County Historical Society's Wreath Auction at Rendezvous Pointe on Dec. 3. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Heuck to approve the 24-hour catering/malt beverage permit for the Corral Bar on Dec. 15 at Rendezvous Pointe for EnCana. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Boyce to approve the 24-hour catering/malt beverage permit for the Corral Bar for Duke Field Services on Dec. 10 at Rendezvous Pointe. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Chris House, representing the Pinedale Planning and Zoning Board, reported the board had recommended Allen Agency's, 26 South Tyler Avenue, variance request for a lighted sign. Motion by Boyce to grant Allen Agency's variance for the lighted sign. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Mark Eatinger, representing Redstone Corporation, presented Country Club Meadows Subdivision's final plat for approval. Chris House, representing the Pinedale Planning and Zoning Board, reported the board had recommended the approval of the final plat. Eatinger presented an estimated development cost of $489,0070, Eatinger reported one of the requirements is that improvements be completed or that a letter of credit be filed with the town to ensure that the improvements are completed. After discussion, motion by Carlson to accept Country Club Meadows Subdivision's final plat as presented with a letter of credit in the amount of $489, 070 for improvements. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Mark Eatinger, representing Redstone Corporation, presented Fox Willow III Subdivision's final plat for approval. Chris House, representing the Pinedale Planning and Zoning Board, reported the board had recommended the approval of the final plat. Eatinger presented an estimated cost of the improvements to be $701,589. After discussion, motion by Carlson to accept Fox Willow III Subdivision's final plat as presented with a letter of credit in the amount of $701,589 for improvements. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Mark Eatinger, representing LWI Investments, Inc., reported the developer will provide the standby generator and two new pumps for the lift station in the Favazzo West Subdivision area.
Chris House, representing the Pinedale Planning and Zoning Board, presented the Planning and Zoning Board's 2004 Survey and requested council's support and funding. After discussion, motion Heuck to place the Planning and Zoning 2004 Survey in the next water and sewer bill on Jan. 1. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Mark Eatinger, representing Mike Irwin, presented a request that the town participate in the construction costs of the valley pan on the west and north sides of the Rocky Mountain Car Wash property, 50 percent of the total construction cost would be $3,906.25. Motion by Carlson to pay 1/2 of the valley pan for Rocky Mountain Car Wash for a total of $3,906.25 Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
After discussion motion by Boyce to approve the Assignment of Lease at the Pinedale Airport from Mr. Black, Lot 22, to Mr. Delaney, who owns Lot 12 at the airport. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
David Harper, representing 41 West North Street, discussed the town's nuisance ordinance, snow removal and placement of snow. After discussion, Ron Brown agreed to work with Harper.
Tom Schroeder, representing the State of Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Industrial Siting Division, introduced himself.
Ron Brown, public works director, asked permission to place a Pinedale High School Wrangler logo on the town water truck, Brown added Belveal's would donate the logo sign. Motion by Carlson to allow the Wrangler logo on the water truck. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kunard to approve the Contract for Services with the Sublette County Ski and Snowboard Association in the amount of $500. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
The following bills were presented for payment:
American Linen 90.00; Blue and Gold Engraving 20.00; CenturyTel 337.04; Crank Companies, Inc. 1,800.00; Display Sales 3,297.56; EC Power Systems 301.60; Gases Plus 10,667.58; Ronald Hanson 40.00; Johnson Fermelia Co., Inc. 106.58; Wes Johnston 4,000.00; L.N. Curtis 17,746.00; Mattew Bender 23.45; Bob Maxam 2,700.00; Alvin Mitchell 2,500.00; Pacific Power 271.31; Rocky Mt. Turf & Industrial Equipment 10,953.00; Sublette County Joint Tourism Board 10,947.48; The Tire Store 496.00; W.W. Grainger 47.82; Water Development Commission 68,009.70; WYDOT 664.33; wyoming.com, LLC 19.95.
Motion by Carlson to pay the bills as presented to include the $3,906.25 for 1/2 of the valley at the Rocky Mountain Car Wash. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Carlson to go into executive session to discuss personnel. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Carlson to return to regular session. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Heuck to adjourn. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.
Published in the Sublette Examiner Dec. 9, 2004.
The Sublette County Planning and Zoning Commission will meet on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, at 7 p.m. in the Sublette County Courthouse, Pinedale, Wyoming. At this time, a public hearing will be held to consider the following applications:
1. Zone change request by Tim D. McKinney (Titleholder: Robert G. Dexter) to rezone 35 acres, more or less, from A-1 (Agricultural) to R-R (Rural Residential). The property is located in the SE 1/4 of Section 29, T34N, R109 W, 6th P.M. east of Summer Sunset Estates and south of Granite Peaks off of Ehman Lane (County Road 23-144). The purpose of the zone change request is to subdivide into 10 lots for residential uses, with an average density of 3.5 acres per lot.
2. Proposed amendments to the Sublette County Zoning and Development Resolution/Sublette County Subdivision Resolution. For amendments see the legal section of the paper. Copies of proposed amendments can be obtained from the Sublette County Planning and Zoning Office.
/s/ Peggy Bell, Chairman
Published in the Sublette Examiner Dec.9, 2004.
Proposed Amendments To The Zoning and Development Regulations Resolutions
Chapter 1 - General
Section 6 Definitions
Amend: Accessory Building. A building or structure which is incidental or subordinate to the principal building on the site, the use of which is not for a dwelling unit but is incidental or subordinate to the use of the principal building on the site, and does not include a kitchen or bedroom use. An accessory building that is attached to the principal building shall be deemed a part of the principal building.
Amend: Accessory Use The use of a building or site, or portion thereof, which is not for a dwelling unit, but is incidental or subordinate to the principal use of the building or site.
Add: Automobile Sales and /or repair. Premises on which new or used passenger automobiles, trailers or light trucks in operating condition are displayed in the open for sale or trade. Automotive repair includes rebuilding or reconditioning of motor vehicles or parts thereof, including collision service, painting or steam cleaning. The storage and dispensing of fuels are not included.
Amend: Automobile Wrecking Yard. A site for the wrecking or storing of motor vehicles, or parts thereof.
Add: Cistern. A water storage tank which is buried underground below frost level. Cistern for fire control must have proper hookup, such as a dry hydrant.
Amend: Cluster or Planned Unit Cluster Development. A residential development in which the dwelling units are concentrated on a portion of the site, and the remainder of the site, excluding streets, is preserved as open space.
Add: Contract Land Survey. A registered land surveyor and member of the Plat Review Committee to review surveys and plants submitted for filing.
Add: Defensible space. An area surrounding a building or structure where measures are taken to reduce the chances of a fire spreading to or from the building or structure. Typical measures include tree thinning and removal of other flammable debris and fuel.
Add: Dry Hydrant. A pipe that leads to a water source, but has no pressure of its own. Firefighter attach hoses and draft water to supply fire-fighting apparatus and pumps. The portion of the piping containing water must be below frost level.
Add: Irrigation System. A man-made waterway or structure designed for the irrigation of land including but not limited to: canals, ditches, culverts, pipelines, valve structures, diversion structures or other similar facilities.
Add: Manufactured Home. A factory-built structure which is to be used as a place of human habitation, which is not constructed or equipped with a permanent hitch or other device allowing it to be moved other than to a permanent site, which does not have permanently attached to its body or frame any wheels or Manufactured Home: A manufactured home is a factory built home built in accordance with the axles, which bears a label certifying that it was built in compliance with National Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards Act or the Uniform Building Code that is fabricated in one or more sections at a location other than the construction site in Sublette county by promulgated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development..assembly line type production techniques or by other construction methods unique to an off site manufacturing process and is designed to be towed on its own chassis or be site delivered by an alternative means. This includes but is not limited to single wide, double-wide, and triple wide manufactured homes and modular homes, but does not include mobile homes.
Amend: Manufactured Home, Nonconforming: Manufactured Home, Nonconforming. A factory-built home on a permanent foundation that does not conform with the design standards stipulated in Title 1 and Chapter 3 of this Title.
Amend: Mobile Home. A single family residence Mobile Home. A residential dwelling that was fabricated in an off-site manufacturing facility,designed to be a permanent residence, and built prior to enactment of the National Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards Act (40 USC 5401) of 1974. residence. Mobile homes are not manufactured homes or modular homes.
Amend: Modular Home. A single family residence built to UBC code and Modular Home. A residential dwelling that was fabricated in an off-site recognized building code, supported by a permanent perimeter foundation and not connected to a permanent chassis for support.
Add: Noxious Weed. Any exotic plant species established or that may be introduced in the county which may render land unfit for agriculture, forestry, livestock, wildlife or other beneficial uses or that may harm native plant communities, and any plant that is so designated by the Sublette County Week and Pest.
Add: Oil & Gas production Waste Disposal Facility. A facility where oil and gas production waste materials, including water and solids produced during oil and gas production, and/or disposed. This includes disposal pits, freeze-thaw operations, contaminated soil and/or sludge treatment and evaporation ponds used for production water disposal.
Amend: Planned Unit Development. A residential, commercial or industrial development designed as a complete, integrated unit in which the dwelling, commercial or industrial units are concentrated on the portion of the site most suitable for development, and within which prescribed minimum standards for site area, setbacks, and the bulk and spacing of buildings may be modified to achieve preservation of open space-areas. Planned Unit Development. A land development project consisting of residential clusters, industrial parks, shopping centers ,or office building parks that compose a planned mixture of land uses built in a prearranged relationship to each other, utilizing a public water supply and public wastewater facility, with development clustered in such a way to preserve the optimum amount of open space, and said open space to be held in common ownership.
Add: Radio, Telephone, Television, Cellular Translators/Repeaters Structures erected for the dissemination of radio, telephone, television or cellular signals.
Add: Recreational Vehicle Park. Land specifically designed and developed to accommodate public camping of recreational vehicles, pickup campers, motor homes, travel trailers and individual camping trailers having permanent sanitary facilities for short term dwelling purposes.
Amend: Salvage Yard. A site where more than two junked or inoperative motor vehicles or other waste. Salvage Yard. An outdoor space where junk, waste, discarded or salvage materials are stored or processed in any manner handled, including automobile wrecking yard for storage or salvaged building and structural steel materials, and the processing of used, discarded or salvaged material as part of a permitted manufacturing operation on the same premises. A salvage yard does not include yard or establishments for the sale, purchase or storage of used cars.
Add: Supply yard. A commercial establishment storing and offering for sale building supplies, steel supplies, coal, heavy equipment, machinery, feed, grain and similar uses.
Add: Viewshed. The landscape visible from a particular viewing point.
Add: Waste Management Facility. Land and structures used for storage, containment or treatment of waste products including solid waste and /or wastewater.
Add: Wildlife Habitat. The year-round or seasonal home of various species of undomesticated animals, bird, amphibians, reptiles and fish.
Chapter 3 Development Standards
Amend: (a) Landscaping All landscaping requirements are referred to in terms of plant units. Three interchangeable plant unit alternatives are identified as follows:
PLANT UNIT ALTERNATIVES
QUANTITY, SIZE AND TYPE OF PLANTS REQUIRED
Alternative A 1 - 3" diameter canopy tree 2" diameter canopy tree
6 - 6' to 8' large shrubs or multistem trees 4' - 6' multistem trees
4 - No. 5 container shrubs 4 - 3 gallon container shrubs
Alternative B 2 - 3" diameter canopy trees 2 - 2" diameter canopy trees
2 - 6' to 8' large shrubs or multistem trees 2 - 4' to 6' large shrubs or multistem trees
3 - 8' evergreen trees 3 - 6' to 8' evergreen trees
Alternative C 3 - 8' evergreen 3 - 6' to 8' evergreen trees
3 - 6' to 8' large shrubs or multistem trees 3 - 4' to 6' large shrubs or multistem trees
3 - 5 No. container shrubs 3 - 5 gallon container shrubs
Amend: (g) Prior to the issuance of a zoning and development permit for commercial development a landscaping plan shall be submitted and approved by the Sublette County Planning and Zoning office. The landowner may submit a landscaping plan which varies from the alternatives in the section, which plan will be reviewed and approved or denied on a case-by-case basis.
Add: (h) Landscaping shall be completed no later than two years from the date of the issuance of the zoning and development permit for the commercial development.
Add: Fire Prevention and Suppression.
a. All subdivisions shall be planned, designed, constructed and maintained so as to minimize the risk of fire and to permit the effective and efficient suppression of fires in order to protect persons, property and forested areas.
1. For proposed subdivisions without access to public water supply systems, there should be a reliable, year-round water supply within one mile of the subdivision. The subdivider shall provide a water source and/or install a dry hydrant, provide year-round access and a provision for fire apparatus turnaround.
2. If there is no nearby water source, the subdivider shall provide a reliable, year-round source by one of the following: underground or frost-proof tank or cistern or pond, sized according to the recommendation of the local fire jurisdiction. Or the subdivider may use other appropriate new technology as approved by the local fire jurisdiction.
Chapter 8 Section 2
Change of Zoning District Boundary
Add: (g) (2) Where the change of the zoning district boundary is sought for development for sale of lots or parcels for commercial use by parties other that the applicant, the submitted commercial master plan shall show the following: Name of owner and applicant; description and boundaries; a written description of the proposed uses applicable to the site for which the zoning change is sought; roadways and circulation pattern; a copy of any restrictive covenants; and any other information the planning and zoning office determines is necessary at this stage of the review process. The approval of a zoning district boundary change may be conditioned on the uses consistent with the written description of proposed uses applicable to the site.
Published in the Sublette Examiner Dec. 9, 2004.
Proposed Amendments to The Subdivision Regulations
Chapter 1 - General Provisions
Amend: Conformity with Zoning and Uniform Development Regulations Code. A subdivision plat shall conform with all applicable regulations prescribed by the provisions of Title 1. Zoning and Uniform Development Regulations Code.
Add:Planned Unit Development (PUD)
a. The purpose of the planned unit development is to:
1. Permit flexibility in the application of land development regulations that will encourage innovative development and redevelopment for residential and nonresidential purposes so that a growing demand for housing and other development and land use may be met by variety in type, design, and layout of dwellings and other buildings and structures, including traditional neighborhood development
2. Provide flexibility in architectural design, placement, and clustering of buildings, use of open areas, provision for circulation facilities, including pedestrian facilities and parking and related site and design considerations.
3. Encourage the conservation of natural features, preservation of open space and critical and sensitive areas, and protection from natural hazards.
4. Provide for efficient use of public facilities.
5. Promote attractive and functional environments for energy-efficient development and redevelopment.
6. Promote attractive and functional environments for nonresidential areas that are compatible with surrounding land use.
b. In addition to the subdivision regulations in the title and the development standards in title and the development standards in Title 1 of this Uniform Development Code, a PUD subdivision application must demonstrate a clustered development design and include the following information:
1. A description of proposed open space and recreational facilities, roads and any other public improvements.
2. A description of plans for the long-term management of open space, whether or not commonly owned.
3. A description of plan for the long-term management of common facilities or property.
4. A description of any proposed modifications of the design and development standards outlined in this Title and in Title 1.
c. In proposing a planned unit development, the subdivider should consider incorporation of the following general standards as they may be applicable to the particular development:
1. A variety of housing types, jobs, shopping, services and public facility.
2. Residences, shops, workplaces and public buildings interwoven within the development, all within close proximity.
3. A pattern of interconnection streets and blocks, preferable in a rectilinear or grid pattern, that encourages multiple routes from origins to destinations.
4. A coordinated transportations system with a hierarchy of appropriately designed facilities for pedestrians, bicycles and motor vehicles.
5. Natural features and undisturbed areas that are incorporated into the open space of the development.
6. Well-configured squares, greens, landscaped streets and parks woven into the pattern of the development.
7. Compatibility of buildings and other improvements as determined by their arrangement, bulk, form, character, and landscaping to establish a livable, harmonious and diverse environment.
d. In that a planned unit development is, by definition, a planned development, no application for such a development will be considered complete until it contains a description of planned uses and an anticipated layout of improvements, including buildings and other structured, and parking.
Chapter 2 - Procedural Requirements
Amend. b. APPLICATION TO APPROPRIATE AGENCIES. The applicant shall submit a copy of application to the appropriate agencies, such as Wyoming State Engineer's Office, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Conservation District, municipalities within one mile of the development, and irrigation districts a described herein for required approvals, comments and suggestions.
1. The applicant shall submit to the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality a Study addressing the adequacy of water and use of no-sit septic systems as outlined in Wyoming Statute, 18-5-306. Minimum Requirements for Subdivision Permits.
Chapter 3 - Preliminary Plat
(i) All ditches and laterals that serve the lots of the subdivision shall be shown on the plat and have specified easement widths adequate for the installation and maintenance of the proposed ditches and laterals.
Add: (c)(8) The board shall require the applicant to obtain review and recommendations from the local fire jurisdiction to provide a reliable, year-round water supply for fire suppression. The subdivider shall provide a reliable water source, either through a water source with a dry hydrant to be installed or underground tank/cistern sized according to the recommendation of the local fire jurisdiction or other appropriate method as approved by the local fire jurisdiction.
(1) Streets or roads must conform with county road standards. An engineered roadway design shall be reviewed and accepted by the Sublette County Road and Bridge Foreman or his/her designee prior to approval of the preliminary plat.
Amend: (9) Traffic control and road name signs, in conformance with county specifications, shall be placed at all road intersections appurtenant to the subdivision subdivision by the subdivider. Where road work is not scheduled for completion until after the final plat is filed, and required road signs and traffic control devices shall be included as part of the improvements guarantee.
Chapter VI: Minor Subdivision
Add: Minor Subdivision Language and Procedures
Published in the Sublette Examiner Dec. 9, 2004.
Sublette County Rural Health Care District
Unofficial Meeting Minutes
November 8, 2004 - 7:30 p.m.
Marbleton Fire Hall - Marbleton, Wyo.
Jerry Jensen, president, chaired this meeting held in the Marbleton Fire Hall in Marbleton. Mary Lynn Worl, vice president, Bill Barney, secretary/treasurer, and Walt Bousman, were in attendance. Garry Eiden, trustee, was absent. Jauna McGinnis, clerk, took the minutes.
Others in attendance:
Big Piney EMS: Katie Krieger, Kenna Tanner
Pinedale EMS: Wil Gay, Jeff Hatch, Andy McGinnis
Press Reps: Bill Boender, Sublette Examiner, Jeannette Blosel, Pinedale Roundup
Others: Bill Schertz
CALL TO ORDER
Jerry Jensen called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. and set the agenda.
Walt Bousman motioned to accept the agenda. Motion seconded by Bill Barney and carried unanimously.
Walt Bousman motioned to accept the Oct. 11 regular and Oct. 25 special meeting minutes as presented. Motion seconded by Mary Lynn Worl and carried unanimously.
After reviewing the physician checks, Walt Bousman motioned to approve the physician's checks. Motion seconded by Mary Lynn Worl and carried unanimously.
PINEDALE CLINIC EXTERIOR/
The board discussed the merged imagery for the Pinedale Medical Clinic exterior and whether or not to enclose the ambulance carport.
Walt Bousman motioned to approve the ambulance carport as enclosed and the merged imagery for the Pinedale clinic exterior. Motion seconded by Mary Lynn Worl and carried unanimously.
An equipment layout has been sent to the district office and Dr. Boyle. Davis Partnership expects to receive this information as soon as possible in order to move forward into the construction design phase.
AMBULANCE BARN UPDATE
Walt Bousman reported he and Henry Schmidt met with the commissioners regarding Tip Top Search and Rescue and the ambulance barn. The commissioners will fund a new ambulance facility so that search and rescue can use the existing ambulance barn. The board discussed the pros and cons of hiring a separate architect or continuing with Davis Partnership. The board decided Davis Partnership will do the entire site plan and will work with the independent architect. Jerry Jensen appointed Walt Bousman and Andy McGinnis as the contacts for the ambulance facility and commissioners. Andy McGinnis submitted a drawing of the facility for board consideration.
Jerry Jensen asked Big Piney EMS to consider having their ambulance barn unattached, with a drive-thru on the clinic and also to ensure adequate bunk areas.
Walt Bousman visited with Wes Johnston and reported they would like to include a jump kit on their truck. Pinedale EMS has some older equipment to put on the truck also. Wil Gay is to submit a list. Walt Bousman motioned to put some equipment on the fire truck and submit a list. Motion seconded by Bill Barney and carried unanimously.
Walt Bousman contacted the fire marshal regarding the ambulance carport. The information needed to issue a certificate of occupancy is fire ratings on the windows and door, plus the dimension of the wall, windows, and door. Katie Krieger will research and get the information to Jauna McGinnis.
The MS unit is having transmission problems. The board recommended LK Repair look at it one more time. If he can't fix it, then take it to a Ford dealership.
MEETING ROOM USAGE
Wil Gay requested to allow other groups to use the meeting room at the ambulance barn since locks have been installed on the inside doors. The board approved.
The highway department will be performing an Environmental Impact Statement study at the Hoback Junction. The department has asked for input from the EMS divisions. The board approved.
BEC/FIRST RESPONDER PROGRAM
Wil Gay requested permission to research the development of a BEC program in Bondurant, which would be under the auspices of the district. The board granted permission to pursue this issue. Wil Gay will report back to the board.
Katie Krieger reported MS141 has been taken out of service. The built-in inverter no longer works. The board discussed the replacement of the ambulance and the grant regulations. Walt Bousman motioned to authorize Big Piney EMS to proceed forward with the ordering of an ambulance and to obtain a loaner unit in the interim. Motion amended to include the submission of specifications to Jauna McGinnis and a teleconference to be set-up to approve the order. Motion seconded by Bill Barney and carried unanimously. Katie Krieger will submit the specifications.
Holiday Policy - Mary Lynn Worl motioned to approve the holiday policy. Motion seconded by Walt Bousman and carried unanimously.
Paid Policy - Wil Gay and Katie Krieger submitted a procedure of implementation for the 10-hour days. An exception for one EMT of Pinedale EMS was discussed. Walt Bousman motioned to approve the procedure of implementation as written from both EMS divisions. Motion seconded by Bill Barney and carried unanimously.
Annual Review - The board discussed the procedure for an annual review. Walt Bousman motioned to have a review on the annual anniversary with a pay increase to be decided by the board. Motion seconded by Mary Lynn Worl and carried unanimously.
The board then discussed how to conduct interviews. Feedback from physicians, supervisors, and EMS experienced board members would be beneficial. Walt Bousman and Jerry Jensen will visit with supervisors and medical directors to obtain a consensus.
TAX SHELTERED ANNUITY
The board discussed sponsoring a tax sheltered annuity. Mary Lynn Worl motioned to offer the TSA through Farm Bureau. Motion seconded by Bill Barney and carried unanimously. Jauna McGinnis will send information to all employees.
Mr. Schertz presented a proposal to the board to build a new building vs. the current plan. He also discussed floor heating and electronic filters. Bill Barney motioned for Jauna McGinnis to contact Davis Partnership to obtain an opinion regarding Mr. Schertz's proposal. Motion seconded by Walt Bousman and carried unanimously.
Mary Lynn Worl presented an update regarding the advertising for a director. Fifty-five people have inquired, 47 have requested an application, and six have declined. Four applications have been received as of this date. The director committee will screen applicants after the advertising period concludes. A reassessment for advertising will be done at that time.
Policy and procedure meeting and community donations were tabled.
BILLING SOFTWARE UPGRADE
Jauna McGinnis reported on new billing software that will update the limitations present on the current billing software. There is the possibility of integrating a trip report system into it, which would benefit the EMS groups. This item will be tabled until further research can be done.
The heating unit has not been covered yet.
Jerry Jenen received information regarding the heliport. Jerry Jensen will contact the contractor Tom Schultz.
Big Piney and Pinedale EMS reported there is no need to increase paid staff. Volunteers have been covering sufficiently. If the need arises, the EMS groups are to inform the board.
Wil Gay questioned whether or not background checks should be conducted. It was discussed who should pay for the checks, the board or the individual. Wil Gay and Rich Anderson are to bring a recommendation to the board.
The board retired into executive session at 9:35 to discuss land acquisition issues.
Jerry Jensen brought the meeting back to order at 10 p.m. stating no action was taken.
A voucher submitted by Wil Gay for CPR instruction was reviewed. Walt Bousman motioned to deny the voucher. Motion seconded by Bill Barney and carried unanimously. A letter is to be sent to Mr. Gay to explain why it was denied.
The check registers were reviewed for accountability of checks. No discrepancies were noted. Bill Barney motioned to pay the bills as presented. Motion seconded by Walt Bousman and carried unanimously authorizing vouchers for payroll and vendors numbered 4255 through 4353, DD4315-10 through DD4315-31, DD4320-1, DD4331-1 through DD4331-6, EFT4317-209, EFT4320-2 and EFT4334-1, totaling $194,626.80.
Without any further business, Walt Bousman motioned to adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded by Bill Barney and carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned 10:18 p.m.
Published in the Sublette Examiner Dec. 9, 2004.
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