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STATE OF WYOMING )
COUNTY OF SUBLETTE ) ss.
TOWN OF PINEDALE )
The Town Council of the Town of Pinedale met in regular session, Monday, Dec. 14, 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: Bonnie Chambers, representing the Pinedale Planning and Zoning Board; Jimmie Brost; Tim Bohan; Mark Eatinger, representing Rio Verde Engineering; Dan Smith; Kay Pfisterer Buston; Julie Early, animal control officer; Ron Brown, public works Director; Anna Gustafson, representing the Pinedale Roundup; and Rhonda Swain, representing the Sublette Examiner.
The meeting was brought to order. Motion by Carlson to approve the minutes of the November 22nd meeting as written. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Julie Early, animal control officer, reported the monthly activities of the animal control department.
Ron Brown, public works director, reported the monthly activities of the public works department. After discussion, motion by Heuck to allow the public works department to purchase a hydraulic power pack unit with pumps and hoses from Intermountain Sales, Inc. in the amount of $7,200. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously. After discussion motion by Carlson to purchase a new generator from Premier Power Plants & Pumps, Inc. in the amount of $15,000, for the chlorinator. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously. After discussion, motion by Kunard to allow public works to purchase a laminator for the maps in the amount of $2,400. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Randy Hubbard, acting safety officer, recommended Jeff Maxam become the town safety officer. Council was agreeable.
Hubbard discussed the 2004 Sewer Lagoon Rehabilitation Project. After discussion, motion by Carlson to authorize an additional $37,000 for the engineering on the lagoon. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Mark Eatinger, Rio Verde Engineering, and Dan Smith, representing Kay Pfisterer Buston, presented an application for zoning map amendment for a tract of land located in the SW/4 SE/4, Section 33, T.34N., R.109W. of the 6th Principal Meridian. Bonnie Chambers, representing the Pinedale Planning and Zoning Board, reported the board had passed the request 4 to 0 with a schematic master plan to be submitted to the council. After lengthy discussion, motion by Carlson to continue the Cooley Reserve application for zoning map amendment for further study. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Mark Eatinger, representing LWI Investments, Inc., presented the Favazzo West Subdivision’s final plat for approval. Bonnie Chambers, representing the Pinedale Planning and Zoning Board, reported the board has passed the request 4 to 0 as presented. After discussion, motion by Boyce to approve the final plat of the Favazzo West Subdivision as presented with a letter of credit in the amount of $456,280.36 for improvements. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Jimmie Brost, representing 160 Spruce Street, requested permission for temporary use of a nonconforming manufactured home while he is constructing a home upon the property. Motion by Carlson to give Mr. Brost a temporary nonconforming manufactured home permit until April 30, 2005. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Tim Bohan, representing Lot 1-8, Block 4 Triangle Addition, discussed using the town’s portion of Old Pine Street for entrance into his proposed development. Motion by Carlson to deny Mr. Bohan’s proposed street on Old Pine Street. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
After discussion, motion by Boyce to allow Rio Verde Engineering to advertise for bid the Sublette Avenue Water and Sewer Rehabilitation Project. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Boyce to ratify the letter from Ed Wood for Davis and Cannon as the town’s attorney for arbitration. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Heuck to approve Ordinance 367, an ordinance of the Town of Pinedale, Wyoming, amending Section 17.51.050 of the Pinedale Municipal Code by amending the types of allowed signs in certain zoning districts, on the first reading. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
The following bills were presented for payment:
A to Z Hardware 240.72; Ace Industrial Supply 720.00; Airgas Intermountain, Inc. 21.12;Aramark 1,098.88; Belveal’s Body and Towing, Inc. 220.00; Big J’s Auto Parts 1,513.75; Boyle Equipment Co., Inc. 776.34; Cakes Galore & Much More 40.00; CC Distributing, Inc. 114.31; CenturyTel 83.80; Country Lane Groceries & Gas 1,107.83; Crank Companies, Inc. 478.50; Dew Lumber Company 196.36; Drinking Water and Backflow Prevention 38.00; EC Power Systems 589.79; Faler’s General Store 631.00; Franklin Quest Company 44.32; Great Outdoor Shop 57.80; Ronald Hanson 20.00; Randy Hubbard 150.78; KM Construction 32,133.60; Lab Safety Supply 172.03; Northern Safety Co., Inc. 428.63; NUTECH Specialties 938.11; Office Outlet 83.39; Pacific Power 4,749.08; Pinedale Auto Supply 316.45; Pinedale Natural Gas, Inc. 942.31; Pinedale True Value 39.99; Pinedale Volunteer Fire Department 1,195.00; Premier Powerplants & Pumps 613.00; Rocky Mountain Propane 375.15; Mary Sour 85.00; Stantec Consulting Inc. 45,911.21; Sublette Communications 147.00; Sublette Examiner 401.75; Sweetwater County Health Services 640.00;The Tire Den, Inc. 400.00; Tools Unlimited 684.50; Union Telephone Company 105.80; USA Blue Book 236.63; Ralph Wood, Attorney 7,025.00; WYDOT 977.34; Wyoming Analytical 48.00; Zee Medical 21.55.
Motion by Carlson to pay the bills as presented. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Boyce to adjourn. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.
Published in the Sublette Examiner Dec. 30, 2004.
Pursuant to the Wyoming Weed and Pest Control Act of 1973 (W.S. 11-5-101 through 11-5-303), notice is hereby given to solicit nominations for appointment to the Sublette County Weed and Pest Control District. Appointments will be made at the regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at 10 a.m. in accordance with W.S. 11-5-104. Prior to appointment, the nominee for director shall submit a petition signed by at least ten (10) landowners, to the Office of the County Clerk, by 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004. Appointments will be made to the following districts: Big Piney, Boulder and at-large.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
SUBLETTE COUNTY, WYOMING
/s/ Gordon R. Johnston, Chairman
Published in the Sublette Examiner Dec. 16, 23 and 30, 2004.
Notice of Final Payment
Notice is hereby given that the Town of Big Piney has accepted the work for the Big Piney – Marbleton Transmission Line Project as complete, in conformance to the contract with Rice – Kilroy Construction Company of Alpine, Wyo.
Rice – Kilroy Construction Company is entitled to final payment forty-one (41) days after the initial publication of this notice and final payment is due on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005. Claims for labor and materials furnished to the contractor must be submitted to the Town of Big Piney, P.O. Box 70, Big Piney, Wyo., 83113, before the specified date of final payment.
Published in the Sublette Examiner Dec. 30, 2004, Jan.6 and 13, 2005.
OFFICIAL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PROCEEDINGS
DECEMBER 21, 2004
The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the circuit courtroom of the Marbleton Annex in Marbleton, Wyoming, on this date at 9 a.m. with Gordon Johnston, Bill Cramer, Betty Fear, Cat Urbigkit of the Sublette Examiner, Noah Brenner 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 regular meeting of Dec. 7, 2004, were approved and ordered filed on motion by Commissioner Cramer and seconded by Commissioner Fear. The motion carried.
The official bonds were approved for Joan S. Mitchell, director for the Southwest Sublette County Pioneers, in the amount of $10,000; Lilymae Penton, treasurer for the Pinedale Airport Board, in the amount of $2,500; and Elizabeth N. Cheeney, bookkeeper for the Sublette County Recreation Board, in the amount of $5,000, were approved and ordered filed with the county treasurer.
Travis Sour, road & bridge superintendent, and Butch Penton, assistant road & bridge superintendent, discussed a reconstruction proposal from the Wyoming Department of Transportation on the Calpet, Paradise and Daniel-Merna roads. The board reviewed a letter from the BLM regarding snow fences. The board reviewed a letter from Jim Malkowski regarding additional leave for school board business. Commissioner Cramer will discuss the request with Malkowski. The board discussed the LaBarge Creek Road easements and signed the Erramouspe Road permit.
The board discussed the house at the Sublette County Fairgrounds.
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: Verizon Wireless, LLC, $7,571.35 and Chevron USA, Incorporated, $8,058.01.
The board recessed the meeting for a conference call, in executive session, with John McKinley of Davis & Cannon, to discuss ongoing litigation.
The board designated the First National Bank of Pinedale as a depository of public funds.
The board reviewed Resolution No. 02-722C concerning grizzly bears in Sublette County, and directed a letter to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department with the resolution.
The board reviewed a letter from Peggy Bell regarding staffing of the planning and zoning office.
In accordance with the public notice published in the Sublette Examiner, public hearing was held for the transfer of funds in the amount of $1,900,000 from the depreciation reserve, building projects and maintenance to the following accounts: general fund - Sublette Center, $1,750,000.00 and general fund - Sublette County Chamber of Commerce, $150,000. It was moved by Commissioner Cramer and seconded by Commissioner Fear to adopt Resolution No. 04-831J authorizing the transfer of funds. The motion carried.
The board recessed the meeting for a conference call in executive session with John McKinley of Davis and Cannon and County Treasurer Roxanna Jensen.
The board reconvened the meeting.
It was moved by Commissioner Cramer and seconded by Commissioner Fear to hire the law firm of Davis and Cannon to appear in any and all actions and proceedings to pursue, recover, defend and represent Sublette County in all matters relating to or involving the valuation, assessment, and collection of ad valorem taxes on natural gas, including but not limited to helium, which is produced, severed, owned, operated and/or sold from wells located in Sublette County by ExxonMobil Corporation or any other owner or working interest owner in any wells located in the Fogarty Creek, Lake Ridge, and Graphite units. The scope of this representation includes, but is not limited to, representing Sublette County in Civil Action No. 164-972 filed in the district court, First Judicial District of the State of Wyoming. The motion carried. The board signed the accompanying fee agreement.
In accordance with the public notice published in the Sublette Examiner on November 23, 2004, public hearing was held for the following:
1. It was moved by Commissioner Cramer and seconded by Commissioner Fear to reverse and act upon the recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission. Upon vote, the motion carried, and the following resolution was adopted:
RESOLUTION NO. 04-830J
A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION AND APPROVING THE APPLICATION OF JACK AND CECILIA RICHARDSON TO RECLASSIFY AND REZONE 61.8 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, FROM A-1 DISTRICT TO R-R DISTRICT AND R-R 10 DISTRICT,, BEING LOT 7, OLD BRAZZILL LARGE TRACT DEVELOPMENT, LOCATED IN A PORTION OF SECTION 11, T33N, R109W.
2. It was moved by Commissioner Cramer and seconded by Commissioner Fear to approve the conditional use permit application by Garry Ellingford, Wyoming Finance Company, Inc. d/b/a Piney Company, Inc. to construct, operate, maintain and close a commercial oil and gas exploration and production waste disposal pit of approximately 4.7 acres, more or less, to add to four existing waste disposal pits, to be located on a 40.95 acre, more or less, site located in Section 21 and 28, T28N, R113W, also known as Lot D of Tract 43, with the following conditions:
a. The applicant obtains all necessary state permits.
b. The conditional-use permit shall run concurrent with permit 04-053 and expire April 19,
The motion carried.
3. It was moved by Commissioner Fear and seconded by Commissioner Cramer to approve the conditional-use permit application by Maggie Palmer to construct and operate a mini-storage complex on Lot 4, New Fork Complex Subdivision, with the following conditions:
a. Site to be developed as per submitted master plan.
b. The applicant shall submit a landscaping plan showing plant units and screening prior to the issuance of a building permit for the mini-storage units.
c. The landscaping will be installed within two (2) years from the date of the issuance of the building permit for the construction of the mini-storage units.
d. The conditional-use permit shall expire in one year if either the permitted use has not commenced or any required construction has not been materially completed.
The motion carried.
The board discussed compensation for Darlene Staley during the vacancy of the planner.
Tom Mahon, representing Wyolink, discussed statewide public safety radio communication.
The board authorized County Clerk Mary Lankford to act as agent for the county in the purchase of the retirement center property and other properties.
Accounts payable audited and approved for payment:
ALSCO-AMERICAN LINEN DIV 170.12 /CARRIE ANDERSON 82.73 /ANIMAL CLINIC OF PINEDALE PC 275.89 /BEAR PRINT 155.66 /BIG J’S AUTO PARTS INC. 14.24 /BIG R MANUFACTURING 19,178.49 /BLUE & GOLD ENGRAVING 12.00 /B-N-C TRASH SERVICE INC. 405.00 /BOULDER VETERINARY HOSPITAL 64.00 /BIG PINEY LUBE & DETAIL 94.81
BUCKY’S OUTDOOR, L.L.C. 1,836.33 /BURNEY & COMPANY 5.76 /CATERPILLAR FINANCIAL SERVICES 77,678.27 /CDW GOVERNMENT, INC. 89.69 /CHEVRON U.S.A. INC. 27.82 /A TO Z HARDWARE 33.93 /COMFLORS,INC. 8,050.00 /CONOCO INC 217.05 /CHOICEPOINT PUBLIC RECORDS INC 30.00 /DEW LUMBER CO. 2,014.39 /EIDEN’S CONSTRUCTION LLC 985.00 /ELECTION SYSTEMS & 2,646.52 /FALER’S GENERAL STORE 1,142.27 /F B MCFADDEN 305.65 /FCC CONSTRUCTION LLC 722.50 /MARILYN FILKINS 255.00 /1ST NATIONAL BANK OF PINEDALE 7.82 /GALL’S INC. 134.48 /GORDON’S CORNER AUTO CENTER 18.00 /VAN GRAHAM 1,579.00 /GREEN RIVER VALLEY REFUSE INC 28.00 /HAMPTON INN 140.63 HIGH COUNTRY COUNSELING 8,149.16 /HOGAN & ASSOCIATES 260,723.00 /HOLIDAY INN 15.44 /THE HON COMPANY 733.16 /INTERMOUNTAIN ELECTRIC SERVICE,INC. 151.10 /JOE’S CONCRETE & LUMBER 4,326.01 /JOHNSON CONTROLS 1,848.50 /JOHNSTONE SUPPLY 153.19 // KELLERSTRASS OIL COMPANY 401.78 /LATTA TECHNICAL SERVICES INC 2,668.35 /LB CABLE 66.68 /LYLE SIGNS INC 549.60 /BRIDGET MACKEY 1,033.27 /MAKING PLACES, INC. 4,902.09 /MID-AMERICAN RESEARCH CHEMICAL 172.46 /MOBILE VISION 70.00 /MOUNTAIN MAPPING & SUPPLY 267.50 /MOUNTAIN TOPS 183.60 /NACRC 50.00 /NATIONWIDE TOLL FREE TIP LINE 120.00 /NATL DISTRICT ATTORNEY ASSN 90.00 /NUTECH SPECIALTIES 930.60 /OFFICE OUTLET 1,391.44 /OUR FAMILIES OUR FUTURE 2,249.08 /ANDREW O’NEAL 100.00 /PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT CO. 242.06 /PEPPERMILL HOTEL 174.63 /PINEDALE AUTO SUPPLY 535.33 /PINEDALE GLASS INC. 496.06 /PINEDALE NATURAL GAS CO. 6,792.74 /PINEDALE ROUNDUP 208.00 /PINEDALE TRUE VALUE 81.63 /PLAINSMAN PRINTING & SUPPLY 256.22 /U.S. POSTMASTER 933.74 /QUILL CORPORATION 577.28 /R & E COMPUTER SERVICE LLC 3,310.00 /LISA RANDOL 229.17 /RENDEZVOUS POINTE 16,598.00 /ROCKY MOUNTAIN PROPANE 361.20 /ROSS-RAE, INC. 1,643.66 /SARGENT INC. 312.00 /DON SCHOOLEY 146.29 /SCOTT MACHINERY COMPANY 1,592.10 /SUBLETTE COUNTY RET CENTER 1,750,000.00 /SECRETARY OF STATE 30.00 /SHADOW MOUNTAIN WATER OF WY 334.03 /SHORT STOP 365.05 /SIRCHIE FINGER PRINT LABS 193.03 /SNOW-WHEEL SYSTEM INC. 452.86 /SOPUS PRODUCTS 1,917.50 /STOCKMAN’S RESTAURANT 192.85 /SUBLETTE ELECTRIC 2,375.86 /SUPER 8 MOTEL 429.30 /SURVEYOR SCHERBEL, LTD. 387.21 /TASER INTERNATIONAL 8,725.16 /TEGELER & ASSOCIATES 100.00 /TEXACO/SHELL 300.38 / THE TIRE DEN, INC. 3,280.80 /UNISOURCE WORLDWIDE, INC. 100.00 /UNION TELEPHONE 142.67 /U.S. DEPT OF THE INTERIOR 4,446.41 /US MECHANICAL, LLC 2,135.00 /VALLEY EQUIPMENT CO., INC. 10,237.60 /WYOMING COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY DIV 70.00 /WEST PAYMENT CENTER 137.90 /WILLIAMS AUTOMOTIVE INC. 38.42 /RALPH E. WOOD 46.25 /WIND RIVER RENTALS 114.00 /WESTERN WY COMMUNITY COLLEGE 125.00 /WYOMING MACHINERY COMPANY 4,995.52 /WYOMING.COM 108.00 /WYOMING WINGS 145.00 /WYOMING SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION 175.00 /XEROX CORPORATION 3,962.94 /XEROX CORPORATION 2,057.19 /ZEE MEDICAL SERVICE 41.55
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned to 3:15 p.m.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
SUBLETTE COUNTY, WYOMING
Gordon R. Johnston, Chairman
Mary L. Lankford, County Clerk
Published in the Sublette Examiner Dec. 30, 2004.
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