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STATE OF WYOMING ) ) SS.
COUNTY OF SUBLETTE )
IN THE MATTER OF )
HIGHLAND IRRIGATION )
IN THE DISTRICT COURT
NINTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
DOCKET NO. 931
ORDER SETTING HEARING
Van Huffman, Robert Bing and Jack Roberts, the duly elected,qualified and acting commissioners of Highland Irrigation District, havingfiled their report pursuant to the requirements of Section 41-7-402, WyomingStatutes, 1977, showing that each landowner in the district should be assesseda minimum of $30 for the current expenses and further assessment of $1.50 peracre upon the benefited lands of the district for the purpose of raising fundsfor new work, maintenance and current expenses, and that each landowner shouldalso be assessed an additional assessment of a minimum of $5 and a furtherassessment of $1.50 per acre upon the benefited lands of the district for thepurpose of loan amortization of said district, in the fiscal year beginningJuly 1, 2006;
IT IS ORDERED THAT the hour of 10 a.m. on the 21st day ofJuly, 2006, in the courtroom of the Sublette County Courthouse at Pinedale,Wyoming, be fixed as the time and place for examination of said annual reportand for the hearing of objections thereto.
It is further ordered that notice of such hearing bepublished one (1) time in the Sublette Examiner.
DATED this 17th day of July, 2006.
/s/ Marilyn M. Jensen,
Clerk of District Court
Published in the Sublette Examiner July 20, 2006.
STATE OF WYOMING )
COUNTY OF SUBLETTE )ss.
TOWN OF PINEDALE )
The Town Council of the Town of Pinedale met in regularsession Monday, June 26, 2006, at 5:30 p.m., in the town hall. Those inattendance: John and Jan Radosevich; Julie Early, animal control officer; PaulRock; John Mackey, attorney at law; Ed Wood, town attorney; Mindi Crabb andJohn Godfrey, representing the Sublette County Joint Tourism Promotion Board;Jim Whinnery, representing the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office; Mark Eatinger,representing Rio Verde Engineering; Brian Gray and Joanne Garnett, representingWorthington, Lenhart and Carpenter; Susan Gulbrandson; Dana Buchwald,representing Jorgensen Engineering; Richard Strom, representing Bottoms UpBrewing Company; Doug Mason, attorney at law; Reed Armijo; James Rogers; MaryAnn Menster; Lindsey Gooch; James Steele; Steven Pfisterer; Ben Cannon,representing the Pinedale Roundup; and Casey Dean, representing the SubletteExaminer.
Mayor Smith brought the meeting to order. Present onroll call: Stephen Smith, Gary Heuck, David Smith, Nylla Kunard and ChrisHouse.
Julie Early, animal control officer, reported the monthlyactivities of the animal control department.
Ron Brown, public works director, reported the monthlyactivities of the public works department.
Jim Whinnery, representing the Sublette County Sheriff’sOffice, reported the monthly activities of the sheriff’s department.
Laurie Latta, mayor’s assistant, reported her monthlyactivities. Latta discussed the county commissioners, the Town ofPinedale, the Town of Marbleton, the Town of Big Piney, the Town of LaBarge,the University of Wyoming Extension office and industry working together tohire a community development person. Council was agreeable to adding$5,000 to the 2006-2007 budget.
Mayor Smith presented Council Member Chris House’s letter ofresignation from the Pinedale Planning and Zoning Board. Motion by Heuck toregretfully accept Chris Houses’s letter of resignation from the Town ofPinedale’s Planning and Zoning Board. Motion by Kunard to advertise theposition for the Pinedale Planning and Zoning Board. Motion seconded. Motioncarried unanimously.
Richard Strom, representing Bottoms Up Brewing, discussedthe application for a 24-Hour Catering/Malt Beverage Permit request for theRendezvous Craft Beer Celebration. Strom reported a decision would be madeon a donation recipient to benefit from the event and security would beemployed to prevent underage drinking. Motion by Heuck to approve theapplication for 24-Hour Catering/Malt Beverage Permit for Bottoms Up Brewingfor Rendezvous Craft Beer Celebration for July 8 at the American Legion Parkfrom1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
John Godfrey and Mindi Crabb, representing the SubletteCounty Joint Tourism Promotion Board, gave an update on statistics on travelimpacts, employment generated by travel spending, lodging capacity and lodgingtax collections. Godfrey reported his term as the Town of Pinedale’srepresentative on the joint tourism promotion board expires June 30 and requested re-appointment to the board. After discussion motion by Heuck tore-appoint John Godfrey as the Town of Pinedale’s representative effective July1. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
James Rogers, representing Pinedale Properties, discussedJack Vogt’s proposed development west of the Town on Piendale on the WillowLake Road. Council discussed concerns with the green space in the proposeddevelopment being limited to residents of the subdivision. Joanne Garnett,representing Worthington, Lenhart and Carpenter, discussed a bike path easementin the proposed development. Doug Mason, attorney at law, discussed thedevelopment. After lengthy discussion, Rogers stated he would report to Vogtthe council’s concern of the private green space.
Mark Eatinger, representing Rio Verde Engineering, waspresent representing Vista Properties’, LLC alternative petition for theannexation to the Town of Pinedale. Ed Wood, town attorney, reported the publichearing for the annexation shall be held not less than thirty (30) days normore than one hundred twenty (120) days after the filing of the petition.Motion by Heuck to have the public hearing August 14 for the Vista Properties,LLC petition for annexation dated June 8, 2006. Motion seconded. Motioncarried unanimously.
Matt Thompson, representing the First National Bank locatedat 61 East Pine Street, presented the proposed plans for the air-forced tubesto be placed under the alley north of the bank to enable drive through banking.Ron Brown, public works director, reported he did not have a problem with theplans. Motion by David Smith to approve the placing the air-forced banktubes across the alley as presented. Motion seconded. Motion carriedunanimously.
Mark Eatinger, representing Rio Verde Engineering, presentedthe final plat of the Pfisterer Addition for approval. Council discussed theangled streets in the proposed subdivision. After discussion, motion byDavid Smith to approve the Pfisterer Addition final plat as presentedcontingent on a proper letter of credit. Motion seconded. David Smithvoted aye, House voted aye, Stephen Smith voted aye, Heuck voted nayand Kunard voted nay. Motion carried.
Ed Wood, town attorney, gave an update on the town shop/dogpound project. Wood presented change order No. 29, a request foradditional $53,399.40 for electrical contractor, material and labor; changeorder No. 30, a request for additional $30,751 for material and labor resultingfrom the architect’s supplemental instructions; change order No. 32, a requestfor additional $2,960.12 for masonry material and labor; and change order No.33, a request for additional $11,685 for mezzanine. Wood reported JFCEngineering had recommended to pay change order numbers 29 and 33. Afterlengthy discussion, motion by Heuck to reject change order numbers 29, 30, 32and 33. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously
Randy Hubbard, representing the public works department,gave an update on the sewer lagoon rehabilitation project.
Motion by Heuck to approve the application for twenty-fourhour catering/malt beverage permit for Kickin’ Cancer on June 9 at the IceArena. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Heuck to approve the application for twenty-fourhour catering/malt beverage permit for the Sublette County Historical Societyfor July 7 and 8 at the Museum of the Mountain Man. Motionseconded. Motion carried unanimously.
James Steele, representing 440 South Sublette Avenue,presented a formal letter of complaint regarding the damage done to hisproperty due to the ongoing construction on the corner of B Street and SouthSublette Avenue. Council agreed to have Rio Verde Engineering review thecomplaints and inspect the area.
Council agreed Kunard would remain as the town’srepresentative on the PAWG committee.
Motion by Kunard to go into executive session to discusspending litigation and personnel. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kunard to return to regular session. Motionseconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Public hearing for the Annual Appropriation for the FiscalYear Ending June 30, 2007, was opened for discussion. Department headsdiscussed their budget requests. After discussion, motion by Kunard toapprove Ordinance 389, the Annual Appropriation Ordinance for the Fiscal Yearending June 30, 2007, as amended on the third reading. Motionseconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by David Smith to approve Ordinance 2006-390, anordinance of the Town of Pinedale, Wyoming amending Section 17.33.070 ofChapter 17.33 of the Pinedale Municipal Code by adding a provisionrelating to rear yards in the R-4 Zone District where the rear yard abuts anally way, on the second reading. Motion seconded. Motion carriedunanimously.
Motion by Heuck to approve Ordinance 2006-391, an ordinanceof the Town of Pinedale, Wyoming amending Section 17.27.070 of Chapter 17.27 ofthe Pinedale Municipal Code by adding a provision relating to rear yards in theR-1 Zone District where the rear yard abuts an alley way, on the secondreading. Motion seconded. Motion carriedunanimously.
Motion by House to approve Ordinance 2006-392, an ordinanceof the Town of Pinedale, Wyoming amending Section 17.30.080 of Chapter 17.30 ofthe Pinedale Municipal Code by adding a provision relating to rear yards in theR-2 Zone District where the rear yard abuts an alley way, on the secondreading. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Heuck to approve Ordinance 2006-393, an ordinanceof the Town of Pinedale, Wyoming amending Section 17.31.080 of Chapter 17.31 ofthe Pinedale Municipal Code by adding a provision relating to rear yards in theR-2A Zone District where the rear yard abuts an alley way, on the secondreading. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
The following bills were presented for payment:
American Linen 120.28; ATCO 281.00; Belveal’s Body &Towing, Inc. 78.00; Big J’s Auto Parts 84.58; B-N-C Trash Service 521.50;Bridger Mechanical 723.76; Caselle, Inc. 1,067.00; CenturyTel 617.71;CHDiagnotic & Consulting 1,935.00; Consolidated Plastics Co., Inc. 793.48;Buzz Esterholt 70.88; Gary Heuck 20.00; Interwest Safety Supply, Inc. 724.28;Susan Kramer 70.88; L.N. Curtis 3,642.80; Lab Safety Supply 316.00; Lexis LawPublishing 206.50; Alberta McAndrews 70.88; Pacific Power 8,658.06; BarbaraPfaff 70.88; Pinedale Airport Board 56,063.90; Plainsman 198.68; Rio VerdeEngineering 16,081.19; The Electric Company of WY 144.28; Tree & Lawn Care618.75; Union Telephone 192.87; USA Blue Book 954.56; W.W. Grainger 1,186.43;WAACO 30.00; Verna Walker 70.88; WAMCAT 30.00; Watch Guard Security Systems6,375.00; Western Plains Machinery 352.00; Willow Creek Framing 126.00; WilsonBro. Construction 497,575.99; Worthington, Lenhart and Carpenter 1,680.00;Wyoming Analytical 90.00.
Motion by Heuck to approve the bills as presented. Motionseconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by David Smith to authorize the mayor to sign theproposal for service with Valuations Northwest, Inc. Motionseconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Heuck to adjourn. Motion seconded. Motioncarried unanimously.
Meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.
Published in the Sublette Examiner July 20, 2006.
BEFORE THE OIL AND GAS
CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF WYOMING
The following matters will come before this commission onTuesday, August 8, 2006, at 9 a.m., or as soon thereafter as the matters may beheard, or between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on any of the subsequent daysduring which the commission remains in session at the office of the State Oiland Gas Supervisor, 2211 King Boulevard, Casper, Wyoming.
Cause No. 1, Order No. 1, DOCKET NO. 377-2006, brought onthe application of Berco Resources, LLC for an order establishing sixty (60)approximate 160-acre drilling and spacing units for the production of oil, gasand associated hydrocarbons from the Baxter Formation underlying Sections 14,15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 33, 34 and 35, Township 30 North, Range 112West, 6th P.M., and Sections 2, 3 and 4, Township 29 North, Range 112 West, 6thP.M., with the permitted well locations as specified in the application, and totake whatever other action the Commission deems appropriate; all in SubletteCounty, Wyoming.
Cause No. 3, Order No. 1, DOCKET NO. 394-2006, brought onthe application of EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. and BP America ProductionCompany for an order amending the order in Docket 521-2004, which approved thedrilling of eight (8) wells in each approximate 80-acre drilling and spacingunit to the Lance Pool underlying all or portions of Sections 2-5, 8-13, 14-17,20-24, and 32-36, Township 29 North, Range 108 West, 6th P.M.; all or portionsof Sections 12, 13 and 23, Township 28 North, Range 109 West, 6th P.M.; all orportions of Sections 7-9 and 18, Township 28 North, Range 108 West, 6th P.M.;and six (6) wells in each approximate 60-acre drilling and spacing unit in allor portions of Section 3-6, Township 28 North, Range 108 West, 6th P.M.; andseven (7) wells in each approximate 70-acre drilling and spacing unit inSection 1, Township 28 North, Range 109 West, 6th P.M.; by allowing theauthorized wells to be located within each 80-acre drilling and spacing unitprovided that such wells are located no closer than 200 feet from the boundaryof a drilling and spacing unit; adding the N1/2 of Section 23, Township 28North, Range 109 West, 6th P.M., to the order; allowing more than one well tobottom in a quarter-quarter-quarter section provided no more than eight (8)wells are located in an 80-acre drilling and spacing unit; and, requiring thatany affidavits submitted in support of exception locations be limited to certifyingthat the working interest owners in the drilling and spacing unit towards whichthe well is moving are the same and to apply such modifications to adjacentCabrito and Corona Unit lands; all within Sublette County, Wyoming.
Cause No. 3, Order No. 1, DOCKET NO. 397-2006, brought onthe application of Anschutz Pinedale Corporation for approval to drill theproposed Two Buttes No. 13-24c well at a surface location 352 feet FSL and 795feet FWL, and a bottomhole location not closer than 200 feet FSL and 200 feetFWL, in the SW1/4 SW1/4 of Section 24, Township 32 North, Range 109 West, 6thP.M., and further authorizing unrestricted production from such well from anyportion of the Lance Pool as defined in Commission’s order in Docket 136-2003,as an exception to the well location requirements of Chapter 3, Section 2, asapplicable to said lands, said proposed bottomhole location being no closer tothe south and west section lines of Section 24 than current orders of theCommission authorize other operators for Lance Pool wells in much of Township32 North, Range 109 West, 6th P.M., Pinedale Anticline Field area, SubletteCounty, Wyoming.
Any interested party is entitled to appear at the aforesaidtime and place to be heard by the commission. The applications may be inspectedin the office of the undersigned, 2211 King Boulevard, Casper, Wyoming, or onthe Oil & Gas Commission website at http://wogcc.state.wy.us. If there are any protests, please makesuch known to the State Oil and Gas Supervisor at least three (3) working daysbefore the hearing by filing a written objection.
DATED this 13th day of July, 2006
/s/ Don J. Likwartz, Secretary
Published in the Sublette Examiner July 20, 2006.
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