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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Groathouse Construction, Inc. & Sublette Co. School Dist. No. 9 request pre-qualified subcontractor bids for work on the New LaBarge Elementary School, LaBarge, WY. Faxed bids will be accepted at 307-276-3731 until 2 p.m. MT, on August 28, 2007. Sealed bids will be accepted at Sublette Co. School Dist. No. 9 office, 115 South Nichols Street, Big Piney, WY, 83113 until 3:00 p.m. MT on August 28, 2007, at which time all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Five percent preference is hereby given to subcontractors, supplies, equipment, machinery, and provisions produced, manufactured, supplied or grown in Wyoming, quality being equal to articles offered by competitors outside the State as provided in W.S. 16-6-101 through 16-6-107. All prospective subcontractors must be pre-qualified. Mechanical and Electrical Subcontractors must provide 5 percent Bid Bond. Successful Mechanical and Electrical bidders must provide 100 percent Payment & Performance Bonds. A pre-bid meeting will be held August 14, 2007, at 1 p.m., 106 Pine Ave., LaBarge, WY. Pre-qualification forms accepted up to 10 days prior to bid. Contract Documents completed by Plan One Architects, but will be available from Groathouse Construction. To receive a prequalification form and bidding information, fax or e-mail request to:
Groathouse Construction, Inc.
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Architect: Plan One Architects, Rock Springs, WY
Published in the Sublette Examiner August 9, 16, 2007.
OFFICIAL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PROCEEDINGS AUGUST 7, 2007
The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the Commissioners Meeting Room of the Sublette County Courthouse in Pinedale, Wyoming, on this date at 9:00 a.m. with Bill Cramer, John Linn, Joel Bousman, and Mary Lankford, County Clerk present.
Chairman Cramer led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance.
The minutes of the budget hearing of July 16, 2007, and the preceding regular meeting of July 17, 2007, were approved and ordered filed on motion by Commissioner Linn and seconded by Commissioner Bousman. The motion carried.
The official bonds for Annie E. Espenscheid, Treasurer for the Ag. Center Committee, in the amount of $35,000; Deborah Morley, Treasurer for the Mosquito Abatement District #2, in the amount of $25,000; and Vern McAdams, Business Manager for School District #1, in the amount of $250,000, were approved and ordered filed with the County Treasurer.
A public hearing was held for the alteration of the New Fork Bridge County Road No. 23-175. No claims for damages or objections were received.
Ron Chapin discussed his property in Marbleton and the County’s offer to purchase it for the Marbleton Clinic site.
Butch Penton, Road & Bridge Superintendent, and Mark Eatinger, representing Rio Verde Engineering, reported on paving projects on the Daniel Merna Road, Paradise Road, Pinedale Transfer Station, and the Industrial Site Road. Penton reported on gravel and discussed Mickelson Lane. No action was taken on an estimate from Nelson Engineering, in the amount of $954,000, for concrete and paving at the County Shop.
Patty Perengliev, Veterans Services, discussed Sublette County Veterans Services, her budget, and reported that a Memorandum of Understanding is being prepared by Sweetwater County for her program in Sublette, Lincoln, and Sweetwater Counties.
It was moved by Commissioner Linn and seconded by Commissioner Cramer to recess the meeting for an Executive Session with John McKinley to discuss ongoing litigation. The motion carried.
It was moved by Commissioner Linn and seconded by Commissioner Bousman to reconvene the meeting. The motion carried.
It was moved by Commissioner Bousman and seconded by Commissioner Linn to approve and sign an oil and gas lease with Dolar Energy for 9.1 mineral acres, with no surface occupancy for three years, with a royalty of 18.75 percent. The motion carried.
It was moved by Commissioner Bousman and seconded by Commissioner Linn to extend the Teton County Landfill agreement for 90 days. The motion carried.
Ken Konicek and Ryan Gilbertson, representing Tegeler and Associates, reviewed the County health insurance renewal information.
Tucker Smith, Ron Rhyne, Gordon Schwabacher, Jackson Schwabacher, Leslie Schwabacher, and Sara Flitner discussed oil and gas leasing in the Upper Green River Basin, and the Pinedale Resource Management Plan comments.
Bart Myers, County Planner, reported that there is a workshop for the County and Towns Planning and Zoning Commissions on September 6th.
Robin Clover, representing SAFV, reviewed three proposals for modular construction for a safe house. After review and discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Bousman and seconded by Commissioner Linn to reject the bids and look for other alternatives. The motion carried.
The Class II Road Committee reported that it will be recommending two applications, Monte Vista and portions of Meadowlark Lane at the next meeting.
Kristel Blair, representing Meadow Canyon Service and Improvement District, requested permission to assign a BLM easement to the County. The Board approved the request.
The Board recessed the meeting and convened as the County Board of Equalization.
Irv Lozier presented his property tax assessment protest for property located at 552 Willow Creek Road in T35N, R109W. Land and building values were reviewed. No action was taken by the Board.
It was moved by Commissioner Linn and seconded by Commissioner Bousman to refer the property tax assessment contested valuation by Nabors Drilling USA directly to the State Board of Equalization. The motion carried.
The County Board of Equalization recessed and reconvened as the Board of County Commissioners.
It was moved by Commissioner Linn and seconded by Commissioner Bousman to recess the meeting for an Executive Session with Levi Lozier, Suzan Truluck, Jerry Morrell, Jeannie Slack, Larry Deats, and Rick Phelps to discuss acquisition of property for the Golf Course Expansion. The motion carried.
It was moved by Commissioner Linn and seconded by Commissioner Bousman to reconvene the meeting. The motion carried.
Lozier, Truluck, Morrell, and Phelps discussed the need for additional planning due to the reduction of the property and water issues. It is estimated that construction of the Golf Course Expansion will be $7 million. Construction funding was discussed. Commissioners Bousman and Linn expressed their reluctance to commit funds to begin construction, at this time. Chairman Cramer expressed his support. It was moved by Commissioner Bousman and seconded by Commissioner Linn to approve the additional design fee of $36,000. The motion carried. The Board advised the group to complete the design and continue planning.
Tony Chambers and Bonnie Chambers, representing Chambers-Design Build, and Mel Kinikin, representing the Big Piney Marbleton Airport Board, reviewed the bids for the FBO Hangar. It was moved by Commissioner Linn and seconded by Commissioner Bousman to accept the bids and sign the contract for the amount of $2,777,622. The motion carried.
Tony Chambers reported on the Sand Draw project.
Bonnie Chambers reported that the design contract for the Marbleton Ambulance Barn has been forwarded to the Rural Health Care District.
It was moved by Commissioner Linn and seconded by Commissioner Bousman to approve the preliminary design contract for the Southwest Sublette Senior Center, in the amount of $35,000. The motion carried.
The following petitions and affidavits of abatement of taxes was presented on petition from the County Assessor and the State of Wyoming Board of Equalization: Abner Luman, $618.85; Devon Energy Production Company LP, $989.75; McMurry Oil Company, $2,632.96; Tom Brown, Inc., $351.73; Williams Production RMT Company, $494.16; Wexpro Company, $8,071.51; BP America Production Company, $56,320.27; and EOG Resources, $3,317.60.
It was moved by Commissioner Cramer and seconded by Commissioner Linn to set the following mill levies for FY08:
County General 10.5274
Rural Health Care 2.0000
Weed & Pest 0.5700
Big Piney Cemetery 0.8480
Upper Green River Cemetery 0.1050
Hoback Ranches S & I 8.0000
Boulder Lake S & I 8.0000
Meadow Canyon S & I 8.0000
Upper Green River S & I 6.0000
Shelter Park S & I Varies
Other Special Districts
Mosquito Abatement #1, Pinedale $ 20.00
Mosquito Abatement #2,
Big Piney 117.40
Boulder Mosquito Improvement
25.00 & $2.50 per acre
Due to the vacancy created by the resignation of Wendi Schwartz on the Sublette Citizens for Recycling Board, it was moved by Commissioner Bousman and seconded by Commission Linn to appoint Barbara Hodges to the Board. The motion carried.
It was moved by Commissioner Linn and seconded by Commissioner Bousman to deny a claim by James Urbigkit in the amount of $1,750,000. The motion carried.
It was moved by Commissioner Bousman and seconded by Commissioner Linn to appoint Dr. Tom Johnston, County Health Officer and Keith Raney, County Sanitarian, for the next three years. The motion carried.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:25 p.m. and continued at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, August 8, 2007.
The Board approved a draft letter concerning special use permits, to be issued by the Forest Service to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department for elk feed grounds.
It was moved by Commissioner Linn and seconded by Commissioner Bousman to rescind the fire ban of July 3, 2007, effective immediately. The motion carried.
The Board reviewed the Emergency Management budget and requested itemized lists of equipment and trailers included in the request.
Sheriff Bardy Bardin reported on the proposed purchase of a bomb robot by Sweetwater County, and their request for Sublette County funding for the purchase.
The Board approved the solicitation of donated sick leave for Mac McKenzie, Sheriff’s Deputy, who has a broken leg. McKenzie has recently returned from deployment from Iraq. The Board limited the donations to 16 hours per employee.
Andy O’Neal, Maintenance Superintendent, reviewed his department’s responsibilities and the Counties properties. The Board expressed its concern for facilities open to the public and their maintenance.
Ken Konicek, representing School District #1, discussed the school property across from the Library.
Accounts Payable audited and approved for payment:
JOE AHLSTROM 571.24 / AIRGAS INTERMOUNTAIN, INC. 47.82 / ALSCO 251.60 /KATHRYN ANDERSON 274.69 / ANIMAL CLINIC OF PINEDALE PC 82.38 /ARTSMARKET INC. 8,250.00 / AT&T 51.18 / A TO Z HARDWARE 4.77 /BAYMONT INN & SUITES LARAMIE 1,500.00 / BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS 29,000.00 /BIG J’S AUTO PARTS INC. 1,210.04 / BIG PINEY LUBE&DETAIL, INC 262.35 /BOB BARKER COMPANY 262.86 / RALPH W. BOYNTON 591.30
BUCKY’S OUTDOOR, L.L.C. 29.99 / BURNEY & COMPANY 58.58 /PATTY L PERENGLIEV 3,017.49 / BW HITCHING POST INN 365.49 /BEST WESTERN RAMKOTA HOTEL 64.00 / DON CALHOUN 2,687.00 /CARNEY ARCHITECTS 43,534.74 / CASPER STAR TRIBUNE 1,045.19
CED POCATELLO 628.70 / CENTURYTEL 5,027.14 /CHAMBERS DESIGN-BUILD INC. 556,017.24 / THE CHAMBERS HOUSE BED 395.00 /WEIWEN CHAI 118.34 / CHOICEPOINT BUSINESS & 110.00 /CLASSIC HELICOPTERS LLC 8,329.00 / CMI, INC. 97.51 /COMMUNICATION CONCEPTS 84.75 / CS & T INC. 1,438.00 /COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE 30,000.00 / CIVIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE 139.95 /DADE BEHRING 10,932.81 / DELUXE BUSINESS CHECKS 131.08 /CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY CENTER 60,000.00 / DIVE RESCUE INTERNATIONAL INC 6,025.03 /EAGLE STORAGE 65.00 / BECKY EAKER 231.66 / EIDEN’S CONSTRUCTION LLC 8,464.50 /UNEMPLOYMENT TAX DIVISION 3,747.72 / MICHAEL F. ENRIGHT 1,500.00
ENGINEERED PLASTIC SYSTEMS, LLC 8,550.00 / FALER’S GENERAL STORE 2,234.05
F.B.MCFADDEN WHOLESALE 482.25 / FIRE ENGINEERING COMPANY 1,808.00 /FENCETRAK, INC. 3,090.00 / FERGUSON ENTERPRISES, INC. 435.81 /THE FIRE EXTINGUISHER 260.00 / FLEET SERVICES 874.96 / FOR-SHOR COMPANY 248.75 /FRONTIER ELECTRIC INC. 897.09 / FRONTIER PHARMACY 70.35 /FULLER & SCHAEDLER LAW OFFICES 3,371.22 / G E CAPITAL 1,908.00 /GLOBALSTAR USA 87.59 / GOODFELLOW CORPORATION 3,876.44 /GREENWOOD MAPPING, INC. 2,516.14 / GRITTON & ASSOCIATES 181.74 /CELESTE GROSSMAN 321.08 / HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES 270.00 /RICK HOFFMAN 179.99 / HUTCHINSON OIL 4,269.22 /INTERMOUNTAIN RECORD CENTER 172.13 / INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC 531.85
IRON OUTFITTERS 3,000.00 / JEFFREY JACQUET 5,384.02 / FRANK JAMES 874.21 /DANIEL JENSEN 15.00 / JOE’S CONCRETE & LUMBER 148.71 / JOHNSON CONTROLS 1,296.22
JOHN THOMAS JOHNSTON 475.00 / BRIAN KETTERHAGEN 521.34 /KIMBALL EQUIPMENT CO. 3,836.32 / KLIP INTERACTIVE 40.42 / KNOLL, INC. 8,718.60 /LEGALSPAN 386.75 / LEWIS & LEWIS INC. 786,464.87 /LEXISNEXIS MATTHEW BENDER 636.70 / HELENA LINN 1,067.84 / JOHN LINN 610.50 /RANAE LOZIER 149.40 / LYLE SIGNS INC 928.11 / M & N EQUIPMENT, LLC 572.94 /MARBLETON-BIG PINEY CLINIC 300.00 / MASON & MASON, PC 37.00 /MCKENZIE MENINGITIS FOUNDATION 7,500.00 / LUCKETTA MCMAHON 1,187.28 /MEDIBADGE, INC. 109.45 / MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SWEETWATER 398.00 /MONEYHUN EQUIPMENT SALES 3,000.00 / MIDWAY MALL 5.08 / ALVIN MITCHELL 16.06 /MOBIL TECHNOLOGY, INC. 626.70 / JANET MONTGOMERY 213.88 /MOOSLEY MAILBOXES 23.35 / MOORE MEDICAL,LLC 660.56
MORCON INDUSTRIAL SPECIALTY 152.38 / MOUNTAIN STATES WATER 4,644.97 /MYERS TIRE SUPPLY COMPANY 337.19 / NELSON ENGINEERING, INC. 927.50 /NOBLE CONSTRUCTION INC. 17,872.50 / NO HASSLE AUTO GLASS LLC 312.00 /NORTH PARK TRANSPORTATION CO. 122.73 / NORTHERN SAFETY CO. INC. 1,331.06 /NORTHWINDS 3,322.00 / NUTECH SPECIALTIES 449.88 / OFFICE OUTLET 531.29 /OMNI SECURITY SYSTEMS INC 2,565.00 / BILLY E. PAPE 49.00 /JOHN PARAVICINI 694.30 / PUBLIC AGENCY TRAINING COUNCIL 295.00 /PBR, INC. 13,750.00 / ERIC PETERSON 707.18 / PHELPS GOLF COURSE DESIGN 36,000.00 /PICKAROON TIMBER PRODUCTS INC 615.96 / PINEDALE AUTO SUPPLY 1,882.32 /PINEDALE CLEANING SERVICE 200.00 / PINEDALE DRUG 1,243.14 /PINEDALE GLASS INC. 370.00 / PINEDALE MEDICAL CLINIC 913.00 /PINEDALE NATURAL GAS CO. 896.92 / PINEDALE ROUNDUP 163.90 /PIONEER PRINTING & STATIONERY INC. 107.00 / PINEDALE RENTAL 60.42 /PLAINSMAN PRINTING & SUPPLY 1,340.45 / MARK PRICE 2,649.99
PROVIDENCE ARCHITECTURE INC. 9,110.57 / QUESTAR GAS 9.47 /QUILL CORPORATION 998.49 / R & E COMPUTER SERVICE LLC 5,416.67 /RENDEZVOUS POINTE 26,387.00 / RENDEZVOUS TRAVEL 966.50 /REGIONAL JUVENILE DETENTION 3,472.00 / ROCKY MTN. HOME CENTER 1,703.93 /ROCKY MOUNTAIN POWER 6,289.65 / ROCKY MOUNTAIN WASH, LLC 463.50 /ROBIN SCHAMBER 809.61 / ROBINSON TEXTILES 1,317.06 /ROCKY MOUNTAIN PROPANE 520.32 / ROSCOE STEEL & CULVERT 17,695.83 /S&K TRUCK AND AUTO INC 26.00 / ALVIN SABULSKY 9,500.00 / JENESS SAXTON 487.91 /SUBLETTE COUNTY FEED 4,531.00 / MIKE SCHANER 84.23 /SUBLETTE COUNTY SCHOOL DIST #9 125.00 / SECRETARY OF STATE 30.00 /SHORT STOP 191.94 / SIMONS PETROLEUM 43,297.94 /SIRCHIE FINGER PRINT LABS 102.50 / SODERBERG,JULIE 3,910.00 /SUBLETTE COUNTY CONSERVATION 327,810.00 / SOUTHWEST SUBLETTE COUNTY 4,981.00 /SPILLMAN TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 1,406.00 / SMITH POWER PRODUCTS INC 509.98 /STATE LAND & INVESTMENTS 25.00 / STOCKMAN’S CLUB & BAR 298.40 /SUBLETTE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 1,390.00 / SUBLETTE EXAMINER 799.95 /SUPERIOR INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY 350.68 / THOMAS AND MEANS, LLP 1,925.00
TAYLOR RANCHES 12,360.00 / TEGELER & ASSOCIATES 50.00 /TERRACON CONSULTANTS, INC 7,350.00 / TOBY TERRELL 250.23 /THE LEARNING CENTER 225,000.00 / TIP TOP SEARCH & RESCUE 4,605.33 /THE TIRE DEN, INC. 1,604.00 / TOOLS UNLIMITED 514.30 / TOWN OF MARBLETON 38.78 /JULIE TRACY 265.01 / WILLIAM H. TWICHELL 861.00 /THOS. Y. PICKETT & CO, INC 17,500.00 / BILL ULLERY 121.46 /UNITED RENTALS HIGHWAY 900.00 / UNION TELEPHONE 1,378.11 /UNITED SERVICE AND SALES, INC 45.46 / VERIZON WIRELESS 148.17
VEHICLE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, INC 65,838.38 / SUE WADSWORTH 27.00 /WYOMING ASSOCIATION OF SHERIFFS 500.00 / WAXIE SANITARY SUPPLY 1,036.71 /WYOMING DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION 10.00 / WESTERN PLAINS MACHINERY CO. 2,603.50 /WEST PAYMENT CENTER 485.66 / WESTERN VETERINARY SERVICE 791.00 /WYOMING HIGHWAY PATROL 60.00 / WILLIAMS AUTOMOTIVE INC. 1,014.86 /RALPH E. WOOD 820.00 / WYOMING RANGE MEDICAL PC 4,527.50 /WATCHGUARD SECURITY SYSTEMS 480.00 / WESTERN UNION FINANCIAL SERVICES, 47.00 /WYOMING MACHINERY COMPANY 2,655.81 / WYOMING MACHINERY EXCHANGE,LLC 8,590.20 /WYOMING.COM 285.00 / WYOMING WORKER’S SAFETY AND 12,399.14 /XEROX CORPORATION 2,081.24 / XEROX CORPORATION 1,741.49 / WWW.YAHOO.COM 20.41 /YELLOWSTONE MOTEL 325.00
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
SUBLETTE COUNTY, WYOMING
William W. Cramer, Chairman
Mary L. Lankford, County Clerk
Published in the Sublette Examiner August 16, 2007.
STATE OF WYOMING)
COUNTY OF SUBLETTE) ss.
TOWN OF PINEDALE)
The Town Council of the Town of Pinedale met in regular session Monday, July 23, 2007, at 5:30 p.m. in the Town Hall. Those present: Loretta Deats; Julie Early, Animal Control Officer; Thornton Grove; Sherry Kellen; Jim Parker, Pinedale Airport Manager; Jim Whinnery and Bardy Bardin, representing the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office; Jim Engstrom; Jim Washam, representing the V.F.W.; Wanda Rice and Craig Charles, representing New
Season; James Rogers, representing Pinedale Properties; Robert E. Johnson; Joey Lundquist-Smith; Leslie Brewer; Robert Brito, Paul Rock, Pam Curry and Barbara Boyce, representing the Pinedale Planning and Zoning Board; Gary W. Smith; Michael Kudar; Jerry Simmons; Donna Grove; Brian Gray, representing Worthington, Lenhart and Carpenter; Lauren McKeever, Mayor’s Assistant; Aaron Seehafer and Mark Eatinger, representing Rio Verde Engineering; Casey and Jeness Saxton; Gaston Gosar, Attorney; Ed Wood, Town Attorney; Eugene Ninnie, Town Engineer; Bob and Miriam Carlson; Les Margo; Lauri McClain, representing Badger Creek Property; John Godfrey; Judy, Craig and Stephen Harmon; Mindi Crabb; April Gibson; Marti Seipp, representing Sublette Citizens for Recycling; Jeffrey Jacquet; Shane and Jeanne Roberts; Jennie Oemig, representing the Pinedale Roundup; and Tiffany Turner, representing the Sublette Examiner.
Mayor Smith brought the meeting to order. Present on Roll Call: Gary Heuck, David Hohl, Stephen Smith, Nylla Kunard and Chris House.
Brady Bardin and Jim Whinnery, representing the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office, reported the monthly activities of the sheriff’s office. The
placement of additional pedestrian crossings on Pine Street was discussed
Julie Early, Animal Control Officer, reported the monthly activities of the animal control department. Heuck discussed Early taking the animal control vehicle out of town limits and reminded her to keep the vehicle in the town limits.
Randy Hubbard, representing the Public Works Department, reported the monthly activities of the Public Works Department. Meghan Jacquet, Planning and Zoning Administrator, reported the monthly activities of the planning and zoning department.
Eugene Ninnie, Town Engineer, reported the monthly activities of the
Lauren McKeever, Mayor’s Assistant, reported her monthly activities. Jim Parker, Airport Manager, reported the monthly activities of the airport, presented the June Treasurer’s Report and draft minutes of the July 18th Airport Board Meeting. Motion by Hohl to approve the Fixed Base Operator Lease and Use Agreement as written. Motion seconded. Motion unanimously.Motion by House to approve the five year lease renewal for hangar Lot 5 between the Pinedale Airport Board and Edwin and Sally Ruosch. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Hohl to approve Resolution 2007-16, a resolution authorizing approving an Agency Agreement with the Aeronautics Division of the Wyoming Department of Transportation and the Town of Pinedale, whereby the Aeronautics Division will administer and disburse funds from a Federal Aviation Administration Grant to the construction of a runway extension at Ralph Wenz Airport. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Smith reported the request for preliminary plat approval for the Pine
Creek Park Estates Addition had been withdrawn from the agenda.
Craig Charles and Wanda Rice, representing LWI Investments, TAD, Inc., Casey and Jeness Saxton, presented the Application for Amendments to re-zone Lot 14 Favazzo West Subdivision, Lot 15 and 16 Favazzo West Subdivision, and 2.25 acres, more or less, located in Lot 1, Section, T.33N.,R.109W. from R-1 to C-1. Wanda Rice stated the request to change the zoning of the property was to develop the lot as a Holiday Inn Express. Craig Charles discussed the proposed building. Meghan Jacquet, Planning and Zoning Administrator, reported the Planning and Zoning Board had had a lengthy discussion and had voted three members in favor of the project, one member against and one member abstaining. Pam Curry, Planning and Zoning Board Member, stated she voted to recommend approval but other things had come to light, including the viewpoints of the residents in the area stating, Curry added it was difficult to balance the re-zoning with the need for another hotel. Roz Leslie, Planning and Zoning Board Member, stated she had abstained because staff recommendations were not met, Leslie added she did not want to set a precedent of re-zoning R-1 to C-1. Barbara Boyce, Planning and Zoning Board Member, stated that she believed another motel was needed. Mayor Smith stated the actual motel was not being considered just the zoning change. Robert Brito, Planning and Zoning Board Member, stated he voted against the request because of the lack of input. Jacquet stated in accordance with the town’s zoning ordinance there are only two reasons that land can be re-zoned: an initial error during the original zoning process or a change of conditions that must be proven. Eugene Ninnie, Town Engineer, stated his concerns of the lack of supporting information and adding a commercial re-zone of the property would be in direct opposition of Pinedale’s Masterplan which states no re-zone should take place until all other commercial lots have been developed or sold. James Rogers, representing Pinedale Properties, stated the developers had looked at all possibilities for the location of the proposed development. Mark Eatinger, representing Rio Verde Engineering, stated the zone change would be the use as the area had been planned. Mike Kudar, local realtor, stated there was 38 acres of C-1 property available that has not yet been developed. Mayor Smith asked the applicants again if they wished to table the Application for Amendments to re-zone until the Planning and Zoning Administrator and the Town Engineer were satisfied with the application. Joey Lundquist-Smith, a resident of Club House Road, stated her concerns with the zone change. Ed Wood, Town Attorney, stated that once the request is denied they would have to wait 12 months before resubmitting another request. Motion by Hohl to deny the zoning change from R-1 to C-1. Mayor Smith reminded the applicants that if the request was denied they would have to wait 12 months before resubmitting another request. Mayor Smith called for the vote. Hole voted aye, Kunard voted aye, Smith voted aye, House vote nay, and Heuck voted nay. Motion carried. Jeanne Roberts, representing Bob and Darlene Penton, presented a request for a Temporary Use Permit for a single wide trailer to be located at 235 South Jackson Avenue. Meghan Jacquet, Planning and Zoning Administrator, reported the Planning and Zoning Board had recommended the approval of the Temporary Use Permit for a 18' x 76' single wide trailer to replace an existing single wide trailer currently on the property for a maximum length of three years. Motion by Heuck to approve the Temporary Use Permit for a 18' x 76' single wide trailer on a permanent foundation.
Motions seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Brian Gray, representing Worthington, Lenhart and Carpenter and Laurie McClain, representing Badger Creek Properties, presented the preliminary plat for approval of the Vacation and Replat of Lot 13, Block 1, Hennick Second Addition. Meghan Jacquet, Planning and Zoning Administrator, reported the Planning and Zoning Board recommended the approval of the preliminary plat. Motion by House to approve the preliminary plat for the Vacation and Replat of Lot 13, Block 1, Hennick Second Addition. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Aaron Seehafer, representing Rio Verde Engineering, presented the final plat for approval of the Orcutt Hill Subdivisions- Unit 1 First Amendment creation of Lots 1-12 &1-13 and vacation of Lots 1-2, 1-3 and 1-4, which lies within one of the town limits. Motion by Heuck to approve the final plat for Orcutt Hill Subdivision-Unit 1 First Amendment. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Marti Seipp, representing Sublette Citizen for Recycling, thanked the Mayor and Town Council for their support.
Jim Washam, representing the Wyoming Veteran’s Commission and the local V.F.W., presented information on the proposed Pinedale Veterans’ Project to be located in the American Legion Park with an estimated cost of $197,422.00. Council informed Washam they agreed to support the project but needed to work out the details.
Miriam Carlson, a resident of North Franklin Avenue, discussed her concerns with traffic and requested a four-way stop sign be placed at Hennick Street and North Franklin Avenue. After discussion motion by Kunard to place a four-way stop sign at Hennick Street and North Franklin Avenue. Motion seconded. Hohl voted aye, Kunard voted aye, Hohl voted nay and Heuck abstained. Motion carried.
Motion by House to approve Ordinance 417, an Ordinance of the Town of Pinedale, Wyoming amending Section 6.05.060, relating to unclaimed, infected or dangerous cats within the Town of Pinedale, on the third reading. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by House to approve Ordinance 418, and Ordinance of the Town of Pinedale, Wyoming amending Sections 5.04.070 through 5.04.100 and creating Section 5.04.110 of the Pinedale Municipal Code relating to the control of alcohol and under age persons, on the third reading. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Hohl to approve Ordinance 419, an Ordinance of the Town of Pinedale, Wyoming amending Section 2.08.050 relating to the salary of the Town Council, on the third reading. Motion seconded. Hohl voted aye, Kunard voted aye, House voted aye and Heuck voted nay. Motion carried.
Motion by Hohl to approve Ordinance 420, an Ordinance of the Town of Pinedale, Wyoming amending Section 2.04.040 relating to the terms of Office of the Mayor and Council Persons, on the third reading. Motion seconded. Hohl voted aye, Kunard voted aye, House voted aye and Heuck voted nay. Motion carried.
Motion by Hohl to approve Ordinance 421, an Ordinance of the Town of Pinedale, Wyoming amending Section 2.08.040 relating to the Salary of the Mayor, on the third reading. Motion seconded. Hohl voted aye, Kunard voted aye, House voted aye and Heuck voted nay. Motion carried.
Motion by Hohl to approve Resolution 2007-15, a resolution amending the annual budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007. Motion seconded.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Heuck to approve the Contract for Services with the Children’s Discovery Center. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Heuck to approve the Contract for Services with the Greater Wyoming Big Brothers Big Sisters Sublette County Branch. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Hohl to go into executive session to discuss personnel. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Heuck to return to regular session. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kunard to hire Rachelle Ricotta as a part-time employee at $15.00 an hour retro to July 13th. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kunard to hire Katharine MacKay as a full time employee with benefits effective July 13th. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kunard to advertise for a Town Municipal Code Officer and have Ed Wood, Town Attorney, write a resolution regarding the position. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
The following bills were presented for payment:
All Star Striping, LLC, American Linen 75.52; Big Brothers Big Sisters 1500.00; Bobs Intermountain RV & Marine 19,900.00; Café of Pine 83.28; CC Distributing Inc. 504.66; Centurytel 1326.98; Children’s Discovery Center 5000.00; Country Lane Groceries & Gas 587.97; CVC Training 200.00; Energy Laboratories 1875.00; Faler’s General Store 73.70; FIA Card Services 732.20; Matthew Bender 597.45; No Hassle Auto Glass 232.00; Pacific Steel & Recycling 305.31; Pinedale Glass Inc. 581.29; Pinedale Sinclair 1470.11; Rock Springs Winnelson 280.50; Rocky Mountain Power 154.28; Sage & Snow Garden Club 59.39; SA-S0 Company 196.20; Sublette Examiner 647.63; Sweetwater County Health Services 2100.00; Tischlerbise 6960.00; Trusco Mftg 36.93; Union Telephone 355.55; University of Utah 450.00; Wind River Gardens 81.19; Wind River Web Services, LLC 25.00; WY Retirement System 1712.50; WYDOT 6152.83; Wyoming Analytical 120.00; Phylis Stevens 850.00.
The following salaries are listed in gross monthly salaries and do not include any benefits or overtime:
Julie Early, Animal Control Officer, 3,125.00; Ron Hanson, Public Works, 5,412.00; Randy Hubbard, Public Works, 5,316.00; Gary Heuck, Council Person 200.00; David Hohl, Council Person 200.00;Chris House, Council Person 200.00; Meghan Jacquet, Planning and Zoning Administrator, 4,000.00; James Parker, Airport Manager, 4,791.67; Nylla Kunard, Council Person 200.00; Lauren McKeever, Mayor’s Assistant, 4,000.00; Eugene Ninnie, Engineer, 6,2523.00; Office Personnel, 2,160.00; Ruth Neely, Municipal Judge, 1,500.00; Parks Personnel, 2,520.00 Public Works, 3,962.00; Public Works 3,649.69; Public Works, 1,471.15; Public Works 3,528.69; Patty Racich, Clerk/Treasurer, 5,500.00;Stephen Smith, Mayor, 1,000.00.
Motion by Hohl to pay the bills as presented. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Heuck to adjourn. Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m..
Published in the Sublette Examiner August 16, 2007.
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