Park County Board of County Commissioners
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Chairman Fulkerson called to order a regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners of Park County, Wyoming, on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Present were Vice Chairman, Joe Tilden, Commissioners Lee Livingston, Dossie Overfield and Lloyd Thiel, and Clerk Colleen Renner.
Jeremiah Rieman led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Approve-Minutes, Payroll and Vouchers
The minutes from April 16 and 23, 2019, payroll in the amount of $571,689.32 which is one bi-weekly with health insurance, $396,614.30 for one bi-weekly and the monthly elected payroll for $88,845.48 and the Vouchers were presented to the Board for approval. Commissioner Livingston moved to approve all as presented, seconded by Commissioner Tilden and motion carried.
2 M COMPANY, INC. 1,726.32
360 OFFICE SOLUTIONS 782.98
A & I DISTRIBUTORS 461.20
ABSAROKA DOOR 75.00
ADAMSON POLICE PRODUCTS 1,533.40
ALBERTSONS - SAFEWAY 174.61
ALDRICH’S - POWELL 116.22
AT CONFERENCE 632.29
AT&T MOBILITY 2,205.60
BANGERT, BRENDA 10.00
BASIN EQUIPMENT REPAIR 3,620.50
BAUGHER STUDIO, THE 125.00
BEAR CO., INC. 965.52
BENTLEY SYSTEMS, INC. 604.00
BIG HORN WHOLESALE, INC. 2,818.79
BIG SKY COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 95.00
BLACK HILLS ENERGY 918.84
BLAIR’S MARKET 29.94
BLAKEMAN PROPANE, INC. 2,088.90
BLONIGEN, MICHAEL A. 843.20
BOB BARKER COMPANY 499.04
BONINE, DUNCAN 198.72
BRADFORD SUPPLY CO. 44.00
BRANDON-WINTERMOTE, KIMBERLY 180.16
BUILDERS FIRST SOURCE 2.37
CARQUEST AUTO PARTS - #064250 858.67
CDW GOVERNMENT, INC. 388.06
CENTURYLINK BUSINES SERVICES 8.06
CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS 469.62
CHOICE AVIATION, LLC 139.39
CLERK OF DISTRICT COURT - JURY FEES
CODY ACE HARDWARE 518.47
CODY ENTERPRISE 397.13
CODY, CITY OF 20,039.83
COULTER CAR CARE CENTER 51.50
CROFT, KIMBALL 180.96
CRUM ELECTRIC SUPPLY CO. 31.50
CUSTOM GARAGE DOOR LLC 70.00
DALTON MASONRY 165.00
DARRAH LAW OFFICE, P.C. 608.32
DELL MARKETING L.P., C/O DELL USA L.P.
DENNY MENHOLT CHEVROLET BUICK GMC
DOOPER, KIM 116.00
ENGINEERING ASSOCIATES 330.00
FREMONT MOTOR POWELL, INC. 110.17
FULL DRAW CONSTRUCTION 9,147.60
GOODYEAR PRINTING 342.00
GUERTIN, ANDREW 114.12
HANSON CHEMICAL INC. 1,433.18
HARRIS GOVERN FT. COLLINS USER GROUP
HEARTLAND PAPER COMPANY 6,661.48
HINZE, BOBBIE 172.84
HOLDER, BOBBIE JO 276.54
HONNEN EQUIPMENT CO. 654.46
HUNTER CLEAN CARE LLC 6,691.00
INTERSTATE TIRE SERV. INC 35.00
IVERSON SANITATION 50.00
K-B COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS 439.64
KEELE SANITATION 225.00
KENCO SECURITY AND TECHNOLOGY 356.75
KNOWBE4 INC. 16,740.00
KUCK, DAVID 308.52
LEON UNIFORM COMPANY, INC. 167.97
LONG BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 3,508.10
MAJESTIC LUBE, INC. 38.95
MAXX DIESEL REPAIR 540.00
MICKELSON, JOSEPH D 321.32
MILLERS FABRICATION & CONST. 196.65
MORRISON, MARION 184.80
MOTOR PARTS, INC. 169.03
MOUNTAIN WEST COMPUTER 318.73
NATIONAL BUSINESS SYSTEMS 2,000.00
NORTHWEST RURAL WATER DISTRICT 90.65
NORTHWEST WY FAMILY PLANNING 400.00
OFFICIAL COURT RECORD 600.00
O’REILLY AUTO PARTS - POWELL 29.97
PARK COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER 10,000.00
PARK COUNTY GLASS, INC. 35.00
PARK COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH 20.00
PHILLIPS, CLINT 1,432.50
PLAINSMAN PRINTING SUPPLY 3,265.25
POST AND ASSOCIATES 400.00
POSTMASTER, CODY WY 200.00
POWELL ACE HARDWARE, LLC 213.33
POWELL LOCK 373.00
POWELL TRIBUNE, INC. 128.66
POWELL, CITY OF 6,239.59
PUTNEY, LINDA 203.36
QUIGLEY, JILL 40.00
ROCKY MOUNTAIN POWER 1,486.71
ROCKY MOUNTAIN WINDSHEILD CO 55.00
RYNO’S RENTAL, LLC 125.63
SABER PEST CONTROL 120.00
SANOFI PASTEUR, INC 1,407.15
SAUCEDA, DAVE 60.32
SELBYS, INC. 320.50
SIMPSON, KEPLER & EDWARDS, LLC 1,620.00
SMITH, DEBORA 208.00
STOTZ EQUIPMENT 249.78
STREET, DARCY 55.68
STROHS INDUSTRIAL LUBRICATION 85.00
SUMMERS, JOSH 60.37
SYSCO FOOD SERVICES OF MONTANA 3,684.74
TCT WEST, INC 8,440.75
THIEL, LLOYD 107.88
TITAN MACHINERY 357.43
T-O ENGINEERS 97.50
TRI STATE TRUCK & EQUIP, INC 2,775.25
TRIPLE L SALES 135.01
TW ENTERPRISES, INC. 3,601.03
UW EXTENSION 589.43
V.F.W. POWELL 389.48
VARDIMAN, JEREMIAH 725.00
VERIZON WIRELESS 167.68
VERIZON WIRELESS 152.70
VERIZON WIRELESS 50.08
VISIONARY COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 82.43
WAGNER, CAROL 225.00
WAL MART COMMUNITY/GEMB 1,181.85
WHITE INK, LLC 25.35
WILLIAMS & SONS, LLC 112.50
WINTER EQUIPMENT COMPANY, INC. 9,192.96
WOGOMAN, RICK M. 1,050.00
WOODWARD TRACTOR & RENTAL, INC 245.75
WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 40,141.54
WYOMING DEPT OF AGRICULTURE 50.00
WYOMING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DIV
WYOMING LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY
Scott Steward, Park County Sheriff – RE: Disposal/Replacement of Search & Rescue Polaris Ranger
Sheriff Steward has $30,000 in the SaR budget vehicle account and would like approval to purchase a new side-by-side type off road vehicle. Commissioner Overfield made a motion to approve the purchase and dispose of the 2004 UVT in the best manner possible for the County, Commissioner Thiel seconded, and motion carried.
Sheriff Steward gave a brief update on applications received for the Homeland Security position. Commissioner Overfield and Thiel volunteered to participate in the interview process.
Hans Odde, Park County Deputy Clerk – RE:
• Approve Malt Beverage Permit – Application submitted by Jake Clark Mule Days, LLC for five 24-hour malt beverage permits and held at 1134 Road 13, Ralston, June 12-16, Commissioner Tilden made a motion to approve, Commissioner Overfield seconded, and motion carried.
• Report on Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis, Center Annual Meeting – April 28th – May 1, 2019, Denver, CO – Cybersecurity was the main topic of discussion at this three-day event where best practices at the national, state and local levels were discussed. An elections cybersecurity tabletop exercise will be conducted in Cheyenne by the Secretary of State in June.
Kim Dillivan, Park County Planning & Zoning, Planner II – RE: Public Hearing: Zoning Variance, AmSum Partners LLC
Upon advice from the County Attorney, Chairman Fulkerson declared a conflict and left the meeting and Vice Chairman Tilden opened the public hearing.
Mr. Dillivan presented the staff report for a variance application to develop a Major Industrial Use in a GR-35 zone submitted by Grand ES Ventures on behalf of AmSum Partners, LLC. The property is located approximately 10.7 miles west of Hwy 120 along County Road 8VC. In 2007 a water bottling company was started at this location. Mr. Northrup would like to restart this business.
Vice Chairman Tilden called for public comment. Scott Northrup, Applicant, briefed the board regarding his business plan, Andrea Cook and Robert Savala expressed concerns and with more public wanting to speak and time running short prior to the next advertised public hearing Commissioner Thiel made a motion to continue this public hearing at 2:30 p.m. today, Commissioner Livingston seconded, and motion carried.
Kim Dillivan, Park County Planning & Zoning, Planner II – RE: Public Hearing: Amended Plat Bullock Sage Creek
Chairman Fulkerson opened the public hearing.
Mr. Dillivan presented on March 29, an application to amend the Sage Creek Major Subdivision vacating original lots 11 and 17 and creating two newly configured lots, Lot 111 and Lot 117. The lots are located 1.5 miles east of Cody, all notices were met, proposed parcels meet the average lot size requirements and most properties in the vicinity are residential or agriculture.
Chairman Fulkerson called for public comments. Bob Spears made comments regarding potential septic issues and covenants which the county does not enforce. After discussion Commissioner Thiel moved to close the public hearing, Commissioner Tilden seconded, and motion carried.
Commissioner Thiel made a motion to accept the amended plat and approve the resolution, Commissioner Tilden seconded, and motion carried. RESOLUTION 2019-20
Jerimiah Rieman, Executive Director, Wyoming County Commissioners Association – RE: 2019 Legislative Update
Mr. Rieman introduced himself and is working his way around the state to visit every County’s Commission meeting since he is new to this position. Mr. Rieman gave updates on SF49 - private schools and it’s passing without the Governor’s signature; HB196 – Ag and Family exemptions; HB69 which allows collection of sales taxes from market place facilitators which takes affect July 1; SF41 allowing counties county fair endowments; SF17 County Clerks records cleanup bill; HB4 federal natural resource account and amendments allowing monies for counties to develop Natural Resource Management plans; and SF57 public record requests.
Mr. Rieman gave brief association updates, revenue estimate manual updates, Secure Rural Schools payments, and workers comp plan that will be ready by December.
Mr. Rieman then reiterated the importance of Commissioners attending the legislature and committee meetings if they are close to your communities.
Colleen Renner, Park County Clerk – RE: Park County Employees New Pay Plan for Step & Grade Levels
Clerk Renner presented the new step plan which is adding seven additional steps and splits each 5% step increase in half and makes each step 2.5% allowing departments more flexibility in granting merit increases. Commissioner Tilden made a motion to approve the new pay plan, Commissioner Livingston seconded, and motion carried.
Barb Poley, Park County Treasurer – RE: Approve Retaining Current Attorney for the Vanguard Case Leaving Present Law Firm
Ms. Poley would like to retain the same attorney that is presently working on the Vanguard case but is changing law firms. Commissioner Livingston made a motion to allow, Commissioner Tilden seconded, and motion carried.
Michael Conners, Park County Chief Information Officer – RE: CML Security - Jail Video System Change Order
Mr. Conners presented the change order requesting single fixed cameras replaced with zoom cameras. The cost is $3,672.92. Commissioner Tilden made a motion to approve the change order and allow Mr. Conners to sign, Commissioner Thiel seconded, and motion carried.
Brian Edwards, Park County Engineer – RE:Approve Refilling a Park County Road & Bridge Department Position Approve and Chairman Sign WYDOT Permit for Temporary Construction Access to Park County Property – Cody Streets HWY
Mr. Edwards approached the Commissioners with a plan to reorganize the front office personnel of Public Works Department due to the retirement of Bob Senitte. Mr. Edwards would like to advertise for an administrative assistant position, elevate John “Trapper” Marsh to an Operations Manager position and spread some of Senitte’s former duties across the office personnel. The changes as planned will save the department about $7.00 per hour. Commissioner Tilden made a motion to allow Mr. Edwards to proceed with the proposed plan. Commissioner Livingston seconded and the motion carried.
Mr. Edwards then presented an agreement for temporary construction access to Park County property in front of the Heritage Museum. WYDOT will be reconstructing Sheridan Ave. in the future and will need to encroach on Park County. Commissioner Thiel made a motion to approve the temporary construction access permit as presented. Commissioner Overfield seconded and the motion carried.
Park County Commissioners – RE: Approve and Chairman Sign the MOU between Park County Commissioners, USDA Forest Service, Shoshone National Park, State of Wyoming, Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources State Trails Program Approve Ad to be Placed for Vacated Position on the Park County Historic Preservation Commission at large & Park County Parks & Recreation Board Powell, Museum Meeteetse, Fair Board
Commissioner Tilden made a motion to approve the MOU between Park County Commissioners, USDA Forest Service, Shoshone National Park, State of Wyoming, Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources State Trails Program to continue to plow the Beartooth Highway from the Junction of WYH296 & USH212 to the Pilot Creek Trailhead from November 30 through April 30. Commissioner Livingston seconded and the motion carried.
Commissioner Livingston made a motion to approve advertising for the following open board positions, Park County Historic Preservation Commission - at large, Park County Parks & Recreation Board - Powell, Meeteetse Museum and the Fair Advisory Board. Commissioner Tilden seconded and the motion carried.
Susan Kohn, Park County Commissioners Executive Assistant – RE: Approve TANF FFY2020 Award Amount
Park County is being awarded $63,000 for FFY2020 which is down from the requested amount of $76,434.50. Commissioner Tilden made a motion to approve the TANF awards to individual organizations as follows; Big Brothers Big Sisters $9,450.00, Crisis Intervention $11,340.00, Northwest College $12,600.00, Northwest Family Planning $8,190.00, Youth Clubs of Park County $21,420.00. Commissioner Livingston seconded and the motion carried.
Executive Session pursuant to W.S. § 16-4-405 (a) (iii)
Chairman Fulkerson called to convene an executive session.
Commissioner Livingston moved to exit from executive session. Commissioner Overfield seconded and the motion carried. No decisions were made in or as a result of the executive session.
CONTINUANCE RE: Public Hearing: Zoning Variance, AmSum Partners LLC
Vice Chairman Tilden continued the public hearing from earlier in the day. Mr. Savala reiterated his concern that this business could affect his personal water well three miles away. James Klessens of Forward Cody rebutted by presenting a map of the area geology and where the artesian production well is and what formation it comes from in relation to where Mr. Salava’s well is, Mr. Klessens stated that the wells produce water from two very different formations. Mr. Northrup also stated that there are four adjudicated water rights on the well and could produce up to eight truck loads of water per day. Andrea Kirse is concerned about future commercial expansion to which Planner Joy Hill responded that there would have to be another SUP hearing in front of the commissioners and Mr. Northrup explained that they may come back for an 1800 square foot expansion but that is it. Commissioner Livingston also clarified that if this variance is approved that the applicant will be required to apply for a SUP prior to the business starting up, Ms. Hill confirmed that they would.
Commissioner Livingston made a motion to close the public hearing. Commissioner Thiel seconded and the motion carried.
Commissioner Thiel made a motion to approve the variance request as presented. Commissioner Livingston seconded and the motion carried.
Commissioner Livingston made a motion to adjourn, Commissioner Thiel seconded, and the motion carried.
Jake Fulkerson, Chairman
Joe Tilden, Vice Chairman
Lee Livingston, Commissioner
Dossie Overfield, Commissioner
Lloyd Thiel, Commissioner
Colleen Renner, County Clerk
Publ., Thurs., May 23, 2019