NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Please be informed that on Monday, April 4th at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 1200 Main Street, Evanston, WY, the City Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct a public meeting to consider the following public hearing requests pursuant to Article 2, Chapter 24, Zoning of the 1982 Code of the City of Evanston, WY.
CP 132 A request by Tony Weaver for a Conditional Use Permit to allow a detached accessory building to exceed 60 percent of the square foot size of the principal building’s footprint located at 240 Darby Lane, Evanston, Wyoming, which is zoned Low Density Residential-Developing (LR-D). The applicant is proposing to construct a detached accessory building measuring 40 feet by 70-feet (2,800 square feet). (Section 24-26 C.)
CP 133 A request by Pat LaJoie for a Conditional Use Permit to allow a self-storage facility located at 95 Allegiance Circle, Evanston, Wyoming, which is zoned Industrial-Established (I-E). (24-15 C. (3))
CP 134 A request by Pat LaJoie for a Conditional Use Permit to allow one accessory dwelling unit for a caretaker or security person overseeing the industrial use of the premises for property located at 95 Allegiance Circle, Evanston, Wyoming, which is zoned Industrial-Established (I-E). (24-15 C. (15))
CP 135 A request by John Rosser for a Conditional Use Permit to allow a manufacturing use (short load ready mix concrete operation) at 270 China Mary Road, Evanston, Wyoming, which is zoned Industrial-Established (I-E). (14-15 C. (2)
If you are interested in these public hearings, feel free to attend the meeting. If you are differently-abled and need assistance or if you need interpretive assistance, please contact the City Engineering and Planning Department one week prior to the meeting. For more information, contact Planning Department staff at (307) 783-6470.
PUBLISHED: March 18, 2022 03186
Notice of Permit Approval
Broad Reach Power, LLC – Lincoln Solar 1 Energy Project
Before the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council
Docket Number DEQ/ISD 20-10
Notice of Permit Approval. Pursuant to provisions in the Wyoming Industrial Development Information Act (W.S. 35-12-101 et seq.), notice is hereby given that the Lincoln Solar 1 Energy Project of Broad Reach Power, LLC (Applicant) has received a Permit to construct from the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council. Records of the application and decision can be viewed during business hours in the offices of the Industrial Siting Division, Department of Environmental Quality.
The Permit will allow the Applicant to construct a solar energy facility to produce up to 80 megawatts of energy. The project components include photo-voltaic panels, racking, wiring, inverter units, collector system, substation, metering and control house. The project is located on 430 acres near the town of Cokeville, on private land in Lincoln County.
Pursuant to W.S. 16-3-107, notice was given and the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council conducted a public hearing on the Application for Permit. The hearing began at 8 A.M on January 26, 2022 at the Roundhouse, 1500 Main Street, Evanston, Wyoming. The hearing concluded that afternoon of January 27, 2022 at the same location. The Council considered the Applicant’s request pursuant to the provisions of the Industrial Development and Siting Act (W.S. 35-12-101 et seq.), and the Rules and Regulations adopted thereunder, and rendered a decision to grant the permit.
Dated this 15th Day of March, 2022
Industrial Siting Division
Department of Environmental Quality
200 West 17th Street, 4th Floor
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002
PUBLISHED: March 18, 25, 2022 03185
NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
BOARD OF UINTA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Uinta County Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. to discuss options for truck parking during road closures with WYDOT, which may include several site visits. No other business will be conducted during the Special Meeting. The meeting will begin at the County Complex in Evanston. All interested parties are invited to attend.
PUBLISHED: March 18, 2022 03182
Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Procedural Rules, the Commission hereby gives notice of the Application of Rocky Mountain Power (RMP or the Company) for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) to construct new wind turbines and update collector lines at the existing Rock River I Wind Energy Facility as more fully described below:
RMP is a public utility, as defined in Wyo. Stat. §37-1-101(a)(vi)(C), providing retail electric service under certificates of public convenience and necessity issued by the Commission. RMP is subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction pursuant to Wyo. Stat. §37-2-112.
On March 8, 2022, the Company filed an Application together with supporting testimony and exhibits requesting a CPCN to: [i] acquire generation plant assets; [ii] construct new wind turbines and associated infrastructure to replace the 50 previously installed wind turbines; [iii] update and install new 34.5 kilovolt (kV) collector lines as well as meteorological instrumentation and communication infrastructure; and [iv] make other upgrades, as necessary, to existing switchgear and control equipment as well as limited road realignments necessary for access to new turbine locations at the existing Rock River I project site (the Rock River Project). The Company’s Application included a Petition for Confidential Treatment and Protective Order.
The existing Rock River I facility is owned by Terra-Gen, LLC (Terra-Gen) and Shell Wind Energy Inc. (Shell). The Company has negotiated a Purchase and Sale Option Agreement (PSOA) with Terra-Gen and Shell to acquire all of its interests in the Rock River facility to allow the Company to repower the site if the Commission approves this Application. The Rock River Project will be adjacent to the Company’s High Plains/McFadden Ridge Wind Energy Project and will share its operation and maintenance facilities as well as certain site infrastructure. Once the Rock River Project is complete, 100 percent of the output from the Foote North Project will be used to serve the Company’s customers.
In its Application, RMP states that the Rock River I Project is a time limited opportunity that provide benefits to customers by qualifying the new wind turbines for federal production tax credits, which expire 10 years after a facility’s commercial operation date. To achieve these benefits, the Company estimates construction of the new turbines to be complete by October 2024. The estimated total cost for the Rock River I Project is approximately $93 million. RMP intends to finance the Rock River I Project through its normal internal and external sources of capital.
This is not a complete description of RMP’s Application. You may review the Application at RMP’s Wyoming offices and at the Commission’s office in Cheyenne, Wyoming, during business hours or online at: https://dms.wyo.gov/external/publicusers.aspx (enter Record No. 17017).
Anyone desiring to file a statement, intervention petition, protest or request for a public hearing in this matter must do so, in writing, on or before April 14, 2022. Petitions shall set forth the grounds of the proposed intervention or request for hearing as well as the position and the interest of the petitioner in this proceeding. Please mention Docket No. 20000-613-EN-22 in all correspondence with the Commission.
If you wish to participate in this matter and you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Commission at (307) 777-7427, or write to the Commission at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002, to make arrangements. Communications impaired persons may also contact the Commission by accessing Wyoming Relay at 711.
PUBLISHED: March 18, 25, 2022 03184
NOTICE OF SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Notice is hereby given that Uinta County Commissioners will be awarding a $500.00 per Semester Scholarship to 3 candidates on May 17, 2022. Applications are due May 11, 2022. The Commissioners will also award a renewal scholarship to one candidate for $500.00 per semester on July 5, 2022. Renewal Applications are due on June 29, 2022. Applications for both the new and renewal scholarships, requirements, and further details are available on the Uinta County Website at http://www.uintacounty.com/349/Commissioners-Scholarship-Application. Please contact Amanda Hutchinson, Uinta County Clerk, with any questions at 307-783-0305 or [email protected]
PUBLISHED: March 18, 25, April 1, April 8, 2022 03181
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that on the 7th of March, 2022, Caleb Crump filed an application in District Court, Third Judicial District, Uinta County, Wyoming Probate Docket No. 22-9 seeking summary distribution of real and other personal property pursuant to the provisions of W.S. § 2‑1‑205, seeking a decree establishing his exclusive right and title in and to certain real property owned by Melanie Ann Blair, deceased, situated in Uinta County, Wyoming, more particularly described as follows, to‑wit:
Lot 91 of the Gusher Valley Subdivision, Phase 1 to the City of Evanston, Uinta County, Wyoming
and other personal property as described in the Application on file herein. The value of the entire estate located in Wyoming subject to administration is less than Two Hundred Thousand and no/100 Dollars ($200,000.00) less liens or encumbrances. If no objection to the Application has been filed within thirty days of the first date of publication, the Court shall enter a decree establishing the right and title to the property located in Wyoming.
DATED this 14th day of March, 2022.
PUBLISHED: March 18, 25, 2022 03183
FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE
WHEREAS, default in the payment of principal and interest has occurred under the terms of a promissory note (the “Note”) dated February 21, 2014, executed and delivered by Joseph A. Reichenberg to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and a real estate mortgage (the “Mortgage”) of the same date securing the Note, which Mortgage was executed and delivered by Joseph A. Reichenberg, a married person; as Individual (the “Mortgagors”), to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and which Mortgage was recorded on February 21, 2014, as Instrument No. R165714 in the records of the office of the County Clerk and ex-officio Register of Deeds in and for Uinta County, State of Wyoming; and
WHEREAS, the Mortgage contains a power of sale which by reason of said default, the Mortgagee declares to have become operative, and no suit or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt secured by the Mortgage, or any part there-of, nor has any such suit or proceeding been instituted and the same discontinued; and
WHEREAS, written notice of intent to foreclose the Mortgage by advertisement and sale has been served upon the record owner and the party in possession of the mortgaged premises at least ten (10) days prior to the commencement of this publication, and the amount due upon the Mortgage on the date of first publication of this notice of sale being the total sum of $181,271.73 which sum consists of the unpaid principal balance of $167,309.93 plus Interest accrued to the date of the first publication of this notice in the amount of $7,182.16, plus attorneys’ fees, costs expended, and accruing interest and late charges after the date of first publication of this notice of sale;
WHEREAS, the property being foreclosed upon may be subject to other liens and encumbrances that will not be extinguished at the sale. Any prospective purchaser should research the status of title before submitting a bid;
NOW, THEREFORE Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as the Mortgagee, will have the Mortgage foreclosed as by law provided by causing the mortgaged property to be sold at public venue by the Sheriff or Deputy Sheriff in and for Uinta County, Wyoming to the highest bidder for cash at 10:00 o’clock in the forenoon on April 13, 2022, at Uinta County Courthouse Information Desk located at 225 9th Street, Evanston, WY 82930, Uinta County for application on the above-described amounts secured by the Mortgage, said mortgaged property being described as follows, to-wit:
ALL OF LOT 1 IN BLOCK 1, OF THE CITY VIEW THIRD ADDITION TO THE CITY OF EVANSTON, UINTA COUNTY, WYOMING, AS SAID LOT AND BLOCK ARE LAID DOWN AND DESCRIBED ON THE OFFICIAL MAP AND PLAT THEREOF, FILED JUNE 15, 2007, AS INSTRUMENT #137631, IN THE OFFICE OF THE UINTA COUNTY CLERK..
With an address of: 103 Alecias Way, Evanston, WY 82930
Together with all improvements thereon situate and all fixtures and appurtenances thereto.
PUBLISHED: March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 2022 03113
Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Procedural Rules and Special Regulations, notice is hereby given of the Application of Rocky Mountain Power (RMP or the Company) for authority to revert the Blue Sky Block value to 100 kilowatt hours (kWh) from 200 kWh, as more fully described below.
RMP is a public utility as defined in Wyo. Stat. § 37-1-101(a)(vi)(C), subject to the jurisdiction of the Commission pursuant to Wyo. Stat. § 37-2-112.
On February 17, 2022, RMP submitted its Application requesting authority to revert the Company’s Renewable Energy Rider - Blue Sky Program value to 100 kWh from 200 kWh for tariff Schedules 70 and 72, effective May 1, 2022. The Company’s Blue Sky Program is offered to Wyoming customers through Schedule 70, Renewable Energy Rider Optional (Sheet Nos. 70-1 and 70-4), and Schedule 72, Renewable Energy Rider- Optional Bulk Purchase Program (Sheet Nos. 72-1 and 72-4). The Company seeks to revert the Block size to 100 kWh from 200 kWh due to the increasing price of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs).
Participation in the Blue Sky Program is optional for Wyoming customers who want to offset their energy usage requirements with renewable energy by purchasing blocks of bundled renewable energy certificates (RECs). Customers purchase RECs to ensure their energy consumption consists of renewable energy. The Company then retires those purchased RECs on the customer’s behalf and maintains Green-E certification of the Blue Sky Program. Currently, the Company’s tariff defines “Blocks” as 200 kWh of renewable energy. The Company requests the Block value revert to 100 kWh of renewable energy from 200 kWh in order to address market fluctuations. Customers will continue to have the right to purchase as many Blocks as they desire.
Schedule 70 provides customers with the opportunity to purchase Blocks at $1.95 per month. Schedule 72 provides a bulk purchase option for larger customers at $0.70 per month per Block, plus $1,500 per year fixed charge, customers must purchase a minimum of 1,212 Blocks per year.
According to RMP the forecast for 2022 indicates that if the block size remains at 200 kWh, the Blue Sky Program will have just enough funds to cover both REC purchases and administrative funds, but limited funds would be available for community renewable project grants. Conversely, if the block size reverts to 100 kWh, REC purchases will be halved.
This is not a complete description of the Application. Interested persons may inspect the Application at RMP’s business offices throughout Wyoming and at the Commission’s offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming, during regular business hours or at: https://dms.wyo.gov/external/publicusers.aspx (enter Record No. 17001).
Anyone desiring to file a statement, public comment, intervention petition, protest or request for a public hearing in this matter must file with the Commission in writing on or before April 8, 2022. Intervention petitions and requests for a public hearing shall set forth the grounds on which they are made and the position and interest of the petitioner in this proceeding.
If you wish to intervene in this matter or request a public hearing which you will attend and you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, call the Commission at (307) 777-7427 or write to the Commission, 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002. Communications-impaired persons may contact the Commission through Wyoming Relay at 711. Please mention Docket No. 20000-611-ET-22 (Record No. 17001) in your communications.
Dated: March 8, 2022.
PUBLISHED: March 11, 18, 2022 03114