Official Proceedings of the
Uinta County Commissioners
July 20, 2021
The Uinta County Commissioners met in regular session on July 20, 2021 in the commission chambers, 225 9th Street, Evanston. Chairman Eric South convened meeting at 2:00 p.m. Commissioner Mark Anderson and Commissioner Brent Hatch were present. Also present: Amanda Hutchinson, County Clerk; Loretta Howieson, County Attorney; and Doug Matthews, Sheriff.
Motion Hatch, second Anderson to approve the agenda amended to include Amanda Hutchinson with a resolution for the mill levies, Barney Brisko with a proposal for abutments on CR274 Bridge, Doug Matthews with a Sheriff’s Office request, and Loretta Howieson with a contract for High Country Behavioral Health. 3 yes votes, passed.
Motion Anderson, second Hatch to appoint Bernadette and Samuel Ottley to unexpired terms on the Veterans Board. 3 yes votes, passed.
Motion Hatch, second Anderson to sign a two-year lease agreement with Caterpillar Financial for a 2020 Hydraulic 336 Excavator for $314,832.88 with a $1 buy-out option at the end of the lease as presented by Carl Lembke, Wyoming Machinery. 3 yes votes, passed.
Malt Beverage Permit
Motion Anderson, second Hatch to approve a Malt Beverage Permit for the Mountain View Lions Club during the Fort Bridger Mountain Man Rendezvous on September 3rd thru 6th and to allow them to use the strip of county property just outside the fort as requested by Farrell Alleman. 3 yes votes, passed.
Rick and Kevin Maxfield Subdivision
Kent Williams, Planner, opened a public hearing to allow for comments on the Rick and Kevin Maxfield Subdivision located in the located in the SE1/4 SE1/4 of Section 36, T16N R115W. Eric Wall, Uinta Engineering spoke in favor; nobody spoke in opposition. Motion Hatch, second Anderson to approve Resolution 21-30 authorizing a map amendment from Agricultural to Residential and to approve Resolution 21-31 authorizing the Rick and Kevin Maxfield Subdivision. 3 yes votes, passed.
Fiscal Year 2022 Budget
Motion Hatch, second Anderson to approve Resolution 21-32 adopting the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget as presented by Amanda Hutchinson, County Clerk. 3 yes votes, passed.
Tax Levy Resolution
Motion Anderson, second Hatch to approve Resolution 21-33 authorizing 11 mills to fund the county general fund and 1 mill to fund the county libraries as requested by Hutchinson. 3 yes votes, passed.
Motion Anderson, second Hatch to approve Resolution 21-34 authorizing submission of an application with WYDOT for dust suppression on County Roads as requested by Hutchinson. 3 yes votes, passed.
Motion Anderson, second Hatch to authorize Chairman South to sign the required EEO documents to apply for CMAQ money.
County Road 274 Bridge
Motion Anderson, second Hatch to accept a bid from Wall Contractors, who was the lowest bidder, for abutments for the bridge on CR 274. 3 yes votes, passed.
Motion Hatch, second Anderson to approve a contract with High Country Behavioral Health to assist with evaluations and serve as a gatekeeper for Emergency Detentions for $36,000 annually to be paid in monthly installments with notations on the invoice pertaining to the number of services provided as requested by Loretta Howieson, County Attorney. 3 yes votes, passed.
Wyoming Retirement – Law Enforcement
Motion Anderson, second Hatch to pay 100% of the Wyoming Retirement System contribution for employees participating in the law enforcement plan. 3 yes votes, passed.
Hutchinson request to have an additional item considered that had not already been added to the agenda. Motion Hatch, second Anderson to authorize Chairman South to approve a letter of authorization to access communication bills to Spyglass, an organization that will be evaluating county phone and fax lines to determine if there are unused lines that could be shut down and create a savings for the county. Spyglass is paid by retaining a percentage of the savings.
Motion Anderson, second Hatch to approve the minutes of the July 6, 2021 meeting. 3 yes votes, passed.
Motion Anderson, second Hatch to approve warrants 448805 through 448903.
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE WARRANTS: Ace Disposal, Inc., $89.70, Garbage Disposal; Adams, Michael D,MD, $800.00, Health Officer; All West Communications, $1,249.42, Phone/Internet Service; Ameda Inc., $970.00, Supplies; American Jail Association, $60.00, Dues; Arcasearch Corp, $2,200.00,Records ; Auto Zone, $1,246.22, Parts; Axis Forensic Toxicology, Inc, $735.00, Forensic Lab; Bank of the West (Attorney), $15.50, Credit Cards; Bank of the West (Commissioners), $50.00, Credit Cards; Bank of the West (IT), $3,300.04, Credit Card; Bank of the West (Landfill), $99.81, Credit Cards; Bank of the West (Maintenance), $721.54, Credit Cards; Bank of the West (Museum), $122.79, Credit Card; Bank of The West (Sheriff), $1,106.99, Credit Cards; Bank of the west (Voca), $20.98, Credit Card; Benedict Ace Hardware, $113.52, Supplies; Benedict Trading Company, $67.77, Hardware/Supplies; Brisko, Byron J, $194.94, Reimbursement; Bridgerland Carquest, $2,282.43, Auto Parts; Bridger Valley Electric, 3,369.76, Utilities; Bridger Valley Joint Powers Board, $143.00, Utilitites; Erickson, Glade, $725.88, Vehicle Repairs; Bridger Valley Pioneer, $3,230.30, Advertising; Bridger Valley Propane, $103.94, Propane; Capital One, $281.23, Supplies; Wex Bank/Cardwell (Attorney), $84.80, Fuel; Wex Bank/Cardwell (Ext), $249.18, Fuel; Wex Bank/Cardwell (IT), $254.09, Fuel; Wex Bank/Cardwell (Maint), $2,612.93, Fuel; Wex Bank/Cardwell (Planning), $172.17, Fuel; Wex Bank/ Cardwell (RBW), 208.85 Fuel; Wex Bank/Cardwell (Sheriff), $7,792.91, Fuel; Century Link, $2,337.55, Telephone; City Drug Inc, $1,045.09, Medical; City Of Evanston (Utilities), $2,685.02, Utilities; CivicPlus, $7,145.58, Website; Covolo Auto Farm Service, $228.23, Auto Parts; Deru’s, $3,420.32, Bldg Maintenance; Eggleston,Bobby, $767.21, Reimbursement; Evanston Chamber Of Commerce, $5,000.00, Membership; Evanston Police Dept, $1,129.00,Training ; Evanston Regional Hospital, $47.66, Medical Services; Evanston Regional Hospital, $47.66, Medical Records; Evanston Uinta Joint Powers Bd, $5,673.65, Rent; Five County Joint Powers Board, $26,500.00, Professional Services; Francom, D Mckay, DDS, $240.00, Medical; Freeway Tire, $696.50, Tires; Gaylord Bros, $230.16, Museum Supplies; Harris Law Office P C, $951.90, Legal Services; Hewlett-Packard Financial Services, $20,080.19, Computer Equipment; Hughes Enterprises Inc, $69,283.50, Crushing; Kenworth Sales Company, $202.32, Equipment Parts; Matthew Bender & Co Inc, $1,090.08, Law Library; Local Government Liability Pool, $48,843.00, Insurance; Morcon Industrial Specialty, $69.11, Equipment/Safety/Parts; Mountain West Business Solutions, $1,430.23, Copier Maintenance; National Benefit Services LLC, $167.90, Cafeteria Plan; Mailroom Finance Inc. (Lease), $973.74, Postage/Maintenance; Norco, Inc., $129.80, Parts; Office Products Dealer Inc, $188.73, Office Supplies; Propeller Aero Inc, $6,825.00, Survey Uploads; Quadient Inc, $276.00,Maint ; Dominion Energy, $1,331.14, Utilities; Dominion Energy, $1,331.14, Assistance; Quill Corp, $112.23, Office Supplies; Real Kleen Janitorial & Repair, $352.70, Janitorial; RelaDyne West LLC, $8,770.80, Fuel; Ricoh USA, Inc, $7.08, Copier Maintenance; Ricoh USA, Inc, $7.08, Copies; Rocky Mountain Info Network, $100.00, Dues; Rocky Mountain Power (Utilities), $4,517.31, Electricity; Sanofi Pasteur, $547.52, Medical Supplies; Truck Pro Holding Corporation, $848.86, Parts; Wyoming Department Of Health, $228.48, State Car/Payroll; SUMMIT FOOD SERVICES, LLC, $8,788.56, Food Contract Services; Sylvestri Customization, $600.00, Website Maintenance; Town Of Lyman, $759.50, Rent; Town Of Mt View, $571.61, Utilitites; Kennon C Tubbs MD LLC, $4,000.00, Prisoner Medical; Uinta County School District # 6, $2,250.00, Access Points; Uinta County Fair Board, $200.00, Support Funds; Uinta Co Herald, $5,568.40, Advertising/Subscription; Uinta County Museum, $235.44, Support Funds; Union Telephone Company, $1,192.48, Cell/Telephone; Vector Disease Control Int, LLC, $25,000.00, Aerial Spraying; Vehicle Lighting Solutions Inc, $555.60, Lightbar; VFW Post 4280, $290.00, Flag Program; VLCM, $3,659.16, Computer Hardware; W.A.R.M. Property Insurance Pool, $797.26, Crime Insurance; Water of Life, $3,852.31, Services; Wyo County Commissioners Assc, $13,133.00, Dues; Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, $113.00, Copier Lease; Thomson Reuters/West Payment Center, $751.44, Law Library; Westar Printing, $942.12, Printing; Wheeler Machinery Co, $1,242.21, Equipment Parts; White Mountain Lumber, $44.38, Building Maintenance; Wyo County Assessors Assoc, $200.00, Conference Registration; Wyoming Machinery Company, $267.29,Parts ; Wyoming Waste Services - Rock, $492.13, Garbage Disposal; Rocky Mountain Yeti, $1,681.62, Auto Parts; Youth Alternative Home Assoc, $22.50, Juvenile Detention.
3 yes votes, passed.
Meeting adjourned at 3:02 p.m.
Eric South, Chairman
BOARD OF UINTA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Attest: Amanda Hutchinson
UINTA COUNTY CLERK
PUBLISHED: July 27, 2021 07273
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT NEW RULES:
CKA, AND ATTACHMENTS, CKA R-1, CKA R-2, CKA R-3, and CKA R-4, AUTHORIZING DISTRICT PERSONNEL TO CONCEAL CARRY A FIREARM ON DISTRICT PROPERTY PURSUANT TO W.S. §21-3-132
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Trustees of Uinta County School District Number One (“The District”), State of Wyoming, in Evanston, Wyoming (“District”), intends to adopt new Rules: CKA and its attachments, CKA R-1, CKA R-2, CKA R-3, and CKA R-4, School Safety and Security Rule, Firearms: Personnel Authorized to Carry. Rule CKA and its attachments, CKA R-1, CKA R-2, CKA R-3, and CKA R-4, allow employees to carry firearms on or in property or facilities owned or leased by Uinta County School District Number One, subject to the terms, conditions and limitations prescribed by state law, federal law, CKA, and the attachments to CKA.
The date of public notice is July 22, 2021. The comment period will end on September 15, 2021. The name and contact information of the contact person for Uinta County School District Number One is Ryan Thomas, 537 10th Street, PO Box 6002, Evanston, WY 82931, (307) 789-7571. This is also the contact information for the District.
CKA and its attachments, CKA R-1, CKA R-2, CKA R-3, and CKA R-4, are proposed as new rules not amendments to existing rules. Rule CKA and its attachments, CKA R-1, CKA R-2, CKA R-3, and CKA R-4, are authorized by W.S. §21-3-132, Possession of Firearms on School Property - 2017 Session Laws, Chapter 209, “School Safety and Security,” Original House Bill No. 194. The District has prepared a copy of the proposed rules using the “strike and underline” method in which all proposed additions are underlined and strike-through items are proposed deletions. Since the proposed rules are all additions, every word is underlined as an addition. There are no strike-through items.
The District has prepared a statement setting forth the principal reasons for the adoption of Rule CKA and its attachments, CKA R-1, CKA R-2, CKA R-3, and CKA R-4, containing the substance or terms of the proposed rules and the basis and purpose of the proposed rules.
These rules are not created to comply with federal law or regulatory requirements. The proposed rules EXCEED the minimum substantive state statutory requirements of W.S. §21-3-132. The District has prepared a statement explaining the reasons why the rule exceeds minimum substantive state statutory requirements.
The District has evaluated the rules in accordance with W.S. §9-5-304, and attached a copy of that evaluation to the copy of the proposed rules.
A copy of the proposed rules the Board intends to adopt; a strike and underscore copy of the proposed rules the Board intends to adopt; the statement setting forth the principal reasons for the adoption of these rules; a statement explaining the reasons why the rule exceeds minimum substantive state statutory requirements; a copy of the evaluation of the proposed rules in accordance with W.S. § 9-5-304; a copy of W.S. §21-3-132, a copy of W.S. §16-3-101 through §16-3-106, and all documents referenced herein may be obtained as follows:
On the internet, go to the URL: uinta1.com, Click on Board tab, go to CKA “Conceal Carry” Information & Comments: OR copy and paste following URL: https://www.uinta1.com/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1446999&type=d&pREC_ID=1608372
Uinta County School District Number One Administrative Office, 537 10th Street, Evanston, Wyoming 82930, (307) 789-7571 during regular business hours;
the Uinta County Clerk, as registrar of rules, 225 9th St, Evanston, WY 82930;
or by mailing a written request to the District at P.O. Box 6002, Evanston, Wyoming 82931, which request will include a self-addressed stamped envelope with sufficient postage to cover the cost of mailing a copy of the rules to the person who requested them.
Interested persons may present data, views or arguments regarding this intended action as follows:
Mailing or hand delivering written comments to Ryan Thomas at the District Administration Building, 537 10th Street, Evanston, Wyoming 82930, (307) 789-7571, clearly marked on the outside of the envelope “Comments - Proposed Rules CKA;”
Filling out the online form located at URL https://www.uinta1.com;
Or by email to the following email address: [email protected]
Written submissions of data, views or arguments regarding this intended action shall be signed by the person who submits them, and must be received in the District Administrative Office no later than 4:00 p.m. on September 14, 2021, the final day of the comment period.
Interested persons may present data, views or arguments regarding this intended action orally at a public hearing to be held on August 3, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. The hearing will be held in the Board meeting room in the District Administration Building located at 537 10th Street, Evanston, Wyoming 82930.
A public hearing will be held if requested by 25 persons, a government subdivision, or by an association having not less than 25 members. Requests for a public hearing may be submitted electronically to [email protected], or in writing to P.O. Box 6002, Evanston, Wyoming 82931.
Any person may urge Uinta County School District Number One not to adopt the rules and request Uinta County School District Number One to state its reasons for overruling the consideration urged against adoption. Requests for an agency response must be made prior to, or within thirty (30) days, after adoption of the rule electronically to [email protected], or in writing to P.O. Box 6002, Evanston, Wyoming 82931.
The Board of Trustees will consider all written and oral submissions with respect to the adoption of the proposed rules.
The Board intends to act to adopt these rules at the first regularly scheduled Board meeting that takes place after the expiration of the comment period, the public hearing, and after the Board has considered all written and oral submissions with respect to the adoption of the proposed rules.
Dated this 21st day of July, 2021.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Uinta County School District Number One
537 10th Street, P.O. Box 6002
Evanston, Wyoming 82931
By s/Jami Bracken
Chairman, Board of Trustees
PUBLISHED: July 27, 30, August 3, 6, 2021 07271
EVANSTON CITY COUNCIL
Second Regular Meeting
July 20th, 2021
The official record of proceedings of the second regular meeting of the Evanston City Council for the month of July was held in the Council Chambers of City Hall on the above date. These proceedings were video recorded.
Mayor Williams led those in attendance in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
The roll was called and with a quorum being present, Mayor Kent Williams called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. and welcomed everyone present.
Those present from the governing body at the start of the meeting were: Mayor Williams; Council members Tib Ottley, Evan Perkes, David Welling, Mike Sellers and Mikal Welling. Council member Tim Lynch was excused.
Staff members present at the start of the meeting were: City Attorney, Dennis Boal; City Engineer, Dean Barker; City Clerk, Diane Harris; Police Chief, Mike Vranish; Community Development Director, Rocco O’Neill; Public Works Director, Gordon Robinson and Community Relations/Grant Writer, Meike Madrid Director of Parks and Recreation, Scott Ehlers and City Treasurer, Trudy Lym; were excused. A group of interested citizens were also present.
Council member Welling moved, Council member Perkes seconded to approve the agenda with the addition of a Recognition Presentation under Public Hearings/Special Orders. The motion passed unanimously with 6 yes votes: Williams, Ottley, Perkes, Welling, Sellers, M. Welling.
The official record of proceedings for the City Council Meeting held July 6th, 2021, Special City Council Meeting held July13th, 2021 and the City Council Work Session Meeting held July 13th, 2021 were approved as presented.
Council member Ottley moved, Council member Sellers seconded, to approve the following bills for payment:
July 07, 2021 to July 20, 2021
VENDOR FOR AMOUNT
AXA Equivest Payroll 433.00
Blue Cross/Blue Shield Payroll 173,175.00
Delta Dental Payroll 8,366.65
Evanston Police Benevolent Payroll 232.00
Flex Share Payroll 2,479.56
IRS Tax Deposit Payroll 43,139.76
NCPRS Payroll 96.00
Orchard Trust Payroll 1,098.88
Parks & Recreation Payroll 134.37
Terri Spero Payroll 96.17
The Hartford Payroll 196.10
Vantage Point Payroll 109.44
Vision Service Plan Payroll 1,188.40
WEBT Payroll 946.00
Payroll Payroll 133,731.92
Dennis M. Boal Services 2,407.50
Caselle Support/Maintenance 1,694.00
CD’s Electric Services 2,396.91
Cleveland Golf Supplies 618.00
CCI Network Utilities 83.81
Cummins Rocky Mountain Services 2,455.99
Dean Livingston Registration 756.00
TK Elevator Services 16,183.68
Empire Turf Supplies 1,330.00
Evanston Parks & Recreation City Subsidy 97,685.64
First Bank Visa 8,199.05
Fastenal Parts 14.50
Forsgren Associates Contract 1,453.50
Freeway Tire Tires 11,673.30
Golden Shovel Agency Services 17,975.00
IWORQ Support/Maintenance 6,500.00
Kallas Automotive Parts 814.41
Amanda R. Kirby Services 2,205.00
Mile High Turfgrass Supplies 413.52
Mtn West Business Solutions Service Agreement 106.40
Dominion Energy Utilities 77.25
Mountainland Supply Parts 2,429.21
MCI Utilities 46.16
Meyers/Anderson Architects Contract 36,534.42
Staker Parson Companies Asphalt 3,302.22
Proforce Law Enforcement Supplies 1,204.10
Real Kleen Supplies 69.90
Safety Supply & Sign Signs 1,714.50
Six States Distributors Parts 32.64
Smith’s Food & Drug Supplies 189.00
Alsco Laundry Services 379.08
Superior Rental Supplies 29.99
The Huntington National Bank Contract 4,445.39
Uinta County Herald Public Notices 2,056.30
Uinta County Solid Waste Landfill Fees 43,306.50
Century Link Utilities 1,489.59
Rocky Mountain Power Utilities 15,827.87
VFW Flag Fund Contract 670.00
Wyoming Waste Systems Dumpster Fees 279.26
The Lumberyard Parts 38.13
Wyoming Dept of Revenue Sales/Use Tax 1,866.78
Dana Kepner Co. of Wyoming Parts 1,506.67
CARA Enterprises Dues 190.00
Wyoming Dept of Transportation Contract 2,458.48
Taylor Made Golf Supplies 589.65
U.S.A. Blue Book Supplies 354.20
Semi Service Services 12,755.41
Frank Sheets Reimbursement 140.99
Wyoming State Golf Association Dues 4,670.00
Aaron Powell Reimbursement 139.99
Aaron Brown Reimbursement 400.00
Chuck Reese Services 309.00
Melissa Hulse Reimbursement 200.00
Jonathan Schafer Refund 500.00
Mariah Jensen Refund 450.00
Rocky Mountain Info Network Dues 100.00
The motion passed unanimously with 6 yes votes: Williams, Ottley, Perkes, Welling, Sellers, M. Welling.
Mayor Williams and the Council members expressed gratitude to Community Development Director Rocco O’Neill, Community Relations/Grant Writer, Meike Madrid, the Urban Renewal Board and the many volunteers that worked on the Brewfest. They commented on how many people were in town to attend the successful event. Council member Sellers commented on the automobile accidents that occurred over the weekend and reminded everyone to be safe. Mayor Williams reported that the Wyoming Association of Municipalities Summer Conference in Cheyenne last week was a good event. He also expressed appreciation to everyone that made the Brewfest successful.
A Certificate of Recognition was presented to Evanston Urban Renewal Agency from the National Main Street Center and Wyoming Main Street as a 2021 Main Street America Accredited Program.
A Certificate of Appreciation was presented to the City of Evanston for their continued support of the nationally recognized Main Street Approach.
Council member M. Welling moved, Council member Ottley seconded, to approve the following Consent Agenda Items:
Limited Malt Beverage Permit requested by Bear Project Inc. for A Day at the Ponds Event at the Bear Pond and Pavilion for the following date and times:
Saturday, July 24th, 2021 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Limited Malt Beverage Permit requested by Evolution Racing LLC. for Top of the Mountain Mud Drags by Evolution Racing LLC. at the Uinta County Fairgrounds for the following date and times:
Saturday, August 14th, 2021 3:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Limited Malt Beverage Permit requested by Kody Blevins and Gabriela Blevins for VFW Softball Tournament at the Overthrust Ballfields for the following dates and times:
Friday, August 20th, 2021 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Saturday, August 21st, 2021 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The motion passed unanimously with 6 yes votes: Williams, Ottley, Perkes, D. Welling, Sellers, M. Welling
Council member Perkes introduced Resolution 21-55. Council member Perkes moved, Council member Ottley seconded, to adopt Resolution 21-55.
RESOLUTION OF THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF EVANSTON, WYOMING AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING, GRANT AGREEMENT FOR AN AARP COMMUNITY CHALLENGE GRANT TO OBTAIN FUNDS FOR THE PLACEMENT OF TWO SWING TABLES AND SIX DECORATIVE CROSSWALKS IN THE CITY’S HISTORIC DOWNTOWN DISTRICT.
The motion passed unanimously with yes votes: Williams, Perkes, Ottley, Welling, Sellers, M. Welling.
Director of Community Development Rocco O’Neill thanked Julie O’Connell, Leslie Lunsford, Brian Davis and the rest of the Renewal Board as well as Public Works and all the people involved that made Brewfest a huge success.
With no further business to be conducted at this time Mayor Williams adjourned the meeting at 5:45 p.m.
Kent H. Williams, Mayor
ATTEST: Diane Harris, City Clerk
PUBLISHED; July 27, 2021 07271
NOTICE OF SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION
HEALTH FACILITIES - WSH
Notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, State Construction Department has issued a partial certificate of substantial completion to Groathouse Construction, Inc., for the work performed for the Health Facilities - WSH, Bid# 0148-C, at the Wyoming State Hospital in Evanston, Uinta County, Wyoming. The Department has accepted the work as partially substantially complete according to the contract and associated documents and therefore the contractor is entitled to payment of the full amount due for Earthwork, Site Utilities, Steel Erection, Asphalt Roofing, Skylight Assemblies, Specialty Roof Coatings and Guardrails under the contract, which will occur on September 6, 2021.
PUBLISHED: July 27, Aug. 6, 2021 07274