Commission approves $112K request for courthouse roof

Jeff Biebinger, who handles maintence for the county, talks to commissioners last week about needed repairs at the Uinta County Complex. (HERALD PHOTO/Kayne Pyatt)

EVANSTON — The Uinta County Commission began its Jan. 4 meeting by voting unanimously to approve the following board appointments: Steve Sims and Andrea Rollins to the Fair Board for five-year terms; Marc DesChamps and Rebecca Eastman to the Library Board for three-year terms; Ben Critchfield for a three-year term on the Lincoln-Uinta Revolving Loan Board; Brent Barker and Dennis Covolo for three-year terms on the Planning and Zoning Board; Brad Asay for a three-year term to the Predator Management Board; Stephen Fowler and Gerald Hepper for three-year terms on the Uinta County Museum Board; and Amelia Rutner for a three-year term on the Veterans Board.

Other appointments approved were to place Gary Welling, Brenda Morrow and Josh Davis on the Grievance Board, with Rowdy Dean and Jerri Crompton to serve as alternates. The commission also appointed Amanda Hutchinson as the Civil Rights Compliance Officer.

Hutchinson asked the commission to approve a grant agreement with the State Lands and Investment Board (SLIB) for the purchase of a drone assigned to the Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Program. The amount of the grant is $11,113.

“Since we have outsourced the mosquito control, it has been a long process working with SLIB in order to change the consensus grant over to the purchase of a drone,” Hutchinson said. “There was a misunderstanding as to the process, but we have worked it out and we just need the commission to sign off on the change to the grant agreement.”

The commission voted to approve the grant agreement.

Hutchinson then stood in for Saralee Gross with Road and Bridge who was scheduled on the agenda but was unable to attend because of bad weather.

“This is a grant agreement with WYDOT for a 2023 project of dust suppression on county roads,” Hutchinson said. “The grant is for $391,860 with a 25% county match. This is for ongoing maintenance of roads.”

The grant agreement with WYDOT was approved.

Jeff Breininger with the county maintenance department addressed the commission and asked they approve the proposal agreement for the roof repairs to the courthouse for $112,510 with Alta Construction from Lyman, which was the lowest bidder.

“If you approve the proposal now then the price on the supplies will be locked in as we don’t know how long before they get the material they need,” Breininger said.

The commission approved his request.

Last item on the agenda was the approval of a quit claim deed transferring property to Bird, Verl, and Patsy Ann Family Trust. 

Commissioner Eric South said, “This property is a sliver of land that was placed in a tax sale due to a survey error in 2008. We are just correcting that error.”

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