Board of Commissioners of Converse County
The regular meeting was called to order at 8:03 a.m. on June 18, 2019. Present were Chairman Short, Vice-Chair Jim Willox, Commissioners Mike Colling, Rick Grant, Tony Lehner and County Clerk Lucile Taylor.
Mr. Cal Twiford discussed the proposal by the Town of Glenrock for a path along Mormon Canyon Road to South Rec. Discussed was the possibility of cost sharing on this project with Glenrock.
Mr. Grant moved to approve the Agreement between the Owner and Contractor, Ramshorn Construction, Virden Hill Erosion Control & Reclamation Project, ending approximately October 20, 2019, Mr. Colling seconded, motion carried.
The minutes of the regular meeting on June 4 and 5, 2019 and the executive sessions on June 5, 2019 were approved and ordered filed.
Mr. Willox moved to approve the Lease Agreement between Converse County and the Converse Hope Center, 126 N. 5th St., Douglas, WY ending June 30, 2021, Mr. Lehner seconded, motion carried.
Mr. Colling moved to approve Amendment Two to the Contract between the WY Dept of Health, Public Health Division and Converse County, to increase funding as identified for Maternal and Child Health and Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Mr. Lehner seconded, motion carried.
Mr. Willox moved to ratify the Easement and Right of Way Agreement, Jackalope Gas Gathering Services, across the Converse County Airport, Mr. Lehner seconded, motion carried.
Mr. Colling moved to reappoint Mr. Dustin Ailport to a term ending March 2022 on the County’s Planning and Zoning Commission, Mr. Willox seconded, motion carried.
Mr. Willox moved to appoint Mr. Kirk Lehner to a term ending June 2021 on the Parks and Recreation Board, Mr. Colling seconded, motion carried.
Mr. Lehner moved to void warrant 54562 Jim Willox 258.68, Mr. Colling seconded, motion carried.
An update to a nuisance complaint was discussed. A follow-up will be scheduled in October.
Mr. Hal Hutchinson reported on the CC Jt. Justice Center construction project.
The regular meeting recessed at 12:00 p.m. and reconvened at 1:00 p.m.
The regular meeting recessed into a public hearing at 1:00 p.m. for citizens’ input on the proposed amendments to the Converse County Subdivision Regulations.
Mrs. Holly Richardson, Special Projects Director, reviewed the changes.
The regular meeting reconvened at 1:50 p.m.
Mr. Willox moved to adopt the amendments to the Converse County Subdivision Regulations, Mr. Lehner seconded, motion carried.
Dr. Kelly Crane, Director of UW Cooperative Extension Service and Mr. Johnathan Despain, UW 4-H Coordinator, introduced themselves. Dr. Crane discussed personnel and unfilled positions. Mr. Despain discussed 4-H Councils and 4-H Foundations and how they operate across the state. Discussed were the future of the local 4-H foundation, their funds and the logistics of what may occur in the future.
Commissioner Willox recused himself. Mr. Jim A. Willox (Sr.) presented information on the Douglas Boys and Girls Club and Douglas Youth Hockey and requested additional funding for both groups for their building projects. He is asking for $7,500,000 in funding for both groups to be split equally among the private sector, the City of Douglas and Converse County.
Mr. David Rau, Paragon and Mr. Jim Goddard, Expedition Bronco Powder River, discussed the development of a new waste water treatment facility and evaporation ponds to be located about 47 miles north of Douglas.
The Commission submitted a letter to the WYDEQ on behalf of Expedition Bronco Powder River for their Brine Water Evaporation Ponds.
The regular meeting adjourned at 4:20 p.m. on June 19, 2019. /s/ Robert G. Short, Chairman ATTEST: Lucile K Taylor, Converse County Clerk
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