Board of Commissioners of Converse County
October 6 and 7, 2020
The regular meeting was called to order at 8:15 a.m. on Oct. 6, 2020. Present were Chairman Robert Short; Vice-Chair Jim Willox; Commissioners Mike Colling, Tony Lehner, Rick Grant; and County Clerk, Karen Rimmer. Mr. Clint Becker, Sheriff and others requested an IT person for CCJJC. Dept. updates were provided by Mr. Don Gushurst, Maintenance, and Mr. Justin Lane, IT. Mr. Willox moved to approve Res. No. 20-20 Vacating/Abandoning a Portion of CR 31, Ross Road; Mr. Lehner seconded; motion carried unanimously. AmeriClean reps provided an overview of products/sanitation processes. The meeting recessed at 12:20 p.m. and reconvened at 1:20 p.m. Dept. updates were provided by Ms. Holly Richardson, Special Projects; Mr. Russ Dalgarn, EMS; and Mr. Artie Schubert, Surveyor. Mr. Grant moved to approve Res. No. 20-21 Imposing a Partial Closure of Converse County, WY due to Extreme Fire Danger; Mr. Lehner seconded; motion carried unanimously. Mr. Jason Wilkinson, Road & Bridge, and Mr. Cal Twiford, consultant, provided updates on various road/construction projects and equip/staffing. The Commissioners authorized a safety bonus program payment for one employee, originally scheduled for FY2020. The meeting adjourned at 4:45 p.m. and reconvened at 9:00 a.m. on October 7, 2020. Mr. Robert Short, Chairman, was excused. During business review discussion, all elected officials agreed to create social distancing procedures for County employees/buildings effective Oct. 12, 2020. Sheriff’s Dept. requested the County pay for individual contributions to the WY Retirement fees for Search and Rescue. Mr. Doug Macdonald provided updates on Ayres Natural Bridge Park, including tree damage/closure of the Park on Oct. 15, 2020. Mr. Balor Zigmont, Central WY Motorsports, provided an overview of 2020 racing events. Ms. Tomi Strock Riordan, Ms. Roni VonOsdol, and Ms. Sybylle Smith provided information/voiced concerns regarding their views on gov’t overreach. The minutes of the regular meeting on Sept. 15, 2020 were approved and ordered filed. Mr. Colling moved to approve warrants in the amount of 615722.31: 100 307 Healing Waters; 16390 A Diamond Trucking; 40.03 ATT Mobility; 302.84 Ace Calibrations; 1356.78 Advanced Communications Tech; 13765.25 Advanced Geotechnical Solutions; 17384.55 AFD Pavement Marking; 498.75 Agility Recovery Solutions; 525 Alcohol/Drug Testing Svcs; 1000 Alley,Linda; 2026.91 ALSCO; 2455.89 Asphalt Doctors; 1822.38 Atlas Office Products; 888.70 Atlas Premier Svc; 6366.40 Axon Enterprise; 1175.32 B&B Leasing Co; 16885 BA Trucking; 33888.30 B&M Sand/Gravel; 400 Barnes Law; 399 Biddle Consulting Group; 435 Big Horn Tire; 2240.32 Bison Pump/Supply; 2949.35 Black Hills Energy; 49060 Blackburn Cattle Co; 542.05 Bloedorn Lumber-Douglas; 1165595.42 Blue Cross/Blue Shield of WY; 800 BNSF Railway Co; 292.83 Bob Barker Co; 441.34 Bob Ruwart Motors; 33330 Bonanza Earth Relocators; 4166.67 Boys & Girls Club-Douglas; 4166.67 Boys & Girls Clubs-Central WY; 397 Bryan C Cropper DMD PC; 1693 ByteSpeed; 12265 C Spur Ranch; 2295 Cancelli Automation/Fabrication; 393.98 Cash-Wa Dist. Co of Kearney; 692974 Caspar Bldg. Systems; 170 Casper College; 857.74 Casper Star Tribune; 861.43 CDW Gov’t; 9991.61 CenturyLink; 150 Chamberlain, Joel; 991.11 Chapman Valdez & Lansing; 4407.99 City of Douglas; 150 City Shoe/Saddle Shop; 145 Civil Air Patrol Magazine; 2268.42 CMI-TECO; 53.75 Coca Cola Bottling Co High Country; 86.25 Colling, Mike; 1315.63 Communication Tech.; 10.90 Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America; 61.84 CC Auto Repair; 14700 CC Firewise; 425000 CC Library; 871.48 CCSD#1; 4531.29 CC Treasurer; 34.50 Cowardin, Darcey; 145.50 Cowboy Chemical; 299.07 Croell; 1001.46 Dearborn Life Insurance Co; 809.67 Decker Auto Glass; 1800 Dilts, Jerry J, Trustee; 2450 Dolan Consulting Group; 66.25 Dons Business Machines; 3984.50 Douglas Budget; 300 Douglas Day Spa; 30.29 Douglas Grocery; 1874.13 Douglas Hardware Hank; 889.99 Douglas Tire Ctr; 7500 Douglas Youth Hockey; 4308.63 DRU Consulting; 38125.65 Dustbusters Inc; 523.76 Election Systems/Software; 1125 Emery Septic; 6000 Employers Council; 65156.92 The Enterprise; 170 The Eye Institute of Wyoming; 92.01 Farmer Bros; 2058.95 Fastenal Co; 3442 Fat Boys Tire/Auto; 31.41 Federal Supply USA; 5622.40 FFF Enterprises; 341167 Fire Suppression Auth.; 3199.98 Fitness Equipment Svcs; 362.83 Floyd’s Truck Ctr WY; 26070 G Bar S Oilfield Svcs; 1586.70 Glaxosmithkline Financial; 3750 Glenrock Golf Club; 30 Glenrock Independent; 1666.66 Glenrock Paleontological Museum; 2750 Gorman Funeral Homes; 50 Gov’t Finance Officers Assoc; 2140.69 Grainger; 28.75 Grant, Richard C; 1600 Gudahl Williams; 434 Gushurst, Don; 1023.42 H & H Electric; 18040 H & J Trucking; 845 Hampton Inn/Suites Douglas; 260 Hansuld, Tia; 1100 Hardee James A; 80.81 Hollon, Blake D; 25563.52 Homax Oil Sales; 12 Home Town Printed Apparel; 642.57 Hotel LaBonte; 28.75 Hubbard, Kyra; 70.73 Hughes Network Systems; 454.25 Huxtable, Dixie; 34.44 Inland Truck Parts Co; 200.00 The Insurance Corner; 56.47 Intab; 361.85 Interstate Batteries; 1250 James A Wilkerson IV MD PC; 10104.99 Jerrys Welding-Steel Fab; 35695 JM Trucking; 300 Joyful Living Massage/Wellness; 23540 KCK; 400.20 Kimball Midwest; 1633.50 Klava, April Dawn; 887076.16 Knife River; 34.70 Koss Eric R; 2500 Laramie Peak Humane Society; 562 Laramie Range Water Treatment/Plumbing; 1440.00 Lewis, Landon; 40371.60 Lost Creek Holdings; 482.50 Mallory Safety/Supply; 1738.50 Marlin Business Bank; 2511.36 The Masters Touch; 358.27 McKesson Medical-Surgical; 18150 McKillip Trucking; 2397.44 Medicine Bow Tech.; 379786.97 MHCC; 211.19 Menards; 1030.85 Merck Sharp & Dohme; 100 Michele’s Massage Therapy; 7 Miller, Crimson; 1942.11 Motion/Flow Control Products; 1306.17 Motor Power Casper; 2556.83 Motorola Solutions; 4185.85 Mtn States Lithographing; 1356.71 NAPA; 29.99 NAPA Glenrock; 371.37 Neopost; 611.94 Newman Traffic Signs; 206.10 Nida, Marilyn; 1779.29 Norco; 4645.43 NW Community Action Programs ; 82.31 OReilly Automotive Inc; 70 OffenderWatch; 35 Office Ally; 101.51 Office Depot; 4101.75 OK Wrecking; 34100 Olsen DeWayne; 4400 Paragon Paving; 45259 Pavement Tech. Intnl; 635 Peak Fitness; 260.38 Peech, Benjamin K P; 295.71 Peterbilt of WY; 2286.27 Pierce’s Body/Paint; 427.96 Pitney Bowes Global Financial Svcs; 1848.10 Plainsman Printing/Supply; 7205 Porter Cattle Co. Trucking; 1500 Porter,Kenneth; 800 Post & Assoc; 60 PRIA; 50212 Price Pumping Svc; 16280 Price Trucking; 385 Prima Public Risk Mgmt; 6915 Pro River Tech; 306.67 Quill Corp.; 610.96 R&R Rest Stops/Casper; 595.74 R&S Northeast; 64623.90 Ramshorn Construction; 20 Renegade Off-Road/Driveline Repair; 12320 Riordan Trucking; 78.76 Road Runner Svc; 86381.68 Rockin B Ranches; 329.54 Rockmount Research/Alloys; 15960.18 Rocky Mtn. Power; 505.25 Rocky Mtn. Wash; 504.55 Rons Supply; 12297.50 Rose Bros; 20000 Russell Construction; 22275 Saddleback Trucking LLC; 3000 Sage Landscaping; 110.85 Sams Club; 12 Sandys Sewing; 76.78 Sanofi Pasteur; 83.99 Schmitt, Lisa; 60 Secretary of State; 13736 Severson Supply Co; 1609.50 Shattos Frontier Drug; 18 Shelver, Robert F; 323.18 Shepherd, Johnna; 120 Sheriffs Office Petty Cash; 1265.74 Short Powerline Svc; 206.10 Short,Lynne M; 57.50 Shuler,Kristy; 4883.33 Solutions For Life; 749727.68 Specialty Applicators; 18.68 State of WY; 113.44 Stericycle; 1915 Stop Stick Ltd; 10517.70 Summit Food Svc; 1500 Sundseth, Rebecca K; 46530 Sybille Creek Svcs; 16185.50 Team Lab. Chemical; 16200 Thos Y Pickett & Co; 365.50 Tom Balding Bits/Spurs; 703.98 Top Office Products; 1600 TOV Consulting/Communications; 1047.30 Town of Glenrock; 2819.46 Tracked Outdoors; 674.92 Tractor Supply; 100 TransUnion Risk/Alternative; 4922.50 TrueNorth Steel; 2024.36 Twiford, Calvin; 8424.11 Tyler Tech.; 2746.20 United States Latex Products; 79.79 UW 4-H-Converse Co; 3702.60 Verizon Wireless; 16072.09 Visa; 3249 Vision Svc Plan; 1971.10 Visionary Communications; 167.81 Vyve Broadband; 75 Western D Svcs; 21450 Wild West Construction; 109.25 Willox Jim; 21513.05 WLC Engineering/Surveying; 4635.82 WMS Aquatics; 17050 WW Trucking; 3016 WY Behavioral Institute; 833.34 WY Child/Family Dev; 150 WY Clerk of Dist. Court Assoc; 245 WY County Assessors Assoc; 6409.01 WY Dept of Health-Public Health Nursing; 380.12 WYDOT; 500 WY Junior Rodeo Assoc; 116781.69 WY Machinery Co; 11198.58 WY Medical Ctr; 947 WY Public Health Lab; 48.53 WY Rigging/Industrial Supply LLC; 120.59 Xerox Corp; 492 Xerox Financial Svcs LLC; 5107.08 Xybix Systems; 12926.14 Y2 Consultants; 3750 Youth Dev. Svcs; 26015 Z Lazy Y Trucking; monthly reports- August: Clerk 46143.09; Clerk of District Court 3572.83; Sheriff Void Warrants: 57114, 34.50; Mr. Lehner seconded, Commissioners abstained from voting on warrants issued to themselves; motion carried. Mr. Grant moved to void warrant 58657, 86381.68, Rockin’ B Ranches LLC; Mr. Colling seconded; motion carried. Mr. Grant moved to approve the list of nominees for the HIMT and appoint the following members: Tony Lehner, Kassidy Laird, Crimson Miller, Cheryl Schwartzkopf, and Karen Rimmer for 2-year terms expiring Oct. 31, 2022; and Shawn Wilde for a 1-year term expiring Oct. 31, 2021; Mr. Colling seconded; motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 12:05 p.m. and reconvened at 1:10 p.m. Mr. Karl Hertz and Ms. Lisa Patterson discussed an MOU between the County and MHCC re: administration of the Prevention Grant program. Ms. Dru Bower, Dru Consulting, provided updates on the various energy updates and needed action items. Mr. Lehner moved to approve the 5-year extension of a Gravel Pit Agreement between the County and Richard C. Grant Jr. for the Dry Creek Pit; Mr. Lehner seconded; motion carried with Mr. Grant abstaining. The Commissioners met with PH nurses Melissa Ohnstad and Darcey Cowardin. Mr. Colling moved to recess into Exec Session for Personnel per W.S. 16-4-405(a)(ii); Mr. Lehner seconded; motion carried and the regular meeting recessed at 2:30 p.m. and reconvened at 3:30 p.m. Mr. Lehner moved to approve the Cert. of Uncollectible Debt for 230 as presented by the Co. Treasurer; Mr. Colling seconded; motion carried. Mr. Grant moved to approve revised Amend. One to Coop Agreement between WYDOT and County, Brownfield Rd/Robin Ln Project for an increase of 1,612,479, total cost of 3,643,280.0, replacing Exhibit B with Exhibit B-1; Mr. Lehner seconded; motion carried. Mr. Colling moved to ratify Change Order No. 1 from Knife River for the 2020 Irvine Rd. paving project, changing start date to Oct. 8th and substantial completion to Nov. 6th, 2020 with no change in cost; Mr. Grant seconded; motion carried. Mr. Lehner moved to approve Change Order No. 3 from Caspar Building Systems Inc. for the new Road & Bridge facility for minor changes decreasing price by 1,096, total price of 5,494,203; Mr. Grant seconded; motion carried. Mr. Colling moved to approve the agreement between Converse County and the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office for assistance during off-duty hours; Mr. Lehner seconded; motion carried. Mr. Grant moved to authorize the Chairman to sign a fiber optic network construction/maintenance MOU between the City of Douglas, Converse County, and Visionary Broadband, Inc. upon final review/approval by the parties; Mr. Colling seconded; motion carried. Mr. Lehner moved to authorize the Chairman to sign the MOU between Converse County and the City of Douglas regarding conduit and fiber optic cable upon final review/approval by the parties; Mr. Grant seconded; motion carried. Mr. Grant moved to authorize the Chairman to sign the Cost Share Agreement between the City of Douglas and Converse County for the installation of storm sewer as part of the Cedar St. Improvements Project upon final review and approval of the parties to include the Ambulance/EMS building parking lot; Mr. Lehner seconded; motion carried. The Commissioners acknowledged salary adjustments per W.S. 18-3-602(d) for Sheriff’s Office and Assessor’s Office employees effective Nov. 1, 2020 and clarified that the County-wide hiring freeze doesn’t affect salary increases for employees who reach education/certification requirements. The Commissioners authorized a one-time additional payment to Maintenance staff for additional duties due to COVID-19 and vacant janitorial services provider. The Commissioners authorized County Public Health to fill a vacant nursing position. Mr. Willox moved to approve an Agreement of Ownership between the County and Randal E & Beth Cole for ownership of gravel; seconded by Mr. Lehner; motion carried. Mr. Colling moved to approve a modified agreement between the County and Rockin’ B Ranches LLC to expedite payment of all produced/stock-piled gravel while agreeing to withhold 10% of total estimated cost until completion; Mr. Lehner seconded; motion carried. The regular meeting adjourned at 3:45 p.m.
ATTEST: /s/ Karen Rimmer, County Clerk /s/ Robert G. Short, Chairman
Publish: October 21, 2020 4380