Public Notice No. 10682

Approved Record of the March 31st, 2020 Proceedings of the Platte County Commissioners in Wheatland, WY – A Special Meeting of the Board of County Commissioners was called to order at 5:00 P.M.. The meeting was held via Zoom Video Conferencing to avoid congregating people to avoid the spread of the infectious disease COVID-19. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss with County department heads and elected officials their responses to COVID-19 and how to consider continuity of government during the spread of COVID-19. The elected officials present were: Sandy Kontour, Commission Chairman; Steve Shockley, Commissioner; Ian Jolovich, Commissioner; Malcolm Ervin, County Clerk; Kristi Rietz, County Treasurer; Douglas Weaver, County Attorney; Clyde Harris, Sheriff; Danette Eppel, Assessor; and Mona McAuley, Clerk of District Court. Department heads present were: Nicole Sticka, Public Health; Beal Angel, Road & Bridge; Terry Stevenson, Emergency Management; Julie Henion, Library; Mary Evans and Stacy Bucholz, Ag. Extension; Jim DeWitt, Maintenance; Jordan Ham, WyoLogic Inc. (County IT). Chairman Kontour asked that each department to discuss if they had made any changes and to brief the Commissioners on how their plans had worked so far. The library and ag. extension offices remain closed but continue to work remotely, when possible, and the library continues to deliver materials as they are able. The Road and Bridge Department continues to spread their workforce throughout the county and reduces their contact with one another as much as possible. The Clerk’s, Assessor, Sheriff, and Attorney’s Offices continued to rotate staff to ensure not all staff members became sick at one time. Sheriff Harris said Platte County was the only jail in the state still accepting federal inmates. The Treasurer’s and District Court Offices recalled their employees but will rotate them as necessary to ensure continuity of government. The Treasurer’s Office has limited the number of individuals who can access their office at one time to reduce the potential exposure to their staff members. Mr. Stevenson and Mrs. Sticka informed the group of the work that they had been doing to prepare for the virus’ arrival in Platte County as there are still no confirmed cases in Platte County. They informed the group that Governor Mark Gordon made the decision to close all state parks, which had been inundated with out-of-state individuals. There being no further business the meeting adjourned at approximately 5:43 P.M. Approved: /s/Sandy Kontour, Chairman; Attest: /s/Malcolm Ervin, County Clerk.

Public Notice No. 10682. To be published in the Platte County Record - Times April  15, 2020.