Unapproved Record of the December 15, 2020 Proceedings of the Platte County Commissioners in Wheatland, WY – The regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners was called to order at 9:00 A.M. with the following present: Sandy Kontour, Commission Chairman; Steve Shockley, Commissioner; Ian Jolovich, Commissioner; and Malcolm Ervin, County Clerk. Mr. Shockley motioned, seconded by Mr. Jolovich, to approve the agenda. The motion carried. Mr. Jolovich motioned, seconded by Mr. Shockley, to approve the minutes from the last regular meeting. The motion carried. Mr. Shockley motioned, seconded by Mr. Jolovich, to approve the vouchers as presented. The motion carried. Vouchers Approved for Payment: BARGREEN ELLINGSON $24,614.88 JIVE COMMUNICATIONS INC $$15,886.21COMMISION DISCRETIONARY 64,021.98 911 SYSTEM PHONE AT&T 87.14 CENTURY LINK 339.67 AG EXT SUPPLIES UW - EXTENSION, PLATTE COUNTY OFFICE 55.50 XEROX FINANCIAL SERVICES 303.78 UTILITIES TOWN OF WHEATLAND 268.14 ASSESSOR MILEAGE & EXP FIRST BANKCARD CENTER 714.89 SUPPLIES AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES 36.99 POSTMASTER 92.00 ATTORNEY COURT COSTS LARIMER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE 17.90 DUES/CONT ED KELLY OWEN 242.50 CLERK OF COURT COSTS BARNES LAW LLC 506.00 LERK SUPPLIES BARCODES LLC 225.43 POSTMASTER 150.00 COMMISSIONERS ENG/SURVEYS HAL H HUTCHINSON PE CIVIL ENG 332.80 PLANNER PLATTE COUNTY RECORD TIMES 181.63 COURTHOUSE BLDG MAINT JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL 316.82 O’REILLY AUTO PARTS 37.98 SHRED-IT USA 86.27 THYSSENKRUPP ELEVATOR CORPORATION 681.65 UPPLIES IDEAL LINEN / BLUFFS 1,070.34 UTILITIES TOWN OF WHEATLAND 7,100.47 COVID-19 Response KYCN/KZEW FM RADIO 32.00 PLATTE COUNTY 350.00 PLATTE COUNTY RECORD TIMES 1,700.00 DETENTION BD OF PRISONERS CASH WA DISTRIBUTING 15,703.40 GENE DAVIS DISTRIBUTING 586.67 JO-ED PRODUCE 1,162.95 THRIFTY FOODS 320.25 FUEL WEX 1,452.93 MEDICAL CARE JERRY POST,PSY.D., P C 400.00 SUPPLIES WYOMING DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE 50.00 ELECTIONS MILEAGE & EXP Danielle Tyson 20.00 SUPPLIES PH CONSULTING LLC 79.50 THRIFTY FOODS 7.79 INFO TECH TECH SUPPORT WyoLogic Inc 8,514.50 MISC GEN MEDICAL INS DELTA DENTAL 1,268.30 PLATTE COUNTY MEDICAL ACCOUNT 97,965.88 MISC FIRST BANKCARD CENTER 5.55 PHONE CENTURYLINK. 279.57 FIRST CALL COMMUNICATIONS 325.00 VERIZON WIRELESS 782.14 VISIONARY COMMUNICATIONS INC 558.71 PRINTING/PUBL CAPITAL BUSINESS SYSTEMS 521.52 OFFICE DEPOT 479.88 PLATTE COUNTY RECORD TIMES 1,532.78 PH GRANTS* BIOTERRORISM PLATTE COUNTY 350.00 VERIZON WIRELESS 40.07 Crisis Funding PH CONSULTING LLC 280.00 MFH PLATTE COUNTY 525.00 VERIZON WIRELESS 170.71 TANF FIRST BANKCARD CENTER 102.00 FSU CENTER FOR PREVENTION 400.00 PUBLIC HEALTH PRINTING/PUBL PLATTE COUNTY RECORD TIMES 558.00 SUPPLIES OFFICE ALLY 35.00 VERIZON WIRELESS 40.01 WYOMING PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY 32.00 R & B UTILITIES TDS ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 25.00 WHEATLAND REA 205.62 Y-O INVESTMENTS, INC 113.19 VEHICLE REP BLOEDORN LUMBER 329.26 CMI-TECO. 1,053.72 DRUBE SUPPLY 62.98 FAT BOY’S TIRE & AUTO 378.95 JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL 69.95 MARK WILLIAMSON 51.08 McCandless Truck Center 237.72 MHC KENWORTH 41.97 O’REILLY AUTO PARTS 7.98 WHEATLAND AUTOMOTIVE 707.64 SCRF FRENCHMAN VALLEY COOP 2,769.87 WYDOT Financial Services 91.99 SHERIFF FUEL WEX 3,180.79 TRAINING WYOMING LAW INFORCEMENT ACADEMY 1,348.60 VEHICLE REP KEYSTONE GROUP 60.00 O’REILLY AUTO PARTS 14.68 RADAR SHOP 441.00 TREASURER SUPPLIES ATLAS OFFICE PRODUCTS. 25.18 TOTAL 265,220.25. Specific Purpose Excise Tax Requisitions Approved for Payment: Mr. Jolovich motioned, seconded by Mr. Shockley, to approve Requisition #14.5 from the Fairgrounds Improvement Fund in the sum of $303,978.00. The motion carried. November 2020 Collections: Clerk of District Court - $3,176.00; Circuit Court - $20,148.75. Coronavirus Relief Fund Grant Agreements: Mr. Shockley motioned, seconded by Mr. Jolovich, to approve a grant agreement between the Wyoming State Loan & Investments Board for CRF366 in the amount of $24,615.00. The motion carried. DCI Grant Agreement: Mr. Shockley motioned, seconded by Mr. Jolovich, to approve a grant agreement between Platte County and the State of Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation in the amount of $140,900.05. The motion carried. Executive Session: At 9:17 AM, Mr. Shockley motioned, seconded by Mr. Jolovich, to call for an executive session for personnel matters, pursuant to Wyoming State Statute §16-4-405(a)(ii). The motion carried. At 9:32 AM, Mr. Shockley motioned, seconded by Mr. Jolovich, to exit executive session where no decisions were made. The motion carried. University of Wyoming Ag. Extension: Mandy Marney, Associate Director of U.W. Extension Association, spoke about her roll with the University of Wyoming. 16th Street Agreement: Merlin Hitt, Platte County Economic Development, presented an updated agreement to reconstruct 16th Street. The agreement would be between the Town of Wheatland, Platte County and WYDOT. The agreement lays out that the County would not be required to pay anything further than 15% of the reconnaissance agreement and take control of a state highway. Mr. Shockley motioned, seconded by Mr. Jolovich, approve the amended contract between the County, Town of Wheatland and WYDOT for the 16th Street project. The motion carried. Planning & Zoning Public Hearing: Planner Clark presented a request made by Stone Welding LLC to rezone approximately 10 acres from agriculture to industrial zoning. The property is located in the SW ¼ of Section 1, Township 24 North, Range 68 West, Wheatland. The parcel will be located in a simple subdivision for Mr. Merlin Hitt. Mr. Hitt, PCED, spoke in favor of the project. The Planning & Zoning Commissioner recommended approval on December 8, 2020. Mr. Jolovich motioned, seconded by Mr. Shockley, to approve the rezone request made by Stone Welding LLC with the condition that the zoning change would not take effect until recording of the approved simple subdivision plat. The motion carried. Planner Clark presented a special use request made by Visionary Communications. The request is to construct a communications tower on a parcel of land located in the SW ¼ NW ¼ and SE ¼ NW ¼ and NW ¼ SW ¼ of Section 12, Township 24 North, Range 68 West, Wheatland. The Planning & Zoning Commission recommended approval on December 8, 2020. No one was present on behalf of Visionary Communications to speak about the request. Steve Sherard spoke as a customer of Wyoming Wireless and was concerned that Visionary’s plan could cause interference with Wyoming Wireless. Mr. Sherard is asking that a condition be placed on the approval which would require Visionary not interfere with other wireless internet providers. Ms. Shonda Boyd was concerned about losing internet connection due to virtual schooling. Jennifer Stone spoke to a previous interference issue that was not promptly addressed by Visionary. The Commissioners wished to have a representative of Visionary present to explain their request. Mr. Shockley motioned, seconded by Mr. Jolovich, to postpone the request indefinitely. The motion carried. EagleView: Jim Oddi of EagleView presented an explanation of the 2020 Wyoming High Resolution Imagery Project. COVID-19 Discussion: A discussion was held in reference to state mandates. It was agreed that any changes in state law that allow these types of mandates would have to be directed to the state legislature. Courthouse Renovation Project: Greg Orr, Project Manager, updated the Commissioners about the Courthouse renovation project. A meeting was recently held with a number of Courthouse departments to review design features. Malone Belton Abel is working to incorporate the finishing touches on the Courthouse design. 4-H Building Reconstruction Project: Greg Orr, Project Manager, updated the Commissioners about the 4-H Building Reconstruction project. Mr. Orr said with the approval of requisition #14.5, approximately 33% of the billable amount has been paid. Mr. Orr explained that Sampson Construction has not touched their contingency funding and that most major construction issues have passed thus reducing the potential of using contingency funding. Resolution #2020-36: Mr. Shockley motioned, seconded by Mr. Jolovich, to approve Resolution #2020-36 titled, “A Resolution Recognizing Commissioner Sandy E. Kontour.” The motion carried. The full resolution is available for inspection online at www.plattecountywyoming.com or in the Office of the County Clerk. There being no further business the meeting adjourned at approximately 12:00 P.M.
Public Notice No. 10850. To be published in the Platte County Record - Times December 23, 2020.