Unapproved Record of the February 16, 2021 Proceedings of the Platte County Commissioners in Wheatland, WY –
A special meeting of the Board of County Commissioners was called to order at 1:00 P.M. with the following present: Steve Shockley, Commission Chairman; Ian Jolovich, Commissioner; Kayla Mantle, Commissioner; and Malcolm Ervin, County Clerk. The purpose of the meeting was to consider reimbursement requests from the CARES Act Charitable Relief Program. Mr. Ervin explained that Platte County received $184,477.85 from the CARES Act for the purpose of funding the Charitable Relief Program created by the Governor’s Office. On December 29, 2020, Platte County approved $85,751.91 in reimbursement requests. Between December 29th and the application deadline of February 25, 2021, $98,725.94 was requested for reimbursement under the program. This meant there was a total of $212,644.35 requested for reimbursement under the program, an overage of $28,166.50. Due to there being more funding requested for reimbursement than the Commissioners had available to grant, Mr. Ervin recommended two reimbursement models. The first would fund the following requests in full: Salvation Army, $250; Guernsey Community Food Pantry, $4,344.40; Food4Weekends, $3,016.72; Laramie Peak VFW Auxillary Post 3558, $2,778.04; Lake Guernsey VFW Post 4471, $24,970.00; Marge Cares, $15,660.50; Platte County Legacy Home Foundation, $8,986.00; Platte County 4-H Leader’s Council, $14,515.00; Project Safe, $10,022.32; Glendo Volunteer Ambulance, $13,388.11; Trinity Lutheran Church, $397.43; Covenanent Lutheran Church, $397.42. The second, would reduce funding to Lake Guernsey VFW Post 4471 and allocate that reduction to the Covenant Lutheran Church, who requested $28,464.35 in funding. Mr. Ervin explained that Section 8 of the Charitable Relief Program rules promulgated by the Governor’s Office allowed reimbursements for reductions in revenue as a result of COVID-19. Charitable organizations, except churches, were able to utilize those funds for administrative purposes. Churches, however, were only able to use Section 8 funding for direct COVID-19 relief. Therefore, Mr. Ervin recommended distributing funds under reimbursement model number one. After discussion, the Commissioners agreed. Mrs. Mantle motioned, seconded by Mr. Jolovich, to fund the Charitable Relief Program applications as presented, and recommended by Clerk Ervin. The motion carried. There being no further business the meeting adjourned at approximately 1:30 P.M.
Public Notice No. 10899. To be published in the Platte County Record - Times March 10, 2021.