Public Notice No. 11320


Public Notice

Unapproved Record – The Board of County Commissioners, Platte County, Wyoming, met on the 1st day of November 2022 in the county seat of Wheatland. Those present for the meeting were Steve Shockley, Commission Chairman; Ian Jolovich, Commissioner; Kayla Mantle, Commissioner; and Malcolm Ervin, County Clerk. Chairman Shockley called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM. Commissioner Mantle motioned, seconded by Commissioner Jolovich, to approve the agenda as presented. The motion carried. Commissioner Jolovich motioned, seconded by Commissioner Mantle, to approve the October 18th and October 31st meeting minutes. The motion carried. Commissioner Mantle motioned, seconded by Commissioner Jolovich, to approve the vouchers as presented. The motion carried. Vouchers Approved for Payment: Payroll Gross 332,344.98 PC Tax Account 24,686.42 Wy Dept of Workforce SVCS 6,391.71 Wyoming Retirement System 54,881.69 911 Phones CENTURY LINK - SEATTLE 1,741.50 Ag. Ext. Supplies PLATTE COUNTY EXTENSION 101.98 RECORD TIMES 67.99 Travel Expenses PLATTE COUNTY EXTENSION 120.00 STACY BUCHHOLZ 11.99 Utilities BLACK HILLS ENERGY 35.55 Assessor Postage THE MASTER’S TOUCH LLC 1,605.54 Supplies ODP BUSINESS SOLUTIONS LLC 6.90 Clerk of Court Court Costs BARNES LAW LLC 110.00  KENNETH BROWN 250.00  PALEN LAW OFFICES LLP 640.00 Supplies AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES 96.29 Mileage & Expense BMO 302.64 Postage BMO 35.25 Clerk Mileage & Expense BMO 218.00 Supplies AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES 207.43  ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES 17.73  ODP BUSINESS SOLUTIONS LLC 17.03  PLAINSMAN PRINTING & SUPPLY 4,350.00 Travel Expenses WYOMING ASSOCIATION OF COUNTY OFFICERS 250.00 Commissioner Discretionary Funds LITTLE WALKER PROPERTIES 3,927.00 Coroner Facility Rent GORMAN FUNERAL HOME 1,050.00 County Health Officer Grant STEVE P PEASLEY MD 800.00 Courthouse Renovation MALONE BELTON ABEL 643.86  SAMPSON CONSTRUCTION CO INC 315,978.00  TERRACON CONSULTANTS INC 2,248.90 Detention Board of Prisoners AARMS 195.00  FARMER BROTHERS CO 344.40 Medical Care MCKESSON MEDICAL SURGICAL 203.42  SMITH PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES 400.00 Uniforms KINSCO 305.96 Dispatch Travel Expenses MARIAH MATTHEWS 48.13 Election Supplies AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES 60.08  ODP BUSINESS SOLUTIONS LLC 36.31 Emergency Mgt. Facility Rent PLATTE COUNTY 700.00 Emergency Preparedness Grant BLACK HILLS ENERGY 31.50 Facilities Building Maintenance ROCKY MOUNTAIN FIRE SYSTEMS INC 3,102.72 Supplies IDEAL LINEN & UNIFORM 174.13  IDEAL/BLUFFS FACILITY SOLUTIONS 431.62 Utilities BLACK HILLS ENERGY 873.52 Vehicle Repair ONE MAN ARMY 742.19 Fair Dues & Continuing Ed. CNA SURETY 100.00 Expenses BILL KLEIN 2,000.00 Utilities BLACK HILLS ENERGY 198.04  VERIZON WIRELESS 138.26 Insurance WYOMING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LIABILITY POOL 5,000.00 Leased Equipment CAPITAL BUSINESS SYSTEMS INC 4,075.98 Library Child Programs BMO 181.23  BMO 48.14 Postage BMO 210.24 Printing & Publishing MENARDS - CHEYENNE 339.98  BMO 30.00 Supplies BMO 578.68  BMO 100.00  SYNCB/AMAZON 2,906.48 Utilities FUSION CLOUD SERVICES LLC 473.53 Medical Insurance PLATTE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 830.00 PH Health Officer STEVE P PEASLEY MD 365.00 State Reimbursement WYOMING DEPT OF HEALTH 13,597.44 PH Supplies CENTURY LINK - SEATTLE 50.49 Supplies STERICYCLE INC 2,002.32 Vaccinations SANOFI PASTEUR 419.14 Dues & Continuing Ed BMO 95.00 Mileage & Expense BMO 83.38 R & B Materials CROELL INC 5,067.50 Supplies AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES 282.69 Utilities BLACK HILLS ENERGY 35.55  TDS COLLECTION SERVICE INC 30.00 Vehicle Repair DRUBE SUPPLY 131.71  MHC KENWORTH - CHEYENNE 193.68  NORCO INC 351.93  WHEATLAND AUTOMOTIVE 807.38 SCRF ERGON ASPHALT & EMULSIONS INC 2,655.00 Sheriff Special Investigations AT&T MOBILITY 697.10 Uniforms BADGE & WALLET 1,796.00 Treasurer Supplies AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES 71.81  ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES 15.06  Mileage & Expense BMO 218.00 Vaccine Campaign Grant KYCN-AM/KZEW-FM 137.50  RECORD TIMES 1,450.00 Workforce Grant PLATTE COUNTY 5,989.52  TOTAL 814,541.12. Collections: The Board reviewed the daily receipts of Treasurer Kristi Rietz from October 13 through October 26, 2022, which totaled $859,330.30. Sick Leave Donations: Commissioner Jolovich motioned, seconded by Commissioner Mantle, to approve the donation of 58 hours of sick leave from three employees to one. The motion carried. Commissioner Mantle motioned, seconded by Commissioner Jolovich, to approve the donation of 24 hours of sick leave from two employees to one. The motion carried. Grant Agreement: Commissioner Mantle motioned, seconded by Commissioner Jolovich, to approve a grant agreement between the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security and Platte County. The motion carried. Wheatland Rural Election Association: Don Smith, General Manager of Wheatland REA, informed the Board that Black Hills Energy has proposed to construct an electric transmission line. Wheatland REA has communicated with Black Hills Energy about the potential to utilize the line, but Mr. Smith said Wheatland REA has no ability to influence where the line is ultimately located. Citing of the line is currently proposed to traverse through Platte County but no final citing decisions have been made. Those citing decisions will ultimately be made by state and federal regulatory agencies. To date, Black Hills Energy has not approached the Board with any information regarding the proposed transmission line Department Updates: Beal Angle, Road & Bridge Superintendent, and Jim DeWitt, Maintenance Supervisor, and Doug Dumont, County Planner, provided updates to the Board. Fair Board: All members of the Fair Board were present to discuss recent communication issues between the Fair Board and Board of Commissioners. Erik Eddington, Fair Board Chairman, expressed concern that the Fair Board feels individuals are approaching the Board requesting decisions when they do not like the Fair Board’s decision. Chairman Shockley and Commissioner Mantle expressed their view that all members of the public should receive equal treatment from the Fair Board and those who have approached the Board for decisions expressed their feeling that equal treatment was not extended to them. Daryl Unrein, Fair Board Member, requested clarification for decision making hierarchy and the expectation of the Fair Board’s role in how decisions are made. Chairman Shockley expressed that the Fair Board should set a vision for the fairgrounds and communicate that vision to employees who carry out that vision, but that the Fair Board should not be involved in daily operations or the means and methods by which employees carry out that vision. Commissioner Mantle encouraged the Fair Board to communicate more clearly amongst themselves and to the Fair Manager. Agriplex: Jim DeWitt, Maintenance Supervisor, informed the Board that at their direction he spoke with a company regarding the sound control at the Agriplex. Mr. DeWitt consulted with Acoustical Elements and presented their findings. Acoustical Elements recommended that the speakers within the facility are reoriented and that acoustical ceiling baffles be added, which they estimate would cost approximately $17,000. Mr. DeWitt also requested they provide recommendations for the patio area, which currently has no noise control. Acoustical Elements recommended ceiling and wall mounted panels, which would cost approximately $10,000. The Board requested that Mr. DeWitt reach out to facilities who have proceeded with recommendations from Acoustical Elements for reviews from those facilities. There being no further business for board consideration, the meeting adjourned at approximately 12:30 PM. This proceeding was recorded by Clerk Ervin pursuant to Wyoming statute §18-3-402(a)(i)(C).

Public Notice No. 11320. To be published in the Platte County Record-Times - November 9, 2022

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