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PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THE COURTHOUSE IN SUNDANCE, CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

8:30 o’clock a.m. Present were Chairman Fred M. Devish, Vice-Chairman Kelly B. Dennis, Member Bob Latham and County Clerk Melissa Jones.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited to the Flag.

Petition for Formation of Beulah I&S District

The County Clerk presented and filed with the Board a Certificate of Petition for the Formation of Beulah Improvement & Service District. Presenting that, on October 2, 2023, a “Petition to Form Beulah Improvement and Service District” was received in the County Clerk’s Office. The Department of Revenue & Crook County Assessor reviewed the petition and verified the boundaries of the proposed district. Based off the landowner information received from the County Assessor, the County Clerk reviewed the Petition and verified that it was signed by at least sixty percent (60%) of the landowners owning at least sixty percent (60%) of the assessed property for the proposed district. The petition was signed by 32 of the 38 parcel owners which calculates to 84%. The assessed valuation of the 38 parcels is $12,622,154.00, the assessed valuation of the 32 signors is $11,795,388.00 which calculates to 93%. The Petition was accepted for filing with the County Clerk’s Office on November 27, 2023.

In accordance with W.S. 22-29-109 at this time a hearing date has been set for February 7, 2024, at 2:00 o’clock p.m.

Bob moved to approve & ratify the minutes from November 7 and 8, 2023. Kelly seconded, all ayes, motion carried.

After discussion, Kelly moved to appoint Gary Anderson on behalf of HDR Engineering, Inc., as the Crook County Contract Engineer and Surveyor. Bob seconded, all ayes, motion carried.

The following bills were presented to the Board:

Total Wages and Cell Phone Stipend-$275,907.72;Thomas Lubas-Deployed Firemen’s Expenses-$10,141.53;AFLAC-Insurance-$2,733.52;Clerk of the District Court-Garnishment-$226.00;Crook County Payroll Tax Account-Withholding & Social Security-$83,249.80;Great-West Trust Company, LLC-Deferred Compensation-$3,630.00;NCPERS Wyoming-Life Insurance-$144.00;New York Life Insurance Company-Life Insurance-$379.78;WY Department of Workforce Services-Worker’s Compensation-$6,025.07;Wyoming Retirement System-Retirement-$62,495.07;Wyoming Educator’s Benefit Trust-Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance-$83,166.80;911 Supply -Shirts -$1,381.04;A & B Business Inc-Copies-$296.55;A & I Distributors -Oil-$1,607.59;Alsco-Shop & Courthouse Supplies-$310.05;Amy Porter-Reimbursement-$41.00;April D. Gill-Cell Phone Reimbursement-$45.00;Arete Design Group-Professional Services -$38,565.39;AT&T Mobility-Cell Phone-$970.07;B3 K9 Training & Boarding -K9 Food -$75.00;Bear Lodge Motel -Rally Lodging -$400.00;Big Horn Tires Inc.-Tires-$1,618.70;Black Hills Chemical Co.-Courthouse Supplies-$542.04;Black Hills Energy-Electricity -$112.58;Blakeman Propane Inc -Propane -$2,836.55;Brannan Trucking Inc -Contract Hauling -$8,690.00;C4 Excavating LLC-Rebuilding Approaches-$4,650.00;CADCA-Annual Membership-$300.00;Campbell County Circuit Court -Copies -$5.00;CBH Co-op-Fuel-$29,744.13;CDS Supplies -Supplies -$141.06;Centurylink-E911 Telephone-$1,400.18;City of Gillette-Water-$7.50;City of Sundance-Water & Hard Water Fees -$1,653.72;Climate Solutions Inc-Jail Air Handler & Condensing Unit -$80,925.00;Collins Communications-Fire Alarm Monitoring-$71.00;Contractors Supply Inc -Parts & Chair -$275.42;Croell Inc-Road Base, Concrete & Salt Sand-$5,511.16;Crook County Medical Services Dist.-Jail Food & Meals; DOT Physical -$3,789.28;Crook County Treasurer-Postage-$30.11;Custom Auto & Truck-Service, Parts, Repairs -$2,244.13;Dana Safety Supply Inc-Chevy Console-$1,175.00;David J Redding -Loads of Shale -$200.00;Decker’s Market-Supplies-$108.84;Dru Consulting LLC-Consulting Services -$750.00;Fedex-Postage-$10.81;Fence Tech Services LLC-Contract Hauling; Fence Removal -$14,652.24;Floyds Truck Center WY-Parts-$1,849.68;Fred Devish -Mileage -$347.15;Galls LLC-Pants & Nightstick-$479.41;Glaxosmithkline-Vaccines -$4,576.23;Grimm’s Pump & Industrial Supply -Strainer Screen -$185.38;Grossenburg Implement Inc-Parts-$11,602.78;H&H Automotive LLC-Parts & Labor -$160.00;Heimans Fire Equipment -Part-$571.95;Hub International Mountain States LTD-Insurance -$124.00;Humphrey Law LLC -Court Appointed Attorney Fees-$97.76;IAAO-Membership Dues -$240.00;Integritas Forum LLC-Parts-$45.60;JD Power-Title Book -$375.00;Jayna Watson CP&Z Consultant-Consulting-$3,000.00;Jeffrey Hodge-Cell Phone Reimbursement-$45.00;Jensen Livestock LLC-Parts-$907.96;Jordan Ann & Chancy Miller -Water Access-$1,200.00;Julie Crawford -Reimbursement-$39.00;JW Services LLC-Contract Hauling -$8,503.28;K&K Concrete LLC-Concrete-$4,719.00;Karen’s Delivery Co-Deliveries -$48.00;Kelly B. Dennis-Mileage-$117.90;Kimball Midwest-Hardware-$630.00;KLH Consulting Inc-Computer Services-$23,937.30;Knecht Home Center of Spearfish LLC-Supplies -$1,317.94;Lakeview Wash & Storage -Car Washes-$158.42;Larry Steele -Panel Rack -$1,600.00;Lenovo Inc -Computers & Monitors-$853.30;Levi Galloway -Reimbursement -$104.00;Lindstads Alignment & Brake Service-Alignment -$50.00;Marco Technologies LLC-Copy / Maint Fees-$65.58;Matthew Bender & Co Inc -WY Court Rules & Citator-$795.77;Max Robert Masters-GIS Consulting & Mapping Contract-$3,400.00;McKesson Medical Surgical -Vaccines -$11,566.47;Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp-Vaccines -$2,634.13;Michael R Frolander-Reimbursement-$1,412.51;Monument Health -Morgue Use -$461.00;Morgan Ellsbury-Truck Lease -$1,100.00;Motorola Solutions, Inc.-Evidence Library-$115.53;National Business Furniture -Juror Chairs-$4,664.01;Pacific Steel & Recycling-Parts-$1,239.08;Paradise Foods-Fuel-$79.83;Pete Lien & Sons Inc -Concrete-$8,426.00;Porterfield Electric Inc-Hot Switch -$85.00;Powder River Energy Corp.-Electricity -$5,691.04;Powerplan BF-Parts-$326.77;Quadient Finance USA Inc -Postage-$3,999.14;Quality Agg & Construction, Inc-J Base-$32,090.33;Raquel Croell-County Website Maintenance-$500.00;Retractable Technologies Inc-Needles-$142.89;Roberts Machine & Repair -Parts-$462.75;Rocky Mountain Fire Systems Inc-Annual Fire Alarm Inspection-$2,400.00;Roger Showman -Deployed Firemen’s Expenses-$8,778.00;Rolling Metal Sinclair-Fuel-$105.56;Sara Fleenor -Mileage & Reimbursement-$125.14;Scott Peterson Motors -Vehicle Repair -$304.21;Security Insurance Agency Inc -Bond Renewals-$200.00;Sign Solutions -Rivets-$120.18;Sundance Fas-Break -Windshield Replacement -$258.97;Sundance Hardware & Sporting Goods-Parts & Supplies-$412.00;Sundance State Bank -Direct Deposit Fees & Checks-$67.31;Sundance Times-Ads, Legal Publications & Notary Stamp -$2,328.33;Svoboda Trucking -Contract Hauling-$12,796.07;The Home Depot Pro-Parts-$1,182.40;Timothy R Lyons -Mileage -$43.88;Top Office Products, Inc.-Copies -$390.61;Town of Hulett-Water-$62.30;Town of Moorcroft-Water-$68.68;Tracy Motor Company-Parts & Supplies-$3,773.01;Tritech Software Systems-Yearly License -$3,075.24;US Post Office -PO Box Dues -$152.00;UW Extension -Mileage-$51.75;Vilas Pharmacy-Jail Meds-$53.56;Visa-Adobe, Internet, Supplies, Medical Supplies, Travel Expenses, Jail Cable, Parts & Labor, Postage, Straight Talk-$10,900.61;Visionary Broadband-Internet Service-$996.71;Volunteers of America Northern Rockies -County Funding -$17,367.28;WACERS-Annual Dues-$70.00;WACO-Registrations-$1,250.00;Wells Plumbing & Farm Supply-Parts-$32.12;Western Stationers-Office Supplies-$1,030.27;Whalen Consult LLC-Consulting Services -$192.50;Windstream-Telephone-$112.98;WY Department of Workforce Services-Worker’s Compensation-$756.92;WY Retirement System-Firemen’s Retirement-$468.75;WY State Forestry Division-Parts & Fuel Tank -$2,530.65;WYDOT Motor Vehicle Division-Plates-$2.00;WYDOT-Financial Services-Project Expenditures-$4.22;Wyoming County Commissioners Association-Bldg Loan Payoff -$10,114.00;Wyoming Educator’s Benefit Trust-Cobra VSP-$10.58;Wyoming Machinery Company-Parts & Labor; Grader Work-$12,150.13;Wyoming State Fire Advisory Board -Dues -$270.00;Total-$975,388.22;

Bob moved to allow all bills as presented. Kelly seconded, all ayes, motion carried.

The following monthly collections were collected:

County Clerk $15,083.00

County Sheriff $33,881.25

Clerk of District Court $4,362.68

Public Health (October) $5,185.51

Circuit Court $13,601.00

Facilities $600.00

Eric Ruckle, 307 First, was present via Teams to give a presentation on 307 First Highway Silhouettes.

After discussion, Bob moved to approve the following resolution:

RESOLUTION NO. 2023-20

A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING USUAL BUSINESS HOURS

WHEREAS, per Wyoming Statute 18-3-103(b), county officers shall keep their offices open during the usual business hours of each day excluding Saturday, Sunday, legal holidays and other days established by the County Commissioners in the Crook County Handbook, Section VII and Section XII.

THEREFOR BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners in and for Crook County, Wyoming that the offices in the courthouse shall remain and be open from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M Monday through Friday of each week, except:

1. The offices in the courthouse shall be closed on the following legal holidays and other days:

CROOK COUNTY 2024 HOLIDAYS

January 1 New Year’s Day

January 15 Wyoming Equality Day/Martin Luther King Day

February 19 Presidents’ Day

May 27 Memorial Day

July 4 Independence Day

September 2 Labor Day

October 14 Columbus Day

November 11 Veterans Day

November 28 Thanksgiving Day

November 29 Day after Thanksgiving Day

December 24 Christmas Eve Day

December 25 Christmas Day

Dated this 5th day of December, 2023.

Board of County Commissioners in and for Crook County, Wyoming by Fred M. Devish, Chairman, Kelly B. Dennis, Vice-Chairman and Bob Latham, Member.

State of Wyoming }

County of Crook }

Signed or attested before me on December 5, 2023 by Fred M. Devish, Chairman, Kelly B. Dennis, Vice-Chairman and Bob Latham, Member, Board of Crook County Commissioners in and for Crook County, Wyoming.

Melissa Jones, Crook County Clerk

Kelly seconded, all ayes, motion carried.

Dan Thomas, County Assessor, Tammy Jundt, County Treasurer, Joe Baron, County Attorney, Jeff Hodge, County Sheriff and Julie Crawford, Clerk of District Court were present to go over items of interest within their departments.

Dan Thomas, County Assessor: Last month in attendance for the compensation committee presentation meeting, a few meetings with the Wyoming County Assessor’s Association’s Executive committee, as well as the department head meeting. I presented to the 7th graders the exciting world of the Assessor’s Office. Mostly we discussed how revenue is generated from property in Wyoming and utilized our County aerial photos to view most of their homes. I received the numbers from the Department of Revenue that include the estimation of lost revenue from ‘The People’s Initiative to Limit Property Tax’. In the first year we would lose $287,910, the schools would lose over $741,000 all other entities would lose a total of $543,268 of property tax revenue. We finished up getting all our personal property declarations ready to ship out. We processed 33 deeds of transfer of ownership last month.

Joe Baron, County Attorney: New Cases: 32 Closed Cases: 46 Current Case Load: 67 In Court: 63 times Juvenile/Diversion Cases: 39 Civil work: Advise various law enforcement agencies. Reviewed IT Contract with KLH, awaiting their response. Advised County Officers and Department Heads. Worked with Planning Department on the enforcement of Subdivision Rules, planning contract and subdivision applications. Prepared documents for the Reed Public Road Alteration. Reviewed the Inyan Kara Bridge right of way and BROS application. Discussed changes made to the FRTA Easements with the Forest Service Attorney and awaiting their further response. Revised Title 25 forms and contacts. Started to review the Form 8 landowner authorization for inclusion to the proposed Kendrick Expansion to the Strata Uranium Mine near Oshoto. Review of Beulah Improvement and Service District Application. Review of contract between Sheriff and Weston County Joint Powers Board.

Melissa Jones, County Clerk: 307 titles made, 460 documents recorded, attended the Coalition Meeting, working with Katie on updating DFC Grant key personnel, presented for the 7th grade on Civics Day, worked on the salary matrix with Alex, attended the Compensation Committee meeting, worked on paperwork for proposed Special District, Certified our BOE files to the State BOE

Julie Crawford, Clerk of District Court: Total Receipts: $8,949.93 with $4,362.68 to the County 10 new case filings 40 record searches 2 new passports and assisted 3 customers with renewal passports 2 civil appeals in process I attended a Teams Meeting with the Supreme Court regarding updates to FCE and the upcoming rollout of E-Filing for Crook County. I also attended a Child Support Authority special board meeting via Teams, an Employee Compensation Committee Meeting and I attended the Department Heads Meeting. I also participated in the county wide 7th grade civics classes’ visit to the courthouse which included me giving them a tour of the courtroom while explaining the different positions within the court system and how jury duty works. We participated in the courthouse’s first annual decorate your office door competition and being up against a lot of very talented competitors, we brought home the coveted snowmobile trophy for the coolest office in the courthouse.

Jeff Hodge, County Sheriff: work on fire radios, Charlie got parts off old patrol vehicle so it is ready for auction, fully staffed now, headed next week to the Sheriff Association meetings, went to Newcastle to do CERT trainings, working on hooking Weston County to our Flex System, discussed safety at Sundance pond, tracking legislation.

Tammy Jundt, County Treasurer: Total receipts were $5,740,100.97 and disbursements to the county, county boards, towns and schools were $2,842,338.87. In November we did 4,223 transactions. We were very busy at the counter and received many property tax payments in the mail. As our deadline for the 1st half payment property tax was November 10th. We had 7th graders come tour our office. Attended the Employee Compensation Committee and Dept Head meeting. I have four warrants this year that on the first Monday in December was over a year old. I have cancelled them as per statute 18-4-106.

County Commissioners: Bob: Attended the Fair Board meeting, took calls on roads. Fred: took calls on roads, traveled roads. Kelly: attended various county board/district meetings, traveled the New Haven & Bertha roads to inspect them.

Tammy Jundt, County Treasurer, presented a list of Cancellation of Warrants.

Bob moved to accept the following cancellations:

Unpaid Warrant Warrant Total Issued to

045336 $14.50 Tower Valley AG Supply

045998 $150.00 WY Peace Officer’s Assn.

046118 $175.00 WY Coroner’s Assn.

046628 $600.27 Carlson, Bonita K

Kelly seconded, all ayes, motion carried.

Tammy Jundt, County Treasurer submitted the following monthly report of receipts and disbursements for month end November 2023:

Receipts: Property Tax $4,253,783.31

Sales Tax $256,389.06

Misc Receipts $1,083,376.25

County Auto $146.552.35

Total $ 5,740,100.97

Disbursements Towns $254,879.35

County Boards/Districts $377,304.74

State & Local School $2,017,335.21

DOT/DOR/Rebate $189,587.92

Redemption $3,231.65

Total $ 2,842,338.87

Investments Wyo-Star $430,918.60 $1,517.06 (October Interest)

Wyoming Class $3,187,793.96 $14,504.65 (October Interest)

Alex Jessen, Chairman, Tammy Jundt, Morgan Ellsbury & Tina Wood, Members, Compensation Committee, gave a monthly report. Also, present were Dan Thomas, Julie Crawford, Larry Schommer, Jeff Hodge, Joe Baron and Roger Connett.

Roger Connett, RER, was present to give an update on items of interest.

Morgan Ellsbury, Road & Bridge Superintendent and Larry Schommer, Facilities Maintenance Supervisor gave monthly reports.

Joe Baron, County Attorney discussed a Petition to Alter a Portion of Public Road No. 282 known as Reed Road. Joe recommended appointing Morgan Ellsbury to be a viewer. Kelly moved to approve the Agreement to Cover the Costs of Altering a Portion of Public Road No. 282 Known as the Reed Road and to appoint Morgan Ellsbury as viewer. Bob seconded, all ayes, motion carried.

Kelly moved to approve a Final Acceptance Certificate for the FY23 CMAQ grant. Bob seconded, all ayes, motion carried.

Kelly moved to approve a FY 2024 Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Program Subrecipient Agreement Between The Wyoming Department of Transportation and Crook County. Bob seconded, all ayes, motion carried.

Joe Baron & Morgan Ellsbury discussed the Cooperative Forest Road Agreement. Joe and Morgan will meet with the Forest Service Grants Management Specialist to go over the details of the agreement prior to the Board signing.

The meeting adjourned at 12:06 o’clock p.m.

1:00 o’clock p.m. Present were Chairman Fred M. Devish, Vice-Chairman Kelly B. Dennis, Member Bob Latham and County Clerk Melissa Jones.

Sara Fleenor, UW Area Educator, Jasmyne Bryant, Events Coordinator, Fair/Facilities, Bonnie Stahla, Director, Crook County Library and Carol Stutzman, Public Health Nurse gave monthly reports.

Kelly moved for the Chairman to sign a letter to Wyoming Retirement informing them that there are no longer fair employees, those employees are now employees of the county. Bob seconded, all ayes, motion carried.

Kelly moved to make the following appointment:

Brian Marchant - Fair Board Member – five year term.

Bob seconded, all ayes, motion carried.

Kelly recused himself. Bob moved to make the following appointment:

Wade Dennis - Predatory Management District – Sportsman/Hunter – Three Year Term

Fred vacated the chair seconded; Bob voted aye, Fred vacated the chair and voted aye, motion carried.

Tim Lyons, Planning Director, and Caleb Peters, Wastewater Specialist, gave a monthly report.

Bob moved for the chairman to sign a Contract with Independent Contractor for Services and or Material Addendum 1 with Jayna Watson, AICP. Kelly seconded, all ayes, motion carried.

Present for the proposed Amended Crook County Minor Subdivision Regulations and Crook County Land Use Planning & Zoning Commission Amended By-Laws hearing were Mark Erickson, Gregory Henderson, Mark & Wendy Neugebauer, LaVonne Rutherford, Caleb Peters, Tim Lyons and Joe Baron.

Tim Lyons presented on the proposed amendments to the Crook County Land Use Planning & Zoning Commission By-Laws. LaVonne Rutherford addressed the Board. Bob moved to approve all amendments, except to leave the word morals. Kelly seconded, all ayes, motion carried.

Tim Lyons presented on the proposed amendments to the Crook County Minor Subdivision Regulations. Wendy Neugebauer, Gregory Henderson & Mark Erickson addressed the Board. Discussion was held on amending #22 on page 11 to include the word “may” and on lot, road & cul-de-sac size decreases in the amendments. Bob moved to approve all amendments, except the changes to road & cul-de-sac size requirements. Kelly seconded, all ayes, motion carried.

Marc Brown, Ryan Scott, Kaitlyn Bennett & Shawn Waldron, HBW Resources, were present via Teams, to go over the County-by-County Energy Assessment. Also, present were Jeanne Whalen, Morgan Ellsbury, Caleb Peters, Tim Lyons and Joe Baron.

Jeanne Whalen, Whalen Consult, LLC and via Teams Dru Bower, DRU Consulting, LLC gave monthly reports.

Jeanne and Dru discussed that the Black Hills National Forest Land Management Plan assessments are available online. Anyone wishing to review those, may access them at https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/blackhills/landmanagement/planning/?cid=fseprd998696. Questions regarding the assessments may be directed to Whalen Consult 307-896-2397.

Bob moved to amend his motion on the Crook County Minor Subdivision Regulations to approve all amendments, except the changes to road & cul-de-sac size requirements and to add “may” in point 22 on page 11. Kelly seconded, all ayes, motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 4:34 o’clock p.m.

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

8:30 o’clock a.m. Present were Chairman Fred M. Devish, Vice-Chairman Kelly B. Dennis, Member Bob Latham and County Clerk Melissa Jones.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited to the Flag.

Josh Jundt, Resident Engineer, Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT), gave an update on bridge and road projects.

A discussion was held on the BROS bridge project on County Road No. 93. Morgan stated the bridge is to remain where currently located. Joe and Morgan will work with the landowner to obtain an easement for such.

Bob moved to approve the Final Reconnaissance Report for Project CN18065 Crook County Road No. 112 Bridge of Donkey Creek. Kelly seconded, all ayes, motion carried.

Dan Thomas, County Assessor, presented the following tax roll correction: O0012536. Kelly moved to approve the corrections as presented. Bob seconded, all ayes, motion carried.

Morgan Ellsbury, Road & Bridge Superintendent and Larry Schommer, Facilities Maintenance Supervisor continued their monthly reports.

After discussion, Bob moved to approve the following resolution:

RESOLUTION NO. 2023-21

TO COMMENCE PROCEEDINGS TO ALTER A PORTION OF PUBLIC ROAD NO. 282, KNOWN AS THE REED ROAD

WHEREAS a Petition was filed by Cathyrn A. Glacken with the Board of County Commissioners to alter a portion of a public road No. 282, known as the Reed Road, located upon the following described property, and more particularly described on the map attached to the Petition, to-wit:

T.50N., R.62W. OF THE 6TH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING

SECTION 15 : SW1/4NE1/4; NW1/4SE1/4;

And the Reed Subdivision recorded at Instrument No. 585590 located at File 452 Map 1414

WHEREAS an agreement was entered into with Cathyrn A. Glacken to pay for the costs to commence proceedings to determine whether to alter a portion of said public road that are set forth in the Reed Subdivision; and

WHEREAS James A Tagart, Jennifer J. Adams, Jeff Mickle, Ann Marie Mickle, Cathyrn A Glacken, Trustee of the Cathyrn A. Glacken Rev. Living Trust u/t/d May 15, 2020, Leonard B. Reynolds, Margaret E. Reynolds, Jeremy Dedic and Juan Flores, Co Personal Representatives of the Estate of William A. Teaney, the landowners affected by the alteration across their property have consented to the alteration; and

WHEREAS Wyoming Statute 24-3-101 et seq., allows any public road to be altered by statute and vacated in a manner provided by caselaw; and

WHEREAS a viewer was appointed pursuant to Wyoming Statute 24-3-105 and 106 who filed a written report with the Board of County Commissioners recommending the proposed route be altered as petitioned; and

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that proceedings be commenced to determine whether or not to alter a portion of the public road No. 282, known as the Reed Road, set forth above pursuant to Wyoming Statute 24-3-101, et seq.

Dated this 6th day of December 2023.

Board of County Commissioners in and for Crook County, Wyoming by Fred M. Devish, Chairman, Kelly B. Dennis, Vice-Chairman and Bob Latham, Member.

State of Wyoming }

County of Crook }

Signed or attested before me on December 6, 2023, by Fred M. Devish, Chairman, Kelly B. Dennis, Vice-Chairman and Bob Latham, Member, Board of Crook County Commissioners in and for Crook County, Wyoming.

Melissa Jones, Crook County Clerk

Kelly seconded, all ayes, motion carried.

Kenny Byrne was present to discuss the War Memorial/War Memorial Committee. Also, present were Jill Macky, Larry Schommer and Joe Baron. Discussion was held on the selection criteria as well as adding pavers to the memorial area to honor those who live in Crook County, but do not meet the current criteria. The Board requested that the committee update the selection criteria and bring that information back to the Board.

Ed Robinson, Homeland Security County Coordinator and Charlie Harrison, Fire Warden gave monthly reports.

The meeting adjourned at 11:56 o’clock a.m.

1:00 o’clock p.m. Present were Chairman Fred M. Devish, Vice-Chairman Kelly B. Dennis, Member Bob Latham and County Clerk Melissa Jones.

Bridget Helms, Office Manager and Jessica Halverson, Conservation Resource Coordinator, CCNRD and Tim Veldor, Marketing Communications Specialist, PRECorp, gave updates on items of interest within their entities.

Present for the monthly IT update from KLH were Tom Overstreet, via Teams, Joe Baron, Julie Crawford, Dan Thomas, Tim Lyons and Ralph Knode.

Bob moved to sign a Contract with Independent Contractors for Consulting Services on Software Programs, Hardware Installation for Computers and Internet Services with KLH. Kelly seconded, all ayes, motion carried.

Ralph Knode, CEO Strata, was present to give an update on items of interest. Discussion was held on an Authorization for Inclusion of Crook County Roadways in the Proposed Kendrick Expansion of the ROSS ISR project. Joe Baron recommended the board give Morgan time to review the authorization prior to their approval.

Bob moved to sign a letter to the municipalities requesting their appointment to the Solid Waste District Joint Powers Board. Kelly seconded, all ayes, motion carried.

Bob moved to appoint Kelly as the county representative on the Solid Waste Joint Powers Board. Kelly seconded, all ayes, motion carried.

Board openings:

The following board positions are currently unfilled:

One NEWEDC County Member – Three Year Term

One NEWEDC Municipalities Member – Three Year Term

One NEWEDC Private Sector Member – Three Year Term

One Predatory Management District – Non-Ag - Three Year Term

One Promotion Board Member - Three Year Term

All interested parties are encouraged to apply. Applications can be obtained from the Crook County Clerk’s Office, P.O. Box 37, Sundance, WY 82729, 307-283-1323.

The meeting adjourned at 1:57 o’clock p.m. to meet in regular session on January 2 & 3, 2024 at 8:30 o’clock a.m., in the Commissioner’s Room at the Courthouse in Sundance, Wyoming.

Fred M. Devish, Chairman Kelly B. Dennis, Vice-Chairman

Bob Latham, Member Attested: Melissa Jones, County Clerk

Publish: December 14, 2023

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