Park County Board of County Commissioners
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Chairman Livingston called to order a regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners of Park County, Wyoming, on Tuesday, February 5, 2021. Present were Vice Chairman, Dossie Overfield, Commissioners, Scott Mangold, Lloyd Thiel, Joe Tilden and Clerk Colleen Renner.
Commissioner Mangold led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Approve-Minutes, Payroll and Vouchers
Commissioner Tilden made a motion to approve the following consent agenda items with the addition of the financial verification forms received from the elected officials, minutes from January 19, bi-weekly payroll in the amount of $592,222.38 with health insurance, vouchers, two Northwest College Lease Extensions, Resolution Approving the Imposition a Four Percent (4%) Lodging Tax in Park County, Voted on November 3, 2020 General Election, and an Ad for one Park County Travel Council Board position, and two Park County Predator Management Board positions, Commissioner Thiel seconded, and the motion carried.
A & I DISTRIBUTORS $270.09
ART SAND & STEEL $350.00
AT&T MOBILITY $1,665.21
B & B FLEET SERVICE $72.00
BAILEY ENTERPRISES, INC. $40.68
BAILEY ENTERPRISES, INC. $18.64
BAILEY ENTERPRISES, INC. $3,970.38
BEARTOOTH ELECTRIC COOP $88.19
BIG HORN RURAL ELECTRIC COMPANY $335.45
BIG HORN WHOLESALE, INC. $1,683.02
BLACK BOX NETWORK SERVICES $691.00
BLACK HILLS ENERGY $120.83
BLOEDORN LUMBER - CODY $2,692.97
BLOEDORN LUMBER - POWELL $18.99
BLUE RIBBON TREE SERVICE $1,225.00
BOB BARKER COMPANY $279.60
BONINE, DUNCAN $98.52
BOONE’S MACHINE SHOP $15.00
BRANDON-WINTERMOTE, KIMBERLY $89.56
BURG SIMPSON ELDREDGE HERSH & JARDINE
CAROLINA SOFTWARE $6,425.00
CDW GOVERNMENT, INC. $1,643.49
CENTURYLINK BUSINES SERVICES $4.81
CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS $99.99
CML SECURITY $160.00
CODY ACE HARDWARE $431.20
CODY ENTERPRISE $933.06
CODY PAINT & BODY, INC. $2,002.54
CODY, CITY OF $2,150.46
COULTER CAR CARE CENTER $153.50
CUSTOM GARAGE DOOR LLC $65.00
D&G ELECTRIC, LLC $9,647.79
DE HAAN ELECTRONICS $1,380.65
DENNY MENHOLT CHEVROLET BUICK GMC
DIVERSIFIED INSPECTIONS/ITL, INC. $760.00
ENGINEERING ASSOCIATES $8,664.62
FLOYD’S TRUCK CENTER $95.30
GLAXOSMITHKLINE PHARMACEUTICALS $1,512.60
INTERSTATE TIRE SERV. INC $105.00
IVERSON SANITATION $140.00
JONES, RICHARD B $101.88
K-B COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS $2,999.09
LEGERSKI, MICKEY $100.00
LEON UNIFORM COMPANY, INC. $609.97
LOEPER, JESSICA $145.00
MAJESTIC LUBE, INC. $146.90
MARQUIS AWARDS & SPECIALTIES, INC $35.29
McKESSON MEDICAL SURGICAL $69.21
MONTANA BROOM & BRUSH $758.00
MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO. $638.25
MORRISON, MARION $75.00
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC $12,336.84
MURDOCH OIL, INC. $17,799.21
MURDOCH’S RANCH & HOME POWELL $61.11
NATIONAL BUSINESS SYSTEMS $1,500.00
NTT CLOUD COMMUNICATIONS US, INC. $67.46
O’REILLY AUTO PARTS - CODY $59.41
PENWELL, STEVE $84.31
PETERBILT OF WYOMING $168.49
POWELL ACE HARDWARE, LLC $9.99
POWELL LOCK $702.00
POWELL TRIBUNE, INC. $757.50
PRODUCTION MACHINE COMPANY $1.40
PUTNEY, LINDA $100.76
QUILL CORPORATION- $25.98
REIMAN CORP. $106,308.00
REIMAN CORP. RETAINAGE $11,812.00
ROCKY MOUNTAIN POWER $386.34
SABER PEST CONTROL $120.00
SANOFI PASTEUR, INC $483.74
SCHRADER METAL & DESIGN, INC. $241.96
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS STORE - CODY $64.02
STATE FARM INSURANCE SUPPORT CENTER
STROHS INDUSTRIAL LUBRICATION $230.00
SUMMERS, JOSH $31.04
SYSCO FOOD SERVICES OF MONTANA $1,402.74
TCT WEST, INC $8,613.54
THOMSON REUTERS - WEST $779.26
TITAN MACHINERY $1,005.87
TRACTOR & EQUIPMENT CO $183,738.56
VERIZON WIRELESS $231.13
VERIZON WIRELESS $154.56
VISA - #0045 - B. SKORIC $108.00
WAL MART COMMUNITY/GEMB $1,024.83
WAYNE’S BOOT SHOP $100.00
WILLIAMS & SONS, LLC $6,443.68
WOODWARD TRACTOR & RENTAL, INC $328.14
WYOMING - DEPT OF FAMILY SERVICES $20.00
WYOMING DEPT OF HEALTH/PBL HLTH LB $12.00
WYOMING DEPT OF AGRICULTURE* $80.00
WYOMING FINANCIAL INSURANCE $100.00
WYOMING SHERIFFS ASSOCIATION $687.00
WYOMING SOLID WASTE & RECYCLING ASSN
Powell Valley Healthcare Q1/Risk Management Specialist, Payton Allerheiligen – RE: Approve and Sign Mineral Royalty Grant Application Letter of Support to Construct an Ambulance Garage, Purchase a Cot for New Sprinter Transport Vehicle, Additional Patient Cardiac Monitors and Ultrasound Machine
Ms. Allerheiligen presented a letter requesting the Boards support for a State Lands & Investment Board grant. The grant for the ambulance and sprinter vehicle were denied two weeks ago but Powell Valley Health Care will reapply in June. In addition to those two items the grant application will include a heart monitor and ultrasound for the cardiology department. Commissioner Tilden made a motion to approve the letter of support, Commissioner Thiel seconded, and motion carried.
Executive Director of Youth Clubs of Park County, Tina Bernard – RE: Approve a Request to Waive Park County Landfill Fees or Discount Rate for Youth Clubs of Park County Removal of a Building
Ms. Bernard presented her case via zoom regarding the old building which is an eye sore on the corner of 5th & Hamilton Street in Powell. The organization has the funds to tear down the building and place a fence and playground on the property. The fees to the landfill are quite expensive and Youth Clubs of Park County were hoping the Board would help by reducing or waiving the landfill fees.
After discussions on the other costs associated with the demolition and a budgeted amount of $50,000 to complete the project, Commissioner Mangold made a motion to waive the landfill fee up to $20,000, Commissioner Thiel seconded, and motion carried.
Commissioners – RE: Review Purchase Agreement
Chairman Livingston thanked Commissioner Thiel for excavating a few test holes on the property near the Clark landfill which the county is looking to purchase for future Road & Bridge materials. A conservative estimate of approximately $300,000 worth of materials could be utilized from this site. Commissioner Tilden made a motion to approve the purchase of the property, Commissioner Mangold seconded, and motion carried. The issuance of a $1,000 check for earnest money will be processed.
Park County Treasurer, Barb Poley – RE: Approve Request to Replace Park County Treasurer Personnel
Ms. Poley has an employee retiring after 13 years and is requesting to refill the position. With the savings she would also request increasing the pay for the employee who took over the tax clerk duties one year ago when that position became vacant. There will be an $8,600 savings to wages if these two requests are allowed.
Chairman Livingston would like to consider the requests separately. Commissioner Overfield made a motion to approve the replacement hire as requested, Commissioner Tilden seconded, and motion carried.
Commissioner Tilden made a motion to increase the wage of the tax clerk position as presented, Commissioner Thiel seconded, and motion carried.
Park County Nursing Manager, Bill Crampton and Park County Health Officer Dr. Aaron Billin – RE: Update on Park County COVID-19 Vaccination Program
Mr. Crampton began the conversation thanking his staff and Mr. Tatum, Homeland Security Director for the endless hours of great work. Mr. Crampton and Dr. Billin gave an update on the vaccinations, doses, second doses and COVID in Park County. There were four large immunization clinics through January. Dr. Billin stated that the State’s orders will continue, and variances may still be requested; masks will probably be the last thing to go. Dr. Billin also reported on the increase in suicide attempts due to the political and pandemic climate and the importance of making help available. Work is ongoing with the schools and law enforcement. The Chairman thanked them for the update.
Park County Commissioners – RE: Review and Approve Grantee Certifications for the Community Charitable Relief Program
Chairman Livingston reported that the State of Wyoming has received federal funds to disperse to 501c3 organizations in Park County that have applied and qualify under the terms of the program. The funds requested could be used on COVID related expenses including losses from fundraisers that were not held due to the pandemic. Each Commissioner was given a list of organizations to interview regarding their applications.
Commissioner Overfield reported Crisis Intervention Service is requesting $8,000 for loss in volunteers and paying overtime to the staff, Commissioner Overfield made a motion to approve $8,000.00, Commissioner Tilden seconded, and motion carried.
Commissioner Overfield reported Powell American Legion Baseball requested $1,596.00 and made a motion to approve, Commissioner Thiel seconded, and motion carried.
Commissioner Overfield reported First Presbyterian Church helped their membership with food, rent and other expenses in the amount of $36,484.39 and made a motion to approve, Commissioner Tilden seconded, and motion carried.
Commissioner Overfield reported Powell Valley Recycling purchased masks and cleaning products for their employees, receipts totaled $684.00 and made a motion to approve, Commissioner Tilden seconded, and motion carried.
Commissioner Overfield reported that the Allen Foundation did not spend money in Park County, this was denied.
Commissioner Overfield reported that St. Barbara’s Catholic Church whom help cover rents, food, airline ticket and a monetary donation for Loaves & Fishes all totaling $9,499.05. After discussion, Commissioner Overfield made a motion to approve the full amount, Commissioner Thiel seconded, and motion carried.
Commissioner Thiel started with Northwest Community College Foundation who is represented by Ms. Wetzel and is requesting $284,857.00 in two parts. After discussion Commissioner Thiel made a motion to approve the Foundation request for $34,857.00 which provided a service to assist students, Commissioner Tilden seconded, and motion carried. Discussion regarding the second request for $250,000 will be addressed after reviewing the documentation from the other entities.
Commissioner Thiel moved to approve $3,086.20 for American Legion to recover utility costs and help for certain members of the community, Commissioner Overfield seconded, and motion carried.
Commissioner Thiel moved to approve Mannahouse Food Pantry for $2,676.36 for food purchases, Commissioner Tilden seconded, and motion carried.
Commissioner Thiel moved to approve Hope Lutheran Church for direct expenses of $1782.72 Commissioner Overfield seconded, and motion carried.
Commissioner Mangold reported that Sleep in Heavenly Peace group is in Washakie County, this request was denied.
Commissioner Mangold reported on the Cody Medical Foundation. Commissioner Tilden recused himself as he serves on this board. Commissioner Mangold made a motion to approve the $7,000, Commissioner Thiel seconded, and motion carried. The $20,000 request under Section 8 was also approved by a motion of Commissioner Mangold and seconded by Commissioner Thiel, and motion carried.
Powell Senior Center requested $30,000 under section 8 which would be used to purchase land for the center, after discussion this amount was denied. Commissioner Mangold then made a motion to approve the request of $8,880.00 for loss of member contributions for nutritional and transportation services, Commissioner Tilden seconded, and motion carried.
Commissioner Tilden made a motion to approve Dano Camps’ request for $1,307.97 which purchased supplies for those attending the camp, Commissioner Thiel seconded, and motion carried.
Commissioner Tilden made a motion to approve Cody Council on Aging for $918.36 for revenue lost from the cancelation of the annual craft fair, Commissioner Thiel seconded, and motion carried.
Commissioner Tilden made a motion to approve Northwest Family Planning for $2,813.00 which was used to update the entry way, supplies, and zoom, Commissioner Thiel seconded, and motion carried.
Commissioner Tilden made a motion to approve Powell Elks Club for $1,993.09 under section 7, Commissioner Overfield seconded, and motion carried. After a discussion regarding loss of revenue, Commissioner Tilden made a motion to approve the loss of revenue request in the amount of $8,347.46, Commissioner Thiel seconded, and motion carried.
Commissioner Tilden made a motion to approve Yellowstone Quake’s request for $6,225.09 for added expenses for motel rooms, masks, testing and supplies, Commissioner Overfield seconded, and motion carried.
Commissioner Overfield made a motion to approve the Cody Recreation Foundation for defraying costs related to cleaning chemicals in the amount of $4,817.23, Commissioner Tilden seconded, and motion carried.
Ms. Wetzel presented the Northwest College Foundation plan to move forward under Section 8 with developing a career technical education program. After discussion Commissioner Thiel made a motion to award the $250,000 request, Commissioner Tilden seconded, and motion carried.
The board would like further information from entities that have applied but were denied funds so the Board may reconsider these requests. Ms. Kohn will reach out via email to encourage them to submit more documentation.
Commissioner Overfield made a motion to adjourn, Commissioner Tilden seconded, and the motion carried.
Lee Livingston, Chairman
Dossie Overfield, Vice Chairman
Scott Mangold, Commissioner
Lloyd Thiel, Commissioner
Joe Tilden, Commissioner
Colleen Renner, County Clerk
Publ., Tues., Feb. 23, 2021