July 6, 2017
July 6, 2017
Commissioners Doug Tucker and Bill Bullock and Administrative Assistant Angela Newell were present. Commissioner John Grewell participated via video conference.
8:30 Pledge of Allegiance
Gordon Sirrine was present.
Commissioner Grewell moved to approve District Court Fines and Fees Receipts Summary for June 2017; Commissioner Bullock seconded; motion carried.
9:00 Commissioners received a phone call from County Attorney Alex Nixon noting he has not received any response from EverPower regarding the Impact Fee.
9:30 Sheriff Josh McQuillan met with Commissioners for the Public Hearing on the Sheriff’s Retirement Permissive Levy. Carbon County News Reporter Elanor Gurrero was present. House Bill 383 required increases to employer and employee contributions to the Sheriff’s Retirement System to help make the system actuarially sound. The bill also allows implementation of a permissive levy to pay for the required employer contribution increase. Commissioner Grewell noted he believes the cost needs to be passed on as it was an unfunded mandate from the State Legislature. Commissioner Tucker and Commissioner Bullock agreed. Commissioner Grewell moved to go forward with enacting a permissive levy to pay for the required increase in employer contributions to the Sheriff’s Retirement System; Commissioner Bullock seconded; motion carried.
10:00 Sheriff Josh McQuillan and Commissioners discussed the Public Safety Preliminary Budget. Elanor asked why revenues had decreased so much; Angela Newell noted the decrease was due to the expiration of a COPS grant which provided funding for hiring a new Deputy Sheriff. Sheriff McQuillan requested Court House internet be upgraded to fiber to provide the speeds necessary for all law enforcement to share data through the Sheriff’s IMC server. Commissioners approved the internet upgrade.
10:15 DES Coord. / GIS Mgr. Tom Kohley met with Commissioners and Sheriff McQuillan to discuss the 911 budget. Tom noted that 911 call taking equipment is due to be replaced. The Bridger Tower Site upgrades are expected to receive Homeland Security Grant Funding; as this project has been budgeted for the last couple of years Tom hoped to transfer the funds to purchase new call taking equipment so both projects can be completed in the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year.
10:30 Treasurer/Superintendent of Schools Jane Swanson-Webb met with Commissioners to discuss her preliminary budgets. Jane noted she is cross training employees between the two offices and will have some additional employee costs as a result.
11:00 Gravel Crushing Bid Opening. Steve Koontz, Griag Stevens, Ray Halsey, and Mark Hasla were present. Bids were received as follows:
Sheryl Ann Inc.: Dietz 7,000 cu yds 1″ $4.93; Dietz 3,000 cu yds 3″ $4.49; Bishoff 10,000 cu yds 1″ $4.93; Total $97,280.00
Valley Sand & Gravel: Dietz 7,000 cu yds 1″ $7.00; Dietz 3,000 cu yds 3″ $5.60; $7.00; Total $135,800.00
Johnson Lane Materials: Dietz 7,000 cu yds 1″ $5.75; Dietz 3,000 cu yds 3″ $3.50; Bishoff 10,000 cu yds 1″$5.75; Total $108,250.00
Koontz Construction: Dietz 7,000 cu yds 1″ $5.75; Dietz 3,000 cu yds 3” no bid; Bishoff 10,000 $5.75; Total $97,750.00
Matriarch Construction: Dietz 7,000 cu yds 1″ $5.25; Dietz 3,000 cu yds 3″ $5.25; Bishoff 10,000 cu yds 1″ $7.74; Total $129,900.00
JBF Co.: Dietz 7,000 cu yds 1″ $5.75; Dietz 3,000 cu yds 3″ $4.75; Bishoff 10,000 cu yds 1″ $6.75; Total $122,000.00.
11:20 DES Coord. / GIS Mgr. Tom Kohley met with Commissioners to discuss fire restrictions. The majority of County Fire Chiefs do not want to go into restrictions at this time, but agree it is best to shut down the burn permit system.
Respectfully submitted: Angela Newell, Administrative Assistant