July 13th Commissioners’ news report

(Lander, WY) – The Fremont County Commissioners convened on Tuesday, July 13th for a regular meeting.

In addition to a program update from Wellness Coordinator Penny Fahey, monthly reports were given by Sheriff Ryan Lee of the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, as well as Chief Deputy Coroner/Interim Coroner Erin Ivie of the Coroner’s Office.

Interviews for the recently vacated Coroner position were also held, resulting in somewhat of a controversy when frontrunner Erin Ivie wasn’t named as one of the three candidates by the Republican committee in charge of doing so.

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The Commission requested more qualified candidates, but the Republican committee chose keep the applicant list as is. This resulted in a special meeting being scheduled, to be held Friday, July 16th, where Commissioners will be forced to choose from the originally interviewed candidates.

The Commissioners have also released the following updates from the meeting:

  1. THE AGREEMENT AMONG WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION, FREMONT
    COUNTY WIC PROGRAM AND FREMONT COUNTY WAS APPROVED THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2022.
  2. A 2021-2022 SUB AWARD AGREEMENT BETWEEN VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA NORTHERN ROCKIES AND
    FREMONT COUNTY WAS APPROVED FOR FREMONT COUNTY JUVENILE JUSTICE PROGRAMS.
  3. RESOLUTION NO. 2021-19 “APPROPRIATION RESOLUTION” WAS APPROVED ADOPTING THE FY 2021-22
    BUDGET.
  4. 71 CONSTRUCTION CHANGE ORDER NO. 2 WAS APPROVED RESULTING IN AN ADDITIONAL 14 DAYS TO
    COMPLETE THE 8 MILE ROAD TRANSVERSE RUMBLE STRIP PROJECT.

County 10 will provide more updates on the Coroner situation as they become available, which can be found here.

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