News release from the Fremont County Commissioners’ meeting yesterday

The Fremont County Commissioners had a packed agenda yesterday, April 7th. The following is a news release from the meeting. One item to add is the 1/2% economic development tax did not move forward with the Commissioners. In a unanimous decision, they voted against adding it to the 2020 primary ballot for Fremont County residents to vote on in August.

1. THE BOARD ACCEPTED THE AUDIT COMMITTEE’S RECOMMENDATION TO ENGAGE THE CPA FIRM OF CARVER, FLOREK & JAMES TO PERFORM THE FREMONT COUNTY AUDIT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020.

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2. AMENDMENT NUMBER ONE TO THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE NINTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF WYOMING AND FREMONT COUNTY WAS APPROVED TO UPDATE THE TOTAL PAYMENT AMOUNT BY FREMONT COUNTY FOR THE DISTRICT COURT ADMINISTRATOR POSITION.

3. RESOLUTION NO. 2020-07, FY 2019-2020 BUDGET AMENDMENT NO. 4 WAS APPROVED FOR UNANTICIPATED REVENUES AND BUDGET TRANSFERS.

4. A RESTAURANT LIQUOR LICENSE WAS APPROVED FOR BUG DOC LLC D/B/A LOVEY’S LUNCHBOX FOR THE LICENSE YEAR APRIL 15, 2020 THROUGH APRIL 14, 2021, PENDING AN UPDATED LEASE AGREEMENT.

5. THE BOARD AUTHORIZED $11,500 FROM THE CAPITAL REVOLVING FUND EMERGENCY REPAIR LINE ITEM FOR A NEW POSTAGE MACHINE AND FURTHER ACCEPTED THE BID FROM MIDWEST CONNECT IN THE AMOUNT OF $8,412.00 FOR AN IN-710 MAILING SYSTEM PLUS ADDITIONAL COSTS FOR ANNUAL MAINTENANCE AND MONTHLY METER RENTAL FOR A TOTAL OF $11,088.00.

6. THE COMMISSION RATIFIED THE CONTRACT BETWEEN WYOMING SECRETARY OF STATE AND FREMONT COUNTY CLERK FOR THE PURPOSE OF SETTING FORTH TERMS BY WHICH THE COUNTY SHALL UTILIZE FUNDING TO LEASE E-POLL BOOK HARDWARE, SOFTWARE AND DATA CONVERSION.

7. AN INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE AND FREMONT COUNTY WAS APPROVED REGARDING RESPONSIBILITIES REGARDING THE PURCHASE, TESTING, ACCEPTANCE, SAFEKEEPING AND ONGOING MAINTENANCE OF VOTING SYSTEMS, EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE REQUIRED AND FUNDED BY THE STATE.

8. THE BOARD RATIFIED THE CATERING PERMIT REQUEST SUBMITTED BY CEDAR BAR FOR A WEDDING RECEPTION ON MARCH 21, 2020.

9. THE BOARD RATIFIED THE WELLNESS PROGRAM EXTENSION OF PREMIUM REDUCTION FORM DUE DATE BY SIX MONTHS.

10. THE BOARD ACCEPTED THE LETTER OF RESIGNATION FROM JANET HULBERT-YOUNG WITH SINCERE REGRET AND ACKNOWLEDGED HER 20 YEARS OF SERVICE ON THE FREMONT COUNTY HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION.

11. THE BOARD APPROVED THE TRANSFER OF A 2007 CHEVY MALIBU FROM THE FREMONT COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE TO THE COMMISSIONERS FOR AN ADDITION TO THE POOL VEHICLE FLEET.

12. THE BOARD APPROVED SETTING THE COST OF A DAMAGED AMBULANCE AT $25,500 TO BE PAID BY AMR AS PART OF THEIR LEASE AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTY.

13. THE BOARD RATIFIED THEIR DECISION OF MARCH 30, 2020 STATING THAT ALL COUNTY OFFICES WILL REMAIN IN PHASE 2 FOR AN INDEFINITE PERIOD OF TIME WHICH MEANS ALL COUNTY OFFICES ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC WITH EMPLOYEES REMAINING AT WORK.

14. THE BOARD RATIFIED THE COVID-19 INTERIM LEAVE POLICY IN REGARDS TO THE FEDERAL FAMILIES FIRST COVID-19 RESPONSE ACT.

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