02-03-21 Kemmerer Gazette Legals


NOTIFICATION TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS
The City of Kemmerer is soliciting proposals from qualified trade professionals/contractors with the expertise needed to install and provided construction design for HVAC and domestic water systems for the 18,000 square foot Kemmerer Recreation Center located at 1776 Dell Rio Drive, Kemmerer, Wyoming, 83101. Contractors expressing interest can obtain a copy of the request for proposal (RFP) on the City of Kemmerer’s website, www.kemmerer.org. All questions and correspondence should be directed to Brian Muir at [email protected] or by calling 307-466-3128.
PUBLISHED: Feb. 3, 10. 2021 02036

WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
CHEYENNE, WYOMING
NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE OF AND
FINAL SETTLEMENT FOR HIGHWAY WORK
Notice is hereby given that the State Transportation Commission of Wyoming has accepted as completed according to plans, specifications and rules governing the same work performed under that certain contract between the State of Wyoming, acting through said Commission, and Traffic Safety Services, The Contractor, on Highway Project Number B179040 in Various Counties, consisting of installing signs and miscellaneous work, and the Contractor is entitled to final settlement therefore; that the Director of the Department of Transportation will cause said Contractor to be paid the full amount due him under said contract on March 16, 2021.
The date of the first publication of this Notice is February 4, 2021.
STATE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION OF WYOMING
By: Pam Fredrick
Senior Budget Analyst
Budget Program
PUBLISHED: Feb. 3, 10, 17, 2021 02034

IN THE DISTRICT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT STATE OF WYOMING, COUNTY OF LINCOLN
In Probate
Docket No. PR-2021-4-DC
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF )
TED ERNEST MILLER, a/k/a )
TED E. MILLER )
Deceased. )
NOTICE OF PUBLICATION
TO: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF TED EARNEST MILLER, a/k/a TED E. MILLER:
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that on the 14th day of January, 2021, the person claiming to be the distributee of Ted Earnest Miller, a/k/a Ted E. Miller, deceased, filed with the above Court an Application for Decree in the above-captioned matter requesting the Court to establish the right and title to certain real property located in Sublette County and Lincoln County, Wyoming, and to distribute said real property to the applicant pursuant to Wyoming Statutes, §2-1-205.
NOTICE IS FUllTHER GIVEN that any objection to the Application must be filed with the Clerk of District Court within thirty (30) days of the first date of publication of this Notice, and if no objections are filed thereto, the Court will then proceed to determine if the facts stated in said application are true and undisputed and whether a decree establishing the right and title in and to the real property described in said Application should be entered and the real property distributed to said applicants. Any interested person shall be given the opportunbity to object to said Application.
DATED thie 25th day of January, 2021
KEN ROBERTS
CLERK OF COURTS
By: Jenny Clarke
DEPUTY CLERK
Published: Feb. 3, 10, 2021 02034

Kemmerer City Council Special Session Minutes
Saturday, January 16th, 2021
Present were: Kemmerer Mayor Bill Thek, Councilman Mark Quinn, Councilman Bill Price, Councilwoman Jamie Thornock, Councilman Robert Bowen, Councilman Eric Rudy, and Councilman Dale Hicks, and City Administrator Brian Muir.
Mayor Bill Thek called the meeting to order at 1:09 pm. The Mayor and Council discussed the new business item of considering a proposal from Viviano’s Concrete of Diamondville Wyoming to transport the recently donated J.C. Penney statue from Hillsboro Texas to Kemmerer Wyoming.
After discussion about the amount of miles that would be driven and the proposal, Councilman Mark Quinn made a motion to engage the services of Viviano’s Concrete to transport the J.C. Penney statue currently stored at Paleotex, Llc of 110 North Waco Street in Hillsboro Texas to the City of Kemmerer Wyoming for an amount not to exceed $3200; the motion was seconded by Councilman Bill Price and unanimously approved by all present.
More discussion about specific instructions to Viviano’s on transport, including making sure we get time-stamped pictures of the statue when it is picked up in Hillsboro on Monday, January 18th, 2021, the importance of having it covered and secured. Brian Muir mentioned that it was already palleted and tarped by Paleotex and that Viviano’s has insurance to cover damages. Insurance form was shared with the City Council.
Motion to adjourn made by Councilman Robert Bowen; motion seconded by Councilman Bill Price and unanimously approved by all present. Meeting adjourned about 1:45 pm.
PUBLISHED: Feb. 3, 2021 02031

CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
The Kemmerer City Council met in regular session this 11th day of January, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, Kemmerer, Wyoming. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Present on roll call were Mayor Bill Thek, Councilman Robert Bowen, Councilman Dale Hicks, Councilman Bill Price, Councilman Mark Quinn, Councilman Eric Rudy, and Councilwoman Thornock.
Motion was made by Councilman Bowen to approve the agenda of January 11, 2021, as presented, seconded by Councilman Hicks and unanimously approved by Council.
VISITORS COMMENTS & PETITIONS:
None
CONSENT AGENDA:
Motion was made by Councilman Bowen to approve the items on the consent agenda as presented; seconded by Councilman Hicks. Those items were:
(a) approval of the minutes of December 14, 2020, as presented;
(b) approval of the payment of the bills, payroll, and ACH payments as presented;
14450 NCPERS Group Life Ins. $64.00 14451 Wyo. Retirement System $14,845.91
14452 UMWA 165.50 14453 All West Communications 161.40
14454 BCBS of Wyoming 60,300.00 14455 BMI 364.00
14456 Bridger Valley Propane 1,147.04 14457 Centurylink 687.87
14458 City of Kemmerer 1,409.01 14459 Comtronix 210.00
14460 Crank Companies, Inc. 1,459.55 14461 Delta Dental 1,597.65
14462 E & L Motors 526.66 14463 Erickson, Denver & Cynthia 100.00
14464 Freedom Mailing Srvs, Inc. 751.86 14465 Harris Law Office, PC 750.00
14466 JUB Engineers, Inc. 197.61 14467 Linc. Cty. Sheriff Office 2,360.00
14468 Logmein Comm., Inc. 367.38 14469 Mtn. West Bus. Solutions 53.60
14470 Netwize 2,971.91 14471 NORCO, Inc. 13.02
14472 Outlaw Supply, Inc. 675.00 14473 Pitney Bowes 407.37
14474 Ricoh USA, Inc. 144.85 14475 Rocky Mtn. Power 10,895.20
14476 Roundtree, Amethyst & Alan 60.50 14477 Shums Coda Assoc. 900.00
14478 Stout, E. Dean 2,115.00 14479 Sublette Electric of Wyo. 165.47
14480 Tom’s HVAC, LLC 315.00 14481 Uinta Bank 3,955.83
14482 Val, Inc. 1,413.56 14483 Verizon Wireless 966.18
14484 VSP of Wyoming 163.02 14485 Wells Fargo Financial Leasing 289.00
14486 Wex Bank 872.72 14487 Willow Creek Salt Co. 1988.13
12/23/20 Fed. Tax Deposit – ACH 10,179.45 12/23/20 Payroll Dir.Dep.-ACH 35,867.75
12/23/20 City Flex Deposit-ACH 100.00 12/23/20 ICMA- ACH 225.00
12/23/20 Orchard Trust-ACH 795.00 1/6/21 Fed. Tax Deposit – ACH 9,939.43
1/6/21 Payroll Direct Dep. - ACH 35,690.14 1/6/21 City Flex Deposit-ACH 100.00
1/6/21 ICMA- ACH 200.00 1/6/21 Orchard Trust-ACH 770.00
1/6/21 AFLAC-ACH 260.18 1/5/21 Secure Instant Payments-ACH 19.95
(c) appoint Crank Companies, Inc as City Engineer for Calendar Year 2021;
(d) appoint E. Dean Stout as City Attorney for Calendar Year 2021;
(e) appoint Kenneth J. Roberts as Municipal Judge for Calendar Year 2021;
(f) set 2021 Council Meeting Dates;
(g) authorize the Mayor to Sign the Grant Acceptance Letter from Lincoln County Rec Commission;
(h) authorize the mayor the sign the lease agreement with Sheena Sellers at Old Town Hall;
(i) authorize the mayor the sign the lease agreement with Tina Kruckenberg at Old Town Hall;
(j) Pass, Approve and Adopt Resolution No. 2021-783, Financial Assistance from Wyoming Transportation Commission.
OLD BUSINESS:
None
NEW BUSINESS:
(a) Motion was made by Councilman Bowen to authorize the mayor to appoint Tammy Fields with Harris Law Office as the Prosecuting Attorney for Calendar Year 2021 in the amount not to exceed $1,000.00 per month; seconded by councilman Quinn and unanimously approved by Council.
(b) Motion was made by Councilman Bowen to authorize the mayor to sign the Cooperative Agreement between WYDOT and the City for Chip & Seal activities in 2021; seconded by Councilman Rudy and unanimously approved by Council.
(c) Motion was made by Councilman Price to approve the subdivision permit by Vincent & Amanda Heydt to vacate the lot line between Lots 6 and 7 of Block 4 of the Antelope Ridge Subdivision; seconded by Councilman Quinn and unanimously approved by Council.
(d) Motion was made by Councilman Rudy to nominate Councilman Quinn as the President of the Council for a term to expire on December 31, 2022; seconded by Councilwoman Thornock. Motion was made by Councilman Hicks to nominate Councilman Bowen as the President of the Council for a term to expire on December 31, 2022; seconded by Councilman Price. On a 4-3 vote Councilman Quinn elected as President of the Council.
Motion was made by Councilman Hicks to nominate Councilman Bowen as the Vice President of the Council for a term to expire on December 31, 2022; seconded by Councilman Price. Motion was made by Councilman Quinn to nominate Councilman Rudy as the Vice President of the Council for a term to expire on December 31, 2022; seconded by Councilwoman Thornock. On a 4-3 vote Councilman Rudy elected as Vice President of the Council.
(e) Mayor Thek appointed the following council members to the following boards and committees:
Councilman Rudy to Kemmerer Recreation Advisory Board
Councilman Hicks to the Fossil Basin Promotion Board
Brian Muir to the Historic Preservation Committee
Mayor Thek to the Kemmerer-Lincoln County Airport Committee
Councilwoman Thornock to the Kemmerer Zoning Board
Brian Muir to the South Lincoln Economic Development Committee
Brian Muir to the Lincoln County Economic Development Commission
Councilman Quin to the Kemmerer Area Diversification Committee
COMMENTS:
City Administrator, Brian Muir, made comments. Councilman Quinn, Councilman Bowen, Councilman Price, Councilman Hicks and Mayor Thek made comments.
There being no further business before Council, Councilman Bowen made a motion to adjourn the meeting; seconded by Councilman Price and unanimously approved by Council; 7:58 p.m.
CITY OF KEMMERER, WYOMING
BY: BILL THEK, MAYOR
ATTEST: NATASIA DIERS
ACTING CITY CLERK/TREASURER
PUBLISHED: Feb. 3, 2021 02032

CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
The Kemmerer City Council met in regular session this 11th day of January, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, Kemmerer, Wyoming. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Present on roll call were Mayor Bill Thek, Councilman Robert Bowen, Councilman Dale Hicks, Councilman Bill Price, Councilman Mark Quinn, Councilman Eric Rudy, and Councilwoman Thornock.
Motion was made by Councilman Bowen to approve the agenda of January 11, 2021, as presented, seconded by Councilman Hicks and unanimously approved by Council.
VISITORS COMMENTS & PETITIONS:
None
CONSENT AGENDA:
Motion was made by Councilman Bowen to approve the items on the consent agenda as presented; seconded by Councilman Hicks. Those items were:
(a) approval of the minutes of December 14, 2020, as presented;
(b) approval of the payment of the bills, payroll, and ACH payments as presented;
14450 NCPERS Group Life Ins. $64.00 14451 Wyo. Retirement System $14,845.91
14452 UMWA 165.50 14453 All West Communications 161.40
14454 BCBS of Wyoming 60,300.00 14455 BMI 364.00
14456 Bridger Valley Propane 1,147.04 14457 Centurylink 687.87
14458 City of Kemmerer 1,409.01 14459 Comtronix 210.00
14460 Crank Companies, Inc. 1,459.55 14461 Delta Dental 1,597.65
14462 E & L Motors 526.66 14463 Erickson, Denver & Cynthia 100.00
14464 Freedom Mailing Srvs, Inc. 751.86 14465 Harris Law Office, PC 750.00
14466 JUB Engineers, Inc. 197.61 14467 Linc. Cty. Sheriff Office 2,360.00
14468 Logmein Comm., Inc. 367.38 14469 Mtn. West Bus. Solutions 53.60
14470 Netwize 2,971.91 14471 NORCO, Inc. 13.02
14472 Outlaw Supply, Inc. 675.00 14473 Pitney Bowes 407.37
14474 Ricoh USA, Inc. 144.85 14475 Rocky Mtn. Power 10,895.20
14476 Roundtree, Amethyst & Alan 60.50 14477 Shums Coda Assoc. 900.00
14478 Stout, E. Dean 2,115.00 14479 Sublette Electric of Wyo. 165.47
14480 Tom’s HVAC, LLC 315.00 14481 Uinta Bank 3,955.83
14482 Val, Inc. 1,413.56 14483 Verizon Wireless 966.18
14484 VSP of Wyoming 163.02 14485 Wells Fargo Financial Leasing 289.00
14486 Wex Bank 872.72 14487 Willow Creek Salt Co. 1988.13
12/23/20 Fed. Tax Deposit – ACH 10,179.45 12/23/20 Payroll Dir.Dep.-ACH 35,867.75
12/23/20 City Flex Deposit-ACH 100.00 12/23/20 ICMA- ACH 225.00
12/23/20 Orchard Trust-ACH 795.00 1/6/21 Fed. Tax Deposit – ACH 9,939.43
1/6/21 Payroll Direct Dep. - ACH 35,690.14 1/6/21 City Flex Deposit-ACH 100.00
1/6/21 ICMA- ACH 200.00 1/6/21 Orchard Trust-ACH 770.00
1/6/21 AFLAC-ACH 260.18 1/5/21 Secure Instant Payments-ACH 19.95
(c) appoint Crank Companies, Inc as City Engineer for Calendar Year 2021;
(d) appoint E. Dean Stout as City Attorney for Calendar Year 2021;
(e) appoint Kenneth J. Roberts as Municipal Judge for Calendar Year 2021;
(f) set 2021 Council Meeting Dates;
(g) authorize the Mayor to Sign the Grant Acceptance Letter from Lincoln County Rec Commission;
(h) authorize the mayor the sign the lease agreement with Sheena Sellers at Old Town Hall;
(i) authorize the mayor the sign the lease agreement with Tina Kruckenberg at Old Town Hall;
(j) Pass, Approve and Adopt Resolution No. 2021-783, Financial Assistance from Wyoming Transportation Commission.
OLD BUSINESS:
None
NEW BUSINESS:
(a) Motion was made by Councilman Bowen to authorize the mayor to appoint Tammy Fields with Harris Law Office as the Prosecuting Attorney for Calendar Year 2021 in the amount not to exceed $1,000.00 per month; seconded by councilman Quinn and unanimously approved by Council.
(b) Motion was made by Councilman Bowen to authorize the mayor to sign the Cooperative Agreement between WYDOT and the City for Chip & Seal activities in 2021; seconded by Councilman Rudy and unanimously approved by Council.
(c) Motion was made by Councilman Price to approve the subdivision permit by Vincent & Amanda Heydt to vacate the lot line between Lots 6 and 7 of Block 4 of the Antelope Ridge Subdivision; seconded by Councilman Quinn and unanimously approved by Council.
(d) Motion was made by Councilman Rudy to nominate Councilman Quinn as the President of the Council for a term to expire on December 31, 2022; seconded by Councilwoman Thornock. Motion was made by Councilman Hicks to nominate Councilman Bowen as the President of the Council for a term to expire on December 31, 2022; seconded by Councilman Price. On a 4-3 vote Councilman Quinn elected as President of the Council.
Motion was made by Councilman Hicks to nominate Councilman Bowen as the Vice President of the Council for a term to expire on December 31, 2022; seconded by Councilman Price. Motion was made by Councilman Quinn to nominate Councilman Rudy as the Vice President of the Council for a term to expire on December 31, 2022; seconded by Councilwoman Thornock. On a 4-3 vote Councilman Rudy elected as Vice President of the Council.
(e) Mayor Thek appointed the following council members to the following boards and committees:
Councilman Rudy to Kemmerer Recreation Advisory Board
Councilman Hicks to the Fossil Basin Promotion Board
Brian Muir to the Historic Preservation Committee
Mayor Thek to the Kemmerer-Lincoln County Airport Committee
Councilwoman Thornock to the Kemmerer Zoning Board
Brian Muir to the South Lincoln Economic Development Committee
Brian Muir to the Lincoln County Economic Development Commission
Councilman Quin to the Kemmerer Area Diversification Committee
COMMENTS:
City Administrator, Brian Muir, made comments. Councilman Quinn, Councilman Bowen, Councilman Price, Councilman Hicks and Mayor Thek made comments.
There being no further business before Council, Councilman Bowen made a motion to adjourn the meeting; seconded by Councilman Price and unanimously approved by Council; 7:58 p.m.
CITY OF KEMMERER, WYOMING
BY: BILL THEK, MAYOR
ATTEST: NATASIA DIERS
ACTING CITY CLERK/TREASURER
PUBLISHED: Feb. 3, 2021 02032

PUBLIC NOTICE
Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Rules, notice is hereby given that a public hearing is scheduled regarding Rocky Mountain Power’s (RMP or the Company) Application for authority to increase its retail electric service rates by approximately $7.1 million per year or 1.1 percent, to revise the energy cost adjustment mechanism, and to discontinue operations at Cholla Unit 4. The public hearing is set to commence on Monday, February 15, 2021, at 9:00 a.m., in the Commission’s hearing room located at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
RMP is a public utility as defined in Wyo. Stat. § 37-1-101(a)(vi)(C), subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction pursuant to Wyo. Stat. § 37-2-112.
On March 4, 2020, RMP filed its initial Application. On September 11, 2020, RMP filed its Amended Application seeking Commission authority to implement [i] an increase in its retail electric utility service base rates in Wyoming of $9.1 million ($2.0 million more, or 28.2 percent, than the Company sought in its original Application) per annum or an average overall increase of 28.2 percent, with $3.5 million of the rate increase phased in on January 1, 2021, and $5.6 million phased in on July 1, 2021, or 30 days after the last wind project fully goes into service; including approval of a proposal to offset the annual base rate increase for three years by using $26.4 million of the $90 million balance of deferred TCJA tax benefits owed to RMP customers; [ii] changes to the ECAM to include recovery of $221.9 million through Schedule 95; [iii] eliminate the 70/30 sharing band; [iv] a return on equity of 9.8 percent, [v] using TCJA funds to buy down 100 percent of the Cholla Unit 4 undepreciated plant balances resulting from the discontinuation of operations at Unit 4 of the Cholla Power Plant in Arizona, [vi] using TCJA funds to buy down 50 percent of Naughton Units 1 and 2 undepreciated plant balances, and [vii] approval of the proposed associated regulatory accounting treatment. Wyoming Industrial Energy Consumers (WIEC) intervened and requested a hearing.
All interested persons are encouraged to attend the public hearing which will be conducted in accordance with the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act, Wyoming Public Service Commission Rules, and subject to any applicable national, state or local public health related orders or directives. All interested persons may appear and be heard, in person, by video or telephone conference, or through counsel appearing in person or by video or telephone conference.
Attend by video conference and actively participate at: meet.google.com/xtg-byin-hxn
Attend by telephone and actively participate by dialing: (347) 480-7292 (PIN: 350682349).
Any updates will be announced at: https://psc.wyo.gov/home/hot-topics.
The number of people in the Commission’s hearing room and auxiliary spaces will be limited to maintain recommended physical distance between individuals. Facemasks will be available at this Public Hearing.
If you wish to attend the hearing and you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Commission at (307) 777-7427 (Voice or TTY) in Cheyenne during regular business hours or write them at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002, to make arrangements. Communications impaired persons may also contact the Commission by accessing Wyoming Relay (TTY) by dialing 711. Please mention Docket No. 20000-578-ER-20 (Record No. 15464) in your correspondence. If you wish to listen to the hearing scheduled in this matter go to https://psc.wyo.gov/calendar/livestream at the appropriate time and follow the instructions to connect to the hearing.
DATED: January 15, 2021
PUBLISHED: Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 2021 01211

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