10-18-2022 Kemmerer Gazette Legals


NOTICE AND ORDER SETTING

PUBLIC HEARING

1. 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 establish Intermediate Low-Carbon Energy Portfolio Standards pursuant to the provisions of Wyoming Statute § 37-18-102 and Chapter 3, Section 38 of the Commission’s rules. The public hearing is set to commence on Monday, October 24, 2022, at 9:00 a.m., in the Commission’s hearing room located at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

2. RMP is a division of PacifiCorp, an Oregon corporation, engaged in the business of supplying electric utility service to customers throughout its six-state service territory, including Wyoming. RMP is a public utility, subject to the Commission's jurisdiction. (Wyo. Stat. §§ 37-l-101(a)(vi)(C) and 37-2-112).

3. On March 31, 2022, RMP filed the Application, requesting authority to establish Intermediate Low-Carbon Portfolio Standards. The Application is responsive to the requirements of Wyoming Statute § 37-18-102 and Chapter 3, Section 38 of the Commission’s rules. It addresses Dave Johnston Units 1-4; Jim Bridger Units 1-4; Naughton Units 1-2; and Wyodak Unit 1. These facilities are utility owned, coal-fired generation facilities.

4. The Company retained the services of Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc. (Kiewit) to evaluate potential carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) options for the previously identified generation facilities. Based upon the Kiewit report, the Company concluded that only Dave Johnston Unit 4 and Jim Bridger Units 3 and 4 warrant further consideration for potential CCUS technology additions.

5. The Report states that Dave Johnston Unit 4 is in favorable condition, has no co-ownership complications, and is currently under no federal closure or cease-coal commitments. It also states that Jim Bridger Units 3 and 4 benefit from previously installed SCR and FGD systems, are in close proximity to Carbon Dioxide (CO2) pipelines and sequestration fields. The Report also indicates the need for consideration of hazardous waste disposal locations. CCUS also requires increased water usage. The Company estimates the cost of the CCUS projects to range between $1.484 billion and $2.39 billion, and states that it may request a higher Return on Equity for CCUS projects. The Wyoming Office of Consumer Advocate, Wyoming Industrial Energy Consumers, Powder River Basin Resource Council, Big Muddy Operating LLC and its wholly-owned subsidiary Glenrock Energy, LLC  intervened and requested a hearing.

6. 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. 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 Zoom Meeting and actively participate at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89001104253

Attend by telephone and actively participate by dialing:

1 669 444 9171; Meeting ID: 890 0110 4253

Any updates will be announced at: https://psc.wyo.gov/home/hot-topics.

7. 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. 20000-616-EA-22 in your correspondence.

PUBLISHED: Oct. 11, 18, 2022 10072

STATE OF WYOMING ) IN THE DISTRICT COURT

COUNTY OF LINCOLN ) THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ) Probate No.

MELVIN DOUGLAS RAWLINGS, )          CV-2022-130

Deceased. )

NOTICE OF PUBLICATION

TO: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF:

MELVIN DOUGLAS RAWLINGS:

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that on the 7TH day of October, 2022, the person claiming to be the distributee of Melvin Douglas Rawlings, 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 Lincoln County, Wyoming, and to distribute said real property to the applicants pursuant to Wyoming Statutes, §2-1-205.

NOTICE IS FURTHER 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 opportunity to object to said Application.

DATED this 7th day of October, 2022.

KENNETH D. ROBERTS

CLERK OF COURT

By:__Amber Brunski

   DEPUTY CLERK

PUBLISHED: Oct. 18, 25, 2022 10182

NOTICE AND ORDER SETTING

PUBLIC HEARING

1. 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 to establish new Tariff Schedule 198 Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage Charge The public hearing is set to commence on Monday, October 31, 2022, at 9:00 a.m., in the Commission’s hearing room located at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

2. RMP is a division of PacifiCorp, an Oregon corporation, engaged in the business of supplying electric utility service to customers throughout its six-state service territory, including Wyoming. RMP is a public utility, subject to the Commission's jurisdiction. (Wyo. Stat. §§ 37-l-101(a)(vi)(C) and 37-2-112).

3. On March 31, 2022, RMP filed an Application requesting the Commission issue an order approving its proposed Schedule 198 tariff and associated ratemaking treatment. RMP states it determined that a surcharge of 0.5 percent that collects approximately $3.1 million annually is appropriate since the request for proposal process proposed in the initial carbon capture, utilization and storage plan application will have an estimated cost of $1-2 million and results of the proposed request for proposal process to analyze the identified coal units for further carbon capture analysis are not yet known. RMP is requesting a rate effective date of December 1, 2022.

4. The Company began recording the deferred costs related to the reliable and dispatchable low-carbon energy standard pursuant to Wyoming Statutes §§ 37-18-101 and 37-18-102 and the Commission’s rules in Chapter 3, Section 38 Low-Carbon Energy Portfolio Standards to its Federal Energy Regulatory Commission account, 182.3 (Other Regulatory Assets) pursuant to the Commission’s approval on January 27, 2022, in Docket No. 20000-605-EA-21. RMP proposes a carrying charge of 7.192 percent, which is the weighted average cost of capital from the most recent Commission-approved rate case; Docket No. 20000-578-ER-20. Approximately $145,000 in incremental costs, comprised of consultant fees and other internal costs, have accrued at this time. The Wyoming Office of Consumer Advocate, Wyoming Industrial Energy Consumers, Big Muddy Operating, LLC and Glenrock Energy, LLC intervened and requested a hearing.

5. 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. 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 Zoom Meeting and actively participate at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81846263108

Attend by telephone and actively participate by dialing:

1 346 248 7799 US or 1 669 900 9128 US; Meeting ID: 818 4626 3108

Any updates will be announced at: https://psc.wyo.gov/home/hot-topics.

6. 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. 20000-615-ET-22 in your correspondence.

PUBLISHED: Oct. 11, 18, 2022 10071

ORDINANCE NO. 2022-873

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 23-44 C — COMMERCIAL DISTRICT.

BE IT ORDAINED by the Governing Body of the City of Kemmerer, Lincoln County, Wyoming, that section 23-44 of the Kemmerer City Code is hereby amended as follows:

SECTION 23-44.  C — COMMERICAL DISTRICT

Special Permitted Uses:

Kennels

Major auto or truck repair facilities, new and used auto sales and related services

PASSED on First Reading this 12 day of September 2022

PASSED on Second Reading this 26th day of September 2022

PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED on Third Reading this 10th day of October 2022

CITY OF KEMMERER, WYOMING

BY: BILL THEK, MAYOR

ATTEST: NATASIA DIERS

CITY CLERK-TREASURER

PUBLISHED: October 18, 2022 10183

NOTICE OF ELECTION

COKEVILLE WATERSHED IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

To all owners of land lying within the boundaries of the Cokeville Watershed Improvement District (CWID), State of Wyoming, notice is hereby given that on the 8th day of November 2022, between the hours of 1:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M., an election will be held for three (3) directors of the said District, for a term of four (4) years.  Eligible candidates whose names will appear on the Cokeville Watershed Improvement District ballot are:

Scott Nieslanik

John A. Reed III

Stanley Thompson Jr.

All persons, firms and corporations who hold title to any lands lying within the Cokeville Watershed Improvement District are eligible to vote.

Polling Place for the Election is as follows:

The Lincoln Conservation District Office

Cokeville Town Hall, Room 1

110 Pine Street

Cokeville, Wyoming 83114

(307) 279 3256 ext. 4

Eligible voters who will be absent on the day of the election may apply to Brenda Lazcanotegui, Polling Superintendent, at the Lincoln Conservation District Office, forabsentee ballots.  Each applicant for an absentee ballot shall state his name, residency, and acreage owned in the District.

PUBLISHED: Oct. 18, 2022 10184

CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

The Kemmerer City Council met in regular session this 26th day of September, 2022, at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, Kemmerer, Wyoming. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Present on roll call were Mayor William Thek, Councilmember Robert Bowen, Councilmember Bill Price, Councilmember Eric Rudy and Councilmember Jamie Thornock.  Councilmember Dale Hicks and Councilmember Mark Quinn were absent.

Motion was made by Councilmember Thornock to approve the agenda as amended to add New Business Item (b), A Resolution to adopt the Wyoming Region 4 Mitigation Plan and New Business Item (c), discussion on modifications to city owned property; seconded by Councilmember Rudy and unanimously approved by Council present.

Motion was made by Councilmember Price to excuse the absence of Councilmember Hicks and Councilmember Quinn; seconded by Councilmember Thornock and unanimously approved by Council present.

VISITORS’ COMMENTS:

None.

PROCLAMATION:

Mayor Thek read and signed a Proclamation honoring September as Hunger Action Month.

PRESENTATIONS:

Jake Walker received a 5-year service award.  Barb Peavler received a 20-year service award.  Brian Muir presented the proposal from Brian Tresp for 821 South Main (Wilcox Building).  David Jackson presented a proposal for Old Kemmerer Hotel Property and 809 South Main Street.

CONSENT AGENDA:

Motion was made by Councilmember Bowen to approve the items on the consent agenda as presented; seconded by Councilmember Thornock and unanimously approved by Council present. Those items were:

(a) approval of the minutes of September 12, 2022, as presented;

(b) approval of the payment of the bills, payroll and ACH payments as presented:

15895 UMWA $231.70 15896 Ace Hardware $608.31

15897 Antler Motel 41.50 15898 Auto Inn Repair, Inc. 358.15

15899 Big Pee Industries, Inc. 980.00 15900 Centurylink 804.94

15901 Centurylink Comm., LLC 16.90 15902 Crank Companies, Inc. 5,517.00

15903 Dominion Energy 625.82 15904 First Bank of Wyoming 5,000.00

15905 Gordon, Russell 700.00 15906 Huggins, Sarah 100.00

15907 JUB Engineers, Inc. 8,532.65 15908 Kilgore Companies, Inc. 2,020.40

15909 Landmark Plumb. & Heat. 4,776.83 15910 Lincoln Co. Landfill 9,734.25

15911 Lincoln Co. Sheriff Off. 2,840.00 15912 Lincoln Co. Treasurer 6,100.04

15913 Mile High Turfgrass, LLC 4,500.00 15914 Mtn. West Business Sol. 44.40

15915 Neilson’s Furniture & App. 73.98 15916 Norco, Inc. 51.21

15917 One-Call of Wyoming 207.75 15918 Planet Turf 137.80

15919 Reladyne West, LLC 3,375.65 15920 Ricoh USA, Inc. 144.85

15921 Signature Equipment 4,167.00 15922 Southwest Doors, Inc. 780.75

15923 Sublette Elec. of Wy. 2,454.10 15924 Sunrise Engineering 262.50

15925 Tegeler & Associates 107.00 15926 Turf Equipment & Irr. 639.80

15927 UMB Card Center 16,620.50 15928 Wagner & Wagner, Inc. 3,592.39

15929 Wells Fargo Fi. Lease. 289.00 15930 Wex Bank 2,882.50

15931 WS Construction, LLC 48,742.60 15932 Xerox Financial Services 252.43

9/14/22 Fed Tax Dep.-ACH 12,636.97 9/14/22 Payroll Dir. Dep.-ACH 44,912.16

9/14/22 Orchard Trust-ACH 725.00 9/14/22 ICMA-ACH 50.00

9/14/22 AFLAC-ACH 36.72 9/14/22 Western Wyo. Beverage 84.65

9/21/22 Teton Distributors 60.75

(c) Authorize the Mayor to Sign a One-Year Lease Agreement with Academy Mortgage Corp at Old Town Hall, Suite 102;

(d) Authorize the Mayor to Sign a One-Year Lease Agreement with Rainfire and Canyon Road Development, LLC at Old Town Hall, Suite 201;

(e) Authorize the Mayor to Sign a One-Year Lease Agreement with Rainfire and Canyon Road Development, LLC at Old Town Hall, Suite 203;

(f) Authorize the Mayor to Sign a One-Year Lease Agreement with Rainfire and Canyon Road Development, LLC at Old Town Hall, Suite 204;

(g) Mayoral Appointment and Confirmation of back-up Magistrate Jenny Clarke.

OLD BUSINESS:

(a) Motion was made by Councilmember Thornock to approve the 2nd Reading of the proposed zoning amendment to the Commercial District; seconded by Councilmember Bowen and unanimously approved by Council present.

NEW BUSINESS:

(a) Motion was made by Councilmember Price to authorize staff to move forward with updating the land use and zoning integration and definition changes; seconded by Councilmember Thornock and unanimously approved by Council present.

(b) Motion was made by Councilmember Bowen to Pass, Approve and Adopt Resolution 2022-807, A Resolution Adopting the Wyoming Region 4 Mitigation Plan; seconded by Councilmember Rudy and unanimously approved by Council present.

(c) Motion was made by Councilmember Bowen to authorize the Mayor to sign a three-week lease with Kenjing Stress Relief, LLC for suite 104 at Old Town Hall and a three-week lease with Rainfire and Canyon Road Development, LLC for suite 202 at Old Town Hall; seconded by Councilmember Rudy and unanimously approved by Council present.

COMMENTS:

City Administrator, Brian Muir, made comments.  Councilmember Rudy, Councilmember Thornock, Councilmember Price and Councilmember Bowen made comments.  Mayor Thek made comments.

There being no further business before the Council, Councilmember Bowen made a motion to adjourn the meeting; seconded by Councilmember Rudy and unanimously approved by Council; 8:13 p.m.

CITY OF KEMMERER, WYOMING

BY: WILLIAM J THEK, MAYOR

ATTEST: NATASIA DIERS

CITY CLERK-TREASURER

PUBLISHED: Oct. 18, 25, 2022 10181

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