11-19-2020 Kemmerer Gazette legal notices


Notice of Intent of Trustee Distribution

Norman A. Freeman was the Settlor of the Freeman Family Trust dated January 30, 2019 as amended (the “Trust” or “Settlor’s Trust). Norman A. Freeman (the “Decedent” or the “Settlor”) died on October 31, 2020. Decedent’s year of birth was 1941. The current acting Trustee of the Trust is Leslie Harlow, 3950 Placita del Rico, Las Vegas, NV 89120, (702) 596-8391 (the “Trustee”). Take notice that the Trustee intends to have the property of the Settlor distributed as permitted under the terms of the Trust. Creditor(s) shall make all claims in writing to the Trustee within one hundred twenty (120) days after the first publication of this notice. This notice is made pursuant to Wyoming Statute Section 4-10-507. A creditor failing to file his claim or to commence a judicial proceeding to contest the validity of a Trust within the times provided pursuant to Wyoming Statute Section 4-10-507 is forever prohibited from making any claim against the assets of the Settlor’s Trust or commencing any judicial proceeding against the Settlor or the assets of the Settlor’s Trust.

PUBLISHED: Nov. 19, 26, 2020           11192

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Wyoming Public Service Commission (Commission) has authorized Questar Gas Company d/b/a Dominion Energy Wyoming (Dominion or the Company) to pass-on to its customers a wholesale gas cost increase of $0.77071 per dekatherm (Dth), effective November 1, 2020. This approval is subject to notice, protest, investigation, opportunity for hearing, change, refund, and such other orders as the Commission may deem appropriate.

A typical Dominion residential customer using an average of 90 Dth per year will see a net annual increase of approximately $69.34, or 9.74%. Actual bills will vary with usage.

Pursuant to Commission Rule Chapter 3, Section 26, a utility may apply to pass on to its customers known or prospective wholesale commodity cost increases or decreases on a dollar-for-dollar basis and subject to public notice, opportunity for hearing, and refund.

The Application is on file at the Commission’s offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and any interested person may inspect the Application during regular business hours or online at: http://psc.wyo.gov/.

Anyone desiring to file a request for a public hearing, intervention petition, statement, protest, or public comment in this matter must file in writing with the Commission on or before December 11, 2020. The petition shall set forth the grounds of the proposed intervention or request for hearing, and the position and interest of the petitioner in this proceeding.

If you wish to intervene in this matter or request a public hearing that you will attend, or want to make a statement, protest or public comment, and you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, please call the Commission at (307) 777-7427 or write to the Wyoming Public Service Commission at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002, to make arrangements. Communications impaired persons may also contact the Commission by accessing Wyoming Relay at 711. Please mention Docket No. 30010-191-GP-20 (Record No. 15622) in your communications.

Dated: November 13, 2020.

PUBLISHED: Nov. 19, 25, 2020           11195

 

NOTICE

To the ESTATE OF CLAUDE RONALD TRIBBLE, any heirs, devises, legatees and assigns. Said individuals, or companies being persons indicated to have an interest in the real property described below according to the records of the Lincoln County Clerk, Lincoln County, Wyoming.

You are hereby notified that the following real property was sold by the Lincoln County Treasurer for delinquent taxes, and a Certificate of Purchase for unpaid taxes was issued on July 29th, 2015:

SVR UN 01 AMENDED L 86 T35 R119 S24

Legal Description on Tax Statement:

GEO PIN # 12-3519.24.1.01.074.00

SVR UN O1 AMENDED L 86 T35 R119 S24

Certificate of Purchase No. 104673 was issued to the purchaser of the real property. The real property subject to the Certificate of Purchase was assessed in the name of TRIBBLE, CLAUDE RON. The Certificate of Purchase covers delinquent taxes and/or special assessments for the tax years of 2014. Jennifer Martin purchased the above referenced Certificate and is now the owner and holder of such certificate.

YOU WILL FURTHER TAKE NOTICE THAT UNLESS YOU REDEEM SAID PROPERTY BY PAYING ALL TAXES, COSTS, AND FEES COVERED BY THE CERTIFICATE OF PURCHASE TO THE LINCOLN COUNTY TREASURER WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF SERVICE OF THIS NOTICE, THE UNDERSIGNED WILL APPLY FOR A TREASURER’S TAX DEED PURSUANT TO WYOMING STATUTE  § 39-13-108. UPON ISSUANCE OF THE TAX DEED, YOUR RIGHT OF REDEMPTION WILL EXPIRE.

Pursuant to Wyoming Statute § 39-13-108, you are notified that the issuance of a tax deed is subject to the right of redemption. The right of redemption requires payment to the county treasurer of the amount of taxes represented by the tax sale certificate for the year the taxes were levied or assessed and any subsequent taxes paid and interest accrued as of the date payment is made to the county treasurer.

Jennifer Martin, 

Certificate of Purchase Holder

Danielle L. Schumacher, 7-4993

Attorney for Certificate Holder Schumacher Law, P.C.

409 Paulson Street

Rock Springs, WY 82901

Phone: (307) 382-7700

Fax: (307) 382-7701

[email protected]

PUBLISHED: Nov. 19, 25, Dec. 2, 2020           11194

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Wyoming Public Service Commission (Commission) approved the Application of Questar Gas Company d/b/a Dominion Energy Wyoming (Dominion Energy or Company) for authority to adjust the amortization of the Conservation Enabling Tariff (CET) account balance, which will appear on customer bills as an adjustment to the non-gas cost portion of the Company’s Wyoming General Service (GS) rates. The Commission’s approval is subject to notice, protest, intervention, refund, change, further investigation, opportunity for hearing and further order of the Commission.

In the GS rate, the current CET surcharge is $2.60229 per dekatherm (Dth) for Block 1 (monthly usage up to 45 Dth) and $2.35229 per Dth for Block 2 (monthly usage above 45 Dth). In its Application, Dominion Energy represented that the CET accrual as of August 2020 ended in an under-collected balance of $520,001. In this filing, Dominion Energy proposes to implement a CET rate of $0.14909 per Dth for Block 1 and $0.13477 per Dth for Block 2. These rates represent a decreased surcharge from the currently effective rates; the net effect is a decrease to the current GS rates. Exhibit 1.4 to the Application provides that a residential GS customer using 90 Dth annually will experience a decrease of $1.08 annually, or 0.15% from $712.12 annual billed cost at current rates to $711.04 under the proposed rates.

Dominion Energy’s Application is on file at the Commission’s offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming and at the Company’s business office at 1005 D Street, Rock Springs, Wyoming, and any interested person may inspect the Application during regular business hours or online at: http://psc.state.wy.us/.

Anyone who wants to file an intervention petition, request for a public hearing, or a statement, public comment or protest in this matter must file in writing with the Commission on or before December 11, 2020. A proposed intervention or request for hearing must set forth the grounds under which they are made and the position and interest of the petitioner in this proceeding. Please mention Docket No. 30010-192-GT-20 (Record No. 15623) in your communications.

If you want to intervene in this matter or request a public hearing that you will attend, or want to make a statement, a protest or a public comment, and you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Commission at (307) 777-7427, or write to the Commission at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002, to make arrangements.  Communications impaired persons may also contact the Commission by accessing Wyoming Relay at 711.

Dated: November 13, 2020.

PUBLISHED: Nov. 19, 25, 2020           11196

 

MEETING NOTICE

The South Lincoln Special Cemetery District will be holding a special meeting on Thursday November 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm to discuss removal of a tree in the Kemmerer Cemetery.

PUBLISHED: Nov. 19, 2020     11193

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Rules, notice is hereby given of the Application of Questar Gas Company d/b/a Dominion Energy Wyoming (Dominion or the Company), for approval of the 2021 year budget for Energy Efficiency Programs.

Dominion is a public utility as defined by Wyo. Stat. § 37-1-101(a)(vi)(D), subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction pursuant to Wyo. Stat. § 37-2-112.

On October 29, 2020, Dominion submitted its Application requesting approval of its 2021 year budget and modification to the ThermWise® Energy Efficiency Programs pursuant to Wyo. Stat. § 37-2-121, Commission Rule Chapter 3, Section 21, and the Commission’s Order issued on February 6, 2013, in Docket No. 30010-119-GT-12 (Record No. 13321). 

Dominion proposes continuing the five existing ThermWise® Energy Efficiency Programs (Programs). The five programs are the: [i] Appliance Rebates Program; [ii] Builder Rebates Program; [iii] Business Rebates Program; [iv] Home Energy Plan Program; and [v] Weatherization Rebates Program.

The Company proposes the addition of dual-fuel heating systems and energy recovery ventilation to the existing mix of rebate-eligible equipment in the Appliance Rebates Program in 2021. The Company proposes to offer an $800 rebate for single family homes and a $450 rebate for multifamily properties that purchase and install dual-fuel heating systems. The Company proposes to change the rebate efficiency standard for the current fireplace rebate measure from annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) to fireplace efficiency (FE) in 2021.

Under the Builder Rebates Program, the Company proposes to add the dual-fuel heating system and energy recovery ventilation rebates, make the change from AFUE to FE for fireplaces in 2021 and eliminate the builder rebate credit. Under the Business Rebates Program, the Company proposes to add the dual-fuel heating system rebate. The Company proposes no major changes to the Home Energy Plan or the Weatherization Rebates Program.

Dominion projects the total 2021 budget for the Programs and Market Transformation Initiative to be $163,593, a decrease of 23% from the 2020 budget. Dominion states the requested budget decrease is due to lower expected participation in the 2021 Wyoming ThermWise® programs and expected reductions in administrative and rebate processing costs in 2021, which the Company attributes to the lingering impacts of COVID-19. The Company projects a total natural gas savings at 5,863 Dth/year, 28% below its projected 2020 natural gas savings estimate.

This is not a complete description of the Application. Dominion’s Application is on file at the Company’s business office located at 1005 D Street, Rock Springs, Wyoming, and at the Commission’s offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The Application is available for inspection by any interested person during regular business hours or online at psc.wyo.gov.  Please mention Docket No. 30010-194-GT-20 (Record No. 15640) in your communications.

Anyone desiring to file a statement, public comment, protest, intervention petition, or request for a public hearing in this matter must file in writing with the Commission on or before December 4, 2020. A proposed intervention or request for hearing must set forth the grounds under which they are made and the position and interest of the petitioner in this proceeding.

 If you wish to intervene in this matter or request a public hearing that you will attend, or if you wish to file a statement, public comment, or protest, and you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Commission at (307) 777-7427, or write to the Commission at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002, to make arrangements.  Communications impaired persons may also contact the Commission by accessing Wyoming Relay at 711. 

Dated: November 4, 2020.

PUBLISHED: Nov. 12,19, 2020 11124

 

CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

The Kemmerer City Council met in regular session this 26th day of October, 2020, at 7:04 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, Kemmerer, Wyoming.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  Present on roll call were Mayor Anthony Tomassi, Councilman Robert Bowen, Councilman Bill Price, Councilman Mark Quinn, Councilman John Sawaya.  Councilman Eric Rudy and Councilman Bill Thek were absent.

Motion was made by Councilman Quinn to unexcused the absence of Councilman Rudy and Councilman Thek; seconded by Councilman Bowen and unanimously approved by Council present.

Motion was made by Councilman Sawaya to approve the agenda of October 26, 2020, as presented, seconded by Councilman Bowen and unanimously approved by Council present.

VISITORS COMMENTS & PETITIONS:

None

CONSENT AGENDA:

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

(a) approval of the minutes of October 12, 2020, as presented;

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

14297 UMWA $198.60           14298 Big Pee Ind., Inc.          $360.00

14299 Centurylink       13.47   14300 Centurylink       681.33

14301 CPS Distributors           134.13 14302 Crank Companies, Inc. 2,059.21

14303 Delta Dental     2,207.85          14304 Dever, Paul      33.00

14305 Dominion Energy         1,251.11          14306 Estate of Eva Wilson    297.33

14307 Friday, Marshall           10.00   14308 Interwest Supply Co., Inc.        712.24

14309 JUB Engineers, Inc.       686.37 14310 Kilgore Companies, LLC           77,602.05

14311 Personnel Screening Srvs.       230.00 14312 Refuse Equipment Sales          328.49

14313 Shums Coda Assoc.      1,380.00          14314 South Cty. Veg. Mgmt. 865.86

14315 Star Valley Humus       680.00 14316 Uinta Appraisal Co.      1,000.00

14317 UMB Card Center         13,488.94        14318 Wagner & Wagner, Inc.           1,657.62

14319 WAM-WCCA    758.00 14320 Wells Fargo Fin. Lease. 289.00

10/15/20 3rd Qrt Wor. Comp-ACH    12,131.77        10/14/20 Fed. Tax Dep. – ACH           12,701.71

10/14/20 Expert Pay – ACH    96.54   10/14/20 Diers, Natasia-ACH 1,399.21

10/14/20 Payroll Dir. Dep. - ACH       41,531.96        10/14/20 ICMA-ACH   225.00

10/14/20 City Flex Deposit - ACH       100.00 10/14/20 AFLAC-ACH 260.18

10/14/20 Orchard Trust-ACH 795.00

OLD BUSINESS:

None

NEW BUSINESS:

(a) Motion was made by Councilman Bowen to approve the four fee waiver requests (Kemmerer JSHS ACT testing, Class of 2021 Prom, SLMC Health Fair, and the Holiday and Magic Boutique Committee) for the South Lincoln Training & Event Center for events between November 2020 and October 2021; seconded by Councilman Sawaya and unanimously approved by Council present.

(b) Motion was made by Councilman Sawaya to authorize staff to go forward with purchasing the Canyon Road Snow Dump property for $18,000 with the contract including the legal description of the 3.6 acres and finalize the closing date as November 6, 2020; seconded by Councilman Price and unanimously approved by Council present.

(c) Motion was made by Councilman Bowen to return $18,000 to Tom and Corrine Crank in exchange for the quitclaim deed for the Old Kemmerer Hotel property; seconded by Councilman Quinn and unanimously approved by Council present.

(d) Motion was made by Councilman Bowen to authorize staff to submit a letter of interest to WYDOT for the chip and seal project opportunity in 2021; seconded by Councilman Price and unanimously approved by Council present.

COMMENTS:

City Administrator, Brian Muir, made comments.  Councilman Quinn and Mayor Tomassi made comments.

There being no further business before Council, Councilman Bowen made a motion to adjourn the meeting; seconded by Councilman Sawaya and unanimously approved by Council; 8:05 p.m.

CITY OF KEMMERER, WYOMING

     BY: ANTHONY TOMASSI, MAYOR

ATTEST: GLENDA R. YOUNG

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIRECTOR

PUBLISHED: Nov. 19, 2020     11193

 

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE STATE OF WYOMING

IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF LINCOLN

THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT

IN THE MA ITER OF THE ESTATE OF:   )

LEON GALLENSON,     ) Probate No.: PR-2020-58

      Deceased.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR DECREE OF SUMMARY DISTRIBUTION OF PROPERTY

To all person interested in the Estate of Leon Gallenson, you are hereby notified that on the 19th day of October, 2020, Claiming Distributee, Mavis Sybil Gallenson, filed an Application for Decree of Summary Distribution of Property in the Office of the Clerk of District Court, Third Judicial District, in said County and State. Objections to the Application must be filed with the Clerk before the expiration of thirty (30) days after the date of the first publication of this Notice. DATED this 4th day of November, 2020.

Anne Kent Droppert

Geittmann Larson Swift LLP

155 E. Pearl Ave., Suite 100

P.O. Box 1226

Jackson, Wyoming 83001

(307) 733-5890 - voice (

307) 734-0544 -facsimile

Wyoming Bar Registration No. 7-5275

PUBLISHED: Nov. 12, 19, 2020           11121

 

Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality

PUBLIC NOTICE: 

In accordance with Chapter 6, Section 2(m) of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations, notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to approve a request by Williams Field Services Company to modify the Opal Gas Plant by updating existing facility emissions and equipment.  The Opal Gas Plant is located in Sections 22 and 27, T21N, R114W, approximately one (1) mile west of Opal, in Lincoln County, Wyoming.

For the duration of the public comment period, the permit application, the agency’s analysis, and the public notice are available for public inspection online at https://openair.wyo.gov, utilizing facility ID F000919 and permit number P0029251 under permits.  Additionally, during the state of emergency declared by Governor Gordon on March 13, 2020, if you have questions about or need assistance accessing the materials, please contact Nancy Vehr, Air Quality Division Administrator, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th St., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002, by fax at 307-635-1784, via phone at 307-777-3746, or via email at [email protected] In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities.

Written comments may be directed to Nancy Vehr, Administrator, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th St., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 or by fax (307) 635-1784.  Please reference A0011302 in your comment.  Comments submitted by email will not be included in the administrative record.  All comments received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, December 21, 2020 will be considered in the final determination on this application.  A public hearing will be conducted only if in the opinion of the administrator sufficient interest is generated or if an aggrieved party so requests.  For the duration of the state of emergency declared by Governor Gordon on March 13, 2020, public hearings will be conducted telephonically. Para español, visite deq.wyoming.gov.

PUBLISHED: Nov. 19, 2020     11191

 

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 of Rocky Mountain Power (RMP or the Company) requesting authority to increase rates on deferred Net Power Costs (NPC) pursuant to Tariff Schedule 95; and to decrease rates pursuant to Tariff Schedule 93, Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) and Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) emission allowances. The public hearing is set to commence on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 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 April 15, 2020, the Company submitted an Application together with testimony, exhibits and revised tariff sheets requesting authority to revise and change rates pursuant to two different rate schedules: [i] its Energy Cost Adjustment Mechanism (ECAM) Tariff Schedule 95, requesting approval to increase rates by $7.4 million to recover deferred NPC; and, [ii] its REC and SO2 revenue adjustment mechanism (RRA) Tariff Schedule 93, requesting approval to decrease rates by $604 thousand to reflect the sale of RECs and SO2  emission allowances.  The total ECAM deferral from calendar year 2019 was a charge of approximately $13.9 million, which consists of: [i] deferred ECAM costs after the 30 percent (30%) sharing band; [ii] accrued interest of approximately $686 thousand; [iii] a credit of approximately $17 thousand from the 2018 ECAM; [iv] an decrease of approximately $16 thousand from the 2019 ECAM; and, [v] a credit of $100 thousand related to the settlement of the 2017 ECAM.

On June 9, 2020, pursuant to due notice, the Commission approved RMP’s application on an interim basis.

The following table summarizes the proposed price changes by tariff rate schedule.  Within each rate schedule, the percentage change to individual customers may be higher or lower than the average due to rate design, customer load factors, and usage characteristics.  The combined effect of the 2019 RRA and ECAM in this Application represents an overall proposed rate increase of approximately $13.9 million or approximately 1.13 percent (1.13%).

Residential     

Schedule 2      0.85%

General Service          

Schedule 25    0.80%

Schedule 28    1.13%

Large General Service

Schedule 33    1.16%

Schedule 46    1.35%

Schedule 48T  1.22%

Irrigation        

Schedule 40    1.02%

Schedule 210  0.72%

Lighting Schedules      0.45%

Overall 1.13%

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/npy-xsew-unh

Attend by telephone and actively participate by dialing:

(573) 609-8579 (PIN: 867788546#).

To attend without actively participating dial: (877) 735-7186.

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. 20000-582-EM-20 (Record No. 15550) 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: November 5, 2020

PUBLISHED: Nov. 12, 19, 2020           11123

 

 

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