CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
October 11, 2021
The Kemmerer City Council met in regular session this 11th day of October, 2021, at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, Kemmerer, Wyoming. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Present on roll call were President of the Council Mark Quinn, Councilman Robert Bowen, Councilman Dale Hicks, Councilman Bill Price and Councilman Eric Rudy. Mayor William Thek, and Councilwoman Jamie Thornock were absent.
Motion was made by Councilman Price to excuse the absences of Mayor Thek and Councilwoman Thornock; seconded by Councilman Rudy and unanimously approved by Council present.
Motion was made by Councilman Bowen to approve the agenda as amended to remove from the Consent Agenda, Item (c), Appoint Dean Sherman to the Fossil Basin Promotion Board; seconded by Councilman Rudy and unanimously approved by Council present. Councilman Bowen then amended his motion to add an executive session and New Business Item (a), Appoint Dean Sherman to the Fossil Basin Promotion Board, to the agenda.
VISITOR’S COMMENTS AND PETITIONS:
Motion was made by Councilman Bowen to approve the items on the consent agenda as amended; seconded by Councilman Hicks and unanimously approved by Council present. Those items were:
(a) approval of the minutes of September 27, 2021 as presented;
(b) approval of the payment of the bills, payroll, and ACH payments as presented:
15073 Wyoming Retirement $22,893.63 15074 All West Communications $161.40
15075 Avfuel Corporation 12,415.03 15076 BCBS of Wyoming 31,018.00
15077 City of Kemmerer 5,098.91 15078 Corley, Richard & Jordan 60.00
15079 Crosland, Bryan 15.90 15080 DBT Transportation Srvs, LLC 1,667.43
15081 Deep Blue Pools and Spa 11,675.00 15082 Flowtech P.C.S 1,548.00
15083 Freedom Mailing Srvs, Inc. 822.50 15084 Harris Law Office, PC 1,000.00
15085 Intermountain Fire Prot. 3,574.00 15086 Kemmerer Gazette 1,573.98
15087 Lincoln Cty. Sheriff Office 2,360.00 15088 Logmein Communications, Inc. 367.37
15089 Mtn. West Business Solutions 73.80 15090 Norco, Inc. 128.45
15091 Pitney Bowes 407.37 15092 RMT 254.98
15093 Rocky Mtn. Power 8,394.72 15094 Shums Coda Associates 390.00
15095 Sublette Electric of Wyoming 1,646.18 15096 Transport Diesel Service, Inc. 1,518.27
15097 Verizon Wireless 654.33 15098 VSP of Wyoming 233.47
15099 WEBT 220.00 15100 WEX Bank 1,530.40
15101 WYDOT Financial Services 53,197.42 9/29/21 Federal Tax Deposit-ACH 11,063.51
9/29/21 Payroll Direct Deposit 39,671.95 9/8/21 World Pay 272.19
9/3/21 Western Wyo. Beverage 60.20 9/15/21 Teton Distributors 33.00
9/22/21 Western Wyo. Beverage 83.37
(a) Motion was made by Councilman Bowen to remove from the table the Cardboard Recycling Feasibility; seconded by Councilman Hicks an unanimously approved by Council present.
Motion was made by Councilman Hicks to go forward with Cardboard Recycling. Motion died as no second was made to the motion.
(b) Motion was made by Councilman Bowen to remove from the table the approval of Resolution No. 2021-790; seconded by Councilman Hicks and unanimously approved by Council present.
Motion was made by Councilman Hicks to pass, approve and adopt Resolution No 2021-790, A Resolution Amending Resolution 2015-711, Volunteer Appreciation at the Kemmerer Recreation Center; seconded by Councilman Price and unanimously approved by Council present.
Brian Muir, City Administrator, made comments. Councilman Price, Councilman Hicks and President of the Council Mark Quinn made comments.
Motion was made by Councilman Price to recess into executive session to discuss personnel; seconded by Councilman Hicks and unanimously approved by Council present; 7:23 p.m.
Motion was made by Councilman Price to convene into executive session; seconded by Councilman Rudy and unanimously approved by Council present; 7:28 p.m.
Motion was made by Councilman Bowen to adjourn executive session; seconded by Councilman Price and unanimously approved by Council present; 7:41 p.m.
Motion was made by Councilman Bowen to reconvene into regular session; seconded by Councilman Price and unanimously approved by Council present; 7:42 p.m.
Motion was made by Councilman Hicks to appoint Dean Sherman to the Fossil Basin Promotion Board for a term to expire on December 31, 2022; seconded by Councilman Price and unanimously approved by Council present.
There being no further business before the Council, Councilman Bowen made a motion to adjourn the meeting; seconded by Councilman Hicks and unanimously approved by Council present; 7:43 p.m.
CITY OF KEMMERER, WYOMING
BY: WILLIAM J THEK, MAYOR
ATTEST: NATASIA DIERS
PUBLISHED: Nov. 2, 2021 11021
Notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to issue a renewed Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations (WAQSR) Chapter 6, Section 3 operating permit to the following applicant for the Kemmerer Compressor Station in Lincoln County, Wyoming:
Northwest Pipeline LLC
PO Box 58900
Salt Lake City, UT 84158
The Kemmerer Compressor Station is located in Sections 2 and 3, Township 21 North, Range 118 West, Lincoln County, Wyoming (approximately 14 miles west of Kemmerer in Lincoln County, Wyoming). The facility compresses pipeline quality natural gas for transmission via an interstate natural gas pipeline.
Interested parties may examine the draft permit, permit application, and statement of basis for the permit on line at the Division’s website (https://openair.wyo.gov), utilizing facility ID F000631 and permit number P0029520 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.
Public comments or a request for a hearing must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. local time (Mountain) on December 2, 2021. Requests for a hearing shall be in writing and shall include the name and contact information of the person requesting the hearing, a brief statement identifying the purpose of the request, and a brief statement of the issues to be discussed. For the duration of the state of emergency declared by Governor Gordon on March 13, 2020, public hearings will be conducted telephonically. Written public comments or requests for a hearing should be directed to the Administrator, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 1ylh Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002. The FAX number for the Division is (307) 635-1784. Comments may also be submitted electronically through the Division’s website (http://aq.wyomingdeq.commentinput.com). Comments or requests submitted by email will not be included in the administrative record.
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PUBLISHED: Nov. 2, 2021 11023
Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Procedural Rules, the Commission hereby gives notice of the Application of Rocky Mountain Power (RMP or the Company) for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) to construct new wind turbines and update collector lines at the existing Foote Creek II-IV Wind Energy Facility as more fully described below:
RMP is a public utility, as defined in Wyo. Stat. §37-1-101(a)(vi)(C), providing retail electric service under certificates of public convenience and necessity issued by the Commission. RMP is subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction pursuant to Wyo. Stat. §37-2-112.
On October 12, 2021, the Company filed an Application together with supporting testimony and exhibits requesting a CPCN to [i] acquire generation plant assets, [ii] construct new wind turbines and associated infrastructure to replace the 64 previously installed wind turbines; [iii] update existing 34.5 kilovolt (kV) collector lines and install new meteorological instrumentation and communication infrastructure; and [iv] make other upgrades, as necessary, including to existing switchgear and controls equipment and limited road realignments necessary for access to new turbine locations, at the existing Foote Creek II-IV project site (the Foote Creek North Project). The Company’s Application included a Petition for Confidential Treatment and Protective Order.
The existing Foote Creek II-IV facilities are owned by Terra-Gen, LLC (Terra-Gen). The Company has negotiated a purchase and sale option agreement (PSOA) with Terra-Gen to acquire all of its interests in the Foote Creek II-IV facilities. The acquisition will allow RMP to construct the Foote Creek North Project, upon Commission approval. RMP will acquire 100 percent of the Foote Creek II-IV wind energy assets and associated interest necessary for the site to become the Foote Creek North Project. The Foote Creek North Project will be co-located with the Company’s adjacent Foote Creek I wind energy project and will share its operation and maintenance facilities and certain site infrastructure. Once the Foote Creek North Project is complete, 100 percent of the output from the Foote North Project will be used to serve the Company’s customers.
In its Application, RMP states that the Foote Creek North Project is a time limited opportunity that provide benefits to customers by [i] making full use of existing Company wind energy lease rights at a previously developed wind energy facility to continue energy production using larger, more efficient turbines; and [ii] qualifying the new wind turbines for federal production tax credits (PTCs), which expire 10 years after a facility’s commercial operation date. To achieve these benefits, the Company estimates construction of the new turbines to be complete by October 2023. The estimated total cost for the Foote Creek North Project is approximately $82 million. RMP intends to finance the Foote Creek North Project through its normal internal and external sources of capital.
This is not a complete description of RMP’s Application. You may review the Application at RMP’s Wyoming offices and at the Commission’s office in Cheyenne, Wyoming, during business hours or online at http://psc.wyo.gov.
Anyone desiring to file a statement, intervention petition, protest or request for a public hearing in this matter must do so, in writing, on or before November 26, 2021. Petitions shall set forth the grounds of the proposed intervention or request for hearing as well as the position and the interest of the petitioner in this proceeding. Please mention Docket No. 20000-606-EA-21 in all correspondence with the Commission.
If you wish to participate in this matter 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.
PUBLISHED: Nov. 2, 9, 2021 11022