11/14/2019 Kemmerer Gazette legal notices


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 S & L Industrial, The Contractor, on Highway Project Number P113029 in Lincoln County, consisting of landscaping 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 December 25, 2019.

The date of the first publication of this Notice is November 14, 2019.

STATE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION OF WYOMING

By: Rodney W. Freier, Jr.

Budget Manager

Budget Program

PUBLISHED: Nov. 14, 21, 2019 11145

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CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

The Kemmerer City Council met in regular session this 28th day of October, 2019, 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 Anthony Tomassi, Councilman Robert Bowen, Councilman Vance Chamberlain, and Councilman Mark Quinn.  Councilman Eric Rudy was absent.

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

Motion was made by Councilman Bowen to approve the agenda for October 28, 2019, as amended to include new business item (d) Representation Agreement with Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP and relocate Tabled Item (a) to after New Business Items; seconded by Councilman Chamberlain and unanimously approved by Council present.

VISITORS’ COMMENTS & PETITIONS

None.

PUBLIC HEARING

None.

PRESENTATIONS

Nick McArthur gave a presentation on his Eagle Scout project.

CONSENT AGENDA

Motion was made by Councilman Bowen 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 14, 2019 as presented;

(b) Approval of the payment of the bills and payroll as presented;

13440 NCPERS $64.00

13441 Auto Inn Repair, Inc.    $79.20

13442 Barnum, Dustin & Katie           60.50

13443 Bridger Valley Propane            513.75

13444 CEM Aquatics   1,113.00

13445 Centurylink       649.96

13446 Comtronix        210.00

13447 Delta Dental     2,276.60

13448 Dominion Energy         1,593.73

13449 Floors & More  3,750.00

13450 Harris Law Office, PC   750.00

13451 High Desert Const. Inc.            1,113.50

13452 JUB Engineers, Inc.       357.83

13453 Lincoln Cty. Landfill     9,012.00

13454 Marchione, Laverne     252.00

13455 Mtn. West Bus. Solutions        116.70

13456 Netwize           47.36

13457 One-Call of Wyoming  18.75

13458 Pedigree Stage Stop    2,000.00

13459 PEWAG Trac. Chain, Inc.          2,301.75

13460 Pitney Bowes   500.00

13461 Pitney Bowes, Inc.       99.00

13462 R & R Products, Inc.     535.45

13463 Ricoh USA, Inc. 153.45

13464 Sublette Electric of Wyo.         390.00

13465 Transp. Diesel Serv., Inc.          6,680.61

13466 UMB Card Center         14,322.17

13467 Upper Case Printing, Ink          125.67

13468 Val, Inc. 1,413.56

13469 Watchguard Video       705.00

13470 Wells Fargo Financial Lease    289.00

13471 Wyoming State Golf Assoc.     27.00

10/10/19 Qtrly WC Prem.-ACH          10,673.45

10/16/19 Expert Pay-ACH      119.62

10/16/19 Fed. Tax Dep.-ACH  12,041.85

10/16/19 Payroll Dir.Dep-ACH           42,195.76

10/16/19 Flex Acct. Dep-ACH 400.00

10/16/19 Orchard Trust-ACH 670.00

10/1619 ICMA-ACH    225.00

OLD BUSINESS:

None.

NEW BUSINESS:

(a) Motion was made by Councilman Chamberlain to appoint John Sawaya to the open seat for City Council Ward #2 to fill the unexpired term of Dave McGinnis through December 31, 2020; seconded by Councilman Quinn and unanimously approved by Council present.

(b) Councilman Sawaya was sworn into the council and joined the present council.

(c) Motion was made by Councilman Bowen to authorize the mayor to sign the MOU with Kemmerer Area Economic Development Diversification Committee; seconded by Councilman Chamberlain and unanimously approved by Council present.

(d) Motion was made by Councilman Quinn to authorize the mayor to sign the Representation Agreement with Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP for the Public Service Commission and IRP work in the amount not to exceed $10,000; seconded by Councilman Bowen and unanimously approved by Council present.

TABLED ITEMS:

Mayor Tomassi recused himself from the meeting: 7:17 p.m.

Motion was made by Councilman Quinn to remove from the table the awarding of the bid on the administration vehicle; seconded by Councilman Sawaya and unanimously approved by Council present.

(a) Motion was made by Councilman Quinn to purchase the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse in the amount of $27,548.00; seconded by Councilman Chamberlain and unanimously approved by Council present.

Mayor Tomassi rejoined the meeting: 7:24 p.m.

COMMENTS:

Chad Nielson made comments.  Councilman Quinn, Councilman Sawaya, and Councilman Bowen made comments.  Mayor Tomassi made comments.

There being no further business before the council, motion was made by Councilman Sawaya to adjourn the meeting; seconded by Councilman Quinn and unanimously approved by Council present, 7:31 p.m.

CITY OF KEMMERER, WYOMING

BY: ANTHONY TOMASSI, MAYOR

ATTEST: GLENDA R. YOUNG

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIRECTOR

PUBLISHED: Nov. 14, 2019     11142

 

PUBLIC NOTICE OF

BLASTING SCHEDULE

Pursuant to Public Law 95-87, Section 515 (b)(15)(A) of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977, and the Wyoming Environmental Quality Act, Statute 35-11-415, Duties of operator, and in accordance with the regulations authorized and promulgated thereunder, Kemmerer Operations, LLC hereby presents notice of blasting operations to be conducted at the Kemmerer Mine.  The specific locations are:

1-UD Complex,  a portion of Tracts 91, 95, 97, 98C, 98B, 99, 100, 101, and 103, T21N, R116W, the active pit area containing 200 acres, more or less, and all located within Lincoln County, WY.

Pit 2-UD,  a portion of Sec. 15, and a portion of Section 22, T20N, R117W, the active pit areas containing 310 acres, more or less, and all located within Lincoln County, WY.

I-Area Pit, a portion of or all of Lots 9 and 10 in section 30 and Tracts 80, 81, 82A, 82D, 84A, 84B, 84C, 84D, 85, 86, and 88, T21N R116W, the active pit areas containing 150 acres, more or less, and all within Lincoln County, WY.

Pit 10A & 10B, a portion of Tracts 93, 94, and 96 T21N, R116W, the active pit area containing 92 acres, more or less, and all located within Lincoln County, WY.

Skull Point Area 8 West, a portion of the W1/2 of section 34, T20N R117W, the active pit area containing 13 acres, more or less, and all located within Lincoln County, WY.

Blasting may be necessary on the above described locations of Kemmerer Operations, LLC’s Kemmerer Mine in order to maintain scheduled mining operations on the following dates in 2020:

January 1-31, 2020

February 1-28, 2020

March 1-31, 2020

April 1-30, 2020

May 1-31, 2020

June 1-30, 2020

July 1-31, 2020

August 1-31, 2020

September 1-30, 2020

October 1-31, 2020

November 1-30, 2020

December 1-31, 2020

Blasting may occur during daylight hours from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Access to the blasting area will be controlled prior to a blast by a mine representative.  Access shall remain closed until the blast area is checked and the “all clear” signal is aired.

The warning and all clear signals are as follows:

Pre-blast signal - Loud Wavering Tone - One Minute

All clear signal - Maintained Peak Tone - One Minute

All blasting will be conducted according to the above dates and schedules unless an emergency situation arises which indicates the need for an unscheduled detonation of blasting materials.  These emergency situations may be as follows:

  1. Rain
  2. Lightning
  3. Adverse Atmospheric conditions
  4. Any other unforeseen circumstances which may jeopardize the safety of persons, (operators or public) that may be in the vicinity of the mine site.

Should alterations to the above schedule be necessary, with exception given to emergency situations, further public notice will be advertised accordingly.

Kemmerer Mine

Kemmerer Operations, LLC

P.O. Box 950

Kemmerer, Wyoming  83101

Telephone: (307) 828-2200

PUBLISHED: Nov. 14, 2019     11140

 

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 Energy or Company), for approval of the 2020 year budget for Energy Efficiency Programs.

Dominion Energy 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 31, 2019, Dominion Energy submitted its Application requesting approval of its 2020 year budget and modification to the Therm Wise® 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 Energy 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 to change the Appliance Rebates Program by eliminating the 95% and 98% annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) furnaces which currently include an additional $50 rebate for electrically commutated motors (ECM) as rebate-eligible. Because of the elimination of the ECM, the Company proposes to rebate >95% and >98% AFUE furnaces at $300 and $350 respectively in 2020. The Company is also proposing to add smart water heater controllers as rebate-eligible measures in the Appliance Program in 2020. The Company proposes a $50 rebate for smart water heater controllers which meet the equipment specifications outlined in the Company’s Tariff. These two proposals also apply to the Builder Rebates Program. 

Under the Business Rebates Program, the Company will offer rebates to commercial GS customers who purchase and install qualifying natural gas efficiency measures. The Company proposes to continue this program with the elimination of the $50 ECM rebate and to establish the tiered rebate amounts for >95% and >98% AFUE furnaces at $300 and $350 respectively in 2020.  The Company also proposes to add one new tier of high efficiency boiler and one new tier of tankless water heaters to the list of current rebate-eligible equipment in the 2020 ThermWise Business Program.  The Company also proposes to introduce a pilot midstream incentive in 2020. Under this rebate method, the Company would pay rebates to boiler distributors, rather than directly to customers, as has been done historically.

The Company proposes no major changes to the Home Energy Plan or the Weatherization Rebates Program.

Dominion Energy projects the total 2020 budget for the Programs and Market Transformation Initiative to be $211,964, a decrease of 3% from the 2019 budget.  Dominion Energy states the requested budget decrease is due to lower expected participation in the 2020 Weatherization Program and expected reductions in administrative and rebate processing costs in 2020. The Company estimates a total natural gas savings at 7,994 Dth/year, 2% below the projected 2019 natural gas savings estimate.

This is not a complete description of the Application. Dominion Energy’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. 30010-186-GT-19 (Record No. 15381) 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 6, 2019.  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 6, 2019.

PUBLISHED: Nov. 14, 21, 2019           11144

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Procedural Rules, notice is hereby given of the Application of Questar Gas Company d/b/a Dominion Energy Wyoming (Dominion Energy or the Company), for approval to increase its distribution rates and charges for natural gas services by $3.5 million per annum and a rate of return of 7.46%.

Questar is a public utility as defined in Wyo. Stat. § 37-1-101(a)(vi)(D), subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction pursuant to Wyo. Stat. § 37-2-112. Dominion Energy currently has approximately 27,800 customers in Wyoming, including customers residing in the cities of Rock Springs, Green River, Kemmerer, Diamondville and Evanston. 

 On November 1, 2019, Dominion Energy filed its Application requesting Commission approval of the Company’s request to increase its distribution rates and charges for natural gas services by $3.5 million per annum, a return on equity of 10.5%, an overall rate of return of 7.46% and associated tariff amendments, effective September 1, 2020.

The Company states that failure to obtain the rate of relief requested to eliminate the deficiency of $3.5 million per annum will result in inadequate rates of return that will adversely impact the financial integrity of Dominion Energy’s public utility operations and its ability to provide necessary utility service to its Wyoming customers.

The effect of the proposed rate increase on typical Dominion Energy General Service customers who use 90 Decatherms per year will be an increase of about $96.32 per year, or approximately 13%.

This is not a complete description of the Application.  Interested persons may inspect the Application at Dominion Energy’s office located at 1005 D Street, Rock Springs, Wyoming, at the Commission’s offices located in Cheyenne, Wyoming, during regular business hours, or at the Commission’s web site at psc.wyo.gov.

Anyone desiring to file a public comment, statement, intervention petition, protest or request for a public hearing in this matter must so file with the Commission in writing on or before December 6, 2019. Any intervention request filed with the Commission 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.

If you wish to intervene in this matter or request a public hearing which you will attend and you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, call the Commission at (307) 777-7427 or write to the Commission, 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002. Communications-impaired persons may contact the Commission through Wyoming Relay at 711. Please mention Docket No. 30010-187-GT-19 (Record No. 15383) in your communications.

Dated: November 6, 2019.

PUBLISHED: Nov. 14, 21, 2019           11143

 

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 Wilson Brothers, The Contractor, on Highway Project Number DR34586 in Lincoln County, consisting of landslide mitigation, 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 December 25, 2019.

The date of the first publication of this Notice is November 14, 2019.

STATE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION OF WYOMING

By: Rodney W. Freier, Jr.

Budget Manager

Budget Program

PUBLISHED: Nov. 14, 21, 27, 2019     11141

 

STATE OF WYOMING  )           IN THE DISTRICT COURT

 COUNTY OF LINCOLN )           THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT

 IN THE MATTER OF THE         )

CHANGE OF NAME OF )  SS.    Civil Action Case No.

Joseph Patrick Burns   )           CV-2019-158-DC

Petitioner

NOTICE OF PUBLICATION

You are hereby notified that a Petition For Change of Name, Civil Action No. CV-2019-158-DC has been filed on behalf of Joseph Patrick Burns, in the Wyoming District Court for the 3rd Judicial District, whose address is 925 Sage Avenue, Kemmerer, WY 83101, the object and prayer of which is to change the name of the above-named person from Joseph Patrick Burns to Joseph Patrick Slovernick.

Any objection must be filed with the District Court within 30 days following the last date of publication of this notice, or an Order Granting Name Change may be granted without further notice.

DATED this 28th day of October, 2019.

BY CLERK OF COURT:

/S/ Shonda Hill, Clerk of District Court/Deputy

PUBLISHED: Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 2019      01313

 

STATE OF WYOMING  )           IN THE DISTRICT COURT

 COUNTY OF LINCOLN )           THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT

 IN THE MATTER OF THE         )

CHANGE OF NAME OF )  SS.    Civil Action Case No.

Linda Lee Burns          )                           CV-2019-157-DC

Petitioner

NOTICE OF PUBLICATION

You are hereby notified that a Petition For Change of Name, Civil Action No. CV-2019-157-DC has been filed on behalf of Linda Lee Burns, in the Wyoming District Court for the 3rd Judicial District, whose address is 925 Sage Avenue, Kemmerer, WY 83101, the object and prayer of which is to change the name of the above-named person from Linda Lee Burns to Linda Lee Slovernick.

Any objection must be filed with the District Court within 30 days following the last date of publication of this notice, or an Order Granting Name Change may be granted without further notice.

DATED this 28th day of October, 2019.

BY CLERK OF COURT:

/S/ Shonda Hill, Clerk of District Court/Deputy

PUBLISHED: Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 2019      01312

 

REQUEST FOR STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE KEMMERER MUNICIPAL AIRPORT ENGINEERING SERVICES

The City of Kemmerer, owner and operator of the Kemmerer Municipal Airport, Kemmerer, WY, is soliciting Statements of Qualifications and Experience from qualified airport consultants for engineering services for the Kemmerer Municipal Airport.

The Request for Statements of Qualifications and Experience solicits services for the following:

  • Seal coat and mark pavements (2021),
  • Construct SRE Building (2021),
  • Acquire mowing equipment (2022),
  • Rehabilitate Wildlife Fence (2022),
  • Rehabilitate R/W 16/34 lighting, install apron lighting, remove old GA terminal and relocate electrical (2024)

The Consultant must supply all information required by the Request for Statements of Qualifications and Experience. The City reserves the right to waive any informalities and minor irregularities in the submittals and to select the Consultant deemed, in the opinion of the Kemmerer Airport Committee and the Mayor and City Council of the City of Kemmerer, to be in the best interest of the Kemmerer Municipal Airport.

Statement of Qualification and Experience must be submitted to Brian Muir, City Administrator, City of Kemmerer, 220 State Highway 233, Kemmerer, WY  83101 no later than 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2019. Detailed Requests for Qualifications may be obtained by calling the Administrative Services Director at (307) 828-4075.

The City of Kemmerer seeks to obtain Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation in all activities at the Kemmerer Municipal Airport in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation, 49 CFR Part 23, Subpart F.

PUBLISHED: November 1, 7, 14, 21,2019       11070

 

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