CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
The Kemmerer City Council met in regular session this 9th day of December, 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 John Sawaya, and Councilman Mark Quinn. Absent were Councilman Vance Chamberlain and Councilman Eric Rudy.
Motion was made by Councilman Quinn to unexcuse the absence of Councilman Chamberlain and Councilman Rudy; seconded by Councilman Bowen and unanimously approved by Council present.
Motion was made by Councilman Sawaya to approve the agenda for December 9, 2019 as presented; seconded by Councilman Quinn and unanimously approved by Council present
VISITORS’ COMMENTS AND PETITIONS:
Mike Kidman, of the firm Jones-Simkins, gave a presentation on the City of Kemmerer FY 18-19- Audit.
Motion was made by Councilman Bowen to approve the items on the consent agenda; seconded by Councilman Quinn and unanimously approved by Council present. Those items were:
(a) Approval of the minutes of November 25, 2019 as presented;
(b) Approval of the payment of bills, payroll and ACH payments;
13539 NCPERS Life Insurance $64.00
13540 Wyo. Retirement Sys. $15,559.86
13541 All West Communications 161.40
13542 Auto Inn Repair 3,847.40
13543 Big Country Properties 140.00
13544 Bridger Valley Propane 1,107.50
13545 Bugman Inc. 210.00
13546 City of Kemmerer 1,500.07
13547 Clark Equipment Co. 794.68
13548 Compression Leasing Serv 750.00
13549 Idaho Communications 2,499.75
13550 Freedom Mailing Services 773.52
13551 Holland Equipment 186.48
13552 Frank Hyatt 20.00
13553 Interwest Supply Co. 1,619.16
13554 Jive Communications 326.38
13555 Richard Landreth 60.50
13556 Linc. Co. Sheriff Office 2,420.00
13557 Netwize 1,820.00
13558 Rocky Mountain Power 10,543.34
13559 Uinta Bank 3,955.83
13560 UMB Card Center 13,372.54
13561 VSP of Wyoming 252.99
13562 WEBT 285.00
13563 Wells Fargo Leasing 289.00
13564 Western Wyoming Beverage 22.00
13565 Wex Bank 1,192.70
13566 Wilinson Barker Kanuer 4,395.50
13567 Wyo. Dept. of Env. Quality 250.00
13568 Xerox Corporation 355.36
11/27/19 ICMA Retirement ACH 225.00
11/27/19 Orchard Trust ACH 670.00
11/27/19 Expert Pay ACH 119.62
11/27/19 Federal Tax Dep. 10,772.22
11/27/19 Payroll Direct Dep. 38,444.42
11/27/19 City Flex Acct Dep. 400.00
(c) Acceptance of the FY 18-19 Audit;
(d) Renewal of Lease at the Old Town Hall with Sheena Sellers;
(e) Approve application of grant with Wyoming Community Foundation;
(f) Approve supplemental contact with JUB.
Council reviewed the city’s snow policy.
Also discussed was the city assisting the school district in pulling buses out of snow drifts and also police officers helping to push citizens' vehicles out of snow drifts. City attorney was directed to propose an agreement with the school district.
Comments were made by Councilman Bowen, City Administrator Muir, Councilman Quinn, and Mayor Tomassi,
There being no further business before Council, motion was made by Councilman Bowen the meeting be adjourned: seconded by Councilman Quinn and unanimously approved by Council present, 7:50 p.m.
CITY OF KEMMERER, WYOMING
BY: ANTHONY TOMASSI, MAYOR
ATTEST: GLENDA R. YOUNG,
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIRECTOR
PUBLISHED: Jan. 16, 2020 01163
ABANDONED VEHICLE SALE
In regard to the silver 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, VIN # 3VW2K7AJ2DM281754. The vehicle was abandoned on or about May 15, 2019. That Diamondville Collision Center, Diamondville, Wyoming, 83116 has applied for a title from the Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, Kemmerer, Wyoming, 83101. Last owner on record is: Gregory Hutchison. An auction/sale will be held on January 20, 2020 at noon at Diamondville Collision Center, 201 Sublet Avenue, Diamondville, Wyoming 83116. A minimum bid of $4,563.00 is being required to cover the cost of expenses for removal, storage, custody, preservation, sale of vehicle, repairs and servicing.
PUBLISHED: Jan. 9, 16, 2020 11091
Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Procedural Rules, notice is hereby given of Rocky Mountain Power’s (RMP or the Company) application requesting an accounting order to defer costs related to repowering wind plants or for alternate relief (Application).
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 December 30, 2019, RMP filed an Application requesting authority to [i] defer for future recovery, the costs associated with the repowering of its Glenrock I, Glenrock III, Rolling Hills, Seven Mile I, Seven Mile II, High Plains, McFadden Ridge, Dunlap, Marengo I, Marengo II and Goodnoe Hills wind facilities (Repowering Project); [ii] defer for future recovery, the costs and benefits associated with the repowering of its Leaning Juniper wind plant; and [iii] alternatively, if the Commission determines that the Repowering Project’s or Leaning Juniper’s costs and the Production Tax Credit (PTC) benefits are not appropriate for deferred accounting, the Company requests an order allowing it to remove the benefits of the Repowering Project and Leaning Juniper from the Energy Cost Adjustment Mechanism (ECAM) until the rate effective date of the Company’s next general rate case.
RMP states it is nearing completion of its Repowering Project and Leaning Juniper and its requested deferral will allow the Company to recover its prudently incurred costs from 2019 and those it will incur in 2020. RMP seeks to record and defer for later recovery, [a] the return on investment; [b] depreciation expense; [c] operation and maintenance costs; [d] property taxes; [e] wind taxes, if assessed; [f] incremental net power costs; and [g] PTC benefits, associated with its Repowering Project and Leaning Juniper, on a monthly basis, beginning when the facilities are placed into service, until rates from the Company’s next general rate case become effective.
RMP states it is seeking to appropriately match the realization by its customers of the benefits from the Repowering Project and Leaning Juniper, through the ECAM. The Company also notes its Repowering Project, and the associated costs, received Commission approval and were found to be in the public interest. Additionally, RMP states the Repowering Project and Leaning Juniper will be subject to a public process in which parties will have an opportunity to review these wind projects and any associated costs.
This is not a complete description of the Application. Interested persons may inspect the Application at the Commission’s offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming during regular business hours. The Application may also be viewed on the Commission’s data management system at https://dms.wyo.gov/external/publicusers.aspx.
Anyone desiring to file a public comment, statement, intervention petition, protest or request for a public hearing in this matter must do file with the Commission in writing on or before February 14, 2020. 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 refer to Docket No. 20000-575-EA-19 (Record No. 15414) in your communications.
Dated: January 14, 2020.
PUBLISHED: Jan. 16, 2020 11164
FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE
WHEREAS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a default in the payment under the terms of a secured and perfected Note has occurred. The Note is secured by a Mortgage dated October 10, 2008 and recorded on October 14, 2008 at REC # 942866 Book 707, Page 20 in the records of Lincoln County, Wyoming from Charise L McOmber and Lemont Merritt and Lee Merritt and Larry McOmber, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Countrywide Bank, FSB for the amount of $177,493.00. The Mortgage having been assigned to and now in possession of Lakeview Loan Servicing, LLC , through assignments recorded on October 22, 2012 at REC# 967507 Book 796, Page 663 and November 12, 2013 at REC# 974117 Book 824, Page 37 in the records of Lincoln County, Wyoming.
WHEREAS the Mortgage contains a power of sale, which by reason of the default that has occurred, the Mortgagee has declared to become operative, and no suit or proceeding has been instituted to recover the debt secured by the Mortgage, or any part thereof, nor has any suit or proceeding instituted and the same discontinued and:
WHEREAS written Notice of Intent to Foreclose by Sale and Advertisement has been served upon the record owner and party in possession of the mortgaged premises at least ten (10) days prior to commencement of the publication, and the amount due upon the Mortgage at the date of first publication of this notice of sale being the total sum of $168,498.35 which consists of the unpaid principal balance of $150,648.42, plus outstanding charges, attorney fees, costs expected, accruing interest and late charges after the date of first publication of this notice.
WHEREAS this property being foreclosed upon may be subject to other liens and encumbrances that will not be extinguished at the sale and any prospective purchaser should research the status of title before submitting a bid.
NOW, THEREFORE Lakeview Loan Servicing, LLC as Mortgagee, will have the Mortgage foreclosed as by law provided by having the mortgaged property sold at public venue by the Sheriff or Deputy Sheriff in and for Lincoln County, Wyoming to the highest bidder for cash on January 21, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the front door of the Lincoln County Courthouse located at 925 Sage Avenue, Kemmerer, Wyoming 83101. For application on the above described amounts secured by the Mortgage, said mortgaged property being described as follows, to wit:
LOT ONE (1) OF BLOCK TWO (2) OF THE FAIRVIEW TOWNSITE, LINCOLN COUNTY, WYOMING, AS DESCRIBED ON THE OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF RECORDED MARCH 9, 1989, AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 699617 AND MAP NUMBER 293, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK, LINCOLN COUNTY, WYOMING, THE METES AND BOUNDS DESCRIPTION BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
A PORTION OF THE NE¼NW¼ OF SECTION 10, T31N R199W OF THE 6TH P.M., LINCOLN COUNTY, WYOMING BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
BEGINNING AT A POINT SOUTH 89°33’44” WEST, 227 FEET OF A BRASS CAP MONUMENT FOUND MARKING THE INTERSECTION OF THE PROPOSED CENTERLINE OF FAIRVIEW-NORTH COUNTY ROAD NO. 12-142 WITH THE CENTERLINE OF THE FIRST WEST STREET, BEING 660.83 FEET SOUTH 89°33’44” WEST, FROM THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID NE¼NW¼;
THENCE SOUTH 0°01’22” WEST, 140.56 FEET
THENCE SOUTH 7°11’05” WEST, 107.84 FEET
THENCE SOUTH 89°12’37” WEST 89.822 FEET
THENCE NORTH 0°01’08” WEST 248 FEET TO THE SAID CENTERLINE OF FAIRVIEW NORTH ROAD; THENCE NORTH 89°33’44” EAST ALONG SAID CENTERLINE, 103.415 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
LOT EIGHT (8) OF BLOCK TWO (2) OF THE FAIRVIEW TOWNSITE, LINCOLN COUNTY, WYOMING, AS DESCRIBED ON THE OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF RECORDED MARCH 9, 1989, AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 699167 AND MAP NUMBER 293, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK, LINCOLN COUNTY, WYOMING, THE METES AND BOUNDS DESCRIPTION BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
A PORTION OF THE NE¼NW¼ OF SECTION 10, T31N R199W OF THE 6TH P.M., LINCOLN COUNTY, WYOMING BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
BEGINNING AT A BRASS MONUMENT FOUND MARKING THE INTERSECTION OF THE PROPOSED CENTERLINE OF FAIRVIEW-NORTH COUNTY ROAD NO. 12-142 WITH THE CENTERLINE OF THE FIRST WEST STREET, BEING 660.83 FEET SOUTH 89°33’44” WEST, FROM THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID NE¼NW¼;
THENCE SOUTH 0°01’22”EAST, ALONG THE LAST SAID CENTERLINE 140.56 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 89°33’44” WEST, PARALLEL WITH THE FIRST SAID CENTERLINE, 227.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 0°01’22” WEST, PARALLEL WITH THE CENTERLINE OF SAID FIRST WEST STREET, 140.56 FEET TO SAID CENTERLINE OF FAIRVIEW-NORTH ROAD;
THENCE NORTH 89°33’44” EAST ALONG SAID CENTERLINE, 227.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
With an address of 229 First West Ave, Fairview, Wyoming 83119. Together with all improvements thereon situated and all fixtures and appurtenances, thereto.
Lakeview Loan Servicing, LLC
Scott D. Toebben, Wyoming State Bar No. 7-5690
Randall S. Miller & Associates, P.C. - CO
216 16th Street, Suite 1210
Denver, CO 80202
PUBLISHED: Dec. 24, 2019, Jan. 2, 9,16, 2020 12242
NOTICE of PUBLIC COMMENT HEARINGS
RESCHEDULING OF MAY 5-6, 2020 PUBLIC EVIDENTIARY HEARING
(Issued January 10, 2020)
Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act, Wyo. Stat. § 37-1-101, et seq., and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Rules, notice is hereby given that the Commission will hold two Public Comment Hearings in Docket No. 90000-147-XI-19, the Commission’s investigation pursuant to Wyo. Stat. § 37-2-117 to assure that long-term resource decisions made by PacifiCorp, D/B/A in Wyoming as Rocky Mountain Power (RMP) as reflected in the Integrated Resource Plan (2019 IRP) filed by RMP on October 18, 2019, are consistent with applicable Wyoming public utility law and the public interest, and that the results of RMP’s Coal Study conducted in connection with the development of the 2019 IRP is sufficiently understood by the Commission and other interested parties.(The Commission initiated an investigation of the Coal Study in Docket No. 90000-144-XI-19, which has been consolidated with Docket No. 90000-147-XI-19. Additional information about the 2019 IRP and the Commission’s related investigation(s) is available at https://dms.wyo.gov/external/publicusers.aspx.
The first Public Comment Hearing will be held on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the South Lincoln Training & Event Center, 215 Wyoming Highway 233 Suite A, in Kemmerer. Please note that the location of this Public Comment Hearing has been changed. (Previously planned for the Kemmerer City Council Chambers at 220 State Hwy 223)
The second Public Comment Hearing will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at the Rock Springs City Council Chambers located at 212 D Street from 11:00 am to 2:00 p.m.
These public comment hearings will be conducted in accordance with the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Commission’s Rules. All interested persons may appear and be heard, either in person or through counsel.
If you wish to attend this hearing and 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 to 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. 90000-147-XI-19.
The Public Evidentiary Hearing in this matter, previously scheduled for May 5-6, 2020, has been rescheduled. It is now scheduled to commence July 13, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission’s hearing room at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300 in Cheyenne.
PUBLISHED: Jan. 16, 2020 11161
Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality
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 Gravity Oilfield Services LLC to modify the multiple portable engine fleet by adding ten (10) 70 hp LTRNG45 4.3L engines (ENG141-ENG150) to the list of potential engines operating as part of the fleet. The multiple portable engine fleet will operate at various oil and gas well sites in Albany, Big Horn, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Crook, Fremont, Goshen, Hot Springs, Johnson, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Niobrara, Park, Platte, Sheridan, Sweetwater, Teton, Uinta, Washakie and Weston Counties, 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 F027449 and permit number P0027048 under permits. This material may also be viewed online, at the above URL, utilizing a public computer at the Albany County Library, Laramie, Wyoming; Big Horn County Library, Basin, Wyoming; Campbell County Library, Gillette, Wyoming; Carbon County Library, Rawlins, Wyoming; Converse County Library, Douglas, Wyoming; Crook County Library, Sundance, Wyoming; Fremont County Library, Lander, Wyoming; Goshen County Library, Torrington, Wyoming; Hot Springs County Library, Thermopolis, Wyoming; Johnson County Library, Buffalo, Wyoming; Laramie County Library, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Lincoln County Library, Kemmerer, Wyoming; Natrona County Library, Casper, Wyoming; Niobrara County Library, Lusk, Wyoming; Park County Library, Cody, Wyoming; Platte County Library, Wheatland, Wyoming; Sheridan County Library, Sheridan Wyoming; Sweetwater County Library, Green River, Wyoming; Teton County Library, Jackson, Wyoming; Uinta County Library, Evanston, Wyoming; Washakie County Library, Worland, Wyoming; Weston County Library, Newcastle, Wyoming. Additionally, for the duration of the public comment period a copy of this public notice is available for public inspection at the Albany County Clerk’s Office, Laramie, Wyoming; Big Horn County Clerk’s Office, Basin, Wyoming; Campbell County Clerk’s Office, Gillette, Wyoming; Carbon County Clerk’s Office, Rawlins, Wyoming; Converse County Clerk’s Office, Douglas, Wyoming; Crook County Clerk’s Office, Sundance, Wyoming; Fremont County Clerk’s Office, Lander, Wyoming; Goshen County Clerk’s Office, Torrington, Wyoming; Hot Springs County Clerk’s Office, Thermopolis, Wyoming; Johnson County Clerk’s Office, Buffalo, Wyoming; Laramie County Clerk’s Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, Kemmerer, Wyoming; Natrona County Clerk’s Office, Casper, Wyoming; Niobrara County Clerk’s Office, Lusk, Wyoming; Park County Clerk’s Office, Cody, Wyoming; Platte County Clerk’s Office, Wheatland, Wyoming; Sheridan County Clerk’s Office, Sheridan Wyoming; Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office, Green River, Wyoming; Teton County Clerk’s Office, Jackson, Wyoming; Uinta County Clerk’s Office, Evanston, Wyoming; Washakie County Clerk’s Office, Worland, Wyoming; Weston County Clerk’s Office, Newcastle, Wyoming. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities. 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 A0009696 in your comment. Comments submitted by email will not be included in the administrative record. All comments received by 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 18, 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. Para español, visite deq.wyoming.gov.
PUBLISHED: Jan. 16, 2020 01162