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March Minutes

Minutes of the Proceedings
Board of County Commissioners
Prepared by the Office of the Clerk of Laramie County


Tuesday, March 03, 2015

00 The Laramie County Commissioners met in regular
session Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. Those
in attendance were Commissioner Amber Ash,
Chairman; Commissioner K.N. Buck Holmes, Vice-
Chairman; Commissioner Troy Thompson;
Commissioner Linda Heath; Commissioner Ron Kailey;
County Attorney Mark Voss; County Clerk Debbye
Lathrop and Deputy County Clerk Rhonda Bush.

Those signing the register were Bonnie Reider,
SCCDA; Seth Frentheway, CBTPE; Jim Cochran,
LCCD; Gary M. Hickman, CLCHD/Environmental
Health; Nick Trautner, CLCHD/Environmental Health;
Sarah Cook, CLCHD/Environmental Health; Russ
Dahlgren Dahlgren Consulting; George Moser,
Wyoming SEO; Sandra Newland, Laramie County
Grants; Todd Eldridge; Casey Palma, Steil Surveying;
Mike Smith; Lucas High, Wyoming Tribune Eagle;
Elizabeth Lanier

01 Commissioner Thompson moved to approve the
Minutes of Proceedings for February 17, 2015.
Commissioner Holmes seconded the motion, which
passed unanimously.

02 Commissioner Heath moved to approve the following
part-time salaries in the amount of $27,986.82 for
February 2015: Planning, $630.00; Public Works,
$200,00; Shooting Sports Center, $3,731.06;
Buildings/ Grounds, $13,617.74; Sheriff Operations,
$1,390.00; Detention Operations, $6,685.62; Coroner,
$1,150.00; Drug Court, $582.40. Commissioner
Thompson seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

03 Commissioner Heath moved to approve warrants in the
amount of $1,364,180.15 for February 2015.
Commissioner Thompson seconded the motion, which
passed unanimously. Documentation is filed in central
files with the County Clerk.

04 Commissioner Heath moved to approve the following
fees collected by various County entities for January
2015: Clerk of District Court, $9,265.55; Circuit Court,
$54,032.00; Planning and Development, $32,797.12;
County Clerk, $130,130.71; Drug Court, $475.00; DUI
Court, $760.00; Shooting Range, $19,596.38; Sheriff's
Department, $202,308.99. Commissioner Thompson
seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
Documentation is filed in central files with the County Clerk.

05 Commissioner Heath moved to approve a Malt
Beverage Permit submitted by Cheyenne Therapeutic
Equestrian Center for a fund raiser to be held April 25,
2015 at the Archer Complex. Commissioner
Thompson seconded the motion, which passed
unanimously. Documentation is filed in central files
with the County Clerk.

06 Commissioner Heath moved to approve a
Memorandum of Understanding among Laramie
County, City of Cheyenne, and the Cheyenne Board of
Public Utilities to continue coordination of the GIS
services within the Cooperative GIS Program.
Commissioner Thompson seconded the motion, which
passed unanimously. The MOU is filed in central files
with the County Clerk.

07 Commissioner Heath moved to approve a resolution
recommending the appointment of Rendy Lemke as
an assistant public defender. Commissioner
Thompson seconded the motion, which passed
unanimously. The resolution is filed in central files
with the County Clerk.

08 Commissioner Heath moved to approve a Right-of-
Way, Utility, and Railroad Certificate regarding the
pavement overlay work on County Road 162 from the

intersection of Highways 215 and 216 to the Goshen
County Line. Commissioner Thompson seconded the
motion, which passed unanimously. The certificate is
filed in central files with the County Clerk.

09 Commissioner Heath moved to approve an agreement
between Laramie County and Safehouse Services, Inc.
for the donation of a 1996 Ford Windstar van
(VIN#2FMDA5147TBB60839) to Safehouse Services,
Inc. Commissioner Thompson seconded the motion,
which passed unanimously. The agreement is filed in
central files with the County Clerk.

10 Commissioner Holmes moved to approve a Grant
Agreement between the State of Wyoming State Loan
and Investment Board and Laramie County to increase
grant funds for the Historic Courthouse Roof project in
the amount of $75,000 bringing the total grant funds
to $181,430 along with the $20,000 from insurance
funds to bring the total project balance to $201,430.
Commissioner Thompson seconded the motion, which
passed unanimously. After obtaining all signatures,
the agreement is to be filed in central files with the County Clerk.

11 Commissioner Thompson moved to approve an
addendum to agreement #140218-07 between
Laramie County and the City of Cheyenne to increase
the reimbursement amount of Laramie County's share
of costs on the Polk Avenue Project for those portions
that have not been annexed into the City by
$45,943.24, brining the reimbursement amount from
$277,958.36 to $323,901.60. Commissioner Holmes
seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. The
addendum is filed in central files with the County Clerk.

12 Commissioner Heath moved to approve the Laramie
County Liquor License fees for 2015/2016 as
presented. Commissioner Thompson seconded the
motion, which passed unanimously. Documentation is
filed in central files with the County Clerk.

13 Brett Walker, Planning Manager, presented a
Subdivision Permit and Plat for Meadowlark Ridge
Estates, a portion of the East 1/2 of Section 31,
T.15N., R.67W., of the 6th P.M., Laramie County,
Wyoming. (located adjacent to and north of Horse
Creek Road, east of County Road 118A) Mr. Walker
reviewed the staff report that was originally presented
at the previous Board meeting. Mr. Walker stated the
department still recommends the following conditions:
1) prior to signatures being affixed to the Final Plat,
the applicant shall provide a "non-adverse" letter
indicating WYDEQ concurrence with the proposed plat;
2) Prior to signatures being affixed to the Final Plat,
the applicant shall provide
"Proposed Road Construction Standards" for all public
rights-of-way within this plat (including existing CR
216) AND the applicant shall provide a "Maintenance
Plan" meeting the approval of the County Engineer
and County Public Works
Director; 3) Clerical errors on the plat shall be
corrected, to include: all dates on the plat shall be
changed to 2015, and metes and bounds surrounding
the proposed platted area shall be added, prior to
recordation. Casey Palma, agent for the applicant,
stated that the density has been reduced on the
revised plan and that the developer has met with
Planning and Public Works on the road standards, but
there is not yet anything in writing. He further stated
that the southern most cul de sac adjacent to lots 2, 3,
and 4 could be built to an 80-foot ROW.
Commissioner Thompson stated that he does not
believe the revised plat meets the recommended
minimum lot size of 5.17 acres and asked if one more
lot could be removed to meet the recommended
standard. Mr. Palma stated he believed the reduction
could be accomplished. Commissioners Kailey and
Holmes asked about water usage. Mr. Jim Cochran,
Laramie County Conservation District, stated their
recommendation of a minimum lot size of 10 acres
was only applicable to the Laramie County water
control area. At the request of Commissioner
Thompson, George Moser, State Engineer's Office,

spoke to the AMAC memo about minimum lot size
recommendation. Commissioner Thompson asked Mr.
Moser to talk about the science and modeling behind
the AMAC study. Mr. Moser stated the model is
intended to address the control area, however, it can
be applied to the geology and demands of wells
placed into the aquifer with the intent of calibrating
toward an estimated recharge. Based on precipitation
trends and geology, the model comes up with
infiltration rates and they are then asked how the
consumptive use demands in a rural setting could be
offset by lot size. There are a number of assumptions
that are noted in the AMAC memo based on
consumptive uses if there was no water being used
outside the home. However, the model indicated that
an average size of five acres can be believable, but it
is variable across the county. Commissioner
Thompson asked if the AMAC memo is the best
available data to use in reviewing subdivisions. Mr.
Moser stated he supposed it is. Commissioner Holmes
asked if the model took into account some average
size of lawn area or livestock of any type. Mr. Moser
stated the memo comes to the conclusion that the area
to be watered is 6500 square feet with a one foot
column of water, but no livestock watering. In response
to a question about gray water infiltration into the
ground water from Commissioner Kailey, Mr. Mosher
stated he is not qualified to speak to water quality.
Gary Hickman, Environmental Health, gave statistics
on how septic tank size is determined. He further
stated there is no gray water in the county, it is all
black water. The Health Department/Environmental
lot size recommendation comes from the amount of
area needed to separate the well from the septic tank
and at this time it is 5 acres gross, not net of rights of
way or other public space. Chairman Ash opened the
meeting as a PUBLIC HEARING. Todd Eldridge
referred to Chapter 23 of a report by Russ Dahlgren
that stated there may be some nitrate infiltration into
the water system and that there is expectation of
contamination from the chloride and nitrate
concentrations in North Cheyenne and that the area
residents are asking for lot sizes to be between 7 and 8
acres to reduce the proximity of leech fields. Mr. Russ
Dahlgren stated he had done the Chapter 23 feasibility
report and some of the language in his report is CYA
language and is included in all his reports. He stated
there is at least 200 foot of soil to provide for adequate
filtration of the effluent. He does not believe there Is
any more of an imminent threat to area homeowners
than there own private water and sewer systems. The
Ogallala formation is the best in the county and
beneath it is the White River formation that does not
have as much sand. He stated water supply really isn't
an issue other than how deep a well might be drilled.
Fairly typical is 500 or 600 foot deep. Commissioner
Thompson asked about the existing wells on the
property and Mr. Dahlgren stated those wells were
studied and that the DEQ requires one percolation test
per every three lots and those tests determine how the
water goes into the soils for determining the size of the
leech field. Hearing no further comment, the
Chairman closed the PUBLIC HEARING.
Commissioner Thompson moved to approve the
Subdivision Permit and Plat for Meadowlark Ridge
with the following conditions: 1) Prior to signatures
being affixed to the Final Plat, the applicant shall
provide a "non-adverse" letter indication WYDEQ
concurrence with the proposed plat; 2) Prior to
signatures being affixed to the Final Plat, the
applicant shall provide "Proposed Road Construction
Standards" for all public rights-of-way within this plat
(including existing CR 216) AND the applicant shall
provide a "Maintenance Plan" meeting the approval of
the County Engineer and County Public Works
Director. Furthermore, all access easements intended
and constructed as private roads will be 80' wide and
constructed to County standards; 3) Clerical errors on
the plat shall be corrected, to include: all dates on the
plat shall be changed to 2015, and metes and bounds
surrounding the proposed platted area shall be added,
prior to recordation; 4) The subdivision will contain 37 residential lots. Commissioner Holmes seconded the motion, which passed by a vote of three in favor and two opposed with Commissioners Heath and Kailey casting the dissenting vote.

 

CERTIFICATION

I, Debra K Lathrop, Clerk of Laramie County, do hereby certify the above to be a true and correct
copy of the Minutes of the Proceedings for Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Approved by : Debra K. Lathrop
County Clerk

Reviewed by : Amber Ash, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners


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