Platte County Commissioners resolve the Region 7 Hazard Mitigation Plan
WHEATLAND – The Platte County Board of County Commissioners met March 7 and among other matters, adopted the Wyoming Region 7 Hazard Mitigation Plan 2023 Update as this jurisdiction’s Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan, and resolved to consider the actions in the plan.
Those present for the meeting were Steve Shockley, Commission Chairman; Ian Jolovich, Commissioner; Kayla Mantle, Commissioner; and Malcolm Ervin, County Clerk.
Chairman Shockley called the meeting to order at 9 a.m. Commissioner Jolovich motioned, seconded by Commissioner Mantle, to approve the agenda as presented. The motion carried. Commissioner Mantle motioned, seconded by Commissioner Jolovich, to approve the Feb. 21 meeting minutes. The motion carried. Commissioner Jolovich motioned, seconded by Commissioner Mantle, to approve the vouchers as presented. The motion carried.
The Board then reviewed the daily receipts of Treasurer Kristi Rietz from Feb. 17 through Feb. 28, 2023, which totaled $1,099,578.32.
The Board reviewed change orders to the renovation project and a Contingency Fund Adjustment (CFA), which would pay for those items. Commissioner Mantle motioned, seconded by Commissioner Jolovich, to approve CFA No. 30 to the Courthouse Renovation Project. The motion carried.
Beal Angle, Road & Bridge Superintendent, provided updates to the Board. In Fiscal Year 2023 the County budgeted for the purchase of two new snowplows. Superintendent Angle informed the Board that he received notice from the dealership that the worst-case scenario for delivery would be 2024. The Board authorized Superintendent Angle to purchase a directional v-plow for approximately $13,000 and would authorize the purchase of a second if its price is similar to the first. Superintendent Angle spoke about potential road projects for the summer and will prepare budget requests for the fiscal year 2023 – 2024 budget.
The Board reviewed, and approved, an encroachment license for Wheatland REA.
Terry Stevenson, Emergency Management Coordinator, presented the 2023 Updated Hazard Mitigation Plan for Wyoming Region 7. The County and municipalities must adopt the plan in order to qualify for disaster relief funds and other federal grants. Commissioner Mantle motioned, seconded by Commissioner Jolovich, to approve resolution 2023-03 to adopt the 2023 updated region 7 hazard mitigation plan. The motion carried.
Platte County Resolution 2023-03 is a resolution to adopt the 2023 Updated Wyoming Region 7 Hazard Mitigation Plan.
WHEREAS, the County of Platte, with the assistance from the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security, has gathered information and prepared the Wyoming Region 7 Hazard Mitigation Plan 2023 Update (“Plan”); and,
WHEREAS, the Wyoming Region 7 Hazard Mitigation Plan 2023 Update has been prepared in accordance with FEMA requirements at 44 C.F.R. 201.6; and,
WHEREAS, the County of Platte is a local unit of government that has afforded the citizens an opportunity to comment and provide input in the Plan and the actions in the Plan; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Platte County Commissioners have reviewed the Plan and affirms that the Plan will be updated no less than every five years.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of County Commissioners of Platte County, Wyoming, that the County of Platte hereby adopts the Wyoming Region 7 Hazard Mitigation Plan 2023 Update as this jurisdiction’s Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan, and resolves to consider the actions in the Plan.
Clerk Ervin then presented a resolution to amend the fiscal year 2022 – 2023 budget. Commissioner Mantle motioned, seconded by Commissioner Jolovich, to approve resolution 2023-04 to amend the budget. The motion carried.
The Platte County Resolution 2023-04 is an amendment to the 2022-23 budget.
WHEREAS, Platte County has received unanticipated revenue, in the sum of $790,161.91, as reflected in the following revenue accounts:
P.H. Collections $345.00, insurance payments $8,522.52, sale of equipment $604,218.50, other, Unanticipated Income $6,882.31, federal grants and aid $170,193.58.
WHEREAS, the budget of the general fund may be increased by resolution pursuant to Wyoming State Statute §16-4-113.
It was also resolved that the following accounts were amended as follows:
Sheriff Vehicle Repair $8,522.52, Sheriff Search & Rescue $4,500.00, Sheriff New Equipment $6,120.98, Facilities Maintenance $25,000.00, Road & Bridge New Equipment $599,218.50, P.H. Dues & Continuing Ed. $345.00, Library Supplies $1,261.33, Courthouse Renovation $145,193.58.
Doug Dumont, County Planner, then spoke about Special Use Permit 19-01. The original grantee, Crawford Mining, contacted Planner Dumont saying his company had changed names and asked if his permit could be transferred. Planner Dumont said the original permit noted it was non-transferrable but could not find any documentation as to why it was non-transferrable. The Board agreed that pursuant to County Planning & Zoning Rules & Regulations the permit should be transferred to the updated company’s name. Planner Dumont will issue an updated permit to the updated company name.
Paul Stille, Leo Riley & Company, then presented the financial report for fiscal year 2021 – 2022. Stille is awaiting a response from the county attorney and from the county clerk before a final audit can be issued.
There being no further business for board consideration, the meeting adjourned at approximately 12 p.m.