February – March 2014
The Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus invites all community members to attend “Leap in to Leadership 2014” on Feb. 27 and 28 in Cheyenne. The caucus will feature national experts on women in politics, campaign planning and board governance workshops and a roundtable discussion of women in Wyoming politics. A dinner will be held on Feb. 27 featuring Kellyanne Conway and Celinda Lake discussing how a united women’s power base is changing the state of our nation more than two-sided politics. Registration before Feb. 10 for the two day event is $60 and for the dinner is $25. Registration after Feb. 10 for the event is $75 and for the dinner is $30. A limited number of scholarships are available. For more information or to register see wyowlc.org.
Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees meeting Thursday 7 p.m. • Call to order and roll call • Agenda additions and deletions • Consent agenda 1. Minutes from Jan. 16 • Financial reports • President’s report 1. Capital construction progress, Cheryl Heath • Gillette College Advisory Board report, Nathan McLeland, Mark Englert • Johnson County Advisory Board report, Jack Tarter • Organization reports 1. Administrative staff council, Jess Bank 2. Sheridan College student senate, Trapper Rieniets • Public comments • New business 1. 2015 – 2016 academic and holiday calendars, Cheryl Heath, information, action 2. Consideration of appointment of Dr. Susan Bigelow to the Center for a Vital Community Board, Dr. Young, information, action 3. Consideration of new appointments to the Gillette College Advisory Board, Mark Englert, information, action 4. Consideration of new appointments to the Johnson County Advisory Board, Mark Englert, information, action 5. Math initiatives presentation, Jay Araas, information 6. English presentation, Dr. Jane Wohl, information 7. National Legislative Summit report and ACCT Member Communication & Education Committee meeting report, Jerry Lekel and Walter Wragge, Mark Englert, Susan Bigelow, information 8. WACCT / WCCC, trustees Lekel and Wragge, Dr. Young, information • Adjourn
Board of County Commissioners staff meeting Monday 8:45 a.m. Second floor Commissioners’ library #216 Sheridan County Courthouse addition 224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Voucher review • Staff reports • Adjourn
Photographs taken in the Cloud Peak Wilderness area will be on display in The Inner Circle at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library during the month of March. Local representatives of the US Forest Service will be displaying the photographs as a part of their celebration of the 50th anniversary of the signing of The Wilderness Act. A reception will be held on Monday from 5-7 p.m. to mark the opening. All members of the community are invited to attend this free event. For more information contact Kevin Knapp at 674-8585 extension 29. The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.
Sheridan County School District #2 Board of Trustees meeting Monday 6 p.m. Central Office Board Room • Call to order 1. Pledge of allegiance • Recognition 1. Pam Moore, Wyoming Music Education Association’s Northeast District Music Educator of the Year 2014 2. SHS Merit Scholars • Approval of agenda • Welcome, audience comments • Consent agenda items 1. Approval of minutes, Feb. 10 2. Approval of minutes, Feb. 24 3. Approval of bills for payment 4. Acceptance of out-of-state tuition request • Old business 1. Capital construction update 2. Bid award recommendation for Henry A. Coffeen (HAC) Elementary School fixtures, furniture, and equipment 3. Approval of policies • New business 1. Memorial fund scholarship recommendations for 2014-2015 2. Kindergarten registration update 3. Special education update • Reports and communication 1. Board of Trustees 2. PTO, parents, students and organizations 3. Site administration and staff • District reports 1. Superintendent 2. Board goal updates • Executive session 1. Personnel matters 2. Legal matters • Adjournment
Dayton Town Council meeting Monday 7:30 p.m. Dayton Town Hall 608 Broadway St. • Call to order • Recite Pledge of Allegiance • Approval of agenda 1. Additions 2. Deletions • Approve minutes of the Feb. 19 secondary council meeting • Reports 1. Utility Clerk, building permits 2. Fire Department 3. Law Enforcement 4. Engineering 5. Employees 6. Planning Committee 7. Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board 8. Council • Approve warrants • Old business update • Announcements and correspondence 1. Hear from Carrie Rogaczewski, Sheridan County Conservation District 2. Council to give an update on the WAM Winter Workshop 3. Citizen communiqué 4. Council comments and requests for future agenda items 5. Junior Council comments and requests for future agenda items
Board of County Commissioners meeting Tuesday 9 a.m. Second floor boardroom #220 Sheridan County Courthouse Addition 224 S. Main St. • Call to order and pledge • Consent agenda 1. Minutes from staff meeting, Feb. 18 2. Minutes from regular session, Feb. 18 3. Minutes from staff meeting, Feb. 24 4. Affirm letter to SLIB re: review of TRVJPB grant application 5. Ratify material supply agreement with Dustbusters, Inc. for the supply of liquid dust suppressant 6. Ratify letter of support for Easter Seals and Goodwill TANF grant application 7. General county vouchers, Feb. 8. General airport vouchers, Feb. • Consider agenda • Announcements • Public comments on matters not on the agenda • Consider SLIB grant agreement for the fairgrounds water system upgrades • Consider fee waiver request for The Brinton Museum Water Treatment Plant • Consider EV-14-001: Francis utility, drainage, construction easement vacation • Consider CU-14-002: Wieser Cabinetry Shop CUP • Consider resolution 14-03-008 10 O’clock Liquor Rule • Consider resolution 14-03-009 district & precinct boundary changes for primary and general elections • Consider WYDOT reconnaissance report for Sheridan West Beltway project. • Consider award of CMAQ 2014 Project
Sheridan County Parks and Recreation board meeting Tuesday following BOCC meeting Board room #220 Sheridan County Courthouse 224 S. Main St. • Call to order and Pledge • Officer election • Announcements • Public comments on matters not on the agenda • New business • Adjournment
Jentel Artist Residency Program will host their March “Jentel Presents” on Tuesday. “Jentel Presents” is a free community outreach event open to everyone which features visual presentations and readings by artist in residency. The event will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center and refreshments will be served. This month’s presenters include playwright Barbara Lindsay, mixed media artist Laini Nemett, metal smith Lori Swartz and printmaker Junko Yamamoto. For more information see www.jentelarts.org or call 737-2311. The art center is located at 201 E. Fifth St.
The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services with the Low-Income Weatherization Program and the Montana State University Extension Housing Program, is sponsoring an event to be held in Sheridan on Thursday.
“EPA/HUD Renovation, Repair and Painting Initial Training” will be held at the Holiday Inn from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The eight hour course developed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in collaboration with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development will train attendees how to work safely in housing with lead-based paint and comply with EPA’s RRP rule, and HUD’s Lead Safe Home rule.
Attendees will be given a Certified Renovators photo ID which is valid for five years.
The course hold a value of $200 but is being offered in Sheridan for free thanks to the presenting sponsors.
Pre-registration is required and space is limited.
To register or for more information contact Mike Roberty by phone at 406-994-6386, by email at email@example.com or by mail at Montana Weatherization Training Center, 705 Osterman Drive, Bozeman, MT 59715.
The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Dr.
Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting Thursday 5:30 p.m. Second floor Commissioner’s Board Room Sheridan County Courthouse 224 S. Main St. • Call to order and Pledge • Roll call • Approval of agenda • Approval of minutes from Feb. 6 meeting • Matters from the public not on the agenda • New business 1. Item Q-14-001: Rhiner Creek Quarry permit 2. Resolution initiating proceedings to amend the rules and regulations governing zoning in Sheridan County regarding “public facilities” • Matters from staff • Matters from commissioners • Adjournment
Board of County Commissioners staff meeting Monday 9 a.m. Second floor Commissioner’s Library #216 Sheridan County Courthouse addition 224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Staff reports • Adjourn
Sheridan County Conservation District Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday 5 p.m. Suite 102 Cottonwood Building 1949 Sugarland Dr. • Call to order • Approval of agenda • Contracts and requests 1. 2014 Forster Enterprises Agreement 2. Long Range Plan 2015-2019 discussion • Minutes Feb. 11 • Financial 1. Budget report 2. Voucher and check approval 3. Wyoming Department of Agriculture equipment funds 4. Preliminary Budget FY2015 • Old business 1. Convention 2014 planning • New business 1. Arab Acres Three subdivision comments • Watershed updates 1. Tongue River Watershed 2. Goose Creek Watershed 3. Prairie Dog Creek Watershed • Project updates 1. Big Goose septic • Outreach update 1. Productive landscapes workshops 2. Ag week activities 3. Earth Day • Natural Resources Conservation service report • Staff Report • Adjourn
The Sheridan Public Arts Committee and the Sheridan Artists’ Guild have partnered to offer a presentation and workshop on fundraising. Jack Miller of the Miller Group will lead “Fundraising: why and how” tomorrow at the Downtown Sheridan Association Community Room. Commencing at 1:30 p.m., Miller will give an overview of fundraising in America and discuss topics including how to organize for success, techniques for fundraising, steps for creating a multiple year campaign and keeping track of pledges and mailing lists. Miller is a nationally recognized strategist and lecturer with 45 years of experience as a management consultant in philanthropy. The workshop is free but donations will be accepted to help off-set the cost of the guest speaker. For more information or to register call Beth Holsinger at 752-1603. The Community Room is located at the corner of Main Street and Coffeen Avenue.
A show of original paintings in a variety of media created by local artist Tom Randazzo will be presented on the mezzanine of Sheridan Fulmer Public library. “Balance and texture” will present a wide variety of mixed media including wax and motor oil. An artist’s reception will be held tomorrow from 5-7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend this free event. The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.
Throughout the month of March the SAGE Exhibit Gallery will feature life-long Sheridan area resident and colored pencil artist Dean States. “Seven Years Plus” will exhibit his drawings at the gallery located inside Sherian College Main Street. An artist’s reception and gallery talk will be held Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. The public is welcome to this free event and refreshments will be served. The gallery is located at 171 N. Main St. More of States’ work can be viewed at the Dean States Studio located at 637 W. Loucks St.
The Sagebrush Community Art Center’s Invitational Gallery will host Buffalo artist Jenny Wuerker’s exhibition “Painting the Expanse” today through April 12. The exhibit is an artistic view of the iconic American landscape of the west on large canvases. An artist’s reception and talk will be held Friday from 5-7 p.m. at the gallery. The public is welcome to this free event and refreshments will be served. For more information call the gallery at 674-1970. The gallery is located in the Historic Train Depot at 201 E. Fifth St.
Ranchester Planning Commission Tuesday 5 p.m. Ranchester Town Hall 145 Coffeen St. • Final plat Stoneridge Meadows Subdivision • Annexation Highway 14
Sheridan County School District 1 board meeting Tuesday 6 p.m. Room 211, Big Horn High School 333 Highway 335, Big Horn • Call the meeting to order • Pledge of Allegiance • Roll call • Approval of agenda • Presentations and recognitions 1. Teacher of the month 2. Teton science presentations 3. Big Horn Middle School science fair presentations 4. WHSAA recognitions 5. Board member recognition • Visitors • Student Ambassador report • West Sheridan County Education Association report • Policy review • Administrators’ reports • Business manager’s report • Superintendent’s report 1. BYOD discussion • Consent agenda 1. Approval of Feb. 18 open and executive session meeting minutes 2. Approval of bills and salaries 3. Policy approval, second reading 4. Approval of related service agreements 5. Approval of certified position 6. Approval of certified resignation • Old business • New business 1. BOCHES discussion 2. Approval of owner’s rep. for new TRE building 3. Approval of fire alarm project at TRMS, DOC, and CO 4. Correspondence • Board member reports and requests • Board signatures • Executive session 1. Legal • Adjournment
Dayton Town Council Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Dayton Town Hall • Call to order • Recite Pledge of Allegiance • Approval of agenda 1. Additions 2. Deletions • Approval of March 3 regular council meeting minutes • Announcements and correspondence • Old business update 1. Act on request from Crazy Woman Saloon for a band on Friday night of Dayton Days 2. Act on request from Crazy Woman Saloon for a catering permit for Friday night of Dayton Days 3. Citizen communiqué 4. Council comments and requests for future agenda items 5. Junior Council comments and requests for future agenda items