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Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board budget meeting
7 p.m., July 22
Lucile Alley meeting room, Dayton Town Hall, Dayton.
• Fiscal year 2015 estimated revenues
• Intergovernmental support (towns, county, school district) $31,000
• Matching Donations (county, individuals) $8,000
1. Total revenues $39,000
• Fiscal year 2015 estimated expenditures
• Operational expenditures $25,300
1. Total expenditures $25,300
Detailed copies of the proposed budget may be obtained by contacting the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board PO Box 352, Dayton, and Wyoming 82836.
Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board meeting agenda 7 p.m., Tuesday Lucille Alley room Dayton Town Hall 608 Broadway St. • Call to order • Budget hearing and review and approval of minutes of June 4, 2014 meeting • Approval of agenda 1. Additions 2. Deletions • Old business 1. Request for proposal, stage 1 2. Contributors and thank you letters 3. Next steps for pipeline planning • New business 1. Financial status update 2. Schedule meeting with the WPA 3. Meeting with USDA 4. Call with SLIB to review application requirements for October award • Public communique • Adjournment
Sheridan City Planning Commission, 7 p.m., Monday, City Council chambers, City Hall, 55 E. Grinnell Plaza • Call to order and roll call of members • Approval of agenda as presented • Review, correction and approval of minutes of the July 14, 2014 meeting 1. Old business 2. New business • Consideration of PL-14-15: West Loucks Street right-of-way vacation; a request to vacate 2,074 square feet of the West Loucks right-of-way for the construction of a garage. Located in front of 1039 W. Loucks St. • Consideration of PL-14-21: Cloud Peak Ranch 16th Rezone; a request to rezone ± 2.67 acres, from R-3 Residence to R-1 Residence District. Located north of Mydland Road and Dome Drrive and east of Featherbed Lane • Consideration of PL-14-20: Cloud Peak Ranch 16th Filing Preliminary plat; a preliminary plat approval to subdivide ±7.55 acres into 24 lots and 5 outlots, to be zoned R-1 Residence District. Located north of Mydland Road and Dome Drive and east of Featherbed Lane • Comments from commissioners and staff • Adjourn
SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Office of Tourism will host the next event in a series of events called “Wyoming Wednesdays.” Informative and interpretive programs about Sheridan are being offered at 10 a.m. most Wednesdays throughout July at the Wyoming Welcome Center. At this week’s event, Cheri Jones of the United States Forest Service will talk about forest service policies and will focus on the Big Horn National Forest. The events are free and open to everyone. Attendees are encouraged to bring picnic lunches and stay and enjoy the visitor’s center before or after each program. The center is located off of Interstate 90 on the Fifth Street exit. For more information call 673-7120.
Sheridan County School District 1 Recreation District 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Downtown Sheridan Association, 121 South Main St. • Call to order • Approval of agenda • Approval of July meeting minutes • Treasurer’s report • Visitors • Old business 1. Update – Big Horn Community Center 2. Robotics discussion • New business 1. Board member terms • Adjournment
RANCHESTER— Come meet the Dayton Candidates for Mayor and Town Council Thursday. At 6 p.m., all candidates will be at the Tongue River Valley Community Center to answer questions. The center is located at 411 Dayton St. in Ranchester. For more information please call Gina at 655-2443. This event is free and open to the public.
Sheridan County Commission 8:45 a.m., Monday, August 4 216, Commission Library, Commission Office, 2nd floor, Sheridan County Courthouse, 224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Voucher review • Consider Mill Levies for FY 2014-2015 • Staff/elected reports • Adjourn
Town of Dayton Council Agenda 7:30 p.m., August 4, 2014 Dayton Town Hall, 608 Broadway St., Dayton • Call to order. • Approval of agenda 1. Additions 2. Deletions • Approve minutes of the July 16, 2014 secondary council meeting. • Reports – Utility Clerk/building permits, Fire/Rescue Department, Law Enforcement, Engineering, Employees, Planning Committee, Council, Tongue River Joint Powers Board. • Approve warrants. • Announcements/correspondence. • Old business update. • Award Yard of the Month for July. • Acknowledge Councilman Alley’s contribution to Dayton Days. • Hear a presentation from Devin Peterson about Cannon printers. • Discuss a dog kennel for the Town Shop • Act on and discuss the Verizon Tower Agreement. • Council comments/requests for future agenda items • Citizen communique • Adjourn to executive session to discuss real estate
Board of County Commissioners 9 a.m., Tuesday #220, Second Floor Boardroom, Sheridan County Courthouse, 224 S. Main St. • Call to order and pledge • Consent Agenda: 1. Minutes from staff meeting, July 14, 2014 2. Minutes from special session, July 14, 2014 3. Minutes from regular session, July 15, 2014 4. Minutes from staff meeting, July 21, 2014 5. Minutes from special session, July 23, 2014 6. Findings of Fact for V-14-0012: Phillips Lot Size Variance 7. Findings of Fact for CU-14-003: Walker Equine Clinic CUP 8. Sheridan County License Agreement 1415LA with MDU to cross Pompey Creek Road, CR 129 and install new electric services, (fee paid) 9. Sheridan County License Agreement 1416LA with MDU to cross Pompey Creek Road, CR 129 and install new electric services, (fee paid) 10. Affirm application for 24-hour catering permit for the Big Horn Y, LLC, for a poker run to be held July 26, 2014; at the Big Horn Y, 7088 Coffeen Avenue, Sheridan, WY 11. Affirm amendment No 2 with Envision Pharmaceutical Services, LLC (“Envision”) amending claims for covered drugs under the Affordable Care Act, effective August 1, 2014 12. Affirm Plan Document and Summary Plan Description with Employee Benefit Management Services (EBMS), effective July 1, 2014 13. Affirm Non Voluntary Contract with Delta Dental Plan of Wyoming D.B.A. Delta Dental of Wyoming, effective July 10, 2014 14. Release of Mortgage to Mildred Chambers for Lot 3, Block 2, Woodland Park Subdivision – Phase One, Acknowledging Payment Received of $21,400.00 15. General County Vouchers, July 16. General Airport Vouchers, July • Consider Agenda • Announcements • Public Comments on matters not on the Agenda • Consider Wyoming Office of Homeland Security Grant Award for FY 2014 Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) • Consider S-14-001M: Arab Acres Three Minor Subdivision • Consider CU-14-007: Maestri Ranch Private Air Strip CUP • Consider CU-14-008: Big Horn Community Center CUP • Consider Resolution 14-08-024 Proposition for Continuance of Optional One Cent Sales/Use Tax • Consider Resolution 14-08-025 Grant Application to WYDOT for 2015 CMAQ Funds • Consider Resolution 14-08-026 Grant Application to WYDOT Aeronautics for Airfield Tractor and Mower • Consider Resolution 14-08-027 Response to City of Sheridan Resolution 21-14 Annexation of Property and Roads • Consider Rescinding Resolution 14-07-023 Fire Restrictions and Consider Adopting 14-08-028 Revised Fire Restrictions • Consider Resolution 14-08-029 Vacation of a Portion of Upper Big Horn Sheridan Road A.K.A. Big Horn – Sheridan Upper Road • Consider Agreement of Acceptance with WYDOT for Loop Road • Adjourn
SHERIDAN— The Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee is hosting a Candidate Forum Tuesday and Wednesday, August 5 and 6. This is a chance for the public to ask all of the candidates, both locally and at a state level, questions. On Tuesday, candidates for U.S. and State positions will be at Sheridan College’s Whitney presentation hall, 3059 Coffeen Ave. On Wednesday, candidates for County, City and Town positions will be there. Both events are at 7 p.m. For more information please call the County Elections Office at 674-2515.
Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission 5:30 p.m., August 7 2nd floor Commissioners’ Board Room, Sheridan County Courthouse, 224 S. Main St. • Call to order and pledge • Roll call • Approval of Agenda • Approval of minutes- July 2nd, 2014 • Matters from the public (items not on Agenda) • New business 1. Item No: CU-14-009: Koltiska Cell Tower CUP OWNER: Gary and Vicki Jo Koltiska 2. Item No: CU-14-010: Sheeley Ranch Cell Tower CUP OWNER: Sheeley Ranch, Inc. 3. Item No: CU-14-011: Turned Antiques Expansion CUP OWNER: Neltjie 4. Public Hearing- proposed amendment to the rules and regulations governing zoning, Sheridan County, Wyoming • Matters from staff 1. WYOPASS Annual Conference, September 17-19, Pinedale, Wyoming • Matters from Commissioners 1. None at this time • Adjournment
BILLINGS— The Big Sky Dowser will meet at its 37th annual convention from Aug. 23-24 at the Moose Lodge in Billings, Mont.
Dowsing is a type of divination employed in attempts to locate ground water, buried metals or ores, gemstones, oil and many other objects and materials without the use of scientific apparatus.
Come to the convention and learn about dowsing and see it demonstrated and learn the technique. The special presenter will be Big Sky Dowser Charter Member Vern Bandy who will demonstrate dowsing rods he personally designed.
For further information call Edris at 406-255-0928, Lois at 406-252-4215, or Gary at 406-670-0821.
BIG HORN— Professional polo announcer and young horse trainer Gus Whitelaw will be at the Brinton Barn in Big Horn Wednesday.
At 10 a.m. Whitelaw will give a horse demonstration and talk about training a young horse, getting a polo horse used to “traffic,” the polo ball, field work and other horse-related topics.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 672-3173. The barn is located at #241, to the west of the Brinton Museum Entrance, 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.
SHERIDAN— The Wyoming Department of Education will hold a public comment hearing in Sheridan Tuesday, Sept. 9. As required by statue, the WDE is seeking public comment on proposed changes and additions to the content standards in areas such as English, language arts and mathematics. There have also been additions for new standards in the content areas of social studies, physical education, and career and vocational education. The public hearing will be in room 164, Griffith Memorial Building at the Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave. from 6-8 p.m.
SHERIDAN—Sheridan College will celebrate Constitution Day, Wednesday, the 227th anniversary of the creation of the U.S. Constitution. Led by English faculty member David Golden, Sheridan College will present a complete reading of the Constitution, Bill of Rights and the remaining Amendments. The reading will begin at 1 p.m. inside the Thorne-Rider Campus Center on Wednesday. The event is open to the public. For more information call Wendy Smith (307) 674-6446 ext. 2801.
UCROSS—The public is invited to “Wyoming Voices: Reflections on the Natural World and Our Place In It” 3 p.m. Saturday at the Big Red Barn in Ucross. Wyoming Voices features readings, stories, presentations, and reflections from Wyoming writers, artists, students, and scientists. This year, the presenters will explore ideas of “wilderness” and “wildness” from a range of perspectives. Attendees will hear from Sheridan-based poet Jane Wohl, WyoFile reporter and Big Horn native Greg Nickerson, past Ucross resident and Wyoming Outdoor Council staff member, Stefani Farris, and American Indian Studies professor Caskey Russell. Susie Cannon of Big Horn will be the emcee. The public is invited and the event is free and open to the public. Both presentations will be followed by a reception with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. For more information, call Emilene Ostlind at 307-766-2604.
SHERIDAN—Sheridan College is having a presentation called “Memories of Heart Mountain: The Imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II” by Sam Mihara, a former prisoner at the Heart Mountain, Wyoming, and Pomona, California internment camps during World War II. During World War II, the U.S. government forced 9-year-old Sam Mihara and his entire family to move from their home in San Francisco to an internment camp in Wyoming. Seventy years have passed since the incarceration and Sam is one of the few survivors willing to speak about this experience. In his moving presentation, he talks about his years in the Heart Mountain and Pomona internment camps, providing a first-hand account of this great civil rights injustice that was experienced by more than 120,000 Japanese Americans. Sam Mihara is a rocket scientist who worked for Boeing and later started his own high-tech consulting firm. He was incarcerated at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center during World War II, and he now travels around the country speaking about that experience. The presentation will be on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Whitney Presentation Hall. For more information, contact Misty Bateman at firstname.lastname@example.org
SHERIDAN—Few people today know much about the largest child migration in history. Between 1854 and 1929 more than 250,000 orphans and unwanted children were taken out of New York City and given away at train stations across America. Organized by Rev. Charles Brace to rid New York City of homeless street children and provide them with a chance to find new homes, this nearly 80 year experiment in child migration is filled with horror stories and happy endings. Sheridan Fulmer Library will host “Riders on the Orphan Trains”, the official outreach program of the National Orphan Train Complex, at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Inner Circle. There will be a one hour presentation including music and photos. The library is located at 335 W. Alger St. For more information, contact Christina Schmidt at 674-8585 ext. 29.
SHERIDAN—The Kendrick Mansion at Trail End State Historic Site will open its doors free of charge for ticket holders on Saturday, as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s tenth annual Museum Day Live! nationwide event. Museum Day Live! offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution. The Museum Day Live! tickets are now available to download at Smithsonian.com/museumdaylive. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at a participating venue for one day only. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2014 and a list of participating museums and cultural institutions, go to Smithsonian.com/museumday/venues. Trail End State Historic Site is located at 400 Clarendon Ave. Call curator Sharie Prout with any questions at 674-4589. The museum will be open from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, and visitors must present a Museum Day Live! ticket to gain free entrance.
SHERIDAN—There will be a free Caregiver Conference at the Holiday Inn Oct. 3 and 4. All caregivers all welcome and the conference will feature general information and focused sessions on Alzheimer’s Disease. Register by Sept. 30 by calling 1-877-926-8300 and ask for the Sheridan Caregiver Conference. Or go online at www.uwyo.edu/wycoa. Events will kick off Friday with an appreciation dinner and will wrap-up Saturday around 5 p.m. The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Dr.
SHERIDAN— A public square rosary crusade is gathering on Saturday at noon on the corner of Main and Burkitt. This is meant to bring people together to pray for America as a nation. An estimate of 12,000 similar rallies will occur throughout the U.S. on Saturday. For more information call Terry Grasky at 672-6964.
SHERIDAN—Election day is Nov. 4 and there will be another candidate forum next Tuesday and Wednesday. This is an opportunity for candidates to share their views with the public. Candidates for local positions will speak on Tuesday and state and federal candidates will speak on Wednesday. Both forums are in the Whitney Presentation Hall at the Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave. at 7 p.m.
DAYTON—Meet and greet Dayton’s local candidates for Mayor and Town Council on Thursday. Ask questions so that you can make an informed vote on Nov. 4. The event is being held at the Tongue River Valley Community Center from 7-9:30 p.m. For more information, call the Community Center at (307) 655-9419.
SHERIDAN—For the next series of Brown Bag and After Hours lectures by Lynn Gordon, she will focus on fear.
The After Hours lecture is on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
There will be a repeat of the seminar on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Both lectures will be held at the Downtown Sheridan Association.
For more information call 307-674-6446 ext. 2200. The lectures are offered by Family and Personal Counseling Center and Sheridan College Community Education.
SHERIDAN — Field representatives for Wyoming’s congressional delegation will host office hours Wednesday at the Sheridan County YMCA.
The office hours provide area residents an opportunity to discuss issues, views, questions and concerns with the field representatives. The comments and concerns will be relayed to Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Rep. Cynthia Lummis.
The office hours will be held from 11 a.m. to noon.
The Sheridan County YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.
For more information, contact any of the three congressional offices:
• Enzi’s Gillette office: 682-6268;
• Barrasso’s Sheridan office: 672-6456;
• Lummis’ Sheridan office: 673-4608.