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Candidates Filed for 2016 Primary Election

PositionNameParty
CommissionerKent ConnellyRepublican
Precinct Committeeman Dist 2 Prec 6Steve PiepenburgRepublican
Precinct Committeewoman Dist 2 Prec 6Beth PiepenburgRepublican
Precinct Committeeman Dist 2 Prec 7Joseph B. ShumwayRepublican
Precinct Committeewoman Dist 2 Prec 7Judy ShumwayRepublican
County AttorneySpencer AllredRepublican
Precinct Committeewoman Dist 2 Prec 4Jennifer GieseRepublican
Precinct Committeeman Dist 2 Prec 4Robert GieseRepublican
Precinct Committeeman Dist 1 Prec 2Joshua NewellRepublican
Precinct Committeewoman Dist 2 Prec 5Marti HalversonRepublican
Precinct Committeeman Dist 2 Prec 9Taylor AllredRepublican
Precinct Committeeman Dist 2 Prec 7Wade HirschiRepublican
Precinct Committeewoman Dist 2 Prec 6Christine WetzelRepublican
Precinct Committeewoman Dist 1 Prec 3 Jessica J. BolerjackRepublican
Committeeman Dist 2 Prec 6Dan DockstaderRepublican
Committeewoman Dist 2 Prec 6Kim DockstaderRepublican
Committeeman Dist 2 Prec 5Bob ChomaRepublican
Committeeman Dist 1 Prec 1Michael LundgrenRepublican
Committeeman Dist 1 Prec 3Mark VickeryRepublican

Reported scam affecting Lincoln County residents

Our County Assessor’s Office has been notified that some residents are receiving documentation from “RECORD TRANSFER SERVICES” asking for a fee in exchange for giving you a copy of a property assessment profile. An example document is attached to this post. This is NOT affiliated with Lincoln County Government. If you have any questions, contact the Assessor’s Office @ 307-877-9056.RTS Scam

 

It’s Flood Season! Here are some tips to help you prepare.

As the runoff season come into full swing, the chance for localized flooding increases.  If you live near waterways, or in drainage areas, preparing early can make a big difference in mitigating the potential for flooding and decreasing the chance of damage to your property.  For more local flood information, contact our Emergency Management office.

The following information contains excerpts from a FEMA Region VIII email:

See below for great tips to prepare you, your household, and your community.  Lots of additional info can be found at https://www.ready.gov/floods
When it’s not flooding – prepare by taking action:
  • Know your flood risk.
  • Make a flood emergency plan.
  • Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit, include a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies.
  • Consider buying flood insurance.
  • Familiarize yourself with local emergency plans. Know where to go and how to get there should you need to get to higher ground, the highest level of a building, or to evacuate.
  • Stay tuned to phone alerts, TV, or radio for weather updates, emergency instructions, or evacuation orders.
Remember flooding basics:
  • Turn Around, Don’t Drown!
  • Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and 2 feet of water can sweep your vehicle away.
  • If there is a chance of flash flooding, move immediately to higher ground. Flash floods are the #1 cause of weather-related deaths in the US.
  • If floodwaters rise around your car but the water is not moving, abandon the car and move to higher ground. Do not leave the car and enter moving water.
  • Avoid camping or parking along streams, rivers, and creeks during heavy rainfall. These areas can flood quickly and with little warning.
Social media posts for you to steal & share – spread the word:

Twitter:

  • #Floods occur in every U.S. state. Make sure your family is prepared & take action: www.ready.gov/floods #FloodSafety
  • #FloodSafety Tips: Charge mobile devices. Locate flashlights & radio. Tell friends/family your location in case of power loss.
  • Gather the supplies you may need in case a flood leaves you w/out power, water or gas. Supply list:http://1.usa.gov/1qGR7qN #FloodSafety
  • During severe weather Wireless Emergency Alerts can save your life. Watch how:http://youtu.be/wDpcGypv2_U #FloodSafety
  • Don’t let your business end up in a dumpster. Make a #FloodSafety plan today: http://go.usa.gov/37ePQ
  • Get your communication ON when the power’s OFF by packing a hand-crank radio, solar or car phone charger & batteries. #PrepareAthon

FaceBook:

  • Do you know where your family will be during a flood? Make a plan to connect during disasters by text, e-mail, social media & cell and practice your plan today.  http://1.usa.gov/1JPWKf0 #FloodSafety
  • In case you are not together when authorities issue a flood watch or flood warning, practice how you will communicate with each other. Sending texts is often faster than making a phone call. Keep important numbers written down in your wallet, not just in your phone. http://1.usa.gov/1JPWKf0 #FloodSafety
  • Floods can happen at any time!  Take simple steps to protect your family and property from the damaging impact of floods. Stay afloat by participating in America’s PrepareAthon grassroots campaign by registering at:www.ready.gov/prepare  #PrepareAthon
  • In a flood, a little water can do a lot of damage. Did you know that just 6 inches of flood water can cause thousands of dollars of damage, 12 inches is enough to float and carry away a small vehicle and 18 to 24 inches of rushing water can be enough to float and carry away a full size pickup truck or SUV? Get prepared now for floods http://1.usa.gov/1hty7xw #FloodSafety
If social media is your thing – there is a lot more where these came from
https://www.ready.gov/flood-toolkit 

Commissioners Appoint Lincoln County Attorney

On March 23, 2016 the Lincoln County Commissioners appointed Spencer L. Allred to fill the unexpired term of Joshua T. Smith who recently resigned as Lincoln County Attorney.  The County is looking forward to Mr. Allred taking the Attorney’s Office to the level of service the people want. The Commissioners wish to thank Joshua Smith for his past work as County Attorney.  Appreciation is also given to the Lincoln County Republican Party for their work in this process.

Lincoln County Commission

Jerry T. Harmon Chairman

Kent Connelly, Vice-Chair

Robert E. King

Special Commission Meeting

The Lincoln County Commission will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. to appoint a new County Attorney. The meeting will be held at the Lincoln County Courthouse, Commission Board Room in Kemmerer with video conference to the Branch Office Conference Room in Afton.

Request for Qualifications and Proposal

Request for Qualifications and Proposal

Description of Project:

The Lincoln County old stone jail (now used as a county office building), located at 520 Topaz Street in Kemmerer, Wyoming was built in 1913 and extensively remodeled in the late 1980s. The interior was totally stripped to the rock walls and dirt floor, however, no significant exterior work was done. The building is sandstone that was quarried locally. The columns on the front of the building, various sills and some rocks show deterioration. The grout joints also need to be inspected for deterioration and the mortar needs to be checked for suitability of the mortar material. The project, which may need to be phased, is a request for a proposal to perform a complete masonry restoration and repair of the existing masonry.

 

The building is in use Monday through Friday and will need to remain in use for the duration of the project. There are multiple entrances to the building so an entrance may be blocked for a period of time to facilitate work. The initial funding available is approximately $50,000. If necessary work will exceed that amount, the contractor is requested to propose a phased project that considers both the funding available and the work that can logically be done in a phased approach while not unnecessarily escalating the overall cost due to the phasing of the project.

 

The intent is to hire a qualified Masonry Contractor to perform all phases of the project through completion.

 

Project Schedule:

Pre-qualification submittal (Optional)            January 4, 2016 by close of business

Pre-proposal site visit (Mandatory)              January 15, 2016 at 2 p.m.

Proposals/Qualifications due                          February 1, 2016 by close of business

Interviews of qualified firms (if needed)         To be scheduled after February 2nd

Selection of Masonry Contractor                   Between February 2nd and 16th

Start project                                                    Per proposal and contract

 

Services Requested:

  1. Project scope and budget
  2. Development of phasing plan, if necessary
  3. Complete Masonry repair services, including, but not limited to the following: All services, materials and equipment required for the mortar repair/replacement, stone repair/replacement, masonry cleaning and restoration, application of breathable sealer, and any related construction/installation through final acceptance of the work.

 

Statement Qualification Format:

The Statement of Qualifications shall be short and concise and is to address the following areas:

  1. Company description: Include a detailed listing of the masonry installation and restoration qualifications of the proposer.
  2. A description of the guiding principles and operational practices for masonry repair and restoration, including the following:
  3. How the determination of mortar type is made, determination of appropriateness of type, if type is appropriate but repair is required, an explanation of the proposed color matching process and the mortar repointing process.
  4. How the determination of whether to repair or replace damaged stone is made, description of the process to repair or replace stone.
  5. How the determination that cleaning is needed is reached, a description of the cleaning process and materials used.
  6. Description of the selection of and application process for a breathable sealer.
  7. List five recently completed projects (similar materials preferred) include the owner’s name, address, phone number and the cost of the masonry work.
  8. Provide assurance that, if selected, work will be done in accordance with National Park Service Presentation Briefs 1, 2, 3 and 4 relative to masonry work and standards in ACI (American Concrete Institute) 530.
  9. Evidence of ability to meet schedules and budgets: Examples may include the five previously submitted projects or other projects which presented unique challenges.
  10. Resumes for the key individuals working on the project, specifically referencing applicable training and/or certifications or other evidence of technical ability.
  11. Other appropriate qualifications-based selection factors.

 

Proposal Format:

  1. Outline the work that the building requires including approximate costs. Work should be broken down to clearly tie to the description given in #2 of the statement of qualifications.
  2. Propose a project timeline and budget, develop phases if total cost of work will exceed $50,000.
  3. If the project budget will exceed $50,000 and there is work that is critical for the building’s structure as opposed to the building’s aesthetic appearance, provide a budget for the critical work.
  4. Change Order Process: An explanation of pricing practices for masonry repair and restoration including responsibility for errors and changes, i.e., masonry contractor’s errors and owner’s errors and/or changes.
  5. Statement acknowledging Lincoln County’s requirements for insurance which are: Insurance: Prior to commencement of work, Contractor shall procure and submit proof thereof to the County, and at all times thereafter maintain such insurance as will protect Contractor and County from claims under the Workers’ Compensation Act of Wyoming or any other State concerning employees engaged in the performance of work under this Agreement; and from claims for damages because of negligence or bodily injury, including but not limited to death and damages to property, all with coverage limits of no less than one million dollars ($1,000,000.00). Contractor agrees to provide a certificate of liability insurance to County evidencing said limit. This insurance must cover Contractor’s operations under this Agreement, whether such operations be by Contractor or by any subcontractor or anyone directly or indirectly employed by either of them.
  6. Pursuant to W.S. 16-6-112, Lincoln County will require some form of guarantee which shall be:

(i) Conditioned for the payment of all taxes, excises, licenses, assessments, contributions, penalties and interest lawfully due;

(ii) For the use and benefit of any person performing any work or labor or furnishing any material or goods of any kind which were used in the execution of the contract, conditioned for the performance and completion of the contract according to its terms, compliance with all the requirements of law and payment as due of all just claims for work or labor performed, material furnished and taxes, excises, licenses, assessments, contributions, penalties and interest accrued in the execution of the contract; and

(iii) In an amount not less than fifty percent (50%) of the contract price.

 

Selection Factors:

  1. Attendance at the pre-proposal site visit at 2:00 p.m. on January 15, 2016. An alternate date may be arranged prior to the site visit, no alternate dates will be arranged after the date of the site visit.
  2. Submittal of three (3) hard copies of the proposal by 5 p.m. on February 1, 2016, to the Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, 925 Sage Avenue. The outside of the envelope shall be marked “Stone Building.”
  3. The Statement of Qualifications shall be sealed in a separate envelope inside the main envelope and clearly marked “Statement of Qualifications.”
  4. The Proposal shall be sealed in a separate envelope inside the main envelope and clearly marked “Proposal.”
  5. Qualifications will be the first item looked at and if the determination is made that the qualifications are not sufficient, the “Proposal” will be returned. Pre-qualification is an option for all proposers and may be done by submitting the “Statement of Qualifications” to the address listed in #2 by 5 p.m. on January 4, 2016.
  6. As a government entity, Lincoln County will follow all applicable state statutes including the 5% preference for Wyoming contractors. Please note, price will only be a consideration for those proposers whose qualifications were determined to be sufficient.

 

Lincoln County reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive any formalities and to accept the proposal deemed to be in the best interest of Lincoln County.

 

Payment shall be made as the project is completed and billed. A final payment of ten percent (10%) of the total price shall be made after completion of the project and inspection by County. Said ten percent (10%) of the contract amount retained by County shall be paid to Contractor after project is completed and a voucher submitted to and approved by the Board of Lincoln County Commissioners. County will then publish notice as required by W.S. § 16-6-116. After the required forty (40) days have passed, provided Contractor files with the Lincoln County Clerk, a sworn statement setting forth that all claims for material and labor performed under the contract have been and are paid for the entire period of time for which the final payment is to be made, pursuant to W.S. § 16-6-117. Billing shall be made by Contractor every thirty (30) days and shall be due within thirty (30) days of receipt by County of invoice.

Questions may be addressed to Matt Mochel at 307-248-0219 or mmochel@lcwy.org or to Mary Crosby at 307-877-2095 or mcrosby@lcwy.org .

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