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Notice of Special Meeting Dec 8, 2015

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
The Lincoln County Commissioners will hold a special meeting Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. at the Lincoln County Branch Office in Afton. Interested parties may attend by video conference in the Lincoln County Courthouse, Commission Board Room. The business to be transacted is in regards to Lincoln County obtaining a Title V right of way which connects County Road 340 and Sevenmile Gulch Road and extends approximately 1.75 miles. The County will also consider whether to adopt the right of way as a county road and an MOU for the maintenance and construction of the road.

 

Lincoln County Board Training **CANCELLED**

Hosted By The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and University of Wyoming Extension

This three-hour workshop will give appointed and elected board members the tools they need to succeed in their positions. A separate track will be offered for special district board members.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Board governance & parliamentary procedure
  • Legal compliance & open meetings law
  • State statutes & reporting
  • Fiduciary responsibility

*Dinner will be provided.

 

June 30

Afton — Civic Center

            5:15 – 8:15 p.m. **CANCELLED**

 

July 7

Kemmerer — South Lincoln Training & Event Center

            5:15-8:15 p.m. **CANCELLED**

 

 

For more information or to RSVP please contact:

Corey Roberts (877-2004) or

Kimberly Chapman (783-0570)

Public Notice – Weed & Pest Board Appointment Meeting

PUBLIC NOTICE

Please take notice that on February 4, 2015, the Lincoln County Commissioners will meet for the purpose of appointing two directors to the Lincoln County Weed and Pest Board. Persons interested in serving on said board should submit a petition signed by at least ten (10) landowners of Lincoln County to be submitted at least five (5) days before the date of the meeting. Petition forms may be obtained from the Lincoln County Weed and Pest Office in Afton or from the County Commissioners’ Office in Kemmerer.

Public Notice – Adoption of Rules for Indigent Burial

Please take notice that on March 3, 2015, Lincoln County intends to adopt RULES REGARDING INDIGENT BURIAL PROVIDED BY LINCOLN COUNTY, WYOMING (“Rules”). Copies of the proposed Rules may be obtained from the Lincoln County Commissioners’ Office: 925 Sage Ave., Suite 302, Kemmerer, WY 83101. Interested persons may submit comments in writing to the Lincoln County Commissioners at 925 Sage Ave., Suite 302, Kemmerer, WY 83101 at any time prior to March 3, 2015. The Rules are new rules authorized by W.S. 16-3-101 et seq. and W.S. 16-4-204 to be adopted by the Lincoln County Commissioners which will govern the procedure and payment related to the burial of indigent persons. The Rules meet the minimum substantive state statutory requirements.

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Provides Online Sex Offender Notification Tool

Recently, Sheriff Shane Johnson and the Lincoln Sheriff’s Department launched a new sex offender registration and public notification website called OffenderWatch®. Lincoln County will now be part of a nationwide network of over 5,000 law enforcement agencies which includes every Wyoming county sheriff. The new service is a citizen-friendly, easy to use website that enables citizens to search for potentially dangerous sex offenders and predators, which may be in close proximity to their homes, places of work, schools, churches and day care centers.  The information is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and is updated in real time by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office as offender information changes and is reported. As part of this new, innovative service, citizens may enter any address of interest to them, and see a map and listing of all offenders within a user defined radius (of .25 miles out to 2 miles) of that address.  Citizens can then register the address to be continuously monitored by the Sheriff, who will send to them an email alerting them if an offender or predator should register an address within their specified radius of their address. Citizens may confidentially register as many addresses as they like, at no cost to them. Citizens have a right to know who may be living near them and could potentially pose a threat to their families. The Wyoming sheriffs using OffenderWatch® have the most up to date information on all offenders registered in the state and I am happy to be able to provide that information to them, says Sheriff Johnson. The sheriff has also made available additional web based resources designed to educate and inform the public on ways to keep their families safe. The purpose of the program is to lessen the anxiety of citizens by proactively alerting them should an offender/predator move within proximity to them, and to provide the highest level of security and safety to all Lincoln County citizens.   The program also enables the Sheriff to verify that offender addresses do not violate any safety buffers that may be implemented around protected institutions in the county, such as schools, day cares and parks, and helps law enforcement schedule compliance checks for verifying information provided by offenders.

Citizens can access the OffenderWatch® registry at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office sex offender search page at: http://www.communitynotification.com/wy/lincoln/

Public Notice – Lincoln County Fairgrounds Draft Master Plan – Public Meetings

The Lincoln County Fairboard and County Commissioners will be hosting a series of public meetings to gather input on a draft master plan for the county fairgrounds located in Afton Wyoming. The fairboard and commissioners would like to get ideas from public and various groups on what facilities and programs should be planned for on the fairground property for the next several years. One facility that has been discussed in the past year or two is the need for an indoor riding I multipurpose arena. Come and give your thoughts on this idea and see what has been put together in terms of size, cost, use of building and fees. It is important to note that IF this building project moves forward, No county funds would be used to pay for construction of this building. Money would be generated from private donations and grant funding.

 

Meetings are scheduled for:

November 5th at the Alpine Town Hall at 7:00p.m.

November 13th  at the Thayne Town Hall at 7:00p.m.

November 18th at the Kemmerer Library at 6:30p.m.

November 19th at the Afton Civic Center at 7:00p.m. *Time updated*

General Election Proclamation

GENERAL ELECTION PROCLAMATION                                                                                              LINCOLN COUNTY, WYOMING                                                                                                
GENERAL ELECTION DAY: Tuesday, November 4, 2014
LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE: Monday, October 20, 2014
VOTER REGISTRATION WILL BE PERMITTED AT THE POLLS ON ELECTION DAY
                             PARTISAN OFFICERS TO BE ELECTED
NO. TITLE TERM
1 U.S. Senator 6-year
1 U.S. Representative 2-year
1 Governor 4-year
1 Secretary of State 4-year
1 State Auditor 4-year
1 State Treasurer 4-year
1 State Superintendent of Public Instruction 4-year
1 State Representative HD #18 2-year
1 State Representative HD #21 2-year
1 State Representative HD #22 2-year
2 County Commissioners 4-year
1 County Coroner 4-year
1 County Attorney 4-year
1 County Sheriff 4-year
1 County Clerk 4-year
1 County Treasurer 4-year
1 County Assessor 4-year
1 Clerk of District Court 4-year
                             NON-PARTISAN OFFICERS TO BE ELECTED
2 Retention of Justices of the Supreme Court 8-year
2 Retention of District Court Judges 6-year
3 Retention of Circuit Court Judges 4-year
1 Mayor, Town of Afton 4-year
2 Councilpersons, Town of Afton 4-year
1 Mayor, Town of Alpine 4-year
2 Councilpersons, Town of Alpine 4-year
1 Mayor, Town of Cokeville 4-year
2 Councilpersons, Town of Cokeville 4-year
1 Mayor, Town of Diamondville 4-year
2 Councilpersons, Town of Diamondville 4-year
1 Councilperson, City of Kemmerer Ward #1 4-year
1 Councilperson, City of Kemmerer Ward #2 4-year
1 Councilperson, City of Kemmerer Ward #3 4-year
1 Mayor, Town of LaBarge 4-year
2 Councilpersons, Town of LaBarge 4-year
1 Mayor, Town of Opal 4-year
2 Councilpersons, Town of Opal 4-year
1 Councilperson, Town of Opal 2-year
1 Mayor, Town of Thayne 4-year
2 Councilpersons, Town of Thayne 4-year
1 Mayor, Town of Star Valley Ranch 4-year
2 Councilpersons, Town of Star Valley Ranch 4-year
2 Trustees, School District #1 4-year
1 Trustee, School District #2 – At-Large 4-year
1 Trustee, School District #2 – Area 2 4-year
1 Trustee, School District #2 – Area 5 4-year
2 Trustees, School District #9, Sublette County At-Large 4-year
3 Directors, Cokeville Cemetery 4-year
3 Directors, South Lincoln Cemetery 4-year
2 Directors, South Lincoln Cemetery 2-year
1 Director, Lincoln Conservation District – Rural 4-year
1 Director, Lincoln Conservation District – Urban 4-year
1 Director, Star Valley Conservation District-Rural 4-year
1 Director, Star Valley Conservation District-At-Large 4-year
1 Director, Star Valley Conservation District-Urban 4-year
2 Directors, Bear River Fire District 4-year
2 Directors, Upper Valley Fire District 4-year
4 Trustees, North Lincoln Hospital District 4-year
1 Trustee, North Lincoln Hospital District 2-year
2 Trustees, South Lincoln Hospital District 4-year
2 Trustees, Proposed Cokeville Hospital District 4-year
3 Trustees, Proposed Cokeville Hospital District 2-year
 BALLOT PROPOSITIONS
PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT A:
THE ADOPTION OF THIS AMENDMENT WOULD ALLOW THE GOVERNOR TO APPOINT
NONRESIDENTS OF THE STATE TO SERVE AS UNIVERSTY OF WYOMING TRUSTEES.
NOT MORE THAT TWENTY PERCENT (20%) OF THE APPOINTED TRUSTEES MAY BE
NONRESIDENTS OF THE STATE. THE GOVERNOR WOULD NOT BE REQUIRED TO
APPOINT ANY NONRESIDENT AS A TRUSTEE. ALL APPOINTMENTS TO THE BOARD
OF TRUSTEES ARE WITH THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE WYOMING SENATE.
LODGING TAX OPTION:
SHALL THE TOWN OF AFTON CONTINUE TO IMPOSE AN ADDITIONAL 2% SALES TAX
UPON THE SALE PRICE PAID FOR LODGING SERVICES, THE PRIMARY PURPOSE
OF WHICH IS FOR THE PROMOTION OF LOCAL TRAVEL AND TOURISM?
PROPOSED COKEVILLE SPECIAL HOSPITAL DISTRICT:
SHALL THE PROPOSED SPECIAL COKEVILLE HOSPITAL DISTRICT BE ESTABLISHED
TO OPERATE AS A DISTRICT PURSUANT TO W.S. 35-2-401 THROUGH 35-2-438?
CAMPAIGN FILING REQUIREMENTS:
EVERY candidate, whether successful or not, must file BOTH campaign reports.
This includes candidates who neither receive nor spend any money during the
campaign. Candidates or committees who fail to file the required reports within
the stipulated time are subject to civil and other penalties. A candidate who fails to file the
Statement of Receipts required by the 7th day before the election will have his/her
name printed on a list that will be made available to the public.   In addition, a candidate who
fails to file the statement required under W.S. 22-26-106 within 30 days of the report due date
is ineligible to run as a candidate for any state of local office for which a statement is required
until five years have elapsed from the date the statement was first due, or until the required
statement has been filed. This section does not apply to special district candidates.
 

 

If you require assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability or inability to read or

write, you may be given assistance by a person of your choice.   If you have questions
regarding the accessibility of your polling place, please contact the County Clerk’s Office.
Absentee ballots may be requested through November 3, 2014.   A ballot may be obtained
by contacting the County Clerk’s Office in person or in writing at the Lincoln County
Courthouse, 925 Sage Ave., Ste. 101, Kemmerer, WY 83101, or by calling
307-877-2021 or 800-442-9001 ext. 2021.
Dated this 24th day of September, 2014.
April Brunski
Deputy County Clerk