public notice

Invitation to Bid – Kemmerer Courthouse & Law Enforcement Facility Project

Separate sealed BIDS for the construction of the Courthouse Renovation and Law Enforcement Facility Demolition Project will be received by Lincoln County, Wyoming at the office of   Lincoln County Planning and Engineering at 520 Topaz Street, Suite 109, Kemmerer, Wyoming until 3:00 p.m. local time October 26th, 2016 and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud.

The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be examined at the following locations:

Forsgren Associates, Inc.

849 Front Street, Suite 201 Evanston, WY 82930

Phone: (307) 789-6735

Lincoln County Wyoming

Planning and Engineering

520 Topaz Street

Kemmerer, WY 83101

The Project consists of the following work: Demolition within the Courthouse, remodel of the Courthouse demolition areas, demolition of the Law Enforcement Building and disposing of materials, constructing the parking lot and associated structures.  The work consists of site and building demolition, excavation, grading, concrete, building interior demolition, remodeling building interior, inside framing, electrical, and other utility work.

Copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be obtained online at the County Website (www.lcwy.org) Bid Docs tab. Contractors will be required to register and pay the associated fee of   $10.00   to download the documents.

(Quest CDN eBidDoc#4685675)

Contractor responsible for being on bidders list to qualify for bidding project.

Each BIDDER will be required to submit, with his proposal, a certified check, or Bid Bond made payable without condition to the Lincoln County in the amount of not less than five percent (5%) of the BIDDER’s maximum Bid Price as guarantee that such BIDDER will enter into a contract within fifteen (15) days after the date of the OWNER’s Notice of Award.

The funding for this project is from the Wyoming Business Council CDBG grant program, the Office of State Land & Investment Mineral Royalty grant program and local funds.  Therefore, the contractor will be required to follow applicable state and federal laws including the Davis Bacon Act of 1931.  A guide and the required payroll form are provided.

Qualified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) are encouraged to submit bids on this project.  Bidders that use a subcontractor(s)/supplier(s) are required to make a good faith effort at soliciting DBE subcontractor/supplier participation.  Bidders shall submit the required DBE Good Faith Effort Documentation form and other related forms with their bids.

Pursuant to W.S. 16-6-201, Wyoming Preference Act of 1971, Preference for State Laborers. “Every contract shall contain a provision requiring that Wyoming labor be used except other laborers may be used when Wyoming laborers are not available for the employment from within the state or are not qualified to perform the work involved.”

Lincoln County reserves the right to reject any or all bids or any part of any bid, to waive any formality in any bid, as its best interest may appear.

All questions about the meaning or intent of the Bidding Documents are to be submitted to Forsgren Associates Inc. in writing.  Interpretations or clarifications considered necessary in response to such questions will be used by Addenda delivered to all parties, recorded as having received Bid Documents.  Questions received AFTER 4:30 p.m. October 20th, 2017 will not be answered.  Only questions answered by Addenda will be binding.

A Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be held at  2:00  pm on the  19th day of  October 2016, at Lincoln County Courthouse Commission Board Room, Suite 301, Kemmerer, Wyoming.

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST THE RELEASE OF FUNDS

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST THE RELEASE OF FUNDS

Lincoln County
925 Sage Ave.,Suite 302
Kemmerer, WY 83101
307-877-2095 or mcrosby@lcwy.org

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for
activities to be undertaken by Lincoln County.

REQUEST FOR THE RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about December 5, 2015 Lincoln County will submit a request to the Wyoming
Business Council on behalf of Lincoln County for the release of Community
Development Block Grant funds from the Department of Housing and Urban
Development to undertake a project known as the Old Prison Demolition, for the
purpose of demolishing the former law enforcement building located on Block 44 of the
2″d addition to Kemmerer, Wyoming estimated to cost $640,560 including $320,000 in
funding from the Community Development Block Grant program.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
Lincoln County has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the
human environment. An Environmental Impact Statement under the National
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), therefore, is not required. Additional project
information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at 925 Sage
Ave., Suite 302 in Kemmerer, WYand may be examined or copied weekdays between
8 a.m. and noon and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (except holidays).

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to
comment on the project may submit written comments to Lincoln County at the above
address or to the above e-mail address. All comments received by December 4, 2015
will be considered by Lincoln County prior to authorizing submission of a request for
release of funds. Comments should specify that they are addressing the Old Prison
Demolition Notice.

RELEASE OF FUNDS

Lincoln County certifies to the Wyoming Business Council that Jerry T. Harmon,
Chairman of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners consents to accept the
jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in
relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been
satisfied. The Wyoming Business Council approval of the certification satisfies its
responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows Lincoln County
to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO THE RELEASE OF FUNDS

The Wyoming Business will accept objections to its release of funds and the Lincoln
County’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission
date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are made on one
of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of
the Lincoln County;(b) Lincoln County has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or
finding required by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations at
24 CFR Part 58; (c) the grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not
authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before the approval of a release of funds by the Wyoming
Business Council; or (d) another Federal agency, acting pursuant to 40 CFR part 1504,
has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of
environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with
the required procedures of 24 CFR Part 58 and shall be addressed to the Wyoming
Business Council, 214 West 15th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82002. Potential objectors
should contact the Wyoming Business Council to verify the actual last day of the
objection period.

Jerry T. Harmon, Chairman
Lincoln County Board of Commissioners

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 2015 BUSINESS READY COMMUNITY GRANT AND LOAN PROGRAM APPLICATION FOR A PLANNING GRANT FOR A TARGETED INDUSTRY STUDY PROJECT

The Wyoming Business Council is seeking grant and loan applications from counties, incorporated cities, towns, joint powers boards, and tribes for the Business Ready Community (BRC) Grant and Loan Program. The intent of this program is to ready a community for new business development through economic or educational development projects which may include, but not limited to, water, sewer, streets and roads, telecommunications, airports, purchase of rights of way, purchase of land, buildings, facilities, industrial and business parks, industrial site or business district development, amenities within a business or industrial park, landscaping, recreational and convention facilities, and or other physical projects.

 

The rules governing the BRC Grant and Loan Program are available through the Wyoming Business Council or http://www.wyomingbusiness.org.

 

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners intends to submit an application for a BRC Planning Grant, for a Waste to Energy Targeted Industry Study and is seeking citizen input regarding this project. Those wishing to comment on this project are encouraged to attend a public hearing on this subject on November 3, 2015 at 10:15 a.m. in the 3rd floor meeting room of the Lincoln County Courthouse in Kemmerer. Citizens can attend by video conference link available at the Lincoln County Branch Office at 421 Jefferson St. in Afton. Citizens can also submit written comments to:

Lincoln County Commissioners

925 Sage Ave., Suite 302

Kemmerer, WY 83101

OR

commission@lcwy.org

All written comments must be received no later than 5:00 pm on November 2, 2015. The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will take all comments made at the public hearing and written comments submitted on or before the deadline into consideration before considering a resolution in support of submitting an application for a 2015 BRC Planning Award.

Salary Report as of August 2015

Pursuant to Wyoming State Statute 18-3-516 (i), the following are the names, positions and gross monthly salaries of each full-time employee and each elected official, not including any fringe benefits such as health insurance costs, life insurance benefits and pension plans. The salaries do not include any overtime that the employees may earn which would be paid by the county.

The report can be downloaded by clicking the link below:

August 2015 Salaries

Public Notice

Please take notice that on October 21, 2014, Lincoln County intends to adopt RULES ESTABLISHING FEES FOR PUBLIC RECORDS SERVICES PROVIDED BY LINCOLN COUNTY, WYOMING (“Rules”). Copies of the proposed Rules may be obtained from the Lincoln County Clerk’s Office: 925 Sage Ave., Suite 101, Kemmerer, WY 83101 or 421 Jefferson St., Afton, WY 83110. 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 October 21, 2014. The Rules are new rules authorized by W.S. 16-3-101 et seq. and W.S. 16-4-204to be adopted by the Lincoln County Commissioners which will govern fees for copies and services related to public records requests. The Rules meet the minimum substantive state statutory requirements.