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County modifies tire burial rate

Posted: Monday, Oct 8th, 2012




SUBLETTE COUNTY – The board of county commissioners adjusted the county’s rate schedule for trash – specifically tires – at its meeting Tuesday, Oct. 2. The commissioners agreed to adjust the residential rate for unmounted tires sized 24 inches or less from $90 per ton to $5 per ton, the same rate as residential household waste.

The discussion to adjust the rate was prompted by a request from a former resident who is tasked with cleaning up her father’s Ehman Lane property. Kim Gray estimated there are 5,000 tires that need to be hauled away. At the rate of $90 per ton, Gray said the financial burden would be well above her and her husband’s means.

The commissioners consulted Brad Clingman, county waste management supervisor. Clingman said tires that are unmounted and less than 24 inches in diameter are disposed of in the same fashion as residential trash – they are buried in the landfill.

Commissioner Andy Nelson suggested giving Gray the residential trash rate for her tires. Commissioner John Linn proposed extending that action to the entire county.

“I’m wondering if we should not just help them out but help everyone out,” Linn said.

Linn made a motion to amend the rate to allow residents to dump tires at the normal residential trash rate, $5 per ton. The motion passed unanimously.

“I’m inclined to sort of promote cleaning up the county. I’m sure people have a lot of tires they’re not bringing in because of the cost,” Linn said.

The rate for out-of-county dumping remains the same, $90 per ton. Clingman also said residents may dump tires at a per-unit cost instead of by tonnage.

Rates are available at http://www.

sublettewyo.com/.

In other Sublette County business:

• Mark Eatinger reported Rio Verde awarded a bid to Teletractors Inc. of Pinedale to construct a box culvert over the Highland ditch on Fremont Lake Road. The bid was awarded for $299,775.

• Robin Clover, executive director of the Sexual Assault and Family Violence (SAFV) Task Force, presented a proclamation to the commissioners to declare October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The commissioners approved a resolution in favor of the proclamation. Clover reported she will also present the proclamation to the Pinedale, Marbleton and Big Piney town councils at their upcoming meetings.

• County clerk Mary Lankford

reported she spoke with Peter Hallsten of the Wyoming Department of Transportation about a planned project to extend the Trapper Lane bike path down to Bargerville, near Alco. According to Hallsten, the county’s commitment to the project will be $119,000, Lankford reported. The commissioners did not take any action, as it was an informational report.

• The commissioners approved a grant to fund SAFV, the Pregnancy Resource Center and Home Base Family Resources. The $50,000 grant will be split among the three agencies.

• Dave Carney of WLC Engineering reported that QEP received a price to build the 4-H barn and facilities on the newly created Rose Skinner Parkway and offered to pay for the construction. The project will include a livestock barn,

cattle guards, fencing, a well and additional site work. The commissioners voted to approve QEP’s proposed actions and continuing work on the project.

• Mike McFarland reported that the Jackson Hole Figure Skating Club, of which he is the president, is liquidating assets to cover its financial debts. He presented commissioners and maintenance supervisor Andy O’Neal with a list of assets including costumes, sets, curtains and skating training equipment to see if the county would be interested in purchasing anything for the Wind River Skate Club. McFarland said his club hopes to recoup about $31,000 from the assets.

• The commissioners approved a job description drafted by the county fire board for a new fire warden position.



For the complete article see the 10-09-2012 issue.

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