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Commissioners Approve Meeting Rooms Policy

An increased use and demand for the large conference room in Fremont County’s new Garden Park Building has prompted the Board of Commissioners to adopt an amended building use policy for both the Garden Park facility as well as the Fremont County Administration Building.    The need for an amended policy was recognized after several groups outside of county government requested use of the room.

The amended policy states that any group wanting to use meeting rooms for anything other than official government business must make application through the county manager’s office and must be a non-profit group associated with educational or local civic activities.   Private social events, political or religious functions, commercial business, fundraising activities, or any activity that would disrupt county business would not be permitted.

The facilities would be available only during regular operating hours from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and would not be available on Fridays, Saturday, Sundays, or holidays.   Restrictions on hours and days of use would not apply to Fremont County government uses of the buildings.

Any group using county rooms that want to bring in food and beverages and are not associated with any county business would have to pay a $150 cleaning-damage deposit.    The deposit would be returned if no additional costs were incurred by the county.   If any group sought an exception to the policy they would have to appeal directly to the Board of County Commissioners.

The Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved another three year agreement with John Cutler and Associates to provide county audit services for 2015, 2016, & 2017.   County Finance Director Sunny Bryant recommended the continuation of auditing services with the Cutler firm saying both the county and Cutler’s staff have now become familiar with each other's procedures on financial and auditing practices.    Bryant said Cutler’s agreement also calls for the $18,000 annual auditing fee to remain the same for each of the additional three years.

The Commissioners set a pair of public hearings for 10 a.m. on October 13th.   One hearing will be for a Special Review Use permit for Acord Land Company which wants to operate a truck terminal on a 3.8 acre lot at the Fremont County Airport Industrial Park.  The other hearing involves recommended changes to the county’s Zoning Resolution as referred to the Commissioners by the County Planning Commission.   Those changes include a proposal to add whitewater rafting operations to the allowed uses in the Business Zone District, changing the building footprint for recreational cabins to sizes not to exceed 550 square feet, and moving the AP-O Airport Overlay Zone District into its’ own section under the Zoning Resolution.

In other business the Board of Commissioners:

  • Adopted a resolution recognizing the work and contributions of emergency first responders throughout Fremont County;
  • Approved a six month extension for submittal of contingency items on a Commercial Development Plan for The Outpost at Texas Creek.   The site is located along the south side of US Highway 50 just east of McCoy Gulch Road in the Texas Creek area.