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7 ~ 1/14/2011 3:07:00 PM ~ Berger: Call to order..Department of Agriculture - Friday January 14, 2011 3:05 Overview, questions, supplemental budget request
45 ~ 1/14/2011 3:07:38 PM ~ Jason Fearneyhough, Julie Cook, Daren Everett, Dean Finkenbinder, Handk Uhden, Mike Leath, leanne Stevenson, James Goodrich, Ann Wittmann Jason: Small dept, broad in duties State Fair 500 event days outside of state fair Natural Resource Division Questions:
3:05 ~ 1/14/2011 3:09:58 PM ~ Berger: any questions:
3:13 ~ 1/14/2011 3:10:06 PM ~ Jason: Pg 9 of supplemental request New Laboratory for Weights and Measures..228,000 dollars for infrastructure, Timing issue gap in service
4:19 ~ 1/14/2011 3:11:12 PM ~ Meier: What is farm..equipment
4:32 ~ 1/14/2011 3:11:25 PM ~ Jason: will get it to you
4:40 ~ 1/14/2011 3:11:33 PM ~ Berger: go through gap information
4:47 ~ 1/14/2011 3:11:40 PM ~ Jason: refer to Uhden Hank Uhden: From last legislative session, move before or at beginning of next budget session so put money in .
5:49 ~ 1/14/2011 3:12:41 PM ~ Berger: Flex Funds
5:55 ~ 1/14/2011 3:12:48 PM ~ Julie Cook: Governor discussion..may work out through Legislative process
6:14 ~ 1/14/2011 3:13:07 PM ~ Meier: Was there a budget attached to the move? reversion tied to it
6:42 ~ 1/14/2011 3:13:35 PM ~ Cook: Entire appropriation through Construction Management Hank provided listing, will provide to JAC, 9 may fit into bid process
7:20 ~ 1/14/2011 3:14:13 PM ~ Berger: Update before markup, current handout
7:33 ~ 1/14/2011 3:14:26 PM ~ Cook: Yes, early next week
7:46 ~ 1/14/2011 3:14:39 PM ~ Jason - Director- provided list from agency for priorities Pg 13, 23,000 for updated wiring in analytical services lab, CIO and Gov's office approved Pg 17: 200,000 to fund range health assessment, vetoed last year set up program then ask for appropriation
9:25 ~ 1/14/2011 3:16:17 PM ~ Berger: Have you supplied us with that..good thing to have?
9:39 ~ 1/14/2011 3:16:32 PM ~ Jason: by early next week Number one priority 2 million plus for grasshopper funding Funding last year through dept of ag and state land
10:32 ~ 1/14/2011 3:17:25 PM ~ Pederson: What goes into your forecasting for needs for these funds?
10:46 ~ 1/14/2011 3:17:39 PM ~ Jason: refer to Alade Franklin
11:08 ~ 1/14/2011 3:18:00 PM ~ Franklin:
11:28 ~ 1/14/2011 3:18:21 PM ~ Meier: put people in field to advise landowners...
12:31 ~ 1/14/2011 3:19:24 PM ~ Slade: working with UW and USDA .. broader spectrum program..cropland and range land
12:57 ~ 1/14/2011 3:19:50 PM ~ Von Flatern: In budget: state assistance West Nile Virus, benefit of program
13:19 ~ 1/14/2011 3:20:12 PM ~ Slade: Emergency Mgt grant program...
13:40 ~ 1/14/2011 3:20:33 PM ~ Von Flatern: Directly applying spray just kills ..
13:54 ~ 1/14/2011 3:20:47 PM ~ Mr. Franklin: funds used to spray for mosquitos and larvae.
14:08 ~ 1/14/2011 3:21:01 PM ~ Von Flatern: success determined?
14:22 ~ 1/14/2011 3:21:15 PM ~ Mr. Franklin: use system of monitoring population before and after treatment
15:18 ~ 1/14/2011 3:22:10 PM ~ Berger: Fund based on science, budget to get rid of all
15:39 ~ 1/14/2011 3:22:32 PM ~ Franklin: about 9 million last year acreage is still high, 9 million program..mean 5 million
16:27 ~ 1/14/2011 3:23:20 PM ~ Berger
16:29 ~ 1/14/2011 3:23:22 PM ~ Director Jason: Pg 24: Commercial items at state fair, 42000 out of state fair revenue
17:06 ~ 1/14/2011 3:23:59 PM ~ Von Flatern: When was survey taken..grasshopper survey..
17:30 ~ 1/14/2011 3:24:23 PM ~ Franklin: end of season
17:38 ~ 1/14/2011 3:24:31 PM ~ Jason: Pg 25 - state fair - use 30,000 to purchase OSHA required safety harness ..for work on top of equine science building
18:18 ~ 1/14/2011 3:25:11 PM ~ Hastert: Pg 24, question oven and dishwasher.. facilities used for other functions or just state fair
18:46 ~ 1/14/2011 3:25:39 PM ~ Jason: Yes , other functions Pg 25:
19:27 ~ 1/14/2011 3:26:20 PM ~ Berger: give a review on revenues from the state fair. fees in comparision to 10 years ago. Gov says use fair revenues instead of general fund
20:05 ~ 1/14/2011 3:26:58 PM ~ Jason: Park used seasonally before. Buildings on line increased use of facility limited by size of staff to increase event days room for growth on utilization of buildings
21:34 ~ 1/14/2011 3:28:27 PM ~ Julie: Revenues, increase in revenues in fair and non-fair events Increased cost within state fair cost utility cost for youth hockey state fair revenue is money Dept of AG takes in during fair time, statute allows us to keep that money Funding used recently for capital construction Nonfair time - using to take care of increased cost Cafeteria used year round
24:06 ~ 1/14/2011 3:30:59 PM ~ Berger: Welcome Mr. Goodrich
24:14 ~ 1/14/2011 3:31:07 PM ~ James Goodrich: Significant increase in growth 4 years have seen increased growth
25:16 ~ 1/14/2011 3:32:09 PM ~ Berger: In process of completing buildings or refurbished
25:33 ~ 1/14/2011 3:32:26 PM ~ James Goodrich: upgrading infrastructure,
26:05 ~ 1/14/2011 3:32:58 PM ~ Meier: Priority 4 denied with SBC...what is basis for that? Show Center, Livestock Pavilion used year round?
26:37 ~ 1/14/2011 3:33:30 PM ~ Goodrich: Yes, livestock arena is used year round .. more activities other than equine circus, garage sale, tractor pull SBC - request was for pouring concrete and ventilation in building..
28:06 ~ 1/14/2011 3:34:59 PM ~ Meier: Beginning deteroriation , which building?
28:23 ~ 1/14/2011 3:35:16 PM ~ Goodrich: Primarily livestock building, year round use will help
28:48 ~ 1/14/2011 3:35:41 PM ~ Meier: Breakdown in costs by building?
29:01 ~ 1/14/2011 3:35:54 PM ~ Goodrich: Yes, info is itemized
29:11 ~ 1/14/2011 3:36:04 PM ~ Berger: give us information put on list Julie
29:23 ~ 1/14/2011 3:36:16 PM ~ Von Flatern: Do you charge per hour for ice use?
29:37 ~ 1/14/2011 3:36:30 PM ~ Goodrich: Not an hourly rate No open use time for other teams
29:58 ~ 1/14/2011 3:36:51 PM ~ Von Flatern: Yearly lease?
30:06 ~ 1/14/2011 3:36:59 PM ~ Goodrich: Monthly lease and utility cost
30:17 ~ 1/14/2011 3:37:10 PM ~ Von Flatern: Whati s charge?
30:26 ~ 1/14/2011 3:37:19 PM ~ Goodrich: 900 per month, 1500 for utiilties
30:58 ~ 1/14/2011 3:37:51 PM ~ Von Flatern: For 5 month season
31:08 ~ 1/14/2011 3:38:01 PM ~ Berger: Liability Insurance
31:15 ~ 1/14/2011 3:38:08 PM ~ Goodrich: Members of team covered by Hockey League..youth association
31:40 ~ 1/14/2011 3:38:33 PM ~ Von Flatern: Does your board analyze what to charge for usage so it is break even for state?
32:03 ~ 1/14/2011 3:38:56 PM ~ Goodrich: periodically, compare with other entitys. keep costs reasonable
32:32 ~ 1/14/2011 3:39:25 PM ~ Hastert: Reason for denial of funds? can get building commision in
33:00 ~ 1/14/2011 3:39:52 PM ~ Berger: Mr. Cathcart can explain
33:13 ~ 1/14/2011 3:40:06 PM ~ Berger: You can prepare a sheet Mr. Goodrich
33:32 ~ 1/14/2011 3:40:25 PM ~ Jason: Desire for wanting it or denail
33:44 ~ 1/14/2011 3:40:37 PM ~ Berger: Reason for desire;
33:53 ~ 1/14/2011 3:40:46 PM ~ Jason: concluded
34:02 ~ 1/14/2011 3:40:55 PM ~ Peterson: Does County have own fairgrounds or use facilities? Do not want to subsidize
34:39 ~ 1/14/2011 3:41:32 PM ~ GoodrichL Annual receive 25,000 cash from road and bridge dept to help pay for maintenance fees..hold Converse county fair and 4H activities building by hour in addition for some cases
35:55 ~ 1/14/2011 3:42:48 PM ~ Meier: changes on stream classifications from fed..disregard work done in past..budgets running through your dept..any changes at federal level which might impact state level
36:48 ~ 1/14/2011 3:43:41 PM ~ Jason: Leanne Stevenson and Bobbie Frank
37:02 ~ 1/14/2011 3:43:55 PM ~ Bobbie Frank: Wyo Assoc of conservation water quality work on streams watershed plans window of opportunity for restoration 10 to 13 years DEQ leads effort Watershed plans pertinent
38:45 ~ 1/14/2011 3:45:38 PM ~ Meier: change on federal level..make us redo work
39:06 ~ 1/14/2011 3:45:59 PM ~ Bobbi: Contact ..designation EPA disapproved rules, modeling approach Redefine navigable water at federal level, did not move forward EPA issued guidance..proposing redefined within EPA jurisdiction
40:37 ~ 1/14/2011 3:47:30 PM ~ Berger: Senator Jim Anderson in the room
40:53 ~ 1/14/2011 3:47:46 PM ~ Anderson: Excellent questions, important facility in my district respond to question - Arena The club owns the cooling equipment, disassemble when finished 100 year celebration
42:58 ~ 1/14/2011 3:49:51 PM ~ Berger: Thank you..Will let you know if we need to call back Next up is livestock board..No break committee
43:34 ~ 1/14/2011 3:50:27 PM ~
44:55 ~ 1/14/2011 4:01:01 PM ~ Schwartz Ann Iske, wears a lot of hats. Livestock boards consists of 7 members They are a policy making board. Dr. Logan is State Vet. but can't be here because of recent surgery. Our major program is our brand program. We have 30,000 brands in Wyoming. Brand inspection program is very important. They are all contract employees. They do get retirement which has been able to allow us to get some real quality brand inspectors. One of the issues that has really impacted animal welfare. The two major issues are hording and puppy/kitty mills.
50:53 ~ 1/14/2011 4:06:59 PM ~ Berger I do see that a puppy mill bill is coming. On the efferts of bring these folks together, what are you doing.
51:52 ~ 1/14/2011 4:07:59 PM ~ Schwartz We are working closely
52:08 ~ 1/14/2011 4:08:14 PM ~ Berger Thank You
52:14 ~ 1/14/2011 4:08:21 PM ~ Schwartz Brocallosus is stll prvelent in elk herds. The feds are trying to back out and that worries me. I guess I would answer any questions you might have.
53:43 ~ 1/14/2011 4:09:49 PM ~ Berger Lets go through your supplemental requests. Wallis gave us a letter of support for computer
54:25 ~ 1/14/2011 4:10:31 PM ~ Schwartz Page 14 of our requests. We need to move into the next century. We propose we use an existing that South Dakato is using.
56:07 ~ 1/14/2011 4:12:14 PM ~ Berger Can you tell me what if the investment was made for $361,000.
56:41 ~ 1/14/2011 4:12:47 PM ~ Mike I think I need to say how they have worked very hard on the self study.. During that last budget cycle was around $360,000 and that too was denied. We do support modernization of the Dept. of Ag.
58:37 ~ 1/14/2011 4:14:43 PM ~ Pedersen What is the cycle for updating for hardware 4 Yrs for desktop, 3 for laptops.
59:41 ~ 1/14/2011 4:15:47 PM ~ Berger That would help us with markup
1:00:16 ~ 1/14/2011 4:16:22 PM ~ Mike I think that is a good idea I believe that handout #26 is the responces to your denial.
1:01:09 ~ 1/14/2011 4:17:15 PM ~ Schwartz We do have some money in our earmark account.
1:01:46 ~ 1/14/2011 4:17:52 PM ~ Meier Could we get an account of how much is in your earmark account.
1:02:23 ~ 1/14/2011 4:18:29 PM ~ Berger That was 4 years ago
1:02:39 ~ 1/14/2011 4:18:46 PM ~ Schwarz I wasn't on board then. That is probably the reason they hired a Director. We are looking at 2 - 2.5 mill. in it. That sounds like a lot of money but that is only 6 months operating costs Page 15 New Printers $4,006 New server's Page 19 Additional brucalosus First time it is out of the feedground of the elk. Probably in the future, we will have similar issues. Change this to desiese outbreak account. Gives us a place to go if there is a break out of any type. The legislature could put a cap of some type. If desies like footinmouth , the state vet could go to the vet
1:09:31 ~ 1/14/2011 4:25:37 PM ~ Von Flatern You see it as making a good case to the governor and then he will release the funds.
1:10:15 ~ 1/14/2011 4:26:21 PM ~ Meier Do you have the language you want in that footnote. I don't believe that doesn't fall inot that emergency fund that we have
1:11:20 ~ 1/14/2011 4:27:27 PM ~ Esquabel To access funds like that , how fast can you access that money
1:11:58 ~ 1/14/2011 4:28:05 PM ~ Cox 2 or 3 days
1:12:08 ~ 1/14/2011 4:28:15 PM ~ Pedersen IS that $500,000 per anneum.
1:12:52 ~ 1/14/2011 4:28:59 PM ~ Schwartz If we don't use the money, I would be tickled to death.
1:14:11 ~ 1/14/2011 4:30:18 PM ~ Schwartz Page 24 radios WYOLink $37,000, Gov. recomended $17,000 Our law inforcement have used this system and it has workd well. It is a step in the right direction Also page 24 Printing of the brand book GOv. recomended $20,000
1:17:03 ~ 1/14/2011 4:33:10 PM ~ Von Flatern Non of the radio's are compatable
1:17:37 ~ 1/14/2011 4:33:44 PM ~ Page 25 G-form $5,000 will probably be fine for 1 year.
1:18:48 ~ 1/14/2011 4:34:55 PM ~ Berger Any further comments Director Schwartz
1:19:11 ~ 1/14/2011 4:35:17 PM ~ Schwartz Just wanted to thank the Legislators for all their help.
1:19:45 ~ 1/14/2011 4:35:51 PM ~ Von Flatern Is that what you call earmarked fun.
1:20:34 ~ 1/14/2011 4:36:41 PM ~ Berger That's because they didn't have anything to begin with. We will be back at 8:00 a.m.