County Commission meeting notes
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
January 27, 2009
Bridger-Teton National Forest officials met with Sublette County Commissioners Tuesday morning to discuss a possible partnership that would result in the Skyline Drive being reconstructed. Under the deal proposed by the B-Tís Michael Schrotz, the federal agency would provide $1.4 million and all the surveying and design work already completed by the agency. In return, the county would reconstruct the road, and would receive an easement for the road upon completion. Details of the project are under discussion, including ownership of boulders and trees taken during construction.
Commission Chairman Bill Cramer said considering the high public use in the area, he supports moving ahead with the project to at least put it out to bid."I think itís a good opportunity for the county and the Forest Service," Cramer said. Once the county puts the project out to bid, the commission will know what the total cost for the project will be and will make a final determination.
Sublette County Road and Bridge Department has assisted in the elk test-and-removal effort in the Boulder area again this year by plowing out the road to the elk feedgrounds for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. With blowing snow again on Tuesday, Road Foreman Butch Penton said it looked like his crews would be out to do it again later that day. The roads must be plowed in order to allow WG&F to transport elk that test seropositive for brucellosis out of the feedground in stock trailers and take them to a USDA-inspected slaughter facility in eastern Idaho.