Commission convenes for brief regular meeting


TORRINGTON – The Goshen County Commission convened Tuesday March 16 for their second regular meeting of March. Commissioner Cody Cox presided over the meeting as Chairman John Ellis was snowed-in at his home. 

Cox opened the meeting and County Clerk Cynthia Kenyon called Ellis on the phone, so he could join in with Commissioners Burkart and Cox.

The first matter of business was Goshen County Sheriff Kory Fleenor’s report to the commissioners. Fleenor told the commissioners 

Fleenor provided his report, stating the month’s contract housing amounted to $7,000 and the fiscal year’s contract housing amount was $42,490. 

Fleenor told the commissioners the sheriff’s office had not been largely impacted by the winter storm conditions as much as other agencies around the area had. He noted there was a semi-tractor on Slater Road.

Cox said Platte County agreed to put up signs on their end to help prevent people from traveling on the roadways which were heavily impacted by the weather. 

The commissioners approved Fleenor’s report and heard County Clerk Cynthia Kenyon’s report. 

Kenyon said there was about $4,000 in bills that had come through her office since the past meeting. The bills were approved. 

Danielle Wondercheck, Executive Director and Special Services Director of Wyoming Child and Family Services, Inc., appeared before the commission to present a letter extending appreciation to the commission. 

Wondercheck said she was not there to ask for money, but only to thank the commission for their partnership for the organization. She said the organization had been in Goshen County for the past 56 years and explained how the organization has assisted families and children, directly, in the area. 

She said the organization puts $1.6 million into the county to go towards salaries and benefits and services to be provide the citizens of the county. 

Wondercheck said the organization continues to serve the area through offering their developmental disability services, early head start program, a private-paid preschool and a childcare program, all in Goshen County.

After Wondercheck’s presentation, the commission took a recess until 9:30 a.m. for a request for a liquor license. 

At 9:30 a.m., they reconvened and approved a retail liquor license for Wyoming Ranch Foods, LLC. The meeting was then adjourned.

The next meeting of the Goshen County Commission will be Tuesday, March 6, 2021, at 9 a.m. at the Goshen County Courthouse.

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