PETITION OF DE-ANNEXATION
We the undersigned, being a majority of the landowners of real estate in the territory herein after described, hereby petition for de-annexation of the described territory of the Town of Van Tassell, Niobrara County, Wyoming, in the matter provided for by Section 15-1-421.
Petitioners have attached hereto and make a part of this petition, an accurate map or plat of the territory sought to be de-annexed. Exhibit “B”.
Marcia A. Bruegger, Chairperson is hereby appointed agent of the undersigned as required by Wyoming Code, with full power to authority hereby granted to said agent to alter, change, correct, withdraw, re-file, substitute, compromise, to increase or delete or other things or actions for granting of this petition shall be made in the petition or plat by said agent without further expressed consent of the petitioners.
Marcia A. Bruegger
P.O. Box 306
6147 Highway 20 Van Tassell, WY
PETITIONERS STATE THE FOLLOWING IN SUPPORT OF THIS PETITION:
• The lands proposed in the petition for de-annexation, are already zoned agriculture. These lands have been used for agriculture for over the approximated time of 50 years, with no restrictions placed on the land usage.
• The Town of Van Tassell provides no services to said lands. Landowners provide their own amenities such as: electricity, water, sewage, garbage removal and snow removal.
• The proposed lands are taxed through Niobrara County taxation schedule. No taxes are paid to the Town of Van Tassell. Van Tassell procures their monies through the State of Wyoming.
• The Town of Van Tassell is provided coverage under Niobrara County’s State and Federal Disaster plan. Niobrara County provides law enforcement, fire protection services and emergency medical services to all residents of the Town of Van Tassell.
The Van Tassell Town Council has no regard to the wishes and beliefs of the agricultural property owners. The council has shown no interest on the agricultural lands and the day to day activities until a couple purchased some of the land for a horse training and farrier business.
A master plan was voted in against the wishes of the residents and landowners. There was complete unwillingness to compromise on the contents of said master plan by the Van Tassell Town Council.
We the petitioners have had enough of the town being divided. We no longer feel cohesiveness within our small community and feel the council has created a hostile environment. We hope we shall be granted the ability to pursue life, liberty and happiness through the de-annexation process.
Jim Ellicott, Secretary- Ellicott Hereford Ranch, 6-2-19; Mark Miller, Land Owner, 6-7-19; Norma Bruegger, Van Tassell Ranch Corp., 6-8-19; Ted and Jana Holman, Holman Ranch, 6-10-19; Lacy Willey, Land Owner, 6-14-19; Chris Wilkins, Land Owner, 6-14-19; Jan and Clyde Robertson, Land Owner, 6-14-19; Mark Bruegger, Land Owner, 6-17-19; Marcia A. Bruegger, Land Owner, 6-17-19.
TAXPAYER: Theodore D & Jana Lea Holman, TRS, Holman Family Trust
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: 32-60 SEC 31 NE E2NW LOTS 1-2 (320.36 ACRES), 32-60 SEC 31 LOTS 3-4 (79.72 ACRES), 31-60 SEC 4 LOTS 1-2-3-4 S2N2 S2; SEC 5 LOTS 1-2-3-4 S2N2 S2; SEC 8 N2 SW; SEC 9 NW E2SW (2004.72 ACRES), 32-60 SEC 31 E2SW NWSE (120 ACRES), VAN TASSELL OT BLK 1 LOT 1; BLK 12 LOTS 1-11-12-13; BLK 13 LOTS 1-2; BLKS 14-15 ALL; BLKS 18 LOTS 1-2-3; OUTLOT B (7.45 ACRES), 31-60 SEC 8 N2SE, PT SWSE, SESE; SEC 9 W2SW; SEC 17 N2NE, PT S2NE, ALL NW NORTH RR R-O-W (445 ACRES)
LEGAL OWNER NAME: Ellicott Hereford Ranch Inc. Attn: Jim Ellicott
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: 32-60 SEC 31 NE E2NW LOTS 1-2 (320.36 ACRES), 31-60 SEC 8 N2SE, PT SWSE, SESE; SEC 9 W2SW, SEC 17 N2NE, PT S2NE, ALL NW NORTH RR R-O-W (445 ACRES), VAN TASSELL OT BLK 1 LOT 1; BLK 12 LOTS 1-11-12-13; BLK 13 LOTS 1-2; BLKS 14-15 ALL; BLK 18 LOTS 1-2-3; OUTLOT B (7.45 ACRES), 31-60 SEC 4 LOTS 1-2-3-4 S2N2 S2; SEC 5 LOTS 1-2-3-4 S2N2 S2; SEC 8 N2 SW; SEC 9 NW E2SW (2004.72 ACRES), 32-60 SEC 31 E2SW NWSE (120 ACRES), 32-60 SEC 31 LOTS 3-4 (79.72 ACRES)
TAXPAYERS: Lacy I Willey and Chris F Wilkins
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: VAN TASSELL OT BLK 4 LOTS 1 THRU 9; LOT 18 N2; LOTS 19-20-21-22, VAN TASSELL OT BLK 3 LOTS 1 THRU 12
TAXPAYERS: Mark S & Marcia A. Bruegger
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: 31-60 SEC 17 TRACT IN N2SE AND SENE (4 ACRES)
TAXPAYERS: Clyde W & Janet G Robertson
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: VAN TASSELL OT BLK 4 LOTS 10 THRU 17; LOT 18 S2
TAXPAYERS: Norma Bruegger
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: VAN TASSELL OT BLK 6 LOTS 7-8-9-10-11-12
TAXPAYERS: Mark L. Miller ET AL
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: 31-60 SEC 17 TRACT IN NW SOUTH OF RR RTY, 31-60 SEC 18 NESE (40 ACRES), 31-60 SEC 18 SESE (40 ACRES), 31-60 SEC 17 TRACT S2NW SOUTH OF RR RTY (19.80 ACRES), 31-60 SEC 17 TRACT SENW ADJACENT TO RR RTY, 31-60 SEC 8 PT SWSE (23 ACRES)
Public Notice No. 7103 published in the Torrington Telegram June 28, 2019.