Commission to interview County Attorney candidates tomorrow

By Joshua Scheer, reporter,

(Lander, Wyo.) – Tomorrow, the Fremont County Commission will conduct interviews for the Fremont County Attorney seat, which is to become vacant at the end of the month.

The interviews with Perry Marple of Lander, Michael Bennett of Cheyenne and Deputy County Attorney Pat LeBrun of Riverton are scheduled to begin at 10:45 a.m. in that order in the commission’s chambers at the Fremont County Courthouse in Lander. Timing of the interviews is subject to change. The three men were selected by The Fremont County Republican Central Committee last Wednesday night. Read about the Republicans’ meeting here.

Marple was selected as a placeholder to fulfill statutes which requires three candidates to be presented to the commission.

The commission is expected to select one of the three to replace Fremont County Attorney Brian Varn who resigned his seat to follow his wife’s career to Colorado. It is unclear at this time whether the commission will make the appointment tomorrow or at a later date.

Also on tomorrow’s agenda, discussion surrounding vehicle repair policy is expected to continue as Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor Glen Steers will bring historical crash data to the commission.

The commission will review its indigent burial policy. In recent meetings, concerns have been raised about whether some past indigent burial costs paid by the county have qualified for the funds. The policy is used when no family members of the deceased are to be found or if they cannot pay burial costs. No time slot has been given to this item.

The commission will also consider a grant application for the future construction of a new Riverton justice center.