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Town of Moorcroft Regular Meeting of the Council

 

June 17, 2021



Town of Moorcroft

Regular Meeting of the Council

Monday, June 14th, 2021

Mayor Clell Claar called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Town Council Present: Mayor Clell Claar, Councilmen Paul Smoot, Dale Petersen, Austin Smith and Ben Glenn

Town Representatives Present: Clerk/Treasurer Cheryl Schneider, Police Chief Bill Bryant, Attorney Pat Carpenter and HDR Engineer Heath Turbiville

Councilman Smoot motioned to approve the Consent Agenda, not including Bill List 2 and Councilman Glenn seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Councilman Glenn abstained from the discussion on Bill List 2 due to the conflict of interest. Councilman Smith motioned to approve Bill List 2 and Councilman Petersen seconded. Councilmen Smith, Petersen, and Smoot ayes and Councilman Glenn abstained, motion carried.

Clerk Schneider discussed the Local Fiscal American Rescue Funds . The Town will be receiving $170,000 to be paid in two payments, the first payment expected in June and the second would come 12 months later. Councilman Smoot motioned to accept the Local Fiscal Rescue funds and Councilman Glenn seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Clerk Schneider discussed a request from a local business/bar to change the hours of establishment on Sundays to the same as the rest of the week. Councilman Smith motioned to allow and Councilman Glenn seconded. Discussion was had. The motion was withdrawn and Clerk Schneider will send a letter to the bar owners inviting them to the next council meeting for public discussion. Clerk Schneider stated two vehicles have been requested to declare as surplus and put out to bid to sale. The two vehicles are 1986 Chevy Suburban and 2007 Chevy Impala. Councilman Smoot motioned to declare the two vehicles as surplus and advertise for sale by bid and Councilman Glenn seconded. All ayes, motion carried. The bids for the vehicles will be accepted until 5:00 pm on July 9th and will be opened at the scheduled council meeting on July 12th. Clerk Schneider presented two resolutions to be approved for the lagoon through USDA. Discussion was had on the right of way for Attorney Carpenter to review and approve. RESOLUTION 4-2021; A RESOLUTION TO THE COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF MOORCROFT AUTHORIZING AND PROVIDING FOR THE INCURRENCE OF INDEBTEDNESS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING A PORTION OF THE COST OF ACQUIRING, CONSTRUCTING, ENLARGING, IMPROVING AND/OR EXTENDING ITS PORTION OF THE COST OF ACQUIRING, CONSTRUCTING, ENLARGING, IMPROVING, AND/OR EXTENDING ITS MUNICIPALITY FACILITY TO SERVICE AN AREA LAWFULLY WITHIN ITS JURISDICTION TO SERVE. WHEREAS, IT IS NECESSARY FOR THE TOWN OF MOORCROFT TO RAISE A PORTION OF THE COST OF SUCH UNDERTAKING BY ISSUANCE OF ITS BONDS IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF $2,017,000.00 IN LOANS PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF WYOMING STATE STATUTES; AND WHEREAS, THE ASSOCIATION INTENDS TO OBTAIN ASSISTANCE FROM THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND TO ACCEPT A GRANT IN THE AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $1,221,000. Councilman Glenn motioned to approve Resolution 4-2021, contingent on Attorney Carpenter’s approval on the right of way and Councilman Petersen seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

RESOLUTION 5-2021: RESOLUTION 5-2021; A RESOLUTION TO THE COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF MOORCROFT AUTHORIZING AND PROVIDING FOR THE INCURRENCE OF INDEBTEDNESS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING A PORTION OF THE COST OF ACQUIRING, CONSTRUCTING, ENLARGING, IMPROVING AND/OR EXTENDING ITS PORTION OF THE COST OF ACQUIRING, CONSTRUCTING, ENLARGING, IMPROVING, AND/OR EXTENDING ITS MUNICIPALITY FACILITY TO SERVICE AN AREA LAWFULLY WITHIN ITS JURISDICTION TO SERVE. WHEREAS, IT IS NECESSARY FOR THE TOWN OF MOORCROFT TO RAISE A PORTION OF THE COST OF SUCH UNDERTAKING BY ISSUANCE OF ITS BONDS IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF $1,270,000 IN LOANS PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF WYOMING STATE STATUTES; AND WHEREAS, THE ASSOCIATION INTENDS TO OBTAIN ASSISTANCE FROM THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND TO ACCEPT A GRANT IN THE AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $446,349.00. Councilman Petersen motioned to approve Resolution 4-2021, contingent on Attorney Carpenter’s approval on the right of way and Councilman Smith seconded. All ayes, motion carried. All ayes, motion carried.

Clerk Schneider received a request for the Senior Citizen Center for a variance to waive the fee for the vendor’s permit to allowing them to set up a lemonade stand during Jubilee. They will not be selling items but accepting donations. Councilman Petersen motion to waive the vendor’s fee and Councilman Smith seconded. Councilmen Glenn and Smoot nays and Councilmen Petersen and Smith ayes. Mayor Claar aye, motioned carried.

Clerk Schneider presented two bids that were received for mowing. One bid was from Miles Blakeman for mowing and trimming the cemetery for $800 twice a month and the second bid was from David Elliott for $1,000 twice a month. Miles Blakeman requested to withdraw his bid. Discussion was had on liability insurance. Attorney Carpenter recommended a $1,000.000 liability with a $5,000 deductible minimum to be required. Councilman Glenn motioned to accept the bid from David Elliott for $2,000 maximum; $1,000 each time, providing he gets liability insurance and signs a contract that Attorney Carpenter will prepare and Councilman Smoot seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Clerk Schneider read Ordinance 2-2021 into record on the 2nd Reading: ORDINANCE 2-2021; AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND RESTATING IN ITS ENTIRETY SECTIONS 13 OF THE ORDINANCES OF THE TOWN OF MOORCROFT AND ADOPTING A NUISANCE COMPLIANCE PROGRAM TO PROMOTE, PROTECT AND IMPROVE THE HEALTH, SAFETY, AND WELFARE OF ALL CITIZENS OF THE TOWN OF MOORCROFT AND TO AID IN THE RESOLUTIONS OF COMPLAINTS THROUGH THE ENFORECEMENT OF THE TOWN’S NUISANCE CODES. Councilman Petersen motioned to approve Ordinance 2-2021 on 2nd reading and Councilman Smoot seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Heath presented Change Order No. #2 on the lagoon as outlined. Councilman Petersen motioned to accept Change Order No.#2 and Councilman Glenn seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Mayor Claar stated he received information from a company on splash pads. Discussion was had. Councilman Petersen stated he would like to have a representative from the company attend a council meeting for further discussion.

Discussion was had on the county wide fire ban at this time and selling of fireworks. Councilman Petersen motioned for the Town to follow the county wide fire ban. Motion died for a lack of a second. It will be discussed at the next meeting.

Attorney Carpenter reported that an attorney representing Vivant called and was in inquiring about the Town’s current Ordinance prohibiting door to door sales. Discussion was had on the reasoning for the Ordinance. Attorney Carpenter will advise Vivant if they wish to sell door to door they will be required to come to the Town meeting an obtain a variance.

Councilman Smith motioned to go in to Executive Session at 8:30 pm to discuss personnel and Councilman Glenn seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

The regular meeting of the Council reconvened at 9:51 pm with no action taken. Councilman Petersen motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:51 and Councilman Smith seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Clell Claar, Mayor

ATTEST:

Cheryl Schneider, Clerk/Treasurer

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