Town of Moorcroft
July 29, 2021
Town of Moorcroft
Regular Meeting of the Council
Monday, July 26th, 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 Austin Smith, Paul Smoot and Ben Glenn
Absent: Dale Petersen
Town Representatives Present: Clerk/Treasurer Cheryl Schneider, Police Chief Bill Bryant, Public Works Director Cory Allison and HDR Heath Turbiville
Councilman Glenn motioned to approve the Consent Agenda and Councilman Smoot seconded. All ayes, motion carried.
Elaine Buckmiller, Moorcroft Chamber of Commerce, was present to discuss the 7th Annual Rib Rally on August 11th from 11 am to 5 pm. She requested to tape the streets on S. Big Horn and N. Big Horn for bike parking. Council discussed there would be no issues with moving forward in allowing the designated areas to be tape for bike parking.
Clerk Schneider read in to record on the 1st reading Ordinance 3-2021; AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE AND SALE BY THE TOWN OF MOORCROFT, WYOMING, OF ITS SEWERAGE REVENUE BOND, SERIES 2021, DATED AUGUST 9TH, 2021, IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF $3,277,000, FOR THE PURPOSE REFINANCING THE TOWN’S SEWERAGE REVENUE BOND ANTICIPATION NOTE, SERIES 2020 , DATED SEPTEMBER 30, 2020, IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF $2,379,463M AND CERTAIN OUTSTANDING INDEBTEDNESS OF THE TOWN, BOTH OF WHICH WERE ISSUED FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT OF COSTS FOR EXTENDING AND IMPROVING THE SEWERAGE SYSTEM OF THE TOWN; APPROVING THE FORM TERMS AND PROVISIONS OF THE BOND, A PURCHASE AGREEMENT AND ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS RELATED TO THE ISSUANCE THEREOF; AUTHORIZING THE MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNING BODY AND EMPLOYEES OF THE TOWN TO TAKE ANY AND ALL ACTIONS NECESSARY TO EFFECTUATE THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF SAID BOND AND THE CONSUMMATION OF SAID TRANSCATIONS; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. Councilman Smith motioned to approve Ordinance 3-2021 on 1st reading and Councilman Glenn seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Clerk Schneider discussed the special meeting is needed to have the 3rd and final reading completed by the next council meeting for the above Ordinance. Mayor Claar stated there will be a workshop scheduled for 4:00 pm on August 2nd to discuss the landfill SRF funding and a special meeting at 5:00 pm on the same day for the 2nd reading on the above Ordinance. Clerk Schneider reported that Ben Levenger, Rural Community Consultants, has tentatively scheduled the next public meeting for the Community Development Grant for September 2nd. The time has not been set yet. Clerk Schneider read the treasurer’s report.
Public Works Director Allison updated the Council in the public works department. He stated his work truck is in the shop and he is using his personal vehicle for work. Discussion was had on reimbursement. Council approved reimbursing Allison for mileage at the current IRS rate until he gets his work truck back.
Discussion was had on organizational funding and the Town will not be able to contribute this year. Discussion was had on the 5% increase on the leases at the MTC. Clerk Schneider will send a letter to the current tenants with leases.
Chief Bryant updated the Council on the police department.
Heath Turbiville updated the Council on the Town’s projects. He stated the lagoon is ready for the official substantial walk through. It will be scheduled for Wednesday, August 4th at 11:00 am.
With no further business to discuss, Councilman Glenn motioned to adjourn at 7:50 pm and Councilman Smoot seconded. All ayes, motion carried.
Clell Claar, Mayor
Cheryl Schneider, Clerk/Treasurer
Publish: July 29, 2021