January 27, 2022
Town of Moorcroft
Regular Meeting of the Council
Monday, January 24th, 2022
Town Council Present: Mayor Protem Ben Glenn, Councilmen Austin Smith, Dale Petersen, and Paul Smoot
Absent: Mayor Clell Claar
Town Representatives Present: Clerk/Treasurer Cheryl Schneider, Police Chief Bill Bryant, and HDR Engineer Heath Turbiville
Mayor Protem Glenn called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.
Clerk Schneider read the letter of resignation from Mayor Clell Claar. Mayor Protem Glenn stated Mayor Claar has resigned due to health issues and thanked him for all the years of service. The remaining Councilmen also expressed their gratitude on Mayor Claar’s dedication and service to the Town. Councilman Petersen motioned to accept Mayor Claar’s resignation and to thank him for serving the Town and Councilman Smith seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Councilman Petersen motioned to appoint Mayor ProTem Glenn as Mayor of Moorcroft for the remainder of Mayor Claar’s term and Councilman Smoot seconded. All ayes, motion carried.
Clerk Schneider administered the oath of office to Mayor Glenn to serve as Mayor of Moorcroft for the remaining term.
Councilman Smoot motioned to accept the Consent Agenda and Councilman Smith seconded. All ayes, motion carried.
Clerk Schneider gave a written department report for the clerk’s department and the treasurer’s report.
Mayor Glenn went over the written public works report. He asked for comments on the recommendation for the dirt pile needed at the landfill and hiring a contractor to do the work. Discussion was had on the expense and where within the budget it will be paid. Councilman Petersen motioned to expend up to $9,000 to move the dirt piles at the landfill and to have Public Works Allison identify what line items the funds will be paid from, and Councilman Smoot seconded. All ayes, motion carried.
Chief Bryant presented his departmental written report.
Discussion was had on the date for the next workshop. Council set February 3rd at 5:30 pm for a workshop to discuss MTC study, appointments, and list of fees.
The open council vacancy was discussed. Clerk Schneider will advertise the vacancy to be placed in the paper January 27th and February 3rd.
The upcoming garbage contract will expire in April. The contract will be advertised January 27th, February 3rd, and February 10th.
With no further business to discuss, Councilman Smith motioned to adjourn at 7:43 pm and Councilman Smoot seconded. All ayes, motion carried.
Ben Glenn, Mayor
Cheryl Schneider, Clerk/Treasurer
JANUARY BILL LIST 2022 #2
ACTION LOCK & KEY-REPAIRS ON WALK IN DOOR IN BAY, $862.98; AFLAC-EMPLOYEE PAID INSURANCE, $995.44; BEWLEY,BAYLEE-REFUND CHARGES FOR ACCOUNT CLOSING, $284.16; BLACK HILLS ENERGY-NATURAL GAS, TH, SHOP, MTC & FH, $1,941.25; BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD-MEDICAL INSURANCE, $16,079.00; CITY OF GILLETTE-WATER BASE RATE, $92.50; DISTRICT CLERK-EMPLOYEE DEDUCTION, $429.56; CONNALLY,JESSE-CLEANING CONTRACT, $600.00; DELTA DENTAL-DENTAL INSURANCE, $1,108.00; ENERGY LABS-WATER & SEWER TESTING, $49.00; FENGER, ERIK-CLOSING DEPOSIT REFUND, $6.43; FOWLER, RUSSELL-12 MONTH REFUND OF DEPOSIT, $150.00; GILLETTE NEWS RECORD-ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION,$153.00; GREAT WEST-DEFERRED COMP EMPLOYEE PAID, $630.00; HAWKINS-CYLINDER CHARGES, $65.00; HOME DEPOT-COAL SHOOT REPAIRS, $99.03; IRS-01/19/22, $5,622.42; KERN,MITCHELL-REFUND CHARGES FOR APPLIANCE AT LANDFILL, $65.00; LIFE ASSIST MEDICAL SUPPLIES,$307.03; LINCOLN FINANCIAL-EMPLOYEE LIFE INSURANCE, $36.00; MILMINE, KEN-CLOSING DEPOSIT REFUND, $84.30; NORCO-CLEANING SUPPLIES-MTC & TH, $101.34; PAYROLL-01/19/22, $17,321.34; POWDER RIVER ENERGY-ELECTRICITY, $12,149.66; SUNDANCE LAW-ATTORNEYS FEES, $2,013.00; SUNDANCE TIMES-ADVERTISING, $716.00; TRIGG, ROBERT-MEALS- FIRE TRAINING IN RIVERTON, $23.18; VALLI-MONTHLY MAINTENANCE ONLINE PAYS, $75.00; VAN HORN, KRISTI-MTC CLEANING CONTRACT,$1,100.00; VISA-OFF SUPPLIES, TRNG-CURLEY-MUCK BOOTS, $1,353.65; VSP-VISION INSURANCE, $166.49; WYO DEPT OF REVENUE-STARFISH SALES TAX, $173.62; WYOMING RETIREMENT-DECEMBER EMPLOYEES & VOLUNTEERS, $8,000.00; TOTAL “ $68,769.55”
Publish: January 27, 2022