March 3, 2022
Town of Moorcroft
Regular Meeting of the Council
Monday, February 28th, 2022
Town Council Present: Mayor Ben Glenn, Councilmen Dale Petersen, Austin Smith and Paul Smoot
Town Representatives Present: Clerk/Treasurer Cheryl Schneider, Police Chief Bill Bryant and HDR Engineer Heath Turbiville
Mayor Glenn called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm and the Pledge of Allegiance was said. Roll call was taken.
Mayor Glenn stated the Council had several good candidates for the open council seat. Councilman Petersen motioned to appoint Dusty Petz to fill the vacant council seat for the remaining term and Council Smoot seconded. All ayes, motion carried. New appointed Councilman Petz moved to the council seat.
Councilman Petersen motioned to approve the Consent Agenda and Councilman Smith seconded. All ayes, motion carried.
Clerk Schneider requested to have Dick Claar’s name removed from all financial accounts and to add Mayor Glenn to these accounts. Councilman Petersen motioned to remove Dick Claar’s name and to add Mayor Glenn and Councilman Smoot seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Mayor Glenn stated he would like to appoint Councilman Smoot as Mayor Pro Tem. Councilman Petersen motioned to approve the appointment and add Smoot’s name to the Pinnacle Bank’s signature card and Councilman Smith seconded. All ayes, motion carried.
Clerk Schneider requested leave/travel for the clerk’s office to upcoming trainings for WAMCAT and Caselle in March and April. Councilman Smoot motioned to approve the trainings and Councilman Petersen seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Clerk Schneider updated Council on information on the ARPA funding and the WAM Conference. She stated that a budget workshop needs to be scheduled and possibly combining that with the annual retreat. The treasurer’s report was given.
The regular meeting of the council was paused at 7:15 pm for the public input meeting for the liquor license renewal. The following have applied for liquor license renewals: Dewey’s Place, Deere Haven Liquor and Lounge, Donna’s Diner II, and Hopper’s Beverage Emporium. There were no public comments. Councilman Petersen motioned to approve all the liquor license renewals as read and Councilman Smith seconded. All ayes, motion carried. The regular meeting of the council was reconvened at 7:18 pm.
Deidre Budahl and Denetta Horan were present for the 2021 presentation of the town’s single audit. Deidre went through the audit with the Council and answered all questions.
Clerk Schneider stated she had completed the cemetery fees as requested. The new fees were presented. Councilman Smith motioned to amend Resolution 2-2022 with the new cemetery fees and Councilman Smoot seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Clerk Schneider presented the quotes from the fire department for supplies for the upcoming town expo and fire prevention week. The costs of the items will come from the fire uniform and supply budget line item. Councilman Petersen motioned to approve the lowest bid, including shipping, and Councilman Smoot seconded. All ayes, motion carried.
The Council received the electronic public works report.
Chief Bryant updated the Council on the police department.
Heath stated the SRF application for the landfill has been finalized. This will go to the April SLIB meeting.
Discussion was had on the MTC feasibility study that was done by Rural Community Consultants. The Council stated they would like to stay with scenario two. Clerk Schneider is waiting for the final report for the study to be adopted.
Clerk Schneider read Ordinance 1-2022 into record on the 3rd reading:
AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A NON-EXCLUSIVE FRANCHISE TO POWDER RIVER ENERGY CORPORATION TO CONSTRUCT, ACQUIRE, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN AN ELECTRIC SYSTEM IN THE TOWN OF MOORCROFT, WYOMING AND TO FURNISH ELECTRICITY TO THE TOWN AND THE INHABITANTS THEREOF, AND TO USE THE STREETS, ROADS, ALLEYS AND OTHER PUBLIC PLACES WITHIN THE TOWN; LENGTH OF FRANCHISE; FRANCHISE FEE; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT THERWITH; SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Councilman Petersen motioned to approve Ordinance 1-2022 on 3rd reading and Councilman Smoot seconded. All ayes, motion carried.
Councilman Petersen motioned to move into executive session at 8:04 pm to discuss personnel and land acquisition and Councilman Smoot seconded. All ayes, motion carried.
The regular meeting of the Council reconvened at 8:35 pm with no action taken.
With no further business to discuss, Councilman Smith motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:35 pm and Councilman Petz seconded. All ayes, motion carried.
Ben Glenn, Mayor
Cheryl Schneider, Clerk/Treasurer
FEBRUARY BILL LIST 2022 #2
AFLAC-EMPLOYEE PAID INSURANCE, $995.44; AT&T-1ST NET PW & PD, $295.16; BLACK HILLS ENERGY-NATURAL GAS, TH, SHOP, MTC & FIRE HALL, $1,459.46; BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD-MEDICAL INSURANCE, $16,079.00; BRYANT,BILL-HEADLIGHTS-2018 DURANGO, $52.54; CASEY PETERSON-AUDIT,$23,494.96; CITY OF GILLETTE-WATER BASE RATE, $92.50; CONTRACTORS SUPPLY-MADISON PARTS, $156.63; CROOK COUNTY SHERIFF-DISPATCH SERVICES, $1,900.00; DISTRICT CLERK-EMPLOYEE DEDUCTION, $429.56; DOLLAR GENERAL-KLEENEX, $17.00; CONNALLY, JESSE-CLEANING CONTRACT, $600.00; DELTA DENTAL-DENTAL INSURANCE,$1,108.00; EMERGENCY MEDICAL PRODUCTS-MEDICAL SUPPLIES-AMB, $187.83; GMHR-COAL, $1,451.45; GREAT WEST-DEFERRED COMP-EMPLOYEE PAID, $630.00; HDR-HOURLY SERVICES, $5,857.22; HOME DEPOT-SHRINK WRAP, $35.04; IRS-2/16/22,$6,000.34; LAD’S AUTO-#1000 OIL CHANGE & #111 BRAKES & SHOCKS, $1,109.23; LIFE ASSIST-MEDICAL SUPPLIES, $457.11; LINCOLN FINANCIAL-EMPLOYEE LIFE INSURANCE, $36.00, MARCO-POLICE COPIES, $75.90; NORCO-CLEANING SUPPLIES-TH, $51.78; PAYROLL-2/16/22, $18,133.57; POWDER RIVER ENERGY-ELECTRICITY, $11,274.84; POWDER RIVER POWER-COUPLINGS AND HOSES, $178.26; QUALITY HARDWARE-BATTERIES & SUPPLIES-SHOP, MTC & LANDFILL, $483.48; RECORD SUPPLY-SWITCH-AIR COMPRESSOR-SHOP, $58.49; STRYKER-POWER LOAD CONTRACT, $3,462.00; STARLIGHT-DEGREASER-MTC DRAIN, $853.49; SURVIVAL ARMOUR-OUTER VEST CARRIERS, $643.50; TORGERSONS-SKIDSTEER PARTS, $250.00; TOP OFFICE-COPIES, $101.76; TRACY MOTORS-COMPACTOR & FUEL TANK FILTERS, $302.47; VALLI-MONTHLY MAINTENANCE-ONLINE PAYS, $75.00; VAN HORN,KRISTI-MTC CLEANING CONTRACT, $1,100.00; VISA-OFF SUPPIES, I-PADS-PUBLIC WORKS-KAREO, $4,107.81; VSP-VISION INSURANCE,$166.49; WYO SLIB-DWSRF #075 PAY, $43,493.71; WYOMING RETIREMENT-DECEMBER EMPLOYEE & VOLUNTEER, $8,000.00; WYOMING WATER SOLUTIONS-WATER, $21.75; TOTAL $152,506.96
Publish: March 3, 2022