Town of Moorcroft
March 31, 2022
Town of Moorcroft
Regular Meeting of the Council
Monday, March 28th, 2022
Town Council Present: Mayor Ben Glenn, Councilmen Dale Petersen, Austin Smith, Dusty Petz and Paul Smoot
Town Employees Present: Clerk/Treasurer Cheryl Schneider, Attorney Pat Carpenter, 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.
Elaine Buckmiller was present to discuss the upcoming annual clean up day in May and to verify the landfill will be open for the trash removal. Council stated she is good to move forward with planning to take trash to the landfill.
Kathy Johnson was present to discuss her concerns with the plans of a new motel to be built near Texas Trails subdivision. She has concerns with safety, possibly increased trash and traffic with the development. Mayor Glenn stated the road has been platted for years to tie into Carbon street. Mayor Glenn stated there would be discussion at future council meetings and the public will be able to attend these meetings for further information.
Councilman Petersen motioned to approve the Consent Agenda and Councilman Smoot seconded. All ayes, motion carried.
Clerk Schneider, Police Chief Bill Bryant, and Public Works Director Cory Allison submitted their electronic reports to Council.
Clerk Schneider read Resolution 5-2022 for approval.
A RESOLUTION FOR APPROVAL AND ADOPTION OF THE TOWN CENTER FEASIBILITY STUDY, DATED FEBRUARY 2022. THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROCESS IS TO HELP PREPARE A SUSTAINABLE PLAN FOR THE FUTURE OF THE MUNICIPALITY OWNED STRUCTURE AT 101 S. Belle Fourche Avenue, Moorcroft, WY 82721, COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE MOORCROFT TOWN CENTER (MTC).
Councilman Petersen motioned to adopt and approve Resolution 5-2022 and Councilman Smith seconded. All ayes, motion carried.
Nancy Feehan, MTC volunteer, requested the use of an additional room for the Starfish store. Discussion was had to allow the Starfish store to use Room 151 with the condition if the room has an active renter the continued use will no longer be available to Starfish and the items will be removed.
Clerk Schneider read Ordinance 2-2022 into record on 2nd reading:
ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 1-316 (b) OF CHAPTER 3, TITLE 1 OF THE CODE OF THE TOWN OF MOORCROFT, WYOMING 1979 TO PROVIDE THE DISCRETIONARY FORMATION OF THE MOORCROFT TOWN CENTER:
Councilman Smoot motioned to approve Ordinance 2-2022 on 2nd reading and Councilman Smith seconded. All ayes, motion carried.
Clerk Schneider read Ordinance 3-2022 into record on 1st reading:
ORDINANCE APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING CONTINUATION OF THE ONE PERCENT (1%) EXCISE TAX IMPOSED UPON RETAIL SALES OF TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY, ADMISSIONS AND SERVICES, AND IMPOSED UPON SALES AND STORAGE, USE AND CONSUMPTION OF TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY, IN CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING.
Councilman Smith motioned to approve Ordinance 3-2022 on 1st reading and Councilman Smoot seconded. All ayes, motion carried.
Monte Reichenberg, Moorcroft Interfaith, reported the compressor was bad on the MTC freezer. A new one has been ordered and warranty will cover the part. He stated CSI will be installing it and Interfaith will be paying for the cost of installation.
Councilman Smith motioned to move into Executive Session at 7:30 pm to discuss land acquisition and potential litigation and Councilman Smoot seconded. All ayes, motion carried.
The regular meeting of the Council was reconvened at 8:00 pm. Councilman Petersen motioned to move forward with the land swap and for Attorney Carpenter to prepare the paperwork for documentation and Councilman Petz seconded. All ayes, motion carried.
With no further business to discuss, Councilman Smith motioned to adjourn at 8:00 pm and Councilman Smoot seconded. All ayes, motion carried.
Ben Glenn, Mayor
Cheryl Schneider, Clerk/Treasurer
MARCH BILL LIST 2022 #2
AFLAC-EMPLOYEE PAID INSURANCE, $995.44; AT&T-1ST NET PW & POLICE, $294.95; BLACK HILLS ENERGY, NATURAL GAS,TH,SHOP,MTC & FH,$1,644.82; BLAKEMAN PROPANE, PROPANE, $12.04; BC/BS-MED INS,$16,079.00;BOBCAT OF GILLETTE-SERVICE CALL & MILEAGE LOADER,$985.17;CBH-FUEL DRYER, $47.12; CITY OF GILLETTE-WATER BASE RATE,$92.50; CONNALLY,JESSE-CLEANING CONTRACT, $600.00; CONTRACTORS SUPPLY-SHOP-LIFT SUPPLIES, $41.28; DELTA DENTAL-EMPL DENT INS, $1,108.00;DISTRICT CLERK-EMPL DEDUCTION, $429.56; DOLLAR GENERAL-SUPPLIES,$17.00; EMERGENCY MED PRODUCTS-MED SUPPLIES,$26.04; GREAT WEST-DEFERRED COMP-EMP PAID, $630.00; GW REPAIR-OIL & ALL FILTERS,$442.20; HAWKINS,SULFUR DIOXIDE, $700.50; HDR HOURLY SERVICES; $5,397.50; HOME DEPOT-SUPPLIES, $45.90; IRS-3/16/22, $6,630.72; LIFE ASSIST, MED SUPPLIES, $167.77; LINCOLN FINANCIAL-EMPL LIFE INS, $36.00; LOWE’S ROOFING-PAY REQUEST #1-INS REIMBURSED, $53,680.00; MARCO-POLICE COPIES,$75.90; PAYROLL-3/16/22, $19,908.03; POWDER RIVER ENERGYELECTRICITY $11,356.94; RECORD SUPPLY-SUPPLIES, $181.97; SQUAD ROOM EMPLEMS-GRAPHICS KIT FOR 2022 DURANGO, $412.75, SUNDANCE LAW-ATTTORNEY FEES JAN AND FEB, $2,643.75; TOP OFFICE-COPIES,$79.50; TRACY MOTORS; SUPPLIES, $840.49; VALLI-MONTHLY MAINTENANCE, ONLINE PAYS, $75.00; VAN HORN,KRISTI-MTC CLEANING CONTRACT, $1,100.00; VISA “EMS UNIV-BARON, WAM, REST OF IPAD BILLING-PW”, $5,014.59; VSP-VISION INS, $166.49; WYOMING RETIREMENT;DECEMBER EMPLOYEE & VOLUNTEER (EST), $12,000.00; WYOMING WATER SOLUTIONS-WATER,$36.25. TOTAL “$141,011.67 “
Mayor: Ben Glenn
Councilmen: Dale Petersen, Austin Smith, Dusty Petz and Paul Smoot
Publish: March 31, 2022