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Council

 

May 12, 2022



Town of Moorcroft

Regular Meeting of the Council

Monday, May 9th, 2022

Town Council Present: Mayor Ben Glenn, Councilman Austin Smith, Dusty Petz and Paul Smoot

Absent: Dale Petersen

Town Representatives Present: Clerk/Treasurer Cheryl Schneider, Attorney Pat Carpenter, Public Works Director Cory Allison and HDR Engineer Jeron Smith.

Absent: Chief Bill Bryant

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

Councilman Smoot motioned to approve the Consent Agenda and Councilman Petz seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Clerk Schneider reported the information from the Chamber for the trash taken to the landfill from the Annual Clean Up Day. The Town Council expressed their gratitude to Elaine Buckmiller, Moorcroft Chamber, Pinnacle Bank, high school staff and students and all those involved with this annual event. She reminded the Council of the WAM Conference and to let her know who will be attending.

Cory updated Council on his department. Cory stated he is going to move forward again this year with aeration at the parks as he has it budgeted. He discussed the changes within his department at the landfill. Discussion was had on closing the landfill on Mondays at this time. Councilman Smith motioned close the landfill on Mondays, effective immediately and Councilman Petz seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Clerk Schneider will put notices out informing the public. Cory discussed the possibility of hiring a part time seasonal employee to mow and be utilized where needed. Councilman Smith motioned to hire a part time season employee, with no benefits, at $16.50 per hour for 40 hours a week and Councilman Smoot seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Cory will bring the information on the seasonal employee to the next scheduled council meeting.

Jeron Smith updated the Council on the Town’s projects. He stated the next landfill meeting with DEQ will be on this Thursday at 9 am. Heath Turbiville will be out of town but will join via telephone. Jeron stated the Resolution has been turned in for the preliminary to SLIB and that meeting is on June 2nd in Cheyenne. There will be a lagoon walk through next month.

The handbook was discussed and ready for final adoption and approval. Councilman Petz motioned to approve and adopt the handbook and Councilman Smoot seconded. All ayes, motion carried. A meeting will be schedule for the first week in June to have employee go over the handbook and sign.

Clerk Schneider presented Ordinance 4-2022 for 1st reading:

AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING MONEY FOR THE 12 MONTH PERIOD BEGINNING JULY 1ST, 2022 AND ENDING JUNE 30, 2023

Councilman Smith motioned to approve Ordinance 4-2022 and Councilman Petz seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

A Proclamation recognizing the 53rd Annual Professional Municipal Clerks Week May 1st-May 7, 2022 was presented. Mayor Glenn and the Town Council thanks Cheryl Schneider, Jesse Connally, and Jodi Clark for the services they perform and the exemplary dedication to the community they represent.

Clerk Schneider stated the CCSD MOU for the gym is ready for renewal. Discussion was had. Council would like to invite Randy Gill to attend the next town council meeting to further discuss the topic. Clerk Schneider will contact Randy.

Councilman Smith motioned to move into Executive Session at 8:00 pm to discuss personnel and possible litigation and Council Petz seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

The regular meeting of the Council reconvened at 8:40 pm. Councilman Smoot motioned to accept Willard Gantz’s resignation and Councilman Petz seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Councilman Smith motioned to send a certified letter be sent to Lyle Austin stating Public Works will be installing meters to each unit at the 12 plex on Centennial by June 15th and Lyle Austin will be responsible for the TAP fee on these meters to have services restored and Councilman Smoot seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Councilman Smith motioned to pull the meter on the vacant property on 321 Riley owned by Lyle Austin and the TAP fee will have to be paid to restore services on the property and Councilman Smoot seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

With no further business to discuss, Councilman Smoot motioned to adjourn at 8:43 pm and Councilman Smith seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Ben Glenn, Mayor

ATTEST:

Cheryl Schneider, Clerk/Treasurer

MAY 2022 BILL LIST #1

ADVANCE AUTO-EXHAUST TOOL, $75.99; AT&T-PHONE CHARGES, $294.95; CASELLE-SOFTWARE SUPPORT, $598.00; COFFEE CUP FUEL STOP-FUEL, LF, SWR, PW, MTC, AMB, WTR, ST & ALYS, $2,858.17; COLLINS COMMUNICATIONS-ALARM MONITORING, $41.00; CONTRACTORS SUPPLY-WATER SUPPLIES, $43.78; CROOK CO CLERK-RECORDING OF CEMETARY DEEDS, $48.00;CROOK CO SHERIFF’S OFFICE-DISPATCH SERVICES, $1,900.00; DIEHLS-SUPPLIES, $40.14; ENERGY LABS-LAGOON AND WATER TESTS, $2,090.00; GMHR-COAL, $3,251.70; HACH’S-CABLE, $61.01; HAWKINS-CHLORINE & CYCLINDERS, $1,773.00; HONNEN EQUIPMENT-BOLT, $19.68; IRS-4/27/2022, $6,305.19; JAMES TIRES-BACKHOE TIRE REPAIR, $40.00; LOWES ROOFING-2ND REQUEST-$30,500.00;NORCO-RENTALS,CLEANING-MTC, $307.11; ONE CALL OF WYOMING-LOCATE TICKETS, $28.50; PAYROLL-4/27/2022, $19,013.56; PETTY CASH-UTILITY BILLS, POSTAGE-CLERKS, $266.46; POSITIVE PROMOTIONS-FIRE OPEN HOUSE ITEMS, $1,271.03; QUALITY HARDWARE-SHOP, MTC & PARK SUPPLIES, $223.72;QUILL-OFFICE SUPPLIES, $137.28; RANGE-PHONE CHARGES, $412.87; SINCLAIR-POLICE FUEL APRIL, $991.40; SUNDANCE LAW-LEGAL FEES, $378.00; SUNDANCE TIMES ADVERTISING, $838.00; TOP OFFICE PRODUCTS-COPY CHARGES, $85.80; TRACY MOTORS-SUPPLIES, $1,091.04; WALMART-SUPPLIES, $41.56; WY NETWORK-WEBSITE DESIGN AND UPDATES, $25.00 TOTAL “$75,051.94”

Mayor Ben Glenn

Councilman Austin Smith, Dusty Petz and Paul Smoot

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