June 30, 2022
Town of Moorcroft
Regular Meeting of the Council
Monday, June 27th, 2022
Town Council Present: Mayor Ben Glenn, Councilmen Austin Smith and Paul Smoot
Absent: Dale Petersen and Dusty Petz
Town Representatives Present: Clerk/Treasurer Cheryl Schneider, Attorney Pat Carpenter, Police Chief Bill Bryant, Deputy Clerk Jodi Clark, HDR Engineer Heath Turbiville
Mayor Glenn called the meeting to order at 7:09 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance being said.
Krissy Hinkhouse was present to discuss the upcoming fundraising events for community member Bubba Elliott. She stated the first event will be on June 29th at the baseball field and requested to relax the open container for the event. Councilman Smith motioned to relax the open container on June 29th for the event from 4 pm -10 pm and Councilman Smoot seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Deere Haven will be catering the event on June 29th and Clerk Schneider presented a catering permit request for the event. Councilman Smith motioned to approve the catering permit and Councilman Smoot seconded. All ayes, motion carried. The second event will be on July 10th at the baseball field and Krissy is requesting to relax open container. This event will not be catered. Councilman Smoot motioned to relax the open container on July 10th from 2 pm – 10 pm and Councilman Smith seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Discussion was had on the third event scheduled for July 30th, but the request and catering permit will be tabled until the next meeting until further information is gathered.
Elise Buhler, town resident, was present to discuss her complaints on the junk ordinance. She presented pictures to the Council of her neighbor and other properties in town that are continuing to not follow the ordinance. Council stated Chief Bryant and his department have been working on warnings and citations of those in violation.
John Critel, town resident, was present to discuss several concerns he had in his neighborhood on the junk ordinance. Council stated the police department is working on the continued warnings and citations to help with these issues.
Councilman Smoot motioned to approve the Consent Agenda with the amended June 13th minutes and the amended June Bill List 2 and Councilman Smith seconded. All ayes, motion carried. June Bill 3 was tabled.
Clerk Schneider stated approval for fireworks in town was needed. Councilman Smoot motioned to approve the sale of fireworks from June 30th through July 5th and for the use of fireworks until 10 pm June 30th through July 5th and until midnight on July 2nd and July 4th and Councilman Smith seconded. All ayes, motion carried.
Clerk Schneider requested to set up a WyoStar account for the lagoon reserve payment required by USDA for the separation of funds. Councilman Smoot motioned to approve the account to be opened and Councilman Smith seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Clerk Schneider stated she has been notified that the 2nd distribution of the ARPA funds have been received at the state and the town should be receiving the payment within the next few weeks. The community distribution from Wyoming Community Gas has been received. This year’s amount distribution was $3,981.26. Councilman Smith motioned to deposit the amount into the WyoStar Recreation reserve account and Councilman Smoot seconded. All ayes, motion carried. The treasurer’s report was given to the Council. Clerk Schneider stated the Town Hall office will be closed on Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.
Chief Bryant gave his department update. Discussion was had on Officer Curley’s vehicle and the recent breakdown. Chief Bryant stated the new police car is currently in Wheatland awaiting arrival.
Heath discussed the SOI for the bike path funding. After the site visit, discussion was had on increasing the amount since the project is approximately two years out and the inflation cost of materials. The amount was increased from $500,000 to $750,000. Clerk Schneider stated the deadline is July 15th for the application and she will have a Resolution for the next meeting.
With no further business to discuss, Councilman Smith motioned to adjourn at 8:03 pm and Councilman Smoot seconded. All ayes, motion carried.
Ben Glenn, Mayor
Cheryl Schneider, Clerk/Treasurer
JUNE BILL LIST 2022 #2
AFLAC-EMPLOYEE PAID INS,$995.44;BLACK HILLS ENERGY-NATURAL GAS,TH,SHOP,MTC & FH,$324.78;BC/BS-MEDICAL INS,$13,071.00;BOBCAT-REPAIR ON DOOSAN,$1,742.11;BROWN,BRUCE-MILEAGE,JAN-JUNE,$163.80;
CLARK,JODI,-HANDBOOK LUNCH REIMBURSE,$77.79;COLLINS COMMUNICATIONS-ALARM-MTC,$300.00;CONNALLY,JESSE-CLEANING CONTRACT,$600.00;CONTRACTOR'S SUPPLY-SPRINKLER PARTS,$248.41;CROOK COUNTY MEDICAL SER-
PARAMEDIC INTERCEPT,$209.00;DELTA DENTAL-EMPLOYEE DENTAL INS,$984.00;ELLIOTT,DAVE-MOWING CEMETARY,$1,000.00;ENERGY LABS-WATER & SEWER TESTING,$834.00;FERGUSON WATERWORKS-METER,$1,195.49;
FIRESTEEL WELL SERVICE-CARR ROAD-BLADE,$660.00;GREAT WEST-DEFERRED COMP-EMPLOYEE PAID,$630.00;HDR-HOURLY SERVICES,$8,137.79;HOLBERG,JEFF-BUILING INSPECTOR PAYMENT,$295.00;HOME DEPOT-DRYWALL
MATERIALS-MTC,$29.00;INNOVATIVE TECH-CORINE PUMP FIX,$435.90;IRS-06/22/22,$6,157.99;LINCOLN FINANCIAL,EMPLOYEE LIFE INS,$36.00;MARCO-POLICE COPIER-$75.90;NORCO OXYGEN-EMS,$101.27;NORRIS,MONTY-WELL LEASE,
$1,000.00;OMEGA COMPUTERS-WIRELESS ROUTER,$99.00;PAYROLL-05/22/22,$18,359.69;POWDER RIVER ENERGY-ELECTRICITY,$10,312.61;QUILL-DESK AND OFFICE SUPPLIES,$1,085.12;STYKER-ANNUAL AMB LIFEPACK PAYMENT,$8,500.00; SUNDANCE LAW-ATTORNEY FEES,$2,577.38;THOMAS CRAWFORD AUTO,LIFT ADJUSTMENT,$757.50;TORGERSON'S-JETTER REPAIR,$317.73;TRACY MOTORS-MOWER OIL & FILTERS FOR LF,$86.93;POSTMASTER-BOX RENTAL-ANNUAL,$166.00;
VAN HORN,KRISTI-MTC CLEANING CONTRACT,$1,100.00;VSP-VISION INS,$166.49;WYOMING RETIREMENT-EMPLOYEE & VOLUNTEER (EST),$8,000.00;WYOMING WATER SOLUTION WATER,$44.70. TOTAL $90,877.82