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Council

 

August 18, 2022



Town of Moorcroft

Regular Meeting of the Council

Monday, August 8, 2022

Town Council Present: Mayor Ben Glenn, Councilmen Dale Petersen, Austin Smith and Paul Smoot

Absent: Councilman Dusty Petz

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.

Councilman Smoot motioned to approve the consent agenda without Bill List 2 and Councilman Petersen seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Councilman Petersen motioned to approve Bill List 2 and Councilman Smoot seconded. Mayor Glenn abstained due to conflict of interest. All ayes, motion carried.

Clerk Schneider requested to open a bank account at Pinnacle Bank for the lagoon reserves. Councilman Smith motioned to approve the request and Councilman Smoot seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Clerk Schneider discussed the bid for the town owned vacant lots on north Big Horn and to begin advertising the lots. Councilman Smith motioned to advertise the lots and Councilman Petersen seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Clerk Schneider requested to send Jodi Clark and Jesse Connally to the Caselle Conference in October. Councilman Petersen motioned to approve the request and Councilman Smoot seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Clerk Schneider reminded everyone the primary is August 16th. Clerk Schneider stated she is registered for the LPT training. Clerk Schneider presented the Casey Petersen audit engagement letter for approval. Councilman Petersen motioned to approve the request and Councilman Smith seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Chief Bryant introduced Mr. Dan Latham. He is recommending Mr. Latham to fill the position for the vacant police officer. Councilman Smith motion to hire Dan Latham at $23.00 per hour and Councilman Smoot seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Heath Turbiville updated the Council on the recent meeting with DEQ on the landfill closure and cease/transfer program.

Discussion was had with some of the mobile home park owners on investments fees. There is a workshop scheduled with the single meter park owners for August 17th at 6:00 pm.

Clerk Schneider read three Ordinances into record.

Ordinance 5-2022; AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECION 25-602(a)OF CHAPTER 6, TITLE 25 OF THE CODE OF THE TOWN OF MOORCROFT, WYOMING 1979 TO INCREASE MONTHLY BASE WATER RATE AND ADDITIONAL WATER RATE ANNUALLY BY TWO PERCENT (2%) COMMENCING THE FIRST BILLING PERIOD IN JULY EACH YEAR; AND TO SET FEES BY RESOLUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Councilman Petersen motioned to approve Ordinance 5-2022, on 1st reading and Councilman Smoot seconded. All ayes, motioned carried.

Ordinance 6-2022; AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 25-602(a)OF CHAPTER 6, TITLE 25 OF THE CODE OF THE TOWN OF MOORCROFT, WYOMING 1979 TO INCREASE MONTHLY BASE WATER RATE AND ADDITIONAL WATER RATE ANNUALLY BY TWO PERCENT (2%) COMMENCING THE FIRST BILLING PERIOD IN JULY EACH YEAR; AND TO SET FEES BY RESOLUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Councilman Smoot motioned to approve Ordinance 6-2022, on 1st reading and Councilman Smith seconded. All ayes, motioned carried.

Ordinance 7-2022; AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 18-109 OF CHAPTER 1, TITLE 18 OF THE CODE OF THE TOWN OF MOORCROFT, WYOMING, 1979; PROVIDING DISCOUNT FOR LOW INCOME DISABLED PERSONS AND LOW INCOME PERSONS SIXTY-FIVE OF AGE OR OLDER; AND TO SET FEES BY RESOLUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Councilman Smith motioned to approve Ordinance 7-2022 on 3rd reading and Councilman Petersen seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

ORDINANCE NO. 7-2022

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TITLE 18, CHAPTER 1, SECTION 18-109

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ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 18-109 OF CHAPTER 1, TITLE 18 OF THE CODE OF THE TOWN OF MOORCROFT, WYOMING, 1979; PROVIDING DISCOUNT FOR LOW INCOME DISABLED PERSONS AND LOW INCOME PERSONS SIXTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER; AND TO SET FEES BY RESOLUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE TOWN OF MOORCROFT, CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING, that:

SECTION 1: Section 18-109 of Chapter 1, Title 18 of the Code of the Town of Moorcroft, Wyoming, 1979 shall be and the same hereby is amended to read in complete form as follows:

18-109 - CHARGES FOR GARBAGE COLLECTION BY THE TOWN-

(a) Basic rates for the collection, removal transporting and disposal of garbage by the employees and agents of the Town shall be as follows:

(1) Within the Town Limits.

(A) Ninety-five Gallon Capacity Cans. The monthly garbage service collection charge for ninety-five gallon capacity cans within the Town for one collection per week per can shall be established by Resolution of the Town Council.

(B) Three Hundred Gallon Capacity Cans. The monthly garbage service collection charge for three hundred gallon capacity cans collected within the Town shall be established by Resolution of the Town Council.

(2) Outside the Town Limits.

(A) Ninety-five Gallon Capacity Cans. The monthly garbage service collection charge for ninety-five gallon capacity cans outside the Town can for one collection per week per can shall be established by Resolution of the Town Council.

(B) Three-Hundred Gallon Capacity Cans. The monthly garbage service collection charge for three-hundred gallon capacity cans collected outside the Town shall be established by Resolution of the Town Council.

(C) Additional Collection Charges. A customer may request additional collections of garbage by the Town. The charges for each additional collection of a customer's cans shall be established by Resolution of the Town Council.

Within the Town Limits.

(A) Ninety-five Gallon Capacity Cans. Fees shall be established by Resolution of the Town Council.

(B) Three-Hundred Gallon Capacity Cans. Fees shall be established by Resolution of the Town Council .

(C) Charges For Special Collections. For items of garbage which are too large to fit inside a customer's can(s) or are prohibited from being deposited in a customer's can(s) under the provisions of this Chapter, special arrangements may be made by the customer with the Town to pick-up said item(s). The charge for such special collections shall be set by the Town public works commissioner, or his designee, in an amount sufficient to compensate for the actual costs of collection. Prior to collection, the customer or his representative shall sign a Town work-order thereby acknowledging the customer's agreement with the amount to be charged by the Town for the special collection requested by the customer.

(2) Outside the Town Limits.

(A) Ninety-five Gallon Capacity Cans. Fees shall be established by Resolution of the Town Council.

(B) Three-Hundred Gallon Capacity Cans. Fees shall be established by Resolution of the Town Council.

(b) Any garbage service customer rece1vmg garbage service to his or her residence within the Town limits who meets all of the following requirements shall receive a fifty-percent (50%) reduction from the garbage collection rates specified in subsections (a)(1) and (b)(1) above for garbage service provided to the customer’s primary residence with the Town limits:

(1) Be 65 years of age or older or be certified as totally disabled by the United States Social Security Administration, United States Veterans Administration, or other governmental agency; and

(2) Present evidence showing that the customer's household gross income was less than 225% of the Federal Poverty guideline for one person or for two persons if the household has more than one person, for the year immediately prior to the one in which the customer seeks to claim the water rate reductions provided in this subsection. For the purposes of this subsection, gross income does include the aggregate of the total earnings of minor children under the age of 18; and

(3) Be the owner or co-owner or lessee or co-lessee of the residence to which garbage service is provided and show that the customer is the sole source of support of the individuals constituting the household subject to the qualifications of subsection (c)(2) above, with the term 'household' meaning a group of individuals who regularly reside together in the residence receiving the garbage service; and

(4) Submit the information required in this subsection to the Clerk/Treasurer of the Town in January of each calendar year for certification of the customer's eligibility as a senior citizen or disabled person for purposes of the rate reduction provided in this subsection for the remainder of that calendar year. The income limit shall be updated each January when the Federal Poverty guidelines are established and shall apply for that calendar year, and the rate reduction provided for herein shall be reviewed each subsequent January.

Any customer who has been denied a reduction in garbage collection rates under this subsection may file an appeal to the Town Council for their consideration of his/her request, provided the appeal is filed in writing with the Clerk/Treasurer of the Town, setting forth the basis for reconsideration, with all supporting material to support the customer's claim of eligibility, within 10 calendar days from the date the customer received notice of the denial of his/her request. Upon the receipt of a properly filed appeal, the Town Council shall review the original application of the customer, the Town public file on the application, if any, and any other material the customer may file with his/her appeal and shall render their decision within 30 days of the receipt of the appeal. The Town Council may waive the income requirements in subsection (c)(2) for a customer who is 65 years of age or older whose household gross income exceeded the maximum allowed in the past year, but who has thereafter become disabled, and whose household gross income is currently less than the maximum allowable limit in the present year; or for a customer who is under 65 years of age whose household gross income exceeded the maximum allowed in the past year, but who has thereafter become totally disabled and whose total disability is certified by the United States Social Security Administration, United States Veterans Administration or other governmental agency, and whose household gross income is currently less than the maximum allowable limit in the present year.

SECTION 2: This Ordinance shall become effective after passage and upon publication as provided by law.

Passed on first reading: July 11th, 2022.

Passed on second reading: July 25th, 2022.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED on third reading this 8th day of August, 2022.

TOWN OF MOORCROFT

Ben Glenn

Mayor

ATTEST:

Cheryl Schneider

Town Clerk/Treasurer

CERTIFICATE OF PUBLICATION

I, Cheryl Schneider, Clerk/Treasurer of the Moorcroft, Wyoming, hereby certify that Ordinance No. 7-2022 was published in the Moorcroft Leader, Moorcroft, Wyoming on this 18th day of August, 2022.

Cheryl Schneider

Town

Clerk/Treasurer

Clerk Schneider presented the contract for services from Crook County Family Violence. Councilman Smoot motioned to approve the contract for $750.00 and Councilman Smith seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Chief Bryant presented Resolution 9-2022, A RESOLUTION FOR OPEN BURNING RESTRICTION AND BAN ON THE USE OF FIREWORKS. Councilman Petersen motioned to approve Resolution 9-2022 and Councilman Smith seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

With no further business to discuss, Councilman Smoot motioned to adjourn at 7:47 pm and Councilman Petersen seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Ben Glenn, Mayor

ATTEST:

Cheryl Schneider, Clerk/Treasurer

AUGUST 2022 BILL LIST #1

Advanced Auto-PW supplies-oil, antifreeze, flashlights, $434.99; Aflac-Employee paid supplemental ins, $971.76; AT&T-PD Phones, $295.61; BC/BS-Aug ins, $14,492.00; Civic Plus-Municode-ord codification-minutes, $350.00; Coffee Cup Fuel Stop-Fuel-PW, Amb & Fire, $3,629.04; Collins Communications-Fire Alarm Monitoring, $41.00; Contractors Supply-sprinkler system supp, credit for wrong billing,$1,376.00;Crook County Sheriff's Office-Dispatch, $1,900.00; Delta Dental-Aug ins, $982.00; Energy Lab-Landfill testing, $1,016.40; Great West Life-Employee Paid Deferred Comp, $630.00; HDR-PR Water Proj & Hourly Services, $20,486.29; Hach-Sewer dissolved oxygen meter cord, $35.72; Hawkins-chlorine chemicalS, $90.00; Home Depot-shelving unit, weed eater, sign, $630.92; Lincoln Financial-life ins, $30.25; IRS-7/30/22, $5,548.12; MC Service & Repair- Fire Engine 5 repairs, $112.50; Moorcroft Leader-Annual subscription, $40.00; Norco-cylinder rental, $271.25; Oasis-tar and asphalt patch, $999.98; Payroll-7/30/2022, $16,931.11; Petty Cash-Utility bills, postage, $282.94; Quality Hardware-ball field, water, cemetery, public safety, maint shop, $911.10; Range-phone charges, $409.66; Sinclair-PD fuel-$925.23; Sundance Times-advertising, $637.50; Team Lab-freight charges from April Inv., $281.00; Top Office-Copy charges, $88.50; Tracy Motors-PW supplies, $212.02; VSP-vision ins, $140.40; Walmart-PW supplies, $42.88; Western Waste-July garbage, $17,534.00; Wyoming Network-Monthly website updates/previous bill missed; $125.00 Wyoming SLIB-loan orig CW #195 landfill, $1,250.00. TOTAL= $94,135.17

AUGUST BILL LIST 2022 #2

Glenn Construction-Safety switch repair at firehall, $258.23. TOTAL= $258.23

 
 

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