October 6, 2022
Town of Moorcroft
Regular Meeting of the Council
Monday, September 26th, 2022
Town Council Present: Mayor Ben Glenn, Councilman Dale Petersen, Austin Smith and Dusty Petz
Absent: Paul Smoot
Town Representatives Present: Clerk/Treasurer Cheryl Schneider, Police Chief Bill Bryant and HDR Engineer Heath Turbiville
Councilman Petersen called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.
Angie Peters, Parent Advisory Committee, was present to request the use of the MTC for the Annual Trick or Treat Street and to request the fees to be waived. The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 29th 5:30 – 8 pm. She invited the public and the council to attend as she is searching for volunteers for the event. Councilman Smith motioned to approve the usage of the MTC, waiving the cleaning deposit and Councilman Petz seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Clerk Schneider asked Council if they were including the waiving of the building usage fees as well. Councilman Petz motioned to amend the motion to also add the waiving of the building usage fees and Councilman Smith seconded. All ayes, motion carried.
Councilman Petz motioned to approve the Consent Agenda. Discussion was had on the bill list and the garage door at the fire hall. Councilman Smith seconded. All ayes, motion carried.
Clerk Schneider updated the Council on upcoming meetings she has in October. She stated the auditors have completed their onsite visit and will schedule for a future meeting to present the audit. Clerk Schneider gave the treasurer’s report.
Public Works department was presented in a written report.
Chief Bryant updated Council on his department and the new police vehicle.
Heath reminded the Council of the public meeting for the bike path study scheduled for 6:00 pm on October 10th, prior or to the regular scheduled meeting.
Clerk Schneider read Ordinance 8-2022 in to record on 2nd reading:
Ordinance 8-2022; AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 1-305 OF CHAPTER 1, TITLE 1 OF THE CODE OF THE TOWN OF MOORCROFT, WYOMING, 1979 TO SET REGULAR MEETINGS OF THE GOVERNING BODY AT 7:00 PM ON THE SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH OR IF THE REGULAR MEETING IS A LEGAL HOLIDAY THEN AT 7:00 PM ON THE NEXT FOLLOWING BUSINESS DAY WHICH IS NOT A LEGAL HOLIDAY; ESTABLISH THAT MEETINGS OF THE GOVERNING BODY SHALL BE HELD IN THE TOWN’S ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES UNLESS OTHERWISE DETERMINED; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Councilman Smith motioned to approve Ordinance 8-2022 on 2nd reading and Councilman Petz seconded. All ayes, motion carried.
Mayor Glenn joined the meeting at 7:15 pm. Mayor Glenn asked Clerk Schneider to read the quotes received for the garbage quotes. Clerk Schneider stated three quotes were received from contractors: Kieffer Sanitation, CW Waste Services, Inc. and Western Waste. The quotes for multiple services were read and reviewed. Council tabled the decision and scheduled a meeting for Wednesday, September 28th, 2022 at 7:00 pm where a discussion will continue and a decision will be made. The garbage contractors are invited to attend.
The plat for the proposed new motel in Texas Trails Subdivision, Phase 8 was discussed. The approval was tabled until further discussion that will be had at the special meeting on Wednesday, September 28th, 2022 at 7:00 pm.
Clerk Schneider presented and read Resolution 10-2022, A RESOLUTION OF THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE TOWN OF MOORCROFT TO SET COMMERCIAL WATER AND SEWER RATES FOR SINGLE METER SERVICES WITH MULTIPLE SPACES. Discussion was had on line #1 where it is stated there will be an additional $2.75 over the 10,000 gallon base. The mobile home overage should be based on how many rented spaces there are each month, allowing 10,000 gallons per rented space, multiplied by the number rented spaces. Councilman Petersen motioned to approve Resolution 10-2022, striking the line #1 in the Resolution, but stated the understanding would be if the total allowed number of rented spaces goes over the allowed limit, then the $2.75 per gallon would be charged and Councilman Petz seconded. All ayes, motion carried.
Councilman Petersen motioned to move into executive session at 7:40 pm to discuss personnel and Councilman Smith seconded. All ayes, motion carried.
The regular meeting of the Council reconvened at 7:49 pm. No action was taken.
The landfill and the C & D pit were discussed. The discussion of what the tipping fee would need to be and the tonnage to make it feasible to continue with the C & D pit. The timeline was discussed and whether there would be enough time to make it viable. There is another monthly meeting scheduled this upcoming Thursday with DEQ and discussion will be had to help answer these questions.
With no further discussion to be had, Councilman Petersen motioned to adjourn at 8:13 pm and Councilman Petz seconded. All ayes, motion carried.
Ben Glenn, Mayor
Cheryl Schneider, Clerk/Treasurer
SEPTEMBER BILL LIST 2022 #2
AFLAC-EMPLOYEE PAID INSURANCE, $971.76; BLACK HILLS ENERGY-NATURAL GAS ,TH, SHOP, MTC & FIRE HALL, $189.79; BC/BS-MED INS, $14,492.00; CITY OF GILLETTE-BASE CHARGE, $93.50; CNA SURETY-POSITION SCHEDULE FOR BOND INS, $265.00; CONNALLY, JESSE-CLEANING CONTRACT, $600.00; DELTA DENTAL-EMPL DENTAL INS, $982.00; ENERGY LABS-WATER & LAGOON TESTING, $1,538.00; FERGUSON/WATERWORKS-2 1/2 MTR FLG KIT PR, 8-5/8 X 3/4, $1,665.54; GALLS, ONE WAY VALVES, AMB, LATHAM NAME PLATE & HOLSTER-PD, $218.92; GILLETTE STEEL CENTER, ROUND TUBING & A PLAT E, $415.00; GREAT WEST-DEFERRED COMP, EMPLOYEE PAID, $630.00; GW REPAIR-OIL & FILTER, 18 DURANGO, $254.73; HOME DEPOT-PARKS SUPPLIES, $90.90; INNOVATIVE TECH-RADIO REPAIR, $2,757.36; IRS-09/14/22, $5,712.88; LIFE ASSIST-MEDICAL SUPPLIES, $239.08; LINCOLN FINANCIAL-EMPLOYEE LIFE INS, $31.50; MARCO-POLICE COPIER, $84.95; PAYROLL-09/14/22, $17,839.43; PETTY CASH-POSTAGE, PREC-ELECTRICITY, $11,935.99; SCHNEIDER, CHERYL-REIMBURSE MILEAGE-WAMCAT, $246.25; SUNDANCE LAW-ATTORNEY FEES, $1,087.50; TOP OFFICE-COPY CHARGES-CLERK, $81.80; UNIFORMS 2 GEAR, COATS(2), $317.85; USA BLUEBOOK-SUPPLIES, $108.96; VAN HORN, KRISTI-MTC CLEANING CONTRACT, $1,100.00; VAQUEZ GARAGE DOOR-12 X 10 GARAGE DOOR, $5,368.15; VSP-VISION INS, $140.40; WYO SLIB-DW 191 LOAN PAY; $33,669.83; WYO RETIRE-SEPT, EMPL & VOL, $8,500.00; WYO WDC-9404129 PAY, $17,724.53; WYO WATER SOLUTION-WATER, $37.25. TOTAL " $129,390.85"