November 17, 2022
Town of Moorcroft
Regular Meeting of the Council
Wednesday, November 9th, 2022
Town Council Present: Mayor Ben Glenn, Councilmen Dale Petersen, Austin Smith, Dusty Petz and Paul Smoot
Town Representatives Present: Clerk/Treasurer Cheryl Schneider, Police Chief Bill Bryant, Public Works Director Cory Allison and HDR Engineer Heath Turbiville
Mayor Glenn called the meeting to order, and the Pledge of Allegiance was said. Roll call was taken.
Krissy Hinkhouse, Moorcroft Chamber representative, was present to visit ask permission to use the town’s street light poles for a Christmas decorating contest. She also stated the Chamber is planning to have a Christmas Parade of Lights on December 15th at 6:00 going from Robinson Park to the clinic. Cookies with Santa will be at the museum. Council did not see any issues with allowing the use of the poles and Chief Bryant will temporarily block traffic as the parade crosses Converse Street.
Council Smoot motioned to approve the Consent Agenda and Councilman Petz seconded. Discussion was had on the Crook County Medical Services bill and Council Smoot amended his motion to remove this bill until further discussion could be had and Council Petz seconded. All ayes, motion carried.
Clerk Schneider updated Council on her department and gave the upcoming closure dates of town hall offices. She stated the WAM winter conference is in mid January and she will go ahead and reserve some rooms and asked to be notified of who will be attending by early January.
Public Works Director Allison updated Council on the public works projects. He stated the tank diving to clean the tanks would be done this year. He stated he does have this in his budget to do. He stated he received a couple of bids on the fence at the cemetery and he went with the cheapest which was Fence tech for $4766.50. He stated he is seeing an influx of trash being placed in the town’s garbage containers and is concerned with the landfill closing and that this could worsen. He suggested putting up a gate around the shop could help as he is also seeing more traffic at that location. The gym floor at the MTC is completed and looks great. e would like to jj
Heath had discussion on the infrastructure funding and the water and sewer projects. There are still three phrases remaining on Powder River Water project. These projects are a good fit for the ARPA funding.
Chief Bryant stated the new car is up and running. He updated Council on his department.
Discussion of the dirt at the cemetery was had. Cory stated the need to knock the hill down and to some dirt work was needed and the cost would probably be around $10,000l. He stated they would just reseed the area. Council was encouraged to view the area at the cemetery that needed the work.
The Moorcroft Town Center’s future was discussed. The Council stated they would like the public to be actively involved and a public meeting will be scheduled at 6:00 pm on December 14th at the town hall chambers. All public is encouraged to attend to share their input on the outcome and future of the building. Clerk Schneider will put notices out to remind and encourage the public to attend this important meeting.
Councilman Petersen motioned to go into Executive Session to discuss personnel at 7:48 pm and Councilman Smith seconded. All ayes, motion carried. The regular meeting of the Council reconvened at 7:58 and no action was taken.
With no further business to discuss, Councilman Smith motioned to adjourn the meeting at 7:58 pm and Councilman Petz seconded. All ayes, motion carried.
Ben Glenn, Mayor
Cheryl Schneider, Clerk/Treasurer
NOVEMBER BILL LIST #1
ACTION LOCK & KEY-SUPPLIES, $41.97; ADVANCE AUTO-FILTERS, $93.23; AFLAC-EMPLOYEE PAID INS, $971.76; AT&T-PHONE CHARGES, $323.61; BLACK HILLS ENERGY-NATURAL GAS-TH, SHOP, MTC, FH, $297.54; B/C B/S-EMPLOYEE MEDICAL INS, $15,852.00; CASELLE-SOFTWARE SUPPORT, $616.00; CITY OF GILLETTE-BASE CHARGE, $93.50; CLARK, JODI-REIMBURSEMENT-CASPER-PLA TRAINING, $219.38; COFFEE CUP FUEL STOP-FUEL-LF, PW, AMB, ST & ALYS, PARKS, $2,141.77; COLLINS COMMUNICATIONS-ALARM MONITORING, $41.00; CONNALLY, JESSE-CLEANING CONTRACT, $600.00; CONTRACTORS SUPPLY-GLOVES & SHUT OFF TOOL, $60.29; COM TECH-OUTFITTING NEW POLICE CAR, $14,766.50; CCMSD-PATIENT INTERCEPT, $209.00; CROOK CO SHERIFF OFFICE-DISPATCH, $1,900.00; DELTA DENTAL-EMPLOYEE DENTAL INS, $104.00; DIEHLS SUPPLIES-$5.29; DESIGN CONTRUCTION-CRACKFILLING, $881.00; ENERGY LABS-WATER & WASTE WATER TESTING, $432.00; FIRESTEEL-BLADING-CARR ROAD & LOMAC, $577.50; GREAT WEST-DEFERRED COMP, $630.00; HAWKINS-CHEMICALS, $908.01; HDR-TAP GRANT 2 INVOICES- REIMBURSABLE “$21,107.52” IN 2 U FLOWERS-FLOWERS-FUNERAL SERVICES, $63.00; IRS-11/9/2022, $5,597.15; JAMES TIRES-NEW TIRE-TRAILER, $169.81; LINCOLN FINANCIAL-EMPLOYEE LIFE INS, $33.75; MENARDS-SUPPLIES, $588.23; NORCO-RENTALS, OXYGEN, &CLEANING, $303.75; ONE CALL OF WYOMING-LOCATE TICKETS-$15.00, OMEGA COMPUTERS-HDMI ADAPTER FOR MONITORS, $29.00; PAYROLL-11/9/2022, $17,640.65; PETTY CASH;UTILITY BILLS, POSTAGE-CLERKS, $327.12; QUALITY HARDWARE-MTC, SHOP, TH, PARKS, $385.05; RANGE-PHONE CHARGES, $399.42; SINCLAIR-POLICE FUEL, OCT, $952.16; SUNDANCE TIMES-ADVERTISING, $705.00; TAC*ONE CONSULTING-LONE WOLF TRAINING-CURLEY, $350.00; TEAM LABS-MEGA BUGS PLUS WINTER BLEND, $2,631.00; TOP OFFICE-COPIES, $97.40; TRACY MOTORS-BELT, $18.49; USA BLUE BOOK-HACH DPD, $317.49; VAN HORN, KRISTY-MTC CLEANING, $1,100.00; VSP-VISION INS, $150.83; WALMART-SUPPLIES, $123.44; WESTERN WASTE-OCT COLLECTION, $12,767.00; WYOMING DEPT OF WORKFORCE-QTR 3 WORKERS COMP/UN EMPLOYMENT, $6,253.49; WYOMING NETWORK-WEBSITE DESIGN, $25.00; WY OFFICE OF SLIB-CW 163 PAYMENT, $9,496.62. $123,370.75
Publish: November 17, 2022